In the words of the Northman, “our little zoo is growing”. Rapidly, in fact. And as is the case in any zoo, rules are needed to keep things sane and stop the inmates from throwing shit and making a big mess.
We are happy to entertain any off the wall idea here, about any plotline or character – as long you can make a rational argument to support it, and you’re not mounting a personal attack on others when you do so.
DELIBERATE TROLLING OF THIS SITE WILL RESULT IN YOUR EFFORTS BEING SUMMARILY DELETED, AND YOUR IP ADDRESS BEING MARKED AS SPAM.
With that in mind, if you think you might like to participate we ask that you be mindful of a few little rules.
Admin – sookieverseblog (SVB)
Moderator - VikingLover
1. Blog comments containing a link are held in moderation.
This is a blog. It is not a forum. Is there a difference? Actually, yes there is. On a blog, the author (ie. me) decides on the content – and if I find something interesting I get to write a post about it. On a forum, everyone and anyone can post whatever they like. Please remember there is a difference. We’re getting really, really tired of going all Northman on people who insist on posting off topic links to breaking news in the comments.
Posting a link to an old article or interview is fine if it adds to discussion, but will not completely derail the post.
DO NOT circumvent this by “disguising” links – eg. youtube dot com. If you have a compulsive need to be the first to post news, you are most welcome to do so on the forum. Or else, start your own blog. I will pimp you.
2. Don’t post under multiple user names
Posting comments under multiple user names is not on – don’t bother doing it, because we will know. We are all adults here and we own what we say. There is no reason for this behaviour except to deliberately mislead other posters. Don’t think you’ll fool me; I can see what you’re doing and if you are caught going incognito you will be warned by email. Keep it up, and you’ll find your comments held in moderation – where I’ll probably forget to approve them for weeks. Or maybe forever.
3. Characters are fair game – people are not.
As far as I know, Sookie doesn’t really care what any of us think about her, her love life, or her major life choices. Sookie doesn’t have any feelings that can be hurt, because she is a fictional character. We should be able to say what we like about Sookie or any other character, without causing offence.
Reasoned criticism of Sookie’s (or any other) character does not equate to bashing the author, or bashing Anna Paquin as the case may be. I’ll let you in a little secret: Anna isn’t *really* Sookie…Sookie isn’t even REAL!
Actor and author bashing isn’t acceptable. Character bashing? Go for your life. Get it all off your chest. Chances are, someone here will agree with you.
4. We don’t care about the actor’s personal lives.
You won’t find endless posts about the True Blood cast walking their dogs, or a running commentary on their choice of partner here. And that’s because I don’t care. I have enough of my own personal drama to keep me entertained, without obsessing over theirs.
I love the characters and the story of the both the books and the show – the private lives of those concerned are not something I want to discuss in depth here. I don’t care who the cast are screwing. I don’t care who they are married to. Frankly, the inability to distinguish between reality and fiction in terms of the cast’s romantic attachments is more than a little disturbing.
5. Links to torrents and streams will be deleted.
Don’t post these, and please don’t ask for them either. We can’t help you with downloads on the sly. Sorry.