Goodbye from Save[d]ChuckandBlair
With the release of Gossip Girl’s final season, and after two intensive years of campaigning, the saveChuckandBlair campaign is now officially complete. Effective immediately, we will cease updating the saveChuckandBlair accounts on Tumblr and Twitter. We still love and support Chuck and Blair, but our work here is done- now married, with their own family, they truly have been ‘saved’. But Chuck and Blair will always live on in the fandom, through fanart, fanvids and fanfiction. And although we have decided to put the saveChuckandBlair campaign accounts into permanent hiatus, the campaign material will remain available indefinitely, to honor Chuck and Blair as a couple, and to help keep alive the memory of what we have achieved.
Of course, our campaign would not have been possible without the hard work of the many people, from all over the world, who have been part of the saveChuckandBlair team over the years. While a lot of them worked entirely behind the scenes, we hope that our fandom knows how blessed it was to have such talented, hard-working people at its disposal. The amount of effort they dedicated to the campaign, which often required a substantial commitment of their own time and resources, was absolutely invaluable to the success of saveChuckandBlair. For our team, the campaign has been a very long journey- from starting as an idea talked about in private by a few people to discussions (XOXO and finally Butterflies) involving dozens of people; and from none of us having any social media knowledge to multiple people coordinating to run massive accounts at the forefront of the fandom. Given the divisiveness of the Gossip Girl fandom, it was inevitable that the campaign had its share of intrigue, subterfuge, double agents, setbacks, arguments, tears, and laughter- but at its heart, it was always guided by a sincere appreciation of Chuck and Blair, and a commitment to stand by them through anything.
We know for a fact that when Gossip Girl began, Chuck and Blair were not originally conceived as an endgame couple; it was largely due to overwhelming fan support that they became the super-couple they are recognized as today. By the middle seasons of Gossip Girl, however, unfortunate storyline decisions had led to growing despondency and attrition among the Chuck and Blair fandom. Thus, the saveChuckandBlair campaign was born.
When we started the saveChuckandBlair campaign we had several key mandates:
Admittedly, due to some of the plotlines that were used during the later seasons of Gossip Girl, the majority of our campaign team does not feel as though we fully succeeded in ‘creating a positive change in the writing for Chuck and Blair as a couple’. However, we firmly believe that our campaign was validated through our successes within the Chuck and Blair fandom itself; this is evident in the many people who have told us, over the course of the campaign, that our positive influence inspired them to remain in the fandom. Seeing Chuck and Blair fans from different countries and walks of life, coming together as a community over a common love of this couple, has been truly special. We cannot express in words how proud we are of what the Chuck and Blair fandom accomplished together! Since we started our campaign, our fandom has taken over the Twitter trending topics (we created over SEVENTY World Wide Twitter Trends for Gossip Girl). Furthermore, the saveChuckandBlair campaign has been publicly acknowledged by two of the Gossip Girl executive producers, and just our Tumblr account has been visited by almost ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND people from ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE countries. We leave the fandom with our Tumblr having TWELVE THOUSAND followers; our Twitter having EIGHT THOUSAND followers; and our Facebook having SIX THOUSAND likes! We hope you have enjoyed the results of our campaign as much as we have, and we hope that we have left the Chuck and Blair fandom a richer place for having been here.
SaveChuckandBlair would also like to thank everyone in the fandom for supporting our campaign and making it such a huge success. There would have been no campaign without the fans, and we are so grateful for every single one of you. We would particularly like to thank the many Chuck and Blair fansites and forums that helped promote us. Our Twitter account would like to recognize the accounts that helped promote our trending topics, especially @GG_quotes. Our Tumblr account would like to recognize the following accounts who contributed to the campaign by creating trending posters (ordered by level of contribution):
♛ iheartchair ♛ signaturescarf ♛ iloveyoudearly- ♛ blaircorneliawaldorfbass ♛ cosmokaramel ♛ krism23 ♛
[Gold Chairleaders] ♦ | tiesunbreakable | twobratsinlove | iwillalwayslovechair | rubybass | michmemoirs | chair4ever | hermiola | epic-chair | imhenrybass | youhadmeuntiltroll |
[Silver Chairleaders] ♦ | thatblairwaldorfbass | keepcalmandshipchair | wegoupinflamestogether | smash2008 | chairys | ilovemyleightedchair | blairhappiness | pauvrefolle | basssets | meesters | that-chuckbass-tard | bloodyhellgranger | waldorfpwnsall | shameturnsmeon | livelybass | chairytale | blaircorneliawaldorfbass | uachuckblair | vladabass |
[Bronze Chairleaders] ♦ | tonguewick | ewestwicks | leightedlimosex | breakfastatharrywinston | blairandchuck | youweretroublefromthedaywemet | youdontjustgiveup | ledarkpeonies | montechairlo | blagina | akrinord | bellemme | sandraisabelmtl | ambiguosandcomplex | belleinbalenciaga | timeofchair | bass-archibald | shattered-fate | waldorfpenthouse | hotpianosex | kathrinebass | uxmakexmexsmile | gossipgirladdicts | youknewthatalready | manhattanseliteupperclas | heartsbeatasones | vvreflections | blaircharmings | astoriatakesnewyork | mirrored-seas | iforgotthatyousaidaction | possitivetension | iamnotangel | missamnesiaconhielo | packageofgirlyevil | ewestwicks | eswlove | westorgaswick | iricious | tappingthatbass | keepcalmandshipchair | edstolemyheart |
Finally, we would like to thank those behind the super-couple of Chuck and Blair: Cecily von Ziegesar, for creating these characters; Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, for taking them from the page to the TV screen and conceiving their love story; and lastly, the incredible Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester, whose unparalleled talent and insane chemistry made Chuck and Blair into the worldwide phenomenon that they became. Thank you all, for creating a couple so beloved that from their first moment, through six seasons of highs and lows, they were always worth saving.
The save[d]ChuckandBlair team (especially the people currently running our accounts: P, S, C, T and I)
SaveChuckandBlair (tumblr) is celebrating reaching TEN THOUSAND FOLLOWERS!!! Also, we’ve had over ONE HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND visitors from over ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY COUNTRIES! We’ve updated our sidebar gif in celebration- a 6 season love story.
With only 7 episodes to go its amazing how we keep growing. We just want to thank every one of our followers for supporting our campaign (especially through the tough fandom times we have gone through). Seeing Chuck and Blair fans from different countries and walks of life coming together over a common love of this amazing couple, has been truly special. There is no saveChuckandBlair without the Chairleaders and we are so grateful to be surrounded by such an outstanding group of fans. Since we started our campaign, our fandom has created over FIFTY World Wide Twitter Trends for Gossip Girl. We cannot express in words how proud we are of the Chuck and Blair fandom!
Filming finished last week (with some amazing bts photos of Chuck and Blair) but we have not stopped. We know there are only good things to come for Chuck and Blair in the final episodes. Stay with us as we celebrate the final chapter of the love story that has inspired us all!
Also, please nominate Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester in their respective categories (Favorite Dramatic TV Actor/ess)!
All Chair scenes (6x01)
On Monday October 8th, join with @savechuckblair to celebrate our couple and the new series of Gossip Girl!
At 7pm EST (12am UK time) we are trending “Season of Chuck and Blair”. (We are trending earlier than usual so that people can give the episode their full attention).
The usual guidelines for trending apply:
Then at 9pm EST (2am UK time) watch and live-tweet the episode with @savechuckblair. We’ll provide a streaming link for those who need it - if we forget, remind us!
We are so excited to trend this topic and then watch 6x01 with you guys!!! Season 6 is going to be our season - the Season of Chuck and Blair :)
(art by the lovely Tweety)
GG Bumper designed to run between :05-:30 seconds
Used during MuchMusic’s airing of the 2012 MTV VMAs
Another scene of Chuck and Blair in the hotel before they get down to ‘business’
OMFG THE HW engagement ring is on Blair’s chain!!!!
In case there were ever any doubts that “Gossip Girl’s” will-they-won’t-they couple most definitely will in the upcoming final season — rest assured, Chair fans. Chuck and Blair have a very, very hot and heavy makeout session in the Oct. 8 season premiere.
The Canadian “Gossip Girl” marketing team tends to be a bit more liberal with the spoilers when assembling their promos, and this week, a Canadian TV show aired an intense clip that featured Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick in a passionate embrace that goes on, and on, and on. (Seriously, we kept waiting for it to fade to black, and it didn’t.) Meester’s got a whole lot of exposed skin, while Westwick keeps his shirt on — probably to cover the actor’s many tattoos that Chuck Bass would never, ever get.
The trailer also features Blair crying out “My god!” and then some naked, sweaty panting, before she says, “Do that again,” and, of course, Chuck gears up for round two. Even us die-hard Dair fans have to admit that it’s basically the hottest scene “Gossip Girl” has ever had.
Basically, “Gossip Girl” is turning up the heat big time for its final 10 episodes. This isn’t Constance Billard anymore, ladies and gents.
The dictionary tells us Chuck and Blair are endgame, so it must be true ;)
This Monday, September 3rd, at 8PM EST (1AM GMT) we’re trending: “Chuck and Blair Limo Sex” [spaces, no hashtag]! It marks the week that 6x07 starts filming and hopefully this episode will be as epic as 1x07, so we wanted to pay homage to the event that started it all. Meanwhile don’t forget to mention your excitement to the writers (@ggwriters), exec. producer Josh Schwartz (@JoshSchwartz76), and the CW Network (@CW_Network). We hope you can join us and help trend!
Read the full article HERE - and don’t forget to leave a comment about whether you agree with Ology’s choices! We know you guys will have a lot to say on the topic of the greatest ever CB scenes :)
Also remember that you can help Chuck and Blair win Ology’s Couples Poll by joining Ology, following the Chuck and Blair Feed and posting and commenting with other Chairleaders. @savechuckblair has joined Ology and it’s actually pretty fun to use!
Yesterday 5x24 aired in Italy and we had “Chuck Bass” and “Blair” trending at the same time in Italy. We also had a spontaneous TTWW for “Chuck Bass”! A big shoutout to the Italian Chairleaders.
Question: Blair has been wearing a ring on a necklace in all the Gossip Girl location pictures this season. Any idea why? —Kayla
Ausiello: I’m guessing it’s a symbol of the special pact she makes with Chuck in the premiere, but I could be wrong. (In case you’re wondering, said agreement involves them getting their personal crap together before committing to each other for good.)