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11 January 2012 @ 10:43 pm
Trying to make sense of it all.  

I've learned a long time ago that Gossip Girl isn't going to make any narrative sense until it's over. I feel like they have this general plan and are slowly getting there. Blair's label is weakling, and in my opinion and something she has canon-admitted she is weakest with Chuck. Her main story seems to be revolved around what makes her happy.  We know her happiness is tied with Dan (4x17-It's canon), while her unhappiness is tied to Chuck (4-22, that's canon too). I don't get how any narrative sense can be made with a Chuck/Blair endgame. I know people like to be all CB are endgame, there is no other way, but I'm looking at it from what canon has told me and all canon has ever told us is yes, CB love each other, there is no denying that, but they don't and will not ever work together.

I just think that they are prolonging DB because they know they have to destroy them if they place them together in season 5, but Dan/Blair's happiness is tied with each other. Other than Blair/Serena being alone and choosing each other, DB seems to be the only endgame narrative that makes sense with storyline. While Chuck's storyline seems to be accepting the consequences he has made and learning to live with them, that includes losing Blair. 

One of the biggest things this season was role reversal. I wonder if the finale is going to be role reversal between Dan/Blair. Everyone assumes Dan is going to tell Blair he loves her. I always wondered if the point of 5x01 was that Blair wasn't ready to hear I love you from Dan, while Dan was becoming aware of his feelings. I wonder if in the finale Blair is going to become aware of her feelings, while Dan isn't going to be ready to hear it probably because he is banging Serena or something, creating a clear role reversal and extending their story to season 6.

Yes, it's long. Yes, it's annoying that they haven't dared to dair yet. But in a way they are daring to dair. They could of dropped the storyline. They could of had Dan's love be an infatuation, but no they are continuously showing Dan's perspective as Blair being someone he truly loves. The second half of the season may focus on Blair/Dan friendship and proving that they are their best selves together. But I'm starting to think that the reason they haven't trended on romantic waters is because it makes no sense to solve their labels this season if their is a season 6. What would be the story lines for next year? 

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bεiηg a pεrsoη is gεttiηg too complicatεd。: Blair | neon blaulesoleilluna on January 12th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
Exactly, Blair was the only one really dealing with her label as a major storyline during season 4, that's why I think it's weird that it's so subtle this season.

I completely agree, there is no way the writers can give Chuck and Blair a "happily ever after", without refuting everything they've shown us about them so far and completely disregarding all of Blair's issues/insecurities.

(I'm actually in the middle of writing some Blair meta, focusing on her S4 and S5 actions, because some of the fandom's victim blaming is really bothering me, but the whole thing is just so disgusting on and off screen, that I'm not sure I'll finish.)
Yvette: BlairlookingdownPIPfickleheart on January 12th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
It's not hard for me to see victim behavior in Blair's narrative placed in there by Chuck's manipulative behavior since I've worked with 300+ domestic victims.

I think the blame from fandom is because they just want her to realize how bad Chuck is for her. I think one of the major issues is that it was made clear in 4x20-4x22 that Blair is self-aware that Chuck is bad for her but she keeps going back. So people don't understand why she keeps going back, but I've seen that happen a lot of time in my work so I'm used to it and understand it. I can only hope her storyline ends with walking away from him for good.

Edited at 2012-01-12 08:47 pm (UTC)
bεiηg a pεrsoη is gεttiηg too complicatεd。: Blair | neon blaulesoleilluna on January 12th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, IA.
I think the way CB are portrayed is actually pretty realistic, what's really unsettling is Safran and Savages' way of romanticizing the whole relationship.
Telling fans, that "Chuck is just a kissing-bandit" and "it's not abuse, when it's the two of them" and so on.
In those moments, I really don't know, if they don't get what they're writing, or if they just don't care what impressions they give to teenage girls, who really believe them.
Yvettefickleheart on January 12th, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I have to think they aren't that stupid and are just pandering to fanbases.