Posts tagged chuck and blair
Posts tagged chuck and blair
I am late to the party (as usual). But what can I say? I like to be fashionably late. In any event, I have just watched episode 5 of Gossip Girl and my lovelies (Chuck and Blair) were doing the most in this episode.
I admire Chuck for his steadfastness but part of the fun of watching for me is waiting and hoping for him to break, maybe not completely but at least a little bit. I get so bipolar watching Chuck and Blair not sex each other up in the most sexual way. One part of me is like “boy you better get that” and the other part is like “boy you better walk it off or rub it out.”
Also, I appreciate Blair for the manner in which she tries to lure Chuck into the valley of temptation. It’s like it comes from a place of yearning and not lust. It’s like if and when he obliges the repercussions will surge past the instant gratification of now to a much wanted future that is now within grasp. I guess what I’m trying to to say is that for this couple who have likely had sex in all possible places and positions, sex still has meaning and represents more than just the physical.
As a CB fan, I enjoy all the hotness they bring, but there is a special fangirl feeling that comes from the firsts of a couple. CB first time redux may just capture the essence of that fangirl feeling. I look forward to it.
I don’t even know what I just typed, lol. Am I making any sense? CB just tend to get me all discombobulated. But I guess EPIC is as EPIC does.
That is all for now.
Finally!!! Episode 3 of season 6 Gossip Girl has given me something to gush over. It’s about time. The previous 2 episodes were a bit lackluster in the CB department. But, I am happy now or at least for the moment.
There are two main reasons why I fangirled all over this episode:
Support - Chuck being there for Blair was a beautiful thing. I liked how he was able to be what Blair needed him to be and do what Blair needed him to do without her having ask, worry or micromanage. Additionally, I appreciated him being the optimistic voice, pointing out the positive aspects of the show, when Blair was stressing out over the negative. Although the event did not turn out exactly as she wanted, there was still an accomplishment and something to be celebrated.
I also enjoyed the exchange between Chuck and Blair when he was talking about his progress with his endeavors. A listening ear of a trusted friend is always a plus. Blair reassuring Chuck and letting him know that she was there if he needed her was so sweet.
Platonic relations - Well, I guess it’s not truly platonic because the desire is there, but this no physicality is killing me in the best way. I like the payoff of couples being together (i.e. sexy time), but the payoff is so much better when it’s anticipated. I don’t think I can adequately describe how magnificent the tension between these two is developing. Chuck begging Blair to order him around…died. Blair begging for an exception to the rule for one night and Chuck saying no…lost my soul. And how cute were they snuggled up not even under the covers together just to have an extra barrier between temptation.
Why are they so lovely? I can’t even.
There are many reasons to love Chuck and Blair as a couple. One of the main reasons I enjoy their story is because it explores the idea of how to love. They have submitted to love, walked away because of love, and now they have committed to a delayed forever because the present requires they be apart. The most recent development of their relationship is not conventional by any means. However, it is not difficult to understand why such an arrangement may have appealed to them.
In their attempt to harness the love they share, Chuck and Blair have made many mistakes. They have tested the boundaries of love with betrayal and paid for love with willing sacrifice. They have made choices others would call foolish and acted in ways some would deem despicable all in the name of love. Both have suffered directly and/or indirectly because of the love they share. However, their trials and tribulations have taught them that their love is infinite; within it anything can be forgiven and for it anything is worth giving up.
Within a love with no bounds one can easily become lost. Therefore, it is important to remember that love involves giving of one’s self which should never be confused with giving up one’s self. In its purest and simplest form, love requires a person to put the needs of another above the needs of him/herself. In an all-consuming love, the needs of another are put first to a degree that can become harmful to one’s self. In other words, one is willing to perform acts that benefit another even though that act may be detrimental to his/herself. The key to a successful relationship is finding a healthy balance between supporting the needs of another and oneself.
Both Chuck and Blair are ambitious and want to be successful in their own right. However, their feelings for one another have compromised their individual goals in the past. They have been unable to find the relationship balance that would allow both their needs to be adequately satisfied without either having to relinquish aspirations. Therefore, it is easy to understand why they believe committing to a future together while presently being apart is the best option. However, the balance between sacrifice and satisfaction needs to be found sooner rather than later.
I firmly believe Chuck and Blair can build their futures together. I hope this final season shows them mastering the art of loving one another. I do believe these two were made to love each other. *tears*
I hate to make a Captain Planet reference, but in the cartoon the five elements were defined as earth, fire, wind, water and heart. As with any other element, matters of the heart can be constructive and destructive. Loving one another has torn Chuck and Blair down at times; however, it is the most positive and powerful force either has or will ever experience.
(p.s. How many times did I use the word love? LOL. Fangirl problems.)
The 5 rules of dodgeball are dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge according to the great Patches O’Houlihan. These rules have served me well in other aspects of life. This technique has helped me do many things such as escape boogawolfs at the club, avoid conflict and elude other undesirable situations. However, I have had to apply this technique to my dash more recently.
Because my latest hardcore ship is Chuck and Blair, I follow many blogs that share my love. The only downfall is that my dash gets flooded with spoilers I don’t want. Some come in the form of texts posts and others are images. I can scroll past something without reading it but pictures are worth a thousand words and hard to not see. The rules of dodge ball are failing big time me because there are too many traps. I keep getting my spot blown up by landmines. I scroll my dash like “okay dodging that, ducking this, doing a quick dip, diving fast, busting another dodge and…damn.” T.T
I’m not mad though. I would prefer not to know, but it’s whatever. I just do what any child who has had the misfortune of seeing a parental sex session does…act like it never happened. LOL
But the Chuck/Blair blogs I follow are amazing so please keep doing what you do.
(Random - I had to use a Dodgeball reference. That movie is too much. And I do actually used the phrase “dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge” in conversation, lol. For example: I had to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge all night trying to avoid that dude. I encourage anyone to try it in conversation. If your friends are as amazing as you are they will catch the reference and you all can share a good laugh.)
So I come back to find my dash blown up with CB awesomeness. Why must I miss such moments real time?
It’s sad (not really) but the first thing I did when I got home was find the GG promo for S6E1. I watched it and I was quite pleased. I have no complaints about intense sexage and of course the reappearance of “that damn ring.”
I hope S6 gives me many more moments to fangirl over. I heart CB so much.
I was scrolling (which can seem endless at times) down the Gossip Girl tag when I found this questions. While I disagree with aspects of the post, I’ll just focus on the questions.
Why would you want two people to be together if they hurt each other?
Why would you want two people to be together if they are horrible and a total bitch to each other?
Why would you want Blair for Chuck if she was the one who hurt him more?
Blair explained it best when she said:
"I love you. I know you love me too. Tell me you love me. That everything we’ve done, all the gossip and the lies and the hurt, would’ve been for something. Tell me it was for something."
Trying to render the Chuck/Blair relationship null and void because they have hurt each other is a grave injustice to their story. Indeed, they have been less than civil with each other at times; however, solely analyzing the act without taking into account the motivation is where the problem lies. In the case of Chuck and Blair, they aimed to hurt each other because of heartache. If either experienced pain because of feelings felt for the other, he/she was more than willing to return the painful favor. They were too proud to openly forgive and too in love to let go. The devious dance they engaged in was the result. They were too stubborn to be together so they ended up causing more pain than pleasure because of their love. Yet, once they allowed themselves to let go and let love, the suffering endured gained purpose and meaning; it symbolized a necessary valley crossed in their journey to learn how to embrace the love they felt for each other.
To conclude, another quote from Blair:
"I can’t deny that our path has been complicated but in the end love makes everything simple."
If the overall message was missed, the answer to all of the above is love.
There are two instances that come to mind when I think of Chuck actually trying to “destroy” Blair. The first was in S1E13 and the second was in S4E5-6. In each instance, Chuck used information to bring Blair down knowing he would do damage to himself as well. Let’s examine the dialogue prior to Chuck embarking on his kamikaze missions.
Blair: Look. If you were going to tell Nate, you would’ve done so in Monaco. But you don’t want him to hate you and you know he would. Game over.
And what did Chuck do? He chose to sacrifice his relationship with his best friend because the means, his loss, was worth the end, Blair’s suffering. He sent that Gossip Girl blast knowing the risk. He paid the price for Blair’s humiliation with the blood of a self-inflicted wound.
Blair: You wouldn’t. That revelation [about him having sex with Jenny] would result in mutual destruction. You may be homicidal but you’re not suicidal.
Chuck: A man with nothing to live for is capable of anything.
And what did Chuck do? He proceeded to prove that he was not only capable but able to employ the tactic “by any means necessary.” He brought Jenny into the war. While the disastrous repercussions of the world knowing Chuck had sex with Jenny were not shown, Chuck ignoring Blair’s warning of the self-destructive nature of such a ploy once again proved his willingness to throw self-preservation to the wind if it meant annihilating his target, her.
I may be slightly twisted, but I find something rather poetic about two lovers either blissfully soaring the heights of heaven together or painfully burning in the pits of hell as one.
Thanks for the ask. I was delightfully surprised to be asked to talk about that line in more detail.
Thanks!!! I thoroughly enjoy your thoughts on Chuck and Blair as well.
On the subject of Dan, Blair and their love, I see your point. If Blair cared about him and he loved her, it doesn’t provide a basis for stating that they share an unconditional, pure and simple love. While I get that some may base Dan’s unconditional love on his statement “you’ll always have me” or something along those lines, he went from “let me save you” to “eff that B” rather quickly. I don’t know what the spoilers say (I want to watch and be surprised) but if Dan still cares deeply about Blair I would be highly surprised. As far as Blair, I’m sure Dan’s happiness and well-being will not be a high priority.
Sidebar - I’m going to put this out there now because I can envision the “Chuck has declared war on Blair” backlash. Chuck’s missions to destroy Blair have been kamikazes. There is a difference. Take a minute and let that marinate.
But I’m going to give the Dan/Blair “pure and simple” argument the benefit of the doubt. So, I’ll examine it in the context of the show. Maybe their budding relationship could have be seen as “pure and simple” because it had yet to be tarnished or complicated by the test of time. Yet, it is when things get tough and not so easy that the true nature of the love one has for another can be shown. Unconditional love stands the test of time. Conditional love fades and makes one wonder if it can even be considered love at all.
For the sake of argument, I’m going to throw Blair and Louis into the mix. She said that with him she had a lighter love (or something like that) that made her happy, but when things got tough and the sparkling prince facade faded, she ran away. Instead of proving him wrong, vowing to improve the relationship and seeing it through the storm, she ran away. Why? Because their “love” was not worth it. Like Blair and Louis, I don’t think Blair and Dan could’ve stood the test of time because the appeal of the relationship was that it was easy, less complicated, and has less potential to hurt.
You opened a can of worms, lol. I will stop my rambling here.
Thank you for dropping knowledge into my inbox. Your thoughts are always welcome. Continue to be wonderful and again I love your blog.
Oh snap. I got hit with an exclamation point and an “ugh.” You mad, huh. LOL.
Well, I beg to differ on the unconditional love. I have stated why the love Chuck and Blair share can be viewed as such. I have yet to encounter a valid argument to prove otherwise. While your opinion manages to make sense in your mind, logic and reasoning prove it to be otherwise. Saying something an infinite amount of times does not make it true; it just makes you a broken record that at first may be annoying but is then easily ignored.
Also, this “pure and simple lub” argument gives me a good laugh each time. I have broken down how, if a person really wanted to, CB could be also be viewed as “pure and simple” in this post right here: http://almoundy.tumblr.com/post/26886164200/thoughts-on-gossip-girl-pure-and-simple-love
So IMO that argument has no leg to stand on either. Anything Dair can do Chair has done better. Oh, and I must add that the above post is a good read if I do say so myself.
In closing, I just want to add that I choose not to go on and on about Dan/Blair being horrible. I don’t have to down talk Dan/Blair in order to make Chuck/Blair look good. Chuck/Blair is fabulous, needs no comparison and stands on its own.
Thank you for stopping by. I do believe you’ve popped my random Dair anon cherry. You are my first. For that I offer a virtual hug. You were great. *winks*