also i've always loved this bit

every morning lately i see a car whose license plate says tha guy and the entire back bumper is covered with stickers advocating for weed but also world peace and he really does seem like Tha Guy, good on him

Finale thoughts

As always with this series there were a fair share of easy fixes and plotholes in this season and the last episode, but despite that, I did enjoy it. It’s really hard to end a series in general - unless it’s something like Breaking Bad where you can get away with a dark and twisty ending -, ending it on a little bit corny happy what’s-become-of-them is pretty much a given. I hated it, but I also loved it. It was the only way to go. 

As I previously mentioned as well, given that they had a shortened season, you would think they’d try to wrap up things rather than create new storylines, which was a bit of a downfall. Way too much time spent on the sirens (who, fair enough, introduced the hell storyline, but it wasn’t really that important that they were sirens), and not enough time spent trying to bring Stefan back from his ripper ways  (in the past they’ve spent months and years trying to make things right, and they only gave Stefan a few weeks) and then not enough time for him to come to terms with being human. A great, wasted storyline.

Katherine: I understand that they wanted to show everyone one last time and I’m willing to bite, it just wasn’t executed that well. First of all, hell was supposed to go down with the devil (Cade) and not produce another devil - and even if we bite that ‘Kai was a trickster’, surely Katherine couldn’t have been worse than the real devil. That said, I do think Katherine started out as a good human and wasn’t all bad as a vampire, but she did end up being genuinely evil and her death was fitting. 
Matt: I thought he was a bit of a meeh character and he got a bit of meeh ending, so a full circle. I also don’t think that Vicky and Tyler scene meant that they were together, it was just to show that they were looking over him
Ric: Look, I didn’t like the dude, but he is a teacher to his core with a ridiculous amount of supernatural experience and witchy kids, so a supernatural school was actually such a good ending, I can’t believe I didn’t think of it myself.
Bonnie (and Enzo): I felt this was a bit of a meeh as well. I’m glad she ‘saved the world’ and the Bennet witches scene was really good, but then I didn’t like how they magically found a loophole in the ‘no loopholes’ Elena spell. I assume it was the twins’ good luck scene, but still - it is just too convenient of an ending and so out of the blue and unexplained that I definitely would’ve preferred them to stick to what they said and that only one of them can live. Also, I initially got the impression that Enzo still stayed with her, but after talking to some friends, they suggested that he was the same as the ‘other dead’, which I can live with, because if he’d stay with her forever, how can she move on? Speaking of moving on, they never really did say if she got her powers back or if she could only channel them through others. And did she use them ever? What happened after travelling? I felt it was a bit left in the air with Bonnie. 
Caroline: Similarly to Bonnie, it was left in the air, but at least with Caroline we can pretty much assume she will appear on The Originals at some point to carry on from there. We didn’t really find out what she was going to do at all, other than to help to open the Boarding School.
Elena: I’ve never liked her and I wasn’t a huge fan at all that it ended up being her story though it started with Stefan (voiceover), but overall I am happy with the cliche ending that she got and always wanted
Damon: I think he got a good ending. He did grow over the 8 seasons, much of that in the last few episodes, and he did it because of Stefan. He became a good person when he became a good brother, which they touched on a little bit and that does come a full circle for him. He made the wrong choice with Katherine when he chose her over Stefan and he made it right by choosing Stefan over Elena now. I’d like to think that though he had the life with Elena he always wanted, he carried Stefan with him until the end of his days, worrying whether he found peace and whether he himself would find it and would it be with Stefan. I also think Stefan’s death gave his life meaning and the courage not to run away when things got hard (with being human, with Elena) or fight the urge to be bad - because then his death would’ve been in vain. And I absolutely loved the final scene, cause the way Ian played it was as if though he had had a good life, all he really wanted was to see his brother again (you and me for all eternity)
Stefan: First of all, I don’t think either one of them needed to die. First of all, because of the execution of it. He could’ve just jumped out of the fire (and why couldn’t Katherine fight of the human Stefan in the first place) and also why make Damon human (assuming that the syringe just magically takes the cure and not the blood - what happens if a cured vampire wants to be a blood donor?) if he didn’t even know if Elena could be woken up? Why not just inject vervain and leave the blood aside to the time she does wake - if she hadn’t, Damon may have died before she woke? And secondly, I don’t buy any of the guilt BS. Everyone had forgiven him for what he had done as a vampire and he was no longer one, so to die for that reason just sounds stupid. To die to give Damon the life he deserved sounds better, but again, why couldn’t have that been delayed by 60 years? But if one of them did have to die, Stefan was the right brother. It was first of all his story and his death would bring it to its end. He was always the martyr and I think it’s more likely that Damon could carry on without Stefan than Stefan without Damon. Stefan’s death gave Damon’s life meaning whereas Damon’s death would’ve scrapped Stefan from his. And though it is sad he never got his life with Caroline, it was doomed from the start. They would’ve had a few good years, maybe even a decade, but Caroline would’ve still been and wanted to be a vampire and she would’ve been happy with just raising the twins, but Stefan has always wanted kids of his own, and with Ric around, the twins would’ve never been truly his. He would’ve grown older and started to want different things in life, he could’ve never grown old with the person he loved. So after some years, that marriage would’ve crumbled anyway, so at least this way, they ended on a high note. 

Overall
The overall episode I think was really good minus the few plot holes. I absolutely love that it ended on Defan as it should’ve, I’m just sad that they didn’t get voiceovers in the end. I also wish that they would’ve given us more of a reaction when Stefan steps into the fire from Damon’s side - they never really got a goodbye. I think they finally became people who were happy with their lives and finally on good terms with the other, so it’s sad that they never got to live that life together, but I guess that makes the final scene all the more bittersweet. I didn’t realise Stefan was dead in the hallway scene, so when Lexi appeared I just gasped and started bawling and the friend who I was watching it with and I had a little devastated hand holding moment. We definitely bonded. And the scene where Damon strokes the tombstone and then THAT SONG plays (hold on, I still need you) - I honestly almost died. Also, did Elena and Damon die at the same time then? And are the rest alive for the time being cause we didn’t see their afterlives? It did leave up a few questions, but also tied up things and it was a beautiful heartbreaking ending and most characters were done justice (honestly, I wish the ‘Stefan deserved better’ and ‘Caroline is friends with he rapist’ warriors would calm down a bit. I, too, wish Stefan would’ve lived, but he died a relatively fitting death that made sense with his character and the story and yeah Damon did abuse Caroline with the mind control (though it is never stated (or shown with her or anyone) that Damon’s compelled girls to actually have sex with him) and I agree that it’s awful etc - but in the story world it was like 10 years ago, and they’ve grown and gone through so much more than an average person ever will and they found ways to live with and forgive each other, and I personally think it’s nice that they had each other to lean on after Stefan’s death). I also think most of you are too harsh on Julie. I completely agree that there were lots of plotholes and recycling storylines and her bias towards Ian was too obvious, but she’s actually worked herself up (percentage wise, not many people become producers and not for something this successful) and of course she would have her own bias, as do we all, and she just slipped every now and again, but it doesn’t maker her stupid or an awful person. Also, she is not the only person coming up with the ideas, writing or greenlighting them - it’s a whole team, she’s just the only person whose name you know. Overall, she did a good job.

It was time for it to end, but this series will always be in my heart. Gone, but never forgotten!

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@kessaichi i keep thinking about this AU where souta, haruka, kura, and hotaru are all like in a gang during an apocalypse type thing so i caved and did something with it

also for some reason i always imagine souta and haruka wearing matching gas masks so they’re known as the gas mask couple djkhs

interlude: what are you wearing?

jikook / 1,178 words / rated T for suggestive themes and drinking / AO3
i actually decided to write this


“What are you doing?”

Jimin furrows his eye brows and pulls his phone away from his face just to check–yep, Jungkook is calling him at four in the morning, asking him what he’s doing. “I’m sleeping. What do you think I’m doing? What are you doing?”

“I,” Jungkook pauses, “I’m calling you.”

“Yeah, I know,” Jimin says. “At four a.m.? Are you still in the studio with Yoongi-hyung? Are you guys okay?” He’s tired and kind of annoyed, but if Jungkook is calling him and being weird this late, Jimin doesn’t want to hang up on him in case something’s wrong.

“Yes! I’m great!” Jungkook says. “Super. What are you doing, Jiminnie?”

“You already asked me that,” Jimin grumbles, looking suspiciously at his phone. “Kookie, are you drunk?”

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Okay I really really really loved the new chapter. I feel like Natsu kinda grew up a bit because he realized Lucy had been working her ass off to find everyone in the guild and he stopped messing around to help her bring everyone back together again.

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Riot’s new Sona skin is the coolest thing I have ever seen. To say that I love the skin is an understatement. Took me a bit, but I listened to Kinetic on repeat for about 12 hours straight while furiously doodling away, and it was k.

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