Can we all take just a moment to appriciate how brave Sasha is?!
Not only because she stood up for the safety of a stranger and took on a titan without any proper weapons but because she was terrified when doing it.
Sashas voice actor seriously deserves all the applause she can get.Everything from her erratic breathing to the tremble of her voice really showed that Sasha was incredibly scared throught the whole situation.
Just finished watching Sense8 season 2 and it was the best one so far. Some of my favorite high lights:
Will and Riley tricking Whispers that they are in Iceland cause god i love a really good twist and when the main characters get the upper hand
All the Kala and Wolfgang. Just all of it. Especially Kala not liking Lila out of jealousy.
Kalas outfit. I want them
Kala. She is amazing and an angel and she deserves everything she wants
Sun meeting her old bae Mun. Everyone is in love with him
Nomis father recognizing her as his daughter
Nomi being badass
Depressed Lito in his Onesie just… hanging around the other Sense8 eating popcorn and ice cream
Lito being at the Pride festival
Lito defending Dani, which was a great parallel to how he failed to do so last time.
Wolfgangs smile when he showed up to help Lito defend Dani
But the two major things I loved with this season more than anything and why it was so much better than last season:
All the sensates interacting in group rather than one-on-one (Kala and Wolfgang, Riley and Will, Lito and Sun only showing up when they need their skills but rarely interacting with the others etc.) I loved every group scene and I loved seeing sensates talking that haven’t had much time together, everything from Kala and Riley having girl talk to Lito sacrificing his audition to help Sun with bartending. And not to forget the inclusion of non-sensates like Neets seeing Riley for the first time, Riley meeting Diego, Bugs being included on the secret and being a fan of Lito’s movies.
It’s not just a show, it’s a philosophical reflexion on our world, it goes deeper than any other and it doesn’t shy away from what the world actually looks like, who people actually are, with all their differences. It transcends the ideas of individuals and collectivities, both are important in a more horizontal society.
So, I just finished watching “Anne with an E” on Netflix. I need season 2. I need season 2 NOW please! I am emotionally invested, and if Netflix doesn’t finish what it started, I will be thoroughly upset!
This was so well done! 👌🏾👌🏾
All right, fam, here’s the very delayed seventh song of my hiatus Bellarke playlist. It’s an oldie but a goodie.
If you’re reading this and wondering wtf this is and where, exactly, are the first six songs, click here. Otherwise, keep scrolling or keep reading: up to you.
“Little Do You Know” by Alex & Sierra
I actually first downloaded this song onto my phone a little under two years ago, after I had just finished bingeing Season 1 and 2 and watched a bloody amazing Bellarke fanvideo featuring this song. I couldn’t believe how fitting it was for the couple and I think, while it is particularly revelant for Clarke’s “love is weakness” phase and Bellamy’s angsty phase in Seasons 2 and 3, a lot of it still holds for where their relationship is at currently.
Please remember that I am applying a modern-day song to a post-apocalyptic couple, so the meaning of certain lyrics get applied under different contexts (which means that the way the lyrics are reminiscent of Bellarke might be different than their original intention).
The song is a duet, starting with the girl singing (who is kind of like Clarke) and then the man has his own solo (which is reminiscent of Bellamy). I’ll try to make a point of indicating who is singing what.
Little do you know How I’m breaking while you fall asleep Little do you know I’m still haunted by the memories Little do you know I’m tryna pick myself up piece by piece
This is Sierra, the female singer. When I had just finished Season 2, this felt ridiculously applicable to Clarke and her emotional journey. She is plagued by guilt (”haunted by the memories”), so much that she decides to run away at the end of the season. The second line works for the entire series because Clarke’s entire journey has been about her breaking apart and picking herself up again (”I’m tryna pick myself up piece by piece”). And, of course, Clarke tried to heal herself by running away and even admits that it didn’t work, discovering that the only way to truly heal herself is not through isolation but, rather, connection - to her people, her family, the people she loves.
Also, the image of her breaking while her lover “fall[s] asleep” is extremely … vivid. Because we saw that exact scene in 4x03, in which Clarke breaks down while Bellamy is asleep on the couch. Because she’s still haunted by the choices she made that led her to this place, and she’s trying to pick up the pieces but it’s so hard when the fight for survival never seems to end.
Little do you know I need a little more time
The timing with Bellarke has never been right, and that’s the tragedy of it all. In Season 2, Clarke was grieving Finn, taking on the mantra “love is weakness” and pushed Bellamy away. She wasn’t ready for anything new, she needed a little more time to heal. It’s why she pushed L.exa away. And then Tondc and Mount Weather and the Grounders’ betrayal made it impossible for her to heal, not for awhile, so she ran away instead. This was supposed to give her the time she needed. All it did was isolate her from her friends and fuck her up even more.
Season 3 was still Clarke needing time to break away from that “love is weakness” phase and allowing herself to accept that love was strength instead, and we saw her rebuilding her relationships with Bellamy and the others in 3B and Season 4. But by that time the world was ending and there literally was no time to start a relationship (and she was grieving L.exa still). Then, when the timing is almost right … boom. Praimfaya comes and turns back the clock (or … rather, pushes it forward six years).
She needed more time … she got it. That time jump gave Clarke all the time she needed to deal with that baggage from previous seasons. And now, after she’s figured out where she fits in with Bellamy again, NOW the timing will finally be right.
Underneath it all I’m held captive by the hole inside
This is what I think of in relation to the “love is weakness” ideology of Season 2/3. The hole is where her heart should have been - is - but she’s trying to ignore.
I’ll wait, I’ll wait I love you like you’ve never felt the pain, I’ll wait I promise you don’t have to be afraid, I’ll wait The love is here and here to stay So lay your head on me
This is Alex, the male singer, singing now. I love it because in Season 2 Bellamy was so … I don’t know. Patient with Clarke? Like, he never held anything she did against her, never blamed her when she did anything questionable, didn’t get angry when she hurt him (”I was being weak” anyone?) and instead he stuck by her side and supported her and offered her forgiveness when all anyone seemed to offer her was more guilt. He was there through it all, her constant, her dependable source of stability and just … love. He loved her through it all, even through his anger at her in 3x05.
And he never tried to push her into a relationship either, I might add. He never made a move, so the “I’ll wait” line ties in nicely. Bellamy will always be there for Clarke, even at the end of the world (HA).
and then she literally lays her head on him in 4x03 just saying
Little do you know I know you’re hurting while I’m sound asleep
Bellamy knows that Clarke is in pain. He knows her. And even when he isn’t there (”sound asleep”) he knows what she’s gone through and who she is, as demonstrated by him offering her forgiveness and support in 2x16 despite being separated from her through most of 2B.
And, of course, we always make fun of Bellamy waking up when Clarke starts to cry in 4x03, because if Clarke’s upset OF COURSE Bellamy is there. But I think it’s a nice visual representation of this line. Even when he isn’t technically present, he’s in tune with Clarke and her emotional state. He just knows her that well.
Little do you know All my mistakes are slowly drowning me Little do you know I’m trying to make it better piece by piece
I don’t know if much more really needs to be said about these lines because we all already are well aware of how much Bellamy beats himself up over his mistakes. And the regret threatens to suffocate him but he continues to fight on and try to make up for his mistakes (even knowing that maybe, just maybe, it will never be enough for him to truly forgive himself). He always tries to be a better man than he was yesterday.
Just your friendly reminder that Bellamy and Clarke are parallel tortured souls.
Little do you know I, I love you ‘til the sun dies
[Alex & Sierra:] Oh wait, just wait I love you like I’ve never felt the pain, Just wait I love you like I’ve never been afraid, Just wait Our love is here and here to stay So lay your head on me
Okay, fuck. Just fuck. I love this song even more after watching Praimfaya because this part is so on point. I can’t get the image of Clarke waiting for Bellamy (like in the lyrics) for six fucking years, just to love him like she’s “never felt the pain”, after she’s healed, and as though she’s never been afraid of what love being weakness. She’ll love with a full heart and six years of missing him, now knowing that she never wants to ever let him go again.
“Our love is here and here to stay”. Oh god. Even after six years it has survived. This is why this song is perfect for them.
I’ll wait (I’ll wait), I’ll wait (I’ll wait) I love you like you’ve never felt the pain, I’ll wait (I’ll wait) I promise you/I don’t have to be afraid, I’ll wait The love is here and here to stay So lay your head on me Lay your head on me So lay your head on me
[Alex:] 'Cause little do you know I, I love you 'til the sun dies
Tsukkiyama: Yamaguchi plans it out. Wants it to be absolutely perfect. When they win a match he thinks ‘this is it’ because Tsukki looks so happy and he’s glancing over and smiling at Yamaguchi. But he chickens out at the last moment. Then it’s New Years and they’re standing side by side in his front yard and Tsukki glances over at him and smiles and Yamaguchi thinks ‘this is definitely it’ but then his mom is calling them inside and the moment passes. But one night they’re in his room and it’s dark and they’re lying on his bed together, watching something on his laptop. He glances over and Tsukki is already looking at him and Yamaguchi just does it. Leans over and kisses him. And it’s perfect.
Bokuaka: Bokuto is in one of his slumps one day during practice. He’s distracted and grouchy and Akaashi has just about had it. He’s watching him wobble around on the side lines, sighing and moaning about his life. Finally, he marches over and tilts his chin up with one finger and kisses him, hard. Bokuto freezes and there’s yelling and cat calling from the others but Akaashi just keeps their lips pressed together until finally Bokuto kisses back and wraps his arms around him and lifts him up. He refuses to put him down for the rest of practice because ‘You’re mine now Akaashi!’
Levyaku: Yaku trips over Lev’s water bottle during practice and hurts his ankle. Lev then insists on carrying him around on his back for the rest of the day. When he’s carrying him home Yaku just grumbles that he’s perfectly capable and can walk ‘thank you very much. But Lev just laughs, loud and bright, and keeps walking. When they get to his front door, Lev bends down to let him slide off gently. Before he can say anything Yaku tugs him down by the front of his shirt and kisses him. Lev is speechless and Yaku just turns around and walks into the house without another word, his cheeks bright red.
Well I just finished watching Class and I’ve decided all I want for Season 2 is Ram to have a nice day. Like he wakes up and finds he still has a few minutes to sleep, he gets an A on that test he studied hard for, they have his favorite at lunch and nobody threatens anyone he loves.
Just finished watching season 2 of Supergirl and I don’t think I’ve ever cried that hard about a TV show. I wanted to ship Supercorp so badly but fell in love with Kara and Mon El as a couple even though I always felt that they would end up torn apart. Maybe by s3 I’ll be able to ship Supercorp but right now my Karamel wounds are way too fresh. Kara and Mon El were just so happy together and now she’s so sad. I never wanna see my baby Kara sad again.