Most of us can say we went through this or a similar phase.
Before I start I just wanted to say this is not a jab at people who like the saga. You like what you want to like, but this just a time that I took my liking for the series a bit too far.
What a lovely coincidence that I learned of Twilight just as my boyfriend of the time broke up with me. I felt like crap, and I will not get into all that, but it was something I could immerse myself in, and for that, I can’t fault the books. It was better than moping around writing sad music quotes on my Myspace photos. I was also fourteen.
This was right before the movie came out. I was at a volleyball practice and some of the girls were looking through magazines of the cast and yeah, that’s what got me interested: the guys.
But I did want to read the book before seeing the movie and still do that to this day.
Save a Volvo, Ride a Vampire
I could…barely write that without cracking up and cringing at the same time.
Needless to say, I read the first book and loved it. Now, I didn’t read the rest of the saga until after Christmas and had the money, but once I got the books, I read them all in less than a month. I remember staying up most of the night reading them.
After that, the obsession grew. My Myspace page was ALL Twilight, including a photo of Edward Cullen and the quote up there. My AIM page was all…riveting Twilight quotes or using the term “Mrs. Cullen.”
I hate my past-self.
You know what’s even better? I RE-READ THE SERIES. All of the books, at least, once more, right before New Moon came out.
The Beginning of The End
By the time New Moon came out, I started dating someone new who HATED Twilight. So naturally, I’d always bring up my love for it. But it was during this that my obsession started to dwindle and I just didn’t see the appeal anymore. It wasn’t until I was almost sixteen that my interest was gone. By this time I was dating another guy and he bought me New Moon for Easter (?) and I just didn’t want it, but I took it anyway because I wasn’t a complete dick…most of the time. My mom might argue that.
I think the more people complained about its problems the more I saw them for myself. It could’ve been how boring of a character Bella is or how problematic her and Edward’s relationship is.
I also got a BIG wake-up call during this time, realizing what a dumbass I was.
I like to call my years from 13-16 my “regrettable years,” because all I cared about was having a boyfriend, sports, and well, Twilight. It’s so funny because I sat in front of this guy in my math class who also disliked Twilight and made fun of it so I made fun of his love for anime.
Guess who loves anime now…the irony.
Was there a point for this post? I don’t know what made me write this except, I don’t have many personal posts on here or like to talk about certain years of my life, and this is a good example why. I also saw a Twilight post on Twitter and instantly thought of the years I wore “Team Edward” shirts to school.
Again, I can’t fault Twilight for reawakening my love of reading. For a few years I wasn’t into it like I was when I was little (again, regrettable years) but because of this, I wanted to find books similar to Twilight and got into more series, like the House of Night.
Don’t get me started on those books. Or maybe I will.
If you are a lover (or…liker) of Twilight that’s totally fine. I don’t judge anyone for the books they read. It was there during a time I needed it to be until I realized I didn’t need a relationship to get by.
Woah…I literally just came up with that revelation as I wrote it.
Want to hear more about my regrettable years? Please say no.