Anon, I’m going to assume that you’re the same one that sent me the other ask regarding the interview.
I’m also going to name you. I shall name you Eugene.
Eugene, please show me proof of that “mission” to pressure A&E into making SQ canon. And by proof I mean actual proof that we, Swan Queeners, are running some sort of an elaborate operation that ultimately results in Swan Queen being canon.
Now I, for one, haven’t traveled to wherever it is that A&E live and I haven’t sat down in front of their houses with a sign with the words “I AM PRESSURING YOU INTO MAKING SWAN QUEEN CANON. DO IT OR I WILL UNLEASH MY PERIOD ON EVERYTHING YOU LOVE” written across it. I also haven’t seen any sort of insinuation that anyone else in the Swan Queen fandom is planning on doing just that.
Also, I am unsure of what you mean by “love heals”. Are you talking about the pirate who chased the savior and got a kiss from her by selling his manhood- I mean, ship? Or are you referring to Robin and Regina, who have been dating for ten minutes?
Either way, it’s none of my business, I prefer well written love stories myself.
We do agree on something, Eugene, Swan Queen supporters do feel like we aren’t represented in this television show. Why yes, I do have a few minutes to spare to educate you.
Swan Queen supporters are, mainly (not all of them, obviously), queer. Queer people are not only queer people, we are also human beings. As human beings, we find that relating to other people, or stories or, in this case, characters, is not only extremely comforting but also, in a lot of cases, life-saving.
You see, Eugene, being queer automatically means that you are a part of a group that is often (more than often, actually) oppressed. Being oppressed hurts, Eugene. And, sometimes, it kills.
Now, you know that media, especially televisions shows, hold an extreme amount of power over our lives. Therefore, the people in charge of television shows are 100% aware that they can literally change the way society perceives certain issues.
Do you know what issue we, Swan Queen supporters, want fixed? Poor/no queer representation in the media, Eugene. Do you know exactly who could help fix that issue? A&E, Eugene.
A&E created a show about fairytales. Do you know who likes fairytales? Children, Eugene. Not only children, but queer children as well.
Do you know what would help queer children, and also queer people in general to cope with living in a society that continuously oppresses minorities such as the LGBTQIA+ community? Accurate and proper representation in a show about fairytales and happy endings, Eugene.
Believing in even just the possibility of a happy ending goes a long way, Eugene.
Remember that next time you think of messaging me.
I hope you enjoyed being schooled.