Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Twilight Junkie Tuesday Featuring....Dangrdafne

Happy Twilight Junkie Tuesday everyone!
This week we are honored to be featuring Dangrdafne
Dangrdafne Days of Delirium
When you finish reading all about here her, 
make sure you go and give her some love on her blog!

What got you into Twilight?
I was following someone on LiveJournal and after Harry Potter ended she posted that Twilight would be a good saga to read next. We had very similar reading tastes so I thought I would try it. I happened to have money at Quality Paperback Books so I got the whole saga in hard cover for $7. I made sure to read Twilight before the movie came out and I just made it but I never did see Twilight in a theater until they showed it before New Moon. I never looked back.

Do your family and friends know how deep your twi-obsession goes (be specific about what your obsession is, how do you hide it, or how do you advertise it).My obsession is more with the books but I do love the movies and actors and all the merchandise. My mother, husband, trainer and best friend all I know I am crazy for Twilight. My co-workers know little to nothing. Outsiders would know little to nothing about my obsession. Come in my house and I have 4 shelves of merchandise that gives it away a little LOL!

Are you team Edward, team Jacob, team (fill in the blank)? Why, is it because of the character or the person that plays them in the movie?
I am Team Everyone. I like them all. First and foremost I like the characters but I think the actors who portray them have done a good job.

Which Twilight book is your favorite and why?
New Moon - I have known the pain that Bella went through, I could feel the most for everyone in that story, I just really understood that book.

If you read fanfic and your willing to admit it which is your favorite story?
Cocktails and Dreams (which is still down for rewrite) was my first and favorite. But The Family Business by SuzsPetals is my other favorite. Others would be Going Down by TexasKatherine, Osa Bella by Myg, Master of the Universe by SQIcedragon, and Misapprehension of Bella Swan by hunterhunting.

Which person would you most likely still be into if they were not involved in Twilight; explain why.
Peter Facinelli. I liked him before Twilight and I will like him after Twilight.
If you ever met your favorite Twilight star how would you react? What would you do or say?
Peter Facinelli tweeted me from TwilightCupcake/CupcakeGirl76's phone while at the Vancouver TwiTour and I ran around my house trying not to hyperventilate. But I think I would be calmer in person. I would ask about Jenny and the kids. I would also want to know what else he is working on and probably talk fund raising for his charities.

I believe this is a picture of him tweeting me (I still can't believe it!) and calling someone else. I decided I liked the tweet better because I can always go back and read it and remember what happened. If he called me first I am not sure I would have been coherent enough to remember what happened in the call :)

If you were to replace any person in Twilight who would you replace them with and why?
I would put Rachelle back in as Victoria. Not that I dislike Bryce but Rachelle was better.

How many times have you read the Twilight Saga? If you've read it multiple times, what makes you keep rereading? If you've only read it once, why haven't you reread it?????Five times around I have gone and each time I picked up some new information. I don't know why I re-read it, I just couldn't not re-read it :)

What is your most precious item in your Twilight collection and why? (share pics if possible)
My Italian version of the New Moon book....

What is the craziest Twilight related thing you've done? (include pics if possible)
Went to Italy with my mother for my 40th birthday. 1) I have always wanted to go to Italy (Tuscany area, Siena specifically) and 2) I knew New Moon was based there (Volterra) and filmed there (Montepulciano). Soooo the trip was planned to do day trips to each town and stay in Florence. To say it was life changing would be an understatement. Italy was more than I ever thought it would be and being in the book and movie towns of New Moon (which we already know if my favorite book) was humbling. Then Mom and I went to the midnight opening of New Moon and squeed like teenagers when they showed all the places we had been....including Siena (I had no idea that would be in the movie.. so my whole trip ended up being Twilight related). I picked up my Italian version of New Moon in a tiny little bookstore on our way out of Volterra - which was my favorite town of them all but I almost didn't get it because stores in Italy still follow the tradition of being closed for a nap from 1-3 and that is when we were leaving but this one store was open ... and that is why it is my most precious item in my collection.
 Mom and I overlooking Florence

Me in THE doorway!!

If you are interested I still have my photos of my Italy trip on Photobucket 
http://photobucket.com/dangrdafneNewMoonTripwith the password Edward. I suggest using the Slideshow feature in order to see the captions :)

What is your favorite song from the Twilight Saga and why?
Wow, that is hard...I like almost everything. Possibility from New Moon always hits my heart and I see the room scene from the movie and remember the sadness. 

Tell us your favorite quote from each book.
I only have one and it is from New Moon... "I squared my shoulders and walked forward to meet my fate, with my destiny solidly at my side." Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.563

but I guess another would be:
"I can feel what you’re feeling now — and you are worth it." Jasper Hale, Twilight, Chapter 19, p.404

Has Twilight taken over your life? Explain.
Yes and I wouldn't have it any other way. I have made the most amazing friends from this whole journey. I am happier than ever. I am doing something for me. I am going to FFOORRKKSS in 3 weeks. I started writing again. I have a blog. I am on Twitter. I have a Twilight Facebook page. I see TwiObservations everywhere I go.

I would not trade this for anything ever... especially my dear, dear friends. I can not even begin to tell you about how wonderful my Twilight friends are - to do it would fill your blog and bring me to tears filled with happiness. 

Tell us anything else Twilighty about yourself that you would like to share.
I used to be terrified of vampires. I always thought I would get bit by one when I would go to bed as a child, so I always had the covers pulled up around my neck and head. Now what I would give to be bitten by a Cullen Family vampire LOL!!

A big thanks to Dangrdafne for playing along.....it was great to get to know you better!  I would have hyperventilated too if PFach twittered me! LOL  That is awesome.  I love your pics from Italy.....can't wait to see the pics you take in FOOOORRRRKKKKKKSSSSS!!!!!!


  1. Thank you sooooo much for sharing. I love your Italian New Moon book that's really cool!

    Wow that PFach tweet would have killed me :)

    When you were in the doorway taking that picture did you know it was THE doorway?? My jaw literally dropped. Off to see your photobucket pictures.

    Have tons of fun in Forks!!!

  2. @ Kassie - yes I knew it was THE doorway. The paper I am holding in the picture is the map that tells you so :)

    Thanks for letting me play!

  3. Dd I love the vision of you reading your tweet from daddy c xxx

  4. Great interview, DD!!! I loved seeing your Italy pics again! I am in complete agreement about the friends. It's all so much a part of my life now. I wouldn't know what to do without my Twi-friends. They are the BEST!!!

  5. What a lovely interview.
    I am going to re-visit your album later.

    DD, you are the first person I know who has NM as their favourite book, and I know this because NM is MY favourite of the four, and precisely because of the thing you listed - emotions.


    I loooooove the change here Twilight Junkies. You've done a fantastic job.

  6. New Moon is my favorite too for just the same reason, unless you've felt that intense loss, it's hard to truly put yourself in Bella's emotional state of mind. Italy, I'm so jealous! I'm Italian, born there and I would love an Italian version of NM, can you read Italian? I can't wait to visit your blog and view the pics. Please read Emancipation Proclamation, you'll enjoy reading some sexy Italian phrases...so nice to meet you!

  7. @ belladuluk - Hi nice to meet you too :) I can not read Italian but I love the language. I am still in the process of reading EP and I do love the Italian phrases that are used throughout.

    @ MaryEdbrella, StarlitViolets, and Jelly Baby - Three of my treasured friends :) I am glad you enjoyed the post. I love looking at my pictures too and trying to remind myself that I was really there, sometimes it seems impossible but I have the pictures to prove it, thank goodness LOL!

  8. Yay! A DD interview! I love reading these!

    I absolutely love the pic of you in Edward's spot in the door. So amazing! RPattz stood there!! Squeeeee! LOL

    I also love you and your mom's matcing outfits. I didn't even mean to say your mom, but I did and it wasn't even a joke. LOL

    And totally agree on the friends. I love the people I've met and can't wait to spend time with them in FOOOORRRRKKSS! And I am so greatful that there is one close by me! ;)

  9. DD, this is fantastic. I feel like I already know you, of course, but I can't for our bloggy life to collide with RL in FFFOOORRRKKKSSS!!!

    Great questions, Marie. One of these days I'll finish answering them, I promise :)

    How is FSE doing btw? Still standing?



  10. @Lisa - FSE is doing great and he and his color brother at my sisters house will be doing a little adventuring in a few weeks.....when you guys are in Forks. That's all I'm sayin......

  11. Dangrdafne - good interview sweetie! I love everything about it and was surprised to learn that NM was your favourite book. It goes to show we can always learn more about our friends. Love your Twi collection there - do you have enough sweet tarts?? I am so happy that the pic of Peter tweeting you is there. I still have some stuff with his DNA to bring to you in Forks :)


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