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HOW TO ENTER TO WIN
To enter, simply hit the like button for this blog’s Facebook page, below.

Then leave a comment simply stating Pike and your Facebook username, for instance, I would comment, Pike Emma Moon. I do think that this is fairly simple but people aren’t fond of my commenting system so this giveaway will be going on for the next two weeks, until November 13, 2012 at 7PM ET. It is only open to US residents.

WHAT IS THIRST?

Happy Halloween! Okay, technically Halloween’s tomorrow but I’m starting this giveaway today dagnabbit! Plus with Hurricane Sandy, Frankentstorm, or whatever the fuck you want to call it, I feel like we’ve lost Halloween day. It feels like Christmas already. Ah, global warming.

Anyway, I was a huge fan of Christopher Pike as a pre-teen. I devoured all of his books. My absolutely favorites that I continued to re-read over the years are his installments of the ongoing adventures of the vampire Sita/Alisa, The Last Vampire series. Sita is both bloodthirsty and loving. A few years ago the original books were compiled and re-released with new covers as the Thirst series, no doubt to capitalize on the vampire craze that’s been going on for a while.

Then something truly magical happened, in 2010 a full 16 years after the release of the first book we were treated to a new Sita adventure. Since then there has been yet another new book and the next is being released in 2013.

While shopping not long ago I was able to pick up extra copies of a couple of the books at a great price. These are brand new and unread. However there is price sticker residue left on the back covers of both books and a bit on the front on one because I couldn’t completely remove it. There is also a Sharpie smudge on the edge of Thirst No. 3. These books are not returnable to any store. They are to be enjoyed.

WHERE DO THESE BOOKS FIT INTO THE SERIES?
I am giving away Thirst No. 2, which is a compilation of the original books from 1996, 4. Phantom, 5. Evil Thirst and 6. Creatures of Forever. Plus the winner will receive Thirst No. 3, The Eternal Dawn. Thirst No. 3 can also be considered book 7 in the series. It was the first new book, which was released in 2010. For more on specific plots, check out the series’ Wikipedia page.

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Christopher Pike Facebook

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Since it’s Star Wars Day I’m going to write a bit about my love for/history with the flicks. Plus I’m including some fun pics.

When I was 13 years old the original Star Wars flicks were rereleased to get everyone hyped for the future prequels. Prior to 1997 I hadn’t had any interest in them. I thought they looked boring and were for boys.

However there was so much hype surrounding midnight screenings (which were totally new here) and my father wanted to introduce my sister and I to them.

So i went to see A New Hope and I fell hard. I’ve always considered myself to be a bit more like a guy in my thinking. I fell for Han Solo. Yes, that began my Harrison Ford obsession. You see where teen guys got all hot and bothered over a young Carrie Fisher I was going crazy for mutton chopped Ford. A sarcastic guy with a giant, furry sidekick? What is not to like?

So I immediately went home and dug out the tape my father had me record them on from the Christmas before (they used to run the original trilogy around Christmas yearly) so I wouldn’t have to wait until the next month to see the second movie.

Of course it wasn’t all about holstered dudes striking poses. I too loved the lightsabers and CRAZY twists in the sequels. He’s what to her? Who is his father?

By the time the first prequel came out two years later I owned two lightsabers and had 3 Star Wars posters in my bedroom. Yeah, I was totally cool. To post a photo of the Episode 1 fishermen style bucket hat that I wore the year I was 15/16 would no doubt be amusing but my eyebrows were out of control so I think I’ll pass. I even had a birthday cake with Ewan McGregor wielding a lightsaber for my 16th birthday, yeah.

I actually enjoyed the first prequel. I can tell you this because looking over my high school journal I counted seeing it at the theater at least thrice (okay, it was also cuz of McGregor). I wasn’t as crazy about the other two prequels but I did used to dislike Hayden Christensen so that didn’t help.

Okay I don’t have the blu-rays (cuz I’m poor), didn’t go see the 3D transfer of Episode One (3D transfers suck!) and I did take the opportunity to joke about it on twitter.

My Star Wars joy is still there though. You can see my excitement in the photos below.

I enjoy frequenting the nearby Steel City Con on occasion where I love seeing fans dress in Star Wars regalia. Believe me when I say that when I used to attend horror conventions this was a big no no. Horror fans do not react well to a Luke Skywalker parading around, just a warning for y’all. I also was able to meet a few actors from the flicks.

with Billy Dee Williams and his son Corey Dee Williams (yes, that’s a Millenium Falcon tee)

with Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) at 2012 Philadelphia Comic Con

with Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) at 2012 Philadelphia Comic Con

Yes, I’m wearing my Chewbacca tee (which I carried in my purse and put on over a sexy dress). He was nice even though I couldn’t afford to purchase anything from him.

Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)

I ran out of money so I just snuck around and took this on the fly.

random R2-D2 sighting

Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker)

During a previous Steel City Con (2010) I had the pleasure to meet Jake Lloyd. As I like to look up actors prior to meeting them, the night before I learned he is basically universally hated by Star Wars fans. Seems totally harsh to hate on a then little kid, but whatever. At any rate his table was completely empty. He was very amiable and totally let me take a photo free of charge. I am making a hideously awkward face because my father said “she’s your favorite” just to have something to say while he was taking the photo. So yeah.

I’ve also met some other fans at various Steel City Cons wearing kick ass costumes.

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Anakin Skywalker

Darth Vader

Stormtrooper

May the force be with you!

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Yes guys today is the live Q&A with Angelina Jolie. It will start at 8PM EST (5PM PST). You can participate below.

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I’ve been anticipating the new American Pie movie, American Reunion, for quite a while. Recently I noticed that some trailers and stills were released. Yay!

This sequel stars the original cast including Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, Natasha Lyonne, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jennifer Coolidge and John Cho. The movie is about the gang reuniting for their high school reunion.

You can glean the following from these trailers. Jim now has to hide his masturbation from his wife and kid instead of his dad. Kevin is a house husband. Stifler’s trying to pick up high school girls. Stifler’s mom and Jim’s dad might hook up.



American Reunion will be released in the US on April 6, 2012.

For more fun you can check out the following sites (which is where most of the above photos are sourced from):
American Pie Facebook
American Reunion Official Site
Jason Biggs twitter
Mena Suvari Facebook
Tara Reid twitter
Alyson Hannigan twitter
Thomas Nicholas Band twitter
Jennifer Coolidge twitter
Shannon Elizabeth twitter
John Cho twitter

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