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The Vampire Diaries’ Ripper Redux – Part III: Ye Olde Bloody Flashbacks aplenty!

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Awesome Blogging Pal Julie and I are ripping (see what I did there?) through our joint series of posts exploring the inner workings of the Brothers Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries.

"Yes. We are very, very handsome"

Part I: Pivotal Scenes in Ripper Stefan Canon

Part II: More Pivotal Scenes! (Rip Away Stefan!)

With only a little under a month to go to the S3 premiere (EEEEEEIIIIII!!!!!!!!!) Julie is hosting Part III in our little series:

The Vampire Diaries Ripper Redux Part III (Feeding the Monster Within…)

And haven’t you heard? The show’s “Holy Trinity” did a fun, sexy photo shoot for Rolling Stone! There’s a great behind the scenes video here (and please note: there are shots of Ian Somerhalder posing shirtless, yet there are NO SHIRTLESS SHOTS in the magazine. Feel free to write some strongly worded letters of protest!)

I covet Nina Dobrev's hair

Yes, tank tops are good, but we were promised shirtlessness!


We’ll meet back here next week where I will host Part IV as we discuss the birth of Team Ripper!






Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

One thought on “The Vampire Diaries’ Ripper Redux – Part III: Ye Olde Bloody Flashbacks aplenty!

  1. I’ve really am curious to see if Ripper!Stefan is more like Angelus or Spike. One of the interesting things about Angelus is that he seemed fascinated by the trappings of humanity, let strangely detached from real intimacy – he could cultivate obsessions but not love as unconditional as Spike/Dru had at their peak. Angel didn’t relish in his demon side, he enjoyed inflicting cruelty, certainly, be he was fascinated by art, poetry and strangely enough religious motifs – siring Dru when she fled to a convent, branding with crosses, his tattoo which includes a cross (I could buy Angelus getting that and not necessarily Angel, a kind of interesting foreshadowing for the cross Angel would bear when his soul was restored).

    In contrast, Spike seemed more like the type to tear through villages like we have heard Ripper!Stefan has in the past, being indiscriminate and unpoetic in his killings, not developing the same psychological torture on individual victims as Angelus often did. Yet as much as Spike seemed to thrive on demonhood, he appeared to be more human, have more earthly desires – Spike “reeked of humanity” according to The Judge, whereas Angelus was devoid of this quality.

    The present day incarnations of blood addicted Stefan in season one seemed very similar to Angelus. Here, he fixated on a single victim and acted out his own issues on her (debating whether or not he should kill the girl because he was the good brother, as much as I feel like Angelus’s intense desire for poetry was a rejection of the belief he was just a useless drunk waste of a space as a human with little to recommend him).

    I really just can’t wait to see Ripper Stefan fully fleshed out!

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