I’ve been Switzerland. ;)
Current Twilight Fan Type Definitions
Twilight Fan - Consists of the majority of Twilight's various fanbases (because they often bleed into each other). This type of fan is a generic fan of the series, and appreciates it for what it is - 'just a story'. Most of these fans do not 'get' why so many other fans are so incensed, still.
Anti-fan opinions vary GREATLY, but most of them agree on one thing - there is definitely something very wrong with The Twilight Saga.
Since Rob seems to have been dating FKA Twigs and I've had a chance to watch fan-reactions; it really seems like robsessed fans who are heartbroken about it were also Twilight Fans - while those who are happy about it seem to be mostly anti-twilight fans. That actually kind of makes sense...
I mean, FKA Twigs cannot be mistaken for Bella Swan. Dammit, Edward - I mean, Robert - what the heck are you thinking!!! ;)
It also seems like there is an age difference - younger heartbroken fans seem to be mostly 'robsten' fans (probably because most of them see Twilight - and Bella Swan & Edward Cullen - the way Steph wrote it). I'm still watching the situation. ;)
And since krisbian and robsten YOUNG fans COMBINED don't begin to add up to 'robsessed' fans - that is why I continued this subject on my original blog. Someone needs to. I'm sorry, I just don't think it's a ridiculous thing to be sticking up for the hearts and minds of emotionally-invested young (and young-at-heart) girls.
I used to be one, once - we all were. And we all know how important these obsessions are in both expressing ourselves and growing into adults. Not to mention, the escapes we need during that time....
We girls of the 70's 80's & 90s ever had to go through anything like the obsession-bashing that gossip tabloids have been intentionally instigating on Twilight & Anti-Twilight fangirlz for profits.
The Twilight Movie Franchise failed as miserably as Little, Brown and Company when they could have 'set things right' instead of ignoring roughly half of their impassioned & embattled fanbase.
Twilight has created many divisions including:
OMG! Am I really sticking up for Stephenie Meyer?
So many people would like to blame Stephenie Meyer for the bad publishing that Twilight received; and it is TRUE that she dug her heels in against the advice of her editors. But, most ANY amateur author would have done that - although probably not with as much misplaced pride and ignorance.
I have no idea what the publisher said to Stephenie Meyer about not wanting to publish the last book, Breaking Dawn - but based on the insurmountable evidence, we can guess.
I've read that she insisted on editing the books (mostly) herself - especially the last one that they didn't want to publish. I can be mad at her for essentially 'forcing' her last book on Humanity like this - but not blame her for trying and even winning, as an amateur author.
Her PUBLISHER should not have published Twilight like that; and/or should have insisted on the changes, corrections and EDITING that needed to be done.
That is the sole reason why The Twilight Saga is so 'special'. Because no other publisher would have published a book like that - especially for naturally-impressionable young adults.
This article is actually about self-publishing; but the jist of what he is talking about IS WHAT (somehow) happened to Stephenie Meyer's saga:
Author John Green "We must strike down the insidious lie that a book is the creation of an individual soul labouring in isolation. We must strike it down because it threatens the overall quality and breadth of American literature," he said. "They hold me up as an example but I am not an example of publishers or bookstores extracting value because without an editor my first novel, Looking for Alaska, would have been unreadably self-indulgent…” (I know The Twilight Saga is not that unreadable for alot of you - but, it is for others of us.)
(Sorry, I wrote this shortly after Robert's Rover Smear;
so I was really ramped up and mad, still, ha!)
BRAINSTORM to figure out something else that WILL WORK