Friday, July 16, 2010

Twilight Haters Unite!

There's always a flip-side to success and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga isn't immune from the taint. In fact, it's managed to accumulate its own brand of anti-fandom.

For instance, did you know there's a whole website devoted to distaste for the series? I'm sure there's many others, but this one's called Here's the scoop from their "About" page: is NOT a hate shrine but rather a place of refuge for those who didn't fall madly in love with Twilight...saw through it's blinding errors, contradictions, and mockery of the English language AND the writing profession as a whole. We are not a fan site, we are not a hate site...we just realize and agree that Twilight sucks discoballs. Oh yeah, I went thar.
Not a "hate shrine"? The folks at Encyclopædia Dramatica beg to differ. Before you click on that link though, be warned that it's not safe for work. Or kids. Despite the offensive content, they make some pretty good points about "hating" on the franchise.

As a side note, I've re-labeled my "Stephenie Meyer" posts under the "Twilight Saga" banner. Usually, I prefer labeling posts about a work under the collective name of the author. But when that work exists almost beyond the author themselves, that is, it achieves a mainstream popularity that goes beyond mere autobiographic details and becomes a phenomena in its own right, then I'll feature it under the name of the work itself.

That's why there's a "Dracula" banner at all.

However, if the post largely does concern the author themselves, then they get their own tag. Just something for future reference, there.

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