Things we like other than Twilight (though still loosely related)

31 01 2010

New Moon, another teen utopia where the pretty boys get dolled up like supermodels, while the girl looks like she just slept on the bus.” –Rolling Stone Magazine

Despite what this blog may lead you to believe, there are things I like besides Twilight and I think you’d like some (or all!) of them too, so I thought I’d share a few of my other obsessions:

1. Jane Austen

Connection: Bella is a huge Austen fan. Also, Stephenie Meyer has said that Twilight is looooosely based on Pride and Prejudice.

Jane Austen’s books combine lively heroines with dashing heroes, Victorian charm and entertaining witticisms which has made her one of the classic female writers. My personal favorites include the well-known Pride and Prejudice, for the vivacious heroine Elizabeth Bennet and the mysteriously enchanting Mr. Darcy and Northanger Abbey for it’s antics and humor and different but still lovable hero Henry Tilney. All of her novels are amazing, though. You should read them all 🙂

There is also a fabulous BBC miniseries called “Lost in Austen” in which a modern day girl accidentally switched places with Elizabeth Bennet, with hilarity ensuing. You should read Pride and Prejudice first, though, because it plays off of it heavily.

2. The Vampire Diaries

Connection: Vampires (obviously), plus Twilight was mentioned in an episode of the CW show.

I’ll admit, I watched the show first because I was told it was better. The show is really good, though much darker than Twilight, in my opinion. Plus, there are two gooooorgeous main characters.

I’ve also started reading the books, and they’re interesting too. However, you should know that the show and books are VERY VERY VERY different. If you can get past that though, both are worth a look. (Take that with a grain of salt about the books though – I haven’t read them all yet.)

3. Harry Potter

Connection: Robert Pattinson played Cedric Diggory in Goblet of Fire (and Edward in Twilight, of course), and Jamie Campbell Bower is playing Grindelwald in Deathly Hallows (as well as Caius in New Moon, of course)

Now, I know that for some reason Twilight and Harry Potter are set up as rivals and a lot of the fans take sides, but I really don’t know why. In my opinion they are VERY different series, aside from the fact that they are fantasy novels written for young readers and are immensely popular. That’s where all likeness ends. Harry Potter is a very structured, plot-driven series. There is a determined course of events that the whole series works towards. Twilight, on the other hand, is character-driven and emotion-centered. It focuses heavily on romantic love, which you will not find in Harry Potter. Yes, there are romantic interests in Harry Potter, but they’re not the main focus of the books. And you’re probably not going to want to have Harry’s babies with quite the same passion as we want to have Edward/Jacob’s (depending on your team loyalties). Both series are fabulous in different ways and I highly recommend reading the Harry Potter series.

4. The Host

Connection: Obviously, Stephenie Meyer wrote it 🙂

Stephenie recreates the innovative magic of Twilight by taking a sci-fi concept (in this case aliens) and turning it into a romance. The Host is creative and imaginative and the characters are very nearly as endearing as the ones we’ve come to worship from Twilight. I was afraid I would be waiting for Edward to appear, but Steph gave me a new hero worthyof paying attention to, and I got lost in the story quickly.

The Host focuses on Melanie, who basically lives in a post-apocalyptic world in which aliens have quietly invaded earth and slowly taken over the bodies of the humans. There are a few humans hiding out and holding out, and there are some who are caught who resist the invasion of the alien into their body. Melanie is one of them. The alien with whom she shares her body is named Wanderer, or Wanda, and the two talk to each other within the same mind. Melanie’s feelings slowly start to become Wanda’s, and together they set out to find the man that Melanie loves.

This book is emotionally charged and thought-provoking and I am dying for the next book to come out, though there’s no word on when that will be. (Come on, Steph!)


Let me know if you try these out and what you think of them! I hope you love them just as much as I do, because I believe they’re all amazing!

What do YOU love besides Twilight???


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News & Stuff

27 01 2010

Hey guys!

Sorry I’ve been MIA so long. Life is crazy, and posting is more time consuming than I would have believed, so it’s going to be less frequent now, but I will still post from time to time! I also tweet pretty frequently, so follow me here.

Anyway, a few news updates.

The New Moon DVD is available for preorder and has a release date of March 20, 2010. If you preorder on Amazon, they’ll give you a refund if the price goes down before the release date.

Also coming to DVD March 20, 2010 is the documentary of the real town of Forks called “Twilight in Forks: Saga of the Real Town.” It is also available for preorder.

Here’s the trailer:

The release date for the first Twilight graphic novel has also been revealed: March 16, 2010! There is a press release on Stephenie Meyer’s website under January 20th.

The Hillywood Show (aka my heroes) have released their New Moon Parody! It’s AMAZING. Check it out:

Also, here’s some behind-the-scenes footage from their Twilight Parody:

In unrelated but related news, have you guys seen the online show I Heart Vampires? I LOVE it. It has a lot of Twilight references, in my opinion, too. These two girls are in love with this book series about vampires & have a vlog about it. Someone emails them the first chapters of an unreleased book in the series and they share it with their fans. Then, all hell breaks loose (sound familiar?) You can watch it here.

You can also read the first five chapters of the fake series here. Trust me, it’s awesome! I’m dying for more!

Finally, Ashley Greene (aka Alice aka amazing) tweeted about Teens For Jeans, which is helping homeless teens in Haiti. You can donate jeans to any Aeropostale store through Feb 14. There are also lots of other charities helping out in Haiti – go here for more information. Please guys, let’s do all we can.

Well, that’s all from me for now! I’ll do another Cullen Lovin’ post on the remaining two (Carlisle & Esme) as soon as I can! I also have some love to show for some non-Cullen characters. Keep an eye on my twitter for updates!

Also, I am officially affiliated with the blog that started it all – Letters to Twilight. I’ve also affiliated with Edward’s Meadow! Check out their links on the Affiliates page!

Also, if anyone has emailed me, I’ll get back to you soon! I am sooo behind.

Oh, and of course – 15 days till Taylor Lautner’s birthday!


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Parodies Part 3

19 11 2009

LESS THAN 24 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Moon quote-of-the-day: “Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars—points of light and reason… And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.” –Edward, Chapter 23

To tide you over till then, I bring you another installment of parodies from my new favorite site Take180.

But first, the hilarious Moviefone Unscripted interview with TLaut, RPattz, and Chris Weitz:

And, a hilarious UNCENSORED (Warning – tons of cursing) interview with the New Moon cast:

Now, on to the parodies. I should warn you, these parodies are different than the usual ones – they parody the actors. This is not a hater post – but let’s face it, we all know Rob’s hair is crazy, Taylor’s six-pack has taken on a life of its own, and Kristen stutters. It’s a fact of life in the Twilight world, so I think we can poke some good-natured fun at them.

Tom Cruise auditions for New Moon:

Taylor’s abs speak for themselves:

KStew discusses her special style of acting:

Rob talks about The Hair:

Rob talks about driving women wild:

And, finally, about letting his sisters dress him up as “Claudia” (which is a true story, btw):

Remember to practice your deep breathing exercises in these final hours! The day has come at last! Prepare to squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!


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Videos, Videos and more Videos!

17 11 2009

2 Days!!!!

New Moon quote-of-the-day: “It will be as if I’d never existed.” –Edward, Chapter 2 (and everyone’s heart breaks simultaneously)

UPDATE: More Access Hollywood interviews are available here. (Including Peter Facinelli and his wife acting out New Moon with the New Moon barbies….yeah lol)

Last night was the Hollywood premiere of NEW MOON!!!! Here are some videos from last night:

Rob interview with Access Hollywood:

Access Hollywood with Taylor (which was hilarious, I might add):

The KStew with Access Hollywood:

A REALLY sweet and touching moment with RPattz & a fan:

Rob answering the cookie question & another question about the film:

Jamie Campbell Bower on the red carpet:

(Shoutout to the Twilight Facebook and The Twilight Guy for the vid!)

And, of course, our goddess, the one and only Stephenie Meyer, rockin’ it on the red carpet:

(Again, shoutout to Twilight Facebook & The Twilight Guy!)

(Yesssss, there *needs* to be some Blue October on the soundtracks! Justin Furstenfeld is a god!)

Yesterday was also a day of TV appearances:

TLaut on Leno (EPIC): (Part 2 also features new New Moon footage!)

Dakota Fanning on Ellen: (She gets the bejeezes scared out of her by…what else? A vampire LOL):

Stephenie also posted the answers to some fan questions about New Moon on her site! I HIGHLY recommend you read them! Steph is amazing and hilarious! Plus, she talks Midnight Sun!

You can also watch extra footage from her Oprah interview from Friday here.

I still need to do my Cullen Lovin’ post for Carlisle and Esme! Let me know why you love them!

2 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PPS – I found some more parodies! Keep an eye out for them sometime this week!

Parodies Part 2

8 11 2009

11 Days!!!

New Moon Quote-of-the-Day: “Romeo wouldn’t change his mind. That’s why people still remembered his name, always twined with hers: Romeo and Juliet. That’s why it was a good story. “Juliet gets dumped and ends up with Paris” would have never been a hit.” –Bella, Chapter 16

In  honor of Taylor Swift’s hilarious SNL performance last night, I thought it would be a good day for some parodies. If you missed it, here is her musical monologue in which she mentions “that werewolf from Twilight” 😉 And for the parody starters, here’s Taylor Swift’s Twilight parody from last night’s show:


I think she would have made a good Bella, don’t you? Of course, then Bella would have ended up with Jake 😉

Unwanted, Undead or Alive

“On a vampire I ride” = priceless. (Shoutout to Jessica!)


The Twilight Before Christmas

Twilight-High School Musical

New Moon: The Musical

Twilight: The Music Video

Edward rapping? Really? I don’t even know where to begin…

Twilight Trailer Spoof

New Moon Trailer Spoof (The ending is what makes it worth it ;-))


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Cullen Lovin’ Part 3: Emmett Cullen

6 11 2009

13 Days!!!

New Moon Quote-of-the-day: “Emmett, Edward’s playful bear of a brother, I did miss. He was in many ways just like the big brother I’d always wanted… only much, much more terrifying.” –Bella, Chapter 1 (Fitting, no?)

Reasons to Love Emmett Cullen

1. He’s like a giant, hard-as-a-rock, strong-as-hell teddy bear.

“SHEESH, EDWARD! GET A GRIP! Emmett shouted at me in his head. His hand came down on my shoulder, holding me in my seat before I could jump to my feet. He rarely used his full strength — there was rarey a need, for he was so much stronger than any vampire any of us had ever encountered — but he used it now. He gripped my arm, rather than pushing me down. If he’d been pushing, the chair under me would have collapsed.” (Midnight Sun, Chapter 3)

“If you’ve ever seen a bear attack on television, you should be able to visualize Emmett hunting.” –Edward, Midnight Sun, Chapter 11

2. He’s the big brother we all wish we had.

“Rosalie was a pain, but I would always owe her one for choosing Emmett; no one had a better brother than mine.” –Edward, Midnight Sun, Chaper 12

He’s teasing…

“You haven’t changed at all. I expected a perceptible difference, but here you are, red-faced just like always.” –Emmett, New Moon, Chapter 1

“You’re monopolizing the bride. Let me dance with my little sister. This could be my last chance to make her blush.” –Emmett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4

“Maybe you’re not as scary as you think you are,” Emmett said, chuckling. “I bet I could have frightened her better than that.” –Emmett, Midnight Sun, Chapter 2

He’s protective…

“Rosalie and Emmett led the way, Emmett looking ridiculously like a bodyguard in the middle of hostile territory.” — Edward, Midnight Sun, Chapter 2

He’s playful…

“Emmett and Jasper were not above taking advantage of my distraction to bombard me with slushballs.” –Edward, Midnight Sun, Chapter 2

“”Human, you say?” Emmett asked.

He held up his right fist, twisting his fingers to reveal the snowball he’d saved in his palm. Of course it had not melted there. He’d squeezed it into a lumpy block of ice. He had his eyes on Jasper, but I saw the direction of his thoughts. So did Alice, of course. When he abruptly hurled the ice chunk at her, she flicked it away with a casual flutetter of her fingers. The ice rococheted across the length of the careteria, too fast to be visible to human eyes, and shattered with a sharp crack against the brick wall. The brick cracked, too….

“Very human, Emmett,” Rosalie said scathingly. “Why don’t you punch through the wall while you’re at it?”

“It would look more impressive if you did it, baby,”” (Midnight Sun, Chapter 2)

He acts like a 2-year-old sometimes…

“I heard Emmett grumble. He always got frustrated when Alice and I had these kinds of conversations.” –Edward, Midnight Sun, Chapter 4

“Oh, hey Edward!” he shouted back, grinning and waving at me. The bear took advantage of his distraction to rake its heavy paw across Emmett’s chest. The sharp claws shredded through his shirt, and squealed across his skin. The bear bellowed at the high-pitched noise. Aw hell, Rose gave me this shirt! Emmett roared back at the enraged animal.” (Midnight Sun, Chapter 7)

“”A few minutes later, Emmett jogged over to where I was waiting for him. His shirt was destroyed, torn and bloodied, sticky with sap and covered in fur. His dark curly hair wasn’t in much better shape, He had a huge grin on his face.

“That was a strong one. I could almost feel it when h clawed me.”

“You’re such a child, Emmett.”” (Midnight Sun, Chapter 7)

 3. He’s competitive as hell and more than a little feisty.

“Aw, what a waste. And here you’re probably the one person who could take him – since he can’t get in your head to cheat – and you had a perfect excuse, too. I’ve been dying to see how he’d do without that advantage.” –Emmett (to Bella), Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22

“I’m not going down without a fight.” –-Emmett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29

“Emmett was fuming over a wrestling match he’d lost to Jasper during the night. It would take all his limited patience to make it to the end of the school day to orchestrate a rematch. I never really felt intrusive hearing Emmett’s thoughts, because he never thought one thing that he would not say aloud or put into action.” –Edward, Midnight Sun, Chapter 1

“We all hated gym, Emmett especially. Throwing games was an affont to his pesonal philosophy.” –Edward, Midnight Sun, Chapter 11

4. The boy knows how to make a dirty innuendo.

‘Bout time somebody scored around here.” –Emmett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25

“I’m sure you’ll ace your classes… apparently there’s nothing interesting for you to do at night besides study.” –Emmett (to Bella), Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25

5. In the throes of passion, he tears down houses.

You know you wanna tap that.

“So it’s still standing? I would’ve thought you two had knocked it to rubble by now. What were you doing last night? Discussing the national debt?” –Emmett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25

“You gonna back down so easy, little sister? Not much wild about you, is there? I bet that cottage doesn’t have a scratch. Did Edward tell you how many houses Rose and I smashed?” –Emmett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26

6. The entirety of Midnight Sun.

There’s also an Twilight outtake on Steph’s site that has a hilarious Emmett moment.

7. Nothing ever bothers Emmett.

“As we walked in, Emmett ambled through the kitchen door, seeming perfectly at ease. Nothing ever bothered Emmett.” –Bella, Eclipse, Chapter 12

“”Ease up, Edward,” Emmett said. “Honestly. So you kill one human. That’s hardly the end of the world.

“You would know,” I murmured.

Emmett laughed. “You’ve got to learn to get over things. Like I do. Eternity is a long time to wallow in guilt.””  (Midnight Sun, Chapter 2)

“What’s the big deal?” Emmett disagred. “Either he will or he won’t kill her. Might as well get it over with, either way.” (Midnight Sun, Chapter 5)

“Emmett didn’t hold grudges, and I probably ought to be more grateful for his easy going nature.” -Edward, Midnight Sun, Chapter 3

“I’ll say,” Emmett agree. His voice was still close to laughter. Trust Emmett to find the joke in the destruction of my life.” –Edward, Midight Sun, Chapter 4

8. He loves his wife, no matter how crazy she acts (We’ll be showing some Rosalie love tomorrow ;-))

“Emmett and Rosaie were oblivious, having another of their moments, gazng into each others’ eyes with wonder — it was ather disgusing to watch from the outside.” –Edward Midnight Sun, Chapter 3

9. He’s hilarious.

“I’m really glad Edward didn’t kill you. Everything’s so much more fun with you around.” –Emmett, Eclipse, Chapter 4

“Nice to have toddlers guarding the fort.” –Emmett (about Jake and Seth), Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11 

“Damn, kid, you’re a mess, Emmett added, sympathy in his tone.”  Midnight Sun, Chapter 3

“Who are you and what the hell have you done with my brother?” —Emmett (to Edward), Midnight Sun, Chapter 12

10. Have you SEEN Kellan Lutz?!?!?!

They could not have possibly gotten a better Emmett. And he’s hott. That’s right – with 2 t’s.


And he’s hilarious (just like Emmett):

Well, there’s some Emmett Cullen-Lovin’ for your drooling pleasure 😉 What did I miss? Tell me in the comments! Come back tomorrow for some Rosalie Hale Cullen-Lovin’!

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Cullen Lovin’ Part 2: Jasper Hale

5 11 2009

14 Days!!!

 New Moon Quote-of-the-Day: “Attention is never a good thing, as any other accident-prone klutz would agree. No one wants a spotlight when they’re likely to fall on their face.” –Bella, Chapter 1

UPDATE: Here is a handy-dandy New Moon promo interviews TV guide!

Reasons to Love Jasper Hale

1. His nickname is Jazz. And that’s just awesome.

2. He can feel and contol your emotions.

Really, how awesome is that? Who hasn’t wished their boyfriend knew how they felt? With Jazz, it’s a reality 😉 And as long as he uses the emotion control thing for good and not evil, we’re set.

““And Jasper making you feel all warm and fuzzy about spilling your guts, don’t forget that.” — Bella, Twilight, Chapter 15

“You know how Jasper is – he can’t resist a good emotional climate. You’re so happy all the time, love, he gravitates toward you without thinking.” –Edward, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27

3. He’s a good Southern gentleman.

“And you ducked your head, like a good Southern gentleman, and said, ‘I’m sorry, ma’am.'” –Alice, Eclipse, Chapter 13

4. He was a solder.

To quote an unrelated TV show: “Men are weak. Except for soldiers. Soldiers are sexy.” –Edna, Everwood

Who doesn’t love a man in uniform?

5. He has one badass history. See Eclipse Chapter 13.

“Jasper shows up, covered in battle scars, towing this little freak who greets them all by name, knows everything about them, and wants to know which room she can move into.” –Edward, Eclipse, Chapter 13

“It was hard to take my eyes off his ravaged neck and jaw — hard to believe that even a vampire could have survived so many sets of teeth ripping into his throat.

Instinctively, I tensed to defend myself. Any vampire who saw Jasper would have had the same reaction. The scars were like a lighted billboard. Dangerous, they screamed. How many vampires had tried to kill Jasper? Hundreds? Thousands? The same number that had died in the attempt.” –Bella, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20

Who doesn’t love the bad boy?

6. But he’s also an overprotective fool. (Like someone else we know. Aww.)

“Overprotective fool.” — Alice (about Jasper, after he tried to keep her from having anyone to fight in the battle and ended up getting bitten), Eclipse, Chapter 25

7. He fights his thirst and suffers every day, for his love, Alice.

“After a century of instant gratification, I found self-discipline… challenging.” –Jasper, Eclipse, Chapter 13

“You held out your hand, and I took it without stopping to make sense of what I was doing. For the first time in almost a century, I felt hope.” –Jasper (To Alice), Eclipse, Chapter 13

8. He’s also just plain hella sweet.

“I can feel what you’re feeling now — and you are worth it.” –Jasper (To Bella), Twilight, Chapter 19

9. Jackson Rathbone and 100 Monkeys are basically pure awesome.

It doesn’t so much matter what he’s saying, but the boy’s voice is a panty-dropper:

And the baseball scene with the Jasper’s epic single line of the whole movie (Skip to 4:42 if you just want to hear the line without watching the whole clip):

Well, there’s today’s dose of Cullen Lovin’. What did I leave out? Why do YOU love Jasper? Discuss in the comments! And come back tomorrow for the Emmett installment of the Cullen Lovin’ Series!

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