Fan Forum
Remember Me?
Register

  New Forum Poll   |     Request a Forum   |     View New Forums

Closed Thread   Post New Thread
 
Forum Affiliates Tags Thread Tools
Old 08-25-2015, 06:31 PM
  #1
Fan Forum Hero

 
Damocles's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Roswell
The 100
 
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 82,699
Clarke Griffin/Eliza Taylor {brave princess} #4 | "Maybe life should be about more than just survival. Don't we deserve better than that?"



Clarke Griffin
[ E l i z a T a y l o r ]
{4}


fans;
001. KeepThisaSecret
002. NOLA504
003. acoustichearts
004. Walt Reynolds
005. YoursToHold
006. Stay to the Lights
007. sweetmac1
008. xlennie
009. light the fuse
010. brave princess
011. ring of fire
012. hippiez
013. baelfire24
014. tessa21
015. BehindBlueEyes
016. CityGal
017. sourburst
018. marcus2596
019. Natasha Romanoff
020. Kay0001
021. gigilove
022. kenni727
023. Vacatia
024. bandcandy
025. HutchLaw_Girl
026. Karma Police
027. AgentGrasshopper
028. silent mayhem
029. nous protégeons
030. wild sage growing
031. Lexipedia
032. keroppi
033. SongIceFire
034. Awesome Nerds




xXx

previous threads;
01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05

future titles;
'If Clarke was the Ark Princess come to ground in the first season, this season she has become a queen and heavy is the head that wears the crown.” - theworkprint
"You may be the chancellor, but I'm in charge."
"She’s kind of the anti-typical young adult heroine in many ways." ~ TVOM
__________________
|Lisa| | icon by mel


Last edited by Damocles; 01-07-2016 at 05:45 PM
Damocles is offline  
Old 08-25-2015, 06:34 PM
  #2
Fan Forum Hero

 
Damocles's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Roswell
The 100
 
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 82,699
To kick off the new thread:


1d
elizajaneface Chillin with my horsie friend on the ranch today
__________________
|Lisa| | icon by mel

Damocles is offline  
Old 08-26-2015, 08:17 AM
  #3
ravishing red

 
destroyer of worlds's Avatar

Moderator of ...
The 100
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 169,459
Eliza horsing around ... haha I amuse myself.

And TFTNT Lisa . I'd like to personally thank you for starting the new thread.

BTW could we add these to the potential thread title list since we just have one left for now?

"You may be the chancellor, but I'm in charge."
"She’s kind of the anti-typical young adult heroine in many ways." ~ TVOM
__________________
hostage taker
& t r a i t o r
Sarah | tumblr | icon thread | credit

Last edited by destroyer of worlds; 08-26-2015 at 08:28 AM
destroyer of worlds is offline  
Old 08-26-2015, 09:42 AM
  #4
Fan Forum Hero

 
Damocles's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Roswell
The 100
 
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 82,699
Thank you for my very formal thank you

Sure thing, adding them right now.
__________________
|Lisa| | icon by mel

Damocles is offline  
Old 08-27-2015, 08:19 AM
  #5
ravishing red

 
destroyer of worlds's Avatar

Moderator of ...
The 100
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 169,459
You're welcome, just returning the favour.

Quote:
It needs to be said a thousand times, The 100 is one of the best hidden gems on TV these days. The show appears to be overlooked as just another CW offering full of pretty people trying to capitalize on a recent trend (superheroes, then vampires, now the post-apocalypse!). But it’s a lot more than that.

There are many reasons the show is great, first and foremost the pacing which presents mysteries and their answers at almost lightning speed, and with a short, tight first season, there wasn’t a second of the show wasted on filler, which is something you can’t often say these days.

But today I want to focus on one aspect of the show specifically, namely its lead, Eliza Taylor as Clark Griffin. Part of the 100 teens sent down to test the surface of Earth for habitability, Clarke is the de facto leader of the group even if there are dozens of strong burly dudes who seem like they type that should be leading a post-apocalyptic society. And yet, Clarke takes exactly zero crap from anyone, and defies nearly every gender stereotype in existence.

It’s easy to have flashbacks to another strong, blonde sci-fi hero, Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck. She wasn’t immune to love, but she didn’t need to be, and was one of the best characters on the show without question. Certainly the toughest at the very least.

That wasn’t necessarily the case early on with Clarke, as she was a bit weepy and a bit boy crazy in the first few episodes. I feel like the show felt like it had to start in typical “young adult” fashion with love triangles and the like but once it found its groove? It’s mostly left all that behind.

Clarke soon grew into a capable leader that was mostly unquestioned by the other kids. She turned rivals into friends, and took the fight to the Grounders when need be. And now? She’s just completely and utterly awesome.

Yes, she does have a search party of love interests out looking to save her from what they assume is a Grounder holding cell, but what has Clarke been doing in the meantime?

She single-handedly escaped from the mountain vault clan when she discovered they were harvesting Grounder blood to treat their injuries. She rescued a Grounder princess and outsmarted the cannibalistic Reapers. And then when the Grounder turned on her, she bested her in a straight-up street brawl that ended with Clarke full of knife wounds, but the Grounder nearly unconscious as Clark bashed her skull with an actual skull she found lying on the ground.

Holy…

Simply put, this girl is amazing. She’s a blend of traditional female TV tropes (gorgeous with blonde hair and blue eyes), yet she never plays that up and is constantly covered in mud, blood or bruises, just like every guy on the show. Her actions show she’s no damsel to be saved, and she’s managed to do one of the most hardcore things of any character on the show so far.

She’s kind of the anti-typical young adult heroine in many ways. The “love story” is like the fourth or fifth most important subplot of the show, rather than it being the primary focus,. Clarke gets toughed up within the first few episodes, and doesn’t need to rely on some guy to “teach her how to fight” while simultaneously falling in love with him.


The show is not free of that trope (or many others) as that situation literally describes Octavia learning to become a warrior while being trained be Lincoln, her Grounder lover, but Clark is mostly free of stereotypical plotlines like that. She’s science-minded, can brawl with the best of them, is a natural leader, and yeah, has sex if she feels like it. Sex and love don’t need to be off limits to create a “strong” female character, they just have to be handled in a way that doesn’t make it the sole reason her character exists.

It’s just nice to see a “Starbuck type” on the air again. No, I don’t think that The 100 is as good a show as Battlestar Galactica, even if it is better than most would assume, but it does a lot of things right and is worth checking out if you’re a sci-fi fan. Don’t think you’re too cool for it just because it’s on the CW. Trust me, you want to meet Clarke.
+

Clarke is pretty badass ... glad all the critics are recognizing that.
__________________
hostage taker
& t r a i t o r
Sarah | tumblr | icon thread | credit
destroyer of worlds is offline  
Old 08-27-2015, 08:57 AM
  #6
Fan Forum Hero

 
Damocles's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Roswell
The 100
 
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 82,699
Me too - it's one of the reasons I love this show. All the women are like, insanely bad-ass. Alot moreso than many of the male characters. And I feel like it's super realistic, as well.
__________________
|Lisa| | icon by mel

Damocles is offline  
Old 08-28-2015, 08:59 AM
  #7
ravishing red

 
destroyer of worlds's Avatar

Moderator of ...
The 100
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 169,459
IKR? I mean, the characters are mainly pretty solid but the girls, man ... so badass, fierce, strong and I love that there's no petty drama over guys because ain't nobody got time for that in a post apocalyptic world.



150k followers got me feelin like @nickiminaj #thankyouguys #the100 #season3 #soblessed

Eliza's such a Dub Smash addict.
__________________
hostage taker
& t r a i t o r
Sarah | tumblr | icon thread | credit
destroyer of worlds is offline  
Old 08-28-2015, 06:35 PM
  #8
Fan Forum Hero

 
Damocles's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Roswell
The 100
 
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 82,699
She is seriously such a nerd, I love it!

Also I love this picture and it makes me want to go back to BC

__________________
|Lisa| | icon by mel

Damocles is offline  
Old 08-29-2015, 10:35 AM
  #9
Master Fan

 
brave princess's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 14,367
^That pic is gorgeous. I've never been to BC and I really want to go. One of these days! Eliza really loves Nicki Minaj doesn't she?

BTW, thanks for the new thread, Lisa! You and Lisa are too fancy with your formal thank you's.
__________________
we need each other, bellamy
the only way we're going to get through this is together
bellamy&clarke
Amy | visit The 100 | Icon: Voldara
brave princess is offline  
Old 08-29-2015, 10:45 AM
  #10
ravishing red

 
destroyer of worlds's Avatar

Moderator of ...
The 100
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 169,459
Yeah we are Amy. I blame Lisa though, she started this whole formal thank you business so I've just been continuing it.

Eliza does really good at the lyrical raps, for sure.
__________________
hostage taker
& t r a i t o r
Sarah | tumblr | icon thread | credit
destroyer of worlds is offline  
Old 08-29-2015, 05:33 PM
  #11
Fan Forum Hero

 
Damocles's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Roswell
The 100
 
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 82,699
It just seems a bit more fun than saying 'tftnt'

She loves her dubsmashes, doesn't she! She's so good at lipsynching though!
__________________
|Lisa| | icon by mel

Damocles is offline  
Old 08-30-2015, 12:05 AM
  #12
ravishing red

 
destroyer of worlds's Avatar

Moderator of ...
The 100
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 169,459
It really is, just teasing.

Ugh she is! I'd probably be 1/2 seconds off compared to the actual song and/or muck up the lyrics. Especially those rap bits.
__________________
hostage taker
& t r a i t o r
Sarah | tumblr | icon thread | credit
destroyer of worlds is offline  
Old 08-30-2015, 08:33 AM
  #13
Fan Forum Hero

 
Damocles's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Roswell
The 100
 
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 82,699
I did two dubmashes off Liz Parker and it took me like 10 practices before I could record it and send it to my friend And they were SO short.
__________________
|Lisa| | icon by mel

Damocles is offline  
Old 08-30-2015, 11:07 AM
  #14
ravishing red

 
destroyer of worlds's Avatar

Moderator of ...
The 100
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 169,459
Dub Smashes don't seem as easy as some people (like Eliza and Hayley Atwell) make it out to be so it's understandable.
__________________
hostage taker
& t r a i t o r
Sarah | tumblr | icon thread | credit
destroyer of worlds is offline  
Old 08-30-2015, 05:28 PM
  #15
Fan Forum Hero

 
Damocles's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Roswell
The 100
 
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 82,699
They really aren't! And holy...how do actors memorize so many lines? It takes me 5 minutes to remember one line of dialogue. I mean I know it takes practice, but still.
__________________
|Lisa| | icon by mel

Damocles is offline  
Fan Forum  |  Contact Us  |  Fan Forum on Twitter  |  Fan Forum on Facebook  |  Archive  |  Top

Powered by vBulletin, Copyright © 2000-2018.

Copyright © 1998-2018, Fan Forum.


TEST