People keep asking me why I love Regina so much. Those who don’t watch the show can’t understand how a fictional character can mean so much to me. Those who do don’t understand how I could love a character that’s murdered, raped, and destroyed so much. Regina Mills has had such an incredible progression as a character. She started out sweet, loving, and hopeful, if naive. She lost her love and it hardened her. She succumbed to darkness and magic to try to regain him and only lost herself. She sunk in the deepest throes of self loathing and lashed out at everyone she knew because of it. One could look at Regina at this point, this mass murderer and completely cruel person, and say that there is no hope for her. But you know what? You’d be wrong. Because Regina had people who never gave up on her: Snow, Henry, Emma, and Robin, who unwaveringly believed that there was good in her and that she was deserving of love even when she herself had lost all hope. And in 6x14, we witnessed what the entire show had been building up to, and see Regina learn to love herself. We saw the same woman who’s put her life on the line countless times because she believed that it had no worth choose to value herself and show herself the same love she showed her son, and that those around her showed her, and embrace her darkest parts and love even that, because you can’t truly love yourself if you can’t accept all of you. And that’s why I love Regina so much; because they showed that even this chronically self loathing, miserable, anguished woman can find happiness and love herself, and find her happy ending through self love.
Magnus's entire thing with Alec in season 1 made me uncomfortable tbh. I loved all their season 2 moments plus Jace was a dick to Alec at times in s1 so idt malec is unshippable bc of how Magnus acted but like...ever episode was him telling Alec he was "being unfair" "living a lie" the weird pro bono exchange, even crashing the wedding fell flat for me bc their last conversation was Alec telling him to back off. Idk I think the issue is the writers are straight people who think that coming out