He’s a man in need of companionship, in need of love, to be honest with himself. I think he honestly loves Felicity. I think Felicity honestly loves him.
David Ramsey on Oliver Queen and why his character, John Diggle, is such a big supporter of Oliver and Felicity being together, in an interview with Nuke the Fridge. The interview is a bit spoilery, so be warned (X)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Photoshop.
Final one in the set.
Turns out I can be quite productive on a rainy day. Wasn’t sure on this one, though - Think I like it better without the outline of Indy (so it’s just the landscape) but then it wouldn’t really fit in with the other 3. Mind you, I guess you could argue this film didn’t really fit in with the other 3, as it was a bit rubbish. Ouch.
Had a great weekend at Nuke the Fridge Con with most of my Bat family. Most of us were out of costume or in variations of ourselves. I need to rest up because next weekend I have the Batman ‘89 midnight showing in Los Angeles as “movie premiere Harley Quinn” and the rest of the weekend at Long Beach Comic Con as the Clown Princess running around and causing mayhem.
We went with an Avengers theme. Captain ‘Merica and Black Widow. We left before the cosplay contest. (Cons are much more difficult when your hung over just for the record. :P) But we ran into these two and they were kinda awesome. :)
Nuke the Fridge: Diggle seems to be the biggest advocate for Oliver and Felicity getting together, isn’t he?
David Ramsey: Yeah, Diggle’s a big Ollicity fan, right?
Nuke: What does he see, and the rest of us see, that Oliver doesn’t see?
David Ramsey: Normalcy for Oliver. I think Diggle’s always been the guy, when Diggle joined the team he told Oliver that Oliver doesn’t know what it means to consistently, repeatedly kill someone, what that does to the human spirit. That, along with Tommy’s death, and Felicity’s urging, kind of moved him away from killing people into this hero he’s now become. Also part of what Diggle has been pushing for is being true to who he is. He’s a man in need of companionship, in need of love, to be honest with himself. I think he honestly loves Felicity. I think Felicity honestly loves him. And I think that Diggle sees that relationship as, again, just another piece of him embracing his humanity. I think that’s why he’s a fan of it.
Nuke: Oliver’s worried about protecting Felicity, but she’s already on the team. She’s already in danger so they might as well be together.
David Ramsey: Like Diggle told Oliver, it’s not Oliver’s choice as to who stays, why they’re here. This is now our crusade as much as it is his. Felicity’s here because she wants to be, so she’s quite aware that she’s placing herself in mortal danger. So am I. So is Roy. We’re here because we believe in what we’re doing. And that decision gets cemented in Oliver’s absence. So there’s no reason why he can’t be with Felicity because Felicity’s here because she wants to be. The same way Diggle has a wife and a child and he fights crime at night, in his mind there’s no reason why Oliver can’t do the same.
For the love of all that’s vigorous and scintillating, “fridging” does not merely mean that a woman has been killed in a story. The term has a very specific meaning, and when you broaden it to leave that meaning behind, you both a) ignore the problem the term was meant to engage with, and b) begin to set women apart from the consequences and possibilities that apply to the other characters around them.
I need to be clear about something– I’m not here to put force fields around any category of character; the drive for equality means I want to smash all the pedestals. Everyone gets to do everything, everyone gets to be everything, everyone gets to reap the consequences. My commitment is to try not to replicate any more insulting, outdated, unexamined tropes in my work… not to never upset you. Certainly not to promise never to allow harm to come to a certain class of character.
THERE ARE NO–
OKAY. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS EXCEPT ONE GENERAL CATEGORY THAT IS MOSTLY EXCEPTED BECAUSE COME THE FUCK ON. KITTIES.
Dan Fogelman was at the press junket for Danny Collins today, the directorial debut of the prolific screenwriter and producer. Since Danny Collins is a drama about a musician with fictional music, it was easy to transition talk into Galavant, the ABC musical comedy series Fogelman produces. Though nothing is official yet, Fogelman says it is likely we’ll see a season two of Galavant.
“I think so, yeah,” Fogelman said. “We don’t have official word yet but we’re hopeful. It looks good. They never tell you until May but all indications are pretty positive.”
It’s been really funny, the more I spend time with [Claire] and the more I’m working. I see so many similarities between us but she’s much more courageous. She’s a very strong, strong character and I think playing that role has given me a lot of strength. I’m embarking on the biggest job of my career to date. It’s been a really big responsibility. The first six episodes are told solely through my point of view so it’s a huge workload. I think she’s really strong-willed, a strong woman, tenacious. I think in a strange way playing her has given me a lot of that strength.
From Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe On Fat Horses and Book Soup on Nuke the Fridge
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