The Reluctant Twilighter

I can't believe I have a Twilight blog…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUTTONS!!! January 8, 2010

Ladies and gentleman, today is a very important day.  Today is the birthday of my dear friend Buttons!!  Buttons is not her real name, of course.  Every time I try to text her name the autotype function on my cell phone decides that I’m trying to talk sewing instead, hence a nickname was born.  I don’t really use this nickname much, but since this blog is all about anonymity, we’re going to use it today.

Let me tell you a little bit about my friend Buttons.  I have known Buttons for almost 15 years and she is the nicest, most caring, compassionate girl on the planet.  She is beautiful, hilarious, fun, affectionate, dedicated, hard-working, incredibly intelligent and an amazing listener.  One of the things I enjoy the most about Buttons is that she is the least judgmental person I know.  I can tell her anything, no matter how nerdy, gross, embarrassing, whatever and I know that she will never turn her back on me, will always be my best friend, and will probably even love me more for whatever I tell her.  My other favorite part about Buttons is her ability to obsess over something.  I love this because she’s exactly the same as me.  A lot of you may be the same way as well.  Once we get started on something, there’s no stopping us.  Through the years we’ve gone through all sorts of obsessions, from Green Day to NSync to Russell Crowe to Harry Potter and now Twilight.  Sharing these obsessions with her is the BEST and she is the reason I started this blog.  I still remember the day she told me over the phone that she had finally read Twilight and loved it.  It was so exciting to know that she was going to be with me on this.  Since then we’ve had an email Midnight Sun Book Club, smoked cigarettes (my first) while listening to Johnny Flynn (hoping that Rob would walk by at that very moment, being within 100 miles of Vancouver at the time), created our own unconventional “teams” (Team Six Pack, Team Green Sweater, Team Port Angeles, Team Creeper, and my favorite, Team Mike Newton’s Mom), taken a day trip to Forks (discussing every possible aspect of all four Twilight books along the way), and answered the age old question “If you were dying of cancer and could get a wish granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, what would your Twilight wish be?”

I can’t say it enough Buttons, I love you so much and am so thankful you are my friend.  SO!  What would you like for your birthday???  I have some ideas, I couldn’t pick just one, so you’re getting them all!  First, of course, just some nice pictures of Rob.  I know you like smiley, giggly, Rob, so I tried to pick out ones that best represent that side of him for you.  Like this one:

Also know you like babies, so I thought  you might enjoy this:

I’m actually kind of hoping you don’t like that because I think it’s weird and creepy.  Here, this is better:

Now since I’ve been gone for such a long time from this blog because I’m such a jerkface blogger, you may have missed out on some recent Twilight gems.  Which works well for me, because I this way I can call them “gifts” for you.  You like Disney movies, right?  Go here. (I know, I know, I still haven’t figured out how to put videos in here.  Jerkface blogger, I get it!)  Next, you need to see this. It’s a little boring at first, but then it gets real good and fun.  Now, what’s that Buttons?  For your birthday you want nothing more than a new Johnny Flynn song??  As you wish, my darling.  He just posted a new one on his myspace page for your birthday listening enjoyment.  I had to “do” a few “favors” for Johnny in order to get him to share this with us, I hope it’s worth it.  (j/k, even if you don’t like the song, it was totally worth it.)

And if that wasn’t enough, I have one last present for you.  Even though we’re besties and more importantly Twilight besties, I can’t remember if you are on Team Robsten or Team Nonsten.  But since you’re so sweet I’m going to assume it’s Robsten and therefore I have the best present ever for you.  Apparently, over the New Years holiday, Rob and Kristen were spotted on the Isle of Wight in England together.  It started with a couple pictures from a preteen girl:

And then another picture appeared that apparently shows Rob, Kristen, and the majority of the Britpack:

Here’s one without the writing if you want it:

I have no doubts that that’s Rob and Kristen, (and Tom Sturridge in the back to the right), but I’m not convinced about the rest.  They’re all so bundled up, looking like a hobo gang it’s hard to tell.  That’s not really the point though, is it?  The point is that Rob and Kristen are vacationing together, which to me, means they are in fact, a couple.  I know I’ve been very hesitant to believe in any of this without REAL proof, but I think we have it now.  I don’t know anyone else who vacations halfway across the world with their non-boyfriend buddy for the holidays, do you?  No, no, I didn’t think so.  So there you have it.  I’m officially declaring them a couple and officially declaring myself on Team Robsten.  BTW, there have been lots of other reports about this, like which bar/pub/beer garden they were at on New Year’s Eve, and about TomStu’s grandmother owning a house on this Isle of Wight, but it’s all hearsay and we’re better than that.

So I guess that just about does it…  One more time Buttons, I love you so much and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

PS I realize you may not read this until maybe tomorrow or even the next day or even the day after that.  But know that I did officially finish it on your birthday, so it still counts.  I LOVE YOU!  And so does Rob!

 

I Got A Fever… September 19, 2009

 

And the only prescription… is MORE NEW MOON!*

 

This morning, I bought nine tickets (for me and my Twilight army) for the midnight premiere on November 19th.  Exactly from two months from now, I will be in line at my nearest 21 and over (no annoying preteen girls!) movie theater, impatiently waiting with my friends for this movie. This movie that, now more than ever, I still faithfully believe is going to be so much better than the crapfest that was Twilight.

 

Pair that with the new trailer that came out last week, which was soooo good.  So good that my older brother texted me this: “K, at least New Moon has more action and less emo pouting.  And for once the werewolves don’t look stupid.”  So good that every time I watch it I still get goosebumps.  EVERY. TIME.

 

PLUS the release of Death Cab For Cutie’s single (which I actually think is kind of boring, sorry boys), AND rumors of a full track list being released by Summit any day now and…

 

I’ve. got. it. BAD.

 

How do I cope when I’m growing this impatient?  We still have two more months!  I’m guessing at some point more and more clips and interviews will start popping up, which will help a little I suppose.  But until then, I’m lost!  My tickets are bought and my soundtrack is pre-ordered… what else is a girl to do?  Somebody help me!

 

I don’t really know what else to say right now.  I’m just venting, I guess.  Perhaps I’ll grab New Moon off my bookshelf and finally dive in again.  We’ll see if that will quench my thirst for now…

 

-The Reluctant (and ANXIOUS) Twilighter

 

P.S. Did everybody see that Rob did a guest tweet on Peter Facinelli’s Twitter account?  It made me more than a little happy.  Basically, I was grinning like an idiot all day yesterday.  Take a look:

Rob's Tweet

P.P.S. Did anyone else think that kid intern from The Office this week kind of  looked like a baby Taylor?  Oh, really? No?  It’s just me?  Oh.  Okay.  PARKOUR!

 

*Sorry for the cowbell reference.  I usually hate it since it’s been so overdone, but I can’t deny, it is a crowd-pleaser.

 

Really? September 6, 2009

Here's one...

Here's one...

I’ve been noticing an interesting trend happening on my little blog.  In the last two and a half months, I’ve posted 17 or 18 times, but by FAR the most popular is the one I wrote about Kristen Stewart.  WordPress allows me to see which posts are the most popular, and this one takes the cake.  Every day I get hits on this post, even today!  Yesterday’s total was 11.  That’s odd, considering it’s over two months old.   If I had to guess, I would think that a post about Rob would be more popular, but apparently I don’t know anything about what the Twihards are interested in.

Another feature of WordPress that I personally enjoy is that you can see exactly what phrases are searched that lead to hits.  The girls over at LTT share theirs with people every once in awhile, always resulting in a hilarious post.  And I have to say, sometimes the ones on mine can be pretty funny:

Here's two...

Here's two...

“Kristen Stewart odd behaviour”

“Kristen Stewart is not nice”

“Kristen Stewart arrogant”

“Kristen Steward”

“reluctant it girl Kristen Stewart”

“every pair of converse that Kristen Stewart owns”

“mtv podium”

Three...

Three...

I’m sure I’ve probably Googled some funny things in my life, especially taken out of context, but really?  Who is searching for “Kristen Stewart is not nice” on the internet?  I’m betting it’s a bitter preteen girl who is not happy about the latest Robsten rumor and is trying to justify her hatred of poor Kristen by finding some example of her being “not nice.”  Hopefully once these people read that post, they have a change of heart, because if you recall, I believe I solidly proved that Kristen Stewart IS nice.  These people better be switching over to Team Kristen…I think I might actually be single-handedly converting every Kristen-hater on the planet.

This leads me to believe that maybe I’m going about this blog all wrong.  That’s why I’ve decided to change the focus from all things Twilight-related to ONLY Kristen Stewart-related subjects.  Any news, gossip, appearances, paparazzi photos, etc will be found here for your reading pleasure…okay…maybe not.  I like Kristen, but not that much.  For now I will continue on with a wide variety of subjects, some involving Kstew and some not.  But just for the sake of getting more readers, don’t be surprised if throughout my posts from now on, you randomly find phrases like “every pair of converse that Kristen Stewart owns” inserted for no reason.  Just go with it.  : )

And four.

And four.

P.S. I spent a lot of time on Google today to find every pair of Converse that Kristen Stewart owns…grand total is….drumroll please….4.  4 pairs of Converse.  Now you know.

 

LTR Tribute:Rob=camping? August 2, 2009

As you may have heard, I went camping last weekend over on the Olympic Peninsula (yes, THAT Olympic Peninsula.)  As I was heading home, waiting in the 2-hour ferry line, I couldn’t help but wonder if our dear friend Robert Pattinson has ever enjoyed a bit of camping himself? I couldn’t really picture it, but then I realized I can’t really picture anyone British camping.  Why is that?  Do British people camp?

Anyways, I thought I would invite Rob to come camping with me.  And what better way to invite him than through a letter??  So this is going to be a tribute to my absolute FAVORITE Twilight-related (or anything-related, actually) website, Letters To Rob.  Wait, everyone knows the greatness of LTR, right?!?!  And Letters To Twilight?  Well if you don’t, stop right where you are, go check out their sites (http://letterstorob.wordpress.com/ and http://letterstotwilight.wordpress.com/) and enjoy the amazingness of two hilarious girls that I admire so, so much.  Seriously, they kill me every day.  (But please come back once you’re done over there, they have a LOT more readers than I do and I can’t afford to lose any of you three.)  Okay, had your fill of LTR for today?  Well welcome back, and now please enjoy my letter to Rob/tribute to Moon and UC/camping invitation:

Dear Rob,

Do you want to come camping with me sometime?  Do you even like camping?  Have you ever been camping before?  Camping tends to be one of those recreational activities that people either love or hate.  So let’s look at some facts before you answer.

EXHIBIT A

EXHIBIT A

The biggest issue people who don’t like camping have with camping is that they don’t like getting dirty.  Showers are sometimes not ideal or even nonexistent.  The majority of the time your body is covered in a thin layer of dirt, bug spray, sunscreen, and possibly sweat too, depending on how active your camping activities are.  Camping clothes are also dirty.  They ALL smell of campfire smoke, somehow, inexplicably, even the ones you just pulled out of your duffel bag that you haven’t even worn yet.  But I think we all agree that none of this would be a problem for you.  You’re a dirty boy, we all know it.  I promise I will never ask you any questions about how often you wash your hair, but I do figure it’s a safe bet that you wouldn’t mind this part of camping.  No showers and dirty clothes?  Check and check.  Done and done.

As I mentioned above, there are a variety of activities that you can participate in while camping.  Some of these activities include:  Sitting around doing nothing.  (I think you could probably handle that.)  Reading. (Check.)  Drinking beers.  (Double-check.  I’ll make sure there’s a cooler full of Heineken just for you.)  Playing guitar by the fire.  (Well, if you insist…what’s that?  You want to sing as well?  Go right ahead, Rob.  Go right ahead.)  Walking through the woods.  (Who wouldn’t enjoy a leisurely walk through the woods?)  Mountain biking through the woods.  (Whoa, whoa, whoa.  Hold it right there.  That might be problem, I think.  Don’t worry, that activity is optional.  You can stay behind and guard the campsite from crows.)  There are also some activities involving you and me in a tent, but we can discuss those later.

I think that camping would be a good way for you to escape the creepy paparazzi and all of your adoring fans.  Although the campground I was at was FULL of the most annoying preteen girls, so we may have to go somewhere a little more secluded.  Which I’m okay with, by the way.  (Author’s note to preteen girls:  No offense, I don’t hate all of you, only the ones at my campground.  Seriously, why do you need to spend 18+ hours in the bathroom?  That’s not a cool place to hang out, ladies.  It’s gross in there.  Did you see the floor?  Now get your crap out of the sink so I can wash my hands.) A few days in the secluded wilderness would do you some good, wouldn’t you agree?  I think so.

Now camping food alone is reason enough to come along.  Hobo dinners are just about the best meal on the planet, I promise. And you will die when you take that first bite into the Smoreo that I make for you.  (Author’s note to anyone who has never had a Smoreo:  Stop reading right now and head directly to your nearest campfire.  On your way, grab some marshmallows and double-stuffed Oreos and then create some deliciousness like you have never experienced before.  Then come back here and thank me profusely for changing your life forever.)

Oh good!  I see you're already packed and ready to go.

Oh good! You're already packed and ready to go!

If you’re not quite convinced, just take a moment to close your eyes, picture yourself sitting in a nice comfy chair with a bottle in one hand, a Smoreo in the other, the warm fire crackling, stars up above you, and the sounds of Van Morrison playing softly (And I mean softly.  Quiet hours start at ten.) in the background.   Sounds good, doesn’t it?  Thought so.  I’ll pick you up tomorrow morning.  Don’t worry about bringing a sleeping bag, I’ll bring one for the both of us.  Um, I mean I’ll bring one for each of us.  Wait, what?

Your friend,

The Reluctant Twilighter