but the writing of hook is horrible

Picking up from @villa-kulla. (Titles will probably change)

List all the things you’re currently working on in as much or little detail as you’d like, then tag some friends to see what they’re working on. This can be writing, art, vids, gifsets, whatever.

It All Ends In Tears:   Goodnight doesn’t come back to Rose Creek, and as a result Billy wasn’t in the bell tower and survives. He and Vasquez decide to ride together. Featuring the horrible break up of Goody and Billy, and the possible hooking up of Billy and Vasquez.  

“He’s wondering if Billy will lay him out if he tries to kiss him. He’s three drinks past common sense which means his brain is helpfully telling him that not only will Billy love it, but he’d actually love it EVEN MORE if he just pulled him into his lap to do it.“

The One With All The Prostitutes: A chapter in the Sing To The End verse where Emma ends up chatting with all the saloon girls at one of the bars Goodnight and Billy get drunk at. It will in no way resemble that scene from Wagon’s East. (Which is a terrible movie that I am embarrassed to admit has a permanent place in my brain)

Roller Derby AU: I play with this one in my head a lot. Would take place during a bout, and circle POVs. It’s a WFTDA game (So women’s flat track), and this idea actually showed up thanks to a discussion that involved Billy being a trans guy so the idea is that this is his last game with his WFTDA league team, and he’s thinking about what he’ll do after this. Play men’s derby (MRDA)? NSO for his team? Stop playing? If I went that way then I figure trans women Vasquez so I can keep the character as an on track player. It’s Vasquez’s first bout. Red just sort of walked in off the street, picked up the microphone and everyone assumed he was the scheduled announcer. He’s not. Emma is fierce and lives by a “Pain is temporary. Victory is forever” mindset. Faraday is in a crazy T-Rex costume. The T-Rex is the mascot of neither team. Sam is the never appreciated enough NSO who made them redo the track four times because the curve went too close to the penalty box. Goody is their coach and Billy’s boyfriend. Everyone is terrified that when Billy leaves Goody will go with. They are not wrong. Horne coaches a jr. derby league (This exists. It’s amazing), and brought a bunch of like pre-teen/teen derby girls to watch the bout.  

Who knows if it’ll ever happen. (Billy’s derby name is Knife’s Edge which means his teammates probably call him Edge).  

Legend tells of a no rules roller derby league somewhere in Middle America. There are days when Emma thinks about searching for them.

Shake-Sam: The one I’m currently writing. Another Sing To The End addition. It’s not actually called that, but I had to name my Word doc something. Sam shows up. Emma has a crush. Billy probably gets a sword.  

Where The Light Dangles: My build the plot as it goes fic. Fire? Billy’s probably sick? This is not going to end well? Why don’t you tell me what you think it’s about, and I’ll take all the credit notes. =)

me: *thinking abt angst fic where drarry start hooking up secretly during 6th year both in spite of having horribly conflicting ideologies and generally disliking each other and a little bit because of those things too and they never talk abt politics or morality or the future bc they’re either other’s coping mechanisms and attempts at self destruction and of course it can’t last and it doesn’t but after the war is over they’re both still alone and still hurting and how do u reconcile hating everything about someone but still wanting them?? missing them???? missing how they made you feel?? how they made you feel like you weren’t the worst thing in the world or like you weren’t quite as alone when you were too afraid to ask anyone else to hold you until you couldn’t breathe ????*
me at me: could you literally just do your homework

Favorite Electronic Beats Profile Quotes-Murdoc

-”Drum roll…Fluttering Union Jack, overlaid with the two best words in the English language: MURDOC NICCALS. Cue pyrotechnics. Begin voiceover.”

-”He’s a living legend, bigger than Mozart and the sex idol of billions.”

-”Like Jesus of Nazareth, Murdoc of Stoke-on-Trent was a miracle baby.”

-”Like thousands I got hooked on space dust, one of the most destructive sweets in the playground. I moved on to harder gear—fizz-wiz, flying saucers—and realised that by prising open the dark recesses of my mind, I could write songs that were almost unintelligible in their horrible beauty.”

-”Right. That’s the formative stuff. Intermission. I’m going for a smoke.1.Where was I?”

-”The worst thing about being me is I’m only one man. And scientists are taking their sweet time with cloning.”

-”The ungrateful moron still hasn’t thanked me. None of them have, despite twice daily email reminders.”

-”But you can’t cage this beast for long. And now, finally, I’m back. The fourth coming of Murdoc. Even more explosive than the other three times.”

-”The world better be ready for some painful truths, cos this time I’m f***king furious.”

anonymous asked:

I was just thinking this because of your idea of hook and Emma going on a honeymoon as a way to write them off. Do you think they could be written off to go to Tallahassee? I would hate that so much, and it would be so insulting to SF shippers, but it seems like something kisowitz would do. Whatever seems the most insulting to non-CSers is the route they usually go.

I really hope not I think it would be horrible for Swan Fire shippers.

If anyone’s noticed (and if anyone cares), I’ve not reblogged anything regarding last night’s OUAOUAT (Once Upon A Once Upon A Time) because honestly, it deserves zero acknowledgment whatsoever. Not since 2x20 have we gotten an episode that godawful.

What I’m scared of now is the next episode (which I won’t even be watching). Not because of what could happen with Hook and Emma, I don’t even care about their drama anymore. Not because of the zillionth Snow White, Evil Queen, Henry Sr. flashback story. Not because of anything having to do with Gideon and Rumbelle that could come up. What worries me is the uncertainty of how they’re going to write out the Evil Queen and Robin of Loxley. EQ has been horribly handled as a villain throughout this whole season, and this new Robin is, like her, a pointless development in a pointless story arc. Yet I can’t shake this feeling that I kind of want them to be happy in the end? I’ve never been an OQ shipper but EQ on her own has been so less horrible and heinous than Regina-as-the EQ was and has been nothing but honest about who she is and what she’s all about, and Robin of Loxley is perhaps the most sensible character to be currently on this show, especially in regards to how he views Regina and Storybrooke, and considering how the previous Robin Hood was like, that is quite the accomplishment. I get that they’re not good people, but as characters they’re way more tolerable than our core cast. They deserve so much better - let them find happiness, dammit!

And after they’re gone….Ariel, Jasmine, Jafar! Come save me from this Hell!

hilary’s smartass guide to the episode: 5x10


I’m not going to lie, that was painful af, and I’m glad I spoiled myself, because that would have been ROUGH to sit through if I didn’t know what was coming (even though, as I said many times beforehand and tried to warn everyone about, I WAS EXPECTING THE ABSOLUTE WORST FROM THIS EPISODE and for things to look really horrible). To that end, it was actually…. not quite as bad as I was braced for, to be honest. Bad. Definitely bad. But if you were actually going to write an episode where you randomly destroyed your main character, your main romantic lead and your main romantic relationship after three years of careful building, this is exactly how you would NOT do it.

Let’s take this piece by piece.

First off, and most obviously: Dark Hook. There are two ways this is going to play out, and I honestly think either is just as likely at this point, because there is canon evidence for both. We’ll find out for sure next week, but the options are pretty simple.

1) Hook is playing a long con on the darkness, has decided to do exactly the same thing as Emma, and is carefully manipulating everyone to get to the point of destroying the DOs for good. He’s hurt and angry and acting out, but essentially still himself and aware of who he is and what is at stake.

2) Hook has genuinely given into the darkness and is working with it for its purposes. But at the eleventh hour next week, we will see him come up for air, resist it, and choose to die to save Emma and destroy the darkness for good, earning himself the right to be rescued as a hero from the underworld.

For option 1, you have PLENTY of actions of Hook’s that do not fit with his stated desire (to kill Rumple and have his revenge on HIM). You have him emphasizing multiple times to Rumple that Excalibur can kill him, you have him completely throwing the swordfight (I’m sorry, there is NO WAY that the most powerful Dark One yet, armed with magic and Excalibur, on his own ship where he’s fought for hundreds of years, let powerless Rumple win and then leave with Excalibur, the one weapon that could kill him and which he made sure to explain that it could, to be handed over to the heroes!) you have him making it blindingly easy for everyone to find the dreamcatchers (lbr, he also knew the squid ink was left over and left it behind to be used) and hence get back their memories, you have him following up Merlin’s voicemail tip (remember, EMMA STILL HAS NOT HEARD THAT NIMUE IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE ONE TO DEFEAT THE DARKNESS!) and bringing the DOs to Storybrooke, and you have him once more being a lot of bark, hitting Emma where she and he both know it hurts with verbal assaults, but very little bite. He makes no attempt to harm her. He just knocks out Merida. He doesn’t even TRY to kill Rumple. And he says, “You’re only a pawn if you don’t know you’re being used.” Really. Tell me that Killian Jones, after three hundred years, doesn’t know exactly how the Dark One operates.

If Dark Hook thought the others were his enemies, he would have done a lot worse than that. Instead we have a montage of him reliving the worst moments of his life that the DO was responsible for, as he became it. He wants revenge, yes. But he wants it ON THE DARKNESS. We heard over and over how much he hates it and how much it’s the one thing he knows he has always fought. IT IS HIS ENEMY. THE OTHERS ARE NOT.

Next, Killian is turned into a DO something like… three weeks into their Camelot stay. They come back six weeks later. He’s just out there that whole time, and Merlin has a Dark Curse brewed and ready to go when he gets back. Kind of like he wants it to be used. Honestly, I don’t know how you explain this other than that Merlin knows this is going to happen, and wants to make sure it does. As I said in my earlier posts, we see baby Killian next week. The season opened with Merlin appearing to baby Emma and telling her something shady and cryptic. I am willing to bet a lot of money that Merlin has appeared to baby Killian and done likewise, and that Merlin/his plan to defeat the darkness is connected to the reason Killian was abandoned by his father. Elliot Knight has hinted at a further connection with Merlin and Hook. Merlin has been acting weird around Hook this entire time. Watching him, reacting differently to him, so forth. There is more to this story. That is just a fact. We do not know everything yet.

Ergo, as I mentioned: this entire thing reeks of “Snape kills Dumbledore.” Killian and Snape are not the same character, nor are Merlin and Dumbledore. I have written before, however, about the parallels between Emma and Harry. And what you had with Snape was a situation where he performed the ultimate act to make the darkness trust him, because he had planned it out and was working in concert with Dumbledore all along, and Dumbledore ordered him to do it to ensure the darkness was defeated at the proper time. The action that made Harry hate him and believe he was a Death Eater, that he couldn’t be redeemed, that he wasn’t a hero. And yet, it was because Snape ultimately sacrificed himself for love, a love that he never once doubted, gave up on, or turned away from, no matter anything else, died as a hero, and helped save everyone from Voldemort because of it. (And I was just writing some Snape metas the other day. How interesting.)

Once again: Killian and Snape are not the same people. But in terms of the narrative roles they’re fulfilling, if it’s Door #1 and Killian IS conning the darkness, this is what just happened. You cannot tell me Merlin didn’t know this was coming and prepared (AGAIN, KETTLE OF READY-TO-GO DARK CURSE!) for it. If the darkness could have been destroyed in Camelot, it would have been. But Killian AND Emma are both bound to it, and right now, it kills them both. Killian point-blank refused to kill Emma when the darkness suggested he use her heart for the curse. DING DING DING. Her life is the one thing he’s not going to pay. He has to get her free of this somehow before it’s time.

(Again: Snape kills Dumbledore. “You’re keeping him alive so he can die at the proper moment?”)

Next, I can’t even believe that I seriously have to defend the fact that Killian loves Emma as much as she loves him, and that what he said as the DO was not him. I don’t like Rumple, but I recognize that the writers want me to look at him differently as the Dark One, and as himself. That that is the magnitude of this evil which warps and distorts people past anything they would do or be themselves. We have never known Rumple as not-the Dark One, except for some very brief flashbacks, in five seasons of the show. Hence we have nothing to compare him with. We have known Emma and Killian as NOT THE DARK ONES. WE CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE. Of course Killian doesn’t think Milah was “soiled.” Of course he doesn’t think Emma is a “pretty blonde distraction” and “will always be an orphan.” THIS IS THE MAN WHO FOUGHT THREE HUNDRED YEARS TO AVENGE MILAH, AND HAS GIVEN UP EVERYTHING FOR EMMA. I DON’T CARE WHAT HE SAID. HE IS LASHING OUT AT HER AND TRYING TO PUSH HER AWAY, JUST LIKE SHE HAS SO OFTEN DONE TO HIM. IT DOES NOT MEAN HE DOESN’T STILL LOVE HER.

When I heard all that from Killian, when he finally gave it to Emma raw about how her treatment of him has hurt him, it made me ever more convinced we are about to get the ultimate fulfillment of him as a character, AND NOT JUST EMMA’S “LOVESICK PUPPYDOG.” Over and over, he has been patient and understanding with her and let her put up those walls and push away himself and everyone else. He knows why she does it, but that doesn’t make it all right. We were all frustrated as HELL with Emma and her behavior in 3B, her apparently deliberate attempts to hurt and isolate him even when we knew she had feelings for him, AND SO WAS KILLIAN. But he NEVER SAID IT. AND BY GOD, THE MAN NEEDS TO SAY IT. HE NEEDS TO EXPRESS THAT HE IS WOUNDED TO THE CORE BY HER NOT TRUSTING HIM TO CONTROL HIMSELF, LYING TO HIM ABOUT EXCALIBUR, AND SO FORTH. DID SHE HAVE A GOOD REASON? OF COURSE. BUT IT HAS HURT HIM AND WITH THE DARKNESS IN HIM, HE’S NOW FINALLY GOING TO SAY IT. HE NEEDS TO STAND UP FOR HIMSELF AND I’M GLAD HE DID.

Honestly, as much as it hurt, I almost cheered when he gave Emma the speech about her destroying her own happiness over and over. Because this is the ultimate challenge for her not to do it anymore, when his life and his soul is at stake. Because she absolutely cannot pull back or turn away or try to do it alone (as she still wanted to do, as late as talking to Gold in the shop pre-him leaving for his duel on the Jolly). As the Dark One, Emma has made terrible mistakes and is acting selfishly and continuing to undercut him and them and everything she has become and could be. SHE IS ACTING LIKE OLD EMMA SWAN AND HE JUST TOLD HER STRAIGHT THAT SHE CANNOT DO THAT ANYMORE.

So…. you know… he’s still HIM. It’s the worst version of himself, lashing out at her and using her weak points, but he’s doing what he’s always done, to refuse to let Emma hide behind her walls and insecurities and isolate herself. HE IS FORCING HER TO DO IT WITH EVERYONE – AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW, EVERYONE COMES TO THE UNDERWORLD TO RESCUE HIM.

(Psst. We know Hook was right to tell her this because Henry, EMMA’S OTHER TRUE LOVE, told her the same thing. He called her out to her face for her selfish behavior and said he wasn’t going to trust her if she was just going to try to do it on her own again. Henry is hurt and upset with her, but he comes around to her, and they work together to defeat the darkness’ plan. WHAT DOES THIS REMIND ME OF. THREE GUESSES, FIRST TWO DO NOT COUNT.)

That’s why, while I still wish Snowing and Regina had been a bit more accommodating when the whole situation came out, I do not think they were wrong to react to Dark Emma the way they have. I think there is some backslide in their writing, yes (THOUGH CAN WE GIVE A GIANT AMEN TO SNOW STANDING UP FOR EMMA CHOOSING HOOK!), but the point remains the same. Emma has been pushing them away and lying to them and misleading them and stopping them from helping fix the situation she created. I don’t care how much you love Emma (and I ADORE HER possibly more than ever) that is not good or healthy or admirable behavior that she should be reinforced in. This is not about “Snowing and Regina are so mean to her omg.” THE POINT IS THAT SHE PUT HERSELF IN THE SITUATION WHERE THEY HAVE TO SAY IT NOW WHEN EVERYTHING IS LITERALLY GOING TO HELL! THAT IS OLD EMMA’S WORST BESETTING FLAW AND IT’S WHY HER PLAN AS DARK SWAN WAS NEVER GOING TO WORK! How could they help her save Hook and fight for her happy ending WHEN SHE NEVER GAVE THEM THE CHANCE? She didn’t trust Hook and she didn’t trust them. It may be because of the darkness, but that’s exactly why SHE can’t be trusted.


Now, as I said, it’s still also possible that Killian has genuinely given into the darkness and is still (at this moment) planning to help them snuff out the light. (Although after watching this episode, I think it’s somewhat less likely than I did before going in.) In which case, he is still going to give up the darkness and die to save her. She goes after him with Excalibur in the promo; he just poofs away. He has dark one magic. So does she. They are equally matched. Short of slapping the cuff on him and tying him up and whatever else, SHE CANNOT FORCE HIM TO SACRIFICE HIMSELF (AND AFTER HAVING NOT GIVEN HIM THE CHOICE BEFORE, SHE’S NOT GOING TO MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN). SO WHEN HE DIES, IT IS BECAUSE HE HAS MADE THE DECISION TO DO SO.

Plus, the promo just… tells you what happens? That he’s evil and Emma kills him? With no twist? In the biggiest, twistiest, angstiest arc the show has done to date? In his flashback episode, where we see him both as a child (where once again, I am expecting to see Merlin pop up and say something cryptic and unhelpful and ominous) and as an adult with his father? Where we learn what made that good man, Killian Jones, become Captain Hook, the darkness he ultimately put aside for the sake of true love?

Honestly, I think Killian may well kill his own dad in the flashback. Rumple killed his dad in his midseason finale sacrifice episode. The parallels with these two were turned up to mad level today. They are not the same character, but they are foils. Their behavior reflects on the other. And if that happens, I think it is because Brennan Jones’ abandonment of his sons has to do with dark magic, with Merlin’s manipulations, with everything that led Killian to that point. And it will contrast with him, in the present, making the choice to die HIMSELF. That he cannot defeat the darkness (as I think Merlin’s going to have something to say about; why stay SO COMMITTED FOR THREE HUNDRED YEARS?) by killing his father or Rumple or whatever. But that HE, KILLIAN JONES, HAS TO DIE AS A HERO TO DO IT. AND HE WILL. THE CULMINATION OF HIS ENTIRE DESTINY.

Plus as I keep saying. The family is going to the underworld to get him, IMMEDIATELY, after not trusting him and thinking he could destroy everything in this episode. Why does that happen if nothing changes?
If he dies as a villain (and once again, for the people in the back, EMMA CANNOT FORCE HIM TO DIE! SHE CANNOT FORCE HIM TO DO THE ONE THING THAT IS AT THE CAUSE OF ALL THEIR STRIFE RIGHT NOW: NOT GIVING HIM A CHOICE!) why do they do that? Why do they risk everything if it’s terrible to lose him but what had to happen?

Answer: They don’t.

This is still Once Upon a Time. This is still Captain Swan. One dark episode where Killian and Emma are literally conduits for the most terrible evil of all time and acting as their worst selves does not change that. If you think otherwise, I honestly have no idea what to tell you.

I said, again, several times, that this was the “darkest before the dawn” moment. I tried to warn everyone it was going to be bad. I was right. And once again, I’ve been pretty consistently right throughout this entire arc. So there’s that to think of when I say I am utterly, absolutely, completely convinced that it plays out in either Door #1 (Killian conning the darkness, deciding to do what has to be done, dying as a hero) or Door #2 (Killian working with the darkness, changes his mind, fights it when everything’s at stake, dying as a hero). Because that is where this entire thing is LEADING.

Like. I get needing a hug after that. And I am your fandom grandmother, who is here to do that for you. It was rough to sit through and to hear Dark!Killian say some of the things he did. But at the same time, that is the entire point. You’re not supposed to go, “Oh yeah, this is totally how Killian would react to Emma and what he’d say to her and how he actually feels for her and Milah and everyone.” YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO REALIZE HOW GROTESQUELY NOT HIM THE DARK ONE IS.



And there is no way in cotton picking, roller-skating, Jesus Christ on toast that this arc ends with Captain Swan’s true love not being strong enough to destroy the ultimate darkness.

It just doesn’t.

The end.

Chin up, shipmates. There be clearer waters ahead.

Grandma loves you.

Double Standard

Swan Queen 4x22: OMG she sacrificed her happy ending for Regina, she took on the Dark One power to save her……she didnt care about Hook, or Snowing or Henry!!! 

Swan Queen 5x08: Disgusting and horrible for Emma to sacrifice her light to save Hook, she doesnt care about Henry, she is a bad mother abandoning and endangering him. 

Why is it ok for her to risk everything for Regina but not for Hook? both have gotten their chance to change for the better and canonically have been called heroes, her happiness is not more important than Emma´s or any other character…. Why it was ok for her to NOT think of Henry when she took on the Dark One power for Regina?

“I will never be a well behaved woman.

I would rather pass my days lying in the middle of dirt roads, staring at the full moon with a bottle of summer red in my palms.

I would rather have kids when it suits me, not when society expects or throws shoulds.

I would rather live in a hammock on a beach for six months, and write like my soul means it.

I would rather be horribly broke at times, than married to a job because a mortgage payment has my ass on a hook.

I would rather own moments, than investments.

I would rather eat alone, than sit with women who bore me at “Wives’ Night.”

I would rather swim naked with bioluminescence, have it fall like fireflies from my hair, my breasts, my back.

I would rather do handstands naked in the moonlight when no one’s watching than pick bridesmaid dresses.

I would rather drink seven year old rum from a sandy bottle, smell of smoke and ash than sit in church.

I would rather learn from life than rack up debt, in a desk.

I would rather drink the ocean, again and again—celebrate being madly alive.

I would rather my love be defined by love itself, and nothing more or less.

I don’t need a ring on my finger to prove that I am in love.

I would rather take the chicken bus, than spend useless money in safe gated communities. Sit beside a goat, listen to raggaeton and eat green mango with sugar in a plastic bag sold from the woman who harasses the bus each time it stops.

I do not need a degree to prove that I am intelligent.

I do not need to own a piece of earth with some wood on top of it—to feel successful. No one truly owns the land, anyway—we just think we do.

My savings account has diddly to do with my richness.
I would rather sprawl my single ass out like a lioness each morning and enjoy each corner of my empty bed.

I will take a job I love and freedom over a pension, any day.

I will not work and work and work to live when my body is old and I am tired.

Stocks are for people who get boners from money.

Not everyone should have kids, and my eggs aren’t expiring.

I will not drink the societal Kool-Aid on a bus, nor will I drink it on a train.
Not on a plane, with a goat, in the rain, in the dark, in a tree, with a fox, in a box!

I will not jump through societies’ hoops and red tape, the treasure hunt in the rat race we chase.

If we must have milestones—mine will be measured by how much joy I have collected at the end of each day and how often in this life I have truly, deeply, opened.

Seek, see, love, do.”

- Janne Robinson

Oliver wakes with a stretch and a groan. His shoulder pops as he turns over to stretch out next to Connor. He hooks a foot around Connor’s calf and a hand sneaks up under Connor’s shirt.

Connor huffs out a laugh. “Well, good morning to you.” His voice is husky and soft.

Oliver hums a little and nuzzles into Connor’s side. His lips brush against Connor’s neck as he whispers, “Say it again.”

“You’re incorrigible.”

Oliver ignores him. “Say it again.”

Connor turns to catch Oliver’s lips with his. “Your breath is horrible.”

“Say it again or I’m never brushing my teeth ever again,” Oliver threatens.

“Really?” Connor smiles, wide and carefree. “Never again?” Oliver nods.  “For as long as we both shall live?”

“Something like that.” Oliver inches closer until his blurred vision clears and Connor snaps into focus. He’s still smiling and it’s huge and wide and everything. “Say it again,” Oliver whispers.

Connor brushes a hand through Oliver’s hair and cradles his jaw. “Hello, Husband.”  

I’m really happy about the horrible ratings this week.

It was the Hook-centric episode, which ALWAYS brings low ratings. Maybe A&E will wake up and stop writing Once Upon a Hook.

Seriously, NOBODY likes this. Give us back the core characters! Give us Swan Queen! Give us Rumbelle! Give us Snowing! Give us Swan-Mills family! And for the love of Christ, please gives us Regina! You know, the by and large fan-favorite character. I mean seriously wtf are A&E doing?!

I really hope Once Upon a Time doesn’t go with OQ true love because from the moment OQ started their relationship, the show sucks! Save the show at least!

Besides this is not true love! I am not saying this because I am a Swen. I am saying this because this doesn’t make sense

Robin never sacrifices for Regina
Robin always choose other people before Regina
Even when they were in the enchanted forest (4x22) he didn’t choose her or saved her


You can write a love story only based on a tattoo. Actions speak louder than words so… You can’t see any good action.

This show is not about Robin or Hook.
This show doesn’t look like a fairytale.

Once a time is amazing because it’s about strong women and all this horrible storyline started when OQ started