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Question: Why do people talk so rudely about Stephenie Meyer just based on "Twilght"!? And why do people hate it so much!?
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The Twilight books send bad messages out to readers such as stalking is okay and even desirable and flattering, physical appearance is more important than personality, getting a college education is not important, pedophilia is okay, etc!. Abusive relationships are shown as being healthy!. For example, Edward removes the engine from Bella's truck to prevent her from seeing her friend!. Not only is he destroying her property, but he is also socially isolating her, which I would say definitely qualifies as abuse!. Despite this, Bella and Edward's relationship is shown as being the ideal!.
also, as others have said, the books are anti-feminist!. Edward controls Bella despite the fact that she is an adult (after the first book) and should be capable of making her own decisions!. Edward removing Bella's truck engine is a good example of this!. Bella should be able to decide whether or not she wants to see Jacob!. Edward could tell her that he doesn't think it's a good idea, but he has no right to make her decisions for her!.
The books also send out the message that your entire life should revolve around your relationship!. When Edward leaves her in New Moon, Bella goes into an almost catatonic state for several months instead of moving on with her life!. She even places herself in serious danger in order to hear Edward's voice in her head!.
I could go on, but you get the idea!. I am disturbed that children and teens are reading these books, to be honest!. The readers of these books most likely will be in a relationship in the future, and if they think that these books portray an ideal relationship, then I am very worried for them!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
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Well, the reason people tend to be rude to Steph Meyer is because she's a novice writer, and by some strange force in the universe everyone has to pick on the novice writer!. She also has a habit of saying the wrong things during interviews and not really thinking much about her out-of-control fandom!.
As to why people hate the Twilight series, there are a lot of reasons!. The writing, grammatical errors, it's too full of cliches ( even though literature itself is one giant cliche,though that's my opinion) it's purple prose and it's Mary Sue-Gary Stu characters!. Those are just a few reasons!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Just my opinions,though!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Hmm, let's see:
rabid fan base + atrocious writing + an abundance of errors from mythology to biology + disturbing messages - plot - characterization = any sane individual scratching their head and making this face: o_O!.
After one has surpassed this face: o_O, they may move on to questioning Stephenie Meyer's competence as a writer!.
That, and if you've read/watched any of her interviews she'll say things along the lines of 'one of the great things about fantasy is that research rarely applies' (HA HA HA HA HA) and 'If Edward or Jacob knocked on my door, I'd leave my husband in an instant'!. (There's more than one thing wrong with this sentence, can you spot them!?)
As well as the fact that not only is she an undeniably troubled individual, she is also famous, thus more people know of her and will subsequently comment on the behaviors she exhibits outside of her so-called 'writing'!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Ughhh, reading the books and watching Stephenie Meyer on miscellaneous interviews!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
It's because in reality, The Twilight series is the worst 'saga' ever!. It's has too many one dimensional characters that leave no room for any real conflict outside mellow-dramatic teenager drama!. It's filled to the rim with Purple Prose and grammatical error's!. Not to mention it promotes emotionally Abusive Boyfriends and puts back Feminism a few hundred years!.
And her take of Vampires aren't true at all!. She takes off the two essences that makes a Vampire a creature of the night; Fang's and weakness against the light!.
In reality, they are just sparkling Immortals with a blood fetish!.
I can Badger on and on about the other problem's, but I'm sure other people want to put in their two cents as well!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Reality, and True Critique from other Writers, both Ameture and Successful!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
The answer is quite simple!. Meyer is not a good writer at all!. Twilight has an ok premise and the potential for a lot more, but Meyer really screws up with bad writing, word choice, and horrible grammar!. It's the borderline rape of the English language!. There are!. Certain points!. Where she!. Writes a series!. Of sentences!. Like this!. Annoying, eh!?
And if twilight were an actual book, it would only be a fraction of the pages it really is!. I don't consider it a book because it's pretty much just hundreds of pages raving on Edward's beauty, which is just a recipe for failure!. At some points I think it would be a lot better if Meyer actually finished the first grade!. The sad part is she thinks she's an actual writer!. She's just!.!.!. awful!. I've actually tried to read it, and I felt my brain cells die one by one!.
Honestly, everyone in the series is made of cheap plastic and cardboard!. There is NO plot, and NO character development!. It's not even literature!. In fact, it's a cancer in literature!. It also gets away with lots of immoral things, like Edward is a pedophile and abusive!. Bella is a mary sue and an antifeminist, not to mention a b*tch!. It's just telling kids that only looks matter and what's on the inside doesn't!. No one has a personality, just good looks, making it a piss-poor attempt at a romance!.
The amount of haters don't match the rabid fangirls at all!. I hate it with a passion because it gets way more credit than it deserves, and fangirls go way too crazy over it!. Seriously, for writing like a little kid, Meyer is being called the best writer ever!. It's corrupting minds because kids think it's true romance and it's better than Stephan King or Shakespeare!.
Adding to that, most fans will attack you if you don't absolutely love it!. Some cases have been really serious, with many ganging up on one freethinker!.
Overall, it is horribly written and Meyer is a terrible writer!. People hate it because they realize what a pile of garbage it is, and because the stupid fangirls just push their very nazi-like beliefs on innocent bystanders!.
Now a summary of the series:
Bella and Edward meet, followed by hundreds of pages talking ONLY about their "love" and looks!.
Edward realizes, being a 100+ year old creepy old guy, could land in prison for hanging out with someone so young, and high tails it out of there!. Bella just forgets him and moves on!.
Meyer makes a very, very, VERY sad attempt of having some action!. After making such a great friend in Jacob, the cheap cardboard character, Bella leaves him ASAP for the cheap plastic character, Edward!.
Bella gets knocked up, and some really freaky things happen, all in a sad attempt at romance!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
The thumbs down only show how fangirls think anything against twilight is blasphemy!.
They deny anyone with an opinion the freedom of speech!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
When a book such as Twilight is given so much public attention as it received there will obviously be some people who will voice against all the teens who liked the book!. Its like some people get the opportunity to be negative about this book, and they take it to extreme lengths!. However, if you do like the book many people take it to heart when someone doesn't like Twilight because Twilight meant something to that reader!. And people who do like Twilight tend to think that everyone should like it !. Reality is there are some people who will love twilight and others that think its rubbish, other people's opinions shouldn't change your own !.Www@QuestionHome@Com
I read the books and enjoyed them as much as any other teen romance!.!.!.!. which doesn't mean much!.
They were cute, yes, but Meyer does not deserve the attention and MONEY she's getting for this!. The book is very simply written, almost like a fan fiction with no obvious time or attention spent on detail!.
The books are okay but Bella is an AWFUL lead character!. She is indeed a "Mary Sue" or a character that constantly needs to be saved and can't help themselves!. It's annoying!.
I personally cannot stand the comparison to the Harry Potter novels!. There is NOTHING similar about these books and Harry Potter is in a completely different league of storytelling!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Ι liked the story, but what bothers me the most is that stupid obsession over Edward Cullen (Who he doesn't EVEN exist!) from some totally stupid teenage girls with no lives!. And teenage girls with no lives are sooo many in this world so everywhere i go or look or hear, i get so mad, that obsession is getting on my nerves!.
Those girls don't have lives, they imagine all day long themselves in Bella's role!. Stupid, really!.
I don't think Stephenie Meyer is a bad writer!. She is just overrated!.
And twilight movie SUCKED big time!
But if you erase that obsession and read the books in a quiet place, you enjoy them!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
It's just a book!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Don't worry too much about the category!. People ask questions like this one in B&A all the time!.
To answer your question, I hold nothing personal against Stephenie Meyer!. To me, she is the author of a series of novels that were, although interesting was not as well written as it could have been!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Holy sh*t!.!.!. if I don't like a book, I have this great solution!.!.!.!. I just don't read it! Yay! If I did read the entire book (hoping for something good to happen) but still didn't care for it, I get over it!. Really, it's not that hard!. Some of those Twilight haters should try it out!.
And it's not like Twilight is the first to draw in massive amounts of fans!. I think the Jonas Brothers are stupid beyond belief, but I don't say that to my little cousin!. If she thinks they are awesome I'm not gonna ruin that for her!.
also, everyone is of course entitled to their own opinion!. But trying to convince people that an author who has sold millions of books has no talent is kind of irrelevant!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Its basically b/c of the ignorant questions that goes on continuously!. I personally don't hate the books or the author!. Just the stupid people that ask about team duh and dumb dumb!. Then get pissy and say if you don't like it then don't come here!. Which completely shows their ignorance!. I am looking for real conversations about real books and real authors!. It obviously sold and made a lot of money I'm guessing the haters are jealous!.!. Don't know don't care!. I just wish the stupid questions would stop :)Www@QuestionHome@Com
Oh and also wanted to say that those who say, haters don't need to comment will automatically get comments!. It's as annoying as easy ten points statements :)
Edited to say
I'd rather they be hooked on books then on drugs!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
I don't talk rudely about Smeyer based on "Twilight", I talk rudely about Stephenie Meyer because of her hideous quotes about writing and anything in general, and I hate the way she acts on her site, and I hate the way she treats her fans, and I hate how immature and unprofessional she is!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
The reason I have found that people dislike Twilight!.!.!.and I don't, I liked them to be honest!.!.!.!.!.is that they don't hate the books, just the fans!. The obsessed fangirls are so annoying and insistent, with 4th grader reasoning, that Twilight is the greatest book of all time and such that it drives people crazy!! So people developed an extreme dislike of Twilight because it gave birth to the annoying fans!.!.!.
After that noone could see any good in the stories!. When someone claims something is the best in an obnoxious way!.!.!.people want to disagree with them, since the fangirls won't hear reason or show any objectivity in their opinions the haters get more extreme as well!. until they are every bit as bad as the fans! also since they are terrified that they might like the stories and be lumped in with the obsessed fan girls they nit pick it apart and in most cases knew they were going to hate the book before they even read it!.
Its a shame!.!.!.they're pretty good books!. But the emotions it has stirred on both sides has caused people to either love or hate the book!. People should stop caring about others opinons and just take it with a grain of salt!. They aren't the best but they're cool books!. Just because you like them doesn't make you a crazed fan!. Hell!.!.!.I'm a 20 year old, strait, college guy and I liked them!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Because so many people won't shut up about it!.
And the sane people walking the earth have to deal with it!.
You may not understand this, but all this Twilight hype is incredibly annoying!. I'm about to leave the Books and Authors section because of it!. And if I could leave school, I would!. It's everywhere!
And in all honesty, it's a crap book!. Which makes all of it worse!. If it were a well written book, with a a lot of promise, then I wouldn't mind so much!. But it's so awful!.!.!.
We're rude about it, because the Twilighters are rude about it!. We're just rude in different ways!.
Twilighters take it upon themselves to shove the book in everybody's faces!. And then,when somebody disagrees that "OMGZ, Edward is lyk, so hawt," they get violent, and are like!.!. "Well, you just haven't read the book!." Which is completely untrue!.
I have personally suffered injury for not agreeing that Twilight is the greatest book in history!.
We are rude, in return, for letting them know in a very direct way that they're being morons!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Because of it's OVERLY obsessed fans ALWAYS talking about twilight!. i USED to like twilight when it wasn't that much of a fad to like twilight!. but now the stupid fans just seem to annoy me!.
and now i realize twilight is WAYYY overrated!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Yaaar! Because she sucks! Yaaaar!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
because they're tired of all this hype over the books
little girls are annoyingWww@QuestionHome@Com
i agree with Faye^^^Www@QuestionHome@Com
Here's a long long list of arguments as of why people hate Twilight!. Read it all (not just the first post with the points) before you come back and complain about us antis!. But let's start with
1!. Bella is a whiny, shallow idiot who only complains and complains!.
2!. Edward is an abusive asshole!.
3!. Twilight is sexist and anti-feminist!.
4!. It is poorly, poorly written!.
5!. The characters have no personalities and no character development!.
6!. Bella is a Mary sue (don't know what a mary sue is!? Look it up on Wikipedia), she's just an avatar for Meyer herself!. Don't believe me!? http://images!.morris!.com/images/movies/6!.!.!.
Don't Stewart and Meyer look EERILY similar!? It's because Twilight was Meyer's wet dream!.
7!. Meyer did absolutely no research!.
8!. Meyer is an arrogant ***** who thinks that her work is better than Shakespeare!.
9!. Meyer doesn't know anything past 6th grade science, and fails miserably at realism in her book - and yes, it's important because a good writer knows how to make things believable!.
10!. The books have no plot, it's just Bella and Edward professing their love to each other!.
11!. The books are shallow and glorify physical appearance more than inner beauty!.
12!. Twilight sends bad messages (see previous points), and yes, this does influence girls!.
13!. Twilight glorifies abusive relationships and pedophilia, and repeats that women should be submissive!.
14!. Twilight completely throws vampire lore out the window!. The vampires in Twilight shouldn't even be called vampires - they're too different!.
15!. The fans are extremely obnoxious and intolerant to the point there has been physical attacks!. I'm not talking about screaming girls, I'm talking FELONIES: http://twilightsucks!.proboards!.com/index!.!.!.
They constantly shove their book at our face, complain and ask why don't we like the novels, and when we come up with a nice list of arguments the best thing they can come up with is "ur just jeluz!!11omg apple11" and that is if they don't send DEATH THREATS and actually ASSAULT you!.
16!. There's plenty of evidence to suggest that Meyer PLAGIARIZED one of Anne Rice's books!.
That enough reasons for you!?
BTW, the thumbs down just proves my #15 point!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
They hate it so much because the book is getting more attention that they want, so their jealous ;)
Or, they wish some gorgeous hunk would whisk them off on a romantic vampire adventure!.!.!.!.and know they are WAY out of their league!!!
LOL--Idk!. I'm just spit-balling here :D
OH, DEARIE!!! I SPELLED "THEY'RE" WRONG!!!
!.when u watch horror movie like harry potter and twilight it destruct ur personality because the devil goes upon u!.Www@QuestionHome@Com