Emma Swan: a Kick Ass Heroine

Quite frequently, while I scroll through my Twitter feed, I see, “Emma Swan has gotten so weak” or “Emma became weak when she started dating Hook”. Not only are those statements untrue, but they’re just stupid. To begin with, Emma was never weak and she isn’t weak now. Also, Hook hasn’t made Emma weak. Love is strength and those who say love makes you weak need a reality check.

So let’s break down some scenes (because I could easily list like 10, but I don’t feel like it) where Emma Swan has proven to be the strong, kick ass heroine that she is:

When she slayed a dragon by herself:

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Yeah, remember that time Emma single-handedly slain a dragon? It was the same person who didn’t even believe in magic. For those calling Emma weak, slay a dragon and then talk. A weak person wouldn’t descend into a shady basement with a dragon. A weak person would skip town, but Emma didn’t. Because she’s strong.

When she had to sacrifice her true love:

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I am so sorry, let me start by saying. Emma had to not only watch her true love die, but she had to be the one to kill him. Yah, that’s someone who is so weak. Wrong. Her doing this was one of the strongest things Emma has ever done on the show. This was a man who she loved. A man who she wanted to spend her future with, but he asked her to do him this final favor. This was an act of a brave, strong woman. Please tell me how Hook makes her weak. I dare ya!

When she became the Dark One:

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She knew she was strong enough to control herself as the Dark One. For the most part, Emma was strong enough to resist the darkness. Who willingly becomes the Dark One? Surely not a woman who is weak. This was still the biggest plot twist ever. She put on a brave face to save her friend who may have been tempted by the darkness.

When she climb the beanstalk:

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I don’t recall the exact words, but I remember Emma telling Mulan that if she didn’t survive the trip up to the beanstalk, to make sure Mary Margaret got home. Those are not words of a weak woman. A weak woman would refuse to climb the beanstalk in the first place. Not to mention Emma was in a land that she wasn’t at all familiar with and she was taking the chances on a pirate who wasn’t known for his goodness. So, yeah, Emma’s a pretty strong character. She’s fearless and it’s always in the name of love.

365 Days of OUAT Fics

So for those of you who don’t know, I have been in a fanfiction mood lately. Whether it be writing it or reading it, I have been addicted. Which is weird because I never thought I would like it, that’s why I’ve always avoided it until last month. My New Year’s resolution is to write more. Since I am a journalism student and I write for the student newspaper and am a writer for Talk Nerdy With Us and Hollywood News Source, I am constantly writing. However, it’s never fictional and that’s what I want to focus on.

My plan is to write a one shot every day. Spanning from 250-1000 words. Whatever I have time for that day. I want to have different prompts to write about and different ships. Not merely just Captain Swan, although it’ll probably be mostly that!

What I’m asking for is for you all to comment, tweet me a prompt that you would like a one shot about. Any ship (as long as it’s canon), any interaction, any plot, whatever. Just let me know!

I will be posting on my fanfiction account starting January 1!

Hopefully I’ll be able to stick with this since college is a bit demanding, but I’m optimistic!

25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 25


Merry Christmas, shipmates! I hope you all are being very spoiled. Thankfully I found some spare time to write this before Christmas festivities later this afternoon. Yay, presents! Anyway, I saved the best and hottest scene for last. And if you know me, I bet you can guess what scene it is. I’m going to gif the hell out of this.

Season 6 Episode 1: ‘The Savior’

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I just remember when this sneak peek was released and we had no idea this would happen. It started so innocent with their house and then BAM!

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Killian has to keep assuring Emma that her son or parents wouldn’t walk in on them. It was so funny because Emma definitely didn’t want anyone walking it. Damn you, blimp.

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Canon: Killian has a fetish for Emma’s jacket. Although, this wasn’t really surprising considering he’s into leather too. But omg….she wanted to undress and he’s like nope. I screamed. We all screamed. I will forever scream.

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I don’t have a sentence to say about this besides: DEAR LORD. HOT HOT HOT! The passion on their faces is just overwhelming. They love each other so much and were so ready for some coffee.

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Yes. Just yes.

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Why is this scene so hot though? Honestly, they have such fantastic chemistry and it went to waste this season. I am still looking forward to the sequel since the stupid blimp interrupted. Emma was worried about her family walking in, but it was a dang blimp. Talk about bad timing. Still salty about this.




Merry Captain Swan-mas

Because it’s Christmas and I wanted to write a Captain Swan Christmas one shot. Enjoy!

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Emma stands in front of the oven, wondering if the ham is cooked enough. She’s never been very handy with cooking, but this was one of her first Christmases with family and a boyfriend. She wanted to do it right-how she always imagined it would be when she was a child.

“Emma,” Killian pokes his head in to the kitchen. “What time is everyone coming over?”

Deciding the ham is cooked enough, she pulls it out of the oven. “At four for dinner.”

“I want you to open your present before your family gets her.”

Emma arches an eyebrow at him. Knowing Killian, he probably bought her something not appropriate to open in front of her parents or son. It’s probably for the best because David would kill him. “Should I close the blinds?”

He smirks at her, handing her a small box. “Get your head out of the gutter, Swan. It’s Christmas. I’ll save that for Valentine’s Day,” he winks.

She rolls her eyes, unwrapping the paper. “Oh, Killian,” she dangles a necklace with a diamond anchor on it. “It’s beautiful; I love it.”

He gives her a shy smile. “I’m glad you like it, love.”

Kissing his cheek, she brushes her hair to the side. “Put it on me?”

Killian clasps it at the back of her neck, kissing her on the neck as he does so. His lips travel to her shoulder and he nuzzles against her until he hears the front door open. “Bloody hell.”

“Mom, Hook!” Henry calls from the foyer.

“In the kitchen,” Emma calls back as Killian backs away from her.

Henry comes walking into the kitchen with Regina at his heels. She carries a pan of what Emma assumes is her famous lasagna. She prompts her to set it on the kitchen where the rest of the food sits. Mary Margaret and David were in charge of providing dessert for tonight. Emma even invited Zalena, but she doubts she’ll show up. The door opens again and her parents come walking in with her baby brother Neal. He wails as soon as he enters the kitchen.

“We brought brownies and sugar cookies shaped like ginger bread men,” Mary Margaret announces. “David didn’t help.”

David raises his hands in defense. “You told me I couldn’t help!”

Emma smiles as her parents playfully bicker. She glances at Killian from the corner of her eye who is talking to Henry. Henry waves to her as he sees her looking at them.


After dinner, the family gathers around the fireplace in the living room watching A Christmas Story. Emma sits on Killian’s lap, leaning her head against his shoulder. She plays with the diamond anchor around her neck. He catches her hand in his and kisses it lightly.

“I just don’t understand,” Killian’s eyes never leave the TV. “Why wouldn’t they buy Ralphie a gun? It’s good for his manhood.”

Henry is the first to respond. “Because guns are dangerous in the real world.”

David nods his head in agreement. “Unless Emma and I are using them.”

They continue to watch the movie as Killian keeps asking Henry questions about the antics inn the movie. At one point, Regina leaves the room to escape his constant questions. Emma just enjoys being in the same room with the people she loves without any threats of deranged villains coming to attack her or her family.

“What are you thinking about, love?” Killian runs his hand down her arm.

“I never had this growing up, and I’m just glad I do now.”

“Aye; I’m glad you do too.”

Emma stands up, walking over to the tree to fetch his present. “It’s not much.”

He takes the present, quirking an eyebrow at her in a flirty manner. Unwrapping the paper with his hand, he stares down in the box. Pulling out a little onesie with the words ‘daddy’s little pirate’ scrawled across it, his face goes blank.

“Swan?” his gaze is full of love.

A tear roles down Emma’s cheek. “I’m pregnant.”

“You were right this morning in bed; this was the best day ever.”





25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 24

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! Hope it’s going better for you than it is me. Let’s just say working retail today has made me a little Grinch. However, I am going to write about the best scene ever in the history of TV shows. Yes, I am talking about Emma and Hook’s reunion at the end of season 5. I’ll probably cry as I write this.

Season 5 Episode 21: ‘Last Rites’

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All you hear is the rain falling and then a deep voice say “Swan”. The camera shows Emma turning around to see Killian. As if in disbelief, Emma whispers “Killian?” before running into his arms. I sobbed so hard because look how happy she looks just running into her true love’s arms. I’ll never be over it.

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And they kiss each other like she’s making sure this is actually happening. The passion was so raw in this scene. The love is just pouring out of this kiss and I can’t even right now. No words can properly express the emotions I had while watching this.

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“How are you here-I what!?” Emma is just so dazed but she doesn’t even care. She’s just  relieved the man she loves is back with her. Back where he truly belongs. These cheek kisses killed me. Cute af. And it was improvised. Honestly-just aw.

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As Hook is explaining how he came back from the dead, Emma cuts him off by kissing him. She just wants to kiss her man, and I can’t blame her for that. He doesn’t seem to mind though. They’re such a wonderful fictional couple. Here it is canon that Zeus deemed him worthy to go back to his life. What a fanboy. Thank you, Zeus!

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“I’m just glad you’re okay,” Emma says as she grips onto him. And Hook reciprocates his relief that she is okay too while realizing not everyone is. Nonetheless, this scene was sweet and I hate that people were mad about it. Emma thought she would never see him again, and then he appeared back to her. A normal reaction was exactly how she reacted and I don’t see this scene as disrespectful; I see it as an act of love.


25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 23

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! Which is totally a thing. Super bummed I have to work on actual Christmas Eve, so tragic. Today I wanted to talk about a fun Emma and Hook scene. As the days are dwindling down, I can’t believe I haven’t used this scene sooner, but saving the best for last!

Season 3 Episode 21: ‘There’s No Place Like Home’

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“Princess Charles. And I’m Princess…Leia,” Emma swoops in to save the day. I find it so funny that he wasn’t able to lie so easily. Aren’t pirates supposed to be cunning and witty? They make a great team!

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He’s being so flirty! And look at her smile as he tells her this. There is no doubt that she likes when he compliments her. She’s so smitten with him just as he was with her. Of course, Hook made it more well known.

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“Pick a partner who knows what he’s doing.”Hmmm seems like Hook’s done the waltz before. Has anyone stopped to wonder how exactly he knows what he’s doing? Doesn’t seem like a pirate thing to do waltzes, but hey, I don’t question Hook. Obviously Emma was just as surprised to find out he knew how!

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It’s so special that Hook got Emma’s first dance as a ‘princess’. I think Emma was definitely okay with that. This was one of their many firsts together. They look so good together too. I love them.

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“You appear to be quite the natural,” Hook tells Emma. He just can’t stop complimenting her. He was falling so hard for her; it’s so cute. Look at how happy they look just dancing at a royal ball even though they’re trying to get back Storybrooke. It’s like for a moment, they were in their own little bubble.

25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 22

It’s almost the big day: Christmas. I just really love Christmas, even though I’m not really in the Christmas spirit. Anyway, I can’t believe I actually managed to keep up with these posts! Success! This scene may have been short, but oh my CS feels.

Season 4 Episode 23: ‘Operation Mongoose Part 2’

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“Everyone woke up exactly where they were,” Emma says, realizing that Hook wasn’t where he was before the curse hit. A look of panic washes across her face and I hurt for her. Then you see Hook leaning against the banister upstairs, teasing Emma about how he’s usually more tidy. She runs up the stairs and grabs him in a tight hug. It was just such a special moment because it showed how much Emma cares about Hook. She looks so happy!

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Quality improvising, Jen. I can’t get over this!

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The way she’s looking at him is definitely a woman in love. In that moment, she felt how much she loved him. However, she was too scared to admit it out loud in fears of losing him.

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“I was worried I wouldn’t be able to,” she pauses, “thank you”. My heart literally shattered in this scene because I was hoping so hard that she would say those 3 little words. You could see Hook’s hopefulness and aw. I was so sad for him. I think he saw in her eyes that she loved him. Nonetheless, I understood Emma’s hesitation.

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Look how cute they are though! She’s so glad that her man is safe in her bed. That sounds…not how it was supposed to. But you get what I’m saying. I just love those too. How wonderful!

25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 21

Where has the month gone!? I am running out of time to write about all of my favorite Emma and Hook scenes. I cannot believe I haven’t written about this one yet because I fangirled so hard during it.

Season 5 Episode 7: ‘Nimue’

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“I get this spark thing, and I’m working my way back to you babe.” Look at Hook noticing that Emma is quoting something from a movie. Which, if we’re being honest, I have no idea where that quote is from, so props to Hook!
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“Calm down, Swan. I’m not proposing.” DANG! I do believe this was the cutest scene ever. I love both of their reactions to this. Hook told Emma to calm down that he wasn’t proposing. Then Emma gives this side-eye thing that totally looked like a ‘dangit’ kind of look. We saw ya, girl.
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After Hook gives her Liam’s ring and tells her to bring his Emma back to him, he says this line and I fell in love more. He wants Emma to know that he’s here for her and that he loves her, darkness or not. I love that even though things were rocky, Hook managed to give her some light-heartedness into Emma’s situation.
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And, of course, she reciprocates those feelings. I will never tire of them confessing their love for each other because we don’t get to hear them say it all too much. But you know that they love each other anyway.
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They are just adorable.


25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 20

I was going to wait to post this scene until Christmas or Christmas Eve, but I have special ones saved for those. If you know me, you know which scenes I’m talking about. Anyway, this scene hails as the best scene ever. I say this all the time. Ahhhhh!

Hook is being all mushy and telling Emma how brave it was of Ashley for putting love first. As he’s saying that, Emma’s playing with his hair which makes me wanna cry because it’s so cute. Then she asks him to move in with her. All nonchalant. I remember screaming in my dorm room until I eventually started crying. I was so chill, guys. Happy tears of course.

“Sometimes you have to walk outside and hope you don’t get hit by a bus,” Emma says. I like how she’s casually repeating what Archie was telling her. I think she was hella nervous and awww.

Then she tells Hook that she can make room for some black leather jackets between her red leather jackets. Couples that wear leather together, stay together. I love Hook’s sassy face in this gifs and then she mentions the closet situation and he tells her that when she puts it like that, he would love to move in with her. In other words, HELL YA!

This kiss was so cute. It wasn’t urgent; it was just a casual kiss. Like it was so coupley. Sure it was a simple kiss, but it was a meaningful one. And all their kisses are cute to me either way. Also, her hand. His hand.

THEN THEY PUT THEIR FOREHEADS TOGETHER AND RUB THEIR NOSES AND OMG. I am completely fine; I just thought this was adorable. They are so in love. You can’t fight with me about this. What they share is true love and anyone who says otherwise can leave. I love how he rubs his thumb against her cheek. Everything they do is just so heart eyes.













25 Days of Captain Swan: Day 19


The end is coming! Okay, that sounds dramatic. Time is ticking down to Christmas and I still have so much to do. Yet here I sit writing about Emma and Hook. It’s cool though because since I am on winter break, I need to keep up with writing so when I go back to school, I feel kind of motivated.

Season 5 Episode 23: ‘An Untold Story’

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“What is it, love?” Killian asks Emma before following the others into Granny’s. Emma tells him that she wants to tell him something when things are calm and there’s not some psycho after them. This is it! She’s about to tear down that small piece of her wall.

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Hook is internally freaking out. He’s probably like ‘omg, she’s gonna say it when nobody is dying!’ I mean, that’s how I felt in this moment so I can only imagine he did too. Look at how pretty he is…

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Emma tells him that she loves him. Now, this may seem like a mundane thing, but for Emma, this was a HUGE deal! She was never able to fully love someone before Hook came along. Let’s take note of how adorable Hook’s face was when she said it. He was so happy, and it brought happy tears to my eyes. AWWW!

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The lift kiss! I won’t forget when we first saw bts photos for this. I was studying for some test and I couldn’t concentrate the rest of the night. I don’t know why, but I love lift kisses. I just-

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Just think, after this kiss, it’s when they went back to her house for that couch scene. Hehe. They have so much chemistry and passion I just can’t handle it sometimes.

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Another angle of the kiss because why not?