Thirsty for a Fresh Take on All Things True Blood?

WELCOME! Thirsty for a fresh take on all things True Blood? Pull up a virtual barstool at the Pierced Pomegranate Tavern where sisters Rachel and Rebecca are serving up juicy feminist analysis with a twist and opening a vein of thoughtful sociocultural dialogue on HBO's hit series.

Like the epic literary salons of eras past - theaters for conversation and debate which were, incidentally, started and run by women; where the spirited debate about the issues of the day ran as copiously as the actual spirits did - but updated for the digital age, the Pierced Pomegranate Tavern is a fun forum for exploring questions ripe for discourse about the human condition & today's most crucial social issues through the medium of True Blood.

Your salonnières are not peddling liquor per se, but they are offering up new and alternative ideas informed by such diverse influences as pop culture, art, music, cultural history, Goddess studies, transformative theory, literature and poetry, and archaeomythology, filtered through the sieve of their own lived experiences as feminist women of a particular age, background, and culture.

This is a space where you - patrons and passersby alike - can view and engage with these perspectives through the lens of True Blood and contribute your own thoughts. So, no matter if you're a Truebie or a more casual viewer of True Blood, or your drink of choice is a pomegranate martini - one of Rachel's favorite cocktails to drink and Rebecca's to mix - an herbal tea, a frothy double mocha latte, or a can of Fresca (wink, wink) you're invited to join the conversation on the show's complexities in a way that can spark transformation.

Hopefully you'll find something to sink your teeth...err...straw, into! PLEASE ENJOY RESPONSIBLY ;-)


The Pierced Pomegranate Tavern is dedicated to exploring social issues and more through the lens of True Blood. As such, you may encounter:

related to the often provocative and adult themes presented by the show

If you choose to enter and participate in this virtual salon, please be prepared to do so in a thoughtful, respectful, and mature fashion with the above in mind. Click here to check out our comment policy. Thanks!


No copyright infringement is intended, all rights to True Blood belong to HBO, credit is ascribed to sites where images appearing here were originally found.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

We're (still) getting the hang of this technology thing...

You'd think we were raised in the dark ages but I can't tell you how tickled pink I am with myself that after a mere three hours yesterday spent attempting to dowload and install the amazing True Blood font created by SpideRaY - after which I had a crushing tension headache and a sinking sense of personal failure - plus another hour or so tonight, I have finally been able to access the program that creates lettering just like the opening credits sequence on the show! Not that I can manage to apply it here...but maybe in due least I can count on using it in my presentation on True Blood I'm giving in San Antonio next month!

I'm also proud to point out the True Blood ticker you see to the left; it's a Season 4 countdown clock we created just for the PPT...again, not that I can get it to pop up on my Facebook page or anything, but this is a start...

...and don't even get me started about Twitter!!!

Rebecca & I attended a social networking for business seminar last month with the stated purpose of conquering the Twitter hashtag situation, but for some unknown reason we still cannot get any of our tweets to upload into any hashtag feeds, i.e. #trueblood, etc.

What can I say, we're working on it, and I give us an "A" for effort ;-)

Any technophiles passing through the PPT may want to help a sister out!

We'll be back soon with some material on Women's History Month (yup, it's March) and our blogging intentions for the remaining months before Season 4 premieres.

So please stay tuned!

~ Rachel

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