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It's Only the End if You Want it to Be

Posts tagged once upon a time

Mar 25 '14

Anonymous asked:

And what do you think about Rumple ? And Regina ? And Neal ? (because of your thing about loving the nice guy and they are grey characters for me, so i am curious, sorry ^^")

No problem! :-)

I like Regina SO much more this last season than I did in the previous two. In the last two seasons, I kept feeling like the writers wanted us to be sympathetic towards her but she KEPT doing awful things and blaming other people for her own mistakes, and I just wasn’t willing to give her a free pass.

But now, she seems to have genuinely changed, or is at least well on the way towards improving herself as a person, and I give her major credit for that. That still doesn’t excuse the things she’s done in the past, but the fact that she’s doing better now says a lot.

Regina, like Hook (actually, more than Hook probably) has a lot of annoying fans who act like she’s never been anything but an innocent victim and nobody has legitimate reasons to dislike her or distrust her. This is especially relevant with regards her relationship with Henry, with the way some fans seem to blame him for all the issues in their relationship despite the fact that Regina did some really problematic and arguably abusive things as a parent. And I love Regina and Henry’s relationship, don’t get me wrong, and she’s been a much better parent as of late, but the fact is that she did some really messed-up things and Henry had plenty of very valid reasons to distrust her.

Again, though, this is largely the fault of the fandom, not the character. Overall, I really like Regina and I hope she doesn’t fall back into her old ways and is able to build a fresh start for herself.

Rumple… mmmm. Rumple is another character I don’t like nearly as much as the majority of fandom seems to, but he’s okay. Like with Regina, I give him credit for owning his mistakes and trying to do better. I especially appreciate how hard he kept trying to fix his relationship with Neal, even when Neal (very justifiably! Like Henry, Neal has been the victim of some truly awful parenting) wasn’t having any of it. I’d like to see more of that relationship once Rumple gets back.

… I also have to confess, I find Rumple annoying as hell when he’s being the Dark One and doing that annoying giggle every five seconds. Quite possibly that’s the point, but much of the fandom seems to find him hot in Dark One mode, so… IDK.

… Also I have very mixed feelings on his relationship with Belle. Especially since she seems so very defined by her relationship with him, while he gets to have other plotlines and other relationships. That’s not necessarily his fault, but I find it troubling.

Neal, I really like. I didn’t like him much at first, but he’s a shining example (possibly more than any of these characters) of someone who’s really learned from his mistakes and improved. I hate that he abandoned Emma just because August told him to (?!??!?! … like, why? I’m still so confused about why either of them thought that was necessary. Why couldn’t Emma have fulfilled her destiny with Neal?!), but he clearly feels horrible about it and has tried to be there for Emma and Henry (I really love his relationship with Henry - considering Neal had no idea he even had a kid, he embraced fatherhood really quickly). And, like I said when I was talking about Rumple, I find the relationship between Rumple and Neal fascinating. It’s so damaged, but they were really trying to mend it when Rumple ‘died’, and I hope we see more progress.

… Neal is the opposite of many of these characters for me, in that much of the fandom seems to hate him and I really like him? I don’t even know why, but which characters connect with you can be kind of a subjective thing. For me, I like Neal and really hope the writers don’t get rid of him.

Mar 25 '14

Anonymous asked:

why is captain hook from ouat your least favorite character?

????????????

… He isn’t???

I just looked through my OUaT tag trying to figure out what would’ve given you that impression, and I’m honestly confused?? The worst I’ve ever said is that I don’t really like him.

Which, you know, is true, but I don’t really dislike him, either. I’m pretty neutral when it comes to Hook. I don’t love him like so many fans seem to, but it’s not like I’m seething every time he’s onscreen either? There are moments where I really like him, moments when I’m neutral, and occasional moments when he does something that bothers me, but overall I’d say I’m more positive than negative about his character.

As for why I don’t love him, well, the first thing you need to understand, dear Anon, is that I have absolutely no attraction to bad boys. So Hook’s whole “cynical, misunderstood rebel” shtick… well, it falls a little flat for me. Some people love that character type, I’m not one of them. I always go for the Nice Boy. Pretty much without exception.

The second thing isn’t something that I have against Hook himself, but rather his fandom: which is that Hook fans, particularly ones who ship him with Emma (which I don’t), have the most annoying tendency to overlook or excuse every problematic thing he’s ever done, usually while demonizing other characters like Neal in the same breath. That isn’t Hook’s fault, but it’s still something related to his character that annoys me.

And lastly, there’s this… because I don’t ship Hook with Emma (and the writing for their relationship often feels incredibly forced to me), he doesn’t really have a relationship with another character that I can connect to. The other characters, for the most part, have relationships with characters beyond their love interests - the Charmings as a family, Rumple’s relationship with Neal (and vice versa), Regina with Henry and Emma, etc. Hook doesn’t really have that. The best he has is his growing respect/cautious friendship with Charming and, unsurprisingly, those scenes are often when I find Hook the most interesting and fun to watch. But that relationship doesn’t get much focus.

And Hook’s a loner, I get that, but so are Gold and Regina, and you still see them forming relationships with other characters. I’d really like to see more of that with Hook, as well.

None of which is to say I dislike Hook, because I really don’t? At all? He’s not one of my favorites or anything, but most of the time my feelings on him range from neutral to mildly positive.

If I have a least favorite character on OUaT, it’s probably Peter Pan. I mean, he was great as a villain and all, but as a person? Eff that guy, seriously.

Mar 25 '14

one-leg-peeta:

Can we all agree that Daddy Charming is just about the cutest thing ever?

Mar 24 '14

This is everything I ever hoped for you…

(Source: captainswaan)

Mar 24 '14
Mar 12 '14

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Jan 23 '14

Reevaluating Peter Pan post 3x08;

(Source: argentdearie)

Dec 5 '13

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Dec 5 '13

fairestregal:

"Careful. He may look like a boy, but he’s a bloody demon."

Oct 15 '13

(Source: goslinger)

Oct 15 '13
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Oct 1 '13

tjmystic:

mydarling-belle:

Wishlist for season three:

  • Neal constantly quotes Mulan’s movie to her without her knowledge

*watching Henry in Neverland* My little baby, off to destroy people c:

*waking up Mulan, Phillip, and Aurora* Okay, people, people, look alive. Let’s go. Come on. Get up. Let’s move it. Rise and shine. Y’all way past the beauty sleep thing, trust me.

*arguing with Robin Hood* I’ll get that arrow, pretty boy, and I’ll do it with my shirt on.

*taking a ridiculously long time bathing* Just because I look like a man doesn’t mean I have to smell like one.

(In other words, I totally agree, lol).

I approve of this SO MUCH.

Oct 1 '13

In which Regina is sassy and Snow is a badass

Oct 1 '13
"I appreciate you trying to be parents. But we’re the same age. We have equal amounts of wisdom."

Emma Swan, 3X01 Heart of the Truest Believer

Such a great moment. And I know everyone was waiting last season to hear this sort of thing from Emma but it does make perfect sense that she’s spouting it all now. She’s so angry. So angry. She blames her parents for losing Henry, and I do believe she blames Snow for losing Neal (not believing in her about Tamara). Last season she found out she has parents and she just wanted to be with them and get to know them. I think the quote about is something she’s always felt but was hesitant in ever stating it because she was so terrified that she would be left behind or abandoned or they wouldn’t want her. She was afraid of being rejected. But now? She can’t hold back how she truly feels. 

(via schmacky)