re watched this scene over and over again

[SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!] THEORIES FROM JANUARY 2017 STEVEN BOMB

1. FUTURE PREDICTIONS: Re-watching “What’s the Use of Feeling” over and over again and thinking about the significance that Rebecca Sugar and the writers have placed on a lot of the scenes. I think perhaps the most important part of the song is the line, “Let’s make a plan of attack”. Yellow Diamond points her hand forward and the bubbled Rose Quartzes move with her motion. Perhaps in the future, once Homeworld figures out that the cluster is not going to emerge, they are going to use the Rose Quartzes to fight the second/final war for Earth to colonize or destroy it. 

We already know that Homeworld’s resources of gem soldiers are limited, so the Quartzes are a dangerous but effective gambit. Yellow Diamond could offer them pardons (basically not being shattered because she would never trust them enough to let them into the fold again because of their capabilities to shatter diamonds), in exchange for the end of the Crystal Gems and Earth. 

2. ON THE REBELLION AND ERA ONE GEM SOCIETY: Given what was revealed in the January 2017 Steven Bomb, the rebellion makes complete sense. Pink Diamond clearly “loved” humans to the point of trapping them in a zoo to cultivate them like they cultivate gems in gem society. We already know that subordinate gems take on qualities similar to their diamonds (thinking of Peridot’s former, unwavering love for her rational diamond and rationality in general), so it would make sense that Rose Quartz would come to love humans too. But as we see in “The Zoo”, certain gems (in this case Amethysts) were responsible for looking after humans, assuring their safety, and responding to them when they are in pain. 

I think that this job formerly belonged to the Rose Quartzes during Era One. Rose Quartzes are defensive gems with shields and healing powers (I’m basing this off of our knowledge of Rubies), so it would make sense if Pink Diamond created them to subdue her human pets without damaging them. They probably had other protecting type jobs but I think our Rose was responsible for protecting (or possibly even running) the Zoo. She was exposed to humans on a daily basis having to look after them and came to develop a different kind of love for humans than her diamond– a love based on respect. (This would also explain Rose’s deep guilt towards humanity– especially since Garnet and Pearl specifically state that the humans in the Zoo were unable to be rescued). Pink Diamond’s love for humans involved holding them captive and “protecting them”, but Rose Quartz’s love involved protecting their rights as autonomous beings and began to want to set them free. This difference of opinion likely changed how she viewed gem society as well, realizing that she and the other gems were just as trapped by the Diamond Authority as the humans in the Zoo. From everything we know about Rose, she probably tried to sway her diamond to agree with her point of view, but that obviously didn’t work– Rose’s only option was to shatter Pink Diamond. And thus began the rebellion. 

SUPER excited for the rest of the series. I loved the development of the Homeworld Gems in this Steven Bomb. I’m really looking forward to seeing an army of Rose Quartzes and more on Pearl’s past (like who did she serve?!) 

When the show you love is coming to an end and you start thinking about not seeing your OTP again. So you go into their tag and start re-blogging everything while listening to their songs and going down the nostalgic memory lane. Then you watch their scenes over and over again while ugly sobbing. LIKE HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT THEIR LOVE? HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE THEIRS?

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PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS, STARRING SASHA AND JANEL.

I can’t believe it. I am so shocked.

Last night was really shit for me. For a variety of reasons, I was feeling so down last night. So guess what I did? I reverted to old habits and I dived back into the world of PLL. I continued working on my ideal PLL write up, I had the bloopers on repeat because I frickn love seeing the cast together, and I even began re-watching my favourite scenes on YouTube from across the series - something I said I wouldn’t do, because I knew this would happen: all the PLL emotions came flooding back and I woke up today actually missing the show. A lot. My brain was wired as if it were in June 2017, all over again.

This is the crazy part: I logged on to Tumblr just now to tell you all that ALL OF A SUDDEN… September 26!? … I am missing PLL dearly. And what do I see all over my dashboard? A PLL spinoff has just been announced, with Sasha and Janel reprising their roles as Ali and Mona. Arguably, the two most talented actresses. And we know what this means… Troian, Lucy, Ashley and Shay will SURELY guest star at least once per season. This is honestly great.

Although they turned Ali into an 80s housewife the minute they brought her back from the dead, I’m so damn excited to continue to explore her world. And Mona… don’t get me started. One of my favourite fictional characters ever.

My only uncertainty is whether or not Sasha and Janel are starring in it. I’ve read reports saying they are starring, not just featuring, but I can’t ignore the devils advocate at the front of mind telling me that they’ll star in the pilot, introduce us to the new characters, draw in the PLL viewership for Freeform, and then be gone by episode 2. That’ll piss me off. I’ve always said, especially by that ending with Addison in the barn in the series finale - I’ll never watch a Marlene PLL spinoff with Addison or anyone alike. But this is different, because Sasha and Janel are “starring”, how can I not watch that!? But I’m not convinced they will be the stars of every episode of the entire series. I can’t help but think Freeform is using them just to promote the show. Nonetheless, I’m excited!

Not only is this announcement so damn exciting but it has come at the perfect time for me, too.

Oh you can bet I’ll be here blogging about it! The Tumblr experience can continue!! (I think that’s more exciting than the actual announcement of a new show??? We have something to chat about daily again!) woo hooooo

not that I’m re-watching this scene over and over all day or anything but

okay so he does that, fair enough, and then we get a shot of Sam helpfully destroying all our hopes and dreams and then suddenly

Cas has the panties but then

[brief camera change again]

Clearly a different take where they’re back on the sofa where they remain for the rest of the scene

do you realise how close we came to a godless universe where Dean just put them back down instead of throwing them at Cas? 

I’m doing some serious counting of blessings here that this continuity-fucking take is what they went with anyway.

anonymous asked:

I just want to know why some shippers are re-blogging that shit on their blogs? Who the fuck wants to watch that scene over and over in slow motion? Seriously people...WTF? I've logged on to some bloggers and I'm just - bye bitch!

Forget the people reblogging it, why are people making gifs of it???? I’d rather gouge my eyes out than watch it again 

soccergalposts  asked:

Is it wrong that I'm so excited for tonight's episode (5x20) that I don't want le' boyfriend to come over so that I watch it, then re-watch my favorite scenes over and over again until I fall into olicity blissful sleep?

No, not at all! Tonight is not a night for boyfriends and husbands. It’s a nice for OLICITY. We’ve waited over 400 days for this and, dammit, we’re going to enjoy it! 😂

(and if anyone out there is on Twitter and has some spare time, come join the “OLICITY IS RISING” trend going on right now!!)

How Misha Collins and Supernatural inspired my son to speak

My son Garratt is nine years old. He has Mosaic Down Syndrome and non verbal Autism. He has the cognitive level of a toddler and was rendered speechless at three and a half.

He loves to watch Supernatural with me. He knows how to use the remote control and will re watch episodes and scenes over and over again.

Two days ago, while Misha/Cas was on the screen, he let out this adorable little squeal, ran to the TV and kissed it. And then…as clear as day, said “Ass!”

Yes. Laugh if you must. And then realize the miracle…a child they told me would never speak again…that just took place. No, he wasn’t saying ass. He was saying Cas.

I cried.

This is a tremendous milestone for him. And it gives me hope. And gives hope to other parents like me that have been told that their child would never talk or never talk again. Who have been told things like “don’t expect much from him”. Do you know what that feels like? How crippling words like that are? I don’t expect you do.

My son spoke because of his love for a television show. And because of his love for a certain character.

If someone…anyone…is reading this that can possibly get my son’s story and remarkable achievement to those tied to Supernatural or to Misha himself, I would be eternally grateful.

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“But he’d concentrated on memorisation when he studied” I wonder why…

Heedo Facts

  • Heedo was born in Seoul, Korea. 
  • Heedo can speak Chinese because he has studied in Lanzhou, China for 1 year (2011-2012).
  • Heedo wants to go to Japan someday. Because he loves anime
  • Heedo re-shot his scenes over and over again to try different facial expressions.
  • Heedo’s hobbies are listening to music and watching movies, his specialty is Chinese!
  • Heedo rapped! “When I cap rap, I can move girls heart” he says.
  • Heedo said he has a nice voice tone, and he uses that for his rap.
  • “Heedo doesnt do the chores, like laundry.” -JHoon.
  • Heedo sleeps the most!
  • First Impression of the members? JHoon to Heedo “When I first saw Heedoo his voice was deep & seemed like he was avoiding others. Heedo was the quiet type." 

do y’all watch aliens over and over again because a) you’re obsessed and b) you want to intricately get ripley’s voice correct.  anyway,  the scene where burke visits ripley in her apartment and he’s a) exhibiting the starting of underlining manipulative behavior,  i.e. shoving rank down her throat b) acting like they’re best friends.  he really gets on her nerves by basically telling her she had a great job and now she’s nothing.  she gets visibly and knowing ripley,  she was probably super close to throwing hands.  like her attitude from the first movie into the second movie is inclusively different.  her confidence is ripped to shreds, her sanity is dangling by a string but she’s still ripley,  she’s just darker.  like that heroine that wanted to save the day and do so much Good is now just tainted by revenge.  she just wants to make sure They’re gone.   but there’s one line that always gets me because it’s so shaky,  it’s fighting off anger in the loneliest way: “now please leave. i am… and i would not be any good to you if i did.”

i’m about to break down that one line like yo. 

first of all,  she’s still dominant,  it’s just layered with trauma.  you don’t even need burke’s lines to understand that he was being manipulative.  you can just tell he was via her own line.  she had to get them out of there.  she had to get burke out of there before she broke down.  “now please leave,”   is raw in such a way that suggests that she can be manipulated because her mindset isn’t as clear as it once was.  “i am,”   she was going to say something else and i can bet your ass it was FAR MORE self deprecating than what she quickly changed it to:   “and i would not be any good to you if i did.”   why wouldn’t she she has no reason to believe she couldn’t be helpful –   this is a woman that stopped a terrorist attack,  has proved to be an inept officer but then again…

she had to watch her whole entire crew die.  she couldn’t save them.

but she still stopped the alien.  she killed the alien.  so why wouldn’t she be of any use?  she knows it’s weaknesses,  knows how it moves,  works. 

do keep in mind by this point in time she’s having paralyzing nightmares and is probably taking more of those sleeping pills than she ought to.  to me because of this one line,  her voice is off and in this one line,  it symbolizes the trauma she’s been through, the trauma she doesn’t deserve to go through again.

but she also has nothing else to lose except a cat.  so,  she went again.

Yeah, this needs to be blogged

I’ve slowly been getting my dad addicted to BBC Sherlock. He’s a huge film buff and a Grenada Holmes fanboy so it hasn’t been a tough sell, but he’s also a busy guy so it’s taken him a few months to get through series 2. It is fucking hilarious watching an outsider fall down the rabbit hole, so I’ve decided to start documenting for posterity because holy shit it’s amazing.

Last week we watched Reichenbach together. (Well, watched it at the same time and texted about it as it was going.) It was his first watch. Here are a few gems from that conversation:

  • Awesome (during the crown jewel heist)
  • Moriarty is totally the best! (During the tea party)
  • IOU! (When it showed up spray painted on the windows)
  • Holy shit, what the hell? (At Kitty Reilly’s flat) 
  • Moriarty is such a little shit (Still at Kitty Reilly’s flat)
  • What the fuck is happening? (On the rooftop)
  • Woah! Just finished! You weren’t kidding about being on a runaway train. So much was going on I’m sure I missed more. I gotta watch this one again, and probably again and again.
  • I love the IOUs. What do they mean? (me: did you catch all three of them?) Wait shit there were THREE?
  • (And then he immediately starts the second watch at midnight): Now I gotta figure out what the lab assistants role in all this was. And how he pulled this off.
  • At this point I go to bed
  • 1:15 AM: Great duplication of the original reichenbach falling scene.
  • 1:30 AM: Ok Ok Ok….. I’ll need to watch it a third time.
  • 1:45 AM: The dummy hanging from a noose! It was clearly in the background in 2 shots before they even mentioned it. How did I not see that? 
  • 3:00 AM: Did you catch the Kubrick reference?

(So, fannish obsessiveness is apparently genetic here?)

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Yesterday we were chatting on the phone and he told me he has been re-watching Reichenbach over and over again looking for clues and developing theories. (Yeah, ok, so fannish obsessiveness is definitely genetic here.) Guys, I lol'ed SO hard:

  • He’s so proud of his theory that sherlock landed in the laundry truck, he thinks he’s got this shit hacked
  • Also Molly acquired a body so there’d be a body for the funeral
  • But here’s cherry on the fucking sundae: “Last time I re-watched just to see Moriarty, he’s such a good actor, it’s such a shame that he’s dead now though.”

Jesus fucking christ, it took all I had in me to calmly reply with, “yeah, I know! Season 3 manages to still be really good though.”

He’s not convinced season 3 can possibly be as good because Moriarty isn’t in it.

Tumblr, I promise you this: whenever we co-watch The Empty Hearse, and the rest of series 3, I am live blogging the shit out of it. I anticipate greatness.


Right, this could get long. But I need to get it all out because it’s doing my head in.

Last night was awful to watch. I’m so happy I was watching it at home alone, because I’m not sure I’d have been able to mask my horror/upset at what I was seeing on my TV.

On the surface, it was like someone was literally shitting all over Robron, shitting all over the past years worth of Robert’s character development and erasing all the amazing work the writers have done at not only redeeming his character, but proving his unweilding, death-defying love for Aaron. We had an entire 30-minute episode dedicated to Robert’s love for Aaron, to Robron’s bond, to Robert’s truth. And last night felt like all of that had been shat all over.

HOWEVER.

I have a logical mind, I always think about things logically and that’s why I’m always so wound up by people who do things that just *don’t make sense*. And last night made no sense.

The only thing that *does* make sense, however, is that this is a part of Robert’s plan. That he is leading Rebecca on because he doesn’t trust that she’d actually sell Lachlan out when push comes to shove, and so he’s trying to keep her on side and give her hope, in order to manipulate her into giving him what he wants; Andy’s freedom.

“Now’s not the time.”

Why isn’t it? If he wanted to shag her, if he wanted them to start up an affair, why isn’t now the time? He had no problem banging her when he was engaged to Chrissie, her own sister, so why is now not the time?

Because it’ll never be the time. He wants to keep her hanging. He wants to give her faith that she will get what she wants in the end (him), and in return giving him what he wants (evidence against Lachlan, talking Lachlan in to confessing (which she does!!)).

Saying it was all about Home Farm was a part of the plan, because he knows Bex doesn’t really care about Andy. Bex cares about Home Farm and she cares about Robert.

These things all make sense. Aaron potentially being in on the plan too, whether pleased about it or not, would make even better sense, and would be a brilliant twist that I could totally get on bored with.

This is the logical path, or as I’ll call it, the Logical Explanation. This is the path that could lead to a Robron wedding that isn’t tainted and ruined. This is the path that won’t make people jump ship.

HOWEVER.

This is a soap, and the reason I’m feeling conflicted is because soaps don’t always go down the logical route. Things happen for shock value, for drama, and then they’re forgotten about. And I accept that, to a point. But this isn’t one of those things that can be forgotten about, if it turns out to not be the Logical Explanation. If it turns out to be something to throw doubt in the viewers mind about Robert’s feelings for Aaron, then that is a major let-down and incredibly sloppy and poor writing on Emmerdale’s part; something which totally contradicts that amazing work they’ve done this year, and something that was totally unecessary.

Now, we know that Robron don’t break up, and we know there’s a wedding. So in theory, that backs up the Logical Explanation that it meant nothing and that Aaron may even have known about it (I don’t think he did, but it would be amazing if that was the case).

What is freaking me out at the moment is that when Aaron finds out about the kiss (again, assuming he doesn’t already know either because A) Robert told him before he did it (unlikely), or B) because Robert told him straight afterwards (and us viewers are kept in the dark to add to the “twist”)) is Robert going to be totally honest about it? Because the idea of him lying scares me, of ED making him pretend Bex is lying, or that it wasn’t as bad as it was.

Because I would literally rather Robron break up than start their engaged journey based on lies. I don’t care if Aaron kicks off at the truth (again, assuming he doesn’t already know), as long as *it is the truth*.

I’m nervous and uneasy, conflicted between the (realistic) Logical Explanation, and the fact that it’s a soap that doesn’t always take the logical path and doesn’t always make sense.

Right now, we need to have faith, and I know a lot of us are trying to do so. Which leads me to the next thing…

There are viewers like us, who re-watch scenes over and over and remember every little line and detail. And then there are the casual viewers, like my parents for example, who miss episodes now and then, who watch them once, who sort-of care about what happens to certain characters but not on the level that we do.

So, basically there are the viewers that remember everything, and the viewers that forget everything. And this is where I get conflicted again.

Last night, did Emmerdale want us to remember everything that has happened with Robert/Robron, or did they want us to forget? Did they trust that us, the main fandom who analyses everything, would remember all the times Robert has pleaded his love for Aaron, has said he wouldn’t cheat, has said this is all about Andy? Did they trust that we’d keep that all in mind while Robert returned Bex’s kiss??

Some things:

  • When Bex offered herself and Home Farm on a plate, Robert told her; “You don’t do it for me anymore.” and proposed to Aaron the next day
  • When Bex said she’d give him 10% on anything she could get her hands on, Robert told her; “I want Andy’s freedom.”
  • “When something matters to me, I lie, I cheat, I do whatever it takes.” - Robert did this for Aaron, and he’s doing it for Andy too - two of only about four people that actually matter to him
  • “No one comes close.” - something Maxine quoted when trying to reassure panicked fans last night
  • Robert being prepared to die with Aaron, or at least die trying to save him
  • Robert diving back to the bottom of a murky lake where he could’ve died just an hour before, just to rescue an engagement ring

Now, did ED want us to remember all of that, or forget it?? It seemed on the surface they wanted us to forget it, by seemingly re-writing Robert’s entire character just to suit the plot.

OR, did they want us to remember all of this, like a little nod and a wink, like “you’re smarter than this. you know this isn’t how it seems. you know what’s happened, and you can trust us. we got this, even though it looks like we haven’t. you know Robert better than this, and we know you do. wait and see what happens. watch this space.”

Could that be what Danny’s tweet was referring to? Him referencing “twist and turns”, and telling people to chill….and you know what, I’ve never been more happy to see a winking emoji!!! Sometimes that little emoji can speak volumes, and that actually calmed me down more than anything. It was like “I obviously know what you don’t know, and I know you’re going to be cool about it. It’s all going to be groovy ;) ”

OR, you know, he could’ve just wanted to calm people down, to keep them watching…. but, I don’t actually think he’d do that if it really was going to turn into a total mess??

And then let’s look at the spoilers. 9 times out of 10, spoilers make out things are way worse than what they actually turn out to be; only this time was totally different. Why? Why was that? They didn’t even tease us like “will Robert give into temptation?” (like they did before); they flat out made out he rejected her. Which, yeah, he did in the end, but after he’d kissed her back for a significant period of time.

SO. Are the mags/spoilers/insiders/whoever trying to add to this twist, by helping last night be more shocking than we ever expected? By, quite frankly, tricking us into thinking it was going to be fine, just so the blow was more extreme/painful, which would ultimately make the “twist” more satisfying/more of a relief??

Is this all the create an even bigger shock when it turns out this is all some evil genius plan by Robert, and potentially an even bigger shock that Aaron was in on it too??

I mean, their scene happened very early in the episode, and we didn’t see Aaron again, and didn’t see Robert until later. Maybe they discussed it all then? Maybe Robert really does know he can’t trust Rebecca so wanted to screw her over too??

I’m not so sure about Aaron knowing about it right now, although I stand by that being an amazing twist.

Yeah, the spoiler says Rebecca blackmails Robert, but that could all be a part of the plan too. And it also says she tells Aaron, but it’s not to say he doesn’t already know. I mean what a better fuck you than being like “yeah, I already know, and it’s hilarious you think you actually had a chance with him. he was playing you, SOZ.”

The spoiler says they argue, but that could be about anything. As could “Robert has some explaining to do.” And would they really suddenly make up and Robert start thinking about buying them a house the very next day???

Like I said earlier, if they have Robert lying and twisting the truth into getting Aaron to believe him then you know what, I’d be fucking done. BUT that literally goes against everything that they’ve been building this past year, so would they really shoot themselves in the foot like that???

In a nutshell, there are three main options;

1a) This is a part of Robert’s genius plan to keep Bex on side/get her to do whatever he wants (and it works; she gets Lachlan to confess!) and Aaron completely understands this; “you’d do the same for Liv.”

1b) This is a part of Robert’s genius plan, and Aaron was in on it before it even happened (unlikely, but…WISHFUL THINKING).

1c) This is a part of Robert’s genius plan, and he fills Aaron in on it right away (without us viewers knowing until the hour long ep in two weeks….PLEASE)

2) Emmerdale are lazy and sloppy and want us to forget everything wonderful they’ve done for Robert and doubt his feelings for Aaron all over again, therefore shooting themselves in the foot, alienating fans, letting themselves and their fans down and kissing goodbye to any awards they might win next year

3) Emmerdale were lazy and sloppy for a single episode purely to create drama, but Maxine will somehow fix this and that hideous scene is to be banished to The Vault of hideousness along with the Shitman episode and the Teeth Picking scene, to be forgotten forever for being a lump of human shit and never to be mentioned again.

What will actually happen remains to be seen, but I have a feeling it’s going to be a long and nervous wait over the next two weeks, UNLESS some light is shed tonight when Robert talks to Diane (PLEASE GOD).

Basically, I don’t blame people for being upset/scared because I am too. But it might be a little too soon to lose faith completely. I think whatever happens, and even if it turns out to be a part of The Plan/Logical Explanation, it still could’ve been done better and a few more hints could’ve been dropped that it *is* a part of the plan, but I’d accept it. Anything else then…..well, I’ll be crushed. We all will be.

But for now let’s try and wait and see. It might be a little too soon to give up completely/jump ship. But if it turns out to be as bad as it could potentially be, then I could be jumping ship with you.

In the meantime, I think we need to remember everything ED has done for Robert/Robron this year, and hang onto that. And as Danny said, there are twists and turns ahead. And as Maxine said;

“no one else comes close.”

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10x03 "Soul Survivor"

“Welcome back, Dean!”

Or… not? I finally managed to re-watch the episode and this scene sort of struck me all over again, because even on first watch I couldn’t shake the feeling that when Sam and Cas were relieved to see that blackness dissolving in Dean’s eyes, I felt like this is not a 100 percent Dean here.

And maybe it’s just me seeing things or Jensen did it on purpose - either way the emotions that play over Dean’s face here within seconds and how Jensen delivers them is truly amazing. I mean, it goes from surprise and confusion to sadness and realization to shame and guilt and then - at least I feel - back to something more sinister and layered and twisted. While in gif 3 and 4 we seem to be dealing with a purely human Dean judged from his entire expression, gif 6 and 7 - at least to me tell or open up the possibility for a different story. The way he looks up, the jaw clench (which Dean does a lot and which could be indicative of Human!Dean), the expression in his eyes…

Somehow to me it feels like we are just moments away of his lips twisting into a smile before saying: “Awwww, you really thought it worked, didn’t you! Sorry, pals - old Dean is gone.”

I know it’s unlikely, but to me the way Jensen played this there is room for the possibility of Dean pretending - aside from the spraying with holy water, which had no effect on him any longer and of course pushes the notion of everything being back to normal - and messing with them. It’s probably not the case, but still…

Maybe it’s just me though, but the whole curing process was just way too fast and way too easy to actually be working in the long run. So maybe this small moment could allude to the dark side that still lives within Dean and that will come bubbling back to the surface (around midseason?) and will be far more deadly and far harder to get back under control than this time around…

Nine Seconds

That is all it took for the fandom to explode in delirious bliss. That is all it took for the fandom to burst into excited chatter, breaking down each one of those precious seconds in minute detail, re-watching those beautiful seconds over and over again.  That is all it took for many of us to stay up to the wee hours of the morning, lovingly observing where their hands were, their discarded clothes, and the scant dialogue from Oliver.  We were in heaven over this promo because despite our deep belief and faith in Olicity and the extraordinary scenes gifted to us all season, we needed this affirmation. Desperately.

I took a significant amount of teasing in DM on Twitter and in my Ask box on Tumblr about this promo. The ribbing consisted of good-natured jabs like “Sorry, Cat, looks like your wish for sex to wait until Season 4 won’t be granted,” or “You lose! The “fuckening” is happening.”  I didn’t mind, because they weren’t entirely wrong. Nor were they entirely correct.  

I had, and still have, no problem waiting until Season 4 for Oliver and Felicity to finally make love. I’m patient that way and I want it to be perfect. I want more of that build up of nervous apprehension about sleeping with the person you love above all others, the teases, the tension that just spirals tighter and tighter, until BOOM! I mean, I waited nearly seven years for Mulder and Scully….I’m a pro at handling angst and waiting!

BUT, I also said that no one would see me complaining if they did have sex before the season ended PROVIDED IT WAS DONE RIGHT. I didn’t want this moment to be rushed; hurried along in order to move the story along. This is Olicity, this is my OTP, and the first time they make love should be perfect in its entirety. It cannot be a mistake and there cannot be regrets. 

After seeing the promo and those glorious nine seconds, I am so hopeful that this moment is going to be incredible.  I think back to the promo of their first kiss, how incredible it appeared it was going to be in that tease, and what we actually saw was so much more than what we expected. It was the perfection of true love’s first kiss.  It never fails to have me sighing over it’s beauty. 

The writers and executive producers have lovingly handled Oliver and Felicity’s relationship for the last three years. I have no reason to doubt that this moment will be any different because despite their missteps and flat-out mistakes, they have never, not once, “mucked up” Olicity. 

I don’t think there is one person who can say that they haven’t fantasized about Oliver removing Felicity’s glasses before kissing her:

Or about Felicity exploring Oliver’s scars and tattoos:

And despite the incredibly sexual tension in those nine seconds:

My favorite moment out of that brief tease is by far this:

I am hoping (praying to all that is holy) that this scene is part of the episode because I want, no need, to know what Oliver or Felicity say to each other that has Oliver so solemn and deliberate and that has Felicity looking at Oliver with that expression.  I’ve seen a few people comment that she appears anxious or nervous, even shy. I don’t see that at all.  There is so much love in her expression, in her eyes. She is free from doubt, and her expression is soft in her love for Oliver.  Has she said I love you, and is her expression in response to Oliver’s acceptance of her love? Or is it because she realizes that Oliver finally understands that his struggle need not be done alone but with the support of those he loves, and that this partnership only makes their connection stronger? 

Felicity’s complete and utter faith and belief in Oliver saturates this moment as he removes her glasses, yet, for me, I also see just a hint of sadness in her expression.  What causes that hint of sadness? Is it that it took so long for both of them to stop fighting the love they have for each other? Is it recognition that this moment, this beautiful expression of love, may only be for one night?  I don’t know the answers to any of these questions, nor do I want to speculate.  Maybe it’s not even sadness and I only see it that way because we know that they are separated for whatever reason after this episode.

All I know, right now, is if these nine seconds are in any way indicative of what we will actually see (despite MG’s cryptic remark that what we see in the promo may not actually be what is aired), then this moment, when Oliver and Felicity finally come together, is going to be amazing. Soulful. Beautiful. And then, because it is Arrow, angst will ensue! It’s what I watch for.

(All gifs were found via Google search.)

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I received my copy of “THE HEIRS” DVD Box Set today in the mail, it couldn’t come at a better time, although I have no time due to some family problems at the moment, it’s nice to receive this and lifted up my spirit just a bit. I got really excited and even scrambled to find my camera to take pictures of it. It’s marvelous guys, this is the first drama box set I spent money on, and it’s worth it.

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