A Thank You Letter…

Dear Katelin,

I saw you at Oinkster on Sunday but you were leaving and I was standing in line and couldn’t yell loud enough to get your attention. When my friends asked who you were I said that’s Katelin… she was the person who gave me Twilight to read for the first time, they oh-ed and ah-ed in a bit of a shared moment of understanding. How far we had come from that day you walked into my office, handed me that paperback telling me to just read the first 100 pages and tell you what I thought, till now. There’s been a WHOLE lotta in between then and now… this blog, writing again, our readers, the movies, the OTHER books in the series, meeting Stephenie, like a billion things. I mostly thought about how I don’t think I’ve ever written to you before here at Letters to Twilight, because honestly without you none of us you be here right now. So I’m here today to write you a thank you letter because you deserve one.

My own personal collection. SHHHHH don't tell

It’s funny to think back on staying up reading so late that first night because (of course) I got sucked in and couldn’t put down the world of Edward and Bella and then excitedly im-ing you the next morning saying we needed to discuss. Who cares about the difference between unique views and actual views and if SheKnows is going to feature whatever we were working on that day… the REAL issues were finding out WHAT Edward was and Bella’s Dad really knew what was going on! Oh and can you believe that girl from In The Land of Women (for reals yall) is going to play Bella?

No, it’s n0t Thanksgiving and yes, I’m a tad annoyed at myself for not thinking of this idea in November but it doesn’t need to be a special time of the year to be thankful and I’m just glad I have this platform to tell you THANK YOU!!!  My life’s been all the better because you handed me that book.

Love and thanks!

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Do you have someone to thank Twilight for? Did you discover it on your own? Who’s your Katelin?

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Losing our Twilight (movie) virginity

Remember seeing this everywhere? (With the old release date!)

Remember seeing this everywhere? (With the old release date!)

Dear Twilight,

There’s nothing like your first time. The nerves, the jitters, the excitement, that nauseous feeling in the pit of your stomach. And then it’s over and suddenly you know what everyone has been talking about. You are no longer a virgin. A Twilight Movie virgin, that is! What did you think I was talking about?

We’ve talked about our first everything’s on here… first time reading the books, first time seeing the NM trailer, first time seeing each other in years, there’s a first time for everything BUT we’ve never talked about the first time we saw the movie in the theater. And it just so happens the other day UC and I were having a conversation about just this subject and here’s what we had to say…

UC: In August after I finished the books I found out it was going to be made into a movie and i was PISSED that it was being made into a movie b/c i knew it would suck. I saw ‘that girl from that movie with adam brody’ and then Cedric as Edward and was like “what the?” i will NOT watch this.” but duh.. time went on
Moon: Hmmm Adam Brody… how about when you went and saw it?
UC: I found 4 random people to see the movie with and then had drinks at pf changs after and stayed quiet while they talked about how Edward was NOT cute enough and how cheesy it was and i just had this FEELING
Moon: (like the black eyed peas?)
UC: (yup, like that)

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Breakin' all the rules – My First Time

Every ticket comes with a free pair of earplugs

Every ticket comes with a free pair of earplugs

Dear LTT folks-

When I first saw Twilight in the movie theaters, it was the Saturday (22nd) after it came out. I was trying to wait till I went home for Thanksgiving so I could beg my mom and cousin (lilcrazycow) to go with me. But I woke up that morning and couldn’t take it anymore, all I could think about was Twilight all day, every day. So I gave in and went by myself. This was before I knew about a million Twilight fans and my only other Twilight contact in LA was my coworker who first lent me the book. I showed up at the earliest screening expecting to sit in an empty theater by myself and have my personal Twilight moment.

Nope, WRONG! I was packed in with all the Twi-hards and the Twi-moms and everyone they dragged along. I knew the second the lights dimmed and people started screaming at every little thing: the title logo, the first time Bella was on screen, the first time the Cullens walk in, heck when ANY character walked in they screamed, I knew this thing called Twilight was something big.

I’m not gonna lie, the beginning was rocky for me… the dialogue seemed a bit flat, Kristen was boring to me, it felt rushed and it was getting awkward but then THIS happened…

and I knew that I would forever love this movie saga… however cheesy, and cheap it looked. I couldn’t resist Edward’s shit-eating grin or those ray bans, or how perfectly the song worked at that moment, or how I felt like I totally wanted to be Bella. Then he delivers the line “…breaking all the rules now anyway… since I’m going to hell…” and I was sold. I had broken all the rules of being a hip 20 something, I liked Twilight, I was about to start a blog about it and I didn’t care I was “going to hell” so might as well enjoy it.

And here we are now 4 months after the movie was released, a week after the DVD and now 8 months out from the next movie and I can’t help but think, what will that first time be like? What scene will be the one to grab me like this one did?

Only time will tell.


PS what was your first time (twilight screening*) like? What was the scene that hooked you for life?

*yea like how i had to qualify that?! i KNOW you people too well!!

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