It was a little scary, but every great thing starts off a little scary, doesn’t it?
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“I crush her against me. I want to be part of her. Not just inside her but all around her. I want our rib cages to crack open and our hearts to migrate and merge. I want our cells to braid together like living thread.”
— Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies.
I’ve finally decided o give into the peer pressure and watch In the Flesh. I still have absolutely no idea what it’s about and honestly I’m not sure if it’s about zombies or a romance between two guys. My dash has been pretty vague about that.
Okay I’m on the second episode. Can I just say that I love Amy to death! And Kieren! You sweet little Bambi-eyes baby! Seriously his eyes are big. Okay, he’s just seen Rick again. Be back later.
WHY DID I AGREE TO WATCH THIS?!! I’m on the last episode of season one. Oh my god. Rick. Amy. Bill. Amy. Kieren. Amy. Lisa. AMY. What the heck people? I just. I want punch that asshole n the face for doing that. And Rick finally standing up to his Dad and then THAT! And who the heck is this Undead Prophet that Amy is running off with. Is he like a cult leader? Did Amy just run off to join a cult? Now I’m going to buy and download season two while finishing this up.
Also end note. Phillip you ass.
That was wonderful. I’m sitting here crying in my dorm room, but ha was really a really great show. The scene at he end with his mom talking about his Dad and his Dad finding when he killed himself.
I officially love this how. I’m crying an I hate/love all of you. Now to start Season 2. By the look of things I’m not sleeping tonight huzzah.
MARK OSHIRO IS GOING TO WATCH IN THE FLESH SOON AAAAAAAAAAAH
I know, isn’t it awesome :-)
Now we just need for someone to commision 202. And we get videos of all the eps.
Q:Because putting the two actors of the ship on a ship and making a video is definitely not queer baiting right? Yes, how outrageous of queer Sterek shippers to think the queer show runner might actually take them seriously. It's not like he put them on a ship for votes, right? The shippers are just delusional. Right.
What do you want, Psi, more than anything else? Whatever it is, it’s in this bank. You agreed to rob the most impregnable bank in history, you must’ve had a very good reason; we all must have. Picture the thing you want most in the universe and decide how badly you want it.
Q:Hey so I saw your InF masterpost and naturally read everything on there - and I was just wondering, what makes you think that they can't cry? Aside from biology and science I guess. It's just that in the last episode of s1, I thought you could see tear tracks on Kieren's face when his mum finds him at the cave and afterwards when he's talking to his dad. It's the black stuff that's their blood now, so perhaps it's just Rick's blood, idk. Anyway, just wanted your opinion, sorry!!
I assumed it out of biology. Their body doesn’t create bodily fluids, they’re dead. Their physical body functions don’t work; they can’t eat or else their body rejects it (and I think that’s not because it gets digested, but because it sort of “ferments”), their blood doesn’t move and hearts don’t beat, so I assume that they don’t produce things like saliva or mucus or sweat or tears.
And I mean, personally, I think it’s just smudged makeup from rubbing at it. Maybe he rubbed his face with Rick’s blood on his hands. I think that PDS sufferers still retain the urge to cry and the physical “motions” that one goes through when crying, but they don’t produce tears and therefore don’t experience the full sensation of release and drained energy that they’re used to after crying.
This is just my personal assumption/opinion. I have no idea how Dom Mitchell’s PDS bodily functions work or whatever. I just think that if none of the other bodily fluids get produced, then tears would also be something that wouldn’t be produced.
Rick Macy is not destined to become an abuser just because he has been abused.
I know Rick and Kieren’s relationship, or slow stumbling towards one wasn’t perfect. But it upsets when people assume that if it had continued that Rick would have ended up abusive, just because his father was.
I have personal experience with what Rick went through with his dad. At the time, I didn’t consider it abuse because it was just what happened when I did something ‘wrong’ that needed to be corrected. This could mean anything from answering back, to dropping something by accident, or just being in the way of a parent’s bad temper. It was only as I got older that I realised my father’s punishment often went beyond discipline. Even in high school I thought classmates whose parents didn’t hit them were somehow spoilt.
Rick is raised in an environment where his father is regarded as a pillar of the community. There’s no indication that Bill Macy has ever been pulled up on his behaviour towards Rick. His behaviour seems to be tacitly approved of, so how could Rick ever think that it wasn’t him who was in the wrong and that his dad’s actions weren’t warranted. Despite this, when it really matters and to protect another person he stands up to his father and is killed because of it.
There is of course the possiblity that no-one knew the extent of Bill Macy’s emotional manipulation of his son. When Bill asks Rick, “Do you want to be in the good books or the bad books?” on the surface it’s an inoffensive comment, but to Rick it obviously means something far worse than just his father being disappointed in him. The comment is something that can be said in public, but that has a subtext to the person it is directed at. To anyone who has had that kind of relationship with a parental figure it is chilling. We never see Bill hit his son, but I’d be surprised if that wasn’t something that happened.
Despite the emotional, verbal (and potentially physical) abuse that Rick has been subjected to he does not re-enact this in his relationship with Kieren. He obviously has a lot of rage but, and this is important, the anger he feels is directed away from people. When Bill tells him that Kieren killed himself and calls his death “a weak ending for a weakling” he reacts not by taking his father to task but by firing his gun at a target and getting the bullseye his father couldn’t. This action is self-protective as after dealing with Bill for years he has learned the worth of keeping his emotions under control.
Later, when talking to Kieren in the car about his death he explodes, punching and hitting the car dashboard. This seems almost to be a kind of self-punishment, hurting himself when Kieren tells him he was part of the reason for Kieren’s suicide. It’s interesting to note that when Rick does this he turns his body away from Kieren and tucks down into himself, as far away as he can get from Kieren in the confined space of the car.
Rick is a young man who knows the scars that abuse can cause, and his ‘abandonment’ of Kieren was him doing what he thought (however mistaken) would be best for both of them. Rick thinking Kieren was better off without him is emblematic of the lack of self-worth Bill Macy instilled in him. The idea that Rick is somehow an embryonic version of his father, an abuser-to-be because he was abused, does a disservice to his character and the nuanced writing of In the Flesh.