Thank You To Our Fans

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Now that True Blood has ended, Shad and Lynn thought it appropriate to thank all the fans who have been faithful to our sites throughout True Blood’s run.  

We want to express our sincere appreciation to those who have contributed to our sites by visiting often, adding their comments and thoughts to our posts and those that have served as guest writers or reporters at events.

THANK YOU to our fans!!!

Although True Blood has ended, our sites will remain, so we hope you will come back often to get all the True Blood and, most importantly, Stephen Moyer related news..

Below are a few statements from some of our biggest contributors on The Vault and Allstephenmoyer who have shared with us, their thoughts about the ending of the series and what True Blood has meant to them. 

PLEASE NOTE: The statements below are in no particular order and were written prior to the Season’s finale episode. 

BARBI aka, ThelLou

Ah, True Blood.  The craziest, sexiest, funniest, heartbreaking-est guilty pleasure I’ve ever been addicted to!  I will miss the love, the laughter, the tears, and of course the rampant nudity. My summers will never be the same after True Blood meets the true death.  Kudos to all on a great show that will be forever missed!

When True Blood started in 2008, I remember not being sure what I was in for.  I was familiar with the SVM books, but you never really know how adaptations will go. I fell in love with Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse, their portrayers Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, and just about every other denizen of the fascinating town of Bon Temps, Louisiana and it’s environs.  I liked that the show followed the books early on, but even then deviated when necessary – Lafayette was too cool to kill – and never felt the need to follow the books chapter by chapter.  All due respect to Ms. Harris, but Alan Ball and company built True Blood into its own fascinating entity, and I enjoyed almost every minute.

I have always appreciated that True Blood could be completely mindless entertainment full of boobs and blood, if that’s what you were looking for.  But if viewers wanted metaphors and allegories and even political stances on occasion, they could be found and enjoyed amongst the vampires, faeries and shifters we came to see as friends.

Thank you, True Blood, for letting the good times roll for 7 amazing seasons. My summers, and my life, will never be the same. Kudos on a job well done.


WILLKILL4BILL

What has True Blood meant to me? 

Never having participated in any sort of “fandom” of a show, it has been an eye opener. 

I think it is the sense of community that developed from a variety of people from all walks of life across the globe. Our avid interest in this strange world of True Blood drew us in to discuss our favorite TV program, characters and the story itself. Our own global community that discarded all barriers like age, education, race, etc. from participation in exchanging our thoughts and ideas, in a way following True Blood itself by embracing what may be different but is just as valid. Friendships were created where otherwise you may have never crossed paths. That is a powerful thing and I think remarkable. 

Thanks True Blood.

ROMAGIRL

I’m a vampire girl, so True Blood was highly anticipated by me.  That first season was magical.  Stephen and Anna made soulmates Bill and Sookie leap off the pages of the books. Their portrayal kept me true to the end. The show started at a difficult period in my life but TB was always there for me.  I became a Billsbabe, and have been interacting with some wonderful women who are best TB fans ever.  In between seasons, we have been speculating, participating in charities, blogging, tweeting, and supporting the cast in their other work.  It has been my extreme pleasure to participate in the TB fandom these past seven seasons.  I will miss it more than I can say, and can honestly say that there will never be another experience like this for me. Thank you Charlaine Harris, Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, the cast, and writers for all the memories. A huge thank you to The Vault and All Stephen Moyer.  I am forever a Billsbabe and Moyerist.  

ROWENA

When Vampire Bill first showed up, and Sookie exclaimed “I think Merlotte’s just got its first vampire,” I was hooked … curious, entranced and eager to learn more about the True Blood world and its denizens. I’ve stayed that way through seven seasons, thanks to the amazing characterizations, intriguing stories, superlative sets, music and costumes. I have so enjoyed immersing myself in this fantastical world and following the lives of the characters I’ve grown to love and appreciate. It’s been an incredible odyssey. Salute to everyone involved!!

BILLS4ME

I have always been the sensible one. But once I was exposed to zany world of True Blood, another side of me was unleashed. Less boring. More crazy. I remember going online to find out more about the show and discovering the Billsbabes. Next thing I knew, I was one of them! Then there we were tracking down Stephen Moyer in the woods. I’d never done anything like that in my life let alone tell people about it. At the end of it all, I must say that it felt empowering. It feels good to let your passions out in the open and make some wonderful new friends in the process. I have True Blood to thank for that.

MY OBSESSION, aka Kathy

There’s so much to say about True Blood. For me, something unexplainable and magical happened when I first saw Bill/Stephen. This was an actor I had no knowledge of and the more I saw and learned of him through ASM and ASMF, the more I became obsessed. I had never, ever belonged to a forum or fan group before HE came into my life or as the hubby calls him “your boyfriend”. Never have I collected so much “stuff” associated with an actor or show…calling and hounding shops on when they’ll get the latest item I was lusting after on Stephen. Have never had so many discussions with people and complete strangers about a tv show. Through ASMF I have come to know people from all over the world and it’s been a truly wonderful experience.

Stephen is more than a character on a show-he’s funny, an entertaining story teller, not boring and sexy as hell. I find myself smiling when he talks. I love seeing him in pics dressed in the same old cut-offs and shoes that he’s had for years. He’s very relatable and un-celebrity like, down to earth and makes me more obsessed, if that’s possible. I’m sure I’m over my limit of words but when I get talking about True Blood and Stephen, I can’t stop!

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TELL US “WHAT TRUE BLOOD HAS MEANT TO YOU” IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

31 Comments

  1. I have to add a HUGE THANK YOU to Shad and Lynn for their hard work and unflagging devotion to the show and its amazing characters.  You have enhanced my True Blood experience immeasurably through  the websites you’ve provided for us Truebies and Stephen Moyer fans:  TrueBlood-online.com, AllStephenMoyer.com and AllStephenMoyer Forum.  Bless you both!

  2. THANK YOU for the sites and the constant work both of you have done for so many years. I always knew I could come here or the Vault for the latest updates on my favorite show, no other place has ever had them before you did! What a remarkable job you have done! I sincerely hope you will continue to provide us with information about Stephen and Anna’s projects so we can continue to enjoy them as well.

    You have no idea how much you are both appreciated and loved!

  3. True Blood surprised me because it’s not the kind of show I would normally gravitate to.  It turned out to be so much more than vampires.  I loved all the characters so much, each one so unique and interesting.  The actors told the stories to us, fully commited to their characters.  I loved the relationships and the underlying themes. What a genius story Ms. Harris created.  I was so glad the show had a sense of humor and didn’t take itself too seriously.  it would not have been the same show without it.  I will miss the show so much, but I look forward to seeing what the actors do next.  Stephen is my favorite, and while I know he is going to be doing some directing, I hope we see plenty of him in front of the camera, too.  Thank you to all the cast and crew of True Blood for this amazing show.  Thank you also for this site.  I have really enjoyed reading other fan’s opinions and having a place to express my own.

  4. Shad and Lynn ,
    A simple thank you seems insufficient for all the work you ladies have done to make The Vault and All Stephen Moyer the hub to come to for Trubies looking for something beyond watching the show,  It has been a pleasure to participate along side so many others.. Lovely to read these statements by familiar contributors.  We couldn’t have  ask for more gracious and generous host .

  5. I am going to be sad without true blood, there’s no others series that will compare to true blood .U0001f614U0001f62dU0001f62dU0001f62dU0001f62d

  6. I’ve loved his work since I first saw him in Quills. I have always been a Trubie, but will always be a Moyerist. (Paquiner too U0001f609). That is my #TrueToTheEnd

  7. Several years ago there were 2 annual TrueBlood conventions here in Orlando Fl..Sam, LaLa Daphne, and Alcede Terry and Godric were there and it was fabulous!! That was before TB became the super hit it did become! Anyway there was a gal that . sat at my table from THE VAULT..Is she still there? I would love to touch base with her..

  8. U guys are very welcome. Enjoyed every minute of it. Sad that it has ended, but all good things must come to an end. I will alway be a true fan.

  9. Thank you for all the news you have given us about True Blood and Stephen Moyer, I will keep visiting the site as I will always need my fix of anything related to TB.

  10. Bills true death was pointless. It was a terrible ending to an awesome show. The real Bill Compton would never kill himself. It solved nothing! Sookie could’ve still went with another vampire after Bill’s death and if they stayed together they could’ve adopted or Sookie could of been artificially inseminated. All in all it was a huge disappointment!!!
    I challenge HBO and the writers of True Blood to redo the ending and make it more realistic and a better ending to a true love story!!!

  11. Thank you to True Blood for the wonderful 7 seasons.  I only started watching last New Year’s Eve, when they did a mini-marathon of season 6.  I tuned in because I liked Stephen in The Sound of Music, and was curious about how different he would be playing a southern vampire.  I had never even heard of Stephen before SOML.  The first episode of season 6 got me hooked (of course it did, Stephen directed it!).  I watched all 10 episodes in 2 days.  I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.  I started watching clips from TB on youtube, and I was able to watch most of the series when HBO replayed the first 6 seasons prior to season 7 airing.  I can’t believe I could be so obsessed so quickly!  The characters, the stories, and, particularly Stephen Moyer, kept me wanting more.  TB helped me when I going through a difficult time.  It helped me keep my mind off my troubles.  I wish it wasn’t over, I want more stories.  I will definitely buy the series on DVD.  Thank you to ASM for keeping us posted on Stephen and his future endeavors.  Can’t wait to see everything he does in the future.

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