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bookwho:

I don’t understand why Swan Queen shippers like Jane Espenson so much when she was the one who wrote the episode that started OQ.

She also co-write this week’s episode which apparently has an important bit of OQ in it.

Because as a writer working for other writers, Jane doesn’t get to pick which episodes she writes and the producers write the outline for her, but she somehow manages to include SwanQueen subtext in everything she writes, regardless of the episode’s focus.  Also, in the show she actually produces herself called Husbands, she included a maintext gay couple as the two main characters.  Jane is also responsible for writing lesbian pairings such as Willow and Tara and wrote for Ellen right after Ellen Degeneres came out.

I am however very angry at the show’s producers for giving her an episode with “important” OQ & Rumple/Zelena moments because they believe the fandom will be less pissed off because it was Jane who wrote it.

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After years living in the real world with Henry, Emma and Isobel, their now 6 year old daughter, Regina finds a way of somehow telling her about their story. Emma overhears them.

(Source: claraisnotlittle)

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Fandom rewind-

up1701steps:

Was anyone here around when Xena or Buffy were airing live? Did people back then claim that Willow/Tara or Xena/Gabby shippers were making things up (about the f/f subtext)? 

Just something I was curious about.

Yes. The network even claimed Willow/Tara shippers were making it up.  http://giftofamber.tumblr.com/post/50382878940/meta-what-people-were-saying-about-willow-tara-back   and http://stormwreath.livejournal.com/87414.html  for more info.

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stoneharts:

The Storybrooke citizens relentlessly question the Mayor and their beloved Sheriff after they reveal their secret relationship. One of them is adamant on not sharing their private life while the other has no issues in telling her former enemies the pleasures of being with their Saviour in order scar them for life.

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skyfyreit:

My Letter to Syfy.
To the Syfy channel and content editors at Prodigy.
We appreciate that you have a selection of programs to air and want to convey gratitude that you have continued to renew Lost Girl year after year. It is a piece of genre storytelling that stands apart with new and refreshing concepts of gender equality and sexual freedom without labels.
It is disheartening and upsetting to find your edited content for time on this program skewed towards the erasure of Lauren and Bo’s relationship and their motivations with one another. I do not say this lightly, or with a purpose in mind other than to point out, objectively, the glaring pieces that stand out and how it alters story and audience perception.
Over the course of season 4— Lauren’s lines, emotion, and spoken motivations centering around Bo have been struck from the American Syfy airing.
In Episode 4.1, Lauren had 14 seconds of airtime to express her remembering Bo. Cut to 4 seconds and altering the character’s visceral reaction.
In Episode 4.4, Lauren had an entire soliloquy to express her dismay at remembering past actions that hurt Bo and her own recognizance of past actions and how they changed her and why she is who she is. Cut down to 1/3 of the time. This altered the depth of her emotive response and limited the audience’s understanding.
In Episode 4.7, Laurens concern and emotion over Bo being trapped in Dyson’s head was chopped for a different feel.
In Episode 4.13, Lauren and Bo reconcile in what should have been a pivotal, emotional piece. Lauren declares her feelings for Bo by expressing “I’m yours.” In place of this we get a small dialogue about the Morrigan and a kiss missing its context. Out of all the things that could have been removed, this was hacked to pieces in the middle of dialogue. The remaining scene is a shell of what it was and removes the motivation element. It fundamentally feels different than what Canada aired.
Nowhere in the season is her romantic counterpart, Dyson, treated with the same editing. No lines are removed concerning his motivations and feelings for Bo. While his screentine is triple in the face of Lauren’s over the course of four seasons (a schism created by the show), having any edits to Lauren (her feelings for Bo) are much more character damaging for this reason. It begs the question of why? The feel comes across as heterosexist and its result is a varied rendition of the Lost Girl story.
I think the channel is deciding for the audience what it should and shouldn’t root for. This is propagated by the erasure of Lauren from 90% of the pictures listed episodically on Syfy’s website, tweeted and discussed. In fact, the season four banner which included Lauren for Showcase and the Giant Ape DVDs (as well as iTunes) was replaced with a chosen S4 pictures on the site effectively un-including her. Put it in comparison and context, if a love triangle had two men rivals, where one was African-American, and Syfy did the same treatment with this character..what would you call it? Bigotry is an ugly word and one should hesitate before it. I’m not hesitating, after four seasons of this treatment, to use it here.
Your audience deserves to hear both sides of this love story. I implore you to change your directives with regards to editing Lost Girl, and give your audience more than just a surface sexual treatment. Give back the depth to Lauren in your broadcasts. Trust your audience to make their own emotional choices. Part of what had been amazing about the doccubus phenomenon has been the reception from a broad based audience of every gender and orientation. It is part of a love story that transcends the bodies that hold them. It’s more about character and chemistry than anything else.
Trust your audience, don’t skew the story with your predictable path. Thanks for listening. Thanks for airing Lost Girl. Thanks for considering this more balanced treatment to characters worthy of taking on the extraordinary.
Thanks for Imagining Greater.

Reblogging for those who ask what is edited. I am positive this editing is responsible for the difference in reception to Lauren’s character in the US vs Canada (as seen by SDCC vs Toronto Fan Expo).

skyfyreit:

My Letter to Syfy.

To the Syfy channel and content editors at Prodigy.

We appreciate that you have a selection of programs to air and want to convey gratitude that you have continued to renew Lost Girl year after year. It is a piece of genre storytelling that stands apart with new and refreshing concepts of gender equality and sexual freedom without labels.

It is disheartening and upsetting to find your edited content for time on this program skewed towards the erasure of Lauren and Bo’s relationship and their motivations with one another. I do not say this lightly, or with a purpose in mind other than to point out, objectively, the glaring pieces that stand out and how it alters story and audience perception.

Over the course of season 4— Lauren’s lines, emotion, and spoken motivations centering around Bo have been struck from the American Syfy airing.

In Episode 4.1, Lauren had 14 seconds of airtime to express her remembering Bo. Cut to 4 seconds and altering the character’s visceral reaction.

In Episode 4.4, Lauren had an entire soliloquy to express her dismay at remembering past actions that hurt Bo and her own recognizance of past actions and how they changed her and why she is who she is. Cut down to 1/3 of the time. This altered the depth of her emotive response and limited the audience’s understanding.

In Episode 4.7, Laurens concern and emotion over Bo being trapped in Dyson’s head was chopped for a different feel.

In Episode 4.13, Lauren and Bo reconcile in what should have been a pivotal, emotional piece. Lauren declares her feelings for Bo by expressing “I’m yours.” In place of this we get a small dialogue about the Morrigan and a kiss missing its context. Out of all the things that could have been removed, this was hacked to pieces in the middle of dialogue. The remaining scene is a shell of what it was and removes the motivation element. It fundamentally feels different than what Canada aired.

Nowhere in the season is her romantic counterpart, Dyson, treated with the same editing. No lines are removed concerning his motivations and feelings for Bo. While his screentine is triple in the face of Lauren’s over the course of four seasons (a schism created by the show), having any edits to Lauren (her feelings for Bo) are much more character damaging for this reason. It begs the question of why? The feel comes across as heterosexist and its result is a varied rendition of the Lost Girl story.

I think the channel is deciding for the audience what it should and shouldn’t root for. This is propagated by the erasure of Lauren from 90% of the pictures listed episodically on Syfy’s website, tweeted and discussed. In fact, the season four banner which included Lauren for Showcase and the Giant Ape DVDs (as well as iTunes) was replaced with a chosen S4 pictures on the site effectively un-including her. Put it in comparison and context, if a love triangle had two men rivals, where one was African-American, and Syfy did the same treatment with this character..what would you call it? Bigotry is an ugly word and one should hesitate before it. I’m not hesitating, after four seasons of this treatment, to use it here.

Your audience deserves to hear both sides of this love story. I implore you to change your directives with regards to editing Lost Girl, and give your audience more than just a surface sexual treatment. Give back the depth to Lauren in your broadcasts. Trust your audience to make their own emotional choices. Part of what had been amazing about the doccubus phenomenon has been the reception from a broad based audience of every gender and orientation. It is part of a love story that transcends the bodies that hold them. It’s more about character and chemistry than anything else.

Trust your audience, don’t skew the story with your predictable path. Thanks for listening. Thanks for airing Lost Girl. Thanks for considering this more balanced treatment to characters worthy of taking on the extraordinary.

Thanks for Imagining Greater.

Reblogging for those who ask what is edited. I am positive this editing is responsible for the difference in reception to Lauren’s character in the US vs Canada (as seen by SDCC vs Toronto Fan Expo).

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androidiva asked: Not so a much a question, but more of a fanmail. YOUR BLOG ROCKS! As do you! I am so excited that you are going to be a part of The Swan Queen Movement: A Fandom's Fight for Change doc. *happy jig*

Nice to meet you! Lovely to know SWEN members live within a few hours of me. :) I’m in Central Pennsyltucky.

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8 Reasons to Ship SQ

1. Swan Queen transcends realms. “True Love is the Only Magic Powerful Enough to Transcend Realms.”

2. Regina doesn’t ask anyone for help….except Emma.  ”Just bring him to me.” P.S. Emma certainly seems to be staring at Regina’s lips, doesn’t she?

3. Emma has trouble taking leaps of faith…except with Regina.  She won’t believe August, Henry, Graham, or anyone else about the curse, but she believes Regina.

4. Emma saves Regina from a fire. No one, not even the fairies, have ever cared enough to save Regina from anything, but Emma does.

5. Emma fights a dragon, saving Regina, untying her and taking duck tape off of her mouth. The classic knight/damsel in distress motif.

6. Emma stands up to her parents, who she has been searching for her entire life, to insist on saving Regina. “She’s not dying.”

 

7. “Enjoy my shirt because that’s all you’re getting.” You’ve heard that stereotype about dressing like your girlfriend? Emma and Regina take this to the extreme (screencaps for #7 from SwanQueen Humour 2 video by CWFan4Life)

8. There is no one who sets off anyone’s gaydar more than Emma Swan and Regina Mills.

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Swen Roll Call: Where is everyone located (no need to get specific)

once-upon-a-bones:

onceuponasaviorqueen:

ashermajestywishes:

I’ll go first:

I’m in New England. For those of you that are not from the United States, New England is a group of six small states (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island) way up in the Northeastern corner of the country. We are further north than New York, but south of Canada.

Florida

New York

Michigan

Pennsylvania, otherwise known as Pennsyltucky lol

(via jewelmick)

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wingsonghalo:

qelato:

anniecrestadair:

orangeninjadan:

hickitty:

clarkkftw:

I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:
IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.
1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.
2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.
3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”
4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”
5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.
TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.
Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.


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I actually had to do this once. She lived.

if you scroll past this on your dash you are absolutely heartless.

Wow I did not know about this feature but I’m really glad I do now.

wingsonghalo:

qelato:

anniecrestadair:

orangeninjadan:

hickitty:

clarkkftw:

I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:

IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.

1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.

2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.

3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”

4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”

5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.

TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.

Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.

why on earth doesn’t this have more notes

I actually had to do this once. She lived.

if you scroll past this on your dash you are absolutely heartless.

Wow I did not know about this feature but I’m really glad I do now.

(Source: sexceptionul, via teaaddict101)