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say you’re me and you’re in english class, supposedly analyzing lord of the flies but in actuality thinking about manga and how jarring isayama’s pacing is with snk. there’s of course, the fact that the clash of the titans arc takes place literally like a day or two before the female titan arc and pretty much everything happens in a flashback for some reason, then there’s the super-confusing mess that is the uprising arc with politics and some pretty fiiine character development that all happens in what’s probably less than 36 hours. 

and then, of course, there’s the return to shiganshina arc where they find out what’s in the basement after foreeever and then… an infodump??? for three chapters??? whyyyy!!

but of course if you really think about it, it makes perfect sense, in a kind of weird roundabout way that requires way too much thinking. but since this is english class of course you gotta analyze the story way too much in ways that the author likely never intended!

okay that was fun now onto actual meta or w/e. and, in case you guys didn’t pick it up from the introductory ramble, manga spoilers!!

  • we know that there’s only one family within the walls (besides grisha) who actually knows what goes on outside the walls: the reisses, the royal family. 
    • they’re the only ones able to actually access this power to remember all that happened pre-wall era at will, assuming they have the coordinate
    • there’s only one person with the coordinate power at a time within the walls, so that makes only one person inside (again, besides grisha because he literally comes from outside) who knows everything. 
      • AND they can’t tell anyone because it’s pretty overwhelming and terrible stuff
  • we know that the memories of the first king come are pretty overwhelming, completely taking over the holder of the coordinate for short spans of time

(i spent way too long looking for that screenshot but you know what it was fun refreshing my memory)

  • the memories of the outside world probably come rushing to the holder the second they become the new shifter in what’s probably a bunch of flashbacks, and when they come to literally minutes or less later, they’re completely different now that they have all this scary knowledge

(context for those who don’t mind spoilers or have forgotten details: historia’s father’s brother has just acquired the coordinate and is now more or less he god of the walled world. he knows.)

  • which brings me back to what i was originally harping on about: the point of the infodump on what’s going on outside the walls.
    • the reader is blind to all the truths and hidden secrets of the manga, just as everyone within the wall is blind to what happens beyond the titans and outside the walls.
    • and then, all of a sudden, we hit this huge milestone that’s been hyped up for literally 84 chapters, and we’re blown away with all. this. info. in such a short span of time. the meta writers went bonkers and everyone was kind of just screaming with their heads lit on fire.
      • that’s probably how all the reisses who inherited the coordinate felt when they first felt getting all this information

IN CONCLUSION: the way that the info dump was set up might have been intentional, paralleling how both the character’s felt at the time with this sudden heap of new information, and how most of the coordinate holders felt when they first learned everything.

i’m not saying it’s good writing. in my opinion, it was kind of lazy to just “hey kids we’re at this super hyped up, legendary basement have three months of screeching about now knowing everything whoop now there’s different problems yup”. but when overanalyzing it, it makes for a perfect mirror into how the characters themselves are feeling.

yes but there’s also 

  • ‘I’m hella sick but not old enough to purchase cough medicine and that sounds really pitiful coming from a college student but would you please go buy me some NyQuil???’ au
  • 'We made a bet at the beginning of the laser tag game to see who was better and guess who won. It’s time to pay up.’ au
  • 'Who keeps using my wifi?’ 'Literally everyone, your password is hella easy to guess.’ au
  • Tried to unlock the wrong car in the parking garage au
  • 'I’m on the FBI’s most-wanted list for killing a fuck ton of people, but calm down I just wanna date you bc your face is v smoochable and you give me butterflies.’ au
  • See also; 'Dating a most-wanted serial killer and never getting a heads-up before they come home covered in blood so you’ve gotta be ready to draw the curtains and hide a body every time you hear a car pull into the driveway’ au
  • 'We really should not have played Monopoly’ au
  • Life-sized version of Clue in the old manor on the hill au
  • 'I originally followed you on Instagram bc you’re hot and I’m thirsty but now I’ve developed actual feelings for you bc you’re a genuinely good person’ au
  • 'Fuck me you’re cute why did we have to meet on the one day I decided to stay in my sweats??’ au
  • 'I went to the bar last night bc I just got dumped and wanted to drink away my pain but then one thing lead to another and somehow I broke into your house thinking it was mine and now I can’t find my left shoe but are those waffles I smell?’ au
  • 'I saw that you were reading Eleanor and Park have you gotten to the part where she leaves him and if so can we talk about it because not a lot of people have read this book and I need a shoulder to cry on.’ au
  • 'You passed out in Disneyland and I’ve been taking care of you for the past two hours oh my god are you okay??’ 'Yes I’m okay but who the hell are you supposed to be?’ 'I’m the face character for Peter Pan but that’s not important’ au
  • 'I don’t really know you but I noticed that this creep has been trying to chat you up even though you’ve already turned him down, so I’ll pretend to be your boyfriend/girlfriend  until they leave you alone.’ au
  • Bonnie and Clyde au???
  • Attend same-sex privet schools that are right across the street from each other au
  • Masquerade au
  • 'I don’t like you and you don’t like me but our best friends just died in a car crash and left their one-year-old daughter in our custody so now we’ve got to act civil and end up falling for each other’ au
  • [Basically a Life As We Know It au]
  • 'Found your number inside of a library book that looks like it hasn’t been checked out in ages and decided to text you to see if it worked au
  • 'The biggest rule of immortality is to not get involved with mortals but whoops I was in a coffee shop one day and fell in love with you and now I’m freaking out bc in the grand scope of things we don’t get a lot of time together but fuck no please don’t leave me not yet no.’ au
  • 'I just moved into the apartment next door and I am 100% sure that it’s haunted bc this building used to be a hospital and anyway I heard I noise coming from inside the walls can I please just crash here for the night?’ au
  • 'I know that you’re really into school and probably don’t want to risk your spot on the college football team, but would you mind if I smoked in our dorm room??’ au
  • Followed by 'Nah, I don’t care, as long as I can shotgun some smoke from that pretty little mouth of yours.’ au wow that got sexual and I am not sorry.
  • Went to the beach for the first time au
  • Ancient Rome au
  • Rival team captains who know nothing about personal space and constantly get into fights where they end up face-to-face every single game until one day one of the coaches yells at them to either kiss or get back to the game au
  • 'Hey, so I might have just robbed a bank right now and I kind of need a getaway car, would you pleeeeeaaase help me I can pay you back in sexual favors but also cash.’ au
  • 'I know that you don’t know me, but you were on the receiving end of my girlfriend/boyfriend’s heart donation and being around you kind of makes it feel like they’re still here I’m sorry if that’s kind of weird.’ au
  • 'Shit I wasn’t watching where I was walking and ended up spilling my Rockstar all over your white sweater I’m so sorry here have my jacket.’ au
  • Caught yelling at Go, Diego, Go in the hospital waiting room and after an awkwardly long period of silence the other person joins in bc they’ve got nothing better to do with their waiting time au
  • 'The person living in the apartment across the wall to mine is a nymphomaniac and yeah okay they’re p hot but it’s v hard to write an essay on feminism when all I can hear is sexual screaming.’ au
  • It’s three am, I just wanted some clam chowder, and some how I ended up on Hollywood Bl. can you please tell me where a good restaurant is I think I’m going to cry.’ au
  • 'Fuck my ex just walked into the restaurant with their new girlfriend/boyfriend could you pretend we’re dating so they don’t think I’m hung up on them I swear I’ll pay you later.’ au
  • 'I work at the daycare that you drop your daughter off at every week and she got me sick.’ au
  • 'So I know we just met but it’s raining and my tent has a hole in it, could I sleep in your camper with you?’ au
  • 'Okay okay okay I know we’re just friends and I don’t want anything to change that but I may have told my mom that we’re dating so she would stop trying to set me up with people would you be up to going to my sister’s wedding as my plus one so my mom won’t know I lied?’ au
  • 'Hit me, we’re on college campus and you’ll have to pay for my tuition’ au
  • 'Your headphones aren’t plugged in all the way so that hardcore porn fic you’ve been listening to for the past ten minutes has been broadcasting through the bus on full volume.’ au
  • The Breakfast Club au
  • Wimbledon [the movie] au
  • West Side Story au
  • 'Constantly getting confused as the girlfriend/boyfriend of the lead singer for a heavy metal band bc I’m always going to concerts and getting backstage passes but I’ve never even met the lead singer until the day he/she got drunk and we hooked up in his/her tour bus [whoops now we’re actually dating shh]’ au
  • 'It’s two am, we’re standing outside of our apartment building bc someone pulled the fire alarm, and you look cold and unprepared, do you want to share my blanket?’ au
  • Heartache On The Big Screen au
  • Breakfast At Tiffany's au omg pls
  • 'The zombie apocalypse started two years ago I can’t believe I still have to work at this fucking book store.’ au
  • Long Way Home au
  • We like each other but our dogs don’t so I’m going to have to ask you to stop taking this walking route you attractive fucker’ au
  • 'Sometimes, your soulmate and the love of your life don’t end up being the same person. And that’s something I had to learn the hard way.’ Au
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You all are really enjoying DarkpathAU so here’s a compilation of reference sketches for you to look at (with bonus captions if you full view them)

Since I’m not sure if I’ve ever directly put it out there or not, Hiro has a motor control neuro headband over each of his friend’s heads. They’re not villains by choice, everything they do is under Hiro’s control. Tadashi eventually manages to get the thing off of Wasabi at least (after a scuffle), and then they become tag-team buddies. Those two are total bros in this AU (hobo bros more like because they really don’t have a good place to stay other than an old room in an abandoned hotel on the outskirts of the city).

Also, couple more things: Hiro and Yama have a huge rivalry over who ‘runs San-Fransokyo with an iron fist’. They argue and are constantly firing back and forth at one another; Yama’s Fujita’s and Bombers against Hiro’s crew. It’s how they spend their weekends. 

Lastly, if you’re wondering why Hiro has no trust over people who look like Tadashi: bottom left drawing in the final picture and the huge scar across his face now as a result. Good thing big sister Gogo was there to save him. But the event was a little… traumatizing, because it would’ve probably killed him had Gogo not stepped in last second.

WHEW, after that info dump have a bonus Aunt Cass doodle and her little shop she now runs in one of the back alley vendor streets because her actual one was ransacked when the city went downhill:

BoKuroo headcanon dump because I’m trash and I suck

BROMANCE/FRIENDSHIP SHIT

  • On April Fools, Kuroo stole all of Bokuto’s hair gel. 
  • They call each other “sweetie” “darling” “sugar pie” and other sappy shit and see which one of their boyfriends gets pissed off first
  • Bokuto gave Kuroo a cat plushie for his birthday, and, on Bokuto’s birthday, an owl plushie was waiting for him on his doorstep so they could match. 
  • One of their favorite pastimes is going out in Kuroo’s car, rolling the windows down, playing songs and yelling the lyrics out as loud as they can as they drive down the road. 
  • They both have Vine accounts, and tag the videos of all of the stupid/funny things they do under the hashtag #justbrothings
  • Bokuto is very easily distracted, and makes a simple trip to the grocery store a 4-hour exhibition that ends with the two of them getting kicked out of the local zoo for attempting to steal a great horned owl
  • When Kuroo was just getting to know Bokuto, when he first saw Bokuto with his hair wet/not spiky, he audibly screamed becAU S E W HAT THE HEKC
  • Bokuto has a very memey sense of humor but Kuroo literally looses it when he sees/hears the word ‘succ’
  • Speaking of laughing, everyone in the neighborhood knows when the two are together because their apartment sounds like a hyena and an owl are coughing their lungs out
  • The two literally sucked each other’s dicks ‘just to see what it felt like’
  • They once saw who can chug two liters of Coca-Cola and it ended with Bokuto getting his hecckin stomach pumped
  • They play with each other’s hair ALL THE TIME it’s kinda weird
  • They like to do shitty prank calls to all of their teammates but everyone knows who’s calling within the first five seconds of the call because of the distant cackling in the background
  • Bokuto can’t sing. no. nope. not a note. bUT HE CAN RAP LIKE HELL
  • when Kuroo is mad he acts like a pissed off cat, i.e. looks Bokuto deadass in the eye, grabs a vase or something and smashes it in front of him with no remorse in his eyes whatsoever
  • Kuroo snores
  • They both got piercings together, Bokuto has a helix piecing, and Kuroo has two lobe piercings on each ear. 
  • the randomest words can make them laugh, like, it’ll be completely silent and then Kuroo just whispers “cucumbers” or “deluxe toe gaps” and they’re both dead

NOW FOR SOME FLUFFY/RELATIONSHIP SHIT

  • Because Bokuto is a l0zer, he couldn’t grow the balls to tell Kuroo “I love you”, so he learned how to say it in German instead. After Kuroo figured out what he had said, he had informed Bokuto on how fitting and sexy he sounded when speaking German. 
  • Kuroo is very sensitive around the waist area, so Bokuto likes to torture him by grabbing it and running his hands down it in public. 
  • While being confronted, someone asked Kuroo “what are you, gay?”. Bokuto, being right next to him at the time, stuck a middle finger at him, grabbed Kuroo in a dip, answered “YES”, and proceeded to make out with him. 
  • Poor Bokuto can’t stay still when he’s trying to go to sleep, so sometimes, Kuroo forcefully holds him against him to keep him still, pressing kisses to his forehead every so often. 
  • Kuroo sounds like a kitten when he sneezes. The first time Bokuto heard it, he dropped everything and ‘AWW’d at maximum volume, making sure that every single one of his teammates knew that his boyfriend is adorable. It was in the middle of a semi-final match. 
  • Bokuto has a very muscular, very prominent, very FINE ass. Kuroo likes to squish it while making obnoxious sound effects. 

SAD HEADCANONS

  • Due to Bokuto’s mind going a mile a minute, he suffers from breakdowns when he can’t get anything through and becomes very frustrated. Tears are streaming down his face, he’s stuttering and hiccuping, and clenching his fists like crazy. The first time Kuroo witnessed one of these episodes, he nearly started crying too.
  • The first time the two got in a fight, Bokuto was hammered after a night at the bar and Kuroo was really pissed off at an event in volleyball. The night ended with Bokuto crying in his pillow and Kuroo laying on his bed, staring at the ceiling, wanting to take back every breath he had uttered back then. When Kuroo woke the next morning, he had 17 apology messages from Bokuto, one nearly a paragraph long, along with 2 or 3 memes to cheer him up.
  • When Bokuto was finally diagnosed with BPD, he called up Kuroo on his way back from the psychologist, voice breaking with every word. Kuroo had met him at home with a massive bear hug, and a big bottle of Mountain Dew (Bokuto’s favorite soda). 

a/n: because lately I’ve been struggling to write anything and my go-to fandom is being a mess and I don’t feel inspired to write anything there, I ventured into the deep dark abyss of trying something new for a change. It’s safe to say that aside from watching the tv show, I know nothing about the Daredevil comic universe, so I’m sorry if this seems ooc (I tried, ok, I tried). That said, this is just a short drabble of Claire struggling with her feelings about Matt and her indecision on how to proceed, while, once again, patching him up on her couch that sounded a lot better in my head. thx to my cutie emmaofmisthaven for reading over this for me ^^


for now | ao3

Well maybe I just like the sound of your voice Matt had said once.

And as Claire was watching him now, covered in cuts and bruises, nursing a headache and struggling to get out of his red suit, she couldn’t help but go back to that. Things were simpler then; for one, she hadn’t been as invested as she was now.

“You’re staring. Do I look that bad?” He took off his face mask with some difficulty and looked in her direction; his unseeing eyes bore into hers and snapped her out of her thoughts.

“I’ve seen car crash survivors in better shape than you.” She was only half lying – that new suit of his did wonders to minimize the damage taken by his enemies for the night, but punches were still punches and no matter how good Matt was, somebody always managed to land a lucky hit on him every now and then.

She rolled on her purple latex gloves and grabbed some anesthetic wipes. He chuckled and barely winced when she pressed the wipes against his cracked lip.

“You should have seen-”

“-the other guys? I probably have.” Claire was, after all, still working as a nurse at the hospital.

Matt’s smile grew tight-lipped and he lowered his eyes.

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the family business

genre: fluff 

word count: 3,196 :o

warnings: do we honestly even need warnings we’re all tainted anyway tbh 

a/n: i couldn’t think of a better title so yeah,, this isn’t a supernatural AU btw. there’s probably typos somewhere bc i’m trash so if u see some u can tell me :))

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anonymous asked:

It cracks me up when they try to make the mage issue "grey" in dai. I'm just sitting here like lol no, you shot yourself in the foot with the last two games it's not grey at all and all this back peddling makes it painfully oveus your reaching for anything to make this a debat. I mean, they didn't even bring up the Chasin AT ALL in dai, cuz they could try to make teventer super evil and the Dalish throwing Mages out, but the Chasin have MAGES as chifts and no Templars and they are just fine.

Ahahaha yes, I feel the same. The Chasind and the Avvar tribes both have free mages, yet they haven’t turned into Tevinter over night. And Rivain is also worth discussing, given that mages there actually do have some social standing, and that Rivaini seers do agree to be possessed by beneficial spirits in order to practice their craft. Then there’s the Mortalitasi of Nevarra, who have more freedom than most Circle mages as well, and are even sanctioned to practice magic that is very close to being on the Chantry’s ‘no-no’ list.

And then the retconning of the Dalish mages. I’m positive I’ve talked about this before, but it’s just so stupid. They went from 'Dalish mages are rare and precious and must be protected at all costs else elves may lose magic forever’ (that last bit probably isn’t true, but it seems to be the belief of some clans) to 'lol we’re just rolling in mages over here, may as well throw the extras in the fucking woods!’ Like?????? What even is that? How is that supposed to be believable?

I’ve been kind of explaining it away that Vivienne, the one who mentions the Dalish dumping their mages in the woods, is likely wrong about it being anything other than a very localized practice. I’d say it was complete fiction, but there is Minaeve to show that it’s happened at least once. Considering the differences between Dalish clans, I don’t find it impossible to believe that there may be one who does that, but that’s it. And Vivienne isn’t exactly the one we should be asking about the cultural practices of the Dalish anyways. Fashion? Sure. Orlesian court politics? Oh definitely. But the Dalish? Yeah, no. So her being wrong about such a thing outside of one or two isolated tribes is the only way I can make sense of it in my mind, and it would be entirely possible.

But yeah. You can’t show us two games full of instances and references of free mages not immediately turning evil, plus the disturbing amount of abuse perpetrated against them and still try to pretend it’s grey by just not mentioning a bunch, and retconning some more. Sorry guys, it just doesn’t work that way, and we’re not going to just conveniently forget everything you told us before because you decided it’s not currently important.

anonymous asked:

I have wrote lots, you just haven't seemed to answer .. Well I just have one question and I'm really seeking your advice. I have no one else to turn to, but I'm in high school and have one friend, but what do I do if that one friend is completely toxic? That one friend makes me feel like shit. I know I should get rid of them, but going through high school with no friends, no one to even go for lunch with is pathetic. Idk what to do ..

((Liz-mun: Sorry if you’ve written multiple times!! We get so many messages, it’s impossible to get to all of them. I promise you aren’t being ignored.))

TG: dump their ass bro
TG: i know its hard as shit on a stick because youre so lonely and you feel alone all the time
TG: but its gonna mess you up so much more if you keep letting this pisslord walk all over you and treat you like shit
TG: short term staying friends with this person will keep you from being lonely and looking pathetic
TG: but i promise staying with someone who only hurts you is just gonna fuck you up big time in the long run
TG: whether or not youre alone doesnt matter nearly as much as making sure youre in a positive environment that aint gonna stress you out
TG: better to be alone and healthy than with someone who makes you feel less than 100%
TG: i know it sucks dude
TG: good luck and remember to take care of yourself

hollyh1697  asked:

Hi! I'm having a few problems with the novel I'm writing It takes place an a sort of parallel universe (cringe, I know it sounds awful!) and I'm not sure how to inform the reader of this so they'll understand but won't start info-dumping. There's also quite a large time gap between the time the beginning and when the action actually starts, I'm not sure how to incorporate that without it seeming too abrupt And also I'm having trouble developing one of my antagonists Id appreciate some help! :)

A parallel universe? Parallel to what, ours? That doesn’t sound horrible at all, that sounds like fiction. I love fiction!

As an aside, before I answer your question: Try not to shit on your own work before you hand it to someone. No one wants to read work with shit on it. If parallel universes really sounded uninteresting to you, I’m sure you wouldn’t write it. This is a story that excites you. It makes your hairs stand on end, it makes your molecules vibrate, it makes you spend hours putting it down on paper. It takes a pretty awesome story to do that to a person. Don’t put it down by saying it sounds awful. 

Now, on to your question. The primary thrust of what you’re asking is how to effectively world-build without exposition dumping. How do you colour in your characters’ surroundings without resorting to static portraiture. “Here is a tree. Here is a street. Here is a large twinkling moon." 

The answer to this is all bound up in one glorious word: specificity. I’m not sure as to the details of how your fictional world differs from the one we live in, but it has to be in a way that trickles into the way your protagonists live their lives. Things are different and it breathes into everything. In a world where cotton is outlawed, your characters may pull on shirts of scratchy burlap. In a world where television literally rots your mind if you look at it directly, your characters may glance furtively at the box in the corner while desperately wondering what’s on the news. In a world where things are almost exactly the same, but only slightly different, your characters may go to a Wall*Mart. 

What specific details you pull in are dependent on the reality of the world you live in. Is it magic? Is it a world where trains run backwards? Are there five day weekends and two day work weeks? I don’t know. Your readers can’t wait to find out. 

For more on Worldbuilding, check our tag on the subject.

Also, look into the genre of magical realism. Which is stories with a single supernatural element in an otherwise normal world. 

As for building your antagonist: Understand that an antagonist runs counter to your protagonist and as such is designed after your protagonist is. 

tomatocages  asked:

oh em gee we really do share a brain!!!! What's your AU like? I bet it's great! (Also I figured out xkit but don't have it on this computer so i'm just spamming your askbox apparently, SORRY, but the plus side is u r gr8.)

Hahahahahaha. So, my plans have never been particularly solid other then the fact that I need, “I wanted it to be you” to be a thing that happens between these two. (Watch as I somehow try to adapt all of my favorite fictional confessions to these two. NEXT UP: OLIVER WRITES HER A LETTER. I AM HALF AGONY, HALF HOPE.) ANYWAY, this is at least partially inspired by jaegermighty and puzzledhats, who were talking about it with me when i first mentioned it in the tags for a gifset from the actual movie.

I was kind of thinking they meet at Queen Consolidated. Walter has asked Felicity with help on a special project of some sort, and when she’s running up to Walter’s office, she runs into Oliver (who is also on his way to see Walter because he wants to discuss something about, idk, maybe Thea’s birthday plans because his mother is forcing him to be involved — Oliver isn’t sure how he’s going to help but whatever). So IDK they start talking about they don’t get along at all, probably Felicity wants to take Walter’s project in one direction and Oliver overhears and thinks he knows a better way to do it. (She probably throws the dropping out of four Ivy League college thing in his face at that?? And then realizes she’s standing in front of the CEO who is also his stepfather and crap, it’s probably not a good idea to do that since he only got back in Starling City a few months ago…)

BUT ALSO, Felicity is a hacker vigilante at night. When Oliver came back from the island and started his own thing as the Hood, he was not expecting there to be another player in town. This hacker vigilante is not extremely well known because she’s never been seen, but she’s actually taken care of a few names on Oliver’s list for him. She’s secretly pretty irritated that this new Hood guy is getting all of this attention — not because she wants it for herself, but wow seriously he’s killing people when it’s probably not necessary and she’s not okay with that. Plus okay there was this one time where they went after the same target and there was this near miss and he saved her life, and goddamnit if that doesn’t piss her off more than anything. She lost her jacket that night, too. She really liked that jacket. She bought a new one, but that’s not the point!

Aaaaaaand also the two vigilantes are battling with each other and she’s trying to coach him to kill less and he’s not sure he’s ready for that yet and damnit why won’t she let him catch up with her so they could talk face to face.

MEANWHILE, Thea helpfully signs Oliver up for some dating service — one where they don’t do real names or pictures — to help him get over Laurel. Felicity is signed up for the same site, just to get her coworkers off her back (she spends way too much time with her computers!!!! if only they knew…), and somehow they start exchanging messages. First about how weird this is, even though the stigma of online dating has kind of gone away (“it has??” Oliver thinks, because he was pretty sure Thea was just doing this to torment him, and he was going to try to figure out how to cancel is account ASAP but then idk he decided her screenname sounded interesting and why not??). Then eventually about anything and everything. She complains about her boss’s son and how irritating he is. He probably drops some lines about how it’s hard finding your place in the world. Eventually, they both start opening up about family and past relationships in a way they hadn’t with other people. Maybe she talks about her father leaving when she was a kid and how alone she felt because her mother was there but not really there (“I don’t know why I’m trusting you with this. I never trust anyone with this!!”), and he talks about how he has a lot of anger towards his father because he dumped a ton of secrets on him and then had the bad taste to die and leave him with the mess (“I watched him die. I can’t tell my mother or sister because it would hurt them too much”).

So then finally the two of them finally agree to meet (Oliver takes Diggle along for backup) and she has some signal for him at the coffee shop where they’re meeting. Oliver gets there and realizes: oh shit. Not only is this woman he’s felt so close to that IT girl he keeps fighting with whenever he’s at QC, but she’s wearing that jacket he picked up the night he saved the hacker vigilante’s life. THIS IS NOT GOOD.

After that Oliver tries to be a little less irritating whenever they run into each other at QC. He even offers her coffee that next week when he “catches” her venting about the terrible blind date who stood her up. Walter enjoys watching this progression, ofc.

And then idk idk I think there’s a lot of back and forth in terms of vigilant-ing and the Hood sort of takes over as the city’s vigilante, but hacker!Felicity helps turn him into the Arrow and still does her own thing because sometimes she’s got the best methods of bringing justice. Eventually Oliver is getting tired of interacting with her on three different platforms (email!him has apologized, probably through some terrible lie about sports bottles or a scavenger hunt or something) and he sends her an email that he knows she’s the hacker vigilante and please meet him on some rooftop because he has the jacket she lost. And there’s unmasking and she says, “I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.”

And then they make out, etc.