Anonymous said: Dear Mrs. Ninja, I am currently rewatching OUAT before the hiatus ends and I am wonderung about the whole "8:15" thing. Do you think it's just a now and then appearing "joke" and hint towards LOST, or is there more to it? What's your take on this? BTW: Hope you feel better soon!
I’m sorry, Lost!Anon, I haven’t watched Lost, so I can’t say. What do my eagle-eyed readers think?
Also, should I invest in Lost in the faaaaaar future when I can watch more than a cartoon without being interrupted by the little ninja?
Well for the people who always talks about the color thing on their clothes… Interesting…
That’s also the shortest skirt I’ve ever seen on Regina.
there are two kinds of Oncers.
No, We are Both
Ginny trying to run lol
Anonymous said: Why do you think you think Rumple wanted Belle to be his maid? It just seems really... imprudent for Rumple to introduce another person into his home who could potentially learn his secrets, or at the very least get in his way. Was this just a demonstration of power ie. he's so powerful that he can make a nobleman trade away his child thus increasing Rumple's rep, or do you think there was another reason? I just can't see Rumple actively deciding to do this risky thing solely for companionship.
I go into it a bit here, but I really think choosing Belle as the price for saving Belle’s “little town” was a spur of the moment decision, based on Rumple’s formula for calculating prices.
The price of magic has to be:
Sir Maurice is making the request, so making his noble daughter a life-long servant seems sufficiently personal AND proportional to saving a town of a couple hundred people. In fact, all things considered, the price was a little low— Rumple could have asked for Belle’s death to save the rest of the town (but then where would we be?).
I think Rumple decided to make Belle his personal maid instead of someone else’s maid (Regina? Maleficent? The Blue Fairy? Someone fic the thing!) because Belle was pretty. I’m not saying Rumple had romantic designs on her or anything, I just think he’s a man who likes looking at beautiful things and hot damn, here’s a chance to improve the scenery in the Dark Castle. It’s not until later that he realizes he’s in SERIOUS TROUBLE.
Pretty lady. Pretty, sassy lady. Pretty, sassy lady who’s not afraid of me. Pretty, sassy lady who is chasing me around the table with a gleam in her eye OH NO RUN AWAY RUN AWAY HELP.
I know there’s a few conspiracy theories that say Rumple chose Belle because of a former magical deal, prophecy, etc., but I really like the idea that Rumple has NO IDEA Belle is going to hit him like a Class 5 hurricane and picks her on a whim. But that’s just me— maybe we’ll find out for certain this season!
Also, remember in The Crocodile, how Rumpel mentioned that he lent Belle his jacket because “she had nothing for the cold”? I feel like after that, he was just like, “I’m gonna make sure she has EVERYTHING for the cold now.” Poof - fabulous coats!
This is an excellent point— thank you! You always keep me honest :-).
Anonymous said: Why do you think Belle has so many coats? We never see her in the same coat twice in different episodes. (The blue one doesn't count because although that was different episodes, it was a continuation of the scene where she wore it last)
Excellent question, Anon, and I think the answer is two-fold:
I think Rumple probably sneaks out of bed to magically *poof* Belle couture coats every nights and tells her they’re “vintage” things that were “hanging around” the shop.
Abra-cadabra Dolce & Gabbana!
But that’s just me!
Anonymous said: To the anti-CS anon: you might be interested in Adam&Eddie's latest TVGuide interview in which they talked about a Regina/Henry quest, Frozen, Will/Knave, Emma and Elsa's relationship, Hook and Rumple's feud possibly starting back up, Snow's new responsibilities, and Belle finding out about the dagger. There is FAR more than shipping (with anyone) going on, and I say that as a CS shipper that is excited about S4 for a NUMBER of reasons!
You’re right, Informative!Anon— here’s the TV Fanatic article with some spoilers for S4. And there are a lot of them! Lots of stuff for everyone to look forward to regardless of shipping.
I’m psyched for S4 in general.
Anonymous said: Ninja, I Need some advice. I want to look forward to the new season, but I don't know how I can. Snow and Charming's adventures in new baby parenthood, Henry bonding with Rumpel, Rumbelle, and Frozen are going to be amazing, but CS and Hook make me SO UNCOMFORTABLE, and that's all A&E seem to want to talk about. What do I do?
Much like Frankie, Screwball Ninja says relax— because, despite what tumblr may have you believe, in the ACTUAL EPISODES the shipping stuff really doesn’t take up that much screentime.
Even if the writers WANT S4 to be a Hook-fest (and I think they’re just winding up the shippers), it’s not going to happen because of the structure of the episodes. Based on previous seasons, this is how any given 40 minute episode of S4 is going to go:
Plus, I doubt S4 is going to be a non-stop smooch-fest for any couple. Remember, this show is stingy with its kisses, saving them to symbolize major breakthroughs in a relationship. My guess is the first part of S4 will be the following for Captain Swan:
Finally, I’ve found that tuning out almost everything except the actual episodes enhances my enjoyment of OUAT 100000%. That means I don’t pay attention to what the writers HOPE happens, or what they INTEND to happen, or what other people THINK will happen— I just focus on what’s actually happening. It’s tough to maintain a “pure canon” stance, but it keeps my blood pressure nice and low. You might want to consider giving it a try, Concerned!Anon.
I hope this helped a little.
andromeda1277 said: Do you think Regina will ever return the hearts she stole?
I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO SEE THIS, OKAY?
Call me, ABC.