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Regarding the books: I'm going to be the odd one and say I actually stopped reading the books when I saw that they weren't going to have Chuck and Blair hook up, even as a one night stand. I saw possibilites and I thought it would be funny that if after Blair waited to lose her viginity to Nate she actually lost it to Chuck (oh how I love the show for granting me this).
I actually watched the pilot, saw that it was fairly similar to the book, thought "Oh well they aren't going to grant my wish" and didn't watch it until season 2. I only watched season 2 (and caught up with the rest of the series) because I was flipping through the TV guide (in Australia) and they were promoting the season 2 premiere by talking about where the couples left off and what will happen with them. I skimmed down saw Dan/Serena, Nate/Vanessa and then Chuck/Blair. I saw that read the bit about them and jumped on youtube to catch up, I was (quite embarrassingly so) excited about it then.
Wow, re-reading that I think its safe to say that I will never stop shipping Chair. Oh well.
About the Serena breezing through life and Blair working for everything. This is precisely why I like Blair more than Serena. Blair struggling to get what she wants is more relateable (also at times heartbreaking to watch) than Serena just being handing everything she wants and more.
Trying to post an Elle Korea photo, don't know if you guys have seen it yet. But it won't appear, I'll post a link http://tinypic.com/r/oi9l3d/6
Hope that works.
Also what do you think of this. I'm a teacher and one day I was teaching 8-9 year olds. I was walking around the desk and saw a students book covered with pictures of Chuck and Blair (one prominent one was the limo scene). Now I love Chair but seriously 8-9 year olds! That's a bit young for my liking.
So I thought I'd toss in a theory based on the s4 spoilers we have already on Chuck and Blair (probably wrong but its fun to speculate).
I was thinking what if Chuck's new identity is something he chose for himself, not to hide from the muggers but something he chose to do.
The last 3 season's Chuck's signature line has been "I'm Chuck Bass", it defines him especially when it comes to his bad qualities (1x17 the NJBC scene etc). So what if, while he was recovering he thought alot about his past actions and started to hate himself for them and how he hurt people, particularly Blair. So he decides to let 'Chuck Bass' die on the streets of Prague and become someone new. After his recovered he starts this new life and finds a girlfriend who is so different from who he was (the warmhearted description). He doesn't return to New York because their is no reason to: Nate's friendship only exists when its convienient for him, Lily's with Rufus so the whole Jenny thing would effect this, the Empire was the reason he done the worse thing possible, and the last words Blair said to him where don't say anything to me ever again.
Of course he runs into Blair and Serena in Paris and everything is gradually found out. Blair confronts him calls him Chuck Bass and the girlfriend is all "I think you've got him confused with someone else" etc. From here they'll have several run ins, until we finally have a moment between Chuck and Blair where he tells her what he did and why he did. During this we could see just how much he regrets what he did to her and he apologises for it, and Blair counters with something similiar to "Chuck Bass doesn't define who you are, you define who Chuck Bass is" encouraging him to stay Chuck Bass but be the better version. From here he decides to go back to New York as Chuck Bass.
If this did happen it would definately show how much they love each other but that they still have to work through things before they get together. It would also set their friendship up as well. Also, in a strange way it also ties in with his claim that "His not Chuck Bass, without her" (just an afterthought).
What do you guys thing? As I said before it's probably wrong but its just another theory.