Well, after five and a half seasons, it's finally official. Ever since Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) became a regular part of the team, a contingent of Arrow fans have been shipping her and the show's title hero, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell).
The "Olicity" ship was among the most popular in fandom, and while not everyone agrees that they're the best match, it refused to go away. So last month, during the Crisis on Earth X crossover event, Felicity and Oliver married alongside their friends Barry Allen and Iris West. It was a touching moment, and some dedicated Olicity fans just decided to make it even more meaningful.
As Amell tweeted over the weekend, a group of fans in Vancouver (where the show films) put some money together and had a plaque installed on a bench in that city's Stanley Park. A plaque, of course, in honor of Olicity. It reads: “In celebration of the unthinkable. Olicity. ‘We found ourselves in each other.'”
This wasn't just some silly fan project, either. In creating the plaque, the fans actually raised over $7,000 for the continued preservation of the park. See, fandom isn't all Twitter wars and endless subreddits. We can get together and do really cool things sometimes.
Check out the plaque in Amell's tweet (with a little NSFW language) below. Arrow returns with its midseason premiere January 18 on The CW.