Geek Dump

1. The new Sookie Stackhouse book came out a few weeks ago, ‘Dead and Gone’. I didnt blag about it because it sucked donkey balls. The general consensus is that it reads like someone other than Charlaine Harris wrote it. Someone who hadnt read the first eight books very well… if at all. Im not mad, though, as long as she recovers. One clunker out of nine aint bad at all.

Get it at the library, or wait till paperback if your collection must be complete.

2. Season 2 of ‘True Blood’ starts in eleven days. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! *giddy clapping*

You can try to win Season 1 DVDs or other prizes by playing HBOs stupid online game. Its stupid. It is in no way a ‘game’. But you might win stuff, so why not?

3. Season 2 might involve shape-shifters towards the end. I pray to Baby Jesus ‘True Blood’ shifters look better than ‘Twilight’ “werewolves”.

G’mork was more realistic. Ugh. Twilight CGI: Because we thought the books didnt suck enough on their own.

EDIT: I better watch my mouth. hehehe ‘Show us your tits’ hehehehehe!

EDIT #2: haha

4. The ‘True Blood’ crew is going to be at Comic-Con this year. Along with everyone else cool and geeky on Planet Earth. If, like me, you has no moneys to go too, you can try to win a 4-day pass and air/hotel/blah $$ from FEARnet. w00t!


  1. #1 Romeo Vitelli
    June 2, 2009

    I don’t know if Dead and Gone was all that horrible. If it marks the end of that hideous elf storyline, more power to Charlaine Harris. I’m not so sure I want to see Season Two of the show considering it’s likely to begin with the death of my favourite character but I’m sure I can soldier on. Anything’s got to be better than Twilight.

  2. #2 Immolate
    June 2, 2009

    Love the new xkcd.

    True Blood is my guilty pleasure. I don’t normally watch anything like that on tv, but am hanging out for this!

  3. #3 Evolved Rationalist
    June 2, 2009

    is tat sum /b/tard?

  4. #4 Aseem
    June 3, 2009

    Can hardly wait for True Blood. I watched the whole season 1 over 2 days. Having to wait a week for every next episode from now on is going to suck. They’d better not have killed off Lafayette, else I am going to be very cranky.
    About the Twilight series, anybody else notice how all good characters look good, and the evil ones are obviously obnoxiously ugly? That’s a good moral to teach kids (at whom the series is obviously aimed.)

  5. #5 Ranson
    June 3, 2009

    Read the Sookie book two days after it came out. I liked it, but I tend to like any book I can finish. The main negative was just sort of…nothing happened. I don’t know enough about the elves to care. The shifter stuff should’ve been the focus, given that’s where the ubiquitous mystery came in. I think the continuing characterization of Arlene was spot-on. Overall, it looked like a wrap-up/set-up book. Of course, Harris was likely a bit distracted; given publishing lead times, she was probably writing this during the production and promotion of True Blood.

    On the new season, well, I’ll just say that the portrayal of Lafayette was so much better than in the books. There has been, to my disappointment, a distinct lack of Eric in the series. He’s so much more interesting than Bill, it ceases to be funny.

    On the plus side, I just read a nice “Sookie-verse” short story in the collection My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding. I can highly recommend that sucker; there are a lot of good authors, including my current favorite Jim Butcher.

    Speaking of Butcher, pick up anything by him. The “Dresden Files” series is awesome; the first two are pretty formulaic, but once Butcher hits his stride, those books are action/mystery/urban fantasy/comedy page turners of the highest order. Any fan of Sookie should like them. His “Codex Alera” is the best high fantasy I’ve read in years as well.

    I’d also recommend Kim Harrison’s “Hollows” series (the “Rachel Morgan” books). I’d stick them in quality alongside Harris and Butcher — the themes get a bit repetitive, but they’re well-written, otherwise.

  6. #6 Optimus Primate
    June 3, 2009

    Yeah, I’m about to wet ’em waiting for season two of True Blood to start. But damn, I hope they hired dialect coaches between then and now. The Southern accents are worse than Keanu’s in The Devil’s Advocate.

  7. #7 Ranson
    June 3, 2009

    @ Optimus,

    I did like the touch from the first season that the Cajun accent was learned from a tape.

  8. #8 Sili
    June 3, 2009

    Needs more sparkling.

    Christ – that guy makes Keanu Reeves look like a character actor. (“Runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.”)

  9. #9 FastLane
    June 3, 2009

    New xkcd = win!

    Completely off topic, I’d love to see your thoughts on this (cancer ‘vaccine’):


  10. #10 Fastlane
    June 3, 2009

    Sorry, wrong link above. Here’s the story:

  11. #11 Prometheus
    June 3, 2009

    “The ‘True Blood’ crew is going to be at Comic-Con this year.”

    Screw that, Christopher Moore is going to be there.

    I have too many irons in the fire but I would love to get my copies of “The Stupidest Angel” and “Island of the Sequined Love Nun” signed.

  12. #12 Brian X
    June 4, 2009

    Evolved Rationalist:

    Abbie is an admitted /b/tard. It’s part of why she’s such a good read about skepticism.

  13. #13 Prometheus
    June 4, 2009

    4chan? Really? Oh lawdy!I had her pegged for an SA Goon. How can you be a b/tard with an intact gag reflex.

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