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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: D/E (s3)vanimy on April 6th, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
PART 1 (:o)

That I do agree with. I think they should have introduced her earlier, and truly made it about her teaching Damon. THen giving us Finn's point of view or something about her (they did the beautiful Stefan/Rebekah love story in one episode, they could have done the same for Sage/Finn). THEN have the brother's episode bringing Sage back into it. Ah well.

*nods enthusiastically*

Basically I feel like the general idea is still great TVD but the execution is severely flawed.

I think it has some flaws, but I wouldn't go that far. (But you do know how insanely this show's bitch I am, LOL!)

LOL! 'Severely' may have been a little too harsh indeed. I may rant a lot on this part of the season (I did like episode 16 and 17 though) but that's because I love this show to pieces and want it back to rocking my world.

I don't agree with that because it has been a continued remarked upon aspect of the Ric/Damon relationship. Like with the sun-and-moon curse they just took their time letting it happen.

Again, hard to judge since i'm not a casual viewer but I think a casual viewer probably forgot about Ric's attitude in episode 4, I know I did at first.

Elena and Damon pulling away from each other after the kiss makes a lot of sense from a narrative POV but the execution makes Elena look like she doesn't give a damn about Damon.

I really think that comes from the Damon-stan point of view. I really, really do. The fact that Damon has been pushing her away and deliberately being a jerky-boy for reasons that she can't fathom, yet she tried to reach him still in 3.15, talked about her feelings for him in 3.16, and was worried about him in 3.18, shows how much she does care. Damon has been the jerk to her first, she's just responding to his attitude.

Again, I understand all this when YOU put it that way but on screen it's different because it hasn't been explicitly shown. So far the only one we've seen suffer in this relationship (this season) is Damon. I think that even as a non Damon fan it's normal to empathize with the person who gets hurt. Elena's feelings have been hard to pinpoint these past episodes.