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Once Upon a Time (2012)

Character: Jefferson / The Mad Hatter

Episodes: 6 episodes

  • Season 1 Episode 17 - “Hat Trick” (March 25, 2012)
  • Season 1 Episode 21 - “An Apple Red as Blood (May 6, 2012)
  • Season 1 Episode 22 - “A Land Without Magic” (May 13, 2012)
  • Season 2 Episode 2 - “We Are Both” (October 7, 2012)
  • Season 2 Episode 3 - “Lady of the Lake” (October 14, 2012)
  • Season 2 Episode 5 - “The Doctor” (October 28, 2012)

Also starring: Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parilla, Josh Dallas

Filming dates/locations: 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Is it necessary to watch the rest of the show to understand Sebastian’s episodes?
No. All you really need to know is that the town of Storybrooke, where the show takes place, is inhabited by people who are under a spell. They are all originally from another land, where they have alter egos as fairy tale characters. The spell makes it so that none of them remember their previous lives - except for Jefferson and one or two others.

Synopsis/Character Description:
Jefferson, like the other residents of Storybrooke, Maine, is stuck there due to a curse, and cannot leave. He is one of the few people in town who knows what is truly going on. His own daughter doesn’t even remember him. He’s desperate to find a way back to the other world, and back to his daughter.

More information about this and other roles here.

9 Spoilers From Your Favorite Shows’ Season Finales -  Once Upon a Time

Following the musical episode, which will feature Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook’s (Colin O'Donoghue) wedding, the Savior will face-off with the Black Fairy (Jaime Murray). “The Final Battle will test Emma’s beliefs in a way we haven’t seen since the pilot,” EP Edward Kitsis says. Interjects EP Adam Horowitz: “We’re going to go back to places we haven’t been since the pilot.” Continues Kitsis: “And we can tell you that we’re going to be completing the stories for a group of people.” While the OUAT bosses caution that there will be death in the final hour, the real threat may actually be to Storybrooke — the Black Fairy created the Dark Curse, which birthed the town. “I would worry about everything,” Kitsis jokes. “The Black Fairy has planned her happy ending, and what her happy ending looks like is probably something we should all be frightened of.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Lana Parrilla Spills on Evil Queen's 'Challenging' Song & Connecting With 'Once Upon a Time' Fans!

From Evil Queen to dancing queen!

This Sunday’s highly anticipated musical episode of Once Upon a Time features a truly sensational solo from the famed Snow White villain, so we called up the on-screen queen herself Lana Parrilla to get the behind-the-scenes secrets on how she prepared for her “Ziggy Stardust moment” and the challenges that came with it.

“I wish that we would’ve done more than one musical episode – that’s how great it was!” Parrilla dished to ET over the phone while she was vacationing with her mother, Dolores Dee Azzara, in Spain last month.

“At first, I was nervous because I thought, ‘Oh god, I’d better figure out how to really sing.!’ I mean, the whole world is going to be watching, so I’m not going to pretend I’m a great singer,” she explained. “I’m just going to do the best that I can. I kind of channeled my nerves into excitement, so I got really excited about it and I thought, 'I’m just going to go with this and have a blast!’”

“And being that I’m the Evil Queen, you can almost, like, hide behind her a little bit. I’m like, 'Well, if she doesn’t do a good job, it’s on her, not me!’” she added with a laugh. The brunette beauty dished that it was an “interesting challenge” to sing her song, “Love Doesn’t Stand a Chance,” because Parrilla typically gives the Evil Queen a deeper voice than her own. “The song in itself was quite challenging because it had different tempos. It was fast and then it was slow and I had to sing in a lower register, which is not where I normally would sing, so it was challenging in that regard,” she said.

“But overall, it was awesome!” she gushed. “I loved every moment of it! I had a blast and I danced a lot as the queen. There’s a whole dance number that I end up doing, which was so much fun, so I really, really enjoyed that.” Parrilla revealed that the Evil Queen’s costumes are usually very confining and she has a limited range of movement, so Once Upon a Time’s head costume designer, Eduardo Castro, altered her gown for the musical so she could fully embrace the choreography.

“I kind of move my arms and throw them down. I get down on the ground and I slam down on the ground and it’s very sort of a violent song, which was fun,” she said. “I think it had a little bit of Tim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture-show-meets-David Bowie, which I’m a huge fan of, so I was really excited to have my own Ziggy Stardust moment.”

The actress said that going through all the different stages of preparing for the musical brought the Once actors even closer together. “It was a different experience than what we’re used to doing every day in the last six years on Once, and it was something new and exciting and everyone in the cast is so talented,” she said. “Everyone was so supportive of one another and everyone was smiling around the set and people were humming the tunes. I’m still humming Rebecca’s song!”

When asked what she thought about the fact that the musical episode would also be featuring Emma and Killian’s wedding, Parrilla was quick to sing its praises. “I thought it was awesome! I think everyone has been really excited for that. It’s just really beautiful to see a really happy moment because there’s typically not a lot of happiness going on in the show, even though everyone is searching for their happy ending,” she said with a chuckle.

“There’s also a musical number that takes place at the wedding, and for everyone to be a part of that, it’s really fun and everyone looked beautiful,” she continued. “Just to get kind of dressed up to go to a wedding was really fun, so I thought it was great. I thought it was super appropriate and a great opportunity to tie the two in: the wedding and the musical.”

With the fate of the series still up in the air, Parrilla is “open to seeing what happens” if ABC were to greenlight a season seven, but no matter, what she’s thankful fans have become so connected to the character of Regina over the past six years.

“I think it’s phenomenal that so many people have been inspired and their lives have changed because of Once Upon a Time, and to see how Regina has touched so many lives because of her journey and her own story and her own inner struggles, it’s remarkable. I did not expect Regina to have this impact in so many people,” she said. “I’m elated because I feel like I have a huge part in it and that’s something that I’ve always wanted to do in my career, which is to be a part of something that has changed lives and inspired people to be better and I’ve been able to do that with Regina.”

While Parrilla loves that her journey as Regina has promoted a message of “self love” and “acceptance” to all the Once Upon a Time audience, she confessed that it makes her “really sad” when she sees fans spreading negativity towards one another on social media.

“Sometimes I see a lot of negativity on social media and I don’t really understand it. I don’t support it, and I don’t necessarily engage in it, because if you start paying attention and engaging, it just gets worse,” she said. “And so I filter out – not that I physically filter it out, but I mentally filter out – and I just decide that I don’t need to read the negativity and I want other people to do the same thing,” she continued.

“I think a lot of our youth kind of focuses too much on the negative things that are being said and you have a choice. You can just look the other way and focus on the positives and only engage in the positive messages and let that be the reality and not engage in the negativity and the bullying,” she added. “But I really despise it. I don’t like seeing and I don’t think there’s any room for it. There’s enough evilness in the world and darkness in the world, let’s not be a part of it.”

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Melody Time

33 in x of animated feature film history
Release: May 27th, 1948
Country: USA
Directors: Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson

Made up of sequences set to popular music and folk music, Melody Time is, like Make Mine Music before it, the popular music version of Fantasia. 

The film consists of 7 musical segments––Once Upon a Wintertime (sung by Frances Langford), about two romantic young lovers in December; Bumble Boogie (performed by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra), a surrealistic battle for a solitary bumble bee as he tries to ward off a visual and musical frenzy; The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (narration and voices by Dennis Day); Little Toot (sung by The Andrews Sisters), based on the story of the same name by Hardie Gramatky, in which a small tugboat wants to be just like his father; Trees (performed by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians), a recitation of the 1913 poem ‘Trees’ by Joyce KilmerBlame It on the Samba (featuring The Dinning Sisters and organist Ethel Smith), in which Donald Duck and José Carioca meet the Aracuan Bird, who introduces them to the samba; and Pecos Bill (with Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan, and the Sons of the Pioneers), the tale of Texas’ famous hero.

Melody Time is considered to be the last anthology feature made by the Walt Disney Animation Studios. They were ‘financially (and artistically) lightweight productions meant to bring in profits [to allow the studio to] return to fairy tale single-narrative feature form.’

This was the last film The Andrews Sisters took part in. They sang throughout the 10 minute segment known as Little Toot. Andrews Sisters member Maxine said: ‘It was quite an experience. On the wall at the studio they had the whole story in picture form. Two songwriters played the score and Walt Disney explained it to us. It was a new thing for Disney. We sang the narrative. It was very exciting to work with Disney-he was such a gentleman.’

The two children who hear the story of Pecos Bill (Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten) also appear together in Song of the South and So Dear to My Heart. Patten also appears in Fun and Fancy Free.

At the time of its release, the film received ‘generally unfavorable reviews’. However, a 1948 review for The News-Sentinel said the ‘charm and skill’ that one had to expect from Disney is ‘delightful entertainment’ for all children.

Melody Time was the last feature film to include Donald Duck & José Carioca until the 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”

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Melody Time is available on YouTube.

Once Upon A Time season 6: Jennifer Morrison and Colin O'Donoghue preview Emma and Hook's wedding

By Ruchinka Upadhyaya

This Sunday’s (7 May) episode of Once Upon A Time season 6 will feature Emma Swan and Killian ‘Captain Hook’ Jones fairy tale wedding, and the looming threat of Black Fairy will apparently not dampen the couple’s big day.

Actors Jennifer Morrison and Colin O'Donoghue, who play Emma and Hook previewed the big wedding episode. O'Donoghue told TV Line, “At this point in time, they’ve just decided whatever’s going to happen is going to happen. We need to make the most of time that we have together now because it’s Storybrooke and you never know what’s going to happen.”

“There’s a little glimmer of hope in the middle of a pretty desperate situation,” he added. Co-star Morrison too echoed similar sentiments and told the outlet, “And we know that we want to be together. We know there are no doubts about that. We just want to move ahead with it and enjoy the moment.”

In flashback

Snow and Charming make a special wish that Emma will be protected. The result of their wish has the whole kingdom bursting into song which infuriates the Evil Queen. Meanwhile in Storybrooke, the Black Fairy announces her plans to unleash another curse on the town while Emma and Hook prepare for their wedding.

This Sunday’s musical episode will feature a solo song by Morrison titled Emma’s Theme. The House actress said, “A lot of the song that we shot yesterday (Morrison’s solo, titled "Emma’s Theme”) is about Emma getting to that place in her life, which I think kind of marks the final transformation from ugly duckling to swan. She overcomes the last of her fears and baggage and realizes that this song has been within her, her whole life, and it holds a power that she didn’t realize.“

O'Donoghue too previewed happy moment in the episode. "In [the group number] or the previous scene that we filmed, it’s all happiness. There’s no negative aspect. They know that what’s going to happen is going to happen, and they don’t care. They’re just expressing how much they love each other, and…” he said.

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Lana & Jared behind the scenes of the mine scene from 2x22.

'Once Upon a Time' Fashion Spotlight: 4 Secrets You Need to Know About Emma Swan's Magical Wardrobe!

For the past five seasons, Once Upon a Time has featured some seriously spellbinding costumes, and it’s all thanks to the series’ head designer: Eduardo Castro!

Castro, who is currently nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award in the “Outstanding Fantasy Television Series” category, has been with the ABC drama since the very beginning.

“I never, ever thought that I would have been here for five years,” the designer recently spilled. “It’s been a wonderful journey and it’s interesting to see how the show has morphed and grown.”

To help get fans even more pumped for the highly anticipated 100th episode, Castro took time out of his fairy tale-filled schedule to give ETonline the exclusive secrets behind four of Emma Swan’s (Jennifer Morrison) most iconic looks.

1. Lady in (Many Shades of) Red:

Emma Swan’s red jacket has become an iconic piece of clothing on the hit drama, but the story behind the selection is what’s truly surprising. “The original jacket was bought around the corner from my hotel room the day before we shot [the pilot] and it was a very inexpensive jacket,” Castro shared. “It was like 89 dollars, and the jacket that we have grown into, that we’ve remade and redone, costs almost four thousand dollars!”

So, what makes this new design even more magical than the original? “It’s a custom jacket that suits her body and it’s my take on improving that jacket,” Castro explained. “[Jennifer] wasn’t in love with the first jacket, really. As we went along, we made improvements for her, and the jacket is a little sleeker and a little more sophisticated and it fits better and it’s better leather.”

Now, 100 episodes later, Castro has about “25 to 30” different versions of Emma’s red jacket. “There are some that are a brighter red, a medium red, red brown – there’s quite a few,” he said.

Looking ahead this season, fans can expect a special blast into the past starring Emma’s signature look. “We just had a particular sequence where Emma has discovered her red jacket,” Castro shared. “It’s a flashback but the interesting thing is that the red jacket has morphed into a much more sophisticated design than the original jacket.”

2. Storybrooke Chic Is Harder Than You Think:

In an interesting twist, it turns out that Emma’s most casual looks in Storybrooke are actually the most difficult for the designer to create. “Everyday modern clothes are actually very hard to do,” Castro confessed.

“It’s actually quite nice and easy when we do the fantasy clothes,” he revealed. “But really finding a T-shirt or a pair of jeans or a little dress or shoes is hard for everyday Emma. Thank God that there aren’t a lot [of those looks] and it’s not just Emma’s everyday wardrobe, it’s any modern pieces.

Castro added, "Emma hasn’t had as much of an opportunity to wear the fantasy clothes. She did this year for the first time.”

“The other day, Jennifer Morrison came up and hugged me and said, ‘Oh my God, where were all those fairy tale days when I wore all those [modern] clothes?’” Castro recalled. “It is a lot easier to do fairy tale clothes because the actresses get all excited about putting corsets on and sparkly fabrics and there’s an excitement about something that’s not just off the rack.”

3. Creating Camelot Couture:

When we asked Castro about another potential trip down the aisle, the head costume designer revealed another surprising secret: he hates creating wedding dresses! “I just never related to them, but we do more wedding dresses than anything,” he explained.

“Well, we didn’t do a wedding dress this season, but we sort of did one on Jennifer Morrison,” Castro recalled. “It was a white lace dress in Camelot.”

Fashion Fun Fact: It was actually Morrison’s idea to create the ethereal-inspired gown for Emma. “She had some ideas and she brought in some sheets and fabric ideas,” he said. “Jennifer is very good at sending me ideas and we sort of work together and we morph a look together.”

“It was a really a simple situation,” Castro said of the dress’ romantic design. “But sometimes, the simple situations are harder to do, so that took some time because it was all about the fit. I personally liked the ivory cape she wore in the show.”

4. Deconstructing the Dark Swan Details:

Fans were floored when Once debuted Emma’s Dark Swan transformation and it became a major part of the character’s wardrobe in the first half of season five. But now that Emma is officially no longer filled with dark magic, Castro is thrilled to have a bit of a break from the costume.

“I’m fine with it being gone for a while,” he said with a laugh. “I think it was a very treacherous piece to do and we re-did it a few times.”

Oncers can look forward to a revamped version of the Dark Swan suit in upcoming episodes. “In the first part of the underworld, you’ll see is the original idea, but then Jennifer really thought that it lacked texture,” Castro said. “So we re-cut everything and did it out of more snakeskin and crocodile.”

“It was a combination of things,” Castro continued. “We took elements from this jacket and that jacket and morphed them together, so it’s the same but re-cut to give it a little more texture.”

The 18th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Once Upon a Time returns with its 100th episode on Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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Another screencap redraw I did because I just had to//

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EXCLUSIVE: Lana Parrilla Spills on Evil Queen's 'Challenging' Song & Connecting With 'Once Upon a Time' Fans!
From Evil Queen to dancing queen!

From Evil Queen to dancing queen!                                        

This Sunday’s highly anticipated musical episode of Once Upon a Time features a truly sensational solo from the famed Snow White villain, so we called up the on-screen queen herself Lana Parrilla to get the behind-the-scenes secrets on how she prepared for her “Ziggy Stardust moment” and the challenges that came with it.      

“I wish that we would’ve done more than one musical episode – that’s how great it was!” Parrilla dished to ET over the phone while she was vacationing with her mother, Dolores Dee Azzara, in Spain last month.                                  

“At first, I was nervous because I thought, ‘Oh god, I’d better figure out how to really sing.!’ I mean, the whole world is going to be watching, so I’m not going to pretend I’m a great singer,” she explained. “I’m just going to do the best that I can. I kind of channeled my nerves into excitement, so I got really excited about it and I thought, 'I’m just going to go with this and have a blast!’”                        

“And being that I’m the Evil Queen, you can almost, like, hide behind her a little bit. I’m like, 'Well, if she doesn’t do a good job, it’s on her, not me!’” she added with a laugh. The brunette beauty dished that it was an “interesting challenge” to sing her song, “Love Doesn’t Stand a Chance,” because Parrilla typically gives the Evil Queen a deeper voice than her own. “The song in itself was quite challenging because it had different tempos. It was fast and then it was slow and I had to sing in a lower register, which is not where I normally would sing, so it was challenging in that regard,” she said.                                        

“But overall, it was awesome!” she gushed. “I loved every moment of it! I had a blast and I danced a lot as the queen. There’s a whole dance number that I end up doing, which was so much fun, so I really, really enjoyed that.” Parrilla revealed that the Evil Queen’s costumes are usually very confining and she has a limited range of movement, so Once Upon a Time’s head costume designer, Eduardo Castro, altered her gown for the musical so she could fully embrace the choreography.                                        

“I kind of move my arms and throw them down. I get down on the ground and I slam down on the ground and it’s very sort of a violent song, which was fun,” she said. “I think it had a little bit of Tim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture-show-meets-David Bowie, which I’m a huge fan of, so I was really excited to have my own Ziggy Stardust moment.”                                        

The actress said that going through all the different stages of preparing for the musical brought the Once actors even closer together. “It was a different experience than what we’re used to doing every day in the last six years on Once, and it was something new and exciting and everyone in the cast is so talented,” she said. “Everyone was so supportive of one another and everyone was smiling around the set and people were humming the tunes. I’m still humming Rebecca’s song!”                                        

When asked what she thought about the fact that the musical episode would also be featuring Emma and Killian’s wedding, Parrilla was quick to sing its praises. “I thought it was awesome! I think everyone has been really excited for that. It’s just really beautiful to see a really happy moment because there’s typically not a lot of happiness going on in the show, even though everyone is searching for their happy ending,” she said with a chuckle.                                

“There’s also a musical number that takes place at the wedding, and for everyone to be a part of that, it’s really fun and everyone looked beautiful,“ she continued. "Just to get kind of dressed up to go to a wedding was really fun, so I thought it was great. I thought it was super appropriate and a great opportunity to tie the two in: the wedding and the musical.”                                 

With the fate of the series still up in the air, Parrilla is “open to seeing what happens” if ABC were to greenlight a season seven, but no matter, what she’s thankful fans have become so connected to the character of Regina over the past six years.                                        

“I think it’s phenomenal that so many people have been inspired and their lives have changed because of Once Upon a Time, and to see how Regina has touched so many lives because of her journey and her own story and her own inner struggles, it’s remarkable. I did not expect Regina to have this impact in so many people,” she said. “I’m elated because I feel like I have a huge part in it and that’s something that I’ve always wanted to do in my career, which is to be a part of something that has changed lives and inspired people to be better and I’ve been able to do that with Regina.”                                        

While Parrilla loves that her journey as Regina has promoted a message of “self love” and “acceptance” to all the Once Upon a Time audience, she confessed that it makes her “really sad” when she sees fans spreading negativity towards one another on social media.                                      

“Sometimes I see a lot of negativity on social media and I don’t really understand it. I don’t support it, and I don’t necessarily engage in it, because if you start paying attention and engaging, it just gets worse,” she said. “And so I filter out – not that I physically filter it out, but I mentally filter out – and I just decide that I don’t need to read the negativity and I want other people to do the same thing,” she continued.                                      

 "I think a lot of our youth kind of focuses too much on the negative things that are being said and you have a choice. You can just look the other way and focus on the positives and only engage in the positive messages and let that be the reality and not engage in the negativity and the bullying,“ she added. "But I really despise it. I don’t like seeing and I don’t think there’s any room for it. There’s enough evilness in the world and darkness in the world, let’s not be a part of it.”                                        

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.                                        

Soprano, Rachel Zeffira To Feature In Upcoming Historical Gangster Film ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON (8 May 2017)

Rachel Zeffira, the talented, award-winning Canadian soprano, famous for her work as one-half of alt-pop duo ‘Cat’s Eyes’, has composed a number of songs for director Simon Rumley’s historical gangster thriller feature film ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON, which is currently shooting in the East End. Rachel also appears in the movie as a singer in a 1940’s’ club band, which includes Sam Doyle from ‘The Maccabees’ on drums, Faris Badwan from ‘The Horrors’ on trumpet; and Sam Becker from ‘Wunderground’ on bass.  

Zeffira commented: “Simon sent me the script for ‘Once Upon A Time In London’ which referenced music from the 1940s. He mentioned a few songs from that era, nostalgia ones like ‘I’ll be Seeing You’ and a few songs by Kurt Weill. When I was around 16 I used to love those songs, and I remembered that I’d written a few in a similar style at the time, that could possibly be useful now. I tracked down a couple of the rough recordings and sent them to Simon, and he thought they’d be right for the film.

She added “Our original choice for trumpet player, Chris Cotter, couldn’t make it, so I asked Faris if he could step in. Faris is 6 foot 6, has quite a distinct look which definitely isn’t 1940s, and he doesn’t play trumpet. Until being on set, I’ve only ever seen Faris look like he’s the singer from The Horrors…so it’s testament to the talent of the hair and costume designers that they actually managed to make him look like a 40’s jazz musician”.

Director and co-writer Simon Rumley said: “Having been a fan of The Horrors for a while I was excited to check out Cat’s Eyes. I went to their seminal gig at the Scala and have been a fan of Rachel and her music ever since. We were hoping to collaborate on a previous film of mine which didn’t happen so when ‘Once Upon A Time In London’ came along, Rachel was the only person I thought of to sing in the Modernaires Club”.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON dramatises the violent reign of two of London’s most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (Terry Stone). Charting the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties, this is the brutal story of post-war organised crime which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons. Described as ‘Peaky Blinders meets Legend’, the film also stars Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Kate Braithwaite, Nadia Forde, JJ Hambeltt, Simon Munnery and boxers Frank Buglioni, Steve Collins and Joe Egan.  

ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON is a Gateway Films & Ratio Film Presentation, directed by Simon Rumley, written by Will Gilbey, Simon Rumley & Terry Stone and produced by Terry Stone & Richard Turner.

It really bugs me that some people already think the adult Henry married Moana.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love the twist at the end of the season 6 finale of Once upon a Time featuring an adult Henry who has a daughter. I already like both characters and adult Henry IS pretty attractive. I also love that there was a door in the Mad Hatter’s dimension that had an Oceanic look which made me REALLY hopeful that Moana will show up in season 7.

What I hate was how fast people are assuming that Lucy’s mother IS Moana. Two problems with that.

1. Lucy’s actress is latino (A latina? I don’t know which term I should be using and I apologize if I mess it up)  and Moana is a Polynesian character. Now its probably not the first time they hired someone of a certain ethnicity to play a character of a different ethnicity, but it was such a big deal to have Moana be played by an actress of Polynesian heritage that it made the news a lot. I think it would be really disrespectful if Lucy’s actress was not of the same heritage like her mother but I would love to see who else her mother could be if she were also latino. Especially since her identity and how she and Henry fell in love is such a big deal according to the producers.

2. Both Elsa and Merida stayed single like how they were in their respective films out of respect to their characters. I can’t buy that they would break this trend with the princess who ‘doesn’t have romance or the issue of marriage be part of her film.’ I would like to see Moana interact with the OuaT characters and continue her story but I can’t see romance happening THAT fast to her.

On a side note, I am one of the rare Hooked Wayfinder shippers (WHEN MOANA IS A FEW MORE YEARS OLDER, OK?! You have your favorite ships and I have mine) so even though I highly doubt Moana would get into a romantic relationship with a certain demigod in the show for the same reason mentioned in point 2, I would be really disappointed if she did end up with Henry instead.

There’s no way they could risk going this route, could they? I want to believe whoever Henry fell in love with, she is going to be a great surprise. (Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if the mom turns out to be Susan from the Chronicles of Narnia. Now THAT would be cool and make a lot of sense).

Until then, I eagerly await season 7… too bad Moana’s boat didn’t get (or was implied to get) hijacked at the end of season 6 like I hoped for.

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An accurate portrayal of how this upcoming season finale will affect both Regina and myself.

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Amy: This is the start of the process for Ruby and Merida.
Meghan: Yes, it’s very early.

Amy Manson and Meghan Ory for “Merida in Storybrooke” (OUAT Season 5 Special Feature)

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Emma afraid to lose Killian to death and Killian facing + defeating it (4a) / Killian afraid to lose Emma to darkness and Emma facing + defeating it (4b)

Okay I don’t know from where to even begin but if you are one of those who are still disappointed with 4x11 and how their 4a arc ended (and it still robs you from enjoying captain swan journey), this might actually help you because until last episode, I was one of you guys. I don’t know but to me, after 4x11 ended, everything felt disconnected and all their moments, while very beautiful, felt random. What I mean to say is that they felt like pieces of puzzle but I was not able to solve that puzzle. Unlike season 3, where I knew what their journey was – to find home – I couldn’t understand what the overall purpose of those moments we have been getting were? Sure they were to tell us how much they love each other and bring out the best in each other, but how were those moments contributing to the overall story? They have spent so much time giving us those moments, surely they weren’t just to please us fans…there had to be a purpose and I couldn’t understand what, especially after the way season 4a ended. Turns out, all I had to do was change the perspective from where I was watching their journey and I think last episode, lily, played a huge role in making me realize that. And I couldn’t have been happier now with the way the story is going, at least the captain swan journey (there are still some other elements that I am unsure of but I am hoping that it will eventually fall into place as well). I will put it under read more coz this is huge!

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Wow okay so I can’t believe I have to address this AGAIN but here we go. 

First of all I really don’t appreciate the implication that my fic actually sucks and that I only got as many kudos as I did because it featured Mc//Hanzo once upon a time. I’ve stated this many, many times but Mc//Hanzo was always a background feature of Sleeper. It’s not a romance story, it’s a story about Gabriel healing. The primary content was ALWAYS about Gabriel and most of the story was about Gabriel and McCree’s past to begin with. I earned those kudos because I wrote his pain and his longing well, and guess what? Now I’m just going to write it better

Secondly, if you’re so upset that my fic has made it to the top, you’re welcome to try to outshine me. The tag needs more good fics anyway. I’d love to see a real chapter fic surpass mine and get to the top of the tag instead of drabble fics that are always there. 

I didn’t put myself at the top of the tags, guys. My readers put me there. And come on, are you listening to yourselves? You really think there are any anti-mcreyes people reading Sleeper? Gabriel is in love with Jesse in the fic guys. Jesse kissed him. They had nicknames for each other, they slept in the same bed. I had a scene where Gabriel had Jesse up against a wall, for Christ’s sakes. 

There aren’t any people who hate McReyes reading Sleeper, and there never has been. In fact, many people who have read Sleeper have told me that I made them ship McReyes. I never “pandered” to Mc//Hanzo shippers; I was a Mc//Hanzo shipper. I’m not revising my fic to “pull a fast one” on the shippers. I’m revising it because I no longer ship Mc//Hanzo and there are many factors about my timeline that need fixing, as well as some portrayals that I’m no longer fond of. 

As a matter of fact, I’ve had a grand total of ONE (1) person tell me they would stop reading Sleeper. On the other hand, I’ve received multiple messages saying that people were a little unsure but would stick witth me, and more saying they were glad for the change. 

Believe it or not, I don’t write for kudos. Do I like having them? Sure, I love it. Feedback nurtures the soul. Do I want to give them up? No, not really. I worked hard for them. I pulled my hair out trying to write chapters how I really wanted them. I stressed about how I wanted to portray a man that the fandom largely viewed as abusive. But I don’t write for kudos, never have. I started this story because I wanted to explore Gabriel, because Gabriel is my favorite, because Jesse is my second favorite. I’m continuing this story because I love them. Did you know I was actually going to quit Sleeper in entirety before, just because I didn’t like Mc//Hanzo anymore? I hated it. I hated my own fic. That’s not acceptable to me, and THAT’S why I’m changing it. There’s no ulterior motives here. 

If you really hate the fact that I’m at the top of the tag (and not even in first place, mind you) then please, do better than me. Sit down and write something yourself. Create a narrative that doesn’t paint McReyes in a terrible light. People will read it, I promise. We’re thirsty. Water our crops. 

If you want me knocked down so bad, you’re going to have to do it yourself, because I’m not going to kick myself just because it displeases you to see me succeed.