anonymous asked:

Shira, can you help me understand the dock scene better? This is the first time I'm disappointed. I feel like the whole secret reveal has been brush under the rug with Killian. I mean Snow, Henry, and even Regina (btw, I muted their scenes - not important to me!) has a one-on-one convo with Emma, but Killian has no say in this? They are a couple, for crying out loud! Also, I feel like A&E does a horrible job on every season episode 5.

So first of all just for a side note, I agree with you on the “episode 5 curse”, but only since season 4. I remind you that Emma and Hook met on episode 2x05 and kissed for the first time on 3x05 (which was also one of my favorite episodes on the show…).

But anyway, I agree on everything you said. I have a lot to say on the episode. I think I’m gonna write a long meta later today, because I really feel that there’s a lot on my chest that needs to find its way out. But here I will just talk about the points you were referring to.

Yes, a private talk between Emma and Hook before he forgives her was obligatory! I even have the feeling that it kind of means that he hasn’t forgiven her. Not completely anyway. 

The conversation on the docks was therefore a “too soon one”. I felt that Emma wanted to move forward from what happened and return to business as usual, and Hook was already thinking of his own secret. 

Everything, like you said, was brushed under the rug, and I hope that on the next episode, which as we know is a Hook centric, it will be explored forward. Or at least that it will be eventually.

I, as a fan, have mixed feelings now. I think I need to write a longer meta to truly understand all of them, but I think the main reason is that we haven’t seen it handled properly by the writers. 

CS will be fine, my feelings for them will remain intact. But I hope the writers will not repeat mistakes of the past and leave issues unresolved. For the sake of us all.

oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh

so I work at a jewish camp and in the past, almost everything has been separated by gender. boy cabins and girl cabins, boy activities, girl activities, etc. last year I tried to explain to some of the staff members about trans and nb people and they didn’t really get it. a few of the staff members went to a program called cornerstone right before camp and learned a bit about gender and sexuality. when I got to camp we did pronouns and later in the week we had an actual program about gender and they staff members ran everything by me first and allowed me to correct them through the program and asked me to share my experiences, since I’m the only open nb/trans person on staff.

that whole experience alone was incredible and difficult and amazing and I had people coming up afterwards asking me all sorts of questions from “what does cis mean” to “how does gender relate to sexuality” to “what’s your personal identity” and by the end of the whole thing, I felt like I had helped open up the minds of so many people. not everyone’s opinions changed of course, but a level of respect was reached that had never been reached before and that alone was amazing. we degendered a lot of things around camp and even though things are going slowly, there are changes being made.

and then today. oh my gosh.
I was sitting with the youngest age group, the “aleph girls” who are all between ages 7-9. on the first day of camp, everyone writes their name on their forehead or arm or another visible place. one of the campers, who had been going by the name ketsia was sitting next to me and I saw that the name jake was written on his arm. I asked why that was there and I didn’t get an answer, just a shrug. I asked if that was the name that he wanted to go by and he said yes. I asked if he wanted to still use she/her pronouns or if there were other ones he liked better. he said he liked he/him pronouns and I was like “ok, awesome, thanks for letting me know jake” and I told his counselor who had been one of the people at cornerstone who ran the gender program earlier in the week and she was tearing up because she realized just how real everything she learned was and we used the name jake for the camper and some of the other campers were confused and so I explained in very basic details and they were all like “ok, jake is an awesome name” and yeah they had a little trouble with the pronouns but they were so good about trying and we’re all super supportive and it was just such an incredible moment like a child came out to me as non-cis and the religious camp that I’ve been going to forever supports that and just

how fucking amazing is that.

Lover I Don't Have To Love
  • Lover I Don't Have To Love
  • Bright Eyes
  • Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground

I got a hunger and I can’t seem to get full
I need some meaning I can memorize
The kind I have always seems to slip my mind

But you write such pretty words
But life’s no storybook
Love’s an excuse to get hurt and to hurt…

Hypable spoke with YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley about his 2nd annual birthday campaign to benefit The Trevor Project. Find out how you can get involved and possibly win a night out with Tyler in L.A.!

The platforms available on the internet for crowd sourcing have taken over as the modern day telethon. With the click of a mouse more people than ever can donate to causes and find a way to get involved.

Tyler Oakley, a self-made YouTube sensation, understands the power of his audience. The numbers do not lie. Oakley’s candid personality draws in over 4 million subscribers and 2.2 million Twitter followers. His YouTube channel covers everything from swooning over photo shoots of Darren Criss, to challenging fellow YouTubers, to travel logs. His ambitious appetite, tackling any project he sets his sights on, has a charitable side as well. Working alongside The Trevor Project, Oakley is currently raising money for his second birthday campaign, surpassing $450,000 today.

The Trevor Project is the leading crisis intervention and suicide prevention program for LGBTQ youth.

The campaign is hosted through Prizeo, and for every donation received, the donor is entered to win a trip for two to L.A. for an evening with Tyler. Other perks on the site range from postcards to Skype calls, and vary by the amount donated. Although Oakley celebrated his birthday on March 22, the campaign continues through March 31. Be sure to check out Tyler’s campaign and read our interview about his involvement with The Trevor Project below!

Last year you set out to raise, a now seemingly measly, $24,000 for your 24th birthday. This year you were able to break that record in hours. What is it like having the type of reach that you do and being able to put a number out there and watch it be broken so quickly?

It’s incredible. I was so terrified I was being too ambitious and I had a lot of people telling me that it might not be reachable, that I might need to extend the deadline. It had been unprecedented.

So to see the passion within my little community and see them get passionate about something that I am so passionate about has been incredible. It has been a huge lesson in never underestimating people because I can say one thing and they are like, ‘Yes, let’s do it.’ Which is also a little bit intimidating because with that much influence it can go either way. I am really happy that my people are passionate about good causes and we’re trying to do as much good in the world as we can.

Read the full interview at


AU: Allison has a thing for Stiles from day one. They become friends soon but that’s all he sees in her. One day, Scott asks Stiles to find out if Allison would be up for a date one day, leaving Stiles rather confused about actually feeling somewhat jealous. Allison starts going out with Scott and it becomes harder for Stiles to act like everything’s normal until he finds out that Allison actually liked him the entire time.

We are incredibly excited to announce our January cover artist Annie Segarra, a blogger, YouTuber, and artist that speaks on body positivity, living with disability, and media.

Along with Annie, we will be featuring Brooklyn-based experimental pop and soul musician who’s been on tour with Andrea Gibson this past month, Shira, the very special place that Hooligan will be doing our two year art collective in, The Study Chicago, and we’ll be talking to Dr. Jessica Zucker about the stigma of miscarriages and her efforts in working towards redefining it.

Get ready for the drop on January 24th to indulge in an issue filled with unbelievably passionate and powerful people that do what they love and unapologetically live every day being who they are.