Fanjunket Friday: Apples Are Everywhere

Twilight Series Theories has a huge 15 minute segment of the fan junket interview transcribed. It is mostly about Stephenie’s interactions with fans.

Fansite: And then we just want to know, out of all the things we’ve touched on today is there anything that maybe you want to say to the fans that you haven’t been able to say?  Any message or…

SM: You know, I feel like the fans, they know, they know me.  I feel like they kinda know who I am and that I appreciate them.  I write for myself, and I have to, but I appreciate them because having an audience is a gift and I do not take that for granted.  It is really amazing to sit in a room with people and talk about people that you made up: “Hey, let’s talk about my imaginary friends!”  And you guys care about my imaginary friends, and that’s weird, but…

(chatter and laughter)

Fansite: At least you don’t have to take medication for it.

SM: Exactly! [inaudible] I get to talk to people about it.  I’m not a therapist.  No, it’s cool because writing is—for me, everybody has something different for them.  And you guys all write, in a different way, but I’m assuming there’s a lot of pleasure in it for you or you wouldn’t do it and so you know what it is to have somebody read what you’ve written and enjoy it.  It’s a really big deal, and so I just hope that people keep reading.  I hope they give me a chance.  I hope when my next book isn’t Midnight Sun that people still will give it a chance.  I feel bad that that’s a negative for the fandom and it’s something I that I want to do, but I want to do it right, and that’s just how—and I only write when it brings me joy.

Fansite: Your happy place.

SM: It is my happy place.  And having readers is a different happy place, but a really fun one. And as you can see from the books I love reading.  I love books.  I love being in that world and one of the coolest things with helping, you know making people happy, is [for] a lot of people this is the springboard and then they go on to bigger and better and exciting books.  There’s so many cool things out there.  People that—being a reader is who I am my whole life—and that people haven’t discovered that makes me a little crazy.  It’s like: “No! There’s so much!”  I remember talking to a guy when I was touring for The Host and he was mic-ing me up for the Glenn Beck thing that I did, which was weird.  I haven’t done that a lot where you’re looking at a camera and you’re supposed to be talking to them…and oh it’s creepy.  We’re talking and he’s like: “So you wrote a book about aliens?” And I’m like: “Yeah.”  And I said, “What do you like to read?”  He says, “Oh I don’t read books.  I’ve read maybe three books in my life.  I hate reading.”  And I thought, “That’s because they gave you the wrong ones!”  They gave him the wrong ones and he has no idea of all the stuff that he’s missing.  It makes me a little crazy.  I just want everyone to go out and find Jasper Fforde.  And I want [them] to go out and find Mark Zusak and I want them to find these amazing books and go to the young adult section and find what’s out there.  There’s so much.  If you haven’t read Suzanne Collins, oh my gosh, do it!”

Read or listen to the whole segment on Twilight Series Theories!

TwiFans: Fanjunket News: The Twilight Guide Update

Twifans has an update on the Twilight Guide. They asked Stephenie Meyer about its status during their fanjunket interview:

Alison: And the real question was……is there any word on the official Twilight guide?

TST: Now that “Bree” (the book “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner”) is out, and it’s out of there…

SM: Oh, I know…

Alison: Please tell us, it’s not like Midnight Sun, like you’re not doing it?

SM: Oh no, no, it’s continuing. It just…it keeps evolving. So then we have to catch up… I don’t know. I hope that when it comes out, it’s amazing. Because it seems like a lot of effort has been put into it at this point. And it is kind of evolving, and “let’s do this, no let’s do this”. It’s going to have a lot of great information, and it’s really cool. I think my favorites are the genealogy charts for the Quileutes. They are beautiful….they’re lovely.

TST: We want to know when it’s going to be done. That’s what everyone wants to know. They’re like “I’ve pre-ordered it!”

See the full transcript and the audio file on Twifans.

Twilight Series Theories: Fanjunket Friday: Volvos, Proposals, Teens, and Religion

Twilight Series Theories has another transcript and audio file up with their discussion with Stephenie Meyer. They entitled this week’s episode Volvos, Proposals, Teens, and Religion, but our favorite section is where Stephenie talks about stories left currently untold.

“LT:  If you were forced to write a sequel or some novella, which—what character or characters would you do?

SM: If I were to go ahead with sequels, and I think that I’ve already stated this in some book thing, I would tell it from two narrators again, although I think I’d switch back and forth and it would be Nessie and Leah.  And you know it’s funny because a lot of people are like—I’ve read a lot of theories about why I felt compelled to have Bella have a baby and there’s only one reason and it’s not because—there isn’t a lot of really negative stuff—it’s not because you know Bella needed to have a baby or anything, it’s because I knew—it was really clear because I’d already done “Forever Dawn”—once Bella becomes a vampire she loses her relatability.  It’s subtle, but you no longer could do anything she could do and it really, as a narrator, she—I wanted to continue, I wanted to show where she went with it—but as a narrator she loses a lot of her appeal because she’s a vampire now and it’s really interesting to see how she does things but emotionally I felt like the tie was not as strong.  I wanted my narrator for the next story.  When I was writing this I was never gonna stop and I may go back to it, but like I said there’s the burnout factor that you don’t take into account and working on the movies, it’s a lot of vampires.  But Nessie was created because she was the logical voice, you have someone who’s half-human, half-vampire who doesn’t fit in anywhere and is an outsider in some ways, but then loved and cherished by her family.  But all the intricacies—she had so many problems, so many challenges so she was so attractive to me as a narrator…”

See the full transcript and the rest of the audio file on Twilight Series Theories

Fanjunket With Stephenie Meyer: The Volturi and Music

In this weeks Fanjunket release, Twilight Series Theories has a full write up of mostly new material on the Volturi, what Stephenie finds dangerous, and music. You can listen to the audio or read the write up. Even if you hit some repeat material covered on other sites, there is more new material and you can see how the overall ideas in the conversation flowed from one thing to the next. It igves a great (in our opinion) big picture view.

Here’s a snippet:

SM: I mean it’s funny because I always use zombies as an example like how monsters you’re supposed to be able to look at…And see that’s…I find it so much more frightening when you can’t tell.  You know because it’s like I never really got scared over monster movies and I found I didn’t watch a lot of horror, the ones that scared me were like psycho because he looks like a nice guy and that’s when you don’t know.  And that’s the scary thing because you walk out of your house and there isn’t a dinosaur about to eat you but there is a guy right over there and what if he’s a psychopath?  And I’ve always been fascinated with appearances because evil doesn’t appear evil, it doesn’t.  It’s clean and shiny and pretty.  The Volturi are kind of, they’re villains that got to have 3,000 years to refine themselves into [this] perfect powerful presence, and they’re fun.  It’s fun to show vampires at the very pinnacle of that power, although they’re not really at the…They are very dark but you know you have a whole different kind.  You kind of figure with vampires the whole, like the more wild and blood-thirsty, but this is just such a controlling and patient kind of evil.

Elysa: That’s what creeps me out!

SM: The patience is…Well and one thing, Aro in particular, the really really darkest thing for me about him is that he can honestly love someone and still kill them if it gets in his way; like his sister who he honestly loved, who was like the most important person in his world, but she got in the way of his ambition and he could kill her and grieve her but grieve over what he had done but still do it because that was okay to him in his world. And when you can do that, when you can cross that line—shivers.”

Read or hear the rest on Twilight Series Theories.

Fanjunket Interview: Movie Titles, Actor Performances and More

Twilight Series Theories has a transcript of the Stephenie Meyer fan junket interview. Now a bunch of it has been seen before on other sites; however there is new info that didn’t make the cut in the other version. What’s also good it that it’s one long section in chronological order so you can see how one topic flowed into the other.

Here’s a snippet:

“SM: This one she says may not be answerable.

Kallie: It may not be legal and that’s okay. If it’s not, okay.  I feel like a rebel right now.

Kassie: You are.  I told her not to ask it.

Kallie: I’m the straight-laced one.  Okay, so Breaking Dawn the book is being made into two movies.

SM: Yeah.

Kallie: Breaking Dawn I, Breaking Dawn II?

SM: Oh the names?

Kallie: Yes, for the movies.

SM: Oh I don’t know.  I don’t know.

Kallie: Do you have any ideas or anything?

SM: I don’t have anything.  I was thinking about that one because Breaking Dawn I and Breaking Dawn II is really flat, but then what else are you gonna do?

Kallie: I think we should look towards the Alien movies and what they’ve called them ‘cause I always think that the baby scene…

Matt: “Breaking Dawns”?

Fansite:  You know how it’s like breaking out?

Kallie: Yeah, “Breaking Out” is number one and Breaking Dawn can be number two.  No, not really.  But you know—”

See more on Twilight Series Theories, and definitely read all the way down because there is a lot of brand new information at the end.

Fanjunket Friday: Stephenie Sounds Off on the Volturi and Flawed Edward

Twilight Fans has more coverage with the fanjunket with Stephenie. This week it’s about the Volturi, the actors who play them, and flawed edward.


SM: We kicked around a lot of names with that. And Michael Sheen was Chris’ choice (Chris Weitz, director). “Frost/Nixon,” he’s a great actor, but I couldn’t see him as Aro.

Alison: Oh, Lucian! (the character he played in the “Underworld” movies)

SM: Well, I hadn’t seen the “Underworld” thing, and I was like, “I don’t know,” I kinda had a different mental image. I had this actor, that actor that I wanted. And he talked me into it. First day I saw him on set, I went up to Chris and I said “thank you so much. You were right, I was wrong. I will listen to you forever, because you were SOO right on that one.”

Nikki (LTT): When he delivered that line, it’s just like, “oooooh!!”

SM: It was a delight to watch him go in there. Every little take he did something different. He did slightly different things. Always, of course, lines were perfect. Never a mistake, but he would give something different for the director to pull from. And he’s so great, he’s a really interesting guy. So much fun to talk to.

Bekah (LTT): My husband, who thinks I’m crazy, when Michael Sheen was in…

SM: That’s one of the reasons I love that movie…I love watching him, where every time he comes on, I’m like, “Say something!”


SM: I hate that Jamie Campbell Bower didn’t get as many lines. He is chilling. He actually tried out for Demetri. And he was too scary for Demetri. We were watching it. There was another guy that — Demetri is supposed to be — Charlie (Bewley) was sort-of the in-between. Demetri was supposed to be smoother and calm people down. But then of course, maybe people don’t want to ever have somebody as the peace maker. They want all the tension. So Charlie was scary, but not as scary (laughs) as Jamie. Jamie was CHILL-LING. And that his face took the makeup like nobody else. He has no pores! His skin was perfect! He got in the makeup, and every line he delivered had so much weight. It was like “more, more please.” Caius needs a story. The whole thing with him and Michael Sheen was great. Well, Marcus too.”

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Fansite Friday: Team Edward vs Team Jacob What Side is Stephenie Meyer on?

Here’s the latest via TwiFans on from the Stephenie Meyer fansite junket. asks Stephenie Meyer who would win in a physical fight, Edward or Jacob by twifans

There are also three more segments on TwiFans.


Stephenie Meyer Gets Twiphilosophical

In the latest from the Stephenie Meyer fanjunket, Stephenie gets Twiphilosophical with Letters to Twilight.

LTT Interviews Stephenie Meyer Set 4 by letterstotwilight

Twilight Series Theories: More Fanjunket Friday Information

The crew at Twilight Series Theories has another segment of the Stephenie Meyer fansite interview. Partial transcript appears on their site (a snippet is below) . Full audio and full transcript on their site.

“Q:Well we did fall in love with Bree, and we were trying to figure out why she was destroyed.  We can’t figure out a rule that she broke.  She didn’t reveal herself to a human, she wasn’t in a fight… So we want to save her… So, why? Why is she not around?

SM: She’s not around because, there are the specific rules, there are general rules… Don’t attract attention.  And, the specific rules, and armies are against the rules.  So once you’ve screwed up enough, so that people are noticing, and people are noticing big time with this, you all are gone!  If they just said, “This member of this wild coven was bad, and this one was bad… We’ll kill them!  But you guys did okay.”  That’s not how you rule with terror.  You know!  Iron fist, man!  You all suffer!

(Everyone Talks!)

SM: She would have been fine if she hadn’t been a part of that group. Yah… Bad decisions.  Her and Riley both.

Q: I was just wondering if Jane had an ulterior motive with that?  There was something between her and Jane.  Did Jane see her (Bree) in the trees?

SM: No. Jane didn’t know.  Jane came into it thinking… She didn’t know what the newborns had been told. She had that one exchange with them. She doesn’t know. And, what has this girl (Bree) already told them? You know, she was ready to… She wanted to make sure the statements on the table at the end were the ones that they should be.  Even though she’s not in control, she is pretty high up.  She has a sense that at some point it’s going to hit the fan with the Volturi, that the Cullen’s are of special interest.  But at the same time it would embarrass her, the people in charge (her bosses), if she slipped up. She was all flying on her own with this one.  But she was impatient, she was like, when are they going to do this? We’re (Volturi) getting embarrassed because this all out there.  So she finally goes to Victoria and says you have to do something or I’m going to have to kill you all.  She doesn’t want to do that.  She wants the Cullen’s to get killed. And, she’s all along making her own decisions which could get her in a lot of trouble.  You know?  So, she’s very tense for Jane. She doesn’t usually have to fly solo for stuff like that.”

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Fanjunket Friday: What Kind of Twilight Merchandise Does Stephenie Have (LTT & Twifans) ask Stephenie Meyer TwiMerch & TwiRoom by twifans

LTT: So what have you been given where you’re, like, “Oh! Okay…that’s interesting…”

SM: What’s the weirdest thing I’ve been given? I been given some really amazing stuff, because someone gave me a quilt that…….I mean, I don’t have words. It’s amazing. Each square was made by someone different. And they depict scenes from different scenes from the book. And it’s lovely.
Someone knitted a giant Twilight book cover with the hand and the apple. It’s a bed-size blanket. And it’s amazing. That took a lot of effort!


Meghan: The drum?

SM: Oh, the drum….that was amazing. That’s one of my
favorite things. From the Quileute Nation, they sent me a drum, and I guess part of the package was “you have to make your first drum,” and it was somebody’s first drum that they had made, and it’s really beautiful. There’s one very similar to it hanging in Emily’s house. That was really cool. But they want things that are funny that I’ve gotten.

You can also read the rest of the transcript over at TwiFans.