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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.

vanimy: TVDvanimy on April 6th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
Part 2 of (yeah, I think it's gonna be) 3 --


3.12 - Elena telling Stefan about the kiss which I know that I and some others didn't see as romantic and about her feelings for Stefan, but I also know that many S/Ers DID see it as such.
3.13 - Stefan admitting he did still love her.
3.14 - Elena working with Stefan again, taking his arm at the dance, him watching her with Damon, showing signs of jealousy, dancing with each other, her telling him that he always respected her, with them having a moment there, and the porch scene which wasn't supposed to seen as romantic, but definitely was.
3.16 - Elena upset by seeing Stefan like that which showed she did still feel strongly for him, and her description of what she felt for him. I dunno, I know I didn't see it as good, but S/Eers might have.
3.17 - Stefan helping her out with Ric, by her side, helping to save the day.
3.18 - Elena showing concern for him (as in not wanting him to go over the edge), yes, he said she was in love with Damon and she couldn't deny it, but she also said she never stopped loving him, and he said he loved her and they he was touchy-feely on her face.

Okay, didn't even realize there's been so many S/E moments.


Not over-the-top romantic, but they've definitely had moments, just as D/E have.

Yeah but I think S/E shippers who were used to so many moments must feel disappointed. Stefan and Elena haven't kissed since late season 2 (not even the finale actually).

(Hah! I can't believe you made me recount romantic-ish S/E stuff, LOL!)

hehe, playing the devil's advocate here!

Oh, we don't disagree. It's a combination of factors. Too much Originals, lack of urgency (I agree there), but I do think that the biggest reason is Damon/Elena and I say that because the first two factors were in place in the first half of the season.

True but the first two factors weren't that present in the first half. Klaus and Rebekah were heavily tied to Stefan's storyline in the first part of the season. No sign of Elijah and we knew nothing about Kol and Finn. I think there was some sense of urgency because Stefan had to be saved then the Mikael storyline worked because Mikael himself as a villain worked.