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Bellamy’s Season 5 Arc - Speculation

The 100 tends to follow a pattern with Bellamy and Clarke, and their so-called “dark arcs”. They almost seem to be on alternating schedules. For instance, Bellamy’s first dark arc was Season 1, where he was played off as the antagonist (until he got more fleshed out and started working WITH Clarke, versus against her). In Season 2 he was, for the most part, a hero. Then in Season 3 was his second downward spiral, and Season 4 we saw the return of him playing the hero.

Clarke was the opposite. Instead of Season 1, like with Bellamy, Clarke’s dark arc came in Season 2, with her becoming cold and shutting down her heart. Season 3 was her path out of the darkness, and in Season 4 we saw Clarke return to that dark place with her once more trying to justify her actions as “the only choice”. 

There’s a pattern. 

If it continues (and I think we should be prepared for it to), that would set us up for Bellamy having another dark arc in Season 5, although not in the same sense as previous seasons because he still remembers the lessons he learned then, and Clarke on the opposite schedule (like it’s been in the past). 

When we see Clarke after the six year time jump, she is full of light and hope. I have a feeling that when we see Bellamy again, it’s going to be the opposite.

Throughout Season 4, we saw Bellamy gradually starting to rely on his impulses less and start using his head more. The finale was the climax of his Season 4 arc, with all of the previous episodes leading up to the ultimate moment when he would have to close that door on Clarke, the girl he loves, in order to save his friends. 

He followed his head over his heart.

Bellamy and Clarke have often gone on parallel journeys, just in a different order. I have a feeling that Bellamy’s arc next season might not be all that different from Clarke’s in Season 2 in the sense that, after losing Clarke, he’s starting to shut down his heart and rely more on his head.

Clarke’s shift resulted from killing Finn. Bellamy’s will result from essentially “killing” Clarke by shutting that door on her. It was the right choice to make (otherwise everyone would have died) but also extremely traumatic.

I’ve seen many people being a little surprised at Bellamy’s reaction to Clarke’s “death” and how they were expecting him to cry more. If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense that Bellamy would try to shove those emotions down and bury them somewhere deep inside him as a coping mechanism if he believes that to honour Clarke’s memory, he has to be a more rational leader rather than an emotional one. 

The best thing to do as the leader of his people? Maybe. But the healthiest? Probably not.

Don’t misinterpret my message: it’s not that I believe Bellamy will be ALL head next season, and NO heart. I think he’s going to be a balance of both (which will make him an excellent leader) but I think that, much like Clarke in Season 2, he’s going to struggle to find his way out of the darkness as a result of some of the choices he makes leading in that way. 

We don’t know what happened in those six months yet, all we know from Jason is that it wasn’t easy for the group of seven up in space. I’m sure we’re going to see the effects of that, and the toll that it took on Bellamy as a leader (and I doubt it will be pretty).

As a somewhat related note, I wanted to talk about what this means in terms of Bellamy’s love life on the Ark, as that seems to be the topic of discussion on my dash at the moment (sans the Bellarke Extra-ness).

Everyone’s worried about Bellamy falling in love with someone else … but the finale is telling a different story. It’s telling the story of Bellamy shutting his heart down, ruling with his head (as I said before, however, I don’t think Bellamy will lead ONLY with his head - because that’s not who he is - but I believe it will be a large element of his character arc). We already saw him start to shut down his heart a bit at the end of 4x13, in the scene where he stares down at the burning Earth.

Yes, I’m sure Bellamy has grieved and “moved on” in six years. But I also think that after what has happened to him, after losing Gina, after losing Clarke - the only two girls he’s ever opened his heart to - he’s not going to be eager to jump into any relationships. Not any serious ones. 

So I’m not expecting any sort of intimate relationship between Bellamy and anyone else on the Ring that involves anything beyond sex. 

If the pattern I mentioned continues, Season 5 could very likely bring us another dark arc for Bellamy (different than previous seasons), and that would involve him closing his heart to any true romance.

(I wonder what might be a natural progression of that arc that would resolve Bellamy shutting off his heart? Hmmm … I might be able to think of one solution. ;))

Anyway, this is a super rough meta that I put together in about fifteen minutes so feel free to add. Tagging @bellamybb 

From A Muslim’s P.O.V

It’s Ramadan, and I see that clip titled appropriately from first glance, and I’m expecting some hilarious and relatable comments about how hungry everyone is and how they can’t wait to break their fast.

Instead, I’m greeted with boys who we usually never hear from chatting about their rewards of 72 virgins and talking about ‘00 girls. Because, hey, that’s what Muslim guys are like, right? That’s what people do in Ramadan, right? We swear and talk sexually about woman like their sexual objects, that’s what it means to be a Muslim, especially during Ramadan, isn’t it?

I was so excited for this season. It is so satisfying, so incredibly emotional to see yourself represented as even a minor character in any type of work. But to have an entire season dedicated to your center of representation?

That’s a literal dream. 

So now when I’m being shown this crappy excuse for “representation”, I honestly have no words.

Muslim girls are constantly living in contrast and comparison. There’s this constant comparison between us and western beauty standards with skinny white girls. To have this addressed is important, obviously, but then to have no “voice of reason” in the show to say otherwise and instead go to seemingly prove to us that skinny white girls are favored even by MoC is like a punch in the face.

A beautiful alternative could have been Yousef as Sana’s love interest. Instead Yousef went for the skinny white girl when it came to Sana vs. Noora in the end as well. The very fact that there are people who are defending him is absolutely disgusting. He gave Sana hints, he pursued her clearly and he knew that she knew exactly what he was doing. In the end, without even trying to go for confirmation or to talk about this thing that was going on between them, he went to kiss Noora instead at a party he knew Sana was attending.

It’s near the end of the season, near the end of the series, and yet we’ve got nothing to give Sana closure even coming into consideration yet. We see her suffer, see her insulted and bullied and hurt and compared, over and over and over again to that same skinny white girl, and by the end of one of the last goddamn episodes, we see a hint of villanization for her character.

Though I like Noora, I’ve found a certain bitterness towards her character due to the fact that she’s been basically in the spotlight for every single season. She’s supposed to represent a feminist, a wise and intellectual woman, but instead she’s being used as an object of beauty and a comparison reference point to a muslim woman of color.

It would be much appreciated that this season be risen from the ditch it’s fallen into through Sana accepting her religion and finding peace in that, though even then the glaring reminders will be prominent in every day life from what Julie has written thus far.

Crying for Park Woojin

According to fansites and spoilers,it appears that Park Woojin has shingles… he was wearing an eyepatch, at the concerted, looked bloated in the face, and someone who went to get an x-ray claims to have seen Woojin at the doctor’s.

I blame it all on P101′s horrible system that builds up trainees’ skills while breaking them physically and mentally. The stress probably weakened his immune system and resulted in his getting the infection. Woojin has dreamed of becoming an idol since he was a little kid, as apparent in his childhood TV appearance as kid-T.O.P. and all his pre-P101 videos and photos of him dancing. He loves performing so much that even though he is exhausted and sick and in pain, he said that for those who support him, he will “clench his teeth” and stand on stage and show a better side of him. His determination and spirit is incredible, it brings me to tears.

It’s so unfortunate how this is happening when he’s so close to finishing this long race called Produce 101 Season 2. His fans are asking fans of other trainees to use one of their two votes for him is they can afford. All the comments on his official profile are so supportive, concerned, and loving. He should put his health as his top priority, but I don’t want to count him out of the game yet because clearly this guy does not consider himself so. I support him 100% of the way, and I hope he gets rest and treatment and get well as quickly as possible so he can stand on the stage again and blow us all away with his talents.

Produce 101 Scandals

I’m so sick of seeing the trainees being bashed for simple mistakes. Some trainees didn’t even do anything wrong but still get bashed because some people hate on everything unless their fave is doing well and even then they still do it.

Scandals started even before the first episode aired, Maroo Entertainment’s Han Jongyeon got shit on for his past actions. I honestly didn’t have a problem with him leaving the competition because he deserved consequences for what he did, but what we forget sometimes is that it’s not our place to judge or say anything on the matter. Whether he did something or not we don’t know the full story so why stick your nose in a place where it doesn’t belong. I’m not saying you can’t have an opinion but don’t “take matters I to your own hands” and hate on a trainee when all the information you know came out of an allkpop article. It is not your business, you aren’t involved in anyway, so why are you over there making a fool out of yourself by cussing out a trainee that might never see your comments.

Kang Daniel got shit on for his actions, I understand that he did make a terrible decision and should have thought it through but it’s a simple mistake. He apologized and got dealt with by the Produce 101 staff so why do you think that your two cents are needed? The kid gets hated on and will continue to get hated on regardless of what he chooses to do because of a simple mistake. Get off your high horse, realize that you too have made mistakes and leave him alone. What do you get out of hating on a 22 year old that is just trying to make his dreams come true? at the end of the day he’s doing something with his life and you’re sitting at home using foul language because you lack the intelligence to voice your opinion in a civilized manner.

Lee Daehwi, better known as “the kid that did absolutely nothing to you”. What did he do exactly? “He’s arrogant” acknowledging your skills and having your best be enough to be one of the best is arrogance? He got hated on for being the center because apparently you can be an absolute mess on stage and be worshipped as long as you’re handsome. Beauty is subjective so I’m not going to fight you on your opinion, even if I’m my eyes Daehwi has a cute lil face that is idol worthy, but you know to each their own. The hate that he gets got so bad that he felt that he couldn’t be disappointed for being ranked lower than he had hoped for, it got so bad that he didn’t volunteer to be center for playing with fire, it got so bad that he felt that he had to say “I know I’m ugly but please vote for me” during his “it’s meringue time” video. Daehwi is beyond talented, I do believe that he is a force to be reckoned with and so do you because if you didn’t you wouldn’t bash him to make your faves look better.

Im Youngmin has to be the most heartbreaking for me. How would you feel if you got hated on because you were with someone you love? I don’t expect you to think about that why would you? You’ve proven that you’re about as selfish and petty as it can get, so why would you put yourself in somebody else’s place? All of those comments scolding him for dating someone are completely unnecessary, frustrating, and well stupid. It’s not his or his girlfriend’s fault that you feel entitled to a 22 year old just because he’s on the path of becoming a public figure. Princess he’s not yours to do with as you please, he’s not here to do as you say, he’s human and him and every idol out there should be treated as such. Idols, soon to be idols, and/or trainees do not give up their humanity when they decide on this lifestyle. YOU DO NOT GET TO TELL THEM WHAT TO DO. YOU DO NOT GET TO DESTROY THEIR FRIENDSHIPS OR RELATIONSHIPS BECAUSE YOU ARE DELUSIONAL. But you do, you do it anyways, you hurt the people you say you love because you are a spoiled brat that can’t handle not getting what they want. I hope Youngmin and his girlfriend get through this and live happily ever after just to spite you all. I hope that they shove their relationship down your throat so we can see you foaming at the mouth in the corner, but that’s the thing. You see you don’t really care, it’s all temporary. One day you love this celebrity and say that you’ll be in love forever and the next you find somebody new to obsess over (god help them). For you it’s temporary, for them it’s there forever, that situation is a part of their life. Maybe you ruined a relationship that meant the world to them, maybe you ruined their chances of being successful, maybe you damaged their mental health. You’re not paying for your actions, they are, but you don’t care. If your fave isn’t in love with you then he can’t be in love with anybody? Please rethink your psychotic mentality and stop being a waste of oxygen for the rest of us.

I’m so sick and tired of trainees/idols being bashed for nothing. They deserve to be happy just like you and me. You say you love them, how about you stop saying it and start showing it?

I HAVE THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FACT THAT BELLAMY’S GUARD JACKET MOST LIKELY DID NOT MAKE IT TO SPACE

Okay okay okay so I have been waiting for this moment FOREVER ! 

I HATED that jacket. Seriously. Despised it.

It’s highly symbolic, in the same way that Clarke’s Season 3 costume was highly symbolic. That guard jacket? It makes Bellamy a follower. Even though he isn’t, and we know he isn’t, a guard is a soldier, and a soldier follows orders. We saw how following orders went for Bellamy in Season 3 and it wasn’t nice.

But Bellamy’s character arc this season was all a lead-up to him eventually leaving Clarke behind on Earth and becoming a leader in his own right, on the Ark 2.0. HOWEVER, in order to become that fully rounded leader, first he had to learn how to rely less on his heart, and 413 showed us the progression and “completion” (let’s be honest, a character’s arc is never actually complete but moving on) of that development.

It is NO coincidence that we see Bellamy holding the bottle that Jaha - the Chancellor of the Ark - left behind in space. It is called “The Baton”. Symbolically, the baton of leadership has been passed from Jaha on to Bellamy (at least in space).

And you know what major piece of Bellamy’s costume the past two seasons was missing?

Exactly. That fucking horrible guard jacket.

I doubt they would have brought that in the rocket. It makes sense that Bellamy would have left the symbol of him as a follower behind on Earth … for it to burn. 

Bellamy has ascended the role of being just a soldier, and officially moved on as the leader (even if it’s technically unofficial, yet accepted fact among the space squad) of a new caste - not Sky People, not Grounders, but his TRUE people: the remainder of the delinquents, and the outcasts.

So now that it’s Ramadan, Mamma Bakkoush might actually make chebakia.

And I was thinking it would be so interesting if Sana asks her mom to give her some to take to school one day and when her mom asks her “why?”

She’d just say: “I want to take some for a friend.”

And then she’ll take it to Even and give it to him, and then they’ll finally talk. 

And it would be perfect.

confectionarygarbage  asked:

So, hi! I just found your blog due to my extensive, obsessive searches on Zane, and I wanted to say I really love your art! I was wondering what au's you most like (for Ninjago)?

Thank you! All Ninjago AUs are great AUs! But I’d have to say my favorite is the Wild West AU. I’m not sure who started it, but I guess I can build off of it.

YOO HOESEUNG DESERVED BETTER

This is Yoo Hoeseung.

But you might know him better as the boy who had his pants pulled too high

Originally posted by broduce-101

He’s one of the BEST vocalists on this show. He was main vocal for Be Mine and Showtime with Woodam before he was eliminated and his voice officially snatched my heart. 

listen to his note at 2:03 !!!

and 2:01!!

and 0:20!!!!!!!!

BUT FUCK MNET FOR PUTTING VISUALS BEFORE TALENT. THE ONLY TIME YOU EVEN GAVE THIS BOY SCREENTIME WAS WHEN HIS PANTS WERE PULLED TOO HIGH AND BEFORE HE WAS ELIMINATED. HE’S OVERFLOWING WITH TALENT AND ITS LIKE NO ONE CARES. HECK, THE TRAINERS PRAISED HIM MORE THAN WOODAM. NOW THE FINAL BOY GROUP IS GOING TO SUFFER BECAUSE THE CURRENT LINEUP ONLY HAS LIKE 4 TRAINEES THAT CAN ACTUALLY HOLD A NOTE, AND A BUNCH OF VISUALS THAT, AS MUCH AS I ADORE, CANNOT SING WITHOUT SOUNDING LIKE DYING PIGEONS. 

AND IM SO MAD AT MYSELF BECAUSE I ONLY PAID ATTENTION TO THOSE THAT MNET WANTED TO FOCUS ON AND IGNORED SO MANY OTHER TALENTED INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE TOO GOOD FOR THIS BULLSHIT SHOW. IM MAD THAT I ONLY STOPPED TO WONDER WHO HE WAS WHEN I HEARD HIM SINGING SHOWTIME.

The thing I’m upset about is that there’s literally no one talking about him. This show just lost an amazing vocal that the final group needed and no one seems to care. I see dozens of posts saying “Justice for ____” but I have yet to see one for Hoeseung.

 I know it’s pointless now to say this, because no amount of my bitterness will bring him back on the show, but the least that can be done is giving Yoo Hoeseung some recognition for his talent. His journey on Produce 101 may have ended, but I know I’ll support him when he finally debuts, and I hope other people will too. Please, STOP SLEEPING ON TALENT. Don’t just root for who you want as your boyfriend, root for someone that actually has the talent and deserves to be on the final 11. 

People lets remember that at this point of the season we are supposed to hate everything and everyone. This has happened in every season. At least I didn’t watch the previous seasons in real time (and i feel like this is the case for many others as well) meaning that it didn’t feel like the main was miserable for this long, but they were. Skam is a tv show, meaning that things need to be shitty in order for them to get better. We are going through the darkest episodes right now, but lets remember that things are meant to be like this. But that it will get better.

WHY IS YOUSEF FLIRTING WITH SANA AND PLAYING WITH HER FEELINGS IF HE’S DATING NOORA?!!??!?! 

and noora i love you babe but leave YOUSEF ALONE  

ALL WE WANT IS FOR SARA TO BE EXPOSED, FOR SANA TO TELL VILDE WHAT A SHIT AND TWO FACE PERSON SHE IS….. AND FOR SANA AND YOUSEF TO ACTUALLY TALK AND RESOLVE THEIR ISSUES SO WE CAN HAVE A HAPPY YOUSANA!

BUT WHAT DOES JULIE GIVE US INSTEAD…..AN EVEN MORE HURT AND UPSET SANA!!

Guys I canNOT wait for the bellarke reunion in Season 5 it’s gonna be so good because first their expressions are gonna be priceless I mean I can’t even physically fathom what Bellamy’s face will look like and then they’re gonna be standing yards apart just staring at each other for a full minute just soaking in the fact that the other is there and this is not a dream this is really happening before they break into a sprint towards each other while the “I See You” track starts playing and their hug is gonna be like their first one back in season 2 but this time they boTH CRASH INTO EACH OTHER AND THEY’RE GONNA BE CRYING AND LAUGHING AND CLINGING ONTO THE OTHER SO TIGHT AND THEY CAN’T EVEN FORMULATE THOSE WORDS LEFT UNSPOKEN SO LONG AGO THEY’RE JUST SO HAPPY ALL THEY CAN DO IS LAUGH AND CRY AND GRIP TIGHTER OMG IT’S GONNA BE AMAZING

K so I was going to save this for angst wars but yknow what let’s dump this everywhere right now

so we’re all assuming Grif’s coming back. From a Watsonian narrative standpoint it makes sense to have him come back, from a Doylist standpoint he’s an iconic character and I don’t think they could really get rid of him.

But what if he just

didn’t

What if the troopers get into trouble, and get out of it again, and go through another Big Damn Adventure and make it all the way through and it turns out they don’t need Grif. They’re fine without him. They work

and then they eventually come back with the day saved to an empty moon.

Kai’s the one who sends them a message to let them know he went back to earth. Sarge grumbles about “good riddance” and polishes his shotgun a lot and no one can find Simmons for a few days

Donut eventually goes to visit

and he has to go alone.

He gets there and he knocks on the door and Grif answers it and just says “oh. it’s you.”

not angry

not upset

not excited

completely neutral.

“oh.

“do you need something?”

“I just wanted to come say hi!”

“well. Hi.”

and they stand there awkwardly for a minute or so

until grif just shuts the door and donut leaves

and grif is never spoken of again

that’s it.