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25 September 2011 @ 04:35 pm
Episode Recap + Icon Post [in other words, what even is my life?]  

I practically lived all of last season in headcanon, so seriously, can I just squee for a moment about how almost everything I’ve been hoping for in terms of characterization is actually happening on screen?

I get why so many people don’t like the ships, the characters or even the show so much anymore. The thing is, I’ve never really expected or particularly cared about the characters being self-aware. That’s fine. What I actually want is for the show to be self-aware. Its job is to be critical of every single one of the characters, present their actions without unnecessary excuses—unconditional love is the fandom’s prerogative. Glee used to be exceptionally good in this before it self-destructed. When the show is as much in love with its characters as the fandom is, then it’s not particularly fun to watch. For instance, the show should know that Damon’s is an abusive bastard and most of his actions are borderline-psychotic; that Stefan going with Klaus is inherently a selfish move (he didn’t only ‘sacrifice’ himself, he basically sacrificed his victims), that Elena is manipulative and stubborn to almost a fault and constantly puts other people in danger apart from herself, etc. The characters can have the best of intentions, but the show needs to present them for what they actually are and not martyr them at the altar of love, or whatever. And TVD? I think succeeds to a good degree. Which is why I have almost no problems with any of the ships or characters. OR MAYBE I’M JUST EASILY PLEASED? IDEK D:

First thing first—“I did everything I was told”. WHAT? TOLD BY WHOM? KLAUS IS REPORTING TO SOMEONE? Unless he meant it in the “Greta told me that I’d have to do this shit to create my own Master Race” way, in which case, STOP TRYING TO MAKE DIALOGUES SOUND COOLER THAN THEY ACTUALLY ARE, SHOW. However, a repeat telecast of The Doppelganger Must Die show would be a little redundant, so I hope there’s a different storyline in the works.

-ELENA GILBERT SMILES. AND LAUGHS. AND IS BITCHY. AND ACTS LIKE A TEENAGER. Who woulda thunk it? She still makes the stupidest decisions, but at least now she acts like a brat while making them instead of self-sacrificial. AS LONG AS ELENA CONTINUES BEING A HARD-TO-HANDLE, BRATTY TEENAGER, ALL IS WELL WITH THE WORLD. (I’m getting ‘older brother’ vibes from Damon along with the sexually tense ‘lover’ vibes, which I think is twenty shades of hilarious). As usual she’s getting a lot of hate about getting boys to do what she wants by making doe-eyes at them. In my opinion, that is epic. She’s freaking EIGHTEEN. It's very realistic for her to use all her charm and wiles to get her own way (have you looked at teenage girls lately?) If she decided to wear a sexy schoolgirl costume for Alaric and the shortest shorts ever for Damon just to get them to agree with her, I would still be behind her 100%. Because why shouldn't she? As the experienced side of the equation, Alaric and Damon should be the ones resisting. Manipulative Elena is a personal favorite. (And manipulative Elena not realizing she’s manipulative? Aww.)

- Also, Jeremy and his constant googling binging (DO NOT THINK I MISS THE PRODUCT PLACEMENTS, SHOW) to figure out supernatural stuff has got to be one of the most hilarious things ever. IT’S ON THE INTERNETZ, YOU GUYS, IT MUST BE TRUE. I bet he did a “I see dead people”/”ghosts of girlfriends past” search. His internet history probably reads like something out of a Stephen King novel. Except significantly more bizarre.

- Speaking of, the show didn’t take any opportunity to advertise this time, NONE. I was totally waiting for it when Tyler took Elena’s phone and then when Jeremy brought his printed sheets. But, nothing. /THANK GOD.

- So Andie’s storyline is definitely done with. Well, I’ve already raged about that so not going to extend it. But that was a useless, abusive, irresponsible narrative arc.

-  As for Alaric; OH IT’S JUST DAMON; I DON’T NEED TO, Y’KNOW, WEAR CLOTHES OR ANYTHING, it’ll save so much time. Oh, wait, it’s not my lover him, it’s my history student, the daughter of my wife and the niece of my ex-girlfriend, hot awkward.

I can’t possibly be the only one getting the Elena/Alaric vibes? Like mother, like daughter?

- NEVER GETTING OVER DAMON PUSHING ELENA INTO THE LAKE. It’s so wrong on so many levels but omg, omg, IT MADE ME LOL SO HARD. I’ve seen it about ten million times now. Her flying off straight into the water is just, oh, Damon. JUST NEVER GROW UP, OKAY?

- I LOVE THE RETURN OF BITCHY!DAMON. You know he totally has the potential to be a HBIC. He also has some of the most divaesque/princessiest expressions I’ve ever seen on a man with a face like his.

- SO MUCH SHIP TEASE. Seriously, this is like Every Ship Ever (very much Community’s Romantic Expressionism). And the air of homosocial bonding running through the entire thing? YES. Matt/Tyler. Jeremy/Matt. Stefan/Damon (JUST KISS AND MAKE UP ALREADY). Klaus/Stefan. Alaric/Damon.

Damon is beautiful. THE MAN IS BEAUTIFUL. Also, that outfit and the hair? Nothing can convince me he didn’t spend hours in front of the mirror trying to look like he wasn’t trying at all. I’M SO ON TO YOU, SALVATORE. Also, cut the crazy eyes, srsly. Although it didn’t bother me so much because it wasn’t a soft scene, he was actually angry. If he’d done it a lot in that last scene, I’d have hated it.

- PAUL WESLEY MAKES THE BEST ‘O RLY’ FACES /that is all.

- Alaric cannot handle all the eye sex and tension. I have a feeling this is going to be important later. And if it isn’t then you just had THREE shots of him looking away from the Damon-and-Elena-UST, show, MAKE UP YOUR MIND.

- Stefan/Damon is actually the best thing on my screen. These two just need to be together forever, basically.

- Tyler defending Caroline. I didn’t ship them, but now I’m starting to SO HARD. (Although never letting go of Damon/Caroline because I’m the patron saint of doomed ships). They are glorious. And functional and absolutely adorable. And Tyler standing up for Caroline in front of his mom? Good call-back to the time Matt refused to stand up for her in front of his mom. As well as the time Tyler let his mother insult Vicki. Also, is it just me or did Michael Trevino becomes X100000 hotter somehow? Maybe it’s the being-with-Caroline thing. Being with Caroline always leaves people glowing and beautiful; think Stefan. She literally lights up the screen, idek how.

- Also, comrades? Really? Was I the only person thinking— OMG, KLAUS WANTS TO REVAMP THE SOVIET UNION. Classless society and all, brother?

- The Damon/Elena ending was totally a mirror image to the scene in Rose, except I loved the little bit of continuity where she asks him if he’s drunk, because the last she remembers them being in this situation is in The Return NOT Rose. 

- ALSO, LOLFOREVER@DAMON’S RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION AT THE QUESTION.  Do you really want to go there? However, kindly note how terrified Elena is of you being drunk, Damon. Your life choices, what are they even?

- I think it’s hilarious how different scenes can be interpreted so differently depending on what you ship. Last episode it was the Stefan/Elena phone-call, this episode it’s the Damon/Elena sequence. I quite liked it and not because I ship them (I’ve severely disliked a lot of S2 D/E scenes even WHILE shipping them), but because it didn’t feel to me like he was giving her an ultimatum but more like being pushy like Damon usually is. Because he needs something to hold on to, considering she lives in full awareness of his feelings (and constantly exploits them) he needs to know that he's not completely delusional, even if he mostly is. I read it as him saying that he wouldn’t make a play for Elena as long as Stefan’s gone, but once he’s back ('when' not 'if') he’s totally going to go back to making flirty comments and letting her know how much he's in love with her. He'll do it IN FRONT OF Stefan, not behind his back. Which? Not so noble or honorable, but that's exactly the kind of guy Damon is.

And he has been living up to not conflicting Elena much, he’s been a bit of a dick to her, hasn't tried to get her to talk fffeeelings, hasn’t tried to create intense ‘moments’ (well, till this one, I guess?) and I love how it’s Elena moving closer both episodes and he’s more like “you’re an idiot, unlike me, and you don’t get to make decisions until you look at me, of course, then I’ll do anything you say because I’ve read Caroline’s Twilight series; I know how being whipped works” instead of “I’ll do anything to protect you because I love you” and that the latter is already clear through the former.

- Alaric’s “do you know what you’re doing” was totally a parallel to Jenna’s “what are you doing?” in Founder’s Day.

- Don’t make Vicki out to be the evil one, show. That’s too obvious and also just because the girl was into drugs and sexually confident doesn’t mean you have to pass an obvious judgment through the story arc.

- KLEFAN IS A THING. KLAUS HAS ONLY ONE FRIEND AND IT IS STEFAN. I DON’T EVEN. Awwww.

- What is it with Caroline being captured? Why her? Why her again? Just, stop. It makes me so angry because Caroline is the best ever and should have insane karma and should be winning Nobel Prizes for adorableness instead of being TORTURED BY HER FATHER. Also, I totally didn’t realize the guy being her father was a surprise or anything. When Carol called him for the first time, I was all “man, Daddy Forbes better not be a jerk and do anything to her”.

- In addition to that Caroline’s “daddy?” was just so—GUH. HOW DO YOU EVEN EXIST, CANDICE? I can totally imagine her having been her daddy’s princess before he left her mother for that other man. Caroline sounded so hopeful, so lost, so much like a little girl. And her expression. How is it that she came on-screen for, like, three seconds and blew most people out of the water?

Observe:



- Okay, what I really want from this show right now? For Elena to be majorly involved in saving Caroline. This show has a LOT of amazing male/male relationships, but the female friendship? I don’t know, they’ve always felt a bit…token? Which is sad because Bonnie/Elena/Caroline is freaking amazing. But you barely get to see them together, because they have their own guy-arcs which always seem to take precedence. Like Daddy Issues, I would’ve expected Bonnie and Elena to be involved and going crazy, etc. etc. Like they would have had for Jeremy or Damon/Stefan. But they didn’t. And it does bother me a little. [Although it gave us epic Stefan/Caroline moments so not complaining much.] Sometimes I think the triangles shouldn’t be so…fixed.

Anyway, here are some more icons [I NEED TO STOP DOING THIS] while I go and read reaction posts.

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Sandrine: Damon/Alaricsandrine on September 25th, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)
I can’t possibly be the only one getting the Elena/Alaric vibes?

No, you're not! I always found this ship to be borderline creepy in fanfic, but now that the show is giving them UST, I'm strangely okay with it. LOL, what? I'm fickle and easily convinced!
youcallitwinter: to better counter-act his charm attackyoucallitwinter on September 25th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)
Haha, I remember searching for it once, just to see if there WAS fic for it, but now it seems they're trying to get us to ship it a little. Or they're severely messing up family vibes, idek which? I'm totally easily convinced too when it comes to this fandom; it was Klaus/Elena for you and Elena/Elijah for me on the basis of a single episode, heh.
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youcallitwinter: to better counter-act his charm attackyoucallitwinter on September 25th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
It's early in the morning here, I hope that just made some sort of quasi sense.

Haha, you made perfect sense actually, and I’m stunned you actually found examples…I was only talking through my hat. But I completely agree, character’s response to actions are generally what we take the show’s response to be and if everyone widely decides to ignore issues then it just seems like the show is taking the same point of view, which is just annoying. For instance you have Damon saying that ‘Stefan is an insufferable martyr’ which immediately reduces his heroic stature, and then you have Elena who’d said that Damon didn’t know the meaning of love (after he force-fed her blood and Stefan told her it was because he loved her) and I appreciated that because it’s easy to read everything he does as ‘for her’, but she didn’t see it that way and I’m glad the show presented the alternate pov. Or even Stefan saying that Elena’s attempts to sacrifice herself were “not heroic, [they’re] tragic”]. Although occasionally this show COMPLETELY misses the point, but they are mostly self-aware enough to make for pleasurable viewing!

I LIKE YOUR KLAUS THEORIES. I really hope it’s that!

Also, ugh, word on the Andie-storyline and Elena’s reaction. It really annoyed me. D:

I’m so glad Damon is fun again; seeing him angst is fun too but this makes me LOL instead of wanting to shake some sense into him and his woe-is-me. So all’s well :D

I was defiantly getting a communist vibe which is strange because Klaus seems like the type to prefer to be the supreme ruler.

I KNOW, RIGHT? Why create a ‘race’? Why not just be the special hybrid and make everyone slaves? I’M ON TO YOUR COMMUNIST WAYS, KLAUS.

Okay it wasn't exactly honorable, but I for one am relieved he won't make a play for Elena while Stefan is a way (which from the interviews/spoilers over the summer sounded like he was and didn't even want Stefan back- didn't really believe but still glad to know Damon doesn't intend on pursuing Elena right now).

EXACTLY. Which is why it was also honorable, because he’s not going to ‘go there’ behind Stefan’s back and I’m so glad, the interviews had me on the edge and I’d most definitely have started disliking Damon if he did. BUT HE ISN’T, and I’m so glad!

I SHIP CAROLINE/EVERYONE. So there should totally be a Klaus/Caroline/Stefan angle, they can share :D

Thanks so much, you make icon-making worthwhile! <333
ever_neutral: tvd ~ my manic and iever_neutral on September 25th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
YAAAAAY I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOUR REACTION POST. SO MANY FEEEEEELINGS, GIRL.

First thing first—“I did everything I was told”.

I found this SUPER interesting. I feel like it reveals A LOT about Klaus without actually… saying too much. That statement, like you said, implies obedience. And his total despairing freakout about adhering to the ~instructions in the hopes of getting what he wanted, and then failing anyway--I get the impression this is true of Klaus's existence, full stop. He is the freakish, black sheep of a son, after all, isn't he? ;)

AS LONG AS ELENA CONTINUES BEING A HARD-TO-HANDLE, BRATTY TEENAGER, ALL IS WELL WITH THE WORLD.

YES. YES. SO MUCH THIS. EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER WANTED, BB. And SO AGREED about Damon playing the "big brother" in some moments! Quasi-incestuous vibe + inappropriate sexual tension = UNBEATABLE. (We know what I'm like, lol.)

Also, Jeremy and his constant ‘binging’ (DO NOT THINK I MISS THE PRODUCT PLACEMENTS, SHOW) to figure out supernatural stuff has got to be one of the most hilarious things ever.

lmfao. I love this guy so much. Remember when he binged "coming back from the dead"? Someone should make an app for that.

So Andie’s storyline is definitely done with. Well, I’ve already raged about that so not going to extend it. But that was a useless, abusive, irresponsible narrative arc.

Word to the nth degree.

As for Alaric; OH IT’S JUST DAMON; I DON’T NEED TO, Y’KNOW, WEAR CLOTHES OR ANYTHING, it’ll save so much time.

It's canon. And Elena/Alaric is about to be. And man, I cannot wait for daddy!Alaric disapproving of his dead girlfriend's niece/student's relationship with his fellow alcoholic-in-arms best friend. This is the stuff the best crack!fic is made of.

NEVER GETTING OVER DAMON PUSHING ELENA INTO THE LAKE.

ONE OF THE SINGLE GREATEST MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE SHOW; ALL OTHER ARGUMENTS ARE INVALID.

He also has some of the divaesque/princessiest expressions I’ve ever seen on a man with a face like his.

SERIOUSLY. SERIOUSLY. HIVE-MIND. The bitch is never gone for long. We should also take a moment to appreciate bitchy!Stefan this ep. "Some master race." OH BURN.

And the air of homosocial bonding

#the heterosexual diaries

Damon is beautiful. THE MAN IS BEAUTIFUL.

Yeah yeah yeah, the earth is round, the Pope is Catholic, Damon is prettier than you. Such is life.

The Damon/Elena ending was totally a mirror image to the scene in Rose, except I loved the little bit of continuity where she asks him if he’s drunk, because the last she remembers them being in this situation is in The Return NOT Rose.

Yessssss this ship is SO PAINSTAKINGLY CONSTRUCTED. O_o And seriously, laughing with you. YOU HAVE NO HIGH GROUND HERE, SON.

Heh. I read Damon's intentions pretty much the same. In a weird way, it speaks to his honour, because there's no way he's gonna steal Stefan's gf behind his back; HE'LL DO IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM. But more than that--I think what Damon is doing in that scene is levelling the playing field. Elena has him, and they both know it. But what Damon wants to establish is that they're in this together. Elena wants her cake (she wants to go after Stefan and have her boyfriend whom she will always choose over anyone else, and in the meantime she also wants Damon to put on her necklace for her and acquiesce to her requests just because she asks him to)--and Damon is damn well not gonna let her eat it in peace. tl;dr: GO READ MINE AND aerintine's POSTS. (IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY :O)

So much word on the Bechdel fail. I see so much praise for the Bonnie-Elena-Caroline friendship and I'm like… but it exists for plot. Seriously. It's so poorly fleshed out. Meh.

p.s. YOUR "WHAT ARE WE, TWELVE?" ICON SETS MY SOUL AFLAME. 12-YEAR-OLD SUICIDAL MARTYR/SERIAL KILLER BROTP FOREVER.
aerintine: Damon is shiftyaerintine on September 25th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
GO READ MINE AND aerintine's POSTS.

I'm going to need a new dress if you keep pimping me out like this, bro. :D

THEY'RE IN THIS TOGETHER. WE ARE ONE.
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tbt93: damon shirtlesstbt93 on September 25th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
Is it just me or would Elena/Alaric be really hot stuff to see on the tv? Alaric is just really hot and I love his smile *blushes* I can't help myslef I'm a big fan of the Vampire Diaries and I agree with everything you said,I lvoe theses icons and I snagged all of them *giggles* you did a wonderfully amazing job makeing theses and I will credit you when I get more userpic space and can upload them, Your AWESOME!!!! *hugs*:D
youcallitwinter: to better counter-act his charm attackyoucallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 08:20 am (UTC)
Definitely not just you! I'm always ready for some student/teacher! And with the added dimension of quasi-incest? Bring. it. on. But they totally explored that angle in this episode! Haha, I'm so glad you liked the icons, I spend way too much time making them! You're awesome tooo *hugs back* <33
Naomi: VD Tyler/Caroline animated sexfrelling_tralk on September 25th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
And Tyler standing up for Caroline in front of his mom? Good call-back to the time Matt refused to stand up for her in front of his mom. As well as the time Tyler let his mother insult Vicki. Also, is it just me or did Michael Trevino becomes X100000 hotter somehow?

I actually didn't make the connection when he let Vicki be dissed, but hmm that's probably what the show was intending to contrast it with. My mind just immediately went to when Matt's mother as calling Caroline his "rebound girl" and Matt said nothing in Caroline's defense, even when they were in a bar surrounded by Caroline's friends and Caroline could freaking hear what she was saying :rages: But I'm not sure the show is that self-aware when it comes to the Matt/Caroline relationship, so it probably was intended to show how Tyler has grown from the way he let his mother treat Vicki. I guess I view through Caroline's POV a lot more though lol, so my immediate reaction was just squee at him quietly but firmly speaking up in Caroline's defense like that as Matt never did, even when it was just between Tyler and his mother

And YES, he is totally 1000% hotter this year! I didn't even really notice him all that much in season 1, and now this season he has suddenly become one of my favourite characters o_0
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
I think Matt/Caroline was definitely that once relationship that TVD showed NO self-awareness in. I'm pretty sure they thought it was sweet and eventually Matt would 'choose' Caroline over Elena, but seriously, that is NOT what came across. I know there are a lot of 'the show's trying to vilify Matt to get Forwood to happen' reactions, but that's really not how I see it (even though there might be some truth in it, who knows). Matt's been a douche to Caroline since the very beginning, he always treated her like she had to be 'better' and 'more' to be worthy of him. Also, his fixation on Elena and his obvious comparisons (in which Caroline always came up short) just rubbed me the wrong way. Tyler initially didn't seem to understand the basic no-means-no concept, but the point is, he's NOT the same guy, anymore. While Matt, Matt still is. Also with his "I don't remember when I last saw my sister...before she became a vampire". Man, this guy.

Tyler seems so NORMAL somehow; he's such a teenage boy (also 'horny all the time' is a teen thing, Tyler, not a werewolf thing *shakes head*) and says the wrong things and HE TREATS CAROLINE LIKE SHE SHOULD BE TREATED. Which, given my mad love for her, just cements him as awesome!
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youcallitwinter: to better counter-act his charm attackyoucallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 08:33 am (UTC)
I really thought so too!

Haha, I know, it was so utterly RANDOM. Damon is actually just a teenage boy, he never really grew up.

WHY DOES EVERYONE TORTURE CAROLINE? And her own dad, ugh. What is with her having the worst parents ever D: Hopefully Sheriff Forbes will be kickass and save her daughter!
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youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
Oh, I practically have platinum membership now, what with all the studen/teacher, incest ships I've been shipping, haha. Your icon is glorious!
Frances: TVD - Elena - do what you have togoldy_dollar on September 25th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
Also, is it just me or did Michael Trevino becomes X100000 hotter somehow?

NOT JUST YOU. WHEN THE EFF DID THAT HAPPEN. I was re-watching the Pilot last night (lol I was trying to convert the uninitiated okay, it wasn't just a whim) and he is decidedly unhot in early S1 (also has basic failure with the concept of "no means no"). THAT SAID, SOMETHING CHANGED??? I liked all his scenes and usually I'm only interested in what our main trio is getting up to lol.

Klaus telling Stefan that he was his only friend left in the world made my entire life. This show gives me all my wishes sometimes.
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 08:44 am (UTC)
I KNOW, RIGHT? Judging by the initial episodes I wouldn't have imagined I'd ever like him (also, he was a douche to Vicki) and now I'm all "TAKE ALL THE SCREEN TIME YOU WANT. WEAR RED MORE, IT MAKES YOU GLOW" /facepalm.

Oh man, getting someone who is NOT into Vampire Diaries interested by making them watch the first few episodes is so hard. You've to keep going "NO, IT GETS BETTER, I SWEAR." Especially if they have very fixed views of vampires-in-fiction developed from Twilight (without ever having touched it; if you're going to diss it, at least read the damn thing?)

THAT SCENE WAS EPIC! Although it made me laugh more than it made me sad, heh.
Shaitanah: bodyistne_pieklo on September 25th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous icons! <333
Oh, the ending of the episode was a shock. Except this guy has already played a blonde girl's secret ops father on Heroes, and now I get a deja vu))) But poor Caroline! O_o
KLEFAN IS A THING. KLAUS HAS ONLY ONE FRIEND AND IT IS STEFAN. I DON’T EVEN. Awwww. Totally! Considering I don't even like Klaus!
youcallitwinter: to better counter-act his charm attackyoucallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 08:46 am (UTC)
Thank youu! <3

Haha, I haven't actually seen Heroes but I've been hearing this around a lot! They always do this to Caroline D:

I didn't Klaus earlier, now I like him much better, but he can't be the WORST villain in the world, that's not believable!
Florencia: DE (I'm Happy)florencia7 on September 25th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
"WHAT? TOLD BY WHOM? KLAUS IS REPORTING TO SOMEONE?" - Maybe Klaus is hearing voices & they tell him to do things! *o* LOL

Personally, I'm fighting the Elena/Alaric vibes as hard as I can haha Mainly because they totally ruin my fav Bromance... at least morally, as it were lol

"Also, comrades? Really? Was I the only person thinking— OMG, KLAUS WANTS TO REVAMP THE SOVIET UNION. Classless society and all, brother?" - ROTFL I almost dropped my coffee cup while reading this ^^ I love your commentaries so much. You've no idea. They are AWESOME.

"KLEFAN IS A THING. KLAUS HAS ONLY ONE FRIEND AND IT IS STEFAN. I DON’T EVEN. Awwww." - IKR? I felt bad for them this episode, actually. All the gore and blood & it's not like anyone really cared for those scenes anyway because the Damon/Elena/Alaric EPICNESS + WhereIsCaroline??? was all that mattered lol

I LOVED The Return / Rose implied confusion!!! & this scene THIS SCENE! I didn't even dare to HOPE for such a scene, especially not in the 2nd ep. already. This season is being absolutely wonderful so far.

Well, except for what they are doing to Caroline *__* But let's hope for the best.

Last but definitely not least, your icons are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for making them!!! I love them! ♥

Edited at 2011-09-25 06:00 pm (UTC)
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 08:51 am (UTC)
aybe Klaus is hearing voices & they tell him to do things! *o* LOL

HAHAHA. A++++ But seriously, I think Klaus is becoming adorable, which? Not the reaction they probably want for their super-villain.

KLAUS IS A COMMUNIST. He doesn't want salves, he wants comrades. He shall turn everyone so they can be JUST LIKE HIM and there are no divisions in society. *nods* I SEE YOUR AGENDA, SHOW.

I really hope they keep up the season's awesomeness! And that Vicki and Anna stay on the screen for longer than two seconds D:

THEY ALWAYS DO THIS TO CAROLINE. My poor bb, her expression SLAYS me. Such heartbreaking innocence :(

Thank you so much!!!! I'm so glad you like them! Considering how many I keep making for no reason at all :s
Lizzie: tvd|katherinexx_pinkstar on September 25th, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
I KNEW DAMON WAS ESPECIALLY GORGEOUS THIS EPISODE. rawr. Also I just did a little recap entry and mentioned that I am finally getting my long dreamed about daddy!Alaric for Elena. STOP PUTTING IDEAS INTO MY HEAD D': On the other hand if Damon or Alaric or Stefan... or Klaus in any combination want to make out. I'm totally ok with it. *cough*Jeremy and Tyler*cough*

Caroline gets kidnapped a lot because everyone wants a piece of Caroline. I would kidnap Caroline if it meant we could spend some time together.

In fact the only thing I had severe issues with this episode was the continuing lack of Elijah and Katherine. Why is it continuing? It should have been over within the first two minutes of Episode 1.
youcallitwinter: to better counter-act his charm attackyoucallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
I LOVE THAT WE HAVE SNARKY!DAMON BACK. I missed him so much D:

I am finally getting my long dreamed about daddy!Alaric for Elena.

Hee, sorrrry! The show's making me do it! I mean, look at them:



Father/Daughter relationships, U R DOING IT WRONG.

Everyone in this show needs to make out with everyone else in this show, ngl. And Nina needs to make-out with herself to make Katherine/Elena happen #epic stuff. But seriously I ship SO MUCH, I just want a big orgy :s

Caroline gets kidnapped a lot because everyone wants a piece of Caroline. I would kidnap Caroline if it meant we could spend some time together.

FLAWLESS COMMENT IS FLAWLESS. I totally agree to this, I would kidnap her myself if I could make that happen *nods*

ALSO, YES. Seriously, how is this show even existing without Elijah's hair and Katherine's smirk is one of the mysteries of the universe. Seriously, THEY NEED TO COME BACK ASAP. D:
aerintine: Gilbatore let me inaerintine on September 25th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
I am capslock abuse. Forgive me.
Your icons are always so sparkly and gorgeous! I love them! (witness my icon of choice today as proof...) The series of Damon vaulting Elena into the lake are particularly funny. :D

Jeremy and his binging makes me happy and giggly every week.

As for Alaric; OH IT’S JUST DAMON; I DON’T NEED TO, Y’KNOW, WEAR CLOTHES OR ANYTHING, it’ll save so much time. Oh, wait, it’s not my lover him, it’s my history student, the daughter of my wife and the niece of my ex-girlfriend, hot awkward.

*snort* PERFECT.

NEVER GETTING OVER DAMON PUSHING ELENA INTO THE LAKE. It’s so wrong on so many levels but omg, omg, IT MADE ME LOL SO HARD. I’ve seen it about ten million times now. Her flying off straight into the water is just, oh, Damon.

- I LOVE THE RETURN OF BITCHY!DAMON. You know he totally has the potential to be a HBIC. He also has some of the divaesque/princessiest expressions I’ve ever seen on a man with a face like his.


hahahhahaha I LOVE ALL OF IT SO MUCH. SERIOUSLY, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS NARRATIVE. CARRY ON, SHOW.

YES to Paul Wesley's facial expressions. He's my favorite of the group, I think.

Stefan/Damon is actually the best thing on my screen. These two just need to be together forever, basically.

SING TO MY SOUL, WHY DON'T YOU. THIS IS THE ENDGAME AFTER THE ENDGAME. These boys. Together forever. PLEEEEEASE.

Tyler defending Caroline. They are glorious. And functional and absolutely adorable.

SALKFJLKDJGFLK;ASKFS;'ALH It's like you want me to fall in love with you and devote myself to your praise. MY KIIIIIIDS! Glorious. Perfect. Adorable. Heartrending. FORWOOD FILLS MY HEART FOREVER. The more people who ship them, the better the WORLD is.

OMG, KLAUS WANTS TO REVAMP THE SOVIET UNION.

HAHAHAHHAAH HIS SECRET PLAN, REVEALED. He and Stefan need matching outfits. You know, for the revolution.

I read it as him saying that he wouldn’t make a play for Elena as long as Stefan’s gone, but once he’s back ('when' not 'if') he’s totally going to try and make Elena ‘choose’ him

Iiiinteresting. I read it not as he's gonna make her choose, but he's gonna make sure she's being honest with him and herself; that they're both in this, regardless of what's happening with Stefan. He wants them to be emotional equals. I dunno, I feel like I articulated myself better on this in my own post, hahahah. I love how much interpretations vary from scene to scene!

What is it with Caroline being captured? Why her? Why her again? Just, stop. It makes me so angry because Caroline is the best ever and should have insane karma and should be winning Nobel Prizes for adorableness instead of being TORTURED BY HER FATHER.

PREACH. I am the choir. Leave Caroline alone; she's too busy making the world a better place to be sidetracked by repeated KIDNAPPINGS and TORTURE.

This show has a LOT of amazing male/male relationships, but the female friendship? I don’t know, they’ve always felt a bit…token?

AGREED. Though, I continue to be really happy that Caroline and Tyler get THEIR OWN narrative, I miss Caroline, Elena, and Bonnie actually talking to each other. We got a little bit of Elena/Care in 3x01, but it wasn't nearly enough.

Basically, we're once again on the same page about almost everything and I sure do enjoy sharing hive mind with you. :D

youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Caps Lock is my BFF. Trufax.
Thank youuu <33 I make so many that it would totally be sad if they all sucked D: AND I AM SO NEVER GETTING OVER DAMON SHOVING ELENA IN THE LAKE. I know I should be horrified and it really was unnecessarily abusive, BUT SERIOUSLY. It was also the funniest thing ever and I’m totally setting my feminism aside for the moment, lol

YES to Paul Wesley's facial expressions. He's my favorite of the group, I think.

I’ve already posted this in the comments, BUT IT’S SO EPIC, A REPOST IS HIGHLY DESIRABLE.



THIS IS THE ENDGAME AFTER THE ENDGAME. These boys. Together forever. PLEEEEEASE

I AM TOTES DOWN WITH THEM BEING ANGSTY AND DYSFUNCTIONAL FOREVER. Because I would REALLY respect it if Elena chose the human path (hers and Alarics’s casual conversation about her kids was so poignant in that light), but the brothers shall forever be making each others’ lives miserable. GUH.

FORWOOD FILLS MY HEART FOREVER. The more people who ship them, the better the WORLD is

THEY ARE SO GLORIOUS. And I especially love how this relationship is SO different from any Caroline’s been in before because she’s always been the one who was considered the ‘lesser’ of the two; she was jealous, she was neurotic, she was shallow, she was useless, everything was always ‘her’. AND HERE SHE BROUGHT OUT HER FULL JEALOUS BITCH TO PLAY AND TYLER SAID NOTHING OTHER THAN “If you want me just say the word”. I actually really appreciate that!

I read it not as he's gonna make her choose, but he's gonna make sure she's being honest with him and herself; that they're both in this, regardless of what's happening with Stefan. He wants them to be emotional equals.

No, this is EXACTLY how I see it, I just articulated it wrong. This is exactly what I meant! OMG, I’VE BEEN WAITING TO READ YOUR POST SINCE FOREVER, UGH, STUPID LIFE. Tomorrow fo’ shizz. I’m always interested in other people’s D/E thoughts and I know you don’t hardcore ~ship them so it’s even more interesting!

As for Elena and Alaric, MY GIRL IS MAGNIFICIENTLY MANIPULATIVE. LOOK AT THAT FACE:



Oh my god. Resistance is obviously futile.

I LOVE TALKING TO YOU /end.
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Dora Painter: KatherinePartytaracarter on September 25th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, I LOVE your icons so much. And no, you aren't the only one getting the Elena/Alaric vibe. But then, I'm a strange one anyway and most of my friends don't get me on some of my ships or how easily I can switch them with some things.
youcallitwinter: to better counter-act his charm attackyoucallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 09:10 am (UTC)
IT'S NINA'S FACE. Seriously, this expression:



How am I NOT supposed to get a vibe! And I ship everyone/everyone on this show so I'm always down with all it's showing me, haha.

Thanks so much, glad you like them!
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нσω ∂σ уσυ нσℓ∂ α мσση вєαм ιη уσυʀ нαη∂?: diaries ♔ caroline; head over heelsfiddlings on September 26th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
LOL, the product placements. It was funny because I was the only one in my group of RL friends who noticed them until I pointed them out, so I thought maybe it was a weird thing to notice? But they were SO BAD about it. They got so predictable, you could see them coming. (I still think the worst was Jeremy's "MyFi" toward the end of last season. SO HORRIBLE AND OBVIOUS.) I was totally waiting for it when Tyler took Elena's phone, and was legitimately surprised when it didn't come.

I can’t possibly be the only one getting the Elena/Alaric vibes? Like mother, like daughter?

JKFLDS THIS IS MESSING WITH MY HEAD SO MUCH. I keep getting all these vibes from them, particularly this season, although it's crossed my mind before. But I really, really love their whole pseudo-step-parent-whatever relationship, so I don't want to ship them. But it keeps jumping into my head. And then I go to icon them and make GIFs and just...seriously, show, what are you doing to me?



Also, is it just me or did Michael Trevino becomes X100000 hotter somehow?

THIS IS SO TRUE. Which is weird, because I already thought he was super hot, ngl. But one of my friends pointed it out during the premiere, and I realized she was right.

Don’t make Vicki out to be the evil one, show. That’s too obvious and also just because the girl was into drugs and sexually confident doesn’t mean you have to pass an obvious judgment through the story arc.

THIS. A THOUSAND TIMES THIS.

SO MUCH SHIP TEASE. Seriously, this is like Every Ship Ever (very much Community’s Romantic Expressionism). And the air of homosocial bonding running through the entire thing? Epic. Matt/Tyler. Jeremy/Matt. Stefan/Damon (JUST GET TOGETHER ALREADY). Klaus/Stefan. Alaric/Damon.

Ahaha, so true. I love how alike it is to Romantic Expressionism. I would like to take a moment to complain about the fact that there was a scene for just about every possible male/male relationship EXCEPT Jeremy/Tyler. They seem to have been left in the dust. But no worries. They will come around again.

CAROLIIIIIINE. ♥

I COULD SAY SO MUCH MORE. But instead, I think I'm going to go rewatch the episode.
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
But they were SO BAD about it. They got so predictable, you could see them coming.

IKR? The product placements in this show are HORRIBLE. Like legit in-your-face, it takes me out of the show sometimes D: But I used to noticed them all the time and *headdesk* as well and this episode was totally a surprise in that category! Esp with Elena's phone and Jeremt noy saying he "Bing-ed" it. Jeremy might be the only person in the world to Bing anything, lol.

so I don't want to ship them. But it keeps jumping into my head.

BUT LOOK AT THE GIF YOU POSTED, OBVIOUSLY THIS SHOW IS FAILING PARENTING 101. And massively, at that D:

Ooh, I'm glad you agree on Vicki-- like, she's the most obvious choice for being the Bad Guy, but seriously in a town where everyone's killed someone or the other, they have NO moral high ground to make sexual aggression the tipping point for 'good' and 'bad' *nods*

love how alike it is to Romantic Expressionism.

THAT EPISODE WAS SO META AND THE JEFF/ANNIE LONGER-THAN-THE-REST LOOK ALWAYS MAKES ME SQUEE <3333 Haha, yeah Jeremy/Tyler was epic, Matt/Jeremy is ehh, Damon/Jeremy NEEDS TO BE ON MY SCREEN. Older!brother Damon is just GUH.

CAROLINE CONTINUES TO BE FLAWLESS, YES <333
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Wolfva_wolf78 on September 26th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
saved a couple of these, great work as usual. I think I have quite a bit of your icons uploaded that I use lol
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on September 27th, 2011 07:56 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that since I'm so addicted to making them and it'd be terrible if everyone was all 'seriously? just stop'.
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