(Closed) Twilight Haters…

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It did $135M this year, I wouldn’t worry

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think part of the reason some people are turned off by it is because some Twilight fans can come off a little fanatical.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MissHippoPotamus: People can choose not to let their kids read it and they have legitimate reasons. Im not sure why this even bothers you. Honestly, there are twilight lovers and haters here and I think you are getting really worked up over peoples opinions on the internet…”opinions are like a**holes, everyones got one” and not everyones will be the same. If you see someone post something that you don’t like about twilight skim the post and move on. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve never read a page or seen a minute of the movies.  I don’t feel I’ve missed out.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Natalieh86: This exactly.  Posts like this don’t help.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MissHippoPotamus: It may be old, but it fits. Everyone has different opinions, which is why all the ladies here are on a forum..if you want to find a twilight lovers message board (There are tons) I would suggest going there for your twilight love fix because a lot of ladies here aren’t the biggest fans. 

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I haven’t seen it/read the books, and I don’t care to so I can’t really have a strong opinion of the series either way. Articles like this one from NPR lead me to believe there may be valid cause for concern on the part of parents about letting their pre-teens and tweens read the books, though.

An excerpt:

“But when a saga popular with pre-adolescent girls peaks romantically on a night that leaves the heroine to wake up covered with bruises in the shape of her husband’s hands — and when that heroine then spends the morning explaining to her husband that she’s incredibly happy even though he injured her, and that it’s not his fault because she understands he couldn’t help it in light of the depth of his passion — that’s profoundly irresponsible.”

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was using the term consistent with this definition . . emphasis added. 

fa·nat·i·cal  (f-nt-kl)

adj.

Possessed with or motivated by excessive, irrational zeal

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

First of all, everyone is entitled to their opinions – I stayed off of pro-Twilight threads as I had nothing to contribute, and it appears that most Twilight fans stayed off of the anti-Twilight thread as I’m sure they didn’t want to read what we were saying.

My problem with it is when teenage girls think that the relationships portrayed in the movie are ‘acceptable’ or ‘normal’. Don’t try to tell me that doesn’t happen, because my own sister is one of those people.

Enjoying it as mindless fluff – no issue. Thinking that’s acceptable in real life? No.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

The only thing I’ve heard about them from people off the net is that they are poorly written. I don’t read young adult lit, so I’m not about to read poorly written young adult lit. I don’t understand why it’s a problem if people dislike them, though. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@hisgoosiegirl: Same. I didn’t comment on the twilight fan topics because I had nothing positive to add and it was for ladies who enjoy the series. 

I own all the books and I have read them a few times for a mindless read. I don’t know if I would let my young, impressionable daughter read them because I don’t think that sort of content is appropriate for a 10 year old. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Aure: yes, this. 

I love Twilight for a guilty awful romance novel that I read in a bubble bath or at the beach. But if my hypothetical children ever read it, they’re going to have to be saturated with strong, powerful role-models first.  I don’t want them set up to idolize this type of boyfriend and this type of relationship because it is abusive, it’s not healthy, and it’s not what they should be looking for in life.

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