It's not often that you can say your family is made up of hundreds of people from all over the world and from all walks of life. However, if you're a member of the ever-growing, Twilight Fandom, you can.
To others our group sounds hokey, silly, and sometimes fanatical. There are all types that make up a family, right? Some of those stereotypes may be true but the one thing that sets us a part from all others is the love and support we have for each other.
I've never seen so many people jump to the rescue of a stranger. No matter how small or seemingly unimportant the problem may be. Someone stole your fanfic and posted it on their website, claiming to have written it?! Cue the hordes of angry pitch-fork yielding Twitterers who will have that nonsense taken down in a matter of hours. You're stranded on the side of the road and your usual
Even when the hardest of times hit...your home is destroyed in a tornado or some other crazy natural disaster. We will be there for you. We'll send you smutty fics to read on your phone to pass the time while sitting at the Red Cross. You name it. We can do it.
On this day, the worst has happened. We've lost one of our own (Gisela aka @mad4hugh pictured in the red jacket) and to a senseless, random accident. We may not have all known you, Gisela, but we will all miss you. We hope the little gifts we're all gathering will allow your family and other loved ones to concentrate on celebrating you and not worry about expenses and other silly things that in the end, mean nothing.
It's what we can do. So we will do it.
All of your friends.