Rob Thomas (X) 4.12.2013
What we wanted to do in the writers’ room was to give Stefan and Elena the most human, honest, and respectable breakup between a couple that had been that important for so long, and to put a real end to that, so that there was a freedom for her to now give in to this passion and this interest that’s been brewing for over two and a half seasons.
Julie Plec (x)
Why is being a loner characterised as a ‘social disorder’? It makes me never want to speak to anyone again. It makes me annoyed to be labelled as ‘antisocial’/ socially anxious. I am in fact very comfortable in social situations, I just have a truthful and realistic view of the meaning of friendship and relationship - That you cannot get on ‘really well’ with everyone, you cannot even really ‘like’ everyone (though most people pretend to.) In reality, each individual probably finds they don’t have a real ‘connection’/ chemistry with no more than 5 real people at any one time in their lives.
I feel like if you don’t get on really well with someone, there is little point in spending time socialising with them. Most events are full of people talking about nothing and this makes me feel even worse than staying at home, alone. Or perhaps I am just jealous of the people talking about nothing and cant step out of this godforsaken bubble that makes me want to never go out again.
Some people need time alone to process thoughts/ events and some people don’t. I will probably always be this way. Every boyfriend I have ever had has been a loner. I wish people wouldn’t make introversion into a personality flaw." - Marina and the Diamonds
Here’s the thing about Damon and Elena. I’m the first to admit that they are, at the very least, Count and Countess of Fucked Up Ships. But there are some ways in which they’re disturbingly functional.
You know what rocks? The sheer trust Elena has in Damon. She chooses Stefan, over and over. He is the person she wants to be with, there can be no doubt about that by now. But the fact remains that she and Damon are close. Like, closer than Stefan and Elena have ever been. Because when she’s vulnerable, when she’s messy, and gross, and terrified, and weak, and lost, and wishing herself dead… she trusts Damon with all of that. She lays it all on him, because she knows he can take it, and she knows he will carry her through it, no matter what. That, to me, is extremely romantic.
One of the most beautiful things about Damon, for Elena, is that she’s not afraid to hurt him. This makes it so much easier for her to be honest with him, and really, to me that’s a hallmark of the Damon/Elena relationship: Honesty. Remember how he wanted it to be real, you guys? That wasn’t just a throwaway line. That was a mission statement." - http://www.rophydoes.com/other-recaps/the-vampire-diaries/402-memorial/ (via secret-door)
The keg-stand killed me. That was precisely what was missing from 322. And her cheeky little grin at Rebekah afterwards was perfection. And last but not least, her getting her fangs out during foreplay. I was floored. It was such a bold move, especially considering that anyone who knows Stefan would know it wasn’t likely to turn him on.
And it really, really didn’t. See how fast he flipped her over and into defanged submission? Poor Stefan. As valiantly as he’s trying to pretend otherwise, Elena being a nice human girl went right to the heart of why she makes him happy. Elena not being anything like Katherine, went right to the heart of why she makes him happy. And there is no way that fangy pin-down move didn’t give him flashbacks to Katherine." - Rophy does (x)