Let's be nice to each other please
To the anon that sent me a bunch of hate (not posting bc it was really rude, explicit, and it was like 12 different messages):
I understand your frustrations about the show Arrow, and I get that you are mad about some of the choices. So am I. But please don’t hate me for liking Felicity. I support all female characters on the show. This is a positive blog.
I liked Laurel a lot, and I was very sad to see her go (I literally was sobbing, ok?). I do not bad mouth her character or say anything against her. I have never attacked her, and coming onto my blog to attack me was unnecessary and cruel.
Just because I am a Felicity blog doesn’t mean I am against Laurel. I love both. I was angry when they killed her off, and she deserved a lot better. I don’t make Laurel gifs or post a lot about her, not because I don’t like her, but because this is a Felicity blog. Felicity Smoak is my all time favorite character and this blog is for her. I track felicity tags, and I literally only have felicity content on my dash. NOT because I don’t like Laurel, but because I’m focusing on her.
I can’t say this enough, but we don’t have to pit female characters against each other. I understand not liking a certain character, you are entitled to it, but I personally love all female characters, and me supporting one doesn’t mean I’m not supporting another.
Telling me I am a dumb b**ch for defending Felicity is also not cool. If you don’t like her, you don’t have to read my defense of her! The title of the post was literally Felicity Smoak Appreciation. If you don’t want to read it, literally don’t.
So the next time you decide go into someone’s inbox and leave so much hate (such as telling them to kill themselves) all because of FICTIONAL characters, please reconsider. Arrow is a TV show. Yes the characters and the show are important to me, but at the end of the day, it’s just a SHOW. It’s not real. And it’s not worth attacking real people and being horrible to them for a fictional show.
This fandom can be so toxic and people get so caught up in shipping and stanning characters that we forget that there are people behind these computer screens. Getting hateful messages to kill myself and calling me a b**ch hurts. I am a person, someone you have never met, and you have no idea how much your words can affect me. As much as I’d like to say that I can brush it off, it really does sting, and I’m begging people not to go into inboxes just to send anon hate.