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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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12/4/12

Stephenie Meyer: Quotes from Interviews About The Twilight Saga, It's Popularity, and Her Fans

This is the much shorter, more concise and recent version of this longer post.

This is just a page I'm putting together - starting in on some SERIOUS research surrounding Stephenie Meyer, herself. I'm just starting this page on 12/4/12 and it will GROW week by week as I go through EVERY SINGLE INTERVIEW I can find of hers. The formatting might be a little wonky in places, because cut & paste doesn't always work smoothly in here. I'll smooth things out, later. Enjoy!

11/11/08: Stephenie Meyer Interview Twilight Press Conference Transcript
Question:  Did you write it with the idea of it was going to be sort of like preteens or young teenage girls? That was going to be your audience?

Stephanie Meyer:  No, I had a very specific audience and it was a twenty-nine year old mother of three.  No one was ever supposed to read this except for me and if I’d had any idea that anyone else would ever see what I was doing, I would have never been able to finish it – way, way too much pressure.

Question:  Could you tell us a little bit, since you wrote this for yourself, what was the day you sat down and said I’m going to do this, and how did it get published and how did it all work?

Stephanie Meyer:  You know, I don’t think many authors have as specific an answer to that question as I do. It all started June 2nd 2003 and I have the exact, I know the exact date because I have all these other things on my calendar that I had to do that day.  And I had this really great dream. I tell this story a lot and I think it starts to sound like I’m making it up, but I’m not.  I had an awesome dream and it was odd because it was coherent, because it was a really complicated conversation, and because I don’t ever dream about vampires. So that was also very odd.  And I woke up and I just was wrapped up in this idea of what was going to happen next. You know, was he going to kill her or were they going to be together, because it was fifty/fifty at that point.  And I wrote it down because there were a lot of nuances to the conversation I didn’t want to forget and I knew they would go. I forget everything.  And once I got started within that day I was completely hooked on writing, and this was something brand new to me. I had no ambitions for a writing career.  I had a career and I was really busy with it.

Question:  Being a mother?

Stephanie Meyer:  Being a mother, which is about the most full-time job you could have. And I had three little boys and there was no time to do something else, but I was obsessed with it from the first day.  I mean here, I’d painted before, I’d done a couple of other little creative endeavors that always, they were good, you know, it felt good to be creative but it wasn’t completely fulfilling.  And then writing, it was like I just found it, you know? Like you just found your favorite flavor of ice cream, all of a sudden there it is. 'This is what I should have been doing for the last thirty years. What was I thinking?'  So I was, then I was in and then I had to just keep going with it. 

Question:  How did you get it published? 

Stephanie Meyer:  Sheer luck or fate or what have you. I had the easiest publishing experience in the entire world.  I sent out fifteen courier letters to agents, got five no replies, nine rejections and one I want to see it.  A month later I had an agent. Another month later I had a three book deal with Little Brown.  And it does not happen that way, if you expect that going in get ready for heartbreak.

Question:  Why this enduring interest in vampires?

Stephanie Meyer:  Well my answer here has to be hypothetical because I am not a vampire fan and I never have been.  I don’t do horror.  I’m an enormous scaredy-cat. Hitchcock is about as much as I can handle and I love it, but anything more than that and you're not going to see me in the theater.  And I have never gotten it (THIS is WHY your story FAILED, Steph!) – why are people obsessed with vampires, you know, and I know a lot of people who are.  I'm actually surprised now I know how many more people are, and so the fact I would write about them is wildly out of character for me and bizarre, and nobody who knows me believed it for a really long time.  But this is my theory, having talked to a lot of people about why do you like vampires so much. Besides myself it seems like everybody really loves to be scared in a controlled environment.  Horror movies do really well, you know? It’s a big industry. People read a lot of scary books.  So I’m missing that gene, but clearly we like to be scared and they look at the monsters we can scare ourselves with and most of them are disgusting and, you know, gruesome and they're covered in nasty things. And we don’t want anything from them, we just want to get away from them. They're just there to scare us.  And then we've got vampires who are often beautiful and eternally youthful and rich and cultured and they live in castles.  There are so many things that are ideals in our culture that we want that they have, so there's this double-edged sword – they're going to kill us and they're terrifying and yet maybe I even want to be one.  I don’t want to be a vampire. A lot of other people do and I think it’s that duel nature – we have, you know, terrifying/intriguing. (You could NOT be more OFF with this theory - NONE of us were reading these books to get SPOOKED! Vampires have been ROMANTIC METAPHORS for ENTHRALLMENT for DECADES, especially for us WOMEN (but not just us, ha!)

Question:  ...And the second part of that, now you've had a taste of the Hollywood system would you think about doing a screen play rather than writing a book first?

Stephanie Meyer:  ...I don’t think I could do that unless Hollywood is ready for a fourteen-hour movie experience.  I tried once to write a short story and it was a horrible thing.  I just, I don’t think in short. I have to explore every tiny, little detail of things. (REALLY... Cuz THIS was LOST of most of US, Stephenie; LIKE, WHY DOES EDWARD SPARKLE and MANY other DETAILS that have gone UNEXPLAINED for your FANS. You OBVIOUSLY were NOT AT ALL curious about the DETAILS surrounding VAMPIRES!!) I really admire people who can come in and streamline it and get all the information across but they do it so simply. That's not my talent so I can't imagine doing that. Although my ideas are often very visual I’d have to have a partner who would know how to do it...

Hmmm... Your fans EVEN had to BUY an EXTRA book AFTER you finished writing your "saga" JUST to EXPLAIN all these DETAILS you weren't even SORT of curious about...









Question:  What sets your vampires apart?

Stephanie Meyer:  Well in general, because I know there's a lot of varying (CHERISHED, TIME-HONORED) legends, you know, and there's the ones that turn into bats and mist and there's the ones that are more concrete.  In general, my vampires don’t have fangs and they don’t need them (they also don't NEED BLOOD! Bloodless Vampires are an OXYMORON - DEBUNKED!). You know,  strong as they are it’s kind of unnecessary.  They're fairly indestructible. Wooden stakes and garlic are not going to get you anywhere.  They don’t sleep at all, they're never unconscious, they have no periods of unconsciousness. And the sunlight doesn't harm them, it just shows them for what they are because they sparkle in the sun. 

Question:  How about reflections?

Stephanie Meyer:  Oh they totally have reflections and you can take pictures of them.  All of that is kind of these myths, in my world these are myths that (myths that you've completely disregarded - DESPITE how CHERISHED Vampires were LONG before YOU came along) vampires actually anciently spread around so that people would say, 'Oh this person can't be a vampire because I can see them in the mirror so I’m safe.' 

Question:  As the fan base grew for the series and then it became more of a phenomenon, did that change in any way how you approached the later look? And also what was your response to the fan response of the fourth book?

Stephanie Meyer:  Well as far as changing things, it couldn't because I actually had the first three books and a rough draft of the fourth one written before Twilight ever came out, so the story was there. (The UNRESEARCHED, OVERLY-ADDICTIVE, ERRONEOUS VAMPIRE STORY THAT WOULD CAUSE THOUSANDS IF NOT MILLIONS OF GIRLS/WOMEN SIGNIFICANT EMOTIONAL PAIN - WAS THERE and simply COULD NOT be changed. Then it should NEVER have been PUBLISHED!!)  And it’s funny, I had this conversation with a friend of mine who wrote nonfiction, like obscure historical stories, and she was saying how it must be so hard for you because when my editors come in they can't change anything. This is what happened.  And it kind of clicked in for me because that's exactly how I feel, like it’s historic, like this is what happened. It’s not like I can just change things, this is how it went down. (Sorry, Steph - it CAN and SHOULD have been changed! I can't WAIT until I get to the interview where you say, "I wish I could GO BACK and REWRITE TWILIGHT!)  And that's a kind of awkward position to be in when your editor does want you to change things. So the fan expectations, I already knew the story. (What DID you say to get your publishers to publish Breaking Dawn like this, ANYWAY?!!)













It did add a little bit of pressure and it was particularly difficult when, you know, when I’m writing I tune that out and I don’t think about it at all.  But when I’m editing, I get online and I see one blog that says if A and B don’t happen I’m burning this book, and then on another page if A and B do happen, this is going to be the worse book ever. (Your FANS were DOING THAT because you got them SO RIDICULOUSLY OBSESSED!!)  So you know going in and there is no way I can please everybody. I can't even please half the people because everybody wants things that are so different and they’ve written this story in their heads to a way that they are happy with. (NO - we were ALREADY FAMILIAR with AND LOVED Vampires and YOU DIDN'T - so we had CERTAIN PRECONCEIVED (and again, cherished!!) IDEOLOGY surrounding them BEFORE you debunked so many of us with Breaking Dawn. You could have written ANY 'ol damn ending for them - and really, that seems like what you did - and your OVERLY-OBSESSED FANS would have LAPPED it UP like HONEY!!) them that  I read an interview that George Lucas did about Indiana Jones and how all the fans have already written their sequel and if they don’t see that sequel, they're going to be upset. And I really found myself in that same position.  And so I was braced going in, I knew that this was going to be bad, and it was also good.  That was the thing about the fourth book, is it was so much more in every aspect. It was bigger than I ever would have dared to imagine.  It was better in a lot of ways and it was worse in a ton of ways. And it was a lot of overwhelming stuff that I couldn't really take in.  I found that it’s easier for me, when I’m at home and I don’t have to talk into a microphone in front of a bunch of people, I just forget that this is all going on and I just live my life.  And the writing’s a part of it, but I don’t think about this part because it’s too hard. (It's just TOO DAMN HARD to admit you SHOULD have put in the WORK, Stephenie. Many of us are GROWN UPS out here; and we CAN ALL SEE how BADLY your books ARE written. It's kind of hard to HIDE your "mistakes" - and obviously even HARDER to ADMIT and OWN UP to them, THEN or NOW!)


Oh Yeah, I would LOVE to have a face-to-face conversation with Stephenie Meyer, her negligent publishing company AND her GREEDY production company - a roundtable discussion, LoL!! :)
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Yeah, this is only ONE interview of Stephenie Meyer's and I know you're thinking I MUST be insane to be THIS worked up over one silly little interview - But, I've already read most of them - they're ALL this maddening!!

I WILL be fleshing this out for you with ALL of her interviews, but you can see how HOT I am with this ONE. I'll be starting them them slower than originally anticipated, ha!

But, I AM putting this update from the long first post on this blog in here until I get to the rest - because is SO FITS HERE:

This next article was published 12/7/12 and is a prelude to the book I've been talking about writing called, "Stephenie Meyer and Her Army of Desperate Housewives: The Twilight Saga Exposed".

Questions for Stephenie Meyer About Her Successful Literary Failure,
Update 11/30/12

In *My* Twihard Opinion...
The Thing that Most Clearly Debunks The Twilight Saga
The Movie Breaking Dawn Part 1
Movie Review


Here's some slices from the above posts THREE years ago:

"...I also really don't like how often she brushes questions off with "it's fantasy/fiction" or "you're reading too much into it." All fiction has deeper messages. She may not be a decent enough writer to control the messages, but she still needs to take responsibility for the values her books are teaching her YOUNG audience. She has an opportunity to encourage young people to be critical and look for meaning beneath the superficial, but she's doing the exact opposite."

"She doesn't explain herself, and then blames the audience. Its obvious Bella is Stephenie Meyer, but she denies it. I'm ok with Bella being Stephenie Meyer, most authors base characters off themselves, its the easiest and most used tool - but she denies it so it bugs me. Then there's the sparkly vampires. Again got no problem with sparkling vampires. But when Stephenie Meyer was approached about it; she came up with an illogical explanation, then she changed that explanation to an even more illogical one - and then turned around with "Its not my problem" - Honey, its your ill-explained book, it is your problem. She could have said it was magic, I would have accepted that."

"...I think she's an anti-feminist that belongs in the 19th century, yet she insists upon saying Bella is a strong independent woman. Excuse me? Deciding whether you're cooking spaghetti or fish on your own is not being independent in my book. Apart from that, I think she's smug and arrogant and that, instead of trying to provide solid, adult arguments to defend her work, she'll just whine as if she was Bella (she is, but you know what I mean) and say things such as "it's fiction, it doesn't have to make sense!" or, one of the Twihards' favorites, "you don't understand". Apart from that, how come she is not to blame for her poor writing? She wrote the book, it is surely not Stephen King's fault. Of course, there are editors and people at the publishing company who should have said "Woman, WTF?", but Meyer, not somebody else, wrote the books. So, to sum up, I don't hate her, I just absolutely dislike her, which is completely different."

"...Actually the book was edited, they edited it a bit to make it more apropriate for the target group (tweens) or so they think, so they made it a little less sexual and stuff. Not too sure on the details though. But , yer they did edit it, but nothing to help it in anyway."

"Hrm... I HATE HER SO MUCH. If I could say anything to her I would scream "Thanks, Stephenie Meyer for F***ING UP OUR YOUTH!"

"...Lack of creativity in the Twilight series. A good writer does not have a load of Mary Sue characters as the protagonists (i.e. Bella and Edward) but creates a few flaws here and there to add more depth to the characters. Something that people can really relate to. The fact that she lacks this creativity and doesn't even realise it, is fairly worrying for me in itself."

"Reasons why I hate Twilight and really don't understand why people like it:
1) it's very poorly written
2) the storyline is bland and stretched out over too many books.
3) the only likeable characters were rejected in favour of a controlling relationship with Edward.
4) why do they kill innocent animals when Carlisle can syringe blood out of people at hospital?
5) the overwhelming 'hollowness' of the series which is created by the lack of humour, the lack of believable or imagainative characters and the hyperserious romance.
6) the 'messages'; chastity, marrying young and procreation. Has anyone heard of contraception?
7) Bella is an astonishingly weak character. I can't relate to her. I relate better to people who are confused about what they want in life and who are more adventurous.
8) I am just not attracted to Edward or Jacob. They don't have very attractive personalities. Edward is contolling while Jacob is too possessive.
9) the vampires are are like rocks! The author has tried to make them her idea of perfection and in doing so has stipped away any trace of the humanity they once had.
10) The callous attitude towards vegetarianism. Vampires who kill animals are not vegetarian!"

Such valid points. I've never actually touched those books. but my sister has, and she's regretted it ever since.

“I didn’t know if there ever was a choice, really. I was already in too deep. Now that I knew — if I knew — I could do nothing about my frightening secret. Because when I thought of him, of his voice, his hypnotic eyes, the magnetic force of his personality, I wanted nothing more than to be with him right now.” Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 7, p.139

Bella repeatedly describes a “hypnotic” sensation whenever she hears Edward’s voice or looks at him. Although it is intended to be romantic, Meyer’s word choice describing Edward’s “hypnotic” effect and “magnetic force” on Bella alerts the reader (without much subtlety) that the “choice” is being controlled by an outside force, specifically Edward. Whether he intends to or not, Edward’s presence in Bella’s life weakens her strength of will and even of body, causing her to faint at one point. Any self-respecting woman or woman-respecting man would remove themselves from such a situation.

Other examples of how Edwards’s involvement in her life weakens Bella:

--- “I’d given more information than necessary in my unwilling honesty, and I worried it would provoke the strange anger that flared whenever I slipped and revealed too clearly how obsessed I was.” Twilight, Chapter 11, p.230
--- “Our relationship couldn’t continue to balance, as it did, on the point of a knife. We would fall off one edge or the other, depending entirely upon HIS decision, or HIS instincts. My decision was made, made before I’d ever consciously chosen, and I was committed to seeing it through. Because there was nothing more terrifying to me, more excruciating, than the thought of turning away from him. It was an impossibility.” Twilight, Chapter 12, p.248
--- “There was no way around it; I couldn’t resist him in anything.” Twilight, Chapter 13, p.284
--- “His eyes were melting all my fury. It was impossible to fight with him when he cheated like that.” Twilight, Epilogue, p.485
--- “His mouth was on mine then, and I couldn’t fight him. Not because he was so many thousand times stronger than me, but because my will crumbled into dust the second our lips met.” New Moon, Chapter 23, p.512

Here are a few more examples of Bella’s lack or illusion of choice that I’m not going to delve into:
---She never has the ability to decide whether or not or when she becomes a vampire. When it finally does happen, it’s Edward’s only choice if he wants her to survive.
---She doesn’t choose to marry Edward, but rather is blackmailed into it by him.
---Edward and Alice frequently withholding information that directly relates to Bella’s life and well-being.

The supposed “choice” that bothered me the most was that of the werewolves’ infant imprints. An infant who is imprinted on is going to grow up her entire life with the imprinter constantly around as an authority figure. In order to make imprinting a child acceptable, it is explained that he will be “whatever is needed, whether that’s a brother or uncle or father.” Jacob doesn’t say it out loud, but once she starts to mature, he’s going to find her irresistibly sexually attractive and expect a sexual relationship with her. He doesn’t say it out loud because Meyer apparently wishes to remain in massive denial about how messed up this is.

When children are sexually abused by an authority figure they trust, they often do not tell anyone because they are afraid and confused about what’s going on. Meyer claims that the imprinted children have a choice, but it’s an illusion. After being prepared and pampered and guided down the aisle to her life’s purpose of reproducing with someone who pretended to be her “brother or uncle or father” her entire life, she’s not going to feel like she has a choice. Arzim’s Rebuttals likens the situation to child-grooming, which I think is spot on.

[[“Child grooming” The deliberate actions taken by an adult to form a trusting relationship with a child, with the intent of later having sexual contact is known as child grooming. The act of grooming a child sexually may include activities that are legal in and of themselves, but later lead to sexual contact."]]

“The way you move — you orient yourself around him without even thinking about it. When he moves, even a little bit, you adjust your position at the same time. Like magnets... or gravity. You’re like a ... satellite, or something. I’ve never seen anything like it.” Apparently Meyer's idea of an empowered independent woman is an involuntary "satellite" to a man."

"Bella 'loving' Edward because of his looks-good point. She gets entrapped with his looks an never really took the chance to see what he REALLY was."

"I felt my self worth as a female teenager slowly decline with every paragraph that passed under my eyes. Every time she submitted to him felt like a slap in the face. As a fifteen year old who knows love is NOT about sex and physical looks, I am disgusted by Bella's lack of description of Edward on his personality."

WHAT DOES ROBERT THINK OF TWILIGHT?


Honestly... I haven't read these books ALL the way through, yet - ONLY because I couldn't up to this point. (Yes, I tried, ha! My observations just up through Ch. 5 ARE very revealing as to WHY Twilight is so addictive. If you haven't read Twilight yet - read this!!) But reading some of these excerpts from the book above... IS IT POSSIBLE that Twilight might be EVEN MORE addictive than even *I* think it is?

I am REALLY starting to get curious, now... PLUS, I've been wanting to read the books JUST so I could decide for myself WHO Bella should have ended up with - Edward or Jacob - for myself, ha!

I have to finish reading through them all before I start writing the Twilight-obsessions book, anyway. I think that's just around the corner, peeps. I'll probably have to start a whole new blog for that!
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Update 11/22/12

It seems to me, by acknowledging our own semi-insanity about this saga and trying to hold the companies who caused it ACCOUNTABLE - would go far to set things right about Twilight. So many girls and women are SO confused about it BECAUSE they are obsessed. It would go FAR to help get these obsessions back into perspective for people who are literally being constantly poked in them - like Chinese water-drop torture.

I would also HOPE that it would put a dampener on these gossip rags wanting to taunt US Twihards and possibly Kristen and Robert further. I would think it would make them all feel a little silly about how MEAN and STUPID they were to take advantage of us like this - JUST when we were getting ready to watch our HAPPY ENDING! You JERKS KNEW what the hell you were doing!!

Maybe we can even get them to re-evaluate their business standards surrounding the integrity of HOW images AND information are captured surrounding celebrities. Just because you have the freedom to STALK someone doesn't mean you have to - ESPECIALLY with the SOLE, MONEY-MAKING INTENTION of making young (and older!), OBSESSED TwiFangirls CRY!

We're SICK of watching ALL of our favorite celebrities being hounded, their kids crying, trying to hide, chasing after their cars and CAUSING ACCIDENTS (trust me, you HURT one hair on either ONE of these two kids and you'll see the INVISIBLE TWIHARD ARMY that I keep talking at COME to LIFE! Those of us who went through Princess Diana's SENSELESS death don't need a reminder!!)

This is Kristen and Robert returning to LA a couple days ago. LISTEN to what they are taunting them with!! Kristen is no-doubt going to be paying for this mistake for a LONG DAMN TIME - too long, in my opinion. And really, what is Robert paying for??

If OUR obsessions would dissipate, so would our obsessive interest in these two. We'd still be interested... Just not in a "I HAVE to do a search on them every hour or I feel like I'm going to to CRAZY" kind of way (yes, I've heard that, LoL!)


This latest attack on Kristen's PRIVACY which just HAPPENED to catch her doing something naughty (THIS time) - ALONG with OUR heartbroken, angry responses about it is NOTHING but the RESULT of our UNREAL - yet INTENSE - obsessions.

Neither Kristen nor Robert deserve to be treated like this for as MUCH as they have put into this "saga"; Kristen is a young girl who does NOT deserve to CONTINUE to be BASHED over this; AND NONE of us Twihards should have been in THIS much personal PAIN for THIS LONG!


There is still time while BDp2 is in Theaters!

 Kristen Stewart is a young girl living out her REAL LIFE, and the fact that it was SO underhandedly captured, exposed and presented as an APPETIZER before Breaking Dawn should make you all MAD as hell - in a DIFFERENT way than you ARE if you weren't SO DAMN OBSESSED! 

You may have gotten your addictive story YOUR way, TwiLadies... But these young TwiFangirls who this story was supposedly FOR, DESERVED a FAR BETTER RIDE than what they got out of this "saga" - from beginning to END! This was supposed to be THEIR story - but you all TOOK it from them, CLAIMED it as YOUR OWN, and ALLOWED some of the WORST things to HAPPEN to them through it!!

On TOP of this SENSELESS PR ASSAULT that happened JUST as they were about to FINALLY watch their HAPPY ENDING - Twilight Fans who were not debunked in 2008 have had to ENDURE people for YEARS telling them they're CRAZY "Twitards", make FUN of their FAVORITE FAIRYTALE and DEFEND it over and over again (along with their favorite ACTOR and ACTRESS who play their favorite characters) - it certainly hasn't been a STAR WARS or HARRY POTTER experience!
 


We ALLOWED The Twilight Saga to ALTER (and LESSEN) our HUMAN STANDARDS surrounding SO MANY things, like "what is good storytelling", "what is Okay for professional companies to serve up for our children", "IS good grammar or literary research REALLY necessary for a book", "do publishing companies have to be responsible for what they publish - especially for young, impressionable adults", etc...

 
You shouldn't BE SO PROUD of yourselves, FameFlyNet - now INFAMOUS for victoriously capturing Kristen's photos. You could all JUST as WELL be throwing back beer bongs and indulging in a Caligula ORGY while mounting her head on your trophy wall. I BET you have one of those...

You made young girls CRY and you didn't write ONE DAMN GOOD SONG LYRIC to DO IT! I am NOT impressed.


The SIDE you're ON doesn't matter - but everyone can be MAD about HOW we're feeling right now and realize WHY we're feeling this way.

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is The Hand That SAVES The World
 - or NOT. 

I don't expect nor WANT ANYONE to "change their minds" about Twilight - *I* think you should be able to BOTH LOVE Twilight AND sign the petition. I do! In fact, I signed it BECAUSE I LOVE IT - and I happen to ALSO CARE about the hearts and minds of YOUNG GIRLS - and I'm a GROWN-UP so that means I SHOULD CARE, right?!

JANUARY 2013 UPDATE:

The Twilight Petition is down now (whew!!), but the FIGHT for the privacy rights of celebrities CONTINUES... If you've ever really LOVED The Twilight Saga, Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson, put your signature where your heart is and SET THEM FREE by SIGNING!!


Sign via Email on Signon.org
to Request Hollywood Paparazzi and
Gossip Magazines Reform THEMSELVES
or
SIGN the PETITION via Twitter

Check Out the
Paparazzi Reform Initiative

Sign the PRI Petition
for
People Magazine to agree to ONLY publish photos
of children attained with guardian consent.
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Original Post Continuing... But it looks like I'm going to have to write that damn book - I could just cry. I don't care HOW much money is in it for me. The thought of continuing with this subject for another year is excruciating for me.

For those of you who LOVE to use the argument, "This is AMERICA and anyone should be able to like ANYTHING they want - it's a FREE country!"...

Of course! This blog is NOT ABOUT "not liking whatever you want". It's about PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHERS NOT DOING THEIR JOBS at the BEGINNING of Twilight BEFORE they published it.

CAUSING young (and older!) girls to fall into INTENSE, OVER-obsessions just because THEY were PROFESSIONALLY NEGLIGENT is DIFFERENT than publishing something RESPONSIBLY that YOU "just don't like".

A "saga" as pretty as this SHOULDN'T have CAUSED so much division and ugliness amongst it's FANBASE, nor should it have been the basis to RESENT it's amateur author - either in 2008 when Breaking Dawn was published OR NOW that SO MANY people RESENT Kristen (and Robert now ALSO) for the SAME, FUNDAMENTAL REASONS - Our OBSESSIONS because of Steph's B.A.D. amateur "writing style" AND her deceptive storyline!

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BTW, this poll used to contain 508 votes at one point in time. I'm not sure what has happened with losing votes - either Twihards who originally voted realized their votes were incriminating their beloved goddess/amateur author; OR all these accounts have simply been closed over the course of four months for whatever reasons. Doesn't matter, I've got the original 'important' numbers recorded within these posts.

Taking Our Temperature... How are YOU feeling, Twihards? Choose multiple answers as they apply.