It's Turtles All the Way Down...

I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die among my friends.

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Those are all very valid points, but I need to disagree with you on Leopold, not because I like Regina but for the simple reason Leopold ignored her (1x11 I think the episode is) and then locked her up in her room. I don't have the link to it, but if you check out screwballninja's blog she wrote two vey interesting essays. One about how Leopold is creepy, but not abusive. Another about Henry Mills Sr. I can reblog them if you like. You should check them out! They're written very well.

I’ve read them both actually. I find most of screwballninja’s meta to be very good though I have been know to disagree with her on a few points. (Also I find her interpenetration of Rumple’s conflict in season 3a very off game, I did not think his conflict was if he should murder Henry but rather finding the courage to face what he believed was certain death to save him.)

Creepy is a feeling you get, I didn’t get that feeling from him but it is fine if other folks do. I get sad old man vibes from him.

Ignoring your wife is not abusive, it’s not something you need protecting from. It’s a bad marriage but if Regina had been honest with him they never would have been married. Also we have no idea what was happening even the hour before Genie was introduced to Regina, Leopold could have tried to be kind and friendly with Regina and she could have pushed him away, we simply don’t know. Anything taken from 1x11 needs to be looked at while remembering that the episode takes place from the POV of a man being set up to murder Leopold. I have doubts even that he locked her in her room, because that information is passed on by Henry Sr, the sad guilt ridden lackey, and the guards guarding her room are black guards, who we are shown in earlier episodes Regina controls totally. So maybe he did but I have reasonable doubts. I actually think, as some others have speculated that Leopold was testing the Genie to see how honorable his love for Regina was and if he had come forward he would have let the two love birds run off together, because Snow White was grown and didn’t need a full time mother figure and he knew Regina wasn’t happy with him but I’m aware that is debatable.

The only thing we do know is that the height of Regina’s complaints about him is that he ignores her, which given Regina’s want to victimize herself and make everyone else out to be horrible against her suggests very much that that was the worst thing he did. She had people she could have been friends at least with but she didn’t want them. She rejected Tink, the man with the Lion tattoo, choose to vilify Snow who still loves her unconditionally, used her fathers love and guilt to turn him into a lackey, used the genie’s love to turn him into an assassin…

Thank you though for admitting my valid points… I know I’ve gotten rather prickly on these subjects and am probably not as nice as I should be but it’s due to having a few too many fights with Regina apologists who seem to want to make anyone look bad to make her look better.

atopcat:

Well I want to know when Regina’s going to answer for:
Massacring villages
Tearing parents away from their children
Sending children to their death
Torturing innocent people
Holding a vendetta against an innocent child
Abusing her son
Raping an innocent man and then killing him
Poisoning her son
Helping Cora in trying to kill the Charmings
Attempting to blow up the town


Leopold was horrifically murdered and Regina kidnapped Belle and made Rumple believe she was dead… I doubt the former had any part in making Regina evil and whatever nudging Rumple made? I think he paid for in emotional despair cause you know what I really believe? REGINA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HER OWN DAMN CHOICE TO BE AN EVIL QUEEN!

atopcat:

Well I want to know when Regina’s going to answer for:

  • Massacring villages
  • Tearing parents away from their children
  • Sending children to their death
  • Torturing innocent people
  • Holding a vendetta against an innocent child
  • Abusing her son
  • Raping an innocent man and then killing him
  • Poisoning her son
  • Helping Cora in trying to kill the Charmings
  • Attempting to blow up the town

Leopold was horrifically murdered and Regina kidnapped Belle and made Rumple believe she was dead… I doubt the former had any part in making Regina evil and whatever nudging Rumple made? I think he paid for in emotional despair cause you know what I really believe? REGINA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HER OWN DAMN CHOICE TO BE AN EVIL QUEEN!

Sorry to bother you, but I don't think you should feel too bad for Henry Mills Sr.. He couldn't so much as protect his daughter from a miserable marriage, and he stood by her/supported her at the darkest time. Note the line from S1x1, Regina says to him, "Now you're trying to protect me." That means, when Regina needed to defend herself from Cora/Leopold or whatever, Henry just stood by and watched. Henry was scared of Cora, but it's his daughter who went from one toxic environment to another.

Well it’s nice that you bring this up so courteously but I disagree.

Henry Sr. couldn’t protect his daughter from Cora because she had magic. She ripped out people’s hearts. What was he supposed to do? The idea that a small man who was abused by his father into believing he had no worth was supposed to do what against that? It’s ridiculous. He was terrified of his wife, watch all his faces, he wants to stop Cora from hurting Regina when she is using magic on her but one look sends him quivering. Is this surprising? No! The woman is scary dangerous. He’s the ninety pound house wife with an abusive heavy weight champion husband in an era where there is no battered wives shelter! The best, I mean the very best that could happen if he stood up to Cora was that Regina would get to see her mother murder her father. Wow that improves her life so much! At worst Cora would rip out his heart and make him enforce her will on Regina so she would then have Cora using her dad to make her do things… see it’s a no win for this poor guy! The best he could do is turn away and be there for Regina after which in every episode we see him he is there for her! Comforting and trying to be hopeful.

Henry Sr. felt so guilty about his inability to help Regina that once Cora was gone he went on to be her lackey doing whatever she wanted! In the first episode did you think he was her dad before she said he was? He’s a Prince and he acts like her butler, and yeah this isn’t a good choice for him but I think it’s understandable that someone who went from an abusive dad to an abusive wife wouldn’t be able to stand up for himself by the point he ends up being abused by his daughter!

Regina, yes, was in a toxic environment under her mother, and then wasn’t anymore when she pushed her mother through the mirror. The idea that Leopold was seriously a threat to Regina is a joke. I’m sorry, but it is. He was by all canon a nice guy who loved his daughter and wanted to find a nice royal mother figure for her after his wife died. Regina never told Leopold what happened to her, or that she didn’t want to marry him. Do you think if she actually said no he would have forced her? Really? Even if he wasn’t a nice guy his number one priority was Snow so if Regina didn’t want to be Snow’s mommy you’d think he’d know she wouldn’t make a good one. So no, this idea that someone needed to protect Regina, the powerful sorceress from Leopold the nice king who just wants everyone in his kingdom to be happy is a joke. Sorry but it is. So if Regina was in a toxic environment after she pushed Cora through that mirror it is ENTIRELY because Regina made it that way and choose to be there.

I feel bad for Regina suffering under her mother, no one should be abused by their parent it’s horrifying, but she choose to blame a ten year old for her mother murdering her lover and then followed the path of darkness, which was pretty clearly labeled as being just like her mother, when she was given so many other choices in her life, she had so many people fighting for her! Regina was given so many second chances and she kept killing people so you know what I don’t feel dirty feeling bad for the father she killed in cold blood for the crime of not getting himself killed by his psychotic wife while failing to protect his daughter, when he loved her and tried his best to support her always asking her to choose life and hope while she did the opposite.

Excuse me I have dealt with this a lot on my blog, I have seriously strong feelings about this character and I will defend the hell out of Henry Sr for that one just as I would defend any abused spouse in a situation where they have legitimate reason to believe they have no way to protect their kids.

xxxxxx6x:

Just watched the ice bucket challenge video by Sebastian and Anthony.
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Please don’t do that to Winter, Mr. Stan  :3

xxxxxx6x:

Just watched the ice bucket challenge video by Sebastian and Anthony.

Please don’t do that to Winter, Mr. Stan  :3

But why do you think Brienne and Jaime will be the ultimate endgame in asoiaf? I mean what does it make you think this way?
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janiedean:

*cracks knuckles*

Okay, I’m now going to dump all the headcanon/speculation I have on the matter. Excuse me if it gets long. Also, premise: I think they’re endgame in the sense that they’re going to get together before the series is over and that’s going to be it at least for Jaime - I’m not betting money on both of them surviving the books. It could as well happen that one of them dies and the other doesn’t or that they both die, so I’m not saying endgame in the sense of ‘they both live and they stay together’.

SO.

Reason the first: the text has been leading up to it since asos. Or at least that’s what I think, but as far as I see it the entire point of Jaime’s storyline is not the infamous redemption arc (as I don’t really think he needs one in that sense) and it’s not trying to be a decent person when in truth he’s not and it’s not about him and Cersei being the same person. The entire point of Jaime’s storyline is him finding out that a) he’s not Cersei’s mirror (I thought it would be plenty clear as they look alike but they’re nothing like that in personality, first thing being the fact that Jaime doesn’t give a shit about power trips or the iron throne or his inheritance while Cersei is all about it, and they’ve been spending book three and four breaking up), b) as cynical as he got after Aerys, he can still be the person he’d have liked to be when he joined up the kingsguard. He doesn’t need a redemption arc because he was never a horrible person deep down in the first place and he can also be his own person, which until asos he didn’t even realize. I mean, he does everything for Cersei, from joining up the kingsguard and giving up his inheritance to throwing Bran out of the window to pretty much everything else (if we don’t count the fact that he actually loves Tyrion and Cersei doesn’t) until asos. When he meets someone who makes him realize that true chivalry still exists and when he risks his life for them when he still thinks he doesn’t like them. (Actually, I kind of laugh when I see people saying that Jaime could never be with Brienne because he hated her at first - yes, he did, and he also couldn’t think anything demeaning about her in his head after he realized she was actually good at what she does. He insults her out loud but if you read his asos chapters he never thinks once that she’s a joke after the part where they escape Riverrun for good, and he fucking jumps into a bear pit not knowing if his half-assed plan would have worked for her halfway through the book - wow he obviously changed his mind!) 

All his self-descovery in that sense begins after he meets Brienne. I’m not saying that she turned him into a good person. I’m saying that she made him realize that he’s still the kid who wanted to be like Arthur Dayne. He gets chapters when he starts roadtripping with Brienne, which means that his arc in the books begins at that point as far as I’m concerned - you don’t get chapters until the story becomes fully about you and your journey as far as I interpret the chapter system in asoiaf. That shit is all on the text.

[Also this got long so I’m cutting it.]

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#THEY DON’T WRITE EM LIKE THIS ANYMORE

[echoes of eleven blowing up cybermen to get information in the distance]

People who don’t love Nine are the dumbest.

People think that Nine is dark sullen and a killer. They’re wrong. Nine’s not dark. He’s light and happy and in love. He wears a leather jacket and is the closest Doctor to the Time War, but he is not dark. He is a light person who is fighting his dark past. He knows what he’s done and is fighting to right his wrongs. He just wants everyone to live.

Eleven on the other hand is the exact opposite. People think he’s a puppy in a fez. They’re wrong. He is not happy and joyful. He’s careless. He is having adventures while ruining lives and killing people. He is the man who forgets. He has forgotten the pain he felt after what he did and now is so comfortable killing.

He doesn’t remember Nine. Nine, the Doctor with depression. Nine, the Doctor who fell in love with an nineteen year old shop girl who didn’t need a magic back story to be special. Nine, the Doctor who went and saved his friends without killing. Nine, the Doctor who chose to lose instead of causing loss.

Nine chooses to give up being a god. Eleven pretends he is a god. Nine would make a merciful god. Eleven acts like a vengeful god. Nine is a puppy in a leather jacket. Eleven is a a killer in a fez.

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Nine was the Doctor who took a renegade Time Agent who thought of nothing but himself and making money and nearly cause ‘Volcano Day’ because he wanted to make a fast buck — and turned him into a man who was ready to lay down his life in order to give Nine and Rose those few extra minutes.

Nine was the Doctor who truly made Jack Harkness the man we saw throughout his few Who appearances and Torchwood.

Nine was the Doctor Jack fell in love with and never truly got over. I’ve said a few times that I want to see Jack back in Doctor Who. Now? I’m not so sure. Or, maybe, Jack reappearing in the Who-canon is what we need. They don’t need the Impossible Girl to bring Twelve back to who he is. To make him remember. To help him not be scared.

What Twelve needs is the Face of Boe. The Man out of Time.

Captain Jack Harkness.

YES TO ALL OF THE ABOVE.

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