No thoughts just this👇🏽
Forbidden twilight friendships:
- Emmett, Paul, and Jared are Competitive Himbos together, begin the worlds first supernatural olympics- as a local joke at first but soon other vamps and wolves (they aren’t all dead shut up) hear about it and want in. Garrett is especially invested the impromptu competitions
- Leah and Rosalie are birds of a feather, have a lot of friendly competitions such as ‘who can take out and rebuild the transmission of eddie’s car before he notices’ and 'who can drink the most whiskey’ (vampires can drink okay just give me this) but Rose always looses since vampires get drunk a lot faster (no blood versus super metabolism FIGHT)
- Sue and Esme have girls nights every so often, alice joins in occasionally but she’s a bit Much for these chill moms
- Carlisle and Sam! Get along so dang well. Have almost a mentorship vibe between them, have a lot of long rambling convos about theology and morality. Carlisle and Sam work together to make a shifter-centric medical book
- Seth and Emily get along better than most people would expect considering their history but Seth is one of the only people who still treats Emily like she’s her own person, almost everyone else still sees her as Sam’s Fiance
- Bella, Quil, and Embry are still tight and Quil and Embry are unironic Mike Newton stans. They constantly ask Bella why she’d ever choose Eddie or Jake when Mike was right there
- Billy and Charlie love Alice, she’s like their honorary niece. Alice is sort of like the entire Queer Eye team rolled into one so she loves helping these two out (though they really wish she’d stop trying to get them to wear more silk).
- Harry and Jake are ridiculously close. After Sarah’s passing, Sue and Harry really stepped up to help Billy and became an honorary second set of parents to Jake. Jake tells Harry everything he’s too afraid Billy would get pissed at him for and Harry and Sue help Billy out with the Trials and Tribulations of single parenthood
- Edward and Jake Get Over Themselves (the assassination of jakes character in eclipse??? Wym??) and get to be goofy bros together. Jake is the only one that doesn’t mock Edward for being a Dramatic Brat because he is also sensitive as hell. When the pack calls Jake out for being too soft or when the Cullen’s are making fun of eddie’s emo ass, they go for a run through the woods together and just Emo Vibe together (maybe they listen to a cd of violent music in Eddie boys car)
- Angela and Leah are girlfriends. That’s it that’s the tweet.
emmett has cried exactly one (1) time in his vampire life and it was when alice warned him that vine was shutting down
he’s not gen z so he doesn’t know what the FUCK tik tok is
@vampireguarddogs don’t you dare leave this in the tags
No one should bully anyone on social media or send death threats for that matter People criticized Meyer for years but all work comes with it We love twilight but we just don’t like the problematic themes in it especially the racism Fans should just tell without being mean that it wasn’t ok for her to view natives that especially any POC to fit her narrative especially bastardizing a whole tribe to fit her narrative Maybe her viewpoints can change
Now that that’s out of the way…. I don’t think Smyer is going to change her mind about anything. It’s been 10+ years since she wrote Twilight. Sure, I might be able to buy that someone could, or did, change after ten years. However, Smyer wrote The Host years after Twilight, and that has a lot of the same problematic themes, so we know that the ciriticism after the intial Twilight release didn’t get through to her.
Then the Twilight Rennaisance started in 2018, and more criticisms came out, with much more publicity. And she didn’t comment on it, didn’t make any apologies to the Quileute tribe (let alone any finiancial compensation for stealing their culture and then bastardizing it), nothing.
And then, in 2020, She released Midnight Sun. And not only was there no mention of the (Valid!!) Criticisms of her works in the forward or acknowledgments, but she seemed to double down on the problematic aspects of her work. I’ve seen several posts comment on how the writing style of Midnight Sun feels bitter, resenting that the fandom pressured her into finishing a book she had no intention of finishing, all while criticizing her at the same time. And I agree. I couldn’t even finish Midnight Sun because of it.(also Edward is literally the worst, most boring POV charater I’ve ever encountered, despite being blessed with the super cool gift of mindreading)
Her viewpoint hasn’t changed. It’s not going to change. She has no interest in bettering herself or righting the wrongs she’s done. Honestly? I can’t blame people for memeing on Smyer. I can’t blame people who roast her. I can’t blame people who are agressive in their criticism. So, no. People shouldn’t be sending Smyer death threats. But they are absolutely, 100% valid in criticizing her, meanly, in essays, in memes. Whatever they want.
to the white people in the crowd: please read this. i don’t demand that you reblog this post, but just take a moment to listen, because this post is all about your ability to listen.
if your post about racism has the words “my fellow white people” or other similar phrasings, then that’s a sign that maaaybe you should just sit back and listen to people of color instead.
posts with the phrase “my fellow white people” often have one key element. the word “we”. “we need to do better”, “we need to speak up”, “we need to understand this”. audiences are a lot more likely to listen if the argument comes with the word “we”, since it identifies a common group between the audience and the speaker. the problem here is that this commonality is whiteness. by stating the word “we”, you establish an “us”, which comes with a “them”. and that “them” is people of color.
there’s a sense of alienation i feel every time i see a post speaking about how “fellow white people, we need to not be racist”. in a post like this, i, a person of color, have been effectively been excluded from a discussion about racism. and just like that, people of color become the subject of a dialogue between white people, and nothing more. quite frankly, it should be enough to just listen to people of color when they say it the first time around. every time you make a post about your “fellow whites”, you encourage a white person’s habit of not listening to people of color, of only caring when a white person says it. why should a white person have to listen to a person of color’s nuanced discussion on racial issues, when there’s another white person saying a more simplified version of that topic in a way that’s easier for them to digest? it all comes down to a white person’s unwillingness to empathize with people of color.
as nice as simple might sound, it is your responsibility as a white person to at least try to understand when people of color speak about racism. a surface-level understanding of racism is not going to help you properly confront the racist biases that have been instilled in all of us since childhood. it’ll only give you a cookie cutter view of the world, where everything is as easy as “racism is bad”, and your duty as a white person is as simple as realizing that you have white privilege. it shields you from the reality that racism is a gruesome institution that starts to erode the psyche of people of color the moment we enter this world. it’s a reality that people of color have no option but to experience personally, so the least you could do is try to understand what we have to say about it.
i’m not saying to never call out racism when you see it. but before you start talking about the nature of racism in its entirety, you need to stop, step back, and ask yourself, “is this post necessary, or am i saying something that has already been said by people of color?” and if the latter is true, then try to boost the voices of people of color instead.
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