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scydiaas said: i think it’s a p telling moral choice i mean i don’t condemn him bc everyone further on commits a similar choice but that realization has made me sort of loathe that necklace ugh
SO TELLING. I think it made sense, strategically. Giving Caroline the necklace wouldn’t have helped and giving Elena the necklace did. That said… I’m not convinced he did it because of strategic reasons.
It’s like… you can tell he gets it, right? He can repeat the lessons Lexi taught him (Caroline isn’t a puppet, she’s not a toy, it’s not okay that Damon is using her, she doesn’t exist for his amusement). He understands. He just doesn’t… feel it? He doesn’t feel concern. He doesn’t feel worried or hurt or protective toward her. It’s chilling how cold he is about the whole situation.
AND HE KNOWS THAT THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM THAT HE DOESN’T FEEL THAT WAY, BUT THERE’S NO ONE THERE TO CALL HIM ON IT SO HE DOESN’T LET THAT BOTHER HIM. LOOK HOW HE PANICS WHEN ELENA GETS HIM FIGURED AND CALLS HIM ON IT. LOOK HOW HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO RESPOND TO HER.
in 1x03 stefan gives the only vervain he has to elena to keep her safe from damon. this is after elena invited damon into her house and after damon has threatened to hurt/rape/kill elena. however, this is also after stefan say that caroline was being compelled, abused, and raped by his brother. stefan made a definitive choice to give the only vervain he had to elena and not to caroline.
would it have made a difference? honestly, it’s a stretch to even buy that the vervain stopped damon from raping elena in 1x03. she resisted his compulsion and slapped him across the face, but he figured out that it was the necklace and could have snatched it off her neck and kept doing whatever he wanted. i suppose stefan was banking on damon’s interest in elena as katherine’s doppelganger to help her get out of their alive. with caroline, damon has no such interest. if caroline resisted damon’s compulsion, he probably would have snapped her neck and found someone else. so it’s not exactly an illogical decision of stefan’s… but it is kinda cold and revealing.
idk, what do you guys think?
(1) in either 1x02 or 1x03 there’s a scene where damon is making fun of stefan’s human life thing. and damon goes on and on about how he’s a killer who will do whatever he wants and use whoever he wants in whatever way he sees fit and he ends it 'that's what's normal to me’. and it hurts me because damon is tapping into something with that line. stefan tried to be a normal vampire for his brother more than once, but he can’t pull it off. he goes too deep and feeds to hard and ends up being the freak ripper of monterray. he can’t be damon’s normal and so he has to settle for being someone else’s normal. because stefan wants nothing more than be normal, mediocre, forgettable. stefan wants to do what everyone does and to think how everyone thinks. stefan wants to want what everyone wants. he just sometimes needs help figuring out what that is.
(2) there’s this scene where matt is asking bonnie how elena is doing and bonnie says that he should call her himself because she doesn’t want to be in the middle of it and I’M GOING TO CRY BECAUSE BONNIE IS ONE OF THE GOOD ONES AND THE MIDDLE OF IT IS RIGHT WHERE SHE BELONGS.
AND I CANNOT BECAUSE HE IS SUCH AN AWKWARD, OUT-OF-TOUCH DORK. DID HE DO ABSOLUTELY NO RESEARCH BEFORE DIVING INTO THIS TEENAGE-LIFE THING? DID HE REALLY NOT WATCH A SINGLE EPISODE OF ONE TREE HILL TO LEARN HOW KIDS TALK THESE DAYS? THE CORRECT WAY TO GREET PEOPLE IS ‘HEY, GUYS, HOW’S IT GOING?' IS THAT SO HARD, STEFAN?
the “i have to know her” will forever and always give me feelings because it’s like he doesn’t even realize how fucking creepy that is. he jumped off a bridge to save a drowning family and the only one he managed to save was a teenage girl who looks just like the woman who turned him into a monster. and he… has to know her?
Stefan Salvatore Appreciation Week
Day 2: Favorite Ripper!Stefan Moment
”I can’t help what I am, Elena. The more blood that I get, the more I want. And if I get so much as near yours… you are dead.”
Stefan Appreciation Week→ DAY04: Favourite overall Stefan moment/quote
I’ve written pages upon pages about all the things I love about this scene. Stefan was the only person to recognize the signs that Jeremy would try to take his own life again for the sake of becoming a vampire and turning it off— such foresight could only come from knowing that feeling and being there before. Now, two seasons later, we know a lot more about Stefan and his past, which brings into light how revealing this scene. Stefan had been to the edge several times before. And one of those times, Elena had brought him back. This was Stefan’s turn to do the same for Jeremy. Yes, Founder’s Day was insane and had so many things going, so there were a lot of distractions. Despite all of that, Stefan stopped. He saw something in Jeremy that reminded him of himself, and he reached out to that poor, sad, lonely boy.
And as if that weren’t enough, we got to hear with Jeremy as Stefan admitted once again to hating who he was. It’s just such a painful thing, and I love the solidarity that grows more evident on Jeremy’s face as the two talk. They say it only takes one person to reach out and help prevent something so terrible as suicide (even if he transitioned after), and it was this moment that directed Jeremy’s life on a new path. As a Jeremy stan, I will forever be grateful to Stefan for being there when he thought he had nothing left. If this isn’t a reason to love Stefan Salvatore, I honestly don’t know what is.