Primarily, this blog is about being a fan and sharing that love that I have, for all things Twilight and True Blood with all of you. I also enjoy blogging about randomness... so don't say I haven't warned you.
We are so very excited to introduce A New Chapter Contest. An all new ALL HUMAN contest for new writers. It's been almost a year since the Poppin' Cherries contest and it was such a huge success, we thought we'd try to recreate the idea.
Many of us writers tend to think of our stories as 'our babies,' so we thought we'd give you the opportunity to give birth to some babies of your own.
Since this is an all human contest, and we've already popped Eric's cherry, your goal for this contest will be to give our favorite SVM characters a new bundle of joy. That's right, a baby!
All pairings are acceptable. This is not a E/S centric contest. All you have to do is tell us the story of how the couple got to the hospital in the first place. Of course, they fell in love, and now there's a baby on the way, but how did it happen? Was it love at first sight, or did they hate each other for years? Was the baby a surprise, or was it planned? All the fun details are up to you. The only thing that MUST happen, is the birth of a human baby.
ALL HUMAN. This means no creepy vampire babies.
You MUST be 18 to write an M rated fic.
Eligibility: For first time writers, you can have a single one-shot under your belt. For canon writers, this must be your FIRST AH story.
You can enter more than one story, but two is the maximum. Sorry, but NO collaborations will be allowed.
Entries must be between 1,500 words and 12,000, excluding author's notes and header. There is NO wiggle room, so please do not PM us about exceptions.
The entry MUST stand on its own as a one-shot. However, we totally encourage you to continue after the contest is over.
All entries MUST be beta'd. Below you'll find a list of volunteer betas for this contest, as well as the link to the Beta Forum. Judges and hosts CANNOT serve as betas for any of the contest entries.
Gratuitous violence/rape/pedophilia will not be tolerated. Please use good judgment when writing questionable themes in your one-shot.
For Submission, dates and further important info, be sure to visit their community profile: A New Chapter Contest
With only two more episodes of True Blood left, I thought it would be nice to walk down memory lane... that is, of Club Dead; Book 3 of the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
Random Quotes from 15 chapters.
Chapter 1: Sookie and Bill
"Well, if you're so absorbed in your project, I'll just stay away until it's over," I said slowly.
"That might be best," Bill said, after a perceptible pause, and I felt like he'd socked me in the stomach.
Chapter 2: Eric
"Listen and obey me. For now, tell no one what's happened. Act just as normal. Live your life as you always do. One of us will be watching you all the time, whether you think so or not. Even in the day, we'll find some way to guard you. We will avenge Bill, and we will protect you."
Chapter 3: Eric and Sookie
Chapter 4: Alcide and Sookie (discussing Bill)
"You miss him," he said, confirming. He reached across his body to take my left hand, and his right arm tightened around me.
You don't know how I miss him, I thought.
Apparently, once you got used to regular and spectacular sex, your body had a mind of its own (so to speak) when it was deprived of that recreation; to say nothing of missing the hugging and cuddling part. My body was begging me to knock Alcide Herveaux back onto the bed so it could have its way with him. Right now.
Chapter 5: Alcide and Sookie (discussing her job)
"Then you shouldn't be working there." Alcide sounded very definite.
"Okay, marry me and take me away from all this," I said, deadpan, and got a frightened look in return. I grinned at him. "I have to make my living, Alcide. And mostly, I like my job."
Chapter 6: Alcide and Sookie (back at the apartment after the first club visit)
Chapter 7: Alcide and Sookie (after discovery of dead body in closet)
"We're obviously better for each other than either of the people we're dating are for us," he said.
Undeniably true. "Yes, and I would be happy with you."
Chapter 8: Eric and Sookie (Sookie begins to cry at the thought that Bill might be dead.)
Eric's tongue darted out, and I felt a tiny trace of moisture as he licked up my tears. Vampires just seem to like any body fluid, if they can't get blood, and that didn't particularly bother me. I felt glad someone was holding me in a comforting way, even if it was Eric. I sunk deeper into a misery while Eric spent a few moments thinking.
Chapter 9: Sookie (inside Club Dead)
Chapter 10: This entire chapter should be posted. Eric and Sookie (Sookie has been hurt bad at Club Dead and is being treated.)
"You can hold onto me as long as you want. Let go of the pain, Sookie. Let go. You need to drift away."
It was the first time I had relinquished my will to someone else. As I looked at him, it became easy, and I retreated from the suffering and uncertainty of this strange place.
.... Eric seemed to have six hands, and they were everywhere, encouraging my body to have its way. A finger slid under the elastic of my (minimal) panties, and glided right into me.
I made a noise, and it was not a noise of rejection.
Chapter 11: Sookie
Now Bill and I were locked in the trunk of the Lincoln.
Chapter 12: Sookie
Chapter 13: Eric and Sookie
"There is something wrong with that. And why the hell don't you get your driveway fixed?"....
"Because I can't afford it, that's why! I don't have any money! And you all keep asking me to take time off from my job to do stuff for you! I can't! I can't do it anymore!" I shrieked. "I quit!"
There was a long moment of silence while Eric regarded me. My chest was heaving underneath my stolen jacket. Something felt funny, something was bothering me about the appearance of my house, but I was too het up to examine my worry.
"Bill..." Eric began cautiously, and it set me off like a rocket.
"He's spending all his money of the freaking Bellfleurs," I said, my tone this time low and venomous, but no less sincere.
Chapter 14: Sookie and Bill (After Sookie is attacked in her home.)
Bill said, "She is mine."
I wondered if my hands would move. They would. I raised both of them, making an unmistakable one-fingered gesture.
Chapter 15: Sookie
And as I understand I am a fan of the show and trust in their interpretation and vision. I must leave you with this.
Well, once I recovered from my anger at that last scene from last night's episode, I decided to take to the discussion board in an attempt to see if any of you had any clearer thoughts on the development of this episode.
Let's back track though for one moment.
Through out this entire season, I have been supportive in keeping the books separate from the plot line of the show. BUT. I have to admit, I am not happy with the way that Eric is being portrayed. For most of you that have read the books, there are things that occur during Club Dead that lead to a deeper connection between Eric and Sookie. For me, it was when Eric bought Sookie a new driveway. There is nothing sexual about it, nor devious. He simply wanted her to have a safer and more usable driveway. Sookie is after all, poor. She is only a waitress, and the home that she lives in, is in shams. It is the little things like that, Sookie notices, and it is a lack of support from Bill, that will separate the two love interests. (For me in the books, Bill was just about sex, where Eric, just as interested in sex as Bill was, took better care of Sookie in other aspects. Made sure she had a new coat, replaced her driveway, paid her for her help so that she had money in her bank. That's what I'm missing.)
But that is just my rant over my beloved character, Eric Northman. I am fiercely protective over him.
Anyways... Let's talk fun stuff!!!
What are your thoughts on Jesus? His grandmother a healer? Grandpa is a sorcerer?
(First I have to say that I laughed my ass off when husband did his impression of Nacho Libre last night. Let me build up his interpretation of this scene.)
Lady laying down with a chicken yolk on her stomach. Then she has the baby and it grows up to be... just a normal toddler.
"Curandero! Dis is not no Eagle egg you gave me before! My baby has no special powers now, no special chicken skillz...."
High fives for people with ball sacks.
1) Pam. For that fierce purple outfit she had on. But a big smack on the right boob for offering Sookie up as ransom or bait.
2) For Jason-get-the-fuck-out-of-my-house-Stackhouse. "Yeah! Get the fuck out Beeel. You started this whole thing, with your secret assignment on Sookie!"
3) Jessica, for finally choosing Hoyt. The boy loves you, wicked and all. Go forth and break your hymen!
Now let's move on to the crazy.
1) Holly's face. Is it me or does her face sometimes seem really animated?
2) Russell. Need, I say more?
And last the movers and shakers. Shit that needed to happen.
1) Again with Holly. "I'm wiccan." Bring on the wiccans and witches for Season 4!!!
2) Sam and his past. I really didn't like seeing his past because they have tainted one of my favorite characters, but I do like getting to know the real Sam. He has dark secrets no doubt, but it is his past that has made Sam the man that he is today. "Please Sam, never dye your hair black again."
3) Crystal is a panther. Hallelujah, y'all finally know. I'm glad this is the same from the books and it's about time that Jason knew.
4) Terry accepting responsibility for Arlene's baby. This was very touching, though I am sure that there will be much more to come with Arlene's fear of the baby being evil.
Best Quotes from Sunday night.
"I'm a faerie? How fucking lame!" Sookie
"Dem fuckers is a whole nuther dimension of trash." Lafayette
So... what did you think? This episode seemed to be a prep of sorts. I can only assume that the final two episodes will be havoc.
Do you ever feel like the Edward portrayed in some of the fanfics written, tell a very effed up story of a wretched childhood, drugs, sometimes violent behavior?
And then he finds her and she helps him find redemption through love.
Those are my favorite stories... Does anybody know a good fanfic that they are willing to recommend? I loved University of Edward Masen and since it is almost over. I need a new one! No 17 year olds... NO Forks... Just angst and salvation.
For those of you that are older like me, do you remember the Police album cover?
Here’s my song dedication to Mr. Edward Anthony Masen that looks like Rob P.
Sorry I'm late with this but RL has been keeping me busy, though I still wanted to share what's out there in True Blood news. After all, we are only a few episodes away from the Season ending. Can you believe that?
So first up!
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Alan Ball discusses his views on sex and primarily, vampire sex.
The idea of celibate vampires is ridiculous, True Blood creator Alan Ball says. "To me, vampires are sex," he says. "I don't get a vampire story about abstinence. I'm 53. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed."
Um, I guess we know who Alan is talking about.
It's obvious sex is an important part of the show. It's what drew me in: the violence, the crazy characters, the in-your-face sex. True Blood is unique to say the least, but when do you think it goes too far and loses itself in an attempt to shock and awe you? Oh who am I kidding. I freaking love the show! Crazy shit and all!
As fans, what are your thoughts on the cover? Is Alan Ball trying to prove a point? Probably. I think he's saying "F You and your mama." I think for me, this photo is a bit much for a cover shot but that's just my opinion. Either way, I will give Alan Ball a heap of credit for bringing an amazing cast of actors together and well... for entertaining me for almost three seasons. I look forward to Season 4 and I better have an Eric that has lost his mind. (For those who have read the books, get it? Thanks to whoever tweeted that comment.)
So what does Alex have to say about his nakedness to Rolling Stone?
Alexander Skarsgard says, "I don't want a sock around it, that feels ridiculous. If we’re naked in the scene, then I’m naked. I’ve always been that way." Apparently the other actors cover their private parts, but not our boy. He lets the Viking glory hang loose and free for his nude scenes and God bless him... In all his deliciousness... Enough said about that.
Want to know an interesting fact? Almost all the actors on True Blood have a Broadway theatre background, including Alan Ball who started off as a playwright. To read 14 other interesting facts, check out the list over at Koldcast.
It seems Alan Ball is desperate to pull out all the stops this season in an attempt to keep our interest. To be honest, some of it works and some of it doesn't.
Well, this was the episode where I think I'm ready to discuss what does not work for me but to be fair, I will also include my favorite moments as well.
Disclaimer: I promise not to break out my book and rip a part the show based on the book plot line, though at this point, I'm very tempted... VERY.
Bill and Sookie showering together. I am so tired of this relationship because I need Sookie to be mad and stay mad at Bill for awhile. He is not healthy for her, at least not right now. He almost drained her to death. Let's be realistic. Are we only showing snapshots of their sex life for boobie shots, Alan Ball?
I need Miss Crystal Meth to freaking already tell Jason what is going on. In a previous episode, Sam and Tommy could smell Calvin (hint... this means they are not human). This plot line, though has endearing moments, falls flat every time that Crystal puts her hick-ass-family first. It's like we are back and forth with this shit, Jason protects Crystal and then Crystal runs back to Hotshot. Then Crystal runs to Jason, then Jason protects Crystal... see where I'm going?
Tara being tortured by Franklin Mott. Did we really need to bring him back only to be killed a few minutes later? That was a total fail for me and by the way, I LOVED Franklin Mott. I even liked the way he spit when he talked. It seemed they brought Franklin back to try and shock us, but again the effect fell flat with me. I didn't get it.
Sookie letting Hadley scare the fuck out of her son. Seriously, dude. Sookie was all chill and the freaking kid was terrified of his crazy mama. Couldn't she have tried to get Hadley to calm down, if only for the child's sake?
Bill in lalaland. WTF was that? This is not how I envisioned Claudine nor, how Sookie comes to understand so quickly what she really is. Dammit. I promised I wouldn't pull out the book. Okay, I guess I just think it's cheesy. Bottom line, this other world seems way too cliché.
The AVL storm troopers. Who decided on this wardrobe? Let me kick the crap out of you. The whole interrogation of Eric, the cameras, the storm troopers, the men in black back at HQ. Too sci-fi for me.
Now to be fair, I'll talk about what I like so far and what I found brilliant.
Sam beating the shit out of Calvin. About. Time. The man does have balls! Thank you! Is there something to this hidden anger? See the video below.
Jesus. Have I not been saying there is something up with him? That panther tattoo... I do not think it's his high school mascot, but then again, where did he go to high school? Is there a panther world? LOL! Okay, my thought is that he will get Lafayette into Santeria and they will conjure up a demon by accident. I like where this is going, though at times Lafayette's eyelashes are way too fabulous for me. Girlfriend needs to tone them down a bit.
Hoyt and Jessica. I loved Jessica's conversation with Hoyt at Merlotte's. The dolls... brilliant. After all, you can't go antiquing in the dark.
Holly with Tara and then Holly with Arlene. Oh, I like this Holly. Separately, these were both two important interactions because Holly has so much more to offer. What do you think she will do to the baby?
Pam's conversation with Eric while they were under house arrest. How many of you love Pam like I do? I think if you have read the books, you would have a better understanding of Pam. I really wish they would flash to when Eric turned Pam, so you could truly understand her relationship with Eric.
And finally Russell. First, did he really just scoop all of Talbot's remains into a very nice crystal jar? How did the top stay on when he was standing on top of the roof? Oh never mind. He's insane! I understand the anger that fuels him, but what he did at the end of this episode forever triggered not only a war between him and the AVL, but seriously was a dangerous PR move on behalf of all vampires living among us humans. To declare that vampires truly only intend to feed off humans and that we will never be equal in their eyes was quite literally, fucking psychotic... and brilliant. "Now time for the weather. Tiffany?
What have you done?
And so I leave you with this. A clip from the writers giving us some insight into their thoughts. Yes, please True Blood writers. Bestow upon us your wisdom for such fuckery.
If there is one thing that I adore more than Rob, it’s animals. As a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) supporter and a WWF (World Wildlife Fund) supporter, this effort is near and dear to not only my heart, but that of my two daughters (one who believe it or not is a vegetarian because of her firm beliefs).
Many of you who follow Rob Pattinson’s acting career, understand that he is presently filming Water For Elephants, based on the novel by Sara Gruen about the memoirs of a ninety three year old man living in a nursing home as the movie recounts his life with the circus, and thus we discover the abuses that lie within the familiarity of the tent that all children come to know and love, as well as the life of the elderly man, Jacob Jankowski.
Let me just state for the record, these abuses still occur and your donation to help Rob’s favorite charity, WWF, certainly helps the organization bring awareness world wide to such horrors.
Soooo. Here is a great and easy way for you to support Rob and a great organization, WWF.
Visit Twilight Breaking Dawn to purchase a $4.00 custom designed pin (by Twilight Breaking Dawn) with all proceeds being donated to WWF (Available to all-Domestic and International. Shipping is included in the price.) All payments will be submitted through paypal and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email email@example.com.
And once you purchase a button, take a pic of you wearing it. They will be creating a scrap book that they will be sending to Rob to show him how supportive his fans can be. How fun is that?
I may be a little behind you in our time zones, but nevertheless I wanted to wish you a very, very, very.... Happy Birthday Danny!!
As you all can tell, it's Danny's Birthday!
I met Danny a long time ago through twitarded and followed her to her own blog, Let's Ride the Vanquish. I loved Danny's posts and I genuinely adored her. She was the one, who way back in the day helped tailor this blog and eventually made it over completely. Not to mention, my writing blog; The Mishaps of a Scribe and my book blog; I Adore Books and Film. (She also made my sexy Cinderella banner *wink wink*)
*Huge grin* So, um. What was your favorite part about Sunday night's episode? *Bigger grin*
Guess what mine was?
Let's save that for last, shall we?
So I have to say at first I wasn't so interested in Jason and Crystal, if only for the reason that it was boring to watch. But I will say it has gotten a little more intriguing and by far the funniest thing Crystal said last night was that all she's ever done "iz cook", that is crystal meth of course. I think it took me and my husband a few seconds to process that, and then we both started cracking up. Hotshot is just so ghetto...
Next. (Yes, I'm random. I can't seem to remember things in order.)
Jesus, crazy mama and Lafayette. That is nothing but good times, yet I'm still curious to know more about Jesus. There is something there... with this story... can't quite figure it out. I'm eager to see what Jesus is all about. (Btw, if you want a peek into the finale, go here. There is a mention about Jesus being more than just a boyfriend. Seriously, what? Now, I need to know!)
Let's skip to Tara. First, why is she having sexual dreams of Franklin? I understand that she's had his blood, does this mean he's alive somewhere? Also the actor that plays Franklin Mott is on the Tudors and I have a hard time seeing him be all righteous and pure on the Tudors. Just thought you'd like to know. (I'm currently on Season 2 of the Tudors.)
Then there is Sam's brother Tommy, who is just so freaking adorably cute. I will be crushed if he falls back and turns on Sam. I know he's short, but that smile is pure win. I love when he told Hoyt off, it was kind of funny. (Seriously, did you notice how short Tommy is? But due to his shortness, Jessica and Tommy can never be. So don't even think of pairing them two up.)
Oh for the love of god, I can't think about anything else. Can we just get to my favorite scene?
(Thank you Rosalina Bambina-facebook. I heart you. Keep tagging me, please.)
"Let's get it on... Ah... Let's get it on."
Oh God, is he kissing Talbot's happy trail?
I am so sorry that you had to die. I truly enjoyed your banter with your evil lover, Russell. I'm sure that he loves you and will avenge your death. I also think you kept a clean ass mansion. Btw, I hope those kisses on your belly were worth it. Eric plays for my time, bitch!
So what did you think of Sunday's episode?
(Side note to Alan Ball: The ending-I never want to see Sookie's ass in that position again, got it?)
(Disclaimer to Anne Rice fans: I am an Anne Rice fan. So I can say this respectfully. Stop fucking analyzing True Blood vampires. They are not Lestat, nor are they Louis. They are not philosophical in any way, shape or form, though I believe Godric came considerably close. They are crazy and some-*coughs Eric Northman-very sexy. Just have fun. True Blood is not to be taken seriously. It is an hour of fuckery and I enjoy it, so should you.)
Summary: Bella is a young woman, lost and dying in the woods. She is in utter distress as she takes her last breaths of life. Yet, before the angel of death comes for her, there is another; one who has watched her all his life. Will he defy God and save her?
Next up is a story that my wonderful beta wrote for The Age of Eric contest. (Please visit their site if you interested in writing for the contest, the deadline has been extended.)
Since I write fairy tales, it is only natural that I be intrigued by a show based on Henry VIII. After all, Anne Rice recently became a fan of this show, and it was her enthusiasm for the show that prompted me to watch it. Me and Anne are like besties. What Anne likes, I like-sometimes...
So I started to watch Season 1 on Netflix.
The first season of The Tudors chronicles Henry's life after the birth of his daughter Mary, with Queen Catherine of Aragon. Oh, yes. A certain woman named Anne Boleyn is also introduced in these first episodes.
Where the LL Kool J has The Tudors been all my life? I AM OBSESSED!! No, obsessed is not the right word. I am... so completely... head over heels, in love with this show. LOVE, LOVE-The Tudors.
First, I have no idea if it is historically correct, but I do find myself now very interested in cross referencing the show vs what is available in print on the Tudors. What I really enjoy about the show is that there is history, sex, fiction (come on, we don't really know what exactly happened between closed doors), violence, sex, betrayal, sex. Did I mention it's steamy hot? And you know what's funny? I'm only on episode 7 of Season 1. Oh snap, it's like True Blood where there is so much havoc in one episode, you eagerly wait for the next. But the great thing about this show is that it is complete. So you don't have to suffer.
This is a show that both men and women can watch, and believe me, my husband is just enamored with the show as I am. *whispers* Shall I show why I love it so much?
A very swollen lipped Jonathon Rhys Meyer,
as a very sexually-hungry Henry VIII.
What? You are forcing me to be your mistress?
Then I have no choice, I'll be there at 9pm.
Jesus, don't hurt me with your sword.
Why did I not know men wore pants like that?
Those pants will be written into my next fairy tale.
Not the Tudors pic, but damn, doesn't Jonathon look hot?
Then there is Henry Cavill, who plays a very
strong and athletic *coughs* Charles Brandon 1st Duke of Suffolk.
Let's talk about what makes us happy! First, Lorena finally dying makes us happy. Sookie, with the assistance of Bill, stakes Lorena through the heart (and not without a tremendous amount of blood spewing into the air.)
Then, yummy Alcide and Tara show up to warn Sookie that time is slipping, as the wolves will soon descend. Too late. Cracked out Debbie Pelt shows up with a gun in hand, and still that stupid bathing suit top on. After some struggle, Alcide is able to retrieve the gun from Debbie and unfortunately, who bursts in at that moment? Coot. *Sighs* Goodbye Coot. We will miss you.
Side note; Dear Alcide. You should have killed Debbie. I'm just saying...
So against what any normal human should do, Sookie decides to sit in the back of the moving truck with a very weak and blood deprived Bill, while Alcide and Tara sit up front.
Side note; Tara, you're not so annoying. I kinda like you right now.
This unfortunately leads Bill to practically drain Sookie of all her blood, putting her in grave danger in the hospital. With her body refusing any blood being transfused into her, we are left with the continual question as to what Sookie is. (Since I read the book, I know! I know!)
Btw, what does not make me happy? Sookie's mental dreams of being a hippie on shrooms. (I kid, I know exactly what that scene was about, I'm just not happy with AB's interpretation of it.)
Okay, so what else makes us happy? Sam stopping the dog fight (which I absolutely HATE in real life, I'm calling PETA) and giving a verbal penis lashing to that asshole with saggy underwear. GO SAM!!
But probably the biggest shocker of last night's episode and what really made me happy was, can you guess?? No, not the Queen in a bird cage... think... no, not Hadley being drained and then replenished by Eric... think harder... that's right! Russell is a gaddamn killing machine. Who was shocked at the death of the Magister? Oh, don't get me wrong. That sick fuck needed to die, but in doing so has Russell created a war with the authority?
So as we move on to next week, I beg you to revisit my previous questions about politics. Who is the authority? What is Russell's overall agenda? Do we sense a war between the supernatural beings, or only between the vampires themselves?
And for those that have not read the books, here's your question; who and what is Claudine? Why is she warning Sookie, that the dark one will steal her light?
Shall we reflect back on the wonderful days of Lorena and Bill?