You’re not going to imply that I’m any less Sofia’s mother because we don’t share the same DNA. Because that would be offensive. It would be offensive to anyone in the room who has an adoptive child or is an adoptive child. And for you to say that… I chose to be Sofia’s mother. It did not fall into my lap. There was a choice and I could stay or I could run. And I chose motherhood. And it was the best choice that I ever made.
So I’m watching a lot of CS Emma fans very upset about the AU. Where as I’m seeing a lot of SQ Emma fans being very happy about the AU. And here is the thing… a lot of us have been saying for a while that CS Emma and SQ Emma were very different in fandom and that’s why there is such a divide among Ducklings. Where as OQ Regina and SQ Regina are very close and Evil Regals tend to be largely one group.
But I want to say something about the complaints I’m seeing.
Many of the objections to Princess Emma in the AU appear to be that she wasn’t strong and brave and happy as all the CS Princess Emma AUs are written in fan fic. I remember being stunned watching people say how excited they were to see “Happy Princess Emma raised by her parents in love and joy.”
And I just have to say… you guys were always playing yourself if you expected that from the canon.
The canon (which so many lionize) is always going to say the best Emma Swan is the one we have in the main stream of the show. It’s always going to say that Emma Swan we know and love is the one who is shaped by the life you would wish away from her. By any reasonable read of modern storytelling any canon AU is going to be inferior to the world we know because you the audience always want to go back to that world.
Happy Princess Emma who is better off in the Enchanted Forest is a product of your fan fiction. More power to you. Write that fan fiction. But don’t expect the canon work like fan fiction because the goals and purposes are different.
When you mistake fanon for canon you are always going to be disappointed.
And I feel very strange saying this as an nominal SQ shipper. But I’m also one who doesn’t think they are going to give me my fanon. They were never ever going to give you yours either.
Welcome to the raft, go forth and write your own transformative works.
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