In today’s interview we got a chance to chat to antonia757 aka Antonia about why she ships Klaroline, her graphics, and why she thinks Klaroline resembles Kastle. Read what she has to say here:
KM: For all of the readers who don’t know you, why don’t you tell us about yourself?
Antonia: My name is Antonia but most people call me Toni. Born and raised in Bulgaria. I turned 27 a few days ago and I work as a Senior Project Manager at a translation and localization company. I enjoy reading (as much as I love analyzing the books afterwards), watching my favorite TV shows and talking about ships. Plus, I’m a music addict.
KM: Klaroline is not the easiest ship to ship; what was it about this pairing that stood out to you?
Antonia: I had just finished binge watching season 3 of TVD back in August 2012 when I came across a stunning Klaroline fan video on YouTube. Needless to say, I’ve been hooked ever since. The chemistry between the actors is insane, the alluring parallels which the characters share as well as the contrasts between them, the witty banter and maybe even the fact that overall Klaus and Caroline had very few scenes together. All of this made me anticipate every Klaroline interaction and left me longing for more.
KM: What is your first fandom?
Antonia: LOST and more specifically the Sawyer/Kate (Skate) shipper fandom almost 12 years ago.
KM: You have the opportunity to bring Caroline to The Originals, what storyline would you give her, to fit into NOLA?
Antonia: I have to admit I stopped watching The Originals mid-season 1 so I don’t really know what’s happening on the show. However, I don’t want Caroline’s presence in NOLA to be solely because of their kids crossing paths. I want her to go there looking for someone or something and end up working with Klaus. We all know they make great partners in crime (e.g. 4×14 and 4×17).
KM: Now that The Originals has been renewed for another season, do you think the chances of us seeing Caroline in New Orleans are higher?
Antonia: Eh, I want to say yes but at the same time one never knows with the TO writers. If it were up to me, I would have made Caroline cross over ages ago. But I think the odds are definitely in our favor for once. No more excuses, no more stalling. Now would be the perfect opportunity for the writers to introduce Caroline to the TO narrative. And, dare I say, organic.;)
KM: You have made some of my favorite Klaroline edits. What is it about this pair that drew you to them and inspired you to gif them?
Antonia: Thank you so much for these heartwarming words! My Klaroline obsession has always been encouraged by my KC family. I love that Klaus and Caroline embrace their immortality and share an appreciation for the finer things in life. Not to mention the fact that most Klaroline scenes have beautiful cinematography and I love capturing the vivid colors and the light/darkness contrasts in my gif sets.
KM: I see you are an ardent Kastle shipper as well, do you see any similarities between them and Klaroline?
Antonia: *fangirls over the question for a minute* In my opinion, there are many things in common between the “K” ships. For example, both Frank and Klaus are portrayed as the problematic bad guys who have done some unforgivable things. Both have suffered a severe trauma and in order to deal with the pain, they resort to brutal violence. As for Karen and Caroline – they both bring out the best in other people and manage to stay positive even during the worst of times. Two women who are loving and loyal but also drawn to the darkness. Plus, Karen values Frank’s sincerity just like Klaus appreciates Caroline’s honesty.
KM: If you could have any fanfiction be reenacted in canon, which one would you pick?
Antonia: It’s very hard to choose but I’d go with ‘Inertia Overcome’ by avari20 – one of my all-time favorite fanfics!
KM: If Klaus and Caroline were transported to another show’s universe, which one would you pick?
Antonia: Probably Lucifer because I’d love to see some Lucifer-Klaus interactions bonding over their daddy issues and conflicting siblings. Plus, Chloe, Mazikeen and Caroline would make an awesome girl squad.
KM: And lastly, what’s your one piece of advice that you would like to give the fandom?
Antonia: Keep supporting and fighting for Klaroline every way you can. I’ve never seen a more passionate fandom than ours so never let your fire go out!