2/6 Gossip Girl things → Dream sequences
I was listening to the GGirlsss 5.23 podcast and this part about Dan caught my attention (yes I actually had to rewind and replay several times to transcribe all of this; yes gasp it’s about Humphrey; but it’s not about ships but his character journey, which I actually haven’t understood and maybe I finally have):
What’s gonna come back to Dan are Vanessa’s words in season 4: that in order to be a great writer you have to be on the outside. Notice the more inside Dan is, the less he’s able to write. He’s had really bad writer’s block now that he’s got it all, he’s inside, like literally, inside Blair, he’s there, he’s got it. He’s King, finally, of the Upper East Side with Queen Blair on his side. And now he’s got major writer’s block—why? If Blair was his inspiration and made him write, why is he having all of this writer’s block? He should be writing left and right at this point because of her. But instead he’s on the inside, where he’s lost his mojo.
It’s a full season later, and he’s still putting his career and his talents on hold because of his relationship with Blair, just like he was doing because of Serena in season 4. So, clearly, it’s not about the girl, it’s about Dan, and it’s something he needs to fix.
And he’s only gotten this far as he has with his writing throughout the series, not just this season, but throughout the series, because of another girl: Vanessa. That’s how he got published in the New Yorker, and that’s how his book got published in the first place. So it’s all Vanessa. None of it is because of his effort to become what he wants to become, a writer.
All of Dan’s finales, previous to now, previous to Vanessa getting booted off the show, were [him cheating?] well yes him cheating, but Vanessa was always a huge part of the finales. Season 1 finale, the cliffhanger was he was gonna spend time with Vanessa and maybe hook up with Vanessa. Season 2, he spends the whole finale with Vanessa and the cliffhanger is him and Vanessa meeting his brother, which Vanessa’s gonna start dating. Season 3, he’s cheating on Vanessa. Season 4, Vanessa gets his book published. So I just find it interesting how much Dan’s story really is propelled by Vanessa.
1 year ago · 10 notes
Jenny: OHMIGOSH! Maybe it’s true… You can never really know a person…
I mean, first my computer geek bookworm brother, who I assumed would end up a forty-year-old virgin, started dating Serena van der Woodsen.
And then Vanessa (who I thought was lesbian!) ended up having a secret crush…
Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only Vol. 2
OHMIGOSH JENNY BB! You are so cute!
Thanks to that Serena/Dan panel I wish there was a cracky manga AU in wich all the main cast formed a Host Club (yes, like Ouran). I mean, look at those flowers around them! Each of them would have a theme song when they appear like Haruka and Michiru in the Sailor Moon anime.
St. Jude’s & Constance Billard transforming into a Host Club would be amazing. Cecily should get cracking on that as well. But Jenny instantly reminded me of Miwako in Paradise Kiss.
I also know who George would be.
1.02 & 1.07: The Virgins
Blair: Sex is actually kind of a big deal to some of us.
Serena: Oh yeah, I can see that. Chuck’s bed? Very romantic. Classy, too.
1.02 The Wild Brunch
Dan: Sex is meaningful, like art. And you don’t rush art.
Isabel: Who’s Art? Did you sleep with him?
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