"We knew that it would be a season of Elena dating Damon and what does it means to date the bad boy. And if you date Damon, you date all of his baggage too. You have to believe in him and be able to justify his backstory to even love him. A lot of it for Elena is meant to be this gray area: “Am I changing because of my boyfriend or can I find a way to bring the light out of him?” The gray area is what we were trying to go for thematically. We wanted to pay attention to Damon’s backstory and deepen his history on the show. That’s where we introduced Augustine. That also helps us connect him to Elena’s college world."
whenever one of my internet friends are upset i touch my screen like
don’t be cry
Ian: This is why you don’t want to marry either one of us, because effectively, we are married.
[accidentally cares more about tv shows and fictional characters than education and academic success]