Thursday, April 5, 2012

A to Z - Egil and Everybody

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Eugene Clark

As “Big daddy” You know - the one that figures out how to get to the cutoff city by traveling under water in Land of the Dead.
Clark's best-known film role was in George A. Romero's Land of the Dead as the head zombie, "Big Daddy". He has a lengthy résumé in American and Canadian television and film, including appearances on Night Heat as Colby, The Twilight Zone, Side Effects, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, and a cameo in Trailer Park Boys: The Movie. He also starred in the VH1 film Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story and in the thriller Legend of the Mountain Witch.


Everybody's All-American

Is a 1988 motion picture directed by Taylor Hackford and based on the novel Everybody's All-American by longtime Sports Illustrated contributor Frank Deford. The film covers 25 years in the life of a college football hero. It stars Dennis Quaid, Jessica Lange, Timothy Hutton and John Goodman.
Tells the story of a fictional famous college football player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the early 1950s. The setting of the novel was changed to Louisiana State University for the movie adaptation. The main character, Gavin Grey, wins the Heisman Trophy and then goes on to a professional career, but is sidetracked by alcoholism, failed business ventures, and marital difficulties among other unfortunate events.



Eric Northman

A fictional character in The Southern Vampire Mysteries,by  bestselling author Charlaine Harris. Eric is portrayed in the books as being somewhat arrogant, but having a true joie de vivre. In the ninth book, Dead and Gone Eric revealed details about his human life as a Viking. He was deemed a man at the age of twelve. At sixteen he married Aude, his brother's widow. The couple had six children, but only three were living at the time of his turning, two boys and a girl. Aude and their sixth child died of a fever shortly after the birth when Eric was in his early twenties. It is revealed in the television series that the vampire king of Mississippi murdered his entire family before stealing his father's Viking crown. In the books, he was ambushed one night by a Roman vampire named Appius Livius Ocella and subsequently turned. In the television series, he was made a vampire by Godric. In the television show, it is also shown that Eric was a Viking prince, which is neither denied nor explicitly stated in the novel series. In the first novel, Dead Until Dark, Sookie thinks Eric is  radiant with blond hair and blue eyes, tall and broad shouldered. He’s approximately six-foot-four.


I love the picture ... it's a tad blurry but it reads... Because Eric ate Edward Cullen ... Alive. Bahahahaha!


He's right up my alley! *shhh, don't tell my husband*




Elder Wand
The Elder Wand, known throughout history as the Deathstick and the Wand of Destiny, is an extremely powerful wand made of elder wood with a core of Thestral tail hair. It is supposedly the most powerful wand in existence, and when used by its true master, he or she cannot be defeated in a duel; though according to Dumbledore, this is false, for he was able to defeat the legendary dark wizard Grindelwald, who was master of the Elder Wand at that point. It also appears, as the wand is somewhat sentient that it will not allow itself to cause real harm to its true master. If a master dies naturally without ever being defeated, the wand's power will die for any following owner, since it was never won from the former.



Egil
In Norse mythology, Egil is the name of a farmer in the poem Hymiskvida who looked after Thor's goats while the god was visiting the giant Hymir. Egil is possibly the father of Thor's servants Þjálfi and Röskva due to certain similarities found in Snorri's Gylfaginning. In both poems the gods embark on a journey to visit giants, on the way they stop at the home of a farmer or peasant, and at one point one of Thor's goats becomes lame. Hymiskvida states that Loki was the cause of the laming, but Egil was held responsible since in the next stanza his two children are taken by Thor into his service just before the end of the poem.

33 comments:

  1. Ha, I love the pic of Eric Northman! He is SO HOT!

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  2. In the movie (and possibly the book, because I can't remember the details it's been so long) I wondered why Harry didn't use the elder wand to fix his wand before he chucked it off the bridge.

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    1. In the book he uses the elder wand to fix his, but in the movie he didn't. Apparently he was fed-up! lol

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  3. Eric *sigh* What a dream and a nightmare all wrapped up into one. I love his character. Great post and picture. :)

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    1. I love Alexander Skarsgard! So sexy.

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  4. Land of the Dead was a cool take on zombies. And Jon Leghozagazbheiof (sp? Lmao) was an awesome zombie.

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    1. Bahahahaha! Jon L is great in everything he does.

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  5. Eric is my sisters favorite vampire. She has a t-shirt that says Team Eric.

    I don't even know how to begin to pronounce some of those words in the Norse Mythology section.

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    1. Huh, I might have to swipe her shirt from her.

      I don't know how to say them either but they look really cool.

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  6. Everybody's All American looks good!

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  7. Oh, and congrats on 100 followers.

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  8. Congrats on the 100 followers! Your blog is amazing so there's no doubt why you've got so many :)

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  9. Haha. Eric ate Eddie. LOVE IT!!

    Congrats on 100!!

    Jen from http://falling4fiction.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm sure he would too; probably because he sparkled, that's not natural.

      And thanks!

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  10. Congrats on all the followers!

    I can't believe as much as I love zombie movies I have never seen Land of the Dead! You have me wanting to rent it tonight just by telling me there is a head zombie. So do they think and try to to plot to get the humans too? Totally intrigued:)

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  11. Thanks!

    Hmmm... I guess you could say that there is plotting involved but mainly by "Big Daddy". You should watch it. In fact I might see if I can rewatch it this weekend too.

    Let me know what you think.

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  12. I love Eric! We're on first name basis. Lol

    Congrats on the followers. I need to be sure I'm one of them. Going to check now.

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  13. Of course, I'm a follower. Don't know why I thought otherwise. Lol

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    1. You had Eric on the brain, it's understandable!

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  14. Congrats on the followers! Love all these E words you featured here. My favorite would have to be the Elder Wand, though.
    Great A-Z post!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  15. That Eric posters is hilarious!!! Congrats on 100 :)

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  16. Nice bunch of E's, Danielle. I haven't read the vampire series you mentioned, but love that he ate Edward. :) That's great.

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  17. Eric Northman... definitely my favorite. Especially in the tv show. Yum.

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  18. Not the biggest fan of vampire stuff, but sounds like I should check out The Southern Vampire Mysteries.

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  19. Eric was my absolute favorite in the books and I was so excited when they got Alex Skarsgard to play him. What a hunk!

    My E

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  20. Do you happen to know the name of that dude's dentist? Awesome work!

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  21. Haha, I love that picture! Ate Edward Cullen alive, indeed.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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