". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Even Billith, Even Benlow

With all our vamps in Burrell's Vamp Camp, why can't Our Sookie now finally be safe?  But no, her father must try to kill her, taking over All Our Beloved Lafayette.

There is so much wrong with this.

Starting with they were all in Authority prison just a couple of days ago!

And that retroconning of the Warlow and Niall backstory, all the way back to 3500 BCE?  And yet I still had to use my brain, such as it is, to figure out that those silly looking people with tents were ... fairies?  Did you think they were fairies?  Why were they fairies?  What were they doing?  They weren't singing or dancing or anything, just one of them giantly preggers ... the product of which must have been Niall the Fairy Godfather, that little kid whining by the campfire, all that's left after Warlow eats all his clan -- the first fairy-vamp.  Really?  So .... why is he still existing?  And if he developed his hate for Lilith back in 3500 BCE, why hadn't he managed it all this time?  Why has it taken all these thousands of years to have a Sookie, when surely it would have been even easier to have in earlier days.  So Niall must be Warlow's own kid, which makes Warlow's plan to mate with Sookie incest, doesn't it?  Why must they fight it out here and now, in the form of poor old Bill the Vampire?  And why must poor Louisiana be so plagued by such wars?  Doesn't she have more than enough to deal with from Mother Nature and Big Oil?

And then ... AND THEN ...  HBO goes and renews this preposterousity for a season .  Holy cow!

Thank goodness for Pam.

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