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humansofnewyork:

"I prefer maritime laws over laws on land. Maritime laws only exist to guarantee safe passage. There are no loopholes or biases to favor more powerful vessels. Every ship is equal, and no one is more powerful than the sea."

This is actually something I kind of felt, and loved about living/working on a ship. 

humansofnewyork:

"I prefer maritime laws over laws on land. Maritime laws only exist to guarantee safe passage. There are no loopholes or biases to favor more powerful vessels. Every ship is equal, and no one is more powerful than the sea."

This is actually something I kind of felt, and loved about living/working on a ship. 

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Sorry to generalize, but usually the people who call Captain Swan rape culture are SF and SQ shippers.

Except then they want Emma in a relationship with Neal or Regina, both of whom are ACTUALLY guilty of rape. Neal canonically had sex with 16/17-year-old Emma when he was clearly and canonically over 20 years old, and Regina canonically took out Graham’s heart (and therefore his physical agency as defined by the show) anddemanded her guards to take him to her bedchamber, which she continued to do in Storybrooke, clearly against Graham’s wishes.

These things HAPPENED, and they are RAPE. They are legally, absolutely rape.You literally cannot claim they did not happen as it is blatantly portrayed on the show.

FOR GODS SAKE!!!!!

Filed under Captain Swan anti-swanfire anti-swan queen once upon a time

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Are we ever going to acknowledge that OUAT is basically a shining advertisement for the seemingly ridiculous longevity of VW cars??

Are we ever going to acknowledge that OUAT is basically a shining advertisement for the seemingly ridiculous longevity of VW cars??

(Source: meltingsurfaces)

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zumpie:

themattress:

mystical-flute:

themattress:

mystical-flute:

onceuponatime-confessions:

“I miss August so much, he had so much more story left to be told before they basically killed him. I loved his interactions with Emma, they would have been perfect together.”

hahahahahahahahaha NO. August fucked Emma over worse than Neal ever did. August can go to hell. Selfish bastard.

And here it is: FURTHER proof that a certain group of Swanfire shippers can only ship their pairing if they have scapegoats who they can use to absolve St. Neal of his sins.
I don’t even ship Emma and August either (his courtship of her was a lie in order to set her up for believing in the curse, after all), but I will say that he is at least self-aware of his faults and bad actions, tries to make up for them, and doesn’t excuse them with his bad childhood or some bullshit like “I had no choice!” More than I can say for some people.

Oh my God.
Neal is self-aware of his faults too! He apologized multiple times and regretted what he did. Do you even watch this show?

Yeah, I watched it. Did you?Don’t answer that: I already know you haven’t.
None of Neal’s apologies EVER gave the impression that he EVER got exactly how wrong what he did to Emma was. His first was laced with bullshit justifications. His second was about how he regretted it because of all the pain it caused HIM as opposed to the pain it caused HER. His third was the best since it came after Emma expressed the deepest weight of her pain and he finally acknowledged that pain, but it being made after Tamara had died and he thus had a chance with her again was super-sketchy, and afterward he still ended up saying he “didn’t have a choice” when it came to what he did to her, which is flat-out untrue. August flat-out said “you’re gonna have to make a choice”, and Neal chose wrong.
As for him vs. August, this quote from another person sums it up pretty well:
Coincidentally, August’s mistakes were the same ones Neal was also guilty of, save for the fact that Neal’s contribution to Emma’s psychological suffering and emotional issues was far more disturbing and horrendous. Emma & Neal were in established relationship, committed to each other romantically and Neal took advantage of his place of psychological and social power over her underage self in order to decide her and her persecuted/cursed/oppressed family’s fate without consulting her. August didn’t have moral obligations towards Emma (he can be classified as a criminal for stealing the money intended for her but that’s all there was to it. Neal was BOTH a criminal and her abuser) who wasn’t even aware of his very existence. Until he came to Storybrooke and actually endeavored to help, even if his actions were initially dictated by personal needs and agendas. August, in a grand scheme of things, still did more for Emma to make up for his dishonorable past choices than Neal ever bothered to (seeing as Neal was repulsively self justified. His half baked apology for sending Emma to jail was inevitably accompanied with misguided and invalid “I was trying to get you home” excuse rather than a honest “I was too much of a coward to face my daddy” admission. Neal’s reunion with Emma was about him verbally attacking her and aggressively demanding acknowledgment of his sperm donation, his apology only came much later when he started to entertain a thought of reconnecting with her romantically thus resorting to a form of emotional manipulation rather than legitimately acknowledging his wrongness).

Don’t you love how BagelSwanners always insist “well it’s totes fine that SMF sexually abused her, knocked her up, framed her for his crimes, sent her to jail, never bothered to look her up later (let alone exonerate her while she was serving time), put her down (in front of their son, no less), emotionally manipulated her and ruined her life for 10 years….he said he was ‘sorry’!!!!”.
Like that’s gonna change anything. Especially given the distinct lack of sincerity and blame deflection (yet another reason I can’t stand his fatuous dick ass). And lest we forget….he only wanted a second change with Emma his SECOND CHOICE because his first choice turned out to be a psycho and he couldn’t face 5 seconds alone.
Not sure why BagelSwanners are so enamored of meaningless apologies. They also feel CS is nothing because Hook hasn’t apologized to Emma for HIS misdeeds. Problem there is, his actions have demonstrated his redemption, neither one sees any need for apologies (what with the adversarial nature and all), Emma’s done just as bad (to some extent worse)….and it’s immaterial at this point. But somehow they find it all so important.
Cause again, it’s like they’re second graders in elementary school or something.

zumpie:

themattress:

mystical-flute:

themattress:

mystical-flute:

onceuponatime-confessions:

I miss August so much, he had so much more story left to be told before they basically killed him. I loved his interactions with Emma, they would have been perfect together.”

hahahahahahahahaha NO. August fucked Emma over worse than Neal ever did. August can go to hell. Selfish bastard.

And here it is: FURTHER proof that a certain group of Swanfire shippers can only ship their pairing if they have scapegoats who they can use to absolve St. Neal of his sins.

I don’t even ship Emma and August either (his courtship of her was a lie in order to set her up for believing in the curse, after all), but I will say that he is at least self-aware of his faults and bad actions, tries to make up for them, and doesn’t excuse them with his bad childhood or some bullshit like “I had no choice!” More than I can say for some people.

Oh my God.

Neal is self-aware of his faults too! He apologized multiple times and regretted what he did. Do you even watch this show?

Yeah, I watched it. Did you?Don’t answer that: I already know you haven’t.

None of Neal’s apologies EVER gave the impression that he EVER got exactly how wrong what he did to Emma was. His first was laced with bullshit justifications. His second was about how he regretted it because of all the pain it caused HIM as opposed to the pain it caused HER. His third was the best since it came after Emma expressed the deepest weight of her pain and he finally acknowledged that pain, but it being made after Tamara had died and he thus had a chance with her again was super-sketchy, and afterward he still ended up saying he “didn’t have a choice” when it came to what he did to her, which is flat-out untrue. August flat-out said “you’re gonna have to make a choice”, and Neal chose wrong.

As for him vs. August, this quote from another person sums it up pretty well:

Coincidentally, August’s mistakes were the same ones Neal was also guilty of, save for the fact that Neal’s contribution to Emma’s psychological suffering and emotional issues was far more disturbing and horrendous. Emma & Neal were in established relationship, committed to each other romantically and Neal took advantage of his place of psychological and social power over her underage self in order to decide her and her persecuted/cursed/oppressed family’s fate without consulting her. August didn’t have moral obligations towards Emma (he can be classified as a criminal for stealing the money intended for her but that’s all there was to it. Neal was BOTH a criminal and her abuser) who wasn’t even aware of his very existence. Until he came to Storybrooke and actually endeavored to help, even if his actions were initially dictated by personal needs and agendas. August, in a grand scheme of things, still did more for Emma to make up for his dishonorable past choices than Neal ever bothered to (seeing as Neal was repulsively self justified. His half baked apology for sending Emma to jail was inevitably accompanied with misguided and invalid “I was trying to get you home” excuse rather than a honest “I was too much of a coward to face my daddy” admission. Neal’s reunion with Emma was about him verbally attacking her and aggressively demanding acknowledgment of his sperm donation, his apology only came much later when he started to entertain a thought of reconnecting with her romantically thus resorting to a form of emotional manipulation rather than legitimately acknowledging his wrongness).

Don’t you love how BagelSwanners always insist “well it’s totes fine that SMF sexually abused her, knocked her up, framed her for his crimes, sent her to jail, never bothered to look her up later (let alone exonerate her while she was serving time), put her down (in front of their son, no less), emotionally manipulated her and ruined her life for 10 years….he said he was ‘sorry’!!!!”.

Like that’s gonna change anything. Especially given the distinct lack of sincerity and blame deflection (yet another reason I can’t stand his fatuous dick ass). And lest we forget….he only wanted a second change with Emma his SECOND CHOICE because his first choice turned out to be a psycho and he couldn’t face 5 seconds alone.

Not sure why BagelSwanners are so enamored of meaningless apologies. They also feel CS is nothing because Hook hasn’t apologized to Emma for HIS misdeeds. Problem there is, his actions have demonstrated his redemption, neither one sees any need for apologies (what with the adversarial nature and all), Emma’s done just as bad (to some extent worse)….and it’s immaterial at this point. But somehow they find it all so important.

Cause again, it’s like they’re second graders in elementary school or something.

(via advluv4life)

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onceuponatime-confessions:

“As a single mother I’m so glad Emma and Neal never got back together. Since day 1 my family kept on pestering me to go back to my ex and still insist my daughter would be better off if her parents were together. Seeing Emma not rekindling her relationship with Neal should show to all that single mothers aren’t obliged to be with their child’s father”

This is the reason my parents stayed together for too long—they were told over and over that I’d be better off with my parents together even though they resented and did not love each other at all, so I grew up in a house where things would be so tense and sometimes violent that I would leave the house and go read in the woods to calm my anxiety. Life was so much better for everyone when they finally split up. That kind of old, backward thinking doesn’t do anyone any good. A child should be raised with people who love them, regardless of who that turns out to be.

onceuponatime-confessions:

As a single mother I’m so glad Emma and Neal never got back together. Since day 1 my family kept on pestering me to go back to my ex and still insist my daughter would be better off if her parents were together. Seeing Emma not rekindling her relationship with Neal should show to all that single mothers aren’t obliged to be with their child’s father”

This is the reason my parents stayed together for too long—they were told over and over that I’d be better off with my parents together even though they resented and did not love each other at all, so I grew up in a house where things would be so tense and sometimes violent that I would leave the house and go read in the woods to calm my anxiety. Life was so much better for everyone when they finally split up. That kind of old, backward thinking doesn’t do anyone any good. A child should be raised with people who love them, regardless of who that turns out to be.

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http://buttercupsandhooks.tumblr.com/post/92439514835/onceiwasabitch-elven-whisperer-hook-gave

onceiwasabitch:

elven-whisperer:

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"Hook gave it to me."

"Hook?"

'I thought she could have it in memory of you.'

"Yeah well she has me now."

*storms off*

What I don’t like about that scene is that Neal thinks that after all that, he still has dibs on her. That they are…

If I had done to someone what Neal did to Emma and I ran into them again, I’d be so ashamed of myself I wouldn’t even be able to look at them or anyone else associated with them, let alone get a puffed-up chest and act like I was reclaiming the throne in their life.

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onceuponatime-confessions:

“When Regina tole Emma she was exactly like her mother, I wanted someone to point out that Emma is nothing like Snow because she was raised by stranger for her entire childhood on account of Regina.”

onceuponatime-confessions:

When Regina tole Emma she was exactly like her mother, I wanted someone to point out that Emma is nothing like Snow because she was raised by stranger for her entire childhood on account of Regina.”