Twifans.com has not really covered the "I'm so over it" statement from Stephenie Meyer. Main reason was we had hopes that Stephenie Meyer would say it was a misquote - which is something she has done in the past on her own website. Except according to the apology on her own website she wasn't misquoted, the words were said, but not conveyed the way Stephenie would have wanted. For me it doesn’t matter how many words you wrap around the sword it still cuts when swung.
Like so many in the Fandom we have been going through the range of emotions that come with being shunned by your Queen. While Stephenie Meyer says it was not meant to send Twifans reeling into Middle Earth the fans surely have been very vocal about her words. Just reading through the hundreds of comments from Stephenie Meyer’s die hard fans you can see a range of emotion that ranged from denial, rage, heartbreak and disbelief.
We understand your pain. We have driven thousands of miles, bought countless tickets, stood in line for days to support her works. We have seen fans travel from the other side of the World to support the movies, only to be turned away by security guards. The fans have made a tremendous sacrifice supporting Stephenie Meyer, the fans feel as if they are the “it” in the “over it” statement.
Here are some of the fans comments
Brandy Medford Grimes said, "I find it incredibly tacky of her to speak that way about Twilight seeing as though it has brought her where she is today. I think the way her and kristen both almost make fun of it in a way, brings the entire franchise and the fans a even more bad name. We, as Twihard, have a hard enough time defending our passion for this series without its creator making it seem like she is ashamed of it too."
Jason Genet wrote, “You would never hear Ronald McDonald say he was over McDonalds, even if he was opening up his new burger drive through. When you make it you should look back on your accomplishments with fond memories. Especially when standing on the back of your success. You want to be respected as a Producer? Produce a couple prolific films and we will ask you questions about those (see Martin Scorsese), Want us to rave about the Host and not mention Twilight? Stop asking Twilight fans to support you! The problem with that SM is that we are all you have cheering you on. There are no passionate Host fans that I have meet. When the world knows you because of what you accomplished don't expect them to ignore where you came from. Also why is it SM LOVED Twilight while the earnings were on the upswing she was all about Twilight (have a dress she sold to prove it) and now the sales are slowing she is OVER IT.George Lucas is a name we know because of Star Wars. He made other movies but was only given those chances because of Star Wars. The only reason SM is doing Jane Austen World is because when Twilight was at its height of popularity SM told everyone how much she loved Jane Austen. No one cares about SM without Twilight. Signed a husband who lost his wife for several years to these books she is over.”
Variety commenter igw22 writes,"Ms. Meyer: I will always be grateful for the Twilight books because it allowed me to make friendships that will last a lifetime. It also introduced me to Rob and Kristen and I will be a fan of their projects for as long as they choose to act. Perhaps you’re so secure in your wealth and fame that you don’t care how you sound to the people that took you to that magical position in life but I think it’s sad you want to be arrogant and condescending instead of appreciative and professional.
I promise you that I will never support another one of your projects since it’s gives you such pain and unhappiness once it is complete!"
This comment above really hit home for us here at Twifans. We have written articles where it appeared Stephenie was over Twilight. In this story she blames Twilight for The Host’s bad box office figures. Also in this Story here she says The Host has done nothing wrong [like Twilight]. Even in this recent ‘Austenland’ interview she says there no shame in liking Jane Austen in comparison to Twilight.
If Twilight never happened the way it did and Stephenie Meyer was a producer and her first job was 'The Host,' Variety might not have even sat down with her for this now infamous interview. Producers don't promote movies, authors, directors, and cast members do. So why was Mrs. Meyer front and center at 'The Host' promotions and 'Austenland' press? For her 'Twilight' reach, that's why. She helped create a global phenomenon and she cannot expect people to just ignore that aspect of her career. George Lucas still gets asked about ‘Star Wars’ decades later; it’s what he is famous for.
Another author, Jessica Burkhart, who coincidently is a Twilight fan decided to breakdown her feelings about the interview line by line. It’s a great read. It helped me wrap my head around it from another perspective.
One thing we have heard the fans say is they don’t care what she says they will forever support Stephenie Meyer. The thing is are those fans really just saying, it is okay to be over us, we appreciate Twilight so much we will blindly support you even if you are over us?
We are curious to know your thoughts and feelings on the subject and Stephenie Meyers apology.
Is this apology a PR response or genuine?
Is it okay to be a fan or someone’s work and not so much a fan of it’s creator?
Are you still SM’s biggest fan?
Are you going to support her other projects?
Are you over this “I am so over it” article?
Do you accept Stephenie’s apology?