I just don’t “get” Rob Pattinson

Today Team Seth leads us in a conversation about those who GET Rob Pattinson & those who do not:

Dear LTT,

I know we just had our anniversary last month, but I need to let you know that I’m feeling guilty. Just a little bit. It’s not about something that I’ve DONE, don’t worry, I would never, ever hurt you, but rather about something that I HAVEN’T done. And I’m not talking about the dishes–but I will finish those up, so quit nagging!  Okay, it’s best just to say it: I feel guilty that I don’t know anything about Rob and that I never go to LTR.

I know what you’re thinking, “What is Rob compared to rocks and mountains?”  I know right! Seriously! That’s what I was thinking too, but, one time when I was talking to UC on gchat, she said something about Rob and I had no clue what she was talking about. She replied, “Wait, you don’t like Rob?” and I felt SO BAD, but I couldn’t lie–not to UC!–so I softened my actual opinion by saying, “Well, he’s not my favorite.”  She replied, “Oh, I just assumed everyone who reads the blogs did.”

Record scratch.

Is there something wrong with me?

This is how I imagine a conversation between a Normal LTRer and myself might go:

TeamSeth: So, what, you… you can’t see anyone?
NormalLTRer: I can’t see anyone in this room apart from Rob. There’s… Plaid shirt. Sex hair. Salvation army clothes. Sex jaw. Cat. And then you, nothing. You don’t see Rob. That’s very frustrating.
TeamSeth: Is there something wrong with me?
NormalLTRer: See, I tell you that I can only see Rob, and you think there’s something wrong with you.

I’m so Bella in this situation! Confused guilt! I don’t Robsess. I never did. I never will. I cannot be “converted” to “the Rob“.  I am lost on all things Rob. Sure he’s hot, but so what! What is it about him that I just don’t get? That I just don’t see that everyone else seems to see?  What is so spectacular about Rob?  I thought he acted better in Harry Potter! At least we could hear him speak as if he didn’t have a retainer in his mouth. (“We have to leave Forks.”) And I DID watch Little Ashes but that was because I studied that era of Spanish literature and art. I won’t pretend I didn’t enjoy the masturbation by the radiator scene, but otherwise, Marina Gatell made that film. She was brilliant.

Now, before you blow both my freakin’ heads off, please hear me out. This is a tweed serious situation for me.

What don’t you buy? That’s how I feel.

I took the quiz- The Robsessed quiz to determine what level you are. I know I’m an outsider to LTR, so I don’t really count, but hell, I needed to know!  I’m a level 2.  TWO!  I felt ashamed. As an active member of the LTT “online book club”, shouldn’t I at least be level 3 by osmosis?  But then in my ashamed comment about it, which sparked this whole letter, I realized that I’m a level-5 Burke obsession and a level-6 Bewley/Cudmore (they come as a twin-pack for me, sorry, that’s how I met them).  So, what does that mean?  Rob’s just not my type?

I mean, some girls are into Rob, not ALL girls apparently… Though I’m surprised you even went to LTR at all.

It’s just hard–isolating–to not like Rob.  Have you ever google image searched Daniel Cudmore?! I mean, go try it right now, I’m serious. Go try it.  Yeah. Exactly. And in 1 week when you google image search him again, I promise, those same 10 pictures will pop up, just in different image sizes.  You remember when I used to post Billy Burke and Charlie Bewley pics every day?  That was me challenging myself to find a unique image of those guys every day. There are less photos of the Charlies combined than there are scandals of Rob right now (see! I really did go read LTR!)

All I’m saying is, you Rob people, you are so darn lucky! Robp0rn EVERYWHERE! New Robporn ALL the time! Lucky lucky lucky! It’s like that song should be changed to “It’s raining Rob! Hallelujah it’s raining Rob!”  Because really, I can google image search Rob and then 10 seconds later do it again and there’s NEW pictures! It’s astonishing really.

I used to be a good kid, but not anymore.

RPattz has nothing on JJacks

Well, I decided to take a long, hard look at this situation and figure out why I’m not into Rob, but am into Bewley, Cuddley, and Burke.  I had to trek all the way down memory lane back to when Eckerds was still a company and it was where I spent most of my weekly allowance on Bop magazine. I never liked JTT and hardly liked Devon Sawa*, but I was totally into Jonathan Jackson. Like hardcore. To the point that I wrote him a letter in my 10 year old bubbly scribble. I even got a response in postcard form with an obviously fake signature (which pissed me off). Each Bop magazine had usually 1 pic of Jackson, and like 5 of JTT and 3 of Sawa. So unfair! Then, as time progressed, I began to have a huge crush on Ethan Embry. Who?  Precisely. If he hadn’t starred in Can’t Hardly Wait, I’m not sure what I would’ve done to decorate my closet door.

The point is, I’ve never crushed on the popular guy. Maybe I have this sick idea that the least famous he is, the more likely I’ll be able to meet him? I don’t know. But even in middle school and high school, my sister can attest to this, the guys I picked to crush on weren’t really the cream of the crop. I mean, if you’re gonna go for it, at least pick a hot guy, right? But, no. And it wasn’t like, “Oh, he’s got an awesome personality and is so funny.” thing, I wouldn’t even KNOW the guy! I’d just assign him as “hot” in my mind and then write about him obsessively for a week in my diary. Then the next week I’d hate him and say how “butt-ugly he was anyway”. Ah, seventh grade.

So, what’s my deal?  Why can’t I just be normal and like the guy everyone else does? Why can’t I just like Rob?
And furthermore, who the hell is TomStu? Not quite Rob, but always around? Sounds like he might just be who I ought to have been crushing on all along…

With Kind Regards,
TeamSeth

*tuesdaymidnight–what’s up with Sawa these days? I know this is your specialty.

Follow-up:
I finally google image searched TomStu. Holy crap! He sort of has this Matt Smith thing going on in a few of the pics. I can’t even decide what to do now. Is it weird to have a crush on TomStu?  Do other people do this? Is it the cool thing to do?   If I’m crushing on TomStu, and he’s Rob’s bestie, does that make a Rob-crushing person my bestie? Should I even effort this at all? Is he even straight?! Is he of legal age? Is he too ‘mainstream’ for me? Maybe I’ll just dive on in… GERONIMOOOOO!!! (yes Stacey, that last reference was for you, oh, and you, Sj)

Team Seth: Is it safe to assume you’re not the biggest Edward Cullen fan? If so, is THAT maybe why you don’t get Rob?

LTT Update

The Forum is still down, but some of the Rob’s Flat regulars started a Google Group. Request to join to continue in the fun while we figure out how to fix what the Russian spies broke when they tried to steal our secrets on the creation of a successful photo- manip of Big Daddy consuming a fried fish sandwich.  Rob’s Flat Google Group

Otherwise you can find us on Twitter & on LTR where we talk about “That Rob Guy!”

Our internet game is ridiculous: LTR, The Forum, Twitter, The Store
  • http://twitter.com/minuit_passe minuit passé

    I am an Edward Cullen fan as much as I’m a fan of Rob’s acting. That is NOT AT ALL! BUt I haven’t seen HP so maybe I missed the one film where he could act.
    Not a fan of Robporn either. Well, lately not even a fan of Rob but I had my (batshit crazy) intense fondess totally normal time. The answer is in the interviews, not that you don’t have funnier smarter more word vomit hawt friends, but simply because sparkling magic just falls on your head. HARD!

    • http://twitter.com/minuit_passe minuit passé

      Accidently pressed “submit” when someone came by. What I wanted to say is that I “get” (sort of) Rob because he’s totaly my type, he’s like my friends, I would crush just as much (or probably mooore) if I saw him in a bar (sigh) and he was an unemployed poor actor. Oh Gawd, why didn’t I met drunk Rob when he was un unemployed poor actor?

    • http://sarasarebel.wordpress.com Sara

      He was… believeable in HP. You should watch it!

      • TeamSeth

        Also HP is AWESOME!

      • http://twitter.com/minuit_passe minuit_passe

        HP is one of those films that I (stupidly) think not having the patience to watch. And I can watch loads of things, including films showing a group of dogs just wandering around in the garbage. BUt one day, one day…

    • The Old One

      You are so correct about it all being in the Rob interviews. Maybe we could come up with a selection of some of the most “interesting” ones–Laura Culpepper comes to mind.

  • ChillinWithCullens

    **Begins Slow Clap**

    This post had me dribbling coffee down my chin, I was laughing so hard. Thanks buddy.

    On a side note, my friend totally knows Jonathon Jackson – they used to perform together at random tent functions.

    • TeamSeth

      I’m sorry, what? Is this you telling me I’m going to get to meet my childhood crush? I even did a pencil sketch of him! (creepy) Or is this you telling me that she met him ages ago and not very well… like how my fiance “knows” Bill Murray and Matt Damon.

      • ChillinWithCullens

        She totally has photos of them together, handwritten notes from him, and a video of them singing a duet and hugging!

        • TeamSeth

          I’m so jealous!

  • GeminiGypsy

    I like Rob, but I’m not obsessed like some fans- I guess I find it hard to have a celebrity crush, since I never had any when I was little. A lot of my friends aren’t big on Rob either- a bunch of them are Carlisle creepers… heh, but I think it’s okay to like somebody else than Rob. It’s a free world! We can like whoever we want :)

    • Luludee

      “Carlisle Creepers” <—- love this!

  • Bea

    Team Seth, my junior high celebrity crush was a figure skater. Who turned out to only be 5’2″ in real life. You think yours are off the map?
    Re: UC’s question at the end– I think you can be a big Edward Cullen fan without being a big Rob fan. Or maybe I just don’t crush on celebrities to any extent (or not since age 14. And then it was the skater, so I’m not sure it counts). But fictional characters I adore… hmm, that’s normal. I mean, Colin Firth is lovely, but it’s Mr. Darcy I’m going to dream of. As long as you read after the series is complete, a character isn’t going to disappoint you down the road… anybody else remember when Tom Cruise was hot? I trust that Rob’s not going to jump on Oprah’s couch anytime soon, but still… it’s safer to idolize the man who’s perfect only on the page.

    • GeminiGypsy

      I agree- I tend to crush on the fictional characters a lot more, whereas the actors can go get drunk and “accidentally” steal a cop car or something and totally ruin their image for me. If only the actors were more like their fictional counterparts…sigh :P

    • Bea

      P.S. I do get Rob’s loveliness enough to enjoy LTR, though. Or maybe I just get UC and Moon’s jokes enough.

    • LaLurker

      In high school I wished I could invent a machine where you could drop in your fav book with your fav character (mine would have and still would be Mr. Darcy, P & P…though Edward is a close second) and the character would appear to do with as you please…heh.

      Really wish that was possible.

      • kitkat

        For a scenario much like this (unfortunately, fictional) check out the Thursday Next novels by Jasper Fforde. They’re a good read. Lots of snark.

        • robsfuturemate

          My mom just started reading those! It’s next on my list. Glad to hear that it’s decent!

  • Nelle

    Agree that Rob mumbles too much in the Twilight films. I tell myself it’s because they have to be quiet because Charlie is nearby. And BTW, does anyone else have a problem with that? (Not to change the subject.) I can suspend disbelief about vampires and werewolves etc., but can’t believe that in a 2 bedroom/1 bath house Charlie wouldn’t know there was someone in his teenage daughter’s bedroom. Sorry- just something I’ve always wanted to get off my chest!

    • ladyofthemeadow

      So true.

      I’d seriously hope I’d know if my teenage daughter had someone in her room, even if the bf was mumbling quietly, and my house is bigger than Charlies’s!

    • eatmyjorts

      And he’s the Chief of Police. What kind of Police? Clown Police?

      • snowwhitedrifted

        Remember, Charlie drinks

        • The Old One

          Yep, 5 or 6 Vitamin R’s and the Mariner’s game, and he’s out like a light! They could be having a vampire orgy in the next room and he’d never notice. Too bad that wasn’t gonna happen.

          • snowwhitedrifted

            Now that’s how Breaking Dawn should have ended!

            …They had all those extra vamps, should have put them to good use!

        • eatmyjorts

          They (cops) all drink! If that stopped them detecting, no crime would ever be solved. This is not a good enough explanation. Do you know any older cops? They can sense crime & wrongdoing, like a spideysense…at least I can vaguely see this in the scrumptious Billy Burke, who I would step past Rob to get to.

    • Bea

      Hehe, clown police.
      Yes, the mumbling bothers me… especially because Edward’s supposed to talk a bit like he’s 100 years old, and mumbling isn’t a key component of turn of the century diction. It REALLY bothers my Unicorn in Denial Husband, for whom we had to rewind until we figured out what he actually said.

      • JustGoWithIt

        Awe, you have a unicorn in denial husband, that is nice. I can’t picture my husband rewinding a Twilight Saga movie to see what people said. Not in a million years. Although I’m pretty sure I would be mega super embarrassed to watch them with him, or to have known he has watched them since it they are so cheesy (wouldn’t have it any other way), and then my endless Twilight fascination would seem even more ridiculous to him.

    • lindsaylee

      This has always bothered (ha ha) me. If I was Charlie an i swore I heard something, and then, when after running into Bella’s room, find her by herself “sleeping” on one side of that tiny bed, covered in 19 blankets, with the widow wide open and saw nothing night after night after night… I would be checking myself into a special hospital

    • Rob’s flaming dashboard

      @Nelle – Perhaps there’s somebody in Charlie’s bedroom causing a distraction? In the canon Charlie is said to be fond of Alice. There’s got to be a fan fic for this scenario!

      Or, for clean explanations: perhaps Jasper’s mind control works long distance. Maybe Vitamin R is laced with Nyquil.

      @ Team Seth – yay, another TomStu crusher. My life hasn’t been the same since Pirate Radio / aka The Boat that Rocked. (Don’t come knocking if the boat etc etc)

      • lindsaylee

        great movie

      • TeamSeth

        “Alice!”
        “Care to explain why you’re alive?”
        “Care to explain why you’re having sexy times with my dad?”

        Hm… that’s a conversation for the kitchen sink!

    • JustGoWithIt

      When re-reading the books, I did notice just how many times Edward says something “too low for anyone else to have heard”. He does seem to speak under his breath a lot in the book. I noticed because in real life I don’t think I ever do that, and nobody does it to me. Speak so quietly that nobody else can hear that is. Usually in real life even when people try to whisper to me it is usually too loud and I swear everyone heard it and am first and second hand embarrassed.

  • http://sarasarebel.wordpress.com Sara

    Are we the same person? Are you just me in a sideways universe, a la LOST?

    Because:
    – I don’t “get” the Rob love. He looks like a hobo to me. Literally. There’s a hobo by my work that lives on the street that is cuter than rob.
    – Joshua Jackson was my JAM when I was 11.
    – I always go for the weird ones too. Back on Buffy when everyone was all, “Spike is so HaWt!!11!!”… I still loved Angel. And I do to this day. (I watch everything David Boreanaz does, I don’t care if he’s a womanizer. He can womanize me. Anyway.)
    – I love Vincent Kartheiser. I bet half of you don’t even know who that is.
    – I loved Joseph Gordon Levitt before he got re-popular. IE – I started loving him in 3rd Rock and never stopped.
    – Rob still looks like a hobo, all the time.
    – Everyone hates on KStew… I love her. Mostly because girlfriend can rock a photoshoot.

    Anyway, we’re twins. Let’s be friends.

    • http://sarasarebel.wordpress.com Sara

      I don’t know why I wrote Joshua Jackson. I think I was rushing to get all my thoughts out before I lost them. Joshua Jackson is fug. JONATHAN JACKSON WAS MY JAM WHEN I WAS 11.

      • TeamSeth

        I preferred Joshua to Van der Beek

        • Ang

          Pacey!

          • eatmyjorts

            Dear Letters To Pacey,
            Why were you so effing hot, even when you had the haircut beloved of Roman Emperors?

            Yours Sincerely,
            An Older Fan

          • TeamSeth

            It was the scene on the dock when Dawson had asked him to look after Joey and then he ended up really liking her. And that one pageant episode with the “On My Own” song.

            OMG. Kevin Williamson! You and your pageants. Miss Mystic Falls. I’m upset now.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ScienceGeek91 Rob’s slow mo’ strut

      Agree with you about David Boreanaz and Joseph Gordon Levitt. I didn’t watch Buffy but I LOVE Bones! And yes David B can womanize me too ;)
      As for JGL, I crushed on him since I watched 10 Things I Hate About You and I always wondered why doesn’t he do more films. Loved 500 Days of Summer.

    • TeamSeth

      Friends! Yay!

      -But I do have to say this, you obvs don’t live in Portland ‘cuz our hobos are NOT hot. At all. It’s depressing because prob 1/4 of the city’s population lives on the street. Our hipsters however are 50% sexy and 50% mullet. So at least 1/8 of the male population is sexy ;)

      -I think you got thumbs downed for KStew. I am no opinion on her. She rocked Joan Jett and I think she has good things ahead. And she does a sexy photoshoot. But I only know news about her from this site.

      -What does “JAM” mean?

      -I love you but DB never did it for me. And not a clue who Vincent is… looked him up and even still don’t know!

      -I want to also point out how much I love David Anders pre-Heroes when he played Sark on Alias. Swoon!

      • Rachel B

        I like the way you do math. 50% sexy + 50% mullet = 1/8 of the male population is sexy.hehehe!

      • Stacey

        Oh boy…Vincent was Angel’s Renesm…no that’s not right…Rennes…nope…you know THE BABY (BD) on ANGEL. Now he’s Pete on Mad Men. I love that Mad Men.

      • http://sarasarebel.wordpress.com Sara

        If I say so and so “is my jam” I just mean like… I love it. People usually say it about songs. “That Ke$ha song is my JAM!”

        I can’t believe people are thumbing me down for KStew. She’s pretty. I don’t go around thumbing down other people because they like Rob and I don’t ;)

        • TeamSeth

          It may also be the hacker thing. I’ve noticed that yesterday and today I’ll post a comment and it’ll come back already having some thumbs ups. Weird.

        • The Old One

          People feel very strongly one way or the other about the Stew, so if you’re going to mention her, resign yourself to the Opinion of the Thumb.

          • http://sarasarebel.wordpress.com Sara

            Oh, I don’t give a shit whether or not people are thumbs upping me or thumbs downing me because I enjoy a KStew photoshoot… I just think it’s SILLY. I think I’ll go thumbs down everyone who likes Rob now. :p

    • Nicole

      I was so in love with Vincent Kartheiser when I was 12. Alaska… still an awesome movie. =D

      • http://sarasarebel.wordpress.com Sara

        PREACH IT GIRLFRIEND!

  • lindsaylee

    As a HUGE rob fan myself, you are right, sometimes we dont get the non-fan. Thats ok, I respect your dilusions. My husband doesnt get it either.

    As for TomStu, go for it. You certainly will not be fighting the masses, and as a team pattinsoner – one down 50 million to go.

    • Rob’s flaming dashboard

      I suspect there’s a bunch of us dreaming of a TomPattz sandwich

      • lindsaylee

        I wouldnt turn it down…

        • robsfuturemate

          I’ve envisioned it!! Especially in the pics where Tom looks like a lonely outsider :( Poor TomStu! He really did great in Pirate Radio!

  • http://mainericefamily.blogspot.com no cool name

    TeamSeth – first imagined conversation with LTRer = totally brilliant. Love it.

    • robsfuturemate

      Greatest. Convo. Ever!!!!

  • tuesdaymidnight

    First of all, that was hilarious, TeamSeth! I still maintain a bit of Robsessiveness, but I’ll be perfectly honest, it’s mostly because I hang onto the hope of watching him and TomStu make out.

    As for Devon Sawa (I really don’t know why I know this), since he was arrested for domestic violence in 2005, he took a “break” from acting, but this year he has had guest spots on CSI: Los Angeles and that awful CW remake/series of Nikita. It’s been a long fall from 1995.

    • TeamSeth

      I knew I could count on you! Thanks for the update.

      And go on with your bad self and the robsessiveness!

    • TeamSeth

      And for the Nikita series, in the commercials I always see one guy– isn’t he the dude who played Tristan in Gilmore Girls? Or is THAT Sawa?!

      • Stacey

        Nope that guy is Shane West was Ray on ER. HE’s also was in a sappy movie with Mandy Moore. I know way too much about actors bios. It’s not normal.

        • TeamSeth

          Yes! A Walk to Remember!

        • lindsaylee

          A WAlk to Remember

  • D_E

    You’ll have to fight me for TomStud!

    • TeamSeth

      Shit.

      • D_E

        Sorry…I flove him. ;-)

        • TeamSeth

          Hit it, babe. He’s all yours. I think I’m sticking to Cudmore… and he’s a whole lotta man to love

    • Stacey

      I must say now that Team Seth has mentioned of him looking somewhat like Matt Smith it has given me more of an appreciation for Tom. I also would like Matt Smith to join the Brit Pack, because that would be fun.

  • operarose

    I hear you, TeamSeth. I appreciate Rob. But sometimes, there’s a chemistry thing with celebrity crushes, just like real life. You could be sitting next to the hottest guy in the world on an airplane, but the moment you start to chitchat with him you’re instantly no longer interested, for no good reason other than the intangible lack of “Chemistry.” Similarly, you could think….ok, Rob is good looking. His acting is fine. But…not for me. I think it’s normal. I certainly appreciate Rob from time to time but it’s not a crush.

    The only celebs I mildly crush on are Justin Timberlake, Leo DiCaprio (wow I’m starting to show my age I guess…lol), Mr. Shu on Glee, Chuck Bass, and *ahem…you-know-who, the formerly underaged, alpaca doppelganger*). I guess I just have more chemistry with them than Rob. But I still like Rob and would have a beer with him.

    • an’yergroundedfertherestofyerlife

      *ahem…you-know-who, the formerly underaged, alpaca doppelganger*

      Awesome! (Me, too. Shhh don’t tell anyone.)

    • TeamSeth

      JT and Leo… so you’re 25? That was very my time crushes. I was living in Orlando though, so boy bands were more popular there than the rest of the world (I think. Maybe not than in Germany, everyone seemed to go to Germany to “get big”) Hehe, I remember rewatching that scene in Romeo & Juliet where he rolls out of the bed just to see if we could catch a glimpse of his naughty bits ;)

      I like JT now, but not crush-wise. Respect wise. I think he’s made some super intelligent career decisions and is producing quality work. High five JTimberlake! Long ago were the days of jet skiing on Lake Butler with Britney Spears.

      • Luludee

        I was telling a friend earlier this summer, that I very much appreciated the Mad-Men-esque aura that Joseph Gordon Levitt* sported in Inception. I’ve had my eye on him since Angels in the Outfield. But Leo has never really done anything for me, other than feelings he invokes through his tremendous acting skillz.

        And as for JT…well, I never saw the appeal of him or any boy bands at that time. I was one of those anti-boy band types. And don’t get me started on that horrible poodle hair cut he sported in those days.
        Then suddenly, he shaved that mess off, appeared in an MTV Music Video awards short spoofing The Matrix: Reloaded, and started making decent music that I actually enjoyed. Who was this funny, cool, easy-on-the-eyes guy?! I respect and like him quite a bit now, but not in a crush sort of way.

        *OMG!! I was checking IMDB to make sure that Angels in the Outfield was thie first thing I ever saw him in, and noticed that he is rumored to play The Riddler in the next Batman film! SQUUUEEEE!!! I’m a HUGE Batman fan and this would be awesome to the max!

        • TeamSeth

          OMG! I have to tell my fiance. He wants to go as the Riddler for Halloween before it comes out in the Batman movie and is all popular.

          And YES to Angels in the Outfield. The angry foster kid… very Free Willy in that way

      • operarose

        You got the age right (well, it was right two weeks ago ;)

        I’m not sure I crush on them all, per se, (in general I have a hard time truly crushing on celebs), but those guys definitely appeal to me one way or another.

        I actually wasn’t crazy about the boy bands, I became a bigger JT fan right after NSync when he went solo… and was pretty good at it. Now, I just think he’s talented. Kinda like Mr. Shue (He reminds me a bit of Mr. Shue, no? Or vice versa?)

        • operarose

          um, 25? Seriously that has to be a technical error. Someone’s mouse or iphone got stuck? This reply was totally boring and uninteresting.

          Unless the thumbsups are for Mr. Shue. In which case, sure, I think he deserves it.

    • Stacey

      I like that Mr. Shue is one of your celebrity crushes! He’s one of mine too. You can’t help, but like a guy who can sing, dance and act on Broadway. It’s a triple threat.

    • snowwhitedrifted

      I think my first celeb crush was River Phoenix. Ummm, yeah… what’s my age? Since I think he’s been dead for longer than the above mentioned celebs have been alive.

      • Sj

        River *swoon*.

        NB For all you youngsters, Joquain got the short end of the pretty stick in that family.

  • an’yergroundedfertherestofyerlife

    Level 7 Burke-obsessed here. (Sooo glad Movie Charlie is much more manly-man than Book Charlie).

    Back when Rob would say just about anything during an interview, he mentioned that his sisters said he looked like a girl and dressed him up until he was 12. After hearing that, even in his best lumberjack get up, I can’t help but notice the smooth skin and teeny hips. Oh, and the infamous “tuck” didn’t help (even if it was all for art’s sake). Still I love me some Edward. Go figure.

  • kristen’s bestie

    TS- you slayed it again! Great Letter! My first thoughts were “yes – there is something wrong with you” then as I read on I thought “wait – there is something wrong with me”. When I “discovered” Rob I was amazed that around here (my office and girlfriends) no one, I mean no one saw the hotness that I saw. I was so surprised when I found LTR (over a year ago) and discovered that there are a lot of women who appreciate the HHH. Funny hilarious women!
    I don’t know who in the world Jjacks and Devon Sawa is. And even Cudmore, I had to google him to figure that out (LTT fail).

  • http://allergictorobertpattinson.blogspot.com/ Rob’s Bitch

    You don’t like Rob because you haven’t taken any time to watch interviews, read interviews, see him in anything but his films.

    Sound about right?

    • TeamSeth

      Hm. I haven’t, that’s true. Well, I saw one with him and Emilie and didn’t have much interest. To be fair it was on The View and they were just cougaring him the whole time.

      • Rob’s flaming dashboard

        Team Seth said, “They were just cougaring him {Rob} all the time.”

        You say that like it’s a bad thing!

        • TeamSeth

          It gives a sort of “unprofessionalism” to the interview. And kind of… I don’t know, debases Rob as a viable actor and makes him only into a sex symbol. That’s a shame for any actor/performer I think.

    • http://sarasarebel.wordpress.com Sara

      And you decided to leave this comment because you’re obsessed with Rob, will defend him to the death and didn’t take the time to read the post.

      Sound about right?

      :p

      • TeamSeth

        As my water polo coach always said, “Let’s keep it classy, ladies”. I’m sure Rob’s Bitch read the post, and she does make a valid point.

      • Kat

        ‘defend him to the death’ ??? umm. Sara, chill she was asking a simple question. That’s all.

      • http://allergictorobertpattinson.blogspot.com/ Rob’s Bitch

        Yes, to the death! I challenge you and any others who dare besmirch Rob’s good name to a duel, at dawn, in a field, in Rob’s lush, green, homeland!! Where hopefully Mr. Darcy will appear through the fog in his nightshirt and ….. where was I?

        I just had a hunch that Team Seth hadn’t seen many interviews since that’s where most of us became enamored. Glad to hear The Old One has volunteered to be her Rob Obi-Wan and guide her to The Force, aka Rob Interview Videos.

        Team Seth, I look forward to your follow-up post where you proclaim that after watching hours and hours of Rob interviews, with your eyes propped up with toothpicks like in A Clockwork Orange, you now LOVE Rob… or not.

        Either way, I promise I won’t kill you at dawn… ;>)

        • TeamSeth

          Very reassuring… especially since at dawn I’ll be making out with Matthew MacFayden.

          • http://allergictorobertpattinson.blogspot.com/ Rob’s Bitch

            “…I’ll be making out with Matthew MacFayden.”

            ))Fans self((

            Well played, sister, well played

      • http://sarasarebel.wordpress.com Sara

        Whoa, y’all need to CHILL OUT. I was being SILLY. That’s why I put the :p face, so you’d know I was kidding. Sorry, geez.

    • roslynselene

      Actually, I agree. It’s most definitely the interviews. At least for me it is. And that’s why I find Rob really attractive.

      @Sara I don’t think she was defending him to the death. It’s just that most Robsessed girls did fall for him in the interviews because of his personality so maybe just maybe that’s why Team Seth doesn’t ‘get it’ (which is fine). Besides, there’s no need for defending a 24 y/o man.

      • TeamSeth

        It seems the interviews are the key… This really has been most informative! :) The Old One somewhat offered to make a collection of the “top picks” of the Robterviews (3-5 should be good I think). I’m completely open, and pretty excited, to watching them :D

        • roslynselene

          How exciting indeed. It’s like discovering him all over again! Haha!

        • The Old One

          All right, TeamSeth, as a public service to the community, I posted a selection under my first comment, even though I hate to encourage anyone to become a Rob lover. Go ahead, view them, let it sink in, and let me know your thoughts here or email me: theoldone.gm@gmail.com Could be an interesting follow-up to your post!

  • The Old One

    If I were less lazy, I would go find the link to a TomStu fan site that has a wonderful interview with him. He’s an incredibly genuine, sweet, smart guy. I have the feeling he is counting his blessings that he did not get the role of Edward (yes, he was in the running) and does not have to contend with the level of craziness that Rob does.

    Update: here it is!

    http://tomsturridge.net/exclusives/2009-interview

  • Janetrigs

    Who’s Rob?

    • http://letterstotwilight.com unintendedchoice

      she means Ron, Jane.
      Sweet Jane

  • kitkat

    Ah, TS, I know where you’re coming from. Initially I was an LTTer and an LTRer but then I was spending approximately a zillion hours on the interwebs trying to keep up with both, and my new year’s resolution was to spend less time online. I figured that since I’m in love with the aforementioned alpaca look-a-like more than the hobo (doesn’t that make them both sound appetizing?) I could cut out LTR. So I did, and never looked back (don’t shun me, Rob ladies! I still visit from time to time). I agree, I just don’t really see the appeal. I guess that’s me though; I go for the clean-cut gentleman look…

    • TeamSeth

      Sigh. I understand about the time efforts involved with the interwebs. Though, since alpaca has been mentioned a billion times today, I want to say that there’s about 4 alpaca farms within an hour of my house. It slays me every time!

      • kitkat

        Yep, gotta love the pacific northwest and its alpacas! I drive past a farm house with alpacas/llamas (how to tell the difference? and at a distance?) every day when I’m at home and not gallivanting abroad.
        In other news, I was downthumbed. Sadness. I know, don’t take it personally. But still.

        • TeamSeth

          *hugs* It’s a controversial day, thumbs downs are in store.

      • snowwhitedrifted

        Ihave an Alpaca sweater from Solvang. I now snicker everytime I put it on.

        • snowwhitedrifted

          *note* it’s made from Alpaca fur. I do not have a sweater with pictures of frolicking alpacas. Although, that might be it’s own magicness… and might compare to the TomStu duckie sweater.

          • TeamSeth

            You don’t have to lie, you’re among friends.

        • eatmyjorts

          SnowWhite, is that sweater snuggly? I have a feeling that anything made of alpaca, or that even looked like an alpaca, might be quite snuggly…

          • snowwhitedrifted

            So snuggly and a beautiful camel color. Clings in all the right spots. Hmmmmmmmmmmm ;)

  • Edible art ?

    You don’t get Rob and I don’t get you ha ha just joking (no I’m not are you human ?) I have a sensible acute fondness and can’t understand why everyone else dosn’t feel the same !!!! :-)

    • Edible Art ?

      And a great post I forgot to say – v funny !!

  • WickedRed

    Oh, TeamSeth! There’s nothing wrong with you! I completely agree.. there’s just something about the Rob that doesn’t do it for me.

    Wayyyy back when LTT did “I Don’t Get It: Kristen Stewart edition”, I honestly thought of contributing the Rob Pattinson edition. It’s not that there’s anything really disagreeable about him, I just can’t seem to find why everyone thinks he’s teh sex.

    I totally love you for speaking out about it, but I was afraid I’d get trampled by Rob fangirls worldwide!

    Hugs and moral support!

    • The Old One

      I admit I’m a Rob-lover, although it confuses me that I am, since never before have I had any interest in any celebrity whatsoever. But I LOVE anti-Robbers and I LOVE all the arguments as to why he’s unappealing. Why? There’s just too many Rob fans, we don’t need any more, and if you’re on the fence, please fall on the Justin Bieber/Taylor Lautner/Charlie Bewley side of it–they can use your fangirling and Rob’s got more than enough to go around. Thanks.

      • http://twitter.com/minuit_passe minuit_passe

        YES!
        Rob is a “hobo” “drunk” “doesn’t wash” “doesn”t have Cullen manners” all lurkers reading go away immediatly and have some pure thoughts about the Jonas Brothers!!!!

        (I don’t usually post on LTT so I have to put an warning: don’t take me seriously)

    • TeamSeth

      Thanks for the support Wicked.

      And TOO, I don’t find him unappealing, just not appealing? Hm. Back to the “chemistry” thing from a comment earlier I suppose. And I will hop on the Charlie side mmm Though Beiber?! wtforks?!

      • The Old One

        See LTR today!

        • TeamSeth

          I shuttered at that Rob manip. (shutter meaning closed off my lady bits in creeped out horror)

          • The Old One

            I love your use of “shutter”.

  • Luludee

    Hold on, wait…you gchat with UC?! Was this before or after you met her? Because I’ve seen one of them (LTT) online before whilst checking my email, but I’ve never said hello because I didn’t want to bother them :-/

    Also, you so need to tell me/us about meeting Cudmore and Bewley!! I forgot all about that until this post!

    Also, I’ve loved Ethan Embry since A Far Off Place and Empire Records.

    • Stacey

      Ethan Embry makes me smile. For a fun circle of Twilight other supernatural show celebrity. He was in Can’t Hardly Wait with our buddy Peter Facinelli and Buffy’s Seth Green. They are all connected, I swear they are.

      • TeamSeth

        Six Degrees of Supernatural!

  • Ang

    Oh TeamSeth…see, I just don’t “get” people who don’t “get” Rob. J/k! I know you’ve tried and even worried about this. When I was reading your letter I was remembering how you were afraid to tell me you didn’t think he was good in Little Ashes because you thought it would upset me. Now you know better. I may be prone to Robsession, but it’s mostly in check for me.

    And I LOVE Ethan Embry – Sweet Home Alabama!

  • Stacey

    Team Seth, I adore you. While, you don’t like Pretty Pattinson as much as I do. It’s okay, because I know you appreciate Mr. Somerhalder, as do I. That is always a good thing. (Also throw in Tennent and Smith.) Also a BIG win to adding in Jonathan Jackson. I started watching General Hospital again(sort of), because of him.

  • Stacey

    Oh…I just wanted to let you guys know, that one of our LTT friends has a story on Fanfiction now. I know some of you read stories on there. She has it under a different name than she uses on LTT. She would really like feedback from her LTT friends. Her name on the fanfiction site is Wannabe Charlotte. I bet if you check it out, she’ll let you know who she is. (She has to be discreet about her writing.) Thanks!

  • TeamSeth

    Okay, to answer UC about the Edward Cullen thing:

    I have a love hate relationship with the ole EC. I love him for Bella, but at times (ahem, Eclipse until the proposal), I find him so annoying I want to smack him in the face–really hard. He’s just a jerk and very insecure. I can’t understand why he (and Bella) are so insecure about each other post-NM (and trust, I’ve had many of tweed emails about this). But I digress. I will confess that I have this crush on Eduard (Spanish dubbed Edward)… and I’m going to write a letter about that.

    But no, my undetermined desire for book Edward has zero to do with my lack of Rob love. In fact, book Edward kicks movie Edward’s ass. I think Rob took too much insecure Edwardisms and not enough flirty banter Edwardisms and didn’t pull out the velvet voiced Greek god we love so much in quite the same way book Edward did. The book is a lot more romantic in many ways. Le sigh.

    Te quiero, Eduard!

    • theseviolentdelights

      “I will confess that I have this crush on Eduard (Spanish dubbed Edward)”

      And here I thought I was the only one who watched the movies in spanish just for the hell of it….
      It sure makes some of my nights WAY more entertaining. :)

      • TeamSeth

        Ahora Vino y Eduard son mi vida.

        I also hear that the bedroom scene in French is a panty-dropper… “Je voudrais essayer une chose.” Le swoon.

        • theseviolentdelights

          Ahora vitamina R y Edward son mi vida ;)

          I’ll admit, I don’t speak spanish. However, Google Translate is my friend.

        • operarose

          Oui.

    • Kat

      Dude, blame Rosenberg and her shitty scripts. It’s not really Rob ‘s fault. Rosenberg’s Edward is such pussy.

  • snowwhitedrifted

    I didn’t get Rob at all when he first came on the screen in Twilight. Then I warmed to the idea of him in the photoshoots… it was the jaw. I did get a great appreciation while reading LTR, but it peeked with Eclipse, now I have flatlined on my fondness. I’m back at square one. Which = normal. Yay!

    • TeamSeth

      I’m confused. Flatline meaning it’s no longer (dead) or that your heart stops beating in Rob’s presence of being?

      • snowwhitedrifted

        meaning it’s no longer. I’m a fickle bitch, you see. I have moved on.

        • TeamSeth

          Thanks for the clarification!

    • Bea

      Truth about the jaw. It does inspire even a non-Robsessed girl in photoshoots…

  • roslynselene

    Great post TeamSeth! I knew there were people out there that just dont ‘get’ Rob but I though most of them didn’t like him b/c of Twilight.

    Okay, here’s my tweed serious ‘Roblosophy’ comment:
    I didn’t think he was the hottest person on the planet to begin with. He was cute but it was ‘bleh’, to me. Then I saw interviews on TV on Youtube and now I’m checking Robsessed and reading LTR *almost* everyday. To me, his personality really made him unbelievably gorgeous. I admit, sometimes he looks like hell but he’s still Rob and I like him as a person.

    I’m not hating on you for not liking Rob. I’ve never ever liked celebs (still don’t) except Rob b/c he’s just different. So I ‘get’ you. :)

    • Kat

      You articulated my thoughts exactly. It’s not JUST about physical appearance with Rob. I mean yeah he`s a good-looking guy but I think the sexiest thing about him is his personality.

      Never change, Rob.. you hear me?

  • TeamJacobEdward

    Ah, TS, SOMEONE has to like, “the other guy.” Guess that’s your niche. Plus everyone has different types. Yours is just a bit obscure apparently. ;) Kidding, because I’m totally all about Billy Burke too. Yum.

    But who am I to say about obscure crushes? I’ve loved, loved, loved Jared Leto since I was like 13 and he was on My So-Called Life. Still swoon over him to this day whenever I see a pic of him, I don’t care he all “weird and wears eye makeup” since being in 30 Seconds to Mars. Freaking hot as hell, I say. My husband still calls him my boyfriend (and shakes his head at how I could be so into guys so opposite of him). It’s okay, I’m not ashamed. He’s hot, makeup weird and all.

    Holy crap, Devon Sawa. Haven’t thought of him in years. What IS he up to? *runs to imdb.com*

    But seriously you’re not alone. Negating one friend who loooves Rob, I’m the most in lust with him and I think I only got a 4 on my obsession ranking (or whatever it was called). I just like to look at Rob. He’s holy hell hot to me in like 75% of the pictures (the other 25% do abso-frickin-lutely nothing for me).

    • TeamSeth

      Jared Leto is NOT obscure! (Is he? Oh. Wait. He made it to my closet door back in ’95, so…) Anyway, I actually initially read that line as “Jay Leno” I’m not sure why I saw that, but I shuttered and then got really worried about you. Then I thought, “Wait, he wasn’t in My So Called Life” and reread to find out Leto was the dishy one in question.

      ANYWAY. Matt Damon is my only hardcore crush that is mainstream. Like let’s write a fanfic in 8th grade about him that included Casey Affleck as one of the more main characters kind of crush. Wow, I’m such a loser. This is really depressing suddenly. I did have a hot tent scene in my novel though…(oh yeah, it was a novel–don’t judge!) that actually involved sex w/ Matt Damon and the main character. Hot.

      • snowwhitedrifted

        Oh Matt Damon.
        Sarah Silverman is my 2nd hero for making that song.
        Is he wearing a kilt in any movie, cause he should be. *notices kilt fetish is now out of the bag*

      • TeamJacobEdward

        What you don’t find Jay Leno hot? Rawr! Mmm-hmm

        Bahahaha! Yeah, no can’t even pretend.

        Yeah I think Jared Leto is obscure. Even back in ’92 when he was in things like Seventeen magazine. I was majorly hot for that guy and all my friends were, “yeah he’s cute.”

        I was offended, “cute?! No! More like; praise to the god that created this masterpiece of hotness.”

        Then years later when he started to wear more eye makeup at one time than I do in a month, one of my friends saw him. Her jaw dropped, “THAT’s Jared Leto? Didn’t you used to have a thing for him? What happened? He used to be cute.”

        I shook my head at her. Sad for her that she didn’t see the deliciousness that he was (and still is now 17 years later). “I still do. And think he’s even hotter now than he was then. He’s NEVER moved off my list.” Then she gave me a look like I’d lost my mind.

        Maybe if I lived in the heart of a city I’d not feel so obscure about my Jared Leto (NOT Jay Leno) lustfulness. I don’t know. Or maybe I should develop a thing for Jared’s brother who’s in 30 Seconds to Mars with him. I mean Jared is the lead singer of a band… Regardless of the fact I don’t keep much company with the sex eyes for Jared, that fact alone probably trumps the obscure factor, doesn’t it?

        PS – Love Matt Damon. I’ll watch anything he’s in to get to look at him for an hour-and-a-half. Which reminds me, isn’t he in a movie that just came out?

  • MichaelSheenisaDILF

    Aw, soul sister, thank you for preaching. I think we know who I crush on. I’ve a thing for falling in love with actors for their acting (no offense, young Twilight cast, but you are no match for the Sheen). See my pre-pubescent adoration of Gary Oldman.

    • The Old One

      Did you see there was a whole post about Michael Sheen a few days ago? The term “Sheen Peen” was invented.

      • MichaelSheenisaDILF

        Yes, I loved that post. And the awesomeness that it brought into the world: Sheen Peen. It was a glorious, glorious day.

    • TeamSeth

      I’ve only found Oldman HOT in HP. Otherwise no, but acting-wise YES!

      And Johnny Depp… very sly of you, indeed!

      Oh, and the “soul sister” part got “Lady Marmalade” in my head… so sarcastic thanks for that. ;)

    • snowwhitedrifted

      Gary Oldman… I’d rather be Mina than Bella…jus’ sayin’

    • TeamJacobEdward

      Gah! I keep reading; “Gary Coleman” when I see “Gary Oldman”. Brain is thinking it’s funny and messing with me again.

  • MichaelSheenisaDILF

    But of course this acting thing allows me to totally crush on Johnny Depp. Clever, huh?

  • sw_twi_fan

    Most people around me are not Team Rob. My friends do not see the appeal in him. “Taylor has a much better bod”. My coworker looked at a cover with Rob on it, and she said, “Ew, I don’t get it?” Of course I said it’s not about his looks, it’s all about his laid back attitude and sense of humor. I shut up about it after that because I don’t need coworkers thinking I’m looney for liking a celeb.

  • Sj

    TeamSeth you are awsomely brave for writing this letter. I want to run down the street shouting with joy ‘I am not a traitor!’

    While I don’t share the Rob love I do adore the fun/awkward he brings and I certainly wouldn’t shy away from asking for autograph behind a dumpster if the opportunity arose.

    And I love his fans, after all they’re just like me except instead of fangirling over barely legal llama doppleganger they have the decency to obsess over someone slightly closer to their own age.

    PS I still have a problem with Edward though, esp book Ed. Maybe if River Phoenix had been around to take the role, *sigh* memories.

    • TeamSeth

      Esp. Book Edward? I’d rather hear your theories ;) Email about this! goteamseth@gmail.com Let me know what about book Edward that upsets you. We need to compare.

      • Sj

        Sure. Will try not to get too emotional, not promising though.

        • Sj

          Um, 8 thumbs ups as soon as I hit ‘submit comment’. Oh those trickster hackers, if you’re out there know that I have a very pointy pitchfork and plenty of barely suppressed villager mob rage.

        • operarose

          I actually think I may have had the same thing happen with my reply up there. I guess hackers like you and I!

  • robsfuturemate

    So, here’s my take on this. Do I even need to say if I get the Rob thing or not?!

    First, the guy can clean up well. He looks hawt when he (I mean Summit) wants to! But, it’s he’s personality that sells it! He’s humble, awkard and pretty freakin hilarious!

    But I’m done selling people on Rob. Now, I make the jokes about the not showering, the wonky nipples, the smoking… Just so the line is shorter!

    And Team Seth, go for TomStu! He needs a good girl to keep him company. Although, I did hear he has a girlfriend but that shouldn’t stop you!

    Oh yeah, I loved Ethan Embry as The Bass Player in That Thing You Do! He was so obscure they didn’t even give him a name!!

    • TeamSeth

      “He needs a good girl to keep him company. ” Um…guess I’m out of the running then.

  • robgirl86

    You don’t get Rob, I don’t get anything related to the Saga,eccept the soundtracks perhaps, I’ll tell you even more, I don’t get celebs at all, Rob is my first and will be my last, he’s different and his personality is so endearing, BUT surprisingly we have something in common : I wish as well I would GET him! :-)

    • robsfuturemate

      Yes, Rob is only my second celeb crush! The only other one being Mark-Paul Gosselar from SBTB!! But it was nowhere as extreme as this!!!

    • TeamSeth

      CLEVER! hehe

      Thought Twilight OST got lost on me. Except the opening song. I really love that song.

      • TeamSeth

        Thought*

        • TeamSeth

          I give up.

      • http://sweetinator88.wordpress.com sweetinator88

        totally agree
        I love New Moon and Eclipse soundtracks but Twilight I only ever listened to the opening song lol

  • http://sweetinator88.wordpress.com sweetinator88

    I am definitely in the same boat. I feel bad but… I don’t really like Rob at all……
    He was good in HP and in Remember Me I guess, but I always tell my friends/sisters that in RM he’s only acting well because he’s not acting at all… he really IS a bum haha

    on a side note, I Google image searched TomStu, and for some reason there was a picture of Justin Chatwin (the dude that was in The Invisible), I guess someone mistook him for TomStu… ANYWAY, he looks oddly similar to KStew in the black mullet stage to me……. go ahead & check it out:
    http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/2100000/Justin-justin-chatwin-2147658-500-617.jpg

    and let me know if you agree hahah

    • http://sweetinator88.wordpress.com sweetinator88

      more if you look at it from far away though…

    • TeamSeth

      haha! Yeah, far away. It’s got its moments, but KStew doesn’t have that manly muscle…

      • http://sweetinator88.wordpress.com sweetinator88

        hahaha yeah, sometimes she looks a little manly though

  • Pattygirl

    to know him is to love him, its that simple!

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