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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 Somerhalder03arabian on April 2nd, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
I agree with you 100% but especially about the lack of accountability for Stefan's character. Not only is Elena apparently overlooking the bridge incident but no one else including her judgy friends have once mentioned it or expressed disgust to Stefan for doing that.

Elena, I'm actually fine with. Because Elena forgives EVERYONE horrible things and so for her to not forgive Stefan without discussing would be out of character. The fact that no one else has any issue with him is MY issue. He did HORRIBLE things and there should be some accountability. Grr.

I mean Caroline has no problem singing Damon when they were passing out the stakes for sleeping with Rebekah but isn't bothered by Stefan acting all superior and giving orders when just the other day he tried to kill Elena. . .again.

Caroline, I can deal with because of her past with Damon, but again, the fact that Stefan gets no consequences at all infuriates me.

Them dancing was going to be hard to deal with but if they episode is about them re-bonding with at least talking about all their major issues I will have completely lost faith in the writers.

Agreed; but I think we'll be okay. I'm choosing to believe that now. It HAS to happen with them dealing with some issues.

Plus it will destroy any goodwill / forward progress made by DE the episode before.

And Julie said very specifically that what happens in 3.19 MATTERS plenty so that has to effect what happens in 3.20.

Because don't tell me Damon won't see them getting close.

Actually he might not. I don't think Damon will be at the dance; it appears that there is some great Damon/Alaric in the episode, and I can't NOT be happy about that if it means we're FINALLY going to deal with Ric's treatment of Damon (due to the ring or not). It needs to be acknowledged and dealt with.

All around the writers make it very hard to be a DE shipper because they give us so little

I am refusing to be completely defeatist, and I'm holding onto the hope that this is the dark before the dawn, and that we WILL get them sooner rather than later. And it will be glorious! Ah, I have this venting things, and then as I respond to other venters, I feel better. :)
k_stjames: pic#110491197k_stjames on April 3rd, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
I always love your responses to my rantings because you give me so much to think about and you offer a very balanced perspective.
Arabian: Ian Somerhalder07arabian on April 3rd, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Thank you; I'm glad my venting lead to your ranting which led to my balanced perspective which could help your take on it. :)