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Monday, July 2, 2012

MEETING YOUR SEXUALITY....





Myths
and stereotypes, lies and truths, religious and social patterns consciously and unconsciously influence our
choices in all aspects of life and sexuality.







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are gay; 







lesbian 







OR straight?

TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 5, EPISODE 4 - WE'LL MEET AGAIN





First things first: Why did we
picture Scott Foley, whose character’s name I can’t even remember, when Eric
released Pam and Alcide was last seen FINALLY making out with Sookie on her
couch? Because this is the only photo spoilerphobic HBO provided of the episode.
(I would have settled for a shot of Roman’s blood-splattered face, even.) Let’s
dig in.



So as we expected, Pam saved Tara
from her suicide mission at Curl Up & Fry. Watching Pam pull off a bit of
Tara’s melted skin reminded me of last season when Pam had to have her skin
peeled. Like mother like daughter! Tara wanted to finish the job, but Pam
pulled an “As your maker, I command you...” on her, so she couldn’t.





Bill and Eric, still rigged with
iStakes, were set free and returned to Fangtasia because Eric needed to
question Pam about whether she’d help free Russell. As far as the boys know,
only four people knew where he was buried -- Bill, Eric, Alcide, and her. After
Pam informed Eric he was a grandfather -- hilarious -- Bill took Tara to Eric’s
office where she could finally change out of her bloody clothes and into a
Fangtasia T-shirt, impersonate Pam’s “As your maker” command (also hilarious),
and tell Bill he needs to stop worrying about Sookie above all else. She will
always be fine, Tara said, because there will always be a fool willing to take
a bullet for Sookie -- and look where it got her. Eric, meanwhile, had Pam
pinned to the bar with his hand around her throat.





Pam told Eric she’d gladly die 1,000
deaths for him before she’d ever betray him, but if he couldn’t trust her more
than Bill or Alcide, he should just say the words and release her. Eric told
Bill he believed Pam, so they have no idea who the leak is. From the way Bill
talked -- asking Eric if Nora found out about Russell and wanted to raise him
as an ally -- I guess we are supposed to believe she really was helping to plan
a coup against Roman. Still, Eric said there’s no way she could have known.





The next night, Pam woke up in her
basement coffin wearing a pink track suit and high heels -- naturally. She
checked on Tara in her coffin, and Eric came downstairs. I love that this scene
-- Eric releasing her not because he didn’t trust or care about her but because
he wants to ensure his legacy lives on with her -- took place there. It made me
think back to a happier time -- when Lafayette was being held captive in the
basement and Eric dismembered that guy and asked Lafayette if he had blood in his hair because





Pam was giving him highlights and would kill him. Eric told Pam that
searching for Russell was a suicide mission, and even if he and Bill succeeded,
the Authority could still have their heads for treason. He needed her to live
when he’s gone. She’s a maker now, so their blood will thrive. Pam accepted it,
and they stood on the stairs embracing as she cried. My question: She can still choose to
stand by him even though he released her, right? Just because he won’t summon
her doesn’t mean she can’t come.





Pam has started to take her maker
responsibilities seriously, which should mean Rutina Wesley will finally get
something to do other than sulk and rage this season. Pam awoke Tara from her
sleep, and you could tell she’d been crying blood recently. She had a woman
with her, Melanie, and told Tara she needed to feed. “Seriously, three days old
and she has an eating disorder. Why me?” Pam quipped to Melanie. Tara refused
to see humans as food, even if Melanie insisted she was delicious, so Pam
commanded her to drink. “This is who you are now. Top of the chain. No human
can hurt you any longer. They’re yours to savor,” Pam said. “No human can hurt
you any longer” -- she may finally be talking Tara’s language. What will Pam
and Tara do if they’re not helping Eric and Bill? Ideas?





Tara was right about people always
having Sookie’s back. Well, some people. Knowing that she’d told Alcide the
truth, even if she’d left his name out of it for now, Lafayette was pissed.
There were many times he could have sold her “peach pie ass” out and hadn’t.
Sookie told him she had to trust that what Gran taught her was true: If you do
the right thing, it will turn out okay. She went to see Jason and confessed
about killing Debbie and having Tara turned. She was tired of ruining people’s
lives. She wanted him to arrest her before Alcide went to Andy in the morning,
but he wouldn’t do it. Jessica was still there and heard everything Sookie said.





The next day at Merlotte’s, Sookie
could hear everyone’s thoughts, including Holly’s, and knew they all hated her
for what she’d done to Tara. Lafayette, still fuming, went all brujo on her
car, chanting as he scratched the hood. (Good thing no customers witnessed
that.) On her way home, the car kept accelerating and wouldn’t let her break.
She had to jump out of it and roll, right before it slammed into a pole,
because it had no airbags. That whole scene looked rather cheesy. Like The
Vampire Diaries
True Blood has the vamp-related effects
down perfectly, and when they venture outside that (forTVD, it’s
explosions), it’s needlessly laughable. How did Sookie survive that with, like,
no scrapes? She doesn’t have any vampire blood in her now, right?





Lafayette eventually found Sookie’s
car and called to make sure she was okay. She was feelin’ no pain. Who knew she
had a full bar in her kitchen cupboard?





I think drunk Sookie lying on her
couch, changing the lyrics to “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” -- if you’re
not into vampires, if they shot half your brain, if you like making love at or
in a cemetery -- is my all-time favorite Sookie scene. Very Bridget Jones,
very relatable. Alcide showed up and told Sookie that he’d told Debbie’s
parents she was dead. Sookie assumed that meant he’d told them she was her
killer, but we’d seen his visit: he told them after he’d broken up with Debbie,
Marcus made a move on her and Debbie had resisted. Marcus bragged to him later
about killing her, thinking Alcide wouldn’t care and would respect him more as
an alpha, and Alcide had then killed Marcus. That last bit, he told the Pelts,
any Shreveport wolf would confirm. Pretty solid lie, Alcide. Well done.





He told Sookie he thought they
believed him. We know they did because they left town. Andy thought something
still felt wrong, so he was going to get a search warrant for every property
within 500 yards of where Debbie’s car was found -- which would include
Sookie’s place. Luckily, Jessica took it upon herself to visit Andy and glamour
him into thinking the case was closed and not even remembering the name Debbie
Pelt, her car, or her parents. Gran was right after all.





Sookie
said she knew Alcide was probably still furious with her for not telling him
about Debbie sooner, but she wanted him to know how grateful she was for the
lie he’d told (which really was the best way he could have
handled the situation). Do you think, since Sookie said he smelled like Aqua
Velva, Alcide came there hoping they’d not only make up but also make out?





Alcide
sat down on her couch, which he made look so tiny, and proceeded to drink.
Sookie told him she hadn’t felt that good since who knows when. Everyone hated
her, but they could just bite her -- those who hadn’t already. She’d killed his
ex-girlfriend but Alcide was still talking to her, she noted. He said he was
there primarily for the alcohol, and she tried to get him to drink more of the
Tara specialty she’d made for him. He didn’t want more because he wasn’t drunk
to that point where you can pretty much drink anything regardless of taste. She
said he’d do it because he’d do anything for her, he was in love with her.





“Screw you,” he said. “That’s what
you think, huh?” And, since she was already in his face, she kissed him. It was
definitely hot, but I would have been okay with some low growling on his part.
Fingers crossed, we'll get it at the start of next week’s episode -- if Bill
and Eric, who were watching from outside through a window, decide not to
interrupt them immediately.





Eric: Awkward time for a drop in,
Bill.


Bill:
Jessica mentioned Sookie had been having a rough go of it.


[Cut
to Sookie straddling Alcide on the couch
]


Eric:
She seems to be recovering nicely.





Bill
made it sound like they weren’t going to give Sookie a choice about helping
them find Russell -- will they threaten Alcide? -- but I really do hope they
let her finish what she started. We’re due for a good sex scene, and Alcide (who’s
wanted her for so long) and Sookie (who’s drunker than a birthday girl seeingMagic
Mike
) could definitely deliver. (Could Alcide be drunk enough to do some
body rolls to “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)”? Maybe Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded”?
Make it rain, Sook!)





Speaking of sex scenes we’d like to
see, we’re still waiting for Roman to do the full monty. At least we got to see
him shirtless again in bed, watching Nora be tortured on his MacBook Pro. Sexy!
Nora refused to give names of those she’s working with. Roman said Salome would
have to get them out of her.





The Chancellors, meanwhile, were
still wondering if Bill and Eric were playing them. Why not install bugs into
the iStakes? There have been uprisings against the Authority’s mainstreaming
movement on four of the seven continents, we learned. They watched Nora praying
on her knees in her cell. “Wake up sister, it’s just a book,” Dieter Braun
said. “I know the guy who wrote it, and he was high the whole time.” Cougar
Town
’s Barb said the Guardian doesn’t like them disparaging the book. The
little boy-looking Chancellor, Alexander Drew, said Roman was “busy with his
own woman on her knees.” Twisted. Loved it.





Roman and Salome went to see Nora,
and Roman told her she doesn’t seem like a leader. He wanted the name of the
person who had swayed her. She told him to f--- off. She was ready to die the
true death, but when Roman threatened to detonate Eric's and Bill’s iStakes,
she was slightly more willing to talk. How would she know they’d be spared?
Salome performed some kind of blood ritual, marking both their chests with her
own blood, and said Bill and Eric would be spared if she gave them a name. Nora
broke down crying in Salome’s arms.





I thought she was protecting Salome,
and I suppose she still could be, but later, as Roman did more posturing and
shouting around the table, we found out it was the kid, Drew. At first, he
tried to say the video that had been uncovered of him draining a human was a
memento. Then, after Roman pointed out he’d sent it to known enemies of the
Authority with the encrypted message “sympathy and solidarity,” he tried to say
he was attempting to infiltrate them and gain their trust. Roman didn’t let him
finish -- he staked him. Blood went everywhere, especially over Roman’s face.
He told the other chancellors to deliver a message to their constituents: “You
will fall in line.” Oh, Roman. I know you feel threatened, but why don’t you
change out of that blue power suit into a nice cashmere sweater, sit back in
front of a fireplace with a glass of Tru Blood, and relax for five minutes. You
are going to drive yourself crazy. That will be fun to watch, too,
actually, if your wardrobe can have just a bit of variety.





We’ve long been waiting for the
payoff of Andy’s little romp in the woods with that fairy, and we finally got
it in this episode. That judge who’d asked Andy to take care of his son’s
ticket -- “I wish I could bring him to you for all his problems, but uh, you ain’t
a gynecologist” -- wanted to take Andy and Jason out to celebrate. He picked
them up in a limo with a few girls, who blindfolded the men. They took them to
the woods where we saw Jessica chase that male fairy and stepped them through a
portal into a strip club straight out of a low-budget Baz Luhrmann film. It
turns out the judge comes there every weekend and is a VIP. The judge quickly
went off with a lady, and the fairy Andy had been with, Maurella, occupied him.
(What about Holly, Andy? Boo.)





Jason was busy getting a lap dance,
but the fairy knew he was thinking of someone else -- a vampire. His cousin
Hadley was there, working as a waitress. She was surprised to hear Sookie was
alive and told Jason they had to bring Sookie to this fairy safe house before
the vampires killed her -- just like they’d done his parents. Record scratch.
He thought his parents had been killed in the flood. Jason’s dancer told Hadley
she’d said enough. Jason and Andy got into a fight with the fae bouncers, who
kicked them out. Last we saw Andy and Jason, they were on the ground in the
field and were about to get zapped with fairy power. How will they get out of
that? Jessica to the rescue again?





Moving on to Terry, he and Patrick
(Scott Foley) drove to South Dakota to find their old war buddy Eller. Via
flashback, we saw how their team had been celebrating the Fourth of July in
Iraq with alcohol and pills in a prayer tower. When an Iraqi man approached
Eller, who was supposed to be keeping watch, he shot him dead. More Iraqis came
out and gunfire ensued -- maybe with hostiles, maybe they were drug-induced
hallucinations. Either way, a whole family of Iraqis had been gunned down.





Terry and Patrick found Eller’s
underground hideout, complete with twisted artwork. Last we saw them, Eller had
pulled a gun on them. I want to care. I've always liked Terry. But the writers
really need to give me more.





Last and least this week, we get to
Sam. He got a visit from two of his shifter friends who’d chosen him in the
breakup with Luna. He agreed to meet them for a run, and when he showed up,
they were seated at a table, both dead from gunshot wounds to the head. Who’d
do that? This intrigues me.





Your turn. What did you think of the
episode? Which story lines are exciting you? (Tara’s lookin’ badass in the
promo for next week’s episode. It appears Alcide will get
shirtless before he and Sookie go Scooby Gang with Eric and Bill. Lafayette’s
mom returns, which might make that more interesting.) Which story lines are
slowing this season down? (HOW HAVEN’T THEY STAKED NORA YET?)





SOURCE: EW

LIGHTS: MONDAY MUSICAL MOTIVATION





"Lights"
is a song by English recording artist Ellie Goulding from
her debut album, Lights (2010). It was released in the
United Kingdom on 13 March 2011 as the album's sixth single overall, and second
from the Bright Lights re-release. Originally a bonus track on the iTunes edition
of Lights, the song was re-edited for inclusion on Bright Lights in
late 2010, serving as the single version.


The track was released as the lead
single from Lights in North America in May 2011. In early May 2012,
the single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of
America
 (RIAA), with sales of over 1.9 million downloads in the
United States. "Lights" by Ellie Goulding is currently in the HOT100
Billboard charts at position 6. 






I had a way then losing it all on my own


I had a heart then but the queen has been overthrown



And I'm not sleeping now the dark is too hard to beat
And I'm not keeping now the strength I need to push me

You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine It when I'm alone
And so I tell myself that I'll be strong
And dreaming when they're gone

'Cause they're calling, calling, calling me home
Calling, calling, calling home
You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine It when I'm alone

Home

Noises, I play within my head
Touch my own skin and hope that I'm still breathing
And I think back to when my brother and my sister slept
In an unlocked place the only time I feel safe

You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I'm alone
And so I tell myself that I'll be strong
And dreaming when they're gone

'Cause they're calling, calling, calling me home
Calling, calling, calling home
You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I'm alone

Home

Yeah, hee

 Light, lights, lights, lights
Light, lights, lights, lights
Light, lights, lights, lights
Light, lights

You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I'm alone
And so I tell myself that I'll be strong
And dreaming when they're gone

'Cause they're calling, calling, calling me home
Calling, calling, calling home
You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I'm alone

Home, home
Light, lights, lights, lights
Light, lights, lights, lights

Home, home
Light, lights, lights, lights
Light, lights, lights, lights

Home, home
Light, lights, lights, lights
Light, lights, lights, lights

Home, home
Light, lights, lights, lights
Light, lights, lights, lights



LIGHTS LYRICS FOUNDED @ AZLYRICS








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