Now I’m not TV expert, but I’ve followed enough TV shows to understand the basic workings of plot. I’m also a writer myself.
If you look on a TV series as a whole, endgame pairings are rarely a huge surprise. They are hinted from the very first possible moment and, even if said characters do not get together right away or go through off times, they continue to be connected throughout. When a story is, at its core, centered around relationships and romance, these building blocks are put in place right out of the gate. A good writer wants to create a journey, and a journey starts at the beginning. Let’s look at some examples…
One Tree Hill’s Lucas might have dated Brooke first, but the spark started with Peyton during their first conversation in the pilot. They connected outside of her car, and they fell instantly. No matter what loves they had throughout the series, it always came back to Lucas and Peyton.
Rachel was never going to end up with anyone but Ross. Even though she was engaged to another man, Pam was always going to one day end up with Jim. J.D. was destined for Elliot even though they spent the majority of the series with other people. From the moment they met, Rachel Berry was supposed to - and, it was confirmed, would have - find forever with Finn. And even Ted Mosby, whose endgame wasn’t even remotely predicted to be Robin, wound up with the girl he fell for in episode 1.
Which brings me to all of you, my dear TVD fandom.
Anonymous asked: That anon really pissed me off. It IS stelena's story, not delena's. SE's love was built stronger and grew naturally over the span of TWO SEASONS. Damon and Elena? An overnight SIRE BOND. SHE WAS NOT IN LOVE WITH HIM AS A HUMAN AKA BEFORE SHE WAS SIRED. Season 3 proved just how strong their feelings were rather than just saying "I love you." (Stefan resisting compulsion, Elena choosing him after an entire season of damon forcing himself on her. VS. Damon failing to resist TWICE (continued)
..Elena not being able to resist killing damon UNTIL she thought about Stefan.) The only reason they didn’t develop at all in season 4 is because she was SIRED. Then we have season 5, damon finally gets what he wants and guess what? They’ve broken up at least once in every episode. SE this season have proved that they will always love each other no matter where they’re at with each other, and delena cannot. (because damon still doesn’t give a fuck about elena’s feelings) NO development there.