One Year. It's been a long time coming! Celebrate our year in the Twilight fandom!

Oh hello outtake of Moon & UC in a disney forest!

Dear UnintendedChoice (I used your full fake name cause I’m serious. I’m also wearing a pair of Tweed jorts),

A year ago today (trust me, I counted) we started this “secret blog” which now a year later isn’t such a secret anymore, not to the thousands of visitors we get or the hundreds of commenters who comment on every post and not even to most people in my real life now. In fact more often than not I’m now introduced to people I don’t know with “Hi X, this is Moon* she runs a “famous” Twilight blog!” Uh, well, wham, bam, thank you ma’m. Not such a secret anymore I dare say!

Remember our very first layout EVER?!

People ask me why I don’t talk more about the blogs in my real life and it would be easy to say it’s embarrassing I write a blog every day about Twilight and Rob but truthfully I can’t be embarrassed anymore about a blog that’s become part of the fandom in a real and lasting way. I can’t be embarrassed that people have met their soul mates and friends and long lost bff’s because we write about Twilight. I can’t be embarrassed that things we’ve created: words, phrases, characters, fake names have become part of the lexicon of the Twilight/Rob fandom.  And I definitely can’t be embarrassed that because I write this blog I have found a new lease on life and created a deep and lasting friendship with one of the most wonderful people God ever created. You are a God send UC. Baby Jesus and Rob himself created you just for me in their plaid heaven in the sky.

May the source be with you!

Some people know a little bit of my back story that led up to creating this with you but for those who don’t I worked for an entertainment company for multiple years and worked my way up through the ranks to a position that had all the responsibility of a middle woman and none of the perks of an upper level executive. I regularly contemplated crashing my german made car into the free way underpass on the way to work every morning. Every Sunday night (or really just any day ending in Y) I would wake up with panic attacks that would leave me paralyzed in my bed. I would come home from work and go straight to bed at 7Pm until I had to get up and do it all again the next day. To say all of these things were unhealthy would be an understatement.

And then I found Twilight (cue choir of Angels) or rather it found me.

Follow the cut to read the rest and to see some special shout outs, music, and hear the story of our first post!

The beginning of the end!

One of my sweet sweet coworkers loaned me her copy of Twilight saying I needed to read this. “Just give it a 100 pages,” she said “and then tell me what you think.” I went home that night got right under the covers and started reading I didnt stop till the next morning when I had to go back to work and couldn’t wait to talk to my coworker. And from here you probably know the rest of the story, I scoured the interwebs like a good addict looking for news and pictures and videos and gossip, OH MY. Anything I could get my hands on. Then I started seeing mysterious FB updates with Twilight code language from my old pal UC and since I had NO one besides my (poor poor) coworker to talk to I replied with an equally cryptic message and well the rest is as they say “history.” You and I bonded, we laughed, we made fun of, we watched that damn Vanity Fair video together and broke it down which would later become one of our infamous trademarks. And then one day we decided to write it all down. And Letters to Twilight and Letters to Rob were born.

Kellan, our original inspiration and accountability partner!

As we were both sitting at work probably bored and looking for any excuse to waste time and talk about Twilight we joked about creating a funny Twilight blog where we wrote letters. I can remember it so clearly, it was morning we were chatting and nature called (TMI!) and while I was heeding that call the idea for the very first letter to Kellan came to me. I ran like Robsten at Hotel Cafe back to my desk to tell you and to type it out and hit that sacred “publish” button for the very first time.

Now as I’m writing this letter a year and over

  • 781 posts
  • 131,227 (approved) comments
  • 114 categories
  • 5,548 tags
  • 5,387 Twitter followers
  • 2 blogs
  • countless Friends, concerts, trips, lunches, jokes, saga rereads, tears, DVD watches, trips to the movies, phone calls, texts, IM’s

and a partridge in a pear tree later we have arrived at our anniversary and through all the tough times, the mean comments, the misunderstandings, the writers block, when I wanted to quit, the one constant was YOU.

One year = Perseverance!

I really have no words to say other than to tell you thank you for sticking it out with me. For having my back when I do “controversial” stuff, for sharing Cullen smiles with me, for inspiring me and making me want to write better and funnier. Without you and Twilight I would probably be in bed right now or driving under the overpass still. There’s no one else I could do this with.

To another year of fabulous friendship and side splitting blogs,
Themoonisdown

PS It’s a celebration! Feel free to share what you want to celebrate in the comments!

Letters Within Letters!

To our dear Readers,
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention YOU in this anniversary post. You are the reason we continue to blog, you are the reason we are still here a year later. We just bullshit and write stuff down and hope someone reads it and can relate. It’s YOU who decided to stick around and see what nonsense we’d say next. Everytime I sit down to write a post, when I have writer’s block, when I want to go shag Rob instead I think about you all. It’s incredibly humbling and empowering to know people out there read the crap we have to say and sometimes even like it! You continue to amaze and humble me every day with your love, your wit, your snark and your friendship. Thank you all!

To another great year!
Moon

To our Forum Mods past and present!
We could seriously NOT do this without you. I’ve never understood the phrase “it takes a village” more than I do after running these blogs and the forum for a year. You’re always there to lend a hand, start a new topic, create some Rob porn, check stuff out, kill spammers or write songs with me (Kristin!) or even on our very luckiest days you create a blog FOR US!!! We couldn’t ask for a better team to work with!

You help make the world go round!
Moon

PS Seriously, forums mods and forum regulars created an anniversary blog just for UC and Me! We can’t believe it, it rocks pretty hard. You should visit and comment!

To our super special bitchin’ blogger friends,
You’re always there to commiserate with us! Because you yourselves run SUPER HUGE POPULAR blogs and sites you understand the drama and the politics and the fun of owning one of these things. Thank you for always lending a listening ear, good advice and many laughs! Please NEVER quit! We need you!
XO,
Moon

What would a celebration be without some tunes?


the turtles – so happy together


the zombies – this will be our year (one of my fave songs and videos EVER)


mandy moore (covering rihanna) – umbrella

and a giveaway?

Remember how we love the Bite Me Edward Notepads? Well, we’re giving one away to celebrate our anniversary! We have one for LTT and one for LTR! All you have to do is comment. We’ll use some random winner generator thinger to pick a random winner! Make sure your email address you use to comment is correct because we’ll email you to get your address!

Still looking for stocking stuffers or gifts for friends? Buy these Bite Me Edward Notepads. They are AMAZING. Seriously, I just lost mine and I’m a major sad panda right now. Actually scratch the give-away idea, I’m gonna keep one for myself (kidding… sorta)

Holiday Shop on Lobotome Now!

*friends in my real life do not call me Moon. Well, most don’t!*

Our ONE YEAR our internet game is still ridiculous: The Forum, LTR, Twitter

  • http://riverfamily4@aol.com dazzledbyrobward

    Thank you for all the laughs! Bring on year 2!

  • http://att.net darkbook108

    Thank you guys so much for everything that you do.

  • PourLAmourDeCanard

    Happy Anniversary ladies!! I’ve been cyber-stalking you both almost since the beginning and feel so happy you’ve been able to keep it up for so long. You make the early morning commute brighter (thank GOD for iphones) and I feel like I can call you friends. Which I realize sounds crazy since we’ve had zero contact ever, but I feel like I can still make that statement because we are “friends in Twilight.” Just know that, should you ever need me (cue ending scene from Labyrinth), you have a friend in San Francisco. Ok. Maybe I am a little crazy but if I’ve learned anything from you both, it is that I can be this crazy about Twi-related things (that includes you both) and yet “that’s normal.”

    Keep it up! Muac!

    • http://letterstotwilight.wordpress.com unintendedchoice

      muac rhymes with guac, therefore i automatically love you!!!

  • undercoverlover

    Thank you for the laughs that I get to have everyday!!

  • kaymac

    I’ve only been with the LTT/LTR community for a little over 6 months, and thats longer than most of my relationships, so KUDOS moon and UC for creating such an amazing blog!

    I LOVE YOU GUYS heres to many more years to come!

    p.s. Jorts FTW!

  • Marina

    Congratulations! You guys run some great sites and I always come back here for my fix of laughs from UC and Moon. Happy Anniversary and I hope there are many more to come!

  • quitesimplyepic

    Happy Anniversary Moon and UC!
    I can’t actually remember when I started reading LTT/LTR but you’ve both brightened my days for months.
    Thanks for making me laugh everyday. Here’s to another great year. x

  • Ish

    THANK YOU SO MUCH LADIES!!!!!!!! After thinking for a long time that I was an over thirties freak show obsessing about some silly teenage romance, I find I am not alone, and you all share the same sense of humor!!! thank you soooooooooooo much for all the laughs, the hilarity, the friendships and the absolute sacrilege. Am home in nz at mo and have not been able to spend as much time as I normally do but sneak a quick look when everyone is at the beach and I am feigning a headache…..
    love and festive greetings to all xx

  • ashwood902

    Congrats on the big 1 year!!! I’ve been reading since early January and love it…my day hasn’t truly started until I get my dose of LTT/LTR. Happy Holidays!

    I know I left the same message that I left on LTR, but I really couldn’t explain how much I truly love this site…I rec it to people all the time (even at work)! Anyhow, Love it!

  • Samalia

    dear LTT/LTR:

    Thank you for continually making my day. While I can’t remember the first time I read and can’t chose a favorite post, I can say that because you I use the phrase “poundin’ spam” on a regular basis, and that’s normal.

    Thanks for making my twilight obsession okay and for giving me all those wonderful you tube videos to fill my time with.

    :) Samalia

  • Karen

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all the laughs. I enjoy reading your posts almost as much as I enjoyed reading Twilight. Almost.

  • cledbo

    …and this will be our year, took a long time to cooommmeeee (that’s what she said)

    love love love you guys. Sappy but true, you made the 2 sickest, grossest, virus filled weeks of my life better – I found you the day after I finished reading Breaking Dawn.

    The collective insanity, snark and sarcasm of this place makes me laugh out loud every day – and a day just isn’t worth living without a Cullen smile :)

    Happy anniversary babydolls, here’s to many many many more!

  • Amanda

    happy anniversary!

    so glad that you guys decided to start this. makes me so happy to be a fan of something with people as awesome as you guys. and tons of thanks for making me laugh when it isn’t so easy.

    love it!

  • BayWolf

    Happy Anniversary UC and Moon!

    Loved the story about how it all began.

    I really think this is fate (Nemesis) – I read your post today – the same day I e-mail you girls (my first) loveletter – this is just too wierd a coincidence- AND thats exactly why I love you and LTT :-)

  • Midnight_Cyn

    Cali..still laughing for real..but you did let me down (not really) THAT close to Rob and you DIDN’T check ou the ummm…goods,( by accident of course)…and you missed the perfect opportunity to confirm what no one else has….
    “Rob: I told you… I like crustaceans”
    Cali: “SOOO you admit you ARE WITH Kristen!!” (fish outta water)
    Its ok tho, completely understandable that you would lose focus when in the presence of such greatness (UC & Moon) !
    Actually just pissed I wasn’t invited to the party…I can be real fun at a party…trust…

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  • http://infamytoarmistice.wordpress.com infamouspearl

    Happy Anniversary!

  • http://86rabbit.wordpress.com ’86 Rabbit

    Happy Anniversary! You’re the best!

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