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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 18:  (L-R, back row) Executive producers Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, Wendy Mericle and Phil Klemmer and (L-R, front row) actors Caity Lotz, David Ramsey, Grant Austin, Melissa Benoist, Stephen Amell, Brandon Routh, Candice Patton and David Harewood appear on stage at The Paley Center for Media’s 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles presentation of The CW’s Heroes & Aliens at Dolby Theatre on March 18, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  

  • Kreisberg: So we should do some good things for Laurel.
  • Guggenheim : OLICITY
  • Kreisberg: I was thinking about repairing her and Lance’s relationship.
  • Guggenheim: OLICITY BROUGHT UP THE RATINGS
  • Kreisberg: Maybe give her the Canary Cry.
  • Guggenheim: THE FANS WANT OLICITY
  • Kreisberg: Definitely have her smile.
  • Guggenheim: I HAD THE BEST IDEA
  • Kreisberg: Marc-
  • Guggenheim: OLICITY SEX
  • Kreisberg: You know what
  • Kreisberg: I’ll do it on Flash
Inside The Writers’ Room: A little ficlet (if you can call it that)

I am getting AMAZING feedback on my Golden Couple post. Seriously… this fandom rocks. Thank you for reading it and thank you for the support. It means a lot.

First things first, I want to clarify something. This was a failing of mine. When I talk syndication and holding onto the Olicity wedding card, they are not doing that because they are worried they won’t be sold into syndication. Arrow is a successful show. Of course it will be sold into syndication. Of course it will get a fifth season. No, this is about how much they CHARGE for the syndication deal. The higher the ratings are, even in the later seasons, the more they get to charge for the package. In fact, most show’s ratings drop off in later seasons, but Arrow’s have held steady and even GROWN. Which episodes do they grow? The Flarrow episodes. 

It’s no different than sweeps and using those ratings to set pricing for ad buys. But instead of four times a year, they do this once (I think). This is Berlanti & company’s big shot. They get one swing at the plate. They want a big, fat price tag on Arrow when they sell it to syndicates. What better way to do that than for the 100th episode to have really big ratings? And trust me it will. The 100th episode is the syndication celebration episode. That’s why they aren’t playing this card yet. They’d be stupid if they did. 

Also, if Arrow gets to charge big money for a syndication deal - what does that mean for The Flash? The Flash gets bigger ratings than Arrow. So Arrow sets the bar, which impacts Flash, which impacts Legends. A lot is riding on this. It’s just the maths folks. Reality of the business.

But let’s get back to story. A lot of you are onboard with my maths and that’s awesome. But many are saying there’s a thousand different ways they could have written this. Less crappy ways. Really? What are they? No seriously. I’m asking. I’m not being a smart ass. Because I thunked my thoughts pretty hard before I wrote that meta and I couldn’t come up with any storylines that were less crappy or less bullshit than the one we saw in 4x08.

Here are the parameters:

The wedding CAN’T happen until the 100th episode, which means Oliver and Felicity CAN’T get married at the end of Season 4. Which means STALL.

Stall options

1. Throw drama at them that they weather, but ultimately stalls the engagement

2. Break them up

Option 1 - I couldn’t come up with anything that would stall the wedding for another TWENTY TWO episodes that wasn’t as stupid as Oliver lying. Also, I kept running into “Well they weathered that challenge. How come they aren’t getting married?” I could only come up with “because” and Stephen and Emily can act a lot of things but they can’t act “because.” 

Option 2 - Break up. This would effectively stall things long enough to give the time needed to get Berlanti and company to the 100th episode. Now the question is… WHAT BREAKS THEM UP?

Listen, Felicity is seriously the most forgiving person in the world. And Oliver screws up A LOT. What hasn’t he done? So I imagined the conversation in the writers’ room and I came up with… a thing. Honestly, this is how my brain works. Hopefully you find it humorous, but it’s more likely you’ll realize how weird I am. Which I’m okay with. Enjoy!

Inside The Writers’ Room

Berlanti, Guggenheim and Kreisberg enter the writers’ room. The Arrow writers are happily munching on Cheetos and laughing at Lord Mesa’s newest drawing. Then they see the Three Musketeers and quickly run to their desks and pretend to type.

Guggie: Okay writers. We’ve talked it over. Bottom line? We need to hold off on the wedding until the 100th episode.

The writers groan.

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anonymous asked:

Prompt Sara and Leonard have feelings for each other but cant or wont admit it they say flirtatious comments here and there but nothing else until Sara gets seriously hurt on a mission and Leonard is the one to take care of her, suddenly they cant deny their feelings any longer

Responding to two Anonymous prompts here.


Title: Close Call
Fandom: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Rating: Teen
Pairings/Characters: Sara Lance/Leonard Snart
Summary: After Sara gets injured on a mission, Leonard and Sara finally admit their feelings to each other.
Timeline: Nothing specific.
Word Count: 2,467
Disclaimer: I claim no ownership over these characters. I am merely borrowing them from Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Phil Klemmer.
Betas: Thank you to angelskuuipo and shanachie_quill for looking this over for me.
Prompt from Anonymous:
1) Prompt Sara and Leonard have feelings for each other but cant or wont admit it they say flirtatious comments here and there but nothing else until Sara gets seriously hurt on a mission and Leonard is the one to take care of her, suddenly they cant deny their feelings any longer
2) captain canary + angry kiss



It was supposed to be an easy mission - recon only - so Sara was wearing black clothes to blend into the night, not her Kevlar-lined White Canary outfit.

There weren’t supposed to be so many guards on the grounds.

The guards weren’t supposed to have seen them.

But they had.

It had all happened so quickly. Leonard wasn’t sure how the guards had been tipped off. He and Sara were both being careful, not even engaging in their usual flirtatious banter. They’d been taking the job seriously, especially once they saw just how many guards were on hand.

They had been stealthily working their way along the perimeter wall when there had been a gunshot. No verbal warning, no light to highlight the fact that they’d been spotted. Just the sound of a gun and Sara’s body jerking from the impact.

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The Arrow/Flash Spinoff Casts Ciara Renée As Hawkgirl

It has been a fast rise for young actress Ciara Renée, who graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in music theater in May 2013. Since then, she made her Broadway debut in Big Fish and replaced Patina Miller as Leading Player in the revival of Pippin. Last fall, she made her TV debut with a guest shot on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. And now, she has landed a lead in CW’s proposed Arrow/Flash spinoff series, playing the role of Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl.
The superhero team-up show, from Arrow creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim, was to bring in three new DC superhero characters never seen on TV, along with a slew of Arrow/Flash recurring fan favorites. Hawkgirl is not expected to be one of them as the character has appeared in a Season 9 episode of the WB/CW drama Smallville, played by Sahar Biniaz, as well as in a couple of animated series, including Justice League. In the new series, Kendra Saunders is a young woman who is just beginning to learn that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries. When provoked, her ancient warrior persona manifests itself, along with wings that grow out of her back, earning her the moniker…Hawkgirl.
On the Arrow/Flash spinoff, eyed for next midseason, Renée joins Brandon Routh (Arrow‘s Ray Palmer/The Atom), Wentworth Miller (The Flash‘s Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (The Flash‘s Mick Rory/Heat Wave), Victor Garber and Caity Lotz whose role is still TBD as her Arrow character Sara Lance was killed off, with her sister Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) taking over as the Black Canary.
Per the released breakdowns, the Arrow/Flash spinoff has been casting three new roles. With one of them turning out to be Hawkgirl, Lotz could end up playing one of the three new-to-TV DC characters, along with the two new male roles, now casting.
Berlanti and Kreisberg, who also co-created The Flash, executive produce the new series alongside Guggenheim and Sarah Schechter for Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Prods.
Renee, repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency, recently starred as Esmeralda in a workshop production of the Disney musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey and the La Jolla Playhouse.

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To Greg Berlanti/Andrew Kreisberg/Marc Guggenheim/whoever is technically in charge of Legends of Tomorrow, I can’t keep track:

Please be advised that there is one reason I will be watching Legends of Tomorrow, and her name is Sara Lance. I love Victor Garber, Arthur Darville, and Wentworth Miller as much as the next girl, but they are not the reasons I will be watching Legends of Tomorrow. Sara Lance is. Do not kill Sara Lance.

I know, I know, you haven’t shown any signs of wanting to kill her. But I can feel the idea forming, in the back of your brains: What if… we did kill her? Again? It would be so unexpected!

No. Do not listen to this idea. It will lead you astray. This is true of many of your ideas, but it’s especially true of this one in particular. It led you astray the first time you had it. It will lead you astray this time. Don’t stray from the path. Don’t stop to pick the Sara Lance-killing flowers. To Grandmother’s house you… wait, no, that’s a weird metaphor.

Look, just don’t fucking kill Sara Lance, okay? This is a really low bar I’m setting; I’m sure you can clear it.

Love,

Me

Making My Body My Own - pre-Captain Canary

Title: Making My Body My Own
Fandom: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Rating: General Audience
Pairings/Characters: Sara Lance/Leonard Snart (pre-ship)
Summary: Leonard spots something on Sara’s body that he’d never seen before.
Timeline: n/a
Word Count: 1,188
Disclaimer: I claim no ownership over these characters. I am merely borrowing them from DC Comics, Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Phil Klemmer.
Betas: Thank you to angelskuuipo and shanachie_quill for looking this over for me.
Author’s Note:: Captain Canary A-Z Challenge Prompt: Ink

 

Leonard woke slowly, feeling the last vestiges of sleep slip away. He was more content and more rested than he could remember being in a very long time.

And his pillow was moving.

He forced his eyes open and was greeted by the sight of a strip of skin. He lifted his head to see cloth covered breasts, a spill of long blonde hair, and Sara’s sleeping face.

Apparently he was using Sara’s stomach as his pillow.

Further inventory found his legs entwined with hers, and one of his arms thrown across her hips. He’d been wrapped around her pretty completely.

Not that she seemed to mind. She had a hand draped around his around his neck, dipping beneath the collar of his tee shirt so her fingers rested on his chest, while the other was tossed back behind her head.

Leonard relaxed back down against her, loathe to wake her up, and rather enjoying the position they were in.

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