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Too accurate, and damned cute.

Fack feck fick fock fuck.  And sometimes fyck.

I was all poised to blog about last Friday’s Tool concert today, but instead I’m up to my eyeballs in shit and starting to stress about it a fair bit.

All I’m sayin’ is, if you have the opportunity to:

  1. lose your AC on the hottest day of the year,
  2. move your kid from a tiny, insular private school to a bigger school that teaches a religion that you don’t share,
  3. take in a concert in an arena 2 hours away,
  4. plan a quick family vacation,
  5. plan a huge trip to a major sporting event,
  6. and recover from a natural disaster at your workplace in the same month


Anyway, to pass the time, I offer a couple of short scenes from this year’s Season 2 of True Blood.  I do it because I think both scenes do an awesome job of depicting two characters who are painfully shy, have no idea how to behave around the opposite sex aside from what they’ve seen others do, and desperately want to be loved.  The fact that they pull it off is a great testament to good writing, acting, and directing, IMHO.

Background story for those who don’t follow the show:  Jessica, the redhead, is a 17-year-old homeschooled girl from a conservative Christian family who was just recently made a vampire…against her will, but upon learning that she was free of her daddy’s rule (and his belt) she comes around to it.  Hoyt, the strapping lad, is a 22-ish fellow who lives at home with an extremely domineering mother.

The first scene begins with Jessica waking up at night to an unexpectedly empty house, and deciding to go out by herself for the first time as a vampire.

The second scene follows the first, and features one of my favorite lines of the entire series (2:12 – “This is so embarrassing…”)

The whole not knowing how to act around each other is beautiful.  Hoyt has to talk to himself to make his first move, and is so caught between his desire to be assertive and not to be too forward that it’s quite poignant – as is Jessica’s disbelief that he would accept her as she is.

Familiar feelings to some of us, huh?


10 Responses

  1. Sorry you’re having so much stress in the past week or so. Sux. But hey, at least you got in a good concert as the shit was hitting the fan, right?

    Yep, that part was cool. Except the parts that sucked. But I’m gonna get to that.

  2. And now I really need to get HBO back because I could very easily be addicted to this show.

    Yes, yes you probably could.

    • I’m not a hardcore junkie for a lot of tv, but yeah, this is full-on crack television.

      Hey, there was only the barest glimpse of Eric and Jason. She has no idea!

  3. Re-watching this today, I think one of the coolest parts is in the first scene, from 3:15 to 4:10.

    Hoyt starts talking, trying to be friendly, and by 3:30 he realizes he’s making somewhat a fool of himself and surely she must have dismissed him by now. From 3:30 to 3:42, he is face down, in silence, knowing he’s defeated.

    At the same moment, Jessica is realizing that she has to make SOME sort of reply to his question about “food,” and she can either bullshit him or out herself. You can see her wrestle with it, and decide to be honest. She speaks up at 3:42, and answers his following questions with looks instead of words. She then has to wait in her own silence until 4:05 to get his actual reaction.

    That one minute or so, in which they’re both sure the other is about to reject them, is really the crux of the whole interaction. Awesome. And a little scary, when you think about it.

  4. I haven’t even the rest of the post; I just stopped to tell you the first line just made me sprinkle in my pants.

    Whoops, sorry about that!

  5. Okay, I’ve recovered a little.
    I’m sorry, but you seem to be one of those people who when they are pissed or agitated can also be really funny! I mean “and sometimes fyck?” I’m dyin’ ova heah!!!

    I think there’s some truth to that. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.

  6. They are a great duo. It’ll be interesting to see how she deals with the sex factor uncovered this week. He was very sweet but her reality was stamped on her face.

    Uh, yeah. You gotta think that would suck.

    And whodathunk Jason would ever be a hero of anything! Now that everyone is going back to Bon Temps I’m sure the craziness will ratchet up.

    “Was that okay for you?” (dying of laughter in my household)

    I was a little worried at the start of the season – too many plot lines, too many locations, but my fears were quickly allayed.

    That whole Maryann thing still needs to be dealt with, eh? I feel pretty bad for ol’ Sam.

    • Sam seems like a dupe this season. I’m running, I’m staying, I’m gonna go swimming with a lunatic.

      I thought, as funny as this series can be, this was the funniest episode. We laughed at a few of Jason’s lines.

      “I found heaven in your wife.”

      Oh man!

      Agreed, Sam needs to find some balls. [insert dog licking himself joke here]

      I still think the funniest line this seasons was Jessica’s “This is so embarrassing.” But the funniest NON-line was this one:

      Rev. Newlin: [gesturing] There’s a WAR going on out there!
      Jason: [actually turns and looks out the window]


  7. Don’t you just adore the two of them? I keep crossing my fingers with every episode that they don’t make Jessica do something to make me dislike her. I really, REALLY disliked her when she first came on board, but now she’s one of my favorite characters. I felt so bad for her at the end of the last episode… can’t imagine THAT growing back every time you have s3x! :: brr ::

    Yeah, I thought Jessica was really going to piss me off (well, except for her “Hey I can cuss now!” bit, because that was awesome). But when in the last episode Hoyt said something about “a nice vampire girl my age” the light bulb went off in my head and I said, “Those two would make a kickass couple.” I’m crossing my fingers that my hope is not in vain!

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