Musings is really a nice way of trying to say I ramble a lot. About a lot of things. Politics, TV, Angry Birds...

jaegermighty:

ohmypreciousgirl:

Because seacoloredeyes mentioned it in her tags, I confess that I miss Felicity’s babbling about Oliver’s hotness. But I’m like 99,9999999999% sure they subdued Felicity’s attraction to Oliver just to set up Oliver’s belief that she’s not into him at…

melindamaydefensesquad:

natasha romanoff could beat up grant ward without breaking a sweat come on

There is always something left to love.

—Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (via observando)

channinglovesjoss:

Math with Jayne! 

channinglovesjoss:

Math with Jayne! 

betulane:

Pray for South Korea

betulane:

Pray for South Korea

huffingtonpost:

South Korean ferry capsized with third officer at helm, investigator reports

huffingtonpost:

South Korean ferry capsized with third officer at helm, investigator reports

tanya-posts:

musinginga:

simplybecuz:

tanya-posts:

IO9’s review of last night’s Arrow had this comment which I thinks sums it perfectly. 

Sara is the Black Canary
Laurel is the Blackmail Canary. 

I mean she got her job back through blackmail, got her dad out of jail through some more manipulation, I have a feeling she will get Ollie back through some clever blackmail because there were just two men in Starling City, Tommy and Ollie and with Tommy dead, Ollie has to be there for every woman! 

Let’s not forget she got Oliver the first time through treachery to her sister!

Having Laurel accomplish things through blackmail seems a deliberate choice on the part of the writers. Maybe it is hinting towards a darker turn for Laurel. Someone who’s willing to use intimidation and manipulation to achieve her goals. would certainly make her more interesting if she was a villain. 




Nah, the Arrow writers are too much of a chicken to go there. I was expecting Tommy to go dark after the stunt Oliver pulled on him last season ( telling him to go get his girl and then sleeping with her right in front of the window) but no, instead of making him an heir of Daddy Merlyn, they killed him off. Similarly, they are saying Laurel is Oliver’s Lois even though the only logical place for her to be connected to this universe is if she goes dark, like real dark.

Way to harsh our squee @tanya-p

tanya-posts:

musinginga:

simplybecuz:

tanya-posts:

IO9’s review of last night’s Arrow had this comment which I thinks sums it perfectly. 

Sara is the Black Canary

Laurel is the Blackmail Canary. 

I mean she got her job back through blackmail, got her dad out of jail through some more manipulation, I have a feeling she will get Ollie back through some clever blackmail because there were just two men in Starling City, Tommy and Ollie and with Tommy dead, Ollie has to be there for every woman! 

Let’s not forget she got Oliver the first time through treachery to her sister!

Having Laurel accomplish things through blackmail seems a deliberate choice on the part of the writers. Maybe it is hinting towards a darker turn for Laurel. Someone who’s willing to use intimidation and manipulation to achieve her goals. would certainly make her more interesting if she was a villain. 

Nah, the Arrow writers are too much of a chicken to go there. I was expecting Tommy to go dark after the stunt Oliver pulled on him last season ( telling him to go get his girl and then sleeping with her right in front of the window) but no, instead of making him an heir of Daddy Merlyn, they killed him off. Similarly, they are saying Laurel is Oliver’s Lois even though the only logical place for her to be connected to this universe is if she goes dark, like real dark.

Way to harsh our squee @tanya-p

  • Topic: DIVERSITY IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE
  • Anthony Mackie: We’re in a day and age where kids deserve someone they can look up to. I’m very proud of Scarlett with what she’s been able to do with Black Widow, and how little girls can sit back and see that she doesn’t have to have superpowers, she’s just a badass. While being cool and a chick. And I like the fact that little brown kids can say, ‘hey, the Falcon is there now’, and little green kids can say, ‘the Hulk’s there’. Don’t want to leave out the Martians. I think it’s very important, and I think Marvel has been at the forefront of that, giving people the opportunity to represent every aspect of culture. It’s definitely something that was on the table, and on my mind when I decided to sign on to this project.
  • Topic: FANS COMPLAINING ABOUT CASTING ON GROUNDS OF RACE
  • Anthony Mackie: Superman, black would be the coolest dude in the world. Imagine Sam Jackson in a cape. Running around. That would be a good movie.
  • I think what a lot of people don’t get is, these people aren’t real. If you cast a black dude as John F Kennedy, that’s wrong. If you cast a white dude as Martin Luther King, that’s wrong. These people aren’t real. The suits aren’t real. There aren’t really superheroes in the world.
  • At some point in time, you have to steep yourself in reality and say, ‘hey, it’s not about what they look like, it’s about casting a good actor in the role. If you’re sitting at home and you can’t see a black guy as Nick Fury, maybe there’s something wrong with you.
simplybecuz:

tanya-posts:

IO9’s review of last night’s Arrow had this comment which I thinks sums it perfectly. 

Sara is the Black Canary
Laurel is the Blackmail Canary. 

I mean she got her job back through blackmail, got her dad out of jail through some more manipulation, I have a feeling she will get Ollie back through some clever blackmail because there were just two men in Starling City, Tommy and Ollie and with Tommy dead, Ollie has to be there for every woman! 

Let’s not forget she got Oliver the first time through treachery to her sister!

Having Laurel accomplish things through blackmail seems a deliberate choice on the part of the writers. Maybe it is hinting towards a darker turn for Laurel. Someone who’s willing to use intimidation and manipulation to achieve her goals. would certainly make her more interesting if she was a villain. 

simplybecuz:

tanya-posts:

IO9’s review of last night’s Arrow had this comment which I thinks sums it perfectly. 

Sara is the Black Canary

Laurel is the Blackmail Canary. 

I mean she got her job back through blackmail, got her dad out of jail through some more manipulation, I have a feeling she will get Ollie back through some clever blackmail because there were just two men in Starling City, Tommy and Ollie and with Tommy dead, Ollie has to be there for every woman! 

Let’s not forget she got Oliver the first time through treachery to her sister!

Having Laurel accomplish things through blackmail seems a deliberate choice on the part of the writers. Maybe it is hinting towards a darker turn for Laurel. Someone who’s willing to use intimidation and manipulation to achieve her goals. would certainly make her more interesting if she was a villain. 

smoakandarrow:

LOL! The look on Oliver’s face in that scene kills me every time!

(Source: felicity-stilinski)

newsweek:

Gabriel García Márquez Dies: Famed Colombian Author And Nobel Laureate Dead At 87
Gabriel García Márquez, famous Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist has died at the age of 87.
One of the most significant authors of the 20th Century, Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

newsweek:

Gabriel García Márquez Dies: Famed Colombian Author And Nobel Laureate Dead At 87

Gabriel García Márquez, famous Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist has died at the age of 87.

One of the most significant authors of the 20th Century, Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

Without a Trace (6/?) - Oliver/Felicity - PG-13

hopedreamlovepray:

A/N: Hey guys! Thank you so much for all your love for this fic! I can’t tell you how much it means to me! I truly am now worried about letting you down somehow with it knowing how many of you enjoy it.

I passed my exam and finally got a chance to sit down and do some editing. (Huge thanks to anthfan for talking some of this out with me and editing.) This chapter has some big developments in the Felicity and Oliver relationship. I hope you enjoy it!

As always I love to hear what you think! Please let me know! It means so much! :)

Link to AO3: HERE

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Without a Trace (6/?) - Oliver/Felicity - PG-13

((Previously in Without a Trace:

She needed to get this sling on, she needed to find her phone, she needed to call Kylie, she needed to check on Ellie.

If she could just get her arm through the sling and into place, maybe everything else would fall into place as well, and she could find that peace her world had been lacking since the phone call she’d gotten early that morning.))

Her vision tunneled down to those few things as her breaths became shorter and more labored. Distantly, she recognized the beginning of a panic attack and she thought she heard the sound of someone calling her name.

Felicity.

Desperately, she clung to the familiar way her name sounded from his lips and tried to drag air into her lungs. Her hands shook and she willed them to stop so she could just get the sling on and pull together the rest of her already unravelling thoughts.

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They are so well matched. Felicity taking on all the guilt of others’ actions. Just like Oliver. Felicity trying to hide her pain for fear of hurting/guilting Oliver. Same as Oliver. They belong together. I’m glad they are finally realizing that. I LOL’d at Felicity saying she’d been waiting for Oliver to say that about her pants. Yes! Brain-to-mouth filter is back to normal. I know she’ll be okay once she gets some rest and let’s the mega brain catch up to the reality of the situation. And seeing the baby and knowing that she did do something right. She got her back to her family. 

'Times Like These' ch. 27

anthfan:

New chapter! Yay! Got it in under the wire since posting anything for the next couple of days would be futile. :) 

Thank you again for all the amazing support you’ve shown this story. Thank you for hanging in there through something that turned into a monster. We’re not done yet, but we’re getting close to the end. 

This chapter is a bit of a breather for both Felicity and Oliver and for the reader. Keep in mind it’s still the same day of her battle with Nate. Same day they were reunited at the motel. Same day she got back to Starling City and the mansion. Neither of them have really had a chance to process anything at this point. 

I hope you enjoy!! Please let me know what you think!!

Read it here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9969659/27/Times-Like-These

or here:  http://archiveofourown.org/works/1108116/chapters/3095554

or behind the cut:

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So I have a bone to pick with you. YOU said this was a breather, but it really wasn’t. They are both hurting so damn much. Oliver is skittish. So afraid of doing the wrong thing and upsetting Felicity. Felicity is skittish and afraid and coping and…it didn’t help that he woke her up in the same way Nate did. Nate, who I swear to the fic gods, I’d run over repeatedly with a damn bulldozer for all the pain he put my baby through. I was glad she told him about the doctor’s exam. I mean…he knew that’s what it was, but he needed to know what was going on in her head and speaking it…helps in a way. It lessens the power it has over her. I loved the final moments, where they both go back to bed. I liked that it was a small semblance of normalcy for them. 

(Source: justpeachy22)