Anonymous asked: I feel like if OQ had been well-developed and less OOC-omg-hi-lets-make-out-bc-tattoo, I would have actually liked it... So on top of the fact that it's just incredibly strange right now, I feel like there's a lot of wasted potential for what could have been an interesting relationship, and that drives me insane, especially since I mainly watch the show for Regina at this point. I just wanted to know if any of you share these sentiments or if you're entirely against it...?


We are entirely, completely and utterly against it – for the exact reasons you just listed, dear Anon. For some inexplicable reason they decided to pull this story out of their asses two (and a half?) years into the show’s run, and pace it like it is going to end tomorrow. Not to mention Regina Mills’ painfully glaring OOC-ness (don’t know about you, but I found myself wondering “yeah lady, you look bewitchingly good and your voice is sexy as hell, but that’s about where similarities with my favourite OuaT character end“ way too often during this season), combined with plotholes that make this once great show worse than Swiss cheese, as well as massive retconning incidents that are starting to be IQ-insulting. All tools used to make these romances (OQ and CS) work? Well, the ratings are telling enough, had they enough brain to get over their hubris and admit that it is now evident that it was never romances that got people hooked onto their show, back in S1. It was characters.

While yes, this one could have been good. We have written here at length about reasons why (retconning, ridiculously warped pacing, as well as a horrendously atrocious casting choice - aside) the two of them were/are basically incompatible. But had they constructed it all a little differently (like a little a lot) and had they developed him (giving him background, depth and a character that he sorely lacks - being simply lazily copy/pasted from old lore, as they obviously expected us to accept him as just who/what he is?) and introduced the two of them like, I don’t know - maybe in the beginning, two years ago - if nothing, than to show us the soulmate thing instead of telling it via fairydust and instant family? Then they would’ve had all the time in the world to make it organic and credible - by of course showing (instead of I dunno, shoving?) it. Could’ve started by toying with that animosity/enemies/attraction thing (giving it purpose, and actual dynamic via sparks, not spittle), then deepening their connection into something more profound (like I don’t know - building understanding, trust and respect) and maybe even need (why they’d actually be complementing each other, like - needing family, and home?) and yeah, THEN maybe they could do the “omg, soulmates!” thing. You know, not unlike how they’ve steadfastly been developing her ‘relationship’ (from whichever standpoint you look at it) with Emma friggin’ Swan?

(But yeah, yeah, that was unintentional. Because they can’t seem to intentionally write a good, plausible and from a female perspective non-insulting romance, to save their lives? But I digress. Apologies.)

So to answer your question, I can’t speak for all of my blog-partners here (and to be honest, for the same reasons listed above some of them would probably tell you that there already is a background developed for Regina’s possible romance, and it started with “I found my real mom!”, and due to it being the only organic (non)romance in this show, can you blame them?) but I personally would’ve been very much open to it. Hell, yes. Because for all intents and purposes, Robin Hood should/could/would have been a great addition to the character list in general, not just as a LI. Personally, I do ship Regina ‘with happiness’ (yeah, I’m the one that writes those militant “Regina’s happiness is her son, and I’d be happiest to see her as a distinguished old lady in an epilogue, sitting under her apple tree and reading fairytales to a pile of her teeny grandchilren” posts :) but NOT at the cost of her…everything else, really. Choice, integrity and basic personality.

Had they actually planned this romance from the get go of course, and gave it an actual chance. Instead of making us all scratch our heads in an ”ok, if he’s not shady and there isn’t that trust/betrayal twist, and he’s just that, a silly, bland LI - soooo… doesn’t she deserve better after all this time?” and wondering if it’s their sheer arrogance, or pandering to (what they chose as) target audience for the ratings - that’s making them oblivious to the drastic quality-writing drop? And as you pointed out, ultimately - all that wasted potential.

So it all goes into the coulda, woulda, shoulda territory now. Unfortunately.

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"Flawless characters don’t exis-"


Winston > Everything


I don’t think I will ever be able to can ever again.


I don’t think I will ever be able to can ever again.

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"Insane isn’t really black or white. We’re all pathological in our own way…"

elegance, intelligence, insanity. and excellent execution. i love this show. and i love mads.

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Yes, Mads. Same here.

Yes, Mads. Same here.

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Make me choose | Sarah Paulson or Lily Rabe

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The moment when my brother asked me why "the gay pirate keeps following the blonde lesbian around when her ex is the one with the magic?".

This, ladies and gentleman, is how I died.


Omfg priceless


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The two admins of this blog were talking recently along with a few other fans about how there were (almost) none Swan Queen drawings entered for the recent #OnceFanArtFridays.

I took a look at all the finalists, runner-ups and winners and this is the result:

Hook (on a swan boat)
SwanMillsFamily (with Pan)
Captain Swan

Runner up
Darth Vader
Captain Swan
Captain Swan
ensemble pic
Captain Swan

So out of 15 #FanArtFridays CS/Hook has been either winner or runner-up 8 times (if you count the ensemble pic 9 times) and no one else comes even close.
Among the finalists (apart from the winners or runner-ups in the list above) were exactly two (!!) Swan Queen drawings and those could be argued to “just” be Emma/Regina, not explicitly Swan Queen. Other than that there were 3 entries featuring Emma, Regina plus other characters like Snow, Charming or Belle.

We don’t know if the Swan Queen artists don’t send in drawings because they don’t get chosen anyway or if the artists for some reason don’t dare to send in their Swan Queen drawings. Anyway, we want to change that so A&E at least have the possibility to chose and don’t have to take other drawings simply because they lack alternatives.

So we ask you to flood them this week with Swan Queen art on twitter using the hashtag #OnceFanArtFriday.

If you don’t have a twitter account or for some reason don’t want to use yours, send us a message and we’d be happy to turn in your drawing while fully crediting you of course.

If you have any ideas on how to get Swen to participate more in #FanArtFriday please let us know we are happy to help in any way we can.

Please spread the word and send in your art, it doesn’t matter if it is Swan Queen or Swan Mills Family; anything to represent our fandom is great!

P.S.: As this is a secondary blog we sometimes receive your messages a few hours later than you send them so don’t worry if we don’t immediately reply.

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don’t be an asshole

In fact, please try to be extra nice. I always make sure to review especially the stories that get few reviews, because most oftentimes I’ll get a reply that says: “Thanks so much, I was actually about to give up on this but now I have some motivation again.” 

So it’s really worth it to leave a comment. You make someone happy AND increase the chance of getting more of that fic you like.


*looks over to society* No, we’re good.


*looks over to society* No, we’re good.

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  1. Kiss like you mean it.
  2. Remember their birthday, every year.
  3. Make them feel special, even on a monday night with a forecast of rain.
  4. Befriend their Mom, she will tell you stories that no one else can.
  5. Order each other food at restaurants, just to try something new.
  6. Shower together, you may learn to love your body, by seeing the desire and passion in your partners eyes.
  7. Leave notes when you go out for the day, it will make you feel safe.
  8. Watch the Breakfast Club, and pump up your fist in the end, even if it only happens once.
  9. Care for each other when sick, soup is the easiest thing to make.
  10. Make chocolate covered strawberries in summer simply because you can.
  11. Go fishing with their Dad, and listen to what he has to say, even if he may have trouble saying it.
  12. Give each other little presents, even if its just a rose on friday the 13th.
  13. Get angry, but forgive.
  14. Love, love with all you’ve got.

— 14 things to remember in a relationship (via hollowfawn)

Numbers 4 and 11 are hilarious. Seriously, not gonna happen.

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