Thursday, March 28, 2013

That Cursed Aging Thing Strikes Again

While we were in nursery last year there was one little girl (we'll go with calling her Estelle) who was especially clingy, and she got very attached to me.  So much so that she would attempt to climb up me like a kitten if I didn't pick her up as soon as she came in and generally speaking I'd spend the whole first hour holding her, and then she'd play after snack time.  As I understand it things didn't go well after I got moved to Primary. (and then there was the kid who wouldn't go because Luke wasn't there . . . I guess there actually is a group we're popular with!)

Anyway.  She's a Sunbeam now and still gets excited when she sees me.  To the point that this past Sunday about halfway through sacrament meeting she ran back a couple of pews to sit on my lap.  Which was fine with me and I imagine her mom appreciated the break - she's very . . . energetic, shall we say.  Pretty soon after (Estelle) sort of just materialized in my lap one of her classmates came running back too.  Things looked like they were going to get really interesting for a minute, but (Brooke) just gave her a hug and said "hi (Estelle)!  I love you!" and went back to her family after just a few moments.  At which point (Estelle) turned back to me and told me all about how that was her friend.

It was seriously the sweetest thing I've seen in a long time.  These two scarcely played together in nursery last year, and I don't think they see each other except for Sunday.  But they spend two hours a week in the same room and that's all it takes to be bosom friends like Anne and Diana.  (judging you if you had to click that link, lol)

I wish friendship in adulthood worked the same way as friendship between three-year-olds.  Where mere proximity means you're as good as family.  All it takes is the same favorite color to forge an unbreakable bond.  None of this peacocking around trying to impress people, or worrying about saying the right thing.  Maybe you forget the other person exists when you're not together, but there's no wondering if you're actually wanted there when you're together.  No gossip, no nastiness, no secrets, no Mean Girls-style manipulation behind the scenes.  Three-year-old friendship is friendship in its purest form.

I mean, I know it's an overly simplistic view of things, and that life gets complicated, and that some people "just don't click," whatever that means (because I swear it's something different to everyone who uses it).  But I still wish we could hold on to some of the simpler, less complicated ways of looking at things we all used to have.  It might not bring about world peace but there would definitely be a lot fewer lonely people sitting in corners wondering what went wrong.  I can't help but think that most people would be happier.

Anyway . . . that's what's been on my mind this week.  Good thing spring break is next week - bring on the thoughtlessness!

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We totally should have done this a few years ago.  Mostly because my dad would have reacted the exact same way.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Once Upon the Crappiest Writing on the Planet Ever Known to Man but I Shouldn't Rant in the Title and Spoil Things

Previously we discovered that villain is a hero who's story hasn't been told.  Cora's was told, demonstrating that some are born villains, some achieve villain-hood, and some have villainy thrust upon them.  Pretty clear which one was born a villain, but I'm thinking Regina and Rumplilocks are still battling it out for the other two positions.

~ I could go for a trip to Phuket right now.

~ Oh baby, I'm so glad August is back!!!

~ HENRY CALLED HIM GRAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TEN POINTS TO HENRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ Can the episode end right here?  I'm terribly worried that that was the high point.

~ Crop of beans already?  Wow.  Magic beans indeed.

~ Hey look, Granny's inn still exists.  Good to know.

~ Was that a Disney shoutout? The theme park thing?  Rule #6?

~ Yes Neal, we are all connected in the great circle of life.  (another rule #6?)

~ And if they find a role for James Earl Jones on this show it will make my life.

~ There is the Star Wars connection you know . . . sort of . . .

~ Wooden August is creepy looking.

~ So . . . Hong Kong is the nearest place to Phuket with a hospital . . . ?

~ That was unpleasant to watch.

~ Is it the great stone dragon?

~ Wooden August is just getting creepier by the second.

~ We were all hoping August . . . TEAM EMMOCHIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ Yeah . . . some of us are still hoping.

~ They have a cute story.  I am now officially Team Teal too.

~ Mostly because that way they won't mess with Team Emmochio.

~ But also because that's a cute story.

~ Has it occured to anyone else that this place they call the Enchanted Forest didn't actually seem to be all that enchanted?  Like, sure there's magic and stuff, but it's not the forest doing the magic.

~ Well that went . . . actually, not that much worse than I expected.

~ Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . that's slightly not the story Tamara just told . . .

~ Of course that's also not Neal . . . but that really threw me.  Seriously, do we really need another connection in Henry's family tree?

~ Car crash dude has got to be so weirded out by the part where Regina hasn't aged since the last time he saw her.

~ Bra'tac!!!!!  Hi Bra'tac!!!!!

~ Kayla, your crooked blinds comment?  Spot freaking on.

~ Okay, I can see him seeing what's wrong but how would he know that he's talking to Pinocchio?

~ Those conditions are gonna have to count as a rule #3.  Drink!

~ Well obviously that's not a very good guarantee.

~ Cancer is so prosaic for this show.  You'd think they would have gone more creative.

~ Yeah, saw that coming.

~ Awkward.

~ Speaking of which . . . apparently we should be asking how she's still alive?

~ That thing glows suspiciously like a pulled out heart.  That can't be good.

~ Dude, he's running better just holding it.

~ Or not.

~ So now we see why Tamara's alive . . .

~ Wait, what?  how does August leaving help Tamara?

~ Seriously, that makes no sense.

~ DON'T FREAKING DO IT AUGUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WHAT THE CRAP IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

~ Wow.  I kind of wasn't expecting Regina to figure out who he was.

~ Told you we'd see that keychain thing again.  Didn't think it would be so soon though.

~ Juice cleanse?  Really?

~ Liar.

~ No it's not.

~ Dude, this is just cruel.  Bra'tac is going to get there and August will be gone.

~ Ummmmmmmmmm . . . awkward.  But props for finally coming clean, Bra'tac.

~ Wow.  Did NOT see that coming.  Maybe there's more to that black heart thing than we thought.


~ Also, I am no longer Team Teal.  Tamara sucks.

~ Yes you did.  You totally stole it.  Because you suck.

~ Holy Great Stone Dragon.


~ Good call August.  About time you made one this season.

~ How the crap did she know where he was?

~ What do you want to bet Tamara and Regina team up?

~ Ummmmm . . . since when can you electrocute wood?  Logic fail.

~ Poor Bra'tac.

~ See?  SEE?!?!  TEAM EMMOCCHIO!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ WHAT DID THAT WITCH DO TO MY HOT AUGUST?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

~ I refuse to believe that he is permanently dead.

~ Again, Henry is the genius.  So Fairy Nun, turn him back on already.

~ OH.  NO.  YOU.  DIDN'T.

~ NO.

~ NO.

~ NO.

~ NO.

~ NO.

~ I am so not okay with this.  On every conceivable level and a few inconceivable ones.


~ Still want to know how August knew who Neal was to begin with.

~ I may hate her more than Cora.

~ At least David is still hot.

~ And ALIVE.

~ Because Pinocchio may be alive, but August sure isn't.

~ If Charming wants to go back so badly why is he always calling her Mary Margaret instead of Snow?

~ Well the internet called that particular twist about a year ago.

~ Just when you think you couldn't hate someone more . . .

~ THREE FREAKING WEEKS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

~ AND IT'S NOT EVEN A REAL EPISODE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

~ I DON'T WANT ROBIN HOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ I WANT AUGUST BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I refuse to believe that the Pinocchio anti-aging juice cleanse is permanent.  They'll perform a sitcom-age-the-baby-between-seasons spell on him and he'll be back to normal.  Seriously, what has happened to this show?  It was so awesome last year, and it started out so well this season but it's just . . . done a deeper nose dive than a skydiver.

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Definitely need something to cheer us all up after that pile of pile.  Good thing I literally start laughing just thinking of this one.  Literally.  For the entire past week.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Once Upon an Origin

Previously: Cora died, Rumplilocks lived, Henry's family tree is starting to look like that of a Spanish Hapsburg, and it's really nice to be watching this show before needing to turn the lights on.

~ Star Wars shout out to start us up?  I'm in!

~ Wait . . . Star Wars shout out . . . is that kid Car Accident Guy?  This is clearly not the present . . .

~ Yeah, let's go with electrical storm.

~ Hello, Smoke Monster.

~ Dude, is Storybrooke going to land on top of them?  Because that would suck.

~ Maine has boonies?

~ But if they're not FTL people how were they able to walk into town?

~ Hello Sheriff HOT.  Missed you muchly.

~ Nice opening credit thingy.

~ If I were Regina and had had her FTL wardrobe, I would have provided myself better clothes in Storybrooke.

~ BRA'TAC!!!  YAY!!!!!!


~ So Snow's class made birdcages every single day?  I'll bet that was really rough on Henry when he hit fifth grade.  No wonder he was in therapy for being "crazy."

~ Rule #1 drink!  I think this shall be quite the . . . er . . . not dry episode.

~ Oh, now that's just cruel.  Which I suppose is her point.

~ Yes it does Regina.  That uniform looks fabulous on that sheriff.  But your and Graham's relationship is still utterly creepy and fifty shades of wrong.

~ Awww, sad moment for Bra'tac.

~ On that note:

~ Oh, I think we all know what happens when Regina feels threatened.

~ Still don't get why Cora wasn't a queen, btw.

~ Awww, Rumplilocks roses for Cora.  That guy just can't win.

~ Because one moment of anger is totally worse than going after a person for, like, fifty years, REGINA!

~ Should that count as a rule #2?

~ So basically Regina just wants to be the modern SuperMom?

~ Did they really expect him not to see through that?

~ Good reasons, Rumplilocks.  Both.

~ I get the feeling that kid is not going to survive this episode.  Unless he is Car Accident Guy.

~ How is the mechanic going to get parts for their car?  From, like, not Storybrooke?

~ Okay, now that reeks of Chekov's Gun.  What do you want to bet Regina still has that thing?

~ Aww, Snow's been visiting since Day 2!

~ If I were Regina I'd be kind of freaked out by that fact.  I mean, she was surprised that she successfully cast the curse, why isn't she worried that there might be a hole in it or something and if Snow shows up enough she'll figure out just who Mr. John Doe is and break the whole thing?  I mean, Regina doesn't know what Rumplilocks said about Emma being the savior way back before she cast it.

~ I never pictured the town quite so Groundhog Day-ish.  I mean, sure, time doesn't pass but they don't have to do the exact same thing every time.

~ Now this shall be interesting.  We finally get to see just how much Gold remembered of Rumplilocks.

~ And it appears not much.

~ And now we see why she got Henry in the first place . . .

~ I totally would have started wearing the FTL clothes once the curse was broken, for the record.  If I were Regina.

~ Clearly Emma has either read Harry Potter or watched Aladdin.  Guessing the latter, considering the show, lol.

~ Always with the needing the heart thing.

~ What happened to them Henry?  This is the second act of Into the Woods, kid.  Things aren't pretty after happily ever after.

~ I'm going to be singing those songs the rest of the night now.

~ So is lasagna the only thing Regina knows how to make?  Or learned how to make in 28 years . . . as the case may be?

~ Wait, what?  Wouldn't they notice pretty quickly that everyone else is a robot?

~ Bet we just saw why Car Accident Guy came back.

~ Not a bad idea, Henry.  But can it be done?

~ Dude, he's in the bathroom making a break for it.


~ Good point, Emma.  How did Neal fall for that?

~ Can't take a heart with gloves on?

~ That snort totally meant "you want to make a bet?"

~ Now that's the evil queen we're used to seeing.

~ Wait, how did he know to come to her office?  That heart control thing is more effecive than I thought.

~ All he has to do is knock the box over to turn Graham off?  Weird.

~ Dude, he's so trying to find his old campsite.

~ Would dynamite get rid of magic?

~ I guess if you blew up the well it might . . .

~ Wait, Car Accident Guy has a different name than Campsite Kid.  Not that that necessarily means anything on this show . . .

~ One does not watch this show expecting high speed car chases.

~ Yeah, this is the demented witch side of the evil queen we're getting this week.  It's kind of awesome.  The casting on this show is seriously brilliant.

~ Deja vu much?

~ Yeah, that's going to help your cause Regina.

~ Pay for what?  For 2 seconds of getting mad at you for trying to kill her since she was ten?

~ Henry is totally the friar from Romeo and Juliet right here.

~ What do you want to bet she didn't actually destroy that spell?  She proably just made it stronger.

~ I wish Regina would stop expecting one nice thing to make up for all the evil things.  Seriously, why is she surprised when they still don't trust her after all she does is show up with a lasagna.  Show up five or six times, and then they'll talk, dearie.

~ That low calorie Sprite or whatever commercial is seriously one of the weirdest ones I've ever seen.  And let's be honest, we've all seen some pretty weird commercials.

~ Does it count as a rule #1 drink if a Charming doesn't say it?

~ Oh, who are we kidding, he's probably going to turn out to be related.

~ Famous last words, Rumplilocks.  She'll be back.

~ The saddest part is you can tell Rumplilocks doesn't believe it.

~ I'm with Regina.  What?

~ It hasn't cost Regina a thing, Snow.  At least not anything that wasn't her fault.

~ See?

~ Wow, that's twisted.

~ I KNEW CAMPSITE KID WAS CAR ACCIDENT GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ CALLED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ Place your bets now, is Tamara a FTL person or no? (the main theories are Tink or Wendy)

~ IS THAT AN AUGUST I SEE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

~ IS PINNOCHIO REALLY BACK?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

~ IS IT NEXT WEEK YET?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!

~ Well . . . that sounded rather like I was teasing the next episode of a really trashy soap opera.  Tune in next week for the wedding of Luke and Laura!

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In other news, this movie looks terribly bad enough to be Troll 2 good.  (and take note of the part where it was made THIS YEAR.  Oy.)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

So That's Over

I severed ties with someone recently.  Well . . . as much as unfriending someone on facebook counts as severing ties when you didn't really have any other ties to begin with.  It was something that needed to be done . . . something that should have been done a while ago, and I've known it all along . . . but when it came down to actually doing it . . . let's just say it took one of those pesky final straws to get me there.

I don't regret it, but it's left me thinking.  About everything from friendship vs. facebook friends to the part where I'm feeling a little lost this year without having some big goal like I have for the last couple of years - even if one was only to read 150 books in a year.  It was a little thing in the grand scheme of all the things, but it was a thing.  And so far this year I've just been all kind of "what shall I do?" and I just . . . don't . . . know.

Anyway.  It's so interesting to go through your list of friends every so often.  Luke recently went through his, finding dozens of people he wasn't even sure he knew.  Of course, he joined facebook when you had to have a .edu address to join so it was all new and exclusive(ish) and classmates were adding everyone in the massive Intro to Whatever 101 because they could.  Fast forward the better part of a decade and you have a bunch of meaningless names you've never actually spoken to in real life, much less interacted with on facebook.  The ones who wouldn't recognize your name or care if facebook did notify people when you unfriended them.  I never used my school email, so I couldn't join until it opened up to everyone - and one would think that that little delay would lead to more logical friending.  But no.  Going back to the original situation, I really did know from the start that this was a friend request that I should not have accepted.  And accepted anyway.  And wondered several times since what the heck I was thinking but just never hit that final button until a little while ago.

It's not quite a relief - we could have truly been friends in different circumstances.  At least, I like to think so.  But at the same time it's so nice to have that knowledge in the back of my mind that I don't have to hold my breath and hope they don't pop up on my feed or comment on something I post.  While I do wish it hadn't had to play out the way it did, I'm pretty sure I always knew it was inevitable.

So the thing I'm wondering now is - am I supposed to be feeling mature and accomplished for recognizing the reality of things and taking the best action for the situation?  Or wistful about crossed wires that could have made a great neon light display had they just connected correctly in the beginning?

If pictures are worth 1000 words I'm pretty sure this entire post can be summed up thusly:

Just another reason this whole being-a-grown-up thing kinda sucks.

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Perhaps I shall do another grown-up thing and learn physics.  Does it still count if it's kitten physics?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Once Upon No Real Surprises

Previously . . . we had a week of dramatic looking previews and they better deliver, and they better deliver right.

~ So are they trying to make Cora a sympathetic character too?  Because all I saw with that little interchange was that she was always a beast.

~ Is that Eva who tripped her?  Sounds like she has quite a transformation story for us to see eventually.

~ Why did they spell it Eva if it's pronounced Ava?

~ Yeah, even with that I'm not feeling sorry for Cora.

~ Sadly, that little "Indeed" is probably the closest we're going to get to seeing Bra'tac . . . this SEASON.  Grrrrrr. (ten points if that made sense)

~ Enchanted box.  Awesome.  I want to see more interacting with technology.

~ So they're setting it up to look like Rumplilocks dies . . . I'm gonna go ahead and say it's not him.

~ So the dagger is kind of the like the elder wand?

~ ABOUT TIME YOU ASKED THAT REGINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ She's cracking . . .

~ How convenient that there was one mask left when she arrived at the FREAKING MASKED BALL.

~ Have any of the FTL kingdoms ever been stable economically?

~ Honestly the more they try to make Cora sympathetic the less sympathetic I find her.

~ Am I the only one who thinks they should have called that new show "Splash," "Diving with D-Listers" instead?

~ I rather like the name Cora, Rumple-STUPID-NAME!

~ Pretty sure that's the biggest contract he's pulled out so far.

~ Well that little introduction kinda turned that story on its head.

~ Is that like using salt to keep the demons out?

~ And how did we all know Rumplilocks had the candle?

~ Yeah, that will be the tricky part.

~ Effective argument, Rumplilocks.  Also: I'm glad one of them is embracing their grandparent status.  In a manner of speaking.

~ Wow.  Go Emma.

~ But if she just cast a protection spell over the whole place what was the invisible chalk for?

~ Eva is not exactly a child . . . considering you're kind of the same age, Cora . . .

~ This scene is just emphasizing how I'm kind of surprised Rumplilocks and Cora never got together.  Even just temporarily.

~ I like how they've twisted the tale so that the miller's daughter really did do the spinning.  One of the better spins they've done. (*rimshot*)

~ Charming must be so glad to have a sword in his hands again.

~ So much for the invisible demon salt.  (And Emma's spell, but she's a beginner so we'll cut her some slack)

~ I'm not a hat person, but I want Snow's hats.  Have I mentioned this before?

~ Because the chalk worked so well the last time.

~ Unless, I suppose, Emma really did miss a spot.

~ Why is Cora's heart in Regina's vault?  How did it get there?  Presumably Cora pulled it out before Regina had a place to store hearts, so how would it have ended up there? 

~ Okay, maybe Cora and Rumplilocks did get together.

~ They'd better not do it, but wouldn't it be interesting if Regina was Rumplilocks' daughter?

~ My mind is hurting just from thinking about thinking about how that would twist up the family tree.  More like a family mobius strip!

~ Wait, what?  No.  Do not go there.  I JUST FREAKING SAID NOT TO GO THERE!!!

~ Wait, how did Cora know her heart was in danger if Snow hadn't even gotten to the vault yet?

~ How does she even know that's Cora's heart?  We know Regina has, like, everyone's down there.

~ Did the blowing it out thing mean she chickened out?

~ Who is this dude playing the king?  So familiar and yet I can't place him for the life of me . . .

~ See, that line right there is proof that Cora was never sympathetic.  Even at her lowest.

~ Speaking of awkward . . . let's bring in Belle!

~ Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  All the awards for sweet go to this scene.

~ Good thing we've already established Rumplilocks isn't dying because he just became one of my favorites.  (not that I wasn't a fan before)

~ Do you think Neal could kiss Rumplilocks and cure him?  I mean, it's not like we haven't seen it before.

~ I'm with Regina.  What?

~ Now that Snow mentions it . . . that kind of makes perfect sense.

~ I like Cora's fancy FTL clothes, but I think I prefer Regina's.

~ I'm having a hard time believing that Cora . . .

~ Okay, maybe I do believe it.

~ You know, rather than making Cora more sympathetic, this episode is actually making me feel sorrier for Rumplilocks.

~ Why is Charming still calling her Mary Margaret instead of Snow?  I believe I mentioned last week how I love that she calls him David now that's it's been verified that that's actually his birth name.

~ So Cora can vanish other people in addition to herself?  Good to know.

~ Wait, so if Cora went through with marrying Prince Henry why wasn't she a queen?  Why did she have to scheme to get Regina on a throne?

~ See?  See?  He just called her Princess Cora!

~ And it's really presumptuous to call an heir to the throne Regina.  Not to mention repetitive.  And redundant.  And superfluous.  And repetitive.  And . . . alright, I'll stop. :-)

~ Looks like Snow didn't chicken out fast enough.

~ Yeah, didn't understand any of Cora's dying words.

~ And suddenly it's like we're back to the first epidode.  Essentially.  I mean, we were at a point where everyone could have just put the past behind them since it had been established that Cora was the reason pretty much everything else happened . . . but now Regina has a new reason to want to get Snow.  Good times.

So that was a surprisingly calm episode considering just how much happened.  Can't wait til next week!

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I imagine this will come as news to a few relatives, lol.  ;-)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Once Upon Some Poisons.

Previously on Once Upon a Predictable . . . we all called it, like, a year ago.

~ Young Snow looks kind of like Fiona in whichever Shrek movie it is when they're dressed all fancy and their arms are, like, sticking out.  You know the one I mean?

~ That said, cute dress.

~ That was some very un-Snow-ular sass right there.

~ Except Snow's dress is very modern, jewel-encrusted prom-ish, but her mother's is all glitter-bombed-Medieval.  What's up with that?

~ So obviously Snow is supposed to be younger than she was in the other young Snow flashbacks, but she's also obviously older.  I wonder how that's going to work as the show goes forward..

~ Okay, how did the tiara get to Storybrooke?

~ Even if Johanna is in Storybrooke, why would she have the tiara?


~ (Random slightly irrelevant thought: why would FTL be on our world's Julian calender, lol?)

~ Hook and Charming . . . oh, the hotness.  Too bad it couldn't be a pleasanter encounter.

~ Okay, how the crap did GOLD get the tiara?

~ Even with both of them in the scene, I'm still not sure that Cora is talking to Regina and not to herself.

~ Regina's been lying . . . shocker, no?

~ I hope those are real kingdoms Neal just mentioned.  Or kingdom.  Was there more than one in there?

~ So now that they're in New York and have found Bae can Rumplilocks take off that scarf without forgetting him?


~ Regina does have kind of a point there.  Assuming there was a ghost of a chance that anyone outside the Charming family would ever forgive her, it would be a pretty long time in coming.

~ I sense a Rumplilocks reference in that suggestion of magic.  This, of course, cannot end well.

~ One could also argue both for and against the Blue Fairy's benevolence.


~ Of course, Rumplilocks is more the appropriate age for the name.

~ I love how Rumplilocks is having the hardest time wrapping his head around the twisted family tree.

~ How did Hook find them that quickly?

~ If Neal is also Peter Pan I'm going on strike.

~ Also, that ship is only the fastest way back if you can find it.

~ The Blue Nun's line totally just made me think of Obi-Wan saying he sensed a great disturbance in the force.

~ That's an interesting loophole.  I was wondering how she was going to get out of curing Queen Snow's Mom.

~ And now we see why the Blue Nun's benevolence is questionable.

~ Rule #3 - DRINK!

~ So the part where Bae went to Neverland first was totally predicatable, but what about the part where the potion or whatever it was he got from the Questionable Blue Nun in the first place was supposed to take them to a land without magic?  Neverland clearly has magic enough to keep people from aging.

~ Why are there nuns in FTL?

~ And what's taking the king so long to show up?  Shouldn't he have been, like, around if Snow's birthday was coming up and there was a ball in her honor and stuff?


~ I feel like we should have guessed the clock thing too.

~ Word on the street is someone dies in this episode . . . so it looks like we might have a Rule #4 coming . . .

~ And just how did Cora and Regina(/Cora) know to go to the clock?  Rather convenient if you ask me.

~ That's a better mourning dress than even Scarlett O'Hara wears.

~ But the tiara kinda clashes a little.

~ And again, where the crap is the king?!

~ That skirt might be wider than she is tall . . .

~ And shouldn't there be, like, advisors and stuff to do all this so the pre-teen princess doesn't have to be in charge?

~ Ummmmmmmmmmmmm . . . did not see that one coming.  Probably should have, everybody was figuring Cora was scheming all along to get Regina married to the king.

~ Of course, this begs the question - what does Cora have against Queen Snow's Mom?

~ Did you see that look?  The one from Regina?  I'm guessing that line is the start of Regina switching teams again.

~ Well . . . called the person who died right . . . just not how . . .

~ You know, I'm as big a bookworm as they come, but this kindle commercial is just dumb.  If I was at the beach I would not spend the entire trip reading, just the part where I was in the hotel room.  Also, I imagine those things aren't exactly waterproof.  Not that regular books are, but still.

~ See, called it!  Regina is totally not cool with Cora's manipulating things to get her married to the king.

~ She's wavering . . .

~ Yeah that reference to people being a MEMORY wasn't ominous in this show where people can't leave town without losing their memories.

~ If that's Wendy I might be okay with Neal being Peter Pan.


~ Well this is an interesting Snow character development.

~ One could argue that killing Cora is not an evil thing to do.

~ Is it next Sunday yet?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Although I must say, that was a rather un-gasp-inducing episode.

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Any excuse to celebrate GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  There are no words for how glad I am that it's finally March.  I could just about cry too. (side note: have you ever noticed how October, November, and December fly by but January, February and March take FOREVER?)