I’ve had several mini-Twilight marathons - don’t judge me. Anywho, I look at all of the names at the end credits. There’s usually about six hundred names at the end. With all of the red tape, input from various people with varying interests, financial barriers, etc, it’s a miracle that any movie ever gets to the theater. People get up at the crack of dawn and sometimes get two or three hours of sleep to make a product that brings characters to life that they hope entertains and they succeeded.
Millions of fans loved these movies. Now, were they perfect? No. But, they were entertaining and the actors were great. Everybody played their part almost exactly as I would’ve expected, based on what I read in the books. But, each actor has his or her own interpretation of the character, as well. It may differ from mine. I can accept that a character won’t be exactly as I imagined.
I’m sorry, but I can’t hate on somebody’s hard work. I can’t make somebody’s imagination and creativity into my own personal punch line. I know how hard it is to put yourself out there and express yourself. You’re entirely vulnerable. Then to have someone intentionally kick you in the heart every opportunity they get is very wrong, imo.
Why can’t people just say that Twilight isn’t their thing, but I’m going to let those who do like it be entertained in peace. I don’t get the hate. I never have and I never will.
Why do I always have to go past Twilight posts and gifsets that are filled with sarcastic hate comments? Maybe a fan wanted to reblog that funny Charlie moment from BDPT2 but instead has to see all the shitty comments and feel turned off by it? I am so completely tired of seeing crap like “this is the only good thing about Twilight”. I don’t think people on here really understand how hard it is to love and be protective of a fandom that gets hated on all the time. No one asked you to waste your time hating on a fan-made post, possibly something that could have had a lot of time and energy put into it. And what angers me constantly is how people don’t see the good Twilight has brought since becoming a part of popular culture:
- they don’t see the balls it had to be the next big thing and succeed immensely
- they don’t see that without it, shows like TVD and True Blood wouldn’t have gotten their fame or probably wouldn’t have gotten the green light in the first place
- they don’t see that it’s opened up a new target market for the film industry, one that is the reason why a large group of YA book-to-movie adaptations are all being produced
- they don’t see that there have been more films produced with girls as the leading role, and not the sidekick or the hero’s girlfriend
If you hate Twilight, fine. We don’t have to talk about it. But for god’s sake, hating on it is not a fucking conversation starter and you will proceed to make some of us very uncomfortable and anxious. And seriously, if it’s a rule of Tumblr that we hate it…why are there a lot of Twilight posts with 10,000+ notes that WEREN’T accumulated because of hateful reasons?
Amen, and you know one of the things I hate the most, look at the opening line “I’ve had several mini-Twilight marathons - don’t judge me.” That right there, why should I feel that I’m under scrutiny simply for enjoying something. I shouldn’t apologise for having a Twilight marathon even though it makes me immensely happy, I should have no qualms about reading the books in public spaces in fear of judgement. Isn’t it hard enough living in this society without being made fun of and insulted for liking something that is aimed at your age group?
If I said I was having a Harry Potter marathon no one would give two shits about it because it’s ‘acceptable’, but that’s bullshit because we all have our own taste and we shouldn’t be punished for it.
I’m sick of being the butt of people’s jokes, I am not unintelligent because I like a certain franchise, that isn’t how intelligence is measured. And like he-is-the-thruster said, I’m sick of seeing gifsets and in-fandom jokes that are actually fanmade because some asshole internet troll wants to remind everyone of how much they hate what other people love. Like no, fuck off, someone took time out of their day to make that, they’re expressing their creativity and you just want to shit all over them? Note that most bloggers who do this are the ones who reblog posts like ‘let people like whatever they want to like’, ‘bullying is wrong’ etc. (not just the people who add the comments but also the people who reblog the post with the hate on who are just reinforcing this behaviour).
Also ‘the whole cast of twilight hate being in twilight’ thing pisses me the fuck off, how many interviews have there been where they’ve been thanking the saga or saying they loved being a part of it. They’re human beings not robots, they can joke around about films they’re in, it doesn’t mean they hate it, you try talking about sparkly vampires in a serious context and see how far you get.
And those who criticise Stephenie Meyer’s writing, not those who are experts or study English Literature, but people who know virtually nothing about writing technique at all who are just looking to join in with hating on Smeyer’s work. This woman never claimed to be the best writer in the world, nor did she expect her first novel to become a series and go on to make so much money, you hate on her as if she intended for this to happen and that it didn’t happen by chance and good fortune. She never sold her series as something that was life changing or critically acclaimed, she simply wrote a fairytale-like story, that’s it.
“I knew it was working then, so I concentrated even harder, dredging up specific memories I’d saved for this moment, letting them flood my mind, and hopefully his as well. Some of the memories were not clear – dim human memories, seen through weak eyes and heard through weak ears: the first time I’d seen his face… the way it felt when he’d held me in the meadow… the sound of his voice through the darkness of my faltering consciousness when he’d saved me from James… his face as he waited under a canopy of flowers to marry me… every precious moment from the island… his cold hands touching our baby through my skin… And the sharp memories, perfectly recalled: his face when I’d opened my eyes to my new life, to the endless dawn of immortality… that first kiss… that first night…”
- Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.753.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA → catch-phrases
But yeah this was so much fun to edit!
I won’t break your heart, I won’t bring you down.
“When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it’s not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.”