Learn to Differentiate

Some of you may know how much I’ve struggled with the whole Michael and Amy relationship.  At the end of the day, Amy is not Catrina.  For all her nuances and behaviour, Amy is not capable of the kind of psychosis that separates Catrina from her peers.

Don’t get me started on the emotion going on between Catrina and Fox.  Those two are not meant to be together, and don’t try to tell me otherwise.  As I’ve been told in the past, they are the Mulder and Scully (dodgy film aside) of the present vampire tale.  Fox is meant to be happy somewhere along the line.  Catrina is not.

Fox is terrified by Catrina.  And naturally, the worst part is that Fox is Catrina’s maker, he’s supposed to be able to teach her everything there is to know about vampire life, and yet she’s already surpressed him in every way that someone can become more powerful.

While this is not the ideal way these characters will do, at least in the short term it’s the way I see them going.

I’ve struggled with the Fox story from pretty much the get go.  I’ve allowed myself plenty of freedom, considering the man that Fox is in the beginning isn’t really the man that you will know from The Genesis.

The best way I’ve found to find a theme for my stories is through song.  And that’s finding a song that matches the theme, as opposed to writing musicals.  While my original song for Fox has been Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”, I recently stumbled across a fab song by the man behind Tool and A Perfect Circle.  From the album V by Puscifer, this is “Momma Sed”:

Wake up son of mine
Momma got somethin’ to tell you
Changes come
Life will have its way
With your pride, son
Take it like a man

Hang on son of mine
The storm is blowing up your horizon

Changes come
Keep your dignity
Take the high road
Take it like a man

Listen up son of mine
Momma got something to tell you
All about growing pains
Life will pound away
Where the light don’t shine, son
Take it like a man

Suck it up son of mine
Thunder blowing up your horizon

Changes come
Keep your dignity
Take the high road
Take it like a man

Momma said like the rain
(This too shall pass)
Like a kidney stone
(This too shall pass)
It’s just a broken heart, son
This pain will pass away

This is Michael in a nutshell. Not mostly for the fact that he wants to be acknoweldged as a man, but moreso that he follows the code laid down by his mother, and – knowing the world is going to screw him over whichever way he paints it, he wants to come out on top.  Because it’s all about pride.  And men. And mothers.