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Dickhead101
Finally, omg fuck yeah finally, i liked her character in the books.
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too bad her show version will suck horribly

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Thatgirl301

too bad no one knows that yet tho.

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book to show transitions that sucked in the show:

Stefan. Damon. Elena. Bonnie. Katherine. Klaus.

book to show transitions that did not:

....

 

 

also for fucks sake. She went from a friggin badass school girl elena's best friend vampire hunter with wry humor to a quirky lame older DOCTOR.....

The way plec handled meredith prety much showcases her sexist misogynistic tendencies and innability to write  strong female characters.  OR ALLOW THEM TO  EXIST, 

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Halde

How is it sexcist to make a female character a doctor? A doctor is a job that requires quite some brains and  being a doctor is (ussually) a respected line of work.

 

And also, Plec is a woman(although the female traits might be hidden very well). Is it sexcistic for a woman to not make deep female characters? Because it ain't considered racism if an afro says "nigger" to another afro. . . 

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How is it sexcist to make a female character a doctor? A doctor is a job that requires quite some brains and being a doctor is (ussually) a respected line of work.

medicinal caring position has been the main center of sexism since start of the world, with women being automatically assigned to hospitals during wars for example.

 

If this was the real meredith, by the end of this ep she woul dhave already:

made damon scared. killed off half of unfriendly vamps in town. bitchslapped elena around for being a cardboard a dozen of times. made a convincing and sound plan on how to deal with all this shit.

But since its plec's sexist version, meredith is:

feminine quirky doctor taking care of male patients. will spend next ep arguing with her ex-boyfriend.

s it sexcistic for a woman to not make deep female characters?

Short answer yes it is, long answer yes it is.  

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3965 posts
Halde

medicinal caring has been the main center of sexism since start of the world, with women being automatically assigned to hospitals during wars for example.

 

Back in the day, when feminism arrised(maybe a bit later) I suppose, there was(and still is(duh)) this "joke". It goes something along the lines of this(saying it is a joke is probably wrong, but it is shorter to write than "anecdote"):

 

A father and his son was in a car crash. They both got injured and needed medical attention. The doctor then enters the room of the son and says to the boy, "You are going to alright my son". 

 

Now the point of this "joke" was to test people in "feminism". Because back then, this wouldn't make any sense. Because how the h*** would a woman be able to become a doctor? Which is the point of the "joke" that the doctor was the sons mother. 

 

I dunno the origin of this, but i read in an article or something(not wiki though). 

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Dusk

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/01/the-vampire-diaries-meet-dr-meredith-fell-torrey-devitto-brings-a-book-character-to-life.html

"It's something we've wanted to do for a while, for the book fans, to bring Meredith into this world," executive producer Julie Plec tells Zap2it. Of course, Meredith a key character in the novels, and some fans were dismayed when the TV series premiered to see that the character had been cut.Plec and Kevin Williamson kept the idea of the character in mind. "The book fans have, for two and a half years, been screaming at the top of their lungs, 'Where's Meredith? Where's Meredith?'" Plec says. "Meredith was in our original pilot draft, but you have to do some editing and some streamlining when you take a project from book to TV, and Meredith was one of the victims of that streamlining."Certainly, the Meredith who is introduced in the show is very different from the Meredith we know from the books. Some differences are obvious -- her name has been changed from Sulez to Fell, for one, but fans of Bonnie McCullough and Matt Honeycutt know that's sometimes a necessary evil. She's also a doctor, not a high school student. Despite the discrepancies, Plec assures us that book Meredith and show Meredith will share some key qualities. They share much more than a first name."In the books, Meredith is Elena's best friend from the beginning, and she has a very interesting, intriguing relationship with Alaric," Plec says. In fact, Meredith and Alaric do have a romantic relationship in the books. "It's fun to be able to take that character and expand her into a new possible love interest for Alaric, who of course has had his hard knocks. He deserves a little love in his life again."

The book fans have, for two and a half years, been screaming at the top of their lungs, 'Where's Meredith? Where's Meredith?'" 

oh maw gad we should be grateful cause she destroyed our favourite book character.God I can't describe how much i hate her.

 
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I dunno the origin of this, but i read in an article or something(not wiki though).

That was way back before 80's-00's then, when Women were "standartized"  into cooks, doctors, nurses, wifes and  supporter roles. 

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Amygirl

Is TV Meredith's last name Fell? As in Fell's Church? I think that's what one place in TVD is called. Is that just the books though? I don't remember. And if there is a place in the show called Fell's Church (even though I'm pretty sure that's just that's the name of the town in the books): will she be connected to it>

And wasn't there a character called Logan Fell? Any relation there?

 

I already have too many questions...

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