Oliver without Felicity is a humorless bastard, doing good outside the law, coming very close to crossing the line into evil. Felicity without Oliver is stuck in the IT department, wasting her amazing talents fixing executives’ online screw-ups, hemmed in by her determination to be a good girl. Oliver and Felicity together mean that Oliver smiles and Felicity saves lives, that Oliver has somebody to say, “You’re going too far” and Felicity has somebody to invite her to break into a casino and cheat at cards, which means they reach the goal of every great romance story: they’re better together.
This Jennifer Crusie article about Olicity, and Felicity specifically, is flawless.
Holy crap! When I saw the name Jennifer Crusie, I was like, THE Jennifer Crusie whose novels I read? Then I was like, THE Jennifer Crusie whose novels I read is a fan of Arrow and Olicity? OMG, WTF?
This blog is AWESOME! She is right about everything in it (I could quote the whole thing, but you should really just go read it), but she’s especially right when she talks about how characters do exactly whatever they want. People who don’t write don’t understand this, but those of us who do know exactly what she’s talking about. Sometimes a character for whom you planned nothing comes along and steals your entire world out from under you.
Every point she brought up about Oliver and Felicity’s effect on each other, Oliver’s relationships with other women (none of whom have the remotest chemistry with him), and Olicity shippers is spot on. This entry has been sitting on the internet since July and I didn’t know about it. I think everyone who has an interest in Arrow or Olicity needs to read it.