The time has come, everyone! Storybrooke is now Open!
The starting point of our story is the END OF EPISODE 3: SNOW FALLS
That means that everything that’s happened up until David waking up and Emma moving in with Mary Margaret is CANON for us in our main storyline. We’re giving our first starting point an extra half-week, since people are still getting set up. That means that we will be moving to EPISODE 4 on Sunday, April 12th, and going forwards after that, we will be moving onto the next episode every Sunday following.
Everyone is welcome to explore side-verses as well, but please have those clearly tagged or in a sideblog. For the main verse, each week you can have forward momentum up until the events of the next episode. This doesn’t mean that you have to follow canon exactly! Want to develop a different kind of relationship with someone? Go for it! And then let those different decisions colour how things progress as the events of following episodes come up.
If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. And please keep you applications coming!
- Mod Hayley
With Emma Swan, Prince Charming, Snow White, Regina Mills, Henry Mills, Rumplestiltskin, Belle, Neal Cassidy, Princess Anna, and Violet present and accounted for, we’re almost ready to open Storybrooke!
We have so many more wonderful characters open and waiting for your application! Come join us!
I thought Belle was gonna walk in. If Belle had walked in i would’ve killed everyone and then myself.
STAY AWAY FROM HIM
Thanks for the tag @darkpoisonouslove, this was a lot of fun!
Rules: first pick 5 shows, then answer the following questions. Don’t cheat. Tag 10 (or however many) people.
3. Madam Secretary
4. Once Upon A Time
5. Terra Nova
What’s your favourite character from 1?
Amita Ramanujan. A doctoral math student crushing on her thesis advisor in the beginning of the series, a double doctorate married to said advisor in the end. She’s witty and cute and always so kind, but I also love how towards the later seasons, she learns to stand up for herself more and not take crap from anyone due to her age or gender.
(A shoutout to Robin Brooks bc she is a total badass and damn if her overall vibe isn’t goals (excuse the slang XD).)
Who’s your least favourite character in 2?
FINALLY! Let the rant commence (not really bc I feel like even thinking about this character is a waste of my time). So this will be concise but unkind. Mon-El of Daxam. He’s just so unbelievably unnecessary. I’m not sure which annoys me more: the selfish, spoiled, arrogant, carefree liar he was at first or how he did a 180 in the flip of an eye. I’m glad he’s not the love interest anymore but I don’t understand why he’s still around then xD Sorry, I just groan every time he appears on screen, which is pretty often.
What’s your favourite episode of 4?
Oh… I guess ”The fruit of the poisonous tree” (1x11). It’s somewhat Regina-centered so, y’know, there’s that, but all around I think it’s cool. And pretty. And idk, I haven’t watched OUAT in so long I’m just gonna answer with this bc it was true once, even if I’m not sure it applies anymore.
What is your favorite season of 5?
*laughter turns into crying* This show got half a season. So… XD
What’s your favorite couple of 3?
Okay I’m deciding that this means strictly canon couples and excluding all headcanons/fics bc that makes answering easier. So the main couple and frankly, the only couple in the show the writers give a damn about. Elizabeth and Henry McCord. (For the first seasons anyway) it’s a really rare, functioning, healthy marriage where they talk and are open with each other. They support and respect one another. They’re cute and playful and don’t sensor their relationship from their kids or their colleagues more than appropriate. It sort of goes down the drain later on but that’s an another essay.
What’s your favorite couple in 2?
The thing I said about canon in the previous? I throw it out the window bc otherwise you won’t get an answer to this. Reigncorp. The amount of trust and faith Lena has in Sam is unheard of when it comes to her. They’ve known each other for a while and they can still lean on each other with anything even when they’d been out of touch for a while, too. Given how clearly Lena loves Sam’s daughter, they already feel like family. It just feels like a friendship that’ll survive come hell or high water bc they both have for once found a person they aren’t afraid to care about.
What’s your favorite episode in 1?
I guess I’ll go with ”Waste not” (3x09) . It’s the one I watch whenever I don’t want to watch any particular episode or start a proper rewatch. It marks the first appearance of one of my fav recurring characters of Numb3rs, the main characters have some really good scenes and the ”harder” plot is interesting, too.
What’s your favorite episode in 5?
Oh, this one’s easy. ”What remains” (1x04). Oh boy. WASH! The mystery! Elisabeth! Maddy! Shenanigans! DID I SAY WASH?
What’s your favorite season in 2?
Um… I haven’t seen all of them, but atm, definitely 3. We got Sam, ‘nuff said.
How long have you been watching 1?
Forever. I have no idea but really, I was a child when I started. An actual child. I have a vague recollection of my dad explaining the show to me (I don’t remember why, either he was interested or he thought I would be) and so I watched an ep on tv and idk, I guess I liked it?
How did you get into 3?
Nothing too special. I saw a promo on tv and thought the show looked interesting. What is worth mentioning, though, that Madam Secretary is one of the few shows where the first ep I saw was the pilot.
Favorite actor in 4?
I’m biased, but Lana Parrilla. I don’t know much about acting but to me she seems pretty talented.
Which do you prefer? 1, 2 or 5?
Numb3rs. It’s my comfort show, I know it like the back of my hand and it never fails to make me feel better, even with all the crime and murder.
Which show have you seen more of, 1 or 3?
See above XD I’ve seen all of the eps dozens and dozens of times.
If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be?
Honestly, pretty much all the characters have less than unfortunate backgrounds xD But if I had to choose, I’d probably want to be Henry Mills. Growing up in a cute small town full of storybook characters who are more or less related to you or at least love you, becoming an author, marrying Cinderella? Doesn’t sound like too bad a life.
Would a crossover of 3 and 4 work?
I’ve read a crossover fic that was pretty good, so I guess it could. But really, no. Madam Secretary’s signature thing is real-life foreign politics while OUAT’s thing is high-fantasy in Maine. So I don’t see it; it would erase what makes those shows, those shows.
Pair two characters in 1 who would make an unlikely but strangely okay couple?
The canon already did that with Meghan and Larry, but if I had to do it again… Robin and Liz? Seeing that they both dated the same guy after one another, the setting is there already. They had like 2 scenes together in the whole show, I think, but it seems they respect each other and each other’s jobs and recognise how good they are at them. I’m not sure if it would be a long relationship, but at least they would look ridiculously good together XD
Overall, which show has the better storyline, 3 or 5?
Terra Nova is a mess that got cancelled before the writers could really even start writing anything. Madam Secretary is less of a mess that almost drag out too long but didn’t, luckily. So yeah, Madam Secretary. They manage to keep it together for most of the time and all the new plot lines they introduce fit the overall theme of the show (aside from one Russian agent I’m not gonna name whose character got lost on his way to his real show - srsly, there’s no other explanation).
Which has better theme music, 2 or 4?
OUAT. The music is awesome and it’s an original score, so as much as I tend to like Supergirl’s soundtrack, it can’t compare.
Emma Swan + Fashion
Here’s an aesthetic I made for an old Captain Swan fic I made a few years ago now, I wrote it back when I had just started writing.
I’ve been think about maybe rewriting it now that I’ve improved as a writer as I’m not as happy with the old version any more haha. Would that be something people are interested in seeing? Let me know!
Have you ever wondered what the characters of Tangled would be like if their stories took place in a darker and mature but not overtly pessimistic alternative universe?
Grimm Kingdom is a prequel series that delves into the lives and mindsets of various characters from the worlds of Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure and Once Upon A Time.
Warning: Contains mature subject matter and references to topics that may be considered triggering to certain people. Reader discretion is advised.
I’ve come to steal your heart, please? :3
TV Show Tag Game
I was tagged by @darkpoisonouslove Thanks so much :D! This looks really fun!
rules: pick 5 shows, then answer the following questions. don’t cheat. tag 10 (or however many) people.
2. Once Upon A Time
3. The S Club 7 Series
5. Tower Prep
what’s your favourite character from 1?
Simon Tudor! He’s such a complex character who goes through some great development. I love watching him go on that journey from being self centered and arrogant and agressive to being a real team player who’s spiritual and who cares deeply for Chrissie and the others.
who’s your least favourite character in 2?
idk maybe King Arthur. I just don’t like season 5 and he’s probably the character I like the least from it.
what’s your favourite episode of 4?
5x14 Tomb. It was a very dark and psychological episode, where at the center of it lay Chloe’s fear of ending up like a mother who had been a mysterious figure in the series for years at the time. It was a storyline I really wanted them to focus on as those fears were such a big part of what drove Chloe. It had some really amazing Chlois cousins moments and some wonderful Chalrk moments. I could and have watched it a wild amont of times. It’s scary and unsettling and it was great to see my favourite character being put in such peril. Also, I love the idea of people being possessed in general, so that was a plus!
what is your favorite season of 5?
There’s only one season xD. I loved it though!
what’s your favorite couple of 3?
Well there was really only one main couple so I guess that would be Hannah x Paul (the characters)
what’s your favorite couple in 2?
what’s your favorite episode in 1?
3x05! I really felt for Shona. She just wanted to find Leon :(. It was a great, really tense episode that always takes me on an emotional rollercoaster it has some great couple moments for the main 3 ships and it emphasises why I love Shona so much!
what’s your favorite episode in 5?
1x06 Book Report. It was a really well written episode. The mystery element was executed so well and it had me on the edge of my seat.
what’s your favorite season in 2?
Season 1! It’s one of the most magical things I’ve ever seen. It has such a special place in my heart and I love it so, so much.
how long have you been watching 1?
Since I was 9! I try to rewatch every year!
how did you get into 3?
I was a freaking baby when the first series came out! I was like 3 years old. My mum always left it on throughout my toddlerhood and childhood. It feels like I was born watching it!
favorite actor in 4?
*Heavy sigh*. It was she who must not be named.
which do you prefer? 1, 2 or 5?
Jeopardy is my favourite!
which show have you seen more of, 1 or 3?
I think I’ve probably watched the S Club Series more! I used to watch a few episodes every weekend.
if you could be anyone from 4, who would you be?
I think Clark! I’ve always wanted those sweet powers!
would a crossover of 3 and 4 work?
You know what? Yes! I would kill to see an S Club 7 show where they all have superpowers. I may or may not have written about it and planned out who would have what powers already.
pair two characters in 1 who would make an unlikely but strangely okay couple?
Simon x Lucy could work. Lucy starts of hating him but by the end they’re great buddies who have a lot in common!
overall, which show has the better storyline, 3 or 5?
The S Club 7 Series is perfect and cannot be touched. I know it doesn’t really have a cohesive storyline but I love each episode like it is my baby so I say 3! Although Tower Prep had a very good storyline but unfortunately it ended with a lot of things unresolved.
which has better theme music, 2 or 4?
Once Upon A Time has some of the most beautiful theme music I’ve ever heard!
Tagging: Anyone who wants do do this, go for it :D!
Emma Swans hair died with the show
For the past year I have been debating writing a Bonanza/Once Upon A Time crossover fic. Well I have been busy and I couldn’t get past my writers block. Well with this whole quarantine I now have the time. If there is someone who is familiar with both shows please message me. I would really appreciate the help