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14 February 2006 @ 10:16 pm
Two things, of varying levels of importance.  
1. Why is it that in horror type movies etc there is a fascination with the idea of evil hill billies? Is it because they're dirty, which is far from cleanliness, and ergo far from Godliness? Because, really, it's a demonstratable fact that most serial killers are upper middle class to middle class white males, and they tend to be in urban/suburban settings, if everything I've ever seen on Court TV is to be believed. I am tired of the dirty, isolated masses being maligned! I think it would be super creepy if, for once, instead of a hill billy family of dirty haired, greasy faced, snaggle toothed human hunting crazies, what you had was a squeaky clean Izod wearing, pressed chino, spiky hair gelled group of eviscerating cannibals with palm pilots including 'dismemberment' and 'hunting' in the day planning.

That having been said: Jensen Ackles - you so hot. And I enjoyed the lack of Supernaturalness in the plot of tonight's ep, because, Dean was right: people be crazy like that.

And secondly, and literally most importantly, somewhere in the world right now it is the birthday of my most darling, my podlet, lyra_sena. I'm a couple of hours early by our time, but I feel that it's important to be first at the Lyra Lovecapades. Because love her, I do. There really aren't words for what she is to me, but the nearest thing I can come up with is family. You are my family, darling, and I would do anything for you. If I didn't have you in my life, I don't know what I would do. Thank you for being who you are so unabashedly. Thank you for raking left. Thank you for your guff. Thank you for kicking my ass. Thank you for everything. You make every day better, even if I do get prickly with you.
 
 
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lady angeldameange on February 15th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
uhm, okay, i'm gonna take a stab at answering this. in literature, there's always been a sterotypical city versus country debate. city can either stand for culture or the bastion of sin. the country could either represent a dark wilderness or a more pastoral setting. in this case, with this ep, the hillbillies are from a dark wilderness, where men have lost their sense of civilization.

it's like the Reevers in Firefly. the legend was that the Reevers reached the edge of the universe (wilderness) and went mad. same principle here, i think. although, with Firefly, not only was wilderness bad, the other main source of bad was the civilized states too with their oppression of the browncoats. doood, Firefly could totally be part of a literature dissertation.

okay, i hope i made some kind of sense.
Adoable Frunk: good of the podlyra_sena on February 15th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
Awww, my darling podlet! You are the best at Lyra Lovecapades! I love you madly, prickles or not. (as if I don't give them in return!) Thank you for being you, for being in my life -- I wouldn't trade you for anything! Even bacon.

Shade: dean sam pamphletdaughtershade on February 15th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
Yes! Thank you! I am a hillbilly. I live in the mountains. I am surrounded by rednecks. Now normally I don't like to identify with these things, but damnit this kind of stuff makes me so mad. Hillbilly Rednecks are people too! They're generally very nice people that are happy to help you out, and no I don't mean out of your brainpan. Plus, they're supposed to be in Minnesota for cripes sake! Squeal-like-a-pig trouble my ass. *sigh*
pearl898 on February 15th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
Well, there is the dude from American Psycho, they made that into a movie, does that count?
I am not ashamed of pete wentz.: Other - Clown Kill - Meadellyna on February 15th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
Nonsense! There's plenty of upper middle class evil represented in television and film. For example, last week's (?) supernatural. That poor little homicidal telekinetic was totally upper middle class. And then you look at films like Saw (I believe the killer meets your parameters), or What Lies Beneath, where the rich white man offs his mistress.

Personally, I think the representation of the 'unwashed cannibalistic hillbilly' comes more from society's fear of anyone who lives outside of our expectations. People who hunt and grow their own food, who don't depend on utilities the way we do, etc. Anything that falls outside our realm of experience is scary, yo.

And as far as Jensen Ackles goes... hot DAMN that boy is fine. And soulful. He moves me. MOVES ME!