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munkinette:

Once Upon a Time 3x18 "Bleeding Through" Promotional Photos (x)

This last photo gives credence to my theory that Zelena is distraught that Gold was faking it with her and now she’s so ANGRY, so LIVID, that she’s going to punish him worse than he can imagine.

Look at him Gold here…. he’s a prisoner yet again and his face shows how devastated he is. I suspect he knows what his next order of business is…

So assuming his plan to get the dagger fails, I think that this is what makes (IF she does ) Zelena order Gold to kill Belle. She’s already killed his son, but this would be HIM killing his TL.

For drama’s sake, it has to happen this way……and then he’d fight and struggle against the dagger, until Belle, trusting in his love, steps foward and offers herself up to him. Then Gold would ultimately refuse to do it and the dagger magic would be broken…….then TLK……

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girlhitscar:

rumbellehogwarts:

kite-dreams:

rumbellehogwarts:

kite-dreams:

onceuponatime-confessions:

“I’ve been in love with my best friend’s girl for years but I always respected their relationship. My friend died a year ago in a car accident and to this day, even if she’s my best friend and the closest person to me, I can’t start courting her because I know she’s still hurt and I don’t want to disrespect the memory of my friend. So I can’t understand how Hook is already flirting with Emma. He doesn’t really love her. That’s not what you do when you love a woman. It’s all wrong.”

Hey, making her decisions for her isn’t how you respect her either.I am so OVER boys thinking they’re doing us favor by pretending to be one thing when they’re really interested in something else. I don’t care if you can keep in your pants, don’t pretend to by my friend if you’re not. Everybody just ends up hurt in the end.

"Courting" and "being friends with" is completely different. He’s respecting his friend’s memory by not going for his girl. He can truly be her friend and not try to date her. Or are you the kind of person who thinks men and women cannot be friends without needing to sleep with each other?

Not at all.  I have had some wonderful, intimate, funny, fantastic, supportive male friends… And I’ve also had some wonderful, intimate, funny, fantastic, supportive male friends who broke my heart by revealing they never were in it just to be friends.  Sure, they were happy to be friends for a while, because it was ‘too soon’ or ‘not the right time’ but when it was no longer ‘too soon’ or ‘not the right time’ they spoke up and confessed their feelings in one way or another.  
On TV that’s all fairytales and romance, but in real life, it’s heartbreaking because not only are they robbing you of a relationship today, they’re coloring everything they ever did with a whole new brush.  That time they helped you move or that night when you got really trashed and they held your hair and helped yet you into a shower - those memories that were uncomplicated and comfortable because you were just friends suddenly take on a whole new tone when you find out the motivation wasn’t love, but Love.  In some situations, when the feeling is mutual, that can lead to wonderful things.  In others - and in a situation I have personally repeated over and over again - everyone ends up hurt.  
Him, often because he has been reading into my actions - the way I light up when he walks in a room or the way pick up the phone any time of the night or day when I happen to be thinking about him - and me, because not only to do I feel disrespected because I was ‘handled’, violated because I was lied to, but also bitchy because I would have behaved differently if I’d known he felt that way.
The kind of person I am is someone who believes in respecting people enough to be honest with them, respecting them enough to believe that they can manage their own emotions and their own trials, and respecting them enough to believe that they will be kind and gentle with your heart.
At a macro, impersonal, general-human-behavior-would-ideally-reflect-this-format kind of level (or a fictional one), if you’re in Love with someone and you want to be with them, you should tell them.  You should trust them to be able to make a decision and respect the choice they make - be that to return your affections or to walk away.  Successful relationships may involve many kind lies and plenty of small compromises, but a foundation built on either will always crumble.  
Manipulating your way into staying in someone’s life under false pretenses of friendship, when a romance is what you really want, is the opposite of kind and Hook’s uncomplicated honesty as regards his feelings for her is something I will never stop appreciating about him.  He loves her.  He tells her.  He doesn’t ask her to love him back.  He doesn’t ask her to stay by his side.  He’s not asking her to be with him.  There’s an implicit invitation in everything he says or does - ‘My heart is open and I’m here if and when you’re ready’ - but each time she walks away from him (no matter how much I wish she would STOP :P) he lets her.  
He’s steadfast.  He’s supportive.  He’s open.  He’s available.  He wants nothing more than to see her successful and happy.  
Hook merely hopes that someday she’ll see how wonderful he is.  
That is Love.

But my problem with him (I personally think I would absolutely adore Captain Swan had they handled it better - you know, not have him change his mind from wanting nothing more than avenging Milah to loving Emma in a span of, like, two-ish weeks) is how he keeps things from her. 
If he wants to love her, so be it. But he cannot say “When I win your heart, and I will win it, it will not be because of trickery. It will be because you want me,” then do just the opposite and keep things from her.
In order for Captain Swan to be agreeable, he needs to tell her everything. And I do mean everything.
He needs to tell her that “his” Milah was the very same Milah who abandoned both Bae and Rumple. He needs to tell her what happened to Milah. He needs to tell her about his betrayal of Bae in Neverland. He needs to confess what happened with Ariel. Because right now, he is not open with her about anything other than his feelings for her. And without knowing someone’s past, how can you possible build a strong foundation for your future? You have to know where they’ve been in the past so your future can be strong together. 
They need to slow down his redemption arc. It’s happening too quickly, so it seems false and forced. Captain Hook is a character I would love had they not tried to redeem him as swiftly as they did for the sole purpose of making him available for Emma. I personally love pirates. And I know I would love Hook, because I even loved him in Disney’s Peter Pan. They just aren’t handling the situation well at all. 
He’s already told Emma how he feels, and she knows how he feels. I appreciate when someone tells another how they feel. It saves a lot of drama and heartbreak. But now that he’s told her, he needs to back off and let her have some room to breathe and make her decision. 
He’s being too pushy. And you can’t tell me that the whole I’m-going-to-watch-you-with-my-telescope-while-you-eat-dinner-with-your-family thing is not slightly creepy. It’s stalkerish and obsessive. It was creepy when Jefferson had been watching her in Season 1, and he didn’t even want in her pants. It gives me bad vibes. Being on the receiving end of that behavior is horrifying.
And I sincerely hope that they can change my mind about this. Because I want to like Hook, I really do. But they’re not making him likable. If anything, they’re making it worse with the lovesick puppy thing. Let him be his own person. Don’t have his life revolving around Emma, and Emma alone. 

True.. It is unhealthy to start a relationship based on lies.. A relationship can only be succesfull, when you are fully open and honest with each other.. Otherwise you lose each others trust and trust is one of the most important basis of a relationship..

Props to this confessor for sharing. I get what he’s saying, and some people have already blown this thing way out of proportion.

girlhitscar:

rumbellehogwarts:

kite-dreams:

rumbellehogwarts:

kite-dreams:

onceuponatime-confessions:

I’ve been in love with my best friend’s girl for years but I always respected their relationship. My friend died a year ago in a car accident and to this day, even if she’s my best friend and the closest person to me, I can’t start courting her because I know she’s still hurt and I don’t want to disrespect the memory of my friend. So I can’t understand how Hook is already flirting with Emma. He doesn’t really love her. That’s not what you do when you love a woman. It’s all wrong.”

Hey, making her decisions for her isn’t how you respect her either.

I am so OVER boys thinking they’re doing us favor by pretending to be one thing when they’re really interested in something else. I don’t care if you can keep in your pants, don’t pretend to by my friend if you’re not. Everybody just ends up hurt in the end.

"Courting" and "being friends with" is completely different. He’s respecting his friend’s memory by not going for his girl. He can truly be her friend and not try to date her. Or are you the kind of person who thinks men and women cannot be friends without needing to sleep with each other?

Not at all.  I have had some wonderful, intimate, funny, fantastic, supportive male friends… And I’ve also had some wonderful, intimate, funny, fantastic, supportive male friends who broke my heart by revealing they never were in it just to be friends.  Sure, they were happy to be friends for a while, because it was ‘too soon’ or ‘not the right time’ but when it was no longer ‘too soon’ or ‘not the right time’ they spoke up and confessed their feelings in one way or another.  

On TV that’s all fairytales and romance, but in real life, it’s heartbreaking because not only are they robbing you of a relationship today, they’re coloring everything they ever did with a whole new brush.  That time they helped you move or that night when you got really trashed and they held your hair and helped yet you into a shower - those memories that were uncomplicated and comfortable because you were just friends suddenly take on a whole new tone when you find out the motivation wasn’t love, but Love.  In some situations, when the feeling is mutual, that can lead to wonderful things.  In others - and in a situation I have personally repeated over and over again - everyone ends up hurt.  

Him, often because he has been reading into my actions - the way I light up when he walks in a room or the way pick up the phone any time of the night or day when I happen to be thinking about him - and me, because not only to do I feel disrespected because I was ‘handled’, violated because I was lied to, but also bitchy because I would have behaved differently if I’d known he felt that way.

The kind of person I am is someone who believes in respecting people enough to be honest with them, respecting them enough to believe that they can manage their own emotions and their own trials, and respecting them enough to believe that they will be kind and gentle with your heart.

At a macro, impersonal, general-human-behavior-would-ideally-reflect-this-format kind of level (or a fictional one), if you’re in Love with someone and you want to be with them, you should tell them.  You should trust them to be able to make a decision and respect the choice they make - be that to return your affections or to walk away.  Successful relationships may involve many kind lies and plenty of small compromises, but a foundation built on either will always crumble.  

Manipulating your way into staying in someone’s life under false pretenses of friendship, when a romance is what you really want, is the opposite of kind and Hook’s uncomplicated honesty as regards his feelings for her is something I will never stop appreciating about him.  He loves her.  He tells her.  He doesn’t ask her to love him back.  He doesn’t ask her to stay by his side.  He’s not asking her to be with him.  There’s an implicit invitation in everything he says or does - ‘My heart is open and I’m here if and when you’re ready’ - but each time she walks away from him (no matter how much I wish she would STOP :P) he lets her.  

He’s steadfast.  He’s supportive.  He’s open.  He’s available.  He wants nothing more than to see her successful and happy.  

Hook merely hopes that someday she’ll see how wonderful he is.  

That is Love.

But my problem with him (I personally think I would absolutely adore Captain Swan had they handled it better - you know, not have him change his mind from wanting nothing more than avenging Milah to loving Emma in a span of, like, two-ish weeks) is how he keeps things from her. 

If he wants to love her, so be it. But he cannot say “When I win your heart, and I will win it, it will not be because of trickery. It will be because you want me,” then do just the opposite and keep things from her.

In order for Captain Swan to be agreeable, he needs to tell her everything. And I do mean everything.

He needs to tell her that “his” Milah was the very same Milah who abandoned both Bae and Rumple. He needs to tell her what happened to Milah. He needs to tell her about his betrayal of Bae in Neverland. He needs to confess what happened with Ariel. Because right now, he is not open with her about anything other than his feelings for her. And without knowing someone’s past, how can you possible build a strong foundation for your future? You have to know where they’ve been in the past so your future can be strong together. 

They need to slow down his redemption arc. It’s happening too quickly, so it seems false and forced. Captain Hook is a character I would love had they not tried to redeem him as swiftly as they did for the sole purpose of making him available for Emma. I personally love pirates. And I know I would love Hook, because I even loved him in Disney’s Peter Pan. They just aren’t handling the situation well at all. 

He’s already told Emma how he feels, and she knows how he feels. I appreciate when someone tells another how they feel. It saves a lot of drama and heartbreak. But now that he’s told her, he needs to back off and let her have some room to breathe and make her decision. 

He’s being too pushy. And you can’t tell me that the whole I’m-going-to-watch-you-with-my-telescope-while-you-eat-dinner-with-your-family thing is not slightly creepy. It’s stalkerish and obsessive. It was creepy when Jefferson had been watching her in Season 1, and he didn’t even want in her pants. It gives me bad vibes. Being on the receiving end of that behavior is horrifying.

And I sincerely hope that they can change my mind about this. Because I want to like Hook, I really do. But they’re not making him likable. If anything, they’re making it worse with the lovesick puppy thing. Let him be his own person. Don’t have his life revolving around Emma, and Emma alone. 

True.. It is unhealthy to start a relationship based on lies.. A relationship can only be succesfull, when you are fully open and honest with each other.. Otherwise you lose each others trust and trust is one of the most important basis of a relationship..

Props to this confessor for sharing. I get what he’s saying, and some people have already blown this thing way out of proportion.