It’s Swan Queen Bitches!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, I know that timeline. Sorta. I think that question of do beans manipulate time or just place is important. Very important. But, also, even that basic timeline has some big holes in it. Here are the things I have the most questions about:
- That whole early modern Scotland thing the start time for the show (that’s what I’m calling the place child!Rumpel is from.)
- The overlap of Tink and Nealfire in Neverland
- Hook being in Neverland in relation to the Milah storyline
- Nealfire still being only 30ish (and Hook)
- The order of events during Snow’s exile (Ariel, Red Charming’s near execution)
- August and Neal meeting up in this world
There are more things that I question in this timeline. I’m hoping as the show moves forward it’ll take us through those moments. But, maybe we’ll just always wonder?
Fingers crossed for all sorts of explanations. You’re such a lovely, sweet anon. Thank you. And I know you’re not starting an argument. You’ve helped me think through some things about the show, and now I think I understand the show better, which is amusing to me. I never thought I’d understand how this show came together. I still don’t, but I feel better about it.
I jumped to be negative so quickly, I think, because I’m still a bit cranky about some of the unexplained things that happened in Neverland. Like how Regina takes that heart and then that storyline is dropped. (That boy could have led them to Pan.) Or how Rumpel magically has a way to stop Pan back in Storybrooke. Oh, and how he magically has a dreamshade cure. Basically, I’ve been irritated by some continuity problems and convenient solutions on the show. That’s why.
Dearest anon, I understand what you’re saying. I just think the writers need to be aware of the relationships they are creating. You can’t plan a show as complex as OUaT without paying careful attention to timelines and realms and other worlds. It’s a big deal to cross realms, so the relation of places to each other is just as important as people. If the base world is the Enchanted Forrest, which is similar to early modern Europe, then when they pull in characters from other places, they need to ground them in the new world. Just as Sydney, a genie from Islamic mythology, was given a reason to be in the Enchanted Forrest, the other characters should be explained as well.
I know it’s not necessary to have all the answers. (Why does Rumpel have Pandora’s box under his floorboards? How did the Greek king Midas end up in the Enchanted Forrest? &c.) But this show is about jumping through time and space. They need to help a viewer out here. I can’t just forget what I know of myth and lore and legend when watching the show. They either need to work with the cultural understanding or rewrite it by giving us the new history. Does that make sense? They took Ursula and turned her into an ancient myth within the Little Mermaid fairy tale which is part of the larger Enchanted Forrest realm. This allowed them to create a new version of the story. I am okay with this. I need this, though, or I can’t understand.
I’ll give Medusa a shot because I tend to hope for the best. But, I can’t have Medusa be like Pandora’s box. I need to see the relationships. I think I explained this better this time? Maybe? I tried, lovely anon. And thank you for encouraging me to remain positive and open to the show. I need that sometimes.
no one gives fanfic writers enough credit like can we just slow clap it out for all the writers who can manage to finish a fic or just even start one and have the confidence to put it out there for everyone to see because that shit is pretty hard to do and so is typing it all up and just thinking of the plot and all the little details idk writers are great
Reblog if you love Regina Mills.
This is my little experiment. Let’s see how many Regina fans are on Tumblr.
Well, beautiful, mysterious anon, my problem with Medusa comes from her source texts. She is part of a mythological system of gods and demigods and monsters. Once upon a Time is based on fairy tales, which are more about magic and magical creatures than deities. I struggle with crossing of characters meant to explain the origins of humanity and those meant to entertain. Ya feel? I can understand the impulse to incorporate magical characters from all sorts of sources. But, I don’t like this impulse to pull from places that don’t make a lot of sense.
In addition, I really struggle with the cosmic time of the show. There’s an ancient world gorgon and then an early 19th century mad scientist and then those magic practitioners August finds closer to our time period. Who knows when Rumpel grew up or when Hook set sail. It’s hard to understand the scope of the show.
It’s already hard enough to process the timeline for the main characters, working in the magic users on the fringes makes the show both infinitely larger and harder to comprehend. I like to be able to map out the world of the show, and Once is getting to the point where they seem to be actively incorporating things to muddle the bounds our their world. And while I appreciate the urge to pull from unexpected and interesting places, they don’t explain the connections they make. This also cause them to waste perfectly good characters and plots that make sense for the show.
How does that sit with you, dearest anon? I hope I articulated myself clearly here. (Final comment, I like that the writers want to incorporate villains that aren’t Regina and Rumpel, but there are ways to do this that don’t cause so many problems for the universe they’ve created.) Hope that answers the question. Thanks for the ask. :)
Medusa? Medusa? Medusa? Medusa?
I’m displeased. Severely displeased.
Regina - No matter what they say, I do love you.
# OMG Regina’s smile
#oh god #the lighting in the original footage darkens the shit out of henry’s face#so seeing it this way #he just closes his eyes expectantly #and smiles#because when was the last time this happened and it felt nice and warm and free of bitterness#when was the last time she called him her little prince and he didn’t go ‘evil queen evil queen evil queen’#henry loves his mama #fuck everything else #goes off in the corner and sobs#the occasion is i love you #the queen and her prince #save henry #ouat spoilers
And for a moment there, Regina thought she wasn’t enough for Henry - as she wasn’t enough for her mother or for the King.
Favorite Looks of the Queen (♔)
Emma bby ur so weird
Question about that Thinking Tree that Feeds on Regrets Apparently?: Regina poisoned her son
on accident and still has fewer regrets than Emma and Snow? All the things pre-curse I understand her not regretting. But all the stuff with Emma and the post-curse-break stuff? Really? How many regrets can Emma and Snow possibly have that keep them bound to the tree when Regina can pull away? (Sadly I think I don’t buy this.)
What do you think?