Saturday, April 3, 2010

"I didn't get a chance to introduce myself..."

Hi, my name is RaShell, aka Doodlage and TwiMom, and I'm a Twiaddict (aren't we all?).
Funny, how these 4 thick black books have the power over so many usually "normal" people to enthrall, to entertain, to divide and to conquer? Do you even remember "the life before Twilight"? I wasn't kidding about the addict part, btw. My highly addictive personality requires a regular dose of whatever I'm currently attached to. So far, I'm on the longest streak, and the name for it is Twilight.
From rushing through all four books, to re-reading them (a few times) shortly after, watching the movies, reading the blogs (this one included) and finally catching the fanfic bug, more than a year later, my Twi-OCD is still a big part of my life. I did find a creative outlet for my vamp-fascination on Etsy and that helps a lot.

So, what else do you need to know about me? Let's see... I'm about 2 times older than Bella, a graphic designer by day, artist by night and wife+mom+daughter 24/7. I'm good at putting together long bulleted lists of things I like. I'm a harsh critic but also a fierce defender of the things I care about. I draw, scan and color. I have a dry (and some say - witty) sense of humor and low tolerance for lack of basic spelling skills. At the same time, English is not my first language (more like 3rd or 4th, actually) so you'll have to suffer my horrible punctuation and strange linguistic twists. I solemnly swear to restrain myself from overusing smiley faces and Ellipsis to express my emotions. ;) starting... NOW!

That said, it is my absolute pleasure and honor to be a guest-blogger, here on the Eyes of Amber. I will try to post every Saturday and hope that we'll have some fun together!

Twilight Easter egg

One of our twitter followers sent me a pic of this awesome Easter egg that they made!

Thanks to @AlysonMoss, that's very cool! So guys, are you incorporating any Twilight into your Easter celebrations? We'd love to hear about it!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Furry Friday: Alex Meraz on Breaking Dawn

With Eclipse right around the corner, Breaking Dawn seems to also be a hot topic for twilight fans everywhere. Speculation about how Summit will handle the final installment of the Twilight Saga seems to be creating more than a little conversation. Today, caught Alex Meraz on the red carpet for Clash of the Titans. When asked about Breaking Dawn, Alex said, "It’s one book, but they’re broken up into two sections, right? So there’s so much, I think having it in one film wouldn’t do it justice. I think two movies would be the best. Hopefully they do that. It’d be better. And why not let it live on longer, you know?”

So, I could stand to watch the wolf boys for a few more hours. What about you?

Kristen is one of the Top Ten actresses under 30!

Kristen has been named number 8 in the top ten actresses under 30 in Hollywood by She was praised for her defining role in Twilight and New Moon and her performances in 'The Panic Room', 'Speak' (awesome movie), 'Adventureland' and 'The Runaways'. 

She is joined on the list by some great other actresses including Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Emily Blunt and Michelle Williams.  Anne Hathaway tops the list.


Robert Pattinson - Time's 100 most influential person?

Time magazine has this years nominees for their annual 'Top 100 most influential people' and Rob is one of the nominees!

Says Time 'The Twilight saga has been a boon for the British heartthrob, who plays sparkly, sexy vampire Edward Cullen in the hit franchise. The third installment, Eclipse, comes out this summer, ensuring that Pattinson's face — however pale — will be omnipresent.'

No Kristen on the list sadly but Taylor Swift is on there.

You can vote for  Rob on the site HERE.

Support 'Remember Me and 'The Runaways'

You may have heard by now that 'The Runaways' wide release and distribution in the US has sadly been scaled back considerably. It is now more important than ever to get out there and support 'The Runaways' and 'Remember Me'.

'Remember Me' releases today in the UK, full release dates HERE

'The Runaways' extends it's release in the US today and next weekend, full release dates HERE

You can purchase tickets for both movies in the US HERE

Eclipse Movie Companion Cover

This has been a great week for Eclipse reveals and another one has been added to the list. The Eclipse Movie companion book cover has finally been revealed! For those who want to remain spoiler free skip this but those who want to see more...

Eclipse Quote of the Day #90

"Did you seriously just stamp your foot? I thought girls only did that on TV." — Jacob

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Eclipse Discussion - Chapter 16. Epoch

A note from Kerry:  The rest of the Eclipse Discussions will be contributed by a series of guest posters, with one or two special appearances from Amber. Thank you everyone who has taken over this project for me! Chapter 16 is brought to us by our good friend Heather. Take it away, Heather!

Chapter 16 – Epoch

I want to thank Amber for asking me to contribute to the awesome Eclipse discussion that you all have been having.  I hope that I do an okay job!  Without further ado, let’s get into this puppy.
Chapter 16 finds Bella obsessing over what to wear to her high school graduation…doesn’t sound very Bella-like does it?  Of course she would have worn her red blouse, but it had been kidnapped.  And as usual Alice is the fashion maven to the rescue.  Bella and Alice chat about how awful it must be for Alice to feel *gasp* normal because of the holes in her “sight.”  Let’s say it all together people, “Poor Alice!”  But when Alice puts her stress over not being able to see the thieving vampire and the situation in Seattle together in one sentence, something clicks in Bella’s head…it’s all related.  The person who is forming the newborn vampire army in Seattle is the same person who took Bella’s scent…so that others could find her.  The obvious reaction at the realization is fear, right?  Well, this is Bella we are speaking about; instead she feels relief.  No one is coming to exterminate the Cullens…just her.  As a side note, someone needs to remind Bella to be scared for her own life, she is mortal after all.

Bella dresses in her new Alice-approved outfit and meets Charlie and Edward downstairs to ride to the graduation.  Edward can tell that something is bothering Bella, but all she admits to is being nervous.  Charlie also picks up on her mood, but figures that her graduation party is just the thing to perk her up.  Edward and Bella take their places in line for graduation, and now Jessica is her best friend again…don’t you just love Jessica?  She waxes poetic about their fairytale friendship that has spanned the recesses of time…all of two years, heh.  The rest of the ceremony is a blur, like everything is in fast-forward.  Bella vaguely remembers hearing cheering from Charlie and Jacob when her name is called.

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Searching the crowd for her friends, Edward walks up and grabs Bella from behind and whispers his congratulations.  Um, this is way sexier in my head I think than it is on paper.  Anyway, Bella admits to know what Alice is hiding from Edward and then decides to tell him what she has figured out about the connection between the thief and the army in Seattle.  Obviously this realization doesn’t make Edward too pleased and he bites Charlie’s head off when he asks to join them for dinner…very unEdward-like.

Bella and Charlie suffer through/enjoy an elongated celebratory dinner at The Lodge before the graduation party.  While Charlie is paying the bill, Bella waits outside at the cruiser and Edward  appears.  He’s been watching her the entire time and kisses her…*sigh*…he vows to follow them to his house.  Creeper much? 

My favorite part of this chapter is the conversation between Charlie and Bella about her coming to live with him…and how he should have taught her how to throw a proper punch.  He tells her to punch Jacob in the gut next time.  Next time?
    “Yeah.  The right thing isn’t always real obvious.  Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else.  So…good luck figuring that out.”
I think that this quote fits so many situations in this story, not just the Bella+Jacob+Edward love triangle.  Charlie is just so wise.  And of course upon pulling up to the Cullen home they are greeted by 3 miles of beautiful twinkling lights.  Oh that Alice!
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This chapter was important because it finally brings together the idea that the person who snuck into Bella’s room was the same person creating the newborn vampire army in Seattle.  The rest was kind of filler to get us to the party.  The graduation is not memorable in Bella’s mind, probably because she is viewing it as an ending to so many things.  The title of this chapter kind of stumped me.  When you think of an epoch you think of a moment in time that symbolizes the origin of an era of time.  Perhaps the graduation really isn’t an ending as Bella sees it.  Maybe it is the beginning of something that will go on for an eternity…oh Stephenie you are so sneaky!  What are your thoughts?

Eclipse Quote of the Day #91

"This hostage stuff is fun." — Alice

Anna Kendrick is one of the 'Beautiful People'

Anna Kendrick has been named one of 'Paper' Magazines 'Beautiful People'.  She talks about her nerves at learning of her oscar nomination and says that she likes difficult roles .  Of her upcoming films 'Scott Pilgrim Vs the World' and 'I'm with cancer' she says that she hopes to continue in challenging parts. “But Meryl Streep was in Stuck on You, so no one’s career is perfect.”

You can read the rest of the brief interview HERE


Chaske Spencer signs on for 'Shouting Secrets'

Chaske Spencer, Sam Uley in the Twilight Saga, has signed on to star in a new movie, 'Shouting Secrets'. Chaske will play the lead character Wesley, a successful writer in LA who returns to his hometown after too many years to visit his ill mother.

The role resonates for Chaske who grew up on the reservations in Idaho and Montana before pursuing his acting dream. Most recently Chaske has been campaigning to assist snowstorm disaster victims from South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux tribe. You can find out more about this cause HERE.

Filming on the movie will begin in Arizona on April 26th and you can find out more HERE. Congratulations to Chaske!


'Remember Me' has a DVD release date

'Remember Me' has a US DVD release date already! has noted that the DVD will be released in the US on June 22nd. Unfortunately we have no other regions release information but as soon as we do we will post them here. 

This is a surprisingly fast turnaround on DVD release given that the movie still hasn't opened in the UK as of yet.  Box Office Mojo has the total Box office figures for 'Remember Me' so far and the movie saw a +8% on Tuesday to put it's overall take at $17,467,620 overall.

Remember to get out there and support the movie tomorrow when it is released in the UK! 

You can pre-order the DVD in the US HERE and Blu Ray HERE
You can be notified of the UK release HERE

Thanks for the heads up to ROBsessed!

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #92

"There's something... strange about the way you two are together... The way he watches you—it's so... protective. Like he's about to throw himself in front of a bullet to save you or something." — Renee

Eclipse Discussion Chapter 15 - Wager

Tomorrow we will be getting back in the swing of things with the chapter discussions. Here is the Lexicon summary for chapter 15 which should have posted last Thursday. Tune in tomorrow to see who our first guest blogger is!
Jacob waits for Bella to respond to his declaration of love, but she can’t think of anything to say.  She stutters and tries to leave, but Jacob pulls her back attempting to explain that he knows how she’s feeling.  He asks her point blank if she wants him to go away and never see her again.  Bella admits that she wouldn’t want that.  She says she misses Jacob when he’s not around, but only when he’s happy.  She goes on to say it’s because he’s like family, and that she only loves him… and is not in love with him.
Jacob is pleased enough by this, and says he’ll “stick around.”  Bella feels uncomfortable, especially when Jacob affectionately touches and caresses her.  She asks him to behave himself, but Jacob replies that she’ll have to take him or leave him the way he is, since he will not change his behavior claiming Edward is no longer her whole life.  He wants Bella to understand that Edward isn’t her only choice.  Jacob suddenly turns serious, taking Bella’s chin in his hand.  He tells her he’s not going to stop fighting until her heart stops beating.  Bella remarks that her time as a human is limited, which causes Jacob to become yet even more serious. He declares this is only more motivation for him to fight, “fight harder now, while I can.” 
Jacob kisses her angrily and aggressively, and Bella fights back without success.  After realizing that her efforts are useless, she shuts herself down and stands still as a statue, hoping this will finally stop him.  And it works.  He pulls away, smiles and shuts his eyes, and after answering Bella that he is indeed finished, she punches him in the mouth as hard as possible, injuring her hand in the process.  Once he realizes what’s happened, Jacob tries to soothe her but she yells at him to get away saying she’s leaving at once. 
Jacob stays calm, offering her a ride home.  She refuses and thinks to herself that if she can just get to the treaty line Alice will be able to “see” her and send Edward to pick her up.  Jacob insists on driving her, and she finally accepts. 

New Eclipse book covers

The new Eclipse tie in book covers have been released, if you want to stay spoiler free don't look after the jump!

Alex Meraz stars in new Op Campaign!

Alex Meraz is one of the new stars of the Walmart 'Op' clothing line campaign. He stars alongside Jessica Szohr of the CW’s Gossip Girl, R&B singer Cassie, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith of the Fox hit show Glee and Trevor Donovan of the CW’s 90210.

You can see all the pictures HERE

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Eclipse Stills!

Summit Entertainment has released three new eclipse stills they are after the jump!

Eclipse Quote of the Day #93

"Edward's only human, Bella. He's going to react like any other boy." — Angela

An American Girl on the move?

It sounds like the James Wood's movie 'An American Girl' that Kristen has been attached to for some months may have legs. WGRZ-TV reports that Buffalo recently hosted Wood's as he scouted for locations for the movie.

This movie honors all people who stand in harm’s way for others,” said Woods. “It is a message not told often enough in this industry, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

It is hoped that shooting will start in the summer giving Kristen enough time to wrap before any Breaking Dawn filming would begin. I for one hope this project has legs!


The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

Stephenie Meyer has announced a new novel and it will involve some of the vampires from the Twilight Saga: Eclipse! 'The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner' will be an expansion of Bree's newborn story from Eclipse. During the filming of Eclipse Xavier, Bryce and Jodelle all got to read the book to understand more of the newborn story.

Even more excitingly the book will be available for FREE at from June 7th to July 5th allowing readers to enjoy some extra information on Bree's story prior to the movie release. The book will also be available to purchase in stores to add to your Twilight collection with $1 of every sale going to the American Red Cross. You can pre-order at Amazon here.

For more information and to read the full press release visit


Monday, March 29, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #94

"Would you like to hear my story, Bella? It doesn't have a happy ending—but which of ours does? If we had happy endings, we'd all be under gravestones now." — Rosalie

Keep Supporting 'Remember Me' and 'The Runaways'

'Remember Me' opens in five new territories this week including the UK, Lithuania, Finland, the Netherlands and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It then expands to the rest of Europe on April 7th, 8th and 9th. Box Office Mojo has the 'Remember Me' overall box office at $17,036,782.

'The Runaways' expands it's limited release on 9th April to the rest of the US. Box Office Mojo has their overall box office at $1,580,559.

Keep supporting both of these great movies and of course Rob, Kristen and Dakota!


Pic of Stephnie Meyer on the Volturi set

`Not sure where they found this picture, because I don't speak Spanish, but this was just too cool!
Thanks to Twilight Braz.
**Update** Eimear has pointed out to me that this pic is from Melissa Rosenburg's facebook page here.

Kellan cast as Poseidon

In case you missed it Kellan has been cast as Poseidon in the upcoming 'War of the God's' to be directed by Tarsem Singh. Production is expected to start next month and the movie will also star Henry Cavill ('The Tudors'), Frieda Pinto ('Slumdog Millionaire') and Mickey Rourke ('The Wrestler' and also in the upcoming 'Iron Man 2').

Congratulations Kellan!


MTV Movie Awards Voting begins today!

It's that time of year again, voting for the 2010 MTV movie awards begins today. Voting will be HERE and begins at 12pm EDT.

Categories include Best Movie, Best Villain, and Best Male and Female Performance as well as three new categories including a Global Superstar category. Twilight was nominated for seven awards last year and Kristen, Rob and the team ended up hauling home five, lets help them beat that record for this year with New Moon.

It's time to get voting!


Spice Girl connection for Bel Ami?!

Did you know that there is a Spice Girl's connection to Rob's new movie 'Bel Ami', the adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant's novel of the same name. The movie is being produced by Simon Fuller's XIX company. Fuller managed the Spice Girls throughout their career.

On a related note 'Bel Ami' production moved to Budapest this weekend. Rob and co will be filming some exterior scenes there on sets and streets dressed to look like 1890's Paris.

Link to Budapest pictures HERE for those who want to remain spoiler free :)

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Peter Facinelli supports Alex's Lemonade Stand

The great Peter Facinelli once again took time out of his weekend to appear on behalf of Alex's Lemonade Stand a charity that supports children with cancer. He appeared at Poughkeepsie Galleria to sign autographs for thousands of fans. It is another in a series of appearances he has made to raise awareness of the organization.

You can find out more on Alex's Lemonade Stand HERE


Jackson interested in directing?

Jackson Rathbone has done a great interview with in which he talks about Eclipse, The last Airbender and Dread. He also talks about the music video he directed for the Spencer Bell song 'Beautiful, More so' and about his love of directing and wanting to move into feature directing in the future.

On Eclipse he talks about Jasper's character development and how much fun he has had developing Jasper's character over the past two movies to Eclipse. It is a great interview and it sounds like Jackson has his plate full with all of his projects.

Remember after 'Eclipse' on June 30th you can catch Jackson in 'The Last Air Bender' on July 2nd.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day - 96 & 95

"I'll never forgive myself for leaving you. Not if I live a hundred thousand years." - Edward

"I'm really glad Edward didn't kill you. Everything's so much more fun with you around." - Emmett

Taylor wins big at KCA!

Taylor Lautner won big at the Kid's Choice Awards last night in LA. Taylor was honored as the 'Favorite Movie Actor' and he also won the 'Cutest couple' award alongside Kristen. Taylor admitted that he had always 'dreamed of winning' one of the orange blimps. Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone also made an appearance on the orange carpet in support of their Twilight pals.

Congratulations to Taylor and Kristen.


Jacskon after he was slimed...thanks to Twi-fecta for the pic. (Twi-fecta is for 18+)