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Musings of Edward Cullen

WARNING: Non Cosmetic Musings ahead…

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It seems like everywhere I turn lately Edward Cullen pops up. His “face” or the face Hollywood has given him is splashed all over the Internet and it’s difficult getting away from so much publicity when I’m trying hard to isolate myself from Twilight at the moment.

Since I’m currently re-reading the Twilight Series I’ve avoided many places I KNOW Edward would pop up. Blogs, Live Journal, Forums I visit daily, youTube, Etc….

Believe you me getting away from big things like Twilight and Harry Potter is a difficult task to say the least especially considering I’ve been hopping around conventions the last few months where both the film and the books are splashed around a fair bit.

Among my geeker mates Bella, Edward, and Jacob are the topic of endless conversation so again I find it hard to avoid listening to spoilers. My friends are forbidden to discuss Breaking Dawn when I am anywhere around!

The good news is I’ve had Breaking Dawn since August 2nd and have not opened a single page nor will I until I successfully complete my re-read of Books 1 through 3. This same process occurred with Deathly Hallows by the way.

The greatest news is that I’ve successfully closeted myself so well that I’ve heard no spoilers at all about Breaking Dawn up until now…however….my curiosity got the better of me late last night.

I’ve been avoiding reading Stephenie Meyer’s website as well for fear I’d come across some little tidbit that would ruin Breaking Dawn for me however a I mentioned above I became slightly curious and did wander on her site late, late last night/early this morning.

If you haven’t already been on her site or you haven’t visited the forums or you’re re-reading like me and blanketing yourself from spoilers you may have missed something very important, very sad and very horrifying.

Stephenie’s draft for Midnight Sun was leaked recently across the internet and it’s discouraged her so much that she’s put the title on the back burner indefinitely. I can’t begin to tell you how sad I was hearing this.

I know how she must feel right now as I really get upset and emotional when I see people copying my content, reposting my images without proper credit, etc….My body of work is a simple blog that means so very much to me but can you imagine an entire novel that you’ve put your heart and soul into being stolen and handed out on the internet?

How terrible. My heart goes out to Stephenie right now as I can imagine how heartbroken she is over this.

Stephenie has generously supplied the first 274 pages of Midnight Sun for your reading pleasure. I urge you, if you’re a fan, to read these pages from her site in a sign of respect for her creative body of work.

I read all 274 pages around 3:30 am this morning and I was devastated I’d never see an end to such a fascinating piece. Being inside Bella’s head is a roller coaster ride that goes from one emo moment to the next. Being inside Edward’s head is an entirely other ballgame (pun intended! Go Team Edward!).

Finally understanding some of Edward’s struggle while he’s around Bella is heart wrenching to say the least. Knowing how complex Edward’s character is and finally putting that knowledge to text is extremely enlightening. Who would think teen lit could go so deep?

Being faced with Edward’s maturity is an interesting experience. Although Edward is described in no uncertain terms as being mature it’s always difficult to put the idea of his age into full effect when faced with mind images of his “crooked grin” and boyish good looks. However, in Midnight Sun you can finally come to understand Edward’s true age and put aside his seventeen year old face and body and come face to face with his 90 plus year old mind and maturity. It’s interesting to say the least especially if your mind’s eye has misplaced Edward’s age.

If you’d like to read Midnight Sun you can do so by clicking here. I do warn you if you’re a big fan of the Twilight series you may want to avoid Midnight Sun as no end is in sight and it’s difficult reading a draft that may never see it’s completion especially when you become so attached to the characters of a novel.

I look forward to discussing this with you in my comment box if you happen to be a fan of Edward, Stephenie Meyer, and the Twilight Series.

However, I refuse to speak to you if you’re a member of Team Jacob! The Muse no likey!

Hehe kidding!

Please no spoilers about Breaking Dawn, as keep in mind, the Muse hasn’t yet completed her re-read session!

Thanks in advance!

Cheers and Happy Reading!

P.S. If Edward “dazzled” you in Twilight you’ll feel the force of his glamour in Midnight Sun!

Here’s to hoping this will someday see the light of a book shelf near you!

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Benefit B Spot Winners!

Hey there, Hi there, Happy Monday!

How’s your day going so far? Mine is complete stress! One of the seven fans in my gaming box went boom last night so I’ve been going NUTS trying to locate a new one! Anyone know where I can find a 92MM M35105-58 with ball bearings and frames? I figure it’s worth a shot asking! The worst part is it’s one of the three fans that are cooling the CPU and I’m NOT in the mood to reconfigure the box fans to blow onto the CPU so I’m aimlessly wandering gaming forums and IRC asking around for a swap! At this point I’ll take anything new or used! My CPU is overclocked so it’s either find a new fan or sit down and rip the fans out and rearrange them! Nooooooooooo!

On top of that my work load is triple today since it’s Monday so I’m quite nuts! Plus I’m behind on comments and my email box is about to burst!

Can anything else go wrong today?

Grumpy Muse am I!

But hey some good news comes out of all this! The Winners to the Benefit B Spot contest!

Yay!

I got some interesting answers to the following question: where does the name and the “concept” Babel Fish originate from? Hint: Look to my profile and you’ll notice a hint and a clue that may help you solve this little puzzle!

Watch the clip below for the correct answer:

The hint in my profile would be the fact that my location reads: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe which is the 2nd Book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series.

So now you know that the babel fish I was referring to was from a series of brilliant books by the author Douglas Adams.

And the winners are………

Asta
Abby
and Marta

Congrats guys!

Just send me over an email with your address and I’ll send your prize over!

Thanks to everyone who participated and if you didn’t win this round you always have next time to look forward too!

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Alan Cumming: Simply Brilliant!

Warning:

Random babblings that have nothing to do with cosmetics ahead!

I’m a PBS geek (or maybe I’m just an Anglophile. I haven’t decided yet!).

I know can you believe I admitted it out loud? I’m the little short, round girl that strolls down Madison Avenue toting a PBS tote bag like it’s a Fendi.

And proud of myself by the very way!

For 200 years now, give or take a few years, Mystery! has had the wonderfully macabre Edward Gorey introduction. I heart Edward Gorey so I’ve always appreciated the fine animated introduction of Mystery!

However, recently things have been a brewing at PBS! Change isn’t always my most favorite thing in the world and no I don’t embrace it. You embrace it if you like it so much! I’ll stick with the things I know thanks very much!

One such change that is unforgivable to the Muse would be the revamp, rename, and re-host of my very favorite program on PBS, Masterpiece Theater.

Masterpiece Theater has undergone not only a name change but also a host change and all this other crap I’m not loving.

Gillian Anderson is suddenly the host of Masterpiece Theater…oh sorry…it’s called Masterpiece Classic now. Granted, the content is still very much the same but I can do without Gillian Anderson. Sheesh, couldn’t we find a Brit to do the introduction? Hells, I’d have settled for Madonna with a fake British accent instead of Agent Scully!

Look at her hair! It clashes with the bloody back drop! Please can it be real British host time now? The Muse simply demands it!

Sadly, even though I donate gobs of spare cash to PBS they refused to listen to my demands for a new host and I’m somehow stuck now fast forwarding through the bad introduction of Masterpiece each week and hiding my checkbook as I refuse to donate money to them until they lynch Gillian! Sorry!

Le sigh!

However, this week PBS more than made up with it when they revamped my second favorite show Mystery! with a new host and a new introduction!

Alan Cumming has made his debut as a fine host of Mystery! The Muse is not worthy of the awesomeness of Alan Cumming being so brilliant at introducing Mystery!

I lust after Alan Cumming in a major way and I couldn’t be happier that PBS has heard my agonizing cries of mercy and provided me with at the very least an awesome host for Mystery! It’s the least they could do after making me suffer through the badness that is Gillian Anderson.

On a side note check out Billie Piper making the cross over from Masterpiece Classic to Masterpiece Mystery! Obviously, life after Doctor Who and Diary of a Call Girl were simply not enough! Go Billie Go!

Ok I guess I’m appeased now! Happiness is gagging over Alan Cumming’s fine, dapper introduction on Mystery! Well done!

I’ve been a patron member for about 8 years or so now so if you’d like to donate proceeds of your cosmetic funds to PBS do have a click over!

Sometimes it’s not always about make up! icon wink

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And the Winners Are…………..

Sorry I’m a bit late with this but may I have a Drum roll please!?

And the Winners of the SpinLash Contest are………………….

Robert
Marty Pauline

Rachel Vargas

In order to collect your prize please e-mail your complete home address to! If I don’t hear from the winners within 7 days I will select new winners!

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Sadly, a problem with Blogger caused all the comments to appear ahead of time but most people put their hardest googling techniques to work in order to get the correct answers to my question!

If you somehow missed it here were the questions:

Who is the girl below?

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Hint: Mr. Saxon aka The *blank* once mentioned how her “father” (I use the term father loosely!) supposedly single handedly sealed the rift in The *blank* Cascade!

The girl is Jenny, the good Doctor’s Daughter! I used the term “father” very loosely as Jenny was created using some of the Doctor’s DNA. Sorry Who fans sadly Jenny was not created in the traditional sense and there was no hanky panky involved! The Muse arranged it so no sexual hijinks will occur unless I’m present within the Tardis. House rules and all that!

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A little fun fact for the Who fans: Georgia Moffett is actually Paul Davison’s real daughter! Pretty awesome right?

If you filled in the blanks correctly and said the Master you’d be right! Mr. Saxon was an alias for the Doctor’s arch enemy, the Master (RSVP Roger Delgado! The one true Master in the Muse’s eyes!).

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Although it hasn’t happened yet, the Master does indeed mention that the Doctor single handedly sealed the rift in the Medusa Cascade.

Yay if you got all the answers correct! I wish I had a SpinLash to give to each and everyone of you but sadly I only had three to give away but we always have next time right?

Congrats to our winners!

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SpinLash Review and a Contest!

Here’s an affordable tool you might want to add to your beauty arsenal:

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The SpinLash!

SpinLash is a revolving brush that coats each of your lashes (both lower and upper) with mascara while avoiding clumping! If you have a problem with clumping this be the tool for you!

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I don’t really have much of a problem with clumping but I must admit that this definately does a mighty fine job of grabbing each lash and coating it in mascara plus not only separating my lashes but adding nice volume at the same time.

I was a bit scared of placing a spinning brush anywhere near my eye area however it works basically the same way your regular wand would aside from the fact it rotates. The bristles revolve all the way around in a gentle, slow motion not only coating your lashes with your mascara but also curling them up and out plus separating them and adding volume.

The SpinLash is only $14.95 USD and comes with it’s own mascara however, in my humble opinion, the best part of this product is you’re able to use it with your own mascara! For me that’s a total plus!

The mascara this comes with isn’t too bad and hey it’s free so no rants from me about that however I prefer using the unit with my own mascara. I tried it with it’s own mascara plus my Majorca Majolica mascara. I was astounded with the results I got when using it with the MJ Mascara. MJ adds super volume to my lashes anyway but when used it in conjunction with the SpinLash I was impressed with the glamorous look of my lashes!

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The brush on the SpinLash is soft rubber which makes for easy clean up. I used it and proceeded to dunk it in alcohol and wipe clean after use. The mascara came off fairly easy plus it prepped the brush for my next use.

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The positive experience of having one product to not only curl my lashes but also apply product with the added benefits of separating my lashes and adding extra volume is definately a likey for the Muse! Whether this will completely do away with my beloved lash curler remains to be seen but it’s definately worth checking out for yourself plus you can’t really go wrong for the price!

The SpinLash in Action!

If you’re Asian and you’re plagued with short, stubby lashes this might be the tool for you as the unit does a good job of grabbing the lashes and pulling them up and out!

All in all it’s an interesting tool and worth trying out for yourself!

The SpinLash is available for purchase now at www.SpinLash.com

They have some upcoming products that caught my eye on the website so do visit! One of which was entitled SpinBlush! Whoa…the Muse likes the sound of that!

Want a SpinLash for your own?

Join the Muse’s Contest to Win a SpinLash! I have three Brand New SpinLashes with Mascara to give away to three readers at Musings!

The contest is open Worldwide so all my pretty readers from all over the world can enter to win your very own SpinLash!

All you need to do to enter is identify the girl below and enter in the comment field who she is! Now it’s not as simple as saying who she is in “real life” but more along the lines of what character she recently played!

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All the names of the readers who guess correctly will be placed in a bowl and three will be randomly selected to win a SpinLash!

Hint: Mr. Saxon aka The *blank* once mentioned how her “father” (I use the term father loosely!) supposedly single handedly sealed the rift in The *blank* Cascade!

You didn’t think I was going to make it that easy did you?

Wanna play some more?

Fill in the blanks above and win an extra surprise! My lips are sealed what the surprise is but if you guess correctly I’ll be sure to include it with your SpinLash!

So let’s see…..

That’s one person you need to identify in order to be entered to win a free SpinLash and two blanks you need to fill out in order to win a second surprise!

There is one other catch to winning! Should you win you’ll have to review the SpinLash at Musings! The Muse wants to know what you think of the SpinLash!

Good Luck! May the force be with you!

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