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16th-Nov-2014 07:23 pm
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Hello! Anyone still here?

So... it's been two years since Breaking Dawn 2 was released and it ended a 5 years amazing and intense journey for all Twilight fans.
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I was wondering where all we are two years later.

- Are you still part of the Twilight fandom in any way?
- Or have you moved on to other fandoms? Do you feel so passionate about some other books/movies/saga/pop culture phenomenons the way you felt about Twilight?
- How do you remember that whole experience and that time?
- Do you re-watch the movies often?
- Do you still re-read the books often?

And... how are you all these days? 
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16th-Nov-2014 07:55 pm (UTC) - Still loving Twilight
Twilight is my top favorite fandom. I enjoy other books and movies but I don't get involved in any other fandoms.

I am trying to re-read, or re-listen the Twilight audiobooks. There's some detail I have forgotten.

I'm going to marathon watch the movies before the end of the year.

We have regional Twi-fic weekend meetups twice a year where we can talk about twilight and fanfics.

Livejournal is my favorite site, but facebook is very active with many active fan groups.

16th-Nov-2014 08:38 pm (UTC) - Re: Still loving Twilight
Same here. While I like a lot other books, none has drawn to me as much as Twilight to get involved on other fandom.

It has to be nice to attend Twi-fic meetups so you can meet in real life people from the fandom. I wish I could attend one! But since I live in Spain, I don't think it's gonna happen.

I have the feeling a lot of peple are not on livejournal anymore. Many communities have disappeared, are dead or nearly dead. I think everyone is on facebook now (or twitter)
16th-Nov-2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen the movies in a while, or re-read the books. And I actually don't come to LJ that much anymore so today was my lucky day to see this post lol I do read some fics if the communities I joined still update, but not seek them out as i used to. I also still follow twilight tumblr blogs :) it always makes me happy to see graphics.

I'm not in any fandoms, and I always think I wish I could get into a fandom as much as i did with Twilight, it's been a while
16th-Nov-2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
Graphics are pretty much the best part of the Twilight fandom nowadays, alongside with fics! People still are writing some awesome fics, but it's true that it is nothing like it was years before.

Glad that you saw this post today :-) And your avi is a win, lol!
16th-Nov-2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
So it's all about Twilight with me, still! Twilight was the first fandom I joined. Even I enjoyed a lot Harry Potter books, for example, I didn't feel the need to look for more (communities, fics, etc) after I finished them. And it's the same with other books/movies post-Twilight. I like some, but not enough to get involved in any fandom.

Lot of people seem to have moved to the Outlander fandom (both books and series, actors). I have to read the books, yet, but I will!

I haven't watched the movie since Breaking Dawn was released. To me, it is always more about the books than the movies (not only with Twilight, but other movies adaptations from books I love). My interest in the movies was more about Rob and Kristen chemistry. Loving the books so much, I don't think the movies really were good adaptations. I enjoyed seeing them at the time as a part of the whole "fangirling" experience, sharing the excitement with other fans, etc. But now they don't appeal to me enough to re-watch them.

But, I re-read the books a lot. Last time, this summer. Still loving them a lot. I wish so much Stephenie Meyer would finish Midnight Sun! (though I know this is not going to happen... *sigh*)

And of course, I still read plenty of Twilight fanfics, and there are really good ones out there! It's something I enjoy. It makes me a little sad that many communities or blogs about Twilight fanfics have disappeared now.

As for the actors, I'm still a fan of Rob and follow his career. Kristen's to a least extent. Don't know anything about what the others are doing now.

Those were fun times, seeing awards ceremonies live, the excitement of the premieres, the promo... With all the drama that is going on on Twitter these days (at least for those of us that follow Rob and/or Kristen), I sometimes miss the days were it was only about fangirling and fun
18th-Nov-2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
Outlander is a great series and I do so love Jamie and Claire. But I have to say that I cannot get into the fandom. I simply don't like the author herself and the majority of the outspoken fans practically deify her. Unlike in Twilight where you could have constructive dialogue about problematic issues and not be crucified, in the Outlander fandom if there is something you don't like about it, you keep your mouth shut.

Still doesn't stop me from loving the books, but it does keep me from being in any fandom groups.
16th-Nov-2014 09:17 pm (UTC) - Twilight Storytellers movies
I am looking forward to the new Twilight mini movies that are supposed to come out this year. They are supposed to cover backstories of characters before Edward met Bella.

Maybe they will include the Alice backstory since that was left out of the movies.
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17th-Nov-2014 08:41 pm (UTC) - Re: Twilight Storytellers movies
yeah, that should be fun!
16th-Nov-2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
- Are you still part of the Twilight fandom in any way?
Not really. I still follow Rob's career but have not looked for any graphics or fanfic in so long.

- Or have you moved on to other fandoms? Do you feel so passionate about some other books/movies/saga/pop culture phenomenons the way you felt about Twilight?

I have not picked up any new fandoms. I do love Hunger Games and am excited for Mockingjay Part 1, but I am not involved in the fandom.

- How do you remember that whole experience and that time?
I had great times and have great memories. I'm still in touch with the friends I made during the Twilight events.

- Do you re-watch the movies often? No. I never have time to watch my dvds. I last saw saw a Twilight marathon last year in the theaters. I always say I'll have a marathon every November, but if I actually do it's another story.

- Do you still re-read the books often? No. Too many books to read and not enough time for re-reads. In some ways I enjoyed the movies more anyway.
17th-Nov-2014 04:00 am (UTC)
Twilight was a huge highlight for me: it brought me back to LiveJournal where I connected with a great bunch of folks and also enticed me to create art again and even try my hand at writing fan-fic. I miss those 'heady' days of the fandom!

Not really doing much with anything at the moment...very sad!
18th-Nov-2014 06:51 pm (UTC)
- Are you still part of the Twilight fandom in any way?
I still WANT to read fic, but my list has dwindled down to 1 that updates. I still visit ADF and am on Twitter, more as an observer.


- Or have you moved on to other fandoms? I like to discuss Outlander.

Do you feel so passionate about some other books/movies/saga/pop culture phenomenons the way you felt about Twilight? I don't think I will ever be as passionate as I was about Twilight. But, I was in a much different place in my life. I was a SAHM with 3 small children and I was depressed. I was awake all the time, so what better to do than become immersed in fantasy land.

- How do you remember that whole experience and that time? I had a lot of fun. But, in the beginning, I was very naïve. It would have only remained that fun if I stayed naïve and that just wasn't possible.

- Do you re-watch the movies often? Yes. I watch every time they are on TV.

- Do you still re-read the books often? I haven't re-read the books in a couple of years.
19th-Nov-2014 06:56 am (UTC)
Sometimes I wish for the ingenuity and naivety of when you first discover something new and enter a new world. That sense of fun, of wonder, that inevitably gets lost along the way
18th-Nov-2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
I came into the Twi fandom while still heavily immersed in Harry Potter fandom stuff. It was a nice change, at first, to be around primarily women and just geek out about the romance part. Over time, though, I've watched sections of this fandom eat each other alive and seen big names raise up huge groups of sycophantic followers only to just walk away when they got bored, or use those fans to turn on other people in the fandom. I know, rationally, that the same things happened in HP, but I felt a bit more caught in the crossfire with Twilight. It's kind of become a game at this point, to watch the way the manipulators work in this fandom.

On a happier note, I do still read TONS of fics. There's still some really good stuff out there, and the best part is that with all-human fatigue having kicked in a while ago, there are more supernatural canon-AU stories around.

I'm not a part of any particular fandom, I guess, unless you consider Young Adult lit and geeky stuff fandom. I mean, I do consider it a fandom, but it's pretty loosely organized. There's so much to follow on Tumblr, so that's where I spend a lot of my time.
18th-Nov-2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
I am sad that the livejournal groups are not very active, but I'm always glad to see a Twilight community post.

If anyone wants to friend me on facebook I am "Jedigirl SC" and on twitter @jedigirlsc.

FB has SO MANY active twific groups.

Still like livejournal better, it has a better layout and less Mark Zuckerberg.
19th-Nov-2014 06:50 am (UTC)
I like livejournal more, too.. In fact, I dislike fb so much I deactivated my account years ago. But now, seeing most active twific communities are on there, I may have to activate it...

Sent you a request on twitter! :-)
19th-Nov-2014 06:48 am (UTC)
Me, never been in another fandom before the Twilight one, it honestly surprised me the amount of drama and fights and ugly that could be involved. It's something that I could never have imagined. I mean, it's all just for fun, and it's people who all love the same thing. But then, over the years, I've seen that this happens in all fandoms. Huh... people are weird. But yeah, among other things, this is one of the reasons that has prevented me to join other fandoms. One is enough!