To Ship or Not To Ship?

To ship or not to ship? That’s a really good question! I’ve been deliberating this for quite awhile…

Those who know me know I’ve been a “loser” or a “jinx” when it comes to shipping couples in books and TV shows in the past. For those who don’t know…this is a quick run-down of couples I’ve “shipped” who haven’t ended up getting a happily ever after (HEA) with each other. I’ve kindly included the reasons why I think they didn’t receive a HEA – though it makes NO SENSE to me why they couldn’t have had a HEA. The only reason I could come up with – is that it has to do with ME.

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I Received The Versatile Blogger Award

I Received “The Versatile Blogger Award” !!!

Thank you to my friend and awesome writer, Deborah Court, author of “Bound To The Prince”. You should really check out her wonderful blog at: deborahcourt.blogspot.com

She awarded me with

β€œThe Versatile Blogger Award.”

I feel very honored to receive this award and glow with pride today, especially since I don’t update my blog very often (as most of you know). I’ll do my best in the future to write blog entries worthy of those of the very talented bloggers who have been selected before me (and to update my fics as often as possible).

Here are the Versatile Blogger Award rules:

  1. Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to them.
  2. Share seven things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award along to other, recently discovered blogs and let them know about it.

Okay, here are 7 things you may or may not know about me;

  1. The first thing I wrote was a poem to my grandpa. I was around ten years old at the time and it started off like this, “There he sits in his chair…blowing smoke rings in the air.” Yes, he was a smoker and sorry, can’t remember the rest of it!
  2. My favorite color is blue, like Eric Northman’s eyes.
  3. Often I am forced to write my stories and post on my site; while my 2 new kittens, Whiskey and Puscifer constantly try to lie down directly on my right hand, demanding to be cuddled and petted. Hence, the reason why I have tar-pol tunnel syndrome and have to wear a wrist brace while I type! (Or, it could be because I’m always on the computer too! Haha!)
  4. Long ago, I won a cake decorating contest and not only that…I won my own cake back in a raffle!
  5. I write poems you would find in greeting cards…but only to my friends. I usually take what I know about them, exploit them and make fun of them. They are hilariously funny! They enjoy them too! What can I say? I’m a very mean person…hehe.
  6. Besides writing and running Eric & Sookie Lovers, I work in a deli. What can I say? I LOVE handling meat! Hehehe…
  7. When I have some spare time (which is rare) I enjoy “playing” around with different looks, codes and things for my sites! You don’t know how much fun it is; until you discover something cool and new to use on your site. Believe it or not, there’s so many things you can do, even on a WP.com blog (which doesn’t allow as many things).

Here are some bloggers whose articles I particularly enjoy, and I’m awarding each of them the Versatile Blogger Award. Of course, there’s no special order:

TB Rants & Raves: an avid Eric & Sookie lover, who writes reviews about the Sookie Stackhouse novels and Dexter.

Viking Wenches: a group of wenches who love the Viking vampire, Eric Northman. Expect lots of pics and drooling wenches!

Kissed By Fire: A spoilery Game of Thrones blog! A must for anyone who loves to be spoiled about the show and/or the books and love great photoshopped pics!

TruBookies Review: reviews of HBO’s True Blood and (soon-to-be) Game of Thrones!Β 

Sookieverseblog: This one needs no introduction. Anyone in the TB/SVM fandom probably already knows about SVB!

My Own Little Corner Of The World: a blogger shares her thoughts about her favorite things including; True Blood and SVM!

Congrats! Giving away this award is as much fun as receiving it! <3<3<3

Where Did The Summer Go?

I was fixing up the look of my blog (once again) and noticed I haven’t posted anything since May! HOLY SHIT! Sorry about that…but I do have a very good reason. Eric & Sookie Lovers had it’s busiest season this summer, due to the fact that True Blood Season 4 was based on Book 4…or was it? (More on that later.) I wrote a blog post for Locate TV.com, and all the other ins and outs of running a fansite that come with it.

Speaking of which…I hope you don’t mind if I post some of my thoughts on Season 4.

Season 4 was supposed to be based on book 4, DTTW of the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I stress, supposed to. It sure as hell wasn’t.

I guess since this is my own personal blog, I can say pretty much anything I want. I don’t have to remain somewhat neutral, like I do at Eric & Sookie Lovers. Not that anyone would get offended, if I did speak my mind…but the spies that work for True Blood might visit that site more than this one. I would much rather have them read the comments by fellow Eric & Sookie lovers, over me.

But before I get started, I wanted to reassure and apologize to everyone for not updating any of my fics. I will…just don’t expect them very often during the summer months, okay? In fact, earlier today, I was working on my Deadly Intentions one!

Speaking of summer…this past July I met one of my betas, who passed through on her way to visit the Rocky Mountains! It was great meeting Northwoman, who betas the Jax & Tara fic, Dirty Little Secret! It was great sharing our thoughts on our favorite fics and our favorite couples – face to face! If you happen to follow either one of us on Twitter, you might have even happened to see the pics from our meet and greet! I’m not going to grace this blog with my ugly mug, so you don’t have to be scared out of your mind! LMAO (I want you to keep coming back, not get scared away!)

Now, on with my review of True Blood Season 4…

The first half of the season, was everything Eric & Sookie Lovers (me included) could ever hope to see happen. Sure, it wasn’t the same as the books exactly…but there were similar type scenes to those in the books, which the bookies (like me) could appreciate. But then…around the time of the shower scene (that wasn’t) onward…things began to get progressively worse.

For starters…how could anybody call that a shower scene to begin with? It came across as more of a V-trip to Narnia (as most fans have called it)! WTF? Sure, it was great seeing Eric & Sookie so happy, together, naked and sharing something…BUT this cheapened and ruined everything for me. I felt like I was on some drug trip too and I got the munchies…for the episode to end.

That’s when I knew…what my gut had been telling me all along…that AB was going to do to me, what Ellen and David (ex-executive producer and ex-head writer of Guiding Light) had done to me years ago…ruin my favorite couple by breaking them up. Sure, I can handle angst…but when it comes to True Blood, don’t you think Eric and Sookie lovers have put up with too much angst already? It’s time for Eric and Sookie to be a couple, just like Bill and Sookie have been for 3 FUCKIN’ SEASONS!

Yep, I hate to tell you, that I told you so…because honestly, I didn’t tell anyone how I felt. But I want to tell you now, I had a funny feeling deep down inside my gut, that it was going to end badly…even when things were going good! You see, I haven’t trusted writers ever since Ellen and David destroyed my Jammy. The way Alan Ball has changed things from the books already…I knew it would be more of the same. COMPLETE BALLSHIT.

This is when it started to go downhill, IMO…

I knew it as soon as Eric attacked Marnie in the graveyard, for no apparent reason and killed a witch. This was the second sign, that I was (unfortunately) going to be proven right. This was completely OOC for the character of Eric, memory loss or no memory loss. Of course πŸ™„ , Sookie had to get shot. *YAWN* By this time, Eric was now being controlled by Marnie…yep, can you say…plot point? The only reason why, was to somehow get Bill’s blood into Sookie, so she could have that awkward, terrible, unsexy threesome fantasy of hers.

If you follow Eric & Sookie Lovers at all…we posted that the threesome fantasy made TV Guide’s Unsexiest Sex Scenes list! Yep, this is sooooo very true. If anybody thought that scene was half-assed hot…you’re out of your fuckin’ mind! Kudos to Anna for coming up with this idea…it really proves she doesn’t really know her character as well as she thought she did. Or, Alan Ball has changed her character SO much on the show, that she’s nothing like the Sookie in the books. Book Sookie would never ever do anything like that. Sure, she had a brief, minor fantasy about them while they fixed her window…but it was brief and never went this far. Yes, I know that Alan Ball likes to shock people and that was probably another reason why they shot this scene too. Sookie had been gone only a week in her mind and should still be wanting nothing to do with the “abjure one” Bill. Blood in her body or no blood. IT DOESN’T MAKE FUCKING SENSE. If it doesn’t make sense, then it’s bad writing, IMO.

I’m not going to bore you by recapping what happened throughout the rest of the season, because I know that pretty much everyone has seen it by now and has their own judgments and/or thoughts about it.

But I will say this…while many aren’t planning on watching True Blood next season, (I don’t blame you) I will still be watching. I’ll probably be the only one, but hey, at least you know where to go, if you want to know! I’m going to recap it because all the best recappers I know, won’t be doing it next season. I’m not as great as they are, but I do have some experience while watching Guiding Light. Yes, something I’ve neglected to tell you! LOL I used to do it daily!

Again, I don’t blame any of them for stopping. I feel like I’m ‘taking one for the team’ – so to speak.

Anyways, that pretty much sums up where I thought True Blood Season 4 went from being good – to being downright terrible. And people wonder WHY True Blood isn’t nominated for any awards??? It’s because of writing inconsistencies, dropped plots, plot holes and writing characters OOC. Writing, writing, writing. The same could be said about soaps and why their ratings are dropping…

Honestly, if TV channels really wanted people to continue watching and in HBO’s case, subscribing…get fans to have some imput into what happens on the show. Have a fan act either as someone who gives advice or hire a fan to be a writer, who helps them come up with interesting and believable plots!

In the words of Alexander Skarsgard, who plays Eric, this season of True Blood was…

Needless to say, I haven’t forgotten about my fics and I will continue to write them! God knows, at least the great fanfics I read – my fellow fanfic writers know how to write Eric & Sookie properly!

Oops! Did I neglect to inform you, I may have been slightly inebriated while writing this post? But only slightly! Hope you won’t hold it against me!

Until the next time…hopefully sooner than the last!

What do you think of my thoughts on True Blood Season 4? Share yours below!