When it comes to fandom, there's a thin line between earnest passion and pure, unadulterated insanity. And, I think we can all agree on which side an adult woman purchasing a Twilight-themed sex toy falls into. Turns out, that's just one of many reasons why the self-proclaimed Twihards tend to fall into the bats**t crazy (pun intended) category of fans. From getting pics of their fave vamps permanently tattooed on all sorts of body parts to actually assaulting anti-Twilight haters, these are the 10 things that prove Twilight fans are definitely the nuttiest fans of all. Just don't tell them we said that...
If you're new to the Twilight Saga, this collection of "Breaking Dawn" movie quotes is a good primer to the ongoing drama of Edward and Bella (and Jacob... and that girl from "Man on Fire.")Who are the craziest Twlight fans? For better or worse, or even for the funny, we have the top 10 compiled right here for you to be in awe of or to laugh at.
Twilight Fans Almost Killed Some Non-Fans
In the world of Twilight, it's Vampires vs. Werewolves.
Here in the real world (yes, we actually DO live in a world that's REAL), there are the Twihards (die-hard Twilight fans) and Antis (people who hate or are "anti" Twilight). Though most people are either neutral or "Anti", the die-hard Twi-hards have done their best to ensure that people know that if they don't like Twilight, they will have to PAY.
Here are 3 Example Anecdotes From People Who Were Actually Assaulted For Being Anti-Twilight ( via io9 ):
"ANTIS" GET SHOT WITH A FLARE GUN
"Not with a gun but with a signaling rocket, today or yesterday actually (time zones) me and 3 friends (1 female 2 males) were talking about how much Twilight sucks ass and were bashing it. We were down by the fishing docks on the north strip of the island watching the fishermen unload their catch when apparently a twi-hard overheard us behind some shipping basins (for stowing fish).
She apparently just got off her fathers boat, and had a whole bunch of equipment. Including a red Orion single shot/use hand-held rocket flare (you know those tubes that you are suppose to hit the bottom and the rocket flies out? anyways she overheard us talking and pulled out this flare, from her basket of stuff.
The last thing I herd was the cap flying off the front. With a loud psshhh sound my friend yelped and dropped to the ground. The flre bounced off him and flew to the ground. We kicked the flare away, just then the parachute popped out and a bright red light nerly blinded all of us. Four fishermen ran over to help, one saw everything and restrained the twi-hard (who was kicking and screaming). My friends left arm was sizzling where the rocket moter had burned him (thankfully not the para-flare or it would have been much worse). One of the fishermen shoved all of us in his pickup truck and drove us to the local hospital where my friend is still unable to completely use his left arm. The girl is being held on $50,000 bail for attempted murder with a deadly weapon. We plan to go to court in a week with all of us as witnesses."
TWIHARDS JUMP A STUDENT :
"Our school journalism team makes a monthly magazine with various topics. The newest issue came out today and featured two opposing views of Breaking Dawn. Curious, I read them over. The Breaking Dawn supporter rambled on about how the series' ending left her breathless...The writer [of the anti Breaking Dawn side] called Breaking Dawn a literary piece of trash.
Then the fantards came, they were fairly pissed after reading the anti article. On my way out of last period, there was a big crowd around the lunch room. I'm sure you can guess what happened....Three twitards were beating the hell out of the anti article writer. While calling her a bitch, one actually screamed 'HOW DARE YOU INSULT STEPHENIE'S WRITING!'..."
Anyway, Justice has been served, to some extent. After I left school on Friday, the three girls were taken to a juvenile facility, and are currently serving suspension, though I'm not sure how long it is. The girl who wrote the article said she was doing fine, she had to get a few stitches above her eyebrow and her lip was split..."
ATTEMPTED THROAT SLITTING :
"OK, I don't hate Twilight. But I'm not in love with it either. Heres what happened. At lunch today every single girl at the table is talking about Twilight. I try to tell them about the crazed fan girl attacks that have been going on lately (which is making me dislike the series more and more).
One of the girls actually tried to talk some sense into ME! She tried to explain that the Fan girls were just angry. And I said, "If people who don't like Twilight, get on obsessed fan girls nerves that much Twilight should be destroyed!" Some of the girls at my table understood. Some got really pissed. One of the girls marched off steaming. I thought I had made my point. But of course in Algebra I went to go sharpen my pencil, and that girl who marched off was in my class. she came up behind me and tried to slit my throat with a shank!
She screamed "How dare you say Twilight should be destroyed!" Now, I had to do something. So I took my pencil out of the sharpener and stabbed her in the side (thank god i had already sharpened my pencil or she wouldn't have felt the stab). She lost concentration for a second or two, so she could look at the pencil sticking out of her.Without such a strong grasp, i was able to break free. By now students were restraining her as she kicked and screamed. She was expelled, but I got after school detention for defending myself (our principal is a ass)! If you were about to die, Would you fight back? So I'm talking over the detention with my idiot principal, back to the matter at hand, Has the world gone mad? Its a book! Nobody should obsess like that. I mean god! She tried to kill me! Because I said that the fan girls are really hurting people? That just proves my point."
Panties - Both On AND Off
Twilight is all about lust and that emotional turmoil we felt when we were teens. TEENS, people... or so we thought.
In a 2009 interview with Jay Leno, Taylor Lautner, the bronzy man-boy who plays werewolf Jacob in the Twilight series, claims that a 40-year-old woman tried taking off her Team Jacob panties for him to sign.
For those not interested in showing their wahoo to the world, you can be a little bit more discreet with your Twilight fantasies with the Robward Panties. Created by one naughty fan who goes by the name of "Red Bella", these panties have desire and enticement sewn all over their cotton body. The front has an image of Rob/Edward and his glaring eyes.
Homelessness - Twilight Fans Line-Up DAYS Before Premiere
Look out Star Wars fans, Twi-hards are the new "Comic Book Guy" of passionate, rabid, crazy fans. Twilight fans started lining up DAYS before the premiere of the newest film "Eclipse".
Click the image to the left for more ACTUAL pictures of Twi-hards camping out for this release
After being cleared by security, they lined up in pajamas just to catch a glimpse of the stars of the movies.Unlike Star Wars fans, though, they don't even get to see the film. They're sitting there to try and attack poor Robert Pattinson again, or to cull autographs from the likes of his co-stars, forcing their parents along with them to suffer through the cold, dead sting of the night air... of course, cold and dead is how they like it, so maybe that's not a problem for them.