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The New Moon Drinking Game

Posted in F.AN.GS (Fun and Games) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2009 by awesometeenmag

*WARNING: THIS GAME CONTAINS NEW MOON SPOILERS. STOP READING NOW IF YOU’VE BEEN LIVING UNDER A ROCK THE LAST THREE WEEKS AND HAVE YET TO SEE THE FILM*

We’ve been blog mum on New Moon for two reasons: 1. we want you guys to make your own decisions and not be swayed by how we at ATWIM feel (it’s the best freaking movie ever!!!…oops, I’ve said to much), and 2. we’ve been so busy seeing it over and over again that there really hasn’t been time to write. (Did I mention how freaking awesome it is?? Seriously. SERIOUSLY! Per-fection.)

However, it has come time to post what we like to tell ourselves is the most anticipated New Moon-related item to hit the net since the debut of that weird girlie Jacob doll: ladies and gentlemen, may we present you…THE NEW MOON DRINKING GAME.

Now, due to the popularity of The Twilight Drinking Game, this one is a little different. Word got out about us and our mad drinking game-making skills, so a few cast members contacted us to help with rules of their own. (Rob and Kristen called, but K just kind of stammered through some long-winded rule and Rob spent the whole phone chat being self-depricating so we had to drop their submissions.) Fortunately, our friends Peter Facinelli, Edi Gathegi and Jamie Campbell Bower were there to lend a hand…and help each and every one of you get good and sloshed. 

First, our rules. I, Co-Creator A, went to see New Moon (for the third time) by myself with notebook in hand to come up with these rules, for you, our loving readers. I’m pretty sure the few other people in the theater at 2PM on a Wednesday thought I was crazy. And I am. CRAZY FOR THE NEW MOON DRINKING GAME!

*NOTE: We cannot be held responsible for anyone who gets in trouble playing or attempting to play the New Moon drinking game. Also, if you’re going to get wasted at the movie theater, be sure to bring a designated driver. We recommend someone responsible like Angela Webber. A Mike Newton type is a little too much of a gamble.*

That said, here’s how the game is played. Add your favorite alcoholic beverage to your reasonably priced (ahem) movie theater soda and keep your cup close at hand. (Once the film is on DVD, the game gets a lot more convenient.) Whenever one of the following things happens, you MUST drink. Note: some variations are designed for hardcore drinking game players only. Feel free to make your own variations to avoid puking like a “marshmallow.”

DRINKING RULES:

1. This is a pre-film rule: drink for every preview of a film about letters that stars Amanda Seyfried. Seriously. You’ll be drunk before the opening credits. (Though there really aren’t opening credits, are there?)

2. Drink whenever someone takes a picture. Bella, Alice, Angela, etc.

3. Ok, now this one could mean you get dragged out of the theater on a stretcher, but give it a shot (no pun intended): drink everytime there’s plaid on screen. This is for every separate piece of plaid. For instance, in the cafeteria, Mike is wearing plaid, but so are a few of the extras in the background. Drink for each. (If you really want to get crazy, drink for the plaid curtains in Bella’s house.)

4. Drink when Edward gets out of the Volvo at school and walks towards Bella looking like something out of a wet dream. (Seriously, no matter how many times I see the movie, I gasp audibly when I see him.)

5. Drink every time Emmett says something so goofy it’s hot. Which is every time he speaks.

6. Drink every time a line from Twilight is repeated. For instance, when Alice says, “it’s time” or when Bella tells Charlie to be careful and he says, ” always am.”

7. Drink every time a line that’s so random, dated or dumb that it rivals “spider monkey” is uttered. ie: When Jake calls Bella “loca” or when Bella asks Emmett not to “hate the truck.” Or when Jess says “homeboy could have been a psycho.” Or when Jake says “age is just a number, baby.” You get the idea.

8. Drink when you get dizzy from the spinning in the scene where Bella’s lying on the forest floor. (Cause you know you do. I actually have to look away. Alcohol should help that.)

9. Drink when you see Sam come to save Bella in wolf form…because he looks like an animatronic Snuffleupagus. Moments later, drink again when Sam, Harry Clearwater and Jake exchange a silent look that rivals those on an episode of The Hills. 

10. Drink for Jessica’s amazing zombie rant. We heart Anna Kendrick. 

11. In the scene where Bella falls off the motorcycle drink two times: once when Jake does his fancy maneuver to get off his own bike and then when he shamelessly removes his shirt. You knew we were gonna say that one, didn’t you?

12. Drink when Mike Newton says “gotta get that pwotein in thew” in his baby talk voice. 

13. Drink for the Burger King product placement in the movie theater scene. 

14. (This is a good one!) Drink every time Bella cock teases Jake and they almost kiss. Such a tease, Bells!

15. Drink whenever the wolf pack makes their weird greeting noise. “Oooohheeeeee!”

16. Drink every time someone other than Bella drives her truck.

17. Drink whenever someone speaks a language that’s not English, but no translation is offered. (ie: Jacob or the Volturi.)

18. Drink during the amazingly funny, awkward and creepy elevator scene in Italy. Genius!

19. Whether you love it or hate it, drink for Alice’s Breaking Dawn premonition. (We love it!)

20. Drink for every Cullen that votes yes. 

Ok, now that you’re good and tipsy, it’s time for the celeb rules. We’ll start with Peter Facinelli (who also kindly offered us a Twilight Drinking Game rule—complete with Rob anticdote). Peter said: “For New Moon, every time you see Carlisle in a scarf, you can drink. That would be basically every scene I’m in.” (Editor’s note: we’re counting the dickie he wears when he’s with the Volturi.) 

Next, Jamie Campbell Bower, who, BTW, thought the game was a fantastic idea. We’re also pretty sure he’d play with us any day of the week. And drink us under the table. His rule was: “Every time Dakota Fanning does something incredibly frightening, which is just about every scene she is in.”

And finally, Edi Gathegi, who took this game very seriously. He even changed his rule five minutes after giving us his initial idea. Here’s how the conversation went down: “If the rule was for my character, you’d be sober the whole time, so how about every time Taylor is shirtless in a frame. Not in a scene, in a frame. So if they cut to Taylor, then cut to Kristen, then cut back to Taylor, drink both times [he’s on screen].” A few minutes later after hearing Jamie’s idea, Edi changed his mind:

Edi: Mine promotes alcoholism, I want to change it. How about every time someone is shirtless? Not in frames, just in scenes. Every time you see pecs.

Jamie: Nipple?

Edi: No, just pecs. Man cleave. And that’s for everyone. Not just Taylor. 

So, ATWIM readers, you heard the man. Drink every time you see man cleavage. And that includes Laurent’s under his blazer. We think Edi would want it that way.

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The OC Connection

Posted in F.AN.GS (Fun and Games) with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2009 by awesometeenmag

With time on her hands, a need to occupy herself until 11:59PM on Nov. 19 and an apathy for work that develops whenever it rains here in Atlanta (which is about as often as it rains in Forks), A has been checking back in with her old friends in Newport. (For those of you who have moved beyond 2004, that’s where The OC takes place.) And in reconnecting with Ryan, Seth (sigh), Marissa and Summer, she’s discovered some crazy Twi-connections. Despite the fact that Forks is the wettest place in the continental U.S. and it never rains in Southern California.

We all know that Cam, Jackson and Nikki appeared on the show (though I stopped watching when Marissa died, so I haven’t actually seen most of those eps. Luckily, my friend Netflix will be sending them to me soon.), but the OC Connection goes much MUCH deeper. 

 

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Ryan, I don't recommend pissing off James.

 

Exhibit A: The co-executive producer of The OC is no stranger to producing for network television. She’s also no stranger to Twihards. Ladies and gentlemen of the proverbial jury, may I present Twilight Saga screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg.

Exhibit B: Death Cab for Cutie penned “Meet Me on the Equinox” to perfectly portray (that was a lot of alliteration, nice work, A!) the heartbreaking breakup (spoiler alert? meh…) of Edward and Bella. But who was the original Death Cab fan? Seth Cohen! If it wasn’t for him, dare we say Death Cab wouldn’t be the household name it is today.

Exhibit C: Ok, so this one isn’t exactly Twilight-related, but it’s connected. Both Paul Wesley and Kayla Ewell of The Vampire Diaries appeared on The OC. The fact that Paul showed up in Orange County in 2003 and is now on the Vamp Diaries 6 years later proves he may actually be 17 forever. Good casting, CW!

And finally, and in what might be the most convincing connection of all, Exhibit D: Rachel Bilson who played Summer broke up with Adam Brody who played Seth (why on earth would you break up with Seth Cohen in real life?? Seriously!) and got engaged to Hayden Christensen, whom for the record, A does not find attractive. At all. That said, he’s how she pictured Edward while reading the books. And oddly, she still pictures EC that way despite her intense sexual attraction to Rob. It’s kind of sad, really. Point being, he’s the final connection in the OC/Twilight web. It’s like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon, but without Kevin Bacon. But if you give me a few minutes, I’ll find a way to tie him in, too.

Can you think of any more OC connections? Post them in the comments!

Oh! Oh! Kevin Bacon was in Footloose, which is being remade with Chace Crawford. Chace Crawford stars on Gossip Girl which was created by Josh Schwartz who created The OC! And how is that related to Twilight you ask? Umm, did you NOT just read this post?!

Twi Style

Posted in Twi Style with tags , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2009 by awesometeenmag

It’s no secret that A is a little obsessed with the off-camera wardrobe of our fav Twi-stars. Between all the plaid shirts, the skinny jeans and the v-neck tees, it’s enough to make a gal go crazy…or go shopping! (Amazingly, that sentence applies to both the guys and girls in the cast!)

This weekend, with the first paycheck from a new job burning a hole in her brand new saddlebag-style pocketbook, A hit the mall for some serious fall wardrobe shopping. And our friends in Vancouver were on her mind. (PS this is A writing this post…I’m just gonna go ahead and revert to first person. I’m confusing myself in the third.)

Anyhoo, I headed to the mall for some Twi Style shopping. First stop: Bloomies. I’ve had my eye on this red BCBGeneration dress for two months, ever since I noticed it in an issue of Lucky Magazine. It’s so KStew. I mean, it’s great for attending events for work. Ahem. 

my new dress is a combo of this look...

my new dress is a combo of this look...

...aaaand this one.

...aaaand this one.

Anyhoo, I had the salespeople on high alert to call me the minute it came in. And call they did. I ran in, tried it on, convinced myself it was as fab as I’d been dreaming it would be and made the purchase.

Rob? Ready to walk the carpet with me? Get your hand out of your hair!

Rob? Ready to walk the carpet with me? Get your hand out of your hair!

With my red carpet look in hand, I headed to Forever 21, a veritable Twilight cast member closet-full of hipster wanna-be duds. I was scouring the racks for the perfect plaid shirt—I’ve only ever found one I liked well enough to buy and it’s a men’s shirt. I like to tell people that Rob left if on my floor when he slept over. (Ok, I don’t really tell people that. Often.)—when I spotted the ultimate hipster wanna-be t-shirt. Black. V-neck. Questionable design on the front. It was as though Nikki Reed herself had handpicked this shirt for me. So I bought it. 

At $16.95, it was a little pricey for a cotton Forever 21 tee, but hey, what are you gonna do? When Nikki Reed says jump, I say how high? And I also ask her if this is part of the patented Nikki Reed and Elizabeth Reaser training technique. I digress. 

As I made the purchase, I sent a quick email to a friend asking if I was too old to wear the shirt. (Editor’s note: I’m nearing the end of my 20s. You’re shocked, aren’t you? I know, I have such a youthful glow!) Sadly, said friend was at work and didn’t respond until long after I’d left the mall. Her response: “umm, yeah. Maybe a little. Hope you didn’t buy it!”

Too late! Ok, reader(s), so here it is: the shirt. Tell me what you think…and keep in mind that Forever 21 has a pretty strict no refund policy.

Nikki can I borrow this? Thanks, heart you, mean it! Hate your wig, mean it!

Nikki can I borrow this? Thanks, heart you, mean it! Hate your wig, mean it!

I think it’s fun and will look great with the skinny jeans I ordered from Neimans online (if they fit) and a pair of ankle boots. But then again, I thought KStew looked fab at Comic-Con. KIDDING!! 😉

Bitter, Party of 1

Posted in Cullen Cresting, Small Bites with tags , , , , on July 30, 2009 by awesometeenmag

So while all this Rachelle drama goes down, we’re keeping a low profile and watching the action from the sidelines. (Though A has seriously been so freaked out about the whole thing she had a Cathy cartoon moment and stress-ate her way through all three New Moon chocolates.) But, we saw this little gem on People.com and had to weigh in. 

While attending an event in LA (with Kellan, TYVM), Nikki Reed was asked why girls went so crazy for her former paramour RPattz. Her response? “Rob is sort of feminine looking and I think young girls like boys that look like women.”

Ohhh, Nikki. You’re an actress! You gotta learn to hide your bitterness a little better than that! A back-handed compliment about him looking like a chick?? 

On the other hand, you do get creepily close with KStew on a regular basis. Maybe it wasn’t so much a back-handed compliment as it was the reason you were attracted to him in the first place. Hmmm??

Either way, Nikki was looking way skeletal in the face last night, which makes us think the fan complaints about her looks are getting to her. For the record, we don’t have a problem with you, Nikki. Just your wig.

 

Rachelle may have lost a role, but Nikki looks like she lost some lbs!

Rachelle may have lost a role, but Nikki looks like she lost some lbs!

PS We got this pic from Just Jared and will be happy to take it down if it breaks any rules to run it!

The Twi-itter Wars (of the South)

Posted in F.AN.GS (Fun and Games) with tags , , , , , , , on June 5, 2009 by awesometeenmag

As you know, dear reader(s), one of our favorite activities is following the Twi-ittering community. Real or fake, we follow them to see what sort of crazy things they’ll say. And while we know for a fact that most are not real, we still like watching the shannanigans. Today, stuff went down in the Twi-itter world and we had a front row seat for all the drama! 

@KristenJStewart, which we’ve long known not to be the real Kristen, but have always wondered if it’s her PR team or assistant because of her constant MySpace promotion, suggested everyone stop following @DakotaFanning because she was a faker, telling us instead to follow @DakotaFanning9. Then, @DakotaFanning9 dropped a bomb: she is in fact the real Dakota, but @KristenJStewart is NOT the real KStew!! Gasp!

Then, she told us that the real Kristen is @KristenStewart9. (Evidently real Twilight stars put a 9 in their names.) She also told us that Rob was @pattinsonRT, Taylor is @officialTL, Anna Kendrick is @kendrickanna and Nikki Reed is @nhoustonreed (that’s one we hadn’t heard before!). These deets make us REALLY question new Dakota, since KStew and RPattz have long denied any Twitter involvement. 

So back to the battle. Dakota called out FakeKStew and FakeKStew responded, “F__k you! I was having fun pretending to be Kristen!” then she went on about how we were all suckers and that she is a big fan and wanted to support Kristen, etc. Wowza. Eventually, the profile was deleted, prompting Dakota to say, “That Kristen fake is deleted!” 

So now we’re all supposed to follow @KristenStewart9. A name that sounds remarkably similar to @DakotaFanning9. We’re thinking the two fakers were in cahoots and that this is all a rouse to get us to follow another fake KStew. Or the same one under a new name. (Our inquiries as to how fake KStew knew the “real” Dakota Fanning went unanswered.)

Meanwhile, we’ll follow all of our new @ Twilight friends and see what they have to say. If nothing else, we’re constantly entertained by the fakers (who must all know each other, because they all constantly tweet about how much they love candy, which is just weird.)

Stay tuned to ATWIM to keep on top of this ever-evolving story. And follow us at @AwesomeTM! (Seriously. We’re not a faker.)

Welcome to the Twilight Zone

Posted in F.AN.GS (Fun and Games) with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2009 by awesometeenmag

During one of our frequent “just in case RPattz shows up” pub crawls (which have become more and more frequent—like every night frequent—now that New Moon has wrapped filming), Co-Creator A and I found ourselves mingling with the skinny jean-wearing crowd at a local dive bar, waiting for the band-of-the-night to come on stage.  With Co-Creator A wearing her usual KStew plaid and ’80s sunglasses and me looking like her Nikki Reed sidekick (I mean, you can never be too prepared when stalking Rob), I couldn’t help but notice that we weren’t the only ones in the crowd who resembled the Stephenie Meyer-imagined characters. (Though it’s safe to say we were the only ones doing it on purpose.)
 
My face went from confused Jasper to excited Alice when I noticed that beside me stood Laurent and across the room was Carlisle.  What were they doing there?! Especially when Canada is so far away! Their filming schedule certainly wouldn’t permit them the travel time.  But then it (breaking) dawned on me that the two were not who I’d thought they were, and I was quickly transported back to the real world. 

Since then, both Co-Creator A and I have continued to see our favorite Twilight characters around town.  Just the other day, Co-Creator A laid poolside next to Quil Ateara, and we both could have sworn that Charlie was buying wind chimes at a Saturday afternoon festival (and we thought he was only into sports and fishing!). 

Even though we know it’s all in our head, we will blissfully continue to pretend that we live in Forks, if only to find ourselves a Taylor Lautner look alike that’s a little closer to our own age.

That is, until we see the likeness of Renesmee.  That would totally freak us out.

 

 

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Our version of Quil welcomes a break from the rainy LaPush weather.

Family Matters

Posted in Heavy Patting, New Moon, Rant, Twilight with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2009 by awesometeenmag

In what might prove to be a fatal mistake for the company Blackberry, we set our google alerts to tell us whenever something related to Twilight hit the web. We included such search criteria as Stephenie Meyer, Robert Pattinson, Bella Swan…even Forks, WA made the cut (did you know they’re rennovating Forks High School? We did.). Between all the email alerts clogging up our computer inbox and the beeping coming from our phones, it’s been a busy (and noisy) time around the ATWIM offices.

As obnoxious as all this might seem (moreso to our not-so-Twilight-friendly pals than to us), it has helped us realize we have a problem. (No, not that we’re too addicted to Twilight…that’s not possible, duh!) In fact, all this news flashing has proven to us that we like our Twilight facts, folks and figures contained. We like to keep it all in the (Cullen) family. For instance…

Yesterday, we received an email letting us know that Summit Entertainment has announced Rob Pattinson will star in “this generation’s Love Story,” a film called Remember Me, written by the heralded screenwriter of Rachel Getting Married. 

Sure, sure, this is great news for RPattz. He’s finally going to be more than just Edward Cullen…a Hollywood leading man in his own right. His career will benefit exponentially. But that’s just our problem. We don’t want him to be anything other than Edward. Don’t get us wrong, we love the guy and wish him all the success in the world, but only if it comes by delivering lines like “you are my life now.” If he takes the summer off to shoot this new film (which, thankfully, wraps in time for him to return to Vancouver to shoot Eclipse), we lose our Edward fix for three whole months! He will remove himself from his proverbial Edward suit to don a new persona with a questionable dialect and that just doesn’t sit well with us. 

We can’t stress this enough, we wish nothing but the best for the whole cast and crew of Twilight, but couldn’t they achieve that by sticking close to Forks? (Hell, even the Cullens found a way to stay there!) And you know you agree. Did you read Stephenie Meyer’s other book, The Host? We didn’t either. But we, like you, are on red alert (as is our Amazon account) waiting for the loooooooong-awaited release of The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide. Who wants to read about the other voices in SM’s head? Not us!

It’s this same logic that permits us to follow the oft-buzzed about love triangle between RPattz, Nikki Reed and Kristen Stewart, but makes us scream into our pillows when we read about his rumored exploits with the likes of Paris Hilton and Natalie Portman. We like when the stars keep it in the family…it perpetuates the Twilight world we’ve created (and occasionally choose to live in) in our heads. We love that the cast goes out together. We love pics of KStew, Nikki and Taylor Lautner shopping together. We can’t get enough of the cast spottings at Jackson Rathbone’s band’s shows or Nikki’s BFF’s Dill’s concerts. And knowing that they were all hanging out together in their Canadian hotel rooms playing music and possibly Twittering  makes us happier than Edward on his wedding day…or Alice behind the wheel of her Porsche 911 Turbo! But then we had to go and read that Taylor might be dating Selena Gomez, who we needn’t remind you, has no role in anything Twilight-related. (In fact, she plays a wizard, not a vampire. Not even a werewolf!)

Is the solution to end our Google alert subscription? No way! Then we’d never know that Kellan Lutz likes to consider Rob his brother when filming their scenes together so he can properly portray their bond and that reading the never-published ‘Emmett and the Bear’ chapter of Twilight helped him understand the relationship. Is realizing that these are just actors portraying characters from a book the key? Heck no! We’d never have anything to talk about if we went and did something silly like that.

No, we think the answer is simple: the cast and crew of Twilight should accept the fact that they are and always will be just that. If only in our minds. 

Is that so much to ask? We didn’t think so.