Do you remember, Rob?
Pardon me while we reminisce today
Do you remember why Moon & I started LTR (almost) 2 years ago!? It was because we were obsessing- watching every video & interview you did & right click saving every picture of you on our harddrives. And also feeling very alone.. Because besides each other, Twilight fans seemed kinda, well, special. They were what you’d expect in a fandom- crazy dressing-up as a bruised bride, “Marry me Rob” sign-waving, screaming in your presence, teenager or lonely housewife. There was no one representing us. Where were the other normal, college-educated, working 20-somethings who couldn’t believe they had fallen hard for you? Was it really just Moon & I?
That’s when LTR was born. It was born from this idea that we had to do something. We had to exploit this feeling inside us. It wasn’t normal, was it? This wasn’t us…. So we took the craziest thing we could think of that the time and decided to write “Letters” to you, daily. This was inspired by the fan videos we watched of people pouring their hearts out to you. Or from the blog posts we read from the special fans who thought maybe, just maybe you’d read what they wrote, declare your love and run away with them. I mean, what’s crazier than sharing our deepest, darkest thoughts & hopes & dreams & desires with you, Rob Pattinson, who would never read whatever we wrote after “Dear Rob?” (Turns out a lot more is crazy, but that’s what we thought at the time!)
And so we began. We began with a joke. We began from the beginning making fun of ourselves and this “Not Normal” obsession. We began in that very first week making fun of you. And then the next day we loved you. And then we questioned you. Then we got serious about you. And along the way, we found out we weren’t alone. No- there was a hugeeeeeeee group of people who did not fit the “Normal Twilight fan” mold. There were 20-somethings, teenagers, house-wives, hot older cougars, MILFS, 30-somethings, college grads, high-school drop-outs, employees at NASA (true): all who came to LTR for one thing: Laughter, swooning, discussing, friendly-banter, sometimes heated discussions all over YOU- Robert Thomas Pattinson. Which was the one thing, at the end of the day, we all agreed on.
And overtime, things changed. People changed. Some people’s feelings faded, some grew stronger. Some couldn’t get past your supposed relationship. We chose to make up what we thought it was or wasn’t in our heads & run with that. Because the truth isn’t funny- the truth is kinda boring. It’s funnier to tell you that last night in the throes of passion I yelled out “Rob” instead of Mr. Choice’s name instead of what we really did (fell asleep on the couch at 8:30 pm). Some people thought we had changed instead of choosing to remember that we’ve always been this way- pushing the envelope, saying the things that some people think but few dare to speak outloud. And those people left. And that was okay with us- because we have always been this way. And our philosophy isn’t going to jive with everyone out there. [Our philosophy, of course, being “That’s Normal:” The term coined for not so normal things done so often in this fandom that it has become the norm!]
At the end of the day we are, have always been and always will be what we set out to be- a place for the outsider Twilight fan. And we don’t cater to anyone but ourselves. And we take responsibility for everything we say. We know we offend. We know we won’t have 100% agreement (or even 10% agreement some days!!). But at the end of the day, we can all agree on this: We are Rob Pattinson fans. No matter how many people say, “Fans wouldn’t make fun of Rob the way you do,” that doesn’t change it. We are his fans. Even if they throw out the, “A fan of Rob wouldn’t HATE his girlfriend,” it doesn’t change a thing. (Mostly because we don’t hate his girlfriend but shhh don’t tell that to those who insist we do! We’re fine continuing to let them think that. Their burning hatred for us & the potential for aneurysms from the stress of LTT-hatred is quite entertaining.) WE ARE ROB’S FANS.
And we’re normal. Like last night I didn’t even think about him, once. Imagine that!? (Shall we say it together? That’s Normal)
So to those of you who have understood LTR & have been here since the beginning: we heart you. It’s nice not to be alone. And to those who found us along the way: We’re so glad you joined the crazy fun! And to those who continue to find us on a daily basis: Welcome- this is who we are. And to the lurkers who are even too “normal” to comment, you are loved. And we hope that the many of you who lurk (or comment) and don’t get it, continue to bring us much joy with the tweets you think we don’t see & aneurysms it really seems like you’re about to have with your shouty IN CAPS threats. But don’t think that’s going to change anything. This is who we are- it’s who we’ve always been. And we’re not going anywhere (well, until we’re ready to! Aka after Rob declares his love because he saw my Hot Pocket Tent at the Breaking Dawn premiere)
A wise (and very successful) blogger once told us, if you’re not pissing off 1/2 of your audience much of the time, then you’re not a good blogger!
Hoping to piss you off at least 2 weeks out of the month,
UC & Moon
Hop over to LTT if you’re not an every-day reader to check out our exciting news!!
Source for the pics: I have NO idea- they were in the comments yesterday and aren’t recent from Robsessed! Hmmmm…. they are from God. Clearly.