The nice thing is that Guanshan immediately gave for granted that He Tian was talking about the kiss that they shared!~~ <3 sorry bad english
Yes!! It took him 0.2 seconds to realize He Tian was talking about their kiss and then he instantly flushed like a strawberry. I just… I really love the childishness of his embarrassment, he is so pure.
Let’s consider: if he had hated it, he could have just.. acted indifferent, as if it wasn’t about him anyway, as if it meant nothing. Right? But Guan Shan didn’t have any power over his reactions, which means the kiss is still very much alive in the back of his mind and it took that little to overwhelm him. I don’t think he has been actively conscious of the kiss they had shared, but! he didn’t brush it away either. The shit storm he went through these last chapters didn’t really give him the time to, you know, sit down by himself and think things through, so what we’re seeing here is emotions > reason. The mix of anger and shock after their kiss has dissipated; now he’s left with raw, unpredictable feelings.
I also believe it’s a wonderful timing, because now he knows that He Tian cares about him (or at least he’s aware He Tian isn’t the kind of person he thought he might be), so if he’s going to think about their kiss.. I’m so curious about the conclusion. He Tian didn’t mean to humiliate me, so what’s his deal? What, really?
— I wonder if such thoughts will cross his mind. And I have this feeling (call it wishful thinking) that, next time, Guan Shan will be the one who rubs the reminder. Why did you kiss me? Something like that. Unless He Tian apologizes, which makes it a perfect opportunity to bring it up. I need this kind of conversation between them or I’ll never find my peace, just saying…
Ahh, sorry for always dumping my ideas like this. Thanks a lot for mentioning this! and never forget that Guan Shan is a pure cinnamon roll and that, from now on, he’s probably going to blush a lot because of someone.
1/2 You know, with all the discussion around queerbaiting, and what relationships will happen or not happen, you have to wonder what on earth they were thinking with an episode like the mid season finale. The scene with Emma singing, which is an iconic Disney one... and its Regina and Emma. If it had been Hook/Emma or Regina/Hood - sure, if we are sticking to the they are hetero. But Emma & Regina? That is a conscious choice from the writers / directors. That's not an accident.
2/2 For the people making the show, they would know exactly what that
would look like to the viewing public. Which is, well, exactly what it
looked like. The fair Princess (Emma) meeting her Prince and eventual
True Love (Regina). I have no clue how else you are supposed to read it.
(This is only the latest example of course).
I don’t know how we’re supposed to read it, but I personally DO see it–as it is: gay as fuck. Even if I can’t be accused of confusing my “please be” with regular gaydar (what with being as straight as an uncooked piece of spaghetti), just like many others, including my dad who called it “oh, that fairytale show about two gay moms?” when he browsed my DVDs to see what to borrow. Now, whether that’s deliberate, to bait those who want to see it (while those who don’t–aggressively resent it) or there’s another reason… well. Your guess is as good as mine.