bellarke things i just sometimes like to think about are
bellamy’s completely lack of rationality when it comes to endangered clarke like
in 4x01, when bellamy comes charging through the crowd to confront echo about threatening clarke
like if kane wasn’t there to hold him back, what would bellamy have done? literally would he have just gone up to echo and punched her in the face? or try to shove her? or try to grab the sword or something?? even though echo has like 30 ice nation soldiers behind her??
what on earth was his plan for this 😂😂 he is impulsive by nature but as soon as clarke is in distress it’s like 1000x worse and he basically loses all sense??
i mean he’s lucky he got her back in one piece in this situation but like?? only because kane started talking echo down. and he’s still so triggered he’d go after echo anyways but then the ambassador butted in
and i mean here too in 3x02:
wtf was his course of action going to be when he would’ve had a billion ice nation scouts chasing after him had pike not stopped him? like he gets so stressed to the point he’s almost dysfunctional
he is literally losing his damn mind and so he comes up with another incredibly stupid idea and this time no one stops him
the boy literally dressed up as a member of a hostile army and then infiltrated through its ranks while it was on a war march to get to clarke i mean? stop and think for a second bell?? what’s your contingency plan if you get caught??
and so then he finds her but is so shook just by being in her presence again he doesn’t even check the room for her kidnapper?? excuse me?? bellamy ‘always be prepared’ blake?? bellamy ‘eyes sharp, they could be anywhere’ blake?? he doesn’t do the most basic action in a rescue mission bc clarke is right there in front of him?? i s2g i’m already so done with him
and so then obviously roan gets the jump on him and makes sure he injures him in a way that bellamy would not and SHOULD NOT be able to follow them but he’s so obsessed with clarke’s safety that even after sustaining a serious injury he goes after her anyways??
again, wth was his plan supposed to be if kane and monty hadn’t found him?? literally bleed out to death in the middle of the woods?? on one leg?? with no weapon?? where’s your sword or knife or gun dude??
and then not one but TWO people need to talk him down from this manic/obsessive compulsion to get to clarke, but not before he literally explodes and yells “I/WE CAN’T LOSE CLARKE!!!” like
it was time to go handle other business. We split up here, with some of going to the Costume Panel and others going for autographs, unfortunately the costume panel with Wendy Biscuit was cancelled with no notice and the autograph lines were horrendous so we wound up just charging our phones and chatting for a bit until the Delinquent Panel, which featured Eliza, Bob, Chris, Richard, Jarod, Chelsey and Katie (Lindsey was supposed to be on the panel, but she was still not at the even yet).
I was actually a bit late to the Delinquent Panel because I had my Bob photo op pictured here:
He’s a genuine sweetheart guys. Like, he remembered my name from the quick meeting we had at the panel in the morning, said he liked my hair, and asked if I’d eaten (he smells like mint-he was eating one-and super clean laundry, btw), before saying he had. When he asked how I wanted us to pose, I just asked for a hug and he said “Of course!!” He gave me a real hug first and then we did the side hug for the photo.
Then I joined the other gals in waiting for another Bob photo op, because Jen had two. After Gina, Sam and Jen took their individual ops, we all ran back for a group, which made Bob really smile, he was super surprised:
We finally made it to the Delinquent Panel and here’s the relevant info I gathered from there:
Everyone got their Custom Funko Pops, they were all super pleased (Sachin cat called from the audience because he didn’t get one).
They talked about their character’s ages, with Bob pointing out Bellamy isn’t really a Delinquent, Bob said Bellamy is about 24) so he must have had a birthday on the ground, same as Clarke.
This is Harper’s biggest Season thus far (which makes sense because she’s finally a series regular).
Clark says that the Jonty high five in the trailer is a good indicator of the promise for Jonty this Season.
Bob said Bellamy thinks Octavia is responsible for Monroe’s death (which I agree with.)
When asked why they sided with Pike, Monty said it was for his mother (which I’ve always thought, so good to have that confirmed!). Jarod (who was anti-Pike) said it was because Pike was a Brother (another black man) and that the others wouldn’t understand.) Someone reminded him he was anti-Pike, it was funny.
Jarod said he gets nervous working with Bob because he respects his ability as an actor so much.
Murphy had a lot of respect for Pike by the end of the Season, Richard loves Murphy’s relentlessness.
Clarke’s emotional side comes from Jake, while Abby is where she gets her diplomatic/political stuff from.
They all joked about being chipped or “chip-faced”.
Eliza said Monty is her all time favorite character on the show.
When asked which other show they’d like to be on: Eliza said Broad City, Bob said Black Mirror (everyone cheered), Chelsey said Homeland.
Richard said he thinks Murphy and Bellamy are back to some semblance of mistake and Bob made like…a “sure, Jan” noise.
Season 4 has a huge power imbalance, with no real Chancellor or Commander and so the power shift is tumultuous.
There will be a mutual respect between the Delinquents and the adults because they all have to collectively come together.
END DELINQUENT PANEL HIGHLIGHTS:
After the Panel was over, I had a few more photo ops scheduled, so I took care of those:
The Bad Boys op with Jarod, Bob and Richard. Sachin snorted when he heard their op was called “The Bad Boys”, lol:
I asked them to do a Charlie’s Angel pose, with me as Charlie, presenting my angels. Bob still looks too innocent (He can’t help it), but Richard’s face is perf!
I also squeezed in my Jarod Joseph photo op, I wanted to do the “Unfriendly Black Hotties” thing-Jarod, nailed it, me-unsure:
I missed the Camp Jaha Panel, because I was given a random free Meet and Greet with Luisa d’Oliveira.
Luisa is the sweetest, she started off by asking everyone where we were from (and remembered every place). She was so genuine guys. She doesn’t seem to realize that people actual like her outside of the Memori relationship.
@adancergirl did a thorough write up of this, so I’m linking that here:
Then I shot over to get my Photo Op with Lindsey “Actual Angel” Morgan done:
After that was done it was time for the Grounder/Mt. Weather Panel which featured Chris, Jarod, Chelsey, Tasya, Luisa and Jessica.
Chris was late and walked on to the stage looking like a hipster college student. (He wears a backpack everywhere guys and he always has his hood up, it’s adorbs).
Tasya confirmed that Echo is a royal guard for the Ice Nation and said there will be more Becho interaction this Season. Bellamy is the only Arkadian that Echo trusts (although we don’t know if that sentiment is returned-I expect to see some tension here!)
Jessica said it’s pretty obvious when you start watching Season 4 where Niylah’s allegiance lies. She’s super funny, btw.
Chris is so deadpan guys. Like, his humor is out of this world. I love it.
My favorite Chris quote was: “When Jarod’s hand was on my knee in episode 210, I’ve never felt warmer.”
He asked how many people shipped Minty by show of hands (and then Marper). It was about even and Chelsey raised her hand for both options.
Chris wanted a photo of the audience but he doesn’t have a smart phone (according to Jessica it’s a flip phone) and so he took out an Old School disposable camera that he’d just bought from London Drugs and took a picture of one side of the crowd, forgot to roll the film forward, so had to pause and do it, and then the other side. Jarod shook his head and laughed.
When asked which character they’d like to play other than their own everyone but Jarod said Bellamy. Jarod said Monty, because he’s like a cat-to which Chris replied “What?”
Marper was organic and not planned at all. They often didn’t have lines in Season 2, but were told to do things in the background, so Chris and Chelsey discussed what they would do in the situation if this was real (after Harper has her butt drilled) and Chris said “Well, we’re friends, so I’d try to make you feel better” and this is where the cup scene originates.
Chelsey said they kept improvising those little scenes in the background and eventually the writer’s must have picked up on it and actually made Marper canon.
Chris closed the panel with the following: He asked how many people had ever been in a breakup that was so bad that you thought you’d never love again, lots of people raised their hands, including all of the cast and then he said:
“Monty and Harper are at a position where they are super excited and super terrified because they are starting something new and they’re sharing so much with each other so when that person leaves you it can be soul destroying. Welcome to Unity Days.”
Everyone cracked up and that was the end of that panel.
END OF GROUNDER/MT. WEATHER PANEL SUMMARY
Then I ran up to get my final two autographs of the day, both from Bob. I gave him #Bactus and a handwritten card first, he smiled super big when I gave him Bactus and he and his manager both laughed when I explained it’s name, he said that was clever.
I asked him to sign my “Bellamy Blake Protection Squad Shirt” with @indygoh‘s art on it:
and the postcard I won in the Cancer Gets LOST silent auction. He loved the BBPS shirt and said, sometimes Bellamy needs some backup and he and his manager said that the postcard’s artwork was cute. While I was leaving, he said “Thanks for Bactus, April.”
And I died on the inside because he remembered my name from hours before.
After the Convention closed for the evening, everyone gathered in my room and we had an impromptu pizza party where we just in person meta’d (and I got teary about Lincoln-which was super embarrassing) and it was such a great night, because talking in person is always so much easier than online.
We hung out pretty late, until most of us were sleepy and then parted ways to get ready for Unity Days Part 3.