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Fan shows her True Blood love with Eric Northman tattoo

Posted by Lynnpd On September - 24 - 2013

Recently, we received the photo below from a fan named Cassie showing the latest tattoo she just got put on her arm. Wow, I’d say that was showing some True Blood (and Eric Northman) love. Best of luck with it Cassie, we know it will get lots of attention.

Read her short explanation about why she got the tattoo.

 Cassie says:

I have always been a huge fan of vampires in books and in film, so I decided to get a vampire sleeve of my favorite characters which includes Eric Northman. There is no other vampire out there quite like him with his unique personality and dark humor. I also think Alexander Skarsgård does an absolutely amazing job bringing Eric to life. I just got this tattooed on 9/19/13 and it took about 3 1/2 hours to complete. Ive also enclosed a better photo if needed.

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Photo: Eric Northman Season 5

Posted by Lynnpd On May - 4 - 2012

HBO has released another image from True Blood’s Season 5. This new photo is of Eric Northman and it’s from episode 4 and looks like it’s from the scene of the argument that Pam and Eric were having in last weeks promo video.

Source: HBO.com

Vulture Choses Eric Northman as one of HBO’s Biggest Assholes

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 18 - 2012

True Blood’s Eric Northman, has been added to a list of HBO’s Biggest Assholes. Although he came in last on this list, I’m sure he’d find it flattering, actually.

New York Magazine’s The Vulture has ranked the central assholes of HBO’s current programming in ascending order, starting with the least assholic and ending with the most.

HBO is known for many things: high production values, critical adoration, big stars. But with the return of Eastbound & Down Sunday night (finally!), it’s becoming clear that HBO has another calling card: assholes. (Polite term: antiheroes. But really, assholes.) Every show’s got one — they’re like opinions that way — but not all of HBO’s assholes are playing in the same league.

8. True Blood asshole: Eric (Alexander Skarsgård)
Especially in early seasons, Eric was a suave jerk, a sexual predator, a captor, and a torturer — but goddamn, that is one good-looking jerk. As the show’s gone on, he’s shown a slightly softer side, and his pouty “Sookie” is far sweeter than Bill’s huffy pronunciation.

The other’s on the list were:

7. Luck asshole: Ace (Dustin Hoffman)
6. Boardwalk Empire asshole: Nucky (Steve Buscemi)
5. Curb Your Enthusiasm asshole: Larry (Larry David)
4. Enlightened asshole: Dougie (Tim Sharpe)
3. Treme asshole: Emotional entropy prompted by poverty, hopelessness, and depression
2. Eastbound & Down asshole: Kenny Powers (Danny McBride)
1. Game of Thrones asshole: Prince Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson)

Sookie and Eric have hit the Bullseye!

Posted by Lynnpd On August - 4 - 2011

In the August 12, Entertainment Weekly Sookie and Eric have made the Bullseye which documents the pop culture news that was “right on target” this week.  As you can see below, Sookie and Eric are pictured with the caption that says: “True Blood’s Bon Temps woods are getting more action lately than Charlie Sheen’s house“.

 

 

source: ericnorthman.net

Does Eric Obtain His Deepest Desire?

Posted by Lynnpd On June - 22 - 2011

In the video promo from HBO below, “with Bill out of the way…”, so says Eric Northman, we see a glimpse of his intentions to get the woman he desires, Sookie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

source: HBO YouTube

In their list of the ten best TV characters of 2010, the 1,000 year old vampire, True Blood’s Eric Northman made the list at their #4:

4. Eric Northman on True Blood

In a very inconsistent season, Eric Northman was like the anchor to bring us back every week. He’s the mysterious vampire all the while paying homage to vampires past, while simultaneously mesmerizing both men and women.

And, Nelsan Ellis’ portrayal of True Blood’s Lafayette made the “Most Under Appreciated Characters of 2010″ list at #2:

2. Lafayette on True Blood

Lafayette brings the much needed viewer’s voice to True Blood. He’s uncannily hilarious and often brings the ridiculousness to a sometimes uneven series.

source: listsandgrades.com

10 Vampires more dateable than Edward Cullen

Posted by Shadaliza On July - 2 - 2010

Personally I don’t understand why anyone would want to date Edward Cullen, he is annoying, doesn’t have fangs, sparkles(!) and is sexless. Doesn’t sound like a dream date to me….

The Gloss made a list of 10 vampires who make better candidates then Edward and surprise surprise (not really) 3 True Blood vampires proudly claim their spot. The Gloss added a little explanation of why they chose each vamp.

Bill Compton from True Blood

Why you should date him: Because he has a heart of gold! Except for the super creepy rape-y scene with his maker. But a heart of gold as far as human women go. Besides, if he can roll Sookie’s name that way, imagine what he could do with yours.

Pam from True Blood

Why you should date her: Because she understands the value of a good pair of high heels without seeming like she’s memorized every episode of Sex and the City. And if you kill someone she can help you “go to the hypothetical hardware store and buy a theoretical chainsaw.”

Eric Northman from True Blood

Why you should date him: He’s the sheriff of Louisiana. He can fly. Also, are you perhaps visually impaired? Because I don’t even understand why I should have to justify this one.

True Blood Eric Northman Desktop Wallpaper

Posted by Lynnpd On August - 12 - 2009
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One of the things I love to do to satisfy my True Blood obsession is to make desktop wallpapers.  Season 2 has brought us more characters and expanded upon some we first saw during Season 1. Eric Northman, played by Alexander Skarsgård, is probably the best example of this.  Because of his increased popularity, and for those of you who are liking the Viking” these days, I’ve added a new Eric wallpaper to my True Blood wallpaper site. To see all of my wallpapers, go to Sunlight On Your Skin Wallpapers where there are many more. I provide two sizes for each wallpaper on the site, but they can also be custom sized to fit your monitor.


Politics, Religion, and…Bill vs. Eric?

Posted by Shadaliza On August - 12 - 2009

Written for the Vault by Kellmeister

‘Who shot J.R.?’

‘Were Ross and Rachel really on a break?’

‘Who will BE the next American Idol?’

Not since questions like these has there been such a hotbed of discussion and debate around the water cooler, or now, in online boards and chat rooms, about our favorite cult TV show. Now we find ourselves asking another, more pressing question- are you on Team Bill or Team Eric?

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Please don’t ask me that question, because as Shad, our delightful Web mistress, put it so kindly to me prior to me writing this, I find myself in a ‘repressed minority.’ I have been completely and utterly glamoured by BOTH phantasmagorically (is this even a word?) hot, un-dead male vamps in True Blood. (I am a self-professed Billsbabe, but we’ll let that slide under the radar for now, won’t we?) They have completely different looks, and completely different personalities, and, as is apparent on the show, completely different backgrounds, despite both having to hide from the sun during the day. Ultimately, though, they also share some of the more, shall we say, unbecoming, characteristics of the vampire- the need to feed on human blood, a smidge of possessiveness, and the bloodlust that comes from the three F’s: fighting, feeding, and, well, you know, fornicating (using the ‘pur-ee-tan-ee-cal’ form of the word, of course).

I have been on several boards and fan fiction sites, watch the show religiously, and am reading the books, and I grow weary of all the bickering back and forth regarding Bill and Eric. It seems to me that everyone, myself included, loves to voice their opinion about one vamp versus the other, and finds it difficult to just agree to disagree. First I hear, ‘Eric is a total jerk, he’s selfish, arrogant, manipulative, boring, he does nothing for me, and is just toying with Bill to get to Sookie, yadda, yadda, yadda.’ Then I hear, ‘Bill is such a jerk, he’s selfish, boring, he does nothing for me, you know what he did in the books- he just deceived Sookie and took advantage of her, you know the Queen’s going to show up this season, yadda, yadda, yadda.’ And that’s putting it mildly. Sometimes I feel like it’s become one of those taboo subjects you don’t talk about in everyday conversation, like politics or religion.

If I’m being painfully honest, I’m trying to write this purely from the television point of view- if you bring the books into this, you’re dealing with a completely different set of circumstances, and you’ve got to get yourself out of that mindset right now if you’re reading my drivel. I’ve heard in various interviews with the cast, that True Blood shouldn’t tell the story the same exact way as the books, and I agree. As Chet Atkins once said, ‘Once you become predictable, no one’s interested anymore.’ Change it up for me, Alan Ball; I’m in for the long haul.

57646048shadaliza610200993704amStephen Moyer is depicting his character of Bill to a tee, as the more humanistic, less auspicious, mainstreaming vamp. We’ve seen glimpses of Bill’s inner monster, both in the past and the present, ever since he was turned just before reuniting with his human family. He has declared his love for Sookie, and tries to remain patient with her, while trying to teach her that the vampire world can’t be fitted to the same moral compass as the human world embraces. We have seen his tortured soul come into play many times, and time will tell if Bill has any ulterior motives behind any of his actions. So far, his intentions seem sincere, and he’s been able to control his animalistic impulses, aside from staking Longshadow, and killing Uncle Bartlett, which were both essentially in defense of Sookie. Bill is protective, tries to play by the so-called rules, and is able to feel remorse. He’s ever the Southern Gent, with a touch of ‘I’m here to kick ass, and take names.’

57646319shadaliza610200993533amIn the same respect, Alexander Skarsgård must be doing a spectacular job of portraying Eric, because so many of you find him detestable, despicable, and downright pretentious- the consummate bad boy. He is that, but that’s all we’ve been allowed to see of him so far. We are also being led to believe that he cares deeply for his maker, and yes, he can shed a tear or two, which has endeared him to the True Blood groupies on the opposite end of the spectrum from Bill lovers. He doesn’t appear to carry any remnants of human emotion around with him; he embraces vampirism. He’s seen all, done all, and goes after what he wants, even if it’s in an underhanded way, or even if it involves chaining victims up in a dungeon for weeks at a time. (I have to say I didn’t enjoy the torture of our pre-PTSD Lafayette, but can you say you really miss the redneck, garlic-toting Royce?) To me, Eric plays a bit of tortured soul, in addition to being a powerful badass. He’s confident, cocky, and a ‘lovable rogue,’ as someone wrote on The Vault a few days ago.

So here we have these two characters, which, for me, are the embodiment of the angel and the devil sitting on my shoulders, both vying for my attention, one trying to lead me away from a moral path and to give in to my ‘id’ at every turn, the other one trying to lead me down the path of the more righteous (albeit slightly tainted by fangs), or the way of my ‘ego.’ Personally, I couldn’t argue with either one of these two whispering in my ear. If we do end up with the so-called ‘love triangle’ that so many are either dreading, or waiting for with bated breath, God help you Sookie. All the territory marking not withstanding (mine, mine, mine), you’ve got yourself one hell of a decision to make, in my opinion.

neckandneckIt has been said that one’s perception is one’s reality. Therefore, in my reality, I find both characters handsome, both having certain flaws (hello, potential exsanguination?), and both having character traits that undeniably make them the very unique vampires they are. I understand, and I get it, that some of you don’t find one or the other attractive, honest, too boring, too uptight, whatever. I’ll just continue to try to politely agree to disagree on certain points, knowing you have your opinion, and I have mine. Please try not to make your arguments too personal against the actors, either, because ultimately, these two are simply playing CHARACTERS, created in a talented woman’s imagination, given voices in a book, and now brought to life in a televised version of the story, thanks to Mr. Alan Ball.

As Jason would say, “It is what it is,” and I wish we could all remain so easily enlightened, and simply enjoy the show for entertainment purposes, without a lot of hyped-up overanalyzation.

Just leave my vamps alone. At least they don’t sparkle….

The t-shirt Compton vs Northman it’s neck and neck is available in the Billsbabe’s Shoppe.

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Eric Northman is a tramp

Posted by Lynnpd On August - 4 - 2009

Vampire Eric Northman, played by Alexander Skarsgard, is growing in popularity since Season 2 of True Blood began in June.  This popularity has resulted in the creation of more videos about him on YouTube.  Here’s a cute one made by wickedspice83 called, He’s A Tramp, which uses the song made famous in the Disney film Lady And The Tramp.  The creator says that it’s “another song that I felt summed up our Viking in a nutshell!”

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