I know I'm perpetuating the problem by posting this here, but only sort of since I'm not praising or bashing. I just need to say that I am so sick of hearing about Twilight!!!! Almost daily I see some sort of facebook post or youtube video gone viral bashing the franchise. Most of them are made by adults. Do people really have nothing better to do with their time? I enjoyed the books, but I can certainly agree that the obsession with them got a little out of hand. However, people seem to be forgetting. Obsessing is what teenage girls do! It's practically hardwired into the female DNA to obsess about things when they're that age. (Teenage boys do it, too, btw. Video games, sports, etc.)
Do people realize that by constantly repeating the same that-was-hilarious-the-first-70-times-I-heard-it cracks about the plotline, characters, and movies, they are just fueling the fire? Nothing solidifies a teenage girl's devotion like feeling the need to defend her imaginary character(s) against ridicule.
Yes, the franchise has some adult fans as well, but no one over the age of 15 is claiming that these stories have any artistic significance. No one is saying that they are intelligent, witty, thought-inspiring works that will become sure classics. No one is placing Twilight among the works of Shakespeare, Hemingway, Bradbury, McCarthy, Wells, or Austen. No one is claiming the movies are the next Shawshank Redemption or even the next Gladiator. They are entertainment, plain and simple. They are the Road Trip, or Super Troupers of their genre, for their audience. They're not meant to inspire, just to entertain and make money.
They are not even close to worthy of all this backlash.
Always try to bring a spare set of clothing when you dream about going to work or school. That way, if you encounter someone having that dream where they show up in their underwear, you'll be their hero.