about Oliver really hanging up the hood. I thought this might be what happens (and I’m kicking myself for not writing the spec), but it would be completely unlike the end of season 3 when he just leaves with Felicity.
In this case, Oliver is choosing to abandon the “hood,” and his new title as the Green Arrow. He didn’t have that choice in season 3. It had been taken from him when Roy took the fall for the “Arrow.”
I’m particularly excited about this because this time we’ll see Oliver trying to live in the real world, not the summer of bliss in Ivy Town where there is no need for vigilantes and heroes.
Now we’ll get the opportunity to see Oliver and the whole team disband, leaving the city without its heroes. It will force Oliver to sit on the sidelines and feel that constant pull to do something…
And in the end, I can’t wait to see the affirmation that he, and team arrow, are in fact very vital to the city and its well being.
And I want Oliver to renew his purpose, to wash the taint of his past sins as “Kapushion,” and own the fact that he is 100% fighting for his city as a man with high morals and conviction to do what is right, not just a means to channel his inner darkness and demons…
But a means to channel his inner light and goodness that’s been there all along.
Of all the fell revenants of the Undead Legion of Sarr-Kanash, few are as ill-understood as the Morrigæn, a being whose presence in a skeletal horde is as sure a sign of ill omen as any. A necromancer of considerable talent, it is rumoured that the Morrigæn was once a mere mortal warrior from forgotten times, betrayed by her kin and abandoned to die in the depths of the Undead Legion’s stygian crypts. Yet death did not claim her in the way they had intended, and with the blessings of un-life the Morrigæn walked anew, still clad in the battered remains of their armour and wreathed in eldritch energies from beyond the ken of mortal men…
Behold, an entry into a local GW painting competition, and the newest addition to my nascent Undead army (and the only painted one to boot). It was a ‘blind bag’ style competition and I drew a Sorcerer Lord, which promptly received a conversion. The green drybrushing doesn’t show up very well on photographs, unfortunately.
Anyone who follows this blog knows damn well that Saito was exactly who I wanted to write about when this meme became a thing. But I tried to hold off, not be predictable. And finally failed. Let’s do it. lol
there he is, the love of my life, Saito Hajime. a masterpiece human. 20000000/10. sass and indifference cloaking someone who loves his country and cares about his comrades more than he’s willing to let on.
general opinion: fall in a hole and die | don’t like them | eh | they’re fine I guess | like them! | love them | actual love of my life
Because he’s extremely intelligent and serious and tough–not just physically but mentally. I love his voice actors. I love his outfits. I love his hair. I love his eyes. I love him SOOOO MUCH.
hotness level: get away from me | meh | neutral | theoretically hot but not my type | pretty hot | gorgeous! | 10/10 would bang
like eXCUSE YOU??? This isn’t Japan’s next top model????
dnd affiliation: chaotic good
Saito’s versatility is simply amazing. Here’s a guy who was pro-Tokugawa to the core, a Shinsengumi captain. But the war was lost. Instead of going rogue like Jinei or becoming a criminal like Shishio, he learned how to adapt to live his life as a Shinsengumi in the Meiji. Like…this guy literally lost EVERYTHING. And put himself back together to not just exist in the new age, but actually do good for it. He’s protecting what he fought against, because he recognizes it’s for the good of his country. SAITO!!!
best quality: His analytical skill and that aloof, almost abrasive personality…despite the fact he actually does care. One example of that:
sAITO, my GOD
worst quality: That abrasive personality goes both ways, because it makes people not like him. He seems too wrapped up in his own sense of justice that it could almost appear like he’s acting on his selfish motivations at times. For example, the way he showed up to get Kenshin involved in the Shishio conflict looked really bad on the surface, but I don’t see any other way that could’ve went down. If it was really about him holding onto a decade old grudge, it wouldn’t have taken him ten years to approach Kenshin.
I have to assume it must’ve been upsetting to see Kenshin just drifting around in peace after the war–especially since he was the one who killed a good amount of Shinsengumi. I’m not judging him for this; it was war and they were his enemy. But looking at it from Saito’s POV, it could kinda be a slap to the face to see him living happily like that. I maintain that Saito would’ve just let that go, but unfortunately, Okubo needed them to work together. Idk, I wouldn’t exactly be approaching an old enemy who killed my brothers-in-arms with a friendly embrace, either.
Saito lost himself just as much as Kenshin did during that fight. But once he’s back to himself, he puts it all aside to place the needs of his country before his own feelings.
In any case, he seems to not care what others think of him, and a serious, sometimes condescending demeanor seems to get him what he wants quickly.
ship them with: Sano. Sano. Sano. Sano. mY GOD. They are SO GOOD for each other, I want to scream about them all the TIME.
Saito followed Sano around and tried to stop him from going to Kyoto, because as he was, Sano was literally going to get himself killed. The moment Sano proves he has potential and the drive to improve his skills, Saito backs off. When they meet in Kyoto, he gives Sano the opportunity to prove himself against Cho. And even after he does, Saito is out to protect him–during the fight with Anji, giving Aoshi a map of the fortress, breaking down the door so they could all escape at the end…
Like, I know Sensei was stressed because he was trying to make Saito emulate the real person. And let’s be real…it’s a known fact that historically, the Shinsengumi (and samurai/societies of men in general) were hella gay. So whether this was all intentional or a big accident in subtext, I’m SO grateful for it. They just work so well together and I didn’t even ship them at first. It wasn’t until the whole thing with Anji and afterward when I was like, “wHAT”, then properly consumed the kyoto arc again and found all these things that added up too perfectly.
Anyway, I can talk about them for hours so let me just stop here…
brotp them with: Cho. Because the two of them interacting is the most hilarious thing ever and it can only get better when Sano comes into the picture.
needs to stay away from: Kenshin in casual settings. They’re never gonna be friends and there’s no point in them interacting outside of business. I don’t think either of them wishes harm on the other after they work together in Kyoto, but there’s just too much bad blood from the past.
misc. thoughts: My favorite headcanon is that Tokio is a lesbian and they married because society demanded it. There was some political motivation to that marriage irl, and I like to think that carried over into this universe. Anyway, I love reading stories about Tokio that don’t demonize her just so Saito can end up with a man, because I’m not about that life at all.
Idk I just can’t accept one line meant for humor as evidence that Saito is straight, when there’s tons of facts that say otherwise. lmao But hey, ship and let ship! That’s just how I see him. :D
Back during the election, people got angry when I said I was voting for the Green Party. They informed me that I was racist and sexist because I was voting for the wrong white woman, but the most frequent criticism was: “the Green Party can’t win.”
As it turned out, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats could not win either.
Now, the Democrats keep going on about midterms and opposing Trump and how they can’t win without my vote and, more importantly, my money.
But if they can’t win then by the logic of 2016 I shouldn’t vote for them.
The truth is that the Democratic Party is an impediment to progress. They intentionally abuse the “two party system” to stifle social justice politics.
As long as the Democratic Party exists, we cannot create a true opposition party. And if you believe the Democrats oppose the GOP, you are misinformed. Right now we have an extremist party (Republicans) and a party of the status quo that will collaborate with extremists as long as it keeps them in power (Democrats).
The Democratic Party cannot be salvaged, cannot be reformed and IT CANNOT WIN.
To support the Democrats is to work against social justice. Do not keep supporting a cowardly party of oppression just because it is easy. The reason building a third party is hard is because the people in power do not want you to do it.
Democrats and Republicans share the same vision for this country: the consolidation of power in the hands of the elite few.
To resist Trump we must, by necessity, oppose the system that created him and that system is protected by Democrats.
We have 4 years to create a viable third party. If we have not done so by that time, enjoy 4 more years of Republican misrule.