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hey by the way, guys, when Stephenie answered the host movie question, who did she say Maggie Gyllenhaal could be? I thought I remembered that she had said it was for the Seeker, but on the TL blog it said that it was for Mel. I'm confused! :?

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Post by xhopeonaropex »

Yeah she meant it as the Host body of Mel because she would be amazed to see someone who could pull off having conversations in their head and having a double character or something . But yeah here it is!!!

I went to the book signing event in Torrance today.
Unfortunately when we got to the event and they opened the doors, they announced that we were not allowed to take pictures or record. If we do, we will be escorted out.
Luckily, a Twilight fan sitting next to me called Alexis (big shout out to her!) had a notebook, so I wrote down the Q&A's for the event. I will try to word it out as much as I can. So, here it is:

1. What inspired you to write The Host?
SM: Well, it was in one of my files on the computer. It wasn't like Twilight- I had a dream and it was handed to me on a silver platter. I was actually driving through a hot desert one day and I started thinking "Hmm, what would happen if two people who lived in one body fell in love with the same person?" So, I wrote it down on my computer, and when I found that I wanted to start on a new project, I found that The Host was the best between them.

2. Why Cheetos??
SM: [She laughs]. I was thinking about living in a deprived society where you don't have these foods. And the smell and taste of Cheetos is recognizable. And I also thought if I would ever enjoy eating something that I was deprived of it would be Cheetos and Twinkies. Plus Cheetos are so dang delicious!

3. Why do Sharon and Maggie remain stubborn against Wanda?
SM: The readers need to consider that th book was written in the alien's perspective( Wanda), and so Wanda means no harm and the reader knows that as well. And even though Melanie wanted to save Sharon and Melanie's body is back, Sharon knows That Melanie is not inside if that body and that Melanie's gone. For Sharon and Maggie, this alien is what they fear, what they're afraid my take their children in their sleep. These aliens are the enemy and the most dangerous thing for people. So humans SHOULD be afraid of them.

4. When the souls take over the body host and the humans disappear, where do they go?Like Jodie, she was there but when they tried finding her she was lost and couldn't be found? Where did her soul go?
SM: It depends on what people think where the soul of someone goes after dying. For some people it's like an afterlife. So wherever a person thinks someone goes after they die, that's where the human souls go.

5. The song from your playlist for The Host for My Chemical Romance "The Ghost of You", who does this song relate to?
SM: This song reminds me of Jared. When Melanie and Wanderer come back and he sees Melanie's body and not Melanie herself in there, it hurts him because he cannot have her back completely. And he feels that Wanderer's presence haunts him. So I thought that song reminded me of Jared a lot.

6. Who do you like better? Ia, or Jared?
SM: [She laughs]. Depending on the mood I guess. Jared has that kind of cowboy character, tough, strong. And Ian is the poetic, sensitive sweet guy. So just depending on the mood.

7. How old is Ian?
SM: Ian is 25.

8. If you could pick one of the planets you could live on, which one would it be?
SM: Definitely not The Mists, because I hate the snow. I would rather live in a place where it is 110 degrees but I cannot live somewhere there is snow. I'd probably like to live in the Singing World or Planet of the Bats. I like how it's run by music but I don't really like that you're blind, but at least you can fly.

9. If The Host were to be made a movie, who would you think would be good actors for the part?
SM: I was actually discussing that earlier, and I was saying that if I had the choice I think Maggie Gyllenhaal would play Melanie just great.

10. I find Jamie and Jacob very similar? Did you write Jamie intentionally as a character similar to Jacob's?
SM: Actually no, I don't think they are that similar. But I do feel the same kind of love that Melanie has for Jamie, like Bella has for Jacob. I grew up babysitting my brothers so I always had this motherly instinct and love towards it. I find both Melanie and Bella having that same motherly love for Jacob and Jared. They want to protect them, they want to take care of them.

11. Are you going to be writing sequels for The Host?
SM: Maybe. I'm not sure yet. If I do it would be a hard trilogy. Some mean things might happen in the books, but there will also be a lot of nice things to make up for the mean ones.

12. Who is your favorite actor in Twilight?
SM: All of them are good and very nice. Ashley Green who plays Alice is a very nice girl. She never played a main character before but she really impressed me. But I guess I would have to say that the linchpin would be Edward. [crowd goes wild]. I mean when we auditioned for Edward we were looking for someone to play him really well. I expected to see a good version of Edward. What I did not expect is seeing Edward himself [in Robert Pattinson].

13. Will Midnight Sun be published?
SM: I got a lot of people asking me that. Some people wanted it to be published before the last book. I told them well I'm only half way through and I was working on this book called Breaking Dawn. [crowd laughs and applauds]. But I was surprised to see a lot of people who wanted it to be published before it. And I went "But it's the same thing as Twilight and you know what's going to happen!!" [crowd laughs]

14. Are your characters inspired by real people?
SM:Edward was not inspired unfortunately by anyone. For New Moon I used my brother Jacob's name but his character was completely different. When I used Jacob's name my sister Emily was like "Hmm so you use Jacob's name in the book, huh? What about me? Ohhhh so it's all about Jacob now?" And so i used Emily and Heidi since the rest wanted to be in the book too. But their personalities are completely different. The only character that was the same was Paul. He's very tempered and hairy. [crowd laughs]. In The Host, Doc was isnpired by Seth: He's tall, thin fair, sort of blond. He's also very sweet and is in medical school to become a doctor.

15. What was the most enjoyable book to write?
SM: They all were very fun books to write but very different. Twilight was a pure writing experience for me. New Moon was a bit depressing for me and hard. But it also had its beauty and evalation. Eclipse was like putting all the characters into one jar and shaking them up. The Host was different because I had to write about (a) different world(s).

16. Has writing the book make you want less fame?
SM: I don't think I'm famous. I mean I'm famous for a good 15 minutes where I find 1600 people during a book signing, but when I go home, my life is back to normal and I'm not famous anymore. The thing I don't like about fame is that you don't really have a lot of time on your hands. And I also don't like talking to the cameras.

17. When you were a teenager, did you enjoy writing and reading similar things you write today?
SM: I never wrote things when I was young. I never thought that i would actually end up as a writer. But i loved reading books. I didn't read Stephen King though. That was too scary for me. But I did read a few westerns.

18. How do you overcome writer's block?
SM: I rarely get times where I have writer's block but when I do, the only good thing I found is that you go inside a room. Turn off the lights until it's completely dark, then turn on rock music like really really loud until your head is cleared. The Muse is a good band to listen to for clearing your head.

That was the end of questions. She then personalized our Host books and signed two copies of whatever books we brought. I got out early since I was number 32 out of 1000. Yes, 1000. And I waited from 12 noon to get in early and the event started at 6:30. There were a lot of creative shirts that I saw. I saw a couple of Twilight Moms and I saw Kristine (bellas_ring) there and we stayed together through the event. It was an amazing day and when it was my turn to get my book signed I started breathing hardly and my heart was beating very fast. It was a good half hour for me and I do believe the wait was worth it. I would do it again for Stephenie. I thanked her for being a great inspiration to us young writer's. She is by far, the most amazing person i have met.
"I love you," he said. "It's a poor excuse for what I'm doing, but it's still true." - Edward Cullen, Twilight

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oh, phew! I thought I was going crazy. 8)

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youwantlove_ec wrote:*GASP* OMG, that was your question?it was a really good question, By the way. i never thought about when i got home, i took out my my chem. cd that my friend let me borrow, and i listed to ghost of you, and it almost made me cry because the lyrics totally related to jared's feelings about mel.
Yeah! At first I didn't know what to ask, but I knew I wanted to ask SOMETHING. And then I remembered that on her playlist, the ghost of you was in it, and I wondered, what part could that be about? And you know, it could also have been about almost any f the human survivors. And it turned out to be about Jared and Mel! Ahhh. When I got my books signed, I told her that I was the one who asked it, and she asked me if I had expected that answer, and I didn't really. MCR is just my favoritest band ever! hahha.  :P
if it isnt ironic enough, but i was listening to ghost of you while i read this.but for the the twilight discussion, its on (clickhere.). i actually live in long beach, so i am 1000000% going.


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