the queen muse

it makes me so happy when i see lana signing swan queen photos/fanarts with “long live swan queen” or “viva la swan queen” or “love wins” because i know she doesn’t just write those things because fans ask her to but because she really does love and support swan queen and swen and her lgbt fans and it makes me love her even more if that’s even possible and i just what i’m trying to say is i am so grateful for lana parrilla

i have evaporate by gabrielle aplin on repeat and ohmygod it just hit me that it fits swan queen so much i wanna shoot myself in the face ok let me tell you the chorus is so them it goes like this “when it’s too hard and it’s too late, when i’m too tired to run away, when it can’t stay the way it was.. i need you cause you smash the troubles i can’t take and all the pieces of the break evaporate..” and then there’s this line “i don’t know how the words you say hold a thousand times more weight than any word i’ve heard before” help me i dont know what to do with all these feelings

Musings on Black Siren*

*currently influenced by NyQuil

Struggling a bit over this Black Siren news today. I’ve never been a big fan of the actress, outside of Supernatural. Laurel always struck me as haughty, cold and rather high-maintenance - not a character I felt like rooting for. Maybe the villain role is a better fit. Still, the show itself has spent a crazy amount of screen time over the past few years (often giving short shrift to OTA) addressing LL and elevating BC in a way that has always felt forced and at times revisionist. I would like to maybe forget about that, but it’s hard if I have to keep seeing her face.

My main problem is that I am really excited about the possibilities of Arrow in its 6th season. I was anticipating them laying the flashbacks to rest and hoping that Oliver would finally let go of some of his demons and move forward. Bringing back BS (aka face of Laurel) feels like a step backward, that Oliver will continue to be haunted by past mistakes.

And that bugs me. Because I love Oliver Queen.

But can we talk about those flashbacks Oliver has? 

that first meeting

(he’s been in the dark for so long it’s all he even knows anymore… he’s been living in this dull, focused work of black and white, knowing colors from afar but never really seeing them… and suddenly, there’s color everywhere, splashes, strokes, streaks of them… there’s something that just glows and he’s like a moth, stunned by the life in that flame… it’s the first time he remembers someone knowing he’s lying and calling him out on it in a manner that genuinely moves something inside him, makes his lips curve and before he knows it, he’s surprised himself by smiling back at this glowing life of color… the reason he’ll always remember it was red…)

that first date

(where he finally picked up the courage to ask her out. he’s never had trouble asking anyone for a date but with her it’s different, he’s different. and he remembers being such a nervous wreck, because he’s taking that first step towards happiness with the woman he knows he loves… and then he sees her and everything blanks for a moment. he’s never seen her look more beautiful than she does right in that moment, waiting for him with a nervous smile and soft eyes and just… waiting for him… and he just falls more in love with her, right there…)

that first kiss

(the first time he held her face in the palm of his hands, his lips against hers, breathing her in, knowing deep into his bones that there would never be another woman for him, not as long as he lived… he memorizes this moment, so completely that he can recall it as he feels himself dying on a cold mountain, or see it in a place of everything strange. this kiss became his homing beacon, in his own mind…)

that first time

(after he knew he had to stay behind and here was no changing anything, after she’d given him the greatest gift a woman could give a man - her heart, her body, her soul, after telling him he was beautiful and she was so proud of him in so many million ways, after months and months of loving her from afar, from knowing he would die and kill for her happiness, after months of being a man committed to a woman in his heart, his body, his soul, she opened her arms to him, she accepted him. he’ll never forget that night for as long as he’ll live, not only because they made love for hours, culminating the desire that had been simmering between them for years, but also because it had been a dying wish for him, a memory of beauty in a future of dark, a memory that would give him strength in the time to come, sustain him, inspire him, and make him go back to her…. for that night, he was just Oliver and she was just Felicity and they loved each other with everything inside them)

that first proposal to the woman he loved and almost truly losing her

(he’s held so many limp bodies in his life, more than any one man should, seen blood flow out of loved ones mouths as they’d taken that last breath in his embrace… he’s held her body so many times, in so many ways, in so many moments in his arms, with love and laughter and passion and intensity… he’s held her even when she’d been limp, when her head had lolled and he’d carried her to safety, feeling her breathe in his arms… but this was different… because they’d just been kissing, just been looking at the ring he’d finally placed on her finger after harboring it for months, just asked her for the commitment of a lifetime - body, heart, and soul - and she’d smiled and cried and clung to him and said yes… she’d just made him the happiest man on the face of the earth, the happiest he’d ever been in his life, the happiest he’d never thought he’d be… and it was gone… and he could feel it in his bones… this was bad… he was losing her, in perhaps more ways than one… she wasn’t waking up and she was hit and he knew what a straight bullet to the back could do and he was panicking because no, god no, not her… not like this… not with blood coating the ring on her finger…)

that first time he married her

(he’s married her in his heart a hundred times already - with his eyes, his hands, his mouth, every part of his flesh and every part of his being… he’s married her in every way a man can marry a woman in his heart, his everything hers, he hers, for better or worse, for life… he’s been working on his vows for months now, and the moment he has her here, he knows he screwed up, and he knows she still loves him, and he knows this won’t forgive or win her back but he needs her to know, he needs to do this for himself, because baring his soul to her had always been simple, baring his heart to her, telling her she’s his always and he just wishes to be hers, sliding that ring on her finger, even for a few moments, in his heart they’re married right then - even if she’s hurt, even if he’s messed up, even if it’s all fake… for him, it’s never been more real, in the same venue he couldn’t bring himself to cancel and the same dress she was going to wear… in this moment, he’s married her… for the first time…) 


Nothing screams ENDGAME like a man who’s forgotten everything, lost in his own mind, and finds himself guided back home by the sheer memories of the woman he loves. He leaves his perfect life behind to go back, in part, to be with her, where he knows he can speak her name the way he does and her eyes would soften in the way they do.

Felicity Smoak is Oliver Queen’s always. 

And this episode proved than a million times.

ok but the way snow said “you’ll let her know?” to h00k plus her facial expression was more like she was assuming h00k will tell emma that regina is okay and it’s hilarious bc snow has been lectured/shouted at by both women before bc she failed to update them with what’s happening to the other and the same basically goes for the entire family so much that it’s basically become like a reflex for them lmao

Tometheus - A (finally!) coherent rant

Over the last few days, I’ve been having a number of conversations with a number of people about the possible identity of Prometheus, and everything’s just been making me go, “I need to write this down!”

So here it is, my theory: 

Tommy Merlyn is Prometheus. 

Yup. That’s my theory and I’m gonna stick to it till proven otherwise. Why? Because it makes sense.  

All reasons why Tommy Merlyn is Prometheus -  let me start at the beginning:

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anonymous asked:

"Felicity" was a freaking ad-lib. How dead are you Matty?

Combined with the fact that the 1x03 script was basically flipped on its head by Stephen and Emily, improvised to give us that perfect first meeting we adore so much… and then this

Suffice it to say I’m very, very dead. (So dead that I’m urging you to join me in my graveyard.)

Because it just reinforces what we’ve always known :

No one ships Olicity like Amell ships Olicity 

And the two of them have improvised on the script to give us some of our most squeal-worthy Olicity moments.

Stephen and Emily - Destroying the Olicity Fandom, One Ad-Lib at a Time : A Saga

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Korean Drama Recommendations/Fangirling:

So! A friend of mine on FB asked me late last night for Korean drama recommendations. She’s never watched kdramas before, so without intending to I just vomited up brief feels, synopses, and titles for her from which to choose. These titles were only the ones that immediately came to mind off the top of my head. Seeing as how I assume some of you adorable follower-humans might enjoy kdramas too, I thought I’d share. Most likely you diehards (pun not intended) out there have already seen these, but here’s some dramas to throw in your face anyway! Since it’s my thing, I’m going to go by genre; so all will have romance as either a main plot line or as a subplot. Brace yourself for the d'awws!

1. 

If you’re in the mood for a serious, beautiful, powerhouse of a drama with adult themes (ie adultery but not really…long story), dreams and money, sacrificing your true self for security to forsake happiness, and of COURSE sex and pianos, then you need to watch Secret Love Affair. It is hot and intense and has an open ended interpretation for a finale that will leave you stunned and happy.

I mean, damn, guys…come on just LOOK at this sexiness!

Plus it’s just a damn good drama all around. So watch it.

2.

If you’re looking for something that walks the line between comedy and paranormal, you NEED to see The Master’s Sun. Its heroine is an hilariously adorable girl who can see ghosts, and the hero is a skeptic who, when the female lead touches, makes poltergeists disappear. It’s probably one of the best dramas that incorporates creepy horror with perfect comedy!

3.

If you’re looking for something a bit different, you HAVE to watch Arang and the Magistrate. Same concept as The Master’s Sun, except the female lead is dead and a ghost, the setting is ancient Korea, and there’s gods, goddesses, action, magic, and evil political dudes. Plus the male lead is hilariously apathetic, and the female lead is a badass who kicks ass as a dead girl! It’s funny and dark and heartfelt and will leave you with all of the heart eyes! Plus it has the cutest ending that ever cuted itself.

4.

If you’re looking for something strictly comedy and a bit silly, with moments of seriousness and more cute than you could shake a stick at, you need King of High School. Take an 18 year old high school guy and make him pose as his older brother as a prestigious CEO in a company that a dowdy, 30 year old over-looked heroine works at and you talk about some of the CUTEST comedy you’ve ever witnessed in your freakin’ life!

5. 

If you’re looking for something hella melodramatic and intense, go with Secret Love. Heroine is engaged to a guy who gets involved in a hit-and-run that kills a girl, and the heroine takes the fall for her fiance. Turns out the victim was the pregnant girlfriend of the male lead. The drama explores the idea of falling in love with someone, even as you hate them. Suffice to say, IT IS INTENSE, and a bit nuts of a drama, but it will leaving you feeling all of your emotions and then some.

6.

If you want some time travel in your drama diet, go with Queen In Hyun’s Man. Hero is an ancient Korean scholar who finds himself traveling to the future, where he meets the female lead, an aspiring actress who lands the role of the Queen from our hero’s time period. Comedy, cuteness, angst, and adorableness ensues. And smexy kisses. OH MY GOD THE SMEXY KISSES!

7. 

Keeping in the same vain as the historical theme, Sungkyunkwan Scandal is adorable and perfect! Set in ancient Korea, in order to protect her family our female lead disguises herself as a boy to get into a university of sorts that only permits men. Cue “male lead finds himself attracted to a boy despite him not being gay” theme and much hilarious ensues. Ignoring the gay panic is a must, but if you can it’s so entertaining and will leave you so damn amused!

8.

And, last but not least, keeping with the gay-panic theme, Coffee Prince. Coffee Prince is probably one of the best kdramas ever, and it’s basically the same premise as Sungkyunkwan Scandal; female lead lands a job in an all-male working environment to support her family. The only real difference is that in Coffee Prince, our heroine opens and closes the drama as a very tom boyish, masculine girl. She’s never subscribed to gender roles, so it makes her character far more interesting. There’s angst and cute and smexy kisses and great characters and everything you could ever want in a drama!

sentence prompts ➝ queen of the damned ( book & movie )
  • ❛ Join me or die. ❜
  • ❛ I’m too old to live forever. ❜
  • ❛ I only have myself. You taught me that. ❜
  • ❛ I’ve had enough of this discussion. ❜
  • ❛ You’ll not stop me! ❜
  • ❛ He is no more. Now you are my consort. That’s why I kept you safe, alive. ❜
  • ❛ Come out, come out, wherever you are. ❜
  • ❛ I want to live forever with you. ❜
  • ❛ This isn’t the time to settle old scores. ❜
  • ❛ Come on, say it again. I’m the perfect devil. Tell me how bad I am. It makes me feel so good! ❜
  • ❛ Really? Is that what you’re going to do? ❜
  • ❛ Your kind never satisfies my thirst. ❜
  • ❛ That was quite a performance. You should learn to be more careful. ❜
  • ❛ Do you love me? ❜
  • ❛ I can’t help being a gorgeous fiend. It’s just the card I drew. ❜
  • ❛ We live forever but they don’t come back. ❜
  • ❛ Vampire’s don’t settle scores, we harbor them. ❜
  • ❛ I’ve always been my own teacher. And I must confess, I’ve been my favorite pupil as well. ❜
  • ❛ All of your wishes have come true. ❜
  • ❛ Did the cries of the dying ring so thickly in the ears of those who can hear them? Has even more blood been shed? ❜
  • ❛ Is that an invitation? ❜
  • ❛ You know, you’re brave joking like that. ❜
  • ❛ Why should we hide? We are the powerful. We are the immortal. ❜
  • ❛ The world is our garden. ❜
  • ❛ She takes pleasure in only one thing: destroying life. ❜
  • ❛ I knew I left that journal somewhere. So, was it a good read? ❜
  • ❛ Her blood is like liquid fire. ❜
  • ❛ A vampire’s life is a life of discretion. ❜
  • ❛ Read the directions. What are you, an immortal idiot? ❜
  • ❛ Finally those you love are simply, those you love. ❜
  • ❛ You must know we do not really change over time; we are as flowers unfolding, we merely become more nearly ourselves. ❜
  • ❛ So, after all this time, what’s the occasion? ❜
  • ❛ Warms my blood to see you all gathered plotting against me. ❜
  • ❛ Goddamnit, do it yourself. ❜
  • ❛ It’s an awful truth that suffering can deepen us, give us a greater lustre to our colors. ❜
  • ❛ I’m not as precious as you think. ❜
  • ❛ Real hauntings have nothing to do with ghosts finally, they have to do with the menace of a memory . ❜
  • ❛ There is no wrong! There is only desperation. ❜
  • ❛ Why so surprised, my love? You’ve called, I’ve come. ❜
  • ❛ You must be dead to the world. ❜
  • ❛ We’re going to dismember him, bleed him dry. ❜
  • ❛ They believed in nothing and now they are nothing. ❜
  • ❛ Do you think of anyone but yourself? ❜
  • ❛ Humans are animals, brute creatures. Their destruction can only make sense. ❜
  • ❛ You will not touch her! ❜
  • ❛ Come, let me show you what it means to live in the light. ❜
  • ❛ They worship me. Millions of arms reach out to embrace, beg me to come into their lives. ❜
  • ❛ I don’t have time for this. ❜
  • ❛ You’re beautiful to me because you’re human. Your frailty. Your short years. Your heart. All that suddenly seems more precious than anything I’ve ever known. ❜

Empress Joséphine’s Sapphire and Diamond Parure, sold by Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen of Holland, to King Louis Philippe of the French in 1821.

anonymous asked:

I want oliver to be jealous. we've never seen jealous oliver and he'd be so good!

In this case, anon, I am Digg.

After Oliver Queen’s history of the past four seasons, when he tells Felicity this

I believe his jealousy has evolved - gone more civilized than caveman but still… he’s totally fine that she’s seeing someone else?

I don’t believe it at all. He can be somewhat fine with her being happy, but totally fine? 

Oliver, in the past, when it comes to Felicity, has seen the green eyed monster.

Green monster.

Oliver Queen’s Jealousy : A Tale of Sneaky Actions, Clenched Jaws and Internal Expletives

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Oliver Queen + PTSD

I’m watching “Damaged 1x05″ which is traditionally thought of as a L**uriver episode. And in some ways it is. Besides the kiss and bonding scene, the episode is more a spotlight on Oliver Queen. Strictly, Oliver Queen. I can’t think of any other one that focuses on his emotional and mental health.

Only this re-watch, one in countless times I have seen this episode, did I catch the fact that the DA office addressed his PTSD.

Quote “ Queen spent five years in seclusion on a deserted island, cut off from civilization. It is quite possible he’s suffering from some form of post-traumatic stress. Given that, we would support a plea of insanity conditional on a period of indeterminate incarceration at a psychiatric facility.”

did you catch that? I’ll make it more obvious.

 “he’s suffering from…  post-traumatic stress…conditional on a period of indeterminate incarceration at a psychiatric facility. “

This is the only time that I can remember them even addressing this fact. His PTSD, which as much as Oliver would love to deny, he does have. And the Hood is a symptom. 

I mean here are more symptoms.

Nightmares:

Originally posted by fponthedl

Avoiding situations that remind you of the event

Flashbacks:

 Triggers:

“You may not have positive or loving feelings toward other people and may stay away from relationships.”


“You may forget about parts of the traumatic event or not be able to talk about them.”


“You may think the world is completely dangerous, and no one can be trusted.”

And notice that his symptoms are from all over the place. From Hong Kong all the way into Season 5. ‘His PTSD is gone’ my ass. Yes he’s moving on from it, but Oliver lives in a high stress environment. As long as he is the Green Arrow, he will always have PTSD.