?

Log in

 
 
11 January 2011 @ 08:57 am
30 Day Vampire Diaries-Meme, Day 22  
Day 22 - Your favorite character entrance?

Elijah (Daniel Gilies)


The camera panning to the opening door, the creaking of said door, the careful framing of him in the center of the doorway, sunlight streaming over him (and we're already pretty sure this dude is a vampire!), the close-up of that aristocratic face, with just the slightest hint of a smile and the slight nod as if taking everything in and being quite fine with what was to come. So motherfucking bad-ass. I LOVE ELIJAH!


Daniel Gillies ranks up there with Matt Davis and Kelly Hu, in my opinion, as the best recurring-casting this show has ever done. Please, pretty please, show figure out a way to make him stay long time!

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?
Day 19 - Your favorite TVD romance?
Day 20 - Your favorite TVD song?
Day 21 - A wacky ship that you would love?
 
 
 
luvbama: bamfluvbama on January 11th, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
Daniel Gillies/BAMF Elijah = fine, so very VERY FINE! There is simply no such thing as over-gushing about him, LOL. And, yeah, his entrance scene was made of perfection. Boyfriend definitely rocked it out of the park; there was something so chilling, so spine-tingling sinister about the way he just stood in the doorway being, as you said, fine with what was to come.

PS--love your icon. :)
Arabian: Elijah01arabian on January 11th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hee! I saw your icon and was like: Oh! We had the same idea. I know I've seen this one of yours before, but I didn't even think on it when I made my Elijah one. Great minds ...

Daniel Gillies/BAMF Elijah = fine, so very VERY FINE! There is simply no such thing as over-gushing about him, LOL.

Agreed; and I'm still irrationally pissed that the episode "Rose" was not named "Elijah" ... as it damn well should have been!
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Josh Grobonbadboy_fangirl on January 11th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
No joke, right, because of the two, he's much more interesting. They have a thing though for naming episodes after women. They haven't ever done it for a man. *Alaric* would have been a good episode title, once upon a time. :D

I really love Elijah too, and always love to rewatch "Rose" for the part when he says to Elena, "Are you negotiating with me?" It's just so quizzical, and shows what a BAMF Elena is, even as she stands trembling before him. ♥
Arabian: Elena03arabian on January 11th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
I honestly think that they thought that Rose was going to be popular like Anna, Pearl, Alaric, et al. and she's just not. It explains them naming an episode after her, pairing her with Damon, and expecting the majority of viewers to give a fuck about whether she lives or dies before a five-week hiatus. Unusual fail, show. :(

About the episode title, it's not even that Rose is such a lame character (admittedly a lame character whose lameness amuses me), but she doesn't have enough gravitas as a character to justify an ep title, unlike Isobel and Katerina. Now, Elijah, on the other hand, he does and an episode named after him would have made perfect sense. I must disagree about Alaric, as much as I love him, I would question any of his episodes having been named after him also.

"Are you negotiating with me?" It's just so quizzical, and shows what a BAMF Elena is, even as she stands trembling before him. ♥

Elena ROCKS!

sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: TVD: Alaric couldn't carebadboy_fangirl on January 11th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
It's the actress--I've heard she's been on other CW shows that people hated her on too. And while I don't hate Rose, I'm just fairly MEH about her.

I can see how naming an episode "Alaric" might have been overstating his case when he first showed up, but the episode where he kills Logan Scumfell? I thought he owned it. That's the Alpha Male Douche Bag episode, and for me, it would have been okay to name the episode after him. But I'm unreasonably in love with Alaric on some level, so I know I'm skewed in my thinking. *g*
Arabian: Alaric01arabian on January 12th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I've heard that the actress just doesn't cut it. She's very meh-inspiring.

Alaric is awesome, so I understand the skew. *g*
luvbama: bamfluvbama on January 11th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
>>Hee! I saw your icon and was like: Oh! We had the same idea. I know I've seen this one of yours before, but I didn't even think on it when I made my Elijah one. Great minds ...<<

The lack of Elijah icon-worthy pics is shameful. Of the few that are available, we both chose the best one. Yay us! :)

>>Agreed; and I'm still irrationally pissed that the episode "Rose" was not named "Elijah" ... as it damn well should have been!**<<

This.^ I don't mind Rose as a character, but she so didn't merit an episode title.

What are the chances DG could become a cast regular? Can you see a way to incorporate his character into the plot indefinitely?
Arabian: Elijah01arabian on January 11th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've already made up a few storylines that do that, LOL! I DON'T WANT HIM TO EVER LEAVE!!!

And, yes, I agree there are NOT enough good Elijah pics out there. :Pouts:
luvbama: bamfluvbama on January 11th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've already made up a few storylines that do that, LOL!

Sweet!! Do you feel comfortable sharing? If not, no worries. :)

I DON'T WANT HIM TO EVER LEAVE!!!

Are you listening, casting people? Elijah must stay!

I figured out how to do the italics thingy all by myself. Yay me!
Arabian: Elijah01arabian on January 11th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, just that he basically comes up with plans to bring down Klaus and it's because he was a good guy as a vampire, and doesn't want Klaus' plan -- which would pretty much wind up making vamps take over the world and humans being nothing but snack things -- to happen. Other than beheading Trevor (and, hey, rules are rules), Elijah not only has not done bad things, he's mostly done decent things. He didn't take out his revenge on Rose, but spared her. He paid the street dude for all the coins he took, he killed the vamps who knew that Elena was around so they couldn't tell Klaus, spared Damon and Elena, made a nice deal with Elena, etc. So, yeah, I can see them parlaying him into not being a big bad.

I figured out how to do the italics thingy all by myself. Yay me!

It is fun when you figure stuff out. And you can make your posts extra pretty! :)
tams71tams71 on January 11th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
Daniel Gillies was an excellent choice to play Elijah. He's got this old world, regal way about him and yet he has a sinister and menacing vibe going on at the same time.

Not only is Elijah a BAMF, but his manners are impeccable, even when he's swatting heads off and ripping hearts out, he does it with such class. LOL

I hope they keep him around for as long as possible. I'd love to see more Damon and Elijah interaction. Talk about a killer match up.
Arabian: Damon03arabian on January 11th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
He's got this old world, regal way about him and yet he has a sinister and menacing vibe going on at the same time.

Yuppers!

I'd love to see more Damon and Elijah interaction. Talk about a killer match up.

I made up this story where Damon/Elena were kidnapped and Elijah/Alaric wound up working together to find/save them, and then it was the four of them escaping together ... and it was awesome (at least in my head!)
tams71tams71 on January 12th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Now that's a story I would love to read. If you ever want to share, let me know :)
Arabian: Damon05arabian on January 14th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
As long as I have this job, I really don't have time to write fanfiction anymore. If I ever got someone who did like to write on my wavelength who wasn't big on ideas, I would totally collaborate though. :)
crowandfogcrowandfog on January 13th, 2011 06:10 am (UTC)
That's so right! Elijah is a classy BAMF! He gave that blind guitar player $100 for those coins! It just adds to his overall super awesomeness.

I hope he doesn't get killed, so that even if he has to leave, they can still bring him back.
Arabian: Elijah01arabian on January 14th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
I will hope as long as it's possible that he will stay around as long as possible!
Alisha: TVD (Caroline/Stefan) Lightkalishaka on January 12th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
I do love Elijah a LOT!
Arabian: Stefan & Caroline01arabian on January 14th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
It's impossible not to, in my oh so humble opinion. ;)
Myramidnightblack07 on January 14th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
YES!! THIS!!
hands down, my favorite guest star of season 2 and I would be OVER THE MOON if they decided to keep him around at least as long as they did Anna (possibly longer?? just sayin'...); and his entrance, the cap says it all =P
Arabian: Katherine04arabian on January 14th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
I want him longer than Anna definitely! I want him FOREVER!!!!