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14 June 2009 @ 01:22 pm
"True Blood" Second Season Premiere  
The first episode of the second season of True Blood will premiere on HBO tonight. The first season was based on the first novel in the "Southern Vampire Mysteries" series and this second season is based on the second novel.

There is substantial transformation content, because one of the main characters is a weredog of sorts (technically, he is called a "shifter" and can transform into any animal, but in practice it is basically always a dog). Furthermore, if the TV series follows the second novel at all faithfully, there will be other shapeshifters as well, including werewolves.

If you haven't seen the TV series or read the books, what should you start with? I think both are good, but they have different characteristics. The novels are more "fluffy" like a beach read, and have simpler plot lines. The TV show is much darker in tone (there is quite a lot of gore, including some really gross sex scenes) and has more subplots and character development. I think the TV series has a richer storyline, particularly since the novels are very first-person but the TV series is willing to show us a lot more of what other characters were doing when the main character isn't around.

EbonyTigressebonytigress on June 14th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
I enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse novels, but I read them before getting into the HBO series. I equally enjoy the series though so I'm STOKED that the second season premiers today :D :D

I do hope they eventually introduce the hotshot community. werecats are of supreme interest to me.

Have you seen the new Twilight trailer?

It is kind of 'meh' at the beginning but gets VERY interesting at the last few seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ9afRgToxE
jamiehalljamiehall on June 14th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
That trailer looks very nice! Thanks for posting it.
(Anonymous) on August 19th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
Hey Jamie,

Not sure if are the admin for newanimal.org i think the site is awsome and have read alot about cryptozoology recently and are very interested in the study, im from new zealand and was suprised and happy to see a couple cryptids from here but dissapointed not to see anything on the Taniwha ask any nz'r and they will definatly know what it is and some storeys surrounding them it might interest you to research this water legend pls contact me sam.d@igrin.co.nz if you want any further communication.

jamiehalljamiehall on August 19th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Re: newanimal.org
Yes, I created and administer The Cryptid Zoo, aka newanimal.org. I'm so glad you've liked it!

I really wish I could include everything of interest, such as the Taniwha, but it always seems as if there are more creatures I could add and I'm often limited in the amount of writing time I can devote to my many websites.
apastlove on August 16th, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
You won't be saved, liar. I despise you.
apastlove on August 16th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
You're blog is ridiculous. Post something other than mainstream garbage. Your prose are laughable and your face is craterous like the moon.

Edited at 2012-08-16 04:33 am (UTC)