Five Times Captain Emma Swan Wanted a Different Chief Engineer (and One Time She Didn’t)


(I thought now would be a good time to post this, because 3x17 was painful and AU’s are good distractions from that pain.  Read it on AO3 here.  Also, thanks to alchemistc for some beta-ing!)


“So, tell me about this engineer you found,” Emma says, more of a command than a suggestion as she power-walks her way to the cafe where her meeting is supposed to take place.  (And, okay, maybe she’s already in captain mode three weeks before her launch, but so many things have already gone wrong and she’s got to stay in control somehow.)

Belle shrugs, then scurries to keep up, lagging a little in her high heels.  “What do you want to know?”

“How you found him, why you think he’s good, is he at all insane, et cetera,” Emma replies.  “I’ve read his resume, but there’s only so much a list of statistics and glorified recommendation letters can do for a guy.”

“Oh, alright,” Belle says.  She thinks for a minute before continuing, “He’s definitely good, that’s for sure.  His resume doesn’t give him credit for it, but he almost single-handedly saved the Andromeda’s engines from exploding during the attack at Vulcan.  He helped Montgomery Scott develop his transwarp beaming theory for practical Starfleet application – supposedly, they’re friends, or rivals, I’m not sure.  Rumple – Gold absolutely loathes him, which is usually a good indicator of a man’s competence …”

She continues to describe assets of the man they’re about to meet as the two women hurry down the last half a block to the cafe.  Emma doesn’t catch much of it (she tends to tune Belle out when she talks for extended periods of time, which is probably a habit she should break out of, as the woman is her head of Communications and everything) except that the man is infamously dexterous with his fingers, although whether that has to do with engines or something else entirely, Emma isn’t sure.

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warm up, I wanted to do a steve/bucky fa and my brain went straight to the punk!au (hope you don’t mind haipollai )




(oops i discovered this blog and then i headcanon’d)

imagine bucky and steve walking down the street together one day. they’re in normal clothes, but that doesn’t stop a group of young kids from recognizing steve, and they all crowd around him excitedly telling him how awesome captain america is and asking him if they can have his autograph and/or take a picture with him (and of course steve takes it in stride - he smiles and laughs and makes sure everyone gets a piece of his attention, because - unlike bucky - he’s good with kids, always has been) and bucky just kinda drifts off to the side because that’s what he’s gotten used to doing when this happens (and it happens more often than you’d think). but then one little boy notices him and the next thing bucky knows the kid is bounding over to HIM and saying, “i know who YOU are! you’re bucky barnes! you’re captain america’s best friend!”  

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when u accidentally say something REALLY RUDE in front of people u just met



Katniss Everdeen photographed by starrfallphotography on Deviantart.

Cosplay by Aspen of White Rabbit Cosplay and Photography.

if he is the sun then you are icarus


It’s like he’s the goddamn sun and you’re the Earth; everything you do, everywhere you look— it all comes back to him.

i did it i finished the thing
its a mess lmao but w/e #yolo

warnings for brainwashing, torture, violence, alcohol, a lot of ableist language, alcohol consumption, sex (wink wonk), war, a weapons mention (guns, bombs), drowning, angst and cap 2 spoilers!!! have fun go wild but stay safe

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“Every once and a while, a beta can become an alpha without having to steal or take that power. They call it a true alpha.”


I am morally, socially, and in all other ways obligated to flail a lot about the incomprehensible, overwhelming amount of things that Steve Rogers feels about Bucky Barnes. Because, well, I have a lot of feelings about his feelings. Readers be advised — everything beyond this point is spoilers for Captain America: The Winter SoldierAnd I mean serious spoilers — like for the entire movie. Everything. You’ve stopped reading if you haven’t seen it, right? Okay!

Steve Rogers is the man who always stands up. He never runs when faced with an unfair fight, and he never surrenders — not when he’s 95 pounds of health problems held together with nothing but spirit, and not when he’s a serum-enhanced, 240-pound wall of muscle. But when he first sees Bucky’s face, he just lets it all drop. Faced with a Bucky who does not seem to know him (screaming, desperate emotions about the fact that Bucky knew that he knew Steve to come at a later date) — or in fact, his own name — Steve Rogers, quite possibly for the first time in his life, gives up. 

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As soon as I finished watching Winter Soldier I was mentally screaming “I NEED TO DRAW HIS ROBO ARM COVERED IN GRAFFITI INSTEAD OF TATTOOS” and so here is Punk!Winter Soldier, who also has some Steve/WWII inspired tattoos on his other arm… either Hydra got lazy and didn’t have them removed, or this is a post-movie Bucky, who is slowly adding more tattoos as he begins to remember more and excuse me I need a minute. Also is that a target on the assassins back or Caps Shield??? Either way, man.