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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.

GAH!
 
 
 
Arabian: Damon&Alaric02arabian on April 3rd, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
Part 1 of (erm) 3 (maybe?) --

PART 1 (yeah, yeah, I know!:p)

Dude! You saw my response to your posts in the episode thread!

:o If you of all people stop being optimistic about Delena, we're all screwed! ;)

If it helps, I feel mostly better now. It's just that as much as I was able to go with the flow about the last episode, I was disappointed in the reaction to Damon's kidnapping overall, and from Elena especially. I was able to rationalize most of it away, but not seeing anything AT ALL from Elena beyond that one scene where she asked about rescuing him was very, very disheartening. I get the why of the kidnapping, but it felt like a HUGE wasted opportunity to show the others realizing that Damon does mean at least a LITTLE something to them, and Elena getting a kick in the pants about her feelings for him, and Stefan seeing that reaction from her which led to that scene at the end.

You already know I (unfortunately) agree with you a lot on this!

I know, but I DO feel better now!

Every single time I try to relax and enjoy the ride something happens and I feel like we (Delena) shippers get screwed up.

But I don't think we will. We get 3.19 which is supposed to matter plenty lots, and yeah there's stuff with S/E in 3.20, but she also said there is stuff with D/E in a few weeks meaning we'll get stuff in 3.21 and probably 3.22 as well.

I also feel like they're trying too hard to please both sides, D/E and S/E.

I actually think they're trying to please S/E and this is my theory why, they know the long game and they know that it's Damon/Elena -- sooner rather than later -- and that therefore they don't have to appease that fanbase because to them the writing is on the wall. What is happening on the show should suffice. The problem is that they don't seem to realize that just because THEY know what's happening, people have been burned too often to see that logical, narrative flow.

I find myself (almost!!) regretting the days when Stefan and Elena were together and it was out in the open at least and Damon and Elena had their little moments (the key word here is 'almost'! :P).

I think that the opposite is going to happen next season. I do think Damon/Elena will be together, and Stefan will be on the outside and there were still be moments with Elena because she can't help it, she does love him.

no side is happy.

Honestly, prior to 3.18, I was pretty happy with D/E's progression.

Damon/Elena haven't moved forward since the kiss (8 episodes ago??!)

See, I do think there has been progression. Elena's reaction to Damon potentially kissing her again showed very clearly that she wants him, but she doesn't feel that it's right to. Then in 3.14, Damon DID let the elephant out. Flat-out saying with no extenuating circumstances that he loved her was a definite progression because you can't put that back in the box. You can't blame it on a deathbed confession, or what someone else says and hey, they could be wrong! Then in 3.15, we had Damon pulling away which led to Elena truly hurt ... which she wouldn't have been did she not have those feelings. And while she and Damon were playing the who can pretend they care less game, Elena was reaching a place with Stefan where they could deal with some of their stuff. And them dealing with their stuff HAS TO HAPPEN before Damon and Elena can happen.

TBC
vanimy: D/Evanimy on April 6th, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Dude! You saw my response to your posts in the episode thread!

LMAO!

I know, but I DO feel better now!

Good. :)

I actually think they're trying to please S/E and this is my theory why, they know the long game and they know that it's Damon/Elena -- sooner rather than later -- and that therefore they don't have to appease that fanbase because to them the writing is on the wall. What is happening on the show should suffice. The problem is that they don't seem to realize that just because THEY know what's happening, people have been burned too often to see that logical, narrative flow.

Exactly. I think we've all felt like we were manipulated before albeit in other fandoms.

I think that the opposite is going to happen next season. I do think Damon/Elena will be together, and Stefan will be on the outside and there were still be moments with Elena because she can't help it, she does love him.


Mmh. I'm not sure I'd like romantic Stelena moments with Damon and Elena together.

Honestly, prior to 3.18, I was pretty happy with D/E's progression.

You're lucky! lol As you probably noticed I've been grumbling about D/E since episode 14 ;). Again, not the idea behind it, I'm a sucker for angst so that's not what's troubling me but the execution. I'm no longer mad at Elena though so that's an improvement! lol