/randomly looking at the digipen tag on tumblr
…the US school costs $14k a semester? 0A0
In today’s episode of Homework Fridays…
We’re starting off our series with a bang.
Designing a space for an ancient Greek sculpture? Today’s star is the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
Step 1: Crying over perspective
Stay tuned to find out how this piece will turn out…
im that kind of creep that reads through all the tags whenever my post gets reblogged because it makes me extremely happy whenever someone likes my things since it hardly happens in real life
That feel when someone compliments your fanfic…
but subtly hates on your favourite character OTL
Things That Give Me Anxiety.
- being late
- things i said five minutes ago
- things i said five years ago
- being around a ton of people
- being yelled at
- wondering if people are talking about me
- every action i do
- and just about everything else
klarolicityswan said: thoughts about the 2nd arrow poster??
You mean the one with Oliver standing alone? While everyone is screaming about the cast poster this is the poster we should be flipping our shit about. Why? Because it’s time to get worried, BIG TIME, for our Oliver. That poster was not good - at all.
Starling City is burning behind him, wrecked cars beside him. Oliver is shrouded in complete darkness. Mask on, hood up, head down, and a shadow covers his face. Oliver looks almost…small against the back drop of the city. The darkness nearly obliterates his entire body except for a light cast down by the moon. The moon…not the sun. That’s an important distinction. It’s a full body, distant shot. We are meant to see The Arrow’s full suit. You cannot see the man. His identity is gone. You only see The Arrow.
This is a SHARP contrast to S1 & S2 posters, where Oliver is unmasked. His face is completely visible in both photos. Both S1 & S2 posters were closer shots, sometimes only half body shots, with the focus on Oliver’s face. In S2 poster there was a literal beam of SUNLIGHT behind him, illuminating his face. Illuminating his journey to becoming a hero. Felicity & Diggle were practically molded into Oliver. The three were a continuous line and intricately connected formation.
Not this year. This year is different. Very very different.
There is a battle in Oliver for S3 - over his identity and for his soul. It’s Oliver Queen vs. The Arrow. Can he only be one? Or can he both?
In this poster, The Arrow has won. Oliver Queen is gone. He is not a man. He is a symbol. His team? Gone. The Arrow stands alone, shrouded in complete and utter darkness while hell is unleashed behind him. The fact that is moonlight, not sunlight, that illuminates him troubles me. It means that The Arrow is the light to the city, in the dark, but that there is no light shining on Oliver (his face is masked). The writers are very specific about using SUNLIGHT to represent Oliver Queen. (Kiss with Laurel in S1 finale, bathed in sunlight with Felicity on the beach). Even in the tower with Felicity in 2x22, the light streamed in from a helicopter. It was almost blinding it was so bright. Oliver’s mask was off in that scene. He was dressed as The Arrow, but Felicity was speaking to Oliver. The light streamed down on Oliver to show us that Felicity had gotten through to him. She harnessed the light inside once again. This light is softer, a low glow that simply puts a spotlight on The Arrow. It’s not intended for Oliver…it’s intended for the city behind him.
Then comes the tag line…Saving A City Takes A Toll. What’s the toll? Oliver Queen is the toll. Symbolically the poster is showing that to become the Arrow and ONLY the Arrow, Oliver will sacrifice himself - his humanity. Now, if being only a symbol was a good thing…the poster would be lighter or brighter. It’s not. It’s hell on earth and Oliver is in the thick of it. Alone.
I’ve been saying we all need to get worried about Ra’s Al Ghul. Really fucking worried. He’s much worse than Slade. Much much worse. This poster proves me right. Ra’s Al Ghul sacrificed his own identity and lives for a cause. He is a symbol and only a symbol. The League of Shadows has flourished as a result and Ra’s Al Ghul is achieving his goals because of it. He is effective. To beat Ra’s Al Ghul, Oliver may believe he has to BECOME Ra’s Al Ghul. Embrace his symbol, become only The Arrow, so he can be more effective and more lives can be saved. The only way to do that is to remove everyone and everything that connects him to his humanity & his life as Oliver Queen. That’s why Ra’s Al Ghul is so dangerous. He’s got a point…a point Oliver may be inclined to agree with and listen to. Evil is incredibly seductive and dangerous when it’s presented as the ends justifying the means. It’s not the physical war. It’s the mental war and Ra’s Al Ghul tips the balancing scale towards The Arrow.
This poster shows the result of that tipping point. And it’s bad. Really really bad. To save the city, Oliver embraced his symbol. His is The Arrow. Only The Arrow. But there is a price to be paid. He has lost his identity as Oliver Queen and he’s lost everyone that is important to him.
In this poster, Oliver Queen has lost his soul.
"For tonight. You like italian, right? Everyone likes italian"
*Felicity’s little smile*
"You got a hot date or something?"
THE WHOLE TRAILER:
I don’t care about the angst that will follow. Those two will find their way back to each other. I KNOW IT!!!:
IS IT OCTOBER YET?!?!?!?!: