Continuing with our “How I fell for Rob” series, we’re featuring a letter from Jena- one of our forum mods who has become a friend! And because Jena mentions her favorite early interviews of Rob in her letter, I’ve linked to them all to give you something to re-watch this Sunday afternoon. You’re welcome!
Once upon a time there was a 29 year old, oh, that’s me, who was sitting in her bedroom going through magazines that were piled on the floor…..And the story begins.
I subscribe to like 11 magazines. True story. I get so many and never read them right away so they usually just get thrown for when I have time. So I’m going through magazines that have piled up and I find the Entertainment Weekly magazine with you and Kristen Stewart on the cover. The first one of them that came out where your shirt is all open, you look kinda dead, and she’s got an apple in her hand. First I go “oh….that’s Kristen Stewart.” I knew her from “The Messengers” and “Panic Room”. I liked her as an actress. Then I see the apple and I’m like “wtf is that in her hand for?” Then I see you….and I’m like “who’s this guy?” But it was a “who’s this guy?” meaning I was not really into you. Then I saw the heading and thought “Twilight, what’s Twilight?” Yes, it’s true, I had not heard about this. And then I saw the word “vampire” and it grabbed my attention because I LOOOOVE vampire stories and movies. So I then ran to one of my online yahoogroups that I belong to and mentioned this to which my friend Janey said “yes, that is the book that I was telling everyone about a while back”….I had spaced this. You see, I don’t read. I read magazines and that’s about it. If I start a book it takes me a year to finish it. Ok, so back to you….That cover of EW is not a flattering shot of you at all imo. Doesn’t even look like you. I feel bad saying this but as a fan I believe honesty is good so there you go. You have permission to diss me on something.*** I thought you weren’t that good looking….dun dun dun….insert horrific cries and shocks and dropping jaws now. And I even said “why did they get this guy? Why didn’t they go with someone more popular?” I didn’t know who you were. (Keep in mind that I never want to discuss the fact that I thought that ever again because it makes me want to cry that I thought that). I was not one of those fans who did the online petition to stop you from being hired and I did not speak badly of you, I just didn’t see the appeal. Also keep in mind that I’m only basing that feeling from that EW shot. I’m not judgmental but really that photo did not attract me. Now, however, I feel awful about that. Really awful about that and I now think sun rays follow you wherever you walk and I’m convinced that love dust sprinkles out of your shoes and if you listen really closely I’m sure that a choir of angels live in your hair.*** Just sayin’.
So then I bought Twilight in late summer, read it, started falling in love with it, falling in love with Edward, could not put the book down, saw the film in November and am incredibly passionate about the series. But it’s the little things you did that brought Edward to life. The cafeteria smirk made me moan out loud, and the up close eyes shot in Biology made me gasp and the way you say the “what exactly was that?” line had me at hello. It took me about 1.799 seconds to fall in love with you and I decided to research you….
I you-tubed the heck out of you. I think the first interview I saw was the Dose.ca one, then the Variety interview from the couch and the fun interview you did in Canada with Rachelle…..(moment of silence for her please)……where you play the picture game. And then the Elvis Duran interview. And I LOVE the interview you do with Haley from Paramore. I love listening to your conversation because you talk about everything and anything and there was never a conversation lull, which tells me that you would be a good one for a conversation.
Read Jena’s list of everything she loves about Rob & agree with her after the jump!
Here’s where I realize you carry what is extremely hard to find in a man. That adorable ability to be adorable and a dork one second and turn around and be incredibly sexy and brooding the next. And you’re British- gotta love the accent! I found you adorable to listen to and to watch because you would answer anything and whatever you were thinking is what flew out of your mouth. No BSing, no filter, and was totally honest and unphased. You have a hilarious sense of humor and aren’t afraid to laugh at yourself. And I love how your voice changes in conversation with emotion, even that has personality. I can’t help but watch interviews with a dumb ass grin on my face and laugh throughout while wanting to meet you out back behind a dumpster at the same time.*** You’re also incredibly adorable and sexy and you don’t see it. You also don’t give yourself the proper credit you deserve. I appreciate your humbleness and how none of your sudden fame gave you a big head. You seem well rounded and come from a good place surrounded by the right people. After reading about your life and career and seeing that you’re still best friends with people you’ve been friends with since you were young makes you loyal and I found that admirable. When you smile and your eyes squint shut and your mouth opens wide into that gorgeous smile and you laugh…..everything is right in the world. I also adore a man who is musically talented. Music is something I’m really passionate about and when you sing you can hear the passion and emotion in your voice. Plus there is something so sexy to me about a man’s hand on a piano or guitar. Swoon! I also love how you sew your shirts up when they get holes in them. You obviously now have millions but refuse to buy new clothes. Love it! Things that I wouldn’t normally think cute things about like sewing up shirt holes, wearing stained shirts in public, admitting your about to shit your pants in an acceptance speech, microwaving a carrot, borrowing a best friend’s sweaty shirt to wear to an awards show because your clothes are dirty, hoodie wearing, I find all endearing.
So along with being a fan of your acting, the “acute fondness” has also transferred over to you as a person. I’m doing things as a 30 year old that I did back in the days when I was wearing slap bracelets, playing mash and ratting my hair bangs, and that’s……buying things like Bop and Tiger Beat*** at the grocery store and not thinking twice or feeling like the doofus that I am at the checkout counter when I do it, just because you’re featured along with Twilight related topics. True story. I hung a 5 foot long poster of you as Edward on my bedroom door***, which has now been replaced by the New Moon poster in which my sister asked me if I was 14. I’ve bought things at Hot Topic. I record all media shows and have a collection of interview dvds. I have key chains and desktop wallpapers.*** I see things at the grocery store like hot pockets and heineken and I get the giggles.*** If anyone mentions a dumpster my head goes immediately to you.*** (I realize all of these things sound creepy but uh….yeah, I admit to them).
And now I’m a fan of blogs and check them religiously, I log into LTR and LTT and the forum first thing when I get to work in the morning. Obviously you can see where my priorities lie.*** I go on vacation and get withdrawals from not knowing what’s going on.**** I have met some amazing people who I now call incredible friends, who I talk to on a daily basis and it’s all because of you, Rob!
So I have UC, Moon, Janey who turned me onto Twilight, and you, Rob to thank for that!
❤ all your faces!
Yours in hot pockets and microwave parties,
(***notes ‘I’m not crazy, I’m just sarcastic with an acute fondness’)
Doesn’t’ it fell like there’s a pattern with these letters by now? Girl never heard of Twilight; Girl finds out about Rob; Girl thinks Rob is “meh”; Girl sees Twilight; Girl obsessed over Rob; Girl proves why he deserves to be obsessed over! Is YOUR story any different?