So... let's see. I used to be a HUGE Twilight fan. Some friends and I used to have competitions about which one of us knew more about the books/movies, I mean there was this girl who was a friend's friend that talked to me just because both of us liked twilight (scary, I know). Even though, let me make this clear, I never thought RPattz was gorgeous or anything. He isn't hideous, all right, but I wasn't obsessed with him, unlike many friends of mine. Anyway, I actually discovered fanfiction as a Twilight fan, and spent too many hours here browsing through different Twilight stories. However, still when I was a Tw. fan I liked more the AU (alternative universe) stories: the ones in which there were no vampires/werewolves, which, if you come to think about, aren't about Twilight at all (I'm sorry if any AU stories writer reads this, but a main part of Twilight is the vampire/human/werewolf triangle, it's like taking magic out of Harry Potter!).
Anyway, after some time, I found all those sites with Twilight critics (but when I had first read the whole Twilight saga I already thought that Bella was stupid for being so depressed after Edward left her because, firstly, it was obvious that it was for "her good", I mean, didn't she hear any of the words he had said to her... I never thought he wasn't going to come at all; and secondly, the main reason... sweety, if a guy leaves you, you can be that sad for a week top, but then you just can't give him that satisfaction, that power over you! I also hated the end, I was like "come on! All that preparation for a big fight and all we get is a "Ok, you were right, we were wrong, we'll leave you in peace"?? That's not possible!!!). Still, those websites helped me a lot to finally open my eyes and see the truth: Twilight sucked. Bella depended way too much of Edward, who was way too much of a gentleman, but in creepy ways (like, "Hey Jacob, look, my wife wants to have a baby, but the one I made her... I don't think it's going to be a good one, I'm a vampire you see... but hey! You're a werewolf, but still a human, so... why don't you impregnate her, so she can have the child she wants and deserves? Because all I want for her is to be happy, I don't care if it takes her having sex with another guy whose guts I hated for the past book and a half, I'm that of a gentleman), Jacob was an annoying best friend, but that wasn't bad, it was normal until... oh yeah he fell in love (no! sorry! my bad, imprinted, not fell in love) with a baby, who also was her best friend slash girl he thought was the one for him and the guy he hated because he had the best friend slash girl he thought was the one for him & was a vampire, his rival specie (I mean, besides that he imprinted on a girl whose mother he had kissed! Just imagine asking your boyfriend if he had ever been in love -a boyfriend who looks just a few years older than you- and his response being "oh yeah, there was a time when I thought your mother and I were meant to be, I also tried to get her to pick me instead of your father, and I kissed her. Twice. The first time she punched me but the second one... it was an amazing kiss, she kissed me back as if there was no tomorrow, because she also loved me. And I thought I was going to die without her, until I met you, her daughter". So.Not.Weird). And a bunch of other characters I don't feel like describing, but I think that at this point you've already realized that I.Don't.Like.Twilight.Anymore. Still, I sometimes read Twilight fanfiction, the AU ones, since the only similarities they have are mostly Bella being a klutz (hey! Since I'm not from an English speaking country, can anyone tell me if there is another word for klutz, because I'm kinda tired of reading it over and over again) and Alice being a shopaholic/best friend. But besides that, there are mostly stories about a girl named Bella and a guy named Edward, nothing more and nothing else.
Now, I've finally opened my eyes. And discovered Tumblr . My new obsession! And there are so many Harry Potter fans over there! Let me tell you something else, I've always loved Harry Potter, and even on my Twilight Love stages I knew that Harry was way better that Twilight.
My love for Harry started not with the first movie, but with the first book I read, when I was 8/9 I think. Since I had already seen the first movie, and my cousin had Chamber of Secrets, I bought Prisioner of Azkaban (because I wanted to start reading something but didn't know which book to pick. I remember clearly entering to the bookstore, and asking for "Goblet of Fire" , since it was the only name I knew. Luckily the guy who worked there asked me if I had read any of the other books and after my explanation sold me PoA . I finished it in 4 days. Then I borrowed book 2 from my cousin, and when I finished it proudly went to the bookstore and got GoF. I finished it on 3 days and then came the first time I had to wait for the fifth book (meanwhile, I got and read in a day the first one ). It came out a year and a half later I think, and I just found out because I read about it a week before on the newspaper -and my mom hide the part of it where it was mentioned so I would go crazy thinking that it hadn't come! (I didn't know about it beforehand because a) I was 10 years old b) I didn't have a computer, not even an e-mail account and c) I was on holiday, without TV). Still, when I came back home my cousin gave it to me as a gift (she also gave me for one of my birthdays "The lord of the Rings" because she thought I had to read it, even though I had always said I wasn't going to like it. I don't know why, cause it's also amazing) and I couldn't put it down (my mom had to send me to bed, because it was too late and I she wouldn't let me read anymore. And then my copy wasn't a good one because all the ones that weren't hardcover (like mine) weren't good so my mother went to the bookshop to exchange it for a good one, and I had to spend HOURS, HOURS AWAKE without being able to read Harry Potter, when I had a copy! (and my mom came back telling me first that there were no copies left, enjoyed watching my heart-broken expression, and then decided to tell me it was a lie and give me my copy.
Then I had to wait for both books 6 & 7, but there's nothing remarkable about them. And I don't know when my HP love started but... it's here now, and I have to express it online, on my Tumblr, Twitter or by reading fanfictions, because none of my friends understand it. I mean, I had a Hogwarts picture as my cell phone wallpaper, and my friends were all like "WHY do you have a HP wallpaper?" (and I proudly answered "YES, do you have any problems with it? ).
So that's me. I'm writing this because, even though I don't plan on writing stories, I think that maybe someone decides to check my profile because I liked/followed their stories, and I wouldn't like for them to come across an empty profile.
Besides Harry Potter and TLotR I also like the Princess Diaries collection, the Inheritance Cycle, His darks materials series, the Millenium thrilogy (?, most of Nicholas Sparks books, Artemis Fowl, Sherlock Holmes, Narnia Chronicles, Ella Enchanted, Thanks for the Memories, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, etc, etc.
Favourite TV Series: Glee, Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, The Big Bang Theory, Friends...
And that's all. Feel free to send me any messages and (if fanfiction somehow let's me know) I'll be more than happy to reply :)
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