Hope for 2016: Why I’m Not Giving Up on Rumple’s Redemption
by Marie Contrarie (@MarieContrarie)
Once Upon A Time audience members were stunned and are still reeling from what appeared to be an abrupt turnabout and self-sabotage of character development for Rumplestiltskin in the Winter Finale. But all is not lost! The fact is, we don’t know what kind of Dark One Rumple will be. Now that Rumple holds the power of all Dark Ones he may not have those evil, suggestive voices in his head. Now that he has proven himself a hero, he may be a very different Dark One–he may be the person of legend that Merlin spoke of who can harness the Darkness and channel it towards good.
I’ve seen several discussions about where Rumple and Rumbelle’s storylines are going. Some are feeling like the show is falling back on the same old tropes and that this is a repeat of 4A, some have given up on Rumbelle, some are growing slowly apathetic, and some, like me, still have hope. I’m not here to tell anyone how to feel, but I would like to see this fandom heading into 2016 with a hopeful spirit. With that in mind, here are several reasons that I’m not giving up on Rumplestiltskin’s redemption.
Tiny Town, Ton of Heart: What I Love About Steveston
by Veronica Lynn (@LadyVSays)
Steveston may be a quiet village in Richmond, BC, but ever since the mega fairytale-inspired hit series Once Upon a Time began filming there in 2011 no day in Steveston has been exactly like the day before. The world has finally learned what the tight-knit yet hospitable-to-tourists community of Steveston has always known: Steveston is an enchanting place. To the thousands of Oncers in North America and around the world, Steveston IS the whimsical town of Storybrooke and so to every Oncer Storybrooke is the place to be.
I recently made my first pilgrimage to Steveston and was immediately charmed.
The taxi I had taken from the Vancouver Ferry port dropped me off in Steveston close to the intersection of Moncton Street and Third Street. Moncton Street is where the majority of the exterior shots of the town of Storybrooke are filmed. The pier, which houses Hook’s ship and the park that contains Henry’s castle, are both within walking distance from Moncton Street.
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