So here it is guys! The interview with our well deserved winner of FOTM contest for January 2012; delenasalvatore aka Lucy. Enjoy! 1. Can Ты please introduce yourself?
My name is Lucy, I was born and raised in the UK but my Dad is from Hong Kong and my mother is Thai. I share the same birthday as L.J. Smith (4th September). After graduating with a degree in English Literature, I was going to be an English teacher but the университет I wanted to go to didn't take me. I've loved Чтение and Письмо since I was a kid. Apart from Фэнтези and romance, I also Любовь period dramas like Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey. Before I found DE, I was a big Chair shipper for a год and a half, after which i converted to Dair. I Любовь animals, especially dogs; clothes, shopping, chocolate, late nights and sleeping in. But early mornings, aggressive drivers and nasty people stress me out! 2. How do Ты feel about winning FOTM title?
Amazing! I never win anything! I've been nominated quite a few times, and I didn't think I'd ever win. Thank Ты to everyone who voted! 3. When did Ты start shipping DE?
"Well that was it. That was the moment. That scene blew Stefan and Elena out of the water."
When I was flicking through channels one night I caught the end of 1x04. I realised watching Elena dance with Stefan that they were the couple, and I should like them, but I didn't. I was еще intrigued with her scene with Damon. I went onto ITV Player, and watched the first 3 episodes, and at the end of 1x03, when Stefan is Письмо in his journal 'There's nothing human left in Damon. No good, no kindness, no love', and there's the scene of Damon standing at Elena's bedside stroking her cheek as she sleeps? Well that was it. That was the moment. That scene blew Stefan and Elena out of the water. They never had a chance. 4. How do Ты feel about our DE spot? Do Ты visit it often?
I Любовь it! I'm there so often, it's practically become my секунда home! Sometimes the negativity can feel a bit overwhelming if we've had a bad episode или one of the producers или the cast has сказал(-а) something that rubs the wrong way, but things normally settle down in a few days. 5. One quality about DE's relationship which Ты feel other ships on the Показать lack?
I think the fact that they're the only ship on TVD who have come through the worst of times, and not only survived but have evolved and grown in trust, in friendship, and in love. Their relationship isn't easy, and it's never white-washed или rose-tinted, but it's always real. And there's so much suspense surrounding them all the time. It's never a case of 'been there, done that, got the postcard'. All the other ships got thrown together and DE is the only one of any magnitude who received any real build-up или substance.
6. If Ты have to, how would Ты describe DE's relationship in a few words to someone who does not watch the show?
"One of the greatest Любовь stories never told."
'One of the greatest Любовь stories never told.' 7. Have Ты read the books? If yes, do Ты prefer DE in the Книги или in the show?
Some parts of the Книги were hard to read, because the Письмо was very disjointed in places, and the Сверхъестественное stuff was weird. I didn't care for a lot of what went on in them, but Delena kept me reading, so I would have to say the show, definitely. 8. Were Ты happy with DE's Kiss in 3x10? Was it all that Ты had hoped for as their first kiss?
I don't know what I was expecting as their first kiss, because the writers kind of cheated us with the trick 'Damon-kisses-Elena-but-it's-Katherine' scene in 1x22. But I was very happy with the way it went in 3x10, because it was еще emotional than lust-fuelled, which is what I think a lot of people had been expecting. It was the right Kiss for where they were in their relationship emotion-wise. 9. Your favourite: *Damon's quote to/about Elena
There are a few!
"I Любовь Ты Elena. And it's because I Любовь Ты that I can't be selfish with you.'
"We'll survive this. We always survive. Trust me."
"It's right, it's just not right now."
"I'm mad because I Любовь you." *Elena's quote to/about Damon
"I like Ты now, just the way Ты are."
"I don't know what I would do if Ты weren't here." *Any DE related quote in general
"We'll survive this. We always survive. Trust me." 10. Most heart-breaking Delena scene:
By the time Ты read this, there will probably be another one, but for now it's got to be 3x14: 'I'm mad at Ты because I Любовь you' 'Maybe that's the problem'. I didn't go around wailing, saying I was going to quit the Показать или that I hated Elena, but I was very very upset in a quiet, numbed way. I felt wrong all day. What was heartbreaking about it was that it was a declaration of love, which should have been romantic, and Damon just comes out and says it in a no-frills, no agenda attached way - it was amazing - and she says THAT? She wasn't thinking, but it was so cruel and ironic after all the ways she's encouraged him to embrace his humanity. He LOVES her, which is the most human thing Ты can feel - and she crushed him. It was soul-destroying. Especially because it's Elena who says it. It was like: 'How could Ты DO that to him?' 11. A DE scene which makes Ты laugh:
The moment in 3x01 when Damon says 'You should really learn to knock. What if I was...indecent?' 12. Your one favourite scene from each season.
"the 'I Любовь you' scene was pretty amazing and so unexpected"
Aghh! This is so hard! OK, from Season 1
, it's the dance scene from 1x19, because I watched it on repeat for weeks afterwards. Season 2
: the 'I Любовь you' scene was pretty amazing and so unexpected, but so was the deathbed scene in 2x22. And Season 3
? That's the hardest of all, there have been so many, I don't know if I can pick just one! I loved the training room scene from 3x06, and I loved the last scene in Elena's room in 3x02, I loved the one at the end of 3x08, and I loved the Kiss scene in 3x10 of course. I know the Kiss will be a lot of people's favourite scene, but they're all special for different reasons. 13. The best episode DE have had so far?
Probably 3x10. 14. A DE scene Ты would really like to see happening on the show?
There are dozens. Apart from DEx, I would Любовь a scene when they do a blood-exchange. Either Elena is in bad shape, and Damon gives her his blood, или vice-versa. I would also Любовь it if they went on a road trip again, get stranded in a storm, and have to stay overnight in a motel. или if they got snowed in somewhere, preferably far away from Stefan and Alaric. And it would be great if they did a parallel to 2x22, only this time, it's Elena who gets sick and Damon is the one taking care of her. 15. Do Ты want to see DEx happen this season? If not, when would Ты like to see it happen?
I think it's too early for that. Realistically, it could happen any time from Season 4 onwards, but it's еще likely to happen in Season 5. It just depends on what happens. I don't mind when as long as it's the right time. 16. A song which reminds Ты of DE?
There are lots, but here are some that haven't been played on the Показать yet: 'My Vampire Heart' - Tom McCrae, 'Endlessly' - Green River Ordinance, 'Calls Me Home' - Shannon LaBrie,
'All That I'm Asking For' - Lifehouse, 'Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want' - (I like Slow Moving Millie's version), 'Poison and Wine' - The Civil Wars, '
'Anywhere' - Evanescence 17. Your thoughts on Season 3 so far?
It's been intense. The highs have been incredible, and the lows have been VERY hard. But so far, we've had еще highs than lows, and in a strange way, that makes the lows even harder to take. Because Ты get used to watching epic DE scenes, and Ты start craving more. So when something bad happens (like 3x14), Ты freak out. Ты start doubting everything. Suddenly, all the good things that did happen maybe don't mean that much after all. Maybe the writers are just playing Ты for a fool. Ты think Ты have a good idea of where they're taking DE, and when they turn the tables on you, it makes Ты wildly uneasy about their place in the triangle. 18. Do Ты want Elena to ever turn into a vampire?
Not really. The fact that she's mortal and the Salvatores are not is what brings tension to the story to some degree. And Elena is sort of at the centre of the show, and with all these other Сверхъестественное creatures running around, I think her humanness is needed in a way. But on saying that, I would be all for Elena becoming a vampire if it meant she could be with Damon forever at the end of the show. 19. Any argument against Delena which doesn't make sense to Ты at all?
At the beginning, pretty much every argument I heard didn't make sense. I wrote an Статья addressing them called '9 Crimes: Nine Arguments Against DE That Don't Make Sense' but what's awesome is that as time went on, the Показать proved all of them to be untrue so stuff like 'Damon only loves Elena because she looks like Katherine', doesn't bother me anymore. If Фаны still believe that then they're stupid. When people either rail outrageous accusations against Damon/DE, calling their relationship 'abusive', или completely dismiss them, branding them 'boring' или having no chemistry, then that does bother me. I truly, truly don't know how Ты could watch Stelena and then DE, and think DE are еще boring или have less chemistry than Stelena. Another thing that doesn't make sense is when other shippers say that we only like Delena because of Nian; (give DE's story some credit please!) and that Damon isn't in Любовь with Elena, only 'obsessed' with her.
Lastly, I HATE it when other Фаны accuse DE shippers of being the worst when they're just as bad. I've come across many rude, spiteful SE shippers but I've never сказал(-а) that they are worse than we are. 20. What do Ты think about the writers sudden interest in Matt and Elena now? Can Ты see them happening?
I am not bothered about Matt and Elena at all. I think they have as much chance of getting together as I have of flying to the moon. I think that now that Jeremy is gone, and she has no other family and her 2 best Друзья are dealing with their own Сверхъестественное stuff, Elena is turning to Matt because he's the only human friend who's been through the same kind of things she has. And he knows her from before she - they - found out about Вампиры and before all this drama happened to her, and she can talk to him about personal issues in a way she can't talk to Damon или Stefan, because there's nothing romantic или sexual between them. He's just a good, brotherly friend she can turn to for advice. To be honest, I don't think the writers would throw another Любовь interest in Elena's path when she's trying to come to terms with Stefan, and how she feels for Damon. It doesn't make sense and would be counter-productive to the triangle.
21. Do Ты think DE have a good chance of being the endgame?
"The writers have spent two-and-a-half seasons laying the foundations for a romance between Delena, and in Season 4, we should see that come out into the open."
Yes. Stelena will run out of steam by Season 4. There's only so many times they can break up and reunite, and continue loving each other no matter how many fake obstacles that stand in their way. The writers have spent two-and-a-half seasons laying the foundations for a romance between Delena, and in Season 4, we should see that come out into the open. I think it's inevitable that Stelena will gradually fizzle out as the series goes on. It's a case of 'save the best for last'. 22. Any final words Ты would like to add?
Cal says at the end of 'Crazy Stupid Love', "I don't know if it's going to work out. I don't know what's gonna happen. But I can promise Ты this: I will never stop trying. Because when Ты find the one, Ты never give up." DE have gone through enough bad things that would ordinarily have broken any other couple up. But they survived. Why? Because they never give up on each other. People presume that if they don't see instant results или get the scenes/hook-up they want, then it means DE will never happen, and that's NOT TRUE. The fact that DE haven't happened yet is a GOOD thing. We don't want them to be over and done by the end of Season 4/5. Фаны have got to understand that it's a journey and we're in it for the long haul. It's natural to have doubts sometimes, but don't give up on them and think they will never happen when they've had a bad round.
Thank Ты for voting for me, and thank Ты for reading!
"Their relationship isn't easy, and it's never white-washed или rose-tinted, but it's always real."