With Rob being MIA for who knows how long now (1 blurry picture stolen off someone’s Facebook account does not count for a sighting. I barely got the butterflies) “TheOldOne” has some observations about who Rob was becoming before he disappeared into his London lair. And if she’s right, I’d venture to say that after a few weeks in the cold, rainy hills of England (are there hills in England?) he’s even worse than he was before he left sunny LA…..
Dear Mr. Pattinson,
May I call you Rob? I saw a picture of you the other day by chance (really, I wasn’t stalking you or looking everywhere online for any sign of life from you…). It was one with the mis-buttoned shirt and the stain on the pants. And I was disturbed that your face looked scarily like the “Edward” face—white, sad and brooding—and it occurred to me you might actually be turning into that fictional character you are so identified with! Hear this theory out: Your former life has abruptly ended, your once hopeful, shy self has been cruelly sucked into the cold world of celebrity existence. Your youthful dreams of following your own path with your musical talents and perhaps some indie films, and a nice girlfriend, have been wrenched from you, and the world now only sees the image of you as an eternal, perfect, soulless yet devastatingly beautiful creature. You are not allowed to exist as a fully human being any longer.
Now you must lurk in rainy islands in a gloomy England lair, hiding from the din of humanity, listening to Ambulance Blues on the iPod and clinging to your lost humanity by rockin’ the flannel plaid and dorky baseball caps. Do you see where I’m going with this–now you must live a half-life, not able to interact with humans: Your music career no longer an option. Can’t go to college or get a job at Dad’s auto dealership or go see a friend’s band at a small venue! You’re trapped behind a façade, not able to trust anyone with your real self, having to keep away from casual contact, keeping your true self tucked away (sorry, shouldn’t use that word- don’t want you to get too tucked away.
Really, I’m worried. I‘ve never followed any celebrity gossip before, as those people didn’t ever strike me as real in the first place, and were too shallow to concern me. But you- you are intelligent and complex and sweet, and up until recently, kind of dorkily vulnerable and really clueless about the way your life would become a media circus.
Don’t let them do it, Rob, don’t let them turn you! Hang on to your indie sensibilities and find your true friends and people who understand and will protect you from the fickle fan vampires! Resist, choose your own way, grow old, get more interesting, get jowly and grizzled and paunchy, be recognized for your real talent and escape eternal damnation before it’s too late!
The Old One
What do you think? Is Rob becoming a vampire? Or…. maybe not so much a vampire, but have you noticed that 2009 promo Rob was different than 2008 promo Rob? I did. And I was sad.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in the states!
And did you see what we did here? We posted a letter- NOT written by us. Cuz that’s what we do!!! Since we’re called “Letters to Rob” and all. There was never a rule that Moon & I had to write ALL the letters. Of course we LOVE writing the letters and do write most of them, but especially when times get tough- like in the Rob drought we’re having now, we LOVE to hear from you! So Submit your letters to Rob! We know you want to tell “him” something! So send it on in!!!