why do you think people like to romanticize pain in the show???
Because stoicism doesn’t sell, Anon. Consider who has more fans:
Spoiler— it’s the sadistic, self-loathing sparkly imp in the leather jerkin, because we see him suffer and our empathy goes into overdrive. Even Mulan leaks the old saline to garner audience identification, and she’s pretty hardcore.
Still not over this scene— it’s called a threesome, idiots
I doubt OUAT would be as much fun if everyone sat around and made logical, rational decisions based on the common good, instead of having characters cry and flip out and have tearful reunions in life-and-death situations. In fact, the characters who DON’T emote to the rafters are universally distrusted.
Looking at you, Blue Fairy!
Of course, some pain is more relatable than others— which is why some people are willing to overlook Hook’s heart-snatching, peasant-torturing, amnesia-via-bullet past because that’s physical pain you’re unlikely to encounter in everyday life, but will side-eye Neal forever because being dumped SUCKS. Likewise, the brilliance of Regina is that she’s running around trying to blow up the town, but we see her sitting all alone at Granny’s diner during a party and her fans shout WHY DOESN’T ANYBODY SAY HELLO I MEAN WHERE ARE YOUR MANNERS PEOPLE MY GOD?
Emily Post was missing a section on Small Talk For People You’ve Cursed for 28 Years
I don’t think anybody would like to actually BE an OUAT character, with all the constant pain, misery, separation from loved ones, and falling down portals that entails— but it’s sure fun to watch! Part of the reason I love this show is because it’s so off-the-wall nutters.
Hello, I’m a 40-year-old-going-on-400-year-old-going-on-15-year-old manipulating my 300-year-old son to try and rip the heart out of my great-grandson— how are you?
In real life, emphasizing emotions over logic will only lead to bad decisions and over-consumption of chocolate. But in fiction? Bring it on! Just make sure you don’t try and act like your faves in real life, okay?
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You’re on a roll today, Screwball xD
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