carrie mesrobian

my feelings on the matter have been well-documented

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So I have nothing to say about shipping re: Caryl in the “Strangers” episode but I did think Carol being all cagey about telling Daryl what happened with Mika and Lizzie is sorta forced.

Like, it’s not really in character for Daryl to be like, “TELL ME EVERY DETAIL OF SOMETHING HORRIBLE CAROL!”

I mean, he can imagine it was horrible. And he is not someone who shares easily his own experiences with horror. So him pressing her to “talk” - even though he barely did - seems manufactured and a little weakass.

And also, I don’t think he’s gonna ask her if she’s “okay” that much. I think the man can see if she’s okay. That’s part of his appeal - he has always been able to read people. Maybe he can’t fix them, but I don’t think that’s his job, anyway. And I think he respects Carol’s strength enough to know that this isn’t his job.

ANYHOO. Now they’re going to find Beth. Super duper. 

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This is the same man who flinched when he was touched back in Season 2.This is the same man who walled himself off from the group both mentally and physically - who wouldn’t open up to anyone, who wouldn’t trust anyone, who tried to pretend he didn’t need anyone, who hid every feeling except anger to avoid getting hurt.


And Carol? This is the woman who was bruised and beaten, left with both emotional and physical scars by someone who should have loved and protected her. This is the woman who was timid and afraid back in Season 1, who didn’t know how to defend herself…who lost everything she had and then gained a family.


and there was great rejoicing throughout the land

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Carol x Daryl in 5x01 No Sanctuary

She looks at him.

He looks at her.

And it’s like he can’t even take the look in her eyes, shining at him, and he has to hide his face.  You know how in ancient mythology humans couldn’t look directly at one of the gods (or goddesses) because they were so terrible and beautiful that the human would be destroyed by the sight?

Yeah. Like that.


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Just curious, after reading Malinda Lo’s post. Does anyone know of a male bisexual character in YA besides Magnus Bane?

Irial and Niall from The Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr, Gil and Enki from The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn…

Yeah, Oliver’s explicitly bi.

Seconding THE SUMMER PRINCE and the PANTOMIME series. Although Micah, in PANTOMIME, is intersex rather than male.

I just finished writing a book with a bisexual boy. Not sure of release day, but 2015, I believe. 

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What We Talk About When We Talk About YA


Hello!  My name is Kerri Miller Christopher Beha AO Scott Ruth Graham Nathaniel Hawthorne Socrates Bob and I’m here to tell you that we’re all going to hell.  HELL. Why, you ask?  Well, let me expound upon it in a million-word screed that I will make as condescending as possible: because you’re reading and watching things I think are stupid.

Did you know your behavior signifies a decline in greater civilization?  You should. No, it doesn’t matter that I’ve never read the stupid things you’re reading.  I am the last adult in America. 

I see you and your secret, childish acronyms. YA? MG? TFIOS? I had look up this stuff on the World Wide Web and I’m still confused. I’m a person of a certain age and I’ve been left out of the cultural conversation.  My feelings about this should mean more than they actually do. 

I know this will upset people, but I don’t understand why anyone over the age of six is reading books for children.  When I was in kindergarten, my favorite book was OLD MAN AND THE SEA. Old men are grown-ups, and that’s what I wanted to be: an old man wrestling with a fish. Also, reading it was horrible, and no one who is a grown-up ever read for pleasure, because reading for pleasure is stupid. Just ask all those guys reading Dean Koontz and Lee Child. They’re in it for the metaphors.

Fellow grown-ups, at the risk of sounding snobbish and joyless and old, well, look, I am all those things but you should hear me out anyway, because I have opinions. LISTEN. It’s time to center the cultural conversation back where it belongs: on me. All YA is silly, sentimental and simple and I know this because mostly ladies write it and no one should make that much money from books about a vampire. 

All of you are YouTubing right now, aren’t you?  You’re totally YouTubing.  Stop that.   

This is what I’m trying to say: I’m concerned for you. I say these things out of love, not a love for clicks.  I am sad that you are reading YA fiction when you could be reading fiction for adults, because it’s never occurred to me that you can read both.  Actually, I think there’s a law.

Except for the times I am binge-watching Mad Men and waxing nostalgic for a time that never was and a patriarchy that never died, I only read very smart, literary fiction that is complex and important, the kind of smart fiction that YA can never be, because I said so.  Reading this important kind of grown-up fiction cleans out your colon. It puts hair on your chest. It’s like trying to open a locked door using only your head.  It’s supposed to hurt.  It breaks your teeth, knocks you unconscious and leaves cuts and bruises on your face and your body broken, like Hemingway fresh from the war. Don’t you want to be like Hemingway fresh from the war?  Of course you do, because he was an old white man, on the sea, with a fish. These can be your battle scars, too. Wear them proudly. You are a grown-up.

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