Monday, July 5, 2010

Interview with a vampire: True Blood's Deborah Ann Woll gives us something to sink our teeth into

They're cool, they're sexy, and they're undead. Yes, we're talking about vampires. No, not those angsty teens from the Twilight saga, but those cool bloodsuckers from the HBO TV series, True Blood. The series has garnered millions of fans from all over the world since its debut three years ago, and will soon launch its third season here in Asia on July 19.

And while the series boasts a vibrant cast - Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley and Nelsan Ellis - for Season 3, the attention also falls on Jessica, a teen-turned-vampire played by Deborah Ann Woll, who has to come to terms with being a vampire. (Jessica wasn't part of the original Charlaine Harris books upon which the series is based, but a specially created character for TV.)

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Today's vampire – a needy, neurotic wimp

It used to be the case that bloodthirsty vampires and fanged creatures of the night were the stuff of nightmares and terrifying children's fairytales.
Not any more, according to the bestselling writer, Neil Gaiman. They're all a little toothless these days, he says, and nothing like the true-blue bloodsuckers of old.
Vampires are now over-populating popular culture to the point where they are just not scary, Mr Gaiman said as he picked up the CILIP Carnegie medal for his gothic children's story The Graveyard Book, about an orphan raised by ghosts.
Speaking to The Independent, he likened the glut of vampires in books, films and television shows – from the Twilight series to the growth of paranormal romance fiction – to a cockroach infestation. He said he had originally wanted to create a vampire character for his next book but had later decided against it.

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My Deathless Passion- NYT

Sometimes the thing that’s weird about you is the thing that’s cool about you.
When you’re young, and even at times when you’re older, it’s hard to fathom this: What needs to be nurtured is the stuff that’s different, that sets you apart from the pack, rather than the stuff that helps you blend in.
On this Independence Day, if you’re passionate about it — even (or especially) if no one else is — let your freak flag fly.

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EyeCon True Blood launches 2nd Annual Convention with stars Sam Trammel and Kristin Bauer!

EyeCon is proud to announce the launch of it's 2010 second annual True Blood convention, November 5-7 in Orlando, Florida. Already confirmed to appear are fan favorites Sam Trammel who plays the shapeshifter "Sam Merlotte" and Kristin Bauer who plays the beautiful and sexy vampire "Pam". This will be Kristin's first ever EyeCon appearance so be sure to help us welcome her to the EyeCon scene.

TICKET SALES LAUNCH JULY 15th, 2010 at 12noon Eastern

more info here

True Blood Crossword: s3e2 "Beautifully Broken "

Beautifully Broken s3e2

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Soulmate

Eric/Sookie - Soulmate

Thanks, Redblad