1. Every superhero show/movie should have their cast riddled with severe PTSD if we think about it realistically but then you'd have a story they don't want to tell.

  2. Neon Genesis Evangelion actually does this well. How the cast acts and responds to giant angels destroying the world seems realistic. Just about every character has some kind of trauma. I'm gonna copy my other comment here:

  3. You’re right about the sex trope but he’s also a teenager. Most teenagers gay, straight or otherwise are pretty sex obsessed.

  4. In the comics Rick being turned into a reaniman is a lot more dragged out and horrifying. Everything about DA Sinclair was doing to students is way scarier in the comics. Rick also goes through lots of PTSD bc of this. I think it’s the most disturbing story in the comics tbh. I wonder if it would have been too disturbing to put on the show but then again there are already plenty of disturbing scenes. I think maybe they want to save the disturbing stuff for later in the show. If they fleshed out Rick/DA Sinclair storyline like they did in the comics they wouldn’t be able to up the disturbingness from there

  5. I like it. William reminds me of a few people I’ve known in my life. Sex is love and intimacy, and I’m sorry that you’ve never had a sexual experience strong enough to pull you out of a lobotomy.

  6. I guess I just had a problem with the VA's delivery. But I did have a similar experience, exepct it was by a creek in the middle of the day instead of a lake at night.

  7. Well I guess Kirkman tried to do better, but instead went on too far to the other side. In the comics it took the lattler half of 144 ISSUES to finally have the balls and reveal the character as gay. Here he is a bit obnoxiously gay, kind of stereotypical, but I don't know many gay people so who am I to say. But based on your interpretation, I think that Kirkman generally fixes his "mistakes" in the comics and there isn't one that isn't at the very least, slightly better. Even Amber, even the bratty entitled Amber is better than the lifeless, characterless exposition tool she was in the comics.

  8. I think William is written like a gay, boy hungry teen the same way you’d write a straight, girl hungry teen. Didn’t bother me but I’m not gay. I will say that when I was young I had straight guy friends who’d make me pretty uncomfortable with how they describe potential sexual experiences with women if given a chance.

  9. as a queer person who knows queer people, some people do fit ""the stereotype"". I think having people like that in fiction is alright, as long as their queerness isn't made the butt of the joke and them fitting ""the stereotype"" is just a small quirk and they're still a complete human being who doesn't exist just to be a joke. I think it's also very beneficial for this character not to be the sole queer person in the show who gets screentime, to make it clear that a generalization isn't being made.

  10. I didn't really like this episode either. I thought the concept of this was pretty cool too, but I pretty much agree with all the stuff brought up here. Also, William is just kind of a dick. I'm not homophobic, but his character is so rude and annoying. I did really like the later scene he has with Nolan. Anyway, good post.

  11. I agree it should've been more psychologically horrifying, but I don't agree with the whole "should've been more love/less lust" thing.

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