'86 Rabbit

A FANGirl's Forkstress of Solitude

Eclipse Auditions and Breaking Dawn

Here’s some info on Eclipse auditions.

According to this site, Breaking Dawn will begin production early in 2010. Yea!

The production company has acquired the rights (optioned property) from Stephenie Meyer to film and distribute Breaking Dawn, the fourth novel in her series. However Breaking Dawn will not begin production until sometime in early 2010.

 

Edit (04Jun09): See my Auditions page for the latest news.

Edit (19Jun09): This thread is now closed. Please see my Auditions page.

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February 8, 2009 Posted by | Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer, Twi-Media | , , , , | 23 Comments

The Shield

**Moved from original blog**

**Breaking Dawn Spoilers**

September 11, 2008 at 1:43 am   86rabbit

The Shield

This is my Twilight page, so clearly I’m not talking about the Michael Chiklis show or even the espionage agency of the Marvel Universe. Let’s talk about Bella and her fabulous gift.

Throughout the books, I was as frustrated with Edward as he was with Bella, for not realizing that, in general, she didn’t throw herself in harm’s way because she was reckless, but because she had an instinctive need to protect. It’s not her fault that most of the people she loves are largely indestructable, and that she ends up needing to be protected herself. She is who she is.

Who she is, is a girl destined to be a vampire. She’s pale. She can smell even small amounts of blood from a distance, (making Edward question whether she was even human at one point). She is not at all bothered by vampires when every other human instinctively shys away. She even goes beyond that by putting ridiculous faith in her belief that the Cullens couldn’t possibly hurt her no matter how “weak and tasty” she is. Renee notices how Bella always adjusts herself unconsciously when Edward moves, reorients herself. She likened it to magnets and gravity. While the use of the word “gravity” in her description points to vampires having their own version of imprinting, I think in this case it has a lot to do with Bella instinctively knowing how to deal with mythical predators. This is not limited to vampires, as her Edward-delusion told her just when to back off so that Jacob would not phase and attack her. It wasn’t really Edward telling her this. This wasn’t information Bella should have had. She’d never been told. She just knew. And as so often mystified Edward, she did not freak out in circumstances such as this. She took it all in stride as if it were the most natural thing to her.

These are her vampiric qualities. Maybe everyone has a few of those, you say? But does everyone just simply suck at being human? Not like Bella does. She feels inadequate. She’s not really good at anything. She’s definitely clumsy beyond words. She’s smart, but by her own admission not valedictorian smart, so in her mind even her positives aren’t really all that positive. She’s not good with people either. She isn’t really shy; she just isn’t good with people, like she doesn’t belong. In four books, I don’t believe she mentions a single friend in Phoenix, where she lived for 16 years. She moves to Forks, and within months she has a whole (well, almost whole) coven of vampires willing to give their lives for her, though she insisted they not do that and did what she could to protect them.

Combine all that with Edward’s inability to read her thoughts, and is it any wonder that Bella is the most bad-ass Shield ever? Her mind has always been shielded. She’s always had the urge to shield others. How much did you love her not only being able to protect Edward, but to protect absolutely everyone? I for one am glad she gets her day in the sun, gets Edward, and gets to be insanely good at everything for as long as they both shall live.

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February 8, 2009 Posted by | Breaking Dawn, New Moon, Stephenie Meyer, Twi-Media, Twilight | , , | Leave a comment

The Names of Twilight

I’m moving some stuff from my old blog to this new one. Here’s an old post and the comments to go with it.

**Spoilers ahoy**

Bella’s the narrator, usually, so let’s start with her. First I want to say, how could anyone have ever thought that she would not become a vampire? That she would not end up with Edward? Ok, so when Edward and Bella say their I Dos on page 49 of Breaking Dawn, I was momentarily concerned that Edward might not make it to the end of the book. I thought maybe they were getting their happiness in the beginning, and that later the dog might actually have his day. But I braced myself and read on hoping otherwise. I put my faith in the fact that there was more foreshadowing in favor of Edward and Bella’s happiness. I moved on to Bella getting her wish. So on page 354, when Edward shares yet more bodily fluid with Bella, I thought, “My god, it’s only halfway into the book. They’re married. She’s a vampire. Oh man, this could get ugly.” And it did, and maybe I’ll talk about that later. For now let’s talk about Isabella Swan.

Isabella is a form of Isabel, which is a form of Elizabeth. It means God Is My Oath, or Devoted To God. How many times does she describe Edward as a god? The short form, Bella, which she prefers to go by, is the Italian word for Beautiful. It’s interesting to note that while she didn’t consider herself beautiful, many others did, and that it was the Italian vampires, the Volturi, who set Bella on the path to realizing beauty in her own eyes when they mandated she be made a vampire or die. Also interesting to note is that historical figure Isabella of France married Edward II. Isabella is the White Queen featured on the cover of Breaking Dawn, and Edward is indeed Edward II, having been named after is father. Maybe I’ll write more on that later. Back to Bella.

Swan, if you’ve read The Ugly Duckling, tells you all you need to know about the Bella’s future. She considers herself plain and feels bad at times, as if she weren’t good enough to stand next to Edward. But she is a Swan. She will blossom. She will become. And much like the Ugly Duckling of Hans Christian Anderson, she will not be proud, for a good heart is never proud. She can truly appreciate her beauty.

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February 8, 2009 Posted by | Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer, Twi-Media, Twilight, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hello Twilighters!

Welcome to my blog. This is my very first post. Here I will regale you with all things Twilight.

Here are a few quick starters, as it’s late, bordering on early, and I should be in bed:

  • The rumor that Vanessa Hudgens will be playing Leah Clearwater is still circulating. It’s not true.
  • Dakota Fanning is still not confirmed for the part of the Volturi’s Jane, but according to at least one source it still looks likely.
  • There was a New Moon casting call for Quileute boys and girls in Phoenix this weekend.
  • There is also a casting call going on in Victoria, BC this weekend.
  • Could Solomon Trimble be out as Sam Uley? I hope not and so does Team Solomon!

G’night!

Rabbit

February 8, 2009 Posted by | Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, Midnight Sun, New Moon, Stephenie Meyer, Twilight, Twilight Moms, Twilighters, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment