Take out your party hats, it’s LTT’s 3rd Anniversary!

There are no videos in the post, so you can just mute your computer today! HOORAY!

Dear Unintendedchoice, Themoonisdown and LTTers,

Never trust a girl with crazy eyes, nor let her blog

I know what you must be thinking: who let Brookelockart get control of the blog? After deciding that I wanted to throw a surprise blog party, I spent the last two weeks cracking passwords (hint: has to do with Robsten, magicness and Bella’s birthday). So folks, spike your coffee and raise a glass to three fabulous years of laughter, tears and images that will never leave you (two words: Snail Penis).

As part of the anniversary surprise, I reached out to regulars and some old time friends who jumped at the chance to reminisce about our favorite LTT posts (I may have also promised some punch and pie.)

Please introduce yourselves and when did you start reading LTT/LTR?

Read_or_sleep: Summer 2009
Cazza: March 2009
PlaneFriend: Reading Since: About 5 seconds after this post. When I saw Stephenie was going to have fansites interview her, I decided to go looking at the fansites. All the others I just glanced at, read a page or two, and never went back to again. Within days, I was reading most of the LTT backlogs…realized I knew UC a few weeks later, started writing for y’all occasionally, and the rest in history.
Stacey: March 2010
LonestarKendall: March 2009
Rachel B, formerly GriffsSayWhat: Winter 2009
Alice_NaA  – Bella_NaA : A  long long time ago, when palatial pads and hot pocket fortresses where yet to be built, Summit was not to blame, TomStu still shaved, Bobbygee shared his wisdom, AmanDUH  was working her living room corners, the Pattinson pants were in style, and Oregano was not just an Italian herb.
superhumanmoron: January 2009
MrsKowski: I’ve been reading since March of 2009. The post that started it all for me was the “This is how you found us? Vol. 2”  it was linked on NewMoonMovie.org – my world has not been the same since I made the decision to click on that link.
Snowwhitedrifted: January 2010
Janetrigs: February 2009
Allryans: April 2009, actually since THIS post.
Operarose: August 2009
TeamSeth: September 16, 2009

Well, I guess this is what happens with an open ended question. For the record, I’ve been reading since March 2009.

We know that LTT gave laugh lines to Stephenie Meyer, what posts made you screen spray your drink while reading?

worse when it comes out your nose

PlaneFriend: I laughed so hard while reading this post that I flatout cried, no joke. I mean, Barbies in lingerie? Blacking out a Barbie’s girl parts? Flipping hilarious.
Stacey: This is an old one, but one of the first that I read that made me laugh so hard that it woke up the baby I was nursing at 2 A.M and made him start crying. So while that won’t help me win mother of the year, that post did bring some fun at actually being awake at 2 A.M.
Rachel B: I really loved seeing all the funny stuff people thought up for this contest, even though I was not creative enough to think of anything!  And, at the time the “imma let you finish” was ALL the rage!!
Bella_NaA: Oooh, the Imma-contest. Endless fun we had with that one. There were some really, REALLY good entries, including the one that Gil Birmingham ended up tweeting about!
Mrskowski: I think a memorable screen spray post was the “Ok …we gotta discuss it …it’s time” post – can you believe I’d never seen Last Tango in Paris before this post? …I could have probably answered this same question with any LTT Mailbag post or any My Twilight Confessions post as well – I die at all of them.
SWD: Breaking dawn Barbies
Janetrigs: The epic Calliope (@CalliopeBlabs) , UC and Moon Break Down of the New Moon trailer and we learned that Tweed is indeed Serious.
Operarose: Any of the posts with responses to letters LTT received from Twi fans who thought to the cast or Stephenie. I love the equal parts biting sarcasm, snark and sometimes sweetness involved in UC & Moon’s responses to the rather confused fans. Example

Cry Baby

Those certainly bring back lots of memories, also some inappropriate laughing at work. On the flip side, which post made you cry more than Eric Yorkie in New Moon?

Read_or_sleep: I have nothing coming up from memory.  Obviously I am a cruel, heartless person.
PlaneFriend: This post because I want to read a Leah sequel THAT badly. Truly, I have a ridiculous affinity for Leah. I want to get inside her head. I want to see her puke over the pedophile Jake-Nessie imprinting. I want her to fall for someone other than Sam!
Lonestarkendall: Just another example of how Twi brought us LTT/LTRs together across the country, supporting one another and making us laugh.
Alice_NaA: Don’t remember the exact post, but at the time of our twidiction high, every post reminding us that the twilight-period will come to an end, made us sad.
Bella_NaA: And now, every post that reminds us how LTT has become so much more than a funny blog about Twilight but also a place where we have made new friends!
SHM: I can’t think of one in particular.  Usually the ones that talk about all the friendships made through LTT.  And we all sing “Friends are Friends Forever”.
MrsKowski: it’s a toss up between “Twilight Moments that have shaped us” and about Leghitch2010
SWD: Well, this one was emotional for me, because I did the shirts. It’s AWESOME to see them on you all!!
Janetrigs: Freya describes how we all feel, in that LTR/LTT has brought us all together as friends.
Operarose: MidnightCyn’s story. Probably one of the most unforgettable stories I’ve ever read, anywhere, period. I was so inspired that Twilight helped distract her from a difficult time in her life.
TeamSeth: Same post as above.  This is one of the first posts I read, and I thought every Thursday was a tear jerker (due to post title). Luckily that wasn’t the case, but this will always be the most teardrops are fallin’ down my cheek post and same goes for its comments. But what makes it even more tear-jerker to look back on is that Cyndi DID go see New Moon, even though she didn’t think it was a possibility.

Time to dry those eyes and put on Cullen smile! Which posts were so 2nd-hand embarrassing that you prayed that Stephenie Meyers didn’t read?

This never crosses half of the fandom's mind.

Stacey: I still have nightmares of the picture you have of the fake baby coming out of that woman’s stomach like in Alien and I wonder if Stephenie does too knowing that is what people think about when reading the birthing scene. (Oh and please don’t get me started about the Taylor Lautner cudding with the little girl pictures. I know they are like “brother and sister” at this at this point of imprint, but seeing that someone actually created pictures of it? Yikes!)
Lonestarkendall: Three syllables: A-man-duh
Rachel B: Because I would be so embarrassed if I knew SM saw me dressed up like that chick.  Just, no.
Bella_NaA: The one time we called the engagement ring from Eclipse a cheese grater ring. Sure, I snorted coffee all over my screen because it really IS a cheese grater ring, but I couldn’t help thinking that Stephenie’s feelings might be hurt juuuuust a little, since she personally picked the ring and all.
MrsKowski: Honestly, I’m not 2nd hand embarrassed for Stephenie to see any of these posts. She created the world we laugh in …so really what’s there to hide?  If there were any topics I probably wouldn’t really have the guts to discuss with her it would be the whole period/Edwards hightened sense of smell issue. Cuz really, for the most part I like to pretend that stuff doesn’t matter.
SWD: Well, this was a letter from me. It’s where “Fade to Sad” originated.
Janetrigs: A Dear Stephanie Letter that points out in the 1st couple of lines, “You may overuse irrevocably.”
Allryans: Dear Lord.
Operarose: Anything having to do with a countdown to Taylor turning 18. And my subsequent comments that may or may not have revealed my adoration of him. (He’s adorable! I couldn’t help it!)

So now that we pretty much guaranteed Stephenie saw all of those post, let’s discuss controversial posts. Which ones were you sure would have caused Armageddon in the fandom?

Read_or_sleep: The best fandom argument will always be Robsten/Nonsten/Don’tgiveacrapsten.   However, I would say that back in December of 2009 UC/Moon came pretty close 2nd with the “Can KStew act” post.
Planefriend: I know I wrote it, but I really thought people would hate me! I was pleasantly surprised that no one threw anything at me, tried to find out where I lived so they could kill me, etc.
LonestarKendall: THIS POST BROUGHT OUT THE WHACKADOOS.
Rachel B: Any post that was in the least bit slightly negative about KStew.  The stew lovers HATED those, no sense of humor!  For example: the acting post
Alice_NaA: Stephenie Meyer coming out of the LTT closet and UC and Moon being invited for an exclusive interview.  UC and Moon have always been an easy target in the fandom, because of their honesty, down-to-earth spirit, mock political incorrectness and wittiness. Rare and unappreciated qualities in a fandom dominated by crazy teenagers, horny mums and Krisbians who think sucking up to the stars gets them in Rob  Kristen  Stephenie  or even Justin Chon’s pants places. Having the queen bee of the fandom reach out to them and invite them at the cool kids’ table… Buuuurrrrrnnnn.
Bella_NaA: I second that! Well said!
MrsKowski: Again, a toss up! I think this is a toss up between the “I don’t get it – The Kristen Stewart Edition, which really brought out all the Krisbians and their pitchforks and the “Over it! Goodbye Runaways and Remember Me, give me back my Twilight” post which brought out some of the meaner sides of our normal little LTT/LTR bubble. Events I’ll never forget? One word: LegHitch2010 Two words: Jazz Hands! No really, that whole (bowel) movement about respecting rob and showing your support by taking a picture of yourself with your hands over your face was, in my opinion, one of this fandom’s more laughable moments. Freya speaks my mind and had me snarfuling my coffee this day. And who could forget the day back in May of 2009 when the shirtless pictures of Rob filming New Moon managed to break the twitters, and jam up just about every website on the net. The whole world skipped a beat or three.
Janetrigs: Moon’s pic of Ron and Stew getting into a cab after her quick ninja pic. Yup, I still have that Life & Style mag. I forgot to get Moon to sign…there’s always next year.
Allryans: A combo of this post  and your Hotel Cafe pics THAT ZOMG OUTTED ROBSTEN … was anything more contentious? Haysus. I had more fun surfing those waves than Yorkie ever did at LaPush, baby.

So much has happened on the blog and twitter. What will you never forget?
Read_or_sleep: THE HAND HOLD.   Don’t make me even link it.   You know we were all zooming in on a grainy picture to see if they were holding hands.
SHM: seriously try to avoid the dramas and whatnot.  But I laugh every time I think of that hater commenter that had to get banned.  TammyO, was it?  Good times.
Aro reading Fanfic  and all the “Jumping Robs
Allryans: I’m going with the most recent one – the Marcus Foster video and Kristen. Wow. Could there possibly be more hate for something so commonplace? Yeesh.

 

Now that everyone has had a few drinks, time to discuss a favorite subject: Fan Art and Manips. Please share some of your favorites!

 

Brookie's favorite manips (the ones you'll never forget)

Bella_NaA: I know this is not fan art or a manip, but what I like most is all the LTT vernacular that has become so normal to us that even Stephenie uses it. Big Daddy Lautner, jorts, Twilosophy, Oregano, Nacho… it’s just become so normal, at times I have to make a conscious effort not to use these words in real life (and then having to explain… y’all know how it is).
SWD: The christmas post, lol: and this one, which is how I found LTT!!! I googled “Breaking Dawn” pics, in early 2010. And what especially creeps me out is that little girl looks A LOT like Snow Jr.

Janetrigs: Amazing –  Also this one:
Allryans: just in case you need to know what Edward and Bella would have looked like had she lived when he was human (cause who doesn’t)
Operarose: Not a “favorite” more like “most memorable.” This will never get out of my head, unfortunately. However, I do admire the artist’s skill with the shading and colour palette. That part is sophisticated.
Teamseth: Manip fun

It’s been an amazing three years and we appreciate you SO MUCH. Personally, I am so happy to count you both as close friends. Happy Anniversary!

Love,

Brookie

(I hope that the party didn’t cause too much blog mess!)

Which posts would you say were funniest, tear-jerking, 2nd-hand embarrassing, controversial? Link us to your favorite fan art or manips in the comments!

MOON note: don’t forget to check out the special LTR anniversary celebration
The Forum Celebration
and this: http://happyanniversaryltt.wordpress.com

 

  • Absolutelyvlc

    yep, things look different here too (was just over on LTR for the first time in a while and it looks DIFF!). It’s been a while since I’ve been around (been hanging out in the forum too much I guess). Just wanted to wish UC & Moon and everyone whose lives they’ve touched a very happy anniversary.
    Thanks for the mammories! :D
    Abs. (lurker since Aug. 2009 ish)

  • Anonymous

    I’ve said it before, I am sure I will say it again in a drunken stupor, hopefully much too close to your face someday: I don’t know what I would do without you people. I absolutely have made RL friends from LTT.  And I absolutely love that my man’s nickname is now Mr. Slut. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.

    Oh god you tagged this snail penis. make. it. stop.

  • GMB

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! :)

  • Sue G.

    Congrats on 3 years ladies!  Thanks for all the fun memories.  I’ve been reading since around Dec 2008/Jan 2009.  My favorite was the recap with Stephenie!  That was just so cool!

    I also love that I have found so many others who are just as NORMAL as me!

  • RachelB

    Happy Blogaversary!!

    TS- that is a good manip!  Vampires, yay!

  • fangbanger

    Happy happy anniversary! I miss all the fun times that used to happen up in herrrre. :)

    muah !

    Angel aka fang

  • operarose

    Happy Anniversary LTT/LTR! Thanks for yet another year of countless laughs, mornings spent commenting instead of working and for bringing me together with tons of great people who I chat with on a daily basis online.  You are excellent. I will now proceed to raise a virtual glass of champagne to you, and say that no measure of time with you will be long enough.

    • Robjunkie

      But let’s start with forever. 

  • amynkansas

    I really don’t know what I would be doing now if I hadn’t found this blog/forum (maybe something useful with my time..?) I have been a active forum member for almost 2 years and a blog lurker for longer than that.  I wish I could find the first post I read that made me unable to “quit you”.

    ooxx
    amy

  • Anonymous

    Happy Anniversay you fine young things you and thanks for all the pleasure you give (not to mention smutty thoughts and spat beverages).

    Just you wait til I get rid of my last patient and can read all those links (barbie in lingerie, my wordy lordy)! The trials of being a late bloomer.

    Love yas. Love yas all xx

  • http://twitter.com/amyksu Amy Lahr

    thought we needed some celebratory porn…

  • KStewBoy

    Congrats on your 3 years LTT!  Thanks for all the hilarity and additions to my Twicabulary. 
    And the wig jokes.  I loves me some wig jokes.

  • http://letterstotwilight.com UnintendedChoice

    ohhhh girls! all the laughs & the giggles & the Cullen Smiles you’ve given me from the memories of the past 3 years. SO CRAZY!!!! I can’t believe it’s been that long. And that I know you ALL- well, I’ve met most of you except for a few! Which is crazy since some of you live in Belgium :) THANK YOU for our special anniversary surprise! I really am still hoping you bring me cupcakes in my office, but I feel that hope may be futile…. But seriously.. if you loved me.

    xoxoxoxoxooxxoxoxo forever and ever and always.

    scratch that I will love you ‘…blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever…” <— Twi Dork of the Day Award right there. Hand it over 

    • Anonymous

      No. Twi Dork of the Day here, for getting the chills and a little lump in my throat when I read that.  #sniff #hormonal

  • The Old One

    Happy Anniversary.  So many fond memories!  Where would I be now without my (almost) daily fix?  Richer, maybe, but a lot sadder.  Thanks for being there.

  • Alice_NaA

    Congratulations girls! Up to the next 3*??? ;)

    *wishful thinking

  • blackgirltwihard

    Congrats ladies… you never cease to amaze!

  • Suzyb49

    Happy Anniversary!

    Back in March ’09 I just finished reading all 4 and then bought and watched Twilight on DVD.  Began lurking the webs, found sites pertaining to “moms who like twilight” because I was one.  But I stumbled upon this gem http://letterstotwilight.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/buttcrack-santa/ and found out I was normal!

  • Anonymous

    Happy 3rd Anniversary!!
    <3  <3  <3

  • Anonymous

    I’d also like to point out that my life is so much richer thanks to the occasional Dear Grocery Store Bella letters. I miss those, Nat. <3

  • twiprof

    happy anniversary moon and uc! in april 2009, I became a lurker, and my first post was several months later….love having you as my secret friends, who make me laugh OUT LOUD all the time!

  • Anonymous

    Happy Anniversary Girls!!!  Thank you for everything these blogs have brought into my life and for being so ‘normal’

    xoxo

    Well done Brookie – thank you for organizing this! xo

  • TeamSeth

    Argh! All the links to the manips are being blocked at work… They fall into the category “Pornography”  (looks at everyone suspiciously)

    • Anonymous

      If, by pornography, they mean bringing deep intense pleasure, Hale yeah!

      • KStewBoy

        Rob kissing Kristen’s exposed pregnant belly is a pornographic as I ever need.  *moves monitor away from co-workers*

  • Themoonisdown

    it’s taking me forever to get through this post, i keep going back to read what everyone’s posted as their fave… i’ve forgotten some of the crazy shiz we’re said and done…

    im gonna be here for like 3 days trying to read this… send help

    • Anonymous

      I think that’s what I’m doing with my weekend if the husband ends up working… I was trying to open them in additional tabs, but the awesomeness (and video ads) were crashing my browser.  So it’s one at a time, as time permits!

      • Anonymous

        Lol, that was a big, ::hint hint:: if I ever heard one. Enjoy the reads, and don’t forget the comments too. That’s where the hidden gems lie.

        • Anonymous

          The comments are almost always my favorite part :)  And I’m not bitter about the ads… I like for UC and Moon to cover their expenses, and maybe even make some profit from all their hard work… but they do slow things down.

  • Anonymous

    Happy Anniversary! Been around since CabGate in August of ’09! I’ve appreciated the daily and now tri-weekly laughs ever since! Love you ladies! Hope to make it to the last event next year!

  • Anonymous

    UC and Moon, Happy Anniversary!
    Thank you for the laughs and coffee sprayed monitor moments.  The day your posts stop will be a fade to sad day indeed.  So here is to many more laughs together.

  • Anonymous

    Happy Anniversary Moon and UC!
    Congratulations for three fabulous years of LTT!
    (…Thank you…)

    –::–
    From lurker to occasional commenter and eternal “Like”er since just a tad after your 1st anniversary.

  • Robjunkie

    YOU GUISE! I’m having the most f-awesome time re-reading all the favourite posts. I died all over again at the comments, especially those of the “you jealous bitter bitches” variety. Good times. I haven’t commented in such a long-ass time, but know this: LTT and LTR will forever and ever be my sanctuary in this crazy fandom. I broke my comment cherry on here and they are still the only twilight blogs that I feel comfortable commenting on. It’s like my “home” yanno. Aww crap, now I feel like crying while quietly singing We are the Rob. I love you bitches hard, yo.

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  • Necessaryj9

    Happy Anniversary UC and Moon!!!  I’ve been with you since January 2009….so happy I found you…made me feel part of a secret group….that’s “normal” right??? Thanks for all the laughs, tears and wet panties peeing myself from laughing so hard!! My fav…Vanity Fair style….but love all…

    Hugs and Kisses,
    J9

  • Anonymous

    Happy anniversary and many thanks, girls!  Reading this made me think about all my favorite posts.  Off the top of my head it’s Twilight and Religion (http://letterstotwilight.com/2010/06/11/twilight-religion/) but this may be sentimental– it’s one of the first posts I really got into commenting on… and it involves vintage CCM references, which always makes my day.  Another favorite is “What if Twilight Didn’t Fade-To-Sad?” (http://letterstotwilight.com/2010/07/08/what-if-twilight-didnt-fade-to-sad/) … another day we all went nuts in the comments, with hysterical results.  Poor Stephenie.  And then when y’all talked to Stephenie about Cyn.  That’s the one that made me sob!
    Can’t wait to enjoy this “best of” at moments of boredom over the next few days!

  • Abcoolie

    Hi ladies,
    I had to jump on and comment. I have been reading since (I think) December 2008 or early January 2009. I just remember that it was over the holiday break of 2008. I didn’t comment for months and months. And even then I didn’t comment often, but I still read every day.

    Favorite posts: When you got “picked” to meet Stephenie. I saw it on her blog first and totally FREAKED! I swear it was like it happened to me.

    The whole “behind the Dumpster” thing. I actually had a dream about meeting Rob and attempting to go behind a Dumpster with him, but chickened out because under my club outfit I had on a Team Edward shirt. (just a dream…)

    I actually snorted Diet Coke out my nose the time someone referred to Taylor’s mom as Mama Yogurt Pafait. (Such a small thing, but soooo funny.)

    Thanks for everything!

  • GMB

    I only jumped on the Twilight train in January of this year but Im so glad I did! No one in my life was a Twilight fan so I’m so glad I found this site. I have spent many many many many hours that I should have been working reading old post and you ladies always put a smile on my face so Thank you and Happy Anniversary!

  • Blondieinco

    One of the good things about being late to the party is that once I found LTT, I didn’t have to wait to read new material every day or every other day.  I spent many hours ignoring my children and good hygiene to read old posts.  Happy Anniversary LTT!!!

  • Anonymous

    It’s all amazing and i can’t believe it, three years! I don’t know why but it didn’t really hit me till i saw the dates of the comments in those old letters and i was like, “wow! It’s true”. I know how this is going to sound but i really feel sorry for those who haven’t given Twilight a chance…. They’ve missed out on so much. I don’t really remember the first post i read but i do remeber the first one i commented on ( because too bad for me that wasn’t so long ago), it was one of UC’s mushy ones :) LOVE YOU ALL <3 <3 <3

  • Beaspoon

    Happy blogiversary, UC & Moon!

  • Anonymous

    bestest birthday wishes to my favorite blog, LTT!

    Thanks to everyone that participated!

    ::group hug::

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been lurking since November 2009, just after my friends dragged me kicking and screaming to New Moon and ruined me forever!
    I’m so happy I got to meet you guys last month! It was seriously the weirdest ‘I feel like i know you guys so well but feel like a stalker cause I never comment’ moment.
    My favorite post ever was when Moon met Dick! I LOVE DICK. And because of you ladies, I know 100% for sure, THAT’S NORMAL.

    Happy bloggaversary! Thanks for all the laughs!

    <3 K

  • MariaCecilia

    Wohooo –
    congratulations on the anniversary! Crappy internet kept me away, but now I have
    to join in the choir. I started coming here in the summer of 2009, when the
    Internet was buzzing with pics of shirtless Rob in Italy and beat-up Rob in
    NYC. My starting point, and one of my favourites still, was your breaking down
    of the “Kristen-is-pregnant” pics of Kristen in tight leather trousers with a
    tiny bulge. That’s when it was established that “Robert Pattinson Can
    Impregnate With a Stare” and my son giggled at the picture of brooding Rob,
    carrying the caption  ”Booh! Now you’re
    all pregnant!”

    You have
    almost literally saved my life these past years – thanks for that! Please don’t
    stop. I really, really need you – you are all my personal brand of heroine!

  • Theajirvines

    Happy Anniversary!

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