Everyone wants to interpret the “love blooms” comment from Norman Reedus’ old interview as Daryl/Carol, but I’d likely die of glee if he’d been referring to the possibility of Merle/Andrea.
Canonical anythingMerle & Andrea makes my Grinchly fannish heart grow three sizes.
The Dixon brothers
Oh lookie! A set of one of my favorite fictional siblings.
I tend to love fictional siblings. Frequently more than any other fictional relationship.
Have some pre-apocalypse Dixon bros. Pre- because they’re not covered in blood, sweat and dirt, obviously.
And don’t buy Merle’s friendly smile, he’ll fuck your shit up.
Also, AMC, GIVE ME BACK STORY ON THESE GUYS OR GIVE ME DEATH D:
Nicely done, but they’re still too pretty. ;)
I have finally found pre-series fanfiction about the Dixon brothers that:
- Does justice to both characters
- Doesn’t attempt to whitewash their flaws
- Has a strong plot
- Is written by someone with a fantastic understanding of what it takes to build a compelling story…AND who lovingly respects the English language
- Doesn’t shoehorn in an OC female specifically for annoying love-interest purposes, thank God.
- Gives the brothers a backstory that rings achingly true
I do recommend reading the author, Praxid’s prequel to this story, Little Janie Reed, since it sets up the shared world beautifully and leads directly into the opening of this story. There is also a sequel in the works, Down in the Willow Garden; thus far is is proving to be a delightful little murder mystery with Caryl overtones. Again, the respect done to all the characters makes me virtually jubilant.
What the hell. I’m also going to recommend the author’s other story, Death and the Maiden, a tight little one-shot featuring Beth Greene.
“Something to fear”
Okay, so everyone is losing their shit over the idea that TV favorite character Daryl Dixon may be debuting in the comic with this new story arc…and the artwork for the character in the 6th panel seems to be confirmation. That’s great. It really is.
I’m actually more heartened by the idea that we might get Merle Dixon as well, but that’s just me.
What I do find particularly interesting is that all the poses of these mystery characters presented are head-on, threatening and aggressive…except for the supposed Daryl panel.
I fucking hate that I have to wait until this makes it to trades to read it. *grumbles*
Badest fuckers in the state.
Maaan, what would I give for some zombie-killing teamwork Dixons-style. Which is most likely won’t happen but anyway, Merle! Please come back. I miss U
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck! I can’t.Stop.Staring!!!!!
Merle’s return worries the shit out of me. Because I do not trust them yet…I don’t trust them not to fuck it up.
Look. Just fucking LOOK at Michael Rooker’s magnificent bitchface in that fourth gif.
I swear to God, if Season 3 doesn’t do this Dixon’s return fucking right I’m gonna cut someone.
“Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead is a racist, sexist, homophobic pig who is everything I despise in a human being…but he’s my favourite character and I’m desperate to know more about him.”
I have feeeeelings about this. I want Merle to come back just to a) see how badly he fucks everyone up emotionally, 2) watch him make people bleed, one way or another, and Tri) ends up doing something so self-sacrificial and pure (possibly right before dying) that everyone’s soul gets ripped right out of their nostrils. And I want him to be a total douchebag the entire time.
I’m not asking a lot. Really.