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So, if someone came up to me and asked me outright how I felt about the TVD season 4, I'd tell them that I hate it.  However, I've had some time to think it over and while I don't loathe it with every fibre of my being, I find it to be rather problematic for various reasons.

  1. Bonnie's sacrifice felt extremely underwhelming, and not in the sense that the sacrifice itself was, but the attention she got was just... no. It did her character no justice, especially the justice she deserves after this, all of this.

  2. I don't even understand the Silas stuff, and I won't try to, but it seemed really strange.  I feel like we would've known of all this cure stuff a long time ago, but whatever. I'm used to TVD springing plots on us at last minute in such strange ways.

  3. I feel like Jeremy was brought back because of Damon & Elena.  I know that sounds strange, but it feels to me like they brought him back as a way to bring DE together easily for the finale.  They dug themselves a hole and didn't even bother putting much thought into how Elena would deal with Jeremy's death (as always, because everything takes presidents over Elena Gilbert when it comes to this show and these writers MOST of the time, lets be real).

  4. I thought that Stefan's behaviour towards Damon was strange and rather out-of-character.  The bromance Salvatore stuff ALWAYS feels rather forced, but this was just awkward.

  5. The fucking line: "I got the girl." I don't know what about this ISN'T problematic, so I'll just leave it at that.

All in all, the finale wasn't the worst episode of TVD (gosh, I don't even know if I could pick a 'worst' episode, seeing how so many are so bad) but it sure as hell doesn't get my stamp of approval.  Between the treatment of Bonnie and Elena's characters, to the disposability of Jeremy Gilbert and the... whatever the hell it was that was going though Damon's head when he said that, I've just had it.  The finale sucked (that's an opinion, but I'm pretty sure of it) and that's that.

Also, forever angry at the lack of Caroline/Bonnie/Elena scenes, my OT3 needed more screen-time.
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19 March 2013 @ 10:56 pm
[Spoiler (click to open)]
... and I guess Elena and Elijah are going to 'first base' in the latest episode, or something?  I'm not worried, just kind of confused... What's going on with those Elijah and Elena scenes that people thought they saw happening a little while back, and how is all of this even remotely related to the storyline or ~plot~ of the show?  And I thought that Elena wanted nothing to do with the cure?

Question: Got any scoop about The Vampire Diaries? —Audrey

Ausiello: Elena will do just about anything to find the cure, and that includes going to first base with [spoiler].
13 October 2012 @ 10:12 am
[Elena Gilbert love ahead]
This scene was incredible.


It was like every wet dream from my childhood and I couldn't have asked for more.  That being said, what the hell.  This was by far one of the most bizarre episodes out there; most of the time I felt as if the characters were kind of choppily placed together but it is just the first episode of the season.

Not that TVD isn't know for doing this or anything.

But I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it, because I did.  Even the less desirable parts weren't really a huge deal because they were actually about Elena.

05 October 2012 @ 10:13 pm
So I said I would post my Amy11 manifesto but one, I've been swamped with work and school so I haven't had time to get on the ball and just write.  Two, I actually can't (and before you dispute my can't argument allow me to explain) because every time I sit down to write about them, the tears just start falling and they won't stop. It feels like I'm going to be sad forever and it sure feels like I'm never going to ship again; ever.  I listen to music and it translates to them, I see adds on billboards and I think of them, hell I can't even walk around my own apartment without my mind going there, to that rooftop and that graveyard where she gave it all up because she should, because she's Amy and that's what she does.  She's selfish but she's selfless to the point of Elena Gilbert and it's so, so tragic for me to even think about because I continue to fall for these characters and they break my heart, shard by shard over and over and over again.

So when Amy tells the Doctor she should be with Rory and he begs her to stay:

I'm broken.

And when Amy tells him it'll all be ok, and that everyone will make it through alright:

I break a little more.

At this point it feels like I'll never move past this, like I'll be stuck in this non-shipping rut forever and ever until my eyes dry and I can't cry any more; until I'm dead in a ditch somewhere because I died of sadness.

Dramatic, I know, but look at this.

And it just makes me wonder, did it hurt?  Did she feel the pull of time and gravity jerking her away from him quickly but painfully nonetheless?  Did she wish she could've hugged him or gazed at him a few moments longer?  An in those last few seconds, what do you think he wanted to say to her?  Or ask her?  Maybe, just maybe, he wanted to ask her why; why Rory and not him? Why not them?

Point being I have not forgotten about my manifesto, I've just not currently able to even speak when I hear songs about time or see food that's fried, I'm broken.
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Current Music: Waltz With Vampires
29 September 2012 @ 11:20 pm
I will dedicate the whole of tomorrow to an amy/eleven meme/manifesto and post it here by tomorrow night.  I've been with this ship since their first episode aired and I have not missed a second, so I'm feeling really depressed right now.  Like, I haven't been this sad since Elena Gilbert died in the books.  Anyway, I'll be working on this tomorrow.


I understand how unhealthy the relationship between Daenerys & Viserys and I’m under no illusions.  I don’t ship them per say but I do enjoy their dynamic. (Two different things angry Anons, two different things)

There are a few things in Game of Thrones that seem to be themed and quite favored by GRRM, people being bitter about their childhoods seems to be one of those things.  Taking a look at Viserys’ life without observing his treatment of Dany can be hard, I know, but if you can do that you should be able to also see that he was raised by people he hated, denied what was rightfully his and he lost his parents at a very, very young age.  Dany mentions that her brother had been kind to her in the beginning but spiraled into the depths of madness as time went on, indicating that he wasn’t always cruel towards her.  Due to his slow decent into madness she saw his character unfold and I think that was hard for her, seeing the person you love most in the world fall apart and suffer while there’s nothing you can do.  Still, that does not excuse his abusive tenancies and his using her in an attempt to make a power play to reclaim the Iron Throne, but it does explain a lot.

I think it’s fair to surmise his treatment of Dany is due to two things:

  1. He was resentful of the fact that she was his only chip to bargain with Drogo.  She was to be his bride, his queen and she wouldn’t be, at least not until he reclaimed the Iron Throne and by then she’d already have been with another man.
  2. She brought out all his insecurities and shortcomings.  Being ruthless was never an issue, but he wanted to be loved by people and she was seemingly effortlessly.  Not only was his little sister, his future wife, married to someone else, she also made him feel inferior to a degree that was intolerable to him.

The short period of time they spent together during season one was kind of tragic but interesting nonetheless.  We got to see a lot of him unwinding and going bonkers and continuously throwing ill-natured threats her way out of jealously and contempt.  It’s only then you see Dany’s transition from understanding to having had enough.  That’s when she snaps and allows Drogo to kill Viserys and in a way she adopts aspects of his personality.  In my opinion, she’s filling a void.

Their relationship is such a conflict for me because part of me wants to cheer for this angsty family dynamic and another part is just upset because he’s really not treated her well, even by the lower middle ages’ standards but they are undeniably interesting.

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Title:  Fighting against the waves {An Elena Gilbert Manifesto}
Author: elenatargaryen
Character: Elena Gilbert
A/N: A manifesto from a devoted fan to other devoted fans, may there be support for Elena Gilbert wherever she goes.
I'm not really sure how this got to be so long winded but it did and it is...  I didn't really edit it (oops, whatever) and I just got really emotional at the end but I had to finish it, I had to finally write down everything I feel about Elena once and for all because she deserves it.  There is a serious lack of Elena stuff these days.

In a world where strength is often only valued when it’s only displayed outwardly and obvious displays of emotion are mistaken for complexity and depth, you have Elena Gilbert.  She’s this multifold of color and every angle you look at her she’s different, a fountain of personalities but very silently, like smiles she grants herself when she thinks no one’s looking.  

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08 August 2012 @ 01:29 pm

Title: The Triwizarding Code
Author: ElenaTargaryen
Genres: Angst, Adventure
Pairing: Draco Malfoy & Hermione Granger
Overall Rating: R
Word Count: 100

Summary: Draco finds himself in a bit of a dilemma when it comes to Hermione, he's promised her a miserable time at hogwarts, but can he keep true to his word when she's in danger?

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for this challenge.
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