i’m sorry but how does laurel not realize that oliver is “the hood”
i mean, all he does is wear a fucking hood and stand in the dark with his head down
i’m sure is life long friend and ex girlfriend would be able to tell who he is
This is just another comic book cliché. How does Lois Lane not recognize Superman, when all he does is take off his glasses, and puts on that tight red-blue outfit? :D
You know what would be sweet justice and something interesting to see? If it would be Laurel who would get to finish off Malcolm Merlyn. Just think about it, all the tragedies in her life can be blamed on him. He “killed” Oliver and her sister. The latter was the reason why her mother left, and why her dad started drinking.And then he murdered Tommy as well.
Session 1-2-3-4 etc is the way we mark the shoots in our Gallery. The anon is talking about this picture I believe
OK, I’ve put this off for a long time, desperately hoping that fandom wouldn’t go this far. But I don’t think I can keep quiet about it anymore. Look, for the record, I spend a lot of time crawling through the tags for the different characters and the different ships so I see a lot. I also wouldn’t go this far if I didn’t think it wasn’t as big of a problem as it is ( my experiences in online fandom is 15-16 years and I have seen some horrific things happen in different fandoms).
Before I go any further I want to say that I’m not pointing my finger at any one person or group in this fandom. I’m not laying blame so much as highlighting one of fandom’s biggest problems and hopefully offering some solutions. If this post offends you, I want you to consider why it offends you and try to come up with some solutions yourself.
I suspect also when it comes to my followers I am simply preaching to the choir but perhaps I might reach someone, somewhere with the tags.
And now for a story: I want you to imagine that I really love oranges. Oranges are the best fruit in the world and nothing can compare. On the other hand you love bananas and think oranges are a useless fruit. One day you and I have an argument about which is the better fruit and things become a little heated (as they do when arguing about important topics) so we both back off and go our separate ways.
But! Wait! I decide. My love of oranges is important and you need to understand that bananas are useless and annoying! So I go to your house and stand in the street (maybe even under your window) and shout about how ORANGES are amazing and bananas suck. Because, clearly, we need oranges but bananas are a useless fruit and all crops of it should be wiped out to make way for MORE ORANGES.
Rude, right? I mean if I did that you’d have every right to be annoyed at my behaviour.
Now replace the fruit with Felicity and Laurel (either way) and the street/window/house with the Tags and Ask Boxes and you can see what I mean when I say Arrow (tumblr) fandom is becoming a shitty fandom and a horrible place to hang out in.
So what can we do?
1. First, it should go without saying that you shouldn’t post hate in the tags of the character/ship you dislike. This is just good manners, plain and simple.
2. But at this point don’t even tag your critique in the tag of the character/ship. Fandom is incredibly sensitive right now.
Use the anti-character or anti-ship tags or don’t tag at all. You are welcome to critique or hate on a character in your own blog, of course you are. I’m not telling you what you can or can’t say. You can say whatever you like in your own blog as long as you’re not tagging it so everyone can see.
People who are ‘tagging their hate’ are coming across as, at best ‘thoughtless’ or ‘attention seeking’ or, at worst, they’re very obviously ‘wank-baiting’. So: DON’T. DO. IT.
3. If you see someone who is posting ‘hate’ on a character/ship and tagging - no matter if you agree with them or not - please send them a polite note asking them to stop. Then feel free to follow or ignore that blog.
4. Don’t tag with anti-character or anti-ship and then use the tags for that ship/character because tumblr saviour notices and blasts people with your shit anyway.
5. If someone posts an opinion you disagree with, but they’ve been polite enough not to abuse the tags leave them be.
I shouldn’t have to say this but at this point I feel like somebody has to say anything because this is absolutely crap behaviour and it needs to be called out.
Oh, honey, we totally agree with you ;) That’s not even a question :P