Aliens can Dance! Happy Father’s Day 2013!

Brat1June, 1960; Roswell, NM
As a special surprise for Father’s Day, 1961, Caroline took Big Daddy to Roswell, New Mexico to see team Le Monster, compete in a big dance competition. The competition was being sponsored by area 51. Despite the government’s insistence that they knew nothing about extraterrestrials and super natural beings, they regularly held competitions for these unusual beings as a way to encourage good will and hopefully boost recruitment of supernatural and extraterrestrial beings into the military.

Caroline made sure to get really good seats. She and Big Daddy sat in the front row, center seats. As the competition got started, a Beer Bratsvendor came around selling brats and beer. Knowing how much Big Daddy loved brats and beer, she bought them around. They enjoyed the beer and the brats as they cheered on their favorite team, the Le Monsters. Big Daddy was a huge fan of Hermes. Team Le Monster was pitted against the Aliens who had been in negotiations with military personnel at Area 51 for a possible exchange program. Because the Le Monsters were the home team, The Aliens were given the first shot.

MonkeyThe Aliens started with the swim—which was both unusual and beautiful as they each had six arms. The Le Monsters came back with the twist, led by their alternate, Annette Funicello, because Grandpa twisted his back just before the competition. Because of his large size, Hermes accidentally knocked Edward over, costing their team a few points. Marla, on the other hand, was a natural. She and Annette twisted their way into a few bonus points, helping to make up for the ones Hermes lost the team.

The Aliens countered with the pony and then turned up the heat Twiston the competition with what appeared to be a ballet. The judges were impressed that the Aliens turned their six arms into an asset rather than allowing it to be a drawback. Knowing that they would have to pull out all the stops, Hermes and Lila took one another’s hand, standing center stage and lead their team in a country line dance. As their boots clicked and shuffled away on the stage, the Aliens could see that the Le Monsters were going to be the clear winners. Knowing that they would have to make their move before the competition ended, they teleported two people who were sitting at the very center of the front row because they were the easiest to see.

WP_000416 - CopyAs the audience applauded wildly, Hermes noticed that Big Daddy and Caroline, who had been the Le Monsters’ most enthusiastic supporters throughout the performance were now gone. He glanced over to Grandpa who motioned to the empty spot, off-stage, where the Aliens were supposed to be standing. As soon as the applause died down, Hermes grabbed the gang and they headed outside the hangar where the competition had taken place in time to watch as the Aliens’ space ship took off. Lila had the group grab one another’s hands and stand in a circle right where the ship had been. She looked at Marla and Annette and they all knew what to do. The ladies “glamoured” the group to the place where the ship was going.

Brat2ALIENS VS. MONSTERS!

WHO WON THIS 1960s DANCE BATTLE?

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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!

END SCRIPT

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

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The Vampire Dancer Slayer: Family Casting Choices

The Vampire Dancer Saga FrontI asked my family members who they would choose to portray them if The Vampire Dancer Saga script ever makes it to the small screen on TV or big screen as a movie.

Their choices were really SPOT ON!

My brother suggested Laurence Fishburn, and I had not thought about that before, but they do look just alike!  But since Chapter 10: Dances with Wolves takes place in the 1990s, I convinced my brother to let him play our father instead.

My sister made 3 suggestions: Gabrielle Union, Nia Long and Jill Marie Jones,Bianca Lawson again she was spot on, because they all do favor her.  But I picked the youngest of the 3, Jill Marie Jones as the actress who would look most like her in Chapter 10: Dances With Wolves, the 1990s.

My brother also suggested Idris Alba to play the character Lance, which was spot on and Tasha Smith for Aunt Stine, which is unreal because Tasha does play a sort of “tough” character in many of her TV and film roles, which is similar our aunt.  Aunt Stine does not play, she will “cut you with a knife” or throw a shoe at you when you are wrong!

Here are the rest of the casting recommendations, I hope my family approves!

The actor/actress pictures are listed in the same order as Actor/Actress Recommended on this list below.  For example, Bianca Lawson (photo on right) is the 1st actress on the list.

Character Name Actor/Actress Recommended                                      
Alyce “Baker” Braden (Big Daddy’s daughter) Bianca Lawson
Aunt Ethel (Leana’s Great Aunt) Jenifer Lewis
Big Daddy Baker Malik Yoba
Brenna (Dolf Jr’s wife) Niecy Nash
Dolf Jr. (Leana’s son) Terrence Howard
Dolf Sr. (Leana’s husband) Laurence Fishburn
Dot (Nook’s wife) Lisa Raye McCoy
Dragon Ball Booga (ShawnTay’s son) Gunnar Washington
Fatiene (Leana’s sister) Kim Fields
Gia (Leana’s daughter) Tisha Campbell
Granny Smith (Big Daddy’s fictional mother) Loretta Devine
Jac’ichi (Dolf Sr’s dad) Reggie Lee
Jet (Fatiene’s son) Wesley Johnson
Kandy (Leana’s daughter) Jill Marie Jones
Kief (Stine’s son) Donald Faison
Lance (Leana’s son) Idris Elba
Leana (Dolf Sr’s wife) Angela Bassett
Louella (Dolf Sr’s mistress)
Mare (Lance’s girlfriend)
Adina Porter
Tanika Ray
MeanKeen (Tam’s ex-husband) Thomas Mikal Ford
Nikka (Fatiene’s daughter) Elise Neal
Popcorn (ShawnTay’s friend) Jenna von Oy
Regent (Leana’s son) Allen Payne
ShawnTay (Sherry’s daughter) Raven Symoné
Sherry (Leana’s daughter) Monique Coleman
Stine (Leana’s sister) Tasha Smith
Tam (Leana’s daughter)
Tangina (Sherry’s friend)
Natalie Desselle-Reid
Nadine Ellis
TayLynn (Tam’s daughter) Keshia Night-Pulliam
Tuppers (ShawnTay’s daughter)
Uncle Nat (Big Daddy’s son)
Willow Smith
Kent Faulcon
Uncle Nook (Dolf Sr’s brother) Christopher B Duncan
Uncle Sunny (Dolf Sr’s brother) Maurice Hines
Viva (Dolf Sr’s mom) Persia White
VuDaje (ShawnTay’s daughter) China Ann McClain

Jenifer3Malik Yoba3Neicy Nash

Jenifer Lewis, Malik Yoba, Neicy Nash

Terrence HowardLawrence Fishburne3Lisa Raye McCoy

Terrence Howard, Laurence Fishburn, Lisa Raye McCoy

Gunnar WashingtonKim FieldsTisha Campbell2Loretta Devine1

Gunnar Washington, Kim Fields, Tisha Campbell, Loretta Devine

Reggie LeeWesley JohnsonJill Marie Jones

Reggie Lee, Wesley Johnson, Jill Marie Jones

Donald FaisonIdris ElbaAngela Bassett

Donald Faison, Idris Elba, Angela Bassett

Adina PorterThomas Mikal FordElise Neal

Adina Porter, Thomas Mikal Ford, Elise Neal

Jenna von OyeAllen PayneRaven Symon

Jenna von Oy, Allen Payne, Raven Symoné

Monique ColemanTasha SmithNatalie Desselle-Reid

Monique Coleman, Tasha Smith, Natalie Desselle-Reid

Keshia Night-PulliamWillow SmithChristopher B Duncan

Keshia Night-Pulliam, Willow Smith, Christopher B. Duncan

Maurice HinesPersia WhiteChina Ann McClain

Maurice Hinds, Persia White, China Ann McClain

tanika raynadine ellisKent Faulcon

Tanika Ray, Nadine Ellie, Kent Faulcon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bianca_Lawson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Lewis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malik_Yoba
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niecy_Nash
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrence_Howard
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_Fishburne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LisaRaye_McCoy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_Washington
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Fields
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tisha_Campbell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loretta_Devine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Lee_%28actor%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesley_Jonathan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Marie_Jones
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Faison
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idris_Elba
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Bassett
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adina_Porter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanika_Ray
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mikal_Ford
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elise_Neal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenna_von_O%C3%BF
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Payne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven-Symon%C3%A9
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monique_Coleman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasha_Smith
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Desselle-Reid
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0255001/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keshia_Knight_Pulliam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willow_Smith
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Faulcon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_B._Duncan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Hines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persia_White
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Anne_McClain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Acres
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beverly_Hillbillies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_munsters
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https://learnbellydancewithshalimarali.com/2012/06/21/the-vampire-dancer-saga-part-6-dancing-back-and-forth-to-the-future-62112/
https://learnbellydancewithshalimarali.com/2012/06/19/the-vampire-dancer-saga-part-7-why-did-martin-john-and-bobby-stop-dancing-61912/
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Alternates:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielle_Union
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nia_Long
As young Kandy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Winbush

POST UPDATED 9/3/12:  I forgot 3 characters.   They are now on the list.  Some quick thoughts on Chapter 7: Why did Martin, John and Bobby stop dancing, the 1960s.  This chapter reminds me of my favorite 1960s TV shows, like Green Acres.  I could totally see a 1960s MASHUP of different shows like The Munsters, The Beverly Hillbillies in this Episode.   Aunt “Dot” was nowhere similar to Lisa Douglas (played by Eva Gabor), nor was Uncle “Nook” similar to Oliver Douglas (played by Eddie Albert).  The real Uncle “Nook” was an auto mechanic and my real Aunt “Dot” is more down-to-earth.  She has the best Macaroni & Cheese in the world!  We really did live down the street from them on in the 1960s.  But my real Aunt “Ethel” was really like the real “Granny Clampett” cooking pigeons and other Southern food classics.  The Vampire Dancer Saga, Part 1, did not credit my Uncle Johnny (Fatiene’s husband), who really did teach the real Lance about singing, not Uncle Nat, but that will be explored in Part 2 of The Vampire Dancer Saga!

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Casting Call: Which actors would you cast to play the alternate Marilyn Monroe, Grandpa Munster, Vanessa L. Williams and DWTS (Carrie Ann, Bruno) in the Movie Version of The Vampire Dancer Saga?

The Vampire Dancer Saga back coverI’m back with more DREAM CASTING WISHES for my newly published book, The Vampire Dancer Saga!

Chapters 1 and 7 mention a family that sounds suspiciously like our favorite TV family of creatures, but this family lives in the “Mockingbird” Estates:

Le Monsters (New Orleans, LA)
Grandpa Jacob (Vampire)
Edward (Werewolf)
Hermes (Frankenstein)
Lila (Bride of Frankenstein and Witch)
Marla (Marilyn Monroe from the Alternate Universe, Glamour Dancer)Grandpa Al Lewis1

The Grandpa Jacob character in my book is dating my Aunt Ethel. His family of kooky “monsters” come over and dance with my family. My dream actor to play Grandpa Jacob would be TOY CAMDEN!

I TWEETED TOY recently and was so please to get a Reply & RETWEET back:

Shalimar Ali @Shalimaral
@Camden_Toy You’re BRILLIANT beyond the makeup I would love to have you play Grandpa Jacob aka Grandpa in The Munsters wp.me/p20aoF-lU
Camden Toy @Camden_Toy
@Shalimaral Thank you for your kind words. I would love to

Toy Camden2I LOVE Toy Camden! He is one of my favorite actors on Buffy the Vampire Slayer! I love how his characters like Gnarl and The Gentleman are not just an actor in makeup; but he becomes that character!

For my Aunt Ethel, I would love to have the very funny and talented JENIFER LEWIS play her. I love every character that Jenifer has played in every TV Show or Movie. She always STEALS THE SHOW! When I know that she is going to be in a TV show or movie, her character is the one that I wait to see, even if she is not the main character. It would be a hoot to see her play my kooky auntie who reminds me so much of Granny Clamplett.

Jenifer1

So many actresses have played MARILYN MONROE! But one actress sticks out to play her from the Alternate Universe because of the resemblance, but also because she could make Marilyn appeal to a whole new generation of Hip Hop. This actress also likes to Rap. She is BRITT ROBERTSON from The Secret Circle and Swingtown!

Gia told Vanilla that she had another prediction that one day Eckels will end up with her man Foxy Ricky.

Chapter 9 is a spoof; but also a tribute to one of my favorite singers and actresses of all time: VANESSA WILLIAMS. This might be too much of a dream, but KATERINA GRAHAM would be perfect to cast for this character. She’s working on The Vampire Diaries and is probably too busy, but hey – it never hurts to dream, right?  Also, did you catch the part about Britt Robertson1Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku hooking up in this chapter?

Marilyn Monroe

A few years back, ABC had Dance Wars featuring Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. I really liked that show because it made the judges put their money where their mouth is. It may seem easy to sit in a chair and judge other dancers. But can that same judge really dance? Are they qualified to judge other dancers? Dance Wars answered that question with a big YES. Both Carrie Ann and Bruno are very talented. I have a spoof of them in Chapter 11 of my book:

They rehearsed the Foxtrot, their 1st dance of the Season. They got a score of 23 during the Live show, which really insulted Sherry. She thought they could do much better. So she planned to Glamour the judges, KarAnna, Blen and Runo. Gia predicted Vanessa2they would get a 23 and 24 in the following weeks, so Sherry made sure to Glamour the Judges into giving her 10-10-10 instead.

My dream actress for KarAnna is DICHEN LACHMAN. And my dream actor to play Runo is ENVER GJOKAJ. Both were in the brilliant show Dollhouse. Again with the love of all things Joss Wheden! But it would be so cool to see them reunited, this time as bickering judges.

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The Vampire Dancer Saga

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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