It probably won't come as a surprise to anyone (and I think I've discussed it here before) that I love love LOVE getting people I know into Twilight. I am a TwiPusher and damn proud of it! Granted, part of my motivation for spreading my addiction is a tad selfish. After all, if the majority of people I know love Twilight and obsess about it the way I do, then I'm normal. Right? Right?!
Still, I guess I kind of forget sometimes that not every single person I know has read the series. Last night, Mr. Snarky's band was playing and I got a text from a friend I hadn't seen in a little while but who would be in attendance. Apparently, she had just gotten around to picking up the first book, and she'd essentially had the same reaction that we all had -
I just have to tell you that I started Twilight last night and I'm already on pg 334! Can't wait to see you tonight - bring Edward! xoSWEET! I did bring Edward - he goes everywhere with me - and we hung out. Then I gave my newly-converted friend some Twitarded buttons so that she can go forth and spread the word...
Another friend of ours was playing the same gig with her band last night, and she had recently come across the blog, too (with a little help from Mr. Snarky). Honestly, I am a little sheepish at times when it comes to whom I share my obsession with in real life, mostly because I think some people might think I am totally nuts. Which I probably am... Ummm, make that "more nuts than they probably already think I am." She (and her s/o) gave me props on the blog, and I was absolutely flabbergasted. And really, really thrilled. We talked briefly and I found out that she has seen the movie but not read the book. And I felt a twinge. You know the one: it's the "I can covert this person!" promise of another potentially like-minded person on the verge. And I want to make sure that the Twilight takes, so to speak. Someone who has seen the movie and wasn't totally turned off to the whole thing has potential to become a full-fledged Twitard, imho. Sure, sure, she has infant twins and thinks she doesn't have time to read Twilight. I'm a realist and would have let it go at that, but then I read her blog and found out that she is playing FarmVille. Fuck it - if you have time for FarmVille, you have time for Twilight. I plan on leaving a shiny new copy of Twilight on her doorstep in the very near future. Nothing wrong with a little healthy competition, right?
Being a Twitard is like being a member of one of those religious groups where you are compelled to go out and convert the unholy masses. And despite the fact that in the last year it would have been hard to avoid Twilight, there are still people out there who are in need of a friendly little push to get them on board. And I still love being the one to get them there! I feel like I have a renewed zeal for bringing people to the Twi-Side. I realize that at this point, most people who haven't already given the saga a try are actively avoiding it, but who doesn't like a challenge? I say "bring it!"
What about you? Have you given up? Are you still converting people? A select few?? Tell us about it in the comments!