firstsight

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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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An Anti-Twilight Fan's Dream Talk with SM

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Letter to My Little Twilight Sisters – Why I Keep Picking on Twilight.

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Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2 Movie Reviews
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5/22/13

The Birth of Twilight Fandom, 2005 & 2006 - A Beginning Excursion into the Minds of Twilight Fans and How Addictions / Obsessions Developed

Original Post Date: 5/22/13

The purpose of this post is to demonstrate how Twilight was perceived by fans from the beginning, and how their perspectives continued to change as each book, and then each movie, came out.

I'll be doing one of these for every TwiYear through to the present, and Stephenie Meyer's interviews will be speckled in where they fit.

I'll be finding Twilight Fan comments all over the place, including fanfiction.Twilight Fanfiction AND Reviews changed DRASTICALLY after Breaking Dawn was published.

Btw, all hell breaks loose once you get to the Amazon reviews, below - see if you can hang in there for that long, TwiLadies. They really expose our over-obsessions.

October 7th, 2005 - Debut Writer Shines with 'Twilight'
Stephenie Meyer Interview w/ The Seattle Post Intelligencer

Summary of Quotes:

"The dream's meaning mystifies her to this day, but there's no denying its life-changing consequences."

Do any of you really believe that this dream was inspired in order to CREATE all the emotional turmoil it has over the years - from Twifans falling into depressions while waiting for the next book to come out; to all the hysteria and RAGE that flew around because of it BEFORE things got so far as the movies?

"From that fevered vision came a hot literary property -- "Twilight" (Little, Brown, 498 pages, $17.99), a teen-vampire romantic thriller set in Forks, Wash. -- a town Meyer hadn't even visited until last summer.

With neck-snapping speed, the stay-at-home mom found her dream turned into a $750,000 book deal, a movie option from MTV Films, a publicity tour and a big buzz factor. Teen People, for example, cites "Twilight" in the "Hot List" of its upcoming November issue.

"It's still a mystery to me," said Meyer, sounding genuinely bemused. "I never intended to be a writer."

"It was very obsessive," said Meyer, who whipped out the book in three months. (There is NO OTHER WAY she could have written Twilight that fast. Writing IS tedious and it takes time.) "I didn't have outlines. I didn't have a synopsis. I just let the story go where it wanted to go." 

"Twilight" opens as 17-year-old Bella moves from Phoenix to gloomy, rainy Forks, on the Olympic Peninsula, to live with her divorced father. 

Just as Bella seems resigned to the dull predictability of small-town life, she meets the seductively intense Edward Cullen, who draws her (and READERS) like a magnet, even as he warns her he's no good for her because ... Let's just say the handsome and conflicted Edward has appetites that aren't on the USDA food pyramid.

Why a vampire dream?

"That's the weirdest thing," Meyer says. "I don't know where it came from. I'm not a vampirey person." (WOW!) 

But she thinks readers like vampires because "they're beautiful, they're cultured, they can live forever. Vampires have that alluring edge to their horror (yes, this was the part about them that Stephenie WAS familiar with)."

"Ohhh," she murmured, "other writers are going to hate me."

No, Stephenie... We WOULD NOT have hated you because you got lucky/blessed for writing something WORTHY. That would have been something to go on about.

Wouldn't it have been cool if ALL of your Twilight Fans had loved your story to the end? Fandoms DO NOT HAVE these kinds of DEEP divisions, lady. WE ALL WANTED to LOVE your pretty story to the end!!

But, you didn't write something 'worthy' - and Little, Brown and Company could not POSSIBLY have known that when they published your first book; although they SHOULD have been able to see that your characters were too shallow, and that it was 'accidentally-obsessively-written' - like amateur writers do.

It is my belief that you STRONG-ARMED the last book, Breaking Dawn on us DESPITE their 'professional' resistance.

I mean, what could Little, Brown do, really... It's not like they could FORCE YOU to actually become interested in Vampires to the point of doing your OWN story JUSTICE by writing it right.

And you had a highly-VOLATILE, overly-obsessed ARMY in the MILLIONS who were doing nothing but drooling over the thought of the next book that just COULDN'T come out FAST ENOUGH.

And who knows what all else you had to say to them about publishing Breaking Dawn (this SM interview is from 2008 AFTER Breaking Dawn was published).

Yeah, I'm going to find every little detail surrounding this issue.
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The FIRST Twilight Fanfiction Poem on Fanfiction.net - it's GORGEOUS! It's funny, because this person wrote this poem before Twilight for another Vamp story - but she thought it suited Edward better, so she changed it to a Twilight poem. It doesn't quite fit Edward, but it's the thought that counts, right? Here's the end lines:

If you want my darkness,
Pay Up.

Here's some reviews for it:

Watch out you goth people! Ha ha! I loved this!

Wow... I'm actually speechless... That's hard to do to me I'm telling ya:-) this is amazing! It captures all of Edwards selfhatred and hate for what he is. Forgive the comparison but It sounded in a way to me like an old man lecturing some younger kids in his head about how they understand nothing of the world and what they are showing themselves as. I love the crimson river thing, I think it showed that no matter where down the course of his life(the river) he is, he cannot escape the bloodlust(the water/river) no matter what he does. I love love love it! Wow...

I don't get this. Meyerpires have no fear for sunlight, it does not harm them in any way, instead, it makes them more attractive to their prey. They should love it instead of being scared of it. Although this poem is perfect for a traditional vampire, I'm afraid it doesn't suit sparkling disco balls.

Woah this is the FIRST twilight fanfic ever written. How did you write it though when Twilight wasn't even out until 2005? Did you read it on the internet or something? Maybe you can read minds? (NO, she is someone who obviously KNEW ABOUT VAMPIRES previous to Twilight.)

Wow. That was pretty powerful. You really do have a way with words. Keep up the good work.
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2) This Fanfiction has the honor of being the very FIRST Twilight 'ficlet' written - and, it's BEAUTIFUL. Short and sweet, this story captures what we were all HOPING for in Twilight - some fans got it, some didn't. 

This is how one blog introduced her fanfiction - I got this from the reviews:

...Without ruining the plot, it's a very simple and short story of what Bella felt when she woke up the first time as a vampire. It's a very short one-shot - about 500 words written. Some may even consider it a drabble. One thing's for sure: this should be considered a classic.

Here are more comments from the reviews:

I had to find the first Twilight Fanfic ever and you did it justice. I loved it! So beautiful! Maybe even better then some of Stephanie Meyers stuff.

WOW. i've read SO many fanfics in the last 2 months and NONE of them are that good even I can't write NEARLY that Awesome. so many similes and such i'm speechless. i've NEVER experianced that before. they need to invent a new word JUST to describe the awesomness of this story!

OH MY GOD. woah. for a "ficlet" it is incredible. for something so short, it has the most incredible amount of detail, and just wow. amazing. i love it. it is INCREDIBLE. wow.

I love it! I think it's true to Edward's character when he says, "...To feel as if you have no soul." Someting morbid that Edward would say. Great work.

its actually pretty sweet and aww poor edward and we all know how it tortures him so, but its the best choice that the lovers must b together for eternity...ah sweet love...keep writing.

This was really beautifully written, and I truly enjoyed your idea- it's obvious you thought things through and made the situation very close to the book. I think that it makes a perfect ficlet!
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These are other reviews of other fanfictions throughout 2006:

1/30/06 - Safety

i love it! so sweet! even though it is kinda creepy that he watches her sleep but its also adorable!

Amazing :) Love Bedward!

WOW this was amazing! I have just finished the first book, and am having withdrawal symptoms waiting for the sequel to arrive in the post! But this quenched my 'thirst' for another dose of Bella/Edward heart fluttering scenes :D

This was adorable, i love how protective he is of her, and just reading about the way he touches her, god i can't believe i am actually in love with a fictional character HAHA


It was a good FanFic. I miss all the all older one's... before Breaking Dawn. Not that I don't like breaking dawn or anything.
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1/30/06 - Fall at Your Feet 

UnfortunatelyAddicted: E-hem! or Excuse me! FANGS, FANGS! No chance they dont have fangs thats partly the point of these vamps! Btw - gd story! i think sometimes u guys can b very cleva wen it coms to gessin bt things

 Edward doesn't have fangs, you know. :)

I loved the Twilight book and your oneshot was amazing. I am totally in love with Edward. To bad he's a fictional character...

Vampires don't have fangs. Stephenie Meyer has said this herself.
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Author's Observation: This is a typical Twihard comment, "you're good at guessing, how did you know, such wonderful creativity without reading all the books, yet". Every time you read that, it's probably been written by someone with PREVIOUS Vamp knowledge.
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Twilight Book One Reviews by Readers up on Amazon

The thing that is REALLY IRRITATING about some of these 'glowing' reviews - especially regarding your obsessions - is that you all KNOW how obsessed YOU are/were about this series - and NOW that these CURRENT young (and older!) girls who are so obsessed with this series are going through these MEAN, painful PR Assaults; you have NOTHING to say to STOP THEM?!!

2005

Normally vampires and fictional characters are not my style, but after reading the exerpt from this book online, referred to by a friend, I was so incredibly drawn to it that I ordered my own copy as soon as I finished the exerpt. I got the book three days later, and I spent the next 3 nights completely buried in it. The first night I read almost half the book and stayed up until 2:30, I just couldn't put it down. During the day, I looked forward to going home so I could read more! The characters are so easy to relate to, just perfect for the story. And Edward....I completely fell in love with Edward. His character was portrayed absolutely perfectly. He fit his role to a tee. Over all, there is really not one fault to this book in my opinion. Even to the very last sentence, everything seemed to tie in and come together perfectly. Five huge stars from me.

...the characters are so believable, even if some of them are vampires. You get wrapped up in the story and you won't want to put the book down!!! I recommend this books to everyone!!

Meyer managed to weave an intricate tale that actually makes sence and doesn't bore the reader! My heart is still loyal to my all time favorite author, JK Rowling, However Stephenie Meyer has bumped my second all time favorite author (Meg Cabot) down to third! I read this book in one evening- which is quite a feat, for 2 pages shy of 500! Yes, I had homework, but this book was too AMAZING to put down! Also, it was a relief to read a book that I am actually excited to share with my mother! The worst thing that happens is some passionate kissing, and it was written quite tastefully! I applaud Mrs. Meyers, and wait with bated breath for the next installation!

...the prose is alluring and the book is hard to put down.

I'm not normally into reading about vampires or the supernatural, but once again, this book is the exception! You'll love it. There's no excuse not to read such a wonderful book!!

This is a question that shoots off from the reviews of Twilight up on Amazon:

Initial post: Jan 26, 2009 9:27:35 AM PST
Michelle says:
I picked up Twilight Friday and did not put it down until I finished it at 4:00 Saturday morning. Then I went out and bought New Moon and finished it at 1:00 Sunday morning. I re-read Twilight again Sunday afternoon.

I'm 39, happily married, 3 kids, busy. I don't usually have time to read. I can't even remember the last book I read, although I do enjoy reading.

But I've NEVER been obsessed with a book like this. I'm pretty sure I have memorized their relationship up to the end of New Moon. I'm sure I will buy and read the next two books within days. From the posts I've seen, other people have been this obsessed.

My question is, how do you get over it?! I can barely focus on my family. All I want to do is read the book - again! And if I'm not reading it, I'm thinking about it. My poor husband can't figure out what's wrong with me?!


Does anyone have any suggestions? Maybe if I "chat" with someone about them, I'll be able to move on...

There are 5987 REPLIES to this question. Here are a few of them:

There is no getting over it. I was sucked in just like you are. Finish reading the last two books then find something else to read. But I will tell you that I have found nothing that even comes close to the Twilight series and I finished the fourth book in one day back in November! So I am still looking and even wrote a letter to Stephenie Meyer herself asking her to please write another series! I couldn't even focus on my job!

...I finished the book in one day! I obsessed over it and knew I had to wake up the next morning and run to target so I could read new moon. Before i knew it i was finished the entire series in a weeks amount of time. I was so obsessed, and i didn't go out with friends at all that week, or even talk to my boyfriend much for that matter. In the meantime I've read breaking dawn twice to keep me occupied but I'm still searching for a new series to read too..

This winter, after reading all four books three times in as many weeks, my boyfriend threatened to break up with me if I read them one more time. So I read them in secret once more. And then I felt it was time to give up Edward and Bella, at least for just a little bit. So I totally understand. I'm a book nut and read constantly, but I'd never experienced the craving for more like I have with this series.

This next reply is an AMAZING example of what happened with TwiMOVIE Fans, and how they - especially - became EXTRA-obsessed with Kristen (Bella) and Robert (Edward). Reading these shallow characters and storylines (which makes things too intimate and personal for each reader) AFTER seeing the movies and AFTER having their own romantic and fascinating ideals of the actor & actress embedded in their heads as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen...

Yeah, THIS is basically WHAT HAPPENED with Twilight MOVIE and/or 'Robsten' Fan obsessions. ALSO, this response reveals the typical way Twilight was introduced to many older fans - through their daughters who were ALREADY irresponsibly and negligently obsessed:


Hello Michelle, just wanted to say I am relieved I am not the only mother out there obsessed with this series! I hadn't heard of twilight till the movie came out, at that time my 13 year old was reading the series. I took her to see the movie, and decided on a whim to start reading the first book, and ended up reading the entire series in about a week. This was back in November, and I have been unable to read anything else since. I feel pathetic, but I just keep reading these over and over again. I am obsessed, it seems to have taken over my life, everytime I think about putting the books up for good and reading something new, I nearly have an anxiety attack! This is killing me, because I am a big reader, I am a medieval history buff, but I can't seem to go back to my normal genre (and I have a whole bookshelf waiting to be read!). I have tried to read some other vampire novels, but I only seem to like Meyer's version of vampires so I haven't been able to get into them either... Perhaps you are right, talking to other addicts may help..

So, is there any way to get over the obsession? Read all 4 books in just about as many days. Like other posts, I'm a Mom with a family, but I don't read often. Saw the movie in November and got hooked. Got the books around Christmas and have read them all three times, and Midnight Sun twice. Midnight Sun may have been a huge mistake for me to read, just makes me want to read more. Thanks for posting this. My husband thinks I'm a complete nut lately, so it's good to know I'm not the only one. He can commit me to a rubber room if he wants, as long as he doesn't take away my books.
I am seriously sad thinking about what I'm going to be this excited about when I complete the series. From what I hear though, most people feel the same way. The receptionist at the Doctors office noticed I was reading it and said she couldn't get past page 40. I think I looked at her like she had a third eye.

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. I will probably buy the other two books tomorrow. I have been putting it off - not sure why.

My niece admitted to me that she is reading the series again...for the fifth time. I get baffled at the posts of people that thought the book was "Predictible." This was the best book I've read in years. I felt the writing was descriptive and intriguing. Not too detailed, but enough to make you feel as if you were really there.

Author's Note: The Twilight Saga IS 'predictable' because it's the same damn 'fairytale' you always get out of HUMAN-based fairytales - couple falls in love, gets married, has baby and lives happily ever after.

Twilight WAS unpredictable UNTIL were all realized she was actually writing a VAMPIRE fairytale as any amateur would a typical Human fairytale - especially when you realize that the two middle books, New Moon & Eclipse, were not originally part of the storyline.

Continuing responses from the question above:

Oh it's nice to know I'm not alone! I'm 24 and totally obsessed with the Twilight Series... At the time I thought "VAMPIRE books being compared to the Harry Potter craze...really?!?! Ha!" Well, now I totally understand. I started Twilight the day before Thanksgiving and by Thanksgiving night I was online borrowing the e-book version of New Moon from our public library. (I was sooooo frustrated that it was Thanksgiving and wasn't thankful at all that every store in the country was closed with New Moon locked inside! All I can say is thank goodness the library had an e-book version or I may have had a meltdown!) I read New Moon in one sitting and then ran out (on Black Friday!! Ugh!) to get the other two books. I finished all 4.5 books in nine days (and that's only because I fought with myself for three days about whether or not to read Midnight Sun!)... My husband is so burnt out on Twilight.

I'm just starting this SINCE I'm having such a hard time reading through the Twilight books, themselves. I figured it was good timing with all this extra 'Robsten' Hollywood hooplah that has been going on, lately.

I'm AWFULLY interested in the details surrounding the development of Twilight Obsessions.

You could say I'm HIGHLY motivated at the moment to continue writing this dern book.

You can count on this being added to, DAILY - large chunks at a time.

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