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One great thing about Hypable is that we welcome visitors from many, many fandoms. This is also an issue. Some visit this site and enjoy being negative towards fans in other fandoms.

Funnily enough, those who – I’ll be blunt – love Harry Potter and hate Twilight are forgetting a very important lesson in the Potter books: DON’T HATE. The fact that some Potter fans rip on Twilight just for the sake of it shows they are poor Potter fans. Did you not learn anything from the seven books?

In nearly every Twilight post on Hypable there will be comments by people who are simply posting negative comments because they do not like the series.

To those of you who do that, we ask that you please stop. ALL fans are welcome here to discuss the fandom(s) they love. At Hypable, the only negative comments we want are those that offer fair and constructive criticism. If you’re not a fan of a particular fandom, please don’t leave negative comments for the sake of telling us why your fandom is better.

While I’m targeting this at Hypable visitors, trust me – it goes on elsewhere online. Over the past few years I’ve been surprised by quite a few friends who go out of their way to pick on Twilight.

It’s made me wonder: Why DO people pick on it? My best theory is they feel insecure about how popular Twilight has become. No one was complaining about the series until the first movie came out and the popularity exploded. That’s when I started seeing people change their minds about the books and films. Their thoughts went from “it’s a nice quick read” to “omg this series is awful”.

I propose that we just be nice to everyone! If a fandom is popular, that means the fandom is great. The truth is that Twilight, just like countless other fandoms, connects with an incredible amount of fans. They have their reasons for liking the fandom just as you do for yours. To judge others’ fandom choices is to be hypocritical. Honestly, why is YOUR fandom so great? I can probably come up with a few reasons as to why it’s crap, but I don’t because I know some people like the color blue while others would rather see green.

From now on we’ll be keeping a closer eye on the comments of our articles and removing comments that are blatantly hurtful, unfair, or not constructive.

This has been Andrew’s Take on the matter.

  • pallendrome

    I’m one of those people whose opinion changed from “Meh, Twilight, that passed the time okay” (despite its numerous flaws) to “Ew, Twilight, really?” 

    The reason? Oversaturation. It’s reached a point where there’s an amount of Twilight coverage everywhere that is disproportionate to the actual quality of the product. Yeah, I also find, say, Percy Jackson a one-dimensional character and the movie poorly made, but it’s not in my face enough to make pointing out its flaws worthwhile.

    And you know what? Sometimes “Ugh, I hate Twilight” is enough. Those are my feelings! I’ve got my reasons. I’ve read and written plenty of critiques about Twilight’s poor characterization and shoddy plot, but depending on the situation I don’t always want list those bullet points about my dislike for the series.

    I think it’s OK to boil down your feelings to a sentence sometimes, whether that be “I can’t stand Twilight” or “Omigod, I adore Twilight.”

  • Tomas

    I couldn’t agree more! I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan since the first movie, and a HUGE twilight fan since the first film. I’ve read both of the book series and watched the films.

    They’re both amazing stories, and Twilight IS great! So yeah, if people keep criticising twilight, they’re NOT good Harry Potter fans indeed.

  • luna

    see the thing is i don’t like twilight, for the bad morals already mentioned, and on other fandom post won’t hestitsate to say so. i will not however go to a place full of twihards simply to smear there oppinion. if there on this site, theyre obviously real fans and not just conformers. fandoms mean alot to people, and if they see something in it i cant see i’m happy for them and respect them. harry taught me that. i know id hate it if someone did that to harry and twilight fans have feelings to. i know and am friends with many, and we get along fine. we can poke fun at each others fandoms because that what it is-fun. we can also honestly say why we disagree, and take it as a mature and contructive critism meant to express honest opinions in an inoffensive way. honestly the main reason i dislike most twihards is because they can never give me a satisfactory reason why they like it, much less hate hp. i’ve seen hp fans that do the same though, and it angers and embarresses me when i see potterheads stoop to their level. their has been fault on both sides. i think we felt hostility when the media started claiming to be the next hp and most twihards seemed to encourage the idea, but theyre not all like that, theyre just the only ones you can hear in all the choas. theyre differant fantasy sub-genres and neither one can or should be replaced. honestly, the best way to prove you’re the better fandom is to act like the better fandom. we’re all fantasy fans so why cant we all get along?

  • Anonymous

    Wow I’ve been really hard on you Andrew and have said many harsh things so I apologize ! I honestly thought you picked on Twilight for no reason but from this post it seems like you understand what WE Twilight fans have to put up with ! I really wish Potter fans would leave us alone ! I love Twilight so what ?
    Great post Andrew !

  • Asi

    I completley on the idea of ”not hating” Andrew, and glad that you brought it up  and reminded many of us one of the most important things we ever learnt!That rule of ”not hating” is working in everything in our life, no matter what it is. I personal am Harry Potter fan, but I honestly dont care  (in a good way )what Twlight fans do :) I mean, they like Twlight, enjoy it, let it be so,their life :) People, we always blame government or other ”powerful” people on influencing our life and starting wars, but cant you see that it is all in our hands! We are the ones to make peace and live in peace! And here you are, everything starts from little things like this! Actually, counting on numbers of fans in both fandoms, it isnt that little ;) XD Love each other (Love is the weapon we have!!) Doesnt sound realistic?!If loving is above your ”strengh” than simple respect will be just enough! :)

  • moonshoespotter1712

    Are all the Twilight haters Harry Potter fans?

    But honestly, I do agree with Adnrew. I’ve seen on facebook lots of pictures, groups etc. insulting Twilight, bagging every last inch of it from the books, acting, appearances and some of it’s really quite offensive. I would’ve hoped HP fans were respectful enough to accept other people’s fandoms. 

    I am a HP fanatic, and I personally believe it’s better than Twilight because it has themes about friendship, love with aspects of fantasy and even then, still has relatable subplots (e.g. Harry struggling with exams, relationship problems). I feel like Twilight isn’t nearly as deep as Harry Potter, a story about a 3-way-romance, something I feel I’ve seen too many times. Perhaps it can be a escapist book or movie, but definitely not one for me. In saying this about Twilight though, it’s not because I dislike the genre; I looove the Vampire Diaries. The storylines are compelling, the romance believable and there’s at least blood and fangs. :) 

  • Anonymous

    I agree with the message… don’t hate on other franchises, but honestly…. I’m kind of tired of seeing so many people blame the feud solely on Harry Potter fans.  I know I’m new here, so I didn’t see all these remarks, but this article is so one sided and I admit… it annoys me.  I have seen Twilight fans make so many disrespectful remarks towards the Harry Potter series, cast and author so that when I read articles like this putting all the blame on us Potter fans… it frustrates me.  Some of these remarks were made back in 2008 before the Twilight movie was even released because these particular fans were focussed on beating Harry Potter. Bottom line… stop the hate… but it should be directed at all fandoms.  Not just ours.  

  • Tomas

    It doesn’t promote bad moral values!

  • Tomas

    STOP F*CKING CRITICISING TWILIGHT! It’s a beatiful story, period!

  • moonshoespotter1712

    bella loves his looks and voice. which is why she constantly mentions them. this is merely an infatuation is that is what holds a relationship together.

  • luna

    also litmer8, i’m sorry but it doesn’t matter what the genre is, the main reason people write is to express thoughts and feelings. as a writer i can personally atest to this. characters thoughts and feelings are what make you connect to them. they’re just names without. the story just words on a page. in the end, thats what you remember. thats why you love the story, even if you dont realize it. that being said, a writer never chooses what her moral will be. jk rowling has said she never thinks “oh, i’m gonna write a story about sacerfice,” no she thinks “i’m gonna write a story about a boy wizard.” the meaning comes later. the story chooses the writer, and the characters and setting speak through her. its just her job to write it down. the story came about because of what was important to joe and harry, and what they went through together and as individuals. so meyers story being a dream has nothing to do with it. and i think fantasy tends to have deeper meaning that most realistic fiction. it makes you broaden your mind so you have no choice but to see the truth, raw and unenhibited by a human, sometimes all to narrow, proception of reality, unprejadicely, weather we want to hear it or not.

  • luna

     i’m sorry but it doesn’t matter what the genre is, the main reason people write is to express thoughts and feelings. as a writer i can personally atest to this. characters thoughts and feelings are what make you connect to them. they’re just names without. the story just words on a page. in the end, thats what you remember. thats why you love the story, even if you dont realize it. that being said, a writer never chooses what her moral will be. jk rowling has said she never thinks “oh, i’m gonna write a story about sacerfice,” no she thinks “i’m gonna write a story about a boy wizard.” the meaning comes later. the story chooses the writer, and the characters and setting speak through her. its just her job to write it down. the story came about because of what was important to joe and harry, and what they went through together and as individuals. so meyers story being a dream has nothing to do with it. and i think fantasy tends to have deeper meaning that most realistic fiction. it makes you broaden your mind so you have no choice but to see the truth, raw and unenhibited by a human, sometimes all to narrow, proception of reality, unprejadicely, weather we want to hear it or not.

  • moonshoespotter1712

    That’s the thing I don’t like about Edward. He’s too perfect. Have you heard stories of fangirls dumping their boyfriends because he couldn’t possibly be as perfect as Edward? The fact is people aren’t perfect, and people fall in love with them, flaws and all.

  • luna

    you really don’t get the point of stories do you? we’re supposed to be influened by them! thats there purpose! thats how we learn as children isn’t it? fairytales and fables? those satisfiy us at the time, but as we grow we need bigger story that enchant while at the same time fit into our growing complex of a world.

    and friendships like the trios does exsist, but theyre few and far between. one of harrys values is loyality and dumbledore is constantly telling harry how unusual he is in this regard. the relationship is not perfect however *coughfifthandseventhbookscough* and their are traitors in hp wormtail, sirius and snape both were thought to, snape betrayed voldy, the malfoys are to cowardice to have loyality, theres the black family conflict, and dumbledore wasn’t always a perfect angel.

    but yes harry is far to trusting, even as its one of his strenghts and most indearing qualities, its also one of his greatest weaknesses, lupin and mad-eye said as much. 

  • moonshoespotter1712

    of course harry’s got flaws;; you can’t have a perfect main character! that’s what makes is relatable. i wouldn’t want harry to have been perfect.

  • moonshoespotter1712

    yeah i sort of agree about twilight.

    but mugglenet doesn’t suck btw. this is andrew sims writing, not mugglenet and he’s entitled to his own opinion as well, as you are. hating twilight doesn’t mean you have to bash it at every opportunity.

  • moonshoespotter1712

    don’t stereotype a whole fandom… i do believe we are nice people…

  • moonshoespotter1712

    it encourages perfection in the boyfriend, which is clearly not achievable. fangirls have dumped their boyfriends because they aren’t as perfect as edward. is this healthy?
    and sorry what could morals and values are promoted?
    and if you say HP promotes witchcraft, so does each and every otehr fantasy novel from Lord of the Rings to Narnia. 

  • Steph

    The difference between Ginny and Bella though, is that even though Ginny has always had ‘a thing’ for Harry, she was ABLE to go out and date other people. She was with MANY different people, simply because her and Harry wouldn’t work out. When Edward left Bella she didn’t do anything. She just sat around and cried/felt sorry for herself beause he was gone.

  • Steph

    “I realized that many people were taking this VERY seriously”. Thankyou. The fans are what completely turned me off of Twilight. I have read all the books, and when the first movie came out I went to the first showing in my theater. BAD IDEA. I had advanced tickets because I knew it was going to be busy but this was rediculous. When we were finally let into the theater I was pushed and trampled over. I cut my foot because I was pushed into the doors from fans just trying to get into the theater. I have never went to see another Twilight movie since.  The fans took it was to seriously, and I was actually injured. THAT is what turned me off Twilight.

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