space romantism

Ok, I need to write this, because it’s only been one day of the hiatus and you guys are already giving me an anxiety cancer over this whole b.echo/b.raven debate (it’s my first hiatus in between seasons and… has it always been like this? damn…)

First of all, listen - I know this fandom has some big trust issues, but seriously - trust the writers. Think logically (and like them) for just a moment: audience loves parallels and callbacks, but do you think the watchers/readers like repetition of plots? I guess the answer would be “not so much”, because the first thing is interesting and cool, something like a nice treat to the fans, but the other? It’s just lousy writing, shows you lack imagination and no writer wants that.

Now look calmly at b.echo and b.raven.

If the first one gets together, it will be sth like this - they’re from different cultures and opposite sides, they worked together, she betreyed him, he hated her, he forgave her, they found common ground, they became lovers (and I skip the whole “you killed my sister” thing). Sounds familiar? Yes, it’s like c.lexa all over again, and that relationship was so big and important for this show, that I don’t believe the writers would want to repeat it, because it will kinda degrade the whole concept - it just won’t be as unique as they pushed for it to be.

Then let’s look at b.raven - if it actually happened (and let’s not forget I firmly believe bellarke is endgame), that would give us another love triangle with Clarke and Raven and some guy they both have feelings for and another situation when at the end he chooses Clarke. Like… would they really want to do that Finn drama again? Also let’s not forget, that Bell and Raven already tried to be together like that and it didn’t really work (but instead became this beautiful beautiful friendship).

We can say a lot of things about this show, but they never repeat the same plots - they parallel, they tweak here and there, but they never do copy-paste.

Ok, but now you can argue that “hey, so they can tweak it and make Bellamy choose Raven at the end” and that would actually made sense… if not for the golden rule of television - no couple that gets together off screen is permanent. Period. Audience loves seeing the whole road, the good and the bumps and everything, not just the destination. Showing how the characters are falling in love pulls the audience in, telling them “listen, these two love each other, you just have to take my word for it” never works. Just look at Gina’s situation - the moment she appeared, I was 100% sure she’s gonna die, or they will break up. Because there’s no way in hell they’re gonna put their Male Lead with someone random and without proper romantic build-up and expect me to care (at the end of the day most of us probably cared about Bellamy who cared about Gina, but not about Gina herself). Imagine reading a book and then it’s as if it skips a few chapters and suddenly our Main Character is in a relationship - we just won’t care about it, it’s that simple. And if we don’t care, we don’t watch and the show dies.

Believe in the writers - with the new situation they introduced at the end of the ep, they don’t need to reheat some old dish, when they have one hundred new possibilities to explore. So let’s take a deep breath and slowly repeat - either way bellarke will be fine. Just… what will be The 100 without it’s angst?

Fancy dinner dates spent pocketing breadsticks and silverware. I give it twenty minutes tops before they either get kicked out or decide on skipping the tab.

anonymous asked:

Hi Ms. Layne I was curious as to if you would be willing to do a Sabezra hug of the latest episode? The developers really screwed the shippers over. Btw your art is awesome.

I know everyone is supper bummed about the lack of the goodbye hug for Sabine and Ezra but consider this: 

    A REUNION HUG: 

(hIGH KEY, I WANT THIS )

Les Amis + the Solar System

Enjolras is Sol, the Sun, trapping the planets in his gravity; the body that provides them both daylight and warmth. But it’s dangerous–a star determines the fates of its planets, and a light that burns so fiercely can’t burn forever.

Grantaire is Mercury, the smallest planet and nearest to the Sun, named for the god of messengers. When facing Sol, the planet warms, reaching over 400 degrees Celsius. When turned away, the already-barren surface becomes cold and dark; dropping below -170. Though it is so close to us on Earth, much about it remains a mystery.

Jehan is Venus, the hottest planet, named for the goddess of love and beauty. It is unique in its movements, rotating in the opposite direction of the other planets. The brightest object in our sky apart from the Sun, poets and songwriters alike, for centuries, have been calling Venus the ‘morning star’ and ‘evening star’.  

Feuilly is Earth, the ideal planet, and our home. Earth is favoured by Sol, being the only planet in the narrow range of distances from the star that allows life to exist. It’s not the biggest planet, nor the warmest, nor the one with the largest moon, but its averageness itself made it perfect.

Bahorel is Mars, named for the god of war for of its reddish glow. Though on first glance Mars seems unforgiving and cold, with a closer look, it was found to be the most conductive to life. The names of the rovers landed on it seem to reflect the essence of the planet itself–’Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’.

Courfeyrac is Jupiter, the largest planet, nearly a star in its own right for the number of moons it has trapped in its orbit due to its immense gravity. It was named for the god of thunder, fittingly so–the storm in the massive red spot on its surface has been raging for centuries. 

Combeferre is Saturn, often considered the solar system’s ‘jewel’ for the rings that made it a source of scientific fascination since its discovery. The strength of its gravitational influence is bested only by that of Jupiter and the Sun. It was (most aptly) named for the god of agriculture and liberation. 

Bossuet is Uranus, named for the god of the sky, and the planet that expanded the celestial horizons of humankind–the first to have been discovered with a telescope, while the previous five were known since antiquity (though first mistaken for a comet). The planet orbits perpendicular to the rest, most likely due to a collision with a planet that knocked it on its side. 

Joly is Neptune, named for the god of the sea for its vivid blue colour. It is often mentioned in the same vein as Uranus due to their shared characteristics (similarities in size, colour, composition) and is like the former in that it was discovered. Its discovery was special–a collaborative effort in which the planet was mathematically predicted before it was seen.

Marius is Pluto, a dwarf planet named for the god of the underworld, whose true planetary status is still debated by many. In any case, it orbits Sol like all the rest, though on a different plane. Pluto has a moon, Charon, who we may see as Cosette–the two objects are tidally locked, the same face permanently turned toward each other.