Alright, somebody has to say it. So here goes. You ready? Caroline, you are a horrible person, okay? You are thoughtless, you’re shallow, you’re completely undependable. Alright? You know what, now that I think about it, I have no idea what Klaus saw in you! What was he thinking?
so since there’s officially no diaries in the vampire diaries anymore is the title even considered legit?
If Damon starts a diary, it only confirms my suspicions since 2.21: Damon is the actual main character of the series.
It’s the only way the trashy, repulsive contortions allowing him to be in anyone’s life - or even alive - makes any sense. Elena can’t have a POV - she turned away from her journals as the sire bond took hold, and then burned them - because otherwise lol, as she has said every season as Damon degraded her: No.
The man who beats and hates and rapes women, and has hated consent of anyone but him since the pilot.
It is freaking f a s c i n a t i n g, that when Stefan burns his old self, apparently he gets to cut Damon and Elena (“”“bad influences!/horrible people!”“”) out of his life immediately. But when Elena did that in season four, instead, she was immediately controlled by Damon, she took violence out on women, and did not get to tell Damon and Stefan they were awful to her until they were setting her on fire / she was being punished at the time, so any POV out of her mouth happened to deserve more punishment.
Elena and Stefan, who in the pilot were flushed with emotions on self-narrating their POV (Elena ‘i will smile and it will be real’; Stefan ‘i wanted to create someone who was alive’), now have no pesky documentation of their feelings of violation from Damon or each other. They are now nicely …vacant. Caroline’s mouth is stitched shut and her hand tightens on her towel, and Bonnie is silenced so heavily she is dead and Damon has his filthy hands on her grimoire/the symbol of the only voice she got at times. They have no POV, their backstory or pathetic ‘relationships’ matter even less, and this erasure likewise will never matter. Because dolls are the most you can have when Damon is the main character and he has nothing but disdain for anyone’s personhood.
There can be no ‘vampire diaries’ because the only narration you should care about is the parasite who has been sucking the narrative’s life out since day one: Damon.