TTA needs more vampires!
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Author:  Roy [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:13 pm ]
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Fat Vampires, Sexy Werewolves and the Future of Teen Reading
PW's "Beyond Twilight" panel looked at what teens and kids are reading
By Calvin Reid -- Publishers Weekly, 4/7/2010 10:00:29 AM via Andrew Porter

Author:  Jim Steel [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:06 pm ]
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Apparently angels are the next big teen-lit thing, which is great. They'll make vampires look exciting.

Author:  Ali_L [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:15 am ]
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On the other hand, the vampires in Twilight would make a dead dog look exciting. :D

Author:  Pete [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:16 am ]
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Personally, I'm waiting for the Clown bandwagon to start rolling :evil:

Seriously overweight men and women in ill fitting clothes, with red noses, straggly hair and large feet :P

What's not to be scared about?

Author:  Jim Steel [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:34 pm ]
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Hey - that sounds like Glasgow, Pete!


Author:  Pete [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:36 pm ]
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Parliament has relocated to Glasgow... :P

Author:  Paul Woodward [ Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:43 pm ]
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Generally I think vampires are getting a bit overworked.
The first episode of True Blood, a vampire was being staked out in the carpark to get the blood from it? Isn't it supposed to be the other way about?
On the other hand I thought Thirst was quite inventive and gave a different take on proceedings.

As with everything else its how you do it that counts.


Author:  gileadslostson [ Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:07 pm ]
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That staking of the vampire in True Blood was the only thing I liked about it. Turning things on their head is usually a good way to go.

Author:  Paul Woodward [ Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:26 pm ]
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gileadslostson wrote:
That staking of the vampire in True Blood was the only thing I liked about it. Turning things on their head is usually a good way to go.

It can be.

I thought that scene was quite dramatic too. But in principle I'm just being a bit old school I think. A bit sad when the vampire becomes the victim.

But it was all a bit too americanified to watch for any great length of time for my taste.

Author:  gileadslostson [ Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:33 pm ]
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I completely agree, I don't watch it unless Julia forces me too :D

Author:  Paul Woodward [ Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:26 am ]
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Just so long as you're not staked out on the ground eh?


Author:  gileadslostson [ Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:37 am ]
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It would not surprise me if she tried that tactic next... :lol:

Author:  Roy [ Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:55 pm ]
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Is a leech a vampire? This horroris a nose-dwelling leech, Tyrannobdella rex, a new species of leech with a single row of eight "enormous teeth", discovered in South America. (Looks like a Schoenherr Dune sandworm don't you think?)

A new species of leech, discovered by an international team of scientists, has a preference for living up noses.

Researchers say the leech can enter the body orifices of people and animals to attach itself to mucous membranes.

They have called the new blood-sucking species Tyrannobdella rex which means tyrant leech king.

The creature was first discovered in 2007 in Peru when a specimen was plucked from the nose of a girl who had been bathing in a river.

The creature lives in the remote parts of the Upper Amazon and has a "particularly unpleasant habit of infesting humans", the scientists say.

Author:  Pete [ Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:19 pm ]
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I don't like the sound of this leech, but I love the name Tyrannobdella rex :P

Author:  Ali_L [ Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:25 pm ]
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Oh, that's foul. There's got to be a story in there somewhere. :shock:

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