OKAY. I have gotten about nine thousand questions from people about Eliza’s tweet here:
and how it can be interpreted as shade.
I think a lot of the reason people are saying it wasn’t is due to her follow-up tweet here:
I totally see why there are people who wonder if Eliza’s original tweet is shade at all due to that last line: “Means we did our job.”
But remember back before the episode aired?
Jason was pushing fans to watch live, and I can’t find the tweet right now but there was another one where he said, “If you only watch one episode live, 3x07 is the one!” or something to that effect.
Eliza livetweeted with us the week before for the previous episode. Then this one, she and many of the cast mysteriously missed it. Then she says, “I’m SO sad I missed it!” Then there’s “The response has been amazing! You guys are so passionate!”
The response? You mean the overwhelmingly negative reaction to Lexa’s death, not just from Clexakru, but fromboth sides of the fandom?Now, I can’t say I’ve been as deeply involved in any other fandom but I have never seen a fandom explode like this following a character death before. (I suppose maybe Red Wedding compares but that’s GOT and GOT’s fanbase is on a whole other level.)
#The100 trended for a couple hours. Lexa trended for 15 hours following the episode with over 300k tweets. Lexa deserved better trended yesterday for 8 hours straight with over 100k tweets. The response Eliza is referring to? That response is “Jason, you fucked up.”
But, as Lindsey reminded us with her tweets… They have contracts. They have obligations. They’re not allowed to say or do certain things because these are their jobs on the line.
Which is why, to me, that follow-up tweet is not Eliza brushing off the reaction to Lexa’s death. It’s her saying, “Yes. I’m heartbroken. But this is my job.” Means we did our job. It was out of her hands. It was out of Kim’s hands. It was out of Layne’s. This was on Jason.
If that is not enough to convince you, remember during hiatus. Remember following the Clexa kiss. Remember how overwhelmingly proud Eliza was of Clexa. Remember how much she stanned Lexa’s character and the Clexa ship and ask yourself, do you really think the #1 Clexa stan was happy with the way things played out?
If even that doesn’t convince you… remember this post (x). Look at how the cast has reacted to this. Look at how much support they’ve thrown out. Look at Kim’s tumblr. Look at Layne’s.
At the end of the day, Jason is still Eliza’s boss. He is still their employer. But they are just as upset as we are.
Countdown to Black Canary: ↳ 2 Days to go » AU: While working in Central City on a case, Laurel visits Barry’s team in S.T.A.R. Labs and meets Dr Wells, who seems to know more about her future then he lets on.
Guys I just realized WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WHEN THERES AN ACTUAL REVEAL. LIKE WE ALL HAVE SO MANY GUESSES AND FANFICTIONS AT THIS POINT. AND LATER INTO THE SHOW, ONE OF THESE MAY COME TRUE AND THATS GOING TO BE FINAL.
centuries ago, four young gods were tasked with guarding the tree of life. unbeknownst to them, a force of evil was growing in secret, and it grew so powerful that it broke through their defenses and split the tree of life in half. as punishment, they were cast down among humankind and reborn in corporeal forms with no memories of each other or what they had once been.
upon witnessing a solar eclipse, their powers reawaken within them, and they find themselves curiously drawn towards each other. the evil approaches.
they must protect the seed of life.
kommissar - guardian of the skies (flight)
beca - guardian of the sun (flame)
aubrey - the first guardian of the light (electricity and light control)