please give me more scenes during the back half of the season


This season has been a long, dark torturous ride for us all. Until last night. I woke up this morning, alone again, but not really. Over the past few months, I’ve wrapped myself in the blanket of the Olicity Fandom. It’s been a place where I can channel my own personal grief and loss over losing my wife. It has helped, (through writing fanfiction and metas) to start processing my loneliness and sorrow. Last night’s episode was another leg of that journey. So I just wanted to begin this analysis by thanking all of you.

I read a post this morning that MG received, basically telling him to fuck off for bringing back the Olicity trash. And then this cheerful and colorful person asked Marc to please not do it.

Too late, my gregarious hater, too late.

Happy birthday, Oliver. I should be so blessed with my own, (which is next week by the way, on the 27th.) There were fantastic moments during the festivities. As I watched them, I could hear the fandom squealing and screaming and cooing in my head. But there were two moments that really stood out and motivated me to climb into my office chair and fire up the laptop.

The first was when Oliver told Felicity he thought her ruse to have dinner with him was a possible date. Felicity responded with—“We can take it one step at a time.” Not I or you—we. As in together. As in who let the elephant (that crowded them all season) out of the room. The look on Oliver’s face when he told her he’d like that very much was akin to someone winning a lottery. With the crazy pacing that Arrow utilizes, I think those steps Felicity mentioned could end up as a sprint to the wedding alter. One thing I would say to Oliver though; it isn’t hypothetical, dude. When they do decide to hook up for good, there won’t be any anxious first date vibes we got in 301. When Felicity reminded him (and it was a reminder) of their Pacific Coast Trail excursion, of their intimate nights spent under the mountain stars, I thought to myself their next “date” won’t be in a restaurant or a trip to the zoo. Break out the camping gear Oliver—she wants a repeat performance.

The “hypothetically dating my ex-fiancé” line and Felicity’s big, beautiful smile in response to it just melted me in my recliner. Her telling Oliver that they won and he can put his feet up and relax—well, it felt like coming home. The little tug on his tie just emphasized it. These two are crazy in love and it showed in this scene. Doubters and haters beware—it’s only going to grow larger.

The next great moment related to the party for me was Felicity and Curtis on the phone. Curtis wanted gossip: give me all the details, the sexual tension you could cut with a knife, the sexy dress, the heart eyes, (okay, that one was mine.) The last time they talked about her and Oliver like this was last summer in the Bunker. He called them a power couple. He brought up the longing looks, the supposition that Felicity shouldn’t have broken up with Oliver, the way Oliver looks at her. Felicity was taken aback, probably because it was true. It was still in her heart if not right in front of her. The trust issues and William and not seeing the point in being in a relationship with Oliver—it was all still simmering in her. And then Oliver came in with Chinese food and Curtis made an obvious exit after mentioning the wine. Food and drink, mutual desire, the salmon ladder—it all came together for them, they came together…

Okay, I had to refill my coffee cup and take a cold shower. Anyway, when Curtis was talking about her and Oliver while she was cleaning up, I half expected Felicity to start giggling—not in embarrassment but in confirmation.

Post party Olicity. Another couple of moments I wanted to look at. The obvious one was Oliver telling Felicity he wanted her with him in the Bunker, not as Overwatch or the brilliant computer genius or the trusted crime fighting partner. He wanted the love of his life by his side. It wasn’t because she needed his protection. It wasn’t tactical or practical or logical. It was him needing to be with her, to breathe her in, to not wanting her to be apart from him ever again.

And Felicity needed to hear this from Oliver. What they shared at the party only established this for both of them. Felicity was just checking to make sure. Ever since their breakup, it’s been about Oliver striving to become the man she deserved. She told him this after their Bunker sex. She wanted his pain, his doubts, his worries, and his darkness—all of it. He gave that to her in 520. And showed it 100% last night.

Just before Felicity and Diggle agreed with Oliver’s plan to split up, (reluctantly by Felicity) there was that moment Oliver said William was the purist part of him. He put his son in danger because what Oliver became on the island came back to Starling City and created Prometheus.  I could sense Felicity wanting to hold him and give her love and support. That is coming sooner than we think, folks.

Instead, they held each other’s hands. It was brief, but it was huge. It showed me their connection. It showed me, more than any other time in their relationship, they can weather adversity and tragedy and distance and pain—and be strong for one another, more than they’ve ever been before.

Curtis was right. They are a power couple.

Next week is going to be awesome. There is nothing now in Oliver and Felicity’s way. Whoever or whatever tries to pull them apart will only make them stronger. It is their legacy. As Felicity told Oliver in 411—it’s who they are.


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UMFB&MHA Meta : Notre-Dame de Paris (part 1)

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Throughout UMFB, Kazliin uses songs in Viktor’s performances to give the reader an idea of what he’s feeling at that point in the fic, since we never see Viktor’s POV. However, some songs in the fic are more telling than others. ‘Belle’, the song Viktor skates his free skate to in chapter 8, is one of those songs.

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Voltage Honest Trailers: Enchanted in the Moonlight

Thanks for all the love and support from everyone who liked my Gangsters in Love Homest Trailer! Because of you all I will continue to make more of these in the form of a series based on the ones you all request!

Please remember that this is only for humorous purposes.

Also I do not own Voltage and if I did, I’d make badass and more culturally diverse MC’s!


Narrator: Are you ready for a Voltage game that is filled with romance and Asian culture?

Are you willing to spend your paycheck on a story to satisfy your furry obsession?

Then this romance sim about yokai is sure to delight your unhealthy attraction to animals!

(Cue Yokai Anime)

Narrator:…No not those yokai…


Enchanted in the Moonlight!

(Cue Enchanted in the Moonlight Theme)

In eastern Japan, there lives a young MC.

She’s a naive bookworm with a life and a personality that is even shallower and blander than Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

MC: “I have no boyfriend, I’m too serious, and I work too hard…maybe it’s finally getting to me…😓”

Narrator: The MC is so retarded, she thinks closing her eyes in a life threatening situation will save her life.

MC:(I reflexively squeeze my eyes shut as bookshelves tumble down towards me!😣)

MC:(I shut my eyes as a speeding car rushes for me!😣)

Voltage Vlogger Martha: “No girl, that’s not how danger works…😒”

(Slight Beat)

Narrator: The MC lives in a bento box far far away from her parents with her close friend Samon, who is really a spirit from another world sent to stalk the MC since her high school years.

MC: “Samon’s the shrine priest. He’s like a big brother who watches over me.”

Narrator: After waking up from a night terror about a scene from Spirited Away and about hot guys, the MC goes to work and encounters MORE hot guys who stalk and warn her to be cautious of her surroundings instead of outright telling her that demons are out to get her!

Shinra: “I want you to be careful today.😑”

MC:(I wonder why he said that😦)

Narrator: Really…?😒


After the retarded MC risks rabies disease by stripping down and taking a bath with a random fox she found on the street, MC finds out the the fox is actually a beautiful spirit with realistic fox ears and a tail.

MC: “Is he a cosplayer?😦”

Narrator: I said realistic…😒


MC goes back to her living room seeing the same hot guys freeloading. And once learning that they are ayakashi from another world, they each have one request from her to help save their people.

Yukinojo: “We would like to have a child with you.😃”


Narrator: After being attacked by evil ayakashi, MC Is forced to make a dreadful decision of her life…

Lose your virginity…or DIE!

MC: “But I don’t know pleasure…!😰”


Narrator: MC has the option to choose…


The sexy arrogant half breed who makes it no secret that he wants to fuck the MC dry.

He’s a man so perverted, that calling him a fuckboy or a rapist would be a complete understatement!

Miyabi: “Give me your body…😌”

Miyabi: “You’ll be lusting for me from inside your bed😏”

Narrator: His sex drive is so strong, he’d give prostitutes in Vegas a run for their money.

Yukinojo: “Miyabi would sleep with 10 girls in one night!😃”


Narrator: Chikage! The Sasuke of the game!

Unlike his privileged friends, he rose up from complete nothingness and earned his spot to become the next hokage of the Tengu clan.

Although he has a soft spot for cute little boys, he’s so emo that it’s clear that he needs pussy in his life.

But he has NO problems flirting with actual crows whatsoever…

Chikage: “Caw caw caw!😄”

Narrator: Okay! SOMEONE needs to take YOU to the strip…😒



The oni who resembles and dresses like a prepubescent middle school kid, and who has an unhealthy obsession with Victoria’s Secret underwear!

Boy: “Tiger print underpants aren’t cool-😒”

Shinra: “YES THEY ARE!😡”


He’s the love interest that no one gives a fuck about. And the one who took over a YEAR to get a season 2 because Voltage forgot his ass.

Although he was first introduced alongside Miyabi and Chikage, he becomes the most unpopular character in the Voltage franchise with his childish personality and annoying and constant blushing behavior that Voltage would make fans believe to be a cute trait.

Miyabi: “You’re as red as an ogre!😏”

Miyabi: “What’s wrong with calling a red oni a red oni?😂”

Shinra: “Grrrrrrr….!😡”




The badass bisexual of the group! And the best dressed!

He’s the only one who treats you like a human being if you choose him.

Although he makes no secret of his attraction for you, it’s more than clear he has a thing for Yukinojo.

Kyoga: “I watched this movie about a Okami man and a Yukibito woman…it made me feel weird…😳”

Kyoga: “You know you’re very beautiful Yuki!😄”

Yukinojo: “Y'know I am a man…😓”

Narrator: That doesn’t excuse the fact that you enjoyed being fed by Kyoga during MC’s date with Kiryu at a restaurant…just admit you’re gay!😒



The other bisexual and the Caitlyn Jenner of the gang!

The one MC literally falls in love with JUST because of his looks!

MC: “You’re so beautiful…😍”

MC: “You have such gorgeous skin!☺️”

Narrator: He’s kindhearted as he is two faced as he even tried to rape MC at one point and is willing to threaten anyone with his power of snow and ice.

Kyoga: “Yuki’s scary when he’s angry…😰”


With his obsession with Bath and Body Works products and being beautiful, Voltage might as well could have made Yuki a female option of the game which…might increase sales for Voltage…

Just look at the amemix line!😃


And Kiryu!

The cynical as fuck, runaway prince of the ryu clan who came to the human world to write fanfiction AND be a total weeaboo for Japanese technology!

Kiryu: “Do you know how much this tablet costs?!😒”

Kiryu: “Did you wreck my cleaning robot?!😤

Kiryu: “Who destroyed my Japanese toilet?!😡”

Narrator: He hates people so much, that he’s even racist towards his own kind.

Kiryu: “I don’t care for the humans or the ayakashi! They irritate me!😒”


As you live your days being the only woman in a household full of men, you are forced to deal with things LIKE:

Perverse Humor!😃

Miyabi: “Have you two been at it every night?😏”

Chikage: “Oh, so that’s it…😏”

Kyoga: “We can smell what you’ve been doing.😏”

Narrator: No longer having privacy!😁

Samon: “Everyone gets to live here!😃”

Shinra: “Dibs on the biggest room!😄”

MC: “Do you have to follow me to work?😓”

Narrator: AND: “Trump like” RACISM!😑

Chikage: “Humans are weak.😒”

Kyoga: “Humans aren’t like us ayakashi who have more strength.😕”

Shinra: You’re weird! A human interested in oni…😒"

Miyabi: “You’re just a human!😠”

Ayakashi: “Stupid human!😡”

Ayakashi: “Yeesh! Humans!😡”

Miyabi: “A regular human wouldn’t be allowed in our world.😏”

Miyabi: “A human an ayakashi can’t be together.😠”

(Slight beat)

Narrator:…Wait a minute! Wait a minute! So humans can’t go to the Mononoke World but Ayakashi can freely roam the human world like rats and mistreat them however they please?!

Trump: “We need to BUILD A WALL to keep those filthy ayakashi OUT from crossing that magical train BORDER! And those clan heads will pay for it!"👌🏻

Narrator:..Trump I hate you but I support that idea!😃🔨

People of color:😡😡😡

Narrator:…Too soon?😅😓

Trump: “CROOKED Miyabi! LYIN’ CHIKAGE!😤😡”

Narrator: Okay we get it! It’s bad enough you were elected…😓




“Teen Wolf”(Kyoga)🐺



“Male Elsa”(Yukinojo)❄️

“Potential Housewife”(Samon)👩🏻

“Blue Eyes White Dragon”(Kiryu)🐉

“Regina Gorge”(Ageha)💁🏼


The Three Stooges(The Omnyoji)👨‍👨‍👦

“Someone who may as well be an ayakashi with her ability to sense things!”(Ikumi)👀

“Ino Yamanaka”(Botan)✳️

“Ultear Milkovich”(Kirikimi)🔮

“Darth Vader”(Kuro Kabuto)👽


“Master Roshi”(Genji)👴🏻

“Jacob Black”(Aoi)👱🏻

“Taylor Swift”(Nishiki)🐍



“As told by a Ginger, I am a Virgin(MC)😔”

“Yokai BAEwatch!!!”

Narrator: Okay seriously?! How is it that ayakashi can’t get arrested in the human world JUST because they aren’t “bound” to human laws! If you GO to another country you HAVE to follow those rules or you get arrested!

Couldn’t the MC just call the cops and tell them their are strange men claiming to be spirits who want to fuck her?

That would be helpful considering how they would be sent to the crazy house! Not to mention charged for frequent harassment!

Mamoru, get over here already!

Mamoru: *sigh* fine…😒🚬

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『声優だって旅します』京都編 未放送シーン
AnimeJapan2017で限定公開された物です。 金沢編(浪川大輔)→ 北海道編(諏訪部順一)→

KoeTabi video that was revealed on AnimeJapan 2017:
- Unaired scenes from Season 1
- Special message for KoeTabi 2 (He was still in the middle of Okinawa trip during this recording)

Special message translation done by a fellow fan:

To the people in Anime Japan, Mensoore!
This is Okinawa-group’s team leader, Kaji Yuki!

Q. What is the one thing that made you feel glad about being starred in KoeTabi?
Well, I’ve always enjoyed travelling. So to be able to do this as part of work, not to mention visiting any place I want to go, also, the last time when we went to Kyoto, I was glad that I was given the chance to visit the places that I don’t usually go to, as the theme was “the back of Kyoto.” And given that it’s really hard to try match to the other two’s schedule even in private, KoeTabi has given me this wonderful time to be able to travel with people that I like so much, as part of work.

Q. During this trip, has your impression of Hatanaka-san changed?
Nope *laughs* Well, everyone must have already noticed but, right now, we’re in the middle of the trip. It’s still the first day out of the two days and… it’s barely past half of the day, but. Yeah, it hasn’t changed. He’s exactly how I imagined him to be. He’s a really pleasant, manly, but… also a bit feminine *laughs* That kind of person. How’d I put this… by being together, he gives me energy. Also, he’s a really honest person.
Appears that he doesn’t like onions.

Q. Did you experience anything new in this trip?
Although I’ve only went through around ¼ of the whole trip, I did get to experience new things! Seems like this is Hatanaka-kun’s first time here in Okinawa, so the sight of him being too excited, is one highlight I believe. Personally for me, I got to make a “certain” thing. Well previously, all the groups also had one activity in common which is to make clay, this time too, we have something similar to that.

Q. What is a highlight of Okinawa?
I’ve been saying it forever but, we’re still, in the middle of the trip *laughs* I’m sure that there’ll be more highlights coming up soon, but if I have to name one at this stage, it would be “Hatanaka Tasuku and Pineapple.” I believe that this will become really important. I’m feeling that this will turn out to become a really fun trip, so please look forward to it!

Stabler-centric thoughts on Ep 18x13

Transformation complete. From Nu Munch to Nu Stabler, in just 13 episodes!


Seriously though, surprisingly long post ahead: (I would cut it down, but I don’t have the time or the patience)

Carisi-centric thoughts on Ep 18x13 

First things first: what the fuck happened to Barba’s chocolates? Biggest disappointment of the night. The official SVU account is not to be trusted.

Overall thoughts

Decent episode. It had some issues*, but it was reasonably, well, not terrible. Probably a little above average for Season 18’s standards. 

*starting with the issues, to get them out of the way: too much rapist(s), not enough victim. We got to see if the rapist (the first rapist) was “okay” with a plea for rape 2, and he “admirably” said he deserved that punishment, but we never got to see if the victim was okay with that. We never got to see the victim again, period. We don’t know if and how she is coping. She was a total afterthought. We did see the other victims, during the trial, but that was just to poke holes in their stories. It seems that’s the only reason we ever see a victim, in S18. Not to see how they can overcome their rape as survivors, but to make them appear unreliable for the sake of plot twists.


Barba thoughts

I joke about Sonny going from Munch to Stabler, but I’m not joking when I say that Barba is going from Cabot to Novak. Seriously, Barba went from fierce and flawless Ice Queen Alexandra Cabot, who won every case and didn’t give a shit, to earnest but messy Casey Novak, a half-decent lawyer who loses every other case but it’s okay because we love her. and i do love her :’)

Barba doesn’t really lose cases, but he never wins them on his own merits (with the sole exception of Making a Rapist, when he got the mother’s testimony on the stand, about 7 years ago, when that episode aired). It’s always Liv, saving the day. Even in episodes which are spent mostly in the courtroom, there are no legal victories. No big moment in which Barba argues the fuck out of a case. He just utters a few snarky tidbits like “Bunny,” so we can all admire Raul’s sass, and then he loses (like he lost the motion about confidentiality) or he wins because of something Liv did.

Has Barba gone soft, not to mention less competent, on purpose, or is this poor characterization? that’s a rhetorical question btw

The Legal Side of SVU

Why does this season waste all these semi-interesting cases? Why did we spend the entire rape trial debunking the victim statements, instead of watching Barba argue the law? I was expecting the “rape gene” theory to figure more heavily into the trial, but it never did. Why not? Why waste that opportunity?

The earlier scene with the minister on the stand, that was way more fun to watch (mostly because it didn’t involve victim-blaming). Why do all these cases, which could be considered vague (and therefore exciting) from a legal standpoint, get reduced to arguing the boring facts, like a suspect’s height? Same thing happened with Imposter, an episode which could have been a million times more interesting, if only it had focused on the law.

For instance, Sonny suggested another case offscreen, and Barba dismissed it offscreen, and we never got to find out what it was. Why bother introducing legally murky cases if you’re not going to bother presenting the arguments? Rick Eid is a lawyer, but I can barely tell from watching. He only scrapes the surface. I’m a much younger lawyer, and totally inexperienced when it comes to criminal law, and I still routinely come up with, like, three more things Barba could have done or said in each episode.

But, in fairness, I do have to say the minister/confidentiality theory, as well as the AA comparison, that was actually smart. It was the only unique touch in terms of plot, and they even set it up well, with the prayer, or whatever that was, as Rollins and Carisi were surveilling the group on that earlier scene. That raised my expectations, as did Barba’s argument that the guy was a only being a minister as a hobby (now that’s a fun argument to make!), so the return to mundane victim blaming later on disappointed me even more.

On to Sonny:

Sonny’s Temper

I’ve said it before (and used the SpongeBob gifs to illustrate it), but there is nothing in Sonny’s characterization this season that could be viewed as an organic progression of the Sonny from Seasons 16 and 17. Nor has there been anything plot- or character-related which would justify such a stark change (please no one mention Dodds unless you want to make me laugh).

When is the last time Sonny cracked a smile that wasn’t sarcastic? Remember when Amaro was the angry stereotype, and he’d argue with Barba or Amanda, and Sonny would try to defuse the situation with a joke? Now Sonny has picked up the mantle of Angry Cop. Which, I mean… Sonny, gurl, if Amanda freakin’ Rollins has to scold you about being insubordinate to your superiors, that means you’ve taken it about eighteen steps too far (wait, do the writers remember how she used to talk back to Liv and Dodds? Probably not.)

Sonny and Empathy

Where? 👀 Shouldn’t Sonny have talked to that Will kid more gently? Instead of saying “I’m not a priest or a shrink, just gimme the information, goddammit”? Sonny usually cozies up to perps. This kid wasn’t even a criminal, and Sonny was treating him aggressively, when it was obvious he was fragile and would probably respond better to a milder approach. Which brings me to:

Sonny and Continuity

Sonny told Will (still in a very pointed way, when I was expecting a more casual, if not cordial approach) that the “next” rape “will be on him,” if he didn’t testify. Might that be a callback to Sonny’s own guilt, since he believes the fact his bully murdered someone is “on him”? Even though that’s wrong? And it was extra wrong to lay that kind of a guilt trip on this Will kid? Or did the writers forget about Sonny’s past already?

The Barisi Corner

Barba gave Sonny a sassy look! Because Sonny over-explained a legal matter to show off! And then he sarcastically thanked Sonny! Classic S16 material. We are blessed!

“I don’t care about Barba”

Seriously though, Sonny said “I don’t care about Barba”, meaning he cares about the case more, or about the victim, even if that means making a colleague mad. And that’s fair, especially in the heat of the moment. But this is coming a week after Barba’s secret is (almost?) revealed, at least according to the original production order. What can we deduce from that?

I’d like to think (the old) Sonny would be more considerate when talking to a colleague who had recently been compromised, or gone through some type of emotional hardship. So, maybe Barba’s secret never actually comes out? Maybe we learn it, as the audience, but it doesn’t go public, so Barba ends up worrying over nothing?

Barba obviously doesn’t lose his job, so maybe no one finds out (other than Liv, of course, because from that promo we know she tells Barba about the hacker). What if Sonny doesn’t find out at all, and he doesn’t even get to learn Barba has a secret to begin with? Could Barba’s storyline run in parallel to the “main” case, with no other characters (other than Liv, of course) involved? That would be both disappointing (because the writers would be wasting yet another opportunity to integrate Barba and show he is a valued member of the team) and unsurprising (because, S18).

Of course there’s another option; maybe continuity is a non-factor and the writers just never bothered to write anything to further the “Barba’s secret” storyline past that one episode :D

Sonny’s Temper, Vol. 2

As Amanda noted, Sonny totally overreacted during that argument. Why would that be? Does he really think he knows better than Barba, on whether or not jurisprudence from another state is applicable or relevant? Like, that’s not an “opinion,” Sonny. And, even if it were, it’s Barba’s opinion which defines the prosecution’s strategy. If Sonny wants to make these decisions, he should quit the force and start prosecuting perps himself.

Which brings me to:

Sonny and the Law 

Dare I hope that’s what the argument was about? Is Sonny getting increasingly frustrated with the fact his job ends when he arrests a perp? That would be a great way to bring back his dilemma about becoming a prosecutor. This type of long-running professional frustration would perfectly explain why he snapped like that. It wasn’t about him knowing better than Barba, it was about him wishing he could be doing Barba’s job. Or even thinking he should be doing it.

Apparently, Sonny researched the case, and he came up with an idea which he presented to Barba offscreen, thinking it could save the day. That’s going above and beyond, from a cop’s perspective. And then Barba rejected his idea without a single word, also offscreen, and that pissed him off. Maybe Sonny felt underappreciated, in terms of his legal skills. He is a licensed attorney, but he is not treated as such. Problem is, he is not a prosecutor, he is a cop, and that’s how he should be treated.

So, what if Sonny’s constant sour mood is because he’s unhappy where he is? Because he wants to do more, from a different position? Maybe that’s the reason for his changed demeanor, and it will be explicitly dealt with near the end of the season. lol yes I’m reaching for the stars, Sonny’s law aspirations will probably never be mentioned again

Stray Thoughts

Greg Germann was awesome! So evil and hot. Strauss gave Buchanan a run for his money. By the way, remember when he was an ADA? lol neither do the SVU writers. Why didn’t Barba at least tease him, for switching sides? Like he did to Calhoon (except for her it was the other way around, when she advocated for that victim in that one episode). It would have taken three seconds, and it would have added context.

What’s that? Barba also had an abusive father? lol no one cares or remembers :D

Okay but, when Liv just popped up on that roof, out of fuckin’ nowhere, to deliver some angst and sell her backstory, totally overshadowing that kid? Classic Liv! (srsly tho she was great in this episode :D)

Speaking of, why didn’t we get a close-up of Sonny on that roof, after he found out about Liv’s history? He was right there! And that, too, would have taken three seconds. I was craning my neck to see his reaction, even though it was off-camera, lol. What a wasted opportunity to show how much he cares about Liv. Oh, and Amanda apparently found out offscreen (as if Liv would ever tell her, lol). This season does not give a single fuck about the squad dynamics.

Peter needs to do that botox thing people do between their eyebrows for their “11” lines, he’ll get wrinkles if he keeps frowning like that in every single one of his close-ups.

Amanda’s coats keep slaying me.

What a waste of Bill Irwin.

That first defense attorney is my fave! I wish he’d been in more scenes!

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you're such a bean for doing this omg. Canon-verse with Bellamy taking care of sick Clarke?? Thank you !!!

A|N: A missing scene from season one, with motherhen!Bellamy and stubborn!Clarke. Hope you like it! x


It goes without saying that they’ve lived through some pretty fucked up situations on earth. Acid fog. Grounders. Bellamy’s not going to get into the whole two-headed deer debacle, but it’s suffice to say that it’s out there.

But, really. The worst of it has to be when Clarke falls sick.

He’s pretty sure that it’s the last strain of the flu that has been working its way through the camp for weeks now, but it still renders her into a sniffling, feverish mess anyway. She’s barely coherent during their usual debrief sessions and he catches her attempting to bandage Monroe’s perfectly good knee instead of her scraped one. His gentle rebukes that she should probably, you know, rest, are met with skepticism and dismissiveness; with her constant, stubborn insistence being that she’s fine, Bellamy, and shouldn’t he go hover over someone else now?

(It’s unfortunate that she’s impervious to his glower, so he mostly sticks to stomping around and glaring at her from a distance.)

He holds out for as long as he can; biting his tongue whenever he’s tempted to comment on how tired she looks and sending his lackeys to help her out with her mundane tasks. It seems to be working, for the most part- and just when he finds himself relaxing, the inevitable happens.

Clarke faints.

(His first thought, surprisingly, isn’t I told you so. It does come somewhat close, though.)

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Where Did PLL Go Wrong?

Originally posted by dilaurnts

So we’re less than 6 episodes away until the very end and since PLL isn’t on tomorrow due to some idiotic decision by Freeform (At the time ABC Family), we thought we would list where and how we think PLL went wrong. These are just our opinions, we have a “PLL Goodbye Letter” planned soon. Anyways so PLL will always have a special place in my heart, despite how terrible and confusing it’s gotten, and thankfully we’ll always have the good first 2 seasons to look back on. But every show has a end date and PLL is long past it’s end, imo the show should’ve ended years ago but we’ll get to that in a minute. The mysterious charm from the early seasons is gone and sadly we’ve had to deal with one confusing story line after another, plus millions of plot holes. But hey it’s PLL!!!!!

Too MANY Seasons! (Seriously way too many!)

No one wants their favorite TV show to end right? But isn’t it better to end a show when you’ll miss it as opposed to when your barely able to stand it anymore. ABC Family dragged this show out wayyyyy too long, we discussed this in another post about why the ratings went down. Marlene originally planned 5 seasons, had she and the network of followed through with that plan the show still would of ended with over 100 episodes and the ratings might not of gotten as low as they are now. I was expecting the show to end with S5 but after reading interviews, I assumed they would renew it for a 6th and final season. However I was not expecting them to do a 2 season renewal. This was too much and the network got greedy of the show’s success. It’s taken forever to answer our questions probably because of the double renewal. A show should only be dragged out for so long and in our opinion 5 seasons or a shortened 6th final season would’ve been enough. Tbh I don’t remember being that thrilled about a S7. 

Filler Episodes Galore!

Some filler episodes haven’t bothered me, the barrel episode (S5E16) was one of them I enjoyed, the fan base seemed to hate it. However filler episodes that focus on Hanna’s fashion career, Aria’s drama with Ezra, and story lines that literally do NOT matter are what bothers me. When we don’t get any more info on “A” or a current mystery, the episode feels pointless and stale. Take almost all of 6B for an example, while S7 has been better it hasn’t impressed us overall tbh regardless if these last episodes are amazing they won’t be able to make up for any filler we got at the beginning of a season. They might’ve reduced S6 and S7 to 20 episodes but that didn’t mean we did not get fillers. S6 and S7 should’ve been shorted to 10-13 episodes imo. The writers apparently love filler episodes. The fan base does not.

Enough With Irrelevant Characters

The show already has too many new characters, it’s even worse when you introduce a character in 601 and make her RC/BW, characters we saw in S3 and S4. That is what was the final straw with me hating 610. Sara might’ve been introduced as a storyline in S4 but we did not meet her ACTUAL character until 601. It was annoying enough they gave Sydney such relevance during the recent episode. She better of been lying in that limo. But maybe Syndey is more relevant, idk who knows anymore. Then we have Shana who ended up being Ezra’s shooter. We will go back to that in a minute. 

Confusion! Who Is “A” and Who Is NOT “A”?-

Honestly the reality with this show is anyone can claim to be “A” and it will instantly confuse the fanbase. Having Shana in the black hoodie in S5 was especially confusing. So she wasn’t “A” but she was wearing the black hoodie? Was she working for “A”? What even? During those “A” endings which “A” is who? The fan base has to assume answers, this show is extremely confusing. People act shady, are they connected to “A”? What even? Aren’t there other outfits people could wear without confusing the audience? 

Making The Ships She #1 Priority, and NOT The Mystery 

When I started watching this show, I watched for one reason, the mystery. I loved the persona of “A”, it was creepy, fun, exciting, and how the writers wrote the omnipresent character of “A” was what drew me to the show. This is why the show will always have a special place in my heart. The original mystery was so intriguing and fun. However as the show went on, the writers shifted towards the ships and made them the #1 as opposed to the mystery scenes we used to get. Honestly this is not what I signed up for, I get having romance, it’s nice to blend both the romance and mystery together, but it seemed Marlene and the writers turned it into a full on romance show. Because of the ships imo they couldn’t go THERE with main love interests. Toby being on the “A” team was an amazing twist and they wasted it by caving into Spoby. What a cop out that was. The special-ness of the show was ripped away when we got non-stop shipping scenes. Again this is just my personal opinion. 

Aghhhhh, That CeCe Reveal 

Honestly, I never imagined I would be disappointed with 610. Some people might’ve enjoyed it, that’s great if you did, but I couldn’t enjoy it. The episode was outright awful. Seriously that holograph screen was just……ridiculous and corny, CeCe’s story made no sense at all, and the worst part in my opinion was Sara Harvey. The dialogue felt off and it felt insulting, I was considering dropping the show at that point honestly the episode was that awful. Regardless if the writers fix these plot holes, it won’t undo the amount of disappointment that the writers caused on the fans. Nope, not gonna forget that awful episode. Because of that episode I don’t have much faith in the writers at all. Well the bright side of the episode was the girl’s emotional goodbye scene. 

The Time Jump + 6B 

Not gonna lie, I wasn’t too pleased when I heard they were doing a time jump, especially a 5 year one. The dynamic of the girls being teenagers would be gone, the show wouldn’t be the same. The writers probably did this because of the cast getting tired of playing teenagers (Which is understandable), but they didn’t handle 6B right imo. It was pure filler, it feels so good to vent about this season now. The dynamic of the show did change, Spaleb was pointless because Haleb ended up getting back together which resulted in Spencer getting hurt, the girls drank ALL the time (Seriously we get it, they are over 21, and are adults), and Uber A wasn’t that scary with their emojis, according to Marlene Amoji was Uber A/A.D. Gosh this “A” has so many names (Big Bad, Uber Bad, Uber A, Amoji, A.D., so on). The season just felt disappointing and boring. 7A was better but in my opinion it felt dull , but the bright side is 714 did in fact give us major answers so I really appreciate the writers for that. Overall my interest really went away after 610, my friend and I decided to give the time jump a chance, and while I was tempted to drop the show MULTIPLE times, I decided why not? Might as well just finish this show out. We’re almost done anyways. Had I of dropped the show I might not of met so many PLL accounts and so on, so there’s something positive to find I guess. Speaking of the current seasons, what happened to us getting “A” endings? We’ve only gotten a few this season and they are imo one of the most iconic parts of the show. Are the writers lazy or do they just not want to write anymore A endings? 

Unanswered Questions & Dropped Storylines

We could be talking about this forever, it seems that we are starting to get our questions answered. Hopefully a majority of remaining questions and dropped story lines are answered on the show and not another interview that Marlene did with 610. There’s some hope these questions will be answered now, 714 proved to be a very successful and information packed episode. 

So overall those were are thoughts. We have had fun watching this show for the most part but in all honestly I’m exhausted from this dragged out show and ready for it to end, all good things must come to an end. The main reason why I am watching is to finish the show out, say I finished it because half the time I’m terrible at finishing TV shows, and find out who the heck A.D. is. Tbh we’re not even sure if this person is Lucas, or Melissa, or Spencer’s twin. We might as well just sit back and enjoy these final episodes. Just pray we’re satisfied enough when 720 airs and this show is finally over. 

Again these are our opinions, but what are your thoughts on PLL over the years?


Seiyuu Animedia Nov 2016 - Full Cast Interview
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Since the start of the Love Live! Sunshine!! project, the cast has participated in events together as Aqours, and starred in the TV anime showcasing the start of the group with the premise of “shining together as school idols”, as well as the group working hard together as school idols to prevent the merger of the school with another high school in Numazu. Aqours is a group filled with the feelings of its members, but what feelings do they have after the season finale? In the first ever full-cast discussion, we sat down with the entire group to have them share their feelings.

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MITJ Season 3

Okay so my post asking if anyone else watches MITJ got way more notes than I was thinking it would do and people have been asking my thoughts about certain things so here goes. Bare in mind I rarely post things like this - I could have posted like mad over the Gilmore Girls ending (Team Logan all the way incase anyone was wondering just check my feed and you’ll see that) but there’s so little MITJ on Tumblr so heres my thoughts.

I found season 3 different from the others for some reason and I can’t fully explain it. I binge watched seasons 1 and 2 beforehand so I remembered everything but something about the first few eps bugged me and that may be just down to noticing the lip syncing of Monica and telling she wasn’t singing. I’ve done film studies before so I have a very nasty habit of spotting every little detail like that which can ruin shows and movies for me. 

Moving beyond the lip syncing though and moving onto what we all are thinking - Rodrigo and Hailey! I have been waiting for this since the beginning and I love that this show isn’t solely focused on when will they get together even though it has been moving toward this for a while - coffee grounds anyone.

I absolutely adore their friendship and all the little moments that we have been given throughout the 30 episodes. I find those more telling in some ways than when you get big declarations and big scenes thrown in your face, that being said, their last scenes in episode 10 had me smiling like a loon, and constantly on repeat as well if I’m being honest.

I loved that Rodrigo could tell it was Hailey playing during her audition, I love Gael’s facial expressions when it comes to their scenes. The casting directors picked a good pair with Gael and Lola.

The fact that he came to tell her in person that she didn’t get it, again goes towards their friendship and I love he tried to say it was the committees decision that she didn’t get it as we know he would have pushed for her to be given it, possibly for the selfish reason of seeing her everyday.

Their conversation during the walk and how he told her about the visions of the composers. Again I love that its part of their friendship that he trusts her enough to tell her these things without being worried. Lets be honest, telling someone you’ve been seeing visions of famous composers since you were a child would cause some people to laugh at you and call you crazy. Well even more crazy than people already think he is

The scene on the pier I loved. Rodrigo was trying to be the sensible one saying they’ve done well so far in not giving into temptation but even that can only be held back for so long.

I think Lizzie was all the fans when Rodrigo walked out her room and his response was typical Rodrigo, I loved it.

The goodbye scene was cute. Loved seeing Rodrigo carefree and happy, teasing Hailey. Caio Caio

The scenes afterwards I think are very telling. Both of them are now realising the full impact of whats happened. Rodrigo looked so concerned, and while I think some people will say he’s regretting it, I think he may only regret it in the fact that if it got out, Hailey will never be able to play in the orchestra again while he is there as they will think she slept her way in like Betty Cragdale did at the very beginning, and he knows how much she wants to be playing in an orchestra. I think Hailey’s flashback scene didn’t truly show what she is thinking, she seemed more lost in the memory and then shaking herself out of it as she needed to get on with her day, Lizzie was waiting after all. But we know, as many people have pointed out to her, she’s in love with Rodrigo and will have been happy to keep repeating the memory in her head. 

I loved the final flashback to them lying in bed holding hands. I was half expecting Rodrigo to nuzzle Hailey’s shoulder when he moved his head but it was still a cute little scene. 

Now we’ve had them fall into bed together I’m interested to see where they go next season, and by god there better be a season 4. The show just won 2 Golden Globes you don’t cancel it now! With Hailey now having her own visions and being told not to give up, it’s going to be fun to see which route Hailey takes. Will she stick with the oboe or will she pursue conducting. If she sticks with the oboe which orchestra is she going to fight to get into if she still wants to be with Rodrigo, or will the show go with them not pursuing a romantic relationship as such but still having their kisses every so often like we’ve had so far.

I am intrigued to see how it goes and just praying that we don’t have to wait  a year for the next series. If we do can we please have the season 1&2 soundtrack released on cd, I bought the season3 one as soon as I saw it on Amazon and can we have the show released on dvd! Managed to wangle it so I have it on my iPod classic but would prefer to watch dvds instead of having to use my wifi everytime I want to watch it on my tv.

And for those asking I’m in the UK. I spotted the show got released about 11.30 on Thursday night and stayed up all night watching them, luckily for me I was off work so I could stay up. 



here are some of my highly recommended must watch japanese series and movies! I have included my personal thoughts about it and some pictures would contain spoilers! 

BE READY TO CRY, LAUGH, GET MAD, AND GO CRAZY if you start to watch japanese dramas and movies. I swear to god they’re the best thing ever. everything is unique on it’s own. my favourites would be the tear jerker films though. 

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Hannibal Recap: Contorno

The episode opens with Will and Chiyo sitting in a dark train headed through  a dreary countryside toward Florence and whispering slowly to each other about Hannibal.

Honestly, I don’t understand why people complain about how dark this show is. I personally have rectified this problem by locking myself into a windowless vault and donning night vision goggles every Thursday night at 10. After making this adjustment, I can 100% see everything on the screen most of the time.

It’s easy, guys. Come on now.

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Clexa Ficrec - The Happy/Fluff Edition

theblutomato​ asked for some happy, fluffy, or happy ending clexa fics so here they are. I hope you all enjoy!

  • they take their shots but we’re bulletproof
    • “Our winters are harsh,” Lexa tells her. “You must have adequate shelter to survive them.” “I survived you,” Clarke says lowly. “I’ll survive anything.”
  • this heart, fossilized and silent (once was tender and once was violent)
    • Clarke is only three days into being a runaway when she realizes that she did not fully think this through.“I don’t need your help, Lexa.” “You are wrong.” The Commander crosses the short distance between them and surprises Clarke by kneeling in front of her. “You do not want my help, Clarke,” she says quietly, “but you do need it.” (This one has angst in the beginning, but by the end of ch. 20 you will be so full of good feels wow u go clexa)
  • Missed Exams and Car Shots
    • the one where Lexa hits Clarke with her car and Clarke demands a date in return
  • Co-Adoption of a Puppy and Whiteboards
    • ‘we leave each other notes on the blackboards au’ Prompt
      High School Teachers au. It becomes a game. A childish one that Lexa shouldn’t be encouraging, but a game she plays none the less.
  • The odd ways we fall (and the absurdity of life)
    • Based on the tumblr prompt: 'You sit behind me and poke me every time I fall asleep during 9am lectures.'Or: Clarke really doesn’t like the Theatre of the Absurd and Lexa finds drooling distracting.
  • A Summer to Remember
    • Summer beach house AU. Clarke and her friends go to Florida for their summer vacation. They’re only there for three weeks, but it’s summer and anything can happen. Right?
  • A path of words
    • AU where Lexa is at a party, and she meets a drunken blonde crying in the bathroom. She calls a cab for her, and gives her her number so that the girl can text her once she gets home safely. 
      They start texting a lot.
  • can’t bear it without you
    • Clarke works at the mall and has an unlikely savior in the form of it’s mascot - Happy the Bear. Or: Lexa doesn’t hate her job, but she certainly doesn’t like it. At least, not until the girl from the food court starts giving her free food and drinks.
  • One more time, let’s do it again
    • “My roommate’s boyfriend is staying over so can I please sleep on your floor” college AU

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Why the Sleepy Hollow Finale was a train wreck (aside from the death of Grace Abigail Mills)

I keep seeing the execs and writers of Sleepy Hollow trying to defend the finale on Twitter and in interviews and dismissing people’s concerns by pointing to the “behind the scenes drama”. They’ve consistently and condescendingly told us that our very valid problems with and reactions to Ragnarok are misinformed because we don’t really know what was going on with the actors, etc. As if what’s going on behind the scenes could have been solely reasonable for that fuckfest of an episode.

I’m sure that everything I say here has already been said before and probably more eloquently. 

I also think everyone has made it clear that Ichabod AND Abbie were the essence of the show. There is barely any show left without her. That’s been established. But I needed to get this out for myself and maybe for anyone who’s wondering why so many people are up at arms about a season finale a month after it aired. 

So, for the purpose of of this post let’s just say that Abbie’s character absolutely had to die in that finale. There was no other way and Nicole was leaving anyway. That still doesn’t explain why they had to write her departure that way.

The episode was still really bad. Objectively just messy writing. I mean other shows have killed leads before and they’ve been able to do it successfully. This, however, was simply a confusing mess of half fleshed out ideas and awful character development.

Here are just a few of the glaring holes and weak points in the episode:

1. So apparently Pandoras box, which has been broken for a while, needed the soul of a witness in order to be properly repaired… This had never been mentioned before. Not in all of those cozy, cave chats/planning meetings with the Hidden One. Without her powers, and without the help of THO, how was Pandora planning to get the soul of a witness for the box???? Was she just procrastinating that last bit hoping one of the witnesses would just acquiesce because she said pretty please? I mean they definitely came up with that one last minute when pressured to explain why Abbie would be trapped somewhere again.  And that brings me to my next point.

2. This was Abbie’s 3rd sacrifice. Or was it her 4th. I don’t even know. I mean seriously how many times can the same character be sacrificed and trapped in another time, dimension. They keep recycling the same thing because as usual Lieutenant Mills is the only person capable of taking one for the team.

3. What happened to of the history and mythology that had been set up saying that the two witnesses would have 7 years of trials and tribulations? That, apparently, meant nothing. There was nothing to establish this new “witnesses can have substitutes” bullshit.

4. All of the drama and build up leading up to some sort of romantic relationship this season, even in this very same episode, fizzled out almost immediately. In his very last opportunity to talk to his best friend whom he is in love with, are we to believe Ichabod couldn’t even muster up an “I love you” or a kiss?

5. Are we supposed to believe that in her last moments before moving on, Abbie would see the Corbins instead of her own deceased family members?

6. Are we supposed to believe Ichabod wouldn’t even try to save Abbie or would give up that easily?

7. Are we supposed to believe Abbie’s family would grieve so little for her? I mean in two episodes Jenny has lost both her partner and sister but NBD right?

8. So we don’t get a funeral? Her Dad seems barely affected by her death. Her tombstone has the wrong name on it. There’s no grief. No impact. Did she really mean so little? I mean she was literally the glue of the group. Everyone else had one thing in common and that was her.

9. The secret organization. So apparently they’ve been in play this entire time and they never showed their faces until this point in the story. I mean I know, there’s been very little planning or foreshadowing in the show since the first season. The writers ran out of material and needed something to try and entice the viewers they’d alienate with Abbie’s death. But it’s still so lazy. “We’re a secret agency that George Washington set up centuries ago. You’re supposed to be our boss but we haven’t approached you all this time because ??? Would have sucked if you died without our assistance… I mean with all of the monsters and apocalypses you’ve faced since your resurrection. I know that supporting the witnesses during these trials was the very mission we’ve been preparing for but we decided not to reveal ourselves until now, after one of the witnesses has already died, but also coincidentally not before her father was back to discover the proof of our existence - a letter from GW himself.” UGH. There’s bad juvenile fan fiction that’s still way better than this stuff.

10. And finally. The crap de la crap of the episode: “… partners like Betsy Ross and Me. Our job was to carry you forward. My job is done”. What a way to simultaneously diminish Abbie’s personhood and purpose. For a show that already has a pretty terrible track record with it’s female and POC characters, that was still a pretty shocking and dirty move. I mean I guess they were just finally honest for once about what they thought her role was. But it was a complete deviation from what we’d been lead to believe since day 1. First, Betsy was not a witness! So her purpose was never comparable to Abbie’s. Second, Abbie was our eyes into this crazy show. What is there for us in a world without her? It was her story. She wasn’t there just to further his story. What’s so disappointing for me and a lot of other fans is that we thought this show would be different. It started off so strong and just kept getting worse. I kept watching because every once in a while there would be a hint of the Sleepy Hollow I loved. They did a wonderful job of completely depleting any loyalty I had managed to keep alive despite the mediocrity of the last two seasons.

The takeaway: If you’re a writer and you have the incredibly difficult task of killing off a lead, don’t shit the bed like this. If you’re handed a script this bad, ask for a rewrite. It truly is a teachable moment. Treat the character with dignity, treat the fans with respect. Make it memorable and worthy of the character’s significance to the story. Finally, give the audience and the remaining characters some time to mourn and have the death mean something instead of trying to shove half baked ideas down their throats immediately afterwards.

As for Sleepy Hollow? Just cancel the show already. It had been weak for a while and it’s finally gone past the point of no return. Just cut your losses and walk away from the mess. Pretend it was only the first season like the rest of us and learn from your mistakes so that the next Sleepy Hollow will be extraordinary.

[God this was too long and probably a garbled mess but I started with like two points and more and more just kept coming up. I’m sure I’ll think of like 10 more by tomorrow. Add more if you think of more plot holes.]

Abazethe100 - Trailer Analysis, Speculation, Theories, and Predictions for The 100 Season 4

All right, here is my trailer analysis and speculation post for season 4. 

Keep the following in mind:

1. I’m a Bellarke shipper, but I don’t get too extra about it, so it’s safe for all shippers. 

2. If I’m right about some of my theories/speculations, then this post could be a HUGE spoiler. If I’m right, you might end up getting disappointed if my speculations come true. Proceed at your own risk. 

3. The biggest problems with speculating from trailers is that we often have to fill-in the blanks ourselves (making assumptions when we probably shouldn’t) and we have to take out frames and attempt to fit them together like a puzzle. But, this trailer is only 25 pieces of the 1000 piece puzzle that this season will eventually be, so if even one or two of my puzzle pieces are in the wrong place… my speculations fall apart a little. Therefore, please, understand that this is MY analysis and it is NOT foolproof. I’m going to bet that at least half of it is true and the other half is not true or only half true. REMEMBER THAT. 

Note: I divided my analysis up by character arcs and/or subplots. It made it easier to put the pieces together. 

Otherwise, enjoy. Let me know what you think. I might revise it once I’ve had time to think more about it or once we get more clues. 

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ahola-bez  asked:

I've read all of your analyses about Korrasami and I do think they have many valid points. I'm not a fan of the ending not because of a lesbian relationship or because I shipped Makorra. To be honest, I really don't like shipping in general because I feel like it distracts from the main message of the show. But I do feel like it was badly written. I don't think hints are enough to establish a romantic relationship between the two, especially after the subplots from the first two seasons.

[CONT] I would’ve loved the ending if the relationship was directly addressed from the beginning. A lot of your points involve moments between Korra and Asami, like how Korra only wrote to Asami or how Asami comforted Korra towards the end of the 3 book, but I feel like those scenes could be interpreted as both a deep friendship between them or as a romantic relationship. You see a lot of similar interactions between Toph and Katara in ATLA, like in their story in the Tales of Ba Sing Se.

I just wanted to tell my opinion to you. I respect your opinion, but I personally feel like the ending was badly written in the context of a children’s show, not because of the exposure of homosexuality, but because there are a lot of things that need to be analyzed for Korrasami to be coherent. But you do make a lot of valid arguments towards Korrasami.

Korrasami wasn’t “badly written”; it was just that it wasn’t “explicit” and the reason for it is due to the stigma of having same-sex couples on national tv especially on a “kids show” (this is also the same network that received a lot of hate when an episode of Spongebob aired that depicted him and Patrick acting like a married couple :/). 

Anyway, Bryan actually explained it more in his post:

Bryan: I have bragging rights as the first Korrasami shipper (I win!). As we wrote Book 1, before the audience had ever laid eyes on Korra and Asami, it was an idea I would kick around the writers’ room. At first we didn’t give it much weight, not because we think same-sex relationships are a joke, but because we NEVER ASSUMED it was something WE WOULD EVER GET AWAY WITH depicting on an animated show for a KIDS NETWORK in this day and age, or at least in 2010.

Bryan: The more Korra and Asami’s relationship progressed, the more the idea of a romance between them organically blossomed for us. However, we still operated under this notion, another “unwritten rule,” that we would NOT BE ALLOWED TO DEPICT that in our show. So we ALLUDED to it throughout the SECOND HALF OF THE SERIES, working in the idea that their trajectory could be heading towards a romance.

This is the reason why Korra and Asami’s romantic relationship wasn’t as “explicit” as M/akorra, Zhurrik, Kainora or Bopal (seeing a trend?). Hence why some people view it as forced or “badly written”.

And as a friendly reminder, M/akorra actually derailed the plot and sacrificed the development of other characters back in Book 1 & 2 while Korrasami was woven organically into the plot without suffocating it. It was subtle yet present. I suppose to some people, that is the problem.

We are so used to the hero/ine always kissing the love interest and declaring their undying love by the end of the series that we can’t seem to accept other alternatives to a love story but please understand that the moment Korra and Asami walked through the Spirit Portal, their relationship changed from “friends” to a “couple”. It would be quite jarring for them to suddenly kiss and profess their love so early in their romantic relationship (especially since both are still recovering from the war, old and new). By taking this route, Bryke kept their relationship consistent; they can communicate with just simple gestures, no words required and that to me makes the ending even more beautiful. 

To conclude. Korrasami wasn’t explicit because it’s a same-sex couple. Fact. However, their love story wasn’t “badly written”:

Both Asami and Korra in the beginning were vying for the same guy that in the end, couldn’t give them the proper respect they deserved. However, it was through him that they got to know each other and bond. And they had every reason to be bitter with each other: Asami’s father was a staunch supporter of the Equalists and she was dumped, twice, by the same guy Korra wanted to date. But that didn’t stop them.

As they spend more time together, their friendship deepened but before anything can be done about their relationship, Korra gets hurt. 


The result was witnessing a young woman become an empty shell of her former self while the other tried everything in her power to put her back together. 

This caused their blossoming relationship to be put on hold.  

At the time, nothing could be done and they didn’t see each other again for three years when Korra left everyone in Republic City.

Including Asami.

One letter was all Korra could muster through her PTSD during her time in the South Pole and it was written for Asami….who kept receiving countless letters from the very father who tried to kill her four years prior. 

But as soon as they saw each other when Korra returned to the United Republic, they acted as if nothing changed between them but just like before, their time together was cut short due to Kuvira and her advancing army.

Then everything changed when Kuvira was defeated. 

This is a love story about a non-bender who fell in love with the Avatar who in turn, fell in love with her. 

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That, in my opinion, is a beautifully written love story that did all that it could within the limits placed by our society. 


If you’re a 2.0 fan, you probably won’t like this, so either open your eyes and ears or turn away. 

The countdown to Warren Leight’s last episode as showrunner is coming to a close in a few days. 

But for a good portion of #SVU fans, the days can’t come fast enough. #TheLeightWasOnTooLong

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2.8 - A Matter of Honor

Astute reader Brandon Z pointed out that the Klingon exchange program covered in Sins of the Father showed the “Riker on a Klingon ship” half of the exchange in this episode. As Brandon puts it:

“You’ll get some Klingon fashion, a guide to Klingon cuisine, and Riker and Picard at a phaser firing range - other than that it's uniforms.  And Riker indeed gets punched in the face, though it is the Klingon ladies that hit on him.”


So the episode starts with this quintessential Riker/Wesley shot:

Riker: YOU WANNA GO? HUH? BRO? Wesley: what if I had a mauve sweater 

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Wu Yi Fan Kris for Trends Health November 2015

Born in the earliest year of the post-90s, this November you will already be 25 years old, how does this age feel to you?
A brand new stage of my life has just begun, young people are full of passion and dreams.

At 25 years old do you have any dreams which you may worry that others will say are unrealistic?
At any point in time one must not give up on their dreams and their initial hopes, or there would be no joy in life.

What is your current dream?
To do every task at hand well, have a life philosophy that “Tomorrow must be a step better than today” and think this way every day, and work hard.

People born in the 90s are the generation which has faced the harshest types of criticism all around, for example having labels such as “brainless”, “irresponsible”, “rebellious”, “internet generation”, what do you think of people born in the 90s? What do you think is the most outstanding characteristic post-90s trait that you possess?
As someone born in the 90s, I have to say that the post-90s are a new and brave generation. There’s nothing bad about being mischievous when you’re young, even if you are a little rebellious during the process. But because I’m the first of the 90s, there’s some difference in thinking with others born post-1995. It is understood that youths frequent the internet, the internet has changed the lives of people. There are good and bad points, but the internet just gives people access to information, and all the wrong cannot be entirely blamed on it. Speaking from personal experience, through the internet I can perhaps gain a large amount of followers, but these followers can disappear overnight too, it’s very fair, there will never only be positive things forever, and the negative things will also not be all that there is. The most outstanding post-90s characteristic I have? Dare to do things and bear the responsibility.

What do you have to say to the 30 year old you 5 years from now? What’s your 25th birthday wish?
Don’t forget my initial intentions. Don’t let age be an obstacle for myself to progress, at any time I must have the courage to break through. Don’t be afraid of being older, look forward to and cherish the coming of every part in life. Birthday wish: For family and friends to be happy, hope that everyone will be able to find their dream.

Do your current results meet your expectations? Are there any that are unexpected?
That’s not the case, there are many parts that are actually unexpected, including being an artiste. Entering the entertainment industry could be said to be the most unexpected thing to happen in my life so far, so I particularly hope that I’m able to improve myself even further, present even better works, so as to make all the support [I’ve received] worthwhile.

Do you feel that you’re not satisfied with anything at the moment, or rather, right now which parts are you not satisfied with?
I constantly maintain a contented attitude, which is why right now I’ve benefited a lot from it. If I have to say something I’m not satisfied is, is the lack of quality rest. As an elderly homebody, sleep is one of the few hobbies I have, so I hope that my team will be able to give me a little more sleep time.

Although you’re merely 25 years old, yet you have encountered rich life experiences: Migrating to Vancouver at 10, going back to Guangzhou for third year of middle school at 15, and then returning to Canada to continue schooling, getting a high school education in Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School etc. Why did you suddenly return to China in your third year of middle school? And then return to Canada very soon after?
At that time my mother needed to return to China for work, I was still young and my mother had to work in China for quite a long period of time, and she would definitely not feel at ease leaving me in Canada alone. I returned to Guangzhou for a year and half and fell in love with basketball, which was my first aspiration in my life. By chance I was recruited into a Guangzhou Sports School, and started to play in semi-professional basketball competitions, and once the results were quite good.

So why did you give that up?
The first reason was because later on my mother had to go back to Canada for work, the second reason was because after doing a bone test I found out that I could only grow to 188cm and could not reach 190cm.

Why did you have to reach 190cm?
190cm was something me and my mother had bet on, if the bone test showed that I could grow up to 190cm, my mother would agree to let me stay in Guangzhou to pursue a professional basketball career, if not, I would follow her back to Canada. My mother had her own concerns, the job of a basketballer was very tough, competition season would be even more intense, there was reason behind her concerns. So it was an agreement, and the results showed that my mother won, but in the very end I didn’t grow up to 190cm, not even 188cm, I stopped at 187cm, hahaha.

Are you the type who concedes defeat willingly?
There was more or less some unhappiness, there are moments where one is rebellious in their lifetime, thinking about how much time and effort my mother has invested into taking care of me and letting me have an education overseas, I do not wish to let her down too. At 15 years old I was roughly the same height as I am now, so many years have passed yet I only grew a couple of centimeters, I was a kid who had an early growth spurt. I had thought that I still had several years left and could reach 190cm easily, who knew the final result was like this.

At 10 years old you still didn’t know much, and suddenly had to experience a complete change in lifestyle, during that time what was the most difficult challenge you faced in Canada?
When I was 10 I already had a group of good friends I was able to have fun with in Guangzhou. Leaving was the hardest thing. Language difficulties, along with my extremely introverted personality at that time, made it very hard to make friends in Canada. A lot of people didn’t know that when I was overseas (in Canada) I also kept on transferring schools non-stop, going back and forth roughly four, five different middle schools. In Canada we kept on renting houses, when the rental lease was up we had to move to another house. In Canada, the law was that a student’s school must be within a certain distance from their residence. Therefore every time we changed address, I was unable to continue studying at the previous school, so just as I was getting used to an area I would have to face another change, continuously transferring schools. I also did not like taking the initiative to start conversations with others. I would constantly walk around the school by myself. It was especially pitiful during lunch break as everyone would have their own friends but no one would be willing to eat at the same table with a stranger.

You were (Guangzhou) No. 7 middle school’s basketball captain, and participated in the Chinese Youth NBA tournament which your team won first place in the southern region, so is basketball your favourite hobby?
Yes totally. Right now I’m still continuing, whenever I’m free I’ll meet with friends to have a couple of rounds of 3x3 street basketball matches.

In your opinion, while playing basketball, are there any pointers or safety measures one needs to take heed of?
Before the match you definitely have to do stretches, you have to do stretching exercises which target the specific parts of the body. Once your body is thoroughly warmed up, you will not get injured easily. It is the easiest for basketballers to injure their angles, during the course of the match they have to continuously jump, and when they land it’s very easy to step on someone’s foot. It’s most dangerous for the ankles when the landing is unstable, so ankle warm-ups are the most important exercise which should not be left out.

Have you ever twisted your ankle?
Of course, the most serious time was when I twisted my bone, only after resting for almost a year did the doctor allow me onto the court again. The most important thing in basketball is the basic training, dribbling and shooting require continuous practice over and over again, more than ten thousand times.

Other than basketball do you have any sports hobbies?
Water sports and snowboarding, I’m very happy that Beijing will be hosting the Winter Olympics in the future. When I was young I picked up snowboarding in Canada, it is a very common sport over there. A sport which pretty much everyone does.

<Mr Six>, <Never Gone> and <L.O.R.D> are three of your works to be shown on the silver screen, please tell us what you think of Feng Xiaogang, Li Yifei, Fan Bingbing and Guo Jingming?
Feng Xiaogang: I address Director Feng as Mentor Xiaogang, Mentor Xiaogang really has the aura of a teacher, he really likes giving opportunities to juniors, giving new people many opportunities. At the start I was extremely nervous when shooting scenes with Mentor Xiaogang, and he could see that immediately, as well as Director Guan Hu too, I’d like to thank them for being patient enough with me, I’m a little kid in their eyes.

Li Yifei: We two have many common topics to talk about, and have both grown up overseas, I’ve always felt that we have a never-ending amount of things to talk about. We can also communicate in English, off-camera “Celestial being Jiejie” is actually a very down to earth and silly person.

Fan Bingbing: We have very few shared scenes in <L.O.R.D>, in total [our shared scenes] was finished in about a day or two. When we really got to know each other was during Zhejiang TV’s reality program <Challengers Union> filming. It was actually very fun filming a reality program, Fan Ye (Fan Bingbing) really did not hold back in the program, everyone can look forward to it.

Guo Jingming: Director Guo is very clear on what he wants, during breaks he can be very silly and interesting, but once the cameras are on he immediately becomes very strict. He has two different personalities at work and play. While working he has extremely high expectations, he has a set of standards for the cast and himself, if it’s not good enough he will request for it to be done again, until it is up to his standard, he’s very dedicated.

From these three completely different genres of films, which is the character you portrayed which has the personality the most different from yours?
Every role is very different from me. <Mr Six>’s Xiao Fei is a bad guy who’s rather ruthless; <Never Gone>’s Cheng Zheng has an outgoing personality while I am more introverted and don’t really express myself; <L.O.R.D> is a fantasy story with many fictional characters which don’t exist in real life, the lines are very powerful and definitely have to acted out in a more entertaining manner.

<Challengers Union> is the first reality program you’ve participated in, did you have fun?
In <Challengers Union> we took on the challenges of different jobs, one job per episode and a variety of jobs throughout, for the first season of 13 episodes there are 13 different jobs. For the first episode I took on the challenge of being a taxi driver, right now the show has already wrapped up recording, in total we took on the challenge of over ten jobs. While recording for the first episode we already picked a “punishment” - my car was not a normal taxi and many jokes were made from that.

So on camera did you reveal your personality, as if there were completely no cameras at all?
It was revealed, after watching the program you will realise that I’m a little crazy.

Recommend a movie, a book, a song and a place to travel to.
Movie <Comedy King>, book <Summer Trees in Paradise>, my new song which has yet to be released, and a place to travel to would be New York. The place that captivates me the most is New York, the fashion scene is flourishing, my favourite hip hop music, it has the richest hip hop culture in the world, and every two streets or so there will be a basketball court, it’s not just for show, you can actually see people on every basketball court. New York is a city that I really want to live in, it suits what I dream of in a city, thus I’m recommending it to everyone.

What’s your 11.11 Singles’ Day message?
I’m not single, I have Meigeni.

As you are your fans’ Male God, who is your Male God?
Basketballer Kobe Bryant, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCarprio, and fashion and music icon Pharrell Williams.

Why is your new family member called Rourou?
Rourou is a nickname my mother gave me when I was young. My mother said that when I was born I was chubby at that time, and my hands were especially large and thick, like meat.

Finally, a sentence to describe yourself?
I’ve always wanted to become a calm and steady Wu Yi Fan.

translation: @wu_yi_fan

Richonne S7 Wishlist

No new Richonne scenes for months so I thought I’d bring this up again as a fun pastime.   Last yr I put out a Richonne S6 Wishlist & suggested others make their own as a positivity push. I enjoyed reading everyone’s different ideas & I’m happy to say tptb gave me A LOT of things I asked for.

Does the law of attraction work? IDK. But, it’d be fun to see what everyone has on their S7 wishlists. What 10 things would happen in S7 if you were the boss? Here’s my list:

1. A RICHONNE HUG.  Hopefully S7 it’ll finally happen (a couple times). They NEED a reunion hug after Negan & I’d like to see Rick & Michonne leaning on each other, literally, as they face an all out war. Richonne hugs 1&2)Charlie Adlard, Fan artist hugs: 3)themeedes 4)merlin-rain 5&6) michonneisbae 7)K-EAR-AH  8) madwomanlexie 9)Usskira

2.  “WOW! I can’t believe Rick/Michonne did that” Moments. No season should pass w/out at least 1 MAJOR & 1 minor INDIVIDUAL victories for each.


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Why Laurel Lance isn’t the selfish, self-absorbed bitch you so badly want her to be

I have to get a good laugh at people using Laurel’s “did you stop to think about me” line to Oliver in the hallway  as a sign that she’s self-absorbed and selfish

Like I think it’s lovely people think Laurel doesn’t deserve emotional support during a difficult time even when she makes a mistake like other characters get. 

I think it’s lovely Laurel can give emotional support to oliver, his sister, his mom, hell even to his current girlfriend but Laurel is self absorbed for wanting some in return from a guy who was supposed to be her friend and who has supposedly loved her in some form or fashion for half his life. 

wanna know why laurel said that? here’s why….

let’s go back to season 1 shall we

Oliver came back after he “died” on a boat that he was on fucking laurel’s sister. Laurel was rightfully not pleased with his return since the asshole cheated on her with her damn sister and what not. 

so Laurel is mad, she’s shows a little empathy for him after her initial harsh words but she’s pissed at him with good reason.

Then episode 5 rolls around and when she’s acting as Oliver’s lawyer during his polygraph she learns more about what actually happened to him while he was gone. She learned that he was tortured while he was on the island and that some really fucked up things happened to him and you know what she felt for him? empathy and concern that’s what she felt

In the scene before they kiss she tells him about how because of what happened with him and Sara her dad threw himself into work and alcoholism and her mom left them. She describes some of the pain she went through because of his and Sara’s actions and even Oliver has to ask her why doesn’t she hate him after what he’s done to hurt her and to hurt her family and he tells her that she should

and Laurel admits that she did hate him, She hated him for a really long time and every ounce of Laurel’s hate was justified because Oliver’s actions were fucked up, Oliver’s actions hurt her family, Oliver’s actions cost her her sister and her mom and even her dad in a way. But what does Laurel say right after she admits that she hated him? 

Does she tell him that she doesn’t give a damn about what he went through? does she give him a lecture and judge him for clearly lying on a polygraph test or for his past mistakes? does she give him any strife at all when she was well within her right to do so? 

No she doesn’t, she doesn’t do any of that, her exact words were: 

“after today I realized that I was so focused on what happened to my family that I didn’t even stop and wonder what could have happened to you” 

That is a direct parallel to what she said to him tonight. 

Despite her having EVERY reason to not give a damn about anything that happened to Oliver while he was gone, despite her having every reason to continue in her hate and only thinking about herself and her own family when she heard about what really happened to him she evaluated herself, she evaluated her thinking and what was right and came to the conclusion that she was basically being selfish to him by not wondering what happened to him all this time. She loved him and still cared about him enough to feel bad for not thinking about him and to offer him emotional support when he didn’t even deserve to get it from her, when he didn’t even deserve to have her friendship. 

But she did it, she did it because she’s not a selfish person, because she can show empathy and compassion and understanding and be there when the people she cares about needs it and despite it all Oliver was someone she cared about, he was someone she’s loved for a long ass time and someone who has been her friend even longer. He was someone that fucked up majorly and hurt a lot of people, including her and her family but she still thought about the toll that all that was taking on him, she still wanted to know how he was feeling, how HE was dealing, she wanted to offer him emotional support because that’s the kinda person she is, that’s the kinda heart Laurel has, that’s the kinda selflessness you show to people you love and value which Laurel has shown consistently to Oliver.

And it’s 3 seasons later and Oliver Queen STILL can’t do the same shit for her even when she deserves it more than he ever did. 

When Oliver was getting read left and right by his mom, diggle, tommy, and thea about how closed off he was Laurel was there to help him not be on the island anymore. When Thea needed someone to lean on during her drug use days Laurel was there to offer her emotional support. When thea needed someone after Oliver left town Laurel was there. When Laurel discovered that Oliver had been lying to her this whole time and was really the hood she didn’t sit back and judge him and lecture him about it she showed up when nobody else could get through to him to give him the support and the push that he needed to step up and save this city. When Felicity was distraught over Oliver being gone she was there to offer her emotional support even though she had every reason to be just as distraught as felicity was over it. When Oliver was clearly was upset over stuff with sara during season 2 and Laurel knew he was lying to her about being the vigilante she still went to his ass and hugged him and told him that he was important to him, which was a boost that he clearly needed and that meant a lot to him. 

Laurel has been there for Oliver in so many ways, even when he was dead wrong, even when he was lying to her, when he was mistreating her and the people around him. Laurel has cared about his family over and over again, she has thought about him and his family’s needs constantly , she has shown up for all of them and Oliver when she didn’t have to when it may have even been better for her sanity to distance herself from him and his entire family completely

and yet when Laurel was depressed and clearly struggling Oliver couldn’t even stop himself from fucking her sister AGAIN. When Laurel was spiraling and clearly having an emotional breakdown in 2x14 he could only think about himself and he could only offer her judgement and harsh words. When she was grieving sara’s death in season 3 and she decided to take up the charge of being a vigilante he couldn’t support her, he couldn’t help her, no he could only offer her discouragement and he could only put her down, he could only throw her addiction in her face and tell her that she’s not sara. When tommy died he couldn’t be there to help her work through it, he couldn’t stick at her side so they can grieve someone that they both knew and loved together  no he left her on her own to do that. 

Oliver has had his moments where he had been there for her but he has NEVER shown Laurel the same consideration and consistency that she’s shown him. He’s never cared about her and all the people around her like she’s done for him. He’s cared about her physical safety and the physical safety of her family consistently but he’s never given her the same emotional support and he’s never cared about the emotional well being of her family like she has done for him. He can barely do it when Laurel is making perfect decisions and he definitely can’t do it when she’s making mistakes and that’s fucked up for someone who claims they care about her, that’s not how you treat someone you love/loved. That’s not how you treat someone who has offered you more than you’ve ever deserved to have from her. 

and she’s had enough

She’s had enough of being everything for Oliver and his family when he needs her but him not being anything close to that for her. She’s had enough of supporting him during his good times and his bad times while he acts like it will kill him to be even a fraction of the person she needs him to be at anytime, while he’s incapable of giving her any of the same support that she gives him. 

Relationships aren’t supposed to be give give give from one person to another. It’s supposed to be an exchange between two people and you can’t honestly say that Laurel and Oliver’s relationship has been an exchange. It’s been Oliver hurting her and Laurel forgiving, it’s been Oliver being there for Laurel sometimes and Laurel being there of Oliver almost all the time. It’s been Laurel loving the queen family so much that she would stick her law license on the line to help Moira protect her kids from having to find out a big secret in public but Oliver constantly clashing with her father. It’s been Laurel caring about Oliver’s sister and his family’s stability that she would take in a struggling thea more than once and love her like a sister meanwhile Oliver has such a disregard for her family that he would sleep with her sister knowing it would destroy their family and her and then turn around and do the exact same shit AGAIN after learning how much it hurt her and her family the first time around. It’s been Laurel giving Oliver encouragement to be the vigilante that he wants to be but Oliver not being able to give her the same encouragement in return. it’s been Laurel trusting in Oliver even though he should have shattered her trust a long ass time ago but Oliver not even trusting Laurel enough to give her the truth about thea killing her sister. It’s been Laurel wondering about Oliver’s emotional well being and sacrificing her own feelings to give his consideration but Oliver being almost incapable of doing the same thing. 

Laurel has given EVERYTHING to oliver at this point and he has constantly trampled over everything she had given him. She gave him her heart and her soul and he tossed it in the China sea.  She has given him her trust and he has betrayed it over and over and over again. She had given him forgiveness and he has placed it on a hidden shelf like it is meaningless. She has given him love and support and he has spit in the face of it more than once. She has given him friendship and partnership and he has shown barely any respect or appreciation for it.

 She has nothing left to give oliver at this point he has literally taken everything from her and found some kinda way to spit it back at her like it means nothing, he has found some kinda way to trample over every piece of her

and now she’s exhausted. She’s fed up with giving up so much of herself to someone who can not give her anything close to it in return. He couldn’t give her the love she needed all those years ago, he can’t give her the support she needs consistently, he can’t give her empathy and understanding when she needs it, he can’t even give her respect when she deserves it and it’s fucked up, it’s fucked up because she know’s like we know that she doesn’t deserve that kinda treatment, that she deserves better than that 

and she finally got to tell him that this episode

That’s what her entire speech was about. That’s what that line was about

It  wasn’t about Laurel being self absorbed it was about Laurel being at the end of her rope with someone who’s supposed to be her friend. 

It wasn’t about Laurel feeling like she was more important than Thea or anything else going on, it was about Laurel feeling like she has all this shit going on and no one to lean on in the middle of it and the only person capable of being any kinda support not being able to see past himself to offer her that support

Like so many haters like to point out Laurel was told more than once about the pit and she did it anyway, she had to face judgement from thea, from Nyssa, from Malcom, and even her dad and she had to deal with the fact that now bad shit was happening to people because of her actions. She had to look at her dad try to kill her sister. She’s had to deal with her emotions about why she wants sara back and how having her back in this state feels all on her own. She knows it may have been a mistake, she knows that people are getting hurt because of her decisions, she knows that thea, someone she loves like a sister getting hurt might be partially her fault. She knows that sara might not ever be okay, she values life, she fights to protect people everyday and now people are getting hurt by her sister and it might be her fault and this all takes an emotional toll on her and unlike everyone else Laurel only has herself to lean on right now, she can’t lean on her dad or thea or anyone else just herself and it’s not easy and it’s important to have people around you who can be your rock, your support when you just need to make it through and if ANYBODY should know that it should be oliver. Any time Oliver has had his decisions comeback to haunt him or end up hurting people he cares about  he gets support that helps him through. Even when he’s making mistakes he gets support. He gets someone to lean on and there have been wayy too many times that that person has been Laurel but here Laurel is and Oliver can’t give her shit except a lecture about shit she already knows and about how HE feels about not knowing what was doing on. He can’t give her anything but anger and judgement. 

If the tables were reversed Laurel would have thought about what Oliver must be going through just like how she did in season 1, she would have offered him that support even if he didn’t deserve it, even though he had made a mistake but Oliver couldn’t do the same for her, he’s never been able to truly do the same for her. He couldn’t consider what Laurel was going through, how it was taking a toll on her to have this happen and to have it happen because of her decisions. He couldn’t offer her empathy and understanding when she needs it the most and it was just another way on the long list of ways that Oliver has failed Laurel and she’s finally had enough of it to tell him that she deserves better 

Oliver Queen had consistently failed Laurel Lance. CONSISTENTLY. Oliver will talk about how he’s failed the city, or how he’s failed thea but he has never really admitted that he’s consistently failed Laurel and this episode was Laurel getting the chance to FINALLY tell him that he has failed her and she deserved ever second of it too after everything that has happened between her and oliver. 

The only self absorbed person there was Oliver Queen. Even he admitted that she was right and finally realized that she does in fact deserve better than the constant failure he has given her. 

Now it’s the rest of you that need to get with the program and stop treating Laurel like shit because she dares to have feelings and needs like your male favs