“Reedus says he’d bring chocolate bars, South Park episodes, and a bottle of Jack. He also says, ”I’d shove my cat in the bag. That’s pretty much it. That’s what I live off of already.’”
and i just love how they list him last like the fucking punchline to a joke
norman will be on your dash because make out session.
continue your day, people.
always fuckign reblog norman reedus making out with alan rickman because omg
when i become a famous director and finally get to meet norman reedus
i think the first thing i’ll say to him is “shut up”
and knowing that little fucker i think he’ll even understand what i mean by it
and then he’ll proceed to laugh in my face
I’m fucking done with him.
it used to be the show that gave me gray hair too
but now it’s just you, you bastard
(I don’t know what I expect of this…I don’t even know if any of them will even see it. But I just wanna get this out there, just in case there’s literally any small chance it can be seen and taken into account…)
Thank you all for making Daryl Dixon a character in the series. He is absolutely amazing and has a deeply complex 3-dimensional character that you all have wonderfully developed, the many many aspects of whom were brought to life by the very talented Norman Reedus~
However, there is one element of this character that has not been brought up yet: his sexuality.
Really no reference to Daryl’s sexuality (or lack thereof) has been made yet, which I completely respect. Actually, I think it’s really awesome that it hasn’t been touched on it at all yet. It’s not often we see characters whose sexualities are not addressed or even alluded to in some way, so it’s a nice change. It seems to reveal some things about his character, implying that he doesn’t really care much for that sort of stuff (or at least doesn’t care much to mention it). And that’s really cool, cause most characters these days are usually quite sexual in some way, so having such an amazing character that everyone reeeeally loves not be terribly sexual or show much interest in being sexual is totally awesome cause it shows people that sexual things are not things you necessarily have to like or even care about, and that it’s okay not to (which is good, for example, for people like asexuals who are just naturally like that or just don’t care). Being asexual myself, I can tell you that it is really really nice to have such an awesome character who is so amazing and human not care about sexuality or being sexual, cause we don’t normally get to see characters like that (who aren’t robots or inhuman in some way lol).
However, coming to the point of this post, I have an honest and heartfelt plea for the writers (and/or Norman Reedus. Or both, both is good, too).
If there is any plan to mention Daryl’s sexuality in the future in any way, please, make Daryl Dixon gay.
As stated before, Daryl is one of the most popular TV characters of this time, and also one of the most beloved. And although acceptance of homosexuality grows constantly, homophobia is still very present in our culture today. And even more so imprinted onto our minds are our gender norms and notions, which, unfortunately, are closely tied into and are associated with our sexes and sexualities.
Men are expected to act in very certain ways in order for them to “truly be men”. They need to be stoic. They need to be brave. They need to be unemotional, rational, protectors, providers, leaders. They need to be badass and strong and muscular and handsome and determined. And, above all, they need to be straight. What appears to continually happen is that if a man isn’t straight, then he is often not thought of as a real man. This is why we have stereotypes of flamboyant and ultra-feminine gay men, cause to be feminine is to be the opposite of masculine, which is what being a homosexual man apparently makes you. And to be feminine has historically been- and still is, in many ways- thought of as being bad or is under-valued in some way (a notion which feminism is trying to change).
So, that all being said, it’s rather obviously why if Daryl was revealed to be gay, it would pretty much change everything.
Daryl Dixon ”looks” and “acts” as a "real man" would, meaning, in essence, that he “looks” and “acts” straight. Daryl is stoic. Daryl is brave. He is rational, a protector, a provider, and a leader (though he has been shown to be emotional, which is awesomesauce, cause that itself is not only bringing out his humanity, it’s challenging traditional male gender notions). He is badass and strong and muscular and handsome. He’s a hunter and an epic outdoorsy survivalist determined to live and keep his new family alive. He had a cool truck and rides a sweet-ass Harley. He’s a redneck, for God’s sake. There is next to nothing feminine about this guy. He’s pretty much “the perfect man,” so to speak.
Which is why it’d be so damn awesome if he was gay.
It would completely upend many of the notions and stereotypes a person might have of what “real men” are like. It would finally show that men can be gay and while still having many very masculine qualities. It would also show that gender notions do not correlate with one’s sex and/or sexuality. It would alsoalso show that the whole concept of being a “real man” is absolute bullcrap, since that whole notion appears to be based on a man’s sexuality. (And, not to mention, it would alsoalsoalso provide excellent fodder for deeper back story and character development in future seasons~)
With his wide popularity and fanbase, this character can influence the notions of THOUSANDS of people.
Sure, some will be upset by it, cause it’ll be challenging their gender notions. They’ll say things like, “You took away Daryl’s badassery,” or, “It’s sucks that they made Daryl a fag,” or whatever other hateful crap that they come up with. But then he’ll just be right back out there kickin’ ass and killin’ zombies and being the amazing character he always has been, and what they say won’t mean shit, and people will see that.
So many people will applaud the decision and be thankful for it. Many will be thankful for finally having someone like Daryl to relate and/or look up to. Others, for so hugely challenging these hardcore gender notions that males have to face on a daily basis.
I’m not saying that this alone could completely destroy any notions or stereotypes about gender and/or sexuality our culture has.
I am, however, saying that this decision would be a big help in changing all of that.
So, if the decision to reveal Daryl’s sexuality is made, please choose to make him gay. It would mean so damn much to so many. Hell, even if you weren’t planning on revealing it before, maybe you should, after all. It would have the potential to change a hell of a lot more than just leaving it alone would.
Thank you, and that is all ♥
(I just hope I’m not too late…Season Four premiers tomorrow, and they may have done something with Daryl’s character this season that they can’t possibly change now, even if they wanted to…)