The 2010 Stew Review-Happy New Year!

30 Dec

We didn’t come here by accident.

We each came here for a purpose

that is uniquely our own.

We didn’t come here to fit in.

We came here to be who we are.  ~AGC

*Places HAPPY NEW YEAR crown atop head and fumbles around for flute of champagne* Hello there my friends!  I cannot believe that this year is coming to a close already. Such a year. Personally, this was one of the most rewarding years I’ve ever experienced. Ever. KStew-wise? Extraordinary. She simply owned 2010. It became obvious when I asked folks to share their favorite Kristen Stewart moments of 2010, that the task and responses given were complex. I realize I basically asked us all to do a long division problem in our heads without paper or pencil. Why? Because Reigning Other Queen Kristen Jaymes Stewart ruled this year. Starting with an innocent picture with a young fan from Ventnor, Isle of Wight and building with each surfacing picture, public event, and interview, Kristen showed us why she is ROYALTY.

Happy New Year, Royal Rebels! Surprise! We were together for the holidays!

In a year that began with confirmations and the dispelling of rumors and “insider” claims of Kristen spending her time away from Robert, it was only bound to evolve into a great year. So many events including raw interviews, red carpet premieres, the release of four Kristen-featured movies and unbelievable STEEZE highlights of 2010, and you all stepped up. I know it was difficult to narrow down the epicness to only a handful of “moments”, but you provided so many prime exhibits of Kristen’s domination. There is nothing left for me to do but celebrate the evidential support that Kristen is indeed better than us and that our Queen has gracefully served an honorable term as an Ambassador of Other. Here are your Top Five Moments/Events in which Kristen represented Royalty, Beauty and Ownership of Otherness.

#5: NonVerbal Communication/MTV Majesty

These two events were tied in the number of mentions for inspiring awe. When Kristen toured down unduh Australia with Taylor to promote Eclipse, she had some things to say to the hordes of Vultures shadowing her step (and also perhaps to note her displeasure at being carted around on quite the punishing schedule?), all without saying a word. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of these pics. Preach it, Kristen!

MTV does tend to elicit some wonderful unguarded Kris and Robert Moments…case in point: MTV Music Awards 2009:

This year, Kristen taking home the MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Actress and Best Kiss (with Robert), only enhanced the glory of the evening . Kristen sported long hair extensions and a Dolce & Gabbana ensemble, color-coordinating beautifully with her partner in crime, Mr “Deliciously Handsome” Pattinson, all while she navigated through endearingly awkward stumbles, fumbles and “Kiss-Cams”. Its ok,  because at the end of the night, when accepting his own Best Actor award, Robert singled out two special ladies: Catherine Hardwicke, for “everything” and Kristen herself, calling her “the lynchpin of the series”.  So true, Rob. So true. I’m glad that you know this, just as we knew this all along, even if the film’s production team doesn’t exactly acknowledge it.

#4: We Feelya, Brasilia/ Lady O Mah Goodness!

Well, the #4 Moment in the Stew Review is also a tie. Our most recent glimpses of our quintessential Smart Girl found her roaming and laughing  in the streets of Brasil in a Michael Kors dress as she returned to her now iconic role of Bella Swan for the the final two-part installment of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. While many of you simply stated that “Brasil” was epic, it was harder narrowing it down…Teeny-tiny Bikinis and chess-playing cockblocking aside… For many of you, the prize was observing a a smiling, confident Kristen, inhabiting a role that brings us all home again.

I was hanging with a cyber sister @robkris13 in my hometown when the balcony pictures first surfaced. Yeah. We squealed.

Engaged in text-screaming with CC (@KStewsBtrThanU) and shot a flurry of emails to my Cyber Sisters when the street fair pics emerged.

…I have no clue where I was when these came out…I’d lost my mind by then.

You know you’ve hit critical mass when you’re invited to speak with Lady O on her talk show. When Oprah repeats continuously that you’re apart of a “PHEE-NOM-UH-NONNN”, and she points out numerous times that “you’re shy”, causing a murmur of discomfort, you’ve arrived, baby. Oh. Wait. No, the baby has not arrived, says Rob. It’s still inside Kristen.  “Kristen’s Pregnant.”

K: Seriously? We're gonna do this now? We didn't discuss it THIS way, Rob

I loved catching a glimpse of The Trio in these backstage video segments featured on Oprah’s website. Clearly the three actors care for and have a chemistry with each other.

#3: On The Road to Montreal

How stoked were you to hear that Kristen was going to portray Marylou in the film adaptation of the American literary classic On the Road? If you were like me, you were dying with excitement. Not only is this story one of my very favorites of all time, but Francis Ford Coppola and his production team had locked Kristen in to star in the film two years ago. This cemented the notion that Kristen is sought out by colleagues of legendary proportions to participate in their projects. *shakes head in wonder, because it’s kinda a big fucking deal*  And while she was filming what I can only think will be a supreme film this summer in Baton Rouge, Argentina and the lovely Montreal…well, things happened..

The above picture was the only pic I felt remotely comfortable posting from that night. This is one of the clearer ones amongst a batch that included shady, grainy shots of Kristen and Rob kissing while waiting for their elevator. TomStu was there too, bless his heart, not that anyone noticed him. The press perpetually referred to him as, “a friend”…if at all. I’m always #TeamTommy though. I saw you there, Tom!

For the record, I hold Strawberry-MarylouStew (and in this picture, her braid) responsible for the trigger of such Montreal epicness…

I mean, clearly, Kristen’s man felt the need to travel all the way across the continent (twice!) to let his girl know in person how much he likes her hair.

Note that none of the Montreal pics were taken full-on, face-forward. Yeah, the Vultures and set stalkers were particularly ravenous during this time…but Rob (and later, TomStu, Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund) did what they could to keep our Reigning Other Queen securely guarded. Thanks, boys. Seriously. #ProtectThePrecious

#2: Our Rising Star

There isn’t too much more I can say about this event, voted the second most momentous KStew Occasion in this 2010 Stew Review by Musings Readers. Kristen Jaymes Stewart was nominated by members of  the esteemed British Academy of Film and Television for her provision of provocative, gifted performances in film, also exhibiting influence and generating acclaim and interest while doing so. Then the public further confirmed the nominated actor’s appeal and talent by voting for and electing the year’s most notable, emerging talent. It’s quite an honor, and quite fitting that our Majestic Misfit was crowned Rising Star in the presence of acting royalty, but also, quite literally, Royal Royalty. Prince William was witness to the crowning of a Royal Rebel. Our Queen of Other.

#1: Remembering Him, Publicly

Ok, drumrolllll……The number one most-mentioned or alluded to event I received in my email box this week referred to an instant in which again, our Unconventional Beauty used no words.  In fact, she did everything in her NinjaStew power to avoid having attention on her at all–she walked by cameras and reporters, avoided interviews. . .Well, to ignore Kristen Stewart in this moment would be like ignoring a zebra that wanders into your living room. It was in New York City, on a cold and damp March evening, and Robert Pattinson and Pierce Brosnan were walking a fairly abbreviated red carpet into a theater that was premiering an independent film called Remember Me. Just weeks after Rob supposedly told a British journalist that he and Kristen “are together”, Kristen confirmed her affection and show of support for Robert and his flourishing career by arriving (despite discouragement and naysayers) unannounced and unexpectedly at a nonTwilight event: The Remember Me premiere.

Wearing a black leather jacket and golden leggings, Kristen appeared relaxed and undaunted as the press line immediately erupted in cheers and requests for interviews. She granted none, but instead walked over to the fan area and said hello to admirers there, signing autographs and posing for pictures with them. Humble and careful to keep the focus on Rob and his Remember Me costars (including Emilie de Ravin and the delightful Ruby Jerins), Kristen spoke thousands of messages this night (rebellion, support, love, humility, and yes, I’m with Rob for Rob) without uttering a single syllable. This might seem anti-climactic to some, but to those who know the history of this time period (film executives wanted distance between Kristen’s presence at a Non-Twi event; also, rabid, volatile NOT-Fans were  making their presence known by threatening physical harm against Kristen simply for breathing in the same vicinity of Rob) but Kristen’s appearance represented courage and rebelliousness in a very classy, poised package. Ladies and gentlemen, you are in the presence of Royalty.

So, my lovelies and Misfits…that’s The Stew Review of 2010, based on your responses to my question re: your favorite Stewie Moments. There were so many amazing events revealed this year, and narrowing down the greatness was a bitch, I know, but y’all did fabulously! Your answers were illuminating, confirming and supportive in Our Reigning Other Queen’s extraordinary year, and we held many favorite events in common. For instance, your Favorite Kristen Stewart Movie from 2010, amongst the four she released?  OH YESSSSSSS.

She is fierce, heartbreaking and exquisitely right in this under-appreciated little film about Joan Jett’s first quest in following her dreams. She turned heads and garnered glowing reviews and utmost respect from colleagues and film critics. She also gained a new set of admirers as she teaches this new generation about girls who rock.

Ohai, UK Elle! Voted your favorite Print Interview/Photoshoot for many reasons. Yeah. It’s mine tooo.

SOOOOO, I could go through and jaw on every single one of these moments/events as profoundly effecting for their various reasons. But I found that the most moving of all events that occurred for me personally this year in relation to our Reigning Queen is in the creation of Musings, therefore, the introduction and connection with you all. You have all stunned and humbled me in so many ways and have become essential place holders on Team Other and Team Dance-in-the-Bubbles. I say in all seriousness that you granted me energy and courage and motivation to speak up in this fandom, but also in my own life. I also have acquired dear, dear friends whom I hope to have for life. I am embarrassingly short on words to describe my gratitude. But know, if I were eloquent and funny like my Team Other Captains CC, Bouffant and Buff, I would properly and wittily express my love to you…and to the muse named Kristen Stewart. Here, have some Pretty, mmmkay?

The Rebellious Beauty Collaboration Giveaway

But Since I’m  not as eloquent and witty as my cohorts, I’m going to take the time now to thank the Readers who left thoughtful and soulful answers in the comment section last week to enroll in the Giveaway of Buff82 & N’s insanely gorgeous collaborations on Beauty. Here are the 2 winners of the Moo Collab Giveaway:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:



Congratulations!!!! Number 6 is a long-time Musings supporter and Blissful affiliate (and fanfic h00r like me) Crystal @TakeMeToBliss. I feel very, very good about this. Crystal has written me after and/or commented on probably every single Musings essay ever written. She is a fierce supporter of Otherness and a firm believer that KSIBTUs, and she is a gifted and soulful writer in her own right.

Number 2 is also a long-time Musings supporter and often serves as a muse to me as we discuss family, school, travel and the ff crack. KATE @kate_Suena ! This is also so very good because Katie has been slaving away on her finals at University up there in Canada, so a little break and the reminder of Otherness and keeping Perspective couldn’t come at a better time.

Again, a reminder, these are the 3 Featured Prints that Crystal and Kate can now choose from.  And stay tuned in the approaching weeks. My uber talented friend Buff and ridonk gifted husband N have collaborated on several more prints. The prints are un. real.

I’m not going to get weepy (much) right here as I bid adieu to 2010. In the spirit of keeping perspective and following bliss, I will share my new year’s hope for Kristen, for me and for us all.

For Kristen: My hope is that you know in your soul how courageous and extraordinary you are.

For Rob: My hope is that you continue to move forward with the wit, grace and intelligence you’ve displayed all this year. You’ve been glorious, even when it’s been daunting.

For Us/Others/Majestic Misfits/Royal Rebels: My hope for us is that we continue to seek the good in ourselves and in Others.

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year celebration! If 2010 was any indicator of how blessed we are, then 2011 is going to be overflowing.

To Kristen, Rob and Unconventional Beauty! CHEERS!!!

We are Other.

Kristen is Other.

Others come here to be who they are.

Embrace Your Other.

Question: Has this been the year that you came here to be who you are?

A/N: I will be taking at least one week off in the new year to take care of some 3D stuff that simply cannot be ignored any longer (ohai, immigration. business licensing. family health. pursuit of bliss). I hope you all have a safe and wondrous New Year’s Eve and Day and I look forward to chatting Other Rebellion with you in 2011. We have so many Featured Rebels to discuss including the ladies of The Black Swan, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. Plus we must touch base with one another to see how the Embracing of Other is going for ourselves and our loved ones. I hope to be back by January 13, 2011 with a New MOO, but if something absolutely mind-bogglingly Other takes place, I’ll be here, Musing and babbling about it with you. I’m not wandering far. Swearsies. Happy New Year, Lovelies. Yours Always, KJ


My Cyber Sisters & Readers. You ladies are truly a gift. Happy Anniversary.

To Buff & N, thank you for your generous donation of time an talent to the Giveaways. And Buff, because you make it all so pretty and keep me in check too.

Winners of the Giveaway: Crystal and Kate, let’s touch base and I’ll get your Rebel Beauty Prints in the mail to you pronto!!


Congratulations to Possum Bestie, @ophelia2010!

13 Responses to “The 2010 Stew Review-Happy New Year!”

  1. TheRainGirl January 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    This was beautiful. I am a huge Krisbian and I love this! I followed you over from the review you left me on FFn and I just loved this. Wonderful 🙂 I can’t wait to keep reading!

  2. Crystal January 1, 2011 at 8:27 pm #


    so so much MAD LOVE for this post… and not only because Kate and I were giveaway winners, which, let me start by saying that Canada certainly did represent!!! With the giveaway AND Montreal! ❤

    I agree so much with everything you have touched upon in this post. Can I say that for some reason, I had never noticed in those Brasil balcony pictures that Rob's hair looks wet? Oh hai there Rob, just got out of the shower did you? And needed to immediately find your love? I get it. Trust me.

    I love that your #1 moment was the Remember Me premiere because you captured exact what was so monumental and epic about it. The fact that she went, she owned it, and never had to say a word. GOOD work Kristen.

    As I've said before – one of the best parts of 2010 for me was getting to know YOU and reading your beautiful musings. Knowing I can come to this website and be inspired at the click of a button, makes me happy. Musings on Other Queens – is a blissful slice of heaven.

    Wishing you and N a wonderful new year filled with happiness, success, and most importantly, love. xx

  3. DeeDreamer December 31, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    I love you, sweet girl! Thanks for another amazing post. I’m so thankful to have “met” you this year. Your Musings is a highlight of my week. Serio.

    All the best to you and N — MWAH…. xoxo ~DD

  4. true love December 31, 2010 at 7:05 am #

    an a amazing year has passed and another to come..Kristen has giving us wonderful memories..this year..that one day we might go back and remember with smile and laugh. Thank you K..for this, for your support to Rob/Kristen and to us..Bless your heart…that this new year God’s grace be with you with Rob and Kristen and all…xoxo..;0)..see ya

    true love

  5. ladybug December 31, 2010 at 5:42 am #

    This was a great year for K and for Otherness…Let’s keep it going in 2011!

    One of the things that I’m most happy about my years was that I became a Kristen fan and that it opened my eyes to a lot of Other things! 😉

    2010 was a meh year for me, not so good but not so bad. I have big personal goals for 2011 let’s see what I make of them!

    Have a great New Year’s Eve! And a great 2011!

  6. Kate December 30, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    An absolutely lovely way to end the year, KJ!

    I love all the Kristen-related things discussed above, and many more – but of course there are far too many to review them all. My wish is that next year brings us as many wonderful Kristen/Rob/Other Queen/Rebel Royal moments as this one did, and that the relationships I’ve been lucky enough to form this year (*hugs you tight*) continue to strengthen and grow.

    And ummmm, I WON?!?! I can’t remember the last time I won something, so how exciting is that! The answer is pretty damn exciting – it’s seriously like Christmas all over again! I’m going to be writing you an email literally right after I leave this comment, so I’ll let you know which print I would FLOVE to have there. 🙂

    Lastly I need to thank our Other Queen KStew (yes I know she will – most likely – never ever see this comment, but I still need to put it out to the universe), because she was the catalyst that helped inspire all these amazing blogs that have united some truly fantastic ladies. And thank you so much KJ, my personal #1 Other Queen, for bringing all of us who embrace being (and supporting) Other together this year! ILY bb.


  7. Bouffant December 30, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    K… it’s been an amazing year for Kristen, thank you for the look back. It’s been a pretty amazing year for you, too. Go back to the beginning (remember bb?)… and look how far you’ve come with your Musings. You’ve accomplished, and expanded, and accomplished some more!

    I’m proud to be associated with someone who always seeks to uplift and celebrate.

    K, CC, Buff, all you wonderful Other readers… Happy Stew Year, I mean Happy New Year! Mwah!

  8. MyCleverAlias December 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    Alas, family and various bits of revelry and fun took me away, and I didn’t share my thoughts for your last two posts (though I may still belatedly!) … but your faithful followers who did contribute surely got this right! Love, love, love your list.

    I wish more people would step back, breathe deep and appreciate this remarkable young lady (describing her as my mother would despite being less than 10 years older than her). Can you imagine our society if more people her age were confident enough to say “Haters? F*ck ’em all, I’m doing this my way!” … seriously? It takes courage to be Other, but in the end, it pays off.

    And in that vein, HAPPY ALMOST-NEW YEAR to you and N as well! Good luck as you navigate the immigration waters and handle other business in the new year. My friends and I were discussing earlier that by and large, 2010 can feel free not to let the door hit it in the @ss on the way out. But 2011 … I truly feel that great, great things are in store for this year. And I think that those of us willing to stretch and push and charge forward to reach that greatness will reap the benefits.

    Love love love!

  9. MattB December 30, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    What a year. What a Rebel Queen. What a Blog. Best wishes to you and the Team Other Captains. I can’t wait to see what the new year brings you and our favorite Rebel Royal Couple.

  10. Bellsy-Bai December 30, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    Kai….3 glasses of wine, another marvelous and inspiring “Other” Musing, tears in my eyes and admiration and appreciation in my heart for both Kristen…the Reigning Queen of Other, and for you, my Sweet Friend! I luff you much! Wishing you a Wonderful and Happy New Year filled with joy and many blessings…and love and blessed wishes to our Dear Ophelia on the birth of her adorable Future Queen of Other….such a beautiful bb girl! Love, Happiness and Joy to Kristen and her deliciously handsome soulmate!! Happy Anniversary Cyber Sisters!!

  11. OJ December 30, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    Cheers KJ! I think we’ve all gotten in touch with our other this year, and thanks so much for taking many of us down Memory Lane in our personal lives, with Rob and Kristen, and with so many wonderful others in the entertainment industry. Thursday always has something extra for us these days, but also extra special AND surprising! Much success to you in 2011!!

  12. awebb December 30, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    Absolutely wonderful my sweet friend. Bravo!!! 😉 xoxo

  13. ellelala December 30, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    Happy New Year, KJ! Congrats on an incredibly wonderful year with your blog. Celebrating the uniqueness of embracing yourself is always admirable and never easy.

    As for your question, yes and no. You know my story of being who I am… or at least working toward it. This blog helps remind me of the people who do the same thing every day… even though it sometimes sucks the root.

    Keep chugging for 2011!

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