Sookie Stackhouse: Stupid According to Charlaine Harris
Kind of a bitch move, isn’t it, to call one of vampires fans’ favorite characters of all time, stupid, –especially if you’re the person who happened to create said ‘stupid character’? In a recent interview, Charlaine Harris said, —
âI didnât want to write about being a vampire,â Harris said. âI wanted to write about people who were interacting with vampires. I thought it would be fun to write about a woman dating a vampire, so I imagined what kind of woman would do such a stupid thing. Itâd have to be a woman who couldnât date humans for another reason.”
Thus, the telepathic waitress, who can’t date humans because they’re so raunchy and unclean. If Charlaine Harris wants to start really analyzing her own characters, why not start with Sookie’s superiority complex, –she judges everyone based on their thoughts; hello, everyone thinks horrible things. Are we being led to believe Sookie Stackhouse is Mother Theresa? I don’t think so. But I love True blood, and I -love- the novels.
To be fair, though, Charlaine Harris doesn’t exactly call Sookie stupid; that’s really just all in the particularly twisted method of one blogger, who also stated:
“..she [Sookie] finds it calming to be around vampires because she canât read their minds. Although weâd wager especially sheâd love to read Billâs mind, Ericâs mindâ¦ all of their (read: the vampires) minds. Oh, the irony.”
Why is this a perfect example of the ignorance of today’s journalists? Well, because it’s revealed in the novels, (and this blogger implies that they’ve read them) that Sookie Stackhouse is occasionally able to read Eric’s mind, though he’s the only vampire she can ‘hear’. She’s never even gotten a glimpse into Bill’s thoughts. So before you go slandering Charlaine, who is okay, in all fairness, kind of a bitch sometimes, –you should at least -read- her books.