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Ok, my internets been down, hence the lack of updates. I’ll be doing some proper blogging tomorow.

In the meantime, let us play a game. I like to call this game:

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION!!!

Yeah, that’s right, thanks to a lovely lovely gossip magazine, I can now link myself to anyone and everyone involved in Twilight. The cast AND Stephenie Meyer.

This. Blows. My. Mind.

Ok, you can read the relevant story at NineMSN.

Now don’t tell me that this is just gossip! Shush! I know it might just be gossip! But can I PLEASE just pretend it’s real? Just for a moment?

Let’s continue:

I’m friends with some people who went to school with/were in a theatre production with the boy in the above article. (Infact, his school is literally two blocks from my house.)

Now, he’s allegedly dating Emma Watson, aka Hermione.

She starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with Robert Pattinson.

What’s that? 4 Degrees? Man, that’s just insane in the membrane. I cannot believe how bloody close that is. It also makes me THAT much closer to working out my 6 degrees between me and Kevin Bacon. (Because apparently everyone is 6 degrees from Kevin Bacon, now I just have to find a link between Watson and Bacon! And that’s a big deal.)

Right, so I could go on from there, with the degrees game, to Stephenie Meyer and JK Rowling and Alan Rickman and Gary Oldman and Emma Thompson and… that’s about it for celebrities from HP & Twilight that I actually would not mind running into… (and then of course, we could just keep going, listing off everyone who’s ever been in a movie or whatever with ANYONE from Harry Potter or Twilight and then it just gets complicated!)

So for now, all I care about, is that I am 4 degrees – FOUR! – from Robert Pattinson and JK Rowling and FIVE!!! from Stephenie Meyer.

And, thank you to Katie for working out how I was initially linked to the boy in the above article. (Because Jo and I spent AGES this morning looking for a common friend.)

Man I’m psyched!

Actual real and proper Twilight news tomorow! (When my internet officially kicks back in!)

love and vampire bites!
Georgia

p.s. do you think if I held that boy hostage, I could pursuade Emma to pay ransom in the form of Robert? lol. this is what happens when you have had too much sugar and a brand new Twilight poster for your bedroom wall!

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Loyal reader…s,

I have some exciting news!

I was a very slack bookseller the other day and went onto the major Australian book suppliers website to check out the release dates for all the exciting new Twilight books coming out! (That yes, I will be preordering. :P)

First of all, there will be two released on November 1st 2008:

Twilight Collectors Edition, AUS$50

Twilight Box Set, AUS$120

Then, on November 13th 2008:

Twilight Film Tie-In, $24.99

And finally, at the very end of the year, on December 30th:

Twilight Saga: Official Guide, AUS$29.99

Unfortunately, with that last one, suppliers tend to shut down over Christmas/New Years and I really don’t think that we’ll get the Official Guide until around the 5th of January – UNLESS they embargo it (ie: deliver it early, with information NOT to open the boxes until the specified date).

But don’t get your hopes up, loyal reader…s, they didn’t even embargo Breaking Dawn, that’s why it wasn’t available at most bookstores until midday. But maybe they’ve now realised just how popular our little books are, and we’ll get them on time!

Now for some sad news:

The Movie Companion isn’t listing on any Australian suppliers at all.
They’re going to have to be shipped in from the United States. The USA supplier at my bookstore is listing it, and it will cost (after postage and exchange rates) about AUS$45.
Ordering it from Amazon won’t be much better – it’s about AUS$44.85, including postage.

Stephenie Meyer’s Australian distributor didn’t make a huge fuss over Breaking Dawn, and I doubt they will over these upcoming releases, so don’t expect any official annoucements – besides this one of course!

I also recommend you guys all put in special orders, because I highly doubt the smaller bookstores around Australia will be ordering more than one or two copies of each of the above. They really don’t have high expectations. (And yes, this is reliable, not only do I work at a (small) bookstore, but I have friends at the three major book chains across Australia: Angus, Dymocks, Borders.)

Any information I hear at work, I will immediately inform you of.

Toodles for now, my readers!

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I’m back! Sort of… My interwebs are still playing up. But we’ll see how it goes, if I disappear, I haven’t really abandoned you… Not that there’s really any “you” out there, except my one lovely reader Katie.

Many many updates! So many updates to keep me crazy obsessive!

Like firstly, I have to go buy a copy of Dolly magazine. Any other 19 year old girl would get seriously freako-maximus glances thrown in her direction if she did this, as it’s clearly far too young for us. Lucky I easily pass as a tiny baby 15-16 year old no worries and can casually stroll in and drool all over the pretty Twilight post I will find inside. (I will also post photos when I get it.)

Secondly. We all remember that god awful image from the front cover of that magazine in the United States of Crappy Photography (and no, Robert, I was not afraid of your chest pubes, I’m sorry to disappoint, I was more afraid of what they did with your hair and your lips, creepy stuff man). For those who need a reminder, it was this cover:
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See, the point of this ‘secondly’ is that they have just released another image from that shoot. A particularly good image, that really should’ve been used on the cover originally:
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It would’ve saved alot of time and hate and fear of Robert’s chest pubes.
(Ta to Everglow for the photo!)

Thirdly, the video clip Stephenie Meyer directed for Jack’s Mannequin has been released. I watched it on YouTube, and so can YouToo…be? (man I’m so awkwardly punny!)
I’m not a big Jack’s Mannequin fan, I’ll be the first to admit that. I like Dark Blue, it grows on you. But other than that, the boys just haven’t impressed me. And yes I have seen them live, when they supported Fall Out Boy. I was most disappointed that Gyroscope had to play first, when they were clearly superior to Jack’s Mannequin by like a million fold. (My god do I love Gyroscope, and also, secretly, Fall Out Boy)
But my point, what was my point? Oh yes, I watched it. See, I wasn’t sure about SM’s directing skills. I mean, writing is different to directing. But I was impressed, it was awesome. The song was so-so, as I said, I’m not really a fan… But I loved the waves and the running away and I was very much impressed. That lady is multi-talented. Maybe she could also note-take for me in law lectures so that I can blog? 😛 Oh wait… That’s multi-tasking… But she does that too! Hmmm… Wonder if she’s magic?

Fourthly: When I’ve completed my Criminal Law assignment, I’m going to start work on my next little “analytical” (to use the term loosely) piece. It’ll be up soon.

Sweet dreams.

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Did anyone else see Ms Meyer on Ellen? It took me forever to work out which one I had to record because we get them a day later or whatever. (But we’re a day ahead? I don’t know, it makes little to no sense to me!) But I watched it.

Ok, I love Ellen, she’s pretty hilarious. But geez man, I already KNOW all that information about SM! Every fan does! I wanted more, more man! I was highly disappointed. And we didn’t even get a movie clip, just a mention: “So one is turning into a movie, right?” Yeah, we know that too. Show us a clip!

Stephenie surely MUST be bored with the same repetititve questions, she should demand more creativity from her interviewers!

Of course, I was super glad Ellen had her on the show anyways, and super jealous that the audience all got nice glossy hardback versions of the saga. My copies are all paperbacks, because the hardbacks aren’t available in Australia – not even Breaking Dawn. (When I opened the Breaking Dawn boxes at work, I found paperbacks. Sad face. PS Yes I work in a bookstore.)

I also loved Ellen’s superb vampire jokes. They were so cheesy and classy and I wish I could remember all of them. I might have to re-watch the show, write them down and share them with you guys here. I love bad jokes like a vampire loves blood. Yeah man.

Anyways, Ellen, please have SM back on the show, so you can ask her more probing questions and discuss the books in detail and maybe show some new exclusive movie clips. I can’t get enough of those movie clips. I swear I’ve seen the whole movie minus the meadow scene now.

Also, SM, you were super cool on the show. Just FYI. Even though you’re probably bored of those questions, I know.

p.s. For those who missed it, His Golden Eyes, aka my favourite Twi-site and my homepage, have a low-quality clip you can watch. As I said, it’s stuff you probably already know. But why not watch it anyways?

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Today’s character of choice is the topic of the moment: Renesmee.

Love her or hate her, she’s there and you can’t get rid of her.

Now, Renesmee is obviously a half-breed (which Draco Malfoy would say is dirty :P), being that daddy is a vampire and mummy was a human at the time. This frustrated many readers, including myself initially. You can see my rant on “Why didn’t Edward use protection?” in my post When a mummy and a daddy love eachother very much, they call the Stork! at my other blog. Of course, the debate over whether or not Bella and Edward could’ve had a baby is not the only thing that needs considering!

First of all, why is Renesmee so perfect?
Well, did you know that no matter how ugly you are/you think you are, your mum and dad still think you’re pretty special, and that you’re very attractive. Did you not realise, after all this time, that this book is from BELLA’S point of view (except for the bit that isn’t) and thus her perception of Renesmee is obviously going to be bias. Renesmee could look like a gremlin as per the post at Lauren’s Bite, for all we know! Really, no matter what she looked like, Bella would’ve cooed over her.

What is that you say? Charlie thought she was pretty? Charlie is her granddad, nuff said. Same goes for all the Cullens. Although, I reckon Emmett would’ve been pretty blunt had the baby been a really ugly mutant. So we can assume that she is at least a humanoid and that she is cute.

Having said all this, have you ever seen an ugly baby? I mean in real life, not on the tv or in a magazine where the babies are mutated for fun times. I have never seen an ugly baby. From this, we can conclude that as long as Renesmee is humanoid, she is cute.

Jacob, of course, is clearly not thinking straight when he looks at Renesmee and thus also cannot be seen as a reliable source of the true Renesmee. See! All this bias and you guys are RANTING on about how much you hate this perfect baby. Maybe this baby isn’t perfect? Maybe she won’t be as pretty as Edward and Bella when she stops growing because she hasn’t got complete vampire blood?

Now, I’ll be the first to admit, Renesmee is not my favourite character. Infact, she annoys me alot. Or is it Bella’s perception that annoys me? Quite possibly. After all, eventually we all do get a bit sick of people cooing about their perfect children who are in actual fact normally the ones that are the biggest brats. (Yes, I can say this, I get on famously with children and as a babysitter I know how parents get.) But I don’t think Renesmee is really that much of a brat, she’s maturing too fast.

I think, for most of the anti-Renesmee people out there, the big issue was not Renesmee herself, but what Renesmee does to the story: she took up all Bella’s attention and SIDELINED Edward. How could she?! This story is supposed to be theirs, not hers. And we got less Edward with the introduction of the offspring. We got more Jacob though, much more Jacob. Which didn’t fuss me, but I’m sure irritated any anti-Jacobers out there. (p.s. stop being cold, if you have ever EVER been in a situation like Jacob’s, where you suffer unrequited love whilst the object of your affection runs off with someone you feel is bad for them you’d totally understand and love him too. even if you are staunchly team Edward)

Now, where were we?

Ah yes.

1. Bella is obviously bias because Renesmee is her child.
2. Same goes for Charlie and the Cullens.
3. Renesmee sidelined Edward.
4. Jacob too, because of the imprint.
5. Stop being nasty to Jake.
6. I’m Team Edward.
7. Is the irritating character Renesmee or really Bella because of the way she sees Renesmee?

Let us continue.

Did anyone else find it incredibly annoying that when Renesmee was eaten out of Bella’s stomach she was automatically liked? After having been the horrid Bella-killer after all this time. Man, if I was Edward and Bella was carrying a killer mutant, I’d secretly find a way to abort it in her sleep – regardless of the consequences.

And if I were the Cullens, I’d be more like Alice, because she was cautious of the half breed Bella-killer. I’d steer way clear of anything that almost destroyed someone I loved that much! (Even if it was cute.) Although, I guess eventually she’d grow on me, but only cos I really like babies!

When I read about everyone just instantly liking Renesmee right after her birth, I texted my bestie, outraged. Especially Jacob imprinting! I was so upset:

“HOW COULD JACOB IMPRINT ON THAT MUTANT CREATURE? HOW COULD STEPHENIE MEYER DO THAT TO HIM? HE’S BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH AND THIS IS WHAT HE GETS? HOW RUDE!”

Lucky I continued reading, huh?

For now, let us conclude on Renesmee. If I decide there’s something I should add, I will. (Maybe about the other vampires – like Dracula 1 and Dracula 2 and Zafrina)

Renesmee was evil, but then she wasn’t. She’s still a little annoying. She’ll grow up. She got a happy ending. Yay.

Next time: Leah Clearwater. Because she is my best and favourite minor character.

p.s. Leah would make a far better spin off than Renesmee. Renesmee got her happy ending, we all know she’ll grow up and be happy with Jake forever. Leah has been left unresolved – ergo SM should develop her. Far more interesting read guaranteed.

xoxo.

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