From the Media thread (because it's about Eric too):Globe and Mail interview with Alexander Skarsgard
To be fair, I think a good maker makes all the difference and, for all its flaws, I think Godric was a good maker, or at least he tried his best to be one. As a result, his progeny is a loyal, stable and extremely proud specimen, extremely vicious but without the pyscho edge of Russell, cruel but not cold, nurturing but detached enough for Pam to grow at her own pace.
I feel Lorena was too selfish for her progeny to be anything other but self loathing, something that might have happened to Jessica if it weren't because Sookie and Pam were part of her upbringing too.
I think a good maker doesn't guarantee the progeny would also be one, it's not like raising a kid if you catch my drift. Granted, Eric had the best possible maker in the form of Godric and Bill really had a lousy card in the form of Lorena, but that doesn't mean they were compelled to follow their example.
Personally, I've never saw Godric kissing Eric's forehead as tenderly as Eric does with Pam or to scold him as firmly as Eric has done with his progeny, I don't know if Godric had a family tragedy to get over with in order to accomodate his new family like Eric had to do in order to turn Pam, or if Godric ever loved outside his species as strongly as Eric loves Sookie.
To me, Eric stands tall and proud of what he is because he's Eric
: Pam has never met anyone as awesome as him, Sookie has never known a creature like him and I have never seen a vampire as confident and brooding-free as he is.
Edited by agora, Nov 13, 2011 @ 9:29 AM.