January 17th, 2012


Rumpled Rumpelstiltskin

I don't want to post today because that takes up time! And all that happened today was work and Love Hina reading! Our evening's taken up with plans to see Beauty and the Beast, so we want to use the time we have left to do something else! (Not that Beauty and the Beast won't be awesome, of course.)

But I did have one thing I could ramble about. On Saturday we watched what was then the latest episode of Once Upon A Time (the one about Rumpelstiltskin), and we noticed something. They misspelled Rumpelstiltskin!

Not that it's a big deal or anything normally, but this misspelling was on what appears to be a Very Important Object. You'd think Very Important Objects would spell things right. And it's not like it would have been hard to do a quick fact check to make sure the name was spelled right.

Of course, now that it's happened, it's likely that the TV show people have gotten a bunch of emails and tweets and whatnot pointing out the mistake, which I imagine would be very annoying, so I probably wouldn't have said anything about it here, but I was wondering. Since the people making the show have been alerted to the mistake (I imagine), how are they going to deal with it?

Are they going to change it? Or, for consistency's sake, are they going to say, "Well, in our version, it's spelled this way"? They could change it to the right spelling, and then, when the DVD set comes out, they can just fix the graphic. Or will they have to make a whole other Very Important Object? They've been using CGI for a bunch of stuff already, so I just kind of assumed that's what the writing on the object was, but now that I think of it, it's possible that they actually engraved the name onto the item. In that case, they'd probably have to go with the "in our version it's spelled this way" option.


Today I'm thankful for the cinnamon cake we had at Home Evening Group yesterday, accomplishing all our work goals today, having plans to see Beauty and the Beast again, the cute little green star sticker on our monitor, and finally getting to finish reading Total Money Makeover yesterday (we were on the last chapter for, like, ever...or a week; one of the two).