Monday, September 29, 2008

Twilight Wordles

I created these Twilight series wordles today. . .

Saturday, September 27, 2008

"Our Book Club" Post

This post is dedicated to Questions, Answers, Thoughts and Epiphanies about the Twilight series.

If you have any questions you need answered, just post your questions and we'll do our best to answer them. If you have something you'd like to share, please post your comment and enlighten us all!

Too Funny!!

In my quest to find all things Twilight, I came across this photo and just had to post it. I'm not quite sure who the guy on the far right is supposed to be, but I'm assuming it's Jacob. Emmett on the left-hand side is the entire reason why I posted this ~ Check out his chest. I can't stop laughing. Enjoy!!!
Click on the picture to get a better view.....

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Twilight Followers

I just added a sweet widget to the sidebar called "Our Twilight Chronicles Followers." Everyone that is a reader of this blog, click "Follow This Blog" to become a follower! Its easy! We'd love to see who, besides the contributors and commenters, checks out our site! C'mon, show our blog some love people! We know you're out there! :)

And here is a little piece of eyecandy. This is my new favorite Twilight movie poster!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Twilight Comic

deviantART features a comic done by Makani depicting her thoughts on Twilight. She's obviously not a fan (for which we will forgive her) but it is quite comical.

Do you love it, or hate it?


Twilight Stars Show Some Harry Potter Love

As Harry Potter celebrates his 10 year "birthday", MTV interviews an array of celebrities to find out what they think of the "boy who lived". Here are Rob Pattinson and Kellan Lutz's thoughts:

Kellan Lutz ("Twilight"): "I love 'Harry Potter.' I actually wanted 'Harry Potter' as competition for 'Twilight,' because you'd be seeing the wizard side of fantasy and then jumping into the vampire life. Everyone I talk to is so obsessed with it. I always wished I had powers. I always wished I had a stick and a broom! It's a great story. It's so well-written. I think 'Harry Potter' hit everything. It set the precedent, that peak of Mount Everest, and we all want to climb that mountain. I just wish there were as many books to make movies of in 'Twilight' as there are in 'Harry Potter.' "

Robert Pattinson (Cedric in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," Edward in "Twilight"): "Does it make me a traitor? 'Harry Potter' was what made me become an actor. I credit 'Harry Potter' with everything else that's come since for me. I didn't know what I was doing before that. I hadn't read the books before doing the movie, so at first I read it just as an acting exercise. But I really enjoyed it! But I think Edward would kick Cedric's *booty*(edited for content), to be honest."

Click here to read what other celebrities are saying about Harry Potter.

Source: MTV

Peter Facinelli interview

Peter Facinelli, who plays the father figure, Carlisle Cullen in the upcoming Twilight movie, speaks out about his role in the movie with The New York Posts' blog POPWRAP. Here are some of the highlights of his interview with the blog:

PW: Your next movie "Twilight" has a lot of devout fans - did that make you nervous?
Peter: When we first started filming, absolutely. But I think they'll all be really happy with the finished result. I saw some of it the other day and it's so beautiful. I love the look of the film and Catherine [Hardwicke, the director] has the most amazing vision. She's made a very artistic film and combined it with a very commercial piece.

PW: So it doesn't look like "Harry Potter," then?
Peter: It's not CGI-ed to the max, we're not trying to be anything but "Twilight" and I think it's going to be great. I just hope the fans are happy because it's difficult when you have a specific vision in your head about a book.

PW: You sport a very different look as Carlisle Cullen - bleach blond hair - do you like it? Peter: When I first went blond, I didn't think it was working, but it looks so good on film. That's the other thing about Catherine - she's like my wife in the sense that she can go into a bare home and visualize what it's going to look like just from the foundation. Catherine can look at you and see the character within, you don't have to walk into the room looking like them. She'll take care of that.

PW: Are you guys already thinking sequels or just going one day at a time?

Peter: For me, I take everything one day at a time. With all the excitement, I'm just hoping people show up and want more. I would love to be part of more "Twilight" films - I had such a great time on this one.

To read the article in its entirety you can click here.


Summer School in Forks!!!

"Running June 25-28, 2009, Summer School in Forks: A Twilight Symposium will not only encompass the journey of the beloved characters in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, but also the individual journeys of those who savor them.

L.I.F.E. invites those 14 and over who have read Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series to join us for 3 days of Summer School Fun. Not only will there be activities- such as a Prom in the actual Forks High School Gym- students and fans, academics and educators, young and not-so-young will be joining in Forks, Washington to discuss, debate and celebrate the world of Twilight."

For full details on Summer School in Forks, click here!

You can also send in an application to volunteer...I know I am!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Breaking Dawn book review

Published on September 19, 2008 is an article from Lisa Damian for reviewing the last book of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. She actually read all 3 of the previous books before she read Breaking Dawn, and here's what she has to say (this is the original article):

"When Hachette Book Group sent me a review copy of Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer, I first had to read through books one through three in the Twilight series before I felt qualified to evaluate this fourth and final book. From the sheer volume of Meyer fans out there, with millions of copies sold, I imagine I'm one of the last on the planet to read Twilight, soon to be made into a major motion picture.

After reviewing Meyer's The Host, I was looking forward to delving into Meyer's work in more depth. I've read a geek-load of science fiction and fantasy fiction, and this phenomenon of fanatically popular young adult vampire novels intrigues me. I am thrilled to see teenagers eagerly anticipating all 756 pages worth of an author's next novel, preordering their copies so that they can have it in their hands on the date of the book's release, and then barely putting the book down until they have turned the final page.

I am pleased to report that I enjoyed the series — Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. The characters and carefully plotted alternate history were significantly developed. My main criticism was that the nature of the main character, Bella Swan, was a bit weak and whiny, almost a mundane stereotype of a teenage girl. While I grew attached to many of the characters around her, I had a hard time sympathizing with Bella herself, even though the stories are conveyed in the first person narrative from her perspective.

I have a few criticisms about some of the plot details included in Breaking Dawn, but I can not provide specific examples without spoilers. Please feel free to comment with your email if you'd like more detail. There are a handful of finer points that I would change if I had the chance.

Ultimately though, I was relieved to discover that my biggest criticism, Bella's feeble character, found in earlier books was in fact resolved in Breaking Dawn. Avoiding any of those spoilers for those of you who have not yet read it, suffice it to say that Bella truly comes into her own in more ways than one in this final novel. She is a much stronger and more likable girl. The other characters — vampires and werewolves alike, who fans have grown to know and love through the first three books in the series — continued to develop in new ways, diverging from the anticipated plot line to include some new twists.

Though many Meyer fans who identified with Bella's original nature may disagree with me, I felt that Breaking Dawn was a satisfying conclusion to the Twilight series. Meyer managed to stay true to her strengths — the ability to create a suspenseful ride coupled with the yearning, joy, and pain of young love.

Edward was beside me in the same second, his hands clamped down hard on the tops of my arms. "Don't breathe," he cautioned me urgently.
I tried not to panic as I froze mid-breath. My eyes were the only things that moved, wheeling instinctively to find the source of the sound.

For those of you who are sad to see the series come to an end, take heart in the fact that the storyline still leaves several doorways open to potential sideline series that may stem from these rich characters, should Stephenie Meyer so choose. While the third book, Eclipse, concluded with a short epilogue told from the viewpoint of Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn in fact incorporated roughly one-third of the book told from Jacob's perspective. Perhaps it is merely wishful thinking, but I could certainly envision future possibilities that might include books told from the perspective of any number of recurring or even recently introduced characters from the Twilight series."

What are your thoughts on the review? Give us your feedback!

Source: Blog Critics

Bella's Birthday Quiz

How well do you know Bella's special day?

1. In Twilight, what birthday present from her mom does she regret not packing?

2. In New Moon, who is the 1st to greet Bella happy birthday?

3. What does her dad giver her for her birthday?

4. What does her mom give her?

5. According to Bella, what’s the worst thing that happens with birthdays?

6. According to Edward, at what age do women usually start getting upset over their birthdays?

7. What movie do Bella & Edward watch before heading to her party at the Cullen's?

8. What does Edward let Bella do since it’s her birthday?

9. Edward says the Cullens are excited for Bella because the last birthday party they had was in 1935. For who?

10. What color and what flower does Alice use abundantly for Bella’s birthday party?

11. What color are her presents wrapped in?

12. What present does Emmett, Rosalie, Jasper give her?

13. Whose present causes Bella to cut her finger?

14. What do Carlisle & Esme get her?

15. What does Edward give her?

16. What belated gift does Jake give her for her birthday?

17. In Breaking Dawn, for her birthday, Bella gets keys to what?

18. Who is the 1st to greet Bella for her 19th Birthday?

Click HERE for answers.

Source: Twilighters Anonymous

Bella Costume Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner here are some ideas for dressing up like Bella.

First choice: Bella attends the prom on crutches! (She is such
a Klutz!). This is an easy costume to put together, but
make sure you add the crutches too!

Second choice: Bella as Edward’s bride. Alice basically
plans the wedding, so make it a white dress with
plenty of flounce.

Third choice: Bella as a newborn vampire…perhaps the
best costume! Wear a black dress and a brown wig…
make sure to have red eyes too! Further create your
vampire eyes using with lavender eyeshadow on
your lids, purple eyeliner, and then purple eyeshadow
under the eye to create a shadow affect. Use a very
light foundation to create a vampire skin tone.

Twilight Tuesday with Kellan Lutz aka Emmett Cullen

MTV's Twilight Tuesdays brings us Kellan Lutz this week! In a revealing interview with the star who plays Emmett Cullen in the upcoming movie Twilight, Emmett dishes about his favorite Emmett scenes, special effects, his love of Bill & Ted, scenes he's very eager to shoot for sequels, and more! Click here to watch!


MTV also brings us the story of how Twilight moms found Kellan in his hotel room and bring him a gift basket loaded with goodies for the whole cast! To read the cute story about some dedicated Twilight moms, click here.

Source: MTV Movie News

The Normal Man vs. Edward Cullen

Hey! Insomnia has a really cute entry called "The Normal Man vs. Edward Cullen".

"A normal guy would say: “I love you Baby!”
Edward Cullen would say: “You are my life now.”

Normal Guy would say: “I think I am falling for you.”
Edward Cullen would say: “The Lion fell in Love with the Lamb”

Normal Guy would say: “You hair looks like a haystack; go brush it!”
Edward Cullen would say: “Your hair looks like a haystack but I like it.”

A normal guy would pick a random song from a random artist and dedicate it to you.
Edward Cullen would sing you a song he wrote for you while playing the piano.

If you die, a normal guy would find another.
If you die, Edward would kill himself cause life without you isn’t worth living."

To see this in its entirety, click here: Hey! Insomnia

Thanks to for the link.

Cool Twilight Puzzles!!

The Twilight Series for Dummies(or for men)

I found the most hilarious blog the other day called Normal Mormon Husbands. The writer has several posts about the Twilight series (written from a male perspective) and this post is my favorite. Read it all the way through-its a guaranteed laugh!

"I used to roll my eyes when I would hear women lament about how hard it is to be female in today's world in which feminine "beauty" is generally measured by dress sizes, inches on the waist, and letters of the alphabet. I have heard 1,968 women say, "How can you grow up as a girl who plays with Barbie dolls and then develop a healthy self-image once puberty begins? If Barbie were a real-life woman, she would be 5'11, weigh 128 pounds, have a 16-inch waist, and don't even get me started on her...(edited for content)." Another favorite complaint from one of my female friends in the early 1990's was, "Why is Cindy Crawford's facial mole considered a 'beauty mark' but people tell me that my mole makes me look like a witch?" The correct answer was technically because Cindy Crawford did not have several 1 1/2 inch-long hairs sprouting to life from her mole, but sometimes it's just better to say, "Yeah, that's soooo totally unfair. Wanna watch Saved By The Bell?"
I could never empathize with the "It's Impossible to be Barbie" complex. After all, I grew up as a kid playing with He-Man action figures. If He-Man were a real person, his pecks would be so powerful that they could legally be given Super Delegate status by the Democratic party. Assuming, of course, that He-Man were a registered Democrat. (Those of us who faithfully watched the show know that He-Man has to be Republican. At the end of every episode He-Man would present a short "moral lesson" in which he used a portion of the episode to illustrate right choices from wrong. As a person who believes in absolute morality, He-Man would be ineligible to join the Dems. But I'm pretty sure Man-at-Arms was a Democrat, Battlecat was an Independent, and Orko a Communist, so the show was pretty balanced.)While I grew into a fully-functioning adult male with a healthy self-image despite my boyhood He-Man obsession, I have recently become more sympathetic to the women of the world who know that they will never look like Tyra Banks. This added measure of sensitivity has been thrust upon me by one person: Stephenie Meyer.

For men who are unfamiliar with Stephenie Meyer, she is a 34-year old BYU graduate, active Mormon, and stay-at-home mom. A few years back she decided on a whim to write a book about teen-aged vampires called Twilight and it rocketed to the top of the NY Times Best Seller list. New Moon and Eclipse soon followed and they were both best sellers as well. As to her personal fame, Stephenie Meyer recently knocked out Orson Scott Card in the third round of an Ultimate Fighting Championship event to become the undisputed most famous living Mormon author in the world. (The most famous dead LDS author is obviously C.S. Lewis, who had to have been a member since he is quoted in General Conference more often than all of the New Testament apostles combined.)

I like Stephenie Meyer for a lot of reasons. It is wonderful to see somebody who is about my age and a BYU graduate make it big. Her books are worth reading and she keeps the language and content clean. She also allows every husband in the church hold out the hope that one day he'll come home from a horrendous 10-hour day at CompUSA and be greeted by his ecstatic wife who says, "You're not going to believe this, but Creating Keepsakes wants to buy my scrapbook template pages for $1.8 millon!" While most of the Twilight phenomenon is undoubtedly positive, we as men have an obligation to begrudge Stephanie Meyer for two reasons:
1. Edward.
2. Jacob.
Or, as I like to call them, Jerk Face #1 and Jerk Face #2. If you have not read the books, Edward is Bella's deep, intense, passionate boyfriend. Jacob is the funny, charismatic, forgiving friend who would do anything to make Bella his. They both possess magical powers that are far superior to any of the tie tricks that LDS guys learned on our missions (except for blowing on our tie to make it wilt like a flower, that's classic!) In other words, both Edward and Jacob are much, much more interesting than any of the husbands or boyfriends of the women who read the Twilight books.

LDS men should feel as much contempt toward the two main characters of the Twilight series as a woman recovering from her fourth c-section in seven years feels toward Barbie. Approximately 97% of all Mormon women between the ages of 16 and 42 have read Sister Meyer's books and I'm guessing that 92% of them wish their husbands/boyfriends were more like Edward or Jacob in some way. The other 8% have a crush on either Jack, Sayeed, or Sawyer from Lost. If you happen to be dating a young woman and she reveals that she has a crush on either Sawyer or Sayeed, your in pretty good shape. It is highly unlikely that she will ever meet a surly con artist or a former Iraqi Republican Guard torture expert, let alone be swept off of her feet by them. But if your significant other has the hots for Jack, be very, very afraid. There are a lot of divorced, desperate 30-something doctors out there trolling outside of Bath and Body Works looking for vulnerable women whose husband/boyfriend just did something incredibly rude, such as forgetting that today marked the 1,000th day since your first date.

Since most women would like their men to adopt at least a few of the Edward/Jacob qualities, I'll lend a hand to my male readers who have not yet read the books but would like to make it sound like they have. If you ever find yourself in any of the situations below and your wife/girlfriend is a Twilight fan, the following quotes will be pure gold:LADIES: PLEASE HELP US OUT AND POST COMMENTS TO LET US KNOW WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING QUOTES YOU LIKE THE BEST:

-If she thinks that you drive too recklessly: "Honey, please trust me as much as Bella trusted Edward when he had to break all known traffic laws to get her out of Forks and away from Victoria. If he can drive Bella's pickup truck that recklessly, then I should be able to steer with my knees while texting with my right hand and using my left hand to hold my Slurpee."
-If she ever says on a very warm day, "I feel so hot right now" you should respond with, "My body always feels hot to the touch....kind of like Jacob's." You can then raise your eyebrows like Magnum P.I., flex your pecks, and put your arm around her.
-If she ever says on a very cold day, "I feel so cold right now" you should respond with, "My body always feels cold to the touch....kind of like Edward's." You can then raise your eyebrows like Magnum P.I., flex your pecks, and put your arm around her.
-If she says that you have a fear of commitment, tell her, "I just can't rush into a relationship right now. My heart's been broken before and I would like for our relationship to take the next step, but I often feel like Edward did when he left Bella for Italy. His heart was with her, but the timing wasn't right at the moment." Note: This will buy you approximately 3 1/2 months. You will then either have to put a ring on her finger or change your name to Miguel Sanchez and live in Panama for a year while things die down.
-If she wants a relationship but you just want to be friends, just say, "I am so glad that we both agree that we can have a fulfilling, close relationship like Bella and Jacob enjoy."
-If you really want her to back off and stop bothering you, tell her, "I'm really a creepy, soul-less recluse who thirsts for human blood. I have killed before and have to restrain myself on a daily basis from killing again. I'm not talking about in a heroic, romantic Edward-like way. I'm talking in a really deranged Jeffrey Dahmer way." Note: You will never, ever, EVER see her again at this point, so only bust it out when absolutely necessary.
-If you are on a date and there is an awkward lull in the conversation, get a pensive look on your face and say, "I was reading on that the next Twilight book is going to be told from Edward's point of view. I can't wait to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the emotional trial it must have been for him to be away from Bella for so long during New Moon." Note: If you say this, your female companion will get down on her knee and propose to you on the spot. Only use this line if you are seriously considering taking this young lady to the temple one day.
-If she is insecure about her looks and repeatedly asks you if she is pretty, stroke her hair and gently say, "Sweetheart, you always look a Bella sort of way." Note: If you've never read the books and try this line, please post a comment with how this one works out for you and how long it takes for the bruising to heal.
-Once you are married, write the following in your next wedding anniversary card, "I am eternally grateful to know that we can be together forever. I am even more grateful that I did not have to sink my vampire teeth into your neck and suck out all of your blood to make it happen." Believe me, she'll dig that one.
-After numbing your lips by sucking on a Popsicle, ask her, "Have you ever wondered what it feels like to kiss Edward?" Note: She will be utterly helpless when you close your eyes and lean toward her.
Well, guys, there you have it. Be sure to check the comments to see which of the quotes will score the most points with your wife or girlfriend. In the meantime, do everything possible to act like an undead vampire and/or a teenage werewolf while keeping the love of your life away from Jack from Lost. And women think they have it hard trying to live up to the Barbie standard? If they only knew how hard it is to be a man!"

Be sure to check this guys blog out for other hilarious posts- many others are Twilight series related!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Possible New Trailer

According to ShockTilYouDrop, there will be a new trailer for Twilight coming out in mid October. They're not sure which movie it will be attached to, but be sure and keep a look out for it!!


Revitalizing Forks

Thanks to Twilight, the small Washington town of Forks is coming back to life. has an article out regarding Forks and its new-found tourism. Instead of posting the whole article, I'm posting only a small portion of it. You can view it in its entirety by clicking this link.

"As the pages kept coming, the series' cultlike following increased. Before long, fans started showing up in Forks, looking to see if magic would spark when imagination collided with reality. What they found was a two-stoplight town where more than a foot of rain falls each month. A place where success is measured in sweat and four-wheel drive.

But Forks was quick to embrace the frenzied fans.

Forks' "Twilight"-inspired turn has been nothing short of magical, Marcia Bingham, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, says.

"We've probably had more than 100 people a day," says Bingham, who has eagerly watched as van after van of giddy readers—mostly female—pull up in front of the town's visitors center.

For many fans, the line where reality ends and imagination begins is starting to blur, says Michael Gurling, who caught inspiration from the tourism boom and started his own Twilight Tours.

After enlisting a few locals, he asked for help in picking out houses that could serve as stand-ins for the book's famous Forks' stops: Bella and Edward's houses, a field where vampires play baseball. Other locations, such as the police station, where Bella's father works, and the hospital, where Edward's father is a doctor, play their own parts. They chipped in, providing cruisers near which fans may take pictures and reserving a spot for "Dr. Cullen" in the parking lot.
"The most popular spot is probably the beach, in LaPush, where Bella finds out the truth about Edward," says Gurling.

On a recent Friday, Gurling's van headed out of the visitor's center parking lot—packed, as it is most every weekend, with teenage girls. Outside the stand-in for Edward's house, a sign on the door says "Cullens" are volunteering a blood drive.

"It's not quite how I thought it would be," says Yena Hu, a University of Washington sophomore who made the four-hour trek from Seattle to visit. "They're always talking about all the windows—and in the book, the house is on the water."

But it's surprising how much Meyer did get right, considering she'd never been to Forks when she wrote the first book. A quick Internet search revealed Forks was one of the rainiest places in the world, and from her home in Arizona, the stay-at-home mom began rewriting history.

While locals are accepting of their newfound fame, they're all too aware of the mania that is continuing to grow."

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Time Magazine Article - Stephenie Meyer

I'm sure most of you have already read this article, especially since it was written back in April, but I just found it the other day. It does compare Stephenie to JK Rowling, which I think has been completely overdone, but I did enjoy the article.

My favorite part is: "Resisting that temptation is a constant struggle. Edward's choice--and the willingness to choose a different way in general--is a major theme in Meyer's books. "I really think that's the underlying metaphor of my vampires," she says. "It doesn't matter where you're stuck in life or what you think you have to do; you can always choose something else. There's always a different path."

Click here to see the view the complete article.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Autographed Baseball Giveaway

Summitt is giving away an autographed baseball signed by the cast of Twilight. Register soon ~ the giveaway ends October 9th!!


Muse Music Video

I had seen this originally on my friend Aimee's blog. I have to admit I wasn't familiar with Muse, but after watching this music video, Time is Running Out, I'm going to have to check out their other music. Plus, it helps that the video was all about Twilight. Love that! The video is below for you viewing pleasure.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lullaby is no longer Robert's

Robert Pattinson aka Edward, was originally going to write Bella's lullaby, which he did, but now the producer's don't wish to use it. I'm a bit disappointed. MTV news lets Robert tell us why. Click here to view

All About Esme

Esme Anne Platt Evenson Cullen
Born: 1895
Changed to Vampire: 1921 - she was 26
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Hair color: Caramel
Eyes: Vampire gold/black
Height: 5’6”
Husband: Carlisle Cullen
Hobbies: Architecture and restoration
Changed by: Carlisle Cullen

In 1911, Esme broke her leg falling out of a tree she’d climbed. Her family lived on a farm on the outskirts of Columbus. The local doctor was away, and it was after dark by the time they got her to the small hospital in Columbus. A Dr. Cullen treated her. It was his last month in town. She never got over the experience.

Esme was the last of her friends to marry. She was thinking of moving West to be a schoolteacher, but her father didn’t think it was respectable for a lady to live alone in the wilds. The son of a family friend, a man with good prospects, wanted to marry her, and her father pressured her to accept. She was indifferent towards Charles Evenson, but not opposed to him. She married him in 1917 at the age of 22, and quickly found that this had been a bad decision. Charles’s public face was very different from his private face; he abused her. Her parents counseled her to be a good wife and keep quiet. When he was drafted to fight in WW1, it was a huge relief to her. When he came back in 1919, it was terrifying.

Shortly after his return, Esme discovered she was pregnant. The pregnancy was Esme’s catalyst to escape. She couldn’t let a child be brought into that home. She ran away in 1920 to live with a second cousin in Milwaukee, and then moved further north when word of her whereabouts leaked to her parents. She blended in easily, pretending to be one of the many war widows. She taught school in a small community outside Ashland. When her baby died in 1921 from a lung infection just a few days after he was born, she had nothing left. She had no idea that Carlisle was working in the little hospital in Ashland when she jumped off the cliff outside the town. Carlisle remembered her, of course, as the happy girl she had been at sixteen. He didn’t want her to die and so he saved her.

When she opened her eyes, in all that pain, and saw the face that she’d never forgotten in a decade, she was relieved. She was not really that upset to find out she was a vampire, but she didn’t take it as in stride as Emmett had. Still, she was happy to be with the man/vampire of her dreams. She did always have that maternal ache, and, as the physically oldest of the Cullen’s, she fell into a mothering role.

Source: Twilight Lexicon

Family Portrait

I just thought this picture was so adorable that I wanted to share it with you. The artist who created this has many amazing Twilight pictures. Click here to check out more!
(PS ~ Double click on the photo to make it larger for better viewing.)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Stephenie Meyer on the Ellen Show

Stephenie appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show today. Be sure and click on the link below to check it out!

The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide

On December 30, 2008, the "Official" guide to The Twilight Saga will go on sale. This guide will have everything you need to know to further explore the incredible world of Twilight. It includes Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse & Breaking Dawn. This must-have guide is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga with its exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references and much, much more ~ it will become an essential part of your Twilight collection. Be sure and get your copy when it is released on December 30th ~ it will definitely be a happy New Year!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

**September 13th**

Name: Isabella Marie Swan
Date of Birth: September 13, 1987
Born: Forks, WA
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'4''
Weight: 115 lbs.
Dad: Charlie Swan
Mom: Renee Dwyer
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Happy Birthday, Bella!
Don't worry, we didn't get you any presents....

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Trading Cards - Coming Nov. 2008

Twilight trading cards will be available in Nov. If you're interested in ordering, just click on the link below.

By the way, if you've been looking for the Twilight calendar and can't find it, you can only purchase it at Borders ~ it's a Borders exclusive.

Trading Cards Link:

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Can I play? Pleeeeeease.......

All I have to say is: Edward is HOT in this picture!! Put ME in the game coach, I'm ready to play!

MTV Video Music Awards - Sun. 9/7/08

The cast of Twilight will be presenting a "Moonman" ~ I think it's an award or something like that, but I have no idea ~ at the VMA, Sunday, Sept. 7th ~ tomorrow. If you have MTV, be sure and check it out! I just checked and I do have MTV - Yippee!!

MTV says:
"Make sure you tune in September 7 at 9 p.m. ET SHARP when the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards kick off live from Paramount Studios in Hollywood. Better yet, tune in an hour earlier to check out the VMA red carpet pre-show at 8 p.m. ET. It's the hottest parade around, full of fashion bests, some questionable wardrobe choices and interviews you won't want to miss. The MTV Video Music Awards."


Friday, September 5, 2008

Breaking Dawn Preface - Book 1

**Warning - This is a spoiler**
Before starting BD, I read the preface to Book 1, just like any other normal person would do. As time went by, page after page, I realized that I had never seen the actual preface in BD ~ was it coming at the end?? Was Bella going to have to die to save someone else??? Were the Volturi going to somehow force that person to kill Bella???? So many questions. Panic set in ~ I was actually very nervous to finish the book. But then, of course, nothing happened and I was very confused, I thought I had missed it.

I'm happy to announce that Stephenie has posted the meaning of the preface on her website. So if you were wondering about this as I was, here's Stephenie's explanation:

"These are Bella's thoughts about Renesmee, during the time when her life was in serious danger from the pregnancy."

I sure wish I would have realized that during the book, it would have relieved a heck of a lot of stress!! Past prefaces have been included in the books, so this one really threw me off and had me in knots! Hope this clears things up for those of you who may have wondered like me.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Entertainment Weekly Cover

I was in the doctor's office yesterday and noticed the Entertainment Weekly Magazine of Twilight. I'm happy to say, this magazine was looking pretty sad, definitely worn out. All the other magazines looked like they'd hardly been touched. On the other hand, as I really got a closer look at the cover, for the first time, I noticed how ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE Edward & Bella look, especially Edward. What were they thinking???? If you get a chance to actually see this magazine in person, look at Edward's hands. They are filthy!!! It looks like he'd been planting a garden right before they took the photo. I guess they were trying to make him look "darker"???? I have no idea. But like I said, the good news is, the magazine was worn out, so obviously people are looking at it!! Hint EW, Edward is HOT, please stop making him look like a freakin' weirdo.....

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Marcus ~ Volturi

Stephenie absolutely amazes me. She's got so much more in her head that I'd love to know about. For example, I was reading her FAQ's for Breaking Dawn and ran across this tidbit about Marcus. It's just so interesting.....enjoy:

"Once upon a time, a fairly young vampire (he had only been a vampire for a decade and a half) named Aro changed his young sister Didyme, who had just reached adulthood, into a vampire in order to add her to his growing coven. Aro always wanted power, and because he himself had a potent mind-reading gift, he hoped his biological sister would also be gifted in a way that would help him rise in the vampire world. It turned out that Didyme did have a gift; she carried with her an aura of happiness that affected everyone who came near her. Though it wasn't exactly what he had hoped for, Aro pondered the best ways he could use this gift. Meanwhile, Aro's most trusted partner, Marcus, fell in love with Didyme. This was not unusual; given the way she made people feel, lots of people fell in love with Didyme. The difference was that this time, Didyme fell in love herself. The two of them were tremendously happy. So happy, in fact that, after a while, they no longer cared that much about Aro's plans for domination. After a few centuries, Didyme and Marcus discussed going their own way. Of course, Aro was well aware of their intentions. He was not happy about it, but he pretended to give his blessing. Then he waited for an opportunity to act, and when he knew he would never be found out, he murdered his sister. After all, Marcus's gift was much more useful to him than hers had been. This is not to say that Aro did not truly love his sister; it's just that a key part of his personality is the ability to destroy even what he loves in order to further his ambitions. Marcus never found out that Aro was responsible for Didyme's death. He became an empty man. Aro used Chelsea's gift to keep Marcus loyal to the Volturi, though not even Chelsea's gift could make Marcus show any enthusiasm for it."