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Interview with Reini Side – Regina Redeemed – Part 3

We conclude our interview with Reini Side as she shares how Once Upon a Time inspires her to help others

Interview with Reini Side – Regina Redeemed – Part 3

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Where we left off in Part 2

Has OUAT and Cosplaying given you opportunities to give back to others? What have been some highlights?

12042283_10204916717178796_1408014012_n Yes, it has! In the friendships made with other fans, I’ve had amazing opportunities to listen to others who are hurting and offer them so much love and encouragement! My field of study was counseling/therapy, and it’s been great being able to offer those skills to others. In addition to this, I’ve had the opportunity to cosplay for young fans, giving them something exciting to look forward to, and I am in the beginning stages (with my Snow White counterpart) of getting certified to

…go full cosplay into hospitals and reach out to ill youngsters who need hope and encouragement.

Have you ever met your favorite OUAT actor or actresses? Who is it? If you have met him/her, what was that meeting like?

RegalCon made the opportunity to meet my favorite OUAT actors/actresses possible! They were all great, but if I had to choose my top 2 favorites, I would have to say Lana Parrilla and Rebecca (Bex) Mader. It was thrilling!!! Meeting Bex was exciting, and she was VERY easy to engage in conversation. Seeing me in full Evil Queen regalia, she greeted me with “Hello Sis!” Meeting Lana was quite funny…as shy as I am NOT, I found I completely forgot what I wanted to say to her, and could barely squeak out a “Hi Lana!” We were able to connect better during a private Meet & Greet event. She was truly lovely and gracious. It was a dream come true.

What are your thoughts about Season 5?

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I think it will be VERY interesting to see Regina and Emma in complete role reversal!! I’m excited to see Camelot, being one of my favorite stories, and I’m interested to see Henry’s development this season, as the new Author. And I can’t wait to see Ruby back!!

What causes or charities are important to you and how can we help? What projects are you involved with and how can we see them and support you with them?

(I’ve combined these two questions, as they’re really tied together for me).

Besides visiting children in hospitals, I have two other passions I dive into to make a difference. First, there are SO MANY homeless children in my hometown (over 200 in one district alone!), and I have had the privilege of working with one of the school districts to provide brand new clothing items for these kids…most of them never having owned ANYTHING new before!!

Second, I am active in the fight against human trafficking, having some of the LARGEST ports for it in my home state of Washington. I have partnered with some teams, including my activist sister, to provide awareness and training content all over Washington State, and, being even a tiny part, have had success changing laws and ordinances in certain counties to protect women in certain at-risk industries.

Ways to help?

For homeless children, get in conversation with your local school district to find out what their specific homeless student needs are! It’s easy to donate, whether it’s a backpack with school supplies or sturdy clothing items. For the human trafficking issue, get educated, be aware, and if you have time, partner with an advocate group! Some of the top recommended groups are:

Shared Hope International – this is one of the larger groups in the fight.
REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) in Seattle is on the front lines and brings in girls escaping the life all the time. Also well reputed. They assist girls with seeking new jobs, legal assistance, etc.

For education, Melissa Farley at the Prostitution Research Center in San Francisco is an amazing resource. She is a good person to speak to about how coercion and lack of choice are present in most cases of prostitution.

The local Coalitions Against Trafficking through WA Engage are phenomenal. They work on a grassroots level to educate their communities and to push for legislation.
The newest one I’m connecting with this weekend is Rescue:Freedom, helping pull women out of the industry, as well as helping those who are ready earn their Masters degrees in counseling and therapy to help others who are being rescued. It’s amazing.

Ok, I feel like that was a mouthful!!

Is your significant other a Oncer, too? How do they deal with your Oncerness?

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ABSOLUTELY! My deceased husband was NOT a fan, but my new Robin Hood totally is! In fact, he started watching it when we first met because he wanted to be able to understand my
passion and chat about something I was interested in…and then he got sucked in. He’s completely supportive!

What is your favorite OUAT line and why?

Oh man…do I only get to choose one?? There are so many! Probably when Regina is approached by Dr. Hopper in season 2 and she says, “Oh right, the conscience thing.” Or to Granny, “Stick to the lasagna, lady!” I love them because they’re so rude, they’re funny!

This is Jeff. I’d like to thank Reini for such a fun, insightful and revealing interview. I also wanted to let you know that Reini has a website of her own that I’d like you to check out:

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It’s called Regina Redeemed (http://reginaredeemed.com/) and you will find more about what Reini is up to these days there.

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Siege Perilous Review – Once Upon a Time Podcast – First Thoughts – 295

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‘The Price’ Analysis – Main Show – 294

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In our OUAT The Price Analysis in our Once Upon A Time Podcast Main Show there are many parts to take a closer look at within the main storyline;

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Regina the Hero

Regina is experiencing one of the down sides of being a “good” person that isn’t ruled by their passions and revenge. She allowed herself to be part of a team, and as Season 5 unfolds – she is now the only member who has magical power. Being a hero is just like being Heavy Weight Champion Boxer, you can’t rest on the accolades alone, you will be challenged all along the way to get and keep the tile.

She is being tested to become the savior – to save Emma. She is now all alone. Anyone who could help her have been incapacitated. Regina is now on the Joseph Campbell’s Heroes Journey, for all the right reasons, but to save Emma, her friends and keep her Happy Ending, she must face the path of becoming a Hero that includes temptations to go back to being a Villain.

Hook the Hero

Hook feared being pulled back into the darkness, and the closer he gets to Emma, the more he will be tempted and tested. Is Hook strong enough to stay untouched by the Darkness and rescue Emma, too?

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What is The Fury?

Is the Fury an Angry Tree? So many people are trapped in trees, is the Fury that kidnapped Robin, perhaps Sneezy or even Merlin? What if The Fury is being used to lead Regina down the path toward being a hero?

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Or is The Fury part of the dream Regina had in ‘Poor Unfortunate Soul’ 4X16?

In ‘The Price’, Regina told The Fury, “You’re not taking him anywhere!”

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In ‘Poor Unfortunate Soul’, the Evil Queen Regina told the present Regina, “Get away from him!”

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It may be a stretch but it almost seemed like even back in Season 4 that her redeemed Hero self was being tested. Is she fighting her old self?

Can we trust the New Group from Camelot?

We know Percival can’t be trusted, but Arthur did help save Regina’s life from being paid.

OUAT The Price Analysis

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News:

MMB’s Front Yard in Steveston is getting some major work.

A small patch of public greenspace in Steveston was scheduled to lose part of its tree cover this week.

A total of five trees, including a mature oak that is roughly 70-feet tall, were to be chopped down for re-development of the site beside the Steveston Post Office and Moncton Street boardwalk for a Japanese-themed garden.

“A pair of two old ladies sitting on a bench nearby told me the woman was probably crying about the trees,” Hazama said. “Who knows what it really was. Maybe she had a special connection with the trees. Maybe she met her boyfriend there.”

– See more at: http://www.richmond-news.com/news/steveston-park-trees-slated-for-removal-1.2081065#sthash.o0QQAY74.dpuf

Once Podcast has some scoop from Ney York Comic Con (There will be Spoilers, too):

http://oncepodcast.com/highlights-and-spoilers-from-once-upon-a-time-panel-at-new-york-comic-con-2015/

New Twitter and Facebook engagement.

We will be Tweeting and posting on Facebook a lot more to get more engagement. Likes, Shares, ReTweets and Discussions. We will be Tweeting and Posting links Spoilers, BUT we will do our best to remove any mention of the spoiler that you can see.

We want to grow our Twitter and Facebook following.

Reini Side’s Interview

Part 1

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Part

http://www.onceuponatimepodcast.com/reinisidepart2

Our Storybrooke Periscope Tour

http://www.onceuponatimepodcast.com/storybrookefulltourscope

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From Ken –

Hi Jeff & Colleen.

Pond, Camelot, Emma & Rumple scenes in the forest and probably the forest scenes in Storybrooke – Burnaby Central Park.

A short distance away at Roberts Burnaby Park – Emma & Rumple, Merida scenes.

Both parks just a few miles away from the studio lot we visited on your first trip.

I agree … like in many mythologies as Manny and I discussed during season 1 or 2, trees play key roles throughout the series.
Spiritual trees like the Kalpa Tree http://listverse.com/2014/03/24/10-amazing-legends-of-mythological-trees/.

BTW … the pictures I sent you before re: horses in Steveston was from this past week’s episode.

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From Aleana

Really enjoyed it! 🙂 The ending Dark One monologue was haunting but powerful,”the pull of the family we so desperately to protect ” “the friendships that make it possible to forget who we use to be” “the magic that threatened to undue our most evil things” “the love that refuses to give up on us.” “We can’t escape the reach of the light”.

Ooo, interesting! leaving Storybooke, across the town line, makes you trapped in a tree, like Merlin!

LOL, loved Regina’s sass, “Your lucky your not locked in Granny’s Freezer”

Haha, “How the hell are we going to give a tree a Taco”

Emma’s place! Nice place but it was empty. You can absolutely tell Jennifer is having a lot of fun in this new role.

I loved that Snow and Charming taught Regina how to dance and then questioned her Evil Queen dress choice lol.

Loved that Snow got to experience the ball with Emma and they both look stunning, 🙂

Haha, Charming giving Henry girl advice, “Your from another land, your mysterious”. Violet and Henry bonding over music on his iPod 🙂

The entire ball scene was lovely, very Disney movie-esque.

The Dark Swan and Regina scene was excellent, really great acting. I loved how everyone banded together with Regina to stop the Fury I just hope it’s a group effort in saving the town and Emma not just one person 🙂 The promo for next week looks heartbreaking.

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From Chris Tipton

Hey yall… I felt like this was a pretty average episode. Had some good moments but pretty slow in alot of places,but alas, my top 5

5) Henry and Violet… I loved this. Henry finally has a love interest (other than Cinnabon)…adorbs!! I wonder if they’re memories might not be gone, they just need something to jog them, as Violet said she felt like she heard that song before. I did feel like she took seeing such an alien piece of technology a little too calmy… Also we need a ship name for them… Violet heart anyone?

4) The Fury… Im not educated at all on Arthurian Legend but i thought the fury is from Greek mythology? Maybe yall can correct me on this. It also reminded me alot of the shadow from Neverland. I was extremely underwhelmed with the resolution to the fury. They didn’t explain at all how they defeated it.

3) The new Curse… Yawn another curse. I am relieved there is a new effect though to leaving the town. Since they turn into a tree, and Merlin was in a tree, maybe whoever put Merlin in that tree has something to do with this curse. Maybe it wasn’t Emma at all that cursed them back to Storybrooke. If it was, who knew she had a thing for trees? Id also like to know how emma cursed everyone to storybrooke, if in fact it was her. If she just did it without needing to use all ingredientszit invalidates all of season one basically. What could she have possibly sacrificed that she loves most. Its clearly Hook right now and hes just fine.

2) King Arthur…. Im really digging his character. Having him and other people from Camelot show up in Storybrooke was awesome. I do wonder if this curse pulled all of Camelot to Storybrooke. I suspect Arthur isn’t as Benevolent as we think, especially with him spying on them with the necklace.

1) Emma, Hook and Regina… I loved Hook in this episode. Im very pleased he resisted Emmas advances. Its a shock to me that Emma actually enjoys being the dark one now and she feels its who she is. I found it so hilarious Regina controlling Emma with the dagger. It seemed so campy, it reminded me of the movie Ella Enchanted where Ella had no choice to obey whatever command someone gave her. The moment Emma and Snow shared in Camelot (Which reminds me… Lady Mary-Margarrete? When has she been called this in the enchanted forest) makes it all the more devastating that Emma has embraced the darkness. Their relationship had come so far from the end of season 4. So i have to wonder why everyone was freaking out about Regina needing to see a doctor… She can heal herself with a wave of her hand. Regina looked amazing in her ball gown… Possibly my favorite look yet on her. I find the idea that Emma healing Robin having the price of a life ridiculous. How many times have we seen people healed through magic and its never cost a life… I feel like this was just a cheap plot device to make Regina be seen as a savior. Seeing Emma start to turn Gold was awesome… I really hope we end up seeing her fully gold. I liked the ending. I wonder if the dark one reuniting Excalibur and the dagger makes the dark one all powerful and kills everyone they love so there is nothing to bring them back, this is how the light is snuffed out. I didn’t like this episode quite as much as the premier simply because of the ridiculous fury resolution.

8/10 Rose Petals

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From Chris from Cincinnati

Hi Jeff and Colleen,

I’m only halfway through your initial reaction to The Price as I type this so my apologies if some of this was mentioned already.

I am the world’s worst at remembering the names of new characters (How I can follow Game of Thrones is anyone’s guess) but when Henry met up with his princess in Storybrooke, all I could think of was Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. All that was missing was Henry referring to someone in Camelot as a “Royal Ugly Dude” 🙂

When Disney bought the rights to the Muppets, did they get the rights to all of Jim Henson’s properties? If they did, I’m wondering if when Excalibur is joined with the Dark One dagger, the Dark One and The Savior will join together to form a completely new being as in Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal”

Keep up the great work!!

Chris in Cincinnati (To further distinguish myself from the plethora of Chris’ listening out there)

Hi again,

Colleen, probably an exception that proves your point about superheroes and families, but what about Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron? 🙂

Chris from Cincinnati

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From Trace

Hello again Colleen and Jeff,

We made it another week, and another great episode. I have one thing to get out of the way, a question for all of you. Do you think that they are messing with fate by lying about the prophecy…let me clarify here…Merlin said clearly that the Savior would be the one to save him…being “appointed” the savior is different than actually being the one. Just because Emma is the dark one does not take away the fact that Emma was born the Savior. I would have loved to see her able to still use light magic as the savior, but struggle with the dark and use dark magic when she’s being controlled by the dark one. I think messing with the prophecy is going to be a huge issue-as I said last week-Regina is doing this with good intentions, what she thinks is right, but the consequences go horribly wrong-what do you all think?? I think Emma has struggled for 4 seasons with being the savior so now she is saying-“you all want to be the savior-let’s show you what that’s really like to be the savior”. Can’t wait to hear what you think. Here we go with the Price.

The relationships and dynamic between all the characters this week was so great. I just loved the dialogue with Emma and Regina, and OHH- Charming teaching Regina to dance…I had the feely feels for sure!! Belle and Hook had great conversations as well. All of them dancing at the ball so happy was so cute. A new ship? I’ve heard Violet Believer…so cute!!! Ok, so now we turn into a tree when we cross the town line? Regina saying “well, that’s a new one” made me laugh so hard. Emma saving Robin was so good for Regina, Emma using dark magic, not so good. I actually felt bad for Percival-until he tried to kill her, he did have a reason to be so upset…we all got a reminder that the Evil Queen was very, very evil, and her redemption has been great to witness. What’s with Excalibur?? I think Arthur and Guinevere need it to stay King and Queen and I believe that when it’s reunited by goodness it can get rid of the dark one, but…if done by the dark one…total darkness and no light…yah-that would suck! I think Emma is playing both sides here somehow, just haven’t figured it all out yet. She sort of actually helped Regina this episode in a sort of back handed way-she didn’t send the Fury, but she did warn her it was coming and helped her solve it. Just thinking out loud I guess. Oh wait…Colleen, I loved your theory about Merlin and the dark one being brothers! If that’s the case…maybe Blue is their mother!!!???? That would explain a lot wouldn’t it?? Just because your kid is evil, doesn’t mean you don’t love and try to protect them both regardless, which would account for some of her shadiness right?? Love it!

Things that made me go hmmm…Regina could have fixed sneezy the whole time and yet the poor lil guy spent like 2 days as a hood ornament? And…we can undo each others magic now? Why did Regina have such a hard time changing Marion back if she could have just undone the magic? No one is worried that Charming is going dark even though he killed Percival without a thought. Do you think if he had heard the backstory he would have been more mercival and just knocked him out or something? Ok…again-where’s Lilly? Is she hanging out in that Italian restaurant we’ve only seen once with Will? Can’t wait for that story to start to unfold. Big Love to you both and all the Oncers out there!! Told you everyone…just take it all in and love the show for all it gives us every week and don’t worry so much about a few misses…the hits are worth all of it!! Talk to you all next week!!!

Trace

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From Rose

HI Jeff and Colleen!

So nice to be back with you guys for season 5 of Once Upon a Time. I love this new season and enjoy your in depth research into many of the aspects of the storyline. I had a little Season Premier Party with a few of my friends and I will share those photos with you at the end of the email. I watched last season’s finale in The Cincinnati area with Daniel and Jenny Lewis, Jeremy Laughlin, and some other Oncer’s. It was so much fun watching with them.

I love your podcast and appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Time is our most precious commodity and is priceless. Thank you for sharing your time with me and other Oncer’s who have a love of this show as you do. I’m looking forward to this being an amazing season and can’t wait for the next episode and your next podcast.

Big Love, Hope and Happily Ever Afters to you and Colleen!

Rose Mason

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I made these popcorn boxes and water bottle labels for our premier party.

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My friend Erin made the “Sword in the Stone” cake bites.

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This was the sign that was on the outside of the Theater Door. Then when you opened the door the large Tapestry below with the Castle was hanging over the entrance to the theater.

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From Brad

Hello Jeff and Colleen, take this advice from a great king, whenever having someone interviewed on the podcast, it is very unbecoming to try and kill your guest. Now onto the things I learning this week on the episode, The Price.

#1. Now is the perfect
opportunity for Sneezy to get
that chiseled jaw.

#2. Right in the middle of the
road is a dopey place to put a
tree.

#3. Henry needs to realize he’s
summoning the Dark One, not
Beetlejuice. (Emma Swan,
Emma Swan, Emma Swan).

#4. Even Doc can’t help sneak a
peek when Regina changes
into a revealing dress.

#5. Granny’s freezer doubles as a
jail cell.

#6. The greatest magical ability
in any realm, is the power
to shut someone up.

#7. When taking on a Fury, make
sure to equip a helmet.

#8. The price for saving everyone
from an alternate universe, is
an iPod.

#9. Whenever a man asks “may I
cut in” make sure he is
referring to dancing.

#10. The Fury hasn’t learned that
you never cross the
streams.

OBSERVATIONS:

If Emma ever comes in contact with Merida’s brothers, it would be a new twist on Goldilocks and the three bears.

Regina led the town for 28 years as mayor and even though she was hiding the fact that she was the evil queen, she still did a great job. This makes her more qualified than anyone to lead the town and the metamorphosis she has went through gives her the motivation to be the perfect savior.

Why did true love’s kiss not work on Emma? Listening closely to Belle, she explains that true love’s kiss DID work the first time but because Rumple chose power over love, at that moment the Darkness forever regained it’s grip on him. Emma must have also made this choice while in Camelot. After healing Robin and kissing Hook, Rumple asks why her kiss didn’t stop her hand from turning gold, evidence that she liked the power. As Belle pointed out, “A curse isn’t a curse when the inflicted wants it.”

BURNING QUESTIONS:

If Merlin is the most powerful sorcerer in all the realms, could it be possible that he turned himself into a tree in order to fulfill prophecy?

If Emma created this new curse, how did she get around sacrificing the one you love the most? Which brings me to another question, is this really Emma’s curse or could it possibly be Merlin’s?

Camelot only knows what will happen with Merlin’s prophecies but not how. Does Merlin know how or is his prophetic power just like Rumple’s?

Did Merida get taken to Storybrooke?

THEORIES:

Putting Excalibur back together may release the Darkness from it’s limitations. Without a dagger to control the Dark One, nothing would stand in it’s way.

Have a great podcast!

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Interview with Reini Side – Once Upon a Time – Part 2

We continue our interview with Reini Side as she shares how Once Upon a Time helped her through the most difficult time of her life

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Interview with Reini Side – Once Upon a Time – Part 2

Where we left off in Part 1

Looking back, it’s interesting seeing the parallels in Regina’s and my life. We had both experienced excruciating loss, we were both widows, my name Reini is actually derived from the name Regina (which means Queen), and we were both single mothers working in government. Not only that, but we both overcame hardships and have let good win in us.

To top that off, I’m thrilled to announce……

…that I have recently found my Robin Hood. He attended the Disney Expo D23 convention with me while I was cosplaying (he is also a huge OUAT fan), and it was at that convention I found myself deeply in love. I’m so blessed to have another chance at love and a happy ending, and I look forward to seeing Regina’s story of hope continually unfold as she also loves again.

Describe yourself in 3-5 words.

The Evil Queen. Just kidding! Strong, loving, compassionate, and FUN!

Do you have any nicknames you’d like to share?

Again…The Evil Queen. Or Reindeer.

Did you have a Fairy Tale dream about yourself when you were younger? What was it?

My fairy tale dream was probably a bit Rapunzel…being rescued from a tall isolated tower. I was a really lonely kid.

How did you start Cosplaying? Where would you point someone if they are interested in starting? Any beginner tips?

reininew6 I started cosplaying after my husband’s death…Once was a huge escape and reprieve for me during that time. Having really connected with Regina’s character, I decided to attend my first convention (RegalCon) as the Evil Queen. My mom and I took on the massive project of making the iconic stand-up collared dress from Season 1, Episode 21, “An Apple as Red as Blood.” I studied the hair and makeup of her character, as well as the character herself, in order to pull off an accurate cosplay. For someone interested in beginning cosplay, I’d suggest studying everything about the characters they are interested in cosplaying! Study even the tiniest details that most people would miss, and be as accurate as possible. Fans love accuracy. Don’t just dress as the character…BE the character. And HAVE FUN!!!!

What was your first OUAT Cosplay costume? Where was the first place you Cosplayed?

My first cosplay costumer was the Evil Queen dress from “An Apple as Red as Blood.” I’m actually very new at cosplaying, but I’m ALL IN. RegalCon was the first convention where I cosplayed.

What does OUAT mean to you? Has it helped you through difficult times in your life?

il_340x270.734927865_eba8 OUAT is a story of HOPE. As Mary Margaret told Henry when giving him “the book”…and what exactly do you think fairy tales are?? Stories of HOPE. OUAT helped me through the death of my husband. It gave me strength to deal with the situations surrounding his death, and even though it seemed my happy ending had just been ripped away, it has given me hope for a NEW happy ending.

What has OUAT given to you? Friends, etc?

OUAT has not only given me a creative outlet, but it has brought a community of friends from so many different walks of life! While all different, we all have stories of trials and hardships, and we all have one connecting point…OUAT.

Has OUAT and Cosplaying given you opportunities to give back to others? What have been some highlights?

12042283_10204916717178796_1408014012_n Yes, it has! In the friendships made with other fans, I’ve had amazing opportunities to listen to others who are hurting and offer them so much love and encouragement! My field of study was counseling/therapy, and it’s been great being able to offer those skills to others. In addition to this, I’ve had the opportunity to cosplay for young fans, giving them something exciting to look forward to, and I am in the beginning stages (with my Snow White counterpart) of getting certified to

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The Price Review – First Thoughts – 293

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The Price Review

Episode Number: 293

Show notes can be found at:

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News:

Reini Side won best Cosplay in the Once Upon a Fan’s Awards. Congrats Reini!

Notes:

Sneezy is still a part of Team 7 – on type of the van

It’s great that even though Sneezy was turned to stone by Emma, they still take him on their adventures in the Team 7 van. All the while, still trying to find a way to reverse the curse and return him to “Substitute Sheriff” when there isn’t one around.

Grumpy voices concern of “one of them” now becoming the newest Dark One.

Grumpy has a valid point, Emma was one of the Storybrookians who knew all the secrets, helped destroy and drive off the monsters (including the Trio of Terror), she knows way too much about them and now can use that information against them. With all that information and power, even Grumpy doesn’t trust Regina to protect the town.

Grumpy’s hesitation in Regina’s power and leadership began to eat away at her belief in herself.

If you wondered what would happen when someone crossed the line after this newest curse, Grumpy picks a Guinea Pig to try it out.

I really loved the “Not it” scene with Team 7. Dopey isn’t Dopey at all. He had his ‘Not it!’ note ready. It turns out that when Dopey crossed the town line, he turned into the tree.

As we learn later, Merlin somehow is magically “trapped” in a tree also. Is this a random coincidence, or is the same person that caused Dopey to become a tree was the same person that caused Merlin to become a tree as well?

Love is Stronger than Fear

When Charming was finally honest and admitted that Emma was the Dark One, Arthur was quick to answer that the only thing to do about the Dark One is to destroy it. Charming and Snow continued the revelation by telling Arthur that the Dark One was their daughter.

Arthur feared what he knew was dangerous to he and his kingdom, but Snow and Charming love Emma so much that they set aside her being the Dark One and do their best to keep harm from her as they try to find a way to set her free from the Darkness that will surely take her over if they wait too long.

To someone like Cora (a woman driven by passion, high emotion and quick action), love is weakness, but as we have seen before the love of a Mother (or a Parent or Parents) could be strong enough to free Emma. We will see if Snow and Charming are right or if Arthur is right. My bet is on Snow and Charming and their love for Emma.

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