Emily Bett Rickards
- Emily + Books
"If I could, then I would
I’ll go wherever you will go
Way up high or down low
I’ll go wherever you will go”
You remember how Slade grumbled when Shado and Oliver exchanged a few words of Mandarin in front of him, because ugh, how much fun would it be to share your airplane-shelter with a pair of cutesy kids who keep pawing at each other when they think your back is turned?
"Now she’s teaching you to speak Chinese?" Slade grumps, like oh great he’s learning new forms of mischief - probably sex mischief, the little shit.
But Oliver just grins this completely guileless, puppy-ish grin, like yay, she’s teaching me Mandarin! She’s so shiny! You know she kisses me, like, all the time these days! Did you hear me? I just spoke Mandarin! Because of her! ”I’m sure she’d be happy to teach you too.”
And when Oliver was with McKenna, we saw some of those uncomplicated, angst-free, unfeigned she likes me she actually likes me smiles.
And he opens up to both of those women with very little prompting. To Shado about what the island might be turning him into. To McKenna about feeling like he’s letting everyone down. He seeks comfort and intimacy, and he’s not afraid to be vulnerable with them.
Recall that he was the one who asked Sara to move in with him, seeking greater commitment and intimacy there too.
Where the hell did he get these relationship skills? Because just about every flashback we’ve seen of him with Laurel involves him lying his pretty face off about his mood, his feelings for her, his current or most recent betrayal of her, or all of the above. We’ve been told time and again that Ollie was this big bad bachelor with his roguish womanizing ways and commitment issues.
Why did all that evaporate the second he set foot on the island? Obviously if he still behaved that way, he’d be extremely difficult to sympathize with, and viewers would send him back to the writers with REJECTED stamped across his ass. But what changed?
I’m pretty well convinced that pre-island Ollie craved the validation of girls falling for him. He didn’t cheat on Laurel because of his insatiable appetite for sexual variety. It was the cheap self-esteem of a girl looking at him like he was something worthwhile. There was also the empty-calorie-intimacy of sharing just enough of his heart to make himself feel better, while never being truly or courageously honest with his lovers.
If he’d just wanted sex, he could have kept an entire escort service on retainer (which would have been much smarter than what he actually did). But I can imagine Ollie taking pride in “not having to pay for it” (never mind the fact that he totally paid for it, and the price was way steeper than if he’d just given a nice lady some crisp hundreds).
Clearly there were some impulse control issues in play. But it wasn’t tits and ass he had trouble saying no to. It was, she likes me she actually likes me.
I think what changed was that, after the shipwreck, Oliver stopped looking for cheap self-esteem, in large part because he slowly gave up on ever feeling like a worthy person again.
You’re always wearing the same clothes. And why won’t you tell me your name?
there are people in the fandom who can
- write fanfictions
- draw fanarts
- create gifs
- think of theories
- edit stuff
and then there’s me
But there’s you, who
- Read our fanfictions
- Like/Reblog/Commission us for our fanarts
- View our gifs
- Support our theories
- Are amused by our edits
You are just as important as the rest of us.All the fandoms should see this.
team terrible, still going strong weeks later ;)
we have a reputation to uphold. the OHP might be gone but we live on. in infamy.
felicity smoak look book [insp.]
Probably all my followers know this, but in case you don’t: ANYONE can get an account on AO3. You don’t have to be a writer, artist, or other fanart creator. All you have to do is request an invite, and currently I believe the wait is something like 24 hours.
Reasons to get an account:
- You can see all the fic that’s locked to members only! Especially important for sports fandoms where lots of people lock their fic for RPF reasons.
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AO3! Accounts are for everyone! \o/
Billie and Davids commentary on their final episode together..
ASDFHJLL CALLIE HOW COULD YOU LEAVE IT THERE I AM SO EXCITED THIS IS LOVELY YOU BEAUTIFUL FUCKER
It’s possible that I have Satan in my heart.
This Ain’t Love (It’s Clear To See) (53182 words) by callistawolf
Fandom: Arrow (TV 2012)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak
Characters: Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak, John Diggle, Tommy Merlyn, Laurel Lance
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Alternate Season/Series 01, What-If, One Night Stands, Romance
Summary: The Undertaking is upon them and all Team Arrow can do is try to survive the night.
Author’s Note: Sorry for the delay in posting. My beautiful beta had a busy week (AND a birthday! Happy Birthday lunarsilverwolfstar!). I hope you’ll find this makes it worth it…
We’re into the back stretch. I’m finishing up chapter 17 right now, in fact. The beta has chapter 15… we’re nearly done! I hope you enjoy the detour I took with the Undertaking here. ;) It’s been 14 chapters coming now.
Felicity sat in the interview room, trying to ignore her terror. Quentin circled around her, not saying anything at first, but studying her with his shrewd gaze. God, she hoped Oliver had gotten her text.
"Not exactly a hardened criminal, are you?" Lance asked her.
"I’m just an IT worker," she admitted. "I’m not any kind of criminal."
He stopped at the other end of the table and raised an eyebrow. “What do you call computer hacking?”
"A hobby?" she supplied before she could catch herself. "That… I do not engage in. At all. That is against the law."
Olicity + touching
Doesn’t the universe implode or something if you dance?
Brandon Routh has a sense of humor too…OMG between him and Stephen we will be entertained…
This is soo good!