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The thing I love about the Twilight series is that people of all ages love it. When I went to see New Moon last November, we stood in line behind two (much older) grandmas...literally. They said that their grandchildren got them into it, and they are huge fans now. How fun is that? Ladies (and some guys) from ages 10-100 continue to fall under the spell of the series. I love that I can discuss the movies and books with just about anyone.
I had the priviledge of seeing Eclipse the day before it came out (thanks Lacy!) and loved people watching while waiting for the movie to start. Women of all shapes, ages, and demographics flocked to see their favorite characters onscreen. We all ooed and awed as the story unfolded before us. I felt like we were all in it together, and that thought makes me smile. I imagine this is what sports enthusiasts feel like when they watch a game. Now, I realize that sports has nothing to do with feuding vampires and werewolves, but I think the bonding factor is quite similar. A love of something brings people together for a common cause who might not normally interact in life.
For all your Twilight haters out there, give it a rest. I don't care what you do for fun and entertainment in your spare time, so let me do what I want to do. I'm getting sick and tired of hearing criticism for things that I like to do in my free time. I don't care if you are 30+ and still play video games, as long as you don't make me play them with you. I wish we could all just agree to disagree and do what makes us happy. For some, that is watching sports, playing computer games, or reading books. And for a lot of us, it's getting lost in a fun, silly, and enchanting love story between an average girl and a beautiful, powerful vampire.