Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Confession

Ok, I have a few confessions.

First, in case you've missed it...I'm rather obsessed with Twilight. Reading those books has been a life altering experience, as much as I tried to fight it, and I don't regret it one bit.

Second, I am beyond excited about the New Moon movie. I have tickets to the midnight showing tonight with a bunch of girlfriends and I cannot wait! I also now have tickets to go see it AGAIN tomorrow, during school hours, in hopes of actually getting to really watch the movie without all the screaming tweens, packed theater and general excitement and distractions from the movie that I expect at the midnight showing.

Third, and this is the big one...I'm a New Moon movie virgin. I have somehow managed to avoid all of the movie trailers that are out there. I have seen plenty of pictures and other good stuff from the movies, but I figure that's only 2nd or 3rd base. I have avoided most things that could be a spoiler for me. I ordered the soundtrack when it came out, but have only listened to the first couple songs on it because I decided I didn't even want to have that experience going into the movie.

Let me tell you, it was no small feat to avoid all that stuff either! There are spoilers, trailers and pictures every where! I've heard it said that if you piece together all of the trailers and pictures out there you could probably watch the whole dang movie. I have clicked away from temptations online, avoided searching them out and closed my eyes and hummed through ones that were unavoidable. It was really hard to continue to get my Twilight fix without accidentally seeing something I didn't want to. And I thank all the blogs and sites that had warnings when posts contained spoilers! That helped a lot.

As I've heard so many other Twihards express, I never expected to get this caught up in a book or a movie. I've never done the midnight show thing before. I've never bought shirts, sweatshirts, movie guides, magnets, puzzles, candies, stuck small pins in conspicuous places to "out" myself to others like me and spent countless hours browsing through merch to see if there is anything else I have to have. I've never "squee'd" and "eeeeee'd" and bounced around so much over a book or movie in my life. It's ridiculous. I feel like I'm 12 again and I alternate between laughing at myself and hanging my head in shame over it. I try to keep myself under control, but it doesn't always work. And the excitement building up to New Moon coming out has pretty much taken over my life lately. My friend, the one I blame for all of this, I'll call her The Enabler, has only encouraged my Twitardedness. Whenever I see her I pretty much involuntarily start bouncing up and down. I can't help it. If there are a lot of non-twihard people around I can atleast usually keep my SQUEEEEEEE down to a 6 inch voice. I've still gotten plenty of looks.

So here's to hoping this movie totally rocks! I'm pretty confident that even if it is bad I'll still love it just because it's Twilight related. I've heard very good things about it though and it looks like it's going to be amazing from the little that I have seen. I do have moments of panic that saving myself like I have will have the opposite effect that I was hoping and I will have put the movie on a pedastal (get it? 40 Year Old Virgin reference. Any one?), but I don't think that will be the case.

What are your feelings on the New Moon movie or the whole Twilight deal? Are you head over heels for it? Think it's the stupidest thing ever? Do you have a plan for seeing the movie? I want to know!


Amers425 said...

OH YOU KNOW WHAT I FEEL!!! SQEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! YES!!!! 12 more hours!!!!

Pony Girl said...

Hee hee! Did you have to ask? I can So relate to what you wrote in this post. I am excited you are seeing it at midnight, I truly wish I was but I'm seeing it twice this weekend so that will be good. I have seen some of the trailers. I honestly don't think they looked like they showed much but I got all clappy and squeal-ish when I saw them, hee!! Honestly, I am a little worried about the difference in directors. I think I read somewhere that each book is like it's own movie. In other words, each one will be a little different. A lot of people criticized Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight. I personally loved what she did with it creatively. In her defense, she had a very limited budget. There was no budget on New Moon, I'm sure! And Chris Weitz is using a lot of green screen and special effects that are created in post production, rather than done with stunt doubles. So I am worried it might look "fakey." I did hear that New Moon follows the book better than Twilight did. Anyway, one thing is for sure, we Twilight fans are sure tough cookies to please and are loyal to our brand!
Okay, back to eating the mint milanos you sent me (and drinking eggnog) while I continue watching my Twilight DVD in prep for tomorrow....I'm about to see the grand baseball scene!!!

Anonymous said...

12 years old again, eh? You need to get home & clean your room then lil girl!!!! Ha!!! I can just see you silly!!!
Love you, Mom

Elisheba_Amalia said...

I love the books too.
I the movies!!!

Koontz said...

Hmmm, the Enabler, huh? Interesting title for Amy. So, lets see, is there any of the girls who aren't Twihards? Hell, even Rob has started! Starting to feel left out. I think I might have to go read the books now. But don't tell anyone!