seductiveswaan:

OUAT Meme: 2 Deaths/Curses

Regina crushes Graham's heart.

when I’m with you


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I swear, Hook’s irrelevance with pop culture is the most hilarious and adorable thing of all times


Can whoever leaked the Flash pilot, please leak the first epsiode of season 3?

thenerddess:

The waiting is killing me! PLEASE!

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My Favorite Female Hero : Caity Lotz as Black Canary in Arrow

I’m not a hero. I’m the furthest thing from it. I am Ta-er Sah-fer. That was my new name. Because the woman that I was, the girl that I was, was gone. 


Emma-don’t ‘shh’ me-Swan.


laurel lance meme | one romantic relationship
- LAUREL & TOMMY


How about Laured?

olicityalways:

THAT WORKS TOO!!! WE NEED A VOTE THOUGH.

1. TAUREL

2. WILD CANARY

2. LED

3. BLACK CAT

4. LAURED

5. CANARY AND THE CAT

ANY OTHER SHIP NAMES FOR TED X LAUREL???

My vote goes for the Wild Canary, hands down *-* IT SOUNDS SO BADASS.


I'm curious, because I love reading your meta and opinions about Arrow, what you think the writers did wrong with Laurel Lance (or if they did anything wrong at all)? Because a majority of Arrow viewers (including me) don't have that special connection to Laurel as they do with other characters. I'm sort of.. apathetic about her? I understand her purpose and what they were trying to but but.. it fell flat? Thank you! I just love getting new perspectives and I enjoy reading yours. (:
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rosietwiggs:

Honestly? I think the biggest mistake the writers made when it came to Laurel was that they were writing an idea, not a person.

They had this image in their head of who Laurel Lance SHOULD be - upright, honorable, beautiful, tenacious, a seeker of justice, someone who looks out for the little guy, faithful, and forgiving. That’s a LOT to put on any one person. And they tried to get that all across straight off the bat, and what we ended up getting, instead of a real, living, breathing character, was a two dimensional concept of their vision for Laurel instead.

They didn’t give her faults - she was lofty and untouchable, and because of that, unrelatable to most.

(Btw, here’s where I developed an issue with the viewers, when it came to Laurel. Because she was unrelatable, people decided that she was annoying/boring/stuck up/pretentious, etc, which was never true, People just found it hard to connect to her.)

I think they caught on by the end of season one where the issue had been, and they tried to balance that out. Only they went to far. Where Laurel had been unrelatable before, by virtue of her virtue, in season two, the writers made it worse by sending her on a complete downward spiral, giving her faults and problems beyond what the average person experiences, making it even MORE difficult for the audience to connect to her than before.

But here’s the thing. Even though her character was so flat when compared to the other characters, all those traits they gave her? She still has those - they’re still a part of her. I love Laurel for her dedication to justice, for her fashion sense, for her willingness to put herself in danger to save someone else, and for her kick ass fight moves.

What ultimately humanized her, I think, was Sara. Because finally, there was something pretty much everyone understood - a sister relationship, and the love they share despite everything that happened. Seeing Laurel interact with her sister, just be with her, go to dinner, hang out at Verdant, and later seeing Laurel be the big sister Sara so badly needed when she was down, was what helped people begin to relate to her so much more.

I’m excited to see where her character goes this year now that the writers and viewers have stumbled upon that side of her. I think this year is going to be great. I think moving her from being a romantic possibility for Oliver to being a close friend and partner is going to be incredible - people will be able to enjoy her without having to ignore the elephant in the room. She’ll get better dialogue (less melodramatic), more interesting interactions as an equal to Oliver, and possibly take control of her life and get her agency back.

^ Exactly. 
Now, before everyone begins jumping down my throat for tagging laurel’s name on this, chill the eff out. This isn’t a hate post. The writers have done some serious damage to her character and that’s a fact even her greatest fans can agree to. However I’m really hopeful for season 3 to see a Laurel free from some of the burden and the pain that hunt her for so many years. She has forgiven Oliver and has a great relationship with Sara, she knows their secrets and she’s back in the DA.