Post by Jayden Murphy on Mar 17, 2009 11:14:26 GMT -5
Whats everyone's plans for the big day, or rather night? Who pre ordered? Get any good gifts? Who is doing something crazy? Kidnapping rob? Pulling an all nighter to watch it?
I'm going to Hot Topic at the Mall to get my copy, i'll be in costume - probably my last time and if i get it finished. I wont be watching it till sunday though because I'm helping a friend move house.
Post by Edward Cullen on Mar 17, 2009 12:16:58 GMT -5
I pre-ordered mine from borders online (so i can get the 3 disc version and 10 photocards - woohoo for free stuff!). But unfortunately i got notice from them that due to the popularity it may not be shipped til april 13th, so i may have to wait a bit to get mine.
but for friday, no plans yet, hoping to find someone to go to a release party with even if i'm not getting the dvd from there.
How about the rest of you? For you Non-US members, when is it released in your country? Once everyone has theirs, we should all try to organize a site screening or something watch it together.
Post by Sophia Kent on Mar 17, 2009 16:01:23 GMT -5
I will be asleep lol.
I didn't preorder it, mainly because I was wary of the popularity like Eddie said, and didn't want to have mine delayed because of it. Later that day I'll probably just run to the drug store and buy it from there, since it'll be the only place in town that will have it for sale haha.
Post by Edward Cullen on Mar 21, 2009 1:15:17 GMT -5
Despite my not thinking i'd be able to go or have anyone to go with, I did end up making it to a release party and it was awesome! I went to the one at Borders, so if you didn't go and don't know what happened here were the events as I recall them:
My outfit: twilight tshirt (Cllick here to see shirt), and my Rosalie necklace since it was a v-neck tshirt so it showed it off. I was too afraid of one of the bracelets/wristcufs or the ring falling off so didnt wear them. Most people wore twilight tshirts, only one person dressed up as a character (alice).
Our group of twilight fans gathered in the central area of the store (NOT however the most open space so it was very cramped/no room to see/walk). There were probably 60 oir 70 fans that showed up, and all in a small area (of which i was one of the oldest, not including the parents that went). Had i known i was going i would have reread the book before, but as of 6pm i sitll didnt think anyone wanted to go, so i was a bit unprepared, but still, trivia ended up being harder than expected.
But before that, we gathered into the group, turned in ballots for movie awards (which i will discuss later). The first item on our agenda for the evening was Vampire Baseball Trivia. We basically divided into two teams and you played for points, but each point your team got, moved you one base further and then the team with the most homeruns won. Well the teams were divided down the middle of the group, and we were told to choose names for our team. Thankfully I got to be on Team Edward, the other team named themselves Team Monkeyman
The baseball trivia game began. For this portion of the game all the questions had to do with whether a certain thing occured in the book or the movie. The first question of the game, I personally answered correctly, earning Team Edward the first point of the evening! (for the life of me i cant remember the questions i answered, I just remember the answer being movie lol). I answered a couple more for our team throughout this round (we had to raise hands to annswer, i knew more than those but just didnt get it in time). Eventually, though the game was close, the victory went to TEAM EDWARD! For winning we got our choice of a pen (nontwillight), twilight stickers or a twilight bookmark. I choose the stickers since i got a bookmark myself earlier.
Then amongst the winning team only, they had to choose the most valuble plaer (or vampire). In this round of trivia the answers were no longer just movie or book but were VERY detailed questions. I expected to rock it but the questions were surprisingly hard and some i didnt know, a reread of the book today would have been helpful. But still during this round I managed to do alright, and made it to the final lightning round with 3 other people (who answered the most of these questions amongst our group). It was a close race but sadly I lost by one question (again knew the answer to the last question but wasnt the first to answer).
With the baseball trivia over, we then moved on to a scavenger hunt with the following items (feel free to skip if not interested - i'm copying this from the paper i brought home): *Visit the Transportation section and find a book on the make of Bella's truck. Write the title and author *Visit the Travel section and find a book on the state that Bella moves to live with her father. Write the title and author here. *Visit the Sports section and find a book on the science class that Bella and Edward had together. Write the title and author here. *Visit the Classics section and find a book about star-crossed lovers similar to Bella and Edward's story (no vampires only feuding families). Write title and author here. *Visit the Kids section and find a book that was made into a movie that one of the actors of Twiight was in. *Visit the cooking section and find a cookbook that features recipes for the food group of the item that is on the Twilight book cover. *visit the religion section and find the book that Stephenie Meyer says inspired the image on the Twilight Book cover *Visit the animals section and find a book about the animal that caused Emmett to become a vampire. *Visit the Careers section and find a book about Carlisle's chosen profession. *Visit the CD sectionm and find a CD by the musican of Edward's favorite song. *Visit the DVD section and find a DVD of a movie that any of the Twilight cast members apeared in. *visit the newstand and find a magazine featuring any of the Twilight cast members. *Visit the CD section and find a CD by the rock group that is always on Stephenie Meyer's playlist and had a song on the Twilight soundtrack *Visit the Travel section and find a book about the city where Edward was born. *Visit the Sci Fi section and find the book that Stephenie Meyer wrote that is not about Bella and Edward.
Ok, so as I get through most of the list, and have maybe 2 things left to find, they start deciding that instead of having a winner of who gets it first, they're just going to read over answers to everythng (i thought kinda lame). So we didnt really finish the scavenger hunt but it was fun to do still.
After reading everything over, they put in a DVD with a message from the cast. They were on a photoshoot for New Moon - it showed Rob, Taylor, Kristen, Rachel, and Ashley (I dont remember seeing any others, if any of you saw it and saw one of the others, dont hate me for not listing it! i was in the back). It was thanking everyone for coming to the Borders Twilight release party and for coming out to buy the dvd. Short message but cool seeing them. Rob looked good (side note).
After this was the Twilight Movie Awards. I'll list the categories and winners for those of you interested: Best Quote: "You are my life now" "What if I'm not the hero, what if i'm the bad guy" (WINNER) "Oh she does smell good" "You brought a snack" "How you liking the rain girl" "Your mood swings are kinda giving me whiplash"
Funniest Moment: Rosalie crushes the salad bowl Edward reads minds in the restaurant (Sex, Money, Sex, money, Cat) (WINNER) Volleyball scene Mike Newton's dance outside diner Charlie and his gun/charlie halo moment Mike asks bella "how you likin the rain girl"
Best Bella Edward Moment The Meadow Dancing at gazebo at prom First Kiss (WINNER) When they jump out Edward's window hacky sack apple moment in lunchroom Edward saves Bella from van
Best OME (Oh My Edward) Moment Edward enters the lunchroom where we first see the cullens Edward smiles hearing jessica's thoughts about him Edward extricates himself from the kiss by springing backwards Edward growls at the would be attackers in Port Angeles (winner) Edward puts his arm around bella "as long as i'm going to hell"
Best Overall Scene Baseball game (I think this one, i cant remember this category) Visit to the cullen house bella and edward meet for the first time ballet studio in the woods B/E in the restaurant
Best Music moment Baseball game (supermassive black hole) (Winner) Ballet studio (let me sign) Lullaby montage Opening scene (full moon) Restaurant (Never Think) Bella and Ed arrive at school (Spotlight)
Best Vampire effect Tree climbing Sparkling (winner) super strength super speed alice jasper emmett jumping down into ballet studio
Best vampire (all were options - Ed won)
Best Baseball player Alice (Winner) Emmett Edward Jasper
Best Hair Victoria Bella Edward (winner) Rosalie
And that was the end of the awards. After the awards they used our awards ballots that we turned in to vote to pick for the raffle. They were giving away 10 photocards at random. I didnt win any of those (but am getting them in the dvd i ordered anyway) but the friend I went with ended up winning one, so that was cool. Then after the raffle, that was pretty much it. People who were buying the dvd there had wristbands they got when they first got there, and they started lining up. I ordered mine online and my friend wasn't going to get hers there, so we both left then.
Post by Jayden Murphy on Mar 21, 2009 16:42:22 GMT -5
Well well guys, last night was the night I'd been waiting for for weeks. Not quiet sure why as I've seen the movie afew times, hehehe.
I got a friend addicted to the books and then made her see the movie at mid night and then a few times after....not telling the number
To start the night off I went to Chills for dippers and a margarita; strawberry for the blood effect
Alice at dinner
Well after dinner we headed to a little bar and had a drink and a shot called Vampires Bite. Never found out what was in it, but it was pretty good.
Then we headed to the mall to Hot Topic and lined up. We, or rather I (My friend didn't pre order it) was 10th in line. For 2 hours we sat, stood, moved and talked. There was a basic trivia question with chocolate for answers. The lady asking the questions for our side called Rosalie Rosaline, hehehe. I don't remember all the questions, but two of the ones i answered were; name all the Volturi and what id the very first line in the movie. No one else got them, but me :}
This was my costume, a take on the one from the movie poster. No one else dressed up, but they wore twilight tshirts. Not to boast, but i made the dress - its hard to find Alice clothes.
So, other then the trivia there was very little else; unfortunately. They did have a raffle draw for a signed picture of Taylor as Jacob, but it isn't drawn til monday (Keep your fingers crossed for me) As the minutes counted down to seconds we all got excited and screamy. As it got to 10 seconds we counted down and screamed at the second of release. The store only let like 7 people in at a time, but i was in quick. And out quickly with my DVD, a poster and a post card. I bought my DVD from Hot Topic to get the exculsive film cell of Edward. Mine is from Edward's bedroom scene before they dance; a lovely scene.
At the end of the night, complete with my DVD and a big smile.
All in all it could have been better organized with more activities, but in the end it was about getting the DVD which i did. I hope everyone had a fun, whatever you did! And i hope you enjoy the DVD Feel free to laugh at the pictures