#RIPTwilight – Your Stories Day 3

Dear LTT-ers,
Here we go again… I’ve been avoiding these for the last few days… pretty much since the last time I saw Breaking Dawn Pt 2 (without LTT people/UC) made me cry the most. WAAAAAH. Ok, let’s get on with it. Before we jump into your stories I wanted to share one of my own..
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The LA/OC Twilight fans/chapter of LTT have been some of the best friends I could ask for. Who else can you call up at 10PM and suggest seeing a show of a terrible band or going to a certain bar “JUST BECAUSE” and they totally get it and meet you there and then act like everything is totally normal? Yup, only your Twilight friends. Since UC and I don’t live in the same city we each have our own band of Twi pals who we’ve done unspeakable things with from grinding with the Bananager to posing with Bobby Long in front of a dumpster to creating a sign with a mullet on it and then taking it to the Runaways premiere. Without these people we wouldn’t have a. had much to blog about b. known how to cope with our Twilight tendencies c. lived!



Remember the red ribbons guys?! Yea, our barely concealed identity worked for a few years and guaranteed we could sort of make fools of ourselves and no one would REALLY know. Now, we just make fools of ourselves sans ribbon (we’re too lazy) when we can pull our old asses out of bed at 10PM to go do something Twi-related. We had some amazing and some regrettable times but I won’t forget one. Now, you better still pick up the phone when I call at 10PM LA ladies! You never know what trouble we’ll get ourselves into now.
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And now a note from your guys…
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From Proselyte3–

It is with MUCH WOE that I pen my #RIPTwilight letter to LTT/LTR after first finding you in the spring of 2009. You don’t even know, YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW.  And, I’m crying…( stupid, stupid, stupid!!!! )
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I remember when I found you, I went back and read all the old posts.  I finally began commenting after awhile, and you all were my morning coffee routine every day for a very long time.  And it was during a period of time that I truly needed an outlet.  I had never been obsessed with a book series, an actor, or anything really before.  It was frenetic, exhilarating, oddly motivating and special.  I’m glad now that I couldn’t channel the intensity into something with structure.  Now that it’s all ending, it brings me happiness to know that my passion was left unchecked and wild.  It was the small bit of freedom I needed, even if it was only in my head…and here (and then Twitter…I blame you all for steering me over there.)
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I could write pages on what the last four years have meant to me.  So much.  Thank you Girls for that, for everything. I mean it, dang it.
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Much love to my LTT/LTR chicks.  Special shout-out to the original group!  ::gang sign::
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Thanks Stephenie for putting your story out there.  Dude.  (ARIZONA REPRESENT!  #Tempe)  <—-I’m old, and I can hash tag wherever I want to girls.
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Alright, I’m just dragging this out now because I don’t want to say goodbye.
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About three things I am absolutely positive. First, what happened to the last four years of MY LIFE? Second, there is a part of me, and I don’t know how dominant that part might be, that may or may not still love Twilight. And third, I am unconditionally and irrevocably going to miss this. But, hey…
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#thatsnormal
Proselyte3

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From Bubs –

Hi Moon and UC

Clearly we all hate Ros now

Firstly I have to start by thanking you both for all the effort you’ve put in to make LTT amazing fun.

I didn’t “discover” these incredible books till 2010. Luckily they were all published by then-although I still think Bella should have chosen Jacob.

I remember finding out about LTT through Stephenie Meyer-it might have been when she mentioned that your site came up with “Jorts” or possibly some other time but it prompted me to visit my good friend Google and I found you. It was like coming “home”-everybody related to how addicted I was. Cosi Bella called me her “Twi Twin” [due to our love of Jacob], Sisterpenguin and I bonded over being Aussies [even though she works in London now] etc. etc.

The movies just added to the fun. I was continually blown away by the level of awareness and intelligence in the comments from the girls and occasionally guys, from all around the world. Yep, Twilight and LTT definitely “crossed cultural boundaries”. Boy, will I miss it. I didn’t always have the time to comment but at least I read them. Some day in the not too distant future I hope to be able to pick up a wine or two and go back to day one of LTT and follow it through. That’s on my bucket list.

I wonder if he has to go to the bathroom…

In October I was lucky enough to win a competition that allowed me to attend a Red Carpet Special Fan Event in Sydney for BD2. Rob was the draw card-it was a cold, wet, windy afternoon. I took my husband [who is one very patient and understanding man] and we waited outdoors, along with other fans [wearing rain ponchos] for Rob to arrive. He was 50 minutes late but when he did, the rain ceased and he was very gracious and attentive to all the fans. Following photos n autographs with him, we were entertained in a venue that was decorated to look like a Vampire Disco. Rob came in, sat down and answered questions put to him by a female journalist for about 20 minutes. We were only a couple of feet away from him and it was like we were at a camp fire –sitting, just chilling, drinking mocktails and listening to Rob, nobody screamed or carried on, although he did have us laughing. As it was all happening I kept thinking …how would the girls at LTR be reacting if they were here. I’m attaching some photos taken on the night.

Yeah, the whole Twi world is “special” but Moon and UC you’re both EXTRA SPECIAL. I’m sending you lots of positive energy, from the other side of the world [I’m big on the Law Of Attraction] and hope it helps you in your future endeavours.

To summarize…LTT means “family” to me and I’m very sad to see it finishing :-[ . Although at least I’m on Facebook with you  .

Blessings to all …

Ros [aka Bubs].
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From Luludee –

I can’t say for sure how much Twilight in and of itself has really changed my life, other than that it led me here. This is the first and only fandom that I have been a part of and it has been a BLAST!

I was out of work when I first started reading LTT and LTR (back in’09) and the daily posts were often the highlight of my day, as were the conversations in the comments. Seeing and hearing about your (UC and Moon) friendship growth and the development of other friendships (EC & WC Stacey-s for example) has been truly awesome and inspirational! Reading LTT is such an ingrained part of my online routine, it’s going to be weird without it and I will truly miss and cherish all the laughter I’ve enjoyed here. Had I remained only a lurker/reader all these years, the laughter alone would warrant a thank you, but it’s been so much more than that. You guys have created a special little community here and I’ve been privileged to be a part of it. Thank each and every one of you for falling in love with a sparkly vampire (or the Trinity) and coming here to share some silliness with the rest of us! See you over at That’s Normal!

Irrevocably Yours,

Luludee

P.S. I have a question for you two: I’ve been unable to figure out the meaning behind your screen names and I’m wondering if you would reveal them to us now that we are at the end….assuming they have anything to do with Twilight at all. :)

To answer your great question Luludee — I don’t know if we’ve ever officially written about our pen names or just mentioned them in passing. But have no fear my friends, all will be revealed… this is the end after all!

Moon -
Full Screen name: Themoonisdown
Themoonisdown was a name I’d used before we ever started LTT/LTR and had no other Twilight connection than the word “Moon.” It’s actually the name of one of my favorite albums and songs from once upon a time by a lil band called Further Seems Forever. It is also the name of a novel by John Steinbeck. Not for everyone but enjoy:

The lyrics seem oddly appropriate now.
PS Don’t get me started on how many things I own with Moons on them now!

UC-
Full Screen name: UnintendedChoice
The words “Unintended Choice” are lyrics from a Muse song called “Unintended” and as we all know, the leading lady herself, Stephenie LOVES her some Muse. UC chose this name when we began the blog.

These lyrics also now seem oddly appropriate.

Actually, I’m kinda creeped out by how closely these songs kinda fit our lives and these blogs. So thanks for that Luludee and thanks to Proslyte3 and Bubs for sending in awesome letters! There’s still some time left, if you want to write a little to LTT or Twilight or what this has all meant to you send us an email with the subject “RIPTwilight” and we’ll post as many as we can.

XO,
Themoonisdown

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A year's worth of Twilight and Rob shenanigans caught on video!

Dear LTT/LTR’ers,

Since we began planning this anniversary week I knew I wanted to make a video to help capture a little bit of the magic from this past year. I wanted to show all the people who met, all the concerts we went to, the cast members we met, all the 2nd hand embarrassing crap we did and all the stuff that we’ve written about that’s become folklore on the blog. And I even knew the song I wanted to use during the video… as it turns out we did SO much of that stuff, met so many people and had way too many good times I had to loop the song three times (it’s a short song) to fit it all in and I didn’t even scratch the surface of all the people who have met on here so I hope you’ve forgive me because I don’t have pictures of everyone but I hope you enjoy a little look back at the first year of Letters to Twilight and Letters to Rob.

Enjoy!

We love and appreciate you all so much! Words, videos and letters can’t come close to expressing it. Just know this is the place where we always hope you’ll come whether it’s a good day or a bad day, whether we’re funny or not, we love this little community!

Have a rad weekend!
Themoonisdown

This was my very first attempt at making a video with “moving parts!” Pat me on the back people! HA, I kid, but it is super fun! Since we don’t all live in Boston near “Cheers” what bar would you take us to if we came to visit? Share it with us in the comments!

One Year later and our internet game is still ridiculous: The Forum, LTR, Twitter

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Moon is so thankful – Happy Thanksgiving to the Twilight fandom!

Dear Twilight and LTT/LTR-ers

About 3 things I was absolutely positive: First I was a vampire blogger with the best co-blogger around. Second, there was part of us — and I didn’t know how snarky that part might be — that thirsted to blog about Rob and twilight every day for a year. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably thankful for  you all!

Thankful for their magic-ness (you can't even make this stuff up!)

Today in the states we celebrate Thanksgiving, a day we take off to sit back and remember all that we have to be thankful for. Of couse I could make a list a mile long that includes stuff like Stephenie Meyer (duh), the holy trinity, big daddy, buttcrack santa, jorts, little bottles, “you’re alive!” “animal attacks,” Cullen smiles, twi moms, Cee Dubs and his orange pants, the wietz’ genius, and this great community we have right here at LTT/LTR but you know that already. So we’re taking today to remember our family, friends, and all our blessings and that just happens to include you all and the Twilight world!

You don’t have to live in the states to participate for the rest of the week/end we will be featuring letters and tweets of thanks on LTT and LTR as UC and I take a mini break to refuel and reflect. If you’d like to tell us what you’re thankful for email us a letter, a sentence, a thought or tweet us your thanks!

I hope whether you’re near or far (wherever you are) that you know today we’re thankful for YOU and appreciate all our readers and now friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Themoonisdown

What are you thankful for? Take a second to share with us in the comments! Don’t live in the states? Do you have a holiday similar to thanksgiving?

Our internet game is ridiculous: The Forum, LTR, Twitter

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From the mouths of Babes – out with the Twilight and in with the New Moon

Dear Twilight-

This week in LA has been redonkulous from the premiere to seeing New Moon TONIGHT we’ve done it all and talked A LOT (a.lot.) of Twilight in between. On the heels of our very successful dramatic reading of EW we decided to turn on the cameras again but this time ask YOU all what you’ll miss most about Twilight since obviously we’ll never ever talk about it again and what you’re most looking forward to seeing in New Moon and here’s what some of the ladies out here in LA had to say…

What will YOU miss about Twilight? And what are you most looking forward to in New Moon? Let’s discuss and also we’re in the official LESS THAN 12 hours till New Moon countdown (I can’t believe I can finally say that!) Let’s remember to manage our expectations!!

Jorts!
Themoonisdown

PS Seriously, it’s like TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (trying to contain the fangirl within)

PPS UC and I are making our official bets on opening box office weekend totals (domestic only) for New Moon. Reminder Twilight’s opening weekend was 69.7 million. Whoever loses will have to write an obsessive love letter to a person in the fandom of your choosing. The blogger who’s the closest without going over will be the person with dumb luck coolest blogger to ever blog and has bragging rights till Eclipse and we do this all over again…

Vote for who the loser will write to:

Moon’s official bet: 140,120,808
UC’s official bet: 94, 783,000.14

Our internet game is ridiculous: The Forum LTR Twitter

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IMMA WINNER!! Contest winners announced!

*EDIT: if we did not post your entry YET please don’t post it in the comments, we will be featuring entries ALL weekend! THX!*

Dear Imma Contest participants and LTT-ers,

UC: Remember last week when we announced that we’d be hosting a contest for our readers with awesome prizes from Bella Bejeweled?
Moon: Totes, I almost entered under my pseudonym: TheButtcrackisDown cause I wanted to be just like Alice and Bella and wear jewelery like theirs, but I figured you’d know it was me when that email came through. And I don’t lie so well- my non-poker face gives it away.
UC: Yea, you never did know how to make a kitty meow, but you love those little bottles.
Moon: Truth.
UC: ANYWAY all week we received a TON of entries on Twitter and to our email address from you funny gals making us both laugh till we cried and making it SO hard (that’s what she said) to pick only TWO winners so-
Moon: *grabs the mic keyboard out of UC’s hand* Hey, Sorry I gotta interrupt here! UC you’re a great blogger and winner announcer and all and imma let you finish but our readers are the best in the whole blogosphere and we need to reveal the winners right now!
UC: Ok, Ok… and the winners are:

Submitted via Twitter

Winner: @Chelseaheptig !!!!!
You slayed us with your use of the 100 Monkeys and the worst band in the world: Creed! You deserve a medal for bravery in laughs and some earplugs!

Submitted via Email

Winner: Beth!!!
You interrupted Martha Stewart to let her know she had nothing on Rob’s sewing skills. I mean after all he did resurrect both the old stoli shirt AND those heinous pants with probably nothing more than a hotel sewing kit. He should get a girlscout badge or something!

Congratulations Chelsea and Beth you gals are the winners of some beautiful jewelry courtesy of Bella Bejeweled!

Let’s give a HUGE round of applause to our winners and to ALL (there were a ton) the participants! And because there were SO many good entries we simply couldn’t NOT show you some of the best so this weekend we’ll be showcasing all our favorite entries… starting with the runner’s up. Follow the cut to see the one who ALMOST won

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