Question du jour: how far are you willing to go with New Moon and Eclipse? Are you a chaste, born-again TwiVirgin who isn't willing to watch ANY of footage from the upcoming films, officially-released or no, or are you a
Some of you have noticed that here at Twitarded, we're a little...weird when it comes to what we're watching and what kinds of "spoilers" we're posting about the New Moon and Eclipse films. Randomly selective? Just outright unpredictable? Well, like most things we do, our choices here are based on a random combination of instant gratification and laziness. Truth be told, we haven't really figured out exactly where we stand on the whole spoilers thing, or how much we want to watch - or avoid watching - to ensure our utmost enjoyment both throughout the interminable days between now and premier night and on "The BIG DAY" itself.
With Twilight, it was easy for us. We had just finished the books - for the first time! - when the frenzy around the movie started to escape the blogosphere and hit magazines and other media outlets [er, or at least I am assuming - I wasn't aware of its existence at the time]. "Entertainment Weekly" was just starting their months-long love-affair with the film and the actors. Once it was out, we watched the official trailer over at the official Twilight website until our eyes bled and we could match the eerie opening music note for note and mouth the words throughout the whole thing "My family...we are not like others of our kind..." At the time, we had NO CLUE that if we'd looked around a little bit online, we'd have been able to find all sorts of on-set pics and spoilers. We were blissfully unaware.
Fast-forward to the filming of New Moon. At first, I was totally psyched that we were getting some new pics and info from the set! WHOOO!!! And then, something happened... It was New Moon overload! All we wanted was a little teaser - you know, a picture here, an update there, maybe the promise of a trailer - would that be asking too much??? Instead, we realized that you could practically paste the entire movie together with all the stills that are out there. It's like closing your eyes and leaning in for a kiss and then BAM! the next thing you know you have a dick in your mouth.
Don't get me wrong: I. Can't. WAIT!!! for New Moon to come out... But I've only watched the trailers, and haven't actively sought out other footage. I haven't went nuts with trying to avoid it; back when I realized the extent of the day-to-day on-set info that was available online and tried to shelter myself, I realized I was fighting a losing battle. Particularly for a Twilight blogger who follows a gazillion other Twilight bloggers. The day that that they filmed the "reunion" scene, I practically had to lock myself into a sensory deprivation tank to escape the melee. It was EVERYWHERE. I thought I could avoid it, but for fuck's sake, it was around every corner!! Any link that was sent to me brought me face-to-SQEEE! with Robward's chiseled (and possibly airbrushed but who cares) abs and naked torso/hips/happy-trail-to-THERE.
There was simply no avoiding it. I literally was catching up on news on the blogs I follow with one hand physically blocking the monitor, and even that wasn't foolproof - it was like the images burned through my hands... I was getting frustrated and Jenny Jerkface told me to get a grip and get over it already. Which I did. But I still don't watch the on-set footage when I can help it. But the trailers??? Bring it on! I'm a Twilight Just-the-Tipper. I just want a little bit. Just to see how it feels...
Speaking of New Moon spoilers, I'm not weird about ALL of them...
Image from HERE.
P.S. For the record, I never heard the phrase "just the tip" until I met you diiiirty gals. That's the kinda shit I love you chicks for! : )