I am not watching 6x21/22 until tomorrow, but before tonight I wanted to have a few words for all my shipmates and give this little gift to all of you. In this 5 years I have formed part of the fandom I have read great metas, seen wonderful gifsets (I learned to make gifs only because of CS!), and most important: I met wonderful people.
Some of you will not be back for season 7. These are many reasons, but I believe Jen leaving hit us all very hard. For you I wish the best, but I hope you continue part of the fandom at least a little, and you are always free to come to my blog, say “hi” and ask me for a gifset ;)
For the shipmates, like me, that will watch season 7 (in my case because I love Colin): I am so happy we will still be together in this new journey!
To all: Captain Swan, Emma and Killian, and all the characters of this show formed an important part of my life, and helped me in very difficult times. Captain Swan was really the most beautiful and magical ship ever and I believe this shared love will unite us for a long time.
“Look, Sherlock this is the biggest and most important day of my life.” “Well…” “No, it is, it is, and I want to be up there with the two people that I love and care about most in the world.” “Yes.” “So, Mary Morstan…” “Yes” “…And…you.”
So I feel the need to make a gifset and share why this little moment is one of my absolute favorites. I just really love it because Emma asked Hook if he thought she could save Henry. We know Emma isn’t the type of person who asks support from people. All her life she learned only to rely on herself, never needing anyone or anyone’s encouragement, because no one was there to give it anyway.
I believe though that when it comes to the things that are most important in your life, (and for her here it’s saving her son) your greatest fears and insecurities will come out and you will reach a point when you will start to doubt yourself. It’s normal, it happens, it’s what makes us human. And there is nothing wrong with needing someone to reassure you that you can do it. I love her relationship with Hook because she can share her deepest fears and insecurities with him.
She relies on him and here’s the thing, I hate it when some people say that Emma has become less of a badass and strong woman because of her moments of vulnerability with Hook. She is still the badass Emma that we know. This does not make her weak, it makes her REAL. And when I say real, I mean I hate the kind of mentality that you’re either one or the other, and strength and vulnerability cannot both exist in one person, because it can and it does in Emma Swan. And we see it especially when she is around Hook, It’s only when she’s with him that we see the whole Emma.
I also believe that it takes a quiet sort of bravery to open yourself up to a person, because you’re giving the person power to affect your life in a way that is significant to you. And I like to think that the courage to ask him, was borne out of the feeling deep inside her that she is safe with him, that he will give her the words that she needs to hear. Because that is who he is in her life - the person who lifts her up, makes her feel good, and carries her burdens with her, just by being there, just by being himself.
I cry that finally Emma has that person in her life. And I’m so happy that that person is someone who sees in Emma all the beauty, all the strength, and all the magic in the world. And he just wants to let Emma see herself the way he sees her.
UGGHH these two. Do you see why this relationship is SOOO IMPORTANT TO ME
“Nobody’s saying our neighborhood is the Garden of Eden. Hell, some people say God avoids this place altogether, but it’s been a good home to us, to me and my kids, who I’m proud of, ‘cause every single one of them reminds me a little bit of me. Fiona, my rock, huge help. Has all the best qualities of her mother, except she’s not a raging psycho bitch. Lip, smart as a whip. Straight A’s and the honor roll. Boy’s definitely going somewhere. Ian, industrious, conscientious, ambitious, incredible work ethic. Don’t have a clue where he got that from. Wants to be a paratrooper, knows how to disembowel an enemy with a roll of dimes and an old gym sock. Carl…uh, I don’t really know that much about Carl. Oh, loves animals. Always dragging home some poor stray he found, taking them up to his room. Ah, Debbie. Sent by God, total angel. Raises money for UNICEF year-round, some of which she actually turns in! Liam, going to be a star. I’m no biologist, but he looks a little bit like my first sponsor. He and the ex were close. Kev and Veronica, fantastic neighbors.There’s nothing they won’t do for each other. Or to each other. I never realized how little sex I was having till V and Kev moved next door. And me, Frank Gallagher, father, teacher, mentor, captain of our little ship. We may not have much, but all of us knows the most important thing in this life. We know how to fucking party!”
as you may have seen, there are some opinions floating around about how phil is not on fire 6 was ingenuine and the term “queer baiting” was brought up among other things (though what i’m focusing on are the claims of it being ingenuine and the queer baiting). while i understand where these opinions are coming from, i strongly disagree and i want to explain why i feel that way. please know that i respect the opinions that differ from mine and this is not at all an attack on the people who feel this way. i’d also like to point out that my opinion does, in part, contain speculation, and while i don’t think this discredits what i have to say (as the other opinions i am responding to contained speculation), keep in mind that this is simply what i think to be true and that doesn’t mean that those thoughts actually hold any truth to them.
instead of a big gifset i just want to post my favorite picture of Gaga. This picture left me completely breathless when I first saw it. Happy birthday to one of the most important people in my life. You have given me strength I didnt believe I had and inspiration to achieve goals I never would have dreamed.