my sinuses feel all wrong. my nose is runny. i am coughing. my head is killing me. i am achy, i am tired, i have nothing to treat this cold with, and i am still super depressed over Dale’s death on The Walking Dead. oy gevalt. maybe Mr. Monk will cheer me up…?
here’s hoping that Daryl will step up and be the man we all know he can be.
I´ve always thought Rick is a good leader cause he makes the hard decisions that nobody else can do, I´m not talking about the decision to kill a random boy, I´m talking about to shoot Sophia, and now, in last episode we see Daryl doing exactly the same thing: to shoot Dale, another member of their group, when nobody else is capable to do it, not even Rick.
So I think this is important cause I´ve always believed Daryl would be a great leader and this confirms my own thoughts about this thing.
yeah i’m still depressed about Dale okay? i’m going to be messed up over this for a long fucking time. he was my favorite.
Isn’t there anybody else who’s gonna stand with me?
i can’t come up with anything coherent to add to this beautiful text because i am too busy weeping at the incredibly apt song. well said and well chosen little sister.
so i watched Walking Dead last night… used that story sync feature for the first time and i was all excited to maybe see someone put Shane in his place, or something that would propel the group forward, or maybe they’d figure out a non-shitty way of dealing with that kid Randall.
that’s not what happened.
Dale was my favorite in both the comics and the show because he wasn’t willing to buy into the bullshit that because the world has been thrown back into the dark ages that it’s okay to behave as if we never achieved anything greater. he was talking about LIVING and not just SURVIVING. and i’m not talking about the amenities Lori was bitching at Andrea about like having clean laundry and hot meals and shit. acting like a person in a world overrun with non-people should be a priority. when you give that up you’re no better than the things you’re running from.
i think the comic and the show forces people to think about what they would actually do if the world went to shit, if we actually had to interact with complete strangers in a dangerous place, and make impossible choices. it’s fascinating to watch and read about, and at the same time almost too terrifying to comprehend. i don’t want to think that being a person is a luxury afforded by modern science and society. if that’s the case then we’re just accepting that we’re all monsters, that we’re one catastrophe away from throwing out everything we’ve ever accomplished as far as human rights. i don’t want to think shit like Mad Max is a real possibility. that would kinda suck for EVERYONE.
“What most counts is not to live, but to live aright.”
i felt that Dale’s death was akin to Socrates taking the hemlock. two champions of thought (doesn’t help that they kinda look alike), trying to work toward a better society, dying for their ideals. Dale’s death was an accident, but it could have been prevented. Carl’s so fearful he can barely function, and that fear combined with a need to “be a man” (Shane’s influence) is just dangerous. Rick and Lori are focusing on the wrong things and they’re forgetting their kid. Dale’s whole point over and over again was to focus on what matters, and that is keeping some semblance of humanity intact in the world they’re stuck with. if they both took time to actually do some parenting Carl wouldn’t be as fucked up right now. if they had taken heed of what Dale was saying, he would’ve lived. they all could’ve lived. i think their chances are dwindling now.
and i think i found an appropriate song. thank you, Mr. Cash.
and then i see a darkness, did you know how much i love you? here’s a hope that somehow you can save me from this darkness…
Dale, i loved you. why did you leave me? what am i gonna do without you??
oh right, i’m gonna cry forever.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how Daryl tried to save Dale.
I honestly do not know how I am going to deal with this last episode. everything has gotten so irretrievably screwed up… I can’t believe Dale is gone, I loved him, why did he have to die? his death is on all of them. this show is going to give me ulcers. when I saw that blood last night and knew it was over, I lost it. i’m pretty sure i screamed… you’d have to ask my friends to be sure. by the time Daryl finished it, i was balled up in the fetal position weeping. if something else on the show hurts me this bad… I may have to give it up. i was so upset i actually felt physically ill. i lay in bed last night, with a splitting headache, nauseous, hating the world. Goodbye Dale, i’ll never forget you. ♥
well, it looks like i’m gonna tear up every time i see him now. =(
- Glenn: You're old. You know things. So what if someone told you something that somebody else should know.
- Dale: Stop being dramatic and spit it out.
- Glenn: There's walkers in the barn and Lori is pregnant.