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On Snow, leadership, and purity: why she must un-learn to be a good queen in order to be a great one

Snow’s attitude has bothered me more and more as S2 wears on, but it wasn’t until The Miller’s Daughter that I realized why.

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jwtroemner:

anursingdegreeinfeelings:

#This is where Emma gets her chivalry #Not Charming who pushes distraught women

I really wonder about what that says about their respective backgrounds.
Charming was a shepherd. Now, for a shepherd, he was a pretty damn sweet guy. He honestly was charming, but he was also raised in a rough life, among rough people, doing hard physical work all the time. It was expected of him to be as rough and hands on as his father might have been.
Snow, being a princess, was taught ettiquette. She was thrown down into the real world, in much the same way and the same amount of time that Charming was elevated to royalty. She gained the boldness, brashness and kick-assery necessary  to survive in that world, but at the same time she never lost the poise or elegance she was raised to display. 
In short, I guess, it feels odd to fault him for being less familiar than her with a system of etiquette she was raised in, while he was only a guest. 
That doesn’t make Snow any less awesome for it, of course. She could easily have been hardened and corroded by her time in exile, but instead she remains gentle and kind, acting as a friend and almost motherly figure to the woman who tried to murder her. That’s not chivalry right there— that’s enough to get you nominated for freakin’ sainthood.

jwtroemner:

anursingdegreeinfeelings:

#This is where Emma gets her chivalry #Not Charming who pushes distraught women

I really wonder about what that says about their respective backgrounds.

Charming was a shepherd. Now, for a shepherd, he was a pretty damn sweet guy. He honestly was charming, but he was also raised in a rough life, among rough people, doing hard physical work all the time. It was expected of him to be as rough and hands on as his father might have been.

Snow, being a princess, was taught ettiquette. She was thrown down into the real world, in much the same way and the same amount of time that Charming was elevated to royalty. She gained the boldness, brashness and kick-assery necessary  to survive in that world, but at the same time she never lost the poise or elegance she was raised to display. 

In short, I guess, it feels odd to fault him for being less familiar than her with a system of etiquette she was raised in, while he was only a guest. 

That doesn’t make Snow any less awesome for it, of course. She could easily have been hardened and corroded by her time in exile, but instead she remains gentle and kind, acting as a friend and almost motherly figure to the woman who tried to murder her. That’s not chivalry right there— that’s enough to get you nominated for freakin’ sainthood.

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natasharomanoved

nothingeverlost:

  natasharomanoved:

2x05 “The Doctor” | Regina parallels

That last gif, ‘monster’ is so obviously what she’s thinking.

All I wanted last season was for Regina to realize what she’s done, and stop thinking of herself as a victim.  It’s finally starting to happen.

fuck-yeah-josh-dallas

Hey Henry, I know that you have no experience with horses or horse care whatsoever, but I’m just gonna leave you in the stables here with little to no instruction and let you figure it out. That can’t possibly go wrong, right?

(via batmanmonroe)

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(via fuckyeahbelleandrumpelstiltskin)

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nothingeverlost:

nymfanfic:

To sum up, capping We Are Both, even selectively, was creepier than capping The Price of Gold.  Which was pretty effing creepy.  Unlike Cinders/Ashley, I wanted to smuggle Regina away, brood her and make her chicken soup.

I do believe Gold is afraid of Charming.

*rubs hands*

It was creepy.  It’s the most manipulative and despicable Rum we’ve seen.  It’s also the first time we’ve seen him and any inference to a negative intent for a child.  He freed the children from the Ogre war.  He loves his son, for all the mistakes he made.  He’s only been friendly to Henry.  But with Regina we learn (or have our suspicions confirmed) that he had designs on a child.  That he knew about Regina from her infancy, and knew what kind of woman Cora was (hard to believe you’re from the same family, he says, when she says she doesn’t want anyone dead.) Though it’s not confirmed yet we are led to believe that Rum manipulated Regina from birth into being the kind of person who could cast the curse.  (Take one child, add almost 2 decades of abuse, add magic and matricide, put on a low simmer.  And then bring to fruition by constantly making sure that the focus of her rage (Snow) not only lives but thrives.)

I love Rum.  I feel for him.  I cry for him.  But this Rum we see in this episode is terrifying and evil.  He scares me.

As for Charming, Gold/Rum prides himself on being able to recognize a desperate soul, and being able to not only know what they need, but knowing how to trade or twist their desire into something that works in his favor.  One of my other favorite shows, Hustle, is about con artists (and isn’t Rum a long game con artist in many ways?) and one of the first things they say, and repeat over and over, is “you can’t con an honest man.”  Charming is an honest man.  Charming is GOOD.  And Charming will fight for what’s right, and for his family.  Gold is NOT right (at least a lot of the time he isn’t) and he has a tendency to use Charming’s family in his plans.  So immunity from Charming?  Totally understandable.

On a side note, I find it interesting that Charming’s family (himself, Snow, and Emma) are probably the few people outside of Belle that he respects.

Someone else, I can’t remember who, theorized that Regina might not even the be the first person/child he’s eyed as a caster for the curse. There could be any number of men or women like her out there, each of them damaged in unique and awful ways, but none of them so broken or desperate that they’d have the stomach for something like the curse.

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nothingeverlost:

The way they smile at each other, though.  You can’t tell me that they really want to stay away from each other.

I wish I knew how to quit you!

bottledspirits

amuseoffyre:

bottledspirits:

The clue and reward for finding the golden sword on the Once facebook game.

Stupid Charming feels. This is getting worse by the day.

I think it’s hilarious that Rumplestiltskin is telling me that to complete his quest I need to share things with my friends on Facebook, because I’m 100% sure Gold has no idea what a Facebook is, and if he did know he would think it’s painfully stupid.

Saw this suggestion on another forum and I love it

Has anyone done a compilation of all of Charming’s lines that are not spoken directly to, about, or in some way refer to Snow? And for comparison, has anyone done a compilation of all of the times he says Snow’s name in conversation?

fuck-yeah-josh-dallas

my-boyfriend-rumpelstiltskin:

Is it bad that my main thought here was, “FINALLY more than a single manly tear!”?

When Charming cries more than two tears, you know that shit just got real.

(via batmanmonroe)