Sorry I didn’t get this posted last night as promised, but when I was about halfway through, the post disappeared. It literally disappeared. So I had to start over. At 10:30pm. So… that’s why its here now and wasn’t last night. Thanks for your patience! As with the previous list for AO3, on a scale of 1-10, these all rate 11 or higher. Click on the titles to go directly to the fic. Authors are linked to their profile on ff. Most of the authors are on tumblr and their tumblr pages are tagged at the bottom of the post. All of the names written here are their names on ff, not necessarily the same as their tumblr names. All of these are complete unless otherwise noted. Hope you enjoy!
From once-in-a-life-time1, The Swan and The Scribe is a modern AU in which Killian is a writer with writers block, until he starts to write the story of himself and his beautiful neighbor, Emma Swan. 24 ch, rated M.
From Dancing Doula, An Age Cannot Sate Love is a canon-divergent, time travel fic in which Emma is sent back and meets Killian before he becomes Captain Hook. Will she be able to preserve the timeline so that he can someday find her? Rated T, 39 ch.
From Kjb2609, Hold the Elevator is a Modern AU 5 ch 1 shot that had me grinning from beginning to end. Featuring a meet cute with Rock Star!Killian. Rated K+.
From Las-Botas, Treacherous is a historical fiction AU WIP set after WWII. Emma is undercover to bring down escaped Nazis. 14 ch so far, 2 more left. Rated M.
Leaving Neverland is a canon-divergent from 3x9 where Emma asks Hook to help her forget her nightmares. 7 ch, rated M. And its sequel Missing Pieces picks up immediately after Leaving Neverland. WIP with 15 ch so far, rated M.
Cafe Love is a modern AU where Killian has just moved to town to help his brother and sister-in-law open their new cafe, right across the street from Emma’s family’s cafe. WIP with 18 ch so far. Rated K.
To See You This Way is a modern AU where Emma is a physician and Killian is a best selling author. 12 ch, rated M.
Souvenirs is a modern AU where Killian tracks Emma down after 1 night with her. 14 ch, rated M.
Hope Springs is a modern AU where when Ruby comes home from vacation married to Liam Jones, Emma meets Killian. 20 ch, rated M.
Lifted By Love is a modern AU where the group of girls meet a group of guy on a ski vacation. 8 ch, rated M.
Sorry again for not getting this out yesterday. I finished typing it up a 2am with no links yet. I hope you enjoy all these as much as I have! Go follow these ladies on ff and/or tumblr! Come talk to me and flail with me!
Just because it’s summer and we don’t have much material, I’ll go for it at these quotes.
This fits nicely with my belief Cas is in the philosophical ”learning stage” of his journey, and that it will get him just where we want him, finding himself and wanting to be with Dean.
Oh, Socrates. The Greek dude who preached that he didn’t know anything, and used his seeming ignorance to make his enemies and his interlocutors underestimate him all the time.
Who made enemies in his home Athens to the point that he got a death sentence for his beliefs.
Who’s technique of interrogating his opponents was used as a basis for Columbo’s way of conducting the investigation. (You know, the detective in a trench coat?)
Who was bisexual, just like most of the Greek men and women at the time.
Who believed that “the unexamined life is not worth living”.
Who was the teacher of the youth, for which he was killed, but not before he inspired a new generation of Athenians.
Who thought that no one desired evil, no one is destined to follow their father’s footsteps, and that all the virtue is mostly knowledge.
Socrates also compared himself to a “midwife”, rather than a teacher. He argumented that even though “midwifes” (”doulas”) can’t bear children anymore, they have once and therefore can now assist pregnant women in their journey. In the same way he can only assist younger people in their philosophical searches if he himself once experienced everything he is talking about - and in this way he can now be the guide for the others.
Which is I believe eactly what Cas will be to Jack in season 13 - an angel who experienced humanity, and can now take Jack on his journey because he, Castiel, has been on this angel/human journey before. He knows both sides of Jack’s nature.
Cas is his socratic doula. His spiritual assistance.
In all types of pregnancies, even high risk ones, having a doula significantly reduces rates of induction, epidural, narcotic pain killer use, forcep use, and c-section.
Doulas reduce the length of labor significantly. With first time parents especially, labor tends to be longer and without a doula they tend to go to the hospital earlier than need be.
For teen parents having a doula increased rates of nursing and decreased c-section rates, epidural rates, inadequate prenatal care, premature births, and low birth weight.
For teens especially having a doula can help raise self-esteem which means they’ll take better care of baby and themselves.
In many studies parents who had a doula were more loving towards baby, more affectionate and attentive, reported a closer bond, spent more time with them and there were lower reports of abandoning baby at the hospital, lower reports of infant abuse, and increased father involvement.
Studies show that parents who use doulas tend to have a better relationship postpartum.
Studies indicate that families with doulas may have less pain during labor, or were able to cope with it better.
There are also reports of less health problems with babies who had a doula, which may have something to do with increased breastfeeding rates and increased time spent with baby.
Parents with doulas tend to have lower rates of postpartum depression.
Parents using doulas report less fussing and crying from baby.
Doctors, nurses, and midwives tend to work in shifts meaning it’s very possible they won’t be there throughout your pregnancy, especially if you’re giving birth in hospital. A doula however, will stay as long as you need them.
A doula can help guide you in applying what you know to the hectic and chaotic actual labor experience
They can help you take a break during a long labor
They can bring you drinks, food, hot packs, ice, or whatever you need so other people attending your birth like your partner can stay with you.
They can reassure your partner that you’re doing fine
They can help you understand what is going on during labor
They may be able to help photograph or videotape the parts of the experience you want.