Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April Is For #Vampires: Twilight

Okay, so we all knew it would have to be discussed at some point. Twilight is by far the biggest vampire franchise in the last decade, and I do respect that. I'm certainly not meaning this as a slam to Stephenie Meyer or any Twilight fans. I'll be honest, I'm not a fan. In all fairness, I did read all four of the Twilight novels. I just really hated Bella. I thought she was annoying and whiny. But I did enjoy the other characters enough to continue reading. I wanted to see what happened to the rest of them. So for that, I give Meyer credit for keeping me engaged despite the fact that I wanted her protagonist to die a slow, painful death.

I'm sure many will disagree with me regarding the movies as well, they were, in a word, awful. I honestly felt bad for true Twilight fans because I didn't feel the dedication was there from the producers money-wise. You deserved much better. I know I would have been devastated if the Harry Potter films were garbage. I sat through the first one, and had to turn off the second. But I did give it a try. And I am glad Twilight became a big deal, because without the Twilight craze, I probably wouldn't have my favorite TV show, Vampire Diaries. So thanks, Twihards!





4 comments:

  1. I love to write to the Twilight and Eclipse soundtracks. That would have to be my favorite part of the Twilight craze.

    To give props to Stephenie - if I hadn't read the Twilight series I wouldn't have known about The Host, which I really, really, really, really loved. :D

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  2. I love Twilight! I know, I should be caned or stoned or something, right? But I can't help it...this book is what forced me to stop daydreaming about writing and actually do it. And now I'm going to be published, so I have a soft spot for this one! (And the Eclipse movie was the best thus far, just in case you thought about revisiting them!)

    And I agree with Megg...writing to the soundtracks (and to Stephenie's playlists) is awesome!

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  3. oh good point about The Host, Megg. That book has its own place on my shelf. loved it! And yes, the soundtracks were awesome, though I liked the first one better than the second. And my fav show is also the Vamp Diaries! I heart Damon. He is yummy! I did like Twilight (I'll admit) but the point is, I agree that its because of the Twilight franchise that YA paranormal is so huge in alot of ways. It turned ALOT of readers on to this genre, so I am really glad its out there.

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  4. I already have read all four books of the Twilight sequel and though I'm glued on the book, excited what would happen to the Bella-Edward-Jacob triangle and of course, the ending, I was kind of frustrated at the end. It didn't turn out good the way I expected it. ah well, the movie did not give much credit to the books.

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