Wednesday, September 22, 2010

True Blood : How to talk like a vampire, and anyone else

(CNN) -- "You are my miracle, Sookie. For the first time in 140 years, I felt something I thought had been lost to me forever. I love you."

Bill Compton's sexy, antiquated Southern drawl comes through loud and clear when he speaks these words: he says "miracle" as "mir-uh-kal," and drops the "r" in "years" and the "g" in "something" when he tells Sookie Stackhouse that he loves her in "True Blood," which just ended its third season.

But that's not how the show's leads Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, now married, speak in real life. Paquin comes from New Zealand. Moyer is British. Their speech is nothing like wide-eyed Southern waitress or the vampire of over 170 years from Louisiana.

How do they do it? Behind the scenes of many television shows and movies, dialect coaches are working with actors and actresses to perfect their speech patterns, getting them to sound as close to the director's vision as possible.

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Sesame Street’s True Blood Parody: True Mud

...Their latest one is a parody of the HBO vampire series “True Blood,” a show known for sex, violence, gore, and more sex. This is obviously for the adults because we hope the pre-K set isn’t tuning in to watch Eric, Sookie, and Bill’s love triangle. With that said, check out their version of “True Blood” entitled “True Mud”

True Blood Recipes: Red velvet cake pops dedicated to Alexander Skarsgard

How fun are these ? Great idea for Halloween parties !

.....I was going to dedicate these to a vampire by the name of Eric Northman from True Blood (Alexander Skarsgard), but my husband would probably get annoyed. The colour of the deep magenta and the dark chocolate are very eery and dark and thought they would suit perfectly. Also the depth of the flavour would represent his character. I'm sure he would love a BITE of these. But lets leave him out of it for now.Ill just say that it represents me! Which i think it does in some way....

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True Blood Season 3 Timeline - Part 1

 I'm working on this  - more soon!

Day 1
Episode 1
Opens same night as S2ep12 ends with Sookie looking for Bill in restaurant
Jason and Tara’s reaction to Eggs death
Were’s have kidnapped Bill.
Sookie goes to Bill’s house and Jess hides dead trucker
“Conscience off , dick on “ Andy to Jason!
Sookie goes to Fangtasia and finds Eric and Yvetta
Bill cause car to wreck and escapes from weres.
Sam searches for his family and has an erotic Bill dream

Day 2
Audrey with Magnolia Chamber of Commerce wakes Sam with info on Mickens family
Jason and Hoyt decide to move in together
Sookie talks to Bud Dearborn about helping to find Bill
Sam finds Tommy at a Tire shop
Lettie Mae comforts Tara
Bill rises in the woods
Queen and Magister visit Eric at Fangtasia about V being sold
Lafayette is making chili with cinnamon and Arlene knows she pregnant
Queen tells Eric to “move the blood”
Pam visits Sookie with the check for Dallas
Arlene tells Terry she’s pregnant
Pam visits Lafayette and tells him to sell the V!
Sookie and Jessica go to find Bill
Bill feeds from Old Lady
Tara tries to committee suicide with pills
Sam finds the Micken’s house
Jason enjoys the company of 2 veterinary students
Jess and Sookie find the crash and find the “operation werewolf tattoo”
Bill meets werewolves in the woods and they attack him
End of episode
Episode 2
Same night Bill is fighting with weres when King Russell Edgington
Lafayette finds Tara attempting suicide
Sookie brings Nazi werewolf  tattoo to Eric
Pam gives Jessica tipson being a vampire
Flash back to Eric and Godric in Nazi Germany
Hoyt and Jessica break up again

Day 3
Sookie surprises Jason “Eating chicken in the dark”
Sam meets the Micken’s
Tara and Lafayette go to visit Ruby ( Lafayette’s Mom) Laf meets Jesus.
Sam learns about who he is ..gets to know Tommy
Jessica rents a chain saw
Bill has dinner with Russell and Talbot
Andy becomes a town hero for killing Eggs
Sam and Tommy play in the woods
Franklin sneaks into Bill’s house and finds the Stackhouse family research
Eric pays Sookie a visit (more Nazi flashbacks) and tells Sookie about the history of these werewolves
More of the Talbot dinner and Russell offers to make Bill a sheriff and tells Bill he knows about Sophie Ann and Sookie
Terry tells Arlene his 10 reasons why she can trust him with her kids.
Franklin come into Merlotte’s and talks to Tara
Jessica has “lost” the dead trucker
Jason is drunk and goes on a call with Andy to Hotshot and sees Crystal ( also gets the idea to be a cop)
Tara gets drunk and with Franklin’s help beats up some rednecks
Back to Bill at dinner with Russell, when Lorena walks in and Bill throws an oil lamp at her.
Sookie invites Eric in just in time to take on werewolves, who are now in Sookie house.
She shoots at one of them, he dives, episode ends.
Episode 3
Episode begins were last episode left off.  Sookie shoots, she hits Eris and he kills the were.
At  Russell’s they are trying to put out the Lorena fire, Russell suggests that Bill turn Sookie
Sookie and Eric bury the dead were ,  Sookie decides to go to Mississippi to look for Bill
Tara and Franklin in hotel room
Sam leaves the Micken’s house.
Jessica calls Pam and interrupts her helping Yvetta remember Estonia ( were is Missing)

Day 4
Sookie is asking Sam for 2 maybe 3 days off to go to Jackson t look for Bill/ Sam tells her about his family. She asks Sam to hire Jessica to keep her busy.
Hoyt is helping Jason study for police written test.
Arlene goes to doctor and finds out she is 9 weeks pregnant
Sookie and Tara go to Eggs funeral.
Flashback (actually Bill’s dream) to Bill returning home after Civil war and finding his son dead.
Jason dreams about taking the exam –is awakened by Lafayette on road crew. They find headless trucker in ditch.
Sookie is cleaning the porch and is surprised by Alcide Herveaux (a were) sent to protect her by Eric Northman
The Micken’s family surprised Sam with a visit to Merlotte’s
Sookie and Alcide plan trip to Jackson. He tells her his Ex is “Banging the leader “ of this outlaw were pack.
More flashback dreams of Bills past burying his son.
At Russell’s Cooter is talking to Russell, Talbott and Lorena about Sookie
Bill enters and pledges fealty to Russell and Kingdom of Mississippi
Jason and Tara visit at the bar.
Eric visits Lafayette and gives him his car (sells for $1 to avoid pesky gift tax)
More with Micken’s and Sam at Merlotte’s
Franklin pays a visit to Jessica and brings her the head.
Jason returns home and burns sheriff application
Alcide takes Sookie to Lou Pine’s, Sookie tries to read were minds and Alcide find out about Debbie’s engagement party.
Franklin visits Tara after finding out lots of information from Jessica ( baby vampire)
Bill and Lorena fight and have ‘head turning’sex.

What’s on tap at Merlotte’s and Lou Pine’s ?

What’s on tap at Merlotte’s and Lou Pine’s
The tap offerings have changed fron S1 to S3 - what have I missed ?

Season 1
Bare knuckle
Amber Bock
Dos Equis

Season 3
Dos Equis
Amber Bock
Bare Knuckle

Lou Pine’s Bar
Coor’s Light
Shiner Bock
Shiner Black Nugget

Make sure you have pre-ordered you Soookie Stackhouse companion book ships February 1 2011 !

The #1 New York Times bestselling author presents the definitive guide to the world of Sookie Stackhouse.

Charlaine Harris has topped the bestseller charts and has become a nationwide phenomenon, thanks to the unconventional-and otherworldly- life of Sookie Stackhouse. Now, in her own words, Sookie gives readers a look at her family, friends, enemies, adventures, and-of course-the lovers who set her world on fire...

Readers will:

• Tour Bon Temps, the small Louisiana town that Sookie calls home, and visit the houses of her Gran and her sometime vampire lover, Bill
• Prowl around the werewolf and were-panther communities
• Browse through her best friend Tara's dress shop
• Belly up to the bar in Merlotte's, where Sookie works
• Get must-have Bon Temps recipes-including Caroline Bellfleur's famous chocolate cheesecake
• Test themselves with trivia questions from the series

Price:$18.45; eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime
This title will be released on February 1, 2011.Pre-order now!

Take a bite out of Mystic Falls with these iPhone apps

All about the vampire apps

With the free CWTV app, you can watch free previews and exclusive promotional videos of The Vampire Diaries in between Thursday night’s new episodes. The app is also full of photos and more information about the vampire-themed show, as well as all your other favorite CW TV shows, like “Gossip Girl” and “90210.” The schedule in the app is a handy way to keep track of when reruns will be playing, and a link to purchase full episodes is available if you need more than just a clip to keep you satisfied.
Did you know The Vampire Diaries TV show is created from a series of young adult novels of the same name by L. J. Smith? So just like other extremely popular vampire stories such as the “Twilight” series and HBO’s “True Blood,” you can read the original stories on your iPhone with an e-book reader, such as the free Nook app. You can download free samples of “The Vampire Diaries” with Nook before you commit to the full purchase at $9.99. Nook also offers you the ability share your e-book with one friend.
The Bite on This: Vampire Diaries app ($1.99) gives you direct access to podcasts discussing old and new episodes of the show. The podcasts come from the blog of the same name at If you can’t get enough of “The Vampire Diaries,” you will definitely want to download this iPhone app to keep up with the latest news and rumors from this show-themed podcasts.
If you’ve always wondered what you or a loved one might look like featuring a pair of fangs like the Salvatore brothers or newly-turned Caroline, download the MyFangsFree app. Simply take a new photo with your iPhone camera or use one from your existing library. Pinch to zoom in on the face to fang, and then choose from the three different pairs of fangs. Select the position and brightness of your new mouth accessories, then save the photo to share on social networks---perfect to spice up your Twitter avatar for the upcoming Halloween holiday. Upgrade to the full version for 99 cents and take your pick from 20 different fang varietals.

True Blood Music Video of the Day: A wolf at the door

True Blood | A wolf at the door