The best thing of Once Upon a Time in its second season is Captain Hook! I’m not going to lie to you: Killian Jones is the sexiest pirate in history, or so tell my exploding ovaries. Snow and Emma end up in the Enchanted Forest just after the curse is broken. In this season we’re having lots of cool flashbacks with all the characters, and the appearance of some new ones. For starters: Killian Jones. But also a new villain to take care about: Cora, Regina’s mother.
This season is cool because you can choose from an excellent array of villains. You’ve got Mr. Gold, Captain Hook, the Evil Queen, Cora, and even Charming’s “Dad.” But there’s something else: we get to know what happens when you obsess over things and when you decide for others. I’m talking about Belle’s Dad and his attempt to make her forget Rumple. Both Rumple and he decide for her. But, what about her opinion? Isn’t she old enough as to choose what she likes?
Today I want to explore the art of embracing my Dark Side with villain archetypes. We have a tendency to love villains more than heroes. Although we think of ourselves wonderful people, some of us tend to root for the villains. Meanwhile, we talk all about positivity and try to be our best. However, we do have a dark side. How we manage it make us villains or heroes for the people around us.
In ancient times, people used mythology to explore their bright and dark sides. We can believe we’ve forgotten this stage in evolution, but we aren’t that different from our ancestors. The only difference is what archetypes we use. Instead of Hercules, we choose Superman. Our myths are found in pop culture, not in ancient books anymore.
So, when we are having a rough time, and we start thinking about a thousand ways to Hulk-smash someone, instead of thinking about unicorns, we would probably be thinking about Darth Vader and Loki. Let me explain.
It’s been a long time since I talked about OUAT, aka Once Upon a Time. We left the conversation talking about lies and how affect us. Today, however, I want to focus on family love. If you have seen the show, you’ll now that the first season is one of discovery and family. The Savior, Emma, has to break a curse that has condemned everyone to oblivion. She has to struggle to believe in fairies, and her son, Henry, is but asking to her to make a great leap.
Regina is the legal mother of Henry. Emma gave him in adoption. If you haven’t seen your kid, and one day he knocks on your door, it’s going to be a shock. But, what if you meet his legal mother and find out that she’s evil? What would you do? You would stick around to make sure your kid is okay.
Welcome to another installment of OUAT, or Once Upon a Time. This time, we’re exploring lies. From episode 6 (the Shepherd) to episode 17 (hat trick) of season 1 we’re discovering more characters in Storybrooke. But we’re also discovering that lies have devastating effects. [MILD SPOILERS AHEAD for those who haven’t seen Season 1 yet] Snow White and Prince Charming are having an affair without knowing who they are. Charming is David in Storybrooke, and he comes back from a sleeping curse. He turns out to be married. However, he falls in love with Mary Margaret, Snow White. They decide to meet despite David being married. However, things go astray because David can’t tell the truth.
David starts meeting Mary Margaret while still living with his wife. Although he promises Mary Margaret that he will tell his wife the truth and leave her, he doesn’t. If you think things can’t go worse, you’re mistaken. The wife of David goes missing, and Snow White faces a trial for her murder!
Welcome to OUAT, or Once Upon a Time. We’re going to start our journey in StoryBrooke, a little town where magic happens. There are monsters, evil characters, and heroes! You’ve got love, hate, redemption and all you need to spend a wonderful time binge watching on Netflix. Season 6 is around the corner. However, we’re going to start with Henry and his book. Yes! We’re going to start from the Pilot, back at season 1!
We’re going to explore a little bit season one as a whole, and then focus on episodes 1 to 5 (pilot, the thing you love the most, snow falls, the price of gold, and that still small voice).
Today is a special day! It’s My Open Sketchbook Unboxing day! Time ago I asked a Captain Hook from OUAT to Kay Nyman, the wonderful artist behind the blog My Open Sketchbook. I met her online, and I started following her blog and her art. I love what she does, and I love her art journey. Because I was going to move home, I decided to ask for something to decorate my new working space.
I love many different characters: Loki, Hook, Lagertha, Ragnar… However, I wanted to hook people when they visit my tiny working realm. And so, I chose Hook (and when I can, I might add Swan to the pot). The commission was for a Killian Jones in his naughty glory. Kay asked some pics I love as a reference, and so I sent her some.
Before you keep reading, I must tell you something. She included an extra! What I asked was a colored smoldering pirate to swoon all over. What I got was that and more! I’m so thrilled because the extra surprise is no other than my favorite Hookadorkable pic!!!
We return to have Story Cubes prompts on the blog! And we return with the fairest of them all! The Evil Queen is back, and so are the Story Cubes prompts. I chose the “enchanted” Story Cubes to start this section again, and I got: a mirror, a dwarf (or gnome), and a gremlin (it looks like a gremlin, but it could also be an evil creature). And the first thing that appeared into my mind was the Evil Queen! As you know, I’m a huge fan of Once Upon A Time, aka OUAT. One of my favorite characters is Regina, the Evil Queen. So, I was super happy to get this combo. I know, it’s not perfect, but it triggered Regina into my mind. As you might already know, Regina has split into two entities: Regina and the Evil Queen. Thus, returning with the Story Cubes looks like evil magic!
We’re talking about OUAT again! This time it’s all about Once Upon a Time: Out of the Past, a comic book by Marvel based on the television series created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. I wanted this comic book since forever, and I must say that I have mixed feelings. I ordered it online and when I got it, it came wrapped. With excitement I proceeded to unwrap it. While the cover artwork is amazing, [SPOILERS] the artwork inside isn’t. The creators of the comic book are Kalinda Marie Vazquez (story & script), Corinna Bechko (script) and Janet K. Lee (cover art). There are four stories within the book: Dead in the Water (artowrk and colors by Pascal Campion), Truth and Daggers (artwork by Betsy Peterschmidt), Ghosts (artwork by Vanesa del Rey and colors by Esther Sanz); and the Tea Party in March (artwork and colors by Janet Lee). To tell you the truth, the artwork inside the comic book disappointed me a lot. The stories, however, are gold.
Another super interesting Funko Friday is here! This time, I’m supposed to talk about that show that made me want all its Funkos. If you’ve been reading me, you already know what show made it happen. It was quite involuntary, but at the end this is the finished collection of Funkos I own! It’s not Star Trek; it’s Once Upon a Time! (Let’s play the drum for a while, please.) As you know, I’m a Trekker to the bone. But my Star Trek TNG collection has two Funkos missing (a Borg Locutus, and a Klingon). I tend to be quite eclectic, and so I tend to collect only those Funkos that tune with me, and this means that I had no finished collection whatsoever. Till now! I got as a present an unexpected Funko: Charming. So, this forced me to have a Snow. Captain Charming is appealing, but I’m afraid that I am a Captain Swan shipper, so I had to pair Charming with someone else: Snow.
And before I keep talking about the ins and outs on how I got my first complete Pop collection, let’s appreciate the evil one who made me start it in the first place. Oh, such mischief! [So, yeah… blame not the show but Hook for all the deeds!]
Welcome to a sexy Tuesday geek girls guide (GGG)! You know, once a pirate, always a pirate! This time, we explore how magic always comes with a price in the world of Once Upon a Time (OUAT). If you’ve always liked Disney, or if you don’t, but you like the version that OUAT gives you, you’re in the right fandom. Snowwhite is a badass archer, the Evil Queen has the best lines, you love and hate Rumpel to the same degree, but you oh-so-love that piercing looking eye smoldering pirate. Who can resist Hook? (No one!) If you like to explore fairy tales from another perspective, welcome! You’ll be Hooked in no time!