I mentioned in a previous post my “new friends” who share either my love of Twilight, fanfiction, and/or Rob and that some of us are still in our getting-to-know-you phase. Last night, some of us were reminiscing about the emotional turmoil we were going through this time last year waiting to see if we were going to be added to the list of allowed campers for the breaking dawn part 2 tent city thing. This is when we first started to hook up as a group. Part of that reminiscing was rereading the Q&A things many of us filled out for TwiBetween’s blog. (Remember that?) In fact, that is how two of us “met” for the first time. The link to the blog posting was tweeted from Twibetween and JB decided to tweet me a very lovely “welcome to the fandom”.
So, as we were reading these old posts and being all nostalgic about twilight movies and our mutual obsessions that brought us together in the first place, I decided to make up my own questions (and recycle some of the original ones) to commemorate the year anniversary of our friendship AND get to know our new group members better. And then I thought, hey, my blog sucks – why not make it more interesting by sharing OTHER people’s answers for everyone to see? If you are at all like me, when you’re into something, you find it fascinating to get other’s views on it too. And if you are here reading this blog, you must have at least some lingering interest in one of the aforementioned aspects of “the fandom”, so you make like the Q&As too.
To start, I’m going to post my own answers. Just because they are already done. I’m waiting on the responses and when I get them, I will post them. Be prepared. It’s long. (If you have read any of the other posts on this blog, you already know I’m really wordy.)
Come get to know me, then get to know my friends~
Status: married, no kids, unemployed
Twitter: kmuffin88 (twilight/rob) & kmah88 (everything else)
*NOTE: These 2 accounts were eventually amalgamated – kmah88 is the only one now.
Do you blog? not regularly, but I have been known to take up space online
*http://onlytwilightheroin.blogspot.com (my Twilight/Rob blog)
*http://wohngsikneuih.blogspot.ca (my regular blog)
http://bobbylongsongs.blogspot.ca (working on a Sam one too, but it’s not ready yet)
*http://ngohheuiheunggong.blogspot.ca (Hong Kong trip blog)
*http://japanheiku.blogspot.ca (Japan trip blog)
*The posts from these 4 blogs are all copied to this one. (kmah88 – the one you’re reading now) Annnd now there is also the archives site for the super old posts I didn’t have room for here anymore.
5 little-known facts about you:
1. I moved a lot as a kid, living 5 years in the States.
2. I was going to go to college for musical theatre but changed to ECE before I had my audition.
3. I despise strawberries and caramel. (Okay, not so unknown.)
4. If I had to swim to save my life, I would die.
5. I am very excited to be taking a cake decorating course with my BFF next month.
Questions stolen from Twi-Between:
When/how did your Twilight obsession begin? I love hearing other people’s stories. If you want to read mine, go for it: here. (If not, it’s pretty much the same as everyone else’s. Just a lot later. In 2011, I watched the movies, loved them, read the books, became obsessed.)
What is your favorite Twilight quote? I know you’re going to be shocked but mine are both Edward quotes.
Book ~ “I’m tired of trying to stay away from you, Bella.” Chapter 4, Twilight
Movie ~ “Can you? I hope you can because I honestly don’t know how to live without you.” Eclipse
Who is your favorite non-holy Twinity (minor) character? Charlie. I adore Billy Burke. Sporting major girlyboner for him.
Which is your favorite Twilight movie? I can never choose. I’ve tried. I love them all for very different reasons. The freshness/innocence/sense-of-discovery in Twilight, the heartbreak and angst in New Moon, the love triangle and the visual beauty of Eclipse, the epic-ness of Breaking Dawn Part 1… but I will go with Breaking Dawn Part 2. It’s a great movie AND it has so many memories attached to it now.
What is your favorite song from any of the Twilight soundtracks? Very hard question to answer. The songs I love, I REALLY love. The New Moon/The Meadow song featured on the NM soundtrack from the score is one of the most beautiful pieces ever. I adore any and all Muse. I love Turning Page, Flightless Bird, My Love, Shooting the Moon, Possibility, Eyes on Fire, Spotlight, and A Thousand Years. But I’m going to have to go with Never Think and Let Me Sign. Rob’s voice does things to me…
Ideal vacay? Forks, set stalking, Brit Pack concert, or a non-Twi premiere? I am excited to say the only one I still need to cross off this list is the non-Twi premiere. C’mon NY Rover!! Although, big plans for the return to Forks. And ALWAYS down for any Brit Pack related show.
What is your favorite non-Twilight film of a Twilight star? Any Rob movie. They all have their merit. (But, I don’t feel the need to rewatch The Ring of the Nibelungs over and over.)
What is your favorite Twilight memory? PityCity and Forks. Anything and everything about those two trips. They were the highlights of my life.
Who is your favorite Twilight actor? Um, Rob… duh. But, I also love Billy Burke. I like PFach in Nurse Jackie. Kellan is lovely eye candy. Nikki totally grew on me. So did Jackson. Don’t kick me, but I do still like some of Kristen’s movies. Dakota is much better as an teen/adult. And she does do a voice in one of my favourite movies of all time. Michael Sheen is pretty awesome. (*added later: I totally forgot to mention Anna Kendrick. I love her.)
What has being a fan of Twilight opened up for you? Two major perks have come from me coming out of my Twicloset ~ I met some of my closest friends, people I would not survive life without now. And I was introduced to the music of Sam, Bobby, and Marcus. If I hadn’t latched onto Twilight, I would never have met these people or heard this music and my life would be dull and empty.
What is your craziest fangirl moment? Moment? As in ONE thing?! I do many silly, cringe-worthy things. Perhaps the one I am best known for now is getting completely tanked RIGHT before the BD2 LA black carpet. Not my best decision ever. But makes for a great story.
Who is your favorite NON-Twilight vampire? I consistently tell people “I don’t like vampires”. Apparently this is untrue, although I still try to fight against it. I am not well-versed in canon vampires, so my frame of reference is limited. Other than Twilight, I love me some TVD. Stefan, Damon, Klaus… all awesome. And I cannot wait to see JRM as Dracula!! One more week!
What are you reading right now? I JUST finished Grasping Darkness by KiyaRaven. It has eclipsed my number one spot for favourite fic ever. Loved it.
I know it’s almost impossible, but ~ what are your top 5 favorite fics?
Grasping Darkness by KiyaRaven
Clipped Wings & Inked Armor by hunterhunting
The Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomDePlume
Departures by TheFicChick
Simply Edward by CaraNo
(see My Top 5 post)
Who is your favorite incarnation of Edward (specifically, from which story)? I adore Edward in The Best I Ever Had. He’s the perfect blend of funny and sweet and, of course, hot. And Edward in Wisp by cris has my heart. Other than those two, I am known for (and made fun of for) obsessing over broken-ward’s. Master of the Universe (even though I only read Fifty Shades, but changed the names back to Edward and Bella in my head), Clipped Wings, Just Wait, Wide Awake, Fridays at Noon, etc. Also, I flail for psycho-ward’s like in the amazing (and incomplete ) Buried Amongst the Begonias by durtynelly.
What are your fanfic hard limits? When Edward dies. No. I canNOT. Well, there was this one… I won’t say which to avoid spoiling which ended in a murder/suicide, but he was a psycho-ward and it totally fit. Annnnnnd…. there is a WIP…. which I am fighting a losing battle for. But, in general, NO! Edward is sacred. You shall not harm him. I STILL cry when he goes over that cliff in BD2. Even though I KNOW… Overall, I don’t read anything that isn’t E&B (unless a friend wrote it 😉 ). I am squicked out by non-canon pairings. I just doesn’t feel right.
What is your biggest ficpeeve? Another thing I am teased for is my laundry list of things that bug me. Even in my very favourites, there are things that make me wanna rip my hair out and smash my iPad. Some of the small things that irritate the crap out of me, but I still plow through, are: the overuse of one particular word, like in one of them (you can figure it out yourself), the word “blast” (or blasted) is used 38 times in the first 7 chapters. Mix it up! And when characters moan into each other’s mouths. I am soooo sick of that. Multiple badly executed Twiquotes make me ragey as well. I am also obsessive when it comes to correcting spelling and grammar (hence my newfound love of beta-ing). But if it’s horrific, I can’t deal. And I’m picky with dialogue too. If it’s too unrealistic or just irritating, I may flounce.
Who are your favorite authors? CaraNo, cosmogirl7481, planetblue, TheFicChick… Honestly, I haven’t read enough yet. A lot of authors are good but I’ve only read one or two of theirs. There are some that I know I WILL like but haven’t gotten to them yet.
Why do you read fanfiction? It’s my escape. It has the fantasy my life lacks. Also, I am a hardcore avoider. There is such a variety of Twific out there. I can pick up something with an emotional tone that mirrors how I’m currently feeling and read along as the characters work through their shit, rather than deal with my own. It’s therapeutic, I guess. And I never have to say goodbye to Edward and Bella. Their love is FOREVER. ♥
What other fandoms do you count yourself a member of? Um… not really anything. I love Star Wars, but really, who doesn’t? and I am definitely a Weezer fangirl. But I don’t really interact much with other fans, so I don’t really feel a part of anything.