Get on the plane, get the train,
Walk 300 miles.
Get to her front door and tell her
“I know this is crazy
But I need you now.”
Our lives are too short to always be sensible,
Get the girl.
Distance makes no difference if your eyes light up when she laughs."
emily is just fab as fuck get out of my face im emotional
Fab as fuck should be her new mantra.
It's a damn romance novel
Yea, Daryl you’re in one!
It definitely looks like Beth and Daryl will be linked romantically in season 5, it seems very obvious now. Not that it wasn’t obvious before, I mean come on, there are so much foreshadowing for it! Even down to the little hearts on the kitchen door! As a fan of the…
It’s actually really satisfying to have complete confidence that a ship will be canon. Like there isn’t even a little part of me questioning whether Bethyl will happen anymore, it just will, every sign points to Bethyl becoming canon.
To be honest Nonny I was going to make a master post of all the things Norman/TPTB have said about c*ryl vs the things they’ve said about bethyl but I don’t have the time for that. So maybe someone else can do it. *throws idea out there*
To answer your question: no. They have never done this when it comes to ships. The trolling by the powers that be consists of Robert Kirkman (Troll #1) saying really vague things and talking in circles about random things and saying nothing in the end. For example, say he was talking about the Terminus people being cannibals. He’d just say “Maybe they are. It’s very possible they are. But it’s also possible that they’re not. So really, who knows. I’m not saying they are or they’re not. Just that we don’t know.” Literally says things like that. That, to me, is what trolling is and really aside from Kirkman, no one else does it. They either answer the question directly or simply say that they’re not going to talk about it.
The important thing to realize is the way both ships have been talked about in the past. Norman said, way before bethyl was even a thing, that Daryl saw Carol as a sister and that they were not romantic. The shippers chose to ignore this and say it was “trolling” and now here we are pretending this is brand new information. Also important to notice is that when Norman was asked about Carol and “when are they going to hook up?” his answer would be completely vague and about DARYL’s love life. A hypothetical love life with a hypothetical woman. Never Carol. Norman always goes on about “I want to play Daryl awkward, like he has no game. He’s not the one to throw a girl up against a tree.” It’s never specific to Carol. He talks around in circles and always keeps it about Daryl. After having already said that Daryl does not see Carol in a romantic light (I believe this was at some point in season 3 when Norman said this) and people STILL keep bothering him with the same question, he just resorts to giving vague answers about Daryl instead of addressing the shipping for the 1000th time and upsetting fans. It’s completely reasonable and not trolling. If people would calm down for two minutes and accept that Norman long ago dismissed that relationship as sibling-like, they wouldn’t feel so cheated.
Now, on to the comments made about bethyl. This is not me wearing shipper goggles. Believe me, I came into this ship with about 0 hopes because I began shipping them from a 2 second clip off the comic con trailer from last year. However, the difference between the things Norman and TPTB say is really clear and astounding. If you would like, this is a great list of Beth and Daryl quotes from interviews with Cast and Crew members. All people that have a hand in the direction the show goes. The main difference is that no one has ever dismissed bethyl. I seriously have been sitting here scratching my head at a few c*rylers who say that “the directors have said bethyl is not going to happen” (who even are these directors? lmao do these people know what and who directors are?) Because there have been only two instances that could be regarded as someone dismissing bethyl. One was what Norman Reedus said back before Still aired. When he said Beth and Daryl were getting to know each other but not romantically. Now, in this instance, he was speaking strictly of the episode that was about to air: Still which if you (or anyone)’s watched it, it’s pretty damn obvious that episode is NOT about romance. They both just lost their home and their family and they are not thinking about getting in each others’ pants. They are grieving and coping and trying to come to terms with getting to know this person that you may have to spend the rest of your life with. It was pretty damn obvious to me, even back then, that that was what Norman meant. But nearly six months on and people are still latching on to it to mean that bethyl isn’t going to happen even after Norman has said completely different things since then.
The second occasion of Norman possibly dismissing bethyl was in the Gold Derby interview. Now, that interview was complete and utter crap in terms of journalism skills because the interviewer was a biased shipper that was feeding Norman answers and putting words into his mouth. His question about bethyl was actually phrased: “I don’t think bethyl are romantic. They’re not romantic right? Because I don’t think so.” What kind of question is that? Norman can’t give something as controversial as Daryl’s love life away to some guy on skype so he answered as best he could. Again, saying that in that moment, Daryl’s thoughts weren’t about having sex with Beth. That it was deeper than that and that she was the light and the hope and some metaphor about apples I can’t even remember at the moment. But then he went on to actually say that Daryl was feeling something akin to a crush on Beth. And again, people only latch on to the “it wasn’t like that” part when he explained that Daryl wasn’t sitting in that funeral home thinking about “hooking up” with Beth. Because duh, he wasn’t thinking about hooking up with her. He was, as Greg Nicotero said, falling in love with her.
There has been NO occasion prior to this where Daryl’s love life has been talked about like this. There has never been moments where they discuss possibilities and how the fact that they are separated is what’s keeping them apart. Every other question that was asked about “when is Daryl going to get together with…..bla bla bla?” was always answered with a roundabout statement about Daryl being awkward, having no game, and Norman Reedus’s metaphor about planting little seeds.
Yes! I’m watching the panel now since I didn’t get time yesterday. LOL the guy asked Paul “does this mean Stelena fans need to step it up?” and Paul is like “Or the Steroline fans”.
Paul mentioned Steroline on his own! No-one even mentioned it.