That would be me, lordgrantham. I’m the one who started this blog almost 4 years ago (how has it been that long?!). All my co-runners make amazing gifsets and graphics and all I do anymore is answer questions =) I will one day get back to making gifs, but it got to a point where I couldn’t think of any more ways to gif the same film and scenes over and over. My excellent contributors do a fantastic job, so I stick to fielding questions.
As a rule, if you are following us and you see a post on your dashboard, there should be a smaller icon overlaid on the bottom right of the fuckyeahgwtw icon; this is the icon of the person that made the post, and I believe it shows up on asks too =)
This is definitely an often asked question, and even though I consider it a lot, I can never decide if they do or if they don’t end up together. I just don’t know. Scarlett showed a lot of growth in the end, but was Rhett’s breakup speech really the end for him? He stuck by her through a lot, put up with a lot; I don’t know if that was really the last straw. I don’t know.
That is interesting about the black and white symbolism. I’ve never studied GWTW formally, so I’ve never heard that view before, but I can see how one could argue it. It is quite thought provoking, and I kind of like it =) An interesting idea and, I think, yet another reason why this story is so captivating: many layers, and many possibilities. Thanks for sharing that!
Thank you, kind anon =)
I know, I know! But we do have lives outside of the internet, and it takes less time to answer a question than it does to think up a gifset and cap and color and such (at least for me, since writing silly amateur analysis is a fun pastime). And in my defense, people send these questions in, and a lot are anon like yourself, so I can only reply by posting. But we will work on real stuff more frequently!
Edit: anon inspired me to look at the archive, and out of 49 posts so far this month, only 3 are not asks … oops! We will try to get more gifs and images out more regularly. My fellow blogrunners have done a fabulous job in my extended absence from gif-making so I will be trying to pick up the slack and at least get some photos in the queue soon.
I don’t know if superlatives are really accurate, as Melanie and Scarlett possessed different kinds of strength; which was “better” or the “most” is pretty hard to judge, for me at least. I think it depends on what kind of gumption and survival you value more. By circumstance Scarlett appears to have had more gumption, as she did dirty work and got things done, while Melly sadly was not physically suited for much of it, and in the end, she died - but certainly her emotional and mental endurance, in such a dignified way, is worth a lot. I don’t know if I agree that she was the strongest. I think she and Scarlett are kind of tied because of that equivalence of value, despite a discrepancy of form.
My favorite has to be Scarlett =) I would never want to be friends with her in real life, but she is such a force of will that I admire her as far as fictional ladies go. I see parts of myself in her (less than flattering at times, haha) but also things I wish I had more of, such as practicality and sensibility. I’m a lot like Ashley (funny since we share a name) at times, but I have learned to manage those tendencies. Anyway, Scarlett is such a great character in my opinion precisely because of her flaws. She is certainly human and dynamic and this is perhaps better appreciated in the film, because in the novel we get a bit insulated inside of her perspective at times. I love her despite her sharp edges - but I never forget that they are there. And thanks so much for the praise; glad you enjoy my ramblings!
I watched the first season of Gossip Girl when it first aired. I have seen other people compare Chuck and Blair to Rhett and Scarlett, but I didn’t really get that feeling from just the first season. But those kinds of tumultuous relationships are always interesting in film and TV!