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Literature: Midnight Sun
If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die."
Stephenie Meyer, unknowingly giving some anti-Twilight fans some ideas

Midnight Sun was originally going to be the fifth novel in the Twilight series. It was basically a Perspective Flip of the first book, showing Edward's side of the story. Depending on your views regarding the series, this may be either an intriguing character study or a cheap rehash. Either way, however, it was not to be; the manuscript was somehow leaked and the author, Stephanie Meyer, apparently felt so betrayed over the whole thing that she scrapped the project. The manuscript, however, lives on.

A Dramatic Reading has been done by Man Without A Body.

Midnight Sun provides examples of:

  • Artistic License - Physics: Bella's blood would not actually cool in the five seconds it would take Edward to kill the rest of the class.
    • Edward can run on snow without leaving tracks or indentations, despite weighing the same as a human man his size. Because screw forces being equal and opposite, that's why.
    • He also stays cold regardless of the temperature of the air around him. Clearly one of his vampire powers is immunity to entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
  • The Atoner: Edward is full of guilt over killing people...
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Intentionally or not, Edward's inner monologue frequently invokes school shooters. Some have compared it to a stalker/pedophile/rapist/serial killer's how-to guide. His inner monologue on going after Bella when she's at home and her father's away comes off as if he's planning to rape her.
    • Another exchange with a school secretary feels alarmingly like the dialogue scene at the beginning of a porno.
  • Dramatic Reading: Man Without A Body has done one, as stated above.
  • Emo Teen: Half the cast.
  • Lampshade Hanging: On Edward's stalking factor.
    "Id just admitted to stalking her, and she was smiling."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Edward is supposed to be one.
  • Perspective Flip: Obviously.
  • You're Cute When You're Angry: Edward Cullen is all about this, repeatedly calling Bella a "furious kitten that thinks it's a tiger" and variants. It's rather disrespectful, really.

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