Damon Salvatore: A Tribute To Thee

I’m feeling nostalgic.

I’m not sure if you watched The Vampire Diaries but I can assure you that regardless of that, you’ll still be utterly enamored with the man in this post.πŸ€“

I was heartbroken when the series ended a few months ago. I mean, we’re talking ugly-cried during the finale and had serious withdrawals for a few weeks.

Don’t judge me. 😌

I’d like to think my heartbreak was justified as the series was very well written. We’re not necessarily talking Oscar-worthy or life-changing, but it was written and produced by one of my favorite screenwriters: Kevin Williamson.

Yes! The same Kevin Williamson who wrote the Scream movies and had a hand in many of my other favorite teen-screams from the 90s.

I was urged to watch TVD midway through the series solely so that I could join the urger in regular viewing and discussion once caught up. I reluctantly gave it a chance, a big selling point being my faith in K-Wills writing.

Holy shit balls did I get hooked.

I wouldn’t say obsessed but I definitely hung on every single episode. This was intensified when he was introduced… yes, Damon Salvatore. ❀️

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Sure, sure, I know you’re sitting there thinking “This bitch is crazy- what’s the big deal? Looks like a douche to me πŸ˜’“, in which case my response is yes, you’re 95% correct with that statement as I damn well may be a crazy bitch and Damon is definitely a douche.

Definitely….

A douche…

Definitely.

Don’t get me wrong! I thought he was useless for a good little while, but even I succumbed to his charms…

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So, let’s note right now that our oldest Salvatore bro was a pretty huge jerk most of the series, but after a while, in a weird way, it started to grow on me.

That snark and blasΓ© attitude was everything. I can directly relate in that sense… I also appreciated his ability to down 5 gallons of Bourbon per episode without anyone really saying anything about it.

He’s by far the sexiest high-functioning alcoholic vampire in all of tv land. That would make for an interesting episode of Intervention, no? πŸ˜€

After being reminded of Ian Smolder-holder’s ability to portray Damon in the most perfect manner this week by a colleague of mine, I felt compelled (get it?! No? TVD joke…πŸ€“) to put this post into the universe in hopes that it spawns a parallel world in which Damon is a real-life, corporeal heartthrob, taking names and ruining lives one small town at a time! 😍

Without further ado, here’s my list of lovable quirks that made Damon Damon.

Let’s begin, yes?

 

His wonderful communication skills.

He knows a thing or two about love. ❀️

He knows his brother extremely well.

Also, very much a family man.

He’ll always save you a seat.

He’s an adamant bookworm… πŸ“š

And is up-to-date with all the new releases.

He takes care of himself…

For the most part.

An excellent friend..

Always willing to do you a favor.

He knows just what to do to make you laugh.

He’ll always keep your heart close. 😍

Now, if you’ve been sold just a little, I’ll urge you now to hop on Netflix and binge the series at your own risk. Here, “At your own risk” means that you may or may not fall in love with the show and ugly-cry when it’s all said and done. 😭

I’ll be here for support, Love.

Regardless, here’s to you Damon- and every smile, tear, laugh, scoff and gawk you’ve provided me through those amazing seven seasons. Shout out to all the fantasies and blue-eyed/leather-jacket clad dream visits i’ve received since first meeting you. 😏

Now, I want to know: Did you watch The Vampire Diaries? If so, who were your favorite characters and why? If not, are you interested now? Or have I simply piqued your Smolderholder appetite? In which case… yes, girl, yes. Β 

I leave you with a little sight for your sore eyes. 😏

Until next time! πŸ™‚

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-Sarah

After Midnight No. 7

So, I’m here getting caught up on Scream epis and I have to say, the plot is thickening! 😏πŸ”ͺ

So, far I’m really enjoying the series now, especially considering a few people have been knocked off and things are really hitting who-done-it pace! 

I honestly think the blogger/podcast lady is behind it in some way. I’m watching the new epi and…

SPOILERS AHEAD

Even though Will was shived by the masked murderer and kidnapped with blogger lady there, I think she still has had something to do with it. Completely possible considering how the movies played out with their false leads and shit. ☺️ until she dies, I’m not convinced it’s not her.

Again, still watching the epi so she could get scragged before the night is through and I’ll be out of ideas once again lol.

So, are any of you watching this show as well? Thoughts? Who do you think the killer is?!

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-Sarah 

Saturday Night Spooks: Svengoolie, OTC Halloween, Happy Birthday, Buffy

I slept until close to 5PM today.😴

I know…πŸ˜’

But! In my defense, I didn’t officially start to drowse out until close to 7AM, so there’s that.☺️

As soon as I came into the main house I realized the NEW HALLOWEEN ORIENTAL TRADING COMPANY CATALOG CAME!!!!πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

Suffice it to say, I shit a Twinkie and thumbed through it making a mental list of all the things I need. Yes, need. Don’t judge.πŸ’©

If you haven’t already heard, OTC has all the sweet deals on party, seasonal, and occasion related items. If you’re throwing a big blowout bash, you need to shop their awesome assortment of decor, favors, cutlery and more. I’m a longtime patron of their goods (I only ever shop for Halloween) and I’ve never been disappointed.πŸ‘πŸ»

Love their stuff! Check out my OTC Halloween Wishlist for this season from their newly listed items!πŸŽƒ

Shop all of these items and WAY more at Orientaltrading.com!

Shop all of these items and WAY more at Orientaltrading.com!

Halloween aside (for now), Svengoolie is on MeTV! They’re showing The Kiss of The Vampire! I love Svengoolie… Those puns tho!❀️😏

In other news, today is a very special day.

On this day in 1992, we were introduced to what would become one of the most iconic female characters in pop culture history.

“Does Elvis talk to you..? Does he tell you to do things– do you see.. spots?”

One of the first movies I ever loved was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have several memories of it being close to Halloween when I was little and seeing the made-for-tv edit of Buffy come on the local stations, and later acting out scenes from the movie. It was my favorite when I was a kid and probably one of the first movies I ever really loved.πŸ’œ

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Many years later, I binged on the Buffy The Vampire Slayer series, which shined a new light on the character and premise. This brings me to the conclusion that Buffy Summers has always, at some point, been an integral heroic figure in my life. And I seriously wouldn’t have it any other way.

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I’m so happy to celebrate the birthday of this film because it really strikes such a nostalgic and personal chord with me. So, Happy birthday, Buffy The Vampire Slayer! You showed me that it’s possible to be girly and tough without sacrificing anything in between! Through you I learned that bravery and courage doesn’t mean you have to always be the winner or hero, but that you just need to stand your ground, show up, and fight for what’s right in order to be a true champion.πŸ’œπŸ’ͺ🏻

Pike:

Pike: “You know, Buffy… you’re not like other girls..”
Buffy: “Yes, I am.”

So, how was your Saturday? Did you get the OTC catalog too today?! What was your fave item from my list? What’s your favorite thing about Buffy? I really love talking to you.β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

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-Sarah

After Midnight No. 3

I got home really late and it was storming pretty hard early this morning. It was lovely weather… If you’re not trapped in it. ☺️

I know this is coming a bit late but I just slithered into bed (6.36AM) and thought I’d share my latest attempt at nail art.

I spent the evening playing MKX and catching up on MTV’sΒ Scream. So far I really dig the series but I’ll admit the first two or three episodes are kind of slow moving. Things start to get really interesting after that. I’m excited to see what happens on the next new epi. ☺️πŸ”ͺ

So, with that in mind, I had scream on the brain and decided to attempt to scream-ify my nails.

Please note: I’m not an artist and it’s ridiculously difficult to paint tiny things on fingernails. All in all, I was pretty proud of my Scream Manicure. πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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Aside from that, I think I’m going to curl up for some sleep now. 😴

How was your night? What did you do? And what horror themes would you love to have donning your nails?

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-Sarah