To utter dismay of some of us and endless happiness of others (the two of us being a good example of both), TVD is almost over. For eight seasons, we have followed our favorite character go through pain, happiness, more pain and even actual death.
If TVD and Damon have been or even used to be a big part of your life, just the way it is with us, you can (and should!) take part in our big final event dedicated to the end of the show - Damon Salvatore Entire Show appreciation week.
If you have been with us for a long enough time, you know how this works. The event lasts [a bit more than] a week. You can make gif sets, graphics, write meta, basically do any original work that corresponds to the theme.
Please, tag your contributions with #dsaw show. It should be one of the first tags so we can find it at tumblr.com/tagged/dsaw-show and reblog it.
Now, the themes!
Day 1 (March 4) - Favorite season
- Favorite episode
- Favorite scene (hard, we know!)
- Favorite romantic ship
- Favorite brotp
- Favorite heartbreaking moment
Day 7 (March 10) - Favorite happy moment
Day 8 (March 11) - Goodbye Damon (free theme)
Note: since we know not everyone watches TVD after season 6, we’re going to tag posts with spoilers about s7 and s8 with #s7 and #s8. We’ll also tag the romantic ships so you’re safe. :)
We hope you guys will take part and have fun with us!
Day three :Your favorite Damon`s quote or quote about Damon
There are so many…
But this one…
“You do not come into my town, threaten people I care about. Going after Elena? Bad move. You leave her alone or I will rip you to bits. Because I do believe in killing the messenger. You know why? Because it sends a message. If Katherine wants something from me you tell that bitch to come get it herself.”
Favorite quote about Damon
“Damon is either the best thing for her or the worst.”
I cherish every Damon moment. For me his presence on screen is more than enough. Having said that, there are myriad gut-wrenching Damon scenes that have laid the soul of Damon bare. Have shown us what a beautiful and selfless person he is. That have moved my stoic self to a sobbing quivering mess and forever been cemented in my memory. Here are a few of my favorites:
1)Damon proposing to compel Jeremy(1x07): A very underrated moment but a very memorable one in my opinion.It was the first time we saw Damon, someone who had been a cold ruthless killer to this point do something just out of the goodness of his heart. After Stefan had told Elena that he was not powerful enough to take away Jeremy’s suffering, Damon appeared out of thin air offering to do it instead. He wanted to make it right in whatever way he could. It was the first time I realized there was more to the residential bad boy of Mystic Falls; there was goodness, a man inside the monster.
2)Damon’s confession (2x08): I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful and equally painful love confession. Everything about Damon broke my heart here especially when he claims that admitting his love for Elena was “probably the most selfish thing ever.” Damon did not ask anything in return for his confession. No, it was simply something that he had to say, and Elena just needed to hear it. Can anything compare to the pure pain in Damon’s eyes as he let Elena go, that one tear that slid down his face as he wished she didn’t have to forget? I don’t believe so.
3)Damon giving Rose a dream (2x12): There’s hardly been a more poignant example of Damon’s goodness. Here is this woman that Damon hardly knows, a woman who took a werewolf bite for him, and he is giving her the peace she deserves. He stakes her to take her out of her suffering, and you can see how much it affects him. He puts on a mask of not caring about anyone, but this scene stripped that away, leaving nothing left but a broken man who wants to take away someone else’s suffering. There is nothing more beautiful than that.
4)Damon talking to Alaric’s Grave (4x02): I don’t know if there can be anything more lugubrious than this scene. Damon is alone, not a soul whom he can talk to, express his sorrows, not a single friend.So he resorts to talking to Alaric’s grave. His only company is his bottle of bourbon. His loneliness gives him the strength to speak about his emotions openly, admitting that he will never be able to forget his friend. He will always feel his loss because when you lose someone all there is “left is a hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be.”
Damon Salvatore Appreciation Week - Day One: Why You Love Him I could talk all night about how wonderful Damon is. He is funny, charming, sexy, honest and selfless. What I love most about him is his love for others. Love for Katherine, he loved her more than 150 years, waiting to be with her again. Now he loves Elena and everything I want for him is his happiness, I hope he find it at her side. What else do I love in him? He is the funniest character in the show, he always helps everyone while they don’t even listen to him. He deserves all the best :)
DAMON SALVATORE APPRECIATION WEEK Day Two → Favourite Damon’s moment(s)
There are too many moments that made me love Damon Salvatore, so I just chose the ones that are the most significant to me.
2x09 This is the moment, where Damon finally closes his chapter with Katherine. After all this years of loving her, he is able to let her go.
2x12 I cry every time I watch this scene. Because Damon wants to be a better man, but there are times it just seems pointless to him. Sometimes he just can’t stand the pain, because he cares too much. He kills Jessica to feel better, but it still doesn’t help. And then we see his face. He has tears in his eyes and he feels like he failed. Again.
4x02 One of my favourites Dalaric moments. After a long day Damon is sitting next to his friend, drinking bourbon, thinking about life. He’s talking to Alaric, like always. The only difference between this moment and every other in the past seasons is that Alaric is dead. But Damon will never forget about him. So he’ll sit there and talk to his friend, because that’s what he does. He never leaves people.
4x06 Simply the most beautiful scene in this season. From the beginning to the end. And his trembling hand is just… He’s vulnerable around Elena and it’s amazing.
Damon Salvatore Appreciation Week → Day Two | Your favorite moment ∟ Damon’s existential crisis. Realizing that I could not gif every scene his face appears in I finally decided on this scene. This scene provoked so much feeling in me I felt it for a long time. He was completely lost and broken, not wanting to deal with his human emotions because they hurt too much. He had so much guilt and disappointment in himself for not being able to be what Elena wanted him to be, what he yearned to be. And he was completely and utterly alone in his suffering. Also, can someone please give this man an oscar??
Damon and Stefan: The Salvatore Brothers are not perfect, and their brotherhood is not easy to understand, they both made a lot of mistakes, they fight, they pretend to hate each other, maybe they betrayed each other but, in the end, their love is strong and their bond unbreakable and they would die for each other. I love them both, and I love their twisted brotherhood, it gives me a lot of feelings and their bonding moments are probably the ones I cherish the most on the show. No matter how many women will come between them, how many fight they’ll have, how many obstacles will come in their way, they’re a family, maybe not a conventional one, but they’re bounded by blood and at the end of the day, like Elena said, there’s nothing more important that the bond of family.
Damon and Elena: Probably I’m not always the most conventional Delena fan, my emotions are always in the way and my endless love for Damon makes my love for them not balanced at all. But in the end, even if something’s broken in me after #322, I still love them and they are still able to give me chills. The thing that I love the most with them, it’s probably their mutual understanding. It’s so natural and so real and no matter how many times they hurt each other, in the end they always find a way back to each other and every time their bond becomes stronger than before. The road is not easy, it’s full of angst and pain, but then there are those looks, and all I can think is “Oh, yeah, they’re meant to be.” And well, I guess there’s no turning back for me anymore, even if sometimes it hurts so, so bad.
Damon and Alaric: My beloved Team Badass. I’m still not over Alaric’s death, probably I never will. I don’t even know what to say about them because there’s just one word that comes up to my mind: PERFECTION. In the beginning it was all about hate, but then, somehow, they find each other in the middle, understanding that they were basically the same, both alone, both rejected, both addicted to Bourbon, both searching for a sincere friend, someone to count on, without words, or hugs, or promises, just a silent deal, a mutual respect. Probably one of the most beautiful story of friendship ever seen on TV. I’m still crying over them. Forever will.
Just for how much time i re-watched it. For all feelings that Ian put in this scene. For quote, that will never leave my mind. For Alaric, who decides to listen to Damon instead of others. Because Damon’s feelings are the purest one. They are always in him, and in this scene they all appear: his lost, his grief, his love. And his hope that Alaric there. I just can’t…
Damon Salvatore Appreciation Week - Day Two: Your favorite moment
It was very difficult to find one. So I decided to choose three, which are important to me. First one is just a smile, I LOVE this smile, he looks so happy and charming in this moment :) Two next scenes are the only ones when I was crying. He lost his friends, people who saw how he was really. People about whose he cares about.
Since we are all celebrating Damon Appreciation week, it is only appropriate that we appreciate Ian Somerhalder. It is Ian’s uncanny ability to speak with his eyes, express emotions wordlessly and extreme versatility that breathes life into Damon. That makes Damon much more than just a fictional character. That makes Damon Damon.