June 13th, 2010

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Fanfic Update - Unattainable Perfection

Title: Unattainable Perfection (Chapter 19 - Enter the Cougar)
Author: [info]island_surfer13 / island-surfer (on FF.net)
Rating: M
Category: Romance/Drama
Pairing: mainly Edward/Bella with Alice/Jasper and Rosalie/Emmett
Spoilers/Warnings: AU All-Human
Summary: He saved her from a dark fate in an alley and fell for her. She loved him as well, but found herself in an arranged marriage to please her family. How can they be together? M for future lemons

Story at: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5009174/1/
Newest Chapter at: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5009174/21/

Chapter Summary:
Bella introduces Edward to her family and has some amusing interactions with her grandmother.
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Exclusive: 'Eclipse' Producer Wyck Godfrey on 3D, 'Breaking Dawn,' and More

Why was David Slade the right choice to direct Eclipse?

Honestly, I loved Hard Candy. Ever since I saw that movie I was sending him everything I had. I loved the performances he got from Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page, I loved the filmmaking and the way he kept one small house, and many times one small room, alive and tense and exciting for an entire movie. And then, I saw 30 Days of Night and liked the genre elements of that, and how he had a real vision for how he wanted that world to look. That was kind of the perfect combination: his ability to tell a story and elicit amazing performances in Hard Candy, and to create a world in 30 Days of Night, which were sort of the combined qualities we were looking for in a director. So, coming off of Chris [Weitz], who is a really classic filmmaker and creates beautiful imagery, but very romantic imagery, we wanted to go in a little bit of a different direction and create something that had a little bit more anxiety and edge to it, as Bella really struggled with her choices, between Jacob and Edward, between becoming a vampire and staying human… we thought [David's] style would bring a lot to all of that stuff.

Along those lines, what makes Bill Condon right for Breaking Dawn?

The themes and the story of Breaking Dawn are very mature; Bella and Edward are going through very adult things, from marriage to childbirth, motherhood, parenthood, and the evolution of their relationship into something that is a partnership, which is not the way Edward has viewed this relationship with her before. Bill's a very mature filmmaker; he's dealt with very difficult themes and stories in his career. He's also gotten Academy Award nominations for actors in the last three films that he's done.  And from a performance standpoint, Kristen's going to be diving into stuff that she hasn't been through. It's one thing that she can remember first love and falling in love and being torn between two guys, probably, but the idea of dealing with some of these issues and having a filmmaker that can really help them as actors was vital to Breaking Dawn. Also, the visual nature of Dreamgirls made us feel like he could create something with a real scope and grandeur to it.

There's also his earlier work: Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, Sister, Sister

He's a genre guy! That's really exciting, that in some ways he'll be coming full circle and utilizing his early roots with the stuff he's been doing recently. I think that'll be fun for him.

The whole idea of balancing horror and fantasy elements with a greater love story also comes up in Eclipse, which ramps up the genre elements considerably from the first two Twilight films. Was there ever an impulse to go even darker, to tip the balance more towards horror with this installment?

I think it's not as mathematical as that. The core of the story is character based, and you have to nail that first -- that's why people love the franchise, but they also love the mythology and the genre elements of it. You want to make sure that you're tracking Bella's internal struggle along with the external conflicts of the movie, which is what's happening in Seattle, what dangers are descending upon Forks and threatening both families she loves, the wolves and the Cullens. I think that's something that we, Melissa Rosenberg, and Stephenie Meyer worked very hard on in the treatment stage and at the script stage to feel like we had a screenplay that represented both sides of that story.
The production notes quote you talking about the Eclipse production as a sort of summer camp, not without "the squabbles that families have." Can you elaborate on that?

This is the first kind of true series I've been involved in, but usually you become a really tight knit family over the course of making a movie, and then you never see each other again, and that reminded me of summer camp as a kid, where I'd make these intense friendships and wouldn't see some people ever again, and some people until the following summer. On Eclipse, having done two films together we all know each other really well; we know each others' instincts, who's in a good mood in the morning and who's in a bad mood [laughs], but with that comes the ability to communicate more openly about things that you're really pissed off about or things you want. You get that sense that we're all back together, we're all diving into it, but it is like a family in that you'll have those moments where you're not getting along. The good news is that you know, even out of that, you can sort of be back together afterwards and re-bond in different ways.

On the first film, when you're first getting to know people, you're guarded in a way that you're not when you've known someone for two years. You're guarded in that you may not say something you want to say to someone for fear of their repercussions, and now it's just like, 'You know what, you really pissed me off when you did that!' And you just get through it.

Eclipse, very importantly, features a speech by Bella in which she asserts her confidence and her newfound maturity. Was that a response in any way to criticisms of Bella's passiveness in the first two films?

No, I think it was a response to her journey in this movie, where you felt like if she starts the movie with the decision 'I'm going to become a vampire, this is what I want,' and you take her through a series of conflicts and obstacles that force her to call that choice into question, at the end of it she needs to have come to a place where she not only goes, 'Okay, I'm going to become a vampire' but also that she has a heightened understanding of what that means. We all felt that we needed to articulate that and make it clear, not only to Edward, but also to the audience.


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'Twilight' Stars Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Chat about Marriage & Awkward Kisses

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Chills, thrills, and of course, romance! 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' promises excitement galore, and ET is with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner as they dish about their views on marriage and sharing onscreen smooches.

In the film, Bella (Stewart) continues her quest to evade vampire Victoria (played in 'Eclipse' by Bryce Dallas Howard), who is bent on vengeance after Edward (Pattinson) killed her main squeeze James in the first 'Twilight.' Bella is also confronted with a choice -- does she want to spend eternity with vampire Edward, or will she choose a human life with werewolf Jacob (Lautner)?

In the beginning of 'Eclipse,' Edward has just proposed to Bella and is waiting on her answer. Stewart comments on her personal feelings toward marriage, telling ET, "It's kind of sad that people cringe at the word marriage but it's totally common. It is just our generation. ... Maybe if you're in the right place, it could be the right thing for you."

Stewart has a few kissing scenes in the sequel with both Pattinson and Lautner. "Whenever there's a kiss, there's always an awkwardness in the scene," Pattinson says of the smooches. "I guess it's not so nerve racking anymore."

The actress adds, "Kisses in movies tend to be a little awkward because you have to show the camera that you're kissing and typically if you just do it naturally, it's the back of your head."

Lautner also had some awkward moments on set, telling ET, "It is uncomfortable sometimes mainly because I'm the only person on the entire set without a shirt."

Source via kstewartnews

Across the Universes, Update Chapter 11

Title: Across the Universes
Author: FantasyMother
Characters/Pairing: Bella/Edward
Rating: M
Category: Fantasy/Supernatural

Summary: Not all is as it seems when Edward finds an old journal that can bridge the gap between universes. Things become even stranger when the reality of one universe starts to bleed into the other. AU, B & E Rated M for Lemons. Citrus in the multiverse.


Book Bella, Edward, Jacob or Movie Bella, Edward, Jacob?

(Sorry guys, had to reupload this because I couldn't edit the poll when I made a stupid mistake!)

We all know that in the Twilight Saga movies, the characters being portrayed in the movie are reflecting the ones in the books. I was thinking about how different book Bella is from movie Bella and book Edward is from movie Edward as well as book Jacob is from movie Jacob. And though some people may think that the differences are bad, some of the differences can be good.

So I want to know...
  • What do you like about movie Bella/Edward/Jacob?
  • What do you dislike about movie Bella/Edward/Jacob?
  • What do you like most book Bella/Edward/Jacob?
  • What do you dislike about book Bella/Edward/Jacob?
  • What are some changes they made in the characters in the movie that you enjoyed?
  • What are some changes they made in the characters in the movie that you hated?

Poll #1578129 Which Bella?

Book Bella or Movie Bella?

Book Bella.
Movie Bella.
I like both equally.
Do not like either.

Poll #1578130 Which Edward?

Book Edward or Movie Edward?

Book Edward.
Movie Edward.
I like both equally.
Do not like either.

Poll #1578131 Which Jacob?

Book Jacob or Movie Jacob?

Book Jacob.
Movie Jacob.
I like both equally.
Do not like either.


The Mail Order Bride

Chapter Update fanfic: The Mail Order Bride

New chapter from Lady Gwynedd,

Title: The Mail Order Bride

Category: Twilight

Character(s): Bella & Edward

Chapter 20 Title: Chapter 20 The Chuckwagon
Words: 3,717
Genre(s): Romance/Western
Rating: Rated: M
Summary: It's the late 1800s in the wild west. A lonely man seeks
companionship; a woman restricted by convention seeks a future. Add those
together and what do you get?

URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5885420/20/

Like a Satellite - 5/5

Title: Like a Satellite
Author: xtalleenx (ThexInvisiblexGirl on fanfiction.net)
Chapter: 5/5
Pairing: Edward/Bella, Bella's POV
Rating: T
Spoilers: Twilight, New Moon, and the beginning of Eclipse

Summary: a missing scene from Eclipse - Bella and Edward go to Jacksonville.

Disclaimer: it's all Stephenie Meyer's, including bits of dialogue I borrowed for context.

A/N: I really enjoyed writing this missing scene, and reading all your comments. Missing scenes are great fun to write, and so, if there's a scene Stephenie didn’t include in the books and you want to read more about, drop me a review and tell me which scene it is, and I'll see if I can fill in the gaps for you. There's also a new story in the making, so stay tuned for that as well. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this final part, and keep up those reviews =)

Read it on fanfiction.net:

Even hours later, literally across the state from Jacksonville, my mother's words still echoed in my mind.


Title: "Morning After Dark"
: Bella/Edward
Bella is forced by her mother to move to Forks to live with her dad. So her and her twin Jasper move there and she thinks life is going to stink. Then she meets Edward Cullen and everything suddenly changes.


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