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Truth: Arrow 5x20 Review (Underneath)

Arrow isn’t a perfect television show. To be fair, I don’t know one that is, but I never needed Arrow to be perfect.  All I need from Arrow is a good story.  My frustrations with Oliver and Felicity’s break up, and the Baby Mama storyline, aren’t a secret. I found their break up to be wildly problematic on multiple levels. However, the one caveat I always held to was if Arrow can piece together some interesting character growth for Oliver and Felicity it would go a long way of easing my ruffled feathers. We’ve been dealing with the ramifications of Oliver’s lie about William since 4x08. That’s 35 episodes. We’ve waited a long time for Oliver and Felicity’s individual arcs to come to fruition.

The wait was worth it. At least for me.

Our perceptions of “good story” vary as widely as our perceptions of “perfect” but “Underneath” is a good story for me.  It’s almost perfect. 35 episodes. This road was long. It was hard but, in the end, I feel like I understand. It connects all the dots that need to be connected (and some I didn’t expect) while delivering some real character development that feels earned.

In the midst of the crazy world of arrows, masks, Mirakuru soldiers, 15 different canaries and Barry Allen resides the relationships between Oliver and Felicity

and Original Team Arrow. 

These characters, and the love they have for one another, is the sanity in all the madness. It’s the real in the fiction. Oliver, Felicity and Diggle are the beating heart of Arrow for a reason. The love we have for these characters is the reason we watch and “Underneath” returns Arrow to center. It focuses on the love stories that made us fall in love with the show. In particularly, it brings Oliver and Felicity’s individual arcs to fruition and FINALLY merges their roads into one again.

Trust. Honesty. Forgiveness. Compassion. Humility. These aren’t always popular concepts in our society, but they are the building blocks to any relationship. You lose one, the whole house can come down on you. Love feels like it has its own inertia, like it chooses you and not the other way around. And maybe that’s true. Maybe we can’t choose who we love.  However, we can choose how we love.

If you are either Team Felicity or Team Oliver in the break-up- Baby-Mama-drama then there’s probably things about “Underneath” you didn’t like. As for me, I believe there are things both Oliver and Felicity need to learn from the breakup and “Underneath” addresses those things. But more than anything, I am ready for Arrow to rebuild what they broke. I am ready for Arrow to fix it. Are you?

Buckle up. This is, by far, my longest review. We’re going all the way back to the pilot and discuss about five different episodes. This took me about 22 hours to write. No need to comment on how long it is. I am well are.

Let’s dig in…

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if you’re evil and you’re on the rise
    you can count on the four of us taking you down!
‘cause we’re good and evil never beats us
    we’ll win the fight and then go out for pizzas!
we are the crystal gems
   we’ll always save the day
and if you think we can’t
    we’ll always find a way!
that’s why the people of this world believe in
    Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl… and Steven!

I feel like Zelo is the only well behaved maknae. Like you got Jungkook pushing his hyungs and Yugyeom speaking informally then the worse Zelo ever did was when his Robot self got a virus in Ta-Dah and he tried to overthrow Himchan as general.

If you’re evil and you’re on the rise
You can count on the fours of us, taking you down
‘Cause we’re good and evil will never beat us,
We’ll win the fight, and then go out for pizzas!

We, are the crystal gems
We always save the day
And if you think we can’t, we’ll always find a way
That’s why the people of this world, believe in:
Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl and Steven!

Last piece of my project about Steven Universe, all the the gems with their weapons. Thank you everyone that like it. That doesn’t mean I’m never going to make SU arts, just not usually <3

I’m going to start a new project, but if you want to give me an idea, I’m open for it. :D

So basically you can’t talk to @mittensmorgul about anything, or it just goes all

And in this case it’s trying to explain, like, the ENTIRE tangled web behind the whole “crypt scenes” thing and why we even call it that when it starts with a thread beginning in 1x22 with John throwing off Azazel to save Dean, and ends up with me yelling at my screen when a tan-coat-wearing brainwashed dude answering to a heaven-like organisation is waving a gun at some random hunter whose only crime is being adorable and loosely romantically connected to Sam, and declaring it Prime Destiel Subtext.

This is the wire tangle in my brain that explains it :P 

Details under the cut with the image above just so you can visualise all the bits of string, I guess, unless you can read my handwriting (on a browser, anyway, you can click the image to get it in a pop out, then right click, view in a new window, and view it in life size, and I used a LARGE sketchbook for it so life size is big ass spaghetti ramblings), in which case you get a prize. 

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Hey ladies,

I come to you with horrible news. My friend, who recently started sugaring, was beaten by her SD last night because she got a text from a guy friend of hers. He started beating her and when she got the chance she locked herself in the bathroom until he left.

She got a Uber to my house. When she got to my place she had a black eye, a busted lip, two bruised knees, and bruises all over her body.

She met him on SA, he was super salty but she was so in love with his lifestyle that when I told her to leave him and his fucking $80 a week allowance ass, she wouldn’t do it.

She will not talk about it anymore and she will not tell me anything else about him but this is what I remember. He lives outside of Washington DC, in an area called Gaithersburg, MD. He works for the county’s government doing sales for the county’s liquor stores. He told her that he was 25 but one time she saw his ID and he was actually 32. 

Ladies as soon as I find out more information I will let you know. She has totally shut down and will not even go home. She is asleep at the moment and I do not know how to take care of her. I tried so hard to teach her everything I know, yet she not take my advice. 

okay but i forgot to add a note to my HotS fic.

What did Diablo ever do to deserve Genji and D.Va ganging up on him/her (depending on the skin you use??). Leave Diablo alone its fucking hard being a Prime Evil okay like jesus cyborg ninja and gremlin meme what is this who taught you why are you like this let Diablo be evil in peace

jasondmorrison  asked:

Wil, Pandemic keeps kicking our ass. Most of the time we lose from being unable to draw from the city deck. Any tips for beating this evil, yet addictively fun game?

You sort of have to think a few moves ahead. Plan to go for one particular objective and work toward it, but try to leave yourself an opening to deal with the inevitable outbreak threat that will materialize without warning.

But you’re going to lose more than you win, because that’s why Pandemic is so much fun.