Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Host--chapter 6

Kathy the comforter suggests Wanderer start going out and making friends--if for no other reason than to bore Melanie to death.

Then she recommends Wanderer have sex. Melanie really doesn't like that idea, but neither does Wanderer, who accuses Kathy of loving her mate, Curt, because the host bodies loved each other. Kathy admits this is possible, and suggests Wanderer go find a boyfriend anyway.

Because being tied to a man solves everything. 

Kathy suggests that eventually the Seekers will find Melanie's Jared, and that pretty much ends the appointment because Melanie has a full on panic-attack at the thought and Wanderer runs out of the office. Yeah, if you want to prove that you can handle the host, lady, you're not doing a real good job. She runs home, leans on her doorframe, and contemplates vomiting into her bushes.

And that's when the Seeker shows up. She recommends--almost insists--that Wanderer go take care of her host, because "health care is so easy and effective".

...Oh. I GET IT NOW.

Souls are LIBERALS. WOW, Meyer. Just fucking WOW.

Anyhoo, the Seeker is confrontational and reactionary. And rude. And mean. And Wanderer doesn't like her at all. And she's the only brown person we've met so far. I really hope they whitewash this one for the movie.

Melanie tries to laugh off the e-mail Wanderer sent earlier. Wanderer goes along with her, in part because she doesn't want to let on how badly she controls the host. But I also think it's because Wanderer doesn't like the Seeker and letting Melanie drive for a sec means Wanderer doesn't have to deal with it. Melanie tries to push a little too hard, though, and Wanderer says "Knock it off, she'll know what we're doing and that would be bad".

Or something like that.

Yes. The confrontational nature of the Seeker is going to unify Wanderer and Melanie against a common enemy. Because we haven't already seen this trope nine million times. (Hell. I've even used it.)

The Seeker accuses Wanderer of not having Melanie under control, and then starts laughing at her. Wanderer tries to ignore her. She realizes that Melanie is distracted by the Seeker and finds a memory of lines, something that will lead her to Jared and Melanie's brother Jamie. The Seeker interrupts this memory-mining by saying she'd expected better of Wanderer, that she's very dissapointed, and at this point I want somebody to do a good old fashioned human beat-down on this woman, because she's horrible.

Wanderer reminds the Seeker that Seekers have fucked up settlements before, causing half a species to mass suicide due to being careless. You go, mass-suiciding plant life.

She asks the Seeker to leave, and implies that she means "This city" and not just her house. The Seeker replies that Melanie and Wanderer are her only assignment, and that she's sticking around until she gets lucky.



1 comment:

  1. And that's when the Seeker shows up. She recommends--almost insists--that Wanderer go take care of her host, because "health care is so easy and effective".

    ...Oh. I GET IT NOW.

    Souls are LIBERALS. WOW, Meyer. Just fucking WOW.


    Like you said, I get it now. It's like a fricking on-switch has been hit in my brain.

    < s>Liberals Yeerks< /s> Souls are oppressing real < s>American< /s> human culture by insisting on such horrible things as kindness and basic decency towards all people. They're oppressing < s>comfortable middle-class white Americans< /s> real humanity by crushing their values and not allowing them < s>to say horrible shit about balcks, gays, etc< /s> free will.

    Got it. Holy shit.




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