The Reluctant Twilighter

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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!

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I’m A Lame-O But I Don’t Care December 6, 2009

Hello internet world!  I’m back… sort of.  This is actually one of those lame-ass posts where I’m only here to say that I’ll be back soon but not really post anything of real substance.  I don’t really have an excuse for my absence, except maybe that I was otherwise occupied with New Moon.  I was originally going to review it on it here, but then I realized that the three of you who read this already know what I think.  Whether it be at the MLS Cup Final game in the bitter Seattle cold, or secretly at a dining room table during a friend’s birthday party, we have discussed this movie in great detail and I don’t think I need to repeat myself.  Basically, I loved it.  A billion times better than Twilight, I’m totally in love with Kristen Stewart and think she did an amazing job, and Chris Weitz is my hero.  Of course I have some issues, but they can be overlooked and overall I am happy.

Speaking of being happy, words cannot describe how HAPPY I am to tell you that tomorrow I will, once again, be attending a show featuring Mr. Johnny Flynn!!!  He’s apparently in town to record his second album (which I’m also dying about, btw) and since his (and Rob’s) good friend Marcus Foster is doing a show, I guess he decided to join along!  Everyone wins!!!  Especially me, because I. CAN’T. WAIT.  You all know by now how I feel about Johnny, he’s the music love of my life and to get to see him again this year is totally unexpected.  Dreams really do come true guys, sometimes twice!

So I will come back soon with a full report on my Britpack-filled evening, it is sure to be lots of good times.  Until then… just… um… well, just keep on doing whatever you’re doing.  Keep on keepin’ on!  Later!

 

Those Twihards Are… Amazing? November 15, 2009

So is everyone on New Moon overload yet?  I know I am.  I’m took a little break from all of the videos, pictures, interviews, etc today.  Instead I’m working on getting through reading Twilight and New Moon before Thursday.  That’s right,  THERE’S ONLY FIVE MORE DAYS!!!  SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!

There was some struggle over whether or not I really wanted to read New Moon before I saw the movie, but in the end I decided it was for the best.  Here’s my thought.  The downside, of course, is that with the book fresh in my mind I will no doubt recognize the inconsistencies in the movie and be more susceptible to disappointment.  However,  last year after watching the movie, and then trying to read the book, I was horrified to realize that my own personal Bella and Edward (along with every other character and location) from my head had been replaced with those from the movie.  I don’t like that.  Especially Jasper.  I think I may have actually cried a little bit when I realized I had lost “my” Jasper.  I got him back eventually, after a LOT of concentration and mind control.  So I’m hoping to have one last time with my New Moon before everything gets replaced.  And that’s why I’m reading New Moon.

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Yes, please!

But that’s not really what I wanted to talk about tonight.  As I am writing this, there is currently a large group of Twihards camped out in LA for the New Moon premiere.  Let’s just make sure we’re all on the same page here.  Fans started lining up yesterday morning.  The premiere is on Monday.  That is E-A-R-L-Y.   These people are lined up block after block after block, just check out this video from www.hisgoldeneyes.com.

My first instinct when I heard about all this was to shout out “NERD ALERT!!”  It’s an old standby of mine, I use it on everyone, including myself.  You have to admit, waiting in line for days for a movie premiere (especially a movie about vampires and werewolves) is a pretty nerdy thing to do.  One can only imagine the nerdfest that is happening right now.  I’m thinking… intense Edward vs. Jacob debates, soundtrack sing-alongs, and possibly some inappropriate uses of life-size Edward Cullen cardboard cutouts.  At least that’s what I’d do if I were there.

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Go easy on him girls!

All that being said though, I will say I’m pretty impressed.  I don’t know the logistics of camping out on the LA streets for four days, but I’m guessing it’s rough.  The first few hours might be fun, and the payoff in the end might be worth it, but I’m sure it gets old real fast.  Hopefully everyone has read UC’s tips, but even LA gets cold at night, and sleeping in camping chairs can’t be comfortable.  The great thing is, the cast is getting wind of it and some of them are actually going out to visit the fans.  So far Alex Meraz (Paul) and Boo Boo Stewart (Seth) have already been out.  So nice, right?

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In conclusion, my hat is off to all you ladies (and unicorns).  I hope come Monday, your persistence and dedication pays off, resulting in lots of hugs and kisses from Rob (or Taylor, if he’s your guy.)  You have my respect… but I’m only admitting that here, in the real world I will make fun of you lots and lots.  Sorry!  And for the rest of you, I wish you a great week of counting down to the best night of our lives.  Peace out!

*Pic from BooBoo’s Twitter.

 

Kristen Stewart Lovefest! November 7, 2009

Finally! I was feeling bad for taking so long on this Kstew Lovefest, but then all these articles came out this week which made me love her even more.  And THEN the press junket in LA came along last night and now there’s all sorts of interview videos out there that have only increased my love even more!  My Kstew love-tank is the fullest it’s ever been, therefore this is the perfect time to write all about how much I love her.  And this time around, I’m not saying a single mean thing.  Not one.  All love this time Kristen, I promise.  ALL. LOVE.

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First, I want to share what her fellow cast members have been saying about her.  Vanity Fair has been releasing interviews from various cast members throughout the last couple of weeks, most of them ending with a “Describe the following people in one word” section.  Here are the words that Kristen’s peers chose for her:

 

Kellan Lutz: “Adventurous”

Peter Facinelli: “Sweet.”

Chaske Spencer: “Fighter.”

Kiowa Gordon: “Edgy.”

Alex Meraz: “Badass.”

 

Adventurous, sweet, fighter, edgy, and badass?  This sounds like my kind of girl!  In a recent video interview with Ben Lyons for E!, Billy Burke was asked whether or not he feels protective of little Kristen:  “No. She can handle herself.  I’m scared of her actually.”   Awesome.  And of course, we want to know what Rob has to say about her, right?  Right.  (Regardless of whether you are Team Robsten or Team Nonsten, you can’t deny that he probably knows her better than most.)  Some of my favorite quotes from him:

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Look at those shoes!!

 

“Kristen doesn’t take any slack.  She sticks to her guns — and that’s difficult to do.”

 

“She’ll decide on someone a lot quicker. She has a lot more self-esteem than I do, so she’s like, ‘You’re an idiot and I don’t want to talk to you,’ and I’m like, ‘I’m an idiot too!’ So I’ll talk to an idiot for like three days before deciding.”  (Side note:  Hey Rob, if Kristen doesn’t talk to idiots, and she talks to you, then you couldn’t be an idiot, correct?  Except that I kind of feel like you’re an idiot for not realizing that.   J/K, idiot free!  No one is an idiot!  Unless, of course, Kristen says you are.)

 

“Kristen was very different from how I expected the girl who played Bella would be. I was kind of intimidated.”

 

“She’s a unique girl.  You really don’t meet many people like Kristen.”

 

When Rob talks about Kristen it makes me jealous that I’m not friends with her.  Lately I have had the extreme misfortune of dealing with some sensitive, passive-aggressive, fake-ass babies in the forms of grown women (coworkers), and Kristen sounds like the perfect antidote.
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MORE Vanity Fair Pics!!! November 2, 2009

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Okay people, there’s more.  GO HERE NOW (and die again.)  Uh-oh!  Rob fell off his piano bench!!!  Whoooaaaah!  There’s also a sneak peak of the article that will be included in Vanity Fair.  The December issue goes on sale November 10th.  Unless you live in LA or NY, then you can get it on Wednesday, which I kind of hate you for.  Never before have I ever wanted to live in LA until today.   It looks to me like there will be more pictures released as time goes on, but you’re on your own now.  I’m not going to post every time new pictures come, just be on the lookout.  ENJOY.

 

New Rob Vanity Fair Pics!!! November 1, 2009

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HOLY HELL.  I know you guys deserve a much more thought-out post than this one, but in about five seconds you’re not going to care at all.  New pictures have been released of Rob, from a photoshoot for Vanity Fair.  By now they have made their way throughout the entire Twilight internet fanworld, but just in case you haven’t seen them yet… click here AND DIE.

And here’s a couple more:

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So….are you dying!?!?!  I. love. these. pictures.  Not just because they’re gorgeous (which they are, of course, they’re amazeballs) but also because I love these little scenes that someone has put together for him.  Oh look!  Rob’s in bed!  Now he’s playing piano on a cliff!  Now he’s eating corn-on-the-cob wearing a lobster bib!  Now he’s huddled up on the steps of a cabin with a ciggy and a Corona!  Now he’s changing his shoes by the back of his minivan!  WTF!?!?!  I don’t really care what they have him do if he ends up looking this good, but who comes up with this stuff?  Anyways, I hope you enjoy!  I’m currently trying to figure out the best way to be able to look at these pictures every second of every day of my life for the rest of my life.  Let me know if you have any ideas.

 

*Thanks to Robsessed and Breaking-Dawn.fr for the pics!

 

True Love Waits October 19, 2009

Tonight is a momentous night.  Right about this time, exactly one month from today, we’ll all be waiting around various theaters across the world, waiting for the biggest moment of our lives.  And to mark this night, I have decided to cut myself off from any more New Moon footage from now on.  If I haven’t seen it already, I’m not watchin’ it.  Seriously.  This is it.

This includes the footage to be shown on the Scream Awards (airing October 27th) featuring the wolf pack.  Footage that apparently contains improved, “more realistic” wolves.  The same footage that was featured on Entertainment Tonight this evening.  The same footage that you can download on iTunes for free RIGHT NOW.  I would love nothing more than to pull up iTunes and watch these fancypants CGI wolves at this very moment.  I downloaded the clip already, it’s ready to go.  I was about to watch it, and then I realized something.  Watching these scenes will be so much more awesome if I’m seeing them for the first time in the theater.  On the BIG screen.  I’m sure these wolves would be pretty sweet on any screen no matter what size… but I want to be dazzled.

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My anticipation for midnight November 19th IS. GROWING. BY. THE. MINUTE.  The temptation is so high to just go and find every little clip and picture I can.  But I must be strong!  I know the payoff will be high.  I already feel like I’ve seen so much at this point.  Summit has been so kind to show us Bella’s birthday (inlcuding Jasper’s new, yet still ridiculous wig), motorcycles, new creepy Laurent, cliff-diving, shirtless Jacob, hell, they’ve even shown us shirtless Edward!!!  (The most highly-anticipated in the movie for sure.  Well, by me at least.)  I just want to save something for the big day.  For my big day.  I’m doing the right thing.  Right guys?  RIGHT?!?!

Now, I don’t want anyone reading this to think that they have to follow me in this.  I will not judge you.  This is a personal choice that I’m making for me, you all do as you see fit.  Chacun a son gout. (“To each his own” in French.  I know, fancy, right?)  Go ahead, right now, and check out those wolves.  Here’s the link. Let me know what you think.  If I can’t watch it myself, I can at least hear all about it!  Apparently Bella kicks some Quileute ass.

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And so,  believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my reader(s), Stephenie Meyer, Chris Weitz, Kristen Stewart, Moon and UC, Johnny Flynn (because he cares), and Edward Cullen (duh, because he’s the biggest supporter of True Love Waits ever) to a month of purity including New Moon abstinence from this day until the day I enter into the Cinebarre on November 19th.

On a completely different note, I reached 500 hits today!  I know that’s not really a lot compared to a lot of blogs out there, but it’s strange for me.  As someone who previously kept her Twilight thoughts to herself, it’s a big deal.  Of course I do realize that if I hadn’t written about Kristen that one time, so long ago, I wouldn’t be anywhere near 500, but whatever.  I’ll take what I can get.  The searches for her are at least getting nicer. Mostly just “Kristen Stewart,” instead of “Kristen Stewart is not nice.”  Maybe the world of Twilighters is starting to take the hint.  So we’re all in agreement?  We’re cool with Kristen?  Okay then.  I think this calls for a big, giant, Kstew lovefest.  I can’t think of a better way to celebrate 500 views, can you?

Come back soon for Kstew Lovefest!!