Friday Fandom: True Blood Season 3

Episode 3 of Season 3 just aired on the Showcase cable channel in Australia. Please avoid spoilers for episodes we haven’t seen yet.

Brought to you by Alan Swist’s True-Blood paper doll collection! Print them out and dress them up!

There’s something just so perfectly kitsch and trashy about this idea – especially his suggestion that folks should get out the glue gun and add their own bling and bedazzling to his pieces.

a template for a paper doll of True Blood character Russell Edgington (King of Mississippi)


image of actor Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello plays Alcide Herveaux

Boo-hoo – he hasn’t done one for Alcide yet. Can I just say: fantastic casting!

I’m enjoying the high level of snark in the various one-liners offered by different characters so far this series. This reminds me much more of the tartness of the books. Pam, of course, rules.

Also, James Frain being nasty, very nasty indeed. Most enjoyable.

What’s your favourite parts so far?

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3 replies

  1. Ooh thanks for the shout out. I must be careful in this conversation as we have skipped ahead with the Americans and are one episode away from the end of the season. I am a born failure when it comes to spoiler slip-ups.
    Reading the episode descriptions again for 1-3 of season 3 I think it is fair to say that the Australians haven’t yet seen the episodes that inspired all the talk on the feminist blogosphere about violence against women in True Blood. That is if you can discount the general vampy violence of the entire show.
    Also, thanks for introducing me to the paper doll collection – how perfectly cute.

  2. Having read the books, I’ve got some idea of where this series’ violence is headed, although I don’t know what twists Alan Ball is going to put in there. It could be difficult to tease out what might be specifically misogynistic in a genre based on violent and predatory supernaturals, although of course most fiction genres that centre on violence are at least as misogynistic as the rest of our society.
    One thing I do find interesting in the vampire’s own society is that there is no sexist power structure – the oldest vampires are the most powerful, end of story. That’s got its own problems, of course.

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