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01 April 2012 @ 10:19 pm
Oh, I dunno ...  
I'm back to being pessimistic about The Vampire Diaries.

Apparently previous spoilers are wrong, and not only do S/E dance (which, yeah I did already know) in 3.20, it's apparently not a big D/E episode, but rather a BIG S/E episode. And I just -- I can't wrap my brain around Elena being with this guy after what he did on the bridge. I know, I know, what Damon did to Jeremy -- but that wasn't personal, that wasn't after she'd fallen in love with Damon, that wasn't after they'd been together. It was PERSONAL what Stefan did. And she and Stefan are going to dance, and have sweet, wonderful moments and get all close and intimate. Sure whatever happens with D/E in 3.19 is supposed to count, but when have Damon/Elena EVER gotten balance on this show? Uhm, never. So I'm not holding my breath here.

And now I'm back to thinking that Elena's going to either choose Stefan or choose neither one of them at the end of the season, kicking Damon (and the D/E shippers in the gut YET AGAIN!). I don't know how much more I can take of this ripping apart my shipper heart and I ADORE this show. There are so many D/E fans out there who don't even like the show anymore. No wonder the ratings are tanking. I'm sorry, but they were hitting the mid-to-higher two million viewers in the second half of season 02. Then the finale promised Damon/Elena. The first half of season two started to rise from those mid-to-higher two million to between three and mid-three million again. And other than 3.10 (where Damon/Elena kissed), there's been nothing but crumbs with them this second half and the ratings are falling back into the mid-to-higher two millions, with the last episode actually dipping below 2.5 (a 2.44). What is it going to take to wake them up to the fact that lack of Damon/Elena is HURTING the ratings.

There is no way you're not going to tell me there isn't some sort of connection here. Especially when Damon/Elena sweep every couple poll over Stefan/Elena, not to mention all of the buzz, talk, everywhere about them. The fandom is NOT evenly split, not by a long shot and because of that I can't honestly even understand the show being so determined to give both couples a fair shake more or less this season. And even if I could for that reason, it still wouldn't mesh because the first two seasons were NON-STOP STEFAN/ELENA! We're at the end of season 03 and Damon/Elena have YET to have even remotely as much good stuff as S/E.

And I'm whining, but I can't help it. IT'S NOT FAIR!

And damnit! One more rant. I'm fucking sick and tired of the lack of Damon-love on the show. Everyone treats him like crap. And he doesn't deserve it. Not now. Not when everyone else gets sunshine blown up their ass and forgiveness with a bouquet for any bad thing they do or it's flat-out ignored (paging Stefan!). But Damon?! He's still gets treated like crap for stuff he did in the first season and first episode of season 02, never mind EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY THING he's done good since then. What? Because he's snarky? Why shouldn't he be? Everyone treats him like crap.

Arabian: Ian & Nina14arabian on April 2nd, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
sorry, but I dont even understand "shipping". Not to the extent of making someone depressed, desperate, without hope and not watching the show anymore for being too bitter. There's something seriously wrong with that concept.

I don't feel this way about TVD because I love it, but for other shows when the ONLY reason I watched it was because I shipped a couple and everything was a clusterfuck in that department? Yeah, I stopped watching, so I get why people who don't enjoy anything about a show OTHER than a couple and that couple is screwed over why they'd stop watching it. And I don't find anything "seriously wrong" with it. Anyone can watch a show for any reason that they want to, and anyone can choose to stop watching a show for whatever reason they want to. If their enjoyment is derived solely from shipping a pairing on that show, and that pairing is shat all over, it wouldn't make sense to continue watching if you now had NOTHING to enjoy about it.

I love my Damon and no one is gonna take that away from me!

I don't get how this corresponds with anything I said actually. I never said that it would take my love for Damon away from me, or that it would for anyone else. I'm just frustrated that he doesn't get credit for all he does because he does a LOT of stuff and other than Elena's thank you in "The New Deal," (and Liz -- one of the less-important, although I love her, recurring characters -- who does appear to appreciate him), he's never gotten a bit of appreciation from anyone else at any other time. And it's annoying.