arduinna: Granny from Once Upon a Time, sitting with a crossbow at the ready, with the caption "Who's your granny?" (granny)
Final post! ...for now.

There's lots of sort of random interesting things going on in the background of this show that didn't really fit anywhere else, so here's a grab bag.

Jokes )

Hidden clues about the curse )

Emma arrives and things change )

Emma SWAN )

Timey-wimey stuff )

Dimensional portals )

The Mad Hatter )

Jiminy Cricket )

And I will wrap this thing up with a quote from Grumpy to Snow, as she disarmed herself for a meeting with Queen Regina in one episode:

"Keep the little knife between your tuffets."

*dies*

And thus endeth the season 1 picspam series.

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OUaT s1 picspam series

Part 1: Season one takes place in a forest

Part 2: Regina and Rumple: colors and castles

Part 3: Clothes make the match

Part 4: Clothes make the point

Part 5: Disney references

Part 6: You are here!
arduinna: Granny from Once Upon a Time, sitting with a crossbow at the ready, with the caption "Who's your granny?" (granny)
There are a bunch of Disney references scattered throughout the season, and probably lots more I missed since I haven't watched that many recent Disney movies (where by "recent" I mean "in the last 25 years" ahem).

But I did catch some, and more on my vidding rewatch. This one needed a couple of videos to cover the stuff I saw, so some of the cuts have embeds as well as still shots.

Wish upon a star )

Fantasia )

Mickey Mouse )

Cinderella castle fireworks )

the dwarves from Snow White - pic and video )

Snow White and her bluebirds - pic and video )

Next up, the final post, with bits and pieces of things that didn't fit into any of the themed posts.

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OUaT s1 picspam series

Part 1: Season one takes place in a forest

Part 2: Regina and Rumple: colors and castles

Part 3: Clothes make the match

Part 4: Clothes make the point

Part 5: You are here!

Part 6: Bits and pieces
arduinna: Granny from Once Upon a Time, sitting with a crossbow at the ready, with the caption "Who's your granny?" (granny)
Short one this time! And all the text is going under a cut, because I can't explain this without spoilers.

spoilers for episode 8 )

Next up, some visual Disney references.

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OUaT s1 picspam series

Part 1: Season one takes place in a forest

Part 2: Regina and Rumple: colors and castles

Part 3: Clothes make the match

Part 4: You are here!

Part 5: Disney references

Part 6: Bits and pieces
arduinna: Granny from Once Upon a Time, sitting with a crossbow at the ready, with the caption "Who's your granny?" (granny)
Okay, I blame Tom and Lorenzo for this entirely. I started reading them for Project Runway recaps ("Project Rungay"), then started poking at other stuff they write. One of their favorite shows is Mad Men - which I don't like, so was cheerfully skipping the recaps for, till I stumbled over their followup Mad Style recaps, which looks at each episode through the lens of the clothing people are wearing, the rooms they're standing in, body language, color, things like that.

I was fascinated. I wound up reading a lot of them, and I've been reading them ever since. Other than a few basic things I've never really noticed the underlying meaning in things like clothes on tv (honestly, mostly just that SG-1 has always, always dressed in identical uniforms but equally always worn in four different ways, to clearly mark them as individuals who make up a solid unit).

But just as vidding makes you notice things like color, TLo can make you notice things like clothes. And once I started watching OUaT closely for visual cues, they started leaping out at me here, too.

Focusing on Storybrooke here, there are a few people on OUaT who dress individually -- Ruby is always in bright red, Archie is always in dull greens and other muted fall colors -- brown, rust. But the main characters are almost always dressed to reflect the interactions they're having that episode. Some of it's blatant (... for certain values of blatant), some of it's subtle, but it's there in pretty much every episode.

I will spare you screencaps from all 22 episodes, I promise.

But I won't spare you screencaps from *some* of the 22 episodes...

Meet Mary Margaret, Emma, and Regina, together in the same scene for the first time )

Regina and Mary Margaret, Regina and Emma )

Mary Margaret, Emma, and Henry )

But it's not all about the women (er, and children). Entirely. Sometimes a boy shows up to entertain them.

Mary Margaret and David )

Emma and Sheriff Graham )

Regina the seductress )

There are tons of little connections and cues all over the place in this show, and the more you look, the more you see.

Next up, more clothes, but in a different vein: clothes that make a point, specifically about episode 8.

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OUaT s1 picspam series

Part 1: Season one takes place in a forest

Part 2: Regina and Rumple: colors and castles

Part 3: You are here!

Part 4: Clothes make the point

Part 5: Disney references

Part 6: Bits and pieces
arduinna: Granny from Once Upon a Time, sitting with a crossbow at the ready, with the caption "Who's your granny?" (granny)
(Image-heavy!)

Regina and Gold both still "live" in castles -- really they work in them, despite their very nice, very large, houses. But their castles are very different from each other, in both worlds.

Regina likes contrast and starkness, with as much black and white as she can get -- she'll take grey in a pinch, too. The only non-neutral color she likes is red, which is her passion and anger.

Regina in Storyland )

Regina in Storybrooke )

Rumple likes softness and shadows, with as much red and gold as he can get, and where Regina's "medium" color is usually a cool grey, his is usually a warm brown.

Rumple in Storyland )

Gold in Storybrooke )

And obviously, on top of the actual colors, the lighting & filters used heighten all of the effects.

But the interesting thing is how all of this reflects them both.

Their spaces encapsulate their entire worldviews. )

It's going to be interesting to see what happens with the colors this season, if anything.

Next up in the series: clothing connections.

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OUaT s1 picspam series

Part 1: Season one takes place in a forest

Part 2: You are here!

Part 3: Clothes make the match

Part 4: Clothes make the point

Part 5: Disney references

Part 6: Bits and pieces
arduinna: Granny from Once Upon a Time, sitting with a crossbow at the ready, with the caption "Who's your granny?" (granny)
I was hoping to get this done before season 2 started up, but I'll have to settle for getting it done before season 2 gets too far in.

This past spring, [personal profile] therienne found a song that would be perfect for OUaT, and we started vidding it. (You can find the vid You can find the vid here on Dreamwidth or here on AO3.)

When you vid something, you're looking at it completely differently. Usually the sound is off so you're not distracted by dialogue, and you're looking specifically for visual information and cues.

So I started getting hit with these cues, and being boggled at how much I'd missed. And figured I'd share!

This is really image-heavy, fair warning.

The first thing I realized was that everyone in Storybrooke still lives in the forest.

Starting with Granny's diner )


And Mary Margaret's school )


And the vet )


Jefferson, too )


And there's Regina's office )


Even Rumpelstiltskin is in the forest )


Not every place is in a forest; some are in gardens.

Like, say, Granny's bed & breakfast )


And Kathryn, who lives in a bower because she's a sheltered princess )


Mary Margaret is also a princess... )


The only prominent secondary character who didn't seem to follow this mode was Archie. He has stripes on his office walls, much like the stripes on Henry's bedroom walls -- but Henry isn't part of the story, and Archie is, so this was confusing.

Until I figured it out )

I never noticed any of that when I was watching live. I'm really impressed with the set people on this show. Like, did you notice any trends there?

Look at the birch branches and trunks )

I've got a series of posts like this, which I'll spread out a bit. Next up, Regina and Rumple and their castles.

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OUaT s1 picspam series

Part 1: You are here!

Part 2: Regina and Rumple: colors and castles

Part 3: Clothes make the match

Part 4: Clothes make the point

Part 5: Disney references

Part 6: Bits and pieces

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