Moon & UC’s Excellent Adventure Vol. 2: The Stephenie Meyer Interview

Dear LTTers,

UC POV

4:00 am, somewhere in Pennsylvania, an alarm clock is set to go off.
Silence
4:15 am, somewhere in PA, a back-up alarm clock is set to go off
Silence
4:30 am, somewhere, a “you’re an idiot if you’re not up by now, but I’ll set this just in case’ alarm clock is set to go off
Silence

Never drive faster that your guardian Larry can fly

6:30 am, Mr. Choice awakes to find me still in our bed, panic tears & wailing ensue. I rush, with teeth brushed (not hair) & no make-u applied, to the airport 1 hour away to try to catch a flight that leaves in ½ hour. After being told there are no more LA flights with room, oh wait, we found 1 seat in first class for $1500, oh no- sorry that flight won’t get you in until 7 pm, oh wait, just kidding we found one seat on the next flight to LA, I arrive in LA only 2 hours later than I was supposed to. Crisis Averted! I attribute it to one thing and one thing only- Larry411. The Twitter “celebrity” was on my flight and I feel as thought the universe knew that having me & Larry, two of the most important Twilight people EVER, on the plane was a necessity. (Yeah, it’s going to be awkward next time I run into him in Philly after I tweet him today showing him this picture I took while sitting 2 seats down from him, trying to work up the nerve to say “Hi, I’m UC, I like Twilight” but deciding against it b/c snot was pouring out of my nose due to previous crying spell.)

Moon POV

Being woken up at 5am by about 20 text messages is never a good thing. Unless the person sending them is Robert Pattinson looking for a booty call. This was not the case Thursday morning.

Since UC’s 2390429034 alarms failed and she missed her flight, I spent those extra hours running around doing errands, finding a blasted voice recorder so we could immortalize the interview forever and ever and make Stephenie Meyer saying “2nd hand embarrassed” (oh yes, she did!) our outgoing voice mail message.

After fetching UC from LAX we busted a groove over to Westwood so we could meet up with Twifans and Twilight Series Theories for lunch, which was deeeeeeeeeeeeelicious. And of course we debated what we thought would happen during the interview which was pretty much us saying we weren’t about to stay on topic (ie Bree and Eclipse).

*thinking* holy crap holy crap holy crap what are we gonna ask?!

So the countdown to SM time had begun and we hadn’t pow wow-ed about our potential questions for the NEXT day. So of course we ran down to the pool to get our sun on, which was conveniently behind a building thus making us shiver, and run through questions and potential scenarios. While we pondered what our first question would be: Jorts vs Tweed or Big Daddy vs Dick Pattz, some of the other sites came up to talk about how they thought it would go down and some of their potential questions. And well, you know us, we’re not exactly rules followers or the kind of people who want to know, in detail, what happened in Edward’s mind on page 78 so we got a bit spooked. Ok, we freaked!

It's everywhere!! We can't escape!

UC: You guys really put on the pressure! We knew that if we went in there asking when Fred’s birthday was (May 17, 1984, btw) you’d kill us. And rightfully so. We started having these joint, day-time nightmares of us asking a funny question and Stephenie saying, “I refuse to answer unless you somehow turn that really hilarious joke into a question about the intricacies of Bree’s life.” (If you think for one second I actually know what Fred’s birthday is, you’re fired as an LTT reader)

Moon: So we called an emergency dinner of the Los Angeles branch of the LTT family. We needed to be talked down by The Font and White Yorkie. Over sushi of course. Well, we ate sushi and the Font watched the Lakers and White Yorkie bailed on our asses.

UC POV

Since this was my first time meeting the guys, I’ll jump in to report that #1 they are huggers, #2 The Font wore some sort of 7 year old boys’ comic book or teenage-mutant ninja turtle t-shirt and #3 White Yorkie has action figure boxes on his bedroom walls. I assumed they were from Action-Figure Edward, but I didn’t ask.

The guys TOTALLY got us pumped up. They made us laugh, they reminded us that we’re not expected to be like any other site but ourselves & threatened to never do another LTT podcast or even SPEAK to us again if we weren’t absolutely cool. Oh, and they told us we better make Stephenie laugh.

Picture of us suitable for hanging next to your family members (that's what the note said!)

Later that night, after ordering a bottle of water from room service & being served Evian like it was Don Perignon, we wrapped our gifts for Stephenie, Moon finished up 2 mixed CDs she made her (Yes- she rules), and I said “I’m so tired I think I’m going to die” about 3,000 times.

OH NO IT'S TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!

Moon: And when we got in bed we got Twilosophical & talked about how we just wanted to be true to ourselves and to the blog. If the interview was going to be lame and controlled, we were still going to TRY to ask the questions we wanted and all the LTTers wanted to have answered!

THE BIG DAY (after the jump!)

Oh heeeeeyyy, just gettin' all prettied up

UC: We primped until we could primp no more, grabbed all 1,200 of our bags and hit the elevator. And when we finally walked into the room where the event was taking place, there she was- Stephenie Meyer.. just hanging out and talking to the girls from Twilight Series Theories. There wasn’t a halo around her head and angels weren’t playing trumpets like we expected! Stephenie was just chatting with the other fansite like they were the dearest friends.

Would it be considered inappropriate if I puked in that gift bag?!

Moon: I don’t know where YOU were, UC, but that’s not the Stephenie I saw. Where I was standing, a light shown down and a choir of angels sang. You know how in kid’s Bibles angels have those halos around their heads and look like glowing neon necklaces from concerts? Well, they’re real and she had one. Who knew Zondervan kids illustrated Bible had it right all along? In all actuality she pretty much looked like one of my girlfriends only with amazing skin and great lips (super insider info: she wears the tinted Burts Bees. I know this because I spied it as we reapplied before the group photos. I had the pomegranate & she had the tinted stick) and we talked about how we’d be washed out if we didn’t put some color on our lips.

UC: Despite being told we could put down our stuff, grab some food and take our seats, Moon & I stood and waited our turn. Since we were still pretty convinced that this was all an elaborate set-up to get us in person to publically embarrass us for making fun of the fandom, we wanted to get that over early so we could maybe hit the pool for a few hours before we had to check out of the hotel.

That wasn’t the plan.

In fact, if there is an opposite of that plan, this is it: As we were hugging hello & introducing ourselves, Stephenie said to us, “I just have to tell you girls- I read your site every day.” We responded with:

“What? Are yo- NO! NO! How, I don’t even know what you’re say- How Ho- Whadya whayda you talking about, yo- want me to go away- I, I, I can’t, I can’t I I can’t just leave – I… (fade out)”

And as if she wanted to prove it because there was NO WAY we believed her, she mentioned how Alice_NaA’s letter about finally understanding Bella’s pain was so great & that Melissa Rosenberg would look great in the pants I wanted to wear so badly to the interview. No seriously, Stephenie reads LTT. Which is cool, but we REALLY would’ve been impressed had she set up a lunch at the Olive Garden with Big Daddy. I mean, come on Steph! You know what we really want.

We sat around with the group chatting for a bit. We were supposed to be eating. I’m pretty sure I ate one of those seeds that are on the skin a strawberry & Moon ate a piece of lettuce. Or maybe it was an ice cube. After about 20 minutes, Stephenie’s assistant (who was awesome, btw, and we’re not just saying that b/c she reads LTT yes we are. We just really liked her ballerina sweater.) said we should officially start. So we pretended to turn on our voice recorder (it was already on) and opened up our notes like real reporters.

But before any questions could be asked, we all breathed a sigh of relief as Stephenie said she wanted to address the huge vampire elephant in the room- Midnight Sun- since she was sure it was the ONLY thing our readers wanted to know about (She was right) Basically, and we have to re-listen to our audio recording in case she actually muttered to Moon (who was sitting next to her) “I have it done I’ll get it to you guys next week,” but she hasn’t completed it, she wants to eventually, but she’s vampired-out. Between editing scripts, dealing with the movies & taking care of Pancho, who recent turned & has been so demanded with wanting her neck from time to time for a snack, she has no creative energy left to give to Midnight Sun what it deserves. It was REALLY GOOD to hear her response. She knows how important that story is to her readers- she REALLY KNOWS- and she said if she wrote it now, it wouldn’t be good, and she doesn’t want to do that. We asked if her mom is still asking her to finish it, and apparently she has stopped. She DID mention reverse psychology works on her. If someone says she can’t do something or shouldn’t do something, she usually wants to do it. We really don’t know why we spent more than 5 minutes talking about Midnight Sun. It’s such a stupid concept & really was the worst 12 chapters we have ever read of anything ever.

After the stupid conversation about that stupid Midnight Sun story, we were up for the FIRST QUESTION. What would we ask? Would we delve into the thematic message of Bree? Would we ask for Rob Pattinson’s phone number? Would we embarrass The Font & White Yorkie so badly that we’d never see their action figure walls or comic book tshirts ever again? Nope, we’d just use a swear word and straight up break the ice by having her make a choice that was soooo LTT. After all: “it all begins with a choice…” But more on that later…

Stephenie has a candor about her that is just so real- she makes you feel like you’ve been friends for forever. She answered questions for four hours without seeming tired, taking a bite of food, getting up to pee 12,000 times like UC did or admitting she was actually Team Jacob. (We tried to make her slip up & confess!) Honestly, we think there wasn’t much Stephenie wouldn’t say. It was like having a famous friend- one who could tell you what Rob looks like at a 5 am call time.

Thank God, that's over!!

We have so much more to tell you- like the time Stephenie said, “Oh yeah- his name is The Font, right?” And when she said “That’s 2nd-hand embarrassing” while looking at us and when she helped us explain to the one guy in the room, Matt from Twilight Source, that he’s called a “Unicorn.” (Has it hit you yet that Stephenie actually reads LTT!!!) Plus we know how she really feels about Twilight tattoos and Fan Fiction, and the title of “Letters to Twilight” in her bookmarks bar. We could just change LTT to “Letters to everyone about our interview with Stephenie Meyer” because we have enough to talk about for at least 7 more years. Oh and WAIT until you see the pictures we took… we may have done the most epic thing ever…. to Stephenie Meyer….

Love,
UnintendedChoice & Themoonisdown

So…. while we were SO excited to hear that Stephenie reads LTT, we are not freaked out… It’s not going to make us change who we are or how we write- what it WILL hopefully make us do is write better & funnier. We’re not going to change so you shouldn’t either. So don’t write love letters to her in the comments or feel weird about stuff you say or have said in the past. Be yourselves! We love you & she will too!

Our internet game is ridiculous: LTR, The Forum, Twitter, The Store

Our internet game is ridiculous: LTR, The Forum, Twitter, The Store
  • Lovintherain

    I woke up this morning with only one thing on my mind…that’s right….LTT. I had so much to do to get my kids ready and out the door to their sports camp and get on my way to work, but I organized everything so that I could sit down and read about the epic interview before we had to leave. And…I want more!! It sounds like such an awesome experience…I need more details! I am not surprised at all the Stephenie reads LTT. You gals are consistent with the funny…but also raise legit questions about our beloved saga.
    Now to try to be patient and wait for tomorrow morning!!

  • TeamSeth

    Oh my god. I got to “Stephenie reads LTT.” and freaked out so much I had to take a reading break. Trying to breathe.

    I’m glad you guys only gave us a teaser today. I want this to last… like all week at least. Whew. I might cry from excitement. Which isn’t even fair because I may or may not have been in mecca this weekend (ohai Mr. Unicorn) in my LTT shirt and seen 45 year olds taking photos outside of Bella Italia with their full size Edward cutout (such 2nd hand embarrassment–but those women owned it. Bravo for them. And the restaurant is really good food and delicious wine. And the road back along Lake Crescent is so curvy, perfect for fun Cullen style driving. And) and I may or may not have bought possibly the best photo manip postcard to ever be made, ever, but this–this is so much better.

    Okay, I’m going to go breathe and try to get work done (not gonna happen today).

    • Stacey

      You really went there?!? Very awesome. I have a feeling that I’ll never talk the hubby into it! He is such a stick in the mud! It sounds like you a great time!

      • TeamSeth

        It’s easy to disguise as a trip to the Olympic National Park!

    • Luludee

      I’m thinking we might need to see that post card that you might possibly have purchased.
      If it’s possible.

      • TeamSeth

        It may or may not be possible. I will have to get home first, then scan it, that is, if I actually went to Dazzled By Twilight and actually got said post card for my sister’s Eclipse Viewing Kit… It’s all undetermined, but I may or may not comment with the link tomorrow.

  • Brooke Lockart

    Just wanted to stop by for a mid afternoon squeeeeeeee!!!!!

  • L.A.M.B.

    So exciting!!! How flattering to find out that Stephenie Meyer reads the blog “everyday”!

  • minderelly

    UC…I thought it was bad when we slept through our alarm and nearly missed our honeymoon flight. NOPE. Why, oh WHY, didn’t Mr. Choice have seventeen thousand alarms set to wake you?? I know you made it there safe and sound, but sheesh on the stress!!!

    I’m really happy for both of you girls (adorable!) and can’t wait to read the rest of this post. I can, however, wait to read the rest of that one book that Steph was writing but it got leaked and not finished. What was the name of it again? Anyway, doesn’t matter.

    TEAM LTT!

  • http://www.twitter.com/moonjenn Moonjenn

    I have to say it, to defend my guy: I <3 Jake. Always. *insert hearts and flowers and cute little squigglies* All this hating makes me :'(

    Another note: Yay! The Post is here! I was so mad all weekend cause my internet was crashed, but here it is up again just for today. (God knows my addiction.) I had a really crappy morning, but thanks to everyone on LTT, I'm happy now. *again, insert hearts, flowers, squigglies*

  • abcoolie

    OK, as I’m typing this, there were already 218 comments, so I’m sure no one is going to read it. But, I had to share. I’ve talked about this so much to the one person who knows the level of my “normalness” – my husband. He just got home and one of the first things he asked me was, “What did the LTT ladies have to say?” He wanted details!

    Oh, and Stephenie, if you are one of the few who reads past 220 comments, let me just say that you couldn’t finish Midnight Sun if you went to sleep tonight and had a dream about it.

    • TeamSeth

      Aw! Your hubs is a major win.

    • http://letterstotwilight.com themoonisdown

      im reading!!

      and thats a sweeeeet hubby!

  • EdenC

    Thank you ladies so so much for posting something that we could actually READ. On the others sites, you have to go to UStream or mevio itunes or get their podcast and I’m really not interested in all that. I love that you are posting the “old fashioned” way! Thank you again and I’m looking forward to reading the “rest of the story”.

  • roslynstephanieselene

    Heyyy what about Dick Pattinson being a ‘well-known’ musician? I guess next time…right?
    That’s a story I want to hear, too! ;)

  • http://twitter.com/kandnandb kandnandb

    I left Friday to go camping for the weekend and was telling my husband about “the meeting.” He, while trying to tow a 32′ camper, was looking at me very intently and I thought “Wow, he’s actually interested in something other than beer & air compressors [his job-the air compressors, not the beer, although that would make him very happy]!” Then he opens his mouth and says “Can you adjust your sideview mirror for me?” Example #3587458874212 why men and women are different species.

    Anyhow, I was so excited all weekend to read the update (when I wasn’t scratching my 9 millionth mosquito bite, that is)! At 8:05 am EST, I kicked the 8 yr old off from his browsing of LEGO.com and read eagerly. I’m not so good at “playing just the tip” (hence 3 children) but as I’m postive the end result includes a meeting w/ Rob, I’m OK w/ some delayed gratification!

    No words can express how awesome it is that Steph reads this site. Obviously she knows good shit when she reads it. (Does she have this site bookmarked under “Holy Crow”??)

    • http://www.landolops.com Alisheeba

      I can hardly contain my shock and Squuuuueeeeeeeing as I read what sounded like a replica of my weekend LOL!! Every single time I want to use my comp I have to kick my 7yr old off LEGO.com!!!!! TFF! [to friggin funny]

  • sonata

    is it weird that I got the SAME HIGH reading this that I got when I read Midnight Sun and Bree? Like, “Ohh, I get more CULLENS!”

    oh, no, now I remember…that’s totally Normal.

    I don’t think Steph can finish Midnight Sun, OR do all of the books from Edwards POV, OR fill in the fade-to-black scenes in an LTT-exclusive short. However, the previously mentioned Lauren Mallory Diaries is acceptable. as are “Newton’s Notes.” But, please, no “Edward’s Epilogue” that chronicles Breaking Dawn from his POV. *shudders*

  • twiprof

    I knew that Stephenie was lurking! I bet she does comment…..I am convinced that Rob comments too….
    for awhile, I thought he was Rob’s Beanie….
    you know they both would have clever names if they commented……

  • michelle

    Ok can I just say WOW! I mean I can’t believe how well you guys have done this blog, stayed true to youreselves and what you want and have a true fan in the thing creator of all this!

    My momness is coming out and I’m just so proud of you guys! haha

    Can’t wait to hear more and see pics!

    Congrats!

  • MsLiss

    Congrats you gals…not only did you stay true to yourselves and your blog you had an unexpected ali in Steph! You didn’t have to ‘splain yourselves so much.
    Can’t wait for more…more..more… xoxo

  • teamjacobsfatherinlaw

    I think you guys just beat the time I ran into Reverand Run on the street in Vegas.

  • thischickrunswithvampires

    I can’t wait to read all the comments, but I just have one, for now:

    PLEASE, for the love, WRITE A BOOK!! I love your details, and I want more more more!!!

  • RWats

    That is so awesome!!!
    I want to hear more :-) Post pictures!

  • RWats

    Lol Midnight Sun reverse psychology :-)

    Who wants to read it anyway…

  • struhar2009

    awesome post! so happy for yall about all this :)

  • robsfuturemate

    I’m going to just keep posting the word vomit here and be the bigger person and not mention SM.

    (Steph, did you read that your initials remind me of S&M…with Rob??)

  • Owning It

    It was a true Christmas Miracle that you were able to actually get a flight out of Philly that quick- that airport is one of the worst!!! I am sooo looking forward to reading all of your adventures with Stephenie, and I don’t care how long you drag it out- just gives me more to look forward to :) Besides, us Twifans are all about the “tipping point”, right?

    • cledbo

      I freaking love your avi

      • Owning It

        Thanks! Nobody ‘Owns it’ better, yes?

    • http://letterstotwilight.com themoonisdown

      HALE yea, the tipping point! i see youve been loving some LTR ;)

  • kitkat

    Been away from the computer all day, so I just got to read the epicness that is this post.
    I was super excited, and had to explain to my dad (on the couch next to me) why. Then I got to the part about how SM reads this site and what an awesome time you guys had with her and my dad says, “Is everything okay over there?” Yep, still super excited…

  • cledbo

    Ugh damn time zone difference I’m always late to the party.

    But nevertheless – *hyperventilates* Squee and ZOMFG and I hate you both and love you both.

    Can I just say the quality of comments today has been stellar – MS reverse psychology FT MFing Win.

    Also, since I know Ms Meyer reads this now (and I thought she was just being polite when she picked you two… HAH! See, really need that sarcasm font) I read Bree last night, and like every other damn vampire thing she’s written I couldn’t stop until I was done. I liked it, not as much as Eclipse (my fav) but still.
    It actually felt kind of like reading Romeo & Juliet – you know how it’s going to end, but still when the love happens and all the ups and downs and passion and hate, you can’t help hoping that this time, it’ll be different and it’ll be happily ever after.

    Of course, now I’m so not interested in what Edward did with what Bree “told” him at the end, or stories about Jasper’s civil war newborn fights, or Jasper and Alice after they first met, or ANYTHING. Don’t care. Not even a bit. :P

  • cledbo

    PS now I want to go back and read a whole lot of LTT archives, and see what crazy shiz we all said which SMeyer was ACTUALLY READING OMG!

    It’s like finding out your brother’s been reading your diary while you were at soccer practice. Except more awesome-embarrassing rather than rage-inducing.

  • MyNieceIsaFanRIGHT

    Tease, tease, tease, tease, tease . . . they always say fake lesbians are like that, but you never believe what you hear until it happens to you.

    Waiting patiently, but PLEASE just some tidbits to keep us going (did you take a Summit Crash Course on stringing us along or what!?!) . . . Important tidbits like: SHOES – How could you not note in detail the shoes The Goddess was wearing immediately!!! If they were tweed, I will just die since not only are they hard to find, but to pull it off before Labor Day . . . and if she got them at clearance at Payless – she is one of us . . . YIPPEEE!!!!

    I have posted way too late for the trolling eyes of SM or anyone she is in cahoots (love that word) with (one with ballerina sweater included) so phew on that one! Don’t need any more stress today. And today of ALL days to have the real world to start flinging stuff my way and screw up my reading of LTT and awesome posts. It’s almost midnight here . . . that’s normal right?

    And Midnight Sun! What? Isn’t that one of those history comic book stories about the Sons of Norway? Who wants another Viking story …..be real! Even Kellan wouldn’t put a loin cloth on for that one! Though I did hear about Rob and a Viking movie . . .

  • Gabi G

    You guys are awesome!!! i keep checking the site like every 30 mins, this is the best Twilight site ive found!! cant wait for more of the interview

    • http://letterstotwilight.com themoonisdown

      awwww thanks gabi! welcome! stick around we’ll keep rolling it out!

  • cledbo

    I really need to stop hanging around in the comments and get some work done, but just bought a Fade to Sad tshirt and may or may not be considering putting off going to see Eclipse until it turns up (in 11-15 business days, damn international shipping).

    Still bummed I can’t go to the opening night marathon (early meeting I can’t get out of, RL is a pain in the butt!) so I might as well wait until I can go in style ^_^

    • http://letterstotwilight.com themoonisdown

      LIKE!!

      send us a picture of you wearing the shirt!!!!!!

  • NotWutheringHeights

    In another three or four hours I suspect there’ll be more….

    I feel the venom pooling in my mouth… I fear I’ll drool on the keyboard.

    C’mon girls… wake the hell up! ;)

  • JulieP

    I am so excited that y’all got to meet the lovely Stephenie. I came all the way over from LTR for the first time to let you know. Am sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the next instalment. Moon & UC – you guys are awesome! Luv ya xx

  • applecart

    WOW!

    Totally lovin’ it

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