And they ain't friends, so far
that’s always bugged me about this fandom. as soon as emma isn’t licking regina’s asshole and maybe doing something that finally benefits her own self worth, people flip the fuck out.
no but seriously how are they complaining about that?
When things start to change and people start writing Emma as a person instead of a fucking puppy they complain? About how that’s hurting Regina????
Change this to she’s 36 and straight…*sigh*
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT THE RESILIENT HEART THING
Is that they so could have easily made it a “darkened” or “damaged” heart, which is exactly what Regina would have called it.
But they’re taking it and they’re saying that this heart – the dark-colored heart Regina has always looked at with remorse and disdain and self-loathing – and they’re calling it, the heart itself, darkness and all, resilient.
And they’re saying she’s not resilient despite its darkness but BECAUSE of it. The heart itself represents not damage or weakness but her strength, her fire and her ability to rise above her own inner demons.
Because Regina’s heart is dark because of her dark deeds, and yet she is still able to love deeply and fiercely; it has never prevented her from doing that.
It’s like scars on flesh. Regina may look at her darkened heart as a sign of weakness and her dark past, but what they’re doing here is saying, “No, this heart, dark spots and all, represents everything that is strong and beautiful about you. Because it shows that you have fallen into a very dark hole in the past, but you crawled out of it. You rose above it. It’s dark, but it still works so, so well and you should be proud.”
And now this integral part of herself that Regina has seen as something that represents all she should hate about herself has become something she can be proud of. A symbol of her love and her strength and the fight she’s put up. Not despite, but because. Because she’s so, so strong. Because she’s resilient, just like her heart.
That’s really beautiful and I’m going to cry.
ALL OF THIS. You said this so perfectly. It’s not despite everything she’s done and survived, but because she took so long to succumb, she survived it and is still able to come back from it all.
Yes, it’s beautiful and glorious and Regina deserves this. (AND IT’S A CANON TERM TO DESCRIBE HER -FROM SNOW WHITE, THE SHOW’S EPITOME OF “GOODNESS,” NO LESS.)
straight girls tho, do you ever get confused by your sexuality because not only do men suck but also like 90% of women are fucking bombshells and only like 20% of men are like most chicks could pass for models and most men could pass for bridge trolls i mean wow