To Be Alone With You
I’d swim across Lake Michigan
I’d sell my shoes
I’d give my body to be back again
you should really hi-res this, Tumblr hates landscapes.
2 hours- Oil on oil paper
I’m a Warrior.
I can’t break, not now. Not ever.
I must remain strong, emotionless.
I have become a lion hearted girl.
And you think dying takes less courage than living, but only just. Promises of oblivion, of peace, are nearly enough to sway you some nights. But you have too much blood on your hands to be granted any rest and maybe death is quieter, but maybe it isn’t and maybe you should just leave it to fate. You have a legion of ghosts that trails your every step and if dying means facing them, you’ll take your chances with the next sunrise. You have not grown tired of living. You have grown tired of fighting. They have been one in the same for so long that you no longer see the line that cut them in two. You know yourself to be a coward, but that word means nothing now. There is ‘alive’ and ‘dead’, with no room for ‘heroes’ or ‘bravery’ and no, not even ‘cowards’. Fighting comes as easy as breathing, now, even as you grow weary of it. Fighting is breathing, now. You would not live without it. And if dying takes little courage, if a coward could do it, you wonder, then what does fear of death and the dead make you?"
— cowards and heroes all died screaming
I JUST WANTED TO WRITE SOME LITTLE BLURBS AS AN EXERCISE WHAT HAPPENED
Anonymous asked: for the Confederacy, then settled somewhere in Wyoming. Joel stayed out of the Civil War, instead heading out West. He was on the wrong side of the law just as often as he assisted Marshals. The Fireflies are a splinter group of the disbanded Confederacy. No idea how Ellie would fit into this, yet. Just brainstorming here.
I. WHAT. HOW. I have no words. None.
Anonymous asked: Set in 1873, three years after the first transcontinental railroad was completed, Joel is a retired military man, having been drafted for the Cayuse War from 1847-1855. Tommy was left to watch after Sarah. She was shot and killed accidentally by a drunk soldier the day Joel got back from the war. Joel and Tommy had a row which ended in broken bones and the younger Miller striking off out West, away from the bustling frontier town of Independence, Missouri. He ended up fighting in the Civil War
ANOOON DON’T YOU DO THIS TO ME FRIEND. This sounds like the summary of an epic movie and I REALLY REALLY WANT IT. Crap.
Anonymous asked: PA, here. Dude. DUDE. OLD WEST AU.
NOOOO OH MY GOD WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME. I HAVE WORK TO DO. LEGITIMATE REAL LIFE STUFF. NOW I’M GONNA BE THINKING ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME. FUCKING HELL.