We’re back: We just HAD to comment on this Twilight news

Hey guys! Remember us? YOU BETTER.

Well, we’re back with some REAL QUICK thoughts over on That’s Normal about the BIG 2014 TWILIGHT NEWS. Oh you don’t know what we’re talking about? Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald are getting divorced you guys.

CUE STRING VERSION OF THEIR BREAKING DAWN PART TWO DUET.

no really, We cue it, embed it & so much more over on That’s Normal today. So you need to read.

We miss you guys like, WHOA. It was fun to be “UC and Moon” again for a hot minute.

What have YOU been up to!?

#TwilightForever You guys

Love,
UC and Moon

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Have you Joined us over at Thats-Normal.com yet?

Hey LTTers,

It’s true– it’s really me. You thought you’d never see us post over here again & I thought I’d never sign off as UnintendeChoice again (except in every email I will send to Moon from now until eternity, of course) but alas, I just can’t quit you.

That's Normal

Well… we’re not really back but I’m not on a mission to convince you to join us over at That’s Normal. Oh right– remember we started that new site & that’s why we stopped posting over here? Well, it’s been a BLAST. Seriously. I was pretty bummed when Twilight was ending that nothing would ever replace it. And while I’m not sure I’ll ever fangirl over anything so hard ever again, it’s been so fun writing about whatever the heck I want over on TN. Here are a few things we think you might like:

That’s Normal coverage of The Host

The Host MovieWe also think you might want to check out our coverage of Stephenie Meyer’s latest book-to-film adaptation: The Host.

And because it wouldn’t be right to have a Stephenie Meyer film without smoking’ dudes:

Keep checking back because: (hint hint) there’s a Host contest coming soon!

Pre-order Breaking Dawn Part 2

breaking dawn part 2 dvdOh yeah, there still is ONE DVD to be released! Target has a deal that if you pre-order the DVD you get a FREE Breaking Dawn Part 2 poster. You know you’re buying the DVD. You might as well add another piece of Twilight paraphernalia to your Twilight closet of shame, right? I mean.. this could very well be your LAST TWILIGHT MERCH ever. SNIFF

Pre-Order the Target Exclusive THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 and Get a Free Movie Poster

 

 

We miss you. Truly. Please come join us on That’s Normal so we can continue having all the fun we started over here!

xoxo,
UC & Moon

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Happy Trails To You… Until We Meet Again…

Dear Twilight,

Whoever thought that four years ago a trip to the bathroom would end up sparking an idea to write a letter to a vampire that would turn into a blog that would turn into a community? Not us, that’s for darn sure. Who knew that what started out, to us, as a way of making sense (and fun) of an obsession with a YA novel about High School-going vampires actually meant so much more than just cheesy jokes about Eric Yorkie and using the word “irrevocable” in just about every way possible? Yea, again not us. But then again the best things in life are rarely planned, they just kind of happen… with a little luck and a freaking lot of work!

The other day when we were both putting the writing of this off we decided to try an pinpoint what the highlight of all of this has been. Of course we couldn’t come up with just one thing (have we ever?) So we came up with:

  • First Comment EVER! (by someone other than us)
  • Red Carpet Premieres (New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Breaking Dawn Part 2)
  • Sit Down with Best Selling Author
  • Friendships with D-list (but A-list in our hearts) actors
  • Concerts (Sam, Bobby, etc)
  • Being called See You Next Tuesday’s by people on the internet we’ve never met who are way too invested in this crap
  • Watching Robert Pattinson’s Dad eat eggrolls and Melissa Rosenberg leaving the BD part 2 after-party with a to-go plate of cupcakes along with what we think was the entire top layer of a fake Bella & Edward’s wedding cake. Hey, someone’s gotta preserve the memories, right?
  • Rob and Kristen have been in relationships with other people, rumored together, together, cheated on, back together in 4 years.

But the question still remains WHAT HAPPENED TO OREGANO??

Memorable Moments

You know about our big moments — we’ve shared basically everything with you all, but there are other things that have happened that might be small comparatively but have had a HUGE impact on us, on LTT and really stick out as those things we will remember even after amnesia sets in in our old age (Instead of being read a book about our love story like in the Notebook, we’ll have our husbands read us the LTT archives)

2009 Twilight DVD Release-This was the first time we were together since college, and the first time we got to REALLY see the fan madness. We saw Ashley Greene at a, you guess it, HOT TOPIC PLUS we got to meet Kynt from Amazing Race. We’re still not sure who he is…

This guy is kinda famous. Even though he has less twitter followers than LTT….

2010 LTT Party We left our first LTT party & snuck upstairs to come up with last minute trivia questions for the LTT prizes we had to give away. There was this moment when we just looked at each other and realized, “Holy crap– there are 50 people downstairs, many of whom we JUST met today, and the rest who we did not know before a year and 1/2 ago.. all here because of LTT” It was so surreal.

2010 Meeting Stephenie: But more specifically we remember the day we were told we were chosen to interview Stephenie Meyer. Moon quickly RAN to the office elevator to have a scream while UC was frantically googling Stephenie’s assistant’s name because she was convinced the email was a hoax.

And then Officially outing ourselves at the Stephenie Meyer interview. No more red ribbons, no more hiding and most of you probably figured out our REAL names. (Noreen & Bunny of course!)

2011 It’s Offical In 2011 we officially became followed by @Twilight – Hope everyone at Summit enjoyed all that terrible fan art we retweeted!

2011 Breaking Dawn Part 1 We will never forget our first red-carpet experience with Breaking Dawn Part 1

2012 We did it Together There are so many memorable moments from this year… from going to the edit Bay & seeing the musty edit room where Bill Condon made it happen to SCREENING STEP UP 4 (duh). We saw Stephenie a few times, and ended it all with a PERFECT Red Carpet experience TOGETHER (Those screams of joy when we learned we could represent both LTT & That’s Normal on the carpet and be TOGETHER was something We’ll never forget. Thank you to a fellow G&R fan…)

Since we discussed the highlights and memorable moments we had to wonder about the regrets from the past four years…

Regrets

Never been to Forks, WA – Tragic, we know. But we vow, in fact we’ve actually already been talking about making a little pilgrimage one day up to the town that Bella and Edward call home. And yes, we SO want to do all the cheesy stuff… cause it’s a Forks trip and we couldn’t possibly miss going to Newton’s Outfitters or the Thrift Way or to see Dr. Cullen’s reserved parking spot (we’re told this actually exists) and we most definitely couldn’t miss out on having a Vitamin R with some local dude with a mustache who we’ll call Charlie but will really be named Bob. Shhh Bob… less talking… just go along with it.

Only person we’ve never interviewed: Kristen Stewart – We’re not sure what to say about this one other than how could we have made it four years without every having a truly personal encounter? We will not miss your (crazy) fans Kristen, but we regret not actually getting to chat for a minute. How wouldn’t want to see the hair toss or the lip bite/sigh thing up close and personal?

Never got to meet Big Daddy. Nevermind, that’s really our ONLY regret.

We truly tried to come up with more regrets than this, but how can you have regrets when everything has been SO MUCH MORE than you ever could have imagined? We just thought we’d be sitting in our offices on opposite sides of the country writing about Twilight between emails and expense reports, never actually being A PART of the fandom. Who would have thought Stephenie Meyer would turn out to be so cool and down to earth? Who would have thought we’d meet people on the internet who were just like we were and didn’t really want to make a skin suit of of us?

Speaking of people who didn’t want to wear UC & Moon skin suits…

You will never be forgotten.

That’s right– We’re talking to you. YOU. Maybe we know you because you’re a real life friend we convinced long ago to read silly rants about vampire stuff- Thanks for still loving us. Maybe we met you because of LTT and we rarely even talk about Twilight anymore- Thank you for talking to us about Twilight long ago. Maybe we’ve talked occasionally or even just once or twice via e-mail or online– Once or twice was not enough time with you. And to you lurkers who we’ve never talked to, whose names we don’t know and lives we know nothing of, we don’t know why you decided to spend your time on LTT but we’re SO glad you did. YOU have changed our lives. YOU are LTT. We are just two girls having a huge laugh by ourselves and we so glad you joined in. It would take all the words in all four Twilight books, plus Midnight Sun, plus Bree Tanner & whatever is written on Buttcrack Santa’s gravestone to put together the words that tell you how much you mean to us. So we’ll leave you with that. Know that you have been imprinted (<– couldn’t resist) on our hearts. Forever.

Love,
UnintendedChoice and Themoonisdown

Moon’s Last Letter
UC’s Last Letter

Dry your eyes. We’ll still be friends. Just because we’re not posting new letters to LTT anymore doesn’t mean you won’t hear from us. Make sure you Sign-up for That’s Normal e-mail notifications. (submit your email up top) We promise we’ll still be discussing Twilight over there. We’re gonna be tweeting the crazy for a long time to come so follow along: @letter2twilight. And what would Facebook be without the occasion 2nd-hand embarrassing post from us? LTT on Facebook

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Ain’t No Lie Baby, Bye Bye Bye

**Read the finale letter at 12PM EST.**
***If you’re a true sadist like me, I included some music at the end to listen to while reading*** 


Dear Twilight-

It’s weird to be writing my last official letter to you after four years of a near contant stream of crazy, stupid, and awesome. While writing a different letter a few days ago I was searching for some particular pictures and ran across so many old, epic posts, that I sent UC an email titled “WE DID THIS SHIT!!” and then I just put a ton of links of us posing for pictures with people like Sam Bradley and the Bananager and stories from Twicons and a a little fanfic I wrote called Inside Our Home. YEA, we did do all. that. shit! And it was fun. A LOT of fun!

The last fours years have taught me so much about myself that I never knew was possible. You know how they say to make a habit you have to do something consistently for 30 days? Try writing something “creative” (I’ll use quote marks here because they weren’t ALL great!) EVERY DAY for almost 800 days and not learning something about yourself. Impossible! Even when I had bad days or off days I knew there were people out there who would want to read a letter the next morning no matter what. I learned that there were people who the only time they got to laugh during the day was at our site, I learned that people go through terrible things yet life moves on and sometimes Twilight or a couple of girls can help you get through it. Talk about motivation! Talk about life lessons.

The ship that launched a thousand blogs.

Things I’ve Learned:

  • Just when I think I’m done I need to proof about 20 more times (yes, I love typos)
  • I can blog in a stupor at 3AM from a friends computer after I vaguely tell him I have a “deadline” for a secret blog he knows nothing about
  • Some people are SUPER amazing and awesome and treat you like family even if you’ve never met
  • Some people are super mean and terrible and will Tweet about you from the same room instead of saying mean things to your face
  • Twilight really does bring people together
  • Krisbians will NEVER understand us
  • Once someone finds out you blog about Twilight, they will tell EVERYONE
  • Everyone is secretly (or not so secretly) fascinated by Twilight
  • When you’re out of ideas or need a one liner UC is always a text or instant message away with a home run. She hits a lot of home runs. Though she probably doesn’t know what sport a home run comes from.

These girls

I’ve learned a lot in the last four years, but just like Victoria in the films I’ve changed a lot as well. Ok, maybe I haven’t become a totally different person in a heinous  red wig, but you get the point. In the last four years we’ve been writing letters…

  • I’ve lived in 2 houses
  • I’ve had about 4 different jobs
  • I’ve traveled to 6 countries outside of the states
  • I’ve covered 2 Twilight red carpet premieres
  • I’ve interviewed Stephenie Meyer and actually said the words “Fuck, Kill or Marry” to her while others stared in horror
  • I’ve gained too many friends to count
  • I’ve re-discovered 1 unbelievable best friend and business partner

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UC once said that we could’ve been halfway through schooling to become doctors if we’d decided to apply ourselves to studying medicine instead of studying what hat Robert Pattinson wore to a bar the previous night. To that I say BORING!!! I’ll let the doctors do what they do best and I’ll stick to photoshopping Taylor’s face onto an alpaca. Cause that is totally normal. So who knows what will happen in the next four years, maybe Kit Harrington will tell us he needs to use the bathroom at a red carpet event or Ryan Gosling will agree to our polygamist lifestyle contract we created. Who knows, but one thing’s for sure, I want UC involved.
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We did it our way

After we started LTT and LTR UC and I would have regular discussions about how we could play with “the big kids” and get invited to special stuff and gain tons of readers. Every time we’d come to the conclusion that none of that was worth it if we couldn’t continue writing the blogs our way. I’m so glad we stuck to our guns and talked about Twilight  our way because it ended up turning out exactly how we wanted it to, it just took a little longer. But it was SO worth it. A big thank you goes out to each and every reader and follower we’ve had along the way for sticking with us and proving that what we were saying wasn’t totally crazy and that there were more Twilight fans out there who were just like us and wanted to be represented like we did. I hope we did you proud.
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This was the day I knew…

UC – You told me you cried writing your name for the “last” time and I laughed. Well, I just wrote your name and started crying, so I guess we’re even. And I guess it’s finally hitting me. After four years I don’t think we have anything left unsaid on the subject but I want you to know you’re amazing and talented and special and a heck of a business partner. Really, without you pushing me sometimes things wouldn’t get done. I appreciate that about you and I appreciate that we both recognize our strengths and weaknesses and have pushed each other to shine in our strengths rather than try to be something we’re not. People have asked me how we’ve made it work when so many partnerships fail and I think it really comes down to just that, we both know what we do best and we do it. There’s no ego or passive aggressive BS, just two friends doing something they really love together. Who would have thunk it? We’ve seen, done and heard a lot of crazy shit in the past four years and I knew we were meant to be because we’d ALWAYS be on the same page about it. Thank you for getting me and getting us and having the same vision for this blog as I did. Now go wipe your eyes, we have another blog to blow up.
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So yes, Twilight, we came, we saw, we laughed and WE DID THIS SHIT. It’s been a mind blowing four years that I don’t think I’ll fully comprehend for many years to come.

Thank you for everything.
XOXO
Themoonisdown

PS See you at That’s Normal!

These guys

PPS A HUGE HUGE special hug and thank you to all those who have contributed over the years by sending in letters, commenting, tweeting, giving us ideas and generally just being supportive. We couldn’t have done it without you. To the LTT family – White Yorkie, The Font, Brooke and Mr. Choice. To all those past and present who have kept the forum lively and working- JodieO, Zephyr, KelBel, Kristin, Jena and Dancing Echoes. To our friends at Summit- Ryan, Matt, Ramzy, Nancy and Jack, thanks for accepting us and trusting our form of Twilight love. To Rob. Why not? To Meghan, there are 24 usable hours in the day. Someday I’ll use them all, like you. To the Twilight family of sites and Bitchin’ Bloggers: Will, Elena, Gozde, Lauren, Erin, Abbey, Allison, Andrew, Kaleb, Laura, Matt, Heidi, Lori, Jen, Kimmy, Michelle, Kate and Patty! You’ve been invaluable resources and most of all good friends! To my SoCal friends who happen to love Twilight, thank you for doing all that stuff with me. To our Twilight cast pals- Thanks for acting like we’re not crazy (we are). And an even bigger thank you to Stephenie Meyer for getting us started and for helping provide the amazing content we spent four years writing about. Thank you for getting us. Thank you for Edward and Bella and Jacob. Thank you for being the reason UC and I reunited. And really, the offer still stands. If you need a place to escape and a computer… the closet is open.
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And because I never do anything without music… follow the jump for some tunes to listen to while you read this…

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What I’ve learned from Twilight by UnintendedChoice

I’m kicking off our day of last LTT letters ever (yes, this day has come). Moon’s post will be up at 10 am and you can catch our last, joint letter at 12 pm ET.

Dear Twilight,

As I’ve thought about you coming to an end, the transition of LTT to That’s Normal and this chapter closing in my life, I’ve been reflecting on how much I’ve changed over the past few years and what I’ve learned.

Here are a few examples:

I gained 5 pounds. Let’s say that’s from stress-eating during all the “ARE THEY AREN’T THEY DOING IT ON THE BEAR-SKIN RUG” questioning I’ve done. Back when this started I was the most perfect age of 25, now I’m about to turn 30 and will cease to exist (<– yep I’m being that girl). When we started all this I had short hair and now my hair is long. Thats all. That’s the only way I’ve changed.

No that’s just the superficial stuff- I’ve changed big time on a deeper level. I think back to UC in 2008– and I’m much more confident. In the past I wasn’t a risk-taker. These days… I’m less afraid of risks & the unknown. LTT has taught me so many things about what I’m good at (and NOT good at) and I know a ton more than I ever realized! My job changed because of LTT. I actually get paid to do marketing online which is a skill I learned mostly from running a blog.

I’ve learned that some of the (okay a lot of the) Twilight fans are weird. Really weird. But everyone comes to Twilight with a story- and that theme is the same. “I had a hard time in life & Twilight picked me up. Twilight reminded me of love or better days. Twilight introduced me to people who got me through.” And that is not weird. That’s beautiful.

I’ve made countless friends online. I used to think only weirdos met online, but I was wrong. Normal, amazing, exciting, talented and beautiful people meet online. And I’m so glad they do because I now have friends all over the world!

My beautiful LTT friends from Belgium.. right before we had drinks at TGIFridays in NYC!

I met some famous people- and my most favorite meeting by far was meeting Stephenie Meyer. I still remember the day she gave LTT a shout out on her blog like it was yesterday. And then the day when we got the email from her assistant-life handler Meghan inviting us to interview her- I can remember where I was standing when I called Moon. And meeting Stephenie for the first time was an incredible experience- because she was so normal and down-to-earthAnd liked us. I still don’t understand it! I liked Stephenie before I met her because she created this world I love so dearly, but I like her even more now that I’ve met her, hugged her and got to apologize for nick-naming her husband after Mexican food. Stephenie has always treated us like we’re old pals catching up over drinks (virgin for her!) at The Olive Garden.

Oh yeah… plus once Moon leg hitched her and I made that TERRIBLE face..

I met others with similar stories When LTT began I was coming out of a really dark place– I shared my story on our 1st anniversary. But I have years that I don’t remember before Twilight. And LTT was my distraction– a distraction that aided my healing.

One of the biggest surprises with LTT was meeting as many people as I have that have lost parents– I feel especially close to girls who have lost their mothers when they were far too young too, but losing a parent long before their time is so similar no matter the circumstance. My life has been enriched by these amazing women.

I have an incredibly supportive husband who not only tolerated the many many hours and late nights and bursts of laughter from the other room and screams of joy (and sometimes horror) over things he’ll never really understand, but embraced LTT. He came with me to midnight showings, he made drinks for our parties, he met, entertained and came to love so many of my LTT friends. Very few husbands would be as supportive as Mr. Choice has been, and I’m a very lucky girl!

Moon and I are stuck together forever. Moon and I were friends before this– we loved chatting online about old school memories or making fun of stuff we both loved to hate, but I can’t imagine LTT with anyone but her. LTT wouldn’t exist with anyone but her. We went from friends who probably would have seen each other a few times over our lifetimes to close friends who feel weird when we go more than a day without talking.

My love for Moon is as much as I can fit in this little bottle… (that’s a lot.)

Moon is one of my dearest and closest friends- we have memories together that no one else has. We’ve had moments of just looking at each other as if to say “Is this our life?” and know the other one gets it. She truly is my Twi-soulmate, and no matter if we give up on TN (not happening!) and life sweeps us up and keeps us from our daily chats, I know that we will forever be able to pick up the phone or grab endless breadsticks and reminisce about this life-changing experience we both went through together.

And You. I could gush over you forever and forever. Yes you. And I did. But Moon and I are going to share that part together in our joint letter.

So for one last time. Thank you, Twilight. For everything.

Love,
UnintendedChoice

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