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Well, I'm going to be crying until February. This is so heart-breaking.


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Dec. 11th, 2017 04:07 am (UTC)
I've known for a while. I couldn't bring myself to say anything on here that would even hint at spoiling it, but. Yeah. It hurts like hell.
Dec. 11th, 2017 04:14 am (UTC)
How can this happen????

omg, I'm going to miss him so much! I watched him grow up!! I watched him turn into a hero! God, you're amazing that you could keep this under your hat! I'm terrible at keeping secrets! I swear I try really hard but I always blurt something out. And this??? Oy. I can't even cry with my kid because she's not team Carl.
Dec. 11th, 2017 04:26 am (UTC)
Chandler wanted to leave to go to college. I honestly wanted to go find the kid and shake him. College could've waited a couple more years. I've seen adult actors sit on Talking Dead and cry because they didn't want to be killed off. Does he have any idea how lucky he was to be on a hit show, and at his age? And to be lucky enough to be around actors like Andrew Lincoln and JDM that he could learn so much from?

It's been killing me not to say anything, so I literally just had to avoid posting anything TWD related at all. I came really close to posting a Carl scene for a Favorite Friday this week but I restrained myself. I suck at keeping secrets, too. Right now I'm trying to keep a fic secret, so maybe that made it a little easier.

I know a lot of people disliked Carl, but I liked him. And I'm not sure how this is gonna work without him; he still has a major storyline going on in the comics... and he's literally all that's kept Rick going for the entire run of the show... so. I might be done with the show myself after this. I told myself I'd stay until Rick went, but this might be it for me. It's been hard enough watching since Glenn died.
Dec. 11th, 2017 04:56 am (UTC)
Carl's story was just a important to me as anyone else's. In fact, just a few days ago, I wondered what this kid was going to do--had in fact wondered if he wanted to go to college, how much longer he'd stay with the show--it's like my subconscious was warning me. :(

This young man...I hope too that he hasn't jumped the gun. He's an excellent actor though, and it would be a shame for him not to find work in the future,

Omg, here I was worrying that you'd lost interest! We'll see what goes in the future, yes?
Dec. 11th, 2017 05:23 am (UTC)
I stand corrected. There's already an interview out where he says it wasn't his decision and he was planning on waiting for college. He found out about it an episode before it happened and he'd just bought a house in GA near the set and he's devastated. The showrunner keeps doing this kind of crap to the actors, and now he's done it to an 18 yo boy who has spent almost half of his life on the show.

I'm not amused.
Dec. 11th, 2017 05:55 am (UTC)
What??? That's *terrible*! What the hell?? Especially when all lot of us figured he was such an essential character to the show. He's like...Rick's soul. He's like the personification of the good parts of Rick, in my opinion.

They're idiots and they're about to chase me off.
Dec. 11th, 2017 06:03 am (UTC)
I could link you the article, but I'm still totally enraged right now. And there are Negan-related spoilers for the rest of the season in it so it's probably better I don't link it. Andy also gave an interview where he implied he was so unhappy with this decision his time on the show might be nearing its end. Andy's contract is up at the end of this season and he refused to comment on if he's renewing it, but then he turned around and said his relationship with Rick Grimes was far from over.

But yeah, when the Carl spoilers came out everyone - myself included - assumed it was Chandler's decision because he'd been tweeting a lot about college. Then this interview went up soon after the episode aired.

When the spoilers leaked and I thought it was Chandler's decision I had to respect that, even though I hated it. Now that he's already spilled the tea, I'm not okay with it. There's gonna be SO much backlash. Like a new showrunner for season 9 backlash. Carl's storyline really takes off after the war. This is destroying the source material. For what? Shock value?

Edited at 2017-12-11 06:21 am (UTC)
Dec. 11th, 2017 06:38 am (UTC)
Hmmm. Shock value or punishment?

I think if it comes to the point that characters are just going to be fodder for their "bet you didn't see that coming" plot lines, than I will bow out. It's like the opposite of SpN, where no one ever really dies! This is everyone dying for no good reason except to drag the audience through the coals.
Dec. 11th, 2017 11:04 pm (UTC)
Wow. I have not been watching TWD at all, but to read that? Wtf. That poor kid just got fucked over, and hard.

I always liked Carl, loved how he turned out, tough but still emotional - a good guy. How fucking lame.
Dec. 11th, 2017 11:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the more I read, the worse it sounds. Carl was always a favorite of mine. :(
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