I’m also waiting for the day when Robin and Regina would hug. You know, embrace each other, just hugging it out, like in each others arms, not wanting to let go, Robin wrapping his arms around Regina and burying his face in her hair, and Regina’s face on the crook of his neck or shoulder that type of thing. SO GIVE IT TO ME SOOOOOON A&E
Will Scarlet knows Marian, either when he was with them as Merry Men, Marian was still alive or that he just knows so many things???? Ughhh I’m so confused rn I have already concluded that Marian was already dead when Will joined Merry Men heehee.
Do you ever cry at Robin and Regina’s love/trust/concern for each other? coz I do.
Regina has really come so far. And I AM CRYING AT HER BEAUTIFUL. She was the woman who didn’t care for anyone else’s happy endings but hers only. Then there she was, not even batting an eyelash to save her ex-boyfriend’s frozen popsicle wife. Who said she would find a cure, EVEN IF SHE KNOWS ROBIN IS IN LOVE W HER AND HE WILL STILL GO BACK TO HIS WIFE, TO HIS FAMILY. NOW IF YOU CALL THAT FOOLISH OR STUPID THEN IM JUDGING YOU SO HARD RN. SHE COULD HAVE CRUSHED HER HEART YET SHE DIDNT AND PROMISED TO FIND A WAY TO CURE HER NOW THAT IS LOVE AND LOVE IS SELFLESS. REGINA LOVES ROBIN AND THEIR SITUATION IS HURTING ME BUT THE FACT THAT THOSE TWO PPL LOVE EACH OTHER IS ENOUGH FOR ME, IT HURTS BUT I BELIEVE THEY WILL BE HAPPY IN EACH OTHER’S ARMS AGAIN SOON. SO ALL THESE UGLY TEARS I HAVE BEEN SHEDDING FOR OQ BETTER BE WORTH IT ALL AHHAHAHA.
And can we also talk about Robin? like how dare he go to Regina and ask for her help, how dare he ask Regina if she doesnt have any solution for Marian problem? How dare he smile at Marian when we all know he is in love with Regina? SRSLY if you think of all that then idek. I’m not mad at Robin for all that. Sorry but if youre mad at Robin for those reasons then I rly am judging you….. He loves Marian and I believe it wont go away, like remember when Neal was Emma’s first love and she will always love Neal but she had moved on because there is a difference when you love someone and being IN LOVE with someone (at least for me. And excuse my SwanFire feels) I would have been mad if Robin didnt care a bit about Marian, but he does care for her ofc she is the mother of his child and I understand him. He is sorry for putting Regina in that situation, and goodness gracious HIS ACTING MAY HAVE SLAYED ME “I’M IN LOVE W SOMEONE ELSE” SAYING IT AS IF IT PAINS HIM NOW, COZ IT DOES, HE IS IN LOVE W REGINA BUT CANT BE W HER BECAUSE OF HIS DUTY AS A FATHER AS A HUSBAND AND LANA’S FLAWLESS ACTING TOO AS ALWAYS PAINED MY CHEST, WHEN HE SAID IT SHE LEANED UP TO HIM FOR A KISS THEN SHE REMEMBERED SHE CANT AND KNOWING HE IS IN LOVE W HER, SHE IS SMILING AND HAPPY AT THAT AND HER EYES SOMEWHAT FULL OF UNSHED TEARS AND SHE SAYS SHE KNOWS THEY CANT BE TOGETHER AND IT BOTH PAINS THEM AND IT FUXKING PAINS ME TOO WHY DONT THEY JUST CRUSH MY HEART INSTEAD DJJDKDKDLDLR
It rly hurts, but Robin and Regina’s story is so beautiful and knowing Robin is in love w Regina makes my heart happy and Regina altho still not yet admitting her feelings, I know she loves him and she’s so selfless with her love it makes me cry. Bjdjdkskskks
I’m sorry I rambled and cant even put this under a cut (i’m just on mobile) and I just have so many feeeeels abt OQ after the recent ep and I just had to get all these out :”)
Oh but it broke my heart, like slowly tore it apart, whyyyyyyy, because of the fact only two days ago they were kissing on that same spot and it really must hurt for Regina. I’m fine, just let me drown in my own pool of tears here. (I’m happy Robin said it didn’t work coz he is in love with someone else, but it still pained me *clutches chest*) A&E really knows how to stick it straight to the feels eh? laskjdaksjdkas
Gentle reminder that Robin Hood despised magic, thinks its dangerous and never worth messing with. He spoke of Maleficent as a sorceress yet he sought the help of Regina, who was also a sorceress. Coz he trusts her so much and he may have heard of her dark magic, but what he saw of her was she used light magic and used magic to also save others, for example, his son. Just sayin’
"AND ALSO WHY SHE LOVES ROBIN HOOD"
"AND YET HE’S IN LOVE WITH REGINA"
Regina will selflessly help Marian, even if she knows he chose her, even if she will bear the pain of seeing Robin and his family happy.
I have never doubted Robin. Robin, whom the Evil Queen’s black knights chased him and his merry men before, but saw her as a mother, and that everybody deserves a second chance, who saw Regina as a broken, and lonely soul, who thinks its not right for her to give in to an eternal middle, Robin, who have heard great and terrible things about the Evil Queen, yet had the audacity to flirt with her, even if he knew her reputation. Robin, who had the nerve to ask for a drink with her because he is interested with her Robin, who asked Regina why trust a common thief with her heart, and if only his son was not compromised, he would not give it up, and he promised to get it back, and he did. Robin, who sees her as his second chance, because Regina, almost half of her life, people looked at her as the Evil Queen. Robin, who sees through Regina, and knows she’s not alright, so he makes her feel better, and treats her so preciously and makes her smile. Robin, Robin, who had believed Regina will defeat the wicked witch, who stood by her side, during the fight with her. Robin who is happy for her that she has her heart, stronger than ever, and was happy when he found out they are soulmates. Robin, whose dead wife came back, and insisted that Regina and Marian should meet, because she is not what Marian thinks Regina is, a monster. Robin, who understands her, and says Regina is the furthest thing from a monster. They are alike, they have a dark past, but the past is in the past, he knows who she is now, who she was before. Robin, who admits what they had was real, and that his feelings are real. Robin, who broke Regina’s heart by choosing to be with his wife again, who set aside his happiness and feelings because he lives by code and morals and vows.
Robin is not perfect, he has flaws, the choices he makes are based on being honorable and living by his code. But, all the things I have said above, makes me believe in him all the more. As I have always said, Regina needs someone who will love her for who she is, and who she was before. Who will love her despite her flaws, who will tear down her walls, who will accept her despite everything she has done in the past, despite her, being a monster.
I want Robin and Will to meet asap coz I need Will to say to Robin, “Don’t mess with magic? Heard you and the Evil Queen. She is the mother of all magic, Robin” sth along those lololol. And kinda have a sassfest.
And I thought maybe Regina not wanting to be mayor coz she doesn’t want to spend time on that office coz ~*memories*~ sighhhh
- REGINA WITH “GO AWAY”
- SNOW WITH “YOU FORGOT I WAS A BANDIT”
- REGINA WITH “STROLLER THREW ME OFF, GET A NANNY”
- REGINA STILL BEING SASSY TO SNOW
- SNOW SITTING DOWN BESIDE REGINA TALKING ABOUT HER NOTE
- SNOW SAYS SHE SEEMS LIKE GIVING UP YEAH REMEMBER WHEN REGINA GAVE SNOW A NOTE MAYBE SNOW IS THINKING REGINA WILL NOT COME BACK AGAIN
- JFC MY FEEEEELS IM CRYING IDEK
- REGINA WITH “SORRY IM OUT OF THE LEADERSHIP BUSINESS, I WAS MAYOR COZ I CAST THE FIRST CURSE, THIS ONE’S IS YOURS WELCOME TO PUBLIC OFFICE” SO THIS MEANS REGINA IS NOT THE MAYOR FORREALZ NOW LASKJDLSD ASDKLSJD LSDFKJSD LFSDFLSKJF IDK HOW TO DEAL WITH THAT HOW DO WE DEAL WITH THIS THO
- SNOW WITH “IDK HOW” REGINA WITH “YOU LED A KINGDOM ONCE, YOU CAN DO IT AGAIN” OMG I’M RLY NOT OKAY
- SNOW WITH “THIS IS DIFFERENT, I HAVE A BABY NOW, HOW DO YOU JUGGLE THINGS” AND THAT IS WHEN SNOW REALIZES THAT WHAT REGINA DID WAS GREAT AND HOW SHE REALIZED THE PPL IS EVIL, AND DEFENDED HER I CANNOT
- REGINA SASSES BACK” I’M NOT RUNNING A PARENTING SMEINAR’ LOLOLOL THEN SHE SAYS A CLUE, TO THE POWERPLANT YOU GO SNOW LOL
- REGINA ASKING ABOUT HENRY SNOW SAYING HER TEMPORARY SEEMS LIKE ALONG TIME AND REGINA SAYING SHE KNOW WHAT SHE’S DOING AND THEN SNOW HOPES SO
- LEAVE ME HERE WHILE I CRY SNOW QUEEN TEARS AND DROWN ON THEM
- BECAUSE FGS WHY DID THEY CUT THIS WHYYYYYYYYY WHYYYY WHYYYYYYYYY I AM NOT OKAQY
Just some ramblings about 4x02;
- Liked Mama Mayor Snow, as much as I hope its not the end for our dear Madam Mayor, but Snow shouting in a fit of rage was hilarious and figuring out how to put the power back on was brilliant, and baby Neal!
- Loving Emma/Elsa brotp already, this is what I like about Emma, even if most times she annoys me, her character, but I do not dismiss that most outsiders, like Anton, the Lost boys, she can have a speech or empathize with them quickly, that; I really like about her
- I was cackling sfm with Longhair!Shepherd charming hahaha, but it was nice to see her mother, Ruth
- And can I say more to Bo Beep?!?! Hahahah! At first reading the press release sounds absurd, but the actress who played her was great to me, or the fact she has cockney accent and accents are my weakness. And the fact she is a butcher in SB lol!
- I also liked that Anna was the one who taught Charming how to swordfight, badass female, yes yes yes!
- And also the fact that Bo Beep can wield a sword too, that was badassery hbicness too
- But now, looks like Anna and Elsa and maybe Kristoff froze with the 1st dark curse? or they just don’t age? Ughhh A&E and their timelines gives me headaches but I love it coz they challenge my logic lol
- Henry and trying to google how to help Regina cope with a break up awwhhhhhh! with the DVD, ice cream and the wine, and his sassback to Emma hahahahah “I googled how to get over a breakup but it didn’t talk about your boyfriend’s dead wife time traveling from the past” TOUCHE BOY, TOUCHE! (he got it from his momma)
- LOL at Regina and the raven messenger it was so villainous eh
- And SNOW QUEEN! I havent seen all of LOST forgive me, but I already liked Liz and I watched the Suliet remembering scene and I creyed my heart out so yes, I already like Elizabeth Mitchell
- Uhmmmm I kinda had feels when CS was snuggling and shit and I don’t even ship CS but I can tolerate them but I had feels in that particular moment, I also noticed the true love theme bit when Emma and Hook hugged after she got out of ice cave, WHYYYYYYYY
- AND THEN HENRY AND REGINA, HENRY AND REGINA IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURTS
- EVERYTHING IS REGAL BELIEVER AND FUCKING BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING FUCKING HURTS
- Regina was not driving Henry away, I understand she has mixed emotions about what happened, as I have said, she is mad, sad, angry and heartbroken, and her thought process is not at its best, she is struggling, and may not have want Henry to see her like that, but then again, I love how Henry did not give up on her, and she opened to only him, and that’s saying everything
All in all, I enjoyed this ep, I just hoped they did not cut the Snow x Queen scene tho. Ughh. I just like how the pace seem to be quicker now, as opposed back in 3A where Neverland dragged on and on. I am glad they’re taking it this way, and I am liking the Frozen incorporation thus far (despite the back to the shitty CGI effects LOLOL)
"Only an act of TL can thaw a frozen heart"
And I cackled, I know, I’m sorry because if that’s the only thing that can save Marian, then she’s really done. I mean Robin said he loved her, and Roland just met her a day ago. So its quite impossible he will be the one to save her. I mean, if in ep3, we get to see Marian bye bye already, then I’m here like, but its too soon???? but if she survives ep3 then I’m gonna be like, oh ffs we still have yet to deal with it, and I’m just here like, confused and at the same time ecstatic??? All I know is next ep we get OQ and I can’t wait~
AND YES, REGINA IN A PONYTAIL IN CASUAL CLOTHES AND MARIAN FROZEN AND ROBIN MAY TRY TO HAVE A TLK AND IF IT DOESNT WORK LOLOL THIS IS REALLY FANFIC COMING TO LIFE, I RLY WONDER IF TPTB READS OQ FANFICS COZ SINCE ROBIN GOING TO REGINA, THEN NOW HENRY GOING TO REGINA LOL.
I’m glad I could help :) I originally heard of it in my Survey of Medieval Literature course in college when one of my professors mentioned it :) I didn’t really think much of it except for being one of those interesting factoids to file away and then, when I got into OUAT, it hit me again at the finale and gave me hope for Outlaw Queen lol :)
I know she is a ‘Queen of the Shepherdesses’ which reminded me of Regina, being a Queen. She’s an archer, a huntress, regal and strong. She is seen in a version of the Robin Hood legend as his true love instead of Marian. Some claim her as a predecessor for Marian (which made me think of the parallel to Regina and the Tavern lol). I believe, in her story, it’s a bit violent and dark, but that it ends with Robin and Clorinda marrying and having children, which gave me hope for Outlaw Queen too :)
I did a small tumblr search and actually found quite a few posts that went very in detail about Clorinda :)
A post that compares Regina to Clorinda: x
A post that speaks of Marian, how she was added later, and speaks of Clorinda too: x
A post with the poem of Clorinda and Robin: x
A post with what appears to be essay excerpts on Clorinda: x
-And here are some links to sites that speak of her outside tumblr ;)
A physical tree that exists, believed to be the tree under which Robin and Clorinda wed: x
A painting from the British Museum of Clorinda and Robin: x
A summary of the Clorinda legend: x
A briefer summary of the Clorinda legend: x
And just for fun, a wikipedia search of ‘Clorinda’ reveals this lovely bit, “Clorinda, the predecessor of Maid Marian as Robin Hood’s love interest.”
And, even though this doesn’t relate exactly to Clorinda, it does semi-pertain to OUAT :) The BBC’s History Magazine website also has this quote by a Robin Hood expert x:
“‘It [Clorinda] is certainly not seen as a mainstream story within the legend of Robin Hood. That is part of the beauty, but also the curse of Robin Hood, because the story has meant different things to different people down the centuries, and the well known tales have been open to interpretation…’” (I add this mostly due to a prior post, that, because it’s a legend, there are many versions/interpretations of it, like in OUAT, even the experts agree there ;))
"While there are many references to Robin and Maid Marian as a couple in the Tales of Robin Hood, there are very few romance scenes." (which actually parallels OUAT, we hear about Marian many times, but see very, very few actual romantic scenes between her and Robin ;))
It’s a less-popular version of the legend, only appearing fully in, I believe, one work, however there are references in later works of authors using ‘Clorinda’ as one of Marian’s aliases, which, to me, means that they must have seen Clorinda as meaning something to continue to use her name later ;)
But it IS a version of the legend, just like OUAT is, and she made me think of Outlaw Queen, how they paired Robin with a ‘Queen’ in the show and a version of the legend ;)
Hope that helps! :)
Thank you for this lizzexx :D
Your answer to that ask about angry anon re: OQ was the one that made me research more about Clorinda :D