Twilosophy – Why the embarrassment?

Dear Breaking Dawn,

I was totally surprised to see your trailer Friday night before Super 8 on the huge ass cinedome screen at the Arclight Hollywood. I had NO clue we would see it and I was a tad unprepared and at one point embarrassed. Don’t get my wrong I cheered, clapped and helped lead some inappropriate Arsenio Hall-style hooting when Jacob takes off his shirt… BUT when it got to the Bella touching her nonexistent stomach part, I cringed a little and waited for what I thought would be inevitable laughs. Thankfully there was no laughing and maybe thats because all my friends were in my general vicinity and either they’re too good to me or they know I would kick them in the b-hole if they laughed.

Ok, so we know (clearly, look around) I love you, I love Twilight, I tolerate other people’s dumb comments about you, and I’ve given you many years of my life now, there is NOTHING to be embarrassed about at this point. But why was I? I know what happens, I get (sorta) why it happens and I like that it leaves it open for Stephenie to possibly continue the story with Reneesmee and Jacob yet I was cringing a tad.

But wait, you don't understand!! This will all make sense in the end! I swear!

I was to chalk it up to me being protective of Twilight and everyone’s ignorant comments about what they THINK the Twilight story is or isn’t. I also like to think my protectiveness extends beyond just the story and Stephenie (cause I lurve her, duh) and even the movies. I’m protective of our readers and their stories and their lives. Because if we’ve learned anything from the past couple years this is WAY bigger than just the story of a girl and her vampire crush turned boyfriend turned husband turned Robert Pattinson. Twilight is all of us. And I can’t be having no one laugh at you or me. Or Edward.

That’s the only way I can rationalize my feelings over the trailer because who wouldn’t love to see a 60 foot Wyck Godfrey, Stephenie Meyer or Rob’s back in front of them? NO ONE, that’s who! So embarrassed or protective or whatever you wanna call it, I was but it’s because I love you!

Can it be November 18th now?
Themoonisdown

Am I being irrational or has anyone else felt the same way… especially with Breaking Dawn? Anyone else see the trailer this weekend?

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  • Nelle

    Mr. Nelle and I also went to see Super 8 this weekend but no BD Trailer. Just as well because I would have been so surprised I know I would have squealed and outer myself to the hubby.

    • Nelle

      Drat. First comment and an auto-correct fail. Should be “outed.”

    • ladyofthemeadow

      For me, it’s not so much outing myself to hubby – it’s to my friends who thought I was “over Twilight” like them.

      I can’t help it if it still has a little grip on me, and if I’m a little more normal than they are.

      If the trailer had appeared before me with no warning, I’d have squeeed and embarrassed in front of my friends, for sure.

  • Anonymous

    Oh boy, this is a big question. Tweedy indeed. I think it is because those people who have not Embraced The Magicness have a skewed vision of the series. I saw some avi out there once that was something like, “Harry Potter is about overcoming adversity, strength, using your brain, blah blah blah, and Twilight is about how important getting a boyfriend is” and I was like Hold The Fuck Up. I am all about laughing at the silliness, I will giggle about Sparkle!Peen all day,  and I also happen to think the whole HP/Twilight feud consists of about 3 people, but…WHAT? Did you miss the point ENTIRELY?! (I don’t even need to explain to you why that is so wrong. Do I? I will. In detail. IM me.)  

    I think it is because The Others have a view of who you are if you like Twilight (see last week’s video of the trailer fan reaction). Nobody wants to be that girl. And for the most part, we are not, except a TEENY LITTLE BIT waaaay deep inside. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh boy, this is a big question. Tweedy indeed. I think it is because those people who have not Embraced The Magicness have a skewed vision of the series. I saw some avi out there once that was something like, “Harry Potter is about overcoming adversity, strength, using your brain, blah blah blah, and Twilight is about how important getting a boyfriend is” and I was like Hold The Fuck Up. I am all about laughing at the silliness, I will giggle about Sparkle!Peen all day,  and I also happen to think the whole HP/Twilight feud consists of about 3 people, but…WHAT? Did you miss the point ENTIRELY?! (I don’t even need to explain to you why that is so wrong. Do I? I will. In detail. IM me.)  

    I think it is because The Others have a view of who you are if you like Twilight (see last week’s video of the trailer fan reaction). Nobody wants to be that girl. And for the most part, we are not, except a TEENY LITTLE BIT waaaay deep inside. 

    • Anonymous

      That and (simply put) getting a boyfriend is important. If you boil things down in life, finding a mate is a pretty damn large part of our existence. If you’ve ever known someone that has been looking for a long time, and haven’t found it yet, and are lonely and longing to have someone to share their life with, they would probably give their right arm if you told them they would meet that person if they did, although that would be a mean thing to do. Think of poor lonely 100 year old sparklepeen virgin Edward……..
      I’ve got love, so I am personally more agnsty about career/money, but I know plenty of people that long to get a boyfriend.

      • Anonymous

        that is absolutely true. when I was single I would get so mad at myself because it was all I would think of! I was supposed to be this enlightened feminist independent woman- in college! learning! on my own! – and all I could do was moon about boys. But, yeah, finding a mate is important. And obviously you still have to think about your relationship and work on it blah blah blah, but having someone around sure does free up brainspace. So suck it, haters.

      • Anonymous

        that is absolutely true. when I was single I would get so mad at myself because it was all I would think of! I was supposed to be this enlightened feminist independent woman- in college! learning! on my own! – and all I could do was moon about boys. But, yeah, finding a mate is important. And obviously you still have to think about your relationship and work on it blah blah blah, but having someone around sure does free up brainspace. So suck it, haters.

      • Anonymous

        that is absolutely true. when I was single I would get so mad at myself because it was all I would think of! I was supposed to be this enlightened feminist independent woman- in college! learning! on my own! – and all I could do was moon about boys. But, yeah, finding a mate is important. And obviously you still have to think about your relationship and work on it blah blah blah, but having someone around sure does free up brainspace. So suck it, haters.

      • operarose

        I like that. In many aways, so true. There’s nothing wrong with writing or reading a book series that deals with love and marriage. Plenty of books that are considered among the best of all time predominantly deal with that theme.

        Also, if whomever created that avi fancies him/herself a Harry Potter fan, sadly I believe they missed the point of the series entirely. Anyone who has read (and loved) Harry Potter would know that there is nothing remotely similar between HP and Twilight. Different things entirely. It’s grossly unfair to both to compare one to the other. Pointless to bother.

        Although I suppose if I wanted to stretch things both deal with the themes of sacrifice and love. And both are YA series that seemed to have come into existence in popularity in more or less about the same point in time. But that is all. (I will now stop before I start contradicting myself further).

        • TeamSeth

          I would go on to say that every novel deals with love and marriage — this is because the definition of a novel requires a romantic storyline.  It’s not a novel unless there’s a romantic storyline. 

          Anyway…back to work.

        • TeamSeth

          Hm. How is it that my super duper long comment about HP didn’t post?! :(

          • TeamSeth

            Oh! I found it… it’s way below where I thought it would be.  Oops.

    • Anonymous

      I always thought that HP’s primary theme is that love is unconquerable in the end, that the only thing darkness can’t overwhelm is love.  
      And if you believe The Meyer, Twilight is all about life being about choices.  And Bella’s choices are guided primarily by love– and not just romantic love, but love for family and friends too.  
      So yeah, they missed the point entirely.  Of Harry as well as Twilight.

      • Stacey

        I think a lot of books both YA and “Adult” have the theme of love conquering all. I am a big fan of those types of books myself. I also have a feeling that people who haven’t read all of the Twilight book series regard it in more simplistic, “girl meets boy and wants him to bite her” instead of “girl meets boy, really wants to get it on, but he wants to make it legit and get hitched first. Of and there is NO way he wants to bite her or get it on after they get married, just stare at her when’s she’s sleeping. Then it gets into shirtless wolf boys imprinting on half vampire babies…”

        Oh I keep making myself remember (and the teeth c-section) about the imprinting! Which in a way kind of completely voids out Bella’s quest about choice. My friend and I had a LONG 20 minute phone calling debating this. Then I begged her to get her crush/co-worker to give his imput. I think he’s Team Jacob, so I don’t trust his judgement anyway. :0)  

        Now that I write this all out…maybe it is better not to try to convince the critics that it is anything but “girl wants boyfriend”, it might be easier then ALL the questions.

      • Stacey

        I think a lot of books both YA and “Adult” have the theme of love conquering all. I am a big fan of those types of books myself. I also have a feeling that people who haven’t read all of the Twilight book series regard it in more simplistic, “girl meets boy and wants him to bite her” instead of “girl meets boy, really wants to get it on, but he wants to make it legit and get hitched first. Of and there is NO way he wants to bite her or get it on after they get married, just stare at her when’s she’s sleeping. Then it gets into shirtless wolf boys imprinting on half vampire babies…”

        Oh I keep making myself remember (and the teeth c-section) about the imprinting! Which in a way kind of completely voids out Bella’s quest about choice. My friend and I had a LONG 20 minute phone calling debating this. Then I begged her to get her crush/co-worker to give his imput. I think he’s Team Jacob, so I don’t trust his judgement anyway. :0)  

        Now that I write this all out…maybe it is better not to try to convince the critics that it is anything but “girl wants boyfriend”, it might be easier then ALL the questions.

      • TeamSeth

        Hm.  I always thought the main theme of HP was that death is mankind’s greatest fear/obstacle/frustration. And that JK’s message was that only in accepting and facing death (and more or less actually dying) is Harry able to defeat out Voldemort, who is consistently seeking immortality throughout the books.

        Also, the tale of the three brothers demonstrates that the two brothers who attempt to “conquer” death by having the most powerful wand and bringing back someone from the dead, are greeted with untimely demises. Whereas the brother who simply hides from death until he has lived his life “greets death as an old friend.”  He also passes on the gift of patience and hiding to his son, which in a way is passing on life to his son.  The three items together “conquer death”, but separated, only one of the items (the invisibility cloak) accepts death.  As the cloak eventually reaches Harry, this symbolizes that Harry will accept death.  And Death maintains that in accepting it, this is the only way one can truly live while they are alive.

        The idea that life is lived is very much pushed throughout the books. The fact that Voldemort is constantly trying to not die, even at the cost of so many other lives, whereas Harry faces death so many times and is saved by no doing of his own, but through the power of love from others, just sort of solidifies this life is meant to be lived (rather than ignored in attempts to be immortal) concept.  After all, what is the point of living forever if you have no friends or purpose?

        And… tweed removal in 3…2…1… back to work!

        • Bubs

          Wow, you lost me on all that [very impressive though]. I thought HP was simply about good v’s evil [?]. Liked the books but would rather watch the movies. Twilight on the other hand…..LOVE the books…really LIKE the movies. 

  • Anonymous

    Yes. My feelings about Twi have gotten disproportionately large and tweedy for a (Fall) blockbuster about Vampires and Werewolves. I oscillate between not being able to wait until the movie/s come out and knowing that when I am watching it/them, at least for the first time, I will be comparing the hair and makeup to the others, the story to that of the book, the accents, the romance/action ratio, how much Bella and Edward actually look like they might like each other, on and on. At least with BD part 1 I will not be nervous about how Renameme will be. I don’t think I even enjoyed Eclipse the first time I saw it, I was too invested by that point.
    And I am definitely chasing that special Twi feeling. I keep reading young adult paranormal romance like there are unlimited stories that I will fall in love with out there just waiting to be found, and so far I haven’t found one. I’ve enjoyed a lot of them, but….but….you know.

    • Anonymous

      I *do* know. That’s the thing. I have not really been able to put my finger on exactly why this has taken over my brain so horribly disproportionately, but it has. And I am not an idiot. And yes, there are terrifying people out there who also love the series, but there’s also us. The Normals. Educated, discerning women (and El Unico!) who have found ***something*** about this series. So. There’s something in it.  I’ve read other stories that I have liked (the Shiver series! Seers of Light! I cried my eyes out the last 50 pages of the Timetraveler’s Wife!) but nothing ever in my life has driven me this crazy for this long.

      • Stacey

        I think my love for the series (even though I can be equal parts critical and extremely over protective about the books and movies) is that Twilight is a GREAT idea that hooks all ages. Youthful teenagers discovering first love and married types like me that want to remember that first romance.

        Plus, you have an impossibly attractive lead that loves the heroine with his whole being. That is a definite plus to the story. Sure he is obsessed with drinking her blood, but what romance is perfect?

    • Anonymous

      I *do* know. That’s the thing. I have not really been able to put my finger on exactly why this has taken over my brain so horribly disproportionately, but it has. And I am not an idiot. And yes, there are terrifying people out there who also love the series, but there’s also us. The Normals. Educated, discerning women (and El Unico!) who have found ***something*** about this series. So. There’s something in it.  I’ve read other stories that I have liked (the Shiver series! Seers of Light! I cried my eyes out the last 50 pages of the Timetraveler’s Wife!) but nothing ever in my life has driven me this crazy for this long.

  • Aleisha

    I definitely have Twilight-induced embarrassment. I think it all boils down to these 5 reasons:
    1. The saga is officially (to the outside world, at least) targeted to the YA audience, and I am closer to 40 than to my teens. At first, I told my husband I was reading the books to bond with my teenage stepdaughter, but he saw through me after he found pictures of Rob saved on the computer under the name “lovely.” I think the world expects people my age to be reading books about sneaking spinach into cupcakes and how to declutter the living room.
    2. My Twi-love hasn’t come and gone like most of my pop culture obsessions (Dawson’s Creek, anyone?). I think this is because of the way the publication of the books and now the release of the movies has been so spread out. It keeps us wanting for more. Throw in the world of fanfiction and the media surrounding the actors and it’s hard to resist. So, the fact that I keep wanting to gush about the TS for going on YEARS now… yeh, that’s embarrassing.
    3. My interest in the actors. Let’s face it, we are a culture who loves our celebrities. And I think especially for older Twilight fans, we see RPatz, Kristen Stewart, etc. as handling their celebrity differently than we’ve come to expect. They are goofy and awkward and that’s endearing. BUT, it does lead to an unnatural interest in them. Of course, Rob’s mega-supreme-hotness does factor into that unnatural interest as well.
    4. The story is about teenagers in love, vampires, and wolves. And trying to defend books about that… well, it just leads to my saying a lot of embarrassing shit. My husband: “Why do the vampires go to high school????” Me: “Well, they are trying to blend in because they are good vampires.” Husband: “Would the main vampire guy really try to kill himself just from that one phone call?” Me: “Well, he wasn’t thinking clearly. He hadn’t fed, and their love is just SO strong he can’t even imagine existing without her.”
    5. My friends/family associate ALL Twilight fans’ actions with me. Just because someone got a picture of Edward/Bella/Jacob tattooed across 75% of her back doesn’t mean I’m going to. Just because someone watched three hours of behind-the-scenes footage of the MTV awards just to get a glimpse of Rob/Kristen… oh wait, that WAS me.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is that I have plenty of reasons that I’m embarrassed about my love of all things Twilight. It IS embarrassing! Still, I wouldn’t trade it. The haters just don’t know what they’re missing! lol

  • Aleisha

    I definitely have Twilight-induced embarrassment. I think it all boils down to these 5 reasons:
    1. The saga is officially (to the outside world, at least) targeted to the YA audience, and I am closer to 40 than to my teens. At first, I told my husband I was reading the books to bond with my teenage stepdaughter, but he saw through me after he found pictures of Rob saved on the computer under the name “lovely.” I think the world expects people my age to be reading books about sneaking spinach into cupcakes and how to declutter the living room.
    2. My Twi-love hasn’t come and gone like most of my pop culture obsessions (Dawson’s Creek, anyone?). I think this is because of the way the publication of the books and now the release of the movies has been so spread out. It keeps us wanting for more. Throw in the world of fanfiction and the media surrounding the actors and it’s hard to resist. So, the fact that I keep wanting to gush about the TS for going on YEARS now… yeh, that’s embarrassing.
    3. My interest in the actors. Let’s face it, we are a culture who loves our celebrities. And I think especially for older Twilight fans, we see RPatz, Kristen Stewart, etc. as handling their celebrity differently than we’ve come to expect. They are goofy and awkward and that’s endearing. BUT, it does lead to an unnatural interest in them. Of course, Rob’s mega-supreme-hotness does factor into that unnatural interest as well.
    4. The story is about teenagers in love, vampires, and wolves. And trying to defend books about that… well, it just leads to my saying a lot of embarrassing shit. My husband: “Why do the vampires go to high school????” Me: “Well, they are trying to blend in because they are good vampires.” Husband: “Would the main vampire guy really try to kill himself just from that one phone call?” Me: “Well, he wasn’t thinking clearly. He hadn’t fed, and their love is just SO strong he can’t even imagine existing without her.”
    5. My friends/family associate ALL Twilight fans’ actions with me. Just because someone got a picture of Edward/Bella/Jacob tattooed across 75% of her back doesn’t mean I’m going to. Just because someone watched three hours of behind-the-scenes footage of the MTV awards just to get a glimpse of Rob/Kristen… oh wait, that WAS me.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is that I have plenty of reasons that I’m embarrassed about my love of all things Twilight. It IS embarrassing! Still, I wouldn’t trade it. The haters just don’t know what they’re missing! lol

    • Anonymous

      When I first read “So, the fact that I keep wanting to gush about TS for going on YEARS now…” I translated TS into TeamSeth in my head. Now who’s normal.

      • TeamSeth

        It took me awhile to figure out what TS actually meant lol

    • Anonymous

      When I first read “So, the fact that I keep wanting to gush about TS for going on YEARS now…” I translated TS into TeamSeth in my head. Now who’s normal.

    • Anonymous

      I think #5 is the biggest cause of embarrassment for me.  That darn second-hand embarrassment.  To your list I would also add the following:
      6. Silly stuff from the movies that you can only laugh at.  See “spider monkey” type dialogue, wigs, cartoon wolves, etc.
      7. Have you ever read the dialogue from the books out loud?  Since my husband and I read the series together (twice!) I have.  What reads fantastically in your head always makes us chuckle when we read it out loud because it sounds so silly.  And I love the silly and feel protective of it… back to Moon’s point.

    • cosi bella

      Wow awesome comment Aleisha.  I AGREE with will ALL of it.

      “I think the world expects people my age to be reading books about sneaking spinach into cupcakes and how to declutter the living room. ”

      EPIC!  and SO FR*CKIN true!!!!
      I was going to wear my Team Jacob wolfgirl hat to do garden work  (that I bought when I picked up the Eclipse DVD – reduced to $2 – post opening night hahaha listen to me make excuses)

      Where was I?  Oh yes..So I’m too darn embarrassed to wear this hat I have many different hats I just can’t bear the ridicule I’ll get.

      I suppose part of me must agree that it’s a rather juvenile and inappropriate obsession for someone my age…sigh..

  • operarose

    Oh how I love Twilosophy class!

    I remember saying this a long time ago, but I think it’s worth repeating in this case as we head into the Breaking Dawn experience.

    When I first read Twilight, it was before the movies and its overwhelming popularity. I really didn’t have any expectations (fortunately…imagine trying to read it for the first time now when you’ve either heard outrageously good or ridiculously bad things about it coming at you from all angles). What I got out of my experience reading the books was this engrossing story that also felt unusually personal. This is one of those rare series that reaches audiences (well, some of its audience – the lucky portion -) in such a way that you feel as though you are living in the world and you are experiencing everything the characters experience along the way. There was nothing detached about reading the series (at least for me). 

    That depth of storytelling also makes us all feel very personally invested in the series. So when people are harsh – and they are harsh – it’s hard to bear. Even moreso, we have now experienced years of hearing unfair criticism (I’m not talking about the fair criticism, or the good-natured jokes that we make… I’m talking about the stupid and cheap jabs at the storyline and characters). I think we are always feeling on guard, bracing ourselves for the next onslaught of criticism. Which we can take, but ultimately, it is hard to swallow because it’s aimed at something that feels so personal and it definitely detracts from our continued enjoyment of the series.

    Anyways, with Breaking Dawn, we are all painfully aware of how much of this story is going to be difficult to translate on screen. We may all like the cast (or not) but it’s hard to have faith in anyone to portray these characters and this Breaking Dawn “experience” in a way that is faithful to our own memories of reading the book. We may joke about its weaknesses – or at least, the difficulty that much of the story is going to have to properly translate from words and our imaginations onto screen – but it’s kind of a harsh reality when you hear hundreds of other people laughing and taking jabs at the series that ultimately we like so much.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t read the books before the first movie was out/before it was a giant thing with a mind of it’s own (although kind of close because I was so pitifully unaware of the phenomenon before it was recommended to me). It would be neat to have (like you said) really have it be your personal experience without all the opinions of the lovers and the haters floating around in your head. It is like reading all the amazon customer reviews before you read something.

    • TeamSeth

      ” the Breaking Dawn experience.”

      That sounds like a ride at Universal Studios, like when they used to have the Hitchcock Experience (but replaced it with Shrek 2.5) or like a science center exhibit or an IMAX movie title.

      I’m imagining our science center promoting this… a still of Mr. Darcy walking across the field… “When True Love Happens…The Breaking Dawn Experience.  Now Playing at OMSI IMAX.”

      • natteringyeahrobber

        Ooh, it would be a good ride. Or better yet, a Breaking Dawn carnival. There could be a game where you try to break a headboard with your date (and if you do so, you “win” a free stuffed Renesmee). Maybe another ride where you have to try to toss wedding invites into puddles. The most wet invites wins. And a house of horrors where you are Renesmee trying to get out of Bella’s womb. Room keeps getting smaller and you feel yourself getting larger. All you can see is darkness and all you can hear is the sound of her heart. You want to panic, but before you do two giant teeth free you. Ride over.

        • ladyofthemeadow

          Add a turn lying in CathCoug’s Twilight bed and your carnival is complete.

  • natteringyeahrobber

    “You only like Twilight because Rob’s in it.” I’ve heard that comment more than a few times. OK, well, there is some truth to that. Rob pulled me in. But what kept me going were the other characters. Jessica, Charlie, Aro, Alice, Yorkie, Carlisle and of course Jacob. When I read a book, I often remain fixated on just the protagonists. I become distraught when the author veers off course into some lame side-story about second-tier characters I don’t even care about. But in the Twilight series I actually do like following the other side stories. I actually want to read about the other characters, because they all compelling in some way. I guess that is why Twilight fanfic is so popular – you can go so many directions with so many characters. It’s not just Edward and Bella, though they are the main attraction.

    Because I came to the series late, I’ve only seen all the movies on DVD. I actually haven’t seen any of them on the big screen. Breaking Dawn will be my first. It might be too much for me to handle. I cannot wait to see how the audience reacts to the headboard scene, to the wedding. I hope there is lots of shrieking so my shrieks will not be noticed. November is way too far away.

    • Anonymous

      It is weird being in a room full of people and the big screen. Totally different experience.

      • Anonymous

        I’m already planning when, at what theater, and with who. I saw a movie last week at a big theater, and the screen was giant and looked really good, much more impressive than our local theater down the street. Plus in a mall with more teenagers. So I’m thinkin’ there.

      • natteringyeahrobber

        Yes. Not sure I’m ready for it. Feel like I should wear a wig, too much makeup, fake eyebrows and a wedding dress to the show or something. Not because I’m worried anyone there will recognize me, but just for fun. I wish my friends were more into Twilight. I could wear my old wedding dress (I have 2 sons – no way that thing will EVER get any future use) and have one of them dress up as Edward. Or vice versa. Don’t think any of my friends would do that, though.

        Me: “Hey do you want to see Breaking Dawn?”
        Friend: “Rob’s in it? That’s why you want to see it, right? Just like WFE. I didn’t like that movie that much. Not enough controversy or after-movie conversational material. Boring. I don’t know what you see in him.”
        Me: “My Twilight love is complicated than that & you know it. And Breaking Dawn should have lots of convo material. Seriously, you want to dress up as bride and groom and see it with me?”
        Friend: “Are you high?”

        • natteringyeahrobber

          Maybe I’ll go alone. In my wedding dress. I’ll be that sorry 40 year old woman (I’ll be 40 by the time this movie comes out – ACK!) wearing a wedding dress to Breaking Dawn. Maybe I’ll carry Pocket Eddie with me too. Just to make everyone around me feel uncomfortable/awkward. Yes, I must do this.

          • Anonymous

            Pics or it didn’t happen.

            You should really move to the East Coast.

          • natteringyeahrobber

            If only the East Coast wasn’t alternating too hot/too cold all the time. The East Coast seems so….foreign to me. I’ve lived all over the country, but never on the East Coast. The South, Midwest, West Coast, never East. It’s like this foreign land, full of people who dress differently, talk with strange accents, and have access to decent bagels. And old buildings. Every time I go outside of CA, I look at buildings and envision them crumbling to rubbish in an earthquake.

            I think in some alternate reality, I am an East Coast person, though. I wear heels in the summer, snowshoes in the winter, show cleavage year round, and know how to shovel. I have 2 girls, my husband is a lobster-fisher, and I live on a big plot of land with blueberry bushes. Maybe next lifetime.

          • Anonymous

            You had me at cleavage. Get the hell out here, woman.

            Although it’s true. All our building would crumble if an earthquake hit. They don’t, though. Usually. Mostly they don’t, or if they do, it’s teeny, like, did I just fart or was that an earthquake?

            And the bagels are totally worth the flu season.

          • natteringyeahrobber

            Yah, I sort of believe that. Seriously, I have not had a good bagel since I made DH smuggle some home in his carry-on. That was a year ago. The whole plane smelled like onion bagels, but that’s the sign of a good onion bagel. Onion bagels here don’t smell, look, or taste like onion bagels. So pathetic. It might be worth moving out there just for onion bagels.

          • Anonymous

            Yes. Onion bagels. Onion bagels and someone who will make you exotic drinks whenever someone sends an email with a headline like “ZOMG Angostura Bitters! You must have them always!”. Then we will drunkenly harass Jackson on Twitter. Or CDubs.

            Onion bagels, and someone who will answer your Shopping Cart Bella notes.

            Onion bagels, and someone who will go to All The Twilight Things with you, even the terrible movies Eric Yorkie is bound to make.

          • natteringyeahrobber

            You could move to the West Coast, too. I’m gonna turn this right around. We have a temperate (if not slightly boring) climate. Case in point: it is 67 degrees. I could go margarita or I could go pinot noir. Either would work at 67 degrees. We don’t have bagels, but we do have taco trucks and oysters and brioche knots (brioche, but sweeter and with golden raisins tucked inside. Soft on the inside and flaky on the outside and perfect with espresso. Or as Robert Hass would say:

            Here are some things about San Francisco:  the bay, the mountain, the goddess of the city; remembering, forgetting, sudden pleasure, loss; sunrise and sunset; salt; the tutelary gods of Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Basque, French, Italian and Mexican cooking; the solitude of coffee houses and museums; the virgin, mother and widow moons; hilliness, vistas; John McLaren; Saint Francis; the Mother of Sorrows; the rhythm of any life still whole through three generations; wine, especially zinfandel because from that Hungarian vine-slip came first a native wine not resinous and sugar-heavy; the sourdough mother, true yeast and beginning; all fish and fishermen at the turning of the tide; the turning of the tide; eelgrass, oldest inhabitant; fog; seagulls; Joseph Worcester; plum blossoms; warm days in January.You cannot have response without call, and Shopping Cart Edward  is out here, calling. 

          • Kaybeevee

            YES! I second her moving to SF/Bay Area too…

            As for Rob embarassment, I too was anxiously awaiting the BD trailer during date night friday to see Super 8. My advice for Super 8: Don’t leave right after the movie ends! One of the best parts is after the credits…But alas, NO BD trailer after much nudging to hubby when the PG13 thing came up before a trailer-ARGH

            Anyhoo, NYR, you absolutely MUST see BD in the theater, a Twilight movie in the theater is not to be missed.

            Twilight-saw it 8 months pregnant and prayed to God not to have to pee during the show (somehow I managed not to!) Also saw it at a 10 am show on opening day with about 20 other soccer moms AND one dude. Believe me when I say some of the ladies were giving him shit. The hubby actually saw it with me two days later and didn’t hate it-I did go pee during the vampire baseball scene.

            New Moon-Have yet to see anyone “dress up” for a Twilight movie but this girl in the bathroom did have a SWEET Cullen Vampire Baseball hoodie I wanted to steal (hello Cafe Press!) It was seriously cute.

            Eclipse-Saw it opening night with my sister and her (older) kids and just happened to run into two online twilight friends. Thank GOD for them because they shut up some tweens that were talking during the movie. I am a wuss and have already recruited them for any annoying talkative/texting tweensters during Breaking Dawn.

            I think BD will be all kinds of craziness. What will I do when these movies are over?!?!?! I have no idea! And NYR, we should totally see a midnight showing of BD in the city with matching hoodies-drunk, of course!

            Off to read Twilight and Midnight Sun together-what a great idea!

          • ladyofthemeadow

            Friends of ours moved from east coast to LA. As newcomers, they found themselves trying make small talk and find new friends. They quickly discovered our east coast favourite conversation-starter just didn’t work in CA. There’s no point in talking about the weather because it’s almost always nice and sunny!

          • Anonymous

            I do like San Francisco. If I had to move west I would move there. And then get 3 jobs to pay for our apartment, but still. I am going to have to get a guarantee of Shopping Cart Edward notes, at least one a week. And mojito playdates. Maybe we could live next door so we wouldn’t have to worry about drunk driving?

          • natteringyeahrobber

            Housing is SF Bay Area expensive. You basically pay for the weather. The house across the street sometimes goes up for rent (we rent too) – I’ll let you know. They have a wood burning oven in the backyard. You can make Montreal bagels (that’s how you could support yourself – you’d be the only decent bagel shop on the West Coast – people here would go nuts).

          • Anonymous

            I would call it Moantreal Bagels, too. In fact, I would name all our product sly Twilight related things, like Newton’s Outfitter Granola, You Are Everything bagel…and we could have a sampler plate called Nipple Clamps and Cheese Wheels.

          • ladyofthemeadow

            Offer blueberry bagels and call them, “Purple’s Cool”. Or sell frozen ones and call them, “Edward’s bagels”. Or make ones with pizza sauce and call that flavour, “Italiano”. Sadly, I could go on all day…

          • ladyofthemeadow

            “Mojito playdates”, cute. I’m going to borrow that.

          • ladyofthemeadow

            You haven’t lived til you’ve eaten a Moantreal bagel. You can google it. Wiki has a good entry. Moantreal is wicked for temperature variations though, and people definitely dress differently (stylish taken to the 108th degree), they have French accents, they have old buildings, they shovel (lots). And no earthquake danger. Maybe you need a Moantreal vacation to try it out? Or come farther east and your husband can fish lobster with the boys.

          • natteringyeahrobber

            Yah, we need a vacation alright. Maybe in 1-2 years. Only we’d need to take 2 months off just to visit all our traitor friends who moved to the East Coast, just to spite us. Can’t go to Montreal without also going to Maine, if we went to Maine, NY friends would want to see us, and if we went to NY, Boston friends would need a visit and then inevitably we’d need to go to State College PA even though it’s not that close. We’d have such a social life if we lived on the East Coast. No shortage of friends (ALL OF THEM TRAITORS!). Seriously, what is it about the East Coast??? It’s HOT out there now. I must smell really bad. I can’t think of any other reason so many people we know have moved so damn far away.

            According to Wikipedia, there are only 2 varieties of Montreal bagels (they look good, BTW). White poppy seed and black poppy seed. Are there places where you can get onion if you ask in a super secret way?

          • ladyofthemeadow

            State College? What’s your connection to there? It’s where I was born!

          • natteringyeahrobber

            2 sets of friends out there, both used to live in California. All of them work at Penn State. The complain a lot about how it is so conservative. Apparently the governor there just yanked school funding, so they all might be out of jobs in a year.

          • ladyofthemeadow

            Wiki lies. Fairmount Bagel does offer an onion bagel and it’s delicious. You don’t even have to ask for it in French or any other secret way. Are you sold yet on a Moantreal vacation??? Just keep it a secret from everyone else who lives out east, and for goodness sake don’t mention your wonderful Montreal vacation in your Christmas letter.

            It ain’t hot in my city today. It’s rainy, cool and Forksy, as usual.

          • Anonymous

            It’s Forksy here, too. Let me know if you go, NYR. I can be in Canada in 6 hours. ;)

          • Anonymous

            It was gorgeous when I woke up at 7:30, but then decided to go back to sleep for an hour. My punishment? It now looks like it is going to rain. But I live about 4-5 hours from Forks…
             

          • TeamSeth

            hold up, have we discussed this before?! (meaning where you live)

          • Anonymous

            OFF TOPIC: I am making a cake, and I just cracked myself up, alone in my kitchen, when I realized I was making Marble Cake. Marble. Ha.

          • Anonymous

            Yes. That would be fun old style, when we used to go to thrift stores all day and prepare our look for going out that night.

          • Anonymous

            Okay now I am thinking I’d really like to find a thrifty wedding dress and go in costume. Or do I. I don’t want to be one of the crazies, and I think that would pretty much seal the deal, no?
            Plus thrift store wedding dresses are always way way overpriced. Like it is stained and outdated and usually ugly as hell, and it will still be between 30.00 and 125.00 dollars. I don’t want to pay over 15 dollars for something that is basically trash bound and only going to be worn for humor. And I don’t want to wear my own wedding dress because it is made of mostly cream chiffon, and it is not a traditional looking wedding dress anyway…although if I wore it with the veil people would get the idea. I guess there aren’t any parts of a Twi movie that involve green slime being squired at the audience. I wonder if I could drum up some other ladies willing to go out on a crazy limb in the name of Twi. Maybe my old dress up and party friends, they aren’t Twihards, but they do love to dress up and party.

          • Anonymous

            A wedding dress to the premiere is only funny if you are roaring drunk. But then it’s really really funny. Besides, the wedding is like, 5 minutes of the beginning, and then you are just sitting there in an uncomfortable dress. I will go naked, like that part when Bella Drops the Towel. Oh! Maybe I will tie a towel to my leg so I can be all, “I am dressed as the Drop The Towel Scene!”
            Yes. That.

          • Anonymous

            But it is such a good costume. I mean Bella’s prom dress plus cast and crutches is also a good identifiable one, but not BD appropriate of course. And showing up in a wedding dress says “yes, I’m here to marry Edward Cullen”. And yes, I would def. have to be at least moderately drunk to show up in that getup. Although…if I’d been drinking I would have to pee during the movie a lot, and that would not be cool.

          • Anonymous

            But it is such a good costume. I mean Bella’s prom dress plus cast and crutches is also a good identifiable one, but not BD appropriate of course. And showing up in a wedding dress says “yes, I’m here to marry Edward Cullen”. And yes, I would def. have to be at least moderately drunk to show up in that getup. Although…if I’d been drinking I would have to pee during the movie a lot, and that would not be cool.

          • Anonymous

            It would be awesome to show up and be all, I will cut Bella, let Jasper eat her up, and then console Edward all the way to the Golden Bedroom of Bliss. That is a really long saying, but wedding dresses are long, so I say go for it!

          • Anonymous

            I do love most reasons to dress up in an insane way. I have already started my 2011 Halloween costume. Plus I love a reason to lose a few pounds. Even if it is my imaginary joke wedding that is actually a Twilight movie.
            But anyway, nobody answered my question about the crazy. Does going to the midnight showing of BD (if I can get the husband to wake up with the toddler if/when he comes looking for me) in a wedding dress for fun = crazy, or just a normal person who likes to dress up and let it all hang out once in a while?

          • Anonymous

            I will absolutely be there for midnight. I wouldn’t go in a dress, but I *would* be seen with you in the dress. If the dress is super campy, I think you can pull it off. (ha ha, pull off a dress. ha.) I think the more people you can get to go with you, in wedding gear, the funnier it would be. good luck, and PICS, PLZ.

          • Anonymous

            Oh yes, I always make sure I have photographic proof of embarrassing getups. See pictures of me drunk as a skunk in C. Love Halloween custume, me drunk as a skunk in Foot lose country prom gear, not even for Halloween. Me wearing a stripey stretch 80s dress, leg warmers and asymmetric makeup for party, on and on

          • Anonymous

            Okay short on time to post spelling problems, but you know what I meant.

          • Anonymous

            What are the chances that I could get a gang together I wonder. It *might* actually be easier to convince people that aren’t actually that into it to do it. I don’t know, I can only think of one person that I have a chance of convincing. Now if I could get her on board she has lots of male buddies, and maybe one of them could come in a suit……….

          • Anonymous

            It’s better if he comes in a wedding dress too :)

          • Anonymous

            It equals totally crazy but if you post the photos on LTT your crazy may be redeemed as normal. I would go as Rosalie bride. Bella Drops The Towel costume would be amazing as long as theatre wasn’t over air-conditioned like they usually are. You would def. need somewhere to stuff a hipflask.

          • ladyofthemeadow

            It would be such a drag to be arrested for public nudity half way through the movie. I’d be like, “Wait, officer, we have to see the headboard scene before you take me away!”

            Kind of like my kids begging for an extension on bedtime, which in their minds equals jail.

          • TeamSeth

            Hm.  I just had a thought!  You could do the 4 movie marathon and change your outfit for each film!!!! Then for film 5 you will have a whole year to get fitted for and order red and “golden” colored contacts! Midway through the film you just swap out and voila.  Instant awesome. 

            Maybe Charlie Bewley will be in the audience (visiting his old Canandian friends before he went all “LA”) and you can approach him with your bright red eyes and say, “I was the one who sent Jamie the nipple clamps.” and he will totally, completely, and undoubtedly believe that. ;)

          • Anonymous

            Yes to all of this.

          • natteringyeahrobber

            Have you tried ebay? A while ago, I tried to sell my wedding dress on ebay. The starting bid was $20 and by the last day of the auction, only one person had bidded on it. I freaked out and took it off auction. Selling my wedding dress for $20 was heartbreaking. Not worth the $20. Decided to keep the damned thing, even though I cannot imagine ever wearing it again. Mine was also non-traditional. Non-traditional in the sense that I waited until the last minute to buy it and purchased at some strange dress shop. It’s ivory, with lace tiers. Felt like the f’ing wedding cake instead fo the bride. But it was there and I was desperate and in the end, it all worked out. 
            In any event, you can find cheap wedding dresses on ebay. Some of them are probably cursed, though. Be sure to ask seller if dress is cursed.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, that is the whole thing about ebay. People list things with the idea that they are going to make a profit. So getting one for 15 dollars or under, I don’t know if that would happen. Ditto Craigslist. I would only want one that was super ugly and tacky anyway, because it wouldn’t be as funny if I was trying to look pretty and demure.

          • natteringyeahrobber

            I think I found a wedding dress for you, GWI: http://i52.tinypic.com/ixccqa.jpg

            Only a few alterations would be necessary though. Instead of the crochet poms/bows, you’d need to use feathers. And make the top of the dress slightly more phallic. A featherpeen wedding dress. Envied.

          • Anonymous

            That would be perfect.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, that is the whole thing about ebay. People list things with the idea that they are going to make a profit. So getting one for 15 dollars or under, I don’t know if that would happen. Ditto Craigslist. I would only want one that was super ugly and tacky anyway, because it wouldn’t be as funny if I was trying to look pretty and demure.

          • TeamSeth

            If you’re still considering to sell it, you may have better luck on the price value here: http://www.recycledbride.com/

             

          • ladyofthemeadow

            Just ask Rob to go find a wedding dress in a dumpster for you. I’m sure he’d be happy to take special requests.

          • TeamSeth

            As someone who has recently purused “thrifty” wedding dresses, I’m not sure you’ll get something that cheap.  Just buy a penis veil at the sex shop, those are always the cheapest.  Or maybe some white tulle and tie it with a rubber band at the top then pin/clip it into your hair for the evening.  Same sentiment…just cheaper… and you can go out later and pretend it’s your bachelorette/hen party and get lots of free drinks.

            ps-go bruins ;)

          • Anonymous

            Oh no you didn’t! That game had my husband ready to take the next two days off work to go into a deep depression. Then he reminded himself that Luongo has super at home stats, and he picked himself up again. He is going to that game too. Or selling the ticket because we are poor and could use a few grand. Actually I think the likelihood of that is pretty low.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, I really have checked out thrift store wedding dresses before. And I’m sure it would be possible to look around and find something decent, the ones I’ve seen have been the ugly stained and still 75 dollar variety.

          • Teamseth

            How could he NOT go to that game?  It’s historic!

            And I’m so worried bruins will lose because Mr Seth will go into about a 5 day depression.  Sigh.  So, whatever the result, you and I should meet in Bellingham for some vitamin Rs with Billy Burke’s family just to escape from the sadness (or support the other person escaping from the sadness)

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, he’ll go. He just has to consider selling it because it is valuable.  And we have a camping trip at the end of the summer planned that we can in no way afford. Camping is cheap, but there are the ferries to pay for (three of them each way), the high price of buying food on the island, and eating out more than normal (more so if we get unlucky and it is rainy).
            That sound fun. We should totally do that.

          • TeamSeth

            Camp in BC mainland?

          • TeamSeth

            Oh! Oh!  Right outside Kamloops is this gorgeous lake!!!  Try that! Super cheap.

          • TeamSeth

            Or you could always come down to Mt. Hood or the Oregon coast or…  BETTER YET, Olympic Nat’l Park ;)

            “Mr. Gowithit, we can’t afford the island camping, so I think we should just head over and around to Forks.”
            “Isn’t that the vampire place?”
            “What?  No, no, that’s the only substantial town within the Olympic National Park. Clearly.”

            Passports baby!

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, he’ll go. He just has to consider selling it because it is valuable.  And we have a camping trip at the end of the summer planned that we can in no way afford. Camping is cheap, but there are the ferries to pay for (three of them each way), the high price of buying food on the island, and eating out more than normal (more so if we get unlucky and it is rainy).
            That sound fun. We should totally do that.

          • Anonymous

            Yes. That would be fun old style, when we used to go to thrift stores all day and prepare our look for going out that night.

  • allryans

    The embarrassment over a Twilight trailer in the theater is mostly because you don’t want your friends and fellow theatergoers to know how you are internalizing it. You get excited, you want to hide it, you get embarrassed that you aren’t hiding it, so you get even more self conscious, so you pretty much freak out.
    It’s like bobbing your head to Summer Girls in your car. You turn the volume down just a little at red lights so no one can hear it from behind your windows, and you hope that the rhythm you’re bobbing to looks more like Nicki Minaj. But you keep mouthing “I like girls who wear Abercrombie and Fitch” …. just a little.
    You hate it, but you can’t HELP YOURSELF.

    (Obviously, if you really like that LFO song you need serious help. Twilight is not a perfect analogy.)

    • chochang

      this by far is the best explanation i’ve read. sometimes, the best things are just simple. 

    • TeamSeth

      SUMMER GIRLS! OMG!  That was sooo long ago!

  • chochang

    i just miss the times when Twilight was just a book. when the fandom’s craziness was all based on the stories and muse Steph’s written words. 

    let’s all go back to that. forget the actors. forget the movies. forget the silly lines from the movies. forget the wigs. forget the incredibly kitschy and godawful merchandise and tattoos. forget Summit. and *gasp* even forget Rob. just the story. just Edward and Bella. not Rob and Kristen. remember that. remember how much you fell in love when they fell in love. remember how much Twilight (–the story!) excited and intrigued you as a reader–no matter how CHAGRINed we were by it. 

    i think when we all look back, we’ll remember why Twilight meant so much. why we loved it. how we loved it. and in the end, THAT TWILIGHT should be the Twilight that we should feel protective of. not all of this insanity.

    and for it to be the reason of forging friendships/meeting fake (lesbian) lovers online/discovering and loving fan fics.. those things are just added bonus!

    • nocoolname

      YES.  Yes, yes, yes.  The movies have never made me feel like the books.  For me, it’s (almost) all about the books.  One of the first things I heard about the series is that it was written by a girl who went to my alma mater (BYU) at the same time I was there, so I at first felt like I was just, you know, being supportive of a fellow alum.  And then I fell in love with them and heard they were making a MOVIE about the first book.  I know it sounds dumb, but I was so PROUD of Stephenie Meyer.  I felt like cheering for someone whose life was (somewhat) similar to mine and who was having such great success!  And while I have enjoyed the movies (mostly…) the feeling I get from them is nothing like the feeling from the books in those early days.

      • Anonymous

        Totally. The movies are secondary at best. It’s all about the story, and the movies change the story enough so that’s it’s just not as good. Not that I don’t watch them over and over, because I do, and I of course enjoy more Pattinson Time, but like you said, it’s all about the books.

    • Bubs

      Amen sister, you’ve summed it up wisely. Definitely explains why I like reading them on a continual loop. Thanks to whoever mentioned last week that one of their friends was reading Twilight and Midnight Sun together [chapter by chapter]. Hadn’t thought of that before…turned out to be lots of fun. God I wish SM would keep writing more Twilight !!!! 

    • Anonymous

      It’s 50/50 for me, but Steph & the books are the superior half. Same for HP.

    • operarose

      Thank you. For me, too, it’s always about the stories. Sometimes the movies give a trace of a memory or a reminder of what it was like to read the books for the first time, but it’s never the same. Of course. 

    • Anonymous

      you make a good point chochang…the story itself was the first love…I look forward to the wedding, to see edward marry his bella.

  • Twi Sherry

    You said it perfectly.  I won’t deny (well I would to any of my non-Twilight friends) that going to see Super 8 this weekend was influenced by the fact that I thought I might get a glimpse of BD on the big-screen.  Yes it’s bookmarked on my puter and I watch it daily.  Yes I still have the MTV Movie awards saved on the DVR so I can watch the trailer and other great moments every day.  But, seeing it on the big screen….well there’s just something different about that.  Chills!!!!

    Much to my damn dismay, it did NOT play before Super 8 at my theater.  I want my damn money back…LOL.  Super 8 was good so it wasn’t a complete waste…not like when I did the same thing for that stupid Band Slam movie…that was a waste of time & money…but whatever.

    Anywho….Moon…you always say a lot of what I’m thinking…it’s why I keep coming back.

  • Stacey

    I think I love the books and movies, because ultimately they are fun! When you need a release from life stress from kids, laundry, trying to sell a house…you need to escape and for me, War and Peace or Moby Dick isn’t cutting it.

    I must really love because, while watching the Le Monde Race with my husband I noticed that there was a driver named…Mike Newton! In which I yelled out, “Edward would totally smoke Newton on the track!” My husband asked who the heck I was talking about and I muttered, “Twilight…shut up.”

    Then at the local Hallmark store the kids and I were picking out Father’s Day cards and my daughter saw a giant music card with Edward/Rob’s head on it. She wanted to get it for her daddy, because Mommy thought that boy was pretty and Santa got her the movie (me not my kid). Like a moth to a flame I had to pick it up and hear the Eclipse theme song. An old lady gave me a weird look and my sweet and way to chatty child exclaimed, “My momma loves Twilight. I like the boy in the shorts, but mommy won’t buy me his barbie, cause he isn’t wearing a shirt. But she likes the barbie that looks like the boy on the card.”

    And that ladies and unicorns, is true Twilight embarassment in one weekend.   

    • Anonymous

      *snortlaugh* “I like the boy in the shorts”

    • Bubs

      Your daughter has excellent taste !

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure you have a spare Hawaiian Ken shirt in the toy cupboard -problem solved, now go buy that Barbie boy in shorts.

      Poor racing car driver.

    • Anonymous

      I got an edward mother’s day card from my kids…I didnt know whether to cry or to try to hide it…

      • Anonymous

        There’s an Edward mother’s day card and I didn’t get one? My family hates me….*grump*

  • Anonymous

    I cant even explain my love anymore…the more years I love the saga, the more embarrassed I get and of course, the more my husband teases. My sweet 12 year old son seems to understand…he will go to the movies with me when they come out, and then watch them later with me when I purchase them. He will quote from twilght just to see my reaction, like an inside joke we share. Every once in awhile my husband will say “some kind of animal,” to fit whatever context of our conversation. In the end, they think I’m nuts…but that’s normal, right? hey I even just rented “waiting for forever” to see tomstu…..I am in deep. I also want to thank Stephenie for my love of Muse. I saw them in L.A. in the fall….the books, the movies, The Creator….the actors…it’s kinda fascinating….

    • natteringyeahrobber

      How is Waiting for Forever? I almost rented it, but then didn’t.  Maybe I’ll just wait for Red Riding Hood to be released to Netflix and watch them as a “vaguely related to Rob/Twilight somehow” double feature.

      Hmm…and speaking of CathCoug, did you all see that the Twilight magic bed will be up for auction? http://www.mtv.co.uk/film/twilight/news/276935-twilight-robert-pattinson-kristen-stewart-kiss-bed

      Hopefully it will be one of those auctions where everyone will decide to bid at the last minute, only on the day of the auction, everyone will forget, so the bed will be mine, all mine, for only $8.99. I’m sure I can probably find a Rob hair on that bed somewhere….

      • Anonymous

        this was hilarious until the last line and then I got incredibly squicked out. Well, no. I was sort of squicked out by the idea of the auction in the first place, and then…yeah so that. Oh CathCoug.

        • natteringyeahrobber

          I cannot believe she would auction the bed off, though. I mean, it is THE bed.

          But then what would you do with it? Charge people to sit on it? Lie on it and wait for…something to happen?

          I guess it is only good if Rob (or at least 1 free Rob make-out scene) came with it, and I’m guessing he doesn’t.

          • Anonymous

            I think all of those are valid ideas.

      • Anonymous

        ya know, I was a little worried about cheesiness…but I like Rachel Bilson, and so….I was pleasantly surprised…it is not what I expected, but I do have to say I love tomstu a little more…
        and hey, I actually paid to see red riding hood in the theater….again, if you recognize it for what it is, you can indulge the fantasy….and shiloh….mmmmm

      • Anonymous

        ya know, I was a little worried about cheesiness…but I like Rachel Bilson, and so….I was pleasantly surprised…it is not what I expected, but I do have to say I love tomstu a little more…
        and hey, I actually paid to see red riding hood in the theater….again, if you recognize it for what it is, you can indulge the fantasy….and shiloh….mmmmm

      • Anonymous

        She’s gonna have to sell the video with the bed if she really wants to raise money for charity.  ‘Cause you know that would be a major bidding war.

      • TeamSeth

        We all knew the day of the bed auction would come. Cathy needs something to fund her tequila desires…

        Frankly, I’d LOVE to pay $8.99 for it!  We need a new mattress anyway and apparently that bed is magically comfortable and oozes sexual energy.  And about $500 cheaper than a normal mattress set.

        Wait, is there a headboard?  I didn’t click on your link…

  • Shellycm

    Ditto!! totally! I always get this rush of excitement when watch the trailer for the first time and yes they always blow me away but as soon as I watch them with someone else outside of the Twi Fandom it becomes something else. I understand the almost feeling embarrassed because you want them to get it and love it as much as you do.

    I am still 100% in love with the Saga, as much as day one! think I always will be and I can’t wait for November!

  • Bubs

    Saw Bridesmaids over the weekend in Australia [very funny and very crass] no BD trailer unfortunately, however I did note that when Kristen Wigg [who plays the main character] brings her best friend a pile of magazines for a girls night in, the top mag. had K.Stew in a pink dress on the front.
     There was a trailer for Steve Carells new movie with Julianne Moore as his soon to be ex-wife. At one point she says that she lied to him about where she went one night, that she actually went to see the new Twilight movie and it was “awful” [or words to that effect]. To which I said out loud -“no it wasn’t !”- then my sweet husband turned to me and whispered “I think she meant having to go alone, to see it, was awful”.
     I’ve since told him because he’s so wonderful to me, I’m going to take him to the first [most probably midnight] session of BD as a reward, otherwise I would feel “awful” if I left him at home.

    • Anonymous

      *applauding KStew magazine spotting* I never see these details in films and completely rely on others to point them out. I even missed SM & Wyck because I was so focused on Cedric.

      • Bubs

        I looks like Melissa Rosenberg right next to Wyck [in the Wedding Scene Trailer]. I still blame that woman for leaving out all the good lines [that are in the book] from the Eclipse movie-how dare she !!!!

      • Bubs

        I looks like Melissa Rosenberg right next to Wyck [in the Wedding Scene Trailer]. I still blame that woman for leaving out all the good lines [that are in the book] from the Eclipse movie-how dare she !!!!

    • TeamSeth

      It’s normal that when I read Kristen Wigg I thought you were talking about the Bella wig from Eclipse, right? 

      • Bubs

        Totally :-].

      • Bubs

        Totally :-].

      • Anonymous

        teamseth,
        you always have me in stitches….totally normal

  • TeamSeth

    Something happened today that only LTT readers can relate to… No tweed necessary for this one, maybe a cocktail, but that’s optional.

    I had to go to the dentist today to get my fillings redone. Always an inconvenience and somewhat…not scary…just, annoying and uncomfortable. Like going to the OBGYN. I should tell you that my dentist (who I just started going to) looks like Cillian Murphy in the role of Scarecrow in Batman Begins.  Which could be hot…if he wasn’t sticking needles into my open mouth and possibly gassing me.  It’s like at any moment he’s going to pull out the scarecrow mask.

    So, when I arrive and tell the receptionist I’m there and “He’ll be right out!”, and I sit down.  Next to the GQ issue with Alexander Skasgard on the front. Dentist visit is now looking up.  I flip through to begin reading the interview (Is GQ a magazine for gay men? I never read it, but there were so many hot men wearing Armani and D&G, I wasn’t sure).  It’s not too thrilling (when did magazines get so boring?), but there’s a lovely photospread, and isn’t that the real reason anyone reads about hot movie stars anyway?

    The hygenist comes out. Drat, have to leave the mag.  NOPE! She says, “Oh bring GQ with you! You’ll have some time while the novacane sets in.”  Don’t mind if I do… ;)  (if you haven’t seen the issue, he’s ON the COVER and so hot)

    As I’m lying in the chair staring up at the skylight and the zen garden they have in there (best dentist ever–they even offered me an ipod so I wouldn’t have to listen to the drill!), I think, “Wow, if only I could put Alexander on the ceiling…just like on LTT when we discussed having Rob on the ceiling on the OBGYN.”

    It was a beautiful moment.

    Then Scarecrow said, “Enjoying that article about Eric?” and I basically died. Then he said, “Yeah, too bad he’s not that attractive. Makes the rest of us look good.”   Maybe Scarecrow wasn’t going to OD me on hallucinogenic poison after all…
     

    • Anonymous

      Yes. Yes to your story, and yes GQ has a gay following, which they must know since I’m sure they research that kind of stuff. Mens magazines in general have a gay following (not counting Maxim and the like that are really just soft porn shoots with articles about drinking beer). I don’t have any close gay male friends anymore (boo hoo for me), but when I did, I recall them having Details and GQ around.

    • TeamSeth

      haha, I just remembered that they had the pop/rock XM radio playing and a song came on that the hygienist was all “Who is this?! They always play it!” and Scarecrow says, without hesitation, “It’s Adele. She’s British and had a big debut at age 19. I really like her voice because it’s not all 20 notes at a time like Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera.”

      Dentist must have daughters.

  • cosi bella

    Great post and totally OT but I’ve just realized I’ve got no one to go to see Breaking Dawn with (Daughter is loooooong over it and hates twilight now)

    I live in the Philly area (ish)

    Whatmagonnado???

    • Anonymous

      East coast BD meet up!

      • cosi bella

        is one being organized?  :))

        • Anonymous

          There can be! Our local theater did the 3 twi movie extravaganza. In,other
          news, I am about to eat at In & Out burger. I hope I see Rob. :)

          • Kaybvee

            But did you get an Arnold Palmer? Good lemonade there…

            Ack! I’m so excited to see this movie…don’t know if I could do 4 movies in a row though, whoa. On second thought-yeah, I probably could…

          • Anonymous

            Ha. I do love my Arnie Palmers, but I got coke & lemonade, my 2nd favorite.

            I said that about 3 movies in a row. The plan was to nap during most of New Moon, but we were all riveted. Four seems like a lot though. One of the theaters near me is doing all the HP movies, one a week until the release. Maybe they will do something like that.

    • Anonymous

      East coast BD meet up!

  • cosi bella

    Great post and totally OT but I’ve just realized I’ve got no one to go to see Breaking Dawn with (Daughter is loooooong over it and hates twilight now)

    I live in the Philly area (ish)

    Whatmagonnado???

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