i want a word for the almost-home.
that point where the highway’s monotony becomes familiar
that subway stop whose name will always wake you from day’s-end dozing
that first glimpse of the skyline
that you never loved until you left it behind.
what do you call the exit sign you see even in your dreams?
is there a name for the airport terminal you come back to,
i need a word for rounding your corner onto your street,
for seeing your city on the horizon,
for flying homewards down your highway.
give me a word for the boundary
between the world you went to see
and the small one you call your own.
i want a word for the moment you know
you’re almost home.
Killian - i know you want me - Jones
There will never be anything more important than Killian Jones missing the dartboard when Emma Swan asked him out on a date.
No my good sir…Thank you!
I live for these tags.
oh look i found some more (all these from this post alone too)
ALRIGHT I NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT.
This right here. This is Hook’s arc. And it’s the writers, speaking through Rumple, directly to the haters and I FUCKING LOVE IT.
Think of all the words they could have chosen to describe Hook’s predicament.
Yet they chose to basically say he’s being torn between a selfish pirate and a lovesick puppy. Two things he’s constantly reduced to by people who apparently don’t use their eyeballs to watch the show.
And I bet you all the fucking monies that Killian’s arc this season is all about how he is both AND neither.
He is always going to be a pirate. He will always be a little selfish when it comes to the things he loves (which in Emma’s case isn’t necessarily a bad thing. She will come first with someone for the first time. Ever). And he will always be willing to think a bit…outside…the box in situations. He’s always going to have his swagger and charm and sass. And fuck you if you think he’s ever giving up the leather.
But he’s no longer fully Captain Hook either. He’s can’t do the same old pirate shit he used to and be ok with it. His moral compass has shifted back towards Killian Jones. The anger than once fueled him and blinded him is dissipating, and this season will be about him fully letting it go and making peace with his past.
And on the other hand, he is in love. And when Killian Jones loves someone, GAME FUCKING OVER. He’s dunzo. Lost. All in. It’s one of his greatest and most defining traits, his ability to love in titanic proportions. As we’ve seen as he’s fallen in love with Emma, love brings light into his life, and makes him the best version of himself. He’s supportive and encouraging and adorable and steady. He’s sacrificial and giving and brave and true. It’s ridiculously beautiful.
But part of being in love is learning how to be in love, healthily. How to balance your feelings with your reality and your partner. Sure it’s admirable to lead with your heart, but it can also blind you. Fears and insecurities also bubble to the surface when you’re emotions are high and growing. Killian will have to learn that he can be the man he is, past and all, and Emma will love him just the same. What he needs to (and will) learn is that sharing your life/worries/everything is not burdening. That love is strength, and with it you carry each other. And he can lean and trust in Emma to be happy to hold him up.
This is seriously going to be so beautiful to watch unfold. To watch him not only come into his own as Captain Killian “Hook” Jones, but to love truly and be truly loved in return. To watch Emma do the same as she embraces herself and him.
I just…Captain fucking Swan, man.
This. Last week’s episode pretty much laid out Hook’s arc for season 4a. It also didn’t hit me until later that the line “Only those who face their inner darkness and turn away from it can break the spell” from the flashback with Anna and Rumple applies to Hook as well. And it offers so much hope for the character because right now he is going to face his inner darkness, but the narrative already foreshadows that he is going to turn away from it and move forward as he learns to balance the characteristics of the pirate with those of the honorable man and lover of Emma Swan.
This fucked me up
3x12 vs 4x04
Here, have a close up. *throws confetti* Here, have two. *throws more confetti*
YO! PEOPLE OF THE CS FANDOM, WE NEED THIS TO BE AT 40K BY NEXT SUNDAY, THINK WE CAN DO THAT?
We can totally do this!
Let’s do it!
40K you say! LETSSSSDOOOODISSSS
I reblog everytime this appears on my dash… showed up twice just now…. OOPS I GUESS I WILL HAVE TO REBLOG AGAIN
the thing about the hand-holding habit they’ve gotten themselves into, is that - were they to just show them clasped together - fingers wrapped around the edges of each other’s palms - the audience would still understand that they are together, that emma is making the conscious effort to move forward, that she wants to be with him etc. etc.
but, instead, they very deliberately show them with their fingers intertwined, content to stay that way even if, sometimes, it’s more uncomfortable. and if you think about it, it’s much more difficult to pry apart hands when they’re laced together that way, over the former. it very obviously shows that (and please excuse the cliche/generally cheesiness about this next line - cs brings it out in me) their connection, their love, is unbreakable now.
and even more than that: their twined hands are a really really nice visual representation of that idea, which is popular in a lot of cs fics at some point or other - generally when they’ve fallen into bed together, all tangled limbs - '…until she doesn't know where she ends and he begins' (or something along those lines)
i just thought that was important to note??? that it’s not a simple case of holding hands, but the very deliberate act of lacing them together as oppose to clasping them, especially in light of the fact that their love - or rather, emma’s love for killian - is going to be tested in the next couple of episodes
And to think only a few months ago all we had was one little “good”…
3x12 vs 4x04
Between the excitement of the first date and the bitter end of the episode and the fear of what’s a head, I feel like we forgot to stop for a second and appreciate the fact that we’ve made it! And by we I mean Emma (we were only waiting for it to finally happen).
I posted the first gif from 206 above Emma’s in love face from 404 because it really symbolize the long road it took to get to where we are now. In that moment on “Thallahassee” we realized for the first time how far Emma would go to keep love out of her life. She would chain a man down because he threatens to enter her heart.
From this point on we saw Emma constantly struggling against her own fears. If it was the fear of trusting a man after everything Neal did to her, the fear of losing someone she cares about, or even her constantly reminder that she is the savior and she doesn’t get a day off.
This date for Emma meant so much more then just to have a good time, it was about “being there” for the first time in her entire life. It was about stop running from love and embracing its present inside her.
This is what the second gif is about. Emma is in love with Hook for a very long time, but this night was the first time she truly gave in to it. She let herself get lost in the moment and when it was over she had this one little second (before Mary Margaret spooked the hell out of her) where she realized how happy it made her. Finally.
The focus on this date was definitely Hook’s hand, but the effort it took Emma to get to this point is noticeable all over her face during it. You could really see her going against her nature, letting her be “all in” without running away and at the end it made her feel truly peaceful and truly happy.
There’s no doubt we are still not in the “happily ever after” phase for those two, but I think we can take a second there to recognize this achievement and be truly proud of Emma Swan. She made it there with the help of her pirate, but also with a lot of self-work.