“Description is where the story is, and also where the postmodern complaint with the story is. It’s where the poetry of the writing is. Those writers of literary historical fiction over the past forty or fifty years who have become fed up with traditional, novelistic historical storytelling have often revived the Platonic quarrel with poetry, in questioning of the usefulness of that leap to fiction. Description, though, is what Flanagan revels in. He is a storyteller in the mythic sense, of lives determined by emotion, error, and turns of coincidence and fate.”—Anna Heyward, ”Art After Tragedy: The Narrow Road to the Deep North” (via millionsmillions)
“I think more a likely ally. I mean I’ve always said Daryl - he’s a fighter. I mean there’s reasons why people fight. You fight to prove a point, you fight to get you know to protect somebody, whatever. And I’ve always said that Daryl fought because he had to fight. He’s always had his back up against the wall. I think it’s the same with Carol. Like, You push somebody up against a wall for so long…they stand their ground, and then they start to move forward, you know? And I… I - I think that’s a lot of the reason why those two characters know each other and can relate to each other. And you know, like, that’s my girl.”—Norman Reedus, Paleyfest 2014 Panel (11/Oct/2014)
Patrick and Shelagh, because they loved in silence. Because she made it through her wilderness and chose love despite her fears. Because she is living proof that a housewife and secretary can be just as strong, just as real, and just as smart as a nurse/midwife and nun. Because he waited without hope, and never demanded but simply asked. Because they trust each other implicitly, because they can admit their flaws and come through it stronger in the end. Because they built something beautiful out of something broken, and did it more quietly and more believably than any other pairing I’ve ever seen on television.
And because they are the OTP that came true, and I will never, ever forget how that felt.
Jane and her Reverend, because they are the shy broken ones who found happiness in each other.
Jenny and Alec, because he made her smile - and made me truly like her.