Dear 2007 & 2008,
I’ve been reminiscing. Reminiscing about a time before the drama of “Is David Slade or isn’t David Slade being replaced by a taller director?” and “Are Rob & Kristen really making love for hours on end in front of a fire on a bear skin rug or are they just banging quickly on a leopard printed one?” I was thinking back to YOUR time- when casting announcements were just being announced for the movies, a petition was being sent around to have Rob replaced in the films & Big Daddy hadn’t yet become a household name. Melissa Rosenberg hadn’t yet penned “How you likin’ da rain Arizona,” and Cathy Hardi was still hard at work coming up with a list of “terrible, awful, no good lines for Rob Pattinson to say when Kristen Stewart first climbs on his back.” Sigh… those were the good ol’ days.
Actually, I wasn’t around then but I would have been if I had known better. However, as I’ve read every page and seen every image the internet has to offer about the Twilight saga & its actors, I’ve discovered that things were different back then. Things were different before. Before the hype. Before the drama. Before there were promo photos, videos and interviews. Before anyone knew any better….. This stuff was made:
Back when Edward Cullen, the 21st century’s Romeo, was seen as a vampire with a mullet and loved a heroine who young enough to give Chris Hansen a MAJOR career booster.
Back when a REAL Native American was expected to play Jacob
Back when no one was good enough for Rob Pattinson, so Ariel had to fill in
Was Ashlee Simpson someone’s dream Rosalie? Check it out after the jump!
Back before Rob proved to the world he was the right choice for Edward Cullen, we considered signing the petition against “the guy who looks like a wizard”
Back when the fandom’s hope for the character of Bella looked like the goth chick who got her senior pictures taken with some jelly bracelets from Hot Topics & her family dog
Back before we had real characters to inspire art for our shoes so we had to use our imagination
Back when Rob & Kristen had a threesome with a guy with a mustache who drives a van
Back before we had kissing pictures of Ashley & Jackson, we had manipulations of Alice & Jasper in bed (Note the atrocity of the wig, even then)
Back when someone thought this was beautiful
Back when Carlise & Esme made a little extra money starring in a crappy telenovela
Back when manips of Kristen pregnant with Renesmee were just exciting reminders that there were at least 4 movies to watch and before they were creepy reminders of how weird the fourth (and probably 5th) films will be and how creepy fans who make manips of a Robsten baby bump are…
Before the crazy, Before the drama (before I even knew about this saga), there was innocence, there was unity, there was excitement and there were really, really, really bad photoshop jobs!
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