Goodbye Bon Temps

By True Blood News on Sep 4 2012 | 94 Comments »

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This will be the last post made at TrueBlood-news.com. It has been an incredible journey but we think now is about the right time to retire from the True Blood Community.

The truth of the matter is that ZZ & Liv haven’t been as infatuated with the show over the past couple of years and no longer have the time to do the site justice. We don’t feel it’s fair for Jody and the rest of the team to be overburdened by our deficiencies, so… with that said, we’ll be on our way.

We want to thank Jody, krystal_skyi, Jazz, Jess, AphroditeMF, latbfan, Janna & all the rest for their perseverance  in keeping the site interesting and up-to-date. Their hard work and dedication is what made this site a fun place to work. Each of them spent huge amounts of their free time to share their creativity and passion for True Blood with all you you – and they never received a dime for doing it. We are super proud of all of them and consider the time spent well worthwhile for the friendships that we gained. Bravo ladies!

Another thank you certainly must go out to the creators and actors involved with the True Blood HBO series. Without their bold interpretation of the Charlaine Harris novels, we’d never have been here in the first place. Working together with the cast & crew, we were able to generate some serious dollars for charitable causes. It really makes the four years we’ve been in business definitely worth it.

And in the end, we want to heartily thank all of you for supporting us and keeping the comments coming over the past four years. Some of the jousting we had in the comments section were legendary. Well done everyone!

ZZ & Lividity

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94 Responses to “Goodbye Bon Temps”

  1. sandra says:

    Wow! This is a sad day! Thanks for the great years! You will be missed! <3

    • CYNTHIA DELCLAIRE BUTLER says:

      i agree GOOOD BYE…SO ALONG …WONT BE FORGOTTEN..FAREWELL..GONNA MISS LAYAYETTE’S COOKING N’ BITCHIN!…ALL THOSE WAITRESS…SAM AS A BOSS …MISS TARA BEHIND THE BAR,NOW SHE WORKS WITH PAM AS A VAMP BAR..AND TERRY TOO!…IT WAS GREAT WHILE IT ALL LAST!..DONT WORRY ,IF I MISS YOU THAT MUCH THEN I JUST WATCH MY DVDS TO SEE YA AGAIN!..GOTTA LOVE YA’LL AND GONNA MISS YA’LL ALL THE SAME!!….V”V…MISSING YALL GONNA SUCK!…PEACE OUT!

  2. Bonnie says:

    You will be missed! Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication.

  3. This is a very sad day! So very sorry to see you go! Best of luck in all of your endevours!

  4. Cindy says:

    Oh wow – while I’m sorry, I’m not surprised. Have felt the same after S3, and the recently completed (and woefully poor) S5. Best of Luck in whatever Strikes Your Fancy Next, as this is/was a BRILLIANT site. ~~~

  5. Marlene Emmett says:

    Very sad day indeed.
    You maybe stopping giving us news but I will be watching the show till the very last episode.
    When I watch something I watch from start to finish.
    I watched all 6 years of SATC,all 6 years of The Soprano’s & all 8 years of The West Wing,
    and all 16 years of ER~ And I was hooked the day I saw a preview commercial for TrueBlood.
    Good luck in your new venture/ projects.

  6. Mel & Liz says:

    You will be missed, ladies! We’ve enjoyed seeing your coverage and applauded your charitable endeavors. Best of luck in the future!

  7. Amanda says:

    I’m very sad to see this go as I’ve seen another site where I’m an admin do the same.

    I was wondering if you were interested in allowing me to take over and keep this site alive.

    I know that’s asking a lot but I also know True Blood is a very big part of me and this group still.

    I would love to keep it going and keep the news updated on our favorite show. I have left my email (which is required anyways) so please let me know.

  8. Marta says:

    Oh nooo… I’m so sad guys. Thank you for all your hard work. We will miss you! :((

  9. Serena says:

    Aww, did Billith do you all in? :’(

  10. toni says:

    I have been here since the beginning, friends with Maria since I first emailed her when you started. I am sad over this, my Nesters were not only a great source for me as a fan , then later with the blog but thought of you all as friends who hadn’t met as yet. You will be missed and I have to make a goodbye post to y’all on my blog, this day has been crap but this is the worst news yet.

  11. Mela81 says:

    Thanks for all the work. You guys were great!

  12. Cindy says:

    I am so sorry to hear. I loved all of your updates and news. I had bookmarked your site and looked at it regularly whenever i logged on. Thanks you for your hard work. Is there another site that you could recommend that maybe was just as good as yours, although yours was really the best?

  13. KCScout says:

    I wonder if we won’t all be saying “Goodbye” to Bon Temps” soon. All good things (and not-so-good things too) come to an end. Best of luck to you all!

  14. Nina says:

    I’m sad. :(

  15. Rikita says:

    Noo! Aww now I’m really saddened because like Cindy I’ve bookmarked your site and I love all your posts! I can’t wait for the rest of TB, but where am I gonna get my brilliant recaps and other convo’s about the show? :(
    I’ll miss you all so much! :(

  16. Liz86000 says:

    That’s such a shame!!! I will miss this site so much…
    And you bet you helped made money for charities! I’ll never forget the Battle of the Fang! That was something.
    Thank you anyway for all your great work. If you change your mind…

  17. eloradannen says:

    wow, I just can’t believe this! This is my number 1 spot to go every morning. I am going to miss this so much …please reconsider. I have enjoyed getting to know, even if its just in words, all the great people who keep this site running and all the Eric fans and yes the Bill fans too. I enjoy it so much to be able to talk about the thing that is True Blood.

    where will we all go to talk?? Lordy, I am gonna miss that! But good luck! But please come back!

  18. Wow girls, we will miss you a lot. In all those years you all did a real great job!!

    We wish you all the best…

    Anju & Ceridwen, and the whole team of True-Blood.org

    *hugs*

  19. Stephanie says:

    Wow, this was one of my absolute favorite websites to get all my true blood info. I am really sad you guys are packing it in.

    Best of luck with your next adventures!! <3

  20. kceniya says:

    Isn’t there really noone who can continue this work? It is so sad that with couple of years (or even one) years left till the end of the show… I really hope you will change your mind!
    Thank you for your hard work!

  21. jg6864 says:

    AWWWW Shoot! I just found this site last year and always check in. Thanks for the forum and good luck in your future endeavors.

  22. Katrina says:

    Thanks, y’all, and best of luck. On to another thrilling adventure!

    • Donna Brown says:

      ooohhh noooo….no goodbye to bon temps…please stay…i know things have happened in trueblood that we really didnt want to…but thats what keeps us coming back,the hope that we will see what we want to happen…happen…love the show,i will watch to the very end…sorry to see you leave…;(

  23. MarioSilva says:

    Biggest surprise in a long time! I will miss my reference True Blood site. Thank you for everything and best of luck for your future projects!

  24. Jane Salmon says:

    Sorry to see you guys go. I have relied on your updates for the latest news on anything TB related. I only discovered the site last year so it hasn’t been a long ride for me but a fun one. I hope some else will be willing to take the reigns til the end.

  25. Biilswoman says:

    I am sorry… I will miss you ..

  26. Jody says:

    Thank you all who have written. I have to say my sincerest thanks to ZZ and Lividity for bringing me along in this fun-filled, crazy ride. I started at the end of season 3 (right after the Battle of the Fang) and this site has brought me so much joy and I am really, really sorry to see it go. I thank you for your patience in teaching me WordPress and all the fun stuff that goes along with this site.

    Thanks to everyone here that has encouraged me on my posts – and even to the hecklers that gave me grief for being an Eric fan. (All in fun, right?!) I will continue to help Jenna at AlexSkarsgard.net so if you are looking for Eric/Alex news – please stop on by.

    It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of TrueBlood-News and is something I am very proud of.

    • Lividity says:

      Jody, you have worked so hard, it’s difficult to express our gratitude for all you’ve done here when we started to fade. It’s been a pleasure meeting you in real life and again, we thank you so much for all your hard work!

  27. Lydia says:

    Well, best of luck and thank you for running this site. With HBO confirming only 10 episodes next year due to Anna’s upcoming births, discussion topics may be on the thin side. All the best to you all. Enjoyed the site.

  28. Barbara says:

    Sorry to hear the news. Good luck to all!

  29. Janey says:

    Hate to see you go, the show took an odd turn this season…..I’m so upset. The books provided such entertainment and did not need to be changed, but alas, all good things come to an end. As is the case with your site. Thanks for the fun and being a sounding board. You all will be missed!!!<3

  30. helen says:

    WHAAAAAAAAAAT?

  31. This is very sad. We wish you the best of luck on your next adventure. Thank you for all, thank you for being the best reference since 2009.
    Best wishes from Latin America and Spain!

  32. Lividity says:

    Thanks for all the kind comments! We had a really swell time doing TrueBlood-News over the years. To all the commenters, regular and lurkers, we’re so glad you spent time with us. We do feel like we know so many of you. We will definitely miss the old “faces” and the ones we came to know via the comments! I’d also like to make a special shout out to all the other site owners who came out to wish us a fond farewell… it means a lot!

    Team Bellefleur, signing off…

  33. TBObsessed says:

    It was a surprise initially, but then I remembered thinking recently that the posts seemed fewer and I haven’t seen as many from the original site founders. I know how even fun hobbies can lose their thrill when they become demanding and time-consuming so I understand, even though it’s a little sad! It almost feels like the show is over already!

  34. Julie says:

    Such a shame, ave loved the site with the extremely entertaining recaps, the fangtastic charitable works, and dedication you all have. Admittedly the show has taken an unusual turn, but it isnt the books, it’s its own show. Can’t we stay along for the ride? Will miss your great work immensely.

  35. GreenEyeGirl says:

    Ladies thank you for the memories what started out as a ram on the wiki turned into a fabulous site. Thanks for t e great job ladies. Love ya

    GEG

  36. cr says:

    Nooooooooooo!

    I have enjoyed this site for nearly 2 1/2 half years and will miss.

    Will you keep it ‘open’, meaning will we be able read old posts, links, etc?

  37. ZZ says:

    Thank you all for so much kindness!
    In fact, (and talking from myself, not representing the site here) It’s not just the turn of this year’s events. I thought the last 6 episodes of season 4 were already bad. But I wanted to keep the site up, especially for the people who are commenting in this post today. But as my interest in the show decreased, I started to fear that our site would lose its quality. And that’s why we decided to put an end today, the site has been great (i truly believe it) because we have had the help of the rest of the girls (very especially Jody) and it’s not fair that one person had to do the most of the work, that’s why we are turning the page over.

    Also, we’re not giving the website away to anyone else, I’m sorry. But this one is “our baby.”

    For now, the site will stay up but I will clean some of the older posts, especially the events, and leave original content… we’ll see.

    *hugs and kisses from Barcelona!!!***

  38. Amyishot4bill says:

    Thanks so much for all you guys did! I also really liked this site :)

  39. sandra says:

    I’m so sorry ,,will really miss you ,,Good luck !!1

  40. Jenna says:

    Farewell ladies! It was fun while it lasted!

    Love Jenna

  41. vicki sanders says:

    This was the 1st site I looked at when I started watcing True Blood and I am really gonna miss it..Thanks.. I know ya’ll worked so hard and I really love and appreciate you all! Very sad..

  42. hdgcat says:

    Oh my goodness, this is so disappointing! This has been the one site that I check daily ever since you created it, how sad! I was hoping this site would continue until the end of the show’s run. I can understand how sometimes things get stale or don’t excite you the same way and it’s better to cut out when you’re ahead.

    Good luck and best wishes to you all, I’ll miss this site, most definitely.

  43. *pbt* says:

    Best of luck and thanks for all your efforts.

  44. comptonian says:

    Thank you to everybody who spent their time working on this for the fans. I will miss coming here.

  45. Ami Compton says:

    Why not turn the site over to someone new???I’m sure someone would be overjoyed to take over and help.I enjoyed it, and I don’t want to see it go.

  46. Shelli says:

    Are sure you guys want to leave? :’( You guys’re going to miss out on season 6. It’s going to be eric & sookie.

    That’s sad. I hope other sites will lose interest on true blood,because the season finale’s way better than rest of season.

  47. Carrie says:

    Noooo! This has always been my favorite. Great work creating all you did. You will be missed.

  48. skitts says:

    Thanks for the great content and hard work! You’ll be missed!

  49. Belle says:

    Sad news, but thanks for all the hard work! I haven’t been a regular in the comments but I’ve always kept up to date, one of my favourite sites for True Blood news. Best of luck!

  50. ArterialFountain says:

    Well damn it.

    Sorry to see this site go, it was the only True Blood site I visited. The ‘discussions’ and fan wars were just as exciting as the well balanced reporting of the news. I’m sure there are a lot like me who prefer to stay in the background and enjoy the information rather than add to the commentry, but it means no less to us to see you go :(

  51. Jess says:

    Bye bye all! Thank you so much to ZZ and Lividity and Jody for all their hard work, and an extra cheers for allowing me to be your episode recapper for two seasons. I had a blast doing them, and thank you to all that read and commented.

  52. Harpyie.Selena says:

    Noooo!!
    Two days without internet and this is what I get when I’m finally online again? I’m so, so sad ;(
    Enough of selfish whining : Thank you ! You did a great job, brought us so much fun, a place to get the latest news, you will be missed.
    Good luck to you ….

  53. laputain says:

    I completely understand the desire to shut the site down and keep it as a shrine rather than passing it on to someone else to run as I am also done with TB, but it is a sad day. It was a good site, and the spirited comments always had a refreshing lack of the dribble and vitriol that you find on other sites, particularly Facebook. The original content was good and the charity drives inspired, particularly Battle of the Fang. Best of luck and thanks.

  54. Mekc says:

    Sorry to hear that… I’m ready to buy your website and continue your work. This site should just die now… Absolutely no jokes…

    My website – http://www.mekc.info (have a lot of experience)

    Just email me if interested.

  55. Mekc says:

    Sorry to hear that… I’m ready to buy your website and continue your work. This site shouldn’t just die now… Absolutely no jokes…

    I own the largest fan-site in Russian internet about True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Game of Thrones, Merlin, so I have a lot of experience.

    Just email me if interested.

  56. AphroditeMF says:

    I joined the team here late in the game, but I was always a huge admirer of this site. I’ve had so much fun writing for you gals this last year, and I’m absolutely gutted that it can’t continue. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity, it’s been a blast. I can’t emphasise enough how much I admire the incredible amount of money that you raised for charity – you are fangirl diamonds!

    I am really going to miss coming here and reading the comments posted by fans. Your theories, speculations, interpretations and occasional dramas were a source of great delight to me. I like to know the thoughts of all the viewers, whether they follow a particular team or are neutrals, and this was a great place to gauge the reactions of fans across the board.

    Personally, I am still a massive fan of True Blood, and actually ranked season five as one of my favourites. Was I really the only Bill fan who punched the air and shouted F*CK YES when he turned into supercharged Lilith/Bill in the finale?! Total nerdgasm moment! I’m so stoked for season six – bring on the carnage! Therefore I’m going to remain heavily involved in fandom through writing and podcasting, and I hope to stay in contact with many of the folks I’ve encountered on this awesome site.

    Ladies, thanks once again for all your work, you rocked it!

    • Jody says:

      I’m with you Aphrodite – I am still in love with True Blood and very excited about Season 6.

      I hope everyone checks out your “God Hates Fangs” podcast – linked right here on the site. I really loved your podcast with Michael McMillian.

    • ccoppe says:

      Aphrodite, I’m a “F*** Yeah” girl, too!

      I am so sad that this site will post no more. To the ladies: thank you for all your wonderful work. You will certainly be missed.

  57. Kyra says:

    This is really depressing news. Yeah season five wasn’t the best in my opinion but were at a point where it can only get better from here on out with season six. I think electing to take a break would be a better option as opposed to shutting it down based on the fact that your interest has waned, feelings like these can be fleeting and your interest may spike up with new developments.

  58. Anon says:

    Awww I just found this site last year too, after season four. I will miss obsessively checking in. This site was my go-to site for all things True Blood. This news came as a shock but good luck to you both.

    And I will say that this was probably the best TB fan site I’ve seen. Even during the hiatus, you kept us very well-informed on every actor’s latest move/project. And just about every actor interview or video during the season that was available was posted. A job well-done, I’ll say.

    We’ll miss you and True Blood News.

  59. Eve says:

    NOOO! Now where will I go daily for my one-stop-shopping of news, spoilers, photos, streaming videos, and TB drama? Where, people? (Seriously, where? Could someone tell me how to get my fix now?)

    Thank you to the team for making a truly great and entertaining site. I am bereft!!

  60. Rhonda says:

    I’m so so sooooo sorry to see you go, but I DO understand. Thanks for all the wonderful thoughts and articles that you two have shared with us Truebies!

    God bless and keep you!

    R

  61. callonmebill says:

    Such sad news to hear you are shutting down but I, a regular lurker, wishes to thank you ladies for your wonderful site. I especially enjoyed the humorous side of your site, thank you for that. All the best to you all…..

  62. KeeKee says:

    Thank you for all the hard work. I will miss this site and I will miss reading what other fans think about the show. I fear TB will not continue without Alan Ball. I think the season 5 ending was in poor taste.
    I will always love the first three seasons…..not so much after that. I think the way they did season 4 was the beginning of the end for the series.

  63. Janna says:

    Oh this is just sad, I love this site and have loved making the birthday pictures for all the stars… Good luck with everything you do in the future, I will now focus more on my zombie book :-)

  64. adis says:

    I think I follow this page over 300 days each year which means this is on my top 3-website-list. Thanks for your great work I’m really gonna miss you Trueblood-news.com :……..(((

  65. Dracole says:

    Are great … thank you with all our hearts for everything.

  66. Nikki says:

    This was always the first place I would go if I needed more True Blood in my life…I even had it bookmarked! I feel like this is the end of an era :(

    Thank you all for your hard work and dedication over the years!! It has been much appreciated! Good luck with everything in the future!

  67. mybabybill says:

    wow. totally unexpected. this just became a sad evening.
    i’ve ‘known’ some of you ladies since S1 from the Red Wiki.
    i’ve admired the quality and content of this site since you all began. i’m sad to see you go.

    most of all, you may be a bellwether of other things TB. i hope not.
    i thank you for bringing us so much-everything-these last 4 years.

  68. Danni says:

    I’ve been more of a lurker… though when I do post they’re usually the “tl:dr” type of posts :p I really came to enjoy this site as well. A big part was getting a chance to expression my ideas and opinions as well as having the opportunity to see different sides. I think this site and the people here helped me to enjoy and appreciate the show a lot more in the later seasons as I think I was pretty bitter towards it.

    So, I’ll keep this short and simple. Thank you to everyone that made this site possible and thank you for those that took the time to read my long posts and comment and challenge my negative opinions or laugh and enjoy my positive ones. I wish I’d been able to become more of regular because there is a really great community here!

    Thank you again, take care, and all the best!

  69. matthew shepperson says:

    OMFG seriously..this is the first website i check daily (and numerous times throughout the day)!!…i hope you guys dont regret this…please keep it here just in case you change your mind..

  70. Louisa says:

    What a sad moment it was for me when I saw this site would no longer continue. This was the best site to get the scoop on True Blood; the site was easy to manuever and the information provided was fantastic. I even developed a habit of checking the site a few times a day. I guess I will have to break out of that habit.

    Thank you for the time and effort you have all put into the site. Visiting this site has been enjoyable, entertaining, informational and even inspirational at times. I wish you all the best! And now I have to find another site that comes close to what this one had to offer. :(

  71. Laffyneric says:

    It’s been good. Thanks

  72. Anyezke says:

    I just felt it somehow, you were doing it half steam (if you say that in English), which I regretted and I’ll regret that you decided to stop the site that I basically looked at daily. Somewhere you wrote it was your baby and now you kill it; sad, sad, sad… :(
    It’d be nice if some of your ideas could still live on in a way, like RIP.
    Thanks for doing it, and doing it so well, I’ll miss you a lot, good luck with all that is ahead of you, try not to turn your backs on vamps and other sups. :( All the best.

  73. iamtrue2bill says:

    Running a site like this is so much work, I applaud you ladies for devoting your time and energy into this for so long.
    Best wishes in all you do. I hope you reconsider TB, and watch next season. It will be so interesting where Mr. Hudis goes with the story lines.

  74. Loki Bewitched says:

    It looks like I’m late to the party again … I actually found this site last year, and even though I haven’t had as much time to read and post here as I had in the past, I’m going to miss coming here! I too had some problems with the last couple of seasons, but feel that the last few episodes of season 5 made up for it, and I think I’ll be a Trubie for life … but I can imagine the kind of work and dedication that it takes to make and maintain a site like this, so I understand why you ladies are saying goodbye.

    All of this to say thanks for the news, the write-ups, research and the laughs! The ladies and the members of this site have made this a nice little haven to hang at (usually when I’m supposed to be hard at work back in reality! lol!) I’m going to miss coming here!

    Also, thanks to the cast, crew and all of the people responsible for making True Blood happen – I may not always agree with the direction the stories take, but I’ll gladly jump in for the ride!!

    And also to Ms. Harris – not sure if she reads the site at all, but, without her imagination and talent, we wouldn’t be here today!!

    So, thanks & goodbye! You ladies should be proud of yourselves – this is/ was truly a great site!

    Now I’m going to go cry, and stare at pictures of the Viking until I feel better! ;)

  75. Alcat810 says:

    Ok Mel or liz got a question I heard David Bowie could be playing SOokie grandfather will it happen that would be awsome and what’s the story for next year I’m lost because I read the books thanx girls ana as Eric would say AND YET HEAR WE ARE luv it

  76. Mel says:

    Thankyou so much for all your posts, I really enjoyed reading what you guys had to say :)

  77. Amber says:

    I really, really miss this site… almost as much as I miss the show. Good luck!

  78. KayJay says:

    This was my go to site for all things TB. Totally adrift now. Like losing a good friend! Thanks so much for the wonderful coverage through the years! You all got a lot to be proud of! Just look at all the good things you did for us fans and for the stars and the show and the charities!

    Brilliant job!

    • muffet says:

      I t-o-t-a-l-l-y agree! very much adrift. You not only gave an intelligent voice to the show, I have yet to find a place that gives productive, informative and yes, intelligent voice to the actors. Again, much thanks for all your very hard work………sniff.

  79. Colleen says:

    I loved your site but don’t understand why others could not have taken it over to continue your good work.

  80. Maxie says:

    I really really miss you

  81. Jessica says:

    I just came here to say how MUCH I muss this site. On of the best TB sites ever!!!

    Now I follow TB news on:

    http://imhereforsookie.tumblr.com/

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