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An Open Letter to Twilight Fans from the CAT

Opinion by Dearheart posted over a year ago
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Dear Twilighters,

Greetings to all of you from the Critical Analysis of Twilight club! I'm Dearheart, and I'm one of the people who first founded the CAT.

Before I say anything else, let me clarify some things for you: No, I don't like Twilight and probably never will. That's just me. But I respect the people who DO like it, and I won't bite any of your heads off just because you happen to have different tastes than me. If you're crazy about Twilight, that's awesome! I won't ever criticize you for that or try to force you to "convert" to the anti side.

I'm writing this to you now because I want to let you all know, once and for all, that the CAT means you no harm.

We will not troll you or harass you. We will not come to your Twilight spots to bash what you love, make fun of you or intentionally stir up trouble. And though it might look like all we do is insult and criticize Twilight at first, we are not an anti or hate club.

To quote my first CAT soapbox, "We are here because some people just want a place to get away from all the Twilight worship and find some good, thoughtful discussion about it. This is a sanctuary for us to hang out, poke intelligent fun at it, share our views and criticisms on the series and get some healthy debate going. Some of us may like Twilight, some of us may not. But we all respect that people can like or dislike whatever they want, and we respect the right to voice those opinions, even if we don’t always agree with them."

Now I'm well aware that most of our content is anti-Twilight...but that isn't because we're a hate club. It's because there aren't as many pro-Twilighters who actively contribute or speak up for their side. Because there are so few Twilight fans there, and fewer still who are 100% in love with Twilight, the more negative and anti opinions tend to overshadow the others. That's just how it is. The only way we can change that and even things out is if more Twilighters are willing to join in the debate and speak up about why they love Twilight.

I'm also aware that sometimes our members look down on Twilight fans and make bashing comments about them. And that's not cool. But I can assure you that this is the exception, NOT the norm, and that we're taking steps to keep that from happening. We want the CAT to be an intelligent, peaceful place...and above all, we want it to be fun! The last thing we'd ever want to do is encourage nastiness or thoughtless behavior on either side.

Finally, I'd like to remind you all that a lot of stereotyping goes on in BOTH sides - pro and anti - and that not all people fit into them. Just because someone loves Twilight doesn't automatically mean they're brainless, annoying or spiteful to people who don't like it. And likewise, just because someone hates Twilight doesn't automatically mean that they don't know what "True Love" is, that they're jealous or stupid, or that they're mean to Twilighters.

That's another reason why I made the CAT. I wanted to break those stereotypes and find a way to bring pros and antis together so they could share their views and understand each other better.

I hope this clears up any confusion or misgivings you might have about us. Please know that we hold nothing against you, and that we understand if you don't like our club or agree with it. The important thing is that we respect each other. Right? =)

Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

Sincerely,
Dearheart (aka the "Momcat")
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mimifaith said:
Awww! Cutiest kitty cat ever!! xx Lovely speaking on behalf of the spot!
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I'm sorry you had to write this. However, I'm glad you did. Maybe some fans will now understand what you guys do at the spot :) I agree, alot of the Twilight fans who still love it don't input as much, including me. But, hopefully, it will balance out soon :)

I love you for writing this and hopefully this will clear the water :)
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Frizzhead said:
very good idea Momcat hopefully we will get more twilighters for a good old fashioned debate
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nuxi said:
Yay Dearheart! Thanks for representing us well!
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Maybe you DON'T harrass us on OUR TURF, but I've been to your club, and you guys are nasty. ( And I'm sure Edward does not appreciate you guys calling him "gay" for sparkling. ) Edward is naturally sparkle-fied. 'Kay. So put some thought into THAT.
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^Look. She's trying to mend the broken bridge here. Please understand that. She's apologizing if you took the spot the wrong way when she doesn't even need to. If you don't like the spot, pay no attention to the spot. It's that simple. Please grasp the concept that Dearheart is trying the mend something that wasn't her mess to begin with. If you disagree with the spot, fine. But at least accept her apology and her explanation with class. She's being very respectful, a service some twilighters do not provide. Just because she doesn't like twilight doesn't mean she's purposefully provoking twilight fans. I know her enough to say that she is very respectful to all fans: twilight fans, fangirls, haters, etc. If she wasn't respectful, why would she spend time trying to sort these quarrels out? :)
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katiecain said:
Love you MomCat. I really doubt Edward would care, as he's not real. And poking fun doesn't mean being nasty. And can you not see what Dearheart is trying to say? The reason the spot is 'nasty' (I'm gonna assume you think this just because they're anti because I know most members and they are lovely) is because there are hardly any Twilight fans there. Being a Twilight fan myself I know that. So if more Twilighters actually joined and got involved with the debates, it wouldn't seem so anti.
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Can't we all just hold hands and sing "Kumbaya"? <3

LOL.

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya... Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya... Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya...
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Nice.
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