One word moodboard: Selkies requested by @rumpels-popo

Selkies (also spelled silkies, sylkies, selchies, Scots: selkie fowk) are mythological creatures found in Irish, Scottish, Faroese, and Icelandic folklore. Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. They are often seen by the shore, watching inquisitively with uncannily human eyes.  

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Something tragic I noticed in Skin Deep

I am sure other Rumbelle fans may have noticed this long before I did but I just noticed this and thought I should share it.

First I’m going to flash back here to season two when we saw Milah mock Rumplestiltskin with her pirate friends at the tavern.  Later when she’s hung over (despite how she treated him) human Rumplestiltskin offers her a cup of tea but she does not take it.

(Ironic that there are some haters who insist this guy somehow abused her. She left their child home alone with a fire while she mocked her disabled husband to pirates.  And later when she’s hung over he tries to give her tea.   Sooooo abusive.  That’s sarcasm, by the way…)


In Season four during the AU where he is “The Light One” it’s Belle who offers him a cup of tea to help clear his thoughts. 

He ends up dropping it and it becomes that universe’s chipped cup.

The point here is that tea has always had a special significance to Rumple before he even became the imp, before even Belle’s chipped cup.

Now back to Skin Deep.  After Rumplestiltskin kicks Belle out we see Rumple alone at his spinning wheel when Regina barges in.  He was not expecting her that day.  She’s there to discuss “a certain little mermaid.” 

However…  look at the tea he has out.  Rumple had two tea cups ready.  I think he was hoping that despite having kicked her out, that Belle would again return and he could make amends over a cup of tea, as he would have when he was mortal.

Look. There are two cups.  He wasn’t expecting Regina.  They both make that clear.  She just helped herself to the tea.   So who was that second cup for? 

He was hoping Belle would return.  He wanted to talk to her, he wanted to be the one to serve her tea.

And what is the first thing he does for Belle in the very first episode of Season two?  Well, it’s interrupted by the heroes barging into his shop but he’s preparing her that tea finally.

I think that after Rumplestitlskin kicked Belle out in Skin Deep he kept setting out two cups and tea in case she’d come back, hoping she’d come back.   And after he believed her to be dead he would have given anything to have that cup of tea with her…  

It was always there in the back of his mind so when they were finally reunited it was the first thing he did with her, besides admitting he loves her.

When he serves you tea it’s his way of apologizing or an act of humility.  In any event it seems to be his go to instinct for “making things right.”

I wonder if that’s something child Rumple got from the spinsters who raised him, that when things are bad, or you are fighting with someone, pour them a cup of tea.  Tea makes everything better.  Even the AU Belle set it.  “Things always look better after a nice cup of tea.”

  • Lucette: Who broke it? I’m not mad. I just want to know.
  • Parfait: I did. I broke it.
  • Lucette: No. No, you didn’t. Rumpel?
  • Rumpel: Don’t look at me. Look at Delora.
  • Delora: What?! I didn’t break it!
  • Rumpel: Huh, that’s weird. How’d you even know it was broken?
  • Delora: Because it’s sitting right in front of us and it’s broken!
  • Rumpel: [squints] Suspicious.
  • Delora: No, it’s not!
  • Annice: If it matters — probably not — but...Karma was the last one to use it.
  • Karma: Liar! I don’t even drink that crap!
  • Annice: [raises brow] Oh, really? Then what were you doing by the coffee cart earlier?
  • Karma: I use the wooden stirrers to push back my cuticles. Everyone knows that, Annice!
  • Parfait: Let’s not fight, I broke it. Let me pay for it, Princess.
  • Lucette: No. Who broke it?
  • Waltz: Princess, Rod’s been awfully quiet…
  • Rod: Really?!
  • Waltz: Yeah, really!
  • Everyone: [yelling]
  • Lucette: [at the camera] I broke it. It burnt my hand so I punched it.
Cinderella Phenomenon Guide

I played a wonderful visual novel by @dicesuki and made a guide for every path (to help myself with getting all achievements). The story is unique and really good written, with interesting characters and beautiful art&music. In this guide choices made for every path begin from chapter 3 (when a guy is chosen) and lead to good ending. To obtain bad ending choose the opposite of the choices. All images belong to @dicesuki (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

Some visual spoilers ahead! ( •̀ᄇ• ́)ﻭ✧

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Rumple’s Freebies

1.  Rumplestiltskin gave Charming the cure for Dreamshade for free.

2.  Rumple helped Henry with the Sleeping / Dream Curse for free.  Regina: “What do I owe you?” Rumple: “For a house call?  You couldn’t afford it.  But for Henry… It’s on me.”

3.   Helping Maleficent to see her child.

4.   Virtually everything for Belle.

5.   David’s father when he realized he just wanted to apologize to his son for giving him up.   He pretended he wanted the hair (to save face) and then discarded it as soon as he was gone.

All Most magic comes with a price.

Today is the last episode of @onceabc with the whole cast and I’m really sad, but I’m so thankful for the past 6 years of seeing my fav cast every week.
I’m looking forward to see what next with Giniffer, Josh, Bexm Emilie, Jared and Jmo.
I hope you like my fanart! 
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