"They are totally still out there, in a big way," Bekah Decker told Refinery29. She and her friend Nikki Pierce ran the site Letters to Twilight
, where for five years they wrote hilarious, fangirly, but not entirely uncritical letters to the movies, actors, books, and fans. When they finally felt the well of news was running dry, they spun off their site into Thats-Normal.com
, which retains a similar fan voice but encompasses broader pop culture subject matter.
"We already brought a lot of the other things that we liked into Letters to Twilight, but we just wanted to expand and talk about more shows, more movies, more books," Pierce said. "We still love Twilight
, obviously, so we left on amicable terms."
It's the same story for other, bigger fansites, such as Twilightish, which is now Fangirlish
, and Twilight Source, whose creator Andrew Sims
went on to found Hypable. On those sites, you can see how much of the passion fans had for Edward and Bella has now shifted to the likes of Outlander
's Claire and Jamie.
Then there are the Twihards who have never changed their focus. They've just moved their conversations to Facebook groups, and, yes, even to real life.