There is one day this Winter that I am looking forward to more than others. I am not a twenty something or a teenager. I am almost 40, but I think I must be almost obsessed. I was one of the biggest Anne Rice fans in Canada back in the late 80’s early 90’s and last year actually avoided reading ‘Twilight‘, as I believed that Stephenie Meyer was just trying to be the Anne Rice of these times. However, once my 12 year old niece lent me her book, I was a Bella junkie like the rest of them.
Maybe it was casting Tom Cruise as ‘Lestat‘ in ‘Interview with a Vampire‘ that caused a rift for me. Although ‘Queen of the Damned‘ out-shined the first movie beyond any measurement I can think of.
So far it seems that ‘New Moon‘ will do the same for ‘Twilight‘ . Twilight the movie did not hold up to the novel by any means, but in saying that, it has actually grown on me and I have watched it more than enough times. I do however keep going back to the novels. I have just finished reading the complete series two times now and am partway through my third adventure.
new moon official trailer 1+2+3 mashup (6 min!)
November 20th is ingrained in my mental calendar, although I hope to watch the movie, New Moon, without being surrounded by shrieking tweens and teenagers. Good luck with that, right?
Jacob is my favorite. He is almost a modern version of ‘Duckie Dale‘ from ‘Pretty in Pink‘ (another favorite movie of mine). I used to always go for the guy that was a bit of a misfit, slightly off-centre from the average Joe, … but then I am pretty much like that myself. Why should we follow the ‘norm’?
So, now that I have shared one of my little secret loves with you all, who wants to go to the movie with me?
Who would guess that I have always been in love with Vampires and their world by looking at my brightly coloured whimsical artwork, hey?
Keep smiling and creating!
Team Jacob here too! But not the film Jacob, the Jacob in my head when reading the book, who looks a bit like the actor who plays Earl in the BBC series Waterloo Road: