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Vampire Appreciation Week 2021
↳ Day Four: Favorite Characteristic/Power → Immortality
✫ However trivialized they may often be in their various fictional manifestations, vampires appeal to the human desire for knowledge, transcendence, and control over this life and the next. For, as a powerful immortal, the vampire takes on a godlike role in our modern mythology. In doing so, it offers meaning, consolation, and wonder in a vast, mysterious, incomprehensible though ultimately purposeful universe.
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VAMPIRE APPRECIATION WEEK | Day Four: Favorite Vampire Characteristic
↪ Mind Control/Compulsion
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VAMPIRE APPRECIATION WEEK 2021
↳ Day Five: Favorite Vampire/Vampire Dynamic → Caroline Forbes & Klaus Mikaelson
You prefer who you are now to the girl you once were. You like being strong. Ageless. Fearless. We’re the same, Caroline.
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Vampire Appreciation Week
Day 5: Favorite Vampire/Vampire Dynamic → Elena Gilbert & Damon Salvatore
No one tells me how I live my life. No one tells me who I love. Especially not some vindictive prehistoric witch, and definitely not the universe. And I'm not gonna let someone else's idea of destiny stop me from loving you or being with you or building a future with you, because... You are my life.
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Vampire Appreciation Week | favorite bite scene
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Vampire appreciation week:
↳ day four: favorite vampire characteristic/power | compulsion (the vampire diaries)
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Well, why would I want to go to some stupid Halloween party like a normal student? Maybe meet a nice guy, or not-so-nice guy, have a fun, drunk Halloween hook-up when I can be here, struggling to raise the dead?
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Vampire Appreciation Week 2021
Day Five: Favorite Vampire/Vampire Dynamic → Damon and Stefan Salvatore
He just sacrificed everything to save his brother.
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TVD MEME: [1/8] scenes
∟ S07E13 | Caroline seing Lizzie for the first time.
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Vampire Appreciation Week 2021
↳ Day Five: Favorite Vampire/Vampire Dynamic → Damon Salvatore & Elena Gilbert
✫ Damon inspired you. He pushed you to own the darkest parts of yourself. And when you died, he was the only one that could made you feel alive again. And you made him feel human.
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Y/n: *Watching Kai do something stupid* “I think I’ve found something more infinite than the universe.”
Kai: *Grinning adorably* “Your eternal love for me?”
Y/n: “Okay, two things. Your ability to emotionally manipulate me and your stupidity.”
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Paper Rings: An Elijah Mikaelson Imagine
Request from Anon: Omg can you do Elijah with “Paper Rings” in the lover album! Btw I love all ur fics
Hope this is okay for you lovely, and enjoy x
Want to hear the song? Find a link to it just below:
The moon is high
Like your friends were the night that we first met
Went home and tried to stalk you on the internet
Now I've read all of the books beside your bed
Elijah looked out over the courtyard of the Mikaelson compound, his tie yet to be tied, shirt buttons yet to be done up. He was nervous, his shaky hands forcing him to give up on the bowtie for the moment. It was okay, he told himself. He still had an hour until she arrived, and he could spend that time making sure everything else was perfect before he focused on his own appearance.
Moonlight bled across the concrete tiles, and as Elijah listened to the buzz of the streets, he could hear the laughter of a group of young women, Y/N’s laughter the most distinguished among the noise. She was a few houses along, hanging out with her friends before she was due to meet him back at the place they both called home.
Her laugh was so familiar to Elijah, so comforting. He remembered the first time he’d heard it, the way it captivated him, the way its owner had left him speechless with her beauty. Two years on, and he still found himself amazed by Y/N, by the way she made him feel so at peace, by the way she let him know everything about her.
He hadn’t been able to stop thinking about her on that fateful night, and as he leaned against the doorframe, waiting for her, he knew he never would. He caught a glimpse of her favourite book left on the breakfast table, making a mental note to move it back to the bedside later.
The wine is cold
Like the shoulder that I gave you in the street
Cat and mouse for a month or two or three
Now I wake up in the night and watch you breathe
The minutes ticked by faster than Elijah would have liked, and he resisted the urge to curse as he heard Y/N’s laughter grow closer and closer. He couldn’t ask her to leave, couldn’t tell her that he wasn’t ready for her yet, would never even have dreamt of giving her the cold shoulder. He couldn’t bear the thought of ever hurting her, which he hoped to convey to her tonight.
He hoped to tell her that despite all the games they had played in the first few months of their relationship, constantly playing hard to get, Elijah had wanted Y/N to be his more than anything in the world. He hoped to tell her how he wanted to hold her hand for the rest of his immortal life, how he wanted to wake up next to her, to follow the movement of her chest as she breathed against him, their hearts beating in synchronicity.
Elijah took one last look at the perfect vintage he had selected, at the evening he had taken so long to create, before turning back to the mirror hanging over the fireplace. He wasn’t used to his hands being so shaky, and as he failed yet again to do his tie, he sighed, thinking to himself that he would just have to leave it.
He leaned back against the doorframe, overlooking the courtyard, and took a deep breath when he saw Y/N walk into the compound, looking as beautiful as ever.
Kiss me once 'cause you know I had a long night (Oh)
Kiss me twice 'cause it's gonna be alright (Uh)
Three times 'cause I waited my whole life (1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4)
Elijah couldn’t help but smile when Y/N looked at him, forever captivated by her. She ran up the stairs to see him, stopping when she looked at his dishevelled state. He didn’t blame her for her confusion, however brief it was, knowing that everyone was used to seeing him as immaculate. “Long night?”
“You could say that.” Elijah leaned into Y/N as she kissed him, his hand resting on her jaw. Her lips left his too soon, but it was that simple kiss combined with her next words that reassured him that everything would be fine.
She slipped one hand under his open collar, using the other to pull the tie off his neck, tossing it carelessly to the floor. “Well, I still think you look dashing.” Elijah resisted the urge to laugh at her dramatics, reminding himself that he had waited his entire life for the woman who stood before him, waited for this moment.
Y/N looked past him, an eyebrow raising at the sight behind him – the lights, the wine, the mood perfectly set. “Is it my birthday?”
Elijah intertwined his fingers with hers, pulling her into the room. “Come on.” Pulling her along felt so easy, and he hoped she couldn’t hear how fast his heart was beating, his hands finally having stopped shaking once they found their place in Y/N’s.
I like shiny things, but I'd marry you with paper rings
Uh huh, that's right
Darling, you're the one I want, and
I hate accidents except when we went from friends to this
Elijah poured Y/N a glass of wine, his fingers brushing hers when she took it from him. She sipped from it before looking at him. “Elijah, what’s going on?” There was worry in her voice, and Elijah wanted nothing more than to kiss it away, wanted to reassure her that everything was going to be fine. He’d had a plan for tonight, but as he looked at Y/N now, he realised that he wanted to abandon that plan. He took a deep breath and began the most important speech of his life.
“Y/N Y/L/N, I always thought my family was complete, always thought that eternity had nothing more to offer me. And then, two years ago, I met you and I realised that I was wrong. I have walked this earth for a thousand years, and I have never cared for something as much as I care for you, as much as I love you. You were unexpected in the best way possible. I want the rest of my life to be as unpredictable and I know that the only way that’s going to happen is if you’re in it. I love you, Y/N, which is why I need to ask you one simple question.” He took the small box out of his trouser pocket and knelt before Y/N.
Y/N didn’t even give him the chance to finish that question before she’d wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him.
“I’ll take that as a yes.”
Y/N laughed as Elijah slipped the ring onto her finger.
Uh huh, that's right
Darling, you're the one I want
In paper rings, in picture frames, in dirty dreams
Oh, you're the one I want
Later that evening, Elijah leaned against the doorframe as he watched Y/N walk across the courtyard of the Mikaelson compound. His eyes were drawn to that diamond on her finger, the smile on her face as she showed it off to his sisters. He could hear that familiar laughter escaping her lips, and there was something so endearing about knowing that he would now hear it for the rest of his life.
She was the one he wanted, he was sure of that, and he was so lucky that she wanted him back.
Amidst the laughter, the celebration from the rest of his siblings, Elijah caught Y/N looking up at him, caught her smiling at him. It was a smile that he would capture in photographs, in his dreams, every single day for the rest of eternity.
But for now, he was more than happy to watch, forever captivated by her beauty. So he leaned against the doorframe, tie abandoned, shirt collar undone, lips tingling and heart racing. He leaned against the doorframe, overlooking the Mikaelson compound, the place he called home finally feeling complete.
All because of his missing piece, all because of Y/N Y/L/N, the woman he would soon call his wife.
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Rebekah Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries 3.19 ‘Heart of Darkness’
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Our Father: A Klaus Mikaelson Imagine
Request from Anon: klaus x daughter reader where they fight and then she gets hurt really bad and he doesn’t notice she’s gone and hope saves her and he feels bad idk
Hope this is okay for you lovely, and enjoy x
I know that you’re hurting right now, and I know that you’ll tell me that I don’t understand how you feel. But I’m writing to you to tell you that you’re wrong. I know exactly how you feel. I’ve been there, remember?
I’ve been where you are now. Hurting and hating him. Hating Dad for, well, for being Dad. For being Klaus Mikaelson, the Original hybrid. I know you think he’s selfish, know you think that all he cares about is himself and that absurd power complex that he has. But that’s not true, Y/N. And I think, deep down, you know that.
You’re angry and I don’t blame you.
For the record, I thought you were right when you were fighting with Dad. That’s right, I heard everything. He was completely out of line, and he’ll tell you he was just being protective, but I know better than anyone that his protectiveness can cause more harm than good.
But you did say some pretty hurtful things too, and – I’m not making excuses, I swear – I think I’d have been angry too if I was in his position.
You’re probably not going to like what I have to say next, but what happened after the fight wasn’t his fault. You were the one who ran off, who told him that you never wanted to see him again. If there’s one thing you have to understand about our father, it’s that he sometimes takes things literally.
I was angry with him too when I found you, angry at him for not noticing that you were missing, that you had ended up in the state you were in. I thought you were going to die, Y/N, thought I was going to lose my sister and it terrified me. If I hadn’t found you when I did, I don’t think I would have been able to save you.
I knew instantly that it was one of Dad’s many enemies who had attacked you, and I was angry too. We’re very alike, you and I. When something happens to the people we love, we tend to blame the person nearest to us, and in that moment, I blamed Dad too. You were unconscious when I got you home, and I refused to tell him what had happened out of spite.
You should have seen the look on his face – the heartbreak when he looked at your healing wounds.
He read my mind without my consent; that’s how worried he was about you, Y/N. I know this sounds hypocritical, but I think you should forgive him for abandoning you, as you put it only a few hours ago. You know, he hadn’t left your side until you woke up and told him to go.
He’s been in his studio ever since, and there hasn’t been a sound from him.
Dad’s hurting, Y/N, and I know that he won’t forgive himself until you do.
You won’t open the door to anyone, not me, not even Uncle Elijah. Just like Dad. Which is why I’m writing this letter, and in a few moments, I’ll slip it under your door and hope that it works. I hope that you’ll read it and understand that for all his faults, Klaus Mikaelson is still your father, still our father.
And even though it may not feel like it right now, he does love you. Just as I know you love him.
You had a fight, you got in trouble, I saved you. It’s done. It’s over. Dad feels awful, and you do too. There’s no point dwelling on it.
Please Y/N, please make the first move. You know he won’t. If you don’t do it for him, do it for me. I just want my sister back, just want her to laugh with my Dad like she does most days. It feels wrong seeing you like this – just come back to me. If you come back to me, maybe our father will too.
Okay, I’m signing off now, and I’m going to cross my fingers and hope that you’ll read this. I hope you’ll open the door and come outside. I hope that you’ll forgive our father for being his typical self.
Because, at the end of everything, that’s what he is. Our father.
And he loves us both.
All my love, Hope x
Y/N sighed as she read the letter her sister had slipped under her bedroom door only moments earlier. She hated to admit it but Hope was right. Klaus was just being Klaus, just the protective, stubborn Dad that he had always been. What had happened to her wasn’t his fault, not really, and she was alive, after all.
She opened the bedroom door, making that first move just like her sister wanted.
It was time to see her father.
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Nancy Drew has the 10 typical cliche CW tropes but does it way better (ft. The Vampire Diaries)
Note: This is not exclusive bashing of TVD, I did like to binge watch it but it isn't a secret the development of its storylines is monumentally problematic and sometimes racist. This is a comparison between the common CW tropes that the creators of TVD and Nancy Drew have shown albeit with varying stages of maturity.
1. The dead parent(s) trope:
Both TVD and ND start with the protagonist, a young girl in the age range of 17-18 losing either one (Nancy- Kate) or both parents (Elena- Grayson & Miranda). In TVD, the effect of the loss is downplayed to purple prose/angsty monologues/an excuse to visit the cemetary. We see no actual emotional vulnerability of losing a parent shining through, nor any financial consequences. In ND, we see the death of her mother making Nancy's life reel back, making her do things she never thought she could do (despise with her dad and his grieving methods, tank her grades, ditch her plans for Columbia). We also see Carson trying to deal with the bills later on throughout season 1 and 2 and also the aftereffects of the grief with his rebellious daughter: side storylines that exists to maintain the reality that a loss isn't always an emotional but a financial and a mental one as well.
2. Person of colour treatment:
Bonnie Bennett is the resident witch of Mystic Falls, our favorite go-to for the residence of power. It was good that TVD creators 'gave' her that much power but it was barely consequential to the plot as her character plainly existed to be a magical power bank. Bonnie was undertreated, underrated, purposely given lines like "Can I say she's a tranny mess", made a supernatural racist (there's a difference between dislike for other supernatural species and constantly planning their demise because they are 'monsters'). Moreover, all black/brown people in TVD were either witchy sidekicks or killed inconsequentially. In ND, one of of the main characters is Nick whose storyline evolves to erase the myth of internal racism, the senseless 'I will judge you mercilessly because others judge me' trope. He is treated like any normal character, but the writers have been careful and true to the heritage by including plotlines that would make Nick stand out as (a) an individual character (b) a person of colour with the most heart touching and realistic behaviour. The same can be said about the Asian American character George Fan, who is a hero in her own right. Amanda Bobbsey is shown to have her own dreams out of the town and is currently in pursuit of them. Gil Bobbsey is a bad example, I know. The fact that he is stereotyped into all the preconceived notions about South Asian men is the only thing that irritates me. Fortunately, we're getting Tom Swift as the spinoff with Tian Richards playing the handsome lead.
3. Antagonists who turn out to be morally grey and wronged in their past
TVD creator and executive producer has, on many occasions, boasted her syntax of giving every villain a tragic backstory to redeem them. Katherine Pierce, Klaus Mikaelson, Esther, Rebekah, Sybil etc. Sorry to break it to you but a tragic backstory doesn't redeem all the horrible evil things they've done, it just makes them more human while STILL committing the wrongs. Writing an evil character to stay evil, but as a humanised evil, is established in ND with the Aglaeca who is actually the soul of a French heiress turned into a sea monster. Odette Lamar was wronged by her husband, her life taken aboard a ship in a very brutal sequence of events and her fortune hijacked by her sailor husband Captain Marvin. The writers made sure to distinguish between the supernatural evil Aglaeca that Odette had become versus the still grieving human anger of Odette's ghost.
4. Adoption storyline:
Elena Gilbert was John Gilbert and Isobel Flemming's daughter, raised by Grayson and Miranda Gilbert as their own after Isobel gave her up post partum. In TVD, Elena, once getting to know this news, doesn't express any humane emotion of being bereaved of an identity (which is the reaction expected). Though she tries to look for Isobel and vents on Damon when she gets to know of his relationship with her birth mother (still gross btw), she barely deals with it. The storyline would more or less remain the same if Elena wasn't Isobel and John's daughter (make Miranda a descendant of Katherine and boom). But in ND, Nancy finds out that she was adopted even when she doesn't ask for it. The fact doesn't come out of nowhere, the reasons and foreshadowing are laid out there like breadcrumbs from the moment the pilot's story begins. Nancy going through the loss of identity phase and the 'grieving someone I don't even know' phase is beautifully crafted. Nothing is added just for the drama, there is a meaning behind it.
5. Small towns, bonus- surrounded by woods:
Mystic Falls is supposed to be a souther small town larger than life, always hosting council parties that aspire to be the Virginian version of Gossip Girl. The writers just considered the town a backdrop but didn't venture at all into making it seem like a real-life community. In Horseshoe Bay, a coastal town in Maine that was filled with superstitions and gossip mongers, there is an effort to make some of the town events actually hold meaning to the plotline or to realize the image of the community itself - we have history buffs actually seen doing history research, archaeological digging, pageant queens having snobby rivalry, flower shops, cafes, indirect racism (which is more prevalent irl than you might think) etc. Even 3 season in, Horseshoe Bay of Nancy Drew is more fleshed out of a town than Mystic Falls ever was.
6. Toxic men:
Okay, big setback for all Damon and Delena stans, but canon!Damon was toxic af. He made decisions for Elena, killed people for her and pretended he did her a favour and let's not even talk about the sire bond or the cure hunt or the killing Jeremy storyline. Elena actually got an endgame with such a personality, which is a supremely bad example. Because though Damon had turned over a new leaf after season 6, he had still been horrible to Elena while she was still alive and not in the coma. In ND, Gil Bobbsey is the toxic man. Manipulative even with his sister, desperate for attention, ready to bereave Nancy of her friends just to get her for himself, that kind of toxic. And because of this, it is extremely satisfying to see the toxic man NOT get the girl for once. Nancy dumps his ass when she realizes the effect his gaslighting had on her life. Go Nancy!
7. The 'older men who want to show the girl all the world has to offer' trope:
There isn't a soul in the TVD fandom who hasn't smiled at Klaroline at least once. Klaus is the man who has lived longer than Caroline and exudes the wordly riches vibe. Caroline is a small town girl who dreams about all that the world has to offer. Klaus more than once propositions a getaway to all places like Paris to show her the taste of love and history and art. It would have been a good dynamic if only Klaus weren't a literal heart-wrenching, boyfriend-enslaving, mom-killing supernatural psychopath with anger and daddy issues. In ND, Nancy has Owen - a relatively older businessman (not too old, a human age gap) who enables Nancy's need to get away from her life in her town by offering her a trip to New York while they're dating. Owen's a pretty vanilla guy, and among his sole purposes was this.
8. No one dies and when they do, they don't:
Bonnie Bennett is crying from hysterics at this. We've seen her die so many times and every time, Julie went 'Ha no that was just a test speed bump, Bonnie is actually alive lol'. After the first three times, it became as overlooked as Dean's deaths in Mystery Spot. Elena died thrice, Damon and Stefan too. Alaric and Matt are cackling. The thing is, the writers can kill off their characters and revive them as long as it has some meaning. Sometimes not everything exists to further the plot, it also needs its own air to breathe as a concept. In ND, George dies because of an impalement. But Nancy, in her desperation to save her friend, revives her with the shroud. This is indeed consequential to the plot and also to George as a character when she is challenged to share her mental space with the trauma of being revived as well as now sharing her body with a French lady's ghost.
9. Vintage cars (and beaten down trucks):
Damon and Stefan, both, are proud owners of old classic cars (Chevy Camaro and Porsche respectively). I'm going to make a very specific joke here and say they love their cars on fire. Though we often see Damon's possessive side over his car, I find Ace's relationship with Florence nore endearing and calm. After seeing Dean Winchester loving Baby more than his dad, and Damon and Stefan leveraging towns over their own cars, Ace's sweet talks to Florence makes my heart to plop. Nancy also has her mother's blue Mustang (book classic). Both Matt Donovan (TVD) and Nick (ND) have the same type and colour of truck too but Nick's holds a bit higher canon significance (what with them dying in it and all)
10. Whole town under mysterious hypnotic influencing:
I'll write this comparison after ND 3x04 or 3x05 comes out but I'm somehow sure that they're going to do it better than TVD season 5 Silas
(I haven't mentioned sexual representation as a point because TVD didn't have much diversified sexual representation to begin with and though lesbian relationships are a big strp from that in ND, I do wish there was more differences in sexualities written into the show)
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“That First Kiss” by Nikita Gill
Happy birthday @charismascarpenter! 💖
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Vampire Appreciation Week 2021
Day Six: Favorite Bite Scene
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