Recently, I read an articulo on here written por a true Twilight fan, where she expressed her anger with the fan-community of this beloved series.
After lectura - a long with lectura some other artículos too - I began to think about what it means to be a true Twilight fan, a Twilighter if tu will.
In my opinion a true fan of anything appreciates every element of whatever that person is a fan of - in this case Twilight.
A true Twilighter looks at this series and doesn't see just a amor story between a vampire and a human, but they see the struggle between good and evil. They see a story with dynamic characters who all have been developed to have depth and personality. They see preguntas of fate and destiny and true love. They find themselves swept away into a world where vampiros can be vegetarian, hombres lobo roam the land, and something evil is always lurking around the corner. They begin to believe that fictional characters are actually real. They amor every character for who they are and amor all of their imperfections - yes, I did say imperfections. : ]
Now another type of fan has emerged in the empire of Twilight. That other type of fan is a Fangirl - o boy if tu like.
What classifies a Fangirl? Well in my opinion, its one of those people who only care about the main characters, which in this case would be Edward and Bella. They only see the amor story side o this epic saga. They overlook the amazing elements brought to the story por people like Jacob Black, because they believe he is just bent on Edward and Bella destruction. They don't see that true amor isn't going to just come with no problems. They only see the perfect side of the characters, and don't believe there could be an imperfection. Then when an imperfection becomes very open, they freak out and begin the horrible thing we know as character bashing.
So when it comes down to it, what kind of fan do tu want to be? Do tu want to be the type of fan that loves the story for everything that it is and loves all the characters for who they are? o do tu want to be the type of fan that only looks at the pretty side of the novel, trying to disregard the actual human elements of the story?
When I think about Stephenie Meyer and how she literally had an amazing dream, wrote it down, and shared it with the world, well she put a lot of work into it. She took time to discover each character, get to know them, and explore every level of their personality. She developed an epic story of love, courage, destiny, fate, fantasy, and the eternal battle between good and evil. When I think about this I can't help but want to be the best fan I can. I want to be a true Twilight fan - a Twilighter.
What about you?