Wednesday, August 19, 2015

How to Sooth an Intense Twilight, Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson and/or 'robsten' Obsession and Still Move Forward in Your Life

Update 8/28/15 - Okay, mean 'robsessed' girls... YOU do not need to send me emails about how you are okay in your 'anti-twilight' obsessions while at the same time butchering Kristen Stewart. I'm sorry, that girl did NOT 'ruin' anything; NOR is it her fault that so many people accidentally became overly-obsessed with her and/or Robert Pattinson.

An obsession is an obsession. You can either utilize this information and feel better; or not - the choice is your's.

This post was created for absolutely everyone who struggles with a Twilight (or anti-twilight - yes!!) obsession - even the mean girls - because so many of them simply do not realize what they are doing and/or cannot stop themselves. Strong obsessions are hard for most people to control, no matter what they are obsessing over.

This post is designed to help obsessing fans feel better - NOT 'get rid of' an obsession. Most fans do not want it to go away, they just want a little more control in their lives and/or to feel better about it. Because no, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a Twilight obsession if you have one. You'll see why if you keep reading.

...And besides, the obsession will drift away slowly, eventually - like it is supposed to. That is inevitable. But, how to manage it while it is so strong and still move forward in your life? That is the burning question... :)

This is going to seem like a long-winded ramble. But, trust me, I've been there ahead of you and made it! If you are struggling with an intense obsession over Twilight, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson... You are not alone or unusual; and a long, slow read is probably better for your brain. Just take this one line/word/paragraph at a time and save it to return to later if you need it.

I am including a current email from a mom in this beginning so you can see how fans are (still) dealing with their obsessions. No one is talking about this stuff – you’ll hear the typical reason why fans don’t talk about it in this exchange.

This is a reply to a question that shoots off from the reviews of Twilight on Amazon. There are over six thousand replies to this question, most of them similar to this one. Read more if you need more convincing.

For so many Twihards - past & present - Twilight obsessions are NOT 'normal' obsessions.

"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."

NEWS FLASH... NEWS FLASH... NEWS FLASH... Not everything is about "our obsession" - MOST of your obsessions out there are FINEIt's the pain that comes from seeing your favorite fairytale and favorite actress and actor being so tormented by your own Twihard Sisters and the world that is harsh.

Aside from the issues surrounding Twilight's celebrities, many fans are simply dealing with 'missing' more Twilight, especially since Bdp2 is over. For still others, your obsessions kind of crossover into a grey area in between.

It would be so helpful if Summit / Lionsgate could come up with a continuing series or something - if they could manage to 'do it right'. Twihard fans didn't deserve to have their favorite fairytale ruined by Hollywood's celebrity-lifebashing ways. The likelihood of the studio finding a way to continue this series before the scandal happened was probably pretty high. Twilight had been nothing but profitable up to that point.

Here is one of my original posts about Twilight obsessions (don't read this, yet - you'll come to it again); and why so many fans of ALL AGES - and especially older women - became so addicted. This gives us all a reason to forgive overly-obsessing Twihards & Anti-Twihards out there who just CAN'T seem to get a grip on reality. This alone has made many fans feel better - just knowing why some people got so 'crazy'. This post also includes a link to every other post or article I have written about the subject of Twilight addictions, because this is where it all started. It was written one month after the misogynistic 'cheating' scandal, August 2012.

In fact, as a contrast to the 'mom' email, below - here is a response from a young fan to the above post; and yes, I still receive emails like this: “…Thank you for writing that wonderful blog.. it was heaven sent. …Please someone tell him. 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 its killing me..but everybody acts like they don’t know what im talking about..I think I may have never needed anything so bad in all of my life than for somebody to tell him..I know they are trying to drive me crazy..and its starting to work… thanks again, was truly a blessing I needed to read..very much so :)”

If you’re wondering WHY a fan of ‘robsten’ would say such nice things to me – again, she isn’t the only one – it’s because I did a lot of ‘forgiving’ and ‘explaining’ about what was ACTUALLY going on at the beginning of the ‘cheating’ scandal. Yeah, I was one of those strange people who was feeling really sorry for Twilight’s hurting fangirlz.

This is actually a very normal-sounding email for me to receive; and often from a mom and/or older grandma. But not always, teenagers are smarter than us all concerning this issue - and frankly, those are the intimidating emails to get. *I* had BETTER 'have my sh*t straight' because there is no fury like an obsessed teenage girl scorned!!! I am not even SORT of afraid of you mean older chicks who like to accuse me of having a crush on Kristen, LoL! ;)

I have condensed this email exchange (in places) to make it shorter:

to: Catherine Mostly ""
date: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 9:21 PM
subject: Re: Twilight Blog

I read your blog post on Twilight addiction and it really spoke to me. I really do need some advice on my own situation.

After years of mocking Twilight and their fans, I saw the movies featured on Netflix and I thought "why not". I clicked on Twilight and I absolutely loved it. I then went to watch the other movies and loved it even more... Any spare moment I get on my iPad and watch it. I can't stop.

I feel like I can't talk about this to my friends. I am a 20-something, single mother with a Masters in Business and I'm obsessing like a teenage girl over a guy she doesn't really know. Feel like I'm going insane here. I am addicted to Twilight.

Please, if you have any advice on getting over my Twilight addiction I would be ever so grateful!

My Response:

…sure the obsession is fun for awhile - but what about your real life later on when it is so hard to get past? Some ladies/girls haven't been able to do that, yet – and for some them, it’s been years (since before the movies).

I'm not sure if you have read the post I wrote about how to get over Twilight. Here it is in case you haven't. Yeah, it's long-winded, but it has helped some people. I don't hear from everyone, of course.

The most constructive advice I have - and you will see this in that post; is that you kind of just need to keep letting yourself glide through it for awhile. Since you can't turn obsessions on/off like a light switch - and we are NOT talking about an addiction as dangerous as meth - it is okay to take the long way around.

It's okay, because most of us - I can't speak for everyone, of course - are taking these characters and this story and 'doing what we want' with them, now. This is semi-healthy fantasy play that has the potential to help you realize some of your own dreams and maybe even how to attain them.

What are you doing with the characters? What are you often talking about in their conversations? Where are you trying to make them go... Those are the important questions. The obsession 'can' just be used as a tool instead of an obstruction in your life.

No, I'm not a therapist... I've just been through a lot of different kinds of obsessions, ha!

Relax. Your mind is fixated because there is something about it that you miss - or want - or need, etc. You'll figure it out; and when you don't need it anymore... Weeeeeeeeeeee. ;)

Does that help, at all? You are welcome to go on and on... Sometimes the vent helps a lot, too.

Thanks for writing. You're going to be fine. You are fine. :)

to: Catherine Mostly ""

date: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 8:02 PM
subject: Re: Twilight Blog

Thank you so much for the reply. 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. Yes I do feel for the die hard fans who have been there from the beginning... I read one post where one middle aged married woman had damaged her relationship with her children and got divorced because of her Twilight obsession!

Yes you're right, on the obstruction and using it as a tool. Asking those questions are important. I am a really visual/logical person and the story depicted the emotions visually to the point where it captured my fantasy on my wishful thinking. Made me feel like I was an innocent girl, minus all the life experience of hurt and distrust gained from previous relationships. I saw the feelings a person can have from love. I have a love hate relationship with thinking logically and indulging in the fantasy Twilight brings out in me emotionally is like a drug to me.

I struggled with confidence in the past and thought of myself as ordinary, being attracted to "bad boys" who were mainly deadbeats but I thought they were amazing. I'm now trying to detach myself as Bella: the clumsy, country girl mesmerised by this perfect guy who treated/respected her like a goddess and had golden eyes with skin that shone like diamonds; Then to go on to have adventures and excitement after meeting Edward. That feeling of acceptance, love, belonging and family.

I'm trying to visualise myself as a metaphoric vampire with all the positive things that makes them unique (and the upperclass lifestyle); and that I can gain all the above and the feelings/mindset by being proactive in getting those things for myself... Someone has to do the groundwork to get from A to B. Even in the fantasy - it didn't happen from wishful thinking... 

Easier said than done, of course.

I don't know if this perspective is more of a "tool" or not... Or more helpful Character metaphor in approaching my addiction.... What do you think from your experience?

Previous Blog Excerpt: One of the really nifty things about obsessions and fantasies is that they are very personal and organic things. They can be started, then stopped and recreated over and over again in our minds whenever we need them to change.

If you don't like how any one fantasy is going, rethink it... Do it over again... What would YOU do with these pretty Twilight characters if Stephenie Meyer's dream had been YOUR dream...

This is helpful fantasy play because now you are taking these characters where you want them to go - instead of Stephenie. YOU are Bella now... or Alice or Rosalie or Esme or one of their amazing Cullen husbands. ;)

And what about you team Jacob fans... Surely you could come up with a better love story for Jacob and Bella?

My Email Response:

The first thing my brain started doing after watching the first Twilight movie was to rewrite both Bella and Edward in my mind - cuz they were both so shallow and easy to rewrite. I didn't 'quite' like either character, but I really wanted to, ha! (I will also add that I LOVED the character of Alice and didn't change a single thing about her. ;)

[Insert: Btw, I was just re-reading this post from before the cheating scandal; and it is specifically-directed at 'clueless' and young fans. I didn't realize at the time, that I was also giving advice on how to get past a Twilight obsession (at the end) - but, I pretty much tell them the same thing that I tell the TwiMom in this email exchange.

Maybe since it is written in a different way; you'll be able to 'get' this perspective if the one below seems too weird - or maybe a combo of the two would work best.]

The fantasy took off from there in several different directions - I have yet another blog about those fantasies that popped up. Some of them are kind of good in my opinion. :) I even rewrote Twilight 'believably' so that people could see that could have been done.

Yeah, I was seriously addicted for awhile and mad about it, to boot, ha! It's not like you can unwatch something or reclaim wasted time.

In fact, this is the most hysterical (and probably bravest) thing I have ever done... I made a video for Stephenie Meyer calling her out (actually, I made four videos). I did these videos at the very height of my own obsession - before I 'rewrote' anything; before I had ever heard of '50 Shades of Grey'; and before Kristen Stewart's stupid 'cheating' scandal...

The above blog, A Different Twilight, was my way 'out' of my obsession. I did not start to climb out until I started writing that blog (and again, I did the 'mean obsession videos' before I started writing).

I had to be talked into watching Twilight the first time because *I* was not even SORT of interested in the concept of 'sparkling vampires'. For years, I just thought, oh well... this is the vampire thing of this generation. I already had Buffy and Interview with the Vamp along with many other vampire faves - I wasn't even curious about Twilight.

I've been all kinds of obsessed with different things throughout my life - people, shows, characters, etc; but I have never had an obsession hit me so hard so fast. That is why I started researching The Twilight Saga and how it was written... I was like, wtf?!!

I'm not addicted anymore; and have been looking back on it for at least two years, now - what a stupid, wild ride. I am someone who 'naturally' lives much more in their heads; and for people like me, getting out of that deep of an obsession seemed damn near impossible.

It was like quicksand - the more I fought it and tried to 'get out'; the more I sank.

But, I'm still here and can look back on it now with nothing less than a profound set of the giggles if I start thinking about it too much. I really could just giggle about it to high heaven while cussing Stephenie Meyer out up one side and down the other at the same time, LoL!

I don't know if you have read my stuff on 'why' we are all got so unusually-addicted to this series - but that is why, because of the too-shallow characters & storyline. Most of us have Bella re-written in our heads to be 'more like us'; or at least, someone we would like to be. (More explanation about that in here - Why do so many people hate Bella Swan and/or Kristen Stewart)

That is why I suggested that you continue to 'glide' through your obsession for a while longer... 

You are thinking about that character as 'Bella'; but the obsession is so strong because the line between her and you is probably a lot more thin than you realize. You've probably done things to 'personalize' Bella. For instance, *I* made her a writer. (I was also trying to get Edward and the Cullens to build her a ship to take her into space because I'm such a scifi nut, LoL!)

Change her name and make her 'you' - it would be the same difference. HOWEVER, maintaining a division between the two like that is a good thing. Some ladies literally cannot separate themselves from Bella in their minds, yet - especially people who also read the books; but 'just' movie fans can have problems with this, too. 

Some of us are just more susceptible to falling into fictional obsessions than others - just like some people have an easier time falling into 'actual' drugs. You are right, a Twilight addiction is a drug - hands down, no-doubt.

Obsessions like this create the emotional highs that we crave like a heroine addict craves the way heroine makes them feel. And, make no mistake, this addiction is just as hard to get past - it just doesn't (usually) manifest in ways that makes us change our lives considerably or cause us to die.

Plus, we can't help it for a while; and it is silly... is it any wonder that we get made fun of?

In order to use your fantasies to get out of the obsession; the variations that come up in your mind (my mind, anyway) seemed like steps. I think because we are meshing the obsession with real life - the real life 'thread' kind of acts like a rope to help us pull ourselves out.

Plus again, can help us realize stuff about ourselves that we needed to know.

I don't mean that we take the time to sit down and actually 'rewrite' Bella, of course - but, we have variations of subtle (and sometimes major) alterations about her and/or Edward that make us like her better. For instance, *my* Bella doesn't have to beg Edward for anything; and he isn't saving her over and over again because she's a weak human.

When we make the fantasy / obsessions 'ours' instead of Stephenie's (that's what it originally was); then it seems easier to pull ourselves out and learn from it. You can even go so far as to use the characters as 'imaginary friends' as long as you need them in your real life. That isn't 'being crazy' - that is being extremely creative in using your imagination to get you out of a potent addiction.

I cannot tell you how many long, ridiculous conversations I've had with Edward Cullen about anything and everything. That is one aspect of the 'universal female fantasy' that Stephenie captured very well - we LIKE our fantasy men to be interested in what we are saying, no matter what, ha!

I hope all that makes sense. When talking about obsessions while not being an official therapist - sometimes things are hard to explain. :)

date:     Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 8:04 PM
subject:                Re: Twilight Blog

Hi Catherine,

I really took in what you said, and gaining an understanding of why people get addicted to twilight based on how it was written has helped. There were many things about the characters I didn't quite like: and based on what you explained, I understand why I never 'fully' imagined myself as Bella and related to her personality/character.... Much like you said: " Bella doesn't have to beg Edward for anything; and he isn't saving her over and over again". That sort of annoys me about Bella.

I'm not a fan of how Stephanie depicted vampires of 'sparkling ' either, as this is like Bella idolizes Edward etc and it's a bit kind of tacky for vampires. I think Stephanie could have been a little bit more creative with that as its represents ALL vampires... I mean, I don't know about you, but I can't really see antagonists like Aro or Laurant sparkling like diamonds and being 'beautiful '.

So totally get what you explained about rewriting to be more like us or who we want to be.
The way I want to rewrite and 'improve' Bella is who I am and how I want people to see me. I believe that I'm a naturally 'free spirited' person, who likes to be in control of my own life, career oriented, value friendship and need time to myself... So I would want to rewrite edward too.

Edward is very controlling, he is so dedicated to the relationship to the point of nothing else matters... and he is oft protective. He would be a prime candidate for a restraining order! Haha.

I've read online of girls addicted to twilight and some have mentioned that they look for guys 'like' Edward. Whereas I'm addicted to twilight but I don't like everything about Edward so would rewrite him based on what 'I' like. We put ourselves in twilight and not just 'go along on the ride' like you would in LOTR or Star Wars.... Yeah, that Stephanie knows how to suck us girls in! XD

I was beginning to 'write' another character in 'my' twilight... I was toying around with the idea of this character meeting Edward during the period when Edward first became a vampire, when he was killing these murderers and maybe involving the Volturi more...

As I was creating this character and Upon analysis, She has traits like me/who I want to be. I even make her look similar to me. So essentially I'm investing myself even more into the film. I don't know if this is a great thing because there isn't a "division " like you said.

I'm the same as you in the sense of living in my own head (closeted huge nerd).... I'm a fan of RPG games and create back stories for my characters and join game communities to role play lol. I even created an entire history on a race in Elderscrolls (RPG adventure/fantasy game)! That obsession has died down a bit now given I have done every single quest in the game lol

Oh btw, I love the idea of the Cullens in outer space!!! XD

My Response:

LoL! Nah, you got it right, you don't need anymore 'division' - it's just that some people really do need one, ya know? I was actually really into creating a silly parallel universe with a second Bella and Edward who would somehow collide with the originals and 'explain how everything should be', LoL! It got pretty funny sometimes. :)

I have always heard that Edward is very controlling in their relationship, but I never read the books all the way through yet - so I don't have that part in my head. You can sure see how 50 Shades of Grey came about, though. The first time I heard that Twilight had inspired fanfiction like that I laughed so hard. Really - tears down my cheeks and everything, ha!

And honestly, I think taking Bella into space would have been a great idea. Steph really missed out on that one. ;)

It sounds like you are feeling better. Good.

If you're as hooked as I was on this story.... Again, you might even need to take the characters with you in your everyday life and treat them as you would imaginary friends for as long as you need them. They can actually help iron out the most ridiculous things (especially Alice, ha!) when you are talking to them/yourself.

Btw, I'm a HUGE gamer girl nerd from the way back - I used to play Ultima Online ages ago and currently play in Stronghold Kingdoms MMO. It's not nearly the same as UO, nor as 'social' - but there is something about it that I like.

You're probably not in the mood for anything but amber eyes, beautiful music and flying through the treetops... That's Okay, it's not like real life is much more 'real' than the imaginary escapes we take. And I believe they can and do inspire us to seek the things we find fascinating about them in our actual real lives (eventually).

No, I haven't found my rl Edward yet and I will probably never make it into space, ha! But dreams can lead us to real happiness - if there is such a thing. And if nothing else, you'll be in a much better place in the future for people to understand this unusual perspective. For instance, when your daughter goes through this (and you know she will, ha!); you'll probably be a better mom about it.

I get letters from obsessed young girls who cannot talk to their moms about this - or anyone else that they know around them - because they get made fun of and/or told that they 'need help' (We kind of get that right? Ha!). And of course, some fans are hung up on Kristen Stewart and some hate her, now - yet another division among friends & family.

And it's all so silly so it doesn't get taken seriously... These obsessions really are quite funny and heartbreaking at the same time.

Thanks so much for writing, S. It always makes me feel better if I can help someone feel even a little bit better - kind of like a steam vent, maybe. I know I wish I had had one. If it helps you get back to focusing on the things you really love (like your little girl) faster; then it is totally worth it. *I* spent waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time spinning through this bs the hard way - by trying to ignore it and push it out of my head. That is just not possible for some of us. :)



August 2012, one month after the ‘cheating’ scandal started; and yes, I still receive emails like this: “…Thank you for writing that wonderful blog.. it was heaven sent. …Please someone tell him. 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 its killing me..but everybody acts like they don’t know what im talking about..I think I may have never needed anything so bad in all of my life than for somebody to tell him..I know they are trying to drive me crazy..and its starting to work… thanks again, was truly a blessing I needed to read..very much so :)”

How to get past Robert Pattinson / Edward Cullen & Kristen Stewart / Bella Swan

Some Fangirlz are especially flailing over Robert Pattinson and/or Kristen Stewart because of the ongoing tabloids assaults against them. Plus, it can be really hard for some people to separate the actors from their favorite characters.

But, the scandals are long over - no more judgments; it's time to figure out how to move on. It's NOT LIKE Kristen Stewart is actually Bella Swan; and she already has a happy ending conveniently written out for her - nor does Robert, for that matter.

This is what I told one TwiLady (who turned out to be a grandma) who was feeling like she was too-hung-up on Robert and feeling awfully sorry for him.You can also apply this to KRISTEN if she is the one you are hung up on...

"Do you have any other Robert Pattinson movies to watch other than Twilight? Try to forget about Kristen and what she did for awhile, that will be easier to do if you're watching Rob in something else. Then watch another movie of his and then another one - watch them over. Watch him until he isn't Edward Cullen and/or Kristen Stewart's victimized boyfriend to you anymore.

He's a very talented, beautiful guy who pours himself into every character he takes on. That takes internal STRENGTH and emotional fortitude - along with one hell of an imagination. He's DYNAMIC with REAL Human feelings, ideas and interests BEYOND even Kristen Stewart and certainly US, ha!

Don't wonder about "what he's like" as his Human self - wonder about things like, "How was that character created? Who created him and why? How would Robert Pattinson prepare for a scene like that"?

I saw the movie Cosmopolis (this is my movie review - LOVED it!!), and I wondered that about the "strut" he did through the alley - he HAD to have practiced that, ha!

IF you can dislodge your CURRENT perspective about him into something more realistic - you SHOULD be able to watch Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2 alot sooner without all that extra static going on inside of you; PLUS, it will probably make all the other movies he does more enjoyable for you because you'll be seeing HIM 'as whomever' - not just as Edward Cullen. ;)

It's almost like both he and Kristen are "too real" to us because we know so much about their personal lives. Take him back into your obscure fantasy world and let him become the fantasy guy he was once again - WITHOUT "who he REALLY is" weighing in on things.

Because NONE of us will EVER get close enough to him to get to know the real Robert Pattinson - and frankly, we probably wouldn't want to get to know him like that. Because when people go from being a fantasy to 'real' Human to us - that's when we lose our magical fantasy ideals surrounding them and they become "just like us" - not NEARLY as interesting, ha!

And the MAGIC that comes from him is JUST as REAL as the facts. So many of us have LOST that magic through this PR assault. Some peeps need to find a way to let it go, and SOME (maybe you) need to find a way to reconfigure it cuz it isn't going to go ANYWHERE.

Perhaps you cherish it too much. Nothing AT ALL wrong with that. :)" 

Need More?
and why so many fans of ALL AGES - and especially older women -
became so addicted.  This post also includes a link to every other
post or article I have written about the subject; because this is where it all started.
This was written one month after the misogynistic 'cheating' scandal, August 2012.
This post gives us all a REASON to FORGIVE overly-obsessing
Twihards & Anti-Twihards who just CAN'T seem to get a grip on reality. :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Questions from a Twilight Email

date: Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 12:44 AM
subject: Questions


I am a person who desires to ask you a few questions on Twilight. I am not a fan of the series and don't care to read or watch them as I don't like to read books. Nonetheless, I desire to ask you these questions:

1) Should Twilight be banned from schools?
2) Should Twilight be illegal and have its books burned?
3) Should Stephenie Meyer be arrested for her alleged mistake or crime?
4) Are Twilight fans "stupid"? Are Twlight haters "smart"?
5) What if, by some bizarre situation, that the perceived values and messages in the Twilight books are "correct"?
6) Suppose a book came out starring a character who was so enraged by Bella and Edward that he/she goes into their residence and explains everything he/she feels is wrong between the couple and throws some accusations. After a verbal discussion, a fight happens and both Bella and Edward are killed through self-defense by this critic. The critic gets arrested and is tried in court. Depending on the verdict, how would a) you and b) the audience react if:
 i) The critic was acquitted.
 ii) The critic was convicted of manslaughter.
 iii) The critic was convicted of murder.
 iv) The critic was convicted of murder, sentenced to death, and executed.

and finally,
7) What think ye of Christ?

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to your answers.

date: Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 5:20 PM
subject: Re: Questions

I would be happy to answer these questions. May I ask why you want a response if you are not interested in the subject? It's just that so many people start out their emails by saying something like that. I'm not sure what people are trying to prove by not admitting they have an obvious interest in this topic.

1) Should Twilight be banned from schools? 2) Should it be illegal and have the books burned?

Absolutely NOT. The 'values' they supposedly 'teach' to kids are irrelevant because of how shallow the characters were written. Most people 'inserted' their own values into the shallow storyline, as well. So, generally speaking, it does NOT AFFECT most preconceived values that were already established in people's minds.

I am going to guess that you judged my blog/article without doing much reading. The subject matter pertains to the AFFECT the obvious & infamous over-obsessions of these books have had on the various fanbases; along with all the hate, division and misogyny (worldwide bullying via tabloid dramas among other things) it has inspired in Humanity TOWARD YOUNG GIRLS around the world.

3) Should SM be arrested for her PROVEN & RARE 'professionally-published' literary mistakes?

I think the time for Stephenie Meyer to be judged has come and gone. She has been judged over and over again (scroll down to the side links); and she has chosen to ignore the valid literary judgement of her books as a 'failure'. The very fact that she 'accidentally-inspired' the incredibly-harmful and HARDCORE book, '50 Shades of Grey' via Twilight is 'proof' enough of her AND her publisher AND production franchises mistakes. They all owe the world an apology - again, read the blog for detailed info about these things and how they happened...

4) Are Twilight fans 'stupid' and Twilight haters 'smart'?

Neither - Twilight haters are simply people who can see clearly through Stephenie Meyer's silly sexual fantasy that is glaring throughout this book and are rightly insulted and offended by it. That does not make them 'smarter'; that makes them more informed about 'real-make-believe vampires' before Steph's dream ever sparkled in her head.

The Twilight Saga IS a 'beautiful fairytale' IF you do not know much about vampires previous to Twilight; or you are not interested in their lore.

5) What if, by some bizarre situation, that the perceived values and messages in the Twilight books are "correct"?

Again, they may very well 'be correct' from the perspective of non-vampire fans because of the UNUSUAL way they developed. Fans essentially 'live in' the story as opposed to 'going along for the ride' like most normal obsessions occur. The point is... Stephenie Meyer CAUSED an over abundance of HATE over her series that prompted (and still prompts) the entire world to bully young girls who are still obsessed about this series and/or the lead actors who play their favorite characters in the movies.

6) Suppose a book came out starring a character who was so enraged by Bella and Edward that he/she goes into their residence and explains everything he/she feels is wrong between the couple and throws some accusations. After a verbal discussion, a fight happens and both Bella and Edward are killed through self-defense by this critic. The critic gets arrested and is tried in court. Depending on the verdict, how would a) you and b) the audience react if:
 i) The critic was acquitted.
 ii) The critic was convicted of manslaughter.
 iii) The critic was convicted of murder.
 iv) The critic was convicted of murder, sentenced to death, and executed.

It looks to me like these questions are all together and are directed at me... If you are someone who hates me now because *I* am telling the truth about The Twilight Saga and exposing it for what it really is; that is your problem, not mine. Stephenie Meyer did all this, not me. Again, read the blog and become informed - or continue to judge. That is your prerogative.

7) What think ye of Christ?

I am not sure how this questions applies to the subject, but for whatever it is worth... I think Jesus Christ is very misunderstood among the peoples of the world because of manipulation by men in power. I do have a couple of articles that deal with fanatical religious beliefs on my other blog specifically for teenagers if you are that interested.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

TOS Star Trek Fan Tribute to Leonard Nimoy & Spock

It almost goes without saying, now - and yet, it probably can't be said enough:

Live Long and Prosper
Peace, and Long Life

Leonard Nimoy achieved those things as equally in his Human life as his Vulcan alter-ego, Spock, did - everyone keeps saying it; both those who knew him and those of us who only knew about him.

There isn't really much to say beyond those things; but as a fan who already misses him, terribly... There is one more thing that I would add to all those condolences:

Leonard Nimoy showed us that 'dreaming' is important... And he did it through a non-human character who didn't believe in silly Human things like emotions, feelings and attachments, etc.

How damn cool is that?

This is probably the best scene EVER out of all Star Trek series and movies - TOS and spawn, combined: Captain Kirk, Bones and Spock in a campfire round of 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat'.

Truly a scene that should be recorded somewhere as being one of the best movie scenes of all time!

And then later... they finally perfected it. ;)


Thank you so much for all the wonderful memories, Mr. Nimoy!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Comments from The World Regarding 50 Shades of Grey & The Twilight Saga


Someone wrote me an email to suggest that I add a place for people to make comments to this intro & blog. Sorry, people don't usually leave comments on these blog, anymore. Most of them seem to prefer my email for a private chat. But, I would LOVE to get a real conversation going about this subject. I guess it doesn't hurt to put this up here.

Okay, world... what do you think?