Tuesday, June 30, 2009
a) I love this girl
b) I love this interview
c) Who is willing to let me interview you and post it on the blog?
d) I have like 10 readers - aka no one will see it.
e) Did he really hook up with the whole cast?
f) Email me or leave a comment if you're in the mood to be my Twilight science experiment.
Monday, June 29, 2009
So - Tracey started Twilight last weekend... started New Moon on Thursday, Eclipse on Saturday and is plugging along with Breaking Dawn as I type. And she's been sending me little emails all day that say things like:
"On page 223.
SOOOOOOOO loving Jacob.
Bella = Big. Fat. Dope."
Gee....you think we're sisters? Yeah. Me too. Anyway - she sent me an email today with her thoughts on Breaking Dawn (this was this AM, she's way past this now because she's a speed demon) and I HAD to share. I love reading reactions from people while they're reading the books. It's So. Much. FUN!
I am one chapter into Book Two (Jacob's part). I put it down a bit after midnight, figuring that I will have all day today to read it.
So here are my thoughts so far:
• The wedding was great.
• Page 58 made me cry.
• I want to go to Isle Esme.
• Midnight swim. Le sigh.
• Loved the, ahem, honeymoon (tho a few additional details would be nice). Freak officially on!
• Book structure....specifically, that we're now hearing Jacob's POV. It was interesting when done at the very end of Eclipse, but I'm not sure how I feel about this entire book being divided that way. I wonder if we will get Edward's side at all...
• Is Jacob REALLY going to turn bad? I hope not.
• Pregnant???????????? PREGNANT??????? WHAT THE EFF???????? When did this fucker suddenly morph into Alien? Maybe on the plane ride home, the thing will pop out of Bella's stomach and start singing "Hello My Baby" a la Spaceballs! Seriously, if she's carrying some freaky vampire alien spawn, that is just going to be too over the top for me. I'm praying it's some other physical condition--or maybe there's an outside weird bizarro chance that it's Jacob's baby. Or maybe the Isle Esme is really the Lost island and she's been impregnated by an Other.
• And while we're on the subject, since when did Bella start getting all maternal and baby-obsessed? This is WAY out of the blue for her character.
• And by the by, you think maybe instead of being like "Rosalie, help me--it seems that Edward has knocked me up with a freakazoid alien vampire baby that's gestating in dog years, but I really want to keep it because, well, just think about how dreamy he's gonna look," Bella might think about the fact that there is a FREAKAZOID ALIEN VAMPIRE BABY inside her and want to claw it out with her own hands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously I do NOT like where this is going, but I am going to but my faith in Edward's hands and trust that everything comes out ok....
"And I love her yet she has done me wrong. Can I bring her back? She has been long gone. And I'll always be her broken hearted savior." "Broken Hearted Savior" from Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
Ridiculously perfect lyrics for Jacob's feelings about Bella. Especially after she ditches him to go save Edward in Italy. And hello? "Todd" is part Native American. PER-FECT.
"What do I have to do to make you want me? What do I have to do to make you understand? What do I have to do to make you love me? And, if I can't make you love me, just tell me - what do I have to do? To forget about you..." "What Do I Have to Do?" by Stabbing Westward
Jacob thinking this about Bella at the end of New Moon when he won't talk to her but loves her soooo much and is trying to figure out what he has to do to make her love him instead of Edward.
"I reached inside myself and found nothing there to ease the pressure of my ever worrying mind." "Please don't ask me to defend the shameful lowlands of the way I'm drifting gloomily through time. " "The Sun Always Shines on TV" from A-Ha.
Totally describes the way Edward feels about himself while he's away from Bella - and wanting to kill himself when he thinks she's dead. And listen to the music. The frantic pace would be so perfect for Bella and Alice racing to Volterra....and Bella smashing into Edward. Ugh. It. Is. Perfect.
"Every time that I look in the mirror, all these lines on my face getting clearer. The past is gone. It went by like dust to dawn. Isnt that the way? Everybodys got their dues in life to pay." "Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away..." "Dream On" - written by Aerosmith. Performed by Kelly Sweet.
I picked this because the ethereal feeling absolutely blew me away when I first heard it. I immediately thought "Bella lying in the forest". Bella has always been worrying about getting older since she met Edward, but it doesn't matter anymore because... he's gone. And it hints at both Bella and Edward wanting to die because they've lost each other.
"My darling lives in a world that is not mine, an old child misunderstood out of time. Timeless is the creature who is wise and timeless is the prisoner in disguise." "Beauty and the Beast" by Stevie Nicks
The way Bella looks at Edward...and, more importantly, the way the audience looks at Edward Cullen. Absolutely heartbreaking song. It's my Number One pick for New Moon.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
And as she and I were discussing the series, I remembered I totally forgot to add my most perfect song to my New Moon playlist.
Beauty and the Beast from Stevie Nicks. Srsly, take a minute and listen to the song (playlist below)...and read the lyrics (below the playlist). You. Will. Die. And then you'll cry for Edward Cullen. And then you'll get even more stoked for New Moon. And then you'll curse me for making you waste time when you should be working or giving the kids breakfast or doing something non-Twilight related.
Beauty and the Beast
Written by Stevie Nicks.
You're not a stranger to me
And you... well you're something to see
You don't even know how to please
You say a lot but you're unaware of how to leave
My darling lives in a world that is not mine
An old child, misunderstood, out of time
Timeless is the creature who is wise
And timeless is the prisoner in disguise
Oh who is the beauty? Who the beast?
Would you die of grieving when I leave?
Two children too blind to see
I would fall in your shadow, I believe
My love is a man who's not been tamed
Oh my love lives in a world of false pleasure and pain
We come from different worlds but we are the same
I never doubted your beauty; I've changed
Who is the beauty?
Where is my beast?
There is no beauty
Without my beast
la bete la bete
Where is my beast?
My beautiful beautiful beautiful
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Another thing I didn't notice... the weirdness of this:
"Thank you" I murmured. I realized there were tears in my eyes. I dabbed at them, embarrassed. He touched the corner of my eye, trapping one I missed. He lifted his finger, examining the drop of moisture broodingly. Then, so quickly I couldn't be positive that he really did, he put his finger to his mouth to taste it. I looked at him questioningly, and he gazed back for a long moment before he finally smiled. "Do you want to see the rest of the house?"
Um, HELLO?! Dude? No! What I want is for you to STOP tasting my ocular fluids, mmmkayyy?
An amusing quote I came across today:
I doubted there were any etiquettte books detailing how to dress when your vampire sweetheart takes you home to meet his vampire family.
And last but not least...(and I'm showing my age with this one): Have you ever sortof thought Bella Swan as being a modern-day Marilyn from the Munsters? You know... when she's just hanging out with the Cullens, being all fragile and human? The thought truly cracks me up.
LM: Tell me about the new movie. I haven't read the second book, but I assume there will be equally swoon-worthy material in this one?
MW: The girls are going to melt for this second film. Edward recites Shakespeare; and obviously Jacob has totally transformed himself. He's been working out like crazy. People are going to go nuts.
LM: But the third one is where the story starts to get really crazy.
MW: Right! Apparently there's a vampire war, and the director that they're getting for this one, David Slade, he did Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night, which are pretty dark movies. They're going dark, which I think is smart. Maybe trying to appeal to the boys a little more—‘cause they seem to have the young girl demographic locked down. [LAUGHS]
Friday, June 26, 2009
I don't really know how to feel about this interview with Melissa Rosenberg. She sounds like a VERY cool person - and she seems to have all the lurve for the Twilight series. Which is so important - and for that, I am eternally grateful. But - ugh - I am having such a hard time getting on board with "scary, visual Edward hallucinations" just so young girls can get their fill of Rob Pattinson. (Not that that's her fault - clearly she was told that's what had to happen.) But people...that's not the story! They keep saying Edward was in Bella's head the whole time he was gone. But - actually - it was the opposite. She wouldn't let herself think about him while he was gone. (And we've all been there and can relate to that horrible feeling.) I'd rather them stick to the book and have zero Edward after the break-up scene - except for his velvet voice - until Italy. It makes the reunion all that much better. And Jacob Black gets the spotlight he deserves. I also have done a 180 on this "scary Edward" concept that once had me stoked. Bottom line - Edward wishes he was scary. This is how it usually went with Edward and Bella:'
Edward: Bella, you really should be scared of me. Are you scared?
Bella: Um, no.
Edward: No seriously, Bella, I'm a monster.
Bella: Sorry - not scared. You're too dreamy.
Edward: Bella - how can you not be scared of me?
Bella: I don't know; I'm just not. Hey look, Emmett is shirtless!
Edward: (turns head) No he's not.
Bella: Made ya look!
OK so maybe that last part never happened. But you know Emmett would do that. So if you're going to make Edward scary, the least you could do to counteract it is make Emmett shirtless as much as possible. Mkayyyy?
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
If you think I'm silly enough to be one of those people who would see The Proposal just to see the New Moon trailer, you are absolutely right.
What transformed in front of my eyes was mind-boggling. Not just the trailer; the audience. I have never, EVER seen such a huge crowd of people go nuts over a movie, let alone a 90 second trailer. When Jacob appears on the screen in all his nekidness, holy cow... everyone flips OUT.
Before I go to bed... I have to do two things.
One - I have to throw another shout-out to Maria at the Bonefish Grille because she is such a faithful Twihard and it's always fun to go and discuss the books with her.
Two - I have a confession. I hate to admit this - but I can't stop myself. Are you ready? OK - here we go. Rob Pattinson is BE-YOND beautiful on the big screen while playing Edward Cullen. I was so totally not prepared for that. All the telling myself he's "just a hoodie-wearing kid" went out the window for 90 seconds. I cannot imagine what I'm supposed to do with 2 hours. Thank god he's in South America for most of the film.
And that, my Twihard friends, is all I've got to say about that. Choke me in the shallow water before I get too deep.
PS - The movie was actually really good!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
New Moon Trailer Gets a 'Proposal'
Beyond the Twilight Saga, Twilight and New Moon, every now and then a trailer boosts the box-office receipts of a movie that may not quite have performed as well at theaters as expected. In fact, one highly anticipated trailer puts butts in the seats ahead of a completely unrelated movie. This week it was the Twilight sequel New Moon, which previewed at an advance screening of the latest Sandra Bullock comedy The Proposal, which hit theaters on Friday, June 19.
Keep a close eye on the final weekend box-office for The Proposal. If it breaks records, the final numbers may reflect the true power of The Twilight Saga.
PS - Dear Taylor,
Love the black hoodie look. Just please don't overdue it like RPattz.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Click here to follow "Charlie Swan".
Click here to follow "Billy Black".
Click here to follow "Carlisle".
All these guys are a lot of fun to follow. They're funny and intelligent and don't seem to take themselves too seriously (if at all). And they're all integral parts of the Twilight series films. So go follow 'em!
It's clear in this scary-assed video that you need new security detail. My 4 year old could protect you better than this.
I have been accused in the past of being "protective" of Robert Pattinson because I don't believe most of the trash people write about him. I found this video to be disgusting and the over-protective mom in me comes out in a big way when I see it. Dude he's got BOTH hands in his hair. Clearly he's nervous. Get OFF of him and let him do his job. I can only imagine how his poor parents feel when they see something like this. These freaky aggro chicks were TOUCHING him. FIRE THE BODYGUARDS because they SUCK.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
***UPDATE - after seeing the video I have totally changed my tune and realize I was a bit too nonchalant about this. God bless this guy for dealing with all this BS. I would be losing my shizzle if people were touching me like that. I didn't realize how bad it was until I saw the video.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
When I first started paying attention to Kstew in the media, I was less-than-thrilled with her wardrobe choices. I wanted her to girl it up a bit and maybe trade in the Converse for a day here and there. But I have done a complete and utter 180 - and here's why.
I went to the movies the other day... and my online Twi-bud, Kim, can attest to how (some of) the young girls are dressed at our local movie theater. They tend to look like - how can I put this mildly? BIG FAT HO'S. Pants with rises so low they have to get a Brazilian just to be seen in them. Shirts with so much cleavage showing you could hide your car keys. And I'm talking about kids in highschool, people. But...when I went to the movies the other day, do you know what the kids were all wearing? Skinny jeans - hoodies - and Converse sneakers. They looked like friggin kids and not hookers. It was a beautiful thing. And I am giving 100% credit to Kstew. And PS - I am loving the hair. I think it's fabu. A little framing around the face never hurt anyone and I think it does wonders for her.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Rob P. leaving the Bowery last night
KStew's new hair - I had to post this because I have SICK respect for her for doing this. She looks AWESOME and she looks EXACTLY like Joan!! I dig Joan Jett and have since I was in the 8th grade (Yeah I'm old whatever, get over it) since m'girl is originally from Main Line like me. She and Pink pretty much are primo examples of the tough Philly chicks. (OK Philly Burb Chicks. LOL) I. Love. It.
Kstew and Dakota at the Roxy - love that these two are BFFs. Poor Dakota needs all this limelight after the train wreck that was War of the Worlds. Tom Cruise almost ended her career before her what - 13th birthday?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
- Caius... is a douche.
- As with the other books, I loved this so much more the 2nd time around. I didn't race through the visiting vampire stuff toward the end and I frankly cannot WAIT to see who they cast in the movie. I would give my left ovary to see a little Jonathan Rhys Meyers action... or possibly a Jude Law casting, perhaps? (And PS I had him on the brain days ago BEFORE they started asking RPattz about him in the media. Word.) OK Back to the book:
- Every time Edward and Jacob have "a moment" I'm so verklempt I want to send someone a sappy Hallmark card.
- Why can't Alice "see" half-immortals? I thought she couldn't "see" things when Renesmee was around because she was tied to Jacob. But she couldn't see Nahuel, either. And if you don't remember who Nahuel is, you need to get your ass in gear and re-read Breaking Dawn, too.
- Why does Stephenie throw Esme so few crumbs in this book? They might as well save their pennies and send poor Elizabeth Reaser back to Grey's Anatomy during the shooting of this movie since she's barely in the book. And believe me, I love her, too. I need more cowbell - and Esme.
- Bella and Edward = Sappy and Sappier in this book. I love 'em - and I loved the book - but man they are so gooey at the end. I half expect them to call each other schnookems and stay up late watching "7th Heaven" reruns.
It is a-ma-zing to me to see the difference between "Breaking Dawn Bella and Edward" and "Twilight Bella and Edward". In Breaking Dawn, Edward's home entertaining the guests on the Steinway while Bella's taking Renesmee to her father's for a lovely afternoon visit (um, not actually. Can we say J. Jenks?) Certainly is a far cry from the high school days when Edward was stalking half the junior class' brains for Bella tidbits in the middle of English class. Or was it Geometry class? Uh oh....I can't remember. And you know what THAT means?! Yup! The big, ol' MIDNIGHT SUN RE-READ!!! Stay tuned!
***There is some discrepancy about this song. It's supposedly a demo from 2007 called "Did You" - but I'm not finding anything called "Empty as I Am" so maybe they've renamed the demo? She says Empty as I Am has a "sweet melody" - and this isn't a sweet song. So maybe it's not the right song? If someone can clear this up, please let me know.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
OK so this funny dude - Twilight Guy (check out his site) - has a cool little contest going where you can win all sorts of signed Twilight goodness for just subscribing to his youtube channel (that means push a little "subscribe" button - not too difficult). So of course, I did. Here's what I want: The signed copy of Twilight (with the signed New Moon coming in second) or the signed photo of Kellen Lutz riding with his head out of the hummer; one of my absolutely FAVORITE shots from the movie. SO Emmett.
I have been playing with some possible video ideas for a while now. If I make something, it might feature Jenn M. and Shannon C. - and maybe everyone who comes to my 100 Days 'til New Moon party - if they'll give me their consent. (insert evil laughter here)
*Thanks so much to twilightersanonymous.com for the awesome photo!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
So after a few minutes of pondering this, I decided I was proud of Stephenie Meyer. She could be very different about all of this. She could be going to awards - hobnobbing with the world - but she's not. She could be trying to get every bit of limelight possible - but she's not. For whatever reason, she has decided to "sit this one out" if you will. And I'm insanely impressed by that. If it were me, I'd have had my ass planted right in between Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart during the awards. I'd have gotten every designer in Manhattan to bring me dresses. And I'd have had my own little "almost kiss" with Carlisle (with Jenny AND Esme's blessing, of course) - only I'd have faked him out and gone in for the kill. But not Stephenie Meyer. Lord knows what she was doing on Sunday night. Watching in her sweats with her family at home, perhaps? (Finishing Midnight Sun, perhaps?) Regardless, she is one CLASS ACT and I am once again reminded of my respect and high regard for this woman. And as I said in the early days of this blog and should be saying a lot more these days: It's. Not. About. The. Movies. It's about the books. All of it. All of this. And we all need to remember that a little more often.
OK so why is it weird? Because - after the laundry was finished (yeah right) - I came downstairs, looked at my Google homepage, and noticed a blurb on newmoonmovie.org about Stephenie Meyer deleting her Myspace page. She posted a note on her website, saying she has never had a Facebook page - doesn't Twitter - and will only be communicating with fans via her official website. And I'm sure you - like I - will detect a bit of bitterness when she mentions missing the old days of being able to talk to fans online. So I'm guessing she is truly disappearing for a while. And I could not BE more thrilled. It means she's writing, people. It means she's got something cooking and I, for one, cannot wait to find out what. OK so I'm hoping upon hope that it involves a little more Edward - and a little less mermaids - than what has been previously pondered. But - whatever. I just hope Stephenie Meyer is in a good place right now and is truly happy. Because she's brought a lot of happiness into our lives... it's only right she get to enjoy her own.
*Thanks to entertainment weekly for the photo.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
You can see all the photos of Rob P. looking slightly terrified - and taking his shoes off at security - at Celebrity Gossip. Truly unfrigginbelievable.
PS - Hope you liked my erratic posting last night during the awards. Which only goes to show that I truly do live in p-u-r-g-a-t-o-r-y over the Twilight series. It just ain't right. They will commit me before this is all over and Breaking Dawn comes out. I just hope they let me watch it in the rubber room.