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Welcome into the light, convert. Welcome.
Eric has always put himself out for Sookie.
Join us in Eric-land. It’s wonderful here. Really.
But, srsly, this is one reason why we had the awful dual break-up and bromance. Because the fandom had a huge split between Eric and Bill. Eric was more popular, but there were at least ten percent of the fandom who were hard-core Bill/Sookie shippers, and more who were sympathetic. If Sookie had chosen Eric, and rejected Bill, these people would have been livid. Tempers were already so high that the two teams had constructed separate, parallel universes on most True Blood boards because every time the two groups mingled flame wars began. Eric and Sookie would have gotten together way too soon (NOT in keeping with the book plotlines for Sookie’s love life), and Bill would have been pointless as a character.
But this way we saw Eric and Bill become reluctant allies and friends. We were shown how loyal Eric was—TO BILL—and for those who adored Bill it became hard to hate Eric, his only ally at the Authority. Eric was the sane, moral vampire among the crazy chancellors. While the show insidiously worked to rehabilitate Eric in the eyes of hard-core Bill-lovers, they also undermined viewers’ trust in Bill. He betrayed Eric, hit Jessica, orchestrated a vampire civil war, killed anyone who defied him, and became a blood-thirsty religious fanatic. People who were on the fence about Bill were abandoning ship left and right as he became more extreme.
In the finale the showrunners took the last step. It was very carefully plotted. They had Eric go to Sookie and ask for her to help save Bill. The writer (Alan Ball) engineers it so that Eric has faith in Bill’s love for Sookie and its redemptive power. Eric is making all the Bill lover’s arguments for them. It’s hard to hate someone who’s on your side, even if he was the main rival for your OTP. It gets even harder when he’s flawlessly heroic and handsome while trying to save his nemesis, your favorite character. He insists on being reasonable and trying to talk Bill down from his madness. Meanwhile Bill, your erstwhile favorite, is reaching new levels of dickishness. He’s insulting Sookie. He’s casting doubt on all his previous loving behavior toward her, claiming it was a lie. He calls her an abomination. Then HE rejects HER and chooses power over love. He kills himself, drinking all Lilith’s blood to become her chosen one. Sookie and Eric risked their lives to save him, but he chose to reject his humanity.
How can you keep shipping your OTP, when part of the couple decides they will betray the other? How can you keep hating your rival when he’s the only one who loves and protects the girl? Well, you can’t.
As you can see from this confession, many former B/S shippers are transferring their allegiances. These sorts of confessions are all over the You Tube comments sections for clips from the last 2 episodes. Leigh Raines over at TV.fanatic (she participates in a weekly round table about the show) confessed in this week’s round table: “The final scene just blew my mind. I was always kinda on the Bill/Sookie team but after everything he said, and Eric showing how much he cared for her, I am off Bill. Or should I say Billith?”
So the strategy worked. They didn’t piss off 10-15% of their audience by cavalierly dismissing Bill from Sookie’s life. They let Bill dismiss himself, and gradually become so unlikable that it took real effort to continue shipping him with her. Of course, there’s a portion of the fandom that will never give Bill up. You will have to pry their idol from their cold, dead fingers. But it’s a much SMALLER part of the fandom than it was prior to season 5’s bromance. This switch also had many other benefits. It kept Sookie and Eric apart for another season. It gave Bill an intriguing new role in the story, instead of making him a boring narrative dead end. It tempered some of the team acrimony, reducing it from a Jets versus Sharks vendetta to a dull background roar.
Finally i am able to live in a world where everyone will be Eric/Sookie shippers and there will be unicorn and rainbows and puppies.
TVLINE | So, is Bill God now?
I don’t want to say if he is or he isn’t. Who’s to say what Lilith really is? He is still Bill but he is something different.
TVLINE | So there is some of the old Bill in there?
It is Bill, but it is a transformed Bill. He is not a completely new person. It’s not like his memories or his experiences have been left out and he’s just a baby.
TVLINE | Can he revert back to the old Bill?
Well, that’s the question: Is he going to be evil? What does he want? What is he going to do? Will he be able to revert back to Bill? That’s for future seasons. The implication, certainly, is that he is more ferocious.
This makes me a lot happy because yes, THERE IS NO WAY to say that what emerged from the goo wasn’t Bill anymore. IT IS. :)
Collateral damage of his “Grand Scheme” thus far:
- Bitch-slapping his progeny across the room Eric Cartman style (RESPECT MAH AUTHORITAH!)
- Blowing up all of the True Blood factories
- The casualties of said bombings
- The Vampires vs Humans war that broke up because of the factory bombings
- If things had gone his way, then Jason’s human life
I’m sure I missed a lot but even with just these… How can whatever he’s hypothetically up to possibly be worth all of this?
And maybe even Sookie’s murder by Russell (he neglecting to tell her).
Well. MUST BE SOME AWESOME SHIT LIKE…
PEACE ON EARTH OR SOMETHING DEEP SHIT, RIGHT?
*bangs head in the wall*
*throw things across the room*
Lilith mistakenly thought Bill was latino and proclaimed him to be “The chosen Juan”
Reasons i love Chandler.
No matter who the companion is, Bill’s sex moves consist of:
- Bill sees a hole.
- Bill shoves it in.
- THE END.
Foreplay is for cowards and those not in touch with their HUMANITY.
The only scene that doesn’t follow this formula is the deflowering of Sookie, where he spent like two minutes petting her before shoving it in and gnawing at her neck. What a guy, what a fella, what a master of the sexual arts.
Watching Bill’s sex scenes is like a real life version of mashing two Barbies together to mimic sex.
It’s just plain RUDE.
Bill likes to base his sex life off of @wtffanfiction
Jessica told him the “WTF” stands for “Way To Fuck!”
Nothing more to add.