What I Read:
Edward is my favorite character and I like to read Bella/Edward romance stories. I read to feel the romance and passion between Bella and Edward and to see them work through their issues together. If it's canon, they all shared some part of the blame for what happened in the end. I just want some character development and not by blaming one character for everything that happened.
I 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 have no patience for stories where either one of them cheat on each other or either is just a doormat.
I am a passionate Team Cullen fan and I love how this group fought against their true nature to become a family. I cherish their bond, but I 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 felt Leah was given a raw deal with her fiance imprinting on her cousin and then for her Pack members to blame her for not getting over him already. How could she? Sam is always there. Seth is so pure of heart and I love the friendship he builds with Edward.
I liked Jacob of Twilight and early New Moon. He was clueless about his destiny and felt none of the prejudice his father had for the Cullens. Soon after Jacob became a member of the Pack, I didn't like his change into this aggressive and dismissive person when he couldn't get what he wanted from Bella. I always hoped Jacob would see how much he changed and realize that he was fighting for someone who would never love him how he wanted, yet that never happened.
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. Jasper has become too perfect and too many stories make him everything to Bella, where there is no room for Edward to be special to her. Jasper quickly becomes one of his detractors.
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 this saga are Twilight and New Moon because they established the love story and challenged it with Edward leaving. Any chance of Jacob winning Bella's affection ended when he asked her to stay for him and she left for Volterra to save Edward.
After Bella forgave Edward and had her epiphany, I thought Bella and Edward would have the chance to fix their insecurities and what was wrong in their relationship, even if it meant on a lower level dealing with her friendship with Jacob. Instead, SM created this love triangle and shifted the focus from Bella and Edward's relationship issues to Bella's failed romance with Jacob. She may have wanted Bella to debate the choice of staying human over her desire to become a vampire, but by making Bella fall "in love" with Jacob, she ruined the character of Bella and the all consuming love that Bella was supposed to feel for Edward. It felt like Bella didn't love Edward as much as he loved her and it never felt the same again. Breaking Dawn was just a disaster for all three of them in my humble opinion.
I read fanfiction to recapture Bella and Edward's romance from Twilight and New Moon and to see her focus on their relationship, while setting boundaries for Jacob, since he never really wanted to be just her friend anyway.
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 Have Contributed to the Fandom:
My contribution to this fandom has been to provide feedback and reviews. I see that as the least I could do to repay authors for providing such great stories.
I have also been a beta and pre-reader for a few writers across this fandom, while also helping brainstorm ideas as well. Currently, I am a beta for Elvirina on her original fiction and I pre-read for ForeverRobsessed.
Some Of My Favorite Pulled Twifics:
Abbraciare Il Cantante by bratty-vamp, Embodiment by cullen312, Atlas Shrugged by jeesie chreesie, Tides by lambcullen, Bella and the Billionaire by nashstheory, Through Your Eyes by megsly, The Wingman by ninapolitan, My Mate by princessrachael, Home by sweetishbubble, A Different Kind of Pain by SparklingWand, What You Thought You Knew by hmonster4, With All My Heart by jayeliwood, Under The Full Moon by jayeliwood, My Beautiful Storm by troublefollows1017, Restoration by texbelle, You Get Me Closer to God by americnxidiot, and Wild Horses by miracle1901.