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Mick: Come on, Raymond. Time to eat.
Ray: I’m not hungry yet
Mick: wasnt talking to you, Haircut.
- @flabbergabst 


it’s about time we see this rat again imo we have waited long enough. 

@tinymintywolf ~ & stitcher (WHO ARE U HERE)

Leonard Snart

Honestly, I love Len so much and want him to return to the show.

I love captain canary and all his ships, but i miss him on the team. He was one of the best, if not THE BEST character.

He was the most developed with a great backstory and shit and idk i loved his snark…

His heroism emerging even tho he’s an anti-hero. But still being a badass criminal/thief/crook.

I feel like the show has been trying to fill the gap with new characters on the team like Amaya, Nate, (who aren’t bad), but are not the same!

Snart was a really fun character who had the best smirk and charisma that drawled in the viewers.

His interactions was the best and I miss our crook Captain Cold!

Wentworth is a gem and one of the best actors. It was really great seeing him back on the show and I want it to last, even if it means he is a villain!

I hope he lives and is in the next season!

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“Ultraviolence” from Doom (2016), various.

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My friend bought a Japanese magazine about ELP and she found some awesome comics. She has translated them into Chinese for me and some friends, then I translated them(roughly) into English and showed them to @auroreamethyste. We both think ELP fans here deserve a look XD  I have asked the friend who bought them for the permission. 

If there is any mistake, I’m sorry, my translation isn’t great. :p

I love how the opening says they're misfits and outcast but the only ones that qualify are Sara, Mick and Rip.

Stein: respected brilliant professor.
Jax: former star football player.
Ray: cinnamon roll genius inventor.
Nate: historian who has a MASTER’S degree in history.
Amaya: kickass female warrior who doesn’t take shit.

WHEN DID I START SHIPPING MICK WITH SO MANY PEOPLE?!?!

Seriously, there’s:

-Mixen (Amaya x Mick)

-Coldwave (Leonard x Mick)

-Flashwave (Barry x Mick)

-Atomwave (Ray x Mick)

-Superwave (Kara x Mick)

-Overwave (Felicity x Mick)

-I don’t know what it’s called, but George Washington x Mick

-Arrowwave (Idk if that’s what it’s called, but Oliver x Mick)

There’s probably more, but I think the only other characters I ship with so many people (Flarrowverse) are Barry and Kara. 

@artsyfalafel told me I should post the fixer upper I wrote for Legends. It’s not what is canonly going to happen, based on next weeks trailer, but I felt the need to write something so I could stop being angry. 


Amaya found Ray in Mick’s room, sitting on an overturned hamper and cradling some type of futuristic (to her) gun in his hands, turning it over forlornly. He didn’t look up at her, though she knew that he knew she was there.

“We were such idiots,” he muttered, lip curling in distaste, at himself, Amaya realized. “Treating him that way, thinking he was just going to…I don’t know, follow us loyally no matter what? We treated him like shit.”

“Can’t disagree with you there,” Amaya said softly, dragging over a crate and sitting down next to him. “Though I would like to point out that you are the only team member that admitted we all distrusted him.”

Ray frowned harder, fingers tightening on the gun. “That’s the thing. I did trust him. I trusted him enough to be his partner, to take a beating for him in a goddamn Russian gulag. And the worst part is that I still…”

“You still trust him.”

It wasn’t a question, and Ray flinched. “Yeah,” he admitted. “Yeah, I do. He might have started out just a thug and a criminal and an arsonist and a-”

“Ray.”

He offered a thin smile. “Point. He might have been those things…but he’s changed. He got captured, and fucked up, and he’s smart, I know he is, he taught me how to take apart and put this gun back together in less than thirty seconds, and it wasn’t even his.”

“Whose was it?” Amaya asked curiously.

Ray winced, absentmindedly starting to pull apart the cold gun. “Snart’s.”

“The guy who Mick left us for?”

“He wasn’t that nasty when he died,” Ray said, studying the slowly falling apart cold gun. “He died for us. The Legion just got an eviler version of him. Neither of them…”

He trailed off yet again, eyebrows furrowing and jaw tightening as he stared down at the gun. Amaya, mistaking his falter for emotion, reached a hand out and settled it on his knee. “It’s okay. I believe you. Mick is a good guy. I-”

“Look at this.”

Ray ripped a piece of paper from the inner workings of the gun, shoving it into Amaya’s hands and waiting breathlessly while she skimmed it, once, twice, three times, eyebrows shooting up in surprise. “This is…”

“A plan,” Ray confirmed, looking over her shoulder to read it again.

Haircut,

Know you’ll find this, you nosy bastard. You fiddle to keep busy.

I’m going with Snart on purpose. We don’t know how the spear works. They won’t trust the rest of you, but to them, I’m a criminal. Not a Legend.

Team’ll probably hate me. S’fine. Not like they don’t already. I expect you to keep quiet about this. The less people know, the better. I’m going to try and bring Amaya with me. If she doesan’t come, fill her in.

I’m gonna figure out this damn stick, get rid of the Legion, and then we’re getting rid of this godawful piece of wood for good.

Don’t touch my shit, and put the gun back together.

Mick.

Amaya glanced at him. “Do we tell them?”

Ray shook his head instantly, folding up the note and tucking it into his breast pocket. “No. We protect him subtly if we fight, but otherwise we don’t do anything unless he says. He understands these guys better than any of us, especially Snart. I trust him.”

A small smile slid over Amaya’s face. “I do too. And it seems he trusts us.”

Ray chuckled fondly, putting the gun back together and setting it aside, cracking his knuckles as he stood back up and offered a hand to Amaya. “Good. Because I’m gonna kill him when he gets back. And then hug him.”

“You’ll be dead before you can lay a finger on him.”

“Probably.”

So I’ve been thinking about Mick’s storyline and why I find it so off-putting.

If Mick had left the team because he felt like he wasn’t valued.  I could understand that.  I still don’t really think it warrants a full betrayal, but certainly no one should stay somewhere where they’re unhappy.

My problem though is that the episode set this story up as an issue of trust, and that is a completely different kettle of fish.

I think that you can definitely make the argument that the team didn’t value Mick as they should have.  I don’t agree with this whole “bullying” narrative, that fandom has come up with, but I do think that Mick is often underestimated and overlooked.  I think some of that is Mick’s own choice, because he deliberately downplays his experience and specialized knowledge plenty of times.  When he chooses to use that knowledge and experience, he is very effective.

But I can understand getting tired of that role.  And getting frustrated that none of his colleagues can see past it.

“Trust” though is a different issue.  Before this episode, the team has never expressed any hesitation in including Mick in missions or planning, in trusting him to watch their backs or guard them when they’re helpless.  They fit him with mind control devices, after he proved capable of overruling Stein’s will.  They trusted his experience with the cognitive intrusion devices.  They HANDED HIM THE SPEAR.

The emphasis on trust in this episode was very clumsy, and in my opinion, more than a little ooc.  

But there’s a bigger problem.

If Mick betrayed the team because they didn’t value him, that’s one thing.  He can overcome that because they’re wrong.  Mick clearly has a lot of things going for him in the area of skills and knowledge, he has a keen emotional intelligence, and he observes more than he’s given credit for.  A good resolution would be Mick saving the team, and the team apologizing and repairing their behavior.

But if Mick betrayed them because they didn’t TRUST him.  That’s a completely different situation.  It’s very hard to make an argument that says “you were wrong to distrust me, so I betrayed you for it.”

Basically, by betraying them, he simply proved them right.  

And sure, maybe, if they trusted him more, he wouldn’t have betrayed them.  But there’s a parallel point to make: if they trusted him less, he couldn’t have betrayed them.

It’s fairly easy for the show to resolve the value issue.  It’s very reasonable that after Mick saves the team, the team learns to value him and show that value more.  Cool.

But that same resolution doesn’t really work for the trust issue.  After Mick saves the day, how on Earth could the team learn to trust him MORE?  HE BETRAYED THEM.

They might like Mick.  They might value Mick.  But how on Earth could they possibly trust Mick?  Especially since this isn’t the first time.  Once was a fluke, but twice is a pattern.  

Can they really look at Mick and not think “what happens the next time Rip says something Mick doesn’t like?  What happens the next time Martin is arrogant or thoughtless?  What happens the next time Jax loses his temper, or Sara and Ray don’t give Mick the right verbal reassurance at the right time?”

Can they really look at Mick and not think “when will he turn on us again?”

Even if they accept blame for this particular betrayal, how can they be sure that they won’t “cause” him to betray them again?

Maybe this will be fixable.  Doomworld isn’t out yet.  Maybe they can tackle this problem in a way that actually works.  But right now, I have serious concerns about how this can be resolved.

Alternative titles for 2x15:

1. Fellowship of Major Fuckups

2. Fellowship of People who don’t trust Mick Rory

3. Fellowship of People who don’t deserve Mick Rory

4. Fellowship of The Only Redeeming Quality Of This Episode Was Tolkien Himself