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08 April 2015 @ 10:22 am
I'm gonna rip this town apart until it rains blood.  
++ Nina Dobrev is officially leaving The Vampire Diaries. While I'm incredibly happy that she's finally free and off to do greater things for herself and her career, it's interesting to me that the show is going to continue on without her. Not that she was the "be all, end all" aspect, but she basically has been the main character of the show since the beginning; she has been an integral part of the plot and almost everything centers around her relationships with all the other characters in some form or another. Although while I haven't seen anything beyond the first two seasons, I've heard that in the most recent one Elena has been more or less pushed to the background while Caroline has been taking the spotlight, leading to much speculation because of it, and it was confirmed in her statement that she wanted Elena's journey to end at some point. It does make me wonder how the show will do after her departure, whether it'll be cancelled shortly thereafter or become a cockroach like the other longer lasting CW shows, never dying until it is eventually run into the ground by TPTB.

++ Apparently there's a movie deal for the indie horror game, Five Nights At Freddy's. I haven't played it myself but I've watched others online do it (most notably Markiplier's). I'm curious on how it's gonna work for a game like this to be translated onto the big screen. There is plenty of potential with the already built-in lore of the story to explore and expand on, so it could be intriguing on what they plan on doing with it.

++ The blonde wig Emilia Clarke wears for her Vogue UK photoshoot looks a bit more natural than the one she wears on the show in the later seasons. Here just looks like a modern AU Dany. So gorgeous. ♥

++ Hearing all the reports from Hobbitcon that happened almost makes me want to attend conventions again, from the interactions with the actors to the fun shenanigans that occurred. But most importantly is the news that the extended edition of The Battle of the Five Armies will hopefully feature 21 additional scenes. I'm hoping that this is true because there was also confirmation from the actors who were there that indeed, so much was filmed especially of the dwarves, but PJ was forced by the studios to edit a lot of things from the theatrical cut, which explains the chopped up feeling in certain places. Which means will be getting so much more content in the extended. I mean I expected as much, but still. Basically, MORE MIDDLE-EARTH YAY. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
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R.: fairy tales are more than truenemophilist on April 8th, 2015 05:32 pm (UTC)
I really like Nina, so hopefully she'll get some good future jobs.
Renée: Elena Gilbert. Magic.rogueslayer452 on April 8th, 2015 05:52 pm (UTC)
I adore her (she's one of my crushes), and I hope so, too. With TVD giving her some cred underneath her belt I'm sure she'll snag something interesting. :)
Profiterole_profiterole_ on April 8th, 2015 06:00 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised they're continuing TVD without Elena Dobrev. I don't know if I'll keep watching or not. I loved Season 5, which most people disliked, but Season 6 is terrible because of Enzo and I don't feel like watching anything more if he remains in the show written the way he currently is.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2015 06:13 am (UTC)
It does seem strange. I mean, when lead actors end up departing from their show it's more or less an indicator that the show isn't going to last for very much longer, even if there are supposed actors who have the potential of carrying it after them. I know that TVD has been setting up the Stefan/Caroline relationship to become the next big thing, but how long will that last?
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Galadriel.: Random | Stuff ✽ Do wantsixphanel on April 8th, 2015 06:50 pm (UTC)
AU Dany, I love it. I love her ♥

And I haven't bought any Hobbit movies hoping that they'll make something nice with the trilogy, kind of like Harry Potter did. I'm so excited about watching the extended versions! *-* Soon, soon.
Renée: Thorin Oakenshield.rogueslayer452 on April 9th, 2015 03:30 am (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥

I have the first two movies on DVD, but not the extended. Now that we (finally!) have a Bluray player I can get the Bluray of each film along with the extended editions. And of course when the entire trilogy comes out in an extended boxset, and then the Hobbit/LOTR mega collection that will undoubtedly come out in due time. Because, you know, reasons. ;)
verdande_miverdande_mi on April 8th, 2015 07:16 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for the exstended version of The battle of the five armies, and then I can't wait to marathon all six films ♥ At the moment I am re-reading LOTR and my love for this universe, be it book or films are never ending!

I haven't read a lot about what was said or happened during the con, perhaps I should take a better look :)
Renée: Thorin Oakenshield.rogueslayer452 on April 9th, 2015 06:39 am (UTC)
ME TOO. Extended editions for both trilogies, back to back to back. Go hard or go home, basically. ;p

Just search "Hobbitcon 3/Hobbitcon 2015" in the Tumblr tags. You'll find some recaps and pictures from the event.
Abbeyplace_to_hide on April 8th, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know what the show will be like without her. Since it focused on her , Stefan and Damon . The love triangle. I hate how a lot of CW tv shows go on forever even though they should have been canceled or ended long ago. Like they're just getting renewed because the shows are just making enough ratings to get renewed or something.
Renée: TVD. Doppelganger.rogueslayer452 on April 9th, 2015 03:59 am (UTC)
God, the whole love triangle thing was such a bore and unnecessary. I mean it's CW and that's their schtick for everything in their programming, but still. Why does everything in media continue thinking that that's a suitable storyline? Ugh. Either way, I'm hoping that Elena will not be with anyone but herself in her last episode. She deserves much better than any man, tbh. I'm also wondering whether she'll depart as a vampire or being cured as a human again, or if they'll just off her like they did Katherine (still bitter about that).

And yeah, the CW is so polarizing in how they deal with their shows. It's the nature and politics of the business I know, but still.
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Julie: GoT ★ birthrightragnarok_08 on April 8th, 2015 09:29 pm (UTC)
AU Dany is just great ♥
Renée: Daenerys. Not a queen; a khaleesi.rogueslayer452 on April 9th, 2015 06:26 am (UTC)
She really is. ♥
Trees. They are us.: Elementary → A bee for you (S/J)ilcocoabean on April 8th, 2015 10:19 pm (UTC)
Huh I didn't know there was talk of a movie for FNaF. I'd love to see the transition of the jumpscares from the game to the big screen. Should be cool.
Renée: Haven. Audrey Parker.rogueslayer452 on April 9th, 2015 02:38 am (UTC)
I wasn't unaware either until it was announced yesterday. Took me by surprise. I'm hoping that whatever they do, they make it genuinely scary and not cheap in its scares. There's a reason why the game works because as the player who cannot move and have to figure out how to survive until 6am. But I'm figuring that it'll focus more on the lore than anything else, which should be interesting.
(no subject) - ilcocoabean on April 9th, 2015 04:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
we can't give up. that's the deal.omgpeyton on April 8th, 2015 10:50 pm (UTC)
I've played the first and second Five Nights at Freddy's, but only seem to get to day 3ish and can't go on anymore. And I don't have the patience to try again hahaha. It already has all these stories tied to it that the fandom has created. It should be interesting to see if the film is any good!

Renéerogueslayer452 on April 9th, 2015 03:13 am (UTC)
Have you seen the third one? It was really interesting seeing how things unfolded, though it's mostly through the mini-games and figuring out the puzzles leading to the end. Though I have also enjoyed a lot of the fan theories that have been circulating about ever since the first game. I'm wondering how a film will incorporate the lore and backstory with the elements of how the game operated.
Samarsakuraberries on April 8th, 2015 11:44 pm (UTC)
I adore Nina, so I'm glad she's finally leaving TVD, hopefully onto bigger and better things! She's a fantastic actress with so much potential; I really hope her career takes off on an upward trajectory.

Though I'm at a loss as to how the show will continue without her. I feel like they should just cut their losses and end it already.
Renée: Katherine. Curiosity.rogueslayer452 on April 11th, 2015 09:14 am (UTC)
Me too. :)

Yeah, I'm thinking the show should just end after next season, just because of this announcement shaking things up tremendously for the fanbase and the nature of the show in general. Even if there are actors who have the potential of carrying the show after Nina's departure, it's better to end it now before it goes off the rails (even further) and just ungraciously swan dives itself into the ground.
goldenusagigoldenusagi on April 9th, 2015 06:17 am (UTC)
become a cockroach like the other longer lasting CW shows, never dying until it is eventually run into the ground by TPTB

This is my guess.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 11th, 2015 04:28 am (UTC)
It wouldn't surprise me. CW has a nasty habit of keeping their popular shows until they've run them dry, and no matter what "perfect ending" is originally planned it doesn't mean that ending is in sight. Take a look at SPN, for example.
Christina: ob- s- pull the triggerfly_meaway on April 9th, 2015 04:14 pm (UTC)
I only ever watched season one of TVD and yet I'm also curious how this show can go on without Nina in the cast. I find it weird that they keep going, even with her leaving. But oh well. I just hope that my friends that still watch the show at least enjoy it.

Woooah, those gifs of Emilia ♥ I just... Wow. (I don't watch the show so I'm not that familiar with her at all but those gifs are amazing lol.)

Ohhh 21 additional scenes??? I so hope so. I WANT IT :D
Renée: TVD. Doppelganger.rogueslayer452 on April 11th, 2015 10:01 am (UTC)
I have no idea, either. I'm sure incredibly dedicated fans still invested with what's going on will continue watching no matter what, but the announcement no doubt shook things up in general that it won't be the same.

lol, well at least you agree how gorgeous she is regardless. ;)

I HOPE SO TOO. God, just imagine how much more content we'll be getting. I know the funeral scene is definitely included since the actors have talked about it being cut, but other than that it just makes me giddy about what else is going to be featured with the additional scenes. :D
telly telly bo bellylusimeles on April 9th, 2015 06:22 pm (UTC)
ughhhhhhhhhhhhh emilia clarke

i would do unspeakable things for her ;___;
Renée: Daenerys Targaryen.rogueslayer452 on April 11th, 2015 04:49 am (UTC)
Same. ♥ ♥ ♥
ramasiramasi on April 9th, 2015 07:32 pm (UTC)
Nina Dobrev is officially leaving The Vampire Diaries
Wait what? I mean, ok, she really hasn't been centre-stage lately, but - it's really weird to continue your show without your main character, right? Also, the show was better when she was more centre-stage. Huh. I'm not invested enough in the show to care much about whether they give it a satisfying end, but... it would have been nice.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 11th, 2015 09:27 am (UTC)
It's just a fascinating turn of events. It's quite impressive, really, that Nina has been able to take the initiative and not renew her contract because she felt that Elena's story is basically done with. Indeed, it does leave me to wonder if this decision was also based off whether she knew the show was going to be renewed for more seasons and due to the lack of anything significant happening with her character she just felt that Elena needed that proper closure instead of being dragged around throughout ridiculous storylines. IDK.

Either way though, I have a feeling that despite her leaving the show she might appear in the series finale, whenever it may be.

Edited at 2015-04-11 09:28 am (UTC)
icecoldrain: Doctor Who - Amelia Pondicecoldrain on April 9th, 2015 11:24 pm (UTC)
Emilia Clarke's wig looked so real that I thought she actually went blonde!

I haven't watched TVD in a while so idk how they plan to continue the show without Nina, but I do hope that she gets some good roles. I know that a lot of people didn't like Elena, but she did a lot of amazing work on that show.
Renée: Elena Gilbert. Magic.rogueslayer452 on April 11th, 2015 04:38 am (UTC)
Same! I did a double-take when I saw that.

I'm saddened that some people don't actually like Elena, though. I can understand if she's not a favorite, but I've seen people just flat out hate on her and I never understood why. If it's the way she's written in the later seasons, then blame the writers for destroying her characterization, not the character herself.

But anyway, I do hope that Nina gets some amazing career opportunities.
Chelsea: TVD → Katherine/Stefan2sictransits on April 10th, 2015 01:04 am (UTC)
I wonder how long the show will last after Nina leaves, too. I wouldn't be incredibly surprised if next season is the last.
Renée: TVD. Doppelganger.rogueslayer452 on April 11th, 2015 04:24 am (UTC)
I know that there's been rumor that seventh season might be the last, but then there's the mentioning that the CW wants to order more seasons (as they often do with their most popular shows). With the announcement about Nina leaving, I think the former is most likely to happen.

Edited at 2015-04-11 04:42 am (UTC)