“I really believe that if Regina were a man, more people would be okay with the non-canon shipping of Swan Queen..Swan King? And they’d be down with this for much of the same reason people ship Rumbelle: it’s like the whole Jane Eyre complex of twisted, powerful man sparking with his complete opposite. I’m not saying that you have to ship Swan Queen or even like the idea, just accept that others do. (I might be a little defensive here-somebody called me immoral for shipping them..oh fandom.)”
Yeah no…my problem with this ship is because -ahem- Regina is Emma’s step-grandmother. Sorry. I just can’t get over that one enough to even try to sail with that ship. Besides! I’m already going through Mad Swan v. EmmaxAugust (WoodenSwan?) dilemmas I don’t need another ship possibility mussing that up!
I honestly don’t understand this. Like it actually confuses me.
From a societal standpoint, incest is taboo for two reasons, the problem of two people who are too closely related having children or the power differentials that result from one person having emotional and/or physical power over the other.
One. Neither of them is related by blood.
Two. Regina isn’t actually related to Snow at all anymore. Her husband, Snow’s father, is dead. So there is literally no connection at all. Not to mention that with Regina only being seven or eight years older than Snow at all, there’s no real way for her to be a ‘mother’ to Snow in anything other than by default of her having been forced to marry Leopold against her wishes. Further, that Emma didn’t grow up with her biological mother nor have any knowledge of Regina’s existence at all before coming to Storybrooke, meaning that the power issues of growing up with Regina as a parental figure are non-existent. And would have been non-existent anyway, even if Emma had grown up with Snow and Charming since Regina was not even related by marriage.
I mean, ship or don’t ship. But if you’re gonna use incest as an argument against, it should probably actually be incest, right? I mean, if non-sanguine relationships are that important to the point that even when they no longer exist and none of the people involved know they exist, then the idea of Emma even attempting to take Henry away from Regina should be unthinkable.
It’s gonna get awkward when it turns out Baelfire is Henry’s birth father (yawn, please don’t go this route, show) and all the Gold/Emma shippers realize they’ve been shipping Emma with Henry’s grandfather, isn’t it? Or that the intention of Geppetto was for August to grow up basically as Emma’s sibling.
Personally, even without a blood relation, the family relation is enough to turn me off. But I also never find enemy ships particularly appealing, so it didn’t have a shot with me anyway. But I’m not out there arguing against this ship just because I don’t get it — people ship it, good for them, and also the ship name is adorable. Why should I or anyone else care enough to get riled up and mean? People should enjoy whatever they want, however they want, and manipulate their headcanon any way necessary to make it work best for them, and not worry about what other people are enjoying — it’s entertainment, it’s supposed to make people happy. End of story.