Your lack of watching OUAT while shipping the Swan Queen is genuinely one of the most excellent things on my dash at the moment. (The not watching is also a really, really sensible move...)
*CLAWS FACE OFF* I AM GLAD MY TORMENT AMUSES YOU, ANON ;)
Ugh that fucking show. I think what kills me the most is just how amazing it COULD be? Because when you strip away the fact that the continuity is on meth and every single character is related to one another it is such a fantastic premise, there are some AMAZING characters and relationships, and the casting is good (if really, stupidly white, like…come on ppl).
I mean, come ON, if you ignore gender, its a show about how “Evil” isn’t born it’s created in a cycle of violence and manipulation; its a show where the “Savior” is a reluctant, scarred hero who struggles all the time to do what’s right, and where the physical manifestations of “good” and “evil” have more in common than any other characters. Its fucking genius really.
But my Xena the issues. From gagging heteronormativity to the discourses that biology is the only thing that makes a ‘real’ family, to unequal treatment of “villains” narratives. Plus you know, the continuity is on meth (not even Once, kids…see what I did there? Ha ha. Shut up it was funny).
Anyway yes. I now *ahem the episodes and basically fast forward past any scene that doesn’t involve Regina and Emma staring longingly at each other.
I. a conversation about love stories (that regina never wanted)
First they’re sitting at the table one evening after Henry’s vanished upstairs and Regina says, “So Hook finally wore you down.” It’s not an accusation (it can’t be an accusation when she’s in no position to accuse) but it sounds like one, and Emma gives her a dirty look and stares down at her pasta. Regina frowns and chooses her words with care. “I’m not criticizing your choices. Hook…has his appeal, but I’d have never thought you’d find true love with-“
And she can see from the way that Emma’s face darkens that she’s hit a nerve. “Why is it always true love with you people?” Emma demands, stabbing at her plate so violently that it tips to one side with a loud scrape against the table.This fic series feels so good after last night. It’s lovely and heart-squeezing. It’s pretty much my favorite thing right now. Everything about it is perfect. Everything.
Artist: reginamea (don’t forget to give your artists love too!)
Warnings: Graphic Violence
Summary: Inspired by Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”: As Greg Mendell’s interrogation of Regina reaches its heights she believes she hallucinates her deceased father. He warns of three visitors, shades, showing Regina of The Life That Was, The Life That Is, and The Life That Will Be. Will Regina learn from the shades before it is too late to reverse what she has started or will she lose her family as well as herself? (Set during 2x21 “Second Star to the Right” veers off from canon at this point and then swings back around.)
I’m never getting over this story and EPIC ART OH MY GOD. (I’m not biased because I betad it!)
"I want you." Emma groans. Her left hand maintains its iron grip on Regina’s breast while the right slowly travels the length of Regina’s torso.
"Then have me." Regina’s challenge is a throaty whisper, her words nearly catching in her throat when Emma finally reaches the apex of her thighs.
Emma while Regina has to backtrack from Mom to Mayor.
#so HERE’S THE THING #more than anything regina is what makes emma question returning to new york #it breaks her heart that regina doesn’t get to be his mother #they’ve come THAT FAR #and it’s because regina’s the only one who selflessly accepts the decision #if that is what /emma/ chooses #she literally gave emma and henry a perfect life and that’s all she would ever want for henry and by extention emma #neal wanted that on some level too #he too asks if henry was happy in new york and you know that if it came down to it that he would let emma go ‘for the greater good’ #he has after all done it before #but ultimately he spent the lost year searching for a way back to emma and henry #as far as we know regina didn’t #she didn’t even consider it #and then there is hook #who basically says emma CAN’T GO BACK #she can’t walk away #she can’t she can’t she can’t #and isn’t that what people must’ve told her her entire fucking life?? #both her and regina #their choices have always been taken from them but from the start THEY ARE ALWAYS GIVING EACHOTHER A CHOICE #without trying to be antagonistic hook’s love for emma is selfish and who knows maybe that’s what will win her over #that someone is finally choosing her over destiny like her parent did or like neal did but it’s still not what’s best for henry #that’s why sq trumps cs EVEN PLATONICALLY
#what’s important about this is that snow now understands what regina faces every day #and she gives her credit for it #for not giving in to all the dark thoughts that she has every single fucking day of her life since she lost so much #and people don’t seem to understand that restraint takes effort #it takes courage #it takes the desire to be someone BETTER #all they see is regina NOT doing something #and they blame her for thinking about it #for talking about it #for FEELING it #but they don’t ever ONCE give her credit for not acting upon those dark thoughts #so thank fucking christ that snow FINALLY gets it #and she might know regina #she might understand her #but the thing that stood out in this scene for me #is that regina lets snow see her cry #she lets snow comfort her #she allows snow to see her weakness and takes her pity #remember in season 1 where regina was scornful of that? #and now she’s accepting it #because she needs someone who ACTUALLY knows her to tell her this #and there IS nobody else #so regina is emotional in front of snow #she’s vulnerable in front of snow #and she’s OPEN in front of snow #it’s really quite a beautiful scene #because it says so much more than these two women could ever hope to fully explain to one another #and that’s what i love about it