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Okay; I'll admit it! I've read the Twilight series multiple times; I've seen the movies more than once two. My copy of New Moon is worn out, and not because my dog uses it as a chew toy. I'm a secret fan, and a hater, too. I can't help but be frustrated with the style of romance that Meyer is presenting to such a wide audience! Is this kind of obsessive, overly protective love that has become the norm in young adult fiction to also become the norm in what we expect out of romance? If so, I'll stay alone, thank you. I really find quotes like this frustrating: Edward says to Bella, I believe in twilight, "you are my life now." Girls might gasp at reading these words, and in the moment, I too, swoon at his intensity. But is that intensity what we should be after in real life? No way!! Love's not about committing every fiber of your being to someone else. Love's about having someone committed to be by your side and help you, while living their own lives, too! Love is a support system, a place to feel safe, and a similar mind to help you in times of need. But everything shouldn't be obsessed with and dedicated to that love. Couples grow together, but not only together: you need to have your own life, too! And so, when I guiltily page through my novels late at night, I swoon, and then I stop and remember that while Edward and Bella may have the "perfect romance," it's not real. And we shouldn't hope that it ever will be.
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@onesmile ahahha but you know.. i think twilight fandoms are a tiny bit extreme! with the whole team edward team jacob thing!! it doesn't really make sense to me .. well i guess it should considering how crazy i am about Harry Potter but still! ahhah do you think people really go crazy over the whole 2 teams thing? or do you think it's just the internet amplifying things?
@ameliasantos10 I just only see craziness and not the normal level! I guess there are closet fans like me, that take it less seriously. Still find it kind of dangerous!
@timeturnerjones hahaha that is why i was saying that some of them just sound too crazy to me! i mean i personally thought twilight was a pretty good book like it wasn't bad or anything!~ but yes i don't think i am the crazy fan type either
@ameliasantos10 I think people really6 chose sides and of courrsee there's those who are too extreme but most peoole were just doing it for fun, I bet~~!!
@onesmile are you sure? hahaha some fans twitter and messages are like intense! i saw some screenshot of them and well it was funny and scary at the same time! and well i hope they really did do if for fun : /