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Poll Daryl and Love: Is Shit Settled?

Discussion in 'Daryl / Norman Reedus' started by Doctor Grimes, Feb 29, 2016.

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How will Daryl's love life go?

  1. Daryl is asexual; he isn't going to settle. He'll be a lone wanderer.

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  2. Daryl is asexual, but he will settle in his own way -- just not with anyone.

    24 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. Daryl is not asexual, but he will never settle.

    9 vote(s)
    11.0%
  4. Daryl will realize he loves Carol, and Carol loves him.

    9 vote(s)
    11.0%
  5. Daryl will realize he loves Carol, but Carol will reject him, leaving him alone

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Daryl will realize he loves another woman in the group (Sasha, Rosita, etc.)

    10 vote(s)
    12.2%
  7. Daryl will realize he's gay, and there's the potential for something to develop with Jesus

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  8. Other

    19 vote(s)
    23.2%
  1. Ares

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    This thread needs to be locked down before we start a civil war.

    @Doctor Grimes

    It's already so far off the rails.
     
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    • No actor bashing or slander. Bashing in this context is defined as slamming the actor for anything beyond their control (ex: appearance). Criticizing their acting/performance or behavior is allowed. Do not make up lies about the actors/cast.
    I don't see anything that goes against the rules, commenting on an actor's behavior is acceptable per this rule.

    ETA: Though this thread should swing back in a direction that primarily focuses on Daryl not NR in the real world.
     
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    Sorry I got it off topic. Carry on.
     
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    Of course but the entire conversation about Norman in this thread was off-topic from the get-go. I was just making a point about the complexities of people. Someone can be nice but still be shallow or have shallow tendencies that's the point I was making. As for his personal life it can affect the show because there have been times when a star refuses to do something on a show because it's against their moral code or what they prefer based on their real life preferences. I'm not saying that's why Caryl didn't happen because I don't think NR is the one who put the kibosh on it. Personally, I think it is Gimple because I think he loves Carol and likes to keep her story line open to change.

    As for Daryl's love life I see them keeping him a lone wolf for a very long time.
     
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    Thanks @Clutterbuck - you beat me to it!

    Regarding the topic, I'm convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that Daryl will not have a love interest on this show and I'm also convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's because AMC doesn't want to piss off the 3.4 billion fangirls and boys who covet Daryl for themselves.

    Keep the fans happy. Keep the merch flying off the shelves. Keep the lines long at comic cons. Keep the viewers viewing.

    Daryl.will.remain.single.
     
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    You're exactly right.

    I know I felt so fed up with certain ships/fandoms in the past because of the fandom and what tptb decided to do and not do.

    Don't give up completely. Just keep Caryl in the back of your mind because it still could happen. Or maybe not. What do I know. But I understand why you want to give up.

    I believe this too. And I have nothing to prove that fact but that's what I believe.

    I remember when I first became a part of this fandom, I knew nothing about the Caryl shipping or relationship. I know after the ep where TF rescues Carol and Maggie from Paula and that other chick, there was a Caryl moment (when he lifts/touches her chin). I read somewhere in tumblr that there was that moment. So when I watched the episode, I really saw intense chemistry. And again, I didn't know anything really about Caryl. Then when I started watching old eps, I could see it. Sometimes it was friendly chemistry and sometimes more. At least to me. So, I don't even know what or where they are going with this in S7 with Caryl.

    Heck, I was disappointed with how tptb handled ichabbie (Ichabod and Abbie) from Sleepy Hollow. The chemistry, the looks, the hugs, talks, fist bumps,etc. But not one kiss and then they killed her off. Granted, Nicole Beharie was leaving the show but they built them up so much that we thought Ichabbie would happen at one time or another and even at the end. But nothing. Nada. Zilch. :sasha: And tptb knew how we felt. It was all so ridiculous.
     
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    One of these days the show will quit worrying about what Daryl/Norman fans want. And do what is right for the story.
     
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    Thats what they need to do.
     
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    When she said NR was with 18 year old
    Thanks I thought that someone starting rumors saying he was dating barely legal teenagers without proof is considered slander. I remember awhile back alot of people's posts got deleted in a thread for talking about Andy's wife so I thought dating/married lives of the cast were kinda off limits to discuss. I'm not trying to be difficult I just want to make sure I'm staying within the guidelines.
     
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    Sadly at one time he was dating a 19 year old.
     
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    I don't think anyone means anything inherently bad about the shallow comment (meaning it's not being used to condemn NR), but I get it can be construed as negative. I think for some the fact he has primarily dated women who are much younger than himself makes people assume he's shallow. It doesn't mean he is, but that's people's opinion based on his behavior. None of us know him personally (that I am aware of), so no one knows for sure.
    I agree it's not entirely relevant and skewing into OT territory, but it isn't outside of the realm of probability NR has some pull behind the scenes -- especially with regard to his character. I think some are just making some assumptions and speculating about why Daryl and Carol hit the breaks. It may have nothing to do with NR or his desires. It may be Gimple or someone else. It's hard to say and we'll never know the answer. Since Daryl is an original character, anything can happen.

    I'll just put a reminder here for everyone to be respectful.
     
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    Hmmm, that argument is not quite correct. If you are familiar with the fujoshi movement, where straight girls ship boys in gay relationship and if you scour Tumblr, you will know that straight girls looooove to ship their fave male characters instead of women, so, if they were to make Daryl gay, his female fanbase will support it. They want to imagine themselves with that character and female characters are often hated because of that. His male fanbase on the other hand would be pissed
     
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    I've often thought that making Daryl gay would actually make him interesting to me once again. It would make sense that he would have buried his sexuality considering his abusive upbringing in the deep south and it would be interesting to see what would compel him to come out.

    Alas, those fanboys are primarily in the 18-48 demographic and god forbid we piss them off. Even for the sake of a better story.
     
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    Yeah, I think the Rickyl fanbase pretty much disproves the myth that Daryl's female fanbase would weaken if his character turned out to be gay.

    My reasoning for Daryl being a lone wolf is that just seems to be the narrative they are leaning towards for now.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking of Rickyl as well.
     
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    Same, I would actually care for just a bit
     
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    I didn't even know there was a name for it. But I've seen that kind of shipping on tumblr and Twitter. It happens a lot too when the male is shipped with or potential to be shipped with a WOC. So, some of the female fans rather ship the white male with another white male because they can't stand to have them shipped with the WOC.
     
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    The fujoshi movement is strictly with manga characters and the characters are already gay or engaged in gay relationships. There's an entire section of manga called Boys Love and it is written for girls not gay boys. Kinda like lesbian porn is not really for lesbians but straight men. You do see it in the same capacity in the West with shipping two male characters even when the story has never hinted at the pairing.
     
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    Interesting. The more you know... Thanks!
     
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    There's an anime coming out called Kiss him not me, which explores the fujoshi movement. It's hilarious. You should check it out