Dan ♥ Blair {pure & simple love} #181: I like me better when I'm with you

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• cabbage patch kids • dair devils • secret valentines • intellectual snobs • plausible deniability •
• not so secret valentines • brunch buddies • loft lovers •
[ dan | blair ]

“So there I was, looking her straight in the eye...
and I didn't say anything. But I wish I had.
'Cause even if it didn't change anything, she'd know how I felt.”

“You have to decide what's more important to you.
Keeping your pride and getting nothing.
Or taking a risk and maybe, maybe having everything”
Shipper Wall

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Honorary Shippers
.:. Bart Wenrich .:. Norman Buckley .:. Penn Badgley .:. Ed Westwick .:. Leighton Meester .:. Ausiello .:.
.:. Among Savages .:. Perez Hilton .:. Julie Plec .:. Seth Cohen .:. Air's Mom .:. God .:.
.:. John Cena .:. Cedric .:. Jake Coburn .:. Austin Winsberg .:. Carina MacKenzie .:.
.:. Jarett Wieselman .:. Tierney Bricker .:. Dorota .:. Dan Humphrey's Face .:.

On Probation*
.:. Joshua Safran .:. Gossip Girl .:.

“Say life is giving you signs. And you’re ignoring them because
you’re afraid of the things they’re signaling you to do.
But, but then you think, what if these signs are here for a reason?
And, and ignoring them just makes me a coward?”

“Your ice is melting.”

Music Videos
breathe me · everything you want · let this be our little secret
you're right there beside me · mend your heart · drumming · find a way
parachute · sideways · our love's the perfect crime · don't wait
you could be the greatest thing that has happened to me · crush
take a bite of my ♥ tonight · hardest of hearts · all this time
leave me paralyzed, love · with you i'm brighter · the bird and the worm
by your side · why do ya have to be so cute? · what are you waiting for?
come to me · sky's still blue · i'm here, i'm now, i'm ready
you're all i need · ships · sparks fly · i like you, maybe i'm just like you
i'm here to stay · say when · blame · all this time
i know i'm finally yours . open your eyes ·

“I’ve been walking around the city all night with one,
all consuming, paralyzing thought.”

“What if I lose everything?”
“You'll still have me.”

FanFiction
at any rate, let us love for a while · baby, it's cold outside · a day of dares
this place is made of old velvet an desire · i want somebody badly · burning on the edge
closure · comparative literature · i can't find the words to write this song
i dialed your number out of habit · if ever your world comes crashing down
just can't walk away · on off · paris -- when it sizzles · rich girls don't marry poor boys
sanctuary · swimming in a flood of champagne · the date · you can't afford the ticket
when everything's made to be broken · you and i are a story (that never gets told)
your mercury mouth in missionary · something like holiday · happy accidents
practically on purpose · the kind of reckless that should send me running
gone like her smile · what can i do for you today? same thing as yesterday
i tell you all the time · never knew i could love someone like you · two drifters
i love the way you do that thing · before the glaciers drown us · lucky me

“I don't want to be your friend, Blair.
I want more. I want you.”

“I just want you to be happy.”
I do think you deserve to be with someone who makes you happy.
I think I know how to make you happy. Tell me what would make you happy.

Soundtrack

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The Wishlist
1. Rain kiss
2. Dan gets his own drawer
3. Sleeping in bed together
4. Blair comforts Dan when he is upset/devastated
5. Dan gives Blair driving lessons.
6. Blair says, “I love you”
7. Dan says, “I love you”
8. Jealous!Blair/Jealous!Dan
9. Karaoke date
10. Romantic waffling
11. First (harmless!) scheme as a couple
12. Dan and Blair as PI's
13. The entire vows are read
14. We learn the name of Blair’s cabbage-patch/Cedric reappears!
15. Going shopping together
16. Eleanor, Vanessa, Jenny, and Eric's reactions to DB
17. Blair reading Dan’s new book/supporting his career
18. Dan encouraging Blair’s career goals
19. Slow dance
20. Dan/Blair/Milo scene

“So, Dan, are you gonna invite me in or what?”

“It's like he peered into my soul.”

21. Brooklyn Bridge kiss
22. Dan plays the piano at Blair’s apartment
23. Blair takes Dan to the opera and he hates it
24. Blair wearing one of Dan’s flannel shirts
25. Getting drunk together on New Year’s Eve
26. In a happy moment, Dan lifts Blair up and twirls her around
27. Blair gets a key to the loft
28. Blair hides all of Dan's flannel shirts
29. Get married and have doe-eyed brunette babies
30. Go on vacation together
31. Hand-holding
32. Dan & Blair / Dorota & Vanya accidental double-date
33. Discussing her lost baby
34. Dan admitting he hasn't been with anyone since they've kissed
35. Dan proposing to Blair
36. Dinner with the parents
37. Dair as Endgame
38. Dan giving her flowers
39. Dan making her breakfast
40. Dair make out while studying.



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The Vows

I love Dair because to me they are the perfect example of what a real
life healthy relationship should be like. I loved the slow buildup,
having them start out as enemies, to friends, to now lovers.
I love their banter and they make me laugh. I started liking them
because they opened my eyes to what true love really is.
These two love each other for who they are and they bring out the
best in each other. Dan and Blair inspire me, and because of them
I know someday I will find true love. - ravengirl008

Dan & Blair is a patchwork of all my favorite couples.
They can be adorable, sexy and hilarious at the same time.
I love Dan's unconditional love for Blair and how smitten and happy
she looks when she's near him. Even if they're both incredibly talented
with words, their actions speak even more louder. They're the best of
both worlds, they could've been a sitcom couple, a romcom couple, a
drama couple, they're good at everything together and it means that
they're simply real. They come from two different worlds and still they
understand each other like no other. - Orbeli

Dair is a celebration. Because a relationship can only grow and
thrive with smiles and laughter, and a mutual appreciation for the little
things that make you feel alive. Dair is an inspiration. They are a lesson
on how to truly love someone, because wishing for someone else's
happiness is ultimately what leads to your own. Dair is a revelation.
Understanding that when you love someone simply for who they are, it
effectively transforms both of you. Dair is an intoxication. A dizzying
swirl of hope, dreams, love, and joy that carries you to a magical place
where everything is possible. - priya1008

I love Dan and Blair because they make each other happy
and that's what real love should be about.
I love their chemistry, funny banter, and how they share the same
interests, for example towards movies. Honestly, I can't say that I was
Blair's biggest fan in the beginning, but Dan has brought out her sweet
and funny side, and with him she's realized that love is not about
scheming or being miserable all the time. I love Dan and Blair together because
they can be themselves with each other without any requirements.
- Jadeleine

I'm proud and a little surprised with how far they have come.
It's just great to be shipping the Gossip Girl pairing with the longest
on-screen build up. It's just so fortunate to have a great realistic build
up that actually makes sense. So I can hope things only go up for Dair.
I love their whole hate-love relationship and just to see the growth in
each episode is great. I love how Dan loves Blair for who she truly is,
he went from despising her to loving her so he knows all her flaws and
she knows his so they can accept each other and have an honest relationship.
- BrathanSupporter

With Dan & Blair I’m not just rooting for a couple I love to
watch on tv, I’m rooting for a lifestyle. The screwball romance. The
friendship that emerges from hatred, that flourishes by doing things
together and sharing their minds. The romance that emerges from
that friendship. One that is based on a desire for happiness above all,
on respect, trust and genuine brightness. Dan and Blair shine bright,
and perhaps why I love them more than so many other pairings is
because they represent the exact relationship that I'm searching for.
They are a triumph of the values every great love should be based on.
- Air

One of the things I love about Dan and Blair is that he appreciates her
darkness and her lightness. They see the other's flaws, and they fall
for each other regardless. D&B challenge one other, but they also
support each other. Dan doesn't want Blair to change who she his, but
he can help her see things from a warmer point-of-view. Blair is finally
realizing that Humphrey may not be a member of high-society, but
he's tasteful and interesting. And this guy from Brooklyn is finally
realizing, because of Blair, that imperfection is beautiful. Best of all,
Dan treats Blair like an equal. He cares about her and protects her. He
loves her. And deep down, we all know Blair feels the same way.
Maybe so much so that she's let everything else in her life spiral out of
control in order to avoid the fact that this bond -- something so
unplanned and unwanted -- is The Real Thing. Not the very thing she's
been dreaming about since she was a little girl, but something better.
Something true and attainable and satisfying. Pure, simple love. The
best kind of love. - Katie_Jeanne

Animation of the Moment

The Aftermath

How Penn Badgley felt about the finale

Did you at least enjoy the Dan and Blair storyline last season?

"I did, actually. Well, I didn’t like how it ended, because it was just kind of [draws in breath sharply].
But I do like the scenes with Leighton because I get to kind of interact in a fun way with her.
When Dan and Blair are together, I think that’s him at his brightest, maybe."
Source

How Leighton Meester felt about the finale

"I hope that young women aren't looking at this [Chuck and Blair] and thinking
'I should model my relationships after this' because it was so dramatic and
there was some domestic violence in there that I didn't necessarily love."
Source - start at 12:21

How we all feel about the finale


Future Titles
Because even Among Savages think we are awesome.
As the seasons progressed you saw that relationship deepen. - JS
We arrived at Dan and Blair because we felt that is where we were going. - JS
We are telling the story that we believe in. - JS
Dan “will continue to help Blair rediscover Blair in a very sweet, good way" - JS

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OP compilation and graphics by: Air.
gifs by: heartsinsync, midnightsorrow, & kurtana.
soundtrack compiled by: ravengirl008 & priya1008

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from the Honorary Shipper List who doesn't behave
accordingly or as we see fit.