#RIPTwilight- Your Stories Day 5 – We should have done it….

Soooo we have SO many #RIPTwilight stories left to share and like zero days left (literally) so today will be slightly different. I know I know we ONLY post at 8 am unless something MAJOR happens. But we’re gonna switch it up today and post every few hours with the stories we have left… We think they are that important and you need a break from all the crying you’ll be doing, so we think you should eat ice cream between each reading. 

Kicking us off today is a letter suggesting we need a glossary (we have a little one in our FAQs) or a Dictionary. And we agree. We should have done that LONG ago..!

Sigh . . . This is hard stuff. Cue “There’s a Possibility” from New Moon to play in the background while I type this letter.

I found LTT while doing my daily check of SM’s site. It was just a regular sleepy eyed morning, I was off work for the summer and was excited to see a rare update, which was the not-random drawing of fan sites to meet with Steph. I checked out all the winning sites, but of course LTT was the only one that really GOT me. The only site that made me feel normal. Though I have to admit, for a while I felt not quite cool enough to be here. I was scared to comment for fear that I would sound too lame. Everybody was SOOO funny, SOOO intelligent and (gasp) from all over the world! I was just a Kentucky red neck (that’s a term of pride down here) that had never even read a blog before. Plus, you guys seemed to have your own secret language, full of inside jokes and slang terms that I wasn’t in on and didn’t understand. I was so clueless. I read the rest of the site and the old posts as quickly as possible. The FAQ’s were very helpful. Though I still felt a little intimidated, I commented occasionally, and laughed constantly. Soon, I was getting the inside jokes, and I feeling much cooler. I no longer felt like a weird grown ass woman that was obsessed with a teen saga. I was this cool chick that made my own inside jokes that nobody else got J I felt way cool as I taught the words “jorts”, “face palm” and “second hand embarrassed” to my three teenage daughters. It might sound creepy/crazy, but I now feel I have friends all over the world. I know we’d never recognize each other in person, and I admit I still confuse which one is Moon and which one is UC, but you guys have all been my friends these past few years and I will truly miss you all. Thanks for upping my coolness, thanks for the sense of normality, thanks for letting me live vicariously through you at all the premiers and interviews, thanks for extending my vocabulary (still waiting for the LTT dictionary, or the glossary in that book your going to write) and thanks for the memories! #RIPBobHopetoo

celestialchi

Maybe we don’t need a Dictionary since we have Team Seth

I finally met Charlie Bewley! After all these years. Of course I was wearing my Tweed Serious shirt at the time. Why would you ever doubt my coolness?Dear Letters to Twilight,

Usually I write LTT, but since this is the final letter, I wanted to make it formal.

As a language lover, I really want to thank you for the new dialect. Purple meaning cool and green meaning good. Buttcrack Santa, a figure as well-known as his little bottles, always being followed by a #RIP to be grammatically correct. Jortspack and to fursplode being the most accurate and PC way to describe the wolves (sorry, shapeshifters!) and their transformation. The suffix -ward added to any noun creating a complex noun having to do with an iteration of Edward’s character growth as a non-growing being or, alternatively, of Rob’s hijinx for the week. Normal being an adjective to describe a distinct type of person belonging to a specific group. The etymology of the phrase Breaking it down, Vanity Fair style harkening us back to the creation and founding nature of this dialect. Thinkers, debaters, and philosophers coming together over the terms tweed serious, put on my tweed, and Twilosophy. Unicorn no longer meaning a mythical creature, but rather a real, flesh-and-bone male human being. Spit my coffee out not meaning a caffeinated beverage is splattered (usually), rather that one laughed in his/her head really loudly; louder than a LOL conveys. Such is the dialect of LTT, and for it I’m am ever grateful.

Most people like Twilight because of the relationship between Bella and Edward. I suppose that is respectable, though it’s not my favorite fictional relationship by any means (cough, Bennett and Darcy, cough). I like Twilight because of the trees. Imagine for a moment having visited the Pacific Northwest. A fleeting pass-through on your road trip around North America: mostly interstates and a few craft beers, and then some whale watching in British Columbia. Your recent boyfriend meeting you in Vancouver and telling you about the Ewok Forest of Stanley Park. You go with him there, take in the quiet majesty of the ancient trees that tower over you. The deeper into this urban park you go, the less light that filters through. Water is everywhere in the form of moisture. Everything is wet and cold and green. So very green. Even the things that shouldn’t be green, like the rocks and the tree bark, are covered in a neon green moss. Now remove yourself from that place and put yourself in the humidity and heat of Orlando, Florida. Put yourself on the smoggy, overcrowded interstate commute home from your 7:30-5:00 job that you don’t mind, but don’t see a future in. The pine trees, where they even grow here, are short and stumpy. The hot weather is oppressive and unrelenting. The land is flat and littered with swamp and hot, murky lakes that you cannot go into without getting amoebas in your ears. It is almost hellish.

Do you have that image in your mind? Now turn on “Full Moon” by The Black Ghosts (I know you all own it. You don’t have to pretend, you’re safe here). What do you see? What do you feel? You see trees. You see “Twilight” fonted. You see a metal bridge over a river and a Forks police car driving. You see a Welcome to Forks sign. You see an open-bed semi hauling timber. You see green and wet and cold. You feel good. You feel excited. You feel alive.

This is where I went. I moved across the country without a job to the Pacific Northwest. Under the nearly constant cover of stratus cloud and drizzling rain, next to the spraying roar of Multnomah Falls, on the cliffside of US-101 overlooking Cannon Beach and the outstretched Pacific Ocean. That is where I found you, LTT. And you changed my life. Irrevocably so.

Thanks for all the laugh lines, ladies and unicorns. You’ve all really meant the world to me.

With the Kindest Regards,
Team Seth

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#RIPTwilight – Your Stories Day 4 (Is this thing trending yet?)

GUYS: There are so many stories & SO LITTLE TIME. I know we’re throwing a lot at you but there’s GOOD STUFF HERE. I hope you’re reading it and I won’t judge you if you cry. A lot. Did we ever tell you we have an email folder called “Read when you’re sad?” filled with lovely things we’ve received over the years that we read to cheer us up whenever we’re sad? Well we do, and all of these letters made it in there. We love you all x. Also please go read our Twitter Feed from last night & see the amazing tweets & pictures Moon sent from the Jackson/Nikki/Paul McDonald church basement tour.

She’s not Sad

Dear LTT, friends, Twilight, vampires, Jortspack:

I’m not sad. Here’s why.

I was wallowing in a strange “purgatory” phase of my life when I read the Twilight series in 2007. The books were a wonderful escape for a while, but then, I had another problem: I had no one to share this strange, wonderful, shocking, amazing obsession with. Until I found LTT.

We’re intelligent, successful, awesome people (yay!) who just happen to love Twilight. Somehow, we forged a great bond and had some amazing(ly silly) and serious conversations on here that were stimulating in more ways than one. Need I say how great it has been to meet everyone on LTT – both in person and virtually – over the past years? It has been such a rich experience. In the years after I read Twilight, my life has shifted and changed over and over again. But one thing has remained consistent: the little community I found here on LTT. Forgive the impending cheesiness of this statement, but like Bella said when she took Edward’s hand at their wedding “I was home” on LTT. Always.

On a personal note, I have always loved to write, and while wallowing in a mundane job a few years ago, LTT gave me a little creative outlet to look forward to every day: reading, laughing, commenting, bantering, philosophizing, etc. I still remember how excited I was to get a letter published on LTT. And thanks to some inspiration from LTT, I was inspired to start my own blog over a year ago, which I am still writing.

When I saw Breaking Dawn, I expected to be sad at the end. But a strange thing happened: I was happy. It felt so satisfying to see the end (and then gush about it with all of my LTT-turned-RL friends).

With the inevitable end of LTT, I feel the same. I could be sad, but am not, because this has been such a complete experience and I am better off because of it. That’s all I could ask for.

Of course, thank you to UC and Moon (even though you eventually revealed your real names I will forever think of you as Moon and UC) for your hard work, dedication, and normal brand of humor.

“Age is just a number, baby.” (I have no idea why I chose this quote, but it somehow seems appropriate here.)

Until the Renesmee/Jacob/Nahuel sequel,
Operarose aka. Amanda

She’d Follow us Anywhere

He said it first…. (but Julie said it better!)

So, UC and Moon. I owe you some thanks. Let me ‘splain.

First off, I want it known I’m not one who takes Twilight too seriously. (Clearly – I’m a fan of your site!) But I can say this, assuredly but yet with some shame, Twilight has changed my life.

I found Twilight in 2008, aka the worst year of my life. My father had a stroke, I went through two miscarriages (one pretty late in the game), lost my job, ended up having to move to a new city because my husband got a new job… A lot of change and a lot of crappy stuff.

So needless to say, I was pretty down. Some friends of mine were avid readers, and tried to convince me to read this silly young adult book series. I’m thinking… No. My work keeps me pretty busy so there’s not a lot of time for reading, and certainly not teen books. Then they explain it to me. I heard “Vampires who go to high school” and busted out laughing. (I still bust out laughing at that. As Edward would say “it’s utterly absurd.” And I agree, with chagrin, natch.)

But since I now had a 1.5hr (one way) commute to my new job in the new city (while waiting for our old house to sell), I decided I’d give in and get the audiobooks. It was my compromise.

And another Twilight cherry was popped. Another sane, educated, way-to-old-to-be-reading-let-alone-loving-these-books woman had lost her mind, Twilight style.

Then one day, while looking for movie spoilers, I believe, I came across your site. And I laughed. Hard. And A LOT. For the first time in a while. I heard about “that’s normal”, saw an Edward doll singing Bella’s Lullaby in a meadow, learned about how Sam Bradley left a snarky reply to you (that’s when you knew you’d hit it big, right??). I followed your journey through meeting The Creator, saw you get Rob-blocked by Newton and him make up for it later.

And not to get all sappy on you here, but I saw two women who were a lot like me, a lot like my friends, who were hilarious, witty, and who “got it”. They loved Twilight as much as me and realize and own how ridiculous that is! And I saw two women that had an equal hand in getting me through some hard times – as much as Twilight and my “real life” friends who nagged me to read it did.

So thanks, UC and Moon! You are “utterly absurd”, and I’ll see you over at That’s Normal – because “I’d follow you anywhere, woman(s)

-Julie

Um… that last line made me cry FYI

She made us a Twilight-Christian Mixed CD

Dear Twilight,

Thanks for all the fun. You came into my life at a time without much fun—newborn baby, husband working lots of hours, blah blah—and gave my brain a fun little corner to escape to and maintain my sanity. Thanks for LTT and the community here that gave me laughs to look forward to every morning at 8am… and then a happy surprise to find on random mornings as postings got less regular. Thanks for bringing dcTalk’s “I Don’t Want It” back into my life after years of forgetting its existence. Thanks for the Tweed and the cheese and all the giggles in between.

Irrevocably,
BeaDee

We met BeaDee for the first time IRL at our party last month. And she came bearing gifts: She made MOon & I a mixed CD of old school CCM songs (our favorite) and related them to something from Twilight

Like “Every Heartbeat” by Amy Grant “even though he couldn’t hear my thoughts, my pulse always gave me away.”
and “I don’t Want it” by DC Talk “You know that I’ve stolen, I’ve lied, I’ve coveted… my virtue is all I have left.”
It was amazing. XO

An all too familiar story 

Dear LTT,

My first memory of Twilight was as a senior in high school. Breaking Dawn had just come out, and my friend had the book pre-ordered. I told her repeatedly that I wasn’t going to read them. That they sounded dumb. (Whaaat?! Look at me now…writing this letter and everything.) Well the day finally came when she could go pick up her book, and I was with her. We get to BAM and all these people are dressed up. I had NO idea what I had just walked into. None of it made sense to me. I thought my friend was nutso, and had completely lost her mind.

Then, November of 2008 rolled around. And my life changed. A friend from college asked me to go see this movie with her- Twilight. I went with absolutely no expectations, and I walked away from that movie a fan of Twilight, and immediately called to apologize to friend number 1. Friend number 2 and I went to see Twilight 4 times within a week. It was so bad that it was SOOO good. Before the year ended I had read all 4 books including Midnight Sun, and watched countless hours of YouTube videos of Robert, Kristen, and the rest of the cast.

I knew I was done for when I watched the infamous Vanity Fair videos. I thought myself to be completely crazy to wonder where Robert Pattinson went in early 2009, and WHY he cut his hair. And worry because I didn’t know if it was okay that I actually cared. Why did I care? Do other people care? Is this normal behavior? (Yes, that’s normal.)
Over the Twilight years I kept up with the movies and the actors in them. Made fun of wigs. Made fun of Jacob’s voice when he says, “Well, it’s just a silly story, Bella.” It wasn’t until this past summer that I found Letters to Twilight. WHY? I will never know. My roommate and I were browsing the internet when it exploded over “Robsten.” I came across LTT, and felt like you had read my mind. It was genius. I even commented on the post, which is the only time I’ve ever commented. Then, I went and read all the older posts. Once I realized that you had started with the Vanity Fair videos, I finally felt “normal.” I feel sad that I came so late to the party. I feel like I missed all the fun in a lot of ways. Thank you for the snark, the normalness, and the laughs. I hope you don’t drift away into the dark hole of cyberspace so that I can read all of it one day. I will definitely be on That’s Normal. I think it might be the Jacob to my Edward of websites. Sometimes we just have to love what’s good for us.

Forever, bnewby

She made it to Mecca!

It was the summer (or fall or spring) after Twilight was released when my friend invited me to her house to watch Twilight. “I know it’s incredibly cheesy but we need a girls night. Wanna come?” Having never seen the movie nor read the books I agreed – who doesn’t enjoy laughing and wine with the girls?! After the movie was over, I said, “Okay, I can see why teenage girls are into this,” but didn’t think more of it. Then I read the book. And New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn in rather fast order. Somewhere along the way (not during New Moon though because I almost stopped reading it after Edward left) I looked at my sister. “I want to date a vampire.” I had found my new obsession! I double-dog dared my family to buy me a life-size Edward cut out. While I didn’t get that, I did get a poster-size hanging of Edward which I actually hung in my bedroom “for a laugh.” Yeah, it stayed there for about two years… Then fall of 2011 came around and my sister sent me one of those discount deal emails about a getaway in Twilight Mecca – Forks, WA! She wasn’t able to go, but I grabbed my friend who started it all for me. “You have to go with me!!!” So off we went to the land of vampires and werewolves! Oh yes, we did it all! Took a Twilight tour, ate at Bella and Charlie’s diner, went to Forks Outfitters, and got completely soaked from the rain! While my obsession has waned in the last couple years I still fully love the saga and watch the movies fairly often. I found your website after Eclipse and was thrilled to find that there are others like me! I only posted a couple comments under the “ItsJustMe” handle but I love seeing the relationship among fans. So a big “Thank you!” to Letters to Twilight for bringing us all together!

Cyndi

So… who is in for a reunion trip to Forks in 2013?? No.. I think I’m serious…..

 

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#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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#RIPTwilight- Your Stories Day 2

Today we continue sharing YOUR Twilight stories. We’ve heard from many Unicorns over the years (with now real-life friend Jordan being the first, BobbyGee being our favorite Spanish-speaking soccer lover (confused visitor), a new guy named Tom who wrote for the first time last week), and our most recent active Unicorn sends his #RIPTwilight thoughts today. Plus we’re sharing one last letter to Cathy Hardi and a letter from a new Twilight fans. Why are people JUST NOW joining the fandom– we’ve been telling you about it for years guys! You missed all the fun! Hope you enjoy. Try not to try. x

Our Resident Unicorn

What the heck does a late 30′s married father of two do when he realizes that he likes Twilight waaay more than he ought to?  He can’t talk to anybody about it at work because all the Harry Potter and Star Wars nerds will make fun of him (irony?). He can’t talk about it at home because even though his wife introduced him to Twi – it’s just a book/movie series, he’s expected to get over it already (no, I won’t!!).

The late 30′s (now early 40′s) married father of two scours the internet for intelligent signs of life that enjoy Twilight, but that DO NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. That was a quest of epic proportions. But it had and ending of epic satisfaction. A nirvana called “Letters to Twilight”. A magical place, filled with intelligent, witty, funny, passionate and sexy women – who love to LAUGH at Twilight as they LOVE it in massive doses.

The LTT woman. My fantasy now and forever. I’m ruined. They know who they are.

-KStewboy

One last letter to Cathy Hardi
Pour a big glass of The Ultimate Cougarita for this one

Dear Catherine Hardwicke,

The end is here Catherine, and it’s time to take stock and consider what we’d like to ask the Twilight directors. One question stands out for you, and you know what it is: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE AUDITION TAPE?!? Don’t look all innocent, you know the one we mean. When you lured the four ‘bachelors’ (potential Edwards) back to your pad for a make-out session. Sadly, it had to be with Beller not you. Three of them, meh, we couldn’t care less, but the fourth….

You’ve said that Twilight fans couldn’t handle the footage, but have you hidden some snippets in plain view? You’d want to keep ownership of course, have your name on it, so let’s consider one of the Twilight special features, “Catherine Hardwicke’s Bella’s Lullaby Remix“. It’s a nice little video, produced in black and white, and with some excerpts from the film. And…. something not in the film!

twilight audition tape

What’s this? Ron and Beller (yes I know I’m mixing my metaphors!) making out on a bed, but in unfamiliar clothing, a grey(?) T-shirt  for him, light camisole and shorts with black bra for her. Rehearsing? Orrr THE EPIC AUDITION?

What other evidence do we have?

Well, we know from the Twilight Commentree that Ron has a grey t-shirt, he mentioned that he was wearing it for the Biology Lab scene. And we know you’re a kooky creature, I bet you have black sheets on the bed, non? And we know the audition was filmed with a hand-held camera…. so come on Catherine, give it up! Is this from the EPIC AUDITION or not?

Enviously yours for being so close to Ron,
Snuggler

Wish she had more time

Dear LTT,
I really don’t want to talk about the end, it just makes me too sad. But inevitably we are there. For many of you, Twilight has been a big part of your lives for several years now, and well, that makes me kinda jealous.

I’m jealous because you’ve had years worth of book releases, book signings, movie premieres, movie marathons, DVD release parties, Comic Cons, Twi Cons, and all the joy that comes with those things. You’ve been on a Twi-high for a long time…much longer than I have.

“I’m not into vampires.”
“I don’t really read…ever.”
“Twilight, psh! That’s kid stuff.”

That was me just a year ago. (So hard to admit that!) Then my husband bought me a Kindle, which I then proceeded to say: “But I like the feel of a real book in my hands!” *Reminder, I “didn’t read…ever.” Oh, how things have changed.

Because of a suggestion from a friend, the first book I [reluctantly] bought on my Kindle was, you guessed it, Twilight. AND THEN I COULDN’T STOP. I read and I read and I read. Then I watched all of the movies up to BD1, which was still in the theaters, and then I re-read.

So, for me, it truly feels like it just began…and it’s already over. I got one fun midnight DVD release, one movie premiere, one theater movie marathon, and one Twi-Con. I wan’t more and I just can’t have it.

As sad as I am (and that’s, like, reaaallly sad) I am super thankful for one thing (besides my husband buying me a Kindle): Thanks to Stephenie Meyer for writing Twilight. It truly changed my life. I never much saw the value in reading, or maybe I was just caught up in whatever it was I was too busy doing when I was younger, but it started a trend in my life that I couldn’t be happier about – unless I got to read some Midnight Sun, eh?

I’ve read more books in the past year than I have in the combined 26 years before that – and it all started with Twilight. I’ve read books that I never would have picked up a year ago, and it makes me sad just thinking about what I would have been missing.

So, however late I may have been in hopping on this bandwagon, I’m SO glad I finally did. Not just because I now have hot Robward wallpapers for my iPhone or Pinterest boards full of things I never would have cared about if it wasn’t for Twilight. It’s because I now do something the 15 year old me would have thought crazy: read for fun.

Thanks Steph Meyer. Thanks Twilight. Thanks LTT.

Eternally,
Sara P.

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#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! ♥

Muffinmom

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,
MarbleNutSlut

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!

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