Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Screening

Let me start with a disclaimer: last year, I went to the Twilight midnight screening alone. As in, just me. And screaming teenagers. And a guy with his girlfriend who assumed the seat next to me was occupied, then muttered something incomprehensible when I told him it was free. I have friends, don't worry. I just didn't think a single person in my med school class of 150 people (okay, 75, since we can eliminate the guys), would want to go. So I went alone, sat between two fourteen-year-olds, and had a lovely time.

This year, at the urging of my roommate, I decided to send an email out. Nothing too fancy (okay, actually it was a great email). See below:

Hi vampire-lovers! Sorry, you knew it was coming.

Anyway, for those of you living under a rock, the next installment in the Twilight franchise, officially titled THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, is coming out on Friday, November 20th. This means a midnight screening on Thursday, November 19th.

I are going to buy advance tickets to the 12:10 screening at Daly City, and we want to get a group together to go. You may say this is premature, but MILLIONS OF THEATERS across the US have already sold out!!!!!11!!

In all seriousness, please let me know if you're interested in going. We are also thinking of having something beforehand (maybe a potluck, blood, fangs...too much?), so this will be a worthwhile endeavor. Plus you can witness the somewhat inappropriate Twilight-themed shirt I won for something...never mind.

So, the bottom-line: e-mail me if you want to get in on this. Here are the details:

What: New Moon, the 2nd movie in the Twilight series. Starring RPattz. If you don't know who he is, enlighten yourself here: Hotness
When: Thursday, November 19th. Screening at midnight (there is class the next day at 10 am, last year it was at 8 am. Don't complain). Twilight screening/party/potluck at my house beforehand.
Where: My house, then Daly City, Century 21 theater (if you can drive, let me know. If not, I will use my connections.)
Who: You. This may seem like a girly movie, but it's not. ACTION, TONS OF ACTION.
Why: I know I forced at least eight people to watch Twilight. If you want to watch the sequel under the influence again (you know who you are), that's fine. No one will judge you here.

Please email me by Sunday at 5 pm if you want to go. I'll send out multiple reminders. Tickets are probably like $10.50. Thanks!!

I didn't expect 20 people to go, not to mention the many compliments I received about the email ("I love your fangurrl personality, Kathleen!! ahhh!!"). I had quite a few of those. Then there was the roommate and friend who, last year, were smoking something when I came home with my brand new Twilight DVD. They thought the movie was hilarious. It kind of was, high or sober or drunk or whatever.

In any case, I had fun this year, even though I ended sitting up alone because there were hardly any seats free by the time we got there. Well, not alone. I talked to another teenage couple, who made me wonder where I can find a guy willing to go to a midnight screening of a vampire love story. I want that guy.

And as for my assessment of the movie, well, yeah. I only go for RPattz. Is that such a bad thing?


Jay said...

Hey Kathleen. I discovered your blog through some of your posts on AW--congrats on getting an offer of representation, btw! :)

I wanted to leave a note and just say how struck I was by the uncanny similarities between us. I also started writing seriously around a year ago (my preferred genre is YA), watched New Moon this weekend, and live in the Bay Area (though in Palo Alto rather than SF.) Also my best friend from college is a med student at UCSF (finished her third year in June, though she's taking this year off to do research.)

Sometimes the world is a small, small place.

Best of luck to you in getting your work published. :)

Kathleen said...

Wow, that is a small world! I tried to respond to you via e-mail, but couldn't access your profile. Thanks for leaving a comment and letting me know. It's always nice to hear from other writers, especially a Twilight fan in the Bay Area! :)

What's your user name on AW? I love that site - it's helped me tremendously this past year.

Jay said...

I'm JayP on AW. (Also I'm female, in case that wasn't obvious from being a twilight fan and all. :P Sometimes the name confuses people.) You probably couldn't see my profile since I don't have a blogger account. I'm just a plain jane gmail user.

I discovered AW a few weeks ago, when I was finishing up my novel and wanted to get some more information about the publishing world--it's been fantastic! I love the share-your-work forums and also all the helpful posts about agents/response times/etc. It's been great connecting with other writers, especially since in my everyday everybody is talking about technology all day long.

Have a wonderful thanksgiving--look forward to your future posts :)