Umm… so Ruby’s only interesting if she’s half of a couple?
I don’t understand this, because she’s a character just like any other character. What else could they do? She’s got a friendship with Snow, with Charming. We get hints of an aunt-like relationship with Henry. We never got anything with her and Emma post curse break despite the fact that she and Snow are tight. We could have seen her relationship with Whale or Archie. We could have seen more of her friendship with Belle (after she apologized for locking her up.) I would have loved to have seen a storyline with her and George, given that he killed Gus Gus and framed her.
There’s dozens of things that could have been done with her, rather then shunting her to the sidelines until Meghan was forced to look for work elsewhere.
I think they had to ditch her because a werewolf was too powerful a character for the show at that time. Having a character that could single handedly (single pawedly?) take out divisions of enemy troops without breaking a sweat, and with the ability to find a villain in about 2 seconds by their sense of smell was never going to go well.
It is possible to have a werewolf character as a functioning and non-overpowering member of an ensemble cast, Terry Pratchett has been proving that for years with Constable Angua on Discworld, but generally speaking werewolves require a lot of space when used as characters, both literally and metaphorically, and unless you can set up a plausible reason for them to not be able to do something, they overwhelm the others. For example, criminals in Ankh-Morpork have learned to cover their tracks with a peppermint bomb to overwhelm her sense of smell
Trapping a werewolf in a small town without the ability to escape was never a good idea in the first place. Then to compound the error by bringing in a stranger whose the critical plot point was that no one could recognise her disguised as other people was essentially the end for Ruby, because they clearly didn’t think about her when they were planning the storyline.
I’m catching up on Criminal Minds. Up to the 17th ep, and it’s bugging me that they keep calling the unsub ‘the replicater.’ What happened to not naming unsubs?
Unfortunately, it just makes me automatically think of these from Stargate:
The Bowl of Soup story told by Bobby himself!!!
It took so long to record this… stupid internet acting up again…
Anyway Enjoy!!! (it really does sound better with a Scottish accent XD )
I don’t believe I could call myself a Oncer and not have this on my blog.
Keenquing was talking about dreamcasting Hades. For the record, this is my vote:
Yes. Just… yes.
Go Bonnie, go! Fly my pretty!
RUSSIA IN OPTIMISTIC EUROVISION SONG SHOCKER! !
|Eddy:||So congratulations! You're a regular now!|
|Adam:||So You'll appear in the first episode. But Belle will only whinge about Rumple not killing Regina. Then when Rumple finds a way around that, she will leave and then come back.|
|Eddy:||I know right?!?! And then you won't appear again until episode 4.|
|Emilie:||Wait, what? Don't regulars appear in every episode?|
|Adam:||Normally, but you won't. Anyway moving along.|
|Eddy:||In episode 4, we will lock Belle up again on a mine cart and try to send her over the town line. But thanks to Ruby who she will become best friends with, Rumple will find you and save you in time.|
|Adam:||And then we won't see you again for another two weeks!|
|Eddy:||Yep! Then when Belle reappears, we will lock her back up again. This time to a book case in the library by Ruby.|
|Emilie:||This is getting kinda old now. Let me guess, I will get another two week break?|
|Adam:||No. Why would you think that? You're going to get a two minute scene in the diner on a date with Rumple and Regina will interrupt! But that'll be all for that episode.|
|Eddy:||And then the week after that you'll only appear locked up in a flashback for two minutes.|
|Emilie:||Again with the locking Belle up thing?|
|Adam:||The week after that you'll only get another two minute scene before the Charmings interrupt you while you and Rumple are on a picnic date in Mr Gold's shop.|
|Emilie:||You know, for a regular I really don't feel like I'm getting very much screen time.|
|Eddy:||Shhh. You're going to get heaps compared to Meghan. The next episode is going to be your centric episode! It'll take place after you left Rumple's castle in Skin Deep. Belle will go in search for a beast causing damage everywhere it goes. You'll meet Mulan on the way. Then you will discover that the beast is actually Prince Phillip. After that you will decide that you are going back to Rumple's castle but Regina will stop you on your way and lock you up again. Meanwhile in Storybrooke, Hook will try to attack you but you'll get your chances to best him like everyone does. And then in the end, you'll be standing at the town line saying goodbye to Rumple when Hook will just appear out of nowhere and shot you which will cause you to fall over the town line and lose your memory. But it's all good because Rumple will heal you back up.|
|Emilie:||Ok firstly ENOUGH with locking Belle up. It's old now.|
|Adam:||Ok, you're right.|
|Emilie:||Secondly, making Belle lose her memories? That's kinda harsh to Rumbelle fans.|
|Eddy:||We know! But just wait, in the episode after that you will smash the chipped cup.|
|Emilie:||I hate you. Why did I sign up for this?|
|Adam:||You will spend an unnecessary 7 episodes in hospital confused about who you are. Although your character won't actually appear in 3 of those 7.|
|Emilie:||Again with the regular thing.|
|Eddy:||Episode 19 will be another centric for you. It will take place during Skin Deep. Rumple will lock up Robin Hood and you'll let him free. He will then force you to go with him while he tracks him down. You will convince him not to kill Robin and he will realize that he has feelings for you. Meanwhile in Storybrooke, you will finally be let out of hospital. Regina will give you fake memories so that you are under the impression that your name is Lacey. You are pretty much the opposite of Belle. She has an alcohol problem and lives off seeing people in pain. She went out with Rumple to try to be nice but when she finds out that he really is as dark as people say, she will get high off him.|
|Emilie:||I don't like this Lacey person.|
|Adam:||In episode 20, you will appear for literally 5 seconds walking down the street. You are still Lacey.|
|Emilie:||5 seconds?!?! What's the point of that?!?!|
|Eddy:||In the first part of the finale, Lacey will watch as Rumple tries to torture Dr Whale. When Neal appears she will be sent back to the shop. Later, she hears what Rumple told Mary Margaret so Rumple makes magic for her.|
|Emilie:||Mary Margaret? The curse is broken. Shouldn't we be calling her Snow now?|
|Adam:||Hahaha. No. Anyway in the finale the Blue Fairy finally finds a way to restore lost memories. Lacey spills some alcohol and grabs Bae's rag to whip it up. Rumple goes mental and decides to use the potion to bring back her memories. So he restores chip, tips the potion in and her memories come back as she drinks.|
|Emilie:||Awww. How sweet. Rumbelle fans will be happy.|
|Eddy:||You're right. We should change that.|
|Adam:||How about we make Rumple go with The Charmings, Hook & Regina to Neverland and leave Belle in Storybrooke making them be separated through different realms?!?!|
|Eddy:||I like the way you think!|
|Emilie:||Seriously?!?! I'm done.|
Restored Faith in Humanity of the Day: Reddit Restores WWII Veteran’s Damaged Navy Photo
Back in April, at the request of his 87-year-old grandfather, Redditor stevieboy1984 turned to the /r/PicRequests subreddit to see if anyone could clean up a scanned JPEG image file of his grandfather’s World War II-era photo taken during his service in the Navy as a submarine sonar/radar operator. After a number of people offered their photoshop wizardries to help its restoration, stevieboy1984 showed his grandfather six variations before handing him a framed version of top commenter unhi’s submission. Here’s a video of the big reveal. Grab a box a tissues, manly tears are coming.
4 for you, internets!