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July Housekeeping Edward Cullen Style…

Posted in Camelot, Discovery of Witches, Dr. Who, Fake Celebrity Stuff, Fake Emails, Fake Interviews, Fake Tweets, Message From Team Seth, Recaps, Talk Supe Book Club, True Blood, Twilight, Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2011 by talksupe
posted be EC Stacey

Why can't people keep things organized! I am going to stick on my pouty face.

 
I know that we said we are on a break, but… I just need to give you some teasers from the next couple of weeks! Just can’t help myself!
 
First…Team Seth gives us some glimpses into the land of Dr.Who. (She’s the expert!)
 
 
 
 

Maybe Team Seth can help me determing the origin of this stone? Or at least help me figure out what's going to happen next season!

 
 
Thanks a bunch Starz’s, now WC Stacey is going to cry! (But you are bringing me Torchwood, so at least we’re good.)
 
 

Only one season! Now people will only remember me for my black robes, flamboyant scarves and trying to kill off Bella!

 
 
 
We really…I PROMISE discuss this book!
 

Did you know...the author retweeted WC Stacey?

 
 
Breaking Dawn madness is upon us…feathers and sippy cups…
 

B: Can I have some more eggs? E: I see how it is, wife! As soon as you put a ring on it, I become your slave! I don't see shackles on the stove and I don't see you running out to the meadow and draining a deer for me! Some respect would be nice!

Celebrity Email Theater!
 

Miss us yet, ladies? Or our party planning prowess? Ain't no party, like a Mystic Falls party

 
Ohh…and most importantly True Blood Recaps!
 

Well ladies...I am back. Do you find my odd, extremely low, mesh tank top fetching?

 
We miss you all and will be back soon! Follow us on twitter @talksupe 
 
 
 
 
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Embracing the Guilty Pleasure…Another Vampire Diaries Convert

Posted in Letters to Twilight, True Blood, Twilight, Vampire Diaries, Vampires with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by talksupe

Hey pretty lady! We can rock historical costumes like that Jasper can. Who's the real confederate now?

 

What’s Happens When You Leave Forks? Head Right Over to Mystic Falls!

EC: We love talking to you all about our favorite shows, books and movies! We REALLY love when you send us posts about them! One of our favorite people, Team Jacob Edward writes to tell us about her new found enjoyment of our friends from Mystic Falls! (Just wait until she watches, Season 2! Actually, she needs to catch up now! We need her to watch Season 3 in real time with us!)

Dear Talk Supe…. do you guys do entries in letter form?  Or is that weird?  Oh well, I’m going with it.
 
I finally lost my VD/VampDi/Vampire Diaries/Whatever virginity last week.
 
Per the prompting of many, but mostly from the enthusiasm from EC Stacey, I purchased the first season of Vampire Diaries some time ago.  I almost immediately watched about ½ the first episode, but I wasn’t sucked (ha) into it immediately and that was it for awhile, as it then sat collecting dust—until late last week that is.

Silly girl! This guy can never collect dust!

 
My husband went on a hunting trip (you know, the non-vampire kind of hunting) and I wasn’t in the reading or writing mood that first night he was gone.  The kids were in bed, and I decided that meant I should watch something that my husband would surely not ever want to watch with me.  Immediately I thought of watching the A&E version of Pride & Prejudice or running the gamut of the three Twilight movies.  But then I remembered the Vampire Diaries DVDs of the first season that I’d purchased and decided to at least get my money’s worth by watching the dang thing.
 
I can’t tell you the exact moment I was hooked, but what I can tell you is that for the entirety of those days, I got WAY too little sleep, my kids received too little interaction with their mother (they did a lot of playing outside (thank goodness it was nice out)… and were allowed to watch an extra movie or two… bad mom) and I was actually glad I am not working at the present moment because it meant more VD watching opportunities.  (Shame.  Oh, the shame.)
 

Distracting mommies since 2009

I still can’t say that I love VD more than Twilight.  Twilight, I think will always be in its own special place that nothing else will ever really touch.  But VD definitely contained some of the same crack that Twilight has, as I kept watching “just one more” episode until they were gone.
 
The thing that makes this important is:  I AM NOT A VAMPIRE PERSON!
 
I hear your disbelief, because (despite my love-split name) I love Twilight and Edward and, well, Edward is a vampire.  Yes, yes, I know that’s true but really I’m not a vampire person.  When I was told by a friend that I just HAVE to read Twilight, as soon as I heard it was a love story between a human girl and a vampire, my nose crinkled and I stopped listening.  If it weren’t for feeling obligated to at least give the story a shot since that friend had loaned the book to me by practically shoving it into my arms insisting I read the thing, I would have missed out on my favorite (albeit, irrationally favorite) story.

Do you really still love me more? I might be...BOTHERED!

 

You stole my line...BOTHERED!

 
So, after I devoured the Twilight series, I tried to put aside my prejudice and be more open about other books involving vampires.  I read the Almost Human series that had been described as “an adult Twilight.”  To my credit, I read the entire Trilogy.  It was okay, I’d recommend it to someone who’s into vampire books, but I found myself cheering for the girl to end up with the human guy over the vampire guy.
 
Not giving up, I borrowed Interview with a Vampire, by Anne Rice.  I think that was probably two years ago now…. I still haven’t been able to find it in me to read past the first page, it’s still on my bookshelf, and I’ve actually forgotten who I’ve borrowed it from.
 
Then, I broke down and watched the first season of True Blood after many recommendations to watch it.  I liked it.  It was okay.  But again, I found myself disappointed as I was unable to “fall” for Bill, the vampire that Sookie found so irresistible.  Again, it was okay, but the vampires were altogether too creepy to me to be desirable.  That being said, I did like it enough that I wouldn’t be opposed to watching the next season. (So, kind of progress, right?)

Oh Sookie! Why do they not love me as much as Edward, Stefan and mostly Damon?

 
I’ve read other books with vampires in them too, like the Mortal Instruments series.  Which although it’s about Nephellim, it has vampires in it.  The vampires in the Mortal Instruments books just mostly weirded me out.  (Though, the book that just came out did warm me up to one a bit.  So a bit more progress, maybe?)
 
I also read A Discovery of Witches (recommended by none other than EC Stacey, herself).  Again, I liked it.  Actually, I liked it a LOT.  And I was ticked off where the book ended, knowing that I’m going to have to wait an entire YEAR until the next one comes out. But the reason I liked the book so much, was not because of the vampire guy in it.  It was because of the main character, her powers and her discovery of her powers in the 2nd half of the book.  I was enchanted by all the things that witches in general could do.  But the main vampire guy/love interest, Matthew?  Eh, he was okay.   I liked him well enough and all.  Actually better than any of the other vampires in the other failed attempts I’d had, but I still didn’t feel that draw to him.  (Again, progress, but not quite there.)

Hey Luca…Forks needs some witches! Wait a minute, they have Rosalie! Actually, she’s a ‘B’ word that rhymes with witch.

Oh no, you didn't!

 

So I was shocked when I realized that I was a little obsessed with the Vampire Diaries.  Let’s just say this up front, I still don’t feel about Stefan or Damon the way I feel about Edward, but I do like them a lot (breakthrough!).  And I’m ALL for (haha, I almost wrote Katherine) Elena becoming a vampire (like I was for Bella in Twilight = another breakthrough!). I’m actually rooting for it. (Woah!)  And I’m so full of questions and I have so many things I could discuss; like Bonnie and the huge chip on her shoulder she acquired after she came back from the funeral or Caroline making all us blondes seem shallow and airheaded (I may have dark hair at the moment, but I am a natural blonde) or WHEN DID I START ROUTING FOR DAMON INSTEAD OF AGAINST HIM?????  How the HELL did that happen?!?!  Maybe I’ll write about that some time… there are so many things I could say about Damon and Stefan… and Damon.  🙂

Look into our eyes...you want to be our biggest fan. Oh...and buy EC Stacey that purple dress. (EC: Just kidding! But, no I really do want that dress!)

 
But, after many failed attempts with finding love for non-Twilight vampires, I find myself kind of there again.  (And it feels great!)  Now I’m just impatiently waiting for season 2 to come out on DVD, to catch up to the rest of you and then be rationed out episodes on a weekly basis too.  (It’s better that way for me… String along the hits so I don’t OD on the VD crack).  What I don’t understand is; what is it about this TV series captured my interest about vampires when so many other shows and books failed?  I have some thoughts, and I think I know what my husband would say, but I’d like to hear your theories.

But Breaking Dawn is coming! Darn television and it's multiple seasons!

But our season starts in September! People have to wait for November for you!

 
Longwindedly Befuddled,
TeamJacobEdward/TJE

A big thank you, to Team Jacob Edward! We can’t wait for her to write more for us! Let her know in the comments what a great letter she wrote and YOUR feeling about Vampire Diaries and Twilight. Oh and to make things even more interesting for your DVR’s…

True Blood starts in June!

TS Housekeeping…Edward Cullen Style

Posted in About Us, Being Human, Discovery of Witches, Fake Celebrity Stuff, Fake Emails, Fake Interviews, Fake Tweets, Favorites, Ghosts, Outlander series, Pattinson Ponderings, Recaps, Talk Supe Book Club, Twilight, Uncategorized, Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by talksupe
Goodness gracious, can Isabella ever clean her room?!?

posted by ECS

Well kids, Talk Supe has some important announcements. Okay maybe not IMPORTANT, like saving dolphins or building houses in Africa important. Just some FYI, for ya’ all. Like to keep nice and neat in these parts like Edward Cullen likes his Volvo.

Just look at him eat. Ugh. The mess! I swear if Newton doesn’t close his mouth when he eats…

 First things first…Talk Supe Book Club! 

Get to your local library, bookstore or however you load up the Kindle and start reading this book!  We will be discussing it and enjoying the Yoga stylings of Matthew. (He is somewhat Edward Cullen like. He like to umm…sniff too. Which is kind of creepy, but it supposed to be scary. Soo…) If you like Twilight, you’ll like this one. (Hopefully) It is also not YA, so it for the big girls and boys.

You might be wondering why we aren’t reading the next Outlander yet. Never fear! One of us (EC), still needs to head to the library to pick it up. But, for our Outlander friends, there are visits to SCOTLAND in DoW! Also, a terrific character called Hamish. (Who I imagine should be played by Alan Cummings, when they make the movie. Which you know they will!)

So let’s start reading!

Do you miss me, ladies?

No Vampire Diaries until April! (Darn you American Idol!)

I blame you for this JLO and Stephen Tyler…not to mention Ryan Seacrest. I REALLY blame Seacrest! Sniff, sniff… But until then we are going to attempt to talk more about this…

The originals are back and better than ever!

Being Human…The British Edition and a little of this…

The Yankee Doodle version

Of course, more adventures (completely made up nonsense) about our imaginary buddy…

My hoodie and I know how to throw a kicking party!

That’s right…

More Celebrity Email/Texting/Twitter/Pictorals Theater!

You know you love them.  

So here is your super duper update. Of course, we always have more surprises to come! So pickup Discovery of Witches and get ready to chat!

You're still Team Edward! Admit it! I'm charming, romantic, respectful...maybe a tiny bit intense, but...I will clean your house, just to stay number 1!

We love comments! Follow us on Twitter @talksupe. You know you want to!  

 

Vampire Diaries recap: Daddy Issues…

Posted in Recaps, Uncategorized, Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2011 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (West Coast Stacey/ SWD) and East Coast Stacey

…or the one where Damon gets really clean.
****Spoilers!!****

This manwich is gonna rumble

Tyler and Caroline. They kiss, they fight, he does nothing when she’s in trouble. Sounds like a typical teen romance, but with more bloodshed. I hate Tyler. Please get rid of him. Caroline, eat him, please. I loved when she “put the dog out”, finally! She had a rough episode and her gal pals came over to hug it out with a sleepover. As usual Caroline had cute outfits.

EC: Ahh…Pissy the little werewolf. I am over this wolf thing. What happened to the actual ‘big bad’ of the season, Klaus?

Even Northie goes to low

Steffy, you don't work at Hooters. Enough with the clevage.

Stefan’s Hoodie: I realized something, it’s not the hoodies, it’s that he is wearing improper under hoodie garments. He needs a crewneck. These super low v- necks are what’s throwing us off. Eric Northman wears the super low v’s too and even he looks a little douchey in them. No uber-low U or V or any letter necks, please.

EC: Ugh. I am not impressed with the boy v-necks. They need to head to the GAP and purchase some nice crewnecks. Oh and maybe, a nice sweater vest! No, wait…this isn’t GLEE and Mr. Shue.

Don't let this happen to you, Steffy. But the "V" in this picture is juuust right.

Crew please, stick with crewnecks. Or look at your emo vamp buddy, Rob . He does wear the v necks, but they aren’t low. They’re nice. Can’t you have him pick you up a 3-pack from Marks and Spencers? Sometimes it appears as if there is no shirt underneath. That’s just wrong. It reminds of when I get out of the shower, need to run down stairs to grab something out of the dryer, reach for my robe, but see that there’s a sleeping dog on it, opt for the hoodie on the floor instead. Not a fashionista look. You know who does hoodies well? Jasper Hale in the Cullen Fight Club scenes. Watch that film, Stefan. Even Whiny (Jeremy) does hoodies properly… he layers them. Tee. Check. Hoodie. Check. Flannel. check. Jacket. Check. Whiny is almost always a wardrobe WIN. However, along with Stefan, they do mess with Matt too. He was in an acid washed Edward-Cullen-in-Eclipse jean jacket! For shame, costumers, you’re on the list.

Jules, be Calgon and TAKE HIM AWAY

Jules and her wolf pack: So she wants to take Tyler away. DoitDoitDoit,Jules, please! NO ONE will mind. Anyway, Jules, we know she’s evil but dayumn!!!!! She has good taste in doggies!!! What was his name? I forgot. I guess it doesn’t matter because he’s attractive, and a wolf, so I’m sure he’ll get killed off pretty soon. C’mon Williamson, can’t you leave us with some continuous wolf candy? We see that he’s evil too, after Jules vervain-maced Caroline. He goes Black Jack Randall on Caroline and I feel badly about that but he’s still pretty.

EC: He is attractive, but no Mason. Mason, dear Mason had so much potential. For instance, romantic rival for Jenna’s affections. Alaric needs some conflict. (I do have a theory that Elijah might be used for that! SWD: Oh, that’s good!) I also have a to admit that I like evil Jules. Like I like evil Katherine. I, however, I didn’t like her when she was going to marry Lucas on One Tree Hill. Why is it that my tastes in movies and shows are that of a sixteen year old girl? I need to watch some Southland pronto! (Seriously, it is fabulous!) SWD: I just started Spartacus. It’s for adults, makes True Blood look mild.

New wolf mug, er muzzle shot

The Salvatores save the day: Stefan restrains Tyler and Damon wants to kill him. Again, see above DoitDoitDoit. There’s a vamp-wolf-Sharks-Jets rumble in the woods and (gasp) Stefan’s (now fully zipped, YAY!) hoodie gets staked. It lives. Briefly. But gives way to Stefans very nice closing scene outfit! Costumers are redeemed! For now.

EC: That scene was violent. Damon and the heart. Eww and gross. Also, another reminder of our old friend, Mason. *sniff, sniff*

John questions and observations: I forgot (and I didn’t see the last half of season 1), whose John? Elena’s daddy? Is John Whinys dad too? Why does Damon hate John? Does John have powers? John’s a close-talker. John is creepy. Jenna gave us some John lineage like: sister’s husband’s brother’s best friend’s dead wife’s… Sister wife uncle daddy brother. That’s some Big Love right there.

EC: John is Elena’s daddy, but also was her umm…uncle. Definitely, he’s 100 percent Whiny’s uncle, not daddy. Jenna’s brother-in-law and ex boyfriend or ‘sleep’ friend. It’s confusing. Big question here…can he be trusted? Note his interaction with Katherine. Dun, dun, dun!

Damon’s Bathing Habits: Gratuitous Damon shower in the opening credits. We’ll bite. Jenna introduces Damon to her “friend”… A Tranny. (EC: That’s not nice. It’s just her overuse of makeup. Hopefully. SWD: Or her Adam’s Apple. Maybe I’m just jealous of her ending scene. #BloodyDamonBubbles ) However, Damon takes revenge during his bathtub confessional.

EC: All that was is gratutious shots of Somerhalder. He should be offended for the environment! Nah…I was just pretending to be offended for him. Because I am nice like that. BTW…Williamson, you sure know how to get your ratings!

What, dear friends will happen next week? Hopefully, a shopping trip for some new Stefan shirts! (We can only hope!)

It’s a Beautiful Day in… Stefan’s Closet

Posted in Recaps, Vampire Diaries, Vampires with tags , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2010 by talksupe
posted by West Coast Stacey (WC)/ snowwhitedrifted (SWD)

Vampire Diaries recap: Episode 7 “”Masquerade”

Yeah, yeah, yeah spoliers and stuff.

Young lady have you been drinking. "Um yeah... look at that bar"

WC:  So this episode starts out with the Vampire Summit meeting. Catherine confronts Caroline in the bathroom. “Gotta  meetin’ in the ladies’ room… be back real soon.” Caroline relays Katherine’s “Give me the moonstone at the masquerade party” message back to the other vamps. One glaring aspect that needs to be discussed: Stefan’s wardrobe choice. A black and white checkered lumberjack shirt and a button front cardigan. Oh Ward Cleaver, is that supposed to add an air of authority or irony to “You’re not going to kill her because I am.” How very wonder twins of you Salvatore bros.

Gee StefanWard I'm worried about (killing) the Beaver

EC: I kept hearing the Mr. Rogers theme song when I saw Stefan’s nifty cartigan. I wonder if he likes hanging out with trolley and King Friday. Then Damon comes over and eats all of the puppets in the kingdom. That wouldn’t be a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

WC: Then we get an introduction to a new character: Butchwitch appears in Katherine’s room. She ends up being Katherine’s date to the masquerade party. This is curse breaker witch. She’s going to bust some moonstone.
EC: Whoa…is she’s Kath’s girlfriend. There were some, you know, vibes there. Then again, I was listening to some Ani DiFranco. It makes me feel like I am down with the lesbians.

Katherine's "special date"

WC: Mmmmm, men with weapons. Alaric shows the vamps his array of stake-’ems. Everyone’s in on it except Elena and Aunt Jenna. Oh and Matt, well, he’s part of another plot so he’s kind of in the mix too, although he’s compelled not to know. Alaric will be babysitting Jenna and Elena. Damon is worried people will back out of staking Katherine. Caroline says. “She killed me first, fair’s fair”. Finally, we have some WonderPets type “teamwork”.So we have Damon, Stefan, Caroline, Bonnie, Whiny and Alaric’s weapons and they still can’t easily kill Katherine? Tsk tsk.

Hmmmm, How many vampires DOES it take to screw in a lightbulb? Wait, wrong riddle.

EC:It’s like Cullen Fight Club training, without the super special matching outfits picked by Alice. I want Alice to pick their clothes. At least, lumberjack Stefan’s clothes.
WC: However all of these people going to the party without Elena get her panties in a bunch. Which means she interferes and messes things up. Well, at least when she snuck out to the party, it left Jenna and Rick with,a-hem, some alone time.
EC: Of course, Elena screws the plan up and interferes. It wouldn’t be Elena, if she didn’t. She’s trying to SAVE her friends, which means mess it up and put everyone’s lives in mortal danger. You go, girl!
WC: That’s soooo Bella of her.

WC: Tyler and his mom. I’m uncomfortable. when he gives her his, “I’m sorry for being such a dick…” speech. Ummmm, who has that much eye contact when talking with their mom? He talks to her like she’s one of his mom’s cougar friends-on-the-prowl, not his own mom. Bad casting with these two. I’m pretty sure they’re playing hide the moonstone under the craft services table.

Guy, I know I said the eye contact was uncomfortable, but seriously, that's your mom.

EC: Bwahahaha! Also, Tyler doesn’t apologize. It goes against his pissy personality. Silly Tyler.

WC: More boozing with annoying girls. Tyler is still trying to hook up with that same one .His fake mom isn’t going to like this. Well, uh, after Katherine messes with her spine, Vamp Russell Eddington style, she’s not going to be a problem anymore.

Yeah, Katherine did that!

Whew. But how do you remove a dead body from a crowded dance floor? People notice that stuff. Believe me. I have tried to remove overly drunk friends from dance floors, it’s not easy. Well, this is a party full of uppity white people, dancing. I am thinking a lifeless lump wouldn’t be as noticeable as I first thought.
Well at least the Matt plot works and Tyler finally kills annoying girl number 2. And Matt is fine, that’s good, we need Matt, for additional blond fluff. Kind of like Jason Stackhouse.

Blond fluff, what, me?

EC: Finally, a reason for little bimbos 1 and 2. I was just getting annoyed that they were hanging around each week. Made my finger twitchy to hit the fast forward button. Luckily, that won’t be a problem anymore.

WC: So what’s with this Bonnie and Whiny flirtation? I know I got a little distracted in the beginning of the episode with his new grown up man arms, but he is still the ever present younger brother. Even if he does say, “I’m not a kid anymore Bonnie” and “If I were a witch I do a sex spell”. Now what does that mean? It’s creepy, Whiny, you’ll always be a freshman to us. So Whiny is kind of digging Bonnie, but ButchWitch also seems to have a connection to Bonnie. Turns out they’re related. I think ButchWitch is sad, see the fact that they’re kissin’ cousins really left a black spot on her grimmoire.

Whiny and Bonnie going into that bedroom with a "dadcase" of weapons. That's all kinds of wrong!

EC: Why, Williamson, Why? You have chemistry GOLD with Bonnie and Damon. Ugh. Whiny’s arms were quite impressive…must stop…where’s Alaric?
Another point that I would like to add after mentioning Alaric, when Damon is hanging with the big kids, you know actors his own age (30’s), it makes me happy. When Damon is macking on pretend high schoolers, not so much. New witch, might be a good addition to the big kids group…must ponder this… 

Salvatore "Blues" Brothers

WC:Katherine and the over use of the “you look hot in a suit”. Stefan… Matt… Damon, the caterer, a picture of dead Mayor Lockwood, a small penguin artifact. How could she tell one “dashing’ suit from another? They all matched… like an entire sea of “Blues Brothers” but they wore masks instead of Raybans.
EC: I guess suits make her undead self ‘hot’.

Dashing, so dashing.

WC:Oh look, after vampire fight club, Elena gets hurt since ButchWitch linked Elena and Katherine. Nice ploy. See Elena, if you stayed home, you wouldn’t have messed up the plan. Ugh didn’t she think they were up to something she wasn’t a part of? Not everyone is invited to the popular girl’s sleepover, sweetie… someone needs to stay home and get toilet papered. How convenient that Bonnie can cast a pseudo-morphine spell. Why isn’t she selling that service on the black market? #noEvidence
EC: Once again, Bonnie shows how she is awesome and Elena…well she’s a pretty girl. It’s like Bella and Alice. Alice is awesome and Bella…cute kid. Now Sookie, can be both! Except, she does make unfortunate clothing choices…huh…maybe it’s a wash with these heroines.

WC: So true. Sookie’s flowery print dress are Alice-cringe worthy. 
 
 

It seems here, Bill appreciates Sookie's blossoms, but Alice wouldn't.

I do like the Bon Temps tee. Oh wait, that’s actually Jason’s. Sookie just wears it for half of the season because the costume designer got locked up by the fashion police for putting Eric in “the red shoe diaries”.

Unisex is best, just ask Bella's flannel's. Bill however, misses the blooms.

 

WC: OK, back to vamp dia… Now why don’t they just stake Katherine when the link spell is broken?
EC: Because, she’s awesome.
WC:Oh, and I’m still not clear as to why she wants the stupid moonstone except that this little interaction with the bros Salvatore reveals that she’s been stalking Stefan for a while. She says she followed him to a Bon Jovi concert in 1997.  1997? That’s a time when Stefan shouldn’t be at a Bon Jovi concert. Since, well, it’s Bon Jovi. Oh wait, he’s emo, I can kind of see it now.

Hi Stefan, I see you!

EC: THen shouldn’t he have been at a grunge concert? Like Pearl Jam or Sound Garden? Is Stefan just a dork? Wait a sec…cartigan. Yep, he is.
WC: Damon wouldn’t have been caught dead (or alive) there.  Get it? That dumb joke is 2 fold. So they lock Evil Katherine away and when she gets out all of her new clothes will be out of style.
EC: Good jokes there, lady! But, of course Katherine will be back soon. Who else is going to create carnage around Mystic Falls. Damon sure isn’t. Cute stuff is getting soft. But wait…who’s the dude in the mask?!? He better be attractive and evil, you took Mason away from us. (I still might be a little upset.)

Kissin’ cousins, eh?

So who’s the guy in the mask? What did you all think of Bonnie’s witchy cousin? Let us know. Also, follow us on twitter @talksupe, for updates and random news on your favorite supernatural shows and movies!

 

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

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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. *