One of the things that struck me most about Bleeding Through is Eva. It’s not that she’s some bratty princess who tattles on Cora (who, btw, is not a victim. She was going to lie to a guy about fathering a baby and steal and she didn’t get away with it, that’s hardly a tragic story) but that she then proceeds to try and cheer Leopold up by promising him that he will one day have a pure child. That is some fucked up, weird thing to say right there. A pure child.
Then I got to thinking. Who’s the patron fairy of Eva’s family? Wanna say it with me? The Fucking Blue Fairy. Eva has been promised since her birth to Leopold. So far that’s the only time we’ve seen a betrothal of that kind. Makes me wonder if it wasn’t a suggestion from the Blue Fairy herself.
Moreover Eva seems dead-set on marrying Leopold even before they meet. Days after they meet she’s adoringly promising him some pure child, looking at him like he’s the sun and stars? Leopold might be the guy you choose once you get to know him but he’s no looker and not really into marrying Eva either, though Eva seems 100% in love already. What happened to her growing up to make her think it’s her destiny to marry Prince Baldy?
I’m calling it right not that this is part of the ultimate master plan of the Blue Fairy to create a pure child that would give birth to a child of True Love who would then give birth to the Truest Believer, all part of some plan that has to do with magic (saving it or something).
Oh, wank. Thou populest mine dash. Several people have asked me my thoughts on the highly controversial Bleeding Through stills and I thought I’d oblige in a post:
a. No, nothing in those stills comes even close to being a threat to Rumbelle. Besides this show giving us the ultimate reassurance regarding shipping (True Love’s kiss and the idea that true love trumps everything) Zelena is the reason why Rumple’s 300 year quest to get his son back has failed miserably. So no, nope, nothing to fear on that front.
b. Most people (myself included) are not disturbed about the pics because of the idea that this affects Rumbelle. We are disturbed because Rumple is being forced to kiss someone he doesn’t want to (and no mere peck either, it seems) and that, furthermore, has killed his son. And used HIM to do it (it’s all sorts of horrible, the way Zelena kills Bae so that Rumple can sort of indirectly blame himself for it). Even if it turns out to be a trap set out by Rumple it’s still all sorts of squeak.
c. The show has a horrible history of handling male sexual assault horribly. Like… the worst possible way. They should get a prize for that because I cannot think of worse ways to handle it. So I don’t look forward to Rumple being Zelena’s sex toy. Specially if A&E ever talk about it.
d. It’s an over-used plot, at this point. Cora already did it (no, not in the past, but when she formed a “truce” with Rumple to give him the globe) and Regina did it with Graham. I am tired of female villains being over-sexualized and everything having to do with people wanting to get into other people’s pants (Hook and Rumple… fighting over a woman, Hook and Bae with Emma, etc.).
e. What I like about Zelena is her obsession with Regina and the place she “stole” from her. That’s what I want the writers to focus in. Abandonment issues and how familiar love is just as important because look what happens when people are rejected by family. Instead we get Zelena playing the evil vixen.
f. It’s telling that Rumple is the only villain that doesn’t exhibit that need to sexually subjugate others or use sex or his sexuality to get something (he plays the flirt but it’s all an act). I think it’s demeaning to women that all female villains (with the exception, so far, of Maleficent) all exhibit this hyper-sexuality and the trope of “using sex as a weapon”. Women are more than that.
g. Despite all of this the episode was written by the one writer in the show that has openly discussed how horrible Regina’s treatment of Graham was so I am more than hopeful this will be handled well (at least in this episode). And I hope after this the focus can shift once more to Zelena’s obsession with Regina, which I find 100% more interesting.
Asked by Anonymous
No worries! Basically there are two amazing sites that are likely to have it as soon as it begins to air in Canada, so with a fast internet connection you can be watching it almost as soon as they do.
First Site: Scene Source
Almost guaranteed to have it first. Also it’ll provide a fuckton of links. Try to find Billionuploads, Putlocker (now called Fire something), bitshare or netload, those are the fastest.
Second Site: DDValley
Might take a few more minutes than the other but they usually have a lot of links from the get go. Best one’s usually the “Direct Download” from Multiuploads.
For any and all series those are the go-to sites. I recommend both. Usually the first links to appear are for MP4, but if you wait because you want really, really good quality you can get a MKV relatively fast too. Those are a lot heavier, though, so they’re not for the impatient people!