Julie Plec Calls for Peace Among Vampire Diaries Fans

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Julie Plec really wants all Vampire Diaries fans to get along.

In the face of overly-contentious Tweets and over-the-top online threats and remarks, the producer took to the social network today and addressed viewers of her beloved CW drama.

"Honestly, I usually don't like to draw attention to the trolls, as they are just that, trolls determined to bully, berate and abuse behind the anonymity of the internet," wrote Plec. "I'm sure every single one of you has had to deal with the same thing. And any attention, even negative, tends to feed them. Plus, it all detracts from the beautiful positivity of most of the fandom."

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But Plec couldn't resist and she went on to explain why:

"However, I think it's all important that we take a look at what we're doing to each other in the name of "shipping". Delena, Stelena, Bamon, SheriffForbesoDonovan, whatever it is that you root for, the point is to keep your passion positive. You can hate where something's going, and scream your frustration to the world --- just don't make your words into weapons. (she says, having openly just called someone an asshole on twitter. sorry about that).

"Remember to keep the debate healthy and productive, otherwise Twitter starts to feel like my family arguing about religion and politics at the dinner table. And trust me, no one wants to experience that.

We value you all and have nothing but love. Except for you Eleneremy shippers. That's just weird. ;-) As always, #lovenotshove."

What do you think of this missive, Vampire Diaries fans? Check out a TVD clip from Thursday's (terrific!!!) "Memorial" and sound off now.

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OMg!Enough with Delena-Stelena shippers!Come on,Elena is one girl,She can choose only one guy!Accept it!Personally I like the show,I love the Originals!I would see a show only with them,I'm really sick of the Damon-Elena-Stefan triangle!I want Julie to give Klaus a love interest,a girl really evil like him,that would be interesting to watch,i think! BTW Julie Plec acting like 12yr old!She has to accept criticism I don't agree with bullying,just healthy criticism!


LMFAO. My sides are still hurting from the effort to stay sane while typing this. YES PLEC. Lets all hold hands and sing kumbayaah in a friendship circle around the TVD potholes and crap ships that YOU created. Its not like all these people hating you have a reason to is it? You didn't single handedly pit ALL the ships against each other by writing such incredibly dull and painful story lines. NOOOO! It was not you. Everyone needs to leave her alone. She's innoce...........WTF am I saying. If she would put the muffins down and write something with sense every once in a while then maybe the sky wouldn't be falling on her head. Just maybe...


Remember to keep the debate healthy and productive, otherwise Twitter starts to feel like my family arguing about religion and politics at the dinner table. And trust me, no one wants to experience that. Srsly? ! Ok, first of all, my family discusses all these issues at the dinner table and its not the end of the world. Second, well if its so easy and simple how about this: Remember to keep your story lines consistent and do not forget that you have multiple characters on this show who need development! Otherwise your fans have no other choice than to point out stuff and comment on them.


Remember to keep the debate healthy and productive, otherwise Twitter starts to feel like my family arguing about religion and politics at the dinner table. And trust me, no one wants to experience that. Read more tv spoilers at: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2012/...


I wonder if it's the rabid DE or Forwood fans attacking her.
.....It's everyone attacking her. There shouldn't be a biased perspective of looking at the hate. Every character and ship has a couple of fans who get mad about something, and overall, the 2nd biggest part of the hate (other than shippers) has to do with the writing and plot holes. But I don't doubt if DE is a big portion of the hate, considering that ship has been promised and teased for the past 3 years and Elena still doesn't hesitate to choose Stefan.


Julie Plec brought this on herself. She should have done the show and the viewers a favor and STICK TO THE BOOK'S STORYLINE! All the foolishness in this "plot" if you can even call the show that anymore is what's making everything problematic. She had a formula that she could have followed a whole book series and she moved away from it creating a bunch of foolishness...Klaroline... badly developing Delena to a point where that ship seems...just odd and uncomfortable, feeding and baiting fangirls, trying to do a bunch of fan service that just back fires on her, and talking to parts of the fandom like she's a 5 year old throwing a fit. Then we have Bamonhater down there who is acting like a 12yr old attempting to start ship wars over comments. You'll kill TVD if Bamon happens? Grow up please. If Julie focused on writing an actual STORY and made the main triangle mesh well with a plot she wouldn't have these problems. If she developed all the characters properly and stopped bringing in pointless new characters she wouldn't have a problem. If she wasn't so BIASED and didn't treat parts of the fandom so rudely she wouldn't have a problem. She needs to stop boohooing. She's experiencing a lot of the same BS people in the fandom deal with on a daily basis. She needs to do herself a favor and get off twitter. It'll do her some good.


If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen. The shipping wars is what you created Plec. If you stuck to the books at little bit and used the great ideas for story lines. Then maybe people wouldn't be talking about ships and instead talking about great story lines and character development. You created this mess and fans unfortunately bought into it.


Julie Plec is a drama queen. People attack you just bc you ship a couple but poor JP who gets hate too


It's official, I'm now a card carrying member of Eleneremy! ;)


I wonder if it's the rabid DE or Forwood fans attacking her.


Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.