I WANT!

Entertainment Weekly has some news on some new Twilight merchandise coming from the publishing company Little, Brown. These journals are going to be released on October 13 and will come in the decorative tin in the picture above. Also to be expected in the months leading up to the New Moon movie release are,

According to a press release from the publisher, the Breaking Dawn Special Edition, on stands Aug. 4, will include a DVD of the Breaking Dawn concert series and interviews with Meyer. Those who pick up the hardcover book can also expect a poster and reproduction of handwritten lyrics for “My Never,” by Blue October’s Justin Furstenfeld. For those hoping to buy books tied into New Moon, Little, Brown will release New Moon: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion on Oct. 6 and New Moon trade and mass-market paperback tie-ins in September and November, respectively. They will also publish a New Moon Collector’s Edition on Oct. 6.

Time to start hoarding change so I don’t break the bank! I’m really looking forward to those journals. I have a weird almost fetish for anything writing related, and I’ve kept journals and diaries my whole life. I have beautiful journals that I’ve never written in because I can’t think of anything worthy enough to write in them. I foresee these Twilight journals will meet the same fate because they’re too beautiful to mar with my clumsy thoughts. I still can’t wait to have them, so they can have their own place on the bookshelf I’m going to get for all my Twilight stuff (Oh, Jeremy? If you’re reading this, we are going to get a bookshelf just for Twilight stuff. I just thought I should let you know. Kthanxbai).

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Rosalie Hale Is A Bitch

major bitch face

major bitch face


I got hooked on the Twilight series because of Edward Cullen. He was just so awesome, one of the best characters I’ve ever read about and he was enough for me to love the books. But when we were all introduced to the Cullen family, it was an added surprise. I wasn’t expecting to like all of them the way I did, and they helped me to better understand Edward’s life and his attitude.

I love Carlisle because he’s just an all around bad ass. I love Esme for being so sweet and motherly. I love Emmett for making everything funny, and being so single minded when it comes to fighting or his family. I love Jasper because he has so much vampire fighting experience and he has the awesome power of changing moods. I love Alice because she is just so ALICE. She predicts the future, is as sweet as Esme, and she likes fashion.

But there is one member of the Cullen family I really can’t stand. I understand how she is integral to the story by giving us another take on Bella’s ultimate decision. I understand and even appreciate why her character needs to be there. But I still hated reading about her.

Well, I alternated between hating her and feeling sorry for her throughout the series. In Eclipse when she told Bella the story of how she became a vampire, I thought it was really mature of her to state her reasons for being so against what Bella wanted (p.s, I also thought the way she got revenge was pretty sweet too. That’s exactly what I would do!). What happened to her was awful and I understand her resentment of that, and the way she had to give up without a choice the thing she wanted most, a child.

Aside from all that, I still thought she was so immature to treat Bella the way she did. Did she not understand that she and Bella are two different people and so the same decision is not always right for two different people? Bella was becoming a vampire by choice, for love. Just because Rosalie didn’t have that choice doesn’t mean she should treat Bella the way she does. What was the purpose of that? If she was a big enough bitch, then Bella would change her mind?

I don’t hate Rosalie because she is beautiful, self centered, conceited, and extremely selfish. I understand this is what makes up her character, and she was needed to prove that even the vampires have flaws. But I like I said earlier, reading about her was not pleasant.

She was the worst in Breaking Dawn. When Bella first called her, I was like, “WTF are you doing, Bella?! Are you crazy? All she wants is the ba- OH. Ok. I get it. Good thinking then.” Bella counted on Rosalie to not care at all about her, but instead have concern for the baby alone, because that’s what she needed. Bella was desperate to save the baby, and she knew in Rosalie she could find that. It just made me grit my teeth every time Rosalie did or said something to make it clear she didn’t care if Bella lived or died, like when she took the baby as soon it was born and ran out with her without a care for what happened to Bella.

I really hope if or when Stephanie Meyer writes another book about anyone in Twilight, I really hope it isn’t Rosalie. I would really like to have the entire series from Edward’s point of view. I want to know what he was up to while he was gone in New Moon. It would be a very interesting read, to say the least.

-Whitley

The Beginning of My New Life

I guess I will bore you with my novella now.

I would consider myself the average boyfriend, tolerable to an extent for fictional romances and obsessions.  As with most boyfriends, I assume, I never intended to see that “vampire movie” with the boy that dies in HP4. It wasn’t until 3 days of begging by Whitley, did I finally crack and commit to waiting in the movie lines… But at least we were at Star Cinema Grill, I thought to myself – my favorite movie theater/restaurant.

We bought our tickets with almost no line, after all it was an hour before the showing.  We went in and almost to the front of the line.  “Is the pandemonium over?” I asked myself.

No, just Star Cinema Grill is for adults only, its half bar, half theater and half restraunt.  It was an awesome movie, pretty action packed when James came into play.  This was the part of the movie that piqued my interest.  

Another 2 weeks go by, Whitley once again begging, but this time to read the book to me.  I didn’t want her to, not because I wasn’t interested, but I already had a book started by her that she had begged to read to me also.  It actually is a lot like Twilight.  There was murderous rage, sexiness and blood lust.  The book was Nora Roberts Carnal Innocence.  Ok, so I am streching the similarities, there is no Edward, Jacob or Jasper.

Finally we began Twilight.  I was sick for a few days, and we made it thought that book, New Moon and Eclipse within a week.  I liked the Jacob character, he reminds me of me when I was his age, young, carefree, and of course Indian.  I grew out of my Indian thing though once I hit my twenties, though.

And now we are on Breaking Dawn.  The only book that has been long enough for me (well, Whitley) to not have finished in a day or two.

I will update you with my thoughts on it after the book is behind me and I have had time to ponder it.

-Jeremy