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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Off To Memphis and Packing For My Trip!

So I am going on a Spring Break vacation with my mom, my little sister and my little brother to Tennessee. We are taking an Elvis Presley vacation, so we are going to Tupelo to visit the house where he grew up, and of course Memphis to see Sun Studios and Graceland. Our flight leaves around 5 AM tomorrow, so I wanted to get one last post in before my 3 day absence. I’m taking my laptop along, but who knows how the Internet connection in the hotel is going to be.

I wanted to share the good news. I am now the owner of a POCKET EDWARD! (Now to be known as Mini Edward on this blog, since I don’t want to steal Lauren’s name for hers)

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Jessie and I went to the mall and each got one. I was highly entertained, as I always am, by the misspelling on the packaging.

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He will be coming with me on the trip, as this is my first plane ride ever, and I pretty much want to vom just thinking about it. I will pull my trusty Mini Edward out of my bag and think back to one of my favorite parts in Eclipse:

Bella: So let’s say my bad luck did crash the plane. What exactly were YOU going to do about it?
Edward: Why is the plane crashing?
Bella: The pilots are passed out drunk.
Edward: Easy. I’d fly off the plane.
Bella: Both engines have exploded and we’re falling in a death spiral toward the earth.
Edward: I’d wait ’till we were close enough to the ground, get a good grip on you, kick out the wall, and jump. Then I’d run you back to the scene of the accident, and we’d stumble around like the two luckiest survivors in history. 

Oh Edward. If only you were real.

This was the scene earlier as I was packing my carry-on bag.

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Got my keys to be able to get back in my apartment when I get back,some clothes, my makeup bag including my Urban Decay eye shadows and my favorite lip balm, my wallet with my 20 bucks and driver’s licence, my phone and most important of all, MINI EDWARD.

I think I’m prepared.

-Whitley

Drew Barrymore to Direct Eclipse?

I have been reading up on my Twilight happenings (Google News keyword Twilight), and I can’t seem to escape this.  Everywhere has Drew Barrymore in the director’s chair for Eclipse.  I love Drew, and she is an excellent director, but I don’t see her as a good pick for Eclipse or any of the movies for that matter.  She is too lovable, and I don’t think she would capture the mood as well.

Why couldn’t we stick with a single director, expand the budget and keep the movies similar through the saga?

I am almost afraid to see New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.  I’m scared they might be too different from the mood and feeling of Twilight.

~ Jeremy

Rosalie Hale Is A Bitch

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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