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Fanfiction is the madwoman in mainstream culture’s attic, but the attic won’t contain it forever. Writing and reading fanfiction isn’t just something you do; it’s a way of thinking critically about the media you consume, of being aware of all the implicit assumptions that a canonical work carries with it, and of considering the possibility that those assumptions might not be the only way things have to be.
—  Anne Jamison, Fic: Why Fan Fiction is Taking Over the World.
Why we Oncers need to give our attention to ‘Emerald City’

A lot of people are understandably jaded by OUAT these days. Dropped storylines, questionable plots, atrocious dialogue/characterization, to name a few. For whatever reason, many of us, including myself, are still mostly loyal to Once. However, we NEED to give our attention to the new show, ‘Emerald City’ on NBC. Why? Let me tell you:

Dorothy is a POC lead (Adria Arjona is Puerto Rican)

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Each episode is directed by the very talented Tarsem Sign, who is Indian.

A large cast of very diverse women in general:

Creepy af imagery (do you see the skinned man in the corner?)

Hot couple:

The brilliant Vincent D’Onofrio

Beautiful costumes

This amazing Witch of the West (who may very well give Regina  run for her money)

Oncers, we have an obligation as lovers of fantasy to give this show a chance. Please watch it January 6th on NBC. Please give it a chance. I have a feeling it’ll be everything Once wishes it could be–amazing sets, good writing, POC characters who actually stick around, and a beautiful reimagination. Here’s the trailer: