There are those moments in life that shape you- Graduations, Weddings at young ages, anniversaries, pregnancies by vampire husbands, beautiful children’s births, children biting their way out of your womb, Children moving out of the house, your ex boyfriend falling in love with your newborn child…Moments that are Epic- Getting our first commenter on LTT was one like that. To this day we still refer to Christa as our “Fanbase” & our #1 fan. Then there was the time when Sam Bradley commented on a post where we made fun of him. That was before we realized that wasn’t a big deal and could draw his moles from memory.
Then there was the first day we suddenly had over 200 readers on the blogs. And then we met you. And you. and you. Then Stephenie said she READ US which we’re still questioning and sometimes fear that her mentioning “LTT” really meant “Linux Trace Toolkit” and her bro & webmaster, inspiration for small wolf, Seth, just threw it in there to make a dorky computer joke (Linux is something the geeky cousin tried to get me to understand once)
Then there was RobstenGate in August, seeing Rob on Ellen in November and that moment during karaoke night when I visited Moon in LA last fall and everyone was singing “We are The Rob” and I just FELT it. What’s “it?” I don’t know- you just know it when you feel it. Those moments shaped us.
And then stuff like this happens and we question once again if Seth, the inspiration for the small werewolf, is taking his anger out at his sister for naming the weakest werewolf after him (But Seth, he does get some one-on-one with Bella & saves her life!! (Ugh.. I think… Note to self- re-read Eclipse before meeting Stephenie)) and punks us YET again & makes it all up. But it looks like the little hat spoke. And shit just got real because I just programmed “Interview Stephenie Meyer in an undisclosed location” into my calendar.
I want to do something different with publicity for this movie release. For Twilight, I did the normal press junket, for New Moon I got to go on Oprah. Both of these were fun, exciting experiences. However, they both had the same drawback—the interviews were designed for a very broad audience, and because of that, most of the questions were about things you guys have known the answers to for years. I feel like all of the basic questions have been answered, and for Eclipse I want to focus on the more specific questions of the readers. To accomplish that, I’m hosting my own mini-junket with a few fansites. It will be held on Friday, June 18th, the week before the L.A. premiere.
Unfortunately, I can’t talk to every single site, and I want to keep this as low key and enjoyable as possible. So I put all the U.S. fansites in a hat (for logistical reasons, we had to keep this in the country) and drew out four names.
The names I drew were:
* Twilight Series Theories (twilightseriestheories.com)
* Twilight Source (twilightsource.com)
* Twifans (www.twifans.com)
* Letters To Twilight (letterstotwilight.wordpress.com) <——HOLY CRAP THAT’S US!!!!!!!!!
Each of these sites is invited to send two members of their staff (or one member and a guest) to our fan-centric mini-junket. You will be contacted shortly by my assistant, who will give you all the specific information. In the event that any of the sites is unable to send representatives, I’ve already drawn four back up sites, which I will post if it becomes necessary.
I’ll answer all of your questions (and your readers questions, if you want to poll them) about the Eclipse Movie, and the Bree story, as well, which will have been out for a few weeks by then. We’ll have lunch, hang out, and hopefully have a fantastic time. I hope you all can make it!
WHATTTTTT? Are you SURE!? And have you really read our site? We’re not your “What happens when Bella gets her period” kinda question askers (oh wait- we ask that all the time. Should we push her for the REAL answer “I didn’t think about that one- give me a break” since none of us believe that “the blood is dead” crap? ) And Steph we’ve joked from time to time that you have a thing for Edward and therefore for Rob (but then again- who are we to talk? We run a Rob site) so are you sure…We get to meet YOU?
To repeat the majority of the conversations Moon & I had over chat yesterday afternoon:
After the jump. Read some of the MANY responses we’ve received since yesterday:
Almost immediately after we heard the news, Moon sent an email to her close friends & family with this subject:
YES I AM A TWILIGHT BLOGGER! BIG NEWS
The first responses to the news were overwhelming and funny. Which is to be expected.. you are the funniest Twilight fans in the world, you know:
tiffanized @letter2twilight Is that Rob’s hat from Bel Ami she drew the names out of?
mylifeontwi @letter2twilight congratufuckinglations
JodieO @letter2twilight I am so 2nd hand excited for you right now! That’s way better than the 2nd hand embarrassment I usually get in Twiland!
twitstwilight @letter2twilight I’m so happy for you guys! You’ll ask the best questions and SM will rue the day she picked LTT out of that Bel-Ami hat!
There was the realization that we’re gonna have to BRUSH up on our Eclipse knowledge & be well-acquainted with the Bree novella
Calliopeblabs dearest @letter2twilight … member how you were so (not) excited about that bree book…. better get to reading skanks.
marah: i’m glad you got picked, when you have such clear disdain for the bree book. this should be good.
killerwardsmuse @letter2twilight Can you puh-lease ask her what the f*ck is up with Bree? You’re the only ones with balls to do it.
People had suggestions on what gifts to bring Stephenie:
PinkFluffGirl PLEASE make her a shirt that says “That’s QUEEN COCKBLOCKER to you!!!!”
clarks2 @letter2twilight Remember, nothing says “We’re gonna ask the tough questions” like tweed. Tweed & a They’re Not Bears! tote bag.
It didn’t take long to read suggestions on what to ask involving… who else…? Rob!
tiffanized @letter2twilight Can you smuggle a note to her for Rob from me? I want to be the first person to ask you that question. There will be more.
greenleafgirl Wow! Congrats to @letter2twilight 4 the score of a Twilifetime! I hope U ask her if Rob is cut or intact under the jorts u know SM gave him
ordinary_girl84 @letter2twilight – ask about jorts, NO – ask about buttcrack santa, NO – ask if she’s “accidently” walked in on Rob naked!
ItalianGirl: This is so exciting for you two, but I swear, the day you get the email to interview Rob, you will immediately respond “Yes” But say “However we need 3 tickets. We have an assistant, Italian Girl.” I WILL be going with you. I don’t care what I’ll have to do. I’ll wipe your asses if it means I get to be there.
We wouldn’t think it’s love, though, without the hate:
InspiredbyKstew WTF The kristen haters @letter2twilight Won SM’S competion!? What a crock!!
WeFartRainbows #TeamWFR thinks a better site than @letter2twilight should’ve won. L2T are full of shit.
(I think you understand why these two don’t need a commentary or rebuttal. The brilliance of their comments & twitter names just say everything)
Then there were all the other “normal” question suggestions. Well, LTT-Normal. Which we all knows is the most normalest of all:
Awesome Teen Mag: Is she going to fly you to her house and you’re going to get to meet Seth and all of her other Twi-inspirational named siblings and children and husband??? Are you going to get to tell her that there are shades of lipstick besides red that might be equally becoming on her? Will you apologize on ALL of our behalves for Oprah’s insanely miniscule one-on-one time with her? And dude, for the LOVE OF GOD, get her to freaking finish Midnight Sun. I mean, if nothing else, accomplish that. And the lipstick
ekels #AskStephenie Do you find yourself saying things like “Purple’s cool” and “Green is what? Good?” Cuz that’s normal. @letter2twilight
KStew411: You must ask if she lets her sons wear jorts. Congrats, @Letter2Twilight!
veddersgirl @letter2twilight I want you to ask SM if Edward and Jasper are finally get together in Eclipse. NM was such a let down. No #manlove. WTF!?
ekels @allryans Also, have u ever srsly seen a boy in khakis & a white sleeveless button down & wanted to hump him? #AskStephenie @letter2twilight
And of course… Midnight Sun.. Midnight Sun.. Midnight Sun
tiffanized @letter2twilight OH GOD. you have to ask her about Midnight Sun. All of your questions should be “So when are you publishing MS?
Then late in the day we received an email from a longtime lurker:
Dear UC & Moon,
I am beyond excited that LTT got picked. I’m patiently awaiting Steph’s sure to be classic responses to the totally absurd/raunchy questions I expect you to come up with. I know you’re probably debating how far is too far with our favorite lady… but I’m going to venture to say that she wants the outrageous. I don’t think her picking LTT is as “random” as she says it is. Deep down, she’s sick of answering the safe, easy questions from her usual hot-topic-worshiping, twilight-themed-cupcake-baking fans. She’s ready for the kind of questions only a NORMAL modern twentysomething girl would ask. I.e. When writing “the leg hitch” did Paco or whateverhisnameis get a little extra action?
Ok, so while I have total faith in you, I do have a word of caution. I know you two might be tempted to get into long indie girl discussions involving how awesome Metric and Vampire Weekend’s soundtrack songs will be, but I’m going to implore you to stick to the important stuff… like details on what kind of hotpocket is Rob’s fav and her opinion on whether to wear flannel lingere or just the sambas when you meet him behind the dumpster. All crucial questions.
Thanks for all the laughs,
WHOA.. I mean…. WHOA… We can’t stop saying it…. What ELSE could happen here on LTT? I mean.. we might as well shut it down now… it can’t get much bigger than this!
UC & Moon
So excited to get to see our friends at TwiFans Allison & Kim again as well as meet some new friends from Twilight Series Theories & Twilight Source!!!!!
And… on a sappy note…. we love you all. We wouldn’t blog every day without you all. Our site would have never gotten to this level without you all. Therefore, you are just as much as part of this as we are. Sure, we’ll be the ones in her presence, laughing with her & making up inside jokes that we’ll talk about for years to come, but you’ll all be with us in spirit!! We wish we could bring you all- especially that girl who says we shouldn’t meet Stephenie Meyer since we hate Kristen. She’s funny. We’ll be asking your input for our interview for the next month, so start sending in & commenting with the best suggestions!
Don’t forget we have our 20 years from now contest going on until Thursday. You can win a tshirt from our brand new LTT_LTR store! Be creative! Some of the best entries so far are from people who “thought outside of the box!”