Jacob "Jake" Black is a character in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. He is described as an attractive Native American of the Quileute tribe in La Push, near Forks, Washington. In the second book of the series, he discovers. For the majority of the series, Jacob competes with Edward Cullen for Bella Swan's love. In the films Twilight, New Moon, Breaking Dawn: Part 1, Breaking Dawn: Part 2, Jacob is played by Taylor Lautner. According to Stephenie Meyer, Jacob was meant to be a device through which Bella could learn Edward's secret in Twilight. Meyer, her agent, her editor all liked the character so much that they decided to give him a larger role in the following book, New Moon, with Meyer referring to the character as, "my favorite gift that New Moon gave to me." Jacob was my first experience with a character taking over—a minor character developing such roundness and life that I couldn't keep him locked inside a tiny role.... From the beginning when Jacob only appeared in chapter six of Twilight, he was so alive.
I liked him. More than I should for such a small part. Jacob is given a small role in the first book of the series, he is introduced as the son of an old Swan family friend. When Bella uses him to get information on Edward Cullen and his family, Jacob tells her Quileute legends and introduces her to the idea that Edward is a vampire. Bella comes to like Jacob, he develops a crush on her. In New Moon, Jacob's character is used as a device to help Bella emerge from her months-long depression, brought on by her distress over Edward's departure; the friendship between the two characters grows strong, but Jacob develops romantic feelings for Bella that she does not reciprocate. It is revealed that, as a member of the Quileute tribe, Jacob is descended from an ancient line of "shapeshifters" that assume wolf form. In their backstory, the Quileutes and vampires are mortal enemies; when Jacob undergoes his first transformation into a wolf in front of Bella, it is in response to Paul, one of the pack members who becomes enraged when he was slapped by Bella, causing him to phase and attempt to attack her.
Jacob rushes outside to defend Bella, he jumps high over her and phases in midair. Jacob bites and pushes him. Jacob is shown in this scene to be talented when this was his first transformation at attacking and countering Paul as he is able to hit him before he has a chance to attack. A scene shows him tackling Paul causing him to crash into a boat rack, he and Paul arrive at Emily Young's house and Paul apologizes to Bella. Soon, he becomes busy patrolling the forest with his pack; when Bella is caught by the vampire Laurent alone in a clearing, she is saved by Jacob and the wolf pack, who chase and kill Laurent. Sam first emerges from Laurent noticing more emerge runs away. Sam is struck back by Laurent just before he was about to tackle him, he claims that Laurent was nothing but a simple kill. During the chase, Laurent is cornered by part of the pack. Jacob and his friends are able to cover a range of 1.67 miles in just 1 minute meaning they are able to run at nearly or close to 100 mph at full run.
Jacob serves as a foil to Edward on multiple occasions in the narrative. When Bella, who has taken dangerous risks to feel closer to Edward, impulsively jumps off a cliff and drowns, Jacob rescues her. After Edward mistakenly believes she has died and plans to kill himself and Alice Cullen, rush to Italy to prevent his suicide, leaving Jacob heartbroken. Jacob is disgusted by Edward's return and by Bella's willingness to take Edward back after he left her. Jacob reminds Edward of his tribe's treaty with the Cullen family, which states that the Cullens are not allowed to bite humans. Bella interrupts and points out to Jacob that she wants to become a vampire, it's her own decision; this angers Jacob, he attempts to start a fight with Edward. Edward decides to leave with Bella, but Jacob grabs him and says: "You don't speak for her." Causing Edward to uppercut punch him into the air. Edward and Jacob are stopped by Bella as she says: "You can't harm each other without harming me." Jacob, now feeling full of guilt and knowing that he would not harm her due to him still having a tremendous crush on her and her being his best and closest friend, decides to accept her wish, but he is feeling hurt by her decision which causes him to run away.
In Eclipse, enraged that Bella plans to become a vampire, attempts to distance himself by not returning her phone calls and refusing to see her. During the scene when Jacob visits Bella and Edward to discuss the vampire Victoria's return, he tells Bella that he misses her and wishes that they could remain friends. With Edward's approval, Bella begins to visit Jacob on a regular basis. On one of these visits, Jacob tells Bella that he is in love with her and that he wants her to choose him over Edward. Bella is caught off guard by his confession and tells him she only thinks of him as a friend, he forcibly kisses her, she reacts by punching him in the face. This breaks her hand, though it does not affect Jacob because he is a werewolf and doesn't get hurt easily; this act enrages Edward, the two get into a heated argument in front of Bella's house. They come close to a physical fight, until Bella pushes Edward always and pleads for them to stop. Edward, still fuming with rage, tells Jacob. Bella's father comes outside at that moment, demands to know what's going on.
Jacob admits that he kissed Bella, she bro
Although the genre is old, the romance novel or romantic novel discussed in this article is the mass-market version. Novels of this type of genre fiction place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending." There are many subgenres of the romance novel, including fantasy, historical romance, paranormal fiction, science fiction. Romance novels are read by women; the term romance is applied to a type of novel defined by Walter Scott as "a fictitious narrative in prose or verse. Other precursors can be found in the literary fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Samuel Richardson's sentimental novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded and the novels of Jane Austen. Austen inspired Georgette Heyer, the British author of historical romance set around the time Austen lived, as well as detective fiction. Heyer's first romance novel, The Black Moth, was set in 1751; the British company Mills and Boon began releasing escapist fiction for women in the 1930s.
Their books were sold in North America by Harlequin Enterprises Ltd, which began direct marketing to readers and allowing mass-market merchandisers to carry the books. According to the Romance Writers of America, the main plot of a mass-market romance novel must revolve about the two people as they develop romantic love for each other and work to build a relationship. Both the conflict and the climax of the novel should be directly related to that core theme of developing a romantic relationship, although the novel can contain subplots that do not relate to the main characters' romantic love. Furthermore, a romance novel must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending." Others, including Leslie Gelbman, a president of Berkley Books, define the genre more stating only that a romance must make the "romantic relationship between the hero and the heroine... the core of the book." In general, romance novels reward characters who are good people and penalize those who are evil, a couple who fights for and believes in their relationship will be rewarded with unconditional love.
Bestselling author Nora Roberts sums up the genre, saying: "The books are about the celebration of falling in love and emotion and commitment, all of those things we want." Women's fiction is not directly a subcategory of the romance novel genre, because in women's fiction the heroine's relationship with her family or friends may be as important as her relationship with the hero. Some romance novel authors and readers believe the genre has additional restrictions, from plot considerations, to avoiding themes. Other disagreements have centered on the firm requirement for a happy ending. While the majority of romance novels meet the stricter criteria, there are many books considered to be romance novels that deviate from these rules. Therefore, the general definition, as embraced by the RWA and publishers, includes only the focus on a developing romantic relationship and an optimistic ending. Escapism is important. There are no specific restrictions on what can not be included in a romance novel.
Controversial subjects are addressed in romance novels, including topics such as date rape, domestic violence and disability. The combination of time frame and plot elements does, help a novel to fit into one of several romance subgenres. Despite the numerous possibilities this framework allows, many people in the mainstream press claim that "all seem to read alike." Stereotypes of the romance genre abound. For instance, some believe that all romance novels are similar to those of Danielle Steel, featuring rich, glamorous people traveling to exotic locations. Many romance readers disagree that Steel writes romance at all, considering her novels more mainstream fiction. Mass-market romance novels are sometimes referred to as "smut" or female pornography, are the most popular form of modern erotica for women. While some romance novels do contain more erotic acts, in other romance novels the characters do no more than kiss chastely; the romance genre runs the spectrum between these two extremes. Because women buy 90% of all romance novels, most romance novels are told from a woman's viewpoint, in either first or third person.
Although most romance novels are about heterosexual pairings there are romance novels that deal with same-sex relationships, some participants in the book industry characterize books dealing with same-sex relationships as F/F, M/M. While this article is about the mass-market form of love romance novels, the genre of works of extended prose fiction dealing with romantic love existed in classical Greece; the titles of over twenty such ancient Greek romance novels are known, but most of them have only survived in an incomplete, fragmentary form. Only five ancient Greek romance novels have survived to the present day in a state of near-completion: Chareas and Callirhoe and Clitophon, Daphnis and Chloe, The Ephesian Tale, The Ethiopian Tale. Precursors of the modern popular love-romance can be found in the sentimental novel Pamela, or Virtue
Spotlight (Mutemath song)
"Spotlight" is the first single from New Orleans rock group Mutemath's second album Armistice. The song was first released on the soundtrack to the 2008 film adaptation of Twilight, it was the second single to be released from the album; the song was released digitally on Spotlight EP on February 10, 2009. The EP was released on limited edition vinyl on March 24, 2009. "Spotlight" – 3:20 "Clockwork" – 4:44 "Earlylight" – 4:22 "Spotlight" – 3:27 The group performed "Spotlight" for the first time on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on January 15, 2009, featuring guest appearances from Adam LaClave and Jonathan Allen from Club of the Sons and Jeremy Larson. The music video for "Spotlight" consists of the band playing the song in a time lapse effect, in the back of a moving vehicle; the EP debuted at #5 on iTunes Top Rock chart and #17 on iTunes top albums the week of February 10, 2009 and landed at #18 on Amazon Top Rock MP3 Albums and #45 on Amazon top MP3 Albums. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Compact disc is a digital optical disc data storage format, co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982. The format was developed to store and play only sound recordings but was adapted for storage of data. Several other formats were further derived from these, including write-once audio and data storage, rewritable media, Video Compact Disc, Super Video Compact Disc, Photo CD, PictureCD, CD-i, Enhanced Music CD; the first commercially available audio CD player, the Sony CDP-101, was released October 1982 in Japan. Standard CDs have a diameter of 120 millimetres and can hold up to about 80 minutes of uncompressed audio or about 700 MiB of data; the Mini CD has various diameters ranging from 60 to 80 millimetres. At the time of the technology's introduction in 1982, a CD could store much more data than a personal computer hard drive, which would hold 10 MB. By 2010, hard drives offered as much storage space as a thousand CDs, while their prices had plummeted to commodity level. In 2004, worldwide sales of audio CDs, CD-ROMs and CD-Rs reached about 30 billion discs.
By 2007, 200 billion CDs had been sold worldwide. From the early 2000s CDs were being replaced by other forms of digital storage and distribution, with the result that by 2010 the number of audio CDs being sold in the U. S. had dropped about 50% from their peak. In 2014, revenues from digital music services matched those from physical format sales for the first time. American inventor James T. Russell has been credited with inventing the first system to record digital information on an optical transparent foil, lit from behind by a high-power halogen lamp. Russell's patent application was filed in 1966, he was granted a patent in 1970. Following litigation and Philips licensed Russell's patents in the 1980s; the compact disc is an evolution of LaserDisc technology, where a focused laser beam is used that enables the high information density required for high-quality digital audio signals. Prototypes were developed by Sony independently in the late 1970s. Although dismissed by Philips Research management as a trivial pursuit, the CD became the primary focus for Philips as the LaserDisc format struggled.
In 1979, Sony and Philips set up a joint task force of engineers to design a new digital audio disc. After a year of experimentation and discussion, the Red Book CD-DA standard was published in 1980. After their commercial release in 1982, compact discs and their players were popular. Despite costing up to $1,000, over 400,000 CD players were sold in the United States between 1983 and 1984. By 1988, CD sales in the United States surpassed those of vinyl LPs, by 1992 CD sales surpassed those of prerecorded music cassette tapes; the success of the compact disc has been credited to the cooperation between Philips and Sony, which together agreed upon and developed compatible hardware. The unified design of the compact disc allowed consumers to purchase any disc or player from any company, allowed the CD to dominate the at-home music market unchallenged. In 1974, Lou Ottens, director of the audio division of Philips, started a small group with the aim to develop an analog optical audio disc with a diameter of 20 cm and a sound quality superior to that of the vinyl record.
However, due to the unsatisfactory performance of the analog format, two Philips research engineers recommended a digital format in March 1974. In 1977, Philips established a laboratory with the mission of creating a digital audio disc; the diameter of Philips's prototype compact disc was set at 11.5 cm, the diagonal of an audio cassette. Heitaro Nakajima, who developed an early digital audio recorder within Japan's national public broadcasting organization NHK in 1970, became general manager of Sony's audio department in 1971, his team developed a digital PCM adaptor audio tape recorder using a Betamax video recorder in 1973. After this, in 1974 the leap to storing digital audio on an optical disc was made. Sony first publicly demonstrated an optical digital audio disc in September 1976. A year in September 1977, Sony showed the press a 30 cm disc that could play 60 minutes of digital audio using MFM modulation. In September 1978, the company demonstrated an optical digital audio disc with a 150-minute playing time, 44,056 Hz sampling rate, 16-bit linear resolution, cross-interleaved error correction code—specifications similar to those settled upon for the standard compact disc format in 1980.
Technical details of Sony's digital audio disc were presented during the 62nd AES Convention, held on 13–16 March 1979, in Brussels. Sony's AES technical paper was published on 1 March 1979. A week on 8 March, Philips publicly demonstrated a prototype of an optical digital audio disc at a press conference called "Philips Introduce Compact Disc" in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Sony executive Norio Ohga CEO and chairman of Sony, Heitaro Nakajima were convinced of the format's commercial potential and pushed further development despite widespread skepticism; as a result, in 1979, Sony and Philips set up a joint task force of engineers to design a new digital audio disc. Led by engineers Kees Schouhamer Immink and Toshitada Doi, the research pushed forward laser and optical disc technology. After a year of experimentation and discussion, the task force produced the Red Book CD-DA standard. First published in 1980, the stand
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is a 2012 American romantic drama fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. Constituting the second of a two-part adaptation of the novel, the film is the fifth and final installment in The Twilight Saga film series, following 2011's Breaking Dawn: Part 1. All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, reprise their roles, with Mackenzie Foy portraying Renesmee Cullen. Alongside Pattinson, Lautner and Foy, the film stars an ensemble cast including Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning. Part 2 was released on November 16, 2012; the film, despite mixed critical reception, was a box office success, grossing nearly $830 million worldwide against production budget of $136 million, becoming the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2012 and the highest-grossing film of The Twilight Saga series.
Bella, who has just given birth, awakens from her human-to-vampire transformation and is introduced to her daughter Renesmee. The rest of the Cullens and Jacob stay nearby, when Jacob acts possessively towards Renesmee, Bella learns he has imprinted on her, making her furious until Jacob explains what imprinting is. Meanwhile, Bella's father, has been trying to contact the Cullens for updates on Bella's health. Carlisle comes to believe that they have to leave Forks, Washington to protect their identities - because of Charlie. Jacob, desperate not to lose Renesmee, visits Charlie and tell him that Bella is alive and well, but had to change in order to get better. Jacob tells Charlie he doesn't live in the world he thinks he lives in, but says nothing about vampires, he phases into his wolf form. Charlie visits the Cullen house and meets Renesmee, believing she is a niece of Edward's whom Bella and Edward adopted. Afterward, the Cullens are able to stay in Forks. Several months pass with Carlisle monitoring Renesmee's rapid growth.
On an outing in the woods, a bitter Irina sees Renesmee from a distance and assumes she's an immortal child without asking any questions. Immortal children were vampires who were changed in childhood, because they could not be trained nor restrained, they destroyed entire villages, they were executed, as were the parents who created them, the creation of such children outlawed. Irina goes to the Volturi to report. Alice sees the Volturi and Irina coming to kill the Cullens, instructs the others to gather as many witnesses as they can to testify that Renesmee is not an immortal child; the Cullens begin to summon witnesses, such as the Denali family. One of the Denali, Eleazar discovers that Bella has a special ability: a powerful mental shield which had protected her from Edward's mind reading when she was human, which she is taught to extend to protect others from vampire powers; as some of their potential witnesses are attacked and prevented from supporting the Cullens and Edward realize they may have to fight the Volturi.
Their witnesses agree to stand with them in battle, having realized the Volturi increased their Guard by falsely accusing covens of crimes, destroying them and recruiting the vampires with gifts. The Volturi arrive prepared for battle, led by Aro, eager to obtain the gifted members of the Cullen coven as part of his Guard. Aro is allowed to touch Renesmee, is convinced that she is not an immortal child. Irina is brought forth and takes full responsibility for her mistake, leading to her immediate death. Aro still insists that Renesmee may pose a risk in the future, validating his claim that battle is necessary. Before any violence, Alice shares with Aro her vision of the battle, to come, during which both sides sustain heavy casualties, including Aro, who would die. Aro believes her, giving Jasper an opportunity to reveal their witness, Nahuel; the witness proves. The Volturi unhappily leave. Back at the Cullen home, Alice glimpses the future, seeing Edward and Bella together with Jacob and a matured Renesmee together.
Edward feels relieved that Renesmee has Jacob to protect her. Alone in the meadow, Bella pushes her mental shield away and allows Edward to see into her mind, showing him every moment she and Edward shared together and the two share a kiss after Bella telling Edward, "Nobody has loved anybody as much as I love you", both Edward and Bella say they will love each other and be together forever. Cam Gigandet, Rachelle Lefevre, Bryce Dallas Howard, Edi Gathegi, Jodelle Ferland, various other actors from the previous films make cameos during the ending credits. After confirming one film, Summit Entertainment had been keeping their eye on a fifth installment. In May 2010, Billy Burke and Peter Facinelli were the only cast actors who were confirmed for both parts of Breaking Dawn, while other cast members such as Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz were still in negotiations for a second part. If the actors holding Summit back from making an official announcement did not reach an agreement with them, the studio would not have minded recasting their roles, as was done in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse with Bryce Dallas Howard's character, Victoria.
However, in June 2010, Summit confirmed that a two-part adaptation of the fourth book would start production and it was made clear that all major actors, including the three lead roles, the Cullen fami
Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. As of 2013, Penguin Random House employed about 10,000 people globally and published 15,000 titles annually under its 250 divisions and imprints; these titles include nonfiction for adults and children in both print and digital. Penguin Random House comprises Penguin and Random House in the U. S. U. K. Canada, New Zealand and India. Penguin Random House was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of a £2.4 billion merger between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin Group. Bertelsmann and Pearson, the parent companies, owning 53% and 47%, respectively; the creation of the company has been referred to as the publishing industry's response to the increasing dominance of Amazon.com in the book market. Markus Dohle was named CEO of the new company which had more than 10,000 employees around the world with 250 imprints and publishing houses and a publishing list of over 15,000 new titles a year.
PRH relaunched Book Country, Penguin's online unit, in July 2013. In September 2014, Random House Studio signed a first look production deal with Universal Pictures, under which Random House would be the producer of films based on Penguin Random House books; the Universal subsidiary Focus Features will collaborate with Random House Films. Having spearheaded the creation process of Puffin Rock animation, Richard Haines is heading PRH Children's TV development strategy with the assistance of licensing, TV development executive Emily Campan. Haines would report to Francesca Dow. In November 2015, Pearson announced that it will be rebranding and focusing on its education division, it was predicted. Pearson CEO John Fallon estimated that the company would wait until at least 2017. In July 2017, Pearson agreed to sell a 22% stake in the business to Bertelsmann, thereby retaining a 25% holding. In June 2014 Penguin Random House unveiled a new logo designed by Michael Beirut of Pentagram; the logo is a simple serif font with the words Penguin Random House bookended by orange.
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (soundtrack)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon is the official soundtrack for the 2009 film The Twilight Saga: New Moon. The score for New Moon was composed by Alexandre Desplat while the rest of the soundtrack was chosen by music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who produced the Twilight soundtrack; the New Moon – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album was released on October 16, 2009 by Patsavas' Chop Shop label, in conjunction with Atlantic Records. New Moon's soundtrack comprises songs that are all original and exclusive to the soundtrack and are performed by various indie rock and alternative rock artists. New Moon director Chris Weitz stated that the soundtrack would feature songs from Radiohead and Band of Skulls. Death Cab for Cutie contributed the soundtrack's lead single, a song written for the film called "Meet Me on the Equinox", which debuted September 13 during the MTV Video Music Awards. Bassist Nick Harmer says, "We wrote'Meet Me On the Equinox' to reflect the celestial themes and motifs that run throughout the Twilight series and we wanted to capture that desperate feeling of endings and beginnings that so affect the main characters."
The music video for "Meet Me on the Equinox" premiered on October 7, 2009, includes clips from the movie. The English rock band Muse contributed a remix of their song "I Belong to You", which appears in its original form on their 2009 album The Resistance. St. Vincent collaborated with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to create a song called "Rosyln"; when describing the song, she said, " sings in his beautiful falsetto and I'm singing very low... I think there's something creepy about the two of us singing together. It's a simple, stripped-down kind of song." The soundtrack had a release date of October 20, 2009, but the date was moved up four days to October 16 due to "overwhelming and unprecedented demand". Hot Topic locations across the United States hosted New Moon soundtrack listening parties on the release date, October 16, where fans were able to listen to the entire soundtrack and hear special messages from the featured bands; the album's CD booklet folds out into a New Moon poster. International versions of the soundtrack are available in certain countries, featuring bonus tracks from "local" artists.
For example, Mexican Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee Ximena Sariñana is featured on Spanish language versions of the soundtrack, with the song "Frente al Mar". Initial critical response to the New Moon soundtrack was favorable. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 70, based on 11 reviews; the soundtrack debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart, climbed to number one a week after selling 153,000 copies in its first full week of release. It made history as the first time a soundtrack and its sequel have both reached the #1 spot on the chart; the album was certified Platinum by RIAA, has sold 1,305,000 copies in the US as of August 2013. In New Zealand, it was certified Gold on October 18, 2009, selling over 7,500 copies in its first two days of release; the album debuted at number two and was certified Platinum after its first week of release, selling over 15,000 copies. In Australia, the soundtrack rose to number one on the iTunes Store and has stayed in the top five since its release.
It debuted at number two on the ARIA Albums Chart in the week beginning October 26, 2009, was certified Platinum in its first week. In Mexico, the album is jumped to No. 1 on the international album charts and No. 4 on the main chart after five weeks inside the chart, caused by the success of the film. In the UK, the album debuted at number one on the compilations chart