Since the TO writers like to copy so much from Whedon’s vampire shows then they should take under consideration that the character that was similar to Camille in Angel was Kate’s. The same miserable traits, appearance and possible romance with the main character that had everyone sleeping and…
Keep notice here! This is EXACTLY WHY TVD and TO will be nothing more than ships in the horizon, endless love triangles and soap combinations that make no sense.
Argue all you want but this is the essence of those shows.
Because in the writers mind for a show to be a hit you need multiple opposite ships in order to keep the fans on edge. Make them negative if you have too, make them hostile and make them attack each other. This is their recipe. Why? If you cannot write an interesting plot without easy cope outs then you go to the next “best thing”. Which is? Create tension, have publicity even if it is negative publicity. This is why the TVD fandom (and the fandoms that exist in the whole fandom) is so hostile most of the times. Stop blaming the ships and the fandoms and focus on where the writers are aiming at. Because the only thing the writers care about is making the fans argue and obsess over SHIPS and nothing more. And that creates tension and an unpleasant fandom with bitter members. Consistency and logic plots don’t matter. So yeah you can argue about the TVD and TO plot all you want. The Original stans can go on and on about how “mature” TO is and that it is an adult show that doesn’t have the problems TVD has but in the end the logic of both shows remains the same because we are talking about the same writers and thus this is and will be the result.
People will follow, Delena, Stelena, Klaroline, Haylijah, Forwood, Klamille, Camcel, Stebekah, Rebel, and I don’t know what but in the end it won’t matter. Your ship doesn’t matter. Eventually all will play out and those that serve the purposes of the writers better will stay on top even if it makes no sense and doesn’t help the general plot.
So you can keep on hating and you can go on with your ship and shipper wars. You can also name some fandoms as the bad ones and target all your attention there even if it makes no sense whatsoever. But in the end this is what the writers want because this is how they orchestrated it in the first place. This is a trap in order to create publicity for them and it is better to look there (since those shows have nothing more to show other than ships) than notice the weak plots and the constant plotholes.
But in the end since all the attention is on the ships the shows will never become nothing more than mediocre pleasures. Not because they didn’t have potential but because the writers never cared enough in order to try writing something more and something interesting (story wise) that wouldn’t be based on ships.
I am not against ships or even fan service on occasions and this is CW but when you have a show you cannot focus ONLY there. And yet here we are and we all have seen where this is leading too..
So the next time anyone accuses any fandom for hostility or for immaturity or I don’t know what else you might want to revise that way of thinking and remember that this is what the writers WANT and how THEY work. Your problem isn’t and never was another fandom or other fans (and yes I know that there are immature fans but those exist in every fandom of every show in the world) but in fact is (solely) the writing and the way the writers decided to go through with their stories and shows.
Have your ships and enjoy the shows. But stop taking things so seriously. Because if you haven’t noticed the writers don’t. And if the writers don’t care (about anything basically other than making a “hit”) then why should you?
They are endgame, even if she doesn’t join the spin-off as a regular.
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