I love you, Teresa. And It makes me happy being able to say that to you. *Shouts* I love her. That woman in 12B, I LOVE HER!.
#1 rule: Always reblog this when it shows up on your dash. No excuses.
FUCK YOU I AM REBLOGGING THIS FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW STOP MAKING IT APPEAR ON MY DASH, PEOPLE XD
I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I’VE REBLOGGED THIS, IT ALWAYS REAPPEARS ON MY DASH!
Sara, STOP REBLOGGING THIS I SWEAR I’M GONNA LOSE THE LAST HINT OF MY SANITY OVER THIS GIFSET XD
aaaand this reappeared on my dash, here we go again.
Because you can’t resist the reblog of a man laying it all out on the line; pouring out his soul because the woman he has loved for a long time is going to leave him. She held him together, always has, always will; gave him chances when everyone else abandoned him or thought him crazy; this is a man fighting for her, but making the winner of her love HER choice. This gifset shall be projected on my tombstone when I die. “Here lies Shena…she died on her laptop with this scene playing. God Bless Jisbon.”
no i can’t resist, you’re right. besides the rule you set can’t be broken, this moment in TM is precious & fucking glorious and it needs to be shown to the world. :D
I give up. I shall be doomed to reblog this for all eternity. There are worse fates.
"there were some people at the end of the last season who thought it was sort of a bait and switch when he said i love you, but we look at that scene on the beach afterwards, and the way that they’re looking at each other… they’re pretty much saying a lot of things without actually saying it out loud." - andrew kreisberg.
PROBLEM FREAKIN’ SOLVED!
"There’s only one woman in Oliver’s life this year. It’s Felicity."
What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how Oliver tends to react when Felicity is hurt and how that might play into what happens in the S3 premiere. This is an aspect of their relationship that’s been building since as far back as S1. He has always been almost hyper-aware of the need to keep her from harm and almost hyper-aware of the times that she does in fact get hurt and very visibly affected by it.
His protective instincts seem to hit overdrive where she’s concerned and it’s been building from S1 to S2. Whether it was his need to brush her hair out of the way to make sure she was unharmed after crashing through the window, or waiting till she was with Diggle before continuing to chase the Dollmaker, he has displayed a need to know that she’s safe that has nothing to do with what he believes her capable of and everything to do with his own attachment to her presence in his life.
Generally when Oliver tries to “save” people, it’s not literal, usually because he holds himself somehow responsible for their plight or that he perceives them to be emotionally broken or damaged somehow. We saw it with Helena and then with Sara and partially with Laurel when she fell into alcoholism. Despite Diggle’s words of wisdom about love not being about saving people, Oliver very much ties the two concepts together. This is where his attitude diverges with Felicity. His need to keep her safe in every way possible isn’t about saving her. It’s not that he views Felicity as weak somehow, it’s that he needs her to be safe to keep himself strong. Which brings us to 2x07.
I’ve been seeing a bit of back and forth about fans “romanticising” the fact that he killed a man for her, but that to me is getting the wrong end of it. No one looked at Oliver killing the Count as “Yay! Murder! How awesome!”. It was about what it told us of Oliver’s psyche and his priorities when it came to Felicity. The no killing vow was more than just some random morality grab for Oliver. It was his way of honouring Tommy. The fact that he was willing to sacrifice something so important to him can only lead us to the conclusion that there was one thing more important to him - Felicity.
We could go into the hypothetical argument that he would have done the same thing for Digg or Sara or Laurel, but those were not the characters the writers chose to make that point with. They chose Felicity, and you can bet that it was a deliberate choice. It was designed to give us a glimpse of how Oliver feels about the idea of losing her. The fact remains that the only time he killed in S2 was when Felicity was threatened. Not Diggle, not Laurel, heck, not even Thea. And we got to see a similar situation play out with Laurel when she was taken by the Dollmaker. Laurel was in some serious shit there, a horrible situation, but Oliver kept his head.
If the writers wanted us to believe that his killing the Count was no big deal and something that would have happened with any of the people Oliver cares about, THEN THEY WOULD HAVE SHOWN US THAT. They didn’t. So this was not about fans saying “He killed a dude for her omg how dreamy!” It’s more along the lines of “Damn, just how strongly does he feel about this woman that he was willing to break a vow to his dead best friend at the sight of a needle to her neck?” It was never about the killing. It was always about what the killing signified.
It was also unusual in that he went to save her as himself, not the Arrow. Hood down, no green paint, fear plainly visible on his face. He showed up completely free of a figurative mask. It was not the Arrow who killed the Count. It was Oliver Queen.
My guess is that this might be what causes Oliver to push her away yet again in 3x01. Keep in mind that Felicity has never actually been hurt to a great extent. She’s been in danger, but never to the point where Oliver felt a loss of control over the situation. The one time things got out of hand in 2x07 ended with three arrows in the Count’s chest.
So in the premiere we will get to see Felicity hurt, badly hurt (I wouldn’t be surprised if she even flatlines) and we will get to see what that does to Oliver. More importantly, he will get to see what it does to him. I’m guessing he won’t like what he sees. I’m guessing he’ll make the calculation that being with her not only puts her in danger, but throws his rationality and ability to think clearly out of whack. Logically, we know that he’d have the same reaction whether or not he’s involved with her romantically. Part of his journey for S3 will likely be realising that it doesn’t matter whether he’s dating her, and that the mere reality of being in love with her will result in the same level of irrationality on his part and the same level of grief if something happened to her. He’ll realise that the line between Oliver Queen and the Arrow becomes blurred - if not non-existent - when it comes to her. But with Felicity lying lifeless and bloody in front of him, it’s going to take time before he can see reason.
There will be angst. There will be heartache. Felicity will try to move on. Oliver will try to watch her move on. They will both fail. It will all be worth it.
SO BEAUTIFUL. A MUST-READ. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. DONT IGNORE.
Andrew Kreisburg on whether Olicity is fanpandering.
I think I got this mostly right, so please forgive me if I misheard something. I swear I listened to it 3 more times after writing it out to make sure.
Malia, you studied harder for this than any of us.