Keb, I wanted to ask you a couple of questions about some parts of your timeline (FTL part).
1- Why is Jack & the beanstalk story before Belle goes with Rumple?
The only sure thing we know about Jack’s tale is that it happened before James died (but obviously after he grew up). I had to pick somewhere to put it, and based my decision on a couple things. First, despite the fact that time froze for 28 years, Jack’s corpse is just skeletal when Emma encounters it. No clue how long it takes for a corpse to become a skeleton, but that suggested that some time had passed. Anton seemed to have been alone for some time with his bitterness and grief. And lastly, James got away with some significant booty, but the kingdom was desperately broke again by the time Charming got “hired” to replace James. So I figured I’d give James and George a little time to spend the cash.
I don’t think there were any other specific clues for its place in the timeline, but I also figured it would feel more crowded post-Belle. After all, if we go on the assumption that Snow IS the same age as Emma when Emma’s born, then there’s a lot of time to fill before Belle goes to the Dark Castle. I’ll happily move it if I get evidence that it happened closer to the curse.
2- So we know for a fact that 1 year after Dreamy was born, he met Nova. In your timeline you have the huntsman sparing Snow’s lives before Dreamy is born & then Snow meeting Red after Dreamy becomes Grumpy. So you believe that Snow was alone for 1 year?
That might be off, but I think that Snow looks to be only 18 or 20 when Leopold was killed. That gives us 8-10 years before the curse, and Snow had to have been on the lam much of that time. I think you’re right that Snow probably wasn’t on her own for quite that long–might have to adjust those events.
3 – Why is Jefferson’s & Grace’s story after Charming breaks Snow’s sleeping curse?
I ask these questions because those parts are the ones that I’m not 100% sure of where to put them in my timeline. You may have noticed something that I missed so that’s why I’m curious.
Chiefly because Grace doesn’t seem to have aged at all, so it seems to be closer to the curse. I think the key clue there is when we can pin down Henry Sr.’s presence in FTL–but we have no idea when he wound up in Wonderland or why, either. With a lot of the more independent stories in FTL, I’m not sure where to put them.
4- I think that your Hansel & Gretel part is a little early. According to my notes, Hansel & Gretel did their story in 1 day, the same day that Snow received the letter from Charming (when she almost drank the potion) & sneaked in the castle to talk to him. I got that because in H&G, Regina sees Snow with the dwarves & that Snow scene is exactly the same one after Stealthy died & Snow’s crying about lying to Charming.
Yeah, I think I had a note linking the two and I was going back through the episodes to be sure. But you’re absolutely right about that link, and I’ll be moving things accordingly.
– Little detail I’ve thought about before. I think Emma was conceived the night after the real Snow-Charming wedding (Lancelot episode). Don’t know if that helps but I’m pretty sure that they didn’t wait until the fake wedding in front of the kingdom to you know… But I don’t know that’s just my opinion.
Thanks in advance for answering my questions. My timeline is just the FTL part & I tend to use objects & things like time of day & other small details to put the pieces together. I’m typing it down in my laptop in order to put it in the forums so that way people can see it & maybe some of my things can help them with their own timelines. And again, you have a very nice timeline 🙂
I agree that they probably didn’t wait for the formal wedding, but there’s also a whole war between the private and public weddings, the length of which we aren’t sure of. The only thing we know for sure about Emma’s conception was that it happened 8-9 months before the curse, and pretty close to Alexandra’s (and therefore probably close to Ella’s and Thomas’s wedding–since I don’t see any evidence that she was conceived before they got married). Not that there’s anything wrong with your headcanon!
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