i don't really feel this season as much

queeniecatart  asked:

Keith nearly died twice (on his mission when the Galra ship exploded and when he was going to sacrifice himself to save everyone in the last epi) and the Voltron team has no idea and they treated him so horribly. I have so many feelings, mostly anger lol.

Tbh?? Keith probably almost died a lot more often than that, these were just 2 examples we saw on screen. He was on a months long mission with the Blade (that we saw nothing of) while team Voltron performed shows to gain new allies. I seriously doubt that he only came close to death these 2 times.

About team Voltron… I think what people don’t see is that both sides are kind of at fault here. Look at how Keith acted in episode 1 - he just disappeared from time to time without regard for his friends. The team would have died had Shiro not managed to pilot the black lion and in comparison to the times where Keith almost died on the BoM missions, the team did not choose it.

However, as you said here, the team is also at fault. They didn’t listen to Keith’s concerns ((probably because he said the same things for months already. Keith mentioned that they hadn’t seen Lotor in months in episode 1)). When he came back from a mission, they didn’t even try to understand why he went there or what he went through. Remember the “I don’t need a lecture, Allura”? And Allura was like “no, I heard what happened on your mission, I’m sorry” but then proceeded to lecture him anyways? 

The team treated Keith unfair. Keith treated the team unfair too. There was a serious lack of communication between them. The team never listened to Keith and Keith never listened to them. I think what we saw in e1 was an accumulation of many similar but smaller events that happened over the months that passed between seasons. At the end of s3 the team wasn’t perfect but they were closer than they were at the beginning of s4. 

Just. Yeah. Both parties are at fault here. It just hurts more because on one side there’s the team and on the other side there is Keith, alone, without any understanding of his worth as a person :’) They really need to make an effort to understand each other even when someone isn’t on the verge of a breakdown - because when there’s a breakdown, it’s already too late. 

COME ON GUYS IT’S NOT THAT DIFFICULT

COMMUNICATION IS KEY

YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN IN SPACE FOR MORE THAN A YEAR NOW, MAYBE EVEN 2, GET A GRIP SKNJFDGHNKSNFHB

Waverly was right. We need that gun. And I’m talking to my truck.
—  Wynonna Earp, S01E01

Can we talk about Dennis in 12x08. When Dee gets out the anthrax and demands a valentine, it’s after a very stressful day, and his new favorite customer just left. Everything is going to hell, Frank, Dee, and Charlie are causing a scene and doing the opposite of what he wants and he’s so calm. He says “I’m so frustrated right now.” Like he’s acknowledging his feelings and anger and is trying to manage it. And not in a calm before the storm way, but he actually handles it really well and I’m so proud of him.

Look at him

that scene from season 4….where lance is blushing at someone and the whole team is there except keith….makes so much sense now……

anonymous asked:

What did you think abt this season? Im not sure if i liked it or not

Oh boy…I actually have a lot to say about this so I’m making a read more. 

Meet me on the other side for some sugar and salt.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Virgil and Roman waltzing in a kitchen or living room(at night), and Virgil leans his head on Roman's shoulder as they dance slowly. Pretty please, your writing is so good

Aw, thank you so much!


Soft as Falling Snow

Fandom: Sanders Sides
Pairings: Prinxiety, Logicality (mentioned)
Warnings: None

Summary: Sometimes long days need longer nights to remind them of the wonders the world has to offer.  Roman teaches Virgil how to waltz and it goes rather well.

Tagged: @existental-crises @jordisama @here-to-vent @irish-newzealand-idian-dutch @novagalaxy4real @thomas-must-get-to-sleep @emo-space-trash@evanisonfire @lollingtothemax @all-the-fand0mz @justanotherpurplebutterfly


It was quiet nights like this that made Virgil’s heart swell and his worries melt away.  He and Roman had the common room to themselves tonight because the other two had decided to watch old home videos in Patton’s room.  

At first, they’d been watching shows on the couch, but the night had slowly grown quieter as the TV was turned off and two began to talk.  They raved about shows they loved, music they listened to, and hobbies they enjoyed.  Roman had brought up his love for a good waltz and Virgil had looked about ready to recoil at Princey’s response when he said that he’d never waltzed before.  But the chastising never came.  Instead, Roman had stared at him for a short moment before smiling and walking over to the speaker in the corner of the room.  Virgil was about to ask what he was doing, but his unasked question was answered as a soft tune met his ears.

“Would you like to learn how?”  Roman asked gently, arm outstretched in a princely manner that lacked any boisterous regality that he usually held.  The genuine emotion behind his eyes was enough to get Virgil to accept the hand and as soon as he was pulled to his feet the dance began.  

“Now you’re going to want to remember the three-step beat.  One, two, three, one, two, three, there you go, you’re getting it!”  Roman beamed as he watched Virgil’s feet match his own in the gentle lull of the waltz.  Virgil’s ears burned and he nuzzled his head in the crook of the prince’s neck in an attempt to hide his face.  Roman didn’t complain and continued softly counting the beats of the dance until Virgil seemed to get it on his own.  Once their pace was set, the calmness that surrounded them felt like the stillness of a winter’s day spent indoors, an inherent sensation of warmth radiating from within.  Roman’s bare neck felt hot on Virgil’s forehead and he couldn’t tell from whom the warmth was coming, only that he wished it would never end.

The song eventually faded away, leaving them to dance to the beat of their hearts as the moon rose slowly in the night sky.

silenceofseclusion  asked:

I'm sorry for saying this but.. Jack feels so fake to me! And now that I know he doesn't feel anything for most of the times, that feeling is even stronger. I know I know, actions are what matters and all. But, not really?

Ooh no I actually found that the most exciting and important line about him!

We don’t actually have that much exploration of what Jack IS in the sense of lore or him describing his experiences, so to get a sense of him is really important to look at everything he does and feels. 

At the moment his powers are entirely activated by his emotions, and some of them have been in defence of himself in an instinct against danger, which you’d assume any sentient creature would have. And some have been to get things he wants like the candy,  but again I think the “rat pushing the food button” explanation makes a lot of sense. There’s more candy in the machine, he wants it, he finds his powers will get more (we don’t know how he discovered he could get it out, he was already confident about the trick when he showed us). But now he has managed to prove he didn’t just vanish Asmodeus that one time because it was instinctive anything, but the “stop hurting my friends!” thing is probably a true motivation, because he reacted to save Sam as well.

So if we take his powers as a baseline explanation of his emotions then he IS having strong emotions, but perhaps not really on a level he can connect with. He says his powers are him but not him - they’re separate and they are running off of his emotions. Someone made the comparison to Lily Sunder the other day - she was CONSCIOUSLY using enochian magic and powering it from her soul. I wonder if the twin engines of the grace and soul in Jack are working together to create his powers.

I think the fact he has angel grace has been massively overlooked by us to this point because of course he’s got some superficial Cas traits, but those are as much from their mirrored positions of being strange and unfamiliar to earth and not quite fitting in even when they do seem to get the hang of things. Cas was always too special for the Gas n Sip, for example. I think though that deep down they’re also similar because they’re both extremely emotive, perhaps despite/in exception to what they are. Cas is described as having “too much heart” and whether the show ever mentions it again or not, Cas HAD a soul for at least 9 episodes, and whether he has it or not (and I’d say he does have it) it seriously affected how he feels. But he is still very much Cas in many situations. I remember after 9x23 there was a lot of discussion about how they didn’t show Cas crying, even when he was told Dean was dead. His eyes kind of glistened with tears a bit but they never fell… Jack’s also had wet eyes a LOT in the last few episodes.

I don’t think Jack has a great sense of what his feelings are or how to compare them, and he’s been stuck in the Bunker with the massively over-emotional Dean and Sam. But he’s expressed likes and dislikes, curiosity, and whether he’s not sure he’s grieving right or feeling everything or not, he wanted his mom, he clung onto her and cried/nearly cried some more when he was hugging her, and there was a deep emotional need he has for her. 

It doesn’t matter if he feels things differently or it’s filtered in some way, he IS feeling things and his emotions are the source of his power. He’s seeking Dean’s approval, felt betrayed when he found out Sam wanted to use him too… He had FEAR that he was evil, and the sense he didn’t WANT to be evil. It’s the Harry Potter conundrum. There’s a bit of Voldemort in him and even in book 1 he feels this sort of intense revulsion to the idea of being put in the “evil house” so he begs to be in Gryffindor, which he thinks is the goodest house where he can be good. But in the very nature of ASKING not to be put in the evil house, he’s actually making the most revealing decision of his entire character. That he WANTS to be good and brave and heroic. And despite 7 books struggle with the sense of internal evil that grows clearer as time passes, his actions are still good and heroic and it’s not just that he’s doing it because he wants to prove he’s good. It’s always his instinctive reaction, and his genuine unthinking kindness to others.

Jack’s powers are reacting to something deep down in Jack, and he saved Sam, and the fact that it was targeted to protect him are revealing in one way. Jack fearing he’s evil and complaining that he can’t do the thing that Sam thinks will prove he’s good means when Sam finds him hiding in the shadows, Jack thinks he just failed the test to be put in Gryffindor and now he HAS to go be put in Slytherin.

(never mind there are other houses and there’s shades of grey out there and like Mia shows you can be a monster but still be good. And even if he doesn’t like Anakin - probably because of that same fear of being evil - at the end of Star Wars, Darth Vader redeemed himself and struck down the Emperor, who had manipulated him into being evil. You could probably put Asmodeus getting into Jack’s head into that category and though OBVIOUSLY there’s a season of plot to come, in a way 13x02 did offer a mini example of that, complete with bottomless drop beside them, which, unfortunately, Jack didn’t chuck him into :P) 

So, idk, I find it interesting because I’m not sure we can trust how much he says about his feelings in the sense that in OTHER ways his character is deeply emotionally driven and he DOES have emotional attachments and stuff. Honestly, I kind of wondered if he has been depressed as well as just being different in his own interesting way. It can’t be a good mix, anyway. 

I think he has been struggling in some situations and that’s obvious, but it’s not a defining trait - it’s more like a deep worry he has, probably because of not understanding his nature. 

I really hope Cas gets some more time to talk to him about who and what he is and that they can relate to each other, because I’d be fascinated to see them compare their experiences… I think the lack of a reaction or confusion from Jack IS because he has a sort of alien nature, some of it is inherent in not being human, some of it is being newborn, and some of it is trauma… Like, no wonder he has no idea what he’s feeling. 

(Sorry if this seems ranty at you, I’ve mostly been wanting an excuse to talk about this since like 5am today :P) 

Aw man, I feel like I crawled for miles across the desert to finally find a leaf with a few droplets of water on it.

Like that was the amount of my main man keith this season. I missed him so much and we got barely anything of him. And last season and this season there was so much negativity for him. I love it when characters go through hardship and grow. Buuuuuut.

That didn’t happen. He got crapped on for his leadership, crapped on for doing missions instead of parades, and then got written out and never talked about except being name-dropped as a joke.

It was really cool to see his action moments. But that’s it. I feel like his character stagnated in this season. Or worse, it regressed. He ended up not being needed, being replaceable, and it ended up being better if he did his own thing rather than being a team member.

What?

I’m just a little disheartened right now. Apparently a large part of my enjoyment of Voltron comes from Keith, because I couldn’t enjoy the lighthearted episodes without him, and those are my favorites usually.

And we also go more time without learning about Keith’s parents, galra side, quintessence connection, history, etc.

:(

anonymous asked:

Are you feeling better, sweetie?

Yes, I am feeling a lot better, thank you for the message. A good night’s sleep helped a lot!

anonymous asked:

I feel really silly for not being overjoyed by the Doctor being cast as a female. I didn't like the Master's change to Missy. (I know you enjoyed her but I didn't to much nor the Master in season 3). After 12 regenerations, I don't see why the Doctor would change genders. (It's different than being a ginger.) I kinda wish that they had brought Jenny back instead. I don't think a timelord couldn't be an adventurous heroic female. I just wish it was a new character. Does this make sense?

well I think there are a lot of reasonable reservations to have about casting a woman as the Doctor, in terms of how it will be handled or not handled, the fact that DW’s problem has never been a lack of white women in leading roles so this is perhaps not as revolutionary as it would like to pretend, what exactly the implication is for gender here if we go the “boobs=woman now” route as we almost certainly will, etc

for all those reasons and more I’ve never really been that firmly in the woman Doctor camp, it was never really something I was pulling for. but I do happen to love Jodie Whittaker a lot and I think the show really desperately needs to do something to feel fresh again, so maybe her + a new showrunner can seal the deal.

i think there’s kind of two different things here. there’s the question of “can a woman play the doctor convincingly?” and the answer to that is unequivocally yes. “is casting a woman to play the doctor the correct and/or most progressive choice?” is a bit more subjective

anonymous asked:

I don't think I have ever encountered a show runner like Bryan Fuller who is so enthusiastic and supportive of the couple I like in the show, but at the same time will make comments (like a lot of the stuff about Will) that makes it sound like the relationship is doomed. I kind of feel like I got Hannigram whiplash. I expect angst and complexity, and I want to enjoy all of the Hannigram goodness he shares, but I also don't want to set myself up for hopeless disappointment. How do you cope?

Honestly, I don’t really think about the ‘ending’ of their relationship, however it goes. I mainly focus on the material we have and the fandom works that come from it. 

Season 4 is still an ‘if’ situation, no matter how optimistic we are, it’s still ‘if the show comes back’ as much as we may want it to be a ‘when the show comes back’. There really is no point in worrying over something that may not even happen at all, for years, even if the show does return.

It’s also important to remember what the show is apart from the fandom we have built around it. It is a dark, bloody, violent, tragic, angsty, incredibly complex love story. It’s old school romance. And that means a happy ending where Will and Hannibal are in a little house with eight dogs and a white picket fence living happily ever after is probably not going to happen. 

(But maybe that is how it ends, I don’t know, and the only one who does is Bryan Fuller and who knows what’s going on in that fluffy head of his.)

If it doesn’t end happily, does that mean Hannibal and Will never loved each other? That the first three seasons didn’t happen? Does it erase their relationship completely? Not at all. They do love each other. The ending, no matter if it’s happy or sad, is a result of the journey and in this journey Will and Hannibal chose each other and loved each other more than they had ever loved anyone else.

Hannibal and Will’s relationship is full of angst and violence and death, but it’s also filled with tenderness and understanding and acceptance. It’s complex. It’s twisted. It’s fucked up. It’s romantic. It’s sweet. It’s epic.

The show has always been dark, there’s always been angst and there will be more angst. This is Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter. Two men who are mazes of moral grayness and violent dispositions with the tendencies to push buttons people shouldn’t push. 

Will season 4 and season 5 (and season 23) happen like we’ve thought and hoped and dreamed and written and drawn and collaged and meticulously planned via powerpoint? Probably not. And there will be disappointment. And sighs. And angry posts with angry gifs. But that’s okay. 

It is. 

Don’t let it scare you or worry you because it’s okay

Remember, no matter what happens in future seasons, Will and Hannibal love each other.

Sorry but I really don’t want this ship to sail canonically…

I’m calling it now, captain georgiou isn’t dead- we never saw her body laid to rest and she was left behind on the Klingon ship

My money is that she will be brought back in some manner as a season finale shocker(final arc of the season)

And it’ll be a roundabout return to really everything that Michael wanted just being spat back in her face like she wanted to protect her crew her captain, and now she has to go and fight/rescue her old captain and she’s reminded of how much she failed

(But then it ends happily because Michael saves georgiou and they retire to a sunny beach planet)

anonymous asked:

I think it's really fascinating to compare Barry and Cisco in terms of how they use their powers. Barry got powers and started running around saving people and learning more and more what he could do. Whereas Cisco was terrified of his powers, tried to hide them and I think still has times when he doubts his control and worries he'll hurt people. Barry could do just as much damage if he lost control but he doesn't dwell on it whereas Cisco does.

There’s some major differences in worldview and experience going in to that divergence, I think. 


Barry is… such a Gryffindor. 

Rushes in, has to be taught the value of a plan, chivalry and honor are where it’s at, saving people. Reckless and daring. The dude got powers and a day later was like “I’m gonna run into that tornado!”

Originally posted by westallenolicitygifs

That’s not normal. 

But it makes sense, given where he’s coming from. First off, he has no reason to fear powers because he knows he’s not evil, and since they haven’t met any evil metas or dopplegangers or anything of the sort yet, he’s really got no reason to believe his powers might lead him down a dark path. So there’s no red flags associated with powers.

Second, Barry was the kid who got bullied but still tried to save other kids from getting bullied (this is canon). 

Originally posted by matmurdocc

And though he got bullied and beat up for it himself, he was rewarded at home for that behavior, with attention from his mother and grins from his father with fake admonishment. “Do the right thing” in the Allen household meant “stand up to bullies and help others”. You do what you can, what you have to, in order to help other people.

And in the West household that would’ve been similar. Barry spent half his life being raised by a cop, so “fighting bad guys” is sort of inherent within his worldview from that as well. He joined the CCPD with the skills he has because he believes in helping and saving others, including his father. 

Barry’s nature means he rushes in toward danger to save people. Runs to save a kid from bullies (then has to run himself lmao), runs after the guy who stole Iris’s bag before he had powers, runs toward a tornado once he does have those powers. It’s really not about the powers, it’s just who he is.

(Which is why he keeps repeating this damn line).

The fact that he can hurt people… is something he has to learn later. For all the negative associations he gets because of his powers, all the people who die and the bad things that happen, the good came before the bad ever did, and saving people is whole worldview. That’s why he jumps in, goes too far, and that’s why he had to learn about the dangers of his abilities, that he can end the world by accident, or do great evil without intending to. 

Originally posted by justbarryallen

That’s the lesson from S3, from Flashpoint and Paradox and Savitar. But that was never his starting point.




But Cisco is coming at his powers from an entirely different perspective.

First off, the guy gets his powers activated from literally dying and the timeline changing. Ouch. That’s enough reason alone to have a bit of a discordant relationship with your powers. The first emotional association he has with them is death and pain. Even if he can use logic to work around that, his first and strongest feeling from them is… death.

Originally posted by strivia

And he didn’t even know he had powers. He thought it was just nightmares, until he found out that dream wasn’t really a dream, and that Barry changed the timeline. And what an uncomfortable realization that would’ve been. Cisco realizing he freaking died thanks to this person that he loves and who has mentored him? 

And no one else really clues in that Cisco can remember because of meta powers, they just sort of accept it, until he tells Wellsobard, who doesn’t apologize for killing him but does tell him he has powers. Not only does that confirm Cisco’s fears (”it was really he really did kill me this isn’t in my head that was real i died i died i died–”) but Wellsobard, the dude who killed him, seems proud and excited for him. That evil motherfucker thinking it’s great Cisco has powers? Would not feel like a positive or ringing endorsement, right then.

Originally posted by mynamesnightwing

So all of Cisco’s early associations with his powers were death, danger, and endorsement from someone he hates. It’s no wonder he didn’t want to talk about them and even hid them, especially because he probably knew that his friends would encourage him to explore his powers deeper, and if exploring meant seeing more death or negative and traumatizing visions, or making Wellsobard more proud of him… why should he?

Unlike Barry, Cisco didn’t spend his entire life chasing after bad guys trying to play the hero. “Some people achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” – yeah, Cisco had it thrust upon him, at least in the realm of heroism. He was great already at the things he was aiming at - science, innovation, technology. He got to save the day with those, and that’s where his identity and his core contributions felt strongest.

Sure he probably daydreamed about being a hero in the more classic sense, but I mean, his few tastes of it in season 1 included bluffing with a vacuum cleaner to save Barry and later getting kidnapped and his brother getting seriously hurt. Again, that last one? Not super encouraging. Not to mention helping Joe chase down Grodd and Joe getting caught, right? Ouch.

But then, finally, Cisco is exploring his powers. In his more Ravenclaw way, he learned about them could articulate a bit of what he does and how it works by the time he was talking to Barry and Caitlin about them, experimenting on his own, gathering information. 

Originally posted by pintasfun

But it’s not long before the team is pushing him to do things outside his comfort zone and his powers are getting him into situations like visiting Earth 2 and meeting his evil doppleganger. Who almost kills Barry. Again, not a ringing endorsement. On this Earth, Barry and Iris aren’t evil, Joe’s not evil, even Wells from here isn’t evil. But here he is with powers and being evil. And then dead. Again.

No wonder he’s hesitant to open a breach to bring Zoom back to fight them after seeing how much damage his powers can do, how he can kill with them if he wanted to, how big his ego and hubris can get under the wrong circumstances.

No wonder he’s scared, after all that trauma and death and all the negative associations that have come out of his powers and the PTSD symptoms that are attached to triggering his visions at the outset. And it’s not even long before powers are being turned against his oldest friend. And he had visions of that happening, too. No wonder he was wary - he really could kill her if he lets go too hard.

Originally posted by felicityssoliver

So it’s sort of the opposite for Barry, who started on a high point with his powers and had to learn restraint and the damage they can do. Cisco saw the bad side to his powers from the outset. And while he had some visions in there that weren’t terrifying and bad, the majority were, at least for a long time, and he had to learn over time and through control how to find the good in his powers, the ways that they help. Had to save Barry’s life and have his powers help Barry save Tina McGee and had to save HR from Cynthia, had to really push himself, to find all the good feelings there inside that can be associated with his powers.


I guess the take away from S3 is that Barry learned just how dangerous his powers are even within himself, and what not to do with them. And Cisco learned how good his powers can be and how much positive strength he has while wielding them, the good that he can do with them.

Originally posted by ambersriley

anonymous asked:

I’m torn! I liked the episode but I also feel really anxious about it. Why Oliver doesn't trust her anymore? He admitted that he and Diggle had let her fall deeper and that maybe she didn't feel like she belonged this season and yet he doesn't back her play. Help me understand this please because I don't want to think like this about him. I wanted to enjoy episode 20 but this is upsetting.

Don’t come to tumblr/twitter much because of my job but I love Arrow, though I’ve only been watching it for a year. There are some I’ve been following that were really vocal about 5.19: they’ve basically been saying Oliver isn’t good enough for Felicity now and are angry at him for not trusting/backing her like she has him. Is it them who don’t understand or me? I thought it showed Oliver afraid. No mistrusting. And Felicity asking for equality. I saw a reply you gave once but I don’t know anyone who does them like that.

I wasn’t going to answer these initially because I feel they’ve been answered so fully by the names just below this but… I HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF OLICITY FEELS THAT CANNOT BE DENIED.

I needed to vent them! Overuse of gifs ahoy!

OK, first? Q2 Anon: I can give you the names of a few people who answer questions FAR better than I ever could if you’d like?

There’s @jbuffyangel (who did her usual amazing review of the episode which should answer all of your questions/worries) @callistawolf and @louiseblue1

There are others that I’m sure you’ll find if you explore a bit ;)

There isn’t really much I can say past what hasn’t already been said by the 3 above.

But I need to clarify (even though you can’t answer) something Anon 1. You liked the episode?

JUST liked?

Well I just about had a mini coronary. Honey, I don’t think you were seeing it properly. Episode 19 was like a piece fanfiction come to life. It was an episode to grin hard about and watch whilst gripping the edge of your seat. Something to feel deep in your chest the next day.

Everything in it – EVERY SINGLE SCENE – was a moment I’ve been waiting on pins to see.

And I mean, purely from the point of view of a fan: how could you not adore the return of the looks and the talking:

Originally posted by legends-of-today

Originally posted by andjustforthismoment

True, I DO think they made us wait a tad too long (kill me now – @scu11y22 knows especially, after episode 9 how close I came to having a full on shit-fit – but just a shit-fit, not a loss of hope) for this but I also believe that they wanted the whole Prometheus Vs Oliver = Oliver’s lowest moment score to occur prior to any progression that could be made between Oliver and Felicity…

It’s because they want them - their steps back to each other - to be part and parcel with Prometheus’s defeat.

And Prometheus is representative of Oliver’s demons. Of his darkness and his pain. 

Originally posted by mogirl97

Something he can no longer run from like he has been doing for years. What he needs to face and defeat, to strive beyond.

It’s all so that the penultimate moment, episode 20, can mean so much more and have triple the affect it would have had without this.

Oliver can’t defeat Prometheus with his current mind-set. He can’t even stand against him: Prometheus has broken a vital piece of Oliver’s soul: his hope.

Think about it: Olicity closing the gap between them - healing that breach - each and reuniting possibly leading to the defeat of Prometheus. And what’s necessary for the defeat of Prometheus? For Oliver to step forwards into a light of his own making. A mission of his own choosing.

How much more epic can you get?

But you (Anon 1) (Anon 2, you’re fine girl/boy;)) were referring more to the deceptive lack of trust in this episode, correct?

That supposed absence of trust, the very thing that put a pause on this whole relationship? It’s an Oliver Queen smokescreen. Possibly subconscious on his part, at least initially. A not-so-flimsy cover up for Oliver’s real problem. A problem they’re going to bring about, in GREAT and uncompromising detail, in episode 20.

But let’s get into specifics.

It’s what we’ve been waiting for. And all of it, everything, was good. Everything coming will be better.

I think a problem a lot of people might also be having at the moment is the sudden rise of emotional intensity in the show.

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Yes, I know: random. But.

Arrow has always been intense but it increases with each season: the actors are pushed into doing scenes and playing roles they’ve never done before, into bending rules and breaking past boundaries. Season 5 has been exemplary in this. But there’s been an upswing from episode 16, especially in regards to OTA and Olicity, that wasn’t as present earlier on. It’s been very welcome, but also, a bit of a shock.

They’ve had to wait you see: there’s been too much story to tell first. We got a lot of Olicity before anything else in season 4 so they needed to be true to their other stories first but you all know the other reasons as well. Lord know’s I’ve gone on about them too.

So now, everything feels powerful. Penetrating. Worrying? The script was so forceful in Dangerous Liasons, so intense: every scene featuring Oliver and Felicity was a scene that left a mark on the audience. People are feeling the heat - the kind of heat exhibited in 3.20 - and it’s such a burn that it people might consider it an omen.

Don’t feel anxious about it: not at all. It’s about facing the truth. About Oliver and Felicity facing each other. About facing themselves…

And they found themselves in each other once upon a time.

Originally posted by curvygeekyfangirl

That still holds true. There was no way in hell that they were going to get to the root of each of their issues without them coming back to each other.

Oliver.

There’s no one he trusts, respects and admires more than Felicity Smoak.

But being honest with her - telling her about his 5.17 revelation (something he had to understand himself first) about his reasoning behind why he’s done what he’s done over the years - is something he thinks will make her fall out of love with him.

But it also might save her from becoming him.

This has absolutely nothing to do with trust.

For the first time, Felicity is the one he and Dig have to worry about… and like big tough Alpha males, it throws them completely out of whack.

Originally posted by emilybuttrickards

It’s not about a lack of trust or a deliberate choice not to be there for her when she has been there for him every single time he needed someone.

He can’t possibly be ok with her behaving like him because she’s more. She’s better. She’s the example he measures all other acts of goodness and evil against. No other woman (or man) has come close.

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And that’s just some of the examples and only the women.

But there’s been a lack of understanding between these two for the past year (A year… Christ, it’s been more than a year) and they need to hack it out but they wouldn’t be able to without a stimulus.

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Boom baby!

Now, Felicity TELLING Oliver that he doesn’t trust her was soooooo deeply satisfying, not because I agree with her. I don’t. She’s wrong. But I only know that because I’m the observer.

I loved it because she was finally being honest about how he’s made her feel. And how he’s made her feel isn’t just like she isn’t trusted:

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It’s lonely. Alone.

Originally posted by felicitysmoakq

She’s felt like she can’t go to him and ask for the assistance she needed, the help she wanted. The kind of love she deserves. Honestly, I’m pretty sure she didn’t want his help either. Not at this stage. She wanted to rely on herself. To decide for herself. To make the choices he and Dig have always made for her. To be their equal.

What she wanted was for him to say:

“I don’t like it. I don’t want you to do it. You’re asking me to stand back and watch you sell yourself because of a problem I caused. I don’t want it. It’ll hurt too much… but I’m going to. I’m going to because I trust you. You already know I love you. And now I’m going to prove what that actually means to me. I’m going to place all my trust in you because I believe. In. You.

Always.”

Wonderful, right?

But this is from the point of view of a woman who doesn’t fully understand Oliver Queen, through no fault of her own. She’s the closest any woman has ever come to truly knowing him: she DOES know him the best of everyone, even Thea…

And that is something he - subconsciously - can’t allow. He can’t have Felicity - the person he loves the most - close to his darkest demon. Can’t have her touched.

If she’d been ready at the time of their break up, maybe she would have seen something else and NOT a man who simply doesn’t trust her the way she craves to be trusted, the way she’d trusted him and still does trust him. Even after everything.

But she couldn’t help missing that because Oliver is emotionally stunted and very unaware of how his father’s promise and his survivor’s guilt have deepened that chasm inside him.

Oliver is also a man of his word.

Originally posted by andjustforthismoment

“We can protect her.”

He made a promise to himself and Dig and he was vehement in that promise.

It was a declaration of intent: I want her in this but not at the cost of what makes her… her.

Do you think that ever goes away for someone like Oliver? And do you think he ever forgets about that promise? No. It just grows stronger. It was crucial to him; especially right at the beginning of it all.

And for Felicity Smoak it is an absolute - a requisite - STRONGER than his need to protect Thea.

He grew to accept at the end of season 3 - after choosing for her for most of the season - that Thea’s life was her own, that her actions were her own, her body was her own to throw it onto fire if she wanted to.

He’d hate it… but he’d get it.

He can’t do that with Felicity because she’s his cornerstone.

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Even after they broke up, even months later with this distance between them, she’s still the person who balances his world, who gives him structure.

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When she first joined the team, she enabled his night work in a way he didn’t think possible and she was as safe as he could make her. Behind her computers. In HIS Foundry. Perfect.

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She was where he could keep an eye on her and control how deep into the life she was. In fact she only ever touched close to danger when she was in the field, which was few and far between for this exact reason.

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Even when she opted – even when it was her choice – Oliver (and by extension Dig) only agreed when they could control the danger level.

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But even then, things can still go wrong.

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The problem is that Felicity has always been just as ‘in deep’ as the boys.

But she’s their precious gem: their lucky charm. Their lighthouse, their way home. The heart of the team.

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What happens when a lighthouse goes dark?

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The way home – your eyes – vanishes.

You loose sight of reality.

It was taken for granted, Felicity’s natural light. Her faith. He thought if he left it alone, it was stay exactly as it was…

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The light on Oliver’s path – as pitiful and as small, as narrow and filled with thorns and without forks and choices as that way has become – was, in his head, taken fully away in episode 19. He was left asunder and confused.

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Adrift. Lost at sea…. he’s already lost at sea.

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He was lost at sea for years until he chose to stay away from Starling (I prefer the name Starling City to Star City btw).

After his return, she became his anchor. Slowly.

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Overtime.

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Moment by moment.

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Until she became irreplaceable.

And he didn’t realise just how deep that went… until he broke her heart. Until she left him. Alone.

Originally posted by andjustforthismoment

They’re as alone as each other. Even when they’re with others. Even in a crowd. Even as they reached out to others, romantically or otherwise and it didn’t heal them.

Case in point: look at where they are right now. He thinks he’s a sociopathic serial killer and she’s willing to destroy her life to bring down the man who made him feel that way.

She is doing for Oliver what Oliver did for Thea in season 3.

All she’s asking is for him to let her.

But he can’t.

He promised Dig he’d protect her. Just her. 

Not Laurel or Thea or Sara or anyone else, not even Dig… Felicity was the one whom he’d never have twisted. The one neither of them could or would sacrifice. IRREPLACEABLE.

Most importantly, he can’t have her become him. He’s been protecting her from that since day 1: he can’t fathom its possibility.

Oliver has paid a lot of prices, sacrificed so much of himself. And he’s lost things and people.

Her soul is the one price too high to pay.

Yet Oliver feels like everything he has touched, every person who’s into contact with him, has suffered because of him.

And now? …He feels what’s she doing with helix, how she’s behaving is because of him. A darkness that never comes out created by him. To Oliver, he has created this path of a deepening darkness for the woman he loves. Now he has to put up with what she’s been putting up with for years. And he doesn’t like it.

Drink it is:

Like a husband who’s argued with his wife, had his words royally and correctly thrown back at him and in the dog house. Big time!

What Oliver doesn’t realise is that light can alter over time. It can grow warmer or more distinct. Stronger. Can shift and shine a new way. A better way. A softer way. Some lights can draw weaker ones out and strengthen them.

Has anyone noticed the increased use of both purple and green this year on Arrow? Oliver’s and Felicity’s colours. 

Not a coincidence.

Originally posted by whoeveryoulovethemost

When he sees her for who she really is, when he finds out how her view of him – in walking in his shoes – has changed, has grown, when he discovers that his confession doesn’t have the affect on her he thought it would, when she actually gives him a new and brighter understanding of herself… he’ll see her light for what it is. For the beauty in it. And he’ll love her all the more for it.

I think he’s going to tell her – when their air is ruining out, whilst he’s hurt and she’s defenceless – his painful truth and he’ll be waiting for the worse case scenario reaction from her.

And… I feel like he’s going to be given the shock of his life. Or something to that affect. (Am I just desperate?)

Whatever happens, it’ll make him view her as an equal in every sense of the term – he thought he already did, but there was still that last layer of bubble wrap for him/her to pop.

And in walking in her shoes – in trying to move on, in watching her make the hard choices and being powerless to stop her, in being on the other side of the fence and being the one who doesn’t get listened to – his understanding and already super high regard for her will shoot past the stratosphere.

Like Wendy said:

“She’s been through something now, and she sees him in a different light — and he also sees her in a different light. There’s a lot more mutual understanding, and even though I think it’s hard to top the mutual respect they already have for each other, that goes up as well.”

Won’t be surprised if they leave the bunker shooting each other awed, heart-eyed looks and thinking ‘wow’.

Remember the song?

I am so sorry that I bothered you
Now I know why you have to hide
I didn’t know what you were going through
All I could see was my own sign

I will just fade away
I will let you be here
I won’t say a word until you come to me
Until you come to me
Until you come to me

They just tell me what you’re in there for
How could I know you did not say?
But now I know what I am living for
Tomorrow will be just another day

I will close my eyes
And I hear a quiet peep
I will wait in the shadows until you come to me
Until you come to me
Until you come to me, oh

Ah, sweet youth will all too quickly end
And we will never be this free
So all I ask is that we look again
Before we grow too old to see

I will fall alone
My elm was sweet and envy
Still I will be crying until you come to me
Until you come to me
Until you come to me, ah

Understanding. Readiness. Love. Trust. Heart.

I’ll be waiting for you. Until you come to me.

It’s a mutual thing (though I do think this refers to Felicity more than Oliver).

And then it’ll be almost as easy as falling, his new ideal. I think she’ll give him a new point of view. Or, at the very least, a way to see it differently.

Very soon they’ll be ready for each other. The right fit.

A hero for a hero.

Originally posted by klarolicityswan

She has to open the door but he needs to make her want to first. Strip each other down to the core.

And, come 5.22 (?) he needs step on through it all on his own.

They’re going to fall in sync.

And by 5.23 we’re finally going to breathe that breath of sweet relief.

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anonymous asked:

How do you feel about the whole "dean is abusive" thing and could you elaborate? I have been away from the fandom since season 9 I believe and now that I am back I feel everyone is either "destiel is endgame" or "destiel is abusive (is this case dean being the abusive part)" and I really don't know how to feel since both of these parties have good points. :/

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1. The whole show is pretty agressive. Dean and Sam have been abusive/agressive to each other and others quite a bit (not so much recently, GOOD, they’re GROWING) and it clearly is a remnant from their shitty childhoods. 

I’m not going to go into it but it’s canon that Dean becomes on edge and postulates when John is around, remember even when he saw young John with Mary when they went into the past? How he is relaxed until he sees John then immediately straightens up and becomes wary and basically silverbacking? Yeah. He also tries to put himself between Sam and John and trails off when he tells Sam what John did to him when Sam ran away… *sanitised for Sammy* as @postmodernmulticoloredcloak calls it. 

2. They also have an overly aggressive every day life as hunters. It’s hard to get away from that way of thinking sometimes.

3. Dean is a closeted bisexual who is in LOVE with Cas and sometimes doesn’t know how to handle it well. So yes, sometimes, especially when he has felt rejected by Cas (s6 and 8) he is emotionally distant and cold, he generally hasn’t coped well with his feelings towards Cas over the years, that is true, but he is never abusive when he is himself even if he is not always kind because of these issues and his feelings of rejection. Re: the physical fights, these are when they are not THEMSELVES.

4. Cas and Dean when they are fully themselves are SO SOFT with each other, except when they get so frustrated due to their love of the other and their putting themselves in harms way…which is just, well its a fantastic way of showing this tbh..in keeping with the rest of the show. It’s a running theme that they are aggressive and BAMF with others then literally turn around and get all freaking fuzzy with each other… I mean…?!

These gifs are MOMENTS between each other, when Dean grabs a MOMENT of being himself before succumbing to the mark again:

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ABUSIVE? Only when one is controlled / out of their mind / NOT THEMSELVES.

Think over whatever moments you see as abusive and tell me if it is the real Dean or the real Cas in that moment but IF so what is the issue at hand, because the only one I can really think of is very early on in s5, because Cas is DESPERATE and he put EVERYTHING into Dean, he rebelled against millennia of memories, of life, of FAMILY…he rebelled for THIS? 

Otherwise honestly, no. I don’t remember any time that was abusive between Dean and Cas that was not when one of them was in some way controlled.

Yes, they have their issues, Chuck TFW are so messed up, or they were, now they are growing thanks to each other and becoming healthier. Of course there are moments where they don’t do the right thing, especially in moments of emotional pain, its only Human and don’t forget also that the times when Dean is the most hurtful towards Cas emotionally, but he is still nowhere near abusive, are when he has felt betrayed or rejected by him in s6 and s8… which is a HUMAN way to react.

So no, this is crap. This is people taking the story and twisting it, ignoring canon, because canonically these guys all have issues and yes they don’t deal with them well, but there is nothing between Cas and Dean that is worse than anyone else, except when they are controlled and not THEMSELVES, which is precisely the point, because when they ARE themselves they generally act like this:

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GoT Afterthoughts 7x01 (Jonsa edition).

Okay, so I had to watch this twice, as I was semi-distracted with my rugrats who haven’t mastered staying in bed after they’re tucked in, yet (or ever ..probably). For my fellow Jonsa shippers -anchors aweigh, but we’ll come back to that later ….as romance is really not what this show hinges on. I apologize in advance that this will probably hop around and be as scattered as my brain, but I’ll do my best to keep it tidy.

So right out of the gate, this season kicked off with our sweet baby murder Stark posing as crusty old man Frey and taking out all those responsible for the Red Wedding. Sweet, sweet retribution my friends, and while I gleefully squealed with joy that all those rat bastards got what they deserved, I’m almost positive that Arya will take up the books Lady Stoneheart arc, and therefore, I truly worry about her longevity in the series.

Then we see an eerie shot of the NK’s army marching forward (clearly towards the wall), and it’s massive! With fucking Giants! Giants my dudes and dolls -and quite a few of them. So a lot of people think the Wall is coming down at some point this season, but as Meera and Bran arrive at Castle Black I can’t help but wonder if the Wall even needs to come down? Remember when Bran sneakily wargged while the three-eyed-raven was sleeping and the NK touched him and then was able to instantly transport his entire army right to their doorstep? What if he can do that now that Bran has crossed to the other side of the Wall?

Back to Jonsa, as we were treated with a delightful scene of our KitN and the Lady of Winterfell (ahem, seated at his left as the King’s consort would be) entertaining their subjects of the North, as Jon rallies support to prepare for the coming war(s). They have a spat about what to do with the houses land/keeps that threw their support behind Ramsey. Sansa wants to reward the loyal houses and set a punishable example for those who abandoned the Starks in their time of need, while Jon refuses to punish the children for the sins of their fathers and is much more interested in UNITING the north. I have to say that while I understand exactly why Sansa feels this way (considering the horrors that Ramsey put her through), I’m behind Jon on this one, and judging by her facial expression after the children knelt before Jon, I believe that Sansa saw this too. And fuck that smirking snake Littlefinger always lurking around like some creepy child abductor in the shadows!

So at first this scene kind of upset me (the first time around I was more listening than watching expressions -remember the rugrats not staying in bed? lol) because I kind of disliked the two of them arguing in plain view of everyone else (ugh and ESPECIALLY in front of LF who is just waiting to stir the shitpot) -and I couldn’t help but cringe inwardly at all the rumors of this Starkbowl BS and how everyone was going to immediately jump to conclusions ….

But then we are treated to the next lovely Jonsa scene of them strolling through Winterfell (very reminiscent of a beloved past KitN and his lady-love) and the reasoning behind Sansa’s outburst becomes a bit more clear (at least to me) …her father and Robb- one tried to always be just and fair and the other was inexperienced and rash, and look where it got them? Right now Jon is all she has, and she’s determined not to see him end up the same way. Sansa knows how to play the game -she’s got the political savvy that Jon lacks and she’s damn well going to question his judgement sometimes (and yes girl, yessss! She’s come so far) -and what’s better, she CAN! Jon pretty much tells her so “of course you can, you’re my sister, but ….” He simply doesn’t want her to do so in front of their “subjects” as undermining him makes him look weak. He’s not power hungry like Joffrey -a juxtaposition that was even brought up in their conversation, with Sansa confirming that Jon is the polar opposite (shipping goggles fully affixed: she does so with the sweetest most heartfelt imploring expressive eyes - le sigh). Starkbowl is a sham! Our babies hashed this out and did not let it fester with resentment. Jon needs to LISTEN to her council (and no Jon, that would not be so bad)!

And while my shipping goggles are on, let’s talk about this tension -let’s talk about Jon marching ahead stubbornly and Sansa grabbing his arm to get his attention. Let’s talk about the cameras focusing in on that. Let’s talk about how Jon’s eyes immediately drop to their point of contact -and why is he so tense? Hmmmmmm. I think our ship has become more like a submarine (meaning that it’s a steady hum just below the waters surface) -because it has to be right now. Because they are still siblings.

Bonus (and I’m paraphrasing): Jon- “father always said that anything that comes before ‘but’ is horse shit..” Also Jon- “you’re my sister, ‘but’ …” *thank you fellow Jonsa shippers @starks-in-the-north and @cathcacen for pointing this little gem out.* 😂

This Jonsa scene was immediately followed by another bro/sis pair - Queen Cersei and Jamie - (who pretty much spent the entire scene looking at her like she done lost her damn mind). Could Cersei be the mad queen? She’s got nothing else left to lose. Oh, and Euron is a jerk … can’t wait until Yara and Theon kill his ass!

Back to Winterfell! Okay, I ship the crap out of Brienne/Jamie but Tormund’s crush on B is giving me LIFE! I simply adore that he has heart eyes for her, and it’s even more adorably adorable because Brienne hasn’t exactly had a long line of suitors. She knows that deep down she’s kinda flattered -even if she’s also annoyed! lol And my precious baby deserves a little flattery because she’s just fucking wonderful and I love her and I want her to feel special like she did that day at the dance before she realized what those rotten little shits were up to! And while I’m ranting about my precious cinnamon roll, how about her face when little Lyanna (also a precious cinnamon roll who will slit your throat) proudly declared that she would fight! I need these two babies to have more scenes together this season - PLEASE!

Wow, this is getting long and I’ve barely scratched the first couple of scenes! Sorry guys, but I’m not done ranting yet and I know I’ve jumped around and am not tackling this in any sort of order ….

Sansa and LF … my God, baby girl! Her tongue is as sharp as her wit! There is NO WAY IN HELL that I would ever believe she’d betray Jon with this weasel. She’s onto him and she is taking him down. Now, would she manipulate the manipulator into thinking this in order to take him down? Umm yeah.

Sam is not exactly having a great time at the Citadel, but he has already stumbled onto something important -a dragon glass mine under Dragon Stone. So Jon will likely go south soon. Before all of you start panicking about the leaks and “boatbang”, I advise you all that attractive people can have sex in the absence of love and if it happens, I implore you to pay attention to the context. Jon is still under the impression that Sansa is his SISTER. A sexual tryst doesn’t impede a Jonsa endgame, my loves!

We now also know where Jorah has ended up, and it looks like his entire arm is now covered. How far has it spread? I miss him!

The Hound also seems to have an important role in the upcoming battle. I’m glad that he buried that family that he murdered. I’ve always been on the fence with his character -like Jamie, he walks a fine line. I’m really looking forward to an Arya/Hound reunion. And speaking of Arya … I really enjoyed the scene of the Lannister soldiers offering her food/shelter for the night. I was kind of worried when she first came upon them because this is GoT and rape and all -but at its core, it was a very moving scene that these men who are actually supposed to be her enemies, showed her nothing but kindness.

The dragon queen has arrived. Love her or hate her, Dany’s arrival at her ancestral home was pretty moving -especially seeing the dragons circling overhead! Wow - powerful scene! The castle is fucking GORGEOUS on the outside, although the dreary decor inside leaves much to be desired. I actually really love Dany -she has definitely gotten darker since Astapor, but I still love her. I’ve had a very strong feeling for quite some time now that she would become an antagonist once she stepped on Westeros soil ….only time will tell.

If you made it all the way through my rambling madness - thanks for sticking around. Jonsa is still endgame. See you next Sunday!

Originally posted by winterfellskingdom

anonymous asked:

It took kai actually 5 months to save bonnie from the place he stabbed and left her in. 5 Months. How can y'all say he cared for her? And even that happened by the favor damon&elena asked him to do, not by his own decision. I really don't get bonkai fans. He really doesn't care for her. if they hadn't asked him, he'd probably wouldn't even think about taking her out and bonnie would probably be dead.

Context. Kai was a psychopath who didn’t feel emotions like empathy and compassion, he was the villain of season 6, that was his role, and yet even when he was devoid of emotion, his preoccupation with Bonnie suggests that there was something about her that he liked and cared for as much as someone with his condition could and then when he merged with Luke and had the ability to feel compassion and empathy, he was willing to help them get Bonnie back, which is a sign of development and a sign of emotion, which is meant to be brand new to Kai and most if not all of this newfound emotion he feels, he feels towards Bonnie, that is why we say he cares. Context.

I’ve seen all these rumors/speculations about Jerry being written as a villain in season 3 and I really hope it isn’t true. The last thing I want is mindless and hurtful hate/contempt people hold for him to suddenly seem “justified”

anonymous asked:

i think Riverdale may be trying to hard this season. They are adding all these unnecessary angst just so they could keep us interested. I feel like they aren't sticking to one true plot and just going kinda of crazy with every character because they have 22 episodes this season. I don't mean that they should make things slow/boring but it's just A LOT of just stuff is going to/gonna happen in the first 10 episodes. It's just a bit much and I low-key don't like it so far thus season. 😬

I agree with you. I know this sounds awful because I’m such a huge fan of the show but I’m not really loving this season either. I know that this is a teen drama but it just seems to me like there is absolutely no light to this season, every single character is going through something awful and we’ve yet to see even the tiniest bright side and truthfully this season has been a little too stressful!