Does it ever feel like someone completely different wrote season 1 of Once Upon A Time? It was smart, subversive and not focused on ships.
Yes it fuckin does.
Yeah, and some of second season 2 as well. Right up until about the time they killed off Cora.
Show of hands, who would swap Cora for Hook without a second thought?
You know why I love AUs? Because the whole point of them is that everything is changed, and yet these two people are still going to meet and fall in love- that they’re so set in stone and so meant to be that you can change literally everything in a hundred universes and they’ll fall in love over and over again.
# XWP OUaT parallels # bonus: ‘irritatingly adorable blonde who won’t leave them the fuck alone’ (Requested by (X))
Swan Mills Family and their belief within another
"This corset never bothered me anyway"
- said no female cast member of Once Upon a Time ever.
So no apology huh. I’m shocked. You were incredibly disrespectful and ignorant about what rape survivors have gone through and you attacked me personally, so it wasn’t just about your ‘otp’. Until you apologize and take responsibility for conducting yourself in a more respectful manner, your name is being added to a list of hate-blogs that need to monitored because you do have the capacity to harm people with your trolling and bullying and violating remarks.
I’ll apologize then—for not taking seriously just HOW impactful violent television can be in the lives of viewers. I thought that we all had agency and intelligence. Apparently, we’re sponges (or mirrors?) and we dish out what we get.
I saw your blog btw, I was just curious. you said that you’re french canadian? well then you’d better give a damn about what I was talking about, because you’re as connected to all of it just as I am.
Read this: http://loveharder.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/andrea-smith.pdf
also, Ask-hole, Regina is NOT the only rapist in the show, just the only one anybody wants to talk about.
Neal impregnated Emma when she was underage. that’s statutory rape. how do we know? because she said to Regina, “that was a juvie record!” about the time she did afterward. clearly under 18.
Hook brags about getting women drunk to fuck them. that’s rape if he really did it.
and it’s not completely in the text, but it is a reasonable extrapolation that Leopold had sex with Regina. that’s what gross old men who buy new wives tend to do. and if he did, that was marital rape.
we have at minimum 3 rapists on the show, expanded to 4 or 5 instances of consent problems (fairy dust! must kiss that dude). isn’t it odd that Regina is the only one that offends you?
Regina’s not even the only female. Zelena sexually assaulted Rumple by holding his dagger hostage.
The difference between Regina and Hook is that Regina went through a two season redemption arc that was not related to wanting to get in Emma’s pants.
Regina’s non-consensual “marriage” to Leopold had significantly more impact on her becoming “The Evil Queen” than the loss of her teenage love, and the only reason the show focuses on Daniel so much is because the show is in an 8 pm timeslot, even though it really does a disservice to Regina’s character. We are given hints to the marital rape, like “The King is a lonely man” and Leopold’s jealousy when he discovers Regina’s journal, when he believes she “fell in love with another man.” The fact that Regina felt the need to have her husband killed instead of oh I don’t know, divorcing him, should speak to the level of abuse she suffered. Her anger at having no control over her life left her wide open and vulnerable to Rumple, who was whispering in her ear about magic giving her the freedom she never had. This does not excuse the choices she made, but understand she did not make those choices in a vacuum, and that she has gone above and beyond any of the other characters to work on being a better person, saving the town over and over again.
So I was on Facebook and I saw this picture and looked at the comments (I know, why in the world would I do that) but wow.. I did not expect to see pages of positivity and people sticking up for this woman. (I have a lot more screen shots) Incase anyone is losing hope, just know that as hopeless as things may seem with all the misogyny and sexism we’re exposed to.. Things are gonna change. Slowly, but surely. Don’t give up everyone!
Do you ever look in the mirror andthink, “I’ve seen that face before”?
OK guys. This moment does not have enough love. In fact, it has some unfortunate anti-love that I aim to resolve here.
Yes, this episode heavily references Girl in the Fireplace. And yes, that episode is pretty much the most anti-shippy thing to happen in canon for Doctor/Rose.
BUT THIS MOMENT IS GREAT AND WE DOCTOR/ROSE SHIPPERS SHOULD LOVE IT TO PIECES LET ME EXPLAIN!!!!
Twelve can’t remember Clara’s name at first. Nor Vastra nor Jenny nor Strax. He leaves Clara in danger and he won’t even give her the screwdriver. He does questionable things—he’s darker, I get that.
But even so, and even though he’s trying to figure things out with the bad guy, and does not have all his memories intact (‘Handles’? Really, Doctor??) he CANNOT leave the bunch of roses on the floor.
The bunch of yellow roses—yellow which signifies remembrance. There are centuries-old ballads (‘Round Her Neck She Wears a Yeller Ribbon’) and old movies (‘She Wore a Yellow Ribbon’) and folk songs (‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree’) all about yellow being the color of remembrance—specifically in all these pop-culture cases, remembrance of a lost love.
And as he’s struggling to remember why droids harvesting parts rings a bell with him, does he look at the droid? No. Does he have flashbacks to women making double entendres with cleavage spilling out? No. (And the eventual reference to MdP is blah blah bland). But what does he do? He twirls the roses and holds them just a little bit closer. This is so reminiscent of the Journal of Impossible Things, where even as a human Ten can’t remember the name of the TARDIS, or the sonic screwdriver—but he keeps drawing roses in his journal and hers is the only face he can canonically put a name to.
Moffat may be many, many things, and do many, many things that I do not particularly like, but this… this is pretty awesome guys. This isn’t anti-shippy at all. This is shippy and sweet and subtle in the extreme.
And I love it and I really think you should too <3