It must kill Emma that Hook still loves her even now she’s changed so much. If he loves this shell of the person she used to be - if he doesn’t even seem to notice the difference - then how much did he ever love the woman she really is?
It doesn’t matter anyway. She’s trapped in it now: an act she put on for her parents, and for Hook and for the whole fucking town. She was so desperate for love she made herself into the shape of something they *could* love. And if she’d been hoping they’d see what she was doing and tell her to stop, that they’d tell her she was fine just the way she was, well that hope’s dead and buried now.
And you know what? It’s fine. It’s fine. They love her, they really do - and if it’s only *this* her they love, the needy, clinging woman playing at being a princess, it’s still love. She gets the wedding of someone’s dreams, even if they aren’t hers. She gets a home that Henry can share with her, and she tries not to notice the way he looks at her like she’s… disappointed him somehow.
But sometimes when she’s with Regina, when she looks at Regina - those few times she allows their eyes to meet - she remembers a different self. The woman who swaggered through life and punched her way out of problems and cared about all the lost and the disregarded, the people in whom she saw her own reflection.
That Emma wanted love - who doesn’t? But when this Emma remembers her, she doesn’t remember ever wanting to lose herself in love. She wanted to *find* herself in it. And she never dreamed of being a princess. In her fantasies she was always the prince. There was a family she used to imagine for herself too, not that long ago, nothing like a fairy tale but still perfect.
It was dumb. It was never going to happen. And this is happening, and she’ll make herself be who she’s meant to be and she definitely won’t let herself think about that night they spent so recently in Aesop’s Tables when Hook had left her.
She’ll forget the way Regina had looked at her and smiled and the touch
of her fingers against Emma’s arm, each one a separate little warmth and
pressure on her skin.
‘How do you feel?’ Regina had asked her, and Emma hadn’t been able to answer or hadn’t wanted to. Because the truth was, she’d finally felt free.
immediacy is brought about by: tactile detail, short sentences / paragraphs interspersed with long ones, ‘conversational fillers’ (huh / what / really / etc) that express surprise or affectation
narration from limited points of view (first, second, third-limited) can/do double as character voices — choose your verbs / adjectives / descriptors accordingly
when stuck on how to get from point A to point B, start at point B and work backwards (in your head, if you write as chronologically as i do) — start with ‘what would bring about point B’ and then ‘what would bring about that’ and just keep working backwards until you see a link
so do caffeine pills and multivitamins
remember that it’s okay to take breaks to think once in a while
Jesus fucking Christ, I don’t care what side of the discourse you’re on can we all just take one massive step back and acknowledge the fact we have apparently reached a stage where “sex education is pedophillia” is a thing people are saying in all seriousness and that is, objectively terrifying.
Sex ed is /vital/ for kids/ teens, especially vulnerable kids/ teens and if you don’t understand why that’s the case then you need to take a huge step back and do some fucking research because Jesus fucking Christ what you’re advocating for, in ignorance is literally endangering children.
It seems I shall be the bearer of bad news today. =( Thought once more seemed more suitable on this account of mine. I noticed this on the HQ facebook page…
I had a bad feeling when Nick Foster said: “Plenty more of it to come later in the year ….” I tried to ignore it, but… I had a feeling.
It seems we could be in for a longer haul. Ugh. Hopefully that’ll make the gap to season 3 (actual S3, not Amazon’s S3, mind ;) ) not as long? =(a Hopefully also when they say tell us a date soon, they mean actually soon. lol
«✮» …I would have kept Erina far, far away from Dio.
I wanted her’s to be a charmed life. I wanted our wedding to last longer than a day. I wanted her to raise our child with a husband by her side. I wanted to encourage her to continue her studies, even if just for her own sake; I know she always loved to heal, and I know she always loved hearing about her father’s practice. I wanted to do everything for her, to be everything…
We lost it all to Dio on that ship. She suffered–no, she still suffers. Even with Robert’s help, she struggled to raise George on her own. There became a stoniness to her that I’d hoped I would never see harden her delicate features. Years, no, decades after Dio’s attack, I would still find her looking at our wedding photo and sobbing.
I never found it in myself to hate Dio, the monster that he was. But if I had stopped him–if I had been sure he was… was dead…
Perhaps I just couldn’t bear the thought. Maybe I hesitated, in that last moment, as Dio fell down that balcony.
I must have. And Erina had to pay the price for my mistake.
(1/3) (this is gonna be long whoo boy) tbh this whole discourse seems unnecessary? I think it's time to take a step back and look at what we're arguing over. Most tree bros shippers i've seen (me included!) are mentally ill themselves and aren't forgetting what the show is about. And i've yet to see someone who thinks tree bros could realistically happen in the context of the actual show.
(2/3) Most of us find it comforting to think that two mentally ill character like ourselves, who are very similar, could help and find comfort in one another. And if tree bros isn’t your cup of tea, I understand! There’s not much canon basis in the show, it’s more a fantasy of what could be. And from what little we see of Connor, he is pretty aggressive, including towards Evan. And if you don’t want to see tree bros content, understandable!
(3/3) Luckily we’re on tumblr and you can blacklist “tree bros” and ask people to tag it so you don’t have to see it. But i’ve been in multiple fandoms with way worse problems, where ped*philic and inc*st ships are popular, and in a fandom thats been as wholesome as DEH, i’d hate to see us demonizing others over things that seem to be harmless. (anyone feel free to respond to this!)
Recently reading the latest chapters I thought “Bum is way cuter than I remember” and looking back the evolution of koogis art is pretty surprising (though not unexpected as you do get better as you draw). I really like what her style has become, though I think the old style is really good too. It sets the vibe of a creepy stalker and a popular guy and it worked really well for the beginning.
This Wendy’s thing is confusing to me because y’all can’t actually be laughing so hard at the twitter’s weak-ass “burns” that you accidentally make anime fanart, so I’m forced to assume you just wanted to bang the cartoon hamburger girl and saw an opportunity to express it.