Hi all! I want to share two articles that I read today. The first comes from Racialicious, and they weigh in on why JP’s treatment of Bonnie and her fans sucks. They touch on the Black Best Friend and Magical Negro tropes, and wonder why “Strong and beautiful” Bonnie can’t seem to speak for herself lately.
The second article is a light hearted review of episode 17, Break on Through. Is TVD turning into a fanfic written by Damon? It touches on Damon being the representative for Sexy Vamps R’ Us as well as the Psycho Ric plotline.
We’ve talked about Elena waking up in a hospital (or mental institution) and realizing everything she went through on the show was just a dream or hallucination. This author has posited that Damon might wake up at the end and realize everything was a wet dream. What would the other characters’ reality look like? Would Matt wake up and realize he does have insurance to take care of a broken hand and breathe a sigh of relief? Would Ric wake up in jail after one of his bar fights and realize his ex wife Isobel has put out a restraining against him, hence her “death” in his dream?