Two Ridiculous Best Friends Decide To RP The OUAT Writers' Room
Best Friend:So, like, now that True Blood is over... who do we write to at OUAT to make Maleficent a series regular? I figured you'd have this info.
Me:that would be AWESOME! But Adam & Eddy wouldn't know what to do with her so I'd almost rather them not even try.
Me:"Wait... you mean we have *existing* characters we could write for? We don't have to bring new ones on every episode? Whaaaat?!"
BF:"Hey, do you guys remember how Ariel had like, 7 sisters? Let's introduce 4 of them. What do you mean Red's available? We need to introduce these sisters for a convenient plot point/twist in a future episode! Which one? Oh, the one right after it, why do you ask?"
BF:"NO, you're right, doing it in the same episode to avoid suspense is fucking genius!"
BF:"How are we going to get the attention of the 7 sisters? Oh, well Regina is going to conveniently remember that Rumple has a magical hollowed out walrus tusk that, when blown into, calls all mermaids to the shore."
Me:"And here's another twist: Ariel's sisters are also... wait for it... 7 of the 101 Dalmatians! You see, when Cruella threatened to drown them, the Blue Fairy was there and turned them into mermaids to save them!"
BF:"And then turned Cruella into a human octopus hybrid!"
Me:"And this leaves a possibility to bring on 94 more dalmatians-turned-mermaids-turned-humans!"
BF:"OMG YOU GUYS ALL OF THE ENCHANTED FOREST USED TO BE DALMATIONS!"
BF:"EVERYONE IS RELATED"
Me:"AND EVERYTHING IS A PARALLEL"
BF:Wasn't that already done better on Buffy?
BF:"WHAT IS A BUFFY!?!?"
BF:"ALSO, TIME TRAVEL!"
BF:Wasn't that already done kinda poorly on Lost?
BF:"WHAT IS A LOST!?!"
BF:Um, you wrote on that show
BF:"I KNOW NOT OF THIS LOST!"
BF:"THEN REGINA CAN MAKE A MAGICAL SMOKE MONSTER THAT READS PEOPLE'S SOULS!"
I hate how action and ship-oriented the show as become. It's always "Neverland is coming", "Wicked is coming", "Frozen is coming", blah, blah, blah. How about "real character development is coming", or "compelling emotional storylines not ruined by bitchfights are coming?"
1. A tv show where the main plot is magic or aliens or drama or something and none of the characters state their sexual orientation but every single one of the canon ships is samesex and a few opposite sex pairings are hinted at subtextually but never actually…
a question: does anyone else get second hand embarrassment when watching con panels? like when fans start asking questions? do you ever get so embarrassed that you have to pause the video momentarily and just, chill for a minute?
Family: *says something racist* Family: *says something sexist* Family: *says something homophobic* Family: *makes fun of people with tattoos* Family: *tells you why you’re bad at life* Family: why don’t you wanna spend time with us?
“If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.”—
Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.
When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.
The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…
But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.
What kills me about SwanQueen is I may never be able to write a love story that is stronger or more intricately tied into the plot or more founded on the emotional levels of the characters’ individual histories and they don’t even fucking want it to exist.