once upon a time there was an attempt

she-shakes-the-pine  asked:

Do you know the real story of Pocahontas ? If you did I'm sure you would want to remove her from every post including her, its ironic and contradicting that you are advocating for women of colour while also promoting colonialism

Okay this message is super patronizing but I’m going to answer it openly and honestly.

Yes, of course we all know the real story of Pocahontas. We’ve talked about it numerous times, reblogged critiques of it and had open discussions with followers about it. Our focus on this blog is looking critically at Disney films while also celebrating the film characters for what they are and the effect they have on people. We’ve also openly stated that the film should remain a one time mistake—that Disney should learn from it, and that they should leave it in the past and not attempt to drag it into the future with the this trend of live action remakes and shows like Once Upon a Time

THAT BEING SAID, I was an NDN girl growing up in the 90s with literally no access to natives in pop culture beyond the toxic portrayals in old westerns and whatever my dad could find in bookstores and video rental stores in a time before the Internet made it possible to find things instantaneously. When Pocahontas came out, I freaked out. I remember my dad freaking out. He took me opening weekend to the theater to see it. He was so excited that, at last, there was a mainstream native american character he could show me. And she was strong and she was brave and she was beautiful and she was resilient. And she meant a lot to me growing up.

But I was also lucky enough to not only have a father that knew his history, but to be surrounded by family on our reservation who were hell bent on my cousins and I learning, from a young age, Indigenous history. And it’s something I continued into my education. I took 6 semesters of Indigenous History courses so I’d say I have a better grasp than most people on the subject.

But that’s why this blog exists–to educate and inform, to highlight both the good and the bad effects of not just Pocahontas, but all the characters of color in Disney’s history. And frankly, if we banished every character because of the way their white creators mishandled them–either through ignorance or indifference–we’d be left with nothing and nobody to talk about.

Russell Means, one of the most prolific and important indigenous civil rights revolutionaries, was an actor in the film. He thought that the overall effects of the film outweighed the historical inaccuracies, as long as those inaccuracies were talked about. He said,

It’s so revolutionary, it shocked me when they showed it to me. The first thing that shocked me was the truth. The Eurocentric males are admitting why they came here–to kill Indians and to rob and pillage. That’s never been done before. This is also the first time, other than on “Northern Exposure,” that a human face has been put on an Indian female. Here’s this young woman who’s wiser than her father or any man in the village, and she causes peace to reign. It’s beautiful. (x)

So do I have conflicting feelings about the film? Absolutely I do. As I’m sure everyone reading this blog does. And we’re never gonna shove the movie down anybody’s throats or yell at them for not watching it. People are allowed to have their own feelings about stuff. And as long as people acknowledge the truth behind the movie and not try to divorce it from the real history, I don’t have a problem with someone loving the movie.

This blog focuses primarily on how pop culture and media representation affects children, for better or worse. And the fact remains that not only is this movie already a step above most Hollywood depictions of Natives in that the Natives are actually played by Natives, but it remains the ONLY source of indigenous representation that is accessible to children. Bluntly, right now, it’s all we’ve got. If you don’t think that has some significance, that’s your opinion. 

So we’ll continue to showcase Pocahontas on this blog because to not to would be to erase her from Disney’s legacy–both the good parts and the bad.

-Lauren

The Shortest Meta I will ever write:

At the end of TAB, Sherlock talks to John about what he thinks their life would look like in the future. He goes to the window and he makes his Victorian mind palace change to present-day mind palace. We never see him leave the mind palace because all of series 4 is that projection, exactly as he said it would be. That’s why The Final Problem features John’s Victorian chair and flashes of The Waterfall scene.

The reason “TFP as John’s TAB” is an excellent reading with only a few minor holes is because Sherlock is trying to see himself through John’s eyes – he did that multiple times in TAB. The times we believe we’re getting John’s POV in series 4 is actually Sherlock taking it upon himself to attempt to empathize. That’s why they can both see Mary in TLD. That’s why the greenhouse scene concerning Irene happens twice – once through Sherlock’s POV, once through John’s. Sherlock and John have so much in common, this isn’t a new idea at all. They were mistaken for one another in TBB. They are two halves of the same whole. Series 4 doesn’t switch POVs, it’s Sherlock controlling both.

“I’m you, aren’t I?”

An open letter to recast owners

I’ve been debating with myself wether or not to post this because I’ve been away from the hobby and this ‘discourse’ for some time doing my own thing and generally trying to get my shit together but then someone had the bright idea of posting that delightful list and attempting to brand myself and some 700 people as bullies and stalkers. Not cool bro, not cool at all.

So this is my open letter to the recast owning community, particularly those like the admins of the above blog. I always welcome discourse, if you want to discuss any of this or any of my points then I more than welcome you to my inbox, it’s always open.


Greetings fellow doll lover,
The thing I really, really want to emphasise above all else is that we get it. We really do.
Who wouldn’t want something they’ve been wanting forever and a day for cheaper than usual? It’s only natural and we’re a generation (or two) of people who’ve been brought up to search for a bargain every chance we can. So we understand the temptation. But the issue of recasts vs supporting artists goes much deeper than just the price tag and that seems to be where the disconnect is, at least from what I’ve observed the last few years.

Allow me to make an analogy;
Imagine, if you will, that you’ve got yourself a job cleaning floors, be it for a bit of money on the side or your sole source of income.
You’ve got yourself all set up, you’ve bought the brooms, the dustpan, the garbage can and bags. Not to mention you bought all those cleaning chemicals which weren’t cheap at all. So you’ve come up with how much you charge your clients based on the cost of your equipment and you manage to squeeze in a little on top to cover your labour and time. You come up with what you consider a very fair price considering the time, effort and cost involved in your work. Sounds fair right?
Now imagine you’re cleaning a floor, you’ve done a good job, you could eat off that floor. Some guy comes along, tells you what a good job you’ve done and even picks up a piece of rubbish for you but the second your boss appears to pay you what you’re owed this other guy, we’ll call him Mr R quickly shows him the garbage can, telling your boss at length what a wonderful job has been done and he’ll only charge half of what you where asking for.
Oh! Well your boss loves that idea, a perfect floor for half the price! Who wouldn’t jump on that deal! So MR R leaves with the money, having done a tiny amount of work compared to you. You’re left out of pocket and with nothing to show for all that time and effort your poured into your work.
How would that make you feel? Maybe you could let it slide if it happened just once but imagine that Mr R keeps coming back, he’s got the money now to follow you to your next job and the one after that and so on after all.

I’m hoping it’s obvious where I’m going with this… on a simplified level that’s exactly what recasters do. They make money off the hard work, skill and all that time an artist pours into making dolls and deny those same artists potential sales by poaching customers with an artists own work. I don’t know about you but I’d find that so incredibly beyond galling if it were me in the artists shoes. And if your work is constantly being sold out from under you, why bother to continue?

That is the crux of why recasts are so harmful to the BJD world. Creating a BJD from scratch takes skill (something which might have entailed formal education and the debts that go with it), a hell of a lot of time and development and a lot of money sunk into it along the way for equipment and materials. Why should anyone sink all that into making dolls when someone else is going to come along, make the minimum amount of effort and make money off that artists hard work?
And if artists decide they’ve had enough and it’s just not worth their time to make dolls anymore then we ALL loose out. Even recast owners. Because what’s there going to be to recast if dolls aren’t being made in the first place?

There’s been many good posts made about the costs of producing dolls and I encourage and implore you to go look for them. Do some research on what’s involved in producing the dolls we all enjoy and you’ll come away informed and hopefully with a good sense of what it’s like for the artists who’s work we all covet.


So much of the narrative being used by blogs like bjdrecastpositive and the people behind them relies upon is attempting to paint anyone who disagrees with them as bullies and stalkers.  I can’t speak for all 700 people singled out on that list they complied but I know that I’ve never stalked anyone in my life (who even has the time or energy for that?) and I certainly don’t bully anyone. Being vocal and disagreeing with something someone posts publically is not bullying.
And once again I implore you to use your own common sense and take that list and posts like it for what it is; an attempt to shift focus away from the real issues at hand.
There’s some very impressive mental gymnastics going on (which we’ve seen before) comparing recast owners and their side of the ‘debate’ to the struggles of the black community or the LGBTQA community among others, not to mention all that intersectionality but and I really must emphasise this as hard as it may be to hear it; recasts owners are not the victims, they are not being persecuted or discriminated against. That isn’t what being disagreed with in a debate is. That isn’t what having your decision to buy a fake doll called into question is.
And a decision is exactly what recast ownership is, with the exception of course of the poor people who get scammed, it is a conscious decision to put luxury wants above all else, regardless of whom it hurts. How ever someone wants to justify it to themselves on no level does deciding to buy a fake doll and having that called into question compare to being persecuted for your skin colour or sexuality. And I honestly cannot believe that’s even something I have to explain. The mind boggles.

Like I said at the beginning. I get it, I really do. None of us are pretending to be perfect or to have never made questionable decisions but the point is that we are all capable of looking back on our decisions, realising it was a mistake and doing the right thing. Be that by changing our ways or by making amends. Even some of the big name doll companies have made such journeys, Dollzone started out as a recast company, they decided to change their ways and they’ve since flourished into what they are today, likewise Fairyland fucked up pretty big by copying the designs for their steampunk weapons a year or two back but they realised they’d messed up and made it right. We are all constantly growing and learning. It’s part of life and learning from our mistakes is a fundamental thing we all share.

All I’m asking with this letter is to encourage recast owners and supporters to simply put themselves in someone else’s shoes, to think about the implications of buying fake dolls and to have a good hard look at their decision to do so. There are so many alternatives, be it layaways or this awesome list of dolls under $300 that @bluekitsune put together. The alternatives are there, you just need to look for them.

Fake Stars (Klance fluff)

I wrote this cute little story a few days ago. It’s basically Lance and Keith bonding over family and it has some langst in it too. Enjoy!


Ocean eyes met the bright illusion of stars in the open space of the vacant bridge in the Castle of Lions. 

Lance wasn’t usually one for deep thoughts and life evaluations, but he simply couldn’t shake the simple question he had been asked by an inquisitive Pidge earlier in the day.

He had been dejectedly complaining about missing out on Earthly parties and other events that made home what it was, when the green paladin objected to his longing whines and caused his eyes to turn a different shade.

“What was so good about Earth anyways?”, she had asked. Lance knew Pidge hadn’t intended the plain question to be complex, or have any other effect on him other than getting him to cease his protesting. Despite that, he couldn’t help but allow the thought to linger in the back of his mind throughout the day’s meetings and practices.

Constantly Lance had yearned for his home of endless seas and crisp air, but whenever he claimed he desired the comfort of his planet of blue sky’s he utterly disregarded the stormy aspects of it.

Even though it had been his dream to be an astro-explorer, the Garrison destroyed him, in both physical and emotional ways. From the first five minutes of initiation Lance was treated like a weed in a garden of brightly colored roses.

 
Not good enough.
Not serious enough.
Not smart enough.


Both Lance and his parents had exhausted themselves for years, trying to salvage enough money for him to be able to afford to attend a prestigious school such as the Garrison. The day his acceptance letter arrived in his mailbox was known as the day Lance chipped a tooth from stubbornly presenting his incessant grin to the world.

It wasn’t that Lance hadn’t anticipated the all-around serious attitude of the Garrison, he was knowledgeable enough to understand the basic actuality that the space exploration program would not tolerate slacking off. However, what he hadn’t expected was the amount of pressure that every member of the Garrison would force onto his, at the time, naive shoulders.

Week after week after week, Lance would swallow his pride and face the fact that he lingered at the bottom of his class. No matter how many sleepless nights he had poured into his work, no advancements has been made; he was nothing more than a disappointment to himself, and to so many others.

What made his situation even worse was the fact that he had absolutely no friends before he came to know Hunk. Every student Lance encountered was a robot, hardwired for success and discovery. His class-clown routine didn’t impress anybody, and he wasn’t oblivious to the harsh side comments about how he would only last a week before the stress broke him.

Those comments haunted his mind and had driven him to throw every ounce of energy he had into making his dreams a reality. Sadly, the only reality he faced was the fact that the snide claims about Lance breaking, had inevitably come true.

The blue paladin was pulled from his reminiscing thoughts at the sharp sound of a bay door sliding open. Lance expected Coran or Allura to come strolling through the door, however he was met with a very solemn looking Keith, complete with his usual closed off stance and scrunched eyebrows.

The red paladin didn’t seem to notice him peering at him from the floor, though he did notice the display of stars that scattered the room. Lance arched his body and propped himself up on one elbow as his friend carried himself across the diameter of the room.

“Looking for somethin’?”, Lance asked, a carefree tone laced his words despite the somber thoughts that continued to subconsciously swirl around in his head.

Keith, who was circling himself as he stared at endless stars, pivoted his body and focused his sharp gaze on the blue paladin, a crease forming in his forehead. “What are you doing here?” His voice had a slight edge to it that brought Lance’s curiosity to life.

He scrunched his stomach muscles together in an attempt to sit all the way up. He locked eyes with Keith and arched a brow. “Can’t a guy just think for a while?” He cocked his head to the side, deepening his stare. “What about you, Hot Head? You trying to get away from that brooding cloud that follows you everywhere?”

The brief and mild expression Keith wore faded into annoyance the tick Lance started talking. He broke their eye contact and flickered his eyes to the floor. “Mind your own business.”

Lance frowned, which was something he didn’t do very often. Keith seemed…far away. He wasn’t snapping back like he usually would, and that fact threw Lance’s motives off. “Dude,” he called to his distant friend with a slight smile, and gestured for him to come closer by a tapping his right hand on the floor beside him.

Hesitantly, Keith crossed the bridge and lowered himself to the floor five feet away from Lance. His chin was tilted to the ceiling of the bridge and the stars that rotated the room at a still and comfortable pace. He sighed, “So, what are you thinking about?”

Lance, bittered by the space between him and his friend, scooted over until he and Keith were a mere one foot apart. He lied down and pressed his back to the floor, then grabbed the back of Keith’s crop jacket and pulled him down alongside him which induced a grunt from the distraught red paladin.

“Earth. My family…I miss them,” Lance said, admittedly. “To be honest, I hated my life at the Garrison. I wasn’t anything there, everyone was always better than me. You were always better than me. But even though I couldn’t amount to anything, I still had my mom and dad, and my siblings. I had home.” He paused, closing his eyes before quietly adding, “I don’t have that anymore.”

Keith scoffed beside Lance, which caused him to tilt his head see his expression. Amusement was splattered on his pale face, a small crease playing at the corner of his mouth. Keith spoke, “Don’t be an idiot. You still have a home, and don’t even think of saying you’ll never return to Earth because you know that isn’t true.” A melancholy sigh escaped from his lips, and his dark eyes grew to be half-lidded. “I never had a home, I was thrown away from my orphanage, and from my foster homes. Then, I was thrown out of the Garrison. The closest thing I have to family is Shiro and he’s…” His voice trailed off.

Lance knew how much Keith had been hurting since Shiro’s disappearance. The boy hadn’t spoken to anyone for days after he went missing. Shiro was everyone’s rock, and his absence brought nothing but devastation that knocked each team member off the rails in their own way.

“I don’t have anyone,” Keith finished, though he sounded distracted.

A pause erupted between the two of them. Lance wasn’t one for sentiment, and he had no idea what to say to someone who seemed so utterly lost.

“Well,” the blue paladin started with a slight shrug. “Let’s make our own family then, right here in space.” Lance didn’t expect his words to have any effect on Keith, and he was surprised to find his friend’s face turning a foreign, sickly color. It took a good minute before Lance came to the realization that Keith was flustered. His giggling response to the situation was immediate. Not once had he ever seen the dark and deadly red paladin turn into the rosy mess that he was now. Lance grabbed Keith’s forearm as an attempt to help calm him down, and their eyes met each other as a result.

“Are you blushing?”, Lance asked with a sly grin.

Keith’s reddish skin tone deepened as a scowl spread across his features. “I don’t blush.”

Lance chuckled once more. “Okay, tough man.”

Silence fell upon the foily pair for a second time. Serenity took over Lance’s mind. Maybe Keith wasn’t such a bad companion after all.

“Um, by the way,” the red paladin said after basking in the quiet for a few minutes. “That idea doesn’t sound so bad…you know, the family one.” His voice was strained and definitely conflicted, but everything he wanted to get across successfully found its way into his friend’s brain.

Lance’s hand lingered on Keith’s forearm gently, and suddenly he didn’t feel homesick anymore. The boys’ gaze drifted back up to the constellations that hung above them. Lance knew someone would come worriedly looking for them, but that knowledge didn’t stop him from desperately wishing that this infinite moment under millions of fake stars could stretch out into eons.

Once Upon a Time: Scoop on Wedding's Uninvited Guest, 'Epic' Final Battle

Talk about your wedding crasher.

This Sunday on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, bride-to-be Emma used the power of the song that had been inside her since before birth to thwart The Black Fairy’s first attempt at staging The Final Battle. Rumple’s mom, though, was down but far from out.

Instead, just as Emma and Hook exchanged vows (punctuated by a joyous duet-turned-group sing-along), The Black Fairy used the massive stash of fairy dust she had mined to unleash a new Dark Curse, one that snaked out of the clock tower and enveloped the wedding party and guests, as the episode came to a close.

“We’re well aware that we’ve done a curse ‘occasionally in the past,‘” Once co-creator Eddy Kitsis notes with a wink, “but this time we’re trying to do a little twist on it.”

That’s because this particular dark curse was born out the need for a Final Battle that lives up to its name, between the savior, Emma, and Great Evil aka The Black Fairy. As co-creator Adam Horowitz explains, “It was less about thinking of it as a curse and thinking about it as, ‘What is the Final Battle?’ We had a concept for what this Final Battle would be and we kind of worked backwards from that. That led to this curse that you saw hinted at.”

Given the none-more-black nature of this curse, “The usual tricks don’t work anymore” to undo it, Kitsis warns. As Ginnifer Goodwin shared after a press screening of the musical episode, “The breaking of the curse involves something far more dramatic than anything that’s ever broken a curse before. If it were to break! We could all just be blown into oblivion, and that’s just it.”

Elaborating a bit on what it might take to vanquish this threat, Goodwin said, “What broke the very first season’s curse was a kiss — very pure, unromantic true love expressed between mother and son. The love that it takes in the finale… I feel is categorically bigger.”

Setting the stage as it does for their TV daughter’s Final Battle, Josh Dallas avowed, “It’s going to be a showdown of epic proportions,” while Goodwin said that although the face-off geographically goes down in Storybrooke, “Emotionally, they are all over the map.”In addition to bringing to life the darkest of curses and accommodating The Final Battle, next Sunday’s two-hour finale also has the burden of giving closure to the characters and journeys that viewers have spent six seasons with, yet leave the door open juuuust enough to unfold a new tale — if the series gets renewed by Tuesday, May 16 (when ABC announces its schedule for the 2017-18 TV season), and knowing that a chunk of original cast won’t be returning in the fall.

“[The writers] found a magical way to make it go either way,” said Goodwin. “I mean, in classic Once Upon a Time style, there is a twist… and it serves all of the characters very well.”

Dallas realistically acknowledged, “You can’t please everybody. I think that some people will be happy and some people will be angry and upset.” But given that “each character gets something that the fans should be happy with, that each character deserves,” he added, “I think most people will be [happy].”

x

Perfect

This is based off of the song “Perfect” by Ed Sheehan, total Bughead song. Thanks anon!
*****

“What are you looking at dude?” Jughead sat up straighter on the blow up mattress as Archie gazed out the window, shaking his head and laughing

“She’s crazy.” The redhead nodded towards the Coopers back yard, Jughead hopped up joining his best friend by the window frame, an instant smile melting onto his features.

“Yeah she is.” He grinned, pulling his shoes on, still staring out the window as Archie made his way back to bed.

Betty Cooper was twirling around in her backyard, bare feet buried in the grass, bright pink toe nails poking out. The rain was falling in a soft mist, landing on her long blonde curls as they flew around her, her soft yellow sundress was stuck to her body as she flung her arms behind her and tilted her face to the sky, the sweetest smile he had ever seen was playing on her lips.

“I’m gonna..” The dark haired boy trailed off, nudging his shoulder towards the bedroom door as Archie raised an eyebrow

“Don’t be home too late young man.” Archie teased, his voice mockingly stern.

With a lazy wave of his hand Jughead was flying down the stairs, shoelaces still untied as he tripped through the front door and hopped the fence that separated The Andrews backyard from The Coopers. The gorgeous blonde was still spinning, an unfamiliar song playing on the speakers softly, he was content to just watch her for as long as humanly possible.

Betty’s eyes caught his as she turned, rose petal pink brushing across her cheeks, stopping she stood staring at her boyfriend and smiling, finally she reached her hands out and he walked towards her, dropping his hands to her waist as she wrung her arms around his neck, her body pressing against his.

“Hi.” She whispered, her rainforest green eyes drawing up to meet his own stormy blue ones.

“Hi.” He answered, brushing a damp strand of hair out of her face.

She pressed her face to his chest the pair swayed slowly to the soft song.

After a few moments Betty giggled
“I must look a mess.” She smoothed down her dress and self consciously tucked her hair behind her ears, attempting to pull away from him. He was quicker though, gripping her waist and pulling her tighter against him.

“You look perfect.”

Once upon a time Betty had hated that word, the negative connotation that came with it, the “but” that seemed to always accompany it, but with Jughead it was different. Her boyfriend had showed her that the definition of perfect was different to everyone and to him? That’s what she was.

The silence that followed was comfortable and Betty listened to the steady beating of Jugheads heart as he held her.

“I think I’ve loved you for as long as I can remember.”

Betty’s eyes snapped open at the sudden words from her normally emotionally closed off boyfriend. When she glanced up his face was the definition of calm, he was looking over her head, a peaceful smile on his lips as he continued.

“ we were just kids, I didn’t know what it was and it scared me so I let Archie take over, he knew what he wanted and I didn’t, but it’s always been you. Always will be.” He finally met her eyes, his fingers coming up to cup her chin.

“I don’t deserve you, you’re the strongest person I know. And maybe we’re just kids but we’ve fought through so much and we’ve made it out alive every time, I can’t give you up. Not for anything. You’re my future Betty Cooper.” His thumb stroked her jaw, raw emotion evident in his eyes

The tears spilled helplessly from Betty’s eyes as her fingers wrapped around Jughead wrist.
“Jughead Jones, I love you.”

Bringing her lips to Jugheads, she gripped his face as the pair continued to sway to the music, pink toenails and combat boots moving slowly.

Perfect.

Fabulous Olicity Fanfic Friday - June 2nd, 2017

Source: https://twitter.com/wonderwomanfire/status/636717346170740736

Happy Friday! So this is my attempt to both thank awesome fanfic writers for their amazing work and offer my recommendations to anyone who is interested. A special thank you this week to @thebookjumper for organizing the Olicity Hiatus Fic-a-Thon - it has inspired so many amazing stories! Here are the fantastic fanfic stories I read this week! They are posted in the order I read them.

Redemption multi-chapter by @vaelisamaza Oliver returns for being with the League after five - this story gets better and better - you should be reading this! http://archiveofourown.org/works/9107518/chapters/22278866

Olicity Head-Cannon Post 5x23 by @lydiasmartass - What happened after the island blew up http://lydiasmartass.tumblr.com/post/161045430659

I Don’t Think Anyone Could Ever Love (The Way I Love You) by @the-ships-to-rule-them-all - How Oliver finds his family again http://archiveofourown.org/works/11001732

Time for a Story multi-chapter by @smkkbert - This fic shows Olicity and their life as a (married) couple with family. Although Olicity (and their kids) are the protagonists, other characters of Arrow and Flash make appearances. http://archiveofourown.org/works/3912157/chapters/8757172

When I’m With You - How To Fall In Love multi-chapter by @sentence-fragments - ARROW AU - Felicity is a Merlyn. When she was only five years-old, her father dropped her off to live with the Queens. She had expected it to be a few days, but those days turned into weeks, into months and into years. This is the story of her friendship with Oliver, her struggle to find a purpose in life, and her life with an absent father. (Part 1 of the ‘When I’m WIth You’-Series) http://archiveofourown.org/works/1145338/chapters/2318809

Wavelength by @geneshaven - post 5x23 fic - so lovely! https://geneshaven.tumblr.com/post/161112012744/wavelength

Untitled by @machawicket - When the team arrives back from the island http://machawicket.tumblr.com/post/161112584452/i-dont-know-guys-i-find-the-cliffhanger

Under a Starry Sky by @juliesioux - This one shot picks up after the explosions on Lian Yu in Episode 5x23 but from Felicity’s perspective as she wakes up afterwards.She drifts between reality and dreams and remembers a night shared with Oliver under the stars one night before they returned to Star City in Season 3.5. It’s full of pain and confusion but it is all Felicity Smoak. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11012085

In Another Life (I Could be Your Man) multi-chapter by @angelicmisskitty - Their lives couldn’t be more different - and yet Oliver can’t take his eyes off the beautiful blonde woman that leaves the subway every morning at 7.43am. There is something about her that makes him look up every morning - something that also makes him aware he’ll never be good enough for her, or that she’d even notice him. He had no idea how much his life would change the day he rushed over to help her…Olicity AU - no Lian Yu, no saving the city (at least not in the way we know from Arrow :D ) LOVE LOVE, LOVE! http://archiveofourown.org/works/8944795/chapters/20475253

Return to Me multi-chapter by @diggo26 - What would you do if you woke up tomorrow with the last 5 years of your memories gone? After an unfortunate accident, Oliver Queen must figure out his place in a life he has no memory of whilst his wife, Felicity, does everything she can to support him. With emotions, secrets and relationships pushed to the limits; will love and friendship be enough to turn back the hands of time? http://archiveofourown.org/works/10536999/chapters/23265480

A Day in the Life multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Felicity Smoak is an MIT graduate and assistant to Oliver Queen.   Suddenly she is his pretend girlfriend and in the spotlight.  Oliver Queen needs a girlfriend to get rid of an obsessive former lover and to please his parents. Fluffy, funny, happiness! http://archiveofourown.org/works/9229205/chapters/20931281

Summer House multi-chapter by @laurabelle2930 - Oliver Queen has been missing for two years. On the eve of his 2nd anniversary the local paper with the families consent has decided to run a memorial article since one was never done when he first went missing. Sara Lance was assigned the story at first but know the paper’s hotshot reporter Felicity Smoak has been assigned the story. Felicity must now put her personal feelings aside as she searches for the truth to Oliver Queen’s disappearance. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10918641/chapters/24282099

What I Did On My Summer Vacation by @wherethereissmoak - William reads Felicity his vacation report for school on the summer after the Lian Yu incident, and she thinks it may need some editing for secret identity purposes. Little does she know that Oliver might have gotten to it first. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11021412

To Make You Feel My Love multi-chapter by @smkkbert - One year after the Gambit went down, the incredible happens: Oliver is found alive and brought back to Starling City. All he wants is getting back to Felicity and Madeleine. Though Felicity welcomes him back with her arms wide open, Oliver struggles to find his place in the family. It seems like his place – at least in Mae’s heart – is already taken. And it doesn’t help that it’s his best friend Tommy who seems to have taken it. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10904208/chapters/24242493

Once Upon a Dream multi-chapter @beemichelle7 - Oliver and Felicity are away on their road trip when unbeknownst to them Barry loses control after Iris is kidnapped and runs so fast in an attempt to save her life that he takes them all back in time.  Oliver and Felicity start having visions and dreams of a life together that doesn’t yet exist. Part 1: https://beemichelle7.tumblr.com/post/127051653709/once-upon-a-dream Part 2: https://beemichelle7.tumblr.com/post/129967723699/once-upon-a-dream-part-2

Pacific Crest Trails by @imusuallyobsessed - After they drive off into the sunset and leave Starling City behind, Felicity and Oliver decide to go hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail. Felicity soon realizes that her vision and the reality don’t match up, and Oliver does his best to convince her that backpacking isn’t all that bad. Part of the Olicity Hiatus Fic-A-Thon, prompt: summer vacation. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11024067

Trust Me multi-chapter by @felicityollies - When a prostitute meets the perfect client, she has to remind herself that there’s no room for getting close to someone in her line of work. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8487226/chapters/22503983

Under The Stars by @green-arrows-of-karamel - Prompt: Summer Vacations for Olicity Hiatus Fic-a-thon http://archiveofourown.org/works/11026278

The Perfect Couple multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Oliver Queen needs a fake girlfriend, Felicity Smoak needs a job and a place to live.  A deal is forged but how does that work out for them? http://archiveofourown.org/works/8414779/chapters/19282291

A Boy and His Socks by @laurabelle2930 - Just my first contribution to the Olicity Hiatus Fic-A-Thon. Sara and Felicity over a quiet lunch discuss what she did over her summer….Hint socks… http://archiveofourown.org/works/11027367

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Bring Me a Vacation by @gypsyfire1066 - Tumblr prompt- Summer vacation http://archiveofourown.org/collections/OlicityHiatusFicAThon/works/11027397

A Sight To by @releaseurinhibitions - Set between season 1-2 (I know, throwback) written for the olicity hiatus fic-a-thon | prompt: summer vacationhttp://archiveofourown.org/works/11018673/chapters/24580689

Keep it Professional multi-chapter by @mogirl97 - Oliver is assigned to be Felicity’s bodyguard http://archiveofourown.org/works/9243455/chapters/20960405

Pieces of Always multi-chapter by @so-caffeinated and @dust2dust34 - Life continues after Forever is Composed of Nows. Ongoing non-linear collection of family moments for the Queens. - Not going to lie this week’s chapter is ONE OF THE BEST THING’S I’VE EVER READ IN MY LIFE. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8220479/chapters/18840356

Untitled by @deadlybingo - Prompt: Just pretend to be my date - http://deadlybingo.tumblr.com/post/161217379273/not-sure-if-i-should-send-it-here-but-this-is-one

Untitled by @deadlybingo - Prompt: Hold me back! http://deadlybingo.tumblr.com/post/161215186798/hold-me-back

Room in Your Heart for More multi-chapter by @wherethereissmoak - Army vet Oliver Queen returns from overseas to find out that he has a 5-year-old son. He is fighting for custody, but is struggling to prove he is a fit father. It’s especially hard because he really has no idea what he’s doing. By chance he meets single mother Felicity Smoak, who swoops in like an angel to help him become comfortable in his role as a father. Felicity is recovering from her a recent trauma, and as a vet Oliver is able to be the support that she needs. Together, they learn to open up their hearts in ways they never thought possible. I ADORE this story! http://archiveofourown.org/works/10700583/chapters/23700948

New Beginnings by @perfectlittlesoul - Watching the place he had once called hell, Oliver begs, hopes that he hadn’t just lost the people he loves so much. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11005971

Cabin in the Woods by @felicityollies - 01. Summer Vacation - Cabin in the Woods (smut) http://archiveofourown.org/works/11034534/chapters/24594711

The Predator multi-chapter @supersillyanddorky06 - I feel like the reputation of this story means I probably don’t need to say much. But if you aren’t reading it - START NOW. This is an amazing story where Felicity is the daughter of a mob boss and Oliver belongs to another mob and there is tension, oh sweet tension. http://archiveofourown.org/works/5077885/chapters/21891689

Utterly Irrational by @releaseurinhibitions - Set in a happy time nearing the end of season 5, with Olicity reconnected. Prompt: Mayor Oliver Queen doing an obstacle course for charity (much to Felicity’s enjoyment) http://archiveofourown.org/works/11018673/chapters/24611772

The Aftermath by @missyriver - Three days the island burned before Oliver could even start searching for his family. The only thing keeping him going is his son, William and the faith he has in team. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11035584

As Easy As Falling multi-chapter by @charlinert - Felicity has just received tragic news when she meets Oliver, I believe there is hope, highly recommend but you will cry but not every chapter! http://archiveofourown.org/works/8035363/chapters/22542341

Summer Vacation by @crazycrystal10 - Short dialogue fic http://crazycrystal10.tumblr.com/post/161059082303/summer-vacation

Prompt #1: Summer Vacations by @some1foundme - Written for Olicity Hiatus Fic-a-thon http://archiveofourown.org/works/11036964

Recovery by @thatmasquedgirl - Oliver and Felicity engage in a little pillow talk. Takes place after Edge of Hope . Written for TheBookJumper’s Olicity Hiatus Fic-A-Thon.  Prompt:  summer vacation. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11038149

Salmon Ladder by @oneofakindxx - Felicity makes another attempt at the salmon ladder http://oneofakindxx.tumblr.com/post/161290398756/salmon-ladder

Regrets at Dawn by @geneshaven - Post 5x23 after they return from the island https://geneshaven.tumblr.com/post/161297432864/regrets-at-dawn

Mayor Queen Gets Hitched to Ex-Fiance: Where Was Our Invite? by @xblondepiratesopheeex - Article announcing the marriage of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak http://xblondepiratesopheeex.tumblr.com/post/161297517152/hey-everyone-this-is-my-very-late-attempt-at

Let’s Hit Refresh (On Our Summer) by @bokayjunkie - Written for the olicity hiatus ficathon with the prompt: summer vacation When Felicity decided to change her vacation plans, she had some regrets at first (not that she’d ever admit to Sara that). But now… maybe not so much. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11048208

Photo Booth - Olicity Fanfiction by @onceuponanolicity - Oliver and William spend the day at Santa Monica Pier https://onceuponanolicity.tumblr.com/

Most Secrets Come With a Price by @diggo26 - Oliver Queen wants to get his life back in order. He seeks out an old friend, Felicity Smoak, believing she is the one person who can help him. With years passed and both having grown, will spending so much time together forever change their relationship? But not all is as it seems. When secrets, the past, family, and life, all start to unravel before him, can Oliver trust anyone? http://archiveofourown.org/works/11055969/chapters/24650409

Defy the Odds by @dreamsofolicity - “Our chances of meeting in a city with a population of over five hundred thousand people were small to begin with but the likelihood of meeting in another country entirely are infinitesimal.” “So we defy the odds,” he said. “Yeah we do,” she agreed, finally weaving her fingers through his. “I like that.” http://archiveofourown.org/works/11057670

Girl of My Dreams multi-chapter by @tdgal1 and @c0bra5nak3 - Oliver Queen, CEO of Queen Consolidated, meets IT specialist Felicity Smoak.   Playboy turns boyfriend as he dates and falls in love with this amazing woman.  But everything is not perfect and the couple will find that they must face some obstacles together. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11066208/chapters/24677133

Bonds That Can’t Be Broken multi-chapter by @wherethereissmoak - Felicity goes off her meds to enjoy one heat with a random stranger after her graduation before settling down to focus on her career. On the drunken night out in Vegas, she finds an Alpha and they have what she hopes is a one night stand. But the next morning, she wakes up with a bondmate bite and realizes she cannot remember many details of the night before. Oliver Queen knows that he bonded with a beautiful woman, but he has no idea who she was. The two try (and often fail) to move on with their life without hope of ever finding their mate, but does fate have other plans for them? And when they reunite, can they overcome all the forces of evil in their path to finally be together? http://archiveofourown.org/works/11067591/chapters/24680781

Poolside Behaviour by @leonie1988 - Teenager AU - Felicity and her mom are on their first holiday for years, but a certain Queen family might make it impossible for them to enjoy it. Or will they in the end? http://archiveofourown.org/works/11057286/chapters/24654015

Everything is Going to be Alright by @nerdyandturdy - After the events of Oliver’s last visit to Lian Yu, Oliver desperately hopes that everything is going to be alright. A short little fic for the Olicity Fic-a-Thon to keep us going until the Season 6 premiere. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11060916

You Pull Me In by @oneofakindxx - He didn’t expect to meet so intriguing woman. But what he learnt about her surprised him a lot. Will it be only one time meeting or something more? http://oneofakindxx.tumblr.com/post/161325229091/you-pull-me-in          

More than Words by @felicityollies  - Prompt: eye contact - A night together that proves Oliver and Felicity don’t need words to express what they’re feeling. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11034534/chapters/24682293

William’s Summer Vacation by @cruzrogue - Felicity gives a website to Oliver giving him ideas on father/son activities for the summer. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11067627

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Once Upon a Time bosses tease 'satisfying' finale


The Final Battle has begun — and not everyone will make it out alive.

Ahead of Once Upon a Time‘s two-hour season finale, the Black Fairy (Jaime Murray) unleashed a curse aimed to separate Emma (Jennifer Morrison) from her loved ones. Where is everyone? Can they break this curse?

Here’s the newly released logline for the season-ender: “Henry awakens to a cursed Storybrooke and discovers Emma has been in the mental hospital, and the Black Fairy is the new mayor. Henry attempts to help Emma regain her memory while Gold tries to find out what has really happened to Belle. Meanwhile, Snow, Charming, Regina, Zelena, and Hook are trapped in a crumbling Fairy Tale Land and desperately try to figure out a way to be reunited with Emma and Henry.”

The season finale will feature guest star appearances by several familiar faces, including Jasmine (Karen David), Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz), Tiger Lily (Sara Tomko), and Violet (Olivia Steel Falconer), among others, as well as Andrew J. West and Alison Fernandez, who are credited simply as Young Man and Little Girl. Check out our theory on that here.

Following a recent screening of the musical episode, executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz sat down with press members to answer some burning questions about the finale:

Now that the curse has hit, what’s in store for the finale?
ADAM HOROWITZ:
There’s a curse that’s coming. We’re well aware that we’ve done a curse occasionally in the past on the show, but this time we’re trying to do a little twist on it.
EDWARD KITSIS: I would say that the Final Battle and the curse are all tied in one, and the first act of the finale will make sense of what we’re doing this time.

Is there a geographic move, because they’re talking about how everyone is going to be split up?
KITSIS
: For some people, there may be a geographic move.
HOROWITZ: It’s a combo platter kind of curse. There’s a bunch of different things that happen.
KITSIS: The Black Fairy is not to be messed with. She’s got some airtight [plans].

When you approach a curse, what’s the thought process behind it? Any set rules?
HOROWITZ:
In this case, it was less about thinking of it as a curse, and thinking about it as What is the Final Battle? We had a concept for what this Final Battle would be and we kind of worked backwards from that, and that led to in this curse that you saw hinted at in the musical episode that then starts to play out in the two-hour season finale.

Will everyone make it out alive?
KITSIS:
Can’t promise you that.

Can you talk about the process of breaking the curse?
KITSIS:
I would say that how they’re going to break the curse is kind of the conundrum of the episode because the usual tricks don’t work anymore.

A big part of this musical episode was Emma not being alone when she goes into the Final Battle and we see everyone gets sucked into the curse. Will the Black Fairy be going into the Final Battle alone or will she be bringing Rumple and her people?
KITSIS: She’ll be bringing her spicy attitude and that’s all she needs.

What can you tease about Rumple’s role in the finale?
KITSIS:
I will say the Final Battle will be thematic for everybody and that Rumple, as a man who is a difficult man to love, I think he will have a very difficult choice to make again.

What is the theme?
KITSIS:
I would say the theme of the final two hours is belief.

As opposed to hope?
HOROWITZ:
Do we ever not do hope?
KITSIS: Hope and belief are all the same. They’re friends, they’re roommates.

Speaking vaguely about the finale, what are some of the characters that you’re most happy with their journey and arc from the beginning of season 1 to the end of season 6?
KITSIS:
Absolutely Emma.

What do you think she learned the most?
KITSIS:
I think she learned to trust other people, and I think that’s the hardest thing to do. When you are used to being on your own, it’s very hard to let someone in and have it be real. It’s very easy to be surface and “like” their stuff on Facebook; it’s hard to actually be the person they call, and I think that Emma has gone from somebody that slept in her car and denied she had a kid to someone who actually has found a real life, and to me, that’s the show, right there.
HOROWITZ: I agree, and I would say adding to that also Regina, who has gone through so much from where she started in the pilot to where she is now. I’d say in the season finale, there are real echoes to the pilot, and where she began, and where she and Emma began, and where they are now. It’s been a tumultuous journey for both of them as they’ve grown and changed over the years. For us — and hopefully you and the fans will agree — we think it’s a satisfying place they find themselves.

Once Upon a Time‘s two-hour finale airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Anonymous said: Do u do monty imagines bc i rly need more of him
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Anonymous said: Please give me more monty i cant get enough

Author’s Note: Because some of you asked so nicely.. enjoy my attempt at Montgomery. Also, much thanks to @jayadoreee for creating ‘Dating Montgromery Includes’ headcanons that sparked the idea for this ;) One headcanon in particular had me laughing, but as I was listening to a couple of songs.. inspiration struck! So go listen to ’Gangsta’ and ’Crazy in Love’ to get a feel of the mood I was in when writing this XD

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MONTY X READER

Montgomery de la Cruz. There was a lot to be said about this bad boy, a lot to dislike about him as well, but given that he’s been your boyfriend for the last eight months.. well you mustn’t find him all that terrible.

But that wasn’t the case once upon a time. Once upon a time you sneered at his attempts to intimidate fellow students, told him to fuck off one too many times to count, and even shoved him off Alex once when they got into one of their monthly fist fights.

His cruelty lessened when he turned his sights on you and every time you went to tell him off, you found that your amusement would spike. He noticed it, too, if his attempts to get a rise out of you almost everyday were anything to go by. Every curse you spewed at him was then followed by a smile and roll of your eyes instead of a sneer, and you found that Monty had wormed his way beneath your skin without even realizing it until it was too late.

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I Like the Way You Sound ((George x Reader))

summary: george walks in on y/n singing and likes what he hears

requested:  Hey could you maybe write an imagine with George Weasley, where the reader is a Gryffindor and is sitting in the Common Room at night and is singing and George walks in and is listing to her singing. And maybe they are kissing at the end of the night with freds help? Pretty Please?

warings: none (possibly some swearing)

pairing: george x reader

prompt(s):  none

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The Gryffindor record selection was definitely an interesting one. You were going through the collection, and you hadn’t found a single one by anyone you’d even heard of. You wondered if muggle music was as frowned upon here as muggles themselves. You finally choose one, glancing around to make sure no one was there, before sliding it into the record player. As soon as the music cuts through the silent room, you feel a flash of recognition. It was similar to a song you’d heard before. A muggle one, even. 

It only takes you replaying it a few times for you to learn the lyrics, and only a few more for you to sing along, sitting back down on the couch and attempting to study. 

The song has just ended once again, and you’re about to get up to reset it again when a voice cuts through the air. “Wow. You can sing.” 

You jump, nearly falling off the couch when you take in the boy in the doorway. “Oh… I didn’t know anyone was awake.” you flush, quickly turning off the record player with a flick of your wand. 

He flashes you a friendly smile. “Yeah, no me either. So what are you doing up?” 

“Couldn’t sleep.” you explain sheepishly, relaxing into the couch as he takes the seat next to you. You recognized him as one of the Weasley twins, but he was a year or two older than you so you weren’t able to distinguish them. 

“Me either. Must be something in the water.”

“Or my bloody singing woke you up. I’m really sorry. I didn’t realize I was actually singing aloud.”

He shakes his head quickly. “No, not at all. I was already awake, and I… like the way you sound. You have a really lovely voice. 

You can’t help but smile. “Thank you.”

He opens his mouth to respond when the singing lady bursts open, a boy that looks remarkably like the boy you were sitting next to, barging in. “Georgie, you’re taking bloody forever. What could possibly-” the boy trails off when he takes in you and George, and your proximity. “What’s this?” Fred gives his brother a sly look.

George flushes. “Nothing, Fred. I’ll be there in a minute.”

“Oh, nonsense. It can wait. Clearly there are more pressing matters at hand.” Fred turns to you. “You would be?”

“Oh, uh, I’m Y/N.”

“Nice to meet you, Y/N. I see you’ve met my brother George here. Got the better lips between us, didn’t he?”

Your mouth drops open, and you think you see George frantically shake his head at his brother out of the corner of your eye. “Heh. Yeah. I better get back to my dorm,” you begin to stand up.  

“Wait! You can’t go yet!” George protests. He shoots Fred a look, who responds with an innocent shrug. 

Your brow furrows. “Why not?”

George freezes, clearly looking for some kind of reasoning behind what he just said. “Because we want to play a game!” Fred fills in for his brother.

“Oh, sounds fun.” you sit back down beside George, and the boys exchange a look that you don’t quite have time to read. “What game?”

“Well, there’s 7 Minutes in Heaven, Too Hot, Spin the Bottle-”

“Alright, Freddie. Not quite the kind of games we’re going for.” George cuts in. 

Fred puts on an innocent frown. “Why ever not?”

George rolls his eyes at his brother, giving him a shove. “I thought you said you had to use the loo, you giant git.”

“Oh. Right! Right. That’ll take me about half an hour, I reckon… You know, digestive problems, always a blast. Feel free to start without me.” he shoots a wink at his brother, proceeding to whistle his way out of the commonroom. 

You laugh when the door closes behind him, turning to George. “George?”

“Y/N?” he mirrors your tone, arching an eyebrow at you. 

“I think maybe your brother wants us to kiss.” you whisper tauntingly.

“Really knows how to set the mood, that one.” he plays along. “Is he the only one? That wants us to kiss, I mean.”

“Not sure… I mean, you could try it…Y’know, for experimental purposes, of course.”

You see his lip twitch with the effort of concealing a smile. “Of course.”

He leans towards you, not wasting any time as he sets one hand on your cheek to lead your lips to his. You feel the kiss in your fingertips as your hands run up into his hair, pulling him closer which earns no protest from him as he drags you into his lap, his own hands resting on your sides. 

“George?” you murmur, when he pulls away. 

“Y/N?” he copies your tone, his nose still brushing yours, as he allows his eyes to fall shut again. 

“Your brother isn’t the only one that wants us to kiss.”

“No. I suppose he isn’t.”

And then your lips connect again, and you’re just the right kind of breathless. 

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“You know an awful lot about the enemy’s policies and battle tactics.”

“No shit, I came up with most of them once upon a time. Damn shame I was such a flawless strategist.”

“…you’re joking.”

“Yeah, having my own plans turned against me was hilarious. Good times.”

“But that means you’re-”

“-I was. A long time ago.” The tone, for all the previous flippancy, was enough now to stopper most people’s attempts at continuing the conversation topic.

‘Mother’s Little Helper’ - Press Release

Gold and Belle convince Emma to help Gideon, explaining that together they can stop the Black Fairy. Henry experiences a disorienting shift in his powers that forces Regina to seek counsel from the previous Author. Meanwhile, in Fairy Tale Land, Hook attempts to win the assistance of an old adversary by betting his most prized possession on a game of cards. And, in a flashback, the Black Fairy tortures young Gideon in hopes of molding him into the perfect apprentice, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest starring are Patrick Fischler as the Author/Isaac, Giles Matthey as Gideon, Charles Mesure as Blackbeard, Jaime Murray as the Black Fairy, Ingrid Torrance as Severe Nurse, Peter Marcin as Chief, Anton Starkman as Ten-year-old Gideon, Mason McKenzie as Roderick, Grayson Gabriel as Adult Roderick, Rohan Campbell as Male Miner and Eleanor Jane as Nurse.

“Mother’s Little Helper” teleplay by Paul Karp, story by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Billy Gierhart.

Do you hate me? Character set 1 of 2, Ruby and Weiss

@once-upon-a-salty-empress​:

It was not Weiss’ intention to, as Yang so wonderfully put it, explode. As a reminder, she advised the blonde that she already knew what it meant to explode, and this wasn’t exploding. That involved red dust. Still, it was a meager attempt at a joke to save herself that time and both of them knew it. Yang had nearly decked her for that. Instead, she did her best to calmly remind Weiss that she was Ruby’s first friend here at Beacon.

But she already knew that. Ruby was her first friend too.

It wasn’t a tirade of words she had spewed at Ruby. It was a succinct line that perfectly summarized both her anger and concern. But a moment of sadness crossed her partner’s face before it quickly turned away and disappeared in a flutter of petals.

Admitting she was wrong tended to be extra hard for Weiss. But she wasn’t even wrong in this case. Her intentions were pure. It was the emotion behind her words that threw everything out the window and put her into the library, stewing in her seat and trying to write the next paragraph in her essay for Oobleck’s class.

She would apologize. After everything cooled off, and she could think about it more, and maybe order some cookies or something to show she was sorry, things would go back to being a bit more normal between each other.

She would apologize tomorrow. It was a good plan.

But right as her fingers began to type out the words, a quick blur of black and red entered the top, and her heart jumped. Limbs freezing, she slowly willed herself to look up.

By then Ruby had already moved, quickly ducking under the table. “Ruby!” Weiss’ hands flew to her skirt, making sure it was pushed down. Lowering her voice, she hissed, “What are you doing?” But to her surprise, a small, red, and wooly figure appeared before her at the other end of the table. Two beady black buttons were sewn on top of its stretched material, like it was just a little too small for Ruby’s hand.

It’s ‘mouth’ opened and her partner’s somewhat muffled voice came from beneath the table.

“Hi. I’m Ribby.”

It was a sock puppet.

“Excuse me?” Her first reaction was disbelief. “Ruby, what are you-”

“Ruby’s sad and scared to talk to you right now. So she asked me to do it for her.”

Weiss should have expected as much, but this was ridiculous. She felt her eyes close as she sank her forehead into her palm. “In what way?”

‘Ribby’ failed to respond at first, but eventually moved to speak again. “She’s scared you don’t want to be friends anymore. So she wants me to ask you some questions. I’m a huntress like you, and my semblance is to make you tell only the truth. You’re not allowed to lie to me. Do you promise that you won’t lie?”

“Ruby, this is-”

“It’s Ribby.”

Letting out a breath, she answered. “Okay. I won’t lie.”

“Do you promise?”

“You-!” she forced herself to become still again, blinking her eyes twice. “I promise I won’t lie.”

There was a small pause, as if the sock puppet was testing her, but then began to move again. “Are you angry with Ruby?”

“I was angry, yes. But not as much anymore. Much less. And…” Technically she was saying it to Ribby. But Ribby was being controlled by Ruby, so that meant apologizing here was just as good as apologizing to her, right? “I’m sorry about what I said earlier. It was out of place. I was taken by the heat of the moment.”

There was a small pause while the puppet thought. “Do you hate me?”

Weiss’ eyebrow rose. “You?”

“I-I mean, do you hate Ruby?”

This time an angry huff came out of her lips and she folded her arms, leaning back in her chair a little. “I hate the fact that you, Ribby, are speaking in the place of my partner. But no, I do not hate Ruby.”

This time there was a longer gap of silence before her next question.

“Do you still want to be friends with Ruby?”

Her answer was quick. “Yes.”

As if not believing her, the sock puppet ‘stared’ at Weiss for a little longer. But before she could say anything else, it slowly descended below the table. Keeping her lips still, she watched as Ruby’s head once again entered her view.

“Hi Weiss.” Her voice was small, cautious.

“Hi Ruby.”

Despite the fact that it was clearly her in control of ‘Ribby’ and heard her honest responses, her frame seemed small. It was as if she didn’t believe Weiss’ responses.

“Ribby told me that you’re sorry and we’re still friends. Is that true?”

Weiss scoffed and rolled her eyes. “Yes, I’m sorry. And yes, we’re still friends.”

“… Can you help me understand what I’m supposed to do for Oobleck’s essay?”

An easy smile came to her lips and she patted the chair next to her. In a flash Ruby’s head ducked under again. In moments the girl squirmed up from beneath table and took a seat next to her. More would be said later. This wasn’t the end, but for Weiss it was good enough for now.

“LAFF 2017 Women Directors Interview: Meet Jennifer Morrison — ‘Sun Dogs’”

Jennifer Morrison is an actress, producer, and director. Her acting credits include “Once Upon a Time,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “House.” She’s the founder of Apartment 3C Productions. Her short film, “Warning Labels,” premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. “Sun Dogs” is her feature directorial debut.

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Jung’s Fi, Abridged

These articles are an attempt to condense Chapter X of Psychological Types into a more readable format. I’ve tried to stay as true to the original texts as possible. Enjoy!

Foreword

Introverted Feeling

Introverted Feeling’s value judgements are oriented by the inner world and the collective unconscious. It has a passionate tie to these inner images or ideals, as if it were chasing a dream or vision it had once upon a time. The goal isn’t to relate itself to the external environment, but to bring these inner ideals to life through Feeling. It glides over anything in the outer world that doesn’t match its subjective values; as a result, its valuations rarely appear on the surface, and the ones that do are usually negative, as if it were trying to ward off or discourage the object. For an observer, a positive feeling has to be guessed at indirectly.

The inner images that underlie the Fi type’s feelings are connected to the collective unconscious, which makes them the same “eternal truths” that guide Ti’s intellect. In fact, everything about Ti is also true of Fi, except everything arising from the inner world is felt instead of thought. However, Fi is even worse off when it comes to expressing itself – it takes an exceptional descriptive or artistic ability to get a feeling across as clearly as a logical argument.

Fi risks neglecting the outer world completely, at which point it might lose its potential for sympathy and deep personal connections. Its passion becomes morbidly egocentric and self-absorbed. It creates feelings and values for their own sake, with no bearing on reality and no capacity for expression. The Fi type’s outer life goes to an unconscious function, usually Thinking, which manifests as a slavery to facts and concrete Thinking.

The Introverted Feeling Type

This type is characterised by a life of values that is unfortunately inaccessible and hard to understand. She might hide behind a mask of childishness or banality, and in general she comes across as harmonious and pleasant, never trying to affect or change others. This conceals her true self and protects her from the outer world, but in extreme cases it might look like indifference or coldness. She is always ready for peaceful coexistence, but any stormy emotion directed towards her must be cooled off or even repelled, unless it happens to strike a chord in her unconscious.

Her relatively neutral, reserved demeanour might make it look as if she has no feelings at all – in reality, she finds expressing herself difficult, and so her passion and sympathy grow all the more intense. Inside, the sorrows of others become a whole world of misery – “still waters run deep”. She might eventually burst with feeling, perhaps in a way that seems extravagant or inappropriate, partly since her feelings are adapted to the archetypal forms of the collective unconscious and represent more than just the current situation. Normally her passion trickles out, secret and well-hidden, in religiousness, art, poetry, or intimate relationships.

However, like all introverts, she has a subconscious drive to coerce or overpower the outer world in some small way. The Ti type’s intellectual arrogance is mirrored by the Fi type’s quiet authority in matters of the heart. The mysterious depth of her feeling often has a profound effect on her peers. In a healthy type it ends there, but things deteriorate if she starts believing that this is her power, in other words if she mistakes her Ego for the source of the mysterious inner images. She risks developing a vain and mischievous superiority complex.

If this happens, her outer life goes to Thinking in the unconscious. She projects her negative, destructive Thinking onto others. She begins to see them as scheming, Machiavellian, and out to get her. She fights back in the same way (because, of course, it was only her unconscious thinking to begin with), creating plots and intrigues, eventually sacrificing her deeply-held values for the sake of winning an illusory struggle.

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'Once Upon a Time' Stars Share the Story Behind Wish Realm Hook
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Once Upon a Time’s midseason premiere. Read at your own risk! The years have been unkind to Wish Realm Captain Hook! During Once Upon a Time&#…

The years have been unkind to Wish Realm Captain Hook!

During Once Upon a Time‘s midseason premiere, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) enlisted the help of Pinocchio (Eion Bailey) to build a new wardrobe, thus providing a portal back to Storybrooke. However, with a bounty available upon Emma’s safe return to the Wish Realm castle, a familiar face was all too quick in attempting to “rescue” Emma so he could claim the reward. Her supposed hero? Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue).

However, this wasn’t the Hook that Emma (or OUAT fans) remember. Like most others in the Wish Realm, Hook actually aged, though he definitely did not keep his figure — the pirate’s penchant for rum didn’t serve him well.

“It was one of my favorite incarnations of the character,” O’Donoghue tells EW. “It was great because the guys were like, ‘Look, you’re going to be old, fat, and just a crazy version of yourself,’ and I was like, ‘Okay!‘”

It took roughly two and a half hours in the makeup chair to put together this new version of Hook. “I hoped it would take longer to make me look like that,” jokes O’Donoghue, who explains that the look was created with just makeup, not prosthetics.

“It wasn’t until I got the makeup on and the hair and the costume that I figured out who he was going to be,” O’Donoghue says. “I really wanted him to sound like Hook, but different, older. It was just funny. He was a big bumbling idiot. I wanted him to be a complete contrast to who Hook is at the minute, but also he, in his mind, believes that he is God’s gift to women and that he has this fantastic debonair air about him when in actual fact, he’s just a mess.”

Seeing the creation come to life was a treat for Morrison. “It was so fun,” the actress says. “He had such a good time doing it. We’ve been calling it Old Hook. It’s a really fun exchange where we come across him and, obviously, Emma is trying to stay serious, but it’s pretty funny because she knows that the repercussions of this aren’t real, as long as we get out of this realm. But maybe we should lay off on the alcohol a little bit.”

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Read our postmortem with Morrison and executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis on Emma surviving the prophecy here, and read our postmortem with Kitsis and Lana Parrilla about Robin’s return to Storybrooke here.

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ONCE UPON A TIME : the reboot
by drew and menelaos

season 5, episode 6 : A Girl Worth Fighting For

present : Storybrooke’s problems seem to come to a halt with the disappearance of Henry. Sheriff Ruby heads the investigation, Matthew, Cynthia, Archie, Granny, and Evelyn search everywhere they can think of, even Hansel, Gretel, and their father do their part to help find the missing boy. David is desperate and emotionally drained, afraid he has lost the last member of his family, and Regina opens up to him, confessing her belief that none of this would have happened if Emma was here. In the wake of this calamity, Ruby recognizes how fleeting life is, and agrees – once this incident has concluded – to go on a date with Cynthia. Meanwhile, in the cottage in the woods, Morgan le Fay reveals to Henry why she has kidnapped him: she believes he is the fabled reincarnation of her brother, King Arthur.

past : When Mulan’s father, a retired general, is asked to return to battle against Dewbury’s invaders, Mulan steals her father’s armor and sword, and takes his place. She discovers that her unit’s captain is the younger prince of Dewbury, Phillip, and when he learns of her deceit, he is nothing less than proud of her, promising that together they will honor her father. Mulan is instrumental in ending an attack on Phillip’s father and older brother, King Hubert and the Crowned Prince Maximilian, but when she returns home she finds that her father has passed away during her absence. Mulan accepts a place in Hubert’s court and there she meets the lovely Princess Aurora, daughter of High King Stefan and Queen Leah of Misthaven. Mulan is shocked as she recognizes love at first sight and broken-hearted when she learns that this woman is Phillip’s sweetheart.

‘once upon a time’ stars : Salma Hayek as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Cate Blanchett as the Blue Fairy/Evelyn Oxford, Daniel Gillies as Peter Pan/Dr. Matthew Llewelyn, Corey Stoll as Baelfire/Nathaniel Thorn, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby Connor, Sonequa Martin-Green as Cynthia Fogg, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

recurring stars this season include : Olivia Cheng as Mulan, Bradley James as Phillip, Rebecca Ferguson as Aurora, Adetomiwa Edun as Lancelot du Lac, Eva Green as Morgan le Fay

guest stars include : Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, Beverly Elliot as Widow Agatha Lucas/Helen Connor, Nico Liersch as Hansel/Jacob Davies, Sophie Nelisse as Gretel/Pearl Davies, Nicholas Lea as Woodcutter/Carl Zimmer, Chen Daoming as Fa Zhou, Derek Jacobi as King Hubert, Steven Waddington as Prince Maximilian

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7 Years - BadBoy! Jeon Jungkook X Reader - Part 12

Sorry to keep you guys waiting but there was an issue that I got caught up in. Nevertheless, here’s the next part to 7 Years.

I’m quite happy with the direction this is going, do I have reason to be? I don’t know.

Anyway, love you all and thank you so much for the support and kind, encouraging words. It really makes my day.

Wonder Girls - Be My Baby is still an absolute bop. Just had to put that out here.

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10.1  Part 10.2  Part 10.3  Part 11  Part 12 - Here


When your class had exited the plane and gathered their luggage, you all immediately headed for the hotel you would spend the next week and a half residing in. Jungkook offered or rather demanded to take your suitcase for you. Both options practically meant the same thing to Jungkook. Your classmates stood in awe at the unexpectedly large hotel in front of you and you were the first one to break away from the group, intent on getting some sleep.

You had made it to the front desk before you remembered you could speak limited Japanese and you stumbled upon your words, hoping the receptionist would understand you. A hand on your shoulder made you shut your mouth and you watched in shock as Jungkook gave the receptionist the information needed in what sounded like fluent Japanese.

“You speak Japanese!?” He leaned on the desk whilst the receptionist typed away at her computer and smirked at you, smug at another opportunity to impress you.

“Yeah, Tae teaches me. I’m glad he did because the look on your face is worth it.” Before you could even think about closing your gaping mouth, Jungkook whipped his phone out and snapped a picture of your shocked face.

“You better delete that, you I-” as you closed in on him, readying yourself for your attack, your teacher arrived at the desk followed by your fellow classmates.

“Jungkook stop winding Y/N up. We’ve barely been here for an hour and you two are already at each other’s throats.”

“That’s because they’re in love!” The obnoxious shout from the back of the class made the rest of your classmates erupt into childish giggles and you could only glare in mild embarrassment.

“So immature…” The only ones who seemed to hear your mumble was Jungkook and your teacher. Jungkook seemed to be enjoying every moment of the situation and was staring straight at you, seemingly committing your embarrassed expression to memory.

“Um…” The receptionists unsure tone caused you to return your attention back towards her and she had a collection of keys placed upon the desk. Your teacher exchanged a few words with her before turning back to the rest of you, a smile on his face.

“As you should have expected, we’re splitting you into two groups: boys and girls.  Boys will be on the first corridor of the third floor and Girls will be on the second corridor of the third floor. You will each have a roommate that I have already decided upon.”

He proceeded to begin calling out the pairs that would be sharing rooms and you anxiously waited for your name.

Please, for the love of all things holy, don’t make me partner up with Hye Mi.

You felt a pair of eyes on you and you quickly realised that Jungkook was still staring at you, a small smile painted on his lips.

“Jungkook and Jae Hyun.” Jungkook’s smile dropped and he switched his now blank stare to the boy who was confidently strutting towards him. Jae Hyun was what people classified as the schools most popular athlete. Thus why he had an ego that could rival Seokjin’s except it was less cute and more irritating. Mixing Jungkook and Jae Hyun could end up as a disaster and you could already tell that Jungkook was getting irked by the hint of a glare he was trying to hide.

“Y/N and Ji Hee.” Upon hearing your name called out, you snapped your head to the side, eyes searching for Ji Hee. When they landed on the shy girl, they softened and you flashed her a kind smile to which she returned one of her own. Taking your rooms key from you teacher, you slipped through the other students to get to Ji Hee.

“Hello Y/N. I guess we’re sharing a room together. I hope you don’t mind…” Her overly kind nature was one that made you want to protect her from all things bad and you grinned at her, shaking your head.

“No not all! I’m happy I’m rooming with you. I hope we can become good friends.”

Ji Hee raised her eyes to meet yours and a timid smile spread on her lips.

“Me too!”

She seemed to be warming up to you already.

-

You had already decided which bed you would take and had collapsed on said bed, burying your face into the pillows. Ji Hee was currently checking over her suitcase, making sure nothing was lost.

“I hope you don’t think I’m prying or anything but… how and why are you dating Jungkook?” If you were completely honest with yourself, you were not surprised at Ji Hee’s question. You were pretty sure everyone was dying to ask you the same thing. Turning your head in her direction, you thought of a suitable answer to give her whilst absentmindedly watching her search her luggage.

“I’ve known Jungkook for as long as I can remember, he’s helped me through some pretty rough times. Over time I just fell for him. Apparently, he felt the same too.” You hoped your answer wasn’t too vague as you didn’t want to go into detail about your relationship. You were much too tired for that.

“That’s… that’s quite nice… I think you both make a great couple.” A delicate smile spread on your lips at her words and you began to wonder what Jungkook was doing at that exact moment.

Suddenly, your rooms door slammed open and Ji Hee shrieked at the unexpected sound. Sitting up you glared at a heavily breathing Jungkook. When his eyes found yours, a satisfied smirk grew on his face.

“Found you.” He walked into the room, not bothering to close the door and Ji Hee stared with wide eyes. His eyes scanned your room before landing on you once again.

“Wow, now I see who got the best room. I might just sleep here.” Jumping up on your bed, you grabbed the pillow your head was previously resting on and swung at his own head with full force.

“What the fuck Jungkook! You scared Ji Hee, fucking apologise!” He tackled your body and you fell back on the bed, his arms circled around you and the side of his face pressed onto your stomach, eyes glancing at Ji Hee from her position on the floor.

“Sorry Ji Hee.” She stuttered out an ‘It’s fine’ before slowly turning back around and continuing her task at hand.

“Why’re you here? You’re not allowed in our room, Jungkook.” He merely rubbed his cheek on your stomach and tightened his grip around you.

“Don’t care. Jae Hyun pissed me off.” As if on cue, Jae Hyun appeared at your doorway, a deadly glare directed at Jungkook.

“You bastard! Why the fuck did you empty my shit like that!?” You pushed up off your bed, Jungkook following your movements.

“Your shitty suitcase was on my bed.” Jae Hyun stalked into your room when Jungkook replied, fists balled at his sides.

“I called dibs, It was my bed! You broke my favourite fucking mug!” A shrug of Jungkook’s shoulders was the immediate reply.

“Why are you being such a prissy bitch and bringing a mug with you to Japan? That’s not my problem.” You decided to intervene and slapped Jungkook upside his head to which he helped out in mild pain.

“If he wants to bring his mug, he’ll bring it. Why are you touching other peoples stuff, you idiot.”

“I wanted the bed closest to the second corridor so I could be closer to you.” You were touched to say the least. Such an innocent intention resulted in a fight. Well, It was Jungkook so it was understandable. Ji Hee let out a soft 'aww’ and Jungkook grinned at her response.

“Whatever, what are you gonna do about my mug? It was my lucky mug, how the heck am I going to do great in my games now?” You stood from the bed and pried Jungkook’s arms off of you, walking to your suitcase and searching for your purse. When you  had found it, you pulled out some money and walked in Jae Hyuns direction.

“Here, I hope you’re able to buy another one with this. I’m so sorry.” Before Jae Hyun could even think about accepting the money, Jungkook’s hand shot out and pulled your own down.

“No! Don’t worry Y/N, I’ve got it. I’ll get you some compensation money.” Shooting off your bed, he sprinted out the door but not before sending a wink in your direction. Jae Hyun stood speechless at Jungkook’s sudden change in attitude and then directed a grateful smile at you.

“You really know how to handle him. Thanks Y/N!” He too jogged out of your room and Ji Hee broke the silence that fell upon the room.

“Jungkook really won’t let you trouble yourself. That’s so sweet.”

Yes. How very sweet.

-

It hadn’t taken you long to fall into a nap once again and you were awakened hours later by a certain someone jumping on top of you. You made a poor attempt to push Jungkook’s head away from you but he grabbed your wrist and dragged you off the bed.

“Jungkook, what in gods name are you doing?” Your words came out slurred and you blinked several times, trying to wake yourself up as he dragged you out of your room,
barely managing to close the door behind yourself.

“You’ve been sleeping for ages and I’m bored. So we’re going to go explore.” You knew that arguing with him would get you nowhere so you kept your mouth shut and allowed him to drag you down the stairs. When you reached the ground floor, you took notice of a couple of your classmates wandering around.

“I heard there’s a bath house here and a koi pond. Which one should we check out first?” A koi pond sounded much more appealing than going to a bath house with Jungkook at this exact moment in time.

“Yeah, no thanks to the bath house. Let’s go see the koi pond.” Flashing you a smile, Jungkook led you outside towards the pond a little ways away. When you arrived, he took you across the small bridge and to the centre.

“Koi fish are so cute.” Your comment did not go unheard and Jungkook shoved his hands into his pocket, rolling on the balls of his feet.

“Aren’t they just basically goldfishes?” You crouched down beside the pond and leaned forward, taking a closer look at the multitude of different coloured Koi.

“Actually, they were bred from Carp idiot.” He feigned a hurt look before reverting back to his original expression. “Sorry, I don’t do extensive research on Japanese fish for fun. I’m not that sad.”

Rolling your eyes, you ignored his comment and instead pointed towards an orange koi.

“Doesn’t this one remind you of Jimin?” He took a step forward and bent down beside you, leaning in to take a closer look.

“Yeah, kind of.” A sudden splash startled you and you watched as another koi, this one yellow, quickly swam away. Jungkook sighed beside you.

“Well, I know that reminds me of Hoseok.” You nodded in agreement, a small smile spreading on your lips.

“Makes sense… that big one reminds me of Namjoon and the small one Yoongi.” He turned his head towards the two fish you pointed out and silently nodded.

“Taehyung is that one that keeps swimming back and forth.” Jungkook’s long arm motioned towards the orange and white koi.

“What makes you say that?”

“It looks confused, which Tae is half of the time. He gets himself lost when we go on trips.” You didn’t find that hard to believe at all.

“The one with the long fins is Seokjin because he has broad shoulders and that’s the closest thing to shoulders.” Jungkook sat himself down and you did the same, legs tired from the strain of remaining crouching for a long period of time.

“We just named a bunch of fishes after our friends. Is this what they call having no life?” You were pretty sure it was a rhetorical question but you answered anyway.

“Well, I wouldn’t know now would I? I’m not you.”

“Now that hurt.”

His amused grin said otherwise.