Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blood Work! “True Blood” vlog 3.07: Escape from Lilith Fair

Team Talk Blood guys, Andy and Brian bring us their vlog for Ep 3.07

I gotta be honest, I don’t know which would be worse: Being trapped on a plantation full of bitchy gay vampires or being stuck in Sookie’s RenFair afterlife. In this episode of our True Blood recap vlog, Andy and I unleash our inner garden party and frolic bedside, Bon Temps style.
Soon enough we get around to discussing Lorena’s chocolate fountain climax, Sam’s fetish wear, and all the other nutty crap that went down in this week’s ep.
Hop into our Hot Tub Time Machine, after the break!

Loving True Blood in Dallas fan art graphic logo- Wow!

I love hearing from you guys. All the activity and feedback during these weeks during the season truly makes all the work during the long year worth all the work . I have to share a really nice gift I received today from a fellow fan .

Thanks to the amazingly talented Devin who wrote ...

I am a huge & longtime fan of your podcasts & blog. love the insight your callers give and the generally happy feel that all of your shows have. 

As a part- time graphic designer, I have been inspired for a while to do something for you, since you do so much for all of us Truebies!!
Gee thanks,  Devin ! I asked if he had a website or something and WAS BLOWN away at his amazing talent. Man, if you need a photographer in Arkansas this is your guy!!! 
Check it out and thanks again for the cool graphic!

Vampire Craftin' Sookie Stackhouse cross stitch

Stacy from Vampire Craftin blog writes...I am so proud of myself, and it doesn't happen often.  I created and completed a cross stitch pattern.  I saw so many patterns on line and even those where you make a pattern from a photo and I thought "You have to be crazy"  That is like 75 different flossess and months and months of work.  So this is my version.  It on 14 count fabric.  It is 50x50 and I used 7 diffrent color flosses.  My pattern was one I hand stiched and scanned in and it is not pretty.  If you would like the pattern.  email me and I will send you what I worked from.  I plan on making one for every character on the show.

I took my Cross Stitch Pattern and made a Applique Quilt block.  The pattern and step by step instructions  are available for FREE download on my blog.  I hope to create a block for each character, and end up with a handmade True Blood Quilt.  

I am using the same pattern to created a Applique Quilt block of Sookie Stackhouse.  I will post it soon.

follow along here

Talk Blood True Blood Season 3.07 "Hitting the ground"

Did you miss the show Sunday night ?

True Blood Season 3.07 "Hitting the ground"
I was joined  by Team Talk Blood member,  Becca Wilcott National Post of Canada columnist and author of the fantastic new book, "Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion" and the amazing BillOhBill my friend Mary Kay. Somehow---also check out the chat room log.

Be sure to join us  next Sunday night because we're going to talk True Blood on Talk Blood Radio  live on Blog Talk Radio.  I love hearing you comments and suggestions you can ALWAYS email me:
'Dallas' at truebloodindallas@gmail

  • 9:15pm  CDT / 10:15pm EDT: Talk Blood after True Blood chatroom on Blog Talk  Radio opens. Join in the fun  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!

*PRIZES *  Our winner Sunday night was the lovely @PamsPumps



Blood Bath Shower Gel

Bathtime should be fun. So, why not spice it up a bit by using a blood bag to clean yourself? Exactly. Bloody shower gel makes getting clean fun again. YAY

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Tony Steger, a gay prostitute who catches the eye of King Russell Edgington

Steger will play, well um, Steger, or rather Tony Steger, a gay prostitute who catches the eye of King Russell Edgington (I guess when you've got a one-episode guest spot, last names don't really matter.)  The 90210 star told E! Online a wee bit about his Bon Temps whirlwind visit.  “I’m a drug runaway who has a very interesting trade that feeds into his drug addiction and his lifestyle...It’s a really dark youth and he’s just a lost soul...I meet the King of Mississippi and I resemble his love of 700 years [Talbot]. They have an interesting chemistry.”

read on

‘True Blood’s New Waitress On Her Bewitching Abilities

This Sunday Lauren Bowles makes her ‘True Blood‘ debut as Merlotte’s newest waitress Holly Cleary.   Bowles, whose credits include everything from guest starring on numerous procedurals, to starring opposite her real life half-sister Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the comedy ‘Watching Ellie,’ is thrilled she landed a longterm role on one of her favorite shows.  She opened up about Holly’s secret powers, why the cast is afraid to give out spoilers, and what to order at Merlotte’s.

Tell me about your character, Holly Cleary.
What I can tell you, because it’s shrouded in secrecy on this show, [is that] I am the new waitress at Merlotte’s – a single working Mom.  I might have some interesting abilities that will develop as the show goes on.
There are some hints, at least judging by the books, that she might be a witch.
This is what I have been told.  This is what the word on the street is.  I’m not even joking.  They make you sign a confidentiality agreement, ‘You can tell nothing. Don’t say a word.’  But she does have some interesting abilities that will develop.

read on

“True Blood” Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 7

I've already emailed Mark to ask him what size Texas Stetson hat I should send for him to remember he is  TV critic ! 

WE WILL be talking Sunday night on Talk Blood Radio about my belief that the debate about whether True Blood fans should be reading the books is OVER and that the script writing assumes much of the time that watchers have read the freaking books (Alan Ball in EVERY single interview certainly thinks you have ) and I certainly believe you get LOTS more out of True Blood,  if you have read the books than you lose! I can guarantee that!!!

I think I'll also put a copy of “Dead to the world “in the mail to him today. 
Peru ( or the TB equivalent) here we come ! Haha

Team Talk Blood member , Mark Blankenship Sucker Punch for Ep 7

After delivering two exceptional segments in a row, True Blood comes closer to earth with “Hitting the Ground.” That’s not to say that the episode is bad—it’s really pretty good—but it does contains some frustrating elements.
And by “frustrating elements,” I mean, “this whole thing with Bill.”

Now in this very moment, I’m engaged with what’s happening to him. By viciously attacking Sookie in the back of that van—despite the fact that he seemed to be unaware of what he was doing—Bill has gotten himself ostracized from the human community that means so much to him. By helping Sookie kill Lorena (Bye-bye, diva! We’ll miss you!), he’s only furthering his alienation from his fellow vampires, whom he’s already been pissing off or avoiding for quite some time.
In other words, Bill has become a creature without a country.
And the show is suggesting this will make him an evil bastard. You noticed, I’m sure, that after drinking Sookie’s fairy blood (more on that in a minute), he is kinda-sorta impervious to sunlight. And then when Sookie is in magic fairy dreamland, her magic fairy bestie tells her that Bill is going to steal her light. And then dreamland gets dark.

read on

Team Talk Bllood member, Becca Wilcott's book: Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion buy it today!

I had Team Talk Blood member, Becca Wilcott on again last Sunday night for Talk Blood Radio and there has been quite  a buzz. Please make sure you buy her True Blood companion book. ( Note* there are folks mentioned in this book that YOU know ;-))
Listen to podcast on right.

Truly,  Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion by Becca Wilcott 

Editor’s Description
This  companion to the wildly popular HBO series True Blood is at once an  introductory guide to the first two seasons of the vampire saga and a  treasure trove for the legions of true believers who follow the show.  Created by Alan Ball, the Oscar-winning writer of American Beauty and  creator of HBO's cult ensemble sensation Six Feet Under, True Blood  surpassed The Sopranos as the largest-ever audience for a cable show at  more than 12.4 million viewers a week. It has revitalized the career of  Oscar-winner Anna Paquin and has introduced international audiences to  Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, and Ryan Kwanten and an extensive,  award-winning cast. Exclusive interviews, in-depth biographies of cast  members, an episode guide, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes flesh out the  fictional characters as well as the actors who inhabit the roles. Some  of the underlying themes of the series—such as the politics of race,  sexuality, and gender—are explored, and chapters on paranormal phenomena  and the literary and cinematic histories of vampires are also included.  In addition, this analysis offers an introduction to author Charlaine  Harris, whose popular Sookie Stackhouse novels were the inspiration for  the television series, as well as a discussion of the role of the fan  base and social media in the phenomenal rise of this television  sensation.

Book sake does a nice review here

Liquid bookmark for the vampire lover

Thanks E

These bookmarks are deliciously evil and look like melted red wax or blood, depending on your bent. Made from silicone, each one is hand poured by a Japanese artist who may be part vampire for all we know. (We have a don't ask, don't tell policy about blood sucking.) Every one of these is totally unique and one of a kind. Hook it over your favorite book to hold your place and show off your love of O Negative.

  • Bookmark made of red silicone
  • Each bookmark is a totally unique shape and hand poured by the artist himself
  • Is it melting red wax or blood? (We don't recommend licking it to find out.)
  • Perfect gift for that girl you know who is obsessed with that series of books about vampires
  • Imported from Japan
buy here

Sam "Sam" Trammell on Jay Leno last night video !

True Blood Music Video of the Day: I Hate Myself For Loving You

I Hate Myself For Loving You