WHY ARE PEOPLE FREAKING OUT OVER NIYLAH AND WHAT MIGHT BE HAPPENING WITH CLARKE OR WHATEVER?! My dudes, IM SO EXCITED for these 2 episodes i cant. Whatever might happen is a one off thing. As if we haven't been through similar before. Wait til we get context. Bellarke is already on another level this season. They stare off the distance and we flip out, you guys really think we're not gonna have some sort of emotional development? JUST WAIT FOR IT.
Because people have no faith.
They don’t see the long term narrative and the story arc that is being told, so they see every obstacle and every plot twist as an end point.
Also they’re used to looking at stories through shippers goggles so everything that happens in the story or in the spoilers or in the gossip is IMMEDIATELY connected to their OTP or NOTP, whether positive or negative. I think. That’s what I’ve been understanding lately. In their heads, it’s a romance story, so they connected every bit of new information into a romance story.
I like obstacles in a story. They are what makes it interesting. They are the story. So having obstacles, even in Bellarke, means that there is a story being told.
They are absolutely telling a Bellarke romance right now, but it is not an easy or shallow romance and these kids are in the apocalypse, along with all the trauma and all the struggles and all the politics and survival and action and everything.
But as long as we think that the story is JUST a romance, then everything that happens (and a lot is happening) is getting in the way of our OTP.
Relax. Believe in Bellarke. This is the story being told, and it always has been.