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12 May 2013 @ 03:50 am
better together  


i just caught the final episode of the final season of gossip girl on tv, half a year late from the us folks. for someone who never followed the series closely, i think it ended really well! i'm not a fan of the series, but i really love chuck+blair (otherwise hilariously known as "chair")! and though i don't love serena, every time i see her, she reminds me a lot of a friend of mine (whom i like) -- the way she walks, the way she talks, the way she carries herself, the way people want her, the way she's so used to all that, the way she's really like inside -- mostly soft and kind and intelligent.

back to chuck and blair, i think i probably loved them the most in season 4, when they loved each other so much they hated each other, going out of the way to sabotage each other whenever they could. my favourite episode of all time was season 4 episode 6.

jenny (dan's little sister who came back to town for that epi) tells chuck and blair this after their battle results in a lose-lose situation for them both and a win for jenny: "You two used to be in love. And together you were invincible. But now that you've turned against each other, it's just a matter of time before your mutual destruction. And when that happens, maybe I'll think about coming home. But for now: Goodbye, good riddance and good luck."

that was a very powerful quote for me because i couldn't help remembering how chuck and blair were the ultimate pair together; they were truly invincible. what great scriptwriters, lol. and then, gossip girl says this: "They say war is not the answer. But sometimes it's a battle just to keep the peace." and the next scene is a rather dark but touching one where chuck approaches blair and they come to an uneasy truce. awww. sigh.

well, i guess i love them because they're both so dark and complex and potentially unscrupulous and full of games and must win each game yet so secretly vulnerable and still capable of loving someone else just like them and actually end up happily every after because it's after all just a show. again, it's the fairytale i've bought. whatever... everyone has their guilty pleasures, as the mentalist says.

there's a song i loved for a time and still quite like now though i try not to listen to it any more (i've posted it on this space before, shortly after i moved here). i like only the version by skylar grey alone, not the one with the eminem rap. the song reminds me of the essence of the chuck+blair relationship for the most part of the series. of course, it's not just fictional characters that the song reminds me of. when i play it, when i hear the keyboard in the background and its lyrics, it still gives me a stomachache. i call this muscle memory, which in turn triggers episodic memory, because i know i've mostly moved on. yay, me! :)