Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My Thankful List: Twilight Edition

You know the tradition. Every year at Thanksgiving dinner, Grandma insists that everyone go around the table and share the things they are thankful for. The kids groan in protest. It's cheesy, but really not a bad thing over all. It's never a bad idea to take a moment to be thankful for the blessings in your life.

So, here's my list, sort of. The Twilight Version, at least. If you want to hear the rest, dinner is at my house tomorrow. **Amber here, Kerry did such a great job with this, I'm just going to add my thoughts in italics**

1. I am thankful for Stephenie Meyer and her kick-ass dreams. Without Queen Stephenie, none of us would have any of this. I am 100% thankful for Stephenie Meyer. Like Kerry says, without her, we would have no world of Twilight or anything of the other things on this list.

2. I am thankful for Summit Entertainment, for buying the rights to the movie, for saving it from the truly awful demise the previous holders had planned, and for getting the ball rolling on bringing our favorite love story to life. I refuse to even contemplate where we'd be without Summit.

3. I am thankful for the wonderful Twilight blogging and fan-fiction communities. You filled my need for more. This is one of the reasons that I am so thankful for Twilight. I have met some of the most wonderful people in the world because of it.

4. I am thankful for my new bestie, Amber, for taking on a total stranger to her blog and letting me participate in sharing my love for the books and movies. Someday, we'll actually meet. LOL Wait a minute? We haven't met? Wow. LOL Like I said in #3, can't imagine my life without some of the wonderful people I've met because of Twilight. And I'm so thankful for Kerry. I was looking for help on the blog and I ended up with an awesome blogging partner and even better friend.

5. I am thankful for Bella and Edward, for rekindling my inner romantic. I'm thankful to them for reminding me what love feels like, and how bad it hurts when you lose it.

6. I am thankful for Alice, for rekindling my husband's inner...romantic.

7. I am thankful for Catherine Hardwicke. She put together a amazing cast to bring all of these characters to life. She listened to Rob and decided against the extensions. She listened to Kristen about casting Rob. Without Catherine, we wouldn't have Rob as Edward, and where would that leave Twilight?

8. I am thankful for Chris Weitz, for taking New Moon to a new level, for raising the bar for the future movies. For seeing that Taylor IS Jacob Black. For a beautiful, emotionally powerful movie, that has gotten me to the movie theater more times in the last week, than in the last year. I. Love. Chris. Weitz.

9. I am thankful for the entire cast, for getting your characters. Especially after New Moon, you are all who I see in my head when I read now. Every single one of you. And for staying real, despite the frenzy your life has become. I cannot agree with this enough. This whole cast understands and cares about their characters. And on top of that, they are some of the nicest, most genuine people around.

10. I am grateful for Rob, and not necessarily for the pretty photos. We know you're not Edward, but when the movie starts, you are, and we fall in love with the both of you. Thanks for taking that one audition, and rocking Kristen's world. Besides, if it hadn't been you as Edward, I might never know who Daniel Gale is, and that would be a true shame. I'm thankful for Rob too. Thankful for someone who was willing to take on Edward, and truly get him, understand him, and bring him to life for us. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with us all. I love that I can watch a movie with Rob in it, and five minutes in, I've forgotten it's Rob. All I can see is the character.

Most of all, I am thankful for our wonderful blog readers! You have taken something that started out as just my way of not covering my entire family blog with my love of Twilight, and turned it into something I never could have imagined! You totally rock, and I hope you all have an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving! Oh, and I have to say, I'm thankful for a husband who loves me enough to indulge me in this world we call Twilight.

A special thanks to my husband, for reading the books and insisting I do the same, and to his co-workers, who insisted he read them. Thanks to all of you, for reading our ramblings, and sticking with us when we aim for funny and get sappy instead.

Happy Thanksgiving, to everyone!


bouncy72 said...

Lol, that was sappy. I'm feeling all emotional now, *sniff*
Thanks ladies, those are pretty much all things I feel thankful for too!
Have a lovely Thanksgiving both of you :)

Cbone said...

I enjoyed this!! It was very well thought out and fun to read. I agree as well, I am Thankful for the the fun things in life.