Remember What The Vampire Diaries Was Like in Season One?
Can you believe that the eighth and final season of The Vampire Diaries is about to start this weekend? Eight seasons. EIGHT. SEASONS. It feels like a lifetime ago when we first saw Elena, Damon, Stefan, and the rest of the gang! Before Elena went to sleep for the next 60 years, before Damon lost his humanity (again), before Stefan lost his hero hair and got it back, fluffier and dreamier than ever, before Caroline had twins (!) with Matt (!!!), before Bonnie practiced witchcraft, before Jeremy became a vampire hunter, before Klaus and Silas and all the other big baddies came to town, before everyone got together with everyone, before all the drama and bloodshed, the Mystic Falls residents were just babies living normal high school lives. Take a walk with us down memory lane, all the way to the very first episode of The Vampire Diaries.
Back then, Elena was still grieving for her parents (and writing in her journal).
Elena and Stefan's love story was just starting to unfold.
Damon was the brooding bad boy that everyone had a crush on.
Jeremy was still into Vicki, Elena's ex's sister.
Caroline wasn't even a major character yet!
TL;DR. Babies. They were all BABIES.
They've come so far, lost so many loved ones along the way, and gone to hell and back a few times since their BB days. We can't wait to see how the rest of the story unfolds in the final season, premiering this Saturday, 3pm and 9pm on ETC.
What are you excited to see in TVD’s final season?
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Outdoors Danielle Flestado @artdkf | May 1, 2020 "I miss the outside world. The last time I went outside of our house was on my birthday. We just bought coffee across our village and went back home immediately. This painting made me feel that I'm in a field, just appreciating the beauty of God's creation. Can you imagine the green grass and pink flowers?"
When everything around you suddenly turns dark, the first thing we'd prolly do, as humans, is to find and grab anything that is closest and nearest to us. We'll hold onto them for as long as we can, trying to collect ourselves and gather courage to adjust our eyesights to the pitch black environment that's consuming us minute by minute. And then you'd hear nothing. Your sense of hearing would somehow go off after not seeing anything for quite awhile. You'll let loose. Cry. Panic. You'll be exhausted for fighting your way out. Then just when you're about to stop and give up, you're no longer afraid. There's only this deafening silence and pithole of darkness that's gonna eat you up alive. And surprisingly, you'll make a home out of it.
You'll make a home out of the darkness that when a ray of light suddenly hits you, you'll try to avoid it. You'll try to cover your eyes. You'll try to cover your ears from the voices trying to help you get out of it. You'll try to hide because your mind and body will go against your will to come out and live. Because the darkness that used to scare you, now comforts you in a way you thought has helped you survived life. And you'll try to live. Day by day. In the darkness. Not knowing where to go. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing who is with you. You will try to live until the darkness that once surrounds you is now within you. And everyday, it's gonna be a cycle of subtle torture. But let me tell you a secret. The darkness won't make you whole.
You'll be broken. And in those hair-like cracks, the light will stubbornly fight its way through until it warms you up. Until you realize to check the switch and turn it on. Until you allow other people to help you find your way back in the light. Until you realize you're ready to live in light again. There's a light at the end of this long and dreading tunnel. The only question that matters: will you let them in?
I always thought of life, like a bead where each piece makes it worth sewing together with other piece of beads to make a stronger bond and to create a beautiful result. Today, how do we bond well with different people especially this difficult time? As this day challenges us to a new normal, may we continue to bead along positively with our life.