Saturday, August 30, 2008

Midnight Sun On Hold Indefinitely!!!!


For those Twilight fans who didn't know already, an unfinished version of Midnight Sun was illegally posted and distributed online. In response to this, Stephenie has decided to put it on hold indefinitely.

Stephenie from her website on the matter:

"I did not want my readers to experience Midnight Sun before it was completed, edited and published. I think it is important for everybody to understand that what happened was a huge violation of my rights as an author, not to mention me as a human being. As the author of the Twilight Saga, I control the copyright and it is up to the owner of the copyright to decide when the books should be made public; this is the same for musicians and filmmakers. Just because someone buys a book or movie or song, or gets a download off the Internet, doesn't mean that they own the right to reproduce and distribute it. Unfortunately, with the Internet, it is easy for people to obtain and share items that do not legally belong to them. No matter how this is done, it is still dishonest. This has been a very upsetting experience for me, but I hope it will at least leave my fans with a better understanding of copyright and the importance of artistic control.

So where does this leave Midnight Sun? My first feeling was that there was no way to continue. Writing isn't like math; in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is like. With writing, the way you feel changes everything. If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn't dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely."

I myself am personally disgusted with the person who posted it illegally and every single person who downloaded it and read it. I'm not too surprised that this happened, and I believe Stephenie definitely has the right to do this after what's happened. I am glad that she didn't say that there was no hope of her ever finishing it. This whole thing is a disaster.

I don't know how her fans who claim to love her and her writing could do this to her. I mean, after all she's down for us, making sure each book gets out every year, having no time to spend with her family, and then some people, who give the whole fandom a bad name, just steal something like this from her.

Stephenie has posted a link to the unfinished Midnight Sun because she knows that postponing Midnight Sun will drive even more people to look for the illegal copy. However, she says she rather her fans not read this unfinished version of Midnight Sun since it's messily written and has some mistakes.

I am going to respect her wishes and not read it, and I urge others to do the same.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Rise Against CD

On October 7, 2008 the band Rise Against plans to have their new CD released!! It'll be called Appeal to Reason. They've just released the first single from it called Re-Education (Through Labor). It's one of the better rock songs I've heard in a few weeks and I can't wait to get the rest of their album.

First two days in my new school so far, and my feelings are mixed, generally leading towards dislike. I'll write (ok, more like complain) more about it later.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Moving Day

I've mentioned this briefly in comments and elsewhere before, but this is the first time I'm posting about it. Anyway, I'm moving to Delaware.
Tomorrow we're going to rent a truck and move over most of our stuff to the house we're renting before school starts August 26th. (ugh!...So soon!)

I'm not really too fond of my new house, but we really did have to move (because of my dad's job). I guess I'm sort of OK with it. At least I get to take Driver's Ed for free this year at my new school.
One of the worst things about it are the bugs. We've been staying in the mostly empty house for a couple of nights now and we've been finding all sorts of nasty insects and spiders. I think the worst is this thing. We have like a freakin' infestation of these disgusting little (actually not so little, more like two inches long) creatures!

They're called house centipedes and are insectivores. They eat a lot of other insects (which I suppose is good), and they can grow 2-3 inches long. And, did I mention, they bite.
I really do not care how beneficial these guys are. They CREEP me out. Especially after finding one crawling around on your bed. *shudders*
Does anyone else have these things in their house?
Anyway, I'll be posting more about the move and my new house later. I do have some good news though. Twilight the movie's release date has been moved closer by three weeks! This means it'll be coming out on November 21st instead of December 12th!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Max Ride Movie

Maximum Ride by James Patterson is officially going to be made into a movie with Columbia Pictures holding the screen rights!

Arad has hopes that "Maximum Ride" can hatch an original superhero franchise, with the elements of alienation and angst that resonate in those spandex-clad movie heroes.

Also, one of the interesting things in the article: "The fifth installment of the book series will be published next year."

I wasn't expecting that. I like the series, but I'm not sure that's the best idea after the fourth book. I love the series and the characters, but Patterson might be overusing the story. I mean, the fourth book was a little cheesy.
Oh well, I'm still looking forward to this new fifth book anyway.

Monday, August 04, 2008


Breaking Dawn was released three days ago!!

And yes, I have finished reading all 754 pages of it.

I'm sort of...speechless about it at the moment. NOT in a bad way. Its I really never expected her to write something like that. I'm not going to give away any spoilers in this post because I know a lot of people haven't read/finished it/don't care. But I am going to say a few things about it.

Ok, the sort of bad thing about it first: It was, (how do I put this?), fanfiction-y. Of course, Stephenie Meyer's writing was a trillion times better than any fan fiction writer out there, but still... Some of the things in the plot...

On the plus side, it was still an excellent read. I enjoyed it immensely, and I really do believe that she ended the series (at least those from Bella's point of view) very well. The ending was a whole lot better than that of the 7th Harry Potter book's in my opinion.

Also, I adored the section that was from Jacob's point of view!! I'm hesitant to admit this, but I may have liked it even more than the part from Bella's. Jake's funnier than Bella and the whole werewolf pack thing was very interesting to read about.

I'm also extremely happy that Jake imprinted on someone. I won't say who though.

Oh, and: Renesme? Really Stephenie, what were you thinking? I guess she wanted an original name or something. Whatever...

By the way, where did all the commenters go? Its feeling kinda lonely here.