When I started this log, I started a challenge. I have had some challenges with anxiety and I thought relaxing and returning to my roots would help as a coping mechanism. While making my list, I thought back to a time that I was always so happy. Wait for it. It was back when I was not judged for watching Twilight.
I know this sounds terrible and not relaxing at all. Kristen Stewart’s acting was a little stressful, the sparkles were uncomfortable, and the amount of brunettes that they made blondes were beyond terrible. I still carry fond memories of having my Edward Cullen Barbie doll, the Edward Cullen cardboard cutout that Blythe surprised me with on my birthday, all of the late night premieres, and of course the vacation to Forks, Port Angeles, British Columbia, and Seattle just to see the sights of the movie.
I am fairly certain I proved my nerd power in the above statement. Unfortunately, I was not alone. Look at the sales to that franchise. It was insane. Luckily, I have a friend who also still feels that kind of love for Twilight. While we were enjoying our wine at Two EE’s last week, we were enjoying a pleasant bottle of wine. While we were sitting inside near the end of the evening, we heard familiar music. I found myself saying “hey this was on the Twilight soundtrack” or “This was from Breaking Dawn Part 1” or “this artist played on a few of the Twilight soundtracks”. This is where the idea was set in motion. During this long weekend, we would re-watch every Twilight movie. We hadn’t attempted this since.. well since that one time I interviewed for a job off campus and also had to take a break to get a tooth pulled all in-between movies. This was a long time ago.
Since that time, I have upgraded my technology and slightly run into a problem. I have a smart TV, but no blu-ray player. Okay I have a blu-ray player, but it is attached to the dumb TV. Netflix graced us with Twilight, but no other Stephanie Meyers fantasy.
It’s heartbreaking to know that if I want to watch a marathon, I will have to make it an all day PJs in bed event. I did not completely fail my mission to relax to nerdy vampire stories. Luckily my friend loves anime and she tried to convince me that it wasn’t terrible. I have now completed 2 seasons of Vampire Knight. I am now an expert at how not to have a relationship. Don’t date vampires. They are mildly incestuous and abusive even if it is in a passive aggressive way.
For the record, I don’t believe in vampires. Also, that Forks trip was my last vacation and it was 10 years ago. Who wants to sponsor a vacation that is approved for a 30 year old?