The future is a puzzle
Argh! Got me right in the feels!
There’s a pain in my chest that demands to be felt
I’m not one to lose my ground
Or deny myself
You’re so busy being you
That you can’t see
Just how rare and lovely you are
When you’re next to me
And, I would do this all again
Oh, the fault is in our stars.
“I can’t talk about our love story, so I will talk about math. I am not a mathematician, but I know this: There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a Bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
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OKAY, FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL WE’RE GOING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE BLUE HELL TO WRITE A SCENE WITH TWO CHARACTERS INTERACTING WHO’VE GOT THE SAME PRONOUNS WITHOUT LETTING THEM GET MIXED UP OR WEIRD AND CONFUSING.
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under the cut to save your dash.
You know, this was an incredibly motherly act. Grant it, she’s using magic, and Henry is trying to stop her, but still. Look at her face. That is the face of mother who is trying to take care of a son whom she believes isn’t trying to be bad even though what he’s doing is clearly dangerous. She’s going to protect him even at the cost of upsetting him more.
She’s not angry or irritated with him, which would be what I would assume would happen given this situation. Instead, she’s simply taking care of him, keeping him from hurting himself, which is what a good parent does.
Meanwhile, Neal let him run off and manage to find dynamite, and Emma left him alone with the kid to let it happen.
Let’s think about this one for a second, shall we?
Regina has always been such a mom.
I know “True North” is a rather old episode, but it’s one that I keep coming back to over and over again. It has always stuck in my head as one of the best Regina episodes for me, and it’s taken a while, but I think I can finally explain why: the events of “True North” are foundational for Regina’s decision to adopt Henry, as well as removing any doubt in Regina’s mind about her love for her mother.
Specifically in this episode, Regina’s conversation with the Woodsman is one of the most interesting, complex moments for Regina that we’ve seen. Regina has just told Hansel and Gretel, essentially, that their father doesn’t want them—that he’d simply left them like they were nothing. She offered them wealth and security in her palace, and the children had still chosen their father over that power. And what does Regina ask?
I keep thinking about this line, and it’s amazing to me how many layers there are to it. On the one hand, there’s Regina taking a dig at Snow, trying to hurt her. She’s talking about Eva: “And what would you know about mothers? Yours died when you were still a little girl.” She’s also talking…
So, I promised you guys a longer, more detailed timeline of FTL’s goings-on, and here it is. I’m not lying when I say that it’s absurdly long and detailed; it’s over ten pages (single-spaced) in Word. But y’all asked, so here it is.
BC = before curse
* = placement on the timeline is not concrete (see notes at the end)
FAIRYTALE LAND: A PRE-CURSE TIMELINE
roughly 300 years BC
2.14 — Rumplestiltskin is conscripted into the duke’s army to fight in the Ogre Wars. Despite his wife Milah’s fears, Rumple is thrilled to finally have the chance to prove that he is not a coward like his father, who was killed trying to leave his family in order to hide from his creditors. After several months in the army, Rumple meets a little seer girl, who tells him that he left Milah pregnant, and that his actions on the battlefield tomorrow will leave his son fatherless. Terrified to leave his son to grow up without a father like he was forced to do, Rumple smashes his own leg in order to be sent home from the front lines. When he returns to his village, Milah has already given birth to a son, Baelfire, but she is disgusted by Rumple’s cowardice, which will now haunt their son the way that Rumple was haunted by his father’s actions.