Hi there. We don’t like the Twilight series, and we have a lot of articles that will tell you why we this is so, but you don’t have to think we’re correct. You’re entitled to your opinion just like everyone else. I think we write the articles to sway middle-of-the-road readers into joining the Dark Side and/or because it’s funny in our sick little minds.
The problem we have with Twilight fans is the way they behave with people who have dissenting opinion. I noticed a lot of fan response to the anti-fandom involves CAPSLOCK OF RAGE or trying to ward them away somehow. It’s kind of scary. This is why Sly, in his unending wisdom [cough], is trying to get discussion between fans and antis going. If you haven’t already noticed, the new forums do not require you to register for anything—this is to encourage lurkers and fans to post.
Maybe about a month ago I went to a forum called Twilighters Anonymous to ask what they found appealing about the series. This was not me trolling or trying to flamebait anybody, I am actually legitimately curious—the series appeals to a lot of teenage girls but manages to totally repulse me. Asking a Twilight forum why they liked the books seemed like the right course of action. I found that my thread was rather quickly deleted. What’s up with that? I’d like to discuss the merits—or lack thereof—of the series, but it seems I’m not allowed at that particular forum. I would try at another one but I’m trying not to cut myself over this tragedy.
Okay, that’s not totally the reason. The other reason we don’t like Twilight fans much is because the bizarre fangirl lust they have for Edward is, quite frankly, extremely creepy. Being a fan of a fictional character is fine, obsessing over a fictional character is just unsettling…
Additionally, we really are fans of the books, just a different kind of fan. If we mock something, it means we really like it, but not in the same way as a regular fan. We like it for being so stupid it deserves mocking. Twilight is so melodramatic and silly, how could we not mock it?
But I’m getting off track. The gist of what I’m saying is that Twilight fans really creep us out and the fandom really, really doesn’t like having other discussing. We like other discussion if it’s not rife with caps and a billion exclamation points and personal attacks and assuming we have no lives outside of the internet.
Its ok, you’re allowed to have your own opinion. A lot of people on this board didn’t even like it either, they just come here to hang out. I personally loved the movie, nott he best I’ve ever seen of course, but I really enjoyed it and that’s simply my opinion. Everone is entitled to their own. Don’t worry about it! =)
This is the kind of fan that is really cool. This is the kind of fan we like talking to. They’re the kind of fan who unfortunately has rarely, if ever, posted here. We’ll try to be more like this fan in our srs business discourse if the rest of the fandom gives us this same courtesy.
If you guys can let us talk about the series without it turning into a flamewar or talking to us as if we’re Satan’s concubines, we promise to stop being such elitist bitches.
P.S. We know where you live.