Twilosophy: Julia Jones / Leah Clearwater is a bad-ass bitch!

*for Eclipse purity/virgins this is a clip from the movie, turn away! Or watch, whatevs! I figure since we’ve gotten like minimal access to anything Eclipse, might as well!*

Don't even make me flip the bitch switch

Dear Julia Jones / Leah Clearwater –

After watching that clip I gotta say I’m even more excited to see you as Leah Clearwater in Eclipse. I usually see Leah as a bitchy, busy body but I think, especially after this clip, I get it now.

Of course we know Leah’s backstory: she was victim to the age ol imprinting switch-a-roo. Ok, so not everyone’s a werewolf with mystical mating DNA, but the situation is a classic tale. Boy likes girl, boy and girl go out, boy meets girl’s friend (cousin in this case) and pulls the ol’ swith-a-roo and leaves girl heartbroken while she has to act semi happy for them while dying on the inside. So sure, I get that that can lead to bitchy behavior especially when you have to be around said couple all the time and even worse in Leah’s case HEAR the thoughts of this boy and all their other mutual friends who know all the dirty details. Ugh, that would s-u-c-k.

But I also think it runs deeper than that for Leah. Having been in that position of being jilted she can understand Jacob probably a little better than all the guys. Jacob too was jilted by Bella after almost having a chance with her but is then forced to stick around and try to take the high road. So Leah knows what Jacob is going through, she’s not just a bitch because she’s bitter about her own life she probably feels a bit like kindred spirits with Jacob on some level.

Yup, look who's in front!

Being a girl who has a bunch of close guy friends and a close brother I can see how even if she doesn’t want to, she feels connected to them on a deep level, not only because she’s part of a pack with them but deep down she probably wants only the best for them and if that means telling a girl who causes nothing but drama and heartache to get lost, than so be it.  Been there and done that and will do it a billion more time if necessary. Besides, I’m sure it’s annoying being the only girl around who has to hear every gross, boy thought they have, so why wouldn’t you tell the girl who causes this mess to scam? Self-preservation is a strong motivator.

Before the whole Renesmee thing happened it seemed like a Leah/Jacob pairing on some level was a foregone conclusion. I mean why were they running around in the woods and having conversations for what seemed like a billion years if they weren’t going to somehow end up together. If not romantic but some sort of “misery loves company” scenario. Instead he ends up with the baby spawn of the girl who broke his heart. Why? So many questions. Why does that happen to Leah and what does that mean for her future? But that’s probably a question for Ms. Meyer herself  or a letter to be sent out into the cosmic void here at LTT. Another day…

However, With just that one line, Julia, you added so many layers to my idea of Leah and makes me want to go re-read all her parts and ponder what seems like one of the most tragic characters in the saga.

HBIC’s unite!
Themoonisdown

So what do you think about Leah, is her ‘tude understandable? Have you ever been in her position? Are you happy to see a strong female come into play in the Twi saga?

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  • http://twitter.com/Jayde17 Jayde

    I REALLY wanna watch, but I am staying pure!!!

    • tuesdaymidnight

      Yay! I didn’t watch it either! *twists Twi-purity ring*

      • http://www.twitter.com/_lindelle Lindelle

        Twi-prudes unite!

        • http://twitter.com/Jayde17 Jayde

          Twi-Prudes and purity rings FTMFW!

      • Obava

        You guys got purity rings? Mine must have gotten lost in the mail…
        Stayin’ pure for Edward-
        obava

      • Bandmum

        *Clutching P-ring* notwatching notwatching notwatching

    • Willow45

      Wow, you purity girls are amazing! I can’t even get through Christmas without opening all my presents and peeking, then re-sealing them!
      I’m just a mini Miley slut bucket when it comes to spoilers.

      • Michelle

        My sister always peeked at our gifts and wanted to tell me what was in them and I always refused! Love surprises :)

    • http://www.twitter.com/KatOfDiamonds KatOfDiamonds

      heh, Sorry Jayde. I watched. ;o)

    • Michelle

      Nice work Jayde! I’m with you on this one… staying pure, oh so pure! I can’t wait for the movie to be out and for me to watch it so I can watch the damn Oprah ep and Ellen and allllll of those fun pre-Eclipse interviews too! I can’t watch them yet because they always chuck on these sneaky sneaky sneak peeks in the middle of the interview!

      I went and saw SATC2 the other day with a group of NON-TWI gf’s and the Eclipse preview was on…. I made a right dick of myself in the cinema hiding my eyes and sneaking my fingers in my ears, trying not to hear anything. My gf’s thought I was crazy, but surely… THAT’S NORMAL??!

  • tuesdaymidnight

    I do think her attitude is understandable. Normally, I’d probably say she bitches too much and she should get over it. I’m pretty sure she annoyed me a little in the books. But, now that I think about it, having to *hear* every thought that the rest of the wolfpack has when they’re in wolfy form? I’m pretty sure I’d be horrified to see what goes on in one man’s mind, let alone a whole pack.

    Bitch away, Leah. Bitch away.

    • http://twitter.com/Jayde17 Jayde

      I really loved Book Leah. Hoping I like Movie Leah as much…
      And I was all for her bitching! The guy she was madly in love with imprinted on her cousin. I would be piiiiiiissed.

      • Luludee

        Yay! I never disliked Leah either, and I was a little sad that it seemed like so many people didn’t like her.
        I’m looking forward to movie Leah too! I wonder if they will spend more than a passing comment on her backstory..

    • whyamidoingthis

      You know, I think I’d actually rather listen to dudes’ thoughts (sex, food, naps, sex), than to chicks': Is my rump too big? This tail makes my ass look fat. She thinks she’s so much better than the rest of us just ’cause her red highlights improve the dramatic hue of her fur. My haunches are leaner than hers.

      Oh dear, I am comment crazy today. Never new Leah stirred so much in me….

      • Luludee

        Hahaha, excellent point! Had the wolfpack been heavily populated by women, Victoria wouldn’t need her new vampire army, she could just spread some gossip around the pack and let them take care of themselves.

        • tuesdaymidnight

          Oh, I definitely agree. A female wolfpack would be much worse to hear the thoughts of. I think the female mind goes a mile a minute. A pack would just be cacophonous.

  • lindsaylee

    I don’t think ill watch it either, Kristen’s face us a bit much for the am.

    I am not a Leah fan. I can get her deal in BD, but most of the time I can’t stand her. She is a strong female character just like Bella is “independent.”

    She and i would not be friends.

    • TeamJacobEdward

      I’ll speak for Leah here, “Why can’t we be friends?”

      :)

      • lindsaylee

        It would get to the point when I would say, “enough leah, we all know how much your life sucks… and (jump forward to bd) just eat the freeaking human food, your starting to pidd everyone off”

        That is why we wouldn’t be freinds, maybe in eclipse I would be on her side, but eventually id move on to one of the other whiney girls.

    • TeamJorts

      Kristen’s crazy weave is WAY too much for the AM. HAHA!

      • roslynstephanieselene

        Anyone else think she and Kristen could be best fake lesbian friends?
        Kristen’s Best Fake-Lesbian Friends:
        Twilight=Nikki Reed
        New Moon=Dakota Fanning
        Eclipse=Leah(? I don’t know the actress’s real name)
        Me thinks yes! LOL

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  • SarahG

    Twi-prudes unite!! I’m not going to watch because I’ve already been subjected to enough “surpises” with all the promos that have popped up during my favorite shows. However, I liked Leah in the books, and I definitely still think a Jacob/Leah pairing would have been a MUCH better ending than that Reneesme debacle. Team Leah, anyone?

    • http://www.twitter.com/_lindelle Lindelle

      Team Leah!! Seconded.

    • Obava

      Team Leah thirded!

    • Bandmum

      SarahG, I keep trying to catch you but you’re always on before me.

      I’m in Montgomery, too. You can catch me on Twitter – @Bandmum1.

      Hope you see this!

      • SarahG

        Hello fellow Montgomerian! I am @ThatsMrsG2You. I’ll try to find you on Twitter. :)

  • Vi

    I didn’t like leah in the books… but I find her way more interesting in the movies.

    That might be because she’s hot.
    Like whoa hot.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_lindelle Lindelle

    Aw, I like Leah, despite all the bitterness. I think her and Jacob could have had one of the only normal representations this series has of the start of a real-life relationship (i.e. gradually falling in love based on friendship and mutual experiences, rather than “I just looked at you and we’re instantly in all-consuming, supernatural love”). BUT then again, I guess we’re not reading this series to see accurate portrayals of real-life relationships are we?
    Still, I’d take Leah/Jacob over Jacob/Renesmenasty ANY day. Team Leah! (surprise, surprise ;))

    • Alice_NaA

      I second this. Maybe Moon and UC could aks S.M. about Leah and about her choice not to pair her with Jacob. Also that lunch/afternoon/day should become a summercamp, soo many questions!!!

      • shygirl

        I’d much rather read a novella on Leah post BD then one about Bree. Ask Stephanie if she has plans to give us a look into Leah’s future..

    • gizmo

      My thoughts exactly. It would be a mature pairing. They just get each other. I doesn’t have to be all-consuming love for everyone, they could make something good out of their shitty situations. That storyline would be so much more endearing than another supernatural, not to mention disturbing, imprint. AND it would leave Jacob with some dignity in the end. And I’m not even a Jacob fan.

      • Willow45

        It would leave Jacob with some dignity in the end! Right on! Instead of “imprinting” on the spawn from hell. Whose mother you were in love with, whose father will be able to read your mind and every nasty, naked thing you do with his daughter. Renesmee will grow up saying, “Uncle Jakey, why you moan my mommie’s name when you touch me?” Ugh! Gross!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ScienceGeek91 Rob’s slow mo’ strut

    *Scroll’s back to the top of the post* Wait, Leah has a tattoo?
    Inner voice: Of course she has, you dumbo. She’s part of the wolfpack too, isn’t she?
    Yes, but how come I haven’t noticed that before?
    Inner voice: Maybe her bitchface didn’t let you look at that pic for very long.

    YOu’ll have to forgive my inner monologue. When you wake up after your hour-long afternoon nap, you tend to lose all coherent thought.

    BUTTT, I have to admit I was really hoping Jacob/LEah to hit it off once they started being able to stand each other. It would have been perfect; two people dumped by their lovers and re-united by their misery. BUt no. SM had to go in and bring in the demon spawn into the equation.

    I am still groggy from my sleep. It’s 32 degrees Celsius outside and I feel like I’m sitting on a stove.

    • snmlamb

      I feel FAIL for sitting here wondering if 32C is hot. Damn my American education.

      • TeamJacobEdward

        Hahaha! Me too! I’m like, “Huh? That makes no sense, 32° isn’t hot, its cold… Wait she said celsius… Um what is that work out to in normal (fahrenheit) degrees? I know -40° is -40° with either. But 32°C? No clue what she’s talking about…”

        And that is when I found a conversion calculator… roughly 90°F… (Much warmer than the 61° and rainy it is here.)

        Hooray for the internet. I didn’t think I was going to have to think this hard reading LTT today.

    • Glo

      First Jacob was never Bella lover or her boyfriend. Don’t get it twisted.

  • Tigerkitten36

    Team Leah. Watch the video — being a virgin is over rated.

    Did you notice that she was spot on when she delivered her line. (Take notes Kris) Could you image having to hear and see all the packs thoughts while in wolf form?

    I wanted Jacob and Leah to get it on in the book. But to end up as Bella’s son in law….UGH. Breaking Dawn was not my favorite book and Im not sure how they are going to pull it off making it into a movie. Maybe they can do it computerized like Avatar?

    • aleisha

      were you hoping for them to get it on as humans or wolves?

    • TeamJacobEdward

      “being a virgin is over rated”

      WIN!

    • Cam

      “take notes Kris” — Amen! I thought the same thing after her delivery of one line! Maybe we’ll actually have another good actress in the series. Anna Kendrick has got to be lonely. (Ducking, running for cover and waiting for a thumbs down.)

      • Willow45

        (Ducking, running for cover and waiting for a thumbs down)

        For what? Speaking the truth? Never! lol
        *thumbs up*

  • Obava

    Yup, I am a Leacob (??) shipper (not “worshipper,” but “relationshipper,” UC!).

    Jacob and Leah had some special moments (in their heads, but still…) and I thought for sure they were going to end up together. I was really rooting for that. It seemed a natural progression of their relationship.

    Then that stupid baby came along- I wonder if Leah felt as blindsided by that as I did? Boy, if we thought she was bitter before! Maybe SM will write a novella about Leah :)

    xo obava

    • kat

      I wondered while reading BD what the point of Leah was. Was it just to introduce a chick into the wolf pack? Was it to throw us all off the Bella/Jacob pairing think that Lecob would get together? What was the point???? I was so disappointed in how Leah and her whole story arch just kind of disappeared and was suddenly meaningless.

      • Lovintherain

        I wondered the same thing when reading BD. There were so many pages devoted to Leah and Jacob running around in the woods….maybe she was just used as a comparison for us to see what might have happened to Jacob if he had continued to pine for Bella.

        • mandie k

          leah’s character arc wasn’t meaningless, i would say she was, not an anchor so to speak but someone that could truly relate and understand jacob’s pining for bella. to want something that badly and know without a doubt that you could NEVER have it. thats whats pissing me off with all the “a choice will be made” promo sh*t. in the books bella had no choice it would always be edward. and in new moon when she ALMOST kissed jacob, she questioned the entire time if she could settle. at least thats how i read it.

      • Owning It

        I thought I had heard Stephenie say once that if she ever took up writing the Twilight Saga again, she would be interested in starting it with Jacob and Renesmee, when they are older. Perhaps Leah will succumb to the Supernatural Love like the rest of the characters, and imprint on Janesmee’s baby… Ummm… what comes around, goes around??? (TWSS)

    • kitkat

      Interesting thought about Leah feeling blindsided. Not gonna lie, she kind of dropped off my radar, feelings-wise, after we got out of Jake’s head. I bet you’re right, though. She and Jake connected about their hurt. I think she’ll be okay eventually. She seemed to have some good plans for getting herself together in the future.

  • chochang

    i need to say this (out loud). jacob’s in a shirt again while all the wolves are topless (‘cept for leah of course). why so? and in new moon too..

    p.s. sorry for being off topic

  • http://cantgoogleeverything.blogspot.com Rachel B

    hmmm. I watched this clip last night and I thought her attitude was a little over the top. Over-reacting (or is that over acting?) in my opinion. Of course, its just a clip so I wont judge until I see how it flows with the whole movie.

    And I always thought she was mad beacuse she had to get that terrible haircut when she became a wolf? no?

  • SparkleCakes

    I always related really well to Leah, not so much on a jilted lover level, but on a lone chick in a peen posse level. I always (still do) have very few female friends (color you shocked, right?) since guys seem to not take my, umm….abrasive? personality quirks to heart. It was very easy to get bitchy with girls that were messing with my friends because of that bond. I liked Leah in the books but after seeing this clip, I think
    I’m going to LOVE her.

  • Carrie Jo

    “And I always thought she was mad beacuse she had to get that terrible haircut when she became a wolf? no?” (Ha-Ha–Love it!)

    I love Leah in the books. I think any girl dealing with her true love moving onto her cousin and worrying about whether she’s a normal girl would harden her and make any nastiness totally excusable.

    I have never been in Leah’s position b/c when I was in love with Mr CJ and he hadn’t fallen for me yet, I told all my girlfriends that he was entirely off-limits and I’d strangle any one of them that flirted with him :)

    Does anyone else think it would have been weird for Leah and Jake to end up together? How does “I hate/love Sam” and “I hate/love Bella” (and we get that about each other) turn into “I love YOU”? I feel like one or the other of them would always be questioning the other’s feelings–especially when they knew every thought in the other person’s head and would know if they were conflicted about moving on etc. And wouldn’t it be hard to stay in love with someone when you really knew every time they were irrationally annoyed with you b/c you knew their every thought?

    • shygirl

      I agree 100%

      • tuesdaymidnight

        Though I rather like the idea of Jacob not imprinting on Bella’s baby, I agree that he and Leah wouldn’t have worked. They would have had to have imprinted on each other… and I just can’t see that working with two wolves in the same pack… and I am thinking about this way too much now.

        • Carrie Jo

          Yeah, it’s a little sad how much thought I put into the whole Jacob-Leah thing too :)….but I can say that about anything having to do with the Twilight universe!

  • Robjunkie

    Well look who’s wearing tweed today. It suits you.

    I think I’m gonna have to read the whole series again. Confession: I’ve only read the books once each (gasp!) And to be honest, I mostly glossed over the parts that did not revolve around Edward and Bella. I know, I know, sagafail. It seems like I’ve missed so many layers of the story. I think the reason I haven’t read the books more than once is because I didn’t want to be disappointed, like maybe I would be more critical and disparaging of the writing. I wanted to preserve that feeling of being so transfixed by the story that the purpleness of the prose wouldn’t matter. Now I fear that I may just be too derisive. Has anybody else felt like this about the saga? Will I still be swept up in the story if I read it again?

    • Mandy

      I was swept up by it each time. However, on my 3rd reading through (of 4, I think) I fell out of love with Edward and put on my Team Jacob badge. Just a warning.

    • Luludee

      I’ve only read the whole saga once too. I’ve thought about reading it again, and part of me wants to. But the other part of me wants to read other books on my very long list and do other things. Plus I didn’t want to be swept up and consumed by the whole thing again….
      So now instead of rereading, I just read and comment on a blog about the saga every day! #Normal

      • Kadie

        I wasn’t swept up on later reads (I’ve done 4 now…that’s normal, right?). I actually was able to read through and enjoy the whole story as well as pick up on details that I was missing while I was pining over Edward myself. And honestly…as much as Jacob irritated me during the first read, I began to really appreciate him in the subsequent reads for who he was and what he added to the story. My head is convinced that he was a much better pick for Bella, but during the first read, I totally was as obsessed with Edward as Bella was.

        I suggest a re-read just to appreciate some of the details.

  • http://www.twitter.com/antisocialangel fangbanger

    Hmm… I’m too sleepy to watch the clip. I didn’t really like Leah in the books though. She was just so angry. While understandable, that’s not a way to live. And I certainly don’t want to hear how FREAKING ANGRY someone is all of the time. Get over yourself, ya know? Life sucks sometimes, but… I don’t know. I’m just an optimist, I guess.

    I don’t know about movie Leah. She’s pretty but I always imagined her having really long hair. I know that makes no sense because the dudes had to cut their hair off, but… I just like long hair on girls. I guess I’d be pissed too if I had that awful hair cut.

    She should have ended up with Jake. They deserved each other.

    • kat

      I think she should have ended up with Jaje too. They are more suited for each other. I thought Jacob hated vampires with the fire of a thousand suns because they were “natural” enemies? The he falls in love with one??? It was too much for me.

      I really thought SM might get them together after Jacob got hurt in Eclipse while jumping in front of a vampire attack on Leah during the fight scene.

      Sigh.

    • snowwhitedrifted

      My hair thumbsdowned you. It’s short and has a mind (and apparantly thumbs) of it’s own.
      ;)

  • kat

    I think those are excellent questions for Mrs. Meyer. Maybe you could ask her about Leah and her future when you see her. I think I remember reading somewhere forever ago that Stephenie thought that Leah still had a story to tell. Well, I want to read it SM!!!!! Write woman, write!!!

  • Steph

    For real. Why didn’t SM write a novella about Leah? Duh!

    • Dreaming of Forks

      I agree…I always thought that there might be more to Leah’s story. I didn’t really like her at first, until we learned more about why she is bitter. Then I really kind of felt bad for her. I think there could be so much more there either to add to her back story or what happens to her after BD. She was the character I found myself asking more about rather than Bree.

    • embarrassedblogger

      cuz leah sees a lot of naked boys… SM wouldn’t know how to write about that!

      fade to black…..

      • Steph

        Yes, that would be the work of fanfic defs!

  • allryans

    I don’t want to talk about Leah – yeah she’s great and had great delivery and she looked hot in that clip – but what I can’t help but notice is:

    WHY ARE THERE SO MANY *DRAMATIC PAUSES* between lines in this freaking series? Nothing happens organically in any of the scenes I’ve seen so far – for example:

    “Ok that’s enough guys”
    CUE SAD FACE FROM BELLA…
    CUE CHAGRINED FACE FROM JAKE …
    CUE LEAH WALKING PAST
    *10 seconds later*
    “Go away, bitchella.”
    CUE CHAGRINED FACE FROM BELLA …
    CUE MAD FACE FROM JAKE …
    CUE GIGGLY FACE FROM PROF. QUIRREL …
    CUE …

    Stop it, Twilight Saga. Just get the point already. GAH!

    • gizmo

      Yes! I’ve noticed that, too. They all have the worst timing. It’s so annoying, ruined a lot of the scenes for me so far. That is my biggest issue with Mullsten’s acting. She delivers her lines just fine, but her timing is so bad. Amateurish. She’s always a beat to late. I bet it confuses the others.
      Thumb me down all you want.

    • whyamidoingthis

      I heart your liberal use of the word “chagrined”.
      #truefan
      xo

    • aleisha

      “WHY ARE THERE SO MANY *DRAMATIC PAUSES* between lines in this freaking series?”

      To give KS time to bite her lip and Rob time to make that pained face.

      • snowwhitedrifted

        Yes, Rob is a big fan of Tribiani, “Smell the fart” acting.

        • snmlamb

          Friends and Twi…you rock.

    • sassysmart

      I love you for including Prof Quirell in this scene. It’s PERFECT!

    • tuesdaymidnight

      YES! That’s exactly the problem! I could never pin it down before, but there’s a definite cheesy soap opera feel to both Twi and NM. It gives them both an unnecessary angsty feeling… kind of like a bunch of teenagers (or teenage-ish) taking themselves too seriously…

  • TeamJorts

    I’m also being an Eclipse prude and staying pure, BUT I will say from the posters and what not I think the actress playing Leah looks too old! Everyone else looks around age appropriate and she looks…..well older than she should be. Not that she’s old because she’s not, that is just the first thing I noticed.

    I feel like Leah in the books was way TOO ragey. I mean she’s gonna be sad, but why is she constantly yelling? They make pills for that. And it never even crossed my mind that her and Jacob would get together cause I was focusing on if he’d la push her off a cliff for being so effing annoying. But I would have rather seen a novella about her than Bree, so I agree with previous comments on that subject!

    • embarrassedblogger

      leah has crazy roid rage because her massive rack is giving her back problems, duh! ;-)

      • TeamJorts

        Tomfoolery, she gets to see those hot pack members naked all the time, she should be grinning ear to ear. With the exception of her brother of course.

        • embarrassedblogger

          ew. yeah, awkward…

        • aleisha

          Maybe that’s why Leah looks old — seeing my brother’s junk all the time would age me too.

        • snowwhitedrifted

          I thumbs-upped you for, “Tomfoolery”. Ahh, takes me back to that Beastie Boys song.

          • TeamJorts

            OHHH Beastie Boys kick so much a**! Woot! Being a kid of the 80s and teen in the 90’s was so special.

  • TeamJacobEdward

    Yeah I get it. I’d be all salty and defensive about Jacob too if I were in Leah’s shoes.

    Life sucks for her not only was she ditched for another, but it was her cousin that was like a sister. Then to to it off she gets fist-hand accounts of her ex’s feelings for the other chick. Probably even some intimate thoughts about her AND she can’t hide her feelings about out all from her ex.

    Yeah, salty doesn’t begin to explain it…

    I didn’t like her at all at first, but when I read the books a second time I really felt for her and thought she and Jacob maybe should have ended up together. Because Leah needs some kind of happy ending too!

    • SparkleCakes

      Agreed. She does deserve a happy ending. Maybe a wolfpack special? Can someone find her a male in the infant-toddler range for her to imprint on?

      • TeamJacobEdward

        Hahaha! Maybe Jacob and Renesmee’s spawn!

        • Candy

          That’s gross and weird enough to become a story line! LMAO Now I’m scared SM will read this and make it happen!

          • TeamJacobEdward

            So…. you’re saying you wouldn’t be cool with Leah being Edward and Bella’s granddaughter……in-law?

            Hehehe! That just sounds all sorts of weirdness.

        • kitkat

          That scary suggestion made me wonder…
          If Leah is going through ‘menopause’ (as she put it) can the other wolves still ‘function’ normally?

          And then I remembered that if a vampire who doesn’t change can impregnate a human that anything is possible.

          • tuesdaymidnight

            “And then I remembered that if a vampire who doesn’t change can impregnate a human that anything is possible.” <– A million thumbs up!! <3

        • Owning It

          Hahaha- I just made the same comment up above to #Kat!!! This is totes gonna happen!

  • Ish

    I came back. I swore I wasn’t going to lurk around here anymore but just took sneaky peek and back I go every day reading, reading, laughing and submerging myself once again into a twilight tainted existence.
    I am so weak.

    And I did miss the utter stupidity and hilarity.
    xx

  • claire’s mommy

    Yeah, SM definitely NEEDS to make a novella of what Leah does after BD. Bree was alright, but I kind of felt a lot of it was pointless. Leah on the other hand, would be a whole new bag o’ chips!

  • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com Bella_NaA

    Jake and Leah? Nah, I never saw that happen in the books. Sure, they’re somehow kindred spirits, but Jacob’s ability to take the high ground vastly outdoes Leah’s. Plus, they weren’t gonna be a couple in their own private pack with her little brother in it, were they? Creeeep-o! Then again, all boundaries of creepiness have been identified and crossed in this series, so…

    • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com Bella_NaA

      Btw, I’m a total whore when it comes to Eclipse clips, so i recently caught up on all the newly released scenes, but now, as with New Moon, i’m feeling like I’ve seen the entire movie already. Urgh.

      • roslynstephanieselene

        haha Eclipse clips
        Anywho, I too don’t care for purity rings when Eclipse clips are involved. Not worth the wait so…I’m a total selling out whore. ;)

  • gizmo

    Thank you for this, Moon! I <3 Leah. She was one of my favorite characters in the book. I get her bitchy attitude, and I'm all for it. Especially in Eclipse where Bella reaches her most annoying levels. Leah is kind of the Rosalie of the wolfpack.
    And I'm so glad you mentioned Jacob/Leah storyline. I was so rooting for them. It would've been a heartbreaking pairing. A mature one. But no. BD happened. I do have a question for Steph: "Breaking Dawn. Why?"

  • whyamidoingthis

    I remember SM saying that the reason she avoided a huge battle at the end of BD was that she wanted everyone to have a “happy ending”. She apparently wanted everyone to live happily ever after in fictional paradise. Except for Irina. And Leah. And Butt Crack Santa. I don’t get it.

    • operarose

      On the other hand, Stephenie never concluded the storyline on the escalating tensions between the Volturi and the Cullens. If it makes you feel better, you can always imagine the Volturi coming up with another lame-o excuse to visit the Cullens a year later and simply wiping them all out. Sad ending accomplished.

      • whyamidoingthis

        No way, ‘cuz Bella’s extra strong, condom-shaped mind shield thingy would protect them all!

    • aleisha

      ButtCrack Santa has his happy ending — he can get all the little bottles he wants in heaven.

  • whyamidoingthis

    Couple questions about Leah:

    1) Is she even bitchier because she’s 108 degrees and can’t walk around with her shirt off? What about a just wearing a string bikini?

    2) Does she have problems with the whole shape-shifting process during her menses? Can wolves wear tampons?? Maxi pads ‘aint gonna cut it.

    • gizmo

      This is interesting. I would say female’s cycle freezes for a while, during their shape-shifting era. Like males, they freeze in time for a while, don’t age. I don’t think she could phase if she got pregnant. So I would guess no tampons necessary for she-wolf.

      • Luludee

        Yeah, my assumption was, that since she supposedly no longer had the ability to have children, that meant that she no longer got her period.

        Maybe she’s just pissed because she can’t have children but still has to suffer through the utter pointlessness of a monthly period!! PMS to the 10th power.

        • snowwhitedrifted

          So Leah gets bitchier because she *doesn’t* have a period. Unheardof.

          • Luludee

            No, no, no. My second paragraph switched scenarios. She still get’s her period but it’s a waste because she can’t conceive. IMO, that would suck, because you’d suffer each month for no good reason. Add that to suffering though the Sam/Emily drama = mega bitchy.

            My third scenario that I didn’t mention was wondering if Leah was PMSing when she underwent the change, supposing that one was “frozen in time” so she’d be that way all the time.

      • whyamidoingthis

        Wow, this brings up another interesting point! Now, if she could phase when pregnant, would the fetus phase from human to pup and back again?
        This is some tweed-serious sh*t!

        • gizmo

          Hahahahaha I was wondering the same thing right after I posted that comment. Tweed serious, indeed.

      • gizmo

        I just remembered something else. I’ve read about wolves and the nature of the wolfpack. In real life, only alpha male and alpha female of the pack are allowed to mate. Surely the nature would make sure then that the other females in the pack don’t ovulate. The rest of the pack helps take care of the alpha’s offspring and protect it. That’s it. It makes sense, though, however cruel it sounds. It’s nature’s way of making sure that only the strongest reproduce.

    • aleisha

      Damn you whyamidoingthis — I just spit diet coke ALL over my keyboard. So funny.

      • whyamidoingthis

        Sorry about that! I just have questions…burning questions eating away at me! :)

  • RWats

    Loooooove this clip!
    I think the attitude is completely understandable… and I SO wanted Jacob to fall madly in love with Leah and kick Bella in the eye or something.

    And my husband (who has “read” the books…meaning I’ve made him listen to me read the books out loud…) says that if he has to pick a team, he is Team Leah, because “she’s hot”.

  • RWats

    Looove this clip… And I SO wanted Jacob to fall madly in love with Leah in BD. Ending up with the Edward/Bella spawn and Leah just all alone is SO not fair. I realized now she gets to hear all his creepy thoughts about Renes-whatever down the road.

    And my husband says that if he has to pick a team, he is Team Leah because “she’s hot”.

    • RWats

      Oh lol, sorry about the relatively-duplicate comments. My computer said on the first one that it didn’t go through… I am computer-stupid.

      • TeamJacobEdward

        I’ve accidentally double-posted myself. It happens.

        (Apparently to me. A lot.)

        :)

  • operarose

    Ohhh tweed day! And good timing, because it’s 58 degrees (12 c) here and I need a tweed jacket to stay warm today.

    I haven’t read Breaking Dawn in… a while. But what I recall is that I appreciated Leah’s friendship with Jacob but in the book it was a bit too drawn-out and too melodramatic to be enjoyed thoroughly. However with that said, the girl did have a reason to be upset. And I think that she and Jacob connected on a level that was good for both of them, they were good friends for each other. I never saw them becoming romantically involved. However, if SMeyer does continue the series, I would love for it to revolve around Jacob and Leah. Together, I think they could “lead” a sequel or two. I would be interested in seeing how Leah sorts out her life and would love to give Stephenie the chance to write a relationship between Jacob and Renesmee that isn’t creepy. I think there’s a lot of material there to last for a few more books. Am I crazy for wanting that?! Or delusional to think that a sequel like that would turn out the way I’d want it to?

    As for the movie, hard to tell how Leah’s character will play out on screen because that clip was extremely short. (By the way, I don’t know why any of you are Twi-prudes because I am 100% ok with clips and spoilers and let’s just say I haven’t seen much… definitely not enough to ruin the movie in any way, shape or form. Not nearly as much as was out before New Moon!) I guess I agree with Moon, it seems like the actress “gets” it and the audience will “get” Leah in this movie. I hope so at least. She’s a difficult character to portray fairly, I believe. Especially since so much of her story plays out within the wolfpack’s heads.

    • gizmo

      OMG Where do you live? I’m moving there, wherever you are. I’m melting here (32c).

      • operarose

        LOL, I live in Montreal. We literally go from 90 degrees (32c) one day and 55 degrees (10c) the next in early and late summer. It’s insane and frustrating. I just hope the weather is good for all of the tourists who will be in town for the F1 race on Sunday. /end off topic comment.

        • gizmo

          Thanks for the off topic info. ;) Sounds like a climate I would like. I’m not a constant summer heat person.

  • CharlieBabesss

    I loved this clip:
    Think Julia was perfect as Leah and pulled off the ‘bitchy, with just a hint of patronising’ tone.
    Bet Bella felt about 2 inches tall after that comment!
    Love how the wolf pack joke around like brothers and tease Jacob though.. everyone say ‘Awwwww’
    :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/hippietrixi hippietrixi

    Color me too distracted to read your letter today after watching that clip with the half naked wolf pack. Why is Jacob the only one wearing a shirt?

  • babiesbrown

    Gotta be the dissenter here. I’m glad Leahcob didn’t happen. That would’ve been the most pathetic story arc ever, imo. Can you imagine?
    “Bella had a baby with a bloodsucker and my life is over! You’re in my face every day. We should just shag.”
    “I hate Sam! I’m every man’s second choice! Yeah, ok. Let’s do it.”
    Ugh. The heartbroken losers decide to be losers in love? No, thanks. At least SMeyer left Leah with some self respect intact. She didn’t just go for Jacob bc he was what was left. Girl didn’t settle. I like to think she has some other awesome storyline for her, one where her life isn’t based on some guy and love comes to her eventually the way it should – unexpectedly – when she isn’t pining for it and doesn’t NEED it so much. Maybe she gets to be alpha bc Sam & Emily die in a boating accident (wolves can’t swim well). Yeah. That would be cool.

    • http://www.twitter.com/_lindelle Lindelle

      Ooh! Okay. I like this. I changed my vote.

    • Owning It

      I am laughing- out loud- at the image of Sam and Emily, paw in paw, floating out to sea in their schooner.

  • cedvanhalen

    Not watching not watching not watching!

    I’m not a fan of Leah……I get her bitchiness, I understand why she is all pissy, but I’m still not a fan……I don’t know why…probably for the same reason I don’t like Rosalie in all her bitchiness..

    Also, can I just point out that Leah/Julia has some large boobage going on there?? Seriously.

    • lilmisscan’tbewrong

      I completely agree. Leah’s bitchiness is totally understandable, she is entitled to her bitterness, and yet I still don’t like her. I kinda feel bad about it, but there it is. And I could never, never see her with Jacob. She’s more like his bossy older sister. No sexual chemistry there.

      I do, however, love Rosalie. A lot. In spite of her bitchiness. Go figure. I guess I’m just partial to the vamps.

  • Sonata

    *puts on helmet* check!
    *puts on full-body armor* check!
    *grabs shield* check!

    Ok. So. I don’t like Leah. I usually skip her parts when I read. I don’t like listening to my friends whine, and I am tired of her whining.

    However, in all fairness, I didn’t like Jacob, either, whehn I read the books. However, when I watched the movie and saw Tay-Tays puppy dog eyes and blindingly white smile, I promptly removed all pins from the Jacob voodoo doll and tenderly nursed it back to health. So maybe I’ll soften to Leah when I see her in ‘real life.’

    Also, I don’t mind Jacob/Nessie. *ducks* I am a 30-something college-educated mom of two girls and I totally don’t have a problem with a teenager falling in mystical love with a toddler. :-/ However, I honestly have to say, while I don’t have a problem *reading* about it, watching Taylor make goo-goo eyes with a computer animated spawn may make me want to claw my eyes out. So who knows.

    I don’t want a Leah bitching-Book. Stephie can choose from my other list of wanted characters: Alice, Jane, or even Falls-out-of-a-tree-Esme…..

    • lilmisscan’tbewrong

      Okay, you are so not alone in this! Your comment is like I wrote it myself (except I have three girls instead of two). Jacob always bugged me with his smugness, but after he imprinted on Renesmee, which admittedly is potentially very creepy, I found him strangely adorable. Whipped, but adorable.

      And I would LOVE a book about Alice, Jane or Esme! I haven’t read Bree Tanner yet (just got it yesterday) so I refrain from judgement. By many accounts it’s a good read. However, I vote no on a Leah novella. Like I said, I have three girls, so I get enough whining at home.

      • Sonata

        I actually like Bree. She *semi-spoiler* saw my Cullens in a positive light, so it was nice. I don’t think I would enjoy listening to Leah’s internal nasty toughts about my 7 favorite people.

        Although, I am not Team Bella, so I would enjoy a little beat-up-on-Bella.

        Yeah, now that you mention “whipped Jacob,” I can relate to that. He was getting pretty whiney there for a while, too. If I wanted that, I’d talk to my husband! ;-)

      • Kadie

        I’m hoping with Jacob & Renes-howeveryouspellhername in BD that they avoid the creepy madly-in-love eyes and just make it appear as an overprotective big brother. That’s how the relationship is described in the book and I can totally be happy with seeing Taylor as an adorable older-brother type. I think that would be fun. I’m just hoping that it will be played so well that I can mentally block what he’ll be wanting to do with her in just 5 or so years. Blech.

        • roslynstephanieselene

          I think SMeyer was ‘tipping it’ (Kathy Griffin reference) when she came up with such an atrocious idea of having a hormonal teenage wolf fall in love with a baby!

          Dear Meyer,
          Stay of the hard liquor and just stick to cheap Heiny-Rob approved. =)

  • krazykidd

    I actually like Leah’s character…she brings Bella’s selfish ass back down to earth when needed…anywhoodle I couldn’t quite concentrate on what Leah said in the clip because I was too busy staring at Taylor’s wig on the stew…its like an animal set up shop on her head then proceeded to die on it LOL It’s so atrocious!

  • kitkat

    Moon- extra points for using the word “jilted” TWICE! :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/moonjenn Moonjenn

    All this talk about what Leah hears from the wolfpack about Sam and Emily and all I could think about was poor Sam. HE has to feel like crap. He had no control over the imprinting. Any guy with a heart would feel at least a little bad for leaving Leah in a similar situation. And imagine what HE hears from the pack and now Leah too. All her thoughts of love for him, of hatred for Emily… and you KNOW he has to be careful of his own thoughts too. Poor Sam.

  • Stacey

    I was positive that Jacob was going to end up with Leah. I was starting to like her cranky attitude and how it contrasted nicely with Bella’s “woe is me” whining. Then Breaking Dawn came along, with it’s creeptastic story. Once, the teeth c-section came along I knew all bets were off. Try reading that chapter after just having a baby. All I can say is whoa.

    Then Reneesme (which I totally spelled the wrong way, but I’m okay with it) and Jacob have the imprint action and I feel bad for Leah. I can just imagine how lil Taylor is going to play that scene with the animatronic/CGI baby. I seriously can’t imagine the Breaking Dawn movie, but I can’t wait. It probably will be a glorious trainwreak, but I am hoping to be surprised.

    • Stacey

      I apologize for the spelling & grammatical errrors! It’s been a LONG day! :0)

    • persephone

      “Try reading that chapter after just having a baby. All I can say is whoa…”
      So funny! If SMeyer ever goes crazy and blows her entire Twilight fortune (on a top-of-the-line, life-size, sparkling Edward robot of course), she could bind just that part of the book and market it as a new form of birth control.

  • http://thebookishtype.blogspot.com/ The Bookish Type

    I really love Leah and I REALLY wanted her and Jake to end up together in Breaking Dawn. What the heck, SMeyer? Poor Leah gets left out in the rain AGAIN?! Sigh. Anywhoo… like Leah herself says, she wasn’t born a compassionless shrew. She’s had a rough time of it, and I can totally understand her attitude. The guys need to stop being such jerks to her. And YES thank you SOMEBODY for telling Bella that she’s being a beeyotch to poor Jakey Jake. It needed to be said. I like how Leah sticks up for her brother and her “brothers.” I wouldn’t mind reading a story about Leah/from Leah’s perspective (hey, we got Bree, so why not?)

  • Cam

    Moon, I love this letter because it’s so thoughtful, sincere and about a character I don’t think we’ve ever talked about! And look at all of the amazing discussion that’s happened today!

    I love LTT!

  • roslynstephanieselene

    I want a shirt!
    That is all. =)
    xoxo,
    Roslyn Selene

  • http://isuckatbloggingbuticanbite.blogspot.com/ Janetrigs

    Loved this Post, Loved Leah’s Bitchiness, Loved that you signed this “HBIC’s Unite”.

    PS ….Nevermind….you know what I was gonna write

  • Willow45

    UC and Moon, when you do your vis-a-vis with Ms. Meyer, please don’t wimp out and pretend that the spawn/Jacob imprint isn’t the most disgusting thing we’ve all ever gagged on. I REALLY want to know what she was thinking and did she really think it through and thought this was a GOOD idea? I mean, I thought she liked Jacob and him not having a chance in hell with Bella was heartbreaking enough, but to hook him up with a baby and the love of his life’s baby at that, I just….I just….words fail me at the epic fail. Poor Quil and Claire were bad enough, but I could giggle at the preposterousness of their pairing. But to do that to Jacob, the alpha male, the 6’7 hulking, loyal best friend ……*sob*
    My rant is over.

  • Robjunkie

    I just watched the clip now. Ooh, BURN.

  • j9necessary

    Srsly people….twi-purity….what are we little teeny boppers…give me all the clips I can see!!! Besides a lot of the clips are tweaked or totally different when in the movie….all I can say is BRING ‘EM ON!

  • Laurennnnn

    What is HBIC???

  • persephone

    Love Leah… hate Paul. Watched that clip over and over and he annoyed the crap out of me.

  • lysin

    Nice new site, looks great! I’ve been lurking for a while (Pattinson Pants Lady on LTR got me really hooked… its my #1 forward). But when I told my unicorn husband that some “friends” of mine were meeting Stephenie Meyer and then I had to admit it was people who ran a Twilight blog that I’d never met… I was both totally first hand embarrassed for myself and also finally embracing how much I love LTT/LTR.

    • http://letterstotwilight.com unintendedchoice

      We ARE your friends!!

  • LissyLoo

    Did anyone else (who watched clip) feel sorry for Taylor when he was talking about jake and his 2 best friends that have always got his back?
    It brought tears to my eyes! (or maybe that was all those glasses of wine I’ve had!)
    LissyLoo
    xox

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