My favourite character in the book (❁´ ◡ `❁)*✲ﾟ*
guys i just realized what this fucking cover is
the guy on the ground is mcvries this is mcvries’ death scene where garraty steps in front of him and begs and pleads with the soldiers to shoot him instead and then pete gets shot
the saddest scene in the whole book is on the cover
oh my god
That would make me sob and sob cause then whenever I see this cover on my shelf I would sob more than usual. D:
I’m gonna keep telling myself it’s someone else cause McVries voluntarily sits down and that guy looks like he tripped. IT’S NOT MCVRIES CAUSE I CAN’T SOB RIGHT NOW AGGGHHHHH KFJKDJFKSJKSJD PRETENDING IT’S NOT jkdfjkdsafjsdkjfsd ;-;
- Stephen King, The Long Walk
Having a small school is so awesome because like eight percent of the school has read The Long Walk and guess what THAT’S EIGHT PEOPLE but still.
We had a nice conversation about Olson’s guts and what would be good to bring on the Walk at lunch today.
YESSSS KEEP SPREADING THE WORD
I am so happy this book is finally getting the love it deserves. ;-; <3
Finally updated The Long Walk site with costume photos from Dragon*Con 2011(!) lololol! WE NEED MORE FANWORKS IN THE FANWORK SECTION BESIDES COSTUMES! XD
Also, Cafepress has a calendar-making-option and I’m thinking about taking weird Long Walkish photos and making myself a calendar out of them. It’s already October though, I’ll need to hurry since I’m always slow with this kind of stuff. -_-
Ray Garraty — Aaron Johnson
He’s British, but he has the acting chops (he’s played Lennon, ffs) and he has this brilliant innocence about him that I think is perfect for Garraty. Also, he’s not a traditional Hollywood pretty-boy, which I believe would work really well.
Peter McVries — Lou…
SWEET MOTHER OF GAWWWDDDDD— I THOUGHT YOUR HEADCANON LOOKED FAMILIAR! <3333
I’m the person from LJ who brought up Lou Taylor Pucci as McVries so long ago!! AHHHHHH REUNION HUG BRO XD
(EDIT: http://hexterah.tumblr.com/post/27148244479/i-finally-found-my-long-walk-fanmixes-okay-i THIS THING i need to find the other ones again and post those
YEAAAAAAAAAH I am going to cling to you now and never lose you again, btw XD)
wait no getting angry at ‘The Long Walk’ fandom again cos they all seem to hate McVries. this is unfair.
oh no, I actually love McVries. Im just not the most vocal of the fandom. He has flaws, major fucking flaws, but he’s still a good character. And a lot of good characters arent great guys. Im just saying I got really attached to him and he shouldnt have died…
Seconded. McVries is my absolute favorite. He’s actually been a favorite literary character overall (not just in TLW or of King’s works) of mine since I first read the book what seems like forever ago. :)
I need to make new Long Walk numbers for the costumes this year (especially since there is supposedly a Stephen King panel to go to while we’re scheduled to wear them! XDDDD) but I’m afraid I’ll start gross sobbing uncontrollably while doing so.
Even after all these years this book gives me so many feels.
y’know what this fandom needs
im joking thats probably the thing it needs the least
which is why i made one anyway
i feel really bad now thIS FANDOM USED TO BE SO NICE AND INNOCENT
The only time this fandom needs OCs is when…
SHE GOT PRISCILLA AND MCVRIES TO BREAK UP BECAUSE HE WAS ACTUALLY IN LOVE WITH HER AND THE SAME WITH GARRATY AND JAN AND PARKER AND BARKOVITCH
AND SHE GETS STEBBINS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH HER AS WELL BECAUSE SHE’S THAT FUCKING BEAUTIFUL
AND ALSO BAKER AND ABE ARE HER GAY BEST FRIENDS AND THERE ARE BADLY WRITTEN SCENES WITH THEM. UNTIL THEY BREAK UP BECAUSE THEY LOVE HER TOO.
AND IT TURNS OUT SHE’S STEBBINS’S LONG LOST SISTER AND THE MAJOR IS HER ILLEGITIMATE FATHER AND FUCK THAT EVEN THE SOLDIERS ARE IN LOVE WITH HER AND LET HER WIN
AND THEN SHE GETS AN AWFUL LOVE SCENE WITH MCVRIES CAUSE THEY’RE THE LAST TWO LEFT WHERE HER KISS BRINGS HIM BACK TO LIFE
YOU ALSO FORGOT TO MENTION THAT SHE’S HALF JAPANESE AND HAS PSYCHIC POWERS OR SOME SHIT.
I THINK SOME CAT EARS AND A TAIL ARE RELEVANT HERE
BECAUSE SHE’S ALSO PART DEMON AN-we are going waaaaaaay too far with this and I don’t know what its doing with my emotions
im going to cry im not even kidding we are ruining our new baby fandom
lolodofkaklsdjfklsdj holy crap you guys i’m sobbing from laughing over here XD
This is an old story I wrote back in 2008. The fact that there are actually people on tumblr who have read the Long Walk now makes me happy cause then there will actually be people who understand it, haha! XD
Peter was always my favorite walker so I really disliked the way Pris treated him sometimes (not that he was a super gentleman all the time and stuff lolol) but I couldn’t help this idea once it got in my head. I figured she had to have feelings for him somehow at some point…
Then this thing happened I DON’T EVEN KNOW.
>reading the regulators
>find names collie, ray, jan and gary
>why do i have so many feelings this is the wrong book
That was like in Bag of Bones when the name Ray Garraty (I think it was Ray) was mentioned and I freaked out for a few minutes before continuing my read. XD
HE HAS A HABIT OF DOING THAT.