Athena was the patron goddess of Athens, credited with bringing not merely the idea of justice, but a model for justice, to Athens, Greece.
Embedded in many versions of this card is the story of the cursed House of Atreus. Atreus broke a promise to Artemis, who in turn cursed his family, which was a house or lineage descended from Pelops and from Tantalus, who had fed his own son to the gods at a dinner party.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
this was my post from may
Wow, now I am as excited about this-almost as excited as I was about the 'Beyond here lies nothing' 2nd promotional video I posted last night ;-)
I just have to say of the hundreds and hundreds of characters we meet in Charlaine Harris's Sookieverse, Godric ( Godfrey) is one of THE most fascinating to me ...
The casting call from February read:
Casting call for episode 2.05. No Episode title yet and filming will be between the end of Feb and early march.
Over two thousand years old but looks 15, he is an ancient Vampire. Small in stature and youthful appearing, but able to project intense power and wisdom. Can have an accent from anywhere. Must be 18 or emancipated
Godric will be played by Allan Hyde who is a 19 year old accomplished Danish actor.
Here is his IMDb page
The character Godric is described in Living Dead in Dallas as:
An ancient teenager.He was blond and shirtless, and his arms and chest were covered with blue tattoos.
In human years, he would've been about sixteen when he'd been made vampire. There was no telling how many years ago that had been. He must be older than Stan, older than Isabel. His English was clear, but heavily accented. I had no idea what kind of accent it was.Maybe his original language was not even spoken anymore. What a lonely feeling that would be.
He has pale blue eyes and is a child killer.
Here is a combo of stills from all 3 spoiler videos from Episode 8. You can stop or slow them down , blow them up and or save them to your own computer ....are you ready ?
I think this will be the best episode yet...
All the videos (there are 3) , promos and casting calls that I have are here
You could even listen to my spoiler show from last spring ....and of course, will Dallas be right about night's theme song ??
Episode 8 description
Sookie’s captivity takes an unexpected turn when Eric arrives to do his master’s bidding on the eve of the Fellowship’s lockdown. In Bon Temps, Sam finds himself in hot water after making a gruesome discovery at Merlotte’s, and Andy proves no help in coming to his defense. Sent home by Bill, Jessica and Hoyt learn that when it comes to sex, every time is the first time. Tara and Eggs devour a mysterious meal prepared by Maryann, with unexpected results. After Jason pays off his debt to the vampires, Godric looks to enlighten his more single-minded followers.
It's Sunday again! We've got a whole night of fun planned starting with the True Blood Season 2, Episode8 "Timebomb "
We are joined tonight by our guest reviewers Brian & Andy from Blood Talk / Camp Blood and our friend Lindsay who will give us the Buzz Report from the True Blood IMDb site !
And to make sure you keep the party going, be sure to join @TrueBloodDallas of Loving True Blood in Dallas and @SookieBonTemps because we're going to Talk Blood on True Blood live on Blog Talk Radio. Here's how tonight is going to flow:
We hope you'll call in. And if you can't, tweet @SookieBonTemps who'll be reading and reacting to tweets LIVE!
Email 'Dallas' truebloodindallas@gmail or @TrueBloodDallas or @SookieBonTemps about the show or at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be the first to admit that the glories of HBO's True Blood are many; after we worked our way through the first few bumpy episodes of the show's debut season, we quickly became addicted to the many charms of Alan Ball's soapy dramedy. But even though our allegiance is strong, we can't help but admit that there are a few things about the program that rankle us on a near weekly basis. As fans, we do our best to push these concerns to the side, but after nineteen episodes, we couldn't hold them in any longer.
1. Bill deserves a hotter maker. The women on True Blood are a mixed bag. The majority fall just short of knockout — like the B versions of the A-list. But the most egregious is Mariana Klaveno, who plays Lorena, the vampire who made Bill. Surely in all of Hollywood there was a more seductive actress to play a woman who says, among other things: "People would die to be with me for one night." Where are the female equivalents of Bill and Eric on this show?
I know they will want to here your opinions on their choices ? #4 is Hoyt and Jessica , really?
Read on here
Stephen Moyer worked with dialect coach Elizabeth Himelstein to craft his accent for "True Blood," a more formal take (befitting a 173-year-old vampire) on the slang-y, slippery accents employed by some of the other characters.
But his two visits to Louisiana for location production - Clinton, La., last month; the Shreveport area for the show's first season - have informed Moyer's overall approach to being Bill Compton as much as vowel-sound drills.
"When we went down to shoot the stuff for the pilot last year and we hit Shreveport ... it was great for me, it was a real opportunity to see the south in a way that I had only ever imagined it -- the landscape and how enormous it is, and how lush," Moyer said during a break in production on the Clinton episodes. "It's very English in its lushness. When you come into London, you're expecting this grey concrete thing, but it's green predominately, and it's the same here.
HBO's chillingly good series 'True Blood' comes to Louisiana, and the cast and crew taste and feel the real thing
from the Times Picayune [Nola.com]
CLINTON -- It was a characteristically steamy July day, and the grounds surrounding the East Feliciana Parish Courthouse were strewn with trash and clothing as if the town's residents had gone crazy from the heat.
Jeans and blouses in the trees. Lingerie draped on the stone Confederate officer stationed in front of the same courthouse that previously served, appropriately enough, as a location setting for the 1958 film "The Long Hot Summer." "Bacchus Rocks" graffiti scrawled on the base of the 1909 United Daughters of the Confederacy statue.
The lascivious litter was the work of spell-casting party girl Maryann Forrester, a character in the hit HBO vampire drama "True Blood," which came to the Clinton area late in its second season for several days of location shooting.
"Sorry, people of Clinton," said Adam Davidson, director of the episode for which the streets of Clinton had been strategically messed up. "Forgive us."
Not a problem.
Clinton was officially delighted to become the physical manifestation of Bon Temps, the show's fictional small-town Louisiana setting, and not just for the midsummer entertainment the production provided townsfolk, several dozen of whom toted lawn chairs to watch the action from off-camera.
Baton Rouge was the production base for the long-weekend shoot, so much of the food-, beverage- and hotel-room budget for the cast and crew of about 110 wasn't spent in Clinton. But the town did well, and may do very well in the future, by "True Blood."During filming, traffic had to be routed around Clinton's downtown, creating a minor nuisance for cross-parish travelers, but more than 50 Louisiana residents were employed by the show, including Audrey Faciane, executive director of the parish's Chamber of Commerce and a parish tourism commissioner, who got a small part as one of the Bon Temps residents turned crazy by Maryann's mood magic
Thanks very much to Daemon'sTV for naming us one of the best True Blood websites ! We are honored ....
Anyone who has ever come to Daemon's TV knows that we are truly huge fans of True Blood . Every week, we literally can't wait to watch the new episodes and our True Blood Reviews always attract some really great discussions.
As a service to our readers and our numerous visitors, we have decided to scour the interweb to find the truly best True Blood websites out there, so that you can check out all of the things that fans are saying out there about what we consider to be one of the best of TV shows EVER.
So, without further ado, in no particular order, here is a list of some of the best websites out there HERE
Loving True Blood in Dallas is a pretty comprehensive resource on True Blood with wall to wall coverage. We particularly like the posts with the subtitles of every episode of season 2.
Thanks Daemonstv for mentioning the blog! I gotta say I think of Loving True Blood in Dallas as mainly a Sookie Stackhouse book site but I do enjoy covering the True Blood series.
We really aren't and don't want to be a slick Hollywood Fan site.
I'm also really 2 hours from Bon Temps (we make frequent trips to NW Louisiana with fans and friends) and of course, Dallas is THE fictional home for True Blood for Season 2 - so I hope we provide some fun and funky local flair and flavor. Click on 'Dallas' or 'Louisiana' in topics section of the blog to see what great local stuff we have!
I would highly recommend listening to my fan oriented Blogtalk radio shows (there are 30 past podcasts on blog and iTunes)and this season I am doing a Sunday night live post True Blood call-in blogtalk show called 'Talk Blood' -it's a riotous call-in /chat radio show ( 15 minutes after the show airs) that I co-host with my friend, the Twitter Sookie @SookieBonTemps.
The things that I love about LTBiD blog:
* True Blood Music Video of the Day (I've posted a new one every day for the past 250 days )
* True Blood/ Sookie Recipes, 35 and counting, I have some of the most fantastic recipes for foods mentioned in the Sookie Stackhouse books and True Blood TV show ( some are really from Charlaine Harris, the series author)
* Go Ask Dallas - I answer questions from blog fans, I recently helped the Arkansas Gazette do a big article on the building used this season as FotS, headquarters, SkyRose chapel whose architect and designer is a from Arkansas. (Which is also where Charlaine lives)
Just some fun, you can find most of the same stuff after a few days on all the sites.
I think in the crowded field of True Blood fan sites it's just finding a site that feels right for you.
Ya'll are always welcome in Dallas !
***We are grateful to SciFiGuy for also naming us last week as the place to go for True Blood information and earlier this season Phillyburbs ( Philadelphia blog) named us one of the best True Blood Twitters to follow.
Thanks again for noticing me ....
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