#RIPTwilight: Your Stories Day 1

I have the be honest as we approach our 4th anniversary, the “end” of this whole-Twilight thing, despite knowing #RIPTwilight was near, is as surprising to me as a head rolling out of an aquarium on The Walking Dead. I know the friends I’ve made over the years on LTT are here to stay. I know I’ll continue to write about Twilight (like I could quit you!) but it will be in a new place (Thats-Normal.com of course!), and I’m really excited for all the potential of letters to write & obsessions to have over at TN (like I need another “excuse” to drool over Damon Salvatore) but I’ve felt down. And reading all your #RIPTwilight stories sure hasn’t helped! But this week as we approach our 4th anniversary (PS Moon we could be halfway done a medical degree by now…) we wanted to share some thoughts from people we love- from you all. Twilight has touched our lives in so many ways. And these letters are just a reminder that we aren’t alone! Join us all week for more #RIPTwilight stories such as these:

Traveling Rob

What can I say? I love the friends I’ve made thru the Twi Fandom even if I came to the party waaaay late (discovered Twi the summer before BD1). Sad that there’s so much I missed! But thanks to this Fandom, I discovered the awesome that is Travelin’ Rob. He made my work trips a lot more fun:

Will miss all the letters you’ve been posting in LTT, you guys are amazing! ♥


The sads through gifs

Ugh! you guys! I know that you and Rob can’t just be my happy place forever…it’s just that I think this might
be the saddest thing ever. I have never really subscribed to the whole RIPTwilight thing. I mean, books are re-readable. Trust me on this one. I read all the way through all four books in a week and then picked Twilight right back up again. But YOU. You are leaving. #FOREVER. Sigh. Okay:

I found LTT because, well because of the aforementioned sudden onset insanity that befell me when I read Twilight. I actually resisted for the first book, but once my eyes fell on those blank calendar pages in New Moon, I knew it was all over for me. I was well and truly f*cked. Irrevocably. I had never done this level of crazy fandom before, so I wasn’t sure what to do. I perused the internet for like minded people, finding scary TwiMoms and teenagers and nobody like me at all. Finally I ended up on some board somewhere, and it was okay. The day I left the forums for good was the day I posted something like, “Haha! Today I bought coffee just because it was called “Midnight Sun”! I am a dork!” and someone else said, “Oh I always buy Twilight scented Downy, it doesn’t even smell good!” and we all giggled a bit. THEN the post got flooded with grown women talking about how they never sleep without their Jacob Face Pillow and how the sight of their Creepy Edward Cut Out at the foot of their bed soothes them and OME I swear I saw a vampire while wearing my Cullen Crest face paint…I had to walk away. I thought I would never find my kind. You could call me a nomad…wait, no. Don’t, please. That’s weird.

THEN. LTT came into my life, and with it the only comments on the internet I will ever read. TeamSeth, GoWithIt, NatteringYeahRobber…and who doesn’t want to be friends with someone called SisterPenguin?! Everybody here is FUNNY. and CLEVER. and snarky but snarky with the absolute knowledge that we Love This Shit.

Twilight changed my life, in a lot of ways, including the fact that I got a job through a person I met via fan fiction. (yes, really. it pays me money and everything.)

so, to conclude:

Love Always,

I came into the Twilight world rather late (January 2011) but it was a very hard time in my life and the books gave me a place to go when reality was just too much. Instead of sitting up all night crying I read until dawn and fell in love with the story. Once I was done with the books I needed to fuel my obsession and that’s when I found Letters to Twilight and Letters to Rob. I spent too many hours reading and laughing at old post (when I should have been working). I will forever be grateful to you ladies and Stephenie Meyer for putting a smile on my face.

From GMB (I don’t post very often, I am more of a lurker and sometime I just post as Guest)

Whether old or new friends, we love you all & are so glad to read your stories!

  • MariaCecilia

    I’m sure someone could make a book out of all the amazing life-changing stories surrounding Twilight (maybe someone has?). My son says he will study psychology, so I’ll encourage him to write his dissertation on women who experienced a life change through Twilight. (The friendships, the laughs, the tears, the WTF:s, career-changes, divorces and make-overs…) Love you all!

    • MarbleNutSlut

      Seriously. Most of the people I connect with in this fandom are “normal” people who were going through some Serious Real Life Shit when they came to read Twilight. That’s PhD level dissertation material right there.

      • TeamSeth

        Um….. I am writing a screenplay about this. And I will need some people’s help, because it’s about LTT specifically.

        • Sisterpenguin

          Hee hee hee

  • Sisterpenguin

    That’s it. Gonna do a letter. *sniff*

    • MariaCecilia

      Yup. Get on it. NOW! I already embarrassed myself by sending mine in..*weepy*

    • Bubs

      Please do. I mentioned you [our Aussie connection] n Cosi Bella in mine. It was cathartic.
      Where has Cosi Bella gone ??? God I’m really going to miss the Twi connection. There’s a lot of actors mentioned on That’s Normal that I’ve never heard of-I spend a lot of my time Googleing whoever is discussed and if I haven’t seen them on a screen, it doesn’t mean anything to me. Australia doesn’t have every American show here.
      It’s just not Twilight :-[

      • Sisterpenguin

        I’ve finally done mine. I feel I need to do another – so much has come from this.
        The good thing about That’s Normal is it’s almost like an extended comment – we’re enlarging our repertoire

  • BrookeLockart

    Not sure why, but this popped into my head: http://youtu.be/f0T3WAbU6tg *sobs*

  • Ana

    GAAH! You posted my letter! I’m so frigging flattered and verklempt!! And I’m strangely moved to share that there’s more pics of travel Rob here http://travelrob.tumblr.com/ in case anyone else wants to check him out…

    • those pics never fail to make me laugh. Good Job. I will send you ver 3.0 of Travel Rob and Senor TomStu. remember when he went to the dentist?

      • Ana

        OMG Yes!! Poor honey! I just received ver 2.0 back from Abs, but would love to have 3.0 whenever you’re inspired to send him! I’ve got plans for him … bwahaha!

    • Luludee

      Haha, I had never seen this before!

    • Bubs

      OMG !!! These are amazing ! Do you work for an Airline Co. ???
      Rob n Senor TomStu sure do get around ! How did I miss these previously ???? Great Work Ana !!!!

      • Ana

        Well, he does travel via mail too… (ie he’s visited with others). And he did come with me for a few business trips I had earlier this year – he certainly made things more fun!

  • JellyBeanRainbow

    Travel Rob reminds me of Little Edward. What happened to him? I miss him.

  • ItsJustMe

    I once bought razors because they were called “Twilight.” At least they had practical use! They also had “Bella” razors but I thought that was going too far! 😀 Besides, the Twilight ones were purple, my fave color; Bellas were pink. I don’t do pink.

  • TeamSeth

    <3 SNUGGLE!

    I totally forgot to write my letter/story…. :S Is there still time?!

  • TeamSeth

    Also that pic of Watson on the ground made me tear up. I haven’t seen that episode in ages.

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