May I ask, what turned you off from olicity?
You may ask. Really, it started with 4x08. I hated the way they wrote the conflict between them pre-Barry resetting time. And then it made me realize it actually reflected patterns in their relationship and how much I didn’t like said patterns. Patterns that I was kind of blinded to earlier by shipper goggles that 4x08 ripped off. I tried to stay invested in the ship after that, but I liked it less and less as the season continued until I finally stopped trying to make myself keep liking it.
There’s probably more detail if I have any posts tagged anti-o.licity but I don’t exactly want to write out a whole meta on the subject. I know it’s not everyone’s interpretation and I can respect that, but I found the ship to be too focused on Oliver’s “damage” and how he kept having to be proven worthy of her and she was written as rightfully angry anytime she perceived Oliver to be “regressing.” I also found it to be a pattern that Felicity walked away from Oliver a lot, even pre-them getting together, and it was up to Oliver to fight for wanting to be with her when she was perfectly capable of fighting to be with him when he was afraid it was too dangerous. I found there were plenty of double-standards when it came to how forgivable their sometimes very similar actions were.
(Again, I’m well aware this isn’t everyone’s perception of the ship & I’m really only sharing this because you asked. I’d prefer my policy on this to be “ship & let ship,” so if there are o.licity fans seeing this, I’m sorry. But I’m also not going to debate it.)