Monday, December 13, 2010

What is Real Life?

I noticed that we use the term Real Life (RL) in the fandom a lot and it got me to wondering what is RL? I think for most people in the beginning or people in the Twi-addiction closet was/is a big distinction between RL and Twi-Life. For me the two have now merged into one. My twi-life is now RL. I'm not sure when everything merged together but it has.

This was my desk at work Oct 2009 - I don't think I was ever in the closet on how Twi/Rob obsessed I was. It is hard for me to keep a secret of something that I am really excited about.

Today I reflected on how my life has been impacted this year Twilight.

1. I went to the Twilight Convention in Seattle in January. Got to meet Peter Facinelli, Chaske Spencer (Sam), Alex Meraz (Paul), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), Kiowa Gordon (Embry), Daniel Cudmore (Felix), Charlie Bewley (Demetri)

My friend Patty and I at the Seattle Twilight Convention.
 2. I saw 100 Monkeys in January and July.
Jackson looking very HOT!!!
3. I got to meet Jackson Rathbone in June.
Me being silly fangirl!
4. I got to meet Peter Facinelli again in June.

This picture is when I met him in January! I didn't get a picture of him and I in June.

5. I participated in the Fandom Gives Back and donated an autograph hat that Peter signed. It went for $50. I also bought one-shots of Master of the Universe, University of Edward Masen (story has been pulled), and Summer of Salt.

6. I got to spend amazing weekend in Forks with my fellow Twitard sisters in end of September/beginning of October
My friend Lesa and I!
7. I went down to California last weekend with my friend Lesa to my dear friend @Charlahicks' house to spend time with fellow Twitard sisters @amandamelby and Jaymes805,  and @renabug1 for the Eclipse DVD release. For a great account of the weekend check out what Charla wrote about it here.  
At Target Picking up the Movie

All the Girl's at Charla's

8. I have made some dear friends through Twitter.
9. As a fic H00r, I have read some amazing fanfiction stories. I am getting a little more picky on what I actually put in my favorites now. The story has to really own me now for me to actually put it in my favs. One day I will go through my fav list and update it to reflect what I truly love. I have read over 150 fic stories.

10. I wrote my first fanfiction story - The Night of Many Pants!

I am sure there are other things that I could list but I think that is a great top 10 list for 2010. I am really happy where I am in my life and that my Twi-Life and Real Life have become one! I am looking forward to experiencing many great things that 2011 will bring!


  1. I love you BB, BIG time!

    I'm with you, I don't have much of a distinction between Twi- Life and RL because you (and my other Twitard Sisters) ARE a part of my RL!

    You know how much of I fan I am of your story (especially when I get to hear it being told ) ! Thank you for sharing that experience with us!!! MWAH BB!

    Love you long time!

  2. Awww! I am also one who has never been in the love for it has been out since 2005 and even though a lot of RL peeps dont know the extent, they do know that I'm a wee bit obsessed.

    Luv you lady!!! I miss your smiling face :)

  3. I love this post! We had so much fun on the 4th... I miss you all so much!

    Twilight has changed my RL as well. Like the rest of you, my Twi-life is my real life. Friends that I'd never spoken to in real life before FOOOOORKS are now regular confidants and I love that! I'm so thankful for all of this and all of you!

    I love you, miss Twi_Lin...