Thursday, August 4, 2011

Post Comic Con Thoughts

I have been paying much less attention lately.  In part because of work.  In part because of some new time consuming hobbies (FiFa11 on the Xbox 360, a new book series.) Even if the NFL season didn't happen, I now really enjoy what the rest the world calls "football" just as much & my TV stays glued to The Fox Soccer Channel.  Hey, at least it's not FoxNews.   I'll mention the main reason for my recent avoidance in a moment.

I am trying to limit this blog to discussions about Kristen only  If you have read my past entries, you already know why.   You know we have new standard when it comes to male haircuts.  So I took a hair razor (with the setting on #2) and commenced to emulating a certain someone's boyfriend's haircut.  I thought for certain I would have women crawling all over me but it just hasn't worked out that way.   Darn my luck.  Lol.

I liked everything I saw of Kristen for both of  her days at Comic Con.
She has gotten really good at this media thing.  And she is still doing it her way.  What you see is what she is. There is very little, if anything that is rehearsed.  It all comes from the heart.   She seems abundantly happy and hasn't had to budge on her principles in dealing with the public & media.

Breaking Dawn is looking like it will be pretty good.  It's hard to remain interested in that story for so long.  All that remains is to see what this group did between last Fall through the Spring.  Hearing Kristen talk about it reinvigorates that interest.   Another director now gushes over her talent, intuition, dedication, and technical skill in the film making process.

For Snow White and the Huntsman: if there is one aspect I don't think belongs it would be the title because of preconceptions many of us, including Kristen, have when hearing that name.   This movie looks way more like "Game of Thrones," the book series consuming much of my free time lately, than anything close to Snow White.  These preconceptions are actually misconceptions.   I looked up Snow White on Wikipedia.  This type of movie can fit into that old fairy tale.   I know Kristen will do well.  And if Universal does a good job, we will have new perceptions about Snow White.

I enjoyed how Charlize promoted the movie with her "bring it bitch" line at Comic Con.  I like Charlize and I think she and Kristen will enjoy working together as long as they aren't "method acting." I have formed no opinions yet on the others involved.   I think this has a chance of stealing allot of seats away from some other huge movies next Summer. 

One part of ComicCon that  I really enjoyed: there were a few girls there that recorded the whole SWATH panel discussion, yet some of those cameras never left Kristen even while she was silent for several minutes.    Kristen seemed to sense this.  These girls with video recorders had probably stood in line for at least a day to be sitting in that hall and they LOVE Kristen.  On two occasions, I saw her look directly at a girl with a camera and give this sweet little smile and wave.  That moment probably made the year for those girls.  And I think Kristen knows this.   This was the right venue to connect with fans. Kristen understands how these young girls (and some older) idolize her & she made a point to make them feel good.  I was very impressed with her.  Again.

So I have been keeping my head buried in the sand lately because of the never ending drama.  Getting angry can sometimes serve a purpose if it drives us into action.  At the same time, I don't to need to experience negative vibrations all the time.  I can't relate to why people hate on this girl.  So when I see it first hand, my tendency is to fight it.  When I do fight it, nothing changes except now we have haters and an angry Dan.

When the negative affects me, its nobody's fault but mine.  I was the one dumb enough to read GossipCop's account of the SWATH panel at Comic Con.  Correction, not the article, but the comment section.  I thought it would be safe as it wasn't about her personal life.  After wasting two hours arguing with people who will always jump at every chance to hate on Kristen, I kinda stopped paying attention.

Hello Xbox.   I am very grateful for the new BWAN blog.  Let the pros fight that battle, though I would help them or others if asked. 

I am not totally out of the loop.  If something happens that I would want to know about, then I am told, thanks to @nycrk1

As for the name change of this blog: it was past time to do it.  I never would have used the 'O' word had I known what this fandom was like.  I knew very little when I started this blog in May, 2010.   I never was obsessed.  I watch from afar and it's a very small part of my life.  I thought it was funny (to use that word) before I realized that the clinical definition is applicable to some.  I am still Enamored and fascinated with Kristen and I probably will be for for awhile.  She is one of a kind.


  1. Hi Dan,

    Wonderful blog, as usual. I was "enamored" of Kristen at Comic Con in a "grandmotherly" way. I truly admire her and believe that if she keeps acting, she'll eventually be considered one of the all-time great actresses. Though, I read where one director thinks she'll go to directing sometime soon.

    Many, many, times I feel "out of the loop". I only go to the non-hate sites for comments and follow only a few positive folks on Twitter. I have to ask, what is the BWAN blog? I'm sure I should know, lol

    Thank you for writing such a great blog about our girl. Can't wait to see her in Breaking Dawn, not sure if it's going to be such a "guy" flick but we ladies are going to lots of tissues for the wedding and probably the birth.

    Liz in NC

  2. Hi Liz. BWAN is an intelligent group of people who were needed long ago. They take on the haters with a very professional, fact based methodology. I can't say if you will like it or not.

  3. Hiya Dan! I love and can completely appreciate the name change, and I enjoyed this post immensely. I can relate wholly on the idea of taking a step back and engaging with other facets of your life in lieu of engaging in energy-draining disagreements with faceless people determined to hate on Kristen no. matter. what. I've already started posting Musings bi-weekly and since my return from my deployment, I'm deviating from even that schedule too. But I believe that posts will be appreciated more when they're genuine and authentic and congruent (like Kristen and Rob at Comic Con) instead of forced, rushed or in response to external pressure or criticisms. I like that you speak (post) when you feel compelled to, not because you're scheduled to. Take care my friend. Thanks for writing with your usual calm, collected "tone" that is a rarity, especially lately in this fandom. Always,KJ P.S. I feel that SWATH is going to be incredible.

  4. Dan, always love reading your thoughtful, intelligent posts. You do Kristen proud. Don't give the haters your attention. Their time has gone, they just don't know it yet. Better to focus on Kristen, XBox, whatever makes you happy.

    Thank you for talking about the videos at ComicCon. I hadn't seen those but I can just imagine Kristen doing what you described.

    I never associated your blog name with the seriously obsessed fans but I can understand why you wanted to disassociate yourself from all that. The new name is lovely.


  5. Dan, I LOVE your Kristen LOVE! Thanks as always for your thoughts and warm, calming tone. YAY on the BWAN shout out. EVERYONE should be reading the BWAN posts.

  6. Late reading your post, but once again you have nailed it! I also noticed the personal connection to the fans on the SWATH panel video - she appears to know how much heart they (we) put into supporting her. She has a unique combination of ambition and sensitivity that doesn't readily show in other celebrities. I also know what you mean about the Gossip Cop commenters - I did battle also for a brief period, but it is useless to have a battle of wits with the unarmed haters.

    Since your last post the W Magazine photos were posted. Lord, Have Mercy. Would love to hear your thoughts on those!

  7. DG. I am not going to do a post about the W spread. Of course I think she is beyond gorgeous in those pics. But that type of high fashion just isn't appealing for me. I am a guy, after all, and I don't think many of us get excited about pictures that are edited with various software. I think she is the prettiest girl in Hollywood, and the way she looks at events like the MTV awards and such are my favorite pics of her when she is dressed up. But there are jeans and tight t-shirt pics I really like too. Too me this high fashion and it's techniques takes natural beauty and makes it something else beautiful, but that isn't the real Kristen. I bet you a dollar Rob agrees with me.

  8. Oh yes, I get where you are coming from, my better-half said the same thing about the glam (although I did catch him revisiting that site a couple of times!) The video that accompanied the photos showed her natural side very well. She is just so different from every other young actress out there.

  9. I tried to argue with haters before and that resulted an angry me too. I constantly remind myself just ignore those haters but it's hard sometimes.

    Monica from Asia

  10. I'm so shock that I found a male blog that he so nice and fan of kristen.thank god that u exist really appreciated,forgive my grammar or my English coz I'm not educated so I'm trying my best and I can't help to commet it because ur very nice and thoughtful towards kristen.I become a fan of kristen since I saw her in the twilight and I have all her DVD movies,poster,anything about her and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm kind obsessed with her but in a good way and I always wish and pray for her.I try my best also to avoid some site that so much hateful comments toward kstew and ur rigth about the gossip cop site,some commeters there are so vile and so hateful and it really bother or pains me when read about them.sorry my long post I can't help it to voice out and hope u understand and not judge me for my writing and grammar or do I make sense.thank u again for being supported and fan of kristen.