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Why I Love #Olicity

Oliver: “If I’m going to be Oliver Queen CEO, then I can’t very well travel down 18 floors every time you and I need to discuss how we spend our nights.”

Felicity: “And I love spending the night with you. Three–Two–One. I worked hard to get where I am and it wasn’t so I could fetch you coffee.”

So I love Olicity. I know that eventually, according to the comicverse, Oliver Queen will end up with Laurel Lance. 

Okay.

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First of all, Laurel (played by Katie Cassidy, but I’m not going to get into that now) is really annoying. There was this one user in tumblr and s/he pointed out that from season 1, laurel was already annoying, and I couldn’t agree more. I really did not like her at all I was all for Olicity. Laurel became such a pain in the ass because first, she was all high and mighty “you cheated on me Oliver and with MY SISTER!” I was like. “LAY IT ON HIM!” and then she got together with Tommy, which was fine. I would have been happy if they kept it that way. I was happy with Oliver having to deal with his feelings for Lauren even if his best friend was dating her and banging her. I get that but then they threw in that love triangle thing, which was inevitable, of course, but I hated it. Absolutely hated it. I was fine with Tommy and Laurel and I would have totally gone to a wedding for those two but NOOO! Also, I hated it when Laurel got super pissed when Ollie and Sara started dating. I get it your sister slept with your boyfriend when you were still dating. Okay I get it, girl. But come on, you mourned Sara and now that she’s alive you’re getting mad simply because of something that happened 5 years ago. Yeah hoes over bros and your sister totally screwed you over by screwing Oliver but you’re not the same girl as you were when Oliver and Sara left and neither are they.
So even if Olirel (which totally sounds like a medicine by the way) is the end game for the comic, I am still holding out that given that they brought in Sara as the Canary, maybe there might be a chance for Olicity to happen and not have it as just fan service. I can cite an example where the CW has taken liberty over the plot, Gossip Girl. In the books, if I remember correctly, Nate, is a main character fought over by Serena and Blair, he chooses Blair then chooses Serena then sails away. So who wanted an ending like that with no resolution (no offense, Cecily von Zeigasar, I do love your books) so they made Blair end up with Chuck. I would have wanted Serena not to end up with Dan (come on!) simply because of what he did (I mean that’s borderline sociopath behavior).

Second, as much as I love Sara, she knows Oliver Queen and his other side, she knows everything there is to know about Oliver and she understands him deeply in a way that Laurel can’t, but sometimes I just feel that even she has too much baggage to bring into that relationship. I love Sara, I do. I mean Sara (played by Caity Lotz) totally kicks ass and is way more proficient in defending herself which is a total plus for any girl. WOOHOO TO GIRL POWER! What irks me though, as I mentioned, was that Sara herself has so much baggage to deal with too, her family, her experience, adjusting to society, League of Assassins, so I think her priority right now, should be herself. My friend and I were discussing the show and he said that eventually I would end up liking the pairing of Oliver and Sara, and I did. I just didn’t like them as much as I liked Oliver and Felicity. I do believe that because I like Sara more than Laurel, and if CW does sort of kinda stick to the comic book story where The Green Arrow ends up with The Black Canary then maybe, I don’t know, by some miracle if Sara will be released by the League of Assasins, then maybe just maybe I would be willing to support that. I appreciate and respect Sara. I really do that’s why I totally prefer her to Laurel. Way better.

Third, any other person, simply put, they might not have as much baggage as Sara but they will never know Oliver, and it would be unlikely that he would ever tell them his secret.  Period. End of story.

                

Finally, this is why Felicity is perfect for Oliver. I know that Sara is way cool and can totally handle herself, and Laurel is supposed to be the end all and be all of the storyline but get this:

1. Felicity knows Oliver and The Arrow. He knows he can trust her. Always. 
2. Felicity, may not know how to handle herself sometimes but then she is brave enough to know what’s at stake. Remember that scene when she was be held hostage by Slade and Oliver was made to choose between Laurel and her. She didn’t beg, and she didn’t ask to be saved. Probably because she had the antidote with her but still. Having a knife to her throat, I would have screamed and fainted. Way brave. 
3. She knows how to stand up to Oliver. I mean how scary does Stephen Amell look when he glares at you? ’nuff said.
4. And whether he likes it or not, he will always have Felicity and he wants to know that Felicity will always have him. Remember that time when Moira was supposed to make a speech, I think, or when she was supposed to be announcing her candidacy, Oliver told Felicity, “you will never lose me.” Oh! That absolutely killed me! Absolutely! Aside from their other scenes!

This wasn’t meant to convince you to be an Olicity shipper but if you were, then YAY! If not, I would love to hear your thoughts on why you ship who you ship!

 

Love Always,
Jaymee

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