I’m always in this Twilight, in the shadow of your heart

Dear LTTers,

We’ve spent the last few months sharing bits & pieces of our time with Stephenie Meyer with you, and we’ve finally come to the end. Our 4 hours with Stephenie FLEW by and before we knew it her assistant Meghan told us to ask our last questions. We scrambled- because we were first to go last. Do we end asking for the TRUTH behind the Robsten love story? Do we ask something deep & Twilosophical about Fred & Bree? Wait- we forgot to ask questions about her husband Nacho and if she told him that’s our pet name for him! Well, we decided to make our “one” question 2 questions and went for something a little fun and a little serious:

Call it Twilosophy call it breaking down our interview, one last time, but just eavesdrop on Moon & me yesterday as we discussed what interviewing & meeting Stephenie Meyer really meant to us!

Remembering

Leg Hitched Stephenie Meyer

Wait what? We DID this!?

Moon: I was showing my roomie the pics from meeting Stephenie the other day.. and I was like OH MY GOD WE MET STEPHENIE MEYER!!!! It still doesn’t seem real sometimes
UC:
I KNOW
Moon:
and how nice and welcoming she was
UC:
I mean… it feels less real now, I think, almost 3 months later. THREE months
Moon:
Right. It was all a dream- she would understand that!
UC:
I mean.. this summer was CRAZY for both of it- the whole summer was a dream. It was my “dream summer”- moving & sweating my ass off right
Moon:
I was also talking to someone about meeting her and I was like, “It was like the biggest thing on our blog goal list (besides being red carpet SUMMIT!)
UC:
I KNOW!!!
Moon:
Like where do we go from there?
UC:
I mean….. meeting Rob would be lame…. because he’s so afraid of people {he only loves Jella the cat these days}
Moon:
Oh god Jella, vom. What does an artist do once they’ve won the Grammy or met their inspiration?
UC:
I mean… I think other people have higher goals- there are always goals to reach…. except.. we run a Twilight blog and…we met the creator of Twilight
Moon:
I’ve seen Rob in person several times and he’d have a LOT to live up to. I have awesome hilarious cute friends. So he’d need to bring his a-game (which I doubt he would)
UC:
And we not only MET but basically HUNG OUT WITH Stephenie. You ate bacon next to her! While I got grossed out by bacon 2 seats down!! You can’t top that as Twilight bloggers
Moon:
And she used OUR words. She talked about OUR posts. She called the male blogger in the room a unicorn
WHERE DO YOU GO FROM THERE?
UC:
I still can’t believe I didn’t drop dead right there
Moon:
Well, besides on the red carpet, and a guest role as Volturi witnesses

Flo

Moon: Is it funny that Flo [Florence and the Machine] is playing and Steph gave us that cd? The part were Flo sings ‘I’m always in this Twilight’ makes me think of Stephanie!
UC:
I KNOW! ALWAYS!!!!!!! Awww! TWINS!
Moon:
cause she (and us by default) will always somehow be part of this thing
UC:
I bet Steph thinks of herself
Moon:
“I’m always in this Twilight, in the shadow of your heart” That’s sooo our whole Twilight experience for me


UC: Awwww! Yes!!!!! I got goosebumps, but I have my period so I’ll probably burst into tears in a second. Emo
Moon:
It’s been such a great ride it really has
UC:
SO great! And this was the pinnacle
Moon:
This sounds like the end, even though its not!!!!
UC:
I know- calm down people, we’re not through with you quite yet!

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How to Prepare to Meet a Literary Goddess

Dear LTTers,

In the past few weeks since the news broke that Moon & I have this great opportunity to interview Stephenie Meyer, we have been INUNDATED with questions, advice, tips, threats that we’ll no longer have friends if we don’t get an answer about Midnight Sun and so much more my head has been spinning for 2 weeks straight (2 weeks? 3 weeks? 3 months? I have no idea) We’ve heard from EVERYONE- from kids, to grown-ups, to bloggers, to men, to mortgage brokers in Oregon who have a “beautiful, quiet lakeside property that would be the perfect backdrop for Stephenie’s next story” (true), to people we don’t know who have been so kind to have offered themselves up as a potential partner in crime if Moon or I couldn’t make the interview (also true). It’s been… interesting.

Needless to say, I’ve been documenting this experience and plan to submit it to 20/20 as a “BEHIND THE SCENES OF A FEW WEEKS IN THE LIFE OF BARELY KNOWN BLOGGERS WHO REALLY DON’T MATTER” (or if that fails, at least America’s Funniest Home Videos- Rob knows Saget now- I’m sure he can get us a meeting) but for you my fine LTT readers, I want to share a sneak peek of what could potentially appear on 20/20 or at least in the bargain bin at that one last West Coast video store outside of Muncie, Indiana that just won’t go out of business like the rest of the franchise.
I’ve titled it:

How to Prepare to Meet a Literary Goddess

A step-by-step guide to get primped, primed, prepared & polished to interview the world’s #1 Vampire writer next to Anne Rice & all the other Vampire writers out there that I’m unaware of because I could care less about the vampire part and care more about the Edward being the sexiest thing alive part:

Most of this guide is based on the true-life story of one UnintendedChoice. Some liberties have been taken for added effect, but many details are true. Unfortunately the pants looked that bad:

-Accidentally dye your hair a totally new color so no one will recognize you 3 days before you leave

-Get a bikini wax. Ya know, just in case Stephenie Meyer wants to be a fake lesbian too

-Work on your list of questions for Stephenie

1. Stephenie how did it feel when _______________
2. Stephenie when did you figure out that __________
3. Stephenie do you __________________

and pray HARD that the blanks get filled in

-Request a birthday present from a friend themed “Meeting Stephenie Kit” containing:

  • the cutest notebook for taking many notes during the interview (or drawing Rob+Your name=Love)
  • Hot Pink “I’m more famous than you” Sunglasses
  • A fancy pen only a 4 year old would think is cool
  • Hand sanitizer in case Steph surprises you with a one-on-one with Rob. Obviously before you shake his hand you’ll need to have him take a squirt of antibacterial..
  • Twilight Trading cards- maybe Steph will want to trade you Jacob for an Edward.
  • Purple Tights cause “Purple’s Cool”
  • A card that reads “Don’t be embarrassing”
  • Travel deodorant because you’re going to have to reapply after bathroom break #1, 5 minutes into the interview…

-Have a fashionable friend “style” you & provide a look-book with outfit options including phrases like “This necklace dresses it up a bit! It screams “I’m an awesome blogger with an awesome style sense!”

-Then cry in Urban outfitters when they don’t have the pants you were planning to buy for above mentioned cute outfit

-Then drive 1 hour out of their way to find store with cute pants

-Cry again when you realize cute pants are NOT cute on you

-Cry harder when you realize not only do you not have PANTS but you don’t have any interview questions. Ignore hipster girl working at Urban Outfitters who is judging you because your eyeliner is smudgy & remind yourself she makes $8.25/hour and is not better than you like she seems to think. Then stifle a giggle when you realize she’s in jorts.

-Instead focus on if you will go for a hug with Steph or ask for a hand-shake. NIGHTMARE ALERT: upon realizing how lame it is to shake hands with a hero, you may accidentally word-vomit “FACE PUNCH” instead and clock her right in the nose. Beware.

-Email every single ‘journalist’ you’ve potentially come into contact with for tips. Talk to bloggers you know, friends from other media outlets. Did your sister graduate 2 weeks ago with a degree in communications? Borrow her COM401 textbook for tips no one needed in college & still have no practical use in the real world.  Do you follow the guy who does the 1 am news on the local cable station who has 300+ twitter friends? Tweet him for some helpful tips on how to handle the “pressure” of the audience.

-Focus on learning how not to CRY the minute she walks into the room. Not because you are overwhelmed with emotion because THAT’S STEPHENIE.. No, try not to cry when you realize you have NO questions written down in your cute new notepad….

-Learn Quileute so you can have a bilingual interview translated for the people of La Push

-Practice walking in your highest heels- Don’t let those bitches from Twifans show you up- YOUR heels WILL be higher. The higher the heel, the closer you are to God, therefore you win.

-Perfect your mushroom ravioli recipe in case there’s a quiz.

-And lastly, don’t have a heart attack when THIS pops up on your computer while you’re writing a list called:

How to Prepare to Meet a Literary Goddess

Breathe...Breathe...(and click so you can see why I'm telling myself to breathe!)

Happy Interviewing,
UnintendedChoice

Oh, and those blanks next to interview questions are still blank…..

We MIGHT be approaching freak-out mode! Plus Moon just quickly got off line and said “Gotta go- Earthquake” Then proceeded to DRIVE down the interstate. WHAT IF SHE DISAPPEARS INTO A BIG EARTH CRATER BEFORE THE INTERVIEW!? How will I choose between all the people who have offered to come with us to the interview? (Dear Lord, 12 year olds reading this I’m not serious- Moon will be fine… don’t ask to come with me) Besides coming up with interview questions, what MORE can I do to prepare!? My bags are packed!!! My upper lip is waxed!!! (Nope) and I washed my lucky Edward underwear. Any suggestions!????

Psst- the interview is Friday…the UC & Moon reunion begins Thursday!

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

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We wish you a Cullen Christmas

Dear LTTers,

Merry Christmas Eve! If you don’t celebrate Christmas, merry time of year when everyone says “Merry Christmas” to you and you look at them and say, “But I don’t celebrate Christmas” and they stare back at you, not understanding, in a santa hat!

Moon and I have objected ourselves to 2nd-hand embarrassment, yet again, to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Love,

UC & Moon

After the jump, read all the wonderful lyrics penned by @Brookelockart, Moon & myself. Print them out and have a family sing-a-long around the dinner table tomorrow! Continue…

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Become friends with UC & Moon: See Rob. And other stuff…

Oh hai there 8 pack, only 63 days until your birthday too. Take that Chris Hansen!)

Yep- you’re seeing this right. This is our second post of the day AGAIN! (See the first here) We asked a few of our readers turned real-life friends to talk about what LTT/LTR means to them. Today is Chelsea’s turn!

Dear Bunny & Noreen (aka I won’t give away your real names),

Congratulations on making it to the one year mark! A Happy Birthday of sorts.

I wish I could say that I was one of your OG’s (Old Girls, the ones who have been a part of it since the start) but as things are, I joined on pretty close to the start. I don’t know when or how I came across your lovely blog, but I know it was pretty early on. I used to do some stuff for Will over at NewMoonMovie, and I remember seeing you mentioned on his site, I also think I stumbled upon you one day with StumbleUpon, (or ADD for the interwebs as I like to call it.) But I digress.

Bet I can make that Kitty Meow

The important thing is, I found you. Angles sang. The clouds parted and the snark began to flow. Suddenly, LTT and LTR became a part of my everyday routine. I had to check it each day to see what new pearl of sarcasm had been dropped. Finally! People who thought about the same weird things in the books! Who also found the same things ridonkulously cheesy in the film as I did!

And the Friendship begins!

Thanks to Bunny and Noreen, I’ve made a ton of new friends too. And not just the invisible kind! The first time I met up with anyone from LTT/LTR was at a Sam Bradley show up in LA. It was myself, my friend Lauren, Vicky, Aja, and Noreen herself. Zomg I was so excited to meet ½ of the awesomeness behind LTT & LTR! (Cause you two are totes Awesome) Sam was fun, we laughed at all of the girls there *cough Goth Maria VonTrapp cough*, spotted Decoy Rob, and I asked Sam Bradley out and totes scared him away.  (Moon’s story from that night)

From then on things just got worse. I went to ComicCon with Moon and the other girls in July. I may have bitten her when Rob walked on stage because I was so excited.

LA LAdies at Midnight

I laughed so hard putting those little red ribbons on everyone!

Through Moon I met Ashley, who is totes my BFF now. I also got to be a part of the fabulous #LALadies gathering this November for the New Moon Premiere. (Insert pic of us at theater in front of the eclipse poster, cause I don’t have that one either) These women, whom I knew only from Twitter and the Forum, are now my friends. People I count on and look forward to talking to, even if it is just a quick “Hi!” on twitter. Carter, Lili, Val, Kristy, Jess, Jena, Phyllis, Jen, Darja, Moon, UC, Cynthia, Emily, and anyone I may have left out! You are all my friends, whether you like it or not!

Letters to Twilight and Letters to Rob have become a pretty big part of my life, not just the blog, but everything and everyone that surrounds it. I see these girls almost every weekend now. We have sleepovers. We do stuff that isn’t Twi-related at all…but not often. We made friends with the paparazzi who may or may not tell us where Rob is staying so we can casually have brunch at his hotel in hopes of running into him.

So yeah, Bunny & Noreen, UC & Moon, thank you for all that you do in the name of Letters to Twilight. Here’s to making the next year even better!

Let’s Do This!

Chelsea

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Thanks, Chels! We love you and are so glad our crazy little blog brought you into our life! And I (UC) am so glad I finally got to hug you in person this past November! I still think those other shoes looked better with that dress though.. :) jk jk jk XO

Don’t forget this is our 2nd-post of the day! I know, we’re crazytimes this week. Read the first one below (or here if you like to click) Don’t miss it. There’s a Giveaway (yes, another!) Let’s say it together: “They’re NOT Bears!”

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Breaking down my Twilight memories

Dear Twilight,

Wow… you have really changed my life. I’ve been doing a lot of self reflecting this week since it’s our anniversary week, and I’ve been thinking back to a year ago at the start of it all. Moon & I are extremely bummed that we can’t locate that very first chat we had on 12/8/08 when we decided to start the blogs, but in my searching for that first conversation, I’ve come across a gem. Way back on 11/25/2008, Moon was going through her first read of the Twilight saga, and I was SO excited to finally have a friend to discuss the series with! I laughed re-reading this conversation, realizing how far we’ve come, how much we’ve changed and yet, how little has really changed! I’m gonna stop talking about it and instead, I’m gonna break down one of the first conversations Moon & I ever had about Twilight… vanity fair style!

My “Break down” is italicized between the lines of conversation and it’s green. Green is (what?) GOOD

Someday will cover our faces with that ribbon...

Losing Moon’s virginity

UC: oh miss Moon HI! did you read my blog yet? My review on Twilight the movie? because I forgot you didn’t finish book 3… *spoiler alert*
Book 3? Really UC? No one calls it that. It’s Eclipse
Moon: Thats where I just clicked on! About to read it!
UC: NOOO Stop! Until you finish the series…. I don’t want to give it away!!!
Moon: But I’m halfway through Eclipse? Don’t read it?
UC: Don’t- just because I give away my favorite part!! A part you’ll love
It involves the guy who runs around in jorts warming up the heart-breaker in a tent while the cold one looks on!
Moon: Oh man! I can’t wait. I didn’t read any last nite because I wanted to save it for the plane tonight!!
What? Moon? Is that you? The one who has been tempted to read my blog posts before they post in the morning and has been known to sneak in fanfic at opportune times- like during work or while at church? You WAITED for Eclipse!?
UC: oh yay! Good Idea
You sound 12, UC, saying “Yay” like that. Plus that’s not a good idea
UC: I forgot how good Eclipse was! I think I might read the last 1/2 again before I start Breaking Dawn :) I’m such a loser/really awesome
The phrase you’re looking for is “That’s Normal”
Moon: TOTALLY awesome.
Welcome to the 80s
Moon: yea I’m LOVING Eclipse- might be favorite
It stays your favorite
Moon: Then I’ll probably get Breaking Dawn this week sometime
You’ll try, but every store will be out of it. So you’ll look hopelessly for a week

The one where we prophecize

UC: How long will you be at home with your parents? Until Sunday?
Moon: Monday I come back- decided to make a vacay out of it
UC: nice!!
Moon: stalk stephenie meyer
UC: Oh yay! She lives there, I forgot!
Oh UC… next thing you’ll tell me you don’t know Rob Pattinson’s middle name.
Moon: It’s so sad but I’m so hoping for some odd reason I see her
That hope never dies
Moon: I’ve regressed to age 14 and I’m ok with it
That’s (still) Normal
UC: haha I would want to see her too! And I know what you mean I’m seriously going crazy. I’m only listening to the soundtrack and I keep repeating songs
You’ll do that for another 6 months. You’ll never play that Perry Ferrell song you thought you’d learn to like ever again
Moon: Dude the soundtrack is killing me
Dude- Just wait until New Moon’s soundtrack. You’ll wanna kill yourself
UC: So my review of the movie is VERY similar to yours (I didn’t read yours until after I wrote mine) Except.. I added my opinions of seeing it a 2nd time which was PERFECT because I loved it even more
Moon: yea I’m thinking I need to see it again away from little girls
UC: Yes. it was SO different
Moon: I think I’ll be able to focus on it and not wonder what’s next and stop worrying about the cheesy special FX and enjoy
You won’t stop worrying about the cheesy FX because they don’t stop being cheesy
UC: right- I def. wasn’t focused first time around. [My husband] Mr. Choice didn’t think it was cheesy at all (the diamonds)
The what? Diamonds? Do you mean the sparkles? Oh UC….
UC: he said if it was anything more, he thinks it would’ve been cheesy.
He’s wrong. It was cheesy
UC: I could’ve used some more sparkle myself. Spoiler alert for my review. He LOVED it
Moon: Every dude or person who didn’t read the books really liked it
Is every ‘dude or person” you know a family member of Catherine Hardwicke? [side note: this was during the phase when Moon called every guy a dude]
UC: I know!
Moon: so I think it’s just the diehards who are trying to reconcile the whole thing to whatever they imagined
UC: He said it’s a shame it’s the teen demographic because it’s not going to get the credit and attention it deserves for being a really kick-a movie
Hahahaha UC print that out and remind Mr. Choice DAILY that he once said that. He won’t believe you….
Moon: EXACTLY! So many people are like that’s a YA novel. I’m like SO WHAT?!
Preach it
Moon: If they got a different director and some kick ass CGI/FX this could contend with the summer blockbusters- it’s supernatural
Preeeacch it!
UC: and the actors were soo good!
Uh… who do you mean? Jessica and Mike? And sometimes Rob?
Moon: It could be put it in there with Batman and stuff
Uh, what? Continue…

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