This week, as we count down the moments until The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 hits theaters (oh, and so few moments left!!!), we here at TheFABlife would like to take a moment to salute the fellow fans who make Twilight watching and reading so much fun. In particular, we’re honoring a few of the superfans who run excellent blogs devoted to the movies/books/stars. First up, is Cynically Convivial, the anonymous blogger behind Kristen Stewart Is Better Than You, a.k.a. KSIBTU.com. Her funny, enthusiastic musings on all things KStew remind us that this franchise would be nowhere without the girl at its heart. We quizzed CC on her Twi-hardness, and here’s what she had to say.
TheFABlife: When did you first fall in love with Twilight?
Cynically Convivial: I was a movie before books girl, so I think I knew I was in love when “the lion fell in love with the lamb.” That was the moment when I lost my resolve and gave into this phenomenon. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson left me pining for more Bella and Edward. Their chemistry was insane. After the movie ended, I stole all of the books from my cousin and devoured them in no time. I was hooked.
TFL: What’s the moment you can’t wait to see in Breaking Dawn (1 or 2)?
CC: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is all about the honeymoon, thrusts specifically. Were they actually censored? I’m curious to see. That would be a darn shame for fans … and for Robert Pattinson’s incredible back. I’m also insanely intrigued to see how the imprinting scene will play out. I can’t even imagine … and pretty soon I won’t have to!
TFL: How many times have you read the books? And how many times seen the movies?
CC: I’ve read Twilight at least seven times, and the rest of the books I would say around five. I’ve watched Twilight more times than I can count, but I definitely wouldn’t be ashamed to admit the number. I simply cannot remember because I don’t think my brain can count that high. Catherine Hardwicke is legitimately my hero. I’ve seen New Moon about five times, and the same goes for Eclipse.
TFL: How many times do you plan on seeing Breaking Dawn Part 1?
CC: I’m actually doing an unintentional double feature opening night because we bought tickets to the 12 a.m. showing before AMC came out with their 8 p.m. showing. After that it totally depends on whether or not I think it’s a good movie. Four times feels like a safe number. (Then add a million when it comes out on DVD because I will have slow-mo powers.)
TFL: What will you do after you’ve seen it that many times?
CC: First, I will cry over how much money I spent on movie tickets. Next, I’ll use my comprehensive notes to do a 20-part breakdown post of Breaking Dawn. Those are my favorite things in the world. The readers are so smart and they surely know how to make me laugh. Then I will sleep for a really long time.
TFL: What will you do after the final movie is out?
CC: LaPush myself off a cliff. Just joking! I’m not sure. I’ll probably be in denial for a bit, maybe spend a day clinging to my DVDs and crying, but I’m also really excited for everyone to move on and explore new horizons.
TFL: Twilight tattoos: yea or nay?
CC: It depends. Fancy a Twilight quote and want it on your body? That’s sweet. Want a portrait of the actors covering your entire body? Not so sweet once things start to stretch and sag. To each his own, though. I suppose I can’t judge, considering I’m contemplating having Kristen’s face tattooed on my face. (I kid … I think.)
TFL: How has Twilight changed your life?
CC: Twilight started everything for me; it made everything possible. I watched Twilight in November of 2008, and Kristen Stewart really piqued my interested. I started paying more attention to her and her career, and then I started watching her previous movies. In February of 2009 I created my little blog during a wicked snowstorm in my little bungalow in New England. That little blog exceeded my wildest expectations. Now I’ve had the chance to meet (in person and over the web) the most intelligent and inspirational superfans on the face of the Earth. This “fandom” gets a lot of flak from a lot of different places, but the people I’ve encountered have more soul than anything I’ve ever seen. They are the very best people this world has to offer, of that I am convinced.
TFL: Favorite line from the book/movie?
CC: In Twilight (the book) when Bella says, “When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it’s not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.”
From a movie it’s most definitely when Bella says, “No bed?”
Stay tuned all week for more Breaking Dawn coverage and guest appearances by your fave superfans!