Praxid

Fanfiction, drawings, and some thoughts about something

My mother just looked over my shoulder, saw the lovely Melissa gifset fionaloover put together, and says, “She’s quite a handsome woman, isn’t she?”

fionaloover:

praxid:

uss-caryl:

fionaloover:

Melissa

In Greek, it means”honey bee.” In Persian, it means ”red rose.” 
The feminine version of “Melisseus”, legendary ”King of Crete.” 
In mythology, it is the name of a princess of Crete who was changed
into a bee after she learned to collect honey.
Melissa is a princess name.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Melissa

*gif not mine

Hail to the queen, baby.

*puts nerd hat on*

As usual, feel free to ignore me while said hat is on my head ;)

"Mel", meaning "honey" is a Latin noun. The "issa" suffix denotes a female person (like the "-ess" suffix in English words like "waitress", "actress", etc.) 

The roots of the word “mel” go back millennia. Linguists have found analogous words in celtic languages, germanic, eastern european, middle-eastern—you name it. It’s a very old word, and goes back to a proto-indo-european root: mélid. We get words like “melody” and “mellifluous” from the same source.

Language is neat. I am a nerd. Sorry to bother you ;)

You don’t bother me at all, i saw it on urban dictonary and i thought it was cute. ;)

It is! And it’s a fitting name for our beautiful queen :)

uss-caryl:

fionaloover:

Melissa

In Greek, it means”honey bee.” In Persian, it means ”red rose.” 
The feminine version of “Melisseus”, legendary ”King of Crete.” 
In mythology, it is the name of a princess of Crete who was changed
into a bee after she learned to collect honey.
Melissa is a princess name.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Melissa

*gif not mine

Hail to the queen, baby.

*puts nerd hat on*

As usual, feel free to ignore me while said hat is on my head ;)

"Mel", meaning "honey" is a Latin noun. The "issa" suffix denotes a female person (like the "-ess" suffix in English words like "waitress", "actress", etc.) 

The roots of the word “mel” go back millennia. Linguists have found analogous words in celtic languages, germanic, eastern european, middle-eastern—you name it. It’s a very old word, and goes back to a proto-indo-european root: mélid. We get words like “melody” and “mellifluous” from the same source.

Language is neat. I am a nerd. Sorry to bother you ;)

danainthedogpark replied to your post:To me, it’s McBride’s stage presence that brings…

Agreed- in anyone else’s hands, Carol wouldn’t be as vibrant a character. In anyone else’s hands, Carol would literally be dead by now. McBride is the vitality that has kept the character living.

I feel like McBride is the author of this character, really—that force she’s given her propels her forward, and the writers shaped her story around it.

To me, it’s McBride’s stage presence that brings me back to Carol again and again. She gives her such an honest humanity that just transcends the words the script tells her to say. I love Carol’s story of strength, but it’s more than that, for me… it’s how McBride embodies her with this pure, open empathy. Empathy that reaches through the screen to you. That invites you into Carol’s feelings. Asks you to join her in her journey. There’s a real-ness to that you don’t see every day. It’s what I love most about the character—even more than her story itself, how her story is told.

jannes-fandoms:

bigbaldhead:

You guys’artwork. Looks amazing!!!! Love u guys ! Www.bigbaldbook.com

A significant portion of the proceeds from this book is being donated to The Bachmann Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation.

jannes-fandoms:

bigbaldhead:

You guys’artwork. Looks amazing!!!! Love u guys ! Www.bigbaldbook.com

A significant portion of the proceeds from this book is being donated to The Bachmann Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation.

(via uss-caryl)

Carol is my queen and the light of my life

quodl:

I’m sick and tired of reading over and over again why Carol is an “awful person”, that she doesn’t mean anything to the plot, that she’s unneccessary and unimportant.

No

Carol is extremely important! Not only to the plot and to the other characters but especially to ME as a viewer.

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Anyone who objectively looks at the story would realize that Carol’s important and relevant. Otherwise she wouldn’t be there. That line of argument baffles me. She had her own storyline in S4! That’s something fan-favorite Daryl didn’t get. The writers gush about Carol, and prioritized her. They created two characters—Lizzie and Mika—to advance her character. And they sacrificed a character—Karen—who they put a good amount of effort into setting up. Again, to advance Carol’s character.

Let’s say Carol’s a terrible person, and insignificant, and contributes nothing to the story. If those things are true… why are the writers giving her so much careful attention? Why does she get an episode wholly about her? Why does the story focus on and sympathize with her? Why did they parallel her struggles with Ricks, and Daryl’s, and many others? Why do TPTB talk and talk about how she’s their favorite, and she’s something they’re proud of having created?

To fail to notice she’s a main character is to fail to understand the stated goals of the writers of this show.

normryl:

praxid:

A massive migraine is keeping me from getting Full of Grace out, tonight. Hopefully tomorrow.

You can’t die, you have to get revenge for my brutal murder!!

The spider got you, then? Maybe we can be a pair of ghosts…

http://faith5by5-1013.tumblr.com/post/98018374369/praxid-gonerandom-faith5by5-1013-leigh57

faith5by5-1013:

praxid:

praxid:

gonerandom:

faith5by5-1013:

leigh57 replied to your post “Clear”

I can’t even get started on this ep or I will never stop. I will cease and desist after saying that I am also not a fan, and repeat NEVER OVER BACKPACK GUY.

I know how you feel about backpack…

I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts on how Rick misunderstood Carol’s motivations—because he really did. It’s almost like he was trying to exorcize his own bad qualities by projecting them onto her and sending them away. Like a scapegoat in the Old Testament stories, you know?

Now, Rick’s sort of caught up to Carol. We’re supposed to see his throat-ripping incident as a similar kind of extreme taken to protect loved ones. One that seemed horrific, but was necessary, and from which they will move on with their humanity intact. That’s what Carol’s murders were meant to be like, too. They’re on the same page, now.

Do you think they’ll make this a big struggle when Rick and Carol reunite? Or will it be the sort of thing where they quietly come to an understanding, and move on?

That’s exactly how it felt to me. It’s like you’ve read my mind. I have a half-written meta in my drafts about Rick’s motivations for banishing Carol and how he misunderstood her. I just got distracted and never finished.

I agree very much about that.

I know what I’d like, but I’m very biased (and aware of said bias). But, if I’m being realistic? I think there will probably be some tension and distrust between them, but I don’t think there will be a big struggle. I think they’ll probably quickly agree to at least coexist for the sake of the rest of the group. What about you? What do you think?

I can’t really decide how much emphasis they’ll put on it. My first instinct was to think it’d be a very quick thing—handled fast so the story can move on. I do feel that any bad feeling will be mitigated by Carol returning with Judith and Tyreese. She was clearly trustworthy, despite Rick’s fears, and Ty will defend her if there are any objections.

But I don’t know. Carol doesn’t strike me as the type who really holds grudges or will have difficulty seeing through Rick’s motives in banishing her. When she told him he couldn’t just be a farmer… she knew what he was doing. How he was seeing things. And she refused to yield, because she not only felt she was right, but felt he needed to change.

And he has changed, now—accepted the same line of thinking she used when she committed those murders. There’s not much to argue about—except, perhaps, that throwing her into the world was harsh. But everything they do is harsh…  what Carol did was harsh. I don’t know. I just don’t know! :)

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yearningflush replied to your post:A massive migraine is keeping me from getting Full…

I will! I will strike down all of your oppressors in a glorious blood rage!

I’m conflicted, because in this scenario, I have to be dead for this to happen… but I’d so love to see it…

Anonymous said: i was going through the walker stalker con tag since i was planning on buying tickets, and i saw your post from like last year (there arent alot of posts in that tag). i was wondering, since you met MMB, do you think that if i bought just the autograph tickets with any of the guests (i havent decided which to buy yet) i would get a picture, or do you think i would need a separate photo op. (sorry to bother you i just cant find an answer anywhere else)

No bother! They were restrictive about allowing table photos. You wouldn’t be allowed to pose with her and have a photo taken at her autograph table. So if you want a posed photo together, you’ll need to buy the photo-op. Otherwise, you might be able to get a friend to snap a shot of you talking to Mel at the table. But you wouldn’t be posed, and she wouldn’t be, like, standing up with her arm around you or anything.

Hope this helps!

http://faith5by5-1013.tumblr.com/post/98018374369/praxid-gonerandom-faith5by5-1013-leigh57

praxid:

gonerandom:

faith5by5-1013:

leigh57 replied to your post “Clear”

I can’t even get started on this ep or I will never stop. I will cease and desist after saying that I am also not a fan, and repeat NEVER OVER BACKPACK GUY.

I know how you feel about backpack…

I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts on how Rick misunderstood Carol’s motivations—because he really did. It’s almost like he was trying to exorcize his own bad qualities by projecting them onto her and sending them away. Like a scapegoat in the Old Testament stories, you know?

Now, Rick’s sort of caught up to Carol. We’re supposed to see his throat-ripping incident as a similar kind of extreme taken to protect loved ones. One that seemed horrific, but was necessary, and from which they will move on with their humanity intact. That’s what Carol’s murders were meant to be like, too. They’re on the same page, now.

Do you think they’ll make this a big struggle when Rick and Carol reunite? Or will it be the sort of thing where they quietly come to an understanding, and move on?

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http://praxid.tumblr.com/post/98017078380

gonerandom:

gonerandom:

faith5by5-1013:

leigh57 replied to your post “Clear”

I can’t even get started on this ep or I will never stop. I will cease and desist after saying that I am also not a fan, and repeat NEVER OVER BACKPACK GUY.

I know how you feel about backpack guy. That was……

I reblogged for the comment on how Carol was perceived and criticized for being ‘cold’ when we’ve seen other characters and Rick in particular, make questionable decisions.  I’m not arguing or questioning the story telling or any of the particulars of the characterizations.  What I find interesting is that Carol was judged far more harshly for her actions than I feel any of the other characters might have been had they been revealed as the killer.  Daryl, for example, would have gotten a pass. They’ve all done things, I’m not debating any of that.  Rick did a questionable thing and his actions were cold.  Carol did a questionable thing and she was cold.

Ideally, each character, if the story was told from their perspective, would have motivations that make sense and feel like they are reasonable. We’d be able to readily sympathize with what they do and why they do it, when we see it from inside their own heads. I think Rick’s actions, here, are actually more reasonable for his character than Carol’s were, because the story failed to lay out the illness/murder plot line clearly enough. But that’s a flaw in the narrative—the story clearly intended them to be equal. They intended it to be reasonable that a smart, caring person like her would believe the murders were necessary. I’m not sure they showed that. But they meant to.

It’s a disservice to her character and it bothers me very much.

As for the fandom: it’s an unfortunately inevitable part of online discussion that you’ll run into angry or overemotional interpretations of the events of a story. Not everyone is able to read a story from a perspective of multiple sympathies. Often, people react from pure emotion more than anything else. Perhaps that’s even why they watch—for emotional catharsis, and a place to unleash their feelings. And that means their feelings get involved in ways that reflect their world view. Their assumptions. Their biases. Gender bias is one of several forms of prejudice that can color how we perceive what we see onscreen.

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fashionofthewalkingdead:

Carol’s gray sheer button up top worn in the upcoming season five. It is the Urban Outfitters Gray Long Sleeve Top.

 

A bit more info: it’s their brand “Alternative” and referred to as the “Everyday Knit Button-Down Top”

fashionofthewalkingdead:

Carol’s button up blue striped top worn in the upcoming season five. It is the Free People Cosmic Girl Buttondown in the color blue.

(Since the bottom of the sleeves are so billowy, I suspect the sleeves might have been removed by the costume department. But until I see it without the gray shirt on top, I can’t be certain.)

Credit goes to chrissycat84

Might’ve taken them off at the elbow, where the seam is, too.