honesty and trust

What the signs fall in love with
  • Aries: passion, caring, sharing things, darkness, stability, mutual feelings
  • Taurus: honesty, common interests, passionate and meaningful conversations
  • Gemini: deep talks, stargazing, feeling special, make out sessions
  • Cancer: honesty, emotional trust, pretty eyes, loyalty, sweetness
  • Leo: confidence, uniqueness, cute laughs, night drives,
  • Virgo: communication, intellect, sensitivity, quality time, aesthetical prettiness
  • Libra: playfulness, closeness, caring words, keeping promises, adoration
  • Scorpio: mysteries, passionate kisses, inside jokes, intense staring, good humor
  • Sagittarius: freedom, late nights, good smells, cute smiles, small talk
  • Capricorn: faithfulness, happiness, dancing, passion, hard working people
  • Aquarius: breaking rules, laughs, mind connections, softness
  • Pisces: affection, coziness, observant minds, inside jokes, organization
Truth: Arrow 5x20 Review (Underneath)

Arrow isn’t a perfect television show. To be fair, I don’t know one that is, but I never needed Arrow to be perfect.  All I need from Arrow is a good story.  My frustrations with Oliver and Felicity’s break up, and the Baby Mama storyline, aren’t a secret. I found their break up to be wildly problematic on multiple levels. However, the one caveat I always held to was if Arrow can piece together some interesting character growth for Oliver and Felicity it would go a long way of easing my ruffled feathers. We’ve been dealing with the ramifications of Oliver’s lie about William since 4x08. That’s 35 episodes. We’ve waited a long time for Oliver and Felicity’s individual arcs to come to fruition.

The wait was worth it. At least for me.

Our perceptions of “good story” vary as widely as our perceptions of “perfect” but “Underneath” is a good story for me.  It’s almost perfect. 35 episodes. This road was long. It was hard but, in the end, I feel like I understand. It connects all the dots that need to be connected (and some I didn’t expect) while delivering some real character development that feels earned.

In the midst of the crazy world of arrows, masks, Mirakuru soldiers, 15 different canaries and Barry Allen resides the relationships between Oliver and Felicity

and Original Team Arrow. 

These characters, and the love they have for one another, is the sanity in all the madness. It’s the real in the fiction. Oliver, Felicity and Diggle are the beating heart of Arrow for a reason. The love we have for these characters is the reason we watch and “Underneath” returns Arrow to center. It focuses on the love stories that made us fall in love with the show. In particularly, it brings Oliver and Felicity’s individual arcs to fruition and FINALLY merges their roads into one again.

Trust. Honesty. Forgiveness. Compassion. Humility. These aren’t always popular concepts in our society, but they are the building blocks to any relationship. You lose one, the whole house can come down on you. Love feels like it has its own inertia, like it chooses you and not the other way around. And maybe that’s true. Maybe we can’t choose who we love.  However, we can choose how we love.

If you are either Team Felicity or Team Oliver in the break-up- Baby-Mama-drama then there’s probably things about “Underneath” you didn’t like. As for me, I believe there are things both Oliver and Felicity need to learn from the breakup and “Underneath” addresses those things. But more than anything, I am ready for Arrow to rebuild what they broke. I am ready for Arrow to fix it. Are you?

Buckle up. This is, by far, my longest review. We’re going all the way back to the pilot and discuss about five different episodes. This took me about 22 hours to write. No need to comment on how long it is. I am well are.

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I salute your integrity and patience; your sense of commitment on making sure that your significant other feels secure and will stay significant in your life and relationship as long as it lasts. How you’re adjusting (if you’re in a new relationship) and how well you’ve adjusted (if you’re in a long term one) your daily schedules just to communicate with them. And how you’re incorporating them in everything you do—whether you send them a selfie of you doing your job or drinking coffee—just to make them feel that they are a part of your everyday routine even if they’re miles and miles away.

Being in a relationship is never easy, but when there’s physical distance in between, maintaining one is an altogether different experience. You feel like the world is against you. You have to constantly hear and battle criticisms because long distance relationship is not a real relationship is what they say. So sometimes you’re urged to prove that yes, it is! Because what else could you call yours? You go to your Facebook profile and post screenshots of your Skype dates and tagging your significant other just so you could get people’s whispers of negativity off your back, because your relationship will last and you’re working on it.

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My thoughts on SPN episode 12x19:

  • Oh snap. This is some trigger warning shit up in here. 
  • YAAASSSSSSS to Cas being honest about where he was and what he was doing. YASSSSSS TO HONESTY. 
  • Ok ok ok I know I have shipper goggles on. I’ll own that. But this Dean being mad at Cas scene… this is like every fanfic I’ve ever read. And it is giving me life. 
  • Dean admitted he was worried about Cas. Legit said that it was not okay for Cas to just go missing because he wAS WORRIED. IT HAS BEEN TEN MINUTES. THE EPISODE COULD JUST END HERE AND I’D BE COOL WITH THAT. 
  • “You, me, and Sam. We’re just better together… so let’s go Team Free Will.” YASSSSSS DEAN. THIS IS ALL I’VE EVER WANTED.
  • Are you frickin’ KIDDING ME!? Cas left??? And stole the colt??? And is going rogue??? After that heartfelt talk???? UUUUGHHHHHHH why writers why??? THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS.
  • I’m mad as hell. Answer your damn phone Cas.
  • Ok, Cas, you have the girl. You’re having second thoughts about murdering her. WHY haven’t you called Dean or Sam yet??
  • Welp. Guess I was wrong about the whole honesty and trust thing between the Winchesters and Cas thing. 
  • LOLLLLLL Dean saying, “It’s like herding cats” when referring to Cas is the best. 
  • WHHHYYYYYYY would Dean just give up his keys? Like. Come on man. 
  • Is Cas being… manipulated by an unborn baby? Yeeeeeah no thanks. 
  • Aw I miss Joshua’s other vessel :( 
  • Nooooo not the colt *cries tears of endless sadness* 
  • I love Cas being badass. I love Cas healing Dean. 
  • I do NOT love Cas being weird as hell and just abandoning the Winchesters. NOT A FAN. NOT. A. FAN. 

In conclusion: The mixtape scene was everything. EVERYTHING. 

orangeisorange replied to your post “Well… hello there. Very interesting. Lyla is back for 5x19.”

I love your reviews, thanks for writing them. The problem I have with Olicity is that a reunion would be contingent upon things we haven’t seen on-screen. Oliver and Felicity hardly feel like friends anymore, so it’s all based on the fact that the writers are delaying the confrontation to end all confrontation. My fear is that it might not happen.

I thought your comment was really interesting @orangeisorange, so I wanted to kick it up to a separate post to respond to it. Hope that’s okay. I would say that if we are feeling a distance between Olicity this year then that’s appropriate. There is a distance between them. Yes, they’ve figured out how to work together. They are fighting crime together, but they haven’t worked out their personal issues.  They aren’t addressing them, because (like I said) if they do then they’ll get back together and Arrow is trying to milk this. Not unusual for a television show. We want the conversations to happen in 5x05 or heck even in Season 4. Arrow decides to push it to the back half of Season 5. The push/pull dynamic on pacing between writers/network and audience is always a frustrating one, but it’s the reality of a television show.

Are Oliver and Felicity as close as they were in Season 4 or maybe even Season 3? NO. That is intentional. They are intentionally leaving this wall between them because A) they are trying to move on and B) they don’t know how to fix what went wrong between them, despite the intense love they feel for one another. Is that frustrating as a viewer? Yes. We can scream, “TALK!” at the top of our lungs, but it’s not going to happen until it happens. Does Olicity work better together than apart? Yes. Does the show work better when they are together? Yes. I’m not saying there isn’t room for complaint, but I don’t necessarily find Oliver and Felicity’s behavior towards one another out of character for the situation they are in. 

That’s not to say there isn’t a rebuild. That’s not to say Arrow hasn’t put in the narrative beats so that when these conversations finally come it makes sense. Closing this distance, finding their way back to one another, is a huge piece of their individual arcs. Simply because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Nor should we really expect it to happen in episode 5 or episode 14 of a season. That’s just not how episodic television works. Frustrating? Yes, but watching a 23 episode season live is a long and arduous process. 

I don’t really agree this confrontation is contingent on things we haven’t seen on screen. We’ve seen the progression of this rebuild on screen all season long. For those who don’t see the rebuild, there’s something I do sometimes. It’s a little trick I play in my mind. Arrow is very much like Buffy where the romantic relationship is a core tennant of the show, but it’s not a main focus of the show. There’s episodes that focus on Olicity and then there’s many episodes that don’t. We get smaller moments, snip its, or none at all. This is true of  every single season of Arrow. So, sometimes what I do to see the narrative beats, is remove those in between episodes and focus on the big Olicity ones.

5x01 - Diggle kicks off the season long question that Oliver has to answer.

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Unlikely duo

Request: Could I please request an imagine where the reader is a river vixen, of high popularity, and considers cheryl and reggie her best friends and despite how different they are her and jughead started dating, and even though pep rallies are definitely not his scene he comes to support her (and see how cute she looks in her uniform)

A/N: This is SO SO short.  But it’s cute little drabble i think it’s sweet.

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Word count: 323 words

Warnings: none

Originally posted by alinok

You would always smile at the sight of Jughead on the sidelines. One day you would ask him whether it actually was fun for him or if he just came for you, but today wasn’t that day.  The Bulldogs had a huge game coming up, and as a River Vixen, it was your job to hype the crowd, whose job it was to hype the team.  

You were a flyer, which was… terrifying.  Jughead always said he worried about you going up in the air like that, that he had to look away, but in all honesty you trusted your team.  Plus, if anything, they’d catch you and then drop you if any mistake were to occur, not that you’d just… free fall.

It didn’t matter, today, though, because you weren’t doing any ridiculous routines.  Just a usual one.  

Moments before you were supposed to start, you looked to find Jughead.  Not spotting him in his usual place made your palms sweat a bit, but you had done just fine before you met Jughead.  It wasn’t like you couldn’t do it.  

You just didn’t want to.  

In reality he was just down the field, talking to Archie.

“Didn’t know you came to football games,” Archie teased, knowing full well why he was here.

“Not here for the football,” Jughead grinned, looking in your direction as the cheer started.  

“Not really your scene is it.”  

Jughead nodded, but his eyes never left you.  “She loves it,” he answered.  

“And you love her,” Archie suggested, his eyes in the same direction.  

Jughead hummed in agreement.  “And I love that outfit.”

“You’re gross,” Archie laughed.

“Yeah, I mean… She supports me and my writing.  And she sometimes uses the wrong ‘its’” Archie turned to his friend, happy he had finally found someone.

The band eventually tuned out, and you came skipping over to him.  “How’d I do?” You chirped, leaning over the fence.  

He smiled, “Beautifully.”

BTS Reaction to their S/O joining them on a talkshow

@justina-hernandez said:  Could you do BTS reaction to their non-idol s/o being invited to a talk show with them to talk about what their relationship is like. Thank You.

Hi love! Hope you enjoy 💋

Kim Namjoon

Originally posted by myloveseokjin

Even though Namjoon seems a very private person concerning his personal live, I think he would be excited. This does not mean that he would do it without talking to his s/o first. If they agree, he  will want to talk to them about what they are going to reveal about their relationship. I think he values honesty and trust so he will want to make sure they are on the same page. He will answer the questions calmly and always give his s/o a chance to answer too. He will (unconsciously) hold their hand and look at them while answering because he wants to make sure what he is saying does not upset his s/o. He will probably talk a lot about funny scenarios he and his s/o have been in rather than talk about very personal stuff.

Kim Seokjin

Originally posted by taejinmin

As the oldest, I think Seokjin has the most mature approach to this despite his carefree nature. His relationship will probably be the most serious and will already have been made public prior to this show. He seems the type to be very protective of the one he loves so he would be the one to do most of the talking. He would not want the MC to ask his s/o any questions that are too personal. He will hold their hand and make a lot of eye contact to make sure they are still comfortable. Because this will probably make the whole situation quite serious, he will joke around and act silly to keep it light and fun. He will blush if the MC asks him if he is planning on proposing.

Min Yoongi

Originally posted by jeonsshi

Out of all the members, I feel he would be the most reluctant to make his s/o come with him. Even though he can be very open in his songs, I think he would want to keep his relationship as private as possible (mostly to protect his s/o from hate).  However, if they want to, he would warm up to it and allow them to come with him. He would keep his answers as short and clear as possible, making sure he does not reveal too much. Physical contact between him and his s/o will be minimal, he would want to keep that for behind closed doors. He would let his affection be subtle, occasionally glancing at them and mouthing words of encouragement.

Jung Hoseok

Originally posted by j-cypher

He would be so excited. I think he will be one of the members who is the most open about his relationship. Fans will probably already know who his s/o is because he would have brought them up during a previous interview. I think he would be very honest in answering the questions, always letting his s/o have an input. Of course he will make sure that his s/o is comfortable with everything he is saying. I think he would show some affection but not too much, wanting to keep it mostly private. The most he will do is hold hands or placing his hand on their knee. I see him and his s/o being the type to wear matching outfits during the show. 

Kim Taehyung

Originally posted by taesies

In many aspects, I think Taehyung will be a lot like Hoseok. I think he will be very excited to share the person he loves with his fans (even the whole world to be honest). He would want to have some physical contact and match something subtle in their outfit, like jewelry or shoes. Instead of taking the lead in answering the questions, I think he would let his s/o do most of the talking. He can be quite blunt so he does this to not say anything he shouldn’t and to show the fans how nice and down to earth his s/o is. Of course he will answer some too but only if he is sure the question is not too personal. Will laugh if he sees his s/o blush because of a certain question.

Park Jimin 

Originally posted by jimiyoong

He would immediately like the idea and get very excited if his s/o agrees. I believe he thinks it is important that the fans see how important his s/o is to him and how he people should see them as equals. this means that he will let his s/o do a lot of talking, wanting the fans to see them as a fun and caring person who only wants the best for him. He will get very shy when the MC asks a suggestive question that makes his s/o blush. He will like to have some form of physical contact during the show to calm his nerves, but he will not initiate this. He will smile fondly at the memory of how he asked his s/o out for the first time.

Jeon Jeongguk

Originally posted by jjks

As the maknae of the group he will be the most shy about this. To be honest I think he initially would not want them to appear on the show. Because of his age he may think his relationship is not serious enough yet to make it public. He would want to protect his s/o from any hate or criticism. Only if his s/o is completely sure about this will he consider taking them. He will let his s/o answer most of the questions, not being confident enough to talk openly about something so private in his eyes. He will have almost no physical contact with his s/o, being too shy to do it when everyone is watching. Will blush if his s/o takes his hand.

Tiff off

It’s always the people you least expect to screw you over. Anyone who thinks it’s appropriate to date your best friend’s ex can go fuck right off, right now. I don’t think it’s this hard to see a drawn line in the sand about this. Some people may believe that I’m being immature for not getting over it, you don’t have to watch your best friend of many years become intimate with someone you were with. Your longest standing relationship, someone you care about deeply is with someone you spend so much time with. And every next outing/following birthdays, events, random spontaneous occasions is going to be the same and what I’m just supposed to pretend to okay with this. I don’t need someone in my life who can’t tell that I’m hurt by this development, do I have to display some emotional outburst for you to understand and someone who doesn’t believe I’m worth fighting, hell even just trying to stay best friends with. 

The sad thing is, if we reversed our positions I would never do something like this to you. Maybe you never knew me at all. 

-A Scorpio Woman