swanqueenbigbang:

art: boomboombooom (artists need love too!)

Metanoia - a fic by ariestess

Rating: M

Wordcount: 15k

Summary: In the aftermath of both Cora’s death and her own torture at the hands of Owen/Greg Mendel, Regina finds herself on a journey to self-discovery and redemption while trying to juggle a life with Emma and their son, as well as the intense scrutiny of the entire town. Will the love that Emma and Henry have for her be enough to help Regina get past the mental blocks that are preventing her from fully realizing her wish for redemption and atonement?

Exhaling Love * Swan Queen Fanfic

livsfamousshirt:

Regina knew as soon as the trigger was deactivated; Emma Swan was her true love. Now there was only one problem: How would she make Emma realize it while they were on a trip to rescue their son with a pirate and a former lost boy that pinned after the blonde, and Regina’s breath being taken away every time their eyes met? / two-shots / Set in Neverland/Jolly Roger & Storybrooke

The children’s television host Mr. Rogers always carried in his wallet a quote from a social worker that said, ‘Frankly, there isn’t anyone you couldn’t learn to love once you’ve heard their story.’ And the way I like to interpret that is probably the greatest story commandment, which is ‘Make me care’ – please, emotionally, intellectually, aesthetically, just make me care. We all know what it’s like to not care. You’ve gone through hundreds of TV channels, just switching channel after channel, and then suddenly you actually stop on one. It’s already halfway over, but something’s caught you and you’re drawn in and you care. That’s not by chance, that’s by design.
theinaniloquentone:

helebette:

alreadyconnected:

parrilla-d:

dalliance-amongst-the-stars:

ithinkwereamatch:

adelinawp:

swanqueengranger:

Can we talk about this?
Someone touched Regina.
I mean, stopped her physically from doing something while in EQ mode and she LET them and not only LET them, but clearly got pulled out of EQ mode by the touch.
Who can dare do this?
Only Emma.
Endgame.

THIS^^^

 Fucking pulled out of EQ mode by the touch!!! 

You can’t see it very well in this gif, but her eyes suddenly soften and lose the piercing blackness of Evil Queen, it’s really amazing.The only person not afraid of The Evil Queen, helping her become better.Endgame peeps, come on!

"Quiet down love"
"Yes dear"

The same way Regina actually LISTENS to Emma and agrees that she is right on this scene, when Emma and Henry have to go Regina is the only one who Emma actually listens to and it’s Regina who makes her see that she HAS to go. So endgame…so married…

cutie patooties:)

What I love about this scene is that Emma doesn’t just overrule her or tell her some platitude like “that’s not what good people do” (aka the Charming rehabilitation approach, which ignores Regina’s agency (yes, even people who do terrible things should be given agency) and ignores the reasons why she uses the methods she does aka they’re the only ones that have ever fucking worked for her, and that in and of itself says something messed up about FTL society for women like Regina, but I digress).
They talk it through. Emma uses her personal experience to communicate why she thinks her approach will be more effective (not “good” vs. evil methods). Regina accepts this after they both discuss the best approach. They treat each other as equals, they defer to each other (previously, Emma accepted that sometimes you have to do morally grey things to get results, e.g. when Regina took the lost boy’s heart in order for them to communicate with Henry).
This is how you work with an Evil Queen on your side.

theinaniloquentone:

helebette:

alreadyconnected:

parrilla-d:

dalliance-amongst-the-stars:

ithinkwereamatch:

adelinawp:

swanqueengranger:

Can we talk about this?

Someone touched Regina.

I mean, stopped her physically from doing something while in EQ mode and she LET them and not only LET them, but clearly got pulled out of EQ mode by the touch.

Who can dare do this?

Only Emma.

Endgame.

THIS^^^

 Fucking pulled out of EQ mode by the touch!!! 

You can’t see it very well in this gif, but her eyes suddenly soften and lose the piercing blackness of Evil Queen, it’s really amazing.

The only person not afraid of The Evil Queen, helping her become better.
Endgame peeps, come on!

"Quiet down love"

"Yes dear"

The same way Regina actually LISTENS to Emma and agrees that she is right on this scene, when Emma and Henry have to go Regina is the only one who Emma actually listens to and it’s Regina who makes her see that she HAS to go. So endgame…so married…

cutie patooties:)

What I love about this scene is that Emma doesn’t just overrule her or tell her some platitude like “that’s not what good people do” (aka the Charming rehabilitation approach, which ignores Regina’s agency (yes, even people who do terrible things should be given agency) and ignores the reasons why she uses the methods she does aka they’re the only ones that have ever fucking worked for her, and that in and of itself says something messed up about FTL society for women like Regina, but I digress).

They talk it through. Emma uses her personal experience to communicate why she thinks her approach will be more effective (not “good” vs. evil methods). Regina accepts this after they both discuss the best approach. They treat each other as equals, they defer to each other (previously, Emma accepted that sometimes you have to do morally grey things to get results, e.g. when Regina took the lost boy’s heart in order for them to communicate with Henry).

This is how you work with an Evil Queen on your side.

(Source: clairedunhpy)

sgtmac7:

Swan Queen Fic Rec: What We Talk About When by shellybelle

Summary: After she tells Henry about Neal, Emma spends a night on Regina’s couch. (Spoilers for 3x15)

Why: This is how to do a fast two thousand words well. This is how to have quick little scenes that waste nothing and mean something. I have no idea if this writer is on Tumblr, but this is a wonderful little piece especially considering it’s the writers first SQ one. Quick but not hurried. It’s effective, affecting and lovely.

jr-abraxas:

getyourdailynut:

lightningblitz6:

daysofxavierspast:

zeelaonmars:

scalestails:

are u fucking kidding me

octopi are just as ridiculous as cats ok

"NOPE".

" MY BOWL"

“THEY HAVE CAMERA. MANY WILL SEE MY BOWL. MANY WILL WANT MY BOWL. I MUST LEAVE.”

I wonder if he’s related to the Nopetapus.

jr-abraxas:

getyourdailynut:

lightningblitz6:

daysofxavierspast:

zeelaonmars:

scalestails:

are u fucking kidding me

octopi are just as ridiculous as cats ok

"NOPE".

" MY BOWL"

“THEY HAVE CAMERA. MANY WILL SEE MY BOWL. MANY WILL WANT MY BOWL. I MUST LEAVE.”

I wonder if he’s related to the Nopetapus.

http://mayhemprincess.tumblr.com/post/80995504019/forgotmysafeword-mayhemprincess

forgotmysafeword:

mayhemprincess:

forgotmysafeword:

sqfangirl:

He’s literally the first one to see her as Regina.” (About Robin Hood) Quote from a CS and OQ fan.

THIS is why I can’t take these guys seriously. THIS is why I get so irritated when they tell me SQ is…

starwhalesinthesky:

Thus the muses spake:

"JK you dealt kinda shittily with Dumbledore and other diversity aspects, so we’re gonna go ahead and fix this ourselves" 

In other news A+ headcanons from the HP fandom. 

(Source: starfleetwantsyou)

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa…

shipsnthenight:

vcass:

shipsnthenight:

Can we just talk about this for a second, Henry Swan now doesn’t remember a thing but when he does he’ll remember his name was Henry Mills and being the good boy that loves both his mothers that he is there’s a good chance that he’s gonna start calling himself Henry Swan-Mills.

You’re welcome SWEN

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And all throughout high school and college he will get asked about it and will respond with my two moms…

aaaaaaaand IT GOT BETTER.

snarkingturtle:

the one with ice cream sundaes

*****

It starts after Henry gets his tonsils out. Really, it was just supposed to be a one-time thing, because surely ice cream for dinner is not a responsible parenting decision.

But it makes Henry so happy.

And, 

“I didn’t get to have toppings, Mom,” Henry says, after he can eat real food again. “It’s kind of a waste without toppings.”

So Regina lets them do it again. And then somehow Henry talks her into doing it a third time, and, well, before Regina even really realizes what’s happened, Ice Cream For Dinner night has become a semi-regular occurrence.

It’s not as though they do it often, Regina tells herself, whenever her conscience twinges too strongly. Once every few months, maybe. And she always, always makes sure Henry eats something green first. Broccoli, usually, Henry has always been surprisingly fond of broccoli (especially dipped in salad dressing).

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today is a headcanon day.

deemnfic:

There are three things Emma takes really seriously: hunger, laundry, and Henry’s education.

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FIClet: you’re all enablers, every last one of you

deemnfic:

probably requires fact checking because it’s not like i actually have watched either of the last two episodes

blame this post by terapsina

hard on the land wears the strong sea

It takes a whole 24 hours for all the pieces to click into place, but when they do—

When they do, you’re torn between a need to hug your mom and a need to shake her until she stops being so… herself.

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reglna:

I know in your kingdom she was the evil queen but here she is Regina.

jennifermorison:

Stakeouts with Emma

evilregalpodcast:

Inspired by @evilregalpodcast

Wonderful listener made this great gif set 

(Source: lrbcn)