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09 January 2011 @ 01:45 pm
30 Day Vampire Diaries-Meme, Day 19  
Day 18 - Your favorite TVD romance?

Damon and Elena (Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev)

Okay, fine, technically, they aren't a romance ... yet. But Damon loves Elena, Elena sure has feelings for him that she won't even begin to acknowledge and they'ev shared some pretty intensely romantic moments (see: the dance) ...

Not to mention a road trip, saving each other's lives, exchanges of truth, etc. It's gonna be a long, bloody, painful, angsty road, but these two are the stuff that epic love stories are made of. And Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have killer chemistry, are both insanely beautiful, look fantastic together, and play off of each other so beautifully together that combined with the twists and turns and emotional heft and depth of their story, I'm just so completely hooked.

Past days:

Day 01 - Your favorite character?
Day 02 - Your least favorite character?
Day 03 - Your favorite guest star?
Day 04 - Your least favorite guest star?
Day 05 - Your favorite episode?
Day 06 - Your least favorite episode?
Day 07 - Your favorite Damon scene?
Day 08 - Your favorite Stefan scene?
Day 09 - Your favorite Elena scene?
Day 10 - Your favorite Caroline Scene?
Day 11 - Your favorite Damon one-liner?
Day 12 - Your favorite quote?
Day 13 - Your favorite funny scene?
Day 14 - A scene that makes you sad/cry?
Day 15 - A scene that makes you happy?
Day 16 - A scene that makes you angry?
Day 17 - An episode that pissed you off?
Day 18 - Your favorite TVD friendship?
Heather-Annlinsell_farm on January 9th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so shocked, I'm beyond words ;o)

Excellent choice and who cares about technicalities when we're talking about Damon & Elena?? I truly have never shipped a couple as hard as I do them. Can't wait to see where their path takes them in the second half of this season.
Arabian: Damon & Elena01arabian on January 9th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
I know, right? That I, of all people, would pick Damon and Elena. Really, I do know how to surprise, don't I? Hee!

I've shipped harder, but Damon/Elena definitely rank up there. Big-time. I'm excited for the second half and really hopeful that it will make up for the DE lightness of the first. :)
Myramidnightblack07 on January 9th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
we are of the same opinion (shocking no?? lol)
my close second choice would have been Tyler/Caroline, if only for the way they came together *sighs* <3
Arabian: Elena&Caroline01arabian on January 9th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
The only other romance I like even as close as Damon and Elena, and they aren't even a potential romance at this point, LOL!, is Stefan and Caroline. That bathroom scene in ep 2, and their squee-worthy scenes in ep 3 just did me in good.
Myramidnightblack07 on January 10th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
that bathroom scene in 2x03 was just beautiful <3
I generally like the idea of Stefan and Caroline as "best friends," but ITA, that scene showed the kind of potential they could have as a romantic pairing...
Arabian: Stefan & Caroline03arabian on January 10th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
It really was beautiful, and it just BLEW me away. I wrote about that scene in my ep thoughts that if a brand new ship did not set sail with a strong wind at its back tonight, I'll be shocked! Matt and Caroline are sweet, but damn, Stefan and Caroline were like whoah! I honestly think that Paul Wesley and Candice Accola's chemistry in that scene is the closest to the Nina/Ian chemistry I've seen on this show. I wonder if there will be any fan reaction and then fallout from it, or if I'm just seeing something that many others won't. I was all for shipping Stefan and Katherine, but I was seriously blown away by that Caroline/Stefan scene. And that final scene with Matt and Caroline just confirmed it because when in Matt's arms and she breathed out to control her veins, I immediately flashed back to her scene with Stefan and there was just no comparison.
tams71tams71 on January 10th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
I love Tyler/Caroline as well. To me they are kindred spirits and even though they may be the unlikeliest of couples to some people, I think that they have the potential to be a great.
Arabian: Stefan & Caroline01arabian on January 10th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
I think that they have the potential to be a great.

I agree; but my shipper heart yearns first and foremost for Caroline and Stefan. :( That 2.02 bathroom scene of intense chemistry, and 2.03 uber-scenes of squeeful cuteness completely stole my heart.
tams71tams71 on January 10th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
I agree, those scenes, especially the one in the bathroom after Caroline killed the carnie guy, were fantastic and showcased some amazing chemistry between Candice and Paul.

There is definite potential with both pairings, but as we have learned, right now everything is about Stefan and Elena's epic love. Ugh!
Arabian: Damon & Elena05arabian on January 10th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Eh, see I don't think it is. I really think that all of these little notes are being put into place to show how they really aren't epic.

- Damon being so selfless about his love for Elena compared to Stefan's admitted selfishness when it comes to her. Which was emphasized by Caroline being selfless in letting Matt go.

- The fact that Elena being kidnapped and possibly being killed wasn't enough for Elena to get back together with Stefan, but the idea of him being alone with her look-alike/his former love who claims to still love him was a stronger impetus? What does that say about the trust in their relationship.

- The fact that it's Damon who got Elena to let Stefan drink human blood, and not Stefan.

-Not to mention the references from other about how Damon loves Elena (and in a selfless way, from Rose and Elijah).

- Stefan's insecurity about Damon still (Katherine's Damon/Elena pool vision she put in his head; him automatically assuming that Elena was with Damon in "Katerina.")

- The fact that after Damon's selfless confession/compulsion, not only did Julie Plec refer to it as his romantic hero moment, but the previouslies after that episode no longer feature Stefan as the romantic hero, and don't mention the "I had to know," plus showing Damon as Katherine's ex, as opposed to Stefan.

And I'm sure there are other moments here and there. It's not obvious and in your face, but I do think that we are getting small signs here and there that Stefan and Elena are not THE love story.
tams71tams71 on January 10th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
I definitely agree that we're getting sings, no matter how subtle, that Stefan and Elena are not THE love story of the show and every moment or instance that you listed has resonated deeply with me and I hold on to them with a fierce grip. But at times it feels as if the Stefan and Elena epic romance is still being hyped, maybe not as much as it was at first, and it drives me insane. I see the transition taking place, but it still gets to me.

Arabian: Damon04arabian on January 11th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
I get that, and normally, I can just deal because the rest of the show is so awesome, but I think what happened in ItLotM has us all a bit more on edge. As I've been saying to sarcasticcheese, it's like they gave this nice, brightly wrapped present to the Stefan/Elena fanbase (on top of every single episode having them talk about about/affirm/hugging/whatever their great love ... even while broken up!) and yet we got absolutely nothing PLUS Damon and Rose, AND Stefan and Elena (and this was on top of only 2 eps this season having any significant screentime with DE and while a lot of it has been powerful, intense stuff, not a single bit of it has been squee!!). And then they did this with a FIVE WEEK HIATUS coming up. So it really sucked.

tams71tams71 on January 10th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
I can honestly say that I have never shipped harder for any other couple.

I cannot wait until the TVDPTB take things to the next level and ramp up what I think will be one of the best television love stories EVER. It will be epic!
Arabian: Damon04arabian on January 10th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
I have, but DE are totally, TOTALLY, up there!

I cannot wait until the TVDPTB take things to the next level and ramp up what I think will be one of the best television love stories EVER. It will be epic!

YES! And unlike SE, we'll actually SEE the epic take place, instead of just hearing about it after the fact, LOL!
tams71tams71 on January 10th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
I know right? I'm sorry but a few episodes into the first season and viewers are supposed to believe that Stefan and Elena have an epic romance. Epic fail in my opinion. Like you said we saw none of it, but with Damon and Elena we are able to watch their story develop from the beginning; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Epic win!
Arabian: Damon & Elena02arabian on January 10th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, yeah. I just -- I mean, I do think that Stefan/Elena have their moments, but there is just NO comparison to the awesome of Damon/Elena, in my opinion. None at all.