Pssst....I need this to be a super safe place right now to share something.
The meet and greets with Rob and Jackson and the other Twilight stars have been all the buzz lately! I'm left dumbfounded and starstruck over my friends venturing out there and meeting these actors that we love who play characters we love!!! I still marvel at the fact that I met Peter and now I've met Jackson (story yet to be told). I've been ecstatic for my friends who have met so many of the stars and feel giddy at the thought of more upcoming events with opportunities for pictures and encounters and awesome stories about respect! Stephenie Meyer may have created characters on paper for her world of Twilight, but as fans we found ways to incude ourselves in her world. We've faced torrential downpours, and long lines, lost luggage, and flight delays...but we've also never felt stronger in her world.
Errr...something like that.
But as I sit here watching Twilight early on this rainy morning I admit that I have a lot of fantasies about meeting Rob, none I'm sure of which would ever pan out. Thankfully some of those special fantasies I have lived out in dreamland. So putting those fantasies aside, with watching Twilight I'm reminded of my fantasy of meeting Rob and him dropping a Twilight line on me just for the fun of it!!!
Twilight is how I fell for Rob! When I watch the movies now I imagine me meeting him at a Twilight shindig. I greet him timidly. He says hello to me, asks me how I'm doing, thanks me for supporting him and then in the ultimate sign of appreciation for my love for Twilight he goes into character and drops a line on me. I melt to pieces.
Errr, am I the only one who has thought this?
I mean we say the lines and write the lines in our own lives all the time, right?
It's a necessary part of our vernacular, isn't it?
Even Mr. ATP gets in on it. Have I told this story before? We were at a red light one day and a black New Moon/Eclipse model Volvo pulled up next to us and he says, "Oh good, Cullen's here." Nice, right?
A Twilight quote out of Rob would just completely disable me, intrigue me, and make me laugh all at the same time. Why? Because NO ONE could say those words the way Rob does. It's not just the words themselves, it is his voice and his inflection in how he said them in the movies--the emotion we feel in response to hearing his version of those words. It's just something that can't be recreated. In the same way Waxward has missed the mark over and over again at trying to capture Rob, anyone else saying those words is just a tribute to Twilight and worthy of a giggle, but could never replicate the feelings we have in gut reaction to hearing Robward's version that represents the a character and a story we all love.
So let's pretend Rob and his manager types understand what a BFD this would be to me (and others? please say you'd love it too) if we were to meet Rob at a meet-n-greet where he was willing to give us a line. Which line would you want him to say to you? I've thought about this...here and there...or half as many times as I've watched Twilight (you do the math). And each time I think I have the right line picked out, I hear him say another one and think, yes that one would be great to hear him say in person.
Here are my top 5 choices that would make me float away up to cloud 9 to hear Rob say in person:
5. "You don't know how long I've waited for you."
(pinning me against the wall for effect would help this scenario)
4. "Marry Me." (said both ways, of course)
3. "You're my only reason to stay alive, if that's what I am."
2. "Believe me, I want to."
1.5. "What if I'm the bad guy?"
1.25 "You are my life now."
All so, so good, right? But you know which line I would pick hands down every time?
By the restaurant scene the first time I watched Twilight was when I was sporting a smitten, eyes were popped out of my head crush and I was thinking 'sweet marmalade this boy is beautiful' and then Robward scrunches up his nose in hesitation of revealing his internal struggle and pours his tortured soul out when he says,
1. "I don't have the strength to stay away from you anymore."
Gone to hell in a handbasket.
I might have to revisit this topic after seeing Breaking Dawn but for now, it seems like Edward's best lines were found mostly in the first movie. Do you agree?
So if you knew Rob was going to drop a Twilight Saga quote on you at the end of a meet-n-greet what line would you want him to give you? Would you want him to say something funny to help break the tension and/or make you laugh or something emotional?
Let's stick to Twilight quotes for now, but if there is a good amount of you admitting here that you wouldn't mind him dropping a line on you but from another movie, I'll do a separate post on that and we can share those quotes. Hell we can even do a separate quote on Rob dropping a fanfiction line. I know most of us wouldn't mind walking away from a meet and greet with Rob and hearing him say, "Laters, baby."
**All screencaps from TwilightPoison.com