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And Now For Something Different


…commentary on television shows!

This will give me something to write about other than just my photos. However, if you come to this blog looking only for photos, feel free to click the ‘photo’ tag in the right-hand column in order to filter out these non-photo oriented posts.

It’s 1:39AM according to my computer clock, and I have been up since about 6:00am, because Daeja and I had another an all-day shoot on Maui today. We got back at 8:40pm, and I’ve been catching up on both work and TV shows. It’s funny to me that there are so many drama/comedy shows I want to watch this season…perhaps reality TV is finally on its way out? (Although I do allow myself the guilty pleasure of America’s Next Top Model…but only for the photo shoots, I swear!) I have 12 on my Hulu subscription list, plus the Vampire Diaries on CW and How I Met Your Mother on CBS. But, as I was going through my list of shows I plan to be watching over this next year…I realized something. Every single TV show I watch (besides the Daily Show and Colbert Report) are somehow related to vampires.

Buffy/Angel Connections

Bones – Stars David Boreanaz, who played Angel, a vampire.

Castle – Stars Nathan Fillion, who appeared as Caleb in Season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Dollhouse – Stars Eliza Dushku, who played Faith the Vampire Slayer.

Family Guy – Seth Green, the voice of Chris, played Oz the werewolf on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Fringe – This one’s stretching…it stars Joshua Jackson, who used to be on Dawson’s Creek, which also starred James Van Der Beek, who appeared in an episode of How I Met Your Mother, which also stars Alyson Hannigan, who played Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

EDIT: “For Fringe, you could also go with: Stars Joshua Jackson, who was in Cruel Intentions with Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” – Thanks Cameron!

Glee – Features actress Jayma Mays, who appeared in an episode of How I Met Your Mother, which also stars Alyson Hannigan, who played Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Heroes – Again, actress Jayma Mays -> How I Met Your Mother -> Alyson Hannigan, as she also had a part in Heroes. Also, Dania Ramirez, who played Maya on Heroes, was a potential slayer in season 7 of Buffy.

House – Several former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actors have appeared on House as patients, including Felicia Day (Violet), Adam Busch (Warren), Marc Blucas (Riley), and Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn).

How I Met Your Mother – Specifically, Alyson Hannigan has a starring role, but Tom Lenk (Andrew), Amy Acker (Fred) and Alexis Denisof (Wesley) have had guest spots.

Legend of the Seeker – Charisma Carpenter, who played Cordelia, is joining the cast for Season 2 of Legend of the Seeker.

Merlin – Stars Anthony Stewart Head, who played Giles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as King Uther.


True Blood – A show about vampires.

The Vampire Diaries – A show about vampires.

Yes, I probably thought about this too much, and yes, I plan to be watching too much television, but isn’t that what dual monitors are for? :)

And here’s another Instax photo from today’s shoot. I’ll post more when I can!
(And maybe if I always post at least one photo with my non-photo oriented posts…my blog will still look pretty?)



Dear Blog,

I’ve been neglecting you. It’s not that I have nothing to show or say for myself, but more that I’ve been lazy, and it’s so much more convenient to upload things to Facebook, DeviantArt, and Flickr. But that’s no excuse, and to make up for it, here are some polaroids.

Love, Dallas.

Okay, that last one is actually from my new FujiFilm Instax camera! I only have two boxes (total of 20 sheets) left of Polaroid 600, and it’s now averaging about $20/box online, but the Instax film is still being produced! There’s something about shooting instant film that is refreshing, because I feel more validated as a photographer by getting good pictures without the ability to edit them. Expect more instant-photos soon! Especially now that I have my new scanner!