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….I guess I can understand Regina’s frustration in wanting to change her history. She’s tired…she’s exhausted….
I understand feeling exhausted and tired about how things are developing in one’s life and the itch to blame everything and everybody (other and oneself) all too well, think many do. But to me that is why I am disappointed in how they handle especially Regina on the show, and to some degree Emma, because pixie dust dreams, make it look like destiny takes its (good) course regardless, dreams of changing the past or attempts of retelling it so it fits your views and all would be good – all that are easy ways out, and ways not working usually, or they might work for one but mostly hurt and make other people around you suffer. It might look like fairy tales make that promise, that there always is a happy ending (for the good guys), but only if we see just the ending of the stories, which IMO makes fairy tales rather boring, because, we always know the ending before the story even started, it will be happy. But the ending is not the important part, it’s how they get there, that is where the moral can be found, if there is one in fairy tales.
Right, having the hope there could be a happy ending is important, but staring at the end keeps you from seeing the moments right in front of you. I figured a while ago, that I find a piece of happiness every time I master a day and still can look me in the eyes the next day and have the feeling I did (mostly) right by my principles of life. It’s not about the question if I am lovable and have been loved by others but if I have loved. That doesn’t make my life a big success story in terms of family, relationships, career, whatever, actually it sucks quite a lot at the moment, but I find happiness despite. It’s often not easy, but it’s possible.
I can see, why A&E see similarities between Regina and Emma, because they have, though different reasons and some differences in approach, the same problem, to do that, to love. But Regina has blamed everybody but herself, while Emma blames herself, that is the huge difference between the two, a significant one, and I think A&E might not quite get at times.
And Rumple likes to blame fate or his lack of power.
But you think Regina DOES think of consequences?! She’s always pitying herself for having to deal with consequences of the terrible things she’s done.
Agree, she tends to blame everybody but herself, and then jumps into action to either make them suffer for it (the year’s she was bend on revenge against Snow) or change things to do her bidding (the Dark Curse or now the idea to change the rules of the book). Regina might believe she’s thinking things through, but she doesn’t.
I wonder how much the coming back from death has actually affected Rumple and how many of his current misdemeanours are actually a result of that?
There should be effects. But seeing that these writers seem not to be good in writing consequences so far, emotional effects of what the characters do, unless it makes some niftfy plot!plot!plot! toy, I fear we’re not getting to see much of that.