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This isn’t your typical ‘anti-twilight’ blog… This is yet another email (complete with semi-subtle death threat) from someone asking questions about it that some of you may be asking, yourself. Don’t assume that you know what this blog is about simply because you’ve argued on Stephenie Meyer’s behalf before.

This is the very first post on this blog, from my ‘clueless movie fan’ perspective. It was written on Thanksgiving Day, 2011 – then published in here a few days later, after I could reread it and do some editing. It is hysterically funny and incredibly poignant at the same time – for those of you who can’t see Stephenie Meyer’s amateur sexual fantasy floating around in The Twilight Saga. This post is what those of us who ARE familiar with vampires experienced because of Breaking Dawn’s unbelievable ending; and it may help explain for you why this blog exists. It is where absolutely everything started; and demonstrates my intentions for this blog from the beginning. Believe it or not, they were NOT MEAN.

At first, I didn’t know why things were wrong; I only knew that they were – so I was making excuses for Stephenie Meyer in the beginning, LoL! Really… every single estranged TwiFan that she has, USED to be at least a real semi-fan of hers.

Please be patient. I know that most people who are familiar with this controversy have passionate opinions; but what about the rest of you who are completely clueless? I wrote this so that readers would not have to jump off the page, as much. I recommend reading through once; then going back to read links for more details, later. If you get too angry to keep reading, pause and scroll down to the side link collection. I used to be a clueless person in the world, and then a clueless Twilight Movie Fan for a while, too. You’ll see more about me, below. And please forgive the caps, in places. I don’t see them as shouting as some peeps do. They are simply meant to make those words stand out, and that is all…

This blog is all about the accidental and painful over-obsessions of The Twilight Fanbases
that has CONTINUED with a decade of
worldwide bullying and intentional,
emotionally-harsh attacks
on the hearts & minds of little TwiFangirls (and big ones).

The feelings of obsessed fans are real even if
their obsessions are not - until they drift away.
You all KNOW THIS.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 15 - 24 year olds in the US.

These are all REAL issues, to name a few - for MILLIONS of people:
Maladaptive Daydreaming

Absorption

Dissociative Disorder
This one is the worst biggie, and starting
to be considered an EPIDEMIC

Why are the obsessions of young girls important?

Because their feelings are real even if the obsessions are not – until they drift away. Young girls NEED their fairytale ‘escapes’ MUCH MORE than older ones do because they have limited ways to cope with life’s crap (read the comments beneath these neverending, misogynistic tabloid assaults – this one is from January 2016). If you’ve never been forced to endure public high school in the US (or anywhere, probably); or been abused as a child (unfortunately, still a common occurrence) - then of course you can’t possibly relate.

How Did this Blog Change to
Tabloid & Paparazzi Reform

- Yeah, I have some really good reasons beyond
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and their Fans
(Although I’m pretty sure they are enough reason at this point.)

Why Do People Hate Bella Swan and Kristen Stewart?
Believe it or not, this is a very easy question to answer;
and NO it isn’t because she ‘cheated’.

TwiNewsflash: The concerning over-obsessions of young women was the ONLY REASON that Breaking Dawn was forgiven when it was published in 2008. The ONLY people who have defended this story for being written ‘just like it is’ because ‘Stephenie Meyer is a literary genius’ are her YOUNG (and young-at-heart) fans who were used by both the amateur author and her publisher because ‘they weren’t supposed to know any better’ about vampires.

And, these are the fans who get hit & hurt the most by world bullying. It is really crappy of SM and you older ladies to continue letting them believe what they believe about these books - while they ignorantly & arrogantly (in their over-obsessions) deal with all the hate surrounding Twilight that still exists in big, dynamic ways.

Email Excerpt: “Thank you for writing that wonderful blog.. it was heaven sent.. Please someone tell him (this is ‘why the cheating scandal started’, Aug 2012). He just texted me and said he told my mom.. and for me to get some help.. and bye.. please tell him… Everyone is doing this and it’s killing me.. but everyone acts like they don’t know what I’m talking about.. I don’t think I’ve ever needed anything so bad in all my life than for someone to tell him.. I know they are trying to drive me crazy.. and it’s starting to work.. thanks again, was truly a blessing I needed to read very much so.”

Another email excerpt that I hear all the time from all types of fans:
“…
I have tried speaking to my good friend about my obsession and, as with all of my friends,
doesn't like Twilight and totally judged me lol so your feedback means a lot.”

How to Soothe an Intense Twilight / Robsessed / Krisbian / Robsten Obsession

Anti-Twilight Fans could SEE what Stephenie Meyer didn’t MEAN to write;
and Erika didn’t MEAN to write her books ignorantly, either.
Adult women have 50 Shades of obsessive fog to get past before
they can possibly begin to think clearly about this subject.

Why does The Twilight Saga have so many anti-fans? Why are there hardly any male fans? How did Twilight’s infamous obsessions become over-obsessions? Why are so many older women more obsessed than younger ones? Why did the fandom fracture into several various fanbases that fight among themselves? How did we get 50 Shades of Grey out of all this commotion?

I recorded four wildly-ranting videos (this one is my favorite – calling SM out, ha!) over three years ago at the height of my own very unwanted Twilight over-obsession (It’s not like you can unwatch or unread something – or reclaim wasted time). At that point, I was really mad about ‘how I was obsessed’ with this pretty fairytale; and I was mad that Stephenie Meyer had ‘accidentally’ done this to so many other people before me - and didn’t correct any of the dysfunction in her books before she made them into movies.

I actually say this in the second video before I had even heard of 50 Shades of Grey... “It sounds to me like Stephenie has some sort of BDSM fetish, but I don’t even sort of want to think about that right now.” (Video #12 is where you will hear me say this.)

And yet, somehow 50 Shades of Grey (this post is what exactly is wrong with fifty shades) exists as Twilight Fanfiction; and is yet another dysfunctional worldwide ‘phenomenon’?! Do you have any idea how disturbing that is? Not only does it make my skin crawl – it’s just wrong.

There are real amateur literary reasons why Twilight messed with so many people’s heads – especially OLDER women; and we are the ones who get called ‘crazy’ for it - unless we manage to write another dysfunctional (XXX!) blockbuster based on all this negligence…

Did you know that Steph’s publisher didn’t want to publish Breaking Dawn? Did you know that New Moon & Eclipse were not supposed to be in between the 1st & last books? Do you ‘get’ that she didn’t mean to cause so many of her OLDER fans to see Edward Cullen the way they came to see him as Christian Grey? Do you understand that these are the reasons why the world has always &STILL bullies Twilight Fans, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson because of her amateur writing mistakes?

Sick-in-the-head older women had absolutely no right to hijack the pretty fairytale of young girls via Fifty Shades of Grey; and they should care when their daughters are being bullied by the world over it, incessantly.

What’s Wrong with Twilight: Chapter One, First Sight?

The Condensed Version:
The Four Main Complaints of this Blog
against Stephenie Meyer and her ‘professional’ Publishers &
Production Franchise for RARE & irresponsible,
professionally-negligent publishing and movie production.

When the first Twilight movie was being made in 2008; the last book, Breaking Dawn had not been released, yet. Because of this, no one knew at that time that Stephenie Meyer was going to bomb her pretty fairytale into the ground until it was published a few months before the release of the first film.

Extreme chaos & debate surrounded Steph and The Twilight Saga at that time for the exact same reasons that surrounds 50 Shades of Grey - but somehow, she got through it (see side links)...

If 'Midnight Sun' had not been 'accidentally' leaked just prior to the first movie being rushed; AND Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson had not BOTH nailed their parts in that first movie - Twilight would have been history.

Stephenie Meyer could have written any 'ol ending for her infamously overly-obsessed fans (and really, that seems like what she did); and they would have lapped it up like honey (and they did – especially the ones who didn’t know any better, couldn’t see what was wrong – or didn’t care, because of fifty Shades of BEDWARD!!

The entire world has done nothing but treat Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson AND their emotionally-invested fans like sh*t, since - and the infighting among Twilight's divided and HATEFUL fanbases is ongoing.

Despite all this, 'feminists' have embraced the latest and greatest dysfunctional character, Christian Grey/Edward Cullen/Prince Charming...

Popular Email Question: Why does Stephenie Meyer need to apologize? Because the world can’t heal from the wounds she has inflicted on it if she doesn’t acknowledge her amateur mistakes and apologize for them. All she has done from the beginning of her controversies is metaphorically flip off her critics. While normally that is exactly what you are supposed to do… In this case, with all the professional exceptions that were made while The Twilight Saga was being published; the amateur author (AND the publisher AND production franchise) really needed to be listening to fans. It is NOT NORMAL for roughly half of your fanbase (much less, the world!) to become so angry with you regarding a casual creative expression.

I am just using this true stuff about SM’s amateur writing to grab your attention – and boy does it grab some of you, ha! Now if we could just get past that part of things… I really could care less about Stephenie Meyer’s or EL James’ many ignorant and irresponsible amateur literary mistakes that caused all this chaos. Believe it or not, I have stuck up for Stephenie Meyer so many times over this issue, it’s ridiculous.

Creative ‘Freedom of Speech’ is DIFFERENT than the illegal type of ‘Freedom of Speech’ that tabloids & paparazzi hide behind.

Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press were meant to create transparency in order to protect the truth about absolutely everything - not provide a way for mean, greedy tabloid liars to make money off of young (and young-at-heart) fans who are practically defenseless against emotional tabloid & paparazzi assaults (not to mention how even more defenseless Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are against them)…

This blog now has but one mission: Tabloid & Paparazzi Reform for all celebrities past & present (Princess Diana, anyone?) and it has been that since July 25, 2012 – the day after the infamous cheating scandal. Oh yeah, I’ve been on their stinky tails from the beginning. It hasn’t even been SORT of fun! I really hope we can all manage to put aside our differences and unite to stick it to them, someday. Tabloids & papz so deserve it!!

I don’t care how long it takes. Aside from having really good reasons other than Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson to be concerned for celebrity rights; we fans – no matter which side of the ring we fight on – are getting awfully tired of being manipulated and watching our favorite celebrities being harassed. So many of you do not ‘get’ this; but Robert Pattinson is being attacked and/or used as much as Kristen Stewart in these kinds of stories – no matter ‘how nice’ they seem to be slanted toward him, at times. It is just another way to pour salt on the wounds of their fans by being misogynistic toward both them and Kristen at the same time – using Robert and her anti-fans against their will!!

This is because the world has no respect for Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson or Twilight fans – any version of them; BECAUSE of Stephenie Meyer’s offensive & insulting amateur writing (another reason why she needs to apologize). To the rest of the world, we’re all simply hysterical to bully; just another section of the populace to be targeted and made fun of for profits – via outright assaults and numerous lie upon lie that continues

Boycott all online and print tabloids until they volunteer to reform.

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Why Do So Many People Hate Kristen Stewart and/or Bella Swan?
or Why/How did so many of Stephenie Meyer’s OLDER fans become so
‘accidentally’ overly-obsessed with the character of Edward Cullen?
Shortest and most anti-fan & fan-variation-inclusive version that I have written, yet!!
Read it only if you dare… and only if you can be HONEST. ;)

Whatever Happened to the ‘Anti-Twilight Army’
from 2008-2009; and WHY don’t you see their support on this blog?

Stephenie Meyer Knows Why Gossip Rags & Paparazzi won’t leave
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart (or her beloved fans) alone.

That’s why she deserves this blog; and it is why it will not be deleted until either
Steph, her professional cronies and/or her fans do something to fix the situation:

‘They took all of my heat, which I feel bad about,' Stephenie
tells The Times Magazine. ‘If they had the choice, I've no idea if

they'd even do Twilight again. I just don't know.
I think this has all come at a heavy price.'

Ya think, Steph?!!

Robert Pattinson’s Career-Hindering Rover Smear
Based on the Whole Wide World’s Twilight Saga Hate

This movie FLOPPED amidst RARE (for him) GLOWING reviews from movie critics at
film festivals who compared his performance to Leo DiCaprio’s Oscar-Nominated
performance in ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’. Yeah, it’s a HUGE deal!!
This movie would not have tanked without way too much ‘help’ from
tabloid manipulation of Twilight’s huge numbers of anti-fans.

Why the Public Shaming of Kristen Stewart MATTERS to Young Girls
by Nico Lang on Huffington Post

Here’s a splash from Nico’s article: "Trampire:" Why the Public Slut Shaming of Kristen Stewart Matters for Young Women “I don't care if Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders did it in a car, in a bar, in a house or with a mouse. But while I might not be concerned for K-Stew, I am concerned for my younger stepsister who idolizes and worships her....” And this is an update from Nico on Salon: Racist 'Twilight' fans won't stop harassing Robert Pattinson's girlfriend, FKA Twigs

Yeah, Twilight’s still-many hateful and overly-obsessed
fans managed to p*ss all over the debut of the proclaimed

Celebrity Rookie of the Year 2014

Aren’t we sweet?

COMMENTS from the WORLD

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Update 7/15 – If you happen to appreciate anything about this blog, I would appreciate your help in getting my depleted bank account back up to par. I have poured way too much time, effort and money into it; and I turned down a huge pile of money to publish it (This is actually a really nice ‘ending-blog’ post because I thought it was done – but the bullying attacks against Twilight Fans are neverending, aren’t they?).

If you can help me out even with a buck, my little family and I would really appreciate it.

Update 7/17/15 – And to the trickle of biotches who have started writing me hate emails informing me that I don’t deserve a dime for telling the truth about Steph’s pretty fairytale and exposing it for what it really is… here is a challenge:

If you really do not feel like I deserve anything for all the hard – not to mention, incredibly frustrating – work that I have put into these blogs: Read through my Twilight: ReVamped & ReWolfed fanfiction corrective rewrite & storyline critique summary - and then decide whether or not *I* deserve a few pennies out of this messy pie. I do almost as much sticking up for Stephenie Meyer, as I do at ripping her writing to shreds. It’s called, ‘being honest’.

I have had some really good compliments on it from both literary experts and Twilight Fans. It is only a summary, with just the first chapter written as complete to give it the foundation that it should have had (takes 2-3 hours for me to read through it all).

Here is one positive review (sorry, have to scroll down to the comments on this post after the click to read): “I have so very many things to say where to start..... Firstly I love your blog and the rewrite, I felt like you have given the characters depth and a new life. If I were a judge I would totally give you custody! … I am even letting my daughter read it with me because its a good story that is appropriate for kids to read and she LOVES LOVES LOVES IT! Just as much as I do! I think what you have written is loving and responsible to the characters and fans, it is well though out, relevant, and…”

BELIEVE me when I say, I would have MUCH RATHER have LOVED Stephenie Meyer's original Twilight Saga all the way to the bittersweet end. There are not many people on this planet who would have been more PROUD and applauding the loudest for a woman (amateur or not) to have written such a hailed TwiMasterpiece - if Stephenie Meyer had actually done that instead of the embarrassing, barely-edited rough-draft that we got.

This corrective re-write summary is actually very forgiving in many places - at least, where Steph is concerned. I'm sure my anger toward these IRRESPONSIBLE "professional" companies will continue to burn for much longer.

I gave your beautiful fairytale a hell of a shot, sinking MONTHS of my time JUST into researching this subject. (Not counting the months before that when you all had me convinced that it was a WORTHY diversion, ha!)

Between these blogs and the rewrite I have probably written as much as either Steph or Erika have; and I certainly put a lot more thought and creativity (not to mention, knowledge) into it. Just insert either author’s purple prose where applicable while you’re reading, since I didn’t write any – and it is darn near perfect, ha! ;)

As such, you can expect my version of The Twilight Saga to not be XXX. I rewrote Twilight by sticking to the storyline; but I made it believable – really, that was possible. In fact, now that Twilight can be shown as a believable story - it is no longer necessary for Anti-Twilight peeps to continue bullying Twilight Fans just because SM didn’t ‘get’ why she needed to make it believable.

WHY did I take the time to flesh out the character of Bella Swan and Twilight’s vampire (and wolf) storylines? BECAUSE VERY FEW OF YOU OLDER LADIES GIVES A SHIT ABOUT HER (and more importantly, the real Human girl, Kristen Stewart and her millions of young fans) - or ANY of the other Twilight characters, for that matter!

It's EDWARD this and EDWARD that (and sometimes Jacob) - Stephenie BARELY INTRODUCED you to her before you all got hooked on this crap. That's why you can pass this story off, you don't care... You're obsessed about Edward Cullen and could care less about any other character. IF this story had been published for you perverted older brats - Yeah, it would maybe be Ok!

I am NOT talking about you young girls if you're in here reading this - I've heard you talk about Bella and all the other characters. I KNOW you both know and love them, dearly. BUT, those of you who WERE NOT debunked by this storyline (no matter what your age was) SEE these characters differently than so many MORE older ladies do!

Believe it or NOT - Stephenie Meyer and the rest of these women out here (I don't care HOW many of them there are against my ONE voice) are BEING BAD, LoL!

IF we were in college... And the instructor had just given us an assignment to write the first chapter for a novel. IF Stephenie Meyer was a college literary student (which she has been - in FACT, she graduated!); she would probably NOT have gotten an "A" on the first chapter of Twilight - I seriously doubt. I wish a few good English teachers who haven't read the books yet would go through it and grade it - just so we would know, for sure.

I'm not saying that *my* version is a literary marvel - but I have a really good excuse. I have NEVER taken a college writing course much less graduated with a literary degree. If this isn't perfect... Yeah, I know. :)

We make our children do their homework - and dot their "I's" and cross their "T's" - but, WHY didn't this grown adult woman have to?!

I'm going to make you all CARE about Bella and her life, as well as every other character surrounding her - INCLUDING EDWARD - who, it seems to me; you've all just taken under the covers with you to have your way with him like Stephenie Meyer was no doubt doing when she WROTE this stupid saga so ignorantly and irresponsibly...

So when it really comes down to it... YOU robsessed ‘fans’ DON'T even care about Robert Pattinson/Edward Cullen, just your sick little "escape"!

The young adult audience that this story was TARGETED FOR - deserved a whole hell of alot better than what they got. THAT is why I rewrote The Twilight Saga... For ALL THOSE former fans who were debunked by Breaking Dawn after it was published; and then abandoned by the arrogant amateur author afterwards.

We KNEW better... and we were EXPECTING better.

AND it IS ALSO for the rest of you... I DARE you; I quadroople-doople DARE you - READ this and tell me you don't care a lot more about Bella at the end of this Chapter One: First Sight rewrite than you did at the end of Stephenie's first one.

You can think whatever you want to about me... But with this, the two things you CAN'T say about me are that *I* don't LOVE this pretty fairytale OR this fanbase.

Yeah, you be the judge – please.

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12/15/13

Twi-Hards: You've Got YOUR Story, What About OURS? We MOVIE Fans DESERVE a DISCUSSION...

Actual Post Date: 12/15/11 - 4th Original Blog Post before I really knew what I was talking about surrounding the details of 'how Twilight was irresponsibly written & published'. You'll notice that I was MUCH nicer toward Stephenie Meyer (than I am now) because of my ignorance about her involvement. Plus, I've done WAY more research since then; and I would consider myself to be as much of an authority on the subject as anyone else at this point.

I WAS extremely familiar with Twilight OBSESSIONS when I wrote this post, however... THIS is why this post applies to what's going on with Twilight obsessions now - along with what the tabloids are doing to the Twilight fanbase.

Btw, If you need help dealing with an intense, stubborn Twilight and/or robsten addiction, CLICK HERE (different blog with no intro)This post is a very soothing read for most Twihards no matter who you're mad at. PROMISE - no more poking at your tender TwiHearts. You're not alone - LOTS of Twilight Fans are in the same boat because it IS HARD to get past an obsession like that when people and the tabloids are poking at you like they always have.
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This is a reply to a question that shoots off from the reviews of Twilight on Amazon. There are 5987 replies to this question, most of them similar to this one. Read more if you need more convincing.

For SO MANY Twihards - past & present - Twilight obsessions are NOT 'normal' obsessions.

"I feel just crazy. My poor family!! I can't even count how many times I've read the first two. And yes, what little of Midnight Sun is available, I've read twice. At first, I thought reading it from Edward's perspective would finally settle my obsession - because I realized the second (or was it third?!) time I read Twilight that I was re-reading just trying to figure out what Edward was thinking. But then of course, Midnight Sun isn't finished - so I'm still left wondering. And then of course I'm hoping she'll do the same thing for the other titles. I'm reading New Moon today - and keep wondering what's going on in Edward's mind."
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Original Post Beginning

What about those girls out there who are still so stuck in this muck? I think it's one of the reasons why we older girls refuse to question the storyline of Twilight any further. We're almost afraid to look directly at it. We can "feel" that something isn't right about it; but what if we see something else other than the beautiful fairytale that we have built up inside our minds? Some of us might not be able to handle it - truly.

And I know you know what I mean, even if you're "not in this place", now; you probably have been...

You don't quite feel right without at least one helping of Twilight every day in some form or another... It calls to you, you crave it. Edward Cullen is your own personal brand of Heroin in your head, eating through your life like meth.

You have a hard time thinking about anything else, sometimes. It is nearly impossible for you to hide your obsession from anyone; and you feel as intoxicated as Bella was with Edward in that one Twilight book scene, every time you watch Twilight - and you weren't even there.

In fact, she wasn't either - she's not real.

But you read this story and watch the movie, and this is how it makes you feel... stroking you inside like a warm, gentle breeze with Edward Cullen sparkling forever by your side in the sun, caressing you both inside and out...

Pay attention to it. It feels real, doesn't it?

Tell me again that it's an innocent little story that has no effect on our lives - WHY would you ever want to LEAVE it?!

And how mad are you at me right now - over the top? Do you wish you could look me in the eye and tell me a thing or two, without even hearing me out?

You wouldn't be so "hot" if you weren't so obsessed... It is like a drug, its exactly like a drug.

And now LOOK what has been happening to them through the tabloids for WAY too long. You KNOW this is not how ANY of the fictional/movie/hollywood obsessions of us 'big' girls EVER went - nor are they supposed to.
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Now that I've done even more research; I would imagine that most of you Twi-hard book fans coming across this blog have already taken this argument head on many times - but you've already made your decision that Twilight is too important to you in your life, so all the unusual things about the dysfunctional Twilight storyline are forgivable.

Ok... But can we please just go over it one more time for those of us who are arriving late to the party?

I mean, I really do not understand... Back when the Twilight books were first popular, Twilight fans who had read the books were able to go into alot more detail than I can from just watching the movies. And the details I've come across are SCATHING (see side links). I guess I just want to know why these things are all Ok with everybody, you know?

For Twilight movie fans, I think its about not really knowing what's going on (I know I was clueless for awhile, coming in on the story through the movies)... We all just sort of got caught up in a rave. It is the "in thing" to love this story despite it's flaws. Why would we question it, its just a story after all...

But, look at all the revealing links I've found - and this is just the TIP of the iceberg! Actually LOOK at them - they are fascinating, I really had no idea until recently! Coming into Twilight through the movies instead of the books was obviously a much different experience. I honestly wonder what side I would have been on now, if I had read the books as most people have.

Would I still have recognized this story as an amateur attempt to rehash a dream-turned-sexual fantasy; or would I have remained practically hypnotized by Twilight's intriguing characters as much as so many Twi-hard fans still are. Would I still be excusing it or would I have been one of the people on the list trying to get people to listen in vain?

After you've gone through this stuff and/or read my story; IS Twilight - just the way it is - REALLY Ok?

I'm a Buffy fan from way back, and believe me - there are SO many things that could have been done with the Twilight storyline to make it really cool for everyone. Buffy always went way beyond the boundaries of make-believe reality - Joss Whedon would have been a really good person to help work out the kinks in Twilight. He's a master storyteller with things like this.

In both Buffy and Angel, our favorite characters were killed off for months and then brought (believably) back to life; and they even created a "believable" storyline in Angel where two VAMPIRES procreate (OMG, talk about a mother sacrificing herself - Darla literally stakes herself, turning herself to DUST so that her baby can be born!) - which should be an even more unbelievable storyline to achieve than a Human-Vampire hybrid baby.

But, it worked for us fans really well because we were both invested in the characters enough to the point where we "wanted" to watch our favorite characters lives grow into families - and they gave us enough believable details so that our suspension of belief remained (relatively speaking) suspended. It was easy to forgive the creators of Buffy & Angel (and now True Blood) for any little altercation, because they respected our intelligence as fans.

We girls don't stop believing in fairytales, Stephenie Meyer's story as well as our own obsessions surrounding Twilight demonstrate that, clearly... If there is any "one" good compliment I can give to the book company and the movie studio. It is for recognizing the pure, raw sexual innocence of Stephenie's story, and how much it would appeal to girls.

I keep referring to it as a sexual fantasy like its a bad thing - but it is the reason why we girls are really so insane over it, and its time we give in and tell the truth about it. There is absolutely no reason to be ashamed of it - we girls are sexual creatures; and of course the "adolescent" ones among us are no exception, they are up-and-coming GODDESSES - Surprise! Yeah, we all love a good headboard-breaking, idyllic fairytale!

From what I can see, Summit Entertainment had an "almost diamond" in their hands - but I don't think they recognized it for what it was; and if they did, they didn't apply quite enough pressure, I think.

The creators of the Twilight Saga Movie Franchise should have known better; and they should have been listening to these valid complaints from people before these movies were made.

I mean, really... When Twilight originally came out in book form, before they were "all" out; apparently, this is what people were saying about it. I got this off of Wikipedia:

When first published, Twilight gained much critical acclaim. Critics often described it as a "dark romance that seeps into the soul" and praised it for capturing "perfectly the teenage feeling of sexual tension and alienation".

What the hell happened?!

I mean, the voices within these links almost HAD to be ignored since there are SO many of them; and they were probably ignored because it was cheaper to leave the story unchanged; and most people were fine with the story the way it was - leaving it "as is" was a sure thing in the million$ - why change anything?

Uncool.

Just hear me out, that's all I ask... I'd love to hear your opinion after you've read this with as much of a level head as you can allow for.

I read once in a magazine about a scientific study that was done on the brain... And the conclusion was that the Human brain (chemically-speaking) cannot distinguish between a "real" friend and a character they "imagine is their friend" on a TV show (that probably goes for books, movies and even dreams sometimes, too) - so the same feelings are present when we are interacting with either of them. ("Friends" was popular at the time, that's how long ago that was.)

I used to be like you... I was one of those "crazy" Twilight fans who used to stick up for it when all the Twilight-haters on the boards would go on about "what a ridiculous, idyllic fantasy" it was. So what?! I didn't see anything wrong with a modern day fairytale that had a happy ending - but I was talking without knowing what I was talking about, because I hadn't read the books and I didn't know the ending.

But I'm pretty sure I know what I'm talking about, now... I'm an over-thirty girl who was introduced to both the original Twilight & New Moon movies a few months before Eclipse came out - and became a HUGE Twilight fan! Yeah, I was sucked into this "phenomenon" for awhile, too.

Apparently, no one would listen back then; but I'm doing my best to see if we can all have a more civil conversation about it. It should be easier for everyone now that you know your Twilight movies are already done and are coming out exactly as you want them to; and as close to the original storyline as the movie studio can possibly make them - we're just talking and making post-judgements.

But somehow... I am perhaps one of the few inexplicably insightful Twilight Saga movie fans (I'm not celebrating) who has somehow been able to see through Twilight for what it is. My biggest clue was the unbelievable ending of Breaking Dawn's Human-Vampire baby storyline. Yeah, the one we're all so easily able to give excuses for, because its "so beautiful".

But how did I come up with the ridiculous idea of the Twilight story as being a sexual fantasy? After all, a woman having a baby doesn't have anything to do with this being a sexual fantasy, I know - although, I think it "can" if a baby is something you are really wanting in your life - it can be tied into your deepest desires, and for some of us that might actually be true.

And while I hate to burst your bubble (like mine was burst); its time we smart women (I know we're smarter than this) - stop making excusing for Twilight and demand from both publishing and movie companies; that this kind of irresponsible storytelling is unacceptable, even for (and should be especially for) young, adolescent girls.

What I think happened is... I think Twilight started out as a dream, just like the author claims; and then it turned into a sexual fantasy, and then a story (I explain how I came to that here and here in my first two blog posts). And then she continued the storyline beyond either her knowledge or interest in Vampires; completely ignoring the traditional Vampire lore that is built up in most people's heads regarding them.

The author of Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, was busy... I get this part. She was a busy mom with a full household to run; and she was probably taking the time to write for herself into the wee hours when she could - good for her! I understand how this story remained unchanged from her perspective... She wasn't thinking about doing anything extracurricular like researching Vampires. She already had the fantasy in her head and it was already perfect - for her.

But while the story of Twilight may "seem beautiful", its just a sugarcoated empty shell without the ooey-gooey milk chocolate center. The DVD packaging is beautiful, the sets are beautiful, the characters are beautiful and have great potential... But the story is entirely someone's own and no one else's.

Twilight was obviously a very intimate story, and it should not have been told to the world so irresponsibly. Instead, it probably should have been kept under the author's mattress to be taken out on special occasions just for when she was in the mood to indulge herself in her own strange, beloved little world.

But, she fell in love with it and probably had to talk about it; so she shared it with the people around her. And it was admittedly, a really interesting and fascinating kernel of a story - So, being the proud, supportive family & friends that they were, they probably all encouraged her to try and publish it. And the rest is history...

Is that so unbelievable, really?

Stephenie got "hung up" on her beautiful characters; she couldn't change anything about them - just like us amateur writers, do - as a woman (and an amateur writer, myself)... even though I am very angry with the way this story has been treated by the movie studio - I can't blame Stephenie Meyer; because she's just someone who got lucky, and this could have just as easily have happened to me. And jeez, if this ever does happen to me... I sure as hell HOPE that someone takes the time to fix my obviously amateur mistakes before serving it up "out here" to the world.

I'll stop rambling now and let you get to the hard stuff. You may still not agree with me by the end of our conversation; but for some strange reason, it is important for me to know that I'm not imagining this...

I'm doing this because Twilight could have been SUCH a cool story - and there's no reason why it shouldn't have been! I feel like I'm trying to get the Democrats and the Republicans to actually talk/listen to each other and work together!

Other Blog Posts Before the Cheating Scandal:

Nothing But LOVE for Our Beloved Twilight Character Actors!!

What DID Twilight book fans think was going to happen in Breaking Dawn BEFORE it was published - PLEASE, DO TELL!! ;)

Letter to My Little Twilight Sisters: Why I Keep Picking on Twilight

Letter to My BIG Twilight Sisters: Are You SURE Breaking Dawn is Ok?

I'm Reading Twilight Just to See for Myself

Heartbreaking video done by an ex-Twilight Fan 2008/2009.

Tech's Breaking Dawn Experience Book Reviews/YouTube Videos SUMMARIZED within this post first (she has alot of videos). THIS is where I originally learned that Stephenie Meyer's publishers originally didn't want to publish Breaking Dawn - among OTHER things. I HAVE read Stephenie's confirmation about this in her interviews.

Another Rant - WHY is Twilight Ok?

Recorded at the height of *my* obsession - YouTube Videos

What EXACTLY is wrong with Stephenie Meyer's 'vampires' within Twilight? (Includes my Breaking Dawn Part 1 & Part 2 MOVIE REVIEWS) - yeah, I eventually got around to watching them, Part 1 is WHAT ACTUALLY brought this blog to an END on 7/24/12, LoL!!

About the (now outdated) Twilight: Breaking Dawn Petition

The LAST post on this blog last updated THE DAY (7/24/12, but before I knew about) Kristen's photos were published: New Updated Twilight Petition for Professional Negligence and a Not-So-Final Farewell

AFTER the CHEATING SCANDAL POSTS (7/25/13 - Present):

WHY Do Gossip Mags Continue with PR Assaults on Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and their Twilight Fans? This post is very long because it starts with the OLD timeline on 7/25/12 with updates through 12/12 - THEN continues as a timeline from 1/12 through to the more recent PR assaults. Unfortunately, it is no longer 'as originally written' in here - I began splitting it up into little chunks when it started to get too long. (Yeah, I realize that it's still too long, ha!) It is STILL a great timeline. It started off NICE at the beginning because of the developing situation, but as time went on - it heated up. There are ALOT of additional posts that were created to support this post as needed, and they jump off the page at the most appropriate times - read them also, they are part of the post.

Ramifications of Wrong Writing in the Case of Twilight Addictions.

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