there's lot's of flashing

anonymous asked:

Does Snart actually use puns on the shows? Because him using puns pops up in almost every fic with him but I can't remember him using them in the live action canon? At least not to the point where I'd notice it or call it a recognizable trait

I have just the gifset for this (season 1 puns)

(it could also be noted that other people use more puns around him, like how in 1x04 one of his lackeys asks him if his gun froze his brains)

Why do I kind of want to write and/or read Flashweather all of a sudden? 

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Never forget.

Say what you want, FLCL is a smart show, beneath the flash and the sparks, theres a lot of story to be gotten from visuals and things that go unsaid. Someone is constantly hiding something and it takes a few watches to suss it all out. I’m glad i spent tonight rewatching it

anonymous asked:

do you have any ships which you just -know- will be endgame? On currently airing shows?

hmmmmm the only ones im positive about are:

  • stiles/lydia (teen wolf) 
  • magnus/alec (shadowhunters) and probably clace and sizzy too
  • oliver/felicity (arrow)
  • barry/iris (the flash)

and theres a lot more that im like 90% on but those are the only ones that i just -know- :)

anonymous asked:

So we're seeing in LoT that Len is changing for whatever reason but it is happening with regards to saving the world etc. In the flash family of rogues episode Barry says to Len about not letting his past define him. Now obviously I'm not saying everything is down to Barry, but do you think we are starting to see Len as someone who is finally able to let go of his past and as someone who wants to ensure he never becomes like his father?

Okay this has been in my inbox 2k5ever, but that’s because I was struggling to decide how to answer it haha. But ultimately I agree, but there’s so much more I would add, because it’s not about 2x03, it’s about his entire arc. So I’ll unpack my thoughts on this a bit…


One thing I think is important to note is that Len has been changing since his first appearance in The Flash 1x04. In 1x04, even though he doesn’t want the guard to get hurt, Len himself killed three people outright (two of them other criminals, one of them a random innocent stranger), each with arguably little genuine necessity. He also endangered a train full of completely innocent people, including children.

But in 1x10, with Mick at his side, he steals a painting but no one gets hurt, and he kidnaps Caitlin but ensures that Mick doesn’t burn her, and makes sure things are set up so that they don’t have to kill her if they succeed in their aims of killing the Flash. The only one he tries to hurt that episode is the Flash, and collateral damage is highly minimized (and localized to a particular street). Still, his goal that episode is murder, and he is willing to cut down Caitlin Snow or whoever else he has to in order to accomplish it. Lisa and/or her crew definitely kill some guards at the end, off screen, in order to help Len and Mick escape.

In 1x15, Len, with Mick’s help and later Lisa’s, kills a fair few men in the mafia, both at Don Santini’s house and at the casino. He also kidnaps Cisco and temporarily maims his brother, which Cisco himself likens to torture. 

But note that by 1x15, the collateral damage is way lower. Len and his Rogues kill who they intend to kill, main instead of killing when they can, and don’t put anyone at risk when it isn’t necessary for their aims. No innocent bystanders are in their way save for the people who run out of the casino, and those people aren’t in genuine danger of Len and Lisa, though potentially from a ricochet bullet of the Santini’s. And at the end of this episode, Len agrees to stop killing bystanders and innocent people altogether (and maybe to stop killing altogether; it’s unclear to me if this deal extends to the Santini family and other criminals but I choose to believe it doesn’t really, or doesn’t extend to anyone threatening Len’s life).

So it’s not just 2x03 that has an influence on Len changing. Len’s been changing from the moment we saw him. And I think a big part of it is working alongside the one person he trusts (Mick), so that he doesn’t have to be so harsh and so cutthroat because he’s got someone he knows can watch his back. I think another major part is having his sister back in his life, the person who he cares about more than anything, the one he wants to protect, and the person who I think is his heart, is the reason that Len turned out as good as he did, learned to love and care for more than just himself (link). Having her in his life again, spending more time together, helped bring out the side of him that was more ready to actually enjoy what he was up to rather than just doing it out of compulsion, had him wanting to change and grow, and not hurt innocents like Cisco.

By 1x22, we see more of that, with Len saving Barry’s life, even though he betrayed Barry (and he technically upheld his end of the deal in protecting Barry and his friends and in getting them safely to the airfield, just saying). No one died except the person (Simmons) threatening Barry’s life, which I’d argue was a matter of defense and necessity (link). So Len has definitely changed his approach, and that he agreed to help the Flash at all, even for selfish reasons in the end, I think is very telling about how he’s changed over the course of season 1.

But you’re right in that 2x03 did represent a massive shift for Len on a lot of levels. I think it has less to do with being told that there is good in him – although I do think that had an impact – and a lot to do with being out of the shadow of his abuser. Because Len has always known he doesn’t want to turn out anything like Lewis, has despised his father for years, even if he couldn’t before bring himself to kill Lewis. But with having Lewis finally dead, with having done it himself, freed himself from that emotional constraint and prison still holding him, the constant fear for Lisa that would’ve gone along with Lewis’s continued existence? Len is free in a new way. Free to grow. Free to fulfill more of his own potential, to want to fulfill it, to want to have more and be more.

So yes, to quote you, “we are starting to see Len as someone who is finally able to let go of his past and as someone who wants to ensure he never becomes like his father”. He’s able to move so much beyond his past now, a clear dividing line between who he was and who he can be now. We see that when he doesn’t deny that there’s good in him, only asks how much being good pays. It’s an admission, that sure he’s not all bad, but he’s still not going to be what Barry is. And we see that in 2x09, when he goes to warn Barry about Mardon and Jesse – that is about honor, and thus a good part of Len, and Barry knows it, and Len can’t even deny it (link, link). 

And I think it grates on him, that change. It’s a slow-moving process, at least partially unconscious to start, and change can be scary, and fraught. It leaves us feeling vulnerable and untethered. I think that’s part of why he’s so keen to have Mick on the Legends trip with him, because he needs something he can hold on to, something he understands, someone he trusts. And because he genuinely wants this opportunity, wants to try being a ‘legend’ and wants to see what’s out there (and steal along the way, because he’s still him). And he wants his friend to share in that as well – they’re partners, after all (link).

So by mid-season in Legends of Tomorrow, by the time Len realizes and acknowledges out loud that he’s changed, we can tell that it’s been going on since we met him, slow at first, but accelerating after 2x03. We see him as someone who wants others to be able to leave their pasts behind, and we understand that he wants that for himself as well (link). We see him as choosing what is right, not what is easy, and shifting his priorities. We see him caring about the team as a whole, and not solely his partner, even if his partner means the world to him. We see him struggling very genuinely, grappling with his changes, with his options and what he wants versus what he believes is right, and that’s new to him, that depth of internal conflict (link).

So I don’t think it’s down to any one person or any one thing. I think Len’s changes are something put in motion by Mick, by Lisa, by the new challenge and opportunity presented by facing off with the Flash, by helping the Flash and being helped by him (saved by him, Lisa saved by him, realizing he can have that, can trust that), by killing Lewis and being free of that spectre, by being reminded staunchly that there is good in him even if he doesn’t know what to do with it and isn’t ready to stick his neck out with it. And now those changes are compounded in Legends, with a team he is coming to care about, probably in spite of himself, and with a mission and goal more important to him than just stealing, than just making a name for himself, and with conflicts that challenge his growth versus his original desires.