From Wall Street Journal blog ( not kidding )
By Michelle Kung
Team Eric fans must be frantically fanning themselves after the latest episode of “True Blood.” The Putin of the supernatural world, as a colleague describes him, basically hijacked the otherwise sleepy installment of the Southern vampire series, between his manipulative conning of Sookie into drinking his blood — consequently giving him the ability to feel her thoughts, and make buck-naked appearances in her dreams/nightmares — and his genuine shedding of tears for the death of his man-child maker, Godric. (And yes, for those who care, the black tank top is back.)
Overall, Episode Nine — entitled “I Will Rise Up” — only inched the plot forward. Picking up with Luke’s suicide bombing of Godric’s Dallas lair, we quickly learn, to no one’s surprise, that everyone important is still alive — or at least, for the vamps concerned, not permanently dead (RIP Stan). As Godric sorrowfully looks at the debris that was his home, Bill rushes in, after his tete-a-tete with Lorena, calling Sookie’s name. He discovers her leaning over Eric’s body, sucking silver bullets out of his chest, to “save” his life. He forlornly informs Sookie that she’s been had: Eric was never in any danger and was probably already healing, but the damage is done. Eric will now be able to sense her every emotion and know where she is at all times. Sookie: “You A-hole!” Eric: “Bill, you’re right. I can sense her emotions.”
Sunday, August 16, 2009
From Wall Street Journal blog ( not kidding )
2.09 - I Will Rise Up
A wounded Eric plays Sookie for a sucker, to Bill's dismay. Later, Sookie and Jason reflect on their recent adventure, and end up bonding. Blaming Eggs for Tara's bruises and bizarre behavior, Lafayette and Lettie Mae try to figure out a way to pry their kin from Maryann's clutches. Hoyt defends his relationship with Jessica. In Dallas, Eric and the vampires defend their recent actions to Nan Flanagan, and are shocked when Godric decides to take the fall for their PR disaster.
True Blood Season 2 Possible Title Song: Ep. 9 " I Will Rise Up"
Godric bursting into flames in Ep 9 shot in Dallas !
In today's Dallas Morning News -'Blood' in Dallas
HBO's red-hot vampire series True Blood shot a scene recently atop the Adolphus.
"A character was on the roof and had to burst into flames when the sun came up," said Janis Burklund of the Dallas Film Commission. The scene is for the ninth episode of the second season of the show, which is set in Louisiana.
Dallas, however, has been a side trip for some of the show's characters lately. Burklund added there's a strong possibility that the show will return for additional North Texas shoots.
Everything I know about the episode : Music, casting calls , descriptions etc
Fangoria reports that Cry Little Sister will be used in True Blood this season
( I think it will be one tonight !)
Before the New Beverly Cinema screening of THE LOST BOYS last night, G Tom Mac introduced a new video for his brand new version of "Cry, Little Sister", the haunting LOST BOYS' anthem.
Check out a preview of the song in the widget below (it's the first track under the "songs" tab), and look for the TRUE BLOOD version of this classic on iTunes within the coming days!
Since Gary Calmar was the VampireCon DJ - I bet they have the inside scoop !
It's best to watch the video on Fangoria.com - it's a little wonky
Here is the movie version
From Salon Magazine
How I learned that I was powerless over micro-blogging and my life had become unmanageable
By Laurel Snyder
Aug. 15, 2009 | Last Thursday morning, I sat down at my computer with my cup of sludgy coffee, just like any other day. I checked my e-mail and glanced at the New York Times Web site. But when I opened up Twitter, expecting the usual hodgepodge of scattered thoughts and hectic questions, I found there was nothing there. Nothing at all.
It was the day of the Great Twitter Outage. But I didn't know that yet. I only knew that something was terribly wrong.
Actually, it was funny, in a kind of pathetic, soul-crushing way: I stared at the blank screen, hitting refresh over and over. Waiting for everyone to come back. For my online life to resume. Finally, I accepted the truth. Twitter, my favorite unreliable news source and constant companion, was gone.
Here are some great behind the scenes photos featureing the Dallas vamps
Here they are in various scenes from Episode 8
Live TONIGHT: Come and 'Talk Blood' after True Blood airs tonight. Let's talk 9 'I will Rise Up '
It's Sunday again! We've got a whole night of fun planned starting with the True Blood Season 2, 9 'I will Rise Up '
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:
- 8:00pm CDT / 9:00pm EDT: Watch True Blood with @SookieBonTemps who'll be tweeting live from basement at FotS
- 9:oopm CDT / 10:00pm EDT: Tweet @SookieBonTemps and tell her what you thought of the show.
- 9:15pm CDT / 10:15pm EDT: Talk Blood after True Blood chatroom on Blog Talk Radio opens. Join us here.
- 9:30pm CDT / 10:30pm EDT: Talk Blood goes live! Join in the fun here or call in at 646.929.0825 and tell us what you thought of tonight's episode!
** Tonight we will be joined by guest reviewer, Meredith Woerner from io9.com and the lovely MSBuffy who will give us the BuzzReport from the True Blood HBO wiki !
Email 'Dallas' truebloodindallas@gmail or @TrueBloodDallas or @SookieBonTemps about the show or at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also keep everything here : http://talkblood.blogspot.com/
Both Anna and Stephen Moyer will be in this film.
Anna Paquin .. Jennie
Stephen Moyer.. Josh
Tricia Helfer... Lila
Brian Geraghty... David
Rachel Blanchard... Alice
Jessica Collins... Lauren
Larry Sullivan... Oscar
Gabriel Olds... Carl
Filmnut - Producer Andrew Paquin
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From Anna Paquin News more here
With their marriage already on the line, a wealthy couple holds an Open House to try and sell their home. Their marriage is soon put to the ultimate test only days after their Open House as they discover one of their house guests from their Open House is still lurking about in the safety and security of their home. And to make matters even more tense and uncomfortable – there is also torture and voyerism which makes things all the more stressful for this wealthy couple. Will they be able to survive this unexpected turn of events that occur during their Open House and can this unexpected turn of events bring them closer and save their marriage? Well, you’ll just have to watch to find out when it comes out in theatres in 2010!
from Graemes Fantasy
Here's a book that I have been meaning to read for a few weeks now but got tied up with other stuff instead. Once 'Toll the Hounds' is done...
Thanks to St. Martin's Press I have three copies of 'Strange Brew' to give away to people from the US and Canada (US and Canadian entries only I'm afraid...) If you're a fan of authors like Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs and Jim Butcher then this collection of short stories is the one for you!