Step Aside, Pottermore: Twimore Has Arrived, Bringing With It… “Erupting Star”

Watching Twimore unfold has been an experience akin to having a front-row seat at a viral-sensation party. This website — a Twilight-themed Pottermore — absolutely blew up in a matter of hours.

Created by Youtube celebrity and fantasy author Kaleb Nation, Twimore was an attempt to parody the recent success of J K Rowling’s “Pottermore”, an interactive digital read-through experience of the Harry Potter novels.

Fans visiting Twimore.com are met with a video featuring Kaleb Nation, in character as a representative of Twilight author Stephanie Meyer. Nation introduces viewers to Twimore:

“[A]n online reading experience unlike any other.  It’s the same story with a few crucial additions, the most important being Edward Cullen’s real-life brother, Bosworth, an immortal scientist who brewed a potion giving Edward Cullen the ability to father children… among other things.”

The video features several friendly jabs at the series and its fans. But before Twilight fans get up in arms over the parody, remember: Kaleb Nation was a Twilight internet celebrity in his own right during the two years he spent blogging on TwilightGuy.com, where he read through the series and blogged about the series from a male perspective.

The video has since received over 100,000 views. The Twimore website has received tens of thousands of Facebook “likes” and hundreds of thousands of visits since its launch last week.

Adding to the hype, Twimore has released an “official excerpt” from Erupting Star, the parody book featured on Twimore. The teaser reads:

Read the never-before-seen story of Bosworth Cullen, the immortal scientist brother of Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black’s long-lost sister. In this thrilling sequel, you will discover the TRUE meaning of eternal forbidden love.

Curious to know what the new book is all about? You can now read an excerpt on Twimore!

Posted on by Mike Macauley



  • LauraCR

    Of course, Twilight just HAS to copy Harry Potter

  • LauraCR

    Of course, Twilight just HAS to copy Harry Potter

    • http://www.twitter.com/mikemacauley Mike Macauley

      This is a parody/joke, which I said numerous times in the post.

  • LauraCR

    Of course, Twilight just HAS to copy Harry Potter

  • Anonymous

    Haha, I love how it starts as Twilight copying Harry Potter, and then it just continues to make fun of Twilight, though not in an offensive way. I’m not a fan of Twilight, so this made my day!

  • Toasty

    thank god this is fake. Twilight will never be even close to rivalling Harry Potter. Every kid i knw has grown up with Harry and will continue to love the series well into their grown up lives. As for Twilight, it was a fad 2 yrs ago and now everyone is sick of it.

    • http://www.twitter.com/mikemacauley Mike Macauley

      I won’t comment on whether or not Twilight is terrible — that’s for you all to decide on your own. I’m personally not much of a fun, but it’s interesting to see what the series did for paranormal fiction.

      However, I will touch on the fad part. Twilight has had a large presence at Comic-Con over the past several years. Last year (2010), fans lined up for DAYS to get into the Twilight panel at the convention. This year, fans lined up over night — yet the hall never filled. Fans who showed up last minute were able to get in, as there was no demand this year.

      What does this say about Twilight? It’s a sign that you may be correct about Twilight being a fad. Or hey, it could be a fluke too. Either way, it was a VERY interesting thing to witness.

  • kyliemae

    Scared me for a minute there. So glad this was fake.

  • Surftildawn

    …. I do hope they know this is fake, right?

  • Sunnybunny0000

    This post may be a joke but the Twilight series does now have its own version of Pottermore. See people, if you joke about it, it will come… I think I’m gonna be sick now.