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Ramblings are good (smile).
5:51 as of the start of this post until Once Preview! And are we ever ready for some new frolic and feisty fun ?
Seems there are Canadian copies all over the Internet being leaked but this time, I resist. I want the visuals, at least, to be fresh!
The one thing I really DON’T like about Once is that when it is over, it is even later Sunday night and dreaded Monday morning comes too soon after! No lazzzzzy sleep in.
Being in the same time slot as the Wonderful World of Disney was when I was a little girl just reminds me of how sad I would get back then when the weekend was truly over and a very early “wake up/catch the school bus” hour loomed the next morning! But it left me with very controlling fairy dust and fantasy happy ending pablum in my head when I went to sleep.
Never underestimate the power of the time-slot to the Disney mind control empire!!
Fans can influence others-to a point-either way, absolutely. But core fandom is still a very individual thing. You are hardwired to like certain character types more than others.
I think the dynamic of “influence” we see in the written Internet form is more about addressing personal needs and liking (or disliking) the individuals doing the posting. It can be wanting to find camaraderie, like-minded enjoyment and positive acceptance on one end to becoming part of a thug-like, gang mentality “sheep” herd of malcontents on the other…with everything in between. Offense/Defense, Secure/Insecure, Mature/Immature,Denial/Embracing, Stubborn/Malleable. Blah blah blah/blah blah blah (smile).
Being a “fan” (a rather misused term for certain types of posters) in some instances gets lost in the power struggles and is just used as a catalyst to practice whatever your personality seeks.
Character loyalty has a lot less to do with the actual characters than it does the character of the individuals displaying the “loyalty”.
Hook should get his ship back in some form 🙂 and always keep the guyliner. And true love or not, let the sexy sultry sass thrive in his luscious, lusty soul. He is the smoldering heartthrob of ONCE.
Emma and Elsa friendship should be massive fun. Two kick butt powerhouses. Emma backstory could be quite telling…or a repeat of wall building angst. Magic may have already had a huge price for her. Let her laughter and lust glow. (she also has ground to make up for affection-wise for her treatment of Hook! Let it GLOW with him, please 😉 )
The Little Prince should get his own nickname…FAST. We don’t need to have constant, maudlin reminders of Neal or Baelfire.
Snow should regain her mind and spirit and lose the DUH.
David should keep the sword very handy, he needs his manly persona close by!
Rumple should never, EVER be put in that particular iconic costume again. Nope. And Belle should have the edgy intelligence and wit to make him do amusingly witty things in penance if she regains control of the real dagger. But she probably won’t. It’s the Pure Haaaaht syndrome. But at least get mad at Him for three minutes.( though on the plus side it could make things safer for Hook!)
The Regina/Robin/ Marian thing should be…heck, I still don’t know. Impossible messing-with-icons corner they have written themselves into. Robin should be with Marian. Regina should find someone to love…Robin should…go hide in Sherwood Forrest until season 4B(annoying choice of plot) Regina should become less of a hot mess.
but then there would be a lot less draaaaammmaaaa…and we don’t want that!
Happy Happy…JOYFUL Once-ing!
***Always in search of a good flock***