Asked by Anonymous
It took me a while to realize why, like you point out, many of us are okay with talking about Bobby in a racy way but not okay with Remilie and the answer I came up with is that when we talk about Bobby we talk about his public figure. We don’t know him, not really, we don’t presume to do so. We mainly fantasize about Bobby the actor, the guy he is in the public eye, the guy who can be a sex symbol and joke around about his fans and stuff. We talk about THAT person, which is not the real Bobby and as long as everyone is aware of this there’s no intrusion on his privacy or anything like it.
But Remilie, I feel, intrudes on private!Bobby, the real Bobby. It touches upon his personal life, his marriage, his family and, on that same note, Emilie’s personal life and family. It’s speculation about real life events and acquaintances and wishful thinking about the real people, not the actors.
I’m not talking about people who might want them to be together in their mind, who fantasize about it because that’s still in the realm of dream-like, non!real people and furthermore, if those daydreams have no way to reach any of the parties then no harm, no foul. But speculating on the internet about the way Emilie and Bobby interact, about their personal lives, about how they’re better for each other than their significant others… that’s not only kinda creepy but also potentially harmful. As Emilie very well knows rumours about your co-stars are really easy to start and can lead to really hurtful situations. Her whole situation with Robert Pattison is proof enough.
For me there is a difference, a big one. And it’s not only that I don’t like the idea of treating Remilie like any other ship, it’s that I also think it’s potentially dangerous and I don’t want anything to mess up the nice chemistry Emilie and Bobby have, not to mention their personal lives and the people in them.
Bottom line is I don’t like Remilie. I won’t make other people stop but I’m entitled to try to distance myself as much as possible from it and making my objections about it clear in the hope that some people might see the potential harm in it.
Asked by hierrohombre
Hang on to your hats, people, it’s time for The Thing:
WELCOME TO RUMBELLE, YOU SWEET SUMMER CHILD. I SEE YOU THERE, SO YOUNG, SO FRESH, SO WOOBIE. LET ME SLOWLY CLASP YOU TO MY BOSOM IN A MOTHERLY WAY.
HERE’S AN ARTIST’S RENDITION OF WHAT HAS BEFALLEN YOU, COURTESY OF VALOSCOPE:
NOW YOU STUMBLE AROUND, A LITTLE LOST RUMBELLE CHICK NEEDING LOVE AND GUIDANCE, TREMBLING WITH THE FORCE OF A THOUSAND BOTTLED-UP FEELS. NEVER FEAR, FOR WE’LL TAKE YOU IN, SINCE YOU HAVE BECOME
ONE OF US.
WE HAVE TEA, FOR YOUR SHATTERED FEELS. WE KNOW IT HURTS, WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE. MOST OF USE JUST DUMP A LOT OF VODKA INTO THAT TEA. IT’D BE EASIER TO JUST DUMP A TEA BAG INTO A BOTTLE OF SMIRNOFF, TO BE HONEST.
HERE, DEARIE, ARE SOME GIFS I BRING FORTH TO YOU SO YOU CAN BLOG ABOUT YOUR FEELS, AND HOW RUMBELLE RUINED YOUR LIFE AND YOU LOVE IT. TAKE THEM, DON’T BE SHY. YOU WILL NEED THEM, YOUNG PADAWAN. THEY WILL BECOME YOUR NEW LANGUAGE. BE WARNED, LITTLE ONE, FOR THEY ARE OF A SPOILERY NATURE THAT MIGHT HURT YOUR WEE EYES. THEY’RE ALSO AWESOME, SO YOU SHOULDN’T STARE AT THEM DIRECTLY.
LIKE AN ECLIPSE.
OR RUMPLE’S LEATHER PANTS.
AND SINCE THIS IS A PRETTY COMPLEX FANDOM I DIRECT YOU TO A WELCOME PAGE SO YOU CAN GATHER YOUR BEARINGS AND EXPLORE MORE OF THIS MAGICAL LAND OF CHIPPED CUPS AND SEXY SCALY MEN. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS THERE YOU’LL FIND ANSWERS. IF NOT YOU CAN ALWAYS SEEK THE RUMBELLE TAG, AND POST QUESTIONS THERE. RUMBELLERS ARE ALWAYS THERE TO ANSWER.
ALWAYS. RUMBELLERS DON’T SLEEP.
IF YOU FEEL THE NEED FOR SOME LOVELY VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE UTTER PERFECTION THAT IS THIS SHIP I DIRECT YOU TO THE RUMBELLE ART TAG, WHERE MANY TALENTED PEOPLE POST TALENTED THINGS THAT PRODUCE BOTH AWE AND ENVY.
AND LAST, AND THIS IS WHAT I’M KNOWN FOR…
NO, NOT LIKE OTHER FANDOMS. NOT SOME PORN. NOT ANY PORN. WE HAVE ALL THE PORN.
ALL OF IT.
FOOD SEX, PEGGING, BONDAGE, S&M (BUT THE REAL TYPE, NO INNER GODDESSES, ALL KINKY FUCKERY), CANE PORN, PRIEST PORN, CANNIBAL PORN, SHADOW!SEX, DADDY!DOM, DOM/SUB, BLOODPLAY, MIRROR-SEX, PREGNANCY KINKS, POWER-SEX, INTERSPECIES SEX, LACTATION PORN, MAGICAL SEX AND MANY MORE.
DECEPTIVELY TIMES OF LULL CAN HAPPEN WHERE YOU BELIEVE THAT, LIKE A SLUMBERING BEAST, THE PORN MONSTER IS NOT AS TERRIFYING AS PEOPLE HAVE LED YOU TO BELIEVE.
AND THEN SOMEONE DECIDES TO, SAY, DUMP ICY WATER ON A WHITE-SHIRT-WEARING BOBBY AND SUDDENLY IT’S A FEEDING FRENZY AND YOU’RE TORN BETWEEN BEING AMAZED AND HORRIFIED.
I DIRECT YOU NOW TO MY FANFIC REC LIST, WHERE YOU SHALL FIND MANY TREASURES. I ALSO GIVE YOU A REC LIST OF REC LISTS (A LIST-CEPTION, SO TO SPEAK). YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO THE RUMBELLE FIC TAG IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED MORE RUMBELLE
PORN FICS IN YOUR LIFE. AND YOU WILL. AND IF YOU WANNA HIT THE MOTHERLOAD OF RUMBELLE FANFICTION CHECK OUT THE RUMBELLE LIBRARY, RIPE WITH DECADENT FICS FOR YOUR PERUSAL.
IN THIS FANDOM WE LIKE TO CELEBRATE WITH FIC, COPE WITH FIC AND START MASSIVE FIC WARS SO THERE ARE SEVERAL YEAR-ROUND EVENTS DESTINED TO BRING FORTH MORE RUMBELLE
SEXYTIMES MOMENTS: THE RUMBELLE SECRET SANTA (ORGANIZED TWO YEARS IN A ROW AND TOTALLING AROUND 350 FICS),FLOOFAPALOOZA (FOR WHEN YOU NEED TO GO ‘AWWW’ DESPERATELY), 50 FIRST HAMBURGER DATES (YES, WE GOT IT BAD) AND THE RUMBELLE SHOWDOWN (EXCITING NEW ADDITION CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE!). IT ALL CULMINATES WITH THE T.E.A. AWARDS, WHERE WE MOSTLY CONGRATULATE THE WRITERS ON ALL THE SEX, FLUFF AND TEARS (GREAT PLACE FOR NEWBIES TO ALSO SEEK FIC RECS!). THEY ARE COMING UP IN A FEW WEEKS, BTW.
MIND THE SPOILERS, DEARIE.
BUT IF YOU’RE ALL CAUGHT UP YOU SHOULD TOTALLY CHECK THIS TUMBLR WHICH WILL HOLD PRECIOUS TREASURES SO YOU CAN SURVIVE THE SUMMER HIATUS WITH MOST OF YOUR SANITY INTACT.
WE AIM FOR REALISTIC GOALS HERE.
IF YOU HAVEN’T YET DELETED YOUR TUMBLR ACCOUNT AND MOVED TO A COUNTRY WITHOUT INTERNET CONNECTION THEN CONGRATULATIONS, YOU INDEED HAVE THE MAKINGS OF A GREAT RUMBELLER. AND YOU’RE GONNA LOVE IT HERE.
NOW LET ME HOLD YOU GENTLY, SOFTLY, LOVINGLY.
Welcome to the fandom, dearie.
I really, really, really can’t wait for the wave of “Rumple meets his mother-in-law”, “Belle’s mom discovers her precious baby is married to the Dark One” and “Mama Belle catches the pair having sex” fics once Belle’s mom is introduced.
Bring it on, fandom.
Bad Faery Prompted for Dog Days of Rumbelle: Belle and Gold are contestants on the reality show of your choice. What are their motivations for being there? How awkward is falling in love with cameras around 24/7? And what happens when they’re the final two vying for the prize?
Summary: Royce Gold auditions for Project Runway to humour his teenage son adamant about getting his papa to pursue his secret dream of being a designer. He didn’t expect it to like it so much.
He didn’t expect to like his model more.
Rating: PG (what are the chances it’ll stay that way, though?
Asked by Anonymous
Out of all the fics I’ve read the one I love most that has the angry!sex trope is The Spoils of War by Bad-Faery. It’s… magnificent. Also I need more people to help me in my “WE WANT A SEQUEL, BAD-FAERY, WE WANT A SEQUEL, BAD-FAERY, WE WANT A SEQUEL, BAD-FAERY, WE WANT A SEQUEL, BAD-FAERY, WE WANT A SEQUEL, BAD-FAERY, WE WANT A SEQUEL, BAD-FAERY, WE WANT A SEQUEL, BAD-FAERY, WE WANT A SEQUEL, BAD-FAERY, WE WANT A SEQUEL, BAD-FAERY, WE WANT A SEQUEL, BAD-FAERY” master plan.
Asked by Anonymous
That jolts the memory somewhat. I’m struggling to imagine a specific setting in which such a switch would take place.
… no, wait. Lets say that Belle has some idea about how to resolve some queenly mater or the other. Rumple thinks it’s too risky, Belle, resentful of his curtailing of her right to decide her own fate forces him, by way of her power over him, to leaver her be.
Turns out Belle gets into deep… trouble, and Rumple is unable to help her until she verbalizes an order negating the previous order. Though he saves Belle he’s furious and resentful of how she’d used her power over him to incapacitate him so, almost costing him what’s most dear to him… her. So she orders the power of the dagger be reversed until such a time when Rumple orders to switch it back. He’s amazed she’d so blindly trust him but she points out that’s what he does every day with her. They experiment with his magical control over her and have themselves a very nice evening. But afterwards Rumple orders the power be reverted back to its original flow, since the enjoys being under Belle’s mercy more than having her under his.
I hate you, anon. I’m writing ONE thing in this whole month and a half and it can’t be this. This must go to the back burner, with all the other pretties.
Asked by Anonymous
excuse me dear porn priestess I may have forgotten to add this to the fics i am looking for: detailed masturbation fics, I am sorry to have bothered you with two asks in a row, please forgive me.
a) I’m never bothered by asks. I love asks! If I could legally marry my inbox… well, let us say ours is sadly a love that dares not speak its name.
b) You might have just described virtually all rumbelle fics ever. We rumbellers have a predilection for oral sex, specially Rumple going down on Belle (I swear virtually ALL my smutty fics have that… though I’ve just realized that I’ve never written Belle returning the favour… OMG). I hate to be the kind of person who recommends her own fics but Addiction, A Little Taste and Comings and Goings are particularly geared to the use of Rumple’s silver tongue.
Ironically the more oral-sex oriented fic I could recommend isn’t Rumbelle but Rushbelle. Bad Faery’s Force of Instinct has ridiculous amounts of oral sex. Oral sex all over the place.
Well, for over D/s fics you can check the BDSM tag from Fuckyeahbelleandrumpelstiltskin. There are a lot of great fics (and if you want hardcore I’d suggest Bad Faery’s Electrical Impulse series).
Now onto masturbation. Bad Faery is particularly fond of this (though I don’t know whether she realizes it or not!). What You Know is a great read, as it The End of the Line. There’s also Constant Companion (it’ll kinda mess you up a bit, but it’s not angsty per se). I’ve written masturbation in See Me and Talk to Me.
I wish I had the time to peruse all the Rumbelle writers I remember having these themes and compile a list. Alas for this month and half the next I barely have time to breathe. I’m sorry, kind anon! But I’m sure other rumbellers will jump in!
Asked by eevylynn
The one that springs to mind right now is Nothingeverlost’s Nabokov, that presents a Papa/little girl sort of relationship. It’s quite good, I strongly recommend it. I know I’ve spotted a couple of others but I can’t remember any of them right now.
Mob Boss Rhys Gold desires to expand his territory to the city of Avonleigh, seat of the French Mafia. And though he finds Maurice French brutal but base he soon realizes it’s his sheltered little daughter, Belle, who’s the reluctant brains of the operation.
Interest turns into grudging admiration and, slowly, into love. And so their illicit affair begins.
Asked by Anonymous
God, this is such an encompassing question! I mean, it all depends on which sort of Bell and Rumple the writer is writing. Peasant!Rumple, DO!Rumple, Lady!Belle, amnesiac!Belle, cursed!Belle…
But, in general terms, I expect Gold to be a bit of a coward, have a self-loathing problem, a power problem (either that he’s powerless and hates it because people take advantage of him or he’s powerful and loves to subtly flaunt it) and a mean streak. I also expect him to be cunning and resourceful (I mean, look at peasant!Rumple’s brilliant plan to get the dagger), fiercely loyal to those who manage to break through his outer shell, sensitive, gentle, self-sacrificial and empathetic to those suffering problems he’s familiar with.
Belle I expect to be a bit naive, curious to a fault, reckless and trusting. I also expect her to be gentle, interested in people and in helping them, always eager to lend a hand or delve deeper into something. I expect her to be wilful, sometimes to the point of it being unwise and always striving for independence. But I also see Belle as someone always looking outside. Belle seldom thinks about herself, about her own safety or her own problems. She’s too focused on others (the village of people terrorized by cursed!Philip, Ruby, Rumple, Neal, etc.) to the point that I feel she’s not comfortable with people’s attention being on her, on her own problems and thoughts. I think it has to do with her independent streak. I think sharing about herself doesn’t come easy for Belle, she’s more comfortable when the other person in the relationship is taking the spot. And I bet it’s kinda lonely, because it keeps her from truly having deeper relationships with people, keeps other people from seeing her.
I think Rumple is the exception. He makes her feel safe, makes her want to share herself (probably because Rumple’s loyalty and adoration make it easy for her). Besides Rumple, who loves so few people but loves them with everything he’s got, worries for her in a way not even Belle herself does. Wants to avenge her, frets about her being safe, wants to protect her, wants others to protect her.
Is that what you had in mind, anon?
Asked by Anonymous
My God, this has potential, anon.
I recently read a fic I was very reluctant too, because I feared it was one of those crossovers where they just stick Gold and Belle into the place of the main characters and then have them act completely unlike themselves to follow exactly the plot of the book/movie/whatever. But God, was I wrong.
The Ghost and Mrs Mills, a Rumbelle adaptation of The Ghost and Mrs Muir, is a great read. It’s faithful to the premise of the movie without it being too faithful. Gold and Belle act like themselves but also by people who went through different circumstances in life than the ones from the show. It’s a wonderful read (though a WIP, mind you), it incorporates aspects of OUAT skilfully, stands on its own (meaning you don’t need to watch the movie or read the book to get the fanfic at all) and it’s very well written.
I recommend checking it out!