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gossip girl meme ♔ seven blasts

1; Everyone knows you can’t choose your family but you can choose your friends. And in a world ruled by blood lines and bank accounts, it pays to have a pal. As much as a BFF can make you go WTF, there’s no denying we’d be a little less rich without them. And Serena and Blair? They do besties better then anyone. No, that’s not a tear in my eye. It’s just allergies. Without you, I’m nothing.

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Fangirl Challenge: [6/40] Female Characters » Serena van der Woodsen

“’Serena van der Woodsen wants to work for the Junior League and have two children?’ It’s a society ball, Serena, you have to represent yourself well. How is it representing myself well if it’s all lies? What happened to you between our talk and now? I did this because I knew how important it was to you and grandma, and you said that if I did it, I could be myself. But you don’t really want that, do you? All you care about when people look at me is what they think of you. How am I supposed to accept myself if my own mother doesn’t accept me? Oh, honey, of course I accept you. No, no you don’t. But let me tell you something, if I ever do have those two children, I would never do this to them. I would accept them for who they are, including who they date, no matter what. And I’d make sure they damn well know it.”

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A recent article referred to me as “America’s plus-size sweetheart.” It’s like I’m managing to achieve all this success in spite of my affliction. I always find that interesting, because it’s like, would you ever do that to a male comedian considered overweight? Would you ever put that in the headline for a male star? I feel like it would never happen. And it’s not that it’s not a fact about me, but I don’t know what the obsession is with pointing it out. Because when that happens, I do feel like someone is saying, “Well, good for her, she’s doing well despite her troubled blah blah blah…” It blows my mind. My weight? It is what it is. Like most people, I know, it’s like, you gain a little, you lose a little. You have a good hair year, a bad hair year, you manage money well, you don’t manage it that well… your entire life ebbs and flows and ups and downs. And you could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It’s about being content. And sometimes other priorities win.