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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone. I hope you have a wonderful day dressing up, going to parties, and getting lots of candy to eat. And for all of us for whom this day is a serious holiday, I wish you all the best. May all the people who have died this year have a peaceful and loving journey to Summerland. And may all those who have lost someone they loved this year know peace and contentment.

So Happy Halloween to everyone, and Blessed Samhain to all of us Pagans. And rest in peace to all who have past on this year.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spoiler Explanation!

Ok, I have been reading some people's comments on season 2 of True Blood and some spoilers that have come out about season 3 dealing with the Eric and Sookie relationship. So, without revealing too much about what is going on, I'm going to explain a few things. These comments are making me crazy, and anyone else who has read the books too probably because we know what's going, even with the subtle and not so subtle plot changes in the television show.

First up, some people are upset about the possibility that Sookie won't end up with Bill and instead is headed towards Eric's direction. All I can say is, read the books. Bill is NOT the nice guy you think he is. He's up to way more than you know. Come season 6, which will deal with book 6, the true depths of what Bill has been up to will come to light. But, at the end of season 3, which will be dealing with book 3, you will have a good idea why Bill and Sookie will not work. Let's just say, after what Bill does, Sookie will owe her life to Eric.

Next, for those Sookie and Eric fans, people are really ticked that a spoiler has come out for season three where Eric gets romantically involved with a new Fangtasia dancer named Yvetta. People want to see him with Sookie. Ok people, Eric is a thousand year old vampire very used to controlling situations around him. His feelings for Sookie confuse him. He knows he has lust for her, but it's something more and that bothers him. She is immune to all vampire control as well, so this puts him outside his comfort zone.

Also, even though he wants Sookie, he doesn't begin to truly understand the depths of his feelings for her until the end of book 3, after Bill very nearly destroys her. And, because Eric was made vampire by a man, Eric's sexuality doesn't lean one way or the other. Expect some male/male action from him as well. The true meat of the Eric/Sookie love interest doesn't really happen until book 4, which will be season 4 of True Blood. Like all Eric fans, I am dying for that one.

But even after they get to the real meat of their relationship, remember Eric is extremely conflicted about his feelings for Sookie and will struggle with them for a long time afterwards. It will be many books, and obviously many seasons of the show, before he will accept his feelings. And, even when he does, Sookie's confliction will continue. And before you get upset about that, Sookie goes through a lot of torment and heartache thanks to the vampire community. No one, after going through so much, would ever accept a permanent relationship with ease.

All I can say is, if you really want to know what is going on, why Eric is the true fit for Sookie and not Bill, read the books. And yes, I say Eric is the true fit for Sookie because he's the only man who has never and will never lie or betray her. Even Sam, her boss who's deeply in love with her, betrays her at one point. Eric himself has told Sookie he may not tell her everything, but he won't lie to her. And if you read the books, you will see that Eric, unlike Bill, will defy his higher ups to protect her. Of course, as he is a master manipulator, he does this in ways that are sneaky, but is designed to protect the woman he wants for his own.

So please people, if you are upset about what you think are bad storylines, read the books. They really do explain, even with the plot changes in the television show, just what is going on. Alan Ball, the director of True Blood, may have changed a couple things around, but he is staying basically true to what Charlaine Harris wrote. He himself has said if it ain't broke, why fix it?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Total Excitement!

I am totally excited. My story, the one that is about to be published, has entered the editing stage. I know edits are the bane of every author's life, but I am looking forward to it. It's my first time and it means everything is going forward. I can hardly wait untilI get the cover art and see what they have done. I feel like a little girl, all giddy. I'm so looking forward to this.:-)

Monday, October 05, 2009


I was supposed to do this yesterday but I got really sick. However, I want to dedicate the month of October to NJ Walters! NJ Walters was my very first Goddess of the Written Word back in January, but she deserves way more than just one month.

Not only is NJ an amazing author who tells the most wonderful stories, she is also an amazing person. It is because of NJ's encouragement that I am about to be a published author myself. She had encouraged me to try submitting my own stories and it royally paid off. If she hadn't, I never would have attempted it. Up until then, my stories were really just for my own enjoyment. I never thought I was good enough to get published.

NJ Walters is a fantastic author of so many awesome series. Her Tapestry and her Dalakis Passion are numbered among my favorites along with her Amethyst books. But NJ has also become my hero and I count her among the top people I know. Thank you so much for all your encouragement, NJ. October is dedicated totally to you!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Emma Frost

In the X-Men Origins movie, the character of a young Emma Frost is played by Tahyna Tozzi as seen in this movie pic of her in diamond form. They are planning a fourth regular X-Men movie and there is a good chance that Emma Frost will be in it as an adult. I like the idea. The character of Emma has always intrigued me, even when she was evil. And now that she's good, even she is surprised by her own need for redemption. She questions her own motives even more so than her team mates. In my mind that makes her a very unique character, tortured in a different way than Wolverine but no less torn.

The question is, who should play Emma Frost as an adult? I've put up a pic of who I am voting for. Hudson Leick has stuck in my mind ever since she did Callisto in the Xena television show as an ideal fit for Emma Frost. Who do you think should play her? Who woul you like to see play her and why?

Also, there won't be a Goddess of the Written Word this month. I have a special tribute planned for an author who's a dear friend of mine and will put it up tomorrow. I want October to be dedicated to her and not overshadowed by another award. Check back tomorrow for the dedication I have set up.