Carrie80 wrote:Perhaps we'll never really be able to pin-point the EXACT connection factor. The beauty is that it exists at all. For me, Twilight was an escape. Something that was easy to fall into and get lost in. I remember thinking about it constantly when I had finished it...things like-oooh a cloudy day...it's a good day for Edward to come out to play...So silly, but it was exactly what I needed!
It's nice to know that love does exist out there in the world-on paper and in reality. There are too many mean people in the world today-so SM gives us something to hold on to...a bit of hope.
I think you're on to something Carrie80
, and that's that (in general terms) everyone likes a little fantasy now and then. It's wonderful to be able to escape into someone else's world, especially a world inhabited by Cullens.
una wrote:I agree, I knew that Twilight was something because I couldn't get the characters out of my head. I kept seeing them, thinking about them, and the story. It's why I found the lex, I would find myself looking around the internet about Twilight, found SM's site, read everything there and then found the link to here. I'm so glad I did, it was great to get these questions and thoughts off my chest and meet other people with the same issues. It was great to know I was not alone.
I've always had an obsessive personality when it comes to certain things (ahem, Roswell
, the first season of The OC
) but nothing has ever affected me quite like Twilight. It's practically taken over my life ... and I couldn't be happier. A day doesn't go by that I don't refer to something in Twilight, even if it's just in my head.
I feel like loving Twilight has made me a part of a community. Through the Lex, I've made two really great friends and a bunch of other acquaintances that I might not have ever gotten the chance to know if it weren't for our shared interest in all things Twilight. I was in a slump, both personally and creatively, and Twilight has inspired me to break free from some of my self-imposed bonds.
That sounds almost silly, that a book series could alter my life in such dramatic ways, but I knew that I could admit it here without the fear of being gawked at.