In that post about cringy interests, I mentioned twilight in the tags and I just want to be clear that I’m well aware of how problematic it is. I’ve been aware since I was 16 and was obsessed with it.
And you know what?
Twilight gave me book ideas so I wrote my own romances. I improved upon what I saw as flaws in Twilight.
Thanks to Twilight, I have about ten published books because it inspired me to write about werewolves and vampires.
Thanks to Twilight, I was briefly rich (for being an unemployed teenager) due to book sales.
So, by all means, critique twilight. It deserves it.
But I’ll never regret loving it because it inspired me to write.