Yeah, because calling out Kol fans the first couple times around worked so well for her.
Remember when horror music played during damon and elenas first sex scene
I personally don’t like wishing death on characters, but…I wouldn’t be all that broken up if she did die because I honestly can’t find it in me to give two fucks about her (and I’ve actually tried).
Thanks so much!
And thanks for informing me on that :)
“This might hurt.”
Pffft. Might? Might?
Nope. This hurts. A lot.
Yeah, it definitely happens in real life. There’s no denying that.
Abuse certainly isn’t an easy thing to portray in a TV show, but TVD seems to use it to an extreme extent without ever really confronting the issue and saying “This isn’t okay.”
And since there are a lot of young women watching the show…it’s just a scary thought. Like, I’ve seen a post circulating around saying, “I want a guy as sweet as Stefan, as protective as Damon, and as strong as Klaus.” And the idea that women really want men like that…well, it’s a scary thought.
And it’s not TVD that does that either. Society as a whole does these sorts of things and plenty of other media does as well. But, I just really wish this issue would actually be addressed.
Like I said, abuse definitely isn’t easy to portray at all, but I just feel that TVD goes about it in all the wrong ways.
I’m so happy to hear that! :)
I get what you’re trying to say. I mean, I don’t watch a show about vampires and expect everything to be happy and loving and so on, but…
Here’s why I find it to be such a problem:
Are the vampires actually seen as bad and evil? Is the abuse that happens seen as bad and evil?
No, they’re not. The abuse has always been romanticized in the show and when one of the vampires abuses one of the women, it gets turned into an issue of ‘Oh, well his feelings were hurt…he just has so much emotional damage he doesn’t know how to cope’
It’d be a different matter if the show didn’t constantly romanticize the abuse or brush it under the rug or excuse what happens. But the show doesn’t. The show doesn’t go ‘Here. This character is bad. What he’s doing is bad. There’s no excuse for it. Even if he has a lot of emotional damage, it is still not acceptable.’ Instead the show goes, ‘Oh, well he really loves *insert character here* so that’s why he does what he does’ or ‘Oh, well, he has so much emotional damage that this is how he deals with it’ or ‘Oh, his feelings were just hurt.’ And that’s why the way the show portrays it is so unacceptable.