We were robbed of so much Neal in FTL outfit goodness!!!!
This is the only canon thing I’ll accept :p
I’ve decided that the reason I’ll be pissed and angry and vocal about how sad I am that Neal is dead is because he, Neal Cassidy, wouldn’t be. So someone needs to be made for him.
Neal spent his entire life being used, abandoned, lied to, and treated as worthless and…
I get that he’s trying to be inclusive of as many ships as possible, but NO Adam. Just NO. You won’t see me in two weeks and you probably won’t see a lot, maybe even most SFers, because 6 months ago (longer even when we take into account writing and filming time) you decided that we weren’t an important or valid enough part of this show or this fandom. You made a point of reminding us in the s3 finale that Neal is not coming back. We’re not a crack ship now (not that we ever were), just a dead one. I don’t want your hope and I don’t want your pandering, so take your #Swanfire and shove it.
Wow, just wow. You know I’ve pretty much become indifferent to OUAT season 4. I see the spoilers for season 4 but I let it go. But just seeing Adam’s tweet just sends all those nasty feelings, when they kicked SFers to the ground in the mid season 3. Now Adam has the audacity to suddenly tag Swanfire? I really don’t get it. Why bother?
So now when it’s close to the premier date, you suddenly tag Swanfire and all the rest of the ships. As if you’ve suddenly realize that portion of the viewership you stand to potentially loose if you don’t include them. And I just have to cry out and say “F*** That!” Because we’ve already been tossed into the abyss. I stand by my decision that I’m not going to go back to watching OUAT. It isn’t only because of SF. It’s also because I’m tired of the disappointments. I’m tired of investing myself into story arcs that are never fully realized. Ex: Greg/Tamara plot. Aurora/Philip/Mulan arc. Hook and Bae’s Neverland past. Half assed Neverland and Oz arcs. Where the hell did it go?
It went NO WHERE. That’s what
Nope your story just doesn’t interest me anymore. And your tactic to tag SF and try make us feel like SF is alive and kicking is a little too late.
That’s all folks….
“I don’t think that Hook giving up his ship was the biggest sacrifice made in 3b. I understand that a ship is the symbol of who he was, and his home for hundreds of years. However, I think that Charming sacrificing his heart is way more of a sacrifice than giving up a ship. When Hook gave up his ship, he still had potential to find Emma and be happy. Charming understood the fact that he would never see Snow, Emma, or his unborn child ever again.”
Well that’s just it. Logically I do not think CS could have happened while Neal lived. I think Emma might have dated Hook for a while, and they would have learned to love again. But they eventually would have realized that they just weren’t right for each other. Then Emma would’ve gotten back with Neal, and Hook might’ve gotten together with someone else.
The fact of the matter is that Hook does not, and never will, understand Emma the way Neal did. Hook did not have the same experiences as Emma, while Neal did. Hook claimed to have been abandoned by his father, but he hypocritically then went on to betray and abandon Baelfire to a “bloody demon” and his minions. Neal, on the other hand, fought hard to be there for his son from the instant he met him.
Hook never truly grew up alone. He had his older brother up until his twenties. He had a crew for his entire life. Emma and Neal, by contrast, were alone for most of their lives.
Hook claimed to have seen the abandonment in the Lost Boys’ eyes. That’s why he said he knew Emma had been abandoned. Yet Hook gloated about killing Rufio. Neal, by contrast, would not let Rumple harm the Lost Boys, even though he’d lived in torment among them for 250 years. He knew that they were still lonely, depressed children. Likewise, Emma championed the orphans and promised them all a home. She won them over because she truly understood them.
Hook did not immediately grasp why young Bae had made tally marks on the walls of the cave. Emma did. She made those same marks during her days in the foster system. And she knew that Bae had stopped making the marks because he’d lost hope.
Hook did not understand Emma’s needs and priorities at all in Neverland. He tried to flirt with her immediately after she’d had an emotional breakdown over Neal— and she’d had two other moments of raw vulnerability before that as well. Then he asked for a kiss for saving Charming, again, while he knew she was going through all sorts of emotions. Meanwhile, Neal had Rumple agree to make a potion for Charming, no strings attached, because it was the right thing to do.
Emma and Neal had both craved a home their entire lives. Their tagline was “Almost home”. They first thing Neal taught Emma was the defintion of home, and it was this definition that convinced her to stay in Storybrooke. Furthermore, when she saw Neal’s star map, she immediately recognized that it was a map leading home.
I could go on and on. But in short, I truly do not think CS logically could have happened while Neal lived. Emma clicked better with Neal than with Hook. Neal respected Emma’s space better than Hook.
SwanFire made more sense than CS ever will.
It hit me today that there the kids in my current youth group have no memories of that horrific day 13 years ago and I just sat for a moment this morning going, “WOW”. It feels like it happened last year instead of 13 years ago. I remember being at a former job stunned silent that something like this happened to my country. I remember searching a General Hospital message board for info b-c we couldn’t get onto the news sites. I remember standing w/coworkers watching the TV coverage when the 1st tower fell and feeling like it was a movie and not real life. I remember the ache in my heart for all those lives lost, an ache that never really went away, and feeling so helpless to do anything. I remember all the tears I shed pretty much every day. The country came together in such a powerful way back then but now we’ve become quite broken and fractured over random things that really aren’t that important. I pray that today, while we remember the thousands of precious lives lost in NYC, DC, and PA, we also remember how we came together as a country to overcome that darkness and stood together as one nation. THANK YOU to all the service people, first responders, and dispatchers who show me courage, passion, devotion, and strength every single day. <3 #neverforget #nypd #nyfd #pentagon #shanksville #9-11