hyper-green

Changing Colors

Black = Intense, Stressed

Brown = Troubled, Restless

Red = Rage, Anger

Orange = Aggressive, Irritated, Edgy, Sarcastic

Golden Yellow = Hope

Yellow = Confused, Puzzled, Incredulous, Curious

Yellow-Green = Worried

Lime Green = Shocked, Surprised

Emerald Green = Triumph, Hyper, Energetic, Mischevious

Dark Green = Disgusted, Ill, Nauseous

Teal = Alert, Nervous

Ice Blue = Fear, Scared, Panic

Light Blue = Sleepy, Tired

True Blue = Relaxed, Calm

Dark Blue = Bored

Blue-Violet = Serious, Confident, Concentrating

Violet = Happy, Pleased

Light Purple = Excited

Magenta = Embarrassed

Dark Pink = Silly

Light Pink = Flirty, Amused, Playful

White = Hollow, Blank, Void

Grey = Sad, Hopeless, Dejected, Discouraged, Gloomy

Blue-Grey = Sad for someone

 

@burningpeachdelusionofchaos


The Iris cabin had been getting really tiered of the son of Hades walking around looking like a charcoal sketch all the time, so one day they devised a plan and teamed up with the Hecate cabin to charm Nico’s clothes so that they changed color with his mood. Of course no one would have ever expected the results that they got.

Chapter 1

“Do you really think that this is a good idea?” one of the Iris campers asked as they snuck into cabin 13 before sunrise with a member of the Hecate cabin. “Shhh! Would you be quiet, the mist won’t work if he hears us!” the Hecate camper said as they clamped a hand over the other’s mouth. The two of them had been selected by their cabins to sneak into the Hades cabin to charm Nico’s wardrobe, after much debating they had come up with the idea that Nico needed to wear more colors but they figured that if they just said something he wouldn’t be happy, and if they just dyed all of his clothes then he’d really be mad. So here they were Iris and Hecate cabins teamed up to cast a charm on all of the son of Hades’ clothes so that like a mood ring, they would change colors depending on what he was feeling.

They had hidden themselves as best they could from the patrol harpies while they snuck into Nico’s cabin, now all they needed to do was enchant his clothes and get out before he woke up. “Over here.” The Iris camper whispered and motioned to where Nico stored his things. The two of them carefully laid everything out neatly and set to work with the spell, once that was done they put everything back the way it was and quietly made their way back out. All that was left now was to wait and see what happened.

Nico woke up and sat in bed for a few minutes while he let the sleep fade from his mind. Once he was fully awake he crawled out of bed and got ready for the day. He grabbed a simple pair of dark jeans and a dark grey t-shirt and threw them on before heading out to breakfast at the dining pavilion. When he stepped outside he had to shield his eyes from the glare of the early morning sun, without him noticing his shirt momentarily changed color to orange but quickly returned to its original shade of washed out grey.

As Nico was walking someone ran up beside him and placed an arm over his shoulder catching him by surprise, his shirt and jeans both turned lime green for a split second but returned to normal as he turned and saw Jason standing next to him. “Oh it’s you, what do you want Jason?” Nico asked as he slipped out from under the other boys arm. Jason stood there trying to figure out if he had really just seen Nico’s clothes change color, it was so fast he wasn’t sure if maybe he had just imagined it. “Did… Never mind, I thought I’d walk with you to breakfast.”

Nico shrugged not really noticing the change in what his friend had been about to say. “Sure.” The two of them carried on, Nico just walking as if everything was normal meanwhile Jason kept glancing over at the younger boy to see if the weird color change would happen again.

Over behind one of the cabins stood the two half-bloods that had placed the charm on Nico’s clothes, they had seen it working but had noticed that it only lasted a very short time and seemed to only occur with intense emotions, never the less their plan had worked, all that was left was to see how well and if the son of Hades would end up sending an army of skeletons after both cabins when this was all over with.

Nico sat down at the table designated to the children of the Big Three so that they didn’t have to sit alone for the remainder of the summer. Jason sat down next to him still glancing over from time to time and Nico had noticed and it was starting to bug him, which was made apparent when his shirt turned orange once more as he turned to look at the blond. “What?” Jason continued to stare with his mouth opening and closing but no words came out. Nico raised an eyebrow at him. “Seriously what is up with you this morning?” Nico asked as he reached for his glass that filled with orange juice.

Jason finally found his voice and managed to stammer out his thoughts. “What is up with me? What is up with your clothes?” he pointed at Nico’s clothing but by then they had returned to their original colors again, Nico looked down at himself and then back at his friend with a puzzled look and once more his shirt changed right before the son of Zeus’s eyes,  this time becoming yellow. Jason quickly pointed to show Nico what he meant and this time Nico saw what was happening just before it turned back to normal.

Nico jumped up as his clothes turned a bright lime green and then quickly turned from Teal to ice blue to a bright magenta as his emotions ranged from shocked, nervous, panicked, and embarrassed that this was happening and where everyone could see. Because of his sudden movement and the quick succession of bright colors flashing over his clothing most people had stopped what they were doing to look at him. “W-What?! What’s happening?!” He asked not really knowing who to direct the question to but still wanting to know. His shirt and pants changed to more of a yellow- green color now but went right back to magenta and then to brown.

He looked up to see that more of his friends had arrived and were now standing nearby looking at him sort of shocked. Not wanting to hear what they might have to say he looked around quickly and spotted a spot that was more shaded that the rest and ran for it knowing that this was probably not a great idea but needing to get away so that he could figure this out, he jumped into the shadows. As the shadows engulfed him he heard cries of alarm from his friends and he heard one voice above all shouting at him. “Nico No!” but he was already gone.

Nico re-emerged  in some room in what seemed to be the Big house. He was thankful that his random jump hadn’t taken him somewhere dangerous or too far away, and he was especially grateful that he hadn’t faded and become one with the shadows, though he noted that his fingertips weren’t all that solid and he hoped that the effects were only temporary and would return to normal soon.

He found a spot by the window and sat their hoping that the sunlight would help take away the chill that lingered after shadow traveling. He leaned his head back against the wall as his eyes drooped slightly, he was still weary after even short jumps and he knew that if Will caught up with him after this he would get a lecture on using his underworldy powers without doctor’s consent. As he thought about this his clothes changed from a lime green to light blue to light pink to orange but returned to their regular colors as he closed his eyes to rest.


Chapter 2

Trans boy Keith head cannons

Because I’m a piece of self indulgent trash

• Before the garrison, Keith DID have a family. In fact, he and his mother had been as close as possible when he was growing up- he loved her more than anything in the world.
(When she finds his binder she screams- tells him that he is her little girl and if he can’t accept that then he should just get out. She doesn’t expect him to have a bag packed- or that he actually walks out the door. )
- no one reports him missing because he’s been missing for a while now.
• Yes, Keith does have terrible hygiene. Before he tells all of the Paladins about being trans, they all assume it’s because he can’t bother wasting his time with it but that’s far from the truth. He was raised in a Korean household- we hold beauty at a very high standard here and Keith is no exception. It’s just that most weeks the crippling dysphoria he faces standing in front of the mirror of their shared bathroom is enough to leave him sobbing in bed for the rest of the week- could you imagine if he showered every night?
-Lance’s room is next to Keith’s, and sometimes it’s a little hard to ignore the whimpering he hears echo through the walls. Whenever he goes to see what’s wrong, Keith is hidden under dozens of blankets and is wearing the baggiest sweatshirt he owns (Lance doesn’t know- but it was once Shiros. )
- Keith is thankful he was born with a small chest- but no matter what an A cup will always be too much.
• Shiro- being the closest thing Keith had to family after leaving his- is the only one that knows for now. In fact, Shiro helped him get his first binder/packer, and when he’s worn them for too long he always has Shiros sweatshirt to go with it.
- it’s not that Keith is secretive or ashamed of being Trans, it’s just that it doesn’t come up in conversation and he’s not exactly jumping at the prospect of having to explain himself (though, he thinks back to conversation they’d all had with pidge, he feels compelled to tell the rest of the Paladins. Now a days, they feel more like family than he’s had in a while. Though he pushes back the thoughts that the last time he’d told family- theyd called him an abomination and He’d never seen them again.)
• Keith is a cryer.
- he doesn’t cry out of emotions for himself, most times, more so out of frustration. For instance, he doesn’t cry when he’s in pain, or when he starts thinking about his worthlessness on the team or the thought that no one could ever love him the way he is. However, he cries when he gets into heated fights or debates, he cries when the dysphoria is overwhelming and nauseating and he doesn’t know what to do with it. He cries at any remotely emotional book or movie.
- the first time he and Lance had gotten into an ACTUAL fight, he was so ready to punch the taller boy and had been in the middle of a haughty comeback when his voice cracked and he just- burst into tears. The fight had immediately defused, and contrary to what Keith thought Lance would do, the taller man immediately swept him into the biggest hug, told him it was going to be ok, and that he was SORRY. They didn’t really talk about it after that.
• Keith is scared that in a relationship he won’t be seen as a “real” man. This is the reason he’s reluctant to tell Lance and chooses instead to ignore any semblance of romantic emotions towards the blue paladin.
• when pidge finds out, they nearly scream they’re so happy to have someone to go to.
They tell him that his secrets safe, but that’d he’d be much better off just telling everyone.
He says that he knows.
- in turn, he and pidge become a lot closer than they were before. They spend their free nights debating conspiracies, watching ghost adventures (you know Keith is in love with Zac Bagans.) and falling asleep in the living area of the castle. The rest of the crew can’t help but take pictures and coo when they find the resident assholes piled on top of each other like a pillow fort
• So, it’s an evening after a relatively tame battle, and they’re all laughing and eating dinner when he pipes up with a
“Hey guys?” He keeps his eyes hyper focused on the green space goop in front of him when he says it- but at least it’s out. He looks up when he gets pulled into the biggest hug by hunk- whose joined by Both Lance and pidge (they smile at him fondly and wink. Shiro is standing a few feet away giving him his signature- I’m proud of you look.) he’s never felt so accepted, and if he gets a little misty eyes could you really blame him?
• He’s actually pretty feminine. Some things make him too insecure and dysphoria, though he wishes he could still wear thigh highs and skirts and crop tops over his binder and still feel like people see him as a boy- he’s not quite there yet. But his nails are painted black and he’s got winged eyeliner for occasions he feels like taking a moment to treat himself. He still can’t bare having dry lips- so the boys got enough Chapstick to save an army.
- he still prefers perfume over cologne- though his is more of a body oil. It’s called death and decay and it smells of funeral flowers- he bought it when he was 13 and hasn’t stopped using it since.
• He originally started carrying around a knife because he was worried about Transphobes. It’s a habit, now, a comfort of sorts that keeps him grounded.
• he’s 5ft 2
- he doesn’t mind this as much as he thought he might (shut up I know he’s not cannonly that short but I’m self indulgent trash and in fact a very short boy)
• he has alien boxers and an alien muscle shirt he strictly wears for conspiracy theory and ghost adventure marathons with pidge
• boys music taste is all over the place. He goes from listening to Kpop to TØP to Mealanie Martinez to Rhianna and gaga and the technicolors. Don’t forget Troye Sivan because relatable. There is no method- don’t ask for his favorite artist either because it will turn into a top 100 list.
• Though not so much anymore, he used to be rather secretive about being gay, because he felt like he wasn’t allowed to be both. Now a days he’s given up trying to please people- they’re never happy with him anyway- so he doesn’t mind that people’s gaydars ping the instant he sets foot in the room.
• he read a lot of erotica during his time in the desert (do not tell Lance that for the love of God)
- the books hidden under his table in the show? Yeah that’s what those were.
- when everyone was in the shack he kept glimpsing at them and sweating nervously because he could deal with explaining what the hell he was doing or why there were giant maps in his house or how he’d found a giant blue magical lion- he couldn’t explain the erotica.


So this is getting pretty lengthy and I got down most of what I wanted to for now, so I’m gonna call it a day, though I might add to it later. So yeah, trans Keith head cannons.

Model: Jack

Prompt: Technology

AU: ???

 This is so late! Sorry about that everyone, ya know how life can get. Anyway, this was inspired by a couple of animes I’ve watched. Not sure how well this one turned out, but I hope you enjoy nonetheless! 


 “Mark?” Mark stood up straight and turned to the general that had called his name. He saluted, the general mirroring his actions. Only after that was done did Mark answer.

 “Yes sir?” The general motioned toward his office and Mark followed him inside. They both took a seat and Mark began fidgeting with his hands. Nervous as to why he had been called in here. The general noticed.

 “You can calm down Mark, you’re not in any trouble. Quite the opposite in fact.” Mark stopped and laughed, sheepishly rubbing the back of his neck.

 “Sorry general, just, uh, never been called to the office like this before, ya know?” The general chuckled lightly.

 “Yes, I understand. I remember a similar situation I had gotten into when I was your age and rank.” He shook his head. “But, we’re not talking about that right now. I called you in here today because we want you to test out a new piece of technology that our military has just finished creating.” Mark blinked before his eyes went wide.

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Changing Colors

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Well Will had been right about people being worried, when they had found their friends they had been a mix of relieved and furious, Nico didn’t need a spell to see that clearly. When they had first seen that Nico had been found Percy and Jason rushed over and crushed him in a tight hug and then proceeded to yell at him though they let up a bit when they noticed that his clothes had started to change to brown and black and grey.

They had agreed to go to the infirmary for the sake of privacy and to make sure that Nico was pushing himself. Once there Will had Nico go lay down on one of the beds and explained to the others how he had found Nico upstairs. “When he jumped into the shadows I hurried here to get the cure that Coach Hedge had told me about but when I realized that I was missing part of it I went up to the store room to find it and that’s where I found him.”

Nico lay curled up on the bed and breathed steadily after dozing off, lingering effects of his short jump it seemed were still there Will could tell, he had seen Nico’s clothes flash light blue before he laid down and not long after that he had been asleep. “I’m not sure if it was supposed to be a prank or what but I have a feeling I know who the culprits are, and I already assured Nico that it wasn’t a curse.” At that Percy and Jason both seemed like a weight had been lifted from them and Piper and Annabeth watched Nico as he slept, every now and then his clothes would change briefly.

Annabeth turned back to Will. “Well I’m sure that he’s going to be okay here so I guess we’ll just leave you to watch over him for us.” She smiled at Will, she had noted how the colors seemed to shift more when Will was talking or closer to Nico so she had a feeling she knew what was happening. “Come on Seaweed Brian, we should let him be for now. Until he’s better why don’t you guys come help Piper and I with sword training?” she grasped Percy’s hand and pulled him towards the door and Piper did the same with Jason, before leaving the room though Piper looked back at Nico and Will in turn and smiled before leaving.

A couple of hours later Nico woke up looking more refreshed, Will caught the glimpse of violet before Nico managed to gain control over his emotions and his clothes returned to normal again. Will bit back a smile of amusement before he spoke. “So I take it that you’re feeling better now?” Nico nodded as he stretched after sitting up on the edge of the bed. “I know it was stupid so you don’t have to remind me again, but since it was just a small jump it didn’t take as much out of me.” Will was glad that Nico understood why Will had been upset before, at least the son of Hades knew he had messed up, but all in all Will was just so thankful that he was safe.

“Well that’s good, no need for a continuation of the usual lecture then.” He smiled at Nico to let him know that he wasn’t upset anymore just relieved. Nico returned the smile, a mix of colors showing faintly as he seemed to fight down the effects of the spell, but Will had seen small amounts of light pink, violet, gold and true blue. He still didn’t know what all of them meant but he could just tell that they were positive emotions and for that he was glad because it meant that Nico was happy despite how little he let others see he wasn’t devoid of those emotions. “Now if only we had an idea as to why this whole mess was happening.” Nico said.

“Oh I think we can help you with that.” Both Nico and Will turned towards the door to see Lou Ellen and Butch standing in the doorway of the infirmary room, and standing just behind them were some campers from the Iris and Hecate cabins. Will already having had his suspicions about who was behind this just leaned back against his desk and waited for the explanation.

The younger campers standing back took a few steps forward into the room. “We’re sorry we upset you Nico, we didn’t know that would happen or that you might get hurt because of it.” The Hecate camper started, she looked to be about twelve or thirteen and the regret was evident on her face as she apologized. “We just thought that we could add some color to your wardrobe because you always wear such dark or dreary colors.” Will covered his moth to hide a smile because he agreed with them on that. “We weren’t sure how it would work, we just knew that the colors would change, we’re really, really sorry Nico.” The Iris camper was a boy about ten or so, he also seemed as earnest in his apology as his, accomplish? Will knew that they hadn’t meant any harm by it and he could tell by glancing at Nico that he understood this too.

“It’s okay, really. I’m still not used to being around a lot of people and don’t know any other way to react to things then to fight or run, I over reacted to the situation.” He glanced over at Will briefly before returning his attention back to the others. “I guess I could add more color to my wardrobe, but nothing hideous.” He shuddered thinking back to the tropical shirt he had to wear on his trip back from the ancient lands. The younger campers seemed to perk up at this. “We can help!”

Will, Lou Ellen and Butch laughed and Nico grinned at their enthusiasm. “On one condition, you get rid of whatever it is that you did to my stuff.” The kids agreed happily, it seemed that after the incident at breakfast those involved in this little plan went to the older campers in their cabins to explain what they had done and together they had found a way to revers it, though all involved would have to face the consequences of their actions still. These two having been the ones to carry the plan through were the ones chosen to come and apologize for all involved.

“And the next time you guys have a problem with my clothes, just come and tell me okay?” Nico said getting up from the bed. He also glanced sidelong at Will for a second including him in this as well. “Deal.” Came three voices in response causing Nico to smirk.

It was dinner time now and everything had returned to normal, Nico had his plain old clothes back. The kids had lifted the charm from all of his belongings that had been affected and as a gift of apology they had also given him a couple of woven bracelets with plenty of color for him to wear which he accepted gladly. Nico now sat at his usual table with his friends who were all happy to see that he was okay and that everything was back to normal.

“So Will said that you guys went to practice sword fighting while I was out, how’d that go?” Nico asked the girls who had joined them at their table. “It’d different than using a knife but I think we’re really getting the hang of this.” Piper said. “That’s great; I’ll have to try sparring with you at some point then.”

While they spoke Will came over and placed something in front of Nico before he headed back to his table. Nico paused and looked down to see a small box on the table in front of him. After a couple of heartbeats Jason poked Nico in the side to get his attention causing him to jump slightly. “Open it.” Everyone was curious what it could be so they all leaned in for a better look. Just as curious as the others Nico needed no more prodding so he undid the little ribbon and opened the box to reveal a silver bracelet with a sun shaped charm on it and a strange little gem in it.

“Oh look it has a mood stone in it.” Piper said as Nico lifted the bracelet out of the box, he looked over at her with a puzzled look on his face. “I thought those were for rings.” Piper shook her head. “They can be on pretty much any piece of jewelry as long as it has contact with your skin so that it can change color.” Nico looked closer at it as he held it in his hand and watched as it slowly started to change color; he glanced back at the box and saw a small piece of paper that indicated what each color meant. Violet = Happy he grinned as he unclasped it and then fastened it around his wrist with his other new accessories.

Nico looked over towards the Apollo table and saw Will looking his way. Nico smiled and raised his wrist high enough to show Will that he was wearing it and that he loved it. Will smiled brightly in return and lifted his own writs to reveal a glint of silver there.



Black = Intense, Stressed

Brown = Troubled, Restless

Red = Rage, Anger

Orange = Aggressive, Irritated, Edgy, Sarcastic

Golden Yellow = Hope

Yellow = Confused, Puzzled, Incredulous, Curious

Yellow-Green = Worried

Lime Green = Shocked, Surprised

Emerald Green = Triumph, Hyper, Energetic, Mischievous

Dark Green = Disgusted, Ill, Nauseous

Teal = Alert, Nervous

Ice Blue = Fear, Scared, Panic

Light Blue = Sleepy, Tired

True Blue = Relaxed, Calm

Dark Blue = Bored

Blue-Violet = Serious, Confident, Concentrating

Violet = Happy, Pleased

Light Purple = Excited

Magenta = Embarrassed

Dark Pink = Silly

Light Pink = Flirty, Amused, Playful

White = Hollow, Blank, Void

Grey = Sad, Hopeless, Dejected, Discouraged, Gloomy

Blue-Grey = Sad for someone

I’m still sort of dazed in disbelief that I’m making another one of these - only a month after my last one, and I’ve doubled my number of followers! I reached 1000+ followers a while back, and for a blog that started three and a half months ago, I’m more than happy with this number. I don’t know what happened but in the space of the past month I’ve made more friends and laughed with more people than I ever have before. I need to thank all of you - so here we are.

Key:

Mutuals italics

Bold close/special people

HUGE SENPAIS***

Reminder that reblogging may mess up the bold/italics thing, especially on mobile. Look back to the original post if you think something’s up with the bolding/italics.


A - D:

aesthetics-of-saudade***, asdfghjiyongbaekyeolislife, bibgangbigbangersball, bigbngs, bingu-choi, blanktaehyeong, chibiele, choichoomtop, daeseungie, daesungsdelight, dammitgdragon***

E - H

endlesstabi, end-up-with-wingseverydaydaesung, fade–toblack, g-dragonfly, happy-daesharubelief, hbi-nhironechan, hooddoggeh

I - L

ibmariji***, ilovemyblueworld, imafantasticbaby, itaewonamja***,  jiblame, jiyong-oppar, koreanghetto***,  kpopdaydreamerr, kwonace, kxboiiz, luineile, letstalkaboutseungrispecs***, leyanana, luvcrazyjiyong,

M - P

madisammelldraven, memoriestomelodies***, michigogd, myvipwaves, nyongtories, officialyanghyunsuk***, odaesung, okjiyongoppas-sweat, orange-unnie***, paismom***, pekebella, ploopy246, pocketumbrella, princessofthewall

Q - T

queeenangeliee, seungribubus, seungri-yay, smileyfacetop, strongbaeri, substantiallysizedbang, sweetsummerkisses, tabimyhubby, tabitoptop, taeyangspecs***, taeyangssmile, thechoomingbingu, thirstyfortaeyang, topsdaydream

U - X

wenhannn​, wow-pandastic-baby, xxxloveee

Y - Z

ygstanvipyjms, youngbaebae***, yunsaejin1honeybee, 2h4


I actually want to bold everyone but I held back…even if you’re not bolded I love seeing you on my dash and I want to thank you for every reblog and every like you gave to me.

Extra special people:

The Squad:

bigbangersball - Bro. Need I say more? At the risk of sounding far too sappy, I am so grateful you bombed my askbox that day. We’d have missed out on an amazing friendship otherwise. In a strange way you’re older but I act older haha…so in the end we’re gdyb. Same-age bros. *fistbump* Bro let me hold your hand for you. <3

wow-pandastic-baby - Well. I find your cockiness rather refreshing. I followed you almost immediately before you decided to move (I still remember laughing because the tenth post I saw from you was thispandahasmoved) so I switched. I love how insane you can be sometimes. You spice up everything. I’m never bored with you around. *hugs*

letstalkaboutseungrispecs - I’m still forever grateful that you let me respond to your posts before we even became mutuals, really. You may be a goat, but you’re a beautiful goat who uses gifs in such a perfect way I stand amazed (teach me your gif-ordering ways, senpai) and I still remember NEVERRRRRRR! as the best thing ever. :)

hironechan - You’re sweet. I think you spend half your days watching the rest of us bicker and shaking your head - and the other half of the time, you’re joining in and go mad. Thank you for following me way back when I was green. Stay hyper, stay happy. :)

Others:

thirstyfortaeyang - I’m still annoyed that you and my bro didn’t tell me you guys knew each other in real life. keke. You are, however, forever my cupcake. Thank you for the Ri video. You go to great lengths for other people.

orange-unnie - It still blows my mind how you followed me after the last follow-forever. It’s you and a few others who I still stare at whenever you reblog something of mine because the senpai level is too high. Thank you for liking my writing, most of all. I was slightly intimidated by you at first but really, you’re amazing and kind and sweet. Fighting for your writing, too!


Last time I said I’d write a fic for someone if they asked. I’ll do the same now. If you want me to write a specific fic, send me a prompt. I only write gen fic but anything else goes; crazy AUs, insanity. I’ll pick two prompts randomly and write them. :) Any of my followers can send me prompts!

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Thank you. I love all of you. Thank you so, so much.

olicitylover1  asked:

I just realize when Diggle asked Oliver if Felicity is in the past and he answered "I Don't Know" does that mean that question will be answered by the season finale since they always have Oliver ask himself a big question at the start of every season?

Yes, that’s exactly right. This entire season is about Oliver letting go of the past. That’s why the season theme is legacy. Legacy is about building for the future. It’s about looking forward. However, in order to focus on the future we need to let go of the past. Oliver needs to finally let go of the one thing that has ALWAYS held him back.

The Island.

So, this is the season. This is the year. He will finally learn how to balance the man (Oliver Queen) and the mask (The Green Arrow). He will make real and lasting change in Star City as both men - mayor and masked vigilante. 

This is important, because Robert Queen never expected Oliver to dress up in a mask and go around town shooting bow and arrows. I firmly believe Robert envisioned a future much more like the one Oliver is living now as mayor. His father saw that light in Oliver. He saw that potential, which is why he knew he could ask his son to fulfill his dying wish.

That’s how Oliver will save the city and become this “beacon of hope” for Star City to look to, both as Oliver and as The Green Arrow. Oliver has certainly saved Star City from destruction, but a city is more than brick and mortar. It’s about the people who reside there. That’s ultimately what Robert Queen challenged his son to do. Arrow is about saving a city’s spirit as much as it’s about fighting crime. In many ways, Oliver and Star City are intrinsically connected. They are both broken and need one another to heal.

On the Island Oliver learned how to survive. He learned to rely and trust in only himself. Now he will learn how to be dependent on others and trust them completely. He will stop going it alone. That’s what the new team is about. It’s expanding upon the idea of Oliver trying to build something beyond himself. That’s really the only way to fulfill Robert Queen’s  wish as well. The ideals and hope Oliver instills cannot live within him alone, because then they will die with him… and the city along with him. So, there needs to be another generation. A generation that will help Oliver succeed in his father’s request and then… look to the future. 

Slowly, bit by bit, Oliver let go of emotional attachments the five years he was away. The entire reason he ended up in Russia was because he didn’t want to return home when the time came. So, this season is about reclaiming his family, again, in a real and permanent way. That includes Thea, Diggle and, of course, Felicity. He will learn that family is something you never walk away from - something you never let go of. 

Imagine that each season is a puzzle piece (vigilantism, heroism, identity, family). Each piece is equally important, but this is the season Oliver finally puts it all together. There’s always been something missing each season. Oliver never really gets it quite right. He never truly captures the full picture. This season he will. 

It’s why the flashbacks are ending. I suppose it was silly of me to think that Oliver could become the fully realized version of The Green Arrow before the five years are up, but you just never know with pacing. Arrow is about an origin story and the writers are very committed to this idea of a five year journey. It’s a parallel narrative. So, this is the season they close the loop. Ultimately, the goal is to move Oliver on from the mission of righting Robert Queen’s wrongs. However, he can only really do that once he’s accomplished the goal.

So does that mean the show should end? Well… no. Do we stop telling Batman stories once Bruce Wayne became Batman? No, of course not. The heroic struggle, and lessons to be learned, will always be there for Oliver. However, going forward it’s about actually BEING the Green Arrow instead of evolving (or trying to be) the Green Arrow. It’s shifting Arrow into a whole new phase.

So, how does Felicity fit into all of this? Well, I think it explains a couple things. Brian Sullivan posted what each episode’s emotional journey was.


If you’ll notice all of his answers were very Green Arrow focused. It upset a lot of people, because they want to know about Olicity and OTA. That all feeds into Green Arrow, of course, but  Arrow is hyper focused on the Green Arrow trajectory this year for a reason. This is what they’ve been building towards. 

It reminds me a bit of The Vampire Diaries. TVD has three main leads, so every season they shift the primary focus to one of the characters. For example, S1 = Elena, S2 = Damon, S3 = Stefan, S4 = back to Elena. And so on. 

Of course, Arrow is a different show, but I think the concept still applies. The story is ALWAYS about Oliver, but I think there’s a laser beam focus on him this year. Whereas S3 expanded on Felicity and S4 expanded on Diggle. Perhaps the writers were afraid Olicity would overshadow the main focus of the story this season, which is Oliver’s completed evolution. I don’t agree with it, but I have to admit it’s a possibility. I can’t be sure, but I do think it explains why they have back burned Olicity in the first half of the season. 

Despite the obvious “milking it” intent, Arrow is very committed to Oliver becoming this hero on his own. They don’t want Felicity holding his hand through the whole process. Oliver needs to start figuring some of this out for himself. He needs to start being the light and stop expecting Felicity to harness it. 

As frustrating and as illogical as their break up was, it does set Oliver on a new path. At this point in the story, he doesn’t really have any hope of reconciliation with Felicity. That wasn’t the case prior. He was just sort of standing around and waiting for her to get over it. Umm… nope. Sorry fella. Ain’t gonna happen. 

There’s that great line from Shawshank Redemption, “Get busy living or get busy dying.” In Season 3, Oliver got busy dying. In Season 5, he’ll get busy living - even if that means a life without Felicity. 

The goal here isn’t to be a better man for HER. It’s just to be a better man. Oliver needs to do this for himself. It’s not about a reward at the end of the tunnel. Felicity isn’t a prize and by removing her from the equation in a way, the writers have protected what needs to be a selfless love story. When Oliver finally becomes that man, he will have evolved into someone worthy of Felicity. However, being a better man just to be better is altruistic. 

And that’s what it will take for Felicity to see him differently. To see him as changed. It’s like multiple intersecting roads. Your intended direction may be different, but eventually you cross paths into one lane.

Arrow has always been very clear. Felicity isn’t the past. She is the future. 

Arrow made ardent strides to eliminate the love that was really “the past” for Oliver 

and refocus him on this new love. 

However, the past is what destroyed Olicity. 

Oliver’s need to go it alone is what broke them. So, if this season is all about Oliver letting go of the past, so he can look to the future and build a legacy, the answer to Diggle’s question is pretty obvious. Yes, Oliver needs to let go of the past, but Felicity is not that. She is his future. That’s what marriage is all about. Once Oliver steps off the island, and becomes the man Robert Queen (& Diggle/Felicity) believed he could be, then he’ll FINALLY be ready for the future. He’ll finally be ready to build something REAL and LASTING with the woman he loves. 

anonymous asked:

Okay but did anyone else notice that little green bug when Stevonnie entered the rave? Foreshadowing for Peridot's next appearance?

I ALSO NOTICED THE LITTLE GREEN BUG! I think I must be on hyper-aware for green things following Peridot’s appearance, haha. It could be Peridot- or it could be entirely unrelated but still important! It seemed too prominent to be a throw away to me.