a very different sort of once upon a time


One of the greatest obstacles that women face in all businesses – not just the industry, but it’s pretty prevalent in the industry – is that women aren’t always very nice to women. Men do this thing where they sort of band together and they support each other and try to lift each other up and try to encourage each other to get these different positions, and women somehow seem to be fighting against each other instead of for each other.

Once Upon a Time: 12 Things to Know After the Musical Episode

[Some of this interview (from the screening) is already in our TVLine post, so this only includes what wasn’t in that one.]

4. Kitsis and Horowitz “can’t promise” that everyone will make it out alive!


5. Emma cannot use the power of song in the final battle.

“Making a musical is hard,” Horowitz said. “We’re not doing it in the finale. That was hard work.”

6. Belle will be in the finale, despite not appearing in the musical episode.

“Belle and Rumple are going to be tested, and everything that they ever wanted is going to be very temptingly close for Rumple,” Kitsis said. “But like everything, it comes with a price.”

7. If the show doesn’t get picked up for a season seven, everyone should be satisfied by the finale.

“I would say that if this was the series finale then you would have the usual opinions on a series finale, ranging from the best ever to the worst ever because that’s the internet,” Kitsis said. “What I would say for fans is that it will be complete, so they will not have any dangling threads where they’re like, ‘I can’t believe they!’ We’re not going for a crazy ending that everyone goes, ‘Well, what does that mean?’ And ‘I feel unsatisfied’ or ‘I’m not feeling like you came for the characters’ or whatever. … We feel like we’ve completed this story and the next chapter of Once Upon a Time will be completely different.”

8. If a season seven does happen, it will be a bit of a reinvention.

“I think the way we sort of look at it is these are stories for these characters and there are set end points to different stories but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t new stories for different characters,” Horowitz said. “So I think that by the end of the season finale, a lot of what we’ve been doing for the last six years is wrapped up in a very satisfying way and then we move forward in a way that at the end of it, hopefully you’ll see what we’re hoping to do in season seven.”

Kitsis added:

“I think if there’s one thing this show has done, it’s reinvented itself every year and so this show has the ability to be many different shows so we feel like creatively it’s time to end a few stories but the new show, we feel like this is the kind of show that regenerates. And I think when you see the ending you’ll go, ‘Oh yeah!’”


anonymous asked:


- Peter has always enjoyed bickering with Stiles, even when Stiles was actually genuinely angry or vindictive with him. Stiles has a fierceness that he respects and an intellect that he greatly appreciates. Peter loves an underdog. And Stiles, as much as he hates to admit it, does admire Peter’s cunning and wit. He has a habit of crushing on the smartest person in the room, after all, no matter how inadvisable that attraction is. So yeah, they bicker and they argue and the smirk at each other over the strategy table until they’re not sure if they want to punch each other or make out.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

- Their first moment of genuine connection is not one either of them would have expected. It comes not too long after the nogitsune is defeated. Peter watches Stiles closely enough to notice how often he zones out, how distant he is, and how blatantly uncomfortable he is in his own skin now. Stiles admits that he doesn’t feel right in this body the nogitsune made for him; it doesn’t belong to him and sometimes he’s not sure he even exists anymore. He never expected for Peter to confess he often feels the same way after his resurrection. Is his body is own or a facsimile? Is he even truly alive? Or is he just a ghost possessing his own corpse? After their talk, neither of them feel any more settled in their bodies, but they have an understanding that makes them both feel less alone.

- Peter brings Stiles gifts in the form of books and artifacts. He knows that Stiles is a researcher (and also a tiny bit of a hoarder). He wants to know everything about everything so that he can be as prepared as possible for whatever might come their way, and also such obscure things are just interesting. And Peter has plenty of knowledge and resources to share. At first he gives them anonymously, sneaking in to leave them on Stiles’ desk without a word, but he knows Stiles will catch him out before long. He enjoys seeing how long it will take for him to figure it out. He enjoys even more the genuine smile Stiles gives him when he’s finally caught red-handed with a tome on ancient Peruvian spellwork.

- It takes Stiles a really long time to actually trust Peter. Well, there’s levels of trust. He trusts Peter to always serve his own interests, and he trusts Peter to come through when their interests coincide. He trusts Peter to weigh the risks the same way he does and come to the same conclusion. He trusts Peter to tell them what they need to know, and he trusts Peter to voice the hard truths no one else wants to acknowledge. He trusts Peter to do what needs to be done when other people would balk. But it’s a long time before he trusts Peter to trust him.

- Peter trusts Stiles long before Stiles realizes. There’s something about Stiles that he can’t put his finger on, something that fascinates and frustrates him in equal measure. Maybe it’s his integrity, the earnest towards doing the right thing and whatnot. How Stiles can be so like Peter in some ways and then so very different in others. It’s like looking in a mirror and seeing the sort of person he could have been, once upon a time. Maybe even the sort of person he still could be, if he really tried. He’s not sure if he wants that but sometimes, when Stiles gives him that little bashful half-smile as he flips through another gifted reference book, he finds that Stiles makes him want that.


anonymous asked:

You've got some pushback on saying fans don't believe Sam and Cait's acting ability. Looks like you've stepped on some sensitive toes. I don't think fans are confusing their Outlander acting with real life. Are you saying they're acting off screen as well?

I don’t see any pushback. I see bloggers sharing their experiences in response to my opinion. I think, though, you may have misunderstood my point.

Fans consume what they see, digest it according to a unique set of life experiences, and then formulate a reaction. An opinion. Being human, and humans being social creatures, these fans then share those insights with other fans. For fun. Sometimes those insights line up, sometimes not. Unfortunately, human beings are sometimes so fucked up on a personal level from their unique life situations that they cannot handle the idea that someone else does not see a situation the way they do. They take personal offense because if you don’t think what they think that logically means that you with your different opinion are attacking them and their integrity. Feeling unfairly persecuted they react defensively and indiscriminately. Fucktarding. Just a handful of these fucktards can spoil and, for sure in this fandom, have spoiled the entire online experience for millions of fans and a once upon a time interactive and lighthearted cast and crew. Things are very different in this online fandom than they were not that long ago. Why do you guys think that is?

I posted that ask and answer as a way to maybe foster self reflection amongst the bloggers. It seems to be working so far. For whatever reason, Tumblr and TW fans became some sort of temperature gauge of the fandom at large. The cast and crew, curious to know what fans thought of their work, came lurking. Initially, it was a fun crowd. Fans doing fun things that fans in all fandoms do. Until some overly enthusiastic fans with good and harmless intentions (and some with bad and harmful ones) started crossing some lines and of course the fucktards started fucktarding hard because of it. Fanfic is harmless, even when it is about real people. The pornographic fanfic featuring Sam and Cait is crossing a line. Think of it this way. Are any of you in long term relationships ok with a stranger writing a story about you and your SO in which you demand that he lick his own semen off your leg after graphically detailed intercourse and then posting that online where all of your coworkers, family, and friends will read it? Don’t answer that question, only think about it. Put yourselves in their shoes. How would you feel?

I’m not picking on fanfic. I’m not pointing fingers. There are lots of things that have gone on in these past two years that were thoughtless, careless, disrespectful, and demeaning. It has dehumanized them allowing more and more fans to expect and demand without consideration or boundaries. They’ve pretty much stopped interacting with the fandom on SM and Tumblr is considered now to be a cesspool of deplorables. It’s obvious to me that we the SM fans, are in fact the problem. Intentionally or unintentionally, it is us.

I’m not saying this to be accusational or self righteous or admonish anyone. All fans are free to fan how they like and it’s not for me to say, but so many people seem to be scratching their heads lately wondering what happened so I thought perhaps I’d offer my perspective.

I mean how much louder do they all need to shout out: “Don’t Be A Dick” before the fandom finally realizes that they are shouting it at us?

kenix27  asked:

I just realised when watched again the first prolog from DRV3. Seems when The Monokumarz introduced themself to the others, Kaede seems pretty shocked and say something liked "You're Monokumarz? Then that means--" before being interruped by one of the Monokumarz. What could this mean?

That’s something a lot of other people have wondered! There are so many things about the prologue that really do stand out on another reread.

Not only do Kaede and the others seem definitely familiar with the Monokumerz, but there’s also the matter of Miu’s line about talent at Amami (“Why’re you talkin’ like someone who’s got talent!?”) and Amami’s line to the Monokumerz where he asks “Why are you doing this ridiculous copycat routine—” before they interrupt him as well.

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Rainforest Destruction - Once upon a time, rainforests wrapped around the earths equator like an unbroken green girdle - and that time was not long ago, though now rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate. These very special biological treasure houses contain a huge diversity of plants and animals. They are also home to many different indigenous peoples who have resisted the destructive march of modern civilisation. While many tribes remain, representing unique primitive cultures, others have simply been swept away along with their forest homelands. Quite apart from the catastrophic reduction of rich biological ecosystems containing all sorts of undiscovered pharmaceutical implications, the destruction of rainforests has other major ecological implications. Yet wholesale clearances happened throughout the 20the century and the pace of destruction has continued to speed up in the 21st century, despite widespread awareness of the negative consequences for the future of all life on Earth, including the future of the human race.

The world has an insatiable appetite for timber, and illegal logging with the tacit support of corrupt governments is a major cause of rainforest loss. So, too, is acute need for cash crops in poor countries blessed by huge expanses of rainforest. Coupled with rising demand for food and green fuel, his ensures that crude slash and burn is used to clear forest land where beef cattle can be raised or crops like Palm oil or soya grown. Rainforests are too valuable to lose, for the help regulate climate by absorbing one fifth of the harmful greenhouses gases emitted by human activity, thus slowing the potentially deadly process of flock warming and climate change. However, forest burning that contributes significantly to global warming continues apace, while those capable of preventing this unfolding ecological disaster of epic proportions are often complicit in accelerating rainforest destruction.

Once Upon a Time winter finale poses curse-less reality

Posted December 1 2016 — 5:55 PM EST

“Be careful what you wish for” has never been more pertinent on Once Upon a Time than in the upcoming winter finale.

When the heroes of Storybrooke uncover a weapon than can harm the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), she in turn charges new genie Aladdin with granting Emma’s (Jennifer Morrison) wish to never have become the Savior.

“One thing that people have always wondered is what would happen if the curse was never enacted and Emma grew up in a fairy tale, and that’s what we’re going to show,” executive producer Edward Kitsis tells EW of the winter finale.

This alternate reality, of sorts, is very different from what viewers know happened in the Enchanted Forest. “It is a world where there’s no villains,” Kitsis notes. “The big villain was defeated, there was no curse, and peace and joy got to flourish.”

The episode therefore runs like a blast from the past — familiar faces and locales included. “Some of the fun of this first half of this season is we’ve really tried to do that season 1 vibe,” Kitsis says. “What’s fun about when we do the alt-realities is they are that wish fulfillment. For the people who always ask what would Emma’s life be like, it’s fun to see what the characters are like, what would happen.”

“For us, we always wanted the show to be the kind of show that wasn’t just rigid in what we did,” Kitsis continues. “You could go to Oz, you could go to the Underworld, you could stay in Storybrooke, you could go to New York, or you could create an entirely different world where Snow White is the biggest villain in the world. This really follows in that line.”

This new challenge aside, Emma is still faced with a grim prophecy that apparently cannot be stopped. “Emma is fated to die and that is the destiny that we learned all Saviors face,” Kitsis reminds. “That is going to be coming to a head — it is going to resonate in the finale and it will definitely come to a head in the next half of the season when we return.”



Hook is the one that is helping her right now. Hook is the one that’s present. He’s the one who’s sort of surprising her by following through with what he promises to do. And seems to be doing this very selflessly instead of selfishly. And so she’s definitely taken aback by how different he is than she expected.

#the entire ship is in his eyes #pun unintended #colin how do you eyes?


So, Rose Tyler muses, this must be how the Doctor feels.

                  It’s arguably one of her more arrogant thoughts—comparing herself to a centuries-old alien with the ability to traverse all of time and space, honestly—but she can’t shake the feeling that she’s absolutely right.

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