Once upon a time when I was a Twilight virgin…

Dear Twilight,

I cannot believe I’m about to partake in this “Twilight Week” Moon was so excited about (Read her letter from Monday if you have no idea what I’m talking about). Sure HER post was pretty 2nd-hand embarrassing, but it’s NOTHING like mine. Ugh.. the things I do for you…. Confess that I was once an innocent Twi-virgin…with great love for a sub-par movie…who referred to Rob as “Cedric” before saying his real name. Love me through this PLEASE:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I just re-read the book again.  And I.CANNOT.WAIT for the movie.  I bought my ticket already and plan on being there super early to get seats. I will be attending with other vampire-fiends like myself.

I would like a vampire-lover. It could be Bill or Edward, however, I’d prefer Edward. Although a shape-shifter like Sam would be fine too. I take that back. I do not like dogs. However… I do wish I was Bella….. lucky duck

[Ahem: Yes, I linked to a bunch of pictures of other vampires & shape shifters. And a duck]

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Perfect Bella

No one will care about this post except for [insert Moon’s real name], but that’s just how much I love you, [Moon]!

I saw Twilight twice so far :) (emphasis on the “so far” because I WILL see it again) I had quite realistic expectations for the movie- I love the book(s) SO MUCH that it wasn’t possible for the movie to be as good.  I wasn’t sure if I liked Cedric Diggory (aka Robert Pattison) as Edward, but I did think Kristen Stewart looked perfect for Bella.  First glance it looks like the Cullen family’s casting was spot-on!

I saw the movie at the sold out 7:15 show Friday night with some wonderful friends and 1,000 screaming tweens and teens.  I almost kicked a 9 year old’s ass b/c her shirt said “Team Jacob,” but then she explained that “it was the only shirt Hot Topic had left.” (She was only really 9) I screamed at the Harry Potter preview along with the rest of the crowd. (And held my eyes and ears shut for the Unborn preview- what the H!?)

The movie COMPLETELY met my expectations.  It stayed so close to the book and the things they changed were mostly positive (aka, bringing in the bad vamps early on- liked that). It went SO fast.  Scenes that took 1 month and 250 pages in the book happened in 5 minutes- I definitely could have used more Edward/Bella love time (and I LOVED the kissing scene). I was disappointed that the only time he kisses her neck or spends much time in that region was at the Prom scene- the imagery in the book of his obsession with smelling her blood from there is SO AMAZING and they really glossed over it in the movie. Overall- I loved it.  I also could have used less laughing from awkward teens and swooning every time Edward came on screen (Okay.. I swooned too) LOVED the music!

So, I’m this lucky duck who has a husband who knows how his wife obsesses over things.  So, he “invited” me to join him to see Twilight again last night.  I was excited- it was a sleepy, cold, rainy Monday night and I figured all the tweens were in bed.  THEY WERE.  The theater held only 6 guests plus us! This time, I was the only one who cheered for Harry Potter or swooned when Edward appeared!

"Brilliant Scene" according to Mr. Choice

I warned [Mr. Choice] that as a piece of art, the film would probably disappoint.  It’s so hard for me to guess what “outsiders” would think since I’m such an insider.  I’ve told him a lot about the story (again, I obsess) and I was convinced he would hate Bella and Edward.  He was hard to read throughout the movie (I felt like Edward trying to read Bella), except when Muse came on.  Then he sang along.

I absolutely loved my 2nd experience.  It was SO different seeing it with “adults.” While I think I came away from my first time thinking it was a movie made for teens, I didn’t think that the second time.  There were things I noticed that I didn’t the first time around- and I felt that the connection between Edward and Bella was much stronger.  I was really sensitive about what [Mr. Choice] thought since I loved it so much and he’s such a film buff.  His thoughts COMPLETELY shocked me!

I’m forcing him to blog what he told me last night about the movie. FORCING him.  He LOVED it. He’s familiar with Catherine Hardwicke, the director, and thought it was her best film. He loved the cinematography, the actors, the chemistry between Bella and Edward.  And he thought the baseball scene was brilliant (it was- I tried the “Alice leg” last night- and failed miserably) He started played Muse the minute we got home! He said that this movie will get overlooked because of the demographic- but it shouldn’t.  He said no one would take it seriously, but it should be.  He thought it was as perfectly done as it could have been.  Even some of the things about the screenplay that I didn’t like, he thought were perfect.  He said he was just WAITING for it get cheesy- and it never did.  He even liked Stephanie Meyer’s cheesiest line “So the Lion fell in love with the Lamb…” So yes, my art-loving, film-buff (UFC fighting) husband liked Twilight.  I am so glad!

I’m re-reading the books (of course) and just finished Eclipse.  I forgot. O.M.G. It was so good! I can’t wait to finish Breaking Dawn! I’ll give you this, Team Jacob: While I hate every minute of what you LOVE in Eclipse, I do think their relationship is endearing. I love the scene in the tent when Jacob keeps Bella warm- but mostly because Edward says to him”But, if I had been able to take your place last night, it would not have made the top ten of the best nights of my life. Dream about that” HA! Suck on that Team Jacob.

Moon’s Comment (she was 2 out of the 3 comments. SAD!):

themoonisdown said…HAHAHA suck on that team jacob!! finished eclipse last night and LOVED it… might be the best so far… i was about to crawl out of my skin waiting for the ‘tent scene’ you were talking about. it did NOT disappoint!  aaaannndd just got back from my 2nd viewing of twilight and i have to TOTALLY agree everything was better i loved it! i was over projecting what i wanted it to be and just enjoyed it for what it was. i gotta hit the 2nd review on my blog. oh man wish we could go see it a 3rd time together. daang when can we seen new moon??? :D

[I LOVE that we reviewed & commented as if others outside of US were going to be reading these reviews.]

With tons of embarrassing love,
UnintendedChoice

WHY did I say “Lucky Duck” so much!? And I CANNOT WAIT to remind Mr. Choice how he actually LIKED Twilight in the beginning- HAHA! And I don’t remember a time when I referred to Catherine as anything other than “Cathy Hardi- frequenter of TGIFriday’s Happy Hours!” UGH… can you still “respect” me as a NORMAL Twilight fan? Or did I just get thrown in as “delusional crazy” in your book? TELL ME I’M NOT ALONE in how I was as a virgin!!!

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  • Ish

    hahaha too funny to comment on! Brilliant. But did reinforce what I have been thinking lately. We all abuse the first film but in my opinion it is the only film that captured the mood of the books. Mr Ish is away on business so have watched twi, new moon and eclipse every evening. I have to admit by eclipse I was thinking Oh man do I have to watch this!!!! Felt almost like punishment. I noticed in Eclipse B and E just looked pissed of 98% of the film. So I have gone the full circle. Am total twilight film fan and hope only for two things: Bring back Cath for breaking dawn and Rob should come to BD premier wearing a white sleeveless shirt with the buttons undone hahahahahahahaha

    • JustGoWithIt

      I quite liked his too small all black suit with black tie he wore for the Twilight premier. I agree, other things might have been better about the other movies, but Twilight captured the mood best. And as previously stated, his hair was best in Twilight. I am NOT liking all the short burgundy hair we’re seeing in the BD shoots and interviews, what the hell is that?

      • JustGoWithIt

        Seriously. Nowhere in Eclipse did it mention that he decided to grow his sideburns out and experiment with floppy bangs (although I liked the floppy bangs), and I don’t remember anywhere in BD that it mentions he decides to try his luck with short and dark auburn.

        • Stacey

          I was under they never changed. Mostly their hair. Hmm…

          • JustGoWithIt

            Right. I will allow for aging, like how Rob looks more like a grown up in Eclipse than he did in Twilight, he filled out a touch. Makes it that much more appropriate for me to want him to be my side piece. Allowed. But why changed the hair? Except Jasper, his got better. That Twilight mop was silly.

          • Ish

            re you serious about Jasper? Every time he came on screen I had to put my hand up to cover him. He is great looking in RL but in Eclipse just plain horrid. Repulsive actually. Very very bad wig.

          • JustGoWithIt

            100% serious. Jasper in Twilight with that kinky multi-colored NSync hair! I thought the longer floppier Eclipse hair was much better.

        • Bubs

          True-but even though I’m Team Jacob, I have to say Rob looks “cute” no matter what length his hair is. However don’t get me started on that STUPID white makeup they use on him. I know he’s suppose to look like marble but in the “doesn’t he own a shirt” scene, he looks paler than a white sheet-so distracting [!]. Maybe they were trying to make Taylor look “hotter” in that scene – ahhhh, if so, it worked :-]

          • Anonymous

            Agree with you there. Lots of LTR people love the shirtless Edward, but his pasty uber-white spackle-chest doesn’t appeal much to me. Jacob is smart to have his shirt off all the time, shows off one of his primary strengths (hunka hunka). Hopefully in BD, Edward will go pantless all the time and Jacob can ask “don’t you own any pants?”

          • JustGoWithIt

            Shirtless doesn’t really do anything for me, Rob or Taylor. I like the sparkle because it was a surprise, and it is pretty, and it has absolutely nothing to do with sex appeal.

          • TeamSeth

            and Eddie can say “Why would I with these Marble Nuts?”

          • Anonymous

            **snortlaugh**

          • Anonymous

            The part of shirtless Edward that I like in NM is how low the pants go more than anything!

          • TeamSeth

            Abercrombie Muscle! that’s what we called it back in middle and high school :) Back when we collected Abercrombie bags for, uh, fun… yeah.

          • JustGoWithIt

            It seemed to me like they caked on more makeup in Eclipse across the board. Even Bella looked like she had more on lips/eyes. Everyone’s skin looks more natural to me in Twilight (New Moon we mostly just see Bella and Jacob, so not an issue with either way). I didn’t mind Edward’s extra white face in Eclipse, it was well done at least. It could have just been the lighting, I don’t know. The one time I was like wait a minute here was the tent scene, and Edwards eyes looking like 3 shades of bronze eye shadow had been applied. But he wore it well.

    • HowToBe

      I agree, Twilight was the best and did capture the book’s mood. The rest have kind of come off as cheesy….I still watch them repeatedly, though :)

  • Anonymous

    Aww. Who’s adorable? You are! You’re adorable. :)

  • JustGoWithIt

    I rented for my first time, and I remember knowing while I was watching it that I would rewind and watch certain parts again, which I have never done before. And having a big smile on my face the whole time. And swooning. And cringing in several parts. And wishing I had screaming and swooning fangirls around me. When New Moon came out I made sure I went the first day it came out so there would still be some screaming/swooning girls, and there were.

    • Anonymous

      My first theater experience was New Moon, too, and I got to listen to everybody burst into laughter at Slo!Mo!Vampires!

      My Twi-enablers just looked at me and were like: “see? I told you. Awful. Let’s go see it again.”

      BTW I have now far surpassed my initial Twi-enablers, and they now just look upon me with fear and pity, and dare I say a little envy at my wild-eyed-crazy obsession. If you’re gonna do it, do it right, I always say.

      • JustGoWithIt

        As my mother always says, why just like something when you can be obsessed?

      • JustGoWithIt

        Yes, it was great laughing in the theater when B & E go for a slow mo preppy jog through the woods. I actually love lively theaters when people are yelling and signing and laughing and standing up and telling the characters what to do. That didn’t happen much in Eclipse, I think because the audience was mostly adult by that stage of the game. And there was no reaction for Edward’s first appearance, the screams came for shirtless Jacob. I was disappointed. I should have gone to the previous midnight viewing instead of first day. I think I might go to that place for BD part 1 to insure that I am with my fellow crazies.

        • TeamSeth

          Yay! Lively audiences are my fave. Once during Godzilla (the one w/ matthew broderick) right when momma godzilla is dying, this dude in the second row yelled out like he was scared. It was brilliant. The most emotional scene in the film became so amazingly hilarious and unforgettable. Lively audiences make it feel like you’re at a live show rather than a film. It’s just… so… sigh. :)

        • Anonymous

          I saw Eclipse at midnight…after watching the other 2 as well. Triple MoFo feature! So, obviously everyone in the packed theater was insane. When he does the marriage proposal, the theater was SILENT. Then someone yelled out “You BETTER Say Yes!” and we all cracked up.

          mmm…yay movies….

          • JustGoWithIt

            See, I need to go to a showing that only insane people would go to next time. I’ll have to go see the quadruple feature with Twi, NM, Eclipse and then BD part 1 all in one, it will have to start at 6pm and not end until 2 am.

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t think I would make it through all 3. Figured I would go mallwalk or nap or something during the Jacob scenes in NM, but honestly, we were riveted from the first. Just sat there with my Twi-girlz and my popcorn and my ocean of diet coke and basked in the awesome. It was great being with a bunch of idiots, and it was great hearing the grumbles leading up to the obviously bad parts, and the pre-squeals leading up to the awesome parts. So obvious that everyone had seen the movies millions of times, and so obvious that everyone sort of felt stupid for signing up to see 3 movies all at once, but knowing we would all do it again. Honestly, if there was a theater that just showed Twilight movies, all in order in a row every Friday night or something, it would be a regular feature in my life.

            I can’t imagine doing it for 4 and then 5 straight movies but….if it was offered, I might make a go of it. Come with me!

          • JustGoWithIt

            I wonder if they will, it might be a hard sell for most. 4 movies in a row is a long evening. BUT I WOULD! I am not holding back the crazy this time. I don’t see the point. I own 2 of the movies, I keep the books out on the shelf because I feel better knowing they are within reach, I admit to go on a Twilight blog daily. My mother bought me Rob’s alligator VF magazine, I don’t think I’m bothering to hide anything anymore. From who and why right?

          • Anonymous

            Don’t hold back the crazy. Embrace The Crazy!

            So funny about keeping the books out: I do the same thing. I just like seeing them, having them there. (but wait…you only own TWO of the movies?! *faints*)

            No, no. I am better now. I am sure it’s just an oversight. Although, I find myself oddly embarrassed to buy those “Official Guides” or whatever they are. Somehow that is just too geeky for me, and I have no idea why. Everybody knows I am a giant geek…like you said, From Who and Why?

            And yeah. I would do 4 movies. I am telling you, I was surprised at how fast the 3 went by. And it’s not like anybody left– the whole damn theater stuck it out, and it. was. epic.

          • JustGoWithIt

            Sounds great.
            No, I know..I don’t own Twilight. I had it saved on the DVR (or is it PVR, whatever) for the longest time, and I got tired of telling my husband “no, you can’t delete it” every time he asked. I’ve looked up all the deleted scenes of YouTube. I’ve thought about buying it. I’m surprised I didn’t while I was buying New Moon used at Blockbuster. If it was ever convenient I probably would. I’m always surprised that those DVDs aren’t just always stocked at drugstores and supermarkets, because would they sell like mad all the time? I never see them. Although I don’t go to the ones downtown, they probably are at the bigger stores.

          • TeamSeth

            I don’t own any of the books… but I did buy Twilight out of *need* when I was working a contract job all alone in Florida. lol Very sad. I was just CRAVING it and went to rent it and it was for sale 2 for $20, so I got that and Casino Royale (at Blockbuster). Hm. I got NM and Eclipse as gifts (yay me!) and some kind LTT soul sent me the books on pdf. So… I’ve spent the most Twi-allotted money on gag gifts from Forks I think lol

            ps-Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

          • JustGoWithIt

            I don’t know if I could do without the books in print. I even own 2 copies of Eclipse due to “needing” another copy because mine was out on loan and I wanted to re-read before the movie came out. I don’t watch the movies often, it is just a (probably sad) comforting knowing they are there thing mostly. And then of course when I am in the mood to watch them all snuggled in a blanket with something alcoholic or knitting it is worth it. Before I owned them I kind of obsessed over title searching them on the movie channels and seeing if they were coming on at a time I could get away with watching them. That got very tiresome, so I put myself and my remote control out of our misery. We did have to buy a new remote control because some of buttons stopped working, as in the ones used to title search. I am no joking. And you would be the only person/s I would own up to having done that to.

    • TeamSeth

      I love the screaming and swooning. And I love knowing immediately when Rob appears if your theater is Team Edward or Team Jacob. :D And I love that everyone cheered in NM when the Summit thing came up, but then when it cut to the moon it was so silent you could hear a pin drop. And then in the commentary C-Dubs says that he thought everyone would squee then, so he made it have a longer than necessary pause, and that he was surprised and kind of excited that it had the opposite effect. I thought it was brilliant. I may or may not tear up grin madly every time I see that opening… and I may or may not sometimes just turn on NM to watch the opening and that’s it. And I always think of LTTer TheseViolentDelights (who, when reading her name always makes me think of the opening). I don’t know why I love it so much, but I do. Still to this day, I will give Mr. Seth a mean glower if he talks during it. lol God I love NM. Sigh.

      • Anonymous

        …have violent ends.
        And in their triump die, like fire and powder
        Which, as they kiss, consume.”

        Cut to shot of me waking up holding a copy of Romeo & Juliet, even though I don’t recall ever grabbing it from the shelf.

        • TeamSeth

          blame it on the Creeper

        • TeamSeth

          Every time… man. Shakespeare was so brilliant.

  • JustGoWithIt

    An under written about favorite part of watching Twilight for the first time:
    When they go up the mountain, and he is opening his shirt, and I honestly didn’t know anything about the story, not one thing, and I was kind of ready to cover my eyes because it is a vampire movie, AND HE SPARKLES! I loved it.

    • Anonymous

      Me, too. I thought maybe he was going to be transparent and we would see all his veins and organs with blood running through them. I kind wish we did get to see at least ONE organ, instead of the sparkling.

      Speaking of sparkling, did anyone see Chris Weitz’s comment that Hillywood is the only one that got the sparkle effect right so far?

      • Anonymous

        OK, but which ONE organ, TOO – do I have to even ask?

        And CW is just full of insightful, funny comments – and I think he might be right about the Hillywood version of sparkle. Yesterday someone posted that NM was her favorite movie of all time and CW told her she needed to get out and watch more movies. Love. Him.

        • Anonymous

          No, no need to ask.

          I’m almost tempted to join the 21st century and get a Twitter just so I can tweet CW all day. Then I remember how much time I waste already with just these two blogs, and stop myself. CW doesn’t know how lucky he is I can restrain myself.

      • TeamSeth

        We did technically see his largest organ in that scene… ;)

        • Anonymous

          Mr. Molina would be proud. Today’s Golden Onion award goes to TS!

  • JustGoWithIt

    Not under written about:
    The kissing scene, the stay still don’t move….

  • Anonymous

    Totally normal, UC… you and we (and Mr. Choice!) are just all so jaded now! Wonder what you’ll write when you watch it 2.5 years from now?

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

    UC- Your review is so full of praise and so snark-less! Oh the early days, when we are all just mystified. I mean dazzled. ;)

  • Anonymous

    I wish I had seen the first Twilight in the theater. The vampire baseball scene with Muse thumping on giant speakers would have been spectacular. It’s just not the same watching that scene on a 13 inch computer monitor. I thought the baseball scene was brilliant(ly ridiculous), though sadly my husband/baseball fan did not have the same reaction. But I still don’t quite understand why they only play when there is lightning and thunder. They live in the woods, far away from other people, who the hell is going to hear them? Why wait? If someone complains about the noise, make up a story about a tree falling down, or play wiffle ball or something. But who cares, vampire baseball is awesome.

    • Ish

      what the hell is wiffel ball? I like it already. Come on Pals lets all play a lil wiffel. Great. I want to be a wiffel cheerleader.
      I am so sorry and will now google it, perhaps Icelands national sport and I am just soooooooo ignorant xx forgive me

      • Ish

        Wiffle brand products play a central role in Wiffle Ball Summer: The Ride of the Elmoron[2]. The nonfiction title was released in 2011 and details a bicycle journey taken by a man with a Wiffle Ball bat strapped to his bike frame. The final destination of his journey in the story is a large Wiffle Ball tournament in Lafayette, Ohio.

        I’m going to get me a wiffel

        • Anonymous

          That title sounds awesome, could easily be made into a movie. Maybe with Billy Burke as the Commissioner of Wiffleball.

          A wiffle is a plastic baseball, usually larger than a baseball, with air holes. It’s light, so if you get hit by one, it doesn’t hurt as much. I am a paranoid pitcher, because as a kid I was hit by a baseball. Hard. GIANT bruise on my leg. To this day I only pitch wiffle balls, as a precautionary measure. And there’s something very pleasing about hitting one with a plastic fat bat (like a baseball bat, but plastic, large, and often yellow). Vampire wiffle ball would probably not be quite as exciting.

          • TeamSeth

            My bats were always red! Aww whiffle ball!

    • TeamSeth

      If a vampire hits a baseball in the woods, but no one is there to hear it…

  • Anonymous

    Just writing to say: ZOMG which was my first comment likely regarding anything TWI, shortly followed by, HATE….most likely. No, I should find my 1st comment somewhere on these things….I am sure it is tres 2nd hand embarassing.

  • chochang

    hey UC, if you had read this review now, would you have placed it in the CRAZIES folder? :p

    so hilarious! though, of course, i admit that I fangirled just as much as you did back then.

    so relax. while i look for a cave for us to hide in for the rest of our lives..

  • Anonymous

    OK I found my 1st comment on these things (and likely anything Twi, in writing). It was on LTR because back in the day, there was a running dialog all day on LTR and I mean for over 300 comments per day running dialog…anyhow my 1st comment was describing how my stomach hurt from laughing at the ladies’ posts and I told them to stay snarky. That was March 5, 2009.

    I think it was my 1st time I actually commented on the blogs, or any blog on the interwebs. Was likely a reader or both blogs, for a month or so before my 1st comment. Can you believe I was worried about commenting. Gosh, so long ago. Memories…… How have I “known” you people for 2 years. Weird.

    • Anonymous

      Also, how fitting is it that my first comment ever was on a post entitled, “We Love Crazy People.”

    • Anonymous

      LTT/LTR was my first blog commenting experience too. Blog virgins? Is that a term? Can it be?

      • TeamSeth

        It sounds like a movie title actually. Maybe a TV show… Something on cbs comedy day.

        “Up next is Blog Virgins, followed by Mr. Sunshine.”

        • TeamSeth

          (er, I guess that’s ABC… whatever.)

  • TeamSeth

    Mr. Choice invited you to see the movie with him again! That’s so sweet! :) What a great hubs.

    And the “Dang, when can we see New Moon?” “Oh, I don’t know, maybe some 6 months before we meet Stephenie Meyer AWWWW!!!! Yay for LTT happening.

  • Stacey

    That was the sweetest blog about Twilight, UC! Moon was nice, too. Aww! Early Twi love.

    I remember the first time I saw Twilight. It was at 2am. I had just finished feeding my two week old baby. I just stared at the screen and was somewhat comatose. Then Edward strolled into the cafeteria. It was like the heavens opened up and I thought, “Wow that kid’s pretty.”

    I then read (in the late hours of the night) all the books in two weeks. Found LTT by accident when it was linked on another blog. Then wrote a ‘fan’ letter to UC and Moon (I hope it was funny). Was introduced to Snow White Drifted and wrote with her our very first LTT letter, the Eclipse soundtrack review. (Remember that one? I have changed my mind about Metric since then.)

    It’s been a fun trip. All thanks to Cathi and that sparkly Brit.

  • roslynselene

    My Twilight virgin story isn’t funny but my friend’s is! She told me last year and I must say it’s pretty funny because hers is a little similar like mine and neither of us knew what the movie was about other than vampires and a pale, emo-looking boy and girl.

    She went Christmas shopping at the mall with her friends and they passed by the theater when she saw a huge Twilight poster. Her friend who had already seen it suggested they all see it but no one else wanted to see it because it looked lame and “gay”. Fast forward to March (Twilight DVD release weekend).
    She went out of town w/ her family to her aunt’s house and her cousin ended up renting Twilight and Beverly Hills Chihuahua. She said she was bored as hell and those two movies were like a cherry on top for a the worst weekend. They watched BHC first and she fell asleep halfway through it. When she woke up she sees “this pale guy with Raybans, crazy hair, and a smirk, walking through the parking lot with some chick on the side, talking about going to hell”. That’s when she REALLY started to pay attention to the movie (aka Robward). When it ended and everyone went to sleep, she watched the first half of the movie she missed and re-watched the second half (and then a couple hundred times again). And the rest is history.

    • roslynselene

      Oh right, that’s the poster she saw. She said Bella’s hand was weird and the whole thing looked awkward so that’s one reason why she thought the whole movie would be awkward.

      • Anonymous

        If I had to make the decision whether to see the movie based only on that poster, I would have passed it up, too. I’ve always hated that poster. Robward doesn’t look like that in the movie, and it’s some marketing person’s idea of vampire/innocent girl who never actually saw the movie or Rob or KStew.

        • roslynselene

          (re: Robward does not look like that in the movie)
          He really doesn’t! I saw the poster first and then when I read the books, I imagined Edward as the pale dude on the poster who looked like he was 16. He looked really young to me. Then after I read the books, I started to look for the movie but it wasn’t playing in theaters anymore and the DVD wasn’t being released till about another month. Being the impatient whore that I am, I looked for videos on YT and then I saw the cafeteria scene where he says “What if I’m not the super hero..” and I thought, “What? This is NOT the same guy on the poster! This dude looks older and his facial profile looks odd (read: ugly).” Then he redeemed himself when I saw him with his Raybans. Then he was REALLY hot. 8)

          • Anonymous

            The Raybans and that smirk…better than the Cafeteria Scene IMO.

          • TeamSeth

            A million times better! Makes me kind of sort of want him… Well, really no, just in the Bloated Toad scene do I want him… The lighting makes him look so… human.

          • Anonymous

            The Bloated Toad scene?!

          • TeamSeth

            the mushroom ravioli restaurant… “cat” “square root of pi” scene… The sign outside says the Bloated Toad.

            When Rachel B. comes to visit we’re gonna go to St Helen’s where that is at (she doesn’t know this yet) on our way out to Astoria. US-30 woot!

          • Anonymous

            Ah, thanks! Sounds like a good trivia question!

            When you go to Astoria be sure to visit the Goonie House. It doesn’t look nearly so glamorous now. I know it’s not glam in the movie but it’s pretty unkept now. Still, it was awesome to see! Ooo, and the school were they filmed Kindergarten Cop, right around the corner!

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, the posters have never been my favorites. I got my Twi ones as gifts, bought New Moon so I would have a set, and then couldn’t bring myself to buy the Eclipse one because I hated it so much (with K-Stew’s hair blowing in the non-existent wind). Until I went to Port Angeles/Forks and saw the great variety. And bought the delicious Jacob/Taylor poster. Drool.

        • TeamSeth

          That Twilight store in Forks is the epitome of awesome. It’s the one place you don’t have to hide [your fanness] while in Forks. ;)

  • Notanadikt Bella

    Aw man, you’re making me feel like I’m the crazy one here, as in… I never loved the movie so much in the beginning as you guys did. I was sooo disappointed the meadow scene got chopped down to those three seconds “on the mountaintop, out of the cloud bank”. And the first time I saw the movie, at the cafeteria entrance scene I remember thinking “that Rob person’s got a really big head”. Come to think of it… he really does have a big head (pretty… but big).

    • Anonymous

      Yay! You’re not alone!! I was beginning to think I was! I liked it but, I never loved it. I distinctly remember saying to a friend, as we walked out of the midnight showing of Twilight, “It wasn’t that good, was it? But it wasn’t THAT bad. I mean, it could have been worse, right?”
      When I went to see it the second time, I was hoping that it would end up being better than the first time. But nope. I left bummed because it hardly met my expectations. I felt and still do, that it was a poor representation of the books. :-/

      • Anonymous

        The non-meadow scene kills me. If it wasn’t for the smokin’ hot first make out scene, I think I may never watch the first one. Honestly, they all have issues. And yet, I will watch them over and over. They are comfort food for me.

  • Bubs

    By the time I read the books [in 5 days, couldn’t put them down] last March, Twilight n NM were already out on DVD. So immeadiately went out n bought them. Initially I was dissapointed with Twi., didn’t get the way Rob played Edward, until I read Midnight Sun. Now, five thousand viewings later…how could I’ve been so wrong. I got to see NM on the big screen as a promo. just before Eclipse was shown and what a difference a big screen makes ! I just hope Rob gets to do more than look “sad” in BD, as he’s had to do through most of the films so far. Luckily my eldest daughter [she’s 32] understands [she gave me the books initially-God bless her], my youngest [29] just smiles and pats me on my head. It’s VERY FRUSTRATING not having somebody to “discuss” it with !!!! Hubby’s patient and smiles a lot but it’s not the same ! THANK GOD FOR ALL YOU GIRLS AT LTT !!!!
    Having said all that, Hubby n I saw a promo for Water For Elephants at the Movies yesterday [and it doesn’t get realeased here in Australia until May 12]. It looked STUNNING on the big screen.

  • Anonymous

    First I saw Twilight, the movie, and I found it delicious, of course. When I read it I thought the movie and the book weren´t by the same author. That happened because since the first minute that Edward came on screen, he erased Bella´s story, so that when I read the book, written on Bella´s point of view, it was disappointing.

    Then I read NM. The exact time at which B and E are chatting in her room, after the birthday party … it is the “The end” for me.

    Yes, the story ended, but Edward was living in my heart, so I watched NM, and then I read Eclipse … it was better not to have opened the book …

    I tried to find Edward in BD, and nothing, again, it was better not to have opened the book …

    • roslynselene

      Maybe it’s because Bella’s POV sucks. She complains like a son of a bitch about everything. That’s why I’d rather take Smeyer’s crappy 200 page draft of Midnight Sun (that NO one wants to read ;) ), than the four bibles which are Twi, NM, Ecl, and BD. I’m just saying…

      • JustGoWithIt

        I liked how much of Bella’s inner doubt and obsessing we get to hear. I lack of inner workings of the narrator to be lacking in a lot of books. I read them and don’t really get a sense of who the person is, and feel at arms length while reading. I think it is one of the reasons I loved Twi so much.

        • JustGoWithIt

          That being said, Midnight Sun….Y.E.S..

    • TeamSeth

      Well, I suppose you ended it when Edward should have done. Had he truly loved Bella as much as he claimed to.

  • Savitaodedra

    Haha, UC – too CUTE!
    The movie had already been out a month when I plucked Twilight out of stack near the till on a mental Christmas shopping trp. I remember thinking I’d give it a whirl, just to see what all the 14yr olds had gotten their knickers in a twist about. Maybe I’d get time over the holidays to read it. It was in hmv and the male sales asst. y’all know the type piercings, tatts and a look that reaked of sheer contempt gave me me a non subtle snort/smirk. Got home and promptly forgot about it.
    FFw 5ish months and I caught a clip of the Mtv Vma’s and Rob in THAT jacket- saying a little came out in his pants. Gawd, my interest was more than a little piqued! It was actually Kstew thanking Smeyers and the little world she’d created, that really got me itching to know.
    The following week I (finally!) took twi on a trip with me. My friend who came with me had her Jackie Collins bonkbuster with her and just gave me that pitying look. Joke’s on you FOOL! 2 days in and I was cursing the fact that I had 3 entire days to wait before I could get hold off NM. Fact is she caught me re-reading certain bits again. *facepalm* I factored in a mystery in the story. Then invented a story about going back to look at ‘clues’. Oy.

    Of course I got home and bought the DVD. Gutted. Dissapointment didn’t even cover it. The setting was spot on. But it was blue? Why, why? Why is Alice really bloody tall? Wasn’t Roasalie supposed to be the tall one? I told myself it was one of those times where the film was entirely separate from the book.

    Of course by then the disease (robsession) had taken root in my brain and from there it would not shift. I would tell myself it was nothing. Nothing! Just a little googlin now and then. No harm done. Newmoonmovie.org was becoming a regular pit stop. There was.. just …so much, so much STUFF out there! Omg I was such an innocent – how to navigate. Then I found 10 mistakes of twilight or some such on LTT and my search was over. I had found TheVoice I needed to hear. Sorry for the massive post. Ily guise! <333

    • TeamSeth

      y’all know the type piercings, tatts and a look that reeked of sheer contempt gave me me a non subtle snort/smirk.

      :D Oh how I know that type! So well put!

  • Anonymous

    UC, you’re adorable! I love the excessive use of exclamation marks! I remember being that excited too (I mean, I saw it three times in the first week-ish alone). Good memories. :)

    • TeamSeth

      I’ve missed your taylor picture! (and you too of course!) I wrote a letter to Taylor yesterday and sent it into the gals, so maybe just maybe we’ll get to see it up here live!

      • Anonymous

        I’ve been busy-ish, spring break was a week ago and now real life has come back with a vengeance. I usually stop by, but I haven’t been feeling funny/snarky/insightful lately. Sigh.
        Yay for loving us some Taylor! The chair in my apartment across from my poster is the “designated Taylor Lautner appreciation chair.”

        • natteringyeahrobber

          You have a designated Taylor appreciation chair? That’s so…so…dignified. All my chairs, work, home, museums, restaurants, at other people’s houses – all are Rob appreciation chairs. I cannot limit to just one chair. I’m out of control. I’m Rob’s worst nightmare. I’m over the top. Just the mere act of sitting in a chair makes me appreciate him. Taylor fans are so in control, so collected. Sure, you have your shirtless Taylor/Jacob shrieking moments, but it’s still within reason. Rob fans seem to know no boundaries. You reasonable Taylor fans put us chair-whore Rob fans to shame! We’ll imagine Rob in any chair. Hussies, we are. Or at least me. Ugh!

          • natteringyeahrobber

            p.s. even school chairs! I thought about Rob when I was sitting in one of those tiny school chairs, during a parent-teacher conference. I need intervention.

  • roslynselene

    Oh! I have my own story to tell! The first time I see a Twilight movie (New Moon) in theaters. One word: Unbelievable

    On opening night, my friend and I went to our local AMC and were very excited to see NM and unaware of the embarrassing night we were about to experience.

    We waited for months and now had to wait in line for 30 min. Lucky us, there’s a crazy in disguise standing in front of us. At first, she seemed like a nice, normal, little 16 y/o girl but then 5 minutes into conversation, she let out her crazy. She said she went to the LA premiere and got to talk to Robsten. Yes, she actually said “Robsten”. She blabbed for a good 10 minutes about Robsten and that she also knows they’re planning to get married and all this “inside scoop” crap because THEY TOLD HER. At this point I’m trying to be polite and not lmao. I give my friend the “Holy shit get me out of here! This bitch is NUTS!” look but we are stuck in line and can do nothing about it.

    Then this chick decides to sit next to us in the theater. Oh lordy lord. I’m SUCH a nice person because I didn’t have the heart to tell her to go find her mom and commit herself to a crazy house. Every 5 min or so, she was the first to scream and caused other banshees to join in a screaming chorus of blood-curdling screams. She was like the conductor. Half way through, some guy about 3 rows behind us yelled, “Hey! Shut the fuck up down there!” and I sank into my seat embarrassed to be sitting next to her and waiting for this guy to beat the crap out of all of us. My friend and I almost walked out. Anyway, that was the worst theater experience ever and I dislike New Moon for several reasons (one: why were there so many shirtless scenes that caused screaming? WHY?!)

    • JustGoWithIt

      I like enthusiasm, and I’d probably be happy to be around people obviously more crazy than me. But saying Robsten dished on their wedding plans during a random fan encounter doesn’t sound the least bit plausible.

      • TeamSeth

        No, they told me the same thing. And I said they had to move the date because it was gonna be the same date as mine, and how was Charlie Bewley supposed to attend both? Disaster averted! Thank goodness!

        • roslynselene

          @JGWI: Enthusiastic crazy is good but there is a limit. Once a guy screams across the theater to shut the fuck up, then I worry. Srsly, I was so scared, he sounded PISSED. I almost shit my pants.

          @TeamSeth: Are JGWI and I the only ones who didn’t hear about their wedding? Jesus Christ, nothing says “You’re not invited” like when everyone knows about a party except you.

          • Anonymous

            Yep, I got my invite ages ago!!

          • roslynselene
          • Anonymous

            hehe! The only problem is I keep getting change the date cards from them! First, it was a Christmas wedding, then Valentine and the St. Paddy’s day. I wish they would just settle on a date already.

          • Anonymous

            Honestly. How many themed colors can I bedazzle this dress, anyway? Marble doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

          • TeamSeth

            @roslynselene, had you shit your pants, the story would’ve manifested into something so epic that it easily would constitute a letter to Twilight (well, NM) or certainly a tweet to C-Dubs letting him know he owes you $1M for emotional damages and loss of goods. Just saying, new pants don’t just grow on trees. And they don’t make enough Tide Stain Release to take out the bitter stain of humiliation associated with public shitting during Twilight. Think of ALL the blogs and tweets and status updates that would give heed to your pants’ state of being! You’d be the new meme of the fandom… “TwiGirl shit her pants…” For instance: TwiGirl shit her pants ‘cuz of Alice’s Anne of Green Gables vision.

            Anyway, luckily it didn’t happen.

            But I can’t believe they didn’t invite you. I mean, seriously? YOU? You’re like… totally famous and important. You should have my invite, dude!

          • roslynselene

            Dammit! Why didn’t you give me this idea a year and a half ago?! Would have been even better if I shit my Pattinson Pants. I would have surely gotten a wedding invite then! Rob would have obliged. Ack! Now who’s going to object at their wedding? You better pull through for me, Team Seth. If they end up happily married, this hangs over YOUR head.

          • TeamSeth

            So, wait, the shitty Pattinson Pants will hang over my head if they end up happily ever after???!!!

            I hardly see how that’s fair! All I want is to sit next to Bewley and have him give me devilish grins all ceremony….who cares about the couple themselves!

        • Ish

          I heard they had to pospone it because of the wiffel world cup

          • TeamSeth

            I am crying laughing! I’m so glad this happened because I just knocked off work for the day (at 11:15pm… super.) and needed a giggle tear up before going to sleep to get up and go back to work. boo.

            But, I did hear that too. Whiffle World Cup is only every 5 years you know! Started in 1986 I believe.

  • Anonymous

    So I have no written record of my Twi-Virgin story. I didn’t start really cyber-enjoying until around Remember Me. But here’s my little story:

    Read all the books in a few weeks, a couple months before Twi came out in theaters. My co-workers were all in a tizzy about these books (go Christian Preschool! lol). I loved them, I needed an escape from RL for awhile. Then, they all go see the movie without me. It’s sooo terrible, they won’t go again. Finally my sis consents to go again and we take my other sis. I had heard so many terrible things about it I was pleasantly surprised! It wasn’t the best movie ever but it wasn’t that bad. Except for the Edward biology scene, I still giggle at that!

    I had my first midnight showing for NM. Yay, for sweet friends who read the books but don’t really care for them. They came with me and screamed for Mike Newton! The theater was def Team Jacob, I think it was silent for the shirtless Italy scene. But I loved how everyone started singing the Taylor Swift song for the Letters to Juliette trailer!

    • natteringyeahrobber

      Edward in biology class is so lovely. I think I imprinted myself on Edward during that scene. I love how (in the movie) he says “Hello…(semi-long pause)…I didn’t get to introduce myself” to Bella – he says hello like he’s never talked to a human girl, ever. It just sounds so rehearsed, like maybe he’s practiced saying hello 100 times with Alice the night before.

      • Anonymous

        That was cute! But the part that makes me laugh out loud (not giggle really) is the smelling of Bella’s scent. It’s uber dramatic! I think Cougar Cathi may have prompted this performance. “Come on, Rob give us all you got. Feel her scent waft over to you. It’s the most horrific smell you’ve ever encountered.”
        At least I’m hoping that wasn’t Rob’s interpretation of the scene. It was just too much.

        • TeamSeth

          Well… really, shouldn’t he be more like “YUUMMMY!!!!” than “TwiGirl shit her pants” face?

          • Anonymous

            It is supposed to be like Mmm, now there’s a girl I would love to kill! Not really the look I see.

      • TeamSeth

        I LAUGH so hard when he says “hello” there. It reminds me of how a muppet talks! “Hello.” dramatic awkward pause “Kermit the Frog here!”

        • Anonymous

          Yes, it’s Kermit! I could never quite figure out what voice Rob/Edward was channeling there, and it is Kermieeeeee! No wonder he sounds so adorable.

          • TeamSeth

            I was thinking about this last night as I tried to get to sleep haha Just imagining the whole Muppet Show theme and then Kermit coming out in his super cute reddish coat all “Tonight our special guest is the ever talented, ever swooned over Mr. Robert Pattinson!” and do his little Muppet clap, the felt green webbed hands thrashing back and forth.

            “What’d he say? Patty’s son is here?” Statler grumbles.
            “Who the hell is that?” Waldorf asks.
            “Who the hell cares!”

            It’s time to put on make-up
            It’s time to light the lights
            It’s time to get things started
            on the Muppet Show Tonight!
            bum bum bum

            Man, Miss Piggy would LUUURRRVE that episode!

          • natteringyeahrobber

            I wonder if Rob knows the Muppet Show. Was it ever broadcast in the UK? Sure, he must know it. Who doesn’t know it? Only people I don’t want to know!

            Too bad they are no longer around. Rob would have been an awesome guest. Taylor too. Even what’s her name could probably make a guest appearance and be decent. Muppets do Twilight. Animal could play Aro (or Jacob?). Charlie as Fozzie Bear? Ms. Piggy is NOT Bella. No, no no. Maybe that blonde Muppet could be Bella – Janice? Anyhow, Muppets Take Forks would be a must-see.

          • TeamSeth

            Muppets Take Forks!!!!!

            And I want Rolf to be Edward ‘cuz he plays the piano, but… shouldn’t Rolf be jake given the, er, animal relations? Sigh.

          • TeamSeth

            And instead of the “It’s not a lifestyle choice, Bella! I was born this way!” part, the Jacob will sing “Why are there so many songs about rainbows…”

    • TeamSeth

      The trailer always makes me cry. God, I’m a sucker.

      Anyway, I started reading and got stuck on this:
      “I didn’t start really cyber-enjoying” *snicker*

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, stalking just sounds so, you know…

        Wasn’t that “hello” talked about in the Twi Com? Actually think it was some sort of greeting in the greenhouse, never mind.

        • TeamSeth

          I have cyber-enjoyed enough to know what you’re talking about, but I will say that you answer any of my questions. I mean, you don’t even say hi!

          • Anonymous

            Hhhhiii, says in Kermie voice.

          • TeamSeth

            most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppentational! This is what we call…

          • TeamSeth

            Actually, Mr. Seth does the most amazing Kermit voice ever. He can’t do any other impressions or accents, but his “Hi ho! Kermit the Frog here!” voice is just…spot on.

          • Anonymous

            Hhhhiii, says in Kermie voice.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m late to the party.
    UC, you know I love you, but I’m second-hand embarrassed by your first love-letter to Twilight. I kid, I kid! It’s so cute and innocent, and so different from the LTT-you, haha. I can’t believe your husband actually liked the first movie!! Do you think he was being serious or just buttering you up? ;)

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