Just go listen to these songs- if you like angst…(I do too). Couldn’t find any songs about double denim, though. (That’s probably a good thing) I think I’ll just smush the songs in based on artist.
See You Again- Charlie Puth & Wiz Khalifa- geez this song is sad. Go listen to both versions, with and without the rapping.
One Call Away- Charlie Puth- Okay I had to put this one on here, if only because of the pun. No apologies.
Demons- Imagine Dragons- I swear, this is Call’s theme song. I counted the lyrics a few years back to see how many of them could DIRECTLY RELATE to Call and his soul, and I think I got like 24/45 correlated lyrics. This was before our Golden Boy took a nap, too. I don’t even want to know what the count is now.
Dream- Imagine Dragons- This song is nearly as angsty as Demons. good shit
Radioactive- Imagine Dragons- Again, the angst.
Locked Away- R. City- Nothing like those Panopticon vibes, eh?
Control- Halsey- Dam this is a good song. Perfect for Call. “And all the kids cried out, please stop you’re scaring me, I can’t help this awful energy, Goddamn right you should be scared of me, who is in control?”
Gasoline- Halsey- Really good song. I feel like for half of these songs my only justification for putting them on there is that they are full of angst- but? they are? and it’s? awesome?
Ghost- Halsey- One of the lyrics is literally “what happened to the soul that you used to be?”
Goner -twenty one pilots- Sad and angsty…
Tear In My Heart- tøp- Cute little love story, and I can’t help but wish Magisterium was like this
Doubt -tøp- Call and his inferiority complex, anyone?
Heavydirtysoul -tøp- “Can you save, can you save my heavydirtysoul?” Taps into those Enemy of Death vibes
Not Today - tøp- Is literally the song equivalent of
Call: NOPE. NOT GONNA DEAL WITH ME BEING THE ENEMY RIGHT NOW. IMMA WALK THROUGH THE GATE. I DON’T CARE. NOT TODAY.
The Judge -tøp- If the tsm snippet hadn’t come out, this is how I might’ve imagined Call’s Panopticon trial going. (Don’t miss the “Josh Dun!” at the end of the song)
Car Radio -tøp- jeez I have a lot of tøp songs!!! but!! that’s!!! because!!! they’re!! worth!!! it!!! This song is kind of up there with Goner. Good. Really good.
Ode To Sleep- tøp- angsty sad Call. What else do I need to say
For the last tøp song, I present -Holding On To You- LOVE this song! I guess it’s in the ‘happy aftermath when Aaron is alive and jascalronmara are all hugging and holding on to each other and I’m so excited because I’m positive that will happen’ category
Lean On- Major Lazer- The sort of badass song I have a feeling Tamara’s the star of
Girls Like Girls- Hayley Kiyoko- gimme all the adorable telia 😊!!!! all of it!!! (Don’t forget to watch the music video, it’s the Best™)
and another angst prompt! "do. not. fucking. touch me." because the touch-starved stuff got me fucked up.
Yo I don’t want there to be a rumble but @kt-the-destroyer and @thatdamnokie have two very different tastes when it comes to touch based prompts 😂😂😂
I delivered on the fluff now it’s back to your regularly scheduled programming of angst
“If [3x15] is anti-Olicity, it’s even more anti-Lauriver” — Laurel Brown
Okay, so this just highlights once again that the Arrow writers totally know what they’re doing here.
By this stage, The Gugg and the rest of the crew are totally on board with the skittish nature of the Olicity fandom. This is pretty much the Olicity fandom at any given moment…
We startle real easy… and there may be the smallest amount of drama queen thrown into the mix, just to make it that much more fun.
So, what’s a writer to do when they still want us to watch, but need to develop a s/l around two characters where they grow and evolve before coming together?
Well, obviously there has to be angst, and it’s a 20+ episode long season… of a (hopefully) at least 5-6 season show, so, it’s all about pacing.
But how to put the Olicity fans through hell, but keep them coming back?
Sure, Olicity needs to have these angsty, ‘we’re a million miles apart’ moments, so that they have a journey back to not where they used to be, but a better, more evolved situation. But how to prevent the fandom from overreacting? There’s the big question.
So, each week they put out spoilers, warning us to prepare for more Olicity conflict (which I love BTW), so the Olicity fandom can brace accordingly…
And we’re holding it together, but now we’re over half way through the season and it feels like we’ve been holding it together forever and people are starting to get a little fragile.
The writers know they have to play more beats in the Olicity story yet, how to prevent a mass Olicity reaction akin to this while we play out those beats…
Simples… give them a little reassurance… yes, it sucks to be an Olicity fan right now… but trust me, it sucks to be a Lauriver fan even more.
Everyone knows that someone else’s misery takes the edge off your own. Am I proud making that observation…?
No, not really, but it’s the truth. Yes, Olicity are going through a rocky patch right now, but their romantic s/l is still very much alive and kicking. Lauriver… well… sounds like now is a time to put a fork in it… it’s done.
There is no romantic s/l playing out between Oliver and Laurel. It’s done. Can I say that’s a forever thing? Well, no. I don’t think anyone with half a brain will lock down and say 'never’ about a lot of things in the future. But the writers are obviously not planning anything romantic for Lauriver in the short or even relatively long term. As a crime fighting duo, sure, that’s a huge s/l arc which is just opening up, but romantically… umm, see Rick and the bicycle girl corpse from above.
So, yes, the writers are serving up more Olicity angst, but cleverly, they’re also cognizant of the fact it’s been a long season for Olicity fans. They’re leaving us breadcrumbs to sustain us. Like last week’s unexpected Olicity goodness in 'The Return’. They’re reassuring us that this angst for Olicity isn’t to build a way back to Lauriver. They’re telling us not to give up. To hang in there, they’re not done yet… but they’re being subtle… kinda…
That is all… I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming…