I am really proud of the Olicity Fandom this year, just looking back on everything we accomplished. All of the awards we won, including Televised Awards: MTV Ship of The Year, Hottie of the Week, EOnline Best Couple & Steamiest Moment, EW Finale Awards (Best Romantic Cliffhanger & Memorable Line), Green Arrow TV Awards (too many to list), along with the successful campaign to get a Felicity Smoak Pop Funko Doll. We have garnered a lot of media coverage for our ship and everyone should be proud.
Couldn’t have said it better, Anon. The Olicity fandom are “do-ers.” We pick a goal, we focus on it, we achieve it. We do that because we’re invested, we care, and we work damn hard for it every day.
We’ve accomplished a lot. We should be massively proud of ourselves and of each other. It’s easy to forget sometimes how far we’ve come from “Felicity Smoak? Hi. I’m Oliver Queen” to Oliver & Felicity driving off into the sunset. We overcame a lot and we had to fight every inch of the way for it. But, at the end of the day, it’s all about one thing: Having fun with Oliver & Felicity and our Shipdom.
It’s my hope that Olicity fans not only recognize what they do, the service of what they do to the network and show, but the value of what they do and that they:
A) Never take for granted what we have done, continue to do, and will continue to achieve by working together
B) Never apologize, explain, or feel guilty about being a shipper; and
C) Never allow anyone to to abuse, misappropriate, manipulate, or “ride the coattails of” the Olicity shipdom for their own agenda purposes (almost always counter-productive and counter-intuitive to the interests of Olicity & their fans). We bust our butts for what we get. They need to do the same.
We’re an amazing fandom. We know how we got this far. We never blink, not in focus, not in support, not in goal. That’s our superpower.
We keep doing that? There’s nothing we can’t do.