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!

We get sappy after the jump!

Just you and Me

UC: That’s why I think I feel like needing to lay low
Moon:
No one else can say they have had the same ride as us- just you and me.
UC:
this summer was such a surreal experience….. meeting Stephenie…. and then right after all the shenanigans with the most LTTers in one place than we’ve ever had together
Moon:
right- it was an insane summer- eclipse con, meeting stephenie, jay leno, eclipse leg hitch 2010, moving, going to kenya,
UC:
I mean that party at your house- where there were .. what? 30-40-50? people at one point? There because we one day decided to make fun of lame people who made videos online. And those lame video makers exist because of Stephenie- who we MET!!! It’s just… crazy. And overwhelming. Even now. And yet- I feel weird even saying that…. because it sounds like we make Stephenie out to be a ‘god’ .. and I don’t think of her that way. I mean.. she is just like you or me… just in cowboy boots & a lot richer- she’s just a normal girl!
Moon:
Yeah, I don’t think of her that way, but I feel protective of her sometimes
UC:
Yes- I feel MUCH more protective of her now that I’ve met her
Moon:
Like last night someone was saying they read Twilight and who originally really liked it and then just said to someone else it was painful to get through. I was like EXCUSE ME
UC:
I KNOW…. I get so offended.. and I never used to…
Moon:
I didn’t really push her on it, but why cant we just like stuff, you know?
UC:
I mean.. I can still agree with certain things- certain deficiencies.. but….. she’s a PERSON- Stephenie is.
Moon:
It pisses me off. like shut up, ya know?
UC:
Right.. just like when The Font makes fun of my bad taste in TV. LET ME LIKE MY MINDLESS ROMANCE (holla vampire diaries back last night!!)
Moon: I feel like if you’re IN this you have some leniency, but not if you’re a straight outsider
UC:
yes… you’re right…… don’t hate just because it’s cool to hate
Moon:
I got really defensive against two total NERDS at a party like a month ago- they were ragging on everything Twilight after they found out I blogged about it and I was like HAVE YOU READ IT? HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIES? NO? thanks shut up now
UC:
You tell those Nerds!!!
Moon:
I was like, you can argue with millions of books sold and billions in movie revenue
UC:
Exactly!!!! It OBVIOUSLY struck a chord with SOMEONE, and it sucks that you’re on the outside
Moon:
I felt so dumb like I was justifying myself and Twilight to total losers but still
UC:
It’s fun to be a part of something SO many people connect with
Moon:
It is!! Makes me feel a little sorry for some people. And for us!! I mean we know WAY too much about this stuff- the in’s and the out’s
UC:
WAY too much
Moon:
We’ve talked to the author about her books. Like the INNER workings of her books
UC:
we know details about FRED!! 🙂
Moon:
I was talking to my roommate the other night and she didn’t know why the books were titled Twilight/nm/eclipse/bd, and she was asking if fans would know. And I was like OMG YES! Then I quoted Edward, and told her how the series used to be called “Forks” It just reminds me how not everyone knows this stuff
UC:
AT ALL. Honestly, if someone isn’t on Twitter a ton, they miss out- Even people who are more fans than most of our “real-life” friends. And isn’t that funny? Because so many of my formerly “online friends” have become “real life” friends… I don’t know how to differentiate anymore!! And I feel like some of my friends who weren’t on this ride with me don’t understand a part of me…
Moon: right not at all- sometimes people will ask me how I met someone and I have to think, and I’m like OH YEA- from our blog or through Twilight!!! It’s become so much more than just Twi or LTT/LTR
UC:
SO MUCH more. And I hope that we were able to express that enough to Stephenie in our sometimes confused thoughts….because that’s what it means to me. More than these great 4.5 books I read…… it was just…. the world she created that we ALL got wrapped up in
Moon:
If you’re reading, Steph, REREAD THAT LAST PART
UC:
Here.. I’ll re-write it and BOLD IT FOR YOU:

It was more than these great 4.5 books we read…… it was just…. the world you created that we ALL got wrapped up in!!

UC: We did write our “real” letter to Steph- so I think we told her
Moon:
and she even said as much in her meeting with us. She said when you have kids you have to give up part of yourself, and writing let her find a new part of herself or remember that she wasn’t “just a mom.” I think that was the part that affected me the most. It was FAVORITE thing she said!
UC:
Yes- I love how she said that….
Moon:
because I think that beyond escaping everyday life, Twilight gave a lot of people back a part of themselves or allowed them to find something about themselves they never knew existed- we’re both testaments to that
UC:
it really seemed to awaken something in so many people…. definitely in me
Moon:
I think we started this, besides thinking we were funny, because something was missing and this was our outlet.
UC:
And I think with the summer ending and news slowing and Breaking Dawn feeling SO FAR OFF… I’ve felt myself slipping back into where I was 2 years ago….. and it’s been hard- to remember to stay focused- not on Twilight.. but on life- on being present.. on dreaming…
Moon: People found friends; people found a way to be funny in written form; people found a new lease on life; encouragement; community
UC:
All because of a mom, home with her kids, who had a dream. It’s amazing!

What’s Next?

Moon: Isn’t it weird how we’ve read TONS of other books even after Twilight but haven’t felt affected in the same way? Haven’t felt the NEED to talk or write about it
UC:
not at ALL
Moon:
Like what IS IT about these books Stephanie wrote?
UC:
I’ve read some GREAT books too
Moon:
we’ve talked about it forever but have never been able to nail it down
UC:
Even Hunger Games….. while the fandom is huge & will get bigger with the movies, I don’t think it’ll be like the Twilight fandom & I don’t mean with Burger King Crowns (calling it- they’ll have them). I don’t know… I think it’s back to that Edward & Bella relationship…. Bella being “Every girl” or any of us…. and just the fantasy of it… Though there are lots of books like that. So why Twilight? I don’t know
Moon:
I think this only comes around one in a blue moon. It’s been lightening in a bottle
UC:
I don’t know if we’ll ever know
Moon:
We won’t I don’t think.
UC:
like…. will I be effected enough to devote my life to something like this ever again?
Moon:
right and write about it EVERY DAY?? People still ask me how we did/do it. I’m like I don’t know. we liked it and we COMMITTED- I think that was the huge thing. the commitment
UC: yep- once I put my mind to something I get it done- you’re the same way- so we did
Moon:
Committed to each other and then to the people who came. Well, I’ve NEVER committed myself like this. This has been a special thing. And hard work pays off, I guess it what I come away with from the interview- Stephenie persisted and got her book published- then we persisted and got to meet her!!!
UC:
So what’s NEXT!? Do we turn LTT into a made-for-TV movie?
Moon:
Would John Stamos be the main character? With special guest appearances by TGIF ABC actors from the 90s?

Big Daddy on Segway

Protector of Big Macs

UC: And Big Daddy as the bad ass cop
Moon:
of course- he’s a lead
UC:
Well, actually McDonald’s rent-a-cop…. He patrols the late night shift- guarding the drive through
Moon:
On a Segway with a cup holder and a special built-in fish-o-filet holder
UC:
Yep! He has a 128 oz Big Gulp filled with Coke.
And then Season 1 Season Finale- Rob Makes out with BOTH of us- dun dun DUNNNNN who will he choose!?
Moon:
ME
UC: ME
Moon: then YOU
then ME
then YOU
UC: then TOM
and we cry
Moon: CLIFF HANGER

Thank you to anyone & everyone who made us laugh, cry, scared, sob, smile or just really 2nd-hand embarrassed over the last 20 months & counting! We got to have this experience because of you!

Love,

UC & Moon

Because it’s been SUCH an EPIC 3 months, we’re doing a random give-away of CRAP from the BOX(es) of CRAP Stephenie sent us home with and then sent to my house. We’ll give away a Tshirt & a little cute Twilight tag Stephenie signed to one lucky random winner! Just comment today & we’ll pick someone this weekend!

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