Thursday, March 29, 2012

I Haz a Warm Fuzzy in Ma Belly

Before STY posted "Where Did All the Comments Go?" the other night, I was really struggling to come up with clever, funny shit to say. I was completely down in the dumps and I had no idea why. And then I realized it was because of the slow decline of comments over the past several months. I was convinced Twitter was stealing our mojo -- we were all becoming so completely accustomed to reading 140 characters or less, that the blog would become obsolete. Oh the horror!

I love Twitter but that little blue bird better back the fuck off.

Remember when MTV came on the air in the 1981? Back when they actually played music videos? For most of you, probably not. I had just turned 11 and I thought it was magical. The first song played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star"... Seriously, I was about ready to write my own anthem... "Twitter Killed the Twitarded Blog".

But I digress.

Now that I see that you all haven't gone anywhere and you are still here and you are still reading and you just don't have the time to comment, it really gave me such a warm fuzzy feeling in my belly that I haven't had in quite a while. You'd be surprised how motivating comments can be. It makes us strive to be better, to write funny shit (although I seem to be failing tonight), and to tell you stories. Whether it be Twilight-related or poop-related, we want to share (for better or for worse!). I write for a baseball blog that doesn't get any comments save for the co-writers and frankly, it depresses the shit out of me.

Funny, this is exactly what I pictured warm fuzzies to look like. I haz some.

My warm fuzzies were almost the cause of a serious case of stalking another Twilight fan this afternoon on my way home from work. This isn't the first time I've seen this particular fellow commuter...

I was behind a car with several Twilight-related stickers on the back -- "Dazzled", "Be Safe" (of course), and "La Tua Cantante". It made me smile. And then it made me wonder. Was this a reader of Twitarded? Is this you? Do you drive a gray Ford Taurus with aforementioned stickers? I was thisclose to hopping out of my car at the stop sign and banging on your window. But I thought that might be weird. Or scary. And I know there are lots of Mainers who carry weapons in the car. And we normally shoot first, and ask questions later, ifyouknowwhatImean. I didn't really need my face shot off today.

So I've decided to be prepared the next time. When I approach a strange car with evidence of a Twilight fan on board, I shall approach slowly while holding the following sign in my outstretched hands. Hopefully it will be seen as a sign of peace, love and Edward Cullen.


Has this happened to you too? Did you act on your impulse to track that person down and declare them your new best friend? Have you ever sidled up to someone at the Twilighty shelf in Target and mumbled "Twitarded" under your breath just to see if you get a flash of recognition? If you need to borrow my sign, go ahead. Or we could make buttons!!

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  1. I have yet to find someone local that is "twitarded" and I even gone as far to wear my 2010 t-shirt to the grocery store. No hits yet. You would think a town as big as Orlando there would be one somewhere.

    Most people I meet that are into twilight aren't really up on this website. I have shared it with two friends but I dont think they read it often (such a shame they are missing alot!)

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  2. I don't comment a lot, but this is the last blog I read before going to bed, because I know it will be the best!!! Please don't go any where.

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    1. When I first discovered Twitarded (before I joined the team), I would stay up late just to read the blog before I went to bed! Or first thing in the morning depending on if STY was posting because she's usually very late!!

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  3. Comments really are lifeblood. I know that every time I'm here, I read every comment to sniff out what's going on in the greater mind-hive. It's fun.

    I like hanging out with like-minded whackos. Yet, I don't often comment. Perhaps I should rethink my commitment to sparkle motion. I like to support the work of good people--therefore, I hereby agree to say more! So mote that be.

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  4. When I see people with Twi-stuff about them, I admit, I fangirl. Like totally. The way I squee would make you think the Pretty was just around the corner. I like finding like minded freaks, I mean people. It embarrasses the hell out of my DH, but I'm like whatever. He can yell out "Boomer" anytime he sees as damn Sooner, I can go all SQUUEEEEOMGFREAKINAJMFHFOMGOMGOMG YOU LOVE TWI TOOOOO?!!!! anytime I want!

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  5. I agree with you that comments provide happiness. Anytime I write a blog post (which isn't often lately) and not a lot of comments roll in, I get the sads. BUT I know we all love each other, life just gets busy. Like that time I emailed you and it took you 4 months to write back. :)

    Love you h00rs!

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    1. You are never, ever going to let us forget that, will you?

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    2. I think it's you're turn to email me.

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    3. It probably is but I'm really busy so I'll get to it in a few months. :)

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  6. New member here. When I stumbled upon you guys my husband said I found my new home. Keep it coming! New name yet? Twitarded will be hard to beat :)

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    1. Welcome new member! Glad you found us....

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  7. I have a few of the twitarded buttons kicking around. I used to carry a bag in to all my Client visits. I had the pin on there just in case I ran into a twilight fan. Alas, no one ever recognized it.

    I have a Client right now that has a copy of all the books on her shelf. I haven't said anything to her, but mainly that's because we're discussing pest management (beg bugs and rodents and cockroaches oh my!) or what her child welfare worker has asked her to do. So yeah, not sure I'm interested in connecting with her over Twilight.

    Anywho, now that I'm almost done work for a bit, I'll be taking that button and putting it on the bag I plan on using for a diaper bag. See if I can't find a twitarded mum at the local play centre :P

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  8. Most of my people wont even Twitter, let alone read a blog...Mmmm? I'm also quite alone in my Twitardedness. Now I'm depressed. Don't take the blog away, apparently you twats are all I have!!

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    1. Don't you worry lady. We're not going anywhere. You'll never have to be alone again!! I feel like a "muhwawawawa" should follow that last sentence...

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  9. THAT WAS ME!!! Hi, LKW, next time, PLEASE beep, honk, or scream out the window-no weapons, cross-my-heart, just another obsessed whoor who was saved by the Twitarded gals from imminent insanity when I first found myself sucked into the Twilight world heart-first! I needed another someone to tell me I wasn't alone in my craziness, that there were others wondering what the hell had happened to their brains & how, at their certain age,they could be so obsessed with a YA book series, movies &,natch,the hottest boy on the planet evah...you know what I mean...& then I found you! You should see my silouhette of Edward's profile (decal nabbed on ebay-my fam hates it, but WTF, it's MY car, damn it!) on my steering wheel-so maybe I don't drive drunk but I def drive dazzled! Wow! I can't believe we were that close to meeting...I live in Portland, were you heading up home? We should totally meet, we could see Bel Ami (unf! sorry, visual digression...) or just grab a drinkie poo & babble about your dogs & my sons (same issues. promise. well, they don't usually eat bad stuff, tho-the sons, I mean, lol) and, well, Twilight/Rob/Fanfic...I wanted to join you in Forks soooo bad! I really need to find another Twitard nearby-lots of my fam/friends know I "love" Twilight - obviously, they have no idea....

    Please don't ever give up on this blog, I visit every night-tho sometimes too tired to comment, I iz heah!

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    1. Wow! As I was reading I was thinking, 'no way is that going to be another Twitarded reader, what are the chances?' Twitarded is taking over Portland ME (which, admittedly, I didn't know existed before yall).

      I've never stumbled upon another Twitard by chance, although I am lucky enough to live near several really awesome ones - *waves to Lani, Lori, and Di*.

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    2. HFS it's a Twitarded flove connection!!! I am with @My After Car - what are the chances that the Twilighty driver in question would be a Twitarded blog reader?! YAY! I can't WAIT for LKW to see this in the morning!

      Oh and PLEASE be careful out there now - LKW is going to drive off the road next time she sees your car out there! Be safe everyone! xoxo

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    3. I will! Don't want to end up in her freezer-I know she's armed and knows how to use 'em! lol

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    4. I'm in Portland too....we should def do a meet up/drink night...we have a large gathering at Thatches usually on Sat nights (non Twi related) but a good time. LKW is also my cuz..I have yet to see your vechicle out and about. Will be looking for it..and yes I agree, to few Twitards around. Ps Twitarded is the bestest..

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    5. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!! That is awesome! Seriously, what are the chances of that!

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    6. So I typed out this long response first thing this morning and fucking blogger fucking ate it. It started out something like ZOMGJMFHFWTF!!!! The next time I'm behind you Robbie, I'm totally going to honk and wave my fool head off. (I drive a dark silver/gray Honda CR-V.) And yes, I'm on my way home (I live in Gray)... I like to cut up Ledgewood to avoid that clusterfuck that Washington Ave turns into at 5pm. I agree with Double_Dippin, totally should have a Twitardy meet up sometime soon! Do you work and live in Portland? Squeeeeeee!

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    7. Sorry blogger ate your response..and NO WAY, DD, you r here too?? Holy shit, I'm not alone! We used to have a camp in Raymond, always went up thru Gray...Yes, I live just around the corner from Ledgewood on Allen Ave & I cut thru there for the exact same reason! I wondered where you spotted me. I work pt in SP, was heading home also.

      When I first started reading your post, I thought wow, someone has the same...holy fuck, that was ME! Then, I started worrying-what was I doing when she saw me? Exhibiting my lamentable lack of courteousness while driving (can you say "road rage"? It's safer for all if I avoid Wash.Ave.!) Singing at the top of my lungs to my BD1 soundtrack? (I can't really sing...) Or running my fingers over that decal on my steering wheel...(yeah, no, I never do that...) I hope I looked normal-well, as normal as a Twitarded hoor can be...

      Anyway, I'm still squeeeeeeing-wish I could tell someone who would appreciate the enormity of my delight in being recognized by you-hey, I just told you all! I know we haven't met, and I'm really not "stalkerish" (unless Rob is involved, natch), but I do feel like we're all friends! I'm on Twitter, @RobbieElise, but don't have a smartphone so only use my laptop to Tweet (I giggle every time I say that-my name is Robyn, see, so, when I "tweet"? no? sorry, stupid joke...lol
      anyway, Robbie is my nickname). I'm on Facebook too, is it cool to give my real name and stuff here? Let me know where & when...soooooo excited!

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  10. P.S. I totally knew only another fan would "get" those stickers...my attempt to disguise my obsession while indulging my need to flaunt it at the same time...I also wear a "Bella" bracelet, & a replica of the green hat she had on IN THE TENT scene-yeah, not too obsessed-& I just got the hair comb from the wedding, & I wear that too, but no one I know has a clue..am I too deep in my obsession even for you guyS? Please say no....

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    1. I have the crimson eclipse and blue twilight rings and a little Chinese calligraphy tattoo on my wrist (it's translates to twilight). But these look "normal". So I can have them and no one thinks I'm insane. Unless they see my lunch box. It's got Edward on it (but a girls gotta eat!).

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    2. I've got a Cullen Crest jewelry type thing that I attach to my purse. No one has ever commented on it :(

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  11. @Robbie I think as long as you aren't the woman who had the Twilight wedding and changed her last name to Cullen, you are probably not to obsessed for this group;) and maybe even then?

    Was anyone else super pissed about that bs preview for BD2? I squealed at Hunger Games when I saw the Summit Logo come up and squeezed my S/O's leg (oh yeah, he was really excited about the preview... he denies his interest, but he always stops to watch the movies if I'm playing them on the laptop;)... and then... it was just so disappointing. Not going to lie - I'll probably end up reading BD again here soon - or at least skimming around for my favorite parts.

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    1. I just read about that wedding yesterday. I'm SO writing about it soon!! And yes, fucking pissed about that sorry excuse for a preview. Such bullshit. Fuckers.

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    2. Ummm... I liked the preview. Loved seeing her in the forest and it didn't give too much away.

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  12. *too - I HATE that typo! sorry!!

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  13. Bahha, LKW, you kill me. I do that, wonder if they read Twitarded...What I find even funnier, is when someone comments on my Twilight keychain. Typically they ask if I know another movie is coming out, or if I have read the books too. I'm always THIS close to saying "Are you fucking kidding me? I have a Twilight blog, I have met most of the cast, I have seen the movies 10 thousand effing times, I knew another movie was coming out before you did & again, are you fucking kidding me." But I hold back...at least most of it....ok sometimes I just skip the f bombs.

    xo J

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    1. I read your blog, too, bb, so congrats!!! I have 2 boys, worth missing the wine, promise, and if you nurse them, they actually RECOMMEND (not even kidding) a glass to help you relax so the milk will "come down" (like it isn't already? Is this TMI?) You are adorable preggers, BTW.

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    2. I totally have to stifle a laugh when people tell me that BD2 is coming out in November when they find out I'm a fan. No, really? I had no idea. Fucking idiots.

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  14. @LaurenD...typos happen, no worries, just thanks for not kicking me out yet! Yeah, BD2 trailer was too short...Scummit is a cockblockin' tease! I just started reading the Saga again (for the billionth time) just finished the Port Angeles scene...wish they had put his little almost-grin in the movie (you know, when she asks about "Joe"? love that! book was so funny-movie, not so much)...waiting to read the Meadow scene til I've got time to enjoy...my fave part of BD is when she wakes up a vamp and remembers the important thing she had to say to Edward...I cry every time!

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  15. I actually had someone come up to me at my daughters soccer game 2 years ago. She professed her love for Twilight and told me about this blog. All because I had Bella's Lulaby as the ringtone on my cell phone. Since then I'm not shy when it comes to approaching fellow twi-hards. And I never fail to tell them about Twitarded!

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  16. I can't find anyone up here in Maine. My mom loves Twilight too, but her love for Twilight and my all consuming passion for Robward goes beyond her comfort zone. Lol. Plus she once said she thought Taylor Lautner was cuter than Rob. That shit was just uncalled for! Sadly I have yet to find my obsessed Twi-pal... Well, except for you guys of course. I luv you girls. Your my brand of heroine. :)

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    1. Your mother may need glasses. Just saying! LOL

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    2. Ugh, my mother said the same to me. She doesn't get the Twi thing, but she appreciates a hot guy. Keep working on her, I got mine to see the light after she saw Rob on Graham Norton a while back. Mwahahaha!

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    3. My mom is Team Jacob too. She is dead to me.

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    4. Kerri and Robbie - there are more of up here than you think! I live up in the Bangor area and have had the pleasure of lunch and drinks with both Latchkey and Double_Dippin and they are a hoot!
      I haven't Twi attacked anyone in public but I o attempt to bring it up in conversation when I meet new peeps to see where they stand!

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  17. Yes, we need buttons! This blog is the first thing I read every day. I can't comment from work and I don't even have a smart phone. Just know we love you all and really appreciate the time you spend on this blog. It is a wonderful family!

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  18. I live in Scotland and i don't think there are many of us Twitards here :(, maybe i need a button so a fellow twitard can recognise me ;) Team Edward!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. I was so busy watching Downton Abbey and then I discovered The Tudors...but I'm back reading again! Love ya shit!

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  20. Now I haz a warm fuzzy too. I hope Robbie doesn't end up in the freezer. Then we'll have fewer commenters.

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    1. Comments need a 'like' button. Just saying.

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    2. The site does get boring sometimes too. Just saying.

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    3. I'm not sure why you would feel compelled to reply to a comment where someone is saying they are having a feel-good moment by opining that we are boring, but feel free to go elsewhere if you don't like what you read here. It's a big internet. Or leave the URL of your scintillating blog so people have an alternative on the days when we haven't earned the huge salaries we are paid for our efforts here.

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    4. Oh yes Anon... I'm sure you're never boring.

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    5. You bitches get offended when people state the truth...Your practically begging for comments and when ppl do comment y'all get your panties in a bunch.

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    6. Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling
      by The Oatmeal

      http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

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    7. Pfft, only ten? Oh, and BURN!

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  21. I wonder if you'd get more comments if you changed the blog theme so that there's a comment box easily available after every post--meaning folks who are viewing right from the front page have an easy opportunity to enter a comment, not just people who bother to click on "## comments" or bother to click through to the individual post. If your problem really is "busy people" then reducing the click-throughs might make a huge difference.

    Another suggestion: choose a different Blogger theme, both because this one is more fugly than PFac's hair in Breaking Dawn 1 (sorry ladies, just keepin' it real) and more relevant to this post, some blog themes will show the comment count at the very top of the post under the title. This might be especially relevant given your move away from Twilight-heavy posts; if a Twihard shows up and sees a huge comment count on an otherwise-not-interesting-to-them post, they might actually bother to read it and jump into the convo. Happy to help you find one, ladies. HAPPY to. Because your blog is so hideously ugly that I had to put it in an RSS reader so I wouldn't have to look at the fugly interface every day.

    Also, why does this blog not have Facebook Comments for Blogger!? Everyone and their mother, shit probably even the Cullens, have Facebook accounts. This would do two things for your blog: make it way easy for people to give non-Anonymous comments (says the girl who's commenting Anonymously) AND the fact that they'd commented would show up on their Facebook Timelines for everyone else to see. And that means you might get more visibility through social media and hence more blog traffic.

    While we are on this shiz re: referral traffic, Facebook Like and Tweet buttons at the top of the post would be nice too. Yes, I am completely aware that you have a share panel at the bottom of the posts. But again, you are working with a short attention span audience, many of whom are technologically challenged. Name three twatwaffles you know who would a) read the whole blog post, b) pause before commenting to notice that there's a share bar, c) bother to figure out what part of the share bar corresponds to their favorite social network, and d) share the shit. This would be better: "Oh look, here I am at Twitarded and this blog post is already kicking ass and I'm only three sentences into it. Before I even scroll down, I'ma click this Facebook Like button so Vampires, Werewolves, and Everybody know that I like it and will come and read it too. Now I will read the rest of the post and when I get to the bottom I will leave a sassy comment."

    Just some thoughts from a nerd who does academic research on social media and commenting practices. My suggestions are actually rooted in usability studies of blog users--the interface really matters.

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    1. Appreciate the feedback! We'll look into some of the suggestions you make and see what might make sense to change/update.

      Please don't be the same "Anon" as above lol...

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    2. This is great info to check out!! Thanks!

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    3. This is great info, I agree. I did look into Facebook comments for Blogger but if you set that up, it appears that you have to disable Blogger comments and not everyone has a Facebook account so I'm hesitant....

      I love social media!

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    4. I do not have a short attention span as evidenced by my singularly intent focus on Twilight/Rob for almost 3 years now...I think my attention span is phenomenal.

      And FYI, a lot of us visit the blog on a need-to-know basis-we appreciate the tight security maintained by our professional bloggesses in our sometimes futile attempts to keep other household members from learning the extent of our Twitardedness (in the interest of remaining "at-large" as opposed to "confined against our will" by concerned family members who might feel that they should stage an intervention...or something like that).

      so there....

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    5. Um, I like the theme. Simple and easy to read for my monitor-weary eyes. Don't change it!

      And hey, friend, every Internet user has a short attention span these days. You research this sh*t, so surely you know that!

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    6. There are pleeeeeeeenty of blog themes that are easy on the monitor-weary eyes and less fugly than this. Seriously.

      Re: Facebook comments, there is absolutely a way to enable them without disabling the Blogger comments. Google the phrase "Facebook comments for blogger without disabling Blogger comments." I agree with others that I wouldn't want to be FORCED to use Facebook comments. Some of us do prefer to be anonymous twitards.

      As for "every Internet user has a short attention span these days," that is not what the research suggests. It suggests that some users can and do give sustained attention to SOME parts of the internet, and that many users vacillate between this sustained attention and more cursory attention. There are interface changes you can make that encourage the reader to stay longer and pay more attention, just as there are interface changes you can make to cater to those with short attention spans. A great blog with a large readership would ideally cater to both groups and everyone in between.

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  22. LKW...over the last few years I've hoped and prayed I would cross paths with you someday. We've emailed back and forth but never met in person. It's not enough. We need to form a Maine Twitarded support group.
    I'll meet you and Robbie for a drink and fangirling sometime! If you see a Volvo wagon with the sticker "I love zombies" that's me!

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    1. Yall need to its saved us southern girls we are the #TITS, twitards in the south!

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    2. Well that settles it. I'm putting together a Twitards in Maine gathering within the next couple of weeks!!

      I love zombies too.

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    3. Where in Maine r you, MR?

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    4. I'm also in Portland-North Deering...so, I'll beep like crazy if I see your zombie sticker, and you beep like crazy if you see my stickers, and we'll both pull over, yell "Twidarded Forever" while dancing zombie-like in the street, and get arrested (which JJ would LOVE) so we can bond in detention....wait!! even better ...
      let's wait for LKW's big pah-tay, 'kay? I have a mini-human (not as mini as TK's) living in my house so don't get out too much-this is gonna be like Forks, only, not. Squeeeeeeeee!

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    5. Robbie...I am in North Deering too! Let's make it happen LKW!

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  23. Bwhahaha Love it! That is just so priceless, what are the odds that she turned out to be a Twitarded reader as well.

    I Just about did the same thing myself. I was driving in traffic down town Victoria and was behind another car with twilight stickers all over it. Wanted to wave and flash my Cullen crest air freshener at her something to say hi, but didn't know if she would see it or not. Being Canadian I wasn’t worried that she would be packing, but we are a nasty lot sometimes and I didn’t want her flipping me the bird back if ya know what I mean. So I just meekly drove by, but I kept thinking we need a Twitarded hand signal. I don't know something we could flash to say yah that’s right... Twitarded Baby.

    I did proudly flash my Twitarded love when I met @Moma_Cougar for the first time. When she took the Twilight cruise up the coast of BC to Alaska, we met up for dinner when the ship docked in Victoria for the evening. I stood were everyone was disembarking from ship proudly holding a blown up printout of the Twitarded banner for her to recognise me by. This was a few years ago, although not too many recognized the logo but there were some giggles and questions, so of course I pimped the blog.

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    1. I so wish I had a picture of you standing there with the sign!! That would have been awesome!

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  24. I'm going to write more later because work is being a whore today and we're trying to close the office early because the POTUS is in town today and he's fucking up the traffic and ZOMG I can't BELIEVE IT WAS A TWITARD IN THAT CAR! More to come...

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  25. Ha! Yes I have seen other cars with stickers on them in parking lots and always remind myself that I should make up like a business card or something advertising my blog and leave it on their windshield. It's got to be better thing to find on your windshield than a parking ticket right?

    But it is fun to point them out to hubby and say, "See they are sporting a Twilight bumper sticker! Why can't I have one?"

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  26. @myaftercar we love you too! Having the fellow Twitards close makes life better!

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  27. Anyone in Wisconsin? We moved here 2 years ago and I can't find anyone that loves twilight as much as I do. But I did see a car in my apartment complex that had the same bumper sticker as me "I drive like a Cullen".

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  28. I love you guys and just don't comment enough. I will say (and I'm a total techtard) that it's sometimes hard to leave a comment. It makes me sign on to my google account twice..... Again probably just me. I love the blog. I love there are crazy peeps my age that got together because of a shared love and just expand beyond that. Sorry that you're disappointed about lack of comments and I'll try and do more, even if it's to say 'hi'.
    So, I'm going to share....
    I'm writing this after just having my first 'eye migrane'. Do you know what that shizz is? I had to google it after freaking out cuz I was sure I was dying! Fucking lack of estrogen! Yet another reason I miss my ovaries. Ladies, I know you hate your ovaries every month but let me tell you, when they're yanked out, your body misses that estrogen like a junkie misses crack! Estrogen, it's like my own brand of heroin now...

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  29. *Peeks around nervously* Hi, my name is Heather, and i am a creepy, silent, blog stalker (or as i prefer, ninja..) I have been reading your blog for years. i have laughed with you, lusted with you, cried with you, praised the Heavens for you when i discovered things like Wide Awake and Inked Armor on your blog, grumbled and bitched about my job preventing me from meeting you fucktastic ladies in Forks, told people about you at the mere mention of sparkles...

    Yes, i have been there through it all, and... this is the first time i have ever commented. *Runs for cover* Why, you ask? Well, a combination of things really. Maybe it's because i idolize you snarky geniuses and it seems like i am in the Garth "I'm not worthy!!" stage? Maybe it's because i'm the busiest 24 year old in existence? Maybe it's just because i'm a lazy bastard.

    Whatever the reason, it is unaccaptable that i have not yet publicly pledged my allegiance to you ladies and your awesomeness. That i have yet to thank you for the countless times you have cheered me up or made me spit wine all over my computer, or gave me something *cough cough* delicious to read. For all of these things and more, i salute you Twitarded twatwaffles. Know that we all love you guys, even us silent bitches. <3

    -Heather, Big Rapids, MI

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    1. Haaaai, Heather!! Thank you for coming out of Ninjaville and commenting (though we do love the ninjas regardless).

      Please don't ever feel like you're Garth. If there is one thing I've learned in Twitardedland, it's that we are all amazing people and despite our immense differences, can get along amazingly. Seriously, I've been a cynic of the human race since I could form thoughts but this community has changed my tune. It really wasn't us, it was all of you.

      So, mwah! Hope to hear from you (and everyone else who has ventured out of their hidey-holes) very soon.

      :)

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    2. Holy fucking cunt-roaster, I used the word "amazing" too many times in the comment. {{holds head in chagrin and takes a sip of wine}}

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    3. Hi, Heather! Never feel like you're not worthy. I'll let you in on a little secret--JJ is not that cool. Let's just keep that between you & me though.

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  30. I have a Twitarded mug at work. So far nobody has made the connection. I don't have anyone in real life to squee with. My SIL got me to read the books and we did talk fanfic a few times, I don't think she reads a lot and if she does, she doesn't want to talk about it. And she's my favorite SIL too. Besides that I just lurk here and on twitter to see what's up with like minded ladies.

    For some reason my iPad is making commenting difficult so forgive my errors. If I have to start over I think I would give up instead.

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  31. I'm not bragging here - just stating the facts...I have framed photos of shirtless Jacob from New Moon and Edward Cullen from the 1st Twilight movie, along with the shirtless Jacob doll on my bookshelf (which was atop by 43rd BD cake!!). Where can I get a button????

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  32. What's up with all the Twitards in Maine? Did LKW put something in the water? :)

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  33. okay here goes ... I'm a blog ninja also and I love EVERYONE in this crazy twiverse.You have changed my life (thats normal , right?) I am a different woman than i was 3 years ago and I want to let LKW, JJ,STY, know how much I appreciate the hard work they put into this community.TK you too :)and add twired jen to the list also! I look for fellow twih00rs everywhere I go but so far nothing. I will not give up though! Thanks again ladies chris detroit mi

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  34. I totes love you guys! You are one of my favie blogs!

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  35. About six months ago, I was driving home from work and found myself behind Edward's exact car from Twilight - the silver Volvo. Didn't even wait for a red light to whip out my cell and snap a pic and send it to MY AFTER CAR. Now I see that car often, the owner lives quite close to me and I even see it in the supermarket parking lot. One day I will approach the owner (sadly, not Edward) and ask (her) if she is "Twitarded". I get all sentimental when I see that car!

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  36. ok this is my 5th time trying to comment so lets see how it goes. Im a long time reader and used to comment occasionally years ago but you know how it is i got busy, though i still read every time its updated :) Im from Perth, Australia and it seems Twilight fans are few and far between, let alone finding a twitard. I too have had those experiences where dickheads like to tell me there's a new movie coming out, to which i usually reply to by reciting the script of all the movies. Luckily November this year my friend and 1 are traveling to Seattle, Port Angeles and Forks around the same time BD2 comes out so i reckon there'll be a few twifans around then right?

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    1. Absolutely you should find some like-minded people in the area at that time - plus it's a beautiful part of the country, so you will have a blast!

      I know we have a couple of readers in Australia, but not sure where and it's not a small place... Maybe you could connect on Twitter???

      And that sucks with your comments being eaten by Blogger - I had that happen half a dozen times the other day! I usually forget, but it can't hurt to copy your text before you attempt to comment (highlight and Control + C - then Control V to insert) - then at least you don't have to start from scratch! : )

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  37. I love that she was a Twitard! Smart woman :)

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  38. I am in Scarborough. I'll join your little shin dig!!! Not too late because I am old and go to bed early. I drive a red surburban with no stickers but it sticks out pretty good so I will beep if I see your cars and try not to run you over and hope no one gives me the finger because I am driving an urban assault vehicle and beeping at the same time.

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  39. I keep Twilight under wraps and build up slowly "Read any good books lately?" Then lead them into "So you ever read Twilight?" Just a little further "Team Edward or Team Jacob?" Further still "Have you heard of Fanfiction?" Then I go in for the kill... "I love Twilight! I blog about Twilight! I've seen RPattz in person! I write Fanfiction!" Etc, etc, etc.

    I don't think they know what hit them by the time I'm done. Poor defensless Twilovers...

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  40. I'm here! I'm here!

    When I don't get many comments on my blog I haz a sad. Even if the view count is reasonable, I still haz a sad.

    The only person around here I see with a twilight bumper sticker is SparklyJul. And I bought it for her in Forks... so I guess that doesn't count :-)

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