Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [45] Best and Worst Dressed!

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:
• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fit's in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post theirs throughout the week as well

Alexander Skarsgard at True Blood premiere partyI confess I just wanted an excuse to post a picture of Eric from True Blood. If he finagled an invite to the Oscars, he'd dazzle. With his attitude, looks, and style, forget about it. (I realize we'd have a sunlight issue...easily fixable with a certain blood type.)

“Life begins at night” 
Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark
“Should I just bite you, and end it all?", he whispered. "I would never have to think about you again. Thinking about you is an annoying habit and one I want to be rid of.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead as a Doornail

“Eric was holding my hands, and I was digging my nails into him like we were doing something else. He won't mind, I though, as I realized I'd drawn blood. And sure enough, he didn't. "Let go," he advised me, and I loosened my grip on his hands. "No, not of me," he said smiling. "You can hold on to me as long as you want.”
Charlaine Harris, Club Dead

Kristin Bauer van Straten (7595198530)

I love Pam! She's one of my favorite characters in the series (book and TV), but the woman is a terrible dresser. Between the matronly outfits, the snazzy sweatsuits, and the Domme leather get ups, I can just imagine what she'd wear to an awards show. See this look on her face here? She's about to bite me for this post.

“You've reached Fantasia, where the undead live again every night," "For bar hours, press one. To make a party reservation, press two. To talk to a live person or a dead vampire, press three. Or, if you were intending to leave a humorous prank message on our answering machine, know this: we will find you.” 

“You know I love you more when you're cold and heartless.”

“Pam said, "Sookie, I brought you something, too. I never thought I'd want to spend time with a human, but you're more tolerable than most ...”
Charlaine Harris, Deadlocked

"By Kristin Dos Santos from Los Angeles, California, United States (Alexander Skarsgard  Uploaded by Tabercil) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons"
"By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons"

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  1. LOL Robyn! Having a picture of Aleksander Skarsgaard is SUCH a great idea! I have used Eric as a sidekick a couple of times, just to look at him ;)

    And it's funny what you say about Pam, because it's so true. She seems to not be able to make up her mind about how to dress.

    Great choices this week. Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. They picked the perfect actor to play Eric...and Pam. The whole cast. I'm pretty sure I've cast Eric a couple times too. What can I say? I'm loyal that way. Happy reading right back at you! It must be a massive balancing act with the academic assignments and the books you can't wait to crack open. Pretty amazing, Lexxie!

  2. OMG I cracked up so much at the look on Pam's face and you saying she's about to bite you. I love this post!! Eric is grade A wonderful, and I would adore seeing him in a suit. Pam, you're so right, she always has those old lady/bdsm clothes on. Not quite sure what's happening there :D Jacllyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. I picked this picture because of that trademark Pam pre-biting look! And Eric in a slick suit, I'm drooling right now. He's one of the first semi-evil book boyfriends I ever had so he holds a special place in my heart. I hope you have a great week, Jaclyn! We're in sick land here, but I have my snark, so I'll get through it. You know I love this Sidekick Showcase meme.

  3. Honey, PLEASE post a pic of Aleksander anytime! Daily, if you'd like. ;) Eric and Pam are great choices, my dear. Eric would get my vote if I were in the Academy...can we give him an award for most lick-able?!? *haha*

    1. I'm still laughing. We should petition the Academy. It's a travesty that they don't have a most lickable category.

  4. Oh god, I agree with you about Pam! I just imagined all the horrible outfits she was probably wearing and shuddering at the same time. Man Eric from True Blood is another pretty man. He's so in my dreams now! :D

    1. Pam's clothes always cracked me up. The only person who would call her on it would be Eric but he doesn't give a crap. Oh, Eric. Bill was always whining in his blood, "I'm an evil creature, Sookie. Don't love me. Come back. Love me." Eric didn't whine.

    2. I loved Bill in the first book, but then after that he was definitely whiny. Though Pam had terrible fashion sense, I did end up liking her quite a bit, too.