I've laughed out loud and cheered and, yes, lusted when watching True Blood...I don't know if I have ever cried. Being human is grittier, more real, more visceral because it's normal people sloshing their way through and sometimes they get it wrong and you feel the hurt with them as they experience it. The actors are phenomenal, the writing is excellent and the music is just barely there to guide you through the scenes. If you go to a sci-fi convention, I recommend meeting the actors, they're awesome people. And if you are going to watch the show, just be ready for it not to pull any punches, cause you'll feel it in your gut and in your heart. It'll make you think about your own life...and want to be better.
Cause, being human is hard enough. Period. Feeling your way through relationships and friendships and co-workers and family and all of these ties we have to everyone and there's no on-the-life training for any of it.
Sometimes you cling to the idea of love as if it were hope and your fingers meet only mist and sometimes you're at the bottom looking up praying for a little light and sometimes you're safe and warm in your bed...but it's still an empty bed. And there are many people who have far, far worse lives than I do and I by no means mean to sit here and bemoan my place in life. It's a good one, hell, I am blogging for <insert deity's name here>'s sake...
...it's just seems, the want of love makes fools of us all...even under the sway of a full moon, or the beat of a pulse in the neck.