10 minutes max

If you guys need even more proof that Lena is whipped, take it from a business major who learns daily about the life of a CEO. 

CEOs of any company, but especially a large one like L-Corp are extremely busy. We (or at least I) assume that L-Corp most likely operates in the tech industry, maybe manufacturing too, but don’t know for sure. But the tech industry is highly competitive and fast paced. The time of a CEO is extremely valuable to a company. 

Lena is the type of person who takes her job seriously. She is dedicated to rebranding and repositioning L-Corp, separating it from the evil of Luthor Corp. Hence most of her time is going to be spent strategizing how to do that. She doesn’t focus on small details like hiring and firing of employees (unless it’s like C-suite levels executives or other high ranking people), budgeting, marketing strategies, financial plans, etc. She will most likely delegate that to the CMO, CFO, COO, etc. She’s going to be making business deals, hence all of her meetings, listening to business pitches from R&D as well as other executives, attending board meetings to learn about the state of the company, etc. I was in my business to business marketing class last night and my professor was basically like “The CEO of a company got where they are because they know how to manage their time effectively, they time slice. If you’re pitching an idea to your CEO, you’ll have 10-15 minutes max. Maybe an hour if you’re good. That’s it.” Lena’s time is extremely valuable. 

The fact that she takes time out of her day to meet with Kara on social visits, takes time out of her day (most likely at least an hour or two) to meet Kara at CatCo to go out to lunch at some new Kombucha place, randomly drops by Kara’s apartment and her place of work to ask for a favor that she could have either called or asked Jess to contact Kara for her, spends her evenings when she could be working on her company, trying to help Kara find a bunch of missing aliens and her own mother is a testament of how much she actually cares for Kara. Even in just a platonic sort of way. In fact, I think it’s much more compelling if it is platonic. 

Also consider that when Kara forgot about their lunch outing, she wasn’t angry or annoyed in the slightest that Kara forgot. She was completely understanding and even offered to help her friend. As a CEO, when your time is that valuable, it would be completely understandable if Lena was even the least bit frustrated that Kara forgot. But she wasn’t. And we all know that they probably just ended up rescheduling and causing Lena to rearrange at least a couple of meetings to spend time with Kara.

So in short, Lena is whipped as fuck. 

ok but what if malec get married on the anniversary of their first kiss? “exactly 5 years ago i almost got married,,, to a woman!” *the crowd gasps* “shocking, i know! but then this man stormed in all like ‘sorry am i late to the party?’, told my mum to fuck off and gave me the chance to make the best choice i ever made in my entire life. to choose myself. to choose love. to choose this handsome man right here. i am a lucky man, i know!” *laughs* “of course, lydia is a lovely woman and im glad she’s happy with her wife lindsay now but she wasn’t really,,, my type, to say the least. but this man is. Absolutely. my type. and i wanna spend the rest of my life with him. i know some of you might be wondering why we’re even getting married since according to my blonde brother jace here we’re 'already a disgustingly cute old-married couple that is raising 83727 kids together anyways’” *everyone laughs* “but still,,, i wanna make it official. i want everyone to be the witness of this. to witness how much i love this man. also, i really wanna be able to legally call him my husband, so there’s that”*everyone has put their hands on their hearts in awe & is smiling*

Vacation

Summary: You tag along on a family vacation with Shawn and his family and thing get a little steamy.

Requested: Yes

Shawn laughed at something his sister said as we exited the hotel elevator, the sound bringing a smile to my face. After a month of touring and a few weeks of recording, Shawn’s management has given him some time off. So, we are in Florida with Shawn younger sister and his parents.

He seems really happy and relaxed. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen him like that. Shawn interlaced his hand with mine, slightly startling me. I look up to find his concerned brown eyes looking down on me. I gave him a smile as Aaliyah bounded down the hallway and into the room she shared with her parents.

I got the card key to the room Shawn and I shared and swiped it, opening the door. Shawn and I made our way into the room, closing the door behind us. I started to make my way to the bathroom when Shawn pulled me close.

“Hey, you ok?” He asked our hands still interlaced. His brown eyes looked into mine full of concern. I nodded my head.  

“Yeah, why wouldn’t I be?”Shawn shrugged.

“I don’t know. You just seemed distant.”

“I was just thinking.” I explained.

“About what?”

“About you. It’s interesting watching you interact with your family. Watching you relax.” I explained. Shawn gave me a confused look. “There’s just different sides of you. There’s the professional work Shawn and then there’s the older brother and son Shawn.”

“Which one do you like?” He asked with a smile. I smiled back.

“I like both of them.” I whispered, giving him a peck on the lips. I started to make my way to the bathroom again when Shawn wrapped his arms around my waist and placed his lips on mine. I started to kiss back as his arms tightened around my waist. I wrapped my arms around his neck as he deepens the kiss. The kiss was slow and full of passion. I let out a moan as Shawn pressed me up against the nearest wall. I ran my hands through his hair, slightly tugging at it, causing him to moan.

I wrapped my legs around his torso as he picked me up and made his way to the bedroom without breaking the kiss. Once we got there, he laid me down gently and started to attack my neck with kisses. I closed my eyes, enjoying the feeling of his lips on me. I bit down on my bottom lip as he grazed over my soft spot.

“Shawn,” I panted. “We can’t. Your family’s in the next room.”

“I guess we’ll have to be quiet then.” He whispered in my ear, turning me on. I felt his hands travel down my body until he got to the waistline of my pants. I let out a shiver as his hands traveled down my stomach. He started unzipping my pants, sliding them off of me until I was in my underwear. His eyes racked my body as he dragged his tongue over his bottom lip.

He started to rub me slowly through my underwear, causing me to throw my head back against the pillow. I bit down hard on my bottom lip, trying to hold back a moan. Shawn started to rub me faster, creating more pleasure. I gripped the comforter under me as I tried to hold back my moans. He knows what he’s doing to me. Finally, I couldn’t take anymore and Shawn knew that when he crashed his lips against mine, swallowing the moans that escaped my lips.  

“Shawn…Baby, no teasing.” I breathed as I started to place kisses down his neck. I heard his breathing hitch as I got closer to his soft spot. I nibbled softly at his ear, kissing the spot right under it after, driving him crazy.

“Screw it.” He mumbled under his breath as he moved my underwear to the side, pumping his finger in and out of me at a steady pace. I closed my eyes and let out a shutter. I arched my back, biting on my lip so hard I’m surprised I didn’t draw blood. Shawn placed his lips back on mine, pumping his finger faster. I left out a soft whimper, biting down on his bottom lip. He let out a grunt as he curled his finger inside me. The pleasure was starting to become overwhelming.

I quickly grabbed the nearest pillow, breaking the kiss. Shawn let out a hiss. I placed the pillow over my mouth, unable to hold in my moans. Once my high washed over me I removed the pillow, still panting.

“You bit me.” He says, smirking as he wipes the blood off his bottom lip.  

“Sorry.” I pant. Suddenly there was a knock at the door. Shawn got up and answered it.

“What happened to you lip?” I hear Shawn’s mother ask. I can feel my cheek turning red.

“Oh, I tripped…over my guitar on the way in. Y/N was helping me clean it up.” Shawn lied.

“Oh. Well, I came to ask if you and Y/N would like to come have dinner with your sister, your father and I?

“Um, yeah. We’ll meet you there.” He said closing the door. He made his way back to me and I smiled.

“How long do you think we have?” I asked.

“10 minutes max before she comes and asks what’s taking so long.” Shawn replied flopping on the bed next to me.

“Good. I only need 5.” I said, placing my lips on his.

So I’m really wanting to explore the astral plane. My issue? I have no idea 😐 when I get comfortable and start to meditate, I can keep it up for 10 minutes max and then my brain either 1. Starts to go crazy with all my creative thought processes, or 2. I fall asleep. How do you guys get to the spiritual realm? How you meet other entities? Tell me your secrets please! I’m so sad and lonely..

2

Contrast: I think we only see Cameron drive once in season 1, and in the pilot, the only vehicle we see her in is a bus, which she has no control over, and which she has no chance of driving herself. To me, that squares with how she spends most of the pilot trying very hard to assert some kind of agency in a situation where she has very little control, and that she was manipulated into entering.

“Don’t leave a dog or anyone in a car when temperatures are above 65 degrees outside. Leaving windows only cracked doesn’t make a difference. With it 80 today, the inside of a car even with windows cracked can rise to 130 in 20 minutes. Don’t kill your dog.”

This was left on my husband’s vehicle when he ran in to the store for 10 minutes max and Dusty was left in the car.

And our governor just made it legal to smash windows if someone feels a dog is unsafe. While I’m glad we can take action, a lot of times people will jump the gun on it. I had a lady threaten to call the cops on me when I took Vincent to visit my mom at her work. It was maybe 70 outside, she saw me bring him in, then bring him back out to the car with windows almost half down, parked in the shade, she knew I was coming right back, etc.

I have notes in my car saying we are checking on them and I list my cell number. Sometimes it’s inevitable they have to be in the car :/ please try to find the owner first before smashing windows

some random iwaoimatsuhanas
  • oikawa loves taking baths!! even more so if one of his bfs are with him. they’re not into baths as much as oikawa tho and prefer showers but anything that makes him happy. oikawa has a huge collection of bath bombs and bath salts that he loves to use
  • iwa is about quick showers- 10 minutes max. he likes to save water and he never really understood people who took like 30 minutes in there. side eyes hanamaki. a certain someone, however, has a shower sex kink (side eyes hanamaki again) and sometimes iwa likes to indulge them
  • don’t ever let hanamaki shower without supervision. he will be there for hours (his record was 3 hours- “3 fricking hours takahiro,” “uhm?? excuse u?? it was only 2 hours and 47 minutes, thank u very much”). there’s even a house rule that under no circumstance is hanamaki allowed to shower when nobody else is home. so yes. pls keep ur takahiro under close supervision.
  • no one likes to shower with matsukawa because his showers are fucking 800°. whenever he exits the bathroom his skin’s always flushed red from the hot water and u can see all the steam escape and he- quote unquote- “looks like a demon from some scifi horror shit making his grand entrance into the land of the living”
  • before they started dating hanamaki used to be a camboy (it helped lots with his self-esteem) but then he stopped bc he felt his boyfriend wouldn’t like it. they actually don’t really mind tho and were fine with whatever made him happy but he still stopped
  • omg THE PET NAMES U GUYS. THE PET NAMES. u can bet!! hanamaki’s sweet ass!! that iwa has called everyone babe at least once!!! and it makes everyone absolutely melt. altho he usually reserves this for oikawa b/c matsuhana like to make fun of him for it ww
  • u know those popsicles u can get that split into two? oikawa hates those b/c mattsun and iwa always fight over who gets to split theirs with hanamaki (altho they only do this to get a rise out of oikawa ww. hanamaki also likes to add fuel to the fire. “oh what /ever/ am i supposed to do, how could i possibly choose between two hot men,” etc, etc). usually it’ll be mattsun who gives in and splits his with oikawa because he’s weak to oikawa’s pouty face ww more so than he’d like to admit www
  • oikawa and hanamaki sometimes get into heated arguments about?? the dumbest shit??? like iwa or matsu would be chilling in the bedroom or sth and all u hear from the living room is shit like “u call that spirit fingers? watch THIS” “those aren’t jazz hands, THESE are jazz hands”
  • yea
  • iwa walked in on this conversation, actually.. when hanamaki heard him come in he said “come on hajime, give me a-” quickly turning to him with that stupid look on his face and continuing- “jazz hand here” he never regretted his choice in boyfriends moreso than that point in time (that’s a lie)

Diffusing peppermint, lemon, and lemongrass to give me a bit of energy. Cleaned the living room, considering cleaning the kitchen and leaving my bedroom and bathroom for tomorrow, but then again I could just do it all tomorrow. But even if I just do dishes to start the kitchen tonight that would be good and it’d probably take 10 minutes max. ??? I’m just tired and just wanna get stoned tbh lol. Just facetimed my family and dogs for a bit so now I’m back on my couch, hence being tired again 🙃 bleh

Titanic Discussion Video...

No matter what I do, the video keeps getting blocked for copyright on YouTube. I don’t understand! I’ve watched so many video reviews where they showed so much footage! Someone even uploaded the ENTIRE MOVIE on YouTube minus the Jack & Rose scenes… (literally an hour of footage!) yet THAT’S not taken down? But my hour long video that uses maybe 5-10 minutes of footage max, all chopped up, WITH me talking over it, and used (fairly imo) to support a case – gets blocked world wide??? Really? This is months of preparation, days of recording, hours of editing and exporting… down the drain. There’s no way I can really fix a lot of the things they keep “claiming” at this point. I was so excited and proud of this video. I’m so upset. I am determined to find a way to get this on YouTube.

anonymous asked:

i'm having an internal dilemma- who'd be more clingy alec or magnus? at first i thought magnus bc magnus is very outgoing but then again like once alec gets comfortable he's super loyal like he hugs izzy all the time help

They both are high up on the clinginess scale, but Magnus is definitely the clingiest. No doubt. I think it’s a universally accepted truth among the fandom that he is Weak when it comes to Alec. Lets discuss

- Whenever I think of magnus wanting Alec’s attention, I think of a pet cat annoyed at being ignored. really, imagine him purposely stepping on Alec’s heels when theyre walking together because alec has gone more than 10 seconds without looking at him, or draping himself over alec like he’s liquid; hanging off alec’s back when alec is making coffee and nuzzling into the warmth of his neck, and laying across alec’s lap on the couch and sighing loudly when alec ignores him because he cares about the book he’s reading more (truthfully alec is so immersed in the book he doesn’t even notice magnus trying to get his attention, but magnus likes to add a dramatic flair to his narrative)

- “Oh? So you’re just that friendly with everybody, is that it?”

- I mean, magnus has been clingy since the very beginning.

- Sitting with alec all through the night and into the morning the first time he healed him (dude that was the second time he ever interacted w alec hes in way too Deep)

- Mr. I’m-The High-Warlock-Of-Brooklyn-Who-Dares-Disturb-Me doing millions of things for free and protecting alec and his friends and family and fighting in a war that has nothing to do with him, just to see alec

- “Still I pictured having you for fifty, sixty more years. I thought I might be ready then to let you go. But it’s you, and I realize now that I won’t be any more ready to lose you then than I am right now. Which is not at all.” Sure this is heartbreaking and all but…, clingy much?? C’mon dude that’s gay

- This isn’t exactly an attribution to his clinginess but magnus is always so proud of alec for everything he does, whether its getting an amazing shot off his bow or making pancakes. He follows alec around with fan signs and applauses alec every time he breathes

- When he misses alec (24/7) he just talks about him. To anyone. His cat. Tessa. Jem. Isabelle. An annoyed client. A nosy demon. eventually ragnor and raphael both learn alec’s schedule so they know to ignore magnus’s calls when alec isn’t home

- It’s an official rule that alec kiss magnus the second he gets home

- When theyre not together (and sometimes when alec’s only a room apart from him) magnus texts alec constantly. Especially when alec’s working. Alec ignores the messages until he’s done with work, and then he reads through all of them, smiling at all of the where are you’s and the come home already’s and the I’m so lonely the chairman wont let me pet him please come home so I can hug you’s. magnus never texts, are you safe? or please don’t take unnecessary risks tonight, I miss you too much, because he’d rather alec think he’s clingy than upset alec with his worry

- When hes home alone and has nothing else to distract him he’ll show up at the institute to watch alec train, and when alecs done magnus will kiss the part of his forehead with the least sweat and give him a bottle of water. He ignores alec’s “sorry I was busy” and “I know us hacking at dummies is boring” and says simply “I wanted to see you”. alec may or may not drop whatever weapon he picks up next because hes too busy blushing to think clearly

- Or instead magnus will stay home and go through pictures of him and alec together, he sends alec his favorites with captions like, “remember this?” and, “god, this was my favorite day with you” it helps when he misses alec and he likes the satisfaction of knowing alec gets flustered when he gets the texts

-  “do you even want me here” “magnus, its our wedding night. Of course I do” “then why won’t you hold my hand” “i’m eating” “Alecccccc”

- Alec taking max out for a father-son playdate and magnus responding to the picture alec sends him of the two of them “you guys look like youre having so much fun without me ://” alec: “we’ll be home in 10 minutes. Max got you a present” magnus: “I’ll make cookies”


But im completely lying, because alec has been head over heels for magnus from the beginning and being unsure about them and himself doesn’t stop him from always wanting to be with magnus

- Alec my city is under attack and people are dying all around us and theres a good chance we’ll die but I need to know RIGHT NOW why you never called me back Lightwood

- Alec whining throughout the entire process of magnus putting on makeup (but he likes to watch and sometimes magnus lets him pick colors)

- completely wrapping himself around magnus like a human pretzel on the mornings alec is free but magnus has clients. “five more minutes” “i’m already ten minutes late” “please” (giving up with no fight at all) “okay.”

- he misses magnus so badly when he works. usually magnus waits up for alec to get home, but sometimes its so late when alec gets home he’s already in bed. alec will strip and climb into bed as quietly as he can, content to be near magnus. but sometimes he can’t wait for the next morning to talk to him so he’ll wake magnus up if only to say goodnight. after, alec wraps his arms around magnus’s chest and they both fall asleep smiling.

anonymous asked:

Hi, my boyfriend rarely gives me attention he goes days without talking to me. And when he does it for 10 minutes max and he barely sees me. So I have this guy bestfriend that's always showing me attention and texting and yesterday we went out w couple of friends and he kissed me and I don't know what to do.

what kind of boyfriend is he tho if he barely gives u attention like honey u deserve much more than that. talk to ur bf abt it, if shit dont change then break up n go w ur best friend!! but thats just me omg 

Palpatine in PT

I was casually flipping through PT screencaps when I noticed this subtle/not so sublte thing with Sheev and Valorum When Queen Amidala and her ship finally arrive on Naboo and the welcome party comes to greet them, this is the first time we officially meet Palaptine and Valorum. 

Good old Sheev speaks first. And it’s only after he’s done and gives Valorum this look

does the Chancellor speak.

Maybe this is protocol. Maybe the system/planet-in-crisis’ senator is supposed to address the queen first rather than having the highest ranking person lead. I can’t help reading this as evidence of how puppetlike Valorum has become (allowed himself to become/ is. idk, that’s a whole other post) and how in control Palpatine is of this situation. They haven’t been on-planet for thirty seconds, and Palpatine is already pulling the strings. 

Also check out this shot just before the above exchange

Usually the more important person is in focus, which given the super political nature of this film is presumably whoever ranks highest. Never in this short shot does the focus leave Sheev, (which kind of echoes this shot that kind of encapsulates this whole post.)

Palpatine is this film all of 10 minutes max and we get these really subtle cues in his first introduction of who the real problem is. Valorum might be the elected head of this 1,000 year old Republic, but this senator from a nowhere Republic system calls the shots. Yeah, it’s not a super revelation that the Sith are the titular Phantom Menace, but it’s this Sith that’s the danger. The smiling, grandfatherly little shit that manipulates a flipping smart young woman into eliminating his rival and propelling him to power. It’s THIS

not this

that you have to watch out for. It’s the smiling politician, not some raging sith, that leads Anakin down to the dark side.

aphroditeinthetomb  asked:

MMMMMAD PARENTS

who’s the cuddler: MAX. 100% MAX. It’s like Furiosa can’t do anything by herself tbh. She sits down and within 10 minutes Max is there too. He has the weirdest (RE: best) habit of pulling Furiosa into his lap. Max is very tactile once he’s comfortable around someone and he is the most comfortable around Furiosa so there you go.

who makes the bed: Furiosa. Max honestly doesn’t see the point so she ends up doing it every time. 

who wakes up first: Max doesn’t sleep much in the first place. So more often then not, when Furiosa wakes up he has been awake for hours. It worries her, but it isn’t something they can do much about. Max is content to hold her until she wakes for the day.

who has the weird taste in music: Max has the absolute strangest taste in music. No one really knows where he even hear half the stuff. Furiosa doesn’t mind but he usually lets her pick what they listen to anyways.

who is more protective: They are fiercely protective of each other. You could say Furiosa is more protective, but the truth is that she is more protective openly. Max knows that she can handle herself and so he doesn’t get involved unless he feels he is needed. Furiosa will jump on anyone who says a negative word about Max. Insulting him in front of her is a death sentence in itself.

who sings in the shower: Furiosa. It helps calm her and passes the time quickly. Max likes to listen to her sing.

who cries during movies: Max is a cryer. During sad movies he can be seen crying into Furiosa’s shoulder while she rubs his back. He cries especially when bad things happen to animals in movies.

who spends the most while out shopping: Furiosa, but only because Max insists that he doesn’t need much. Whenever Furiosa asks if he wants something he just kind of shrugs and she sighs. If she really thinks it’s something he would like she buys it anyways.

who kisses more roughly: Furiosa. Max is often very gentle and sweet.

who is more dominate: Furiosa. Max is content to let her do what she likes.

my rating of the ship from 1-10: 10 I fucking love this ship

anonymous asked:

So, if they "begin again" in 4.21, how do they get back to "let's get married" in 2 episodes? That's pretty lightning quick fixing.

Sigh. Did you read my whole response Anon? Sometimes I feel like people don’t read everything through before they fire off a message. lol There’s an EXCELLENT chance that song title doesn’t refer to Olicity and instead Arrow as a whole. Olicity isn’t Marc’s only focus ;)

But, for arguments sake, let’s say it is.  How is that lightening fast???? I’m not seeing it. It’s not like Oliver and Felicity are actually starting from scratch here. Neither of them are suffering permanent memory loss. They do have a four year relationship. They were engaged. So, let’s take “begin again” with a grain of salt. It’s a figure of speech. Also, please keep in mind that Felicity didn’t end things with Oliver because she’s not in love with him anymore. Or because she didn’t want to marry him anymore. She ended things because she was angry with him. She ended things because she felt there were serious trust issues. And rightfully so. 

But I feel like people are acting like this is an INSURMOUNTABLE feat Arrow has to achieve by the end of the season and I gotta be honest with you… it’s just not. Remember last season when Oliver was Al Sah-him? The episode prior he married Nyssa 

and KILLED FELICITY!!!

Everyone was banging their heads against the wall. Oh how will Arrow fix them? How is it possible? (Not me. I was drunk). Uh… it took the sum total of three conversations:

1) Felicity yelled at Oliver.

2) Oliver and Felicity talked about how he fucked up. 

Felicity told Oliver how to fix it with a speech of a lifetime. 

3. Oliver fixed it and asked Felicity to run away with him.

And… she did.

I think total screen time it added up to less than 7 minutes. And that was probably less “build up” than what Arrow has in store for this season. How about Season 2?

1) Oliver asked Sara to move in with him in 2x20

2) Sara dumps Oliver because even she can see he’s in love with Felicity. 2x20

3) Oliver believes he can’t stop Slade. Felicity tells him to remove head from ass with a speech of a lifetime. 2x22

4) Oliver tells Felicity he loves her. 2x23

Hell, they even tried to toss Laurel in last minute as a viable “whoever you love the most” option just to mess with our heads. If there’s any season that should give you whiplash it’s S2. Except… it doesn’t because the build up IS THERE.

Even in Season 1!!! Arrow put L*uriver together 

and then one episode later they were blowing them up. 

And who were they priming to be the vigilante’s biggest supporter? FELICITY. This happened in the span of two episodes. Felicity’s speech? It was less than a minute. It was one line.  But it told us everything we needed to know.

Arrow hits all the right notes at the right time. But it’s still ARROW. They aren’t going to spend 40 minutes of a 42 minute show talking about and focusing on Olicity. We’re gonna get a couple of scenes, adding up to a total of 10 minutes per episode MAX, and that’s gonna be the ballgame. And you know what? It works! Arrow will hit all the right emotional points because they always do. 

Once Oliver and Felicity decide to begin again… they will. Once Oliver proves himself worthy… he will be worthy. Once Felicity decides to trust Oliver again… she’ll trust him. Once Felicity decides to forgive Oliver… he’ll be forgiven. 

Speaking from personal experience, it’s not that difficult to forgive someone you love. It’s forgiveness. You just give it. You don’t always give it because it’s deserved. You give it because it’s needed. For both of you. You give it because you love him/her. It’s a choice. Once the choice is made it’s as effortless as loving. Yes, the build up has to be there. The work has to be there and Oliver will do the work. Let’s not even question that okay? But once Felicity decides… it takes all of three seconds. It’s as simple as saying “I forgive you.”

And once we’re there… we’re at marriage again folks. Deciding to be with Oliver and deciding to marry Oliver are the SAME DECISION now. It’s why she took the ring off in the first place. For the rest of the season, Arrow is going to focus on getting the ring back ON. That’s SEVEN EPISODES until the finale. That’s a MILLENNIUM compared to what we normally get. 

And Olicity is already in a relationship! They already know they work. They already know they are blissfully happy. The foundation is strong. Let’s not forget one of the major reasons Arrow chose this particular “break up” storyline is that it was big enough to break Olicity up, but not so big that they couldn’t put it back together quickly. Oliver made a mistake. A huge mistake. But let’s not toss the baby out with the bath water here. The relationship between Oliver and Felicity is still immensely strong. Their love is so strong that it’s going to be the force to pull them through this. 

This isn’t a fantasy. Yes, this is fiction, but I’ve experienced this in real life. It’s absolutely feasible. Love pulls you through anger & hurt. Love pulls you through to forgiveness. It’s all one big bundle. It’s a relationship. IT’S MARRIAGE. It saddens me that the concept of forgiveness seems so unfathomable to people. 

It also saddens me that there continues to be a complete lack of faith in the writers and Olicity. They always fix whatever they break, so I do not understand the complete lack of trust. After four years, I believe they’ve earned our faith.

So, maybe for this season can we not do this? Can we not flip out and play the “oh how will the Arrow writers have time to fix Olicity” game? There’s always time to fix Olicity. They make time. IT’S THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. After four years (and fuck yes I’m including Season 1 in that) Olicity has always completed their season arc. The writers always return to the center.

This is part of the reason why I don’t get obsessed about episode number. This is why I’m not obsessed with the WHEN. How Arrow manages to pace out all the beats of the Olicity reunion isn’t my top concern. When those moments happen aren’t my concern either. I JUST KNOW THEY WILL HAPPEN. The rest? That’s the fun. That’s the story unfolding. I’ll tell you what… the less you worry about what episode number certain things are happening the more fun Arrow is. 

When you view Arrow from a story arc perspective, from a PENDULUM perspective, it becomes very easy to see the trajectory. It’s a trajectory they’ve remained faithful to for FOUR YEARS because these writers are good storytellers. They aren’t going to buck the trend because a strong story structure is what makes a good story! 4x15 was the pendulum swinging to the bottom. They broke up. Everything else that comes next is the climb. The pendulum swinging its way back up until we reach the top… the season finale. 

They do this every season. There’s time. THERE IS ALWAYS TIME.