Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wicked After Dark Blog Hop


We all want a man with the right amount of wicked.

One of my favorite wicked characters is the Merovingian from the Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions. He is this interesting blend of naughty and nerve along with a good dose of humor and a whole lot of power.

So who is Merv? Well, he’s a computer program that controls other computer programs. He is the antithesis of hero – he is out to stop Neo, he is willing to seduce other women while his woman watches and he is unwilling to give up an inch of his domain.

Oh, and he has the MOST fabulous French accent.

“Okay, you have some skill.” Emphasis on “Skeel.”

When Merovingian is on the screen, he must be watched. He compels. He excites. He demands. He makes us laugh. He makes us wish for the same kind of powerful influence.

As a writer, I can only hope that my characters compel in such a way. I read two great quotes recently, one from Lambert Wilson, the actor who played the Merovingian. “He’s the personification of all forms of indulgence in the voluptuousness of life. What he lacks, and therefore what he likes to indulge in, is emotion.”

And the beautiful Monica Bellucci, the actress who played Persephone says, “The Merovingian and Persephone are like vampires in that way. They want to provoke emotion in other people so they can feed on it.”

An apt description of wicked. And if you don’t believe me, here are a few more quotes:

“I love French wine, like I love the French language. I have sampled every language, French is my favorite. Fantastic language. Especially to curse with. It’s like wiping your arse with silk. I love it.”

“What is the reason? Soon the why and the reason are gone and all that matters is the feeling. This is the nature of the universe. We struggle against it, we fight it; but it is of course a lie. Beneath our poised appearance we are completely out of control.”

So here you have my dream character, as wicked characters go.

A few oddities regarding the term MEROVINGIAN.

Interestingly, the true Merovingian were part of a kingdom that included some of France (Gaul.) Legends indicate they were of royal bloodline and were influential in protecting the Holy Grail. There is another persuasion that is convinced the blood-lines of the Anti-Christ will pass through the Merovingian line. Wicked indeed.

Lastly, the Merovingian Knot or as it should rightly be called, the Ediety Knot, is worn by Merv in the movie, if you were eagle-eyed enough to catch it.

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Natasha Blackthorne said...

Hello Eliza,

Great post. Thanks for getting wicked with us this Halloween. :)

Megan said...

Great post!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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Timothy Brannan said...

I prefer a wicked woman...but I totally get where you are coming from!

Tim Brannan

Eliza Lloyd said...

Thanks Tim. I'll work on my favorite wicked woman for an upcoming post!!!! Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

I still need to see the Matrix movies. Thanks for the giveaway!


Jean MP said...

Great post, thanks for the giveaway.
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Mary said...

Thanks for the great giveaway.


Lacey T said...

I love those quotes! Great post :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

Kelsey Summer said...

Great post. The Matrix movies are among my husband's favorites. Thanks for the giveaway!


Angels Cove said...

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donnas said...

Thanks for sharing!

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Tin said...

I remember watching the Matrix and being so compelled by The Merovingian's character.

Thanks for the interesting information about the true Merovingian.

And thanks for the great giveaway!

- Tin
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tragedy6996 said...

I love the polish of the character you described! Will add it to my TBR list tragedy6996(at)hotmail(dot)com

JanD said...

The Merovingian looks sharp in that suit.
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SheriV said...

Looks great in that suit. And the knot is cool.

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BLHmistress said...

I have only watched the first Matrix I believe. I need to catch up. Going to look on Netflix tonight.

thanks for the giveaway!


Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I also only saw the 1st Matrix. Now I have to be watched list. lol

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Adaline Raine said...

Very wicked post indeed! Enjoy the rest of the hop! :)
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Liese2 said...

Thanks for the chance!

Eliza Lloyd said...

I can tell you, I am shocked - shocked - by the numbers of you who have not seen the whole trilogy. Merv and his gang of thugs are super! Thanks for stopping by...

Foretta said...

Happy Halloween!!
Thanks so much for the contest!

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Tanya said...

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Merry said...

Very wicked (and love the tie)! Thanks for the chance to win.

Brandi Slater said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for being part of the blog hop!

Veronika said...

Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! Happy Halloween!
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wanda f said...

I realy enjoyed your post .Thank you for giving us this chance to win.Have a fantastic week.


Jo said...

Thanks for being in the hop!

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Evie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Cassandra said...

Love the post :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Joy said...

Looks good. Thanks.
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Kathryn Merkel said...

Thanks for the awesome prize.
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Christine said...

Great post! Learn something new every day.
Thanks for being part of this awesome blog hop and for the giveaway.
Best wishes
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Krista said...

He definitely has one sexy accent! Thanks for doing this giveaway!
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Krista Grandstaff said...

Thank you so much for giving us all this opportunity :)

Have a wonderfully wicked Halloween!


Susan W. said...

What a good choice for a favorite wicked character! Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie Huff said...

Great post and an awesome prize! Thanks!
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Misha said...

Oh~ I don't know Merv haven't seen those movies! But he sounds pretty awesome~ thank you for the hop!

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Daniel M said...

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latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway what a fun blog hop!
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Eliza Lloyd said...

Congratulations to Krista Grandstaff for being selected the winner in the Wicked After Dark blog hop. Thank you all for participating and to those new folks following... E.