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Night 11

What we see in our minds vs. Alan Ball’s creations (via @CindyLouLouBear)

When you read the SVM books, there are some characters that you just picture a certain way. It might be because you’ve see them in a movie, or commercial; but for whatever reason, they just pop into your head. I had a few of those as I read along.

Two in particular come to mind, I pictured Claude & Claudine extremely differnt than what Alan Ball brought to the screen.

For Claudine, I pictured Missi Pyle. She’s guested on numerous prime~time shows & was in the movie Galaxy Quest. I thought she would make a wonderful Claudine, as she can take even the most benign character & make it her own.

I pictured Mike O’Hearn as Claude. He was on the American Gladiators as Titan. He’s around 6’5 & all muscle. Since Claude was described as a Romance Novel cover model . O’Hearn would have been great as the standoffish, yet charming gay & proud brother to Claudine.

I can see where Alan Ball would want to make Faery a different land, but I was honestly really dissapointed in the vision of Fae Homeland.

via What we see in our minds vs. Alan Ball’s creations


Penalty Box: Alan Ball Gets It (via @EricSookieLover)

For tonight’s fangalicious Fang-A-Thon 2012 post, I was inspired to write about something that has been on my mind ever since I read it earlier today.  What I read was an article in the Summer Preview issue of TV Guide magazine. If you haven’t read it yet (and would like to be spoiled in a MAJOR way), I highly suggest you do BEFORE you read any further. If you don’twant to be spoiled…sorry, this post WILL spoil some things for you, so you might not want to read this post.

As the title of this post mentions, it’s Alan Ball’s turn to sit in the Penalty Box. I think it’s only fair. He has screwed us around long enough. As it is in hockey; punishment is handed out to those who break the rules and/or has been found to be guilty of crimes they shouldn’t commit. I’ll be playing the role of referee or judge, jury and executioner.

FIRST PERIOD:

Alan Ball gets it for saying this below;

“This season we wanted to stay away from “Who will Sookie choose?” ~Alan Ball, TV Guide Summer Preview Issue

Oh REALLY? I found this comment to be extremely funny, actually. If there was ever a person who has played the “team” thing more than any other, I can’t think of anybody. Alan Ball is the leader of playing “teams”. Oh right…he expects us to move on, just like Sookie, towards Alcide. *rolls eyes* Sure, he says there won’t be a “team” thing now…but you know that his words mean nothing. He has lied before – who says he isn’t lying now?

This calls for a 5 minute major for fighting. No, he’s not fighting with the fans himself…but it’s because of HIM, True Blood fans fight with each other. He’s the instigator so he gets another 2 minutes.

SECOND PERIOD:

Alan Ball gets it for saying this below;

Eric’s sister – they had the same maker, Godric, who met the true death – arrives to help her bro. Expect serious sibling…friction. “They don’t have the same boundaries that we do in human family arrangements,” Ball says with a laugh.

You remember that kiss in the first full season 5 teaser, where Eric is seen kissing another woman? I guess that is his “sister” Nora. While I do think Eric is the type of character who would typically move on from being dumped by Sookie, by switching back to the man he was before he met her – it still doesn’t make this nausea go away. I don’t want to see Eric move on from Sookie. For that matter, I don’t want to see Sookie move on with anyone else either.  The fact Alan Ball LAUGHS about boundaries not being a matter in this, makes me want to shove my fist in his f*ckin’ face. Since he’s not here…I guess I’ll have to do the next best thing.

This calls for another 2 minutes for hooking. Hooking up two characters who don’t belong together and for making all of us here at Eric and Sookie lovers sick to our stomachs. I think he should also pay for all the booze we’ll have to drink during season 5 in order to get through all of this crap. Does he think we’ll find this interesting? Oh wait…he probably doesn’t even care what we think. *slaps head*

THIRD PERIOD:

Alan Ball gets it for…well, he never really said anything, but I definitely feel he deserves something for destroying the character of our beloved Sookie and for being a woman-hater.

Sookie on the show is NOTHING like her book counterpart. I won’t get into this here, because Nymerias pretty much covered all of it in her post here. As you know, Alan Ball has destroyed EVERY SINGLE FEMALE CHARACTER on the show. Tara, many of us hate her because she whines all the time.  Jessica, okay, she’s not bad…yet, but to sleep with Jason put her on the same derailing track as the others. Pam, is another character Alan Ball has completely changed from her book counterpart. We still love her, but we hate how Alan Ball has turned her into someone who hates Sookie and broke up her close relationship with Eric. I will say this though…none of these women portray characters we (as fans) can relate to. It only proves my theory that Alan Ball hates women, or doesn’t understand them. I wish the female writers on his staff would stand up to him and tell him; ‘no, this is NOT how women are’.

This calls for a 10 minute game misconduct, and a four game suspension. And for added punishment…just because I’m a woman, and because I’m a b*tch…a slap shot to his ballsack. Shame on you, Alan Ball! I wonder if your mother knows how much you hate women? Shame on you for turning Sookie into a woman who resembles a wife who has been physically abused by her husband over the years. I hope Alan Ball’s husband-wife doesn’t let him call the shots in their relationship. Shame, shame, shame…

GAME OVER.

That’s the buzzer to end this edition of the Penalty Box!  Rest assured, Alan Ball will be in here (image below) for the foreseeable future!

Any more penalties you want to add to this? Feel free to agree or add some more on in the comments below!

via Penalty Box: Alan Ball Gets It.


Godric, the Hermit (via @TrueBloodMame)

In the darkest hour, in the dead night,
As the storm clouds gather, and the lightning strikes,
And the thunder rolls, and the cold rain blows,
The future it holds, what God only knows.

And I will rise up, and I will rise up,
Though I be a dead man, I said yes and amen.
And I will stand tall, and I will stand tall,
Until I meet my end, until I meet my end.

The Hermit
The Hermit shines light in the dark places because he carries a message that solitude, silence and meditation are essential aids to spiritual progress. Solitude takes us away from the multiple distractions of the material world; silence enables us to become aware of ourselves and our own reality, while meditation allows us to turn the mind inward and become receptive to the wisdom that arises from the collective unconscious and from the mysterious reaches even beyond this.
The Hermit symbolises the truth that many insights can be only discovered through quiet contemplation, away from society. Significantly, nine, the number of this card is the product of 3x3 (basis of trinity and a prime spiritual number) with connotations of eternal life. The card therefore has life-enhancing powers.
In the earliest Italian sources this trump is called either the Old Man (il Vecchio) or the Hunchback (il Gobbo). In one early sixteenth century Italian source, it is called Time (il Tempo), which is what it actually represents. From the time of the ancient Orphics, Chronos (Time) has been identified with Cronos (Saturn), the father of Zeus. Once banished, Saturn turned to gardening and applied his sickle to less violent ends. He was shown with it in the statue in his very ancient temple on the road leading to the Roman Capitol. Much wiser now, his reign was called the Golden Age, because he was incorruptible and there were no wars. He is fertility in its most exalted sense. Saturn eventually stepped down in favour of his son and retired from human company. Some say he rules Elysium, the Isle of the Blest; others say he lies in a magic sleep, tended by nymphs, on an island near Britain, and that he will return to bring another Golden Age.
Saturn discovers that Time may bring long life, experience and spiritual growth that cannot be rushed, for in his exile and enforced solitude he learns the wisdom that comes to those who endure and wait in silence. In stillness and serenity Saturn has grown into his own “Golden Age,” the only true Golden Age, the one within. Thus Saturn has become a symbol of quiet contemplation and wisdom, and here we may see a connection to the Hermit. Saturn is an example of the Wise Old Man archetype described by Jung; he is an authority figure, a god-like father, a spiritual guide, often appearing as a priest, teacher, grandfather, etc. He may manifest in many forms, including a disembodied voice but especially an old man. He may also take the form of a young boy, in which we may see the dual aspect of Mercury; He walks to the left to represent the process that Jung calls individuation, wherein the conscious and unconscious unite by means of the consciousness embracing the unconscious; the hourglass is an obvious symbol of the inexorable, irreversible flow of time, but also of the “eternal return,” for although the flow is irreversible, it will eventually stop; then everything must be inverted, and we will be back again at the beginning. Thus each Aeon has its own destiny, and each Aeon must yield to the next. (Chronos was also called Aeon - Aion = epoch, world, lifetime, generation.) The plant most associated with Saturn is the asphodel, a symbol of regret, which grows in the Elysian Fields on the Isle of the Blest, which Saturn rules. It is twilight, of course, because these times of day represent the threshold between the dark and the light, the warmth of life yielding to the cold of death, and the darkness of ignorance yielding to illumination of wisdom.

We give this card to Godric, sheriff of area 9 (Dallas), the maker of Eric.

In the darkest hour, in the dead night,

As the storm clouds gather, and the lightning strikes,

And the thunder rolls, and the cold rain blows,

The future it holds, what God only knows.

And I will rise up, and I will rise up,

Though I be a dead man, I said yes and amen.

And I will stand tall, and I will stand tall,

Until I meet my end, until I meet my end.

The Hermit

The Hermit shines light in the dark places because he carries a message that solitude, silence and meditation are essential aids to spiritual progress. Solitude takes us away from the multiple distractions of the material world; silence enables us to become aware of ourselves and our own reality, while meditation allows us to turn the mind inward and become receptive to the wisdom that arises from the collective unconscious and from the mysterious reaches even beyond this.

The Hermit symbolises the truth that many insights can be only discovered through quiet contemplation, away from society. Significantly, nine, the number of this card is the product of 3×3 (basis of trinity and a prime spiritual number) with connotations of eternal life. The card therefore has life-enhancing powers.

In the earliest Italian sources this trump is called either the Old Man (il Vecchio) or the Hunchback (il Gobbo). In one early sixteenth century Italian source, it is called Time (il Tempo), which is what it actually represents. From the time of the ancient Orphics, Chronos (Time) has been identified with Cronos (Saturn), the father of Zeus. Once banished, Saturn turned to gardening and applied his sickle to less violent ends. He was shown with it in the statue in his very ancient temple on the road leading to the Roman Capitol. Much wiser now, his reign was called the Golden Age, because he was incorruptible and there were no wars. He is fertility in its most exalted sense. Saturn eventually stepped down in favour of his son and retired from human company. Some say he rules Elysium, the Isle of the Blest; others say he lies in a magic sleep, tended by nymphs, on an island near Britain, and that he will return to bring another Golden Age.

Saturn discovers that Time may bring long life, experience and spiritual growth that cannot be rushed, for in his exile and enforced solitude he learns the wisdom that comes to those who endure and wait in silence. In stillness and serenity Saturn has grown into his own “Golden Age,” the only true Golden Age, the one within. Thus Saturn has become a symbol of quiet contemplation and wisdom, and here we may see a connection to the Hermit. Saturn is an example of the Wise Old Man archetype described by Jung; he is an authority figure, a god-like father, a spiritual guide, often appearing as a priest, teacher, grandfather, etc. He may manifest in many forms, including a disembodied voice but especially an old man. He may also take the form of a young boy, in which we may see the dual aspect of Mercury; He walks to the left to represent the process that Jung calls individuation, wherein the conscious and unconscious unite by means of the consciousness embracing the unconscious; the hourglass is an obvious symbol of the inexorable, irreversible flow of time, but also of the “eternal return,” for although the flow is irreversible, it will eventually stop; then everything must be inverted, and we will be back again at the beginning. Thus each Aeon has its own destiny, and each Aeon must yield to the next. (Chronos was also called Aeon – Aion = epoch, world, lifetime, generation.) The plant most associated with Saturn is the asphodel, a symbol of regret, which grows in the Elysian Fields on the Isle of the Blest, which Saturn rules. It is twilight, of course, because these times of day represent the threshold between the dark and the light, the warmth of life yielding to the cold of death, and the darkness of ignorance yielding to illumination of wisdom.

We give this card to Godric, sheriff of area 9 (Dallas), the maker of Eric.

via Godric, the Hermit

In the darkest hour, in the dead night,

As the storm clouds gather, and the lightning strikes,

And the thunder rolls, and the cold rain blows,

The future it holds, what God only knows.

And I will rise up, and I will rise up,

Though I be a dead man, I said yes and amen.

And I will stand tall, and I will stand tall,

Until I meet my end, until I meet my end.

The Hermit

The Hermit shines light in the dark places because he carries a message that solitude, silence and meditation are essential aids to spiritual progress. Solitude takes us away from the multiple distractions of the material world; silence enables us to become aware of ourselves and our own reality, while meditation allows us to turn the mind inward and become receptive to the wisdom that arises from the collective unconscious and from the mysterious reaches even beyond this.

The Hermit symbolises the truth that many insights can be only discovered through quiet contemplation, away from society. Significantly, nine, the number of this card is the product of 3×3 (basis of trinity and a prime spiritual number) with connotations of eternal life. The card therefore has life-enhancing powers.

In the earliest Italian sources this trump is called either the Old Man (il Vecchio) or the Hunchback (il Gobbo). In one early sixteenth century Italian source, it is called Time (il Tempo), which is what it actually represents. From the time of the ancient Orphics, Chronos (Time) has been identified with Cronos (Saturn), the father of Zeus. Once banished, Saturn turned to gardening and applied his sickle to less violent ends. He was shown with it in the statue in his very ancient temple on the road leading to the Roman Capitol. Much wiser now, his reign was called the Golden Age, because he was incorruptible and there were no wars. He is fertility in its most exalted sense. Saturn eventually stepped down in favour of his son and retired from human company. Some say he rules Elysium, the Isle of the Blest; others say he lies in a magic sleep, tended by nymphs, on an island near Britain, and that he will return to bring another Golden Age.

Saturn discovers that Time may bring long life, experience and spiritual growth that cannot be rushed, for in his exile and enforced solitude he learns the wisdom that comes to those who endure and wait in silence. In stillness and serenity Saturn has grown into his own “Golden Age,” the only true Golden Age, the one within. Thus Saturn has become a symbol of quiet contemplation and wisdom, and here we may see a connection to the Hermit. Saturn is an example of the Wise Old Man archetype described by Jung; he is an authority figure, a god-like father, a spiritual guide, often appearing as a priest, teacher, grandfather, etc. He may manifest in many forms, including a disembodied voice but especially an old man. He may also take the form of a young boy, in which we may see the dual aspect of Mercury; He walks to the left to represent the process that Jung calls individuation, wherein the conscious and unconscious unite by means of the consciousness embracing the unconscious; the hourglass is an obvious symbol of the inexorable, irreversible flow of time, but also of the “eternal return,” for although the flow is irreversible, it will eventually stop; then everything must be inverted, and we will be back again at the beginning. Thus each Aeon has its own destiny, and each Aeon must yield to the next. (Chronos was also called Aeon – Aion = epoch, world, lifetime, generation.) The plant most associated with Saturn is the asphodel, a symbol of regret, which grows in the Elysian Fields on the Isle of the Blest, which Saturn rules. It is twilight, of course, because these times of day represent the threshold between the dark and the light, the warmth of life yielding to the cold of death, and the darkness of ignorance yielding to illumination of wisdom.

We give this card to Godric, sheriff of area 9 (Dallas), the maker of Eric.


H is for… (via @TrueBloodMame)

Humans – Eric sees them as a strange and enigmatic race 

– Tell me what is it that you find so fulfilling about human companionship?

– They feel much more strongly than we do. Everything is urgent. Exciting. Maybe because their lives are so temporary.

– Yes, they certainly don’t keep well. Don’t you find the prospect of him growing old, sickly, crippled somewhat repulsive?

– No. I find it curious. Like a science project. How does Bill Compton feel about your interest in Sookie?

– I’m not interested in Sookie. And even less in how Bill Compton feels. My only interest is finding Godric.

– Of course.

via H is for…


Book vs. Series, part 3 (via @TrueBloodMame)

  • Sookie continues to try and find the murderer by listening in on humans thoughts.
  • Portia is introduces. “Portia was a female version of Andy: medium height, blocky build, determined mouth and jaw. The resemblance between brother and sister favored Andy, not Portia.”
  • Sookie visits Merlotte’s on a night off to read some more minds, but is miffed when Bill comes in with a girl, Desiree. She’s been left as a gift from Eric and Bill sends her off with Jason to have a talk with Sookie. “Eric is intrigues by you now. He can tell you have mental power that most humans don’t have, or ignore if they possess them. He anticipates your blood is rich and sweet.” He continues “Eric’s always been something of a rogue, and the older he gets the more willful he gets.” They must find a way to outrank Eric if Sookie is going to be able to keep away from him.
  • When Sookie comes home, something is thrown at the door. She calls Bill who comes and find her cat strangled outside. It was the cat that was thrown at the door.
  • Sam tells Sookie to call the police about the calling next day at work which she does. She is also asked by Arlene to babysit her children, Coby, 8 years old, and Lisa, 5. That night as she is babysitting, Bill comes and sometimes later another vampire join them, “the man from Memphis” a.k.a. Bubba. Bill tells her that he is leaving for New Orleans and that Bubba is there to watch over Sookie.
  • Arlene tells Sookie that René has issues with vampires because of his sister. René is also Arlene’s ex-husband no.2 out of the 4 she has had and they are only friends now.
  • Sookie is asked by Sam to pick out possible new applicants/barmaids. She starts to suspect Sam.
  • Sam wakes up in Sookie’s bed and tells her about being a shapeshifter. Andy comes visiting to tell her about a new murder victim. The victim is Amy Burley, one of the possible applicants that Sookie selected.
  • When Sookie drops Sam off at the bar, they find Jason passed out in his car. He is brought to hospital and arrested as the police find a tape of him having sex with Amy just a short time before she was killed. Amy set Jason up. She was vindictive because of him having sex with more girls than her.
  • Sookie contacts Jason’s lawyer to bail him out, and that is what happens.
  • When night falls, Sookie realize the phone line is cut. Should she stay or run? She looks for a rifle and it’s gone. She runs out and hides and finds a dead cat and Bubba possibly dead dead or just unconscious. She realize René is the murderer and runs toward the graveyard.
  • René catches up with Sookie in the graveyard and hits her, breaking her nose. She fights back but he continues to break her collar bone and tries to strangle her when she finds a knife in his workpants and she knifes him. When he doesn’t attack her again, but falls over, she walks away to Bll’s and calls 911 and passes out.
  • Sookie wakes up in hospital, very bruised and hurt. Her nose, collar-bone, and 2 ribs are broken. Her throat hurts and she has cuts and bruises all over her body, neck and face. She learns that René is still alive.
  • Sookie gets flowers from Merlotte’s, Jason’s lawyer and Eric in hospital.
  • When Sookie wakes up that night in hospital, Bill is there. He has learnt what happened from Sam, Bubba and the police-report. He wants to heal Sookie, but she doesn’t want to because it makes her change. He tells Sookie about him winning an election. He is now investigator for area 5, which means Eric will have it harder to meddle with them as he has an office now, just like Eric.
  • Sookie sees Eric outside in the hospital window and he flies away.
  • Bill promise Sookie that “soon we’ll be back to normal” as she goes to sleep in that bed.

via Book vs. Series, part 3


The Cryin’ Game (via @DarlingSookie)

So HBO has released their newest promo videoDon’t Cry. It’s Back. to tag along with the poster they released a few weeks ago.

Over the past four seasons of True Blood, many tears have been shed. Sometimes the tears have been in response to pain, both physical and emotional (though the vamps won’t admit to the emotional turmoil).

So who is the prettiest crier(s)?

My vote is for both Eric and Bill:

Eric’s bloody tears over the loss of his Maker, Godric, definitely vie him a spot in this category. And though some may disagree, Bill’s bloodstained face in the hospital as we break up just brings out the blue in his eyes.

Who is the ugliest crier(s)?

It’s no secret, when I cry, it’s a messy thing. Thankfully I’m not cursed with bloody tears or else I would look like I just came out of a slasher flick. And boy, do I ever cry a lot.

Ever since Bill entered my world, I think I have shed more tears than I did in the 25 years before. As many wonderful things his presence has opened up for me: love, sex, companionship…, being on the outskirts of a ton supernatural mayhem tends to leave one in need of investing in Kleenex.

No need to shed any tears, True Blood returns on June 10 at 9/8 CST on HBO. That’s less than three weeks away! Waiting sucks, but not for much longer.

Who are your votes for best/worst/ugliest/prettiest criers?

via The Cryin’ Game.


Day 11: “Goodnight, tiny humans.” (via @Eric_NorthmanTB)

Unlike my progeny, I have a certain soft spot for teacup humans. While most find teacup humans to be annoying and bothersome, I find that they can be interesting. Children often see the world in a way that adults cannot. They have a certain innocence to them and they have a fresh and uplifting view. I fathered many children when I was still human and I enjoyed the time I spent with my kin.

I like these teacup humans. They showed great bravery when the Shifter brought them into my bar. They did not appear to be afraid. Instead, they asked to see my fangs and told me that they were not afraid of vampires. These teacup humans are not full of the hatred that follows many of the older generations. It is a pity that we cannot harness the teacups acceptance of what is different in this world and spread to others.

via Day 11: “Goodnight, tiny humans.”.