i just got random feelings for this ship

i’m happy with the sanvers scenes we got, i really am, don’t get me wrong on that, but i’m a little bit angry with supergirl rn

i’m angry because, as a wlw, i have to “settle for less” for representation in media. the writers and producers and cast etc tell us about the great scenes we’re getting and the “sanvers centric” content we’re going to get, but it is always going to be significantly less than any other straight couple. all of the maggie and alex scenes we got this time seemed pretty rushed and cut short to me. they were cute and i loved them, but i didn’t get time to enjoy them. meanwhile, k*ramel, a shittily built, non-developed, random het ship got a bigger focus in the show, and their scenes lasted enough for fans to have enough time to “enjoy.”

i’m glad sg is giving us some wlw representation, but a lot of the times it feels like it’s not a priority in the way they convey on social media, and it makes me think that i’m never going to get to enjoy a wlw couple fully on screen

bts fic rec! (just 24 fics)

Hi. I’m alive, apparently.

Gay* fic rec.

I’ve been having these marathons every week where I just collect as much fanfics as I can. The result? Folders full of bookmarks. Like, not the AO3 bookmarks, but I made actual Chrome folders with bookmarks and… you get the point.

This is unnecessary, but if you’re a beginner in the bts-fanfic-world, I think this list might help you?

These are strongly recommended fics from me. Various ships. All gay, obviously… all on AO3. Most of these, you probably know.

I don’t own any of them! I just think they’re wonderful…

If any of you need more fic recs (I take any ship, I haven’t done all ships but I have some for underrated ships, so), just go on and send me an ask, I guess. And if you’ve read all of these, go send me an ask if you’d like. (I got tons of Namjin) 

I also rec sin, though my folder for sin isn’t very organized so it’ll take a while.

If you want a small (very small) list of sad fics, just ask.

Okay, here it is!


[M] Beta Tau Sigma by bazooka
pairing: namjin (college/university au, frat au)
summary: A collection of events occurring within (and without) the walls of the Beta Tau Sigma fraternity house. At Beta Tau Sigma, there are only a few rules:
1) have a declared major in the College of Music;
2) keep your GPA above a 3.4;
3) don’t let Taehyung into the liquor cabinet;
4) don’t fuck up with Kim Seokjin.
The rest is all fine print.
me: i cried when it finished. need i say more? fucking amazing. love it. cry with me.

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Wedding AU's for the Friends of the Couple

Because we need more wedding writing prompts for ships other than just getting married, so here goes:

- I was invited to a friend’s wedding a week ago and now I’m going through the pictures and you are literally making eyes at me in /every single one/. I don’t even know you. I barely remember seeing you there. But you’re kind of, um, well really hot, and you appear to think the same of me so now I’m asking around everywhere trying to get your contact information who knew this was sO HARD

-Welp they threw the bouquet and you caught it but someone bumped your back- not me I swear- and I caught it when it fell out of your hand. Please stop staring daggers into my skull. I don’t need this.

- You were hired to be the photographer and yeah you did that much well but now we’re both very drunk and very tired and very lonely so you’re showing me the pics that you took on your camera and we’re cracking up about the faces people make when they don’t know they’re being photographed. Maybe this shouldn’t be as funny as it is but it’s late and I can’t think straight and I want you to laugh more often because it’s such a great sound- crap I’m in deep aren’t I

- our friends just left us on babysitting duty together so now we have to try to keep all the kids here from fucking shit up good luck to you

- You were my plus one for the wedding and we just went as friends but appARENTLY weddings are really romantic places or something because I can’t deny that there’s some pretty serious sexual tension here

- Some crazy stuff happened during the dance bit and well now I’m in your arms and you’re so cute and sweet who are you

- or, alternatively, you noticed me standing off to the side instead of dancing, and I told you that I can’t dance but you just gave me the flirtiest smile and said that you’d teach me, and who am I to refuse, you seem sweet enough…

- I left my seat in the crowd for five seconds to refill my drink, and you stole my spot, and dude I don’t want to be rude but I really need to sit down the ceremony is nearly starting can you plEASE JUST MOV-

- dude I SAW you swipe some frosting off the cake with your finger wtf man

- Shit well okay we were rough housing a bit- nothing too big, you’re just an idiot- and one of us sort of got shoved into a table and destroyed half the entrees fuckfuckfuckfuck

And at last, the classic:

- Our friends just got married and left us behind in this single world and I know that we’re both feeling pretty tired and lonely right now watching our best friends go off and be happy so-

May I have this dance?

Pride Month: The Online Festivities

I kind of suck at most things. Writing and coming up with headcannons are some of the few things I’m good at! So, here’s what y'all should do. Send me (via inbox) a pairing (same sex, something LGBT), and I will write hc’s about them. Can be SFW, NSFW, angst, fluff, whatever, just specify in the ask. It may come in the form of a list, or a drabble, whatever I’m feeling or whatever you request. You could send a prompt if you’d like, too. I can’t do much, and I really want to contribute to the Pride Month festivities!
((Warning it’s a long list*))
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LIST OF PAIRINGS/FANDOMS:

~Hamilton: an American Musical
Marliza
Jamilton
Jamilmads
Lams
Lafayette x Mulligan
Hamilsquad

~Marvel
Stucky
Stony
Maria Hill/Natasha Romanoff
Tony/Bruce
Spideypool
Cherik

~Supernatural
Destiel
Sabriel
Samstiel
Crobby (Crowley/Bobby)
Meg/Charlie
Jo/Charlie

~BBC Sherlock
Johnlock
Mystrade
Mormor
Sheriarty
Sherstrade
Molly/Irene Adler

~Harry Potter
Drarry
Deanmus
Wolfstar (Sirius/Remus (Marauder era unless otherwise requested))
Marauders (polyamorous)
Young!Tom Riddle/Harry
Hermione/Cho Chang
Hermione/Luna Lovegood

~The 100
Clexa
Monty/Miller
Bellamy/Finn
Raven/Clarke
Octavia/Clarke
Octavia/Raven
Anya/Lexa

~Yuri!!! On ICE (Yuuri=Katsuki; Yuri=Plisetski)
Viktuuri
Otayuri
Leoji
MilaSara
Emimike
Jjbek
Pliroy
Otapliroy
Yuyuu (Yuuri/Yuri)
Seungchuchu
Viktor/Chris
Phichit/Yuuri
Guang-Hong/Minami
Minami/Yuri
(Anything really, except, like, Vikturio or smth)

~Ouran High School Host Club
Tamaki/Kyoya
Honey/Mori
Hikaru/Kaoru

~Les Misérables
ExR (Enjoltaire)
Cosette/Eponine
Valjean/Javert
Bahorel/Feuilly

~Riverdale
Beronica
Jarchie
Cheryl/Ronnie

~PJO/HOO
Solangelo
Percico
Jasico
Jercy
Annabeth/Piper
Annabeth/Hazel
Piper/Hazel
Leo/Jason
Leo/Frank
Leo/Nico
Leo/Percy

~Random Pairings
Tycutio (Tybalt/Mercutio) [Romeo & Juliet]
Benvolio/Romeo [Romeo & Juliet]
Mercutio/Benvolio [Romeo & Juliet]

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Well, that’s about it! If you want anything specific (ie, a specific AU, a list, a drabble, etc) just specify it and I’ll see what I can do. It is pride month, so naturally all sexualities and genders are welcome! Feel free to share other headcannons with me (for example I’ve got a few about trans!Yuri), those are welcome too.

      Yours, Parker


(*Disclaimer: these are just the same sex ships that I ship from the things listed above)

anonymous asked:

Not to be that guy, but your intention doesn't change the how something you make or say is received. Your intention doesn't change if you hurt people. So just be the bigger person and say you're sorry and move on.

Woah, buddy. Look, this is the last time I’m talking about this. The anti that hijacked my post wrote on about how Rey was just this poor, defenseless girl that was being shipped with her abuser. I replied back saying that this anti was essentially infantilizing Rey, which they were, and some random anon got up and arms about it, twisting my words, acting like I somehow owed them an apology.

I’m not going to apologize to someone getting their feelings hurt over something that they completely misconstrued.

i LOVE random character generators like

throwing a bunch of traits and numbers together you get a coherent character

Emily Young was born to be a sex slave, too weak to fight for freedom and not even aware there was such a thing, until the ship she was traveling on was destroyed and she crash landed with a few other survivors on some rim world

The “prosthophile” trait, btw, is the trait that makes a character long for prostheses. The text is “[name] feels limited in her feeble human body. She often dreams of going bionic”.

So just by clicking a random button we’ve got a sex slave escaped from slavery, longing to be too strong to be caged again.

that’s like better than i could do if i was trying

greentaleteller  asked:

I just. Whenever I see you post anything about you Hyperforce gem AU, I get happy and look up anything about it, even stuff I've already seen. Maybe it's because the monkeys were such a happy thing for me during a very shitty time... So now they can break through even my depression and paranoia. Thank you, I sincerely mean it. And now for a question: What are your ships and would you draw something small with them?

I’m so glad I’ve made something to help you reconnect with something that makes you so happy & helps you out~

As for my ships, yeah I’d be happy to share them with you~ I hope for the drawing you’ll be okay with them as their gem AU selves. <:)

First we’ve got the popular/canon ships, Chiro/Jinmay & Spova. For obvious reasons~ ;3c

Then we’ve got Otto/Gibson & Pre-Betrayal!Mandarin/Antauri. I always just thought Otto/Gibson was adorable. Their dynamic has always been a good mix of cute & funny, especially since it’s not just the ‘smart guy/idiot’ pairing, as they’re both very smart. Just in two different fields. Plus, the fact that Otto just makes random gadgets for Gibson warms my heart~

Now Mandarin/Antauri is actually a more recent development for me. Obviously, the relationship would’ve taken place before Mandarin started going power hungry & evil. But I feel like the two of them would’ve played well off each other, in terms of balancing out each other’s personalities. Or, well, Antauri balancing out Mandarin’s very abrasive personality.

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anonymous asked:

Dom is such a Jalec shipper and I feel validated. The M&G report where he wants Jalec to go to an island so they can... *fist bump*... How can anyone not ship this?

I love that Dom loves Jalec so much but I separate that a lot from Jalec itself.

The show has its own canon and events that can be interpreted by us, no matter what the actors say.

I mean, if Dom turned around tomorrow and said ‘‘actually I hate Jalec, Jace would never fall for Alec’‘ and I was used to taking the actors’ words as gospel, I’d freak out.

As it stands, I love his enthusiasm, and the enthusiasm that Matt shows too (I’m talking about his desire to have more parabatai scenes etc etc. on the show), but that’s not really about the show, for me. Does that make any sense?

Like, if Matt says ‘‘hey, Alec was never in love with Jace’‘, when this has never been shown to us on Shadowhunters, that won’t influence how I see canon, where Alec’s feelings were swept under the rug and not talked about again, but never denied.

Random morning thought (okay maybe not so random bc this came about when I was rediscovering old ship feels) but

I just wanted to say that I’m kind of glad that ever since I first got in to fandom culture ten years ago I thought ship wars were pretty stupid. I mean to me it truly doesn’t matter if the ship’s canon or not, there are always people that dislike it for any reason, whether it makes sense or not and it just gets really tedious to argue about ‘which ship is better’. It’s all preference anyways, and different strokes for different folks; if shipping a certain ship allows you to enjoy the thing you love more and you’re not a jerk about it then kudos.

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Favorite Solo Artists: If I’m bad at remembering band names, I’m worse at people names.

Song Stuck In My Head: Dance Through The Danger from Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Last Movie I Watched: Dunkirk I believe was the last one. It was a pretty good movie, but it’s not something I’d recommend to everyone. The movie has a specific flavor, not exactly an action movie/thriller but not fully a war documentary either. From my personal opinion, great, but it’s open to heavy criticism and confusion.

Last T.V. Show I Watched: Boku no Hero Academia! Tsu was having a great time being #bestgirl

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Last Thing I Googled: Why were people scared of Russia before the Cold War.

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Lucky Number: 37 for no particular reason.

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What Am I Wearing: Black skull-patterned pajamas and a black shirt from a Picasso exhibit I went to many years back. Today was the first day of my Art Appreciation class, so I thought I’d dress to impress!

How Many Blankets Do I Sleep with: A knit blanket and a large comforter, but I toss the comforter if it’s too hot.

Dream Job: I like keeping my options open, but I think my top few would be counselor/therapist because I like helping distressed people, teacher because I’m rather realistic and practical, and I like providing that information, and librarian because I love books and libraries in general, and I’d love to know what owning one is like.

Dream Trip: Probably Japan because I’m a huge dweeb, or Ireland because I’m half Irish and would like to learn my roots.

Favorite Food: Pretty much everything chocolate. Cookies, brownies, candies… if you want to win me over, giving me a vanilla milkshake and a chocolate brownie will work.

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strawberries-and-hairpins  asked:

Hey you know what? The other day I was browsing through the search function of the Naegiri tag and I came across that sample beach picture sketch with Kirigiri and Naegi that was posted on a twitter. And I'm like, oh yeah! That was a thing. So whatever happened to that? Was it just a limited purchase in Japan? Or did it just never come to fruition? Sorry if it's kind of random asking you this, I tend to consider you one of the captains of this ship lol.

Wow, I feel legitimately flattered to be dubbed one of the captains of the ship. :) Thanks!

I just got clarification on that from @jinjojess yesterday, actually! it turns out it was a pre-order bonus for the Danganronpa 3 blu-rays if you pre-ordered all four box sets through a certain dealer. If you did this through the correct store, you could get the completed version of that Art Print.

Unfortunately, I haven’t seen anyone who’s done this share any pictures of the finished version online… nor have I seen the print up for auction on its own. But supposedly it happened, and now it’s going to be the White Whale of the Naegiri community I wager :)

anonymous asked:

hi can you perhaps help me? i am very very new to this fandom (like a few weeks new) and i am very lost lol. everything is v intimidating. i started actively listening to panic like three weeks ago and i haven fallen in love w any band so fast lol. i've been in a lot of fandoms before but like idk there are so many inside jokes and? from what i gather most blogs seem to luv ryan and pretend to hate on brenden (??) for splitting up the band. i think most ppl are joking but tbh you are (cont)

(cont) the first blog i’ve stumbled across that seems to like brenden more than ryan. i also feel like i’m committing some major faux pas by asking all this lol but i’m hoping to get some info on this fandom lol. i mean i adore the band sooooo. is there anything else pertinent i should know abt this fandom. usually there’s a major ship war or great divide and idk i’m rambling. anyways any help would be great and i luv your blog!!!!

this ended up being more of a long list of random things about the band i could think of bc i got distracted by…things. i just figured since ur a new child born into this hell, there r some amount of things u should know, not just about this H*ck fandom

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anonymous asked:

Got any random Lara headcanons you want to share off the top of your head?

THIS ASK ACTUALLY COMES SUPER CONVENIENT BECAUSE I JUST THOUGHT A MAJOR ONE YESTERDAY (and sketched it, and colored then).

Yes!

It’s not super relevant but it’s super cute uvu

(look at these dorks ^ And a hottie daddy)

This is Keky the puppet, Lara’s favorite toy. Her mom (Serena) made it for her.

Keckleon will also be Lara’s first pokemon when she gets older!

anonymous asked:

I feel like every time I watch Psych it's like a Teen Wolf au! Stiles is Shawn, Scott is Gus, Derek is Lassetter, Sheriff is Spencer, Lydia is Juliet, etc. I'm watching a psych marathon and my head is exploding with fix possibilities

YES. THIS. 

Anon, you cannot know how many times I’ve thought about this. I was just watching “Lassie Did a Bad, Bad Thing” the other night and dying over the Sterek possibilities. And then there was the episode where Lassie “secretly” got Shawn’s motorcycle out of lockup, and the episode where they tussled randomly in the kitchen, and the time Lassie got drunk and told Shawn “you astound me,” and…

Ok, you might have awoken the Shassie fangirl in me. But that’s because I have a serious type when it comes to my ships, and they’re so Sterek it hurts.

And I can see so much of Stiles and the Sheriff in Shawn’s interactions with his dad – even the painfully strained early ones, because can’t you just imagine the Sheriff raising Stiles to hone his skills in the hopes that he’d join the force some day? Playing the “how many hats” game and teaching him how to escape the trunk of a car just in case, just wanting his son to be as prepared as humanly possible for the big bad world. (Especially after Claudia dies, when Stiles is all he has left, so he has to make sure he can keep himself safe.) But Stiles just chafes under all that pressure because his dad has so many expectations for him and Stiles just doesn’t fit in that mold, he never will. So they argue and butt heads and love each other so fiercely, and the Sheriff is constantly scoffing at Stiles’ “psychic” antics but is secretly so proud of him and the job he’s been doing in helping the city.

And Stiles and Scott are so Shawn and Gus, too. With Scott trying to be the reasonable one but getting constantly pulled into his best friend’s crazy schemes, and being such a dope whenever he’s interested in a girl (can we please picture Scott meeting Allison for the first time, reaching desperately for a smart, interesting conversation topic, and landing on “So you heard about Pluto? That’s messed up, right?”). I mean, there’s even the fact that Gus has been able to help with medical cases because he knows pharmaceuticals, and Scott knows about medicine from his mom & his work at the vet clinic.

The only thing I might disagree with you on is Juliet. I thought of Lydia too at first – if only because Shawn’s got the “obvious crush” on her. But personality-wise I think she’s a lot more like Allison. She’s the sweetheart who’s tough as nails underneath, and even though that would mean kind of random Stiles & Allison flirting, I think that makes more sense for her. Maybe Stiles is flirting with her to help Scott realize he’s got feelings for her and do something about it :P (And while i never shipped Gus & Juliet, I’m pretty sure that was a decently big fandom ship!)

Maybe Lydia could be the Chief?

Anyway this got super long and rambly but *coughs & composes self* yeah. Yes, I think I might see some parallels there. ;)

You know what makes me smile?

Just recently got the collectors edition, and this just makes me happy. Them having their own song. Like, I dont have to listen to random love songs to give me feels or inspiration, they have a theme WITH THEIR NAME ON IT. And it frickin works every time. Also, I like to think the other titles of the original score relates to both Chloe and Max.Think about it…

so b/c in my own lil headcanonverse pearl was always pining over rose and got it in her head somehow that she was never supposed to crush on anyone else ever

when she finally does admits to herself / reciprocates amethyst’s feelings and they start dating she’s just like. a total glutton 4 pda but really embarrassed about it

like on the one hand she’s just like “holy shit why did i not do this sooner” but also doesn’t like being affectionate in front of other people

so amethyst has to deal with a lot of random kissing in closets. like it’s not completely obvious to everyone

100 Random People from Tumblr just followed me...Let's talk about that!

Hi, I’m Em Kaye. That girl with the almost-straight hair that still ships not so straight guys, have just got 100 followers all because of all of you. *blows kisses at you*

To celebrate, I decided something you guys will pretty much love and will feel love…

Are you ready?

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I would’ve give you guys 100 gifs of your favorite people hugging you but I can’t. I mean, this means a lot though, yeah? 

Thank YOU!!!

anonymous asked:

I know Stephen will never say whether he favors a pairing over another (even though he's not very subtle, like, we all know. Lol) but he did sort of alienate a little bit when he said O/L and O/S won't "ever be together-together again." Do you think he was just emphasizing that it really is Felicity right now? Because the fact that he refuses to go on record about who he wants to be together, I took it as a fact that he talked with the writers over rather than opinion. (:

Fair point Anon. That interview shocked me and I am not easily shocked when actors talk about their TV shows. Normally they have approved “talking points” and they churn those bad boys out interview after interview. That’s why Comic Con was so AMAZING! And shocking. The talking points. I know the entire Olicity fandom was asking, “Did that actually happen?” 

On closer examination, you are 100% right. In the specific interview you are referencing, Stephen’s not giving his opinion. He’s selling the show. I am totally gleeful right now because I use to be in marketing. So we are combining my two favorite things: marketing and TV.

Feel free to check out the interview here starts at 1:50. I transcribed it.

Q: We’ve heard already that he has this disastrous date with Felicity. So obviously that romance is going to be on hiatus or totally kaput. Are there gonna be other ladies coming into Oliver’s life this season?

S: There’s one lady in Oliver’s life.

Q: Just one?

S: Just one.

Q: He hasn’t counted all the women on screen lately has he?

Stephen smiles shakes his head no then repeats: No. There’s one woman in Oliver’s life this year.

Q: Is that his sister?

S: No. It’s Felicity.

Q: It just seems like he’s got of course Sara and Laurel still out there and they don’t seem to have romance interests, at least not steady -

S: (interrupting) No, th..the ship has sailed on those romances. I don’t think that will ever see Oliver and Sara or Oliver and Laurel together again. I mean, they’ll be together, but just not together together. They’ll be teammates, but uhh..no we discover in the pilot the way Oliver feels about Felicity, so because of that, if we just introduce random love interests, it would kind of undersell what we do in the premiere.

First of all, the entire Olicity fandom needs to give that interviewer a standing ovation. Because damn she was persistent.

The way she phrased the questions also gave Stephen a very small, but specific window of opportunity. Our Captain took it. 

The original question included the phrase this season. The interviewer asks if Oliver will have any other love interests other than Felicity. Stephen’s answer was no. But she kept going at him like a dog with a freaking bone. So much so Stephen had to say THREE TIMES there’s only one woman in Oliver’s life. She thinks Stephen’s talking about THEA. Stephen corrects her again. He means Felicity.

Then the money shot. She pushes back and specifically asks about Sara and Laurel. The way the last question is phrased is more expansive than the first. Since the first question included this season, as the conversation progressed all the other questions were under same caveat. However, when the interviewer asks about Sara and Laurel she says, “still out there”. Still out there is more expansive than the specific “any other ladies COMING IN to Oliver’s life this season?“ Sara and Laurel are already in Oliver’s life. They don’t need to come in. The first question was about new love interests. The last question was about existing love interests. Still out there connotes that Sara and Laurel are still out there as possibilities. They will always be out there as possibilities. Since the interviewer began questioning under the guise of “this season” she was then able to very slyly slip in a more broad question, beyond this season. An endgame question.

Furthermore, the interviewer was’t asking Stephen his opinion. She was asking Stephen what’s happening on the show. Stephen could answer because it wasn’t his personal opinion. He’s simply stating what’s happening on the show.  Since it was a vaguely worded endgame question, Stephen could answer it more definitively. The vagueness of the question left room for interpretation so Stephen didn’t have to do it himself.  The Who’s To Say? interview was the opposite. That was a direct “long game” question so Stephen had to deflect. He had to be vague because the question wasn’t. See the difference?

I was in Marketing. You know what the number one rule of Marketing is? Know. Your. Product. Know what you are selling. Why should consumers buy this product? What are your talking points? What’s your pitch?

That’s all Comic Con is. One BIG sales pitch. We get so caught up in the artistry of TV we forget it’s a product like any other commodity. It’s no different than buying a car. Writers, producers and actors are trying to convince you to watch their show. They are selling the show. Why? Because of advertisers. Advertisers pay networks and pay shows for ad time. More viewers means more advertisers. It’s supply and demand. The higher the demand for the show, the more advertisers will want to purchase an ad spot. More viewers means the networks/shows can charge the advertisers higher prices for an ad buy. 

Bottom line? Money. The cast of Arrow, it’s writers and producers all have talking points for S3. They all have their “pitch” to get us to watch the show. How do we know this? Because they sell the same points over and over and over again in every interview. Those are the agreed upon “spoilers” or “talking points” or “pitch” (however you want to phrase it) that the writers and network have agreed on to entice viewership. 

What were the talking points we heard over and over again? Oliver loves Felicity. A life beyond The Arrow. How can Oliver be Oliver Queen and The Arrow? Identity. One woman. One woman. One woman.

There is a shift coming in Arrow S3. Arrow is a hero’s journey. Like I said before, in every hero’s story there’s one person the hero loves. In every hero story, the writers choose a lane. The Arrow writers and Stephen Amell are saying Arrow is telling that part of the hero’s tale THIS SEASON. That’s why it was a talking point. Oliver is choosing one woman to love and that woman is Felicity.

So what makes the interviewers question so brilliant? Because of the words still out there. Still out there includes this season of course, but beyond S3 as well. Sara and Laurel will always be OUT THERE. Stephen was explaining whatever Oliver tells Felicity in the premier is a game changer.  If the writers give Oliver random love interests (new and old) it under sells what Oliver tells Felicity in the premiere.  It under sells the STORY the writers are now telling in Arrow. Which is Oliver has committed to being a hero and he’s committed to loving one woman. Now how does he reconcile those two things? This ties into the Identity theme. Stephen was explaining the premiere is a statement of that choice. He tells Felicity the truth. He tells Felicity he loves her. Oliver won’t go back on that. Why? If Oliver has continual back & forth love interests it marginalizes the moment he has with Felicity and the sincerity of his love. 

Now, the Lauriver ship is holding on tightly to two phrases: This season and I don’t think.  I’ve already explained how the interviewer slyly side stepped the first phrase.  Lauriver’s argument is that when Stephen says I don’t think he’s simply stating an opinion.

Except Stephen Amell doesn’t give his opinion. Not about relationship preference. He refuses to choose. In fact the night before, Stephen was asked his personal opinion about Laurel and Felicity. Which one did Stephen think Oliver should end up with? He refused to answer because it was his personal opinion.

The very next day was the media blitz. Oliver & Felicity. All. Day. Long. One huge statement after the next. From writers and Stephen Amell. Why? Because those were the talking points. That was the pitch. They weren’t talking about opinion. They were talking about what was happening on the show and why we should watch. Why we should buy Arrow next year.  So anything Stephen was saying at that media blitz was approved by the network, creators and writers. It had to be. He was selling the show.

Furthermore, sometimes I don’t think is word filler. Same as when people say ummm, or uhhh, or like. Word filler is the brain trying to connect trains of thought. It doesn’t necessarily mean the person is stating their opinion.

Also, I don’t think wasn’t his only statement. Right before that Stephen says definitively the ship has sailed. Boom. No caveats. No filler. 

To play devil’s advocate, let’s just agree with Lauriver and say Stephen was just giving his opinion.  Do you know why I put more weight on Stephen Amell’s words than any other actor or actress on The CW right now? Stephen Amell is the face of DC television. Right now, DC has five properties launching because of the success of Arrow. Stephen is a very large part of that. The way he sells the show is a very large part of that success as well. So, even if it is his opinion, it carries more weight than say Ian Somerholder or Paul Wesley or Sarah Michelle Gellar or Katie Cassidy. Stephen Amell is not only selling Arrow, he’s selling the DC brand. There’s a lot of money at stake and he’s careful. So when he makes a statement like that, I believe it’s because that’s the way the show is really going.

Does it alienate Lauriver fans? Sure. Absolutely. However, this was always going to happen. One of the two fandoms was always going to be alienated. It was just a matter of when. Why? Because Arrow isn’t The Vampire Diaries. The love triangle won’t last forever and it shouldn’t.  It’s a hero’s tale and every hero’s tale picks a lane. Furthermore, the idea that Arrow is the first CW show to end a love triangle early on is ludicrous. Reign anyone? Reign ended the love triangle half way into it’s first season. They did it and they did it successfully.  Not all TV shows on the CW need a love triangle. Arrow will survive because it’s not predicated on a triangle like The Vampire Diaries. Neither was Reign. While Arrow constantly fights comic book canon Reign has to battle ACTUAL FUCKING HISTORY.

In fact, a love triangle was never Arrow’s intent. It’s original intent was ALWAYS one love - Laurel. It just didn’t work. It didn’t resonate with the larger audience. So the love triangle was a happy accident because Felicity was a happy accident. By choosing one love, Felicity, Arrow is returning to the story they always wanted to tell. They just changed the character they are telling it with.

Comic Con is about increasing viewership. Selling the show. Somewhere along the line there was a calculated business decision that going with Oliver & Felicity will result in maintaining or increasing viewership more than Oliver & Laurel. 

However, if love triangles is what you want then fine. The Arrow writers ended one with Oliver making a choice about who he really loves in S2 finale (Felicity). But they are teeing up another one - between Oliver, Felicity and Ray Palmer. So there’s your love triangle. Felicity will have to decide the way Oliver decided.

So bottom line, why was Stephen able to say the ship has sailed on Laurel and Sara? Because it wasn’t his opinion. It what’s happening on the show. He could say it because Olicity is part of the marketing strategy.

Finally, if what Stephen said about the ship sailing on Laurel/Oliver and Sara/Oliver wasn’t true or in fact just his opinion and the writers were concerned about alienating the fan base…Stephen Amell would have walked it back by now. He would have rephrased the statement. He hasn’t. There’s a big difference between alienating a fan base because of the direction of the show versus stating an opinion. Stephen Amell’s standing by it because it’s the truth - not his opinion. It’s just what’s happening on Arrow.

I will use any opportunity to use a Walter White gif. Any.

I think I’ve figured out why I ship Lucaya - aside from the obvious chemistry and cute banter. 

So I’m a hardcore Maya stan, and she is by far the most important thing on the show to me. Maya is generally a pretty confident person. She’s not insecure at all. But she does have a relatively low sense of self-worth, and she does consider herself to be broken. Her mother is a total sweetheart, but is absent, and of course her father left years ago. So the only people she has who are telling her that she’s talented and beautiful and good, the only people reminding her of her potential, are Riley and Corpanga (and Shawn, when he’s around). But at this point, they’re like a family to her, and even though she’s immensely grateful and all, them telling her that she’s talented and wonderful and all of that kind of feels like something a family member would say - as if they’re saying it just because they want her to feel good about herself. 

(of course, she values Riley’s opinions more than anyone else’s, but she kind of expects Riley to support her and compliment her at this point.)

When Shawn showed up, and he was exactly like her, he was what Maya wanted in a father. She was desperate for his approval because he felt like a father. And when she got it, their relationship became immensely important to her. 

Now let’s talk about Lucas. At the beginning, Maya obviously sees him as being very good and very prince charming-ish, which is probably the reason that she’s been pushing him and Riley together since episode one (her girl deserves the perfect prince, doesn’t she?). Of course, he was attractive, but he couldn’t have been for her when he and Riley were so obviously perfect for each other. So they banter and she calls him names and he lets her, of course he lets her, because she was the first of the girls that he saw and she was tiny and gorgeous and full of fire (and it was never really Riley he liked to begin with, it was just that it seemed like he should like her). If Riley hadn’t been a complication, if it had just been Lucas and Maya, they probably would’ve gone out sometime mid season one. 

Things change when Maya discovers that Lucas was kicked out of his old school. They change again when she sees him get really, really angry. Suddenly, he’s not mr. perfect, destined to ride off into the sunset with Riley. He’s just a cute boy with a really nice torso and serious anger issues. He has flaws too. Suddenly, he seems to be something attainable for Maya (subconsciously, of course), because he’s no longer perfect and he’s more like Maya than she previously thought. Even though she may not have realized it, when the first part of Lucas’ secret came out in Secret of Life, it kind of knocked down an internal barrier that Maya had set up between them. 

And things change for the third time in Creativity, when he tells her that she’s talented and he wants her to be happy - and when she discovers that he thinks she’s beautiful. Because suddenly, the kind of affirmation and approval that she’s previously only gotten from the Matthews family (and briefly, Shawn) is coming from a very different and very unexpected source. Maya isn’t insecure, but she doesn’t tend to think that people will care about her. And when Lucas basically told her that he did, it shocked her. 

Basically what I’m saying is that Lucas makes Maya feel valued in a different way than Riley does because Riley is basically Maya’s other half, while Lucas still feels like something fully outside of Maya. Lucas makes her feel beautiful. He makes her feel like she’s worth something. His compliments feel like they can’t be anything but genuine. And that is why I ship them.