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lalonderox:

i’d like to point out that while bellamy attempted to murder jaha and has killed dax/grounders in self defense he isn’t a killer

clarke on the other hand is, in my opinion. 

she was able to kill atom when bellamy wasn’t able to, and i think that counts even though he was dying and begging to be killed. she attacked the grounder after asking him to show her his scars. while she was in captivity and trying to escape, that wasn’t self defense. she thought that out before she killed him. when dax was attacking bellamy she was ready to kill him—the only reason she didn’t was because her weapon didn’t fire, and bellamy killed him instead in self defense. 

we know that, at least amongst the 100, bellamy is the best shot. before he fell sick he was the one who was going to shoot the tin can bomb to blow up the bridge, and then instead entrusted the job to jasper. Since it’s unlikely bellamy shot jaha from a distance on the ark it’s possible that he was unwilling to go for the kill shot. also, in unity day he shot anya’s arm instead of going for the much easier target of her body, again avoiding a kill shot. 

the exception to this is when he kicked out the box from under murphy, but this can mostly be attributed to wanting to appear like the leader in front of the 100 because it would benefit him more to not appear weak. 

tl;dr clarke has a strong moral compass and is against violence until something arises that leads her to abandon these beliefs completely. conversely, bellamy is aggressive and prone to violence, but isn’t a natural killer.

#i was going to argue that maybe bellamy learned to shoot on the ground #then i remembered he used to be a guard… #anyway yes bellamy has trouble killing #and that’s why it eats him so much that he shot jaha #clarke isn’t against killing #clarke is against the capital punishment #there is a difference #she won’t kill people because of their crimes but that’s related to trauma #she equates death penalty with a judicial murder #but killing at war or killing people who are already dying painfully? no problem #bellamy understands the ~need to kill #(how could he not given the brutality of the ark) #but emotionally he can’t stomach it #and thinks his reaction a weakness so he covers it up #like a kid who’s afraid of spiders

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— 10 hours ago with 18 notes
#it got better  #good meta is good  #clarke griffin  #bellamy blake  #the 100  #meta  #tags of my heart 
la-petite-fadette asked: Omg that cleaning wound prompt was precious!!! Do you think you could come up with something about raven's reaction if bellamy was wounded?


Answer:

semelewriter:

When Raven sees Bellamy lying on an infirmary bed in a very impressive pool of blood, at first she is convinced it’s not his. He’s always been incredibly lucky; no matter what they go through, Raven always finds whole, unblemished skin under blood and grime when she peels off his shirt at night. She learned to depend on this.

So this simply can’t be his blood.

“Get on your feet,” she says in her best cheerful voice. “We’ve got work to do.”

That gets his attention, makes him blink groggily before his eyes finally focus on her.

“Yeah, right on it,” he manages with a slur, as if he’s drunk. Then he makes rather a pathetic attempt to prop himself up on his arms.

Raven is by his bed in a blink of an eye.

“What happened?”

“We went hunting, and some idiot shot me in the leg. It’s just a scratch, Clarke already stitched me up and gave me something for the pain.”

This makes her stop, stop and finally let out a breath. Her eyes find a fresh bandage on Bellamy’s thigh, and from the surge of emotions that start running through her head, she picks the most familiar.

“You took guns to the woods?” she barks, and berates him in earnest; for wasting ammo and making noise, for enlisting people too dumb to manage triggers, and for leaving trails too easy to follow. She breaks her back making bullets, and there isn’t enough gunpowder, and if anyone attacks them now…

She’s still prickly when she wraps her arm around Bellamy’s waist, and helps him walk to his tent.

— 10 hours ago with 5 notes
#my bbs  #lol @ raven  #raven and bellamy  #prompts  #the 100 

danmeetsworld:

Watched it… Annnnd then I fell in love with it, and then watched it again

@MrAntennaKB

@Trayc_selasi

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— 23 hours ago with 11459 notes
#black excellence  #full force  #this put me into such a good mood  #sigh okay let me get ready to go to the library 

lalonderox:

i’d like to point out that while bellamy attempted to murder jaha and has killed dax/grounders in self defense he isn’t a killer

clarke on the other hand is, in my opinion. 

she was able to kill atom when bellamy wasn’t able to, and i think that counts even though he was dying and begging to be killed. she attacked the grounder after asking him to show her his scars. while she was in captivity and trying to escape, that wasn’t self defense. she thought that out before she killed him. when dax was attacking bellamy she was ready to kill him—the only reason she didn’t was because her weapon didn’t fire, and bellamy killed him instead in self defense. 

we know that, at least amongst the 100, bellamy is the best shot. before he fell sick he was the one who was going to shoot the tin can bomb to blow up the bridge, and then instead entrusted the job to jasper. Since it’s unlikely bellamy shot jaha from a distance on the ark it’s possible that he was unwilling to go for the kill shot. also, in unity day he shot anya’s arm instead of going for the much easier target of her body, again avoiding a kill shot. 

the exception to this is when he kicked out the box from under murphy, but this can mostly be attributed to wanting to appear like the leader in front of the 100 because it would benefit him more to not appear weak. 

tl;dr clarke has a strong moral compass and is against violence until something arises that leads her to abandon these beliefs completely. conversely, bellamy is aggressive and prone to violence, but isn’t a natural killer.

— 23 hours ago with 18 notes
#this side of clarke's personnality fascinate me  #her stans need to stop 'princess-ing' her. She's a killer and a goodgood damn one if she has to.  #clarke griffin  #bellamy blake  #meta  #the 100 
the systematic marginalization of iris west

glamaphonic:

Let’s call this an experiment.

I got bored as I surfed through The Flash tags so I started keeping a list of all the shit people have already decided (read: largely made up) about Iris West and the Barry/Iris relationship as an excuse not to invest in or support them (usually in favor of the nonexistent romance between Barry and Caitlin Snow). I figured that someday we can look back see when the nonsensical memes with no basis in canon or rationality got started.

Some housekeeping:

Every last one of these posts has been posted to the tags. I have not gone looking for them specifically on any ship tumblrs or anyone’s personal tumblr, etc. or else this would be far longer and more infuriating, I’m sure. They have been posted directly to one or more of The Flash related tags that I follow (usually the general The Flash tag, the Iris West tag, or one of the various Iris/Barry tags, in some rare instances in the Caitlin Snow tag). I only note a Caitlin comparison when an original post did (you’ll see that this is most of the time). This is not a comprehensive list. It will never be a comprehensive list. I am an adult human with a job and a life to live. It is literally just what I’ve seen surfing the tags regularly.

It should be noted that there are numerous (NUMEROUS) statements regarding how Caitlin/Barry is identical to Oliver/Felicity and this motivates the poster to aggressively ship them. I do not include any of these as they do not generally reference Iris at all (though when they do it is to present her as the equivalent of Laurel Lance, which is considered pejorative). However, I am noting it here because of the implications of that omission and because the following facts seem relevant to this endeavor:

a) the only things the characters of Felicity Smoak and Caitlin Snow have in common are that they are part of the superhero support team and they are white women,

b) the relationships between Oliver/Felicity and Caitlin/Barry have no significant commonalities at all, and

c) the characters of Iris West and Felicity Smoak are far more similar in terms of personality and demeanor, and this has been stated to be an intentional reflection of Barry’s longstanding preference for Iris influencing his attraction to Felicity.

After Episode 1x02: The Fastest Man Alive

  • Caitlin’s character is more interesting than Iris. No reasons given. Shipping Caitlin/Barry presented as a consequence of this.
  • There is more of a “romantic spark” between Barry and Caitlin because they can bond over their “lost loves.”
  • Iris does not/cannot fundamentally understand Barry, the loss of his mother and father, and how it felt for him that “no one” believed him about his father not killing his mother. Caitlin can/will.
    • Note: This ignores that it has been stated that Iris is the one person who did believe Barry about his father not having murdered his mother.
  • Iris will love The Flash and not Barry Allen. Caitlin will, conversely, love the real Barry Allen.
  • Barry has more chemistry with Caitlin than Iris. Presented as objectively factual.
  • They have no investment in Iris West and, in fact, she is annoying. No reasons given. Shipping Caitlin/Barry presented as a consequence of this.
  • Iris and Barry have nothing in common, whereas Caitlin and Barry have many common interests and are on the same “wavelength” and as such would be a “power couple.”
  • Caitlin is a “more solid female character” than Iris. No reason given.
  • Barry leaving Jitters where he was hanging out with Iris in response to Caitlin calling and giving him the impression that Multiplex is at Star Labs is implicitly an indication of how much he values Caitlin over Iris and the opportunity to discuss his mother’s death with Iris.
  • Iris dating Eddie is too predictable and sometimes she seems too clueless, but other times very savvy. Implicitly is the weakest character because of this.
  • Desire stated for a scene in which Caitlin and Barry are solving a problem while speaking in scientific terms. Iris is present, both “clueless” about their conversation and jealous of Caitlin.
    • Note: This isn’t directly mischaracterizing Iris or her relationship with Barry, but I felt that outright wishing humiliation on her in service of Caitlin/Barry should be noted.
  • Preference for loving Iris/Barry stated, but it is incestuous. Shipping Caitlin/Barry is presented as a consequence of this.
  • Iris has “friendzoned” Barry and as such is not acceptable as a love interest.
  • Iris/Barry is “too obvious.” Shipping Caitlin/Barry is presented as a consequence of this.
  • Immediately upon seeing Caitlin and Barry together they were the obvious “endgame” and it is inexplicable why anyone would think that Iris/Barry should be such.
  • Caitlin and Barry will become extremely close friends and he will confide in her like he never has with anyone, specifically Iris. Barry and Caitlin are changing each other and will continue to do so as Barry “leaves behind” the life he already has, and implicitly Iris.
    • Note: This is less any sort of meta analysis or explication than a baseless fabrication, fanfic style, but it was presented as character/relationship analysis, so I’ve listed it.
  • Barry/Iris is vanilla whilst Caitlin/Barry is interesting. No reasons given.
  • Iris is “basic” and “just a love interest” which is why people connect with Caitlin more. Caitlin/Barry implied to be a consequence of this.
  • Barry/Caitlin is “more compelling” because Iris sees Barry as a friend.

Consistent themes: Iris is boring/vanilla/uninteresting vs the deeply fascinating Caitlin; despite knowing Barry since childhood and being his best friend in the world her affection for him, her commonalities with him, and her knowledge of him will inevitably pale in comparison to Caitlin’s; Iris and Caitlin are considered inherently to be in direct competition such that preferring Caitlin to Iris as a character necessitates shipping Caitlin with Iris’s love interest despite a Caitlin/Barry romantic storyline not currently even existing at all.

WHO KNOWS WHAT NEXT EPISODE WILL BRING

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— 1 day ago with 131 notes
#same shit different fandom  #stanning the woc/black female characters means you have to be on warrior mode 24/7  #so fucking tiring  #protect iris west at all cost 2k14  #the flash  #iris west 
gavinscreamingmichaelyelling:

time-is-a-many-splendored-thing:

douglasmurphy:

rainbowcoffin:

c-h-0-w:

nightwife:

Always reblog

Woah

well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happensounds to me like he was asking for it

Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know. 

If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck

I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.

gavinscreamingmichaelyelling:

time-is-a-many-splendored-thing:

douglasmurphy:

rainbowcoffin:

c-h-0-w:

nightwife:

Always reblog

Woah

well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
sounds to me like he was asking for it

Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know. 

If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck

I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.

(Source: suzziepsyche, via karigan-gladheon)

— 1 day ago with 520829 notes
#karma indeed