Dorks In Forks

I was going to write a big long post about Twi-Whore’s and my trip to Forks, but I’ve ended up with so many notes that I think I’ll just put it all in point form and perhaps elaborate on the points.

  • In Tacoma. See first sign for Port Angeles and squee. Loudly.
  • The drive seems to take forever but we finally make it to Port Angeles.
  • See first sign to Forks and squee so loudly and hard that tears come from laughing.
  • The drive is so beautiful it makes me want to cry.
  • There’s moss-covered, and I mean covered, trees everywhere.
  • I can see why it’s set there, almost magical feeling.
  • We drive over the bridge into Forks and play the Black Ghosts song from the beginning of Twilight.
  • The Welcome to Forks sign is right there and we squee even louder.
  • We both get a perma grin.
  • Find the hotel and check in. They have Twi stuff everywhere.
  • The hotel room is awesome! Red and black walls with coordinating bedding and towels.
  • Posters with Edward, the cast and Jacob are on the walls. Jacob is creepy. He looks like he’s sneering at us.
  • The next day we go sight-seeing and shopping. Every store has Twi stuff, even the bait and tackle store!
  • Take pictures in front of Forks sign. Charlie drives by and up to us and we wonder if we’ve done anything wrong. Turns out he was just setting a speed trap. Make mental note to mind speed limit on way out-of-town.
  • The Dazzled By Twilight store is awesome! I buy tons of magnets, a bottle of Tru Blood, and a pen.
  • Forks Outfitters (Newtons) has tons of Twi stuff. I buy Edward’s Espresso, Vampire Blood coffee syrup, a magnet for Melissa, and a Spartans hoodie.
  • The flower store lady that was in the Twilight in Forks documentary was very bitchy. She complained forever about me being tax exempt.
  • They really aren’t exaggerating when they say it’s the rainiest place in the Pacific Northwest. It rains every. Single. Day. We want to take pictures of us curled up on the forest floor and looking pained that Edward left us, but it’s just too damned wet and rainy to do so.
  • We go to the chamber of commerce and am told I look like Liza Minnelli. I’m positively horrified!
  • There’s nothing to do in the evenings so we stay in and watch movies and shows on tv.
  • Sunday we head to La Push!
  • We go out-of-town the wrong way and end up driving for about an hour out of our way. However, it was a very beautiful drive and we take a detour to see Big Cedar Tree.
  • The ocean is so beautiful. It’s rainy and angry and the waves are huge and the sky is grey and cloudy. Breathtaking.
  • Finally we head back to La Push and go the right way this time.
  • We find the Treaty Line and take pictures before heading into La Push and First Beach.
  • First Beach is beautiful as well. However it’s so windy and rainy and cold, we only stay for maybe ten minutes at the most. Unfortunately we don’t get a chance to walk on the beach and take more photos.
  • We go back to the Treaty Line for lunch at a diner. Then back to the hotel for a movie marathon.
  • Monday we go to Port Angeles for the day. We stop at a winery on the way and do a tasting.
  • Twi-Whore needs to get her car checked so we wander over to Wal-Mart while we wait. Fortunately it’s nothing that needs immediate attention.
  • We go for a walk by the beach before it starts to rain, then head to some shops downtown to pass time before our dinner reservations.
  • We go into Odyssey Books and Gifts, the bookstore in the book that Bella went to.
  • Everywhere we go people ask if we’re there for Twilight. We blush and sheepishly say yes.
  • We go into an alley to take pictures but they turn out not as funny as we think they are.
  • Dinner at Bella Italia. We even requested the table Edward and Bella sat at. Took Edward out to take a picture and the waitress giggled at us. I’m slightly embarrassed.
  • I had been talking about getting the Mushroom Ravioli for months before we left, but ended up getting the Espresso Smoked Duck Breast. I was not disappointed. It was absolutely amazing! Twi-Whore got the Chicken Saltimbocca.
  • We’re so done with sheeting rain and completely Twi’d out but sad nonetheless to leave.
  • It still seems so surreal that we were even there at all. Honestly I would never go back there but if I had to do it all over again, I’d do it in a heart beat.

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Twilight Tuesday

After I read and watched New Moon again, and started Eclipse I began wondering if it was silly of me to be worried about not having the same feeling with the movie, as I get from the book. The chemistry between Bella and Jacob is so believable in the book and I really wonder if it’ll come across the same in the movie. What worries me most is because Eclipse is my favourite book in the series, I’m bound to be disappointed in the film version. It happens all the time. Especially because they can’t fit every thing into a two-hour time slot.

There are certain parts that I really would like to see left in, that I think add to the feel of the story, like the leg hitch, which, because I’m a big dirty whore, I know is in it. I’d really like to see the scene in class where Edward and Bella have a discussion about if the plane to Phoenix went down, what he would do to save them. It’s witty, and funny, and some good humor relief. Also the part where Bella punches Jacob and breaks her hand, the sex talk with Charlie and the ride to graduation with Edward in the back of Charlie’s police cruiser. I seriously laughed out loud when I read those parts.

Over all, as long as it’s better than Twilight was, and just as good as New Moon, it should be ok. I mean really what’s the worst that can happen? They give Jasper an even uglier wig? Oh wait, that’s already been done.

Twilight Tuesday

Amazing isn’t even the right word for it. Beyond amazing doesn’t describe it well enough either. Saturday I spent the afternoon and evening watching New Moon. Twi-Whore and myself decided that we were brave enough to throw ourselves amongst the throngs of screaming fangirls and tweens to see New Moon twice in one day, because just once wouldn’t suffice. Our first showing was at 4:00 and I got there at 1:30 expecting to need to walk around the mall for a bit before getting in line. Boy was I wrong! A line had already formed and was only 4 people long, but join them I did! It didn’t take long for it to grow either. While in line I read a chapter of Tropic of Virgo, and listened to my iPod to pass the time. Twi-Whore showed up not long after and we waited for another hour before they let us in.

The squeeing began when the previews rolled, then subdued a bit (for us anyways). And when we were cockblocked with an extra preview I almost got mad till I realised it was for Remember Me! We squeed so loud and nearly hyperventilated, and the ladies next to us gave us the stink eye. Finally it started. Twi-Whore and I held hands through probably 3/4 of the movie, just because we were so excited! It was ridiculous and silly and my hand cramped and she cut the circulation off of my fingers, and I made her ring gouge her thumb, but we were just so crazed. 

I can’t say enough good things about the movie. The effects, the acting, the direction, the screen play. They were all amazing, and put together with the cast, I just don’t have words to describe it. We got to see Jasper and Emmett a bit more this time which was so nice ’cause I heart them hard, and Charlie. I loved Charlie in this! Billy Burke was exceptional! His parts were funny and touching and just all around great.

I’m so glad we didn’t see Stutter Bella this time, and Smell the Fart Rob. Taylor was exceptional, and played his role extremely well. I walked in expecting to leave feeling extremely angry with Edward but surprisingly wasn’t. It ended up being Bella I was mad at, for hurting Jacob so badly. And can I just say I loved the cliff hanger ending? We all know what happens in the end anyways, and if you haven’t read the books shame on you you deserve to not know how it turns out till you see Eclipse.

After the first movie ended we went for dinner at Pita Pit, and the guy working made fun of us a bit for going twice and tried to rub it in that he went the night before. Whatever, I’m a good Twi-friend and waited. That says a lot about me, I think. After dinner we went back to the mall and were going to browse for a bit, but I had a feeling there would be a line up so we headed back to the theater thankfully to stand in line. I was right, there was already a huge line forming, with about 30 or so people ahead of us. So we stood there for another 2 1/2 hours. The line ended up forming a huge loop around the inside of the mall, and we later learned it had sold out. We didn’t hold hands that time but were still just as excited to see it start (and for the Remember Me trailer). All in all we had a great day! And the effect of seeing it twice in the same day was a definite plus! We caught things we had missed the first time, and were able to absorb more without judgement. I can’t wait to see it for a third time, and a fourth, and a fifth….