#RIPTwilight – Your Stories Day 5 – LTT friendships made

Post #4 (and the last post… we think) for the day!!! Follow along with the #RIPTwilight Tag so you don’t miss any of the stories!

Dear Twilight,

I blame it all on Wayne*. If he hadn’t taken his wife Narelle* out to dinner on Saturday, 27 April 2010 I wouldn’t have been babysitting Shiela* and Bruce* (*not their real names, Hale no!). I wouldn’t have watched Shiela’s Twilight DVD. I wouldn’t have thought “the acting, meh and meh, what do they see in RPatz? and good god! those wigs!! but the STORY…”

My Amazon account tells me I purchased 5 paperbacks, one hardback and a DVD on 30th April. Only one of these items didn’t have Stephenie Meyer’s name on it. And so my own brand of heroin began it’s addiction.

It was like being a teenager again – the bad side of it: uncertainty, mood swings, hiding in my room, obsession and feeling (even more) like the outsider.

I needed to talk but friends didn’t really understand and so I turned to the web but nothing seemed to fit. Such seriousness out there. And such hate. For a book about made up stuff. Then the Goddess let it be known she would be allowing subjects to attend her – Twilight Lexicon mentioned a transcript of the meeting on some Letters blog and thus I found my true Cullen home.

Letters To Twilight. LTT. It had to be. Even the initials are the same as mine. A matching Twilight obsession but t’is a true love: we see the quirks and faults, accept them, snark a little and still love.

Through Twilight and LTT I could escape RL for a little bit ‘cause being a grown up is HARD. You’re expected to be responsible and you need to support others. And sometimes not nice things happen in RL. At LTT I could at first watch and then dance amongst a worldwide crowd of intelligent, funny people who sympathised and shared, not just about the Twilight world.

Then, too too quickly time passed and suddenly BD2 was coming out and LTT would be ending and I needed to do something. So I went to LA. I went to Fan Camp. I saw the pretty people (and the actors). I got tipsy at the LTT party (yeah, ok, drunk). I got to make virtual friends real.

Twilight and LTT have given me a much needed reminder that it’s okay to not be grown up all the time. It’s okay to be sad and scared and, most importantly, that the opportunity to make new friends without judgement is one of the things that makes living so worthwhile.

RIP Twilight. And RIP Wayne, although you started it you didn’t get to see the end.
So let’s raise our Strawberry Loves and make a toast to moving onto the next fun thing in our lives.

‘Cause http://thats-normal.com


  • JustthetipEH

    GoWithIt !! Remember at the LTT party I took your pic and said you’re my friends doppleganger? Then I didn’t know who you were. But now I do. So… um… HI! (Go Canada! You are from Van, right? I was super drunky that (and every) night.)

    • Sisterpenguin

      Some very fine peoples were drunky that night 😀

      • TeamSeth

        (looks around) ahem. Thanks for the compliment 🙂

    • JellyBeanRainbow

      We should have had name tags. I was the one taking photos of you and Robsfuturemate ( hope she emailed them to you!) and didn’t know who you were until after the party.

      • JustthetipEH

        We should have had name tags. I’ve been creeping people’s pics on twitter and trying to figure out who’s who, but then some twitter names are different than LTT names. I really think we should have a yearly LTT reunion ai in n out. Ill make the name tags, you invite Sam.

  • TeamSeth

    OMG SissyP. Your letter is the first one to fully actually make me cry. (sends biggest hug ever known to the universe across the ocean)


    ps-me and GoWithIt make The Krupert look really fun….

    • Sisterpenguin

      Super snuggles back at ya.

      I swear you guys should give Krupert lessons

  • Blondieinco

    Love this letter!

  • KStewBoy

    Thanks for your touching letter, SissyP. You are so Normal.
    And as Milli Vanilli said, “Blame it on the Wayne”

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  • MariaCecilia

    Oh, you wrote a letter, too – and what a beautiful letter it is!! I’m getting all teary-eyed here because I didn’t make it to BD2 Camp (damned job!) and now it’s ALL OOOVEER! *sobs uncontrollably* I’ll hang on by my fingernails, though, and keep connecting on Twitter and That’s Normal. Because otherwise, how will a person keep sane? (Sane being a relative concept, mind you.)
    Hearts, hugs, Strawberry drinks and all things first- and second hand-embarrassing!

    • Sisterpenguin

      It’s not over til the fat lady sings and with my voice that ain’t happening any time soon. Be digitally snuggling on TN and Twitter!

  • JelltBeanRainbow

    Awwwww. I’m so glad I got to meet so many of you in RL. LTT forever. Ashram Esme forever.

    • Sisterpenguin

      We’re never leaving you now

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