strideofpride's 2k/10 years celebration
@vanderwoodlings mmc blair and eric's dynamic or nate and raina's dynamic
You sure you don't wanna give him one more chance?
I told you, I've dated guys like Chuck my whole life. I think I'm done with business in bed and portfolio pillow talk. I want my day of firsts with you.
4.18 the kids stay in the picture Nate Archibald looks part 3,
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I LOVE That they(Nate very much there for this) promises Russell that they won't tell RAINA....BUT then literally...a few hours later....NATE is all like "YOUR DAD killed your mom" to Raina
For the ship ask - Dan/Blair and prompt 22!
Dair + 22 …in a rush of adrenaline.
a lil remix of 4x15
“Oh, I don’t – I don’t really think it’s a game –”
Blair looks at Humphrey sharply. Because she knows that, but some things she has to keep saying. Because if she keeps saying them, then they’re still plausible, and she can still be waiting for someone else and not be free to…
No. No, she’s not going there.
“Waldorf –” he tries to start again.
She shushes him, holding up a hand, wondering if she just heard—
“Someone’s coming,” she whispers. “Come on.”
She sets her hands on Humphrey’s shoulders and pushes him towards one set of curtains along the wall.
“Hurry up,” she hisses, rapping her knuckles on his back when she realizes one of the approaching voices is Chuck.
Dan makes a long suffering face, but does as directed, and they manage to hide just in time.
Well, hide barely. The alcove they’ve shut themselves into is barely big enough to hold the two of them. Blair tries to step back to create some space between her and Humphrey—because he is right there—but her bare back hits cold stone after two inches.
She glances up at Dan, and sees he has no luck on his side either.
Damn it. But it’s quieter now. Maybe it was a false alarm. Maybe Blair could be in the clear after all.
“Five minutes, Raina.”
Blair freezes. Or maybe not.
“I’m only here because I refuse to make this anyone else’s business.”
Too late for that, Raina Thorpe.
Dan takes a breath, opening his mouth like he’s about to say the same thing, and in a panic, Blair shoves her hand over the lower half of his face. Did he ever know when to shut up?
The movement causes the curtain to slip slightly, a gray sliver of light cutting into their hiding spot, illuminating Dan’s scowl at her necessary evasive maneuver.
She narrows her eyes in challenge, calling his bluff, because second to her, he is probably the last person who wants to be caught eavesdropping on this conversation.
“I’m not the one you need to apologize to. You went…”
It suddenly occurs to Blair that she doesn’t want to eavesdrop at all. She closes her eyes, like it’s some solution for closing off her other senses.
It helps, in an odd sort of way. Raina and Chuck’s voices dissolve into the background, beneath the roaring in her ears, adrenaline making her heart pump faster and louder.
Her hand is still over Humphrey’s mouth—a preventative measure—and she can feel his pulse too, its furious pace on par with her own.
His lips part under her palm, and her eyes fly open. They really are in very close quarters.
That same sliver of light cuts across his face, reminding Blair of the reading she did on Michelangelo for Art History last week. Light and dark, in abrupt juxtaposition. But on Dan’s face there’s still color to be found. Like his eyes—the darkest part of his face—still have a softened, amber warmth to them.
Her hand slips, showing the curve of his lips, warmer and pinker than stone, more complex than the black and white of marble.
She’s kissing him before she realizes that’s what she’s doing. One second, her fingertips are on his lower lip. The next, it’s her tongue. And Dan kisses her back before she realizes it’s what she wants him to do, his mouth opening up under hers. Completely quiet but for the pounding in Blair’s chest.
Dan presses her back against the wall, and the shock of the cold stone on her skin makes her break away.
Dan gapes at her, chest heaving, mouth hanging open, frozen like he’s scared she’ll run away.
He knows her well then, because she really wants to, even if it means barging in on Raina kicking Chuck’s heart into a ditch. But even more surprising, Blair finds she doesn’t want to run at all.
Pulse still racing, she forces herself to take a breath, sets her hands on Dan’s chest, over his own thundering heart, and leans in.
Thinking about your roboNate comment and I’ve decided that it’s canon to me now that Nate snuck off to Chicago to be Raina’s house husband and she used her Thorpe money to replace him with a lookalike with a shitty haircut so his friends wouldn’t get suspicious
Oh that's better! in my mind Chuck made the robot asjkdjshfk but I like the idea that Nate made it and then just left to live his life
Good, selfless or noble things that Chuck Bass does throughout Gossip Girl
I have a feeling that people often ignore all the good that Chuck did in the series so I decided to make a list (not including all the instances Chuck complimented and supported Blair).
in 1x04 he saves Nate from Carter and pays his card debt without expecting return;
in 1x08 he buys the necklace Blair wants, gives it to her and comforts her;
after the merging of the Basses and Van der Woodsen families he is good and supportive to Eric, including his sexual orientation; in 1x14 Eric says that Chuck as opposed to others doesn’t treat him as some freak; in 1x16 after the dinner where Georgina reveals Eric's sexual orientation the first person Eric turns to for support is Chuck because ‘he has never judged me’;
in 1x15 he helps Serena about Georgina and covers up for her despite the fact that Serena had blamed him for something Georgina did and it had resulted in Bart kicking him out of home;
in 1x17 he answers Blair's call for help despite their bad relationship at the time and he helps Serena; he and Blair schemes together against Georgina to protect Serena;
in 2x02 he sells Victrola, the club that means so much for him, to help Nate's mother and Nate with money;
in 2x09 he helps Blair to find and rescue Emma, the girl who was determined to lose her virginity to some stranger for wrong reasons;
also in 2x09 after finding out about Nate's living conditions he offers Nate to come to live to him despite their bad relationship at the time;
in 2x11 after receiving Vanessa's phone-call informing him about Nate's family problems he helps Nate to learn the truth about his father’s intentions and solve the problem despite the fact that Nate had repeatedly rejected him and his friendship;
in 2x16 he saves Lily from Jack when Jack tries to rape her;
in 2x18 he does everything in his power to help and protect Elle when he thinks she is in danger;
in 2x19 he goes with Serena to find Blair and tries to help Blair when she goes wild after losing Yale (he is not very successful in this but still);
in 2x21 he helps Nate to fix his relationship with Blair despite being in love with her himself;
in 2x22-23 he works to find out the truth about Gabriel, helps Serena to corner Gabriel and then with the rest of the gang implements Blair's plan to take down Poppy Lifton and regain the money she stole;
in 2x23 he "lets go" Blair lying to her about his feelings because he thinks he can't make her happy. He is wrong here but the point is that he puts her happiness above his own;
in 2x24 he organizes the perfect prom night for Blair despite the fact that she attends it with Nate and not him; he prevents the mean girls from sabotaging Blair and votes for her 150 times to make her prom-queen;
in 3x04 after encouraging Blair to not give up he pays a photographer to take pictures of Blair to make her feel confident;
in 3x05 he is protective of Serena and tries to get Carter away from her thinking that Carter has bad intentions; but once he realises that Carter's feelings for Serena are genuine he tells Serena about that despite his own antipathy about the man and encourages her;
in 3x09 he helps to mend Serena and Blair's relationship;
in 3x10 he rescues Jenny from drug dealers and takes her home;
in 3x11 he encourages Nate to reveal his feelings to Serena; after Serena chooses to go with Tripp and leaves Nate, he stays with Nate and comforts him;
in 3x20 it’s revealed that he applied for Blair to Colombia and got her accepted there;
in 3x21 being protective of Lily he does his share in unmasking her manipulative ex-husband William van der Woodsen;
in 4x08 he steps in and backs Blair in her effort to protect Serena; together with Blair and Nate he defends Serena against Juliet;
in 4x21 he desists from reporting on Russel Thorpe to police to avoid hurting Raina (not sure how right this is, but his motive was noble);
in 4x22 he saves Blair's life when she is captured by Russel Thorpe;
also in 4x22 thinking that Blair's happiness lays with Louis, and not with him, he "lets her go" again and encourages her to return to Louis. They both are wrong, of course, but the point again is that he puts her happiness above his own;
in 5x02 he helps Dan to find the publisher Vanessa sold his novel to;
in 5x07 he kisses Blair so that she would think the worst of him and that would help her to move on with Louis;
in 5x08 he stops Dan from ruining Blair's bridal shower and generally takes care of Dan, like hanging out with him, putting him to sleep etc.;
in 5x10 he tells Blair to stay with Louis despite him wanting Blair to return to him because he thinks it's selfish to break them apart given their baby;
in 5x13 he stops Cavalia from sabotaging Blair's wedding;
sometime prior to 5x19 he pays Blair’s dowry to free her from Louis without expecting anything in return;
in 6x01 together with Blair and Nate he goes to find and rescue Serena from whatever trouble she might be into;
in 6x02 he drops everything and goes to Blair after receiving a message that she needs his help;
in 6x03 he organizes Blair’s fashion show while she is unwell; after the fashion disaster he comes to her and comforts her;
in 6x09 he is ready to sacrifice himself and go to exile in order to protect Blair, Nate and Lily from Bart.
Yes I agree! I like Chuck and Blair together. I just wish the writers put more energy into other couples. Nate literally didn’t have one likeable girlfriend.
SO TRUE although I lovedddd when he was ranting (Raina?) Thorpe as a black girl I was kicking my feet and giggling at him having a black girlfriend and I thought her character was cute and fun.
We don’t get her for more than 2 seconds though of course.
I’m currently on the Raina episodes. I like her but I feel like they put her with Nate because they didn’t know what to do with Nate. I hate how incestuous the friend group is too! Raina was just hooking up with Chuck and now Raina is with Nate. Like can’t they date outside of their friend group please!!!
any mw fandoms/characters from your members?
After we messaged some of our members, they said that they would absolutely love to see Drew Torres, Adam Torres, Liberty Van Zandt, J.T. Yorke, Sean Cameron, Ellie Nash, Craig Manning, Spinner Mason, Peter Stone, Sav Bhandari, Alli Bhandari, Owen Milligan, Eli Goldsworthy, Grace Cardinal, Miles Hollingsworth, Frankie Hollingsworth, Hunter Hollingsworth, Esme Song, Campbell Saunders, Tori Santamaria, Bianca DeSousa, Jake Martin, Declan Coyne, Tristan Milligan, Imogen Moreno, Dave Turner, and Katie Matlin from Degrassi: The Next Generation / Degrassi: The Next Class ; Betty DeVille, Drew Pickles, Howard DeVille, Stu Pickles, Didi Pickles, Chas Finster, Kira Watanabe-Finster, Melinda Finster, Dr. Lucy Carmichael, Randy Carmichael, Alisa Carmichael, Edwin Carmichael, Buster Carmichael, Miriam Pickles, Trixie McGee-Pickles, Lulu Pickles, Lou Pickles, Timmy McNulty, Harold Frumpkin, Z., Justin Rogers, Freddy, Alice, Dean, and Phoebe from All Grown Up! / Rugrats ; Spencer Hastings, Alison DiLaurentis, Maya St. Germain, Mona Vanderwaal, Paige McCullers, Caleb Rivers, Toby Cavanaugh, Jenna Marshall, Melissa Hastings, Wren Kingston, Jason DiLaurentis, Garrett Reynolds, Mike Montgomery, Ella Montgomery, Wesley Fitzgerald, Malcolm Cutler, Maggie Cutler, Dianne Fitzgerald, Jackie Molina, Peter Hastings, Veronica Hastings, Andrew Campbell, Yvonne Cavanaugh (née Phillips), Ashley Marin, Tom Marin, Isabel Marin, Kate Randall, Regina Marin, Lucas Gottesman, Sean Ackard, Ted Wilson, Pam Fields, Wayne Fields, and Kenneth DiLaurentis from Pretty Little Liars ; Dan Humphrey, Nate Archibald, Rufus Humphrey, Max Wolfe, Julien Calloway, Zoya Lott, Kate Keller, Otto ‘Obie’ Bergmann IV, Akeno ‘Aki’ Menzies, Nicholas 'Nick’ Lott, Jordan Glassberg, Luna La, Monet De Haan, Gideon Wolfe, Kiki Hope, Lily Van Der Woodsen, Ivy Dickens, Penelope Shafai, Isabel Coates, Kati Farkas, Hazel Williams, Nelly Yuki, Jessica Leitenberg, Dorota Kishlovsky, Headmistress Queller, Diana Payne, Juliet Sharp, Raina Thorpe, Duchess Catherine Beaton, Poppy Lifton, Agnes Andrews, Rachel Carr, Bree Buckley, Olivia Burke, Elizabeth Fisher, Alice Callahan, Eva Coupeau, and Carol Rhodes from Gossip Girl ; Brittany S. Pierce, Santana Lopez, Quinn Fabray, Mercedes Jones, Sam Evans, Tina Cohen-Chang, Jake Puckerman, Jesse St. James, Mike Chang, Sugar Motta, Sebastian Smythe, Ryder Lynn, Noah Puckerman, and Kurt Hummel from Glee ; Jonathan Byers, Will Byers, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Jim Hopper, Joyce Byers, and Steve Harrington from Stranger Things ; Harvey Kinkle, Hilda Spellman, Ambrose Spellman, Roz Walker, Prudence Blackwood, Agatha, Zelda Spellman, Theodore ‘Theo’ Putnam, and Nicholas ‘Nick’ Scratch from Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina ; Edward Cullen, Jacob Black, Carlisle Cullen, Emmett Cullen, Jasper Hale, Charlie Swan, Jane, Alec, Riley Biers, Bree Tanner, Renée Dwyer, Jessica Stanley, Mike Newton, Victoria Sutherland, Leah Clearwater, Seth Clearwater, and Charlotte from Twilight ; Rey, Luke Skywalker, Finn, Poe Dameron, Anakin Skywalker, Ben Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Padmé Amidala from Star Wars ; Alecto Carrow, Amycus Carrow, Scorpius Malfoy, James Potter, Teddy Lupin, Vernon Dursley, Dudley Dursley, Nymphadora Tonks, Bellatrix Lestrange, Sybill Trelawney, Minerva McGonagall, Xenophilius Lovegood, Blaise Zabini, Emmeline Vance, Myrtle Warren, Romilda Vane, Alicia Spinnet, Demelza Robins, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helena Ravenclaw, Marietta Edgecombe, Penny Haywood, Emmeline Vance, Pandora Lovegood, Petunia Evans, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, Rubeus Hagrid, Seamus Finnigan, Dorcas Meadowes, Ted Tonks, Frank Longbottom, Cormac McLaggen, Colin Creevey, Fred Weasley, Percy Weasley, George Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Bill Weasley, Arthur Weasley, Parvati Patil, Padma Patil, Oliver Wood, Fred Weasley ii, Hugo Granger-Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, Rita Skeeter, Dean Thomas, Cedric Diggory, Amos Diggory, and Louis Weasley from Harry Potter ; Peggy Carter, Jessica Drew, Gwen Stacy, Kate Bishop, America Chavez, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Bruce Banner, Scott Lang, Sam Wilson, Hope Van Dyne, Gamora, Pietro Maximoff, Lorna Dane, Wanda Maximoff, Natasha Romanoff, Carol Danvers, Jessica Jones, Jemma Simmons, Daisy Johnson, and Bill Kaplan from Marvel ; Chloe Price, Kate Marsh, Brooke Scott, Nathan Prescott, Warren Graham, Victoria Chase, and Juliet Watson from Life Is Strange ; Toni Topaz, Archie Andrews, Kevin Keller, Josie McCoy, Alice Cooper, Jason Blossom, Fred Andrews, Hermione Lodge, F. P. Jones, Mary Andrews, and Jellybean Jones from Riverdale ; Hannah Washington, Beth Washington, Josh Washington, and Matt Taylor from Until Dawn ; Landon Kirby, Bonnie Bennett, Anna Zhu, Katherine Pierce, Stefan Salvatore, Alaric Saltzman, Matt Donovan, Tyler Lockwood, Rebekah Mikaelson, Elijah Mikaelson, Freya Mikaelson, Finn Mikaelson, Hayley Marshall, Henrik Mikaelson, Penelope Park, and Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries / Legacies / The Originals ; T.J. Detweiler, Vince LaSalle, Mikey Blumberg, Gus Griswald, Muriel P. Finster, Principal Peter Prickly, Randall Weems, Miss Alordayne Grotke, Erwin Lawson, King Robert ‘Bob’, Brittany Boulet, Brittany Tomassian, Jerome Evans, three more of The Megans, and The Tylers from Recess ; Numbuh 1/Nigel Uno, Numbuh 2/Hogarth Pennywhistle ‘Hoagie’ Gilligan, Jr., Numbuh 86/Fanny Fulbright, Numbuh 362/Rachel McKenzie, Numbuh T/Thomas 'Tommy’ Gilligan, Numbuh 13/Marty Sullivan, The Delightful Children from Down The Lane, Numbuh 0/Montgomery 'Monty’ Uno, Betty Gilligan, Sydney Beetles, Joey Beetles, Mushi Sanban, Genki Sanban, Kani Sanban, Numbuh 83/Sonia, Numbuh 84/Lee, Dr. Lincoln, Mrs. Lincoln, Mrs. Beetles, and Mrs. Uno from Codename: Kids Next Door ; Tom Nook, Tommy, Timmy, Twiggy, Chelsea, Tex, Dotty, Bunnie, Penelope, and Reese from Animal Crossing ; Scott McCall, Stiles Stilinski, Derek Hale, Jackson Whittemore, Malia Tate, Kira Yukimura, and Liam Dunbar from Teen Wolf !! I tried to mix it up with live-action/video game characters and animated characters, but if you would like to see some more cartoon / animated characters, I made a list recently on THIS post !!
Valentine's Day 2011 | Valentine's Day 2012
When it comes to experiencing an ex with a new love, you have some insight
pitching another idea in your ask box:
au where instead of a world-wide tour of debauchery nate follows raina to chicago and just hangs out and goes to cubs games and holds her purse for her wherever she goes. and then he just. decides to stay.
Okay, yes, I have been saying that in the tags for like forever now!!! He should've ran off with Raina and saved us from the stupid Spectator arc #notmynate
4.21 shattered bass Nate Archibald looks part 2,
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ANOTHER RERFERENCE THAT DID NOT AGE WELL
I have to meet Ivanka at Trump Place - Raina
the amount of Trump references and cameos of the Trumps on GG is beyond disturbing
Gossip Girl Character Tournament
Pairings decided by a random number generator
Eric van der Woodsen vs William van der Woodsen
Louis Grimaldi vs Penelope Shafai
Jack Bass vs Sage Spence
Howard and Anne Archibald vs Dan Humphrey
Jenny Humphrey vs Rufus Humphrey
Jonathan Whitney vs Chuck Bass
Raina Thorpe vs Nelly Yuki
Hazel Williams vs Cece Rhodes
Lily van der Woodsen vs Carter Baizen
Bart Bass vs Dorota and Vanya
Eleanor and Cyrus vs Carol Rhodes
Blair Waldorf vs Vanessa Abrams
Serena van der Woodsen vs Nate Archibald
Ivy Dickens vs William van der Bilt
Damien Dalgaard vs Georgina Sparks
Tripp van der Bilt vs Kati and Iz
Eric van der Woodsen vs Penelope Shafai
Sage Spence vs Dan Humphrey
Jenny Humphrey vs Jonathan Whitney
Nelly Yuki vs Cece Rhodes
Lily van der Woodsen vs Dorota & Vanya
Eleanor & Cyrus vs Blair Waldorf
Nate Archibald vs Ivy Dickens
Georgina Sparks vs Kati & Iz
Eric van der Woodsen vs Dan Humphrey
Jenny Humphrey vs Nelly Yuki
Dorota and Vanya vs Blair Waldorf
Nate Archibald vs Georgina Sparks
Dan Humphrey vs Jenny Humphrey
Blair Waldorf vs Nate Archibald
Jenny Humphrey vs Blair Waldorf