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Marc Guggenheim’s assertion today that Felicity’s dark arc was to give her greater empathy towards Oliver reminded me that I have a lot to say on the subject. I’ll back up and start with this: the recurring idea that Felicity wronged Oliver somehow by leaving him after he lied to her about William’s existence is infuriating.

Could Felicity have stayed and listened to Oliver explain himself further? Yes, but she had absolutely no obligation to do so. She didn’t demonstrate a lack of empathy or understanding by leaving him, she demonstrated a very justified level of looking out for herself. Did Felicity’s dark arc make her undertand and empathize with Oliver more? Maybe, but that has nothing to do with why she left him. And even if she did further understand why he lied to her after going through her own dark arc herself, Felicity understanding and empathizing with Oliver’s choices in life ≠ Felicity not breaking up with him for those choices. 

Felicity knew exactly why Oliver did what he did, but the writers twisted the narrative. They tried to make Oliver the poor misunderstood hero who was just doing his best, and Felicity the one who needed to understand him and empathize with him more. Instead of having Oliver apologize to Felicity, they wrote the opposite. How hard would it have been to have him say “listen, I screwed up, and I understand why you left, but I’m really sorry for what I did, I’m going to try to do better. Can we work on this?” and do something to prove to her that he was trying to fix the problem? Instead, they tried to portray Felicity as having acted rashly, as though her reaction to the lie wasn’t warranted, and that once her circumstances changed, she could empathize with Oliver more. (I won’t even get started on asking why this arc needed to be about Oliver???

Felicity didn’t need to change herself/her perspective to fit in with the narrative of Oliver’s lie being okay because of his circumstances. Oliver was the one who needed to change, to reform, to apologize and understand why what he did was wrong, to understand why Felicity broke up with him afterwards (he demonstrated a CLEAR lack of understanding with almost everything he said afterwards, with hoping to get her back after asserting that he loves her without apologizing). Instead, they made it all about Felicity needing to just fix her viewpoint so that Olicity could get back together, without ever trying to fix the real problem. I love Olicity, but badly done, writers. Badly done. 

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[170622] Jang Hye Jin Calling Daesung on TvN’s “Lifebar”

pomodoriyum  asked:

10. do you think the jedi were right or wrong? (i know u have a lot to say abt this!!!) 18. what is your favorite star wars book or comic? 24. how do you pronounce twi’lek? 25. which character do you have a love/hate relationship with?

10. do you think the jedi were right or wrong?

I feel like the Jedi were written as a vague “Space Buddhist Monks” trope, without any actual Buddhist philosophy behind them. It was Buddhist trappings over an intense Christian mindset- good vs. evil, dealing all in absolutes. They don’t read as an institution that’s been around for 10,000 years- they read like a pretentious, Evangelist-raised, California college student’s interpretation of Buddhist teachings after taking a one-semester class about it. In-universe, they’re really hard to get a read on as The Good Guys, just because they have entirely too much power and such a fucked-up dogma- and yet the narrative treats them as The Ultimate Good so heavily that it fucks itself in the process.

So, that’s my Doylist analysis, is “poorly written”. And my Watsonian analysis is mostly just…

They declared that anyone who seeks power Falls. They declared that the Fallen cannot be redeemed, that it is only through death that they can be reunited with the purity in the Force, and only then through repentance (or else you end up a corrupted Sith ghost. which is totally different from a Force Ghost. Somehow.)

And then they accrued themselves power with the Senate, with the government. They declared themselves the ultimate guardians, and that their dogma was absolute rule.

By their own rules, they Fell, and they were Falling long before Palpatine took power. The Jedi were a prairie that needed burning for the new shoots to strengthen. And hopefully Luke can do it better. (TFA? what’s TFA. leave me be.)

Answered 18- it’s the Darth Maul journal!

24. how do you pronounce twi’lek?

t-whee-*glottal stop*- leck ! the apostrophe makes either a click or a glottal stop, star wars authors. it’s not sentence jewelry, it serves a purpose.

25. which character do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Qui-Gon Jinn sometimes, tbh? I mean, I love him. He’s my Poncho Dad. I love his reputation as a caring and compassionate Hippie Rebel Jedi who’s all about that Free Love.

But the way Lucas actually writes him, he’s very dubious and real shitty. Which isn’t a strike against my actually liking him- I feel very strongly about taking these characters away from George so they can get away from his shit writing for a while. They Are Mine Now.

But the fact remains that the words “I’m not here to free slaves” came out of his mouth, while standing in the home of two slaves, who have like. helped and fed him and gone way beyond basic hospitality rules to help your ass, QUI-GON. And THEN he encourages a nine-year-old boy to take part in a bloody gladiator’s race that kills NUMEROUS people, dangling freedom and a future in front of this child if he wins.

Legally speaking, Qui-Gon trafficked a nine-year-old slave into the Republic, illegally (I’m pretty sure Anakin wasn’t even given freed status on Tatooine- they got the transmitter deactivated and left. Legally he’s probably a missing person or something. Oh, no, I’m sorry. Missing property) and then press-ganged him into the Space Monks without ever reassuring this NINE-YEAR-OLD CHILD that “oh yeah, if you don’t actually want to be a Space Monk, you can go live with your mom and both be free and safe”.

And that’s not even bringing up my childish gripes with the way he and the rest of the Jedi refer to Maul as an “it”. Or how he summarily rejects and abandons Obi-wan right in front of the goddamn Jedi Council. Or the Jedi Apprentice series, which makes him out to be like the LEAST sympathetic asshole of all time and definitely emotionally abusive.

God, Poncho Dad, why were you so poorly written? You could have been so good.

When my sisters were in air cadets, one of them asked me to buy a ticket and come to this cadet fundraising dance.  It was in the middle of nowhere and I was working the night shift at the time but I bought one and said I would come even though it was really inconvenient for me.  I asked her not to ditch me when I got there because I didn’t know anyone there.

Both my sisters ignored me the entire night. 

I invited my other sister to the staff Christmas party at work a couple times before I knew quite when it was and she said yes both times.  When I was able to give her the date I asked again if she was coming and she ignored all my texts. 

Sometimes your family will ask you to do something for you, and you’ll do it, but when you ask them for something all you’ll get is nothing.  Don’t feel obligated to keep giving to them because they are never going to give back.  They are just going to keep asking and they are going to conveniently forget all the times you did as they asked while they ignored you.

So I’m drawing a series of Jojo musclebabes in lingerie, right? And for my next one, I want to put the character in a leather teddy, as in, the garment. So I google ‘leather teddy’ for inspiration and this is one of the first results

It’s a sofa. Made of leather teddy bears.

I’m pretty sure this is /not/ what I was looking for, Google. 

Snooping on your playlist

Most of the songs have just been gathering dust on my phone, so listening to these again after such a long time just hit me with this strong sense of nostalgia. So thanks so much for tagging me @ruleofexception and @dryasiulia!

Snooping on your playlist

We’re snooping on your playlist. Set your entire music library to shuffle and report the first ten tracks that pop up! Then choose ten additional friends.

1. Warriors - Imagine Dragons
2. Hero - Skillet
3. Kami no Manimani - Rib x Itou Kashitarou
4. White of Crime - REVALCY
5. Kotonoha Karma - Soraru x Lon
6. Yumetourou - RADWIMPS
7. Sono Koe Ga Chizu Ni Naru - Saori Hayami (suddenly hearing this playing on shuffle made me smile so much)
8. Seasonal Feathers - Kagamine Rin and Len
9. Take My Hand - Simple Plan
10. Zen Zen Zense - RADWIMPS

I don’t know if you guys have already done this but @sabraeal @akai-vampire @starstorm17 @vivianwisteria and @shxdowofclarines

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it’s seung gil lee’s birthday!! he makes a new friend <3

Listen I’m bi as Heck and as much as I love girls, I also love boys? Boys are amazing and pure and liking boys is a wonderful feeling? I never see a lot of posts talking about cute boys so

Some Boy Aesthetics™ I’m in love with include:

Their tired grins? Have you seen a cute boy grin when he’s tired? Life Changing

Sleeves rolled up to forearms is all good and Well but also when they have Sweater Paws in their hoodies or jumpers? Makes the tallest of them seem so smol? I’m lov?

When they run their hand through their hair and it sticks up in places and it looks So Good

Collar Bones

Soft pudgy stomachs they absolutely make me melt

When ya boy gets flustered A++ Bonus points if he giggles Boys giggling is Everything

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this one here is called the silent princess. despite our efforts, we can’t get them to grow domestically yet. the princess can only thrive out here in the wild. all that we can hope is that the species will be strong enough to prosper, on its own.