"swanfire remind me that there is always hope for love and it is possible to work through problems and stick together." - himamae42
This. This right here, ladies and gentlemen. This is what makes Swanfire different than other relationships on OUAT. And it’s a real, honest, and gritty thing that people in everyday life deal with all the time in relationships. In a relationship, you’re bound to hurt the person you’re with.. intentionally or not, and you’re bound to be hurt by them. We’re all human and we all make mistakes. And you have two choices.. you either cut the cord and move on or you work through those issues. And the choice is different for everyone.
Leaving a relationship isn’t a bad thing when things get rough.. if you don’t love the person anymore, if you aren’t on the same wavelength anymore, if it’s just not working, what else can be done?
But on the other side of the coin is working through the issues. The love is still there, the desire is still there, but there are giant obstacles and barriers in the way and you might feel like there will never find a way to get through it. You could give up at that point, or you could work it through. And that’s what Swanfire is about. Adam or Eddy posed that question… how do two people who love each other come together after so much hurt? That is their story. And it’s a story unique in Once.
Snowing isn’t like that. They have obstacles and barriers but they’re always external or superficial. It’s not about themselves. If there’s any barriers between them, it’s because of something else. They aren’t their own obstacle.
Rumbelle isn’t like that.
Swanfire is, though. It’s art imitating life. That’s what fiction is. Especially fantasy. Exploring ideas in a fantastical way that people can relate to on a personal level. Well, I think many people can relate to this issue of Swanfire.
Actually, a lot of people can relate to it. And that could very well be the reason some people dislike Swanfire so much. Because it does hit close to home for so many people. If people like Swanfire, they aren’t immature little children who have never been in love before. If people don’t like Swanfire, they aren’t immature little children who have never been in love before. Nobody is right. Nobody is wrong.
But, Swanfire is a story being told here. One that can’t be ignored. Or rather, shouldn’t.