The music Stephenie Meyer REALLY listened to when writing Twilight

You know when you’re PMSing and everything is going wrong? Your thighs feel huge (might be the Ben & Jerry’s you finished off in 2 nights), your face breaks out like you’re in 7th grade, you cry when you can’t get your spreadsheet to look right at work and you’re suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that your life hasn’t turned out the way you thought it would back when you were growing up. And all you want to do is listen to music that reminds you of a simpler time? And cry? And eat more Ben & Jerry’s? Well, this explains posting the following fan letter* PS: I had no intention of finding Twilight-related videos to go along with it, I was going to post the original videos, but turns out Twilight fans have put Bella & Edward images & video to EVERY SONG ON THE PLANET:

Dear Stephenie,

Hi. I wanna just talk a little bit about your playlists on your website. They are filled with this awesome, rock-out music. (well…except for that Right Said Fred you have thrown in. That was a nice addition.) But, you see, I think you’re just trying to trick us. Because I think of totally other songs when I think about Twilight. I now present you with what I think you were actually listening to when you wrote this lovely series:

1) “Oops I Did It Again” by Britney Spears.

This is obviously the song you were listening to when you wrote that drama between Jacob and Bella. Bella was playing with his heart the whole time. She got lost in the game. She made them believe they’re more than just friends. Oops, he thinks she’s in love. That she’s sent from aboooooooooove. Well, she’s not that innocent. (ok, I might have went too far there..)

2) “The Hardest Thing” by 98 Degrees.

This goes where Ed makes that bad call and leaves in New Moon. Because the WHOLE refrain of this song is about how the dude has to leave the chick and how he has to lie and tell her he doesn’t love her. Well, hello, that dude is Edward Cullen. And the chick is Bella Swan. Plus, he really is “the hardest thing” (that’s what she said…)

3) “The One” by The Backstreet Boys.

This one is for Jake. Because, while Bella may be playin with his heart and all, Jake was still willing to be the one who will make all her sorrows undone. The light when she feels like there’s nowhere to run.

4) “As Long As You Love Me” by The Backstreet Boys.

This song is for Bella’s craziness. She didn’t care who he was, what he did, where he’s from, as long as he loved her.

Last, but not least,

5) “All I Have to Give” by The Backstreet Boys.

I feel like if Twilight was a musical, this would be the song Jake sings to try to win Bella’s heart. Because he doesn’t know what Ed did to break her heart, but he’ll be there to make her smile. And he might not have a fancy car (like someone else we know…) but to get to her, he’d walk a thousand miles.

So there you go Stephenie. There’s what I really think you were jamming out to when you were writing. Don’t lie.

BSB still “rox my sox”,
cedvanhalen

After the jump, hear the song I danced to the night of my first open-mouthed, wet tongue, nasty kiss on the steps in front of my school IN PUBLIC: Continue…

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Stuff we like other than Twilight: Paper Route

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why yes this self-portrait is in my bathroom at work...

Dear LTTers,

So Moon & I talk about this all the time, but that one day, back in December ’08 when we randomly decided to turn our instant messaging conversations into a blog? Yeah, we had no idea that we’d end up where we are (almost) TEN months later! Ya know- we’ve “made it.” I mean, a PR person from Toys R’ Us contacted us the other day, y’all. What else can you want from life? I can now die happy.

Every day Moon & I attempt to make you laugh or make you think Twilosophically and for some reason thousands of you read us and email us and follow us on twitter and make US laugh. But.. you don’t really know us. And that’s a shame. A CRYING shame. (And also it’s really good for us. Because I’m pretty sure you’d be so underwhelmed by our “normal-ness” that you’d stop reading LTT/LTR altogether. And we don’t want that.) A dear LTT/LTR friend turned real-life friend, Brookelockart, was kind enough to to force out this sentence when I talked to her about the difference between cyber-UC and real-life UC:

I’ve heard you say funny things… once or twice…

Thanks Brookie. Anyway, we like to share with you, from time to time, stuff we like other than Twilight so that we can prove to you we know how to live our mantra of “That’s Normal” and so you get to know us better. Since we’re awesome n’ stuff. (See our first post about this here, so you don’t miss learning about UC & Moon)

At press time (aka 1:42 am this morning when I’m 4 drinks in) Moon has not told me what she likes, so today just stars me, which is another thing to add to the list of things I like- stuff about me. Without further ado, UC likes:

  • Music: but good music. You might call me a music snob. And I’m fine with that!
  • California: I declared when I was 13 that I’m moving there. I’m still working on that, but it will happen.
  • The Internet: I’m kinda obsessed with the internet. I blog personally (actually I apologize to my personal blog profusely since I don’t have time to blog there anymore!), I download and use EVERYTHING google and I love geeky new things that pop up online.
  • Wearing big things in my hair- Flowers. Check. Feathers. Check. Bows. Check.
  • Self-portraits. I’m the queen of self-portraits. I take them anywhere and everywhere. Usually I make a silly face. Sometimes I attempt to look sexy which people assume is my silly face. Sexy UC= Fail.:

So in the spirit of telling you about Moon & UC and sharing “Stuff we like other than Twilight,” I bring you something not exactly Twilight-related but also kinda still Twilight-related since, obviously, we do run a Twilight blog.

Paper Route is a band I LOVE! They are my husband’s college friends and have recently gotten a ton of really good press & I’m so happy because they deserve it. (PS they’re currently touring with Paramore which is not exactly Twilight-related but kinda is since they were on the soundtrack and we bow to Queen Hayley for partaking in one of our most favoritest interviews of Rob ever)

I happened across this New Moon trailer, which we’ve all seen, set to two amazing Paper Route songs:

Love them? They’re amazing, seriously. You can stream their whole album on Imeem. Clicky below for good times music finds!

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Thus concludes today’s lesson on learning more about UC & stuff she likes.

Love,
UnintendedChoice

Wanna question why in the world someone would take pictures in the bathroom at work? Do it on The Forum
then head on over to LTR

and don’t forget about entering the “‘Imma Enter a Twilight Contest’ Contest

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The New Moon Soundtrack, preview and speculation

NMsoundtrackcoverDear LTT-ers and music nerds alike,

Yesteryday’s the day I had been waiting for with baited breath… the Soundtrack track listing for New Moon was released. Would Alexandra Patsavas, Chris Weitz and team knock New Moon’s soundtrack out of the park this time? Would they avoid the pitfalls of the Twilight soundtrack? Mainly the inclusion of shiz like Collective Soul and Perry Ferrell? Well we still have a little bit longer to find out since the soundtrack itself isn’t released till October 20th and the ultimate test: the movie isn’t released till November 20th, but for now we have a track listing that looks SOLID. And like any good music nerd, I’m here to break it down for you, introduce some of these artists and also learn a bit about the ones I’m not familiar with.

Hold on tight you little creep!

Hold on tight you little creep!

As explained on Stephenie Meyer’s website as well as the super awesome New Moon Soundtrack site “…all of the music is original, and exclusive to the soundtrack.” Though I have to point out that Muse song was released on their latest album The Resistance, but according to them they were asked by Chris Weitz to cut a different version of the song. All that to say not only is it exciting that we’ll be hearing all (almost) new music but how telling is it that this saga can get TOP artists like Thom freaking York to cut all new music for it?! That’s called pull and this saga’s got it.

Anyway, on to the track listing…

01. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE — MEET ME ON THE EQUINOX

I really love the line “Oh darling understand, that everything ends…” which works so well with the themes of New Moon. Bella learns that nothing is forever and that as much as she thought she’d be with Edward forever, it wasn’t meant to be. Little does she know! I can almost seeing this being a song from Jacob’s perspective, not only did we learn Chris Walla is SO Team Jacob the lyrics have so much longing, so much want. Wanting to be that person for her but needing her to meet him halfway. Hmmm love to ponder the lyrics, my friends!

Get your coffee and follow the cut as we jump into the rest of the tracklisting…
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Letters to Twilight in 10 words or less

Dear LTT-ers,

Just the other day I was talking to UC about how I wished I could just post two word letters or even three (go for the gold Moon!) because sometimes less is more especially when you see shiz like this:

Rob and Kristen spotted shopping in VINTAGE store

Rob and Kristen spotted shopping in VINTAGE store

Dear Rob and Kristen,

Be less predictable.

Love your pal,
moon

So I decided to summarize the following Twi-news, pictures and what have you in 10 words of less… can I do it and still be semi funny? Will you love me when I fail miserably?

Let’s see shall we?

Your faithful servant,
Moon

Take the cut to see if I can do it!
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Twilight Dirt – All the news that’s fit to print

Do your Twitpics look THIS GOOD? David Slade's do

Do your Twitpics look THIS GOOD? David Slade’s do

Dear LTT-ers and Twihards,

It’s about that time again, yup we need to do a news dump, since we can’t write letters regarding EVERY little news piece nor do you want to hear us TRY to wax poetic about Sarah Clarke’s suitcase. I tried. It doesn’t work. So let’s get to it…

XO
Moon

  • If you’re not following David Slade on Twitter you are missing out on some awesome shiz, like pictures of Taylor doing backflips and THIS DUDE! This is the guy you see in the mirror after you chant “Red Rum” into your bathroom mirror with the lights off at your 6th grade sleepover. Eclipse crew are SEXYtimes.
  • Are you ready to simultaneously pee your pants, puke into the DVD storage unit near your tv, scream like a 14 yr old girl and hyperventilate? Yea, we are too! The holy trinity (Rob, KStew and Taycob) will be premiering a new (read: legit) trailer at the MTV Music Video Awards. And yes, Russell Brand is hosting again, get your pitch forks ready.

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  • I’m beginning to think these biotches aren’t even in Eclipse, they’re just hanging out, walking through Vancouver with their hoods up, drinking smoothies and working out 23 hours a day. Seriously, who owns THAT MUCH workout gear?

MORE News after the cut!
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