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No Alcoholic Beverages When Picking out Award Show Attire

Posted in Letters to Twilight, Rants, Twilight on January 7, 2011 by talksupe

Mr. Pattinson This Intervention is for Your Own Good

posted by EC Stacey

Robert, Robert, Robert…who picked this jacket for you? It’s very 1980’s Dad Jacket. Did you get it out of the back of Dick’s closet? I had this dream:

Robert Pattinson and my dad were sitting at Starbucks. (Which was funny, because I think my dad would say they are overpriced for a plain cup of Joe) They were both wearing that jacket. Robert annouced with a happy giggle, “Mr. EC’s Dad, you look so nice in that jacket!”

My dad replied, “No son, you look so nice!”

Then they both smiled and drank their coffee.

I woke up with a small scream.

For my sake, the next award show, PLEASE wear something like this…

Much better

If you like this post, go to www.letterstotwilight.com to read a far better one written by Moon!

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Supe version: Normal vs. not Normal

Posted in Rants, SWD's ramblings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2010 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (SWD/ West Coast Stacey) and East Coast Stacey

The other day, our friends over at Letters_to_Twilight blogged about the differences between LTT “Normal” and “not Normal.” As in what in the fandom is, erm, eccentric and funny vs. Krisbian krazy. Well, there is a lot more “normalness” going on in the other branches of the supe world too. Yes, we realize blogging about Supernatural shows and books is the epitome of “Normal” for 30 something, married, college educated women, but this goes beyond the “normal” amount of embarrassment in the name of humor for said blog.

For example:

Making this fictional vampire fraternity manip: Normal

Normal vampire fraternity photoshop project

While making this manip: not Normal (EC: But laugh out loud funny.)

not Normal, even by Supe standards

Other example are as follows:

Receiving a text from EC that there is a “Lockwood” running for mayor on her local election ballot: Normal

EC: Just in case you are wondering werewolves don’t win in these parts. (Or maybe it was due to him being Republican and not named ‘Mason’.

Receiving comments from our blog readers that they thought of us when Alaric popped up shirtless with ice cream: not Normal but awesome!

EC: We wouldn’t be first thing that would come to MY mind. Instead…wouldn’t he be freezing eating ice cream this time of year. How about Hot Chocolate? A mug of tea or coffee? Chicken Noodle soup? I bet you thought I was going to say something else. No. ‘Cause I’m a lady.

Writing a post to Sam’s shirts: Normal, they’re the highlight of Merlottes!

Seeing Sam shirts while in Target and buying one for the sole reason of it being a Sam shirt: not Normal

EC: May I just point out that anything to do with Sam’s shirts is magical. That Dean and the other Sam on Supernatural wearing Sam shirts is also magical. Heroes (and Heroines) wear the Sam’s shirts. I have one myself. Feel no shame. On the other hand, if you decide to purchase a Stefan cartigan to wear with a 90’s grunge flannel then it’s intervention time.

Despising ab exercises just slightly less because Sookie and Eric and ALL of the wolves have to do them: semi normal

EC: Poor wolves. They also have to consume massive amounts of meat. * giggle * Don’t get mad. You know I meant hamburger.

Missing blue sweater that was donated to charity last year and now regretting it because it reminds one of the Viking sheriff: Not Normal

EC: I thought I got you an imaginary blue sweater with Viking ‘clothes hangerfor Christmas?

YES, I want to match, like bookends!

Purchasing items from the M.A.C. cosmetics “Tartan Tale Holiday Collection” for oneself because it comes in plaid packaging: Normal

Addressing the gift message “To: Sassenach”: Not Normal

Thinking of various Outlander series moments while listening to Mumford & Sons: Normal … maybe… both from the UK

Thinking the image on the Mumford & Sons girl tee is the “Je Suis Prest” stag: not Normal

Yup, it's a stretch...

EC: Realizing you really need to finish reading the first Outlander book, because you feel left out of all the converstions: Normal
 
EC: Instead watching GLEE reruns to sing along with Mr. Shue off key, reading fanfiction and falling asleep on the couch: Admitting I’m ridiculous.
Really wanting EC to finish Outlander as well: Normal
Really wanting EC to finish Outlander and read the rest so she understands the occasional throwing of the books: not Normal

 
Adorning Pocket Edward with a True Blood bottle and kilt because SWD cast Robward as Roger MacKenzie: Normal (really?)
 

 

Productive work time

Clipping out a party invitation with Snow White on it and having Pocket Edward hold it: Not normal

Pocket Eddie gets handsy

EC: Wishing you had a Pocket Eddie or at least a Barbie Edward to take funny pictures of: Not Normal for many reasons, like not being an 8 year old.

Calling your dogs “the Wolfpack” :Normal

Telling your dogs, “go get the moonstone” when you let them out: not Normal

Wanting a chocolate lab just so he can be named “Hoyt Fortenberry”: Normal.

Wanting a white shepherd, also with a True Blood name, just so they will have to say, “Eric Northman is ready for his bath” at the vet: Not normal.

*FANGS*

EC: Wishing you had a dog, so you could do those things. Instead having a cat and realizing that only works if Sabrina the Teenage Witch was still on. But, next year’s True Blood is season of the witch… Maybe I can make weird comments to the cat then?: Yep. Not normal.

Seeing a kids’ movie because you loved the books as a child: Normal

EC: Aww…like Anne of Green Gables movies…

Coming up with the name Benspian while referring to him as “Scruffy McHottie” and having Narnia desktop wallpaper: not Normal

You thought I’d have a snow white head on Edmund, didn’t you? C’mon, I’m not THAT Normal. *winks*
EC: That’s like if I had a giant poster of the guy who played, Gilbert on my wall. Saying things like, “That Anne was one lucky redhead!” and “I wish I lived in the 1900’s! Edward and Gilbert!” Not that I’ve…umm…said those things…umm…

Swooning over Gilbert... Normal

EC: Getting giddy when volvos are mentioned, because they are supposedly safe cars: Normal

Actually, getting excited because a fictional character (you know which one) drives one: Not Normal
REALLY wanting the silver one: Not, Not Normal
 
 
EC: Trying to do environmentally friendly things, because it’s the right thing to do: Good stuff
 
 
Doing it. because a certain Ian Somerhalder tweets it: Tempting, but really we should be doing it anyway
 
 

I do green things, and so does EC... Normal

Putting off wrapping presents: Normal

Putting off wrapping presents to search for good Ian pics: hell yes, that’s NORMAL.

Here it is some of our normal/not normalness for all of you! If we ever start saying outlandish things like actors of these shows are our BEST friends or we are going to put up posters of them all over our kitchens, you may get us professional help. :0)

 

Vampirisim “The Fountain of Youth”… gimme a Drink!

Posted in Rants, Twilight, Vampires with tags , , , , , , on November 4, 2010 by talksupe
posted by WestCoastStacey/snowwhitedriftd (SWD)

I was perusing the Perez the other day and was taken aback by some photos. Now, I am aware that we all age, but I really never thought Uma Thurman and Leo DiCaprio would never look a day over 22.

Looking like respectable ADULTS. Ugh, are they ready to do commercials for my demographic? Cleaning products and life insurance?

EC: Those two are getting OLD! Have you seen Chris O’Donnell? Okay he just got better looking than that poster I had of him.

But now, they, well, they look like adults. This brought the issue I have been struggling with to a head. I too, am no longer a spring chicken (and that fact that I just used the term “spring chicken” to describe age… well) I have always looked a lot younger than my age

EC: Me, too! Holla!

SWD: (yes I still get carded, but it is less frequently) but this year something changed. Was it going back to work full time ? Was it the daily mom struggles of having a wee one in preschool? Was it just the crappy air of SoCal and an overintake of wine? (EC:You need the frigid air of the Northeast. It keeps you frozen like a Cullen) No, I don’t think so. It was vampires. Yes, vampires have “aged” me. Why? How? Well, after spending this past year reading, commenting, googling in my free time “vampires” that are 100’s of years old, but look like marble statues, I have become jealous of the youthful appearance of the undead. Asshats!

I was perfectly content, in my former life, hanging out with my friends of the same age still thinking we all still looked like we were in college.

EC: You do, silly

SWD: But not now. Now I see the fine lines on my face and the aging stars from my generation face’s, becoming permanent, many a gray hair now and again, the chin skin changing. Well, maybe it’s also due to the fact that within this past year I a) got a super magnifying light up make up mirror, and b) we got a high quality HD flatscreen (like Charlie, hey where’s my Rainier beer?). Plus I eat a lot of carrots and therefore have good eyesight. Maybe that is why one’s vision worsens as they get older- to not see the newly acquired physical flaws in themselves or their partners? Hmmmm. Nah, I blame the really pretty vampires that I have been fixated on as of late.

Lookin' for a porch swing... and his teeth

In Eclipse, Rosalie goes off on how lucky Bella is that “… (Bella) will change and grow old. How she would love to see Emmett gray haired on a porch swing….” Well, easy for your 22 year old ass to say. I would have said the same thing at that age, but no, Rosalie, come talk to me when you buy your first container of Oil of Olay Superduty night cream, sensible shoes and “park pants” for comfort.

EC: Rosalie would go nuts after the first wrinkle. Poor human Emmett, would be paying up the wazzo for “beauty treatments” at the local plastic surgeons for Mrs. Rose.

How much can we really ask of Botox?

I can get why Bella wants to get changed. She doesn’t want to be the old cougar crone hovering over Edward’s young bones. If she aged, together they’d look like a portrait from Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. May- December romance, hell that’s December and May on a Mayan calendar. What I don’t get is the “I want to marry you and only you at age 18 for the rest of eternity”. Oh hell no, just change her, let her be the lovely, young vixen to torment the male society for generations to come. Why waste all the newly secured hottness on one (inexperienced) dude? OK, I digress (and apparently I would be a total vamp hookuh). I say, Hey Bella, get changed now by one of those vamps, hell even a Volturi would do for that deed, and then LIVE a LITTLE! Eat some people, seduce rockgods and movie stars, be on magazine covers without having to have an eating disorder or be airbrushed… Once the newness wears off, and you’ve completed your Vampire Bucket List then get hitched to ‘ol Eddie. But AFTER you buy your first tube of “Regenerist Deep Wrinkle Cream” THEN it’s time to settle down (before it all really goes to pot). Oh wait, you’ll be eternally young, and won’t even have the opportunity to buy that. Ugh, which brings me back to my first point. Damn you Vampires and getting to stay a perpetual youth.

C’mon, picture it, I dare you!

EC: You are totally forgetting that Bella and Edward are all about the romance. That’s why she let’s him freeze her out of all the sexytimes. If she wanted wild, she would be hanging out with Jake and the wolfpack. Supposedly, those silly nudist puppies like to party on the Res. Just keepin’ it real.
SWD: That’s true. I forget her naive romantic 19 year old soul. Again, youth wasted on the young. She’s not tempted to whoop it up at all with the wolfpack? Ugh, maybe change wolfpacks… to something more carnally tempting? Alcide? Uncle Mason .. oh wait.. *sniff*

SWD: True, Peter Facinelli and Elizabeth Reaser are my age… but they play the parents of high schoolers. Ugh…. PARENTS! I’m parental age, yuck! Oh look Drew Barrymore (36, like me) still looks the same…. what’s the make up company she spokeswoman’s for? I’m buying! Hey Drew, we still have a few months of laugh line free livin’ to do!
EC: Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy) is 33 (like me!). Alyson Hannigan (Willow) is 36 as is Seth Green. Our favorites Ian Somerhalder (Damon) is the ripe old age of 32 (almost 33) as is Matt Davis (Alaric). Alexander Skarsgard (Eric) is 34, Stephen Moyer (Bill) is 41 (What!?!) and Sam Trammell (Sam) is 39. Sure Pattinson is a spring chicken at 24, but don’t the rest of these ages fill you with joy? Maybe it’s just me and my sunny disposition!)
SWD: Yes, it could be your sunny disposition… but check in again in 3 years… on the other side of 35 *winks* And wait, Damon and Alaric are the same age? Whoa. Ian looks 25.. hey wait a minute … *smiles* things are looking up

Hasn’t aged a day since E.T., right?…RIGHT??!!!

Cursing 18 year olds playing 150 year olds and making me feel old,
Snowwhitedrifted/ West Coast Stacey