What to watch on TV? Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena Warrior Princess!

Herc and IolusWhat to watch on TV?  Hercules: The Legendary Journeys!

A family  member recently got into the Xena.  Joxer the Mighty is pretty funny, LOL!  I didn’t know the Ted Raimi wrote that!  Very talented family, what with Ted and Sam Raimi!

Back in the olden days of 1995 (just 18 years ago), I used to watch Hercules.  Back then, my favorite shows included ASS KICKING!  Oh the violence!  Just like when the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show premiered in 1997, lots and lots of ass kicking.  This trend continued with other shows I like, such as Xena Warrior Princess and Angel.Xena Gabby

I’m not a violent person.  But I do like a lot of ACTION when I watch a TV show.  So I am drawn to shows like Hercules, Xena, Buffy and Angel.

I probably haven’t watched Hercules since the season finale in 1999, but I did continue to watch Xena until 2001.

Last night, I decided to set up a “wired” connection on my LG Smart BluRay player.  I had not used it via “wireless” before because of the bad connection.  So I finally hooked it directly to my Uverse set top box via ethernet cable and it The Gangworked like a charm.  Bye, bye bad connection!  Hello great connection!

So last night I had a Hercules Festival.  I started watching the Season 1 episodes until 4AM this morning.  I had forgotten something I did with Hercules and Xena until last night.

This is CORNY, but I choreograph dances to TV show opening credits.  I had forgotten the dance I made up for Hercules until last night.  It’s just a real goofy thing that I do, Herc Montagebeing a dancer, but I make up steps to opening credits on shows.

I remembered the silly dance I made up for Hercules and did it last night.  I have one for Xena, Buffy and many other shows.

God forbid anyone see them but me, unless I get drunk and show my family LOL.

Any-who!  If you have never seen Hercules or Xena, check them out on Netflix or Hulu and start with Season 1, Episode 1.

Xena1Both are great action shows with lots of ass kicking, sex, belly dance costumes, drama!  Great music score by Joseph LoDuca as well!!!!

You will be ENTERTAINED!

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Dance More with Feeling! The Vampire Dancer Saga tribute to Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Once moreMarch, 1990; Sunnihell, CA

“Hey everyone, get over here!” Echo said. She’d gotten her name from her loud voice and they could clearly hear her even though the music was playing loudly. “What is it?” Wiz said, coming over to see. “Oh, It’s just the Riverdance Irish Dancers. Their gimmick is old, but I guess they are still on point. They’re a lot better than I thought,” Will Potter chimed in. Suddenly Zanadu’s eyes went wide, “Am I the only one that’s noticing this?” Everyone peered Buffyharder at the performance, trying to see what they were doing that had caught her attention. Captain Reynolds Rapper was the last to make it over to see what was going on, but he noticed immediately. “Something’s not right here. Those guys are ghosts. It’s a pretty good disguise, but I can see through it. I bet the crowd doesn’t know a thing though,” he said making his way up to the others. “It’s worse than that. They’re casting a spell with their moves. Angela, can you make out what they are trying to do? I don’t have the spell knowledge that you do.”

AngelAngela whipped out special glasses so that she could focus more. “They trying to kill everyone and possess their souls!” she said. They scrambled for a bit trying to figure out how to stop them. “Wait, the spell needs approval. In order for it to completely work, they have to win the competition,” Angela told everyone. “That means we’ll have to dance better than we ever have. It’s a good thing we had that corned beef and cabbage earlier at the St. Patrick’s Day dinner; we’ll need the energy,” Buff Dude said. Firefly“Okay Team Mutant, no mistakes. Everyone dance with everything you have. When we’re done, I want them to say that it’s the best dance performance that ever happened in the 1990’s. I want future generations showing their kids our dancing on VHS so nobody ever forgets how amazing we are. Let’s do this!”

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Should fans be allowed to make casting choices? The Vampire Dancer Saga–Reality TV Show script?

The Vampire Dancer Saga FrontWe all know how traditional casting works.  The studio big wigs chase the actors who can pull in a big fan base.  Or, in some cases, the ACTOR calls all the shots.  Think Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Robert DeNiro, Brad Pitt, Tyler Perry and others on the RARE list of in-demand “A” List Talent who can do what the hell they want!  In particular, those actors who also have their own production company (Will, Robert, Tyler, etc.) , they can do any big budget movie for any studio and also produce their own.

I would LOVE to start a new trend in casting, sort of like a Reality TV Show, where the FANS can pick the ACTORS to play in the final production.  Think: So You Think You Can Dance, we watch the Auditions for the first part of the season and the final dance competition at the end.  By the way, bravo to Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp this season’s Queen & King of SYTYCD!   Was rooting for Eliana all the way!  My favorite dance this season was their ballet duo.

 

Any-who, wouldn’t it be cool to dream about having the Vampire Dancer Saga as a DRAMEDY where the fans call in and vote on dancers, actors and actresses who want to participate?  The first part of the season would be the acting and dancing auditions and the last part would be the actual Dance Decades from the book.

Chehon Wespi-Tschopp Eliana GirardThat would be totally WIN-WIN!  The fans get a chance to participate by voting.  And I would say let the fans also be a part of the show via Skype!  New and veteran actors, actresses and choreographers would have a chance at open casting!  No more Hollywood politics or old favorites.  Let some new blood get a chance!  Also this would give DANCERS of all ages and dance backgrounds a chance to audition.  I would not have any age, race, size, restrictions at all.  Everyone can play, as the book it not just for teens or kids – it has characters of all ages, shapes & sizes.

The perfect show runner for this would be Miss TRIPLE T herself, Debbie Allen.  She would be in charge, as Nigel is in charge of So You Think You can Dance.  Debbie and Fox I’m planning to start bugging you about this, LOL!

With that in mind, I would LOVE your thoughts on comments on this idea, I think it would be a great show, one that I would love to watch!

Speaking of Miss Triple T Debs, what out for your part in newest script below.  We have 3 new Characters:

  • Tobias, I spy David Mann
  • Grace, I spy Tamela Mann
  • Loie, I spy Sutton Foster

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The Vampire Dancer Saga: Chapter 1 – Dancing makes you Buff! (Script, part 2)

MEDDLING GRANNY

Alright, now that we’ve met our contestants, it’s time to get things started. Each team will use their super powers to go back in time to St. Louis in 1900.

As Butchers& Bakers arrive, they find themselves standing in front of a simple family home.

GRANNY

I remember this place. This is your Uncle Tobias place. I haven’t seen Tobias in years. We have to stop and say hello.

BIG DADDY knocks at the door at GRANNY’s insistence. A man answers the door hesitantly at first, but when he sees GRANNY he smiles and opens her arms to her. They hug and he motions everyone into the house.

David MannTOBIAS

What are you all doing here?

TOBIAS wife GRACE comes out of the kitchen.

GRACE

Tobias, who do you have out here?

When GRACE sees GRANNY she, too, is thrilled. The women embrace.

GRACE

I don’t know when I’ve last seen you. What are you doing here?

GRANNY

Just passin’ through. Boy, I remember those dresses—how hot they were in the summer weather.

GRACE

I can’t disagree with you there. I suppose by whatever future you came here from, everyone will be running around with nothing on.

GRANNY

Laughs.

Not exactly. Well, not everyone.Tamela Mann

GRACE

So what can we do for you?

GRANNY

Grace, we’re involved in a little competition.

BIG DADDY

Extra points for anyone who can show off some kinda dance.

GRANNY

Do you think you can teach us one of the local dances?

GRACE

No problem. Tobias, why don’t you move some of that furniture out of the way?

Cut to: A group of Glamour and Voodoo dancers stand in the lobby of a building. A banner says “Loie Fuller School of Dance.” They are overwhelming a local person.

LOIELoie Fuller

You want to learn how to do what?

ALYCE

We want to learn to dance. Can you teach us or not?

LOIE

Sutton FosterAnd you are certain you’ve had dance experience?

ALYCE

Maybe not the sort of dancing you’re used to, but yes, we have had dance experience.

LOIE

I suppose I’ve taught worse looking sorts. If you will all come this way, why don’t we try the tango?

Cut to: The stage is set for one of the competitions to begin. We see the Le Monsters taking the stage and beginning their warm-up exercises.

TRIPLE T

Behind me you see the Le Monsters warming up. They will be the first contestants to strut their stuff in the Vampire Defense Skills competition. Let’s watch as they begin.

From this point TRIPLE T is giving a play-by-play as we watch the action taking place.

TRIPLE TMunsters

And there goes the opening blow. That is a classic move but when it is paired with—and yes, there it is. A classic move goes out dated in one fell swoop. And it looks like the next move is not much better. OH! Did you see that? Old school moves that should just be retired. But it doesn’t stop there as they go in to– No! There they go again. Now this team is the oldest one in the competition and their moves really show it. These skills might have been all the rage 2000 years ago but now they are just old school and campy—these moves are highly unlikely to be effective. If they want to stay in the game they are going to have to get some new blood in there and update those skills. And now for the judges: They have given the Le Monsters a combined score of . . . 3.2.

Here there is a montage of the other teams showing off their Vampire Defense Skills– including a shot of the Braden Hunchbacks bickering amongst themselves and then trying to dispatch a vampire while posing on the stairs– and the judges giving scores of each performance. The montage ends with TRIPLE T’s next speech.

Debbie AllenTRIPLE T

Next up we have the Mutant Weirdoes. They warmed up previously and are ready to begin. And they certainly do come out swinging! . . . Those moves are stylized and precise. . . What a sight to behold. . . Look at how they move together, almost as if they were one. This is what defense skills should look like. . . There is no escaping these guys. . . I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of them. . . . Clean and efficient. These guys have the style that everyone else copies.

And the judges have given the Mutant Weirdoes . . . . 5.0! The Mutant Weirdoes are the winners!

The crowd goes wild. After the applause have died down, RUNO takes the stage.

RUNO

We have just seen what our contestants can do in the way of vampire defense. Next up, our second competition is best powers in which our contestants have an opportunity to impress us with their most unique skills. A large part of the judging will entail, just how well developed these skills are and their level of command. Our first team up in this round is Turd Blue. As you can see behind me, they are taking the stage now.

It looks like Turd Blue is showing us a fantastic tree offering and. . . wait for it. . . wait for it. . . it would appear to be. . . yes, it is. . . a Dionysus worshipping Maenad! Nice! Really nice! Very impressive work from Team Turd Blue. Now let’s go to the judges.

And the judges are tallying the scores. . . it looks like the judges have given them a 4.8. Not bad at all.

Now let’s go on to our next team.

TrueBlood3PELVIS takes the stage and sings “Bad Things.” When he gets to the line “ I want to do real bad things to you,” a chant begins and the crowd goes wild. He and Snooki  flirt with each other as he sings.

This is followed by a montage of the other teams displaying their Best Powers. At one point the Spare Track team attempts to transform an audience member with the chant, “Resistance is futile.” The audience member, however, is wearing earphones and listening to some sort of hand held device and does not hear the chant. The chant is a failure and the crowd boos and starts its own chant, “BEAM THEM UP SNOTTY.” After which the Spare Track Team is transported and disappears.

Judges tally the scores. Turd Blue is declared the winner.

BLEN

Now on to our last competition to determine who will be going on to the semi-finals: The Best Shape Shifter.

VampireDiary1A montage ensues of the teams competing for best shape shifter. During the montage the Diary of a Mad Vamp Team shifts into a version of doubles from the Alternate Universe. Then they conger the St. Louis Arch from 1967 and 2067. The 2067 arch is copper instead of green. The crowd goes wild. Diary of a Mad Vamp team gets a 5.0 from the judges.

KAR ANNA

Alright and now it is time to unveil our winners. Remember those in the top spots will be going on to the semi-finals.

In seventh place we have the Le Monsters! In sixth place is Braden Hunchbacks; in fifth place the Spare Tracks; coming in fourth is the Butchers & Bakers; third place goes to Mutant Weirdoes; In second place we have Turd Blue. And in our top spot, coming in at first place is Diary of a Mad Vamp. Congratulations to everyone!

Mutant Weirdoes take the stage to claim their trophy. ANGELA hold the trophy above her head and shouts exultantly.

ANGELA

Buffy1Let’s get ready to rumble for our next Vampire Olympic Showdown in St. Louis!

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Who would you cast to play in The Vampire Dancer Saga?

Would the Vampire Dancer Saga make a great REALITY TV Show?

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Casting Call: Which actors would you cast to play DWTS (Tom Bergeron, Brooke Burke), SYTYCD (Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy or Cat Deeley), or Buffy characters in the Movie Version of The Vampire Dancer Saga?

The Vampire Dancer SagaI’m working on having a script written for my newly published book, The Vampire Dancer Saga.  Who do you think will be great to cast in the spoofs of Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and Buffy the Vampire Slayer BTVS cast members?

Let’s see if you agree with my cast suggestions:

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
This casting is super EASY!  Let’s put most of the actors from the cancelled The Secret Circle back to work:

Mutant Weirdoes (SunniHell, CA)
Buff Dude (Vampire vanquisher)Chris Zylka
Angela (Vampire)
Zanadu (Glamour dancer)
Will Potter (Male witch from London)
Wiz (Werewolf)

Phoebe TonkinYou may have noticed that Buffy is now a Buff DUDE (she’s a man, baby) and Angel is now a GIRL (Angela).  Also Xander and Willow have switched genders as well.  With that in mind, here are my choices:

  • Buff Dude is now Chris Zylka (who played Jake Armstrong on The Secret Circle)
  • Angela is now Phoebe Tonkin (who played Faye Chamberlain on The Secret Circle)
  • Zanadu is now Shelley Hennig (who played Diana Meade on The Secret Circle)
    Will Potter is now Thomas Dekker (who played Adam Conant on The Secret Circle), hope you don’t mind a bit of red hair dye to look more like Willow, LOL
  • Wiz is now Gray Damon (who played Lee LaBeque on The Secret Circle)

Shelley HennigNext, let’s take a look at the “So You Think You Can Vamp” cast:

“Places everyone. Quiet please,” shouted host Bom Tergeron. With that, the judges, KarAnna, Blen & Runo from DWSDS and Ligel Nitchgow & Murph Mare from SYTYCV with special guest judge Triple T Debs took their places at the Judges Table.

  • For Mare Thomas DekkerMurph, I would recommend an actress who can dance such as Summer Glau.  We’ve seen her dance in episodes of Firefly, Angel and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.  She is a bit young to be Mare, but I bet she can shout HOT TAMALE TRAIN just like Mary!
  • For Ligel Nitchgow, I would recommend Anthony Steward Head from Buffy The Vampire Slayer.  Anthony is only 5 years younger than the “real” Nigel, so that would be perfect.  What is he up to these days anyway?
  • For Bom Tergeron, I would recommend Sean Maher from Firefly, Warehouse 13 and The Playboy Club.  He is 20 years younger than the “real” Tom but with a bit of gray hairs (ala George Clooney), he will look very handsome.Gray Damon

Kat Dealy replaced Rook Rurke as the co-host alongside Bom Tergeron for the 3000 Vampire Olympics Finals.  “Welcome Hepcats to our 3000 Vampire Olympic Finals. Let’s give a big hand to our JEEJEDGES,” announced Kat as the Special Guest judges took their seat. Bom cracked and said, “No one can understand your cockney British accent Kat, why don’t you just say: Judges?”

  • ForSummer Glau Kat Dealy, I would recommend Kaley Cuoco from Charmed and The Big Bang Theory.
  • For Rook Rurke, I would recommend Morena Baccarin from Firefly, V and Serenity,

Wow!  I just can’t get Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly out of my head.  I love ANYTHING by the master producer JOSS WHEDON!!!

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Who would you cast in the screenplay of THE VAMPIRE DANCER SAGA?

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The Vampire Dancer Saga: Part 1 – Dancing makes you Buff! 6/22/12

VampireDancer1A fictional tale of dances from the 1900s-2010s

Part 1: Dancing makes you Buff! the 1900s

“Places everyone. Quiet please,” shouted host Bom Tergeron. With that, the judges, KarAnna, Blen & Runo from DWSDS and Ligel Nitchgow & Murph Mare from SYTYCV with special guest judge Triple T Debs took their places at the Judges Table.

Bom said it is time to explain the rules for this very special year 3000 Vampire Olympics that happens every 10 years. This year’s competition included the following categories:

Part 1: Supernatural Protection Skills

  1. Vampire Defense (fending off against wooden stakes, silver, garlic, decapitation)VoodooDancer
  2. Best Power (Witchcraft, Spell, Potion, Premonition or Voodoo Skills)
  3. Strongest Shifter (Mummy, Zombie, Wolf, Ram or Hart)

The 4 teams that make it past Part 1 of the competition will move to Semi-Finals

Part 2: World Transformation

Change the World Events from what originally happened

The remaining 3 teams will compete for the winner of the 3000 Vampire Olympics

StLouis1900cPart 3: World Transformation

  1. Change the World back to the way events really happened

The Winners will receive:

  1. First Place A Black tricked-out Coffin that has special lights for Vampires, built-in TV, DVD, PC, Internet, Mini Kitchen filled with blood vials, Toilet & Shower; they will also receive a Black Voodoo Doll Head with Special PowersCoffin7
  2. 2nd Place A Purple mini version of a Rhinestone Coffin, this one only has a built-in TV
  3. 3rd Place A Wooden mini-coffin filled with blood vials, including AB, A, B and O.

The winners from 2090, the Collins (LaBelle, Jack, Ed, Lisa and Barnaby), were on hand to pick the Location and Year for this year’s competition.

LaBelle took the mic and announced that the Year will be 1900 and the Location will be St. Louis, MO. Each team had 1 hour for each competition (Vampire Defense, Best Power and Shifting), with 10 TrekCaptainsminutes to prepare for each challenge.

First each team has a 10 minute limit to use their Best Power to shift them into the time and place for the event. Once they arrive, they must “Glamour” the location so that no ordinary citizens can view the guests from the future.

After all judges and audience members have teleported there to view, then each team can start the first competition – Vampire Defense.

The Judges will eliminate 1 of the 7 teams during the 10 minute intermission using a combination of their scores and the audience votesMarilyn3
The remaining 6 teams will now compete in the Best Power competition.
The Judges will eliminate 1 of 6 teams during the last 10 minute intermission.
The remaining 5 teams will now compete in the Strongest Shifter competition.
The Judges will eliminate 1 of 5 teams after the Shifter competition.
The remaining 5 teams will go to the Semi-Finals.

TwilightTo ensure that there would absolutely be no CHEATING, a special enforcement team of Super Witches will oversee all Glamour, potions, spells, voodoo and seeing past and future events. Just, then very charming ladies took the stage. LaBelle said, “May I present our Special Witch Police for the Vampire Olympics: Meddling Granny, Prunes, Pippa, Feeble and Pageant! Don’t these ladies look charming?”

The crowded went wild with excitement, especially since Meddling Granny and Prunes had not died in the Alternate Universe.

Bom said, “Let the 3000 Vampire Olympics competition begin!”Charmed

The 7 Teams passed the Torch from team to team and then Bom lit the cauldron with the torch flame.

Bom said, ‘I am proud to present this year’s competitors. Please give a warm welcome to the following teams.”

Each team came out 1 by 1 and was applauded loudly by the crowd:

  • Mutant Weirdoes (SunniHell, CA)
    Buff Dude (Vampire vanquisher)
    Angela (Vampire)
    Zanadu (Glamour dancer)
    Will Potter (Male witch from London)
    Wiz (Werewolf)Buffy1
  • Diary of the Mad Vamps (Thinspace 5, VA)
    B’Lanna (Glamour dancer)
    Demon (Googly eyed Zombie)
    Satan (Wimp Vamp)
    CatTwin (B’Lanna from the Alternate Universe, also a dancer)
    Batty (Witchcraft)
  • Turd Blue (Temptations, LA)
    Snookie (Bitch Witch from New Jersey)
    Pelvis (Elvis from the Alternate Universe, Pelvic dancer)
    Jake Brickhouse (Womanizer)
    RuPaul Fayette (A vampire that can shift to man, woman or mixture of both)
    Sara Thor (Voodoo Dancer)
  • Le Monsters (New Orleans, LA)TrueBlood2
    Grandpa Jacob (Vampire)
    Edward (Werewolf)
    Hermes (Frankenstein)
    Lila (Bride of Frankenstein and Witch)
    Marla (Marilyn Monroe from the Alternate Universe, Glamour Dancer)
  • Spare Tracks (Railroad Captains from the Future)
    Cisco Ten (Emits prophets of past or future events)
    Picky John (Borg, Can seduce any woman or man)
    Bill Fatner (Can smash vampires by sitting on them)
    Copy Hipburns (Glamour Dancer)
    Archie Dracula (Leaps while Ruining Cult Favorites)VampireDiary1
  • Butchers & Bakers (Jackson, MS)
    Big Daddy (Butcher)
    Granny Smith (Witch)
    Aunt Ethel (Country Cooking & Potions)
    Dolf Jr. (Werewolf)
    Sherry (Glamour Dancer & can Freeze Time)
  • The Braden Hunchbacks (Notre Dame, IN)
    Mitchell Braden (Wife Beater)
    Caroline Braden (Witch)
    Jane Braden (Can Freeze Time)
    Cynthia Braden (Can see past & future events)
    Alyce Braden (Glamour Dancer & can Move Items)

Then Meddling Granny announced that it was time for each team to use their Super powers to take their team back iBrideFrankensteinn time to St. Louis, MO in 1900.

Team Butchers & Bakers were the first team to arrive in St. Louis. They had an advantage since Big Daddy had family there in town. So they were quite familiar with the town and townsfolk. Granny Smith laughed as she saw the ladies of that time wearing those God-awful heavy dresses. She remembered wearing those dresses how hot they were during the summer. Big Daddy and Granny visited their relatives, who taught them a quick dance. The dance will come in handy during the competition because it was from the 1900s.

The Glamour Dancers and Voodoo Dancers from the other teams were planning to use dances from the 1900s as well to impress the judges. They studied from Loie Fuller and other dancer greats who taught them Ballroom and Tango dances.

TangoEach team can get 2 extra points for great dancing skills shown during each 3 parts of the competition. So dance was very important if you wanted to win.

The first team, Le Monsters, took the stage to show off their Vampire Defense Skills. This team had been around the longest but their killings skills were campy, old school and stale. Then it was time for the Mutant Weirdoes. This team had actually set the pace for any other Genre Team that followed. The Collins, Charming Special Witch Police and Diary of the Mad Vamps had all copied and imitated their style to become cult favorites.

The Mutant Weirdoes had a special skill of “Trash Talking” and using a certain slang and cracking jokes whilst vanquishing the vampires. They easily won the Buffy ParkVampire Defense Competition.

The worst team in Vampire Defense was The Braden Hunchbacks. There was too much bickering during the Vampire Defense, with Jane shouting, “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha” while she froze time. Then they had the nerve to try to vanquish a vamp while posing on a staircase. That move was so out of style from 1969. They were loudly booed as they were eliminated and thrown out.

Next came the Best Power Competition. The Turd Blue team Elvis2showed a fantastic tree offering and transformation into a Dionysus-worshipping Maenad. The crowd went wild and the ratings soared for their sponsor GoHoBos. The ladies in the audience swooned when Pelvis sang the song “Bad Things” and transformed it to a chant for Snookie, “I want to do real bad things to you.” The ladies just loved hearing him say, “Snookie” in that sexy, Deep South twang.

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The Spare Tracks team did awful in the Best Power category. They tried to transform an audience member into a Borg by chanting, “Resistance is Futile.” But the audience member was listening to music from their IPod so the transformation did not work.. So the Spare Track team members begin turning on each other and shouting insults like, “Bill why didn’t you sit on that vamp and smash him. Archie why didn’t you leap into that into audience member and pretend to be a Borg? Way to go Archie, you have lost all of our cult followers now!” The crowd booed “Beam them up Snotty” as the team teleported away from the competition.Janeway

The final category was Best Shape Shifter. The Diary of the Mad Vamps team easily won this category. They shifted into their versions of doubles from the Alternate Universe. But not only that, they conjured the St. Louis Arch fromborg the year 1967, since the competition was held in the same location, but it hadn’t been built yet. To top that off, they showed the judges a time relapse movie of the Arch as it was being planned from a model from 1947 to 1963. Then they showed a mirror image of the 1967 Arch next to the 2067 Arch. The judges gave them extra points since the Arch from 2067 was copper, not green. The crowd went wild when they saw the Arch. The Diary of the Mad Vamps easily won the Best Shape Shifter category.

The ending order of the Teams for the 3 categories were:

  1. Diary of the Mad Vamps, 1st placeArch
  2. Turd Blue, 2nd place
  3. Mutant Weirdoes, 3rd place
  4. Butchers & Bakers, 4th place
  5. Spare Tracks, 5th place
  6. Braden Hunchbacks, 6th place
  7. Le Monsters, 7th place

The remaining 4 teams were very proud that they will be moving on the Semi-Finals of the Vampire Olympics.

Angela from the Mutant Weirdoes Team shouted, “Let’s get Ready to Rumble for our next Vampire Olympic Showdown in St. Louis!”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tango_dance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BurlesqueBallroom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loie_Fuller
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_film
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_monroe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Pressley
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunchback_of_Notre_Dame
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein

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