In the Flesh Appreciation Week (Day 1: Favorite undead character)
"Where did you want to be buried?"
"I wanted to be cremated."
"That… didn’t happen, obviously."
"Yeah, no shit."
Kieren Walker, my very favorite undead character on In the Flesh.
Kieren, and specifically his interaction with Amy, is what sold this show to me. I had seen a couple of gifs, a couple of pics, and then I saw a clip of the scene above (screencap from x), and Kieren’s “no shit” won my heart in a completely irreversible way.
Kieren continues to be this amazing, beautiful creature. He stands his ground without violence, he holds people - including and most especially himself - responsible for their actions. He strives every single day to make the world around himself better. He is an artist, and a son, and a big brother, and a sarcastic little shit. He has loved and lost and he has not stopped that from letting him love again now that he has been given a second chance.
Kieren struggles with so many things, day in and day out. The way he is treated would probably break most people, and he does break in some ways, but he is so, so strong in others. He has been through some terrible things and there was a time when he gave up, and he has seen that that isn’t the way out, dying isn’t a solution, and he wants to do better this time. He wants to make it count.
I just fucking love this kid, and I want to protect him for all times from everything. I cannot wait for them to get renewed for a third season, so we can see Kieren and all his new adventures and growth.