The Vampire Diaries-S8Ep16- Finale

Tears and then more tears. I think we (all the fans) all turned into running faucets and spilling over bath tubs – oceans of salt water was slopping around.  I loved the finale. I knew that the internet was not a safe place for me until I watched it . Spoilers would lurk everywhere, especially on social media. I now know All. And I think that I can die pretty peacefully. Bury me with my set of TVD please.

TVD marathons will forever be a bitter-sweet experience now, keeping in mind the last and final TVD death. It was a big one, and how can I survive this? Courage, if Bonnie can “figure out the witch thing” after so many set backs I too can be mighty and um, learn to live life after and without TVD. Bonnie really emerges as the hero of the series for me now. I votes for a new series following the young Bennet witch on her search for adventure and fulfillment.

There were so many amazing nods and call backs to previous episodes and also bit but significant characters, remember that random but awesome Bennet witch from S2 who helped Bonnie trap Katherine in the tomb?  And the cheerleader’s grandfather from S1 who recognised Stefan from the 1950s and told Elena about who he was?It was delicious seeing them again. Bonnie’s Grams came back to help her too, it was amazing, my favourite scene with Grams was when Bonnie was getting over Jeremy and trying to destroy the Original witch’s locket and Grams shows up from dead, holds her hand and tells her “You are stronger than all of this.” She was a totally brilliant character!

I was so glad that Stefan saw Lexi again! Although exactly how did he manage to pick her up and swing her around? She looks about 6’2″ (maybe it’s the heels) and is a 500 year old vampire (albeit dead), and he looks about 5’10” and he’s human! The magic of TV 😀

Everything was brilliant. I’m very happy. And also very sad. But my favourite characters all seem to have closure and ….. KLAUS WROTE CAROLINE A LETTTTTERRRRR !!!! AHHHHHHHH!  My heart exploded. And then eviscerated. It’s kind of beginning to function again.

At least I can still follow the actors (and writers). Who will forever keep these guys alive for me. That’s not creepy at all.  😀 Hmm, may be they will actually stay alive if… there is a TVD universe!! Julie Plec said there might be. Somehow these guys really do have a life of their own. They don’t seem to disappear at all, even when the series is over.

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TVD Season 8 Episode 15

Thank you so very much for how miserable all the characters were here. It was such a downer I kind of wanted to use Kelly Donovon’s handy little weapon on myself and end it all :(. This is extreme drama I know, but frankly I am not a Steroline fan. Steroline getting married is …fourth best for Caroline Forbes.Coz Klaus is waaaay better and Tyler Lockwood was better and Alaric’s sweet emo sadness over her wedding makes him so unexpectedly GOOD 😀  .It reminded me of TVD in its days of yore when everything was perfect: drama was aplenty,sadness was only sweet, and the ships were amazing (Stelena,Klaroline Delena,Beremy) 😀  😀  😀

Although btw Klaus is still way better because only an original vampire with portraits hanging in national art galleries and borrowed (or stolen) dresses and bracelets from princesses will ever be deserving of Caroline Forbes.

Alaric’s muted but sweet and supportive reaction to Caroline’s wedding news made the episode for me! Hmmm, why have I read that he’s moving to New Orleans? Do we see him in The Originals now?? I am so tired of seeing Bonnie sad. She sat at Caroline’s wedding a figure of tragedy and mute misery which went straight to my heart and makes me hope that the next episode is a little less …misrubble. Everyone’s depressed and it shows. I don’t think that it can turn around in one episode.

No Katherine in sight but mayhem all around. This is in keeping with the character because when has Katherine ever done her own dirty work? Caroline,Uncle John,Isabel,Uncle Mason,Aunt Jenna,random Bennet related witch,Matt,have all been compelled,coerced,tricked into doing Queen K’s work until she was good and ready to show herself. Although it is a little hard to call her worse than the Devil. Come on! Kat had her own share of Klaus misery (entire family slaughtered,500 years on the run). I know I’ll never forget how she cried over a picture of her family she found in a book about the Petrovas that Elena gave her, do you remember? It still defines the character for me.

You know now that Damon will never get over his Katherine issues. A bachelor party over Katherine’s bones. Hmm. There’s food for psychological analysis over there. It was hilarious and horrible when he sloshed some booze into her skull!  Although the show didn’t seem to comment on it … perhaps it was considered de rigueur in vampire plot writing world and no one noticed. Damon still has trouble with his poker face and now there’s nothing anyone can do about it, second last episode and all.

I want something happy . Come on dream spinners, spin out the fantasy just a bit longer please. Only one episode left.

TVD-S8 Episode 12

Oh gods.No words to describe the eternal boredom of S8 episode 12. There’s  a touch of miserable realism in the scene where Stefan is arrested and can’t compel himself out of it. My fantasy filled series has been ruined.I’m so depressed. Couldn’t he have had his humanity under happier circumstances? All leading up to Stelena end game? Everyone has had to act so different in these episodes. It’s as if all the characters have had the mainspring of their action broken this season (though they’ve been a little boring and repetitive for a while), and they’re all like – I don’t have a reason anymore to be a particular way, I don’t know what that reason could be. And I blame the story arc for this (not so much an arc as a series of bumps  that eventually stop, unlike S1-4  😦  ). As I was saying tho, I do not like you, story arc. You do nothing for my vampires precieux. Damon acts like he’s blissed out on ether, not chasing redemption, Caroline is strange but okay she was a mom for five years so maybe that’s why, Alaric feels redundant and for the first time I wished he’d remained in his coffin and now I find myself hoping against hope that that’s not what surfaces when  i see Elena again. :/. How could the writers run out of good plots? I thought there was a whole book series of happenings to draw on.

TVD 4Evr

I couldn’t help a small,tiny, and very bleak chuckle as I wrote that title. The Vampire Diaries really does not let go even when it hit its low plot-less point.Kind of like a bad relationship, you just hung on to it and hoped your hopes would be rewarded when it got back to what you know and love (it just HAS to!).Seasons 1- 4 were the best years of TVD. I say that with a sigh because as we all know (tho we do not admit the faults of a well beloved) the show just never recovered after Klaus was no longer the the Original Evil whose cantankerous tyranny drove everything and after Delena was accomplished as end game. S4 is way to early to achieve your goals people. And now it’s all ending.Sob. I can’t believe it. Yes, I watched those Youtube TVD mixes with the montages of all the cast. I am that ridiculous over this show. I was distancing myself from the fact that this was the end, but I read the spoiler for Episode 11 and *SPOILER*

BOOM!

STEFAN’S HUMAN!!! AHHHHH!

That was a huge shock, he’s wanted it since Season 4. I couldn’t believe it at all, so I had to see how it all went down. That magic blast Bonnie releases after Enzo dies? Wow. I haven’t been watching this season so the music feels off, kind of standard ominous Devil music, coz of I guess the Cade character. “The Devil” plot line is soo odd. If there’s a devil, there should be God?Maybe God turns out to be that sweet, pedantic, omniscient kid. hee hee hee.

Never will there be villain so villainous as Klaus. The rest were just boring. And they came in ill-connected, poorly fitting bits and pieces. Who cared about them? Also they were not engaging.The Salvatore’s weird mother?Oh please. It was strange that anyone would choose to act so stiff and uninteresting. Give me something to think about lady! At least Tessa came with a cool backstory about how the dopplegangers always find each other.

The poster for the new season looks a little better than the last season. The S7 poster was just hilarious with the Salvatores heading aimlessly off into some unspecified horizon like no one knew what to do with them, even though Plec and Williamson swore the show was really about *cough* brotherly love. Yeah right. It was the love triangle, plus the way all the characters’ stories were embedded in the town’s history that made it work.Why did you spoil the magic formula and ruin TVD time for me :/.

Season 5 onward has just been a hailstorm of happenings to keep our gang busy on the treadmill. But they never went anywhere. Sometimes dark is just boring. I need more sweet and intense romance, please. Serve it up!

P.S. Now is when Klaroline should feel free to happen. Also Stelena 😀 . And don’t kill Bonnie or Damon. Personally, I think Damon has to learn how to live without pining over a girl. He needs some Me time.ha ha. 😀 😀

epically klaroline
Soo beautiful together.

PS2: I forgot I have a history of writing posts about TVD. Here’s one , and t’other and the first. I seem to switch between Stefan and Damon just as much Elena did.  Also, for the unforgivably ignorant the oft repeated couple above is Klaus and Caroline.

TVD marathon ( Yes I bought the box set!!)

You know after watching the brilliance and the super connectedness of TVD S1-4 (it’s really very good you know, if you can watch the stilted, stiff necked, s*&% that is GoT you can watch the literary allusive-pop cultural reference laden dialogue, emotionally surcharged, epically [that’s kind of a TVD word ;)] soundtracked, sharply cast-ed, drama that is TVD), you really wonder about S5 -why, why, WHY??  Klaus was the best character they ever created, the best villain (also the cutest), Klaroline? Need I say more– to other TVD fans anyway? No, I do NOT. Best TV and TVD couple EVER.

(Beremy wins second best because of their endless, long drawn out suffering. Stelena after that, since they are so cute.)

I seem to be harping on a point here (because ages ago I’d mentioned this before), but still apparently the fact needs re-stating because the writers at TVD and The Originals don’t seem to get it. We LOVED Klaus. Klaus and Caroline were amazing. Stefan with Caroline just makes me want to hit the snooze button. They’re oookay, but not the stuff complicated relationships and hence, perfect magic, is made out of. So please people writing over there..answer a prayer and do make this happen.Sniff.

epically klaroline

Because I’m a sucker for vampire romance?

Got these from this guy  who got it from this guy . They’re both awesome repositories of all things TVD02x08-Damon-says-i-love-you-damon-and-elena-16768073-594-691

One marathon viewing session later: This scene still makes my heart stop- even just a still from it. After Season 1,2 and 3 I now love Damon Salvatore and adore Ian S. for bringing him to life!( I’ve still got BFF feels for Stefan of course).

I leave you with a gif.

Cold Turkey :(

Season 4 just got over. I need to grieve. I’m only half joking. Klaus and Caroline.Epic combination. They make me so happy, now if only Klaus could stop being so…manic. He is actually my favourite character with Stefan following close behind. You know what’s so great about Paul Wesley? Every time Lexi shows up he stops being all doomsday and it’s like a switch is flipped on, he’s so light and funny. The rest of the time he’s all Stefan-y. I couldn’t care less of what Elena does with her pendulum love life anymore and I always thought Delena was actually much better. They’re opposites and Confucius say that opposites attract you know. Although Stelena at the 1950s dance in Season 1? So sweeeet! (Bats could hear me just now). However, they are strangely dull as couple. (Delena. Keep up.) Klaus and Caroline now… he is so … Damon just does his one act bad boy role with an annoying exact same drawl “I’m the bad guy remember.” ” I don’t make the right choices you know.” “No I’m not sorry (cue sneer and eyebrow point). The only thing interesting about Damon is his friendship with Alaric. Ah well, I’m sorry Ian S. but Damon is the reason that Stefan is feeling pain right now. As for Elena she gets dull and loses credibility with her switches.

And Klaus… is actually a grown up and he intends to be Caroline’s last love while being charming and interesting and totally on the ball every-single-time. And was not that scene with them yelling at each other- coz he thinks he has a white oak stake embedded in him and needs her help- the best? It was so funny! Vampires communicating!

Caroline (accusingly):”You scared my boyfriend away and you committed mass murder!”

Klaus (defensively): “I’m jealous of Tyler and so did you!”

You have to love their priorities. Please get married and have babies.

Edited to add: Also Rebekah is my other favourite character. She is such a sweetheart! People are mean to her! Why are they mean to her? She tugs at my heart strings all the time.

The Vampire Diaries

Ha ha! I have a new favourite T.V. show. There was a void in my life that I was barely aware of. In 2012 for some reason I used to follow Master Chef Australia, at some other time 30 Rock reigned king. Big Bang is pretty nice even now but what has captured my heart is The Vampire Diaries. I came to it late but that’s how I approach most things: a little suspiciously and very reluctantly before embracing them wholeheartedly, and then plaguing other people with my new found enthusiasms.

The Vampire Diaries has Ian Somerhalder. I have a new T.V. love! And he belongs to the Dark Side which is exactly what a new T.V. love should belong to! Nina Dobrev is amazingly dough faced and only in profile does she achieve distinctness of feature  Paul Wesley is unexciting except for* his pretty eyes and  his “ripper” past and together they are all very interesting, at least to me. After all they are all vampires. Modern day ones in the Twilight tradition but at least they are much more animated than the Twilight cast has ever been. Kudos L.J. Smith (although I bet the book writing was terrible),Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. I was going to say God bless but that seemed inapposite.

*Edit March 11th ’17: I think I used to be crazy, also didn’t follow them like I do now,also love Dobrev and Elena. Stefan actually became my favourite character in his own right (along with Joseph Morgan’s Klaus).

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