Friday, August 27, 2010

::Team Twilight:: Fan Fiction Friday

Hey! Now that the kiddies are back in school, it’s a great time to catch-up on your fan fiction or re-read some of your favorites. So, if you’re craving something to do while you wait on your favorite munchkins to get done with their stuff, Lab Tech Andi’s pulled together a few options to keep you busy. Follow these instructions carefully and make sure you have all your supplies: find the blue door behind the Love Shack, knock George Michaels “Freedom” and the password this week is “Silent Bliss”. Be Safe!


“Do you know what I love most about going back to school?” Alice exclaimed as she came bounding through the lab door and quickly settled herself in the chair on the other side of my desk.

“The stimulating learning environment?” I responded in a deadpanned tone and then burst into a fit of giggles behind my computer monitor. I’d been working so much lately that I was slightly sleep deprived and not eating regular meals either. Thankfully, Emmett had wandered in earlier in the day and brought me some zucchini bread. It was the only thing had around to eat.

Alice narrowed her eyes at me as I attempted to stifle my giggling by putting my hands over my mouth. “No,” she continued to study me, “the deals are usually quite good, so it’s an excellent time to pick-up new things. Maybe you should come with me; I think some time away from the lab might do you some good.” Then I burst into a laughing fit so big that I would have fallen backwards in my chair if it hadn’t been for Alice catching me.

“Are you feeling okay?” she asked as she set me back up and I tried to catch my breath.

“It’s just sleep deprivation. Besides, I can’t afford to go shopping with you right now. Your family wiped me out last week playing poker.” I told her still trying to gather my sanity.

“No, I think it’s something else,” she said as she started looking around the room, picking things up and examining them. Then she picked up the bread that Emmett brought me and sniffed it. “How much of this have you eaten?” she asked placing it back on the desk.

“Well, it’s the only thing I’ve eaten today and I’ve been starving, so probably half the loaf?” I responded.

So quick, I nearly missed it, she pulled her phone out and dialed a number, “DAMN IT, EMMETT! HOW COULD YOU?” she yelled into the phone. “Oh, she’s relaxed alright! SHE’S HALF STONED OUT OF HER FREAKIN’ MIND!!” Then she slammed the phone shut and slid it back in her pocket.

“Andi, honey?” she leaned over and spoke to me gently as though she were speaking to a small child. “Emmett thought you needed to relax, so the bread he brought you was laced with marijuana. It was only a little bit, but you’ve eaten a lot of that bread. You might think you need sleep, but I need to get you out of this lab for a little while. You’re coming with me.” Without even waiting for my acceptance, she picked me up and flew out the door.

As the trees blurred passed us, it sort of reminded me how time or multi-dimensional travel looks on TV and movies and I started to giggle again as I thought of Alice running me to an alternate universe. She looked at me again and shook her head, “You are no longer allowed to eat anything Emmett brings you, do you understand?” I nodded my head knowing that if I even attempted to open my mouth I’d end up laughing again.


Well, I really couldn’t be mad at Emmett, he honestly thought he was being a helpful. How was he to know I have a sensitive system and medication of any kind has a really strong effect on me? So while I recovered from my brief stoner moment, surrounded by school supplies, I thought about those long bygone school days. That time in your life when you’re allowed to do stupid things and do-overs are granted like wishes at the whisper of an apology.

Like the genie in the lamp, I’ll grant you three wishes this week. Sadly, I only have the power to grant my own, so I hope you enjoy them.

Wish #1: time travel
Granted by a little fic called “Living Backwards” by ciaobella27. In this recently completed, all human, fic, Bella is coerced into signing up for a Facebook account by Alice. She wasn’t very social in high school and didn’t become friends with Alice and Rosalie until they met at NYU despite the fact that they all went to high school together. So to be suddenly thrown into the world of social networking, with people she didn’t even know back then is pure torture, until Edward Cullen accepts her friend request. He was barely a blip on her radar in high school, but seeing his profile picture has given her a slight case of cyberstalker disease and now she’s curious about all the “What if’s”. Wouldn’t you be?

Wish #2: second chance
Granted by WndrngY in “Something Stupid”. Edward has been in love with Bella since the first time she tripped over his feet, she just doesn’t know it. What she does know is that Edward is one of her closest friends and he’s notorious for his talents in the bedroom. So when she discovers that her boyfriend, James, was cheating on her while he was at college, she gets drunk and makes Edward an ‘indecent proposal’. Being with her is like a dream come true for him, only he’s just not sure he wanted to win her quite like this. Mostly told by Edward, this completed, all human, tale is full of misunderstanding, forgiveness, and second chances. Will either of them ever get what they really wanted? You’ll have to read to find out.

Wish #3: someplace new
Granted through my third completed offering titled “Out of Her Head” by Blue25. Bella and Jacob have been practically raised as siblings but Bella has a problem. She’s in love with him, and he only sees her as a sister. Devastated by this revelation, Bella can’t stand on the sidelines anymore and decides to escapes her troubles by moving to Chicago to teach at a prestigious prep school, Cullen Academy. Enter Edward Cullen, the mysterious and sexy music teacher, who can't seem to make up his mind how he feels about his new colleague. As Bella settles into her own life, she discovers that Edward may be keeping secrets of his own. Even with all his secrets, Edward would have me saying “Jacob who?” at first glance.

Now usually I suggest a drink to go with my deals, but since it’s back to school time and I’ve got the munchies, here’s an excellent recipe for “Zucchini Apple Bread”

4 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups peeled, grated zucchini
1 cup peeled, grated apple

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 - 9x5 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, oil and vanilla until well blended. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Fold in walnuts, zucchini and apple. Pour into prepared pans.
Bake 1 hour, or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Let cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Until next week, I’ll be saying a silent eulogy for the brain cells I killed this week and baking my own bread. Tweet (FanFicDealer), Message, or email ( if you want to talk shop.

The deal has been made. ;)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

::TEAM BREAKING DAWN: Breaking Dawn Crew Concerned Over Shooting in Rio?

Although part of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will be filmed in Rio de Janeiro, the Breaking Dawn plans in Rio may be shelved after a recent firefight and hostage taking incident gave cause for concern.

According to ABC News, the film crew for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is uneasy about shooting scenes for Breaking Dawn in Rio de Janeiro after a hostage situation at an upscale hotel over the weekend. Riofilme, the company promoting film production in the city, reveals that because of the hostage situation and ensuing firefight, Summit Entertainment is in emergency talks with city officials.

Although original plans called for scenes from Breaking Dawn to be played out in Rio, the incident with a drug gang and their act of taking thirty five people hostage over the weekend may prove scarier for the Breaking Dawn film crew than any vampires or werewolves ever could.

I don't know about anyone else but I don't think any fan wants to put ANY of the cast in danger just to make the movie. Relocate or wait it out. Whats your opinion???


:: Team Emmett :: New Outtakes of Kellan Lutz for GQ Italia

Man o Man... These are like HOT!!!!

Check out the link below for a few more...


::TEAM BREAKING DAWN:: Breaking Dawn Cast News

Official local casting directors have been hired for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN. Stuart Aikins reprises casting duties for Vancouver-based casting. Fincannon and Associates Casting is handling talent searches for Louisiana-based casting. Both work under LA-based casting director Debra Zane. There are no other casting organizations involved with the production at this time.

Contact information for official casting directors:

Debra Zane Casting
5225 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Aikins / Cossey Casting
#403 1755 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 4S5

Fincannon and Associates
1235 N. 23rd St
Wilmington, NC 28405

OMG OMG OMG, Something for the Twilight Saga is finally in my neck of the woods!!!

Who's coming to VC castings with me?!


Psssst: In related news, there are rumours going around that any filming in Brazil is being moved elsewhere - hmmm...


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hey Sparkly ones just got another e-mail from creation entertainment with an update to some of the Twilight Convention tours ~Summer

One of the fan’s favorite Twilight Saga stars, the lovely Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale), joins The Official TWILIGHT Convention Tour with her appearances in Minneapolis (September 3-5, 2010) and Chicago (September 10-12, 2010).
In Minneapolis Nikki joins already announced celebrities Bronson Pelletier (Jared), Kiowa Gordon (Embry Call), Christopher Heyerdahl (Volturi Leader Marcus), Michael Welch (Mike Newton), Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater), Booboo Stewart (Seth Clearwater) and Jodelle Ferland (Bree). This is going to be an outrageous weekend of fun!Click on through for full details and to grab your tickets today!
In Chicago, a true hotbed of Twilight fandom, Nikki will be joined by her co-stars Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen), Alex Meraz (Paul), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), Kiowa Gordon (Embry Call), Michael Welch (Mike Newton) and Jodelle Ferland (Bree). Another fantastic convention awaits fans attending this gathering.Click on through to pick your seats and make the scene with us!
The Dallas Convention is also looking great with new guests! Our line-up includes Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen), Jodelle Ferland (Bree), Booboo Stewart (Seth Clearwater), Kiowa Gordon (Embry Call), and Bronson Pelletier (Jared). We can't wait to visit one of our favorite cities: join us by clicking through:
We're coming to Salt Lake City for the very first time on September 10-12, 2010 and we're looking forward to a wonderful weekend headlined by celebrities including Alex Meraz (Paul), Chaske Spencer (Sam), Daniel Cudmore (Felix), Christopher Heyerdahl (Marcus), Booboo Stewart (Seth Clearwater) and the just added Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater). Be part of the party, visit us at sure to stop by for more dates and cities!

Monday, August 23, 2010

::TEAM STEPHENIE MEYER:: Stephenie Meyer Weekend

The Chamber of Commerce in Forks Washington is having a Stephenie Meyer Weekend, no Twilight fan should miss September 10th - September 12th. Complete with a tour of Forks High School, Bella's Ball, a Twilight Look a Like contest and the famous Bella's Birthday.


Title: Stephenie Meyer Weekend Schedule

When: Friday Sep 10 - Sunday Sep 12

Where: Tillicum Park - Forks

Category: Twilight Description


A Forks Chamber of Commerce Event

Friday, September 10:


9PM Bella's Ball Twilight Lounge (sponsored by Dazzled by Twilight)

Saturday, September 11:
8-11am Bella's Birthday Congregational Church (across from Forks High School) ($10/person)

9am-1pm Bella Loves Books Book Sale Forks Memorial Library

10am-6pm Vendors in the park Tillicum Park

11am Tour of high school Forks High School ($3 fee/person)

12noon Tour of high school Forks High School ($3 fee/person)

12:30pm Music in the park Tillicum Park

1pm Tour of high school Forks High School ($3 fee/person)

1:30pm Mayor of Forks Proclamation Tillicum Park

2pm Group photo Tillicum Park

2:30pm Twilight look-alike contest Tillicum Park

3:30pm Decorated Twilight car judging Forks Memorial Library

8:30pm Bonfire/Quileute Storytelling First Beach at La Push (sponsored by Quileute Tribe)

9pm-11pm Mitch Hansen Band Twilight Lounge (Free admission - all ages welcome) Sponsored by Dazzled by Twilight

Sunday, September 12:
10am - 4:30pm Vendors in the park Tillicum Park

11am Music in the park Tillicum Park

1pm Birthday cake for Bella's Birthday Tillicum Park

2pm Group photo Tillicum Park

2:30pm Bella's 1963 Chevy Pick-up drawing Tillicum Park (donated by Elwha River Casino)

3pm Twilight Trivia contest (team activity) Tillicum Park

Venue: Tillicum Park
Street: 549 Tillicum Ln.
City: Forks
State: WA

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