The Reluctant Twilighter

I can't believe I have a Twilight blog…

True Love Waits October 19, 2009

Tonight is a momentous night.  Right about this time, exactly one month from today, we’ll all be waiting around various theaters across the world, waiting for the biggest moment of our lives.  And to mark this night, I have decided to cut myself off from any more New Moon footage from now on.  If I haven’t seen it already, I’m not watchin’ it.  Seriously.  This is it.

This includes the footage to be shown on the Scream Awards (airing October 27th) featuring the wolf pack.  Footage that apparently contains improved, “more realistic” wolves.  The same footage that was featured on Entertainment Tonight this evening.  The same footage that you can download on iTunes for free RIGHT NOW.  I would love nothing more than to pull up iTunes and watch these fancypants CGI wolves at this very moment.  I downloaded the clip already, it’s ready to go.  I was about to watch it, and then I realized something.  Watching these scenes will be so much more awesome if I’m seeing them for the first time in the theater.  On the BIG screen.  I’m sure these wolves would be pretty sweet on any screen no matter what size… but I want to be dazzled.

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My anticipation for midnight November 19th IS. GROWING. BY. THE. MINUTE.  The temptation is so high to just go and find every little clip and picture I can.  But I must be strong!  I know the payoff will be high.  I already feel like I’ve seen so much at this point.  Summit has been so kind to show us Bella’s birthday (inlcuding Jasper’s new, yet still ridiculous wig), motorcycles, new creepy Laurent, cliff-diving, shirtless Jacob, hell, they’ve even shown us shirtless Edward!!!  (The most highly-anticipated in the movie for sure.  Well, by me at least.)  I just want to save something for the big day.  For my big day.  I’m doing the right thing.  Right guys?  RIGHT?!?!

Now, I don’t want anyone reading this to think that they have to follow me in this.  I will not judge you.  This is a personal choice that I’m making for me, you all do as you see fit.  Chacun a son gout. (“To each his own” in French.  I know, fancy, right?)  Go ahead, right now, and check out those wolves.  Here’s the link. Let me know what you think.  If I can’t watch it myself, I can at least hear all about it!  Apparently Bella kicks some Quileute ass.

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And so,  believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my reader(s), Stephenie Meyer, Chris Weitz, Kristen Stewart, Moon and UC, Johnny Flynn (because he cares), and Edward Cullen (duh, because he’s the biggest supporter of True Love Waits ever) to a month of purity including New Moon abstinence from this day until the day I enter into the Cinebarre on November 19th.

On a completely different note, I reached 500 hits today!  I know that’s not really a lot compared to a lot of blogs out there, but it’s strange for me.  As someone who previously kept her Twilight thoughts to herself, it’s a big deal.  Of course I do realize that if I hadn’t written about Kristen that one time, so long ago, I wouldn’t be anywhere near 500, but whatever.  I’ll take what I can get.  The searches for her are at least getting nicer. Mostly just “Kristen Stewart,” instead of “Kristen Stewart is not nice.”  Maybe the world of Twilighters is starting to take the hint.  So we’re all in agreement?  We’re cool with Kristen?  Okay then.  I think this calls for a big, giant, Kstew lovefest.  I can’t think of a better way to celebrate 500 views, can you?

Come back soon for Kstew Lovefest!!

 

This Just In: Twitter Edition October 15, 2009

Ha HA!  I told you I would be back soon!  While you’re reading today, please enjoy these recently-released New Moon pics!

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So I’ve been paying more attention to Twitter lately.  I finally gave in and started following every single Twilight actor.  Everyone. Even little Boo Boo Stewart.  (I know, right?  Boo Boo?!?!?)  He’s the kid playing Seth Clearwater, and he’s super cute.  And apparently he’s all the rage amongst preteen girls, because he keeps tweeting about doing photoshoots for Bop and Tiger Beat.

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You can learn a lot from Twitter.  For example, David Slade, director of Eclipse, is an avid user.  Most of the time he posts random pictures of sticks and leaves and grass.  Occasionally he’ll say something about the movie he’s making too.  Like this: “and so to bed dear readers, 6am call tomorrow, back into the fray after this brief weekend sabbatical. Snow and heartbreak begins in the am.”  Is he talking about the TENT SCENE!?!?!  Oh gosh. Oh gosh. Oh gosh!

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The biggest news from Twitter this week?  Simon Pegg is Team Jacob!  If you don’t know Simon Pegg is… well, then, I hate you.  No, no, not really.  Simon Pegg is a British actor/writer, responsible for movies like Shaun of the Dead (my all-time favorite movie of ALL TIME) and Hot Fuzz.  And he was in Star Trek.  I love him.  But he’s not someone I would expect to be reading these books.

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Apparently I don’t know anything though, because he Twilight-tweeted nonstop for 24 hours.  Here’s what he had to say:

 

Note: This picture is NOT from New Moon.

Note: This picture is NOT from New Moon.

“Was bitten by a weregoat in Greece. No idea when I’ll change or what powers I will have. Intrigued!!”

“Wait, I think I changed last night. My sofa’s gone.”

“Read the Twilight books on hols. Really enjoyed them in a sort of ‘creepy old man reading delusional, horny, daughter’s diary’ way.”

“For a slightly more adult skewed werewolf novel, read Toby Barlow’s, Sharp Teeth. Utterly brilliant. http://tiny.cc/3s30R

“I’m definitely team Jacob. I much rather have good abs and burst sneakers than liquid topaz eyes and a fear of hand jobs.”

“Oh come on, the Cullens are so up themselves. Pretentious much? You’re vamps for frick’s sake, drink human blood and stop crying! (help).”

“I just woke up naked, in a petting zoo in Buckinghamshire. Where the hell have I been since 3pm? Hey I’m verified! I’m so disoriented!”

“Yeah I definitely transformed into a goat. . I did a pooh and loads of partly digested literature came out. I think New Moon was in there.”

“I’m not being mean about New Moon. I simply said I may have eaten whilst in the form of a goat. I don’t hate. It ain’t my style.”

“Right, I’m going straight to bed, think I’m beyond a bath. Go Jacob!!”

 

Go Jacob?!?!?  Whaaaa???  Mr. Pegg, you disappoint me.  But I guess I should’ve known.  He’s a boy.  Most boys are Team Jacob, right?  Because they’re all jealous of Edward?  They don’t understand his emo sensitive ways?  That’s it.

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In other Twilight news, the opening scene of Eclipse is going to be focused on Riley, Rob is still pretty much nowhere to be found, and Ashley Greene is going to be a bird for Halloween.  BIG TIME STUFF!  Thanks for stopping by!  I heart you all.

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P.S. For all you Johnny Flynn fans out there (which is everyone in the world, right?), he’s got two new songs up on his myspace page. It’s fun!

 

Two Thumbs Up! Wayyyyy up! October 14, 2009

Okay, I’m back.  I told you I would be!  Where do I even start?  This is why I’ve been gone for so long… with just about 36 days before New Moon, there’s just too much going on and I’m overwhelmed!  Today we’ll just check in and make sure that we’re all up to date, shall we?

 

First off, the New Moon soundtrack got released early!  It was supposed come out next Friday, but Summit announced yesterday that they had decided to bump it up to THIS Friday.  Woot!  Woot!  They said that it was due to “overwhelming demand,” but I think we can all assume that it’s actually because it got leaked onto the internet.  I know I stumbled upon it as early as last Sunday available for my listening pleasure… although I’m proud to say that I managed to resist.  Sometimes I like to deprive myself of things just for fun.  But you can listen to most of it now legally on the New Moon myspace page.

 

So…what do we think of the album?  I’ve been waiting for this one  for a looooong time.  Lykke Li, Bon Iver, and Muse have been 3 of my favorites this year, so hearing that they were going to be on the soundtrack was super exciting.  And they did not disappoint, for sure.  Lykke Li’s track, “Possibility,” is one of my favorites so far.  As I’m listening to hen these songs, I can’t help but try to figure out which ones will be played during which scenes (and failing miserably, I’m sure.)  But this song, I don’t picture any one particular scene, I just see Bella’s face.  Poor, poor Bella.  And it breaks my heart.  Ohhh, I CANNOT WAIT for this movie!!

 

Of course I love Muse’s song.  “I Belong To You” was a track off their latest album, but it’s been remixed a little and now sounds even better.  Good ol’ Muse.  They never fail to create really weird, kickass music.  I also really like Anya Marina’s “Satellite Heart.”  I don’t know who she is, but her voice is cool and I’m excited to find out more about her.  Another favorite of mine is the last song on the album, a piano piece called “New Moon (The Meadow)” by Alexandre Desplat.  IT’S BEAUTIFUL.  It’s what Bella’s lullaby should have been instead of that crap that Carter Burwell came up with last time around that doesn’t sound anything like a lullaby.  And I know I said Death Cab’s song was boring, but it’s starting to grown on me.

 

I’ll stop now and let you decide for yourself, there’s lots of songs to love (15 to be exact, isn’t that great?), but my official take is two big thumbs wayyyyy up.  Good job everybody.  Here’s hoping that a good soundtrack = goooood movie!

 

Happy listening!  Come back soon for more news!!  (Soon like, tomorrow.  Not soon like, weeks.  I mean it.)

 

Not Tonight October 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — reluctanttwilighter @ 9:20 pm

Sooooo I was going to write something tonight.  Because I have not written in a gagillion years.  I swear, my plan all day long was to come home and write my little heart out.  But… at approximately 4:54pm I received an email informing me that I could stream the New Moon soundtrack starting today.  WHAAAA?!?!?

And now all plans are canceled, because tonight I will be spending the last wee hours of the day listening to this much-anticipated album.  My heart is fluttering at the the thought.  I’m sure you understand.

I’ll be back soon!  Promise!