You are very lucky if you have someone to whom you can tell about your bad behaviours without them thinking that you are a bad person, but because they know that what is inside you is purer and more beautiful.
you realize twilight is like, objectively bad right?
You realize Twilight is arguably the most important piece of art in my entire life right?
Twilight is everything to me. It was the only thing that got me through my father’s brushes with death, alcoholism, my parents divorce, everything. I used to sit behind the tv, crying, and obsessively rereading the first book because that universe was the only place I felt safe.
Twilight was my entire identity. I had no friends, and very little concept of a future. The only thing that kept me from making some very dark decisions was Twilight. Whenever I would reach for something that would hurt me, i would grab my books instead.
I learned about love, as a concept, through Twilight. I learned how to deal with loss. I learned about family and trust and forgiveness and self esteem. Twilight was my second parent, when my mother was running herself ragged trying to keep the family afloat.
Twilight forcibly pulled me back from toxic friendships and dangerous drug fueled paths in Ohio, keeping me home and writing instead of most likely overdosing like several of my childhood friends. Twilight taught me both how to write, and how to read. Through the fanfiction community of Twilight I found my entire identity as an artist for the first time, and I made some of my first real peers in that community.
I’ve memorized thousands of quotes from the series. At one point I could quote the entire meadow chapter, word for word, at the drop of a hat. Twilight was my coping mechanism, my self medication, and my anchor to reality.
I met my best friend, and platonic soul mate through Twilight - @nikave. I created a career for myself by studying the life of my favorite actor from the films, Jackson Rathbone, and finding Interlochen. I only even /applied/ to Interlochen because he went there, and that entire institution changed my life.
Twilight may not be “high art” to you, but it is far from objectively bad. Twilight is the most important piece of art in my life. There are other pieces of art that changed the course of my life (Wicked, Taylor Swift, Les Mis, etc) but I can confidently say that without Twilight, I likely wouldn’t have lived past 15.
But you were painfully pulled out of your chaotic thoughts when the door to your bedroom suddenly opened. You turned your gaze with squinted eyes, watching as Hyeim stuck her head in through the doorframe, same old uninterested expression on her face.
“Rise and shine,” She greeted with a dull tone. You wondered if it was an attempt at humor, but only closed your eyes in response, trying not to act rude to her for no reason. After all, it wasn’t her fault that you had gotten yourself into this horrible mess. Nor that you were crippled in a nauseating hangover. You knew that she must have had a good reason for talking to you, and only waited impatiently for her to voice it. “There’s someone looking for you at the door. A Jeon Jungkook.”