Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hot Topic Charm Bracelet

I really like this bracelet. It includes a lion, a lamb, an apple, the Cullen crest and a "twilight" charm. I may need to add this to my Hot Topic wish list...LOL

Dakota Fanning

I haven't posted anything on Dakota Fanning for a while despite all the buzz that's been going around. At this point I'm sure you all know that it's confirmed that the offer has been made, it's just a matter if all the details can be worked out or not. I'm on the fence about this one. It bothers me tremendously that she hasn't even read New Moon. It's like TwiCrack Addict says, I couldn't put the books down and she's yet to finish Twilight. In reality, she has very little knowledge of the character she's in talks to play. Here are some links...

Dakota Fanning thinks Rob is "very, very cute" here
Dakota hasn't finished reading Twilight here
Ashley and Kellan are pro-Fanning here
Peter Facinelli is pro-Fanning here
"Becoming Jane" would be fantastic here

(All of these are from TwiCrack Addict. What can I say, Cheeky J's on top of things!)

So how does everyone else feel about Dakota Fanning as Jane? Has your opinion changed since the initial speculation? What do you think is taking so long in the talks? I know she was supposed to have met with Chris Weitz this past week, so when are we going to get some news?

New Movie Stills

Two more movie stills have been released. This gorgeous one of Edward and Bella in the "meadow" Gorgeous, gorgeous Edward
And these two may not be new but I hadn't seen them before
The first conversation in Biology
Another shot from the baseball scene
Anyone else really wanting some stills of Jasper handling the bat or Edward in the blue jacket the day he comes to tell Bella he's taking her home to meet his parents?

Friday, January 30, 2009

New Hot Topic Gear

New from Hot Topic...The Edward Tote Twilight quote necklace "I dream about being with you forever"
I especially like this pin because it's correct, I get tired of hearing it quoted incorrectly
And of course I like this because it's Edward
The black one says "I'm in Love with a Fictional Character" and has a Cullen Crest charm
I have to tell you, this bracelet set and the Team Edward and Team Jacob ones that I featured in my Hot Topic wish list all sell for $8 a set. I wanted to say that because I saw just the Edward and Jacob bracelets today on Amazon as a set for $24. You could get all three sets from Hot Topic for that price. So be sure to shop around.

Ashley and Kellan Talk New Moon

Bella and has three videos from the Push premiere posted on their site here. I am posting the one of Ashley and Kellan here because they are the two who have actually seen the script. Kellan has promised to visit Ashley in Italy, he is such a sweetie!
The other two interviews are with Rachelle LeFevre and Edi Gathegi. I enjoyed watching them, too. Edi is particularly funny, as usual. I have a question about Rachelle's though. Where do we see Victoria in New Moon except for when Bella spots her hair across the water after Jacob saves her from drowning? It5 sounds to me like we may be seeing some of the scenes of the wolves pursuing her maybe? I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kellan Lutz Photo Shoot

Yet another wonderful discovery I owe to TwiCrack Addict. I love both book and movie Emmett, and I adore Kellan Lutz. (Pretty sure that I've mentioned it before, but he is such a doll! How many guys his age are so gentlemanly and sweet.) Okay, back to this post. Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot.

Isn't he a doll? Definitely capable of making me swoon. He's also so funny, very much like Emmett. I love the interview where he described Rob as "sensual" LOL. You can see the rest of the pics here.

James? Hmmm...who else could he be?

So here is a picture of James. Consider it exhibit A. I saw a post with some pics from this shoot on TwiCrack Addict, saying what a shame it was that James was killed off in the first movie, because that means no more Cam. So take a look at these. Consider them exhibit B.

I have a theory. Rough up Cam's short hair, maybe darken it, maybe even a little facial hair, and transform him into another character in a later movie. Why not Jasper's buddy Peter? One of the good guys. If you wanted to keep him in the bad guy role, what about Riley? I mean, he could be lead to his death by Victoria... Anyway, my husband thinks I'm crazy, but I don't think this idea is half bad, even if I did think of it. So let me know what you think.
You can see the rest of the photos here.

Jackson Rathbone Photo Shoot

Movie Jasper hasn't gotten as much photo love as some of the other actors, but here is a photo shoot that I found of him. I honestly can't remember if I saw these first on The Danger Magnet or TwiCrack Addict.

I love Jackson's sense of humor and can't wait to see what he does with Jasper in New Moon. I'm also partial to him because he shares a name with my youngest son. (It's a family name.) He does that awesome eyebrow thing and the way he treats Ashley Greene is so sweet. You can see the rest of the pictures here.

More Empire Outakes

Wow, and I thought Rob was the one who smoldered... I don't think he's going to have any trouble playing a "romantic lead"
I love this picture of Rachelle
I love Rob's expression in this one
You can see the rest of the new outtakes at Lion & Lamb Love's gallery.

What member of the Cullen family are you?

I found this at The Danger Magnet last night. I was a little surprised by my results because the last one I did of these said I was an Esme, but I'd say the same general qualities are there. I haven't taken the time to explore much yet, but Twilight Poison seems like a really cool site.

BTW-Couldn't they have used a picture of Peter as Carlisle, rather than just a picture of Peter?

Lauren Defends Edward

Lauren has written two absolutely wonderful posts explaining her defense of Edward against the most commonly heard criticisms. There is a terrible amount of misunderstanding and just blatantly wrong ideas about who Edward is and what his relationship with Bella is really about. Lauren has really revealed a lot about herself personally and done a fantastic job of offering rebuttal to the most common grievances about Edward. I highly recommend reading these two posts. If you're Team Edward, you'll If you're Team Jacob, maybe you'll at least understand why so many others are Team Edward.

Why I will always defend Edward Part 1

Why I will always defend Edward Part 2

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Kellan Lutz Talks Trucks

I just love Kellan, he is such a sweetie! It does seem weird to hear him referred to as Kellan Lutz from 90210 instead of Twilight.

What I Want for my Birthday

I found this on Twilight Lexicon today and now I know what I want for my birthday. The Twilight Fan Trips Vampire Baseball Adventure. I've been trying to come up with what I want for my birthday this year, and this is just perfect for it! Okay, so there are lots of reasons why I can't go, first of all, the $$$. Secondly, a baby who will still be nursing then. Thirdly...oh well, the list goes on and on. However, I am a Twilighter, meaning that I can live in fiction very easily, right? So this is where I'll be going for my birthday, with Edward. Although, he's not allowed in La Push, so I suppose we'll have three days to figure out something else to do.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Twilightations Giveaway - Jack & Ella Designs

This year before Christmas I discovered the wonder that is Etsy and ordered several Twilight gifts from there. I have since made another discovery. Twilightations is a wonderful place to find homemade Twilight goodies of all kinds. They are doing some awesome giveaways right now. This is just one of them, featuring Jack and Ella Designs. They have some of the most beautiful items. These were my favorites.

Most of you that have ever discussed Twilight with me know that this is my all time favorite, makes me swoon every time, quote. So of course I loved this one.
And how wonderful is this! It's funny, I never paid that much attention to this quote until I started trying to talk hubby into reading the books.
And another swoon worthy quote
Cruise over to Twilightations and find out how to enter. You can also get there by clicking the button in my sidebar. And of course, check out all the one wonderful, beautiful items available at Jack & Ella Designs.

Twilight Cake Contest

Now this is a contest I can get excited about. I am looking forward to this challenge. His Golden Eyes is having a Twilight Cake Contest with prizes from their store ranging from any item to a sticker or button. If any of you enter, I'd love to see your entries once the contest is complete. Email them to me and I'll do a post of reader entries. The contest entry deadline is February 28. Best of luck!

Asking for your help

You may notice two buttons in my sidebar now for Top Twilight Blogs and Twilight Top Sites. I know from my site meter that I have a lot more hits each day than the number of comments and followers reflect. I'm thrilled to have readers, even if you don't want to comment or follow me. I would really appreciate it though if you'd take a moment to click on those buttons to vote for me and rate my site. It would also be great if you linked to me on your blog. I have a friend making a new banner for me and as soon as that's done, I'll have a button for you.

As the site grows I'd love to do some contests and giveaways and who knows what else! If you have suggestions, I'd love to hear from you. Let me know what you want to see on the site. I thank you for your help and support. This blog brings me a lot of joy and stress relief...LOL

Monday, January 26, 2009

Edward and Renesmee

I found this image posted at TwiCrack Addict this morning. It's a manipulation, bu it's still breathtaking. I've always had trouble picturing Edward with Renesmee and this helps a lot. Can't you just imagine this as occurring while Bella is being changed? Edward by her bedside, trying to comprehend all that's happening? Ah, nothing like a man holding a new baby.

Taylor Cartoonized

I really don't know what to say on this one. Why does Jacob get red lips and Edward have black? The mouth on this one is too small, I think. At least it looks like a different face shape this time. Okay, guess I had more to say than I thought. What's your opinion? You can see all of them at Cartoonize The World.

Rob makes me smile

I saw this on TwiCrack Addict and just had to post it here. It's from the Rome press tour. I can't believe I'd never seen this before. The smile on my face every time he says "Because she loves me" is definitely ear to ear.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Taylor in J-14

Thanks to Confessions of a TwiCrack Addict, I came across these great photos from Taylor's latest shoot with J-14 magazine. Wow, he is going to do such a great job as Jacob!

These are just a few of may favorites. You can view the rest of the photos at Lion and Lamb Love here.

Spotlight on Chris Weitz

Chris Weitz made major headlines when he was named as the director for New Moon, but we haven't heard much about him since. The Danger Magnet has featured him in a post that I highly recommend reading. I am in complete agreement with her as I was truly wary of the director change in the beginning but I have warmed up. The decision to retain Taylor Lautner as Jacob has also won him major points with me.

I've won an award!

The Danger Magnet has given Eyes of Amber it's very first blogging award! I was surprised to be listed among the likes of Lauren's Bite and Confessions of a TwiCrack Addict.

Thanks so much to Ana Cristina for the glowing review, you are awesome! It's an even bigger honor coming from a great writer/blogger like you!