Hypable has a look at how the cast has changed through the years movie to movie. Click on the graphic for the full size, and see the other characters on Hypable.
What is one YA book that is out now that you wish was out when you were a teen?
I liked The Babysitter’s Club but then I also started reading Flowers in the Attic and Stephen King when I was really young. I wish there had been more adventure or scary stories that were age appropriate for me. I wish I had things like The Hunger Games or Twilight because you are ready to read that and it is an appropriate story for teens.
Check out more of Janny Han’s interview on Hypable
Hypable has a regular YA book feature. Check it out here.
Over at Hypable they are featuring quotes from different fandoms. Today the top five quotes from New Moon came up.
4. “I thought briefly of the clichés, about how you were supposed to see your life flash before your eyes. I was so much luckier. Who wanted to see a rerun, anyway?”
Bella says that in her mind while drowning. It’s miserable. I always cried when reading that (and I’m a guy!). Meyer creates deep psychologies for her characters and I think that’s why her characters are sometimes unaccepted. They are too real (even when they’re vampires) that readers are not used to that. They are used to either very good or extremely bad characters, which doesn’t exist in reality. Twilight characters have flaws, just like real people, which makes them perfectly-thought out characters in my opinion.
Check out what other quotes made the list on Hypable and why. It’s a pretty good list, and somewhat unusual in that it is complied by a guy since the majority of the fandom is female.
Which are your favorites?
We’ve always been really candid about the fact that we are big Harry Potter fans around here. Lori and Laura used to have a small Harry Potter website devoted to Remus Lupin. When it came time to make the Twilight Lexicon we looked to what we considered to be the best of the Harry Potter sites to model the Lexicon on. Very specifically, those sites were the Harry Potter Lexicon, The Leaky Caldron, and last but not least Mugglenet.
Much of the style of news coverage that we do on the Lexicon was directly based on what we saw Mugglenet do. We learned blogging etiquette from them on how much to quote, and that you should link to the source for more info. We stayed out of casting frays because we watched Mugglenet successfully avoid the “Ewan McGregor should have been Lupin” debacle. We modeled our actor Q & A style and red carpet coverage from what they did. Even our podcasting (back when we did it) was based on what they did. If Mugglenet started to use a piece of technology, we checked it out.
When Andrew started his Twilight site Imprint Podcast/Twilight Source 3 years ago, we totally geeked out when he contacted us. We have done a couple of live Podcasts with the site that were largely organized by Andrew and Kallie from Twilight Series Theories. The photo below is of a New Moon Premiere live event that had over 100,000 folks on Facebook alone watching.
For the most part, the “face of Mugglenet and Twilight Source” as it pertained to the items above was Andrew Sims. Today, Andrew posted on Mugglenet that after seven years he is leaving to pursue full-time his new website named Hypable (it’s only been around a couple of months and already it’s making quite a splash). Hypable covers a variety of fandoms from Games of Thrones, to Glee, to Doctor Who, to Vampire Diaries, to American Idol…you name it. It’s different because the staff covering the fandoms are fans of what they cover. So it’s only the best stories with no recycled rehash so check it out. We want to wish Andrew the best of luck and thank him for what he’s done for fandom in general.
According to Hypable,
The Official Twilight Illustrated Guide made the list as did Hourglass written by Lexicon reader Myra McEntire.
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide is a spin-off encyclopedic reference book for the The Twilight Saga book series, written by Stephenie Meyer and was released on April 12, 2011. The Guide includes exclusive new material about the world Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, and nearly a hundred full-color illustrations by illustrator Young Kim, who previously illustrated Meyer’s #1 New York Times Best Seller Twilight: The Graphic Novel, and several other artists.
For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Our friends over at Twilight Source have the latest edition of their Imprint Podcast up. They cover the recent photo leaks and they give a good rundown of the Twilight Guide pro and cons. Check out their podcast here.
They have also started a new site called Hypable. Here’s the description:
Enter Hypable, a new entertainment site I’ve created with a few friends. Hypable is for fans, by fans and hopes to become your one-stop resource for your fandom news.
“The problem with most entertainment sites today is that they don’t cover every story in every fandom. What’s more, they usually post stories a day or two after the story breaks.
We at Hypable know that immediacy and thoroughness is important to you, and that’s why we promise that we’ll never miss a story for the fandoms we cover.
The best part is that Hypable will continue to evolve its covered fandoms as time goes on. We’ll always be there to bring you the fandom news you’re looking for!”
They are covering several fandoms from Hunger Games, to Glee, to Dr. Who. Check it out.