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Somehow, I don’t see Regina installing cell towers or rewiring the town to get broadband. There had to be deliveries/services though (Emma getting her stuff from Boston S1 for example), so maybe the curse just “took care of it.” Sloppy, I know.
Okay, except they insist on sewing everything up pretty tight against any conjecture of this kind. Storybrooke has a border, it’s not visible to people outside, so delivery can’t work. You need the scroll to get in.
And the other stuff in a pre-welcome to storybrooke? Sure
Post? It’s the same day when everybody does the exact same thing over and over again.Snow taught the same lesson about birds in the Pilot as she did in WtS. This environment isn’t exactly conducive to people ordering things from outside storybrooke (or even cleaning things/buying groceries— so probably it’s a reset-at-night groundhog day sitch)
And sure, the “curse took care of it” is probably what they’ll go by, which-
- land without magic
- “somewhere horrible, where the only happy ending will be mine”, so why will it benefit the people? it shouldn’t account for anything outside its bubble
(i’ve figured it. out this was her happy ending, she got broadband while everyone else had to use dial-up. mystery solved)
Lol, exactly! No broadband for anyone else.
Yes, I thought it was essentially meant to be the same day on repeat as well. I’d love to know if there were proper seasons (everyone always does seem to be dressed for cooler weather, their presence in Maine notwithstanding there should be something like summer at some point), how TV broadcasts worked, if there were holidays, where their supplies and fresh food and fuel and electricity came from… Who maintained the sewage facilities? How did people get paid? I’m not sure if time standing still only affected their physical aging. Like, shouldn’t Snow have still been in pain from just having given birth a short time before the curse hit? Or did she get healed or what…?
So was there just enough magic to keep the curse intact, or what? Did Regina have to arrange every single aspect for the entire town, and how did they not notice her doing it? And indoor plumbing just doesn’t seem like a disadvantage to me. Dial up would have been hell, though. (What did Regina do in her spare time before Henry? Does she have a stash of vintage game consoles somewhere? Betamax tapes? Choose your own adventure books?)
Every time one scratches even a tiny bit below the surface with some aspects (well, a lot of aspects) of this show, so much stops making sense. It’s such shoddy world-building. I have so many questions, I want to lock Adam and Eddy in a room and get them to answer all of them. With straight faces.
You’ll probably just get a verbal #nospoilers from them -_-
If it’s the same day over and over again, you don’t have to worry about supplies and sewage (or even payment tbh) I think you’re right, stuck in perpetual winter, until the savior showed up with her Tank Tops of Summer (sorry) which, okay, handwaved away
but once the time started moving?
where did this money come from? what was Deputy Sheriff Swan being paid? Gooood point on the 28 years of post-natal pain, just like Cinderella was ~8 months pregnant for 28 years woah.
Like how does the collective conscience get upgraded? How do they know how TVs and the internet and everything works if they’re living the same day? Do they not have to learn anything, do they just wake up with all knowledge?
And okay, there’s SO MUCH SCOPE. 28 years of stubbing your toe on the bed every morning. Of milk boiling over, of nicking your leg in the exact same spot while shaving. Of having the same catchy song stuck in your head. Being late, losing a parking spot, of spilling food over your clothes, of the thing where you’re falling asleep but you jerk awake for no apparent reason, EVERY DAY. Which could have been awesome torture. But there was nothing
As for Regina’s past times, I like to imagine she just messed around with snow for at least four months, moved on to Gold, the dwarfs, Blue, and so on… Just. Annoyed the fuck out of everyone and made stupid inside jokes only she understood and walked around extremely smug.
(On a more serious note, she probably caught up on comics. And random reading. Her son grew up to be such a fckn nerd)
And the more I think about Henry growing up there, the more freaking scared I am for that boy.
And Gold was supposed to have made the Dark Curse, so as to reach Baelfire. Now it’s some ultra evil thing guarded by a chernabog (and some beetles??) and what its exact purpose is they won’t tell us, and everything makes less and less sense. What exactly does the curse do? Which part did Gold tell (and hide from) Regina? Is it about the transportation to another realm, the memories, the time freezing, the town maintenance and planning? How did Regina’s mausoleum get to Storybrooke?
Regina could leave town, apparently, but didn’t— would she have aged outside?
What about Emma, if she hadn’t escaped, would time never have frozen?
I just. can’t. uuuuugggghhhhhhh
I know what you mean, they’d likely ~handwave~ and #nospoiler almost every single question away, as they have for so long.
Were there weekends? Or did everyone go to school and to work every single day? Or if there were weekends, did the curse reset itself every night to reflect the passage of time in the outside world, bar the vehicles? Because the Storybrooke residents did change clothes, from what was shown. So I guess they had laundry… I’m assuming these people just lived in a perpetual haze. Like they had memories but the curse kept them from questioning things staying the same and time not passing. I hope someone wasn’t on their period for 28 years, like Cinderella was pregnant. Or woke up with stomach flu, or a wicked hangover. Ugh, that would be so grim.
And Regina seems to have only left town at least the one time for Henry, but did she not get curious about anything outside town and want to travel, ever?
I would love to know what all the Dark Curse can do, because when Snow cast it for this iteration, none of the time freezing seems to have happened, yet everything reverted to what it was before Pan cast his version of the curse. Maybe it has to do with the maker’s intent. David did call it “Regina’s curse” this time round. Maybe she had to make it from scratch after destroying it the last time. Will we ever find out?