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I liked this picture, what can I say? Obvious reasons. Take her out, insert me, happiness.

So, know that this is my initial blog post on this movie and I’ll either come back and edit, add or create a whole new blog after subsequent viewings.  I don’t think I wrote my Twilight blog for about 4 months after the movie which I had seen 20 odd times by then.  So, needless to say, I had a lot more to say then.  But we’ll go with what I feel right now and then expand as needed, okay?

So, my first initial reaction?  After I have a couple of kids with Rob I would gladly pop out a little one in honor of Chris Weitz.  Yep, he earned a child in my eyes.  Now, you don’t think this because you don’t watch football with me, but about a decade ago, when my teams were good, I used to promise players children if they would do something I appreciated.  Thankfully I was never held to said promises, because I would have a hundred or so kids by now, but you get my drift.  It’s a high honor that I bestow on the worthy.  Weitz is worthy.  He got it.

The last movie I broke down on various points so I think I’ll do that again.  It worked well for me last time.

If you didn't know, Paul is on the left. He is yummy. I approve of the shirtlessness, heartily.

The Aesthetics

  • How about that shit, Chris Weitz knows what a meadow is!  Flowers, lots of pretty multi-colored flowers surrounding our young lovers in Bella’s dream.  I’m quite glad he didn’t go with Hardwicke’s spot of grass with some dandelions stuck in it or whatever the hell that crap was.
  • Sparkling!  You could actually see the sparkles when Edward stepped into the light without the aid of high def TV that was required with the first movie.  Not to say the sparkling was magically cool, but at least it looked better.
  • Make-up.  So much better.  The vamps looked more natural, particularly Carlisle who I thought looked terrible in the first movie.
  • Hair.  Still not great, but somewhat better except in the case of Jasper.  His curly girly ‘do does not work for Jasper, at all.  Go straight and shaggy and maybe a little long and he’d be perfect.  Well, better anyway. hehe No, still not in love with Jackson Rathbone but I disliked him less this go-round.
  • Camera work.  One of the things that most drove me nuts in Twilight was that the camera work was shoddy at hell.  Take the pivotal non meadow scene where Edward is in the tree and telling Bella that he wants to eat her.  Half of those shots you’d see only part of Rob, if any of him, one shot you randomly see his body for no particular reason, other shots you have half his face…watch that scene again and tell me that’s not crappy.  I didn’t have a scene that stood out that way this time around, there was some cutting between Edward/Bella during the break up scene that I would rather have seen both their faces but it didn’t bug me.
  • Shirtlessness.  You can never really have too much male shirtlessness in a movie, at least in my book.  Did any of the wolves ever wear shirts?  Only Jacob I think.  Hilarious really.  No complaints though.  And you know I always like Rob to be undressed, so bonus points for that.

What? Like I wasn't going to use more Edward pics than anything else?

Casting

  • The newbie vamps?  No complaints whatsoever.  Aro was made of awesome, I really want him to have an expanded role in subsequent films even though he’s not even in the book Eclipse as I recall.  Damn, I have depressed myself.  Caius and Marcus, bit parts but well represented, still would prefer an older Caius but I thought the actor did a good job in limited role.  The other vamps were all good, particularly Dakota Fanning as Jane, but I love her so that was to be expected.  Felix was hot, Demetri would have been hotter with black hair but I still liked him, Alec was rather cute for a vamp, hehe.
  • The wolves?  Hello Paul.  It’s nice to meet you and your abs.  I wanted to lick him, sorry if that’s an overshare but it’s my blog and I’ll drool if I want to.  Liked the new Sam a lot.  Quil didn’t fit my image of him but liked all the rest.  Emily I expected to be prettier but she wasn’t bad.
  • Charlie Swan, again, was made of awesome.  I am rather in love with Billy Burke.  He just adds a layer to Charlie that the books did not, he’s funny and sarcastic and loving and sweet and really fatherly.  Probably too fatherly if we’re looking for being close to the book but it doesn’t matter.  He was very good, again.
  • Edward…what more can I say?  Rob is Edward in my book and I thought he nailed the tortured soul yet again.  He looked pained saying goodbye to Bella and so defeated when he thought she was dead that it took my breath away.  I didn’t cry but I came damn close.
  • Bella.  If you read my Twilight blog you know that I didn’t care for KStew’s Bella at all.  I may have used the word hate somewhere in there, it wouldn’t surprise me.  This time out?  I still don’t love her and I can still think of many other actresses I would rather be her but she was somewhat better.  I’m not sure if this is because Bella is numb for so much of the movie and that’s an emotion that KStew can actually do or if she’s learned a little.  I will say that I liked the way Bella kept pushing Jake away and felt that it was made clear that despite all the time she was spending with him, Edward was still everything to her.

    TL bulked up nicely but still doesn't entirely work for me. I do hate him less though. High praise! hehe

  • Jacob.  I was not overly happy that Taylor Lautner was returning as Jacob and though he won me over a little bit I still would rather they recast.  He’s still so damn short…in his brief scene with Rob I just felt like I was watching the child he actually is instead of the manchild he’s supposed to become.  And yes, his muscles are quite impressive, but he’s so short.  It kills me.  Beyond that, though, once he lost the wig he looked pretty good and the acting was fine.  I actually felt bad for him a time or two and anybody that knows me knows that I don’t feel bad for Jacob.  Not in the books anyway.
  • Alice.  Loved her.  I liked her in the first movie in her limited role but this time around she got a chance to shine a little and Ashley Greene took it.  She actually sounds like Alice, you know?  I loved her snark at Jacob, actually made me think of Rosalie in Breaking Dawn more than Alice but it worked.
  • Jasper.  I still don’t get the Jackson Rathbone love that I see in fandom but I will say that Jasper got to have a snarky line or two and I thought he delivered them well.  He still doesn’t look right but I liked the voice he used and enjoyed him in the voting scene because of it.
  • The rest of the Cullens?  Still can’t stand Nikki Reed as Rosalie but she might have had two lines in the movie so it’s not a deal breaker.  Loved the little Emmett we got, including a scene that reminded me of my fic Emmett and pleased me highly.  Carlisle and Esme were fine in their minimal scenes as well.

The Story

  • Very close to the book with a few deviations that worked.  This is spoilery so if you haven’t seen it yet, this is the portion of the blog you might want to skip by the way.
  • I liked that they made Victoria responsible for Harry Clearwater’s death.  That totally did not happen in the books but having her more or less frighten him to death while he was helping Charlie hunt the wolves was a pretty cool addition I thought.  Knowing that one of the wolves (Jacob?) thought they saved him adds weight down the road, should they decide to mine that, with resentment from the wolves to the vamps.
  • Loved that after the Cullens left Bella sat at their lunch table alone for the months they were gone up until Charlie threatened to send her to Jacksonville.  It was a nice touch that worked instead of the books version of her sitting with her old friends and not talking. Made a more powerful visual.
  • The humor.  Instead of B&E watching Romeo and Juliet alone at her house, having them do it in the classroom and seeing the teary reactions to the movie by Angela and much more hilariously Eric gave me a giggle.  Also, anytime you’re going to have the teacher call out Edward and have him recite some Shakespeare is made of win in my book.  Yum.
  • There were a couple quick cuts wherein we were in one place, like class, with Edward telling Bella a little about the Volturi and then all of a sudden we were at their house and he finished telling them about them.  It was alright, not too jarring but a little choppy for my taste.  Would rather he have done it all in once place.  I guess I could have put this in the few complaints I had but it didn’t take me out of the movie so I’ll leave it here.
  • The action.  SO good.  The Jacob/Paul fight scene was easily my favorite and you could almost feel the ground shaking the way it was shot.  Really good.  Also enjoyed the Volturi fight and of course the wolf/vamp hunting.  I have no complaints about the effects, that’s for sure.
  • The movie within the movie.  I enjoyed Bella’s outing with Jacob and Mike Newton.  Face Punch?  Awesome, totally want to see that cheesy ass movie. hehe
  • I did like the ending, cliffhanger or no, leaving it with Edward asking Bella to marry him if she wanted him to change her made me feel warm and happy inside!
  • Addition #1.  Major fail for me, I forgot to mention that I really LOVED the way that instead of the Bella voiceover chatting at us when Edward was gone, she was writing to Alice via email and reading it to us that way.  It felt so sad and lonely…awesome.

 

I needed more for the reunion, can't help it.

Complaints

  • I don’t have a lot to bitch about this time out, which is a nice change, but of course I do have some issues.  Most of them are Jacob/Bella related because I’m an Edward girl, what can I say?  I didn’t care for the near kiss scene because their lips were actually touching, albeit barely.  I am not supposed to endure a B&J kiss until Eclipse and that’s going to be very difficult for me, so I didn’t approve.
  • Bella telling Jacob she loves him right in front of Edward.  Um…no.  First of all, she doesn’t utter those terrible words until Eclipse.  I should know because I’m doing my fic rectifying that shit.  Yes, she did follow it up by telling him that if he asks her to choose between him and Edward there is no choice, it’s always Edward, which pleased me.  But still.  No I love you, especially when they’re so stingy with giving me those three words between E&B.
  • The Edward/Bella talk when reunited.  One of my favorite scenes in the books and one of my least favorite in the movie because it was too damn short and Bella was too quick to accept it.  No, I’m not saying that we should have been left to wonder about whether she would take Edward back, but the self-doubt was not apparent then like it was during the break up.  Her belief that he couldn’t possibly love her carries into Eclipse and it’s pretty important.  It just felt like he said sorry, I lied and I love you, always, and she was on board.  I needed more from that scene.

Wow, so I think those are all my complaints and that’s not too bad at all, really.  The first two were to be expected as a B&E fan so not a surprise.  The movie felt like it was over too quickly despite its 2:10 minute running time and I felt like walking right back into the theater and seeing it again, so pretty good endorsement huh?  I’ll be seeing it at least once more this weekend and likely twice, so I’m sure I’ll have more to say when I’m not as swept up in subsequent viewings.

I was thrilled to discover that New Moon blew away the opening night record and bought in $26 million overnight.  That’s awesome.  And for going to a 9:40 AM movie, it was pretty damn crowded this morning as well.  Mostly adults, too, though there were some kids who were clearly skipping school.  Ahhh, good times.

Anyway, I give the movie and Chris Weitz a ringing endorsement, especially when compared to Twilight.  I wish he had been in charge of that one too because I bet we would have had a much better movie, budget woes or no.  That’s neither here nor there, I guess we’ll see what David Slade can do with Eclipse.  Here’s hoping BD finally gets it’s green light and I’d be more than okay with a Weitz revisit if they decided to go there.  I’ve rambled enough for now, I’ll add more later.

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So I got a link to these fantabulous pictures of Rob as Edward that ran in the Los Angeles Times the other day.  Here is a link so you can go and admire further. Hollywood Backlot. However, because I love my readers, and because I know AGO will appreciate these as much as I do, I decided to slap a few of my faves up here now.  They deserve to be shared.  So beautiful.

There are no words.  I've made this my computer background.  I will make this the biggest pic of the bunch because I love it so.

There are no words. I've made this my computer background. I will make this the biggest pic of the bunch because I love it so.

I mean really…it should be illegal to be that gorgeous, no?

I want to be that woman, I want to be that brush.

I want to be that woman, I want to be that brush.

I really wanna touch that hair.

I really wanna touch that hair.

Something about that position and that face...I will refrain and let your imaginations run wild.

Something about that position and that face...I will refrain and let your imaginations run wild.

He looks so sad, I would hug him.

He looks so sad, I would hug him.

Love the sun cutting across part of his face, love his face.  Love the pic.

Love the sun cutting across part of his face, love his face. Love the pic.

I titled this beautiful pouty Edward when I saved it, I think it's fitting.

I titled this beautiful pouty Edward when I saved it, I think it's fitting.

So there you go, I need no excuse to post pretty pics of my pretty boys and these just required some attention.  I wasn’t waiting to disperse them in my next Twilight fanfic post, it wouldn’t work there anyway.  Though I will be sorely tempted to use that first picture in every post I do…just because!  Hope you enjoy, especially you AGO!

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There's nothing wrong with loving Uncle Jesse!

There's nothing wrong with loving Uncle Jesse!

I now take a break from my vampiric readings and writings to go back in time.  To a time of innocence, day glo clothes, when Michael Jackson was the #1 entertainer in the world and The Cosby Show was my favorite television program.  In one of my other blogs, we talked about crushes and I determined that I would one day do a blog documenting my one time heartthrobs, mainly so we could all laugh at how my tastes have dramatically changed.  It’s funny, I really had a thing for blonds back in the day and now I’m all about the dark hair with light eyes.

Look at that hair, seriously.  Mortifying.

Look at that hair, seriously. Mortifying.

My first crush that I can recall is Ricky Schroeder.  Sure, he dropped the Y when he grew up but back then he was Ricky, I remember it well.  I’m not sure if I was really into him or if I was envious of his toy train, but I did watch faithfully and even sent him a fan letter.  I really have no justification for this one.  It had to have been the train right?  RIGHT?

I had tons of these pics, Tiger Beatlike!

I had tons of these pics, Tiger Beatlike!

As I got a little older, I’d like to say my tastes got better but…well…I grew up in the 80’s.  Let’s face it, any picture I show you from that era is going to be hilarious and cheesy, that’s what the 80’s were.  So next on the list?  If you watched movies in the 80’s, you had to know The Coreys.  And everybody was a Corey girl of some sort.  You either liked Feldman or Haim.  I was a Haim lover.  What can I say, I adored The Lost Boys (shocker, vampires, even back then) and though Feldman often played the more sarcastic roles, Haim was the one I was hot for.  I don’t know which one is worse to say you liked now…I watched a few episodes of The Two Coreys and they’re both freaky and pathetic, but Feldman still has that Michael Jackson vibe even now, so I think he’s worse.  Haim just became an out of shape druggie.  What a dream!

Ha, look at that pose and those suspenders.  Totally awesome!

Ha, look at that pose and those suspenders. Totally awesome!

I also had a thing for Kirk Cameron big time.   I loved Mike Seaver on Growing Pains.  He was cute and always in trouble.  I don’t think I could actually watch Growing Pains these days but at the time I liked it.  And he broke out of my blond mold, at least, so that was something.  Maybe a progression to now?  I’m not that embarrassed by this one honestly.  I mean the hair was terrible but that was the 80’s.

George, then and now, he makes me hold my head high!

George, then and now, he makes me hold my head high!

And now we come to two who don’t remotely embarrass me, for even now I would happily fall into their arms.  Of course there was some unfortunate hair happening there as well, but still, hot.  I talk, of course, about George Clooney from The Facts of Life (which was a truly awesome show) and John Stamos from Full House.  Yes, I was hot for Uncle Jesse.  Who wasn’t?  And who didn’t love handyman George?  Both are still hot and still relevant, so they at least had longetivity on the crush list.

Yep, he was my first long haired crush.

Yep, he was my first long haired crush.

I was not immune to the charms of musicians either, though my taste there ran a bit wilder.  Of course we are to the late 80’s now and my one true love was Joe Elliott from Def Leppard.  I can’t really be embarrassed about this one.  I was such a hair band groupie and he was my number one crush.  Loved his voice, his accent and his hair.  I wasn’t fond when he went to the brown, which is against my current likes as well.  What I liked about Joe was that he actually had a shape to him, so many hair band guys were so damn skinny.

He was cute...I'm embarrassed that I listened to the band though.

He was cute...I'm embarrassed that I listened to the band though.

I had other musical crushes; Mark Slaughter, Sebastian Bach…I’m sure I’m forgetting a ton of them honestly.  They were fleeting while Joe stayed in the forefront.  I was never a Jon Bon Jovi girl though, he was pretty but never did a thing for me.  Bret Michaels either, which I am quite happy about, seeing where he ended up.

I’m certain that I am forgetting some heavy hitters but hopefully you guys will come weigh in and wake up my memory a little.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my look back at my youthful silliness and enjoyed it as I did.  The pics are what makes everything, I should have just slammed them up without commentary or attempted justifications.  Just remember, now you come here and get pics of Jensen Ackles and Robert Pattinson.  I have evolved beautifully!

Oh JD, the things you did to an impressionable young girl!

Oh JD, the things you did to an impressionable young girl!

Glaring Omission!  I knew it, I knew I was forgetting someone of grave importance in my youthful life.  My first actual “bad boy” as a matter of fact.  Oh, he could play the good guy but it was always with an edge and sarcasm and a hint of wildness.  Danger sometimes.  This is an egregious oversight on my part and I had to come back and add him to my list.  And talk about him.  For if I had a “lasting” crush, he was surely it.  I still see anything he does even though his hotness has worn off for me.  But back then?  I loathed his costars with every fiber of my being for getting to touch my man.  I fell for Christian Slater the first time I saw Pump Up The Volume and then he had me forever with Heathers.  JD!  Psychotic.  Hot.  Dangerous.  Hot.  Disturbing.  Hot.  You get where I’m going.  So I’m back to add him to my list and include one of the pictures that can still make my heart go pittypat.  Sorry to forget you Christian!  It won’t happen again!

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Okay, this is probably my last New Moon post until the movie actually comes out.  I think I said that before, but this time is for real!  Pics have leaked of the filming in Italy and I thought I’d put them here for my own personal happiness and the happiness of others.  The Edward/Bella reunion looks good!  I’m getting quite excited about a movie that is 6 months away…sigh.  But I figured my fellow Twilighters might like to see a few pictures of shirtless Rob.  If not, well, I’ll enjoy them myself!

Edward deshirting!

Edward deshirting!

Um…yes…these do please me.  What pretty abs!  The random dots on him are for the sparkle graphics, so attempt to disregard!

The abs!!!  Who knew?

The abs!!! Who knew?

You know, I’m really trying not to come off as a creepy internet stalker here, really I’m not but the boy is damn hot, I’m sorry!

Edward prepares to step into the sun.

Edward prepares to step into the sun.

I love the zombified look of determination here, it’s so how I imagine Edward looking as he prepares to step into the sunshine and get killed for it.

Reunion moment!

Reunion moment!

See, I don’t have to just show shirtless Rob.  It wasn’t my sole focus!

This doesn't happen in the book but who cares?

This doesn't happen in the book but who cares?

Yep, looks like they have them kiss right away instead of having Bella think the entire time that he doesn’t love her anymore.  This is a change I don’t really have a problem with so long as we can see a good talk between the two of them.

More of the kiss.

More of the kiss.

Yes, I am really and truly looking forward to this movie, at least I’ll have this to anticipate while I sit through the Jacob stuff.  I know, I’m ridiculous.

So there you have it…just figured that my peeps that don’t frequent all the sites I go to might like to see a little of what we have to look forward to in November.  I know ya’ll aren’t as much of a Rob freak as I am but I like the look and feel of the pictures and think that scene might turn out well.  Bella does run through the fountain to get to him and there are a few pics of her trying to push him back into the shadows as well.  Sadly none of Demetri and Felix lurking, but maybe some will turn up!

All photos from LaineyGossip.com.

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I’ve spent the last week immersed in the world of Harry Potter and 5 books in I’m finally ready to talk a little about it.  I am happy, again, to reveal that I’m not Twilight obsessed over these books but I’m quite into them and reading at a fast clip, clearly.  The books are quite well written and the imagination that went into them is almost astounding.  And intimidating.  I’ve always longed to write but never had the story, so when someone comes up with one that’s creative and captivating I’m filled with envy.  Kudos, of course, to JK Rowling for creating a wonderful world.

The first three books were good but I have to admit that once book four hit, that’s when I got more into it.  Once Voldemort assumes a real form and becomes his biggest threat, well, that’s when I get captured.  That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the first three, I just find the elevated level of danger to be more intriguing.  The fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,  is my favorite so far, I just love the Triwizard competition and since I saw the movie last weekend and was able to picture my Rob as Cedric, well I was probably even more involved.  Yes, the fangirl obsession continues!

The fifth book, Harry Potter &  the Order of the Phoenix, however, is the one that has made me the most emotional.  Now that primary emotion is anger, but I was emotional all the same.  I think, before I discuss the why of that, I should admit that I came in with a preconceived notion about Harry and Dumbledore’s relationship.  Having only seen a couple of the movies, I assumed them to be more along the lines of Merlin/King Arthur.  I thought Dumbledore would be spending all sorts of time with him and guiding him through school, but that really hasn’t happened.  They’ve spent far less time together than I imagined and in this last book their lack of communication drove me batty.  I was pissed at Harry for not going to Dumbledore with more details on his visions.  He’s a kid and I could understand the mistake but it still annoyed me.  I was even angrier at Dumbledore for avoiding Harry, not filling him on anything and sticking him with Snape for his training without explanation of that move either.  Yeah, we got all the explanation toward the end of the book but that lack of communication can be blamed for the death of Sirius and it’s on both of them as far as I’m concerned.  I was constantly mentally yelling at both characters throughout the book and quite annoyed most of the time.

Thankfully, the Weasley twins were there to diminish my anger now and then, thanks to their attacks on that evil Umbridge bitch.  I was quite thrilled when they pulled their fireworks out and made their swamp and told the woman off and flew out of school.  I adore George and Fred…well all of the Weasley’s with the exception of Percy.  Of course, Umbrage did not get enough of a comeuppance for my taste though.  I would have liked her to have disappeared into the forest forever, leaving what happened to her to my much vengeful and twisted imagination.  But no, Dumbledore got her out and she only got chased from school.  Humiliation is nice, pain and blood and possible death are much better.  Or do only the good die?

Not that I thought Sirius was all that good.  I was not overly fond of him honestly and only wanted him around for Harry’s sake.  It seemed nice for the boy to have someone else who loved him.  I know he’s a surrogate Weasley and that’s truly awesome but he had a special love for Sirius so I was sorry to see that taken away from him.  I’m also sorry that he got a glimpse of his dad’s past behavior in Snape’s office and that he, and we, found out that James Potter was a dick.  I suppose he changed with time but it does make Snape’s hatred make a little more sense.

Not that said hatred is remotely justified for a child.  Not at all.  I cannot believe the stuff Snape does to Harry and again I am mad at Dumbledore for not stepping in.  He seems to know about everything, so he should surely know what Snape does to Harry in class and how he treats him.  There is no justification for it, and I try my damndest to write it off as part of a play to make Malfoy and co think that he’s on their side, but it gets harder with each little malicious act.  I feel for Snape’s sucky past but I don’t think he has the right to torment children.  I’m hoping that the next two books feature a little more of a redemption for him, as I think he is an interesting character, but I hold out little hope.

As for the rest of the professors, I do enjoy the majority of them, particularly McGonagall and former professors Lupin and Moody (well the real one, not the imposter).  I am enjoying the rotating Defense of the Dark Arts teacher thing, especially now that the students took it into their own hands and decided to have Harry teach them the spells he’s used on Voldemort.  It was nice to see Harry get some recognition for what he’s done from some of his classmates.

For that is the other thing that’s driven me batty.  I said to Tripp, does he ever get to go to school and start of the school year in a good place?  I mean, every summer he goes home and deals with the terrible Dursley’s and then he comes back to school excited but there are students judging him and thinking he’s nuts and a liar and whatever else.  That, despite all the times he’s faced Voldemort and walked away and helped save the school and such.  It irritates me.  Just once I’d like him to return to school and have a little fun before the shit hits the fan.  Not bloody likely now that he knows the prophecy either.

I realize, of course, that our hero needs to be tested but does everything have to be a test?  His whole life sucked up to Hogwarts, then he gets to find a place where he COULD fit in but he doesn’t.  He becomes a great Quiddich player, which should win him some love.  That’s temporary.  He wins the Triwizard thing but Voldemort’s return, Cedric’s death and the lack of belief in what he says taints that.  So that aspect annoys me a little.  I understand it, I really do, but those little moments of enjoyment Harry gets are precious to me and probably most other readers and I wish there was more time to savor them.

As you might have noticed, I’m quite fond of Harry.  I just want to hug him and see the weight taken off his shoulders for a day or two.  I guess maybe that’ll happen in another thousand or so pages, at the end of book 7.  It better!  I can deal with nonhappy endings but if ever someone deserved one, it’s Harry.

I guess I should talk a little about the relationship angles, huh?  I have to say, from the first time we met her, I have wanted Ginny to get with Harry.  I just found her crush on him adorable and it’s so sweet to think of a romance playing out years later.  I like that she got over that crush this past year and was able to talk to Harry and he found out from her that was because she had a boyfriend.  It was just adorable.  I also enjoy that Ron really seems to want them together.  Ron, clearly, is meant for Hermoine and vice versa.  It seems that she’s known for ages now but he’s clueless as to her feelings for him.  He has only gotten to the “jealous” stage with her, seeing her with Krum and talking about him is when he shows it more than anything.  I expect both or one of the relationships to advance in book six and I’m looking forward to seeing how they go.

I love the majority of Harry’s circle of friends, with the possible exception of Neville.  I feel for him, especially knowing what his parents have gone through, but he’s just so clumsy.  And not in an endearing way, in an exasperating way to me.  I find it fascinating that it could have been him or Harry that was Voldemort’s potential foe…talk about opposite ends of the spectrum.  If Voldy (hee) had gone after Neville instead, he wouldn’t have found it much of a challenge.  Unless the mark makes all the difference?  I dunno.  I feel sorry for him but I still find him annoying.

Initially I found Hermoine to be rather annoying but she had grown on me by the end of the first book, rather like she did Harry and Ron for that matter.  Her Little Miss Know It All schtick can get old from time to time but it’s obviously useful and I’d rather have her be the know it all than Harry himself.  It’s one thing to be the chosen one, we don’t need to have him be the perfect student on top of it all.  I like how Hermoine is the one to try to reign Harry in much of the time balanced out by Ron and Harry taking the other viewpoint toward adventure and potential trouble.  I think the 3 make a great group.

Oh I guess I could go on for hours more, seeing as I’ve barely skimmed on main characters and ignored some altogether, but then I’d have to put off going to the store to buy the last book and coming home and starting the sixth.  Can’t have that, can we?  I just really wanted to come in and share some of my thoughts and thank Tripp, Dee & Rameau and everyone else who told me to get reading these books.  They are a definite treat, a nice escape from real life and I’m having a fine time reading them all.  Someday I will reread slowly and take more than just the surface looks at the books but I’m too into the story to take my time and savor for now.  But that just makes the rereads all that much more enjoyable, right?  I’ll see new stuff every time and glean more from each book.  So, thanks guys, I’ll come back and discuss the final two and let you know my reactions soon!

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For my Twilight peeps, we finally have all the vamps cast.  Twilighters Anonymous has all the info so I’ll just link here.  Rameau, Alastair!!! is going to be Marcus!  That’s fitting!  I’m excited.

Here’s a link:

http://twilightersanonymous.com/new-moon-movie-complete-cast-list-pictures-information.html

Felix is appropriately buff and I think the Demetri guy could give off that classy, sinister vibe.

Daniel Cudmore as Felix, properly bulky I think.

Daniel Cudmore as Felix, properly bulky I think.

Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus, I would have picked him for Caius but no complaints.  Welcome back to my life, Alastair!

Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus, I would have picked him for Caius but no complaints. Welcome back to my life, Alastair!

Helloooooooo Demetri!!!  I pictured him with black hair but I'm not complaining.  Welcome Charlie Bewley!

Helloooooooo Demetri!!! I pictured him with black hair but I'm not complaining. Welcome Charlie Bewley!

All pictures from Twilighters Anonymous.

So what do you think people?  I have to say, I’m afraid the Volturi vamps are going to outshine the rest of the cast in a major way (except for Rob of course!)  Between these vamps and the rather attractive wolves, I’m getting more and more excited for New Moon.  Hopefully the director will show as much of a good eye in his directing as he does in casting.  Kudos, Summit!

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I said I was done with Twilight blogs for awhile.  I lied!  But really this is less of a blog and more of a New Moon update complete with some of the prettiest pics of Rob I’ve ever seen.  I’m already thrilled with the new director because somehow they’ve made Robert hotter than he was in the first movie.  No lie.  Also, I wanted to include the latest casting news to leak.  We have Aro and he’s far more Aro-like than the kid they cast as Caius.  I’ll also post Gianna and Hiedi, followed by the real reason for this post.  I just wanted pretty Edward Cullen pics littering my site, I admit it!

Veteran 40 year old Michael Sheen will be playing Aro.  Since I pictured the 3 Volturi as older this works for me.  Plus he can actually act from what I can tell, so bonus.  Here’s a picture:

Aro.  Photo from the UK Daily Mail.

Aro. Photo from the UK Daily Mail.

Justine Wachsberger as Gianna, the human secretary of the Volturi.

I think she fits my image of Gianna. Photo from IMDB via Twilighters Anonymous.

I think she fits my image of Gianna. Photo from IMDB via Twilighters Anonymous.

Hiedi, the vamp that acts as bait to bring in the unsuspecting tourists, played by Noot Seear, Canadian model:

Eh...I think Gianna chick is more fitting than this one, but it's a bit part so I don't much care.  Photo from Screenrant.com.

Eh...I think Gianna chick is more fitting than this one, but it's a bit part so I don't much care. Photo from Screenrant.com.

And finally, my pretty, pretty Rob pics, courtesy of Lainey Gossip:

Isn't he prettier this time out?  Much better makeup.

Isn't he prettier this time out? Much better makeup.

This is my new computer background.  Nuff said.

This is my new computer background. Nuff said.

So far so good, Weitz.

So far so good, Weitz.

So there you have it, my excuse to post some very nice pictures of Robert Pattinson!  I really did want to share that Aro casting though because I’m pretty excited about his potential to be frightening yet sophisticated at the same time.  At least I will have something more to anticipate besides the appearance of Edward during the dark time that Rob won’t be gracing my screen.  I’m ready for November, who’d have thunk it?

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