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Lombardia Trophy—-Richard Dornbush—-FS
"I think Natalie Portman said something brilliant about modern-day female action heroes, about how even though they’re strong you need to also see the messiness of everyday life, that complexity. Even with Peggy Carter … Can we see her have a really shit day, put her pyjamas on and eat loads of ice cream and weep into chick flick? Can we have her be neurotic, hysterical, funny, depressed and all those things that we all relate to that aren’t regularly depicted because they’re not seen as sexy or comfortable for men to watch and masturbate over."
______________________ “Where are the women?
Where are the women who are leading and not just the hot sex symbol in the tight outfits, or the aggressive ones with their sexy action sequences? Where are the ones that are battling with their own identity like Iron Man is? Or trying to make a difference in the forefront.”
countdown to twd: 26 days • [3/8] female charactersI was just another monster. And I was… I was gone for a long time.
2010 and 2014
Rick + Michonne’s katana
This set actually hurts me so very much. Because a lot, a whole hell of a lot, of Rick’s anger was misdirected. Let’s be completely real friends. I mean, of course Rick isn’t going to trust anyone right off the bat. No one is, not anymore, not in the world they live in. But please let’s sit down and talk about how his anger is sorely misdirected. When he points his gun at Michonne in the last gif the anger he displays in that entire scene leaves me speechless. He doesn’t trust, or even like, this woman that has led him on a mission to save Glenn and Maggie. Yes, Michonne had her own vendetta but she was ultimately leading Rick to Woodbury to save his people because she knew what The Gov. was capable of. Hell, he had sent a group of men after her to kill her after she left Woodbury so if anyone knew Michonne knew and she wanted to save Glenn and Maggie just as much as she wanted The Gov. dead. And yet Rick treats her like she’s the enemy and completely discounts what she’s done. This hurts me because it isn’t just how Rick treats Michonne, it’s why he treats Michonne the way that he does. And it’s also the way with which Michonne, a woman that takes bullshit from no one, allows him to treat her. Now I’m not saying she let’s Rick steamroll her because she doesn’t and she never would let him get away with that. To me, Michonne simply displays patience and compassion for this man similar to that of the members of his group, if not more because she’s getting the brunt of his anger, and she’s known him for a fraction of the time. But what this all really boils down to is he just lost Lori. He may not even have realized that the reason why he was pushing everyone away was because deep down he was afraid. He just lost his wife because of a mistake a he made, one simple mistake, and he no longer feels capable. When you’re hurting it’s easier, its so much easier, to push people away than it is to let them in and let them see you for who you think you are. And that’s what he does with Michonne, but Michonne has this uncanny ability to see people for who they are even when they try to hide it. She saw Rick for who he was, not who he may have been at the moment, or even who he thought he was. He was not the man that lashed out, filled to the brim with anger. No, deep down buried beneath all of the grief and guilt and rage and fear there was a kind, capable, and caring man. And even though he couldn’t see it Michonne could.
ALL. OF. THIS.
I’m constantly blown away by what an excellent judge of character Michonne is honestly. Compare her first interactions with Rick to her first interactions with the Governor; The Governor was very nice and welcoming, on the surface he seemed like a man with good intentions and one who would not cause her harm. But she’s able to tell almost immediately that this man is not good and that Woodbury is not a safe place for her (or Andrea for that matter).
Contrast that with her first interactions with Rick, where he displays animosity towards and is extremely suspicious of her intentions even though she’s given him no real reason to feel this way. He repeats several times that she’s out of there once she’s well enough and points a gun at her multiple times. But strangely enough, she wants to stay. Like you said, she’s able to see through all that anger and fear that he’s a good man. Probably because she’s been exactly where he is and knows the signs when she sees them.
Like. L I K E.
And even though Rick is constantly telling her that she needs to leave as soon as she’s able to… he doesn’t do a damn thing to make sure that happens. For all his shit, just like she can see that he’s a good man, he sees that’s she’s a good woman. Even through their rocky start, the depth to which these two get each other right off the bat is astounding.
The home-run line is almost in postseason form.