I love HBO's True Blood. In my humble opinion it is the best hour on television and last night's episode did not disappoint. If you watched it, you know what I'm talking about. I had spent 10 hours yesterday body painting and photographing two models which I'll have those photos posted soon and it was a blast--- exhausting--- but definitely a great experience. So after that long day it was my pleasure to pour a giant glass of Cabernet, plop down into my comfy TV-viewing seat, and enjoy the True Blood ride. Holy shit was it ever good: the Sookie drama, the mystery about what she is (please no one reveal her secret), the dream/ fantasy she had about being with what I assume are her kind, Bill and his new ability, the Vampire King of Mississippi attack on the majestor, and on and on and on......... Oh was it good! It was so good, so strong in fact that I forgive the show for only having werewolf superhero superstud Alcide played by Joe Manganiello in only one scene. And in that one scene he was fully dressed. Damn you True Blood! I take that back...... I just get heated when talking about Joe, Alcide, Joe, Alcide, my imaginary werewolf boyfriend. He's given so much that I felt like giving back to him. So, I drew this portrait.
It's drawn with ink, pen, and watercolor pencil on hot pressed watercolor paper and is for sale on my etsy site. That nose, those eyes, that beard, and that body, it's enough to make you howl your TV.
Have I blogged any of you into watching True Bloodyet? If you're a TB virgin, I'd recommend netflix-ing the previous two seasons as jumping in at this point would probably be a tad bit confusing. Or you could just do what I do and pour yourself a strong drink, unzip your pants, and enjoy the bounty of eye candy that this show delivers. And good lord does it ever deliver. I'd offer a recap but as I said in the last posting, I'm pretty confused myself as to what's going on..... My heart was racing a mile a minute during the show with all the revelations, twists, and turns and I kept hitting pause on my TIVO remote in order to see how much time was left. I was so worked up that I shout-asked my partner a number of times, "What the hell is going?!?!!!" And it felt like I had an irregular heartbeat during some of the scenes: when the Vampire was questioning Sookie about what she was, when that King ordered the death of Bill at the hands of his maker Lorraina, when Eric threatened to rip the head off the vampire Queen, when Tara attacked the vampire who wants to turn her, when, when, when....... My heart is pounding again!!!! With moments to spare, I was just about to ask where the f**k was Alcide, and then he appeared..... NUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was like a grand finale moment on American Idol--- I expected to see confetti and an all black choir emerge. Here he is...... Joe Manganiello the 6'5" tower of perfection himself.
Take it in...... take it in. There was only the briefest of an ass shot but thanks to slow motion on my TIVO and thanks to the screen caps from a great nudity filled site called Superhero Fan, it's possible to bask in the glory. One amazing ass shot after the jump.
Did you watch True Blood last night? Oh.... my.... God was it good!!!! If I can convince just one person to get on board the undead express that is TB, then I've done my good deed for the day. This season is all about twisted and turning plots lines and I'm not even going to attempt a recap because I'm a bit confused to be quite honest. And fully turned on. Let's investigate the latter. Allow me to showcase the physical perfection that is Joe Manganiello who plays Alcide.
Try and keep your pants on while viewing these photos......
Joe's 6'5" by the way. Pants still on?
Sure Alcide is a werewolf but that shouldn't get in the way of loving him. He's a good werewolf if there is such a thing and he's in charge of looking after Sookie. I think I may be part werewolf too because when this scene began with the shirtless Joe, I howled. I howled and foamed at the mouth. Don't judge. I saw him on some entertainment news show and he was talking about how he'd been initiated into the brotherhood of the sock while filming. Meaning in his nude scenes (cut to me howling) he wore a sock over his bountiful treasure. I'm assuming its a bountiful treasure based on that nose. Oh if I could only interview that sock.
Have I read all the Anne Rice Vampire books? Yes. Well, I read all the Lestat books.
Do I like the Twilight movies. No. Make that fuck no. I think that shit's stupid.
Am I obsessed with Vampires? No, not at all. I'm a fan of well written television and True Blood is definitely that.
Why am I interviewing myself? Not sure--- I just sat down at my laptop, started typing away, and this is what came out. Soooooooooooo for those of you who are unsure whether or not to watch True Blood on HBO, let me encourage you. Yes it's about Vampires but not exclusively. There are all sorts of creatures and twisting plot lines and eye candy galore. If you're into guys, gals, or both--- this show delivers. Season two has introduced Werewolves and as I apply a cold rag to my forward let me just say I approve that message. Go Team Werewolves! The best of the best of the werewolves is named Alcide played by Joe Manganiello and he had a very important scene last night. A very, very, very important scene. Here's what I'm talking about.
Click to enlarge for better slobber-inducing viewing.
Center of the sun hot! Ok, that's the best body ever shown on television. I think "Oh my fucking God" came out of my mouth, or was it "Thank you Jesus!" ? Sorry, I need to apply another cold rag to my forward before I continue....... Not that there was any question about my viewing loyalty, but I'll never stop watching this show. Never. And how's about a round of applause for Joe's outfit in the above photos. Thank you True Blood, its wardrobe stylists, and Joe himself.
Photos from a fun site full of nudity so be warned. Click on Superherofan Blog for more pulse-raising eye treats.
How many of you screamed yourself hoarse at the end of last night's True Blood? I did. I screamed "NOOOOO!!!!" for a solid minute because: I didn't want the show to end, I didn't and don't want to have to wait another week to see a new episode, I couldn't and still can't believe there are only two more episodes left in this second season, we barely got to see Eric undressed, and Maryann's shaky dance/ chant remix "Lo Lo JLO, Lo Lo Lohan, Eric and Eggs makes me Erectus, Bacchus" did this to my eyes.........
That's me and if you've never seen True Blood.... ah..... watch it. Netflix it. TIVO it. Do it. You'll love it, but be warned--- your eyes just might turn solid black. And if they do, don't sweat it because you'll be having more fun than you can imagine. Last night's episode was freaking great and I swear every week gets better and better. Sookie, Bill, and Jason returned to Bon Temps to find their quaint yet kooky small town had been turned into a ransacked Club Med for demon worshipers. Maryann the Maenad has been a very busy supernatural creature. Her every now and then orgies hosted primarily at Sookie's house have turned the residents of that Louisiana town into full-time frenzied eyes-blackened zombies. Confused by all the horny crazy-eyed locals saying their God demands the sacrifice of Sam Merlotte at Maryann's home, Bill and Sookie made a mad dash over to find out what mischief was afoot. Maryann's has taken over Sookie property and is trying some unconventional curb appeal. She's erected (tee hee) a giant meat tower (tee hee) in Sookie front lawn. "What the f*ck?" seemed the appropriate reaction upon Bill and Sookie's arrival.
My apologies for falling off the True Blood posting bandwagon the last couple of weeks. I haven't lost any love for that show, far from it. True Blood is without question my favorite show and every week seems to get better and better and better. I think I screamed NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! for a solid minute when it was revealed that there are only three more episodes left in this season. Sigh. Since this posting is so far behind, let me just focus on one of the best scenes. I'm jumping right in...... The aftermath of the silver bombing at Godric's home left several vampires and human dead. Eric who has had an undead hard-on for Sookie (why?) finally tricked her into drinking his blood. Eric is definitely evolving into one of the more interesting characters. He saved Sookie's life by shielding her from the blast. Clever. As a result he was covered in little bits of silver and convinced Sookie that he couldn't heal myself, was dieing, and his only chance of survival would be to have her suck out the bits of silvers from his wounds. And she did. Eric wasn't dieing at all, in fact he was putting his get Sookie plan in place. When a human drinks a vampire's blood, they are forever connected. The vampire always knows where that human is, what they're feeling, and eventually the human will develop a strong sexual attraction towards said vampire. "Ewww, as if..... gross", I think were Sookie's words as her vampire boyfriend Bill told her about that last detail. A rage filled Bill even punched Eric in his beautiful face out of disgust and out of knowing that Sookie soon would be fantasizing about him. Eric is much older than Bill and as such has seniority/ authority/ hot-iority over him. So Bill's punch was just a punch and that was it. Well it didn't take long before Sookie had her first naughty Eric wet dream. I believe it was that first night after drinking his blood that in her dream she rolled over in bed to find a red-hot Eric laying nude next to her. 'God damn!', 'holy sh*t', 'hit pause on that tivo!' were a few things my partner and I shouted at the TV when we got a look at this. Be warned, you'll probably have that same reaction. (Again!) Out of the two Stackhouses, I'd have preferred to see Sookie's brother Jason in the sack with Eric. Yes I would. He was at Godric's house that night too. He could have sucked Eric off out the silver and started with the naughty nighttime thoughts. This is my mental snap shot of Eric and the other Stackhouse who should have been having a little satin sheet time.
There's a clearer version after the jump. The above seemed home page safer.
This isn't going to be a typicalTrue Bloodposting. I'm in the deep end of an illustration project which needs to be completed by this Friday afternoon so I unfortunately don't have the time to whip up a True Posting. :( Fortunately I just received some fashionable photos of Ashley Jones, who plays the shape-shifting waitress Daphne. Fun facts: She is double Emmy nominated, plays on Bold and the Beautiful, and has appeared in many films as well as guest starred in television series.
Busy gal. Here she's swapped her Merlottes t-shirt for a snappy, fun-for-fall scarf by D&Y.