"Are you newly arrived in romancelandia?"
rant beneath the cut
so apparently the new trend in CS is to make correlations between Emma and Hook and Ares and Aphrodite, also OUAT in P&P?
okay let’s look at this one by one shall we
Hook/Emma as Ares/Aphrodite
it’s nice to see CS has finally accepted how impossible Hades/Persephone is for their ship, but than immediately jumping over to another parallel that DOESN’T WORK doesn’t help your cause. Ares: god of war—also a whinny little bitch who runs to Mommy and Daddy at the first sign of trouble. People tend to glorify Ares as this manly man who never cries (hell no, that is the reworked ROMAN God Mars, who never slept with the goddess of love Venus/Aphrodite in any ROMAN myth) but Greek Ares was PUNK ASS LITTLE BITCH who cried the minute something didn’t go his way. He has almost nothing in common with Hook—who is relentless, who will while around for 300 hundreds years to get his ultimate goal, WHO IS NOT INTERESTED IN CONQUERING he just wants to kill, Ares ultimate goal is CONQUERING CITIES. And then Emma as Aphrodite is almost as laughable. Aphrodite the perpetual housewife married to man she doesn’t love and seeking it elsewhere. There is some argument to be made that Aphrodite is ironically INCAPABLE OF LOVE HERSELF because she never LOVES Ares or Apollo or Paris. It’s all sex sex sex with her, and sacrifice whomever and whatever she wants to get what will satisfy her. C’mon now, does that sound like Emma? Emma is your classic Artemis okay. And Killian is Hades. If you want to mix OUAT + Greek Mythology YOU WILL JUST HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT goddamn. And this whole Emma is the product of true love = Aphrodite nonsense. Aphrodite is the GODDESS OF LOVE, she controls it and manipulates it SHE IS NOT THE EMBODIMENT OF LOVE. If anything, Emma is possibly under the DOMAIN of Aphrodite, as the product of true love, not true love herself.
the idea of OUAT is laughable enough as it is, considering that P&P is a literary masterpiece and is OUAT is… yeah. But setting that aside let’s look at this: Killian as Mr. Darcy. Killian as Mr. Darcy… sorry I had to wrap my mind around the idea. BECAUSE IT DOESN’T WORK. Killian is the FARTHEST thing from Mr. Darcy as you can get. No one fits nearly into P&P but if they did the only person Killian could CONCEIVABLY be is George Wickham. Emma is a good fit for Lizzie Bennett I agree but KILLIAN IS NOT YOUR MR. DARCY sorry I’m not sorry deal with it xoxo