Friday, April 3, 2009

Things I've learned from True Blood (11)

Life and death are unfair.

I learned that while one bucket of crawdads will suit you just fine...two buckets will make you feel sick and need Pepto.

I learned that demon exorcisms are a great reason to go out and celebrate in Bon Temps.

I learned that it is like pulling teeth to get Eric to back up Bill's version of events.

I learned that Sam would make a good husband - a 50 pound bag of "Husband Chow" and a bowl of fresh water and dinner is done!

True Blood new t-shirts Bubba and Sam

Team Bubba he likes cats
I live in the nudist colony outside Beaumont!

New T-shirts from Zazzle

FanFiction Charity Auction: Malanna, Terri Botta, Morgaine

You bet, Boadicea and thanks to all the lovely ladies of Fanfic !
If you have receive one hour of pleasure from the fantastic talents of these ladies help them NOW with this very worthy cause..and wow, look what you get in return !

Hi Dallas,

Wanted to let everyone know about a very worthy FanFiction Charity Auction.
So far, I know of three of our more distinguished SVM fanfic authors (Malanna, Terri Botta, Morgaine) participating in this event. You have such a large following on your website, I would appreciate it so much if you could post something about this cause.
Malanna wrote yesterday, "I am participating in the Support Stacie April fanfic auction! This is to benefit a fellow author's fight against cancer, and you get to bid on all my brownie-induced, totally warped madness. You read correctly - you bid, you win, I write the fic YOU want - even if it's 'The Talk'. You decide the pairings, the genre, plot outline - as detailed or as loose as you want. Please help support this worthy cause, and get some personally tailored brownie mania in the process!"

Auction Times: Friday, April 3rd, 11:59pm - Auction opens Monday April 6th, 9:00pm - Auction ends All times are Central Standard Time (-5GMT)

Malanna's Bidding Thread/Details:

Terri Botta's Bidding Thread/Details:

Morgaine's Bidding Thread/Details:

Bidding Instructions:


Support Stacie:

All the talented SVM fanfic authors hang out on various web sites – so if anyone knows of other fanfic authors participating, let’s try to consolidate that information on the following thread:

Please participate and have your dream fic written just for you!



True Blood goes to the movies : Alexander Skarsgard stars in 'Exit'

Exit : There is a thin line between money and loyalty.

Wealthy businessman Thomas (Mads Mikkelsen) seems to have it all: a beautiful wife, Anna (Kirsty Torhaug), a lovely daughter, Ebba (Johanna Dickson) and an expensive villa by the water. But when his business partner Wilhelm (Börje Ahlstedt ) is found dead at his desk, Thomas is viewed as the one most likely to profit from the murder and he becomes embroiled in a game of cat and mouse he can’t possibly win.

Release Date:6 October 2006 (Sweden)
Cast (in credits order)

Mads Mikkelsen ... Thomas Skepphult
Alexander Skarsgård ... Fabian von Klerking
Samuel Fröler ... Morgan Nordenstråle
Kirsti Eline Torhaug ... Anna Skepphult (as Kirsti Torhaug)
Börje Ahlstedt ... Wilhelm Rahmberg
Kristina Törnqvist ... Louise Rahmberg
Johan Rabaeus ... Gabriel Mörk
Maria Langhammer ... Diana Malm (as Ia Langhammer)

True Blood Dvd promotion video May 19th-Season One

From NYPost Popwrap

My passion for "True Blood" is no secret to anyone who reads PopWrap. I've yammered on endlessly about HBO's best show ever, grilled the cast [here ] and broken out some swanky season two snaps!

But before the new season kicks off, each and every one of you -- converts or not -- should (re)watch the whole of season one when it debuts on DVD May 19. And if you're still unsure if the southern fried series is for you, then check out the blazing hot season one recap/preview, touting the DVD box set!

Pre-order here

True Blood Documentary : A Taste of True Blood: Alan Ball on Season 1

Allan Ball will talk about season 1 of True Blood

This will air on HBO starting May 24th.

Revisit the blood-soaked events from Season One of the hit HBO drama series True Blood. (TVMA) (Running Time: 27 minutes)

Schedule :

More here

'Burning House of Love ' the title song for True Blood Season One Episode Seven

I recently did a Season 2 Spoiler show for my Blogtalk radio show, where we looked at what we might know about the upcoming episode by knowing examining the title song for that episode.

I can't tell you how many emails I received from folks saying they felt so stupid for not realizing that the True Blood episodes were named for songs. It's OK but I thought it might be a good idea to look back at the song, the artist and the lyrics for each of last season's episode title songs.

So let's look back to Season 1, Ep 7: Burning House of Love which originally aired : 10/19/2008

Burning House of Love by The Knitters from the album, The Modern Sounds of the Knitters

The Knitters formed in 1982 as a side project to the band members' primary commitments. Vocalist Exene Cervenka, singer/bassist John Doe and drummer DJ Bonebrake were three of the four members of the punk band X; guitarist Dave Alvin was a member of roots rock band The Blasters; and stand-up bassist Jonny Ray Bartel was a member of blues-rock band The Red Devils.
The Knitters' debut album Poor Little Critter on the Road was released in 1985. It included mainly traditional and cover songs, together with some X songs performed in an acoustic style. The album drew on blues, folk, country and rockabilly influences. In 1999, the label Bloodshot Records released a track-by-track tribute to the album entitled Poor Little Knitter on the Road.
After the debut album's release, all the group members continued to work with their primary bands. Dave Alvin also later pursued a solo career.

Twenty years later, in 2005, the group released their second and ironically-titled album, The Modern Sounds of the Knitters. John Doe has been quoted [1] as saying "The Knitters, like their music, don't do anything hasty. Since our last record's been out for a while and it did pretty good, we figured it was just about time to put out another." The Modern Sounds of the Knitters has been well-received by critics


drive by my house late at night
you can see from the freeway above
no silhouette, but a light left on
burning there for love

smoke is rising from the fire
coming out my back door
i'm inside, sound asleep
cigarette on the floor
burning there for love

well i can still remember
a couple of years ago
when the smoke and flame called my name
it was a burning house of love

that rusty nail over our front door
is where i hung our tears in the rain
i threw that horseshoe into the weeds
to see what luck can bring

cause you're in your bed, i'm in mine
on either side of town
i think i might take a ride
and burn your love house down
like a burning house of love

Really good video ( can't embed) of the Knitters on Letterman HERE

Missing True Blood: Top 10 Juicy Moments

From SideReel

Though this on-hiatus fav has only had one season so far, True Blood has already been packed with so many juicy moments from literally juicy and bloody vampire moments to juicy romantic and otherwise dramatic moments that we can already analyze our top favorite juicy True Blood moments!

1. Sookie uses a chain to attack Mack's vampire-blood-stealing butt! Even though Sookie just met Bill at this point, she didn't hesitate to fight to save him when Mack and nasty girlfriend Denise were starting to drain Vampire Bill of his blood. - 1.1, Strange Love

2. Sookie gets beaten by the V thieves and sucks Bill's blood. We learn True Blood isn't afraid to get bloody when Mack and Denise came back to beat up Sookie for taking Bill - and this is not a sexy catfight to say the least! Bloody Sookie is saved by Bill who bit his own wrist, then had Sookie suck it to save her life. - 1.2, The First Taste

3. Sookie slips on blood, discovering Gran's murder. After Jason was arrested then let go for Dawn's murder, Sookie walked into her kitchen to slip on blood! She discovered the next in the mysterious murders as poor, sweet Gran. The clots may not thicken here, but the plot sure did! - 1.5, Sparks Fly

4. Sookie and Bill have sex for the first time. This is no teenager's awkward first. After Gran's funeral, Sookie went to Bill, leading to some seriously hot and juicy sex as she not only wanted sex, but when Bill's fangs came out, she not only agreed to him biting her, but begged him to! - 1.7, Cold Ground

5. Sookie-Bill graveyard sex! Some vampire-haters set a house on fire, leaving four coffins burned with Sookie thinking Bill was in one of them. As Sookie left the graveyard at night from visiting family graves, bam! An arm shot out of the ground and grabbed her! It turned out to be a naked Bill in hiding who Sookie then had hot and dirty graveyard sex with. - 1.8, The Fourth Man in the Fire

6. Bill kills a fellow vampire! While Sookie was visiting Fangtasia to help find a thief, the bartender/thief lunged over the bar at Sookie when she was about to discover that he was the thief. Bill stabbed the bartender in the back - a super juicy moment as the bartender turned into a gross mess of spewing blood and parts - all over Sookie's little white dress. - 1.9, Plaisir D'Amour

7. Amy kills Eddie the vampire! While Amy and Jason fought about Jason helping Eddie, Amy killed Eddie, leaving him in the usual disgusting dead vampire state all over the floor. - 1.10, I Don't Wanna Know

8. Tara spirals out of control. After her mother's exorcism, Tara became convinced she needed her own, leading to a creepy woods experience hallucinating with the witch doctor, all leading to Tara drinking and getting arrested for swerving when she saw a woman with a pig in the road. That woman turned up in jail to help her get back on her feet. - 1.11, To Love is to Bury

9. Amy is killed while she and Jason are high on V. Amy was fascinating, but it surely was an awesome moment to see the killer sneak into the house and strangle Amy on the bed right next to the passed out Jason. This led to another great/awful moment of Jason discovering her and turning himself in, heartbroken, assuming he had to be the murderer. - 1.11, To Love is to Bury

10. Sookie kills the murderer! Sookie discovered Rene/Drew Marshall was the killer as she read his thoughts, leading to yet another non-delicate battle for our leading lady. This included a grossly melting Bill in the sun trying to save her, Rene catching Sookie to beat her badly, Sam showing up as a dog attacking as best he could then turning into his naked human self, and Sookie stabbing Rene in the neck with a shovel. Hot. Gross. Juiciest season finale ever! - 1.12, You'll Be the Death of Me

True Blood star, Anna Paquin to attend 'Sendler' premiere

Special guests to attend 'Sendler' premiere Friday, April 3, 2009

A few special guests will be part of a world television movie premiere next month in downtown Fort Scott.

Renata Zajdman, who as a young child was one of more than 2,500 Jewish children rescued from the Warsaw Ghetto by Polish heroine Irena Sendler during World War II, will be in Fort Scott next month for the world premiere of the Hallmark Hall of Fame film, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler." The premiere event is set to take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main St.

Other guests who have confirmed their attendance at the event include Jeff Most, the producer of the film, and Charles Lawson, a former American Ambassador to Latvia, a country in northern Europe where the movie was filmed. Other visitors from seven states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Florida and California, also plan to attend the premiere, Lowell Milken Center Director and "Life in a Jar" co-founder Norm Conard said.

"It's very exciting all that's developing with this," Conard said Thursday.

At the age of 14, Zajdman survived in the streets of Warsaw, Poland, until she was rescued by Sendler. She currently lives in Montreal, Canada, and has previously visited Kansas and participated in presentations of the student-driven "Life in a Jar" project that focuses on Sendler's life and heroic efforts.

According to the project's Web site,, Zajdman has worked with students on the project and has provided a powerful voice for "repairing the world," which is the meaning of the Jewish phrase Tikkun Olam and is the project's motto.

"Hers (Zajdman) is quite a fascinating story," Conard said.

The Hallmark-produced film marks the first time that Sendler's story has been used as the basis for a feature film. The network television premiere of the movie is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, on CBS ( KOAM-TV, Ch. 7, locally). The film stars Anna Paquin as Sendler and Marcia Gay Harden as Sendler's mother, Janina. The film's cast also includes Nathaniel Parker and Goran Visnijic.

The "Life in a Jar" project tells Sendler's story, which was discovered in 1999 by a group of Uniontown High School students and has since become globally known. The basis for the project is a dramatic stage play designed by those students that has been performed hundreds of times in the United States and around the world since that time. Students from rural high schools across the country, as well as students in Poland, have performed the play several times over the years.

Working as a social worker in the 1940s, Sendler led an effort to smuggle thousands of Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto after getting the consent of the children's parents. The children were given new identities and placed with Polish families and in convents. Sendler kept a hidden record of their birth names and where they were placed buried in jars with the hope that they would someday be reunited with their own families.

Sendler was nominated in 2007 for a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts. She died in May 2008 at the age of 98.

Zajdman is expected to be present at the film premiere next month, along with Hallmark representatives and several original and current "Life in a Jar" cast members. Guests are expected to arrive in limousines and make red carpet entrances starting at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the premiere, Conard said.

More than 400 people have already made reservations for the event, a Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce statement said.

For more information on Sendler, visit For more information on the film premiere, contact the Lowell Milken Center at (620) 223-9991.

Hallmark Hall of Fame "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler." : HERE

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Words Get in the Way by Gloria Estefan

Words Get in the Way by Gloria Estefan LYRICS
Thanks strawberrybisque