So I rewatched “Lily” for research purposes (obviously) and discovered that Regina says “Emma” 16 times during 15 minutes and 58 seconds of shared screen time (and yes this includes the scene at the end where Regina doesn’t say a single line towards Emma).

So, on average, she says Emma’s name once every 60 seconds.

Is it fair then to deduce that Regina thinks about Emma every minute? Because that’s the conclusion I came up with.

i literally cannot process information right now because Robin Hood knocked up the Wicked Witch of the West who will probably end up getting raised by the  Evil Queen meanwhile Will Scarlet is also the Knave of Hearts and just kind of got a blessing to date Belle by the Beast himself and we’re all wondering when Captain Hook is going to do the do with the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming

Favorite fanfic as an actual book!

I did it! I made it! I have it!  

I have the-pyrophoric-one‘s The Secret’s in the Telling as a real book now!

But that’s not all! toodrunktofindaurl kindly gave me her permission to print it with her beautiful illustrations (thanks again!).

I’m so freaking happy you have no idea.

If you wonder about the process, here’s my tutorial:

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‘Mother’ - Press Release


Barbara Hershey and Rebecca Mader Return

“Mother” – Emma returns to Storybrooke to reunite Lily with Maleficent while Regina and Robin struggle to cope with the implications of Zelena’s pregnancy. When Gold’s health takes a turn for the worse, Isaac looks to a new ally for help procuring the magic ink he needs to re-write history. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Cora returns from Wonderland to beg Regina’s forgiveness on the anniversary of Daniel’s murder. Cora vows to help her daughter find true love, but Regina remains suspicious of her mother’s intentions, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry, Michael Socha as Will Scarlet and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest stars include Barbara Hershey as Cora, Tony Perez as Valet/Nobleman, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Wil Traval as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Ingrid Torrance as Severe Nurse, Agnes Bruckner as Lily, Patrick Fischler as Isaac, John Innes as Older Man, Jeremy Patrick Schuetze as Young Man, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Maleficent, Chad Cosgrove as Carriage Driver, Joe Dodds as Outrider #1 and Jim Finkbeiner as Outrider #2.

”Mother” was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Ron Underwood.

Hook and Emma’s goodbye was a bright spot in a fairly dark episode, and I can’t help but feel that was intentional. I loved that Hook was honest with Emma when she asked him why he wasn’t able to resist the pull of darkness, and what he said was what we’ve known to be true about him for a long time: He didn’t feel like he had anything or anyone to live for except his vengeance. A lack of love can do dark things to a person’s spirit, and Hook is the prime example of that.

But Emma doesn’t have a lack of love in her life now. She has her parents and her son, as Hook stated. But Emma wasn’t about to let Hook doubt his place on that list anymore. It was such a huge sign of character growth for Emma that she was able to tell him he’s as important to her as her family is; he’s someone she wants to fight to be her best self for. And it’s important to note that Hook is the only person on that list not connected to Emma by blood. In an episode that dealt with the role fate has played in Emma’s relationships, Emma’s scene with Hook was a strong reminder that fate may have allowed them to cross paths, but they made the choice to open their hearts to each other. Hook made the choice to give up his darkness because Emma offered him hope for the first time in centuries, and now he’s choosing to offer that same hope to her.

—  Nerdy Girl Notes (X)