pretty-period:

More girls should join boys’ teams so it could be a tradition and it wouldn’t be so special.” - 13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series in its 68-year history, the FIRST girl to throw a Little League World Series SHUTOUT. Her fastball? 70 MILES PER HOUR. #throwlikeagirl #BlackGirlsROCK

theuppitynegras:

shutupaubrey:

black dress black undies black soul 

napfreak:

Swan Queen Appreciation Week ▹ day 6; favorite song.

I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart. 
But you came around and you knocked me off the ground from the start.

You put your arms around me,
And I believe that it’s easier for you to let me go.
You put your arms around me and I’m home.

I realized that, all along, my theory was right: Make music that you want to hear, and instead of having fans that one day might criticize or abandon you, your fans aren’t even fans. They’re people with tastes similar to yours. They’re friends you haven’t met yet.

missdontcare-x:

Winner for Guest Actress, Comedy Series at #EmmysArts is @UzoAduba, @OITNB!

reneewarriorprincess:

lzclotho:

When “Broken” first aired, I assumed (as I believe the audience was supposed to) that Emma was able to jumpstart Regina’s magic because she was the Savior/child of True Love/etc. And, as such, I assumed that Regina thought the same.

Except, she’s surprised that Emma has magic in “The Cricket Game”. She had no idea that Emma could use magic, and between the episodes there is no indication to Regina that Emma was able to do anything magical (e.g., she doesn’t know about Cora trying for her heart). 

So when Emma says she can use magic, she’s shocked. And you can see when it clicks that it’s because she’s the Savior. Only, this implies that she’d come to another conclusion about how she was able to get the hat to work in “Broken”. A conclusion that has nothing to do with Emma being the Savior, but rather Emma being Emma.

This means that Regina had assumed that her magic was kickstarted solely by Emma touching her.

And, as we all know by now (as does Regina), magic is emotion. So Regina had not only assumed that Emma’s touch had brought about her own magic, but she had accepted that Emma’s touch brought forth emotion strong enough to power a damn portal.

And the only magic she knew powerful enough to create a portal would have been … True Love.

So she thought Emma *loved* her. And since the magic can only work if both are in love, Regina spent the first several episodes of season 2 wondering how she could have not known what her own feelings toward Emma were.

How could I miss being in love? I lost so much of myself that I don’t know my own heart anymore? I want to know love again. And then Emma smiles at her when she comes back through the portal, invites her to the celebration. She’s excited, she’s pleased, and she’s feeling the love.

Only to have Emma level charges of Archie’s murder on her. She asks her, straight out, you know me, you know my feelings, you know I have no motive to do this, because it would change how you feel about me, and I am not willing to endanger that. So when Emma lets her go, over her parents’ objections, Regina thinks she has a chance. 

She sees Emma on her doorstep, but Charming and Snow are there, and her defense is snark. And then it’s revealed that Emma has her own magic. Elementally. Regina’s belief that Emma’s actions (saving her from the mob and the wraith) and starting the portal were caused out of love for her is shattered. Fact she’s faced with: Emma’s magic simply started up Regina’s like a car battery with jumper cables. Emma has no feelings for her, believes she did kill Archie, and is now party to tricking Regina into a magic trap…

No clue how to defend herself when no one will listen to her, Regina poofs away, hides, devastated.

And THAT is the condition Cora found her. Broken, not actually by Cora’s manipulations, but rather broken because Regina had lost the people she thought loved and supported her, as she had come to realize she loved them: Emma AND Henry. This is why, when she realizes it was Cora who set her up, Regina demands they seek out “Emma, Henry, and the two idiots” because her primary goal becomes to get back Emma and Henry’s love and trust by showing them proof/truth (“see I *didn’t* do this”) to win it back.

SWAN MILLS FAMILY IS THE CORE OF THIS FUCKING SHOW.

EVERYTHING comes back to Emma, Henry, and Regina, and how they interact with one another. And it always will. No other relationships will ever come close. Even Snow Queen is a paltry relationship compared to the vibrant layers of the triad that is Regina/Henry/Emma.

IMHO. Full stop.

this whole thing should have been brought up at comic con. SERIOUSLY. what other explanation is there?!?! i want to hear it. i want to know what else this could have been. because it looks pretty damn convincing that that is exactly what was happening.

I’m gonna go cry now

awkwardfangirlurl:

dakota829snow:

If you need motivation to vote every hour please picture afterellen calling JMO and Lana for the interview. WE ARE DROPPING AND FAST. SET AN ALARM AND VOTE. 

We are losing, please vote if you haven’t already swen

lewreen:

inlovewiththepractice:

I heard this on the radio. Mike Brown was a kid who didn’t want to play football, even though he had the body for it. When asked why, he told his friends that he didn’t want to hit anybody.

This is the child that they’re going to paint as a thug. 

Make. This. Known.

swanqueensails:

A new show about a couple of guys who can’t understand that no means no..

mayoreginamills:

SWAN QUEEN APPRECIATION WEEK: DAY ONE
     ↳ FAVORITE SEASON; SEASON ONE [part one / part two]

"I think that this… Whatever is between us, needs to end."

sheriffswanmills:

Swan Queen Appreciation Week

Day 1: Favorite Season - Season 3

swansouffle:

swan queen appreciation week » day one: favorite season

season three

wistfulwatcher:

Swan Queen Appreciation Week - Day 1
     ↳ Favorite Season: First