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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I wish I knew to which tweets she was referring. Are they about the pairing possibilities or the quality of the season premiere? It's easier to strike at the shippers who have made your show a raging success (and let's face it, VD, GG and others are around only because of shippers) than to talk about decisions you made that the general public are not enjoying. None of it's easy, just like writing here isn't easy. But, we gotta roll with the punches and back the decision we make, even if it means the universe comes down upon us with a mighty wrath. (Drama Queen am I!) Good call on the asshole comment. Oopies! ;-)


her attitude is immature and lame! She acts like a 12 years old girl! She calls people (who dared to critisize the show and her writing without calling her names or anything like this) " jerks" on twitter, she feeds the fangirls, she feeds the "shippers" in the worst possible way and then COMPLAINS about it. She really needs to grow up! I have never seen a producer doing this. Jeez!


I agree with JP. She is simply writing a story and the fighting is really rediculous because the characters are "not real" simply for entertainment purposes. As for the poster, "Bored Now" I am wondering if "Bored Now" is an actual famous novelist or writer of some sort. The reason I am asking is because Stephen King who is a famous author has been very critical of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga Books. I mean, anyone is entitled to his/her opinions but, if "Bored Now" was to re-write the Vampire Diaries what would you write differently? I mean, the author L.J. Smith wrote the Vampire Diaries back in 1991 and the books are different from the show but I find the show very entertaining. I do not get involved with the "shipping issues, etc." and just enjoy the "flow of the show".


If Bamon happens I'm gonna kill Tvd.

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And behind the scenes: Plec: YESSS, yesss, fiiiiiiiight my minions, fiiiight amongst your selves, lest you notice all the gaping plotholes and awful writing quality that has been going on. fight about ships so I can cover up my writing mistakes, yesss...now how should I bait the shippers again. Quick! I have to think or fandom will start talking about the inconsistencies in plotlines and Elena's mary-sueness!


Eleneremy?! lol


like this is going to stop the trolling? LOL get real.


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.