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.
does michael prefer skateboards or pennyboards or longboards v important question
skateboards bc they fit his aesthetic more but he’s also a fan of longboards bc his older brother had one and gave it to him before he went to college. he thinks pennyboards are p rad but isn’t particularly invested in them
“Dear younger me, If I knew then what I know now Condemnation would’ve had no power My joy my pain would’ve never been my worth If I knew then what I know now Would’ve not been hard to figure out What I would’ve changed if I had heard…
Dear younger me It’s not your fault.
You are holy You are righteous You are one of the redeemed Set apart a brand new heart You are free indeed
Every mountain every valley Thru each heartache you will see Every moment brings you closer To who you were meant to be!”
How wonderful it is to discover that you are loved! When you thought
you were alone, to find that you are wanted! To know that all along
there were those who believed you were great!
It was only a couple stops
in on his renewed tour that Steve (with Pepper’s know-how) switched tactics (a
little) and shifted to promote wellness activities for the elderly instead of
just ways to help them vote and access local civic services.
The man he’d met (Arthur,
he’d learned) that was in the very first photo that went viral had said
something that had stuck with Steve – the seniors had to find a way to get to
the services they needed, rather than the other way around, or even meeting halfway.
He’d been doing some
research between tour locations and a number of places around the world had
started to combine senior housing with student housing or senior centers with
preschools. Steve loved the idea and was
determined to raise enough funding and public interest to get several similarly
structured locations off the ground in New York.
With every then-and-now
photo that was published and every visit he made covered by some sort of media,
he inched closer to his goal and in his spare time he arranged calls or (when
possible) meetings with city planners and developers and educational
administrators and care providers.
It was little more than a year
later when a preschool-senior center opened up in Queens. Steve was there for the grand opening, and to
watch Arthur and a little girl with pigtails do a puzzle together.
This might be nothing but what is up with Jon remembering Sansa singing ‘you know nothing’ while brushing out Lady’s fur then Ygritte always saying ‘you know nothing’, Jon Snow’??? Is it a coincidence Jon meets a redhead that says that to him?