May 31, 2012 at 8:44 am #148131thedarkoneParticipant
Meh. I’m not too bothered by the relationship between Belle and Rumpel. The Beast is supposed to be harsh and frightening. That’s a main component to the Beauty and the Beast tale. Every revisioning of the story has that key aspect. The Beast is frightening, and yes, BEASTLY 😮 . While Belle, on the other hand, is supposed to represent purity and innocence. In fact, OUAT’s version of the story is actually one of the more tamer versions of the original tale. So, the relationship between Belle and Rumpel is simply adhering to the conventional characteristics of these two characters. Nothing new here.[adrotate group="5"]May 31, 2012 at 9:07 am #148132celesstarrParticipant
I think that is quite simply for me. When i look at the abusiveness of that situation, it bothers me that people think it is romantic and that Belle should stay with him. And it seems pretty rude to say that you think this idea is funny.
Abusiveness is not funny, the only thing I felt was “funny” was the way I knew exactly how you would respond in a Belle/Rumple Relationship themed thread – that is all. I appreciate that everyone has their own perspective and take on things and personal experience can intensify anyone’s reaction, I respect that.
I think the main reason why Rumple’s reaction to what he believed was Belle’s betrayal didn’t trigger a red flag with me personally is because I took it simply as that — a reaction to a perceived betrayal. If Rumple’s behaviour was like this consistently towards Belle then I would have felt differently, but Rumple wasn’t consistently yelling and shaking her…so, for me this was a one-off. Abuse can be characterized by a repeating pattern of abusive behavior…I just don’t see a repeating pattern here.
Belle doesn’t seem to have a significant role at the moment, I think simply because her storyline in season 1 in SB has her locked up and this doesn’t give a character much possibility for development.
But, Belle is a STRONG heroine that is part of a very much loved and popular disney fairytale – so now that she is out and about I am sure the writers will have her grow to be a positive, strong female heroine. OUAT has been praised for its portrayal of strong, independent female heroines so I don’t foresee even a remote possibility that the writers would simply kill her off.
For me, Belle and Rumple are a joy to watch – as individual characters and as a couple. I really appreciate how the writers have interpreted this Beauty and The Beast story and have given it a fresh, new twist. I think we should just agree that we disagree on this.May 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm #148147butterscotchParticipant
My one main criticism with “Skin Deep” is, although she stated she’s been there months, that the story seemed rushed. This series seriously likes to drag stuff out and BAM! the whole story happens in one episode. I realize why they did it that way story wise. And it makes sense, but anothe part of me thinks it would have been more impactful if they had drug it out like Snow’s story.
I think the reason it seems so rushed is that they only had 40 something minutes for that episode. I heard that Skin Deep was 18 minutes over the time limit so they had to cut out some scenes.May 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm #148152celesstarrParticipant
I think the reason it seems so rushed is that they only had 40 something minutes for that episode. I heard that Skin Deep was 18 minutes over the time limit so they had to cut out some scenes.
Yes I agree, the writers are challenged on every episode to pack a much as they can into 40 minutes of viewing time and that is the reason why I don’t believe they have “filler” episodes or even “filler” scenes. Every scene counts and every character counts for the stories they are telling.
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