Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Yet Unexplored Land

When I found out a while ago, that a male (yes: male!) Twilight fan was among my followers, I was beyond excited.
Well, I've always been pretty sure that male twihards existed, but to actually meet one is a little like seeing the monster of Loch Ness. In my excitement, I wrote him a mail in which I congratulated him, being my first follower with a wiener. He mailed me back, and after we had mailed forth and back a few times I saw, he was a cool guy and very open and funny - so I asked him for this interview. To my great pleasure, and despite my threat to put Artsie and Fanny in charge, he said yes. So please enjoy the mystery tour into the yet unexplored land:

The Mind of a Male Twihard

ARTSIE: So please tell us who you are in three or so sentences.

IWACP: Three sentences.... thats it? Wow - great way to start an interview, limit me to three sentences. Thanks a lot Artsie! *winks at Fanny* OK - first off, I would like to thank Betti for letting you two beautiful ladies interview me for such a wonderful blog!!!!

ARTSIE: As far as I know, Betti asked for this interview. But I'm sure she will appreciate your kind words.

IWACP: So about me... I am a 26 year old male, hopeless romantic. I coach fast pitch softball, I have ambitions of being a police officer. I enjoy drawing self portraits, watching and participating in a majority of sports, trying new beer, watching the U.F.C, and of course reading Twilight.       

ARTSIE:  And you sure, you're a guy?

IWACP:  *laughs* The last time I checked *winks at fanny* Would you like pictures?

FANNY: Oh, pictures, yes!! I'd love to see some! And you are drawing? Well, you know, I'm drawing too. Did you see my storyboards and portraits of the Twilight casts? Oh... ooOOooh - is that Alice?? Let me see...

IWACP:  Yes... uhm -  I'm not too happy with it though, it looks awkward. I'm going to do it again... im working on Edward right now.

FANNY: You did that?! What do you mean, 'not too happy with it'? It's awesome!! See, Artsie? He's even artistic!!

IWACP: Oh, well... thank you, Fanny!

ARTSIE:  Ok. But that's not why we are here!
Why in hell did you read Twilight???
Who made you, and what did they held over your head????
Or worse, did you see the movie first, and then...?

IWACP: *sighs* I saw the movie first...I work very close to a movie theater and couldn't believe the turn out of women at midnight for a movie. The line stretched around the building. I was shocked, so I called my sister to figure out what the deal was? She explained the phenom and acted like I was dumb for not knowing what it was. We ended up going the next day to see the movie. I enjoyed the low budget film, and wanted to know what happened. I bought the books and had them done in a week.... who knew!!! 

ARTSIE: So it's actually worse than I thought....

FANNY: Artsie!!! Just because he...
Really - he's our guest! And such a nice guy...
I apologize on behalf of the of the other half.

IWACP: It's all good. *whispers to Fanny:* I think she might be jealous of us *wink wink* 

FANNY: *whispers back:* So true! *giggles*
OK - do you have a girlfriend? *waggles eyebrows*

ARTSIE: This really doesn't belong here, Fanny,

FANNY: Yes, it does! 
I mean, you're not gay, or... are you??

IWACP: Artsie, its ok! She can ask what ever she likes, i am an open book!!  
I don't have a girlfriend. I attract crazies that have no clue what they want.... the last one actually made fun of me for liking Twilight, so I knew it wouldn't work out. 

FANNY: Oh noez - say it ain't so! What a bitch!! I would never...

IWACP: I know, Fanny. I am a hopeless romantic; that's what attracted me to the story. So I have hope that my own personal Bella is out there. (even though I would prefer Alice but I think you know what I'm saying) 

FANNY: Awwww....

IWACP: And no, I am not gay. I might have stereotypical gay tendencies... shopping, a sense of style, fabulous hair... using the word fabulous. But I like women, there is nothing more beautiful then a woman's body *blushes*

FANNY:  See? Ha!

ARTSIE: Yeah, yeah... what is it about the name?
Alice Cullen's pajamas? That's weird...

IWACP: Well... first off, Alice Cullen is my fictional crush, so I wanted to use a name that would express that. I came across a sticker on myspace that said "Superman wears Alice Cullen pajamas". So if Superman can wear pajamas, that have Alice Cullen on them, so can I.  

ARTSIE: Superman wears Ali........ uhm.... really?

FANNY: Good answer, dude!!! *claps hands* Gimme five! *does high five with IWACP*
Ok, back to Twilight - can you name your three most fave Twilight moments, whether from the books or the movie, and tell us why you like them and how you felt when you read/watched them, please?

ARTSIE: Oh gawwd... *rolls eyes*

IWACP: How bout both?
Top 3 from the series: 
1. Bella turning... Bella sometimes can get on my nerves while human. After she turned we finally got to see her from the vampires perspective. She was much more enjoyable to read about after she wasn't so fragile any more.
2. The fight from Eclipse - I loved it, I actually wished she'd split the two fights up like what she did in Breaking Dawn with Bella's story and Jacob's story. I would have loved to read about the rest of the Cullen's fighting.
3. The goodbyes in Breaking Dawn - I have to admit I cried when Bella has to say goodbye to Reneesme, and Jacob it broke my heart. If a book can get me to cry then it has to be a top emotional moment.

FANNY: Oh... did you know, that Edward saying Goodbye to Jacob ... "my brother" and such *swoons* ... that's Betti's No1-fave-moment of the whole series? I swear!

IWACP: Oh really? ok... the movie: 
1. Edward sucking the venom out of Bella when she starts to fade. I hate the way he looks, but the song that is playing in the background (let me sign - by rob) makes the whole scene. It plucked at my heart

FANNY: Oh... that's Betti's No1-fave-moment of the movie! You have a lot in common with her...

IWACP: 2. Meeting the family was a very comical scene - "wow she does smell good",  rose breaking the bowl, Alice being so friendly and Jasper struggling to be in the room.
3. The fight scene and the baseball scene were a toss up for 3. I like the baseball scene, because of 'hello, baseball!' - the first scene kinda ment for guys....., and I liked the fight scene, because another scene to attract the men, but that Alice is the fierce one it's so HOT!!!!!!!

ARTSIE: I see. *clears throat* Do your friends make fun of you a lot because of this Twilight thing? Are there any friends left at all? Or do you hide your... uhm, problem?

FANNY:  Artsie!!!! I'll tell Betti! You're so rude...

IWACP: I have plenty of friends, and they constantly make fun of me for liking twilight. The female friends love it, but it's my male friends that give me a hard time. 
I actually don't hide it. I'm proud of it. You have to be very comfortable in your sexuality to admit it, and I am so I have no issue with it. 
FANNY:  Yeah!!! *pumps fist* Twihard and proud of it! *shares another high five with IWACP*

ARTSIE: *shakes head*

FANNY: Never mind Artsie. I love you!
Are you very excited about the NM movie?? Ohmygod, I'm half died already!! What are you looking forward to the most?

IWACP: I'm very excited - actually one movie theater in town has already sold out of its first two showings, but I will find a way to get in, I got the hook up :) ...what I look forward to the most besides Alice Cullen having a more prominent role in this movie: I'm looking forward to the budget they got to spend, it should make for better special effects, better scenes, and a better movie... oh. I can't forget the wolves!  

FANNY: Uhh... and are you a spoiler bunny?

IWACP: I am. I cant resist, it's so tempting to watch. I just saw the break up scene and the Volturi scene on the danger magnet. I was very impressed 1. Rob's american accent seems less forced, and he made the words he said hurt... I felt bad for Bella after watching Edward say those lines (Kristen *shrugs* seemed a little more believable, she showed a tiny range of emotion). The Volturi scene seems a little different from the book. Tthey seemed to add a little more action to it which can be a good move in my opinion.

ARTSIE: What about fan fic? Do you know any?

FANNY: Fan fic, yes... oh, good question, Artsie!

IWACP: You had to ask this question didn't you.... Yes, I have read some actually, and I'm not sure I was ready for what I found *eyes widen*. The first ones I read were the ones Betti has recommended *jaw dropped*. All I can say is wow those stories were very descriptive. 

FANNY: Yeah, right?

IWACP: I read "I favor fire" which had a very funny ending, your "forever girl" which actually frustrated me to no end.... Im a monogamous type of person to read that she cheated - ouch!!! "Bedtime stories" was nice and light, and somewhat comical. "clipped wings and inked armor" was well written but I got done with the first chapter, realized there were 21 more and gave up. 

ARTSIE: Big mistake, just saying...

IWACP: I also have read some that Cutie from S.S.T.B recommended that were a little more tame. I like the idea of fans recreating or finishing a story.  And of course, the lemons in all the stories were well written, very descriptive and very easy to visualize.      

FANNY: Oh, you shoud read Your True Colors btw. I figured you like Betti... a little? As the woman she is, I mean? You said she's hot and else... so just so you know, that story is losely based on events from her RL, did you know that? *wink*

IWACP: *gapes* 
FANNY: Uhm, well... anyway...  *cough* did it bother you that there were no lemons in Twilight?

IWACP: *laughs* Not really, knowing S.M. conservative background. I think she actually may have pushed her boundaries a little, I found Bella to get more and more suggestive (rightfully so it is her bf / husband) as the story progressed.

FANNY: Do you like the lemons in those fan fics??

IWACP: *blushes* They weren't bad.

FANNY: Awwww... Artsie, look - he blushes! Isn't that sweet? Come here, you... *jumps IWACP and smooches him fiercly on the cheek*

IWACP: Oh... what... uhm, yes - can someone please explain to me why you call them lemons though?? I have a few ideas but I'm probably way off .....

ARTSIE: Oh, how did I know you would ask that question? Anyway, this is what wikipedia has to say about that:

Explicit sex stories in general, especially in anime fan fiction, are known as lemon, lemony-goodness, and lemonade, a term which comes from a Japanese slang term meaning "sexy" that itself derives from an early pornographic cartoon series called Cream Lemon. The term lime denotes a story that has sexual themes but is not necessarily explicit. "Lemon" stories without much plot other than sex are also referred to as smutfics or as PWPs ("Porn Without Plot" or "Plot? What Plot?"). These terms are also sometimes used now to describe original amateur fiction that is published online.

FANNY: Uhu...  thanks, Artsie. 
Back to you, IWACP. So you read these lemons.... and then? I mean, what's going on then??? Come on... does it work? No need to be shy here, you know. We're even rating stories here by a Wet Panty count, ok?

ARTSIE: Jesus, Fanny! What do you want to hear? Three out of five marble boners?!
You don't need to answer that, IWACP...

IWACP: Artsie, it's cool! Remember? Open book! Ok, I now understand why you use that rating... men can get turned on by the most simple of things. So if it can dampen panties *feels weird for saying that* it can turn us on without a problem.... so, yes it works!!!

FANNY: Can I see?

ARTSIE: Fanny!!! This is really... God! Get a grip, will you?!

FANNY: Ok, ok... *giggles* Was worth a try,,,

IWACP: Thanks so much for having me, ladies, all three of you! I hope we can do this again *winks at Fanny one more time* 

FANNY: *winks back* Any time, sweetheart...

ARTSIE: Well... thanks, IWACP, for this remarkable and enlightening interview. I've learned a lot, which is a good thing. I think. Or so. 

FANNY: It is, Artsie! And... hey, folks - the guy is so brave, outing himself, talking lemony goodness and such... give him some love, ladies, and comment!!


uhyesplease said...

Great interview you three crazy ladies (and I mean that in the best sense of the word!) And yes, IWACP - you are a very brave a soul, gallavanting around such an estrogen fest like the twifandom. However, you're very smart too - I'm hoping you hook up with a hot single lady looking for her Edward!

Oh - it's ok that you're a little frustrated with my story. :) No hard feelings! Pushy (my lovely beta) and I discussed the morality issue and to be honest, I excpected to get flamed hard and heavy. That said, it's fiction, so, all's fair in fake-land, imho. :)

Anyway - great insite to you and thanks for doing the interview!!!
*Hugs* (in a totally non-YFG way!)

cutie said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! This is my favoritest interview EVER!!!

*gathers everyone into a big group hug* Hey um... Fanny, really? Are you gonna just cop a feel on IWACP right in front of us all? Kinda awkward but what the hell. *winks*

Oh and IWACP, I do so solemnly swear to NEVER tell any of our real life friends that you are officially reading lemony fafics. Your secrets are safe with me. *grins wickedly*

Anonymous said...

Oh, IWACP, you're the one that called me out on The Danger Magnet for being Team Edward! I should have KNOWN you were a guy ;)

If you think our one-shots are descriptive, you ain't seen nothing (The Office and Wide Awake for example). And I totally agree with you about Bella - she's much more interesting as a vampire.

itsjustme said...

This was great. Funny and informational. Love it!

bierbeck said...

When I decided this summer that I wanted to read Twilight I sent a message out on Facebook to my friends to see who had it so i could borrow it. At the time I did not want to buy it in case I did not like it!!! (who knew how that would turn out) Anyway, one of my friends responded that her husband has all 4 in hardback and I was welcome to borrow them. She herself had never read them and was not interested, but her husband loved them. I thought it was a little weird:) Maybe not.

KG said...

IWACP, you are wonderful, and very brave. Thank you for being an open book, and proving to the world that a man can love twilight and have his man-card still intact.

Great Job!

One Pushy Fox said...

IWACP - Thank you so much for being brave enough to do this! I have to think it must occasionally be awkward to be a man and have a hobby/interest that is thought of as being a feminine sort of thing, but I know I always enjoy your perspective on things. :)

And I agree that it's heartening to see that there are still hopelessly romantic men out there for my single friends (I thought I had snagged the last one). I'm sure you're Alice is waiting for you patiently in a dinner somewhere.

Annie said...

IWACP, you are amazing to agree to this interview, and thank you Betti (and Fanny! And Artsie!) for the great questions. I love that one of our Twilight bloggy friends is boy. And I predict that IWACP won't stay single for too long... like my mom would say, he's a keeper! ;)

Fire Crotch said...

I have to say that I'm a little jealous. We do have a male follower on the blog, but I only think he follows because he thinks Bitches is hot. Heh.

I actually laughed out loud...a couple of times. Fanny, you are my hero. When I grow up I want to be you.

IWACP - great interview and kudos to you for being so forthcoming.

Mrs. Vanquish said...

Ok IWACP, can I hug you? May I ?? pretty please???

I love this interview, thanks so much girls for doing this but most of all thanks IWACP for your great honesty. I loved how you answered all the silly questions the girls had for you.

I would love seeing NM together with you.

And I say the same what the other girls before me said, you will find your Alice. I mean, so many women are complaining about their men not being romantic or emotional enough. Your have both and you are still a man. Does that makes sense? I hope...

You need a Twitter account really, you would have so much fun with all the girls around! I promise!

Thanks Mr. Open book! *waves*

Honolulu Girl from Trueblood Twilight said...

@IWACP I adore you for doing this interview and for embracing what you love. Exactly as you said, but I'll say it differently. Who gives a shit what people think!

LOL! @The girls. This was a very clever idea for a post. I enjoyed it thoroughly and enjoyed your comments.

*Kisses to all of you! and I agree with Mrs. V. IWACP (damn that's a lot of letters. *whew*) Please do get a twitter account.

Anonymous said...

@IWACP *waves* HI!!!! *jumps up & down* can you see me over the crowd? I'm such a shorty..well average height..sucks and I dont wear heels.. ever.. anyhow.. HI!!!

I just loved reading this!! WOOT! I've seen you around some.. It's nice to "meet" you..

Smuttier Than You said...

*claps hands and dances around living room sticking tongue out at grumpy husband* First off, it is sooooo nice to meet you IWACP!!! This was a great interview and I love that you were so open to play along and give honest answers. Second, *high five* for loving Twilight and Alice! That lil pixie is hawt! Now I'm off to find you on Twitter!

Call of Duty Widow said...

Welcome to the club IWACP! You're very brave for being so open about your Twilight love in RL. Stay strong.

And I don't know how you three ladies can write such a wonderful interview when you're sick. Incredible!

SBGDGT said...

Well, hell. What can I say that hasn't already been said? Um... It's awesome, nope... I'm proud, nu-uh... Brave, your day will come, alice is waiting... All said!

Oh! You're not gay!? (sorry, but yes, that's the first thing that pops into peoples mind when they see Male and Twilight) See, there are those of you straight guys that can enjoy the books if you give it a change *eyeballing hubs* Good for you! (You don't happen to be a Pisces do you?) lol ;)

And I know that some of those FanFics are kinda long, but they are really rewarding! Wide Awake, being my first, was just beyond words! Go for it! "You can do it!" (sorry, kinda like sandler and schneider) Anyway, Welcome to the circle :) I'm still kinda new here and everyone is GREAT!

SBGDGT said...

OH OH OH!!!! (as opposed to HO HO HO)

Your drawing of Alice is WONDERFUL! I know that most of the time an artist is never 100% satisified, but I think it is great! :) You are definitely gifted! And good luck w/ becoming a police officer! We can always use more of them out there! Except for here, b/c here they are lame and arrest people for stupid shit and let criminals go free. Or taze a man who was clearly not a threat just to be aquitted... *sigh* maybe you should come here and straighten these guys out! :) Lol

Susie From ApplesnFeathers said...

so I'm a little late commenting on this awesome interview...sorry :-( but great job ladies and to IWACP..I think I'm in love(now I sound like the weirdos that you apparently attract LOL)