I just realized that this is the first time bellamy is the one reaching out for clarke and not the other way around. Like all the times they’ve hugged before, she has been the one who hugs him first and puts her arms around his neck, now she just rests her arms shyly around his body. She is the one being caressed, she is the one being protected and bellamy is the one comforting her and letting her know how much he cares
When Alec went outside the institute and still couldn’t find Magnus he was so devasted. You can see him starting to panic really hard. Then fortunately Magnus came and Alec pulled him into his arms so hard. He was so relieved to see him alive and okay. He was panting so hard. It broke my heart. And then he started to talk about how he never was that scared. He said that he was terrified. And the way he said that “Magnus…” I remembered how casts told us that Matthew’s acting will broke our hearts and I thought that it will be in sad way. After Alec’s conversation with Aldertree, that “now I know that shadowhunters can’t be with downwolders” or something like that I started to get worried. Like I was SO worried that he is going to say to Magnus that they can’t be together, no matter what they feel, because he can’t take that non-stop fear. That he is so happy that he is alive and not hurt, but they have to stop their relationship. But then Alec said “I love you” and I don’t think I ever loved some character or scene more. The way Magnus had to take a moment to process that Alec really told him that. That he really felt the same way he did. Their kiss was full of emotions and it was beautiful. But that second hug, that is what killed me for good. They just had to feel each other, know that they are safe. Alec looked like he was about 3 seconds away from crying on Magnus shoulder.
This scene was one of the best I ever seen on TV, and I still don’ t understand how could be Matt and Harry so amazing and talented actors. They understand their characters so much and literally bring them their soul.
So I just spent the better part of the last hour torturing myself by watching clip after clip of Sansa Stark being treated horribly in Game of Thrones, starting with Joffrey showing her Ned’s head and ending with The-Scene-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named that happened on a certain wedding night in season 5. It was awful, but there’s a method to my madness, I swear. I wanted to get a sense of how Sansa’s troubles have changed her and made her perceive and interact with Jon differently from how she may have done had they been reunited after many years in which nothing bad in particular had happened to her.
Instead, I found myself focusing on the different ways the various men in Sansa’s life treat her, and I’m not just talking about the differences among rape, creepy groping, and sweet hugs and forehead kisses. I noticed right away how different Jon’s body language and tone of voice are from those of the other men. From Joffrey to Petyr to Ramsay, and even Tyrion to some extent, all of them step into her personal space and take charge, leaving her with little to no agency or choice. Joffrey bullies her and has her beaten; Petyr gropes her and verbally strong-arms her; Ramsay, even before he starts raping her, uses his torture and domination of Theon to show Sansa that he, and not she, is the one in charge; and Tyrion, while he treats Sansa very decently, guides her around within the perimeter of the gilded cage in which his family has imprisoned her. (Granted, she was very young at the time; had she been older, the dynamic between them may have been quite different.)
Jon, however, is the opposite. From the moment they meet at Castle Black, he (literally) steps back and lets her have the agency she’s determined to recover. He even lets her approach him when they first hug! And during both of their disagreements later in the episode, he argues with her from a distance; he doesn’t touch her or step up in her face, so to speak. She’s actually the one grabbing his hand at the breakfast table and insisting on taking action, rather than the other way around. And throughout their journey around the North, he respects her and her boundaries, especially her physical boundaries. Even when they argue, even when he raises his voice, even when he’s annoyed as heck with her, he never lifts a hand to her (not even to within a foot of her); he never grabs her arm; he never tries to force his own opinions on her “because I’m the man”; and he never pulls a Petyr by trying to gaslight or manipulate her. The one time, as many other Tumblrs have pointed out, when he initiates physical contact with her, it’s to give her a very gentle, non-threatening kiss on the forehead - i.e., positive physical contact, which she hasn’t had with another man since she lost her father. (Just to be clear, I’m talking about positive physical contact in general, not in a sexual context.) In short, he treats her with utter kindness, gentleness, and respect.
Which brings me to the last part of my theory. I haven’t seen all of Season 6 yet, but I’ve watched most or all of Sansa’s scenes in it, and I’ve observed that she acts markedly different with Jon from the way she acts with other men. She puts a mask on around them that she loses when she’s with Jon. With other men, she’s the shrewd strategist (i.e., council scene with Davos and Tormund), the brittle, wronged ward (i.e., the Mole Town scene with Petyr Baelish - and notice how she shows almost no emotion when she first rides to the battlefield near Winterfell with Baelish and his army in “Battle of the Bastards”), or the commanding Lady of Winterfell (i.e., the disastrous attempts to get Houses Mormont and Glover to aid House Stark). But with Jon, she loses the mask. She lets herself do what I did a very long time ago, when my parents and I had left a destructive cult and the therapist they had me see advised them to give me free rein to express the anger I’d been bottling up for years, so I could get it out of my system. Well, I let loose (verbally, not physically), and so does Sansa. She yells at Jon; she questions his judgment; she disagrees with and once or twice even ridicules his decisions - because she feels safe enough to do it. At some level, she understands that he won’t retaliate with violence or gaslighting or putting her back in her cage, as the other men would have done. She probably has faith as well in his willingness to forgive her for it because he’s done so once already, back at Castle Black when he told her there was “nothing to forgive.” Yes, she goes a bit overboard at times, but then so did I in my anger, and once I’d gotten it out of my system I began to stabilize again. And I think we see signs of Sansa’s stabilizing in “The Winds of Winter.” I don’t mean that she’s mentally unstable, just that she was suffering from the sort of emotional instability that could be expected of anybody who has gone through what she has. And, unlike many of those people, she has a gentle, kind, loving person waiting for her on the other side. When she apologizes to Jon (and it’s a true apology, not one such as the men before him have forced or manipulated out of her) and says he is a true Stark to her, I think she’s showing him true gratitude for sticking with her and being so incredibly kind to her. I think that she values the gentleness and freedom and safety she gets with him far more than she’d value being named Queen of the North, and that’s why I don’t think she’d betray Jon in a million years. It’s also why I think she’ll fall in love with him once they find out about his parentage and open herself up voluntarily to the vulnerability of sex and marriage. I don’t think anything short of what Jon offers could ever make her do that again.
Sorry, way too long ramble.
TL;DR Sansa has suffered unbelievable cruelty, manipulation, and other forms of mistreatment throughout Game of Thrones at the hands of men who take away her agency and violate her boundaries. Jon treats her with kindness and love and never infringes on her agency. She won’t betray him. She will eventually fall in love with and even voluntarily marry him.
i’m the biggest captain swan shipper there is, but I have to say, I’ve been having thoughts ever since season 3, thoughts about regina/emma, i’ve always considered them to be great friends, best friends even after all they’ve been through, but maybe it’s more ? idk, i think they were telling a queer story the whole time, like they’ve been doing with supergirl, nobody can ignore Supercat, or supercorp this 2nd season, swan queen is as valid as any other ship on the show, and i’m starting to get why the fans go towards that WE CAN’T IGNORE SWAN QUEEN AS WELL.
about 80% of people i follow to are saying clarke is staying on earth because this part in the finale preview:
and i agree. i think the hug between bellamy and clarke is a goodbye hug. joined with a “may we meet again” and it will be used in plenty of bellarke hug parallel gif sets until the hiatus ends.
BUT. what about canon bellarke? wellll.. if i’m being honest, we won’t see it until s5. my theory is that s5 is 5 years later. the space gang returns, and they set out to find clarke first, (duh. bellamy wouldn’t go straight back to polis, clarke is somewhere hiding) idk where she would be, tbh. but let’s say they find her. hugs, crying, etc. first bellarke hug in s5. then they’d probably start heading back to polis. on the way there, i’d like to think we’ll get a bellarke kiss?? or maybe love confession, who knows. but LISTEN. separating bellamy and clarke is hard to do. they almost always stick together. when they are torn apart, they always return to the safety of each other. their bond is special, both bob and eliza have recognized that. they’re soulmates. they feel at home when they know the other is safe. bellamy going over enemy lines to find clarke, and almost dying at roan’s hand. clarke shutting the bunker door, (risking her safety, kane’s safety and octavia’s - which by the way, i still don’t agree with. not any of it - and even her people’s safety) but not before getting bellamy in. 5 years is a lot. there is going to be major separation anxiety. both of them will be worried about the other. now mash love, the feeling of missing someone you care deeply for, and maybe even hopelessness together, and you’ve got a pretty strong emotional cocktail, which is called “one hell of a bellarke reunion.” i’m still banking on canon this season, but with only one episode left, i’m looking ahead.
I LOVE theories about this show, i love analyzing this show. come chat!
Fans of Yuri on Ice:
Oh no, Victor's going to leave him, he's just using Yuuri, Victor's dying! DO YOU SEE THIS PROOF? CONSPIRACY THEORIES EVERYWHERE,As you can see by this evidence in 20:30 minutes on episode 4, This scene is foreshadowing death, can you feel it? ANGSTANGSTANGSTANGSTANSGTANSGT
OH MY FRICKIN GOD DID YUURI JUST CONFESS I AM DEAD.
These gaming headcanons have got me thinking,,, imagine (lets say they're separate people for this okayokay) the traits becoming a really popular gaming channel and going to vidcon and meeting fans??? Like??? Anxiety getting the love he deserves??? Prince being so into taking selfies with the fans??? Logic listening to fans theories??? Morality hugging everybody so t i g h t??? Just,,, everybody being happy and having a good time