OMG ok so…leave it to Rumple to outfit her with CROCODILES. When she’s hanging out with Hook. That’s actually really freaking hysterical.
I AM DYING!!!! Rumple you sassy bitch!
Also, kudos to the costume department for thinking of EVERYTHING even when it doesn’t get screen time.
Bernadine’s has always had a thing for trees. Has she finally found a tree that’s the one for her? Fingers crossed things get filthy!
the perfect book to read after watching guardians of the galaxy i reckon.
Kristin Bauer van Straten has booked a return trip to Once Upon a Time.
EW has learned exclusively that the True Blood alum will reprise her dastardly role as villain Maleficent during the second half of Once’s upcoming season.
Could this mean that Maleficent will be season 4’s other big villain after the Frozen storyline? It’s unclear as of now, but Bauer will be back as a recurring guest star for a big arc, so here’s hoping this means the show will dive more into her past, as well as Aurora’s history.
The last we saw of Maleficent, she was locked away in a cave under the clock tower, stuck in dragon form until she was slain by Emma in the season 1 finale. She then came back in nightmarish zombie form at the end of season 2.
OMG I am so ridiculously excited about this!
(Though…….wasn’t she kind of dead? Or I guess not really?)
Anonymous said: Hi Ninja! Felicitations to you and Mr for Li'l Ninja. I was wondering if you had or could signal boost for a gif of Belle freaking out that Zelena has Regina's heart in S3E18? I've Google Animated Image searched it to no avail, but it's such a moment!
Sorry, Belle’sFreakout!Anon, I don’t have that one— can anyone oblige? Please reply to this post with the gif, if so.
Anonymous said: How do you think Henry spent his time whilst at Pan's camp?
This is my second-most favorite leaf
I liked the Neverland arc a lot, but it was really a missed opportunity in terms of Henry’s chance to … actually do something. I thought he was going to use his power as the Truest Believer to “imagine” an anvil dropping on Pan’s head or something, or at least trick Pan and escape, if only for a little while. And remember that sub-plot where one of the Lost Boys said that Henry was “the most vicious new recruit we’ve seen in AGES”?
Neither do the writers! Unless this is foreshadowing, in which case, well played!
Instead, Henry favored his Charming heritage and opted for the noble and ultimately useless self-sacrifice option by giving Pan his heart. Sigh. Here’s hoping Henry makes some more of his own decisions in S4, especially if those decisions have unintended consequences.
Remember Panry? Here’s hoping for more Dark!Henry in S4
Anonymous said: Do you think having a new baby would change Rumple for the better? Why or why not?
Oh man, now is NOT the time to ask this question— the little ninja has turned part-shark (constantly nomming), I pulled a muscle lifting her, and I’m fighting a cold but can’t get the chance to SLEEP. My mental state is akin to Cthulhu— foggy, half-asleep, and prone to madness.
So while I’m sure Rumple would eventually be a good father to a new Rumplina, I fear for Storybrooke’s safety during the first year— the last thing the town needs is a cranky, sleep-deprived, massively overprotective Dark One.
Spoiler alert: Zoso woke the baby
I crunched the numbers on our favorite sparkly imp’s record for murder and assault, and by my reckoning ~80% of his crimes were committed to protect or avenge Baelfire and/or Belle. That doesn’t bode well for anyone who messes with Rumple’s future offspring, justified or not.
The helicopter parent from hell, am I right?
Plus, kids are, you know, people and not Redemption Accessories (Rumple, now with A New Reason to Live (tm)!). I’d like to think a baby would inspire Rumple to be better, just as Belle has … but considering even with Belle’s love you can tell where Rumple’s been from the TRAIL OF CORPSES, I think Rumple’s going to have to eventually learn to be better for his own sake and not to appease his adorable family.
Raise your hand if you haven’t killed anyone lately. *Rumple looks bashful*
Anonymous said: According to the 3x2 commentary, Neverland Belle IS the shadow the entire time. Your thoughts?
That doesn’t make much sense to me, AlreadyHasTheDVDs!Anon, because then I have the following question: how does the Shadow know what Belle looks like, never mind that she’s in a relationship with Rumple?
Remember, S2 took place in a few WEEKS, most of which Belle spent either holed up in Rumple’s house (bow-chicka-wow-wow) or the hospital. The only time Rumple and Belle were out in public together were their date at Granny’s and Lacey’s 2 days at the Rabbit Hole. Did Pan send the Shadow to sneak around Storybrooke, peeking in Rumple’s windows and writing reports?
"Dear Pan, today Rumple and his girlfriend got to second base … “
And if the Shadow WAS in Storybrooke, why didn’t he just snatch young Henry, instead of leaving things to the totally incompetent Greg and Tamara?
The Shadow was on vacation during this scene— union rules!
And how did the Shadow know how Belle was dressed in FTL, unless he was tracking Rumple’s every move for YEARS?
"Dear Pan, the Dork One is TOTALLY crushing on his new maid OMG I ship them"
Finally, why on Earth would Shadow!Belle tell Rumple that he WASN’T a coward and would make the right decision, etc. in her first few scenes? Wouldn’t Shadow!Belle want to tell Rumple right off the bat that he was never going to be able to defeat Pan and should come home posthaste ‘cause she’s feeling fertile or something?
I’m wearing your favorite heels back home— just sayin’
No, in the words of an old Ike and Tina Turner song, I don’t believe what you say, because I see what you do: in the episodes themselves it makes much more sense that Rumple conjured up HIS version of Belle for the first few episodes, and based off of THAT, the Shadow mimicked Vision!Belle to try and mess with Rumple’s head at a strategic moment.
This Belle is SUSPICIOUSLY chill about being held by the throat— how would the Shadow know that?
So either the writers didn’t think it through, or Voyeur!Shadow is canon and rumbellers should totally write the thing.