Why I won’t read Breaking Dawn again

Day 1 of Moon’s Epic Adventure to Africa, and I’m ALREADY reaching into the goodie bag for a letter written by one of YOU! Thanks to everyone who has written one so far- I will email you all back this weekend, but please continue to send them in to us! I need all the help I can get!

Just say No

Dear Breaking Dawn,

I’ve decided I’m not re-reading you before seeing your movie Part 1 (November 18! Insert Twi-nerd countdown of the days here!). From least to most important, here are three reasons I know for sure that this is the best course for me:

1) I retain trivia absurdly well, and there’s not that much to remember in the first half anyway. Correct me if I’m wrong, but here’s my summary from memory: Beller’s parents don’t freak that she’s engaged; she gets a tank-proof car; she and Edward get hitched; they go to Isle Esme and skinny dip; FEATHERS!; Edward beats himself up and cock-blocks his wife by making her run all over the island and scuba dive; Bella has freaky dreams about the Volturi and demon babies and eats a lot of eggs; they have sex again after Bella has a dirty dream and it makes her cry and since he doesn’t kill her he decides they can finally enjoy their honeymoon; BELLER’S PREGNANT!; Edward freaks out and hates himself; Rosalie loves babies enough to suddenly love Bella; Bella’s in love with little “Eddie Jr.;” Sam and wolves freak out; Jake, Seth and Leah run the perimeter; Edward hates himself; Jake runs perimeter; Edward hates himself; Jake runs perimeter; Edward hates himself; Jake runs perimeter; Bella drinks blood; emergency C-section; baby name nobody can remember how to spell; Bella gets turned; Jake imprints. That looks like a long sentence, but it’s about 400 pages of book.

2) The more recently I’ve read the book, the more likely I am to be disappointed by the movie. It’ll be way more fun if I’m not freaking out that the wedding flowers aren’t exactly as described in the book. Better to have it a year and a half out of mind.

3) I’m afraid I’ll get pregnant if I read it.

Edward's Fault!

I’d best explain that last one. Unlike some fictional characters who will remain nameless, I do understand how babies are made and how birth control works. But I’ve read Breaking Dawn all the way through exactly twice, and I have two children. I lost my Twi-ginity in a classic all-four-books-plus-Midnight Sun I’m-trying-to-put-it-down-but-can’t thank-goodness-the-friend-loaning-them-to-me-is-only-two-blocks-away haze the first two weeks of January ’09. And had my first baby mid-October. You do the math.

After that initial binge I walked away. Ashamed of myself for loving such a cheesy YA novel so much, for letting it eat two weeks of my life. Like that cheerleader on Secret Life of the American Teenager who loses her V-card, loves it, and then her dad dies and she hates herself because she thinks it’s punishment for her sin. Umm… yeah… I may have wasted a week the summer I was pregnant watching the whole first season of that on Hulu… Pop culture marketed to 14 year-olds is obviously a weakness… In any case, I didn’t read any Twi again for more than a year.

So I had Baby #1, got lost in the haze of dealing with a newborn, and read NOTHING for six months. Then one day in the spring of last year I was in the kids’ section of TJ Maxx looking for deals on baby clothes, and there was Twilight on the shelf with Goodnight Moon (this marketing is a whole ‘nother letter in itself). I had the baby routine down pat by this point, but was still a bit sleep deprived and needed something to entertain myself without using too many brain cells. Perfect!

If my initial read-through was pure lust, the second time I read Twilight I fell in love. Went back to TJ Maxx and grabbed New Moon and Eclipse as fast as I could. But Breaking Dawn was still not out in paperback, and my husband’s mocking would never end if I sprang for the hardcover, despite the fact that he loves the books in spite of himself. So I pre-ordered the paperback and went to read Stephenie’s website. And then I found LTT. And here I am, same as almost every day for the 16 months. (I also may or may not have found a Fic that was all of Breaking Dawn from Edward’s perspective to tide me over…)

After last summer’s vacation I was just getting back into the swing of everyday life when Breaking Dawn landed on my doorstep, just when I’d forgotten that it was coming. That was the first week of August, and I spent all my time not chasing a crawling baby reveling in the fantastic fun of the crazy plot. I found out I was pregnant the second week of August.

Yes, I realize the timing means I can’t exactly blame getting pregnant on the book the second time around, but the two things are totally tied together in my mind. Especially since Breaking Dawn is a totally wacky book for a pregnant lady to have at the forefront of her mind and I got to constantly compare my symptoms to Beller’s. (More on this later.) So maybe I’ll reread you before Part 2 arrives. By then my baby will be a year and a half old and I could be ready to get pregnant again. And there’s no way I’m going to be able to keep all those new vampires are without a refresher.

Bea

I LOVE Bea’s story & wonder HOW MANY OTHERS like it there are out there! Especially because…. wasn’t Bella one of the top baby names in the US in recent years!?

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  • Anonymous

    I have decided that as much as I want to, I will not re-read even Twilight because I know that’s a slippery slope and I’ll read BD and be super disappointed in it like I was with Twilight; “Bella made food for her and Charlie, they didn’t go to the diner all the time!” “James has short, cropped hair, it’s not long in a pony!” “Edward doesn’t climb around in trees like a freaking monkey!” “Bella.s bed had her gran’s blanket she made on her bed” (though I wouldn’t trade that for purple’s cool)

    You get the picture. The first watch was spent unable to let go of everything that was different than the book. I learned my lesson and haven’t re-read a book closely yo the movie release since and found I have a much better time watching with the details a little fuzzy.

    • Stacey

      Remember when Snow White Drifted and I reread Breaking Dawn to write that post about ALL the new (random/need a backstory)characters. Rereading that massive book made me drink. A lot. I don’t even think SWD actually even reread it, because sometimes I like to quiz her. Just for fun. Like when she talks about Outlander and I have no clue what the heck she’s talking about, because I can’t get through book 2.)

      It made me realize that maybe, just maybe the movies might be fine. That the additions and subtractions could benefit (under the skills “Jazz Hands” Condon) the script. First, less perimeter running. Even with 2 parts, all that running would eat up the movie’s running time. Then supposedly, you have Carlisle’s birds and the bees speech to Edward. (I heard this might happen) That would be brillant, as long as Emmett’s there.

      My only worry is that they wimp out on the birthing scene. That’s the scariest thing in the whole book series.

      • The Old One

        Really, with all due respect to SM, the process of figuring out how to get a good script and good movie out of BD could only result in making it better.  Figuring out the best parts and adding bits that emphasize them, then eliminating all the repetitiousness, and voila, BD the Movie will kick BD the Book’s butt!

      • The Old One

        Really, with all due respect to SM, the process of figuring out how to get a good script and good movie out of BD could only result in making it better.  Figuring out the best parts and adding bits that emphasize them, then eliminating all the repetitiousness, and voila, BD the Movie will kick BD the Book’s butt!

      • Anonymous

        I really, really hope that there is a birds and bees talk with Edward and Carlisle (but at the same time really, really cringe at the thought of that being in the movie).

        And I really, really, really hope that Emmett gets a smart ass’d line to Edward about it. That is now one of my top thins I’m hoping for.

        I think Condon won’t shy away from the birth scene. I remember reading something that Condon promised sex and blood. Yey!

        • Stacey

          Condon is a very talented guy with from what I can tell a good sense of humor. While Breaking Dawn is not my favorite of the books, I still have somewhat high hopes for the movie.

          There better be a birds and the bees talk! It would be hilarious! Mostly with the weird faces that Rob makes. (I will point out that I really like his weird faces)

      • Anonymous

        Hahaha, yeah I am finishing up Outlander book 2.

        It wouldn’t be a proper birds and bees talk without Emmett

  • Anonymous

    Hahahaha! Twilight gets you pregnant. I love it. I did a SuperNerd read a long of Breaking Dawn earlier this year, and no fried chicken egg binges here! So, I am safe. Also: birth control. *shrug*

    • ladyofthemeadow

      Thanks for the warning that Twilight gets you pregnant – uh oh, since I am so done with the baby stage, unless it’s someone else’s of course.  Does abstaining from Twi mean you don’t have to worry about birth control?

      • Anonymous

        were you in on the conversation I shared about me and Mr. Slut? We are done with babies, but then he said (oddly accusingly) “You would have Robert Pattinson’s baby if he asked, wouldn’t you?”

        Well, yes. Yes I would. (ROB! I am wicked good at having babies! Easy peasy! Look at these Birthing Hips! All I ask is a nanny so I can get some goddam sleep after the baby is born!)

        • Anonymous

          Wow, Mr. Slut really knows his Pattinson sperm.

          • Anonymous

            there are so many places I could go with this I don’t even know where to start….:)

          • ladyofthemeadow

            Oh, go there. It’s Friday and I (for one) am all ears.

          • Anonymous

            My hubby and I were at the movies recently, and some celebrity trivia was on, and he was all `go ahead honey, you should be able to get these`about Jake J. and Zach Efron. I explained that I could care less about most famous people, and have no particular interest in either of those people. Then I had to add that I did care about what RP`s Comic Con hair looked like from every possible angle.

        • ladyofthemeadow

          I don’t think I was in on the convo – sounds like an interesting one ;-)  I’m sure Rob’s Scummit paycheque would cover off a daytime and a night time nanny, if you wanted it.

          I can’t imagine having anyone’s baby any more, I am so past it. My fantasies are more along the line of me reverting to my pre-baby self so I’d be the same age as Rob and we could both be irresponsible together. Except we’d use BC, just in case.

          • Anonymous

            The Day and Night nanny is *for* the irresponsibleness! Have the baby…well, first, get to do the thing that makes babies! Yay!

             Then, after the puking and then the glowing and scarfing of cheeseburgers (cheeseburgers were my eggs and blood sippie), have the baby, have Rob be super impressed with my womanly body and all the neat tricks it does, then: Drinking! Partying til dawn! Indie movie premiers! More neat tricks that don’t involve all that yucky baby stuff! (heh. I am highly caffeinated right now. prepare for oversharing!)

            My baby group was the best, because one girl asked about “pump and dump” and I was like: that girl is my friend. (it’s a technique for drinking while nursing so you don’t give your precious bundle alcohol poisoning! RESPONSIBLE!) (also works for when your dumb ass forgets about that time you had sushi and gave your baby CRAZY CRYING HEARTBURN from the wasabi. Stupid.)

          • Anonymous

            The Day and Night nanny is *for* the irresponsibleness! Have the baby…well, first, get to do the thing that makes babies! Yay!

             Then, after the puking and then the glowing and scarfing of cheeseburgers (cheeseburgers were my eggs and blood sippie), have the baby, have Rob be super impressed with my womanly body and all the neat tricks it does, then: Drinking! Partying til dawn! Indie movie premiers! More neat tricks that don’t involve all that yucky baby stuff! (heh. I am highly caffeinated right now. prepare for oversharing!)

            My baby group was the best, because one girl asked about “pump and dump” and I was like: that girl is my friend. (it’s a technique for drinking while nursing so you don’t give your precious bundle alcohol poisoning! RESPONSIBLE!) (also works for when your dumb ass forgets about that time you had sushi and gave your baby CRAZY CRYING HEARTBURN from the wasabi. Stupid.)

          • ladyofthemeadow

            LMAO. Speechless. How much coffee did you say you had? Have more.

          • Anonymous

            It’s possible that I worked Twilight into 3 separate parts of my liberal politics podcast, especially my twitter feud with Jackson featuring blow jobs.  And it’s Diet Coke now that the iced coffee is gone.

            #heknowsmylowcaffienetolerance

          • ladyofthemeadow

            Oh I saw the feed. It was great. Still looking for a little more beef though.

          • Anonymous

            I take requests! what should I say? Do you mean, like, from me? Should I discuss technique?
            Dear Jacksper: I know it’s cliche, but there are some people who like a little bit of teeth (gently! I know!) is this something you prefer, and do you feel weird asking for it now that you played a vampire?

          • Anonymous

            I take requests! what should I say? Do you mean, like, from me? Should I discuss technique?
            Dear Jacksper: I know it’s cliche, but there are some people who like a little bit of teeth (gently! I know!) is this something you prefer, and do you feel weird asking for it now that you played a vampire?

          • ladyofthemeadow

            Jackson did to us what Edward did to Bella. You know, not quite enough to be satisfying.

          • ladyofthemeadow

            LMAO. Speechless. How much coffee did you say you had? Have more.

          • Kaybvee

            YES! THAT! Babies/Shmamies-I want my 25 year old butt back AKA the way KS looks in jeans and knotted t shirts. And Rob to protect me from paps and whisk me away in a waiting car where we hold hands, that.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, I do love KStew but sometimes I am just like…that was me! But Taller! …sigh…**flops on couch, not doing exercise or eating well**

  • Anonymous

    With all honesty I have been missing me some Twilight lately.  I’ve read some good book, but NOTHING compares to the Twilight drug.  I occactionally check SM’s website in hopes the Other Projects page will actually have something there.  But I understand the poor woman has been busy for how many years with the books and movies.  I am still waiting for The HOST movie, but wasn’t super excited Shiloh Fernandez as a possibility for Jared.  He seems a little too young to play that role.  I was happy to find another possible actor for the role.  I would definitely pick Taylor Kitsch over Shiloh Fernandez.   Saoirse was chosen for Melanie.  I was thinking more of Jennifer Lawrence to bring the tude. 

    Sorry, got way off topic there.  Yes, I may have relaps with Twilight again, but Bea did a good job at summarizing the first half of BD.  I may wait to read that one again before BD2.  No fears of potential pregnancies here.  I am dieing to find out what new scenes will be in the movie.  Especially since Moon left us hanging a little and the clips aren’t on the web yet.  Or are they?

    • Anonymous

      I know. People have been trying like freaking crazy maniacs to write another Twilight, and it hasn`t been working. I don`t think it is just me comparing books I read to Twilight, either. I am reading Jane Eyre right now. It is such a tease because there is a fair bit of book before we meet Mr. Rochester. And I know it is coming, but I don`t know how it is going to be, since I have only seen the most recent movie adaption. I`m rooting for her though, since she is a passionate girl! Anyway, it doesn`t remind me of Twilight at all, unlike a lot of more recently written romances I`ve read lately.

      • Anonymous

        I got an ARC of a book that had: A new girl moving to a small town! and she meets a guy…While it’s raining! Things are mysterious!

         But it’s witches, not vampires. Sorry lady, it’s still the same book.

        • operarose

          I used to like to occasionally jaunt over to the YA section and pick up a book or two to read, but I haven’t even touched any YA books for a good year and a half thanks to the fact that every single freaking young adult book wants to be Twilight. Even the covers all copy Twilight (black background, red and white accents). And yes… the story is always about the same new, vaguely emo girl who moves to new place, meets mysterious stranger who seems dangerous, falls in love. *yawn* Do authors not realize that what made Twilight work was – well, I don’t know what it was exactly – but one of the things that probably helped make it work was that it was original and not trying to copy anything. Throwing publishing money at books that copy Twilight is just taking away from money that could be spent on authors who actually have creative and original ideas. If money was spent on original authors, books and ideas, maybe THEN we would get something that is truly the “next Twilight.”

          End off topic rant.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know what makes them work, either. But they do. Obviously.

            I usually read adult books, like a grown up, but I pick up some YA on occasion, too. I just finished reading the Shiver series by Maggie Stiefvater and I luuuurrrve it. Obviously not the same, but it’s really sweet. AND they shag.

          • ladyofthemeadow

            I’m almost done Hunger Games series. Ready for some adult reading now.

          • Anonymous

            I`ve seen that around. I am at the point with the YA romances were if I don`t find it in a thrift store for a dollar I`m not going there though. They are such quick reads, I can`t spend 10 bucks a pop on them.

          • Anonymous

            I`ve seen that around. I am at the point with the YA romances were if I don`t find it in a thrift store for a dollar I`m not going there though. They are such quick reads, I can`t spend 10 bucks a pop on them.

          • The Old One

            I’ve discovered the public library.  You can get books for free and give them back when you’re done so they don’t clutter up the bedside table!  What a concept.  Although I’m number 65 on a list of almost 200 waiting in line for The Hunger Games, that’s OK, I can wait.

          • ladyofthemeadow

            I am a big library supporter (long backstory). However, I broke down and bought my own Outlander when I had to wait my turn, and then have 3 weeks to read 1,000 pages.

            My gf is getting into ebooks in her kindle or whatever it is. The public library even has ebooks that they “lend” to you!! No waiting! I’m going to investigate this kindle or whatever one of these days.

          • Anonymous

            Really question mark. I didn`t know the library lent ebooks. I will have to check that out.

          • Anonymous

            I`ve tried that, a bit. I started the Sookie books that way, and then I got too impatient and went to the used book store. And Chapters. And the bookstore at the airport. There is always a wait for the popular books. Or you get one by chance, and then the next 5 times you try to get the next book in the series it is out. It is a good idea in theory though.

          • Anonymous

            I did enjoy HG, but there was no real strong romance because the survival part consumed it. 

            Oh, and some libraries have a system to temporarily download onto your computer.

          • ladyofthemeadow

            Yeah that’s what I meant. Temp download = loan ebook. Didn’t get my terminology right ;-)  Time for home and start the long weekend.

          • operarose

            I read the first in the Shiver series. I may go back to it. I wasn’t sure if it was worth continuing.

            The only really original YA books I’ve read in recent years were by Scott Westerfeld (who I think Stephenie has said she likes as well). His “Uglies” series is great. (Also, if you liked Hunger Games, Uglies is a similar idea but less bloody/gory and a bit lighter and in a way, more sophisticated.)

          • Anonymous

            Yep, that’s one on my list, along with MazeRunner.  I’ve read some good books, but nothing that really consumes me like Twilight. *sigh*

  • superhumanmoron

    I totally get it, Bea.  I retain stupid trivia like nobody’s business.  Enough so that I mentally thought “No, Bella snorkels, not scuba dives” while reading your letter.  Someone help me.

  • http://letterstotwilight.com UnintendedChoice

    yes- that’s really Moon at Abbey Road in that picture. I added the elephant. Today commences my new hobby of photoshopping African things into pictures of Moon until she returns

    • Anonymous

      Hahaha – good job.

    • Anonymous

      Hahaha – good job.

    • ladyofthemeadow

      Are you taking requests? I’m sure we could come up with some suggestions.

  • Anonymous

    I will not re-read Breaking Dawn, again, before the movie either. I discovered the joys of re-reading Twilight a little bit ago, and I re-read myself out, for one thing. That included a thorough re-read of BD, and then scene selecting a bit. I love when Charlie comes over to the Cullen house. I am still a bit disappointed Renee wasn`t dealt with, besides Bella and Charlie agreeing she couldn`t handle that shit. Part of the joys of having a hot vampire boyfriend that impregnates you and then turns you into a vampire to the straight guy`s reaction to it!

  • Kaybvee

    Your husband had read the books? Jealous! Mine has seen all the movies with me but refuses to read them…and I was already pregnant with baby #2 in the summer of 2008 when my friend gave me Twilight on a girls trip (yeah, I wasn’t supposed to be preggo on said girls trip-whoops!)

    And BD is half finished on my nighstand-was doing the reread recently and I think with all the incessant perimeter running (brilliant!) I put it down and haven’t been back. It was never my favorite but I did want to reread it before the movie…

    • Anonymous

      My husband will read basically ANYTHING I leave laying around the house.  He got lost in them starting about three days after me.  The funniest part was when he took Breaking Dawn to his office to read when he needed a break from lawyering.  He mocks them, but he keeps re-reading too.  He hates the movies, though.  I need somebody else to see Breaking Dawn with because he was totally a wet blanket when we saw Eclipse.

  • operarose

    I haven’t had any inclination to reread Breaking Dawn lately; however, I have contemplated having children in the relatively near future. So, maybe I should read BD and see what happens?

    My only fear is that – like you mentioned – it doesn’t seem like having Breaking Dawn on the mind while being pregnant would be the most calming, reassuring thing in the world. I am already freaked out about blood and guts and the idea of a living being squirming inside of me, and have already declared to friends and relatives (like Rory in Gilmore Girls) that I plan on avoiding the whole labor/birthing process by just being outside in the waiting room during the birth of my children, so it seems Breaking Dawn might only make things in my already vivid, over-active imagination worse? Maybe not worth it. I’ll have to take my chances at getting pregnant the old fashioned way: without the use of Breaking Dawn.

    • Anonymous

      I want to interview SM just to be like, “soooo…were your births really that bad, crazy lady?” And to be fair, some people’s are. You and I can discuss privately so as not to freak out the non-breeders, but I had a great time! It was kind of awesome!

      Primal! Holy Shit Look What My Body Just Did/Is Doing!

      It is weird that we still make humans that way, isn’t it? You would think someone would have streamlined the process by now.

      • operarose

        Good! I like your attitude – and we’ll totally have to talk if that whole pregnancy thing happens to me. I just need to know a woman whose done it and isn’t all “OMG it’s the most horrific/painful/hardest/etc. thing ever” (besides my mom, who said it was fine, but I am assuming she’s saying that partly because she wants grandchildren someday)

        • Anonymous

          well, good news for you, because I do think it’s partly hereditary. My mom had an easy time, and so did I. 8 hours from start to finish. I love talking about it, because it was awesome and yet I won’t do it again. :(

    • The Old One

      I think there really is a pregnancy hormone that kicks in when you get pregnant and stays there for several years, that makes you ultra-sensitive to bad baby stories and images.  For instance, I watched “Trainspotting” sometime in my baby’s first year, and there’s an image involving a baby in that movie that still hasn’t left my brain even though that was quite a few years ago now.  So, yeah, don’t get pregnant until AFTER you’ve seen BD.

      • Anonymous

        I was addicted to that stupid A Baby Story on TLC. I could not get enough. I watched Jeopardy, America’s Funniest Home Videos, and A Baby Story on constant loop. It’s like my brain melted. Amazing.

        OH! I watched Cold Mountain when my baby was about 2 months old, and had a full on panic attack at the scene where Natalie Portman’s baby gets put on the ground when it’s sick. I am still sort of traumatized.

        • operarose

          TLC has the worst shows! I try to avoid it (except for “Say Yes to the Dress” – so bad it’s good) but one day I happened to catch this horrific episode about a woman who was pregnant with a baby and somehow the baby was not in her womb, so it was like growing into her stomach or something….ugghhhhhh I am traumatized. I also saw an episode about a girl who didn’t know she was pregnant until she gave birth, but that traumatized me in a different way (as in, how can people be, so, uh, dense?)

          • Anonymous

            I am addicted to I didn`t know I was pregnant. Each story amazes me, no matter how many I have seen.

          • Anonymous

            How Do You Not KNOW?! As much as I loved it, there was that 3 month period of vomiting every day. And, well, the HUMAN in your body with hiccups and rolling around. Hard to miss clues like that.

          • Anonymous

            It’s a special human power – denial. Like, lying in the sun getting a tan makes me feel healthy so it must outweigh the risk of skin cancer. And a nip or two of whiskey is the best treatment for a cold. And without this special power none of us would accept the premise that super cop Charlie was clueless about the gazillion vampires running around during BD.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, A Baby Story is pretty bad.  It makes you want to have another one when your little one is just weeks old.  Craziness!

        • Anonymous

          Dude, do not watch A Baby Story!  They pick the craziest stuff that just freaks you out and is about as likely to happen to you as a half-vampire baby!  Don’t get me started on skewed cultural perceptions of pregnancy and childbirth in the US!

          • Anonymous

            What are u saying?!! You mean ‘Cops’ should not be my ultimate resource in my study of US culture? ‘Wife Swap USA’ has got to be OK though, surely.

      • operarose

        Good point. The book is easy enough to avoid until well after November, but I just hope the BD movie doesn’t cause pregnancies. That might be cutting things a little too close.

    • Anonymous

      I hate being pregnant, but actually love giving birth– I think UC’s posting another letter I wrote on the subject in the next couple weeks.  The only way Breaking Dawn freaked me out is that I’m totally paranoid about abruptio placenta– the really rare condition that mandates Bella’s C-section.  But I’m not squeamish at all, so…

      • Anonymous

        I can’t wait to read it!

        Being pg had its ups and downs for sure, although after the pukeathon of 1st trimester it was mostly great. It was even sort of funny to be so giant that I would fall asleep in the middle of rolling over in my sleep (heeheehee oh god I was huge!)

        and yeah, giving birth was intense but really cool! I liked it. I would do that again for sure. It’s the 6 months or so afterwards where you never never ever sleep again. I have PTSD about that still.

  • Stacey

    Breaking Dawn had the complete opposite affect on me, Bea. It made me stop wanting to have more babies. Two is enough. Since I read it right after having a baby, the book gave me scary flashbacks. Then weird and twisted dreams, of Robert Pattinson as Edward assisting Dr.Levine with my cesarean. Teeth instead of scapels and a shirtless Taylor stomping around acting superior. It was terrifying, I tell you, terrifying.

    • Kaybvee

      Hmm, I read it when pregnant and it didn’t really bother me but I also liked to watch kooky baby/birth stories on Discovery channel, my husband had to kick me off-I don’t know what my deal was…

      I also had two C-Sections but no Edward teeth or venom.

      • Stacey

        I had the opposite experience of you! When pregnant with baby one, I watched all of those Discovery Health shows, freaked out and then threw up. Which might have been the extreme morning sickness. Then proceeded to have a natural birth.

        I completely avoided them with baby two. Thought I was in the clear. But unfortunately I had to have a c-section then decided to read all of the Twilight books since I was up all night long nursing. I truly believe that with heavy pain medication, living on two hours of sleep a day and reading about Bella’s drinking blood from a McDonald’s take out cup. (Which would be awesome if they did THAT in the movie, making Jasper pick it up at the drive through. Then he would be making all those pinched up faces!) It made me have some unpleasent dreams, Breaking Dawn inspired dreams.  

  • Anonymous

    I just started re-reading it, now I’m second guessing my rash decision.  I’ve always done this to “get ready for the movie”.  But I think maybe you’re right, it just sets me up for disappointment.  :(  Then again, I think I might do it so that I can feel so smartical and superior when I notice everything they screwed up.  Plus, when you come onto LTT the next day you know what everybody is talking about when they critique the differences.  I’m so often out of the loop on here, I need all the help I can get!

  • Rocktheboat8

    Thank you so so much UC for posting the link to vote for my sister! it would mean the absolute world to her  :)

    In terms of reading BD again…

    I could handle the first half. I love the wedding and can easily sneak in fanfic during the honeymoon (with the risk of becoming pregnant hahaha!). Even the change i could read through again though “syringe of venom” still is a def no no.

    Once all the other vamps show up its my que to exit. blah blah blah and nothing happens.

    For my least favorite book Im hoping they can really work some magic and make it better in the movies. Its possible….

    • Stacey

      I think the second part would be better if they added a whole lot more backstory and flashbacks to the hanging out at the Cullens part. It felt more like they were at a family BBQ, then getting ready to face destruction by the Volturi. (You know…lead up to action that never happens). Maybe, have a montage of Edward blocking Tanya’s slutty intentions.

      Plus, they need to flesh out the Garrett character. The more Lee Pace the better. I do have a worry it will be more of random characters just taking up space and not saying anything. Just like all the Cullens in first three Twilight movies. 

    • ladyofthemeadow

      Agreed, once all the other vamps show up it gets kinda boring I think about getting outta there. And I sometimes flounce when the baseball scene is over in Twilight.

      Jamie Campbell Bower may keep me interested in vamps, in the movie version.

      I know what I like, and I like what I know (getting better in my wardrobe…)

      • Anonymous

        did you see that ComicCon interview where Rob is all, “Wedding, Demon Baby, a bunch of people want to kill each other and then nothing happens.”

        Love. Him. Love that KStew is next to him going, “jebus what an idiot.” :)

        • ladyofthemeadow

          Yeah it was interesting when she said “he so doesn’t think that” or something to that effect. Forget what they were talking about, but it made me think:

          – she’s inadvertently disclosing to the world that she knows his true inner thoughts — RobSten lives!
          – she isn’t afraid to contradict him in public (uh oh, can be sign of a rocky relationship)

          Armchair psychologist here… signing out for now, and going home.

          • Anonymous

            it’s clear either way that they have a close relationship-Yes I noticed that, she was like, That’s not how he thinks about this.

            But they also seem to have a sort of weird relationship? By being an armchair psychologist because Obviously they act completely natural and how they always are while sitting in a room being bombarded by questions for hours.

          • Anonymous

            it’s clear either way that they have a close relationship-Yes I noticed that, she was like, That’s not how he thinks about this.

            But they also seem to have a sort of weird relationship? By being an armchair psychologist because Obviously they act completely natural and how they always are while sitting in a room being bombarded by questions for hours.

        • Anonymous

          I love that interview so much.  She’s obviously a fan of the story and he’s so obviously not.  It’s like most of the girls here and their guys…

    • Anonymous

      I’m ok with that part of BD– more so than most fans I think– but it’s my husband’s absolute favorite part.  He says something like, “Finally, all that crappy romance stuff is over and you get cool vampire stuff!”

      • Anonymous

        “Finally, all that crappy romance stuff is over and you get cool vampire stuff!”  this is exactly what I thought! And then, not much happened….I have unfulfilled visions of Jane being torn apart.

  • TeamSeth

    First, before I read anything, I need to comment on this elephant photo.

    EPIC!

    I love that the guy on the other side of the zebra crossing (snickers) looks like he’s actually looking at a giant elephant crossing the road.

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