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This says it all.

posted by DeeDee @ 9:49 am on May 16, 2013

Sookieverse Blog nails it. What am I saying? Of course Sookieverse Blog nails it.

From now on, if someone asks my thoughts on Dead After Ever, I will point to this review and say, “This.”

posted by DeeDee @ 4:15 pm on May 7, 2013

How I will always remember Sookie and Eric – and there’s nothing Charlaine Harris can do to take that away. Artwork by kittrose for ESL.


There and back again

posted by DeeDee @ 11:37 am on


Dead Ever After is here. My feelings are: “All that for this?” Feel free to discuss, and beware of spoilers in the comments, obviously.


“I Write the Songs” challenge

posted by DeeDee @ 4:28 pm on May 1, 2013

It’s time for the annual “I Write the Songs” fanfiction challenge, Viking lovers… because we’ll always have fanfiction. Submissions are open from May 11 to July 14. Click here for contest information and here to visit the blog.

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posted by DeeDee @ 10:23 pm on April 24, 2013

I know the spoilers. I have no comment.

Sookie 13 Cover

posted by DeeDee @ 11:24 am on October 18, 2012

The cover for the last Sookie book, Dead Ever After, has been revealed. What do you think?


Watch True Blood cast live at Comic-Con

posted by DeeDee @ 3:53 pm on July 13, 2012

Entertainment Weekly is providing live coverage from Comic-Con, including a chat with the True Blood cast tomorrow afternoon (4:15 EST). You can submit questions, too!

We also got this today:

*grin* Thoughts?


Dead Air

posted by DeeDee @ 8:38 pm on July 9, 2012

Hey, all! Just a heads-up that Dead Air will be live on Tuesday nights instead of Monday nights for the next several weeks. I have an online class that meets on Monday nights for four… long… hours… (I’m in it now, actually).

Here’s the link for tomorrow night’s show! And, as always, you can stream or download the show from Blog Talk Radio or iTunes to listen later.

Please don’t be shy about calling in! We love hearing from you. :D


Kristin and the boys

posted by DeeDee @ 2:57 pm on June 15, 2012

Alex, Kristin, Michael, and Denis

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Dead Air tonight

posted by DeeDee @ 8:25 am on June 11, 2012

Dead Air is back tonight to jump into season 5! We’d love for you to join us live at 9:00 ET / 8:00 CT in the chat room or on the phone. Tonight’s special guest will be Serena from Sookieverse Blog.

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It’s almost time!

posted by DeeDee @ 6:24 pm on June 10, 2012

Who’s excited? :D

You can use the comments on this post to discuss the episode, and be sure to join us for Dead Air tomorrow night!


EW scans

posted by DeeDee @ 7:07 pm on June 7, 2012

Scans from the new issue of Entertainment Weekly are in the gallery here and on Facebook here. I didn’t scan the cover because the issue I got in the mail was Bill (blah). Anyway, enjoy!

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True Blood in new EW

posted by DeeDee @ 11:50 pm on June 6, 2012

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has a True Blood feature, including 11 – yes, 11! – character covers. If this isn’t the cover that shows up in my mailbox, I’ll be a very sad lady.

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Happy Maker’s Day to Eric

posted by DeeDee @ 12:27 pm on June 5, 2012

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Guest post: Types of Roles We’d Love to See Alexander Skarsgard Play

posted by DeeDee @ 1:06 pm on May 15, 2012

As we count down the last few weeks before Season 5 (not to mention recovering from Deadlocked), here’s a guest post about Alex to tide us over.


Alexander Skarsgard has come a long way since his bit part as Meekus in Zoolander.

Skarsgard’s big break came as sexy, blonde vampire Eric Northman on HBO’s True Blood in 2008. The Swedish actor’s fan base has grown rapidly since appearing on True Blood and his role as Eric has opened doors to a more prominent acting career. He starred in 2011’s Straw Dogs, alongside James Marsden and Kate Bosworth, as a less than lovable construction worker from the south with a flair for violence. While this role was beautifully acted and emotionally powerful, fans of this talented and Greek God-esque beauty, such as myself, would like to see him in roles that suit not only his acting, but also our fantasies. Here are some movies that we’d love to see Skarsgard star in:

Skargard’s tall frame, broad shoulders, and slightly muscular build are reminiscent of old Hollywood actors like Cary Grant and Gene Kelly. Musicals similar to Singing in the Rain, Moulin Rouge, or even The Rocky Horror Picture Show would suit Skarsgard and thrill audiences. Everybody loves a man that can sing and dance, and we would love to see Alexander doing just that. Maybe a remake of an old classic would suit his fancy, or True Blood could even be turned into a musical for the stage. We would love to see Sookie, Eric, and Bill singing and dancing their way through the vampires, werewolves, and other mythical creatures that would inevitably pop up.

While Eric Northman’s character in True Blood doesn’t necessarily prove that Alexander would be amazing in a musical, Northman’s old world charm proves that he has the stature and potential to play a powerful leader or member of royalty. Skarsgard would be stunning as a king or leader of an empire, like King Henry XIII. There is a large body of work about King Henry XIII and the amount of historical data surrounding his reign is nearly limitless. Even though other actors have already portrayed aspects of his life, like Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Tudors, Skarsgard could bring a different perspective to
the story. His look is so different from other actors that have portrayed King Henry that the opportunity for changing the story line would be easier to accept.

Women certainly love royalty, but they also love accents. Skarsgard is originally from Stockholm, Sweden, so why not star in a movie about his native country? The beautiful scenery (and beautiful men) would only be additional perks to what would prove to be an already interesting movie. He could even star in an auto-biographical film about his own life in Sweden, and his rise to fame.

Finally, fans (and again, me!) need to see Alexander get the girl! In True Blood, Eric Northman falls in love with Sookie Stackhouse, but his feelings are never fully validated. A romantic comedy would fit Skarsgard perfectly. We can see his funny side along with his sensitive, romantic side. And we can only hope he would woo his lady with an acoustic guitar and a beautiful song. The audience would swoon! Plus, we can finally feel happy about him falling in love with a girl, and those feelings being reciprocated.

However, whether or not Alexander Skarsgard will actually play any of these roles is yet to be determined. There are so many other types of roles we’d love to see him in – a superhero film, perhaps? (Just imagine Alex in a cape and tights playing opposite a smoldering vixen in a Wonder Woman costume.) He already has a few films slated for release in 2012, such as Battleship, The East, Disconnect, and What Maisie Knew. Plus, we can only assume he will continue to thrill us in True Blood, and have a continued presence in Hollywood. Whatever he does, we’ll always be fans, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

Allison Heard is from HalloweenCostumes.com, where she is totally fine with writing articles that involve daydreaming about Alexander Skarsgard.


Thanks for the guest post, Allison! What are your thoughts? Did Allison nail a genre that you’d love to see Alex try, or do you have something to add to the list? Comment and let us know!

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