fic: i’ll be there to hold your hand (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
Anon prompted: Rumbelle conversation in Gold’s shop just after reunion? And he has serious emotional breakdown during it so Belle comforts him and do everything she can to help him.
A/N: Spoilers through “And Straight on Till Morning”
Belle’s not sure how long they stand there like that, holding each other in the dim light of Rumpel’s shop, her mind is still reeling as she tries to process everything that’s happened, everything that’s still happening.
When Rumpel finally pulls away, he’s got a blank look on his face, his eyes glassy and unfocused, and for one horrible moment, Belle’s afraid he’s going to pass out.
There’s a cot in the corner of the room, pushed up against the wall, and Belle leads him over to it, the two of them walking slowly as he leans on her, his cane forgotten near the workbench. She helps him sit, wincing in sympathy as his bad leg knocks up against the metal corner of the frame. He hardly seems to notice, still just staring blankly ahead.
AHHH MY RUMBELLE FEELS
fic: when the ship comes in (emma/regina)
Anon prompted: Swan Queen’s first kiss on the boat and extra bonus points if it’s one of them trying to shut the other up
A/N: Spoilers for “And Straight on Till Morning”
Emma’s not sure why she expected things to be different — why she expected Regina to be different — once they passed through the portal, but she did.
It’s just, before they left Storybrooke, it really did seem like things were getting better, like Regina really did want to change.
And, okay, maybe she’s not being totally fair, because Regina has changed in the sense that she’s no longer actively trying to kill them all. But she’s still being completely terrible, especially to Emma.
It probably doesn’t help that somehow the two of them ended up in the same cabin, bunking together in the tiniest room Emma’s ever been in in her life, neither one of them able to get away from the other for more than twenty minutes at a time.
fic: being swept away (emma/regina)
Anon prompted: More! Please more of jealous Regina. I’m starting to think that I need it as much as i need food.
After just a couple of days at sea, Hook decides someone else aboard the Jolly Roger should know how to pilot the ship, just in case, he says, something were to happen to him.
He chooses Emma as his second-in-command, of course, giving her daily lessons at the helm, teaching her about port and starboard, explaining the best way to handle a storm, the most appropriate places to anchor for the night.
“Just slide it right in there, love,” Hook says, with a leer. He’s got one hand on Emma’s hip and the other holding her hand on the ship’s wheel, guiding her as they maneuver the ship between two cliffs jutting high above the ocean.
One side of Emma’s mouth quirks up in a half-smile, and Regina rolls her eyes.
Alyssa Rosenberg, in Damon Lindelof’s Blithe Treatment Of ‘Star Trek’ Sexism And Why Genre Fiction Gets No Respect (via themarysue)
We were watching the 2009 Star Trek with the commentary on the other day, and I finally heard the Lindelof “how do we get our wives to watch this movie” quote in context. It was every bit as horrifying as it was out of context. The Star Trek universe has always had its issues with sexism, but it blows me away how dismissive the current production team seems to be about them. (And I enjoy the reboot movies! But I also recognize how problematic they are, in this and other ways.)
When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating.
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
I mean, it’s just true.
“Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
That’s it. That’s it right there.