Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Twi-Hards, Twilighters Or Something Else? Vote Now And Tell Us! - SendMeRSS

Ashley GreeneWe’ve just taken live our latest “Twilight” interview, this one bringing you some of the first public comments by “Rocket Science” actress Anna Kendrick since she was cast in the ridiculously-highly-anticipated film version of Stephenie Meyers’ bestselling vampire book series. And frankly, if you’re reading this right now, I need your help.

When I ran my recent interview with Rachelle Lefevre, I noticed in the comments below it that a lot of you guys were offended by the term “Twi-Hards.” Some of you insisted that “Twilighters” was the more appropriate term to describe die-hard fans of Edward and Bella, and I’ve since heard a bunch of other names as well.

“Twi-hard?” wrote a reader named Nikki-wa. “Let me go get my brown paper bag.”

“Twi-Hards is a nickname Michael Welch lovingly gave us on his blog,” wrote TotalEclipse, defending the term. “There are some of us who think it’s funny.”

Here’s the deal: I’m really looking forward to “Twilight,” and hope to bring you folks lots of cool news in the months to come. But it’s hard to write about the enormous fanbase of which you are a part, unless we can all decide on one of the half-dozen nicknames I seem to be hearing all the time.

So, maybe it’s time that Twilight Nation picks a name. Vote in the comments below, and whichever nickname gets the most votes, that’s what we here at MTV News will use in all our “Twilight” stories. Twi-Hards? Twilighters? Something else entirely?

And before you vote, here’s a quick thought from “Twilight” star Ashley Greene, who told me yesterday that she’d also be appreciative if the fanbase could unite on one common name. “I saw something on IMDb where some people called themselves ‘The Twilight Originals,’ and I think they are the ones that were fans beforehand. Honestly, I've seen the Twi-Hards, Twilight Originals, the Twilighters and The Twilight Moms.”

“I think they should pick one name,” giggled the actress, who portrays Alice Cullen in the flick. “Everyone should band together, and become one happy ‘Twilight’ fan base.”

Here’s your chance to decide, once and for all. Vote below.

Link - Comments - Larry Carroll - Tue, 11 Mar 2008 08:42:22 GMT - Feed (1 subs)
User comment: By: Terri
My kids call me obsessed, my husband worries about me, I've turned all my girlfriends (who once thought I was nuts) - but Twilighters seems to work. I laughed when I read Twi-hards, I had to explain it to my 12 year old. So I guess, keep it simple - Twilighters is my vote - but forever I am "Bitten".
User comment: By: Shelly
I gotta say....TWILIGHTERS!!
User comment: By: Veronica
User comment: By: Valentine
User comment: By: Kristy
Twi-hards does sound really pornish, and Twilighters makes us sound like we think we're vampires too. How about OTFs? Obsessed Twilight Fanatics. It's easy to say and would look better on t-shirts that "Twi-hards".
User comment: By: Lizzie
TWILIGHTERS. Definitely Twilighters. That's what it's always been, and that's what it should officially be.
User comment: By: Thirlith
User comment: By: RomansGirl
Hmmm, I guess I kinda like Twilighters and Twi-hards. I understand that Twilighters has been around for awhile (although I haven't heard it as much until now). But, I do like the idea that we've inspired one of the cast to nickname us. How fun is that? I guess I'm going with Twi-hards.
User comment: By: Stacey
I'm a die-hard Twi-hard, and proud of it!!! I love the name...thanks Mike! Twilighters sounds like we dabble a bit in Edward and Bella lore. Now way!! Totally obsessed and "Twi-hard"!
User comment: By: Tessa
Personally I like Twilighters only because Twi-hard puts me in an awkward state of mind thinking about Bruce Willis' movie Die Hard... and no offence but i am NO fan of Bruce Willis or his movies. haha so Me and My Twi-Teen friends are gonna havta say twilighters.
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