Watch the Twilight Fansite Operators Midnight Sun Chat

We had a blast! Thanks to the 100 or so of you who decided to watch us live. We had fun. We are going to make this a regular gig. We’ll bring in some other folks, to chat Twilight, Midnight Sun, 10 year perspective because…well, why not. Hope you can join us the next time we do this. We’ll give out details and hopefully a schedule next week.

Weekly Fandom Chat on YouTube

We had a great time tonight chatting with our fandom friends about Midnight Sun! We were considering doing a weekly show where we talk with various fans – old and new – on various Twilight related topics.  If this is something you think we should do, leave us a comment with a specific discussion theme or question you’d like addressed. 

What year is it again???

Fansite Chat about Midnight Sun

We’re getting the band back together! Several of the fansite ops from days of yore have been chatting behind the scenes about the Midnight Sun news and we thought it would be fun to bring it out into the open! Monday May 11 at 8:00 EST 5:00 PT time, we will host a live stream event on the Lexicon’s YouTube channel for you to tune into, watch, and even ask questions. We will have a direct link for you later today. https://www.youtube.com/user/TwilightLexicon/  (Yes, we realized we’ve updated this link like three times…isn’t figuring out the technology fun when you haven’t done it everyday for 8 years? Anyway…we’ve got it down now. Hope you all can join us.)

Alphie and Pel (Lori and Laura) from the Lexicon will both be there as will Kallie from Twilight Series Theories, OhMyCarlisle (Amy) from Page to Premiere, Kara O from Twilight Moms, and Tashopolis (Natasha) from Page to Premiere. 

We will be talking about our thoughts and reactions to the Midnight Sun news as well as sharing favorite fandom stories. If you have questions you’d like to have us answer, leave them below or join us for the livestream where you can participate.

 

 

Fans React to Midnight Sun Release

The Twilight Fandom was one of the first true social media fandoms, so it’s only fitting that fans would react to the Midnight Sun release on various social media platforms with hilarious and creative memes.  

POP BUZZ has a page of memes focused on Robert Pattinson reacting to the news. 

BuzzFeed also shared a host of great memes.  

We asked our twitter followers to send in their favorite memes related to the release of Midnight Sun. Here are a few of our favorites! 

Hillywood Revisiting Twilight Parodies May 8, 2020

The Hillywood Show will be revisiting and discussing their Twilight Parodies this Friday May 8, 2020 on the Hillywood YouTube Channel  as part of their new series Beyond Hillywood. Hannah and Hilly will be joined by Drew Lorentz who played Jasper Hale in all of their parody films. Fans can also tune in on Spotify and iTunes.   

Sounds like a great time to go back and watch all the Hillywood Twilight Parodies!

 

Stephenie Meyer’s Message on GMA

Stephenie Meyer shared a video message about the release of Midnight Sun on Good Morning America this morning.  If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look!  It’s good to see Stephenie again.

She says, “It’s a crazy time right now and I wasn’t sure if this was the right time to put this book out, but some of you have been waiting for just so, so long. It didn’t seem fair to make you wait anymore. Sorry about the bad timing. Hopefully this book can be a distraction from the real world.” 

Fans everywhere are saying thank you!!

 

Midnight Sun Cover Analysis

Now that we’ve processed the fact that Midnight Sun is being published, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the cover and how it relates to the Twilight Saga.  The covers for the Twilight Saga books have a few things in common:

  1. They are all combinations of red and white.
  2. They are random objects that have nothing to do with the titles – so no suns or moons.
  3. They relate to the plot and theme of the book. 

So to understand the Midnight Sun cover, we have to look at the other Twilight related book covers. 

Twilight has the classic iconic apple image. It represents the forbidden fruit. It’s pure and beautiful. And when an apple is sliced in half, we get a smooth and  almost white interior.  All of these relate to Bella and her journey into the new world she travels with Edward.  

Now let’s look at Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined.  It, too, has an apple on the cover. This time the apple is green instead of red. Green is opposite red on the color spectrum, so it makes sense to swap the color here given that the character’s genders are all swapped.  But the themes and basic plot are the same.

So now we come to Midnight Sun, which is a retelling of Twilight from Edward’s point of view. We don’t get an apple this time, but rather a pomegranate. In latin the word pomegranate means “apple with many seeds.” So, in a sense, we do get another apple.  In fact, it is believed that the fruit on the tree that Adam and Eve ate from wasn’t an apple, but rather a pomegranate. Thus, it is considered the fruit of knowledge of good and evil.

Midnight Sun CoverMoreover, Midnight Sun is Edward’s story, and he has never seen himself as pure or clean or worthy.  He has always said he isn’t good and that he doesn’t want Bella to be like him.  Hence, we have a very messy image here to represent how Edward feels about himself. The inside look at the pomegranate as opposed to seeing the outside of the fruit can represent how we are getting an insider’s look into Edward’s thoughts and feelings. 

The Pomegranate also has a history with Greek myth.  Persephone was trapped in the underworld and wouldn’t eat or drink. But she was wasting away and eventually ate a few pomegranate seeds, which ends up keeping her bound to the underworld even after Demeter fights for her daughter’s release. This could represent how Edward is bound to his vampire nature but can’t resist Bella, who is not of his world.  It could also represent the idea that once Bella partakes of the “fruit” she would be trapped in Edward’s world.  

Additionally, the cover looks like the chambers of a heart that is dripping blood. When I first saw the cover, that’s what I thought it was! The way the fruit is dripping is actually my favorite part of the cover. 

At first glance, I questioned the cover. But the more I thought about it and gave it the full weight of what I was seeing, the more spot on I think the cover is. What are your thoughts? How do you think the cover stack up to the rest of the covers in the Twilight Saga? We’d love to hear from you!

Midnight Sun Coming Aug. 4, 2020

This is not a drill!  For years many of you have emailed us and asked, “When will Midnight Sun be published?”  We’ve usually responded back with, “We don’t think Midnight Sun will ever be published.”

Well… that answer now changes.  Aug. 4, 2020 Midnight Sun will be available to complete your Twilight Book collection!  Traffic to StephenieMeyer.com has crashed with fans rushing to verify the news.  

“I know there are people who have been patiently waiting, so kindly, and I felt like I owed it to them to put it out as soon as I could,” Stephenie told USA Today. She also confirms that it’s a darker story than Twilight, which she has always claimed, simply because Edward is a darker character than Bella. 

 

 

Stephenie Meyer Teases Update Coming in 4 Days

Nope, we have no idea what’s coming. Midnight Sun, a Host sequel, something new. Your guess is as good as ours. Check it out on Stephenie’s website.

Jackson Rathbone Talks Twilight 10th Anniversary

Jackson Rathbone sat down with KTLA to talk about the upcoming new anniversary edition of the Twilight Saga films.