what it feels like to be a casual member of a drama filled fandom
I guess the reason I can’t really see the comparisons between Dair & Steroline is because where Caroline has helped build Stefan up at his lowest, just like he did her, all Blair did was put Dan down pre-dating. Steroline is more of an mutual respect kind if friendship, whereas Dair had it’s rough patches before Blair really considered Dan to being even remotely close to her “high-standing.”
Not trying to start an argument or anything, just my thoughts
Mark with Brucas
GGwriters with Dair
Most importantly, none of OTH’s characters were sacrificed in order to make Leyton happen. Brucas also got a breakup scene and we were allowed some kind of closure. Plus Leyton had been hinted for awhile so it wasn’t the biggest shocker either. Also Peyton never sold Lucas for her record label right? That’s gotta count for something. Although I preferred the Brucas endgame, at least I could stand them being together. Leyton was a healthy relationship, not perfect, but more stable than Chair will ever be. And when Brooke moved on it was with someone new who did nothing but love her unconditionally and respect her. This vs: Sacrificing every single character/ storyline on the show just to make Chair happen. Never getting a breakup scene, or any scene promising closure for that matter. Blair’s renewed feelings for Chuck also came out of nowhere when there had been no hint of trouble in paradise for Dair until the season finale. The hotel-selling is self-explanatory. And finally, they basically made Dan settle for Serena. Instead of introducing someone new for him, they brought him back to the one person that he has hurt the most and vice versa. All so the angry Chair stans could get their fairytale ending. Mark at least kept his integrity when he wrote his show. For me there is no real competition on which ending was worse.
I mean I know logic isn’t exactly the writer’s strong suit, but I just find Dan being GG the most ridiculous “OMFG” moment of the series. It’s like you can’t even make this shit up anymore. Think of all the stupid storylines a teen drama can have, and this show has done them. And more . If Dan does in fact turn out to be Gossip Girl, I guess it’ll just convince me further of how bad this show has gotten over the years and I’ll finally get some closure.
2 more episodes…..
Select your 5 ships, in no particular order, before answering the questions
1. Do you remember the episode/scene/chapter that you first started shipping 5?
It had to have been when Emily walked into her house at the end of episode 2X04 and she was still shaken up with her mom situation and Aiden was waiting for her and he just knew she was hurting. And the first thing he did was walk over to her and try to hug her. And she tried to push him away instinctively, but he just held on tighter until she finally just collapsed. It was such a raw scene for Emily to let her guard down like that and it just shows how much depth they have as a couple.
2. Have you ever read a FanFiction about 2?
OF COURSE. It was seriously the only way I could get to see Elena finally confessing her feelings for Damon. Now that they’ve actually started sorta acting like a couple on the show it won’t be as necessary anymore though ;)
3. Has a picture of 4 ever been your screen saver/profile picture/tumblr?
No. Only because they’re a newfound OTP of mine and I’ve been more invested in Ships 1 & 2 lately. But they’re becoming more of a priority lately :)
4. If 3 were to suddenly break-up today, what would your reaction be
Haha I’m still waiting for them to be a couple! TVD doesn’t do sudden breakups though, so I’m sure (if one day we were so luck to have a Klaroline relationship), the breakup wouldn’t be out of nowhere.
5. Why is 1 so important?
Aren’t these questions supposed to be short and to the point? Ughh.. Dair is the first ship that I’ve shipped hardcore and will therefore forever hold a special place in my heart (even though their relationship has been burned to the ground). They are important for too many reasons, but the biggest one for me is the fact that they were such a breath of fresh air to the usual pairings that Gossip Girl did. It actually felt like an entirely different show when they were together. And the writers had an opportunity to do amazing things with there two. But they chose not to. And that’s another reason why they’re important - they were never given a real chance to bloom.
And it hurts like hell.
6. Is 4 a funny ship or a serious ship?
They can have their funny moments, but they’re rare. They’re more of the angsty, penetrating stares type of couple. But I love them for it. And they make it work without it being boring.
7. Out of all of the ships listed, which ship has the most chemistry?
Oh gosh. They all have some crazy chemistry! If I had to pick just one though… Delena. I blame Damon and those eyes.
8. Out of all of your ships listed, which ship has the strongest bond?
Ha “bond”. Well delena has that whole sire-bond thing going on right now if that counts for something. But I think Aimily’s the one with the deepest connection considering their pasts and how they understand each other so well that not many people know them as well as they know each other.
9. How many times have you read/watched 2’s fandom?
haha way too many times to remember!
10. Which ship has lasted the longest?Well I always tend to fall for the couples that have crazy amazing chemistry, but go seasons before discovering each other and being together and spend more time apart than together, and what do you know all of the above have not had very long track records. As an official couple though, Olitz has lasted the longest. Sharing-feelings-but-not-acting-on-them wise, Delena ties with Olitz.
11. How many times, if ever, has 1 broken up?
Once. And they never got back together. And I never got over it.
12. If the world was suddenly thrust into a zombie apocalypse, which ship would make it out alive, 2 or 3?
Bahaha I love how all the vampires are options for this question. Klaus definitely has an advantage considering he’s a hybrid though. Plus no offense to Elena, but Caroline would definitely kick her ass in a fight.
13. Did 5 ever have to hide their relationship for any reason?
Not yet. But I think it’s gonna happen in the second half of the season when Emily tries to get closer into Grayson Corporations, hence the clip of her kissing Daniel again.
14. Is 4 still together?
They’re together, but they’re not. Olitz will never be over
15. Is 2 canon?
We’re getting there :D
16. If all 5 ships were put into a couple’s Hunger Games, which couple would win?
Again, Klaus is a hybrid… sorta rules out any other option.
17. Has anybody ever tried to sabotage 5’s ship?
Yeah, seems that Daniel’s heading that way :/
18. Which ship would you defend to the death and beyond?
Dair. Just because I have become so emotionally attached to this pair that everything is Dair and everything hurts, yet I regret nothing.
19. Do you spend hours a day going through 3’s tumblr page?
It depends. If I’ve had some good Klaroline interaction during a TVD episode, then yes, I will be on there for awhile. Or sometimes all I need is a good rant/gif to put me in the mood :)
20. If an evil witch descended from the sky and told you that you had to pick one of the 5 ships to break up forever or else shed break them all forever, which ship would you sink?
Seriously?! Ughhh..Well I don’t need an evil witch to make me choose, the Gossip Girl writers have self handedly destroyed Dair on their own. So I guess they get the vote. But if they were still canon, then I’d have to say Klaroline. ONLY BECAUSE they haven’t become officially canon yet, so I don’t have any memories that would hurt me to let go of if I chose them. All the other couples are/have been canon and they’ve stolen my heart
Let’s just take a step back and think about this for a second. Dan was punched by the show’s de-facto moral center Nate, who is currently trying to figure out how to weasel his way out of some serious accounting fraud. Also leading the anti-Dan charge was Blair, a young woman who has, over time, made thousands of people miserable with her scheming, back-stabbing, and selfishness. She spent this episode purposefully trying to submarine the reconciliation of two of her best friends, one of whom she’d just reconciled with herself not a few days prior. By her side was Chuck, whose rap-sheet of illegal activities, shady business dealings, and human rights violations we don’t need to rehash here. That leaves us with Serena, a person who needs real help, yet who can’t stop manipulating everyone around her with a smile on her face.
If there’s one thing that really pisses me off in shipping wars is when a person decides to judge an entire fandom based on what ONE person did. No matter the fandom, they all are made up of a variety of personalities that every member contributes to. So unless you know every single person and their personalities and they do in fact all think the same, save yourself the embarrassment and don’t call out an entire fandom for something one person, or maybe a couple did. Don’t speak for fandom, ESPECIALLY if you are not in it.
It wouldn’t be the first time the character’s been completely written aside (it has been six seasons of meager attempts afterall). I just wished they would’ve given his character a chance outside of his playboy/eyecandy stereotype.
The writers should be so proud.