Neil Gaiman sets the record straight.
Neil Gaiman is amazing, really. XD
The Doctor is always trolled by the kids.
YOU HAD ONE JOB, SHOW.
I can’t deal with this, srsly. I give up following the show for the moment, I’m too tired to point out everything that has been so ridiculously screwed up by Julie and the writers.
Alaric in ‘Graduation’
Alaric forever. ♥
First look: Josh Holloway in Intelligence
Intelligence, based on unpublished book Dissident by John Dixon, is centered at U.S. Cyber Command and focuses on a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift — a microchip has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Holloway will play Gabriel Black, a former Navy SEAL and dedicated intelligence officer.
CBS announced today that Intelligence will be held until midseason, when it will air on Mondays at 10 p.m.
PATRÍCIA BORTOLOTTO, LOOK AT THIS
Yay, a pictureeee! :D
In which the bear is tumblr
The original bit from the book is as good as the show. XD
“You want her? Go get her.” So he did.
I’m shipping and I’m not even sorry.
I’ve obsessed over fictional characters for as long as I can remember; I’ve always had a favourite character from a book or a movie and I’d suffer with them as they progressed on their journeys. In more recent times, however, I developed a pretty much unhealthy attachment to three specific characters:
a) Jack Sparrow (no, seriously, I stalked IMDb for years until Pirates 2 and 3 were green lit; and then again until 4. The amount of PotC merchandise I own is quite astonishing);
b) Castiel (I became a Supernatural fan only after I saw 4x01 and loved the holy tax accountant; I remember translating interviews, joining blogs and doing everything to make sure I was showing my support for the character. I guess my effort was rewarded, since Castiel is still here after 4 seasons and despite much controversial development from the part of the show writers); and
c) Alaric Saltzman.
Now, Alaric is what is making me post here. Back in Castiel days, I spammed my LJ account, and now I’m doing the same with my tumblr. I guess you guys can see how much I loved his last appearance this week judging by the 4x22 spam I did, but it doesn’t even begin to cover my feelings.
I started watching TVD because my wifey got me into it; it was early 2012 and I gave the show a second chance, because I remember watching the first episode and not liking it at all. It was still teen drama with vampires by the time I began again, but this time I didn’t give up so easily because well, Ian Somerhalder is ridiculously handsome and Damon has the best lines.
And then, 1x09 came - and the History teacher showed up. At first he seemed like an ok guy and I cannot precise when this happened, but I was suddenly taken with him. I can think of a good number of reasons, though: I like cool teachers; I liked his demeanour; I loved his sense of humour; I really thought Matthew Davis was handsome and cute in that insanely loveable way I’ve come to adore; he was a strong male character in a show that lacked them - because they’re too young. I realize I’m not in the show’s target audience - I graduated law school in 2010 - so the whole teen drama had little appeal to me. Damon and Alaric, however, were adults and really promising.
And while I didn’t expect them to become such good friends, I think the relationship was developed quite well. They both tried to kill each other (Damon succeeded, kind of), Ric punched Damon and then suddenly they were not exactly friends, but they were (un)willingly allies. Then that moved to a grey area and I was as surprised as Damon was when he realized he had a friend. Alaric was a good person - he was good and kind, but he was not insufferable like I always saw Elena, and he was not so by-the-book as Stefan often was; he was beautifully human - flawed and with dark secrets, but with a good nature.
Essentially, I watched the show for him and for Damon - and when he died, I believe I shed silent tears. One of the most moving moments for me were the little exchanges between friends, how Damon stood near Alaric at the ending and how they seemed to understand and complete each other. His ultimate departure from the show left a gaping hole - and I sat through the entire 4th season hoping to see him back.
Of course, I knew it could be in vain - Matthew Davis was the star of another show and I watched it as well, but it broke my heart to see it cancelled after poor ratings (I’ll concede that the show had some forced plotlines, but it was ok to me). However, at the same time I was sad to be without my weekly dose of Matt, I was silently expecting him to return to his previous role. Season 4 has been terrible - I don’t like the Originals (haven’t been happy with them for a long while), I don’t like Elena and I essentially disliked everything about the master plot involving Silas. Therefore, 4x22 felt like a reward for my patience, of some sorts - and it made me realize how he improves the show as a whole.
The moment Alaric steps into the scene and asks Damon if he needs a hand, you can feel the dynamic changing. Damon is not alone anymore, he has someone at his level - a friend, someone he trusts and who can see right through his lies. Alaric was pretty much one of the non-useless adults of the entire show and Matt can add a great deal of emotion, joy and sadness with his character. I’ve never seen a fandom missing a single character so much and I also haven’t see anyone hating him, which is quite a feat considering how fandoms usually are.
To sum up: I’ve became a great Matthew Davis fan; I’ve seen some of his other works and I’ve fallen in love with his wisdom and take on life. He is a truly magical being and I think we are blessed to have him in such a well-known show. He is talented and he shines as Alaric - just like Ian is so amazingly perfect as Damon. He adds something invaluable to the show and I swear I was freaking out and cheering so much when he stepped on the screen during 4x22 that I realized that I can’t bear the thought of him not coming back.
I know we still have 4x23 - and I have been stalking news and twitter accounts to gather as much info as I can. I know I’ll keep watching TVD for Damon’s snarky comments, but if it goes on just like season 4, then it’s just a passable show; however, with Alaric back, I think the whole show grows and becomes something much more intense.
Please come home, Ric. ♥ I just hope Matthew Davis himself feels the same way.