mz.mimi

Twilight fan are crossing the line

Monday November 23, 2009 at 7:56 PM

What are your thoughts on this?

http://insidemovies.moviefone.com/2009/11/19/why-twihard-cougars-are-grossing-us-out/?ncid=AOLDSN00290000000007

Why Twihard Cougars Are Grossing Us Out

 
Okay, before all of you middle-aged Twihards get in a snit, let's just be clear. We're not slamming the movies. We're not slamming the stars. More importantly, we get it. The male stars of 'New Moon' and 'Twilight' are super cute. They run around with their shirts off and glower romantically. They're hard to resist.

But when we saw this video (Twihard Mom Seeks Signed Panties from Taylor Lautner on 'Jay Leno Show'), well, we just got a shudder up our spines. Why? Well, it's simple. And if you're a Twihard cougar with teenagers of your own, you should get it immediately.

While Robert Pattinson is 23 (and thus fair game, ladies), Taylor Lautner is just 17. In other words, a kid. Legally, jail bait. And, while it's all well and good that teenage girls are chasing after him, it starts to be a little skeevy when their moms want him to autograph their panties.

We understand society has a double standard when it comes to teenagers. On the one hand, that other Taylor (Momsen, of 'Gossip Girl' fame) is put into plenty of sexualized situations on her TV show, and she's only 16. Plus, even though she doesn't go topless, a la Lautner, she certainly works the cleavage and skin quotient on the red carpet like a full-on adult.

But when we see interviewers in their 40s and 50s drool over her like a well-marinated steak, we also say, ewww.

Both of these Taylors are still kids. And, if you're a parent, whether you're a mom or a dad, drooling over the same kid as your own kid, isn't that unsettling for you? More importantly, how would you feel if some of your friends were looking at your teenager the same way -- while having the same R-rated thoughts?

It may just be fantasy and good clean fun, but honestly, it doesn't seem like such a big step to go prowling for fresh meat at the next parent-teacher conference. Sure, cougars (and old guys with trophy wives) are all over TV right now -- 'Accidentally on Purpose,' 'Modern Family,' 'Cougar Town.' But let's point out -- none of those characters are supposed to be under 18 or are played by actors under 18.

Go ahead and argue that, well, they're bringing this hormonally charged attention on themselves. They're dressing (or undressing) like adults, appearing in projects with mature themes and for all intents and purposes seem pretty darn grown up. Sure, Lautner certainly has the 12-pack abs of a grown man. But please, don't share all the stats on teen pregnancy and juvenile crime or how they do it in France, blah blah blah, that justifies treating these kids like adults. It didn't work for Roman Polanski and it doesn't work for you.

Teenagers need to be able to experiment with the grown-up stuff that's right around the corner. But they shouldn't have to worry that their friends' moms and dads are waiting for them to bend over so they can check out their butts. So go to the movies. Read the books. Relive your youth and have a grand old time. Heck, go ahead and drool, just keep it to yourself. But please, God, keep your underwear on.

thatgirljen

Forever My Love by LionLambForever

Monday November 23, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Does anyone know why this fic was taken down? I didn't see anything on the authors profile page and have not gotten a response from the author. I know it was a collaboration between her and someone else, but as far as I can see the story has been completely taken down. I know that one of the authors had a death in the family I believe, but I heard nothing about it getting taken down. I just noticed the other day that it was no longer on my alerts list. Anyone know anything about it? It was one of my favorite stories...

Ruby-Wednesday

The different incarnations of Bella Swan

Monday November 23, 2009 at 7:40 PM

After reading GCS post below and scrolling through ff.net, I've been thinking about all the different way fic writers manipulate Bella. So many of the stories I just scolled past had her as a stripper, a hooker, someone pregnant from a one-night stand...and I wonder where people got these ideas for such an innocent character.

 

Perhaps it's wish fulfillment. Perhaps is because she's such a malleable 'everywoman' character in the books. Perhaps it's just giving her an edge...I don't know. Why do you think she is made so OOC? Do you like/dlslike this? What are your favourites? What about canon Bella...why do we hate her? As a fandom made up of girls, it shouldn't so hard for us to like the main  female character...

Mostly I just wanna know why people sex her up and make her a bitch. Humour me people. what do you think?

 

pixievamp

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

Monday November 23, 2009 at 7:31 PM

AND I MEAN, AN ACTUAL BOOK.

I KNOW. THEY ARE SO FOREIGN TO US. ACTUAL PAGES WITH WORDS AND A COVER... AND NOT ABOUT BELLA AND EDWARD (OR YOUR PREFERRED PAIRING).

I'M TRYING TO FINISH THIS:

SO THAT I CAN START THIS:

gallantcorkscrews

BELLA LOVE

Monday November 23, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Um. Back again. Uh.

So YEAH. Last night we did "which ff Edward would you marry?"

TONIGHT we are doing "If you had to go lesbo -and you lived in Massachusetts- which fanfic Bella would you marry?"

And if you don't want to hypothetically swing that way, you can simply tell me what ff Bella you wouldn't mind being.

My Bella of choice will always be Sin and Incivility by Pastiche Pen. She's freaking hot.

And she got down with Victoria js.

Wordy

Nervous Nelly

Monday November 23, 2009 at 5:37 PM

 

Nervous Nelly
That’s not my name! That’s what I’m feeling!
I wanted to say hello for the first time. I registered a moment ago. I don’t know if I should cloud your judgement with utter dribble or impress you with magic. I warn you my magic is limited, but on the flipside I have plenty of dribble (Um...).
My beta asked me to take a ramble in the forest and though I’m not keen on insects I am wearing my hiking boots. I have my bug spray and a small bottle of water.
I’m looking for the make shift sign that’s nailed to a tree, the sign that will point me in the right direction for submitting stories.
I promise not to leave litter behind or upset the bears. Though if a lion comes my way I will run.
My name is wordy.
 
Tor

hello

Monday November 23, 2009 at 4:29 PM



i'm still in New York with Jenn.


I miss my boyfriend.

 

 

 

what are you missing right now?

 

 

 

p.s. - robert and tom are at our hotel, and we keep running into tom

mz.mimi

Huh?!?!

Monday November 23, 2009 at 2:43 PM

Here is a thread to find out everything you ever wanted to know about fanfic, but was afraid to ask.

My questions are:

I see this written in a lot of fics, what does "pwned" mean?

What does "canon" mean?

Where did the term "lemon" come from? I get that it means there will be sex, but I just don't get the relationship between lemons and sex.

I know there's more, but I am having a brain fart.



 

DELETED

Exciting News!!!

Monday November 23, 2009 at 2:19 PM

As one of the VIP Authors here at A Different Forest... I am SUPER stoked to share some exciting news with all of you!!!

 

A Different Forest now offers:

 

free glitter text and family website at FamilyLobby.com

 

That's right!  Head on up there to Storytelling.  Click your favorite authors and add the author alerts.  Click your favorite stories, and add the story alerts.   This is a fast and easy way for you to be notified when your favorite fics update! 

(And don't forget to stop in and visit the VIP cabins to raise a little hell with the folks churning out these stories.  We LOVE to hear from you.)  There's no better way to get the inside scoop on the stories posted here at ADF! 

RANGER EDIT: If you're an author or a fan of the stories here in the Forest, please TWEET this fabulous news! Spread the word: HUGE NEWS! A Different Forest now has Author & Story alerts! VIP Author brattyvamp shows you how at www.adifferentforest.com

sah0004

What's YOUR Mountain Lion?

Monday November 23, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Edward likes Mountain Lions:

Emmett likes Bears:


Jasper likes . . . Bella?: 



And Jacob likes babies:


So, my question is:

What are You cooking for Thanksgiving?

OR

What's YOUR favorite meal?

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I am so confused about what I should make. My cousin and I usually make the same things every year, but I am growing tired of the same old same old.

I know there are a lot of people here that are from different parts of the world, and I am using ADF to my advantage (hahah). So your fave dish doesn't have to be Thanksgiving themed and it can be a dessert, appetizer, entree, it can be ANYTHING really! I want whatever you'll give me! I just need some ideas! And if you could leave recipes or pics or just whatever, I would gladly appreciate it. Come on, help a sistah out!

Btw, we usually cook for 30-40 people, so umm, yeah anything that could be cooked in bigger portions would be a plus!

And thanks to jennyfly for approving this post!


 

 
wolvesnvamps

HEY! WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!

Monday November 23, 2009 at 1:49 PM

HI! The forest is looking for the following artists who submitted their work to us:

Lupinestar

Bexi21

Elspeth/elspethmac

R-becca

Dragons Exist

The Hat Does Nothing

Kimbercullen

Kalejay

yanxxx

Stretch

Touchstone67

misbluejuju

Bright Red Boot

misformarisa

evansblue

infinity

Please email us at adifferentforest@gmail.com within the next 24 hours please! Thanks so much!

Serendipitous

Did anyone else notice...

Monday November 23, 2009 at 11:06 AM

 

...there was a scene in "New Moon" where Bella wears the exact same Nike sneakers that Rob is usually wearing in real-life photos?  (It's the black pair with the white Nike slash logo on the sides.)  I think I saw this in the scene where Bella confronts Jacob in the rain at his house, after he's been avoiding her due to the whole now-I'm-a-wolf-so-we-can't-hang-anymore thing.

Robsten conspiracy theorists, start your engines.

 

goingthedistance

Hobo pride!

Monday November 23, 2009 at 9:48 AM

We've all heard that Robert Pattinson doesn't change his clothes more than once a week and is kind of smelly (just Google "Robert Pattinson smells" if you don't believe us), but it turns out it's all a strategic move to foil the paparazzi, as we learned at the Cinema Society and D&G-hosted New Moon premiere on Thursday.

Nurse Jackie star Peter Facinelli, who plays Robert Pattinson’s father in the Twilight movies, takes credit (blame) for Robert Pattinson’s rumored body odor problem. “He’s smart, because if he doesn’t changes his clothes and the paparazzi get pictures of him in the same outfit all the time, then they can’t sell the pictures,” Facinelli told us at Thursday's Cinema Society screening of Twilight Saga: New Moon. “That’s what I said he should do; I said, ‘You should not change your clothes, this way, how are they going to sell the picture of you in the same outfit all the time, because it will look like it was from the same batch.’” Father knows best.

Pattinson’s co-stars deal with the issue in their own ways. The lovely Ashley Greene, who plays Pattinson’s sister Alice Cullen, tries to avoid breathing when in his presence. “You know what, I think maybe out of a defense mechanism, I don’t sniff him,” she said, laughing. Kellan Lutz, who plays brother Emmett Cullen, admires how Pattinson still looks great, even in musty attire. “He’s got a great style. I wish I could pull off the easiness that he does,” Lutz told us. And director Chris Weitz is actually grateful that Facinelli gave R-Patz the sage advice. “I can smell him coming, that’s the nice thing,” Weitz explained.

wolvesnvamps

Robsten hanging out in Tribeca last night

Monday November 23, 2009 at 8:58 AM

The end of the New Moon promotional juggernaut was clearly not the end of the road for the romance between co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. The pair may have finished with their media obligations, but they certainly haven’t gone their separate ways and are still together as the holidays draw near.

On Sunday night, R-Pattz and K.Stew enjoyed a dinner with friends at hotspot Megu in Manhattan’s chic TriBeCa neighborhood. This is the first time the two had been spotted together in public since New Moon’s New York screenings late last week.

The Japanese restaurant — a favorite for Big Apple celebs — stayed open late for the crowd of about eight to enjoy themselves.

“You could tell they were having a little party,” one onlooker tells OK! about the dinner. “Probably to celebrate the end of the grueling promotion tour.”

According to those inside the restaurant, Rob — sporting a wool hat — and Kristen — wearing a yellow dress — sat at opposite ends of a long table, which was described as “kind of a mess” by some who spotted the Twilight stars.

“There were a load of bottles on it,” says a witness. “They’d obviously been there quite some time. The waiters were still delivering things to the table an hour after the kitchen was supposed to have closed.”

The late night seemed to be a drain on the teenage actress. “Kristen looked exhausted and was resting her head on her hand with her elbow on the table,” the onlooker tells OK!, adding that Rob popped outside midway through the meal for a cigarette with a male friend.

The dinner party finally split up around 12:30 a.m., with Rob and Kristen being picked up by their drivers and the rest of the group pounding the NYC pavement.

barelybreathing

Fans get thrown out of the Bowery Hotel

Monday November 23, 2009 at 8:55 AM

Robert Pattinson Fans Ejected From New York Hotel

After they pose as guests to get a glimpse of the New Moon star...

Monday 23rd Nov 2009

A group of Robert Pattinson fans were thrown out of The Bowery Hotel on Friday night, it's claimed.

The enterprising R-Pattz devotees reportedly pretended to be hotel patrons in order to gain access to the “guests only” section of the bar, where the New Moon heartthrob was drinking with some male pals.


Rob leaving the Bowery Hotel on Friday after his close encounter with some sneaky fans

But their close proximity to their idol was short-lived after security realised they had given fake room numbers and removed them from the premises.

"Rob just kept lowering his hat," an eyewitness tells the NY Daily News. "He wouldn't even look up as they walked by."

 

 

jandco

Thank You!

Monday November 23, 2009 at 8:39 AM

We got 100 Reasons!  Joe will be seeing New Moon and giving his review...Doesn't he look thrilled?

Anyway--the point of this is THANK YOU, ya Campers...you always pull through for me!

LiviaCullen

This is fun! ^^

Monday November 23, 2009 at 5:14 AM

This is fun to watch even though I'm having a hard time understanting the interviewer because of her accent!

demons4eva

Story Recommendations

Monday November 23, 2009 at 1:18 AM

I have just done a clean up of my favorite stories list on Fan fiction and just wanted to share my all time favorite stories and authors.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5425059/1/  Valediction by Human Shield

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4765157/1/  The Ex Factor by AngelatTwilight

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4769414/1/Creature_of_Habit by EZrocksangels

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5147140/1/ Reality Minus Expectation by mjinaspen

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4683393/1/ The Trip Home by Mskathy

and read all the stories from these authors, you will not be disappointed

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1803036/ Lolashoes

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1842465/ Aleeab4u

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1507271/ Jandco

 just for the beautiful Edward loving rangers here is a little something

 

 

 

daisysweetheart

Have you seen this person...

Sunday November 22, 2009 at 11:54 PM

So I know this girl, right? And she knows that I LOVE fanfic. Everytime she see me she goes on and on about an Edward dubbed LongShlongward.

Who the hell is he and where can I find him?

I am DYING  to know. If you do please tell me.

I feel as though I'm missing out on something EPIC!

 

Sir Rachel

"Fired" Up With Support

Sunday November 22, 2009 at 11:14 PM

 I couldn't resist a lame pun. This whole forest/campfire setup is just so catching.

I know we all get bogged down in negativity sometime. Between protests of clique-iness, personal attacks, unoriginal stories, and a significant feeling of disillusionment among many fandom members, I wanted to bring back some positives.

We all came together over one thing...and that's Twilight.

I want to urge everyone here at A Different Forest to come together again and list just ONE thing about the fandom that makes you proud to be a part of it, makes you smile, swell with pride, or even tear up a bit.

That's all I'm asking for, just one positive. But if everyone lists one positive, think of how many wonderful things about the fandom we'll have to remember and remind us of why we're here together.

I'm not trying to singlehandedly cure all the fandom's issues, but I think we could all use a few more positive thoughts in our lives!

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