4x10 & 8x23
I just gotta ask my folks. Don’t leave without me.
Paul Wesleys facial expressions while trying to speak French
“Plec says that despite the dissent in the fandom, the sire bond “absolutely” accomplished what the writers intended for it to accomplish. “The bottom line is that Elena as a human made a very, very, very clear choice that she would love Stefan always and forever,” she says. “But then her entire life turned upside down, and any feelings she originally had for Damon were still there, and of course magnified. There was always going to be a little bit of a confusion there for her — but not enough confusion for her to be over Stefan. It would take a lot to rip Elena away from loving Stefan. It would take years and seasons. We’d be eighty, if we followed the natural progression of that relationship.” —
Julie Plec ( x )
“Thus, as much as the sire bond was an obstacle for Damon and Elena, in some ways, it’s the thing that pushed Damon and Elena together. “The sire bond let us have a supernatural reason — and yes, albeit a controversial one — but a very bold way for Elena to finally feel comfortable acting on these feelings that she’s been struggling with now for a couple years. Without it she’d just have that confusion,” Plec explains.”
#so it’s canon that without being supernaturally manipulated elena would never have started a relationship with damon #i rest my case #plec admitted that they had to controversially alter elena’s state of mind to get her to want to be with damon
WOW. I’m speechless.
The bolded parts are mine. This quote made me feel so sick the first time I saw it (so much so that I couldn’t touch upon what exactly it is about this that is so vile). But this? This is rape culture. This is the very definition of it. How many times have we as woman been placed in a situation where we had feelings for two people and we chose one for whatever reason it may be? Maybe our values align better with one over the other? Out of her own free will, Elena made that choice. And this? This was the writer’s making a conscious decision to say that Elena isn’t allowed to have confused feelings for one person. She has to be “made to feel comfortable to act on them.” That is the textbook definition of rape. It’s like saying someone needs to be drugged or put under a spell to be forced to act on their confused feelings so they can “be comfortable” with it. It’s no different than a group of frat boys drugging a woman in order to “make her agreeable” for sex. The writers chose to remove Elena’s agency and free will so that she could be forced to accept her attempted rapist. This is one of the most offensive things I have ever seen come out of any TV writer’s mouth.
Daryl Dixon - 2.08
buffy + my emotions part one
you’ve been keeping track of me?