Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How Was Your Eclipse Night?

Kassie and I did the Trilogy last night and it was EPIC!!!! I have a wee bit of a Twilight hangover today.  
Just kinda laying around, listening to the Eclipse soundtrack (from a different perspective now that I've seen the movie WITH the music), catching up on all the Eclipse stuff that I have on the DVR and reading Breaking Dawn.  I am one of those people that gets up early no matter what time they go to bed. You would think getting home at 3 a.m. would have earned me the privilege of sleeping in, but my brain has other ideas.  My brain woke me up at 8, and my body groaned, but the brain always wins and I got up.  Probably because my brain wanted to get online and see what everyone else thought of Eclipse.

The big question I've been asked by several people is what differences I noticed in the final cut of Eclipse from the cut we saw for the Oprah show in May.  

Here are the 2 biggest things I noticed.  

The first is obviously the music.  When we saw the movie in May, the final soundtrack had not been added.  During the "leg hitch" scene, there was some really cheezy music playing.  I'm really glad they went with "My Love" by Sia for that scene.  It worked very well. 

The second difference was during the tent scene.  David Slade has recently said in an interview that they did reshoot the tent scene and that the final cut in a combination of the original and second shoot mixed in together.  I did notice in the final cut that right after Jacob gets into the sleeping bag with Bella, he pulls her to his bare chest and kind of cradles her.  They even show a close up of Bella's face in Jacob's chest.  In the cut we saw in May, that was not in there.  It was basically Bella laying there facing away from Jacob the whole time.  

Everything else was the same as far as I can tell.  (note to Kassie - jump in if you remember any other differences)

Here are some pics from last night's Eclipse Trilogy festivities.

Getting ready to go - 
SuperSize Purse  √
Map to theater  √
Twizzlers √
Hershey's w/Almonds √
Pocket Edward √
The other 5 chicks that were brave enough to endure the sore tailbones and buttcheeks, to watch all three movies with me!

Jessica (cousin) Eileen (cousin) Kassie, Kelly (Kassie's sis) Becky (sister-in-law)
 In order to get me into the picture, I set the camera up on my back wiper.  Meh - just looks like we were drunk when we took it! LOL


Jessica (who is very shy)
The next few pics were taken during the total of maybe 5 minutes that we had to stand in line.  The theater was really cool and let us get our seats nice and early, so we could get comfy for our Edward love fest.
Me and Kassie

Kassie and Kelly

Me and Kassie
We spent the rest of the time waiting in our seats fooling around with Mini-E
Kelly and Kassie
 The seat saving was cutthroat!  It was like the episode of Seinfeld where Elaine is trying to save all the seats in the theater!
Edward saving my seat.

Eileen and Me

Eileen's'll have to ask her

Thirsty Edward

Hungry Edward


Leen and Edward
Some nice chicks behind us took a group shot for us.
Becky, Me, Eileen, Kassie, Jessica, Kelly

I thought our theater was very well behaved and the majority mature women - not too many teens for the trilogy.  A few dudes - one a@#hole.  The people from the theater had some Eclipse shirts to giveaway before Twilight started, but they really did not seem to have a plan for how to give them away.  So it got a little chaotic for a bit there.  Otherwise, it was great. The teens were actually the ones that were waiting in lines outside our theater waiting for the Midnight showing of Eclipse.  Is it mean that I wanted to stick my tongue out at them on my way to the bathroom and say "HaHa - I'm watching New Moon right now"  Very mature, right? LOL

If you did the trilogy,would you do it again?  We talked about this on the ride home, and we would totally do it again for Breaking Dawn - and that is adding another 2 hour movie!  BUT, here is our list of things to remember for next time.

1) Wear p.j.'s - or at least pj bottoms with a Twilight shirt
2) Bring a cozy Edward throw blanket to snuggle with
3) Bring a pillow, or other soft item to sit on....your butt does start to hurt after a while! LOL
4) Drink water instead of pop. I started getting a little jittery when Eclipse started because I was so tired and had too much caffeine.

So, whadja think??? Did you see it yet??? Did you do the Trilogy?  Or did you opt to just hit the Eclipse showing at midnight?  Let's hear from you in the comments! :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Twilight Junkie Tuesday Featuring.....Cassie V.

I'm really digging everyone's responses!  This week we are getting to know Cassie V. a little bit better. Make sure you give her a shout out in the comments!

Q. What got you into Twilight?
A. I was in tenth grade Biology when I looked to my right and I saw my friend, Angel, reading a large book. She seemed intent on finishing it and the title caught my attention. I had heard of Twilight before, but I was never set on reading it. Angel put down the masterpiece and looked at me. She had just finished reading it right there in class. She then said to me, "Cassie, you have to read this book. It is SOOO good. And by SOOO good, I mean, like, amazing." So, she kindly let me borrow it. I went home and read for hours. I nearly devoured the whole thing in one sitting, but sadly I had homework. Luckily, I got sick the next day. That meant I could stay home and read! My eyes burned due to the fact I hadn't blinked since page 200. Eyes wide, heart racing, I shut the book. An obsession was born.

Q. 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)
A. My mom shares the same obsession. She's Team Edward and I'm Team Jacob! My best friend is a Fanpire, as well. I'm surrounded by Twilight Junkies and I would never hide that I'm a GIANT fan. I'm proud to be a part of this world. My room is filled with posters, I go on a lot just so I can fulfill some fantasies of meeting the beautiful people that brought my favorite characters to life. I go to every convention I can and I'm not afraid to
admit it! =]

Q. 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?
A. While I read Twilight, I had no choice other than to be Team Edward. Jacob was barely in it, so I fell in love with the sparkly vampire. As I continued the Saga, though, I was drawn more and more to Jacob. I just felt that Jacob's love was more realistic. I heard once that love is friendship set on fire, so I thought Jake was better for Bella. They connected first through friendship and I thought that was really cool. I can relate to that.
Q. Which Twilight book is your favorite and why?
A. My favorite book in the series would probably be New Moon. Yep. It's definitely New Moon. It had more of Jacob's character development and I saw an incredible chemistry between him and Bella. It brought Bella and Jake closer together. Also,the book showed how intense Bella's love is for Edward. She would do anything just to be with him. Or near him. And I find that kind of inspiring.

Q. If you read fanfic and your willing to admit it which is your favorite story?
A. I don't actually go and read fanfiction. I bet it's amazing, though. It's a way for fans to incorporate themselves into the stories. That's neat. =]

Q. If you ever met your favorite Twilight star how would you react? What would you do or say.
 The day I met Taylor, Edi and Rachelle (11/14/08) | That's the card that I used to get into the signing! 389 BABY! | Classy Cassie
A. I have met quite a few of the actor's involved in the Twilight Saga. On November 14, 2008,(Mall of America, MN) I met Edi Gathegi (1st time out of 3), Rachelle Lefevre, and....TAYLOR LAUTNER! Hot dang. =]] I've been in love with Taylor since I was about 13 years old. The stars were so nice. It's hard to be nervous around them. I remember Edi always cracking jokes and Rachelle gave out so many compliments. Taylor was shaking everybody's hand even though the people managing the event said that nobody could touch the celebrities. The day I met Taylor, Edi and Rachelle (11/14/08) | MY ALL TIME FAVORITE PICTURE!!! | Classy Cassie I
It was probably the best day of my life. My mom took me and my friends out of school just so we could wait in a 2 hour long line. It was freezing and it was early in the morning, but it was SOO worth it because Taylor touched my right hand! (If you would like to watch the LOUD video from that day, go to my YouTube channel -- topazeyes22

)The day I met Taylor, Edi and Rachelle (11/14/08) | Twilight poster..signed by: Rachelle Lefevre, Taylor Lautner and Edi Gathegi ;) | Classy Cassie

My signed poster. It's backwards...haha. I don't know why, but the top right is Edi's signature. Top left is Rachelle's. Botton right is Taylor's. Edi personalized it when he put my name on it. None of my friends got their posters personalized, so I felt pretty special. That's not my only encounter with the stars, though. I went to Twitour '09 where I met Edi for a 2nd time, Bronson Pelletier, Chaske Spencer, Gil Birmingham, and Christian Serratos.

That's Bronson and myself. It looks terrible because I took a picture of the actual picture on my cell phone. And here are some more photos from that day
Also, on November 11, 2009, I went to the Mall of America again to meet Edi for a 3rd time and Jamie Campbell Bower. I got a VIP package, so I got a picture with both guys. I think Edi and I should stop meeting like this! Haha. I would post a picture of me and the guys, but it didn't upload correctly like my friend Ellie's did, so I'll post hers. (Blurry =[)

Edi has always been awesome, but this was my first time meeting Jamie. I remember walking into the curtained area, reaady for my photo op and the woman took my purse to hold so I didn't have it in the picture...I said, "Cool beans! That's convenient." Then I walked towards the two attractive men and they greeted me with handshakes. We took a few pictures and then I asked them for hugs. Jamie said and I quote "Of course, love" in his sexy British accent. Edi didn't need to say anything because he just pulled me in for a tight hug. They were so sweet. So, as I was saying my goodbyes to them, I grabbed my purse and Jamie yelled after me "Cool beans!". It was cute. I smiled. Haha. xD Those have been my encounters so far, but in September, I'm going to Twitour 2010 and Kellan Lutz should be there along with Bronson and Kiowa.

Q. If you were to replace any person in Twilight who would you replace them with and why.
A. I woudn't replace anybody. I think they're all brilliant and they need to stick it out through the rest of filming. I was sad Rachelle got replaced and I'd like for that to not happen again.

Q.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?????
A. I read Twilight 5 times, New Moon has been read about 4 times, Eclipse was read twice and Breaking Dawn was read 2 times. I like reliving the stories. I picture myself as Bella when I read and it's a lot of fun to imagine.

Q. What is your most precious item in your Twilight collection and why? (share pics if possible)
A. My most precious Twilight item is my signed poster. It's framed and hanging above my bed (picture above).

Q. What is the craziest Twilight related think you've done? (include pics if possible)
A. I haven't done extremely crazy things, but I have waited in several lines, spent a lot of money and I've gotten about 5 different boys to read the saga. Haha. ^_^

Q. What is your favorite song from the Twilight Saga and why?
A. I like Let Me Sign. Rob's voice is so sultry. And the part in which it was playing was perfect, it brought tears to my eyes. I don't know if it's just me, but it is pretty powerful.
Q. Tell us your favorite quote from each book?
A. My friend, Syd, and I make shirts before every midnight premiere and we have our favorite quotes on the back. We didn't have one for Twilight, but I think my favorite quote would be "I didn’t want to get into the safety hazards that dancing presented, so I quickly made new plans." Bella Swan. 
My favorite New Moon Quote is "I'll always be your friend. No matter what you love." Jacob Black.
Favorite Eclipse Quote is "The clouds I can handle, but I can't fight with an eclipse." Jacob Black.
The Breaking Dawn quote is "I’m just here to be your friend. Your best friend, one last time." Jacob Black.
Q.Has Twilight taken over your life? Explain.
A. It has taken over a big part of my life. It brought me closer with my friends and family. I have something in common with a lot of people and it feels good to be a part of such a fandom. <3
Thank you for interviewing me!!! =]]]

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Very Twilighty Birthday Today

 My birthday started out very normal, with all the mommy presents......all homemade....all from Matthew.
Pretty good wrapping job for a 6 year old, huh?

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Matt not only drew the Beatles, but did their autographs too!  Cute!!!

This is a diorama of a music store that Matt (and I) made for a school project.....he gave it to me for my b/day!

My Hostess Baseball  Cupcake surprise.....It's the American Pastime (it's getting Twilightier!)
  Enter Pocket Edward!!!! My very first!  The one I've been waiting for!!! I'm so glad I waited for Eclipse Edward.  He is gorgeous!!!! Wait until you see his backside!!!!!
Standing on my dashboard like a Jesus statue! LOL
Look at that ass!!!! They definitely modeled this after Rob to the smallest details!
 Barb tried to get Edward to take it off, but he wasn't having any of that.  We just met!  He is so virtuous!!!

Of course the dashboard thing wasn't working, since he fell every time I put the pedal to the metal.  So we thought Edward would be more comfortable in my purse until our next stop.

 I'm so glad I got picked up Edward first because he promised to buy me some really cool stuff for my birthday.  Our first stop was Hot Topic.....
where he bought me the Eclipse Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition!)
and some bandaids.....can't take any chances!
 Then we had lunch together.....well I had Taco Bell and he just stared lovingly at me with those golden eyes since he doesn't do human food.
 Barb tried to tempt him with a tomato, since it was red, but  he wasn't fooled.

Somewhere along the way, mini-E bought me the umbrella I've been wanting

Back to the car to head home......he really loves how I have my car blinged out!

A quick stop at Walgreens....Edward really wanted me to rent Remember Me - but I reminded him that we already had it at home anytime he wanted to watch it.

 Then it was time to Welcome mini-Edward to his new home......


 He spent some time getting to know his new family.....


 Welcome to your new home mini-E!!!!
 He really enjoyed Matthew's Music Store Diorama

 Getting to know each other better! LOL
 Thanks for the Frappacino!
Sure, I'll share....but I thought you didn't.....never mind. :)
 Relaxing by the pool!
 Getting a little boogie boarding in.
 Yes....Barb loves you too
  Time for my close up?
 Just wanted to show off his superhuman strength by throwing a few trees around.

 Time for some birthday cake.....
 More Burger King toys.....for the boys - a wallet
 For the girls - a ring....

 That opens up to show the prettays face!

One more thing, before I go for the day.  My hubward, who hates my Twilight Obsession, but isn't too bad about it (unlike my oldest son), has been working nights and really didn't have time to get me anything.  But last night while he was bored at work, he made me a card.  It is so freakin' funny, it brought tears to my eyes. I just have to share.  This literally was the icing on my birthday cake!!!!
Front of Card

Inside of card - left

Inside of Card - Right

Back of card

I hope you are laughing your ass off as much as I did when I first read it!!!!!!

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