In today’s interview we got a chance to chat to Jess aka jesskatethings about why she ships Klaroline, her thoughts on *that* phone call, the similarities to Captain Swan and her amazing videos. 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?
Jess: Hi! My name is Jess. I’m 22 from Adelaide, Australia. I am a graphic designer / film studies student. I have a YouTube channel called Jess K where I post fan reactions to Vampire Diaries episodes and other fandom videos such as Klaroline, Captain Swan, Olicity etc.
KM: Klaroline is not the easiest ship to ship; what was it about this pairing that stood out to you?
Jess: It stood out to me because of the amazing chemistry the two characters had and how interesting the relationship was. Klaus is the most powerful supernatural creature on earth and he had a crush and Caroline wanted nothing to do with it. I wanted to know more. Then you could see Caroline had feelings for Klaus too but she didn’t want to admit it leading to amazing banter. It just made for great TV in my opinion.
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?
Jess: I think it’s because Klaroline has taken on a life of its own. The fandom is not all about the show anymore. The fandom is based on all its members through our own creativity.
KM: Is there anything you would change about Klaus or Caroline?
Jess: This is a hard one. I think I would like Caroline to admit that Klaus isn’t as bad as she thinks he is. Compared to all her friends, I mean. Everyone she knows are murders and I bet when they are 1000 years old they would have killed just as many people as Klaus has if not more. Then again that’s part of what makes them interesting.
KM: What was your opinion of last season’s crossover and that special Klaroline phone call?
Jess: I loved the phone call. I think I watched it like 1000 times. The whole time I was watching it I was dreading it being over. I wanted more. I don’t really like how they dealt with it afterwards though. They didn’t really address Klaus being missing at all. Her going to New Orleans was a big tease. I did like hearing her say that she was going to see an old friend. Just seeing Caroline go to New Orleans was amazing but it was not what I had in mind. I hope they address at some point for example Klaus hears that she came to see him after he wakes up.
KM: I see you are an ardent Captain Swan shipper as well, do you see any similarities between them and Klaroline?
Jess: I can see some similarity. I mean they both have powerful blonde females who start falling for the bad boy and they refuse to admit that they actually like him. Everyone around her doesn’t approve of the bad boy because he is a villain. They end up having their first kiss in a leafy green environment were they dare/challenge each other. The girl inspires the guy to be more forgiving and he gives up old vendettas because of the girl. Yeah they have a couple similarities.
KM: You are a revered video maker in the Klaroline fandom. What inspired you to make your awesome videos?
Jess: Well thank you for saying they are awesome! Well Klaroline inspires me but also the fandom does. I want to make videos when I see other people’s amazing stuff or I get nice messages from people in the Fandom.
KM: Now that Camille is dead in TO, do you think we have more hope for a Klaroline endgame?
Jess: I will always have hope for Klaroline and I pray to all the gods that the stars will align and we will get Klaroline as endgame. That being said realistically I am not sure they will be. Camille being dead is great Klaus is now free and he can get back to trying to be Caroline’s last love but Caroline isn’t free. I believe that the writers want to give Stefan a happy ending, which involves Caroline. Unless they make the ending all about the brothers but how would they break Steroline up? They have set up Alaric taking the twins, which was one of the roadblocks I saw in the way. Why would Caroline leave her daughters to go to New Orleans? Hope and the twins could become friends have a little toddler coven or something. I am not sure Candice will want to move over to The Originals it has been 8 years she might want to move on to something else which is understandable. I have heard rumours that one character from TVD will move onto The Originals and it would be amazing if that were Caroline. If Caroline is moved on The Originals then yes Klaus being free does give more hope for Klaroline. Also there wouldn’t be a love triangle, which would suck, and I would hate on so many levels. That may have gotten a bit long and off topic at times but this is what happens when you ask me about Klaroline.
KM: If Klaus and Caroline were transported to another show’s universe, which one would you pick?
Jess: I have no idea. So many shows are coming to mind. I really like Klaroline fan fictions set in kingdoms so Fairy Tale land in Once Upon a Time would be cool. I would say Game of Thrones but they would probably be killed off in seconds.
KM: And lastly, what’s your one piece of advice that you would like to give the fandom?
Jess: Enjoy the fandom and don’t solely focus on what happens in the shows. Of course enjoy canon Klaroline but the fandom stuff is just as good if not better. I really can’t say enough how much I love the Klaroline fandom. If they aren’t endgame in the show they are endgame in thousands of fan fictions, gif sets, vids, fan art and so much more!
Check out Jess’ blog HERE