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The Final Proof

*A lot of people have come up with this theory, but it’s so perfect I had to write it down.

They say you learn the most from your mistakes. Mine came as I was watching “Murder Most Foul” and Charming said this:

I hadn’t really been paying enough attention to realize that he was talking about the sleeping curse that the Evil Queen had placed on him and Snow, so my mind immediately went to: What other curse needs to be broken? Luckily for me there is another curse that needs to be broken. Many of you know this, but it’s the curse that is keeping everyone in Storybrooke.

What we don’t realize is which part of the curse is still active. It’s not the dark aspects of the Dark Curse - that was broken by Emma as was prophesied/dictated by Rumpelstiltskin. No, it’s the other part that the pesky imp created that is trapping everyone here still.

The Savior curse. Think about it. The only reason Emma Swan is the Savior is because Rumplestiltskin made it so. In theory, Emma was no longer supposed to be the Savior after she broke the Dark Curse. Everyone was supposed to go back to where they were from, but that didn’t happen. Which means what? That portion of the curse, that tiny little drop, is a curse all in itself, and it too needs to be broken. When it is, Emma’s fate as the Savior will be broken; she will live.

Now you ask: But Emma was given the Shears of Destiny or whatever to cut herself from her fate and no longer be the Savior and she didn’t take it!

Well, we know how Rumple’s curse works right? A pair of pretty scissors wouldn’t break this curse because only one person has that power: Emma herself.

We’ve come full circle. Once upon a time Adam and Eddy pitched the idea that the curse would take seven years to fully break. Now we’ve reached that point. Once Emma breaks the Savior curse, Rumple’s spell that he placed on her life will break. Her Hero’s Journey will be complete, and she will return to her life in the real world, where no one needs her to protect them.

(I’ll come back to this in a minute)

So we know what needs to happen. Here I take it a step further and answer:

How?

It turns out that we have that answer too:


Ah yes. True Love. Here’s where I know I’ll lose half of you because “Once Upon a Time is obsessed with Captain Swan. Why can’t you see that, you’re blinding yourself, stop perpetuating nonsense, wake up blah blah blah blah.”

Well, I’m going to counter that with: Why is Emma still the Savior then? If Once Upon a Captain Swan is genuinely the entire point of this show, why is Emma still fated to die?

Answer: You can’t break a curse where you’re the Savior of the fairytale characters with one of the said fairytale characters.

Here you respond again with: “Well, Smartypants, you call yourself a Swan Queen shipper, but you’ve just contradicted yourself. You think the Evil Queen can break the curse with Emma? She’s a fairytale character too!”

Well, reader, you are very clever indeed. But shall I provide you with my next exhibit:

While it was super fun to watch, Split Queen was not just done for the optics. It was a setup for endgame. The Evil Queen may be a fairytale character, but Mayor Regina Mills (like Emma and Henry) is a completely original creation of our world. Which means, like Emma, the daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White, she can live a completely normal life outside of the Enchanted Forest.

I was trying to figure out the purpose behind bringing Wish Robin Hood back, and this line really explains it:

The writers are priming us for a much bigger version of this concept. Robin is the first test of the portal system. Will it allow someone who isn’t supposed to be “real” stay in the “real world”? We know Storybrooke, by our standards, isn’t a real place, it’s a refuge for fairytale characters from many realms, so it makes sense that he passes the test in this case, but what about Regina? Will she, a person who isn’t supposed to be real, be allowed to live somewhere like Boston or New York if Storybrooke doesn’t exist. This first trial proves that yes, she will be able to because something about her is connected to our world (that thing is literally the writers themselves). They have Regina grapple with this issue- Why was wish Robin able to come here?- because she’s next, and she needs to know that she’ll be okay when she tries to stay in this world.

If Regina remains unconnected to the Evil Queen, she should be able to help Emma break the curse and remain in this reality. Will it really be True Love’s Kiss that frees Emma from the Savior Curse and sends everyone to where they belong?

I would hope.

I also hope that I’ll find $2000 on the street tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean it’ll happen.

But it’s certainly the most reasonable solution since literally every curse is broken with True Love’s Kiss…

Have you ever wondered why there’s never been a True Love’s Kiss with Emma & her parents or Emma with Hook? Perhaps part of that is because True Love’s Kiss can only work with people who are from the same reality. Since Regina had True Love’s Kiss with Henry, that means she’s a part of his reality. Part of her belongs in our world. Emma has never shared True Love’s Kiss with Hook because he isn’t a part of her reality. He’s still a fairytale character. They can get married, she can choose that life, but that means she will remain tied to her fate as the Savior. She will always be connected to the Fairytale world. She will eventually die for them.

But if somehow, Regina Mills is Emma’s true True Love; if two “real people” who were created in this world- Emma Swan the bail bonds person, and Regina Mills the Mayor- shared True Love’s Kiss (not saying they’ll make it gay like they should) then the entire curse could be broken.

I just don’t see any other way they could go with this. The show has always foreshadowed that Storybrooke isn’t supposed to last.

We know there’s going to be a “reset” for the show…


And we know that Regina is no longer connected to the Evil Queen. Everything is setting up for the fairytale characters to return to their world.


But what happens next?

A good story always comes full circle, but the hero returns home with more knowledge and is in a better place. Odysseus goes on a crazy journey with a bunch of messed up shit but eventually makes it back home. Dorothy wishes she could experience life over the rainbow, but when she does, she learns that there’s no place like home. Harry Potter steps onto Platform 9 ¾ for the first time alone, and in the last book he steps on with a family. So if in the Pilot we see Emma in her lonely Boston apartment, wishing on a star to no longer be alone, it only makes sense that the last time we see her, she’s in her Boston apartment but she isn’t alone- she has a family.

We know Henry will be a part of that family, but it’s safe to assume that Regina will be there too, because of this promise:

Unfortunately all magic comes with a price, and my prediction is that price will be that everyone forgets that any of this ever happened.

I’m grounding this theory in the fact that the last time there was a reset, that happened to half of the parties involved: Emma and Henry 

In that scenario, the Dark Curse was destroyed. The Dark Curse’s purpose was to create Storybrooke, so once it was gone, Emma and Henry forgot that Storybrooke ever existed… But everyone in the Enchanted Forest still remembered Emma and Henry because the Savior Curse still existed- they all remembered the Savior. They were able to go back and get her and recreate the bridge between our worlds because Emma was still the Savior. Once the Savior Curse is gone, everything will be wiped out. Everyone will forget that the Savior existed, and why she existed. All the fairytale characters will return to their world where their stories will play out, and all the characters from our world will begin to lead a normal life.

That life for Emma and Regina could very well be together. It’s not guaranteed, but it would certainly explain why the writers have made an effort to keep Emma and Regina apart in Storybrooke while maintaining a certain amount of tension between them- because their story isn’t meant to play out in Storybrooke. It would also explain why it’s not a topic of conversation for any of the writers or actors- it’s a major plot point,  and talking about it would be a spoiler. Lastly, Adam Horowitz said himself that they weren’t queerbaiting:

If they’re planning on having Regina be a part of Emma’s new life free from the Savior curse, then technically this isn’t a lie.

But could they make it so that Emma and Regina’s relationship is merely as platonic co-parents in the real world? Of course. But at the end of the day we would still be right: Swan Queen would still technically be endgame, and it’s still a hell of a lot better than Captain Swan.

Handy Helpers

A CS Modern AU featuring Captain Charming as Handymen with a side of Snowing and some Ruby being Ruby. 

Rated: M for smut and swears. One-shot. About 13K words. 

[On AO3 here]

A/N: About a month or so ago, my house was being remodeled to sell. I made a post about how it gave me a need to write David and Killian as handymen, and a few folks seemed interested in the idea. So, instead of updating one of my many WIPs, I did… this. It is silly and a little smutty and full of bad puns and innuendo. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. If not… then go yell at @tnlph because she read the beginning part and egged me on. 


Emma always thought of her apartment as quirky and charming. It had character. It’s… okay, it’s kind of a dump. But it’s hers and she liked it the way it is and had no intention of changing it. That is, until her building all of a sudden went co-op, meaning her quirky little rent-controlled rat hole is about to be a gentrified, mortgage-requiring nightmare that she simply can’t afford on her bail bondsperson income.

To add insult to injury, the new co-op board is making her fix the place up so they can sell it out from under her. They had the decency to offer her reimbursement for some of the renovation expenses, but damn. After the fourth general contractor laughed in her face when she told him the budget, she didn’t know what she was supposed to do.

Well, besides whiskey drinking and late-night google searching.

It is in the throes of these activities that she finds them: Handy Helpers. Two guys, three hands, everything you need for your home improvement project. It doesn’t occur to her until much later that there’s a numerical irregularity in that advertisement.

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My review of BatB (2017): part one

So … I finally got a chance to see the film today. After years and years of waiting for a live-action remake of one my favorite Disney movies, I’m sad to say that I left the theater feeling underwhelmed and disappointed.


WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!


First the things I hated/disliked:


Emma Watson as Belle. Wow, talk about bad casting. To think I actually once thought she would be a good choice for the role, but that was before I knew this film would be a musical. Back when I still had hope that she would grow as an actress. I tried to remain optimistic. I wanted to wait and see for my myself if she had improved, but the truth is … no, she hasn’t. If anything she’s even more boring, stiff, snobby and unemotional than ever. Her singing isn’t even singing at all imo. It’s sounds more like she’s just talking but with music playing in the background. She’s really, really auto-toned and hearing her “sing” next to truly talented people (like Audra McDonald) is just embarrassing. She is by far the weakest part of the whole film. It only makes the way people have been hyping about her version of Belle all the more silly. What is so groundbreaking about Emma Watson’s portrayal??


One of the biggest problems with her in this role is that Belle is supposed to be the most interesting girl in her village, but EW is about as interesting as a plain slice of bread. She also lacks the warmth, charm and vulnerability of Disney’s animated Belle. EW’s version comes across as bored, snobbish and unemotional. She doesn’t come across as a daydreamer - as someone who genuinely feels like an outsider. Instead she gives off an arrogant vibe that says “I’m not like other girls”. She even says at one point “Oh, I’m not a princess” - and not in a humble way like Ella does in Cinderella (2015) - no, she says it like she actually hates the title of ~princess. As if that were something offensive?? I can’t understand why the people in the village (especially Gaston) are so fascinated by her. To make this more believable Disney should have cast a more charismatic actress.


I could give Emma Watson a pass for what she did to Hermione, but I will NOT give her a pass for what she did to Belle. Mainly because I hate the attitude she’s been having towards animated Belle/live-action Cinderella. These characters are very special to me and I don’t like seeing people put them down. Also, Emma’s brand of feminism is shit and completely old school imo. I hate how much creative control she had on this film. Here are just some other things she did that really annoy me:


1. How can you sign on to do a period film when you refuse to wear a corset/stays???? Like seriously… I hate that her reasoning for not wearing them is because it’s apparently “un-feminist”. Yeah, because it’s super feminist to define women by what they wear. Let’s act like Cinderella isn’t an admirable person because she did house work and wore stays. Let’s pretend women like Jane Austen weren’t total badasses because they wore corsets.


2. Why make Belle an inventor? Why not make her a writer instead? This never seemed like something the animated Belle was interested in. Sure, it’s possible she would learn some of these things from her dad, but it still seems like such an odd character change to me. I might be alone here but this also came across as Emma/the script writers saying to me: If a woman doesn’t invent something or make “history” somehow, then her story is not empowering or even worth telling.


3. And out of all the cool/weird things she could have invented … why a washing machine? I know it’s because she’d rather read books instead, but this comes across as more dissing towards women who do house work. Has this Belle ever washed a dish by hand?? Would it really be so awful for her to just wash her clothes by hand like everyone else?? Even in today’s modern age (with lots of different electric appliances) people still do things by hand.


4. According to Emma, her Belle is an “active princess”, but I can’t remember her doing many other activities except reading. Did I miss something? As far as I can tell Cinderella was way more busy than this Belle was. Ella not only did house work but she also did farm work, horseback riding AND she did it while wearing a corset/flats. Emma promoted this new Belle as “Not your mother’s Disney princess” (this from the recent Vanity Fair issue) and yet I don’t see what’s so amazing/progressive about her version of the character. Throwing away your corsets and exchanging your flats for boots is not enough to “wow” me.


There’s a lot more I want to talk about, but I’ll save that for tomorrow in part two of my review.

Damn, he smells good

Regina: Emma, will you tell your pirate to stop leaving his stuff next to my Heart Collection ™?

Regina: *throws jacket to Emma*

Emma: yea, sure.

Emma: *holds jacket to her face and breathes deeply*

Regina: Tell me you didn’t just sniff that. You guys are pathetic.

Emma: What? He smells really good.

David, wistfully: Yes, like leather and the sea and Something Uniquely Killian. *sigh*

Emma:

Regina:

David: *looks down and shuffles his feet* Well….we, uh, hugged…for just a second… in a manly fashion. Very, very masculine hug… couldn’t help but notice…*cough*…

David: Please don’t tell Snow.

Beyond the Horizon - Chapter 41

Fic Update

Beyond the Horizon:  AU: When Princess Emma’s ship is captured by the Jolly Roger and Captain Killian Jones, she offers herself as a hostage for ransom if he will let the ship and the other passengers go. With Emma, Killian remembers the honour he once held dear, and Emma catches glimpses of the gentleman Killian had been. Against all odds, the pirate and the princess begin to fall for each other.

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                                            Chapter Forty-One

                                      Of Mermaids and Monsters

Her first kiss had been at fourteen, not long after her breasts had begun to swell to womanly roundness under the bodices of her gowns and the lords of the court (both unmarried and not) started to watch her much more closely when she entered the Great Hall behind her parents or took the floor to dance with her father at a ball. He was a knight, bold and boastful, the first who’d asked for her token to carry with him to the annual jousting tournament for luck instead of her mother’s. Three years her senior, he was tall and handsome and when he’d bent down and his lips had brushed hers Emma had felt her heart beat faster under the laces of her new corset and the flutter of a thousand butterfly wings taking flight in her stomach. That night she’d watched the stars from her balcony for hours, her mouth still tingling from his kiss and her head full of dreams. A horse with a gleaming chestnut coat and polished armour shining bright in the sun…a red rose tossed to the victor from the royal box in front of a cheering crowd….walking down the aisle on her father’s arm in a white gown with diamonds in her hair and the bells ringing throughout the entire kingdom in celebration.

She’d thought she was in love, that a few chivalrous words and a single, stolen afternoon alone together in the gardens was enough to be certain. But a lace handkerchief carefully scented with perfume filched from her mother’s vanity wasn’t enough to win a joust and her bold knight had left the field empty-handed, sullen, and withdrawn when she’d sought him out that night after the feast and tried to comfort him as best she could. They’d kissed again in the shadows, with the music and the laughter from the revels fading away as her arms had slid around his neck and he’d pressed her into the wall behind them, the cold stone somewhat rough on her back but she hadn’t cared, not when her heart was full and her body was aflame in new, unfamiliar ways. He’d left her that night with a whispered promise that she believed, just as she believed that her father really was the most charming prince in the land and her mother truly was the fairest of them all.

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Captain and Commander

A/N: Happy (Belated) Birthday @captainlbradz! I know how you have been on a Killian with a cat kick lately, so I figured I’d add to it :) Plus, there’s some heavy Captain Charming in here, since it is Captain Charming Week and all ;) I love you, my dear. And thank you to @spartanguard who looked it over, and to @cocohook38 for the extra gifts in the form of these wonder art pieces. I hope you like it!!! 



“Dad, I’m worried about Killian.” Emma leaned against her desk at the sheriff’s office, looking down at her father, who was engrossed in the day’s edition of The Storybrooke Mirror. When he didn’t immediately acknowledge her, she ripped the paper from his hands and turned it to she could see just what he was reading. “Really? The comics?”

“What? I love Garfield,” David admitted while turning slightly rosy in the cheeks.

“Did you even hear what I said? Or was your mind too occupied with thoughts of lasagna?” she asked flippantly.

“I’m sorry. What’s wrong with Hook? Is he alright?” There was a sudden urgency to his tone now that he was paying attention.

Emma pulled out the chair at her desk and sat down, looking at her father earnestly. “I think he’s lonely.”

“What do you mean? He has you, Henry…me…” Emma couldn’t help but smile at the way his tone lightened when he said “me.” The bond between her father and her pirate may have started rocky, but it definitely has strengthened over time. She and Snow had shared many a laugh over how close they have gotten.

“I know that, but Henry is only there so often, and then when we go to work, he’s at the house by himself.”

David contemplated what Emma was telling him, and it didn’t take long for an idea to form. Emma would thank him later, he was sure of it.

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CaptainSwan One-Two-Three Shots FF Rec p.7

Hello Beautiful Fandom, in anticipation of tonight’s episode with hopefully lots of CaptainSwan moments I made a new list.  So, I present to you the second list with one-two-three/forth shots but also the seventh list of  one-shots in total. Tell me what you think! Hope you enjoy.

If you liked it you can also check the first part of one-two-three shots here, and my other lists here.

P.S I try to tag the authors by their tumblr url but I haven’t found some, if you know it, let me know!

ONE SHOTS

The Rise and Fall of the Storybrooke Book Club, @phiralovesloki

Killian Jones is sure, beyond a reasonable doubt, that joining Belle’s book club is a huge mistake and a waste of time. But he should know better than to judge a book (club) by its cover.

Waterfalling in Love, @acaptainswaneternity

Emma Swan goes on a trip with her friends but she finds out she has to share the room with the guy she likes.

Handy Helpers, @the-captains-ayebrows

Emma Swan’s building has gone co-op and now she’s forced to fix up her apartment on a tiny budget, but with the Handy Helpers, she may just get more than she bargained for.
Otherwise known as: Captain Charming as handymen. A CS Modern AU with a side of Snowing and Ruby being Ruby.

all the ways that matter,  @captainnagata

“I made an appointment with Planned Parenthood,” she tells him, making sure to end her sentence on a high note so it sounds like she doesn’t really ended her sentence.
As with most things, Killian gets it. “You want me to come with you?”

Hail to the Chief, @allrightfine

It does turn out, however, that helping that politician often comes with free pizza and that sleeping in the campaign office — whether or not it’s because you don’t have anywhere else to go — is the mark of a dedicated volunteer. (presidential campaign AU, with speechwriter-Killian and volunteer-Emma!)

What If?, @dassala

Killian Jones comes to the rescue with rocky road and comfort during Emma’s latest breakup.

I’ve Had Worse, @nowforruin

Another birthday, another trip to the ER. It’s all fairly routine when it comes to life for Emma Swan, but there is nothing routine about Dr. Killian Jones.

A Pirate Comes to Pemberley@mryddinwilt

Years ago Miss Emma Nolan of Pemberley was left heartbroken by the unfaithful Neal Cassidy. Now an older and wiser young woman a chance meeting with the scandalous Captain Killian Jones leaves her determined to not make the same mistake. A OUAT AU fused with Pride & Prejudice where David and Snow are Lizzy and Darcy and Emma is Georgiana. A long one shot!

The Message, @kat2609

Emma Swan thought she was right to stop this thing with Killian Jones going too far - anything to keep their friendship intact for her and her son Henry. But when it looks as though he may have moved on, she is no longer sure she made the right decision… (This was previously in my Whenever, Wherever group but I decided to give it its own story.

There’s No Place Like Home, @everlastingcaptainswan

When Emma Swan’s relationship ends badly she lands on her brother’s doorstep. Only to find that their friend Killian Jones has moved in with David and Mary Margaret. Will close proximity with Killian bring up feelings Emma buried long ago or will she keep denying any feelings she has for him?

Fake Your Death, @literatiruinedme

Hospital attendings au


TWO SHOTS

Two Minutes for Hooking, @always-a-slut-for-pirates

Emma Swan, a member of the newly formed professional women’s hockey league, has a chance meeting with hockey all-star Killian Jones after an aggravating loss.

Chasing Thursdays, @nowforruin

Elsa has no desire to follow in her politician mother’s footsteps and Emma wants to quit working at Granny’s. They decide to open Frozen and take advantage of the summer tourist season, but Emma doesn’t count on their neighbor, tattoo artist Killian Jones, showing up every single Thursday for more than just ice cream.

Quick Prompt (½) &(2/2), @blessed-but-distressed

Friends to Lovers in a Small Town

Untitled & p.2@distant-rose

High School AU

The Not So Neighborly Noise, @optomisticgirl

After an exhausting day, one which started with her annoying neighbor waking her up with his singing, all Emma Swan wanted to do was sleep. Little did she know when she crawled into bed that night that everything she thought she knew was going to shift dramatically. Can a closed off woman give a man a chance to prove her wrong?

OUAB99 & OUAB99 (pt.2)@thesschesthair

Captain swan in Brooklyn 99 scenes.

Inbox (1), @captainnagata

She knows him, more or less, the way she knows all her mutual followers – the online equivalent of nodding at each other in the hallways – and so knows he particularly likes to reblog seaside landscapes and history posts.
So when she sees the post – nothing but a “charleia, reblog if you agree” that has 8 notes – and sees that it’s coming from him, she can barely hide her surprise. Because, really, what are the odds that some random guy on Tumblr would read the exact same book at the exact same time, only to share her feelings about some obscure couple? The odds aren’t that good, and yet…


THREE/FOURTH SHOTS

But Darling, @herfairy

AU: Breaking and entering is a crime, no matter the intentions, but Emma knew she would freeze to death if she didn’t do something.

Never Hurts, @laschatzi

based on the following prompt: “we’re co workers who hate each other but you had too much to drink at the staff christmas party and admitted your love for me I don’t know how to act around you now”

Hit me with your best shot,  StrawberryFields4ever

AU Three-Shot. Emma is a tough, sarcastic bartender who replaces love with hard work and is perfectly fine with that lifestyle. Until she meets the cocky singer hired to play in the pub she works in.

Remember This Moment With Me, @cutieodonoghue

The one where Emma’s in prison but Killian’s waiting for her when she gets out.

A Little Web Series Love

Hello there! Here are some cool web series (webseries?? Ugh I can’t decide if it’s one word or two. The struggle continue) that you should watch! Here’s the what & the why: 

Middlemarch: The Series: 

“Middlemarch: The Series” is a modernized vlog-style web series adaptation of George Eliot’s “Middlemarch.” 

This show is a delight. It has an innovative format (vlog + documentary), it is beautifully filmed with a gr8 aesthetic, and it’s a story you can really sink into. Right now I’m hearing Billie’s words about how it’s difficult to define what you like about a piece of art. I’m trying here! There’s also a lot of ANGST and FEELINGS and I’m LIVING for it. 

The Emma Agenda

“The Emma Agenda” is a modern adaptation of “Emma” by Jane Austen, created by Quip Modest Productions.”

This is a real fresh and fun take on Emma! I don’t wanna spoil it but the way *certain things* are being adapted is fantastic and it’s charming and cute and I can’t wait for the Emma/Jordan relationship to really blossom. Eep! Plus, I mean, it’s another series by Queen Jules. So. 

Away From It All

“A modern web series adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, told in a multimedia format.”

Okay I am definitely biased because I worked on this show but it has a special place in my heart, ok?? The setting of fictional Weatherbury is its own characters in the show; it feels like a real place that you can visit just by watching Liddy’s vlogs or Gabe’s Facebook videos to his friends. The characters are wonderfully flawed and interesting and if you’re looking for a wee bit of drama, you’ll find it in AfitA. 

Horizons 

“Horizons is an original young adult web series created by the collaborating young creators at Betwixt Productions.”

This. Show. The writing is TOP NOTCH, the romance is sweet, the characters are funny and complex. While it feels like a YA dystopian novel, the issues that are discussed are (unfortunately) very relevant to real life right now. Basically, Horizons made me feel all the feels. Plus the costumes and makeup are really cool! 

The Adventures of Serena Berg

“A new LGBTQ+ literary webseries based on Cyrano de Bergerac.”

Roxanne is an adorable nerd and I love her and if you watch the show for anything watch it for Roxanne. Or Serena, who describes herself as “your favorite transgender asshole.” As you can tell, she is sassy AF which I always appreciate. AND it takes place at college which is my fave setting. Bonus: the closed captions are a hoot. 

Ellipses

“ELLIPSES is an original sci-fi webseries about love, friendship, and the scientific method, told through the main character’s in-universe vlogs.”

This is such a fun (and funny!) original series. Science + time travel + feelings = love. (This is not a proven statement. I don’t know how to do the science good. Sorry, Dot.) I’ve learned a lot of science-y things while watching this, and Dot is one of those characters you want to slap/shake and hug at the same time. 

The Better Strangers

“The Better Strangers is a web series adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and is the sequel to ‘A Document of Madness’.”

So I know this is a sequel to ADOM, but I actually haven’t watched that one yet! Still, this series stands on its own. It’s fun and college-y and also touches on important topics like abusive relationships. Rose and Orlando are unabashedly my faves, and I wish Orlando’s vlog wasn’t fictional. Plus: lightsabers!!

I’m still so behind on my web series watching from being in production on Merry Maidens so I’m sure there are lots of lovely shows I am missing, but I hope this lil’ write up has INTRIGUED you. Now go watch internet shows. 

it was fate

Enchanted Forest AU || or… Princess!Emma meets Deckhand!Killian during what was to be a regular ole lonely walk in the woods.

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They freeze at the sight of the other.

Neither is expecting to run into anyone during their walk in the woods, and yet…

“Hello…” Emma tries, but the boy before her doesn’t answer.

He’s essentially just staring at her and it should probably upset her, but somehow it doesn’t. Emma’s not sure why, but she thinks he’s harmless. He’s half-smiling after all —in the middle of his seeming breathless stupor.

Eventually, her hello does cause a reaction in him —thank God. It’s like her voice breaks some kind of spell he’s fallen under. He shakes his head trying to focus and form words —it is as though he can’t quite believe what his eyes are seeing.

“What are you?” He asks her at last.

What?” Emma’s thrown off. He’s but a boy, his voice somehow low and breathless all the same. She narrows her eyes, confused. “What do you mean what am I? What do you think I am?”

He looks at her stupefied. “Uh,” he mumbles, blinking rapidly “Why, an angel of course,” he says without hesitation and Emma knows (because of her superpower) that this boy actually believes the words he’s said.

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anonymous asked:

I'm glad you enjoyed the twist but my problem is that for me it kind of doomed/ruined CS, because I just really can't see a believable way for Emma and the Charmings to forgive him and come back for this, like how can Emma want to marry him now or the Charmings want to have him in their family? And I know they've forgiven Regina for worse but she's not going to marry into their family. This just seems too convoluted to actually work out and just seems gratuitous to me. I'm happy for (cont)

(part 2) for every who is and will enjoy this plot twist and angst, I truly am, I just hope I was able to do the same but I cannot, I feel they crossed a line they won’t be able to satisfactorily cross back for me :(

Well, first I am truly sorry that you can’t enjoy it. I hope the way it plays out lets you change your mind …

But for me, this is all about intent.

Captain Hook didn’t kill David’s father … he killed a guy who had witnessed him killing the king’s guards. I mean, yeah, it turns out it was David’s father but …

The Charming family knows how bad Killian was. He told them how he killed his own father. He admitted to Emma that he killed a guy who called him a name. He was a villainy villain who only cared about himself and his vengeance … and now it turns out that there is a real face on one of his victims.

It’s not like he knew this for years and hid it … he just found out and he’s going to have to wrestle with what to do … even better, we’re going to see him talk about his feelings on the subject! (and here I thought Emma would be the only one emoting to Archie!)

So, I have full confidence that he will confess this to Emma within the next few weeks and set out to make things as right as he can.

It’s a test for Hook but also one for the heroes … someone deserves forgiveness only when they haven’t hurt you directly? Nope, that’s not something a hero would do.

I am just so thrilled to find out that Hook has such an incredibly juicy plot in 6B. It’s going to be a hell of a ride!

30 totally pedantic questions I have after watching Beauty and the Beast

1. So, did Mr. Potts and Mrs. Cogsworth not live at the castle? Because the voice over tells us the curse affected everyone who lived at the castle so it would be kind of odd for them to not have been affected.

2. Like the dog was but not them?

3. Did the Enchantress create the town they all lived in?

4. Did she let Maurice and Belle move to the town of presumably ageless cursed amnesiacs stuck in a repetitive cycle of life because she knew Belle could break the curse?

5. What do you think the odds are on the writers of this movie having seen Once Upon a Time?

6. Were Le Fou and Gaston castle inhabitants that got away, or were they new residents to the town as well?

7. If they were new, then was the Enchantress just stacking the deck, so to speak?

8. Or did she just get bored and decide Gaston and Le Fou were entertaining?

9. Were the people who lived in the town rich nobles who just forgot who they were? Because Prince Dickhead wouldn’t have been inviting peasants and commoners to that party in the beginning.

10. How long were they actually cursed for?

11. Did the Prince’s mom die of the dreaded “mom in a Disney movie disease?”

12. Why would turning more into a wardrobe make you sleepy? Is it the doors as eyes thing?

13. Why didn’t Belle use the teleporting book thing to go to her dad?

14. Did the screenwriters forget they’d added that to this version?

15. How did I forget that “I use antlers in all of my decorating!” is from Beauty and the Beast?

16. But seriously, what was The Enchantress’ long game? Because I can get cursing the selfish prince to teach him a lesson.

17. Less so the lesson in cursing the house staff but whatever, collateral damage, but what was the lesson in cursing the loved ones of inhabitants of the house to forget them?

18. And then to live as a beggar in the village to, I guess see if anyone performed an act of kindness?

19. Like, these people attended a party, they didn’t do anything wrong?

20. Maybe The Enchantress just really likes pretending to be a beggar?

21. Was Le Fou and Mrs. Potts mid battle team up the best part of the movie? (It was).

22. Was it great that two of the reunited couples were inter racial and it was done just as casually as the other reunited ones? (It was).

23. Was all that ridiculous homophobic nonsense really because Le Fou and that one guy who liked wearing a dress took one single spin in a dance together?

24. Like you literally could have blinked and missed it?

25. Because if so, then did Mulan cause people a similar no-homo panic?

26. Because the plot of that movie was literally a guy and a girl disguised as a guy falling in love feat. 3 guys who loved cross dressing and dudes naked together? And Mushu biting asses?

27. Did Maurice really think people were going to believe him and the crazy lady who lives in the obvious witch hut in the woods over the most popular guy in the village?

28. Did the fact Belle always had the one side of her dress tucked in ruining the symmetry drive anyone else a little crazy or was it just me?

29. No but it’s crazy that Le Fou was kind of the best part of the movie? Because the foppish sidekick is such a tired stereotype, but Josh Gad really did a great job making him this character you could actually like.

30. Are these questions mostly just in jest and this really is a cute movie with charm and style that is definitely worth a watch? (They are and it is).

CS AU Week 2017: Day 3 - High School AU

Emma Swan has a policy and that’s not to make friends. Everything in her life is brief. Foster parents change, high schools change and classmates change. The only thing constant is the change. When she arrives in Storybrooke, she doesn’t expect much and doesn’t plan to form any bonds. It’s just a temporary home that she’ll soon pass through, no point getting attached.

Everything goes according to plan…that is until she meets Killian Jones in detention. 

Killian Jones is not someone that Emma would normally associate with. He’s charming, sociable and the captain of the varsity soccer team. He also has the same eyes as her - the eye of someone who has been abandoned; his absentee father hasn’t been around since he was seven, his mother’s been in ground since he was eleven and Liam’s away in the navy.

They form an unlikely bond not long after Emma helps Killian break out of his in-house suspension and do everything together from sharing french fries at Granny’s to stealing Leroy’s kayak and taking a midnight spin around the lake. 

It’s all fun and games until someone gets less than platonic feelings.

It’s the most fun that Emma has had in a long time, perhaps even ever. They sit on the front porch of Killian’s house, polishing off the last of the take-out cheesy fries that they got from Granny’s.

“Thank you,” Emma says after a time.

“You’re welcome, Swan,” Killian grins and there’s a smudge of cheese on the corner of lips. “It’s just your run of the mill cheesy fries. Nothing major.”

“I don’t mean that,” she laughs, hitting his shoulder. “I mean…everything else, you know.”

Killian frowns for a moment, tilting his head as he regards her. He reminds Emma of a confused dog when he makes that expression. She doesn’t know whether to find that cute or absurd.

“I think I should be thanking you. You’re the one who got me out of in-house,” he responds, licking his lips. He catches the salt lingering there, but misses the cheese. Emma nearly giggles at it, much to her horror. She has the impulsive thought to kiss the cheese away, but she banishes the thought from her mind the second it’s form. She can’t.

“What did you get in there for anyway?” she asks after a moment.

“The usual,” Killian replies with a shrug. “Fighting. I should have been expelled a long time ago, but they need me, you know, to win soccer championships. Not much of a team there without the captain.”

Emma likes Killian so she elects to ignore the arrogant comment and focus on the original issue on hand. He’s trying to avoid the subject and is nearly as good as Emma at deflecting. 

“I notice you do that a lot. Fighting, that is. Why?” she asks, reaching for another fry.

Her fingers move at the same time as his, causing their hands to brush against each other. There’s a small flash of heat where they touch and the hairs on Emma’s arm stand at attention, as if an electric current has run through her. She blushes and ducks her head, embarrassed.

“It’s what I do,” Killian answers after a moment. “Sometimes I just get angry and it’s better to just let it out and let them see who they’re messing with rather than keep it in and let them keep poking at me. I don’t have a Mommy and a Daddy looking over my shoulder like those assholes. Just Liam and he’s not here, so gotta protect my own, you know?”

“I know…” she says quietly because she does.

A gentle silence falls between them as they both look out at the water, lost in their thoughts. There’s a few people out on paddle boats, taking advantage of the Indian summer weather. Emma lets out a loud exhale, which causes Killian to look over at her with a quirked eyebrow.

“You okay?”

“Yeah…just thinking…” she murmurs, brushing her hair behind her ear.

“About?” he presses.

“You’re not as scary as you think you are. You’re actually really nice…charming almost, but when you want to be,” she says after a moment.

“And you’re not nearly as prickly as you pretend to be,” Killian replies back, the words are more reflex than fully thought out. “You’re not just some mean bitch, that’s just a part you like to play…you’re actually quite…soft.”

His fingers trace over the skin of her arm lightly. The tips of his fingers barely touch her, but the effect is so powerful that Emma has to stuck in a breath. She feels like she’s on fire and he hasn’t done anything except touch her arm.

She can’t let this happen. Not again. 

“I have to go,” she says abruptly, getting up. She picks up her bag, slings it over her shoulder and heads down to the yellow bug that the Nolans were kind enough to let her borrow.

“Swan! Wait!” Killian calls after her, but she refuses to look back. She can’t do this.

It isn’t until she gets home and barricades herself in her room while curling herself around a pillow does she realize that she’s still wearing the t-shirt he let her borrow after he pushed her in the lake. She closes her eyes and tears come.

But can we talk about how Killian still thinks David “wants better for Emma”, even before he remembered he killed David’s father, even after all they’ve been through together as a family? Does he even feel part of it yet? 

Can we talk about how when they all toasted in the beginning, “to family”, he just clinked his rum flask to their champagne glasses, but then turned away, like he felt he didn’t really belong?

Can we?

Or is it just too painful?

tale as old as next time: the blanket fort’s beauty & the beast review

Originally posted by kinginthenorthjonsnow

Basically, this is me and probably the rest of the of Beauty & the Beast fandom right now. 

The good news:  the live action movie is nice and entertaining enough, with its own kind of charm.  The bad news:  the original animated film is still complete and utter perfection.  The live action movie can’t even hold a candle to it. 

And no, I don’t think it’s unfair to compare the two.  If you create what is really an unnecessary remake of the legendary Disney animated film that forced the Academy to create a category for Best Animated Picture, because it could and should’ve won the actual Best Picture Award, then you’ve got some seriously big shoes to fill.  Good remakes and re-imaginings have been done before (the Charlton Heston Ben-Hur, anyone?).  This movie needed to be balls-to-the-wall amazingly good. 

The problem is that it’s just in that category of “okay,” “nice” and “it’s entertaining.”  

Originally posted by fuckyeahdragrace

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anonymous asked:

If you don't mind, can you share what you loved about the sneak peek? It was discouraging to me, to see emma have no faith in him.

Yes, I would love to share!!!!

That isn’t discouraging to me at all … and pray tell, where was all this outrage at Killian in yesterday’s promo when he said that Emma was going to think he abandoned her? Were you mad that he came to that conclusion.

Lemme break it down:

Emma is putting away Killian’s stuff and looking at everything very lovingly and longingly. She is heartbroken and probably feels like she pushed him away. I mean, she gave him the ring back and told him to find the guy she fell in love with and now … it looks like he took her advice. She is sad and probably wondering what she did wrong. It’s not so much about not having faith in him but more believing that she will never have that happy ending because she pushes people away and that’s why they abandon her (DO Killian said as much last season)

Plus, we already saw the sneak peek where Killian knows this is what she is going to feel because he knows her better than anyone. Her initial reaction is going to be that he left. Gideon is after HER, why would she think anyone was after Hook?

And then she gets to the bar and there are vikings playing pool which is cool by itself but there is her support system for the night. Her mom … drunk LOL and Regina actually being a good friend. One of my biggest problems with this friendship has always been that it seems one sided to me but this is Regina stepping up and planning a distracting night out for her friend and that’s what I want to see!

Emma and Hook’s relationship resonates with me because it’s so real. Snow & Charming I love but I feel like that kind of “we shall do everything together” type of love is very hard to relate to. Emma and Hook are more on a level that I can understand and they still get epic moments. Emma’s issues are never dismissed but Hook understands them and vice versa.

I’m just really excited for this one … and the rest of the season!!!

Friendly reminder that A&E wrote this scene

With the musical episode one week from now I think it’s a good time to bring this scene back - especially since so many people have already noticed how this wedding and the way Emma is dressed/coded is a repeat of the Wish Realm, where Emma was a walking wish fullfillment of her fairytale parents’ expectations, a meek and docile and… singing princess.

Until Regina caused her memories to come back, that is. And this is what the ‘real’ Emma had to say about her princess self:

And this is what Regina had to say about her:

If you look at this scene as a foreshadowing of the musical and of what will happen with those two women during it, it starts to be really interesting. Also a little heartbreaking. Since the CS wedding takes place then, I think Regina will have plenty of reasons to not consider Emma as Hook’s bride, wearing an extremely traditional wedding dress, her favorite model… especially if Snow’s spell will cause Emma’s songs to be all about Hook.

This exchange ends with Emma acting as if she was embarassed about this whole thing. Like she didn’t want Regina to see her like that:

This episode was written by Kitsowitz and at the beginning I thought it was them kind of trying to tell the audience that they know the musical was rushed and it will be a disaster because of that and it’s them who are embarassed with the result… but now it makes much more sense.

It looks like some sort of foreshadowing - of Emma conforming to Charmings’ expectations of her as a feminine princess again even if she’s aware that’s not who she really is and she quietly despises the person she has to become to the point when she would dissociate and call her princess self ‘that other person’, of Regina being heartbroken after hearing what Emma sings about and not liking a second of it - and of Emma not wanting Regina to hear all of this and secretly being embarassed. Just when I thought they couldn’t throw more shade at this wedding, turns out they did in previous episodes.

With recent press spoilers about Snow accidentally casting a singing spell while being pregnant with Emma, I think we have our confirmation that the musical will be heavily influenced by Snow’s wishes and expectations. So yeah, looks like in a way it will be the Wish Realm all over again, me thinks.

I don’t think the world has enough ambulances for all the CSers that just died.

I really want the last season of Once to be really mundane. No magical beasts, no curses, just… Henry going to school and Regina complaining about something stupid Snow said and Emma and David running the sheriff’s station and family game nights and just regular people scenes like tonight’s bar scene. Is that too much to ask?