***NOTICE – THIS MEANDERING IS OLD AND LIKELY NO LONGER RELEVANT ***
Yeah, thought that’s all it’d take for most of us to get started. I have some choice names for her if y’all are interested – please feel free to add your own:
- *Money-Grubbin’ Cu*t (I detest the word “cunt”, but I do feel it applies in her case)
- *Now-Talentless Hack (Hey, she started out fine! Then who knows…)
- *She Who Hires Drunk, Rabid, Psychotic Ghost-Writers
- *Money Whore (Wait…that was used earlier, right?)
- *Someone From Whom I’ll Never Buy Another Book (I named her that after #10)
Ahh, well, at least we have fanfic – and some awesome fics at that.
I’m afraid, however, that interest in my favorite genres will suffer now because of the combined fuckwittery of HBO and CH and that the number of SVM/True Blood fics will naturally decline, and that thought makes me sad. At least we still have our favorite fics by our favorite writers to go back and revisit – so long as ff lets them STAY up (BTW: we can save our favorite writer’s works via Storymaster, et all as long as ff will let them continue to work!).
But…will the posting continue? I realize that it’s entirely natural for people to move on to other fads, to leave the “well, the original content used to be awesome but now it’s swirling down the toilet” thing-of-the-moment and move on to other interests, but…yeah, the thought of writers abandoning Eric, Godric, Sookie, etc. does make me sad…
…especially when there’s a story I’d really love to see written, but is now even less likely to happen. (See what I did there? Great lead-in, eh?)
Wouldn’t it be nice to find a fic where pre-fairy Sookie has enough backbone to stand up to both Eric *and* the vampire world and demand to be treated as an equal (both in the female/male way AND in the interspecies way), and that Eric respects her enough to see her point, and loves her enough to actually change vampire politics and customs – and not just because he loves her, but because it’s the right thing to do?
I get so sick of all these fics where Sookie – for whatever reason – has to back down, bow down, and be subservient to not only Eric (which is sickening all on its own), but to the vampire world at large just because she’s female and she’s not a vampire.
There have been so many stories that started off absolutely great, and I truly enjoyed reading them, but…yeah…then comes the part where Sookie has to keep her mouth shut because some Vampire HeMan is speaking, or she has to do what she’s told like a good little mindless girl just some Manpire says so, or she has to act like she’s beneath Eric/whoever just because she’s the stupid little woman or she has to bow and scrape because bla bla bla bla bla… (Pardon me while I take an Alka Seltzer.)
Yeah, I’d love to see a story like that, and not one that starts out with Sookie being in some sort of contrived peril and Eric having to save her, or with her being some sort of slave or whatever sensationalistic shit and then having to fight her way up after being bought and degraded, etc (bla bla bla). I want the story to start out with Sookie already having a backbone and using the damn thing wisely. (No body wants a bull-headed Sookie, though – I’m so not saying she should be like that!!) Of course this doesn’t happen in every story (thank Godric…), but it does happen just often enough that it stepped on my ranter.
Just…why should SHE always be the one having to give over and change HER entire everything for him – why can’t HE change HIS world for her – and everyone else who lives in that mythical place?
Anyhow, if you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Srsly. And know that my rants are never directed at any one in particular, and are absolutely NEVER intended to hurt anyone’s feelings – ever. I’d much rather piss someone off than EVER hurt their feelings. My words are my own, and even *I* take them w/ a
grain of glass of Alka Seltzer…
Here’s something pretty as a “thank you” for making it this far into this post:
(Get used to him…he’ll be visiting often…)
NOW: Your turn! Sound off all you want! 😀