Sunday, August 16, 2009

“True Blood”: Episode Nine Recap

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.”

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Everything you need to know about True Blood Episode 9

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.

Now the song is being used, appropriately enough, for the HBO series TRUE BLOOD -- in the video, he performs the song as we see clips of Bill, Sookie and the rest of the gang. What's interesting--and may be blasphemous for some Goths--is that it's a country version of the song!
"I wanted to do a version of 'Cry, Little Sister' that had a swampy, bluesy Robert Johnson feel, so it would fit in the Southern Gothic world of TRUE BLOOD," G Tom Mac explains. "They wanted to use the song and I think it fits."

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 - it's a little wonky

Here is the movie version

Addicted to Twitter

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.

Meet the Dallas Vampires-The vampires from Texas Area 6

Here are some great behind the scenes photos featureing the Dallas vamps

Here they are in various scenes from Episode 8

Talk Blood Ep. 9 ' I Will Rise Up ' live right after True Blood tonight

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!
We hope you'll call in. And if you can't, tweet @SookieBonTemps who'll be reading and reacting to tweets LIVE!

** Tonight we will be joined by guest reviewer, Meredith Woerner from 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

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Anna's brother talks about new film “Open House“

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!

Free Stuff: Strange Brew Sookie short storyanthology give-away

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!

Email Me!

Drop me a line at graeme NOSPAM, remove the 'NOSPAM' bit though!

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Big Poppa by Mindless Self Indulgence.

Big Poppa by Mindless Self Indulgence.

Thanks, Lawliettte