Patience Takes Tyme

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"Last year, I definitely felt like there was a really special connection between Daryl and Beth that happened. My take on it was that there was a very deep growing connection that could become something more romantic or could become just … you know that was my personal understanding of it. I do feel like Beth has opened up to Daryl in a way that she hasn’t with other people and I do feel like Beth has never been really in love even though you’ve seen her with the two different boyfriends. I don’t think she’s ever been like, ‘grownup in love’ in the way that you feel like someone actually understands you and in sort of that special intimate way. And I do feel like she’s been closer to that with Daryl than with anyone else.”  

~ Emily Kinney [x]

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echo-adventure asked: It looks like in the possible rape one that the guy says something like "so how bout it beth, you wanna work something out here?" and then goes on to say that "(name) isn't so much a team player." Sounds like Beth's being threatened, and that the girl dead on the floor was killed by the cop before her eyes a few minutes earlier. What are your thoughts on the scene??

xbluemagnoliax:

It is a threat. He’s literally using his body to herd her back against a table where she has no way to escape, and if she tries, if she says no, he’s so close that he can do some serious damage to her to beat her into being more amicable. If he’s that aggressive with someone who is trying to be calm and passive, like Beth, what exactly would he do to someone who “isn’t a team player?”

That man is so much bigger than her, and if she fights while he’s expecting her to be uncooperative, then he’ll immediately put her down. So, what other choice does Beth have but to appear to comply, get him to lower his guard, wait for her moment, and then —hopefully — jab the bastard in the throat with the scissors, sending him stumbling back to the waiting jaws of the freshly-reanimated walker.

I’m so sick of reading that people believe she’s inviting it, because she nods her head. It’s called, as Abraham put it, “waiting for our moment.” Beth can’t physically overpower that man and she knows it, not when he’s on his guard. She needs to get him to drop his guard, and the only way to do that is to appear to be willing to “work something out” with her would-be rapist. Otherwise, he would probably violently force her and she wouldn’t have a hope of catching him off guard. Perhaps he would even knock her unconscious, molest her and then leave her utterly vulnerable to the walker in the room. There are just too many variables that could make things direly worse for her, and I think she knows that. She’s smart, she’s resourceful, and she’s a fighter. She’s not conceding to anything.

Anyone who says otherwise can take a long walk off a short pier, because I’m sick of seeing the survivors of rape, assault, etc. get blamed for what their attacker initiated and for doing what they feel they need to in the moment to survive. People who point their fingers at the wrong person clearly haven’t experienced it or don’t know anyone who has, because they’d be singing a different tune otherwise. Yeah, it’s a TV show, but —guess what — rape is real and it’s serious. Nothing about this show is supposed to be taken lightly — not murder, not death, not rape, none of it. 

Beth is so damn strong and brave to hold her group like that and to know that, if she waits for the right moment, as difficult and terrifying as it must be for her to do, she’ll have a better chance of taking the bastard out. It’s just like Daryl probably taught her with hunting and tracking. Patience. Wait for you moment. Wait until you have the best shot. That’s what she’s doing.

Sorry this turned into a bit of a rant, but —dammit— if the things I’ve been seeing on the tags haven’t ticked me off tonight.

Yet again, xbluemagnoliax managed to express exactly the same interpretation I discussed with a friend earlier this evening. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Beth has always had an excellent sense of pursuing the opportune moment. This instance is no different. Anyone who says differently had completely misread her character.

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Anonymous asked: this is after you watch the clips- so is looking more likely that that scar that beth has on her cheek is going to be permanent as an ode to andrea from the comics? or do you think it's all just within a short amount of time and that's why she has the scar in all the scenes we've seen her in?

xbluemagnoliax:

I definitely think it’s a nod to Andrea and to just how strong of a survivor Beth will have become after she gets herself through this ordeal. I know everyone is crossing their fingers and hoping that Carol helps Beth escape or that Carol or Daryl or the walker kill the guard who is trying to molest her, but I really feel like Beth needs to be the master of her own life. She needs to be the one who shoves that guard into the walker to his death. She needs to be the one to help Carol, or at least work with her to get themselves out.

I want her to be able to help herself, and I think that’s the spirit of comic!Andrea. I don’t doubt for a moment that Beth is headed in that direction, and that excites me endlessly. Any character that combines Andrea’s strength and snark with Beth’s goodness and heart, is #1 in my book. ♥

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Since dedicating myself to getting into “superhero shape,” several articles regarding my weight have been brought to my attention. Claims have been made that I’ve been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I’ve never met, eating sprouted grains I can’t pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5’3” frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I’m a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot. I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there.

Scarlett Johansson for the Huffington Post [x]

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Anonymous asked: I'm on the west coast and can't see the episode for a few hours, but I saw on twitter that Daryl and C*rol were trending. I clicked on it and they were saying how cute Daryl was and how he was acting like a clumsy love-struck high schooler by throwing water at C*rol. Did you get the sense that that was the intention of the scene(s)? Was there anything to give that vibe? I know NR said that he wanted to play Daryl awkward and such with whoever is his love interest, and if the water scene is true.

xbluemagnoliax:

Uh, no… none of that, actually. Carol was 100% shut down and Daryl was having trouble getting even a word out of her. She wouldn’t talk to him. It’s basically the complete opposite of what he’s grown accustomed to with Beth. There’s no openness between Daryl and Carol right now. He wants to understand why she did what she did and she just wants to forget about it, as though you can just put that stuff on a shelf and pretend it didn’t happen. He just wants to know if she’s alright and she throws his own remark from 4x02 back at him, saying, “Gotta be.” There was nothing romantic about it. In fact, it feels like they’ve fallen so far apart that I actually found it a little heartbreaking.

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Anonymous asked: I'm kinda upset because Daryl didn't mention Beth until the cross car came, it kinda seemed like he forgot about her but I know he didn't, what if the cross car never sped past them, would he of brought up looking for her eventually?

xbluemagnoliax:

Yeah, I think he would have. I was thinking the same thing… sort of, but I didn’t fault Daryl for it. He and Carol spent all of this one-on-one time together and yet he never mentions Beth to her or what happened. And I think it’s because he’s trying to get her to open up to him first. Daryl is at a place, now, where he wants the other person to be as open as he is, and he needs them to be open with him in order for him to be open with them… Does that make sense? Like with Rick at the truck, that was a very vulnerable and open moment for both of them, and it allowed Daryl to bring up Beth in a very genuine way and show his emotions over losing her. With Carol, it’s like his best friend has come back with more armor on than she left with, and she’s just not even meeting him halfway right now. Hard to bring up his issues when hers are clearly keeping her closed off to everyone except Tyreese.

But, yeah, I think Daryl would have mentioned looking for Beth. I think he probably had the same mentality LC said Maggie likely has. They have no real lead to go on. They hadn’t seen any other cars like that with crosses on them before Daryl and Carol spotted the one driving away. They didn’t know where to begin, and so if they go to DC, then there’s always a chance that they could look for her along the way and maybe find a clue to her whereabouts. At least it would give them more places to look.

I’m sure, now that Daryl has this lead, he’ll tell Carol about what happened, and he’ll talk about his time with Beth and she’s realize there are feelings there. And she’s see that Daryl won’t stop until he gets Beth back, so she’ll help him do it.

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dallasspoons asked: A possible, unintentional(?), parallel. C*rol was ready to leave Daryl without so much as a goodbye, Beth tells Daryl, "I'm not gonna leave you" in Alone.

xbluemagnoliax:

OMG, I love it. Good catch!

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