I realised that I didn’t touch on Regina and Robin in my episode reaction post.  And there’s a reason I simply forgot - I don’t care.  And it’s not that I think the pairing is a waste of space, or don’t like one or both of the characters, or that it’s not worth exploring… The show just hasn’t led me up to giving a fig about it.  (I’ll admit that this is partly because I find the whole concept of automatic true love with a total stranger incredibly, unbelievably stupid, and have ever since I was a kid reading fairytale books in large print.)

Emma and Graham was the same.  Emma and Hook is turning out the same.  No groundwork to make me care, though at least Emma and Hook have a history of adversarial snark. I didn’t much care for Emma’s backstory episode with Neal, but they pulled off the chemistry - you could understand why she was with him, and what it did to her when he betrayed her ‘for her own good’.  With hindsight, you could completely understand why Neal was drawn to her, and thus how their past complicated their present feelings.  Two damaged people who hit it off immediately, and apparently grew closer while sharing a life of crime.  Whatever.  It’s enough to set things up.  Snow and Charming… I just don’t care.  As individual characters, as Emma’s parents, as rulers - bring it on.  As a couple?? I do not care.  I have no idea what they actually see in each other, after almost three seasons.

It makes sense for an ongoing drama to invest the most in the relationships that aren’t going to be consummated, or at least not soon; a happy couple is the stuff dull drama is made off.  The will-they/won’t-they keeps things alive - keeps viewers tuning in to find out. But if I’m going to believe that two people love each other, let alone that it’s magical, mystical, all-powerful “twue wuv” with a near stranger, I want to see what two people see in each other.

Belle and Rumple clicked.  You could see it, scant as their backstory is; they make each other laugh and smile, they talk openly together, they challenge each other, they’re both deeply weird in complimentary ways, and you can read between the lines (not too hard!) and see a physical attraction going both ways, too.  That’s enough for a relationship established in the backstory, so long as you build on it if it comes up again.  It’s nowhere near enough for a new relationship for a main character in the ongoing present day plot.  And Regina and Robin Hood don’t even have that.

On the other hand, any opportunity for Roland to be on the screen.  Because… Roland. <3

I agree with everything except I didn’t feel any romantic chemistry between Emma and Neal. But that last episode with Graham, as he was starting to remember, all of a sudden I saw that spark between him and Emma before his life was cruelly snuffed out. :(


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stop with the face… and the grin… and the cute…


stop with the face… and the grin… and the cute…


A peryton is a mythological creature with the body of a stag and the wings and hindquarters of a bird. It is said to cast the shadow of a man until it kills one during its lifetime, from then on it casts its true shadow. 


Don’t Deny the Darkness: Part One


Story Synopsis: (Rumbelle Fic) After spending a great deal of his magic upon his dark and terrible curse, Rumplestiltskin leaves his castle to return to the Dark One’s vault to regain his strength. However nothing goes as it should and suddenly the Dark One is forced to face his budding feelings for his lovely maid in a very strange way. But, it seems that this hunger for Belle is passed on to something else, something that will not stop till it has a taste.

(NC-17: In which there’s some strange wanking-also if you don’t like goop or slime. :T *closes your eyes*)

Part Two

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Oh jeez. *squirms in seat*
Congratulations! You have just won the award for Weirdest Rumbelle Porn ever! Do carry on.

If you had to suggest a tattoo for me based on what you know of me from my blog, what would it be?

Kanga! Cuz you’re sweet and loveable and care about people in a motherly way. :)

Tagged! by betsypaige22

rule 1: Always post the rules

rule 2: answer questions that are given to you and write 11 new ones

rule3: tag 11 people

rule4: let them know you tagged them


1) Q; What is your favorite period in history?  A: Early middle ages — Richard the Lionheart, Robin Hood, the Crusades — horses and swords and longbows!

2) Q; What is your favorite book?  A: Ahahahaha. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO ANSWER THIS? ONE BOOK? INCONCEIVABLE! I’d have trouble narrowing it down to top ten, honestly. I’ll just go with the first one off the top of my head, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Although it’s probably truer to include the whole series, since each one adds to the layers of depth and complexity of the story. So detailed, I feel as if it were perfectly possible to meet one of the characters IRL, that they actually exist outside of the covers of the books. 

3) Q: Is there a place you dream about visiting?  A: Definitely Great Britain, but I hate actually traveling. I just want to teleport to wherever I want to visit and be back at home by bedtime! 

4) Q: What is your favorite color and why? A: Varies with the season and what the item is, but if I had to pick one, probably some shade of green, but not a bright basic ‘grass green’. Loden or mint or chartreuse, shades like that. 

5) Q: Do you remember your dreams/? If so, what is your most vivid dream? A: I almost never dream, or if I do, I don’t remember them. Nightmares occasionally, the ones I used to get a lot when I was younger were of finding myself in public naked, or being in school & not being able to find my class or locker or even THE EXIT to get out of there. (I hated school, if you couldn’t guess!)

6) Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?  A: Invisibility! Perfect for the shy person who wants to observe and not be observed. Imagine being able to stand right next to Bobby and stare your fill without without seeming creepy or making him uncomfortable!

7) Q: What is your favorite food? A: No clear-cut winner, again depends on mood. Stuff I rarely get like prime rib or my mom’s home-made lasagna are up there, as is good ol’ pizza. Or if calories didn’t exist or I was going to die tomorrow, I’d just have a junk food orgy of cheetos and Ho-Hos and chocolate milk! 

8) Q: Betty or Veronica  (or if not familiar with them, Ginger or MaryAnn)?  A: I never liked the Archie comics so I’m not familiar with their personalities (although I bet just going by their names that Betty was the equivalent of MaryAnn & Veronica of Ginger, right?) Definitely MaryAnn is the sort of sensible, down-to-earth person I’d want to be friends with, I couldn’t give two hoots about make-up and glamour and all that jazz. 

9) Q: Silver or Gold (and not the man, lol)  A: Silver. Although if it’s a choice in jewelry or something like a lamp, I like the look of bronze best. If we’re talking about coins in a treasure chest, on the other hand… :)

10) Q: Pool or Ocean?  A: Pool! I don’t like to be in water where I can’t see what’s in it with me. I’d be constantly worried about sharks or jellyfish or eels lurking nearby to nibble at my toes. Also salt. And seaweed brushing against your body in a wet slimy caress, yuck.

11) Q: Ice cream: cone or cup? What’s your favorite flavor?  A: Cone! And while I generally don’t like mint as a flavour, Baskin-Robbins mint chocolate chip for the win! And both shops I used to go to closed a couple of years ago. *sobs* Or Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Or one of those birthday cake ones, with frosting swirls.

New questions for the people I’ve tagged:

  1. A genie has granted you 3 wishes! What are they? (& no, you can’t ask for more wishes!)
  2. Do you prefer reading short or long fics? 
  3. If you could change 1 SPECIFIC thing that happened or didn’t happen on OUAT, what would it be? (For example, “have a scene where Rum comforts Belle after a nightmare after she got out of the asylum”, not just “give Belle more scenes”)
  4. What toppings do you like on your pizza? OR any food fact about yourself if you don’t like pizza!
  5. Art — do you prefer realistic, impressionistic, or abstract style? Any favourite artists?
  6. If you could only listen to 3 bands/singers/composers for the rest of your life, who would they be?
  7. Why you chose your url and/or icon?
  8. Favourite scent/s for body care products? 
  9. You’re given enough money to live comfortably as long as you open/run a business of some kind. (So it doesn’t have to be self-supporting — should you wish to found the Museum of Spoon Collecting, go right ahead!) What do you do?
  10. Where would you send yourself or your favourite couple for a romantic getaway? A tropical beach, a rustic lodge in the woods, a snowy ski chalet, or a luxury motel in a big city with lots to see and do?

I’m tagging anextrapart, thestorieswesay, valoscope, worryinglyinnocent, handwithquill, foxmurphy, gepardo, mrs-stiltskin, missblackwood, wondertwinc, and tjmystic

I do love that curve of his back going down into his rump.

I do love that curve of his back going down into his rump.