Three Years! Tears, Fears, Jeers, Leers, Beers, and lots of awesome stuff!
You may have figured it out (you’re quick… and there was a special post) but yesterday was our 3rd Anniversary Blogging about Twilight and Rob and their crazy fandom. I looked up what the traditional gift for the 3rd anniversary is and it’s leather… so sit back as UC and I sit on our butts in leather pants and talk about doing this thaaaang for three looooong (short!) years!
Music to listen to while reading
The one where we’ve lasted longer than Kim Kardashian’s Wedding!
UC: Dude, Moon… 3 years. That’s a WHOLE LONG TIME. We’ve lasted longer than Kim Kardashian’s marriage and Charlie & Renee’s marriage
Moon: First off, I have you saying DUDE now. Took three years… second, we’ve lasted longer than any of jasper’s hairstyles. We lasted longer than
UC: Nikki Reed & Kristen Stewarts Fake Lesbian-ship
Buttcrack Santa’s Life- well, on-screen life
Moon: true. RIP or Harry Clearwater. RIP x2
UC: We’ve lasted longer than Swiftner (and we DO go back to December. December, 2008 that is) and Cathy Hardi’s relevancy
Moon: nothing will outlast her eternal cockblock of THE audition tape though. we’ll still be hearing about that when we’re 50
UC: Outlasted Jessica & Mike. And technically we’ve been blogging longer than Edward & Bella’s relationship– Much longer than Bella’s pregnancy
Moon: longer than bella was a student at forks high school
UC: And longer than Ashley Green and any of her relationships. And let’s be honest.. we’re gonna outlast Nikki Reed & Whatshisname (sorry, Nikki)
UC: Longer than TammyO’s permission to comment on LTT
Moon: we’ll probably out last Robsten… you and i will at least. longer than the THE LIST summit keeps of the crazies
Moon: and longer than the list of death threats and “jealous hags” comments we’ve received. which is a lot
UC: Right- cuz like I said in my personal blog post yesterday.. we’ll be blogging as old Grannies someday
UC: Still tumbling about an old geezer Ryan Gosling. I’m Sure
UC: So yeah.. that’s a long time.
The one where we interview each other
Moon: i know when i meet friends/readers/haters in public i gets lots of questions about LTT/LTR
UC: “How do you live with yourself?” that’s my favorite
UC: “What’s your address so I can send Kristen’s security team after you?” I like that one 2nd best
Moon: why are you such a hateful hag? my other fave. They love the word “hag”
Moon: SOOOO think we should do our best Barbara Walters and interview each other?
UC: Yes- we’ll channel our inner & future Granny’s & Go Walters on each other
Moon: maybe make each other cry (from embarrassment)
UC: She interviews Bashar al-Assad– we DO each other
Moon: snaps for knowing who Bashar al-Assad is
Moon: see, we know things other than twilight!
UC: Yep. We know a couple things about The Hunger Games too
We spend some time reminicing, spilling secrets and more after the jump
The one where I’m a covert government agent stripper
UC: Okay I’ll start: Moon, how DO you do it? 3 years in- you have worked– actually let’s discuss that b/c people often ask me what you DO.. I’m open with my expertise in the business field (buy a hot tub y’all) what have YOU done in the past 3 years, and what do you aspire to do. I think it may surprise some people (that you’re a stripper)
Moon: well besides working the day shift at Cheetah’s strip club… i pretty much do two things: Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake
UC: Hahah, You really aren’t gonna share are you? I’m not sure either, LTTers.. I think she’s in the CIA… she calls it “entertainment” but we know that either means 1) stripping. or 2) CIA
Moon: OK OK… fine since my CIA/Stripping covers are blown I’ll share… when we started the blog I worked for a social media and pr company and part of starting the blogs was kind of a personal challenge to myself to see if i could put into practice all the things i taught ceo’s and people at movie studios, brands and music labels about the interwebs. and yea, it kinda worked…
Moon: the other thing i have done/do in the past 3 years is work in the music industry. thats always been my SUPER passion. either in live cocnerts or in music supervision. i knew alex patsavas because of the OC not because of twilight. now i mostly just want to be robert pattinson’s house keeper. minus the laundry and cleaning part. but anyhoo that’s ME! SECRETS… not so secret.
Moon: ps im listening to the BD soundtrack while we do this… hoping it prompts some tears
UC: oh i will too
Moon: maybe if i put turning page on repeat
The one with Amy Grant
Moon: ok so one of the things i get asked a lot is: did we meet online because of twilight or do we only know each other online?
UC: Good one. We’ve sorta shared this one before- but getting back to the music thing… we met in … dun dun DUNNN Music school and right now, I’m gonna do something I’ve never done before except on Facebook last year for my 800 friends, I’m going to share with you one of my “press “photos from that time
Yes, I DO look like Amy Grant, thank you very much –
UC: Our school was just a 1 semester “study abroad” school in Martha’s Vineyard. I went hoping to be discovered as the next piano pop-rock singer. I’m laughing so hard at that last sentence, but I’m 100% serious. Moon was there to convince people like me that we didn’t have what it takes to be a piano pop rock singer
Moon: clearly i had the snark and meanness even back then
UC: haha. Something I wouldn’t know since we only talked ONCE (that either one of us can remember)
Moon: my recollections of you in music school were these: you sang a mariah carey song in the bathroom our 1st morning. i am not a morning person. the one time i was in your car you had the vanessa carlton cd and to this day the song “White Houses” makes me think of you
UC: I still have that CD. I’m gonna break it out tonight. Just for you. I still sing Mariah Carey in the bathroom FYI
UC: And it was REALLY hard to not talk to someone– we were stuck on an island in WINTERtime
and there were only 30 people. How we didn’t discover our mutual love for… each other, I’ll never understand
Moon: if i could find my headshot from then id post it. me thinking in cool with short hair and converse, feet on the desk. HA. loser
The one where someone’s face is in someone’s hole
UC: So anyway- I can’t remember exactly when- but it was probably a year later, we started IMing.
Moon: it was after i graduated i think. HA
UC: I had a boring job. You were living at home. We kept each other sane. By then I had lost my Amy Grant hair
Moon: my hair had grown out
Moon: then a few years later i saw you posting cryptically about twilight and i had just read the books and that was it
UC: by cryptically I think you mean I wrote “OMG I LOVED TWILIGHT SO FREAKIN MUCH ROBERT PATTERSON IS SO HOT” on Facebook
Moon: yea i think cryptically was you with the twi movie poster face in a hole thing or you and Edward
UC: this was an actual photoshop job from a friend. NOT face in the hole, FYI
Moon: DAMN YOU AOL INSTANT MESSENGER for not keeping logs!
UC: End of story. December 8th rolled around and…. UGH we could have had our original convo!!! sad!
The one where we should be committed… to an institution
Moon: so we were mentally insane and blogged for over 2 years EVERY DAY even sunday (the Lord’s day!) about twilight. i get asked all the time how we did it and how we find what we blog about
UC: omg HOW DID WE DO ThAT? I know we’re supposed to ANSWEr questions.. but… Well, let’s remember that things were NEW. 2nd hand embarrassment hadn’t yet been done or talked about
Moon: yes everything was new
UC: Twi crap was NEW. Twi Tattoos were NEW. They were FILMING
Moon: no one knew about buttcack santa no one knew about dick and clare
UC: we were JUST learning about the cast. There was SO much. It was new to everyone. There was always some new angle to explore. Someone new to make fun of. And offend
Moon: at the beginning it was defs a deluge of information
UC: ANd videos- I haven’t seen a good Rob video in a long time
Moon: me either!! srsly that makes me sad
UC: BIEL where are you!???
Moon: remember vampire’s choice? the edward/volvo video someone made?
and the coke video someone made about Rob and Coca Cola?
UC: YES! Oh speaking of memories.. remember when we won that “Dazzle Award” that meant nothing? yet LTTers got behind us and MADE US win!?
Moon: HAHAAH I totally forgot but thank you LTT-ers for helping us win that fake/real contest about nothing! You’re the best!
Moon: and when people would make up twilight lyrics to popular songs??embarrassing!!!!
UC: I mean- I miss it. DO IT AGAIN WEIRDOS!
Moon: right where did all the weirdos go?!
UC: Wherever all the cowboys went. Did Paula Cole ever figure it out? omg.. worst/best joke ever
Moon: same place the last season of Dawsons creek went – HELL
UC: I think it was one thing for LTT & the like to make fun.. but some of the weirdos (awww WE MISS YOU AMANDUH) made it to D-listed & stuff and that stuff has got to get to them eventually
Moon: i think mostly though we blog about something we think is funny, something weird we think about when we read a news item or something that we think you guys would like
UC: Or just…. we try to take another angle. Like.. we read a story- and maybe others are saying all this great stuff about this person’s twilight tattoo
Moon: exactly whatever everyone else is saying we’re probably going to play devils advocate and go the other way
Moon: we’re the people who say OUT LOUD (say it!) what everyone else is thinking
UC: Exactly… THAT’S a big thing I think maybe is a ‘misunderstanding’ about us, sometimes… We don’t always think the things we say. Like, deep down I REALLY LOVE Kristen Stewart (hahaha just kidding. I’m as indifferent to her as the first day I ever thought about it) but we’re gonna say it anyway.. cuz it’s controversial… or different
Moon: we’re the ouiser and clariee of the twilight world if you will. “if you dont have anything nice to say, come sit by me”
The one where we reveal a BIG secret
Moon: wouldnt it be great if after three years we came out as the biggest kristen stewart fans ever
Moon: and this was all a rouse to see the dark underbelly of the twi fan world?
UC: After all is said & done- we’re just like.. okay fine.. you caught us… we have her on our Google Chrome skins & everything
UC: I have a full life-sized portrait of her in my closet. to inspire me to be Fierce every morning
Moon: my tshirt is currently knotted yall and im wearing doc martens. (only half of that is true).
The one where this is a THING
Moon: ok lets get to some moments in our blogdom
Moon: moment we knew THIS LTT/LTR thing was A THING
UC: That one day in January/February.. When the hits just SHOT up?
Moon: i think i probably have a couple each year but defs around the oscars 2009 when i still had comment notification via email enabled and it crashed my phone oscar night 1500ish comments later…. that was crazy… the very first stephenie mention on her blog… anytime someone yells “MOON!” at me at any twi event
UC: OHHH yes… !!!! I know- that was surreal for me.. being “recognized” by a few girls at Tent City… People we’ve NEVER emailed with or talked to– but ‘knew” us… SO insane… !
Moon: yes crazy and fun and weird
The one with the Best!
Moon: BEST moment… if you could choose
UC: I’m gonna get sappy here for a sec- and I’m not just saying it… but it’s DOING these things with you.. and I don’t necessarily mean the act
Moon: yea i like DOING it with you too… and rob
UC: I mean… like the phone call we had after I got the email asking us to do the interview with Stephenie, like our little private moments where we are ALL CULLEN SMILES
Moon: that was fun and hard to talk in an excited, hushed whisper in an office building
UC: and like.. Teary-eyed from excitement. OUR private fangirl moments that we don’t ever share… with anyone but each other
UC: There was another one this year that we can’t talk about- but let’s just say it was called Operation Hart of Dixie
Moon: yes Op. Hart of Dixie was the best and made me want to pull my hair out
UC: THAT phone convo- oh man I wish we could share- but OMG… the yelling & screaming we did.. It was the best. Sorry all. We’ll tell you when we’re dead
Moon: I like when we’re really vague about our best moments answers for our audience!
UC: but those are examples of the BEST moments. They are the little things just you & I have BEFORE the big event that we get to share with the rest of the LTT world. So… that led up to meeting Stephenie last year. And then obviously everything with the premiere in November.
Moon: ordering bottled water from room service before our interview with smeyer. High rollers.
UC: hahahahha WE RULE
Moon: november 2011 was a november to remember for sure. the WHOLE month was insane
UC: Yeha- i’m still not sure I processed it all b/c I got home and went RIGHT into things. BUY HOT TUBS Y’ALL
Moon: it was like we were finally REALLY in the fandom. and it IS different than it was before. i can honestly say that
The one with the worst
UC: Ok, the worst…
UC: Hmmm… there were some tough days. Of course I can’t remember any of them. You know what….. the toughest days weren’t when WE were getting hate That’s never REALLY bothered me #1 because they were hating UC & Moon. Not Noreen & Bunny- our real names
Moon: right, i dont care if you call ME a hag cause thats stupid, you dont know me. but dont call our readers names that shit does NOT fly with me. i also as of late have had enough with twilight/smeyer/cast member haters. go get a life folks let us have our thing. we get it, you’re super cool you don’t like twilight. great.
UC: They don’t know us. And ALSO #2 We deserve it, if we’re going to go after people, we need to be able to take it back And we can
Moon: i can totally take that but dont go after other people who arent willing participants like we are
UC: But YES- that’s why TammyO got banned.. not because she hated us, but because of things she said to people who didn’t deserve it.
Moon: i think the other would be the INSANITY that happened after the picture from hotel cafe. which truly i sometimes forget ever happened. there’s been like 10 gabillion pics of them together since so it’s like whats was the deal? but it defs taught me about who our friends were.
Moon: i also feel like it kind of sent the robsten/nonsten thing into over drive
UC: definitely. it was a dividing point
Moon: and for that part of it im sad about cause robsten/nonsten defs created a rift in the fandom and between FRIENDS! and thats just dumb
UC: I’m VERY sad. Actually I got really sad about it earlier today
Moon: at the root of it, it’s just plain dumb to let a maybe real, maybe fake relationship about people you DON’T KNOW change the way you feel about friends and something you once loved A LOT.
UC: I mean.. I can’t say I regret anything we’ve done on the blogs, there are very few things I do. I think b/c we did everything together. no big decisions were made without discussing it first
Moon: these blogs have most definitely been a team effort between us no decision made without both our inputand it’s been really healthy. Too bad the Cullens didn’t have a family relationship like our blogging one! No sour Rosalie’s allowed!
UC: so any regrets we COULD have.. well, we thought everything through, the benefits & consequences more than if it was just one of us running the site
Moon: this has been an altogether fantastical and weird journey these 3 yrs
The last three years have contained everything in the book, the good, the bad, the awesome, the non-regrets, and the mind blowing moments. We’ve gone from zero to 60 in the past three years and that’s all because of you guys: our faithful readers, commenters and lurkers. We don’t always agree but you always come back and give us another chance. We’re the dumb, indecisive Bella to your never wavering Edward (poor Jacob). And for that we thank you and love you.
Moon & UC
PS We can’t thank the “LTT Family” enough… our regular contributers, forum moderators, anyone who’s every written a letter, commenters, lurkers, anyone who’s ever fetched an image, a video, fleshed out an idea with us or just supported us around 2am while we blogged. THANK YOU! A thousand times, thank you!
PPS UC – I can’t put US into words anymore… three years is and will be just a blip on our friendship radar, a fantastical blip I’ll have with no one else, but it’s really only part of who we are and what we will be in the future. Love you and thank you for a wonderful, meaningful, special and beautiful friendship. Quil Clout-Lay.
Looking back on three years…
Year 1: So green
Year 2: So exciting
Year 3: It really DOES keep getting better
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
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