only skin deep


ONCE UPON A TIME : the reboot
by drew and menelaos

season 1, episode 8 : Heart of Gold

present : Having been taken into custody and growing desperate in the face of her upcoming trial, Mary Margaret agrees to Mr. Gold’s persuasions to allow him to be her lawyer, despite skepticism from Emma and Graham. Mary Margaret pleads innocent before Judge Lyman but the evidence against her is damning. All seems lost in the court room until Gold calls Sydney Glass to the stand, who falters under pressure until one small missing detail leads to the unraveling of the truth: Regina ordered Sydney to murder Zoe, plant the evidence, and falsify the DNA reports to frame Mary Margaret. Sydney confesses to disobeying Regina and locking Zoe away in his basement, tied and gagged, and using the heart of a deer instead. Zoe is rescued, Mary Margaret is set free, and temporary custody of Henry is granted to Emma while Sydney and Regina are locked away. Gold visits Regina in her jail cell and a conversational stalemate between them leads to a shocking revelation: the fairy tales are real, and both Gold and Regina know the truth.

past : A heart-to-heart conversation between Prince Charming and Princess Luciana leads to a journey to the edge of the deserted kingdom of Camelot to the Lake of Avalon. The waters of Avalon are rumored to break enchantments and Luciana hopes to use it to save her true love, Golidlocks of Dun Broch, a knight who was turned into solid gold by the touch of the furious King Midas. The protector of Avalon, the Lady of the Lake, transforms herself into Snow White in an attempt to seduce and drown Charming, but he avails and they collect a flask of the lake’s water. When they arrive at the site where Goldilocks is frozen, Midas arrives and gleefully drinks the Avalon water. Midas is horrified when he realizes that the water has broken his golden touch, killing him, and Luciana and Goldilocks are reunited. But everything is thrown into chaos when King George arrives and takes Charming prisoner, charging him with high treason for the murder of Midas. Luciana and Goldilocks find Snow White and they begin to gather her various friends to embark on a rescue mission.

‘once upon a time’ stars : Charlize Theron 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, Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, Richard Madden as the Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Buchanan, Naveen Andrews as the Magic Mirror/Sydney Glass, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

guest stars include : Michael Emerson as Judge Lyman, Kylie Bunbury as Princess Luciana/Zoe Nolan, Mia Wasikowska as Goldilocks, Peter Mensah as King Midas, Emilia Fox as the Lady of the Lake

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1. boys are just girls
2. i grew up believing that their hearts were made of gold but it turns out that they’re poured from iron and iron rusts if you leave it outside long enough
3. the arms that sometimes hold me together at 2 am are home to a set of shaky shoulders that cannot bear the weight of the world forever
4. the scars that mark their body do not always have pretty stories behind them
5. they jump from windows two stories high hoping to fall from their problems {but all they get are scars on their lips}
6. bruises do not only bleed skin deep
7. silence does not mean ignorance
8. sometimes when they say their head hurts it’s because they spent the whole night prior with stinging eyes and a wet pillowcase
9. they soak in every word you speak and it either builds them up or tears them down no matter how many times they tell you they’ve forgotten what words you said
10. they get scared
11. they are tender and loving but the world has made them cruel and told them that they’re not allowed and so they close themselves off and shut you out because they’re afraid to scare you away with their feelings
12. their eyes speak volumes
13. just because the world has taught them to only want a girl for one reason, not all boys just want sex and they really don’t mind waiting
14. they like being told ‘thank you’ when they hold the door open for you
15. they are insecure
16. they want to fall in love
17. their lips harbor secrets and their eyes bury lies and their hands are healing and their clothing provides solace and their scent is a home if you’ve allowed yourself to fall that far
—  17 things I learned about 17 year old boys by the time I turned 17

ICE made plans to set up on sidewalks outside of churches in Kansas City. This would have disproportionately affected poor people of color who would have walked to the chosen church. Clergy were trained on how to respond by their denominations. They were taught to run interference. They were taught to keep their parishioners safe.

Don’t let them tell you their concerns are religious. Their concerns are only skin deep.

xsaltwaterx  asked:

Beauty is said to be only skin deep, but that's a misconception. Beauty is a unique grace and confidence; a shining light that sparkles through the eyes and smile. Beauty is about having an amazingly brilliant mind, a pure heart, and a soul so blindingly gorgeous it leads you believe you've caught a glimpse of heaven. You, Virgo, are beautiful. I know all the love you garner is well deserved, and I'm so glad there are people in your life who keep you from forgetting this.

i don’t understand how words like this can come from a stranger. this is one of the kindest things someone has said about me. thank you, we’re all beautiful


Chapter 18: Episode 7

           She left me there. She left me with the drafts and my untouched takeout in that quiet office. I didn’t follow her. It wouldn’t have changed anything. The reality of it was slowly settling into me, but it was only skin-deep. 

           I went noiselessly back to my office. I didn’t think. I don’t even remember breathing. I lowered into my desk chair, staring at the white screen of my computer. I didn’t really see. I just… sat.

           My eyes slid to the takeout bag, but I’d lost my appetite.

           These go off to press tomorrow. I’m not extending the deadline.

           What did I do?

           And I still wasn’t sorry.

           A dull, resounding pain in my chest seemed to pulsate, growing stronger with each echo. My head felt heavy, but my body completely weightless.

           What am I going to do? 

           Let me come and help you. No, I can do itIf you’re sure. I’m fine.

           I’m not fine. I’m not…

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jadestormbrand  asked:

👩 - What are their feelings on natural beauty?

“Really for me… I’d rather see an individual’s true appearance, admire them for who they are and not have them veiled behind excessive amounts of cosmetics. That being said, I still do believe in moderation in everything… since I do have a little shadow and some lip gloss, haha… Wait… does that make me a hypocrite? I hope that made sense…”

Sorry for the late answer @jadestormbrand!

You never know what someone is going through. From the surface everything might appear to be fine but it’s only skin deep. You cannot downplay someone’s struggle based on what you see from the outside looking in. You cannot devalue someone’s suffering. You cannot tell someone how to feel.
—  ali-ady
consumed from within;
—  what does it feel like
to be alive underneath
the skin purchased in
heaven? ‘cause surely
mine was bought from
hell & and it’s such a
burden to hold on
weak shoulders;
bones snapping with
each breath i take,
caving into my chest–
demons swim in my
veins, clawing through
muscles to eat away
at alabaster skin,
consuming any
purity i may have
carried only skin-
What The Signs Should Never Forget
  • Aries: you are beautiful and I love you
  • Taurus: you are beautiful and I love you
  • Gemini: you are beautiful and I love you
  • Cancer: you are beautiful and I love you
  • Leo: you are beautiful and I love you
  • Virgo: you are beautiful and I love you
  • Libra: you are beautiful and I love you
  • Scorpio: you are beautiful and I love you
  • Sagittarius: you are beautiful and I love you
  • Capricorn: you are beautiful and I love you
  • Aquarius: you are beautiful and I love you
  • Pisces: you are beautiful and I love you
“But why did they fall apart?“

"It’s simple, sadly. She loved him to his very bones. But his love for her was only skin deep.”
—  Skin and Bones | Nikita Gill