So, my friends and I have been thinking about the possibility of time travel, and time fluctuations, etc., and Brookenstory brought up a great point:
Has anyone considered the title of the show- Once Upon A TIME!?
The title literally means an unspecific point in time. It’s completely general.
What if FTL actually IS… one time. If time is frozen in FTL as well. For example, the EQ posions SW at the same time Charming saves Fredrick, which happens at the same time Grumpy meets SW, etc.
This could explain how Regina was able to reach into the hat and pull out an apple from over 28 years ago. If time always fluctuates in FTL, so although the characters live their lives like normal, a stranger entering may step into any time period.
In that way, FTL could very much be like SB in the way that time is frozen; the people in SB just don’t have memories, and maybe (I’ve heard this theory discussed) people forget specific memories day to day, and the characters in SB only remember generalities.
It’s just a thought, but it was a really good idea, Brookenstory!
I hope this makes sense…. 🙂