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Twilight Outtakes & Extras wish list! 
12th-Apr-2013 01:58 pm
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A few days ago we were talking in another post about the "disappointment" that the Illustrated Guide did not contain any new outtakes from the Twilight books.

So, let's imagine that we could ask Stephenie Meyer to write just one outtake or extra from the books.

1. What scene from Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn you would ask her to write in EPOV? (or any other character POV, if you will)

2. What scene that doesn't appear in the books but really takes places in the Twilight Universe would you wish would have been included in the books? (eg. the trip to Jacksonville in Eclipse or when Edward gives Bella her "after" car in Breaking Dawn).

3. Have you read any good fics that fill these gaps (either a EPOV or a missing scene) in a way that fits perfectly the canon characters & story?
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12th-Apr-2013 11:59 am (UTC)
So, here is my wish list:

1.
It's so difficult for me to choose just one scene from each book, since I'd die to read the whole series in EPOV. Hopefully someday we will read Midnight Sun... So, assuming that that I would like to see every scene from Edward's perspective, I try not to choose the more "iconic" scenes.

From Twilight: "The Angel" chapter, when Edward is forced to drink Bella's blood.

From New Moon: After the votation, when Edward and Bella return to her home, I'd like to see Edward's internal thoughts that make him to ask her to marry him for the first time. I've always wondered what wish was more strong in him: Bella's accepting his proposal or Bella's not turning into a vampire anytime soon.

From Eclipse: EPOV from "Compromise", when Bella tries to seduce him.

From Breaking Dawn: hands down, the last scene where Edward heards Bella's thoughts for the first time.



2.
I'd really like to have read a glimpse of the Twigliht summer ("the best summer ever"), because it's a happy time for them both. Also, in Eclipse when Edward returns at night to Bella's room after he "blocks" her truck so she can't go to see Jacob. That definitely is a conversation I would like to witness. And in Breaking Dawn, since we almost didn't have any

Daddyward at all, it would have been nice if Stephenie would have wrote the Christmas morning scene when Edward and Bella give their presents to Nessie.


3.
"Dark Side of the Moon" by blondie AKA robin is still (for me) the best EPOV from New Moon. I think she did an awesome work in keeping the character and the plot in canon.

I like "Edward and the Bed" by Tara Sue Me, it's fun and I can perfectly see Edward's brothers teasing him about bringing a bed to his room.

And "The Ties that Bind" by NicoleTwilight is the best EPOV retelling of Bella's pregnancy I've found (in fact, it goes until the second honeymoon scene, when Bella is already a vampire). I've read it two times and still feel that Stephenie herself could have written it, the words sound so canon to me...

I also like "Metamorphosis" by Riniel o Imladrid, it's the third book of Breaking Dawn from EPOV. She wrote an

amazing Daddyward and filled wonderfully the gaps that Stephenie let on that part: plenty of family scenes, etc. The only problem for me in this fic is that is written in present tense (I prefer past tense, as in the books).
13th-Apr-2013 02:58 am (UTC)
I'd like to see Edward's internal thoughts that make him to ask her to marry him for the first time. I've always wondered what wish was more strong in him: Bella's accepting his proposal or Bella's not turning into a vampire anytime soon.
THIS! I have always wondered what his thought process was.

Daddyward at all, it would have been nice if Stephenie would have wrote the Christmas morning scene when Edward and Bella give their presents to Nessie.

THIS!!!!! Not enough Dadward at all.

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13th-Apr-2013 07:55 am (UTC)
Yes, more Daddy!ward. <3

Great recs! I liked Dark Side of the Moon as well. Great title too. Edward and the Bed was a riot. I'm not sure if I've read Metamorphosis! Thanks! Bummer about the present tense, but I'll deal. ;-)
12th-Apr-2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
1. I would love, love, love to read the Volterra reunion from Edward's POV, especially the time in the lobby while they're waiting to be allowed to leave. The lines where she is looking at Gianna and wondering how she could want that vampire life, and Edward's reaction, have always made me think that he thought that she did not really want him. ("How can she watch all those people file through to that hideous room and want to be a part of that?") That she just came there to save him from the stupidity of suicide and would leave him afterwards -- as he must have thought he deserved. It occupied my mind so much for a while that I wrote a fic about it. I'd love to see how close I came to the truth!

Same with his first day back at the school after their reunion. Can you imagine the thoughts he must have been pummelled by?


2. Like you, I'd love to see things from that happy summer. I can't recall which fic it was (maybe Keepsake by windchymes) that described a good bit of that summer, but it was beautiful. For me, that summer is key to her reaction in New Moon. She didn't just lose Edward, her guy of a few months, but she lost a whole family and all of her future plans. I think that people who say, "ah, she's overreacting to a bad breakup" lose sight of that. She lost the whole family, without a word, and her intended LIFE love.

I would also love one of Edward and Bella's in-the-car question and answer sessions about books and music.


3. The Keepsake, by windchymes (which she's about to update, according to her twitter) -- or anything by her, really. It's an AU, but I swear that it has such a canon feel that I almost forget that I'm not reading canon.







13th-Apr-2013 07:53 am (UTC)
Ditto on 1 and 2. I definitely want to know what was going through Edward's mind during Volterra. And omg, did I read that fic of yours? If I did, I need to re-read it! And yes, the return to school must have been agonizing.

RE: 2, you nailed it. She lost a family. I would love to see moments of all of them together. *sigh*
13th-Apr-2013 09:17 am (UTC)
I totally agree with what you say about the happy summer and how it affected her when Edward left.

Oh, yes, the question and answer sessions would be precious... I've read some fics with this scene, but they weren't good :(. Hopefully someday in Midnight Sun...

Thanks a lot for the rec! I'll read it. I love when a fic is so canon that later, when you think about it, sometimes you forgot what is really from the books and what is from a fic.
13th-Apr-2013 02:53 am (UTC)
1. What scene from Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn you would ask her to write in EPOV? (or any other character POV, if you will)

From Twilight: The ballet studio till Bella wakes up in the hospital.
New Moon: His whole time in Voltera.
Eclipse: The tent scene.
Breaking Dawn: When he hears the baby's thoughts for the first time and the 2 days when Bella was in transition.

2. What scene that doesn't appear in the books but really takes places in the Twilight Universe would you wish would have been included in the books?
Alice and Jasper POV when they leave to find answers in South America.

3. Have you read any good fics that fill these gaps (either a EPOV or a missing scene) in a way that fits perfectly the canon characters & story?
No :( I wish.
13th-Apr-2013 07:49 am (UTC)
New Moon: His whole time in Voltera.
Breaking Dawn: When he hears the baby's thoughts for the first time and the 2 days when Bella was in transition.


Yes!

IDK if you're a J/A fan, but Giselle_lx has a pre-Twilight fic for them!
13th-Apr-2013 09:26 am (UTC)
Giselle_lx has a pre-Twilight fic for them!

Never before read an Alice pov, but I really like it!
13th-Apr-2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
It has been so long since I read fanfic or actively looked for new fanfic. I'm not online as much as I used to be.
So out of touch with it, I don't even know what the most popular fics are anymore.

14th-Apr-2013 03:14 am (UTC)
lol, fic is always there to suck you back in.
13th-Apr-2013 09:24 am (UTC)
The tent scene is one of my favourites, too. Definitely would love to read it from EPOV. And yes to all you've said from Breaking Dawn! We missed so much from Edward in this book... :(


Alice and Jasper POV when they leave to find answers in South America.
Oh, never thought about this, but yeah, it would be really interesting to see their travel, and the visions of Alice and their feelings about making everyone think that they have abandoned the family.
13th-Apr-2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
Everyone keeps picking the "perfect summer." And that's fine, but I don't care for a perfect summer. Sounds boring to me. I want conflict, danger, and time running out. Alice and Jasper in South America has that. Also, I feel it is such a huge missing puzzle section of the whole saga. I had so many unanswered questions after BD having to do with their trip. It just seems like an adventure that should get it's own novella, like Bree did.
13th-Apr-2013 07:46 am (UTC)
OOH! I love this post!

Um, okay, here goes...

1. What scene from Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn you would ask her to write in EPOV? (or any other character POV, if you will)

Twilight: I've always wanted to know what Edward was thinking when Bella was in the hospital after James' attack. It ate at me SO MUCH after I read the book that it was the first scene I explored as a fic writer.

New Moon: I'd love to know what Edward really thought/felt when he saw Bella in Volterra and the immediate scenes that follow. What did he think of her rescuing him, of Alice bringing her, of Bella being amidst the Volturi, wondering if she still loved him. *swoon* So many wonderful moments for vampire self-depreciation there.

Eclipse: Yeah... chapter 20- Compromise.

Breaking Dawn: Definitely the first time they have sex, hearing Renesmee for the first time, reading her mind at the end.

I'd really like to see Alice's point of view on anything. I'd like to know what her mind sounds like. I don't imagine it's as... straightforward or flowing? as Edward's or Bella's? I don't want to read a whole book from her point of view, but maybe what she perceives of Bella, E/B's relationship, or some bonding sibling moments with Edward.

I would sell a kidney to have anything from Carlisle's point of view. Anything. I'd especially like his take on Bella in the first place or Chapter 4 (Visions) of MS.



2. What scene that doesn't appear in the books but really takes places in the Twilight Universe would you wish would have been included in the books? (eg. the trip to Jacksonville in Eclipse or when Edward gives Bella her "after" car in Breaking Dawn).

Any and every missing moment! I'd like to see the happiest summer moments, Edward and Bella's return to school after New Moon, Jacksonville, everything!


3. Have you read any good fics that fill these gaps

Best for me, hands down is Ithaca is Gorges by Giselle-lx, which is Carlisle and Edward's version of New Moon. Just stunning.
13th-Apr-2013 09:58 am (UTC)
So many wonderful moments for vampire self-depreciation there.
hahahah, this made me laugh. So true!


some bonding sibling moments with Edward.
This so much!! I loved the little bit we saw in Midnight Sun when Alice joins Edward while composing Bella's lullaby. And in my head i also have an scene with Edward & Alice talking by the river outside of the house, but right now I can't remember if it's from Midnight Sun or from a fic (!!!) I'll look for it

Any and every missing moment!
Yeah, me too... I remember finishing "Twilight", and when I began "New Moon and read the first chapter thinking "What???? how can you tell us about the happiest summer and not showing us???? I don't want this lapse of time missing!!!! And then, Eclipse was the other book when I got "angry" (not really) because there were a lot of scenes that I wanted to read only to find the next chapter beginning.
14th-Apr-2013 03:21 am (UTC)
I loved the little bit we saw in Midnight Sun when Alice joins Edward while composing Bella's lullaby.

I loved that. I liked seeing them without drama or pressure and really being 'siblings.'

And in my head i also have an scene with Edward & Alice talking by the river outside of the house, but right now I can't remember if it's from Midnight Sun or from a fic (!!!) I'll look for it

I seem to remember one scene from MS where Alice is lightly teasing Edward about staying out all night at Bella's(?) before getting ready for school. I don't know if it was at the river or not, lol.
13th-Apr-2013 09:58 am (UTC)
Curious how everyone chooses the time in Volterra as the EPOV scene from New Moon. Of course I'd love to see this scene from EPOV too, but when I read the book, contrary to other scenes (like the one I chose), in my head it's very clear what goes through his mind: the relief, the worry about Bella and Alice's safety, the angst of not being able to leave Bella again but not wanting to "steal" her human life... for me the doubts about Bella's love and forgiveness begin later, when she is sleeping in her room and he realizes how important is Jacob in her life... But in Volterra, he is just overwhelmed with relief at seeing Bella alive and focused 100% on getting the girls out of there, so he really has no time to be wallowing in misery

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14th-Apr-2013 03:25 am (UTC)
Even though it is probably pretty obvious and transparent, I think I just want to see/hear that relief for myself. I love seeing Bella through Edward's mind- the love, the longing.
13th-Apr-2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
I would love to go back to the beginning to have Edward's thoughts of what he was feeling in the first book. His POV of things happening between him and Bella through out the book.

14th-Apr-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
I definitely want the rest of Midnight Sun too! <3
19th-Apr-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
1. What scene from Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn you would ask her to write in EPOV? (or any other character POV, if you will)

I want everything in twilight in edward's pov aka midnight sun. I want all of new moon in edward's pov. The scene from eclipse I want in edward's pov in eclipse is when he received the call from bella threatening him for having alice kidnap her while he went hunting. I want the whole book 1 of breaking dawn in edward's pov.

2. What scene that doesn't appear in the books but really takes places in the Twilight Universe would you wish would have been included in the books? (eg. the trip to Jacksonville in Eclipse or when Edward gives Bella her "after" car in Breaking Dawn)
The best summer of all summers. post twilight-pre new moon summer.

3. Have you read any good fics that fill these gaps (either a EPOV or a missing scene) in a way that fits perfectly the canon characters & story?
Hmmm...i don't think so.