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unreconstructed fangirl

Here’s what I hate: people making fun of girls and women for their far-off dream lovers, and women and girls feeling ashamed of having them. The hell with that. This blog is about obsessions indulged and an experience that we all have at some time or another in our lives: that of being in love with a creature of pure imagination.

My pleasures are not guilty, and "fangirling" doesn't have to be stupid. But, if it is?
I'm totally ok with that, too.

Posts tagged bill compton:


Thanks! That’s nice of you to say.
I think I find it easier to forgive him because although he tricked her, and that wasn’t nice, he did leave her the choice of whether to ‘help’ him or not, rather than standing by and watching her be beaten half to death and then forcing it on her. I find it easier to forgive Eric because rather than having creepy, horrible dreams about him as she does with Bill, she had beautiful, sunny, pleasurable dreams — which tells me that the essence and intentions communicated by Eric’s blood are different from Bill’s: I think Bill wanted to manipulate her, fuck her and drain her, and Eric wanted to protect her and love her.
Also, with the benefit of all we know now, everything about Bill is unforgivable and everything about Eric is that he is a million times the better man, and far from unforgivable. 

Thanks! That’s nice of you to say.

I think I find it easier to forgive him because although he tricked her, and that wasn’t nice, he did leave her the choice of whether to ‘help’ him or not, rather than standing by and watching her be beaten half to death and then forcing it on her. I find it easier to forgive Eric because rather than having creepy, horrible dreams about him as she does with Bill, she had beautiful, sunny, pleasurable dreams — which tells me that the essence and intentions communicated by Eric’s blood are different from Bill’s: I think Bill wanted to manipulate her, fuck her and drain her, and Eric wanted to protect her and love her.

Also, with the benefit of all we know now, everything about Bill is unforgivable and everything about Eric is that he is a million times the better man, and far from unforgivable. 

Anon No. 1: I don’t think Buckner thinks that. Because I don’t think he’s spoiling any of the real shit, because… WHY WOULD HE? Or, let’s put it this way: if he really thinks that then I whole-heartedly agree — he is an idiot. I suspect, however, that he doesn’t think that. He thinks that Bill is now faced with how evil he was to her and is sorry, and now the question is, can he be forgiven?
Regardless of what I may think of Bill and his evil, he has never been presented by the show as uncomplicatedly evil. Bill thinks of himself as good. I think Buckner wants to create an arena in which to resolve the relationship. One way to do that is to create tension between Bill and another dude Sookie is not going to end up with so that she is forced to make choices. It is my fervent hope that TB will not make us watch Sookie choose one of those two fuckfaces, because I agree — I hate them both. I think that Sookie will have the opportunity to finally say “No” to BILL. Not Billith, but just Bill. I think it also can’t last between her and Alcide.
That leaves Eric out of the muck for when they finally get around to resolving THAT. I don’t think he’s said a goddamned thing that indicates that a story like this isn’t possible, and I think that there is no way that renewing Sookie’s romance with Bill is a viable narrative option, so it doesn’t worry me at all that they actually will.
Anon No. 2: I’m pretty sure no one around here wants to buy any of what I’m selling.

Anon No. 1: I don’t think Buckner thinks that. Because I don’t think he’s spoiling any of the real shit, because… WHY WOULD HE? Or, let’s put it this way: if he really thinks that then I whole-heartedly agree — he is an idiot. I suspect, however, that he doesn’t think that. He thinks that Bill is now faced with how evil he was to her and is sorry, and now the question is, can he be forgiven?

Regardless of what I may think of Bill and his evil, he has never been presented by the show as uncomplicatedly evil. Bill thinks of himself as good. I think Buckner wants to create an arena in which to resolve the relationship. One way to do that is to create tension between Bill and another dude Sookie is not going to end up with so that she is forced to make choices. It is my fervent hope that TB will not make us watch Sookie choose one of those two fuckfaces, because I agree — I hate them both. I think that Sookie will have the opportunity to finally say “No” to BILL. Not Billith, but just Bill. I think it also can’t last between her and Alcide.

That leaves Eric out of the muck for when they finally get around to resolving THAT. I don’t think he’s said a goddamned thing that indicates that a story like this isn’t possible, and I think that there is no way that renewing Sookie’s romance with Bill is a viable narrative option, so it doesn’t worry me at all that they actually will.

Anon No. 2: I’m pretty sure no one around here wants to buy any of what I’m selling.

Did you see the bit on tvline about season 7 being about whether Bill can be forgiven? asked by finiteramblings

Yes I did.

For me there has never really been a question of whether Bill would eventually, in some way, be redeemed. I mean, please don’t get me wrong: I HATE BILL, for all the millions of reasons we have all enumerated millions of times, but it’s also clear that while in my mind rapist vs. not a rapist is a fairly simple binary equation, Bill has never been presented as simple good or simply evil — at least not overtly. I think the story WILL find him some measure of forgiveness, but I don’t think that means his sins will be forgotten. Bill has gone too far to start over, so no amount of “reset” can achieve that end. Ultimately, the only thing that can actually redeem Bill is a good death.

And, frankly, if only for Sookie’s sake, I want to see him gain some measure of forgiveness. In Sookie’s mind, she was stupid enough to give this terrible man her heart. She was so blind to his evil and so beguiled by her own desires and his blood that she allowed herself to be seriously duped. I want her to forgive him and forgive herself. I never want to see her in that position again, and I think the only way out is through. I want Bill to do something that earns him some measure of forgiveness so she can forgive herself for all the things that fully aren’t her fault, but for which she still obviously blames herself. 

So, the question of forgiveness for BIll doesn’t really get me up on my hind legs. He will never erase what he is and what he’s done. Forgiveness means moving on, not going backwards.

Indeed. And, officially living in a world of his own devising.

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Pretty convinced that everything that happened before the time jump is straight outta Bill’s best-seller

And thus… BILLSHIT.

Yes, but I don’t think you’re picking up what I’m putting down. I think Bill us endgame in his own mind. I think this whole episode took place in Bill’s fevered brain. It is sickly.
I agree with those who are saying that the fat lady hasn’t sung. I’m not saying I LIKED it, I’m just saying that I cannot really get my head around the idea that that whole episode wasn’t SUPREME BILLSHIT on purpose.

Yes, but I don’t think you’re picking up what I’m putting down. I think Bill us endgame in his own mind. I think this whole episode took place in Bill’s fevered brain. It is sickly.

I agree with those who are saying that the fat lady hasn’t sung. I’m not saying I LIKED it, I’m just saying that I cannot really get my head around the idea that that whole episode wasn’t SUPREME BILLSHIT on purpose.

Ok. I watched it.

And, I have to say — the whole thing was just fucking SYSTEMATICALLY horrifying. Like, LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED horrifying. As if they sat down and said: how can we really fuck this whole story in the ass?

Not that it really makes me less fucking OVER IT that this is the finale before we wait 9 months to find out what happened, but I find it hard to believe that anyone with a paying job as a scriptwriter is THIS BAD at their job without doing it on purpose. 

It’s because of that that I think this was narrative fuckery from Bill’s POV. I mean, seriously: “Bill was right about EVERYTHING?” Vampires dancing The fucking CHARLESTON on his porch? A dance from the 20’s? Such a colourful moment in Bill’s past! Getting ready to play Croquet?? Tara can never hate him again? Pam hugs Sookie?!? Along with how he watches mournfully from the window, mooning over his lost love and has to be convinced by his naive little romantic of a progeny to go after her because “BILL COMPTON WOULD WALK THROUGH FIRE TO SAVE HER LIFE?” It’s like someone else is telling a story about him that he wants to believe. Then he’s a non-stop huge hero for the rest of the episode?

Riiiiiiiight.

The tossed off death for Eric, where he’s is sunning himself, like a giant nude idiot, mourning his lost love in the mountains? Reading a book about lost love?

If this is being told Rashomon style, there is an explanation for all this. Otherwise, it’s like they all sat in the writers’ room and said: “How can we SYSTEMATICALLY destroy 6 years of careful story-telling and piss off the majority of the fans completely?”

I mean, they did such a thorough job of it… Is that even possible without meaning to? Maybe I’m grasping at straws here, and I’m not saying I’m particularly optimistic, but… I did not believe a bit of that shit.

From Vulture.com

A good article — and I loved how satisfying Eric’s vengeance was alongside how petulant Bill was the whole time at vamp camp.

switchbladekiller:

Yeah Bill, it’s ALL about Eric! :)

CURSES! FOILED AGAIN!

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exitpursuedbyasloth:

Bill can’t end up a stain on somebody’s carpet fast enough for me.

He really is pure, unadulterated asshole. Are there really still people who love him and love them together? And, whatever they’re on, I want none of it.

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fortheloveofsookie:

Bill is one of the “principal” characters so hey…I’m gonna get uncharacteristically positive and say it’s gonna be him.

That’s what I think. There’s no more story left for Bill. If he’s still Billith? BORING. If he’s just Bill again? BORING. If they make him human again and back with Sookie?

I WILL CUT SOME BITCHES, AND I AM NOT EVEN KIDDING, BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE FUCKING HORRIBLE.

The bottom line is that, if he is not a viable love interest for Sookie, Bill is not a useful character to keep around. I have a feeling Warlow will not be over this season, and he’s a better villain, and Sookie’s only viable love interest according to EVERY SINGLE THING about the story is Eric.

Also, they know that if Eric dies, they are going to lose more than half their viewership. 

It’ll be Bill, for my money.

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Can we just revisit this? As I’ve said, I would not be at all surprised if Bill bites it this season, and I think it needs to happen in a redemptive manner. What if he goes to the facility full of magic fairy blood, lets all the other vampires drink from him, they all get high as kites and walk out in broad daylight, but Bill, meanwhile, is too drained to be sun-proof and THEN THE ROOF OPENS.
I mean, we’ve seen all the vampires high as kites at vamp camp, and they made an awfully big point of showing us that Bill is not sun proof at the beginning of the season…
…I’m just sayin’.

Can we just revisit this? As I’ve said, I would not be at all surprised if Bill bites it this season, and I think it needs to happen in a redemptive manner. What if he goes to the facility full of magic fairy blood, lets all the other vampires drink from him, they all get high as kites and walk out in broad daylight, but Bill, meanwhile, is too drained to be sun-proof and THEN THE ROOF OPENS.

I mean, we’ve seen all the vampires high as kites at vamp camp, and they made an awfully big point of showing us that Bill is not sun proof at the beginning of the season…

…I’m just sayin’.

ohiogurl:

unreconstructedfangirl:

heartsofwarriors:

I think it’s interesting that Niall compares Sookie’s fae ball power to the sun, and that the prophecy says that the sun will be what kills Lilith. Just something to think about. It may not be the actual sun.

All the day-walking abilities in the world can’t stop a fae fire ball.

You know what would really change the tone of the show? BILL’S DEATH. I’m just sayin’.

All the love for this post. From your lips to the writers’ ears. I doubt they’d have the courage to go there, but it did strike me that after the war is over (and supposedly it’s over this season), Bill is too superpowered to have a regular story arc. Without a big bad to face, Bill’s powers and his obvious power-hunger make him a problem. How do you cage him in Bon Temps once the war’s over? Cause he’ll want to be the vampire god, or prophet, or some such. That will fling the storylines out to the wider world just when the showrunners want to bring everything in a little. I wonder how they neutralize super-Bill in the finale.

If Bill’s mission this season is to save his progeny, and if, as everyone seems to indicate, redemption is not outside his grasp, then what better way for him to do both than to sacrifice himself for them all? I know there are those who don’t want to see Bill redeemed somehow, but I’m not among them. For me, it’s horrible to see Sookie interact with him having given up on all she once thought she loved. The only thing she takes from the experience is how wrong she was to give him her heart, and that’s so sad.

Bill has always been a fucking weasel, but I do think he’s always been a conflicted, self-deceptive one who couldn’t see his own true face. His grandiloquent speeches about love were the last vestiges of his idealism talking, saying things he’d murdered in himself decades before because he’s weak and has never had the strength of any conviction. He’s been both a victim and a victimiser, but I’d love to see him rise above it just enough to give his life for the others, and give Sookie something to remember that isn’t just evil.

And, you’re right — what the fuck are they going to do with Bill, story-wise, at the end of this season? If he’s still Billith, are we going to carry on with that? Boring! If Lillith is neutralised, are we going back to the same old conflict and love triangle? Boring! I think Bill’s story has run it’s course. 

There’s a lot of death this season, but so far there hasn’t been one that didn’t stick (I don’t buy it that it was Bill not dying when he was staked. He never even remotely appeared to die. The point of that scene was that he did not die) and there hasn’t yet been one that changes the tone of the show — I mean, I loved Terry, but he was another character whose story was played out in a lot of ways, and the whole ifrit thing last season was largely uncompelling. The thing that Terry really added to the show was a sense of decency and goodness, but there are so many other characters who do that, too. Terry’s death, as sad as it is, does not change the tone.

Bill’s totally would. 

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heartsofwarriors:

I think it’s interesting that Niall compares Sookie’s fae ball power to the sun, and that the prophecy says that the sun will be what kills Lilith. Just something to think about. It may not be the actual sun.

All the day-walking abilities in the world can’t stop a fae fire ball.

You know what would really change the tone of the show? BILL’S DEATH. I’m just sayin’.

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I just really like this image. 

I just really like this image. 

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