So as you know if you were following along last week I was at Comic-Con repping for us here (duh), That’s Normal and Nerd Girls everywhere.
It all started off with a bang, no I didn’t meet up with the Game of Thrones boys the night before, I was invited to attend the press conference before the Fan Panel on Thursday. Can we first talk about how weird it is that in the last year LTT has gone from non-official red headed step child of the Twilight fan sites/blogs to official red-headed step child of the Twilight fan sites/blogs? Cause, yea it’s weird, but also super cool because YOU guys deserve it. We’ve bee together since 2008 loving on and making fun of Twilight.
So since I didn’t have a camera man (UC with my dad’s camcorder) with me I’ll leave the video stuff up to the professionals. And trust me it was mostly the same stuff we’re all used to. You know the “What was your favorite scene to film?” “Where there any pranks on set?” “Is Robsten’s love a pure as the driven snow?” “Have you tried the new Raspberry Lemoncello refresher from Olive Garden, Taylor?” Ok, so maybe some of those weren’t asked but as Buttcrack Santa is my witness I WILL ask what the cast orders off In-n-Out’s secret menu AND I will ask them to also play “Fuck, Kill, Marry” like we did with Stephenie. SOME DAY. Y’all. Some day. Anyhoo lots of questions were asked and I must say Kristen was super on her game, engaging, answering questions, saying “man” A LOT. Taylor was being Taylor, Rob was off in never never land for a good part of it but his best moments were when he started asking Stephenie questions. All was dandy and fun and I enjoyed drinking tons of little free bottles of Diet Coke while I sat between the Australian woman and the dude from Latino Review (who knew?)…
And then I cried…
Ok, not really but I’m not gonna lie if you looked at me during this moment I may have either been chopping onions on the front row next to this loud Australian woman with neon pink toes or I was having a moment. I think as I was sitting there I finally let it sink in that we’re in the home stretch and that this will essentially all be over in November. And how much what Stephenie and Taylor and Kristen were saying could be said by any one of us.
So on a cloud of wistfulness I ran over to get into the fan panel in Hall H to see what clips would be shown and what awesomely awkward fan questions would be asked. After doing some sweet talking to the psycho Hall H line police dude in a white cowboy hat (I know) I ran in just in time to grab a seat next to the best and brightest (BrookeLockart, Lolashoes, TBY789 and Ms. Myra McEntire) and of course the hecklers. After all we were pretty far back.
Since none of us wants to ctrl + some crappy cell phone pictures I took let’s leave this to the professionals again… but ya know with a little bit of what was REALLY happening…
GUISE!!! I’m here! And guess what! I’ve got my shit together this time! I look great, I’ve figured out how to wear sneakers with nice outfits and not look like I’m trying too hard, my hair looks pleasantly tousled, I have great answers prepared for you, my makeup is on point, I don’t look like Joan Jett on a bender, my nail polish is of some color that the internets will freak over……. oh what’s that you say, this is the LAST one and we’ve done like a billon of these things before and I only just figured it out? Well what can you do?
Damnit. They tricked me again. This is SO not an all you can eat In-N-Out. I should have known an all you can eat In-N-Out was too good to be true. They so owe me. Oh look Sailor Moon!
That’s her!! The creepy one who always sits behind the mic! Get her Dean! . Teach me how to Dougie, tea-teach me how to dougie! . .
(click to enlarge this ish!)
Later in the afternoon I participated in some round table interviews with the cast but since we are now an official red headed step child of the Twilight fan sites/blogs we have to wait on that for a bit. So get yourselves prepared for that exciting post and a few other more exciting posts coming up!
Until next year Comic Con! Oh wait *cries*
PS I have tons more from Comic Con but I’ll post that and all my odds and ends another day.
So did you see the clips they showed the attendees of the fan panel? Getting even more excited?
When you (or Seventeen Magazine, whatever… pesky details!) invited me to write a story with you I just KNEW I had to… I mean we all know I’m no stranger to writing FanFic.*** Not to toot my own horn but I think we all remember the Palatial Pad fic rather well. The rules state that we would write alternating chapters with you writing the first one and back and forth from there. After reading your first chapter I knew EXACTLY where this was headed, I MEAN COME OOOONNNN!!! This is essentially your ALLEGED life story circa Twilight and New Moon. So trust me when I say… I GOT THIS!
A lexicon for your reading…
He = Rob Pattinson
Friends = cast mates
School = film set / real life
Lunch Room = the fabled hotel room jam sessions in Portland
… I knew I loved him, and that’s all that mattered. Sure I wasn’t the prettiest girl in the world, but he always said he liked me for that very reason, so I felt content with that. Most of the time that is. One time, I gathered the courage to sing a song in front of him in the lunch room (I had always loved singing), and he laughed and said “…that’s what’s so great about you; even though you aren’t a good singer, you’re not afraid to try.” That’s a compliment right?
This stuff is SO awkward to look at now
As his words sunk in I hit him back with “That’s what’s so great about you Rob, even though you aren’t very charming, you’re not afraid to mumble your way to the top.” It had seemed mean spirited at the time especially when the entire lunch room laughed along with him including my best friend Christine. But that’s not how your bestie is supposed to treat you, right? After all she became homecoming queen because her boyfriend knew the principal who counted the ballots because of ME, she was my aunt! Christine never would have known her if not for me. What was also perplexing was Christine’s sudden interest in my secret boyfriend while she had her own and knew how much I was in love with him even though we had decided to keep it private. Oh, she was good at playing the innocent role luring him in with blinking doe eyes and stumbling over her words around him… or anyone really.
One day he finally noticed her. I could tell because he tried to use his charms and tell her stories and she quickly fell for it and all our class mates began to whisper and asked me questions… What was going on?
I couldn’t take it anymore I had to let her know this wasn’t alright. So one day while she was delivering her speech on equal rights for all couples and the legalization of pot in speech class, I’d had enough. Sure, I caused a scene and made our teachers and fellow classmates uncomfortable and it definitely alienated him because I was no longer alright with their facade of privacy. It was time I finally shouted it from the rooftops… or at least my desk. Everyone knows!
Oh, Nikki I can’t wait to see where you take this next chapter. And no, I really don’t think you care about this crap anymore cause you’re happily married and writing songs and being nice to us sites/blogs at the premiere but I defs think you should have gone with a different storyline because this just gives the crazies ammo against you and we all know they don’t need more.
Until the next chapter.. to be continued!
PS You can actually enter this contest! Someone go do it and WIN!!
**I have NEVER written fanfic… unless it was for this blog. Though I totally enjoyed every minute***
*** I didn’t ****
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**BREAKING DAWN REVIEW COMPLETE WITH SPOILERS DUH!!! DON’T READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN BD AND DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED!**
Forever is only the beginning
Dear Breaking Dawn,
Remember when we said Eclipse was a real movie last July? Well we hadn’t seen you yet. That’s right, just like fine wine and George Clooney, Twilight keeps getting better with age. And with age comes wisdom… here’s what we’ve learned from Breaking Dawn
Things we learned from Breaking Dawn:
If we hold hands in public it’s for two reasons: we are either 2nd hand embarrassed at all the Robsten fans squeeling at any kiss/hand hold/dadward/sex scene or we were genuinely scared or grossed out. Cause that happens in this. BD is NOT for the faint of heart. .
Forget Bella, Edward and Jacob the REAL love triangle of Breaking Dawn is Sue, Charlie and Billy. Cause for realzzzz yall something is going on with the parents. Breaking Dawn has something for every age… There’s still hope after 40! .
Becoming a vampire means instant boob job, shiny shiny Ashley Greene type hair and a permanent smoky eye. Oh and not to mention the blood red crazy eyes. You think someone will ask for this on Dr. 90210 next season? .
Twilight movies can be funny for the RIGHT reasons no longer are Bella and Edward going on a drug trip in the Pacific ocean or slow-mo forest running in Anne of Avonlea clothes, there are moments like the wedding toasts which make you LOL because it’s really funny or when BooBoo Stewart and Taylor Lautner have actual funny Big Brother/Little Brother interaction. .
His name's BooBoo... yea I know I don't get it either
Speaking of BooBoo Stewart, he had more lines in Breaking Dawn than Kellan has had in all the Twilight movies combined. And his name is BOOBOO. Time to get a new agent Kellan. .
The CGI team used to create the wolfpack earned overtime concealing Kristen’s buttcrack because her gorgeous dress was cut so low in the back. Who knew butt cleavage would be the new IT thing in wedding fashions? Thanks Carolina! .
Give Jackson ANY word it doesn’t matter he will throw that faux Texas accent on it and add the Elvis lip curl and make it into a one word stand up comedy routine. We’re still trying to figure out if this is an intentional choice by him or just dumb luck. .
Peter sucks at Rock, Paper, Scissors
Someone will ALWAYS get shafted and be wearing some sort of heinous wig on their head. Unfortunately, Peter Facinelli drew the short straw this time and to make matters worse, I’m pretty sure his hair line changed in every scene as if the bleached dead animal on his head was taking it last gasps of air before it gave in to it’s inevitable future: lying on top of Mike Dexter’s head. .
Taylor deserves an award for making the imprinting scene less creepy than we thought it would come off and thank you Bill for showing Renesmee as an adult so everyone else would get it and Chris Hansen could stop hiding in the movie theater broom closet and sit down and enjoy the movie like the rest of us. .
Can you not read my lips?! LISTEN CAREFULLY!!
Wolves fighting with each other via mind reading is confusing and weird for people not in the know maybe they could have had a fist fight on First Beach or an angry G-chat session instead so I didn’t have to explain what was going on to the super confused couple next to me. .
Housekeepers in Brazil are super rude and stare a lot… especially when they think their employer is a blood sucking demon. However, the blood sucking demon offers great benefits and a 401k so they keep their mouths shut and keep bringing the eggs. .
Critics may pan you and haters may hate but ya know what? This ain’t for them. They don’t KNOW Bella and Edward like we do, they aren’t invested like we are. These movies are for us… and the boyfriends and unicorns we drag along with us.
The heardboard scene still makes me laugh. HARD.
Babe, let's sleep in tomorrow and go to the 2nd service
You know what makes losing your virginity to a preternaturally strong vampire better? Losing it while a song fit for the contemporary service on a Sunday morning plays in the background! For reals though, best song and best scene. Sleeping at Last gets a big HALE YES from us. .
Speaking of Breaking Hymen, REALLY Bella losing your virginity to a 107 year old virgin was the best night of your life? Maybe the best 50 seconds of your life. Or maybe you’ve got your rose colored glasses on and are romanticizing it a bit. .
We do have to say though: Stephenie, thank you (from the bottom of our easily 2nd hand embarassed hearts) for stepping in and not letting them make a Robsten Porno out of the honeymoon sex scenes. THANK YOU!!! It was just right, not too much and not too little… it was perfectly executed so consider us fade to sad-isfied!
Really we loved it… and can’t wait to see it again (and again… and probably again with 10 other people) and then we’ll do some more in depth reviews.
Remember that time when UC and I were on the Red Carpet and we got to ask questions to cast members and the Twi randoms we love and got to take pictures that weren’t 89 miles away from the subject? Oh wait you don’t? Cause it hasn’t happen yet… BUUUUUUTTTTT (that’s a big ol butt)…
It will on Monday!!!!!!! You heard that right, yours truly Moon and UC will be hitting the red/black/wedding colors colored carpet on Monday to officially cover the event!! Yes, we will finally be within 5 feet of Big Daddy without a retraining order or a living room window between us. Dreams do come true yall.
Laugh it up Nikki, but we're here!
As you can imagine we’ve been furiously coming up with questions we could possibly ask on Monday. So of course since we’re not like E! News or something we’ll most likely be standing between the Latvia Daily News and the cleaning crew waiting to strike the carpet once the event is over. Clearly, we will have precious little time with the Holy Trinity and C list cast members.
But we need your help! What should we ask ANY possible cast members/crew member/soundtrack musician/wardrobe stylist/stunt double that we happen to talk to? Here’s our totally fake list of questions:
1. Rob – How awkward was it explaining “just the tip” to your parents after the Jimmy Kimmel Show?
2. Jamie Campbell Bower – What did you REALLY do with the nipple clamps and cheese wheels? Follow up question: Have you ever gotten a sketchier gift from a fan than nipple clamps and cheese wheels? Double follow up: Are you wearing them now?
No, I will not show you my Armani underwears
3. Wig person (how will we know them?!) – How do you sleep at night? Is it an Ambien and Vodka cocktail or are you up all night thinking of a way to make your next victim look crazy?
4. Stephenie – Do you now call Pancho, Nacho? Come on, you can tell us.
5. Anyone – If you had to get one Twilight related tattoo, what would you get?
As you can tell we really need your help and really we just want to ask them stuff you’re interested to hear. We’ve heard all the tried and true and tired questions, we want to have a good time so hit us with your best in the comments.
We all know we’ll try to talk to the Trinity and the obvious people but who from the Randoms do you want us to try and talk to?
Moon & UC
Stuff happening this weekend
In tent city a plethora of activities are happening down at Nokia Live ranging from cast visits, give aways to a live podcast we’ll be participating in with other Twi “experts” (HA!) hosted at the Yahoo TwiFi lounge and Twilight Series Theories. Also on Sunday we’re throwing a little get together for our LTT readers and friends… if you’ll be in LA for the big day email us if you want to come to the party.
*so i guess everyone at the con is still too hungover to post pics so I will keep updating this with decent ones as I find them… till them enjoy my iphone shots*
Saturday I went to Breaking Dawn Con (it rhymes and it’s killing me) not only to see the Trinity and The Cullens and Bill Condon and the Ice Truck Killer but because I was invited to be a Panelist. Yes, you read that right. Yours truly was invited to be on the “Twilight Family of Fansites” panel. I know, I’m as shocked as you are but I was extastic as well because we have tons of amazing and funny readers who need to be represented among the fandom! And really who doesn’t want to sit between Twimoms and TwiSource and #humblebrag a bit?
So I roll up to the Con hosted at… none other than the scene of Eclipse Con AAANNNDDD (most importantly of all) our interview with Stephenie Meyer, the Hyatt Century City (cue your oh’s and ah’s) conveniently located across the street from the Death Star… aka the CAA offices. I find the registration line and march my happy bootay up to collect my credentials because I was like 2 seconds away from the “surprise footage” they were promising. I told the lady my name and she (with a bit of attitude) said ummm did you buy a ticket… or would you like to? I then told her as a matter of fact I’m actually a panelist today and guest of Summit Entertainment. Registration lady turns her frown upside down and tells me in her sweet voice “Well, then come over here to our special VP check in!” THAT’S more like its registration lady, VIP! Thinking she must be joking I then receive this little number…
Oh yes, I fancy now!
Then I took my special wristband and hauled ass to the hall to catch the special footage… but not without being told to “fist pump for wristbands” by the Con staff so that they could see our wrist bands. So I guess the Con staff were super DTF. Too bad they couldn’t get Pauly D to DJ the “wedding reception” party.
I caught the special footage just in time to see clips from BD including Bella getting ready for the wedding… when Charlie and Renee came in to give her the hair combs I may have had a little moment. You guizzeee this is like the beginning of the end!
Then it was time to get rolling with some cast panels…
First up Christian Camrago and Mia Maestro aka vamps from the Denali clan made their first appearance at a Twicon. Oh man. First off Mia is ridiculously beautiful like WOAH. Even from the VIP section in the waaaaay back (thanks) she was gorge. And then Brian… I mean Rudy… I mean Christian. Let’s just say I’ve been a Dexter fan since season 1 so this was like the prosthetics doctor come to life.
DEXTER SPOILER– Someone asked Christian if he would ever return to Dexter and I sat there wondering how the HALE that was possible since his character Brian/Rudy was killed in the first season but I’m here to tell you I just saw the previews for next week’s episode and it looks like Brian is Dexter’s new dark passenger!!!!!!!! My friend and I screamed. DUDE. The.best.show!!!
After telling us what a grandpa he was because he learned about the Twitters from the fandom and how to use it, Mia outted Christian as a bird watcher! Yup, these are all things you missed Saturday while you were off doing things like getting your hairs did, catching up on your DVR or picking at your split ends… I was learning which new twi cast member likes to watch birds. JEALOUS?? He then regaled us with a story of hiking in Vancouver to see his favorite bird: the bald eagle. Cue cheers from the audience. I AM NOT JOKING. People cheered for a bald eagle mention. Sure, we’re all at a TWILIGHT convention but dude bald eagles? People were really owning their nerd up in there.
After that I knew I needed a quick break (drink) before The Cullen family panel… so what do they have out in the lobby?
A bar solely devoted to the BD Con located just steps from the hall! So clearly, Creation Entertainment and the hotel got my “fan petition” (just my signature 10,000 times) after the Eclipse Con begging them to provide any way to help make the screams of “Robsten!” and “Jacob take off your shirt!” disappear. Any coincidence the majority of the people in this line were MEN? Nope. Of the 10 men in the entire audience 9 of them where in this line.
Next Melissa Rosenberg came out to represent for tall girls everywhere (Holla!). She pretty much talked about how fans freak out over the fact you can’t do a word by word adaptation of the book. What movie studio is going to finance a 7 hours movie? And REALLY who cares if Edward was wearing an oatmeal sweater or a tweed suit? Melissa needs to read our “accept it now” posts because WE GET IT MEL. We.get.it. The Twi world will keep turning even though Bella got on a motorcycle in front of Edward. THE HORROR.
Next up… The Cullen Family Panel
Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone(r) and Ashley Greene. Oddly enough Nikki Reed was scheduled to appear but must have been caught in traffic after making a mid afternoon cougar-rita run with Cathi Hardi. Also surprisingly absent: Kellan Lutz, since we know Kellan loves a Twicon like TBN loves a closeted gay man playing a gold piano (yay, obscure christian TV reference!). But since I follow Kellan’s twitter religiously (is there any other way?) I know he’s filming something in Indonesia. Sad days friends, no Kellan.
No matter though we got plenty of Peter and Jackson moments. I don’t know what it is about a Twicon, maybe it’s the room full of women screaming semi obscene things but the men on stage really get into it and the ladies look freaked out most of the time. When asked to comments on how their looks change in each movie and to comment on their latest look Peter said “I’ll pass.” Too bad you didn’t say “I’ll pass” when they put that heinous Carlisle comb-over wig on your head.
After the Sullens (typo and it stays!) panel was over there was an announcement that there would be a surprise Charlie Bewley Q&A before the Holy Trinity panel. So clearly, there was either a long line at the In N Out drive through or Kristen knotted her shirt too tight over her pants she couldn’t get it undone to go to the bathroom.
Have no fear though, Charlie Bewley was there to kill 10 minutes by taking impromptu questions and screamed suggestions from the audience (shuffle! take your shirt off!). I actually could have asked Charlie about amazing film I just saw him in called Like Crazy, but I couldn’t break up the dance party for one he was having on stage, so I hit that bar outside the hall for a diet coke, cause shiizzz was about to get real.
FINALLY it was time for the main event, the Holy Trinity and Bill Condon! I had my five dollar diet coke, my iphone and my last grip on sanity and it was time…
I love the sea of cameras and phones you can see in their picture I took from the way back. .
Watch the whole 30 minutes here… have a brown paper bag handy to breath into and earmuffs.
If you were following along on Twitter or watching this live you know the exact moment I wanted to crawl under the hotel ballroom chairs and die. Yup, some GENIUS in the audience decided to yell out “My boyfriend’s English!!!” Cause nothing endears your favorite actress to you like yelling out embarrassing crap in a room filled with thousands of people. GREAT JOB Robsten/Kristen fans!
Don’t worry Kristen all the sane people in the room were doing the EXACT same thing.
With that out of the way we got down to the important questions: What do those contacts feel like?!
This is what I want to do everytime I hear that question or “What’s it like to have your shirt off all the time?” “What was it like being cast in Twilight?” “What’s on your iPod?” or any of the other inane questions we’ve heard since 2008. It’s 2011, this is Breaking Dawn… let’s bring our A-game people! Can we all agree to outlaw the contacts/shirtless/iPod/casting questions? THANK YOU! From Everyone.
Best tidbit… final scene/take of the film, Jacob turns to walk into the forest, they yell cut and Kristen yells “Wait, I made a mistake!” and ran after Taylor. WIN.
With that they were off and I could peel myself off the floor and prepare to climb on that same stage in just a few minutes. But first! A costume contest. Yup, so as the Fansite owners stood around waiting for our big (little) moment we got to watch a parade of people in Twilight related costumes. Sadly, the Male Twihard was ROBBED.
Yup, that’s him there with the shake weight, jorts and drawn on abs… standing next to Mrs Cope and some random Vampire types.
FINALLY it was time for the panel EVERYONE came to. It was time for the panel everyone paid 350 dollars to see. It was time for the panel with ALL the secrets, gossip and awful truth. It was time for the “Twilight Family of Fansites” panel. HIT IT! Just look at the pushing and shoving and fighting happening in the audience to get to the front to finally see their favorite fan site owners IN PERSON!!! ZOMG!!!
The light was so bright I could barely see ALL the people clamoring to hear us. Actually we did have a lot of really nice folks who showed up to support us and even some of our very own LTT-ers! I had my own cheering section!
While sitting between Kara from TwiMoms and Andrew from TwiSource, I couldn’t help but think of how much of a service these sites provide, and how we’re pretty much performing a public service for the world… JUST KIDDING, I was mostly thinking about the odds that my bootay was touching the same chair that Robert Pattinson’s bootay had touched just mere minutes ago.
All joking aside I had a fun time participating in the panel and I’m so glad I was asked! It was awesome presenting the other side of Twilight fansites/blogs and most especially YOU guys! I hear it was taped so you may very well be seeing me talk into a microphone while Edward and Bella stare down at me. GET EXCITED PEOPLE!
11 days! AHHHHH!!!!
THANK YOU to all our awesome readers who came up to talk to me, to those of you who stayed for our panel when you could have been eating dinner or standing at that bar outside the door. A special thanks to Summit and Twilight Lexicon for inviting LTT to be on the fan site panel!