99.9% of my post are reblogs or screenshots giffed or whatever, but I just wanted to let my followers, few as they might be, or whatever random person made their way through my little area of cyber space that I am always here to talk if needed. I might be a little awkward or whatever - because I am not a big talker really - but I am alway ALWAYS here if someone needs to chat or complain or anything.
So I was watching the strong female whatever panel
And the one person used the word trope and the presenter/moderator asked what a trope was and now I can’t help but picture these wonderful ladies going home and googling trope and ending up on tvtropes.com and wasting how many hours stuck on this site, unable to leave…
All episode it was pretty clear on Emma’s intentions of getting the hell out of dodge. She was great, very clear on her and Regina’s positions in Henry’s life and respectful. She called Regina his Mom and never called herself it and always strove to bring Henry back and not give him false hope or badmouth Regina.
The only reason she ended up staying, for the most part, was the bit at the very end of the episode, after Regina snaps at her, when she asks Regina if she loves Henry… and Emma doesn’t believe Regina’s yes.
Now, whether you believe Emma’s superpower is magical in origin or just something to do with body language and instincts, it is clear that she has faith in it and, canonically, it is supposed to be accurate.
But, with are much more complete knowledge, we also know that Regina does love Henry…with everything she has.
Some might say that Emma’s feeling might have been clouding the results, that she wanted an excuse to stick around. Me, I think that, on every level, she wanted Henry to have the perfect life to prove that she did the right thing and so that he’s happy.
[This is the same part of me that thinks she got worse, after jail, instead of immediately sticking to the straight and narrow. Because, in her mind, if she did well and went straight and it all worked out - could she have kept him? Buuut personal head canons aside…]
I also think this whole experience is pressing her to cut and run fairly hard.
Her superpower, though, doesn’t tell the truth… it tells what the person thinks is the truth. And I wonder sometimes if Regina thought she actually loved Henry. We know she did. We know she wanted him. But, with all of her insecurities and her heavy past and her darkened heart, did she believe she was capable of real love? Did her answer ring false (or shifty enough to trouble Emma, at least) because of her own worries and lack of faith?
A child is missing and you are the only police officer in the entire town… better console the mother instead of actually looking for the kid…
Women gets into a car accident that is cause by jerking movement - assume she was driving drunk (had half a whiskey (or whatever)) and lock her up. It’s okay, you don’t need to breathalyze her or anything, and definitely don’t worry about bringing her to the hospital since the crash knocked her out. Just through her in the cell and tell her the alcohol caused her to hallucinate a wolf.
Hmmm, kid went missing again - use the computer to find him. What a novel idea. But really, better to pound the pavement and knock on doors than figure out motive and means.
“According to a study from the University of Washington, the rift between healthy grub and junk food is wider than it’s ever been. Researchers were able to buy 2,000 calories of junk food for $3.52 — that’s an entire day’s caloric intake — where nutritious foods cost them a whopping $36 for the same 2,000 calories.”—
This is pretty much only shocking to people who actually have money lol. Any broke person could tell you this. I don’t eat McDonald’s breakfast burritos or their McDoubles because they’re so damn nutritious, I eat them because they’re one fucking dollar (and 300 calories each, yay).
Okay? But judging by calories is a little… not great to do as far as comparing healthy food to junk food. 1 bag of goldfish is equal to 1050 calories. Other things are even worse. Comparatively, I could buy like 5 POUNDS of broccoli for the same amount of calories. Of course, more is going to be more expensive. They should do the study based on meals or something like that rather than calories…