Vampire Knight #06 — Our… Precious… Bodily… Fluids…

May 13th, 2008


 Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.


Sorry for the delay. The mighty mighty Connecticut winds dropped a tree on the powerlines near my home, and there’s nothing quite like 6 hours without electricity to make you appreciate the simple things in life… like the electric light. It also has a way of sapping your will to do work, even if it’s a labor of love and instead flick light switches on and off around the house while thinking to yourself "man, electricity is awesome."

The story continues to plod right along. Things happen, but they’re only just interesting enough to keep me watching, but not enough to actually get me excited about anything. Yuuki offers herself to Zero completely and we get more of Yagari’s past with the vampires, as well as him going over and annoying them for a bit. What was different this episode was that the art and animation took a huge hit. It was especially apparent just after Zero gnawed on Yuuki. Her bite marks disappeared between shots and the blood went from shiny to just a dull red splotch in a manner of seconds. Then again, maybe she does have a mutant healing factor, bub. After all, she is a SPOILERS REDACTED.

I’m interested that Omni, Garten and others are surprised at all the sexual overtures during the bloodsucking thing. It’s practically been a staple of the act ever since Ann Rice more or less redefined the image of the victorian vampire way back when. Sexual may be the improper world though, as the act is more of total vulnerability. Sure, complete nakedness with your thighs splayed in the air is one form, but letting somebody tear at your neck is certainly another. It’s just an act involving two people where one is clearly submissive and the other dominant. I can see the sexual connotations, but eh… without Rice attempting to write at me about the "beautiful whiteskinned boy and his life flowing through Lestat’s taut body," it strikes me as more of a master/slave relationship… which I guess is sexual if you assume women are things ^^. I’m sure it’s meant to be sexed up because all vampire stuff is since Rice, but I refuse to kowtow to their terrible sexual ideologies!

And yes, that’s about as much as I had to say about this episode, responding to what other people had to say. Thanks again, Connecticut winds.

No summary from me this week. Go bother the curiously revitalized Garten if you need one.


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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Hinano says:

    Meanwhile everyone over at my blog is loving every minute of it 8D Screw you mans, this is OUR show!

  • Aroduc says:

    You’re such a girl, Hinano.

  • sage says:

    Garten is back? SWEET.

    Now I don’t have to visit Tenka Seiha anymore!

  • Maffeoel says:

    Personally, I always thought the whole vampire thing DID have sexual overtones, if only because most places they bite (i.e., places with major blood vessels close to the skin) are also erogenous zones. How could that NOT be sexual?

  • kevmangas says:

    I really wonder how or when it’s gonna get exciting,the only thing I can expect now , is a that things get out of hand with Zero and Kaname