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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bite Bits: Gabrielle Faust, Tanya Huff, Anne Rice & ... Kyle Schmid?

Gabrielle Faust (who can also be found on Twitter by the same name, re: Gabrielle Faust ), author of the Eternal Vigilance book series, is in the process of adapting a script, with acclaimed indie director Anthony Brownrigg, for the first novel in EV series. And a petition has been started to collect signatures to "show...enthusiasm for this creative project and prove to possible movie studio executives that there is a demand for this film to be made". Here is a link to the petition: Help Make Eternal Vigilance into a movie

The goal is to collect 500,000 siggy's by the end of 2010. And I for one, am in hope that they will be able to achieve this goal (hence why I've decided to dedicate a blog post about it).

As an avid, die hard vampire fan(g) girl, I would be lying (to myself and you) if I said that I didn't want to see more vamp fare out there.

I most certainly would. 

But that doesn't mean that just for the sake of making vampire film (or Tv series), it should be: come what may, or anything goes, be it good or bad!

Not at all!

But when something merits being explored, when it has the "chops" (pardon the pun), to potentially become something great (or even greater than it is), then one can only hope it be given the chance to do so.

I mean, when you think of it, there have been some (books-to-film) which have been given the chance to become more than what they are, but have left some of us, (of the more logic mind in my opinion), thinking; "Really? ... but it wasn't all that good!" ( insert obvious Twilight reference here)...

And just in case there is wonder as to what makes me qualified to critique what merits a good or bad piece of literature or film - well I cut my teeth on Dracula and Anne Rice novels at the early age of 12 and 13. Not to mention, at an even earlier age (6? 7?) on some classic films of varying genres, from Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles to silent films, musicals and foreign language...

But I digress!

Faust's EV series continuously garners positive critical appeal, some of which can be read here: 

So it's with a love for things that go "bite in the night" that I'm hoping and supporting that this book-to-film, gets to see the light of ... a studio set!

And yes, Gabrielle just happens to be a "HUGE" fan of actor Kyle Schmid (the embodiment of vampire Henry Fitzroy from tv's Blood Ties)... But that's beside the point!


And speaking of Blood Ties, Tanya Huff, author of the Blood Books, on which Blood Ties is/was based, and from where we got our beloved vampire Henry Fitzroy (as played by Kyle Schmid ) is now on Twitter! Re: 


And speaking of authors, the (former?) vampire queen B herself, Mrs. Anne Rice, has, for want of a better term, "taken notice" of actor Kyle Schmid (it all comes back to him in this blogpost doesn't it? LoL!).

Albeit it was mainly to comment on the visually aesthetic appeal of the young actor - as fans posted photos in response to her (Rice's) FaceBook post that day regarding, one Matt Bomer of the tv show White Collar . 

Rice (referring to Bomer) said (and I quote): "I just love Matt Bomer. It's so difficult to determine what makes beauty; poise, voice, demeanor, all this is part of the mystery along with killer blue eyes and gorgeous dark hair, and gorgeous facial bone structure."

To which a fan of hers (and Kyle's I presume) replied: "Hi Anne, that description of Mr. Bomer (re: beauty; poise, voice, demeanor, ... killer blue eyes and gorgeous dark hair, and gorgeous facial bone structure) is also closely reminiscent of another actor (albeit younger than the aforementioned). This is actor Kyle Schmid!"

The pic posted by said fan must have caught the authors eye, for she then took the time to comment on it. You can see her comment here on her FaceBook page!

So who knows, reliable sources tell me (i.e. someone who had emailed her and received a response) that although she had "never heard of Blood Ties", she will "check it out when she can."
So in this world of "never knows", we may just yet hear her comment on more than his "aesthetic appeal", but his damn fine acting chops as well! ;o)


And as I'm on the Kyle Schmid trend in this post, I might as well go full circle and add a fan made youtube video here, wherein, Kyle as his character vampire Henry Fitzroy, stars.

This vid (in my opinion) brings to mind a line of dialogue from the Blood Ties epi 5:55, where Henry says to Vicki: "I don't need to make a sexual advance... I am ONE!"

Well, you be the judge! 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy V-day! Here are some Vampires for Valentines Vids.

So I scoured the web (youtube) to find a plethora of certain Vampire related vids for Valentines.
Here are a few (several) featuring my top three Vamps du Jour ( or more specifically du Nuit!) : Henry Fitzroy (Kyle Schmid), Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder). Enjoy the double V-day (Vampires and Valentines) Love!

**Note: the order is from bottom up (i.e. last is 1st)**

And of course finishing with the Honarable H himself, Henry Fitzroy:

And of course as they say, when it's nice, do it twice, so here's another Vampire for your Valentines more Honorable Henry:

Oh well what, the hell! When it's this nice, you do it thrice! More Vampire for Valentines, means more naughty, haughty Henry (as portrayed perfectly by Kyle Schmid ) :

Followed by... the E-man, Eric Northman (and the True Blood crew):

Starting with... the D-man, Damon Salvatore:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sympathy for the D-Man: Damon Salvatore

**Caution, may contain spoilers if you’ve not seen the episodes yet! **

If you tuned in to these episodes of the last two weeks of the Vampire Diaries: Children of the Damned and Fool Me Once (Thurs. Feb. 5th and Thurs. Feb. 11th) respectively, then like most (if not all) of us who diligently and dedicatedly watch each week, you would probably have been at the edge of your seat (or close to tears after last night), with all that was going on therein, especially as it relates to Damon. 

In short we could have called these two episodes: The Damon Diaries!

In Children of the Damned, we were taken back, waaay back to a time of corsets and waistcoats (1864). And we were made privy to "from whence he came", that is to say: The innocence of Damon Salvatore, before he went all "Grr Argh" vampire. 

That episode of TVD (as it is often referred to on Twitter ) was a roller coaster ride of revelations from beginning to end (and yet had still left us with cliffhangers) including: more as to why Anna (Jeremy's "cute stalker chick") wants to find the grimoire almost as badly as Damon does, and why Damon told Stefan (back in the pilot episode): "I promised you an eternity of misery, so I'm just keeping my word."

The Damon of "Then" (1864) was devoted and in love with Katerine, even after knowing that she was a vampire. He was so in love that he was willing to have himself turned to be able to stay with her.

Unlike Stefan, Damon was very perceptive of their father Giuseppe Salvatore and protective of Katherine, and he knew that Giuseppe would not understand nor accept the fact of Katherine's true nature, even if they'd all come to love her.

Hence Damon beseeches Stefan, no matter what, not to disclose anything to their father Giuseppe. But as Stefan reveals, he had "put my fate in my father and Damon put his fate in me and I destroyed that."

And so leads to the first act of betrayal on Damon by Stefan.

Then of course in the same epi. (Children of the Damned), we saw the further betrayal of Damon by the “lovely” Elena. After she (albeit afterwards regrettably) told Damon that she was “telling the truth” about Stefan’s loyalty in helping Damon release Katherine. 

The look of hurt that Damon gives Elena on her betrayal could not be hidden. I tell ya, if looks could kill

Well as if that wasn’t enough, switch to last nights (Thurs. Feb. 11th) episode: Fool Me Once. Just when you thought that Damon would have his “happy ending”, lo and behold we find out that Katherine, the love (and death) of his immortal life – WAS NEVER IN THE TOMB! 

And furthermore that she has been alive, undead and well all this time, never once coming to seek out, “the love struck idiot” (as Anna called him) that is Damon.

Thus by the end of the episode, Damon is left betrayed and bereft. And you wonder why he has trust issues?

It is with regard to all these harrowing happenings over those two episodes, why I can’t help but feel sympathy for Damon. 

Yes, true I am already a fan of the D-man – reason being from the beginning that I was a sucker for this bad boy – but now added to that, is also the fact that beneath his "cocky much" exterior, we see there is much more to Damon as he is now, in the present day and moreover WHY he came to be the way he is, i.e. “acting” the bastard.

Stefan may be considered by some the better brother to like, but Damon is by far the rebel with a cause, that cause being - “Love”! 

Happy ValentinesVampire Diaries, Dearies!
**Note: The Vampire Diaries will be on haitus, returning March 25th!**

Friday, February 5, 2010

Love Cures Cancer (or a former Vampires Valentine request)

So this post is mainly in promo of a cause near and dear to the heart of one human who used to play a vampire (and with any hope and luck will one day play a vampire again :o).  

Kyle Schmid ( the embodiment of vampire Henry Fitzoy) and one of the founders of  the Love Cures Cancer charity made this announcement, earlier this week via his official FaceBook page :

Kyle Schmid

Kyle Schmid Ladies and gentlemen the countdown is on. One week until Love Cures Cancer 2. The second annual party to raise money for the Los Angeles Children's Hospital. Please do your best to make a donation or spread the word! February 10th it kicks off at Voyeur in Hollywood!

  More info can be found on the LCC site: Love Cures Cancer.
And here is Kyle's PSA from last year: