from a writers perspective do you think julie knows stelena was written better and that's why she goes for this whole "love isn't perfect" trope with delena? like that's why damon can't fight compulsion, that's why delena always argue and can't talk "like friends", he doesn't let her make her own choices but THAT'S OKAY BECAUSE THEY LOVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH NONE OF THAT MATTERS? lmao because I feel like she feels that's the only way they could compete with se without completely copying them
Yes I do. I always say that Julie was a writer when it came to SE and a fangirl when it came to DE and to make up for that she uses the blanket excuse of “love”. It’s become this narrative that Stefan is the smart choice, better choice, best choice but Elena has such overwhelming love for Damon that she can’t walk away from the relationship despite how fundamentally incompatible they are. Except she doesn’t portray that overwhelming love at all because everything SE has done because they were a multifaceted, multidimensional relationship so all Julie can do is rely on song lyrics and dialogue.