astolenrelic:

THE SORTING HAT → Downton Abbey: Violet Crawley (Slytherin)

It does seem odd to have a Maggie Smith character in Slytherin, considering she played McGonagall so perfectly and McGonagall is throughly Gryffindor. That said, the Dowager Countess is definitely Slytherin, but in a good way. She does do things the proper way and if that fails she says hell with it, I’ll do it my way, I’ll pull strings and get what I want. She only uses her cunning and amibtion for good, though. Lady Mary takes after her, and Lady Mary is also a Slytherin in the positive sense.

astolenrelic:

THE SORTING HAT → Downton Abbey: Violet Crawley (Slytherin)

It does seem odd to have a Maggie Smith character in Slytherin, considering she played McGonagall so perfectly and McGonagall is throughly Gryffindor. That said, the Dowager Countess is definitely Slytherin, but in a good way. She does do things the proper way and if that fails she says hell with it, I’ll do it my way, I’ll pull strings and get what I want. She only uses her cunning and amibtion for good, though. Lady Mary takes after her, and Lady Mary is also a Slytherin in the positive sense.

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astolenrelic:

THE SORTING HAT → Downton Abbey: Anna Smith (Hufflepuff)

So true! I see Anna in Gryffindor so often and while that’s not entirely the wrong house, I don’t think that’s her. Anna was all about loyalty. She helped Mary move a body, she stood by Bates through thick and thin even when he tried to tell her to find someone else (Remus/Tonks, anyone) and fought to clear his name (Hufflepuffs are just), and was kind to everyone even Thomas who tried to have Bates fired. Plus, she called people out when they crossed a line, and let’s not forget in season four she kept being raped a secret so Bates wouldn’t do something rash. She is motivated by loyalty and fairness, not daring or chivalry. She’s brave but her bravery stems from her loyalty.

astolenrelic:

THE SORTING HAT → Downton Abbey: Anna Smith (Hufflepuff)

So true! I see Anna in Gryffindor so often and while that’s not entirely the wrong house, I don’t think that’s her. Anna was all about loyalty. She helped Mary move a body, she stood by Bates through thick and thin even when he tried to tell her to find someone else (Remus/Tonks, anyone) and fought to clear his name (Hufflepuffs are just), and was kind to everyone even Thomas who tried to have Bates fired. Plus, she called people out when they crossed a line, and let’s not forget in season four she kept being raped a secret so Bates wouldn’t do something rash. She is motivated by loyalty and fairness, not daring or chivalry. She’s brave but her bravery stems from her loyalty.

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harrypotterconfessions:

I’m a big fan of Downton Abbey and sometimes I like to pretend Sybil and Branson are Ted and Andromeda.

I think that, too. Fortunately, the Crawleys are nothing like the Blacks, though both families are rich and powerful, the Crawleys are still accepted Sybil’s decision and eventually accepted Branson, and are generally a good, loving family, not as extreme as the Blacks. Though I do think Lady Mary is a Slytherin.

harrypotterconfessions:

I’m a big fan of Downton Abbey and sometimes I like to pretend Sybil and Branson are Ted and Andromeda.

I think that, too. Fortunately, the Crawleys are nothing like the Blacks, though both families are rich and powerful, the Crawleys are still accepted Sybil’s decision and eventually accepted Branson, and are generally a good, loving family, not as extreme as the Blacks. Though I do think Lady Mary is a Slytherin.

After all Katniss had been through, two Hunger Games (one which was specifically made to kill her), the revolution, losing many people she cared about including her sister, who she loved above all others. she needed to believe in the good of human nature and have hope again

That’s why she married Peeta. He brought out a soft side in her, he made her feel safe and see that the world could be a better place. Gale, while he was a good friend, couldn’t give her that.He had grown too vengeful, and Katniss didn’t need that. Gale was hardened by the harsh world they lived in, he’s not the white knight I’ve seem some posts on here make him out to be.

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cbowdidge:

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harrypotterconfessions:

It can’t be both. Before people start insisting that JKR never meant for the Slytherins to be understandable here, there’s no indication of that. No one ever condemned the Slytherins for leaving. The complaint just makes it sound like people can’t make up their minds. Like the claim that JKR purposely wrote all the Slytherins as unlikeable, a complaint often made by the two-thirds of fandom who like or at least sympathize with the Slytherins, so she clearly did not. When JKR wants characters to be completely unlikeable, she writes them that way: no one likes Umbridge, for example. It’s more likely she knew, as any author knows, that Slytherin House and her Slytherin characters did not need her personal stamp of approval on every page to be liked by her readers, so she wrote them the way she saw them in her mind. What comes across in the books is thatSlytherin probably isn’t her favorite house. That doesn’t mean that we weren’t supposed to like them.

Just to be clear - the Slytherins didn’t just “leave”. Many of them were going to come back with more people to fight with, but got held up or the battle was already ending. Not to mention that Slytherin wasn’t the ONLY house where people left. Plenty of Hufflepuffs, Gryffindors, and Ravenclaws left too. Not every single person in any of these houses stayed. Does that make them terrible people? NO. IT WAS A WIZARDING -WAR-. Many of their deaths were inevitable, especially if they were younger. They shouldn’t have been expected to stay and fight. So, yeah, I see your point and such but I just wanted to point this out. 

According to JKR, they did come back.  We didn’t see the Slytherins faces because 1) as you said, it’s war, there’s hardly time to observe all the faces 2) Harry was highly prejudiced against Slytherins, he wouldn’t have known the ones who came back.  More Hufflepuffs stayed then Ravenclaws BUT there was Zacharias Smith pushing his way IN FRONT OF FIRST YEARS to get out. I wonder what people want from a good Slytherin, someone like Harry? Slytherins are known for self-preservation and cunning, they’re not going to run headlong when they’re outnumbered into almost certain death. They’re going to make sure the odds are in their favour.

Thank you! I thought I had read that they did in fact come back, but I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to fact-check before reblogging the first time. I completely agree, and it actually makes me angry how Slytherins were written. Their were many opportunities for Harry to have an ally that was in Slytherin, a tolerant worth-while ally who didn’t got the stereotypical “evil” Slytherin archetype. But no, the best representation we get (I’m assuming you’re a Slytherin? If I’m incorrect, feel free to correct me) is Snape and Slughorn, which shines the brightest in the epilogue of Deathly Hallows. I guess I should appreciate it more than I do, I just feel like there were so many more chances for Slytherin to shine that weren’t written. Similarly, in the Deathly Hallows Part Two film, I got incredibly angry when they changed how Harry came back to Hogwarts. When McGonagall is dealing with the Slytherins, and decides to send them to the dungeons? That’s more tolerant than that, it never would have realistically happened. And if it had, a lot of my respect for her would have been lost. Anyway, that was a tangent - thanks for your comment! I agree completely. :)

Harry got a bad taste in his mouth from Malfoy (and he’s not the misunderstood boy his fandom paints him as). We see Slughorn, but also Andromeda, who isn’t a main character but she was a Slytheirn and she defied her family, and Regulus who sacrificed his life for Kreacher, and yes Snape (I’m not a Snape worshipper), so we do see examples. Harry was a bit close-minded about Slytheirns, he was pretty convinced they were all bad and the stories are from his POV and about his journey to defeat Voldemort, not about Slytherins (they make great fanfic material). I would like to see more but I think we need to understand context. I’m a Hufflepuff, btw :) but I don’t hate Slytherins, in fact I’m writing a story from a Slytherin POV. Oh and Merlin was a Slytherin. Yeah, that bit about McGonagall locking Slytheirns in the dungeion is BS, McGonagall would never do that! Kloves didn’t understand nuance at times.

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cbowdidge:

hannahibalecter:

harrypotterconfessions:

It can’t be both. Before people start insisting that JKR never meant for the Slytherins to be understandable here, there’s no indication of that. No one ever condemned the Slytherins for leaving. The complaint just makes it sound like people can’t make up their minds. Like the claim that JKR purposely wrote all the Slytherins as unlikeable, a complaint often made by the two-thirds of fandom who like or at least sympathize with the Slytherins, so she clearly did not. When JKR wants characters to be completely unlikeable, she writes them that way: no one likes Umbridge, for example. It’s more likely she knew, as any author knows, that Slytherin House and her Slytherin characters did not need her personal stamp of approval on every page to be liked by her readers, so she wrote them the way she saw them in her mind. What comes across in the books is thatSlytherin probably isn’t her favorite house. That doesn’t mean that we weren’t supposed to like them.

Just to be clear - the Slytherins didn’t just “leave”. Many of them were going to come back with more people to fight with, but got held up or the battle was already ending. Not to mention that Slytherin wasn’t the ONLY house where people left. Plenty of Hufflepuffs, Gryffindors, and Ravenclaws left too. Not every single person in any of these houses stayed. Does that make them terrible people? NO. IT WAS A WIZARDING -WAR-. Many of their deaths were inevitable, especially if they were younger. They shouldn’t have been expected to stay and fight. So, yeah, I see your point and such but I just wanted to point this out. 

According to JKR, they did come back.  We didn’t see the Slytherins faces because 1) as you said, it’s war, there’s hardly time to observe all the faces 2) Harry was highly prejudiced against Slytherins, he wouldn’t have known the ones who came back.  More Hufflepuffs stayed then Ravenclaws BUT there was Zacharias Smith pushing his way IN FRONT OF FIRST YEARS to get out. I wonder what people want from a good Slytherin, someone like Harry? Slytherins are known for self-preservation and cunning, they’re not going to run headlong when they’re outnumbered into almost certain death. They’re going to make sure the odds are in their favour.

Thank you! I thought I had read that they did in fact come back, but I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to fact-check before reblogging the first time. I completely agree, and it actually makes me angry how Slytherins were written. Their were many opportunities for Harry to have an ally that was in Slytherin, a tolerant worth-while ally who didn’t got the stereotypical “evil” Slytherin archetype. But no, the best representation we get (I’m assuming you’re a Slytherin? If I’m incorrect, feel free to correct me) is Snape and Slughorn, which shines the brightest in the epilogue of Deathly Hallows. I guess I should appreciate it more than I do, I just feel like there were so many more chances for Slytherin to shine that weren’t written. Similarly, in the Deathly Hallows Part Two film, I got incredibly angry when they changed how Harry came back to Hogwarts. When McGonagall is dealing with the Slytherins, and decides to send them to the dungeons? That’s more tolerant than that, it never would have realistically happened. And if it had, a lot of my respect for her would have been lost.
Anyway, that was a tangent - thanks for your comment! I agree completely. :)

Harry got a bad taste in his mouth from Malfoy (and he’s not the misunderstood boy his fandom paints him as). We see Slughorn, but also Andromeda, who isn’t a main character but she was a Slytheirn and she defied her family, and Regulus who sacrificed his life for Kreacher, and yes Snape (I’m not a Snape worshipper), so we do see examples. Harry was a bit close-minded about Slytheirns, he was pretty convinced they were all bad and the stories are from his POV and about his journey to defeat Voldemort, not about Slytherins (they make great fanfic material). I would like to see more but I think we need to understand context. I’m a Hufflepuff, btw :) but I don’t hate Slytherins, in fact I’m writing a story from a Slytherin POV. Oh and Merlin was a Slytherin. Yeah, that bit about McGonagall locking Slytheirns in the dungeion is BS, McGonagall would never do that! Kloves didn’t understand nuance at times.

hannahibalecter:

harrypotterconfessions:

It can’t be both. Before people start insisting that JKR never meant for the Slytherins to be understandable here, there’s no indication of that. No one ever condemned the Slytherins for leaving. The complaint just makes it sound like people can’t make up their minds. Like the claim that JKR purposely wrote all the Slytherins as unlikeable, a complaint often made by the two-thirds of fandom who like or at least sympathize with the Slytherins, so she clearly did not. When JKR wants characters to be completely unlikeable, she writes them that way: no one likes Umbridge, for example. It’s more likely she knew, as any author knows, that Slytherin House and her Slytherin characters did not need her personal stamp of approval on every page to be liked by her readers, so she wrote them the way she saw them in her mind. What comes across in the books is thatSlytherin probably isn’t her favorite house. That doesn’t mean that we weren’t supposed to like them.

Just to be clear - the Slytherins didn’t just “leave”. Many of them were going to come back with more people to fight with, but got held up or the battle was already ending. Not to mention that Slytherin wasn’t the ONLY house where people left. Plenty of Hufflepuffs, Gryffindors, and Ravenclaws left too. Not every single person in any of these houses stayed. Does that make them terrible people? NO. IT WAS A WIZARDING -WAR-. Many of their deaths were inevitable, especially if they were younger. They shouldn’t have been expected to stay and fight. So, yeah, I see your point and such but I just wanted to point this out. 

According to JKR, they did come back.  We didn’t see the Slytherins faces because 1) as you said, it’s war, there’s hardly time to observe all the faces 2) Harry was highly prejudiced against Slytherins, he wouldn’t have known the ones who came back.  More Hufflepuffs stayed then Ravenclaws BUT there was Zacharias Smith pushing his way IN FRONT OF FIRST YEARS to get out. I wonder what people want from a good Slytherin, someone like Harry? Slytherins are known for self-preservation and cunning, they’re not going to run headlong when they’re outnumbered into almost certain death. They’re going to make sure the odds are in their favour.

hannahibalecter:

harrypotterconfessions:

It can’t be both. Before people start insisting that JKR never meant for the Slytherins to be understandable here, there’s no indication of that. No one ever condemned the Slytherins for leaving. The complaint just makes it sound like people can’t make up their minds. Like the claim that JKR purposely wrote all the Slytherins as unlikeable, a complaint often made by the two-thirds of fandom who like or at least sympathize with the Slytherins, so she clearly did not. When JKR wants characters to be completely unlikeable, she writes them that way: no one likes Umbridge, for example. It’s more likely she knew, as any author knows, that Slytherin House and her Slytherin characters did not need her personal stamp of approval on every page to be liked by her readers, so she wrote them the way she saw them in her mind. What comes across in the books is thatSlytherin probably isn’t her favorite house. That doesn’t mean that we weren’t supposed to like them.

Just to be clear - the Slytherins didn’t just “leave”. Many of them were going to come back with more people to fight with, but got held up or the battle was already ending. Not to mention that Slytherin wasn’t the ONLY house where people left. Plenty of Hufflepuffs, Gryffindors, and Ravenclaws left too. Not every single person in any of these houses stayed. Does that make them terrible people? NO. IT WAS A WIZARDING -WAR-. Many of their deaths were inevitable, especially if they were younger. They shouldn’t have been expected to stay and fight. So, yeah, I see your point and such but I just wanted to point this out. 

According to JKR, they did come back.  We didn’t see the Slytherins faces because 1) as you said, it’s war, there’s hardly time to observe all the faces 2) Harry was highly prejudiced against Slytherins, he wouldn’t have known the ones who came back.  More Hufflepuffs stayed then Ravenclaws BUT there was Zacharias Smith pushing his way IN FRONT OF FIRST YEARS to get out. I wonder what people want from a good Slytherin, someone like Harry? Slytherins are known for self-preservation and cunning, they’re not going to run headlong when they’re outnumbered into almost certain death. They’re going to make sure the odds are in their favour.

This bugs me, too. How would she know what it means when she’s never heard it? This was one way she was (at the time) unfamiliar with andRon had to explain what it meant and why it was so bad (though Harry and Hermione didn’t know what it meant they knew it was rude). In the film she knows exactly what it means and explains. Seems like another way the writer’s had to make her know everything and take away Ron’s chance to be in the know.

This bugs me, too. How would she know what it means when she’s never heard it? This was one way she was (at the time) unfamiliar with andRon had to explain what it meant and why it was so bad (though Harry and Hermione didn’t know what it meant they knew it was rude). In the film she knows exactly what it means and explains. Seems like another way the writer’s had to make her know everything and take away Ron’s chance to be in the know.

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Slytherin traits are about getting what you want

That doesn’t make the house evil. They’re not the nicest but we do see examples of Slytherins who aren’t all that bad. No one in Potterverse is perfect. Slughorn is the one who rallied the troops and who came back to fight Voldemort. Harry would not have recognized the Slytherins who fought, he was pretty against making friends with them (a flaw on his part). Slytherins aren’t going to be knights in shining armor, they’re the ones who say “We’re outnumbered, I’m coming back for reinforcement” and who carefully plan and scheme and go for what they want. There’s something to be admired in that, too.

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cbowdidge:

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procharmingfamily:

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procharmingfamily:

onceuponatime-confessions:

“I find it funny how people say that Neal does not have rights over Henry because being the biological father means nothing. And that same people thinks Emma should keep Henry just because she is the biological mother. Like it or not, Regina IS Henry’s mother in every way. Emma just came into their lives in a very bad way, taking the boy away from her, technically Emma has kidnapped Henry many times. It’s just so wrong. The Charming family ALWAYS get their way.”

Seriously?! The Charming Family always got their way?! Snow White and Prince Charming lost both their parents. They had to fight in battles to stop Regina and King George from killing them. They were continually separated from each other due to outside forces that wanted them apart. And they had to send their daughter away because someone was trying to kill/curse her. That is not getting their way
An it is funny how people say that Emma took Henry away from Regina—Henry came to her. He went looking for her and found her and begged her to stay.
Emma herself had no intention of staying until Regina suddenly turned hostile and literally threatened to destroy her. That made Emma stay, and even then she still did not try to take Henry away from Regina. It was only until she finally realized that Regina was malicious and cruel and dangerous that she realized that Henry was not safe with her.

I love how the confessor started out to bitch about unfairness to Neal, but ended on just shitting on Emma and the Charmings 

The Charming’s are basically the scapegoat in this fandom.

Remember that post I sent to you? Yeah, they pretty much use the Charmings as a scapegoat. 

Snapefen, Phangirls and the most extreme Evil Regals are all cut from the same cloth: Their character= right, no matter how terrible their actions are (and Regina has done some horrible things, even she knows it), anyone else, but esp those who call them out or confront them= wrong and horrible people. I think who ever posted this confession is overlooking the entire first season, and even parts of the second season. Regina is a great characer, and Lana Parilla makes you feel for her,  BUT she is NOT the victim of the Charmings, in fact she’s done more to them, then they have to her. 

woooow now. Don’t bring Snape fans into this. There is only a very small minority of Snape fans who are even like that, despite what Tv Tropes claims, and they reside on FF.N and live journal. If you want to use a Harry Potter example then look at the Gryffindor fans or even Draco Fans. 

Snapefen are the small group I mean, and oh yes, Draco fans, definitely. I can also see that mentality in Gryffindor, I feel like their flaws are overlooked. Sirius is a big example, I’ve seen many of fans tend to make him into a saint and he definitely wasn’t. 

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cbowdidge:

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procharmingfamily:

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procharmingfamily:

onceuponatime-confessions:

I find it funny how people say that Neal does not have rights over Henry because being the biological father means nothing. And that same people thinks Emma should keep Henry just because she is the biological mother. Like it or not, Regina IS Henry’s mother in every way. Emma just came into their lives in a very bad way, taking the boy away from her, technically Emma has kidnapped Henry many times. It’s just so wrong. The Charming family ALWAYS get their way.”

Seriously?! The Charming Family always got their way?! Snow White and Prince Charming lost both their parents. They had to fight in battles to stop Regina and King George from killing them. They were continually separated from each other due to outside forces that wanted them apart. And they had to send their daughter away because someone was trying to kill/curse her. That is not getting their way

An it is funny how people say that Emma took Henry away from Regina—Henry came to her. He went looking for her and found her and begged her to stay.

Emma herself had no intention of staying until Regina suddenly turned hostile and literally threatened to destroy her. That made Emma stay, and even then she still did not try to take Henry away from Regina. It was only until she finally realized that Regina was malicious and cruel and dangerous that she realized that Henry was not safe with her.

I love how the confessor started out to bitch about unfairness to Neal, but ended on just shitting on Emma and the Charmings 

The Charming’s are basically the scapegoat in this fandom.

Remember that post I sent to you? Yeah, they pretty much use the Charmings as a scapegoat. 

Snapefen, Phangirls and the most extreme Evil Regals are all cut from the same cloth: Their character= right, no matter how terrible their actions are (and Regina has done some horrible things, even she knows it), anyone else, but esp those who call them out or confront them= wrong and horrible people. I think who ever posted this confession is overlooking the entire first season, and even parts of the second season. Regina is a great characer, and Lana Parilla makes you feel for her,  BUT she is NOT the victim of the Charmings, in fact she’s done more to them, then they have to her. 

woooow now. Don’t bring Snape fans into this. There is only a very small minority of Snape fans who are even like that, despite what Tv Tropes claims, and they reside on FF.N and live journal. If you want to use a Harry Potter example then look at the Gryffindor fans or even Draco Fans. 

Snapefen are the small group I mean, and oh yes, Draco fans, definitely. I can also see that mentality in Gryffindor, I feel like their flaws are overlooked. Sirius is a big example, I’ve seen many of fans tend to make him into a saint and he definitely wasn’t. 

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procharmingfamily:

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procharmingfamily:

onceuponatime-confessions:

“I find it funny how people say that Neal does not have rights over Henry because being the biological father means nothing. And that same people thinks Emma should keep Henry just because she is the biological mother. Like it or not, Regina IS Henry’s mother in every way. Emma just came into their lives in a very bad way, taking the boy away from her, technically Emma has kidnapped Henry many times. It’s just so wrong. The Charming family ALWAYS get their way.”

Seriously?! The Charming Family always got their way?! Snow White and Prince Charming lost both their parents. They had to fight in battles to stop Regina and King George from killing them. They were continually separated from each other due to outside forces that wanted them apart. And they had to send their daughter away because someone was trying to kill/curse her. That is not getting their way
An it is funny how people say that Emma took Henry away from Regina—Henry came to her. He went looking for her and found her and begged her to stay.
Emma herself had no intention of staying until Regina suddenly turned hostile and literally threatened to destroy her. That made Emma stay, and even then she still did not try to take Henry away from Regina. It was only until she finally realized that Regina was malicious and cruel and dangerous that she realized that Henry was not safe with her.

I love how the confessor started out to bitch about unfairness to Neal, but ended on just shitting on Emma and the Charmings 

The Charming’s are basically the scapegoat in this fandom.

Remember that post I sent to you? Yeah, they pretty much use the Charmings as a scapegoat. 

Snapefen, Phangirls and the most extreme Evil Regals are all cut from the same cloth: Their character= right, no matter how terrible their actions are (and Regina has done some horrible things, even she knows it), anyone else, but esp those who call them out or confront them= wrong and horrible people. I think who ever posted this confession is overlooking the entire first season, and even parts of the second season. Regina is a great characer, and Lana Parilla makes you feel for her,  BUT she is NOT the victim of the Charmings, in fact she’s done more to them, then they have to her. 

capricornicis:

procharmingfamily:

capricornicis:

procharmingfamily:

onceuponatime-confessions:

I find it funny how people say that Neal does not have rights over Henry because being the biological father means nothing. And that same people thinks Emma should keep Henry just because she is the biological mother. Like it or not, Regina IS Henry’s mother in every way. Emma just came into their lives in a very bad way, taking the boy away from her, technically Emma has kidnapped Henry many times. It’s just so wrong. The Charming family ALWAYS get their way.”

Seriously?! The Charming Family always got their way?! Snow White and Prince Charming lost both their parents. They had to fight in battles to stop Regina and King George from killing them. They were continually separated from each other due to outside forces that wanted them apart. And they had to send their daughter away because someone was trying to kill/curse her. That is not getting their way

An it is funny how people say that Emma took Henry away from Regina—Henry came to her. He went looking for her and found her and begged her to stay.

Emma herself had no intention of staying until Regina suddenly turned hostile and literally threatened to destroy her. That made Emma stay, and even then she still did not try to take Henry away from Regina. It was only until she finally realized that Regina was malicious and cruel and dangerous that she realized that Henry was not safe with her.

I love how the confessor started out to bitch about unfairness to Neal, but ended on just shitting on Emma and the Charmings 

The Charming’s are basically the scapegoat in this fandom.

Remember that post I sent to you? Yeah, they pretty much use the Charmings as a scapegoat. 

Snapefen, Phangirls and the most extreme Evil Regals are all cut from the same cloth: Their character= right, no matter how terrible their actions are (and Regina has done some horrible things, even she knows it), anyone else, but esp those who call them out or confront them= wrong and horrible people. I think who ever posted this confession is overlooking the entire first season, and even parts of the second season. Regina is a great characer, and Lana Parilla makes you feel for her,  BUT she is NOT the victim of the Charmings, in fact she’s done more to them, then they have to her.