My first time with Twilight and a contest for Virgins!

Dear LTT-ers,

A few days ago UC sent me an email with link to her review of Twilight on her personal blog from late 2008 with the comment “let’s never speak of this again.” Well friends, after going back and rereading both her review and mine from November 2008 I just knew we HAD to speak of this again. In fact we’ve concocted a little thing called Virgin Week to reminisce about the absurdity of our first Twilight times. It’s fun and slightly embarassing to read how wide eyed and innocent we were before we became Twilight sluts who had been around the block more times than we care to let on now. Since it’s always fun to take a trip down memory lane, let’s pretend this is the blogging equivalent of pulling out your old high school yearbooks with your friends and laughing really hard at your hairdid and admitting you really were a member of the marching band (guilty).

So let’s start this week of virgins with the post I made a few days before seeing Twilight for the first time… (and if you make it to the end… a contest!)

chomp!November 21, 2008
Title: One Week Ago…

Alright so exactly one week ago i asked my pal katelin, what’s all the fuss about this ‘twilight’ thing? Being the kind soul she is, she brings in her copy of twilight for me to borrow. that night i sat down and plowed through 200 pages. and so as they say the rest is history… i’m in the middle of ‘new moon’ and loving it. yes, i like twilight. and the authors from arizona! come on!

it’s also happens that today the movie version of twilight is in theaters. no, im not one of those crazed ‘bite me’ girls who has midnight showing tickets… i mean after all this has only been a week! i was planning on seeing it when i went home over thanksgiving next week but now im not so sure… i may cave this weekend.

and with pics like this you can understand my dilemma…

yes, rob pattinson. SIGH. british AND has great hair. was there ever a better combination? i think not.

Comment:

Katelin: just think how different your life would have been if i had never given you that book, haha.

Yes… think just how different my life would be now if I’d never read that book courtesy of Katelin… CRAZY!

And now let’s ready my first ever review after seeing Twilight for the first time…………

November 24, 2008
Title: I Caved…
i saw twilight this weekend. you’d think we were at a beatles concert circa the 60s the way these girls screamed. no joke anytime an important character came on the screen, or heck, when the TITLE of the movie came on, these people squealed like banshees.

at this point i’m mixed on my review of it. on one hand i was so excited to see it in movie form and on the other i feel like there was a lot they could have done and left out. ive talked with a few others who were book fans who saw it and it was kinda the same reaction… a bit of a mixed bag. at times i felt it was rushed and lacked some important character development but it was over 2 hours i dont know how else they could have changed it. the good thing is i heard from guys and people who didnt read the books, that it was better than expected and enjoyable.

Original Caption: "Uh oh"

also summit (the studio) has already green lighted ‘new moon’ the equally awesome sequel to ‘twlight.’ hopefully theyll dump a bit more money into the cgi/fx this time cause it left A LOT to be desired, i.e. edward did NOT dazzle/sparkle/or look anything remotely close to diamonds in the sunlight.

after katelin and i mulled it over this morning i think i will see it again. there was just too much hype leading up to it for this to be my actual judgment and i need to see it without a 15yr old girl screaming in my ear everytime edward or jacob happens to be on screen.

the good notes… LOVED all the actors. Thought they were cast brilliantly and I loved the soundtrack, worked the music in so well. listening to some of the songs now and i still feel anxious as if i was watching the scene it corresponds to.

i’ll revisit this next week after i see it again… :D

book update… i’m halfway through ‘eclipse’… loving it, there are SO many ways this one can go but she always surprises me. we’ll see.

great song choice for the movie…

Comments (in which UC says “kick ass”)

UC: girl, i didn’t read your review before i posted mine. we think so much alike.

go see it again. you’ll love it. promise. thanks for all the kick-ass vids.

i haven’t stopped listening to the soundtrack. we should’ve been teenagers together, sigh. you are basically bella, though.. being from AZ and all..

can’t wait until you’re in music supervision either. all movies will suddenly have the best soundtracks
xo

Moon: wait, we aren’t 16?? come on.

i totally get a little kick out of bella being from phx and the author still living there. i’m kinda pumped about going home for tgiving on the one -in-a-million chance i see stephenie meyer! hahaha.

So friends as you can see being a virgin is hilarious and 2nd hand embarrassing all these years later. Which is exactly why I thought we should share these (UC will post hers on Wednesday). But the best part about all this? We want to have a contest!!! Because we shared our first times with you, we want to hear YOURS!! Did you blog your first Twilight experience? Did you send your friend an email about it? Did you sigh over Rob being a Brit with great hair? We want to see it! Comment a link or send an email of your first time and we’ll chose our favorite one and give you a tshirt from the LTT/LTR store! Win win for everyone!

Get to outting yourself!
Themoonisdown

Do we love the random quotes around the titles, my wish to meet Stephenie Meyer on a random trip home to AZ? Hilar. It’s really a tragedy that UC and I have forever lost our very first Twilight convo… so spill yours!

Contest Rules: Comment/email us a link or copy of your first time. A chat convo with a friend, a review on a blog, a funny comment at a Twi site. UC and I will pick our faves and someone will win a tshirt from the LTT/LTR store to be announced this weekend.

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

 

  • Late Convert

    yep, I blogged my experience but I shrouded it in a cloak of respectability and didn’t actually mention the title and I pretended that the blog was about World Literacy Day. When I was really, really, hoping someone would ask ‘what book were you talking about?’ BUT NO ONE DID!

    Personally I think from reading the post it’s blatantly obvious what books I was talking about – what other series would you get to the end of book two and have the following reaction?:

    Teya finished the second book first and I could hear her screams of ‘Noooooooooo!!!!’ from two rooms away. ‘It can’t end like that!!!!!!!’ A few hours later I finished and realised what she meant.

    http://www.fionaleonard.net/2010/09/international-literacy-day-books.html

  • Anonymous

    Here is the link to mine, from December 30, 2009:

    http://tracitalynne.com/traci/?p=706

    • Anonymous

      Aha haha! Apparently I fell into the world of fanfic much faster than I remember, in a desperate attempt to Continue the Magic. Also: my husband is a very good sport: http://tracitalynne.com/traci/?p=749

      • TeamSeth

        I definitely recognized the DS ring immediately as well. God I love Lost. And nerdy husband (fiance in my case, close enough) :)

        • Anonymous

          “you all everybody!”

          • TeamSeth

            for the longest time I thought it was “You are everybody”

      • Anonymous

        “No venom semen.” Love that. Your husband is a keeper. :)

        • Anonymous

          Nerd Husbands are best! He has also accepted that, if I can ever manage it, RPattz and I can be BFFwBenefits. I threw in a free pass for Emma Watson, and he was cool with it.

  • northernlights

    I stumbled on Twilight because it was on top of the ‘most watched’ list on… Somewhere. So I had a movie night with my dear husband and we both liked the first film. I decided to read the first book, then another, and another, and by then the BD was out as well. And then… I searched for information on future films and ended up on LTT site. I had found home. The End.

    In my real life I’m still deep in the closet. I’ve read the books but I’ve never seen any of the films on a big screen and I’ve waited for a few weeks after DVD release before renting one. Outside this site I never discuss Twilight or any of the actors. Ever. I was tempted once when I saw a copy of New Moon DVD on the desk of a fellow scientist but the moment passed. Maybe we’re all closet Twilight fans at my institute…

    • northernlights

      …or Rob fans.

    • Anonymous

      My coworker made the mistake of leaving a copy of Twilight on her desk. Everyone who walked by commented on it. She’s one of those people who has stuff all over her desk too – photos, miniature Chinese paper lanterns, multiple calendars, a large bag of chips, 4 different kinds of hand cream, file folders, coffee mugs, tea tins, old gum wrappers….it’s sort of like a desktop amusement park. Yet all anyone seemed to notice or comment on was her copy of Twilight, kind of funny.

  • Artistsgo

    my family tried to get me to read Twilight, but I kept telling them, I don’t read fiction, let alone ones about vampires. One day I knew it would be slow at work, so I took the book & started reading it. I don’t know how I lived before Twilight. It must have been so boring. Of course I fell in love with the love story & went on to read all 4 books, at least 4 times each. Have all on audio, & listened to all many times. I have never been addicted to anything in my life. Now I’m obsessed with Rob, Not Edward, but the witty, goofy, real, sweet, gentleman RPatzz.
    I’ve seen all the movies many many times. Went to Forks, & LaPush. Now I have to tell you I’m 68 yrs. old, and Twilight has made me so very happy & I thank my family for urging me to read it.

    • Anonymous

      Heh. I was the same way. I was all, “Erm, I *would* read this, but oh right I am a Grown Up, so no thanks.” Then, I wanted some “light reading” for a stressful time in my life, and, well, yeah. Here we are. :)

    • ellsbells

      On audio? I never thought of that. I never would have left my car.

    • TeamSeth

      I must ask, the person who reads the audio books–is it a male or female? I’d assume female since it’s Bella’s first person POV. How do they read the Edward bits? And the Jacob bits? How does it compare to the films?

      I listened to On the Road on audio book, and I’ll never be able to read it w/out hearing the audio book reader’s voice.. especially when he does the Mexican guy… “Yes! Yes!!” hehe

      • Anonymous

        yep the reader is female … and she alters her voice when reading Edward and Jacob … although not to the extent Jim Dale does for the HP series … just enough to distinguish … listening to Eclipse in the car now … soooo helps the commute fly by!

  • operarose

    Oh – good idea to post about when and where it all began. You’ve written so many posts for us yet never went back to the very very beginning til now!

    Unfortunately I didn’t write anything about the first time I read Twilight. I read it soon after Harry Potter 7 came out in ’07. At the time Harry was acceptable for all ages to read but I didn’t want to let anyone know that I was reading other YA books. (I tend to read a variety of books, YA included) so I didn’t tell anyone about Twilight until I lent it to my sister-in-law about a year later because I needed SOMEONE who I could talk about it with and go to the movie with. She loved the series (thankfully! I felt like it was such a risk to share Twilight with anyone!) and she pretty much took over my books from then on. I think I’ve bought 4-5 copies of Twilight over the years and a couple copies of the movies because I’ve since lost so many to lending them to friends & family. (Word eventually got out that I was a “Twihard”….ugh)

    If I had written a blog post about my first time, it would go something like, “I devoured this book and have no idea why. It works, but I have no idea why. I love it. But have no idea why.” Some things can’t be explained. Actually now that I think of it, I believe I wrote a review of it on Amazon back in prehistoric times and instantly the evil vipers on there (they were the ones who infamously told people to burn Breaking Dawn) mocked me. Truly cruel people. A year or so later I checked back and saw most of them had been banned from Amazon.com, I guess they ran out of Twi fans to tear apart and started to cannibalize themselves. Incredible when a book series sparks so much emotion that people were actually devoting hours of their day to hating on it. I suppose they were the “ancestor” crazies that later lent way to the Nonsten and Robsten crazies.

    • TeamSeth

      the ancestors! hehehe

      • operarose

        There’s a whole genealogy of crazy.

  • Anonymous

    I must have had all my virgin conversations with the girl who corrupted me via phone– there’s nothing in any of my back files about it from Jan. ’09 at all, I’m so sad! Closest thing is an exchange mocking hilarious merchandise and the New Moon clips from Comic Con from that summer. Boo.

  • Anonymous

    Oh the day my friend put Twilight into my hands… I could never thank her enough. The path my life has taken because of it, the people I’ve met, the things I’ve done/am doing…. Thank you PKJ. Thank you.

  • JodieO

    I didn’t blog about Twi, but I think I Tweeted and made obsessive FB updates about it for a while. Is there any way of looking back to 2009 on either site? Probably not. Bummer. I remember saying something about being so engrossed in reading ‘vampire trash’ that I couldn’t be bothered to prepare a meal for myself and one of my clients brought me dinner!

    I do remember after seeing the movie I talked about it with my bestie. I told her how bad the CGI was and how all the Cullens looked like they’d bought stock in a hair-bleach corporation and how the whole ‘you’re like my own personal brand of heroin’ scene was just painful, and spider monkey, and “It’s a worm!” and on and on. I told her I was thankful that there was a gang of rowdy girls behind me so no one could hear me laugh inappropriately. After about 40 minutes of abusing the movie I paused and said “I’m going to see it again tonight. Want to go?”

    • JustGoWithIt

      I think I am the only person who never notices how good or bad special effects are. Especially in Twilight, seeing as there were no CGI wolves involved. I didn’t notice a thing.

      • JodieO

        The running up the mountain (that to this day looks like the yodeler game from The Price is Right) and the flying from tree to tree were what particularly caught my attention.

        • Anonymous

          Ha!! I’ve been wondering all this time what the running up the mountain scene reminded me of. You totally nailed it!!

          • JodieO

            DUDE! I totally expected Bob Barker to come out and tell Edward to spin the wheel!

        • JustGoWithIt

          Yes, I read a good Amazon review that mentioned that running scene (shout out to Amazon review reading for fun!), and said it was obviously just sped up tape. And then for comparison, I’ve seen Eclipse making of, where they go all out with the treadmill being pulled by a truck. But it is pretty much lost on me. Can’t really tell the diff. BUT, it was worth it to see them running on a treadmill being pulled by a truck. Amazing.

        • JustGoWithIt

          Yes, I read a good Amazon review that mentioned that running scene (shout out to Amazon review reading for fun!), and said it was obviously just sped up tape. And then for comparison, I’ve seen Eclipse making of, where they go all out with the treadmill being pulled by a truck. But it is pretty much lost on me. Can’t really tell the diff. BUT, it was worth it to see them running on a treadmill being pulled by a truck. Amazing.

        • TeamSeth

          Is wire work considered special effects though?

  • Anonymous

    Wish I had blogged about it but we all know I suck at blogging. I talked about it with friends. We all commented how sad we were that the reading of the books was over. It was depressing and then we remembered that movies would be coming out over the next couple of years,………..and then I found you guys. The End.

  • chochang

    Like you girls, I feel so first-hand embarrassed about myself. But anyway, this was what I wrote on my blog dated July 22, 2008:

    “This morning, I finished reading Twilight, the first of Stephenie Meyer’s addictive vampire novel series. And, all I can say is wow! I was mesmerized by the story, if not by the characters themselves. I truly loved how Stephenie Meyer developed all of the characters in a way that would truly affect me as a reader. I felt sorry for Edward and his unease towards resisting his “addiction” and was similarly intrigued by Bella’s innocence. I loved the Cullens, most especially their beauty which radiated inside-out. I thought that the supporting characters (which includes Forks and its unpredictable weather) all did a good job in, well, supporting. And of course, who wouldn’t love the twisted romance between Edward, the vampire, and his human sweetheart Bella?

    For me, the Twilight series was just a story waiting to be written. Growing up, I’ve noticed that a lot has been tritely said about vampires and their demonic ways (e.g. vampires turning into bats, vampires dying when exposed to sunlight, vampires sleeping in coffins, vampires dressing like Count Dracula, vampires having fangs inexplicably hanging out of their mouths, etc.). While I applaud how Anne Rice capitalized on this, she dwelled too much on the ancient and much-dramatized side of vampires. But what Stephenie Meyer did was much much more brilliant: she actually brought vampires to the 21st century. And even more brilliant was how she used a romantic plot to thicken her story, truly a feast for hopeless romantics such as myself. While reading Twilight, I admit that I actually felt all those “butterflies-in-the-stomach” people talk about when reading these types of novels. In fact, I felt them each time Bella talked about her feelings for Edward, and of course, whenever they said “I love you” to each other. Ya, I know it’s kinda dorky but I actually felt envious of their relationship and how they stuck with each other despite all of the temptations they had to hurdle.”

    To quote UC, LET’S NEVER SPEAK OF THIS AGAIN.

  • ellsbells

    Great post. I saw “Twilight” the movie, on the last day in was in our late run theater. (The day before it came out on DVD or really close to that.) Mostly curious. I had seen an article in the NYT back in November when Rob was being introduced in malls across America and it was billed as a crazy girl teen phenom then, even before the movie came out. It had a memorable picture along with it with him waving on a platform to a horde of girls. I saved it thinking I should check this “Twilight” movie out. I had no idea there were books. Did I mention the theater was nearly full when I went to see it at the $2 theater on a Tuesday afternoon? Shoulda guessed something was up.
    I loved the movie. I had no expectations going in. I loved the music, the story, the actors and especially the photography- the aerial shots, the green woods,–the date up in the trees was amazing. Magic.
    I walked out of the theater and bought New Moon and fell in love with the books, reading them in quick succession–I read “Twilight” the first book after reading BD. I was reading them in the hospital and they were an incredibly soothing distraction. My father in law was dying. Gave me something else to talk about with the nurses. After he died, I actually thought,”What would Alice do?” as I ran around doing errands, taking care of my mother in law and preparing for the funeral. I bonded with nieces and their moms by hosting a “Twilight” viewing after the funeral before everyone flew back across the country. I had started reading and rereading the books during this period too. I was rereading the books again at this point like an addict. And watching the movie. Filled the void at a time when I really needed it. My new guilty pleasure.
    (LTR, FF and Robsessed came along while I was waiting for Eclipse movie to come out bringing me to a whole new level of distraction and RobLove…)

  • ellsbells

    Great post. I saw “Twilight” the movie, on the last day in was in our late run theater. (The day before it came out on DVD or really close to that.) Mostly curious. I had seen an article in the NYT back in November when Rob was being introduced in malls across America and it was billed as a crazy girl teen phenom then, even before the movie came out. It had a memorable picture along with it with him waving on a platform to a horde of girls. I saved it thinking I should check this “Twilight” movie out. I had no idea there were books. Did I mention the theater was nearly full when I went to see it at the $2 theater on a Tuesday afternoon? Shoulda guessed something was up.
    I loved the movie. I had no expectations going in. I loved the music, the story, the actors and especially the photography- the aerial shots, the green woods,–the date up in the trees was amazing. Magic.
    I walked out of the theater and bought New Moon and fell in love with the books, reading them in quick succession–I read “Twilight” the first book after reading BD. I was reading them in the hospital and they were an incredibly soothing distraction. My father in law was dying. Gave me something else to talk about with the nurses. After he died, I actually thought,”What would Alice do?” as I ran around doing errands, taking care of my mother in law and preparing for the funeral. I bonded with nieces and their moms by hosting a “Twilight” viewing after the funeral before everyone flew back across the country. I had started reading and rereading the books during this period too. I was rereading the books again at this point like an addict. And watching the movie. Filled the void at a time when I really needed it. My new guilty pleasure.
    (LTR, FF and Robsessed came along while I was waiting for Eclipse movie to come out bringing me to a whole new level of distraction and RobLove…)

  • Anonymous

    I saw the movie before I read the book. My initial thought re: the movie was not favorable. I didn’t have a FB account back then, but I did find an email I sent to a friend (who is a YA author in Australia). She asked me what I thought about Twilight, and here’s my response:

    “Twilight, ugh. OK, they are teens and lusty and totally in love but they don’t have sex? WTF? How unrealistic. I didn’t have sex as a teen but only because I didn’t have a boyfriend or vampire stalker(thanks, parents, for moving me around all the time, none of those places being newbie friendly Forks!). The whole wait until marriage lesson was a bit overboard. And vampires who don’t crave human blood, that’s BS. Why bother even making Edward a vampire, why not make him a unicorn? Seriously. I think Edward should be a unicorn instead. He can nibble carrots, quote Jane Austen, and Bella can ride off into magic ponyland with him. Later Virgin Mary can conceive for them.”

    Good thing this site doesn’t have a thumbs down option. Sorry, it looks like I hated it first time around. But I guess it had such an impact that I had to see it again (again = 9 times). And then read all the books. And then see all subsequent sequels. And then make nearly 300 postings here in a few months. Yah, I must really hate it!

    • nocoolname

      This sort of reminds me of my best friend who claims to hate the books (but actually PURCHASED them) and the movies (but goes to see them in the theater WHEN THEY FIRST COME OUT). I guess even when you “hate” them you can’t really really hate them. There’s just something about this darn series that gets to people, if you give it a half a chance.

      Seriously, The Meyer might not be ready for a Pulitzer or anything like that, but I think she’s a genius. She tapped into something with the female of the species that makes us sort of lose our minds a bit.

      • nocoolname

        Ok, another thought about why the series “gets” to us: You know when you have an intense, good (romantic) dream and then you wake up and can’t really remember it entirely or describe it but it sort of haunts you all day? Well I think SM had one of those dreams (the meadow scene) but then did what most of us can’t do – she wrote it down in a way that not only captured her emotional dream experience but also in a way that allowed others to have that same haunting feeling, too. THAT’S why the books get to us so much.

        This may not be an epiphany to anyone else but it is to me.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, something in the Twilight series “stuck” with me, even though the “true love waits” (for marriage) message was a little irritating. But if I think about that message from an intended audience perspective, it makes more sense. It is a story about the many forms of love: true love, unrequited love, parental love, friendship love, clan love. And at least as Hardwicke shot it, it promoted nature love – pristine forests, oceans, clean beaches, tall trees, rain, sun, open meadows.

          I think if you ask most people if they want to relive high school, their answer is no. But if you ask anyone if they want to relive those deep crazy feelings of first love and figuring out who you are in life, the answer might be different. I think S. Meyer captured those thrilling feelings and let people re-experience (or in many cases, experience) them.

          • nocoolname

            Yep. She captured the thrill, and even if we are really, really happy with our lives and relationships, that’s appealing.

            And I actually loved the “true love waits” bit, but hey, I’m a good Mormon girl myself, so you know. It was my mantra, too. :)

          • Anonymous

            True love waits – it’s not a bad mantra, especially you are up for it.

            I waited. And waited. Then when I felt I waited long enough, I settled for some creepy old (well old for me at the time – he was 32, LOL) locksmith who I was not in love with. He was no Edward. Or Charlie. He was closer to Buttcrack Santa, with a dash of Mike Newton. Ooof. Should have waited a little longer for true love.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, THIS. It really gives me that butterfly in stomach “SWOOON” feeling. I can totally ignore the literary shortcomings, because somehow she was able to get the CrazyLove across. Whatever she did, it works.

          • TeamSeth

            Somewhere between our chagrin and scowling, we were all dazzled and had to remind ourselves to breathe.

        • JustGoWithIt

          I never thought of it that way. It’s true. I have dreams that I have the best idea ever, and everyone is going to think it is genius, and I wake up and can’t even remember what it was about, because there was nothing actually there. Damn my dreams.

      • JustGoWithIt

        I have a friend that has “Twilight” sitting on her bookshelf, and has for the longest time. When asked about it (she got it because I recommended it), she said she doesn’t have the time to get to it. Hold on a darn minute. No time in the last year to read 1 YA novel? I keep waiting for her to breakdown whatever wall she has put up for herself that is keeping her from picking it up, and call me and confess. Waiting, waiting. I’m pretty certain she would love it.

        • TeamSeth

          I think you need to crack it open one day when you’re over and start reading aloud. Maybe the drive back to Forks where the fact that he’s a vampire is this giant pink elephant in the stupid, shiny Volvo. OR the blood sample chapter… when he carries her and she’s embarrassed and Newton is pissed and Edward and her have this wonderful moment and she can smell blood. “Humans can’t smell blood.” he said to me. “Well I can!” I retorted trying not to think about it. “It smells like rust.” (or something like that, I remember this scene better from Edward’s POV)

          Or some similar scene that won’t give too much away (she needs to make it to the meadow scene on her own, because the palm on the clavicle moment HAS to be led up to! “I just wanna try one thing… Clavicle!” See, not so hot when you rush into it!)

          once she hears you reading it with passion and fervor, in your best bella voice (practice beforehand!), she will beg you to go on. She will open the book that night, not telling anyone, and you’ll not hear from her for a few days. You might send her a sly text, “What part are you at?” and she’ll say, “In the jeep when she tells Emmett the Phoenix idea.” and you’ll have to remember that Emmett was actually with them when Beller had the idea to protect Charlie, and that in Phoenix they were at the airport and she used the two entry way bathroom to escape Alice. And she thought as she jumped onto the hotel shuttle, That’s where Edward would be left wondering and worrying about me. I knew that my scent would end there and he’d have no trail to go on.

          Aw, poor Bella! Poor Edward! SIGH. And to think I’ve only read this stupid book twice lol

          • Anonymous

            I want to snuggle this comment.

          • Anonymous

            We read aloud a good bit in our house, and Twi never comes out right when we read it… the dialog always ends up sounding totally melodramatic and we dissolve into fits of giggles. And then go back to reading quietly.

          • JustGoWithIt

            Like reading aloud with adults, or with kids? Either way, sound fun, just curious.

          • TeamSeth

            I want to do this! Read aloud. It’s such fun practice, and it’s quite good for improving public speaking abilities and conducting oneself in conversation more effectively. It really can bolster confidence too… plus it’s a good way, if standing and delivering the passages, to improve breathing and posture.

          • JustGoWithIt

            That just might work!

      • Anonymous

        you know, the girl who forced these books upon me against my will is all EYEROLL whenever I want to talk, but does the same thing: has them all in first edition hardcover, sees the movies the first day. Let The Love Flow, BABY. Life’s too short to be a stuck up snob, and I should know. ;)

        • nocoolname

          Yeah, what’s up with that? Ok, there are better writers out there, yes, and it’s about teenagers, yes, and there are TOTALLY BONKERS fans who give us normal ones a bad name just by association, but still. It’s OK to like it. Relax.

          I never mention it to my best friend at all any more. I don’t even ask her to see the movies with me or anything because I don’t want the fun sucked out of it for me. I like to see them with my sister, who is all Super Smart Medical Student Who Reads Real Books but gets that it’s ok to have a little fun. She never makes fun of me and was suitably impressed with Rob’s hotness to have a good time watching the movies with me.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t get it. I feel that we (okay, I speak for myself here) are old enough to just not care so much about how other people perceive us. Certainly to the point of Aggressively Stuffing Feelings Deep Down into Your Secret Garden. (erm. in a non-dirty way.) Like you said, there are the people who slobber over restaurant windows with homemade glitter signs and 3 Wolf Moon shirts who make the rest of us look bad, but that’s no reason to be a Fun Sucker. (again, in a non-dirty way. Or even in a dirty way. No Fun Sucking.)

            Also: “suitably impressed with Rob’s hotness”, I like it. If you can’t see The Pretty, you are dead to me. ;)

          • TeamSeth

            Um, there’s just NO WAY to read “aggressively stuffing deep down into your secret garden” in a non-sexual way. (btw, is that the symbolism in Secret Garden? Because when I read it in elementary/middle? school, I wholly and completely missed it. I feel like the world just opened up a little bigger for me. Erm, in a non-dirty way)

          • Anonymous

            When you read Cat in the Hat, did you realize Cat was the absentee divorced Dad? The kids had to make up some crazy version of him because they never knew who he really was. Or so I was told by an “expert.”. I guess the great part of fiction is you can join the ride.

          • Anonymous

            Cat in the Hat is a deadbeat dad, The Secret Garden is your lady area, Aslan is Jesus and Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret is actually about The Bay of Pigs Invasion. FictionFTW!

          • TeamSeth

            doesn’t she get her period in that?

          • TeamSeth

            I always liked the book Wonder. It was so great. Except that I didn’t know what pumps were (thought they were sneakers) and I couldn’t understand what age junior high was because we had middle school in my parts.

          • TeamSeth

            I hated Cat in the Hat. Is that bad? He was so obnoxious. DS had MUCH better works

    • Ish

      Ladies and unicorns I think we have a winner!

      • Ish

        oops that was supposed to go under natteringyeahrobber. xx

      • TeamSeth

        I concur! Anyone who mentions Edward being a unicorn is automatic win.

        • natteringyeahrobber

          When I came to LTT/LTR, everyone was talking about unicorns and I didn’t know what “unicorns” (in a LTT/LTR sense) meant. I had to actually ask someone on LTR – I think it was TOO who graciously clued me in. I still think an alternate version of Twilight with unicorns instead of vampires would be funny,though. Especially the unicorn fight scenes. And werewolves trying to outrun unicorns etc… Bella to Edward “you…eat carrots, all the time…you have this amazing mane without ever shampooing…you run like the wind and are majestic and free…you sometimes touch your head, as if a horn were there…SAY IT EDWARD, SAY IT”.

          • TeamSeth

            I’m sorry. We’re not friends anymore because you changed your avatar.

            “Say it, Edward, Say it!”
            “Mr. Tumnus.”

  • http://www.talksupe.wordpress.com snowwhitedrifted

    I blogged on my 1 year twi-versary, about my first time…
    http://talksupe.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/its-my-1-year-twi-versary/

    • Stacey

      Aww… I remember that post. Talk Supe memories… I was going to write mine last week, but got busy with house stuff. But I did finally watch Twilight drinking a gin and tonic. I felt like a Twivirgin all over again. I should blog about that. Maybe. When I get some time. :0)

    • Anonymous

      “Oh I have been over vampires since the mid nineties.” – LOL.

      I found LTT AFTER the watching the leg hitch scene in Eclipse. I wish I had a place to go after watching that, someone to commiserate with. I only had myself at the time – just sitting there and thinking “what should I call that….what just happened.”

      Oh, LEG HITCH. Wish I’d found this site earlier.

      • TeamSeth

        GASP! I knew you were new, but after watching the leg hitch! Wow. That’s like…super new. I feel like you and your Robert underwater and in the space void wrestling a man in a bear suit has been here for so long!

        • Anonymous

          Srsly, what IS your avatar? And don’t you have somethigng different on LTR? (i guess i could just go check, lol)

          • TeamSeth

            (it’s the baseball scene from Twi when Rob and Emmett both go to catch the ball right when the lightning hits)

          • Anonymous

            Thanks girls, got it. Isn’t Emmett like a bear?! It’s like an optical illusion but I see it all very clearly now!

  • OlyPen

    I bought a paperback copy of Twilight to keep me company on a flight to San Francisco with my daughter a few years ago. Twilight was getting a lot of attention, but I consider myself a “literary snob” and I was mortified when women I did not know kept approaching me to chat about the book when they saw me carrying it. I did not read it at that time and put it on a book shelf at home and eventually gave it away unread. Fast forward a few years and I came across the first film on the Movie Channel or Showtime. Watching the film I could ignore some of the glaring, made – me -squirm parts that were not so well done because the characters were so compelling, (especially Ed-Rob).Uh-oh, I could feel something happening to me, now I had to have the book(s)!!! I bought a copy of Twilight and I swear I did not come up for air in the short period of time it took me to read it. I even took it to work (fortunately I worked in a field where my office door was always locked to keep people out), and whenever I had a moment I was reading. I raced through all the books in record time and have re read them compulsively. I would be ashamed to admit how often I have watched the films.This is not normal behavior for me. I am old…….I have “credentials”, I work in a profession not given to romantic obsession with literary characters and plots. I am ruined and I don’t care! I am in the Twilight closet, not even my close friends know…..aaargh, ( I may need rehab ). I also live in Washington State…….coincidence? ( I think not)

    • nocoolname

      It’s nice to be among friends, isn’t it?

      • OlyPen

        Large sigh! Yes, thanks, it is beyond nice!

    • TeamSeth

      So… you’ve been to Forks, right?

      • OlyPen

        I am ashamed to say no, I have been to Klaloch and Port Angeles and I lived in Port Townsend, which, if you have not been there is a “must see” jewel of a town (think North Olympic Peninsula victorian homes, seaport), and in my work I have had several folks from Forks on my caseload, but, (hanging head), have not visited. I think if I announced, “Hey, think I am gonna drive up/over to Forks by myself” (you all know it’s not on the way to anywhere from here, which is why Carlisle chose it), then my family would think I had finally gone around the bend, because as far as they know, I don’t know anyone in Forks. But I must say I know how to get there and I think about just sneakin’ off for a day trip……we are blessed to live in this beautiful place. I can look out of my bedroom window and see the Olympic Mountains covered in snow right now and the sun is trying to shine too, heaven!

        • TeamSeth

          Um… I’m gonna have to say, no excuses here! Assuming Klaloch is actually Kalaloch (cuz I can’t find a Klaloch, WA and I’ve been to Kalaloch), how can it be possibly that you’ve gone from Port Townsend to Kalaloch w/out passing through Forks? There’s just no other way! I suppose you could cut south then west again, but why? I mean, take the ferry over and then through Port Angeles and then drive, drive, drive, hit that gorgeous lake, drive, drive, go through Beaver, WA (heh), and then BAM there you are in Forks. Right about to hit the turn off to go to La Push.

          All I’m saying is, you gotta go to the Olympic Park from *that* side. Seriously, how could you NOT go to the Sol Duc Hot Springs over there? My sister and I went…we had a glorious time! It even snowed on us and we saw tons of deer. Uneaten ones at that. Anyway…you’re right… heaven for sure. I loved looking back from the ferry over to Victoria and seeing the peaks over Port Angeles. So pretty! :)

          • OlyPen

            When I went to Kalaloch Lodge, I was living in the south sound so got to the ocean from I 5 near Olympia and then north. When I lived on the North Peninsula (Port Townsend), I didn’t go to Forks (only Port Angeles) because my work sent me over there.(Twilight books had not been published, yet). I am currently living on one of the many islands in Puget Sound. My job was “eliminated” last December due to “budget cuts”. We do have a big deer population, and raccoons are everywhere, and eagles, and of course, our precious Puget Sound Orcas. I knew when I came to Washington many years ago, I would stay here forever.

          • TeamSeth

            Aw! Yay! Mr. Seth and I are planning to come up for the orcas. If you could possibly maybe let me know when they show up in force, then it’d make planning our trip easier/more effective.

            Yeah, I love Oregon. It’s so beautiful. But the trees in the Olympic Penn. are just soooo phenomenal. Seriously though, you need to go to La Push and the first, second, and third beaches there. And try their smoked salmon. The whole thing is worth it, for sure. If I made the five hour drive, you can def. make the drive ;) Family vacation!!!!

          • OlyPen

            Best whale watching is off Limekiln on San Juan Island, (the San Juan archipelago is another “must see” in our part of of the world.) So beautiful! A fabulous 2 hour ferry ride from the mainland north of Seattle. I was lucky enough to live on San Juan Island for about a year. Our house was up above Friday Harbor. When I first moved there I would sit on the porch in the evening, I kept hearing sounds like something big falling in the water. I eventually learned it was the whales breaching and “tail slapping” at the mouth of the harbor. Seeing the Orcas is nothing less than a spiritual experience, it has never failed to bring tears to my eyes. They do come down to the part of Puget Sound where I am living now, we get our information from this website-http://www.orcanetwork.org/ (Check it out!)
            I get Twitter alerts! Please support organizations that object to keeping Orcas in captivity, it’s a crime against nature!

          • OlyPen

            My bad! Fingers are going faster than my brain! Here’s the correct website: http://www.orcanetwork.org :)

          • TeamSeth

            Yay this is so awesome! I know what you mean about the spiritual aspect. When we were in Kruger last summer and saw a leopard, it was just so moving. Hard to express fully. I just felt so privileged and blessed to be able to see such majestic animals.

            And yes, the website worked :)

        • Anonymous

          Stop OlyPen, please stop!!!!! I love WA. I lived in Lacey for one short year. I have friends whom I love dearly there. I was in Fork and La Push in August with my bestie who was awesome enough to drive two hours there. She knows my obsession (somewhat) and has read the books herself, but not a huge fan, outwardly anyway.

          I’ll post my virigin experience in a bit. I’ve been so busy and it’s killing me. Reading LTT during short breaks at work. Just briefly, I think many of us were put off by the huge fan base and response. That right there will make me not interested in something. Sometimes I eventually come around, if it’s worth it.

          I don’t really have anyone to talk about Twilight so found that I coudl exhale when I found LTT. I was able to get my mom hooked. I would watch the movies 100 times if I didn’t have to deal with the looks from my family. I have read the books 4 times each though. It has changed my world and made me love to read again, if not truly for the first time in my life.

          • OlyPen

            Methinks we are lucky to have found this outlet. So far no 12 step programs for Twilight Addicts. Besides, I’m thinkin’ I don’t want to recover. I think the theme of the books resonates with women of all ages, most of us who have lived awhile have had a “star crossed” love affair. Some of us, (me) were not brave enough to follow our hearts. In my case, I know my “lost” love was “the One” and all these many years later, I still regret letting go of him. Always will…

          • natteringyeahrobber

            Lost loves are the most painful. Especially lost unrealized love. I had one of those. Only I didn’t have a chance to follow my heart since I was young and at the whim of my parents. Just as I was about to start a relationship with my best friend, my parents moved us across the country. That was the end of him. I guess our story was more of a Jacob-Bella story than Edward-Bella. Jacob will never know how it might have worked out . I’m sure in Jacob’s dreams, his 4 child-puppies are all tucked in bed and he is spooning Bella. Oh well. So much for that. He’ll probably think of her forever, even after he’s married, especially whenever he walks down that stretch of La Push beach on a rainy day. Maybe he goes to La Push on rainy days just to remember. I think of my lost love occasionally. Mostly during Jacob scenes.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I too have had a lost love, star crossed lover,m but then I found my
            Jacob. Although a small part of my heart will always be missing, I don’t
            regret any of the 20+ years with him.

  • OlyPen

    I bought a paperback copy of Twilight to keep me company on a flight to San Francisco with my daughter a few years ago. Twilight was getting a lot of attention, but I consider myself a “literary snob” and I was mortified when women I did not know kept approaching me to chat about the book when they saw me carrying it. I did not read it at that time and put it on a book shelf at home and eventually gave it away unread. Fast forward a few years and I came across the first film on the Movie Channel or Showtime. Watching the film I could ignore some of the glaring, made – me -squirm parts that were not so well done because the characters were so compelling, (especially Ed-Rob).Uh-oh, I could feel something happening to me, now I had to have the book(s)!!! I bought a copy of Twilight and I swear I did not come up for air in the short period of time it took me to read it. I even took it to work (fortunately I worked in a field where my office door was always locked to keep people out), and whenever I had a moment I was reading. I raced through all the books in record time and have re read them compulsively. I would be ashamed to admit how often I have watched the films.This is not normal behavior for me. I am old…….I have “credentials”, I work in a profession not given to romantic obsession with literary characters and plots. I am ruined and I don’t care! I am in the Twilight closet, not even my close friends know…..aaargh, ( I may need rehab ). I also live in Washington State…….coincidence? ( I think not)

  • TeamSeth

    My sister introduced me to it. If the HP5 release date hadn’t been moved and Twilight replaced it, Twilight never would have entered our lives. Her fury at this event caused her to “Swear off the whole Twilight saga forever!” As if it could possibly live up to Harry Potter! (which, she will def. argue that it does not…my sister is a super duper Harry Potter fan). Then it was Thanksgiving weekend and we were driving to my aunt’s for the whole turkey deal and she brought Twilight–borrowed from one of her high school students (she’s a teacher)–along for the ride. I get car sick when reading, but we were all stuffed in the Highlander (BIL, her, me in the backseat) and I couldn’t help but glance over. We were going 2.5 hrs to Jacksonville after all, ironically. Anyway, I came in during the scene where Charlie presents her with the truck. Then I turned to watch the trees so I wouldn’t feel nauseous. When I turned back again she was at the cafeteria scene. How exciting! So, I got to be there for the introduction of Edward. That was all I read.

    She finished the book that weekend and went to see the movie. I’m not sure with who. But then it was a Tuesday and she *HAD* to go see it again, but didn’t want to go alone. So I got a phone call. I had to be up for work early, but sister bonding time, why not. So, I came along, concerned it’d be a scary movie. She assured me it was not. Then that opening scene with the deer–she said “This might be scary. I dunno. It’s not in the book.” It wasn’t. Thankfully.

    After seeing it, I told Mr. Seth he really should see it. That I thought he’d like it. Then there was that spell of telling him “You need to protect me.” and “You can’t leave me.” and such things. That movie does things to you, you know! I didn’t even realize it until we were sat there watching and Bella’s all you can’t leave me, we can’t be apart. And I was just major facepaw. Luckily Mr. Seth didn’t mention it.

    FINALLY I asked to borrow the book. By the time I did that, my sister was on book 4. We had several “reading parties” on her living room couch. I read Midnight Sun before reading NM (yes, really) because she had to get the copy from her student and I needed my fix after Twilight. Once I had NM though, I sat for a whole Saturday and read. Mr. Seth left me on the couch to go work out, when he returned 3 hours later, I hadn’t moved. It was like Bella in the Lykke Li scene, but happier.

    After that I did a self-imposed ban. I’d not been sleeping and work was beginning to get worried. My sister got the books for xmas, so that was good: easier time borrowing :) In February I read Eclipse, or tried to anyway. That took about a month and I may or may not have skimmed over some parts. Then finally BD. Which I kind of put off, because, well… you all know why. So, I wasn’t that reading frenzy like vashta narada is to flesh, but, yeah. And I can distinctly remember my sister saying in a very embarrassed manner, “I like it a lot. I’m even reading websites and blogs.” Aww! It’s okay, sis!

    • Chokingondust

      Completely WAY ot—Doctor Who starts April 23…….

      • TeamSeth

        I am SO glad someone saw that reference.

        And yes, I know. I know I know! Sooooo excited. Getting super excited and bouncy now at work. Must.Calm.Down. Squeeeee!!!!

        Today on the elevator up to my office I actually said, “To hell with the raggedy!” LOL I’m going to fire up my season 5 soon to prep me for the oncoming awesome. Shot in utah too! Such win! “I want to be in America! Okay by me in America!” :)

  • Anonymous

    First I heard of it was ‘an American Version of HP’, and I went ‘ugh’, I am never, never, NEVER reading it. Then I saw a movie poster of a bunch of emo teenagers and I said I am most definately not seeing it. Then I finished the last HP book and had a minimeltdown and in a confused mental state went out and begrudgingly bought Twilight ….and THEN!!! Well finally I found LTT and posted my first ever comment on the new fangled internetty thingo all the kids were on…and completely messed it up. But I think it’s here somewhere *flipping through dusty LTT archives*……

  • JustGoWithIt

    The first times I was aware of Twilight before reading or seeing it was seeing Rob stalking and swooning pictures of Rob and naked pictures of Ashley on Perez Hilton. I kind of wondered why pictures of this Robert Pattinson were on the site everyday, since I had no idea who he was or what he did.

    • JustGoWithIt

      I’m kind of surprised I didn’t see anything else about it. I guess I don’t have any particular contact with teenagers besides seeing them smoking joints at the park while I am there with my kids, and having to be present during their very loud, very annoying conversations while riding on the bus.

      • TeamSeth

        Oh I hate those conversations! Worse than the loud woman who’s always on her telephone and has that super annoying laugh. Ugh. Just so annoying! And teens’ conversations NEVER make any sense! I just want to be like “There, there, it’ll be fine. Give it 4 years, sweat pea.” Yesterday, there were two girls of questionable age (15? 19? Undeterminable for following content) and one friend was so quiet I thought that the talker was on the phone! But the talker said, “So I asked him how many girls he’s been with and he says “like how?”. So what does that mean? I mean, what should I say? I mean like how many girls has he made out with or whatever? Or I dunno. Or does it even matter?” and I was just like don’t turn around TS, don’t do it. Don’t turn around and tell her, “If he has to clarify “like how” it means he’s been having sex with more than one girl. USE A CONDOM or just end the whole relationship now.” I just… sigh. I don’t know how you teachers do it!!!!

        • JustGoWithIt

          I can’t a lot of “dude, I was so drunk last night. Remember when we met that sketchy guy in the alley, and he totally like smoked a joint with us? I was so stoned” followed by talk of fights, and planning on how wasted they are going to get tonight.

  • Anonymous

    BURN! Cannot find Virgin post, must be in the Crazies file.

    • Anonymous

      Seriously Moon? I get sent to the Crazies and this didn’t? Hmmph. (at least i don’t think this was my comment).

      Harue Ichikawa, on May 30, 2009 at 7:42 pm said:
      omg i LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE TAYLOR OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM (FOR ETERNITY) :] :] :]

      • TeamSeth

        I actually wouldn’t put that comment past you… ;)

        • Anonymous

          I am mayn’t embarrased to know and giggle at Jacob/Taylor emoticom. Anyway, am pretty sure I have never been Japanese so I think I’m in the clear. Yep, I’m going with that. (:::) oh, just realized how easy it would be to extend that emoticom. Dignity please don’t fail me!

  • Brenn

    I came to Twilight via my son. His 8th grade girlfriend told him he wanted to have a ‘Bella – Edward’ relationship. I thought WTF, and decided to read the book. This was long before the movie and after I quickly read the first three books (that horrible BD wasn’t released yet), I learned two things. First off, I had a huge crush Edward–the crush got really intense when the delicious RP took the movie role, I mean COME ON, he’s so dreamy! And second, my son had to break up with this psycho. He did, Thank God.

    But I have yet to break up with RP. ;)

    • Brenn

      ooopss typo SHE wanted to have the Bella Edward relationship.

    • natteringyeahrobber

      Yes, Bella + Edward relationship = RUN FOR THE HILLS. Or alternatively, ENJOY! Darn it, now I don’t know how to react anymore.

      Good luck trying to break up with Rob. It’s impossible. But you know that already. :)

      • natteringyeahrobber

        Looks like I have a new avatar – my LTR avatar has CROSSED the state line, into LTT. I was worried that might one day happen.

        • Brenn

          Hi NYR, nice seeing you–and your avatar– here. I’m pretty sure your kids en’t as old as mine so let me give you this word of warning: when they first show interest in the opposite sex, start drinking. heavily.

          Off to find the vodka.

        • TeamSeth

          Scoffs. Crossed the state line. Pshaw, you totally kidnapped it. I’m so mad.

          But seriously, I do agree E + B = oh HALE no!

        • Anonymous

          Nat, your avatars are giving me whiplash!! No wonder I’m confused! Now I see an apple and your blue lagoon Rpatz on LTT and a beautiful man on LTR! WTHale!!!!

          • natteringyeahrobber

            I know. I know. I created a monster when I created a LTR avatar. I knew it was a bad idea, I knew it would come over to this site and haunt me. Now I’ve got to wonder if there are any other websites I’ve ever commented using this email address…is my Rob avi now on THOSE sites too? I mean, now I cannot possibly comment on political events or legal discussions using that email address. I should try to be taken seriously asking about the Rule 9(b) particularity pleading requirement in the context of civil qui tam actions WITH AN RPATTZ AVI??? Then again, maybe my questions might get answered if Rob is my avatar. I mean, hundreds of questions – would you answer the questioner with the scales of justice avi or the Rob avi. Rob can handle the truth!

          • Anonymous

            Really I’m just jealous that I didn’t think to use multiple avi’s!!! That just means double thePretty!
            (thanks, I am now!)

          • Anonymous

            And you didn’t answer what your LTT avi is!

          • Anonymous

            OK, ok. It’s the moment where Edward and Emmett crash into each other when they are playing vampire baseball. Thunder in the background. Or it is Dali Rob dancing with a bear underwater. Up to you.

          • TeamSeth

            You can actually still post political commentary. Everyone will just think the avi is a pic of you and that you’re a hot man in a pensive state who may or may not be a model. Just Sayin. I have faith in the political commentary people not having a clue who Rob is… esp. at that itty bitty size.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know. Rob appeals to a lot of people, not just Twi-fans, not just Twi-moms, not just teenagers. I would venture to say that most women on political/legal sites would probably know who he is. I would not be at all surprised if Sonia Sotomayor, Nancy Pelosi and Michelle Obama all have crushes on him. Sure, they cannot openly talk about his nuts/nads as we can, but there’s a possibility.

          • TeamSeth

            “All that I had, is all I’m gonna get.”

          • natteringyeahrobber

            Yes, maybe Michelle Obama can get the roundy-round camera treatment. She can be looking out the oval office window, forlorn, watching the seasons change. Waking up late at night, screaming. Just sort of clutching on tight to the memory of that time Rob came to the WH for dinner. Or Sotomayor. In the Supreme Court, reading brief after brief as the camera circles around her. At one point she gets so frustrated that she just sweeps all the books and pleadings off of her desk and curls up on the floor in fetal position. She opens her locket and looks at Rob. And then gets up and dusts off her robe, before Alito can see her like that.

          • Anonymous

            Oh, for the time and patience to do a fan video of just this…

            You should live closer to me. (actually I don’t know where you live but I assume it is not close to me. I have no basis for this assumption.)

      • JustGoWithIt

        I am having trouble figuring out what a Bella and Edward relationship would be. Ooo, I guess if you look at it from a one can’t live without the other, that would be bad. On the other hand, if it is a you use lots of mouse for your bouffant and I wear lots of flannel, I don’t see the harm. Wait a minute, a we makeout with a blanket between us, clothes on only? That can’t be bad from a parent’s perspective.

        • JustGoWithIt

          I spelled mousse wrong. Sorry, caught that as I posted it.

          • TeamSeth

            It made for a good giggle though, so I’m kind of glad you did…

        • Anonymous

          Yes, from parent perspective E&B’s sexual relationship isn’t bad- or as Charlie would say, “I like this guy/girl even more.” I hope to raise boys who treat women with respect and care, and if they want to use chastity blankets to impress the ladies, so be it (as long as it’s not my favorite couch blanket, and as long as they don’t get any ideas about moving away and never contacting me again).

          • Anonymous

            Chastity Blanket! hahahahaha! “Mom, we’re going to my room!” “Okay, don’t forget your chastity blanket!” hee!

          • TeamSeth

            Says MarbleNutSlut.

            (ps, all your whiskey talk is killing me. It kills me. I’m off the booze until 4/24 and I’m just… sigh. Whimper and a shake. Shhh)

          • Anonymous

            **pets** Sorry, baby. I will try to keep the whiskey talk to a minimum until the end of April. Then I will talk of gin and Pimms cups!

            Also, I am sort of loving my new name. It makes me giggle.

          • JustGoWithIt

            What was your old name?

          • Anonymous

            My name here and everywhere online is/was Tracitalynne (another stupid nickname that just sort of stuck and now is with me forever), but then I start talking about vampire anatomy and sexual frustration and well, here we are. I kind of like it, though. :)

          • TeamSeth

            I love it. And your avi is epic.

          • Anonymous

            Hee. Thanks!

        • Brenn

          Here’s how the girlfriend defined a Bella + Edward relationship: she wanted my son to be her lifelong partner, make a vow to never be separated and she was totally suffocating him–to the point of alienation from his guy friends and his family. Not good.

          • JustGoWithIt

            Yeah, that’s not good.

          • Anonymous

            Wow. That’s pretty intense, I think it goes beyond even E&B.

          • TeamSeth

            Yup. That’s like… why my mom hates the Twilight books. lol

  • http://www.twitwitter.ning.com Cyndi Jo

    I was clueless walking around in a Twilight fog-less cloud. I had no idea I even had cougar-tendencies until I on a whim bought that Twilight Dvd because the cover looked *interesting* My son came in with some friend and JT said “Oh my wife has those books.” Books? Book? This was based on a book?
    Having Interview with a Vampire being the controversial book during my tween years.. okay teen years. I was intrigued. He brought me her Twilight and New Moon. 100 pages in I gave them back. Went to Barnes & Nobles and bought my own copies. (don’t to share mommy porn)
    I would like to say the rest is history..until one day I get a random tweet inviting me to Twilight Role play on twitwitter.ning.com
    I was a Trekkie *spread finger salute*
    I was/am a Jedi/Sith Master. *ignite light saber*
    Now I am also a sparkly vampire. And more than pretending to be a vampire its turned more into helping mold better writers and critical thinkers. I’ve become a segregate mom to tweens and older the world around. (i would never say grandma)
    So to my darling beloved albeit pretend sister Rose (@the_blonde_1) thank you and your clacking high heels for almost 2 years of fun.

    • TeamSeth

      Gasp. You’re a Twi LARPer?! That’s kind of… that’s, well, that really merits a letter, I think.

      • JustGoWithIt

        I second the motion.

  • http://letterstotwilight.com UnintendedChoice

    oh dear lord…. i said “kick ass”

    you know i’m totally first hand embarrassed to be partaking in this virgin week…

    just WAIT until you read my review guys… ugh… i shudder… can’t believe i’m going to be sharing it!

  • Ish

    why was it today, as I was licking furiously my first ice cream scoop, that I had to think of Marble nut slut….

    • Anonymous

      It’s all part of The MarbleNutSlut World Domination Plan for Domination of the World and Becoming Best Friends with Benefits with Robert Pattinson….Plan!

      • Ish

        I´m in

      • TeamSeth

        Is that a life insurance plan?

        • Anonymous

          It’s a “Life is Awesome Because I Dominate RPattz’s MarbleNuts
          (and he likes it that way)” Plan!

          • TeamSeth

            A Life is Awesome plan! WIN!

          • Anonymous

            Question: Does Rob have marble nuts?! I thought that you were just going for Edward’s!! (rob’s are spoken for here! hehe)

          • Anonymous

            Are you asking me? Wait, let me find out.

            *gropes around in the sheets*

            “Scuze me, deary. Just checking something….”

            *squeezes gently*

            ****YELP!****

            Okay I am back. Nope, he has just the regular, squishy kind. I suppose if I get to *choose*, all things being equal and B not being in the equation, a mythical superstrong superfast creature that also happens to resemble RP would be like RP+Plus, so yes. I will take EC, you take RP.

            I am glad we sorted that.

  • Anonymous

    Chris Weitz just answered a tweet with “yes. No. Maybe.” Must…Resist…RT…”to get to the other side”….Must…Resist!

    • TeamSeth

      Tell him! Tell him! Tell him you love him!

    • Anonymous

      And why would you resist? CW might be your Rob BFFw/B “in” – work it.Didn’t he post a few days ago that he was limiting to 10 tweets a day? He’s posted at least 50 today. At least. So much for 10. I’m falling in love with him, I swear.

      Maybe you are my in for CW. Work it for both of us.

      • TeamSeth

        I’m sure they’ll let you join Twitter yourself… But perhaps you’re more of a “my friend thinks you’re cute” kind of person?

        I agree though, NutSlut needs to GET AFTER IT! Do not pass go, do not collect $200 dollars. Go directly to C-Dubs and get your in, girl!

        • Anonymous

          Oh jebus am I now just NutSlut? Alright, how does this sound:

          Dear CDub: My friend likes you, do you like her yes or no? Also: plz help me get into RP’s pants. I promise it will be epic. Thx!

          • natteringyeahrobber

            Does anyone else call him CDub? Because if not, you should, it will get his attention. And per your earlier message, you do need to make certain modifications.

            CDUB. NUTSLUT HERE, WHY DONT YOU RETURN MY MESSAGES. IS U VERIFIED OR IS U NOT. MY FRIEND WANTS TO VERIFY U. DO YOU GET IT CDUB? WHAT IS RPATTZS NUMBER, FAKE DIRECTOR? WHO ARE YOU? ANSER ME PLZ! I AM SLUT4NUTS. #100THINGSABOUTME.

          • TeamSeth

            C-DUB: I NOW U MERRYED BUT MY FREND WANTS TO GET IN UR PANTS LIKE I WANT TO GET IN ROBS PANTS. IFYAKNOWWHATIMSAYIN

          • TeamSeth

            (IN UR MUSTARD PANTS)

          • Anonymous

            these are all excellent suggestions. I will let you know what I find out.

      • Anonymous

        I am resisting because my little teeny heart can’t take the rejection. I’ve tweeted my Thoughtful Question twice now (TWICE!) and he seems to only answer things in ALL CAPS, misspelled, or about verification.

        Although I had not thought to bring sex into it…maybe I will ask how he feels about BFwBs.

        • TeamSeth

          BFwBs could be spelled out in many ways as many things…

          So, maybe just this:
          C-DUB, R THEY OR R THEY NOT BARES? YOUR A FAKE NEWAYZ. LOLLLOLZ!

  • JenJadeEyes

    How did it begin? My 14-year-old niece begged me to take her to vampire movie, since the grandma she lived with is a Jehovah’s Witness and won’t take her. I say that I don’t want to go to a gory movie either. She insists it’s a love story. I give her the evil eye, and threaten to do her bodily harm if she’s lying to me. She swears she’s not.

    There are four things I remember clearly from seeing the movie the first time without having read any of the books. 1 – This whispered conversation during the movie: “Why does that boy look like he’s going to throw up? I really don’t wanna see him puke!” “It’s because she smells too good.” “That makes him want to throw up?” 2 – My niece huffing and puffing about how messed up the bookstore/attack/dinner scene was, and there was no coat, either. 3 – The nose cannula during the hospital scene kept moving and it bugged the hell out of me. 4 – After the movie was over, my niece stated plainly, “The book was a lot funnier.”

    The next time I go to Costco, and I see a boxed set of Twilight books. I realize that my niece had asked my Mom to buy her one of the paperbacks on a previous visit. I buy the set, thinking it would be a nice way to have all the books together in one spot. When I got the set home, I realized the shrink-wrap had ripped off the front of the set, so I decided I would read the first book (carefully, without breaking the spine, of course, so the niece wouldn’t know…).

    Within hours, I’m calling the niece, agreeing the book was a lot funnier, talking about various points in the book, and demanding she tell me how it ends. She refuses, and I spend the next three days plowing through the rest of the books, all the while sending messages to my niece that go something like this: “Bella was nicer to the vampire punk than I would have been after he jilted me,” and “RENESMEE? REALLY?” When I realized there was not enough room left in BD for the big fight that SM was building up to, I called her and said in a dejected tone, “There’s no fight, is there?” She was concerned for my mental state, so she kept me on the line until I cheered up a bit.

    I will always credit my niece for this addiction, even if she’s wrong and is Team Jacob.

    • Anonymous

      100+ points for being bugged by the nose cannula. And I love the bio lab puke-reaction scene, especially as the fan carries Bella’s scent across the room to Edward. His look of total disgust. Only Rob can make Edward’s dry-heaves look HOT.

    • TeamSeth

      She’s right–the book is a lot funnier. Huh. I never thought of it that way before.

    • TeamSeth

      I totally love that she wouldn’t tell you the ending and that she kept you on the line to make sure you were ok. She’s awesome!

  • JenJadeEyes

    How did it begin? My 14-year-old niece begged me to take her to vampire movie, since the grandma she lived with is a Jehovah’s Witness and won’t take her. I say that I don’t want to go to a gory movie either. She insists it’s a love story. I give her the evil eye, and threaten to do her bodily harm if she’s lying to me. She swears she’s not.

    There are four things I remember clearly from seeing the movie the first time without having read any of the books. 1 – This whispered conversation during the movie: “Why does that boy look like he’s going to throw up? I really don’t wanna see him puke!” “It’s because she smells too good.” “That makes him want to throw up?” 2 – My niece huffing and puffing about how messed up the bookstore/attack/dinner scene was, and there was no coat, either. 3 – The nose cannula during the hospital scene kept moving and it bugged the hell out of me. 4 – After the movie was over, my niece stated plainly, “The book was a lot funnier.”

    The next time I go to Costco, and I see a boxed set of Twilight books. I realize that my niece had asked my Mom to buy her one of the paperbacks on a previous visit. I buy the set, thinking it would be a nice way to have all the books together in one spot. When I got the set home, I realized the shrink-wrap had ripped off the front of the set, so I decided I would read the first book (carefully, without breaking the spine, of course, so the niece wouldn’t know…).

    Within hours, I’m calling the niece, agreeing the book was a lot funnier, talking about various points in the book, and demanding she tell me how it ends. She refuses, and I spend the next three days plowing through the rest of the books, all the while sending messages to my niece that go something like this: “Bella was nicer to the vampire punk than I would have been after he jilted me,” and “RENESMEE? REALLY?” When I realized there was not enough room left in BD for the big fight that SM was building up to, I called her and said in a dejected tone, “There’s no fight, is there?” She was concerned for my mental state, so she kept me on the line until I cheered up a bit.

    I will always credit my niece for this addiction, even if she’s wrong and is Team Jacob.

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