All day today, I saw weird composite images of Bella and Edward from Twilight fame (or maybe infamy?), and I thought it was weird. Like, really weird. But then I remembered that it was something like the 10th anniversary of the first Twilight book, and I still thought it was weird but made a bit more sense. THEN I saw all of these covers pop up with a dude’s hand holding a green apple, and I am still like “What the hell is all of this crap Twilight Photoshopping about?!?” No, of course I didn’t read any of the articles attached to said weirdness, that would be too easy. It turns out there really is a thing. I had heard there was going to be an anniversary re-release of Twilight, but it has one hell of a twist.
So, turns out Stephenie Meyer pulled a total coup and managed to both write and release a gender-switched re-write of Twilight called Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. Yep, you heard me right, an alternate reality Twilight where every female character is now male, and every male is now female. Bella is Beau, Edward is Edythe (pardon my language, but that is still some shit name choice. Moving on). I do believe my mind might very well be blown trying to figure this one out. Like is Charlie now Beau’s mom? Does female Jacob go all cougar and imprint on whatever the hell one would rename Renesme? Help…me….
I saw over on Youtube where someone filmed themselves running out to the store the moment they heard about it and picking up a copy. It turns out that it is pretty cool, actually. The anniversary version of the original Twilight is on one side, but if you flip the book over it is the mutant new version. Not sure how my ocd would handle shelving that, but still looks cool.
I love, love, love the idea of an author pulling something like this off. I mean, seriously, can you imagine what went into keeping something like this secret? Truly, I applaud all involved, since nowadays it is almost impossible for something like this not to leak. Will I be running out to pick this one up? Probably not, but I still am amazed that it worked out.
How about you? Excited for another crack at the Twilight world? How excited are you to get your hands on weepy Beau and sparkly Edythe? God, I think I would’ve named them Bert and Ernie, instead. Now, if you really want to torture yourself, picture the E.L. James gender swapped version of 5o Shades of Whatever that will jump out at us any day now. If you dare…