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“Its a family show!” They scream, as Regina, Cora, and Rumple rip out hearts.

“Its a family show!” They scream, as they make sexual innuendos.

“It’s a family show!” They scream, as there are blatant implications of rape.

“It’s a family show!” They scream, as Regina gets tortured.

“Its a family show!” They scream, as pan brutally rips away people’s shadows.

“It’s a family show!” They scream, as people get murdered left and right.

They screamed and yelled in defense of the show at every turn. Turning a blind eye to everything that was just listed, but used “It’s a family show” as a justification against same sex couples being portrayed on a modern fairytale show, that really turned out to be just as archaic as the fairytales themselves.

There was no “modern fairytale” after season 2.

All they did was update the stories and toss it on television, keeping the same archaic crap that the fairytales spewed since their creation.

You know what would have made the S6 finale make a wee bit more sense? If HENRY was cursed in the booby hatch and an awake Emma was trying to make him believe, because if the Heart of the Truest Believer (and Author!) goes dark then all the realms collapse. It would have been a nice role-reversal of S1– you could even have had Emma be willing to take a blast from the Black Fairy to prevent Henry being hurt, which would trigger his belief and a curse-breaking TLK and all the realms stabilize.

The finale kept setting up the Black Fairy as the “Bad Mother” but didn’t allow anyone to step up as the “Good Mother” except the self-sacrificial EQ in another realm. How much better would the finale have been if you had Belle using her brains and fairy-translation skills to find the killer wand while Emma got Henry to believe again and Regina/EQ brought the rest of the gang to Storybrooke? 

Then, ideally speaking, it would be HENRY with his family’s sword versus Gideon with the hero sword before Emma steps in to protect Henry and refuses to fight Gideon because “no more kids are getting hurt tonight.” Then Emma dies, becomes the Super-saian Savior, everyone comes back to life and Gideon is re-babied.

Same characters, same general arc, same amount of episode time– but wouldn’t that have been more thematically satisfying? (Call me, ABC!)

Cheater Peter

@sunser-pat-kids: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 15, and 16 for prompts please 😄 with pan

Prompt(s):

  • 2. “Please don’t cry. I can’t stand to see you cry”
  • 3. “Stay with me”
  • 4. “Walk out that door and we’re through”
  • 5. “Well. Yell, scream, say something. Anything”
  • 8. “Why are you so jealous?”
  • 9. “Where do you think you’re going”
  • 11.“I need some time”
  • 15.“Stop pretending you’re okay, cause I know you’re not.”
  • 16. “Just talk to me”

Warnings: arguing, AU

You were giving Peter the silent treatment all day. Yesterday, while he was at work, you went to surprise him for lunch. However, when you got there, he was flirting with a female coworker. It was obvious they were flirting, too. She was giggling and blushing while he was smirking and caressing her cheek. It pissed you off beyond belief. You knew Peter had a history of cheating and being flirtatious, but you thought maybe you could change his ways. Now you were thinking that wasn’t the case.

“Are you okay or something?” He asked, standing across from you as you sat on the couch.

“I’m fine” was all you said.

Peter gave you a look, scoffing. “Stop pretending you’re okay, ‘cause I know you’re not.

You began to fume. You breathed only through your nose, keeping your eyes on the TV. Your arms were crossed over your chest, feet resting on the coffee table.

“C’mon, Y/N, you’ve been ignoring me all day. What’s your problem?”

“What’s my problem?” You began to unleash. “Oh I don’t know, how about the fact that I went to surprise my boyfriend yesterday at work. You know, see him on his lunch break, eat some food with him, only to see the bastard getting a little too close with his female coworker.”

Peter chuckled once. “Are you saying you’re jealous?”

“Jealous? Hell yeah I’m jealous.”

 “Why are you jealous?” Peter then crossed his arms. “There’s nothing to be jealous of. We just work together.”

“Because I know you’ve cheated on previous girls! I know you’ve betrayed past girlfriends. I don’t even know why I’m dating and living with a known cheater, but here I am. Loving you and everything, while you’re probably fucking her behind my back!”

Peter went silent for a moment. Your heart began to race,the feeling of tears beginning to enter your eyes. Here comes the truth.

“Okay, I haven’t slept with her, but…” That was all you needed to hear, but you let him finish. “Maybe we’ve kissed a few times. Mad-eout. But I haven’t slept with her.”

Instant tears fell down your cheeks. You stayed silent, face turning red and everything. You had to admit, part of this was your fault. You knew Peter was a cheater, why think you could change him? You took a risk, and this was the outcome.

Please don’t cry. I can’t stand to see you cry.” You didn’t respond, which worried Peter. “Well… Yell, scream, say something. Anything! Just talk to me!

For once, Peter couldn’t handle the silence. It was worrying him. But all you did was sit there on the couch, not making eye contact with him, and crying silently.

You stood up, still not looking at him. “I need some time.

You walked to the door, not eve grabbing a few things first. All you needed really was your phone. You opened the door, but Peter of course stopped you. He rushed over, grabbing your hand and tugging at it lightly.

Where do you think you’re going?

“Out.” You snapped at him. “I don’t want to see you, or talk to you, or even you breathe.”

Peter searched for something to say. He couldn’t let you leave. “Walk out that door and we’re through!” He said firmly. “Stay with me.

You paused. So much anger boiled inside you. It took all your power not to turn around and smack Peter in the face.

“Are you seriously threatening me? You? Are you fucking serious, Peter? Bullshit! How dare you say we’re through if I walk through that door! You’re the one who just admitted to making out with some whore! You cheated, you were unfaithful–”

“But I told you the truth. I told you what happened,” Peter interrupted. “We should be okay.”

Again, you wanted to smack him. He was such an idiot, a dumbass.

“That’s not how it works, Peter! You still went behind my back and made-out with some girl. I could never do that to you. I could never go around kissing one of my coworkers while in a relationship with you. Or anyone for that matter. You don’t go around kissing people you want to kiss when committed to someone else, dammit. Why can’t you see that?”

Angry tears were streaming down your face. Peter was beginning to get the hint that he messed up big time. He couldn’t fathom kissing someone else as being wrong. It was in his nature, something he’d always done. He never knew he was in wrong unless he slept with them.

“I thought you’d be different this time. I know you’re a cheater, but I thought with me… I thought I was special.”

“Y/N, wait! No, I’m sorry. I really am. You are special. You really are. I love you so much. I never wanted to hurt you–”

“Well you did. I’ve told you I’ve been cheated on before. You said you wouldn’t do that to me, and I was foolish enough to believe that Cheater Peter wouldn’t cheat on me. My biggest regret right now is believing you.”

Peter’s heart felt like it stopped when you called him Cheater Peter. Was that what people called him behind his back? Was he stigmatized and known as Cheater Peter? It didn’t sound good to him, and made him feel bad.

“Y/N, I’m–”

“Save it. You’ve lost me, Peter. I don’t tolerate cheating at all, you know that. I’m done. I’ll pick up my things tomorrow.”

With that, you left. The door closed. Peter couldn’t hold himself up. He fell to his knees, tears falling down. He had just lost the best thing that’s ever happened to him. You were so great. So wonderful, and he fucked up. Peter didn’t know how to fix it. But he knew you were gone, and he for once had lost.

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ONCE UPON A TIME : the reboot
by drew and menelaos

season 6, episode 3 : As You Wish

present : Emma returns to the sheriff’s station, and Ruby fills her in on her developing relationship with Cynthia – and manages to get Emma to open up about her cynical view of romance, reminding Emma that reconnecting with Ryan is actually a possibility now. Feeling inspired, Emma attempts to cordially confront Regina about custody of Henry, offering to find some kind of joint proposition, but their interaction does not go as planned. Even as she is trying to make progress in her relationship with her son, Regina’s underlying rage shows itself. When David and Mary Margaret discuss the possibility of returning to the Land of Ever, Mary Margaret voices her concerns, and David and the seven plumbers go out of their way to remind her of the place they belong. Meanwhile, Sydney meets with Mr. Gold and reveals that he is seeking revenge upon Regina for enslaving him for so many years – and Gold, eager for a sense of purpose once again, agrees to help.

past : Having released Marjanah from her lamp, Jafar uses his first wish to secure Scheherazade and himself a place in Palace Agrabah and wakes up the next morning as the Sultan’s vizier. Over time, the siblings develop a resentment for the sultan and fiesty daughter, Jasmine. Within the palace walls, Scheherazade and Marjanah find themselves falling in love – until the sultan decides he must have Scheherazade as his wife. Jafar and Scheherazade argue long into the night. She refuses to marry the sultan, but he believes she should in order to maintain their rise to power, suggesting that she tell the sultan stories each night to prevent him from sleeping with her. Scheherazade scoffs at this idea and their argument leads to Scheherazade revealing her intentions to claim her own three wishes from Marjanah when Jafar is done and threatening to use them to undo all the power he has brought upon himself. Furious, Jafar claims his second wish: that Scheherazade will never be able to make a wish through Marjanah. Jafar realizes his mistake too late as he watches Scheherazade’s body distintegrate before him.

‘once upon a time’ stars : Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Emily Rose as Emma Swan, Jaimie Alexander as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Cavill as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper, Cate Blanchett as the Blue Fairy/Evelyn Oxford, Naveen Andrews as Jafar/the Magic Mirror/Sydney Glass, Daniel Gillies as Peter Pan/Dr. Matthew Llewelyn, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby Connor, Sonequa Martin-Green as Cynthia Fogg, CJ Adams as Henry Mills, and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

recurring stars this season include : Aishwarya Rai as Scheherazade

guest stars include : Estella Daniels as Marjanah, Brian George as Sultan Hamed, Freida Pinto as Jasmine

[ previously on once upon a time ]

Little Once Upon a Time things

(I’ve only watched up to partway through season 5, but feel free to add on)

  • unconvincing greenscreen backgrounds
  • characters such as Jiminy Cricket being accepted as fairy tale characters rather than Disney characters
  • literally ripping other people’s hearts out
  • saying goofy things in serious, unironic ways (”the most dangerous, ruthless crime boss around… Peter Pan!”)
  • Hook not understanding technology
  • Emma’s neo-feminist comments
  • characters supposedly not being able to leave the town but mysteriously disappearing from the show
  • Gold beating the shit out of people with a cane whenever he’d get angry in the first couple seasons
  • actors who are definitely not teenagers playing teenage versions of their characters in flashbacks
  • sexy Captain Hook
  • the wasted potential of Rapunzel
  • the entire fandom seeming to despise the show while simultaneously being devoted to it
  • Mary Margaret and David doing extremely shady, amoral stuff such as murder, kidnapping, etc., then being fairly quickly forgiven
  • Henry talking about his two moms and the lesbian half of the fandom waggling their eyebrows suggestively in response
  • approx. ¾ of the female characters being inexplicably sexually attracted to Gold at one point or another
  • Regina always managing to seem distinctly gay, even during her heterosexual moments
  • that one time Sebastian Stan kidnapped Mary Margaret and Emma and held them hostage in his house and everyone just kind of let the incident go afterwards
  • the main characters all murdering people
  • Regina and Zelina’s lack of understanding of consent
  • whenever David acts like the overprotective dad he is when Emma, a grown-ass woman, dates
  • Gold being the equivalent of multiple Disney characters
  • saving a family member with the platonic true love’s kiss before Frozen made it cool
  • and speaking of that, half a season dedicated to riding Frozen’s popularity
  • Hook’s pirate lingo
  • that one time Hook tried to rebound with Tinkerbell
  • everyone being related in one way or another
  • the sense that the showrunners are more confused about what’s going on than the audience
  • the rapidly aging Henry
  • how insanely addicting the show manages to be
  • Cruella de Vil’s somewhat inexplicable existence in the Enchanted Forest
  • fantasy Chinatown and fantasy Scotland
  • Granny’s being a bar/family restaurant with no divider between the two
  • the lack of actual fairy tale characters in later seasons
  • rum
  • “The sea bitch!”
  • every season ending in a cliffhanger, always leaving the audience unsatisfied and with an unquenchable thirst for more Once Upon a Time, dammit
  • the main character turning into a completely different person in the fifth season