The Vampire Dancer Saga: Part 2 – Dance can Change the World, 6/23/12

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

Part 2 – Dance can Change the World, the 1910s

Bom Tergeron was looking very handsome, dapper and fine, as usual, as he prepared for the Vampire Olympic Semi Finals.

“Welcome to our 3000 Vampire Olympic Semi Finals,” shouted Bom as the audience and judges took their seats.

Let’s welcome back our 4 remaining teams:

  1. Diary of the Mad Vamps, at the top of the leaderboard with 30 points!
  2. Turd Blue, tied for 2nd place with 29 points
  3. Mutant Weirdoes, also tied for 2nd place with 29 points
  4. Butchers & Bakers, at the bottom of the leaderboard with 28 points

Tonight’s competition will be very exciting! Each team has 3 challenging tasks in order to move to the Finals:1910

  1. Use their best spell or potion to Glamour the team into St. Louis 1910, the day before the 10th year competition
  2. After they arrive in 1910 St. Louis, have their dancers perform an authentic dance from 1910, wearing the same costume fashions of that era. The Best Dance routine can earn an extra 2 points and give the Team 32 points total instead of 30. After the dance competition each team can change back into their 3000 year fashions.
  3. Then each team will use a combination of their best glamour dances, spells, potions and ability to see past & future events to change a Signification Event in World History.

Adolf HitlerWe have not forgotten about each team’s great ability to use Vampire Defense Skills. So while you are “visiting” that World Event, you might need to claw, scratch and kick your way out of any fights by using your best shape shifters and fighting skills. You will be provided with a special “duplicator” effect that can make it appear that you have thousands or millions of fighters in the event you end up in the middle of a large war or confrontation.

Let’s have each team come up and pick a World Event from the basket that Rook Rurke is holding.

Bom announced the World Events that each Team must change:

  1. Diary of the Mad Vamps Kill Adolf HitlerSlavery1
  2. Turd Blue Prevent Slavery from happening in America
  3. Mutant Weirdoes Stop World War I
  4. Butchers & Bakers Prevent the Titanic from Sinking

The audience gasped and booed. They shouted, “It is wrong to kill Hitler for a competition, even after what he did!”

Bom said, “Calm down and relax everyone. This is a temporary “kill” and Adolf Hitler will die as planned in 1945. The competition will only “glamour” the effects of the change in World Events. But caution Teams, if you don’t return the World as is in tomorrow’s Finals, the changes will become permanent!” Also Teams, be very careful as some of the World Changes will temporarily affect Team Members as the events are changed.

WW1The audience was still restless and shouted, “How can it be changed back, if you plan to eliminate one team?”

Bom reassured them that the Special Witch Police team of charming ladies in conjunction with the reigning champions, The Collins, will have more than enough power to reverse the effects made by the team that will be eliminated and not going to the Finals.”

The audience expressed a sigh of relief.

Before we get started on the competition, let’s welcome our special guest musical artist, Celine Dion. The crowd cheered loudly as Celine sang, “My Heart Will Go On” from the 1997 film Titantic.Titantic1

And the Butchers and Bakers Team could not be happier that Celine was singing the theme song from the movie Titanic. The judges and audience loved Celine’s performance. But there was one fat guy in the audience, who booed and shouted, “Showboating Canadian Hussy!”

Now let’s get started by having each Team glamour into 1910 and prepare to do an authentic dance of that era. Let’s give them 10 minutes to start as the audience and judges plan to glamour to meet them there.

The audience was really enjoying the dance part of the Olympic Competition.

The Diary of the Mad Vamps did a combination of Animal dances like the Gacho DanceKangaroo Hop, the Duck Waddle, The Turkey Trot and the Bunny Hug Dance.

Team Turd Blue did a sensual Gaucho Dance

Mutant Weirdoes played it safe by doing The Grizzly Bear Dance

But the Butchers & Bakers stole the show doing a Cakewalk Dance to Ragtime Music. They had actually glamoured Scott Joplin from the Alternate Universe and had him as their guest musician while they danced.

Bom announced the Team that will earn the 2 extra points for the Dance Competition. It was the Butchers &Cakewalk4 Bakers! Now Team Butchers and Bakers are tied for 1st place with Diary of the Mad Vamps with a combined score of 30 each.

First up in the Change World Event challenge was the Diary of the Mad Vamps. Batty did a spell to kill Adolf Hitler on April 29, 1945. They glamoured Anne Frank to show the audience how different her life would have been with this historical change. Anne Frank ended up being a successful screen writer who glamoured to different times and places to write scripts for Fran Dresher and many others.

Ragtime2Next up, the Team Turd Blue showed an emotional journey of how ending Slavery affected both Africa and the US. They gave presentations on how it affected the racial populations of each country. Also they had the audience turn to look at the Butchers & Bakers during the presentation. They pointed out how their look was temporarily changed to affect their hair, outfits and jewelry. Pelvis got the audience laughing as he joked how Big Daddy now looked like King Jaffe Joffe and Granny looked similar to Queen Aeoleon from the movie, Coming to America.

Then the Mutant Weirdoes demonstrated the affects of World War 1 never happening. They summoned Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, his wife Sophie and their children to give a special presentation on how the War affected their family. The Team also showed an Alternate Version of the World where Ferdinand and Sophie lived past the year 1914. The crowd loved this special presentation.Celine

Team Butchers & Bakers were the last to present their Challenge of Saving the Titantic. They summoned all 1,514 survivors of the Titantic as the DTSDS band plays an encore of “My Heart Will Go On.” In addition to the 1,514 Titantic Survivors, they glamoured the entire ship onto the stage in its pre-wrecked condition. Then they summoned all actors from the 1997 movie as well as US President Thomas Woodrow Wilson. The crowd went wild and gave them a 10 minute standing ovation!

Bom is back to announce the team that will be eliminated before the Finals.

FranAll of our Teams did a great job and here are the results of the judges’ scores and audience votes.

Rook then says, “We have 2 couples in the Bottom 2 this evening. Please welcome Teams Turd Blue and The Diary of the Mad Vamps!”

Both Teams stand in the red light of Doom. Bom continues, on this day in the year 1910, the following team will leave the competition. The team with the lowest score and now leaving the Vampire Olympics is:

Long pause while the drums play a heartbeat.

Team Mutant Weirdoes!Anne

Bom and Rook ask the Team to come to the stage. Rook asks, “What will be your favorite memory of this competition?” Wiz speaks for the group and says his favorite part was turning into a werewolf and kicking ass during on the battlefield.” Bom said, “Let’s give them one last dance as they perform The Grizzly Bear.” The crowd cheers and claps.

But Snookie is rolling her eyes at the remaining competitor and taunts, “We are going to kick your sorry asses at the Vampire Olympic Final Showdown in St. Louis!”

Automobile1910http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titantic
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_hitler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragtime
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Joplin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cakewalk
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celine_Dion
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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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