Praxid

Fanfiction, drawings, and some thoughts about something

twisted-and-ginger:

praxid:

twisted-and-ginger might be able to answer Bill’s question, here… 

MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

twisted-and-ginger might be able to answer Bill’s question, here… 

Carol Peletier - 4.03

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twisted-and-ginger:

normryl:

I still get depressed when I watch Merle episodes. :(

They were sitting on a gold mine, and they threw it away. All they had to do was put Rooker on screen and let him talk.

I’d watch the hell out of that show!

(Source: stelagrimes)

(Source: normryl)

The Waiting Dead- Week Two *EASTER SPECIAL*

normryl:

thewaitingdead:

This week is EASTER WEEK!

All submissions this week just need to be slightly Easter-ish

I’ll add some prompts and ideas like last week, but ANYTHING Easter themed is accepted.

I’ve started a Score Sheet, that clocks up who responds to these and keeps count…

16 hours ago - 23 -

atoizzard asked: Thinking about that question more...I think we generally tend to connect with characters who are like real people. Human pain, human love, human loss....Even though we didn't see much of Merle, I feel like his character had so much depth. He was a whole person. I didn't think his flaws and strengths were romanticized like they are with Daryl. Merle, IMO, wasn't one of the superficial characters written to fit a trope.

subversivegrrl:

praxid:

I think I really connect to characters like that, who break out of a mold a bit and challenge how we normally see things. Carol’s like that, and Merle is. Jane Eyre is, too. People who look like they’re all one thing, at first… but there’s just something under the surface that says “there’s more. come get to know me.”

I think they started out with the real potential for Daryl to have been that kind of character, but they got suckered in by fan reaction and made him squishier. And now I don’t even know what to think about his character.

Agreed. I feel like the things I love about Daryl are imperiled, nowadays. He’s been a bit stagnant—hasn’t had much to do, and when he does, it’s hasn’t felt… right to me. I don’t think Daryl would fail to notice how dangerous the claimers were, for one. I always expected his passivity to become a plot point—that his desire to follow would be something he’d challenge and overcome. But that doesn’t appear to be happening.

They can get him back, but he needs a strong story next year if they’re going to do it.

atoizzard asked: Thinking about that question more...I think we generally tend to connect with characters who are like real people. Human pain, human love, human loss....Even though we didn't see much of Merle, I feel like his character had so much depth. He was a whole person. I didn't think his flaws and strengths were romanticized like they are with Daryl. Merle, IMO, wasn't one of the superficial characters written to fit a trope.

I think I really connect to characters like that, who break out of a mold a bit and challenge how we normally see things. Carol’s like that, and Merle is. Jane Eyre is, too. People who look like they’re all one thing, at first… but there’s just something under the surface that says “there’s more. come get to know me.”

normryl:

thequeenofshebasays:

emberholly:

daryl d attributes: 1. observant

love him, he’s only getting better!

Daryl seems to have become less observant.

Ah, yes, I miss our Redneck Sherlock Holmes.

What an interesting list! I’m not sure what Merle and Lizzie Bennet have in common hehe…Perhaps it’s a combination of their wit, loyalty (to themselves and loved ones), firmness in their values…I feel like Mercutio and Merle have similarities!

Looking it over, I think many of these people diverge from social expectations in some way. At the least, they’re individuals. They’re all brilliant in some sense or other—special—and uncompromisingly themselves.

atoizzard asked: Are there any characters - from any source - that you've connected with over the years? Characters that have stayed with you even if you haven't re-read the book/show or continue to watch the show? (Besides Jane or TWD ladies :D)

Hmm… there aren’t many, but here’s a few:

Jessica Atreides from Dune. Alexandria from Tarsem Singh’s The Fall. Lizzy Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Since he’s not a lady—so I’ve found a loophole—Merle from TWD. Number Six from The Prisoner. Horatio from Hamlet. Mercutio from Romeo and Juliet. Londo Mollari from Babylon Five. Jeffrey Murdoch from Coupling. Claudius from I, Claudius. Amy Farrah Fowler from Big Bang Theory.

… you can tell me what all these people have in common. I have no idea. :)

Anonymous asked: Were you always interested in Poe or was your research focused on his work for another reason?

I’ve always loved him, but I started a research focus on him in 2012. I received a Susan Tane fellowship to present work on him at the Interational Poe Society conference in Florence, Italy, that year. It was quite a memorable experience!

I have plans to write a historical novel about him, which is in the research phase. But keep an eye out, it’ll be on shelves someday! ;)

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Glad to hear it. :). I’m the same, lost as ever.

I feel like I’m finally starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I know you will, too. PM me any time. We can wallow in our sorrows, together.

petitefeet79

I’m glad! I adore your pieces!
Thank you!!!!!  <3 <3 <3
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your tea set!! <3 and I’m adding that to my reading list right now :)

That was in my office at the university for the longest time—many a student has had tea from that thing while I tried to teach them writing or medieval literature or Edgar Allan Poe. :) 

Make sure to get the 2010 edition—it’s been updated since the first run. I’m really eager to read it—my history advisor and fellow Bronte-obsessive recommended it. If you get a hold of the book, let me know and we can talk about it!

do you think the shows intent was to show how much a follower Daryl is?

Yes and no. I tend to think they set up a paradigm and repeated it over and over by a sort of habit—both because his submissiveness feels in-character, and because it’s almost an unintended rut. I feel like it’s intentional that his personality began as that of a follower, but I don’t know if they intend for his development to have preserved that as much as it has. I feel like if it was meant to be very significant, they would have made a point of having it more overtly discussed or directly part of the action. As it stands, it’s there, but it’s not a focus.

How did you start to get into art?

It was not-quite three years ago, and I had done calligraphy for a long time. I was starting to suffer from severe anxiety symptoms, and I took it up as a sort of therapeutic tool. First, I did a book of calligraphy and illustrations for the Poe poem, Annabel Lee. I never looked back.