Monday, November 21, 2011

::Team Breaking Dawn:: Worldwide "Breaking Dawn" Opening Weekend Sales Sets Record for Saga

The estimated numbers for opening weekend sales of the Twilight Saga "Breaking Dawn Part 1" are in and can I say, WOW!!

In looking at only the domestic box office sales, "Breaking Dawn" came in second to "New Moon", but if you look at the midnight ticket sales and the worldwide totals "Breaking Dawn" rose above and beyond making its debut weekend the fifth-best on record!

Here's a chart of the numbers as gathered by

In US Dollars
Midnight Domestic Opening Weekend Overseas Opening Weekend Worldwide Opening Weekend Totals Overall Box Office Sales To Date
69.6 6.3 75.9 392.6
New Moon 26.27 142.8 132.1 274.9 709.8
Eclipse 30 157.5 104.6 262.1 698.5
Breaking Dawn Part 1 30.3 139.5 144 283.5 283.5 stated:

In an industry whose main audience is young males, "Twilight" is a rare blockbuster franchise driven by female viewers. Distributor Summit Entertainment reported that women and girls made up 80 percent of the audience for "Breaking Dawn."

The popularity of "Twilight" has left many men scratching their heads, even those involved in releasing the movies.

"I'm 53 years old, and I haven't figured it out yet," said Richie Fay, head of distribution for Summit. "It relates really to young girls and things that are important to them, their romantic ideas of love and relationships, without getting so physical, at least on screen, that it becomes a worry for their parents."

So, Summit hasn't figured it out??  Really??  The fans have; even the actors understand, so maybe they should have more women promoting to a female fan-base and fewer 53 year-old men, not that their male ignorance has hurt them at all.  The Twilight fandom will see to its success with or without the help of Summit.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

::Team Breaking Dawn:: Special Replays of the Twilight Saga Films Leading Up To Breaking Dawn: Plus Bonus Footage!

We just received the following press release from Summit Entertainment:

NCM Fathom and Summit Entertainment celebrate the upcoming release of the most anticipated movie event of the year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I, by bringing back the first three Twilight Saga films for special one-night engagements. This November, experience the magic and romance that have captivated audiences worldwide all over again, as all three Twilight Saga movies come to the big screen for a 3-night only theatrical event.
  • Twilight on November 1
    • During this first Twilight Saga Tuesdays event, fans will see an exclusive reel that will include behind-the-scenes footage from ComicCon 2008; fan footage from the Twilight Premiere; as well as commentary from cast members about their experiences making Twilight, and how the unprecedented fan turn out set the film and cast on the road to stardom. Also, for the first and only time on the big screen, fans will be treated to a special clip of Robert Pattinson performing the song, “Bella’s Lullaby,” which is featured in Twilight.
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon on November 8
    • Before the start of the November 8 event, fans will see behind-the-scenes coverage of the filming of The Twilight Saga: New Moon in Italy, as well as footage from other New Moon fan events. �
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on November 15
    • This final event kicks off with exciting footage from one of the largest Hollywood premieres ever with more than 4,500 guests and 5,000 fans in attendance. Cast members will also discuss their favorite scenes from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and share never-before-seen footage from Comic-Con 2011.
Each event will begin at 7:30 pm (local time)
Twilight Saga Tuesdays will begin with exclusive introductions from the cast members, compelling interviews with the stars answering the questions that Twilight Saga aficionados have always wanted answered and amazing clips from the many fan fests over the years. This special behind-the-scenes content will be immediately followed by the Twilight Saga films.
Showing at more than 730 select theaters across the country, Twilight Saga Tuesdays is the largest event ever distributed to theaters by NCM Fathom. Tickets for Twilight Saga Tuesdays are available at participating theater box offices and online today at! For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Sunday, September 25, 2011

::Team Breaking Dawn:: Summary of Important Dates Coming Up

We're in the home stretch now and we have so many release dates coming up, I thought we should have a summary of them just to make sure no one misses a thing.  If there's something I've overlooked, let me know and I'll update.
26 – Breaking Dawn Soundtrack Track List Preview
27 – “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars song release

You should start seeing the promotional displays during this month!!
1 – Advanced Purchase Tickets go on sale in the US (Fandango & Movietickets)
11 – Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga): Movie Tie-in Cover
11 – Aim High Premiere (USA only) on Facebook web-stream broadcast  
18 – Breaking Dawn Part 1 In-Theater Promotional Items will begin to become available.

1 - Dr. Cullen's Love Shack Exclusive!! A Month of Breaking Dawn Call-in Event (check out our FB event post for details!)
8 – Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack available
9 - Dr. Cullen's Love Shack Anniversary!!
11 – Immortals Worldwide Release Date
16 – Breaking Dawn Part 1 France, Italy, and Sweden Release Date
17 – Breaking Dawn Part 1 Australia, Greece, Hungary, New Zealand, Portugal, and Thailand Release Date
18 – Breaking Dawn Part 1 Worldwide Release Date
24 – Breaking Dawn Part 1 Germany, Malaysia, and Singapore Release Date

22 – Breaking Dawn Part 1 Hong Kong Release Date

25 – Breaking Dawn Part 1 Japan Release Date

Be sure to mark your calendars or bookmark this page!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

::Team Breaking Dawn:: Robert Pattinson Says Birth Scene Could Not Be Toned Down

Rob says fans will be shocked by how gory the birth scene really is...

Robert Pattinson has revealed that there was "no way" film makers could tone down the gory birth scene in the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

The 25-year old star, who previously claimed that his girlfriend Kristen Stewart "looked like an alien" when playing Bella Swan during the shocking scene, has confessed that fans will be surprised how graphic the movie is.

Speaking to Premiere magazine about the scene, where Bella's baby eats her from inside, R-Pattz explained: "It's hilarious. No movie this size dates taking those kind of risks."

He continued: "But since the craziest scenes are a big part of the story going forward, it was impossible to not have them included in the film... There was no way we would tone it down."

Pattinson went on to admit that he believes that David Cronenberg, the director for his latest flick, Cosmopolis, will be stunned by his portrayal of vampire Edward Cullen in Breaking Dawn.

The hunky actor claimed: "I think he's going to enjoy certain scenes, like the one where I open her [Kristen] up by biting through her placenta."

"It was without a doubt the funniest thing I ever had to do. I’d raise my head up and I was covered with cottage cheese or whatever substance they put in there."

Nice! Rob added that when it came to shooting the scene, they wanted to make it as realistic as possible.

He told the mag: "Before filming the scene, Stephenie Meyer, a midwife, Kristen and I sat down to talk to a doctor to decide where I was supposed to bite if this situation would ever occur in real life."

Pattinson added: "The doctor looked at us a bit puzzled and said: ‘I don’t think you could ever do this in real life.'"

*From last night's new trailer, How gruesome do you really think it will be?*


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Convention - ~Summer

Your invitation has arrived for the most eagerly awaited fan event of 2011

Summit Entertainment and Creation Entertainment present


Friday evening, November 4th, through
Sunday morning, November 6th, 2011

The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, California, 90067

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please call 888-421-1442

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

::Team Twilight:: Sinful Story Sunday

The air is heavy and thick with worries and things to do. I know you’re looking for a distraction, something to save you from what makes your insides ache. You want something sinful to sink your teeth into. Well, look no further, Lab Tech Andi’s sharing a few of her favorite lustful dealing to help cure what ails ya. So, head down the overgrown path to the blue door at the back of the shack, knock the beat from “Escape” by Muse and the password is “Retreat”. Be Safe!

I sat in the clearing just outside the shack gazing up at a cloudless Brazilian sky. Renesmee was pointing out constellations to me and further explaining their significance.

“Do you see that one, right there?” I nodded my head at her question. “That one is Carina, the backbone structure of the ship Argo, which carried Jason and the Argonauts to retrieve the Golden Fleece. And that one right there?” I nodded again. “Zafrina says that one is my Jacob, Canis Major because he’s the alpha in his pack.” I giggled at her statement and she looked at me puzzling.

“I’m sorry, Zafrina’s right about that, Jacob is the Alpha, but why does she think that particular one is Jacob?” I asked and she smiled back at me, turning to the sky once more.

“Because it’s right beside that constellation right there, do you see that one?” Her tiny hand pointed to a star directly above the constellation she had pointed out before and then swept across the sky to another star. “That one right there is me, the Water Serpent. You know, because Jake calls me Nessie.” Upon hearing her statement, I closed my eyes and threw my head back laughing heartily and when I opened my eyes again, the Brazilian sky was gone and the cloud covered Washington sky had returned.

For the past three weeks, Edward, Bella, Renesmee, and Jacob had all been down in Brazil. Edward and Bella had been reliving their honeymoon on Isle Esme, while Renesmee and Jacob spent time with the Amazon Coven. Zafrina was very excited to have Nessie down there, that she planned all sorts of excursions, some to local tribes for Jake and others to see new and interesting things. Since they’d returned, Nessie loved showing me all the things she did on her trip, and her gift was so much better than any video camera or regular camera she could have used to film it.

Tonight I had quietly complained that it was too cloudy to go star gazing and now that summer was ending, it would soon be too cold to sit out at all. That’s when Renesmee has grabbed my hand any lead me to a clearing close by. I suppose I should have known better than to even whisper my thoughts around people who could every sound within a hundred yards.

“Andi, Daddy had that same reaction when I told him what Zafrina said, why is that so funny?” she asked just appearing curious instead of irritated, for which I was grateful.

“Nessie, it’s only because everyone remembers how much your mama disliked him calling you that in the beginning. It sort of had to grow on her.” I explained and she smiled back at me.

“I remember that, but I didn’t understand then. I guess it is kinda funny,” her little musical laugh echoed off the surrounding trees. Then I heard a deeper tone join hers and soon Edward and Bella appeared in the clearing too.

“Was she showing you the stars?” Bella asked and I nodded. “She loves to show everyone that; come on Nessie, it’s time to head home.”

“Awww, but there’s still so much I haven’t shown her yet.” Nessie complained as she sprang to her feet.

“You can show her another night, I’m sure Andi has things to do anyway.” Bella explained and Nessie leaped into her Mother’s arms.

“Your mama’s right Nessie, I do have things to do, but maybe you can come back soon and we’ll roast marshmallows and hot dogs over a bonfire.”

She crinkled her nose and said, “No hot dogs, those are horrible.”

I laughed, “Ok, no hot dogs, just marshmallows and ghost stories.”

“Yes! Yes! I have some that Senna and Kachiri told me that are really scary!” and she wiggled her little fingers in the air as if that would make then even more frightening.

We said our good nights and I turned back in the direction of the shack. Along the way I pondered, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the ability to bring back summer whenever you wanted it or just be somewhere else entirely anytime you needed it, just like Nessie does with her memories.

So all the stories I have for you, have summer in some way, but they all tack you somewhere else, somewhere peaceful. This way when the weather finally changes and the mind needs somewhere to go, these authors can take you. Enjoy!

A beautiful story with a series of summers called "For the Summer" by camoozle. Year after year Bella and Emmett help their father, Charlie run the marina that he owns in a tiny Arizona town situated along the Colorado River. For most of the year, there’s barely a soul there, but in the summers it’s booming with vacationers, or as Emmett likes to call them “Pay Checks”. Even at 11 year-old, Bella knew she had things to do to make the marina run smoothly, but that’s the year she met a very special “Pay Check”. A young boy, with fiery hair that would transform every summer into an opportunity for discovery for the next 17 years.

This is a beautiful one-shot titled “I Carry Your Heart With Me” by Amethyst Jackson. Bella volunteers to give Renee some alone time with her new boyfriend and spend the summer in Forks with her father. What she never counted on was meeting Edward, the sexy and soulful musician. What about when the summer is over? You’ll have to read and find out.

This is a sultry distraction titled “Summer of Salt” by lola-pops. The heat wave lingers on a lake front cabin where the Swan’s and the Hale’s spent their summers. Jasper, Rose, and Bella have always looked forward to their time together, but the year that the Cullen’s acquire the Newton cabin changes everything for everyone, even the overly cocky quarterback Edward Cullen. None of them will be able to return to the life they once knew.

A beautiful tale to drag you back to your first crush titled “The Longest Summer” by lexiecullen17. For most of Bella’s childhood, she’s spent every summer at the camp at Long Lake and for the past five years she spent every night dream of the emerald eyes of camp counselor, Edward. Bella has always been one of Edward’s favorite campers so, how do you think Edward will feel about working with her as a fellow counselor? Will they finally be able to fully reveal their feelings?

What would a summer or an escape by without thoughts of a beach, so to go along with our sinful theme, I’d recommend a little “Sex on the Beach”.

0.5 full Cranberry juice
0.75 oz. Peach Schnapps
0.5 full Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Vodka

Mixing Instructions
Put in vodka and peach schnapps and then fill remainder with half each of the juices. Stir in highball glass.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

::Team Twilight:: Fan Fiction Friday

Oh, how everybody loves their drama! Between government drama, neighbor drama, and movie release drama, Lab Tech Andi just wants to put all the drama back where it belongs, back in her happy place. To accomplish this she’s bringing in her favorite Tech Team with their thick rimmed glasses and love of comic book characters. So, head to the blue door at the back of the shack, knock the funky beat of “Geek in the Pink” by Jason Mraz and the password is “Reboot”. Be Safe!
“This DAMN COMPUTER!!!” I yelled as I banged my fists on the keyboard. This was the fifth time, it had frozen on me in the last hour and I was reaching my limit. I picked up the keyboard to throw it across the lab, but just as it left my hand, Alice materialized right in front of me and caught it. While Jasper flashed behind me, placing his hand on my shoulder and my body slumped down into the chair.

“Andi, you’re going to break it if you keep this up.” Alice said as she put the keyboard back on my desk.

“What difference would it make?” I leaned forward putting my face in my hands. “It’s constantly freezing, there’s a delay when I type, it won’t read anything off my flash drive, and the internet keeps dropping. I’m losing my mind.”

“No you’re not, you just need a break.” Soothed the deep baritone voice and I raised my head to see Emmett leaning down in front of me.

I made a move to stand and mumbled, “I need geekier friends, Emmett.”

“What am I? Chopped liver?” Jasper said with mock irritation. “I can fix this hunk o’ junk and it’ll be better than anything the ‘Geek Squad’ could do.” And I laughed even though I knew Jasper was perfectly capable.

“Ok, tech Jasper, do your worst.” and I turned to hug him. “Thanks.”

“Now, it’s time for you to leave!” Alice said grabbing my hand and pushing me toward Emmett. “Take her away; Rose is waiting!!”

“Waiting for what? Where am I going?” I looked between the three of them when Emmett snatched me up and threw me over his shoulder.

“It’s a surprise.” Then he laughed the most devious laugh I’d ever heard from him and watched the shack get smaller and smaller as we raced away.

Still without a clue as to where we headed, I sat in the back seat watching the scenery blur passed; my mind back in my geekless lab. ‘Perhaps we could kidnap one of those’ I thought and giggled to myself. So all my dealings this week contain characters of the super sexy geeky variety, because the brain has to be the sexiest organ of all, right?

First, I’m offering up an amazing little tale called “Animate Me” by abstract way. In this is sexy story, Edward is a professional animator for Animation Nation and the one thing that he’s absolutely certain about is that he’s an incredible artist. However, Edward has one little issue, he’s a tad socially inept and the girl he worships is cartoon exec for Animation Nation, Bella Swan. He’s loved her from afar for a while and the only way he’s been able to get close to her is to draw her every night in his self-published comic book. So when he steps in to help a friend by working at a computer store and the object of his obsession walks through the door looking for a “thingy”, will they find out they have more in common than just working for the same company?

Next, I found a tale of two geeks in this adorably funny story titled “Geek Love” by SassenachWench. Edward and Bella are web geeks working for the same marketing company. Their relationship is fun and easy and because they work together Edward figures there’s no way to claim her. Until he can’t take the jealousy anymore and he begins the fight of his life to win over the girl he can’t have.

Next is a very lemony fluffy tale titled “Computer Repair” by Jayeliwood. Edward is a major teenage geek and Bella-well, she isn't. Although, when Edward overhears that she has computer troubles he offers to lend her a helping hand. What happens after he fixes her computer is not something he would have ever expected and it’s turned his world on its side.

Next, I’ve got a very cute and nerdy one-shot called “IF BELLA YES” by mothlights. The year is 1977, and aspiring programmer, Edward Cullen walks into a shop called Vinyl Frontier to attempt to check out his sister’s new boyfriend, only to find that the woman in the record shop is his seventh grade crush – the impulsive and incomparable Bella Swan.

And then I found smutty little one-shot titled “Geek Squad to the Rescue” by 4theluvofMary. Bella is an author of romance novels, while her real life is pretty much lacking in that department. There’s no art imitating life here until her computer crashes. Her track record with the Geek Squad has never been the greatest, but without any other options she grudgingly she calls them up for assistance. To her surprise, a hottie with glasses arrives at her door, willing and able to help her out with ALL of her problems.

And last, but certainly not least, I found this amazingly adorable tale called “Sittin' On The Shelf” by cutie sstb. Despite the fact that she entirely over qualified, Bella has been working at Emmett's comic shop for the past 3 years. Spending her days trying to get Edward's attention and yet, Edward is oblivious to the fact that she fancies him. Will our Ednerd realize she adores him or remain in the dark? Alice has a plan…

To go along with these fics I would usually recommend something of the adult variety, but this time I think I’m going to suggest something befitting these geeky tales and that would be Starbucks. Here’s a copy cat recipe for their “Caramel Macchiato” in the event you want to make something at home.

2 tablespoons Starbucks' Vanilla Syrup
1/2 cup fresh brewed espresso
8 ounces steamed milk
3 to 4 tablespoons Starbucks' Caramel Sauce

Add vanilla syrup to 16oz glass.
Add steamed milk and caramel sauce and stir well.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

::Team Twilight:: Fan Fiction Friday

You’ve been under this spell for a while and now that it’s over, we mourn its loss. As lovers of fiction, we’ve adopted some characters as family; watched them grow in print and then on screen, but the adventure has to end sometime, right? So, Lab Tech Andi is casing her own spell and bidding a fond farewell to Harry Potter with just a few magical deals she came across. So point your broomstick toward the blue door at the back of the shack, knock the heavy beat of “Stupify” by Disturbed and the password is “Alohomora”. Be Safe!

I felt him hovering just behind me, his cool breath danced along the flesh of my neck. I knew that my pulse was increasing with each exhale and tap-tap-tap of my fingers. He breathed out once more making me shiver.

“What is taking you so long?” he growled low in my ear and I whirled around on him in frustration.

“Emmett McCarty Cullen! I would get this done faster if you would just leave me ALONE!!” I growled back at him and turned back to my keyboard. “Rose, can’t you please get him to leave me alone? I’m begging you!” I said under my breath knowing that she’d still be able to hear me. Emmett walked to the front of my desk and leaned in until he was mere millimeters from my face. I raised my eyes to his ochre ones, sucked in a controlled breath and blew in his face, “Go. Away.”

“You’re going to make us late!” he stated and then banged his hand on my desk making me jump a little and paced away from my desk.

“Leave Andi alone, Emmett” Rosalie said as she continued to casually flip though the magazine in her lap. “She’s not going to make us late for anything.”

“But she is!” he pouted and I suspect he was only attempting to gain an ally. It wasn’t working. Rose just rolled her eyes. He walked back over to stand behind me. “You type so slowly!! Move, I’ll type!” and as I felt his massive hands begin to curl around the tops of my arms like he was going to move me himself, the lilting piano of Dashboard Confessional’s ‘Blame it on the Changes’ began to stream from his pocket, Alice’s ringtone.

“But… Fine.” He stabbed at his phone and roughly shoved it back in his pocket as he walked away from me.

“Alice told you to leave me alone, didn’t she?” I asked and giggled a little continuing to type.

“Yes, but if you don’t hurry up, I’m going to ignore her.” He fumed from the other side of the room.

“Emmett, it’s just movie,” I pleaded from my chair but the statement only made him speed to me and invade my space again.

“Only a MOVIE! ONLY A MOVIE!!” He turned his head to Rose, “She thinks this is only a movie!” He threw his hand in the air and forced a laugh then slammed his hand back on my desk. “THIS, you silly girl, is NOT just some MOVIE!! It’s the LAST HARRY POTTER MOVIE!! There will not be anymore after this one!! This IS IT!! AND I DON’T WANT TO MISS IT! YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE ME MISS IT!!”

Calmly, I put my hands on my desk and rose from my chair making my nose touch his, “It’s not like they’re going to destroy the movie once they show it. Besides, you guys have a private theater! It won’t even start until we get there! You WON’T MISS ANYTHING! Now. Go. Away.” I moved to sit back down and he snapped his teeth at me, but I didn’t flinch. Rose giggled at my fearlessness.

“Come here Emmett and let her finish,” Rose cooed patting the cushion next to her. “She’ll never get done if you keep interrupting her. Come.”

It was the most alluring thing I’d ever seen Rosalie do, but it worked to get Emmett away from my desk and I tap-tap-tapped as fast as my little fingers could tap, so that Emmett could go see his movie.

So in honor of the very last Harry Potter film, I’m paying homage to magic and the magical and even found a way for the Cullen’s to help Harry crossover. I hope you enjoy.

First, I’m giving you a tale with little hidden magic called “An Untitled Continuation of the Twilight Saga” by gothicfictionfan. It’s been almost six years after Bella became a vampire and the Cullen family has moved once more to start again. With Renesmee almost an adult the family has decided to enroll her in a private all-girls school while the rest of her family begins classes at the nearby public school. But a new beginning doesn’t necessarily mean that danger doesn’t lurk around the corner. Will the Cullen’s be able to fight off this new unfamiliar threat?

Second, I found a bit of otherworldly magic in “The Mirrors” by adorablecullens. Some families have secrets that go back generations and are so mythical they could only be the inventions of fairytales or the insane. As a child, Teddy discovered a doorway into another world and found a kindred spirit. At first he wondered if it was just a very realistic dream, but when his doorway is suddenly lost with the destruction of a family heirloom, his life is forever changed. Now as an adult, can Edward let down his carefully constructed shield and open himself back up to magic and love when he meets a beautiful - and hauntingly familiar - woman in real life?

Lastly, I give you a tale that takes you all the way to Hogwarts called “The Secret Keeper” by A. E. Giggle. Bella and the Cullen’s have been through so much and after being victorious against Victoria and the newborns, they thought all their danger was gone. At least until Bella’s bracelet begins to heat up, alerting her to dangerous events unfolding at her old school, Hogwarts. That’s right, Bella has a secret of her own and now she has no choice but to inform the Cullen’s of her true, magical identity. To put it simply ... she's a Witch and Voldemort is after Harry. Now, she and the Cullen’s will join in the battle to fight off the Death Eaters and save Hogwarts.

To go along with these magical tales, I thought I’d find something that might be a magical ingredient called “Vipers Venom”

1oz Cinnamon Schnapps
3 Scoops Ice Cream
1oz Peach Schnapps
1oz Sambuca

Mixing Instructions:
Blend Ice Cream till it is smooth. Add the Peach Schnapps blend. Add Sambuca Blend. And add Cinnamon Schnapps and blend. Pour into bowl or glass for a milkshake.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

::Team Twilight:: Fan Fiction Friday

I'm sure you've been shaking with need, digging around for that next hit, scraping by with anything you could get your hands on, but Lab Tech Andi is in her own recovery and has put together a few tales that are sure to let you escape whatever hell you're in too. So head to the back of the shack, knock the beats of "Good Life" by OneRepublic and the password is "Rescue". Be Safe!


It was like I’d been living at the bottom of the ocean these past few weeks; I usually thrived under stress, but lately all I could feel was its weight bearing down on me. Slowly, I felt myself surfacing like I was swimming through a heavy syrup; my brain only half functioning. On the edges of my consciousness, I couldn't hear the voices trying to pull me further out of my dream-state.

“Andi, you need to get up! Can she even hear us?” Bella said just a few inches from my head.

“Oh, I'm quite certain she can hear us,” Alice responded. “In fact, she should be awake in another 32 seconds.”

I rolled over trying to bat them away, but they swiftly moved out of the path of my swinging arm. “Go away!” I pleaded to them. “Why won't you just leave me be?”

“Because we have let you be for too long now. The addicts need you, the authors are worried about you, and quite frankly, I'm tired of watching you sit around here all day.” Bella said as she pulled me into a sitting position. “You need to get back into the routine of things, you have things to do.”

“But I don’t even know what to give them.” I rolled over again, this time to face them. “Alice, look into the future and tell me what stories they want.”

“Andi,” Alice sat down beside me, “you know I won’t know that unless you’ve already made up your mind yourself. Besides, it’s not like you haven’t been reading. Just give them something that you like and the rest of it will come together.”

“Are you sure?”

“We’re sure!” They said in unison which made me giggle a little.

“Ok, but if I get this together, can we do something fun?” I asked dragging myself out of bed.

“Definitely!” Bella told me as she pushed me toward the bathroom. “Now get a move on, we don’t have time to waste!”


Then I began thinking, what would I give my poor neglected addicts? Something fun? Something dark? Something I’ve loved? Alright, then here goes…

First, I’ll give you a tale that makes me laugh quite often called “Spirit of '76” by spanglemaker9. It's July 4th, 1976, and all of New York City has cut loose to celebrate - everyone except Edward Cullen. But Emmett refuses to let him sink any further into the family mold and insists they head into the city without a single plan. Of course that’s when they bump into two very modern girls who seem to remain just slightly out of reach. Will they ever manage to catch them? The whole one-shot is awesome and this author never disappoints, but I think the funniest part of this story is the image of Emmett in bell bottom pants and platform shoes. It’s just so Emmett.

Next I’ll give you a story by a fairly new author that I picked up only for the simple reason that he has a way with painting pictures with words called “The Photographer” by BellasBritishNerd. Edward and Bella have known each other since high school, were even best friends, but once she moved away under the pretence of attending college, their level of communication suffered and Edward wasn’t sure he’d ever hear from her again, even if he couldn’t ever stop loving her. However, fate works in funny ways and even when you think you have everything you want; do you ever really have everything you need? Will their continued lack of communication eat away at the thread-bare amount of trust they had to begin with? This story is not a happy one and this Edward is sexy, but pretty rough around the edges. So if you like your Edward’s a tad on the raw side, I know you’ll love this tale too.

Finally, I’ll give you a tale that’s a beautiful struggle called “Never Bargained For You” by SpringHale. Edward Cullen, a PhD candidate in English Literature and father of two little girls, wishes he could change his past when his wife, Tanya, suddenly up and disappears without a warning. In search of understanding, he seeks out the guidance of an author who has inspired him to find a new purpose in life, Bella Swan. However, Bella has her own turmoil from a failing celebrity marriage and simply wants to delve into something new so she won’t have to think much about her own life. How will these two souls help each other mend as they blur the line between student and mentor? What I love about this story is that it makes you think about more than the characters; it makes you really want to know what moves them. Read this and you’ll want to know them too.

Now to go along with these little beauties, I think I’ll recommend a Cranberry Lifesaver:

2oz Amaretto
1oz Cranberry juice

Mixing Instructions
Mix together with crushed ice in a glass and garnish with mint leaves

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

::Team Twilight:: Fan Fiction Friday

You’ve been so patient and waited for me to regain my wits, for which I’m eternally grateful!! I think I shall reward my lovely addicts with gifts of Dadward!! After all it, it will be Father’s Day on Sunday and our swoon-worthy Edward Cullen will be another year older on Monday. Therefore, I suggest you head to the Blue door at the back of the shack, knock the heavy beats of “Sleep Isabella” by Abney Park and the password is “Daddy”. Be Safe!


Yet again, I open the door to the lab and out tumbles a stream of notes so beautiful, they make your heart melt at the sound. It’s the sort of sound that paints pictures with notes. It’s amazing and wonderful and so welcome that I can hardly stay focused on what I’m actually supposed to accomplish today. The amazing thing about all of this is that the notes sweeping me away from my currently reality are not being played my usual keyboard musician, but by the guitar strumming of his inherently talented offspring.

For the past several days, Jasper and Renesmee had been camped out in one corner of the lab preparing a song for Edward’s Father’s Day and Birthday gift. Edward had once made a passing comment to Renesmee that he would teach her how to play the guitar one day and lately he’d been asking if she was ready. What he didn’t know was that she wanted to surprise him and to do that she’d begged her Uncle Jasper to give her lessons in the lab. I didn’t even realize Jasper knew how to play the guitar, but I guess there are still lots of things I don’t know about them.

Renesmee was a natural at music though, just like her father. I’d watched it happen not long ago when Edward had sat with her at the keyboard and played Bella’s lullaby while the authors and I swooned from our seats. After he struck the final cord, she crawled onto his lap, placed her tiny hands on the keys and copied his movements exactly. It was a spectacular thing to witness and very entertaining to see Edward attempt to contain his complete and utter astonishment.

One of the recent side-effects of Renesmee’s songs was the imagery they conjured while she played them. It was almost as if the talent was an extension of her ability to project images by touch. All she really had to do was play a song and your mind would be taken over with pictures. I hadn’t noticed this effect when Edward was giving her lessons, but she wasn’t playing her own music then either. Right now she was composing and it really was magical, but unlike the images you saw when she touched you, if you managed to block out her music, you could block out the pictures too. Although, who’d want to? They were like little vacations without ever having to leave home.

And a little vacation was exactly what I needed. I think Alice could see that too. She’d popped in a time or two, while Jazz and Nessie were in here, but mostly she stayed away letting me get absorbed by the sounds around me. It was perfect and I knew that Edward would love it. So come Sunday, Renesmee would be able to dazzle everyone with her talent and it would be the most perfect Father’s Day ever.


With Father’s day in mind, all the dealing I picked out contain fathers, some good, some bad, some who want to be better. I hope you enjoy.

My first tale, is a period piece titled “To Be in Her Light” by sunflowersongs Edward Masen, the Viscount Cullen, is not a very good man. Up until his father’s death, he has lead an incredibly sinful existence which has given him two illegitimate daughters. Despite the fact that he has no idea how to be a father to these two little girls, he’s not about to deny them either. So with the assistance of his staff, he employs Miss Isabella Swan to be his children's governess, but finds himself drawn to her in unreasonable ways. However, their stations in life and his past might not lead to happiness.

Next, I found this amazingly hot Dadward in “Playing Doctor” by lexiecullen17. Edward Cullen is a young, single dad, whose just been abandoned by his girlfriend with their infant son. This was not the life he had planned and it’s certainly not been easy, but he knows he’ll find a way to make it work. So, when his son's pediatrician, the lovely Dr. Swan, offers to help out, if ever he needs it, will he take her up on that offer? This short is a very beautifully long and slow burn of a one-shot, but completely worth it.

Last, I have a long awaited mystery called “A Beautiful Lie” by Brindalyn. Edward and Bella have been friends since childhood and have shared nearly everything, but at the age of seventeen, they’ll find their paths go in different directions. He’ll become a star and she’ll stay in the sleepy town they grew up in, raising his son, a son he knew nothing about. A son she hid from him to allow him to live out his dream and protect them both. Will this secret be too much to keep from him when this is the only man she’ll ever love?

Now to go along with these tales, I’m going to suggest a simple bottle of your favorite wine, just to soothe that craving for children.

I hope you all have an excellent Father's Day and until next week, Tweet (FanFicDealer), Message me on Facebook, or email ( if you want to talk shop.

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