· You first read Twilight and as soon as you were done, went right back to the beginning and started over again?
· You first saw the movie "Twilight" and loved it and fell head over heels in love with Rob as Edward.
· You created that little Twilight stash of photos on your computer 3 folders deep in a folder unsuspectingly called “Teaching Resources” or “Recipes”?
· You scoured the internet daily for news or pictures of “New Moon” or “Eclipse” being filmed?
· You introduced a virgin to the saga, and saw that gaga look on their face the next day when they told you they could not put it down?
· You had your first Twilight party?
· You read your first fuckhawt Twilight fanfiction?
I have so many wonderful memories, because of Twilight. I have made the most amazing friends. We love Twilight, but it turns out we have a lot more than that in common and have become lifelong friends. I think that is the most important thing that has come from this crazy roller coaster ride we’ve all been on.
So, since we’re taking a trip down memory lane, I thought about how I was introduced to Twilight. Flashback to Thanksgiving, 2008. I saw an old friend of mine that day who had read Twilight (repeatedly) and had just seen the movie when it came out the week before. She just kept telling me I had to read this book. So finally in January, I was at Target and saw the Twilight book on an endcap. I thought, what the hell and I grabbed it. Twilight had me, hook, line and sinker. I fell hard. I immediately ran out and bought New Moon and Eclipse.
Meanwhile, Twilight was still playing at a few bargain theaters. After reading the book, I HAD to see this movie. I called my sister one Saturday in January, 2009 and begged her to go with me. I was seriously willing to go by myself if I had to. That’s how bad I wanted to see it. My sister agreed to go and she was hooked too after seeing the movie. Of course she immediately read the books. It still amazes me how fast we became obsessed. We saw Twilight in January, and had our first Twilight party in March when the DVD came out. Like I said, fast and hard.
The last four years have been fucking awesome!!!! I created this blog, met my bloggy bestie, SassyKassie, threw four Twilight parties, went to two Twilight related Oprah shows, and have attended many kick-ass Twilight events. My only regret, is not being able to ever attend a premiere. It hurt my heart a bit watching the BD2 premiere knowing that it was the last one and I would never have a chance again. I had to live vicariously through the chicks that were able to go.
This post would not be complete it I didn’t mention our love (and lust) for Rob. Rob is the heart and soul of Edward. He has done an amazing job bringing Edward to life.
The thing is, Rob is more than just Edward. He is an amazing, versatile actor….not to mention hot as hell! He is adorkable and sometimes awkward, but this is why we love him. He isn’t pretentious.
He’s the real deal and I am looking forward to seeing all the amazing things in store for him. I think that knowing that we will be seeing Rob again is what makes the end of Twilight a little bit easier. I think most of us have been able to separate Edward from Rob. That’s why I don’t think Rob will be typecast. When I saw him in Remember Me, Water for Elephants, Bel Ami or Cosmopolis – I did not think of Edward. Not once.
I have to admit, I am a little sad that it’s over. Life goes on, I know. I have plenty of RL stuff to keep my busy. However, there is a little part of me that has not accepted the fact that I do not have any more Twilight movies to look forward to. We are lucky to have the books to reread and the movies to watch again and again. And Twilight fanfiction. Let’s not forget that. All the wonderful imaginings of Edward and Bella that are sometimes better than the original – and a million times hotter!!!!
How can you sum up the last four years in one word?
Here are some tissue-alert vids that really sum up the last 4 years. Enjoy!