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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: Damon & Elena09arabian on April 2nd, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
Wait. So, S/E are going to dance and have a ~moment during a 20s decade dance?! Oh, so they can whitewash all the nasty stuff Stefan did in the actual 20s? Seriously, of ALL THE DECADE DANCES they pick for S/E to have a moment, it's the freaking 20s?!

I am bummed that it's the 20's dance, but I don't think it's about whitewashing the stuff from the 20's because he was a Ripper for a lot longer than just that period. (I'm bummed because, hello, Stefan/Rebekah fell in love then!) And while they are going to have their "moment," I'm not sure it's going to end all hunky-dory, and the stuff with D/E in 3.19 IS supposed to matter and not just be swept away. So despite my negativity above, I am actual overall still hopeful, it's just that 3.18 did a number on me (despite my non-ranting review).

And Damon would open his veins (LITERALLY!) for a good number of people on the show, FFS!

He would, but no one seems to realize it. *sigh*

If Elena waffles in the finale, I'll lose some respect for her.

I don't know, I can't say I'll lose respect for her until I see how they play out. As I said in my episode review, Elena forgives EVERYONE horrible things and so for her to not forgive Stefan without discussing would be out of character.

I was just going back over the gifs in the poll and can I count the number of times Damon was there for her this season? Good night nurse... :/

Right, and then from 14 on, he's been a snarky ass who's acting like he doesn't care and screwing other girls, offering her no support or comfort or anything and the only explanation she has for that is her one thoughtless comment -- that she tried to take back immediately -- when she's forgiven him for so, so, so much more. So yeah, still would have liked 3.18 to play out better, but I'm back to hoping, mostly believing, it will all work out as I suspect.

See, I have this venting things, and then as I respond to other venters, I feel better. :)
eolivet on April 3rd, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
I just think of ALL THE DECADES they could've picked, and they HAPPEN to choose the one they showed in flashback, where Stefan was memorably bad. They also showed the inception of "the Ripper of Monterey" in 1912, so I have to believe this decade wasn't just chosen at random.

All I know is if S/E dance to "Look for the silver lining," I WILL CUT SOMEONE. :/
Arabian: Damon & Elena18arabian on April 3rd, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
The 20's dance isn't supposed to be it, it's supposed to be the 70's remember? Rebekah forces it, so I'm sure it has something to do with her shenanigans.

All I know is if S/E dance to "Look for the silver lining," I WILL CUT SOMEONE. :/

I don't know what you mean. (I'm actually kinda hoping that this is going to play out as un-awesome even coming from Julie for S/Eers as the dance in 3.14 played out for D/E. The fact that Julie brought up the "Miss Mystic Falls" dance KNOWING what happened in 3.14 when talking about their dance in 3.14 was just WTF?!?!? So I'm hoping this is going to be more of the same -- hey, be all excited S/Eers, oh wait, it's not that much, just a small thing that won't get you all full of happy happy joy joy.)
eolivet on April 3rd, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
Er...sorry..."Look for the silver lining" is the song played in DA, depicted in my icon. I want to keep S/E away from my M/M!

Agreed that maybe their dance will turn out as bad as ours...one can only hope...

Gotta head over to YTV for "Smash" talk, although my positivity is going to be mostly Tom and Karen/Ivy-centric... ;p
Arabian: Damon & Elena02arabian on April 3rd, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
No, it's probably going to be the song that JP tweeted about that has lyrics that ridiculously fit D/E, but don't really fit S/E at all. Which will very much annoy me. My only hope is that the song will be played over Klaus/Caroline (because it fits them better than S/E for sure), but I'm not holding out much hope.

Re: YTV, I think we (as in the whole staff) really need to work on setting up forums and threads, etc. and then when it's all done, flood our ljs, tumblrs, etc. with links. Right now, it's very much a work in progress. The hope is to have it done by the end of May which will miss regular TV season stuff, but will start before summer shows, and hopefully start discussion closer to the Fall of other shows. We'll see.