Writing About The Vampire Diaries

Hey TVDers,

I want to re-watch the amazing, heartbreaking, scary-as-heck “Let the Right One In” before posting on it but in the meantime, have a read of this essay about Damon’s character and search for meaning: You’re Dead, Dude. Get Over It. It’s an interesting look at why Damon is the way he is. Lots to think about in there!

And there’s more exciting news about serious Vampire Diaries discussion: Vampire-Diaries.net’s Red and Vee announced that they are editing a book of essays on TVD to be published in October; the book’s called A Visitor’s Guide to Mystic Falls & you can learn all about it & see the awesome cover over on Vampire-Diaries.net. Can’t wait to read it! And of course, I’m working away on Love You to Death: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries (September, ECW; available for pre-order on Amazon.com). The first part is now being edited as I toil on the episode guide — my favorite part, let’s be honest. Watching and re-watching The Vampire Diaries? Win.


Vampire Diaries Returns Thursday

The trailer for “A Few Good Men” below, as well as the web clips. Which I think I’m *not* going to watch in an effort to go into this episode un-spoiled. We’ll see if I last the week without peeking; those clips of Damon in the trailer make it very very difficult.

Julie Plec tweeted, “Every day for the next week, remind someone you know that The Vampire Diaries is coming back on Thursday.” Remind your Mystic Falls–loving friends! All new TVD on the 25th.

Big News: The Vampire Diaries & Me

Since we are without a brand new episode of The Vampire Diaries tonight, I thought I’d jump on the empty Thursday evening and make a big announcement.

I am thrilled, excited, a little nervy, and pleased to tell you that I am writing a book on The Vampire Diaries to published this September by ECW Press. Following the same format as my first book, Spotted: Your One and Only Unofficial Guide to Gossip Girl, this companion guide will feature an episode-by-episode analysis as well as all the info on the cast, creators, crew, and of course the books by L.J. Smith that brought Stefan, Elena, Damon, and company into our world.

We just finalized the cover design this afternoon. I am in love with it. I may have to get a giant print of it and adorn my bedroom wall. This photo captures that brilliant dynamic between the Salvatore brothers, and I love that Elena is at the center — right where she should be. Big thanks to Rachel Ironstone for the design.

Love You to Death The Unofficial Companion to the Vampire Diaries

the following events take place between 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.

Morning, my pals! my roommate Adam is watching 24 and Mr. Callum Keith Rennie is in this episode. So is Katee Sackoff. Battlestar Galactica party! In case you were wondering, I am still upset with that show for its finale, but the annoyance is lessening and the nostalgia for that mostly genius show is growing.

Zip sent me Step Up, the 2006 dance flick starring Channing Tatun and Jenna Dewan (who, Wikipedia informs me, have since married). I had seen Step Up 2: The Streets; the talking parts were intolerable, the dancing parts pretty good! Step Up is all good: totally predictable (to the point where I said, “Within five minutes, this will happen,” and then it did — in four) and pretty heavy-handed with all the talk about getting a second chance (it’s even on the movie poster, i see!). But it’s full, full, full of dancing and both leads are charming. Enough that I am now considering seeing Dear John to see more Channing Tatum with the always watchable Amanda Seyfried. Let’s be honest, it will be better (i.e., cheesy in a good way) than Valentine’s Day and it’s hard not to see ONE of the super cheese romance movies. And I want to see Tatum in Fighting even more than I already did — that’s the one that’s like Step Up but with street fighting swapped in for dancing. Win!

Whilst the Olympics are on, I’m thinking of rewatching this season’s Gossip Girl episodes so far. It’s been so long I hardly remember what’s going on. Serena is with Carter Tripp Nate?

New promo for The Vampire Diaries!