wesley was right

TVD 1x17 Review

1.       I legitimately don’t understand Pearl and the others’ desire to stay in MF and that’s what happens when the flashbacks are mostly about Katherine, Stefan and Damon. These vampires should’ve been pillars of the community and then turned on or something to that effect because then the desire to stay in the town would be reasonable. If they just want to kill people then they could go out and kill people.

2.       “I’m sorry he just makes me so cranky.” That’s all, Elena? The rapist and attempted murderer of your best friend just makes you cranky? Cool. But the way she folds into Stefan and closes her eyes as she leans against his chest, that level of solace and comfort and relief is so great to see.

3.       “Which means nothing if you’re not safe too!” I love how Stefan brushed her hair and then she moves her hands from his chest to his wrists. Little details, man, little physical details.

4.       Their fireplace hug is still one of my favourites. They’re just wrapped around each other.

5.       Jeremy, cut your hair.

6.       Also manipulating Anna like that is mean. Then again, she manipulated you too. So, fair, I guess.

7.       I love how Matt gently teases Caroline about staying off her cell phone. They were mad cute.

8.       I forget. Was it established that tomb vampire dude knows Stefan’s routine, that he would know that Stefan would hunt for animal in the woods?

9.       I like how this rain scene had all the DErs like OMG DE RAIN, TENSION, LOVE and Elena is literally trying to fight Damon to get into a house full of vampires to get Stefan back.

10.   Even the way Damon holds Elena’s head is like he’s talking to his sister-in-law.

11.   This is a terrible situation for Stefan but I am seeing topless Paul so I mean, plus.

12.   Alaric is also hella chill about the fact that Damon killed Ms. Gibbins.

13.   “Who is that?” “It’s not my mother.” I don’t know, Michael’s delivery was done well here.

14.   Anna, Jeremy, you two aren’t even being subtle about secret texting. Like Jeremy is deadass standing up and LOOKING at you AS he texts.

15.   LMAO I am LAUGHING because Elena runs out of the car and when she gets to the house, she realizes there’s a separate entrance leading to the basement and that’s where she goes to get Stefan. If Damon had actually done some recon on the house and did that too then he would’ve only had to kill the vampire standing guard of Stefan and then they could’ve gone out the same way Elena got in. Much simpler plan.

16.   “What about you?” Elena, there’s no reason why you should care if Damon lives or dies.

17.   I just realized that when Elena falls down and scrapes her hand, Stefan stares at it, hungry obviously, and then asks “Are you OK?” My guy was legit tortured and he’s asking about Elena, which is like in 2x21 when he keeps saying “I’m so sorry” even though Damon pulled a bitch ass move and stabbed him. And people want to talk about how he never loved Elena enough?

18.   Fredrick! That’s tomb dude’s name.

19.   I also find it hilarious that in season 4 they make this entire narrative about Elena being this lost little girl who was too scared to do anything when she literally went into a house full of vampires to save Stefan in this episode and then stabbed one with a vervain dart. She was more active as a human.

20.   Elena feeding Stefan her blood is still such a beautifully tragic scene. Paul’s look of anguish gets me every time, he is in so much pain but what shines through the most is this profound fear for Elena and it’s heartbreaking but Elena’s insistence of staying by his side and trusting him with her vein, so a powerful scene for their relationship.

21.   And the way she smiles when he responds to her blood. I have this post about how agitated Elena gets when Stefan is hurt and how relieved she is, like physically and mentally and emotionally relieved when he gets better.

22.   Also Stefan immediately retracting his vampire face when he shoves Elena and that absolute look of embarrassment and shame and guilt is WONDERFUL, Paul is such an underrated actor.

23.   An anon asked me about underrated SE scenes and I haven’t gotten around to answering it, but one of them is the scene I’m watching where Elena is clearly distraught at seeing Human Blood Stefan and says he was like this whole other person and she’s nervous and anxious and then Stefan touches her face and she closes her eyes and she has this look of almost serenity on her face as he continues to stroke it and it’s like, he’s always that person, no matter what, he is that person for her.

24.   I think we could’ve lingered on Elena sort of just sinking onto the stairs after coming home from Matt’s when he finds out Vicki is dead and Jeremy is going upstairs and have her just sort of bunch her hair in her fists or something, I don’t need her to cry but like something to show conflict.

25.   And Stefan shame-drinking blood is pretty fucking sad.

Thanks for reading! I will try to do another review tonight but I have a thing I need to go to in like 5 minutes so it depends on how long it’ll be and how buzzed I’m going to get, which means either a drunk review or no review tonight.

please look at this absurd wesley promo picture

why is he in the bowling alley?? why is he standing on a bowling ball?? why is he scowling so much when he’s in a place designated for fun?? we just don’t know

vimeo

A remake of the original 2002 Red Dragon trailer (this is the one I used for reference btw https://youtu.be/VQvuC7_qgTE) using clips from NBC’s Hannibal (a.k.a. it’s a lot gayer)

“Queen Sugar” just had one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard on Social Injustice

This needs to be heard by everyone. Reblog forever. This show deserves ALL THE EMMYS…

Melissa: Nova, our conversation today is going to focus on the idea of the journalists as activists. And looking at your body of work, of which I’m a big fan, you’ve covered everything from police corruption in low income communities to the problem of the American migrant workforce. When you think of your role as a journalist do you feel a sense of responsibility to take an advocacy position in your work?

Nova: I absolutely do. I worked hard to get to a place where I can choose the stories I want to cover, and it’s important for me to reflect humanity in my work, so there’s definitely an advocacy component in everything that I write. I think it’s critical that you use your platform, whatever that is…blogs, twitter, social media, whatever…to empower as well as educate.

Melissa: Let’s talk about a piece you wrote earlier this year on the “for-profit” prison complex and over-policing. I understand that you were able to help the young man featured in that story. His name is Too Sweet.

Nova: Yes, that’s correct. He’s been released on bail, but we still have a huge uphill battle to get his charges dropped. The Public Defender’s Office in Louisiana is woefully underfunded, yet they are sure happy to keep the bail money coming in. It could be years before Too Sweet gets a trial.

Melissa: But I just want to reiterate, his charges are quite serious. I mean “intent to distribute”, “assault on an officer”. Those are pretty serious charges.

Nova: Serious charges if they were true. Now, regardless, no minor should be held in an adult prison. They are not equipped to handle the emotional and psychological trauma of prison culture.

Melissa: That’s a good point. That’s a form of PTSD that we rarely talk about.

Nova: Yeah.

Melissa: Now, I know that you’re not publicly affiliated with the Black Lives Matter network or movement, but BLM has really changed the way that civil rights and social justice are articulated and the way they’re executed in this country. But now with one tweet you can move the needle. So as a journalist, give me your thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement as a whole.

Nova: The BLM energy was formally birthed in response to the 2012 acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer. And there have been chapters around the world that respond to incidents of anti-blackness and state sanctioned violence against black people. The movement is for people who are interested in the liberation of black lives.

Melissa: And yet, there’s serious criticism of BLM. What do you make of those critiques, especially of their relationship with Law Enforcement? 

Nova: The one criticism that frustrates me the most is this idea that there is a need for a leader, which is this coded language for meaning that there is no “straight male leader” at the helm. But truth is, civil rights work has been organized by communities of women, queer, and gender non-conforming people of color. Secondly, there’s this misconception that anything “pro-black” means “anti-white”. It doesn’t. Anybody who wants to fight for equity and justice should feel empowered to do so. I mean, reality is…law enforcement in this country is built on anti-black racism. As a community we need to interrogate our relationship with police. It’s critical for our survival. We deserve to be served and protected, and I want to work hand in hand with the brave men and women who agree with that on the force. Because they do exist. I know that for a fact.

-“I think it’s critical that you use your platform, whatever that is…blogs, twitter, social media, whatever…to empower as well as educate.”

Empower. Educate. Pass this along. Don’t let it die. The only way to fix what’s broken is to talk about it.

You could have Damon Salvatore reading the phone book and people would probably still tune in’ - Julie ‘forever sucking Ians’ dick’ Plec

So basically:

  • Fuck Nina Dobrev
  • Fuck Paul Wesley
  • Fuck Candice Accola
  • Fuck Kat Graham
  • Fuck EVERY OTHER CAST MEMBER
  • Fuck actually writing a storyline (Julie Plec is REAL good at that)
  • Fuck character development

FUCK IT ALL, CAUSE ALL THIS SHOW NEEDS IS IAN LOOKING PRETTY!  

i got my grade back for my 12 page narnia paper and uh well…

in my defense i really thought i was answering the prompt but i guess not, i can only IMAGINE what was going through this woman’s head when she opened up my word document to find 12 pages of seemingly unrelated ranting about the three chronicles of narnia films and she can’t even fail me for it because technically, technically i did talk about gender in the media