Anti-Twilighters (or Anti for short) are people (or entities) who are aganst Twilight. Antis are known to take refuge at TwilightSucks.com, as well as other Anti-Twilight related sites. Their feelings about Twilight can range from slight distaste to rabid hatred. To people who just don't read Stephanie Meyer it seems odd that anyone would put that much effort into being an "anti-fan."
The Antis started appearing from disappointed fans, and those who found out the true purpose of Twilight. They started appearing as soon as the books came out. From a small population of around an estimated 10,000 globally at the start of the series, their numbers swelled into the millions as time went on.
From Hot Topic's excessive merchandising of the Twilight series, along with the growing numbers of Twazis, Twitards, Rabid Twihards, Cullenists, Twats, Twimoms and Twifags, the disgruntled Antis started demonstrating their dislike of the series. Starting in schools in the Western world, the "Anti-Meyer Revolution", as it is called, had spread to all corners of the world. In Southeast Asia, it has even escalated in the streets, with the most notable "fanwars" taking place in the Philippines. From simple self-defense by the antis, to full-blown battles, the Antis are fighting the Twitards on all fronts. Recently, they have received support from Twilighters and Twilight Fans, supporting them in ways such as espionage. Some have even burned the books. Others plan to pwn the Breaking Dawn midnight showings... and you should too!
Types of AntisEdit
These are the kinds of antis that you will probally meet someday whether in real-life or online. These may or may not mix with other forms. For example, Clara (who I just made up on the spot) falls under the catergories of Ms. Peanut Gallery, Lulz Warrior, and team player. Then let's take Joe (who I also just made up on the spot) who is a Chargrined God and nothing else.
(All credit goes to user Blonde Guardian of the Twilight Sucks Forum.)
The Outsider: "What's the big deal, anyway?" The lightest sort of anti. Probably hasn't even read Twilight, but are just wondering how the hell it got so popular. These are the antis that fangirls try to convert, and they do so with gusto, before realizing that the conversion attempts are probably what made the Outsider go anti in the first place. They should be befriended and taught gently in the anti ways. Then they will become even harder for fangirls to convert. Although they should read the books or watch the movies first before bashing them.
Mr(s). Peanut Gallery: "Sparkly vampires ARE GAY!" Mr. Peanut Gallery probably hasn't read the books either, but that doesn't stop him/her from making fun of them. Another one of the light antis, who's only chosen such a path just to be subversive. Makes fun of Edward Cullen a lot, as well as his fangirls. But don't expect Mr. Peanut Gallery to read the books, or come up with anything that's actually observant. This is usually the first person that comes to mind when a Twilight fan thinks of an anti.
The Prehistoric: "I thought it'd never catch on!" The Prehistoric Anti read Twilight way back when before the whole craze started due to the movie, before Facebook was flooded with Cullen-related Pieces of Flair. They realized that Twilight was immature and mediocre at best upon first reading it, and might not have even made it through the whole book. They probably forgot about it, too, until it became popular. That's when they changed their mild disappointment to utter contempt.
Classic Anti: "The writing is juvenile, the characters undeveloped, and its 'logic' makes no sense whatsoever!" Praise the Classic Anti; they actually paid attention in English class! Dislikes Twilight because he/she refuses to accept it as 'literature.' Knows a thing or two about writing, and is probably in the process of writing something of his/her own. Is glad to recommend vampire books that are actually good. One of the most common varieties of anti.
Modern Crusader: "Why are such horrible values being taught to young girls?" Your average Modern Crusader may or may not overlap with any of the other types. They dislike Twilight because it promotes abuse, is anti-feminist, glorifies suicide, and pretty much everything else you may have heard in a typical Anti rant. One of the more vocal antis, and quick to come up with a rant of their own to educate people about just how unhealthy Twilight is.
Converted Fan: "I can't believe I used to like this garbage." The Converted Fan is obviously a former fan of Twilight. They most likely converted after the disaster that was Breaking Dawn caused disillusion in them, making them examine the entire series under greater scrutiny. If not Breaking Dawn, then the movie did it for them. If not the movie, then the toxic fangirls the movie spawned did it. Or maybe they were converted by a particularly charismatic anti. Or they simply outgrew the series. This type makes up quite a population of Antis.
Lulz Warrior: "More like Breaking CANON, amirite?" The Lulz Warrior is actually glad that Twilight is as popular as it is. After all, how much fun would it be to troll fans of something obscure? They've read the books, and were laughing all the way through them, possibly making their own edits. These guys find their home on the internet, posting parodies and confabulating with their fellow Lulz Warriors before running off to seek their next target. Are often veterans of the internet, and are great to take down rabid fangirls with.
Rabid Anti/Hater: "Twilight fans are so dumb! I can't believe they're allowed to live!" and "STEPHANIE MEYER IS A BIG FAT BITCH!" You read a Rabid Anti's posts, and wonder "Where have I heard this before?" Why, you've heard the exact same words from the mouths of fans, only this time it's flipped to be against Twilight. These hypocrites have no idea what we're fighting for, and are ultimately dangerous to the cause. They claim to hate SMeyer and yet, are just as illogical as she is and tends to take their hate too far and thus, giving other antis a bad name. Dispose of them. Many members of this wiki are much more this than they would like to admit.
Chagrined Gods: No quote avaliable. Lawl. The "big names" of antis. Other antis flock around the Chagrined Gods for guidance and such. They sometimes start up whole anti projects, such as mass infiltrations of Twilight forums. Their rants and videos have drawn much infamy on the internet, and are often used in order to convert Twilight fans into antis.
Team Player: "Why read Twilight when you could read <insert favorite book here>?" These people dislike Twilight because of the Twihards going against their fandom. Harry Potter fans usually end up as Team Players, but fans of Stephen King, Bram Stoker and various vampire books usually fall into this category as well. This group is purely reactionary, but it doesn't mean that they aren't valuable.
Failtrolls: "FORKS ISN'T THE RAINIEST PLACE ON EARTH, I ACTUALLY LIVE THERE" or "THERE'S A TWILIGHT CULT" (<--- Actually, there WAS one. It's not as active now though...) to get attention from antis. They usually troll in the former Fangirl Encounters, which caused the forums to have some sort of BS officers (now mini-mods). They are the reason why they don't take Fangirl Encounters on TwilightSucks.com anymore. Most of their "encounters" are shifted to the Graveyard.