This week we had a chance to chat to Sophie a.k.a beautifulstronglight, about what drew her to Klaroline, what song reminds her of them and what inspires her to GIF. Read what she had to say here:
KM: For all of the readers who don’t know you, why don’t you tell us about yourself?
Sophie: So my name is Sophie, I’m an amateur gif and graphics maker. I’ve been in this fandom for quite some time and I still love it here!
KM: Klaroline is not the easiest ship to ship; what was it about this pairing that stood out to you?
Sophie: I can’t say there was one thing that stood out to me the most, I think the way that Klaus and Caroline seem to be so similar but also complete opposites of each other is just something that really intrigued me. Plus the way the big bad villain of the show could suddenly become this complete sap in the presence of this bright bubbly teen was a big factor too!
KM: One of the special things about the Klaroline Fandom is that we are so resilient, why do you think it has been possible for us to remain so active for so long?
Sophie: I think one of the big reasons is the fact that the ship itself never got to reach its full potential on the show, it only seems right that we as a fandom then rectified that through fanfiction and gifsets. The fact that the writers also seemed to be so adamant to ignore our presence for a time also seemed to strengthen this fandoms unity, we’re a stubborn lot!
KM: Is there anything you would change about Klaus or Caroline?
Sophie: I think if I was to change anything it would be how long it’s taken them to actually see each other again. I think if I changed anything about the characters they wouldn’t be the same ones that I fell in love with.
KM: Julie Plec has revealed that we see Caroline several times in The Originals final season, what do you hope will happen between Klaus and Caroline?
Sophie: There are A LOT of things that I’d love to see happen between them, but if I was to choose one thing, other than them actually deciding to pack up and travel the world together, it would definitely be Caroline actually being a lot more open about her feelings for Klaus, without having Klaus’ promise to leave town as an incentive this time. I also do find myself hoping for a kiss maybe? 😉 But, I’m trying to keep reign in that one.
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 make edits of them?
Sophie: Thank you! I can think of three things really. Their scenes definitely inspired me the most, just the way that they look each other is so utterly beautiful that it just draws me in to wanting to just make edits. There’s also the fact that there’s just not enough of those scenes! the potential for AU’s is so vast for this fandom, there’s just a lot of creative freedom. Finally, the fandom itself inspires me, the fact that everyone is so loving and open here is truly a beautiful thing, without all the lovely replies and tags on my edits I probably would have lost my edit mojo a long time ago.
KM: Which song do you think represents the relationship between Klaus and Caroline the best? And why?
Sophie: That’s a very tough question to answer! I have a whole playlist dedicated to songs that remind me of them but I think I’d have to go with Photograph by Ed Sheeran, it features in one of my favourite KC fanvids by xBenQCatx, but the lyrics themselves are just SO THEM.
KM: If you were stuck on an island and could only take one Klaroline fanfic with you what would it be?
Sophie: This is cheating, but I think it’s a toss up between everything that cupcakemolotov has ever written and The Devil’s Backbone by willowaus, it’s such a great canon au I go back read it a lot.
KM: If you had the chance to remove any character from TVD or TO who would you pick and why?
Sophie: This is a tough call but if I was to choose one it would be Hayley, I’ve always hated the whole baby plot and I think the spin-off would have been a lot better without having a non Mikaelson as a key character.
KM: And lastly, what’s your one piece of advice that you would like to give the fandom?
Sophie: So, my advice to everyone would simply be to not fret. We’ve all been through so much and we’re about to go through a lot more drama thanks to KC being on TO. I feel like we all need to remember that no matter what happens we’ve lived in fanon for a very long time, at this point canon barely matters. Just keep doing what you’re doing guys, you’re all amazing! <3
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