there are a few more scenes and it was tough to just choose some

anonymous asked:

You are the first and only writer I have read for this fandom. I love your work so much, I've re read all your Arrow stories twice (even the Firefly one even though I've never watched it). Do you have any favorite Olicity fics to recommend to keep me from going crazy my first hiatus? (I binged the first 4 seasons last year)

This is awesome!! Thank you! I’m super honored. And do I have recs? Oh yes, I have recs. 

First rec isn’t actually a fic, it’s a resource… @theolicitylibrary. If you want recs, they’ve got ‘em. If you want a specific trope or rating or genre, they’ve got that, too. Have a hankering for a fic where Oliver and Felicity are business rivals? There’s a link for that. Where she’s the vigilante instead? There’s a link for that, too. Where one of them is a werewolf? Yup. They’re an amazing resource and you can lose days (and weeks and months) going through lists of alpha/omega tropes and rockstar AUs and friends-to-lovers fics. 

But more specifically… how about I rec some authors, too? I haven’t been reading much lately - I spend all my time writing - so I’m more comfortable reccing authors I know are amazing and whose works I’m looking forward to catching up on. They’re all consistently excellent. This is by no means an all inclusive list.

@dust2dust34 - My co-writer for FiCoN and personal fav (though I admit to no small amount of bias). If you want smut and you want details and mining a scene for feelings, Bre is your girl. She has plenty of oneshots to choose from as well as some multichapter fics.  

@machawicket - Look, I can’t overstate Danielle’s skills as a writer. My husband doesn’t even read my fic but he likes hers. Her writing is funny, sweet, sexy and heartbreaking in turn but it’ll never leave you unsatisfied. She’s a master. 

@anthfan - Nikki is one of those writers that’s so good she makes you forget you’re reading a story, because it’s just something you’re living. It’s an experience. Her characterization is spot-on and her plots are super engaging. She writes both one-shots and longer stories. They’re all worth your time.

@hannasus - Susannah’s writing is the perfect balance of detailed exposition and tight narrative that lets you feel like you’ve experienced the whole setting in just a few lines. Add to that fully in-character characterization and interesting plots that keep you reading and you really can’t go wrong. I recommend reading her Something Like Fate series ASAP as she’s adapted it into the basis for an original novel (which she’s publishing later this year) and it may not be up on AO3 a whole lot longer. 

@rosietwiggs - I can always tell Rosie’s work in just a few lines. Her narrative voice is so very distinctive and so gripping that it pulls me in effortlessly. I don’t believe she’s writing for Arrow anymore, but even her unfinished works are worth a read. I especially recommend The New Normal, Lengths and How The Mighty Fall In Love.

@supersillyanddorky06 - I’d be surprised if you hadn’t heard around about Matty’s writing because she’s right at the core of the Olicity fandom’s best known fanfics. With good reason. She’s prolific, plotty, smutty and evocative. If you have a weakness for Bratva!Oliver, I’d start here. 

@jsevick - I first met Jaimie after reading her Jurassic Park AU (really!) and being both delighted and amazed that she could make it work. I’m extremely lucky to have had her help as my beta pretty much ever since. If you like my writing, she’s a big part of it (along with @alizziebyanyothername). While she hasn’t posted in a while, her stories are just fun and if you like Gilmore Girls, her Arrow AU for Gilmore Girls is a treat!

@realityisoverrated-fic - I have no idea how you would feel about Smoaking Billionaires, Anon (I personally love it), but I’ve got to very highly recommend her Infinite Love series. At 110 parts and counting, it deals extensively with Oliver, Felicity and Tommy’s family longterm, including their kids. It’s alternately hot, sweet, and heartbreaking. But, most of all, it’s just well-written and interesting. If you’re willing to read them as a triad, I cannot recommend this strongly enough.

@geneeste - I would pay for more of Caught a Long Wind. Quite literally. But, that aside, Genie is a top notch writer. Whether her one-shots, WiPs or brilliant, ongoing epic co-written work with @machawicket, everything she writes should be devoured. 

@juliesioux - Julie uses the setting in a story as another character. There’s so much life to the world she puts her characters in that it practically breathes. Above that, she doesn’t shy away from hard topics. She will rush in head-first and dig deep to explore what her characters are going through. When you read her work, take her warnings seriously, but if you’re looking for a rich story to read that challenges you, she’s the perfect option to turn to.

@thatmasquedgirl - One of the most prolific Olicity fic authors (with 110 fics, including the absolute opus Technical Assistance). She’s consistently excellent, creative and she gives us as a fandom a whole lot to read. You can probably spent a huge chunk of hiatus happily buried in her work.

@entersomethingcleverhere - As a rule, I do not read first person stories. Not even when they’re published books sitting on shelves at my bookstore. I will break that rule for her writing. I like it that much. It’s heartfelt, moving, well-paced, and the connections between her characters are both real and evolving as you go. 

@arrow-through-my-writers-block - Shelby is… well, she’s just fun! She’s a solid writer who never disappoints. She’s got quite a few one-shots and a few ongoing multi-chapters. She’s probably best known for Starstruck, but all of her work is worth reading.  

@wagamiller - I just really love wagamiller’s work. Like a lot. There are very few authors I have on alert, but wagamiller is. Stories that make me laugh out loud are few and far between, but the 35B series surely did (as did @machawicket‘s Unbearable Hotness of Being, btw). Strong, sharp, witty writing that will leave you with a grin on your face.

@callistawolf - When I think of Callie’s work, I think of the fanfic version of sitting down with some hot cocoa and curling up with a warm blanket to watch a Hallmark Christmas special. She’s consistently excellent about finishing her work, which is lovely, and you can pretty much always count on a feel-good romantic ending. 

@hopedreamlovepray - Writing one-shots that stick with your reader is hard. Keeping a story to 1-2k and still being impactful is even harder. She absolutely manages it every time. Hope27 (as she’s known on AO3, so you can find her) has something like a hundred Olicity fics. These are, in my opinion, absolutely perfect if you want to lose yourself in a story on the train to work or during your lunch hour. 

@dettiot - Mel has a lot of great stories (like really great). My favorite is probably the “ink in my pen ran dry” series, but that’s a really tough call. Core Curriculum is super hot. The Felicity Stark series (crossover with Avengers-verse) is brilliant and fun and made me giddy while reading it. Beauty in the Breakdown is excellent. Jerry the EA series features one of the best takes on a relative OC I’ve read in fics. Love is Red made me squeal like a teenager with excitement (I’m not ashamed; it was warranted). And Two Men, Same Name (written with @melsanfo) is one of those that I am absolutely dying for the time to catch up on. While I’m at it, let’s rec Mel Sanfo, too. Her Masquerade is another novel-length fic absolutely worth a read. You really can’t go wrong with either of these ladies. 

@ash818 - Ash is freaking awesome. So, here’s the thing. Her Legacy series is mind-blowingly good. I have to admit, I’ve only read The Man Under The Hood in the series (this is intentional, for a reason you’ll see in a moment, but you need to read all of her work ASAP, okay? You do). This series… you’ve got future, married Olicity with teenage children as they continue their mission. There’s action, plot, heartbreak, angst, love, everything you could want. It’s in first person from their son’s perspective which is something I would probably never have clicked on in the first place had it not come highly recommended, but good lord is it amazing. All of her characters have life. All of them have depth. Her OCs are fully formed and vital to the story without overshadowing characters you already know. I haven’t read the later stories because after I decided to continue on with FiCoN verse, I didn’t want to inadvertently shade my views on Olicity’s growing family and continuing mission with anything she did in her series. If anything I do happens to run parallel to her work, I want to know beyond any doubt that it’s 100% coincidence. But her stories are something I’m absolutely itching to get to read… eventually. Her writing is excellent.  

@tinaday3w - I’m tempted to say “JUST READ IT” but that’s probably not enough… But really, just read it. No one does slow burn like Tina. Victorian era AU with pirate!Oliver? Yes, please. Hello. I’ll take two.

@emmilynestill - She’s just so good. And sooooo hot. I don’t know if you know this, Anon, but writing a good sex scene is hard. You don’t want your reader pulled out of the scene by wondering if a position is actually possible or when underwear came off (or if it did) or how gravity isn’t making them collapse. Like… smut is difficult. But it reads so effortlessly with Emmilyne’s writing. And, beyond that, she weaves it in beautifully with plot that keeps you wondering what’s next and emotion that builds and grows in an organic way. Orgasms and organic feelings. Honestly, what else could anyone really want?

@ruwithmeguys - Jess will gut you and leave you asking her to do it again. Indecent Proposal… just… read the warnings and be ready and read it with a lot of time on your hands and probably in chunks because ouch. But still… read it.

@academyofshipping - Sarah has this dry sense of humor that comes out in her fics that’s as clever as it is fun. Fluffy, funny, smart, cute and rich with feeling, Sarah’s writing is consistently strong. 

@someonesaidcake - Felice is fantastic for completed, multichapter AU fics. She has quite a few and I’m pretty sure every single one included smut at some point (if that’s your thing) as well as plot. 

And… I’ve spent like an hour and a half on this which was a lovely diversion for my day. I know I’m forgetting amazing people but I have to stop here. When in doubt, take the title of a fic you like, google that name in quotes along with “rec list” and find someone’s list where that story was included, then explore the others. Or, check the bookmarks on AO3 of an author you like, that’s a great place to mine for fics, too. And, again, I can’t rec @theolicitylibrary enough. That said… happy reading, Anon! We’ll get through this hiatus together… through fic and sheer force of will. ;-)

Endless Summer: Book 2 News

Inside Choices is a behind-the-scenes blog from the Pixelberry team. Got any suggestions for future blog posts? Let us know!

Back in December, Endless Summer kicked off alongside LoveHacks and The Haunting of Braidwood Manor. It began as a fun tropical island adventure, then transformed into a deepening mystery, complete with a final puzzle that you all worked together as a community to figure out.

The journey continues in Endless Summer: Book 2, which will come out around mid-summer (about July for those of us in the US!). It’s been fun hearing from everyone about how excited they are for Book 2, and I promise you, it’s gonna be epic. To tell you more about the upcoming book, here’s the Endless Summer book lead!

First off, what’s Endless Summer: Book 2 going to be about? No spoilers, please!

Endless 2 picks up right where we left off. Some of your friends have been kidnapped, and the island’s mysteries are only getting deeper. But as our misfit heroes search for the dark truth behind La Huerta, they’re going to uncover some dark truths about each other… and themselves.

When Endless Summer: Book 1 came out, it was a departure from the previous Choices books in both art and narrative style. Do you have anything new and different planned for Book 2?

We’ve actually got quite a few fun, new gameplay ideas and features that we’re putting into Endless 2. Without spoiling too much, let’s just say that all the relationships you built up in Book 1 are going to matter way more in Book 2.

What are you most excited for readers to encounter in Book 2?

I have to say, I’m most eager to see how our fans react to our biggest plot twists yet, especially the ones we have in store for the end of this book.

From where I sit, I’m always overhearing bits and pieces about the next Endless Summer book, whether it’s some wild plot twist or new character art. What’s your favorite part of creating Endless Summer?

Endless Summer has had a lot of freedom to explore what’s possible in a Choices storyline. My favorite experience has been using Endless to invent new, meaningful ways for players to determine their character’s choices and see their decisions unfold, in both expected and unexpected ways. Book 2 takes that mission statement even further, and I can’t wait to see what our fans choose to do in their adventure.

If you had to be trapped on a mysterious tropical island with one of the Endless Summer crew, who would it be?

Maybe I’m crazy, but I’ve gotta say Raj. Nobody would be better at making me laugh through tough times, and besides… I think he’s a lot smarter than he lets on.

Interesting choice! To everyone reading, thanks for your patience as the Endless Summer team works hard on the next book. Keep an eye out for Book 2 around July!

-Jessica

The Pastel Boy With A Tattoo

Summary: Dan and Phil are total opposites but they don’t hate each other. Dan is the quiet, pastel boy while Phil is the punk boy who likes to cause trouble at school. Phil discovers Dan has a small secret that makes them realize that they have more in common than they thought.

Genre: AU, Fluff

Word Count: 3,185

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I was about 5 when I had already realised that I was never going to marry a man, and wanted a wife instead. This was the mid-80s. There was nothing on television that adequately reflected how I saw my future. Then in 1984, when I was 7, along came a tv show called Kate & Allie, it featured two College friends who had drifted apart and re-connected after their divorces. They lived together with their three children in a New York City apartment.  Kate was the free spirited ex-hippie type, whilst Allie was the more straitlaced pearls and proper decorum type. Together they made an opposites attract kind of couple.

It was the only show at the time that even vaguely reflected the life I wanted. It was no surprise that the show built up a lesbian following, a sit-com with two attractive, competent, hilarious female leads, bringing up three children together.

I was devoted.

Until they seemed to get wind of how this was coming across to the audience, what followed was one of the most condescending 25 minutes of television I have ever watched.

They “addressed” the issue of any implied lesbianism by airing an episode that featured the protagonist’s landlady, a lesbian, saying that they would have to pay more rent as they were two families living in a one family apartment, unless they were actually one family, i.e. Kate & Allie were lesbians. What followed was a convoluted and patronising episode that concluded with the pair schooling their lesbian landlady on what constituted a family.

I never watched another episode.  Even at that age I understood the message they were sending me.

Cagney & Lacey was another favourite amongst lesbians, two badass women, who could hold their own in a macho environment that is the epitome of old school boy’s club. They were intelligent, tough, and still empathetic.  They were the kind of women I wanted to see around me.

But yet again, as the show carried on, it was deeply imparted to the audience how much Christine Cagney loved sex with men, and hardly an episode went by where there wasn’t a scene of Mary Beth and Harv kissing and more.

It was to remind us, these women might be playing in a man’s world, but they are still all about the dick.

Lucy Lawless, the incredible Xena: Warrior Princess, was very aware of the huge lesbian fanbase that the show had, in part due to the extensive volumes of fanfiction written about Xena and her bard sidekick Gabrielle. Lucy and co-star Renee O’Connor were deeply respectful of their fans, and giving them as much as they could with their on-screen interactions within the framework of the scripts. It was only as the show was ending that they were told that the characters were each other’s true loves. A point they addressed by saying that had they known earlier, they would have played the parts more explicitly loving, and would have made sure it had been more explicit to fans earlier in the show’s six year run. Their disappointment at not having known sooner was palpable and displayed a deep respect that they had for their LGBT audience.

Fast forward a few years, and in the post Beth Jordache era, we had Bad Girls, a UK women’s prison drama that featured straight Prison Governor, Helen Stewart, fall in love with one of her prisoners, Nikki Wade, it was a sweet story, and one of the few with a relatively decent ending. The actresses displayed grace and empathy when dealing with their fans, even appearing at a London pub after a Leicester Square movie premiere to sign autographs for a pub full of lesbian fans. I saw that it was possible for fans to be embraced and treasured, which to me made me feel like we had turned a corner from being scorned, ridiculed and patronised. We even had our own tv show, The L Word, which as flawed as it is, seemed like a massive step to media acceptance.

Post L Word, it is almost like we are being punished, almost every lesbian character on tv seems to either die or have an affair with a man(wtf?).

The past few years, scrolling through my tumblr feed is like a journey in joy and heartbreak. Watching the younger generations get excited over wlw characters, only to have to mourn the loss of them a short time later.

I never watch a tv series when it comes out now. I wait.

I wait to see where the arc is going. I wait to see how we are going to be treated by the cast and studio who make it. I have been burned a few too many times in the past, and only a couple of those many times have been recounted here.

These shows taught me from a very young age to pick and choose carefully what I watched, and that I could not rely on the mainstream media to cater to my needs.  This is where fanfiction, fanart and fantasy come in. We learned how to take the characters and make our own stories with them, the myriad websites dedicated to fanfiction/art are a testament to that, and to our resourcefulness as viewers. After all, amazing fanfiction is still being written about Seven of Nine and Captain Janeway, and Olivia Benson and Alex Cabot (to name just two ships), characters who haven’t shared screen time in many, many years. Our love for these characters and their chemistry is enduring.

What we deserve though, are fully realised relationships between characters on screen, not scraps, not looking for every nuance in interaction. We can still do it, we are very good at it, we have had decades of practice after all. It is probably something we will always do, it is almost as though it is in our genes to be able to see the unspoken tensions and subtleties.

But it is so nice to have shows where this isn’t necessary, where you can just relax and watch the relationship unfold, without having to work to find those precious moments.

This was why I have loved watching the gifs and screencaps of shows like Carmilla, Wynonna Earp, Grey’s Anatomy and Supergirl cross my dash.

Knowing that there are generations younger than me who haven’t had to be so patronised and condescended to by the media, but who are actually being catered to.

To see Chyler Leigh be so enthusiastic in her representation of Alex Danvers, and her deeply moving responses to stories of the fans. It made my heart soar to see this. So I thought I would be safe with Supergirl, I watched the first season and was drawn in, I was waiting eagerly to buy the second season on DVD when I saw the footage from SDCC 2017.

To some, I know it is easy to brush aside, to wait for it all to blow over. They don’t have the history of being invalidated and condescended to.

To me, what I was watching, was deliberate, and unnecessary and cruel. It reminded me of the popular kids at school bullying those who are already society’s outcasts and unwanted.

To say you are an ally and trot out your ally credentials, is meaningless if your behaviour speaks otherwise. To mention when you are apologising for your bad behaviour, how badly you are being treated and how unfair it is, is ridiculous. Take responsibility.

To me, the whole spectacle was sad and left me hurting for the younger viewers who were experiencing the same things I experienced so long ago, knowing that even if you find somewhere you think you belong, there will always be those who don’t want you there, who will make that space unsafe for you. There is a reason why the concept of safe spaces is so large in the LGBT community, it is because we don’t have many.

What I won’t do is put my time and money into a show that devalues me, or who employs people who do. (To be clear, I am not insisting that others do not watch the show, you do you, boo boo).

I was heartened by the reactions displayed by Katie McGrath and Odette Annable at SDCC, who along with Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima have been amazing ambassadors for their characters (Odette excepting as we have not seen her screen time, but her displays of solidarity with Katie were invaluable as an LGBT viewer), and make me long for a spin off with these four cast members.

The show has been tainted for me, and I won’t watch it, not when there are other shows that are not treating their LGBT characters and viewers poorly, so Wynonna Earp and The Bold Type, here I come, please don’t let me down.

RFA guys + Minor Trio play Until Dawn with MC

written with @rainydayswriter

So lucky to have met this girl and to have written this with her!!! I had so much fun writing these hcs that I was literally laughing out loud alone :)) Check out her blog too!!! :D She’s brilliant! Hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it! :)


Yoosung

  • This poor boy, how you convinced him to play a horror game is beyond anyone

  • All the lights stay ON whether it’s the middle of the day or not

  • But he really enjoys this game and tries to make the best decisions and tries to save everyone

  • Specially the wolf (makes you Google how to save it)

  • Gushes about the graphics half the time

  • Horrified that there’s even a choice to harm animals

  • Screams his head off when the wendigo first makes its appearance

  • And also screams when the flamethrower guy appears in the mines

  • Practically THROWS the controller at every scare, you’ll have to play through some high-tension spots for him

  • What is he more afraid of: gore or needles? BOTH, apparently ;;;

  • He answers Dr Hill’s tests truthfully so the game is 1000x scarier for him now ;;;

  • Explores the most, probably to stall but also finds most of the clues and totems

  • Unfortunately he gets a little too curious about every single item, and ends up getting Mike’s fingers caught in the bear trap

  • Makes you decide what to do because he can’t watch

  • You decide to just hack off Mike’s fingers

  • Yoosung flees for the bathroom

  • He couldn’t save everyone and he feels really really bad about it; you have to console him when he accidentally kills Chris and Ashley gets upset

  • “Yoosung, you can just replay it later-”

  • “NO, they deserve to be together now!!”

  • Restarts the game and still falls for the same jumpscares

  • What a (lovable) dork

  • After finishing up the game, he will need to watch no less than four romcoms to calm down

  • Throw in plenty of cuddles and praising his bravery and he’ll be so happy


Zen

  • Mike is his favorite character: buff hero on a mission to save his girlfriend, befriends a wolf, kicks Wendigo ass? He’s so there

  • All those innuendos at the beginning of the game?? He’s wiggling his brows at you the whole time

  • “A romantic getaway in the mountains sounds nice, huh babe~?”

  • “Yeah Zen nothing like a crazy flamethrower murderer to set the mood.”

  • Definitely gets Jess to take off all her clothes and gets flustered when you tease him about it

  • That part where Matt climbs the fire tower and leaves the axe? You can bet Zen is swearing profusely at the screen

  • High key makes fun of the horror-movie acting

  • Pauses the game to debate almost every decision

  • Sorry Josh, he’s saving Ashley no ifs ands or buts

  • Protects your precious eyes from any gore (almost smacks you in the face with the controller in his hurry)

  • The first Wendigo scares the hell out of him and he lets out the most high-pitched screech

  • I didn’t know you had such a ladylike scream, Hyun~

  • Tries to save everyone because he’s ZEN THE KNIGHT

  • Not a big fan of Emily because she’s such a bully but still saves her because he wouldn’t kill anyone just because they were mean

  • Sucks at quick time events, though, and probably curses the entire time

  • Both of you are yelling when someone’s getting chased, there is arm slapping involved

  • Manages to kill off a few people, including Emily

  • But of course he saves Ashley and Chris, Sam, Mike and Jess


Jaehee

  • Isn’t much of a gamer to begin with, but is willing to play with you for moral support

  • So done with all of these kids already, where are their parents, why are they on an isolated mountain after two girls died due to a prank they played??

  • Almost as jumpy as Yoosung, and tries to play it off but at one point spills her coffee all over the couch

  • “Why do you enjoy this?!”

  • She can’t understand who would willingly put themselves in stressful situations for fun?

  • Surprisingly sarcastic at times, as a defense tactic against the fear

  • If one more person mentions the butterfly effect

  • “Worst fear? Bad Zen fanfiction.” Jumin in a cat suit

  • Criticizes the characters ruthlessly

  • Sam running around in a towel – “How is she still alive and not freezing to death?”

  • Doesn’t want anyone to die, but you swear she smirked when the revenge plot was revealed

  • “This story is so cliche-wait what the hell is that thing?!”

  • MUTE TERROR as the wendigo screams at your character

  • Needs to take frequent breaks to calm her poor heart

  • Clinging to you for dear life

  • Jaehee please I can’t feel my arm

  • How can any of these kids be sane???

  • Sam is her favorite character. Takes a bath for hours and then saves everyone at the end. If you end up killing her, Jaehee will be salty af


Jumin

  • At first glance you wouldn’t expect him to be the type to play video games, but he owns a Gray Station and a ZetBox so

  • The lodge in the mountains looks nice and he considers investing in a ski resort

  • But comments on Josh’s poor planning skills and says he’s a terrible host ;;;

  • Jumin honey it’s just a game ;;;

  • You’ve seen his attempts at taking pictures. The parts where you’re supposed to keep the controller still? Better snatch that controller from him and set it on the table or you’re DEAD.

  • He’s so focused when he plays, and he manages to keep a straight face through most of the game. Hardly even flinches

  • How

  • Unfortunately, he isn’t too keen on lingering or searching each and every room, so he misses unobvious clues and totems

  • But will definitely replay the game until it says he’s completed it 100%

  • Refuses to read any walkthroughs or accept Seven’s “help”

  • Jumin no you can’t skip work for this

  • Ashley or Josh? That decision was tough since it made him think about you and V

  • He saves Ashley but you can see it bothered him

  • How can a game make me feel such things?

  • This guy may be cold and calculating to other people, but he’s fiercely loyal and protective so he tries to save as many characters as he can and you find yourself more attracted to him

  • When he learns about Josh and the whole revenge thing, he still fights to save Josh because that’s just what friends do and he understands how Josh was going through a tough time because of his sisters

  • Finds himself addicted to these types of games and buys similar games for you two to play


Saeyoung

  • LOLOL a game where he can decide the fate of 8 teenagers? LOLOLOL

  • Turns all the lights off for ~atmosphere~ and yells at tense moments to try and scare you

  • Guesses who the Psycho is right away

  • Laughs at all the lame puns and jokes

  • Won’t stop quoting the game for days (“Hello, friends and fans!” “Ugh, unfollow.” “It’s mammoth!” “You know what else is mammoth, MC? Me.” wiggles eyebrows suggestively)

  • Fear: cockroaches

  • Jokingly shoves the controller into your hands at the worst moments

  • Makes THE MOST RANDOM decisions ever: “I wonder what will happen if I FOLLOW JESS’S VOICE?”

  • “Saeyoung you know that isn’t Jess!”

  • “So are you saying I shouldn’t open the trapdoor? The one right here?”

  • Good luck prying him away at any point, he’s not leaving till he’s found all the clues and unlocks as many endings as possible

  • Not above trying to distract you when it’s your turn to play

  • “Saeyoung if you poke me one more time-”

  • Chris gets beheaded by the wendigo

  • “FA;DFKLDJS SAEYOUNG!”

  • He’d just laugh ;;; Seriously this man :)))

  • Sam’s “Don’t move” parts?

  • HE POKES YOU

  • AND SAM DIES

  • “OH MY GOD SAEYOUNG CHOI”

  • “MC, it’s just a game, we can always replay it~”

  • Just like you keep replaying my route~

  • Never playing this with him ever again ;;; He’s more stressful than the game ;;;;


V

  • Never really had much interest in video games, but if you want to play it he’ll be right there beside you

  • He’ll get surprised at jumpscares but wouldn’t make a sound

  • He’ll immediately hold you when you get scared or scream though

  • Makes all the righteous choices and even though Emily’s such a horrible person, still makes it a point to save her

  • Protect this man

  • What do you fear most? Gore. This cutie apparently hates gore and he closes his eyes when Matt dies coz he tried to save Emily

  • That photo with the scarecrow? He felt calm looking at it, probably because he usually went on hiking trips alone for his photography thing

  • This guy is good with the “don’t move” scenes too, since he’s used to staying still when taking photos

  • Sucks at quick time events though ;;; He panics too easily and misses the buttons but thank God you learned about this early on in the game ;;;

  • Same as Jumin, he has a hard time choosing between Ashley and Josh

  • “I would give my life instead, why can’t that be an option?”

  • But he also chooses to save Ashley and also feels bad about it afterwards

  • Ashley or Chris? You already know this man will choose to kill himself than hurt the people he loves

  • And then he finds out that it was all a revenge scheme by Josh and he’s so surprised because how can someone do that to their friends?

  • He’s on the edge of his seat during Emily’s trip down the mines part

  • Super invested in the mystery aspect, ends up talking and theorizing through some cutscenes

  • V there are Wendigos PAY ATTENTION

  • Will make you look for all the clues and totems because he’s so invested in this game and really wants to save everyone

  • And he feels terrible when the flamethrower guy dies even though there was really no way to save him

  • When he finds out what really happens to the twins, oh my God, he’s so done with this game

  • Why would you make Hannah eat her sister??? And how come nobody searched the mines? Surely someone must have known about it?

  • If horny teenagers can find this mine in the middle of a snowstorm HOW COME THE SEARCH PARTIES WEREN’T ABLE TO SAVE THEM???

  • Surprisingly saves everyone except Matt because he was so stubborn about trying to save Emily



Saeran

  • Let’s face it, this guy would probably kill all the characters

  • You see his face change when he sees the twins in the beginning of the game though, and he totally chooses the option to let go and fall together instead of letting the other twin die alone

  • Hates the other characters because they were mean to the twins

  • Yup, he kills all of them

  • Except Sam, Chris and Josh because they weren’t involved in the prank

  • And also, the wolf

  • Fair enough, you roll with it

  • He decided he would save Chris but when he finds out Chris likes Ashley, chooses to shoot himself

  • Marry him

  • Then he finds out Josh tried to get revenge for his sisters

  • Is now super determined to save him

  • Unlike Saeyoung he’s kind of impatient but he reads through the stuff

  • Still shoots Emily because she was such a bitch

  • Kills Mike as well, because he was seriously a jerk to Hannah but everyone sees him as the hero –not Saeran though, so bye bye Mike

  • Matt finds Jessica and he’s considerate of her and chooses to hide instead, saving both of them

  • It wasn’t really his intention since he wanted to kill everyone, but you kiss his cheek saying how cool he is and he blushes

  • So upset when he finds out Hannah became a wendigo because how could she eat her sister? That’s really really messed up

  • And when he finds Hannah’s diary in the mines? You hug him because he goes silent and stares at the screen blankly

  • Saves Sam as well and he never plays the game again ;A;

  • Next time you’re playing Tekken


Vanderwood

  • Ha? What’s this game you want to play?

  • Pretends he’s bored with the game but deep down he’s LOVING it

  • Kills the quicktime events

  • “This is so easy.”

  • Gets so annoyed like wtf is wrong with these kids??? Why are they so horny???

  • He doesn’t always make the right decisions though and ends up killing a few characters

  • Swears a lot

  • Devastated when the wolf dies but he wouldn’t show it

  • So when you gently squeeze his arm and tell him it’s alright, you see him purse his lips

  • He’s crying inside

  • Oh it was all an elaborate prank by Josh?

  • FUCK YOU JOSH YOU DEAD

  • Wendigos are after him? Has no problem staying still and doesn’t miss a shot during Mike’s chapter

  • Hates Dr. Hill’s character because he felt like someone was probing into his brain and he doesn’t like it

  • Chris and Ashley are his OTP so he definitely saves those two

  • He finishes the game and tells you he’s done playing it, but you’ll catch him playing it late into the night when he can’t sleep, trying to get all collectibles and save everyone

Reveling in Richonne

#22: The Shot Calling (6x11)

Now, y'all, as you know, my eyes had been officially opened to the epic greatness that is Richonne once they went cannon. One of the things I had realized after seeing YouTube videos, and scenes, and comments from woke people who knew this didn’t even remotely come out of nowhere, was that part of the beauty of the Richonne dynamic is that Rick does what Michonne says. Period. ☺️

It’s never demanding or forced, I don’t even think they realize it’s happening half the time, but if Michonne wants it or says it, Rick agrees without hesitation cuz they’re just one like that.

So when Jesus asked TF for a few more days to get them supplies, Rick was not in the negotiating mood. Rick tries to remind Jesus he isn’t dealing with no average dude. He wants Jesus to understand that this is Rick to the Grimes and he gets what he wants…unless Michonne wants different. 😋

I loved this 6x11 moment where Michonne calls the shots. To paraphrase, Jesus asks if they can have a few more days, Rick says “We came here for food and we ain’t leaving without said food”, and then Jesus says, “Can you wait just a sec? Our leader is a huge weasel and so I need time to convince him?”. And it seems like this little back and forth might go on forever. 

But then the queen steps in. 

Michonne, who’s taken a throne seat in this manor, and looks like a queen who’s made herself at home like “the mat said welcome” cuz bump Gregory and his pompous furniture lol, speaks out and says “We can”. And it’s so perfect cuz she says it so cool, calm, collected, and kind. 

And it was also so consistent to the very fabric of R&M’s relationship that Michonne would step in and make an executive decision that they can in fact gives Hilltop a few more days. I love that she just subtly nods to Rick, who’s already looking her way, and then she speaks for them cuz they’re a unit. Her diplomatic ability really balances out Rick. And Rick slowly but surely tones down his alpha posturing and agrees to the queens decree lol. 👸🏾😋

And, honestly, can we just talk about how that’s what a real man does? Like a real king doesn’t think he always has to be right, he values the queens input and knows that doesn’t make him any less of a man or authority figure, hence why the two of them are a royal match made in heaven. I digress. 😁

But to the blind eye, some might have thought “Oh he’s only agreeing with her cuz they’re a couple now.” No, honey, Rick’s been listening to and following Michonne’s lead on a lot of things, long before that moment on the couch, and it’s part of what makes their relationship so great and healthy. Plus Michonne knows what she’s doing so it’s not a bad person to have in your ear calling shots.

I love that Rick’s whole demeanor changes and his voice gets softer when he tells Jesus “yeah”. And again, Jesus is observant and picks up on the fact that this tough guy is completely and utterly whipped for this woman and the small smile he gives is the same smile we probably all had watching. Jesus is probably a Richonner now just cuz it makes dealing with Rick easier for him lol. 

Like in an earlier 6x11 scene where he looks to Michonne after Rick says the plan and Michonne confirms that what Rick says is the plan. It literally looked like a kid going “Okay that’s what dad says, but what does mom say”. 😂

I’m pretty indifferent about the Paul/Jesus character cuz I feel like he’s too passive but, again, anyone who notices and appreciates Richonne is good in my book lol. You can tell from Rick’s reaction that he initially wanted to keep up his intimidation approach with the Hilltoppers. But of course he chooses her and her approach over his own because he also knows his woman is wise. 

And so if Michonne thinks they can wait…

I have a lot of respect for Richonne’s dynamic. I so respect and admire that Michonne is willing to gently and accurately make decisions and help Rick lead so he doesn’t have to lead all alone (and occasionally start a fight 😂 ). And I always respected the character of Rick Grimes but that respect increases even more when I see him respecting his woman and taking her words to heart. 

Men, take note of this fictional character lol. Cuz Rick Grimes may be fictional, but he’s also a real one. 👌🏽🙌🏾😋

Kenny the ISFP-T

@laggage

These will be my own interpretations of each of the main four. Since these are gonna take a while I may as well separate them into individual posts by character. Besides they’re easier on people’s dashes this way.

Kenny… I fully expect this to be a tough one.

Introverted – “ I often prefer doing things alone or with one or two people I feel comfortable with. I take time to reflect so that I have a clear idea of what I’ll be doing when I decide to act. Ideas are almost solid things for me.”

Well this one’s easy. Kenny’s very clearly an introvert. He talks to only a handful of people and only chooses a few moments to do so, other times simply taking in information or satiating his own boredom. But socializing? Not one of his hobbies. There’s even some times where he’s silent even when people directly talk to him.

 His reactions are mostly internal, making external reactions seem very minimal.

Another thing I noticed, on the topic of that ^ Kenny doesn’t really talk to his parents. It’s more like they tell each other things and then that’s the end of it. 

There are only a handful of scenes I’ve seen where Kenny talks to his parents and they’re all short and to the point. The only exception is when he’s dressed as Mysterion. That’s actually an interesting thing to note. I could totally see Kenny using this as a way to talk to his family completely unfiltered.

The fact that Kenny doesn’t talk to his family much actually makes the depiction of his friendships even more heartwarming, since with the four boys he definitely comes out of his shell, showing a little snippet of every side of him to them.

But even then, he’s still pretty reserved. There’s very few times when Kenny will do something like go on a long winded speech or go out of his way to start a conversation. That’s got nothing to do with a comfort zone. That’s just the way Kenny is. He’s not shy, especially with his filthy mouth. He just doesn’t talk much.

Sensing – “Paying attention to physical reality, what I see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. I’m concerned with what is actual, present, current, and real. I notice facts and I remember details that are important to me.“

When I took the test I got the result of INTJ, but that was a little while ago, and looking at Kenny with the info I’m reading about the MBTI, the way he makes decisions is definitely in a Sensing approach, not an Intuitive approach.

Kenny is very much about the reality of every situation. He observes things in a very “that’s the way it is” manner, constantly weighing his options over whether or not it’s worth taking action as opposed to letting it happen. Most of the time he doesn’t interfere with most things, probably from a fear of dying if things escalate too quickly, which, they tend to do. And that of course is because of his repeated experience of dying at the drop of a hat. 

But that’s when things are already in motion. On the flip side, when nothing is happening and he is asked to do something, he often doesn’t object. Especially if it’s for the sake of an activity for his friends,

or for the sake of money.

But despite all the watching and thinking he does, he really doesn’t bother with philosophical or morally dubious questions. It’s an easy task for Kenny to accept things the way they are without much hesitation, and he can’t really be bothered with the question why. 

That’s probably how he ended up being Cartman’s best friend. A loyal friend who doesn’t ask questions makes for a good partner in crime.

Feeling –  “I believe I can make the best decisions by weighing what people care about and the points-of-view of persons involved in a situation. I am concerned with values and what is the best for the people involved. I like to do whatever will establish or maintain harmony. In my relationships, I appear caring, warm, and tactful.”

Probably the biggest misconception in the fandom is how Kenny handles relationships. Sure he talks a lot about how he wants to fuck tons of bitches to his friends and is incredibly crude about it, but that’s not how he treats his girlfriends.

Despite his frustrations with them and the fact that he actually does want to get laid with them, he treats them very sweetly and never directs any anger towards the particular girl he’s with. 

And even when it looks like he’s not going to get what he wants he still sticks around with them, even though he’s not happy with the outcome. He’ll go along with it for them. 

The fact that he changed his entire lifestyle for Tammy with no hope of a reward was a very drastic decision, but considering it was his first real life girlfriend it was probably a nice change to his usual domestic setting.

At a first glance this may not seem like a drastic decision considering it’s just settling into a dreary life, but it really is one. Kenny was consistently exposed to completely different stimulants before he went along with Tammy’s weird ring philosophy. Huffing paint, drawing tits, playing bloody video games, looking at playboys… For him to live a very opposite life, even when Tammy wasn’t around to catch him doing something different is very much an extreme. And it’s very rare for him to do.

Usually consistent in his everyday but subtly delinquent life, Kenny’s decision making rarely leads him to jumping into action. When it does, it’s purely emotion driven.

And most of the time incredibly reckless.

Those decisions aren’t logic driven. There may be logic behind it, but that isn’t what makes them happen. He feels the emotion, for maybe a few seconds he may rationalizes, but then he just does it.

Perceiving - “I use my perceiving function (whether it is Sensing or Intuition) in my outer life. Others see me staying open to new experiences and information. I like to stay open to respond to whatever happens. I appear to be loose and casual. I like to keep plans to a minimum. I work in bursts of energy.”

Kenny doesn’t give a fuck. 

I mean he does, but he certainly doesn’t think it’s worth worrying over. Kenny goes with the flow. STDs? Fuck it let’s roll the dice. Girlfriend not giving you a blowjob? Fuck it, watch some Grey’s Anatomy. Peruvian Flute Band stealing your thunder? Fuck it let’s dance.

He’s very fond of not being stressed and he definitely doesn’t like to brood. Slowing down to Kenny is the worst and he’d always rather being doing something than sitting down and moping about something not going his way.

Kenny just goes wherever life takes him, constantly being entertained by what he sees and just going with it as best he can.

Kenny isn’t negative or bored unless he’s absolutely forced to be. He’ll look for any kind of stimulant to avoid boredom and negativity. And considering he’s poor and lives in an abusive household, sometimes these wacky adventures his best friend and friend group drag him on aren’t around enough. Sometimes he needs a little substitute.

Kenny isn’t picky. He’s flexible and willing to try anything.

Overall Kenny is definitely a rare type of character. The quiet kid who will roll with anything you throw at him. An incredibly loyal friend who talks about doing the filthiest things but is also a sweetheart to women, and also a little bit of a druggie. But somehow, it all ties together. Character goals.

That’s my character analysis on Kenny. Next up is Cartman… oh boy, that’s gonna be fun.

Stan the ESFP-T
Kyle the INFJ-A

some gifs I made myself, the others you can find at @south-park-gifs

Facing uncomfortable truths about abuse

This week has been about facing truths, some of which I wish I never had to face, and I know that Mr. Juulna has had to face some pretty harsh truths as I have spoken them to him. Some he has accepted, at least at face value, and some I don’t think he will ever be willing to face, let alone accept.

One of which (is a vast meta umbrella) is that he abused me.

But… it was in a subtle way. Before last Tuesday, July 4th (yes, apparently fate decided to be dramatic with me and its timing), I was unwilling to truly accept that I was abused. 

I wasn’t being physically abused. No, not often. (Yeah, and isn’t that a ridiculous sounding statement.)

But subtle, emotional abuse, is still abuse.

Keep reading

Theories/Rants.

This really is my last post on this matter. Unless I find out some new information. I know you all are probably tired of these, but I just really need to vent. I always leave things out in my other posts, but this time I’m gonna try my best not to leave anything out. Just warning you this is going to be really long, might contain some spoilers, and is probably unorganized. The choice is yours whether you read it or not. If you disagree that’s fine, just please be respectful. If you agree, please let me know. :)


So first, I’m pretty irritated at the people who still say Jerome’s not the Joker. I mean how much more proof do some of you need? Both Cameron and Danny have already confirmed Jerome is the Joker, plus all the clues point to him. He was officially called Joker in Jerome’s rebirth promo, plus Danny was talking about Jerome at comic con and called him the Joker. Also, Jerome has way too many similarities with all the versions of Joker (especially Ledger, Leto, and Nicholson) Plus not to mention that you can spell ‘Joker’ with Jerome’s full name (Jerome Valeska). I just don’t understand how people can still say that he isn’t, even after all the hints, and even confirmations. Not to mention the Joker card was in the episode where Jerome was resurrected. So anyway, to those wondering or doubting, he is indeed Joker (thank God). Just wanted to get that out there.



(There’s a lot more, but I’m just gonna stick with these)


Anyway, my second biggest issue is how people are saying Lee can’t be Harley. I just want to point out that Gotham is an entirely different universe, and anything is possible.They stay true to the characters, but they make it their own to make it more interesting. Like for example; no one is supposed to know Joker’s real name or his past, but we know a little about Jerome’s past, such the fact that he grew up in a circus, with an absent father and a mother that abused him. Plus  we know his real name. So it is very possible for Lee to become Harley. Anyway, the two main reasons people think that she 'can’t become Harley’ is because she’s already an important character in the comics, and shes’s too old for Jerome. I understand she’s her own character in the comics, but this version of Lee doesn’t really match the comic book versions. First of all Lee in the comics is supposed to help Alfred raise Bruce, and be a mother-like figure to him. This Lee was basically just made to be Jim’s on and off love interest (so far). She’s only met Bruce a few times, and she’s never mentioned that she knew Thomas and Martha. Also, Lee in the comics is supposed to be way older, whereas this Lee isn’t that old. She said she was around the same age as Grace Fairchild (One of the ogre’s victims).. so I would say she’s in her mid or late twenties.

Leslie in the comics:

Grace Fairchild:

Now the second reason, is people say she is too old for Jerome. I’m gonna take a wild guess here and say Jerome doesn’t care about age. I mean he has come onto both Barbara and Lee. Both ladies are older than him, not to mention he’s the one that flirted with them first. I really think he may have mommy issues. Like some girls grow up with either an absent father or a bad father, so they end up having daddy issues. I believe it’s the same case for Jerome considering he didn’t get the love and affection from his mother that a child should. He’s flirted with Barbara and called her gorgeous, and he’s flirted with Lee, called her pretty, and asked her if they ever had sex. So he’s obviously attracted to them. And I believe they’re attracted to him as well. Barbara acted disinterested, but there was moments where she would flirt back. Like she would laugh at his jokes, and she even said 'the kid had a way about him.’ Then, to me, Lee has seemed interested from day one. She watched him in the interrogation room and had a slight smirk (the corners of her mouth were lifted slightly), then after the interrogation was over she was still thinking about it and even said 'it was ugly but thrilling.’

This was her still thinking about what happened.

Then when he came back alive and took her hostage you could really tell. At first glance, she did seem disinterested I admit. But when you watch it again, and you pay close attention to the way they look at each other, watch their body language and etc, you can tell they feel something. Whether it be lust, fascination, desire, etc. Of course she was gonna act all hard and tough, I mean he’s a psychotic criminal and she was probably ashamed for her feelings (both because he’s crazy and younger than her), but you see moments where it looks like she lets her guard down and she’s close to giving in.  I know he liked both of them, but I think he feels more of a connection with Lee though. Don’t get me wrong, he and Barbara seemed to have chemistry too, but I think he has a soft spot for Lee. I noticed Jerome used to get annoyed with Barbara a lot. Like he would roll his eyes at her and shake his head and you could just tell she annoyed him. One of those times was when she punched Lee at the gala. And I know that’s how Joker is with Harley, but I still think he has more of a connection with Lee.  With Lee, he seems kind of protective over her in his own way. He has both saved and spared her life. In 'The Last Laugh’ he saved her from being stabbed by Barbara. Then in 'Smile Like You Mean It’ and 'The Gentle Art of Making Enemies’ she’s the only one he didn’t try to hurt or anything. In 'Smile Like You Mean It’ he killed two cops, and Dwight. Then in 'The Gentle Art of Making Enemies’ he went after Bruce and was gonna kill Alfred too. Then he made his own torture circus, where he and his cult tortured many innocent people. He dropped that guy into the piranha tank, and he stabbed the clown that was doing Bruce’s makeup. He even shot someone from his own cult just because he was cheering for him too loud. All he did to Lee was hold her hostage, and then tied her hands to the examination table. He didn’t hurt, or kill her. And believe me, he had plenty of motive.. considering Jim is the one that put him in Arkham in the first place. He knows how much Lee meant to Jim, and he knew it would have been the best way to hurt him.. but all he did was tie her up, and gag her. And a lot of people say that he only spared her life for the sake of keeping her character on the show, but why did they choose Lee’s character to be there anyway? Usually, I would’ve thought it was a coincidence, had it not been for the fact that Lee was always present during Jerome’s most important scenes. She was present during it all. She was there when he was first introduced (she was also the reason they were there in the first place. Both because she had circus tickets, and she’s the one that found out about Lila.) She was there when they found Lila’s body, she was in the interrogation room (which was the first, and last time she was in there while a suspect was being interrogated), she was at the GCPD when Jerome and the Maniax were shooting up the place, she was the one he and Barbara took hostage at the gala (she also witnessed his death), and she was the one he took hostage when he first woke up. The writers are in control of everything.. why would they choose Lee’s character out of all the other characters to be present during all these scenes?


Also “Everyone else has seen the Joker laugh, but only Harley has ever seen him cry.”- Arleen Sorkin. Lee held and comforted Jerome when they found his mother’s body (I know he was faking, but I still think it counts. The thing that stood out to me was the fact that Lee held him.. because I think Harley is the only one who gets to hold the Joker and see him cry.)

He wasn’t crying here, but she’s holding him from behind in a kind of similar way.


Plus there are many characteristics that she already has in common with Harley. Like the fact that she’s a doctor, with trauma training. Even though she’s not a professional psychiatrist like Harley, she basically is still somewhat of a therapist. Considering people always go to her when they need someone to talk to, plus she’s always giving therapeutic advice. Like she talked to Barbara about Jason, since that was the only way Barbara would have talked to anyone. We all know the reason now, but she still talked to her. Then she was the one Alfred called when he thought Bruce was going through some trauma from being kidnapped and needed someone to talk to. Lucious went to her and asked why someone would engage in such cat and mouse games like Ed was.  And Jim even called her a residential therapist.  A big bonus is not only is she a doctor, but she also worked at Arkham. That’s where she was first introduced on the show. Plus in the comics, Suicide Squad, and The Animated Series Joker calls Harley 'doc’ or 'doctor’ a lot. Lee is the only one Jerome calls doc.

There’s also some small, but relevant clues. Like the fact that her name is Leslie Thompkins, but she mainly goes by Lee. Lee is both in Harleen, and Harley (Harlee), so she could easily change her name to one of the two. Plus is you say it out loud, Thompkins can also kind of sound like ThompQuinns. Before Barnes was infected his name was Nathaniel Barnes, but when he got infected he renamed himself 'the executioner’. So she could change her name as well. I know Jim gave her the antidote, but the news reporter said there was only a 90% cure rate. Plus she was infected not only once, but twice. She first injected the blood into her arm willingly, and then she also got hit with it again when the bomb went off. Plus she didn’t want to take the antidote, so it may affect her differently than everyone else. And who’s to say the antidote would be 100% effective anyway.. considering it was the first batch that was made (I’m pretty sure, could be wrong though). My point is she could still come back, with a new persona. Anything could be possible at this point. She could still have some of the virus running through her veins, and she lied to Jim maybe. Or she could be cured, but because she liked the dark side so much she could choose to be bad still. I don’t believe Lee is gonna be gone long, because Morena didn’t say she anything about leaving the show or anything. So I believe she will be back. Maybe go back to Gotham and work at Arkham again? Or something along those lines. Another small but relevant clue is she has a sister. As far as I know Barbara was an only child, that little girl looked to be an only child, and I think Silver was an only child. But Silver isn’t possible anymore. Since she wasn’t in the finale. It’s narrowed down between the little girl, Lee, and Barbara. Possibly fish, but I seriously doubt it. Anyway in the comics Harley makes it known that she has a daughter with Joker named Lucy, who her sister takes care of.

So that’s a pretty big clue to me. Especially because it’s new 52 Harley (the one with red and black hair). Let’s also not forget the fact that the writers and David Mazouz said that Harley is definitely in the finale, and Lee was wearing all Harley colors in that episode. First she was wearing a black and white dress, then red and black, and then at the end of the episode she was wearing blue, red, black, and white. (other Harley colors).

Her outfits before the antidote:

Her entire outfit was red and black.. even her sunglasses, shoes, and purse.


After the antidote:

Plus Lee has been highlighted in red a lot this season. Like in the light her hair  highlights red, plus she wore red and black a few times (especially towards the finale), and her house was red and black.

Another small clue is she acted a lot like Harley when she had the virus. She was still corny, she laughed a lot, she was manipulative, she was flirty/ seductive, and a lot of people don’t talk about this, but her eyes turned blue in Babs and Tabs club (in the finale may I mention) and in the train. So she was wearing Harley colors, she had Harley traits (enhanced strength and agility; Throwing Butch across the bar), and her eyes turned blue.. all in the same episode which happens to be the episode Harley was supposed to appear in.

Her being corny/sarcastic/flirty:

Harley traits: Red and black, enhanced strength, and blue eyes.


And we have to narrow it down guys. The writers, and David both said Harley was for sure in the finale. Some more things they’ve said about Harley’s character is 'you may have already seen Harley as someone you thought you had met and known for a long time’, 'this person will somehow be connected to the Joker Cult World’, and 'Harley’s appearance is gonna be crazy.’ They said her appearance will be crazy enough to be the launching point into season four. So the only ones that match with all of these is Lee and Barbara. The little girl we didn’t meet nor know for a long time, as far as we know she isn’t connected to the Joker Cult World, but her first appearance was crazy. Some people are saying she had pigtails, and a red purse.. but I’m pretty sure she didn’t. She had one ponytail, and her purse was brown. She did however have a checkered skirt on, and a pink shirt I think.

Plus don’t get me wrong, but that family seemed happy. Harley’s family was damaged. Her father was a criminal, and her mother always compared her to evil people. She wanted to work at Arkham in the first place because she wanted to know why her father was the way he was. In this family the father actually tried to save his family, and the mother tried to guard her. I think they put that family in there randomly just to show Bruce starting to become Batman.. or maybe she will be the future Batgirl. I could actually see that happening, especially since Batgirl kind of looked up to Batman. This little girl will more than likely look up to Bruce since he saved her family. Cameron and Ben were once tweeting each other and Cameron said 'spoilers: BATGIRL’ or something along those lines. Ben also got asked if Batgirl was gonna be part of this universe and he said they’ve been talking about it and they have to see where Jim is, and where Barbara is. Plus someone asked Erin if Batgirl would be part of the show or something along those lines, and she said there probably wouldn’t be a baby because that would be the end for Barbara. So the show is talking about bringing Batgirl in it, but Erin said their probably wouldn’t be a baby. So I could really see that little girl becoming Batgirl. I think they’re either planning on doing that, or it was just a coincidence. I honestly don’t think she’s Harley. Nothing really 'screamed Harley’  to me other than the fact that she appeared in the episode they said Harley would be in, and the checkered skirt and pink shirt. I think it would be a bad move for them to make her Harley. Because the actress herself was really young. People are saying Lee and Barbara are too old for Jerome.. well the little girl is too young for Jerome and Cameron. I know Harley is supposed to be younger than Joker and Batman, but if this little girl is Harley then we won’t get to see any scenes between Harley and Jerome. People are gonna get mad at me, but be honest, when you think of Joker who else do you think of? Harley. And when you think of Harley who else do you think of? Joker. Sometimes Ivy. Erin Richards herself said they’re a team. We won’t get any Jarley scenes if Cameron is 23 and the little girl is probably 12. Don’t you all want to see Jerome and Harley interaction scenes? Or even Harley and Ivy scenes. Once again there won’t be any scenes between Harley and Ivy due to the fact that Maggie is 30 and the little girl is around 12. Now I would be okay if they were just showing the little girl to introduce her, and then maybe recast her with someone older.. but I really don’t think it’s her. She only adds up to one thing, out of three.

Then there’s Barbara, who adds up with all three. We’ve met and known her for a long time, she’s connected to the Joker Cult World (she’s interacted with Jerome), and I thought it was pretty crazy that she got electrocuted. That could probably be crazy enough to be the launching point into season four. But once again, I really don’t think she’s gonna be Harley either. She could be, and I guess I would be okay with that if she portrays her right, but I really don’t think she is. You all are gonna think I’m crazy, and I probably am for thinking this, but what if Barbara is gonna be Livewire? Now I know her background and stuff doesn’t match Livewire’s, but she did get electrocuted. If I remember correctly Livewire was electrocuted (I don’t know too much about her, so go easy on me.. I’m probably wrong). There are a few different versions of how it happened. Like in one version she was about to be in a helicopter crash when Supergirl saved her. But Supergirl got struck by lightning and the electricity went through her and to Leslie. Another version I think Superman was trying to save her from the stage because it caught on fire and he got electrocuted and it passed through her as well. My point is, pretty much in every version, Leslie became livewire through electrocution. Also when Leslie becomes Livewire her hair turns blue (in some versions bluish-gray) and her eyes get a really light blue. Also her skin becomes really pale. Barbara was really pale, and her eyes were really blue when she got electrocuted. She could have died and it’s only natural for her to look like that.. but what if she didn’t die? I believe it’s possible. Not to mention, in Supergirl Leslie was blonde and had blue eyes, like Barbara. Plus as far as I know, Livewire is seductive and a little corny as well. And I’m not sure how accurate this is, but someone said one of the writers said they would like for Barbara and Harley to team up when Babs and Tabs break up. Harley, Livewire, and Poison Ivy teamed up for a little bit in the animated series. Plus I know Livewire is more of a Superman villain, but she does make appearances in Batman the Animated Series. I’m probably wrong, but it’s possible. Either that or maybe the electrocution will make her sane? Maybe Barbara herself will become Batgirl?

I believe she could still become Harley though. She looked pale, and she was already displaying Harley- like character traits. In Suicide Squad movie Joker shocks Harley’s brain.. so it’s still possible. Also to be fair, I’m not counting anyone out, there was also Fish in that episode, but I highly doubt she’s Harley. She does have some characteristics.. such as using a bat for a weapon, she’s bi, she has one blue eye, and she wears black and red all the time. But her personality doesn’t match Harley’s in the slightest. She’s more of a leader, and she’s mainly about power and respect. So the one I really think is Harley is Lee. She’s a character we’ve thought we’ve known and loved for a long time (she’s changed a little bit every season. In season one she was this corny, sarcastic, lovable doctor. Then in season two she was still the same, but she was becoming a little darker, and then in season three we got to see a really dark side of her. One that acts a lot like Harley). She’s connected to Jerome (Joker Cult World) she even nursed one of his cult members and she’s seen how they dress. She was present during most of his important scenes, and she’s interacted (and flirted) with him. And I wouldn’t necessarily say her leaving was crazy, since she said she was going to for a while now, but it did kind of leave us hanging. Plus her leaving and coming back bad again could be a good launching point. Now, when she injected herself with the virus and first became evil, that was pretty crazy. Maybe that’s what they meant? 


“She’s definitely one of the more unpredictable members of the squad. She also used to be a psychiatrist so she has an extensive knowledge of mental illnesses and how to manipulate people– I’m sorry, well, she has a lot of knowledge on how to profile people, pick their triggers, and as Harley Quinn she kind of utilizes that to just manipulate people and mess with them.” - Margot Robbie. When Lee was infected with the virus she manipulated Jim by saying she was in love with him. I honestly don’t think she loved Jim anymore.. because when you love someone you put their needs before your own. She literally gave him no other choice but to take the virus, knowing how much he didn’t want to. She was gonna let him die if he didn’t take the virus. It was basically a lose-lose situation for Jim and a win-win situation for Lee. And she didn’t want to be with the normal Jim, she only wanted to be with him while he had the virus. So Lee didn’t love Jim.. at least not truly love him. Because if she did she would have put his needs before hers. They basically confirmed this.

Unrequited Love: Unrequited love or one-sided love is love that is not openly reciprocated or understood as such by the beloved. The beloved may not be aware of the admirer’s deep and strong romantic affection, or may consciously reject it.


Another thing that I want to point out is Lee craved darkness all this time. I called it from day one since she watched Jerome in the interrogation room. She was watching him with intrigue, and you can see her smirk slightly when he revealed his true nature. “It’s pretty obvious when you think about it. Perfect Doctor Lee Thompkins, why would she be drawn to a man with so much darkness and such an appetite for violence? Unless something inside her liked it. Craved it. Needed it.” This makes me think of that sickness Harley has, where it turns her on when her partner does something bad. So if she craved darkness all this time, there’s no way she wasn’t at least a little attracted to Jerome. He’s the darkest character on the show. 

And don’t you all find it a little strange that there was two ‘Doctor Leslie Thompkins’ on the show? Because I do. This is probably the craziest theory I’ve ever had, but what if Lee’s real name was Harleen, and she stole the other woman’s identity.. Yeah this is by far the craziest theory, but I just think it’s so weird that there was two. I know the show loves to keep us guessing, but I’ve also noticed they love to give hints and subtly foreshadow things.

She’s even credited as ‘Doctor Leslie Thompkins’ in the cast.

Some more things that are small but relevant clues:

1. She’s seen how Mary Loyd does her makeup (The heart under the same eye as Harley) 


2. She has the obsession part

First she was obsessed with Jerome’s case, then she was obsessed with blaming Jim for Mario’s death, and then she was obsessed with Jim taking the virus and embracing ‘who he really is’. She’s a character of obsession, as is Harley.


3. Histrionic Disorder: 

Histrionic Personality Disorder:

-Dress provocatively and/or exhibit inappropriately seductive or flirtatious behavior

Her whole outfit screamed ‘look at me!’ Her breasts were popping out big time, her eyeliner was heavy enough to draw attention to her, and she was wearing sunglasses. I know wearing sunglasses is normal, but I don’t know about you all but I notice someone a lot faster when they’re wearing sunglasses. 

Her inappropriately flirting with Alfred 


-Shift emotions rapidly


-Act very dramatically, as though performing before an audience, with exaggerated emotions and expressions, yet appears to lack sincerity

(She’s done this quite a lot actually. She made a huge scene and outed Jim in front of the other GCPD officers, she especially did this when she went to the GCPD and told Harvey she buried Jim alive. Not to mention she threw Butch across the bar, not caring who saw.)


-Be overly concerned with physical appearance


-Constantly seek reassurance or approval


-Be gullible and easily influenced by others

(It didn’t take much effort from Jervis to convince her Mario’s death was ‘all her fault’. She’s more gullible than you would expect.)


-Be excessively sensitive to criticism or disapproval

(She was yelling at Jim and blaming him for Mario getting infected, but when Jim stood up for himself, she seemed really hurt.)


-Not think before acting


-Make rash decisions


-Be self-centered and rarely show concern for others



4. Similarities/parallels 

5. She’s 'sane’ right now, but I believe she will return and be bad again. This is a common thing for Harley. She switches from good to bad a lot 


8. Hers and Jerome’s connection..


They show common body language signs of attraction:

1. Mirroring: Copying the other’s gestures, word phrases, etc.


Frequent touching:

She squeezed his bicep.

I understand it’s only normal for her to grab a hold of him out of surprise.. but one of her hands was on his already, and then she hesitantly placed her other hand on top of his other hand. 


Prolonged eye contact: Not to mention the way they look at each other. I haven’t seen them look at anyone else the way they look at each other. You don’t look at just anyone like that.

9. Morena basically confirmed herself as Harley: I think her emoji‘s meant she visited Mad Hatter in Arkham, which then linked to her injecting herself with the virus, and becoming Harley Quinn. <3

Both Lee and Harley have high-intelligence listed as one of their abilities. Amanda Waller once called Harley a genius. 

This is really long and probably very unorganized and I apologize. There’s also probably a lot of mistakes, but I hope you all can overlook them :) I know I said I wouldn’t miss anything, but knowing me I probably missed a lot. If you agree please let me know, I love feedback. If you don’t that’s perfectly fine just please be respectful is all I ask :) 

anonymous asked:

I've noticed that with thor ragnarok coming out the loki apologists have crawled back from the shadows so question: what it is that makes mcu loki so popular as a character even after all these years, IYO?

ah yes, let’s talk about that loveable bastard loki! y’know with a lot of popular characters, the cringe factor of their fandoms can sometimes turn ppl off them after a while and make you forget that these are actually genuinely interesting and engaging characters. and loki, the cringiest of them all, is just a really engaging character. even if you don’t particularly like him, you can sympathise with him and understand where his bitterness and motivations come from. he’s like a pathetic character version of a 20 car pile up; you just can’t stop watching and wondering where the next fire will start next. he’s got all these paradoxical personality traits; he’s smart and artfully manipulative but also dumb as shit and makes the worst decisions, he’s utterly arrogant and believes himself better than most but deeply, deeply insecure and in constant need of validation, he’s fiercely ambitious but also doesn’t want power (let’s not even delve into his love/hate views on thor). he’s basically a big mess. 

marvel was very smart (or lucky?? i’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say smart) to hire that shakespeare loving fuck kenneth branagh to direct the first thor film bc if there was ever a director to nail the tragic villain and fucked up royal family dynamic it was that guy. the films makes a point of showing loki as a baby abandoned during a war for being a runt, as a child fighting for attention and then as an adult, chip on his shoulder fully developed. it was a good idea to have the film so cleanly cut between thor on earth w/ his problems and loki in asgard, slowly losing it, as you have enough time to think ‘fuck this loki guy is having a tough week’. the climax of the film basically boils down to loki trying to blow up an entire realm bc daddy no.1 didn’t want him and screaming and crying at his brother, while trying to kill him, bc daddy no.2 loved him more. i mean, fuck guys, that’s just some good shit right there.

the whole setting of the thor universe helps too. loki wouldn’t be half as appealing in his bullshit if he wasn’t a charming norse prince, who can do magic and knows how to rock a good colour scheme. and yeah, time to credit tom hiddleston here. the guy looks good crying. both he and hemsworth are so good in these roles, to the point where i personally can’t imagine anyone else playing them. i think the turning point in thor (2011) when you really sympathised with loki is that scene in the vault when he confronts odin. if they weren’t talking about frost giants and magic blue cubes, you could imagine it being an actual shakespeare scene. tom just did a great job making you really feel for this guy and his crying powers are used at full force. the scene is just two great actors getting fucking raw with each other, its just great and heartbreaking to watch.

the avengers film was what really rocketed loki in popularity tho. only like 12 ppl saw thor in theatres so it was loki crying and monologging his way through TA that really got people loving him. but if thor (2011) hadn’t set up loki as a tragic villain so well, the avengers would not have been as good, that’s just a fact. he has a scene baiting nearly every avenger, so there’s something for everybody to enjoy (and ship if they so choose), and he remains genuinely sympathetic imo. he’s just so laughable out of his depth. i mean, he’s a fucking idiot who makes nothing but awful life decisions, but remember all those ‘loki was possessed by the tesseract’ theories going around??? people still felt sorry for him, even if it wasn’t on apologist levels. it helped being the villain in arguably the biggest film of the decade. he is almost as recognisable as the avengers now and, probably, more beloved than a few of them.

as he stands as a character now? well, now that he’s no longer as hurting and angry as he used to be, its just interesting to see what he does next. he can fully become the god of mischief now and who doesn’t want to see that?

Norman Jayden always draws the shortest straw in Heavy Rain

Aka Heavy Rain is a dick to Norman Jayden

I know that I’m about five years too late to the party and that the Heavy Rain fandom seems pretty much dead by now, but I just need to get off my chest how badly Norman Jayden is treated in this game, more so than the other three playable characters imo and why.

Spoilers, obv.

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Written for the prompt: You’ve been dating your partner for six months. Tonight they’ve invited you to a work event, and as you step onto the red carpet, you realize it for the first time: you’re dating a celebrity. Bellamy Blake and Clarke Griffin style.

This can also be found on AO3!

“Look who deigned to grace us with her presence,” Jasper said in lieu of greeting when he saw his blonde friend making her way through the crowd towards her group of friends standing in the back near the jukebox. She wove her way through the crowded dance floor, knocking into a couple people in the process.

As she reached her friends, she gave them a sheepish smile. “Sorry I’ve been so MIA lately. The hospital’s been crazy,” she shrugged her shoulders in reply and reached for the glass of beer Jasper was holding. She finished it off and ignored Jasper’s protest as she turned and smiled at Raven. “So what’ve I missed?”

Raven grinned as she gestured for their server to bring another round of drinks. “Oh, you know. Just the usual. Jasper and Monty tried to hustle some biker thugs at pool and ended up losing out on a hundred bucks.”

“Someone beat our boys at pool?” Clarke asked with some surprise. Pool was the only sport Jasper and Monty had deemed cool enough to learn, and learn it they had. Most Friday nights, they could be found challenging any new faces that came into the little bar since all the regulars knew just how good the two actually were. They had a good system set up, except there hadn’t been many new faces lately, so they didn’t get to play for money nearly as often anymore.

“Hey, it was a close match,” Monty insisted, coming over to stand next to Raven and defend Jasper and himself. His drink in hand was nearly empty, and Clarke wondered how many everyone had drunk before she showed up.

“So we’re biker thugs now?” a deep voice behind Clarke cut in.

Clarke turned around quickly, startled, to see the owner of the voice. He was so close, she smacked into him when she turned. Graceful, Griffin, she cursed herself. Whoever she just bumped into reached out a hand onto her shoulder to steady her. Chiding herself for how ridiculous she had to come off, Clarke took a step back and appraised the guy. Tall, muscular, and dishevelled. And handsome. She couldn’t forget that adjective.

“So I exaggerated a bit on the details,” Raven shrugged. The waitress came over with drinks, and they all gladly grabbed one. “Clarke, meet the biker thug Bellamy and his biker thug friend Miller. The girl over there talking to Lincoln is Bellamy’s sister Octavia. There was a couple with them, too, but they seem to have disappeared.” Raven glanced around for the couple in question, but didn’t seem to see them anywhere.

Bellamy shrugged, “Emori and Murphy are probably making out somewhere. They’ll resurface when they’re nice and ready.” Clearly, it was a common theme for them.

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Morgan Rielly - The concert

 Request: Can I request a Morgan Rielly imagine where it’s the first time you’re meeting the team? And Mitch and Auston say/do stuff to embarrass Mo? Sorry if it too specific!!!!! Thank u!!

Warnings: None

I must have changed my outfit 8 times by now and I still have a tough time to decide if I want my hair up or down, how can this be so hard? I haven’t been this nervous since I applied for collage. Today is the day I’m meeting Morgan’s teammates; those guys are his family away from family. Morgan met my friends a week ago and now I understand why he was so nervous, this is awful.

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1. First things first, if someone wanted to read your stories where can they find them.

Either on tumblr, or AO3. I prefer people reading them on AO3 though.

2. Tell us a little about yourself.

Okay, here goes. I’ve never been too great at talking about myself in a positive light but I’ll do my best here.

My real name and age are something I keep very private from this blog. There’s a real sharp divide between this blog and my real life.

You guys have taken to calling me Ten, and it’s growing on me. So that’s my name now — I’m Ten. I’m starting to like it more than my real (and unusual) name.

Anyway about me…I’m a serial procrastinator, dog mom to a tiny yorkie, and I like to think I give good advice, as tons of you guys have told me so when I help with problems over anon. I live in Canada, and I’m the author to about 12 (I think?) fics by now, which is more than I ever would if everyone hadn’t been so receptive and nice.

I don’t know if you’ll find this an interesting fact or a sad one, but I do tons of my writing in the hospital. I’m there a lot as I’ve got a plethora of health issues, and it gives me something to do with my time there, and makes it that much more tolerable. For that, I say thank YOU all for reading.

3. What do you never leave home without?

My laptop. It’s always in a sling case so I can write wherever I go.

4. Are you an early bird or a night owl?

I am worse than a night owl, I’m like a 4 AM owl. If there was a poster child for bad sleep schedules, it would be me.

5. If you could live in any fictional world which one would you choose and why?

God, I don’t trust fictional worlds. They’re all horrible in their own ways, and I wouldn’t last a day.

If I could live anywhere (and have wifi,) I’d live on the island of Themyscira from Wonder Woman.

6. Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met.

Um, does Brendon Urie noticing me on a livestream count?

But nah, I did meet Dan and Phil during their live show tour. I’ve been watching their videos for years, so it was a big deal to me. Still wild to me how tall they are.

7. What are some of your favorite movies/TV?

Okay, I am so bad with movies, I rarely watch them. But I do watch plenty of TV shows — here’s just a couple of the ones I enjoyed: Brooklyn Nine Nine (you guys KNOW how much I love this show), 13 Reasons Why (I know there’s controversy surrounding it but I think that save for a few scenes it was done well), Stranger Things, Chuck, the old Twin Peaks, Teen Wolf, Flashpoint, Your Lie In April (a fantastic anime) and I just started The Bold Type.

8. What are some of your favorite bands/musicians?

I listen to SO MUCH RANDOM STUFF. My spotify has about 10 or so different playlists and they all have different vibes. I guess right now I’ve been into The Cab, Blackbear, Porter Robinson, and The Neighbourhood, but that’s probably going to change in like, two days. I’m also currently in love with the songs Shelter by Madeon and Porter Robinson, and Only by RY X.

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anonymous asked:

I’m torn! I liked the episode but I also feel really anxious about it. Why Oliver doesn't trust her anymore? He admitted that he and Diggle had let her fall deeper and that maybe she didn't feel like she belonged this season and yet he doesn't back her play. Help me understand this please because I don't want to think like this about him. I wanted to enjoy episode 20 but this is upsetting.

Don’t come to tumblr/twitter much because of my job but I love Arrow, though I’ve only been watching it for a year. There are some I’ve been following that were really vocal about 5.19: they’ve basically been saying Oliver isn’t good enough for Felicity now and are angry at him for not trusting/backing her like she has him. Is it them who don’t understand or me? I thought it showed Oliver afraid. No mistrusting. And Felicity asking for equality. I saw a reply you gave once but I don’t know anyone who does them like that.

I wasn’t going to answer these initially because I feel they’ve been answered so fully by the names just below this but… I HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF OLICITY FEELS THAT CANNOT BE DENIED.

I needed to vent them! Overuse of gifs ahoy!

OK, first? Q2 Anon: I can give you the names of a few people who answer questions FAR better than I ever could if you’d like?

There’s @jbuffyangel (who did her usual amazing review of the episode which should answer all of your questions/worries) @callistawolf and @louiseblue1

There are others that I’m sure you’ll find if you explore a bit ;)

There isn’t really much I can say past what hasn’t already been said by the 3 above.

But I need to clarify (even though you can’t answer) something Anon 1. You liked the episode?

JUST liked?

Well I just about had a mini coronary. Honey, I don’t think you were seeing it properly. Episode 19 was like a piece fanfiction come to life. It was an episode to grin hard about and watch whilst gripping the edge of your seat. Something to feel deep in your chest the next day.

Everything in it – EVERY SINGLE SCENE – was a moment I’ve been waiting on pins to see.

And I mean, purely from the point of view of a fan: how could you not adore the return of the looks and the talking:

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True, I DO think they made us wait a tad too long (kill me now – @scu11y22 knows especially, after episode 9 how close I came to having a full on shit-fit – but just a shit-fit, not a loss of hope) for this but I also believe that they wanted the whole Prometheus Vs Oliver = Oliver’s lowest moment score to occur prior to any progression that could be made between Oliver and Felicity…

It’s because they want them - their steps back to each other - to be part and parcel with Prometheus’s defeat.

And Prometheus is representative of Oliver’s demons. Of his darkness and his pain. 

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Something he can no longer run from like he has been doing for years. What he needs to face and defeat, to strive beyond.

It’s all so that the penultimate moment, episode 20, can mean so much more and have triple the affect it would have had without this.

Oliver can’t defeat Prometheus with his current mind-set. He can’t even stand against him: Prometheus has broken a vital piece of Oliver’s soul: his hope.

Think about it: Olicity closing the gap between them - healing that breach - each and reuniting possibly leading to the defeat of Prometheus. And what’s necessary for the defeat of Prometheus? For Oliver to step forwards into a light of his own making. A mission of his own choosing.

How much more epic can you get?

But you (Anon 1) (Anon 2, you’re fine girl/boy;)) were referring more to the deceptive lack of trust in this episode, correct?

That supposed absence of trust, the very thing that put a pause on this whole relationship? It’s an Oliver Queen smokescreen. Possibly subconscious on his part, at least initially. A not-so-flimsy cover up for Oliver’s real problem. A problem they’re going to bring about, in GREAT and uncompromising detail, in episode 20.

But let’s get into specifics.

It’s what we’ve been waiting for. And all of it, everything, was good. Everything coming will be better.

I think a problem a lot of people might also be having at the moment is the sudden rise of emotional intensity in the show.

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Yes, I know: random. But.

Arrow has always been intense but it increases with each season: the actors are pushed into doing scenes and playing roles they’ve never done before, into bending rules and breaking past boundaries. Season 5 has been exemplary in this. But there’s been an upswing from episode 16, especially in regards to OTA and Olicity, that wasn’t as present earlier on. It’s been very welcome, but also, a bit of a shock.

They’ve had to wait you see: there’s been too much story to tell first. We got a lot of Olicity before anything else in season 4 so they needed to be true to their other stories first but you all know the other reasons as well. Lord know’s I’ve gone on about them too.

So now, everything feels powerful. Penetrating. Worrying? The script was so forceful in Dangerous Liasons, so intense: every scene featuring Oliver and Felicity was a scene that left a mark on the audience. People are feeling the heat - the kind of heat exhibited in 3.20 - and it’s such a burn that it people might consider it an omen.

Don’t feel anxious about it: not at all. It’s about facing the truth. About Oliver and Felicity facing each other. About facing themselves…

And they found themselves in each other once upon a time.

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That still holds true. There was no way in hell that they were going to get to the root of each of their issues without them coming back to each other.

Oliver.

There’s no one he trusts, respects and admires more than Felicity Smoak.

But being honest with her - telling her about his 5.17 revelation (something he had to understand himself first) about his reasoning behind why he’s done what he’s done over the years - is something he thinks will make her fall out of love with him.

But it also might save her from becoming him.

This has absolutely nothing to do with trust.

For the first time, Felicity is the one he and Dig have to worry about… and like big tough Alpha males, it throws them completely out of whack.

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It’s not about a lack of trust or a deliberate choice not to be there for her when she has been there for him every single time he needed someone.

He can’t possibly be ok with her behaving like him because she’s more. She’s better. She’s the example he measures all other acts of goodness and evil against. No other woman (or man) has come close.

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And that’s just some of the examples and only the women.

But there’s been a lack of understanding between these two for the past year (A year… Christ, it’s been more than a year) and they need to hack it out but they wouldn’t be able to without a stimulus.

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Boom baby!

Now, Felicity TELLING Oliver that he doesn’t trust her was soooooo deeply satisfying, not because I agree with her. I don’t. She’s wrong. But I only know that because I’m the observer.

I loved it because she was finally being honest about how he’s made her feel. And how he’s made her feel isn’t just like she isn’t trusted:

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It’s lonely. Alone.

Originally posted by felicitysmoakq

She’s felt like she can’t go to him and ask for the assistance she needed, the help she wanted. The kind of love she deserves. Honestly, I’m pretty sure she didn’t want his help either. Not at this stage. She wanted to rely on herself. To decide for herself. To make the choices he and Dig have always made for her. To be their equal.

What she wanted was for him to say:

“I don’t like it. I don’t want you to do it. You’re asking me to stand back and watch you sell yourself because of a problem I caused. I don’t want it. It’ll hurt too much… but I’m going to. I’m going to because I trust you. You already know I love you. And now I’m going to prove what that actually means to me. I’m going to place all my trust in you because I believe. In. You.

Always.”

Wonderful, right?

But this is from the point of view of a woman who doesn’t fully understand Oliver Queen, through no fault of her own. She’s the closest any woman has ever come to truly knowing him: she DOES know him the best of everyone, even Thea…

And that is something he - subconsciously - can’t allow. He can’t have Felicity - the person he loves the most - close to his darkest demon. Can’t have her touched.

If she’d been ready at the time of their break up, maybe she would have seen something else and NOT a man who simply doesn’t trust her the way she craves to be trusted, the way she’d trusted him and still does trust him. Even after everything.

But she couldn’t help missing that because Oliver is emotionally stunted and very unaware of how his father’s promise and his survivor’s guilt have deepened that chasm inside him.

Oliver is also a man of his word.

Originally posted by andjustforthismoment

“We can protect her.”

He made a promise to himself and Dig and he was vehement in that promise.

It was a declaration of intent: I want her in this but not at the cost of what makes her… her.

Do you think that ever goes away for someone like Oliver? And do you think he ever forgets about that promise? No. It just grows stronger. It was crucial to him; especially right at the beginning of it all.

And for Felicity Smoak it is an absolute - a requisite - STRONGER than his need to protect Thea.

He grew to accept at the end of season 3 - after choosing for her for most of the season - that Thea’s life was her own, that her actions were her own, her body was her own to throw it onto fire if she wanted to.

He’d hate it… but he’d get it.

He can’t do that with Felicity because she’s his cornerstone.

Originally posted by oliverqueennn

Originally posted by nugetae

Originally posted by bazingagubicorn

Originally posted by andjustforthismoment

Originally posted by andjustforthismoment

Even after they broke up, even months later with this distance between them, she’s still the person who balances his world, who gives him structure.

Originally posted by lucyyh

When she first joined the team, she enabled his night work in a way he didn’t think possible and she was as safe as he could make her. Behind her computers. In HIS Foundry. Perfect.

Originally posted by yet-i-remain-quiet

She was where he could keep an eye on her and control how deep into the life she was. In fact she only ever touched close to danger when she was in the field, which was few and far between for this exact reason.

Originally posted by andjustforthismoment

Even when she opted – even when it was her choice – Oliver (and by extension Dig) only agreed when they could control the danger level.

Originally posted by andjustforthismoment

But even then, things can still go wrong.

Originally posted by fponthedl

The problem is that Felicity has always been just as ‘in deep’ as the boys.

But she’s their precious gem: their lucky charm. Their lighthouse, their way home. The heart of the team.

Originally posted by andjustforthismoment

Originally posted by songbin

What happens when a lighthouse goes dark?

Originally posted by sporkageddon

The way home – your eyes – vanishes.

You loose sight of reality.

It was taken for granted, Felicity’s natural light. Her faith. He thought if he left it alone, it was stay exactly as it was…

Originally posted by gothsmoak

The light on Oliver’s path – as pitiful and as small, as narrow and filled with thorns and without forks and choices as that way has become – was, in his head, taken fully away in episode 19. He was left asunder and confused.

Originally posted by olicity-i-believe-in-you

Adrift. Lost at sea…. he’s already lost at sea.

Originally posted by feilcityqueen

He was lost at sea for years until he chose to stay away from Starling (I prefer the name Starling City to Star City btw).

After his return, she became his anchor. Slowly.

Originally posted by bratvaolicity

Overtime.

Originally posted by nugetae

Moment by moment.

Originally posted by thecwarrow

Until she became irreplaceable.

And he didn’t realise just how deep that went… until he broke her heart. Until she left him. Alone.

Originally posted by andjustforthismoment

They’re as alone as each other. Even when they’re with others. Even in a crowd. Even as they reached out to others, romantically or otherwise and it didn’t heal them.

Case in point: look at where they are right now. He thinks he’s a sociopathic serial killer and she’s willing to destroy her life to bring down the man who made him feel that way.

She is doing for Oliver what Oliver did for Thea in season 3.

All she’s asking is for him to let her.

But he can’t.

He promised Dig he’d protect her. Just her. 

Not Laurel or Thea or Sara or anyone else, not even Dig… Felicity was the one whom he’d never have twisted. The one neither of them could or would sacrifice. IRREPLACEABLE.

Most importantly, he can’t have her become him. He’s been protecting her from that since day 1: he can’t fathom its possibility.

Oliver has paid a lot of prices, sacrificed so much of himself. And he’s lost things and people.

Her soul is the one price too high to pay.

Yet Oliver feels like everything he has touched, every person who’s into contact with him, has suffered because of him.

And now? …He feels what’s she doing with helix, how she’s behaving is because of him. A darkness that never comes out created by him. To Oliver, he has created this path of a deepening darkness for the woman he loves. Now he has to put up with what she’s been putting up with for years. And he doesn’t like it.

Drink it is:

Like a husband who’s argued with his wife, had his words royally and correctly thrown back at him and in the dog house. Big time!

What Oliver doesn’t realise is that light can alter over time. It can grow warmer or more distinct. Stronger. Can shift and shine a new way. A better way. A softer way. Some lights can draw weaker ones out and strengthen them.

Has anyone noticed the increased use of both purple and green this year on Arrow? Oliver’s and Felicity’s colours. 

Not a coincidence.

Originally posted by whoeveryoulovethemost

When he sees her for who she really is, when he finds out how her view of him – in walking in his shoes – has changed, has grown, when he discovers that his confession doesn’t have the affect on her he thought it would, when she actually gives him a new and brighter understanding of herself… he’ll see her light for what it is. For the beauty in it. And he’ll love her all the more for it.

I think he’s going to tell her – when their air is ruining out, whilst he’s hurt and she’s defenceless – his painful truth and he’ll be waiting for the worse case scenario reaction from her.

And… I feel like he’s going to be given the shock of his life. Or something to that affect. (Am I just desperate?)

Whatever happens, it’ll make him view her as an equal in every sense of the term – he thought he already did, but there was still that last layer of bubble wrap for him/her to pop.

And in walking in her shoes – in trying to move on, in watching her make the hard choices and being powerless to stop her, in being on the other side of the fence and being the one who doesn’t get listened to – his understanding and already super high regard for her will shoot past the stratosphere.

Like Wendy said:

“She’s been through something now, and she sees him in a different light — and he also sees her in a different light. There’s a lot more mutual understanding, and even though I think it’s hard to top the mutual respect they already have for each other, that goes up as well.”

Won’t be surprised if they leave the bunker shooting each other awed, heart-eyed looks and thinking ‘wow’.

Remember the song?

I am so sorry that I bothered you
Now I know why you have to hide
I didn’t know what you were going through
All I could see was my own sign

I will just fade away
I will let you be here
I won’t say a word until you come to me
Until you come to me
Until you come to me

They just tell me what you’re in there for
How could I know you did not say?
But now I know what I am living for
Tomorrow will be just another day

I will close my eyes
And I hear a quiet peep
I will wait in the shadows until you come to me
Until you come to me
Until you come to me, oh

Ah, sweet youth will all too quickly end
And we will never be this free
So all I ask is that we look again
Before we grow too old to see

I will fall alone
My elm was sweet and envy
Still I will be crying until you come to me
Until you come to me
Until you come to me, ah

Understanding. Readiness. Love. Trust. Heart.

I’ll be waiting for you. Until you come to me.

It’s a mutual thing (though I do think this refers to Felicity more than Oliver).

And then it’ll be almost as easy as falling, his new ideal. I think she’ll give him a new point of view. Or, at the very least, a way to see it differently.

Very soon they’ll be ready for each other. The right fit.

A hero for a hero.

Originally posted by klarolicityswan

She has to open the door but he needs to make her want to first. Strip each other down to the core.

And, come 5.22 (?) he needs step on through it all on his own.

They’re going to fall in sync.

And by 5.23 we’re finally going to breathe that breath of sweet relief.

Originally posted by 6pinky-winky

anonymous asked:

Scenario: The team trusts Keith, there was no rift between him and the team, they kept constant contact even after Keith went to the BoM. Stuff happened and Keith is alone in that Galra fighter, Haggar's ship shield still up and running, planet bomb about to explode. Whether he contacts the team or not is your decision. Would Keith still try to sacrifice himself? [*sends this to 3 other people cause I love all of you*]

Honestly? He would, absolutely 100% still make that call no matter what the circumstances regarding himself were personally. 

He would because the situation hasn’t changed despite this. The way things are unfolding are exactly the same. Voltron and the mission is still compromised. Something needs to be done and everyone is in jeopardy. The shield had to come down, they needed to take it down or else all would be lost including Voltron. 

Keith ‘If i have a chance to do something and make a difference i have to take it’, finds himself in this position. He knows and has proof that Voltron can operate without his presence. He isn’t putting the mission at risk, or anyone else because it’s just him on this ship. This is a choice he can make by himself without putting anybody else in danger. 

But it could get people out of danger. It could get Voltron out of danger. 

Note, could. If the chance is there to make a difference he will take it and he always has done. Gonna throw this out here because listening to him talk afterwards has me thinking A LOT. uh yeah. hm. Interesting. 

yeah. these two shots together and looking at what he’s actually saying and how in each is still :) :) Very Interesting. 

Keith takes risks and chances, but when he’s not being impulsive it’s not without calculating the pay off and evaluating the pros and cons. Whilst being instinctive and intuitive he’s also pragmatic and logical in nature. You wouldn’t expect this to make sense but honestly it does, it’s the duality of keith. THE DUALITY OF KEITH as madi called it is honestly…. SO INTERESTING. 

anyway, this makes me Think a lot that he said this immediately after like that. I just…. knowing Keith and how he operates it just shows that despite this being a choice he will commit himself to 100% there still is the “if i have the chance, i will take it” / “maybe not with our weapons”. 

hearing keith talk without certainty about something especially a decision he’s going to make is always a big indicator for me to sit up and listen even closer than usual because…. when he breaks the general imperative mood laced into how he speaks, or softens it a little (breaks probably is the wrong word bc it’s something that surrounds a lot of him be it actions and words), it’s always extremely telling. there are a few other key moments where he does this in terms of breaking speech patterns that indicate internal conflict in making a decision but honestly the mindscape for one is a really great example of this generally speaking. 

From the outset of the entire show he’s been shown to be able to make tough calls, at the expense of his own self and emotions. He is able to place the greater good above himself. I think i spoke about this earlier and said something like he doesn’t give himself the luxury of indulging his own personal needs. Somewhere, haha.

I also doubt he would open the comms. For three reasons:  

  1. That could potentially put someone else in danger unnecessarily. Someone in the vicinity may attempt to come in and stop him, and his sacrifice may well cost more than his life. 
  2. He needs to be decisive here and commit fully to his actions. No actions and words are wasted with Keith ever. he needs to be firmly objective. Bringing the team into it and calling them or saying goodbye could compromise that. 
  3. It’s better for everyone if he doesn’t do that. That would emotionally compromise not just himself but everyone else. Once his part is done, they still have a mission to complete and finish up. Knowing about his sacrifice at that time could potentially sabotage their entire ability to operate to their best capacity and finish this thing, or force someone to make a decision in poor judgement based on their emotions and grief ect. (Keith knows all about this, just look at S3 - but that’s also a nuanced situation other things are happening there too

His choice to fly into the barrier was not born from an emotional response or from his own feelings and what he is going through emotionally, it was in spite of that. Choosing to do it for himself and how he’s feeling would be selfish, and Keith is anything bUT selfish. He is so selfless

The one time we see him TRULY doing 100% for himself to gather answers and information for his own past, he still gives up a PERSONAL cause and quest for answers. He does this for the greater good and the mission: 

And as we witness through his mindscape prior to this scene, the internal conflict through his projections ect. and how this choice being a selfish one is playing on his mind and a fear. 

If he had to make the choice in 4x06 again… I honestly do not think he would take it back because no action is wasted and Keith seems to have such a desire for set and fixed purpose too in many respects. He’s committed himself to it and this course of action, this action. So taking it back would be a waste of his actions and his resolve - make it all for nothing. That would make his actions meaningless. 

Keith + choices is really interesting in my opinion, so much to say on that topic. We should talk definitely about it some more….. ;) 

TLDR:

This decision is heavily situational, not circumstantial in a personal sense. By that I guess I’m trying to say it is based on what’s unfolding around him, not within him. Keith is rooted in doing the right thing and saving the mission and Voltron. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t feeling things, of course he was!! 

But he doesn’t allow himself a moment to hesitate or waver. You can see on his face this expression is just so… he’s gritting his team and bracing himself and he just goes. 

Keith has demonstrated time and time again that he will give and give for the cause and the greater good. To alarming amounts. We’ve seen this in canon. 

He’s capable of doing this and prepared to do this not just in terms of his life but even in terms of sacrificing how he’s perceived by his own team (”that’s cold even for you” / “you’re just thinking of yourself” ect. ect) in making a tough decision if he believes it’s an objective choice.

The difference here with this particular moment and choice is that we’ve never seen it on this scale before. Sure, we’ve seen him sign up to what was called a “suicide mission” and go into a very perilous situation - but that was still on the premise he would get the job done and get out. That was under the believe he could complete the task and get out in one piece. He wasn’t going on that mission with the ASSUMPTION he would die. There was a risk, but he fully intended to come out of that successful. 

This is different, because this is a one way street. And there’s no way he doesn’t know that for certain. It’s all over his face. 

I spoke a little bit about his expressions here and why in particular the very first expression we see from him is genuinely horrifying and continues to make me just……. 

I felt very scared to see this face. because it just says everything it’s a very rare thing to see this in Keith - the absence of a real expression… just look at his eyes like it’s genuinely CHILLING. like i cannot look at it for too long because i just feel so unsettled bc this expression is very different to Keith’s default way of expressing himself and he is so expressive. i said more about that in the link above!! 

Despite knowing it will be at the cost of his own life, he is prepared to do whatever it takes to keep the mission and Voltron secure. If this is what it takes and if he has a chance to do it and get something done, he will do it. That wouldn’t change in what you described. 

Thanks for asking me this, it was fun to discuss and explore! Sorry for rambling….. hahahha. 

Yurio's Mysterious Past – Yuri on Ice Meta/Analysis

I’ve been thinking about Yurio for a while and his mysterious past. Mostly about how he’s changed over the years. We first see him looking like a vulnerable little child in his flashback in Episode 3.

So how does he change from this child…

To the Russian Punk…

and then to this beautiful and strong skater

FACTS/TIMELINE:

  • Yurio is a next generation skater.
  • His grandpa raised him in Moscow for a time.
  • At 10 years old, Yurio moved his home rink from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
  • He’s been the main provider for his family since his days in the rookie division.
  • Yurio won his past 3 junior championships.

So as you can see, there are some gaps in the timeline, which leave room for questions. The beginning of this speculation will all be about filling in the gaps and then how he grows throughout the show.

QUESTION #1: Why did Yurio move to St. Petersburg?
Well, the most obvious answer would be to train under Viktor’s coach, Yakov. The anime leads us to believe that Yurio admires and looks up to Viktor. At this time, Viktor would have been 22 and since he’s won 5 consecutive GPF that would have been during that time.

Once Yurio arrives there, he participates in Yakov’s summer camp (where Otabek also is). I do think this was a “make it or break it” moment for Yurio. Reflecting on it, Yurio tells Otabek, “I was desperate. I decided I wouldn’t complain until I was good enough.” Something happened in his family, something tore them apart. Possibly this is also when Yurio became the main provider for his family. He either needed to make money by skating, or do something else that could bring money.

What really sells me on the pain Yurio encountered is this line:

I think this speaks deeply to the pain Yurio has gone through. Soldiers aren’t just strong. They go through hardship after hardship, they’ve experienced pain, and seen things far beyond their wildest nightmares. The eyes of a soldier. Yurio is pleased to be described that way. Finally someone noticed how much he’s been through.

But he gets this look like: “Me? Am I really worthy of being called that?” And then he seems to lose himself to memories.

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