Things you should know about Dusty: She is staunchly Team Trilogy, so when she says Breaking Fail, that is her way of referring to
Moving on... I'm sure you've all heard the big news in the Twi-world this week, right? That Stephenie Meyer is not releasing Midnight Sun this summer? Instead we get this...
Book Cover found at www.breetanner.com
Y'all can have meaningful conversation about this, but I just plan to offer alternate book options for her to write INSTEAD OF FREAKIN' WRITING MIDNIGHT SUN.
"Oh Snap! The Life of A Snapple Bottle Cap" - The intriguing history of the bottle cap Edward clung to after eating lunch with Bella. Follow this tiny piece of metal from it's humble beginnings as recycled aluminum cans until the fateful day, in 3055, when the sun goes supernova and melts the earth.
See. I would rather read about Edward's bottle cap (only if it fully describes in detail how Bella dies/melts along with the earth). Or, I would rather read Midnight Sun. Or, I dunno, how about Jasper and the Vampire Wars? Even Maria's story. How about Carlisle's back-story. IN FULL. Or Alice. Sweet, sweet Alice's back-story.
But you know what? We all KNEW the Bree book was coming. Smeyer even told us about this f*ckery way back when. Yep. She surely did. We just didn't want to acknowledge the possibility of this Bree f*ckery coming to fruition. SMeyer wouldn't do this to us, would she? But yes, she did. Every time. Every time we have high hopes from SMeyer, she pees on us. Pees. On. Our. Faces.
Look at Breaking Fail as a reference for the whole peeing thing.
But, tell us how you really feel Dusty. *grins*
Okay, okay, so she's not publishing Midnight Sun. But, this does reinforce Stephenie's whole, "I only write when I think it's not for publishing" stance. (sidebra: stance? Is that a stance?) If she thought we actually didn't
Midnight Sun? Pfffft. I would way rather read Buttcrack Santa's backstory than anything else about Edward. I mean, really.
What? It's worth a try.
*rolling my eyes* That is such a bull-crap excuse, though. "Oh no! People want to read what I write! I'll stop writing entirely and wait for them to forget me!"
Now, back to Bree, am I going to read her story? Of course. Am I going to BUY it? Of course not. For all of my bitching, I like SMeyer. I like her books and her writing. I've decided to look at this as her exploring her ability to write something darker than Twilight. I'm assuming there will be lots of dark, bad vampire psyche to delve into. And since she completely copped out and made VampBella PERFECT IN EVERY WAY, we'll actually get to see what a newborn vampire's bloodlust is like.
Of course, if she writes a book about Riley next instead of Midnight Sun I'm completely flouncing her and going back to rereading True Blood. *glares in SMeyer's direction*
Oh, I'll definitely be buying it. I do think it's very cool that she is offering it up for free, but you all know I like the feel of a book in my hands. And, honestly, I'm intrigued by Bree's story and am actually looking forward to reading it.
*ahem* Rain, you're doing that overly optimistic cheerleader thing again. Cut it out.
*gags on Bella's Vampire perfection and any reasonable sacrifices she should have had in the cop out known as Breaking Fail*
You know who I want a back-story on? The two Romanian vamps. Those guys were a hoot.
I'm going to read to Bree's story too. Maybe, like Meadow said, SMeyer will give us a glimpse (a PG-13 rated glimpse but beggars can't be picky) into the life of a REAL newborn vamp. Maybe this is her attempt to make up for that missing part in Breaking Fail? Maybe? One can have hope right? I mean, I was really wanting Bella to eat Jessica or Mike Newton or something. I was rooting for Bella to just NOM NOM NOM away on Jessica.
*laughing hysterically at the idea of Bella attacking Jessica* Oh, that's a good idea! I'd love to hear about the Romanians. They seem like REAL Vampires. Or Jane. I freakin' LOVE Jane.
Honestly, there are fanfics that I want to update more than I want to read this story. But I've decided to view it as a step in the right direction. *deep cleansing breath* Remember, SMeyer is still growing as an author. As long as no one tells her they WANT her to write. *snicker*
Right. Like Midnight Sun. We definitely do not want to read that. *whispers* Seriously, this is going to work.
*snort* Okay. Sure. So, Steph, how about writing me one of these?
"The Short and Fractured Life of the Television that Edward Destroyed During 'The Vote'"
"The Short and Ripped Life of Jacob's 25th Pair of Shorts"
"The Short and Smelly Life of the Popcorn Tub that Mike Newton Puked into"
'Cause, you know, that would be better than Midnight Sun.
Okay, what about you all? Are you excited to read Bree's story? Are you feeling let down or just happy to get anything from Stephenie Meyer?