It's that time again.
Yes, Lala is going to rant, but this time it wont be as bad as last time.
Because today's rant is about Stefan/Elena and not the other pairing with the witch-bitch.
So ... What's up with Stefan and Elena?
Awww, they're so cute, arent they? Well, they may be cute - too cute to be true.
Stefan and Elena were from the beginning of the show "THE couple", and it was not only shown clearly but nearly shoved in our faces from episode 1.
My problem with Stefan/Elena is simple - they are way too rushed to be a true real couple who capture my attention and my shipper-heart. Beside that they are just the regular normal couple - with the exception that Stefan is a vampire. That fact alone doesnt make this pairing special to me. The vampire in this relationship is not so vampire-ish. He hates being a vampire, he doesnt want to be a vampire, so he spends his days and nights brooding and reminding himself of the horrible fate that he has forever. He sees himself as an awful monster and these things dont make me go "awwwww - what a sweet cute vampire."
All that makes me go " What the heck is wrong with your vampirism?"
A vampire - in my opnion- is a hot badass who doesnt give a shit about anything or anyone but himself/herself and the few people/vampires he/she cares about and loves. Being a vampire makes your whole nature different. You wont be as caring and loving as a human being, and that's just a fact.
Yeah, sure, vampires are fictional creatures and therefore any author to do what they want with their own vampires. BUT this doesnt mean that you are allowed to KILL the essense of vampirism, of being a vampire. It's not interesting to me to see how a nice sweet vampire can cope with his human surroundings as it is for me to see how a REAL badass vampire, a murderer, can discover that he may be a little human behind all the darkness that surrounds a vampire. Or how a vampire can be all that a vampire can be, cruel and vicious and powerful and actually LIKE it, but also show a tender side sometimes.
I like my fantasy to be dark and mysterious without it being sweet and cute. I got that in real life and in drama, and in comedy and in all other movies/TV-shows. So when I go to Dark Fantasy like Vampires, Witches & Wizards, Dragons or whatever awesome things that the fantasy genre has for me, I am looking for a new world with other rules and creatures with other natures than our, not for some sugar-sweet love story. I am all for love and romance in fantasy - heck I LOVE it, but it has to be done the right way, the fantasy way, the darker way. In other words - Please dont feed me sugar and syrup while I am reading / watching Fantasy. Dont ruin the most amazing genre in litterature/TV.
Back to Stefan and Elena. I just dont buy the whole 'they connect on a higher level' bullshit. Sorry, but I just dont. I want to SEE, READ or FEEL what they feel for each other, why they feel that way, or feel the "higher" meaning or "higher level". And if a pairing or a couple cant deliver that to the readers or viewers, I can fairly say that they failed as a couple.
Having said that, it doesnt mean that I dont understand why some people like them. I mean, yeah they are like any other couple on a happy cloud who are all sweet and lovey-dovey most of the time, that is cute to some extent. But I want more from my OTP. This is not enough for me. And having Elena brand her and Stefan's relationship as EPIC in the 2nd episode of the show just ruined them for me FOREVER. Yes, I am never ever going to ship or like Stefan/Elena together. I dont hate it, but I certainly dont like it.
Epic is a big word and I dont think Elena OR Stefan were right when they called their relationship or talks epic. they should take it one step at a time. Sharing your first kiss in episode number 2 when you have just met each other is also a No-No!
Again, where did it all come from? WHAT is there between you lovebirds? I have tried to see it, but I cant.
And after discussing this with Stefan/Elena fans all they seem to tell me is that "Stefan and Elena are like soulmates, they complete each other and they love each other to death. They would die for one another and they are just perfect for each other. Stefan would not love any other woman than Elena and the same with Elena."
Well, okay. Fair enough. All that is just beuatiful words about them. But you didnt give me any REASON to why they are so perfect together. Why do their love go so deep inside them? Soulmates? Maybe, but they just met each other. They gotta get to know each other before calling them big names as epic and soulmates. Maybe LJ Smith, in her fictional world and in her books, made Elena and Stefan madly in love with each other immediately from the start and maybe it IS true that Stefan and Elena wont love any other person than the other, but then again where did it all come from? WHY?
All the cheesy lines they say to each other on he show - TURN OFF for me. I dont like it. We all need some cheesiness from time to time, but I dont need it all the time.
Maybe I seem like a cold-hearted and cynical bitch saying all these things, but trust me I am not. lol. Far from. I am a sucker for love and falling in love. But I have higher standards to what is believable and engaging. I need to feel myself REALLY wishing for these two people to get together, and I need to feel myself irritated/feel sad for them if they are hurting because they cant be together if they love each other so much. I have to be engaged in their love before I can love them as a couple.
Time for titles from Fanforum ;)
This one is from the books. (I like the books, but they're really cheesy sometimes):
1. "They were really one at heart, one soul" - Elena Gilbert.
Elena said/thought this in the books, but I didnt say that I loved everything that comes out of Elena Gilbert's mouth or mind. lol.
That is extremely cheesy, especially after getting with Stefan with almost no build-up.
I dont feel like laughing at anymore titles tonight, especially because I dont hate Stefan/Elena with a passion burning like a thousand suns as I do another pairing on TVD ;)
I have tried to keep Damon out of this entry, and I think I managed. But wait for other entries with essays and essays of why I LOVE Damon/Elena so damn much.
Until then, have fun and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :)
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