May 07, 2009
So I just finished reading Stephanie Meyer's Twilight, for the second time. It's so engraved into my brain, I thought I would write for a while.
There are a few things that I know now. First of all, Stephanie Meyer needs to become a vampire so she can continue writing forever. Her books enthrall me. I know that they are considered "young adult novels" or "teeny bopper books". But I don't care. I really enjoy her writing style. It's an easy read but she just captivates me.
The next thing that I know is that I might actually be in love with a fictional vampire named Edward Cullen. Yes, I somewhat feel like a 12 year old girl, writing this. Not a 22 year old, MARRIED, woman. Oh well, I don't care. And neither does my husband. The connection between Edward and Bella leaves me absolutely speechless and breathless. It's a whirlwind romance and an eternal, ethereal love all at the same time. It's incredible the way it winds up. You know how in those quick, sultry love affairs, how it happens so fast, so sure? Their story has that element. Now let's skip to another example. Let's go to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's love builds slowly, simmering and long lasting. Somehow Stephanie Meyer has combined the two into this amazing series and it just captivates me and holds me prisoner.
I think that a lot of women have that "dark side" to their physical wants. A lot of women will admit to wanting to be wooed, courted, romanced, seduced. But, I know for myself, sometimes there's another side to that. That side where we want to be taken. We want that man to be strong, take control. Ha ha, I know that I'm probably sounding crazy right now, but who cares. Is it masochistic of me to want Edward Cullen to bite me? Hmm.... a thought to ponder. The thought doesn't bother me one bit!
I will be re-reading New Moon as soon as I can get ahold of it. I don't own the books yet, so I'm borrowing them from my sister in law. I can't wait to contiue the series for a second time.
Now onto Mr. Robert Pattinson, the man who plays Edward Cullen in the movie. He is not conventionally gorgeous, but I find him scintillating. He pours himself into his characters and I really admire that about him. He takes weeks off before shooting, to become one with his character. He confines himself in solitude and really just envelopes himself it in. I love that. He's a musician on top of that. I'm not a HUGE fan of his voice, but his talent with a piano or a guitar thrill me. I don't know. Like I said, I sound like a 12 year old with her first big celebrity crush. I swear I'm having flashbacks of myself and Justin Timberlake when NSYNC first hit the scene.
Next point, the song on the soundtrack called Bella's Lullaby. It's from the movie. That song is incredible. It reminds me of a cross between the perfect ode to unrequited love and the perfect serenade to eternal love. Which fits the theme perfectly. Three cheers to the composer. The perfect connection between the songs dissonance and underlying harmonies. How the song flutters and slips in and out of keys and chord progressions. It's in Major then Minor, then... something out of this world. Like I said: Ethereal. It's perfection to me, at this moment. I feel that way about a lot of compositions. This one is thrilling to me in this moment. I feel enraptured but it all.
I need to get back into composing. I miss it. Hm.... Maybe dh should buy me a piano. I always used my mom's. Now I don't live near her :(.
Okay, that's enough for my ranting. It wasn't really for anyone's benefit. I just needed to write. If that makes sense.