I feel like there's always been this really intense rivalry between Swen and Sean Maguire. No malice intended- I'd just really like to know why ya'll hate each other?
Why ‘we’ all hate each
other? Lol. You’re obviously new around here (and if no malice is intended, we do appreciate it) so I’ll try to give you a quick rundown. The answer to your question, why–would
be that it depends on who you’re asking.
If you ask
SWEN the word wouldn’t be ‘hate’, specifically. But yes, a lot of people despise him because even
before he flew over to start filming anything, he got off on the wrong foot with us by boasting
about his new ship on Twitter–for some odd reason including/tagging SwanQueen in what seemed like gloating. So if there’s any ‘rivalry’ as you see it, it was his own doing.
Probably unintentionally, as he was just happy I assume (nabbing a really nice
gig overseas, in a solid ad popular show, all after his literally nonexistent career here
back at home) but sadly quite ignorant about straightwashing and heteroimposing
his new ship for all intents and purposes meant for us (all after that rude SDCC awakening that followed that
supergay S2 finale, when Regina and Emma made magic together in a way that
hasn’t been seen since Willow and Tara who established
that explicitly implicit ‘magic as gaysex’ metaphor) so I assume it was sheer
undereducation and gross tactlessness that made him (and his wife) seem all like
”in your face, homos!”. But he can be
forgiven only that initial ignorance, because from there it only went further
downwards, as his persistence (all the uncalled for comments and twitter squabbles, on his behalf, or by himself personally–after untagged posts, which meant he was
looking for negative comments about his character and/or acting?) resulted in
him starting the martyr thing (from superdumb statements such as my personal favourite, that even if he himself made gay marriage universally legal SQ LBGT fans would
still hate his guts–to alleged death threats against him and doxxing of already ostracized young gay girls–as well as subsequent
demonization of ALL Swan Queen supporters, queer or not…aided of course by him piggybacking/slash/kissing Shatner’s arse to gain help of an experienced ol’ sexist–when it all escalated to levels of gross ad obscene). After which, you
imagine why his change of tactics, to be super-nice and super-supportive on cons when meeting Swan Queen fans specifically, and ‘prove’ himself as LBGT ally by doing ‘supportive’ tweets and even NOH8 campaign (which was kinda ironic, at that point) was met with general
scoffing from LBGT SWENs. You know, after everything?
Now of course we cannot speak for Sean Maguire, but if you asked him–I am positive the answer would be that no, he does not hate
anyone. He is probably totally clueless as to why would anyone hate him as well, just
like why his efforts to be liked and accepted (desperately so, in a way that he was
piggybacking his colleagues on a ‘we’re such close friends, aww’ personal
level–the same way his character was piggybacked on Regina’s) all failed, miserably. And judging
by all the salt from his last interviews, he was not expecting to be dumped the way he was, so–martyrdom all the
way, eh? Whoever advised him (unless it was all just him, being a plank?) should’ve definitely been sacked from the get
go, but I don’t think he grasped the magnitude of how much he personally contributed to such wide rejection coming from such a large chunk of audience–of him as a cast member, or as a character. Case and point, Colin O’D whose
character we really truly hate (for
all that he represents in heterosexist, rape-culture endorsing culture where Christian Greys are
romanticized and strong female individuals such as Emma Swan are stripped of
their personality as testament to manpain/growth/self-acceptance/pink elephant whatevers of such male ‘heroes’) and who has NEVER
received 0.000005% of crap that Maguire did. I don’t have to explain why, it is self-explanatory, isn’t it?
And in the end if you
ask us here on this blog, we do not hate him. We pity him, at best. He didn’t
have a chance to start with, as his character was written for all the wrong
reasons (straighwashing of Regina Mills) and in all the wrong ways (she was
humiliated and degraded in a storyline that rendered her to ‘that’ woman again,
beyond recognition–all for a man that was hypocritical at best and false and
self-serving at worst) and he tried and failed. And now he’s back to the
obscurity of the nonexistent career (rightfully so, they were scraping the
bottom of the barrel of what our industry here had to offer when they picked
him–to be completely frank) that he had before OUaT, leaving us, people who
care less about the actors and more about the show, the plotlines and what they
mean to the characters we DO care about… to forever dance on Pinecone’s grave. You
know, the same way his rendition (thanks to the writers more than his pitiful performance, to be fair) literally pissed on every notion of Robin of
Sherwood, the legendary hero of many
of our childhood? And because we felt nothing but derision for what his
character meant for Regina Mills, the two and a half seasons of her nonexistent
storylines wasted on those
‘developments’, and of course because now she’s finally free to make her own
choices–of her own FREE will. Because she deserved bloody better.
So that’s how ‘we’ feel
about it. I am not sure who ‘you’ are Anon (I assume a CS-er as you’ve been digging quite a bit in that specific anti-tag of ours? :) but I hope we managed to answer your question. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers! :)
love isn't a choice. If it were, Elena would have ended up with Stefan in the end instead of Damon. Elena fought her feelings for Damon for 3 seasons before she gave into them. That's essentially 3+ years. But when you love someone that deeply, no matter how hard you try to suppress your feelings, they will eventually reach the surface. That is what made her & Damon's relationship so great. It doesn't necessarily mean Damon is the better choice, but he was definitely the better match. (1)
But what she fought wasn’t love, what she fought was attraction which is why in 3x05 Caroline gets fed-up and doesn’t say to Elena, admit that you have feelings for him but admit that you’re attracted to him:
It’s always been about wanting what you “shouldn’t” want:
And if it wasn’t physical then it was still just about being attracted to someone who is intensely attracted to you. That is why there is no substance to their relationship, even what you’re talking about is rooted in their tension, it’s rooted in their build-up, which is why in season 6 instead of the show actually showing Damon and Elena be in a relationship, the writers erased Elena’s memory so she could experience resisting something and giving in all over again because that’s all DE really is. It’s rooted in trying to fight something but that something overpowering you but just because it overpowers you doesn’t mean that it’s love and that is where the show fails.
There are no receipts for the grand declarations Damon and Elena make to each other. Where does Damon push Elena when it has nothing to do with her feelings about him? When does Damon make Elena feel free, when do they do anything impulsive or exciting? What do they talk about in their relationship? What do they do besides have sex? The show had to insert a flashback to a first date because there was
nothing in relationship that they could draw on in previous episodes. Every time there is a flashback scene it’s always of their sex scenes
because that’s all there is because they don’t talk, they don’t share
intimacy or vulnerability:
Elena goes to Stefan for that and Damon goes to Bonnie.
And as the above gif illustrates, Stefan is always the one who has to tell Elena to fight for Damon or push Elena toward Damon (like literally every season):
Because left to her own devices, Elena:
so how could Damon possibly be a better match for Elena? There are no receipts for their dialogue, they’re a relationship that’s substantive in words only, there is no action.
The more I think about it, the more I’m amazed with how Gansey just met the gang. Like each and everyone of them. And just the intensity and intricacy of each relationship but how mostly everyone has thought one time or another that Gansey chose them when for Gansey, it had always felt like he didn’t have much choice in the matter. They were always meant to be his friends. And, I think, the page of cups is also such an utterly appropriate first card for him too, because this had been him his whole life ( whether or not he had died and didnt die ) cause this is a boy with affluency and legacies ingrained into his very bones ––– he had the opportunity and choice to be anything. But he chose those five and they chose him and everyday it amazes him how they can do so freely. ( And that’s both enthralling and terrifying for him because with affluency and legacies bound to his very fiber, he’s always known the inevitable ––– that he would only have one track to tread on or forcibly make one for himself. And the latter was quite difficult when you KNOW the kind of upbringing you had, the opportunities you can’t squander when everyone else fights tooth and nail to get it.
There she was. Mask or not he knew her. He knew everything about her. Had memorized every inch of her. How could he have not? Kieran had been his home, and no matter the time that passed or the hurt that laid between them, that familiarity would always remain. He knew that too well as that ache settled in his heart at the sight of her. Every stubborn, bitter part of him told himself to just ignore the fact that she was there. The other part… The part that loved her so intensely had him walking over to her not caring what a mess this would make of him. “Don’t ask why or if I’m sure and just come dance with me. Please.” His eyes were kind as he asked.
Slowly increasing volume and intensity of concern.
Kisame being able to tell their cries and stuff apart and just all “Snickerdoodle leave Pumpkin Pie alone.” from the other room.
I feel like Samehada is the one Gible always at his side and he’s just so resigned to this fact at times. Just the most Cat Dad voice ever of “Same why this?” “Same why can’t I ever piss alone?” “Same this is my mac n cheese. That goes for you too Scrappy.”
he looks down at the one mark on her arm that doesn’t belong to him, and he’s practically SHAKING with how strong his emotions are, how desperately he wants to make her love him. it’s always like this with soulmates, more intense than with other people, but he’s never had to FIGHT this hard for his soulmates to let him in. he’s scared and he’s tired, and he already cares about quinn so much. he looks down at his own arms then, COVERED from elbow to wrist. if she forces him to move on, they’ll have to start appearing on his biceps or his hands soon. maybe BOTH, since the world clearly isn’t looking out for him.
“or because i’ve loved so many people already? ‘cause i loved them ALL, a hundred and ten percent, and i’ll love YOU like that too if you let me. i’ve never been the one to end it. not once. so if anyone has a reason to not trust the system, it’s me, right? but i’m trusting you anyway.” it still hurts to think about all the people he wasn’t good enough for but he has to have HOPE. he doesn’t know how to explain that to someone that has none. “please just give me a CHANCE. i won’t let you down.”