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Old 04-14-2018, 08:22 AM
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Ooh yes, football or boxing would be great. He definitely has the physique for it.



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Old 04-14-2018, 08:33 AM
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There he is, the captain of looking out the window.
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He is quite a dramatic dude. All that emo looks out the windows ... it's already a running gag.
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I’m so excited to see him in that new shirt.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:16 AM
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Me too. New look, new beard. I'm excited.
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New look, new beard, new Bellamy.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:43 AM
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That Bob/Bellamy drawing, as well as the tweet, are too accurate.

I think it'd be great to see him play a football player, soccer (thanks to that Vancouver Whitecaps game, I have feels), and, even if he doesn't fit the look really, a baseball player.

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Old 04-14-2018, 09:44 AM
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:53 AM
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Hehe, that clip.

Your new icon's the cutest, Amelia.
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Amelia, your new icon/sig is giving me all the feels.
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Glad we get the beard all season.

I third the icon loving.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:03 AM
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Wow, this one hurts. (don't think that it's been posted here before??)





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I've actually posted that one before.



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Old 04-15-2018, 07:56 AM
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Ahh okay, no harm seeing it a second time then.

I love the effect in that second GIF.

I chanced upon this old article and had to share it ... it is really infuriating that some continue to disregard/insult Bob's heritage and whitewash Bellamy (all in the name of pigeonholing him as just "another white guy who gets away with everything") :

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it’s unbelievably insulting to see that fans of the show have a habit of disregarding and/or ignoring Bob’s ethnicity when convenient.

I’ve seen fan art where his character Bellamy’s skin is colored the same shade of pale as Clarke’s. I’ve read meta and commentary where fans treat Bellamy like another “generic white guy” with “generic white guy” problems and bravado, effectively forget intersectionality altogether. I’ve seen GIFs on Tumblr where the PSD coloring whitewashes his skin so it’s practically translucent, all for “the pastel aesthetic.” I’ve even read (rare but all still infuriating) comments that, because there’s no conclusive “proof” that Bellamy is mixed race in the show, that it’s perfectly acceptable to assume that Bellamy is 100% organic white even though Bob is not.

This problem of not being “white enough” or “non-white enough” isn’t unique to The 100 or its fans, and it’s certainly not new. Comedian Steve Byrne (of Korean-Irish descent) once joked that from his own experience being a person of mixed backgrounds, people tend to pigeonhole you: “Whatever kinda messes up the whitey, that’s what you are.”

While crass, there’s something to that idea. Mixed people are never “enough.” We’re too white or we’re not white enough. We’re a person of color, but we aren’t enough of a person of color. We’re too Westernized. We’re not Westernized enough. In short, there’s no place for us to fit. We’re too much or too little, never “just right.”

Mixed people are never “enough.” We’re too white or we’re not white enough. We’re a person of color, but we aren’t enough of a person of color. We’re too much or too little, never “just right.”For Bellamy, it’s a case of old-fashioned whitewashing. There’s no “proof” in the show that he’s from a mixed background? Default him to white, slap that ‘beige’ palette on him in Photoshop and let’s hit the road.

As for the show itself, sure, they never explicitly say anything about his ethnic background – and if I’m being honest, they don’t have to – but they have an interesting loophole to use to their advantage if they so choose.

Bellamy’s younger sister Octavia is played by Marie Avgeropoulos, who is of Greek descent. Some fans have said that because Marie is not of Filipino descent that this must mean Bob’s character is also not of a mixed background, but here’s the thing: we’ve never met the Blake father. It’s possible that they have different fathers and they’re only half siblings. Bellamy’s father could be Filipino; Octavia’s might not be.


Has it been stated as an official fact yet? No, but it hasn’t been denied either. The show writers could potentially write themselves out of a messy quagmire if they utilized this particular loophole.

And if fans can read and accept fanfic AUs where Clarke and Lexa are dragon riders, they can accept the possibility of a mixed race character with a white half-sibling within the context of the show. That doesn’t dilute or diminish Bellamy and Octavia’s relationship in any way.

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As a fan of the show, as a fan of Bob and as a fellow Pinay, I refuse to stay quiet on this simple fact: you cannot claim that a character in any medium is fully white if the actor portraying them is not. Period.

Would you try to argue that Halle Berry is 100% white? What about Zoe Kravitz? What about any other actor or actress of mixed background?

What is it about Bob that allows people to think it’s acceptable to, as he put it himself, “disregard someone’s cultural heritage and upbringing” so easily? Is it because it’s “easier” to get away with whitewashing an actor of Asian descent than any other minority?

I don’t know. But it needs to end. The 100 is too much of a diverse show for fans to so flippantly disregard the ethnic background of one of its lead actors – especially when being a person of mixed race has had a profound influence on his life.

Acknowledging someone’s mixed background should not be like pulling teeth. Again, as Bob said, “Respect yourself and respect others.”

Bob Morley – and by default Bellamy Blake – is not white.

Respect that.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:21 AM
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Interesting article, April. It doesn't make any sense that Bellamy would be a different race from Bob just because it's not explicitly discussed on the show. Do people actually think that? That's so disrespectful to just totally disregard Bob's heritage like that
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