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Hey all :) If you love the OC (another Schwartz show) then you might like this fic I'm writing. It's kind of based around it but with Gossip Girl's characters. I'd love to know your opinions on it too! Here is the link:
Josh Schwartz is a genius with writing male characters.
Seth Cohen and Chuck Bass are household names. You can never just say Chuck, you must say Chuck Bass.
I honestly think that both characters are perfect TV show characters. Their flaws only work in their favour. They're just a major win. They're epic.
But let's focus on Chuck for a moment. This guy has literally portrayed the perfect romantic hero to me. Watching him has honestly ruined me. I have unrealistic expectations of men. Let's list why:The most obvious thing is that he is originally a bad boy who you discover is actually tortured and vulnerable. This does the trick quite easily with most women. You want to fix him but you don't want him to change at the same time. His sexuality. It's dark, charismatic, delicious and perfectly executed. He holds it back to be romantic and mature, but uses it when he is being passionate or seductive. His actual heart. It doesn't get given away easily, which makes it all the more special when you get to see it. It's also caused him to do many unbeatable grand romantic gestures over the course of the show. His fashion sense. He manages to somehow look fashionable but maintains his manliness. His dress choices are so risky that it only makes him look confident. Its such a turn on for me. His mannerisms, (and I'm attributing this to Ed's acting). I'm talking about the way he walks (one hand in a pocket as he swaggers around everywhere, often rubbing his chin with the other hand), the jaw clench, his voice (husky, low, seductive and a perfect accent), the way his eye colour changes depending on his mood (black when angry, betrayed, or lustful, and hazel-brown when sad, vulnerable or scared), the amused, pleasant smile he has around people he loves, and his smirk. His dark side. It's always used at the right moment, dare I say it. When he is scheming it's entertaining. When he does something desperate and appalling, it only makes you feel sorry for him. Often, he goes off the rails and acts out as a result of a deep loss, so it makes the thing that he lost seem really important to him and emphasises the strength of his feelings. His dark side is also connected to his sexuality (see number 2). The excitement that surrounds his storyline on the show. He had all the best secrets and mysteries in his plotline. He'll never bore us. The journey we took with him. He's our guy and we watched him grow. We watched him do some amazingly mature things that just make you go crazy over him (e.g. letting Blair go 300 times, getting therapy). Um, I can't believe it took me this long to mention it, but his looks. That perfectly styled brown hair, those dark eyes, that jawline. The chest hair is welcomed and just goes with him. He's HOT. This may be just me, but does anyone else sometimes sense that he was meant to be in a different era? Like he's a character out of an Old-Hollywood film. Go look at the distinguished, charismatic men that have played opposite Audrey Hepburn. Chuck is so them. Or maybe someone living in Paris in the 20's (see what I did there?). He could easily fit in at an old bar or burlesque club, or with a group of old gangsters. I find that immensely attractive, as it somewhat gives him that layer of class. He is multi-faceted, and each of the sides to his character make sense. He is complex in a believable way. He is powerful. He's Chuck Bass. Okay I'm done :)
I understand what you mean about the chess board, but most of the time it actually works. I mean did you honestly think that Seth and Summer wouldn't end up together? No way, everyone knew that they were endgame, but they were so much fun to watch anyway. The same thing is the truth with Ross and Rachel on Friends. Each show inserts their own entertaining obstacles that are specific to their shows style and genre, but they tend to have a super-couple that you know will be endgame. The wait is delicious and fun to watch, depending on what kind of stuff you like to watch on tv shows. It's all part of entertainment. Its also part of the story that was being told and built up for people who watch the show religiously. For example, Dan and Serena being together at the end made even more sense when we found out Dan was Gossip Girl and everything linked.
I also think that there were heaps of obstacles besides growing up. These include:Having to forgive people for their mistakes and getting past them Parents marrying each other and sharing a sibling Being brave enough to put your heart on the line Other relationships and love triangles Unrequited love Sorting your own individual needs out before jumping into a relationship. The growing up obstacle was something that was used in Season 2 and Season 6 with Chuck and Blair's relationship.
Hey! I miss all of you!
How has everyone been without the show? I actually am finding it difficult to watch any other TV show. I only care about Chuck, Blair, Dan, Serena and Nate. I don't care about Rachel and Finn, or Damon and Elena.
The Upper East Siders are my people, and Chuck is the love of my life. Anyone else is just a waste of time.
I've currently been writing this story called The Most Twisted of Us, has anyone here been reading it? It combines Chair with Jackgina. It's so much fun to write. Here's the link for those of you who haven't read it:
Hi all! I've currently been writing the fanfic called "The Most Twisted of Us."
I love Derena, and while they aren't the focal point of my story, I still insert Derena scenes in there. I just haven't advertised it very well in my summary.
If anyone is looking for a Derena proposal fic, chapter 10 contains it. I had a lot of fun writing it and any Derena fan or a long-time GG fan will really appreciate it.
I'd love your advice about writing Derena too, so please check it out if you get a chance and leave a review telling me your suggestions and what you thought about it!
Here is the link:
Funny how Dan and Serena were the power couple all along, not Chair. Chuck and Blair's love for each other is powerful, and they are powerful people in the more obvious ways. But Dan and Serena are something else entirely.
Arthur was black in Season 5 when he helped Chuck save the duck. However he was different in Season 4 because he had coloured eyes and light skin judging from the rearview mirror.
I can just see Nate being like Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey now. He's been used as a sex-toy by older women, so now he's going to take charge of himself by seducing a young innocent intern.
Most likely he'll just be an all-round good guy with morals and respects the workplace. But my version is so much better.
I wish Eleanor just let Henry go for a minute so we could see him with his parents more. Go away you smothering grandma.
Nate getting off that plane was probably the sexiest moment of his whole time on the show.
I wish Nate fell in love with an unattractive loser like Nelly Yuki so the female population of the world could hope that they could snag someone that attractive some day. Seriously considering writing a fanfiction based on that moment in the season 2 finale when Nate said to Nelly "Hey drunky"
I loved it. I'll be the first to admit that when I first heard speculations that Dan was Gossip Girl I was so angry and disappointed. I thought it was stupid and it wouldn't make sense and the plot holes would be impossible to explain. But everything that Dan said, his purpose, his story, just everything made sense in the end. I'm going to rewatch the seasons but I actually think any problem can be met with one of Dan's explanations. I loved it because it really did the series as a whole justice. It makes you want to watch the whole thing from the beginning. It reminded me of this amazing world and people we were introduced to. It also was a well written movie/novel ending. It really was like we had been following a story that Dan had written. You can't hate Dan because face it, without Gossip Girl where would Serena, Blair, Chuck, Nate and Dan be right now?
The writers went with a romantic ending for the identity. It was sweet and touching. I always knew however that no matter what, it would be someone with a purpose. Someone wanting to release blasts at perfect moments and orchestrate events, pull the strings all along for our characters and change the course of their lives. That's why I believed so heavily in it being a secret society of constance and st judes alumni that originally conceived the website to steer the paths of their heirs. The same thing happened in a way but for Dan it was a romantic notion of creating a world for the UES and a legend in Serena so that he could insert himself into it.