LMAO one of my students went the fuck OFF about OUaT in class today! For like, the entire 2 hours she kept coming back to the subject. She’s ten years old, she and I have never discussed this before, and she’s the one who brought it up. Some direct quotes:
“Hook and Emma got engaged. Why did they have to get engaged?”
“Emma cries about him a lot. And they’re always together. Like in every scene they’re always together. It’s annoying!”
“Probably my least favorite character now is Emma. She used to be my favorite before she started dating Hook.”
“Once Upon a Time isn’t really Once Upon a Time anymore. It’s ‘The Emma and Hook Falling in Love Story.’ Everything is just about them.”
I shit you not. I didn’t prompt her one bit, I simply replied and agreed!
She said more that I can’t remember explicitly but this kid does NOT like Hook and CS. And she knew the ship name and random trivia which surprised me. She said something to the effect of “Emma stopped caring about everyone else besides Hook” but I can’t remember her exact words.
She also thinks the writers are cruel to Regina. She thought Robin Hood was boring but she felt bad for Regina that he died. She thinks fake Robin and the EQ are a weird match visually lol.
God I wish I could remember her whole list of grievances! I would try to steer us back to doing art and we’d be painting and then she’d start up again with “I also didn’t like it how blah blah blah.”
She thought Ingrid was cool but didn’t like that they did Frozen.
She felt that given Regina’s personality and style as the EQ she should have been more glamorous (as opposed to sensible pantsuits) in Storybrooke
She didn’t like the way they wrote or cast Ariel
She felt bad that Mulan is always a third wheel and was mad she never really got her own arc (student is half Chinese btw)
Dammit that’s all I can remember right now lol. She said she quit watching a while ago but still keeps up with what’s happening which I thought was hilarious because same.
Anyway she gave me hope that the kids watching this aren’t buying the bullshit the way the teens and tweens do. I told her I was proud of her and to keep thinking for herself!