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...and it was pretty much what I expected, everything a Breaking Dawn movie had to be and could not help but be, etc. Given that 1) the book is what it is and 2) the filmmakers have always been under order to be scrupulously faithful to it, it's... it just is, okay? It is a filmed experience of the book, which says pretty much everything you need to know about it. Also, maybe I just feel such monumental pity for the kid that I didn't even think Taylor Lautner was bad. The imprinting itself was somehow as tasteful as Melissa Rosenberg could think to write it, and my audience was, as Twilight audiences in Birmingham have always somehow been, worshipfully quiet, so I didn't get the enjoyment of listening to the entire theater freak out. The closest they got was some knowing "Ohhhhh, here we go"-type laughter right as Jacob approached the baby. They didn't even have an audible reaction to the vampire caesarean.

Also, stay for an extra scene in the middle of the credits, because Aro is my spirit guide.

@cleolinda: All right. Time to chagrin my dazzle. Pray for me. #leavingthehouseomg #breakingdawn #sparklemas

@ladonnapietra: @cleolinda And yea, though you walk through the valley of the reflection of sparkles...

@particle_person: @cleolinda Best wishes! May you not see anything unseeable or hear the unhearable!

@cleolinda: Oh, I've seen leaked stuff. It's too late for that.

@particle_person: I meant the audience, actually. ;-)

@cleolinda: HAAAAAAAA

@cleolinda: Well, my purse and I got the front row, at least.

Well, my purse and I got the front row, at least. on Twitpic

@cleolinda: (I will not be live tweeting. The lights haven't even gone down yet, we've got a few minutes to kill.)

@cleolinda: Wtf? RT @alierakieron: My SiL had someone faint on top of her at last night's show. Usher said it was the second one of the night.


@cleolinda: Well, that happened. You guys, I think I can do this. #thatofwhichwedonotspeak #breakingdawn #sparklemas

So I'm going to be writing as fast as I can for the next couple of days, because I think I can do this, possibly, in a semi-timely fashion--I basically sat there thinking a Fifteen Minutes the whole time, although, fuck my life, I forgot to bring any paper for notes. Well, I may be seeing it again tomorrow, so. I have thought of--I won't say a "gimmick," exactly, but a unifying, running joke, like the Viking saga in Eclipse, that will probably help me through a lot of it. You don't have to have one, but it helps you approach a scene you get stuck on from a different perspective. AND GOD KNOWS I WILL NEED IT.

Jesus, my head hurts.


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That was I who posted the Hitler/BD/Downfall parody! I found that the other day, loved it.

And I pretty much share your/Cleo's take on Twilight. I hadn't even heard of the series before I saw the ads for it in 2008 and it didn't register even then. What make it stick was when I went to Italy in spring of '09 and the inflight movie was Twilight. I remember dozing off during their school/getting-to-know-you scenes and then waking up when he's telling her she's his particular brand of heroin. In my blurry, barely-awake state I remember thinking "so THAT'S why all the teenyboppers love it so much." Because that? would be addictive for a young girl to hear.

But at the same time I also think girls shouldn't read it at all because it DOES romanticize stalking. My take is that it's ideally suited for your inner teenage girl--i.e., for women. But I don't think I would let a daughter of mine read it without supervision! And I do love some of the other characters--Jake and Leah, especially.

I will check it out Mark's new site more--last night I noticed he's stalled on re-reading HP :( I've never read any of the other stuff on his list, but everyone seems so high on The Hunger Games, I may give that a whirl. I'll give you a wave when I see you there!

he is currently reading lord of the rings

and you definitely, definitely, definitely need to read his "The book thief" reviews. i found them all so movie and I love the book

(unless you're sensitive to holocaust/nazi germany stories- also the book is a tearjerker)

his reviews of American gods were good too.

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