Who says I can’t be dramatic?
Quotes of the podcast: “This is the type of crap that makes me feel disconnected to Elena. [….] I don’t like my stories like this. I don’t like my characters like this. And it’s holding true for Bonnie, because I did not connect to her in this episode. [….] I don’t like characters who can’t recognize when they’ve been hurt or betrayed. I don’t like passive characters. I don’t like characters who go back for more without a believable fight. I don’t like it for Elena, and I don’t like it for Bonnie. But the thing is I can roll my eyes at Elena and move on and pay attention elsewhere. But I can’t do it for Bonnie. Because, pay attention to what?”
“This was Bonnie’s big episode back after her mother was killed, after she was betrayed. We got an episode that basically supported some of the Fandom’s thinking that Bonnie would give everything for Elena, would lose everything for Elena, would die for Elena; no one else in her life comes first. Elena is everything to her. And does she get the same treatment back? The same dedication, the same ranking in Elena’s life? No. But that’s okay, because she’s a Mammy. She’s the Black Best Friend. Black Best friends don’t have people who are more important to them than the protagonist, even though they should be by title (mother, Self). It’s just not the case. She doesn’t need or require reciprocation.”
“I see nothing of the character that I’ve gone to bat for, that I stan for, that I’m obsessed with. This is not the character I’m obsessed with. This is not the character that I get into arguments with people over. This is not her.”
Is TVD Losing its Bite? Yes. Yes, it is.