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The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle Review [spoilers]

Posted in Geek literature, The Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2010 by Geek Tv

The second book picks up where The Awakening‘s huge cliffhanger left off, and further develops Damon’s obsessive attempts to win Elena’s affections and Stefan’s struggle to survive. With Stefan missing, Elena seeks Damon and confronts him in the graveyard. Damon claims he killed Stefan the previous night. Bonnie tries to psychic Stefan’s location and manages to channel him. It takes them a good while to realise what the place might be, when it shouldn’t <.< and they set off to rescue him. They find Stefan in a well, near death. Matt, Bonnie and Meredith insist on getting a Doctor but neither Elena or Stefan agree, claiming he’s afraid of doctors. Bonnie’s sister who’s a nurse is suggested by Elena who manages that way to send her friends away so she can rejuvenate Stefan with her blood. (Oh yeah, that’s a major difference with the TV show. Stefan DOES human blood. It is also implied that sharing blood is part of the vampire intimacy.)

Anyway, there’s the Founder’s Day set in this book and all the mishap and chaos that ensue (very different from the show) and the book ends with another huge cliffhanger: (highlight for spoiler) Elena drowns.
Overall, the series is not the “True Blood” kind of story, instead it has early teen target audience. However, it’s still a good read for fun. Don’t expect it to change your life 😉

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening Review [spoilers]

Posted in Geek literature, The Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2010 by Geek Tv

Something awful is going to happen today.

That’s how the first book of the Vampire Diaries series begins. Elena, the protagonist of this story, has just returned home from her European vacation at the start of a new school year. There’s an impending doom in the book from its very first page but Elena shakes off any dark feelings as she returns to school and resumes her rightful place as the “school Ice queen”.  Ok, first of all book!Elena is a Barbie doll. She’s perfect has everything and every boy she wants with some added tragedy in her life so as not to make her a Mary sue. To be honest being a geeky girl since primary school I couldn’t empathise with her at all.

Anyway, the school has a new student, the mysterious Italian, Stefan who is gorgeous and very well dressed.  And…. he wasn’t impressed by Elena’s presence at all. And that is a first for her so out of spite she just MUST have him at any cost. Elena plots and plans with her friends ways to obtain the dark young man.  In the meantime a number of mysterious attacks occur in Fell’s Church increasing the sense of menace in the story and Stefan avoids Elena like the plague.

In the homecoming dance Stefan invites Elena’s ex-best friend/nemesis Caroline and Elena to spite him starts fooling around and drinking with the school tard/football player Tyler Smallwood and his group of friends, Vicky Bennet and a guy called Dick (who, well, is less a dick than Tyler). Anyway, they run off to the old graveyard for shits and giggles and after some stupid jokes and all Vicky and Dick run off to make out and Tyler ends up trying to rape Elena until Stefan Salvatore saves her and beats Tyler to a pulp. They finally hook up afterwards after Stefan explains why he had been avoiding her: she reminds him of someone he loved and has died. Eventually they do end up together.

The plot builds up from that point, ending the book in a huge cliffhanger that would have led me rip it to pieces and throw it on the wall if I didn’t have the second book at hand. If you give this a shot then make sure that you own all four books before starting the first.

At this point there will be the inevitable comparison to Twitlight (no I refuse to spell it without the extra t). Which is totally off since Twitlight copied TVD, Buffy and other Vampire Romance books.  Girl meets vampire boy and instantly gets the hots for him but he is distant with her,blah blah blah.  The similarities are there but Elena is way more believable a character than Bella will ever be (seriously a very clumsy and unpopular girl who has all the school visit her after an accident? Dude, get real) In fact Elena’s character would probably be a plain Mary sue too hadn’t it been for her vanity and self-centered character. However, despite her petty ways she grows on the reader as the book advances.
There are very little similarities to the hit TV show (and to be honest I liked the show storyline better) but if you like the show do give this a shot. It helps the summer go until season 2 😉

TVD: 1×22 Founders Day recap

Posted in The Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by Geek Tv

First of all. SORRY, SORRY, SORRY for the extremely late recap.

I kept my job although things are getting way frustrating over there. I also slipped on a wet floor today which I had mopped it myself mind you and am all black and blue now 😦 but you probably don’t care 😛

Secondly, the finale was a MUST SEE. Seriously, you shouldn’t just get away with a recap, sit down and watch it. It is one of the best things I’ve watched on TV.

Recap

It’s finally Founder’s Day and everyone is getting ready for the festivities. Damon and Stefan are acting all Alpha Males around Elena’, making Stefan confess to Elena about John Gilbert being her father. Caroline still has to endure the Matt and Tyler drama no matter the fact that Tyler took Matt to the hospital. Bonnie’s still being a bitch (and although you try to redeem yourself later in the episode, I STILL DON’T LIKE YOU ANYMORE). Anna finds out that Jeremy doesn’t want to turn anymore but she leaves him a vial of her blood anyway. Well, way to go girl. This was so responsible 😐

Johnathan Gilbert and Mayor Lockwood are planning to use the town as bait to take out the vampires with the device that Bonnie “forgot” to dispel. (!@#@#$@) Sheriff Forbes is not at all rocking that boat and as Sheriff, declares it a no go. John being the bastard we all know and love hate, naturally knocks her out and handcuffs her to a pole. The plan: John will activate the device, which acts like a dog whistle by sending out a pulse that only vampires can hear in a five mile radius. When the vampires attack during the fireworks display the pulse will go off, rendering the vampires useless and exposed. The cops will then inject the vamps with vervaine before taking them to Dr. Grayson Gilbert’s old medical building where John will “finish them off”. Dude, you could have just called off the fireworks display 😛

Anna informs Damon of the Tomb Vamps plan before getting Jeremy and trying to leave. The mayor orders Tyler to go home and to take Matt and Caroline along. The fireworks start and Damon finds John in the abandoned doctor’s building, but John sets the device on and all the vamps go down, including Damon, Stefan, and Anna. Waaaay before I told my hubby “I wonder if it affects werewolves too” he wasn’t convinced yet about Tyler being a wolfie but I WAS RIGHT HA HA! But it is BOTH Tyler AND Mayor Lockwood that go nuts. Like father like son eh?

Tyler is an unlucky sod as he is driving at the time which results in him crashing the car. While medics check up on Tyler (and we get to see his wolf eyes), Caroline collapses and has to be taken to the ER. Ow.

Meanwhile, John and the cops round up the vamps into the basement of the old clinic, including Anna who was pulled out of Jeremy’s hands, Damon and Mayor Lockwood. Damon witnesses as John Gilbert takes it upon himself to STAKE ANNA before setting the basement on fire! OMGWTFBBQ! Anna is dead :/ While the fire blazes, Mayor Lockwood wakes up and is shocked when he sees Damon. After Damon reveals that he’s a vampire (and asking the Mayor what the hell is HIS excuse for being down there), Mayor Lockwood backs into the waiting arms of a tomb vamp who snaps his neck just for shits and giggles.

Alaric saves Stefan arse and informs him and Elena that Damon is nowhere to be found. Stefan uses his vampyhearing and spots the commotion in the basement, leading him and Elena to the doctor’s office that is guarded by John and cops. When Stefan runs to save his brother, John grabs Elena and tells her if she steps one foot towards the building he will include her in the fire. Elena balks, asking if he would do that to his own daughter! Take that you assbutt! Bonnie comes along at the other entrance into the building and tries to stop Stefan from going in, but he ignores her. Elena tries to go in, too, but Bonnie stops her and begins chanting (BUT I STILL DON’T LIKE YOU BONNIE), which helps Stefan get in, get Damon out, and leave without being hurt but blazes up the fire for the rest of vampires.

Matt and Tyler reconciliate in the hospital, but Sheriff Forbes joins them to spoil the fun. Caroline was suffering from internal bleeding and has to undergo immediate surgery and they don’t know whether she’ll make it. If tyhis wasn’t enough Tyler needs to call home, because of his dad. FRAK.

Damon visits Jer and confirms Jeremy’s fears of Anna’s death. Damon offers to erase his memories again and take the pain away, but Jeremy says it wouldn’t help. Damon apologizes to Jeremy for everything and the two discuss how vampires can turn off their feelings, something that Anna told Jeremy earlier that day. Damon says that it does work and that’s easy when you are a vampire, but that life still sucks either way. After Damon leaves, Jeremy takes the vial of Anna’s blood, drinks it and downs some pills and apparently dies and will be up as a vamp in Season 2 :S

Bonnie tells Stefan that even though she saved their vampy asses, she did it for Elena and Elena alone. She also says that Damon has to change his ways or she will take both him and Stefan down in a heartbeat.

Damon leaves the Gilbert house and bumps into Elena and he spills all his feelings out to her, including that he has had a change of heart since he has returned to Mystic Falls and now wants to protect the town, instead of destroying it. Plus, he is thankful that Elena would consider saving his life, which means to him that Elena feels that he is worth something. Elena is very quiet throughout this confession and the two stare at each other in silence. Damon kisses Elena on the cheek and then fully on tongue action o_O WTF. Did I mention that Elena had declared that she loved Stefan and Stefan alone just minutes before? Meh. I was so freaked out that Stefan would walk in on them 😐 but Jenna opens the door and is shocked at what she sees, telling Elena to come in. Damon stands on the porch with a “WTF” face.

Elena goes to the kitchen where John is and he immediately goes into apologetic, explanation mode but Elena still remains silent placing some knives in their place. I found it hilarious that as the most hated character of the show was apologising she was handling knives xD He then asks if Elena needs help putting up the knives. She says yes, then picks one up and CHOPS OFF JOHN’S RING FINGER!!!!!! Which I totally saw it coming because they did zoom on his hand 😛

And yep, it is KATHERINE. OOH BABY! She proceeds to stab John and I can’t get enough of watching this scene again and again. The Real Elena comes home and walks into the eerily quiet house. She calls for everyone and heads into the kitchen and…………. The Vampire Diaries logo bitchslaps us right in the face :S

So now we have to wait until September to find out what will happen. Good thing True Blood season three begins soon or I’d go nuts during summer D:

Screencaps

The Vampire Diaries 1×22 Founders Day screencaps

Posted in The Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2010 by Geek Tv

The Vampire Diaries: WWK Reveals 3 Season Finale Surprises (Spoilers)

Posted in The Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2010 by Geek Tv

Kristin has some juicy spoilers for us today. She has the scoop on 3 surprises we should expect in the season finale on Thursday. (Spoiler Alert)

Monica in New Jersey: I heard there were eight cliffhangers in The Vampire Diaries season finale. How is that possible?!

It’s possible when you move the plot forward as quickly as the divine Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec! Yes, there will be a lot of surprises, and a source just revealed three of them to me:

  1. A murder
  2. A car accident
  3. A hot kiss!

I’m guessing:

1. Jon

2. Jeremy

3. Delena 😛

The Vampire Diaries: Season Finale 1×22 Founder’s Day Webclips

Posted in The Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2010 by Geek Tv

The Vampire Diaries: 1×21 Isobel recap (at long spoilery last)

Posted in The Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2010 by Geek Tv

This recap isn’t meant to happen. First my basement (of which luckily the only victim was a bag of common Magic The Gathering cards, none of my books!) then I had to go to work and when I finally sat down to write the review my son decided it would be fun to shut down my laptop making me lose everything I had written. Yes. He is two years old and he can properly shut the laptop down… :S

Anyway, recap:

The episode was kickass, so much happened during it and we learned a lot. I also loved the Mia Kirshner’s Cold Bitch Isobel attitude. The woman was fantastic for the role! Way to go Mia!

The episode began right when the previous ended. If you don’t remember Isobel popped up to say a casual “Hi” to her ex-husband and is acting as if nothing has happened and treats him as if he was just a schooldays flirt. Alaric wants some answers but Isobel doesn’t give him anything at all. She only demands of him to set her up for a meeting with Elena and when Alaric tells her to go to hell she threatens that she will start killing off his students.

At school the day after, Alaric assigns Matt and Tyler to help build the Founder’s Day float.Matt though still is pissed at Tyler. Caroline tries to make Bonnie to spill what’s the deal between her and Elena but Bonnie says that she can’t which really hurts Caroline. Meanwhile, Alaric meets Elena, Stefan and Damon to tell them about Isobel and her intentions. Elena is freaked and Damon tells her that she doesn’t have to do anything she doesn’t want to. Then of course Alaric mentions the upcoming slaughter and Elena says she’ll meet her bio mum. All three of the men tell Elena that they will be there when she meets Isobel.

Isobel has settled in a very good-looking foreclosed home and has two compelled humans along just for the shits and giggles. Then Jon pops up and the two discuss the retrieving of John Gilbert’s gizmo. Isobel thinks Jon is doing a sloppy job, bitchslaps him for getting out of line and says she will take the matter in her own hands.

Elena is waiting for Isobel at the Mystic Grill. Stefan blends in the crowd and Damon and Alaric camp outside. Isobel arrives and to say that she’s an iceberg towards Elena would be an understatement. She makes it clear that she wants the invention, refuses to let Elena know who her father is (at which point it dawned on me who her father is!!) an asks Elena if she enjoys both Salvatores like Katherine did. She also mentions that Elena already know the reasons Isobel wanted to be a vampire, stating immortality as an example. She’s basically reading her daughter like an open book.

Outside, Damon tells Alaric he wants to kill Isobel and Alaric obviously still cares about her because he is miffed at the remark.He admits though that Isobel isn’t the woman he married, which puzzles him cause he sees that both the Salvatores have humanity in them, a statement that sounds weird to Damon. Damon then explains the “Feelings switch” we learned about in the previous episode and says that Isobel took the easier road and that he doesn’t blame her..

Back inside, Isobel makes it  apparent that heads are gonna roll if Elena doesn’t get her the device and leaves, leaving Elena crying. Bonnie shows up and sees Elena crying, but walks away when Stefan shows up. Way to be a BITCH! Honestly, I wanted to slap Bonnie ever since she came back. Little annoying fraktard.

Jeremy hasn’t heard from Anna and is worried. Jon overhears Jenna and Jeremy talking about Anna and tries to get in the conversation but Jeremy turns his uncle down.

Damon finds Isobel’s home and engages in strip poker with her female companion. Isobel walks in and interrupts the game before Damon removes his pants (at which moment the fangirls died) Nice abs though Damon :3 Isobel and Damon both start to seduce each other with their super vamp speed while discussing the device, which Damon didn’t bring along. He asks Isobel what is she doing in Mystic Falls and she reveals that Katherine put her up to it. Well this was expected. After all the odds are that Isobel is Katherine’s descendant. Duh. The two vamps discuss in a sexual manner and Isobel reminds Damon that Katherine is a brat that would throw tantrums if she didn’t have it her way. Damon though pins Isobel down and tells her that if she touches anyone he loves (including Elena o___O- Wait what? Damon LOVES people??) Isobel would be endangering her unlife. Damon also says that if Katherine wants something, then she needs to come get it herself. AAAAAAND WAY TO GO DAMON. 146 years of moping over a bitch are enough. Glad to see you over it.

Elena opens her door and find Bonnie standing there who apologises for ditching her when she needed her the most. They reconcile and Elena catches Bonnie up on current events. At the school, people are preparing for the Founder’s Day parade, two of those people being Matt and Tyler who tries to make up but does it in an idiotic way, asking Matt if he lives alone now.

Bonnie meets with Elena to show her Emily’s spell book, which contains blueprints and spells surrounding the supposed inventions of Johnathan Gilbert. Yup Johnathan Gilbert didn’t invent anything. Nadda. Emily put spells on them to make him think he invented anti-vampire devices. WTF!!!. Then mentions that the device that Katherine, Isobel and Jon are after is in fact a weapon against vampires. Wait, what??

Outside the school, Jeremy asks Elena if she knows anything about Anna. Elena says she doesn’t and Jer spills the beans that he knows and calls Elena a liar. He leaves her and before Elena can have the time to chase him, Isobel shows up. Meh… Isobel shows Elena that she knows all of Elena’s true friends and family (about which Caroline filled her in <_<) When she stops at Matt, Isobel makes it clear that she means business and orders her male companion to make the rusty skeleton of the float fall and injure Matt.  The accident forces Matt to accept Tyler’s offer to drive him to the hospital. Isobel then demands that if Elena doesn’t get Damon to hand over the device, Jeremy will be the next on her list and her female companion grabs Jer and disappears.

Jon earns some points by being pissed that Isobel has Jeremy as collateral and demands that his nephew be released immediately. Isobel has her minions kick Jon’s ass before she removes his super ring off his finger. Ow. I don’t like you Jon but this must have hurt :S Later when they’re alone Jeremy and Jon talk about the nature of vampires and Jon says they all must be destroyed. Jeremy disagrees and insists that there are good vampires out there, but Jon tells him that’s a lie and that Jeremy’s father would agree, since it was Dr. Gilbert who taught Jon all he knows. Dun dun dun dun O_O

Elena, Stefan, and Bonnie come up with the idea that Bonnie can reverse the spell on the device, making it ineffective. Damon does not agree with this plan at all, mostly because he doesn’t trust Bonnie, who he did try to kill earlier. Elena demands that Damon hand over the device  and he eventually does. Bonnie does her magic while the others watch and hands over the device, claiming that it is ready. Elena meets with Isobel to make the exchange, but not before each woman shows they have backup. ( Stefan and Damon looked EPIC when they walked out. EPIC I tell you!) Isobel reveals that she sent Jon and Jeremy home, and tells Elena to stop looking for redemption within her. She also spills that Damon is in love with her and that’s why she knew he would do as Elena asked. Elena hands over the device and Isobel warns her that as long as she is in league with the Salvatores she is “doomed” and that at least Katherine had the common sense to leave them behind.

Elena tries to explain herself to Jeremy later, but he doesn’t want to hear what she has to say. He reveals that he read her diaries, especially the part about Vicki, which Elena defends by claiming that she was only trying to help him. Jeremy seems a bit touched by this but then kicks Elena out of his room nonetheless.

Isobel visits Alaric one last time, which sends him on the edge. He claims that she must still love him for her to be trailing him and to prove his point, he dares her to kill him, removing his vervain stash and ring. Isobel pins him against the wall and compels him to forget her in order to free his heart, because she is not his wife anymore. Plus, she reveals that her becoming a vampire was a mistake that she will forever have to deal with. Before she places the ring back on Alaric’s finger, Isobel also ordered him to forget the conversation. Then she disappears, leaving a bewildered Alaric alone.

In the meantime Anna finally comes to Jeremy and reveals what happened and that she has no place to go. Back at the mansion, Stefan confronts Damon about his feelings about Elena. He makes it known that it’s not going to happen and that his brother should better back off. Damon is cool with it, but warns Stefan that he will be there for Elena when she finds out the secret that Stefan surely knows, which is that Jon Gilbert is in fact ELENA’S FATHER! YEEEEES! I KNEW IT! I knew it since the beginning of the episode. I told my hubby and was ready to come brag in the blog about my theory but the show spilled it for me 😛 Stefan claims that Damon has no proof, but Damon doesn’t need proof as he can put two and two together. Isobel and Jon dated when she was 15 years-old, and when she got pregnant, she ran to Dr. Gilbert, who happens to be Jon’s brother. Woot, turns out Elena IS a Gilbert after all!

Isobel calls Jon to say that she left the device and his ring on the doorstep. He says he won’t let her down, which Isobel threatens that he better not, because Katherine wants all the tomb vampires dead and she means it. Then Isobel puts in a special request to EXTERMINATE the Salvatore brothers so that they can save their daughter from a life a damnation. BITCH.

Caroline still pesters Bonnie on the issues between her and Elena and Bonnie tells Caroline that she has done something bad, claiming to have done one thing when in fact she did the opposite. Bonnie concludes that when Elena finds out, they might not be friends anymore. Well done Bonnie, when I just started to like you again you went and fooked it up again. *golfclaps*

Thus ends the penultimate TVD episode leaving us with just a single one and then with a rather empty summer. Oh wait, no there’s TRUE BLOOD on during the summer :D:DD:D

Screenshots of the episode can be found on the previous post.

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