Is it bad I was more upset over Nadia’s death than Katherine going to Hell? (Or, wherever it was she flew off to.)

I’m so gutted that Claire Holt has decided to leave The Originals, like I’m super glad that she gets to go on and further her career but at the same time she was one of the main reasons why I adored the show and I’d much rather watch an hour of her than an hour of Klaus fucking shit up. I don’t know what Julie plans on doing. It’s a pretty lame show about the ‘Originals’ if only 2/8 remain. Don’t get me wrong, I love the setting, I love the whole idea but I hate Klaus with the passion of a thousand dying suns and I’d really rather not watch a show about how wounded he is when he’s a psychotic asshole with no redeemable qualities. 

I’m sorry for my ranting tonight guys. It’s one of those times where I just wanna jump through the screen, grab my favs by the shoulders and steer them away from horrible story lines. It’s like yes, come here I’ll give you a nice cup of tea. Oh, do you want a blanket, that’s okay I have one spare. That’s it, settle down on the sofa and I’ll grab us some ice cream. 

Okay, so I’ve settled down a little bit. But I am still very pissed with the whole Elena/Katherine thing (like WHERE THE HELL IS ELENA AND HOW HASN’T ANYONE NOTICED YET??) and now of course Damon is a cannibalistic ripper? Matt is off with Nadia, Tyler is like the only one left in Mystic Falls, there’s a cute new witch, Stefan is trying to save Damon although he literally just told him to piss off and never come back and Caroline is now showing her feelings for Stefan even though she got freaky in the woods with Klaus, just broke up with Tyler and had a little thing for Jesse. I mean, maybe it’s just me but I always thought Caroline was more than just her love interests.

Is it bad that I can’t watch the two latest episodes of VD because I can’t stand these story lines? Like, I always thought that Katherine wasn’t the type of girl who would want a mundane life in college, hanging around with Elena’s two best friends? And where did her love or whatever for Stefan reemerge, I thought she was still in love with Elijah? And why is Damon going down the S1 route again? I understand that Enzo isn’t exactly a healthy influence but I thought he was mentally much stronger than he was in the Pilot season. 

I dunno. This whole Katherine in Elena’s body has really upset me I think. I don’t understand how you can have your main character absent from the show for this long? 

You know, I actually don’t mind Caroline and Klaus together that much. The only thing that grinds my gears is how Caroline has to tell everyone and their grandmother that Damon is a bastard every time the subject comes up. Then proceeds to ignore all of the bad stuff Klaus has done. That’s the only thing that annoys me. I wish the writers would lay off a little cause it feels like Caroline’s character development takes five steps forward, ten steps back.

Are there any blogs out there that just post The Originals? I am in need. (I just wanna absorb anything and everything TO cause it does funny things to my heart).

Aside from the Damon story line, Matt and Elena bonding with Aaron (don’t forget DE), I think I’m really starting to wonder about this show. It’s the writing, not the characters and that’s a shame, oh & not forgetting the plot holes and inconsistent characters. I don’t know how I feel at the minute. It’s silly because I know I won’t quit this stupid show, it’s been such a big part of my life for so long and I’ve met some very, very wonderful people. I think I just need to sit down and watch the rest of the season and then go from there. Sigh. Someone hug me. 

Wow, damons story line just got a whole lot interesting. why do the writers insisting on caroline mentioning she’s anti-delena almost every episode?! do you think its because damon will somehow save her at the end of the season and she’ll look at him with less “hate”?

I’m super excited to see where this goes. As much as I hate any kind of torture on the show (and hell, do the writers love torture) it’s interesting to see how this new found information and story line develops. As for Caroline, damn. I am so, so disappointed. She was one of my all time favourite characters but now, with all the anti-DE, it’s just frustrating. I know that she’s had a tough time and Damon hasn’t always been the most supportive of her but you’d think she’d at least give Elena some credit and respect her friend’s choices. I hope something happens that makes Caroline realise that hey, some people (even if they were absolute buttholes before) CAN change! 

And I suppose the reason it angers me so much is that she’s always been a Saint Stefan supporter and it’s just that, not once, really, has ANYONE ever acknowledged on this show that he is actually a very, very destructive person. It’s a problematic thing for me because we are constantly reminded of Damon’s mishaps but it’s like we are reminded at every opportunity that Stefan ‘never scared Elena, never hurt Elena, and was always in control’, which is the biggest crock of bs I’ve ever heard.

Okay, okay. So I’m tired as heck but I just…cannot even…Damon was tortured. Not even tortured, he was torn apart and you wonder why he is the way he is. Granted he has done things that have been inexcusable but damn, son.

Damon’s brother murdered their father, he made him feed on a human girl’s throat so as to turn him into a vampire (all cause Stefan didn’t want to be lonely). Damon waited a century to free the love of his human life only to find out she never loved him and ‘it was always going to be Stefan’, who has been tortured countless times, bitten by a werewolf TWICE, has been used as a pin cushion and had his neck twisted every which way, who has watched the love of his unlife come back from the dead, he’s had to watch the girl he loves love his brother. He watched Andie die all because of Stefan. Oh, remember when he put Rose out of her misery even though it hurt hum. He has nearly died every single season (S1: burning house, S2: werewolf venom, S3: evil Alaric, S4: werewolf venom) His best friend was turned into a raging lunatic (who, yep, also died). 

Like, yeah. I get that you don’t like him. I get that he’s flawed. I get that people are entitled to their own opinions but please. Please understand that Damon, like every character on this show, has gone through SERIOUS SHIT. Being tortured alone is enough to send anyone over the edge. The fact that he’s still sane is a god damn miracle. 

Can anyone tell me if Tyler is supposed to be hopping it over to New Orleans? I have a deep, deep adoration for the original Mystic Falls gang, so if Julie thinks she can make Tyler into Klaus’ lapdog (or worse, if she decides to kill him off) I will be so upset. For once can’t we have a little happiness? 

Okay, I have to hand it to the TO writers, even if TVD is sort of a hot mess, the spin off is actually so incredible. Plot lines aren’t sprouting up like weeds, there are vampire antics galore, witchy juju, sexual tension dripping all over the place. I can’t wait for Cami to teach Klaus a lesson or two and Marcel is so much more menacing. OH, and don’t get me started on Thierre or Kieran. And I may have a cheeky girl crush on Sophie. 

*Sobs into a corner* this is all I wanted a show to be!

Bad news, guys. Unfortunately my computer has decided to throw itself into the technological void and is no longer with us. Instead it seems to be haunting me with flashing images of folders - I don’t know if that’s supposed to unsettle me, but nevertheless I mourn for ol’ Macintosh. He was with us for such a short time and yet I am filled with an eternity of memories. Like that time the ‘one’ key pinged off and disappeared behind the sofa. What fond times we had! 

I should be taking him in next week to see if there is any hope for him (I doubt it, he is rather quiet and no longer full of zest). That means that there is little I can do in terms of blogging and ranting which I am most upset about. 

How am I supposed to keep with with 349895 shows without him?

I’ll still be here, floating around in the ether, praying to the Apple gods to spare my little darling. In my absence I hope you enjoy the coming episodes of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals and if you do need to find me (although that is highly unlikely) I will be sobbing into my pillow over at: henrybranwells

Thank you and goodnight.

Maddie, out.

I love the slight parallels between The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Thierry and Katie were adorable. Then when Marcel sentenced him to the Garden (how cool a name is that??) it reminded me of S1 with the vampires trapped in the Mystic Falls tomb. I am loving this show. It’s so different from The Vampire Diaries. Don’t even get me started on the phrase ‘Night Walkers’, it’s so much cooler and way more mysterious than vampires. Oh and I am a sucker for masquerade balls.

I haven’t seen the new episode. I forgot it was even on last night. Granted, I haven’t seen any of my shows this week but that’s mostly because I’ve been at work. 

I see a lot of this doppelgänger stuff going around and if you know me, you know I am such a grumpy old git when it comes to repetition (for anything, work, shows, games, whatever) so I’m a little hesitant to watch this episode because I can see exactly where Julie Plec wants to go. 

I don’t have anything against Stefan. It is not the character I am angry with. It’s the writers. I don’t understand how they can have four seasons of Delena build up and then turn around and say that doppelgängers are destined to one another. I won’t accept that because it’s lazy. 

It’s almost as if they’ve run their course with the Stelena storyline, realised that there is little they can do to push them back together (as both characters have chosen different paths, they’ve been written to go down different roads) so they’ve come up with this car crash plot line. 

Don’t think for one minute that I am bitter. I understand. This is a television show, these are fictional characters, this is all fantasy. It was always going to be a triangle love story.

The truth is I feel cheated. 

I, as have many of you, have invested a lot of time, effort and love into this show and I don’t want to end it on a sour note. I want to continue loving it as much as I did 3 years ago. 

People, in real life or not, should be able to chose their own destiny. They should be able to love who they want to love, regardless. Instead of forcing plot lines, they should let it flow naturally and let the characters speak for themselves.