"There's not a day that goes by I don't regret having left you."
I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Thank you anon, I really needed that laugh. Nothing like a good pile of conentrated stupidity to brighten my day!
But be careful please, you’re gonna lose an arm if you keep reaching that far.
While I’ve expressed before my opinions on how I liked that Neal died a hero, and I can understand the reasoning behind it and get behind that aspect of it, I do have a lot of major problems with his death.
The fact that he died trying to do the right thing, while the “villains” always seem to get their second chances, is one of them. Below the cut is a very long post expressing my feelings on the subject.
So, the other day I was looking through the tweets Adam was receiving, and one of them made me revise my “Things I Learned” list. And that’s fathers. This viewer remarked, unhappily, that as a man who grew up without a father, the show is sending a very bad (and repetitive) message. Fathers don’t matter. And looking at all of the characters on the show, that does seem to be the theme. Father’s don’t matter — or they’re useless fuck-ups — or they’re just arbitrarily dead. Not that mothers get it great, dropping like flies as they seem to, but here’s a list of all the characters and what their dads did (or didn’t do) in alphabetical order. If I’ve left anyone out, please feel free to add them in!
Abigail: You know your father really cares when he accidentally turns your true love to gold and then, instead of trying to find a way to save the guy, marries you off to the son of a bankrupt king — the son who, apart from his dragon-slaying skills, is known to be a reckless rake.
Anton: Apparently, his dad is dead. And before he died, he didn’t teach his older sons that bullying is not cool. Also, it’s probably not far-fetched to think the guy got offed in a deal with the Blue Fairy that got her those magic beans.
Ariel: Did her father not care that she was rendered mute? Someone apparently taught her how to walk on those rare occasions and how human anatomy works… but nothing about a salad fork? And not to trust strange tentacled women? Or stalk strange human men? Maybe the real Ursula killed the guy….
Aurora: So… did Maleficent kill her dad or what? Otherwise, the guy did not try very hard to find his daughter’s true love to wake her up. I’m gonna go with dead and irrelevant on this one.
Baelfire/Neal Cassidy: Rumplestiltksin was a coward who let his childhood fears control his life leading to abandoning his son. Also trying to kill his grandson didn’t help. Plus, the whole creating a curse that destroyed thousands of lives thing.
Belle: Before Mr. French had his daughter kidnapped to have her memories erased, he had her betrothed to a moron and made a deal with Rumplestiltksin that led to Belle being bartered to the Dark One… and then he blames Belle for ending up in the love with the guy!
Cora: While Cora was probably a sociopath from birth, it didn’t help that her father was a drunk loser who made her do all the work.
David: His nameless father made a deal with Rumplestiltksin that separated his sons, leading David to become a pawn in a game of power and magic. Then he died and seems to be utterly unimportant.
Ella: Married a cruel bitch with cruel daughters and then died.
Emma Swan: David himself admits to being a failure. He trusted the Blue Fairy, who lied to him and his wife and as a result, Emma grew up alone and unloved. Add in the Zelena mess, and David is far from the sharpest sword in the armory.