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.
Is this an actual fanfic somewhere?
Perfect Chemistry - A Foxxay AU
Misty Day is labeled as the perfect teenage girl who has worked to gain a place as a quarterback in her high school’s football team, while Cordelia Goode was the stereotypical outcast that used to spend time in the library and hide from the good-looking boys. When their senior year starts and they are assigned each other as lab partners in chemistry class, they discover that they may not be so different.
While Cordelia helps Misty improve her grades, the other girl decides to play matchmaker and starts introducing the girl to the most influential and good-looking boys in high school, unaware of the fact that the nerdy girl has always had a crush on her. It’s when Cordelia starts to show interest towards the rival school’s quarterback, Hank Foxx, when she realizes that she doesn’t want to lose the girl who has become her best friend and crush.
Lupin was the good boy, he got the badge.
Who is the Lupin model here?
It would have meant admitting that I had b e t r a y e d his trust while I was at school, admitting that I’d led others along with me… and Dumbledore’s trust has meant everything to me. He let me into Hogwarts as a boy, and he gave me a job, when I have been s h u n n e d all my adult life, unable to find paid work because of what I am.
Who is the young Lupin model here?
But apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends. Sirius Black… Peter Pettigrew… and, of course, your father, Harry – James Potter. Now, my three friends could hardly fail to notice that I disappeared once a month. I made up all sorts of stories. I told them that my mother was ill, and that I had to go home to see her… I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth… and they didn’t desert me at all. Instead, they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.
Who is the Lupin, and the rest of the Marauders model here?
If I have missed anyone off or if there are mistakes I apologise, there was a lot to try and go through! Just send me a message and I shall update as necessary!
Tanya Denali ✗ Eternally 25 ✗ Vampire: Denali Coven ✗ Scarlett Johansson ✗
Tanya was changed by Sasha and later had a few sisters to co exist with her. Her creator had been killed by the Volturi after creating an immortal child and had scarred the three adoptive sisters immensely afterwards. The blonde grew to be flirtatious and was described as being a succubus at one point from her advances and killings. She’d even gone as far as advancing towards Edward a few times but was rejected by Edward, Tanya still remaining his close friend nonetheless.
Still residing with her coven in Alaska, Tanya’s been brought up to speed with Alice’s visions and what’s to come. She’s been preparing her sister for another visit if needed and for any surprise visits from the Volturi. She’s been quite antsy lately and isn’t looking forward to the confrontation with the Volturi since the last time they’d come they had killed Irina right before their eyes.
Tanya’s known to be lighthearted and a bit of a flirt, not having a mate to settle the girl down. She’s friendly to almost anyone, even Bella considering she’s married to someone she’d had interest in.
[Zoe/Misty, set sometime after episode six]
Zoe fidgeted at the entrance to Misty’s home, the black nail polish on her fingers slowly being chipped away as she dug them into the object in her hand. She picked at the thin groove where the pieces connected until she almost pulled it apart. It would…
Zoe burns. Misty can feel her calling out, reaching out towards her, pulling at her soul until Misty has no choice but to follow where Zoe might lead her. It burns like fire, like the scorching flames that took her life, and consumes her entire world. She wonders if there is a limit on resurgence…
so yeah I did a thing and I hope you guys enjoy the zisty/Zoe day/(I think we need a better name for this ship)
I was meditating when I was disturbed. I don’t know what it was and it’s not something I’ll ever be able to describe. it was kind of like a pull in my gut. you know that feeling you get…
NOTE: This is inspired by Ezekielmoose’s Fix Him which is Misty/Kyle. I thought up this little drabble about Misty comforting a very upset Zoe after the events in Fix Him. The disclaimer cometh: This story is inspired by characters and plot lines used in…
Horror is considered a separate genre, but these three genres often overlap.
- Paranormal Romance: Romance with a paranormal element. However, the romance outweighs the paranormal aspect in most cases, but is still an integral part to the story.
- Urban Fantasy: Urban fantasy is often used interchangeably with “paranormal”. It takes place in urban areas and has fantasy, paranormal, or supernatural elements.
- Dark Fantasy: This genre is a cross over between horror and fantasy. It has fantasy and horror elements, but does not focus on them as heavily as other genres. This would be considered paranormal rather than supernatural.
- Gothic Horror: This used to be the name for the horror genre. This genre is not related to the goth fashion style. There are several forms of this genre (English, American, southern) that may involve romance or a sense of being “trapped”. Paranormal creatures (like ghosts and other creatures associated with the afterlife or death) are quite popular in this genre.
See Basic Horror Writing Guide for a general overview and some resources.
There is often a paranormal or supernatural element in horror, most likely some form of ghosts. However, there are also other elements present.
Certain abilities given to humans may fall within this category. This can include telekinesis, clairvoyance, and telepathy, among others. However, these abilities often come secondary to the horror element or the main horror creatures (ghosts, psychological torture, etc.). They should come second if horror is the main aspect of the story. Once these elements become primary, you’ve left the horror genre (primarily).
But, as with horror, including paranormal and supernatural elements must be there to further the thrill, suspense, or horror of the story. With supernatural and paranormal fiction, those elements should be integral to the story.
PARANORMAL VS SUPERNATURAL
This is a personal opinion
Supernatural: Something inexplicable that defies the laws of nature or something that was once a part of nature, only to defy it.
Paranormal: Something that shows signs of being beyond scientific understanding.
As noted in the definitions above, supernatural deals with transformation from the ordinary to the impossible. Paranormal deals with something beyond us, like clairvoyance.
Paranormal fiction tends to be lighter and it often has a romantic feel to it. When I say “romantic”, I do not necessarily mean love, but showing something in a light that makes it better than it actually is. Supernatural fiction tends to fall on the side of gritty horror more often than not.
What falls under each definition depends on who you ask, but abilities (for example, telekinesis) are generally considered paranormal while certain creatures (werewolves and vampires) are considered supernatural.
CREATURES & CLICHES
With this genre comes otherworldly creatures. Right now, the genre is heavy with angels, demons, vampires, and werewolves. While there’s nothing wrong with writing about those creatures, it’s good to expand. After all, supernatural and paranormal are forms of fantasy. You can do anything.
Research some underused creatures and put a new twist on them. Use them as a base for a creature of your own creation. Go nuts with these creatures and make them unique.
They can thrive in one environment and suffer in another. They can be subject to evolution. They can be associated with a certain element or symbol. Give them odd abilities and give them reasons for this. Make up your own mythologies.Yet with the four main creatures mentioned above comes cliches. We’re all sick of them and you should challenge yourself to write outside these cliches, though you can still rework a cliche and make it unique.There is a group of cliches in paranormal romance that stand out from the rest because they are harmful. For example, male love interests who are brooding, possessive, and creepy yet written as desirable.An important point to remember when you’re creating creatures is not to go so far that these become something else entirely. You can’t take away the fundamental characteristics if you’re trying to be unique. That destroys the creature. Your vampires don’t have to sleep in coffins or turn into bats, but you can’t really take away the blood drinking thing, can you? That’s the main characteristic of vampiric creatures (and there are many).More:
- Ten Worst Vampire Cliches
- The A-Typical Vampire
- Supernatural Creatures Inspiration/Definitions
- Vampire Cliches
- Werewolf Cliches
- Werewolf Genre Pet Peeves
- Writing an Overused Supernatural Creature
- Vampire Tropes
- A Guide on Zombies
- Guide to Ghosts
- Describing Fantastic Creatures
- Werebeast Tropes
- Tropes of the Living Dead
- Writing Zombies
- Sea Creatures
- Birds: Mythology
- Cliches in Paranormal Novels
- Is Your YA Paranormal Romance Cliche Enough? (chart)
- Cliches in Paranormal Romance
- Top 13 Paranormal Romance Cliches
- YA Common Cliches: Paranormal Romance
- Overplayed Urban Fantasy Cliche 1 2 3 4
- Fantasy/Urban Fantasy Cliches
- Mythical Creatures List
- Mythical Creatures A-Z
- List of Mythical Creatures
- Magical/Mythical Creatures
Some music to listen to while writing:
Bad Moon Rising | Black River Killer | Blood Circus | Come Little Children | Davy Jones Music Box | Ghost Riders in the Sky | Hell | Hell Hound Blues | Herr Drosselmeye’s Doll | Hotel California | House of the Rising Sun | The Killing Moon | Mr Crowley | Oogie Boogie’s Song | Sympathy for the Devil | This House is Haunted | This is Halloween | Void
- Supernatural Romance
- Books with Angels, Gods, or Demons
- Best Gothic Books of All Time
- Ghost Stories
- Angels & Demons
- Favorite Ghost Stories
- Best Books About Faeries
- Paranormal’s/Urban Fantasies That Don’t Suck
- Haunted Houses
- Paranormal in New Orleans
- Best Gothic Novels/Suspense Novels
- Forbidden Love in Fantasy/Paranormal/Supernatural
- Supernatural and Addictive Fantasy
- Best Shapeshifters
- Books with Supernatural Females
- Bone Chilling Paranormal Romance
- Anything But Vampires
- 19th Century Supernatural Horror
- Gay Horror
- I See Dead People
- Killer Ghost Stories
- Uncommon Supernatural Creatures
- Gothic Paranormal
- Best Adult Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance
- Indie Books - Paranormal Fiction
- Humorous Paranormal Books
- Hot Paranormal Romance
- Werewolf and Shifter Romance
- Paranormal Book Lists
- Not the “Normal” Paranormal
- Literary Fiction Meets Paranormal Romance
- Gay Paranormal Romance
- Lesbian Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
This should be useful for NaNoWriMo this year. I feel possible urban fantasy coming on.
American Horror Story, Black Dahlia.
Those eyes…..why does she remind me of Elizabeth Gilies?
“Yes, I am. I apologize for not introducing myself sooner. I’m Cordelia Foxx-headmistress," she introduced herself. She supposed that her complete lack of decorum must have something to do with the surprise that she felt upon seeing Misty Day at the Academy’s…
Zoe felt the woman’s nimble fingers against her skin. She wanted to flinch and pull away—she didn’t want to feel dependent on anyone. It would only show how weak she was. As if her body was completely ignoring what she told her to do, the girl simply sniffed and leaned into…