September 23, 2009

New Twilight Tees -- Subtle Perfection for Closeted TwiCrack Addicts Like Moi

Radaronline has a preview of the Nordstrom Twilight line that will be in stores soon. See more here.

Now this is something a closeted TwiFreak like me can wear. :-)

So how is it that I'm still in the closet after all this time? Because of shiz like this: My buddy from college got wind of my supposedly *SECRET* blog from a mutual friend, and when we were having a nice dinner out with our husbands, she asks, "So, what is this 'Crack Twilight' vampire thingy you're doing? Isn't that book for 7th graders??"

Then
to my deep CHAGRIN, my husband, who had more than a few glasses of wine, proceeds to out me and my juvenile adventures failing at set-stalking in Vancouver and how we went to see 100 Monkeys (who?) and snagged photos with an actor largely only known to Twilight fans (Ashley) in a freaking bathroom last spring (I'm not a freak, I swear!). Having barely even heard of the Twilight Saga, they looked at me like I am on (twi)crack with two heads.

At least he didn't tell them I took photos of Pocket Edward all over Vancouver.

Hmph.

-- Secret Teenybopper for Life TCA
Yes, I'm a grown woman and I took this photo!

38 comments:

  1. come out of the closet!! it's so liberating!! :D

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  2. Oh, I would wear that. Love it!

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  3. TCA what happen to the sisterly spirit? We support each other as long as we aren't hurting anyone it's should be RAH! RAH! RAH! TCA.

    As for Mr. TCA - heck, I understand. A few glasses of wine will have me and many I know telling you are deepest darkest secrets or more likely those of the person sitting next to us. Who knows why it happens - the wine some how just loosens the lips and verbal diarrhea occurs.

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  4. I know!! These Chellesley Wicks don't know what they're missing out on!

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  5. @TJB...the sad thing is, Twilight talk is now NORMAL for mr. TCA. but these friends...they didn't even know what Twilight was, so he sounded like he was on crack too.

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  6. I love your blog! When I came out of the TwiCloset, my husband said, "You are WAAAAY out of the main Twilight demographic, honey."
    Memo to hubby: I don't care!
    Thanks for representing!

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  7. And I must say I love your pocket Edward photos! I don't go a day without reading your blog, which is awesome by the way, and I'm 12 plus 46. I believe that anyone who doesn't understand that Stephanie's novel are for all people of all ages are simply not informed. See tomorrow.

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  8. Hey..whats wrong with this obesssion? Who says you must be young and barely out of adolescence to appreciate the phenomenon? How would I get through a work day at a major airline without this and other pithy and humerous blogs. So what if a few flights are delayed because I am hunched over my computer looking for the latest picture of RPatz...KStew..and various Twilight players..I've been to St. Helens..Kalama..Viewpoint Inn and a secret location in the Portland where the real Cullen house is...I apologize for nothing..

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  9. OMG it took me so long to work out the last word on the shirt i was just about to ask what is said when i had one more look and now i understand it lol i love it and want it

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  10. #Anonymous @ 12:47 AM, I couldn't make out that last word either!! Finally got it after getting another Twicrack addict to read it, haha. I love this shirt already :)

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  11. Oh TCA I feel your pain. My FIL outed me and my Pocket E video out to a whole family I didn't know on the 4th of July. I was mortified but the cute thing was that he did it because he thought my video was quite clever and he was proud..awwwww. Right after he outed me one woman turned to her cousin and said "That's cool we have been known to take photos of action figures too." Who knew, freaks are everywhere. I mean that in the most endearing way of course. I say screw 'em you are loved by thousands--so there. ;-)

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  12. @TCA: There's nothing better than converting your friends to Twi - I'm at 13 and counting - people I thought would dismiss it are now coming to conventions with me, lol ;)
    - Lorabell

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  13. ME too ! I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS OBSESSION !

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  14. That is so funny!!! When I was at the airport reading Breaking Dawn, I hid it. I thought I am 32 and people are going to stare at me. I had such a complex. I couldn't even imagine hiding a website. You should come out on a Dirty Little Secret show on Oprah!!!! That would be the the best.

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  15. I think we are a growing majority out there...meaning the "grown women" who are quite obsessed w/ all things Twilight. In fact, this is the one topic that brings my sisters-in-law and I into a deep, frenzied conversation. And yes, our husbands roll their eyes in unison as we crowd around a computer screen together to watch the newest trailer of New Moon, fogetting about the kids for a brief 3 minutes.

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  16. My kids (ages 2 & 6)are the ones who rat me out... at home, I call R-Patz my "boyfriend". So now when they see pics of him at stores (full sized cardboard cutouts, magazine covers, etc...) they both yell to me, very excitedly, "LOOK MOM! YOUR BOYFRIEND!" My husband just shakes his head and walks away. BTW, I am 37. :-)

    Also, I LOVE Pocket Edward pics...

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  17. Haha, what a funny story! haha
    "At least he didn't tell them I took photos of Pocket Edward all over Vancouver." haha

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  18. TCA, I read your blog everyday, please don't let anyone make you stop! I am 36 with 2 kids and at first I felt I had to mention "I am usually a more literary reader" to anyone who found out about my obsession with all things Twilight. But I think Stephenie Meyer explained it best in an interview where she says she "may not be the best writer but she is a great storyteller". She is an awesome storyteller!! I love Edward and he is doing a lot for my hubby's sex life so he no longer complains ;-)

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  19. hahah!

    Thanks for the support, everybody! xoxoxooxo

    i love you guys!

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  20. haha love the pocket edward picture!

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  21. Oh, I can soooo relate to that :) I'm only venturing out of the closet to defend the beloved saga to somebody who's clearly crossing the lines :))) Otherwise I just lead my quiet "grown up" life in there, with the winter clothes and hats ;)))

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  22. We're all in the same boat (age-wise) at least ;) I guess I'm not exactly a closeted Twi-fan because I know one other person my age who is a fan (and other people don't know enough about the series either way to comment on it)... Honestly, YOU GUYS are the people I talk to about Twilight everyday!! You guys rock! And TCA, I've said it before, but this is my fav Twi fan blog. It's the first one I read everyday. And the only one I suggest news to. I always refer to Stephenie's quote where she said, "I never wrote a young adult novel in my life..." She never intended Twilight to be a YA novel. That was the publisher. Other people are really missing out if they don't read it for that reason alone...

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  23. Well I'm 25 and you know people make fun of me at work because of my obsession and you know what I tell them? I don't care! I know how you feel TCA and everyone here feels the same but because of you I have a place where I can feel at home and I don't have to hide my feelings toward Twilight and I don't feel ashamed of this! This is my safe place! My boyfriend is very supportive thank God for that but still is not easy being a Twilight Fan these days and most of all being more than a teen! If you're 15 it's okay to be obsessed but what about us? We have the same right to be a fan of Twilight and read the books everywhere we want! Thanks to you a lot of people is happy and out of the closet! Keep this thing going because we aren't going anywhere!

    @Lorabell - I converted my sister, my cousin and one friend haha it's a short list but at least we have 3 more people in our side! haha

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  24. I am a 28 yr old married mother of three girls....Alex 9, Sami 3, Bella 6months. I am definately a twihard. My husband chose our youngest's name....of course I did nothing to warn him :) So let me tell you I am out and proud. Even have a TwiMom bumper sticker! I LOVE TWILIGHT!

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  25. @CI, I'm agree, we have the same right!! TCA,Thanks a lot!!!I'm 27 and finally I found a place to feel OK with my twi adiction, LOL.And I love your pocket Edward picture.

    @Lorabell, I had a short list of people converted: my sister, my mom and two friends :)

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  26. I am 32 years old with a five year old daughter and I am slowly coming out of the closet.

    When I find a kindred spirit or anyone willing to let me babble on about Twilight I'm like a thirteen year old talking about her current crush. I do that shriek/whisper thing completely with flailing hands and wide eyes :-)

    The closer that it gets to Nov. 19th the more I want to change my Facebook status to TEAM JACOB!!!!!!! and scream from the rooftops that I am a complete Twicrack addict. Thanks for supplying my drug, TCA :-)

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  27. @angelinaserafina - "I'm 12 plus 46" - haha!! too funny - and one of the reasons I love Twilight so much is that is makes me feel like I'm 12 and in LUUUURV again (but without all that other b.s. stuff that goes along with being 12 - lol).

    TCA, you've gotta work on those friends of yours - turn them to the Twi side - you know you want to (and most people come willingly once you get them to crack the book...).

    : )

    P.S. I am SO getting in line and snatching up some of those clothes when they come out!!

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  28. It is much worse for guys. I'm a 40 year old father of three and I decided I better read the books so that I would know what my 12 year old girl was getting into. Two months later I a read them all 4 times in a row! I keep the ebooks and audio books, Twilight the motion picture and soundtrack and all the trailers (including the Comicon and MTV extended) on my iPhone. Every time the subject comes up the guys at the office make me turn in my "Man Card". (sigh) At least my 12 year old thinks I'm cool! She's writing fan fiction now too... she's got quite a gift for it too. You can read at www.fanfiction.net/u/2016962/MusicWriter

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  29. i am a grown woman closeted twicracker too. you are not alone... and i love your blog so keep up the good work!

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  30. Okay, so skip the grown woman comment above mine and you'll see my dad's, freaky? Yes. Wierd? Yes. Obsessed? Yes. Crazy? Bingo. Cool? Maybe!
    And for the record, just because I'm clumsy,get dizzy when I smell blood, have self-esteem issues, and have all the mannerisms of Kristen Stewart, AND look kind of like her, doesn't mean that I'm Bella DAD!!!! Sheesh. Parents.

    Oh, and if you like reading FanFiction come check my story out! Anonymous reviews are welcome and I love getting feedback!

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  31. that's awesome Twilight, DAD!!!! i'm gonna check you out. :)

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  32. TwiCrack Addict - I was laughing so hard when I read your post - this seems to be happening repeatedly to me now. Now I'm working for a RPattz site, so I am REALLY getting it. :) I try to downplay it honestly - I'm 33, and have three kids. I too, am totally embarassed when my husband brings it up. I say we just buy all those people that we run into and act like this, the Twilight book for Christmas.
    They won't know what hit them. :)

    Oh and I LOVE the shirt! This was actually more of the type of Twilight gear I was hoping for. I can't show up at my kid's school in one of those shirts with all the actors faces on it, I'd get mocked. I like how Subtle it is. sweet!

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  33. I too can so relate to all of you! I live in Vancouver, I'm 43 mother of two and my sister (40) is flying in, as I write this, to Vancouver for what she calls a "vacation" but as we all know it's a visit based soley on Twilight and the hopes of running into someone from the cast!
    Twilight has reconnected us in so many ways to each other and to our teenage years.
    I have had those dinners too when my husband has "outed" me infront of friends and I DON"T CARE ANYMORE! I love Twilight and all that goes with it! Keep up the blog I LOVE IT and I too visit TCA every day!

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  34. You inspired me to out myself as well, on my very own blog. Teeny boppers unite!

    http://2sistersblog.com/2009/09/23/outing-myself/

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  35. You are not alone in being too old to be THIS involved!!! I am 31 and work at a doctors office. I am utterly obsessed with Twilight!! My coworkers think I am slightly demented, but they don't know the characters like I do!! LOL I need a Pocket Edward so he can see Oklahoma! Where do you find one? BTW, I check my TWICRACK every day. I have told sooo many people about your blog.

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  36. i am a very proud 29 year old twicrack addict from long island, ny. there is NOTHING to be ashamed of.

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