[Exit, Pursued By A Sloth]

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Jul 9
1. LAFAYETTE “LALA” REYNOLDS:


2. HIS COUSIN, TARA “HATERS CAN SUCK IT” THORNTON:


3. THEIR FRIENDS SOOKIE STACKHOUSE:




4. AND HER BROTHER JASON:

(BONUS: JUDGEY SIBLINGS ARE JUDGING YOU!!)

5. SHERIFF ERIC NORTHMAN (FORMER VIKING, CURRENT VAMPIRE):


6. HIS DAUGHTER PAMELA SHITTON-OF-HYPHENATED-FRENCH-SURNAMES (FORMER MADAM, CURRENT VAMPIRE):


7. GINGER, HOWLER MONKEY OF MY HEART:

8. STEVE NEWLIN:


9. KING RUSSELL EDGINGTON:

10. BANANA NAN FLANAGAN:

11. THIS ONE RANDOM DUDE WITH A GREAT BOWLER HAT, OVERALLS, MUTTONCHOPS AND FU MANCHU COMBO:

SEASONS 1-3 ARE JUST FUCKING PERFECTION (MY ONLY MAJOR COMPLAINT IS SOMETIMES THEY DON’T USE THEIR TIME WELL). SEASONS 4-5 ARE GOOD, BUT NOT AS GOOD, I DON’T THINK THEY FULFILLED THE FULL POTENTIAL OF THEIR STORYLINES. THERE’S A CERTAIN INTERPRETATION OF SEASON 4 THAT ACTUALLY MAKES IT AWESOME (WHICH I CAN SPOIL YOU ON IF YOU WANT), BUT SEASON 5 WAS KIND OF DEAD ON THE INSIDE (WHICH ACTUALLY KIND OF WORKS WITH SOOKIE’S EMOTIONAL STATE AT THE TIME, BUT IT DOESN’T MAKE FOR FUN WATCHING). AND I LIKE HOW SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T TELL IF THE SHOW IS ACTUALLY SUBVERSIVE GENIUS UTILIZING NARRATIVE FUCKERY TO IT’S FULLEST POTENTIAL, OR JUST COMPLETE BULLSHIT, AND MAN THAT CREATES SOME WONDERFUL SUSPENSE.
DESPITE BEING A SHOW WITH VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES AND SHIT, TRUE BLOOD HAS ONE OF THE MOST REALISTIC DEPICTIONS OF AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP I’VE SEEN ON TV (THIS AIN’T NO LIFETIME SHIT). OF COURSE, THAT MEANS IT CAN BE INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING TO WATCH SOMETIMES. A LOT OF FANS DIRECTED THEIR ANGER/FRUSTRATION TOWARDS THE VICTIM, BLAMING HER FOR BEING STUPID/FOOLISH, AND NOT SO MUCH ON THE DOUCHEBAG ABUSING HER, AND HAHA THAT IS A THING THAT NEEEEVER HAPPENS IN REAL LIFE OH NO AHAHAHHAH [STABS SELF IN THE EYE WITH SALAD FORK]. 
[AND BECAUSE OF THAT ABUSE STORYLINE, SEXUAL ASSAULT IS AN ISSUE THAT GETS ADDRESSED. MULTIPLE TIMES, AND THE CHARACTERS HANDLE IT IN DIFFERENT WAYS, SOMETIMES IN NOT THE BEST WAYS.]
AND THE CAST ISN’T JUST A BUNCH OF STRAIGHT WHITE PEOPLE, WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. AND WHILE RACE AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION ARE FEATURED IN THE STORYLINES OF THE PoC AND GAY/BISEXUAL/LESBIAN CHARACTERS, THEIR STORYLINES DON’T REVOLVE AROUND THEM BEING BLACK/BROWN/GAY/ETC.
AND I AM OBSESSED WITH THE SARTORIAL SYMBOLISM IN THIS SHOW, BECAUSE THEY HAVE A SYSTEM SET-UP WHERE CERTAIN COLORS AND PATTERNS MEAN CERTAIN THINGS, AND ONE OF THESE DAYS I AM GOING TO FINISH THAT FUCKING META ON IT I SWEAR TO GOD.
ALSO, BILL COMPTON IS FUCKING AWFUL AND WE DON’T LIKE HIM AND WANT ALL THE BAD THINGS IN THE WORLD TO HAPPEN TO HIM AND ONLY TO HIM.

1. LAFAYETTE “LALA” REYNOLDS:

2. HIS COUSIN, TARA “HATERS CAN SUCK IT” THORNTON:

3. THEIR FRIENDS SOOKIE STACKHOUSE:

4. AND HER BROTHER JASON:

(BONUS: JUDGEY SIBLINGS ARE JUDGING YOU!!)

5. SHERIFF ERIC NORTHMAN (FORMER VIKING, CURRENT VAMPIRE):

6. HIS DAUGHTER PAMELA SHITTON-OF-HYPHENATED-FRENCH-SURNAMES (FORMER MADAM, CURRENT VAMPIRE):

7. GINGER, HOWLER MONKEY OF MY HEART:

8. STEVE NEWLIN:

9. KING RUSSELL EDGINGTON:

10. BANANA NAN FLANAGAN:

11. THIS ONE RANDOM DUDE WITH A GREAT BOWLER HAT, OVERALLS, MUTTONCHOPS AND FU MANCHU COMBO:

SEASONS 1-3 ARE JUST FUCKING PERFECTION (MY ONLY MAJOR COMPLAINT IS SOMETIMES THEY DON’T USE THEIR TIME WELL). SEASONS 4-5 ARE GOOD, BUT NOT AS GOOD, I DON’T THINK THEY FULFILLED THE FULL POTENTIAL OF THEIR STORYLINES. THERE’S A CERTAIN INTERPRETATION OF SEASON 4 THAT ACTUALLY MAKES IT AWESOME (WHICH I CAN SPOIL YOU ON IF YOU WANT), BUT SEASON 5 WAS KIND OF DEAD ON THE INSIDE (WHICH ACTUALLY KIND OF WORKS WITH SOOKIE’S EMOTIONAL STATE AT THE TIME, BUT IT DOESN’T MAKE FOR FUN WATCHING). AND I LIKE HOW SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T TELL IF THE SHOW IS ACTUALLY SUBVERSIVE GENIUS UTILIZING NARRATIVE FUCKERY TO IT’S FULLEST POTENTIAL, OR JUST COMPLETE BULLSHIT, AND MAN THAT CREATES SOME WONDERFUL SUSPENSE.

DESPITE BEING A SHOW WITH VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES AND SHIT, TRUE BLOOD HAS ONE OF THE MOST REALISTIC DEPICTIONS OF AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP I’VE SEEN ON TV (THIS AIN’T NO LIFETIME SHIT). OF COURSE, THAT MEANS IT CAN BE INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING TO WATCH SOMETIMES. A LOT OF FANS DIRECTED THEIR ANGER/FRUSTRATION TOWARDS THE VICTIM, BLAMING HER FOR BEING STUPID/FOOLISH, AND NOT SO MUCH ON THE DOUCHEBAG ABUSING HER, AND HAHA THAT IS A THING THAT NEEEEVER HAPPENS IN REAL LIFE OH NO AHAHAHHAH [STABS SELF IN THE EYE WITH SALAD FORK].

[AND BECAUSE OF THAT ABUSE STORYLINE, SEXUAL ASSAULT IS AN ISSUE THAT GETS ADDRESSED. MULTIPLE TIMES, AND THE CHARACTERS HANDLE IT IN DIFFERENT WAYS, SOMETIMES IN NOT THE BEST WAYS.]

AND THE CAST ISN’T JUST A BUNCH OF STRAIGHT WHITE PEOPLE, WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. AND WHILE RACE AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION ARE FEATURED IN THE STORYLINES OF THE PoC AND GAY/BISEXUAL/LESBIAN CHARACTERS, THEIR STORYLINES DON’T REVOLVE AROUND THEM BEING BLACK/BROWN/GAY/ETC.

AND I AM OBSESSED WITH THE SARTORIAL SYMBOLISM IN THIS SHOW, BECAUSE THEY HAVE A SYSTEM SET-UP WHERE CERTAIN COLORS AND PATTERNS MEAN CERTAIN THINGS, AND ONE OF THESE DAYS I AM GOING TO FINISH THAT FUCKING META ON IT I SWEAR TO GOD.

ALSO, BILL COMPTON IS FUCKING AWFUL AND WE DON’T LIKE HIM AND WANT ALL THE BAD THINGS IN THE WORLD TO HAPPEN TO HIM AND ONLY TO HIM.