Dair Appreciation Week: Day Four (Moment You Started Shipping Them)
Empire of the Son, 4x17
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There was so much Dair in this episode that it was almost too much to handle. And that fact that they finally addressed the issue of whether Dan and Blair would ever go there was the cherry on top. Before this episode, I feel like I was holding my breath for any sign of hope of an actual romantic relationship for these two. From the very beginning they were my favorite two characters, so naturally, their screentime together was my favorite. But actually believing some feelings would surface between them? Pffftt I knew better than to let my mind go there. ESPECIALLY with the way their relationship had started. Then they started having more scenes together, and scheming and having more awesome witty banners, and slowly but surely, I started letting the idea of them grow bigger in the back of my mind until suddenly I was shipping them hardcore and anxiously awaiting their next scene together. 
And the writers must’ve felt the chemistry too, hence the brilliant episode that was 4x17. Now why the writers ever felt like they didn’t deserve a proper run as a couple, or a proper breakup for that matter, will forever be beyond me.

Dair Appreciation Week: Day Four (Moment You Started Shipping Them)

Empire of the Son, 4x17

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There was so much Dair in this episode that it was almost too much to handle. And that fact that they finally addressed the issue of whether Dan and Blair would ever go there was the cherry on top. Before this episode, I feel like I was holding my breath for any sign of hope of an actual romantic relationship for these two. From the very beginning they were my favorite two characters, so naturally, their screentime together was my favorite. But actually believing some feelings would surface between them? Pffftt I knew better than to let my mind go there. ESPECIALLY with the way their relationship had started. Then they started having more scenes together, and scheming and having more awesome witty banners, and slowly but surely, I started letting the idea of them grow bigger in the back of my mind until suddenly I was shipping them hardcore and anxiously awaiting their next scene together.

And the writers must’ve felt the chemistry too, hence the brilliant episode that was 4x17. Now why the writers ever felt like they didn’t deserve a proper run as a couple, or a proper breakup for that matter, will forever be beyond me.

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

 My Top OTPs (In No Particular Order): 

 Dair, Brucas, Delena, Matthew +Mary, Galeniss, Peeniss

My Top OTPs (In No Particular Order):

Dair, Brucas, Delena, Matthew +Mary, Galeniss, Peeniss

Jerenny AU Part 1: 
Before Little J lost herself (and her virginity) in the unforgiving world of the UES. Before Little Gilbert was forced to grow up by losing everyone he ever loved. Before, there was just Jenny and Jeremy. 
Friends who had lived side-by-side their whole lives, sharing family moments with each other since the moment they had both been born. They had seen each other at their best, and they had helped each other through their worst. They had grown to become best friends in every possible sense. Then Jenny’s parents divorced. And given the ultimatum of choosing between her parents, her love for her dad sent her on a flight to New York to start off her high school career there. Soon after Jeremy’s life also followed suit in unprecedented changes when his parents died in a car accident, forcing his sister and him to move in with his Aunt Jenna in the small town known as Mystic Falls. 
And now, years later, after she’s banned from her city for having sex with the UES’s self-proclaimed Princess’ boyfriend, and he’s compelled to leave town when things get too dangerous back home - Fate steps in to bring them back together to the place where their story began.
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 He spots her first. She’s walking out of a small shop that looks like it could be an agency of some sort. He’s heading home after hanging out with his friend Kol. It doesn’t take long for her to return his gaze and for a small smile to appear on her face and disappear just as quickly as it came. She makes the first steps towards him. He hesitates for a moment, but before long they’ve already meet halfway. And when the silent staring contest becomes too unbearable, she speaks first.
"You’re back"
"We both are, apparently" he says.
He doesn’t smile. He doesn’t even try to look or seem happy, excited even, to see her. She tries to find a trace of the old, fun-loving sweet Jeremy she once knew, but she comes up empty. Of course to expect him to be the same after all this time wouldn’t be fair. Especially when she realizes that the old her is so long gone that it almost seems impossible to go back to being her former self - so happy, so heart-breakingly innocent.
She doesn’t smile either. And then for what seems like an eternity, they try to find each other again. They search each other’s faces for any slight moment of recognition - something to connect their former lives to now. But it’s no use. Because he’s not the guy who’s smile comes so naturally anymore. And she doesn’t wear the same confidence she once did.
They’re lost.

Jerenny AU Part 1:

Before Little J lost herself (and her virginity) in the unforgiving world of the UES. Before Little Gilbert was forced to grow up by losing everyone he ever loved. Before, there was just Jenny and Jeremy.

Friends who had lived side-by-side their whole lives, sharing family moments with each other since the moment they had both been born. They had seen each other at their best, and they had helped each other through their worst. They had grown to become best friends in every possible sense. Then Jenny’s parents divorced. And given the ultimatum of choosing between her parents, her love for her dad sent her on a flight to New York to start off her high school career there. Soon after Jeremy’s life also followed suit in unprecedented changes when his parents died in a car accident, forcing his sister and him to move in with his Aunt Jenna in the small town known as Mystic Falls.

And now, years later, after she’s banned from her city for having sex with the UES’s self-proclaimed Princess’ boyfriend, and he’s compelled to leave town when things get too dangerous back home - Fate steps in to bring them back together to the place where their story began.

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 He spots her first. She’s walking out of a small shop that looks like it could be an agency of some sort. He’s heading home after hanging out with his friend Kol. It doesn’t take long for her to return his gaze and for a small smile to appear on her face and disappear just as quickly as it came. She makes the first steps towards him. He hesitates for a moment, but before long they’ve already meet halfway. And when the silent staring contest becomes too unbearable, she speaks first.

"You’re back"

"We both are, apparently" he says.

He doesn’t smile. He doesn’t even try to look or seem happy, excited even, to see her. She tries to find a trace of the old, fun-loving sweet Jeremy she once knew, but she comes up empty. Of course to expect him to be the same after all this time wouldn’t be fair. Especially when she realizes that the old her is so long gone that it almost seems impossible to go back to being her former self - so happy, so heart-breakingly innocent.

She doesn’t smile either. And then for what seems like an eternity, they try to find each other again. They search each other’s faces for any slight moment of recognition - something to connect their former lives to now. But it’s no use. Because he’s not the guy who’s smile comes so naturally anymore. And she doesn’t wear the same confidence she once did.

They’re lost.

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I don’t know which is worse.

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Mark with Brucas 

or 

GGwriters with Dair 

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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.

Hasn’t Dan been screwed over by Gossip Girl too many times for it to make sense for him to actually BE her?

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…..

Bored = TV Ship Challenge

Select your 5 ships, in no particular order, before answering the questions

  1. Dair
  2. Delena
  3. Klaroline
  4. Olitz
  5. Aimily

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.