I thought I would never see the day when I would write a blog post, but that day has arrived. What prompted me to do it? I don't know.
Recently, a person I was conversing with found out that I was an ardent Twilight fan. That person just assumed that I had no taste in literature, or movies, for that matter. My anger just bubbled up, and the things which I said were not pleasant at all. Why do these people seem to be convinced that being a Twilight fan necessarily equals poor taste? Opinions vary, I know. But this kind of alienation is a bit depressing. Sure, the writing may not exactly be highly intelligent. A modern 17 year old girl does not talk like a Shakespearean character. The entire matter is told in a captivating way.The characters are just so real, yet they are creatures of a fantasy world. The historical background of the vampires and werewolves are just too spectacular and appealing. I have no idea, how a book series so wonderful, can be stamped "bad literature."
So, what I'm trying to say here is, it's pretty rough being a Twilight fan. I've never regretted being one, not at all, but the experience comes with some nasty side-effects. I've never doubted my taste in books or movies. I'm only 15, but I've read a lot and seen a lot. It's natural that a conversation would take the course of books, and of course, and that is the part which I helplessly avoid. I hate being stereotyped. I know there are lots of wonderful Twilight fans to be proud of, I know some of them refuse to think of the series as "typical, gooey romance".
I have a beautiful web of friends who adore the series, but I'm also surrounded by haters. I'm trying to get over the impact these haters have on me, but I'm just not getting there. Ignoring snide remarks have never been in my nature. I just HAVE to respond. Which makes it all the more harder for me.
I'm not whining here, I'm just sharing my thoughts and experiences, which is the purpose of a blog, I presume?Correct me if I'm wrong. :)