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   The Washington town where "Twilight" takes place in hopes it will sparkle in fame for eternity

14 Nov 2012 08:14 PM   |   3684 clicks   |   Oregon Live
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FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  
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14 Nov 2012 04:44 PM
CraicBaby     
They should talk to Roslyn, WA about that.

14 Nov 2012 06:09 PM
timujin    [TotalFark]  
The quotes in the headline should have been around "takes place". She may have used the name of the town, but none of it was actually filmed in Forks. They still have tours and stuff, though, it's kind of funny to watch people go around saying "so, if they had actually lived in Forks, that's the high school they would have attended" and stuff like that.

/ex-girlfriend is a Twilight fan
//we were in Port Angeles anyway
///I highly recommend the area, it's really quite beautiful up there
////and with the local economy being the way it is, every bit helps

14 Nov 2012 06:26 PM
SoothinglyDeranged     
I stopped in Forks during a backpacking trip with a friend of mine. The only restaurants we could find were two pizza joints and only one was open. The pizza was alright, I suppose, but that the only reason I remember the town, and vaguely at that, is because of the name. Same goes for Humptulips.

/hehe, Humptulips

14 Nov 2012 07:23 PM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  
Washington town hopes glow of 'Twilight' saga never dies

No, no, no. No more. They made Eclipse and we fall back. They make Breaking Dawn and we fall back. They make part 2 and we fall back. The line must be drawn HERE! This far, no further! And I... will make them PAY for what they've done!

14 Nov 2012 07:25 PM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  

Mugato: Washington town hopes glow of 'Twilight' saga never dies

No, no, no. No more. They made Eclipse and we fall back. They make Breaking Dawn and we fall back. They make part 2 and we fall back. The line must be drawn HERE! This far, no further! And I... will make them PAY for what they've done!


/smashes little Enterprise models

14 Nov 2012 07:26 PM
timujin    [TotalFark]  

SoothinglyDeranged: I stopped in Forks during a backpacking trip with a friend of mine. The only restaurants we could find were two pizza joints and only one was open. The pizza was alright, I suppose, but that the only reason I remember the town, and vaguely at that, is because of the name. Same goes for Humptulips.

/hehe, Humptulips


There's a diner on the main street, I don't remember what it's called. Decent cobbler, though.

14 Nov 2012 07:32 PM
Mentalpatient87     
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14 Nov 2012 08:16 PM
farkingismybusiness     
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14 Nov 2012 08:17 PM
Martstar     
That headline is more poorly written than the books themselves.

14 Nov 2012 08:18 PM
AssAsInAssassin     
Where it takes place in? How about "where it takes place"?

I had to read that misbegotten headline twice to understand it.

Sometimes my grasp of grammar is an impediment to understanding the scribblings of the Great Unwashed.

14 Nov 2012 08:19 PM
Bill_Wick's_Friend     
They filmed it north of my tiny mountain town. All the buildings were sets that are now broken down. You can drive down the logging road to see the cut where the sets used to be. Some megafans come to see the site even though there is nothing there to see.

14 Nov 2012 08:20 PM
whither_apophis     
Forkers

14 Nov 2012 08:21 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
I say we loot, burn then rape that town as a warning to other who would support this level of stupid.

14 Nov 2012 08:21 PM
davidphogan     
The only exposure I've had to Twilight was needing to walk through the Westin in downtown San Francisco while they were hosting a Twilight convention. I was walking through the lobby and thought they had thrown a thousand cats into blenders at once.

It turned our to be teenage girls screaming because one of the actors had entered the room, and it was then I realized that the cats would have been more pleasant sounding.

14 Nov 2012 08:22 PM
wiseolddude     
The last time I was there was before all that. I wonder how much it has changed.

14 Nov 2012 08:22 PM
AsprinBurn     
The headline where awkward prepositions are awkward in is awful in.

14 Nov 2012 08:24 PM
zzottt     
I lived in Forks for a few years...

The place really only has one stop light and one grocery/department store. It has nothing outside of the logging industry.

Its even more sad now that they have Twilight bullcrap everywhere. Im with the Quileute tribe in my opinion of the whole thing

14 Nov 2012 08:28 PM
Honest Bender    [TotalFark]  
Where it takes place in? Really?

14 Nov 2012 08:28 PM
ProfessorOhki     

AssAsInAssassin: Where it takes place in? How about "where it takes place"?

I had to read that misbegotten headline twice to understand it.

Sometimes my grasp of grammar is an impediment to understanding the scribblings of the Great Unwashed.


"is set"

Now, the real question, "where", "wherein", or "in which?"

14 Nov 2012 08:29 PM
Alucard1191     
I work at The Brick in Roslyn, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/Really, I do

14 Nov 2012 08:30 PM
CygnusDarius     

farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 586x734]


What's that guy's Fark handle?.

14 Nov 2012 08:32 PM
AssAsInAssassin     

14 Nov 2012 08:33 PM
89 Stick-Up Kid     

Alucard1191: I work at The Brick in Roslyn, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/Really, I do


The Brick will be around long after people forget about Twilight. Is it true that the trough below the bar was for pee??

14 Nov 2012 08:34 PM
neilbradley     

zzottt: I lived in Forks for a few years...

The place really only has one stop light and one grocery/department store. It has nothing outside of the logging industry.

Its even more sad now that they have Twilight bullcrap everywhere. Im with the Quileute tribe in my opinion of the whole thing


It was also filmed in Oregon and Vancouver, BC. And I'll go on record that I know that because my parents used to live about 5 miles from where (in Oregon) it was filmed, and I stayed in a hotel across the street from The Bridge Studios in Burnaby and they were advertising it on the wall of one of the stages.

14 Nov 2012 08:35 PM
CygnusDarius     
Twilight is more gay than a gay softcore porn movie.

14 Nov 2012 08:36 PM
AssAsInAssassin     

ProfessorOhki: AssAsInAssassin: Where it takes place in? How about "where it takes place"?

I had to read that misbegotten headline twice to understand it.

Sometimes my grasp of grammar is an impediment to understanding the scribblings of the Great Unwashed.

"is set"

Now, the real question, "where", "wherein", or "in which?"


Better yet, "unfortunately."

14 Nov 2012 08:36 PM
NobleHam     
The people I know from Forks mostly wish those books had never been written.

14 Nov 2012 08:37 PM
CygnusDarius     

NobleHam: The people I know from Forks mostly wish those books had never been written.


I think they, instead, should turn the fame against the books. Make the stories a little more bloodthirsty, say that the books a romanticizing version of a serial killer/unexplained disappearances, and make the story gruesome.

14 Nov 2012 08:38 PM
Mrtraveler01     

neilbradley: It was also filmed in Oregon and Vancouver, BC. And I'll go on record that I know that because my parents used to live about 5 miles from where (in Oregon) it was filmed, and I stayed in a hotel across the street from The Bridge Studios in Burnaby and they were advertising it on the wall of one of the stages.


Suuure they were.

14 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
Arachnophobe     

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I say we loot, burn then rape that town as a warning to other who would support this level of stupid.


Rape the horses and then ride off on the women?

14 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
w00ty     
soccer state playoffs

14 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
Mrtraveler01     

Honest Bender: Where it takes place in? Really?


I live 90 minutes from Hannibal, MO whose whole economy is based on everything Mark Twain even though he got the hell out of that town as soon as he could.

This kind of stuff doesn't surprise me.

14 Nov 2012 08:44 PM
davidphogan     

neilbradley: zzottt: I lived in Forks for a few years...

The place really only has one stop light and one grocery/department store. It has nothing outside of the logging industry.

Its even more sad now that they have Twilight bullcrap everywhere. Im with the Quileute tribe in my opinion of the whole thing

It was also filmed in Oregon and Vancouver, BC. And I'll go on record that I know that because my parents used to live about 5 miles from where (in Oregon) it was filmed, and I stayed in a hotel across the street from The Bridge Studios in Burnaby and they were advertising it on the wall of one of the stages.


Part of at least one movie was filmed in Portland as well that I know of because of 1) the casting call for it that I answered and 2) they painted over some traffic lights and people were annoyed after that caused some accidents.

14 Nov 2012 08:44 PM
Omahawg     
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14 Nov 2012 08:45 PM
Coelacanth     
I used to live around Twin Peaks, California where David Lynch used to live. That SOB owes a lot of people royalty checks.

14 Nov 2012 08:45 PM
CalamitousCrasher     
The movie sucks, the town is mossy, but to the west is a GREAT hiking/camping area, all the way up to Ozette (which is also a great camping area). Seriously, spend a week or so along the coast in September and enjoy the beauty. And the driftwood forts/camps. Just watch out for those killer logs!

/only valid through September 2006
// I think that was the last time I was out there.

14 Nov 2012 08:45 PM
CygnusDarius     

Arachnophobe: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I say we loot, burn then rape that town as a warning to other who would support this level of stupid.

Rape the horses and then ride off on the women?


No, we eat the dogs, drink the wine, and use the paper for musket wadding.

14 Nov 2012 08:46 PM
dogboy360     
The Forks area is beautiful. Very close to the Solduc valley and hot springs.

/was up there in Oct.

14 Nov 2012 08:48 PM
p the boiler     

Mrtraveler01: Honest Bender: Where it takes place in? Really?

I live 90 minutes from Hannibal, MO whose whole economy is based on everything Mark Twain even though he got the hell out of that town as soon as he could.

This kind of stuff doesn't surprise me.


I went to Hannibal twice, TWICE, as a kid. My mom called it a vacation. My childhood was a pile of dung at times.

/did like the caves

14 Nov 2012 09:02 PM
Sgt.Zim    [TotalFark]  

Alucard1191: I work at The Brick in Roslyn, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/Really, I do


Laura Roslyn?

14 Nov 2012 09:03 PM
Mantour     
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14 Nov 2012 09:04 PM
Indubitably     
Look up.

14 Nov 2012 09:07 PM
IlGreven     

timujin: The quotes in the headline should have been around "takes place". She may have used the name of the town, but none of it was actually filmed in Forks.


Yep. The protip is this: If the setting is anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, it's filmed in Vancover.

14 Nov 2012 09:09 PM
Nightjars     
Forks is where you go to buy a bag of chips after going on a hike in the Hoh. It is not where you should go to find sparkly vampires.

14 Nov 2012 09:10 PM
Bondith     
The Washington town where "Twilight" takes place in hopes it will sparkle in fame for eternity infamy

FTFS

14 Nov 2012 09:10 PM
Mad_Radhu     

SoothinglyDeranged: I stopped in Forks during a backpacking trip with a friend of mine. The only restaurants we could find were two pizza joints and only one was open. The pizza was alright, I suppose, but that the only reason I remember the town, and vaguely at that, is because of the name. Same goes for Humptulips.

/hehe, Humptulips


Don't forget Beaver and Sappho, which are just up the road from Forks.

14 Nov 2012 09:11 PM
Mad_Radhu     

IlGreven: timujin: The quotes in the headline should have been around "takes place". She may have used the name of the town, but none of it was actually filmed in Forks.

Yep. The protip is this: If the setting is anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, it's filmed in Vancover.


Hell, Fringe started filming there after season one, despite being set in NYC/Boston.

14 Nov 2012 09:14 PM
wiredroach     

CraicBaby: They should talk to Roslyn, WA about that.


Hey, I stopped there last year on my way to Seattle just 'cause I was a Northern Ex fan. I suspect it'll get attention for some time to come. Nice town, too.

14 Nov 2012 09:24 PM
fanbladesaresharp     

CraicBaby: They should talk to Roslyn, WA about that.


At least Roslyn is on the interstate. Forks is in the middle of goddamn nowhere out on the penninsula.

14 Nov 2012 09:25 PM
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