There is so much that I love about this character, not least is her strength, and I don’t mean just physical strength. She possesses enough physical ability, to impress Slade Wilson, a Australian Special Forces soldier, after being trained by her father.
She is academically very able, and evidently possesses enough patience and skill to be able to pass on some basics of archery to Oliver. It was nice to know that her and her father were the ones who first helped Oliver learn the weapon that was going to become his signature.
Her loyalty is absolute, and she will do anything to protect those that she cares for, risking her life to rescue Oliver and Slade more than once. She evidently had a positive and long lasting influence on Oliver, as he used her hood even when he was back in Starling City, as a way of honouring her and her father.
I have to confess to being slightly disappointed that the writers opted to have her form a romantic attachment to Oliver, it just would have been nice to see Oliver have a entirely platonic relationship with a woman that he wasn’t related to.
Shado, Yao Fei, Oliver Queen and Slade Wilson battle Fyers’ and his soldiers, clip uploaded by Oliver Queen
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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