Ufff, what a day. I had to drive a couple hours out to Hanover to do research, which meant a four-hour round trip without a trinityofone
to keep me company. What did
end up keeping me company was horrible, wretched cramps, and the steadily-growing conviction that what was sloshing around in my uterus was, in fact, radioactive sludge. That was fun. And for the record, Dartmouth College officially has the most bewildering library I have ever been in. Even my undergrad library, where the stacks were so maze-like and poorly lit you felt like you were going to discover the dessicated, decades-old corpse of some terminally puzzled freshman, was not as bad.
So, I'm kind of in a dim frame of mind tonight. And tonight's episode is about vampires, which, let me just say... I fucking hate vampires. Full disclosure: like a lot of teenaged girls in the mid-90s, I too went through a vampire phase: Dracula
, Gary Oldman being hot and brooding and star-crossed in the Francis Ford Coppola movie, Interview with the Vampire
and the Anne Rice vampire corpus, and then it was over and now I look back at my fifteen-year-old self and am all "What the shit, fifteen-year-old self? WHAT THE SHIT?" I loathe Twilight
for the simple fact that it contains vampires (the fact that it's horribly written is sort of a bonus). Alexander Skarsgard, fine, fine specimen of masculinity that he is, cannot induce me to watch even a microsecond of True Blood
. Don't get me started on the Vampire Diaries. I don't even like Bunnicula, and that's about a vampire bunny.
The only episodes of SPN I don't watch when I'm marathoning DVDs are the vampire episodes. Yes. I watch the episode with the bugs, and the one with the phantom ship. I do not watch the vampires. It's not that I can't handle their challenge to the restrictions of heteronormative post-Victorian sexuality, their blending of human and animal, or their marginal-yet-intimate-other existence (really, vampires are so far from the margin now, come on
), it's that I find them boring and stupid and overdone. Tonight feels almost like it might be the night of that episode with Paris Hilton. It's just something you watch for the sake of completeness.
Let's see how it goes, shall we?( insert biting/sucking puns hereCollapse )