Mental Meanderings

I came for the femslash, I stayed for the pretty.

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I think they’re two very strong, powerful, intelligent, attractive women. Sorry, I’m biased. You’ve got a brunette with brown eyes—dark, sultry—and then you have this blonde, blue-eyed, very—Emma has a different quality from Regina. She’s definitely more athletic, more active, stronger physically in a different way than Regina would be. And Regina has a different internal power and that’s also very attractive, and a witch, and a humor, and a sassiness that we all love about her. She can be very snarky. And there are a lot of qualities that make these two characters connect and I can see why people would want them to be together. There’s also been tension between them throughout the years and they’re fighting and at each other’s throats, but not ever really physically hurting one another, and so there’s that tension that I think that can be perceived as very sexual by a lot of our audience. 

- Lana Parrilla [x]

Doesn’t JMo have green eyes?

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You know, for all those SwanQueens, by the way, there’s a pretty fascinating thing that I found the other day, and I took a picture and sent it to Jen Morrison because it was such a great cashmere sweater, but Red Valentino has come out with this—it was SO awesome—it’s this swan with a crown! [laughs] I took a picture and sent it to Jen and I was like, “Oh my God, I saw this and thought of you!” and she’s like “We should both get one!” and I thought it was awesome. We both support the SwanQueen ship, we do. Unfortunately, they only had one extra-small. [laughs] But if anyone out there wants to get us one, we would wear it. I couldn’t believe it—I was like, “Oh my God,” and I wondered, “Did Valentino make this for SwanQueen?” It was almost as if it was fanart that I’ve seen before in the past, so it was really quite the coincidence, it was really cool.
Lana Parrilla attacking my feels in the After Ellen interview. [x] (via barbie-shoes)

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From the fanfic writing desk: Long fics and short prompts





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sgtmac, how the hell can you think you write slow when you can turn out like 7 or more amazing prompts in a week if you have the time? I’m sure if you added them together, the…

I also see a big difference between long multi-chapter fics and fulfilling one-shot prompts. The difference can be summed up like this: complexity. In a multi chapter fic you are interweaving multiple plots and multiple character arcs. In most one-shots you are at a specific moment in one single plot or character arc, which makes the short intensity burst easier than the multi day sustaining necessary for a multi chapter fic. Sometimes the short burst is liberating in a way that diving, however briefly, into one’s multi chapter fic is not.

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"At the end of the day, they are family. So I can’t see either one of them physically hurting one another or ever leading to death or wanting to kill one another, because at the end of the day they are family, and they will have familial conflict and arguments and such, but I think they’ll find a way to resolve.”

Lana Parrilla.


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