Archive for October, 2010

A Pretty, Bouncy Happy Halloween

Posted in Being Human, Ghosts, Halloween, Shifters, True Blood, Twilight, Uncategorized, Vampire Diaries, Vampires, Wardrobe, Werewolves on October 29, 2010 by talksupe

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Posted by East Coast Stacey
I like sparkly things like: makeup, costumes and…this.

 

Happy Halloween, to all our Talk Supe friends! I know that a lot of you are eagarly awaiting the big candy-thon that is heading your way. Not to mention, some of you might be heading to a rockin’ Halloween party with your favorite guys and ghouls. Gosh, WC Stacey (SWD) already modeled some fabulous costume ideas for you. Well here’s my deepest, darkest secret for only you guys…I am not that excited about the Great Pumpkin Day.

I love Fall with it’s turning leaves, apple cider and pumpkin pies. Halloween, however, fills me with dread. That day means scary masks, trick or treating in blustery Northern weather and gory Halloween movies.  If I do ever dress up for Halloween it’s usually things like angels, princesses, the occasional hippie chick and Strawberry Shortcake. Oh and not sexy versions, but non-threatening cute ones. Also, something usually bad happens in those costumes like the fateful year my sophmore year of college, when I landed face first in amud puddle wearing an angel costume. This is a cautionary tale of not drinking and trying to climb a fence while wearing heels in the rain. Mud just doesn’t come out of white, people!

You see I DO like supernatural  movies and television shows. but really only the romantic ones that are pretty much glorified soap operas with minimal gore. Just not scary, super gory ones like Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Friday the 13th. Don’t even get me started on Saw and Hostel. Want to see a girl chanting, “Please make it stop” under a blanket. Well, that would be me on most Halloweens. 

Add in some zombies, oh I hate zombies, and see a new side of fear. AMC’s new zombie show, Walking Dead is going to do me in. How I miss you Don Draper and your Mad Men! I couldn’t even enjoy last night’s NBC’s Community, since they did a zombie spoof. (The Office, however, with it’s ‘Bill Compton’ Andy and ‘Sookie’ Meredith was all types of hilarious!)  It did, however, lead me to an important discovery…I really like vampire stuff, but aren’t they just really pretty zombies? Who drink blood, instead of munching on their victim’s brains? They are both the undead. So for this Halloween, instead of frightening you, dear readers, with ghastly images (I do not want THOSE on my harddrive) I will be showing you happy Halloween images. Enjoy! 

 

 
 
 

Aww...pretty zomb...vampire brothers. Warms the cold heart, don't you think?

 

 

Don’t Damon and Stefan Salvatore give you all types of warm fuzzies? Stefan in his lumberjack shirts and cartigans. Damon ripping out Uncle Mason’s heart. Wait… what… *sniff, sniff* Damon how could you!

 

 

 

Ohh…look it’s our buddy Sam!

This shirt is a cute, Halloween costume!

 

A puppy…wearing a Halloween costume!

 
 
 
 

Sam…don’t turn into this!
A kitten, too!
  

 

Sam will definitely not be turning into this!

 

 Isn’t it really all about the romance…
 
 
 
This is MY kind of Halloween movie!

 and this…

 
This is MY kind of supernatural show!

  

This is a supernatural show that while scary, a wimp like me can handle… 
 
 
Every show needs a ghost like Annie, a werewolf like George and, of course, a vampire like Mitchell

  

 Somebody I know really likes this…
 
 
Happy Halloween, WC Stacey! 

 
  Because I wrote this post…one more time…THIS…
 
 

This is a nice Halloween image.

 

 Have a wonderful Halloween!
 
Getting my blanket ready to hide under,
EC Stacey
 
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Halloween: Playing Supe dress-up

Posted in Halloween, Vampires, Wardrobe, Werewolves with tags , , , , , , on October 27, 2010 by talksupe
Posted by WestCoastStacey/SWD

Ahhh, finally Halloween is just around the corner. I have always loved Halloween, even as a wee tiny lass. I would always come up with very inventive costumes and sometimes would change various times during the night. As a small child, I dressed as the usual child things, bride, baby, wonder woman, etc. But as I got older, say ten, I started to gravitate to the more unusual, darker, costumes. Sure I was a pirate, but I was a battling matey, complete with battle scars and a enormous bruise on my face that my mother couldn’t even look at. I did a beautiful make- up job, wound make up was my specialty. (side note: Seriously, in my “Stage Make-Up” college course (aren’t you jealous of my major) I got an A+ for my final project, specialty wounds. I did vampire make up complete with deep puncture wounds that “bled” when the “skin” was punctured.) So it’s no wonder that some of the highlights in my costume repertoire have been: Victor Pascow (the dead jogger from Pet Semetary): age 14, Bride of Dracula: age 18, Coachman of Death, age: 19, Lady MacBeth complete with foot long dagger protruding from my gut: age 20, Mia Wallace (Pulp Fiction) after the incident (complete with red “target” and syringe) age :21, Titanic victim: age 23, dead Blair from The Facts of Life age:25, Sorceress age: 26, … and later, as I decided the smexy costumes were more fun…Captain Hooker. But still, the creeptasticness of the macabre has always been there, and finally, during this month alone (and well, on this blog daily…)  I get to let me ghoulish flag fly.

And which supe will I choose to dress as this year? *Second Hand embarassment ahead*

Your friendly neighborhood sunscreen... Sookie

 

Vamp Bill... and Sam?

Grieving widow Sophie Anne

Lafayette? Get your V, hookuh

      

Alice?

                                                                                      

For this month only I do not have to hide my bliss when stumbling upon items such as this:

It’s a Vamp Buffett

I do not have to bypass fondling toy coffins in Target because it’s Halloween for goodness sake. It’s during this time of year that the middle of the road stores sell the stuff you’d only find at Hot Topic…or Forest Lawn.

Target becomes Swoonable

It’s like for a month we are free to ogle our vamps, werewolves, men in cowboy costumes (oh wait.. that may be something else) out in the open.

The downside? Overhearing people discussing Halloween vampires, ghosts, witches, etc. and dying to join their conversation  with my $0.02, but restraining. Because, well, a  random stranger pontificating on the quality of fangs in “Costume Castle” and wondering why they can’t have ones that make that cool clicking noise like on True Blood is, well, just weird.

Whoosh-click *FANGS*

So, with a Halloween lovin’ mama, what is Snow Jr. going to dress as? Well, I took her to the costume super store aka “costume in a bag”. Yes, this coming form the former costume designer who made everything and would change costumes a few times during Halloween, because I couldn’t choose. Anyway, we’re in the store and she’s asking me “Mommy, what is this…and what is that…” I say, ‘Oh that’s a zombie, that’s a ghost, that’s a vampire.” She answers. “Oh mommy, I don’t like vampires.”  I snicker and mumble, “you will”.  Then we pass a Twilight poster on the way out.  #trainingstartsnow.

Trying to get Mr. Snow to wear devil contacts and a cape #whenhellfreezesover
-west coast stacey (SWD)



Vampire Diaries Recap: Not the Eye Candy, Kevin Williamson!

Posted in Recaps, Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2010 by talksupe

Vampire Diaries Recap: Not the Eye Candy, Kevin Williamson!
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posted by East Coast Stacey

Vampire Diaries Recap: “Plan B”

*This has spoilers. You should probably watch it first if you don’t want to know. HAVE TISSUES READY!*

Gone Fishin'. Having a Goonies flashback...the well, that sweater. "Oh Andy (Caroline), you Goonie"

Hello, Vampire Diaries watching friends! Have you fully recovered from last night’s episode? No? We haven’t either… You go from nothing last week and watching the live episode of 30 Rock, to the craziness of Mystic Falls this week. Wow…just wow.

EC: Let’s get this party started, shall we? I can happily say, as a disclaimer, that I DVRed Vampire Diaries and watched NBC’s comedy lineup first. This was a good thing, due to when I was getting upset I would go into to my head and think of The Office, where John Kranski was having scenes with Timothy Olympant as rival paper men. They were so cute and funny. That way I wouldn’t be crying my way through a box of darn tissues. Disclaimer over. We start the Vampire Diaries episode right with two romantic interludes: Elena and Stefan, Katherine and Mason. Aww…contrasting romance. Which made me think of the most glaring difference between Vampire Diaries and Twilight. Yes…the two leads of both series, while you do get attached to them are both sometimes insipid and clueless. You love them anyway, but you do want to throttle them most times. The difference? In Twilight, sexual situations are taboo. Teenagers have those ‘feelings’, but don’t act on them. Vampire Diaries, well, they act on them, they certainly do. I’m a mother, so I might be starting to feel some conflict, but I WAS a teenager who watched Dawson’s Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Maybe, things really haven’t changed that much…

SWD: Now, the whole having-your-boyfriend-sleep-over-and-having-morning-nookie-in-your-bed scene just bugs me. She’s still 17. Aunt Jenna is in the next room. Ew. On the flip side. Uncle Mayo had a rather large back tattoo, wings of some sort. We didn’t get a good look. It was on his lower back. What’s a guy “tramp stamp” called? Oh, just a tattoo

Let's call Kat Von D, get the scoop on the tramp stamp wing Tat

EC: Another Mystic Falls party? They never learn…plus, this town has an event like every week. Do they ever, I don’t know…stay in and watch a movie? Listen…the Lockwood mansion is blaring the Black Keys during party set up. Mama Cougar Lockwood doesn’t seem the type. But wait…strapping young men are setting up for the event. Oh boy, I see her plan now…
SWD: Ditto!

A rival to the Rob brow

EC: Let’s just jump into the topic of Bonnie this episode. She has been missed. The chemistry between her and Damon is electric. I know the books never had Bonnie and Damon together, but here me out. First, Bonnie was from what I remember blond and bubbly. I also don’t think she was a witch. Plus they had a whole other character, I think named Meredith who was a student sleeping with teacher Alaric. Major changes to start with.
SWD: Bonnie’s eye makeup was looking fab this episode, but they went a little too MAC artistry on the eyebrows. They looked to witch-y. Ohhhh, I get it.

EC: Second, Elena and Damon have zero chemistry. Katherine and Damon oodles of chemistry. However, that ship has sailed. Bonnie and Damon, are an amazing pair. You know what they say about love and hate. Plus, it’s cute how he calls her, “Judgey”.
SWD: What are we on, epi 5? (EC: Nope epi 6) I still say bow-chicka-bow-bow in epi 10 for those two.

EC: Of course, once she finds out…what Damon did…I am not ready to discuss that yet. Where’s my tissues. * sniff * All bets are off!
SWD: *sniff*

EC: The Brothers Salvatore remind me of the Hardy Boys when they try to figure things out. Elena can be their Nancy Drew. Hmm…that won’t work. She completely, outed her relationship with Stefan to Katherine. Dumb. Bonnie? Could work. Alaric, can be their Nancy Drew! He seems to have more brain cells than the both of them combined.

SWD: Alaric is the Hercule Poirot to their Hardy Boys.
EC: There was a whole lot of Whiny the Vampire Slayer in this. He wasn’t very *ahem* helpful in a certain scene. *sniff, sniff* That’s all I got.

All eyes on the Big Ragoo!

SWD: There was! But when Elena asked him to…do something… he manned up and told her to pound sand. Good job whiny, you grew some moonstones!
EC: When about to jump into a well, Stefan, I suggest you check it first. For that matter, you too Elena. What was I saying earlier about brain cells? Thank goodness for Caroline and Bonnie. We need a spin-off for these to ASAP! Oh god…a snake! That was scarier than the vampires.
SWD: Caroline and Bonnie spinoff! Yes, like Laverne & Shirley! Stefan and Damon will be Lenny and Squiggy! Alaric can be Carmine… They’ll work in a TruBlood brewery.
EC: That would be…wait for it…legendary! (I just watched How I Meet Your Mother)

EC: Stefan vervain face was yucky. Eww.

BurningMan

Pan seared, sauteed, and extra crispy

SWD: Yes, icky…. but still not as brutal as Bill Compton season 1 sunlight, or Eric w/ Russell. I think True Blood ruined us for gore, cause once you see charred Russell, pan seared Stefan isn’t so bad.

EC: Not Aunt Jenna! I almost dropped the glass of water I was drinking when she stabbed herself. That Katherine is one sneaky lady.
SWD: I know. I was thinkig earlier, when she sasy to Alaric, “You’re good with that (knife)” I was thinking, “no he isn’t. That isn’t how you chop/ slice”. Then Jenna had the knife and was handling it wrong. These actors don’t cook, or even watch Food TV. Tyler Florence should give a kitchen strategies for actors class.

At least it looks like Mayo went down with a lap dance

EC: Let’s just dive in to the saddest part. RIP, Uncle Mason. You left us far to soon. We do now know that Wolf’s bane looks like it’s burning off your mouth and Damon ripping out your heart, will in fact kill you. Damon, how could you! * sniff, sniff * I haven’t been this mad at you Kevin Williamson, since the first time you broke up Joey and Pacey on Dawson’s Creek. No fair. That and you left Tyler alive. Really?
SWD: This mad me sadder than when Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel broke up.

EC: At least, we ended the episode on a cliffhanger…Katherine is going to use Matt to sacrifice himself to turn Tyler into a werewolf? Whoa…Nope. I still would have traded Tyler for Mason any day. Are you as sad as we are about the untimely demise of Uncle Mason? Are you excited about the Masquerade Ball? Let us know!
SWD: *Side note * How about that “Cosmopolitan Hotel” commercial?! They advertised it well to the hedonistic, debauchery loving crowd that watches these shows! Let’s go!
EC: Wait…I didn’t see that commercial! All I got was those ETrade Babies, East Coast fail!

Greek System with a Bite

Posted in Favorites, Supernatural, True Blood, Twilight, Uncategorized, Vampire Diaries, Vampires, Wardrobe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2010 by talksupe
posted by (EC)EastCoastStacey and (SWD)WestCoast Stacey

Yes, we're THAT old!

 

So, did you all know we Stacey’s were in the same sorority? Sure, different chapters, different universities, and (slightly) different years, but the same letters nonetheless. Our actual houses may have differed, as well as the paths of the walk of shame, (EC:  Ours was a much longer walk…the more they tried to segregate the boys and girls, the more coeds crossed the quad wearing Dave Matthews teeshirts and oversized sweatpants.), but we both have nightmares about red carnations and Bessie Grooms. (EC: Hey Feat LilJ, you were the President of my Chapter.  Who would have thought we would be discussing  Supe stuff. Nope, we were watching Buffy together even back then! Also just for a fun note: Our sorority has a Founder’s Day like Mystic Fall, but with no Salvatore Brothers or, you know, carnage) Anyway, I was watching one of my favorite movies, “Sorority Boys”  and it got me to thinking… What if there was a Greek System for our Supernatural friends? We think it would go something like this:

Welcome to the hallowed halls of the University of Vlad.  Home of the Fighting Impalers.  Where you come for the academics and remain, because well…you become the undead.

Hell week has a whole new meaning

Fraternity- Kappa Omicron Kappa (KOK), like the Delta house was also known as “Animal House” this one is simply known as ‘HELL House”, due to the Benjamin Moore:  Bahama Sunrise paint that Eric chose for the walls.) KOK houses the alpha male Vampires. Eric Northman is president and Damon Salvatore is Pledgemaster. Have you seen Vampire Diaries season 1? Our Damon would put the fear in to those incoming freshman boys. Hazing becomes a new art form when you have to take out a werewolf! Mitchell (Being Human) is an honorary member of KOK, as of last semester’s behavior. (What! You haven’t watched it yet? Tsk Tsk!) Emmett is the member best known for crushing cans of TruBlood on his head and surfing the stairs on a coffin lid. (That’s my boy!)

Hide your pledge paddle

Fraternity- Rho Omicron Tau (ROT), consists of the Volturi (sans Jane)- it’s all male, as all fraternities are, but …. we still think, ahem, Aro (and Caius, don’t forget Caius) prefers it that way. Their letters are embroidered on their silk Hermes scarves in calligraphy. There’s no blood keg in this mausoleum, these boys drink out of goblets and listen to early Baroque chamber music. Initiation consists of, um, actual spanking spiking.  Won in last years IFC Trivia Bowl challenge, Talbot in a Jar resides in their trophy case.

We're evolved men. You won't be afraid of our bathrooms.

Fraternity- Episilon Mu Omicron (EMO), is similiar to real life Lambda Chi. Led by president Edward Cullen, many self loathing, yet gorgeous, sensitive and caring, yet lethal, vamps reside at EMO. The RUSH chair, Stefan Salvatore holds monthly gatherings (every 28 days or so) to attract new members. (He’s a teacher that one. A very sensitive teacher) This is serious business. Period. Bill Compton is the resident advisor to EMO, but has been seen as of late partying at KOK. EMO is a dry house and is located next to the sorority Nu Alpha Gamma (NAG) for this reason. The parties there are not the most exciting, the boys seem to listen to Matchbox 20, John Mayer and Taylor Swift, while holding hands and talking about…feelings. (Mostly theirs, the drama queens)

Sorority- Nu Alpha Gamma (NAG), is compromised of our human sympathizers (Angela, Tara, etc) who are lonely and miserable because they are the late night/one night hook ups of the supe greeks.  They’re the Jack in the Box drive thru meals for supes. Their house mom, or house aunt, because she’s young, cool and hip is Aunt Jenna. She allows boys (“boys”?) on the second floor. *wink wink* Some of the girls are ultra cranky, like Tara. Not a good thing, now that she’s rooming with Bonnie. They didn’t know that young lady can start fires with her mind during Rush. Oops. Those two young ladies are going to be trouble for KOK, but very popular at DOG.

Sorority- Sigma Nu Kappa (SN(ac)K), It’s just Bella, Elena and Sookie. Their walls are completely covered in maxi pads, because if one drop of accidental bloodshed escapes this house, a feeding frenzy would ensue. These girls are the most sought out on campus for that reason.  Bella Swan was originally the president, but was usurped by Miss Stackhouse due to Bella’s wishy-washiness almost getting them slaughtered weekly. Elena, well as social chair, she plays with her hair and is constantly texting Stefan about buying her wine coolers.

Everyone finds a bone at DOG house

Fraternity -Delta Omicron Gamma (DOG), is led by Alcide Herveaux. The Lockwood men, Jacob, George, Sam, Quil, Embry and the rest howl it up nightly in this dog house. It’s a mess in that house with all the…umm…marking taking place.  Poor George is always running around the house with paper towels and saying, “Honestly, we are gentlemen.  Could you please attempt to use the lavatory?” They all take turns patrolling the borders of the Row, making sure no one is eaten during a midnight walk of shame. Also, in this house, these puppies get neutered if imprinting on underage coeds occurs. They do lock up Tyler in the basement often, not for turning, just being generally annoyed by him.

Being this hot is draining

Sorority- Delta Iota Epsilon (DIE), These are the badass female supes. This is obvs. the top sorority and their parties are killers. All the male Greeks are dying, well, many of them are already dead, to get into a DIE party. With fashionista president Alice Cullen, their Rush outfits are the best. No stupid matching sleeveless blazers, pearl necklaces, and khaki shorts here. Well, there may be pearl necklaces, but those come later, thanks to the KOK house. (oh boy…you didn’t just go there!) Jane is Pledge “Educator”. Not a step is missed during initiation with her in charge. Pam, Katherine, Jessica and Sophie Anne have been known to do naked row runs and end up for days in the KOK basement. No chains needed, unless requested.

Fraternity- Beta Rho Omicron (BRO) Our semi- supernatural friends, men with some powers, but not full blown supe. Members include Alaric, Lafayette, Jesus, the brothers Winchester: Sam and Dean, and Jeremy, aka Whiny-the-vampire-Slayer (although he’s just a pledge they took in at the last minute because finances were down due to Jason Stackhouse’s infamous bottomless keg stands…and take bottomless to mean both the keg and Jason). And Jeremy  has a hot sister they want to bang. Well, Lafayette and Jesus just want to go sparkly belt shopping with her. Most likely he will be kicked out before initiation and sent to live with his sister. She’s the only one who can stand him. Bella likes to bake him cookies.

Newton on a mission to reinstate panty raids

Fraternity- The house known as  DUL (Delta Upsilon Lambda ) boasts (really?) Mike Newton as President, Eggs as Social Chair and Eric Yorkie as house decorator. House decorator, that’s uh, a new one. Tyler likes to pick up the ladies in his rockin’ van. Head of Campus Security, Charlie keeps a  close watch on this one due to their abnormal activity of having 40’s (the malt beverage, to Yorkie’s dismay) parties on the front lawn, which has more than it’s fair share of couches. Also surprisingly, he hangs outside of Edward’s EMO house cleaning his shotgun, instead of watching out for the coeds at the party house of KOK. Priorities, Chief, priorites. Just cause, Bella only likes to hang out at EMO and DUL, doesn’t mean you don’t have a job to do!

Row Gods: Eric Northman, Alcide Herveaux, Edward Cullen, Jasper Hale (He brings the good vibrations to every gathering! Also 100 Monkeys, but not everybody’s perfect)… oh Hale, aren’t they alll row gods?
Row goddesses: EC and SWD, because it’s our blog, dammit.
Interfraternity Council (IFC) President: Carlisle “can’t we all just get along” Cullen
And of course, Panhellenic President: Jessica Stanley (Of course, she is)

So there you have it. By no means do these houses use white togas in their initiation rituals. They do a full outright ritual sacrifice, with stonehenge rocks, lamb blood and virgins. White’s just too hard to clean… besides, initiaiton is always after labor day.

Oopsie. I guess that left a mark.

Love in the Lyre and stealing KOK’s composite,
the Staceys
**Trivial fact, each series has a Sam: Merlotte, Clearwater, and Winchester. *

I can’t help it…

Posted in Outlander series, Talk Supe Book Club with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by talksupe
posted by west coast stacey/ swd

like a beacon ... Step into the light Carol Anne...

OK, this isn’t really Supe related (well it does involve time travel.. and that’s kind of supe-y) but I’m too depressed. I need to blog about it.  About 2 weeks ago, I read a tweet mentioning the series “Outlander”. Being as I had just finished some other series and was looking for a new one to start, I decided to check it out. EC was interested too, so we decided we’d read them at the same time, and blog/ discuss them. Maybe a chapter per week or so, since they were long. Invite any blog readers to join us.

*eyes going all kalediscope-y* FYI- Mackenzie

I struggled with the first three chapters, but then, oh then I fell (pun intended). I totally cheated, I couldn’t ration out a chapter a week. This stuff had me reading at a “Twilight” pace. There are even some similarites, I won’t go into by spoiling it. Seriously, I would step on Edward’s head to read more Jaime and it has made me say, “Eric Northman who?” When you have to look at #HotAlex and LTR Rob pics to get your mind off of a fictional literary crush, you know you’re in trouble.

It is now a week and a half later and I finished the book. EC has finished chapter 1. I think I’ll be reading it with her since I’m depressed and I miss these characters like I did with the Twilight ones. Thank goodness this series is twice as long as Twilight, and they don’t “Fade to Sad”.

"I make the Cullen crush a distant memory"

That pic-Some other manip’ers idea of young Jaime. I can’t say that I blame them.

Fading to “Dragonfly in Amber”

WC Stacey/ SWD

EC’s DVD REVIEW: DAYBREAKERS IS NO REALITY BITES

Posted in Daybreakers, Ethan Hawke, Reality Bites, Supernatural, Twilight, Vampires on October 15, 2010 by talksupe

EC’s DVD MOVIE REVIEW:

It Might Have Ethan Hawke, but Daybreakers Is No Reality Bites

Posted by EC Stacey

First a disclaimer, I might be a supernatural movie and show fan but I am also very particular. If you looked at me you would see a preppy girl that likes pink, sassy music and Meg Ryan movies. For this reason, I seem to enjoy the supernatural stuff on the fluffier side. I need romance, happy endings, and vampires who like wearing pastels or plaid shirts. (Don’t you judge me.) When I originally rented the movie Daybreakers, it wasn’t for the vampire angle, honest! It was all about Ethan Hawke. He was my high school crush and I find myself watching many of his movies for this reason. My opinion on the flick, which might be a different viewpoint than many others, was I was disappointed. Why, you might ask? It wasn’t that bit of 90’s cinema greatness that was Reality Bites.

This was ultimately an unrealistic viewpoint that I held while watching the film. Of course, it wasn’t the same the movie, those two have NOTHING in common. Unfortunately, I was waiting patiently for it to happen the entire time. Daybreakers, had an interesting premise. Vampires had taken over the world and exhausted the food supply. That’s right kiddies, the human population was going extinct. See…pretty interesting. I should have been into it, I wanted to be into it, but…it was dark. I wanted slacker hipsters, a 90’s alternative soundtrack, shopping at a gas station’s store and most importantly Janeane Garofalo.

I sat through the movie envisioning a whole different type of film. One where Reality Bites becomes a vampire flick. Now this could be awesome or the worst idea in the history of cinema. Probably the latter, but still fun to think about. You have your slacker vampire Troy, a dirty Edward Cullen, falling in love with the human Winona Ryder’s Lelaina. (Imagine a cool Bella, you know, with aspirations) Troy has to save Lelaina from the evil machinations of Ben Stiller’s Michael Grates. You see, he is still an MTV type television ex, who wants to create a Real World vampire/human reality show, but his end game is to turn Lelaina. Throw in some comedy stylings from Garofalo and Steve Zahn. Musical interludes from Lisa Loeb and Evan Dando from the Lemonheads and we have ourselves a questionable movie that might be slightly better than Grease 2. But now that I mentioned Evan Dando I must admit, I sure do miss the 90’s music scene.

You are probably saying to yourself, “EC…what have you been drinking?” Well, seltzer with a dash of extremely tired. Daybreakers was probably a good flick, except extremely violent. Ethan Hawke is not quite the same guy that I had posters of when I was a junior in high school, but still a good actor. I am disappointed to see he still chain smokes in all his movies, it must be in his contract. Overall, checkout Daybreakers if you want a new take on the vampire genre. Do, however, make sure you aren’t sleepy to the point of delusion. I’m off to my basement to dig out my VHS of Reality Bites. I am in the mood for some slacker goodness.

Kiddie Meals… Supes for our Teacups

Posted in Children's Programming?, Favorites, Supernatural, Vampires with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2010 by talksupe
posted by west coast stacey/ swd

Two worlds I thought wouldn’t collide. Sexy vampires and children’s programming. But that is just what has been going on. Recently, Jackson Rathbone crooned a Birthday Wish to Dora the Explorer. Vampy drawl’ing Jasper on Dora… whaa?

EC: Which my kid went crazy for…well at least about Dora. Her birthday is a HUGE deal. Then I went crazy seeing my pretend little brother singing to a cartoon character. I mean I’ve done that before when watching Yo Gabba Gabba, when little Elijah Wood did his ‘dancy dance’, my inner fangirl came out and I jumped up screaming for that silly hobbit.

The makers of cartoons totally threw us mom’s a bone when Seasame Street gave us “True Mud”

EC: Darn it! I missed it! My kid “too big” for the Street! Ugh. That was pure greatness…did you SEE the little Sam with his teeny tiny Sam Shirt? I DIED! A muppet Layfette, too! I would love to see a sparkly Edward muppet, too.

Now HERE's where a Sparkly vampire belongs

Ohh…Sesame street Twilight spoof! Brillliant! That is the brillance of Sesame Street. Sure they won’t let Katy Perry flash her boobs at the preschool set. (Umm…Katy what exactly WERE you thinking with that outfit choice?) But, they will spoof True Blood and Mad Men. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgvKCfZqxrQ Is it bad that I wanted a muppet Don Draper to seduce the letter ‘A’?

WC: Maybe the letter Q… ’cause it has a nice tail.

EC: That’s a good one! I also want to see a Joan Muppet. Joan is cool.

WC: The Joan juggs ‘un grouch’ Oscar and turn Bert and Ernie straight.

EC: No doubt. I’ve heard they have magical powers

EC: I think we can help other actors in Supe shows and movies get connected with the kiddos early. Need to start the youth early with this genre. In an appropriate way. If not…it’s going to be a whole lot of iCarly and Ashley’s Jonas Brother. For instance… Rob Pattinson. Let’s just take out Elijah Wood of the Yo Gabba Gabba ‘dancey dance’, and insert Rob. The awkward brillance of this would both be a turn on and just plain hilarious!

There's a party in my...tummy?

WC/SWD: Oh Stace, Rob singing, “They’re’s a Party in My Tummy…” with Taylor Lautner and Boo Boo Stewart singing the carrots part of, “yummy so yummy”

Bill Nye and Ian teach kids, and moms, about chemistry... and Biology

Only Prada shoes in this neighborhood, Fred

EC: I can see Ian Somerhalder doing a environmental science show for the kids. Have you read his tweets? He brings up so many interesting environment issues to light that I am one part inspired and another slightly cranky part wants to throw my plastic water bottle at his head for making me feel guilty. (yes. I know he’s right)

Anyway, how about Ian and Bill Nye, the science guy do a show on the Planet Green channel that combines saving the environment and doing science experiments. They’ll be like the funny odd couple! I would definitely watch that show and I’m not good with scientific things as shown by my high school Chemistry grades. (not good, my friends, not good)

WC/SWD: Or Pam Ravensroft, aka Kristin Von Beaverhausen (I just always think of her name as Karen’s alias on “Will and Grace”, “Anastasia Beaverhausen”) going on Mr. Rogers. You know, becuase Pam has great shoes. She could offer some shoe tips for good ol’ sweater totin’ Rogers.

EC: I see Kellen and his abs on Veggie Tales. I wouldn’t watch it though. Those freaky little vegtables look at me with those gigantic eyes and judge me. True, they are a cartoon, but they judge. They really do.

Watch your hands pea pod, he’s a man of the Word
WC/ Swd: Yes! Those judging Veggie Tale eyes are like freakazoid minions of satan, kind of like those annoying “Love is…” kids, but in uber preach-y Veggie form.

Run from these lobotomized kids before they become...