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Twilight Saga author Stephanie Meyer reflects on the writing and filming process
April 21, 2009, 10:58 pm
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“I WAS observing this perfect circle of a meadow with a boy and a girl having a conversation. She was unremarkable, but he was glistening in the sun. He was beautiful. And he was a vampire.

“He was telling her how much he wanted to kill her and yet how much he loved her.”

So recounts Stephenie Meyer, the Mormon mother-of-three living on the edge of the Arizona desert, of her June 2003 dream that stirred her imagination to ask: what happened next?

It’s a question for which the 42 million readers of Meyer’s four-novel Twilight saga and viewers of the box-office hit Twilight film will always be grateful, because later that day the young mother wrote down the dream – and kept writing.

“The dream is pretty well chronicled in Chapter 13 (of Twilight),” Meyer says. “I can still see it. It was a very unusual dream and I’ve never had any like it before or since.

“I woke up from it thinking, ‘What would they have said next?’ I wrote it down. And it was really that process of writing it down where I was hooked. I wrote the first 10 pages, most of it with my youngest on my lap watching (TV show) Blues Clues over my shoulder.”


New Moon will kill Twilight
April 7, 2009, 11:44 pm
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If you thought Twilight was great then just wait until you see New Moon.
Kristen Stewart and Ashley Greene think New Moon is going to be miles better that Twilight.
Ashley told Reelzchannel: “New Moon is kind of a step up.
“In Twilight we built this foundation, it was almost like an indie film, we didn’t have that high level budget.
“Now, because of the success of Twilight we have this budget to go on and so everythings a little bit improved.”
Edi Gathegi added: “I think it’s just more active, things happening from the outset and I think there’s more forward movement in that scipt.”
We can’t wait to see Robert Pattinson and the rest of the Twilight gang again… we just hope November comes around fast.


Twilight goes old school with custom shoes
April 7, 2009, 11:43 pm
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Not being a fan, or the mother of a teen, I’ll admit my limited awareness when it comes to fashion accessories related to Twilight. Actually, until very recently, my knowledge went only as far as the abundant flair (virtual pin back buttons to the uninitiated) traded freely by Edward Cullen’s crew on Facebook.
Recently though, I was looking through a shoe-related newsfeed and ran across an article about some cleverly painted shoes crafted for specifically for Twilight’s diehard fans. It just seemed like a shame not to share them with you.
Digging a little deeper I found the shoes, primarily old school Converse Chuck Taylor high tops and other varied athletic shoes, are hand painted by a number of different artists. “There are a few of us that customize Converse Chucks, though similar, we all have our own unique style,” said English artist Sandira Reddy. “I also customize hoodies and wrist cuffs.”
Information on Reddy’s business, Canvas Warriors, can be found on MySpace at: http://www.myspace.com/464986127. This includes ordering instructions for the shoes, which will set you back $140 a pop. Be sure to turn up your speakers and enjoy my favorite Muse tune, Supermassive Black Hole, while visiting.
Oh, I did write about decorating your own shoes not long ago, and quite frankly, I’m still not sure that’s a good idea unless you’re an artist like Reddy. If you are, rock on! .


Twilight stars filming New Moon at Vancouver high school
April 7, 2009, 11:39 pm
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Twilight film crews were rolling cameras at David Thompson secondary in Vancouver Monday — and an insider tells The Vancouver Sun they’ll be back again Tuesday.

Vampire fans were craning their necks to catch glimpses of the Twilight stars at the high school on East 55th Ave.

It’s unclear which New Moon cast members were on location, but stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are currently filming the blockbuster sequel in Vancouver.

Pattinson was seen dining at Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar in Vancouver’s trendy Yaletown last week. A call to the manager confirmed that the teen heartthrobs frequent the restaurant “two or three times a week.”

In the past few weeks, fans have been running off their feet to catch glimpse of the stars around the city. Filming crews have been spotted at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, in Pitt Meadows and on location at Tofino near Long Beach.

Pattinson also attended the Juno Awards reportedly was friendly towards fans, even giving a hug to a waitress who served him at Azia Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.


‘Twilight’ News: 80% False, 20% Regurgitated
April 7, 2009, 11:38 pm
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Here is a massivee article about the twilight news we read every day…

On April Fools Day last week, I noticed something significant when it came to the news surrounding the Twilight camp. If you’re like me, you have Google alerts set up for Twilight, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (at the very least) and you browse though article after article looking for some new awesome piece of information to fulfill this Twilight void in your heart – rereading the books over and over again can only do so much for a girl. But, if you’re like me and you keep up with the Twilight news everyday, you might’ve noticed something: almost all Twilight articles are fake gossip rumors or one of fifteen stories written on the same subject.

So, April Fools Day passed like any other in the Twilight news realm. I glanced at the titles and then quickly dismissed them as just another hoax in a long line of hoaxes. When it comes to being an actual Twilight fan, these so-called Twilight reporters are starting to frustrate me quite a bit with their simple yet repetitive tactics. I’ll go over a few here.
Don’t Miss

BuddyTV’s Twilight Challenge: The Live Thoughts (Page 1/5)
‘Twilight’ Wins at Kids’ Choice Awards–And Fellow Awardees Catch Up
Michael Welch: My ‘Twilight’ Dance Was Improvised
New Moon: British Newcomer Becomes Caius
New Moon: Meet Alex Meraz, One of the Wolves
More on…Twilight >>

What lengths will they go to in order to include Robert Pattinson’s name in the title of an article?
I read articles every day that have absolutely nothing to do with Robert Pattinson. Just today, I read a blurb about Nikki Reed going to Sushi in LA with her friends even though the article had Pattinson’s name in the title. I’ve read articles that didn’t even relate to Twilight or any of the cast members that used Robert Pattinson’s name to get fans to visit the site.

Rob rumors, although sometimes fun, can strive to be malicious just to get fans riled up.
So evidently Robert Pattinson leads a quiet life that just isn’t good enough for the overactive media. “There’s literally not a single [true] story that could be written about me,” he says. “I never do anything.” But people want every little Rob detail possible, so they start making up controversial stories. For instance, it came out that Robert Pattinson had been stinking up the set of New Moon due to his lack of showering. Turns out, according to Rob, “I haven’t even been on the set yet!”

Crazy Twilight hookups aren’t happening, but “sources” seem to report new ones each week.
Obviously some fans would love Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson to hook up, but Kristen is in a long-term relationship with Michael Arangano so it’s not going to happen. After Kristen came out to specifically explain the Rob hook-up rumors and said, “It’s just totally false… Rob and I are good friends. We went through a lot together, so we feel very close. But if we go out in public, every little detail is scrutinized, like the way I stand next to him. And it’s like, I know this guy really well [laughs]. It’s only natural that we’re sort of leaning on each other, because we’re put in the most psychotic situations.” People got bored of the Rob and Kristen speculation so they moved onto Rob and Nikki Reed rumors. Nikki Reed visits Rob’s place so they obviously hooked up, right? Wrong. There are even plenty of Kristen Stewart and Nikki Reed rumors. Until you give me proof, I don’t want to read about it.

I’m sure there are plenty other fake stories out there. The only real stories come by once in a blue (new) moon and then every media outlet under the sun puts their own spin on it. Ninety percent of the writers haven’t read the Twilight series. Long story short, I’m tired of Twilight news for now. I cannot wait until real reports from the set of New Moon come out.

Luckily, I’m working on snagging a trip to the set and in May, I’ll be visiting Forks. That’ll keep my Twilight-centric brain busy for a while.

What do you think? Are you fed up with the Twilight news? Do you still like reading Rob stories even though they might be fake? What do you think?


Twilight Not Worth The Hype
April 5, 2009, 11:09 pm
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t seems like we see something related to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series everywhere we turn. From “Team Edward” T-shirts to movie release parties, it’s hard to escape the phenomenon that stemmed from four poorly researched books about the supernatural.

Bella Swan moves from Phoenix to Forks, Wash., and falls in love with the mysterious Edward Cullen, whom she later discovers is a vampire. Anything that could keep Edward and Bella apart ensues, putting off the inevitable: her becoming a vampire.

The characters are very obnoxious. Bella has grown up being painfully average and not outstanding at anything, so she is quite taken aback when the kids at her new school seem to want to be her friend.

Edward at first tries to keep as far from her as possible. He eventually admits that he is a vampire and spends his sleepless nights watching her.

Jacob Black, from the Quiluete tribe in La Push, becomes Bella’s best friend. He tips her off to Edward’s true identity, but also says that he doesn’t believe in tribe superstitions. When he becomes a werewolf, he is forced to believe in these legends.

Common knowledge about vampires no longer applies. Edward and his family do not drink human blood; they hunt animals and call themselves “vegetarians.”

They do not die a painful death and turn to dust in the sun; instead, it makes them sparkle. That’s right; apparently vampires sparkle.

The plot is predictable and relies heavily on coincidences the readers do not yet know.

In “Eclipse,” an army of young, untrained vampires is unleashed on Seattle. The Cullens plan to intervene to stop the slaughter, and lucky for them, Jasper just happens to have experience with the training and destruction of “newborns,” new vampires, from his living through a vampire war in the south.

There are also a lot of “duh” moments, when it seems unbelievable that one of the supposedly-intelligent characters hasn’t figured the problem out yet.

If you can get past the flaws in the two most important parts of any book, you might see it as more than literary trash. Reading tip: Pretend you’re 13 again. It won’t make it any better, but you might actually enjoy it… like I did.


Summit Releasing The Anti-Twilight
March 29, 2009, 11:40 pm
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Summit is trying to pick up the story Elevator Men, which is a darker look at the kind of vampires who don’t sparkle in sunlight and won’t try to resist chomping on your neck.

“It’s a reaction to all of these stories now — TV shows and movies — that play this kind of romantic, fantastical, sexy aspect of getting involved with monsters. This is the dark, sinister version of what really happens when you decide you’re going to get close to really bad things.”