i knew this guy in middle school who when asked about his future plans, even by school counselors or teachers would without fail always chant,
KICK ASS, GO TO SPACE
REPRESENT THE HUMAN RACE
i wonder what he’s up to these days.
IVE BEEN FUCKING WAITING FOR THIS FOR 13 BILLION YEARS
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Vin Diesel in the background looking at her like “SHE’S PERFECT. WANT ONE.”
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Ok but no one wanted to tell me about this line? Like yeah Ibuki’s line is amazing but Sonia!
#actors who are actually their character
the greatest casting ever.
Even better when you think about how Dan got a place for himself in NY to continue his career, Emma went to a school in USA, and Rupert bought a fucking ice cream truck.
Follow your dreams Rupert
Amen to all of this.
I think what we also all need to realize is that this problem is not unique to the Arrow fandom. This is a very severe issue that exists as a result of sexism in the media, which viewers have internalized as something normal and acceptable. If you think this is bad… Have you ever seen the Supernatural fandom when it comes to women? It’s terrifying how they call for the death of pretty much any woman they find even vaguely threatening to the boys’ relationship. (And yes, I am generalizing, the entire fandom isn’t like that, but a very loud faction is.) And I think that part of the reason the SPN fandom is so misogynistic and hateful is because the writing has perpetuated a reality where there is no room for women - they exist solely to die and cause the men anguish.
When the writing on a show leaves no room for women, why on earth would the fandom?
I have actually, overall, been pretty happy with the writing on Arrow. Yes, there are some very big issues. My main beef was how they handled Shado. I don’t think I’m ever going to stop being furious about that. But women are everywhere. I remember watching the beginning of season two and realizing that, wow, Moira’s lawyer is a woman, the DA is a woman, you have Laurel as an ADA - these are all women with a ton of clout. A woman heads up ARGUS, Isabel takes over QC. Then you have Thea, and Felicity, and FUCK, Moira runs for MAYOR. You have Sin, you have Sara, Lyla. This is a world run by women. Yes, Oliver is The Arrow, he is the protagonist of the story, but the cogs of Starling City turn because women generate movement, generate change.
This is why I was so angry about Shado’s death. Because while Starling is ruled by women, it’s almost like they created the antithesis of that environment on Lian Yu. On Lian Yu, apparently, you can’t have more than one woman at a time. One had to die to make room for another. And we all know how that went. It “inspired” some of the sloppiest writing to date on the show, the worst villain arc. Why would you ever kill off a good character just so another one could have more screen time? If you’re going to kill off a character, you want it to mean something, to create conflict and dialogue and interest. Why would you kill a character to make room for another instead of dealing with the new interesting dynamic created by having the two characters together? You wouldn’t do it to a male character. Why is it acceptable to do it to women?
The writers should learn from this. The parallel between the two story-lines is astounding. People are uninterested in the Island flashbacks because they focus on Oliver without delving into the humanity of anybody else, unlike in present day Starling City. And what’s worse, because of this, they have seen fit to reduce women to interchangeable props. I’m hoping the Hong Kong flashbacks are better.
Anyway, I completely went off topic here. The point I’m trying to get across is that while we’ve all been up in arms today about people thinking killing Sara off to further Laurel’s story-line is acceptable, we need to remember that it doesn’t only happen here. This is prevalent everywhere when it comes to television and fandoms. Even when it comes to casual viewers. That’s what we need to fight against, that’s what we rail against every time we stand up for Sara. But it needs to be about all women, not just Sara because we love her so much (which we do) and because she’s incredible (which she is). Sara is a focal point, but let’s carry that passion with us wherever we go and work to create more spaces for women everywhere.
This. This is fucking beautiful.