Monday, July 5, 2010

The Quileute Nation's Twilight Site, Blog and Store

For $35, you can be the proud owner of this cap!

Click on the below links to purchase your own Jacob's cap at the Quileute Nation store.

The Quileute Nation has just announced the launch of their Twilight site, as well as an authentic Quileute merchandising store located at

Fans of TheTwilight Saga - Eclipse Are Looking for Little Bits of Love Art Notes by Bella and Jacob and Stumble Upon

Fans of the Twilight Saga series are involved in a very serious game which they hope will be spread all over the nation and the world. Inspired by the series and their love of art that can help heal and inspire others, fans are looking for Bella and Jacob's love art notes in places that nobody would think about. Once a lucky finder is able to find one, he/she reports their findings to Little Bits of Love Art by sharing the impact of this love note finding on their own lives and on their friends. In turn, they may go ahead and strategically place it somewhere else so the journey of searching, finding, discovering and healing can have its own life story.

Needless to say that as a fan of the love triangle between Bella, Edward and Jacob, I was so happy to be the discoverer of a love note seen here

The message was clear to me and my friends. I read it and looked at the back of the card where I found the address of this blog,

From the Quileute Nation to San Francisco and Washington state, you too can be part of this inspiring art game devised by a group of artists whose desire is reach out and touch a soul.

Anybody can participate. If you are a fan of the Twilight Saga series, if you are as beautiful as Bella or as handsome as Edward or as muscled as Jacob, you can be part of the Little Bits of Love Art

Twilight Saga: Eclipse Featured The Quileute Nation: Jacob Beanie Hats and Other Twilight Merchandise

Very rarely are the Native Americans portrayed in a positive way in a major Summer blockbuster! The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has managed to do just that with the release of this vampire fest, wolf-packed and tween love craze movie. Before going any further, it is important to say that Jacob does manage to kiss Bella in this movie! The story spins around the love triangle among human teenager Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattison), and Jacob (Taylor Lautner).

Having said that, let's take a look at the importance of this movie in casting the Quileute Nation with a new lens. Thanks to the filmmaking abilities of Chris Eyre who is of Cheyenne and Arapaho origins, Eclipse shows the Native Americans in a positive contemporary light.

Now it is time for the Quileute Nation to take advantage of the infinite possibilities that exist in merchandising that is related to this new movie of the Twilight Saga. And why not?

The Quileute should think about building new stores at their Oceanside Resort. Already, they are planning on opening a cabin decorated ina wolf theme. It is worth saying that Jacob, the hearthrob of the movie, just reveals he is part native American. He is a super wolf.

Where is the Quileute Nation?

The Quileute Indian Tribe's reservation rests in La Push, Washington, near Rialto Beach and the Pacific Ocean.

They need to be ready for the numerous and long tours that fans from all over the world will want to take soon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tween Fans Called Gleek Can Not Wait For New Episodes of Racy Fox Show

Tween Fans Called Gleek Can Not Wait For New Episodes of Racy Fox Show

Glee tells tweens it is OK to be different. It invites kids to embrace the diversity of skills and beauty traits that exists among them. In other words, it is telling them it is OK to be nerdy and enjoying Broadway Show tunes instead of football in high school. While some parents may frown on the portrayal of the show that it is OK to be gay in high school (remember that last story that had Kurt in it?) Glee appears to be about acceptance/ The show is telling kids that it is not cool to bully others. The show openly discusses icky issues such as teenage pregnancy, losing virginity, bath tub ejaculating, gay issues, geeky, nerdy characters and more.

For sure, Glee is not High School Musical, South Pacific, HairsPray, Light in the Piazza and others. It is not like the Disney fare. It is beyond that.

The show allows parents to start discussing difficult issues such as drugs, alcohol, sex, with their children. It has good characters and serious topics which keep tweens as well as parents glued to the tube. Many viewers are glued to their TV set whenever this show is on. Glee gets into life's messiness.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Falling in Love with True Vampires: Dangerous Liaisons by Ordinary People

Vampire love stories are all around us. If you look hard enough, you will find out that your friends and neighbors are having the time of their lives. They are falling in love and carrying open relationships with vampires.

Now pop culture is pushing this type of mysterious love. We are telling ourselves it is OK to love the cute, paly-faced vampires. The following article gives you a brief history of desires and why some women fall in love with vamps.

.....Meanwhile “True Blood” is a hit on HBO. Vampire jewelry, vampire fashion, and vampire make-up are outfitting bloody stylistas. Club kids can now mix their designer vodkas with a blood-like energy drink that comes in hospital blood bags, and recently a New Jersey newspaper ran a long feature about real-life vampire wannabes in suburban Montclair organizing themselves into the “Court of Lazarus.” Next month the “Twilight” movie sequel will hit theaters.

So with Halloween upon us it seems like a bloody good time (sorry) to ask a question:


After all, vampires have been around awhile. So why this new burst of enthusiasm for the undead?

For starters, they're a sinister catch-all who can symbolize everything from sex fantasies to escapism from swine flu worries to darker social issues, experts say.

“Vampires are convenient vessels, convenient metaphors, to play out all kinds of things,” explained Anne Stiles, an assistant professor of English literature at Washington State University and an expert on Bram Stoker and Victorian-era fiction. For example, some have viewed F.W. Murnau’s great 1922 silent movie “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” as anti-immigrant or anti-Jewish propaganda.

And, among other things, vampires are usually inherently hot — at least since the modern vampire era began 200 years ago.

In 1816, an associate of Lord Byron named John Polidori wrote “The Vampyre” (published in 1819), possibly inspired by Byron himself. Byron, for those of you who chose an economically viable major in college, was a dark, brooding romantic bad boy who appealed to women in the same way that Edward does, the male lead in “Twilight,” played by Robert Pattinson.

“Edward is a very romantic, smoldering figure,” explained Carrol Fry, professor emeritus at Northwest Missouri State University and author of “Cinema of the Occult: New Age Satanism, Wicca and Spiritualism in Film.” “He’s like Byron, or, say, James Dean.”

Young women and tween girls, Fry argued, love the image of a damaged, morally questionable young man who nevertheless can serve as her protector while she reforms him. What better way to invest a character with such qualities than to make him a protective vampire, bad by nature, but good by inclination?

Ravaged by a vampire
Some vampires are even more overtly sexual. In 1872 Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu, who was acquainted with Stoker, wrote a vampire novel called “Carmilla.” In it, Carmilla, the vampire, tries to initiate a lesbian affair with the narrator, but the sex was couched in metaphor because it was 1872.

“Sometimes,” the narrator tells us of her dreams, “there came a sensation as if a hand was drawn softly along my cheek and neck. Sometimes it was as if warm lips kissed me, and longer and longer and more lovingly as they reached my throat, but there the caress fixed itself. My heart beat faster, my breathing rose and fell rapidly and full drawn; a sobbing, that rose into a sense of strangulation, supervened, and turned into a dreadful convulsion, in which my senses left me and I became unconscious.”

That’s a pretty good description of an orgasm. Yet we hold the narrator blameless for what was then considered deviant sex because she was unwillingly mesmerized.

“It’s the idea that women can’t be blamed for desire,” Stiles suggested about “Carmilla” and Stoker’s “Dracula,” published in 1897.

Fetishism, deviance, perversion all play out in vampire literature, Stiles said. “The sexual undercurrents are not hard to see. You have penetration, an exchange of bodily fluids. He has mesmeric powers. He is very seductive. It’s an easy, veiled way to write about sex without censorship.”

Starting about the late 1950s through the Anne Rice novels of the 1970s and 1980s, Fry said, vampires in pop culture became something of authority-defying heroes and the sex became much more explicit. In vampire-themed B-movies “the girl always had to get her shirt ripped off,” Fry said, and as time went on vampires began showing up in porn, culminating in 1990’s immortal “Wanda Does Transylvania.”

A return to mystery
But in this day and age, with a preponderance of easily-accessible online porn, if we want to see sex, we don’t need to do it through a screen of vampire metaphor.

That sheer pervasiveness of sex, and of science, may be exactly what’s motivating us to rediscover the mystery inherent in vampires.

Fry believes that in a rational world with science triumphant we like to scare ourselves with the spooky. Vampires appeal to our primitive fears, not only of death, but our mutating human natures. Vampires are not fully human, nor fully animal, neither fully alive nor fully dead. In some ways they are superior beings.

Stiles, who has become an expert in the melding of 19th century scientific discoveries about the brain and literature, suggested that Dracula was Stoker’s rebellion against “bio-determinism when you had scientists telling us this is the way the world works, the way things are. Vampires resist that. They are spiritual beings and do not conform to the laws of science.”

We have stopped regarding mental and emotional problems as spiritual or even Freudian personality traits honed by our histories, she said. Instead we have reduced them to imbalances of chemicals like serotonin and we medicate them. Even attraction, lust, love have become scientific subjects. Vampires are a way to pretend we don’t know what we know and to luxuriate in mystery......

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tiger Woods Is Human; He Cheated on Swedish-born Wife, Elin Who Caught Him

This Photoshop Picture shows how Elin would like to be seen. A woman who knows how to use a club on a cheating spouse. Taking into account the relentlessness of the media, they would probably want to see Tiger emerging from his looking like this. She would have to have loved him so much to trash the man like this.

If all the tabloid stories are true, then, this would be seen as domestic violence. The authorities would like to have a few words with Elin. Let us hope this is not the case at all!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Twilight and Real-life Vampires from New Orleans to the Next-door Neighbors

They roam our streets and tend to the sick. People who describe themselves as real-life vampires have found ways to live quietly among us.

"I'm not going to worry and waste sleep at night over who might think I'm a little kooky, because I think I'm a vampire," said Kiera, a registered nurse who works in a hospital in Atlanta. She did not want to be identified by her real name.

Throughout the country and all over the world, a hidden subculture of people believe they are real vampires. They claim to have an "energy leak," which makes them feel sick and lethargic. To offset this energy imbalance, they say they need to feed on other people's energy or blood.

"I try to be very ethical about what I do. I feed predominantly from crowds, so as not to cause harm," said Kiera, a founding member of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance.

Watch the full story on "20/20" Friday at 10 p.m. ET

Kiera considers herself a "psychic" vampire. Other vampires known as "sanguinarians" or "blood-drinkers" claim to feed on the blood of consenting donors. Kiera said she has tried this before.

"I have bitten people and had a very small taste of it, but I don't seek out blood donors to collect blood from and ... drink," she said.

Doctors caution that ingesting or donating blood without the proper medical equipment is very dangerous, as it puts participants at risk for infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis.

In fiction from the classic novel, "Dracula" to the HBO hit series "True Blood," vampires are portrayed as immortal predators with supernatural powers. When they feed on human blood, they kill.

Today's self-described vampires do not claim to be immortal or have superpowers. And they say they don't prey on strangers. They have willing donors, who often are friends or lovers.

CLICK HERE to meet "real-life vampires" featured in the "20/20" piece.

Misfits May Embrace Vampire Subculture

"Some people are misfits. Some people are just creative people who don't feel they fit into normal society," said Katherine Ramsland, professor of Forensic Psychology at DeSales University and author of "The Science of Vampires," who spent two years undercover investigating the vampire subculture. "Some people find the vampire a very empowering figure, and they want to identify with that."
People who identify as vampires often meet at underground clubs, but "they're all over the place," said Ramsland.

"I met people who were in professions, like attorneys, stockbrokers, jewelers, fashion models," she added.

Being a vampire for Kiera is not a choice; she believes it's passed down genetically. Yet for others in the community, it's a lifestyle, which almost always must be kept secret.

"I'm a detective, a police detective. I work in robbery/homicide," said Stephen, who asked "20/20" not to reveal his identity to protect his job.

"I'm a lifestyle vampire. I like the look. I like the archetype of what the vampire is, the power, the sexuality, of what that represents," he said.

'Coming Out of the Coffin'

Stephen, who claims to have psychic abilities, agreed to an interview to shed light on what he calls the real vampire community; but he says he is not ready to "come out of the coffin," as some vampires call it. "I would probably be ostracized for this, and that's what I think is terrible. If I'm a good person, if I am a good officer of the law ...j udge me for that."

Many say being honest about their "vampiric" nature can be a tricky balancing act.

"My family and I have a 'don't ask don't tell' policy. They don't really want to know, and I'm OK with that," said a freelance writer and mother of two who calls herself Sylvere. She lives on a quiet street in Kansas City and says she doesn't really discuss her vampirism with her 8-year-old son, at least, not yet. "I probably won't sit him down and say, 'OK honey, look, I'm a vampire. You need to know.' It will be more if he asks, I will answer."