i loved their scenes on felicity

anonymous asked:

So, I loved the Thea and Felicity scenes but wish we could have had a follow up O&F scene. The kiss and hug were nice but was all too brief and no ILYs. Do you think Oliver is going to have guilt about choosing his son over the rest of his loved ones? I get that he needed to save his son but on the other hand, Digg has a family too and what about the rest of the team and Thea and Felicity? No great options for Oliver for sure but I wonder if there will be any consequences for him to face.

That’s why they gave us so much Olicity beforehand, Nonnie, and I why I keep saying to really appreciate how much ground and time was given to them, because I knew we wouldn’t have time for much in the finale. And so it was. :)

I think Oliver always has a lot of guilt, but I don’t think he’ll have guilt over choosing William, because there was no other choice to make, and the others wouldn’t have wanted him to make another choice. I think there will be regret and pain, but also a determination to find everyone on that island and nothing will stop him. I don’t think his choices will paralyse him anymore like they have in the past. :)

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(Diego) I’m very glad I had the chance to go through this journey with Felicity, because this is something new for both of us. You know, the size of this film can be very scary. And I was very lucky to have her next to me. Always there to grab my hand and go like: “Oh my god. Here we are. Let’s make sure we stick together.”

Whump trope:

When the antagonist/torturer asks the defiant whumpee a casual rhetorical question about themself that suggests they're about to really fuck them up.

“It was the left leg last time, right?” - The Flash

“But a man cares about his son, eh?” - Percy Jackson

“I believe you know…[produces photograph]…this person?”

“You write with your left hand, don’t you, [name]?” - one of my own

And either the whumpee is confused and has no idea why they’ve suddenly changed the subject or they realise immediately what they intend and get an ice-cold jolt of fear right through their veins.

Olicity Screen time - Season 3

So lately I’ve been dipping my toe into the murky cesspit that is the Arrow Reddit, to see how the other half live. And it is, as others have said before, a teeming pile of unfounded Olicity and Felicity hatred. 

One of the mantras I see time and again about Olicity is that the ship ‘took up too much screentime’ in seasons 3 and 4 - widely known in those circles as the seasons where Arrow’s quality took a nosedive. The ship was too much of a focus; it took away valuable time that could have been spent on Laurel’s rise to BC, and other more ‘worthy’ plotlines. It has been repeated in that forum so often that it’s become a fact. 

The scientist in me couldn’t let that lie. Because facts require evidence. 

So I set out to disprove them. 

Let’s start with season 3 (season 4 to follow in a separate post)

Hypothesis: Olicity scenes actually took up a small % of the total run time of season 3 of Arrow

Methodology: I watched all the season 3 clips uploaded to YouTube by Olicity Queen and timed all the Olicity scenes. And by Olicity scenes, I included direct discussions about their relationship, declarations of love, instances of flirting or excessive eye contact, grieving, pining, indirect discussions about their relationship (i.e. one character talking to a non-ship character), PDA, heart-to-heart talks, etc. The only scenes excluded were those in which Felicity and Oliver were in mission mode (i.e. exclusively talking about the latest mission (i.e. shop talk, similar to what Oliver/Diggle engage in) with no PDA, heart eyes, etc).

Results:

7%

Olicity scenes took up 7% of the total run time of season 3. And, on average, each episode had less than 3 minutes of ‘Olicity time’ (also 7%). 

Lets look at that in graph form:

I think this pretty much proves my hypothesis. 

Feel free to whip out this data the next time some hater claims Olicity took up too much time!

i love that Felicity’s reaction to Thea’s news that Susan asked Oliver about being GA is to be worried.

I love that her first reaction to Thea’s news is “what are WE gonna do?”

WE

Even though she could have easily gone the “well I’m not with Oliver, I’m not his keeper and if he says he handled it then he handled it” route.

I love how, because this is about Oliver and his safety, Felicity is automatically all in without Thea having to even ask.

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Thea and Felicity (and Sara but she’s not here atm) love Oliver irrevocably and unconditionally. In Felicity’s case it doesn’t matter if it’s a platonic or romantic kind of love. They love him the same way he loves them - all in, no take backs.

Originally posted by an-unicorn-rainbow-flying

A mortal lock, indeed

Olicity Drabble 5x20~ Needing You

Originally posted by yet-i-remain-quiet

Okay so yeah I wanted more and I wrote it…It’s set during 5x20 and, again I just wanted this aspect explained after the whole flashback sequence that simply left me utterly confused. 

GIF not mine it belongs to @yet-i-remain-quiet 

No beta so I’m sorry the errors. P.S. I’m looking for a beta so….

“Needing You”

The first time she’d fallen asleep over his chest he’d gently nudged her cheek with the tip of his thumb until she quietly stirred. The second time he traced the line of her jaw with the back of his fingers until she let out a sleepy yawn. This time when her sleepy eyes dared to part she felt his fingers trailing down the back of her head until they’d settled over the nape of her exposed neck.

Felicity growled comfortably, her shoulders ached, her skin smelled of dust, dirt, and oddly enough smoke and, her body felt utterly wrecked from the day’s events. Her voice actually cracked when her low growls finally formed tangible words, “I think I prefer the back of your fingers…”

His voice seemed to trail over her skin like a soothing balm while he gently stroked his fingers along the nape of her weary neck, “I’ll make a note of that for next time,” he teased with an ease they hadn’t shared in months.

Her soft lips became tangled in the folds of his white tee-shirt as she smiled gently along his covered chest, “I can lift my head if I’m hurting you…” she offered in concern since his voice felt tight as the vibrations rattled across her skin.

“Or you could simply share the bed,” he offered when she attempted to stifle another yawn.

Laughing she nudged her nose along his sternum and, huffed out a tired decline. “No, I should go home and, seek comfort in the freshly cleaned linens of my soft bed.”

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The Moral High Ground: Arrow 5x12 Review (Bratva)

RUSSIA!!!! Just so we’re clear, whenever I write this I’m singing it in my very best  Tevye “TRADITION!” voice. If you don’t understand that reference go rent Fiddler on the Roof right now.

The return to Russia means a refocus on Original Team Arrow. The first trip to Russia, in 2x06, was really the solidification of Original Team Arrow, so it was vitally important that Arrow not miss the opportunity to revisit the bonds the show is built on. They didn’t miss the opportunity. In fact, they delivered a fantastic  episode with “Bratva” that examines the dynamics of Original Team Arrow.

And yes… there will be a snark filled gif response to that final scene. 

Patience my loves. Let’s dig in…

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So many things I can’t get over in the Arrow finale like

  • Slade is back and redeeming himself and honestly? Him getting emotional over his son was it for me. I knew I was going to be a mess the rest of the time
  • Not only did Oliver and Felicity kiss but she initiated because SHE LOVES HIM AND SHE DOESN’T WANT TO HAVE ANY MORE REGRETS OK
  • Felicity and Thea!!! Felicity and Samantha!! All these important conversations and I am l i v i n g for them
  • Flashback!Oliver snapping Kovar’s neck (good) and present!Oliver refusing to snap Adrian’s. You go, my love
  • OLIVER REALIZING IT’S OK TO FORGIVE HIMSELF AND LET GO OF HIS GUILT FOR HIS FATHER’S DEATH. CHARATER GROWTH, THY NAME IS OLIVER QUEEN
  • THAT! SCENE! FLASHBACK!OLIVER SPRINTING THROUGH LIAN YU TO GET HOME AND CURRENT!OLIVER SPRINTING THROUGH LIAN YU TO SAVE HIS SON
  • (that’s about when I started jumping up and down)
  • I’m not even gonna discuss the scene with Moira except to say that that’s when I started bawling and covering my face
  • THE WAY OLIVER’S ARM SHOOK WHEN HE SAW ADRIAN HAD WILLIAM
  • THE WAY HE FOUND A WAY TO SAVE HIS SON WITHOUT KILLING
  • THE WAY HE HELD WILLIAM AND KISSED HIS HEAD AND PROTECTED HIM WITH ALL HIS MIGHT
  • THE E N D 
  • i had to lay down on the ground for a while. My boyfriend was concerned.

Anyways. Best Arrow finale ever

The biggest thing that stuck out to me in arrow 5x15 is that scene where Oliver was in the hospital and the doctor ‘prescribed him a girlfriend’. He called Susan and she didn’t answer. They were fighting and she knew he was in an accident and in the hospital and she still wouldn’t answer his call. She’s not there for him when he needs her to be. But replace Susan with Felicity in this situation and she would have already been on her way when he called. I can’t help but think there is a point to this scene beyond just Susan. I think they are showing us all the reasons that Felicity is perfect for Oliver, and therefore showing him. When Felicity finally gives him a sign that the door is open he’ll run through it. I still have faith in them. I think he needed to see all the reasons they worked so well beyond the pure love of it all and I think Felicity needed to better understand the weight that Oliver struggles with and why he has such a struggle with it. 

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Fabulous Olicity Fanfic Friday - May 19th, 2017

Happy Friday! So this is my attempt to both thank awesome fanfic writers for their amazing work and offer my recommendations to anyone who is interested. Here are the fantastic fanfic stories I read this week! They are posted in the order I read them.

The Sound of an Arrow multi-chapter by @lovejesusarrowavengersblog - Five years ago, Oliver Queen lost his wife in a car accident. Twenty years ago, Felicity Smoak’s father kissed her on the forehead and disappeared from her life.Now, she is the nanny for the six adorable Queen children, fighting to restore love in the mansion and trying to deal with the difficult-to-get-along-with Oliver, all the while as she continues to stumble upon evidence that could drag the Queen family further into darkness. http://archiveofourown.org/works/7442458/chapters/16908556

Time for a Story multi-chapter by @smkkbert - This fic shows Olicity and their life as a (married) couple with family. Although Olicity (and their kids) are the protagonists, other characters of Arrow and Flash make appearances. http://archiveofourown.org/works/3912157/chapters/8757172

Wishful Thinking ficlets by @wherethereissmoak​ - wrote for the 5x22 released photos https://wherethereissmoak.tumblr.com/tagged/wishfulthinking

Clashing Parallels multi-chapter by @marytagus - Oliver Queen, the recently returned from the dead rich playboy, and Felicity Smoak, newly arrived at Starling City, find themselves unknowingly living parallel lives. What happens when parallels clash together… Part 1: http://marytagus.tumblr.com/post/160584044260/olicity-clashing-parallels-part-1
Part 2: http://marytagus.tumblr.com/post/160693682097/olicity-clashing-parallels-part-2

What Happens in Vegas by @realityisoverrated-fic - Tommy surprises Felicity at dinner with Donna. Things heat up when they get back to Felicity’s hotel room and receive a phone call from Oliver. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10891425

In Another Life (I Could be Your Man) multi-chapter by @angelicmisskitty - Their lives couldn’t be more different - and yet Oliver can’t take his eyes off the beautiful blonde woman that leaves the subway every morning at 7.43am. There is something about her that makes him look up every morning - something that also makes him aware he’ll never be good enough for her, or that she’d even notice him. He had no idea how much his life would change the day he rushed over to help her…Olicity AU - no Lian Yu, no saving the city (at least not in the way we know from Arrow :D ) LOVE LOVE, LOVE! http://archiveofourown.org/works/8944795/chapters/20475253

Post 5x20: Olicity Moments by @hotsforolicity - This is a one-shot as a continuation of episode 5x20. Starting from the last hospital scene. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10839177

The More I See You by @dmichellewrites - Oliver and Thea are still torn between the man they thought they knew. Robert would always be their father, and despite all his wrongs, the Queen siblings fight to honor his memory in their own. Multiple pep talks with Felicity show Oliver the kind of man, hero, and husband, he truly wants to be. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10891080?view_adult=true

I Don’t Know Where to Go From Here multi-chapter by @bri617aroundtheworld - Oliver and Felicity meet again more than a year after their break-up, only to find out some shocking truths that make them quickly realize not everything about their split was quite as black and white as it seemed at the time. They both have to reevaluate their past choices and make a decision for the future. But does it change anything? Can they find a way to come back to each other or did they destroy their relationship for good? http://archiveofourown.org/works/10693167/chapters/23682246

A Red Pen Surprise by @ibelievenu - Felicity gives Oliver his birthday gift https://ibelievenu.tumblr.com/post/160621258842/a-red-pen-suprise

5x22 Drabble by @charlinert - What could happen at Oliver’s Birthday Party  http://charlinert.tumblr.com/post/160630738358/5x22-drabble

The Hardest Target multi-chapter by @laurabelle2930 - When Felicity was a child her father developed an AI program that eventually brought their family fame and fortune. As she grew her father faded away his business grew and their bond shattered. After a car accident almost got her best friend Sara Lance killed Felicity’s father made a choice…this choice would radically alter the course of her life. Now 5 years after the plane crash that killed her father and left her stranded she’s come home to defeat the enemies her father’s work created. The target is H.I.V.E’s gun for hire, his name is unknown but his skills are deadly. He works for Damian Darkh who’s allied with the one and only Quentin Lance Starlings chief of police. The only problem with her brand new life is Oliver Queen. He feels foreign yet familiar at the same time. She’s drawn to him as he is to her but the question is why? What brings them together and what could potentially tear them apart? AMAZING!! http://archiveofourown.org/works/5745787/chapters/13240654

Wish Come True by @perfectlittlesoul - For the first time in over a decade, Oliver truly enjoys his birthday. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10887393

Lady in Red by @felicityollies - Oliver is a fan of Felicity’s white and red dress (5x21) http://archiveofourown.org/works/10890363

Somethings are Meant to Be by @pimsiepim - sequel to His Girl Wednesday which you REALLY NEED in your life if you missed read here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4535685/chapters/10322457. Set after Oliver returns to Star City after being missing for 3 years, it is shaping up to be just as awesome as His Girl Wednesday http://archiveofourown.org/works/7693105/chapters/17526601

Trust Me multi-chapter by @felicityollies - When a prostitute meets the perfect client, she has to remind herself that there’s no room for getting close to someone in her line of work. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8487226/chapters/22503983

Keep it Professional multi-chapter by @mogirl97 - Oliver is assigned to be Felicity’s bodyguard http://archiveofourown.org/works/9243455/chapters/20960405

To Make You Feel My Love multi-chapter by @smkkbert - One year after the Gambit went down, the incredible happens: Oliver is found alive and brought back to Starling City. All he wants is getting back to Felicity and Madeleine. Though Felicity welcomes him back with her arms wide open, Oliver struggles to find his place in the family. It seems like his place – at least in Mae’s heart – is already taken. And it doesn’t help that it’s his best friend Tommy who seems to have taken it. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10904208/chapters/24242493

Words We Couldn’t Say by @dmichellewrites - Felicity and Donna both have news to share with each other. Tensions are continuing to rise since the two haven’t seen one another in year when Donna eloped with Quentin on a cruise without her daughter and son-in-law there. Dynamics among the Smoak, Queen, and Lance family changes with utterances of three life-changing words. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10865556?view_adult=true

A life with love, is a life that’s been lived by @foreverfelicityqueen - Chase had been defeated, but at what cost? He took so much effort to destroy Oliver’s life, and those he holds dear. And sometimes even when someone is beat, they still win a little. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10901202

Untitled @oneofakindxx - Oliver threatens a man and his wife is not impressed. http://oneofakindxx.tumblr.com/post/160665514306/there-are-a-lot-of-things-here-that-could-kill

Honey, I Shrunk the Girl by @felicityollies - Felicity just wanted to help her friends with their latest scientific project. The last thing she expected was to end up only inches tall. http://felicityollies.tumblr.com/post/160670321697/honey-i-shrunk-the-it-girl

Room in Your Heart for More multi-chapter by @wherethereissmoak -
Army vet Oliver Queen returns from overseas to find out that he has a 5-year-old son. He is fighting for custody, but is struggling to prove he is a fit father. It’s especially hard because he really has no idea what he’s doing. By chance he meets single mother Felicity Smoak, who swoops in like an angel to help him become comfortable in his role as a father. Felicity is recovering from her a recent trauma, and as a vet Oliver is able to be the support that she needs. Together, they learn to open up their hearts in ways they never thought possible. I ADORE this story! http://archiveofourown.org/works/10700583/chapters/23700948

Pieces of Always multi-chapter by @so-caffeinated and @dust2dust34 - Life continues after Forever is Composed of Nows. Ongoing non-linear collection of family moments for the Queens. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8220479/chapters/18840356

Return to Me multi-chapter by @diggo26 - What would you do if you woke up tomorrow with the last 5 years of your memories gone? After an unfortunate accident, Oliver Queen must figure out his place in a life he has no memory of whilst his wife, Felicity, does everything she can to support him. With emotions, secrets and relationships pushed to the limits; will love and friendship be enough to turn back the hands of time? http://archiveofourown.org/works/10536999/chapters/23265480

Happy Mother’s Day by @perfectlittlesoul - Felicity realises what her favourite holiday is an why. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10912557

Oliver’s Journal by @geneshaven - July 2016 entry https://geneshaven.tumblr.com/post/160712923464/olivers-journal

How We Became Porn Stars by @cruzrogue - Olicity’s private time has unexpected consequences http://cruzrogue.tumblr.com/post/160700256584/how-we-became-porn-stars

Summer House multi-chapter by @laurabelle2930 - Oliver Queen has been missing for two years. On the eve of his 2nd anniversary the local paper with the families consent has decided to run a memorial article since one was never done when he first went missing. Sara Lance was assigned the story at first but know the paper’s hotshot reporter Felicity Smoak has been assigned the story. Felicity must now put her personal feelings aside as she searches for the truth to Oliver Queen’s disappearance. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10918641/chapters/24282099

As Easy As Falling multi-chapter by @charlinert - Felicity has just received tragic news when she meets Oliver, I believe there is hope, highly recommend but you will cry but not every chapter! http://archiveofourown.org/works/8035363/chapters/22542341

Oliver’s Birthdays by @lovejesusarrowavengersblog - Oliver finally learns how to love his birthday. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10922079

Bound to You multi-chapter by @bindy417 - Felicity is an ARGUS agent and Oliver with the Bratva but they met long before that! This story gives the past and the present. SO AWESOME.  http://archiveofourown.org/works/6602668/chapters/15105862

Sometimes, Love Isn’t Enough multi-chapter by @arrowfan437 - A mark. In this world, it defines you. And who you are with your partner. Felicity’s been searching all around for the one that’ll bring meaning to her mark. And she found him. But after being around him for so long, she wonders why she was given the mark at all. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10789404/chapters/23932119

The Hearts of Two Heroes by @geneshaven - In the hope and spirit of reconciliation… https://geneshaven.tumblr.com/post/160750197204/the-hearts-of-two-heroes

Untitled by @machawicket - Olicity discuss Felicity’s high heeled shoes http://machawicket.tumblr.com/post/151427381057/i-want-a-thousand-stories-about-exasperatedoliver

Surprises by @dmichellewrites - Felicity throws Oliver a surprise birthday party, but that’s not the only shocker in store. The woman he loves also has some news that changes the course of their entire relationship for the better. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10908483

Untitled by @smoakmonster - 5x22 Oliver’s Birthday Party Spec http://smoakmonster.tumblr.com/post/160758085976/i-cannot-stop-day-dreaming-about-olivers-bday

Untitled by @olicityhappyeverafter - 5x22 Oliver’s Birthday Party Spec https://olicityhappyeverafter.tumblr.com/post/160763857603/i-had-a-dream-last-night-about-olivers-birthday#notes

As You Are by @oneofakindxx - Oliver takes an interest in Felicity’s musical taste http://oneofakindxx.tumblr.com/post/160764084901/as-you-are

Not Just a Sock Fetish by @alexiablackbriar13 - Support for Oliver’s love of socks https://alexiablackbriar13.tumblr.com/post/160778183123/not-just-a-sock-fetish

Family Business by @arrowheadproductions - Ideal Olicity proposal http://arrowheadproductions.tumblr.com/post/145548354491/let-me-ask-you-this-if-you-could-have-oliver-and

Untitled by @thebookjumper - Felicity gets a mani pedi  in 3.5 https://thebookjumper.tumblr.com/post/160783537524/alexiablackbriar13-geniewithwifi#notes

You Are My Always/Backpacking (Mini Drabble) by @felicityollies - Oliver and Felicity hiking the pacific crest trail during their five months away http://archiveofourown.org/works/6610375/chapters/24322080

Star City Ninja Warrior by @imusuallyobsessed - prompt: “Somebody write me the Mayor Queen does an obstacle course for charity and the whole city goes nuts AU please and thank you” https://imusuallyobsessed.tumblr.com/post/160785336520/star-city-ninja-warrior

Untitled by @dust2dust34 - Missing scene from Oliver’s Birthday party http://dust2dust34.tumblr.com/post/160807308839/you-all-know-that-everyone-left-around-the-same

Goodbye - An Olicity Ficlet by @olicity-i-believe-in-you - Olicity say goodbye http://olicity-i-believe-in-you.tumblr.com/post/160817711652/goodbye-an-olicity-ficlet-g-she-said-goodbye

Felicity Smoak - Model, International Star and Murderer? multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Oliver is called defended international Star Felicity Smoak when she is charged with murder - I can’t express how excited I am about this! http://archiveofourown.org/works/10593339/chapters/23417862

Untitled @machawicket - 5x22 Missing scene - http://machawicket.tumblr.com/post/160820956387/because-those-two-idiots-were-stupid-cute-last

The Firebird multi-chapter by @supersillyanddorky06 - Felicity Smoak stumbles upon a man dressed in black about to kill someone. The man takes an interest in her and she does not realize who he is. He is Al Sah-Him, the best assassin in The League, the crown jewel of the brotherhood, who is known for his lethal focus and killer instincts, brought up in the League itself. What happens when he is taken completely with the blonde? Assassin AU. Basically a what if Felicity met Al Sah-Him and not Oliver Queen story. http://archiveofourown.org/works/3874009/chapters/8658496

I Have Been Homesick for You Since We Met by @theshipsfirstmate - Post-5x21, Felicity watches Oliver’s press conference and has a talk with Thea.  http://archiveofourown.org/works/10929573

You’re My Happy Story by @alanna-the-lionheart - Takes place immediately following 3x23. The beginning of Oliver and Felicity’s road trip, a visit to Las Vegas…and a birthday surprise. http://archiveofourown.org/works/3966904

Secrets Don’t Make Friends by @felicityollies - Felicity stumbles upon the lair after getting drunk at Verdant. She meets the Hood, but it doesn’t go as she expects. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10938729

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my thoughts on Arrow 5x19

This gif is an accurate representation of me. Everything I’ve been waiting (rather patiently, if I do say so myself… as someone who doesn’t come by patience naturally, I think I’ve done a pretty swell job this whole last year *pats self on back*) is finally starting to happen. I’m hesitant to say it’s more glorious than I imagined, because I tried very hard not to imagine anything specific, but it’s pretty damn glorious and I couldn’t be more pleased. 

  • Felicity had The Best wardrobe this whole episode. When I saw that red dress at the beginning I literally gasped
  • Curtis is definitely veering towards annoying with all his quips and babbling, but the Airplane! quote at the top of the show made me chuckle. Yes, it was bad timing. But I still enjoyed it. 
  • It’s more than a bit nerve-wracking to watch Felicity dance on the line like she did in this episode. Like Oliver, I want to protect her and I found myself constantly gasping and going “oh no!” and “ack! Felicity!” but in the end I’m all “that’s my baby, I’m so proud” so it all worked out.
  • The best way to describe Oliver in this episode is “Shook”. The best way to describe Diggle is “Shook Pt. 2″
  • I’m snickering at the boys being at odd ends because their wives are going rogue on them. 
  • Also: Felicity and Lyla crossing paths and sniping at each other is equal parts delightfully entertaining and nerve-wracking. Is this going to put a damper on future double dates? 
  • I’m pretty #TeamLyla most of the time, but not telling Dig and Oliver that they’d moved Caden was… a bad move. Very bad move. SOOOOO bad. C’mon, Lyla. Don’t be that way. 
  • Even though, seeing Diggle and Lyla at odds makes me feel uncomfortable and I just want to yell “Don’t get divorced, mom and dad!”
  • Rene was my pumpkin cupcake this episode.
  • I’ve really grown to love him this season and the FEELINGS I had last night were off the charts. 
  • Is it just me or has Rene become Quentin’s honorary kid? I’m all for this, btw. If you ask me, it’s a step up from his last child. 
  • Oliver drinking
  • GUYS. Oliver just does NOT drink. A shot here and there, maybe a celebratory toast or a beer with OTA. But this is a man who needs to be in control 100% of the time. He never sits down with a bottle like he did last night. I’m shook
  • That is how upset he was about facing off with Felicity. That’s how much he didn’t mean “don’t count on it”. That’s how much he loves her and wants her safe and her soul intact and it’s just killing him, the distance between them and OMG I HAVE ALL THE FEELS. 
  • I think I officially have too many feels to adequately discuss this episode. All that’s coming out of my brain are whale noises. 
  • The moment Dig said “I’m not the man she was gonna marry” I think I stopped breathing and I didn’t start again for the rest of the episode. 
  • You know that gif where the person’s eating popcorn and they stop with their hand halfway to their mouth and they’re just O.O? That was me. 
  • Actually, no, I was Oliver. He froze and then, slowly, looked at Dig like “omg wtf did you just say to me?”
  • IT WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON
  • The engagement was OFFICIALLY brought up. And it was everything I wanted it to be. Olicity is off pause, folks. We’re hitting the play button. The fast forward in some spots. THE WAIT IS OVER. 
  • The scene in the loft was so much better than I was expecting. I was NOT expecting Felicity to bust out the “one of the reasons I fell in love with you” thing. YEP. The pedal is to the metal. We’re full speed ahead!
  • And how her voice softened? And she stepped closer? The TENSION in that scene was amazing. I’m giddy. 
  • There was the whole blue laser face-off that was equally hot and sad and amazing. 
  • And the final face-off in the bunker… My heart hurt for BOTH of them here. She absolutely believes he doesn’t trust her. She doesn’t realize he doesn’t trust himself. It’s all gonna come out. BRING ON 5x20! 

I’m gonna go fan myself and find something chocolate to eat. I need to recover. What a heck of an episode! 

Originally posted by olivergifs

Olicity Screen time - Season 4

As promised, following on from my previous post about season 3, I have compiled the data for season 4. 

Hypothesis: The total Olicity screen time in season 4 would be increased compared to season 3, but still overall a small % of the total run time.

Methodology: I watched all the season 4 clips uploaded to YouTube by Olicity Queen and timed all the Olicity scenes. And by Olicity scenes, I included direct discussions about their relationship, declarations of love, proposals, instances of flirting or excessive eye contact, pining, indirect discussions about their relationship (i.e. one character talking to a non-ship character), PDA, heart-to-heart talks, etc. The only scenes excluded were those in which Felicity and Oliver were in mission mode (i.e. exclusively talking about the latest mission (i.e. shop talk, similar to what Oliver/Diggle engage in) with no PDA, heart eyes, etc).

Results:

11% total screen time in season 4, with an average of 11% screen time per episode. 

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Olicity 5x20: HOW IS ANYONE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THIS???

I’m seriously at a loss here. Like, how did people manage to turn 5x20 Olicity sexytimes into something potentially bad? Let me count the ways in which this is amazing:

Peak OTP Fitness: Steve’s intense training regimen for ANW just happened to culminate the same week the love scene was filmed. And Emily has been in beastmode all year. So like, we’re talking PEAK fitness levels for sex gifs that will grace our tumblrs for years to come.

Steve’s Hair Game: Steve’s hair, also at peak sexiness. Like you could find the Fibonacci sequence in his face-shape-to-hair-length ratio right now because it is just THAT perfect.

Fanfiction Level SMUT: Olicity LAIR sex. HOT, URGENT, MUST-HAVE-YOU-NOW sex. Sex resulting from a primal, physical, animalistic need for each other. I mean like, soft, sensual 3x20 sex is great and all, but we’re going to have GIFS (GIFS!) of just straight up f*ing in the lair and I am so ready.

Location Speculation: And like…can we just spec for a second on where it will be? Elevator? The conference table? Up against any of the concrete pillars? On the workout mats? Regardless, do you realize we’ll never be able to look at the place where it happens again without thinking of the time they f*ked there? And while we’re at it, don’t think I’m not going to be spending 5x16-5x19 trying to determine the location because I am and I will.

Mental Foreplay: And while we’re speculating, what series of events leads up to that moment? Is it a bit of alcohol? An accidental touch? A loaded stare? A little nurse-Felicity patching a shirtless Oliver up after a night of arrowing? Did the power cut out unexpectedly that night, giving a little mood lighting to an already sexual tension heavy situation? Can you just IMAGINE for a second the UST you’ll be able to cut with a FRACKING KNIFE in the split second before they both break and lunge at each other?

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