Overlook Hotel in Rapture aesthetic…
uh-oh i’m starting to feel that thing where i get really weepy and grateful that i’m getting to travel and see things because i’m a turbonerd
Player piano at the Peabody
Ducks at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis.
No no no! Not Emily Kinney at all! Another Emily who’s a friend on here. Sorry, usually when I refer to Emily people know exactly who I’m talking about.
Had a conversation with Emily earlier about Beth and Daryl and figured I’d share it here.
At first, I was opposed to the Daryl and Beth relationship. Mainly because I never saw him as a romantic or sexual character. But now the more I see it the more I’m into it. Because they kind of fulfill each other in a way that’s really beneficial for both of them. I think that maybe it will never be anything largely sexual but I do think it will be a weird sort of romance that’s platonic-but-not-quite.
Beth obviously loves Daryl for who he is and he’s very tragically heroic to her, I think. And Daryl (whether he admits it or not) admires and cares for her because of the fact that she’s what he can never be. So they complete each other in a way that’s very good but not whitely cliché. Like, neither of them are nothing without each other but they work much better with each other.
I think Beth, in a way, brings Daryl back to a part of his lost days. He never got to be a girl’s hero. He never got to be a crush. So that’s nice feeling to him. And I think it makes him feel useful and good about himself beyond being used and utilized as the “knowledgable redneck survivor”— which has largely been his role this far.
For Beth, she’s never really had a male figure in her life who’s really LIVED and had these hardships and experiences that help shape a person. Most of the men in her life (with the exception of her father) have been very flat characters with limited views and relationships with the world. So having someone like Daryl in her life helps to shape her in a way she wasn’t before as well.
That’s why I like the Beth and Daryl dynamic and think it works really well.
You’re gonna miss meso bad when I’m gone, Daryl Dixon.