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    For those of you who have read the books (I have the first one and will be starting it soon), was Bill depicted as blood thirsty in his past as he was on last night's show?
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    I've read the books but don't remember them all completely (the stuff that was interesting to me sticks out more in my mind).

    I don't think Bill's past with Lorena is talked about in great detail in the books though. Or if it was it wasn't something that was especially important to me.

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    Thanks, cc. I guess I always thought of Bill as more the Louis type (from Anne Rice fame). Even Rice's vamps mostly tried to stick with the dredges on society for their blood. I'm very disappointed in Bill. He was a very bad boy. lol
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    Once I got further in the books Bill because must less interesting of a character for me, especially after the Lorena stuff came to a head in the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiz;3617300;
    For those of you who have read the books (I have the first one and will be starting it soon), was Bill depicted as blood thirsty in his past as he was on last night's show?
    No, but it was mentioned somewhere that before the Japanese discovered/invented TrueBlood, vamps did not have a large choice. So, as disgusting as it was; they had to make choices in order to survive. I don't know if it was possible to only drink a small amount, as needed - but they couldn't let it be known that there were vampire's walking around either.... I guess they could have nipped a small amount and glamored their victims. OK it was totally disgusting!!! The point though, was that Lorena and Bill lived together, intently and passionately for many years. They have strong history, and there is that inability to resist your maker and any request made by them to get across to the viewers. (which they accomplished - IMO).

    Also, the books take us in a different romantic direction.
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    Bill is not her sole lover, Bill does something that Sookie finds unforgiveable and moves on, so to speak. Bill will be devoted to Sookie through all the books, even though they will no longer be a couple.

    I think Alan has to set the stage to make us open to future storylines coming to fruition.

    I loved the Jessica/Hoyt moments - please keep Hoyt safe as he is adorable and perfect for Jessica.

    I saw that Comic-Con sneak peak of this season, and half-expected everything to be worked out in last nights show. It is as if my brain took the season sneak peak, and expected to be the episode preview. I was expecting/half hoping to watch a condensed version of the rest of the season last night. So, I was a little disappointed with all the dragged out FoTS stuff. I loved seeing a vulnerable Lafayette protected by Terry. Loved how PTSD Terry, chased off his cousin Andy.

    Love this show!
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    There's a nice little video interview from Comic-Con of Anna, Stephen and Alex on, I think, E!Online. I find that I actually think Stephen is kind of sexy, which is surprising, since I think Bill is a dud. Maybe it's the British accent. Anyway, it's a cute interview with Michael Ausiello. Of course, none of them would reveal which way the story is going - Sookie/Bill or Sookie/Eric. Wah!

    I forgot to mention the last scene in the preview video! We finally got our first glimpse of Sophie-Anne! I actually like Evan Rachel Wood a lot and, although she doesn't look like I pictured Sophie-Anne, I think she'll do a good job with the character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3620244;
    There's a nice little video interview from Comic-Con of Anna, Stephen and Alex on, I think, E!Online. I find that I actually think Stephen is kind of sexy, which is surprising, since I think Bill is a dud. Maybe it's the British accent. Anyway, it's a cute interview with Michael Ausiello. Of course, none of them would reveal which way the story is going - Sookie/Bill or Sookie/Eric. Wah!

    I forgot to mention the last scene in the preview video! We finally got our first glimpse of Sophie-Anne! I actually like Evan Rachel Wood a lot and, although she doesn't look like I pictured Sophie-Anne, I think she'll do a good job with the character.
    I completely missed Queen Sophie, I kept replaying parts so much that I ignored the ending! I am heading over to watch the interview at E now. I've heard Stephen interview before, and thought he is so much younger then he seems to be on the screen. He is more vibrant in real life, or at least seemed that way when I saw him. Thanks for the heads up!

    ETA: Critical meant EW online. Ausiello works for Entertainment Weekly and Kristen works for E!Online (I think).
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    For those who listen to the interview, and are curious about what Anna is referring to with the elevator - here is a look




    ETA: I keep meaning to mention this but HBO will soon have available bottles of TrueBlood for sale online. It is a natural blood-orange soda, although Alan teased: The ingredients according to Alan: “Cabernet, the blood of European hemophiliac royalty, vodka, Viagra, and ecstasy. Unfortunately, it’s highly illegal.” Actually, the drink is “a tasty orange soda drink.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike'sgirl;3620785;
    ETA: Critical meant EW online. Ausiello works for Entertainment Weekly and Kristen works for E!Online (I think).
    Oops, you're right! I watched it on another site that wasn't PG-13, so I couldn't link to it. I don't go to EW or E!Online much, so there you go!

    Totally going to buy some TrueBlood, if only to have the bottle!

    I've actually stayed in that hotel - the Omni. So funny. I'm sure it was a surreal experience for Anna to have to push that button!
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    I should have mentioned that the entire Comic-Con panel discussion with Alan, Charlaine, and most of the cast is available to watch on youtube. Although I watched it via a fansite called trueblood-onlinedotcom. If you decide to search via Google, you will find it mentioned at the above site under Video interview with TrueBlood cast at Comic-Con. There are 6 clips of about 7-8 minutes each. I laughed and enjoyed it very much. They introduced each person, I screamed "whoo -hoo" when Alex was introduced and scared the heck out of my little puppy who jumped up out of his sound sleep.

    Some points, Alan unofficially announced.... there will be a season 3 of TB and the network plans to announce it officially soon. Alan was asked about what excites him in the show and he said Season 3
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    he is thrilled about introducing werewolves and is intrigued with the Debbie Pelt character.
    Alan was asked about the pink spandex/Eric and he said he did not plan to incorporate it, but after Alex stood up and showed off his pink socks; the crowd roared and Alan laughed and said maybe fans could persuade him too.


    Charlaine signed a contract to write 3 more books, adding to her series and taking her to 2014 with the Sookie Stackhouse series. She did say writing is not always inspiration, in can be work, and sometimes she just sits down at her computer, opens Word and thinks "Ok, whose going to walk into Sookie's house today?"
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