Why I LOVE Damon Salvatore – the TV one

My husband’s out of town and I’m chowing on drinks and snacks I don’t have to share. Am I reading? The obsessive, read a novel a day YA-aholic…am I reading? Nope. The minute I tucked the kids in, I went right to my stash of Season Three – The Vampire Diaries. Yeah, I’m like that. Captivated by man candy and dialogue that makes me alternate squirms and squeals. It’s delish. Love. Love. LOVE.

I’ve read all the books. I have to say it. They don’t compare to the show. The writing on the show is phenom. At least once an epi, I grab my seat and scream “Ohmahgawsh!” before pointing wildly at the screen. The writers blow my mind regularly. And I like it.

I enjoy all the characters for varied reason, even the horrible bad ones. I like them too. LOL. But two of my favorites aren’t the main two, Stephen and Elena. Nope. My top picks are Damon and Caroline. I’m not a Bonnie fan, no idea what’s happening there, I used to really like her – anyway.  I do enjoy the rest quite a bit. Still, no one gets me to LOL or freak out the way Damon does. Since Hubsy’s in L.A. (that’s actual LA I’m not abbreviating Louisiana or anything) and I’m here in Ohio rewatching Season Three, I want to talk about Damon. Yummy. Cuddly, Hope-he-don’t-kill-me, Damon.

I love him because:

1. He’s sexy. Let’s just get that out of the way. You’re all thinking it. They dress and make up and hair him all the way to  make-a-girl-sweat level. Yes. Damon Salvatore is wicked hawt.  Moving on now…

2. He’s the complicated bad guy. Because he is the more sensitive of the Salvatores. He hides behind his wall of bravado and sarcasm…and occasional murder – whatever. But he’s wounded <– I love wounded. Let me save you Damon! “pets sleek black hair*

3. He’s major badass. I said it. He plays the role. Dirty work included. We can always count on him to do what the softer, more “conscientious” characters can’t/won’t. I like that. Get it done. *wipes hands* *cracks neck*

4. I like how he’s written. Rodger Rabbit kick back. “I’m just drawn this way” LOL The Damon dialogue makes me drooool! How do they come up with this stuff?? I want to squeeze the writers. For serious. This is my main reason for Damon love. It all comes down to dialogue envy. What? I’m trying to be a writer!!! Lemme share some of the most awesome Damon lines:

It all started in Season One when he arrived – very dramatically with a crow/raven? As one? IDK but it was way cool and there was fog.

In the Pilot epi:

Stefan: Stay away from Elena.
Damon: I take that as an invitation. <– HA! It was my 1st Damon moment where I LOLd

Epi 2

Damon: I’m Damon, Stefan’s brother.
Elena: He didn’ tell me he had a brother.
Damon: Well, Stefan isn’t one to brag. *Cracks me up*

Epi 3 – The book nerd in me loves this one

Damon [on Stefan's journal]: Very Emerson, the way you reveal your soul. So many… adjectives.

His tongue -in-cheek style is *perfect*. He is awful and awesome all at once. I cringe and laugh. I like the sweet juxtaposition. I searched a ton of episodes after the first one for quotes to share with you. They were fabulous. Somewhat naughty. All delightful.  But, I don’t know how many episodes you’ve seen, so I can’t give you anymore :) I am soooooo mean! But seriously, the guy tell his true love this:

“You want what everybody wants….You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure and even a little danger.” Uh, yeah I do! I think every line he says reverberates in the heart of women everywhere. I want to write that! Total “I’m not worthy!” moment. :)

But for real. Know the dialogue is rock awesome. I want it. I crave it. It inspires me to create a hero like him. He’s bad, but broken. Smoking hot and needing grounded. My MC won’t be able to resist the urge to fix what’s broken, strengthen what’s weak and work together with him to dominate the world – or whatever their story entails :)

I super-love Damon Salvatore.

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