I'm sincerely curious and very frustrated.
When I use CAPITAL LETTERS - I am not shouting. I am marely putting weight on the word.
When I talk about Twilight fans I don't really mean to offend anyone, it's just my impression on MOST of the fans seeing to all those I've come across. I do not claim I'd have met them all and I do not claim all of them are like that. Please don't fly at me in fury, it's not meant to be anything personal to you.
1.) Are there any old-school / old-fashioned / real-vampires's fans who ALSO like the Twilight...vampire?
- I have troubles calling the Twilight creatures that because I SO think they are not even close to a vampire. But instead like someone in DeviantArt so well said - they're "blood-sucking fairies". So I, am not liking them.
2.) Are there any THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES fans whho also like Twilight?
- The series are like from a completely different planets in every possible matter and I think it's CRAZY that people assume !anyone! who likes the Chronicles is also into Twilight. I mean, sure any other vampire-related story is from a completely different planett seeing to Twilight but Anne Rice vampires and their stories are that even more with the Chronicles being infinitely more original and colourful in characters and storylines. Of course if a Twilight fan doesn't know anything of the Chronicles or Anne Rice vampires (which is very likely)...but they should first investigae the matter before...
3.) SO - Must "all" those who came to be "vampire" fans by Twilight, always assume that every vampire fan is into Twilight? (I'm not saying every vampire fan would be into The Vampire Chronicles either. This question is just a lead-up of the previous one.)
- Couldn't they think and look into the vampire myths before embracing the fandom with all "OMG You must love Twilight!!11 Vapmires rock, man!!11 EDWARD!!11 *drool-swoon-laeah*" GOSH. Or just...ASK before throwing Twilight in your face... Especially when Twilight is weighting on a teenage romance ((first from a teenage girl's point of view)) which wouldn't get to all of us anyways.
4.) How many of you wants to hit the Twilight author for calling her creatures vampires and thus becoming to twist the image of this creature for those who weren't familiar with them before reading Twilight, and making the old vampire fans' life in the fandom a pain?
- Me! Though if I got the chance I probably wouldn't because it wouldn't change anything and it is just a book. But I still want to. If you create something THAT different, you should also give the creature your own original name, so the creature that's been there for thousands of years known and loved, could be at peace with it's fans. I KNOW that when it's a fictional creature based only on myths, different visions are not wrong "because they can be anything one imagines!!" - but the point is what they ORIGINALLY and for sooo long have been thought like (in this case, demon-like and dying in the sun and so on)... you just CAN'T make them sparkle in the sun like fairies and have them able to live 95% normal human life (and not have the legendary fangs, of which absense also adds to the too-human point.) I'm sorry but that extremeness just crosses the line of good taste, in my opinion. She should've named the creature something her own - it could've been SIMILIAR to the word "vampire" but not the same creature.
So... there. Share your opinions, please. (: