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09 January 2012 @ 11:21 pm
mmm.. chocolate  
Five drabbles should really not be this hard. Of course, I could've just left them, but that offends my sense of ENDLESS EDITING.

I feel like I should say STUFF about teevee. I have a post that was going to be brief about TVD, and then it turned really, really long, so apparently I have words! WHO KNEW??? Anyway that'll go up tomorrow.

In the meantime, how about my happyfuntimes fandom?

LOL, Brad Dourif. Let's see, when you see his name in the credits you totally expect a stable good guy right? I know I do. (not helped by Mark Reads doing LotR right now, so obv I'm looking at him going "hey Grima, long time no see, I'm sure you are really a very nice person!" right.

Let's get the little squee moment out of the way: MM and David talked! YAY. MOAR.

never has there been a more perfect use for CRICKETS for a silent audience. I think I sprained something!

I do think Rumple's story might have benefited from being spread out a little more - the "MWAHAHHAHAH EVIL" seemed rushed. But it was about time we got a story about him and where he comes from, and how he got power. It was lovely to see Carlyle play sympathetic before Grima Wormtongue took advantage of his desperation. Still curious about how this ties into his child-taking thing.

I am all curious about how long ago that was versus the rest of Fairy Tale Land. I may be assuming a lot, but I had the feeling it was a long time ago. OGRE WARS. tell me moar.

ooh, and though I'm a bit tired of Regina vs Emma, I did love Regina's confrontation with Gold. They play off each other so well.

Sad to think that such a good father eventually ends up a man (creature?) willing to steal other people's children, and a gentle soul turns into an evil manipulative bastard. At least Regina's still human in her badness.

In news that makes me lol, today, at the TCAs, they announced that AMC is going to have "The Walking Dead" instead of the planned "Killing" panel. yep, there's some courage right there. You'd think, given they're already filming S.2 for The Killing, they'd want to come in and reassure all the t.v. critics that they know what they're doing. I'm sure they're all WAY TOO BUSY.

I saw a new PofI ad during football yesterday and I was struck by the HAWT. no new footage, but I don't know, it was unfilicious. I think I'll blame Yuletide and having to get into everyone's head more.
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lizardbeth: ouat  snow-jameslizardbeth_j on January 10th, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
hee, yes, that was good, too! a couple of good Espenson zingers in the ep.

I don't generally care about knowing the guest cast, but certainly that one I was WAITING for him to show up and be wacky and/or evil...
mrsdrjackson: Fangirl - Ginny Weasly - HPmrsdrjackson on January 10th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
Grima! I hissed at the tv when he appeared, and my OUAT watching companion thought I had lost my mind lol.

I've made the same assumption regarding the timeline for Rumplestilskin's conversion to Evil. His child stealing thing probably stems from the fact that (and this is all conjecture) his son gets traumatized by watching him kill a bunch of guards and leaves anyway. So his evil was all for naught and he still loses his child. Since he is now Evil and Crazy to boot, he spends his power bringing misery to others and trying to find a child to protect.

Can you tell I have FEELINGS about this character? :P
lizardbeth: ouat  snow-jameslizardbeth_j on January 10th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)

I just wonder because they were taking the kids/teens away for the war, but I wasn't altogether convinced there was a war and not just getting killed to feed the Dark One's power. it just seems a little oddly connected. Maybe it's just meant to be thematic, and show how far he falls, but it occurred to me that there could be some actual sacrificial magic thing going on. And maybe Rumple is 'doing a kindness' doing it with babies since then their parents are 'spared' later. Or something like that.

Or what you said instead. Which makes more sense, but you know, I have to make everything complicated. :)
mrsdrjackson: Fangirl - Ginny Weasly - HPmrsdrjackson on January 10th, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)

Huh. Okay that hadn't occured to me. It makes sense though. Complicated sense, but it is there. :P Because Rumple was very certain he was going to lose his son forever. And he was either very paranoid about him dying in battle OR he knew/felt that there was something shady going on.
noybusiness: Starbucknoybusiness on January 10th, 2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
It was, at least, before Jiminy's backstory, which was long enough before the Dark Curse for Geppetto to grow from a boy to an old man. With Rumpy's immortality, it could have been long before that.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 10th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
yeah, I'm thinking maybe a really, REALLY long time ago. Like hundreds of years since the place felt very different. But it's hard to tell with the geography of FairyTaleLand so ... squishy - maybe it was not long before Jiminy's story, but in a different place.

If I worked on this show, I would HAVE to make a map. (and then I would show it to me, cuz I really want one)
mrsdrjackson: Fangirl - Ginny Weasly - HPmrsdrjackson on January 10th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
MAP. YES. Dear gods that would be helpful.
ellestraellestra on January 11th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
I knew at the moment old beggar explained how the power works how it will end. How would he know all the details otherwise? I figure the power consumes whoever has it. It also gives them immortality until someone else takes up the curse (pretty common motif in tales). So probably he has watched all his family and everyone he knew die anyway. It can drive one bitter and insane over time. In a way he is better off as Gold.

I still want to know why he was digging in the wood.

Gold and Regina confrontations are fun (because there is always that doubt underneath that he knows and therefore is only real opponent). And I like that there are two major power centres in the town and they are both evil.