Breaking Dawn was obviously the result of a Break Down. I really liked the first three and was so jazzed up for the fourth I was literally bouncing up and down and staring at my calendar for an unhealthy amount of time- and then when it finally arrived, I tore it from it’s box, dived right in and… considered returning it before I even got to Jacob’s section.
Let me just say I began reading Twilight fanfiction before there were even a hundred stories posted in it and I had always wrote nasty reviews for those who dared write something as stupid as Bella getting knocked up by Edward and giving birth to some mutant half vampire. I almost died laughing when arguing with other fans who seriously thought this was a possibility for the real books! By the release of Eclipse the plotline of Bella and Edward having a child was beyond unoriginal and no one really wanted to read any more stories about it. Then people starting coming up with super creepy ideas like Jacob imprinting on and starting a relationship with one of Bella’s human children- these stories, too, were blasted for being completely impossible ideas for the books because Stephenie just wouldn’t do it (c’mon- ew. “I used to fantasize about doing your mom, but now I just wanna see you naked”)
. Meanwhile, just about every fanfic story contained a massive influx of foreign vampire covens with supercool X-Men/Heroes powers like being able to move the earth, create illusions, and electrocute people; these were generally thought to be kinda neat but improbable for any actual new Twilight characters because they were too generic and overused, that and the fact that they belonged in a Marvel Comics big budgeted superhero movie and not Stephenie Meyer’s carefully created world of vampires of whom some possess a subtle yet unique and powerful gift. I won’t even mention the stories of Bella becoming a newborn and not having any symptoms, Charlie finding out and being okay with it, etc. How lame, I thought!
So imagine my surprise… WHEN ALL OF THIS BAD FANFIC BULLCRAP ACTUALLY MADE THE WHOLE OF THE FOURTH BOOK!!!
I’m still suffering Post Traumatic Stress symptoms from the shock and denial of what I witnessed in black and white proof August 2nd- a day I’ll never, no matter how hard I try, forget.
I seriously think there is a long list of FanFic authors who could successfully sue Stephenie for stealing their storylines. Breaking Dawn- 3.0 out of 10
and that’s only because the writing, while feeling like it was from a different author, was pretty good, and because… well, it’s part of the Twilight saga (at least, according to the cover, but I’m waiting for a personal confirmation from Stephenie).