Saying Goodbye to Twilight

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Tonight, I’m standing in line waiting to see the final installment of the Twilight Saga. Before spending untold hours in lines for every movie, I devoured the books with the ferocity of a teenage girl. It’s hard to explain why I am so taken with all things Twilight, but I own my guilty pleasure completely.

Breaking Dawn: Part 2 signals the end of an era. For the last four years, I’ve had a lot of fun watching the books play out on the big screen and hanging out with other Twihards. I’m going to miss it, but at the same time I’m looking forward to saying goodbye. Excuse the cliché, but all good things must come to an end. Otherwise, we’d never have room for all the new things waiting on the horizon. I’m ready to let go, but the Twilight Universe will always be something special to me.

In the midst of Twilight mania, I wrote my first novel and embarked on a second. The ideas were always there and so was my muse, but the inspiration of Stephanie Meyer’s journey of becoming a published author gave me the final push I needed to get writing, (along with my mother). I will always be thankful for that and I’m even more thankful that I got the opportunity to tell her how she inspired me, (see The Autograph Ninja).

As the series comes to a close, I am anxious to see what Stephanie Meyer and the cast will be up to next. Everyone involved is so talented and I wish them nothing but the best as they move on to new projects.

If I am a bit scarce throughout this weekend, it’s due to a Twilight hangover and multiple viewings. I’ll be back to normal soon enough!

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c.b.w. 2012

20 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye to Twilight

  1. My girlfriend and I call ourselves “Twerds” as only a true Twilight Nerd understands our Twerdiness! (and I just never liked the term “Twihard”) I did the whole standing in line thing for New Moon and swore never again so we now have the foresight to order our tickets on-line to the theatres with reserved seats and have done so for the remainder of the franchise! Tonight will be a leisurely dinner with our husbands, then the early screening which we can waltz into as the previews start knowing our seats are there 😉 I am very jealous of your signed books. I have 3 copies of the set (hard cover, soft cover and digital) and would love just one signed by the fabulous Stephenie Meyer. I suppose I will have to put my C.B. Wentworth signed novel on my coveted book stand instead. 😀

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  2. I’m one of those people, too. Although I haven’t been as thrilled with the movies. BD1 was so bad, I’m waiting for BD2 to come out on video. I’m not wasting my money to see it on the big screen. I’m not sure why, but every movie has a different director. I think that’s the problem.

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    • Part 2 is totally different from Part 1 in a good way. I was so impressed with it from start to finish. 🙂

      The different directors is for no other reason than they needed to make these movies fast to avoid the aging problem. Multiple directors allowed for faster production.

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  3. Jen

    Isn’t it great to escape like that? I just had some girlfriends over for our annual Second Thanksgiving Lord of the Rings Marathon and Sleepover Buffet. We watch all three (soon to be 4) extended versions! Love it!

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