'86 Rabbit

A FANGirl's Forkstress of Solitude

Soda Heads or Soda Jerks?

You decide. Recently I posted that the Soda Heads were talking behind my back. I titled it sort of tongue in cheek, but really, what else can you call it? They were discussing me without inviting me to the discussion. I was amused, so I blogged about it. I was flattered when they came and posted here after I posted about them. Then I went back and read the rest of the conversation which included comments about how I should be flattered that they were talking about my post and that their conversation should be viewed as complimentary because they hadn’t called me a dumbass. One of them commented on my blog that they rarely post outside of Soda Heads anymore because they tend to get flamed. Really? I can’t imagine why.

Note to self: Write an article about how the grammar and writing of Twilight isn’t nearly as bad as a lot of bloggers on the interwebs. Work in the difference between “good” and “pleasing” in art.

Recommended reading for the Soda Heads: Benjamin Wheeler’s blog. I’m sure you’d get a kick out of it.

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September 12, 2009 Posted by | Stephenie Meyer, Twi-blogs, Twilight, Twilighters, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Talking Behind My Back

LOL! I had no idea this was going on. I just happened to notice I had 8 hits from this same referrer. For those of you who don’t want to follow the link this is a thread written by an Anti-Twilight group at SodaHead regarding my On Vampire Lore post. This post by Christine was particularly vexing to me:

I repsect the opinoin. But the whole time I kept saying to myself, “But vampires aren’t real”
and notice how she didn’t touch the subject that REAL vampires simply DO NOT sparkle in the sunlight! I’m almost positive no other vampire story or movie ever has. And that truly is degrading to the religion.

Yeah, I tried to look at this with an open mind, but this really didn’t have an effect on me anyway.

I of course have questions. Why didn’t they post on my blog? I have allowed posts from outside WordPress. Does Christine believe vampires real or not? Religion? I wonder if Christine was talking about Twilight or my post when she said she tried to look on it with an open mind and that it had no effect. Either way it had enough of an effect to cause her to write on an anti-Twilight forum.

September 6, 2009 Posted by | Twi-blogs, Twilight, Twilighters | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Oh the Jealousy!

Thursday my friend E-Fabulous and her BFF are road tripping to Port Angeles and Forks for Bella’s birthday celebration. I couldn’t be happier for them, or more jealous of them. I’m the one who gave them Twilight! I should be going! Whaaa! Oh well, I’ll be there in a way. I’ve sent them with a photo scavenger hunt. They are tasked to go forth and take pictures that will amuse and delight me. I can’t wait to post some! I’ve also asked for a postcard from Forks and a May The Forks Be With You t-shirt from Dazzled By Twilight. Have fun, girls!

September 6, 2009 Posted by | Bella Swan, Twi-blogs, Twilight, Twilighters | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congrats, My Friends!

Congrats to my friends at LTT! I’m very excited for you!

And I also love you, the awesome Twilight (and maybe a few Hosts, too) fandom. I stalk your websites all the time—you guys are hilarious (I recently added LTT to my stalk list; thanks for the laugh lines, ladies). I’m looking forward to seeing some of you in November for a little movie release that I’m excited about. Too many months to go!

Love,
Steph

Steph, I’m so glad you found them. They really are hilarious, aren’t they?

♥Rabbit

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Stephenie Meyer, Twi-blogs, Twilight, Twilighters | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thoughts on the Eve of Comic-Con 2009

Dear New Moon,
 
Are you worried that you won’t be given the same attention Twilight was given at Comic-Con? I am. Sure, I felt I had already seen Twilight by the time I saw Twilight, with all the video that was posted on YouTube, but spoilers aside, it was fun feeling like I was part of the process. New Moon, you are my favorite of the Twilight Saga. It’s so unfair that they have kept us apart the way they have these many months, being stingy with their news, withholding video from the set, and in general being all closed off and selfish. There are even fewer and fewer blurbs about you in Entertainment Weekly (I bought a subscription just for you) and the folks over there are whores for all things Twilight. I can only hope that at this week’s Comic-Con there will be some great videos of you posted online, especially of the panel, with which I can SQUEE vicariously. I won’t be there again this year, so vicariously is all I have.
Counting the days until we’re together,
Rabbit

July 22, 2009 Posted by | New Moon, Twi-Media, Twilight, Twilighters | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Vampire Lore

I read a lot online about how Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight sucks because it goes against vampire canon. I have to wonder how much the people who say this actually know about vampire lore. I’ve read lots of books and seen lots of movies. Just how many, I have no idea. Vampires have been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. I’ve never liked the ugly, pure evil, demonic, Nosferatu types. Yep, it’s a demon. Clearly we’re not letting that one in. Stake it if you can. A little too straight forward and blunt for me. I’m not a fan of horror for horror’s sake. For me it’s always been about the sexy ones. That’s where the true terror is. Demons who are good-looking, to whom you might be attracted, with whom you might be friends, who might just kill you, now that’s scary to me. It gives me more to think about. There just tends to be more story there.

Already we are talking about two very different types of vampires. How can canon reconcile this? To understand this I think you have to understand a bit about the history of vampire lore.

In the beginning, vampires were generally undead, walking corpses bent on stealing your life force, usually blood. Most cultures have some form of vampire legend. According to Wikipedia the term vampire did not become popular until the early 18th Century though. At that time there was an increase in vampire superstition in Western Europe from places in Eastern Europe where vampire legends were frequent, such as The Balkans.

Different traditions say different things. The vampire might be a soul not at rest who rises from the grave to cause mischief. It might be a person who made a pact with a sorcerer or witch, trading their soul for immortality or some such thing. It might also be the sorcerer or witch him- or herself. This is what people really thought back in the day. It is largely thought that because graves weren’t marked incredibly well that when bodies were exposed, either through the digging of the new grave or by animals digging, people thought they were seeing vampires who had left their graves. During decomposition hair and nails appear to grow. It’s really just the skin receding, but it gives the appearance of growth, giving anyone not educated in these matters thoughts of the ‘living dead’. Furthermore, gases bloating the body and fluids escaping through the mouth give the impression of the belly being full, having feasted on flesh or blood. Worse yet, the death shroud, being exposed to these fluids, would have been eaten by microbes first, giving the appearance that the corpse itself ate the shroud.

Pretty gruesome stuff, huh? At least it makes sense how we got the whole image of vampires as ugly demons. What about the sexy vampire though? Where does that come from?

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July 13, 2009 Posted by | Essays, Stephenie Meyer, Twilight, Twilighters | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

FMCG: Chapter 12

It is perhaps fitting that my old friend Benjamin Wheeler begins his thoughts on Chapter 12: Balancing with, “Oh, Twilight, I’ve missed you. Since our last time together I’ve thought about you a lot, watched the movie based on you, cringed at the movie based on you, made fun of the movie based on you. And all of this made my more excited to get back to you, and finally, this windy afternoon, I have.” Benjamin was away for a while when real life called. I have been away too. My brain was too crammed with my new job and new schedule that I haven’t had time to ponder much. Lately, if I’ve had any blog time I’ve spent it over at Letters To Twilight, for the laughs. I have missed Twilight.

I’m sure that anyone who was following this thread is long gone, but I’ll continue on at whatever pace I can manage. My apologies to anyone who is annoyed that I could not keep up. In case you have forgotten the rules, go read his article and then come back for some discussion with me.

I’m with you on the movie, Benjamin. We could spend a lot of blog time on the various levels of horrible there.

We get some suggestion that Edward is comfortable, both ethically and practically, with breaking in Bella’s house. Instead of Bella walking home, Edward tells her (not offers to, mind you) that he will go to her house and retrieve her truck, which will be in the parking lot when she gets out of school. Bella notes that the key “was in the pocket of a pair of jeans I wore Wednesday, under a pile of clothes in the laundry room” (243). This is followed with a rather nonchalant, “Even if he broke into my house, or whatever he was planning, he’d never find it” (243). Have we actually reached so quickly the point in the story at which Bella is okay with Edward breaking into her house without her permission? It seems so.

I didn’t consider it B & E by this point either. Edward had been doing it for months, and Bella and I had had time to adjust to that. Besides, to me it was more like Edward trying to make up for inconveniencing Bella and showing off for her, at the same time. It made Edward more of a mystery to Bella, so win for him.

What really disturbed me about this was that Bella never refers to “keys”. She only ever says her “key”. She carries around her single car key and uses a house key kept under the eave. She never mentions a key ring or a keychain. I wondered why Stephenie Meyer wrote it like this. It’s like Bella considers herself a guest in Charlie’s house even though she comes in an takes charge. I suppose coming in part way through Junior year with, presumably, no intention of staying much past graduation, she must have considered herself a houseguest and endeavored to make her presence minimal.

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June 24, 2009 Posted by | Stephenie Meyer, Twi-blogs, Twilight | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Chemisty On Demand

Thanks mabelyeunice!

I missed the awards (sad face) so I appreciate the speedy posting of clips to the interwebs.

Now, why would you ever shoot these two separately when they can muster such chemistry on demand? BTW, I called Best Kiss during the midnight show. 🙂

June 2, 2009 Posted by | Actors, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Twi-Media, Twilight, Twilighters | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome Ireland and Nepal!

Ireland, land of my ancestors, welcome! I have a little shamrock tattoo to remind me where I come from.

Nepal! Wow! I got a hit from the top of the world. Thank you! I have this strange fascination with Nepal that I can’t quite explain, so this is really exciting for me. I’m honored.

June 2, 2009 Posted by | Twi-blogs, Twilight, Twilighters | , , | Leave a comment

Where’s Rabbit?

Thanks for continuing to come back even though I’m not posting a whole lot. I haven’t lost interest. I’ve lost time. That is, I’ve started a new job, and have a whole lot less free time. Once I’m out of training, and my schedule  and I both settled down, I’ll be online more. Then I’ll be ready to catch up on all things Twilight.

Thanks to Grand Junction, CO for visiting my site and reminding me of War Games. I always think of War Games when I hear or read the name Grand Junction. It was the first time I ever heard of it.

So, until next time, I’ll be re-reading The Host so I can blog about it when I’m back online, per Artistic Philosopher’s request. It’s Stephenie Meyer. I figure it’s close enough to Twilight. As Jeb would say, my blog, my rules.

♥Rabbit

May 26, 2009 Posted by | Stephenie Meyer, Twi-blogs, Twilight, Twilighters | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments