With Breaking Dawn Part 2 hitting theaters today, the final installment in the Twilight franchise is upon us, and this chapter of Bella, Edward, and Jacob’s stories will come to a close. See how far they’ve come from the first movie with our graphics detailing their journey!

Twilight introduced us to Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, and the enticing love story that would blossom between them. New Moon took our protagonists in two different directions, while Jacob became more prominent in Bella’s life. Eclipse saw Bella struggling with her feelings for both Jacob and Edward, but by the end she had chosen her man.

Breaking Dawn Part 1 gave us the Swan-Cullen wedding and a shocking pregnancy, while Part 2 will show us Renesmee and the final confrontation with the Volturi.

See how each member of the trio grew and transformed over the course of The Twilight Saga below.

Bella transforms from a clumsy girl into a battle-ready vampire

Bella came so far from those first scenes where we saw her leaving her mom and the beloved Arizona desert behind. Seeing her amongst the soggy citizens of Forks made her seem even more out of place, but by the time we see her in the final film, she has become everything she never was: a mother, a wife, and a strong, confident, graceful woman.

Edward transforms from a loner into a man fighting for his family

Edward’s arc was compelling because we could see the obvious influence that Bella had on him. In the beginning, he struggled with everything: his craving for Bella’s blood, his longing to be with her, and his insatiable need to protect her. No one will deny that Edward took a few turns down the wrong path, but Breaking Dawn sees him back on track. His confidence in Bella and his love for his family drive him to do anything in his power to keep them safe.

Jacob transforms from a young boy into a decisive leader

Poor Jacob probably had to endure the most out of the three. He began as just a normal boy, not quite content that his feelings for Bella went unanswered, but unable to do much to convince her otherwise. Then, soon enough, he discovered his lot in life: to be a werewolf in order to protect the townspeople from vampires. Though his timing and his methods were never quite perfect, his actions always came from his heart. He learned to accept Bella’s decision, as hard as it was to bear, and in the end Jacob finds the person he was always meant to be with.

The Twilight Saga’s lasting effect

The saga’s lasting influence on its fans comes down to the effect these three characters had on all of us as we watched them change and grow as people. As fans watch Breaking Dawn Part 2 this weekend, they’ll be left with a bittersweet taste in their mouths. As the saga comes to a close, it’s been a wild ride to say the least – from the first film smashing box office records to revolutionizing the term “midnight premiere.” We’ve all transformed a bit in these last five years and whether you were a fan or not, you have to admit that these films had an enormous impact in the film industry and, more importantly, pop culture.

Countless fan sites and even new words (“twihard”) were created during this time. Fans battled between Team Edward and Team Jacob as the books were released. People lined up hours in advance for midnight screenings. As we report on casting news for 50 Shades, it’s crazy to think that this all started because of these books and the subsequent films, where a fan-fiction of the original material was also able to turn into a pop culture phenomenon.

The lasting influence is already being seen, and will continue to be seen as the credits roll this weekend on Breaking Dawn Part 2. This trio, like others before it, will remain with us. And it will continue as we see franchises like The Hunger Games and The Mortal instruments go on to succeed.

We hope you enjoy Twilight’s finale. Be sure to read Hypable’s review of Breaking Dawn Part 2 and take a look at some characters that you might recognize from the new film.

Maisie Williams freaks out over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 scripts

"Nothing will prepare you for this."

7:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

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Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

At first, Williams warned fans to steel themselves for the epic events to come.

…but apparently, no amount of mental toughness will be enough for season 7.

To summarize, Game of Thrones fans the world over are now sizzlingly jealous of Maisie Williams… and also, apparently, well and truly screwed.

With George R.R. Martin’s next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire still achingly absent, there’s almost no way to predict the major events of Game of Thrones season 7. Our only theory is that we should probably say goodbye to the feelings we managed to resuscitate after Jon Snow came back to life.

Williams isn’t the only member of the cast hinting at madness to come. Maisie’s on-screen sister Sophie Turner revealed that she too had advance knowledge while pondering Sansa’s future.

“I’ve actually just got the scripts for seven,” Turner tells Variety. “So I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll probably end up slipping some truths out!”

Seven forbid, Sophie. Seven forbid.

Game of Thrones season 7 will air some time in 2017, but not soon enough.

What madness do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has in store?

Netflix adapting ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for new TV series with additional themes

Anne Shirley is returning to our screens!

2:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

The eight-book Anne of Green Gables series has been adapted numerous times over the years (including the well-known, two-part 1985 televised miniseries), but this will arguably be the biggest adaptation to date thanks to the potential audience Netflix could pull in.

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According to Deadline, “the coming-of-age series will focus on a young girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time — and thanks to her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination — 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live.”

The new adaptation “will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”

The series will be set in 1890. The first book was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.

Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series?

If you’ve ever been interested in reading the series, now’s a great time to start!

Not only is J.K. Rowling a brilliant writer, but she’s also a talented sketch artist!

Pottermore recently released a few never-before-seen Harry Potter sketches by J.K. Rowling on their website. The drawings arrived without fanfare — they were quietly added to a few sections sometime in recent weeks.

The three brand new Harry Potter sketches by J.K. Rowling depict Quidditch, Peeves causing trouble, and Snape teaching a Potions class.

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Not only is J.K. Rowling a brilliant writer, but she’s also a talented sketch artist!

Pottermore recently released a few never-before-seen Harry Potter sketches by J.K. Rowling on their website. The drawings arrived without fanfare — they were quietly added to a few sections sometime in recent weeks.

The three brand new Harry Potter sketches by J.K. Rowling depict Quidditch, Peeves causing trouble, and Snape teaching a Potions class.

The Quidditch sketch is particularly interesting, because Rowling seems to be explaining the game in a single sketch. As you can see, the drawing labels each player and what each of them is up to during the game:

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In the second sketch, Peeves appears to be holding a bunch of walking canes as Professor McGonagall, Harry, Ron, Hermione, and a couple of other students gawk at him:

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In the third, Professor Snape oversees a Potions class:

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But that’s not all! A few previously-released J.K. Rowling sketches have also appeared on Pottermore in recent weeks. These depict Harry at Privet Drive, the Weasleys, Harry in front of the Mirror of Erised, and Dumbledore, McGonagall, and Hagrid meeting Baby Harry.

As far as we know, it’s the first time any of these are getting an official digital release (They’ve previously appeared in videos and other promotional pieces):

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Which Harry Potter sketch by J.K. Rowling is your favorite?

We wonder if any of these will be appearing in the new, Encyclopedia-like Harry Potter eBooks in a couple of weeks?

Thanks to the sharp eyes at The Rowling Library for the tip!