lotr parallels

anonymous asked:

Octavia is a badass and all but that scene was 100% copied from lord of the rings down to the way she sat on the horse. Pretty lame coming from a show we all love!

My dude my guy my buddy my pal.

My lovely my honey my bunny rabbit my doll.

Baby child. 

It’s called an ALLUSION. It’s an HOMAGE. This show has been doing it since the pilot where they crossed Battlestar Galactica with Lord of the Flies.

It’s awesome and FUN to see them taking old science fiction and fantasy and mythology and religion and classic literature and fairytales and sliding those stories into this one. 

It’s not a BAD thing to bring classic or cult stories into the new story. Its the way they do it that is interesting. So the grounders are all getting fantasy story comparisons, and the sky people get science fiction comparisons, Clarke and Bellamy get mythology and classic hero comparisons, the delinquents get adventure comparisons. Bellarke get romance and fairy tale comparisons.  Lxa got shakespeare comparisons. The apocalypse gets biblical comparisons. Did you somehow avoid that shot by shot comparison of Bellamy and Clarke in 3.02 to Tangled?

Lighten up, my little potato dumpling. What you are calling out as a criticism is actually an awesome thing. Have some fun.

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                                     I couldn’t get the boy to kill me,

                              but I wore his jacket for the longest time.

Calum: [Holding a weak looking Michael on the floor of his “man cave”] Do you remember the Outdoors, Michael? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?
Michael: No, Calum. I can’t recall the taste of food… nor the sound of water… nor the touch of grass. I’m… naked in the dark, with nothing….