So the CS wedding is finally happening .. I binged watched OUAT before S6 so I didn't get to spend much time in the fandom so I thought it'll be fun to relive CS moments with CSers who were there from the start! When/how/why did you know that CS was the ship for you? What are your top three romantic CS scenes? What are you top three angsty CS scenes? What are your top 3 CS kisses? What is your most memorable CS related fandom moment? What is one thing you would still like to see happen with CS?
Aww this is so cool! I wasn’t in fandom from the start, but I did watch from the beginning, and honestly - the moment they climbed that beanstalk together and Hook was like “I was hoping it’d be you” while Emma glared at him like “I’m watching you and it’s not because you’re handsome, you idiot”. I didn’t get invested in the sense of “I want this to be canon” because I figured there was a good chance they wouldn’t go there in canon, but yeah, it ticked all the boxes for me from the beginning.
Top 3 romantic moments:
The ice wall. Killian’s desperation to get through to Emma, and then afterwards that soft moment in the loft where he looked after her and she let him.
When Killian talked to Emma about her parents and encouraged her to make things right with them. It might not be grand romance, but I love that quiet sort of support and the way they both genuinely want what’s best for the other, and Killian knows how important family is to Emma and wanted to help her keeps hers.
That scene. You know the one. We all know the one. “You traded your ship for me?” “Aye.” And she finally let herself believe in him and they kissed and it was magical and we all cried.
Top 3 angsty moments:
When his lips were cursed and she held his hook and afterwards he wanted to reach for her but he couldn’t and she finally flirted with him and he couldn’t and there were many tears, most of them mine.
When Rumple took Killian’s heart and he couldn’t save her, couldn’t tell her what was wrong, couldn’t do anything except wait and pray.
Every secret furtive look in Neverland when he didn’t think anyone would ever really trust and accept him and she didn’t think anyone would ever really love her and mean it, and they were both battling their own demons as the lost boy and lost girl that they were, and at the same time neither of them could quite help hoping because hope, like darkness, is a funny thing; it creeps up on you.
Top 3 CS kisses:
Okay I’m switching to gifs on this one.
[x] It’s just so sweet and casual and this is clearly something they do all the time now, because they’ve gone from “why don’t you try enchanting the lips of someone I’ll actually kiss” to this, this situation where they meet in the mornings just so they can spend a few minutes together on their way to work. And yes. I love it.
He goes from “damn it Swan I said be gentle” to “holy crap I can feel again” and you can watch the change come over him, like the full blast of his feelings for her just hits him all at once and he can’t help it, he has to kiss her and back her up against the wall and kiss her some more and then it turns all soft and smile-y and just. Yes.
[x] Do I really need to explain why I love this kiss? I love this kiss. I love this whole moment. They’re finally together. He’s finally proven himself a man of honour and she’s finally letting herself believe it and they’re both a little incredulous that the other believes in them and wants to give them a chance, and a little scared, and a lot happy, and it’s the perfect moment and the perfect kiss for that moment and I love it.
Most memorable CS fandom moment
I’m gonna say the lead-up to their date. Like. They were going on an actual date because they were in an actual relationship and Emma was not running and Killian was not hesitating and there were headcanons and spec fics and it was glorious. Actually, all of the speculation and headcanons and things during season 4, especially 4a, were glorious.
One thing I’d still like to see happen:
I want to see them fight together as a married couple that bickers and snarks at each other while kicking ass in perfect unison. Give me Emma blasting someone with magic and Killian catching and dispatching them with his sword. Give me all the flirty banter - “Getting a little slow in your old age, pirate?” “You weren’t complaining last night, love.” Give me blind trust in action, that perfect kind of teamwork that you get when two people just know each other. I know it won’t happen in canon but ohhh I want it.
Okay so, this is officially my first digital piece- kinda besides crappy first tries ages ago. I did all the line work on paper because I can’t figure out how to do so on my app without screwing up! Haha, anyways to the important bits!
So this little kylux piece is based on the first chapter of Here Comes Your Man by @hollyhark. I love this fic for many reasons, and that like tender first scene after they do it is pretty much amazing and sweet. I had to draw the armbands because I love the concept and have always liked wearing bands on my arms over my nonexistent muscles lol. I added the smoke after, to kind of represent the way even then on their first night things are already going up in smoke (The heavy fire theme throughout the story is also something I love about it) I’m not that great at much of anything digital art related yet so bear with me! I know the shading on the sheets and pillows is kind of awkward. :/ I hope this is okay to look at, I’m not sure how great it really is haha, but I hope some people enjoy it! <3 Thanks for the inspiration Holly! <3
I just saw your 'Jack Posts' and can I just say thanks! I say way too much shade on Jack and it's so nice to see someone explain why he's so interesting!
Thanks! Tbh I’m not a fan of how the fandom handles both him and Bitty in general. There’s so. much. fluff out there that takes away their characters flaws and shortcomings in favor of something so positive that after a while I (personally) don’t see the point?
He’s a really good character. He’s gruff yet calm. He’s stubborn af but v intelligent. He’s a formerly fat boy who’s now a thick hockey player (which I love because he’s a guy who doesn’t want to take up space but he’s always thrown into center stage and he DOES take up space). I absolutely love scenes where he’s eating while chirping someone or laying down shit calmly for comedic effect. It’s just so real?
I talk about it some in one of my fics, but he’s constantly negotiating fact from fiction. And I wish more people would explore his relationship to various media (not just THE MEDIA
™). Stuff like what inspires him in his photography, what kinds of films does he enjoy (don’t just say documentaries, there are a million and one topics and subgenres within that), more about how he loves alt rock and country and not just “dad rock”. More about how his parents were while raising him and how he is with his mom.
And yea, I wish more people would actually talk about the overdose. I know for some people it really squicks them that people water down Bitty coming out because it takes away his relatability. I feel the same way about Jack’s back story. I want stories about him slipping, stories where he struggles again at some point and has to recenter himself. I would LOVE stories about his freshman year of college when it was just him and Shitty as the “losers”.
((I write this as I listen to “Constant Headache” by Joyce Manor on repeat because it’s such a Jack song))
So yea, I’m glad you liked the top layer of the post!
The hot kitchen make out scene and the reaction from the fandom is reminding me of the CS first kiss sneak peak release when we all lost our fucking minds. And now we are losing our fucking minds again thanks to neck nuzzles, and pancakes and hot kisses up against a table, I mean…it’s like old times and I am loving it so much!!
please anonymize if you publish this, if you wouldn’t mind- will Hunger Pangs: no explicit sex edition also not have kink / have much less kink, or do your characters do a lot of nonsexual kink stuff that’d still be in Hunger Pangs: No Explicit Sex Edition?
Okay, so, the way I have the non-sex version of Hunger Pangs mapped out at the moment, is that the power play dynamics of the characters remain and are not necessarily about sex. The sexual sub/dom play in the erotica manuscript tends to range from very intense to very soft, warm scenes, and for the non sex version of the book, I’ve taken the soft scenes and amplified that aspect of them.
Nathan has a very strong, warm personality, very sure, very calming, very much the Big Spoon and a huge part of his personality is his love of taking care of people. It’s just his thing. He gets a far bigger emotional happy from taking care of people than anything else that might interest him, and Vlad needs a lot of kindness, he’s needs that warmth and reassurance.
So there will be scenes, that are devoid of sexual interaction, but where Vlad is perhaps being a little needy, a little clingy, and quite a bit anxious, and Nathan just lifts the anxiety away with a lot of soothing, verbal and physical. Similarly with Ursula who tends to be a little harsher, there’s a lot of playful verbal needling followed by her own kind of aftercare which differs from Nathan’s, but is still caring and tactile in terms of physical displays of affection. The lack of portrayed sex doesn’t negate their personalities, and I’m keen to keep that, but not if it will alienate people, so while those scenes are in there, they are not as frequent as they are in the full on erotica version.
When the non sex version is ready to go to print, I will be looking for entirely different beta readers to go over it with me, so I can do this as best as I can to my meager abilities. So far the comments I have had regarding such scenes from a few ace/non smut interested friends have been along the lines of it’s nice/warm/fuzzy/very clearly not about sex and just a nice level of emotional intimacy. But we will see where we end up with a full manuscript and beta.
do you think the animators will add some extra stuff to eremika confession scene like what they did to nanaba's death scene .tbh i wish they would add a hug or something
eh nothing that extra hopefully tbh like I love eremika to death, but I’m against the anime taking huge steps like this, it will not make me happy and it will get more backlash than anything and before worrying about the fandom backlash, I would very much like to have that scene in the manga with the right build up
chapter 50 is literally perfect as it is and I want to enjoy it without any problems if possible
I do hope for a better closure after the chapter though, so an additional little conversation would be awesome <3 also I’m all for animating the scenes that we know for sure actually happened off panels, like Eren carrying Mikasa from the horse to the medics, we only got the scene where that scout is telling Eren to lay her down gently I mean, DID HE CARRY HER BRIDAL STYLE ??? asqssfds
or a scene where Eren is keeping an eye an taking care of Mikasa while she was sick, because we know that too happened for a fact
see now that’s the kind of content that I want and will not feel guilty for getting because it’s very canon compliant
An R&B ballad track that brings the sound of vintage piano and lyrical orchestra melody together in perfect harmony.
During the moment of parting, you feel the loneliest. I wanted to paint a scene so lonely that it’s a classic. So the lyrics are really sorrowful. I wrote the lyrics hoping that many people can relate to them, so I hope this song will receive lots of love too.
About the MV
Kim Soohyun starred in the MV. You guys thought it would be released today (21 April) right~? /posing with hand on hip/
If we released it today with the MV for the title song, there would be too many things to watch.. because there would be too much ‘tteokbap’ (slang for hot topic/issue), I decided to modify the schedule.
Fan: You’re witty!
So I wanted to release it at a time when you can watch it calmly. Can I announce when it’ll be released? (asking the staff)
I’ll just go ahead and announce it. The Ending Scene MV will be released at midnight KST between Sunday and Monday.
It’s a really sad song, but the MV turned out to be really interesting. It became a really interesting MV. It was more challenging to film than Palette and longer as well, so it was more tiring to film. You guys won’t sleep and will stay awake on Sunday at midnight to watch it right?
I’ve prepared gifts for Ending Scene as well. I thought hard about the keyword ‘scene’. ‘Ending scene’ kept repeating itself in my mind as a keyword when I worked on this song. The MV explains that part well and because of that, I’ve prepared two movie tickets! Originally, this song was to be titled ‘Ending Scene’, but we changed it to 이런 엔딩 (An Ending Like This) instead.
(Live ONE Comeback Showcase)
(MC: Kim Soo Hyun featured in your ‘Ending Scene’ MV. How did that happen?) We got closer through the dramas we filmed together. Although ‘Ending Scene’ isn’t a title song nor a pre-release track, I thought it would be great if we could have an MV for it. That’s because I had an image in mind as I wrote the lyrics. I thought of the ending scene of a movie, so I felt that if it was filmed into an MV, the fans listening to the song would be able to better appreciate the song. I felt that selecting the male actor was quite important, so I contacted him and luckily, KSH’s schedule matched mine. (MC: You called him personally?) Yes, we talk on the phone or via Kakaotalk.
Tom Keen Week Day 3: Favorite Mother/Son Moment…What are you gonna do? Shoot your own son?
An unconventional pick, this was almost my heartbreaking moment but I loved the interaction so much that I chose it as favorite scene. It was raw and cold and Ryan and Famke brought it. She was conflicted but cold enough to still beat her own son if it meant getting what she thought was necessary. And his face of being conflicted and hurt through all of this charged the scene with a lot of emotion along with the action. His changed of expression right before he twists the gun from being pointed at his head is amazing.
So for my nanowrimo project I pictured the main character to have darker skin. It's fantasy and in this world race isn't a real factor in anything. I know if I leave it unsaid the default will be white. My question is how do I draw attention to a detail like this when it doesn't have much impact on the plot or themes of the story. It's told in first person so I find it hard to incorporate naturally. Actually how to I describe main character image at all in first person?
Hi there, love! Thanks for messaging :) Congrats on taking on NaNoWriMo, too. I wish you much luck and 50,000 words!
So, describing first-person appearance has always been a common writing struggle. That’s the sole reason we get all those horrible scenes where the protagonist looks at themselves in the mirror, just now noticing their deep, hazel eyes and perfect complexion. That’s not believable, and nobody thinks it’s clever. It’s just easy, so it’s the solution people stick with. But I have a few ideas for you.
First, I’d remind you that in clarifying the race of a character, skin color is not the only factor to consider. Hair texture, bone structure, and eye color are also key racial characteristics. You’ve stated that your race is set in a fantasy world, so it doesn’t necessarily match up with real-world races – so figure out what characteristics this race has (beyond just dark skin) and incorporate this into your description. It will also help to create other (even minor) characters of this race, to help solidify the concept of the race in readers’ minds.
Okay. With that out of the way, I’ll get back to my main point: how to describe your protagonist’s race and appearance. Some options:
Just let them say it, early on. First chapter, boom: “The pink shirt contrasts against my brown skin.” “I look back toward the sound, black braids spilling over my shoulder.” Or something to that effect. Your character isn’t nervous or surprised about their race. They’ve been black their whole life. So be bold with it, and incorporate it fairly often into the description, just because it takes a little bludgeoning to make sure readers aren’t defaulting white.
Give your protagonist a reason to be aware of certain traits. Perhaps meeting someone new, receiving a compliment, or just getting ready in the morning – give them some purpose behind analyzing their hair, skin, or other features. Maybe they’re getting into bed and they pull their thick curls into a ponytail; maybe they’re out at lunch and some of their braids are unraveling and it’s really pissing them off. Whatever opportunities you can find early on, and continually throughout the story, will help remind your readers who exactly they’re looking at.
Have the character compare themselves to another person. When we look at a new face, the traits that stick out to us are often the least familiar ones – for instance, I’m fairly short and have a long nose, so someone who’s really tall or has a tiny nose is going to stand out to me, because it’s not something I see in the mirror every day. When describing a secondary character, consider the traits your POV character will notice. Use phrases like, “much tallerthan I,” “hair unbelievably curly,” “eyes a shade of blue I’d never seen,” to emphasize such features.
Remember that race is a part of your character’s identity. Let them be aware of it! Even if your race is fictional, race is more than an appearance – it’s a culture, a background. At least one of their parents shares their race; they’re not the only black person they know. This fictional race has its own history and its own name. You only have to go as far into it as you want, but if you really want to assert a protagonist of color, it helps to add some information to their race.
Remember to describe white characters’ skin, too. If you really want to keep from “normalizing” white skin, don’t let it slip under the radar. If you take note of POC skin, also take note of white skin. Don’t let Character A be the girl with golden brown skin and Character B just be… the girl. You don’t have to go into detail with minor characters, of course, but that’s a good rule of thumb for characters who have more than one scene.
That’s my basic advice, but I’m not a person of color, so this is only the perspective of a white person who reads up. Of course, if any of my followers disagree with what I’ve said, be sure to let me know and I’ll correct any bad information.
I hope this helps you, anon! If you have any more questions, my inbox is always open :) Happy writing!
beacause it made me understand just how deep did Agni love Soma, and I’m not talking about “oh they love each other so much I ship them” because what Agni felt went beyond that: Agni loved Soma like a father would love his child, always trying to protect him and to help him choose the right thing but at the same time he loved him just like a child would love one of his parents, Soma was the person he admired the most, he kind of wanted to be like him cause Soma was the example everyone should follow, always ready to try and make other people happy with his smile and cheerfulness.
I’m so sad he died and I’m afraid about how this will impact Soma’s character in the future
Everybody is flipping over the ooc making out scene but what if Even is going through some bipolar stuff and Isak is trying to go along with it or distract him from it...
I’m not sure if I’m the right person to say anything about this because I’m not to familar with bipolar in general. But what I can say is that I don’t see anything OOC with the making out scene. They are young, in love and have just moved in together. So that for me wasn’t OOC at all. More like Isak has grown so much and isn’t scared of showing that he is in a relationship with Even.