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Mention In “Blood Rivals:…etc.”

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I was told that I’ve been mentioned in the upcoming book “Blood Rivals: Vampire vs. Werewolf: Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner: The Biography” the title of which, if my eyes do not deceive me, contains every buzzword intended to get Twilighters to buy it, except “shirtless”. To be honest, I don’t actually remember saying the things that I’ve been quoted as uttering, but as last year I did so many of these interviews, I don’t suspect that the words have been fabricated. They do sound quite good so I wouldn’t mind if they were entirely the author’s invention, though I would have preferred he (yes, a male author of a book about Rpattz!) include some of my favorite words, “horticultural” and ‘abysmal’ and ‘loathsome’, at least once in the quote *.

When it gets to the point that you’ve done so many interviews in the space of two years, you start to play a little game of “Where-Did-They-Get-That-Quote ** ” which is far less entertaining when the article quoting you casts you in a less than favorable light, but fun in cases like these where you can’t honestly remember speaking to this author. My guess is that I said this quote while I was in Forks for the Summer School In Forks convention. I don’t think the author was actually there, but I have a feeling that this quote was taken from the Twilight In Forks documentary, in which I have a strange recollection of using the word ‘logging’ (yes I have a habit of remembering when I use unusual words, even years later). I also wonder if he might have been at Twicon getting quotes, as that was such a whirlwind I could have said anything and not remember it.

I’m not quite sure where this book fits on a bookshelf, as it can’t be read or classified until it’s out, but I think it could occupy the same space as “Robert Pattinson: Eternally Yours” in which I also had the unusual honor of being mentioned as well:

When I started, I threw a hastily-written biography onto the page, with absolutely no thought to a future in which it would be quoted endlessly on television and in recent days, in published books. Now that I look back, if I had simply added some “golly-gee!’s” and “me-oh-my-oh!’s” I might have sounded like the true-to-life, fresh-out-of-my-parents-house teen guy I was:

“Golly gee willikers! I’m trying to find out what a girl is, and why every one of these unexplainable creatures in the world is toe-tappin’ obsessed with them Twilight books by Stephenie Mayors! ^

— Kalip Nayshun

Lesson learned: never post anything to the internet without first considering that it might be quoted in a published book without your knowledge and/or permission and/or opportunity to edit. DOING SO WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU ONE DAY.

Either way, I’m very thankful he decided to include me in his work, as it’s always thrilling when your name is in four published books, while you’ve only written one of those — especially considering that being mentioned in real non-fiction books means that someone thinks I’ve made some mark, albeit a small one, on a bit of fandom history. Surely the upcoming “Blood Rivals:…”, will be a wonderful addition to Books-Bearing-The-Face-Of-Robert-Pattinson, of which 63% of my readers surely have a secret home collection 😀

*and a new favorite: “lavatorial” thanks to my introduction to the word by good friends over dinner.
** not to be confused with the dissimilar game of “How-Do-I-Swim-This-Moat”, which requires alligators.

Back from the Twilight Premiere

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I just got back from the Twilight movie premiere a few days ago, and it was honestly a blast. For the trip, I had to be up around 2 AM in order to catch a flight and arrive on time. I was coming a day early so that I could be a panelist at Twilight Live, which was a podcast they were doing before the premiere. People had been lined up around the block for the event since the night before. Lucky for me, I had badges.

There were a lot of firsts on that trip. It was my first movie premiere, my first time to California, and my first time to stand on a red carpet. It was my first time to meet any fans, first time to be recognized in public, first time to be asked for an autograph, and first time to meet actual celebrities. It was also my first time to have passes to a green room, where the stars hang out while waiting for the event to start. I will allow everyone to imagine that it looked like this:

Our Green Room (ahem)

Our Green Room (note the green, hence the name)

During the premiere, I got photos with nearly everyone involved, including the main woman herself, Stephenie Meyer (who I wanted to see more than any of the other stars). I’ve been wanting to meet her in person for a while, after I missed her in an epic fail by not going to her Dallas, TX, book signing (the subsequent emails from people chiding me for not coming when my name was called over the intercom were punishment enough to make me set on being in LA). We even got video and photos together:

Me and Stephenie Meyer

Me and Stephenie Meyer

I have loads of photos with people there, which you can see here.

There was so much that happened there, it is impossible to sum it up into words. After the premiere, I was taken to the Twicon afterparty, where I got to hang out with lots more awesome people at the top of the Hotel Angeleno, where a jazz band was playing live music. I got to meet some fans who won a contest for entry and talk to Michael Welch’s made-of-awesome mom, as well as a bunch of people involved in the Twicon planning (at which I will be a special guest next year).

One of the best parts was finally meeting all these people I know online and from Youtube in the Twilight community — of which I have only been a part for 7 months, and yet have been welcomed into so warmly. I was also shocked to find how genuinely nice the movie people and their agents were (I don’t know why I expected everyone in the movie business to be beastly trolls):

Movie People Aren't This

Beastly Troll

When we got back to our hotel, we realized there was a desperate demand for videos, so I immediately uploaded my Rob and Stephenie clips (this is only possible through the use of a Flip camera, which is one of the most awesome devices on the face of the earth). The Robert Pattinson interview got about 33,000 views in 1 day, and the Stephenie Meyer one isn’t far behind.

My video blog about the event is here if anyone wants to see footage of the event and exactly how much screaming was going on:

So it was honestly one of the greatest days of my life, and later on I saw the movie, which was hilarious and far better than I was even expecting (see my review here).

Someone on my other website pointed out to me how strange it was: how I’ve come from writing about how Bella should drive a fire truck, to being on the red carpet for the movie. What would have happened if I had decided to take my blog down months ago, as I had planned? How would things be different for me? It is strange how things happen the way they do.

Just in today: they announced there will be a New Moon movie. I guess that means I have another premiere to look forward to 😀

Robert Pattinson On My Cell Phone?

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Yesterday, I was able to talk to Robert Pattinson as a part of an interview conference call, and ask him one question. Rob plays the lead role of Edward Cullen in Twilight, the upcoming film based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer.

My question (and its follow-up) are in the video below or on my Youtube channel:

It is so funny, since months ago I didn’t know who this person was, and in fact announced my own (fake) part in the Twilight movie just days before he signed on (and months before I even started reading the books). Never thought I would actually get to talk to him on the phone one day.