Sunday, March 20, 2011

Chilean Kisses, BDSM Fanfic, & Adorkableness

This past Friday night like most of you, I watched the live stream of MTV First: Robert Pattinson.

They played a clip from MTV's Twilight Tuesdays. This clip was prior to my immersion into the fandom so I hadn't seen it. I totally cracked up at Rob and Kristen's exchange in dialogue. I totally get his humor and I thought his response as "the kiss" being a Chilean kiss was sooooo funny! I was laughing so hard.

Q: "What's it like kissing the most gorgeous man alive, Robert Pattinson?" - Ceejay

K:His teeth are pretty sharp. It's great. I like it. It's cool.

MTV: People are also debating whether Edward and Bella will French kiss.

R: It's more of a Chilean kiss.

K: What's that?

R: That just wasn't funny. Whenever we kiss, I just try to kill her all the time.

K: And I love that. She's a total sadomasochist, if you think about it.

R: And I'm just gay.

K: Or impotent.

I also found a bit of humor in Kristen's response that Bella is a "total sadomascochist" since I have read so many BDSM fanfiction stories. I have to admit that when I first read the Twilight Saga my mind didn't really go to wow these character's would make great D/s characters in fanfiction stories (especially since I didn't know about fanfiction at the time). I can understand how the amazing fanfiction writers used some of Bella and Edward's character traits to write amazing BDSM stories.

My current favorite in progress BDSM story is called Between Pleasure and Pain by sadtomato. Author's Description: Bella's been keeping her kinky fantasies a secret from her husband, Edward. When he finds out about her dark desires, he turns to Carlisle for guidance. Will Carlisle's mentoring help bring E&B closer or drive them apart? BxExC, AH, BDSM, Rated M.

I love that so far it feels pretty real to me the way that Bella feels about exploring her submissive side and her kink. The process of Bella and Edward learning how to separate their D/s relationship from their husband and wife relationship is interesting to read about too. It is really well written and I can so feel the emotions the characters are going through while I am reading. If this kind of story appeals to you then you will not be disappointed with Between Pleasure and Pain.

I know most everyone that loves kinky stories has read Tara Sue Me's The Submissive, The Dominant, and The Training. This trilogy is what introduced me to the world of BDSM fiction. I remember when I first read The Submissive. I was intrigued by someone being willing give up control of their body to someone else and being able to trust them so much that they will not really hurt them but give them what they need and want emotionally and physically.

Another story that I love is Master of the Universe by Snowqueens Icedragon and I know I am not alone in this love. I have to admit I was a bit obsessed with the Edward character of this story. When I would go to Seattle I would think about him. My daughter would make fun of me and tell me, "You know he is not real." I do know that but I would love to give him a hug. He is so wounded that hugs can make it better for a moment. I love the Bella in this story too. She is very strong and independent. She is good for him.

I went to Escala to see if Fifty was home but they wouldn't let me in.

The story has been pulled but I am excited that it's going to be published. It will be called Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. I like that Edward character's name will be Christian Grey. I don't know why but I feel that is a perfect name for him. I can't wait to read it again in the new format and see what kind of changes are there. I do hope she leaves Echo Charlie's name as Echo Charlie and doesn't change it to Charlie Golf. I know I am a bit strange. We will have to wait until May 26th to see.

When I started writing this post I didn't plan of doing a mini BDSM story review. I wanted share the adorkableness of Rob. Is that why we love him so much? He is so incredibly handsome, smart, funny and of course adorkable.

And now for some handsome eye candy:

For even more adorkable Rob - check out Robert Pattinson Life Post: The funniest and cutest Gifs from Rob's MTV Interview

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vampires, Wolves, Swans, Monkeys, and Canadian Peen

Recently my friend @tipsy_daisy and I headed up to Vancouver, BC to hopefully see some sparkly vampires, maybe some wolves or swans, and definitely some monkeys.
Vancouver is a beautiful city!
 We had quite the adventure. We left on Thursday night after work and had an uneventful drive up. @tipsy_daisy and I got a little silly once we got to Vancouver after a 3 hour drive. There are lots of blinky traffic lights and it was a bit stinky when we drove by an industrial area and a skunk. So she said that so far Canada was stinky and blinky.

We roomed with @red_bella and stayed up until 2:00 am talking and catching up. Our room had a king size bed and a couch with a hide-a-bed. @red_bella was taking the hide-a-bed so as we went to our room. We heard @red_bella scream. The hide-a-bed had folded her up like a taco. So she decided to sleep on the couch.
Taco good for eating but not to sleeping.
The next morning we had a slow start to the day as we were taking turns to get ready. @tipsy_daisy yells, "A butt! A naked butt!" Our room faced condos on the other side and I saw the naked guy walking away from the window. He was in pretty good shape not like ugly naked guy from Friends.

Ugly Naked Guy and Ross
Well now we became creepy voyeurs and watched. Was he going to come back to the window or stay away? Well naked guy is a bit of an exhibitionist because not only did he walk back to the window. We got a full frontal view! We were too far away so I can't tell you if he was circumcised or not but we did see Canadian Peen! We didn't have to pay 25 cents for a peep show! We also changed rooms because of the taco bed and got a larger suite that had a better view of naked guys room.

We went out for lunch and had heard there was filming going on at the Cullen house so we thought we might catch a glimpse of someone. But no luck...roads closed and we talked with the security gal for awhile.

We were supposed to met up with people for early dinner before going to see 100 Monkeys but greater Vancouver traffic did not work in our favor. We made it back to hotel at 5:30. Grabbed a bite to eat, got a taxi and made it to the Venue to stand in line for awhile. @kintail and her friend was in line in front of us and she found a great area to the side of the stage it was a little higher up than the floor so we had a great view. I think people thought it was a VIP area because it was just our group there.

@cupcakegirl76 was there with her sister and brother in law. She did a great review of the evening on her blog. We also met up with @Lorabell, @mandysmind and others.
@red_bella being silly with a monkey.
The opening band was pretty good but I spent most of my time trying to get my new camera to work and I had major camera issues. I should have brought one of my husband's with the long lens but I wanted to bring my new one.
See major camera issues.
Finally 100 Monkeys came on stage but monkey was missing and it was Jackson! He was delayed due to filming that day but they were able to put on another show later that night at another place. I try and keep my love for 100 Monkeys and my Twilight fandness (yes I made up a word) separate and 100 Monkeys didn't disappoint even though they were missing Jackson. I love them! I was singing along and dancing when a very tipsy girl came up to me and thanked me for being a fan. It kind of cracked me up!
After the show we went down the street and to the Forum for the next show.

Sign outside Forum.
That place was packed and we waited and waited. The opening bands played and we waited some more! Finally around 1:00 a.m., 100 Monkeys came on stage and Jackson was delicious!

@cupcakegirl76 posted this video on her blog and if you watch at :42 This is the moment in time when the whole trip was worth it! I was singing along to Orson Brawl (slightly off key - sorry people around me), jumping and then magic happened...Jackson made eye contact with me! I waved to him and totally squeeeed! This is my blog and my reality so I believe he was really making eye contact with me!

My friend @jaymes805 got to meet them in LA a few weeks ago. Read about it here. If you read about it then you know about Pirate Girl so I asked everyone around me to yell out pirates for the improv song but as you can hear from the video it was only me and my big mouth yelling.

I tried Jamie...their improv song about Charlie Sheen - Winning was too funny!

It was a great night! Have I mentioned that I love them? I love LOVE them!!!

The next day they were doing another performance at Neptoon records at noon. I thought we were going to be so late and miss them but we made it in time and that place was so packed I couldn't really see them while they were performing but tried to take pictures over people's heads. 

Check out pentictongrrl's videos from Neptoon on YouTube .

Another great performance and then a meet and greet.  It was great meeting the entire band! I had them sign pictures that I took at their show back in July and I gave them a copy of the photo. Which I think was kind of weird to do now but oh well. Uncle Larry was delightful and so kind. Ben J. seem a little shy but was nice. Oh course Jackson was so sweet I tried to talk to him about meeting Jamie but their people moved me along and I couldn't finish the conversation. I think confused Jerad with the giving him a picture of himself but he was nice. I have to say that I have a bit of a crush on Ben G! He would be so much fun to hang out with! I told them that I loved them because they make me feel young and Ben G. said, "But you are young!" Aweeee he was very sweet! I was a bit bummed that we couldn't take pictures with them but meeting them was great and I don't think I was too creepy of a fan girl! I hope I get another chance to meet them in the future!

I don't know why this uploaded this direction. It is ok on my PC.
 After our great 100 Monkey adventure. We went on our Twilight set hunt. @red_bella had the Cullen House and Jacob's House in her GPS so they were pretty easy to find.
The Cullen house was really nice!
The snow still hadn't melted from the week before.
Jacob's House
We went to find Bella and Edward's cottage. I was starting to think that we were in the wrong area and that Sasquatch was going to jump out of forest. We were driving in the middle of the what seemed to be nowhere. There was lots of mossy trees and twilight was upon us when what do you know on the side of the road we saw big power cords and around the bend was the security guard in the driveway of Bella and Edward's Cottage. We talked to him for a bit and he was a super nice guy. He is a children's performer called Ish da Fish when he isn't doing security. We couldn't see the cottage too well, they did have screens up and were getting ready to film on the next Monday and the mosquitoes were crazy out there. They have hearty mosquitoes in Canada. We didn't want our blood sucked out by anything other than vampires so we headed off to the Swan House.
Bella and Edward's Cottage
It was very dark when we arrived at the Swan house and kind of spooky.

Spooky Swan house!
Not as spooky in the day time - We drove by on our way home
Bella's room and fake tree
We were so tired from our late nights we ordered pizza instead of hitting the town that night and you know what we missed from my previous post. I still can't believe Rob, Kristen and Kellan were next door as I was sleeping!

The next morning got up and checked out to met my cousin in chinatown for lunch before our drive home. We had a nice visit but when we came back to my car, the back window was busted and my laptop case and everything in it was stolen (laptop, nook, charging cords, outline of story that I want to write).

Yes, they even hurt my Laters Baby sticker! Bastards!
I have tried really hard not to let that ruin my weekend. Friday and Saturday were so much fun and some stupid jerk made my weekend really expensive. Oh well it is just stuff and we were ok. Even though we didn't see any vampires other than Jackson, wolves or swans, I have great memories of our Canadian adventure!