Alexander Skarsgard and his teammates from the Walking With the Wounded South Pole expedition finally were able to begin their journey on December 1 after a significant delay due to bad weather. If you want to keep up with their daily itinerary, the WWW website has an interactive map here which shows the distance covered by each of the three teams each day, as well as how far they have to go yet. If you want to get a sense of how far YOU would have to walk to keep up with one of the teams, check out the app on the interactive map page. I put in my own zip code and discovered I would have to walk most of the way to the Jersey Shore to cover the equivalent distance or to King of Prussia if I went towards Pennsylvania instead!
For daily updates on the three teams, you can visit here . As of today (December 4), Team Nooma Coach/USA has covered 25% of their course, 64 km ( 39.8 miles) with 191 km (118.7 miles) to go. Their team leader Ed Parker reports that they have been dealing with sastrugi the past couple of days — sastrugi being what happens when “waves” are formed by wind blowing snow around only to have the waves of snow freeze. (They didn’t show pictures, but I pictured the wave patterns you see in desert sand, but as ice.) The uneven terrain makes for very hard going for the walkers. More worrisome news came from the UK Team, who had a member who had to be removed from the race due to severe altitude sickness today.
Cheers for Alex, his Team Nooma/US teammates and the other teams as they go on this adventure. May everyone make the journey safely.
Bookies Luv True Blood has details about the first episode of season 7, below the Read More.
Michael Ausiello conducted an interview with Stephen Moyer to talk about the last season of True Blood. Stephen offered a lot of speculation, although (in true TB cast form), not many facts. Excerpts below the Read More, and full article here.
Full Casting Call For “Sylvie”.
With thanks to Eric and Sookie Lovers. It sounds like Sylvie is, indeed, a short-term character and someone we will probably see when we first see Eric again for the first time. I wonder what will draw him back to Bon Temps?
Finally we are getting some spoilers for the next (and final) season, scheduled to begin filming in January. Today’s tidbit came from William Keck via Twitter. Details below the Read More!
Word came yesterday of the unexpected loss of one of the most well-known and prolific fanfiction writers in the Eric/Sookie TB/SVM fandom, EricIzMine, at the tragically young age of 37. The author of the intricate Multiverse stories leaves behind six children and the family is asking for support for both her funeral and the children. If you want to contribute, please see the Angela Vaughan Memorial Fund on gofundme, http://www.gofundme.com/59jd1g.
RIP, and thank you for the wonderful stories you shared with us.
According to Michael Ausiello at TVLine, Stephen Moyer has been tapped to direct the opening episode of True Blood season 7, just as he did for the premiers of seasons 5 and 6. No details yet about the episode title or casting sides, but the episode will begin filming in early January. This will be True Blood’s final season, with only 10 episodes scheduled.