Top 10: Things You Didn’t Know About Twilight

wmmattler May 20, 2010 9


The phenomenon known as the Twilight Saga has some running a bit scared, others trying to imitate and yet even more of us scratching our head to try to figure it all out. Not the story mind you, just the fans that follow it and why. For those misunderstood fans we offer up 10 little known facts about Twilight, its stars and its writer.

10. Marriage

The romance between Rob and Kristen. Is it real? Is it just hype? Apparently Rob Pattinson really did propose marriage to Kristen Stewart. She said no. The world was shocked and dismayed. The stock market somehow managed to open on the following business day- but even that was half-hearted and somehow sad.

9. Lookin’ For Trouble

Robert Pattinson is currently the #6 most searched for star on STARmeter Top 10. What does this mean? Obviously there are many MANY takers on the offer he gave to Kristen Stewart. Many of us would pay money to see what he gets in his fan mail every day.

8. People Will Buy Anything

When Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the series was released it sold 1.3 million copies in the first 24 hours. Sarah Palin’s book Going Rogue sold 700,000 copies in the first week. This has nothing to do with anything, I just think chicks in helicopters with guns are hot. Though it is interesting how one piece of fiction can so easily outsell another….

7. Dreams

Author Stephenie Meyer was a stay-at-home mother of three when the idea for Twilight came to her. She says the idea for the book came to her in a dream. She dreamed the scene with Bella and Edward in the woods, and sat down the next day and wrote it. The rest followed. Why couldn’t she fuel her boredom with Xanex and vodka like the rest of the bored housewives I know?

6. Special Effect Genuis

In the ballet-studio fight scene, honey and chicken were used to simulate “parts and peices.” I submit cooking it and serving it on a buffet would have been more productive. “Children are starving in Japan,” my mother would say. Now we know why. Another piece of FX trivia for you; before CGI, red food coloring and oatmeal was the preferred method of making lava.

5. Not First

Stephanie Meyer’s top pick to play Edward Cullen was little known actor Henry Cavill, and not Robert Pattinson. Honestly? Did it matter THAT MUCH? Any underwear model would have done just as well. Apparently in the beginning Meyer’s view of Edward differed radically from Pattinson’s. In the end Pattison played it his way. Said Meyer of the performance “..in the performance, he did what he wanted, and it turned out how I wanted it.”

4. Another shocker

The script for the movie only took six weeks to finish. Yup, a month and a half. I was surprised it took that long. Perhaps it had something to do with how well written the books were….

3. Identifying

The character Bella grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Coincidentally enough so did the author of the series, Stephenie Meyer. This leads one to wonder if being porked by a vampire is some sort of compulsion the author might have. BERRY interestink.

2. More Evidence

Meyer named a few of the characters from the series after ex-boyfriends. Hmmm, this is starting to take on a pattern….. In the article 10 Ways to Survive a Break Up it does not mention becoming an author and turning your former love interests into a bloodsucking creatures in print. They have lawyers for that sort of thing.

1. Fan Fiction

A Google search for Twilight fanfiction sites yields about 962,000 results (in 0.23 seconds- who cares?). A web search for Trek Trek fanfiction yields but 518,000 results (in 0.30 seconds- guess they’re older). This proves conclusively that there are more 12-16 year-olds than Trekkies (or Trekkers) on the internet… Having said that, let’s launch some prep-school tweeners into space.

9 Comments »

  1. adhd May 31, 2010 at 5:17 pm -

    twillight is SHIT

    really ppl wtf

  2. rhi May 31, 2010 at 9:12 pm -

    the books are actually really awesome. the movies, however, are completely retarded. they completely butchered the books.

    • Deniz July 5, 2010 at 2:58 am -

      So true. Why do people talk about how much they hate stuff so much if they really can’t stand it? Like Justin Bieber. The boys in my physics class always talk about how much they hate Justin Bieber, and Justin Bieber actually takes up most of their conversation with the girls in my class. So I think they are just bluffing.

    • SEI July 10, 2010 at 3:48 am -

      Actualy I loved the books until Breaking Dawn. Come on, she gives birth in the style that aliens burst out of that guys chest in Alien. Its just….

      and Jacob becoming a pedophile. Just. No.

      • Diana October 23, 2010 at 7:13 pm -

        Two of you are idiots.
        1. The books sucked either way. She made up words, had horrible grammar. Meyer basically wrote her own fanfiction, And the fanfiction can only get worse. Personally, I thought the movie was better because thankfully It was a hell of a lot shorter!

        2. Guys don’t like Bieber and the fact that they talk about it is because you girls talk about it. They don’t like it, they speak up. Proof there that you have no knowledge of guys either. What are you doing in Physics?

        3. You have somewhat redeemed yourself.

  3. Cassandra June 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm -

    I love how much you hate or act like you hate twilight, yet you, the author of this article, took the time to look up all this information and even come up with some insults. Maybe instead of saying how much people waste their time on Twilight you could go and try to right a book and see if it does better. :)

    • wmmattler June 24, 2010 at 8:20 am -

      I- the author, have to eat. I did write a book. It’s a Mock Buster spin-off called “Twinlight” and it’s all about these vampire sorority twins chasing this middle-aged author around for his……

  4. TheBiggestTwiFan August 6, 2010 at 11:42 am -

    7: absolutely false! she had a dream about chapter 13: the medow u liar!!!! ps i knew 7 of these already so ha!!!!

  5. LostHopeinHumanity September 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm -

    Twihards like you make me question the future of humanity.