Let me preface this whole thing by nipping any speculation in the bud and stating for the record that the Twilight Widower is not my husband, nor is he JJ's s/o. I've never had the pleasure of meeting TW or his Twilight-lovin' Mrs., but maybe someday if I'm in the 'Couve I can set up a play-date for the men-folk and Mrs. Widower and I can go set-stalking or something.
A brief history of Twilight Widower/Twilight Widowers Anonymous:
TW burst onto the Twi-scene in late April, making his feeling on his wife's much-adored, completely dog-eared copy of Twilight apparent:
Twitarded saying he liked JJ's post on Mini-E vs. Soundwave - and he gave us a shout-out in the form of his My Lame Obsession Could Totally Beat Up Your Lame Obsession post. And it was absolutely hysterical, so naturally we blogged about it. And then things went completely fucking bonkers. I've never seen anything like it! In less than 24 hours, he was a bona-fide Twibloggy celebrity and his followers list read like a Who's-Who of Twilight bloggers (I am happy to confess that yours truly was the first).
Twilight Widower struck a chord in the key of Twitard (and the men and women who love us) everywhere! His droll, tongue-in-cheek humor had us all rolling at how ridiculous our obsession is - and made us feel for the neglected s/o's in our lives. I think TwiCrack may have burst into tears after reading Typical day in the Life of Twilight Widower, proclaiming what a shiteous Twi-wife she was - and I was sobbing - mostly from laughter - right there with her... I even got Mr. Snarky to read it, and much head-nodding in agreement ensued.
Despite the Twials and Twibulations of being a TwiWidow, he managed to maintain a sense of humor...
Nothing better than a cheap date that ends with a slightly tipsy and possibly horny wife, right?
I even forgave him (eventually) when he completely and irrevocably ruined my favorite screen-saver pic from the V Man outtakes -
But alas, the star that burns brightest burns fastest... Like everyone else, I wanted more TW and I watched my blogroll anxiously, waiting for an update. And waited... and waited... and waited... and... nothing. Eventually, his blog languished unchallenged for its place at the very bottom of the list, taunting me each and every mother humpin' day with this charming pic of Zombie Robward (truth be told I took down the thumbnail pics on the blogroll just so I didn't have to look at it anymore).
After a while I couldn't take the bloggy silence (or that pic!) anymore, so I emailed TW and demanded an explanation for his absence [OK, in reality I sent him a nice email asking if everything was ok and telling him he was missed and I was fielding queries as to his whereabouts from the Twidom and when was he gonna post something again for fuck's sake?!].
Sadly, he told me that he and his blog are on an indefinite hiatus...
Given that his city has recently been over-run with the Twilight cast now that Eclipse has begun filming, it is entirely possible that we may hear from him again at some point. But I don't want to give anyone false hope, as he gave me permission to pass along the word that we shouldn't count on him entertaining us with his delightfully dry humor and tales of his abject fortune any time soon.
We will miss you, TW! Please come back soon! And please tell the Mrs. that Robward is so close that she can probably feel the tingle of his pheromones... You know that weird feeling she's been having lately? The one that makes the hair at the nape of her neck tingle (among other things!)? Yup, that's him! Don't try to fight it, Mrs. TW! He's calling you and you-know-what's only going to be around to satisfy your vampy needs for another couple of weeks--then what are you gonna do?! Re-read Twilight and hit the Twi-blogs, that's what... You know you want to...one of us...one of us...).
For the record, TW, I'm looking forward to you being at the top of my blogroll again one day soon and mocking us in the way that only you can, but until then... So long, farewell, auf weidersehen good-bye...