this gifset almost killed me why do i do this to myself

So the Doctor & his Ganger's psychotic behaviour in 'The Almost People' was completely explained by 'Day of the Doctor' and nobody noticed...

For moffat-rocks

I legit almost shat myself when I careened into this looking for something completely different. riverreference. ahem.

:O That moment when you realize that that moment was referring to that moment.

But wait, there’s MOAR…

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alienor-woods  asked:

"he'd throw her over his shoulder and carry her out if he thought she was scared." why do you always make me Need Things????

Okay, so clearly, I have A Lot Of Thoughts about that last scene, but this is a big one.  (For those following along at home, this is in reference to Clarke’s face when she told Bellamy she was staying in Polis.  I put some tags in a gifset of that where I mentioned that if Bellamy thought she was scared, he’d carry her home right then and there.)

Because one of the obstacles that Bellamy and Clarke have to face at some point is that despite how well they know each other– and how adept Bellamy is at reading people’s emotions– Bellamy doesn’t know when Clarke is putting on her Everything Is Fine No Really Please Don’t Ask If Anything’s Wrong I’m Totally Fine Why are You Looking At Me That Way I AM FINE mask.

And it actually goes a little deeper than that, because Bellamy is perpetually surprised whenever Clarke expresses emotion towards him, almost like he never, ever considered that she might feel as strongly towards him as he does to her.  She vouches for him for Jaha and he can’t even look at her, and same when she begs him to support her decision to leave the dropship.  Just having Clarke believe in him makes him uncomfortable, because she’s Clarke Fucking Griffin and he’s just a janitor-slash-assassin.  She absolutely flies across Camp Jaha to hug him and it’s like his brain can’t even imagine a scenario where Clarke is that glad to see him, even though he hugs her back like it’s the last thing he’ll ever do because he is that glad to see *her.*

Then shortly thereafter she tells him she can’t lose him too, and we’re right back to “Bellamy can’t look her in the eye because Clarke having Feelings about him makes him uncomfortable,” but then– oh man, then, she puts on her Everything’s Fine I Have No Feelings mask and Bellamy is not only blindsided, but heartbroken. 

Because Bellamy has a very, very low opinion of himself, so when Clarke goes all “What Me? Have Feelings? I Don’t Have Those” on him, it’s his absolute worst fears confirmed– that Clarke sees him the way he sees himself: as an expendable soldier with an irredeemable soul.

Now we move to That Scene, where Clarke visibly steels herself before facing him.  She all but physically puts a mask on before telling him she can’t leave.  Her eyes are sad but the rest of her face is impassive, and yet again, Bellamy can’t see beyond the mask and assumes the worst.  She doesn’t want him there because of course she doesn’t want him there– who would want him?  Octavia wants to leave, Jasper hates him, Kane put him on the bench, he trusted Echo and now Gina is dead and Raven is sobbing, so Bellamy sees Clarke’s dismissal as proof that she sees him as nothing more than a fuck up who should be avoided.

I’m constantly harping on how emotionally intelligent Bellamy is– and he really, really is, and if you doubt me go watch his sex scene with Raven where he makes sure she has an out and that sex is REALLY what she wants before kissing her because he can see that she’s emotionally vulnerable but doesn’t want to point that out (because Raven doesn’t like to be seen as emotionally vulberable)– but he’s shockingly inept when it comes to how other people see him.  He immediately jumps to the worst possible conclusion, especially when it comes to Clarke.

Obviously, I am ALL FOR endgame Bellarke, but I think for it to be a *healthy* relationship, Bellamy has to learn when Clarke is putting on a front for people instead of just assuming “well, I hate myself so yeah, makes sense that she would hate me too.”  He can read her so damn well in most scenarios, but when it comes to how she feels about him (right now: complicated, but intensely and deeply) it’s like she’s speaking a foreign language.

However, I also think Clarke knows that Bellamy isn’t great at reading her and uses it to her advantage.  Not to manipulate him necessarily, but to protect herself and in this instance, to protect him.  When she sent him to Mount Weather she used her mask to make sure he went, even though it hurt her deeply to say that, because she thought getting him inside Mount Weather was the only way to save her people.  If it meant sacrificing Bellamy– someone who meant a tremendous amount to her– she would do that even if it killed her, so she put her mask on and broke both their hearts.  

But in Polis, she’s using that mask to push him away to keep him safe.  He just barged into a peace summit holding one of Lexa’s guards at gunpoint and accusing them of treason.  That was a very dangerous situation, and Bellamy was in full throttle fight mode.  If he thought for ONE SECOND that Clarke had doubts about staying in Polis, he wouldn’t have hesitated.  He would have killed anyone in their way to get her out of that throne room and Clarke knew it– and those sorts of stupid heroics (oh, Gina) would get him killed.

So she sends him away and lets him hate her, because she will do anything to save his life.  Even that.

I figured it out: or "Why 'The Grove' Matters to Me"

After stopping 12-15 times to attempt breathing, get tissues, and become able to see through my tears again, I made it through the ep today. I loved it. Adored. Worshipped. And this confused me, because there was practically nothing in the ep that wasn’t transcendently horrifying. So as I ran here and there doing my usual day-to-day stuff and reblogged .gifsets and cried, all day I asked myself, “What the hell, me? Why did you genuinely enjoy this completely awful, effed up episode?”

Then I had an epiphany. The results are under the read more. (I know. All y'all are just quaking with anticipation;) A warning – everything that follows is only my opinion. I’m still emotionally wrecked from watching that ep. So if you choose to click this read more and then in some way come at me, it probably won’t end well. Cool? Cool. Here we go.

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profounddelena-deactivated20150  asked:

I was wondering why so many ship Bamon. Like, genuinely curious, and a lot of the responses I get are geared toward Stefan and Elena being back together. But I also want to know what some of your top ten or twenty reasons are to ship Bamon? That obviously does not include Stelena?

In my experience, shipping Bamon isn’t inherently tied to shipping any other pairing. Some Bamon shippers also ship SE, but many ship SC (there’s even a ship name for that foursome, Belvafore), and many are like me and aren’t really invested in either of those ships.

Bamon shippers get asked the question “Why do you ship Bamon?” a lot. To the point where it feels kind of insulting, lol, as if the ship is somehow unfathomable for no apparent reason. But you’ve asked politely, and it’s not like I’m about to pass up the chance to talk about Bamon…

Top 10 or 20 reasons might be too much considering how long-winded I am, but let’s see:

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anonymous asked:

I love that Lexa is choosing Clarke and living up to what she swore. Clarke's needs are her own needs, she will not go back on her words. She won't betray Clarke again. I just hope it won't cost Lexa her life. But I think Lexa is ok with death if that is the consequence of the oath she swore.

Gah! Everywhere I turn there is someone else saying that Lexa is going to die because of the decision she made. A lot of comments saying that doing what Clarke says is going to be Lexa’s demise. 

I can see that happening, 100% I can see that happening.

But I just don’t think it will.

I think the writers are smarter than that. 

They don’t do expected.

Maybe I’m getting too next level on this shit, but everything that has happened so far has been unexpected. The one thing I’ve learned about The 100 is that if things look like they are going to go a certain way, it pretty much means it’s not.

I don’t think Lexa has to die for them to make a statement. 

Sure half a year ago I was alllllll about the, ‘I can never see Clexa working without Lexa dying’ but then I never saw Lexa apologising either. I never saw her bowing before Clarke and swearing fealty to her. I sure as shit didn’t see Lexa walking into Clarke’s room all barefoot and slinky dresses openly adoring her as she wished her goodnight. I never thought we’d see such a momentous do-over of ‘head over heart’ without it being immediately followed by Lexa dying heroically for Clarke.

To be perfectly honest my wildest drunken dreams never even imagined we’d get real Clexa.

But we are.

We’re getting REAL, FULL BLOWN CLEXA. As real as any canon otp has ever been in any story ever. That’s what we’re getting with Clarke and Lexa, and it’s honestly like some god fucking damn miracle. It truly is. 

We are all scared because of the disasters that have come before on other TV shows.

Maybe The 100 are breaking the cycle.

I’ve obviously taken the City of Light pill and I’m a believer. The 100 has been consistently good, and I mean, episode after episode since the start of Season 2. Do you know how hard that is to find these days? It’s almost non-existent in long form tv. I would argue The 100 is more consistent than GoT any day, any fucking day of the week. It’s sure as hell better than TWD, even Jessica Jones (which I love love love) had some patchiness to it. Shows these days lose momentum, quickly. They usually come out with a big strong first season and everyone falls in love with it and then the writers feel the pressure and nonsense starts happening (exhibit A: GLEE). The 100 has gotten better and better and better, and it’s because they are doing what they want.

If you haven’t read this Kim Shumway response I reblogged you really should. It’s excellent. It seems obvious that a writer should know their characters inside and out, but that’s not always the case QUINN FABRAY. I felt so much reassurance when I read Kim’s reply because I was like, ‘yes, this woman knows her shit.’ You can tell how much she cares about the show and its characters from the way she writes, this is how I know we’re in good hands.

So.

Yes, Lexa loves Clarke like she has never loved anybody, correct, but that doesn’t make her weak. Clarke is right in this situation, okay? We’re not applying this to the real world, we’re in The 100 universe. If Lexa sends the grounder army to Arkadia, there will be a very high number of casualties on both sides. Abby, Marcus, Raven, Octavia, Lincoln, Bellamy, Monty, Jasper, Sinclair, Jaha, Miller… how many of them would live? How many hundreds of grounders die before Arkadia run out of bullets? Does Lexa even live?

That is something that I don’t see a lot of people talking about. The fact that Clarke may have just saved Lexa by convincing her not to ride in against machine guns. The very same thing that caused Lexa to leave the Mountain in the first place. Lexa knew then that her army would suffer great losses because the Mountain Men had guns.

That’s why it was important for us to see Lexa filled with such anger after she talks with Indra at the beginning of the episode. Why she immediately orders them to send riders to call upon the 12 Clans. Lexa can more easily deal with pain if it is targeted at her, she can carry that burden, she can overcome it. She can fight for peace even when Costia is taken from her… but when it’s her people that suffer? That have been slaughtered in cold blood? When she sees a field covered in the bodies of her people? Yeah, Lexa wants revenge. She’s almost blinded by it.

And she is cold towards Clarke throughout the episode. She mocks Clarke (mockery is not the product of a strong mind. omfg I have to make that gifset lol), “Have you come up with a way to save your people yet again?” I don’t think Lexa ‘kills every chance she gets”, but also let’s remember that time Lexa very casually tried to have Octavia killed. Lexa is by no means a saint, which is something I think we all tend to forget about because she is perfect. But you know who does makes Lexa better? Clarke.

What are the three pillars of being a Commander? Wisdom. Compassion. Strength.

Compassion is what Clarke brings out of Lexa. She has always been wise, always had strength. But it is Clarke’s show of compassion that brings Lexa back from the brink, back to who she is, makes her more clear-heda’d.

This is why loving Clarke doesn’t make Lexa weak, it makes her strong. Complete. They make each other better in only ways that they can.

When Lexa chooses Clarke’s alternative, yes she is choosing Clarke, yes she is doing right by the vow she made, but yes she is also doing what is right as Commander.

Obviously I can’t say whether or not Lexa lives this season. I completely believe she does, because I’m probably in denial, but also because I just think it’s not a smart decision. Ultimately it rests on whether or not JRoth wants to break our hearts or not. Seriously, that’s all it is. Because Lexa dying at some point makes sense. SHE’S THE COMMANDER. The Grounders are not going to be happy, and they will want to overthrow Lexa. The fucking gorilla could finally escape and seek revenge on Clarke, and Lexa would throw herself at it screaming, “Death is not the end!” There are a million ways Lexa could die.

And I agree that Lexa would be okay with death and die all of those million ways for Clarke, to save her, to keep her vow, whatever. That’s a given. Lexa accepted the inevitability of a short life long ago.

Would Clarke, though?

In 304 we saw that she would let Lexa fight and die, because Lexa asked her to. But Clarke still doesn’t really know, she still hasn’t resolved her feelings – and that is changing very rapidly every episode. Maybe this season we’ll end up seeing just how much our little Clarke loves Lexa when she’s ready.

And if Lexa’s imminent death comes knocking, do we not trust Clarke Griffin with her life? I mean she has already saved it a bunch of times, and that was before she even knew there were tingly feelings involved.

Everyone always assumes that Lexa will die being Clarke’s saviour, Clarke’s champion. But if you think for a second that Clarke is going to let anyone, let alone Lexa, die for her? Do you even know Clarke?

You’ll see.

You’ll all see.

Please everyone link me this dumb post when Lexa dies and I’m crying myself to sleep and vowing to never watch The 100 again. That show I used to love so much and trust back in February 2016.