Dear needy Twilighters,
We really should start charging. I mean every day we get e-mails and comments from people all over the globe thanking us for giving them an outlet for their Twi-(and Rob) session & an opportunity to connect with other people “just like them.” I mean, people who meet on LTR & LTT are meeting up all over the country- 4 gals met in Nashville last weekend. Two met for lunch a few days ago. One of our forum mods is flying to visit an LTR buddy she met just 2 months back. And any day we expect an invitation from either ArmyUnicorn or Jordan for their wedding to a girl they met on LTT. People pay good money for this kind of therapy! Why are we doing it for free? (Note to Moon: write down in Twidea book “start charging a LOT of money for services offered.”
We just want to share a little story with you so that you know what CAN happen if you listen to your Aunt UnintendedChoice and Aunt TheMoonisDown. All your dreams can come true:
About a month ago, we received a comment on LTT from a new reader. She said,
I am writing to ask for your help. I previously wrote to tell you that I was new to Twilight and really enjoyed y’alls site. That enjoyment is quickly turning into obsession, as I can easily tell has happened to millions.
I really enjoyed your post about being well-rounded, great ideas! I just can’t seem to get enough and it is totally affecting so many parts of my life. In some ways, it is wonderful…..others, distracting. I was recently snow sking while on vacation with my family. I spent so much of the time thinking about how I could squeeze in Twilight. I would listen to the soundtrack while skiing, think about it on the lift, on the slopes. My husband is very understanding and he even built me an Edward snowman and made a comment that the snow sparkled like Edward.
Since I am “new” to all this, I am curious to know how long I should expect this obsession to last. I spend every free moment I have reading the books…again, watching the movie….again, looking at websites…again. When does it get easier? When can I pull myself away? Thanks so much for any help you can lend. I truly appreciate the dedication and commitment you have to people like me! -dazzled
I put on my glasses, pulled my hair up into a sexy loose bun, straightened out the pillows on my therapy couch then had my way with Rob on it invited dazzled to hear my amazing (free) advice:
Hmm… good question! The major obsession will pass… eventually, but if it’s really affected you, which is seems like it has, you might just have to figure out how to balance it in your life. My suggestion- try reading another book. It will be hard, but it will be good for you! Turn off the soundtrack- maybe try something FROM the soundtrack- Mutemath or Muse? Tell yourself you can only look online for twilight news 3 days a week…. It’ll pass.. but it sounds like it might be with you for awhile!
Problem solved. NEXT for the couch: Pattinson Pants lady wants to know if she should or should not wear her Pattinson Pants when she meets Pattinson. Um, hell no. You’re crazy.
After the jump, see the update we just got this week from our “client” dazzled.
UC & Moon:
Thought y’all would enjoy the funny story! Who would have thought, my own Twilight baby! <3 dazzled
I wrote to y’all a while back in response to your post about living a balanced life. At that time, I had just read the saga and watched the movie. I quickly became obsessed, like so many. I asked how long this would last and UC said for a while but to take baby steps during the process. Well, one of y’alls recommendations [in the well-rounded Twilight Fan post] was more sex, which was already happening because, like I said, I was obsessed and having more sex was a benefit my husband didn’t mind at all.
Well, yesterday I found out I was pregnant! I am so incredibly excited as my husband and I had been trying for a long time. But that isn’t exactly why I am writing.
I told my husband last night the big news. He was overfilled with joy! About 30 minutes later, he giggled and said “WOW! You have your own Twilight baby now!” I almost choked! I hadn’t thought of that. Then he said, “If it is a boy are we naming it Edward or Rob” That was just too much and thought I would pee in my pants from laughing so hard.
We love it! Our very first LTT-baby! See what happens when you take our advice!? Congrats to you, Dazzled! And congrats to everyone else who has ever sat on our couch, taken our advice, laughed at our posts, thought about Twilight or lusted after Rob… you TOO will soon have your very own Twilight-baby! Or.. something….
No, we won’t start ‘charging’ for our services, and we think we should be paying YOU all because you are so good to us! On December 8th, 2008, when Moon & I decided to share with “the world” our embarrassing fan-girlyness over the Vanity-Fair 1 hour video, we never imagined in a million years that this many other people would want to laugh along with us. We knew some people would.. but we figured it would just be our roommates from college and our mutual friend “hisoneandonly.” Seriously, running this site and “meeting” you all has been a sort-of therapy for the both of us. From shitty jobs to crappy stuff that happens in family & friend life, it’s been amazing to feel so supported here & just meet awesome people who make US laugh BACK! We Love you all! AWWWW Sappy, UC!
Now tell us something therapuetic or awesome from living the Twi-life and then get your asses on over to the Forum to chat it up in the Daily Chat!