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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&Stefan02arabian on April 3rd, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
And that makes people mad, me thinks and makes people give up on Delena. My sister (who is the one who introduced me to TVD, bless her) who watches TVD every Thursday but isn't as involved as I am in the fandom is getting tired of it all and almost swore off Delena forever after 'Dangerous Liaisons' and she shipped Delena way before I started to... I think a lot of casual viewers are getting tired of the lack of Delena and the lack of an interesting plot. I may repeat myself but the plot focused way too much on the Originals in the second part of this season instead of IDK, Stefan and his issues (which is probably why I loved 3x16 so damn much because FINALLY the plot came back to our favorite characters). Oh well. I rambled again!!

I REALLY hope that the last 4 episodes (even the S/E stuff in 3.20) winds up making all of this work. I remember how freaking frustrated I was during so much of season 02, but the finale and what's happened with Stefan and Elena this season really made that all so obviously planned and executed as intended. (For the most part, I still think they wound up having to drop the Katherine/Stefan aspect, but hope springs eternal we will come back to that eventually.)

Anyway, *hugs*, because even though I'm pessimistic in spite of myself, I don't like seeing you feeling down.

As you can tell, I'm much better. :) I just needed a vent! Thanks for listening, and by responding to you, feeling better. {{HUGS}}
vanimy: Damon/Stefanvanimy on April 6th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, dear. :)