"Catholic schools give you a better education!" I was literally told dinosaurs were made up by scientists to lure me away from god
First F’s I ever got on my report cards were in Catholic School. Also teachers didn’t believe in teaching on Fridays but we were still required to show up for class. Wtf?
Pretty much anything that anyone tells you about Catholic School is pure grade bullsh*t. The teachers and students are really no different than how they would be in a public school system and the tuition money doesn’t always go updated books and material. My first Catholic School was the equivalent of being taught in a shack and we had to share 60s dated math books with the other class. Seriously I had just come from an inner city public school that was more up-to-date than this school was. Where the heck did my non-parish school tuition money went into???
the fact that there have no leaked nudes in my dashboard proves that i’m following the right people
the fucking worst is when people are like “you hate people for having a different opinion than you!!!!” like im not shitting on this guy because he thinks pistachio ice cream is gross im shitting on him because he actually believes that i and people like me dont deserve basic human rights and respect and safety
First response? That’s bullshit.
My thoughts basically run along the same lines as yours. Everyone has been traumatized. However, by the time Hershel is killed, Beth has developed her own means of coping, accepting and making sense of her losses. It affects her deeply, but it doesn’t send her into some dark, suicidal, hopeless depression like when she was first faced with the harshness of her new reality. I’m also certain that Hershel likely had a talk with Maggie and Beth, much like the one Rick had with Carl, that even he might die one day, and that they won’t be prepared for it when it happens — but that they’ll have to find a way to stay strong, to keep hope alive, to keep going and to keep living.
That has always been the reality of the world: death happens. Especially in their world, now, Beth is not foolish enough to go through life thinking that it couldn’t or wouldn’t happen. She was always hopeful that it could be some utopian life where Hershel died old and in his sleep, surrounded by family, and as a grandpa, but she always knew there was a better chance that he wouldn’t. As she clearly states to Daryl, “I’m not blind.”
Daryl was more traumatized than Beth after the prison, actually, and considering the fact that he has never had a single instance of resolution for any of his past trauma, when a new trauma occurs, it just sends him spiraling backwards. The traumas add up, and it was only a matter of time before he just shut off entirely. At the beginning of 4B, he was at the same point that Beth had been at in the beginning of 2B. Completely without hope, direction or even a real will to live.
Survival has been so ingrained in him that he can’t help but do it, but he’s at a point where he’s wondering: Why? The only answer is Beth. Out of the two of them, Daryl may have been the survivalist and felt responsible for keeping them both alive, but Beth really held the reins. She’s the one who led Daryl. He tried to keep a leash on her, hold her back, so that he could better protect her, but in the end, she was always the one choosing their direction and leading the way. She was the one pulling him out of the darkness and into the light. He held onto her very tightly.
What Beth went through after her mother and the barn massacre, that was traumatizing. It put her into a state of shock-induced catatonia, where she shut down. It was similar to how Rick reacted to Lori’s death and how Daryl was after the prison. There were moments where they just stopped and moments where they got aggressive or ran on auto pilot.
When Beth lost Patricia, who was devoured alive right in front of Beth’s eyes, while she was holding onto her hand, that was traumatizing. However, let’s not pretend for even a moment that a traumatized Beth has any less of her faculties, fight or free will. Even distraught, she makes sense of things; she fights back. She rationalizes their situation on the farm and actually makes valid points for considering ending it there, she also makes the huge and clear-minded decision, in the end, not to go through with it.
She’s going to do what she’s going to do. That’s what Beth’s entire character arc has proven. Beth is a free spirit and — if she wanted to drink from a red cup at a party, she would have — but she freely chose not to, for Hershel’s sake. That was HER choice. She could have followed Maggie down her dysfunctional path, smoking cigarettes, shoplifting and having pre-marital sex, but she didn’t. It was always Beth’s choice not to. If she had decided to do those things, she would have.
If Beth falls in love with Daryl — even though I think she already has — it’s not going to be because he manipulated her into it. He doesn’t know the first thing about that stuff. Daryl and Beth’s feelings occur naturally out of their closeness, both physical and emotional. They aren’t planned or intentionally influenced to happen one way or the other by either character. They just happen. Beth would never be emotionally “taken advantage of,” least of all by Daryl, who couldn’t manipulate a fly.
No one took advantage of anyone’s emotional distress between Daryl and Beth. To suggest as much would be demeaning and offensive towards these characters. If anyone thinks that lowly of Daryl, then why would they ever root for him in the first place? I mean, that would make him worse, more unscrupulous, than even Merle; the person he never wanted to be like. Are people truly implying that Daryl — “the sweet one” — is a worse man, a more ethically misguided man, than Merle?!
It doesn’t matter how well-written, developed, and deep a character is, there will always be a group of people in the fandom that will reduce that character to 2 or 3 traits and then misinterpret everything they do based on those 2 or 3 traits which may or may not even be accurate to that character.
Oh god this is genius! We should also include Steve Kloves. I know he didn’t write OotP but even so it seemed like he was losing more and more brain cells with each film he was writing.
WHERE IS ANNA TORV’S ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE???????????
WE’RE WAITING FOR YOU LADY
I can already imagine it now…
Icy cold wet Torv boobs!!! No Torv fan will survive it!