i made this myself

So I’m rambling but..

Emma’s not strong, brave and tenacious because she’s the saviour. She’s always been that way, it’s a part of who she is. Emma’s the saviour because she’s strong, brave and tenacious. So the wish took those things away. It didn’t strip her of the ‘saviour’ title, it stripped her of all the things that make Emma.. Emma. 

Instead, we saw Princess Emma.. unwilling and unable to defend herself and fight for what’s right, easily accepting of defeat. That person is the polar opposite of the Emma Swan we know and love, which I guess was the point? I don’t think the message was that without the curse and magic and heartache, Emma wouldn’t be that resilient, capable woman. I think the message is supposed to be that without all of the things that make Emma herself, she wouldn’t have even been the saviour in the first place. ‘Emma’ first, ‘saviour’ second.

At least, that’s how I’m choosing to see this episode. 

They would warn you about me. They should warn you away from me. If they care about you, in the slightest, they ought to ensure you don’t get caught up in my whirlpool. It’s been 30 years in the making, so it’s bound to be one hellava whirlpool.

Well, are you going to stand there and ponder the implications? Are you going to listen to them? Are you going to take a breath, shut your eyes, strengthen your resolve…and walk away?

Could you do that to yourself?

I’ve always been impulsive and I’ve made tremendous effort to be a little bit more pragmatic. Such tremendous efforts nearly always end up in wrestling matches, rigged with impulse to win by pulling the rug from under my feet and plunging face first into stupid decisions.

And you’re still standing there, reading me, deciphering the tells and the tales. I figured by now you’re either going to make a run for it or take the plunge.

You simply cannot stand at the threshold forever.



 Asked about his fondest memories of his stint with the Leafs, Reimer said: “Just the good times … when the crowd got going there when we were having success, those are times I will remember.”


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