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Well it’s that time of year again, the time of year where sex, blood, mayhem, and well more sex fills the air and the beginning of a new True Blood season. The time of year where ship wars begin to start.
Rather you are ‘Team Bill’, ‘Team Alcide’, ‘Team Sam’, or well my ship ‘Team Eric’, the fights just never cease to end. Well in this article I’m here to talk about Team Eric and if we will ever get to see him and Sookie back together, in more ways than one. They started off as just, well allies I suppose. With heated looks across the room, and dreams that stemmed from one drop of blood, the romance just grew from there.
One of my favorite scenes, where I believe the love started, was the death of Godric. Eric’s grief over the loss of his Maker seemed to show Sookie that Eric wasn’t the boogeyman she believed him to be. Godric made her promise to look after him, and while in the moment she wasn’t sure she could, she tried to look after him. The dreams she had after the blood she took from Eric, after he tricked into sucking out a bullet that was lodged into his chest, made her feelings for him grow. The dreams weren’t one sided though. In season three, Eric shared those dreams. He fantasized about her during work and always felt protective over her, even if he didn’t admit it.
When season four came around we were introduced to amnesia Eric who became this way after a nasty run in with a witch named Marnie/Antonia. He was innocent, kind, and unhardened by the troubles he went through in is very long life. He fell in love with Sookie and Sookie fell for him. She couldn’t resist him for very long and they made love shortly after he began living with her during his time under the witch’s curse. With all the witch problems going on and Marnie becoming more powerful, Sookie cured Eric’s amnesia after he tried to kill Bill. After getting his memories back he realized he was still in love with Sookie and told her things didn’t have to change between them. Sookie’s heart, however, was still torn between Eric and Bill. In the end she chose neither and tried to live a normal life, without her vampire lovers.
When season five came along, we barely had any scenes to quench our thirst for more Sookie and Eric. Until the end, where Billith rose and he seemed to put our star crossed lovers together once more. So where does this leave Eric and Sookie? The answer to that is uncertain. Even though it seems like this would be the best time for the writers to finally give the Eric and Sookie fans what they want and get the characters together, they still appear to be fixated on having Bill and Sookie together.
In a recent article with the new show runner, Brian Buckner, he said that Sookie and Bill would always be the center of the show but may not always be together and that Sookie will find someone she may have more in common with aka Ben the new fairy in town. Well I for one am a bit upset by this. As an avid Sookie and Eric fan I believe the chemistry between them is electric. I believe they may be soul mates and that they should be together, and soon. They are both two troubled characters haunted by their past and in a weird way complement each other. The relationship is full of lust and love and I do hope they find a way back to each other.
Until then there is always fan fiction and who knows, maybe I am wrong. Maybe in the end Sookie and Eric will be with each other at some point this season. From one shipper to another, I’ll keep hope and keep my ship alive and we shall see what True Blood has in store for them this season! (New season starts June 16, 2013 on HBO)
We found a cute article about how True Blood vampires deal with the cost of living. One of the most interesting things about True Blood is the whole “how they coexist with humans. As a human, if you have a retirement account, you know that we need to save for their waning years and have to deal with all sorts of medical issues and the resulting costs, that vampires don’t. The question is asked, do vampires have the same cost of living as we do? Better yet, do vampires have the same need for banks?
Below are some excerpts from that article at gobankingrates.com.
Though the vampires in True Blood such as Eric Northman and Bill Compton look very much like human beings, their vampire lives make them quite different. What exactly could impact how much they spend to remain content for millenniums?
Ability to fly: Some (not all) vampires are capable of flying. Since True Blood vampires are “out of the coffin,” it’s completely possible that some can save money on an auto loan and auto insurance as well as travel costs, since they can instead opt to fly themselves from Point A to Point B without incident.
Immunity to disease/self-healing capabilities: Vampires do not suffer from diseases (with the exception of hepatitis D, which they recover from on their own). Also, being classified as “undead,” they don’t have a heartbeat, brainwaves, electrical impulses or even a need to breathe. This means they can easily save money on medical costs and health insurance.
Inability to produce waste: Unlike humans, vampires are unable to produce waste, which means they save a ton on toilet paper (and feminine products for women).
No tooth loss: Dental care could become rather costly for vampires, particularly since they live eternally. Even if fangs are giving vampires problems and need to be removed, they grow right back in three months (fangs are needed for feeding), meaning continuous care for all teeth could become pretty expensive.
Eternally pale skin: Luckily, vampires’ pale complexion (due to a lack of blood flow) is acceptable in society, so there’s no need to spend tons of money on artificial tans.
Susceptibility to silver: Silver is a major problem for vampires since it can burn and melt the surface of the vampire it touches. The good news is vampires will never have to worry about spending money on silver jewelry.
Tru Blood drink: Thanks to a synthetic blood known as Tru Blood that was created in Japan, humans have been spared of having their own blood drained by vampires for food. But Tru Blood comes at a cost. While the cost of fictional Tru Blood isn’t advertised, at one point, humans could buy a fun substitute on Amazon.com — $96 for a 24 pack!
Weakness to sunlight: Vampires are undoubtedly weak to sunlight and can only venture out in the daytime after growing their immunity by drinking human or faerie blood. A friendlier immunity alternative would be a ton of 50 SPF sun protection and a solar face shield, neither of which are cheap if used regularly.
Keeping in fashion: Having to keep up with trendy fashions could weigh on a vampire’s finances over centuries. One great aspect of living eternally, however, is that trends are always recycled. So if a vampire simply holds on to their clothes, they can save on clothing purchases in the future.
Glamour: One unique power vampires have is the ability to “glamour” humans. Through hypnosis, they can use eye contact and voices to make humans do their bidding. If they are truly desperate for money, they don’t have to worry about having their own savings account – instead, they can make humans fulfill their financial needs.
Based on their decision to co-exist with human beings honestly, it’s likely that True Blood vampires will need banks to save up money to pay for a portion of their cost of living. Luckily, they have years to provide themselves with more than enough financial literacy to make living forever a breeze.
However, this may all be moot since in True Blood’s Season 6, the vampires seem to have bigger problems to deal with than how they deal with their money.
True Blood’s Pam, Kristin Bauer van Straten, left off at the end of True Blood Season 5 with a scene where she and her progeny, Tara pretty much launched their bi-sexual relationship. Below in a portion of an interview with Metro US, Kristin talks about this new relationship, that she is definitely Team Eric and provides some hints about what we can expect in True Blood Season 6.
What can you tell me about what’s going on with Pam this season, without revealing any spoilers?
That’s always the challenge isn’t it? We’ve been shooting such long hours all week that I’ve got to get caught up on the trailers so I know what they reveal. I think it’s safe to say there is a human-vampire conflict that’s escalated from what the Authority did last year. And that, of course, causes problems for Pam. So she’s trying to figure out her relationship with her new baby/lover, you know, Rutina (Wesley, who plays Tara). And she’s just reunited with her Maker, she wasn’t sure if he was alive. And then, on top of it, the humans are fighting back.
So it’s safe to say that things are pretty complicated?
Things are a little intense.
When the show first started, did you know that Pam was going to become such a big part of the show?
I definitely did not. Yeah, that was a really lovely surprise because, when I auditioned, they said that it was a guest starring role, possibly recurring. And first season, once Alex (Skarsgård) and I started they kept calling us back. But Season 2, there wasn’t as much Pam. So all of a sudden when Season 3 came around and they started adding quite a bit more Pam, that was a lovely surprise because I love the role and I also love the people I’m working with. We have so much fun. They’re very, very fun people. The hours are long so it makes a huge difference.
Pam is actually one of my favorite characters on the show, and her character has really evolved. She was straight-up evil in the beginning, but now they’re revealing a lot more layers to the characters. Do you think she’s more good than bad?
I don’t know if it is a bad sign, or if I’m becoming sort of delusional, but I don’t know if she’s good or evil — but she’s definitely…correct. I feel like what she says, we’re all thinking. You know, she only kills bad people. I feel like she’s a little bit of the person we all wish we could be, but we wouldn’t be able to maintain jobs and friends. (laughs). And Pam is lucky enough to have stepped out of, on purpose, all of those concerns. And, you know, to be top of the food chain, she doesn’t have to worry about liking anybody or vice-versa, people liking her especially. I just think it’s really refreshing.
To steal a “Twilight” thing, are you Team Bill or Team Eric?
There’s just no way for me to separate myself completely from the character, I just have to be Team Eric.
I’m Team Eric too, but maybe I just think he’s cuter. But I do like Bill.
I like Bill too, and I certainly like how Pam makes fun of Bill.
In the rest of this interview with Kristin, where she answers a few more random and “fun” questions. Read more by going to: metro.us
Holly, the waitress you play on True Blood, is a witch. Do you have any personal experience with Wicca?
I’ve never been a practicing Wiccan myself, but from all the research that I’ve done, I’ve learned that it’s really just a religion, a beautiful one that worships the sacred, divine goddess. Which I can very much relate to as a cliché yogi, herb-takin’ kind of a girl.
You have done a lot of TV work, from Seinfeld to CSI. Did you intuitively know that the opportunities were in television?
Certainly it’s what took me out here, and the old modality of television is going the way of the dodo bird. All these incredible directors are coming to cable and Netflix. Did you see Liberace? It’s fantastic! Ultimately artists want to be funded and then left alone and that’s almost impossible in big studio movies or big network television because you’ve just got so many cooks in the kitchen. With True Blood, I auditioned for Alan [Ball] for Season 3, and by the time I drove home I had gotten the part. That only could happen because it was cable or HBO. It’s much more the auteur’s medium.
To learn more about Lauren, why not check out our extensive interview with her by clicking here.
To read the rest of this interview with Lauren, go to: damemagazine.com
The film, starring Stephen Moyer, will have a limited theatrical release in the USA on July 19th, but “Evidence” is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. The DVD and BluRay will hit the shelves on August 20th.
This horror flick is not for the faint of heart!
Detectives Burquez (Radha Mitchell, Silent Hill) and Reese (Stephen Moyer, True Blood) are desperately hunting for answers as to why five people were brutally murdered at an abandoned gas station in the middle of the desert. The only evidence they have is captured video footage found on the victims’ cameras and cell phones. As the mystery unfolds, it becomes chillingly clear that the killer is taunting the investigators, and the only way to end this bloody reign of terror is to decipher the deadly puzzle before he kills again.
Back in early May, a single called “Bottom Of The River,” by the group Delta Rae was featured in a True Blood Promo and our latest giveaway features a prize of winning their CD.
I’ve listened to it and can tell you its awesome music!
To start your participation in the Giveaway, first listen to and watch Delta Rae’s official music video, as it is featured on their debut album, “Carry The Fire” which is now available at iTunes, to hear the original song “Bottom of the River” and be sure to watch what takes place.
Delta Rae’s Official Music Video of “Bottom of the River”
And now, listen to how their music was used in the True Blood trailer:
AND NOW FOR THE CONTEST
In collaboration with Delta Rae, we are offering you a chance to win a copy of the debut CD from Delta Rae. And, it’s easy, all you have to do is answer a two-part question.
The TWO PART question is:
Post your answer in the comments under this post.
|How To Enter the Giveaway|
Timeframe: Friday, June 7 to Tuesday, June 11 (Pacific Time) 12 noon.
Prize: Delta Rae’s Debut CD, “Carry the Fire” unopened and brand new.
Two Part Question:What powers do you think the singer in the first Delta Rae video has that enabled her to get away from her captives? and Do you think the song was a good choice for True Blood and why?
Answers: Post your answer in the comments below BEFORE 12 noon (Pacific time) on June 11; after this time comments will be closed on this post.
Announcement of the winner: Shadaliza and Lynnpd will review all the comments and pick out those who have given the correct answers. Then, we will put the names in a hat and pick one person, at random, from the correct answers.
Notification: We will notify the winner via email, so be sure to leave your email address, and then the band management will mail you your prize. We will also post the information here on The Vault with the results, so you’ll know if you guessed correctly or not.
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Kristin Bauer van Straten and Ritina Wesley, maker and progeny, attended the Velvet by Graham & Spencer Celebrates the Grand Opening of Flagship Store in Brentwood last night. Both ladies look awesome in their fashionable attire. Love that cape Rutina!
True Blood’s Godric, Allan Hyde explains why living a spur of the moment lifestyle should take precedence over our typically, mission based way of life. We miss Godric! Maybe he will return in one of the flashbacks this season.
Play the True Blood Survival Game. I played it, its fun. I was Pam going through the town escaping the humans that were trying to catch and stake me.
Come on, go ahead and play it, you know you want to.