self mounted

Bellamy's character growth

I really, really liked that episode 2x11 showed a full emotional range for Bellamy as a character. 

We saw him brutal and primitive with blood in his mouth and his hands killing another person (the most starkly violent his character has been so far on the show). Then, a moment later, he softly asked Maya about *her* safety. He reached out to comfort her with the same hands that just killed a man.  Not 20 minutes after that, we saw him talking guiltily to a child, recognizing the ethical dilemma of his mission, and campaigning for a merciful invasion.  He made a connection to both his fellow prisoners and to the circumstances of his captors.

That’s quite a spectrum to fit into one character in one episode: the epitome of violence and compassion. I think fandom was a bit too ready to soften Bellamy in recent episodes, but I like that he’s walking the line now. He has learned to make the right choices (and he’s always protected children) yet he is still capable of intense, calculated aggression.

I also quite liked that his fight with Lovejoy does for his character what Clarke’s own kidnapping in season 1 did for her. When they needed to, both Clarke and Bellamy made the cold, rational decision to kill their enemy on the spot. They lured the enemy in with false weakness, pounced, and carried out the kill. Clarke’s murder was more elegant, but the methodology was exactly the same.

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1 February 2016 in the only remaining artillery units of the Swedish army - stationed in Boden in Northern Sweden the 9th artillery regiment (Artilleriregementet A 9) - the ceremony of commissioning into the combat regiment of the first four serial batteries of 155mm/52 self-propelled howitzer Archer mounted on a wheeled chassis.

Dave slowly realizing how much Dirk actually genuinely hates himself and remembering how long it took to get Karkat to stop with the exact same shit and heaving this fond yet frustrated sigh like well here we go again someone give me a goddamn pickaxe so I can start chipping away at mount self loathing 2: the loathening over here

(at least he has more help this time lmao) 

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ZSU-23-4 Shilka soviet self-propelled, radar guided anti-aircraft weapon system (SPAAG).

The acronym “ZSU” stands for Zenitnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka (Russian: Зенитная Самоходная Установка), meaning “anti-aircraft self-propelled mount”; the “23” signifies the bore diameter in millimeters; the “4” signifies the number of gun barrels. It is named after the Shilka River in Russia. Afghan soldiers nicknamed it the “sewing machine” due to the sound of firing guns. It is also referred to by its nickname of “Zeus”.

clarke: “i keep asking myself, how did the grounders know there was a self-destruct mechanism inside mount weather?”
lexa:
lexa: literally clarke i dont give a fuck can we talk about us now