“It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars


It’s tough for me to admit this, but… I like this song. The first time I heard it was when I was listening to the Breaking Dawn, Part 1 movie soundtrack, and I suppose I got “hooked”. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I’m not a big fan of Bruno Mars. However, for some reason, I find myself liking his music. I mean, first The Lazy Song, followed by Marry You, AND THEN It Will Rain?? What’s next, Grenade?

Oh, man… I hope not >_< This entire situation is just so uugh, I can’t even begin to wrap my head around it. My entire view on music is being flipped upside down. I need a breather. *le sigh*

Efforts in Balancing


This is me making up for my admiration of the Twilight Saga. Sorry, Potterverse! *sheepish smile*

The pictures are clearly not mine, having found them in this wonderful Tumblr account. If you’re a Pothead, you better subscribe to it. And if you’re a bigger Pothead, subscribe to my account as well. It’s not officially Harry Potter related, but I reblog a lot of Potter things ;)

Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (2011)


It’s no secret that I have a love-hate relationship with the Twilight Saga. When I was younger, I was an avid fan. Years later I admit I’m still a fan, but a small part of me is ashamed because… well, it’s Twilight. Book-wise, I admire Meyer’s poetic prose but abhor the way she made her characters a different version of Mary Sue. Movie-wise, I suppose I loved each and every one when they came out, but I have to say I won’t go rushing to watch them immediately. They were full of bad acting, cringe-worthy dialogue and why on earth do they linger on the kissing scenes/shirtless men?! (Sorry, that’s the prude in me talking xD)

Anyway, I watched Breaking Dawn, Part 1 yesterday with my girls. I was tapping into the fan-girl in me and was completely hyped up and excited for some Jasper love *ahem* Bella/Edward love. If I’m to be honest with myself, I wasn’t putting much hope on the technicalities of the movie. I promised myself that I like Twilight simply for the fan-girl moments, not the ahh-mazing acting or the epic-tastic dialogue… but you know what? The second I laid eyes on that huge screen in the cinema, I was floored.

Well, not literally, but you know what I mean.

  1. First and foremost, I found Kristen Stewart‘s acting more believable. She was wide-eyes and smiling and she rarely stuttered or looked down — and I swear I only saw her mouth open a few times. (And please don’t be harsh to me, I’m a fan of KStew!)
  2. Secondly, the wedding scenes… In the words of Angela Weber all the way back in Twilight: Oh. My. God. I completely loved it! I was afraid that it would be super romantic and so cheesy (and it was in a way), but I just fell in love with — no, not Bella and Edward, but Renée and Charlie. The former was completely harebrained and the latter so dry-humoured, they were just… wow, to me.
  3. The cinematography was amazing. There were parallels with Twilight, such as the bird’s eye view of the forests and stuff, and parallels with New Moon with the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer. The various use of camera shots, the one that comes to mind is the boat shot when Bella and Edward were travelling to Isle Esme, definitely kept the movie interesting as well.
  4. Lastly, there was the dialogue. The entire film did not focus on the ‘woe is me, I’m in love with a vampire/in love with a human/in love with a human in love with a vampire’ crap. Because of this, I felt the characters to be more believable. Shocking, right? I mean, Rosalie was actually acting human (in the loosest sense of the word).

Of course, I can’t just shout praises for the movie. It’s wonderful and all, but it’s not perfect. (The horrible, non-Twilight fan part of me is saying “It’s still Twilight, after all… hahaha.)

  • For one thing, I can’t help but wonder that the scene after Bella and Edward’s first night together, when it is revealed to the audience the bruises Edward gave Bella, was slightly promoting abuse. Bella was all “it’s fine” and “they don’t hurt, not compared to the awesome, awesome sex we had last night”. Am I the only one who sees this?
  • And then there’s Edward wanting to abort baby Renesmee. I know it’s for the sake of the plot and everything, but WHOA. I am pro-life, so bad Eddie!
  • Then there’s also Bella’s transformation into a vampire. Could they promote perfection even more?! I mean, I’m happy with the way I am and could not ask for anything better but… even I took a hit for my self-esteem. Damn.
  • Finally, there’s the whole “I’ve imprinted on your vampire-human baby” — some say it’s pedophilia, and the argument there is that the werewolf doesn’t have to be the imprintee’s lover immediately: they could be a friend, a brother, or whatever she wants him to be. But my rebuttal to that is “isn’t that a tad incestuous if you first become her brother and then her lover?” But hey, that’s just my view on things. A plot is a plot, after all.

Overall, I found the movie riveting because if it were otherwise, I won’t still be on this Breaking Dawn high I seem to be on right now. If you’re not a Twilight fan before this movie then perhaps it’s too late for you to convert, but I strongly believe this particular movie has a chance to do so. I’m not putting my hopes up, but that’s just my opinione. Breaking Dawn, Part 1 totally surprised me… but in a good way.

By the way: is it just me or does Peter Facinelli look a bit like Tom Cruise?? o_O Oh, and was it just me or was Stephenie Meyer in the crowd of wedding guests?? Huh…

NEW Breaking Dawn (Part 1) Movie Trailer


Here it is, what Twi-hards all over the world are waiting for…

*drum roll*

…the new BREAKING DAWN, PART 1 theatrical trailer!! This is no measly teaser trailer, but a full on two minutes and thirty seconds preview. To be honest, it pretty much covers the first half of the book so even non-Twilight fans can get the gist of the plot — what’s the point of the movie?

Okay, that was a joke. I didn’t mean that. (Not completely, anyway ^__^)

Random thought: If the Cullens are supposed to be vampires and therefore never-changing, how come their hairstyles change every time there’s a new film out? I understand it’s impossible to keep the same hairstyle over three or four years, but at least let them be the same colour.

Eat ‘Em Up, Twi-Hards!


So apparently, Summit Entertainment released some new stills of the upcoming Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn (Part 1). I have to say though, despite my decreasing interest on the franchise, the small part of me that’s still a Twi-hard is jumping up and down in sheer excitement. I can’t wait for the movie!

I quite like the one picture with Edward’s arm around Bella. (They’re wedding rings stand out like beacons, don’t they?) *Sigh* They just seem so happily married, you wouldn’t think that their marital bliss would be shattered in the form of  half-human, h}alf-vampire baby.

What do you think of these new pictures?

“Full Size Me!” says the Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Cast Poster


And this is what we get:

Personally, I quite like the other poster better, though that might be due to the fact that I think the cast here were Photoshopped too much. Well, that and this seems entirely too cluttered than the peaceful ‘breaking dawn’ that was in the first poster.

But never mind me; everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, and sometimes I do think that I’m an old lady stuck in a young girl’s body. Strange, but there you go. ^__^

Oh, and if you’re interested… ;D

Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Cast Poster


Comic-Con is coming up, and the Twilight Saga franchise has released a new poster featuring all the major cast: Bella and Edward (of course), Jacob, and the rest of the Cullen family.

With the Harry Potter fever the last few months, I must admit that not once have I spared a thought for the upcoming Twilight movie. Honestly? I’m not even excited for this; not anymore, at least.

Compared to Deathly Hallows 2, Breaking Dawn 1 just won’t cut it. Perhaps I’m just a bigger Pothead (a nickname “affectionately” used by my old classmates) than I am a Twi-hard. Perhaps it’s just that the EVENT THAT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING. does not compare to THE EPIC CONCLUSION OF THE WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON.

Word-wise, the Deathly Hallows trailer used epic, conclusion and phenomenon. The toughest word the Breaking Dawn trailer used was everything. I dunno… I suppose this is just me channelling my geekiness.

Oh, and don’t get me started on how overly Photoshopped that poster above is. I think apart from Lautner, everyone else is wearing a wig. Even Rathbone (Jasper). It’s creeping me out a little bit.