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CaptainSwan WIP Fanfiction RECS

Hello Beautiful Fandom, thanks to CSBB and to the talended writers of our fandom we have some amazing new stories to read. So, I present to you a list of some great work in progress fanfictions that I am currently reading, including CSBB stories but not limited to them. Tell me what you think.  Hope you enjoy!

In case you are intrested here is my previous lists. 

Echoing Souls, @like-waves-on-the-beach

Young Professor Swan leads a quiet but hectic life as the newest member of the Anthropology Department at University of Maine at Storybrooke, as well as being head curator for the University’s brand new museum. Killian Jones is a hardened detective who forms one half of the best homicide team in the small city of Storybrooke. When tragedy strikes, Emma and Killian find themselves thrust together, each feeling an inexplicable and frustrating attraction to the other. As the young couple works to find answers to the mystery that will take them on a journey together, they will also explore their undeniable chemistry and connection. Sometimes the universe has plans wherein the past, present, and future converge to assure that destiny is reached in every life.

Nuuk, @wellhellotragic

When a chance encounter with a blue-eyed mystery man on an ill-fated flight turns Emma Nolan’s life upside down, she has a choice to make: Continue with her arranged marriage to Senator Gold’s son to save her parent’s company, or turn her back on everything she’s ever worked towards for a chance at happiness.

Tripping Over the Blue Line, @welllpthisishappening

It’s a transition. That’s what Emma’s calling it. She’s transitioning from one team to another, from one coast to another and she’s definitely not worried. Nope. She’s fine. Really. She’s promised Mary Margaret ten times already. So she got fired. Whatever. She’s fine, ready to settle into life with the New York Rangers. She’s got a job to do. And she doesn’t care about Killian Jones, captain of the New York Rangers. At all.

He’s done. One more season and he’s a free agent and he’s out. It’s win or nothing for Killian. He’s going to win a Stanley Cup and then he’s going to stop being the face of the franchise and he’s going to go play for some other garbage team where his name won’t be used as puns in New York Post headlines. That’s the plan. And Emma Swan, director of New York Rangers community relations isn’t going to change that. At all.

They are both horrible liars.

MissMatched.com, @lenfaz

In a world where every dating site swears by their algorithms and databases to find the most accurate match with a high percentage of compatibility, a new site is giving them all a run for their money.
Missmatched.com promises no data or algorithm, just a few people that *know* how to find your best match based on their instincts and their vibes.
Emma Swan is hired to investigate if there’s a fraud involved with the site’s claim of not using any type of statistics. That path leads her right into the hands of Missmatched.com founder, Killian Jones, who promises her that he’ll prove he’s worth his salt by finding Emma her perfect match without any data or algorithms involved.

Harder than Easy, highest_water

Emma Swan meets Killian Jones when she finds herself hiding with him in the bushes from an overzealous admirer. Turns out he works with David. Turns out he can read her pretty damn well. Turns out Emma Swan has no idea what she’s letting herself in for. CS AU

When The Tide Turns, @trueloveseyeroll

The plan was to go to England, finish the case and head back home in a matter of days. Of course, nothing in Emma’s life ever goes according to plan. Not only does she end up travelling across Europe, looking for a Liam Jones in order to finish her case, she ends up travelling with Liam’s brother - an annoyingly handsome Killian Jones. And she doesn’t trust him one bit.

I’ll Drop Anchor in Your Heart, @cutieodonoghue

Single father Captain Hook and his daughter are whisked into a new kind of adventure when land calls to them in the form of the Princess of Misthaven and her son Henry.

To Build a Home, @cutieodonoghue

Lifelong orphan and wanderer Emma Swan moves to Storybrooke, Maine in search for a home. Content with a new job as deputy, she meets Killian Jones, director of an orphanage. It doesn’t take long for sparks to fly, but will Emma finally be able to settle down and find a home here?

Dark Gray, @cutieodonoghue

Killian operates a lighthouse in the middle of nowhere, preferring a life of isolation, until one day a woman and a baby wash up on his little island and change his life forever.

To Every Thing a Season, @icecubelotr44

After witnessing the tragic murder of his brother Liam, Killian Jones is more determined than ever to discover the secrets of time travel. Fast-tracking his education at Storybrooke University, Killian is assigned a lab assistant, one Emma Swan. Together, they find a way to break through the veil of time so Killian can set things right. But what will be the price for changing the past, and is it one they’re willing to pay?

Not In The Game Plan@onthecyberseas

Emma Nolan moves back home to Tampa and goes back to work for her parents, the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Helping star quarterback Killian Jones lead the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title proves to be a challenge, especially as their relationship grows on and off the field.

Your Case or Mine, @blowmiakisscolin

Detective Emma Swan is one of Boston Homicide’s finest. Killian Jones is head of the FBI team who swoops in to take jurisdiction when multiple homicides sharing similarities with her current case pop up out of state. But they’ll have to learn to work together to lure out their killer when they’re required to go undercover. As a married couple. CS Cops/Undercover/Fake Marriage AU.

Part of the Narrative, @emmaswanchoosesyou

Emma Swan just wants to write the follow-up to her bestselling debut novel, that’s all. But when she gets off to a rough start with her new editor, Killian Jones, she knows it’s not going according to plan. Then, an unexpected figure from Emma’s past reappears and life begins to mirror the crime thriller she’s penning. Suspicion and secrets abound–but love might too. Writer/editor AU with a thriller twist.

Drowning is Too Late to Learn, @accio-ambition

Bouncing around with her son for the majority of her life, Emma Swan has told herself she’s happy in the city. It’s where the most camera operating jobs are, and that’s how she makes her money. But when an old friend calls her and asks for her help on a new project in small town Maine, Emma finds herself in a place she’s never been with people she doesn’t know filming a profession she knows nothing about. But with the captain of the ship she’s filming begins taking a keen interest in her and her life, she finds herself wondering whether she might just catch something other than fish. Deadliest Catch AU

A Wing and a Prayer, @xhookswenchx

Killian has searched all corners of the realm for centuries looking for the magical object that will end the curse placed on his kingdom. What he finds is a reluctant ally in the form of a fiery Princess Emma. He quickly discovers that Emma has an agenda of her own, and the two strike a deal that they hope will save both their kingdoms.

Wait for the Moonrise, @lifeinahole27

Emma doesn’t remember who she was before she was found in the woods, but she knows that she has a few close friends, a good job, and a loyal cat that greets her every day when she gets home from work. What she doesn’t know, however, is that her past is about to catch up to her in the strangest of ways. She learns quickly that not everything is as it seems, not even her cat.

Walk Beside Me, @beardetective

When Emma Swan’s friend group gets a new addition, Emma’s not sure what to think about the smooth-talking, dog-loving Killian Jones. Especially when he’s funny and nice and determined to spend time with her.

I Thee Wed, @justanotherwannabeclassic

Once upon a time, Princess Emma and Lieutenant Killian Jones stole away into the dark of the night to elope. In the morning light, however, they must face the repercussions of their actions before they can live their “happily ever after.” This is where their story begins…

Arrangements, @a-fictional-life

A princess needs a husband, even in a land where suitors are scarce.

If One Only Remembers to Turn on the Light, @this-too-too-sullied-flesh 

Every week, Killian sells his wares at the farmer’s market, and every week, he sees Her. One day they meet–through well-meant, meddling matchmakers, of course–and Killian realizes that there is much more to the beautiful Emma Swan than he’d first thought. Alternate Universe.

Fix you, @1handedpiratewithadrinkingprob

Emma is a nurse on the med surg floor of her hospital when she meets Killian, a patient recovering from surgery following a traumatic hand injury. With a long road to recovery and a few too many over time shifts, Emma and Killian learn to heal together. Modern/ hospital AU.

If the Stars Align, @swanslieutenant

Danger lurks around every corner in the French court and as a Musketeer in service of the royal family, Killian’s duty is to protect them from any and all threats. As his relationship with Queen Emma develops into something more than just friendship, threats against the queen escalate and place everything they both hold dear into jeopardy.

Fish out of Water,  Sassysazzles

Modern!AU Captain Swan. Hiding from her past, Emma finds a job working for a simple Fishmonger in a small town in Maine. Running away leads Emma to right where she belongs…even if it’s a little fishy.

Something like you love me, @kittennharington

Emma decides the best way to get Mary Margaret off her back about Walsh is to say she already has a boyfriend. Except she doesn’t. That’s where Killian comes in. Fake!Engagement fic.

Fairytale of New York,  @artistic-writer

An AU elsewhere fic based in New York. Emma Swan and her best friend Mary Margaret “Snow” Blanchard are ready for a change. After Mary Margaret gets offered a new job at a school in Manhatten, Emma decides to go with her. She takes a job in a traditional, mom and pop diner called Granny’s and soon both of them are finding love in the most unlikely of places.

The Promise, @flslp87

Killian and Emma, two souls destined to be one. Come along on their journey of True Love, filled with romance, passion, and challenges as they fight for their Happy Beginning in The Promise.

Brotherly Love

Requested by anon
Pairing: (Your choice character) x Reader, Brother Lip x (sister/brother) reader
Warnings: Cussing, two angry Gallagher’s, the usual, and a punch
Description: You started dating and your older brother Lip doesn’t like it
(A/N): this is ridiculous but I hope you like it anyways. it’s also shorter than what I usually do. It’s legit taken me weeks to figure out what I was gonna do with this one so I’m sorry. 


Originally posted by hayatahatiira

Since you were a Gallagher, that mean love didn’t come easy. But somehow you found that one perfect person that knew you so well. They were your best friend and you couldn’t love anyone else. But, you hadn’t really ever dated before, and when it came to your family… They were so protective over you, that they knew if you started dating that it would be like everyone else’s relationship.

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hey @notoriouswitch / @dazzlingfeline, when i drunkenly commissioned you, i felt bad for only being able to give you half the price of your theme- –   even though i requested the theme in its current state, you insisted you would add the pop ups for no charge. i agreed.  i paid you because you made it pressing, as if the theme was just about to be finished. 

however, 3+ weeks after i commissioned you, you still didn’t finish, and you pretty much ghosted on me – not IMing me with updates or anything, despite me having paid you $17.89 for my theme already. 

so i approached you and asked for my money back, which was a week ago. you said you were going to at the time. i just want my money back, which i haven’t recieved, and i would appreciate if you wouldn’t scam me or anyone else.



i’m not sure if anyone else has had any problems with this user, but i’ve definitely learned my lesson about commissioning. 

Things Asiaboos Usually Do:

Asiaboo- A person who has an obsession with (normally) East Asia, going as far as wanting to be Asian and appropriating Asian culture. Other names for asiaboos are weeaboos (people obsessed with Japan), koreaboos (people obsessed with Korea) and chinaboos (people obsessed with China). An asiaboo can also be called someone with ‘yellow fever’ as a synonym. Asiaboos are also not always a specific race, even though the majority of asiaboos are white. Other POC (people of colour) can still be asiaboos, but are less likely to be one as they have more respect of other cultures and they understand first hand discrimination and fetishisation.

[Just a PSA: in the following paragraphs only Korea, Japan, China and India will be mentioned. This is no meant to cause offense to other Asians, it is meant to show how ignorant and unwilling asiaboos are to other Asian countries that aren’t Korea, Japan, China and India. The countries names can easily be replaced with any other Asian country. Also Trigger Warning: slurs towards Asians will be used but censored.]

Disclaimer: all the events that asiaboos ‘might do’ I (asian-asf) have witnessed first hand.

-Asiaboos do not care for actual Asian culture. Instead they care for the romanticised version: whether it be Korean boys professing their love dramatically, Japanese school uniforms and senpai-kouhai relationships or dramatic Bollywood-style scenes of (again) love. They do not care for the history of Asian countries or actual culture. They do not care about the discrimination Asian people receive.

-When it comes to discrimination towards Asians, asiaboos are uncannily silent. They want to be us, but they don’t want to be treated like us. When witnessing racism towards Asians, they say nothing, and laugh it off. When called out, they will say “Of course I stand up for Asians! I have Korean oppas/ watch anime/ like Bollywood dancing! I can’t be racist!!” but dearie, liking a specific part from a specific country does not excuse you for being racist. Doing ‘ch*nky eyes’ and then saying ‘I have oppas and unnies I’m not racist!!1!” still makes you racist. Liking the pop culture of a country that is not yours does not give you a free pass to be offensive and racist, and then you do not get to use said pop culture to protect yourself from people who call you out. As well as using Asian pop culture to your advantage, you are ignoring everything else that has happened to reach the current state of the pop culture. Ignoring the history means that you help to contribute to the erasure of history, and they make the culture into another consumable product for the Western world to enjoy. If you do not stand up and speak out about the racism you’ve just witnessed, you are aiding the racist. If you ‘love Japan’ but use ‘ew I look Asian’, you are being offensive. If you specifically trawl through Instagram looking for Asian internet friends, you are being offensive. Asia and Asian people are not your products. And most importantly, Asian culture is not yours to consume and be apart of.

-Now, I’m not saying its horrific if you have Chinese takeaway every Friday night, or if you go to YoSushi to have a meal with friends, or if you go to a Tandoori place as a treat for you and your family, but I am saying its disgusting if the same food you enjoy you also throw away as an insult, or you try to prove something. Quite frankly someone who’s a ‘curryface’ should go to the doctor and being able to use chopsticks does not mean you’re ‘basically Jackie Chan’. What, you love sushi? Does not make you Japanese. It does not give you a right to say “I’m so cultural” or “I’m practically Japanese inside”. Because you’re not.

-The thing is, quite simply, asiaboos think they have respect for Asian cultures, so they think it gives them leeway to act like its theirs. They have little respect for the people of that culture, or the history of that culture.

If you like South Korea, you still don’t get to compare North Korea to your parents midnight curfew.

If you like Japanese culture it does not give you a right to wear something that is not yours: ie, a kimono with or without Japanese makeup (which constitutes as yellowface, which a whole post will be written about later). It does not give you a right to incorporate ‘kawaii’ or ‘senpai notice me’ or ‘baka’ into every sentence that comes out of your mouth.

You like Chinese culture? Then don’t act like having ‘Chinese eyes’ is an insult.

You like Bollywood? That doesn’t give you a right to have a laugh by mocking the accent.

You like Thailand? Doesn’t mean you get to use the stereotype of Thai prostitutes as the butt of your (offensive) joke.

Next post to come: How To Not Be An Asiaboo.

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Captain Swan Aesthetic | Cops & Fake Dating AU // Your Case or Mine (CS FF)

Summary: Detective Emma Swan is one of Boston Homicide’s finest. Killian Jones is head of the FBI unit that swoops in to take jurisdiction when multiple homicides sharing similarities with Emma’s current case pop up out of state. But they’ll have to learn to work as a team to lure out their killer when they’re required to go undercover together…as a married couple.

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K-Pop Icons Girls' Generation Celebrates 10th Anniversary With 'Holiday' & 'All Night': Watch

Certain girl groups shape a generation, and few have had as much impact on the current state of K-pop as Girls’ Generation. Ten years since releasing the anthemic “Into the New World” on Aug. 2, 2007, the Girls commemorated their anniversary Friday (Aug. 4) with the celebratory release of brand-new music for the first time in two years.

The Girls’ sixth studio album Holiday Night contains 10 tracks, including the singles “Holiday” and “All Night.” Vibrant in their bubblegum pop styling, the two songs revel in the Girls and their long-lasting career through retro-tinged party music.

The timelessly peppy “Holiday” is a brassy summer song overflowing with bright funk elements and quirky synths, while “All Night,“ with its Auto-Tuned cutesy opening line of “I like to party,” is a lively nu-disco tune that feels like it was pulled straight from the ‘80s with thumping bass and twinkly electronic melody.

Like their best hits, the energetic, titular hooks of each single – “Ho-Ho-Holiday” and “All night” repeated three times in soaring unison – offer a taste of the earworm-style choruses that the Girls are best known for. The pair also offer an impressive display of the group’s diverse vocal colors, with the high notes and ad-libs of “Holiday” and the tempo changes of “All Night” allowing each woman a chance to shine.

Both “All Night” and “Holiday” are devoted testaments to Girls’ Generation’s longevity and bond with their fans: "I’m feeling good, I’ve been waiting for this day/ We meet again like that first time we met,” Taeyeon sings at the beginning of “Holiday,” a nod to the early days of their decade-spanning career, which is atypical for Korean girl groups. “Today is our holiday/ A wonderful day came that we’ve been waiting for a long time,” the Girls belt during the chorus.

Meanwhile, the group released a special documentary-style video for “All Night,” featuring the current eight members of Girls Generation – former member Jessica Jung departed the act in 2014 – reflecting on their career in mini-interviews. It ends with clips from the Girls’ early days, offering up a quick trip down memory lane of what is now one of K-pop’s most legendary acts.

Like their first single “Into the New World,” “All Night” was crafted by SM Entertainment in-house producer Kenzie, while “Holiday” features lyrics co-written by Girls’ Generation’s youngest member, Seohyun. She also wrote the lyrics for the sultry funk track “Sweet Talk,” while Yuri served as the lyricist for “It’s You,” or “Long-time Wish/Sone” in Korean, a mellow pop song with a sweet melody that recalls the Girls’ early sonic style and is dedicated to their loyal Sone fan army.

Holiday Night as a whole stands as a festive anniversary album that kicks off with the opening funk track “Girls Are Back,” announcing the return of the act two years after the release of their last album, 2015’s Lion Heart. The dramatic journey of “Fan,” also courtesy of Kenzie, rests beside the saccharine pop rock of “Only One,” which in turn leads into “One Last Time,” an evocative, R&B-inspired tune that features the Girls at their most expressive. “Love Is Bitter,” a jazzy song that would suit many a Broadway musical, and “Light Up the Sky,” a sweeping ballad, complete the track list.

Girls’ Generation was formed in 2007 by SM Entertainment and the then-nine-member act became the leaders of the industry in 2009 when “Gee” became the best-selling single in Korea that year. Over the years, they’ve flourished into one of the most prominent girl groups in Asia, and set genre trends with their flirty pop styling. A fan favorite throughout the globe, their 2013 electropop/hip-hop hybrid hit “I Got a Boy,” easily one of the most ingenious songs to come out of a girl group in the past decade, won the top honors at that year’s YouTube Music Awards.

Girls’ Generation is one of the few girl groups in K-pop history to reach the 10-year mark.

The digital version of Holiday NIght dropped on Friday, while the physical release will take place on Monday. Girls’ Generation will also hold a special “Holiday to Remember” concert in Seoul on Saturday to celebrate their anniversary with their fans.

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K-pop icons “Girls’ Generation” celebrate 10th anniversary with #Holiday & #AllNight

Certain girl groups shape a generation, and few have had as much impact on the current state of K-pop as Girls’ Generation. Ten years since releasing the anthemic “Into the New World” on Aug. 2, 2007, the Girls commemorated their anniversary Friday (Aug. 4) with the celebratory release of brand-new music for the first time in two years.

The Girls’ sixth studio album Holiday Night contains 10 tracks, including the singles “Holiday” and “All Night.” Vibrant in their bubblegum pop styling, the two songs revel in the Girls and their long-lasting career through retro-tinged party music.

The timelessly peppy “Holiday” is a brassy summer song overflowing with bright funk elements and quirky synths, while “All Night,“ with its Auto-Tuned cutesy opening line of “I like to party,” is a lively nu-disco tune that feels like it was pulled straight from the ‘80s with thumping bass and twinkly electronic melody.

Like their best hits, the energetic, titular hooks of each single – “Ho-Ho-Holiday” and “All night” repeated three times in soaring unison – offer a taste of the earworm-style choruses that the Girls are best known for. The pair also offer an impressive display of the group’s diverse vocal colors, with the high notes and ad-libs of “Holiday” and the tempo changes of “All Night” allowing each woman a chance to shine.

Both “All Night” and “Holiday” are devoted testaments to Girls’ Generation’s longevity and bond with their fans: "I’m feeling good, I’ve been waiting for this day/ We meet again like that first time we met,” Taeyeon sings at the beginning of “Holiday,” a nod to the early days of their decade-spanning career, which is atypical for Korean girl groups. “Today is our holiday/ A wonderful day came that we’ve been waiting for a long time,” the Girls belt during the chorus.

Meanwhile, the group released a special documentary-style video for “All Night,” featuring the current eight members of Girls Generation – former member Jessica Jung departed the act in 2014 – reflecting on their career in mini-interviews. It ends with clips from the Girls’ early days, offering up a quick trip down memory lane of what is now one of K-pop’s most legendary acts.

Like their first single “Into the New World,” “All Night” was crafted by SM Entertainment in-house producer Kenzie, while “Holiday” features lyrics co-written by Girls’ Generation’s youngest member, Seohyun. She also wrote the lyrics for the sultry funk track “Sweet Talk,” while Yuri served as the lyricist for “It’s You,” or “Long-time Wish/Sone” in Korean, a mellow pop song with a sweet melody that recalls the Girls’ early sonic style and is dedicated to their loyal Sone fan army.

Holiday Night as a whole stands as a festive anniversary album that kicks off with the opening funk track “Girls Are Back,” announcing the return of the act two years after the release of their last album, 2015’s Lion Heart. The dramatic journey of “Fan,” also courtesy of Kenzie, rests beside the saccharine pop rock of “Only One,” which in turn leads into “One Last Time,” an evocative, R&B-inspired tune that features the Girls at their most expressive. “Love Is Bitter,” a jazzy song that would suit many a Broadway musical, and “Light Up the Sky,” a sweeping ballad, complete the track list.

Girls’ Generation was formed in 2007 by SM Entertainment and the then-nine-member act became the leaders of the industry in 2009 when “Gee” became the best-selling single in Korea that year. Over the years, they’ve flourished into one of the most prominent girl groups in Asia, and set genre trends with their flirty pop styling. A fan favorite throughout the globe, their 2013 electropop/hip-hop hybrid hit “I Got a Boy,” easily one of the most ingenious songs to come out of a girl group in the past decade, won the top honors at that year’s YouTube Music Awards.

Girls’ Generation is one of the few girl groups in K-pop history to reach the 10-year mark.

The digital version of Holiday NIght dropped on Friday, while the physical release will take place on Monday. Girls’ Generation will also hold a special “Holiday to Remember” concert in Seoul on Saturday to celebrate their anniversary with their fans.

source: Billboard