It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that The 100 is my very favorite show and has been my greatest obsession for over a year now. There is something about these characters, their personalities, how REAL they are that I can relate to more than any show I’ve had the pleasure of viewing and connecting with since Veronica Mars.
With that in mind, I’d like to share several posts from the Tumblr Q&A that I did after the premiere that I thought other viewers may find interesting, amusing, entertaining, or possibly even helpful.
I liked: Bellamy in love. Arkers having a “normal” life. Lincoln. Indra. I disliked: Octavia and her stupid tantrums. Clarke’s storyline is so dramatic, complicated and far-fetched that it’s no longer believable for me. She was a wonderful character but they’re slowly ruining her. Shame on them.
I still love Clarke. I still understand her. Scarily, I still feel like I relate to her. The thing is, I had my entire world crash and burn at one point. All my hopes, my beliefs, my faith in humanity, in the greater good, in a higher power or all-powerful being tried and tested and found severely lacking. None of those things were enough to pull me through the biggest tragedy of my life. And really, it was one loss, one letdown, one disproven belief after another that culminated in a single event that sent me spiraling into the deepest, darkest hole I’ve ever been in in my entire life.
Once upon a time, I had been sweet, smart, caring, compassionate, super sharp leader Clarke from S1. When all that stuff happened, NOTHING made sense anymore and at that point, not a single part of what had always made me who I was was actually still there. I was gone.
I did a ton of stuff that was NOT me. Rash, stupid, risky. All trying to forget what had happened and trying to reinvent myself. When I stopped being mad, stopped being hateful about the things that had happened, things that were more or less out of my control (even though I was SURE that there had to have been SOMETHING I could have done to have kept it all from happening), I tried to go back to the way things had been back at the beginning. Before I’d lost myself. But it didn’t matter how hard I tried. It wasn’t me anymore.
I think that’s where Clarke’s at. She’s in that angry, hateful, spiraling out of control stage where she doesn’t know who she is anymore before everything she once was is gone.
If you look at it that way, I don’t think Clarke’s storyline is all that unbelievable. At least it’s not to me.
There’s been a lot of speculation as to whether A.L.I.E will end up being more of a traditionally good guy or bad guy, but since there are no good guys or bad guys, and because I love wordplay I thought of this: A.L.I.E spells out ‘a lie’ which has been already tossed around by some people, and that ‘a lie’ sounds a lot like ‘ally.’ What if A.L.I.E’s purpose is to be an ally by creating a lie (different reality/enlightenment (light!!!) for humans to escape their fear, pain, and hate?
That is a freaking GOOD theory. I have no idea if it’s right but I won’t be surprised if you’re at least pretty close!
The best thing about season 3 – Raven’s red jacket is back!!! haha 🙂
hehehe The red jacket of death for the woman who makes things go BOOM
So here are my thoughts while I was watching The 100 season 3 premier
I don’t like how Bellamy narrates
I like how Murphy instinctively pockets the gun
I never saw Murphy as the suicide type
Why didn’t the doors open sooner
I now have a huge crush on Harper
Hell yeah kabby
Who tf is that it’s way too forced
Phhhh my god I love Raven
Jasper has a drinking problem now ???
Octavia bae <3333
Aw she kept the Raven that Finn made her
Did he just say millers boyfriend ???
Murphy wins for best hair the whole show I lost my panties
I don’t like alie at all?????
Jasper you’re a fucking moron
Monty it’s not you’re fault !!!!!!
she’s like an entirely different person
Octavia is still just as badass as before
I respect Indra tho
And Kane maybe a little
Is that the girl she hooks up with ?? Cute
Lincoln has totally opened up he’s like a new person
Abby and Raven aw
Jackson I love him! He has such a good heart
Oh my god that was such a good line about kill marks
Fuck yes. Oh my god those moans.
That wasn’t entirely necessary at all tho. It was a good scene but what purpose does it serve? She’s not gonna end up with her
Fuck u jaha
Murphy you are so raw I love it
Why tf is Shawn mendes here
Go back inside what are you doin
Clarke has nightmares oh my god
Jasper needs help asap it’s like he’s back in the mind-set he had during season 1
That’s a sneaky trap!
Oh no Clarke noooooohow hard was it to keep all of this from us for so long ???Sooooooo freaking hard. You don’t even know! And there are still 3 more episodes that are faster paced than that one was with a LOT more going down.I will be SO glad when I don’t have to keep any secrets anymore and I can just speculate to my heart’s content!
I’m Bellarke but I really wanted to see Bellamy being sweeter, with illusion or “in love” with Gena. Where is this Bellamy? hahaha I don’t see chemistry. Bellamy is so indifferent… A girlfriend for Bellamy is the best idea ever. Now, I’m totally sure that he feels something for Clarke. Do you see chemistry between Bellamy/Gena?
I see Bellamy trying to be “normal.” Something he’s never been before. In my headcanon, Bellamy went inside and had that drink and Clarke’s and maybe even a couple more than that. She’s the bartender. Who’s the poor man’s therapist? The bartender. I doubt he actually talked to her about anything…other than maybe Clarke. I’m trying to decide if I think he’s a rambling drunk or a somber, stoic drunk. Either way, I think he caught her eye and brought out her compassionate side. I’m betting it just kinda happened. She probably approached him. He figured it was probably something “normal” people would do, so he went along with it, and now it’s just kind of the way things are. More or less comfortable. The status quo. But he doesn’t know how to be close to someone. He’s trying but it’s awkward and it’s not natural for him and he’s got so much else going on in his head but he’s trying to be normal so he can’t let anyone know how messed up he is. And besides, if he were to show how messed up he is, the delinquents would freak out,so he’s gotta hold it together for them. He promised Clarke he’d take care of them for her, and…
That man’s mind is constantly going. He can’t relax. He can just be. If he lets down his guard, he’s going to break and he can’t break because he promised Clarke and he can’t let her down. She needs him to keep going.
He’s internalizing EVERYTHING. And at some point, he’s gonna blow up.
So no, I don’t see any chemistry. And that’s not because there couldn’t be any. It’s because he’s holding himself back.
Am I the only one who doesn’t hate the whole Shawn Mendez thing? Like yeah, the way they started the scene was so weird and felt kinda out-of-place, but as it goes on, I think it went okay and the transition between the scenes while he was playing the song was actually good? I really don’t get the fandom hate here, maybe they just don’t like it because of the shameless plug-in for the singer, but other than that I actually liked it(and I’m not even a fan of his)
You’re not the only one. I thought it was decent, too. Yeah, that beginning part was awkward (Although understandably so after finding out that they cut the beginning of it for time. It was SUPPOSED to start with him somehow saying/showing that he wanted the bracelet for his girl) but the rest was really smooth and I liked it a lot.
I’m having a moment tell me I’m wrong. Is emori a figment concocted by alie?
I don’t THINK so…
Monty and Bellamy teaming up is all I want in the world.
Why did Murphy change his mind when saw emori?
He liked Emori. Was fascinated by her. In a strange way, she reminds him of him and he trusts himself so he might just be able to trust her.
My theory is that Minty is ALREADY canon. Miller was holding on to MONTY’S arm when during the verse that said “I wanna make love to you” or something similar. Monty was smiling And Bellamy saying “Monty is from Farm Station, so is Miller’s boyfriend.” Doesn’t mean that Bellamy isn’t STILL talking about Monty. In closing, MINTY is canon until proven otherwise.
LOL If not canon now, definitely a possible canon ship at some point!
Bellamy seemed like he was disconnected from Gina after she gave him the book. He’s connected with her, but she can never know some of the real stuff about him.
True. Very true. He’s trying so hard to be stoic and unemotional and yet, the book just kind of made him freeze. If he lets one real emotion in, he has to let them all flood him and he can’t afford that right now. He’s doing what Clarke asked him to: he’s taking care of them for her.
What did everyone else think of the premiere? Everyone agree that we are definitely in for a wild ride and a fantastic season?