emma what are you doing lol

I hate it when people ask me to describe what the book I’m reading is about because I know you mean you want me to give you a short, basic description but I can’t do that, no, either you get the whole life story of the book or you read the goddamn back

I WAS BLINDSIDED BY THIS OK? THIS IS UNFAIR I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THIS

FOR KILLIAN JONES SITTING AT HIS DINING TABLE IN HIS HOUSE THAT HE SHARES WITH HIS FUTURE WIFE AND HER SON WHO IS PRACTICALLY HIS OWN SON AND WAITING FOR HIM 

AND HE IMMEDIATELY STARTS TALKING TO HENRY ABOUT MISSIONS AND SUCH BUT LOL HIS EYES ARE LIKE CHECKING TO SEE IF EMMA ISN’T HERE ALREADY

AND HIM TALKING ABOUT THE WOOKIE PRISONER GAG LIKE HE’S SO CUTE BUT HE’S TRYING TO BE SERIOUS AND LOL THAT TIME ON THE NAUTILUS

WAS A MISHAP MORE THAN A MISSION LOL FUCKING HENRY IS SO FUCKING WONDERFUL OK? AND I CAN HEAR THE EMMA SWAN IN HIM IN THIS 

LOOK AT THEM STANDING IN THEIR HOUSE TOGETHER WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS

AND THIS MOMENT LIKE THE FUCKING WE’VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT TOGETHER HAVEN’T WE?

AND HENRY IS SO FUCKING GREAT AND HE LIKES KILLIAN TOO AND THEY’RE ALL A FAMILY AND I AM EMOTION

BUT OK LOOK MY FAVOURITE PART ABOUT THIS IS THAT KILLIAN IS BEING ALL SERIOUS BECAUSE IT IS TOTALLY A BIG DEAL BUT ALSO BECAUSE HE’S A DORK AND 

WHEN HE SEES THE LOOK ON HENRY’S FACE LIKE OMFG REALLY? BECAUSE HENRY GETS THAT IT’S A BIG DEAL TOO,

THE SMILE ON HIS DAMNED FACE KILLS ME OK? BECAUSE HE FUCKING LOVES THIS KID TOOOOOO

THE. WEDDING. RINGS. KILLIAN JONES AND EMMA SWAN ARE GETTING MARRRRIEDDDDDD AHHHHHH

AND LOL ALL THIS GUARD THIS WITH YOUR LIFE STUFF

YOUR MOTHER WILL KILL YOU WHAT A FUCKING DORKKKK

AND WHEN EMMA SHOWS UP, THE BOTH OF THEM TRYING TO HIDE THINGS IS FUCKING HILARIOUS BECAUSE HENRY JUST STUFFS THE RINGS IN HIS JACKET AND KILLIAN DOESN’T EVEN MEET EMMA’S EYES LOLOL

AND THIS FUCKING FACE BECAUSE SHE’S JUST AMUSED AF LIKE SUUUURE, YOU’RE NOT HIDING ANYTHING BUT ALSO SHE DOESN’T GIVE A FUCK WHAT IT IS BECAUSE IT’S OBVIOUSLY TO DO WITH THE WEDDING WHICH IS TOMORROW AND AHHHHHHH

LOOK. AT. THIS. PERFECTION. THIS FAMILY. IN THEIR HOUSE. WHERE THEY LIVE. FUCK EVERYTHING. *THROWS THINGS*

SEE YOU TOMORRRRROWWWWWW SO LIKE AT SOME POINT KILLIAN TOLD HENRY ABOUT HIS PLANS AND EVERYTHING AND I JUST LOVE THAT THEY TALK OUTSIDE OF EMMA TOO AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY THAT HENRY AND KILLIAN HAVE A RELATIONSHIP FUCK ME UP

YOU. LIVE. HERE. SHE SAYS. YOU LIVE HERE. WHERE ARE YOU GOING, MISTER? YOU FUCKING LIVE HERE WITH ME IN OUR HOUSE.

AND KILLIAN’S FACE WHEN HE’S LIKE WELL DUH. OFC I LIVE HERE. THE EASE OF THIS EXCHANGE ALONE KILLED ME FUCKING DEAD. I HAVE NO WORDS FOR HOW MUCH I LOVE THAT THEY’RE JUST SO CASUALLY TALKING ABOUT HOW KILLIAN LIVES HERE WITH EMMA SWAN WHO HE LOVES AND WHO LOVES HIM

LOLOL I LOVE HIS FUCKING FACE AND HIS DUMB SUPERSTITION BELIEVING

AND FROM THE LOOKS OF IT, SO DOES EMMA SWAN. GODDAMN SHE’S SO BEAUTIFUL AND SHE LOVES HIM SO MUCH

A SEAFARING MAN HE SAYS AND I DIE A LOT. FUCK HIM AND HIS VOICE AND HIS WORDS AND HOW MUCH HE LOVES HER

AND HOW SHE LOOKS AT HIM

BECAUSE THEY DON’T NEED ANOTHER STITCH OF BAD LUCK AND I AM CRYING RN BECAUSE LOOK AT HOW SHE LOOKS AT HIM BECAUSE IT’S SO FUCKING AFFECTIONATE, IT HURTS ME IN MY HEART PLACE

AND THEN, THEN, THE MOMENT THAT HAS GOT ME LYING PRONE ON MY FLOOR RN, AFTER TOMORROW, THERE’LL BE NO GETTING RID OF ME. 

AND THE WAY SHE’S LIKE PROMISE? IS SO ADORABLE AND LIKE SHE’S TEASING HIM AND BUT ALSO SHE MEANS IT AND HAVE YOU EVER SEEN EMMA SWAN BE THIS ADORABLE BEFORE? SHE FUCKING LOVES HIM AND TRUSTS HIM AND IS VULNERABLE WITH HIM FUCK ME UP

AND THIS BUTT AND HIS AYES AND THE PROMISES IN HIS SMILE AND THE SINCERITY IN HIS EYES 

WHY ARE YOU TWO LIKE THIS?! WHY WHY WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME YOU DUMDUMS

AND FUCKING WHO LOOKS AT A PERSON LIKE THIS AFTER THEY KISS THEM? WHO DARES TO LOOK THIS CUTE AND HAPPY AND EXCITED AND WHOOOO

GUYS GUYS, *whispers* i think she loves him

I MEAN LOOK AT THIS DORK

GUYS I THINK SHE LOVES HIM. I THINK SHE WANTS TO MARRY HIM. I THINK SHE WANTS TO KISS HIM A LOT AND ALL THE TIME.

THEY’RE GONNA GET MARRRIEDDDD AND LIKE FUCK ME IF I AM ANY SORT OF GRACEFUL OR EVEN BARELY HUMAN ABOUT THAT SITUATION WHEN ARRIVES BECAUSE LOOK AT ME RN I AM A FULL ON MESS WTF

HELPP

Ouat Con San Francisco 2017 - Colin’s Panel

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  • Colin thinks Hook fell in love with Emma when he first saw her (x)
    • Fan: When did Killian first fall in love With Emma? Colin: Uhhhhhh… Why not. When he first saw her. (x)
    • Colin says Killian was astounded he could find love again with Emma (x)
  • a fan just asked colin if floor could be true love and he says yes (x)
  • Josh is the hardest person to film a serious scene with bc they always try to make each other laugh (x)
  • Colin really enjoyed filming the CS movie, the musical ep, and his first ep (x)
  • Colin hasn’t seen Hamilton and forgot about the Ham4All challenge Sean tagged him in (x)
  • Colin can’t talk about upcoming projects but he’ll let us know when he can (x)
  • he thinks CS would go to Hawaii for their honeymoon (x)
    • Fan: Where would Emma and Hook go for their honeymoon? Colin: Hawaii. Mai thais on the beach. (x)
  • Fan: how are you similar to Hook?
    • Colin: I look like him.
    • Fan: what else? lol
    • Colin: I sound like him (x)
  • Colin’s kids are the best thing to ever happen to him (x)
  • Killian Jr. and Emma Jr. would be the names of CS’ children (x)
  • Colin just reconfirmed that he has the cleavage to be the Wicked Witch (x)
  • Colin misses his home. The history. The place he grew up. (x)
  • a young fan came up and just straight up asked if people stalk him and he said “I feel like only a stalker would ask that” (x)
    • Fan: do people stalk you? Colin:… I hope not. I hope nobody here is stalking me… *nervous laugh* good question though (x)
  • Why wasn’t Smee at your wedding? Colin: because I don’t write the show (x)
  • Who would you want to sword fight as Hook? Colin: Baby Neal. Only so I can get knocked out by at least… everyone. (x)
    • Colin wants Killian to sword fight Grumpy (x)
  • Crossover? Once Upon a Hannibal (x)
  • If CS wasn’t a ship, Colin would want Captain Charming to happen (x)
    • If CaptainSwan wasn’t a thing, who would you want Hook to be with? Colin: Oh come on… Charming. Don’t tell Josh I said that lol (x)
  • He most relates to Henry because of his belief in trying to make the world a better place. (x)
    • Colin thinks he relates most to Henry bc he’s so desperate to try & make people believe in something & make the world a better place (x)
  • Hook would run the fish and chips shop if he was around in S1 (x)
  • What can you tell us about the new Killian? Colin: I can tell you I’m playing him. And he’s a cop. And… That’s it. (x)
  • POTC, Cars, Star Tours and GOTG are great rides at Disneyland (x)
  • “If you’re gonna do something do it right, do it 100%” - words to live by from Colin (x)

anonymous asked:

Hi Emma, I am on summer break and I was wondering if you have any ideas of what I can do? I don't want to just lie around all day on my phone lol. Thanks!!!

Hi! Here are a few things you could do:

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You can do it,“ Emma called now.
"Yeah? And what if I splatter myself all over the floor?” asked Kit.
“You get a big state funeral,” Emma said. “We put your body in a boat and shove you over a waterfall like a Viking.”
Kit glared at her. “That’s from a movie.”
She shrugged. “Maybe.”
—  Cassandra Clare, Lord of Shadows

anonymous asked:

Hello! For a prompt: CS kids keeps wanting to walk around the house naked, or take their clothes off. I know it sounds weird, but some kids do this and I remember my mom used to zip up my sister's onesie backwards because she always wanted to take it off, lol! Thank you so much for writing these, you're awesome! :)

OMG this is adorable! And yes, some kids definitely do this. My mom still tells the story on occasion of how she used to let toddler!me do a lap of the house after taking me out of the bath because I LOVED it.


“They’re little exhibionists!” Killian lamented as the twins took off in a run.

Emma had just gotten them out of the bath, which meant that it was what the three-year-olds called “Nakie Time.” Emma had long since topped fighting with them and had taken to letting them make one round of the upstairs before getting them into their pajamas.

“They’re not,” Emma assured him as she fished around in the leftover suds for the kids’ tub toys. One by one she removed the rubber ducks and floating pirate ships. “It’s just a phase; they’ll grow out of it.”

“How can you be so sure?”

“Because I did.”

Killian gaped at her. Then a grin slowly spread across his face as he waggled his eyebrows at her. “You used to have Nakie Time?”

“I don’t remember it or anything but it was written up in my social services file as an observation from my first family,” she shrugged. “Even then, no one thought anything of it. It was just a childhood quirk.”

Grin still on his lips, Killian eyed his wife up and down. “Shame you grew out of it.”

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an: day seven of fluffy mini ficlet week! thank you for your support! and thanks @swans-and-pirates for helping me with the idea! <3


“Shall we dance?” he asks, that eyebrow arched as he holds out his hand for her to take.

Emma can’t help but smile as she stands in the arms of her new husband, her chest about to explode with the sheer love and adoration she has for him. 

He’s very good at this- dancing. He takes the lead and holds on tight, guiding their dance on the dock while music plays. Their bodies are close and warm, and all she can see is him.

This isn’t the first time they’ve danced tonight, but somehow, it feels like it’s the first time they’ve danced at all.

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anonymous asked:

Hi emma. Would you happen to have advice on focusing? I feel like I can concentrate on my work just fine until about 2:00-ish. It sounds a bit weird but I get more easily distracted during the afternoon.

Hey! In an afternoon, I’d tend to have a mini break then get on with planning out what needs to be done. Like this morning, I’ve worked out a tiny bit (lols first time in forever) and listened to Anna Faris is Unqualified for an hour but am about to plan out what I should do for the next few hours. These few things might help:

  • make a commitment to yourself - write down the period of time you want to stay focused for, it could be 20, 30 or 40 minutes. By externalising your goal, you’ll be more likely to want to complete it. If you manage, reward yourself! If you fail, you’ll have let down yourself and probably feel bad about it. Whilst feeling bad about it isn’t awesome, it’s a good way to motivate yourself to try again next time.
  • use applications - I’ve found that having my phone functioning whilst studying is best. If it’s just sitting there or out the way, I’ll be thinking about it. I’m one of those people that likes to have their phone in view constantly so allowing it to be doing something productive helps me. currently use an app called Forest. It gamifies and rewards my time with a little tree. If I use my phone, it will die! It really helps me to stay focused. I’ll see that I’ve got 5 minutes left of that study period and I’ll think “okay, it’s just another 5 minutes..keep going!”. You can also add other people so it is quite motivating to see them working (add me at emmastudiesblog@gmail.com!)
  • alternative applications - for your computer, there are apps that block websites. Forest as a Chrome and Mac extension but apps like RescueTime, StayFocusd can stop you going on Tumblr. I have a post on productivity apps here including paid and free for iOS, Android and Mac. You can also check out these Google chrome extensions for productivity!
  • time-lapse myself - if I don’t use Forest, I will sometimes timelapse myself. I find it so cool to be able to watch it back and see everything I’ve written or typed in a quick video. I love sharing them on my blogs too so it’s great! I don’t want to stop recording so I’ll just stay off my phone! It is also great because I stay focused. I don’t want to be seen using Tumblr for 10 minutes, so I’ll tend to stay off it and save that for my breaks.
  • customise your laptop - another thing I’ve found works best is having two accounts on my laptop. One is for university work and the other for blogging. I don’t have any social media logged in on my uni account so I can’t just check a site for a minute because I’m bored. Honestly, probably one of the smarter things I’ve done without intending too haha! I think most computers have the option to create a second account, so have a look into that!
  • put things into perspective - the reality is that social media is always going to be there and if you’re not on for 20 minutes because you’re studying, it is unlikely that you’ll miss something amazing happening. If you don’t want to miss notifications, you can customise them to allow some things to come through incase. Discipline and challenge yourself to not use it until your breaks!
  • recognise your fidgeting - like most people, I get distracted by stupid things like my pens! When they’re on my desk, I sometimes just end up looking at them or fiddling with them. If I catch myself doing that I will put it out of my reach so I’m not tempted again.
  • write things down - Another thing I’ve been trying is externalising my thoughts. If I get distracted by something or have a “gosh, I need to remember that” moment, I will write it down. By getting it out my brain and onto a bit of paper, I no longer have to think about it and can continue.
  • listen to music - one final thing I sometimes do is listen to music. If I’m downstairs working it can get noisy if my family is around. I will usually play the ‘deep focus’ playlist of Spotify. Other suggestions are gaming or film or video game soundtracks. Their intention is to be something in the background but distracting enough to pull your focus! YouTube has loads of compilations so check there!
  • don’t multitask - yes it is so tempting but it’s going to ruin your ability to focus on the actual class. Josh Kaufman says that with multitasking, you’re basically asking your brain to bring whatever you’re doing into working memory. By multitasking, you’re making your brain load and reload contexts over and over. Diverting your attention over and over is just going to tire out your brain and therefore, equal a loss of focus.

xx

parabatai bonds: a theory

MAJOR LOS SPOILERS AHEAD!! (like, above the cut)

So the Seelie Queen told Julian that a way to break the parabatai curse is to, essentially, break all existing parabatai bonds. Even though Emma says that it’s totally out of the question, Julian wants to use it as leverage. Maybe even a Plan B, for all we know. And after that very eventful and traumatizing ending, we, of course, expect that Jules will become much more ruthless, possibly a little more cold-hearted, and much more desperate. Desperate because the only person who could aid him and Emma’s situation is now dead, not to mention our lovely Livia has been killed by… well, Annabel. (Bonus: Julian is 100% going to be devastated. Obviously.) Because of the aforementioned situation, there’s no reason to doubt that these not-so-shocking changes will happen to Julian’s character.

There are many consequences that could happen because of this desperation (as if Jules wasn’t desperate beforehand lol) and these are the parabatai bond-related consequences I thought of, so here you go. (Under the cut!! The post is kinda long)

  1. What if the spell is in the pictures that Julian took of the Black Volume? What if Julian takes advantage of that and somehow gets someone to do it?
  2. The Seelie Queen knows that Emma and Julian are in love. She could tell. (Apparently she used the scrying glass to see this.) If the Queen knew of this, could the Unseelie King possibly know of Emma and Julian’s situation as well? (Does he also have a scrying glass?) Could he tell that they had feelings for each other? More importantly, does he know of the spell that could eliminate all parabatai bonds? If the King knew of this, then he would most likely use this against the Shadowhunters. I personally don’t think it’s uncommon knowledge that parabatai bonds are what make Shadowhunters special — that they are what make their race stronger. He would definitely make sure that all these bonds are non-existent, and then use their newfound weakness as a race to his advantage. (I mean, with the Black Volume in his possession, he would be able to perform the spell.)

Moving on: Remember when Barnabas tells Kit this?

“A dark time is coming for Shadowhunters,” said Barnabas. “A terrible time. Their power will be crushed, their might thrown down into the dirt, and their blood will run like water through the riverbeds of the world.”

- page 48, Lord of Shadows

I know I shouldn’t trust every prediction ever, but look at what’s happening — Magnus and Clary’s fortune-telling dreams, the blight, the fact that Annabel may have an alliance with the Unseelie Court, the warlocks losing power and becoming weaker by the day — these goings-on are very foreshadow-y, in my opinion. What I find essential to this “theory” of mine (more like crappy prediction lmao), however, is this statement: “Their power will be crushed, their might thrown into the dirt…”

As I said a few paragraphs back, parabatai bonds are what make the Nephilim stronger. So basically this is my theory: that the spell that the Seelie Queen told Julian of will play a significant role in the rest of the story. No matter if Julian and Emma will finally have a relationship without any major obstacles, even though we all want that — it’s just that this spell, regardless of who casts it, will be the downfall of the Nephilim that Barnabas somehow foresaw, the one that Magnus and Clary have been having dreams about. (This “downfall” being the one we might be reading about in The Wicked Powers.)

I’ve been holding on to this theory for a while and have been editing it again and again, so I sincerely hope that some of the evidence was valid enough and that everyone who reads this finds that this could be a possibility, even in the slightest. (I doubt any of this could happen though, but that’s just me being self-deprecating and nervous.) Also, please comment your thoughts, opinions, etc.! I’d love to hear them

anonymous asked:

What do you think about people giving their toddlers chores?

I think it’s one of those things that sounds really weird but isn’t (although like literally every other thing about parenting, can easily be done wrong or inappropriately)

One of the biggest things is making sure that they understand what you’re asking of them, and that it’s age appropriate.

Like, Emma loads the dryer, closes the door and starts it. She turns off lights, closes doors, closes the dishwasher door, and helps pick up her toys (sorta, lol.)

It sounds like a lot! But she’s never forced to help or punished for not doing it, and it’s little Helping things while I’m doing the task. Like I take the clothes out of the washer and hand them one or two at a time, and she puts them in the dryer. And as much as she likes that, she LOVES hitting the start button!

It takes a whole lot longer than doing it by myself, but the task getting accomplished really isn’t the point.

What’s important is that she’s learning how to do these things, learning that it’s nice to help–and maybe even more importantly, learning that her help and effort is appreciated, and that you show appreciation when someone does something to help you.

I’ve seen suggested chore list ideas where it’s like… these are not age appropriate recommendations and you’re expecting waaay too much out of this child.

painting the house

an: day four of fluffy mini ficlet week! <3 for my dearest bestest friend @swans-and-pirates!


“What are you doing?” Emma asks cautiously. She turns, looking at her pirate as he grins from ear-to-ear, a paintbrush in hand dripping with the new color for the guest bedroom.

Killian swipes the paintbrush against the wall and bites on his lip, hiding a smile as he shakes his head. “Not a thing, my love.”

Emma hums. “I swore I felt you put some paint on my shirt.”

“Well, you’re the one who said they were your painting clothes.” Killian teases, his eyebrows lifted high on his forehead.

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Emma the matchmaker

Emma: Hey are you free on Friday? Like, around 8 pm on Friday?

Cristina: Yes?

Emma: What about you Mark?

Mark: Yes I am

Emma: Great, because I’m not! You to go on without me! Enjoy your date!

Cristina:…Did she just-

Mick Davies Appreciation

1. Mick was an orphan living on the streets as a pick-pocketer before a member of the British Men of Letters placed him in Kendricks Academy.

2. He was forced to kill his best friend when he was little and was haunted by the memory since. :(

3. Like Cas, he was trained to follow a rigid code growing up and began to question the Letters’ harsh rules after spending time with Sam and Dean.

4. He eventually stood up to Dr. Hess in defense of Sam, Dean, and Eileen and rejection of the code, only to be executed by Ketch.

5. His motivation was never diabolical. Even when he was serving the British Men of Letters, he only wanted to do what was right.

6. He dresses a little bit like Cas and shares some of his physical characteristics, doesn’t he? lol what a coincidence

7. His last words were, “I choose to do the right thing.” :’(

Originally posted by faith-in-dean

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Why are you on the floor?“
’‘I’ve heard rolling out of bed in the morning helps you build up resistance to surprise attacks,” Emma said, lying sprawled on the hardwood.
“Oh yeah?” He sat and rubbed his eyes. “What does screaming 'holy crap!’ do?”
“That part’s optional.
—  Cassandra Clare, Lord of Shadows
SQ Meta: August Is Emma’s Gay Guide

It sounds wild ok but hear me out 

My interest was piqued when August was brought back into the plot after so much time without him. It’s easy to forget that he is the only person who was with Emma in Storybrooke from the very beginning–the one who took her through the wardrobe. So I spent some time understanding his role in Emma’s story and also elaborated on the inexorable connection between fate and belief throughout the show. There are a few different points here so I hope my argument flows somewhat logically haha


August Is Emma’s Gay Guide: The Two Wardrobes 

First, to just prove my point about August as a gay guide, I’ll go over the meaning of the wardrobes… because wtf are they about unless it’s a coming out metaphor right

1. August’s father built the wardrobe (closet) that baby Emma is put into by her parents. She traveled from her home to a strange new realm called Internalized Homophobia Earth. Through the seasons, we get to see her character development.

2. Then in 6x11, Emma asks Wish!August to build her a new wardrobe so she can travel from a strange land (the epitome of homophobia–where she is her parents’ perfect princess) to her self-made home (Storybrooke–where she is learning to accept herself).


August Is Emma’s Conscience 

Not only is August Emma’s gay guide, he also represents her conscience–the force that guides her to make right decisions for herself. Whenever Emma wandered from her fate, whether as a child or an adult, it was always August who put her back on track. Though he left Emma as a baby, he said that he still “kept tabs on [her]” (6x11), and there are two instances in her life where we see this occur:

1. In 6x11, young Emma had run away from her group home and was living on the streets. August is the one who inspires her to find her path again. He gave her his interpretation of the Ugly Duckling story, saying “if we believe in something strongly enough, we all have the power to change our fate.” This establishes an important connection between belief and fate

2. The next time August appears in Emma’s timeline, he is convincing Neal to abandon Emma in order to set her back on her destined path to be the savior. I’ll bring this up again later.

With these 2 examples, we can put together a picture of what exactly the meaning of “fate” is on this show. While August is encouraging Emma to change her fate of being an “ugly duckling,” he is also directing her towards the specific destiny of becoming the savior. So the writers’ message is that people can have multiple fates. The one we end up with depends on the choices we make, but some fates may be better for us than others. Much like real life, we are all dealt a hand of cards, but what matters in the end is how we play them.

So, with the end of the six-season arc approaching, this famous exchange from 1x20 is super important and I see two meanings in it. 

Emma: “How does this story end?”

August: “With you believing.”

Meaning #1: Emma’s pursuit to beat her fate of dying will be accomplished by simply believing in herself. The Ugly Duckling → Swan journey will finally be complete! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Meaning #2: Correct me if I’m wrong (seriously, please do), but I don’t recall a time where Emma explicitly expressed belief in KiIIian. However…there was a big moment in the finale of Season 5 where Emma says these exact words to none other than Regina Mills:

I mentioned earlier how destiny and belief are intimately connected, right? So it’s not hard to see the significance: Regina is a part of her destiny–her right destiny–and now she just needs to choose to pursue it.


August and Hook Are Antagonists

The scene in the Wish!AU where we meet Old H00k holds much more meaning than I originally gave it credit for. So lets dive into this.

Background: Emma and August have just found the magic tree that they need to make the wardrobe, and Emma’s telling him about her destiny to die. As she holds Gideon’s sword in her hand, she says, “this sword… this is what will finish me.”

Immediately after this statement, we see a sword being held to August’s throat.

Remember, August is representing 1) Emma’s sexual journey and 2) her conscience which guides her on the right path. Thus, H00k himself is being shown here as the “sword that will finish” Emma, if she does not choose to change her fate of marrying him.

I love that this is portrayed comically. Wish H00k proclaims that he is “rescuing” Princess Emma; but as we know, what he’s really doing is preventing her from building the wardrobe (closet) that she needs to escape. In present day Storybrooke, the real H00k wants Emma to believe that he is her happy ending…he prevents her from coming out as queer; prevents her from pursuing her destiny with Regina; and also prevents her from pursuing her savior destiny–which was shown by him holding onto the shears (remember the dead look in Emma’s eyes when she hugged him after he apologized for it? Yeah, this is why).

Moving on… just as August directed Emma away from Neal early on in her life, August is now being used to guide Emma away from H00k – her two big male love interests. An important example of their antagonism was when August gave H00k those storybook pages showing that he killed Emma’s grandfather. It caused a lot of… what would you call it? Distrust, unbelief?? between Emma and H00k.

To wrap up, it is absolutely not a coincidence that this Wish!AU scene occurred in the same episode where Emma says to Regina, “We make our own fate.” Emma is approaching the realization that she has control over her fate. As discussed earlier, fate is tied in with belief. It goes without saying that the right destiny for Emma to pursue is a future with someone she can believe in, and who has unwavering belief in her. 


The Ugly Duckling Metaphor 

Ahh ok this is really the cherry on top of my post. For background to the dialogue here, Emma just realized that it was August who told her the Ugly Duckling story as a child. 

August: “When you picked Swan [as your name], It made me happy. I figured it meant that you got it. That you were on your way to becoming the person you wanted to be.”

Emma: “I don’t know if I totally got it… I don’t know if I still do…. But, I think I’m on my way to believing I can make my own destiny.”

When I watched this scene, I genuinely did not understand what Emma was talking about lol. Why would she not be confident that she has fulfilled her dream of becoming a swan? She is a strong hero, a loving mother, she has family and friends by her side, she is in a soul-sucking happy relationship…what is missing from her that she is not yet the person she wants to be?

The only explanation I can think of is that this conversation, as well as the whole Ugly Duckling story (which is Emma’s journey), is a freaking giant metaphor for coming out!!!! duh right

Whew that’s all I got yo. thanks for hanging out ❤

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Bonus:

This idea didn’t fit neatly in the post, but I thought it was worth sharing!

As we know now, Emma’s last name was born out of that conversation with August when Emma was a kid. It’s very significant that the writers held off on telling that story until just before the engagement. If the wedding were to go through, tradition holds that Emma would change her name from Swan to J0nes…. right when she’s about the complete her journey from a duckling to a swan? 

idk about you all but I think that feels like bullshit ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Day 63/100 of Productivity: 22 May 2017
//internally dying
Day 22 of May Study Challenge:
ahhhhhh exams !!!!!

22 (M). Who do you consider a role model? Why?
um honestly idk like a bunch of people inspire me to do better and work hard in life like Lin-Manuel Miranda, JK Rowling and Emma Watson because they’ve all worked so hard to make their dreams come true and aren’t afraid to voice their opinions about important issues in society to make a change. they’re just really,, inspirational idk ?? i admire them for what they’ve done i guess

on another note – exams start tmr *screams* 
im.. definitely not freaking out,, lmao 

also i tried doing a flatlay.. idk how to aesthetic lol 

Harry Potter series from Draco Malfoy’s perspective
  1. Draco Malfoy and Potter boy rejected me
  2. Draco Malfoy and am I the heir of Slytherin or what?!
  3. Draco Malfoy and the mudblood kicks my ass (I like it though)
  4. Draco Malfoy and WTF I AM A FERRET!!
  5. Draco Malfoy and Umbridge loves me
  6. Draco Malfoy and it’s not cool to be a Death Eater, don’t do it guys
  7. Draco Malfoy and can you stop fighting I want my mom