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

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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)

This week in Xena influences, it’s another Hong Kong wuxia film: Once Upon A Time in China, from 1991, which features a star-making performance from Jet Li. The plot is epic and ambitious; set in the late 19th century, it’s deeply concerned with the issues of colonialism vs. Chinese nationalism, following real historical figure/folk hero Wong Fei Hung as he fights street gangs, soldiers, and American slave traders. In this scene he takes on his kung fu rival, Master Yim, in a warehouse full of, you guessed it, ladders. The choreography is kinetic and balletic in equal measure, with seamless wirework. At times this thing gets so intricate it looks like an M.C. Escher drawing!

Tell Me: Chapter 1

  They had met years before, a fling that had ended without names being exchanged and with an unspoken farewell. Hanzo had never expected to find the Cowboy again, let alone the day he joined Overwatch…and he was unprepared for the fact that the man that he had never managed to forget, was unable to recognise him the day he finally gave McCree his name.

Disclaimer: Overwatch and its amazing characters don’t belong to me, I’m just borrowing them.

This fic was inspired by @infinite-atmosphere on Tumblr and this amazing post (http://infinite-atmosphere.tumblr.com/post/149015738376/disjointed-comic-featuring-unfulfilled-past)

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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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James Marsters is on the “Once Upon a Time” season 5 DVD special features as a new character!!!! :D  Not sure who he’s playing  besides someone Cruella meets in the Underworld in this new extra scene of what happened to her after Hades is gone.  Wonder if that means he’ll show up in season 6 in one of the flashback episodes as he’s a big name to get.  Plus, I’m just so happy Spike is connected to “OUAT” and another actor from “Buffy”. :D

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Once Upon a Time to delve into Savior mythology

BY NATALIE ABRAMS • @NATALIEABRAMS 

Once Upon a Time
Posted July 29 2016 — 2:10 PM EDT

As revealed at Comic-Con, Emma Swan is not the only Savior on Once Upon a Time. A sneak peek at the opening sequence of season 6 featured Jafar (Oded Fehr) hunting down Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz), whose job as the Savior had clearly taken it toll.

“The very first thing we’re hoping is that people realize Emma wasn’t the first,” executive producer Edward Kitsis says of the Savior reveal. “Once you realize that Emma wasn’t the first, then it makes you wonder, ‘Well, last year we learned about the Dark One mythology. Is this year when we learn about the Savior mythology?’ And the answer would be yes.”

The OUAT bosses say it’s possible we’ll even meet the first Savior, but the story is meant to delve further into the pressures of what it means to be Savior. “Last year we saw Emma to Hook, ‘I love you,’ when there was no problem, when there was no death,” Kitsis says. “She was able to let in those new emotions. One of the things we want to get into this year is Emma Swan’s head. What is it like to finally find your parents? What is it like to have to have the pressure of being the Savior? What is it like to fight all those fights?”

“The Aladdin thing showed you what happens to the Savior,” Kitsis continues. “[Jafar] gave [Aladdin] his Giving Tree speech. We saw Jafar say, ‘All that’s left is a stump.’ For us, we really wanted Emma to look at, ‘Is my job just helping other people? Do I get my own happiness? Has this happened to all Saviors? What do you mean I’m not the first?’”

Showcasing Aladdin’s story will also provide parallels between the two Saviors at the top of the season. “What we’re going to do for Aladdin we’ll slowly reveal, but from the get-go we’re going to see that there might be some hints from that scene in the beginning to what Emma will be facing in the present,” executive producer Adam Horowitz says.

When asked whether Emma and Aladdin will meet in season 6, Kitsis replies, “I hope so,” which certainly raises questions as to how similar the Dark One mythology is to that of the Savior. Can there be more than one Savior? Are there Saviors in every land? Or does the job get passed down in death?

One possibility: Aladdin’s story may have been put on pause in the Land of Untold Stories on purpose. “The characters from the Land of Untold Stories have run away because they don’t want their stories to play out,” Kitsis says. “Now that they’re back in Storybrooke, they’re going to play out. Once again, you have Emma in the position of Savior trying to help these people find their happiness.”

Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Once Upon a Time to delve into Savior mythology

As revealed at Comic-Con, Emma Swan is not the only Savior on Once Upon a Time. A sneak peek at the opening sequence of season 6 featured Jafar (Oded Fehr) hunting down Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz), whose job as the Savior had clearly taken it toll.

“The very first thing we’re hoping is that people realize Emma wasn’t the first,” executive producer Edward Kitsis says of the Savior reveal. “Once you realize that Emma wasn’t the first, then it makes you wonder, ‘Well, last year we learned about the Dark One mythology. Is this year when we learn about the Savior mythology?’ And the answer would be yes.”

The OUAT bosses say it’s possible we’ll even meet the first Savior, but the story is meant to delve further into the pressures of what it means to be Savior. “Last year we saw Emma to Hook, ‘I love you,’ when there was no problem, when there was no death,” Kitsis says. “She was able to let in those new emotions. One of the things we want to get into this year is Emma Swan’s head. What is it like to finally find your parents? What is it like to have to have the pressure of being the Savior? What is it like to fight all those fights?”

“The Aladdin thing showed you what happens to the Savior,” Kitsis continues. “[Jafar] gave [Aladdin] his Giving Tree speech. We saw Jafar say, ‘All that’s left is a stump.’ For us, we really wanted Emma to look at, ‘Is my job just helping other people? Do I get my own happiness? Has this happened to all Saviors? What do you mean I’m not the first?’”


Showcasing Aladdin’s story will also provide parallels between the two Saviors at the top of the season. “What we’re going to do for Aladdin we’ll slowly reveal, but from the get-go we’re going to see that there might be some hints from that scene in the beginning to what Emma will be facing in the present,” executive producer Adam Horowitz says.

When asked whether Emma and Aladdin will meet in season 6, Kitsis replies, “I hope so,” which certainly raises questions as to how similar the Dark One mythology is to that of the Savior. Can there be more than one Savior? Are there Saviors in every land? Or does the job get passed down in death?

One possibility: Aladdin’s story may have been put on pause in the Land of Untold Stories on purpose. “The characters from the Land of Untold Stories have run away because they don’t want their stories to play out,” Kitsis says. “Now that they’re back in Storybrooke, they’re going to play out. Once again, you have Emma in the position of Savior trying to help these people find their happiness.”

Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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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. (x)

'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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