Why I read Twilight fanfiction:
I read mostly Twilight fanfiction, though I have read Harry Potter and One Tree Hill fanfics before.
My favorite books from the saga are Twilight and New Moon because they established the love story and challenged it. I always thought the third book should have let them fix their insecurities and what was wrong in their relationship. Instead, SM focused on the love triangle that seemed resolved when Bella left for Volterra. From Eclipse on, Edward just took a back seat to the author's fascination with Jacob.
Now, I liked Jake in Twilight and early New Moon, but after he became a member of the Pack, he changed.I don't like how he gets most of his life decided for him - being a shapeshifter, being Alpha, and then the imprint, but he chose to this aggressive and dismissive person when he couldn't get what he wanted from Bella. His own heritage imprisoned him in a world that no one gave him a choice in.
Bella changed too. She was the one in the relationship, but she prioritized Jacob's feelings over her boyfriend and never established boundaries when her friend expressed his feelings for her. By the end of the Eclipse, I no longer felt the love she had for Edward.
I read fanfiction to recapture Bella and Edward's romance from Twilight and New Moon and see them work on their relationship. I also like the really creative romantic stories and dramas that authors spin with these characters whether as humans or in a supernatural world.
What I Read:
I prefer Bella/Edward romance stories. I like flawed Edward and want to feel the passion between Bella and him, but not feel like he is the only one blamed for everything and Bella is left looking like she does nothing wrong. I also don't mind them with other people in the beginning, but I want them to end up together and feel like that's where they belong.
I am a passionate Team Cullen fan and love how this group of totally diverse people fought against their true nature to become a family. I cherish their familial bond, but don't like when they conspire to change Edward's values and beliefs or side with Bella over him.
My favorite Quileutes are Leah and Seth Clearwater, but I do like Jacob before he was changed into a wolf.
I enjoy reading canon and non-canon stories with the other characters, just not pairing any of them with Bella or Edward.
I am not a Jasper/Bella fan, either as best friends, confidants or lovers. Too many stories make Jasper everything to Bella, where there is no room for Edward to be special to her and Jasper quickly becomes one of his detractors.
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