Regina’s conspicuous absence is actually the biggest groundwork of all, whether it’s intentionally written that way or not. It’s helped a ton of the casual viewers and the mainstream media realize how important Regina is to the show and to Emma’s life. With Regina only on the screen a few minutes each episode…and Emma *constantly* talking about her and worrying about her and thinking about her instead of Hook…the things that have always been so obvious to us suddenly become much more obvious to the mainstream viewers. They start to “ship” SQ without even knowing what that means. They just have this vague notion of, “Wait, where is Regina and why isn’t she here with Emma? It’s more fun when they’re together. I’m bored now, let’s watch something else.” Hence the ratings drop and all the articles about the main characters getting “Frozen” out. I’m curious to see if this is intentional or not. It seems very intentional, based on the dialogue that’s being written for Emma, but I guess we’ll know for sure by the end of this arc!
This hand is nothing but a lump of flesh, the only thing it did was give you permission, permission to be the man you really are, not some puppy dog chasing after the object of his affection but a ruthless pirate who will stop at nothing to get what he wants
Orphan Black Season 3: rumours
- The production for Orphan Black Season 3 has reportedly started.
- Fans can expect the premiere to air sometime in March 2015.
- Project Castor will be explored
- Sarah devises a plan to use Mark to sneak into the military base to save Helena.
- Felix is a CLONE.
Once Upon A Time 4x02 White Out
DO YOU SEE HOW SHE BECKONED FOR A HUG? SHE PROBABLY DOES IT A LOT WHEN HENRY WAS A LITTLE KID. CAN YOU IMAGINE! HENRY GOT INTO TROUBLE AND THINKS HE’S GOING TO GET CHASTISED BUT REGINA JUST OPENS HER ARMS, BECKONING HIM FOR A HUG. SO MUCH FEELS
A time portal AU from the Season 3 finale- What if Regina had gone to check on the time portal, to find Emma being dragged into it. What if, the last thing Emma saw and thought about was the woman running to help her? We all know portals take you to where you think, so what if you think of a person?
Hi guys, thank you for taking the time to look at my li’l story. This is the longest fanfic I’ve ever written, and I have actually really enjoyed the challenge! I want to thank the people running the SQBB for setting this up, and Kayryn, my artist for all the awesome creative energy. Also I want to promise you guys that Hook will not be in this story much at all. He is in the first chapter purely because it’s the only part of the story that’s canon, but after that he’s gone. Anyways, have a read, I hope you enjoy it, and please leave a comment here or contact me on my tumblr @ regina-the-queen :) love you guys <3
I’m a marriage and family therapist and I literally deal with arguing couples that seek martial/couple’s therapy on a regular basis..
So when Emma and Regina get into an argument, the only thing that comes to mind is “MARRIED! YOU GUYS FIGHT LIKE A MARRIED COUPLE! HOW MUCH MORE CLEAR DOES IT NEED TO BE? NOW KISS, GODDAMNIT!”
In what way? I see it, but I can’t articulate why I know they fight like a married couple.
If you pull from emotionally focused couples therapy models or attachment theory models, they are 100% in a lovers feud.
Both know exactly what to say to cut each other the deepest and have used those devastating remarks toward one another in the past. The first season, it was as if they were a couple going through a separation and it was a power struggle to see who could hurt the other the most in the process.
Now they follow the typical pursuer (Emma) and distancer (Regina) interactional patters that are one of the most commonly seen patterns/issues dealt with through couples therapy. Emma tries to confront Regina and talk to her about what’s going on, and Regina shuts herself off and isolates herself so she doesn’t have to deal with the issue and/or say/do something she may regret to completely demolish the relationship. The fact that they have endured terrible attachment injuries in their pasts also contribute to this pattern of interaction.
The snarky comments they both make towards one another are said in anger and frustration but are scapegoat statements that conceal the real issues going on beneath the surface. Basically, these are textbook marital issues where a couple argue over stupid, irrelevant things and make snarky comments towards one another because there are deeper issues that they haven’t dealt with that bubble over into every other aspect of their relationship.
There’s like a million things I could talk about that come straight from a couples therapy model textbook that would be relevant to my beliefs that they do, indeed, act like a married couple.. but it’s really hard to explain exactly what I mean. It’s something that I get from seeing couple interactions everyday in practice. But basically if I were their therapist, I’d have to do some heavy work on their communication and past attachment injuries.
OK ima add to this. i like that their relationship is what it is and doesnt have to be explained so the fans can just take whatever they like from it. so everythings canon and nothings canon and we can all be happy and angry at the same time
While they were never declared a ‘couple’, the word soulmates was used numerous times throughout the series. I guess you could say soulmates, don’t have to be intimate but anyone who believe in them knows they will be together their whole lives and if that isn’t a couple then I don’t know what is.
I don’t believe “cutting people off from watching the show” is ever a good enough reason for not declaring them as officially a couple. It seems like trying to appease the homophobic/heterosexist audience. If they can’t enjoy it because of the gay well that’s their own problem.
^^ That last comment.
wow that’s what i was about to say. fuck the people who would stop watching it for having a canon same sex relationship. FUCK. THEM. why are we catering to them anyway? they have a million shows their homophobic asses can watch.
ALSO, because I actually remember when the show was on: a lot of people DID stop watching it because it was ‘too gay’ for them. There are countries that stopped airing seasons after a certain point because of the nature of their relationship. And then there’s the hardcore fanbase that would never stop loving it one way or the other. THOSE PEOPLE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES, considering they tend to be a lot of queer women and (and in my case) TEENAGE GIRLS WHO SAW THEIR RELATIONSHIP AND TOOK A LOT AWAY FROM IT LATER IN LIFE.
Here’s the damn thing- they ARE a canon relationship. Just because there wasn’t a ‘coming out’ episode where they explained everything to everyone in ways their straight people could understand doesn’t mean that it wasn’t real. It doesn’t mean it was ‘unspoken’. It was pretty damn blatant especially towards the end of the show. They don’t need to say ‘oh it’s weird that we’re both women’ because that’s not at all how it is when you’re in a same sex relationship IRL. It’s just normal. That’s not to impose anything on anyone who ships anything else, it’s just that this is a part of the show that does exist, whatever your headcanons are.
You can’t really take a show from a time period like this and say ‘oh but yeah here in this one episode Xena kisses this guy’. Wow. Great. AMAZING. There was a writer who didn’t get it that week or they needed to throw in some token heterosexuality to appease the censors, etc. It’s not like today where they can just write it that way if they really want to and otherwise it’s queerbaiting. But the overarching plot and story was about Xena and Gabrielle. Ultimately, it was just about them. And I would argue that in the end it WAS confirmed. I remember Lucy doing interviews before the last episodes aired saying ‘yes it’s true’ or I think she said on at some point ‘Xena comes out’ or something of that nature.