1. kierennwalkerr:

    Why In the Flesh should be saved:

    • Its portrayal of discrimination is one of the most realistic I’ve ever seen in a piece of media (specifically when it comes to homophobia & mental illness)
    • Even when dealing with such serious subject matter it manages to strike a balance between tragedy and comedy so it’s not a continuous bombardment of depression & darkness
    • Several well written female characters. This seems like a baseline requirement for any show but it’s ridiculous how many shows and movies never achieve this. But on itf we have Amy; who is given her own narrative that doesn’t revolve around the main character, Jem; who we clearly see struggle with PTSD but is never seen as weak because of this, Maxine Martin; who could have been portrayed as 100% evil with no redeeming characteristics, but instead is a charismatic, complex woman who won’t let anything get in the way of her achieving her goals, and several other characters with memorable personalities.
    • A main character who is queer. LGBTQ+ representation is increasing in the media but all too often these characters are merely token secondary/minor characters or their entire character revolves around their sexual orientation. This is not the case with this show!
    • There is too much that can be covered in this show and so many questions that need answered for it to be cancelled now. It’s done so much good with just a mere nine episodes, think how far it could go with double that amount (or even more). We could discover more about the lives of other undead people, the changing opinions of the public, watch Simon & Kieren’s relationship evolve, FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH AMY DYER. 
    • BASICALLY I’LL PROBABLY GO MAD IF I NEVER FIND ANY OF THIS OUT. THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH POTENTIAL IN THIS SHOW AND IT WOULD BE TRAGIC IF IT WERE WASTED.

    bbcthree bbcamerica

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  2. ginevra17:

    Get to know me meme: [2/5] favourite tv shows   In The Flesh

    What is every living person afraid of? […] Death. The Big Sleep. Deep down, fearing the reaper is the reason why everyone’s so messed up in the head. They know the end is nigh, but there’s nothing they can do about it, so it drives them nuts and they live their lives with one eye on the clock. We don’t have to do that. We can smash the clock to pieces.

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  3. afireworkofroses said: Blackhawks!

    ofgeography:

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    1. bake cupcakes for: saader, OBVIOUSLY, and we would bake them together, and have a really wonderful time, and he would probably be one of those weirdos that gets really intense about symmetrical icing, and i’d be like, “yo brandon it’s just a cupcake and we’re literally 10 minutes from disappearing it forever into our mouthholes,” and he’d be like, “anything worth doing is WORTH DOING WELL,” before pointing to the framed photograph of him playing moonlight sonata to the stanley cup.
    2. trust with the keys to my car: Actual Adult Marian Hossa
    3. wouldn’t want to be stuck with in a long car ride:
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      WAIT — i’d LOVE to roadtrip with antti raanta.

      fall in love with: everybody is a little bit in love with johnny oduya and if you say you aren’t then you are LYING.
    4. pack up and leave if they moved next door: i had a dream once that i lived in jonathan toews building and my washer broke and flooded my apartment so i went next door and was like “jonathan toews do you have a mop?” and he was like, “no, but i’m actually moving out so here just have my apartment instead,” and i was like, “oKAY THANKS I’LL JUST LIVE HERE NOW”
    5. cry to if things fell apart: it’s impossible to be unhappy around antti raanta. he’s the poncho of human beings.
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    6. would not want to watch a game with: jonathan toews. IT’S JUST A GAME, JONATHAN TOEWS. IT’S A MIDGET GAME THAT HAS NO WINNER. PLEASE STOP DIAGRAMMING PLAYS.
    7. vote off the island and into the volcano: BYE VERSTEEG (that one’s 4 u montana)
    8. let babysit my kids: um. like nick leddy, maybe, and that’s only because he seems to babysit andrew shaw with some degree of success.

    “no, but i’m actually moving out so here just have my apartment instead,”

    OMFG I want to have dreams like that

     
  4. God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, for when they shall rise from the dead they are as a n g e l s which are in h e a v e n.”

    (Source: theladyigraine, via showmeyourclaws)

     

  5. prehistoric-birds:

    thinkin about my followers

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    (via landofcolferandcriss)

    Tagged #yep
     

  6. thebrotherswinchester:

    man can we collectively join together to change the name of “watersports” to something a little less misleading

    i remember the first time i saw that in the description of a fic

    i was like “so what, do the characters go to a waterpark or something? kinda weird that the author felt the need to specifically point that out”

    spoiler alert

    the characters did not go to a waterpark.

    (Source: sergeantjerkbarnes, via beeleebay)

     
  7. myuntreatedstate:

    i think my new favorite thing in the world is kevin sutton retweeting other people just shitting on gary kendal

     

  8. Anonymous said: Hi! I've recently mainlined all of In the Flesh and am really enjoying reading your meta. So! I have a question. What are your thoughts about the details of Kieren's rising, when he says he felt the wind and rain on his fingertips when he was pushing out of his grave, in 3x04? From what we've learned from Amy, PDS sufferers can't actually feel anything, except perhaps at their injection spot, so I'm perplexed by Kieren's experience.

    kedreeva:

    Hello! Sorry for the delayed response!

    There are two basic theories contending for the answer to this, at least in my head. I like them both equally well, so I’ll give them both to you and you can decide which you like.

    The first is the simplest: Kieren was embellishing his story in order to make it as dramatic as possible for Gary. We saw footage of Kieren’s rising in Season 1, and he was definitely not first. In fact, he wasn’t even second! There are at least 3 different people already tromping around his grave when he claws his way into the open. (we should consider that “first risen” may not necessarily mean “first out of the grave” but may, in fact, mean “first to wake up in their coffin” in which case anyone’s witness account of them coming out of the ground could be flawed) This is evidenced easily by how he deals with Simon’s interruptions.

    Simon: Are you sure you were alone”
    Kieren: “No”
    Simon: “Where any of the other graves open?”
    Kieren: “The other graves were fine.”

    He expressly says he isn’t sure he was alone, and he avoids saying the other graves were closed, just that they were “fine.” So, given that he embellished this VERY IMPORTANT part of the story, it’s completely possible he was adding in “senses” details that were not true, either, for the benefit of dragging Gary (and the others) into the story deeper.

    The second explanation is slightly more horrifying, and that is that the rabid undead DO feel. We know that they at least feel hunger, and we know that many of them remember things from their untreated state. If Kieren was telling the truth, they are even semi-intelligent/intelligent, with the ability to seek out prey and hunt together; they just appear to have lacked the ability to feel the emotions/empathy/regret/morality that “makes one human” so to speak. I think it’s very possible that the rabid undead were sensation-feeling creatures, and that the Neurotriptyline actually inhibited that ability. They traded sesnse-touch for full intelligence. This might even be evidenced by the fact that Amy’s trembling/side effects were a sign that she no longer needed the medication (or was getting to that stage). One of the last stages of not-needing-the-medication was her ability to feel touch sensations again.

    As an aside, greenbergsays and I were actually discussing this earlier, and there’s a good chance that the homemade Neurotriptyline sped up the process for Amy, and that leads me to believe even more than the not-homemade Neurotriptyline may be inhibiting some things.

     
  9. qhuinn:

    aferova:

    chasingshhadows:

    monroesimon:

    aferova:

    I’m just lying on the floor and swimming in a puddle of tears.

    joins you

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    OH MY GOSH

    THAT MEANS THE “KIEREN” WASN’T SCRIPTED. THE BREATHY, NEEDY, SO FUCKING VULNERABLE AND CONCERNED WAY THAT SIMON BARELY SAYS KIEREN’S NAME WASN’T EVEN SCRIPTED
    im loving all the things right now and especially this show, it’s actors, directors, writers and video editors.

    E v e r y t h i n g  Emmett Scanlan chose to do with the character of Simon is pure perfection.

    (via kierenwalkerpds)

     

  10. sophia-helix:

    TW rape, misogyny, and general assholery, but yeah, pretty much anything gross you want to imagine pro athletes doing sexually, it’s probably true. :/

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