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Never trust free fruit
And the worry cracks a fracture from your hip to your chest
Ru - 20 - British - writer - law and politics student - Christian - liberal - feminist - demi-bisexual - INFP - fangirl - bookworm - gamer -Whovian - Water Tribe - Ravenclaw - King's Musketeer - Dearie - Rumbelle War Veteran - Swanfire - Doctor/Rose - Jeff/Annie - Annamis

Lover of things small, dark, quiet and messy
I need an OUAT Baywatch AU because of this swimsuit

I need an OUAT Baywatch AU because of this swimsuit

  #ouat    #regina mills    #once upon a time  
Is it wrong that the reason I'm so excited for Elsa showing up on the show is because I know A & E are going to screw it up big time. People are not going to like that and maybe it will be enough for the network to take it out of their hands...or at the very least put the show out of it's misery.


TBH I’m looking forward to watching them go toe-to-toe with Disney. No WAY is the mothership going to allow OUAT to turn Elsa into an entity any less marketable than she is now. Frozen is (I think?) their highest grossing movie to date? It’s also the zeitgeist and millions of little girls are spending millions of dollars on Elsa costumes, dolls, CDs and other merchandise. I’m super surprised they’re letting any element of her image be put into OUAT considering its track record with re-interpreting characters and when they do villains they go big bad and scary.

If she’s a new hero-ish character with a complex story arc like in the movie they have a chance, and it could be really interesting if they do it right (come on show get it together pleaase). Disney could re-invigorate the Elsa trend before it even really started to wane and get a boost off of it, IF IT IS DONE RIGHT. I’d also love to see another girl with powers bonding with Emma and having Emma become Anna. Anna was Emma’s original name in the pilot script, and Emma spends most of her time having to have other people believe in her to do good things. I’d love to see her arc be believing in someone else, learning at last from Henry, and it’d work alongside Regina being her big bad self again.

If she’s their new villain and she starts killing people, threatening our heroes, or being painted as a bad guy? A&E are gonna get their asses kicked by the Disney mothership for endangering even a penny of their hard-earned merchandise profits. A&E will want to make Elsa a villain, and if even one kid gets scared of what they turn her into then that’s the ballgame, we’re all going home.

If we don’t get the former, which’d be sad cause I want Emma to form real non-family friendships so badly at this point, the I’m just looking forward to the watered-down confused clusterfuck that always ensues from them changing their plans last minute. This’ll be a doozy. I don’t however really want the show cancelled. I’m still mad as HELL about some of the shit they’ve pulled, but I still love it as a whole and the people I’ve met in fandom and I’d be sad if it ended.

(my utopic vision is that the only really good Elsa episode is written by Jane, and by some miracle Disney look at it all and just hand the reins to her and let A&E be consultants. All hail Queen Jane)

  #ouat    #meta    #ouat thinky thoughts    #life-and-other-lies  

Somehow I’ve ended up with Rumple and Emma broship fic. I have law to revise, exercise to do, and a novel to finish, and I said I was mostly done with OUAT fic.

And here I am, writing Rumple and Emma at the end of it all getting drunk at Granny’s.

  #ouat    #ouat fic  

In defense of the Rumbelle proposal

tinuviel-undomiel:

rufeepeach:

Hear me out.

Okay so in regards to the proposal/lying/trust thing, I actually liked this plot point. I actually thought the breach of trust went both ways: Belle basically ransomed Rumple’s freedom to save Zelena, the woman who tortured him and murdered his son. Rumple then reacted in kind. It’s a really good analogy of why their relationship is actually interesting when the zomfg dramaz aren’t keeping them physically separated: she expects him to be far more noble than he actually can or even should be, and he cares too much about her opinion of him - and loves her too blindly - to be able to straight-up reason with her.

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You made some very good points and I agree with a lot of them. I wish more people were as rational as you. Was it a bad proposal? Yes. Will this have a bad reaction from Belle? No shit. Is this end of Rumbelle? No. This is only the start.

I have felt actually a bit let down by the lack of complexity some of the writing - not the acting cause holy shit lemme find my shrine to Bobby and Emilie, but the plotting and writing - have leant Rumbelle a lot of the time. This isn’t Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, this is a really complicated relationship between two people who, if I’m honest, shouldn’t be married yet without a long-overdue conversation. 

Belle doesn’t need to lay down the law so much as they both need to work out some clear mutually-beneficial ground rules.

  #ouat spoilers    #ouat    #rumbelle  

In defense of the Rumbelle proposal

Hear me out.

Okay so in regards to the proposal/lying/trust thing, I actually liked this plot point. I actually thought the breach of trust went both ways: Belle basically ransomed Rumple’s freedom to save Zelena, the woman who tortured him and murdered his son. Rumple then reacted in kind. It’s a really good analogy of why their relationship is actually interesting when the zomfg dramaz aren’t keeping them physically separated: she expects him to be far more noble than he actually can or even should be, and he cares too much about her opinion of him - and loves her too blindly - to be able to straight-up reason with her.

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  #ouat spoilers    #ouat    #rumbelle    #Rumplestiltskin    #belle french    #spoilers    #ouat thinky thoughts    #meta  

fromtheashess:

capricornicis:

It seems like there are a lot of people dropping OUAT after this last episode.

Its almost like killing Neal Cassidy was a bad idea. 

So shocking that killing the character who is central to the mythology and so important to numerous main characters would make people say fuck this.

  #ikr    #shockerrr    #ouat  

marquesadesantos:

rufeepeach:

marquesadesantos:

no, but seriously, why are the “allies” out there not as upset over the death of countless non-white passing POC?  the only recurring POC that haven’t been killed or written out look and pass as white.

seriously.

i’ve seen this very fandom, and i could name names and if you ask, hell yeah i’ll out the racist jerkfaces, get mad when people tried to start petitions about the disturbing OUAT tendency to kill off and write out POC.

and they wrote out their one queer character, too.

all the regulars, aside from lana, are white.  and lana’s white passing.

but all of a sudden, neal dies.  and yeah it was bad writing.  and yeah it sucks. but everyone is all, oh, i might not agree but i will be respectful of your wishes to start a petition.

but how dare you want to start one that demands the producers be more inclusive.

wtf fandom?

Okay let me tell you a thing.

It’s not okay for people to just blankly dismiss the lack of POC on Once. I believe you when you say there’re people who didn’t want to start a petition or who even got defensive about it, I’m not defending that. Just clearing that up first.

Neal’s death can’t and shouldn’t be treated as on par with that ok? 

Oppression is awful. I am queer, disabled, mentally ill, and female. I know oppression is awful. Writing off Mulan pissed me off, as did the one-note wonder that was the gorgeous Lancelot we had. Their tendency to write off side characters IN GENERAL, and especially the few minority ones, is hurtful, and needs to be addressed.

Do you want to know why that and Neal’s death are like comparing apples and oranges? Because it’s a goddamn television show, not a political manifesto. We’re upset because it feels like a friend died. Would you tell me that great, you now have room for more poc/gay/disabled friends if a white, straight, male friend was murdered right in front of me?

Neal was a regular, he was Henry’s father, arguably the love of Emma’s life, Rumplestiltskin’s son, the reason for the Curse, and a lot of other things to a lot of other people. We had a connection to him before we even met him. And he was never anything but good and sweet and kind, and he did so much for so many people, and his death was pointless and cruel and deeply hurt two characters - Emma and Rumple - on a massively relatable and devastating emotional level.

It’s totes okay to be angry Neal died.

I’m not saying it’s not.

But do you know what it feels like as a POC to see your brothers and sisters slaughtered and disregarded on tv every day? Killed. For no reason.

Yeah. It sucks that Neal died. Yeah he was an important part of the whole fucking show.

But you know what? POC are important too, and I’m pissed beyond reason that the so called allies who tell me and mine to shut up were silent when that petition happened and are moaning now.

I have a right to be upset.

It’s not a political manifesto. So why are my people being treated to media genocide?

You have a right to be upset. You don’t have a right to attack other people for being upset about what upsets them. You have a right to be angry, you don’t have a right to go on such a blind offensive and hurt others in the process.

Do you know what it feels like to read a post like that when Neal’s death triggered a depressive spiral, and suddenly feel like complete shit just for feeling something? If you have a right to be upset at some people having different priorities then so do I.

No one’s telling you to shut up and be silent, but at the same time freedom of speech and the right to be angry do not give you the right to hurt people who haven’t done anything but feel something you yourself have said is justified.

It’s a television show. It is designed to inspire emotion. People were hurt and angry when Neal died. 

Once doesn’t have enough POC characters and they kill off way too many people of all races because of lazy writing. Comparing one to the other makes very little sense, doesn’t make a particularly useful point, and has the potential to alienate and hurt a lot of people.

  #ouat    #politics  

marquesadesantos:

no, but seriously, why are the “allies” out there not as upset over the death of countless non-white passing POC?  the only recurring POC that haven’t been killed or written out look and pass as white.

seriously.

i’ve seen this very fandom, and i could name names and if you ask, hell yeah i’ll out the racist jerkfaces, get mad when people tried to start petitions about the disturbing OUAT tendency to kill off and write out POC.

and they wrote out their one queer character, too.

all the regulars, aside from lana, are white.  and lana’s white passing.

but all of a sudden, neal dies.  and yeah it was bad writing.  and yeah it sucks. but everyone is all, oh, i might not agree but i will be respectful of your wishes to start a petition.

but how dare you want to start one that demands the producers be more inclusive.

wtf fandom?

Okay let me tell you a thing.

It’s not okay for people to just blankly dismiss the lack of POC on Once. I believe you when you say there’re people who didn’t want to start a petition or who even got defensive about it, I’m not defending that. Just clearing that up first.

Neal’s death can’t and shouldn’t be treated as on par with that ok? 

Oppression is awful. I am queer, disabled, mentally ill, and female. I know oppression is awful. Writing off Mulan pissed me off, as did the one-note wonder that was the gorgeous Lancelot we had. Their tendency to write off side characters IN GENERAL, and especially the few minority ones, is hurtful, and needs to be addressed.

Do you want to know why that and Neal’s death are like comparing apples and oranges? Because it’s a goddamn television show, not a political manifesto. We’re upset because it feels like a friend died. Would you tell me that great, you now have room for more poc/gay/disabled friends if a white, straight, male friend was murdered right in front of me?

Neal was a regular, he was Henry’s father, arguably the love of Emma’s life, Rumplestiltskin’s son, the reason for the Curse, and a lot of other things to a lot of other people. We had a connection to him before we even met him. And he was never anything but good and sweet and kind, and he did so much for so many people, and his death was pointless and cruel and deeply hurt two characters - Emma and Rumple - on a massively relatable and devastating emotional level.

People aren’t more angry because he was white, straight, able-bodied and male. People are more angry because he mattered more to this story that the show was meant to be telling. Because he was given the shittiest life known to man and he was still good and kind and brave and hopeful, and on a show where “never give up hope” and “believe in happy endings” are essentially the tagline, killing him off in one episode with no build-up and for no good reason feels like a betrayal of everything I and many other fans have supported about the show. He sat at the very core of everything this show was about, and killing him off was basically a massive fuck you to a fanbase that has doggedly supported this show despite a lot of bullshit.

Don’t tell me I can’t feel how I feel, how a work of fiction I have adored and followed and got emotionally invested in has made me feel, because the character in question happens to be privileged. Don’t you even dare.

  #politics    #i'm sorry rae ilu    #ouat    #meta    #breaking relative radio silence    #because Neal's death upset me on a deep emotional level    #and this shit isn't ok  

CAN ANYONE GIVE ME AN OUAT LINK?

  #ouat    #once upon a time  

Title: Summer’s In The Air (and baby, heaven’s in your eyes) 
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Mr Gold steals little Lacey French away from Homecoming; they have their own celebration. Sequel to Swinging In The Back Yard.

A/N: a long-awaited Golden Lace gift for the lovely wonderwoundedhearers; your move Cottontail :P

  #golden lace    #Rumpelstiltskin    #belle french    #lacey french    #rumbelle fic    #rumbelle    #writing    #ouat    #once upon a time    #fanfiction    #fic: swinging in the back yard    #fic: summer's in the air  

"Hey, look, I got money-"

"No you don’t, and if you did you should send it home to your wife, and take care of your family."

Because Emma’s been the woman whose man has skipped town with the money, and is left completely broke with a baby. There’s a reason she hunts down men who run out and leave their families destitute.

  #ouat    #once upon a time    #emma swan    #ouat rewatch  

Emma Swan’s Love Interests

(or why from now on her daddy should vet her suitors)

In canon:

In fanon:

  #ouat    #once upon a time    #emma swan  

I LOVE THIS FUCKING SHOW

  #YES I DO    #OUAT  

"I want my father back you son of a bitch"

Rumpelstiltskin and Peter Pan vs Inigo Montoya and The Six Fingered Man

Both boys lost their fathers and grew up alone; both ended up stabbing the monsters who took their fathers away from them. I gave myself feels.

  #rumpelstiltskin    #peter pan    #inigo montoya    #the princess bride    #ouat    #once upon a time    #meta  
Sleeping Warrior, law school AU


Aurora made it a point to befriend everyone in her law school class.

It was a very small group doing this particular program - FTL College’s fast-track law program was very selective, and only thirty applicants had made the cut - and so it had not been hard to get to know, one by one, her classmates. She’d learned that Mary Margaret wanted to lecture and that her best friend Emma was hoping to become a DA. She stayed away from Killian Jones and Cora Mills, who both had ‘unscrupulous politician’ written all over them, but she still smiled at them in the hallways.

It was a good idea to be well-liked. It meant that when competition arose it wouldn’t get personal.

The only girl in the class she’d made no headway at all with was a Chinese student, whom Aurora had gathered had never left her homeland until now. She’d made overtures - invited her to sit at lunch, tried to make conversation between classes - but Mulan Fa just looked at her with her dark eyes and gave hard, dismissive answers.

So Aurora put it down to the language barrier - although Mulan’s English was damn near flawless - or perhaps a cultural thing, and moved on.

But as the semester wore on, she could feel Mulan’s eyes on her more and more often. It was hard to give a presentation on the tort of negligence, or to answer a question on the persuasiveness of cases from other jurisdictions, with that unwavering gaze on her. Mulan’s eyes were always narrowed, speculatively: Aurora wondered what the other woman could be thinking behind those deep, dark eyes.

"What is your problem?" she demanded, at last, after a particularly difficult criminal law seminar. "Do I have a zit or something?"

"I don’t know what you mean," Mulan said, and she clearly wasn’t referring to English being her second language.

"I mean with the staring," Aurora snapped. "You’re… you’re always watching me. What’s your problem?"

"I just…" Mulan shook her head, "I don’t understand."

"The seminar work?" Aurora frowned, "I think Professor Blue’s still in there if you want to have a word-"

"No," Mulan shook her head, "The work is okay. I mean you. I don’t understand… you."

"Me?" Aurora frowned, perplexed.

"I don’t understand how you survive here," Mulan shook her head, "Or why. I mean your father is clearly very wealthy… and you’re beautiful and kind. You don’t need this."

"I want this," Aurora said, halfway between gentle and harsh. On the one hand, it was high praise indeed to be called ‘beautiful and kind’. On the other, she was stung by the reference to her relative wealth, and the insinuation that she didn’t belong at FTL. "I have as much right as anyone else."

"I… didn’t mean that," Mulan shook her head, her long hair coming loose from her low ponytail and falling into her face. Aurora had the absurd urge to push it back for her. "I just mean that you stand out. You shine like a star, and I don’t understand why you insist on hiding it here when you could be out there."

Aurora wanted to stay annoyed, truly she did. But the compliment had brought a rush of warmth to her cheeks and a little knot to her throat, and she couldn’t think of what more to say.

"Do you… want to go get a coffee?" she asked, tentatively.

Mulan’s eyes shot to hers, and there was something in there that had been hidden before, something very warm that made Aurora warm too. What in God’s name was happening here? 

"Yes," Mulan nodded, tentatively, "I’d… I’d like that."

  #sleeping warrior    #whereismygarden    #mulan    #aurora    #ouat    #mini AUs