Monthly Archives: July 2009

Fanfiction Recommendation Friday!

Hello Twi-dears, it’s that time of the week again, time for Fanfiction Recommendation Friday (FRF) and this week’s recommendation is a long time favorite of mine. The story that I’m recommending this week was the cause of me thinking I was going to fail my finals this past semester because I was constantly thinking about it. So without any further rambling from me I present to you . . .

 Title: The Vampire in the Basement

Author: michellephants

Featuring: Edward & Bella

Story Type: M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance

Status: In Progress

Summary:

While hunting one afternoon, the boys stumble upon what appears to be a corpse. When they learn it’s a severely broken vampire, they take him home to do what they can to help. But of course, fate has plans for this man. Canon Couples. AU.

*AU – Alternate Universe

*Canon Couples – The Usual Twilight Couples

 

Reason that I read it & recommended it: Well it all started when I was browsing through stories attempting to find something that didn’t deviate too far from the norm of the Twilight Saga, but something that was a bit different within the sameness. It was around finals time and I needed something OTHER than school books to read. I stumbled across this and instantly fell in love with it. Michellephants does such a wonderful job with leaving the reader wanting more after each add, the progress between Edward and Bella is not rushed and the beauty of relationship development between two people in this story leaves you wishing that you were a fly on the wall. The interaction between the two is not typical, nor is it predictable.

Not to mention, Alice is an awesome bestie and Emmett is even MORE hilarious than he is in the books.

So without further explanation as to why you should read this beautiful story . . . go read it, NOW! 🙂

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Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner Kissing?

RELAX DE and fellow Taylor L. fans, its for a movie!! LOL. Read below for deets

She made a brief cameo in “Hannah Montana: The Movie” earlier this year, and now Taylor Swift is increasing her acting résumé with a role in the upcoming romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day.” After photos of Swift alongside “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner emerged late Thursday, MTV News contacted the singer’s rep to confirm her casting in the film, which also stars Jamie Foxx, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Garner. “She has been confirmed for the ensemble cast,” said her rep, who wouldn’t specify any further what her role in the film is. Although reps for Lautner and the film have yet to confirm his casting in the flick at press time, photos clearly show the pair on set, with the actor wearing a button-down shirt and a tie. Swift is pictured in a skirt, a cardigan and a white T-shirt. Other photos have emerged on several blogs showing the Taylors kissing on set, and Just Jared reports that Swift and Lautner will play their school’s prom king and queen in the flick, but this has yet to be confirmed. In other photos of the pair, they are seen in track-and-field T-shirts with red shorts. The Garry Marshall-directed film follows five interconnected stories set in Los Angeles on Valentine’s Day. Lautner and Swift join a laundry list of Hollywood’s biggest names, which includes Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Shirley MacLaine, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace and Roberts’ niece Emma Roberts, as well as “Grey’s Anatomy” stars Patrick Dempsey and Eric Dane.

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EW Vampire Cover

This week’s Entertainment Weekly delivers the ultimate guide to vampires. You’ll find interviews with the authors behind Twilight and True Blood, our list of the 20 greatest bloodsuckers ever, and Anne Rice’s pick for the best new vampire — as well as a talk with her about how she revolutionized the vampire legend decades ago with Interview with a Vampire.

With Twilight a phenomenon, True Blood attracting converts by the millions, and hordes of new vampire projects looming in the shadows, bloodsuckers are haunting every corner of our lives: bookstores, television, movies, and more. Why has pop culture thrown open its door and invited them in? “The traditional vampire story, with monsters and victims, chases and chills, is more plain fun,” says True Blood’s executive producer Alan Ball. “But they can often reveal the general state of the cultural psyche.”

Vampires are such versatile symbols now that they can express both conservative and liberal views. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels are steeped in her Mormon values. But True Bloodspeaks in part for gays and, as Ball puts it, “eight years of institutionalized demonization of pretty much any group that wasn’t on the bus with Mr. Bush.”

It may come as a surprise to learn that Meyer – reigning queen of pop culture’s vampire coven – has an uneasy relationship with them. Back in 2003, when she was writing the first draft ofTwilight, she refused to show it to her husband. “I was embarrassed,” she said. “It was about vampires.” In fact, last year, she told EW that her great wish was to reclaim some time to write something new. “Look, I’m not just a vampire girl,” she said emphatically. “I can do other worlds.”

Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter books, has her own thoughts on the Twilight phenomenon. “Stephenie Meyer has come and she’s taken the genre that I sort of pioneered. Her original audience was 11- and 12-year-olds, so she – very rightly – sanitized the genre. She took out a lot of the sex and violence, especially for the first book…I ask people, Why has this really captured you? What I heard from all ages is that it was very romantic that he was willing to wait for her and that there was no sex. They like the idea that [Bella] was like the fairy princess and [Edward] is the handsome prince that rides in and saves her. The fact that women are so attracted to that idea – that they want to wait for Prince Charming rather than taking control of their own life – I find that frightening.”

When asked why people find vampires so appealing, Anne Rice (author of the series The Vampire Chronicles) says, “I think people are intrigued by what they would do if they were offered the opportunity to be a vampire. Would they be willing to drink human blood in order to be immortal? Maybe they would.”

For more about vampires, including our list of the 20 Greatest Ever and Anne Rice’s pick for the coolest of the new crops, pick up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly onstands as of July 31. And be sure to check out our 27 hottest TV/movies vampires gallery, online now.

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Get To Know Jackson Rathbone


   Jackson Rathbone                                                                                (Photo/wiki)

Although born in Singapore, Jackson Rathbone is an American actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role as Jasper Hale in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel

Rathbone started out in local theatre in Midland, Texas with the youth actors program “The Pickwick Players,” initially doing musical theatre. For his junior and senior years of high school, Rathbone attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, a private school for the arts in Michigan, where he majored in acting.

After graduation, he had planned to go to the Royal Scottish Academy, but went instead to Los Angeles to experiment with the big screen.

While in Los Angeles for a short time, Rathbone was cast in Disney 411, where he interviewed up-and-coming personalities like Hilary Duff and the sister duo Aly & AJ. He has also had guest roles on The O.C. and Close to Home.

Rathbone’s movie roles include work in Molding Clay, Pray for Morning, and Travis and Henry. In 2008, he played Jasper Hale in the movie Twilight, based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer.  He will also be playing the role of Sokka in The Last Airbender, a 2010 film based on the animated series.

In 2009, Rathbone played Jeremy in S. Darko. In addition to that role, he also played a serial killer with a multi-personality disorder on the show, Criminal Minds.  Jackson will reprise his role as Jasper Hale in 2009’s sequel to Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse (2010).

Rathbone will be starring in the upcoming documentary movie, based on the book of the same name, Lords of Chaos, as Varg Vikernes, a notorious Norwegian Black Metal musician.

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Jackson is doing ALOT, then again I shouldn’t be surprised he is amazingly talented (not to mention good looking) .

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SDCC 09 Contest: ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’

The Twilight Saga New Moon Trading CardsAt last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we were able to snag posters and a few sets of the Twilight trading card samples for a giveaway.

This year at the Con, we braved the crowds at the Summit Entertainment booth once again to bring you some Twilight Saga: New Moon posters and trading card samples! We have 3 sets of cards and 3 posters to give away to some lucky fans.

The sealed New Moon sample trading card set includes five trading cards: one each for Jared, Paul, Embry, and Sam with character bios and quotes on the back; the fifth card contains an image of all four of them, with info on the Quileute Wolf Pack on the back. See image here at right (click for larger, full view) of the front of the cards. The poster is the teaser seen here: ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ Teaser Poster.

Three (3) winners each will receive:

  • One (1) New Moon sample trading card set
  • One (1) New Moon teaser poster

What do you have to do to get a chance to win? Glad you asked ’cause it’s really easy. Just make sure you’re a subscriber to our email digest, and then go ahead and fill out the handy dandy form below. Done.

Good luck!

To enter into the contest click here to find out all the details and fill out the entry form afterwards. We wish you all well if you decide to participate.

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TwiCon Coverage

ReelzChannel is the official media partner for TwiCon, and we’re planning “as good as being there” coverage for the multitudes of Twi-Hards that aren’t able to make the trip to Dallas this week.

We’ve got lots of great coverage in store, including the world premiere of the ReelzChannel 360° Cam. Starting Friday morning, you’ll be able to see and navigate around “best of” clips from the weekend’s full schedule of events — Cardio with the Cullens, Alice Makeover Room, Jasper Relaxation Room, Emmett’s Arm Wrestling Tournament, Bella’s Self Defense Class, and more. Saturday, we’ll have live video streaming — in 360° — of cast autograph sessions and the Volturi Masque Ball.

You can get a sneak peek at our ReelzChannel 360° Cam below. Then be sure to come back Friday morning for our all-around coverage of the inaugural TwiCon convention, which includes photo galleries, live blogging, and the ability to follow Twitter and Facebook Connect TwiCon comments in one place.

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Stephenie Meyer To Be Featured In Comic Book

“TWILIGHT” IN THE SPOTLIGHT: STEPHENIE MEYER FEATURED IN FEMALE FORCE” BIO COMIC

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In time for the November theatrical release of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” Bluewater Productions announced it is producing two versions of an upcoming biography comic on best selling author Stephenie Meyer.

Female Force: Stephenie Meyer, scheduled for release right before the movie hits theaters on, November 20th, provides readers two options: a standard 22-page version and a double-sized collector’s edition that contains a variety of extras.

“We get to turn the tables on Meyers and she becomes the featured protagonist,” said Bluewater’s president Darren G. Davis. “And we are going to tell her story in a very fun, respectful and unique way.”

The comic, written by Ryan Burton (“Flying Saucers vs The Earth”) examines her rise to popularity, her “Twilight” saga novels, the launching of the successful movie franchise and her future plans. According to Burton, a very recognizable and iconic vampire will serve as the story’s narrator.

“It’s an equally strange and great feeling to write about an author of this magnitude, especially in a format that’s near and dear to my heart. I think it’s brilliant that Stephenie Meyer’s story will be read by both fans of her work, and fans of the comic book medium,” Burton said.

The alternate 40-page collector’s edition will include the history of Forks; the Washington peninsula town where her stories take place as well as other bonus material not found anywhere else.

The title is being drawn by Dave MacNeil and Vinnie Tartamella provides the cover art.

Meyer, Named USA Today’s “Author of the Year” in 2008, is the first author of fiction featured in the Female Force series. The series, to date, has published biographies on such influential women as Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Palin and Princess Diana.

Female Force offers a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture.

“Stephenie Meyer has captured the imagination of millions. She has parlayed her stories into a cottage industry and that’s why we felt she was indeed a ‘Female Force,'” Davis added. “Also, I’m hooked on the books like everyone else!”

Davis notes other prominent and influential female authors, business executives, entertainers, journalists, politicians and activists are currently in development.

The monthly comic book series, launched earlier this year, has drawn considerable media attention, including features on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” It has also been featured in such periodicals as People Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and thousands of blogs and other media outlets.

The upcoming trade paperback can be pre-ordered now at Amazon.com and other bookstores.

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