In today’s interview we got a chance to chat to Roseanne aka champagneforklaroline about why she ships Klaroline, who she would take out of The Vampire Diaries, and why Klaroline reminds her of Bellarke. 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?
Roseanne: Well, for starters, my name is Roseanne, I’m 19 years old, and Klaroline is the mother of all my OTPs. I’ve been shipping them since about 2012 and I have not stopped since! Besides Klaroline, I love many other ships, including Bellarke, Rory & Jess, Stydia, Sethkate, and way too many others to name. Music, movies, and television are three big parts of my life. I am also an English major in college!
KM: Klaroline is not the easiest ship to ship; what was it about this pairing that stood out to you?
Roseanne: Goodness, so many things stood out to me about Klaroline. I think the main thing that struck a chord with me was how they would change each other for the better and make each other see things differently. Klaus helped Caroline to see that her life could be so much more than just Mystic Falls and small town boys. He helped her to open herself up and see that even good people do bad things sometimes, and that’s okay. Caroline was the first person to really challenge Klaus and intrigue him unlike anyone else had. She saw the good in him and helped him to realize that being good gets you further than compelling someone or instilling fear in them to make them obey you.
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?
Roseanne: The Klaroline Fandom is one of the most intense, loyal, and passionate fandoms around, and our passion for this one couple to get their due diligence is what has kept us going for so long. Us Klaroline fans stick to our guns, and we’ve come so far and have been so loyal and passionate about this ship. We’ve been able to be active for so long because of how desperately hard we fight for something we believe so strongly in. We want to see this incredible ship come to full fruition, and there’s no stopping us from wanting that no matter how long it takes!
KM: Is there anything you would change about Klaus or Caroline?
Roseanne: Besides having them be within the same vicinity of each other for once, I don’t think there’s anything I would change about Klaus or Caroline. They’ve each got their flaws, but that makes them who they are as characters.
KM: Now that we know that Hope is attending Caroline’s school, do you think the chance of seeing Caroline in The Originals is higher?
Roseanne: Oh, definitely. It would be ridiculous for the writers not to move Caroline over to the Originals universe. It’s about time it happens.
KM: I see you are an ardent Bellarke shipper as well, do you see any similarities between them and Klaroline?
Roseanne: Bellarke! How I love thee. Actually, I do see a few similarities between them. Both Bellamy and Klaus were kind of damaged guys who would do anything to protect their family. Caroline and Clarke are both very strong (very blonde!) ladies who would stop at nothing to protect the people around them and are always there for their friends. Bellarke and Klaroline are both ships where one party sees the evident good in the other, even though no one else really can. Both ships have that same magnetic chemistry.
KM: Do you still watch TO? If yes, what do you enjoy about the show? If no, why not?
Roseanne: I actually do not and I stopped watching way back, I believe I stopped at season 1, episode 15? At the time it just was not my cup of tea, I really didn’t like the show. If they end up moving Caroline over, I’ll definitely be tuning in every week.
KM: If the luck of fate would have it and you were picked to write a Klaroline scene, what kind of scene would you write?
Roseanne: I’m going to be completely honest: I would write a sexy-beyond-belief sex scene! The 100th TVD episode scene in the woods was great, but it wasn’t fulfilling enough. I would have them on a table or against a wall or in the shower, something really great that also rings true to Klaus and Caroline.
KM: If you had the chance to remove any character from TVD or TO who would you pick and why?
Roseanne: If I had to, I would probably remove Damon from TVD just because I absolutely despise him. He constantly proved himself to be selfish and ruthless. He was also extremely annoying when it came to Elena.
KM: And lastly, what’s your one piece of advice that you would like to give the fandom?
Roseanne: Always keep those humongous spirits up, keep fighting the good fight, and always remember that no matter what, you must always be a team and be there for one another! We are a loud, excited fandom and do not back down from something you believe in!