Can you imagine the day we’re watching ouat and there’s another regular SQ scene and we’re all kinda already used not to get our hopes up like “okay, getting SQ interaction is better than nothing at all, cool.”
And as it continues on, either Emma or Regina just suddenly say something that could be interpreted as flirtatious followed by a hint of the smallest of smiles from the person on the receiving end and going along with it.
“I think the best thing that came out of this showdown was Regina realizing and admitting that there were certain things she took for granted or did not fully appreciate. That’s a big step for her in moving forward not just with her budding relationship with Robin Hood, but also with building a real relationship with her “family,” particularly Snow White and Emma.”—OUAT writers room (via theladyelf)
You know what's laughable you honestly thinking SQ is endgame, boy are you in for a rude awakening by the season finale. Let's just say Regina and Emma finally succumb to their feelings for both their guys. Enjoy and call it the "penis" parade all you want. :)
Hello, tactful anon. Pleased to make your acquaintance! I’m not out to get into any ship wars of any kind. I’m very much a “ship and let ship” kinda girl, so I contemplated whether or not to even respond to this. Please keep in mind that anything I post is MY opinion (which I am entitled to, by the way) and just because it doesn’t match with your opinion doesn’t make it any less valid.
Okay, now that that’s out of the way. What makes you so sure that SQ *isn’t* endgame? A&E once said that when they originally conceived of this show, the rough idea of it contained an Evil Queen, her curse, and the Savior who was the only one who could break it. There was no mention of Hook or Robin Hood. These characters were literally thrown into the show in Seasons 2 and 3 respectively, coincidentally as the Swan Queen fandom’s influence began to grow exponentially. There are any number of reasons these male LI’s were introduced, which I will save you from hearing about because there are literally dozens and dozens of metas which already expound upon this at length, but I would ask you if the rapid push to make CS and OQ canon seems a bit like a distraction from the original jumping point of the series, which has always been about Regina, Emma, and their relationship to Henry and one another. It certainly seems that way to me.
We have already seen numerous theories that RH is working with Zelena to get Regina’s heart for any number of reasons (to get his wife back, to protect Roland, etc.) and they are supported by actual events that have transpired on the show. Jane Espenson has reiterated that Regina giving her heart to RH as prematurely as she did was out of character. I’m sorry, but the way this forced “romance” is being thrust at the audience does not have me convinced that it will be anything less than a plot device to advance Zelena’s new curse. It breaks my heart in the sense that Regina is being put through senseless torture AGAIN, but at the same time it is nice to see that she is finally letting her walls down to someone, because I think that will eventually allow for her bond with Emma to grow stronger and potentially one day allow her to love her in a romantic sense.
As for Hook, Emma’s mannerisms when he is around do not appear to me to be one of a woman who is interested in his advances. I do think the writers are trying their damndest to make him into a more likeable character by showing the good that he is capable of, but Emma (and we, the viewers) have already seen that Hook’s self-centered ways are still very much alive and well: “If it can be broken, that means it still works”, anybody? He’s delighted that Neal is out of the picture and has no qualms about letting Emma know he doesn’t care that she’s heart-broken. Why would this appeal to Emma, who we have all seen evolve from a character who once only acted in self-preservation, but now acts to protect her son and her family first? She is someone who has grown roots in Storybrooke because of Henry, and Hook? Hook has all but been reduced to a root-less, whining, puppy-dog pirate.
And then we come back to Swan Queen, the two women who A&E recently said were so alike in their tendency to build up walls against love? The two women whose plot lines are mirroring one another’s even more with each and every passing episode? As I said before, while I’m perfectly aware that CS and OQ are playing out before us right now, I do not believe either of these ships will be endgame for all the reasons I stated above. And when the relationships end and both women are as confused and hurt as before, who do you think they will turn to? They are flip sides of the same coin. They both have had their lives’ destinies pre-determined by forces greater than themselves, which has left them without the option of choice in virtually every aspect of their lives, love interests included. I believe that the real “true love” of both women is Henry, and that he will bring them closer as he always has in the past. In choosing Henry, they are choosing each other. Whether that means closer in the romantic sense, or closer in a platonic co-parenting sense, I don’t know yet. But TPTB would be missing out on a fantastic opportunity to tell the most revolutionary fairytale re-telling of all time if they chose not to make the Savior be the one to tear down those walls Regina so carefully built up; the Savior, born of the very woman who unwittingly took away Regina’s true love, seems destined to be the one to give that love back to her. We have seen Emma and Regina make magic together that literally transcended realms, and we know that Rumple said that true love is the ONLY love capable of accomplishing that feat.
So now I beg of you, dear anon - when’s the last time CS or OQ transcended realms, moved the heavens, or saved an entire city with their “love”, hmm? Please do tell! In the meantime, enjoy your penis parade…it ain’t gonna last long. ;)
Inspired by a post floating around wondering what the demographics were in the Swan Queen fandom. I wanna know who you guys are, how big this fandom really is. The more people that respond, the better picture we’ll have on who this fandom is made of, so please reblog this if you’re interested in finding out.
I’ll leave this open for a little while and eventually crunch the numbers and make a post with the responses and the raw data.
And if anyone has any problems with the survey, please let me know. I want responses from everyone who wants to be involved.
A Texas teacher has been suspended after a parent complained about her transgender status.
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BULLSHIT
NO organisation should be allowed to fire one of its employees just because they’re transgender
I want to punch that guy they interviewed. What a load of bullshit he was spewing. Yeah sure, you’re just worried about the poor kids and it has nothing to do with the fact that you’re an ignorant bigot.