Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Twilight Junkie Tuesday Featuring.....I_heart_Fifty!!!!

This week's featured Twilight Junkie is......

You definitely should check out her blog 
and give her some hugs!

Thanks to I_heart_Fifty
for letting us get to know her better!
Here we go.......

What got you into Twilight?

I belong to a bookclub and one of the girls brought the books of the Twilight saga along one night, talking about how she stayed up all night reading and couldn’t get enough. I had heard of it but didn’t have any desires to read it before then. Then another friend, also in the bookclub, called me after reading Twilight in a matter of hours and urged me to read too, so she could have someone to talk to about it all. That was in July 2009 and the rest is history…

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)

No way. Only one person, my BFF SparklyJul, knows the full extent of the madness. My family and friends know that I’m a fan of the saga, they know I have the books and the DVDs, but no, they have absolutely no idea about all the rest. My obsession these days is mostly based around blogs, Robp0rn, twitter and fanfic, I get twitchy palms if it’s been longer than a few hours since I’ve checked online. Especially twitter! And having an iPhone really helps keep an eye on things. The first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do at night is check for updates on my phone. Can you tell I’m single?

re 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?

Team Edward, 100%. Always have been, always will be. I have no time for TeenWolf, sorry. Hmmm, hard to say why. Of course I absolutely adore the character, but I knew Rob played Edward before I read anything so I have always pictured him as the Edward in my head. Now that I’ve read so much fanfic, I find it a little tricky to go back to canon Edward but I will always have allegiance to the vamps.

Which Twilight book is your favourite and why?

That’s a really hard question and I’ve had debates with people about this before. I love Twilight, Eclipse and the first part of Breaking Dawn… here’s my reasoning. Twilight is the original, it drew us all in, it portrayed the Cullens in this mysterious light, we wanted to get to know more, especially about Edward. I got to know Bella and wasn’t too annoyed with her. New Moon annoyed me, to be honest. Probably a large part of that was the Jacob-focus, I wanted to give Bella a big slap, but also for Edward being such a douche thinking they could live without each other. Eclipse was awesome, the reunion, the drama with the newborns… and Breaking Dawn, well, I didn’t love the whole baby thing (I can’t even type that ridiculous name) but I loved the wedding, the island etc. I thought the ending was… ok. It neither thrilled or disappointed me, and I felt it left off at a good place with the whole happily ever after stuff.

If you read fanfic and your willing to admit it which is your favourite story?

Hells yeah I read fanfic. So much so that I can’t tell you when I last read an actual book (apart from Twilight). I have way too many favourites and will leave some out, but here are highlights: Master of the Universe; Emancipation Proclamation; Wide Awake; Misapprehension of Bella Swan; Clipped Wings and Inked Armour; The List; The University of Edward Masen; Osa Bella. I could go on and on… and probably will in a future blog post! Before my twilight-specific Facebook account got deactivated (long story) I asked my ‘friends’ to name their top 10 fanfics of all time and there was almost a comment war. That’s a really hard thing to do.

Which person would you most likely still be into if they were not involved in Twilight; explain why.

Rob. (natch). Because he is gorgeous. Not only his looks but his talent – acting, singing, guitar, piano, and generally being an all-round nice guy. Predictable, I know, but I went there. And I love his acting in other films, specifically Remember Me. Can’t wait for Water for Elephants to come out. That is the ONLY time I will ever be Team Jacob (Rob’s character’s name in WfE).

If you ever met your favourite Twilight star how would you react? What would you do or say.

I would possibly be lost for words, which, as you can see by the length of my answers, is very rare. I would do a total fan girl fucking SQUEE! And would be on an adrenaline high. For ever.

If you were to replace any person in Twilight who would you replace them with and why.

How about I stay in the middle-ground here and say I’d replace the hair. Bella, Rosalie and Jasper being the worst offenders. These are multi-million dollar movies here people, get some decent wig people please! Seriously though, the actors? I have no idea. As I mentioned, I knew who the leads were before I read the books so pictured B, E & J as Kirsten, Rob and Taylor. Although, now I think about it, Jacob is supposed to tower over everyone so Taylor could be subbed out for someone a little larger.

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?????

I have read the books three times and listened to the audiobooks once, although I’ve just rented them from the library again so that I can upload them to my laptop for another listen. I keep rereading because I want to relive the dream… although since I’ve discovered fanfic I would rather read new things that are still related (ooh and lemony, of course) rather than rehash old material. No doubt that I’ll reread again before Breaking Dawn comes out though, I tend to read before the movies are released. And, I can’t tell you how bad I want SM to finish Midnight Sun! Argh….

What is your most precious item in your Twilight collection and why? (share pics if possible)

That’s a hard one. I don’t have a lot of Twi-merch, I am more a fan of keeping things online. I try and keep my addiction on the DL as much as possible so although you’ll find the books, soundtrack CDs, DVDs, and ‘making of’ books at my house, that’s it. The one thing I do have is my Team Edward pen that SparklyJul brought me back from Australia. It lives in my desk drawer at work and is my only concession to Twilight in public. Electronically, however, I have a Robp0rn folder to envy and plenty of those shots rotate as my screensavers on both laptop and phone.

What is the craziest Twilight related think you've done? (include pics if possible)

You mean apart from start a blog? Well, I guess that would be going to the triple feature of Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse when Eclipse was released. Seven hours is a fucking long time to sit in a theatre! It was great though, there were eight of us there, although my true addiction status was well and truly tampered down for the night so as not to scare off the newbies. I have since seen it four more times and cannot wait for December 1
st when it’s released on DVD! I am also working on converting a friend to fanfic and blogs, she has just recently become a twi-fan and is coming over this week for a spot of twi-emersion. Fun times.

What is your favourite song from the Twilight Saga and why?

Wowsers. Another tough question. I generally like the Twilight and Eclipse soundtracks over New Moon, and I’d have to say ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ by Muse at the end of the day. The baseball scene is my favourite in Twilight and it’s predominantly because of that song. It also got me into Muse, who are fucking awesome! Also really like ‘Heavy in Your Arms’ by Florence + the Machine, however I do feel that ‘Dog Days are Over’ may have been a more appropriate choice for Eclipse!

Tell us your favourite quote from each book?

About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was part of him — and I didn’t know how potent that part might be — that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him. I know this is really common and cheesy, but it really is the line of the saga for me. I heart Edward Cullen.
New Moon: They have a name for someone who smells the way Bella does to me. They call her my singer—because her blood sings for me. This really is such a beautiful line, the images I get from it. La Tua Cantante.
Eclipse: Isabella Swan? I promise to love you forever — every single day of forever. Will you marry me? Predictable? Probably. I’m a sucker for romance. And they did the proposal scene so well in the movie, I have YouTube-d it a billion times.
Breaking Dawn: Don't take too long, Mrs. Cullen. OK so this was a hard one to choose – probably because of the movies, BD is the bit I know least well, so it wasn’t immediately obvious where I’d go for my quote. I do feel extremely frustrated (in more ways than one) at the whole ‘fade to black’ scenario though!

Has Twilight taken over your life? Explain.

Pretty much, yeah. Certainly my home life, not so much elsewhere, however you know you’re a twilight addict when you relate everything back, when sayings slip out, when you hear songs that belong in the saga but are just innocently playing on the radio… need I go on. I found myself saying ‘It’s time, it’s time, it’s time!’ Alice-style at work the other week, my colleagues thought I was nuts. Being able to read fanfic and get twitter updates on your phone also dramatically increases the time spent in the twiverse when one should be doing other things!

Tell us anything else Twilighty about yourself that you would like to share.

Hmmm. That’s tricky – how about, I’d love to write some fanfic but am a little nervous to? I’ve been beta-ing SparklyJul’s story Baggage Claim (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6230465/1/) and it’s really given me a taste. I’m just waiting for some inspiration now…


  1. I_Heart_TheseAnswers! Great interview! "I have no time for teenwolf, sorry." LMFAO!! That was hysterical and please don't apologize!!

  2. Thank you so much Twilight Junkies!

    I told you I was an addict - was just checking twitter before bed and there was your message.

    Thanks for the opportunity to pimp my blog xx

  3. loved this interview! Although, now we need to start sending twi-junk to her house ;)

  4. I have to agree New Moon is annoying. I really hate that Bella was always down on herself and thinking Edward didn't want her because of her looks ugh! Anywho I don't like the prominence of Jacob in BD, I'd rather have Edward POV, I wish she'd finish Midnight Sun too.

    I really feel the same way you do about getting back into canon because all the lemony goodness of FF.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us :)

  5. It's always nice to find a new blog to check out, I'll see you there!
    I'm also with you on the teen crap, hate it, Jacob has always annoyed me. I skipped most of NM looking for Edward and would have left it at that, had I not read an interview with SM herself saying she needed for us to go back and give Jake a chance, I did, I still think he's a smelly pup!
    Have you run to read the newest update for EP? Finally, she gave it to us! It was one of your favs, so I'd love know your thoughts!
    Nice meeting you!

  6. I am so glad you did this interview. I love learning more about you.

  7. Great Q&A! It's interesting to hear everyone's stories. I could relate to so many of your answers, not surprisingly.

    So true: Now that I’ve read so much fanfic, I find it a little tricky to go back to canon Edward but I will always have allegiance to the vamps.

    Love your avi, btw ;)

    One of these days, Marie, I'll get around to doing this. Promise!

  8. Oh my goodness so much comment love!

    @TT - thanks! When Jake first appeared I decided 'TeenWolf' was fairly appropriate.

    @Cat - hmm, I sit on the fence about twimerch, although I have just this evening ordered my Edward action figure!

    @Kassie - thanks! And thanks for your comments on the blog too. Although I'm not holding my breath for Midnight Sun I will SQUEE if/when it ever happens!

    @belladuluk - Yep, read EP last night. I am thinking about writing a review of EP but will need a reread first. I posted about it this morning - if you want to participate leave me a comment on the blog! I've even gone out there and said that EP is my fave. Ever. (I may regret that!)

    @DD - thank you so much! Awww. Hugs.

    @Lisa - I realised after I submitted my answers that I neglected to thank my blog-advisor/design guru! Thank you so much, for everything! You're amazing. And although I said above that EP currently has the title of my fave fic ever; MotU will ALWAYS have my fave Edward, you-know-who.

  9. I love reading your answers! You should totally come out of your Twi-closet. It's much more fun to be outward with your obsession. :) Love the quotes you picked!


  10. @T&T - I would describe myself as half-out, lots of people know I'm a fan, just not the depths! Maybe I'll get bolder, we'll see. Thanks for your comment x

  11. This is totes awesome babe! Ta for the pimpage at the end..... If you get lots of twimerch sent to you can I have some? Te he he


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