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Shadaliza and Lynn interviewed by EJ Scott

Shadaliza and Lynn interviewed by EJ Scott

EJ Scott has interviewed many True Blood cast and crew members for his podcast “Scratch the Surface”, so we were very excited and honored when EJ invited us to be his guests.

We have done numerous interviews for The Vault over the years, but this was the first time that we answered the questions instead of asking them.

Listen to podcast, “Scratch the Surface” #044 with Truebies Shadaliza and Lynn from The and

EJ Says:

Shadaliza and Lynn have been running the Vault from the beginning of the hit HBO show TRUE BLOOD. They are die hard fans.

They talk about many things, such as:

  • how they found each other online,
  • what made them, and still makes them, so passionate about the show,
  • their love lives in good times and bad,
  • the ripple effect of True Blood to their lives,
  • Shad’s illness that motivated her to start the site,
  • their favorite and not so favorite moments of the show,
  • how they think the show will end or how they hope it’ll end
  • and much more!!!


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Also, be sure to listen to EJ’s other podcasts because those are also pretty amazing.

Please note that at about 40 minutes into the podcast Shadaliza’s sound broke up and she wasn’t able to complete a thought, but she would like to fill in the blank now and explain what she was saying. EJ asked Shad if there had ever been a time when she was less invested in the show and the websites.

Shad replied:

“I must admit there was a time for me last year, when I was a little less invested in the show. It was not only about the show but there were other things at play as well. Lynn mentioned before that she interviewed people and that she goes to all these events. I am extremely happy for her that she has the possibility to do all that, but because of my location I am missing out on all these wonderful experiences. It would have been so great for us as co-admins to do these things together; we would have had so much fun. Instead of attending the True Blood premiere party, meeting cast and crew, visit the set, etc I sit at home at my computer and post the photos and edit the videos. I did conduct interviews by phone and Skype, I met several cast members at the Bitten Con in the UK and an absolute highlight was spending a day sightseeing in Rome with Kristin Bauer and her husband. But last year I felt really bad about missing out and being so focused on a place so far away from me, that I needed to take a little distance and focus more on the life that I have here in my hometown. I started to be more active in the Dutch community here in Florence, met new people and did a lot of fun things away from my computer. I really needed that and now I am back full force for the last season.”

Correction: scenes with Ryan Kwanten (Jason) and Eddie Gauthier (Stephen Root) were in Season 1, not Season 2 as Lynn stated in the podcast.


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Written by Lynnpd

Lynnpd has an avid interest in the entertainment industry from classic movies to all things True Blood. With a background in art, she enjoys creating in Photoshop, running web sites and finds the internet an exciting place to be. Lynn lives in the LA area and attends as many Hollywood related events as she can. She has covered events for the both websites in the LA area; read all about it at

10 Comment responses

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    August 15, 2014

    I love EJ the Matchmaker. I wonder if I contact him, maybe he can help me find a guy. LOL


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    August 15, 2014

    That was terrific . The Vault and  ASM  have enhanced the True Blood experience.because of your thorough  and professional coverage.  We do not say it often enough but we really do appreciate all your hard work. 
    Head and shoulders above the rest  so you deserve the recognition. 
    Thanks EJ for shining some light on  Shad and Lynn, our  fabulous host.


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    August 15, 2014

    This was delightful.  Thank you, Shad, Lynn and EJ.  I loved getting some background info on how The Vault got started, how Shad and Lynn developed their partnership, their thoughts on the show, favorite scenes and characters.  Kudos to you lovely ladies for your wonderful work on The Vault and ASM.  You’ve enhanced my True Blood experience a thousand fold and I will be forever grateful.


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    August 15, 2014

    Thank you, Shad and Lynn and EJ. This was a wonderful podcast.

    I love your website. I visit it every day and can’t imagine what I would do if it were not here. I am going to miss True Blood so much, but I am glad that you will be following Stephen Moyer’s career.


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    August 16, 2014

    Rina2014 thanks Rina. I don’t know yet how I will feel after the last credits has rolled.


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    August 16, 2014

    Rowena75 Love you Rowena for all your support. You are our #1 commenter. <3


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    August 16, 2014

    Willkill4Bill thanks so much Willkill. ❤


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    August 16, 2014

    Rina2014 There might be a new career in it for EJ!


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    August 16, 2014

    How perfect for EJ to interview Shad and Lynn, the best co-admins. Thank you EJ for the brilliant idea to interview the interviews.
    I have been here since S1 and was so happy I found the Vault, a non hating site! Thank you Shad and Lynn for your vision and service to all True Blood fans.
    Great interview and I as everyone and just crushed about the true end coming!


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    August 16, 2014

    ShadalizaMonterosa Rowena75  Thank you, Shad.  Your kind words are much appreciated.  It’s been my pleasure to support The Vault, the forum and ASM.  They are my True Blood and Stephen Moyer internet “homes.”


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