Alia of the knife

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    "Mother, its Paul, he has taken the Water of Life."

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  1. So, Negan is under the impression that Maggie is dead. When he finds out otherwise, why does it matter? Has he a thing for the widows of the men he bludgeoned to death? Does he need to cozen them while in shock to see things his way, because if he doesn't, they become war machines when left to think on things on their own? I know the Negan/Maggie dynamic is not in the graphic novel, so I wonder how Ricks lie will figure into this and why it matters.
  2. I agree with this. One of my observations is that with the exception of a few genuine psychos, by and large most of Negan's men behave almost like robots. Even with the murders of of Glenn and Abraham, the background characters were quite grim. Other than Simon, there wasn't any real chortling or gloating, (and even he behaved liked some macabre poet). At the end, when they left the group and took pictures of the bodies of Glenn and Abraham, (now we know why those photos were above the beds in of the sleeping men in that outpost), it was eerily silent, like some of these men have been in the same position as Ricks group. As for the sociopaths though, Negan probably does hold them check, so it's a double-edged sword.
  3. R+L=J v.162

    All is well here I see.
  4. I thought the pomegranate was an interesting choice for the fruit since it was such a big part of mythology in regards to Persephone being confined to Hades underworld when she ate it, so maybe an excellent decision for Carol to refuse it.
  5. R+L=J v.162

  6. R+L=J v.162

    Has anyone heard that the character of Rhaegar may have been cast? Devin Oliver, an Indie Rocker. http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/wpgo/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/devin-oliver-1.jpg
  7. Just catching up on the forum, but I agree with you regarding your instincts on Rick and Co. I really think the episode was effective and while it's not an episode I would watch again, because it was disturbing, I still think they did what they needed to do to set the tone as Negan was always meant to be a game-changer as a character. Of course Rick and the group are my favorites, and I hate how Glenn and Abraham went out, it wasn't unexpected. Even Cudlitz himself said he knew the character was on borrowed time as he should have died the way Denise did. As far as Glenn goes, I get why Kirkman did it. In order for Maggie's story to advance in a particular direction, Glenn had to be factored out. But I agree that the path that he and the group were following was dubious. And it was hubris that led Rick to be so reckless in his picking this fight with unknown variables. He was a Sheriff, and: A). He would have been trained to verify the information first before going head-long into a trap. B). He would have been trained to have gotten more information on the TOTAL lay of the land before striking Negans men.(Somebody had to know how vast Negans network was). I think we also have to look at the outsiders POV, and the reality is is whenever Rick and the group show up, he seems to bring the "bad" with him. I haven't read the graphic novels as extensively, but Negan does become if not a "beloved" character, at least a popular character, because he is a very nuanced character, and I suspect the show will follow that. (They are doing his back story now). He is brutal, but has a genuine disgust for the act of rape. He can kill unaccountably, but yet he respects Rick and becomes fond of Carl. He is like the ancient kings who gathers all the other smaller kings to swear fealty to him, and lets face it, the zombie apocalypse is a metaphor for the modern dark age. I'm not a Negan-apologist because I would get as far from him as I could, but as a character, he will be interesting to watch. In the show, with that bit of a Biblical twist where he is portrayed as a post-apocalyptic god, it's easy to see Rick as a metaphor for "Abraham," (especially in regards to his almost "sacrificing" Carl with Negan stepping in at the last minute), and where they will be going with their dynamics.
  8. Email Notifications?

    That's too bad. I don't participate as much as I used to because due to work, I'm so busy, I don't have time to keep logging in to keep up, but I get it if it's causing issues.
  9. R+L=J v.162

    You forgot the harp.
  10. R+L=J v.162

    Awwweeee thanks!
  11. R+L=J v.162

    I'm going to try to get back. Life has been a little crazy, lol, so I just need to sit back and observe, but I missed everyone.
  12. R+L=J v.162

    Well, it's good to see that all is still right in this world.
  13. Vikings X: Halfway Through the Madness

    So, Ivar is a Fremen. Anyway, at least it seems like there is a chance it might get back on track.......
  14. Vikings IX: The Bear Necessities [SPOILERS]

    I have never watched so much and been so lost. Where to begin, okay, so the first thing that stuck out to me was the slaughter of the French family. I think this might be the first time in the series that I've seen this level of sick. That didn't seem so much as "Viking" warrior as Hannibal Lector. And now we have Aslaug. What the hell happened to Aslaug and what is going on with the Dugger kids? And Siggy was Bjorns daughter right?(I can't even remember), but why is she dead? That can't end well when Bjorn finds out. So now that Magic Mike has left, Aslaug is all to pieces? She was astral sexing Floki and now she is wandering the streets? She has NO power as Queen? Instead of turning into a drunk, she can't gather up some of the men who can't be happy with the guy, and who would be more than happy to spread eagle his balls? Snake-in-the-eye seems the only one that hasn't gone insane and seems ready to clean house. I think he loved Siggy. What happened to Helga again? I swear I watched it. And now Athelwulf likes his son? Whoops, not his son, but I guess they bonded on the road trip? The only thing that is remotely consistent is that Rollo did keep it together, kept his word and became the great-great-great-grandfather of William the Conqueror.