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My Perspective on the TV Guide Comments about Fairies on True Blood

It seems like there has been a lot of attention paid to this new assertion by TV Gude and Alan Ball concerning fairies at other blogs such as Sookieverseblog:

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Mega-Buzz-Housewives-1030755.aspx

Here’s one thing you can be sure of: Fairies can’t be turned into vampires. (Vampires just think their blood is mighty tasty and helpful for sun-bathing.) But executive producer Alan Ball reveals something else that fairies can do: “They can abduct humans and take them somewhere else that is not here,” he says. “Just like aliens.”

A lot of people are looking into these statements for obvious reasons:

1.  “Fairies can’t be turned into vampires. (Vampires just think their blood is mighty tasty and helpful for sun-bathing.)”

This statement evoked many of these thoughts, of course:

Wait, Sookie is a fairy! This means Sookie can’t be turned! ; Bill must have known about Sookie when he said “That’s impossible.” to Russell’s statement about possibly turning Sookie ; Maybe if Sookie is only part fairy, that  means she can still possibly be turned ; That explains why Sookie wasn’t turned in the hospital despite Bill draining her to the point of near death and giving her his blood ; etc…

A. “Wait, Sookie is a fairy! This means Sookie can’t be turned!”

S&E joke about S becoming a vampire

Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels that inspired the show, has said repeatedly that “Sookie won’t be a vampire.” Although Alan Ball has taken many liberties with the show, I doubt that he would end True Blood with this scenario if he is really attempting to “keep to the spirit of the book,” as he claims. I doubt Charlaine Harris would approve of this scenario on True Blood so I think any notion that Sookie will be turned was wishful thinking even before this fairy rule was stated though I may have considered it myself even— ha ha. We have had some notions that people such as Eric may suggest that Sookie be turned, especially during some Season two scenes with Eric, but this is not a definite indication that this will occur on True Blood especially since Charlaine Harris obviously doesn’t want that. Therefore, what does it matter that fairies cannot be turned? People have suggested that takes away the beauty that Sookie may choose to not be turned but really that just takes away any pressure of it from her vampire relationships because they will already know that before they get into a relationship with her. If for some reason Sookie ends up with a non-vampire (though I see no interesting or true prospects personally), she won’t have any reasonable regrets about not being turned and living out her life as a vampire with one of her vampire suitors.

B. ” Bill must have known about Sookie when he said “That’s impossible.” to Russell’s statement about possibly turning Sookie.”

Hadley tells Sookie she told QSA about her ability

Even though this could be completely invalid since even I have throughly entertained the possibility that Bill may have been stalking Sookie from childhood, I will still bring this perspective in for the sake of the argument since this is how it has been shown on True Blood on the surface (though we know the show is much deeper). Ummmm..I think back to when Hadley told Sookie that the Queen was interested in hearing Sookie was a telepathic. The Queen “suddenly became interested in Sookie” when Hadley told the queen this. Yet, we have seen no indication that the Queen was especially interested in Sookie’s telepathic powers on True Blood. On True Blood, telepathy seems to be connected to being a fairy. If the Queen is as knowledge about mythology as she seems (she knew a lot about Maenads when nobody else did in Season Two), she probably put two-and-two together and figured out that she had a potential fairy waiting for her BEFORE SHE SENT BILL TO BON TEMPS. If she wasn’t actually interested in Sookie’s telepathy, then she had to be interested in Sookie purely because she was a fairy. If she was interested in Sookie because she was a fairy, then it had to be because of the taste of her blood and the day walking that came with it.

QSA rants about finally finding a fairy and experiencing daywalking because of it

Then after all of Bill’s “mistakes” and lies were revealed, the Queen shows up at Bill’s house and tells Bill “I have waited CENTURIES to find a true fae.” Well, do we really think that the queen would have just blurted that out right then and there if she hadn’t ever mentioned it to Bill, especially with her obvious obsession with day light so evident? Therefore, I am pretty sure he was playing dumb or couldn’t believe it himself along the way. Are we really supposed to believe that Bill had no idea or only figured it out at some point along the way if the queen just blurted it out and said she had been looking for centuries? Therefore, it seems obvious to me that Bill knew from the start that Sookie was a fairy and why he was getting her for the queen, so why would his statements to Russell at that time matter? Anyway, Bill probably desires Sookie for being a fairy and wouldn’t want to turn her anyway, he doesn’t even like being a vampire himself except for the power it brings him.

C. “Maybe if Sookie is only part fairy, that  means she can still possibly be turned”

Tara and Alcide learn Sookie does not have a blood type

As we learned after Sookie got drained in the hospital, she does not have a blood type so it seems to me that she will obviously be more fairy than human on True Blood.  If she is more fairy than human, it seems very unlikely that Sookie will be able to be turned on True Blood if she is more fairy than human. It seems that vampires would need to drain a natural blood type in order to turn someone. The subject of other supernaturals being turned was addressed in the books but hasn’t yet been addressed on True Blood so I will leave that out of the argument.

D.  “That explains why Sookie wasn’t turned in the hospital despite Bill draining her to the point of near death and giving her a lot of his blood to save her.”

Bill shared his essence with Jessica in the ground when he turned her

Well, unless there was a mention that I missed about an “instant turning”, turning someone into a vampire is a very specialized process and involves a magic element other than draining the subject to near death and giving them blood. In order to be turned, the vampire must go to ground (be buried with the subject) with the subject being turned and share their own “essence” with the subject. Even Pam told Bill not to stake Jessica before the transformation was complete. It would have not been complete otherwise. Therefore, the suggestion that Sookie would be turned just because of the blood exchange and without the “magic element,” does not make sense and the massive blood exchange without Sookie being turned was not a suggestion or hint by the writers or Alan Ball that Sookie could not be turned in my opinion. There have been suggestions that Sookie was partially healed by the fairy water, which if true, would also show this was not an example showing Sookie could not be turned…

2. “They can abduct humans and take them somewhere else that is not here,” he says. “Just like aliens.”

In actuality, I think this is all we need to know about fairies not being able to be turned. They are basically aliens from another world. If they are not humans and not supes that are partially human and partially an earthly animal that have blood types, and they are actually from “another place,” then Sookie does not have a blood type because she is mostly an alien and not a human.  She is partially “not of this world.” After we found out Sookie did not have a blood type and after all of the suggestions and hints about the fairies being a kind of “alien,” we should have held no hopes that Sookie would be able to be turned…especially also because Claudine suggested she was fairy enough to become like them in her dream sequence…

To wrap up the main points about this article:

1.  What does it matter that fairies cannot be turned, and therefore Sookie, if there were not any intentions of Sookie ever being turned in part because the author of the books has suggested she does not want that?

2. It seems obvious to me that Bill knew from the start that Sookie was a fairy and why he was getting her for the queen, so why would his statements to Russell at that time matter? Anyway, Bill probably desires Sookie for being a fairy and wouldn’t want to turn her anyway, he doesn’t even like being a vampire himself except for the power it brings him.

3. We learned Sookie does not have a blood type and is therefore more human than fairy. If she is more fairy than human, it seems very unlikely that Sookie will be able to be turned on True Blood if she is more fairy than human. It seems that vampires would need to drain a natural blood type in order to turn someone.

4. The suggestion that Sookie would be turned just because of the blood exchange and without the “magic element,” does not make sense and the massive blood exchange without Sookie being turned was not a suggestion or hint by the writers or Alan Ball that Sookie could not be turned in my opinion. There have been suggestions that Sookie was partially healed by the fairy water, which if true, would also show this was not an example showing Sookie could not be turned…

5. She is partially “not of this world.” After we found out Sookie did not have a blood type and after all of the suggestions and hints about the fairies being a kind of “alien,” we should have held no hopes that Sookie would be able to be turned…especially also because Claudine suggested she was fairy enough to become like them in her dream sequence.

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Sookie’s Coma Dream Analysis (and symbolism).

 

*****BOOK SPOILER WARNING****

Wake up Sookie!

Sookie waking up literally means that Sookie is or will be “waking up”  from being “asleep” to the reality of what is going on around her and going on with her since she has been dating Bill Compton. She is or will be also “waking up” to the lies that Bill Compton has been keeping from her and Bill Compton’s “true nature” itself.

Sookie Reaches for an Empty Crystal/Glass Cup:

The empty cup represents an absence of the “light” in Sookie as well as the absence of true fulfillment in Sookie’s life, not just as a result of the attack by Bill she has just gone through but the influence of Bill’s presence in her life, including the influence of his blood.

If this cup is Crystal, there is a lot of symbolism behind Crystal: 1. It is considered a romantic stone. 2. It is a powerful stone 3. It is considered a healing stone. 4. It is used for meditation and can be considered magical (hence the crystal ball).

If the cup is crystal and it is empty, this can symbolize a lack of true romance in her life, a lack of control/power, a poor physical/mental state, a lack of reflection on her life, and/or possibly the absence of the magic she once had (maybe it is all of these or a combination of several of these).

Sookie walks on a combination of white, pink, and red flower (rose/carnation) petals:

The white petals of course represent innocence/purity and the red petals represent full fledged womanly passion! The pink petals represent her current transition from the innocent/naive side of her nature to the passionate, mature side of her nature and she is keen/ will be keen to follow that transition because she gets up herself and follows the trail of flowers.  The white carnation or rose petals may represent Sookie, the pink ones represent Bill, and the red ones represent Eric. White petals represent Sookie because they represent sweetness, innocence and pure love. Pink petals represent Bill because pink carnations represent someone that you will never forget (she will never forget Bill). Red petals represent someone that you “ache for” and someone that is passionate and that you are drawn to (this seems to describe her feelings for Eric and the side of her womanhood that he represents and red is eric’s favorite color).

Sookie meets Claudine before crossing into the “Fae world”:

“Oh dear, your cup is empty. We can’t have that, can we?” – Claudine to Sookie

Translation: Sookie your lacking true romantic  fufillment, lacking control of your life, your suffering from a poor mental/physical state, your not reflecting on your life enough, and your “magic” is gone!

We can’t have that, can we?

Claudine gives sookie some of the “magical” water from probably a crystal vase!:

“Ah, Claudine!” -S  “I know, it’s beautiful. Drink!”- C

All of those traits you once had were beautiful. Accept my gift of giving them back to you or atleast trying!

“Oh my god, it’s the most amazing thing i’ve ever tasted!” – S “You’ve had it before!” – C

Translation: you know potential romantic fufillment in Eric (you have literally tasted him) or Sam (*gag*), you once had control over your life, you were once “healthy as a horse” as you said, you questioned things, and your magic was present (during the rattray’s attack and after you got the “light hands” after taking Eric’s blood).

Sookie and Claudine talk after dancing:

“I guess i’m going to have to sit this one out. I guess I don’t have the endurance that you all have.” – S “Oh, not to worry, you will, one day.” – C “You promise?!” -S “I do” – C

This could either mean that Sookie herself will become a full fledged fairy herself one day or that Sookie will gain the strength she needs to reclaim her former self and find true fufillment in her life (as per the guidelines I mentioned).

“Oh Sookie, don’t go back! Come with us!” – C   “Come with you where?” – S   “Our home. It’s more beautiful than anything you can imagine!” – C 

Translation: However, considering the dangers you face at home, it might be better if you just come with me and just give up on your human life now. You can find some beauty and contentment with me and be out of danger.

Then ensues the rest of the dream, including the exchange about Sookie’s parents not dying from drowning, the darkness that is Bill Compton to Claudine and my thoughts on that can be found at this link: https://talktrueblood.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/billcomptonspeculation2/   or 2 entries back.

However, connecting that dialogue to this theory pertaining to the symbolism of the crystal cup and vase… I can also safely assume that she belives Bill Compton will take away that true romantic fufillment, any control she has over her own life, her physical/mental well being, her ability to realize anything going on around her/ his lies or any deception, and take away her “magic!” ALL OF THESE THINGS COMPOSE SOOKIE’S LIGHT (including her “magic” of course).

Will she allow Bill to steal that “light” that Claudine is trying to replinish and allow Sookie to reclaim? Will someone else (hopefully Eric) bring that “light” back into her life or will she be able reclaim it herself?  Will she be forced to die (go to fairy heaven) in order to reclaim it or will she or someone else be able to help her reclaim it before death (movement into her “next life”)?

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Wild Speculation Alert: Did Bill Compton KILL Sookie’s parents?

**First of all, this post is dedicated to my wonderful reader Christine (christine runkel) who actually deserves some of the credit for the ideas contained in this theory.**

Sookie’s dream about Claudine (although a little cheesey and over the top) may have been the greatest thing to happen to True Blood’s plot in A LONG TIME.

You thought everything else Bill did was bad (and the list is quite long, including Bill almost killing her/basically killing her in this week’s episode)?

CHEW ON THIS LITTLE IDEA!

As we all know, Bill has been keeping a secret file on Sookie. We saw papers in that file that not only trace her family tree but also contain obvious surveillance photos  and newspaper clippings from Sookie as a young child!

A lot of us rightly came to the conclusion that Bill has been stalking Sookie or knows someone who has been stalking Sookie since she was a young child!

Now, let us flash forward to Sookie’s fairy dream from episode 3×07 (“Hitting the Ground”)

I think most of us were not too impressed with the cheesy environment created for the dream and the fact that it looked  like a version of one of Maryann’s parties next to a pool (minus the sex, add the sun ).

However, when Sookie revealed that she can’t swim because she is too afraid of the water due to the fact that supposedly both of her parents died by drowning in water, Claudine gave a most interesting reply telepathically:

“Do not fear the water. It wasn’t the water that killed them.”

Understandably, Sookie asks, “What? If it wasn’t the water that killed them, then what did?” And then before Claudine can reply, it gets dark AS BILL COMPTON APPROACHES:

Coincidence? MAYBE NOT.  Claudine even says, “The dark approaches!”  AS BILL COMPTON APPROACHES and they all go running! Coincidence? MAYBE NOT.

“Bill is not like that!” Sookie argues to Claudine and she replies, “I don’t have the time to explain to you why your wrong! You have to come with us Sookie! It’s not safe for you anymore!” Sookie asks, “Why?” Claudine replies, “He [Bill] will steal your light!” Sookie is confused and asks, “What light?!” 

Sookie doesn’t know Claudine well in her estimation and still tries to defend Bill and Claudine parts with her by saying this as a reference to her “light,” “Don’t let him take it from you, promise me!”

OK THEN! A few things are made clear here in this dream:

 Sookie is WRONG about Bill. Bill is NOT GOOD. Bill is darkness and Bill will STEAL HER LIGHT. It is NOT SAFE for Sookie to be around Bill! This obvious guardian of Sookie DOES NOT WANT HER TO BE AROUND BILL!

All of that is the very least of it. Maybe it is NOT a coincidence that Bill approached them while they were talking about what might have really killed her parents! Maybe Bill Compton KILLED SOOKIE’S PARENTS or at least knows the true circumstances surrounding that or was involved in it somehow but won’t tell her for obvious reasons.

Could Bill giving Sookie a smaller family/support system make her easier prey and easier to stalk then and in the future? Is this some sort of vampire conspiracy to be able to walk in the day? It is quite mind-blowing to think of really.

What could be worse for Bill’s character than anything else? Being the killer of her parents (the one thing that has traumatized Sookie to the point where she couldn’t even bring herself to learn how to swim)! Is AB going there? It remains to be seen and would even surprise me… BUT IT JUST MIGHT BE POSSIBLE!

Also, you could use the argument that fairies would feel this way about any vampire! However, why focus in on Bill? Why not just say vampires instead of Bill (it would encompass Bill)? Bill was obviously the singular focus here.

I could be wrong but then again, maybe not.

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It could be like the books (the bad fairies) but True Blood is different than the SSN and if AB went there is would heartbreaking genius and I would take back every bad thing I ever said!

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