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WELP. Seems we’re here again.

Gotta celebrate. Took me a damn long time last time, but I’m doing it again.

I’ll write a tie-in, sequel, or new chapter to any one of my (TAU) fics. And YOU get to decide which!  Just look through my archive, including my two one-shot collections, decide which work you want more of, and send me an ask or similar with your vote. If you really can’t decide, you’re allowed to vote for several works, but only one vote per work, and keep in mind that if none of them get more votes than any others, I’ll just go for the first vote I get.

Thank you guys so much for enjoying my weird stuff.

Headcanon involving Mother-Figures in Emma’s Life (or lack thereof):

This headcanon spawned from my rewatching Season 1, Episode 6 of Bates Motel.

THE MOMENT NORMA TELLS EMMA THAT SHE DESERVES SO MUCH BETTER THAN A MOTHER WHO LEFT BECAUSE SHE COULDN’T HANDLE THE STRESS THAT COMES WITH RAISING A CHILD WITH CF MELTS MY HEART. 

The look of pure adoration that Emma holds in her gaze when Norma actually says something motherly towards her–something that Emma has only seen in movies and fantasized about up to this point–speaks volumes. This girl has been raised by the world’s best dad and she loves him so much and appreciates him, the fact that she still wishes she had a mother in her life makes her feel guilty because she feels as if she isn’t appreciating her father enough. It’s just something that Emma is constantly surrounded by, reminders of mother’s being with daughter’s and teaching them wisdom and going and spending time with them, is always around her no matter where she goes. 

It’s in literature she reads and in podcasts she listens to. For gosh sake, this girl had to have the period talk with her father, when every classroom teaches girls to talk to their mothers about feminine products and things like that. She’s raised herself to be strong and remember that her mother wasn’t worth all of the pain that she feels, yet she can’t stop herself from feeling it. She has to fantasize what her mother was like because she can only truly remember the bad moments. The moments leading up to her mother leaving. She has to come up with the perfect mother in her mind and then put it to the back of her mind and give all the love she can to the parent that has given everything for her health.

I want to talk about how Emma has not only found someone to call her (close to only) friend in White Pine Bay, thanks to the Bates family moving into town, but she finds someone who only looked at her with sympathy once, and then treated her like a normal person. Treated her like she was her own daughter, and Emma completely melted. She fell under Norma’s spell and unspoken promise of filling the void Emma’s mother left in her heart in ways that no other woman could. This is the reason why Norma’s manipulation works so easily on Emma.

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“A game of chess, where France is Queen and Kingless”

”Enough. Hamilton is right”

“But sir, do we not fight for freedom?“