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My Thoughts on “Spoilers”

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I may tick people off when it comes to this, but I don’t really care. I am kind of irritated.

I know that when a new episode of my favorite TV Show, a new book to my favorite series, or a sequel to a movie I enjoyed has come out. I know there will be this crazy thing that will pop up on the internet called spoilers.

I also know that if I start getting into a series that has been around for a while there will be lots of fansites on the internet that could possibly spoil it for me. As a result I don’t go looking for it till I have caught up. I am okay with that.

And if a series is older than 10 years I shouldn’t have to post spoilers in the title. I shouldn’t have to post spoilers in the article at all.

But apparently on reddit you have to .

Even if the series is 16 years old….

You can click here to see for yourself. 

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Really come on now.

When I am getting into a series and I know it is old; I don’t go looking online. If I do, I know I am doing it at my own risk. If I am just getting into a series that is brand new, if a new episode has come, out and I haven’t seen it yet; I will avoid those websites in the meantime until I have seen the episode. It is a lot easier to do than you think.

I have missed a lot concerning Once Upon A Time lately. Due to my facebook feed all I know is that the Wicked Witch is involved. That is it. I don’t know anything about it.

When I have missed new episodes from Doctor Who, Once Upon A Time, Sleep Hollow, Game of Thrones, etc. you know what I do? I do this amazing thing called don’t look and don’t search for it. I don’t go looking for things on tumblr, pinterest, etc. If something pops up while I’m on there I do this amazing thing where I ignore it. I don’t read it, I just click away from it.

I know crazy right.

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Now when I am talking among friends in person I have more discretion because well even if they cover their ears there is not much they can do about it. Instead I talk privately about with the friends who are in the know or I ask if that person cares if I spoil it for them.

Most of them don’t, a few do. It’s cool.

What happens if what happened on the internet happened in the real world, where people actually interact face to face.

I am in a bookstore or cafe talking about a new episode with friends. It is just a conversation between the two of us. All of a sudden someone comes up to me and says ‘you just spoiled that episode for me!’ You should have said spoilers!’ ‘I wasn’t talking to you though and you didn’t have to listen in’, I say. ‘Still though you can’t go around talking about it and spoiling for everyone,’ says whiny fan(girl/boy).

See how ridiculous that is?

In all honestly though I don’t know what is so hard about not looking for information related to your fandom. My father does it all the time. I do it all the time, and so does my mother. We are all Geeks. If they sees any article related to TV Shows and yes even movies that they are interested in, they will do this crazy thing where they ignores it and they don’t read and or watch youtube videos online, or look up anything related, unless they don’t care. Which sometimes they don’t.

I do the exact same thing. I don’t fanboy/fangirl rage at someone for spoiling something, especially since, I went looking at the topic in relation to said fandom in the first place. I can understand it may be a little more “difficult” when you are subscribed and or following that person. Usually the titles though are a pretty good giveaway of what they are talking about. I follow so many geek related sites and I have yet to have the entire episode of Game of Thrones spoiled for me. It has only happened once. Once!

Big example. I have’t seen the current season of Game of Thrones. I accidentally saw something about the purple wedding and I only know that…..

SPOILER ALERT

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You have been warned

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Are you sure you want to go further

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Fine I am not responsible….

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SOMEONE DIES

Honestly that shouldn’t be a surprise to:

  • those who have read the books
  • those who have watched the season so far
  • those who know that George R.R. Martin loves killing people more so than Moffat.
    (Imagine if they did an episode together…)

OH the Horrors!

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I am not against warning people about spoiler related things, but there is a limit. Here is what I will post spoilers on…

I will still post spoilers on things that are:

  • The episode just aired
  • New books in a series that just came out
  • Movie sequel just came out
  • you get the idea….

But I won’t post spoilers on:

  • Movies (especially if the movie is based on a book- sorry I am no sorry- that is not happening)
  • Movies that have been in existence for more than a year
  • Book series that have been out longer than a year
  • New Bestselling Books (have to be about a year old)
  • TV Shows that are over in general
  • TV Shows Season that are over (like once the 4th Season of Game of Thrones is over- all bets are off)
  • Games- this just won’t happen

That is my stance because frankly if I have to put a spoiler alert on every single thing I am posting, it will take way too much time. And that is a little overkill.

So be warned anytime you see anything fandom related on my page. You have been warned.

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Online Quizzes:What Once Upon A Time Character Are You?

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I am kind of disappointed. He is my least favorite character on the show.

My favorite characters are Regina, Belle, and Rumpelstiltskin. I also love Belle and Rumpelstiltskin as a couple.

Who is your favorite character? What results did you get? Let me know in the comments below!

What I Ship.

If you have read my other two blog posts here and here.

Here are the list of the ships that I ship:

  1. Marcus & Ivanova
  2. Sherlolly -Molly & Sherlock
  3. Johnlock- John & Sherlock
  4. Thilbo- Thorin & Bilbo
  5. Dramione- Draco & Hermione
  6. Drarry- Draco & Harry
  7. Nuna- Luna and Neville
  8. Harry and Luna
  9. Harmione- Harry and Hermione
  10. Snape and Hermione
  11. Fremione- Fred & Hermione
  12. Captain Swan- Emma Swan & Captain Swan
  13. Rumbelle- Rumplestilskin & Belle
  14. Kiliel- Kili & Tauriel
  15. Legolas and Aragon
  16. Aragon and Eowyn
  17. Jared and Sarah (Labyrinth)
  18. Frodo and Sam
  19. Eowyn and Faramir
  20. Elsa and Jackfrost
  21. 9th Doctor and Rose
  22. Anna and Kristoff
  23. Rose and Jack (Titanic- I prefer happy endings)
  24. Katniss and Peeta
  25. Fionna and Marshall Lee
  26. Tamaki and Haruhi (Ouran High School Host Club)
  27. Hikaru and Haruhi
  28. Kaoru and Haruhi

So these are all my ships up to date. What do you ship?

All the Ships

If you have read my post on fanfiction, you know I read and enjoy good fanfiction. I like everything from adventure to the fantastic, however I prefer to read fanfictions that have a little romance.

For those that are new to fanficiton and have never read it before you may or may not have heard the term “ship.” No, we are not talking the the kind that Captain Jack Sparrow commandeered, we are talking about different kind of  ship.

ship fanfiction It is common in fandoms that people will have different ships. You will usually see people combining the two characters ships like for example Draco and Hermoine from Harry Potter fans combine the two and the pairing is called Dramione.

This happens in every geeky and non geeky fandom that exisits. Usually people only ship fictional characters, however I have noticed people have started shipping real individuals. I heard this from a friend who is into One Direction that apparently they ship the band members with other band members?

And creepy. I personally don’t approve of shipping real people. I think that is just strange.

I didn’t believe her so I began to investigate the One Dieection fan sites and can I say that is weird. Not only is that creepy you are affecting their actual lives. Just stop.

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Seriously, though I have shipped before I knew shipping existed. I will post about that later.

Also another term that is related to shipping is OTP which stands for One True Pair. It is a fandom thing and a person’s OTP usually changes.

If you want to know all the people I ship there will be a list. Yes, I have a list.

My top 12 (I have more, but that would take a really long time ):

  1. Marcus & Ivanova
  2. Sherlolly -Molly & Sherlock
  3. Johnlock- John & Sherlock
  4. Thilbo- Thorin & Bilbo
  5. Dramione- Draco & Hermione
  6. Drarry- Draco & Harry
  7. Nuna- Luna and Neville
  8. Harmione- Harry and Hermione
  9. Fremione- Fred & Hermione
  10. Captain Swan- Emma Swan & Captain Swan
  11. Rumbelle- Rumplestilskin & Belle
  12. Kiliel- Kili & Tauriel

Why Do I Ship?

It’s fun. I enjoy the idea of happy relationships, second chances, and the whole “what if” is really cool to think about. Also if I’m not happy with how a story is going so I just rewrite it or I read fanficiton that someone else has written.

Do you read fanfiction? Do you ship? Who do you ship?

Peter Pan, a Boy without a Conscience?

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I won’t give a huge summary of what happened from each episode from Season 3 of Once Upon A Time. No, I will be focusing on a very interesting character. Peter Pan. My thoughts may seem slightly scattered, just imagine it however as those cluster charts.

***WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD***

Many people have been upset with the fact that the beloved Peter Pan they knew from the childhood has become psychotic. Personally I’m excited about this. A Character that wasn’t truly good or truly bad has become a villain. I love villains (in books & movies- not in real life).  We were first introduced to him in the last episode of Season 2 “Straight Until Morning.”  Well his shadow and the fact that he exists. We really didn’t get to see him till the first episode of  Season 3. I was actually surprised about that, I was expecting to wait a little longer. Oh, who else was freaked out with Peter’s glowing eyes from the shadow?

Peter’s Shadow?

When I watched the first episode. I flipped out of my mind. Why? Peter. I, of course knew right away that Greg and Tamara both would die. I mean the last episode of Season 2 gave it away. Once we knew Pan was looking for Henry. Peter Pan tricking two normals that hate magic into stealing Henry. It just sounds too much like Pan for him to not do that.

Interesting thing that shocked me was Peter’s Shadow. It has the power to steal other shadows and when he does, they die. Greg was killed in this manner in episode 1. In episode 2 we see Rumpelstiltskin cut off his shadow and it took a metaphysical form and was able to take commands. Seems like an extreme measure. But as we learn, even he fears Pan.  Also Rumplestilskin cut off his shadow and didn’t die. Peter pan’s shadow is separate from him and he is still alive. Yet, why did Greg die?

Now from the moment when Greg’s shadow was taken, he became pale and lifeless. He was dead. Yes, there have been theories saying that Greg is not really dead and it’s only because Pan’s shadow has Greg’s shadow that he is in a empty shell like state (kind of like the Dementor’s kiss, but with stealing shadows). Interesting theory. Part of me is on the fence about it.

I will get to both issues later.

I think what Rumpelstiltskin did to his soul is the same thing that Pan did. That’s right, he cut off his own shadow and may have an army of shadows at his disposal. Why? Simple to be powerful. To have control. To not die.

“But, how is that possible? If they did it to themselves, they would be dead.”

We have seen people & heard people take out their own hearts and others and they are still kicking. Cora took her own heart and she was fine. This is Once Upon A Time and they are in Neverland. Anything is possible, remember that.

Now back to Rumpelstiltskin. He doesn’t fear anyone because he has power.  The Evil Queen doesn’t scare him. Cora wasn’t an issue (he loved her at one point). Only Love has scared/fascinated him so far. No villain we have seen has scared Rumple since he has become the Dark One. And yet the Dark One fears Pan. Why?

What can we gather from this?

  1. Rumpelstiltskin has met Pan before.
  2. He has been to Neverland before and knows how it works.
  3. Peter Pan has to be really powerful.
  4. Peter Pan is more ruthless and heartless than the Dark One, Cora, and Regina. Yikes!

Where Did Rumpelstiltskin and Pan Meet?

When I saw the first episode, I was expecting the storyline between Pan and Rumple to be along the lines that through Rumples travels he met Pan and they had this huge fight. Possibly met Pan through meeting Hook.

That theory got blown out of the water in the second episode.

As soon as I heard that Rumplestilskin was abandoned by his father. I knew.

Rumple had been a Lost Boy! 

Now I can hear what you are saying, “But Pan never lets anyone leave!” “Once you are with Peter, you are with him for life.”  Makes him sound like a controlling psycho boyfriend, huh?  Guess what you are all forgetting one thing, Baelfire. He was taken to Neverland by Peter ‘s Shadow.  And he was able to get out of there somehow. It may have taken a long time, like 100 years or so, but hey he still got out of there.

If Baelfire was able to do it. Rumple would have been able to do it as well. Like Father like son.

I also have another theory in case he was not a Lost Boy, but that is the theory I prefer.

Shadow = Soul?

In old fairy tales the soul and shadow were connected a lot. There has been a theory floating around about the fact that when Peter Pan’s shadow takes someone else shadow/soul he gains control over them.  Have his own personal army that would be pretty hard to kill, since its not completely alive.

Part of me wants to appreciate the theory that Greg is not dead/is in some form of limbo. However, I do think he is dead. He has served his purpose as a character and to drag him out at this point would be unnecessary.

Peter Pan, the boy.

He is a mystery. If he has been around since Rumpelstiltskin was a child abandoned by his father, he has to be old (even if Rumple wasn’t a boy when they met, Peter still has to be pretty old).  Also the fact that he doesn’t mind have his shadow steal children for his own army, he doesn’t care if people die, and it doesn’t faze him that he is hurting others. It’s all part of his plan. His game.

Doesn’t this remind you of someone?

Cora

Cora

That’s right. He reminds me of Cora. He will do whatever he takes to be powerful and to forget. Remember in the original Peter Pan story, he was abandoned by his parents. He too was an orphan. We see the orphan/abandonment theme a lot so far in this season and its only episode 2! Henry was abandoned by Emma. Emma was abandoned by Snow and Charming. Baelfire was abandoned by Rumple. Rumple was abandoned by his father. Pinnochio (who yes has not appeared, still helps makes the abandonment point) was left by his father. Mad Hatter’s daughter also abandoned in a way, she was left with another family, “abandoned.

In this series, a lot of people have been abandoned, left behind, orphaned. Whether it is physical by putting them into a magical wardrobe or its emotional/mental when there father is drinking away and not being there for his daughter, Cora. For those that don’t remember we see him in like 1 episode and he is drunk and we get the impression that this is not the first time. He is probably an alcoholic and hasn’t been there for his child.

As a result we are getting interesting view points on how each character reacts to being abandoned.

Recap

  1. Peter was abandoned. An Orphan
  2. Peter is ruthless
  3. Peter is feared by the Dark One.
  4. Peter likes playing Games
  5. Peter’s shadow steals children.
  6. Peter creepily reminds me of Cora

Peter has no heart.  Peter has no soul. 

My reasoning for this Peter Pan was abandoned. He felt hurt and unloved. He soon realized. Love makes you weak and we all know the worst thing for a boy is to look weak. It’s part of the culture. So, he somehow learned to take out his own heart and keep it locked away.  And to prevent him from being killed by another (or another way to take control and be strong), he also ripped off his own shadow, his soul.

This leads to another question. How did he learn to do this? I have 2 answers for that.

It was either Cora or Rumplestilskin (this is if Rumple was not a lost boy, although its possible he could have gone back to Peter since he knew how to find him). Cora seems just as heartless and I’m not sure what her motivations would be to be honest with helping Peter out, not without it benefiting her. But with Rumple, he would do it for a price of course. Maybe to find Baelfire. After all Peter goes after those that had been abandoned. It’s possible he could have asked for help with finding Bae.

Back to the issue of abandonment. Abandonment is a painful thing. We see Peter mention this fact to Emma in the second episode. Henry, Emma, Rumple, and Baelfire haven’t really come to terms with being abandoned. He almost seems to throw it in their face and mock them about it. He is not empathetic about it at all. He could see their desire to be loved as weak. Which could help explain his comment to Emma, “You’ve got fire. I like fire.” She is not weak, despite being abandoned, in Pan’s eyes. Especially if you compare how she has lived in comparison to Rumple and Baelfire. Both who have gone down paths that are not so good. She turned her life around. Granted, she still needs to forgive her family, but if she has that same spirit so does Henry and he was abandoned too….

Just wait. I’m getting there.

His soul and heart not being there would also explain why pixie dust doesn’t work anymore, which means it used to, so what could have changed? Maybe at one point he ripped out his own heart and cut off his soul/shadow. You need to have a heart & soul to believe in good, wonder and magic. After all death/lack of soul/ darkness/lack of life vs good/blind faith/hope (think Regina vs Snow White here). Emma is the daughter of Snow White. Henry is the grandson of Snow.

The Heart of the Truest Believer

Peter Pan intends to steal Henry’s heart. The title of the first episode of the 3rd Season is a dead giveaway. After all hearts, believing, and spirit (aka soul) is a huge theme that reappears throughout the series.   He has the same fire as Emma and the same belief that snow has. The whole “anything is possible if you just believe” mentality.  We saw the pixie dust immediately work and we saw not only Pan’s face, but the faces of the other Lost Boys. All Impressed.  So I wouldn’t be surprised if Pan doesn’t try to take Henry’s heart. And it would be something new we haven’t seen. We have never seen someone put a heart back into themselves.

After all Neverland runs on belief and Henry is full of it.

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