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True Blood v. "The Books"

I have just finished reading book 10 of 11 in the Sookie Stackhouse series and I don't know if I want to go any further after having read reviews for the 11th book. In comparison to the show, I feel like the books, although they provide good background, they really lack any sort of realism with the characters - Sookie is such a Mary Sue character. Everyone is in love with her and she is constantly the damsel in distress and for the most part I find that she causes most of her own problems because she is all "I'm independent hear me roar," when she really has no power whatsoever in the novels. I also find that the story lines, from the first to book number 10 at least have become so convoluted and there is always so much going on.

I bring this up because my best friend and I are always talking about how whenever there is a True Blood post, everyone wants to pipe up and say "oh it's nothing like the books" in order to establish that they have read the books. Having read them myself now - they aren't anything special and to be honest, I think that Alan Ball has done a much better job with the material than Charlaine Harris. The characters are much more believable and do not change every season to suit the story line. Furthermore, Sookie is much more likable, has her own powers and although she tries to be independent, if she needs help she isn't afraid to ask for it.

Overall, I think what I am writing here is in support of how much better the show is than the books. I mean, there are some things I would love to see on the show (vampire summit) but I trust the writers enough to give us something good - even with the original characters. But I swear to god, if they bring in Quinn as a love interest for Sookie(Babe!) I will stop watching the show - he has got to be one of the most annoying and useless characters, ever.

Writer's Block: Hello, World!

What is your earliest memory?
My earliest memory seems to be when I was around the age of 1 and a half or 2. I remember that my parents lived in an apartment and we were sitting on the balcony finishing up supper, and I really wanted to go down into the common area and play with my ball. After dinner my dad just did that, wearing the customary 80's short shorts and a sleeveless tank, my dad took me downstairs and I got to play with my beloved red and white polka-dot ball. I also remember that as we were throwing it back and forth, there was an old couple who had a main floor apartment who were watching us with smiles on their faces.

Nothing earth shattering, but it's my first memory :)

Wisdom and Fairies...

Alas, it has been a little while since I have posted to here, but its no biggy, cause I think my audience is basically just me! I got my wisdom teeth out today and it is pretty damn painful - I wish that the Dr. had given me Tylenol 3's instead of the 2s... it would be nice to be completely pain free and knocked out completely.

My boyfriend has started his own livejournal account here <lj user=berrysblog>, wherein his first post is about Twilight. I took the opportunity to give in my 2 cents, however, it's not very well put together because I am on teh meds :).

I also added some userpics, which is exciting! Lots of True Blood ones. I'm hoping that by watching it it will channel the fairies and I will get a visit from the Tooth Fairy - but that might not happen, seeing as my Oral surgeon and kept the teeth so he can collect on it. As if my $1500 isn't enough!

So, if you're ever passing by my meager little blog here, what has been your most painful experience?
Everything just looks so pretty, and it's quiet! It's nice when it's not super windy and it's comfortable to go out for a walk and enjoy the sights and Christmas lights. I also love all the things that come with winter time, like hot chocolate, tobaganning and hanging inside with the family.

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Annoying Co-workers. Working in an office in the summer is ok because where I work it is seasonal and we have lots of people and mostly, everyone minds their own business while the chatty-cathy's emmerse themselves in the latest gossip and the trivial "hows the family," "What wonderful weather..." conversations. I am not one of these non-sense chit-chatters and I would much rather be left alone by those kinds of people in the office, however, in the off season it is extremely difficult to avoid. I have spent the majority of my day today answering redundant questions from someone I have really no connection with and honestly just annoys the whole office. *sigh* I wish it were summer and I could get lost in the office hub-bub.

And for the record, I'm not anti-social, I just prefer having conversations that actually have some substance and don't consist of nosy co-workers looking for the latest gossip on me.

/rant

Happy Holidays!

Well hello there, I am not so new to LiveJournal - I had an old account, but it had my name in it and I would really rather keep some sort of privacy on the web. I would like to think that I am not narcisistic enough to write daily about myself, but I would like to keep some sort of blog, so for now I am going to post mostly about books, travel and pop culture - and my opinions. Hopefully, someone will stumble across my little posts and be inspired to read/post their own thoughts and comments.

As it is the holiday season, I think maybe it would be fitting to start with some holiday-based items. In terms of travel - I would really love to go to NYC one year for the dropping of the ball on New Years Eve. It seems like such a great party, but tbh I don't know if I would want to deal with all those crowds. With enough drinks though, I'm sure that it would not bother me a bit. I think it would also be pretty cool to go to another continent for New Years.

Around Christmas time I can't help but think towards my childhood and the movies I would watch to get me into the Christmas spirit. The ones I remember most are Miracle on 34th St. (1994) and the Santa Clause (1994) and then I of course have recent favourites, like Love Actually.

Well, if there is anyone out there that stumbles across this, Where would you like to spend New Years, if you could go anywhere? And what sorts of things, movies or otherwise remind you of Christmas?


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