Just to get this debate started, I know that I'm in the minority here. I didn't even find Twilight in the same way as most of you. I worked in a library from 2007-'09, and in that time, I saw numerous copies of the Twilight Saga books go through, but I didn't really pay attention to them aside from how many did go through. I didn't even know that a movie was being made until the fall of '08, and even then, I didn't pay attention to it until I found out (much later!) that Kristen Stewart, who I first saw in Panic Room and Speak was portraying Bella Swan.
I tend no to pay attention to popular culture a lot of times because a lot of this stuff tends to be fads and what not, but I'm thankful that I payed attention to this, and Kristen being in the films and a couple of my friends giving me feed back on the novels is what got me into them.
Things that I've either wondered about or have become pet peeves are numerous.
I've been wondering if being a guy has lead me to see things differently as far having read the novels and seen things from my POV, as I've discussed in the Breaking Dawn movie threads? And why is it that guys who like Twilight are seen as being borderline homosexual or that they're desperately trying to get a woman to date? Those are pet peeves (in addition to how the media and some sects of the fandom has reacted to certian things) that I just can't get around. Why do Twi-guys have a gay stigma to them, or that they're desperate to get chicks? Just 'cause the novels are aimed at women and are written by a woman.
Just to let you know, I also write fan fiction, and I do have a male character, a vampire hybrid that's a retired US Army officer that served in the Army Rangers, and he, to an extent, is a steriotypical "man's man", but he's not just some hardened, emotionless man. And I do give my female OC's a bit of a tomboyish edge, but they're all (some more than others) very feminine at heart. I also do have some thoughts about the Volturi that are rather militaristic, like if Aro really does believe that we as humans have weapons capable of challenging and even destroying vampires, I wonder how'd he'd react to a B-2 flying over Volterra, making a low pass over the Hall of the Volturi? I do tend to anaylze these books and some hypothetical "what if" situlations.
I'm into stuff that "guys" are into, like cars, mechanical devices, and if you have a question about World War II technology, I can probably answer it. But I also read the Twilight Saga and I'm into stuff that girls do--not as a participant, but I do wonder why they do certian things and such. I just don't get it with the "gay" stigma and what not. America is a free country, isn't it?
Feel free to discuss anything I've written, or if you'd want to ask something or share something I haven't mentioned that's interesting and relevant to this discussion.
I just wonder if any other male fans are willing now to step in the breach?
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