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I hate being a victim of stupid stereotypes

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. :)

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Comment by Snow and Drizzle on April 3, 2011 at 8:33am
I love this place. :D
Comment by Sheri on April 2, 2011 at 3:05pm
Sometimes in life, you just have to agree to disagree with people. Im sorry you are having such a hard time with people who have nothing better to do than try and make someone else feel small.
Comment by Snow and Drizzle on April 2, 2011 at 10:24am
Actually, it does. Thank you.
Comment by Heather126 on April 1, 2011 at 8:48pm

You're not wrong. I along with several people I work with, who range from age 30ish to over 45 LOVE twilight!! Once we pick up any of the books we are totally sucked in and can't put it back down.

Some people don't understand because they haven't taken the time to read the books.

As hard as it is, try to ignore them. Or tell them untill they have read ALL the books don't bother talking to you about something they don't know.

It's one of the best romances out there! It's way better than the trashy romance books (I've read a few) because it leaves so much to your imagination. They are VERY well written.

Hope this helps. :)

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