Saturday, July 30, 2011

Charlaine Harris says Sookie bk #12 is finished and at the printers the title is " Deadlocked" May 2012

Wow ....aren't we excited? - get ready book will be out the first week of May 2012!

2 Charlaine Sookieverse original stories come out this month ...a short story in Home Improvement and novella in Sookie companion!

Post in comments what you think the " deadlock " is referring to ???

True Blood Recipe of the week: Burgers Lafayette recipe from Charlaine Harris

I thought this was a great recipe for this week  - this is really a recipe from Charlaine Harris .

Sauce for Burgers Lafayette 
1/4 c vinegar
1/2 c water
1/2 t salt
a dash of cayenne
1  medium onion, chopped
2 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T brown sugar
1 T  prepared mustard
1/2 t pepper
1/2 c ketchup
2 T margarine
l  lemon, sliced extra thin (optional) 
Saute the onion (and lemon, if you choose to use it) in the margarine. Then  add all the other ingredients. Simmer about 20 minutes. Then place the broiled  hamburgers (or leftover roast slices) in the skillet and steep them in the sauce  over very low heat for a few minutes. Serve with extra sauce spooned on top when  you're ready. 
Charlaine Harris

From Book 8 From Dead to Worse

I stuck my head through the hatch to wave at the kitchen staff. The current cook at Merlotte’s was an ex-army guy named Carson. Short-order cooks come and go. Carson was one of the better ones. He’d mastered burgers Lafayette right away (hamburgers steeped in a former cook’s special sauce), and he got the chicken strips and fries done exactly right, and he didn’t have tantrums or try to stab the busboy

It isn't burgers Lafayette like in the books, but whe we mention burgers and Lafayette we just have to watch the brilliant 'Aids burger' scene from True Blood Season1.

Alan Ball signs True Blood contract but.........

I just thought this was interesting to note ...

UPDATE: I've leaned that Alan Ball's new deal with HBO is actually multi-year. But under it, he has committed to be a full-time executive producer/showrunner on True Blood for only one more season. He is expected to reevaluate his future on the show at the end of Season 5, when he may take a backseat on True Blood while focusing on developing new projects for HBO or decide to continue full-time.

‘True Blood’: What’s up with the creepy baby?

Vampires, faeries, shifters, werewolves and witches all populate Bon Temps this season on “True Blood.” But the character that’s freaking us out the most? The creepy baby terrorizing momma Arlene (Carrie Preston) and daddy-through-marriage, Terry (Todd Lowe).
Creator Alan Ball admits it’s “great to take a really angelic baby and put scary music” in the scene. Indeed. When speaking to journalists gathered at the Television Critics Press tour on Thursday, Ball explained that the little hellion became a plot point because “once we made the decision in the writers’ room to jump ahead in time, we knew that the baby would be here.”

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Stockton students see their 'True Blood' essays turned into a book

Love this idea - !

Fangs, shape shifters and immortals, oh my. HBO's popular vampire saga "True Blood" is in its fourth season, and it has at least a small group of philosophy students watching with more than casual interest.
These local fans of the goings on between vampires and mortals in the quagmire that is Bon Temps, La., have taken their love of the show to another level - publishing a book of their musings on the themes dealt with in "True Blood" and how they relate to larger, real-life questions.

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True Blood - Episode 4.06 - I Wish I Was The Moon - Sneak Peeks Lafayette and Jesus Visit His Grandfather

True Blood - Episode 4.06 - I Wish I Was The Moon - Sneak Peeks "Andy Lends Holly a Hand "

Spoiler :True Blood Trailer shown at Television Critics Association 2011

True Blood 2011 TCA Trailer from Michael Coelho on Vimeo.

Why Don Draper Is a Far Better Vampire Than Any of Twilight’s or True Blood’s

** I posted this too so you guy could read the original post ..the comments are the best . My fav:

"a young female protagonist, and a vampire love interest who does not even try to eat her." Have you actually seen True Blood? 

 Guest blogger and screenwriter Brian McGreevy is upset about the post-Twilight emasculation of vampires and is currently professionally working to re-masculate them: He is adapting Bram Stoker's Dracula for Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio. Additionally, his vampire-themed novel Hemlock Grove is coming out in winter 2012 from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, and he is working on the film adaptation with director Eli Roth.

The old-fashioned, iconic vampire is in many ways the ideal man. Let's call him the Romantic vampire, famously modeled on Lord Byron and best associated with Bram Stoker’s Dracula later in the century. (As opposed to the traditional vampire from Slavic folklore, a dumb and socially ungraceful specimen of peasant stock that more closely resembles the present-day zombie and whose origins could be found in plague anxiety and an impressive misgrasp of forensic science.) The Romantic vampire is a real customer, with looks, charm, style, wealth, and insatiable demonic appetite. Imagine the first bite of a perfectly seared piece of meat — to him you are that meat. Eros and Thanatos join forces in this vampire; no one else can make a woman feel this wanted or alive (for the moment).

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The emasculation of the modern vampire?

Would Don Draper really be a better vampire than the men of "True Blood" and "Twilight"? Madness

Screenwriter Brian McGreevy did a guest stint on Vulture today with a diatribe on the emasculation of vampires in modern media, specifically in "True Blood" and "Twilight." "True Blood," at least, began with McGreevy's ideal sexy/dangerous vampire -- if not in Bill Compton, than in Eric Northman. Of course, now that Eric has lost his memory and Bill is playing at being a prissy little king, it's totally reasonable for McGreevy to assert that these characters "have taken the Romantic vampire and cut off his balls, leaving a pallid emo pansy with the gaseous pretentiousness of a perfume commercial. We are now left with the Castrati vampire."
Unfortunately, this argument smacks of chauvinism. McGreevy (currently adapting Bram Stoker's "Dracula" for the big screen) blames this on a new, dangerous "female gaze" -- as opposed to the misogynistic "male gaze" as defined by feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey in her essay "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema." The female gaze, he suggests, makes these non-threatening vampires "pornography for tweens." When he asserts that "Mad Men's" Don Draper is actually more of a vampire than any of the "True Blood" or "Twilight" characters, what he's saying is that Draper is more of a man.

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