Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Twilight Tuesdays

Summit is doing us a kindness and they are going to re-release Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse one night each during the month of November!  They will play in theaters across the country starting on November 1st, with added bonus features such as; behind the scenes footage, comic con footage, and interviews with the cast!!

I'm kinda stoked for the Twilight Tuesday events. It's been a long time since I saw Twilight at the theaters (6 times). Almost 3 years ago...where has the time gone?

Oh, right. Fangirling. Obsessing. Drooling over The Precious.

Time well spent, if you ask me.

I don't know about you, but I'm not ready for this ride to be over...I'd sign up for another 3 years.

Where do I re-enlist?

Check your local theaters (through Fandango, possibly) and see if they are playing at a theater near you!

TwilightMoms.com has all the details. (click here)
Trixie & Tess

Monday, October 10, 2011

#FORKS2011 - PSA

As I'm sorting through my 569 photos of my #FORKS2011 trip, I'm trying to decide how to post them and give you guys the full story without boring you to death with a major pic spam. So, I've decided to break them up into several blog posts. This first one consists of pictures from my iPhone. We all know that the real story is on the iPhone. You take pics with your iPhone (or other smart phone) that you wouldn't/didn't/shouldn't/couldn't take with your regular camera.

Think of these next few pictures as my personal Public Service Announcement for traveling to Forks. 

Plan to *squeeeeee* a lot at road signs.  I don't know what it is...just the tangible fact that you're in the land of Twitardia or what, but it initiates this frenzy...you really lose all control.

Go to Sully's.  They give you fangs with your Bella Burger and/or your Twilight Punch.  BUT be careful.  Fangs lead to hours of ridiculousness...and you could get black listed at Sully's.  I'm guess mine and Jiff's names are on there..."those that shall never be allowed to dine here again...from henceforth..." or something like that.

Frisking is what?  Good.  Right.  Do it.  LOTS.  And document it.  You'll thank yourself later.  And the weird dude in the parking lot will thank you too.  I was wondering if perhaps they have a surveillance camera set up to catch all the shenanigans that take place in the parking lot of the Forks Chamber of Commerce?

Go to the Cullen House...right next door to the Chamber of Commerce, if for nothing else than to participate in more shenanigans in Carlisle's Office...and take cheesy pictures in front of the graduation caps.  And the dude that runs the joint is really nice...and they have a pretty white kitty (so, heads up if you're allergic).

EVERYONE capitalizes on Steph's little story...and I mean EVERYONE...from the Forks Hospital to the little shack that sells firewood on your way out of town (Twilight Firewood...really?!  I highly doubt it was called that prior to 2008.)

Re-enact as many scenes as possible.  Come on.  When else will you be able to just walk to the edge of a forest with a cardboard Edward and say "say it...out loud" and your friends just laugh hysterically with you?!  Let me tell you.  NEVER.  So, take advantage of your location.
(while watching Twilight in our motel room that morning, we decided that this is how the "Distract Me" scene should have went down.)
If you run across a wooden lumberjack in the Forks Motel parking lot, it is NOT mounted properly.  Leg hitch with caution...especially while intoxicated.

Don't poop in The Hoh.  It's frowned upon.

Wherever you are...driving down the 101, venturing out into the Olympic National Forest, cruising through La Push...HONK FOR DEER. It's crucial.

We've found that they are quite lethargic and just asking to be hit.  So, do your good deed for the day and save a deers life.  It could be Edward's next meal.

This concludes my PSA for today.

No Pocket Edwards or deer were harmed during these events.  However,  a wooden lumberjack may be a tad bit more unstable.

Trixie & Tess

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

#FORKS2011 - This Is How We Do It

I don't think a lot of introduction is needed here. I went to Forks with a bunch of awesome people, the most awesomest being my roomies, Jiff and Michelle.

These are some of our adventures in the PNW.

I'll be back soon with a crap load of pics and my #FORKS2011flashbacks. I've got travel tips, insider info, and a few things you do NOT want to miss while you're there!

Hope you guys are having a great week!! *MUAH*
Trixie & Tess

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

#Forks2011 Countdown

Last year, about this time, I was absolutely devestated.  A bunch of REALLY cool people (aka Twitarded) who I had just met were planning this REALLY cool trip to a place I REALLY wanted to visit.  It just didn't seem fair.  Why couldn't I have found out about #FORKS2010 earlier...why couldn't I just drop everything and fly to Seattle...why couldn't I have my own pilgrimage to the Promise Land??  Why, why, why??  It felt like I was always living vicariously through people.

Well, that was last year.  Now, it's like Rob smiled down on me...and all of my Twilight stars lined up...and I rubbed the sparkle p33n and got like 3 vampire wishes or something...'cause I'm going this time.

I finally get to make the trek to the mecca...and it's only 15 days away!!!  15 days until Jiff and I hop on a jet plane.  15 days until we FINALLY get to meet @allthingsHHH in person...for realz...and then we'll be RL friends and force her to be Facebook friends with us.  15 days until I get to tackle hug @amandakmelby.  15 days until we're living it up in Seattle! That's like roughly 360 hours...it's 16 sleeps...only 2 more Mondays...not that I'm counting or anything.

I swear (sorta, ok not really) that I'm going to try to be on my best behavior good semi-good stay outta jail, but just in case, could we start a Pay Pal button for bail money? 

Don't forget that if you want a post card from Forks, all you have to do is email me your addy (jennykate77@gmail.com or trixieandtess@yahoo.com ) and I'll send you one while I'm there!

Love you guys like a pimp loves hoes.
Trixie & Tess

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tess Vlogs: FOOOORKS!, EW, and FF

Before you start yelling at me through the computer screen, after having a good night's sleep and plenty of coffee this morning, I know that I read FRIDAY'S AT NOON and ONCE UPON A SATURDAY last week.  I'm not a complete moron.  I swear.  I just come across that way on camera...and it adds 10lbs...and bad hair and pimples, no wait, I blame that on Aunt Flo.

So, here's a few links (title and author are linked, just click on the names) :

RaW = Righteous and Wicked by cherry.blossomz
Fridays at Noon by troublefollows1
Once Upon a Saturday by troublefollows1
The Weight of Words by georgiegirl
Somewhere Only We Know by @Suzie55 (I recommend EVERYTHING she's written!)
Animate Me by @abstractway

I hope this vlog doesn't keep us from being friends.  I would like to say I'm not that annoying in person, but it's not true.  And I can't lie.  You go to Coweta for lying and I hate that place.

Here's a few reminders:
-Send your snail mail addy to me at trixieandtess(at)yahoo(dot)com or jennykate77(at)gmail(dot)com, if you want a postcard from Forks.
-Comment on this post letting me know, if you want a chance at winning an EW w/ the Breaking Dawn cover!

Trixie & Tess

Friday, August 12, 2011

Rob Won An Adidas Sweepstakes

So, earlier this week Rob and Sam were seen around LA buying groceries...and apparently, Rob won an Adidas Sweepstakes or he has a new obsession for all things Adidas.  Something like that, because he was decked out from head to toe in Adidas.  No complaints from me.  He could wear Hammer pants for all I care.
(Pics from Robstenation)

His new Adidas wardrobe could also be courtesy of the Teen Choice Awards...they might have provided the swag bags?

Rob still had wonky hair at the Teen ...but it doesn't really matter.  I could stare at that face all day (and all night...above me or below me, I'm an equal opportunity kinda girl.)

(Pics from JustJared)

Hello, handsome.

Gah, how does Kristen survive that on a regular basis?

Kills me *ded*.

I'm going to do a vlog this weekend and post it next week.  I have a little project I want to do for Forks and some Fan Fic to discuss.  So, that'll be up on Monday or Tuesday...and possibly a little giveaway, if any of you lovelies are interested??  Hmmm??

Tell me what Fic you're reading right now.

Also, what are you top 3 Fics of all time?

Hope you girls have a great weekend!! *muah*
Trixie & Tess

Thursday, August 11, 2011

100 Monkeys Concert and Jackson Rathbone P0rn

As many of you know, I went to the 100 Monkeys concert with the lovely @JiffSimpson on Tuesday night! I popped my 100 Monkeys cherry...no longer a 100 Monkeys virgin.

Of course, we were totally on our best behavior. Ok, maybe not. But we had the BEST time! Right, Jiff? We had fun...didn't we?

We met some people, made some new Twitter friends and Jackson called me "doll"...probably the highlight of my night! Good thing Jiff made me get at the end of the line and sober up or I might not have even remembered our conversation. Thank you, Jiff! I owe you...oh, and thanks for talking me out of telling him about my BJ skillz. First drink in Forks is on me! ;)

So, you wanna hear about Jackson calling me doll? Ok, short and sweet. I was standing in line waiting to get some autographs (I wish I hadn't had those last two "Cherry Limeades"). I decided I needed a Wings on Fire t-shirt and a 100 Monkeys slap bracelet (I LOVE slap bracelets), so I handed the nice girl my debit card, but then I was close enough to Jackson that I was in a J-trance. Any of you who've seen/met him in person know what I'm talking about. I passed him my concert ticket and asked him for his autograph (reminding myself that Jiff told me the BJ discussion was the wrong way to go) and trying to keep my composure. I didn't want to go all fangirl on him. What I didn't realize was that the girl was trying to give me my card and receipt back...again, in a J-trance. So, he looked up at me, smiling, and said "there you go, doll"...and kinda winked. Yep, panty dropper.

Here's a few of my favorite pics from the concert:

 What a freakin' cutie!!
 *money shot*

 *panty dropper*

It was a good night for this junkie.  Hope you all get a chance to go to a 100 Monkeys concert while they're touring!!  It was a super fun show and I walked away loving their music even more than I did before I went.

Have you been to a 100 Monkeys Concert?  Planning on going?  Tell me about it!
Trixie & Tess

Friday, July 22, 2011

BCon, A Wonky Haircut, and Fan Fic

BCon, that's my new name for Bill Condon. We're tight. I'm thinking of starting a blog just for him.

He may be my new crush. I just love that he gets us, ya know? He cares so much for this Saga and these characters that make up our wonderful world of Twilight...and it means so much. *tear*

Next, Rob's wonky haircut.

 Didn't seem to keep Kristen's hands off of him. *WIN*
 He could shave his head and still give good Jaw P0rn.
 Thank God, the sex stare doesn't require a good haircut.
(a few of the above pics and MANY more can be found on Melbie Toast's Tumblr)
That's the Panty Dropper, folks.  If yours didn't just fall off or melt into a pile of goo, there is something wrong with you and you should proceed to the nearest doctor's office to have your pulse checked. STAT.

And last, but not least a little fic talk.

I've been reading The Screamers by KiyaRaven (@KiyaRaven on Twitter) and it is amazing...SUPER funny and a bit ridiculous at times, but one of the best I've read.  She's got a great talent for balancing the angst with the humor...and of course the LEMONS.  We can't forget about the juicy, tart, lemony goodness.  The Bella in this fic is strong and has overcome so many adversities in her life and somehow she manages to maintain her sanity...and snag a WAY HOTT and famous, Edward Cullen.  One of the most fabulous and crazy things Kiya does in this fic is introduce RPattz as a character.  I told her that she totally made my two worlds collide...and that I loved her for it.  I still have about 9 chapters left to read, thank goodness, because I'm not ready for it to be over yet!

What are your thoughts on Comic Con, BCon, and Rob's side mullet?

Reading any good fics?

Hope you all have a great weekend!

OH, and tomorrow is Trixie's birthday...she's 29 (of course)...so, wish her a happy birthday!!

I love you guys. hard.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

#SDCC Anybody??

As many of our Twitter/Blogger friends hop on planes headed to sunny San Diego for Comic Con, we set here behind our computer screens green with envy...and TOTALLY happy for those that get to go.(of course)

We were wondering, how are you spending your summer?  Are you one of the lucky people traveling to breathe the same air as The Precious and witness the Trifecta in person? 

Trixie and I are once again living vicariously through other people...gettin' our fix through Twitter and such.  We SWEAR one of these days we'll be the ones people are living vicariously through...we WILL get our Twi-moment together. (Right, Trix?!?!...please, say it's so!!)

I can't wait to see pics and get the 411 on The Con.  I'm sure it's going to be chocked full of epicness.

I hope you girls took LOTS of extra panties (or go commando) 'cause there's going to be a ridiculous amount of panty combustion...I can just feel it.  Don't say I didn't warn you.

How adorable are they??!!!  Holy cheese and macaroni.  I just want to eat them up!!! 

I hope we have TONS more moments like this after the week is up!

Wanna know what else is chocked full of epicness?  Me (Tess aka JK) going to Foooorks!   10 weeks until I fly to Seattle and meet up with a bunch of Twitards!!  I can. not. wait.

How are you spending your summer?  Any Twi-adventures?

Trixie & Tess

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fan Fic Friday with Tess

Two weeks, I told you I was reading The Submissive Trilogy. I finished up with The Training (last of the trilogy) on last Monday.  The Sub Trilogy is AH-mazing!!  My sensei, @allthingsHHH told me that it was a MUST-read for all fanfic readers and like a good grasshopper, I read it.  She was right...it's like a classic.  Everyone should read it!  (click HERE)

After The Sub, I quickly jumped into The Tutor by ItzMegan73. You can find it on fanfic.net (click HERE).

The Tutor was SOOOOOO flippin' good!!  It's about Edward and Bella as high school students and Bella is a new transfer into Forks High.  I'm sure you can guess from the title that someone is a tutor and someone a tutoree (<---is that a word?).  Anyhoo, it's a beautifully written story about E&B and it has a HEA, which is essential.  The relationships of Alice, Jasper, Rosalie, and Emmet are a fun part of the story.  I always enjoy seeing how an author is going to incorporate the supporting roles.  Edward is a badass, which is hott.  I highly recommend!!

After The Tutor, I started reading my next fic...STAT.

That's the way I deal with ending a fic, I just immediately immerse myself in a new one. If I don't, the deep dark i-miss-Edward-so-much depression sets in and I get all emo and junk. It's not pretty. You should have seen me after I finished Emancipation Proclamation (my first fic). I was such a newbie and I didn't know where to go next. Similar to when I finished the Twilight Saga for the first time. You remember that feeling of emptiness and loneliness...sitting around wondering what Edward and Bella are up to. Thank goodness for Twitter and for super awesome friends who lead me in the right direction.

So, now I know. I have to have my next fic on the back burner...ready to go.

So, after finishing the Tutor...I can't tell you what I read because it's classified...ya know, "contraband" and I don't want someone using mean words and ALL CAPS at me in the comments or on Twitter, so I'll keep it myself.  Thankyouverymuch.

Can I say that I think it's a damn shame that amazing fics have to be pulled?!  It is such a travesty. (<---again flair for the dramatics.)  In all seriousness, I've read a few fics now that are considered "contraband" and I can't imagine never getting the chance to read them. 

I'm currently reading Caged Bird Sings by @suzie55.  It feels good to be able to openly discuss a fic again!  You can find CBS and the rest of Suzie's fics on fanfic.net (click HERE) and you can chit chat w/ Suzie on Twitter @suzie55...she's all shades of awesome!

What are you reading? Do you have any rec's for me?? Do you need a rec...looking for something to read?

Let's talk fic!


Trixie & Tess

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm a Twibetween and Some Rob P0rn (for good measure)

Happy Thursday!  I think every day is a day to be celebrated, right?  I mean, we did wake up breathing this morning and Rob is still looking delicious as ever, so all-in-all, it's a going to be a good day.

PLUS, The super awesome chics at Twibetween let me be their Twibetween today!  You can read my answers to their questions HERE.  And if you're stopping by from there, I didn't want to disappoint you with a post from two weeks ago, so I specifically came over and threw up a post just for you.  You should feel special.

I think Rob is an appropriate way to celebrate any occasion...even a random Thursday or the day Twibetween pimps you on their blog.

So, let the Rob P0rn commence.

(hello, jaw p0rn. nice to see you)

I don't know about you guys, but I've been feasting daily on eye candy from the set of Cosmopolis.

Rob just looks so so yummy in his crisp white shirts, black pants, and shades.  Mmmmmm. I just wanna eat him with a spoon...or no utensils at all, yeah I'll go with my hands.

The man is sex-on-a-stick in a suit. Kills me *ded*.

Aren't him and Dean the body guard just cute?!

They make an adorable couple...I mean that in the bromance way, because of course I am Team Robsten all the way.

Which is why this picture pleases me to no end. 

Rob looks totally bored with that Sarah chic.

(**pictures from Celebuzz.com)
What have you girls been up to lately?  Are you looking forward to Cosmopolis?  Have you read the book?  Thoughts?

I'll be back tomorrow for a fan fic review post!  Hope you all have a great day!
Trixie & Tess

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fan Fic Friday with Tess

Fan fic.  It's hard to believe that a mere three months ago, I was totally oblivious to the wonderful world that was just a mouse click away.  Sure I had seen people reference fics on their blogs.  I saw a lot about some dude named Fifty and a hottass picture of Edward in a suit usually followed.  There was talk about Master of The Universe and how "Icy" was the shit.  But all of that was just talk to me.  I had never taken the plunge...never dipped my toe in the waters.

I had yet to fall into the rabbitt hole...or jump...I think I kinda jumped.  Head first.

I'm finding it difficult to even recollect how it happened.  Someone...who was it...God bless them...I've got to remember their name.  If it was you then you MUST speak up.  Whoever, it was who had me read Emancipation Proclamation...I owe them.  Like I should be indebted to them forever.

EP owned me.  I hadn't been owned by a story and characters like that since I spent 7 days reading the Twilight Saga for the first time.  It was magical.  I was so in love with Mafiaward.  It's such a powerful and moving story.  I was so invested in the characters.  I was reading it at stoplights and under the table at dinner..."bathroom breaks" at work.  Most would probably agree that it shouldn't be anyone's "first".  Not the best way to pop your fan fic cherry...it's so intense and angsty.  I spent a whole Saturday just crying...ALL DAY.

After EP, I went onto something a little more fluffy.  Edward Wallbanger.  HALLELUJAH.  I love this fic so much.  The relationships between them all are so fun.  Edward is a hunkalicious big shot photographer and Bella is an interior designer.  Edward bangs walls. A LOT. If ya know what I mean. *raises eyebrows*

Clipped Wings and Inked Armor was my third fic.  It's intense and sad...sad sad sad, but it's also HOT HOT HOT.  Tattward has been the star of many of my dreams since reading this fic. Oh, and cupcakes...you can't forget the cupcakes!  Thinking my next tattoo should be a cupcake in honor of Tattward...he is just that damn mind-blowingly-sexy. <---I think I just made that up "blowingly". Hmm. I like it.

*I got in trouble yesterday on the Twitter for proclaiming my love for CW&IA...I forget that having "contraband" and going public with that shit is against the "rules".  Rookie mistake.  Lesson learned.*

So, I'm sad to say the CW&IA is one of those AMAZING-everyone-should-read-fics that no longer is posted on fanfic.net or twilighted. *sad panda face*

As any good Grasshopper would, I've made my way through a lot of the "classics"...and I've loved each and every one of them...being OWNED by each fan fic while I was reading it...falling deeply and madly in love with Edward over and over again.  That's the beauty of fan fic.

Knotches on my Fan Fic bedpost also include:
*Misapprehension of Bella Swan (Concerning Hockey Players...or something like that) - Hockeyward and Snarkella...such fun lemons and a seriously entertaining relationship between Bella and Emmett!
*The Office - Hello, Beautiful Bastard!  Gah, I loved reading this story!  Such a fun read.  You'll never look at an office desk the same way again. Swearsies.  And you might have trouble keeping your concentration in a conference room...EVER again. <---I know this from experience.
*Master of The Universe - If Fifty doesn't own you, he should.  If you don't fantasize about the Red Room, you should.  I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on the face of Twitardia who hadn't read it...so, I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about.
*The Blessing and The Curse - another angsty heart-wrenching read...but totally worth it!  It was completely different from anything else I had read...shedding a new light on E&B's relationship.  I loved it!
*Pound of Flesh (WIP) by @sophiejax or Jaxon22 - Punkassward is the hottest criminal you'll ever want to have <---in the biblical sense.  He's angry, holds secrets, and has issues with the 'L' word.  But a few chapters in and you'll be changing your nickname to "Peaches" and eating Oreos everyday.
*Help Wanted - another FANfreakinTASTIC fic by the awesomely amazing @sophiejax - Edward is an A-list movie star and Bella is a PA in need of work, hence the title "Help Wanted".  Edward hires Bellas to be his PA and the rest is history...mixed in with a little angst, heart-warming-panty-dropping romance, and a whole lotta lemons...lemony lemony goodness. 

I'm currently reading The Submissive Trilogy by @tarasueme or tara sue me.  WOW.  Once, again...I'm totally owned by a new fan fic and falling in love with a new Edward.  Just so you know, I'll be Domward's sub anytime.  No safewords...not even a fake one.

A big thanks to the follow fan fic h00rs for keeping me in the goods and rec'ing fics for me:
@allthingsHHH - she's like my sensei
@Smitten_RPattz - also been a mentor and leads me in the right direction
@dangrdafne - gives good fic
@Mama_Cougar - gives good fic
@ChloeCougar - gives good fic
@jedecec - gives good fic
@Fiftyownsme - my newest Twitter friend and giver of good fan fic rec's
@JiffSimpson - for being my IRL Twitter friend who I can talk all things fan fic with...what a life saver!  I'd probably combust if I couldn't talk about it in person with someone.  So, thanks, Jiff!

I'm sure I've missed someone important...but I've read a lot of fan fic and it's taking up a large portion of my brain...so, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

This was just kind of a post to summarize my fan fic experience thus far, but I plan on doing a Fan Fic Friday post each week with reviews of my current reads and rec's...and requests for rec's...and maybe some pics of my current favorite Edward.

I give you PAW (I borrowed this from http://tehlemonadestand.blogspot.com/)

'Til next Friday.

h00rin' it up like nobody's business,

Trixie & Tess