Captain Charming Floor
Where Captain Hook turns into a 12-year-old boy because his girlfriend (she’s says she’s not his girlfriend, but she is) wants to spend time with him.
Plus look at that damn smile on his face#I’M KILLIAN I LIKE WARM HUGS
Killian ‘Olaf’ Jones
#do you understand
#that he is completely under her power #she can calm him down just kissing his lips gently #can’t even explain how beautiful it is #he was worried all the day about the fact that she was avoiding him #probably was scared that she’s changed her mind and now regrets about everything that happened between them #by the end of the day there was true tornado in his soul #but then she is just kissing him #so sincerely #with all sensitivity that she has for him #and that’s enough #tornado’s gone immediately #and you can see how our impulsive pirate melts in this moment #and everything because of this gentle girl #and this is real magic #magic of true love #one second ago he was discontented #but now he is relaxed #and being not capable of resisting her #ready for everything she asks #because she is a huge weakness of him #he understand that he will go to the end of the world for her or time #he will watch Netflix even though he doesn’t know what it is #he will be patient and will wait #no matter how long it takes #even all time in the world #just because SHE is the one who asks #just because he would do anything for kissing this magical savior’s lips again #don’t tell me that it’s not beauty :)
In light of an overwhelmingly negative environment here today, I wanted to focus on something positive in regards to one of my favorite shows, Once Upon a Time.
Some of you know that I am a community mental health social worker. What you might not know is what that entails on a day to day basis.
I work in what of the most economically and racially segregated cities in America. I have clients who sleep on the floor, not only because they can’t afford a bed, but because it’s dangerous to sleep off the floor due to stray bullets that fly often due to gang violence. My clients are the severely mentally ill, nearly all of whom are poor or homeless or hungry and who struggle every day to scrape out a meaningful existence in the face of overwhelming adversity. They deal with addiction, they deal with housing conditions so heinous that I will not describe them here. Most of them have severe abuse and trauma histories; some of them have been the abusers, some of them were murderers. Most of them fight with hallucinations I can’t see in a city and a country with a myriad of structural and institutional inequalities I can see but feel impossibly impotent to change.
Part of my job is to give them hope, to help them believe in a happy ending, because without that belief, where is the motivation to fight on? Some days I come home completely disbelieving in hope and happy endings myself, and if I can’t believe in them, how the hell are they supposed to?
And then I watch this show, this silly, sometimes imperfect show. In the face of some of its issues, it excels at, at least for me, driving home some of the most important messages. Believe that happy endings are possible. Never give up hope. Surround yourself with people that love you, who see the best in you when you don’t, and stand by your side and help you fight demons, internal or external. Believe that the mistakes of your past do not have to define your future.
I watch this show on Sunday night and it’s easier on Monday morning to keep helping some of the most beautiful people I know to not give up hope and to believe in a life for themselves that is better than the one they live now.
This is why I watch, this is what the show does for me. That is why I’m thankful.
I’m going to echo Kate’s senitments. I also work within the social services sphere, specifically for an agency that specializes in helping children in residential (group homes) and foster care, adoption, and families in crisis.
Beyond the message of hope that this show spreads and kindles within me, it also shows how beautifully complex families are. That they are messy and imperfect and confusing. That they go through dark times and sometimes even hurt each other. And that even in those darkest of moments, hope exists so long as love does. And that people can grow and change and get better if they truly want to. They can heal and forgive and mend. That evil isn’t born, it’s made, and it can be conquered.
The world isn’t black and white, right and wrong. It’s painted in shades of gray. And Once, for being a silly, beautiful show about fairy tales, does a remarkable job of capturing that for me.
That is why I’m thankful.
now you wanna go home and see what’s on netflix?
a sneak peek at next week’s episode of once upon a time
And now for something lighter!
No, I don’t. In fact, there are quite a few things in this world that trigger/offend me. The song The Reason by Hoobastank is one of my greatest triggers. But do you know what I do when it comes on the radio? I change the station. I don’t call up the radio station and demand that they never play that song again. I don’t write Hoobastank a strongly-worded passive aggressive letter about how their song reminds me of a part of my life that I would rather forget. I don’t figuratively shit on every person that happens to like the song. I am under no disillusion that this world will cater to my needs. I am not special. There are no trigger warnings in the real world. I know that I live in a world where things will happen that will remind me of my past. I know that I will have to face and defeat my demons over and over again. But I don’t focus on that. I focus on the things that I love; the things that bring me joy. I would be such a dark and sour person if I just focused on all the bad things that have happened in my life. So I choose to focus on the good, and I continue to change the station whenever that song comes on. That’s how I fight and win my battles. Because there’s no reason to bring others down just to lift me up.
OUAT going a little meta.
THIS VIDEO THOUGH.
EMMA’S MAGIC IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL
SHE’S RUNNING FROM ALL THE PEOPLE SHE LOVES BC SHE IS AFRAID SHE WILL HURT THEM
SHE IS STARTING HER ‘ELSA’ ARC