Thank you for the moments, Gossip Girl
well i was going to going to make the post abt Penn, complete with pictures and everything but this fandom is rly annoying and i just didn’t feel in the mood for it anymore.
But yes if you must know, Penn is nice. At least to me he was. He initiated conversation with me. He smiled at me the whole time. As a person, i do like him. Never had anything against him, just the character he happens to play. His hair is quite passable now.
I think Dan is a douchebag but i don’t necessarily think it’s Penn’s fault. I only have positive reviews for Penn from my experience on set.
Yes, Penn was extremely friendly. He was smiling with us the whole time
He asked me twice if i wanted to be in the group picture with him but i had already been in the first group picture. That’s the 1st conversation i’ve ever had with any of the cast of gossip girl.
He is actually really good looking.
The first time i watched this moment, i didn’t understand it, not the plain vocabulary that was being exchanged. that resounded perfectly clear. But i did not get why this moment was happening between Blair and Dan, of all people. It took me by surprise. It was revealing too much of their friendship all at once, for me. I have always enjoyed Dan and Blair as friends but i had never seen them share a moment like this. This whole episode was the most vulnerable i have seen her be in front of him. Despite their deeply meaningful moment shared behind velvet curtains in 4x15, this was a whole new level. in 4x15 she actually removed her hand from his grip and held her guard up. but here, she cried and questioned what would become of her future, speaking her fears aloud thus rendering her grasp on control null, in front of him. Needless to say she threw up in front of him earlier, nothing like the Blair Waldorf Dan knew in High School.To even quiz herself of “what if i lose everything?” and trusting his answer to be a compact assurance is profoundly indicative of a genuine and fond friendship between the two. Why would Blair Waldorf stop caring how she looks in front of Dan and make herself vulnerable? Is it because their friendship has grown so deep that she would really allow him to see the real her? That never really happens with anyone other than NJBC so they must really have a special bond. Several times i questioned whether this should have been a SB moment. or maybe an NB moment since i haven’t really seen an NB moment since 3x18. But i have to admit, this moment, it didn’t feel unnatural to me. She really needed someone and Serena is 3,000 miles away, (i don’t understand why the writers did that?.. maybe to give Dan that shot? maybe.). And much like her opening line which i’m sure was thrown in there to answer my dubiousness in her choice of Dan as confidante, she said "you’re the only person i can have a furtive emotionally loaded conversation with right now". which tells me again how comfortable she is in her friendship with Dan, above anyone else at this moment. I would never like him to replace Serena. He already stole Nate from Serena, well kinda, and next would be Blair. However, i do enjoy him as her friend and i would love for them to continue to be friends because she truly needs a friend like that, easy, simple and surprisingly understanding, imo. Both Dan and Blair have shown great maturity in their mutual simple acceptance and nurture of their friendship. A couple of years ago, neither would adhere to any of this forsaking their own egos and agendas. And Blair reaching the phase of acceptance so early in her pregnancy is just additional proof of how much she’s maturing. She is settling into reality one pregnancy pound at the time. Morever, Leighton Meester also makes it very comedic so it’s hard to for me to be all up in arms about it given that i don’t know where the story is heading. but just like Blair Waldorf who is unsure of her future at this point, I’m just going to hold the fandom by the hand when if all else fails, at least we’ll have each other, and tumblr, and photoshop.
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