YOUR OLICITY FEELS ARE ON FIRE AREN’T THEY

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GOD DAMMIT OLIVER, YOUR JEALOUSY IS SHOWING SO HARD RIGHT NOW. 

"Barry? Allen."
"Felicity. Smoak."
"Exsqueeze me r u eyein my grl?"


In which Oliver’s overprotective-ness for his future waifu kicks in. 

I really want to see John Stewart in the Justice League film.The Ryan Reynolds solo film was a train wreck but amongst all this Wonder Woman casting news, I got to thinking about John.If you don’t know, John Stewart is the Green Lantern to succeed Hal Jordan and he is a big favorite amongst fans. And with the bold move of making Wonder Woman someone of color, I’m hoping they skip over Hal and go with John.And here’s why: There are no black superheroes in cinema right now. The Falcon will be in a supporting role in next year’s Captain America but there is legitimately no black superhero and I don’t think DC wants to be known as the “white-face” side of the superhero cinematic universe.Growing up, the Justice League cartoon was one of my big inspirations to get more involved in the comics universe (DC and Marvel alike) and my favorite on the show was Batman and Green Lantern.And here’s the weird thing: I’m Korean. And yet John Stewart was my black role model growing up. And here’s why: As an Asian person, there is a turning moment in your life when you realize you’re not white. As a kid, no other kids are prejudiced and you have a ton of black, white and Asian friends. But growing up, I noticed that I became slowly segregated and white kids would only hang with white kids while I was kinda forced out to hang with the other Asian kids. Growing up, it’s hard to see colored role models and even more difficult to have an Asian one. But then John Stewart came along. When I saw him, I was immediately in geek love. He was different from the others, he wasn’t white! But everyone treated him equally and he was also strong and smart. It really helped me come to terms that I wasn’t “normal” like the other white kids.I think John Stewart can be this again. I think he should be in the JL film. And yeah, it is a form of favoritism to choose a black superhero over the original white one but you know what? Fuck you. I don’t care if it seems like racial favoritism (and racist by proxy) but we people of color want a fucking role model. And we get enough baggage for not being white so I don’t care. I think there are currently 3 great choices for John: Idris Elba, Common, and Taye Diggs. They would all honestly make great John Stewarts but each actor would bring a different vibe. My personal choice is Idris Elba but I don’t know if he’d do it (seeing as how he’s got that small role in Thor that makes no use of his talents).Anyone else wanna see this happen?

I really want to see John Stewart in the Justice League film.

The Ryan Reynolds solo film was a train wreck but amongst all this Wonder Woman casting news, I got to thinking about John.

If you don’t know, John Stewart is the Green Lantern to succeed Hal Jordan and he is a big favorite amongst fans. And with the bold move of making Wonder Woman someone of color, I’m hoping they skip over Hal and go with John.

And here’s why: There are no black superheroes in cinema right now. The Falcon will be in a supporting role in next year’s Captain America but there is legitimately no black superhero and I don’t think DC wants to be known as the “white-face” side of the superhero cinematic universe.

Growing up, the Justice League cartoon was one of my big inspirations to get more involved in the comics universe (DC and Marvel alike) and my favorite on the show was Batman and Green Lantern.

And here’s the weird thing: I’m Korean. And yet John Stewart was my black role model growing up. And here’s why: As an Asian person, there is a turning moment in your life when you realize you’re not white. As a kid, no other kids are prejudiced and you have a ton of black, white and Asian friends. But growing up, I noticed that I became slowly segregated and white kids would only hang with white kids while I was kinda forced out to hang with the other Asian kids. 

Growing up, it’s hard to see colored role models and even more difficult to have an Asian one. But then John Stewart came along. When I saw him, I was immediately in geek love. He was different from the others, he wasn’t white! But everyone treated him equally and he was also strong and smart. It really helped me come to terms that I wasn’t “normal” like the other white kids.

I think John Stewart can be this again. I think he should be in the JL film. And yeah, it is a form of favoritism to choose a black superhero over the original white one but you know what? Fuck you. I don’t care if it seems like racial favoritism (and racist by proxy) but we people of color want a fucking role model. And we get enough baggage for not being white so I don’t care. 

I think there are currently 3 great choices for John: Idris Elba, Common, and Taye Diggs. They would all honestly make great John Stewarts but each actor would bring a different vibe. My personal choice is Idris Elba but I don’t know if he’d do it (seeing as how he’s got that small role in Thor that makes no use of his talents).

Anyone else wanna see this happen?

RED ALERT! Actress Gal Gadot has been cast and confirmed for the Man of Steel sequel (currently codenamed Batman vs Superman) as the Amazonian princess Wonder Woman!After reports that Jaimie Alexander (Sif from Thor 1 & 2) was in talks with DC for something, it was highly speculated and confirmed for some people that she would be playing Wonder Woman. But in a surprising turn of events, upcoming actress Gal Gadot has been cast for the titular role!You’ll recognize Gal Gadot most recently from the Fast & Furious franchise as Han’s love interest “Giselle”. But apart from that, her acting credentials are fairly small, which is why she’s being sported as an “up and coming actress”. With this casting, Gal Gadot will be joining Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill as the other two Justice League figureheads: Batman and Superman, respectively. But is Gal Gadot the right choice? Let’s review and weigh some pros & cons.
They’re officially racebending Wonder Woman. It’s a bold move, but perhaps it’s the right move? It’s nice to see some color in a big superhero name but Wonder Woman is also an Amazon. When I think “Amazon” I think of beautiful exotic tan tribal women in the jungle and a damn good way to get fast shipping parcels. Of course, DC Comics took the Amazons in the Greek mythology route and made them look more distinguished. I think a good handful of people will be upset at the racebending but I’d like to point out that this was a white-washed character in the first place. Most Greek people are tan or dark skinned to begin with and Gal Gadot is more believable as a princess from Greek mythology than someone with snow white skin like Jaimie Alexander. PRO.
Going back to the “distinguished” look, Wonder Woman has always been a fierce warrior but her and her fellow race of Amazonian women have all been beautiful women with very chiseled bone structure. Gal Gadot’s facial bone structure fits the bill perfectly. PRO.
Gal Gadot is tall at a height of 5’9” but she is extremely slim and petite and her body resembles that of under eating fashion models. Wonder Woman is supposed to be quite muscular to pack in those punches. CON.
While her figure may not match the ideal Wonder Woman body type, Gal Gadot proved she can handle action and dish out the punches in the F&F franchise. PRO.
She got into acting while she was balancing her modeling career as she served in the Israeli Military at the age of 20. I’d like to point out that the Israeli Military implements one of the most fiercest defense fighting techniques so…PRO.
A main concern here is that Gal Gadot is not completely fluent in English. She is competent, definitely, but she does stumble words every now and then as it is not her first language. No offense but I don’t like going to the cinemas and having to strain to understand certain lines. CONS.
So with so many PROs outweighing the CONS, looks like we’ll be getting a Justice League teamup before the actual Justice League film.So what are your thoughts on the casting? Is Gal Gadot right or wrong for Wonder Woman? Are there too many superheroes in this Man of Steel sequel? And what could the plot possibly be if it’s now going to include all three Justice League parents?

RED ALERT! Actress Gal Gadot has been cast and confirmed for the Man of Steel sequel (currently codenamed Batman vs Superman) as the Amazonian princess Wonder Woman!

After reports that Jaimie Alexander (Sif from Thor 1 & 2) was in talks with DC for something, it was highly speculated and confirmed for some people that she would be playing Wonder Woman. But in a surprising turn of events, upcoming actress Gal Gadot has been cast for the titular role!

You’ll recognize Gal Gadot most recently from the Fast & Furious franchise as Han’s love interest “Giselle”. But apart from that, her acting credentials are fairly small, which is why she’s being sported as an “up and coming actress”. 

With this casting, Gal Gadot will be joining Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill as the other two Justice League figureheads: Batman and Superman, respectively. But is Gal Gadot the right choice? Let’s review and weigh some pros & cons.

  • They’re officially racebending Wonder Woman. It’s a bold move, but perhaps it’s the right move? It’s nice to see some color in a big superhero name but Wonder Woman is also an Amazon. When I think “Amazon” I think of beautiful exotic tan tribal women in the jungle and a damn good way to get fast shipping parcels. Of course, DC Comics took the Amazons in the Greek mythology route and made them look more distinguished. I think a good handful of people will be upset at the racebending but I’d like to point out that this was a white-washed character in the first place. Most Greek people are tan or dark skinned to begin with and Gal Gadot is more believable as a princess from Greek mythology than someone with snow white skin like Jaimie Alexander. PRO.
  • Going back to the “distinguished” look, Wonder Woman has always been a fierce warrior but her and her fellow race of Amazonian women have all been beautiful women with very chiseled bone structure. Gal Gadot’s facial bone structure fits the bill perfectly. PRO.
  • Gal Gadot is tall at a height of 5’9” but she is extremely slim and petite and her body resembles that of under eating fashion models. Wonder Woman is supposed to be quite muscular to pack in those punches. CON.
  • While her figure may not match the ideal Wonder Woman body type, Gal Gadot proved she can handle action and dish out the punches in the F&F franchise. PRO.
  • She got into acting while she was balancing her modeling career as she served in the Israeli Military at the age of 20. I’d like to point out that the Israeli Military implements one of the most fiercest defense fighting techniques so…PRO.
  • A main concern here is that Gal Gadot is not completely fluent in English. She is competent, definitely, but she does stumble words every now and then as it is not her first language. No offense but I don’t like going to the cinemas and having to strain to understand certain lines. CONS.

So with so many PROs outweighing the CONS, looks like we’ll be getting a Justice League teamup before the actual Justice League film.

So what are your thoughts on the casting? Is Gal Gadot right or wrong for Wonder Woman? Are there too many superheroes in this Man of Steel sequel? And what could the plot possibly be if it’s now going to include all three Justice League parents?

You killed again. And I am sorry that I was the one who put you in a position where you had to make that kind of choice.

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People are raving about Olicity (Oliver + Felicity shipping) but I think I need to fucking say this.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THESE SHOTS MEAN?

Felicity hardly knew Oliver. Then he started coming to her with odd requests. She thought he was extremely good looking and even just talking to him made her stumble her words. But she’d heard the stories. She knew he was a playboy. No way could she be with him and no way would he want to go for someone like her. 

Then she finds out his secret. He’s not a playboy at all. In fact, he was a superhero and his secret identity was the playboy. She only planned to help until they found Walter but as they continued to work together, she saw that he was a wounded man with a heavy soul that carried more on his shoulders than one man should. And without having to even say it, they were a team.

Then comes the devastating earthquake that changes the city. Many months down the line she’s finally able to bring back Oliver and now he has a new creed: No killing. She was proud of him. She never tried forcing him to stop before and to be honest, she found it pretty dark, but he had come to the decision on his own and she was proud of him for that.

Felicity viewed Oliver the way she viewed Diggle. As a small dysfunctional family that looked out for each other. She never saw them as more than that. But then on a simple rescue mission to one of the most harshest prisons in Russia, she sees that Oliver and Isabelle had shared a tryst. This shouldn’t have effected her. He was a grown man and grown men do stuff like this with other women so why? And even though her mind didn’t know it, but at that moment her heart did, and it’s the other women that she had a problem with. This was her moment. This was the moment Felicity began falling in love with Oliver and she didn’t even know it yet.

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That first image is when Oliver breaks his vow and kills The Count. The first arrow was a rescue. The second arrow was rage. The third arrow was overkill. That second image is the fact becoming very real. It’s Oliver realizing that he broke his vow and that he’s killed once more.

The third image is after Oliver telling Felicity that he had no choice. Felicity is smiling instinctively. Because even though she was sad that she put Oliver in a position to break a sacred vow honoring his best friend, she was thinking “you did have a choice”. He didn’t kill The Dollmaker to save Laurel and he didn’t kill anyone else to save others—but he killed The Count even though she wouldn’t have died, even though her pain could be cured. He did make a choice. And he chose to save her.

And that last image? That’s Oliver saying those words and those very words sinking into his own brain. He said what he said but he said it reactively. Just like how he reacted with The Count. And he looks at her thinking, “I broke my vow to my best friend so that no further harm would come to this girl. I used not one, but three arrows to kill him.” And this was his momentThis was the moment Oliver began falling in love with Felicity and he didn’t even know it yet.

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Do you know what these shots mean? 

These shots mean that Olicity is more than just shipping.

These shots mean that Olicity is OTP.

These shots mean that this shit is CANON.

I feel like I wrote a fanfic but this is all canon.

People are raving about Olicity (Oliver + Felicity shipping) but I think I need to fucking say this.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THESE SHOTS MEAN?

Felicity hardly knew Oliver. Then he started coming to her with odd requests. She thought he was extremely good looking and even just talking to him made her stumble her words. But she’d heard the stories. She knew he was a playboy. No way could she be with him and no way would he want to go for someone like her. 

Then she finds out his secret. He’s not a playboy at all. In fact, he was a superhero and his secret identity was the playboy. She only planned to help until they found Walter but as they continued to work together, she saw that he was a wounded man with a heavy soul that carried more on his shoulders than one man should. And without having to even say it, they were a team.

Then comes the devastating earthquake that changes the city. Many months down the line she’s finally able to bring back Oliver and now he has a new creed: No killing. She was proud of him. She never tried forcing him to stop before and to be honest, she found it pretty dark, but he had come to the decision on his own and she was proud of him for that.

Felicity viewed Oliver the way she viewed Diggle. As a small dysfunctional family that looked out for each other. She never saw them as more than that. But then on a simple rescue mission to one of the most harshest prisons in Russia, she sees that Oliver and Isabelle had shared a tryst. This shouldn’t have effected her. He was a grown man and grown men do stuff like this with other women so why? And even though her mind didn’t know it, but at that moment her heart did, and it’s the other women that she had a problem with. This was her moment. This was the moment Felicity began falling in love with Oliver and she didn’t even know it yet.

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That first image is when Oliver breaks his vow and kills The Count. The first arrow was a rescue. The second arrow was rage. The third arrow was overkill. That second image is the fact becoming very real. It’s Oliver realizing that he broke his vow and that he’s killed once more.

The third image is after Oliver telling Felicity that he had no choice. Felicity is smiling instinctively. Because even though she was sad that she put Oliver in a position to break a sacred vow honoring his best friend, she was thinking “you did have a choice”. He didn’t kill The Dollmaker to save Laurel and he didn’t kill anyone else to save others—but he killed The Count even though she wouldn’t have died, even though her pain could be cured. He did make a choice. And he chose to save her.

And that last image? That’s Oliver saying those words and those very words sinking into his own brain. He said what he said but he said it reactively. Just like how he reacted with The Count. And he looks at her thinking, “I broke my vow to my best friend so that no further harm would come to this girl. I used not one, but three arrows to kill him.” And this was his momentThis was the moment Oliver began falling in love with Felicity and he didn’t even know it yet.

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Do you know what these shots mean? 

These shots mean that Olicity is more than just shipping.

These shots mean that Olicity is OTP.

These shots mean that this shit is CANON.