This was a big week for journalism. Helen Thomas retired, the oil spill continued to horrify, and Ashley Greene wore a lacy bra as she left the gym. Heady stuff all around. Also, the MTV Movie Awards fucking happened, and Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart might have had an unscripted kiss! Just kidding, they definietly didn't. Next week we have appearances from Greene, Pattinson, and our nemesis Emma Roberts on Jay Leno. I hope Greene shows up drunk, January Jones-style, and fucks up a few of Jay's cars in the parking lot before fleeing the scene and skipping the interview altogether. TOPICAL! Seriously though, we will collect the clips here.
We also talked about New Moon, obviously. This fucking book, am I right? Let's get some vampires up in the mix soon! Everybody seems impatient to get this book over with, but I am determined to do it justice. As in bring it to jail and lock it up for a long time.
This week we finally learned the story behind Sam's cult, which it turns out is not a gang of drug dealers but actually a youth outreach program for young werewolves. Duh, we knew it was that all along! But finally Bella is up to speed with the rest of us.
Next week we have a new entry in the BITERION COLLECTION, a film called Dread starring Jackson Rathbone, so see it this weekend if you can. I'm sure there are plenty of sites of dubious legality on which you can view it. And then there's next chapter, which almost drove me insane with rage. Get ready, I'm sure we will have lots to talk about. Celebrity gossip coverage, a.k.a. "the other hard news," will likely continue over the weekend.
In the meantime though, topics for discussion:
- Does it bother you that so much of this plot is based on misunderstanding? I get that it is kind of a Shakespeare thing, since this book has Shakespearean aspirations, but it probably shouldn't have Shakespearean aspirations. Shakespeare's characters could get away with being more transparent plot devices because it wasn't really about them. I'm more attached to Bella and Jacob than I am to Miranda and Ferdinand. It's character over story, not story over character. At least it should be; Bella and Jacob (and Edward) are stupid to a credulity-straining degree. Or am I wrong?
- Disneyland or the MTV Movie Awards? Why?
- Does S. Meyer understand what sarcasm is?
- Marry/Fuck/Kill: Ashley Greene, Robert Pattinson, Emma Roberts.
- Anything I missed in the last few chapters? Egregious eye-emotions, TWSS-worthy lines?