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Gossipgirlfanforever

I actually think showing them writing in their journals is kind of boring. It's not driving the story, so what's the point?

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The point is its in the name The Vampire Diaries. So people are going to ask "Why is it called that if there is nothing about a diary." 

Its like Gossip Girl, what's the point in having the name if there was no Gossip Girl on the show, it would be irrelevant.

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lisa
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then we wouldnt get heartfelt entries like this

 

Dear diary: Today will be different, it has to be. I’ll smile and I’ll be beliveable, my smile says “I’m fine, thank you. Yes, I feel much better!” I will no longer be the sad little girl who lost her parents, I’ll start fresh, be someone new. It’s the only way I’ll make it through.

-Elena

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Its like Gossip Girl, what's the point in having the name if there was no Gossip Girl on the show, it would be irrelevant.

They're both based on a series of books of the same name. In BOTH series, Gossip Girl AND Elena writing in her journal are omnipresent themes of the series; and @CBFan, it DOES drive the storyline (in the books at least). THe shows have deviated away from the books immensely, so that's why I guess the writers haven't been focusing on those themes as much.

There was heaps of Gossip Girl in S1 and S2...and it would be weird if they changed the name of the show after S2. Plus, she still narrates the show..that's her role on the show.

And as someone else pointed out...Jeremy read her journal and he seemed pretty up-to-date with everything, so I think she DOES still write in her journal..we just don't see it.

 

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Cbsn

And as someone else pointed out...Jeremy read her journal and he seemed pretty up-to-date with everything, so I think she DOES still write in her journal..we just don't see it.

I agree. When writers bring a particular fanbase a show or story, they assume that it is not necessary to fill in the blanks every five minutes. We understand from the pilot that Elena and Stefan have journals. But now, the story is continuously moving and it becomes important to push the plot along with the idea that we are living the show through written words.

Julie and Kevin are giving us the benefit of the doubt. They obviously do not feel it is necessary to hold our hands through every plot point in TVD.

There was heaps of Gossip Girl in S1 and S2...and it would be weird if they changed the name of the show after S2. Plus, she still narrates the show..that's her role on the show.

ITA. :)

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Yvette
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i noticed it too and so does my sister but were still at episode 17 because we live in the netherlands can't wait for the final episode

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@Mistress Northman, great minds think alike :)

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Gossipgirlfanforever

They're both based on a series of books of the same name.

So what? I mean, fine if you like the books, great. But the TV show is not the same as the book series. And the majority of the TV audience has never read the books.

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So what? I mean, fine if you like the books, great. But the TV show is not the same as the book series. And the majority of the TV audience has never read the books.

 

Well then when they made them into tv shows they should have changed the name, but they didn't, so they mine as well follow through with what they started with.

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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.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
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