- that the government is planning on portraying amy’s murder as a crazed ULA attack and making maxine martin a hero
- That the ULA sent an assassin for Simon after he ‘betrayed them’
- dr. russo was fired and a new doctor was put in his place
Anonymous said: Could you tell me what was that poem that Simon quoted in the graveyard?
I know that I shall meet my fate Somewhere among the clouds above; Those that I fight I do not hate Those that I guard I do not love; My country is Kiltartan Cross, My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor, No likely end could bring them loss Or leave them happier than before. Nor law, nor duty bade me fight, Nor public man, nor cheering crowds, A lonely impulse of delight Drove to this tumult in the clouds; I balanced all, brought all to mind, The years to come seemed waste of breath, A waste of breath the years behind In balance with this life, this death.
sorry for not updating in a while! here’s kieren in his boyfriends jumper with too broad shoulders and rolled up sleeves.
on the other side of the spectrum…
Amy Dyer is, I think, my favorite character from In the Flesh. I’d like to make a proper painting of her but I’ll need to find a good pose from one of the seasons hum hum
my favorite thing is when people watch in the flesh and then make a post about how destroyed they are
moe Kieren au naturale
I think the important thing to remember is that In The Flesh never romanticises Kieren’s suicide.
It is never portrayed as ‘he was so in love with Rick and couldn’t live without him’. It is portrayed as a teenage boy with massive mental health issues being pushed to the point where everything is fear and he can’t deal with it any more. Rick dying is the final tipping point to push him over the edge. And it’s not romantic. It’s messy. It’s horrific. It destroys his family.
In The Flesh presents us with a unique position, from which someone who succeeded in committing suicide comes back and faces all the issues that brought them to suicide and that their suicide brought to those who loved them. It does it heartbreakingly, beautifully, understatedly, and, most of all, horrifically realistically.
Do not do dishonour to the show by romanticising Kieren’s suicide. DO NOT DO THAT THING.
Kieren also gets poppies.
Let’s talk about Simon and Kieren in 2x04 for a second here okay.
Because this is without a doubt the episode Simon falls in love with Kieren. The exact moment can be perfectly pinpointed. There was a fascination before, a yearning yeah but this is the episode where it becomes I am in love with Kieren Walker
Because you have to imagine Simon thinks he knows Kieren by now. He’s heard Amy go on and on about him at the compound and the bungalow and he’s met him. He’s seen the way Kieren cakes on mousse and constantly wears his contacts and keeps his head down. Stays quiet. Doesn’t rock the boat.
Except of course when he’s prompted, when he tries to throw Gary out at the legion and when Pearl shows her true colors and when he shows up with one contact out in the middle of the night at the bungalow just to kiss Simon until they’re both breathless.
But the thing Simon’s learned about Kieren is Kieren just wants to be normal. He doesn’t want to fight because it reminds him that he isn’t, he wears the mousse and the contacts and sits down every night for dinner with his parents and goes on living life like nothing changed.
And like Simon puts on the mousse and the contacts to meet the Walkers, he accepts this about Kieren. Kieren is someone he likes and wants to keep seeing and he’s willing to do what it takes to keep him.
And then Gary sits down across from them and goes on and on about killing one of them and Simon sits there and listens and doesn’t engage, doesn’t reach across the table and choke him again because he could it’s so simple he’s done it before. But he won’t. For Kieren and the Walkers and Simon Monroe sits there in his mousse and contacts and holds his tongue.
But Kieren doesn’t.
Kieren sits there and calmly but surely stands up for himself, reveals himself, talks about his own war, talks about that night in a way he never has before because he hasn’t before. Kieren doesn’t discuss the night he Rose, it’s that simple they won’t talk about it at the Walkers. But Kieren is tired of being treated like a second class citizen and he can’t keep quiet anymore not in his own home.
So he speaks.
And Simon listens.
Kieren gets up and he storms out of the house and they’re at the bungalow and Simon is worried about Kieren. Worried how he’s gonna deal with his, with the lashing out at his parents and his sister with talking about it and he’s also dealing with the fact that this is it this is the first Risen this is everything he’s been looking for and he doesn’t quite know what to do first, comfort Kieren or report Kieren.
And Kieren looks up. And he takes out his contacts and Simon can’t move. And then he starts to wipe the mousse off his face and Simon stares. And then he gets up and walks over and starts to wipe the mousse of Simon’s face and Simon
Because Kieren without the contacts and the mousse and a Kieren who stands up for himself and a Kieren who doesn’t want him to hide and a Kieren who wipes the mousse of Simon’s face in an apology, in a I’m so sorry you had to do this for me because you don’t not anymore and Simon stares because
you should see him he’s beautiful
And he is. In this moment and the next and the next and the next Kieren Walker is the most gorgeous thing Simon Monroe has ever seen.
And this is the moment for him.
This is the moment he falls in love
shhh quick-ish In The Flesh sketches
- “When Kieren was alive, even though he was kind of a rebel in the village, he was very unsure of himself and of course Rick coming from the background...”
So I finally finished ‘In the Flesh’ and I’m heartbroken ;___;
I want season 3 please
I’ve started to imagine my own series 3 for In The Flesh. The opening scene in my head is Simon sitting on the edge of his bed in one of his...