Tuesday, September 6, 2011

“True Blood” Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 11 by Mark Blankenship

I liked several things about “Soul of Fire,” but since I want us to leave in a good mood, I’m going to save them until the end. First, I’ve gotta deliver some tough love…
I hart True Blood, but this entire season has been based on a bogus conflict.

For eleven episodes, we’ve been watching the Witch-Vampire war, and we’ve been told the war is important because it could result in vampire extinction. Martonia has been determined to obliterate the fangers, and the vampires have been afraid she could actually do it. Scenes like Jessica’s slow crawl to the sun have suggested the vampires are this close to getting wiped out, and we’re obviously supposed to be worried about it. By extension, we’re also supposed to worry for Sookie. In this episode, when Martonia surrounds her in a burning ring of fire, we’re supposed to think that she could die for trying to help the vamps.
But we know it’s just a tease. True Blood is a vampire show, and on a vampire show, the vampires are never going to lose. Meanwhile, Sookie is the lead character, so even though she’s not a vampire, she’s not going to die, either. Therefore, all this witch vs. vampire stuff is just a waste of our time. Instead of getting wrapped up in it and wondering how it will end, I get bored and frustrated, waiting for Marnie’s inevitable defeat.

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True Blood Dallas Raffle-- LAST 5 days !!!

This is the last 5 days of the raffle - I will be announcing a few winners on the big 2 hour finale party on Talk Blood Radio Sunday night right after Ep 12 !
I have lots and lots of great prizes!
We just received a Sookie Companion book for a prize there are LOTS and LOTS of prizes!!

Please buy a $20 raffle ticket (each ) and help us pay the costs of running the blog and producing the radio show this year. I have created a very sensible budget for this year and am raising the money through Talk Blood episode sponsorships and the raffle. It is the only way I can keep this all going, we ain't there yet so please help...

Your chances of receiving a prize are astoundingly good and we have wonderful items like:  autographed Sookie books by Charlaine Harris, collector's t-shirts, soundtrack CDs, True Blood collectors grab bags, an original signed Andy Swist ( Yes, as in the True Blood paper dolls ) wonderful portrait of Eric & Sookie, True Blood collectors poster ( one of a kind !) more books, and various other gift certificates and other goodies from some of our sponsors!

But best of all you know you helped keep your favorite True Blood Blog or radio show going for another year!

Thanks, Dallas

Also if you have a prize you'd like to donate email me truebloodindallas@gmail.com

Stephen Moyer on Regis

True Blood Music Video of the Day: It feels like letting go

'True Blood' Recap: Showdown at the Moon Goddess Emporium

Sookie and Jesus embrace their magical legacies to defeat Marnie's evil grip on Bon Temps – with unforeseen results

The residents of Bon Temps are pissed off in "Soul of Fire," Season Four's penultimate episode. Be they vampire, witch, werewolf, shape-shifter, human or telepathic part-faerie, they're mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore. This episode saw what appeared to be the final vampire-witch battle, with the vamps triumphing over the violently disturbed Wiccan Marnie – with help from Jesus' brujo magic and Sookie's trusty light power. Although the Sookie-Bill-Eric love triangle remained at a standstill this episode, Pam is forced to accept the fact that her maker's allegiance is no longer to her, causing a high potential for Eric's progeny to become dangerously unhinged. Still, love wasn't entirely absent from the plot, with Jessica and Jason trying to ignore the passion between them and failing miserably. As the episode drew to a close though, it seemed wartime had finally given way to peace. But as the final 60 seconds proved, "dead" doesn't necessarily mean "gone."

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True Blood Season 3 soundtrack- released today!

Music from Seasons 3 and 4 is highlighted on this album, including a cover of The Zombies' "She's Not There" by Neko Case and Nick Cave, a new version of Karen Elson's take on "Season Of The Witch," featuring Donovan, "Gonna Be A Darkness" by Jakob Dylan and Gary Louris, Jace Everett's incredible theme, "Bad Things," and so much more. It is music to drink blood, shape shift, and howl at the moon to. Spooky and sexy, new and classic tracks from the HBO Original Series True Blood.

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard

This is an inside joke - you have to listen to podcast and be in chat room to understand the joke !


True Blood serves up a steaming pile of True Death by Meredith Woerner io9.com

Last night on True Blood, everyone got a little action! Even Andy! The Vampire Squad wrestled the witches with their custom leather fingerless gloves and fired a rocket launcher up their cackling behinds.
But let me tell it to you, Pro/Con style:
Pro: Aaaaand we pick up exactly right where we left off last week. Except this time the vampires are no longer in slow motion. But don't worry, True Blood always finds a way to screw in some extra ridiculous. Cue Jessica and Pam's hilarious banter, "This is what PMS used to feel like" and "Can we blow up these Wiccan dipshits already? I have a mani/pedi at four." Glad to see we're all taking this Wiccan fight seriously. Lady vampires go to war! PMS! Manicures! Hoorah!

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Recaps: True Blood, Season 4, Episode 11

Recap in 140: With Jesus and Lafayette’s help, Bill and Eric win what they think will be the final battle with Marnie. But it won’t be.
The Episode: There is still one episode left in the season, so there is still time to prove this hypothesis wrong, but I think I’ve figured out the over-arching problem with True Blood: the core cast of the show is impossible to kill. Disclaimer: I don’t read the books, so something shocking could be on the way in the near future, but I don’t see it. Every time characters on the show come to the precipice of death, they are predictably pulled back from the edge.

In Sunday’s episode, the lives of the following characters were legitimately close to ending:
• Sookie
• Eric
• Bill
• Jessica
• Pam
• Jason
• Sam
• Alcide
And I suppose you could throw Lafayette, Jesus and Holly into the mix if you factor in last week’s cliffhanger. But at every turn, their lives were spared. And I didn’t even feel as though they were ever in real danger. It’s sort of like a Tom Cruise movie. Tom Cruise never dies at the end of a Tom Cruise vehicle. If you tell yourself that during any juncture in the film, it sort of kills the suspense.

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An Evening with Charlaine Harris and Laurell K. Hamilton September 14 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm St Louis

Time Wednesday, September 14 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Location Christ Church Cathedral
1210 Locust Street
Saint Louis, MO

More Info Subterranean Books and Bouchercon present Charlaine Harris and Laurell K. Hamilton in an intimate Q&A to benefit the St. Louis Public Library.

Your ticket price gains you admittance to the one-hour event and gets you a signed copy of Harris' SOOKIE STACKHOUSE COMPANION or Hamilton's HIT LIST. Please specify which signed book you would like.

No books will be signed at the event and no books will be personalized.

Please present your receipt for admittance to the event and to claim your signed book.

Event starts at 6:00pm with doors opening at 5:00pm. We recommend you come early.

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Teen angst meets vampires in Venice - new film from Favorite books

'The Moth Diaries'
Harron's 'Moth Diaries' preems at fest

Mary Harron’s adaptation of bestseller 'The Moth Diaries' looks at teen girl friendships and fantasies at a boarding school in the 1960s.Gotham filmmaker Mary Harron journeys to the Lido this week with her fourth feature, an adaptation of Rachel Klein's 2002 bestseller "The Moth Diaries," which preems out of competition today in Venice, just days before its Toronto Film Festival bow.Told via journal entries, the novel is a slice of modern Gothic set at a girls' boarding school in the 1960s.
Its 16-year-old narrator Rebecca (Sarah Bolger), devastated her father's suicide, finds herself preoccupied by a new girl, the mysterious Ernessa (Brit supermodel Lily Cole), whom she suspects of being a vampire.
For the director, however, the genre elements were not the chief attraction.

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