Probably going to be doing a Tuesday/Friday/Saturday type posting schedule? Well, more like a Monday-or-Tuesday, Thursday-or-Friday, Saturday-or-Sunday and-Wednesday-can-go-fuck-itself schedule.
So anyways, if it's not apparent by the name "Raven Zomg", I watch the Vampire Diaries. I read/watched Twilight, so I can make a comparison from an informed position. And needless to say, even if you think Twilight is stupid (it is), this TV series is a LOT more interesting, albeit a teen drama/action thing. For those of you who don't know it, it's basically a Teenage Soap Opera. With vampires. And werewolves. And ghosts. And lots of violence. And--
Well, yeah. Let's just say it's "Urban Fantasy Soap Opera". With gratuituous amounts of violence, and a main character-plot that actually isn't the romance.
And I mean, I'm totally into it. I read the books from the early 90s, and the adaptation manages to be slightly faithful while adding interesting new twists.
At first I was particularly angry at the series for starting out like the books seemed to -- a romance between a vampire and a girl. But as of the 2nd/3rd book and 2nd/3rd season, despite being told from the perspective of Elena, the teenage girl who has to choose between two sexy vampire brothers (Damon and Stefan Salvatore), it was never about her. It was never about her relationship with Stefan (the "good" one) or Damon (the "bad" one). It was always about the brothers. Bros before Hoes.
They fell out back in
Also, there's something slightly unsettling about making her the main focus and then showing that she "sticks through with it" knowing that they are literal blood-thirsty murderers, as well as being prone to unpredictable violence. And basically, as the teenage girl watching this, you're supposed to learn from this that you should "be there for him to help 'him' get better". And... agh. I mean, we were fine with this when it was cheap 90s vampire literature and really nobody was reading it. But now it's a TV series on major TV channels.
But hey, whatever. There is far worse crap on the network anyways. And this is certainly far better than Twilight at least, because when Stefan leaves her, she actually takes action and tries to salvage the situation instead of curling up in a ball and doing literally fucking nothing FOR THREE STRAIGHT MONTHS. So at the very least, we can say that Elena is an active character. She is secondary in the grand scheme of things, but that's alright because she actually manages to take control her life and decide what she wants, even if it happens to be a monster who burns in the sunlight.
Oh yeah, Vampires? Burn in the sunlight if unprotected by magic. Can't enter a house uninvited. Stakeable. You know, ACTUAL VAMPIRES.
AND BUT SO Season 3 heralds the first step towards the bromance (can I say that if they are actual biological brothers?), and the theme is generally rising up. Violence persists, the plot thickens, and Stefan actually makes a gesture that says outright: I love my brother more than the girl I am apparently madly in love with.
Anyways. The reasons are many to watch this. It's a whole different ballpark, and I'll just leave it at that.
I currently have just over 5300 words, which means I need to write another 4700 by tomorrow night. Aaaa D=