i know this has been made so many times but i love it so much i just couldn't help myself

Superstitions in Brujeria

I love witchy Tumblr, I do, but I feel like a lot of the witchcraft reflected on this platform is very Eurocentric. Which is a great place for starting out and has helped me out personally so very much, especially when it came to connecting with the Norse gods. But! I feel it’s time for me to divulge more into my culture…that being Mexican brujeria and I couldn’t really find any posts about it, so I decided to make my own!

So a background I guess. Brujeria just means witchcraft in Spanish. It’s that simple and really rolls off the tongue for me. When I’m speaking to fellow Spanish speakers, I simply call myself a bruja. (Disclaimer: I am not fluent in Spanish by any means! I’m a guera and I’m sorry…)

So, I’m really hoping to share some of the superstitions I know and maybe how they can be used to power spells and such. I may get stuff wrong and since a lot of this is based on my own personal experiences, I don’t have any sources really. Please feel free to correct me or bring your own spin on things! I’m always down to learn more about my culture!

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Dog sitter!Reader Sneak Peak

When the call came, you were this close to pushing the Decline button. You hated talking on the phone, avoided it whenever possible, especially when your phone displayed the dreaded “Unknown Caller.”

But you were walking in the park with Caroline, one of your client’s dogs, and a relatively good mood had you in its thrall. The sun was just rising during one of the last warm days of autumn, Caroline was actually behaving on her leash, and overall, life had been pretty awesome lately.

Reexamining that moment much later, you wondered if it hadn’t been better to toss your phone into the nearby manmade lake.

“Hello?” you answered, smiling down at Caroline as she caught the scent of something interesting, forcing you to take a slight detour along your route.

The unfamiliar voice asked for you by full name, and the smile on your face began to fade. Had someone in your family been hurt? Fallen ill? The woman on the line sounded serious, but not as if she were about to deliver bad news.

“This is her.”

“You are Joy Meachum’s dog walker. Is that correct?”

“Uh… y-yes. Who is this?” you asked as you came to a slow stop, Caroline sniffing a bush with her full attention.

“One moment, please.”

There was a click, and the woman was gone. Had… had she just put you on hold?

“Wonderful,” you murmured down to the golden lab-mix, who was far too busy exploring new scents to pay you any mind. You wracked your brain for any indication that Joy had been dissatisfied with your work, but you couldn’t find anything that stood out. Toro had always been a wonderful dog (and even though you weren’t supposed to play favorites, he was by far the walk you looked forward to the most).

You weren’t left wondering for long; the line clicked again after less than half a minute, and a new voice spoke into your ear. Deep and pleasant to the ear, but stiff and formal.

“(Y/N)?”

“Yes?” you asked, waiting with your hand holding the leash with a far tighter grip than necessary. Bad news was coming. You could feel it in your gut. It was a much too pleasant day to be fired.

“This is Ward Meachum. Joy Meachum’s brother.”

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anonymous asked:

YOU CANNOT GIVE DEFINITIVE CONSENT WHILE INTOXICATED. Robert WAS subject to unwanted sexual advances irregardless of his own persistence to perform them. He could under no justification give consent. Bex recognised that he was drunk and was fully aware that he would regret it-Considering the countless times he has soberly indicated that he does not want her YET she convinced herself that requiting the act was acceptable under the circumstances? While having the capability to act APPROPRIATELY?

can i tattoo this on my forehead anon?

i think this is why so many people have such a problem with us saying it was rebecca that took advantage, instead of the other way around. i don’t actually know what he said to her as i actually couldn’t put myself through watching that scene (not because of the actual cheating, but all of this consent stuff hit me straight away.) but i have seen quotes/gifs. i think a lot of people take him saying what he did as direct consent, and if he was sober it would have been, but he was incapable of standing properly, so what he said made absolutely no difference. 

she knew he was drunk, she pushed him off the first time and actually acknowledged it. and if i remember correctly she said something about not putting herself through it again (correct me if i’m wrong) but she knew exactly what she was doing, she said he was too drunk, so she should have stopped it going too far. i’m not saying that robert’s innocent, he shouldn’t have gotten so drunk, but if i’m going to lay the blame on one person for it all, it’s easily going on rebecca.

i’ve been drunk way too much in my life already, and i have never acted appropriately whilst drinking, in fact i’m a mess. so for rebecca to take him seriously, to go as far as thinking she was still in with a chance with him the next morning is something i can’t get my head around. it’s ridiculous to think that she didn’t know he was acting like he did because he was in pain, she knew what he was going through and i personally belief that if The Incident didn’t happen, she would have tried again sometime soon regardless, because she is desperate for him. and it just makes all the ‘forced’ abortion stuff even stranger for me. 

i know a lot of people love rebecca, but i really don’t understand how people can fully defend anything she’s done. 

Super Junior 7jib MAMACITA Thanks To
  • Leeteuk: I wanted to become happy.. I always have been looking for the key to happiness. Now, I think I have found that key to happiness. Being able to wake up in the morning, meet people I want to meet, and laugh together and cry together.... Beloved family... Beloved members.. Beloved all family members of SM.. Beloved fans... I now realized that everything I've always felt is the key to happiness. I want to feel this happiness with everyone. Thank you, and thank you again; I love you, and I love you.. I hope everyone reading this post will be full of happiness and love.. I love you..!!
  • Heechul: This is an album after 3 years for me. I want to try being a bit serious in the Thanks To this time. It's already been 10 years since we debut.
  • There probably are people who are new to loving me, but I'm sure there are fans who've been loving me for 10 years now. I think about it whenever I'm zoning out in the car, or whenever I'm going to sleep..
  • What 'fans' are..
  • I don't have much of 'fan love' (t/n in other words, fan service), I am not nice, so why do people give love to someone like me, who, in some way, is like a mean 5 years old?
  • And a thought that popped in my head was to not to look for the reason, and to express myself some too. Play (together) like we are eternal friends.
  • And that made me look hard at fans' faces like I'll put a hole on their face. Because of my prosopagnosia, my level of memory with faces are at same level as a fish but
  • I tried to memorize each and everyone but!!! as expected, I couldn't do it well kkkkkkkkkk ah sorry kkkkkkkkkkkkk I can't help this kkkkkkkkkkkkk but still, I read the letters, and try to remember their faces. Lastly, my beloved babies. Hyung will speak informally now. We will grow old someday and get married too. I hope you will come to Super Show in future with your babies. Then I would get emotional and really touched. Let's picture 'eternity' like that together, and be together for a long long time ^~^
  • I hope that you guys will meet good people (partners) and will live happily. You guys have to get married quickly so I feel less sorry when I get married too kk
  • But I have to first quit games and comic books first-ng.. Tremble tremble..
  • Anyways, I love you, my babies!!!! Ppo Ppo kiss~ ^3^
  • Kangin: I realized too late that I am thankful for just being able to be together. I think I know a bit now.. That I was a greedy man who only received. I will now be the one giving. And my beloved family members, let's live happily. I really love you. Grandmother who is watching me from heaven.. There are many promises I made with you that I couldn't keep; I'll live with them in my heart. Grandmother, do not worry about anything there and rest peacefully. And our fan ELF!! Oppas will protect you.
  • Shindong: I am now repeating the process of writing and erasing. I really don't know how to express this good feeling and thankful thoughts. Really. I will just!! Show it on the stage!! Everyone, sorry for being unable to express myself. Yes, that's true. The people that have the hardest time while producing this album are the song writer, lyrics writer, singer, producer, choreographer, manager, stylist, photographer, etc.. there are countless people but!! You guys, who anticipate and listen, have to be there (for that to happen) so, sigh.. I think I was living with a really big delusion. How to say.. 'I'm always showing you guys this really cool look of me, and the funny side of me! so you guys have to always anticipate and wait for me..' Why did I think that way... Anyways thank you. I think this is the first time I wrote my true feelings on 'Thanks To', without calculating (what to say). Sorry, and sorry again. From now on, I will only write real 'Thanks To' on 'Thanks To's... Thank you, everlasting friends~
  • Sungmin: An album to beloved ELF. Thank you for always being with me. You are my precious, everlasting, closest friend.
  • Eunhyuk: Firstly, thanks to our fans for waiting for this album for a long time. During past 2 years, I've experienced many events. I was shaken, was very exhausted, received many scars, and for the first time, I thought about giving up. I remembered the young days when I first I dreamed of becoming a singer, the days when I was a trainee, and the days since I met Super Junior. Looking back at those days, I gave compliments to myself, and reflected on a lot of things too. And I imagined a bit about the future. In the end, I gained conviction for things I wanted to do, and things I have to do, and what allowed me to have that strength were fans who always stood by my side and loved me without changing, and Super Junior members. I think it's not easy for a person to go back to 'their first mindset'. So with a new mindset, I plan to enjoy the promotions this time. I hope you continue to cheer without any reserves for the road I will take from now on. I will repay to everyone with mindset that does not change, and with changing images(appearance/side). Thank you.
  • Donghae: Dear Father/ Last time I saw you was around 2006 8/8 Tuesday 3AM, but it's already 2014 8/21 Thursday. A lot of time has passed, right? ^^ Like the time that's passed, the environment around, many people, thoughts, and appearance has changed a lot. Some changed for the better, some not. But I am always working hard so that my core that I am holding on, does not change a lot. Because you, father, are in that core too. You'd be disappointed if I changed to (not good/bad), so I am working hard to (not change) ^^ then you can compliment me when I meet you again. I'm still young, and I'm still the son that wants to receive compliments from father. But it's been a really long time since I've been unable to hear those compliments. Soon, I will perform 100th concert performance; It would have been nice if father could have watched at least one of those 100 performances. It's sad. I'm really thankful to be able to do a job that I love, be loved while doing that job, that there are people who cry, laugh, and be happy because of me-though, what am I (for them to feel that way for me)-, and that there are people who have dreams while watching me. I'm very thankful that those people exist, and I am thankful about everything, that I can feel that I am living a life that I am more thankful of. Complains, not being satisfied, being lazy... Looking back now, I can see that everything- even things that I didn't feel good about- are thankful things. What I am most thankful about is that I am your son. It's a letter to you after a long time. 2014 8/21 Thursday 7:04PM, after 2 years... Let's talk again when another album comes out in future ^^ I love you, dad.
  • Dear Mom, Hyung, HyunGyum / Mom, don't get sick. When you are sick, I feel even more hurt. There are many things I wasn't able to feel when I wasn't able to live with you when I was young, and now, living together, I feel them. I feel thankful from small things like being able to be together, being able to see you, and being able to touch you. When you look at me and smile, when you- who looked big when I was young- now look smaller than me, when you- who walked really fast- walk slower than me, and when I felt that you- who looked strong and powerful- have become weaker than me, and is depending on me, tears come to my eyes. Just don't get sick. I love you mom^^ Beloved hyung, you are very tired, exhausted, and bored these days right? But I am happy and full of energy because of hyung. I think a lot about how I can do more for you, hyung. It's not that I just want to give you something; it's more like.. I'm thankful that I have a brother, and thankful that I can share with hyung. I hope hyung enjoys it a bit more, and I hope that you will be happy. I also hope that we brothers would rely on each other more. I love you, hyung.
  • HyunGyum-ah, hyung is proud and happy that you have a dream at such a young age. I hope you will work harder, and if you don't want to get hit, listen to hyung more! hehe. Listen to mom, and sleep early.
  • Dear SJ/ There really is no need for words!! I like that we are together, I'm happy that we are together, and I'm thankful that whenever I feel tired and look back, you're standing there by my side without a word^^ There's no need for anything else, let's just do well just among ourselves^^ Suju is the best hehe. Leader Teuk-ee hyung... I will trust hyung and go! and Yesung-ee hyung... If hyung were with us, we would have shined more. I will make it so that when hyung returns, hyung's spot will shine more ^^ I love you hyung!
  • Grow your hand a bit, or I'll just have a smaller mic prepared for you ^^ (Youngjoon-ee hyung, Byungjoon-ee hyung, Junghoon-ee hyung, Yongsun-ee hyung, MinGeun-ee hyung, Siyong-ee hyung, Yongsuk-ee)
  • We are Super Juni-or! ^^ Thank you and I love you.
  • Dear ELF/ You waited a really long time right? Me too me too mee too really!! hehe finally advancing out! ELF all over the world, are you ready?? We are ready ^^
  • In short words, because ELF exists, SuJu can breathe ^^ Please continue to let us breathe ^^ I love you, love you, love you, and love you^^ Always thankful and love you ^^
  • Siwon: I feel the fast speed of time. It's already 7jib.... Thankfully, thanks to your love and support, we were able to go around the world many times, and how many times did we stand on a dream-like stage... Thinking about it all, I'm thankful. I want to say thanks to beloved ELF all over the world who cheer for us without changing. And I want to say thanks to beloved family members, beloved Lee SooMan teacher, and staffs who always work hard to help us. If you guys weren't there, we wouldn't be at this position. Thank you again.
  • Thank you everyone.. Thank you God.. Please anticipate a lot from us, who are just starting now.
  • Ryeowook: Beloved mom and dad, thank you ^^ Super Junior members, you worked hard during the time to prepare 7jib, and I love each and everyone of you♡
  • Teuk-ee hyung, I'm thankful that you are with us, though it must have been very pressuring, (to work so soon after) release from army! Hyung is really our leader~ I love you / My meal friend Heechul-ee hyung~ I'm thankful that you listen to my words well, and let's continue to live together. / I miss you.. Listen to our 7jib well~ Stay well too ^^ / Yesung-ee hyung!!!! I hope hyung's empty spot will be filled quickly.. Let's work together again quickly~ let's meet again at Han River kk / KingKing! The handsomest KingKing kk Hyung, you know that I love you a lot right? / Donggri DongDong, I love hyung's voice the most kk Let's go for a solo song in the next album! I will try directing it. / Sungmin-ee hyung~! Thank you for always comforting me by my side ^^!! Let's meet at Sukira soon kk / I'm happy that Hyukgu is becoming more and more handsome! Work harder ^^ Hyung, you know it, right? kkk / Donghai! I love you as much as I love Hyukgu kk Donghae-hyung, don't be sad~ Let's go again tonight!!! / Siwon-ee hyung, I'm sorry .. that I only like D&E kkkkk I love hyung a lot ♡ / Kibum-ah, come to the dorm~!! Let's eat^^ / Kyuhyun-ah, do you like Changmin and Minho more than me?..ㅠ I love you KyuKyu kk / Super Junior M Zhou Mi hyung!! I hope hyung will be very happy ^^ I love you hyung~♡ / Henry, take some care of Zhou Mi hyung! kk SJM maknae Henry-yah, I'm always thankful about you! / Super Junior 7jib, let's become daebak!!!! My girlfriend, E.L.F.. I'm thankful, and I love you! ♡ It's 7jib now~ Till everyone gathers in one place, Ryeowook-ee will work hard too with the name 'Super Junior'^^ I love you. Love yourself♡
  • Kyuhyun: Kyu will always be where E.L.F's are...
Child of the Leaf. Chapter 12.

(brace yourselves… this is fast and sad, like a hawk attacking a kitty… sorry…)

“I… really hate you, Dad.”

Naruto’s entire body felt as if it were being crushed under a boulder as the weight of his younger son’s words pressed in on him.

“Bolt, what did you hear..?”

“Why should you care!? You don’t care! You've never cared!!” The young boy spouts, tearing his arm away from his father’s grasp.

“That’s not true at all, son… please, let’s talk about this– ” Naruto chokes out.

“OH. NOW you want to talk to ME!?”

His points accusingly to Sakura and Shinachiku.

“You magically have another kid with your old girlfriend and NOW you have time to talk to me!? That doesn’t make sense, Dad! You don’t make any sense!!” Tears were forming in his eyes as his face reddened with anger. 

“No, no, I’m sorry, Bolt. What I said in there… I was just a little overexcited… you know me and my–”

“NO! I DON’T KNOW  YOU.”

Naruto was silenced by the pure anger that emanated from his progeny. His heart that had beat so full of happiness just minutes before was now being suffocated and gasping for air.

Bolt was absolutely right.

Even after all he himself had experienced as a child, the frustration, loneliness, and hate… he had managed to give his own son the gift of a similar fatherless childhood.

He was no better than a dead father after all…

Salada was quickly ushered past the Hokage and his son by her Aunt Ino, who acted like she wanted to give them some room, but really wanted to eavesdrop from a safe vicinity at Sakura’s bedside.

“Heads up, Sakura. Hinata accidentally heard me talking about Shinachiku…”

Ino whispers to her bed lain friend as Salada looked at the blonde boy with green eyes whom she had caught a glimpse of earlier at her apartment.

So, this is Shinachiku..?

From the first time she saw him, she knew she was related to him in some sort of way. The resemblance to her mother was uncanny.

For an eleven year old, she was quite observant. So observant, in fact, that the young Uchiha prodigy had known for quite some time now that she had a long lost sibling.

It all started with a pink book.

This was no ordinary pink book. It had the power to make her mother cry no matter how many times she had read it.

She never caught sight of the book when her dad was home, only when he was gone for long periods of time. In his absence, the pink book would be open on her mother’s desk, its pages wrinkled and stained from tears both old and fresh. It seemed as if she were trying to wash the words away with her sorrow.

 The mysteries of the little pink tome were calling to her…

One day, while her mother was cleaning the house, she slipped into her mother’s study and excitedly started to read it.

To her surprise, the contents were handwritten. Apparently, it was her mother’s old journal from her ninja days. She started her reading at the first pages of the text, which she found to be a recording of her mother’s adolescent life…

‘I love Sasuke. Uchiha Sakura has a beautiful ring to it!’

The pages were clean and smooth in the beginning with hearts strewn about the paper in harried shapes and varied sizes.

'I’m on his team! Team 7! He’s so dreamy!’

As Salada continued, she realized that her mama was a little obsessed with her father when they were growing up…

'I wish it was just a two-man team with me and Sasuke. Naruto is so annoying.’

Salada adjusted her glasses and grinned evilly. Maybe she could get some dirt on Bolt’s dad that she could use for a later time…

She skipped forward in the journal, the pages became grittier and dirtier in this section, as if carried and used on a journey.

'Naruto saved my life today. Maybe he isn’t such an annoyance after all.’

Salada cocked her head to the side, curious as to why there was so much mention of the newly appointed Hokage in her mother’s diary when the beginning of it was littered with 'Uchiha Sakura loves Uchiha Sasuke forever’. She flipped another couple pages.

'Sasuke is gone. I feel terrible I couldn’t stop him. Naruto promised me that he would bring him back. I don’t know what I would do without him–’

Flip. Flip. Flip.

'Naruto scared me today. He turned into a strange creature and had no control over himself. I need to find a way to help him–’

Flip. Flip.

'He saved me again. Saved all of us. He would gladly sacrifice his life for any one of his friends, but I will become stronger so he never has to make that choice– ’

Flip.

'The war is over. Sasuke is gone. And Naruto has saved me from myself–’

The pages were becoming wavy, the ink smudged and enlarged into circular, water damaged patterns. These were the pages that her mother must have read and reread countless times.

'I think I am in love with Naruto–’

Salada’s eyes widen in response.

She had always wondered why she acted strangely around that guy…

’–don’t deserve him–’

Salada made slow, thoughtful turnings of the pages at this point as she connected several important dots.

'I am pregnant–’

'I named him Shinachiku. Never forget you have a son–’

’– hope he will be fine in Suna–’

’– one day, I hope to meet him–’

'I don’t deserve such a beautiful gift–’

’– isolated myself with my lies–’

’– no one to turn to–’

The young kunoichi never outwardly showed many emotions; she was much like her father… however, reading her mother’s most private thoughts made her pity her mother, whom she had considered the strongest, most stubborn woman in the village.

She also felt betrayed.

How could her mother not have told her about an event of such importance as this? An older brother is a HUGE deal, even if he had a different father…

In retaliation, she had given her mother the silver bracelet for her birthday, watching carefully to see her reaction.

Surely enough, her gift startled the older woman, and as soon as she left the room, her mom had started to cry. Her sobbing mother immediately went to her desk and flung open her pink journal.

Salada felt vindicated for a few moments as she watched her mother scribble a few words on the worn pages…

Sakura then went to answer the door, and while she was distracted, Salada slipped into her study, flipping open the pink book to see what was written.

What she read chilled her to the bone.

'I am a monster.’

'Nobody can help me.’

Then, she just felt like a terrible, spiteful person…

Salada’s eyes narrowed at Shinachiku, still unsure as to how she felt about his presence. 

Her eyes then fell upon her mother who was looking ashamed and guilty, her emerald eyes downcast and full of tears. In her mind echoed the words of the journal:

'I am a monster.’

'Nobody can help me.’

“You’re a scumbag, Dad. The worst kind of scumbag in the universe.”

Naruto was so heart broken that his mouth moved to try to convey his love for his son, but no coherent sentences came out. 

“Pl…ease… Bol…t… give me a chance t…o… explain…” He breathed out desperately, his emotions getting the best of him once more.

“F*ck off, Dad.” Bolt replies simply, stuffing his hands in his pockets and turning to leave.

Naruto steps forward and grabs Bolt’s arms angrily, ready to reprimand him, but  he was stopped by a pair of arms that wrapped protectively around the whiskered boy.

Hinata suddenly steps in between the two Uzumaki males, and stares blankly at Naruto with her clear eyes.

“You lied to me.” She says simply to Naruto, the air being stolen once more from his lungs in realization of her words. 

“Honey, I can explain everything… I-I didn’t know anything before– ”

“Don’t touch my son.”

Hinata suddenly turned to look murderously at Sakura.

“And you… I thought you were my friend…" 

With an agitated sneer, she growled and grabbed Bolt, pulling him behind her as she moved swiftly away from her flustered husband.

Naruto follows his angry wife out into the corridor, leaving the room silent.

This was the only time in his life that Shinachiku wished that he was back in Suna.

He didn’t know exactly what was going on, but he did know that most of the problems and hurt were caused by him. He was saddened as he realized that if he stayed in Suna, no matter how miserable he would have been, these seemingly good people and their families would be living their lives free of the complications that his arrival in Konoha had brought.

"I’m so sorry. Maybe I shouldn’t have come…”

The young sand-nin bows his head respectfully towards his birth mother and turns to leave.

“W-where are you going!?” Sakura says, her voice shaking with fear.

“I’m going back to Sunagakure. I don’t belong here.” Shina replies, checking the hallway to find that his father and his family were gone.

His mother’s pale face sunk into her hands.

“I’m so sorry… everything is my fault…”

Before he could witness anymore heartbreak on his account, Shinachiku walks through the threshold of the door… and stops.

He looked down to see the little girl with the glasses hugging his midsection tightly.

“Don’t go.”

Shina’s heart thumped in his chest and his body started to burn from the inside out as his little sister mustered all of the strength she had to keep him from disappearing from their sight.

Salada had to find some way to make him stay. She hugged his waist as tightly as she could to prevent him from leaving.

'I am a monster.’

The words from the journal haunted her. 

'I am a monster.’

Sure, her mother embarrassed her most of the time with her loud mouth and crazy parenting antics, but she didn’t deserve to think that she was a monster. 

Salada believed that after all that her mother had been through, and was going through, the thing that she deserved most was to find peace.

The bespectacled girl was sure that if Shinachiku left, that wretched pink journal would open once more and be filled with horrible things. She didn’t want those horrible things to drag her mom to a place where she could no longer be with her…

If she could somehow convince her new found elder brother to stay, she hoped that he could help heal her mother.

Their mother.

“Big brother… Shinachiku-niisan… please… please stay in Konoha.”

- The end of chapter 12.

–Story by ODG

(If you think the characters in this story are terrible people, you are right. I have written them into the people I thought Kishimoto had twisted them into with 699 and 700. Please do not complain or rant about how I have written them. :) I am free to write them in the way I choose.)

ODG Fanfics here or here.

I know I wasn’t supposed to write for three weeks, but I don’t like feeling oppressed by haters even more than preparing for school. I’ll take a break laters. :’) 

Captain Swan Vows (Based off of things they have ever said to one another)
  • Killian: Emma, when I met you.. I was hoping it would be you. You were afraid to open up, to reveal yourself. I asked you to try something new: trust. After you left me up there, I swore I was done with you. But then at Lake Nostos, I saw the power in you. The strength and determination you had to get back to Henry. You reminded me that I could be a part of something instead of going through life alone. I thought I just fancied you when you weren't yelling at me, but after we kissed, I knew that I could finally let go of my first love, Milah. I vowed that I would win your heart, not because of any trickery but because you would want me, too. We were torn apart by another curse and I promised you that a day wouldn't go by that I wouldn't think of you. That year was the most agonizingly painful years of my long life. I tried to go back to my old ways but nothing good ever comes from trying to go back to the past. I was so relieved when I came back for you in New York but disheartened that I couldn't restore your memories with true loves kiss. You didn't believe me when I said I knew you better than you knew yourself, and I will reassure you of that for the rest of my life. You experienced another heartbreak with that monkey-man, and I was content to hear that your heart still worked. You risked your magic to save my life and I am eternally grateful. I will follow you to the end of the world and time and I will always remind you to enjoy the quiet moments. I'm a survivor and I promise that you will never lose me. I will always encourage you to embrace every single part of you, including your magic. I've yet to see you fail at anything you ever do and I will be by your side through it all. You helped me realize that a villain can become a hero, and I will work to be the best man I can possibly be for you. Thank you for pulling me towards the light when I wavered and succumbed to the darkness. You are my princess. You are my future. You are my happy ending. You saved me. I love you.
  • Emma: Killian, when we met, I put a knife to your throat. I didn't trust you and I swore I wasn't going to take my eyes off of you for a second. You pushed my buttons and you tried to take down my walls, but I pushed back and I left you up on that beanstalk, not taking a risk that I was wrong about you. At first you were just a pirate who had a thing for me and my main concern was getting home to my son. You were nothing more than somebody who had information about the villains. Over time I realized, we understand each other. We were both people who would look out for themselves and never let anybody hurt them. I saw that you could make the decision to go on alone or be a part of something. I was stunned when you came back to help but I was still unsure on how I felt about you. You knew Neverland better than anybody else so I followed your lead. You wanted to know who I was and I pushed you away. You tried to bond with me and I pushed you away again and again. Even after I kissed you, I kept running. Aside from my parents and son, nobody has ever believed in me as much as you have. You always believed I would succeed and you were very confident that you would win my heart. You confessed that I was your new chance at love in front of my family. I was touched to hear that you wouldn't stop thinking about me while a curse separated us. In New York, I thought you were a crazy man stalking me. I had you arrested but you kept persisting. Eventually I gave in and my memories were brought back and we came back to Storybrooke. I was surprised to hear you were glad my heart was broken but hearing you say that you were so happy it still worked, that made me run again. I kept running from you and from accepting this place as my home. When I almost lost you I couldn't handle it. I needed you to come back to me, even if that meant losing my magic. I didn't want to stay because staying meant accepting how I felt and that was too hard. It took a trip to the past, picking a partner who knows what he's doing, watching my parents fall in love, and finding out that you gave up your ship for me, for me to finally accept how I felt for you. You brought me home.You constantly remind me to enjoy the quiet moments and you believe in me and my magic more than I do. You're as prone to danger and wanting to be the hero as I am. I've lost everybody I've ever been with and you swore to me I will never lose you. I almost did a few times but you reminded me that you're a survivor and you're here to stay. You're able to take me away from the messes of Storybrooke and make me forget that it was under siege by an evil Snow Queen. *laugh* You bonded with my son and cared for him like he was your own. After such a long time of pushing you away, I finally let you in and showed you who I was and what I went through. You know me better than I know myself and I understand you better than you do yourself. I know how you kiss and I know when something is wrong. You have worked so hard to become a better man and you have become one. You definitely have a mark in the hero column and you have worked so hard to keep adding marks. I will always pull you away from the darkness and thank you for sacrificing yourself so many times for me and my loved ones. Thank you for being someone who I don't have to keep my armor up with. Who you are now and will be is not who you were. I know you struggle with that but I will always choose to see the best in you.
  • Killian: And I with you
  • Emma: You are my future and my happiness. I will always find you.
  • Killian: I love you.
  • Emma: This is most definitely not a one time thing.
  • Killian: As you wish
  • Emma: I love you
  • Killian: And this is true love.

                       Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård 

                                                     [August 25, 1976]

Oh, Alex. There’s so many things I could say about him. It was love at first sight for me when he graced us with his presence on True Blood. I just had to know who this guy was! Unbeknownst to me, I had seen him much earlier in Zoolander, and Good Will Hunting (which his dad is in) happened to be a favorite of mine for years. There were signs early on! lol. This may sound cheesy, but I mean it when I say I’m so glad he has become such a huge part of my life. He has no idea how much of an impact he has made. He has helped me get through some rough times over years. I say this all the time, but it’s true. I wish I could have the chance to tell him that. I mean, you just can’t help but smile or laugh when you watch an interview with this guy. He’s such a goofball, and he’s so adorable at it. It gave me something to look forward to when he had a new project coming out, new True Blood episodes, new photos and interviews. I dived right into the Alex fandom on here, and I have gotten to know some awesome people who share the same love for this guy as I do. It’s always so much fun obsessing over the latest news and photos with you guys! Whenever I have a bad day, I get on here and whenever a photo pops up on my dash I forget about the other stuff for awhile. Alex has something about him that you just can’t help but love. His laugh and smile is infectious. I love his goofy sense of humor. He’s so talented and his ability to portray such strong emotion with just a single look is astounding to me. I love and admire his passion for everything he does. He gives it his all, and really puts his heart and soul into it. His love for his country and for his family is one of the many, many things I adore about him. He never ceases to amaze me. And those good looks? He may not see it, but there’s no denying how incredibly good looking he is. He’s both adorable and sexy. While I don’t know him, I truly believe he has a kind soul, and that he’s sweet and caring. You never hear a bad story from a fan who has met him, or anyone who has worked with him. They always have such nice things to say. I hope to one day have the opportunity to experience all of that for myself, and thank him for everything. It’s been such a pleasure being an Alex fan, and I look forward to another amazing year!

Finally, HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU ADORABLE GOOFBALL!