So is there any particular reason why every episode this season that has heavily paralleled Emma and Regina with the fairy tale characters has had the Regina parallel character talk about how they’ve been pretending to be someone they’re not for a long period of time or….?

Regina’s untold story is definitely that she’s been living a lie for all these years and she doesn’t want it to get out.

And I’m pretty sure Regina’s secret is connected to her passions and deepest desires. For one, both Clorinda and Jasmine’s secret pertained to who they loved (the footman and the Savior, which are both parallels of Emma btw). Then after Jasmine says that line in the above gif, she says “in the land of untold stories, Hyde- he could use this against me”. So if Regina were to admit her true identity, Hyde aka the part of her that represents her deepest desire and the part of her she wants to keep hidden from the world would be exposed.

Meanwhile, we keep getting hints that Emma is living an illusion of happiness with Hook:

and is afraid of Hyde:

Which has been referred to in canon as a person’s “passions, deepest desires” and “the parts and scars Jekyll wanted to hide from the world” that allow them to be “unencumbered with fear and social obligation”.

Seeing as Emma is not hiding the fact that she wants to be a family with Hook and they’ve moved in together, that can’t be her deepest desire or scar that she’s hiding from everyone. Her moving in with Hook is her fulfilling her social obligation and being afraid of what she really wants. More on that in my chess meta.

I mean…it’s not rocket science. Just swendgame.


Plant of the Day

Thursday 27 October 2016

Covered in an amazing display of fruit Malus ‘Gorgeous’ (crab apple) provides an eye catching display in this island bed. A small, deciduous tree with a dense, rounded habit it has white flowers, which open from pink buds in the spring. The long-lasting fruit are not only ornamental but can be used for crab apple jelly.

Jill Raggett

You know, ‘Eric is Luke’ and 'Eric has the hots for Princess Leia’ aside, Hyde and Jackie are totally Han and Leia. While Eric and Donna are too much like Luke and Mara (aka Luke’s canon wife in the 'Star Wars Legends’ continuity). Both couples are volatile in their own way, and both are #iconic too.

Mara and Luke had to learn how to be in a relationship together, they experienced love and support together, and committed to the other almost immediately once they accepted their love. Yet, they differe a lot when it comes to general opinions but agree on the important things. Not to mention Eric does looks like Luke while Mara has red hair and is tall, curvy like Donna.

I mean, give me a break here

While Han and Leia started disliking each other and angry flirting, with Han being kind of obvious he liked Leia but being the last one to accept his feelings after she confessed love during a hard time, kind of like Jackie and Hyde. Not to mention how both couples are terribly devoted to each other, yet spend a good portion of their time together burning down each other.

Leia is a literal princess, fierce, bossy little thing, can be mistaken for self centred at first, just like Jackie. While Han is supposed to be a lazy, sarcastic piece of shit, an orphan and poor boy that grow up to be a criminal. Sounds familiar? Yeah, to me too.

So there’s a halloween Eric kinda tries to make his wife and friends dress up as the characters once Mara is introduced in the 90s, no matter they are already adults with kids and whatnot. And they all just look at him like 'no’, but since one of Donna and Eric’s daughter birthday is on Halloween, he and Donna had to when she insist with the idea. To their surprise, the Hydes shows up dressed as the Solo Clan too (Han and Leia had three kids in Legends. Twins, male and female, and a little boy).

That’s how one of Eric’s biggest fantasies of having a cosplay group of Star Wars characters came true for like, four hours one night.


CLASSIC LIT AESTHETICS -                          DR. HENRY JEKYLL

“Even at that time, I had not yet conquered my aversion to the dryness of a life of study. I would still be merrily disposed at times; and as my pleasures were (to say the least) undignified, and I was not only well known and highly considered, but growing toward the elderly man, this incoherency of my life was daily growing more unwelcome. It was on this side that my new power tempted me until I fell in slavery. I had but to drink the cup, to doff at once the body of the noted professor, and to assume, like a thick cloak, that of EDWARD HYDE.”