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The Buz
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:34 am  Reply with quote
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Horror Chic wrote:
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He likes to feel in control, just like Meridian said. He doesn't like the blood itself. He thinks it's messy, sticky, and confusing.

He does his job of looking at the blood, investigating the blood spatter, because he wants to make it make sense and go away, to make that feeling of not being in control go away. At this point in the juncture, Dexter doesn't even really know why that is. No one does (unless you've read the book).

He isn't working in blood spatter because he loves blood... he's working there because for the same reason someone who's afraid of heights goes skydiving... to concur that feeling and be in control of it.


What about the collection of Blood?


It's part of the obsession with control like the job - the people he kills are cleaned up, wrapped in garbage bags, and tossed overboard and a single drop of blood is all that remains.... filed away by Dexter on a neat little slide (and he never gets the blood on his hands, but takes it with a scalpel and a pipette). He's in charge, he's in control. He's made it all neat and tidy.

It's an obsessive/compulsive thing. And ask anyone with OCD and they'll tell you they do a LOT of things because they feel they have to, because it quiets something inside them, a feeling of anxiety and unease they can't really fathom... but they don't necessarily like what they're doing.


Okay that makes far more sense.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:07 am  Reply with quote
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I guess I could have just waited for tonight's episode to make my arguement for me... Laughing

On another Dexter note, I just finished the second book, and I so hope they keep as close to that one, or closer, as they've managed to keep to the first one... because that would be delicious!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:47 am  Reply with quote



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Horror Chic wrote:
I guess I could have just waited for tonight's episode to make my arguement for me... Laughing

On another Dexter note, I just finished the second book, and I so hope they keep as close to that one, or closer, as they've managed to keep to the first one... because that would be delicious!!!


and i learnt that the third book is coming out in may . . . hum, i may have to start reading those.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:49 am  Reply with quote
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Horror Chic wrote:
I guess I could have just waited for tonight's episode to make my arguement for me... Laughing

On another Dexter note, I just finished the second book, and I so hope they keep as close to that one, or closer, as they've managed to keep to the first one... because that would be delicious!!!


No kidding. Laughing Laughing

So we have a giant bearded man with a chainsaw...and a killer who I am positive is his ....nevermind.

Two episodes left.
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The end of "Seein' Red" gave me goosebumps. Such emotion.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:53 am  Reply with quote
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HorrorChic, please tell me that the ending is not as contrived and forced as I'm thinking it is.


SPOILERS OR AT LEAST WHAT I THINK IS GOING TO BE THE OUTCOME!




























Rudy is his brother. They both witnessed their mom's murder and it fucked them up. Dexter must have been younger though and was able to be influenced by Harry.

But that seems so...forced. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:32 pm  Reply with quote
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Atomic_Ilk wrote:
HorrorChic, please tell me that the ending is not as contrived and forced as I'm thinking it is.


SPOILERS OR AT LEAST WHAT I THINK IS GOING TO BE THE OUTCOME!




























Rudy is his brother. They both witnessed their mom's murder and it fucked them up. Dexter must have been younger though and was able to be influenced by Harry.

But that seems so...forced. Sad



Check your PMs.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:41 am  Reply with quote



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Horror Chic wrote:
Atomic_Ilk wrote:
HorrorChic, please tell me that the ending is not as contrived and forced as I'm thinking it is.


SPOILERS OR AT LEAST WHAT I THINK IS GOING TO BE THE OUTCOME!




























Rudy is his brother. They both witnessed their mom's murder and it fucked them up. Dexter must have been younger though and was able to be influenced by Harry.

But that seems so...forced. Sad



Check your PMs.




bah, sure thats not very original but the plot is not the reason why this show is so great.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:00 am  Reply with quote
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AFI just released their "Best Shows of 2006" list. Dexter came in at #2, just under Battlestar Galactica.

I really need to get caught up. I've only seen the pilot.
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Sirand wrote:
AFI just released their "Best Shows of 2006" list. Dexter came in at #2, just under Battlestar Galactica.

I really need to get caught up. I've only seen the pilot.


I don't think you'll regret it. I don't watch Battlestar Galactica, and I think Dexter is probably the best thing I've seen this year on TV.
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Dexter is amazing. And if the writing on the show changed half way, or part way through the season, they managed to keep true to the tone and feel of the book really well.
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Horror Chic wrote:
Dexter is amazing. And if the writing on the show changed half way, or part way through the season, they managed to keep true to the tone and feel of the book really well.


That's an interesting point. I completely forgot about the mid-season writing change. I guess that's a good thing... Wink
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battlestar...gallactica?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:49 pm  Reply with quote
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reno wrote:
battlestar...gallactica?

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Best damn show on television in eons.
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Sirand wrote:
reno wrote:
battlestar...gallactica?

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Best damn show on television in eons.


you serious??

i never actually watched it but by the look of the previews, i never wouldve thought it was any good....at all
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