//the thing I’ve found most difficult about watching OUAT is that to enjoy it, you really do have to set aside several moral scruples to enjoy any of the characters.
If you’re a fan of the Mills ladies, you have to deal with the fact that both Regina and Zelena are rapists while the writers have no awareness of that fact, Cora was a child abuser, Regina mistreated her child for at least an entire season and arguably a smidge longer, all three of them were mass murderers with varying levels of body counts, and all three of them had sub-par redemption arcs.
If you’re a fan of Hook, you have to deal with his past as a murderer, pirate, and the writing of his relationship with Emma that dealt in misogynistic tropes and rape culture (pls don’t tell me “if I jab you with my sword you’ll feel it” is anything but a thinly veiled rape threat mmk). Then you have to deal with the entire season five arc, which……………….man there’s a lot of yikes in how Emma and Hook treat each other.
If you’re a fan of Rumple……man I’m so sorry. There’s a lot of shit to unpack there. Specifically in regards to Rum.belle, you have to deal with the fact that the relationship is emotionally abusive while the writers are COMPLETELY BLIND TO THIS. They’re writing an abusive relationship but they don’t think they are and it’s awful. You also have to contend with the fact that it’s a the nightmare version of the Beauty and the Beast story- the Beast is actually a pretty bad dude.
If you’re just talking being a fan of Rumple himself, you have to contend with the fact that he abandoned his first son, tried to alter the fate of his second, is also a mass murderer, highly manipulative, and addicted to a curse that alters his personality so much he’s nearly unrecognizable without it. You also have to acknowledge his redemption arc was practically non-existent, yet he still gets the hero treatment in the very end.
If you’re a fan of the Charming family in general, you probably have it the easiest- minus the fact that Snow and Charming also tried to meddle with their daughter’s fate, stole a baby from Maleficent, and Snow killed a woman out of vengeance by manipulating said woman’s daughter into delivering a poison. You also have to deal with everything Emma did while under the Dark One’s curse.
This is not easily dealt with. Especially because the areas are pretty gray on the show given the writers don’t know what they’re writing. Do I have to treat it like a rape when the writers are blind to the fact that they’ve written a rape? Do we have to treat it like abuse when the writers clearly aren’t conscious of the fact that the relationship is abusive?
Then you get into issues of what fans recognize which………whole other basket of worms.
Some people are able to set aside certain issues. And other issues, they can’t.
That ultimately seems to be what determines whether or not you’re a fan of any given set of characters. I can get behind the Mills women because I can get past the two instances of rape. Not because I think rape or child abuse is okay, but because I realize the writing is willfully blind and I can move beyond it.
I can’t get behind Rum.belle or C.S because I can’t get past the abusive nature of one and the inherent misogyny of the other. I realize other people definitely can, and I don’t fault them for that. How can I, when my faves are just as awful in their own ways?
If you’re an aware viewer, enjoyment of OUAT is absolutely dependent on your ability to see past these many, many issues and enjoy the good of the characters and relationships underneath. And that’s why the show is so frustrating, and so polarizing between segments of fandom- it’s not the plotholes, not the retconning, not the increasingly complicated timeline.
Dancing for Infidget prompts? Infinite would have to stand on his toes and Gadget might start bending down to meet him half-way. Also, while waltzing, Infinite would always looks floaty and graceful, but Gadget would keep slipping into a polka waltz. They'd keep standing on one-another's toes, but Infinite can't help but smile a little when seeing Gadget look so energetic and happy. (THIS WAS GONNA BE THE ONE SENTENCE AND I GOT CARRIED AWAY SORRY)
AYEEE THIS IS A RLY CUTE PROMPT THANK U i think i didnt entirely nail this bc im v rusty w my writing rn, but hopefully what ended up tumbling out suffices sdfghjgf i’ll dump it under a read more!! didnt have much of a proper direction so what happened just kinda happened lmao
Luffy thinks the Pirate King is the freest person in the world and the one thing he can't stand is when another person takes someone's freedom away. Be they marine or pirate. That's why Luffy is no hero. He does what he wants based on selfish desires and if he happens to do some good then that's just a bonus. That's why his crew is loyal to him, not out of fear but respect, love, loyalty and friendship. Things that no money can buy and no prison can chain.
people get mad about how anders will give you friendship if you return fenris to danarius like ‘oh that’s so ooc’ but i was talking with knightarcana about this the other day and honestly i don’t think anders even sees a person when he sees fenris: he just sees a symbol of everything he’s fighting against, all the anti-mage prejudice and negative stereotypes. and fenris is the same? i don’t think fenris see anders, he just sees everything that was done to him as a slave and the worst things that mages can become in a person package.
in short lbr: if you had the option to see anders made tranquil, fenris would give you friendship points just like anders does if you hand fenris to danarius bc they hate everything the other stands for just that much.
Okay so what are you going to go for the next track?
Oh something amazing, it's so original, nothing like other shows...
What is it?
Forced. Marriages. Perfect right? The two of them can't stand the sight of one another, but they get married under circumstances, and at first they hate each other but then they start to fall in love. ISN'T IT GREAT!?
But we've already se-
AHH. And to make it even better lets do a *insert meaningless time span* contract marriage! They can't wait to be apart, but they when time comes, they won't want to leave each other. We can do a re-marriage too. Well?
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What do you think specialists do? Who do you think trained specialists?? Who do you think gave the orders to kill and assassinate???
You can keep tallying how many kills he made but that doesn’t change the fact he’s not the only one with red hands.
WHO ALSO KILLED PEOPLE IN AOS:
Skye killed Donnie, upon Coulson’s orders.
Coulson also recklessly left many lives of soldiers in danger when aiding the extraction of a gifted individual. Pretty much just assume lot a people died because Coulson could care less.
Victoria Hand abandoned FitzWard to essentially die on a sacrificial mission (while lying about an extraction team.) Also not the first time SHIELD left people to die after or during a mission. (Recall Garrett’s story?) She also ordered Garrett’s death without proper procedure or protocol.
May is known as the Calvary for a reason.
Fitz has 2 kills under his belt.
Let’s not get started on Bobbi, Lance, and so forth. (Hello, agents, mercenaries, what do you think they do for a living??)
Inhuman or Gifted/Index policies. (Again, Donnie, thank you.)
And that’s just the beginning of it.
Sorry, we’re not in Mr. Roger’s neighborhood. Your argument is very outdated and needs some updating.