Diary of a Dorkette: First off, congratulations on your new hit show Arrow, on the CW. The ratings are good, and there is a great number of new fans getting introduced to who you are. You have certainly reached a point beyond the fandom. Did you ever think you'd become such a huge hit?
Green Arrow: Thank you. I am very pleased with the success of the show. I never figured my story would make it this far. There were many times that I was concerned that DC was going to pull the plug.
Diary: Didn't they though? I feel like you died once.
GA: I did. And it didn't last. What can I say? I have a very loyal fan base.
Diary: That you do. But aside from the show, what else are you up to?
GA: Well I don't know if you know this, but I have retired from fighting crime. I sort of work behind the scenes now. I help DC with their change up with the New 52, and I help give Stephen Amell, the actor that plays me, some tips on how to fight and look the part in Arrow.
Diary: What is Stephen like? Because I have got to say, he would have been perfect for a double feature with you for Heroic Hottie. His shirtless work and the salmon ladder is just... well I mean there are just no words.
GA: Riiight. Well I told him how to work on those abs. I knew that each ab would have to be working that much harder to get him through the various stunts along with the infamous salmon ladder.
Diary: Can you share any spoiler alerts for the rest of Arrow's first season?
GA: Well sure, why not? Here is what you can expect from the rest of the first season... (At this point in the interview, Green Arrow's phone rang) Oh, if you'll excuse me. I really need to take this call. (The former super hero left the interview for what felt like an eternity. Diary of a Dorkette couldn't help but wonder what was keeping him.)
Eventually the Green Arrow returned and appeared slightly out of breath.
Diary: That must have been some phone call. Are you alright?
GA: Fine. Just a stressful phone call. Anyways, season one. There will be plenty of action. And maybe some romance.
Diary: Oh romance! Perfect topic. Now that you have escaped the drudgery of a vigilante lifestyle, have you been able to settle down with anyone?
GA: Possibly. But I feel that if I were to tell you that, I'd be letting a lot of fantasies end a most tragic fate.
Diary: Do you know who my readers are? I think the only one who will be devastated that you are spoken for is me. Now fess up, who has captured your heart?
GA: Let's just say I am with someone who truly understands my crazy schedule. (Green Arrow's publicist interrupts the interview to relay a message.) I apologize again Miss M, but I have to step away for a second. Business never takes a rest.
(And so the lovely Miss M paused the interview and waited. While waiting, she did stop by a table with complimentary food. Why not, right? And so this highly esteemed journalist with a plate full of yummy food, simply waited. And waited.)
Rushing back to the interview, Green Arrow whispered to his publicist quickly.
GA: Wow, I am so sorry for that. I just get so busy that I lose track of time.
Diary: I suppose I can accept that. Not to make a double standard or anything, but you are the Heroic Hottie for November. I guess there can be a little bit of leeway. Although don't let Gambit know that. He was the first Heroic Hottie of 2012, and he didn't even get an interview. So, speaking of heroes, do you ever hang out with other super heroes?
GA: Sometimes. Super heroes lead a very busy life. Constantly saving the world and showing up for fan events... not to mention the work involved with having our likeness captured for merchandise, well there isn't always a lot of time to fraternize with other heroes. Though I am good friends with Green Lantern. And I always love getting to spend time with He-Man and She-Ra. They are truly remarkable.
Diary: You know I have to be honest. Sitting across from you and just taking you in, I can't help but feel like I am involved in a crazy affair.
GA: Excuse me?
Diary: Oh, yes, that must sound silly. What I mean to say is that I have always been a Marvel girl. So to be talking with you, a DC super hero, and setting things up for this interview... well I just feel like I'm stepping out.
GA: I see. You don't care for DC?
Diary: No not at all. I'm just not familiar with the DC Universe very much. (At this point, Green Arrow flexed his muscular arms and Miss M nearly fainted.) But I am certainly interested in learning more...
GA: And I am sure I could show you. You'd be surprised at how good DC is.
Diary: Oh really?
GA: Yes. And I will tell you more, but first I need to just quickly check on something that needs to be double checked. If you'll excuse me one more time, I have another call to make...
Diary: Sure. I am getting used to this... (And so the interview took another long pause. During this time, Miss M made a phone call to her dear friend April O'Neil)
Diary: April. Ok, you've taught me everything you know, but my goodness, I never figured that interviewing someone would be this... complicated.
After sauntering back to the interview, Green Arrow plopped down and looked exhausted.
Diary: My goodness, you are bleeding.
GA: (Before talking, GA looked down at his shoulder that was bleeding heavily) Oh look at that. It would appear so.
Diary: Who gets a wound like that taking a business call? You need to see a doctor!
GA: Nah. This is nothing. Really.
Diary: Umm, if you say so. But it really looks bad. Maybe we should end the interview for now and call it a night. Get some rest, and we can certainly resume at a later date.
GA: Sure. I think that is a plan. I probably need a little rest.
Diary: Sounds good. I will get with your assistant and figure out another date. So until next time?
GA: Sure. Have a nice night.
(And with that, the interview ended for the time being. Miss M left to make some notes while Green Arrow left to get some much needed rest. Or so his publicist said.)
Diary: Wow, you look like you were hit with a bag of soap bars. How are you?
GA: Doing very well. I fell down a flight of stairs. Faulty joints.
Diary: Ok, well I only have a few more questions to ask and then we will be done. Critics have long said that you were nothing more than a second rate attempt to create a 'Batman' type vigilante to the super hero world. What do you think has been your own unique stamp on the world of heroes?
GA: Oh I'm not sure. To the outside world I probably look like some B-level hero who looks like Robin Hood, but I would like to think I am more than that. I have come from money, lost my money, and made my own money. But at the end of the day there are many people in this world that are disadvantaged and in need of being treated fairly. I fight for them and the other injustices that people in positions of power abuse. I want to help create social awareness. Among other things. Sometimes there are just too many things that are very hard to explain.
Diary: Like the bleeding wound from our last visit?
GA: Yes. Like that.
Diary: You are very interesting...
GA: Yes, I remember your interview with Bow. He is a good friend. It is crazy though, that a bow and arrow has become so trendy. One of the oldest weapons in history is finally getting the attention it deserves.
Diary: Some would say the same about you. Congratulations on the new show and your long storied career.
GA: Thank you. And I also thank you for picking me for the November Heroic Hottie. It is nice to be noticed.
Diary: Well, something tells me that a lot of your fans will enjoy this.
GA: Yeah. I sure hope so. Now if you'll excuse me...
Diary: You have an important business call to make?
GA: Actually no, I have plans tonight. I'm going to a concert.
Diary: Oh, who are you going to see?
GA: Jem and the Holograms. Of course.
Diary: Of course. Take care. (The interview ended with GA hugging Miss M, to which M nearly passed out on the floor. It was his arms.)
Can't believe another Heroic Hottie is down for the count? Neither can I! Interviewing the Green Arrow was beyond fun, if not unusual. I really enjoyed talking to him and I really enjoy the new show Arrow, airing on the CW. With new episodes soon to feature the Huntress and hopefully Black Canary, I am really looking forward to seeing what this show can do.
So with one more Heroic Hottie left before the end of the year, many are wondering who he will be. Well, there is only one way to find out! Check back in December as I unveil an all new piece of man plastic! For now enjoy the pictures and keep it here. This weekend will see an all new Adora's Search for Honor, and it will be amazing! Did Catra kill Hordak? Will He-Man save Eternia? And just how is Part 2 going to end? With only a few more chapters left, there is only one thing left to do: find out! Until next time, take care everyone!