By Red, Vee
The Vampire Diaries, the tv sequence in response to the long-lasting books by way of L.J. Smith, has already controlled to captivate thousands of audience with its special mixture of immortal romance and intensely human drama. In A Visitor’s consultant to Mystic Falls, YA authors—led by means of pink and Vee of ideal Vampire Diaries source Vampire-Diaries.net—take a more in-depth examine Mystic Falls: its citizens (both alive and undead) and its wealthy, inescapable history.• Claudia grey delves into the occasions of 1864 and the way they’ve formed not only Mystic Falls however the good fortune of the exhibit itself• Sarah Rees Brennan tells us what it takes for a lady to carry her personal opposed to a vampire boyfriend (or two), putting Elena squarely among fellow vampire-daters Buffy and Bella• Jennifer Lynn Barnes takes Mystic Falls to activity for terrible remedy of Caroline Forbes• Jon Skovron examines the male-female vampire dynamic, in heritage and within the Vampire Diaries• Plus a consultant to the publication sequence for television enthusiasts trying to stopover at The Vampire Diaries’ literary concept, and extra even if you’re a brand new customer or a long-time fan, you won’t are looking to proceed your journey of Mystic Falls with no it.
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Extra info for A Visitor's Guide to Mystic Falls: Your Favorite Authors on The Vampire Diaries
So the television show’s Elena is darker in more than hair color. This Elena’s grief and alienation seem more immediate, and while she certainly seems to be well liked at her school, she was obviously never the queen bee type. A television viewer discovering the series for the first time sees Elena’s softer side right away. And yet, at the core, she is still Elena—passionate, loving, and possessed of a will of iron. She’s a likeable and compelling central character for the drama, not despite the changes from the books, but because of them.
It adds complexity to the characters. And when is that ever a bad thing? I’ve already suggested a few ways in which the television series could delve into these issues to good effect. Consider the ways in which the show has already gotten it right— some of the most enjoyable scenes and story lines we’ve seen. For instance, we learned in a throwaway line—one of the very few references the 1860s-era characters have made to the fact that a war’s going on—that Damon refused to fight for the Confederacy.
And he also emerged as a major character in his own right. Love him or hate him, Jeremy’s an integral part of the show. If the TV creators had felt bound to remain consistent with the books—if we’d seen Margaret on-screen instead of Jeremy—we wouldn’t have had the ill-fated affair with Vicki, the moral quandary of erasing Jeremy’s memory, or the entire Anna story line. . doing more babysitting. Not exciting. indd 37 8/27/10 10:36 AM 38 • A Visitor ’s Guide to Mystic Falls • important than the color of her hair?
A Visitor's Guide to Mystic Falls: Your Favorite Authors on The Vampire Diaries by Red, Vee