Dear Twilight fans,
Well, this is it, guys. Twilight as we know it is ending. All the anticipation, the excitement, the endless conversation and speculation and frantic, passionate LOVE…where does it go now that Twilight is over?! I don’t know the answer to this yet, so I’m detailing the 10 Things I Will Miss Most About Twilight in this post as I try to process all these goddamn feels. And oh, how many feels there are!
Twilight is nothing if not a love story — not just between Bella and Edward but between the fans and the franchise. I am a fan. This is my love letter.
Because some things just aren’t forever.
10. The Red-Carpet Fashion
What will they wear, what will they wear, what will they wear? The cast of Twilight has grown bold in their fashion choices over the years, from Taylor‘s slick suits to Rob‘s ever-changing color palette to Kristen‘s gutsy mini-dresses. I’ve loved guessing what the stars might show up in and then being pleasantly surprised every time — especially when we get the trifecta grouped together in one haute couture-licious shot.
The cast first hit up Comic-Con in 2008 as little babies, before the movie came out and their lives exploded.
8. The Music
Wanna have a good cry? Alex Patsavas has put together a masterful music collection over the years, and each soundtrack captures the distinct mood of the respective film. Also, they introduced the world to a really talented unknown musician: Robert Pattinson.
There’s nothing quite like the excitement of knowing we’re gonna get to see the stars of Twilight do loads of interviews (some amazing, some ridiculous… and some both) for weeks on end.
6. Taylor Lautner, Classy Dude
In the books, Jacob never really has a shot with Bella, but he sticks around anyway, determined. In real life, Taylor Lautner‘s been a gracious and classy third wheel to Pattinson and Stewart, who have undoubtedly received the bulk of Twilight attention. Through it all, Taylor’s been amiable, sweet and a total professional. He’s loyal to his friends Rob and Kristen and never has a bad thing to say about anyone. Plus he’s HAWT, and sometimes we all forget that. He put up with that awful Jacob wig and almost didn’t get brought back for New Moon. He’s since graciously credited Kristen for championing him and his return. This guy, amirite? Love him.
5. The Directors
Cathy Hardwicke’s vision. Chris Weitz‘s devotion to the books, the cast and bright orange pants. David Slade‘s dark, diabolic take on the Saga. And Bill Condon, the romantic, rounding it out with constant, adoring quotes about his cast. Where would we be without these guys…?
4. The Story
About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Twilight was a book. Second, there was a part of it, and I didn’t know how dominate that part might be, that was pretty cheesy. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with it.
The DVD commentary (or “commentree,” as the fans say) on every one of the film’s DVDs is enjoyable (and full of Rob-isms), but never so much as on Eclipse, in which Rob and Kristen revealed the inner workings of their relationship by spending most of the commentary making each other laugh (while talking about “woofs” and BooBoo bee-bopping around). It’s straight up magical, and Breaking Dawn -Part 2 is our last chance for the duo to re-team up for more commentary ridiculousness.
2. Rob, Kristen and the Bubble
1. Bella’s Cactus
(Did I fool you?!)
The real # 1 is….
1. The Fandom
If you’re reading this and you’re a member of the Twilight fandom, allow me to say thanks. For welcoming me into your world (nay, OUR world) and educating me on all things Twilight, and then some. You are what makes Twilight such a special, one of a kind experience. I’m going to miss you the most of all.
Until next time, spidermonkeys.