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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tennisward Video!

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Okay so I am not good with these kind of things so I know this is not like awesome sauce, but at least it gives you some eye candy and a little more of Tennisward : ) Thanks to everyone who voted for his theme song and who sent in pics, especially FrenzyWhispers and MsSammyDean for their contributions! There are a couple of manips in there, but its mostly just hot tennis guys to oogle. If you don't want to watch more tennis after this I think you might have a problem. : ) Enjoy and thanks again for all the love for Tennisward!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Long time no see

Sorry I have been slacking on teasers, I honestly just haven't had time since I've been updating so quickly. *go me* But I have created a Tennisward blinkie and wanted to share it with you : ) It's nothing super special but it's nice to look at. If you'd like the code please let me know and I can get it to you.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

GSM Chapter 10 Teaser

I was afraid of two things: clowns and thunderstorms. When I was little, before my dad stopped actually being a father to me, I used to curl up in his chair with him whenever a big storm rolled through Forks. After he left I would just cry and cry with the covers over my head, waiting for it to pass. And now I would always just creep over to Jasper’s room and crawl into bed with him. He would just hold me and tell me it was okay. He never teased me about it and never complained, even when I cried silently all over his shirt. As much as he wanted to be that safe place for me, something was always off. He dulled away the terror, but it didn’t go away.

I gasped as the thunder rang out again, trying to fight back the tears in my eyes. I wrapped myself up in my blanket and got up, wobbling across my floor and towards the front door.
I shuffled down the hallway and stopped outside Alice and Jasper’s room. I was half-tempted to knock and beg them to let me stay with them, but as I leaned in I heard noises that at that time were a lot scarier than the thunder. I didn’t even want to think about what they were doing.

I spun around and eyed Edward’s door down the hallway. I took a few tentative steps, jumping with another roll of thunder. I bit down on my lip and knocked lightly on his door, not even expecting him to answer. Even if he was there and he was alone, I couldn’t imagine that he wanted to talk to me.

I found myself chewing on the edge of my blanket as I waited for him to answer. Just as I was about to walk away his door swung open and he leaned against the doorway looking like he’d just rolled out of bed. He wore flannel pajama pants, hung low on his hips. His hair was a mess of epic proportions, sticking up every which way and for a moment I panicked, thinking he might not be alone. That looked like sex hair.

“Bella what are you doing? It’s after midnight,” he mumbled, his voice thick with sleep.

“I uh…Listen I know it sounds really stupid but I have this intense fear of thunderstorms…” A tear slipped down my cheek. “And I usually go and lay with Jasper, but um…him and Alice are busy and I didn’t know where else to go.” I diverted my eyes to the floor.

“Why don’t you call Jacob, I’m sure he’d be happy to come over,” he snapped.

“Oh okay. This coming from a 24 hour whore motel?” My breath hitched in my throat as I turned away from him. I don’t even know where that came from. This was a mistake. “Forget it,” I stuttered as I started walking away.


I'm thinking next update on Monday-ish

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Eclipse Review

So I know this isn't necessarily related to GSM but I wanted to say what I thought about Eclipse so if you're interested great, if not no worries.

Warning: Again if you do not want to know ANYTHING about the movie in particular please don’t read it. I will be discussing certain scenes and although there shouldn’t be any spoilers plot wise, if you don’t want to know anything then stop reading right now.

Okay, so for starters I thought I should do a quick overview of how I reacted to the first two movies, just as a base. I like them, I think they’re fun to watch. However I thought there were A LOT of problems with them. I’m not one of those fans who nit picks little things because I realize that they have to change some things when you translate things from book to screen. It’s going to happen. That being said, I feel like in Twilight especially they took that to a whole other level. I was really disappointed in the development of Edward and Bella’s relationship and honestly if I hadn’t read the books I would have wondered why the hell they were so in love. Although I thought New Moon was a little melodramatic in the music, I thought they did a better job of developing Jake and Bella’s relationship there, so as Team Edward I was a little pissed that I found that to be a better movie in that aspect.

Okay moving onto Eclipse. So Eclipse is my favorite book of the series. I’ve read it the most times out of any. I love the intensity between Edward and Jacob, I love the backgrounds of the Cullens, love the intensity of Edward and Bella’s relationship, love the action. After the first two movies being a slight disappointment, And since this was my favorite book I felt like I was going to be a little more critical with it than the first two. I’ll just say I went in expecting the worst, and hoping for the best. I only say that because I thought the previews for the first two looked good and like I said was a little disappointed in the final project. Let me just say…Eclipse does not disappoint. That script that was "leaked" is very similar to the movie, but not exact. I know a lot of people did not like that script, but I thought it actually translated very well on screen.

The opening scene grabs you right away. It shows Riley being attacked and it’s a really intense part. It’s dark and rainy and you really feel the suspense. I really liked Riley the whole way through, he played his part extremely well and I was really happy with him, except for the fact that he was trying to kill people I like.

The acting in Eclipse is far superior to the first two, Kristen especially. I barely even recognized her (acting wise). There weren’t as many long pauses, or excessive blinking. I didn’t mind it before but it was a little distracting so I thought she improved really well on that. The only thing I literally hated about this entire movie was Bella’s wig. It didn’t look as bad as I was expecting but there were a few scenes that it was really distracting. In the long run, didn’t bring down the movie though. It’s just hair.

Rob looks stunning in this movie. I thought he looked terrible in New Moon, which is hard for me to say because it’s Rob, but it was true. They put him in terrible clothes and caked the makeup on and I just thought it made him look terrible. He’s truly back to his Twilight form or maybe even better in Eclipse. The clothes, hair, makeup is perfect. I also felt like Edward was a lot more playful in some of his scenes than he was before, which is something that I missed from the books. I felt like they wrote Edward as too brooding in Twilight and New Moon. He has a fun side and I think that was missing until now.

Jacob was Jacob. I’m not on Team Jacob as far as Bella goes, but I don’t hate him. His scenes with Bella were fun and intense. Seeing him interact with Edward more was interesting. The only thing I would say about Jake was it was really weird hearing him swear. I don’t know why it just sounded like it shouldn’t be coming out of his mouth, I know I’m odd.

Now for Jasper. Jasper, Jasper, Jasper. He is my favorite character in this whole series and let me just say he completely steals this movie, which makes me happy because he was barely in the first two. He’s a complete badass in the fight scenes and I loved seeing him more in his element. And I can’t even tell you how happy I was to see some cute Jalice moments. I think they are amazing and Stephenie should write their book.

And a short note about Charlie. Amazing like always. I don’t even think I have to say anything else.

I thought the flashbacks were perfect. In the book I thought they dragged on a little too long, but in the movie they’re perfect. It was cool to see Rosalie and Jasper in the past and see where they came from. It’s not too overbearing and you don’t get lost in them, which I was worried about.

The music and score was so well done, I loved it. Fit really well with each scene and wasn’t too much. Loved the wardrobe in general.

Now a few of my favorite scenes:

The sex talk with Charlie was hilarious. Billy played it so well and I actually felt the embarrassment that Bella felt.

The leg hitch. So much hotter than I was expecting. In fact the whole movie was quite a bit hotter in that department than I was expecting which I was happy about.

The brief graduation scene was great. Jessica’s speech was awesome. Seeing Edward in a graduation cap, priceless.

And of course the big fight at the end. I thought it was intense and very well done. I actually really liked how they portrayed the vampires and how they die. It’s different from the first two slightly, but I’m willing to overlook the continuity because I thought it was great. They literally can shatter like marble. For example in the big fight at the end, Emmett basically punches a newborn in the head so hard that it just shatters. Edward going all WWE badass on Riley and Victoria was awesome.

The rest of the audience seemed to receive it really well. They laughed when they were supposed to and I don’t think there were any “spidermonkey” or awkward Alice vision moments at all. And there were a lot more guys there than I was expecting and they actually looked like they really got into it so its definitely a guy friendly movie.

So overall I’d give it like a 4.5 out of 5. Definitely best of the series and I already want to go see it again. The way I judge if it was a good adaptation of the book is if I get the same feeling watching it that I got reading the book. That didn’t happen for the first 2, it definitely happened with this one. Not that I need to tell you but, go see it : )


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

GSM Chapter 9 Teaser

Here’s a little preview of the next chapter! It’s off to London so Edward can play in Wimbledon, which by the way in case you didn’t know is going on right now. Any predictions on how our boy is going to fare? Looks like Bella is taking the avoidance route to try and figure out what’s really going on with her and Edward.

Also on another note, who’s excited for Eclipse? I know some of you don’t get to see it yet and I send my heartfelt sympathies. I would go insane. I will be posting my review probably tomorrow on the blog in case you’d like to know what I thought. If not that’s okay too. Whatever floats your boat. I don’t think there can be too many spoilers since I assume most of us have read the books, but I guess if you’re trying to stay totally spoiler free for the movie then don’t read it when I post it : )




“Hey do you guys want to go get something to eat? We can go out after.” Emmett asked as we all separated to our respective rooms.

“Uh…no I think I’m just going to stay and unpack. I’m not really hungry,” I shook my head.

“Are you sure?” Alice said.

“Yeah you guys all go.” I smiled and started in to my room. “Have fun though.”

“Okay everyone meet down in the lobby in ten,” Emmett said, pulling Rose into their room.

Edward waited until everyone else was in their rooms before he started towards me.

“Do you want me to stay with you?”

“No it’s okay. Go out.” I tried to avoid his eyes. The trick is to look at the eyebrows.
That way it looks like you’re looking at them but you’re really not. A few inches lower would be the death of me.

“Okay,” Edward mumbled. He shuffled back to his room as I closed my door behind me.

My room was huge, probably almost the size of my apartment. There was a small living room area with a bar and a small kitchen. French doors off the living room opened up to a luxurious bedroom with a king sized bed and its own balcony and bathroom.

I plopped down on the bed and closed my eyes. “Operation Avoid Edward” was in full effect and so far I was doing good. I actually said no to him. Of course it was only to dinner so that wasn’t a big test, but it was something.

I unpacked all my clothes, hanging some up in the closet and putting the rest in the drawers. I barely even heard the knock on the door. I skipped over to it, expecting to find anything except for what I did.

“Hey I brought you some food.” Edward held out a box and came inside. “It’s a chicken sandwich, I hope that’s okay.”

“Um…yeah that’s fine. Thank you, you didn’t have to do that.” I glanced back at the door, assuming he was going to leave now.

“Are you sure you don’t want to go out with us? I mean I could stay in and we could watch a movie or something?” He stuck his hands in his pockets.

“Edward…” I sighed. “What are you doing?”

“I think we’re just headed to a bar down the street.”

“No I mean…what are you doing? What is all this?” I held up the box of food.

“Bringing food, medicine, staying in when your friends are going to the bar. That’s not who you are.”

He blinked a few times, trying to process what I’d just said. In all honesty I don’t know why I said it, but everything was just becoming too much.

“I…” He started. “I don’t really know who I am.”




Update will be either tomorrow or Thursday

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

GSM Chapter 6 Teaser


I know I was sitting in front of hundreds of people, but I literally felt like someone was just staring at me. Not just a casual glance, but enough to make me feel uncomfortable. I glanced behind Mike and sighed when I saw Edward just outside the tunnel. He bit down on his lip and twirled his racquet roughly in his hands as he stared at Mike and I. Actually it was more like glaring a thousand fucking daggers. I tried to pay attention to what Mike was saying, but I couldn’t break away from Edward. I felt like he had this hold on me, like I was only allowed to look away when he wanted me to. And he was holding his ground.


“Bella?” Mike asked.


I blinked a few times and let out a shaky breath as I forced my eyes to him. “I’m sorry what?”


“Would you want to go to a movie or something?” He smiled nervously.


“Oh. Um…I’m really busy with this job Mike I don’t really know if that’s a good idea.”


“Okay.” His shoulders fell.


Why was it so easy to say no to him? It was a simple word. No. How come it wasn’t even in my damn vocabulary as far as Edward was concerned?


“Excuse me.” I got up, hoping to make a graceful exit away from this situation. I noticed Edward was gone and I didn’t see anyone I knew, so I started down the tunnel hoping to run into Emmett, Alice or Rose.


As soon as I rounded the corner, someone grabbed my arm and pushed me gently back against the concrete.


“What were you doing with that douchetool?” Edward said. His eyes almost looked completely black with anger.


“Excuse me?”


“Newton. What were you doing with him?”


“Talking,” I shrugged and glanced down at his fingers grasped around my arm. “Let go of me.”


He sighed and released my arm, but didn’t falter in his gaze. “I didn’t like it.”


“Edward I’m a big girl, I think I can handle myself.” I started to walk away but he blocked my way with his arm. “Edward…” I narrowed my eyes at him and he dropped his arm.


“I’m…sorry. I’m just really stressed out and…” He clenched his eyes shut. His fingers gripped so tight around his racquet I was sure that he was going to snap it. A low rumble escaped his lips and I knew he was close to losing it.


“It’s okay.” I didn’t even think as I reached out to him and tilted his chin up. “Edward look at me,” I whispered. He finally opened his eyes again and they were just slightly softer than before, the emerald green barely tinting the outsides. “It’s okay.” I nodded.


He smiled sadly and turned away.


“Edward?” I called after him.


“Yeah?”


“Your forehands look amazing…” I smirked.


“Oh I love it when you talk dirty.”


So it looks like we're getting some of that competition you're all looking for ; ) I wonder if Jake's going to step back into the mix as well. I'm going for Thursday as the next update. Enjoy.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Edward POV

So I've had quite a few requests/questions about getting an Edward POV so I have decided that if/when we get to 750 reviews for this story I will post an outtake of EPOV. I'll post a poll with a few different choices once we reach this goal and you guys can pick which you'd like. I really appreciate it when you guys leave a review so I'd love to give you a reward as a thank you. I'll post this announcement with the next update as well.