Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Twilight Junkie Tuesday Featuring Twired Jen

Is it Tuesday already?  Summer is flying by!  This week featured Twilight Junkie is our bloggy buddy Jen from 
If you haven't been over to her blog.....then git on over there!  After you read this post, of course. LOL
-What got you into Twilight? 
My younger Sis & bloggy co-hort "Elusive S" got me into Twilight.  Prior to reading it, the only knowledge I ever had of Twilight was some really annoying trailer that kept playing on my Cables On Demand previews every time I turned on my TV.  I barely paid attention because it looked like a fantasy, and I have never been into fantasy. Fast forward to late July of 2009 & I had my nose & heart buried deep within the books. I can't believe I was hesitant to read the Twilight movie cover copy...thinking it would take away from my own visual creation of the characters. Can you believe I was worried about envisioning Edward Cullen as Robert Pattinson?!  For a detailed journey of those first few weeks, check out my 1st posts ever. It's simply titled Twilight. http://sotwired.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-first-blog-how-original.html

-Do your family and friends know how deep your twi-obsession goes (be specific about what your obsession is, how do you hide it, or how do you advertise it)

I have to laugh because the simple answer is yes. My family and friends all know how deep my obsession is, of Twilight & of Robert Pattinson. As far as strangers go, I don't go out of my way to flaunt it, yet I don't hide it either. I have a NM Edward keychain, and a bumper sticker on the back of my car that says "Forks, Washington. Watch your neck." I really like my bumper sticker because it isn't blatantly obvious, unless you're a Twitard.
Oddly enough, I still feel slightly embarrassed when approaching THE TABLE in Borders. You know, the one with all of the merch.  I have no idea why. Maybe it's just excitement that makes me feel nervous. Or maybe I think the teenagers are going to think I'm too old. GASP!

-Are you team edward, team jacob, team (fill in the blank)? Why, is it because of the character or the person that plays them in the movie?
I hadn't seen or paid attention to much of Robert Pattinson if at all before reading Twilight. However I was immediately Team Edward, and remained so through the entire saga.  I was turned on by the fact that he was romantic, protective & dangerous. 

-Which Twilight book is your favorite and why?
I'm torn on this one. My immediate response is normally Eclipse because of all the romance & finally some making out, but at the same time, I love re-living all of those butterfly feelings through Bella in Twilight.

-If you read fanfic and your willing to admit it which is your favorite story?
I have enjoyed a couple of ff's that were continuations of the saga or different POV's, but never could get into any of the ones where Bella & Edward weren't human/vampire. One day I discovered Robsten ff & fell hardcore in love with those. It was like a sneak peak into my most favorite couples life.  I have read about 10.  In the meantime everyone was trying to get me to read MOTU.  I attempted it once and couldn't get through the first paragraph.  Eventually Lisa from 17foreverlisa was reading it and fell hardcore in love with it. It wasn't until she did her post about it being over that I decided to give it another try. She has similar tastes in ff as me and I figured if she could get into it, that maybe I could too.  It is an AMAZING story. I have never wanted someone to tie me up and spank me more than I do now. Thanks Fifty!

- Which person would you most likely still be into if they were not involved in Twilight; explain why.
Probably no one. Isn't that sad? Before watching Twilight, I thought Robert Pattinson was fugly and kinda dirty. I did not get his appeal. *GASP!*

-If you ever met your favorite Twilight star how would you react? What would you do or say.
Well, I have NOT met Robert Pattinson, but have been in the company of him...at the New Moon premiere in LA & the Twilight Convention in LA. At the NM premiere he was about 15 ft away from me, and since I thought their was a slight chance I'd actually get within inches of him, I flipped out.  I was shaking, screaming, tearing up and pretty much pooping my pants.  At the Twilight convention, I knew he was staying put on stage. I did get super squeeee-y & really shaky...but I didn't flip out. I was more obsessed with studying ROBSTEN ;)

I have however met Jackson Rathbone.  The first time was after one of his 100 Monkeys shows at the Viper Room. We asked if we could take a picture with him and I was nervous as all hell. He is VERY charming. He makes you feel as if it's no big deal that you asked.  The second time was after another Viper Room show. He was sitting in his van and hadn't taken pics with anyone, they were about to leave and one of our friends got ballsy enough to pull the whole "I have traveled all the way from London, wont you take a pic with us?" So after she had her pic taken, we asked and he grinned and said we could get him in trouble (I think because he had a black eye at the time)...anyhoo he motioned for us to come over and he hung himself out of the van and put his arms around us. He was again, VERY CHARMING.

-If you were to replace any person in Twilight who would you replace them with and why.
Initially after watching Twilight, I immediately thought Nikki Reed was very wrong for the role of Rosalie. I would have replaced her with someone like Scarlett Johansson. However now I can't really think of replacing anyone. They have all grown on me, and it looks as though Rosalie will look quite a bit better in Eclipse.

-How many times have you read the Twilight Saga? If you've read it multiple times, what makes you keep rereading? If you've only read it once, why haven't you reread it?????

I have read all 4 books back to back 3 times. I have picked up individual books and read them out of order/randomly maybe 4 more times?

- What is the most precious item in your Twilight collection and why? (share pics if possible) 
I ADORE all of my Twi-loot, but don't have any autographs...so I'd have two things. 
1. My hardback book-set of the saga.
2 And this picture of myself & ES with Jackson. :) We have a full colored version, but this cropped one in blk n' wht is my fave.

-What is the craziest Twilight related thing you've done?
Where to begin?
1.Lined up all day to try and get a glimpse of THE PRECIOUS at the New Moon premiere in LA back in November.
2. Gone to four 100 Monkeys Shows, soon to be six. Most of which were in LA, so we had to drive 2 hours North and stay overnight since we were drinking.
4. Drove up to LA for one day to see THE PRECIOUS at the LA Twilight Eclipse Convention.
5. AND take shitloads of crazy pics

-What is your favorite song from the Twilight Saga and why?
Robs two songs from Twilight. "Let Me Sign" & "Neverthink" 
They are hot. He is hot. That is all.

- Tell us your favorite quote from each book?

Twilight it's the one on the bottom of my blog :)
New Moon:" Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars—points of light and reason… And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything." -EC
Eclipse: "Look after my heart — I’ve left it with you." -EC
Breaking Dawn: Don't have one.

-Has Twilight taken over your life? Explain.
YES. I am on my computer at home & at work way more than anyone should be. I'm constantly on the look out for NEW stuff. My obsession with the books has turned into an obsession with not only the movies, but the actors as well. I haven't been able to finish a non-Twi book since. Srsly.

- Tell us anything else Twilighty about yourself that you would like to share?
I want to go to FORKS like a fat kid wants cake.

Thanks again to Jen for sharing the details of your obsession with us!  I think everyone loves reading these because they can TOTALLY relate!
Next week's featured Twilight Junkie will be......Robzsinger!!!!


  1. Thanks for inviting me to participate!

    xo J

  2. Yay Jen I'm glad you shared with us. I know from reading your blog that one of your answers has probably changed since you have PFach's autograph and all(I'm sooo not jealous at all, nope, not me). And we all owe Lisa big time for introducing us to Fifty.

  3. Hi Jen, nice meeting ya. Once again it's nice knowing there are others out there who have the same obsession...going to check out your links right now. Would love to hear your thoughts about Fifty as you read on. I'm looking for new ff to read any ones in particular you would recommend? I'm going through withdrawal, missing Fifty and Prof. Cullen form Univ. of Ed. Masen, haven't found another one that holds my interest. Love your bumper sticker, I want the one that reads "I drive like a Cullen" because I do!

  4. @Fran- Hi! Believe it or not I have now read MOTU twice! The only other ff I read is Robsten FF ;) It's my addiction.

    Please check out my blog, and if you like it, follow us. Thanks!


  5. TwiredJ is such a superfan! Fun answers! I can't wait to hear about upcoming 100 Monkeys shows and Jackson.

  6. I always love hearing other people's Twilight stories. Makes me feel so normal. :) I LOVE the fact (and am totally jealous) that Jen has breathed the same air as Rob, The Precious/His Hottness. It's at the top of my list of things to do ASAP!



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