Just a place to post some stuff. It's mostly OUAT and SwanFire related with the occational off-topic rant. (Don't give me shit about the anon ask. I know there are plenty of nice anons out there, but there are also many who are just haters. If you don't want to be traced back to your blog, why should I listen to you?)
Homer Simpson, while watching a love triangle scene in The Survival Games (a Hunger Games parody)
All he wants to see is children fighting to the death. That was my feeling about OUAT 3A: Less Emma love triangle crap, more murderous Lost Boys.
(This quote is really bad out of context!)
Well, 24 is over… for now? It had such a great run. The ending was quite sad, but left pleanty of loose ends for another mini-series edition. Fans were so woried that it would be stale and past its prime, but I for one loved every hour of it. I wish more network dramas would switch to shorter seasons like cable and eliminate the stale plotlines. I have my fingers crossed that Jack will be back! Dammit!
Eddy Kitsis, TVLine
If this is the heart of the show, then none of the “villains” are really villains and it’s no big deal that they murdered innocent people on the path to their happy endings? This is the thing I HATE about this show. Instead of meeting injustice with justice, it’s mercy and grace for everyone. Is it wrong of me to wish some misbehaving dragons would show up and burn Storybrooke to the ground, misunderstood bad guys and all? I’m sure Eddy and Adam would then turn the dragon into someone’s cute pet, because the poor thing just had heartburn.
Okay, so the Pilot episode of Once Upon A Time takes place on October 23, 2011. Therefore it is safe to assume that this is Emma’s birthday, considering she was celebrating and whatnot. She turned 28. We know that for a fact, because Rumplestiltskin told Snow and Charming that Emma would return on her 28th birthday – which she did, once Henry found her.
This means she was born in 1983.
By the time 2x06 “Tallahassee” aired, the timeline in the show would have reached 2012. We know this because 1x12 “Skin Deep” was the Valentine’s Day episode aired two days before Valentine’s Day in 2012.
Fast-forward to “Tallahassee” and it is still 2012. In this episode, very plainly for us to see, Emma is in Portland, Oregon, 11 years ago.
This puts them in 2001. In 2001, Emma turned 18, which means she was 17 when she met Neal Cassidy while trying to steal the car. (We do not know Neal’s age, because everything about him in our world is false.)
When we see Emma and Neal at the gas station, robbing the place, they are still in Oregon, as they are headed to Eugene and must go south towards Salem (we hear Neal discussing this with the gas station employee while Emma is rummaging about for food to steal).
The general definition of statutory rape is engaging in sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 18. HOWEVER, state laws differ.
In Oregon, statutory rape laws are defined as first, second, or third degree rape. Rape in the third degree: engaging in sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years of age. Rape in the second degree: engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under 14 years of age. And rape in the first degree: engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under 12 years of age.
Emma was 17. In Oregon, where they were, Neal would not be charged with committing statutory rape.
On Neal’s wanted poster, we saw that his “birthday” was March 21, 1977. This legally puts him being 23 when he and Emma met. How do we know this? Emma gave birth to Henry when she was 17. Mathematically, she had to get pregnant anywhere from January to late February (at the very latest). Neal had not turned 24 by then. The law in Florida defines statutory rape as anyone 24 or older engaging in sexual activity with someone 16 or 17 years of age.
Neal could not be charged with statutory rape in either of the states we saw him and Emma.
Any other state law does not matter because we have not seen Emma and Neal in any other state in canon. If you try to give me statutory rape laws of other states, your argument is invalid, because we have not seen Neal and Emma in any other state.
Neal by law did NOT commit statutory rape.
This just hit me like a ton of bricks.
Remember how Neal didn’t go looking for Emma even after the curse broke because, “I was afraid that she’d never forgive me so I wound up taking the easy way out,”? (Pretty much the only ‘cowardly’ canon thing Neal has ever done- because thinking he left to avoid facing his father is completely and utterly illogical.)
Neal knew he hurt Emma terribly. He’s apologized several times and told her she has ever right to feel angry and hurt. We all know this.
But think about the fact that at this point Neal still believed Emma had been given both the car and the some twenty thousand dollars by August.
He was operating under the impression that Emma knew he had given her the keychain, the car, and most, if not all, the money for fencing the watches.
Basically, pretty much everything Neal had in the world.
And he still felt- in spite of giving up everything he had for Emma to get a fresh, easier start in her new life without him- like she would never forgive him for leaving her the way he did.
Does anyone else find tumblr’s recommendation posts REALLY annoying? Is there a way to shut them off?