for it to find that charm from season 1

Words Just Can’t Do Them Justice....

Here, my favourite multi-chaptered Captain Swan Fanfics…. They’re classics, so you’ve probably all read them, but I think re-living these two special characters is something we’re going to need soon…. 

Alternate Universe - Modern


Read All About It by Kymbersmith90 - Using Twitter to ask an actual princess on a date may not have been Killian’s best idea… until it was.Part 1 of Royal Realities  

http://archiveofourown.org/works/7924948/chapters/18110287

Warm Nights & Firelight  by Oubliette14 - When in the wake of a messy breakup Emma makes the impulsive decision to return home to her parent’s ranch in the Rockies, she certainly doesn’t expect to find a strange Irish guy living in what was once her apartment over the garage, and she definitely doesn’t imagine that the home she couldn’t wait to be rid of five long years ago would be the very place her heart begins to heal. 

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11025589/1/Warm-Nights-Firelight


To Make Your Heart Race by fergus80 - Killian “Hook” Jones is NASCAR’s bad boy, who is forced to do some community service to clean up his act. Emma Swan is the counselor at the local Children’s shelter who is done with men and relationships after her latest in a long stream of nightmares.  http://archiveofourown.org/works/5619112/chapters/12944908


Poem Without Words by totheendoftheworldortime79 - Looking to make some extra money, college senior Emma Swan takes a post as a model for Professor Killian Jones’ art class. Sparks fly on both sides. Will they give into temptation?

http://archiveofourown.org/works/3973093/chapters/8914423

Heart By Heart by totheendoftheworldortime79 - Emma Nolan, rich, famous, heiress to Nolan Tech, frustrated by her life, unable to get anyone to take her seriously as a businesswoman, flees to her New York life for Hawaii. A chance meeting with grad student-turned-mechanic Killian Jones might change her life forever. If she lets it https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10924345/1/Heart-by-Heart

The Lost Boys by niniadepapa - He’s the charming, out of control frontman of one of the most successful bands in the world. She’s a hard-working rising actress. Sometimes it’s hard to find out what’s real and what’s make-believe when fame’s in the game. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8975354/1/The-Lost-Boys

Walking In A Straight Line by msgenevieve447 - It’s one of the oldest stories in the book. Two old friends have a few too many drinks, two old friends share a kiss. Happens all the time, right? But what happens when only one of them actually remembers it? (Captain Swan AU, with a side order of Snowing, mention of Emma/Walsh) https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10957085/1/Walking-in-a-Straight-Line 

The Trouble With Faking It by nowforruin - Killian Jones is one drunken mistake from never setting foot on a movie set again. Enter Emma Swan, the woman his manager has paid to pretend to date him and clean up his image. It seems straightforward enough…but there’s always trouble with faking it. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11228500/1/The-Trouble-with-Faking-It

Wedded Bliss and Asterisks by EmilyBea - Emma Swan is an enemy of love who just happens to be an up and coming wedding dress designer. She’s convinced that true love is nowhere in her future but then she meets Killian Jones, whose magazine is covering the opening of her new boutique. Suddenly Emma finds herself drawing up new plans for her life, ones that seem to all be leading towards her own form of wedded bliss. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12295382/1/Wedded-Bliss-and-Asterisks

Search and Rescue by onceuponajollyroger - When Killian Jones, a rescue swimmer for the US Coast Guard, pulled Emma Swan from the unforgiving sea he had no idea she would end up rescuing him right back. [Captain Swan Modern AU] https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11255395/1/Search-and-Rescue

World Unknown by colormyheartred - Emma signs up to be a test subject for a “guaranteed true love match”. The kicker is that she can’t see her match until their wedding day. The moment she sees him for the first time, she knows she’s doomed. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11824108/1/World-Unknown - Read the Sequels too! 

With This Ring by kissmelikeapirate - This was just about the dumbest idea she had ever heard. Marry a guy she barely knew? But sometimes desperate people do crazy things. And crazy things can sometimes be the best things you ever do…  https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11286660/1/With-This-Ring

Headlights Fading by EvilIsntBorn337 - When Emma Swan’s car breaks down outside of a small town in Maine, she finds herself stuck at the local garage, but as the repairs take longer and longer to complete, she has to decide if, in the end, she wants to leave the town at all. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11251326/1/Headlights-Fading 

With Affection by PhiraLovesLoki - Emma Swan isn’t a middle schooler. So why is she receiving notes from a secret admirer? She’s also definitely not a romantic person. So why is she writing back? Modern!AU Captain Swan, with side orders of Snowing and Frankenwolf https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11045549/1/With-Affection

Music of The Heart by InMyEyes2014 - Granny Lucas loves to be both chef and matchmaker for the town of Storybrooke. When she sets her skills on Liam and Killian Jones, she is sure she has found the perfect matches with Elsa and Emma. While some participants are willing and others reluctant, Granny and her cohorts are determined to make each a match made in heaven or at least in lasagna. http://archiveofourown.org/works/6215764/chapters/14240920


Alternate Universe - With a Touch of Canon 

Remember When by Emilee Amethyst - "I will find you. I will always find you.“ Says the Charming Family motto. But does it still apply when two centuries separate you from the one you love? Captain Swan story slight universe alterations. Picks up at season 2’s "The Doctor” where Emma already knows Hook from their past, but he has “no bloody clue” whom she is.  https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12079881/1/Remember-When

Across Time And Space by Annaelle - Seventeen year old Emma Swan unwittingly and accidentally falls through a mysterious portal that lands her in the middle of the ocean, only to be saved by a young, dashing lieutenant, and to be brought aboard the Jewel of The Realm. Will she be able to find her home? And if she does… Will she still want to go? Lieutenant Duckling/Captain Swan. AU. Canon elements. - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9864377/1/Across-Time-And-Space

Until The Fog Lifts by ArtjuiceRP - Cursed!Killian AU: Emma Swan has more than enough to deal with. For one, her son believes the entire town of Storybrooke is cursed. She definitely doesn’t have time for the mysterious pawnbroker, Killian Jones, even if Henry insists that he’s the prince she’s meant to be with.  http://archiveofourown.org/works/3448121/chapters/7561955


Canon Universe (At One Point or Another) 

Unbreakable by xHookedonKillianx - What if Hook was able to go with Emma and Henry when they left to escape Pan’s curse? With no memory of each other or Storybrooke, Emma and Killian meet in New York as complete strangers, both with broken pasts, and both with clean slates for their future. 

http://archiveofourown.org/works/6818248/chapters/15563941

Smooth Sailing (With A Chance Of Definite Passion) by sandra70 - picks up right at the end of season 3… and tries to answer the question “Where is the relationship going?” (without obstacles like Elsa and Marian; but others might appear) The rating has officially changed to an “M” now… https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10640638/1/Smooth-Sailing-With-A-Chance-Of-Definite-Passion

Chinese Food and A Movie by Ltb16 - In an interview after S3, Adam said something about Hook and Emma getting Chinese and watching a movie and this was born.  https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10347266/1/Chinese-Food-and-a-Movie 

Everyday I Write The Book by msgenevieve447 - "I’m in the book now.“ To say that a lot has happened tonight is something of an understatement, but Emma is determined to make it all fit together on the same page. (Post-322.) https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10385057/1/Every-Day-I-Write-The-Book 

Separate Lives by lenfaz - Set after 3x20 "Kansas”. After saving the town one more time, Emma decided to return to New York, leaving her past behind. Three years later, she realizes that might be not have been the best decision. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11010202/1/Separate-Lives

The END of a period and Swan Queen debut

End of 6x01 is a clue. A huge one. Regina and Snow have a heart to heart talking about happy ending, more specifically, Regina’s happy ending. Even though the former Evil Queen is grieving Robin, she still wants to believe in a happy ending for herself. But what’s important is the words she uses.

“I choose to believe that this story will have a better ending that my last.”

The key words is “Believe”. Remember, Regina never believe she can deserve a happy ending until now. She always thought villains don’t get happy ending. While being with Robin it was still the case! We can see it as not fighting for what you want. I mean, if she really wanted to be with Robin, she would have go to New York with him, or tried to talk with Marian about the situation. Not what happened. Deep down she did believe. Believe is also the “I will find you” for Swan Queen.

In order to make a wish, you have to BELIEVE it will come true. The same goes for magic. You have to BELIEVE it exist. So BELIEVE is the key for Swan Queen, it complete the circle. Emma often says to Regina: “I believe in you”, but Regina never do the same, she goes with “I know you”. Why that?! Emma may believe in Regina but she doesn’t believe the brunette could ne her happy ending. Regina choose to believe in happy ending, but she doesn’t believe in Emma. See where am I going with it guys? Believe is the third point of the circle.

The missing arrow is between Emma and Regina, which mean Swan Queen. OUAT always work with number 3. Each time we saw twice the same thing. For instance, Regina bursting through doors to crash celebration. Two time, she poofed. Or Emma making a wish for her birthday. This are reminder that everything come to three.

RIGHT           WRONG           CHOOSE

Everything can be classified into 3 categories that A&E use to qualify relationship on this show. It was deeper than that.
The first time the Evil Queen burst through the doors, to crash Snow White wedding to cast the dark curse → RIGHT. What? YES! The curse brow them to Storybrooke, to Emma and Henry.
The second time, she played the Evil Queen to help Emma wakes up → WRONG. It didn’t work out and she exposed herself.
So the third time it will happen, she will have CHOOSE to be here, not interrupting a ceremony.
Same goes for Emma’s wishes. The first is RIGHT because it brow her to Storybrooke and her family. The second is WRONG, she wishes for nothing. The third will come true.

If we apply this system to relationship, it work too:

NEAL was RIGHT           HOOK is WRONG             ? Emma’s CHOICE
DANIEL was RIGHT        ROBIN is WRONG            ? Regina’s CHOICE

Idem for death: first love died, the second one too so logically, the third will live and be the true love.

No matter what you choose, the rule of three works. It came full circle. Knowing that Hook will ask Emma to marry him, we can expect a no as an answer. Walsh is ask her, and she answer negatively. Hook being the second one to ask… The third will be “yes” and a wedding. Remember the scene from the pilot. Snow White and Prince Charming’s wedding. I won’t be surprised if OUAT will end on the same note: Emma’s wedding with Regina (of course). Full circle. Two celebration in Enchanted Forest so the third in Storybrooke.

Now that the system is out there, I would like to go back to Emma and Regina’s belief. In order to have Swan Queen, Emma needs to believe that Regina is her happy ending, and for Regina to believe in Emma. Simply Emma. We’re in the middle of the road. Ok maybe the three quarter. This season clearly shows the two ladies as more than just friends. The care is obvious between them.

This is Snow in 6x07 that again use a metaphor for a circle in her sentence.

“Most person go through life never knowing where their paths will take them. Somehow, we always do. It’s always to each other and then back to you”.

This is the show. This is full circle. This scene is extremely important because it’s a clue. A&E know exactly what they’re doing. This season puts everything into the light. And then, Regina step in, blocking Hook to the GA. They could have film it from a different angle, but the editing shows us that.

The family of this show. Hook is nowhere to be seen, because he’s wrong for Emma. He’s not a part of this family. Each time, Snow talks about family, is he not included. Same for Henry and Charming. We are supposed to read between the lines here. The family the show is about is: SWANMILLSCHARMING. That’s not for nothing the Snowing parallels Swan Queen have. It’s to lead us. To see the circle.

Season 1:


Season 3:

It’s logical. 6x08 is a proof to that. We have more and more scenes with Emma and Regina interacting with each other or adventures. They always choose to go with the other. New York, wish realm, the vault etc. Matter of fact, they choose to fight together, never leaving one behind. Hook always stays behind, in the Enchanted Forest and Underworld.
When Emma came to Storybrooke, she didn’t know who she was, she needed to remember, to believe, but it fail every time Henry tried. In New York, under the curse, Hook tried to make Emma remember but it didn’t work, except for his nuts. Wish realm, Regina scarifying herself bring Emma back. “When you couldn’t hurt Henry”. The circle stars to close.

“Always to each other”

In a way, Swan Queen proves us through the seasons that they always find each other. It’s even more obvious in the winter final where Regina find Emma while she was picking up flower and humming “Someday my prince will come”. Emma, instead of being afraid, listen to Regina, she was intrigued by her. At the end of the episode, we saw them on the lake, where Snow and Charming became one. Emma and Regina were going home to Henry, fulling the circle but Robin break them apart.

So currently, were on the WRONG period.

That’s why we’re disappointed most of the time. The RIGHT period was from season 1 to season 3.
The closure OQ is getting is to show us why Regina and Robin are WRONG for each other. Robin is a thief in the wish realm, he is not the same as the one who’s dead. Even this one was wrong for Regina. A&E clearly state that dead is dead, and we know Robin Hood is her for 5 episodes. Why that? Because Regina will understand what she really want. She will choose to let Robin going back to his wish realm. I won’t be surprised if it would be Regina’s last wish.

“And back to you.”

This is about Henry. Emma and Regina nay not be a couple for now, but they always came back for Henry, their son. We saw example in season 3, Neverland. But I want to focus on “I’ll be your mirror”, 6x08 aka the Swan Queen episode. Henry can talk to his mother through a mirror.
Mirror helps us see ourselves it shows us a reflexion. Our reflexion. It can also show us something. A part of our imagination, or something we really want. Emma and Regina are together trapped inside the world behind the mirror. Except that each time we see them is through Henry perspective, the mirror. In fact, we saw what he wants to see. Emma and Regina together. We always saw them together, not one and then the other. Henry sees his mother united. That’s really important. If we recall, he never saw his two mothers fight together. It was either Regina dying to keep him safe, or Emma sword fighting with Rumple. He never, and we never, witness Emma and Regina united in a fight. Now he does. When the dragon was about to attack, he saw Regina reaching out to Emma. He swan his mother protecting each other. That’s what we’re supposed to see. Emma and Regina reaching out to the other.

“Together?” “Damn right”

That’s the episode resumé, ladies! “I’ll be you mirror” is about what Henry saw. When he used the hammer on the glass, it shattered into thousand pieces in the center. Emma on the left, Regina on the right. We’re back into the WRONG but with a twist.
Henry was always the reason that Emma and Regina interact with each other. He’s the link between them. When he broke the mirror, Emma and Regina came back to him, but instead of coming back one by one, like in a portal, they were together. That’s the twist. Together!

“Always to each other and then, back to you”

Snow White said it all. Henry may be the link between his mothers but at the end of the episode, when he step in front of them talking to the Evil Queen, he separated himself from them. Same when Emma and Regina stand in front of Granny, watching their son dance with Violet. We have to understand, that now, Emma and Regina doesn’t need Henry to interact with the other, to be together. He is growing up, have a girlfriend but Emma and Regina are together outside.

“We already had.”

So it’s not about raising Henry anymore. It’s about being with the other because you want to, because you care for them. The more obvious example is the hand holding in 6x10. Did they really needed to hold hand to go through the portal? No. So why doing it? Plus the hand holding was in the center of the shot, uniting two opposites: white and black. Regina and Emma were enemies in Season 1, opposite. The shot and the episode shows us they are now united, together, without Henry. That’s not a coincidence that in this realm, he didn’t help Regina find Emma.

  • 1x01→ Henry brow Emma to Storybrooke and find Regina.
  • 4x23 → Henry help Emma find Regina.
  • 6x10 → Regina finds Emma, alone.

Henry doesn’t need to help them find each other anymore. Regina takes the initiative to make a wish to be send to the place as Emma Swan, without even knowing where that is! Just like she wanted to find Aladdin in order to make sure Emma wasn’t going to die by some stupid prophesy. Regina started to believe in the possibility for Emma to be her happy ending. When she thought Emma would not wake up, Regina was willing to die. It was Henry holding the sword, ok, but she acted like she was giving up, not wanting a life without the blonde in it. Regina killed the Charming without an ounce of remorse, knowing they weren’t real. She knew Henry wasn’t her real son, yet, she was willing to get kill by him. She would have never allow him to become a murderer even in another realm! She could have restrain him, like in season 2, but she didn’t.

It remind me of 4x23, Regina being taken by the darkness. She was in danger. Emma step in to stop it. We have again the same scenario. But instead of Henry helping them, we have Henry against them, comforting my point on the fact that Emma and Regina doesn’t need him anymore to be together.

My point here is the fact that they held onto each other to go into the portal, when they could have go through it one by one. Exactly like in 3x23 with Emma and Hook. Never in OUAT had we seen two persons holding hand to go into a portal. So why this time is any different?

“Let’s go home”

This sentence means it all and she is say twice. One by Regina and then by Emma. What do we have after? Oh right. The hand holding. Meaning: you’re my home too. But Robin shot an arrow at them. Regina froze when she saw who it was. Emma did too. She, then, tried to remind Regina that he wasn’t real. See, another reference to people being no real, so why Henry will be any different? I don’t see, Regina should have kill him, but she have defend herself. Emma repeat two times: he’s not real.
The blonde could have jump through the portal alone or drag Regina, but no, she choose to stay with her. It would have be Hook, Emma would came home without him.
Seeing Robin, Regina thinks she has another chance with him. This Robin is not the one who died. I am pretty sure, Robin’s not married with Marian or didn’t even know her, which mean, this guy is a thief without compassion or morality. Spoiler picture show and altercation with the Sheriff of Nothingam and Regina mortified by Robin’s attitude. She will realize she has to send him back and she can’t change him. That the closure. Regina has a chance to say goodbye this time, and the choice to let him go.

  • 1x18 → Daniel died in the hand of Cora. Regina didn’t have the time to say Goodbye.
  • 5x21 → Robin killed by Hades. Regina didn’t have the time to say goodbye.
  • The third time will be Regina saying goodbye to Robin and send him back to where he belong.

When I saw 6x11 promo, it remind me of 1x03 when we discover how Snow and Charming fall in love. I bet we’ll have a remake with Regina and Emma. I’m not afraid if Robin or Hook are around, because season 6 will mark the end of the WRONG period.
In 3x23, Emma kissed Hook and Regina was happy with Robin. That was the starting point of the WRONG period in the show. Actually, A&E install it slowly through season 3B, precisely in 3x18 where she shift is remarkable. In this episode, we have Regina and Robin share their first kiss, and Emma and Hook starting to spend more time together to fight Zelena. We have also the first hint showing us this guys are wrong for the girls:

  • Robin lost Regina’s heart
  • Hook took Emma’s magic away with a kiss

Their relationship already start wrong. If I’m right, we should see a shift around 6x18. Things will start to change. They already have in some point. We know Robin is supposed to go, and Hook plan to ask Emma to marry him. At the end of season 6, we shall see the start of the period CHOOSE. I bet it will have to do with Emma and Gideon battle. Let’s be honest. 6x11 is not the real battle between this two. It’s a warm up. If it’s not the case, why Gideon is around in the following episodes?!

The end of the WRONG period is also materialize with Aladdin and Jasmine appearance. Episode 5 explains that Aladdin and Jasmine are different but together, they can make greats things. Exactly like Emma and Regina. Plus, the episode established Aladdin and Jasmine as friends, but they care deeply about each other that it can become more. Why having one episode in 6A? To put into the light where we stand! Aladdin and Jasmine came back in 6B, strange no?! Their story will follow Emma and Regina’s story, together. Things will change for the better. The thief and the princess. The savior and the queen.

Since Emma saved Regina two times already in 2x01 and 4x23, I think the third time would be Regina saving Emma. Just like we have Emma and Henry true love kiss in 1x22, Regina and Henry true love kiss in 3x19, so technically Emma and Regina true love kiss is missing. Another thing is missing: a heart split. Snow and Charming in 3x19, Emma and Hook in 5x20 and it failed, so we miss one that will work. Each time Regina does it, so she has to be included. What if she was the one receiving half an heart?
Think about it. Regina is the one saving Emma from Gideon, but gets deadly hurt. Emma think of only one option: a heart split. Without hesitation, she takes her heart out, split it and push half of it in Regina’s chest. Nothing. Angry, the blonde shakes the queen, cries but still nothing. She whispers something and in the moment take the brunette’s hand kissing the knuckles. BOUM. Rainbow true love. Regina wakes up. This would start something different for season 7, for Emma and Regina but also for the other characters.

And marks the debut of the period CHOOSE.

What do you think? Can we have something like this in season 6 final?

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Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 Episode 11: Encountering… A Color For The First Time♡
Yona of the Dawn Season 1 Part 2 Episode 24: From Now On♡
A royal falling in love with someone poor.
A servant/long friend falling in love with someone royalty/best friend.
This shows that whatever you are, if your poor or rich it doesn’t matter! What truly matters is your spirit and being yourself. Don’t let anyone judge you, because anyone can find their Prince Charming and their Princess♡♡ Just remember that♡

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Dumb Positivity Fuel

Shady: I forgot to turn off my submissions and I received this Dumb Positivity post that I think people will really enjoy. Thank you! Have some thoughts, but I’m sharing this without comment - I didn’t know if you wanted your identity hidden or not, so I left personal info out to be safe!


Firstly, I will say that Everything has a purpose. I know you look at the show as more of a metaphor, but I’m looking at the show as a tv show. Specifically the mechanics of it and the story they are telling. The first thing that jumped out at me was that right after that amazing Jafar Alladin scene in episode 1 the FIRST thing we see is a CaptainSwan makeout session. Now, aside from really not wanting to see that I thought about the reasoning behind it. That scene was put there to establish a starting point for the CaptainSwan relationship this season. It’s a clear landmark from which we as the audience will be able to contrast with where they end up at the end of the season. Hence, we will see development. I.E. change in their relationship. It wouldn’t make sense for them to be in the same place at the end of the season. There is literally no other purpose for the scene. That’s hint number 1.

Secondly, Aside from Regina’s obvious “To some I’m a hero” narration while showing Emma, there was one big element everyone missed. The True Love sapling. Now, a lot of time and effort went into both finding and explaining this little object without any real effect. They told us it could help foil the Queen’s plan. They found it and when they touched it, it showed them flashes of all the moments that lead to Snow and Charming falling in love. Now this is not new information. We’ve known this since the first episode. The only possible revelation is that they both learned that their first meeting was actually during that fight with the assassin. However, that information is completely useless to the plot. It doesn’t justify the time or energy put into writing this true love sapling. Put simply there is no pay off and it is immediately destroyed by the queen making it both metaphorically and practically useless to the show. UNLESS… this was a setup. They established very clear rules for something that has seemingly no purpose. It is created by true love and when touched shows the character flashes of how they fell in love with their true love. Specifically the couple that created it. Now, I can’t help but think that this is a perfect medium to show a surprise revelation to both a character and the audience at the same time. Let’s pick an example, say Regina. Later in the season our heroes need to find another true love sapling for whatever problem is coming up (the water from the river of lost souls is still in storybook) lucky for them there is another in Storybrook! They locate it, Regina touches it and both the character and the general audience are subject to a montage of all the moments from season 1 on that made Regina and Emma fall in love. BOOM. Shocking surprise for both the character and the audience. It fits too well. I can’t see any other reason for it. And I can’t see any other potential True Love couple the revelation could pertain to. It simply has no other possible purpose narratively speaking. 

Thirdly, I noticed there was a lot of nostalgia written into the script this season. Situations that were very similar to previous ones. Even with the same characters. For example they showed us the true love kiss between Snow and Charming in a similar situation as the first episode. They also, showed us Regina breaking up Henry’s Knighting ceremony almost identically copying how she broke up Snow and Charming’s wedding in episode 1. Now, a tool used in many long form stories especially on tv is to reintroduce old elements in a story that you will be using in the future. The purpose being to allow for the audience to more easily recall the pertinent information when you do. As I’m sure you know, most of the audience for this show are casual viewers who more often than not watch every episode only once. That’s actually quite common with network television shows that go on for as long as OUaT has. Going back through the series is a serious time commitment that casual viewers aren’t usually prepared to make. This is a simple yet eloquent way to bring those elements to the forefront of the viewers mind. And far more subtle than showing old clips in the “previously on” segments. We’re all up on that game. If you’re in the sixth season of a show and they start showing clips from season one than you know A. It’s important and B. It’s supposed to be a shocking surprise but the audience is just too smart to fall for it. My point is that there is a very real possibility that we could see these situations play out in the second half of the season. It’s been a long standing theory of mine (and many others too) that there will be a CaptainSwan engagement and possible wedding with Regina interrupting it just like in the pilot. Only for the opposite reason. Instead of hate it’s love. She interrupts their wedding to confess her love for Emma. There is actually a fair amount of metaphorical evidence to lead one to believe the wedding is coming too (the wedding dress at the end of season 5, the engagement ring in the promo for 6B). Add to that the similar situation we saw Regina in in episode 10 and one could consider that a sneaky bit of foreshadowing. The same can be said about the TLK sequence. We could be seeing that situation play out as well. Not a guarantee of course, but worth noting.

There was also blatant foreshadowing with Emma saving Regina from the same sword that she is destined to be stabbed with. Yah, Regina will be returning the favor in some way. Don’t know how, but that mixed with the fact we haven’t seen her in the visions and we have established just this season that Regina is a master Swordsman clearly points to this outcome.

All in all, it’s surprise/shock value that rules the writing on OUaT. It’s the twist. Building a story, misdirecting the audience and surprising them with a revelation that, in hindsight had MANY clues. Every major twist fits that description. SQ fits it perfectly as well. When people re-watch the series they WILL see it. From episode 1 on, it was always there. WE just saw it early. That is our pain. There is honestly no way Emma will end up with Hook. There is no narrative purpose to it. It has no deeper meaning and brings closure to no character arcs. It solves nothing and isn’t surprising in any way. To put it simply it’s boring on every level. OUaT is not boring. They surprise us as often as they can and thrive on subverting our expectations. SwanQueen canon could be much closer than many of us thought possible. I look forward to 6B with great anticipation.


Season 1 & 2 Parallels

So im like all over the map with this show at the moment. I’m reviewing the episodes at the moment, tomorrow i’ll be posting my review of 1x04. However my mom and I just finished the season finale of season 2 (that’s where she’s currently at) and I’ve been keeping a list of parallels written down between Snowing and Captain Swan. Some might be far fetched, others are cut and dry as hell. But I figured I’d share some with you, before moving on to season 3. (Ill probably end up doing a post like this for season 3 and 4 down the line).

Fair warning: Remember where some might see parallels others may not. Feel free to add if you want!

Here we go:

  1. Charming tells Snow she has to go (in reference to her impending fate if she stays during the curse). This seemed very reminiscent of when Hook told Emma she had to leave in the Underworld. 
  2. When Charming turns the thief who stole from him over, shock passes over his face at finding it was a girl. This seemed reminiscent of when Emma first sees Hook alive under the pile of bodies.
  3. When Charming turns the thief who stole from him over and sees it’s a girl, Snow makes a witty one liner and says “Woman” followed by a blow to the face. This parallels Emma’s witty one liner of “thanks” before striking Killian to the face. (Funny how both couples start as adversaries.)
  4. Snow and Charming telling each other they will “find one another”/ “always”. Emma says this going into the Underworld to get Hook. Most obvious parallel in the history of ever.
  5. Charming dangles an important item strung on a necklace (fairy dust) in front of Snow just to snatch it away | Hook doing the same with the bean necklace to Emma in the jail cell.
  6. Snows remark while the necklace is being dangled in response to Charming asking why he didn’t use it on her says, “because you’re not worth it.” Very reminiscent of Hook’s one liner while dangling the bean which is “just as I’m done with you.” Essentially both claiming that these people don’t matter to them. (That’s cute sweeties, just wait).
  7. Charming imprisons Snow in a net. Hook imprisons Emma in a cell. 
  8. Snows sassy remarks about “James” being Charming while in the net (something she thinks he’s not at the time). Emma asking Hook oh now your being a “gentleman.” Lol, Charming is pretty Charming and Hook is indeed a gentlemen. 
  9. David and Snow remarking to each other, “it seemed like the honorable thing to do.” Hook in 3x22 saying “it was the right thing to do.”
  10. Charming giving Snow his mother’s ring. Hook giving Emma his brother’s ring. Both people that were the only ones there for them before their TL’s came along. 
  11. Mary Margaret pulls David from the troll bridge river. He is unconscious and she puts her lips to his, pulling away, saying “come back to me.” Vs. Emma pulling Killian from the water, putting her lips to his and saying the exact same thing. “Come back to me.”
  12. The scene where Snow tells Charming she doesn’t love him, to save his life and make sure he’s safe reminds me of when Killian said the same thing to Dark Swan on the boat. 
  13. The whole choosing between Mary (TL) and Katherine (Someone he shares a past with). VS. Emma choosing between Hook (TL) and Neal (someone she has a past with). 
  14. Snow forgets Charming. He’s also the one to get her back. Emma forgets Hook. He’s the one to get her back.
  15. Both woman shove both men upon not having their memories and being kissed by them. ^^^
  16. Troll Bridge vs Bean stalk
  17. Both couples had hospital room scenes
  18. Aesthetically speaking when the original curse overtook Charming and Snow and she leaned down to kiss him, it def. reminded me of Dark Emma leaning down to kiss Dark Hook.
  19. Snow and Charming depart after their first meet on the trail. Hook and Emma depart after first meeting, on the Bean stalk. 
  20. Charming saying he’d rather die for Snow than have her heart stay filled with darkness. Reminds me of Hook sacrificing himself at the end of 5A.
  21. Snow, after Charming essentially sacrifices himself and is captured all while Snow regains her memories (becoming her old self), we see Snow then vow to go find charming because she will “always find” him. She heads off with her friends on a mission to retrieve him. VS. Emma becomes herself again after Killian sacrifices himself. She goes on a mission to the Underworld to save him. With her friends. Saying the same mantra of “I will always find you.”
  22. The whole of Tallahassee just feels like one big parallel for Snow Falls.
  23. Snow and Charming’s reunion at the end of season 1 is literally a parallel for Killian and Emma’s reunion in 5x21, when he comes back from the Underworld. 

That’s all I have for season 1 & 2. I found some good pictures on pinterest of these moments. Here ya go. 

Definitely Unexpected (9/?)

Definitely Unexpected, a CS/Frozen Jewel AU

A/N: So it looks like hopefully our lovers have come to their senses. But what will happen once all the cards are on the table? My dears @liamjcnes, @initiala, @kat2609, @clockadile, @lifeinahole27,@spartanguard, @lenfaz, I hope you enjoy this (especially the end bit) :) Eternal gratitude to betas,@the-captains-ayebrows and @lovemelikeapirate.

Cover art by the mystical land mermaid that is @liamjcnes

Definitely Unexpected

Summary:  Emma Swan, self-described “loner, loser, and complicated wreck” takes a much needed vacation from her New York City life by doing a home exchange with Liam Jones, a charming bartender from Brighton, England.  She could have never anticipated that what, or whom, she would find on her summer vacation was exactly what she had always been missing. (The Holiday AU, summer style)

Ch. 1, Ch.2, Ch. 3, Ch. 4, Ch. 5, Ch. 6, Ch. 7, Ch. 8 | Also on Ao3

Chapter 9:

Killian slogged through what felt unequivocally like the longest shift of his life. The boat owners’ various requests and grievances dulled in comparison. Emma was out there, her precious time here dwindling, and he couldn’t find himself caring one iota about the seasonal berth holder’s broken transom light or the complaints that there were no trolleys for people to use (because there bloody well should be if people would return them after use).

Even his co-workers seemed to be steering well clear of him. With determination in his eyes and fire in his heart, he wasn’t surprised when his patience wore thin with trivialities. He was working out a plan, something to say or do that would reopen the door that Emma had seemed to slam shut when she walked down the dock this morning.

He knew she had walls; that she was fiercely protective of herself, of her heart. He understood because it’s what he’s been doing since Milah died, maybe even longer. He’d shut himself off from the world, never letting anyone in. But this impossible woman, so full of passion and tenderness, opened his eyes and exposed something he never thought he’d be capable of - letting go and believing that he could find someone else. He had resigned himself long ago to the idea that he would never feel that way about anyone again, until he met Emma. Now, after even just a few days, he couldn’t imagine spending his days without her in his life. He wasn’t going to let her go that easily. He wouldn’t leave anything on the table. It really was now or never. He had to tell her how he felt before he didn’t get another chance. He clung to hope with a white-knuckle grip that she would listen.

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Welcome to the Fandom!

Dear backlessdressandsomebeatupsneaks,

In honor of you catching up on Teen Wolf and (somewhat reluctantly) joining the ranks of the Sterek army, I have created a fic rec list for your induction. I have an endless list of recommendations so this wasn’t easy, but here are twenty of my favorites. I have also attached some videos that are mandatory viewing for complete loss of your sanity. Enjoy!

Canon/ Canon-Divergent/ Minor AU

Gravity’s Got Nothing On You by Zosofi (E- 83980)

“How much,” Stiles asks, “are we talking here? Because I know your family, dude. And it’ll be kind of awkward after.“

“My family thinks you’re some sort of fucking gift to the world,” Derek seethes, like he’s jealous, “they’ll probably be pissed at me when we break it off, so don’t worry about that. Five hundred bucks.”

“A thousand,” Stiles says, because screw ethics. Also, the Hale family is loaded. Derek can deal.

Every Step You Take by Nokomis (M- 49347)

Stiles accidentally ends up magically bound to Derek. It’s super.

Important Things by Suzvoy (M- 71466)

Stiles learns that even with werewolves, giant lizards and psychopathic hunters on the loose, life can still find other ways to screw with you. Case in point: everyone keeps assuming he and Derek are a couple. What the hell?

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Seven Star Re-Animate!

Aye yo! Let’s re-animate an episode of Dragon Ball!

Inspired by the Kaitlin Sullivan’s wonderful Moon Animate Make Up Seven Star Re-Animate is a an open to all project to shot by shot re-animate an episode of Dragon Ball.

The finished piece would come out about spring 2015. This is a non profit, fun loving tribute, to see how many different styles we can put together in one episode for the world to see.

As stated before this project is open to animators of all levels; beginners to experts, students to pros,and everything in between.

The episode in question would be the english dub of episode 8: The Kamehame Wave. Why this one? Because I love that 95’ theme song. The shots given will be a first come, first served deal. If there’s a shot you really dig, or one you’d be most comfortable doing, you can request it. You can sign up by emailing us at sevenstarreanimate@gmail.com. Please make sure to include your name, email, and a link to your website, reel, or blog.

This mid season 1 episode is a light on action, big on fun, episode with a lot of the primary cast in all their charming glory. It’s pretty much a stand alone episode, apart from the whole find the dragon ball thing, with a lot of room stylistic spin.

You can animate in any medium you want; stop motion, 2d, 3d, sock puppets, pixel art, etc,etc. The main goal is to be creative, and have fun, displaying YOUR styles while still maintaining likeness of the characters.

The video, and audio, clip of the shot will be also provided. Use the shot layout as a reference/story board guide. You will be responsible for the rendering and exporting of your shot based on the specs below.

December 4th is when we will start passing out shots, or earlier if we get enough folks to start. With over 200 shots there’s room for everyone! So tell your friends, comrades, and bff’s! If we don’t get enough to do the whole thing, and only get past the a couple scenes, it should still be a pretty cool experience. 

We appreciate you reading this and hope you will join us!

Specs: 24fps, 1280x720 NTSC, uncompressed, .mov

Email:  sevenstarreanimate@gmail.com

This project has no affiliation with Toei, Fuji TV, Funimation, Toriyama or any entity officially connected to the Dragon Ball franchise in any fashion. This is purely a free, fan based project for animators, because it sounded cool and clearly I have too much time on my hands.

Interesting themes in common between Swan Song (5x11) and Heart of Darkness (1x16)

“I told you, I will always find you” <– Actual line Charming says when he finds Snow without her memories in the EF.

“Listen to me, you can’t do this, it isn’t who you want to be.” <– Actual line Charming says (while tied to a tree) to memoryless Snow who is hellbent on revenge against Regina.

Also keep this in mind for later:

How can you make her remember who you are, when she’s lost sight of who she is.” <– Jiminy to Charming as he chews through the rope.

Given those lines being so very very similar to each other, I feel like they are drawing attention to that particular EF mini arc from season 1 leading up to Snowing’s wedding. So if we are going under the assumption that those in the Underworld are missing certain key memories, then I don’t think it’s wrong to speculate that Killian could be missing his memories of Emma, but still have his issues with Rumple. It would play into the “unfinished business” tease and it would reinforce the season 1 echo of Snow wanting revenge on Regina when she couldn’t remember her love for Charming.

Speculation for 5B under the cut…

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Headcanon time!

Remember back in season 1, right before Charming sets off to find Snow to wake her from the sleeping curse, Rumple gives him a (RED!) wardrobe change and tells him, “Every story needs a memorable detail.” Remember that?? Welllllll, Emma and Killian in that second sneak peek are talking about how they may have accidentally altered the future so I believe that Rumple is going to send them on this adventure to fix what they accidentally broke, but naturally, they can’t go to the ball dressed like that, heavens no! Because every story needs memorable detail.

And really, what would be more memorable than to see our heroine and her dashing leading man dancing at a ball and falling in love in full ball garb… I mean, TALK ABOUT SETTING UP A SCENE FOR SOME EPIC ROMANTIC MOMENTS YA FEEL ME??? 

Killian is gonna give Emma the storybook, I am pretty sure.

SO I was rewatching the Canadian promo for the finale and the whole beginning is Killian giving Emma a pep talk about how she has defeated all these things, what else is she looking for.  But he is holding Henry’s storybook.

She seems to be out by herself, perhaps she just got into an argument with Henry about going back to NY, and she is taking some time to herself to think.  Killian of course finds her, they talk, he get’s nowhere, so at last he gives her the book and tells her to look through it.  It’s HER story. Her family’s and friend’s stories.  Then leaves her alone again with the book, and she starts to look through it.  She sees Snow and Charming, and the whole seasons 1 stories we’ve seen, but perhaps now there are new stories that have been added. Perhaps from the missing year.  MAYBE she see’s Killian give up his ship to find her from the storybook! REGARDLESS tho, it could VERY well be what changes her mind. After seeing her family, her friends, their life, what they have all done for one another, the strong family bond, it’s gonna make her wake up and realize, this is home. Home is family, friends, loved ones.