better you die than i
elena gilbert + season 2 eyebrows
why isn’t kol in hell
why isn’t mikael in hell
why aren’t the other dudes in hell
are u tellin me only kat’s in hell if so then good luck hell because ur about to have a change in leadership
I want to address something about how I personally consume media, because some people don’t consume it the same way and I’d like to share where I’m coming from.
When I engage with fiction, I tend to end up celebrating and supporting the women and girls. Looking for and focusing on things I like about them, talking them up, defending them.
This isn’t the result of brainwashing, and it isn’t blind and irrational bias. For me (and I’m speaking only for myself but I don’t think I’m alone), the “here for all the ladies” attitude is a conscious effort to examine and unpack my own internalized misogyny and/or racialized misogyny.
If a female character doesn’t resonate with me, I’m more careful about considering why. If a WOC appears on a show I watch, I try to be more conscious of how I react to her character and why. When a female character acts in a way I don’t like, I’m careful about how I express this and try to be thoughtful about why I disapprove.
I know that the culture I grew up in sends constant messages that the stories of white men are the most important. That white men should get more attention and empathy. That white men are the most interesting and their bad actions are excusable, when a female character (especially a WOC) would be held to different morality standards and condemned in the same situation.
My attempt to be conscious of the way those messages shape my reaction is the root of my general focus on female characters and of the way I choose to participate in fandom.
The Vampire Diaries 5x16 Promo - While You Were Sleeping
swanatlast: #okay but let’s just focus on the look on elena’s face before damon kisses her#her eyes close as if she’s relieved#like she can finally breathe because she’s allowed to come home after being trapped for weeks#she was done fighting her feelings for him the moment she told him she wasn’t sorry that she was in love with him#she was done fighting him because she realized that EVEN in death he made her feel most alive#he consumed her as a human and he consumes her now#and she wants to revel in it#she wants to revel in the passion and the way she feels out of control with him#so when he pleads for her to stop loving him she can’t#how could she?#he’s her dark and monstrous saviour#her twin flame#her home#so if they were going down she’d make damn sure that they go down together#true love prevails universe be damned
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•r: damon x elena•tvd spoilers•FUCK I WAS SUPPOSED TO MOVE ON FROM THESE TWO•THEY'RE SUCKING ME BACK IN