|One look says it all...|
There is a lot of negativity out there in this fandom.
I know... I sometimes promote it.
Hey... What can I say?
I'm a cynic by nature.
I see some of the bullshit... I respond to it.
So sometimes it's better if I just post without reading
my email/DMs/Twitter/Blog first.
I decided to try and write about the 10 things
I love about this fandom...
The movies... the books... the people.
The movies... the books... the people.
10 might be a stretch
But there really have been GOOD things
to come out of all this.
There really has.
Before I get started.
You DID note my being a cynic... right?
Who doesn't believe anything at face value
Who doesn't trust easily
Who has doubts on the best of intentions
Has no trouble believing in
Rob and Kristen.
10 Things I Love About Twilight
And its Fandom
(in no particular order)
|This is as close to Edward as I am ever going to get...|
Funny thing is...
Over the course of the last 3 years
(Yes, it's been 3 years and I'm still here!)
I've forgotten about my love for Edward.
I mean... he started this all.
I know the Twilight books get a lot of shit...
And OK... they aren't classic masterpieces.
But they were enjoyable to read
and they had Edward.
You gotta give Stephenie Meyers credit for that.
I was completely fascinated by Edward.
And I had a version of him in my head...
And when I saw the above picture of Rob?
I knew everything was going to be OK.
This is why Twilight remains my favorite of the movies
Because it gave me my Edward...
and with Edward came Robert Pattinson.
I can admit it.
I STILL get chills when I see this scene.
Edward strolling into the cafeteria...
Looking all beautiful and complex.
It was the first time I got to see my Edward
and outside of my head.
I wasn't disappointed.
|Why so gorgeous Robert?|
2. Shit... I'm only on 2???
So Edward leads us to Robert.
And oh what a joyous wonderful trip it has been!
Whom I briefly recalled as the beautiful boy from Harry Potter...
Crashed into my head...
and my heart
with every new picture I saw...
with every adorable, charming
completely mesmerizing word he uttered.
And it never seemed to have an end...
Because with every interview
I found something else to love
about this modest, witty and adorkable man.
And he still has that effect on me
And that brings us to...
|Big green eyes and they're as wide as the moon.|
Twilight led me to Kristen as well.
At first I was a bit envious of her close proximity
to Robert Pattinson.
I didn't know much about her
But as time went along
I saw a lot of things I liked.
First of all...
She's naturally beautiful
She's shy and awkward in public
(Although she is proving to have conquered that recently)
She's not a girly girl..
who is overly concerned with her hair and makeup
She dresses for comfort rather than style...
and yet has a unique style all her own.
She's immensely dedicated to the characters she portrays on screen...
and puts a piece of herself in every one...
which makes her vulnerable.
She's quirky and funny
and she swears as naturally as breathing.
She's honest and doesn't suffer fools gladly.
Best of all?
She makes Robert happy.
Well it's obviously a mutual thing
seeing as they both are beautifully happy
and full of smiles and laughter
when they are together.
I find myself kinda protective of her.
I think a lot of the shit that gets thrown at her
on a daily basis
is undeserved and based on jealousy and hatred.
Both wasted emotions.
So I choose to focus on the love and happiness
That I see between her and Robert.
Twirling > Foaming
4. Thomas Sturridge.
Well... Robert led me to Tom.
I didn't know who he was at first either.
But I kept seeing him...
Kinda in the background where Rob was.
All beardY and lurkY.
And the pictures that came out of Rob and Tom together
always showed two guys who were really great friends.
How can you NOT love that?
Tom goes out of his way not to discuss his friend.
Tom is loyal.
Tom is true.
Tom is Rob's best friend for a reason.
But lets get past Rob for a minute.
Let's look at Tom on his own... OK?
I mean... sometimes I think you have to have
piercing eyes and a great jawline
to even be a member of the "Brit Pack"
But Tom is more than gorgeous...
Have you watched some of his movies?
I'm particularly fond of Pirate Radio.
He's funny and sweet and sexy
and his accent?
I stand by my opinion that Tom's accent
It just does.
Listening to him talk makes me meltY...
and any other word I can randomly attach a Y to.
I adore Tom Sturridge.
How can you look at this picture...
and NOT smile?
Rob and Tom.
Laughing and walking.
Loyalty and Friendship mean a lot.
|Triangle of heaven?|
5. Halfway there!!
Being in this Twilight fandom...
has also made me aware of the above...
I know you are all aware of my penchant
for the man in motion.
Maybe it started when he strolled thru the cafeteria
Then seeing Rob stroll across the parking lot in New Moon?
I can thank Twilight
(and Catherine Hardwick, I suppose)
for exposing me to my
Robert Pattinson Walking Addiction.
But guess what?
I'm not complaining.
|Rob. Piano. Died.|
I must thank Catherine Hardwicke for bringing this to the screen.
She cast Robert.
She introduced him by walking into the cafeteria...
she not only had him play piano in Twilight
but she put a couple of his songs on the soundtrack.
Music is important to Edward...
And the imagery of Robert at the piano?
You get it.
I know you do.
So thanks to this...
I'm a huge fan of Rob and his music.
Have you really listened to him play guitar?
It breaks my heart.
I hoping if he has time off that he gets a chance
to explore his musical side...
Perhaps write some (love) songs
and work on a CD?
|Puppies are adorkable.|
Bear is a positive...
He was in a shelter.
Rob and Kristen
(You know it's true)
rescued his adorable floppy eared self.
Rob says where his dog is... is home.
And since it's their dog...
I guess Kristen is home.
And one small thing...
I have a German Shepherd
(which Bear is part mixed with)
And when I got Kaia...
She was almost completely black
and had floppy ears...
She is Tan/Black
and her ears are straight up..
|Don't mess with her...|
That's what happens with puppies.
Their ears sometimes stop being floppy.
|As long as they only have ONE personality... I'm OK.|
9. Twilight led me to Robert...
And Robert led me here.
3 years ago the forums and blogs about Robert
weren't as plentiful as they are now.
And I found myself commenting at one in particular
more and more often.
ROBsessed was my first taste of what this community
could really offer.
I found women there... who shared my love of Rob
We could laugh and chat
and knowing they were there...
Sharing my thoughts and feelings...
Made it better for me.
Made me feel OK.
Made me feel like I wasn't completely insane
for crushing on this actor.
I made some good friends there...
And I still love them to this day.
Rob also led me to Twitter.
Twitter is where I go to have a laugh
(and my lord, there are plenty to be found there)
To hang out with like minded people...
Again... I've made some good buddies on Twitter...
People I truly consider friends.
Twitter is also a great place to get
UP TO THE MINUTE news on Rob/Kristen/Tom
and anything else you might have an interest in.
I know that a lot of stuff you see on Twitter
needs huge amounts of salt
And you really need a good sense of humor
to plow through the daily bullshit and drama.
But good people.
But good people.
A few laughs...
and knowing its not serious stuff.
It's fucking Twitter.
So what if I liked vampires before Twilight?
I've always kinda had a thing for them.
Goes back to "Salem's Lot" by Stephen King
(Good book...you should read it)
I'm kinda fascinated by them.
When I first heard about Twilight
the thing that actually made me buy the books
were that they were about vampires.
So can we thank Twilight for
I think those were books before Twilight...
and obviously vampires have been around for a long time.
But the look of Vampire Diaries?
That is ALL Twilight
(and more Edward)
And I love both Vampire Diaries
and True Blood...
And sometimes I wonder if those shows would
have been even made if not for the phenomenon
(Damn I can hear Oprah saying that word)
that was Twilight.
It doesn't really matter.
When I don't have Edward to watch...
I can watch Damon and Stephen
|Now THAT'S a werewolf!|
(OK, Alcide is a werewolf... but HOT DAMN
"Whatta man, whatta man, whatta mighty good man"
Just pops into my head.)
So there you have it.
10 Good things that Twilight brought me.
And my next post?
1 million shitty things about Twilight.
I will try to cut it down by the time I actually post it.
This post is brought to you by the sheep that is green.
Long live the sheep.
May it always be green.
Bye for now