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Breaking Dawn Auditions Info

I’ve updated my Auditions page! Finally, right?

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February 19, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Twilight Kind of Day

I don’t get to geek out too often anymore. Today was a good day. I played Twilight Trivia (NTN) at Pranksters Too and won! I ranked 59th in the Network, too! Then I went to see Where the Wild Things Are and got a reusable Edward Cullen New Moon cup, which gives you get one free refill. Guess when I’ll be getting my refill.

November 7, 2009 Posted by | Edward Cullen, New Moon | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Random Page Experiment

I’ve had a general malaise lately. There are a variety of reasons, none of which I’ll mention here. I’m working on resolving my issues, and it’s time to get back on the horse, or blog, rather. Thanks to all who have kept checking back. I appreciate you. Just so you have something new to read, and so everything isn’t dreadfully old if My Favorite Unicorn decides to stalk me, here my newest idea. We’ll see how it goes. From time to time I’m going to pick up one of the books, turn to a random page, and just blog about whatever comes to mind. Today’s page is 164 of Twilight. I opened the book up and this was the first thing I saw.

Edward sighed, and finally opened his eyes.

“Better?”

“Not really.”

I waited, but be didn’t speak again. He leaned his head back against the seat, staring at the ceiling of the car. His face was ridged.

I had to flip back a page or two. I knew exactly what was going on. Edward and Bella were in the Volvo, just after he had saved her from the gang in Port Angeles, but I couldn’t remember if the car was stopped yet. Yes, Edward had driven them out of town and pulled off the road. He had already told Bella to distract him, and she had already admitted her plans to maim Tyler Crowley. LOL, I love that. I really wish that had been in the movie. Sigh.

This scene is very telling. They have bearly scratched the surface of each other’s secrets and already they are both protecting each other in their own way. Edward is over-reacting and having a hard time controlling his rage. Bella is trusting and doing what she can to make everything seem okay for Edward’s sake. Edward reminds me of another Edward I know: Edward from Pretty Woman. Remember at the end of the movie when he asks Vivian what happens when the Prince rescues the Princess and she says she rescues him right back? That’s exactly what this reminds me of. Edward has rescued Bella twice at this point, and now we see more of how Bella is rescuing him right back. Of course we know a lot more of this side of things from the bit of Midnight Sun we’ve been blessed enough to read, but just taking Twilight into consideration we can see how Bella has always been a Shield, how she’s always protected those she loves.

Man I need to read these books again. This experiment could be dangerous.

September 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 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

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the Twilight Widowers and Unicorns out there who also happen to be Dads. And of course to Charlie, Carlisle and Edward!

June 21, 2009 Posted by | Edward Cullen, Twi-blogs, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New Moon Trailer

 

I went to see The Proposal with OMB and a bunch of friends. I’m so glad the girls were with me! None of us knew the New Moon trailer was playing before the movie! Talk about involuntary SQUEE! All we needed to see was the water and the rocks. There was a collective gasp at shirtless Jacob the likes of which I haven’t heard since we first saw Cedric Diggory jump out of that tree in Goblet of Fire. The theater was packed, and just about everyone seemed excited. Even one of the guys with us said, “Whoa! What happened to him?” I kept reminding the girls, “He’s only 17. He’s only 17…” I mean clearly I didn’t need reminding, being firmly on Team Edward. Don’t worry. I let everyone know that if they didn’t calm down that Chris Hansen would be showing up. That being said, can I just say how hilarious I think it is that you hear Laurent say, “mouthwatering,” and then the next thing you see is shirtless Jacob. What a clever subliminal message. I’m just sayin’!

The preview looked even better on the big screen, especially the fur-sploding wolf. I do hope that Edward doesn’t stop at, “This is the last time you will ever see me,” and actually does say, “It will be as if I never existed,” like he’s supposed to.  But all in all New Moon looks like it may be good, definitely better than Twilight.

We were all ready to go after the preview, but were pleasantly surprised that for the price of $9.50 they were actually going to let us see a movie, too. The Proposal was a lot of fun. We expected it to be good, but it was a lot funnier than any of us expected. It’s one of those movies that when I’m flipping through the channels I know I will have to stop and watch.

June 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Trailer

Caroolee7 was the first one to come up on YouTube, so I grabbed this there.

It gives me hope.

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June 2, 2009 Posted by | Actors, Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, Kristen Stewart, New Moon, Robert Pattinson, Twi-Media, Twilighters | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Moon Poster

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Reasons I hesitate to believe:

  • Has anyone else seen that picture of Robward before? It looks familiar to me.
  • It looks like a lot of the wonderful fanmades we’ve seen in recent months with the coloring and mistiness.

Reasons I want to believe:

  • Summit might have actually listened to the fans and taken a page out of the fanmade book. It gives me hope.
  • Instead of a crescent moon in the background, it looks like an eclipse. That’s something I haven’t seen in fanmades.
  • While the pose is weird, I like that Jacob is getting between Bella and Edward.
  • Edward is eclipsing Jacob, much like the moon is eclipsing the sun above them.

May 19, 2009 Posted by | Bella Swan, Eclipse, Edward Cullen, Kristen Stewart, New Moon, Robert Pattinson, Twi-Media | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

FMCG: Chapter 11

I don’t know how much of Chapter 11: Complications I’m going to be able to talk about.  Things are still frustrating and unexplained in Benjamin Wheeler’s Twi-verse. For lack of a more tactful way of saying this, it seems to me that he’s miserable reading this book, but somehow can’t put it down. He seems hell bent on his analysis, and is beating his head against the “this isn’t love” wall. I don’t understand the love of every couple I meet. It’s different for everyone. I think this might be one of those moments for Benjamin that he might benefit from saying, “I’m happy if you’re happy,” to his new friends Bella and Edward, so he can move on to happier parts of the book and stop with the nit-picking. I’m just sayin’.

Now go see what he’s talking about, or you won’t know what I’m talking about.

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May 16, 2009 Posted by | Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, Twilight, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments