Friday, 22 May 2015 0 comments

My Favorite Delena Moments

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It's amazing how we get so attached to our favourite shows. I for one most definitely do. It's almost as if we dread that time of the year when season finales are around the corner, crying our eyes out over a sad ending(if you're the type to let it all out) or bottle it up trying not to thinking about the death of your favourite character on one of your most cherished series. And after a period of this weird mourning behind the tv screens or this Idiot-Box-Fictophilia(if you may) we eagerly look forward to the next season!

Well one of my favourite on-screen pairs bid adieu and it got me really sad. Yes, I and the legions of Damon and Elena shippers were truly disheartened with the Season 6 finale because it led to their end. Then it got me thinking of all the times when I fell in love with them and why. All the scenes and coincidences that obviously NEVER happen in real life - no they belong to the very distant utopian world of entertainment. They happen because of good direction and hooking-you-for-life story lines.

I don't generally prefer writing listicles but sometimes they break things down so very well.

So here are my favourite Delena scenes from The Vampire Diaries.

The Meet Cute
The first time Damon and Elena meet! Hot mysterious stranger who is also a dangerous vampire flirting with you in the middle of nowhere! Okay, not if you put it like that but here's a hot guy telling you that you need "passion, adventure and even a little danger" in your life. It was almost as if he could look into her soul at that moment.

The Secret Admirer in the Night
Most people would be creeped out by a blood thirsty vampire sneaking into your room at nights after he got 'invited'. But no, not me. Yes I would love it if a sexy vampire kept his watchful eyes on me after I go beddy-byes.

The Saving Elena From The Crash Scene
When Elena gets herself involved in one of many accidents during her time on the show, Damon comes to her rescue. Yes the romantic notion of being saved is just so well.. romantic.

The Drool Scene
When Elena wakes up one morning to find Damon right next to her watching her drooling in her sleep(for God knows how long) and him teasing her about it - CUTE!

The First Dance
Ever wondered how every important milestone in Damon and Elena's relationship is always underlined with a dance? This was the one of the first dances on the series that have a dashing Damon(all suited up) and a nervous Elena in a very hot no-touching-only-eye-contact dance routine.

The Get in Your Car Scene
Imagine a hot guy telling you these exact words:
"Listen carefully. Get in your car. Right now. Come to me."

The Motel Stakeout Scene
How Delena fans all over the world cheered over this very hot make out sesh before 'damaged goods' Jeremy had to pop up and spoil the scene. And the Florence and the Machine song playing in the background only added to it.

The Kiss(es)
Each kiss was special. It really was. Because it was like the end of the world. Even if it was the first kiss on the porch in season 1 where we think its Elena but it is Katherine and then again a kiss on the porch with the real Elena. Scorching!

The Damon Wolf Bite Scene
When Damon gets bitten by a werewolf and starts to slip away, Elena is by his side nursing him and trying to comfort him. Priceless.

After waiting for 3 and a half seasons when Damon and Elena FINALLY make love I think the angels above literally started singing at their union. And Delena fans rejoiced by watching it again and again exclaiming, "Oh my God! They did it! They finally did IT!"

The Hot Damon Dance Scene (Close to you)
I never thought that one could dirty dance to EDM. Well, Damon and Elena show you how in this one. While Stefan wants Elena to control her thirst when she becomes a new vampire, Damon wants her to embrace her vampirism and take a walk on the wild side!

The Damon Trapped in Another World Scene
Damon gets trapped in the other world/prison world leaving a very distraught and wailing Elena back in the real world. I cried, people. This brought on some pretty heavy waterworks.

The Drug-Induced Damon Memory Scenes
In order to cope with his absence, Elena starts taking certain drugs that make Damon come alive, if only in her head, for a little while. It was sad but she was happy.

The Dance
Oh this was epic! There were swirls and lifts, finesse and fine music, his crisp suit and her beautiful gown. Yes, just before Kai makes an entrance and screws everything up, just before all the bloodshed - Damon resolves to become a human being again and live a normal life with Elena because he loves her too much. Total tear jerker, this one! What a way to say good bye! Or not.


Monday, 9 March 2015 0 comments

Of Daughters and Sons...

It's been a few days since I saw the documentary titled India's Daughter. The one that has been creating a furore all over the world, sending the media into a frenzy and somehow impacting our government such that they want to ban it, which they did. The I & B Ministry made sure that it was taken off of YouTube and that people won't be able to watch it through any related searches on Google either. The day is not far when we would be defined as the 'Nation That Bans'. From food to movies we ban it all because we can't have our moral compasses going bananas. But it's alright if our hypocrisy flies off the charts.

However, the day and age that we live in does provide us ample avenues to find other options. This day and age also brings us face to face with unimaginable horrors such as the one documented in this 59 minute traumatic recount of the incident that took place in my country on December 16, 2012.

I sat huddled inside the safety of my home crouching over my phone's screen as the tears streaked my face. I know this to be true for all who may have watched it. All those who may have tried to fathom (though they would never completely understand) the tragic turn of events on that seemingly normal day would have cried. Some inconsolably. Irrespective of their state, country, caste or religion.

And it has been haunting me ever since. Not that I was unperturbed by matters such as this before. No girl or woman ever is. The most basic of defense mechanisms is to shrug it off. To keep it hidden in those recesses of our minds which we rarely visit. Try not to think of it everyday. We're all trying to get by. Trying to pass through life without any incident. But then something happens that jolts you. This was one of those things.

When I heard about the documentary being banned, I was intrigued like many to know why. I couldn't allow myself to blindly accept all that was being said and written. After watching it I really, truly am a lot of things.

I'm scared of the glimpse I got of such horrendous mindsets. And to think that I may be sitting beside someone like them when I travel or when I'm out with my friends or when I commute to work and return late in the night. Or worse - I may already know them as one of my acquaintances.

I'm appalled beyond measure for what happened. That I couldn't do anything. And for what happened after it. What continues to happen.

I'm ashamed that it happened in my country where we make deities out of women.

I'm ashamed that the law is my country is so weak and that we hand over whatever semblance of it there is to lawyers that themselves harbour cavemen mentalities.

And I'm certain as hell that it should NOT be banned.

What needs to be tackled more than the eating preferences of people, the movies they watch and the clothes they wear are the highly rotten mindsets that plague us today. We will never be fully emancipated until we find a way to curb this insidious and very mental malaise.

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2 comments

The Mean Reds...

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.  

"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes..."
Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

It was not a day when you'd expect one to be all alone. Everywhere one went they were bound to walk into a mush parade. It was that day of the year when everybody is expected to go cuckoo over their significant other halves. When you have to have plans. Plans with that special someone. Plans to have a night out or a night in. Or plans with other singletons - an evening spent ruing their current status or reminiscing a past love. Or in some cases - loves.  

She sat staring at her phone's screen, skimming her mailbox. Reading the barrage of unread "For Your Valentine" promotional mailers. She wasn't usually the highly blunt and opinionated type to hop on the 'I-Hate-The-Commercialization-of-Love' bandwagon but was also not one to get all sloppy for one day. 

She was the kind of girl who loved spending weekends lazying in surrounded by books that smelled of times long gone. Plugging in her ear phones and tuning ths whole world out. Cooking a quiet meal and eating to her heart's content. Watching Breakfast At Tiffany's. For the umpteenth time.

Just for Audrey Hepburn. 

The way she quips "Darling!" 

"Grand Central Station. And step on it darling!" or "I'll tell you one thing, Fred, darling..." 

The numerous times she chimes "marvellous!" 

Or when she sits on her window sill crooning Moon River looking absolutely surreal. 

Or when Holly and Fred paint the town red by doing things they've never done before. 

The ethereal opening scene that has her standing wearing the classic black ensemble, that many after her have tried to recreate, in front of her favourite destination when she gets the mean reds - Tiffany's. 

It just  took her  to another world. 

Every. Single. Time. 


And how could she forget Cat! Nameless slob, you Cat. 

A movie about a complex girl simplified by the man who falls for her. 

Because in the end, it's not the diamonds or the lavish parties or super rats like Rusty Trawler. Its about love. And that's all a girl ever asks for.