Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rob Pattinson's Hope For Haiti Appeal

I missed it live last night, but here it is online, complete with the donation information below. There's some other Twi-news today, but we'll just focus on helping others for a while, m'kay?

To donate to Hope for Haiti Now, you have a number of choices. Hope for Haiti is online at or you can go mobile and call (877) 99-HAITI or text “GIVE” to 50555. Snail mailers can write to Hope for Haiti Now Fund, Entertainment Industry Foundation, 1201 West 5th Street, Suite T-700, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Distilling Down Is Famous!


Okay, so my fan fiction story, Distilling Down, isn't that famous. Nor am I as an author. The two of us, however, did get interviewed this week by WhyNotFO for the So You Think You Can Write blog.

Here are a few takes from their post about the story and the interview:

"Are you looking for an amazing mindfuck of a story? One where you can’t tell which way is up… but you can’t wait for the next chapter? I definitely recommend Distilling Down! This is in no way your ordinary, run-of-the-mill Twi love story. We first encounter Bella on a beach, looking at a picture of her smiling in the arms of a man that she was hired by the Volturi to kill? Capture? We don’t know. And that is only the first mystery. I don’t want to give away too much (like I could!), because I want you to read this incredible story. Take away the Twi garb..uh… STUFF (hint-hint), and this could be a best seller.

The plot winds between Russia, Italy, Washington… and that’s just in the first few chapters. We meet old friends, and new characters, as well as the characters we’ve come to know used in interesting, different ways. Though Emoward remains, he actually has a reason this time! Remember sweet, motherly Esme? Uh-uh. “Independent Operative” of whom even the Volturi are afraid. Jasper? Dark past. Double agent once? Maybe. Same with Laurent. My favorite change up is Boxer Ben. LOL!

And Bella? Ahhh… our sweet, sweet Bella. Deliciously frightening and mysterious. An Angel of Death, who takes vamp and human alike. Some of my favorite lines are at the end of chapter two:

“Pile what up?”

“The same thing she always does, Alice. Bodies. Wherever she is, you know someone’s dying.”

I'm in authorial heaven over here . . I've never been interviewed as an author before and I'm so happy right now it's ridiculous. Also . . .must work on the story! If they're going to love on me, the least I can do is deliver new chapters!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Twilight + Haiti = Good Things

Rumors swirled for days, but it has now been confirmed that Robert Pattinson will participate in the telethon for Haiti. Currently, he's the only confirmed presenter for the London site, which means the fandom's favorite recluse will be the star of the show.


Kristen will be at Sundance. Taylor Swift is performing (she's Twilight by association, okay?), but no word on some of the others.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Taylor Lautner, Tuxedo Style

While the Golden Globes were painful to watch (Ricky Gervais, ick!), there was one bright spot in the evening.

taylor lautner

Taylor Lautner may have sounded a little stilted as he presented, but he looked good in his suit. No idea what it was made of . . .shiny something. I've heard rumors of pleather, but my brain just can't process the werewolf Jacob in pleather that so we'll settle for shiny. Shiny is good.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Shirtless Sunday: Jackson Rathbone

Can I get an AMEN? I am loving these new stills from Jackson Rathbone's movie, HURT. It makes me almost brave enough to see the film, but I'm not sure even a shirtless Jackson Rathbone could get me past my horror movie squeamishness. Still . . . they're not bad, are they?

Jackson Rathbone

Happy Trails To You

Jackson Rathbone

Seriously, why can't Jackson Rathbone be shirtless in the Twilight movies? Why does he have to be known for his bad hair? As soon as they pick their new director, the fandom needs to submit a list of demands. Item 1? Less bad wig, more exposed abs for Mr. Rathbone.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Funny Reaction To Breaking Dawn

Couldn't resist sharing when I saw this!


Friday, January 15, 2010

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning Makeout? ICK!

I'll confess that I've been looking forward to seeing The Runaways when it comes out. I was a little too young to have been that into the music scene when they were big, but I am a later in life lover of Joan Jett music, so it was on my list.

My understanding of the plot was that it was generally about the band and their life. Now, MTV Sneak Peek is raving on and on about how the makeout scene between Kristen Steward and Dakota Fanning is going to be "explosive" and how the director just couldn't not include the sexual interaction between Joan Jett and Cherie Currie.

Yeah, I just bet he couldn't resist. Pervert.

Yes, I know it happened. That doesn't mean I want to see it on film. Especially when I know that one of the actresses is not yet 18. It's just . . . kind of gross? Inappropriate? I don't know . . it just doesn't feel like something I'd enjoy watching on a number of levels, at least one of them oddly parental. Forget about your agent letting you do something . . . did your mom have anything to say about this?

Then there's the level of odd that it's Bella and Jane making out here, since you know that's an alternative reality scenario right there. It just adds to the wrong.

Sign. I'm in the movie for the music, not the cheap lesbian thrills.

More Music, Less Makeout, Okay?

Kristen Stewart,Dakota Fanning

Robert Pattinson's Lipstick Mystery Solved

A long running pet peeve of mine has been the lipstick on Edward's character in both Twilight and New Moon. When I watch the movie, I think "Who thought that would be a good idea?"

Mystery Solved

Robert Pattinson

Norma Hill-Patton. Congratulations. While I envy you the unfettered access you have to Rob Pattinson's lips, I could just smack you for what you put on them. It looks neither right nor natural.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Distilling Down Chapter 6 Is Up!


Chapter 6 has arrived . . . and is twice as long as the usual chapters! Read it here:

A brief teaser:

St. Petersburg, Jasper’s POV

Laurent had better get here soon. The café was slow this afternoon, and the waitress was giving me the evil eye as I lingered over my coffee, no doubt hoping I would cash out soon so she could go do whatever it was waitresses did on a dead day. Sadly, I had to stay. Laurent, you late bastard, hurry the fuck up.

The birds had taken care of the roll, saving me from going through the pretense of eating it. I hadn’t meant to order it, but with my Russian skills even being at the right café was a gift from God. I wasn’t about to bitch over a few unwanted pastries.

Shifting in my seat, I started in with the affirmations. You are patient, I told myself. You are calm. So calm, in fact, that in less than .02 seconds I was going to show that waitress where she could stuff her stink eye.

Deep breaths, Jasper. You are not here to eat the civilians. I missed being an unregulated gangster. Respectability had its moments, but this was not one of them.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ashley Greene + Skinsuits + Sobe = Man Fail

So, Ashley Greene has been returning to her modeling ways, and has figured out how to confound every male on the planet with her latest photoshoot. Now, I was fascinated with the painted on scales and the whole idea of rolling around in the ocean in something that is probably water soluble . . . in front of a camera, no less, but I kind of viewed it as art. Anything that takes 12 hours to paint on by hand is art, right?

Ashley Greene

Okay, so it's pretty sexy art. And it does kind of lure you into wondering what Ashley Greene has under her skinsuit. Except that's obvious, right? The whole point of the skinsuit and the Sobe campaign of "Zero Inhibitions" is that Ashley Green is NAKED under the skinsuit. Because it's just paint, right?

Ashley Greene

And then my friend goes . . . "So where are her nipples?" and like a straight forward, practical type, I point out that her photo shoot is clearly at the beach, Turks and Caicos to be exact, so its not like she's cold. Besides, I'm a girl, and my mild technical curiosity around such things was satisfied by the invention of Photoshop.

Unfortunately, he's a guy, and details like Photoshopping the scales on the skinsuit seem hard, and these are outtakes, so in theory not processed, so this is a problem that just continues to confound him. It's like the whole shoot was engineered to make his brain fail. There is nothing else he's going to get done today besides wonder what is under there to make the nipples disappear. Whole universes could collapse around him, and he'll still be staring at these photos of Ashley Greene, wondering what went wrong.

Ashley Greene

I can only imagine the state of the world when these appear in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition. It hits newsstands February 10th, and it just might be the man fail heard round the world.

Kellan Lutz In February Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan magazine has declared 2010 the "Year of the Vampire" and are featuring vampires in their February edition. You'd think Robert Pattinson would get the vamp champ starring feature, but instead it went to Kellan Lutz. I'll take that.

Kellan Lutz

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Taylor Lautner Now Worth $7.5 Million

Apparently Taylor Lautner is more than willing to trade on his Twilight Saga fame. The kid (or probably his super dad) have just finished negotiations that official make Taylor Lautner the highest paid teenage actor in Hollywood.
$7.5 Million? I'm worth it!
taylor lautner
According to Deadline Hollywood, the big payday is for a new film called Northern Lights. Tom Cruise is involved with the film, which is about fighter pilots. (Tom Cruise and fighter pilots. Right, who knew?). According to Nikki Finke over at Deadline, neither Zack Efron or Miley Cyrus make as much as Lautner, even though they have more acting experience. To which one can only say, experience, schmexperience. Who's got the hot abs here?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year, New Plans, New Fics

Welcome to 2010!

I know that lots of people have been doing reflections back on the decade that just passed, but I'm still home with the parents for the holidays (leaving for Ecuador the 13th, make it please come sooner!) and so I don't want to look back on the decade because I'm feeling enough time warp as it is just sleeping in my old room.

Thus, let's forget the past and focus on the future. Now, I'm not going to be one of those yahoos jumping up and down screaming about how 2010 is gonna be great. It's not gonna be that great, y'all. Calm the eff down. Loud noises in early January are bad, okay?

However, 2010 should be reasonably decent, and I'm looking forward to the year ahead. Lots of good things are going to happen, like me spending the rest of the winter somewhere warm and Eclipse coming out.

I also want to get back to posting every day, even though I know it likely won't happen until after I am out of the parents house. The Twilight withdrawal has diminished to a dull, yet constant ache somewhere in the back of my brain. I can't explain to Mom & Dad why changing the channel away when Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift broke up was a party foul. I just have to endure.

My endurance has been tempered by some sneaky fan fiction reading. Thought I'd share a few of my new favorites here, in case you are looking for a way to pass the time!

1. Irritable Grizzly Adams: Ignore that the title doesn't scream Twilight Fan Fiction. This story is a good alternative universe creation based on a unique take on the break up scene and the Edward-never-comes-back theme. I was hooked from the first chapter. I wasn't alone in falling hard for the story, as The Lazy, Yet Discerning Ficster also recommended it way back in the day. It even has a thread on Twilighted for the dedicated!

2. Geek Love: In addition to being an absolutely awesome story, I'm so thrilled that the author of Geek Love, SassenachWench, replied to pretty much every review I left. She seems like a funny, cool, and well-adjusted type--and yes, I am fan crushing on her hard-core at the moment. The story is Bella and Edward as computer geek types, complete with Nerf battles and binary code references. Updates regularly with lovely subtle humor and some gut busting scenes, too. Chapter 22 should be out soon!

Also, while I'm at it: You need to check out Elemental for a cool twist on the Forks families, The Naked Guy Upstairs for light laughs and love, and Art After 5 for some really well done angst (I've loved on this one before, but now it's complete!).

PS: My photo comparing Kellan Lutz to Marky Mark for the Calvin Klein campaign got pulled since Mr. Wanberg was in his underwear. I think this is a bad sign for my plan for billboard scans of the Kellan campaign, don't you?