I bet you thought you were only getting one from me this week. Well guess again. Welcome you heathens to a round of me doing something I do not do regularly; admit that I was wrong. One of the hardest and most painful things to do is admit that you were wrong when you clearly thought you weren’t. Nobody likes to see that “Told you so” face, especially me. Usually I just tend to smash in the face of the one giving it to me, but sometimes I just can’t. So, in regards to me admitting I am wrong, it comes time to fess up and face what I was so wrong about. We all have to someday, and that tme is nigh for your boy, Arthur.
I tend to form opinions on certain things without giving it a proper shot. Less so today than in the past, but I still have my old habits occasionally. I have compiled a modest list of certain things that I had deemed complete bullshit a while ago but now have a certain, shall we say obsession with. I won’t bog you all down with each and every one, but I will give you some of the more major/popular ones. And once again, just so we are all aware, it pains me to admit that I have buried these works at one point in my life. Here we go.
- Harry Potter
Greetings evil book nerds, I know there are a lot of you out there following this site. While I whole-heartedly enjoy being immersed in a great TV show or movie, I am a true book nerd at heart. And so I was glad that I was given the first couple books in The Southern Vampire Mysteries to enjoy, by author Charlaine Harris, before being corrupted by its remake on True Blood. This series, which I like to call “The Sookie Stackhouse Series”, is a 13 novel series following the life and adventures of Ms. Sookie Stackhouse, telepath and barmaid extraordinaire. The stories follow Sookie as she finds herself enveloped in the supernatural world of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Over the last couple years I have read all the novels. Last week I closed the final book with a heavy-heart, as Sookie is a woman who I have really enjoyed spending an incredible amount of page-turning time with these last few years. Today I am going to bring you some highlights and an overview of the series, hoping that Anna Paquin hasn’t already ruined Sookie’s image for everyone. Disclaimer: minor spoilers to follow.
Why does it feel like it has been forever since I have done a Villain Spotlight? Probably because it has. Welcome back my favorite little heathens! It is I, your favorite purveyor of the undead and blood filled monstrosities that haunt the night, Arthur Harkness, and today I am going to be delving into something I promised myself years ago I would not touch. When the show True Blood first came on the air, I was intrigued. It seemed like something I could get into, and something that could potentially be right up my alley. I waited patiently for the premier, and sat down on that fateful Sunday to watch this new show about Vampires and Werewolves and wereidiots and other supernatural beings that inhabit the city of Bon Temps LA. Popcorn in hand, and other devises of enjoyment in the other, I dove in….and immediately dove out. Goddamn Anna Paquin. If any of you have listened to our podcasts, you know I have a hatred for her and a few other choice actresses, and couldn’t bear to see her on screen for longer than 5 minutes maximum. I vowed never to watch it again.
Humans, shifters, werewolves, and vampires were obviously not enough species vying for the affections of the fair Sookie Stackhouse—she now as a new fairy love interest cast for season 6 of HBO’s True Blood. Keep reading for more details (spoilers abound for last season, ye be warned!).