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28 June 2014 @ 03:12 am
Whee! New LJ Header!!  
So, I made a new LJ header. I know, I know, I should be working on my finale post, but do you really want me to work on it when I don't feel like it? It won't be as good and detailed and thinky-thought as it should be if I'm forcing myself? Right? Right. Anyhoo! Whee! New banner. I have a Damon/Elena shot from each season, a girls shot (Elena, Caroline, Bonnie), a boys shot (Damon and his minions, hehehehe), Damon/Stefan, Damon/Alaric (he's back! team badass! will be back!) and Stefan/Caroline. Because I'm SOOOOOOOO happy with TVD, I decided to go with a full-on fictional theme and give my precious Nian babies the privacy they clearly want. Good on them! Hopefully, my bb Matt gets someone long-term I can fully ship him with next season (since Rebekah is clearly out of the question, gee, thanks Julie, pfft!, and Katherine is, well, ya'll know what happened with her. Oh, Katherine...). We'll see. And Bonnie and Jeremy are adorable, but the passionate side of things with them just doesn't do anything for me, so I'm sticking with D/E and S/C as my couples du jour in my theme! So pretty!

Yes, yes, the post will come. I SWEAR!!!!
jairem08: pic#122702267jairem08 on June 28th, 2014 07:41 am (UTC)
Love the new theme.
I've had withdrawal symptoms missing your posts but will patiently wait. I'm sure it will be worth it. Any idea of when it will be? At least sort of indication?
Arabian: Alaric01arabian on June 28th, 2014 08:48 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)

Well, the plan has been every week thus far, and it hasn't happened, so I can't really say. Probably not next week because my schedule is wonky, but in the next two weeks? Maybe.
Bogwitch: TVD Enzo and Carolinebogwitch on June 28th, 2014 07:50 am (UTC)
Very nice!

I will have finished my rewatch of the entire series by the time you finish that post. :D I am mid-season 4 already and I have been taking it slow...
Arabian: Caroline07arabian on June 28th, 2014 08:50 am (UTC)
Thank you.

I want to do a series rewatch, but I want to wait until the show's done, I dunno. I was going through and re-saving caps from the beginning and laughing about the early Stefan/Elena stuff, knowing now that it was all Markos' spell, hehehehe! I'm gonna have so much hilarity watching the S/E scenes now when I do my rewatches.

I'm aiming for the post to be up in the next few weeks. Really. I think. Maybe.
Bogwitch: Meg and Mog - Mog [new]bogwitch on June 28th, 2014 09:42 am (UTC)
It had better be epic. :)

I watched it all last year as well. I might not have bothered this time, but we had so much new information relevant to the early seasons in season 5 that wanted to see how it all fitted.

Edited at 2014-06-28 09:42 am (UTC)
Arabian: Alaric02arabian on June 28th, 2014 11:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know, right. If not, so my bad. :(

I've been doing read-ups on stuff for my post, if that helps, LOL!
(Anonymous) on June 28th, 2014 09:31 pm (UTC)
/ I was going through and re-saving caps from the beginning and laughing about the early Stefan/Elena stuff, knowing now that it was all Markos' spell/
I'm still confused about that - was that spell the reason they met only? But they fall in love on their own? Or their feelings also were the result of the spell? I mean - Stefan told Elena that speech about how their feelings were real, they fought, they grew, then grew apart - but Marcos told Damon this whole Universe bringing Doppels together was his spell - so did Stefan/Katherine and Stefan/Elena fell in love on their own or because of the spell? This whole mythology's so confusing!
Arabian: Damon & Elena40arabian on June 28th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
No, it wasn't the reason they met. That was circumstances, but they were drawn together, yes. They fell in love with each other, had feelings because of the spell that Markos created. Yes, they care about each other, yes, they love each other. But the meeting, how quickly it happened, how "epic" and dramatic it all was, was because of the spell. It was all heightened BECAUSE of the spell. There is simply no way of knowing just how real their feelings for each other ever were. Now that Markos had dropped, obviously, we know that they love each other because they still care for one another, but just as obviously, they aren't in love with each other at all. And, again, all of that early stuff, well, it was created by the doppelganger spell.

Personally, I don't find it confusing myself. :shrugs: And I love how this season has completely eroded Stefan/Elena and set up Damon/Elena as THE couple. :D
Diana: Vampire Diaries -- Team Elenabutterfly on June 28th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
It makes how quickly their ~love~ happened make so much more sense. Because that's the thing that I always side-eyed about the early S1 episodes. It was so fast!
Arabian: Elena01arabian on June 28th, 2014 11:35 pm (UTC)
Yup, yup, yup! I was thinking of that and how Elena has always been so damn quick to overlook things with Stefan that she doesn't with anyone else that has always driven me insane. It's been one of my one non-stop constant issues of rare complaint with the show. And NOW it makes sense. perfect and utter sense.

Matt: Ghidorahghidorah15 on June 28th, 2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
Nice header. :D And I, too, am glad Alaric's back. Now Damon and Bonnie just need to find a way out of the afterlife and back to the mortal world.

Regarding ships...maybe I'm crazy or just a little unwell, but I still have hope for Rebekah and my name twin. *shrug* Did Plec ever actually say there was no chance for them?
Arabian: Rebekah03arabian on June 28th, 2014 11:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you. So happy about Alaric. And, yeah, just gotta see how Damon and Bonnie get back!

No, Plec never said it, but hampering Rebekah with her psychotic brother's hybrid baby that she has to keep hidden from a coven of wanna-kill-hybrid-baby witches kinda does that pretty handily. Excuse me for being bitter, but I REALLY loathe what Plec did to Rebekah on TO and how horribly out of character she wrote her own freaking character!
Florencia: Damon (Home)florencia7 on June 28th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the new header!!! It's beautiful! And I love that you made Elena wear a red dress in 1x19 ;D

I obviously CAN'T WAIT to read your post, but I guess the ultimate deadline in October 2nd, so you still have some time ;)
Arabian: Damon13arabian on June 28th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I love how it all turned out. So pretty!! :D

I really do intend to write it every week, I swear. Hopefully in the next two weeks. Hopefully. The one good thing about the delay is I keep thinking of more things to add to it, LOL!
tj2013tj2013 on June 30th, 2014 11:12 am (UTC)
Love your new header. Great pics highlighting the dynamics. And of course the red dress! Hilarious!
Take your time with take two. I saw so many bloggers drop out and stop commenting at the begin of season 5, it's good to hear you will be still around. Till the end :-)
Arabian: Elena02arabian on July 5th, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I love how it came out. :)

And heads up! I'm working on the post now! I have it half done. I hope (fingers crossed!) to have it done before I get to work, if not, I won't have it up until tomorrow, but still, by the end of the weekend for sure!

Edited at 2014-07-05 05:52 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on July 5th, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
/ I hope (fingers crossed!) to have it done before I get to work, if not, I won't have it up until tomorrow, but still, by the end of the weekend for sure!/
Using your words: WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! :D
Arabian: Alaric03arabian on July 6th, 2014 02:27 am (UTC)
Well, I managed to actually finish it and the post is officially done (http://arabian.livejournal.com/639471.html) and INSANELY long. :D