CAROLINE & TYLER - “She’s been there for me, more than anyone’s ever been my entire life. I kinda fell for her. I don’t know how anyone wouldn’t, because she’s pretty incredible...” i love how they grow from friends to this incredible and strong relationship. they truly love each other, and they would do anything to protect each other. “ By breaking every bone in my body a hundred times for the girl I love.”
this is not a special moment that made me cry, but the whole episode. tyler has lost everything he had in one episode. one moment, he was a leader, an alpha, he had a mission, he was doing something good, something right, helping his friends, protecting people he cared about. he had his mum, being all supportive and proud of him. he had his girlfriend, a best friend he thought he could trust as hayley. he had a goal, something he could finally be proud of… and suddenly. everything disappeared. he felt betrayed by caroline, the only one he wanted on his side. he discovered the one he thought was his friend was lying to him, using him… all he ever worked for was gone. his pack. his friends. his hopes. his goal. he had nothing else but his mum. but klaus killed her. he didn’t want to kill tyler, but to make him suffer, to take everything away from him… EVERYTHING. and now, tyler doesn’t have anything left, but caroline who doesn’t seem to be fully on his side. that’s what makes this ep so sad.
I honestly think Tyler could share scenes with everyone and they would be fresh and “not about Elena”. He brings a great point of view to every dynamic. And that’s why I love Jyler so much. It’s not only because of the eyesex (duh!) but also because of the fact that they don’t talk about Elena. They used to hate each other but slowly began to understand each other and relate to each other. They could have had this epic bromance but they dropped it to write more shippy stuff with Caroline and Bonnie. It was never addressed that Mason told Jeremy to help Tyler for example. Then they had me wait a whole season to let them interact again. and even if they tried to tell us that Tyler is not a good companion for Jeremy to hang out with, I didn’t believe it. Tyler asked him about Alaric and they both talked about their relationship problems and had fun. and i had so many jyler feels I wanted to cry with happiness. and then Tyler calls him “Jer” and tells him he should stay inside because even though he was sired he still cared. *thud* and when I think back about this I realize that this was the first time Tyler became aware of the consequences of his sirebond. In the episode that followed he was less grateful to Klaus. and he told Klaus that his friends had turned their backs on him and I only thought of Jeremy… (I love his bromance with Matt too, they are the typical bros who hung out since they were toddlers, but Jyler is just this tension-filled-ship that just gets me EVERY TIME). I miss Jyler! I want them back! and not in a tragic way where they end up killing each other. no me gusta.
So, in light of all of the TVD character appreciation weeks that are popping up all over the place (Stefan, Damon, Elena, Caroline, ect) We thought it would be nice to have a Tyler Lockwood Appreciation Week. Tyler really needs more love among this fandom and we are the ones who are going to give it to him. Tyler Appreciation Week will be from December 10th - 16th.
Days Themes: Day 1 - Favorite Tyler moment [Dec. 10th] Day 2 - Favorite quote/song [Dec. 11th] Day 3 - Favorite ship/crackship [Dec. 12th] Day 4 - Favorite bromance [Dec. 13th] Day 5 - Moment that made you cry [Dec. 14th] Day 6 - Wardrobe appreciation [Dec. 15th] Day 7 - Why you love Tyler [Dec. 16th]
Please feel free to participate in any way, shape or form; whether it be by creating gifs, graphics, fanfiction, fanvideos, or just simply expressing your opinion. This is something that we want to do to show our LOVE for the character. So please do not use this as an excuse to spread more hate, this is supposed to be a positive and fun way to show our love for the characters and the show. We will also be using the tag #TAW12 for these posts. So please if you are going to participate use that tag, and we will be reblogging all of posts right here, also using that tag. So join in on the fun!
*We do not want to intrude on any other characters assigned week, so if anyone is aware of a different character who has already been assigned to this week, please let us know immediately, and we will change it, it’s just been a little hard to keep track of what characters have already been assigned*
**You can also use the tags #TAW, #TLAW, or #TLAW12**
If you can watch this episode without crying, I seriously envy you. I just can’t. There’s something about the way he says her name after hearing her voice that makes me realize how alone he was. He was just so surprised she didn’t leave him.
Tyler Lockwood appreciation week- Day 3: favorite ship: Forwood
From star-crossed friends to lovers, their story is just absolutely compelling. Thematically they’re set up as opposites- sun/moon, light/dark, vampire/werewolf, optimist/cynic. They should be “mortal enemies” but instead built a relationship despite/because of those differences. It’s also funny how they are the stereotypical couple on the surface- the blond cheerleader/Sheriffs’s daughter and the football player/Mayor’s son. And they are so not together for that reason. LOL
I also like how unusual the power dynamic is in their relationship- Caroline started out as the one who was stronger, who knew more- she was the one tossing big, muscular Tyler around and calling the shots. He’s been in love with her practically since his first change halfway through season 2- she took most of season 3 to get to the same place emotionally. And they’re both comfortable with that dynamic- Tyler has admitted to knowing he’s whipped, but he’ll also tell her straight out if she’s being unreasonable. They treat each other with respect and love- pretty unstandard for a TVD relationship. And there’s passion too- it’s interesting that their love scenes are portrayed much sexier than the fuzzy romance of Stefan/Elena but less forbidden/kinky than Delena.
They’ve both grown as a result of being together- this is most obvious with Tyler’s story arc, but note how Caroline rejects all of big bad Original’s advances these last two seasons. Season One Caroline would not have- she’s grown too. And I can’t wait to see where they go next since they are pretty much equal in the relationship now- anybody else think there was foreshadow®ing in episode 3x03? ;)
So I could write a whole meta here, but unfortunately I don’t have the time. I wasn’t always a fan of Tyler Lockwood. I started noticing him when it was clear that he was going to turn into a werewolf. I slowly became fascinated by this guy who had it in him to become just like his father, but chose another path. He didn’t want to be the angry guy who got so mad that he blacked out. This character makes mistakes (and ironically is the only character on the show whose faults don’t get romanticized) and learns from them. He’s constantly proving that he’s not just angry guy, but someone who is capable of love, who’s capable of caring for other people.