February 9th, 2010

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Twilight To Be Taught in Cambridge Literature Class

Soon, students at Cambridge University will be getting a new supplement to their educations: books from Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series.
According to BBC News, a newly-opened Cambridge center for the study of children’s literature (they call it a “centre,” naturally) will cover, among other things, Twilight, the Harry Potter series, and video games as works of literature.
In an interview, the soon-to-be director of the center/centre dismissed suggestions that Twilight and other contemporary series are “trash,” and even said that academics had something to learn about the ethical development of young people from children’s series and video games:

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Professor Maria Nikolajeva, who will be the centre’s first director, said it was important to get an understanding of what was influencing young people.
She said: “It’s easy to say that these things are just kids’ fashions or that they’re trash, but I don’t believe that’s good enough.
“If what we regard as trash is popular with young people, we need to know why and whether, as researchers and teachers, we can offer them something that addresses the same needs but also deals with these themes in a critical and ethical way.”
She added many trainee teachers did not understand the significance of the latest children’s books or films when they went into the classroom.
“Studying this can help us deal with questions which are important not only for the children themselves, but for adults as well,” she added.

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'New Moon' Panel Unveils CGI Tricks

From thecrimson.com:

Many fans of the popular "Twilight" saga and its film franchise would like to maintain the illusion that the Cullens´ sparkling diamond-like skin is merely an unfortunate sun-induced vampire affliction, or that Taylor Lautner´s transformation into a werewolf in the film version of "New Moon" is a manifestation of a Quilete tribe member´s coming-of-age in a troubled, vampire-ridden world.

However, the mystical, supernatural feats depicted in the grossly popular "Twilight" movies, based on Stephanie Meyer´s novels, can be attributed to one equation that is applied each time a digital effect is added to a film:

O = A x M + B x (1 x M)

Or in other words, the over-composite image-the final cohesive shot one sees-is equal to a combination of two or more constituent images-digital and film stills-layered together.

On Wednesday, Eric Pascarelli, visual effects supervisor of Prime Focus VFX, and Matt Jacobs, visual effects supervisor of Tippet Studio, teamed up at the Museum of Science to deliver "Conjuring New Moon," an explanation of the CGI effects responsible for Edward´s shimmering skin, Bella´s lovesick hallucinations, and the Quilete tribe´s werewolf transformations in the popular second film installment.

Pascarelli first explained the techno-genius behind "The Diamond Guy Effect," the studio´s name for the glitter effect applied to Edward when he steps into sunlight. Pascarelli showed a video clip of Edward (Robert Pattinson), wracked with teenage angst, unbuttoned shirt framing his subtly painted abs. Over the sounds of screaming, excited fans mooning over Edward at the shooting, Pascarelli addressed the audience-a motley crew of middle-aged women and nerdy computer science high school students: "We based the glittering of his skin off of Thrassos marble," Pascarelli said, as he replayed the clip of Edward´s shimmering, Greek-god like abs over, and over, and over again.
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Burning the Edges - Chapter 34

Title: Burning The Edges
Author: gangsterdorothy
Characters/Pairing: All canon pairings.
Rating: M
Category: General
Spoilers: None
Summary:Bella is an anti-social pyro with a colorful personality. However, she soon begins to make friends, face enemies, learn what her family means, and finds out some things she never knew she was missing in her life. AH, AU, OOC mostly for Bella.

A/N: Bella's character in the beginning chapters is a little harsh, but only because she is so withdrawn. She does lighten up after that.

First Chapter / Latest Chapter

(His fingers traced up and down my upper arm, leaving trails of warmth in its path. “It is, but it’s worth getting the fuck out of here for.”

I snickered.

“What?” Edward smiled, his eye brows scrunching in bemusement.

“It’s always adorable when you curse.” My finger traced some of the icing off of a cupcake.

You Were Mine All Along 6/30

Title: You Were Mine All Along 
Author: xtalleenx (ThexInvisiblexGirl on ff.net)
Chapter: 6/30 - Edward's POV
Pairing: Edward/Bella
Rating: T
Summary: AU/AH. 3 years after If You Were Mine: Things between Edward and Bella can't get more perfect. But what happens when Bella gets the chance of a lifetime, and must choose between her love and her career? 

** Make sure to read If You Were Mine first - find it here

 Chapter One  |  Chapter Six

Chapter preview:

I halted in front of the bathroom. The door wasn't shut all the way, which was odd. "Bella?" I knocked lightly on the door; it creaked open. I took an instinctive step back when a cloud of steam spilt into the hallway. What the hell?

I squinted into the room. There was a huddled figure in the bathtub. I didn't wait for the steam to evaporate so I could have a better look. I rushed into the room, heart racing with panic. "Bella?"

** banner under the cut - huge thankyou to mizra ! 



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love vigilantes update

Love Vigilantes

Character(s): Edward & Bella

Chapter 3: He Lays in the Reins

Genre(s): General/Romance
Rating: Rated: M
Summary: As punishment for his reckless ways, Edward's parents send him from
his home in Chicago to live with his uncle in Forks. Slightly OOC

Prologue            Chapter 1: Dearest Forsaken        Chapter 2: Sacred Vision
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Story Update: Not Without You

Title: Not Without You
Chapter 35: Keys
Author: keeks_two
Rating: M for language and lemonade
Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer owns Twilight
Summary: Sequel to The Path We Chose. The continuation of the love and relationship of Edward and Bella, two self-aware teenagers who are forced to grow up quickly. Together they battle problems and find their inner strength. No love triangles. All canon couples: E/B, A/J, R/Em. Renee is the most OOC. Fluffy beginning, drama ensues, no dark themes. AH AU OOC

Not Without You
Chapter 34: Clear Chapter 35: Keys
The Path We Chose

Twilighted forum discussion thread set up by myimm0rtal:
The Path We Chose is now available at Twilighted

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