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Twilight... and why i hate it
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Posted 8/25/08 , edited 12/17/08
Ok, Twilight saga.
Written by Meyer. It's a saga that terrorized the literature world, and made bookworms with sense 's eyes cry tears of blood.
Why?
You people are all like its a great book, the romance is sweet [sickenly sweet i say], Edward is hot, and it feeds fans what they want.
To me, its a giant fanfic-ish book of poor quality.
I read the saga. I admit, for the first month or so after reading it was like you guys. "Wow! Twilight is such a great book! Read it!"
Psh. I finally realized it. Its a horrifying book of epic proportions.
Open your mind and face the truth! Below is an article written by Kellen Rice, a 19 year old literature student. I so agree with you, Rice. Here's a link to the site : http://psa.blastmagazine.com/2008/08/16/twilight-sucks-and-not-in-a-good-way/
Abridged Version to save your eyeballs:
Twilight is the story of the so-called “average” new girl Bella Swan (Ha, ha, get it? Beautiful Swan?), who finds herself as the object of not one, not two, but a total of five boys’ romantic designs (because she’s so “plain”, see?).
Bella plays the pitiful damsel in distress a few times and after 200 pages of thinly written suspense, we learn that Edward is in fact a vampire. Never fear, though, because Bella’s “Adonis-like” admirer is no Nosferatu. Instead, he and his vampire family are so-called “vegetarian” vampires, feeding off of animals instead of humans and inexplicably attending high school.
Okay, you’re saying. It’s a little cheesy. But why is that so bad?
First and foremost, the books present a female heroine who can hardly take a step without needing some boy to rescue her.
In New Moon, Bella enters a self-described “zombie” state when Edward leaves her. In fact, the author oh-so-cleverly inserts blank pages with the months’ names as a poorly conceived plot device for showing the depths of her heroine’s pain and also to avoid having to write the “hard stuff.”
What does this say to readers, bearing in mind that the target audience is the tragically impressionable 12-17 year old girls? That they should fall apart at the seams for months if their boyfriend leaves them?
The sole bright spot of New Moon is the lovable Jacob Black, a member of the nearby La Push reservation and newly-turned werewolf. It is in Bella’s scenes with Jacob that readers see a glimpse of actual personality, and the burgeoning romance is certainly much more true to real-life teen romances than the lofty ideals of the star cross’d lovers Edward and Bella. But add another half-forgotten plot into the mix and Edward and Bella are reunited, with Jacob left by the wayside like a kicked puppy. Pun intended.
Eclipse. It is in this tome that Edward and Bella’s relationship takes a decidedly worse turn. she writes off Edward’s atrocious behavior with the terrifying “he’s just a little overprotective” and “he does it because he loves me”.
Jacob, in fact, gets a bizarre personality transplant (lycanthropic dissociative identity disorder, maybe?) and turns into a real asshole in this book.halfway through Jacob’s forced kiss (sexual assault, mind you) Bella actually decides that she’s in love with him. What is this??
In Breaking Dawn, Meyer gives us an honestly bewildering and at times horrifying close to the series. In brief, Bella and Edward get horizontal at long last (but only after they’re married, of course-we can’t have the naughty temptress taking away Edward’s 107 year-old virginity) and Bella somehow gets pregnant. I’ll spare you the details of the rest of this horror show. Trust me, the birthing scene is something I desperately wish I could un-see.
Thankfully, the ‘Twilight’ series is over. Not as great is the fact that millions of girls are reading this sexist tripe without a care in the world, obsessing over the “perfect” Edward Cullen and the “hot” Jacob Black, pretending to be Bella Swan and ignoring the unhealthiness of the relationship just as successfully as the character does.

that is pretty condensed, read the real article for better stuff

in an interview... they asked Meyer "Did you do any research on vampires before writing the book?"
Meyer : "No, I just made up my own vampries. I didn't want to know what rules I were breaking."
FOR GOD SAKES! YOU MUST DO AT LEAST SOOOOMMMEEE RESEARCH BEFORE YOU GO AHEAD AND WRITE A BOOK! AS FOR RULES, WHAT RULES?!? ITS FREAKIN' MADE UP CREATURES! BUT AT LEAST DO BACKGROUND RESEARCH!!!!

Bella? She has no personality. She's just a hollow placeholder for girls to project their personalities into.

well, that's nuff for me ranting about how much i have this *dislike* toward twilight. >D join the twilight-is-overrated side and save our goddamn dying culture. the future is screwed D:
btw [if you read up to here] : If I invoked anger to you people who read Twilight just to enjoy a sweet romantic love story between two people, well, it's okay if its just to be entertained. Its great you've been uh... happitized and all, just please spare me from the comments about how its great in the literary way.

Posted 8/25/08 , edited 8/25/08
so are we suppose to agree with you? cuz the title just says ".....and why i hate it" what are we suppose to discuss?
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it was so long that i thought the first word in that post never got me
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Posted 8/25/08
I don't want to read your post, but yeah I hate it too.
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Posted 8/25/08
TL;DR
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I hate it when peope say tl;dr, but this was definately tl;dr. so you don't like some book some dude wrote? what are we sopposed to discuss about that? are we supposed to agree with you? are we supposed to prove you wrong? what was I supposed to be saying with this post rather than what I'm saying now? seriously...
Posted 8/25/08
No vampire books will ever top Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D novels.
Posted 8/25/08
Another yet ignorant thread.
A good and expressive thread would've been a short paragraph that sums up the reason why you hate it, instead, you wrote so much I wouldn't dare read it.
I hate it too but this thread was really useless because you're trying to persuade ALL people that read this that Twilight is bad.... And if we disagree? You will probably reply back reasoning why they SHOULD hate it.


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Posted 8/25/08 , edited 11/12/08
Honestly I read better books and thought myself that it wasn't that great. But since I was envious of the main character's life I continued to read it anyway.. =___=;
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I wonder how many people actually read the first post. o________o;
But yeah, I've seen other reviews people wrote, hating on the twilight series.
From what I've read, they sound like books I don't even want to touch. ><
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Posted 8/25/08
damn, i didnt even wanna read the entire thing. lol
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Posted 8/25/08
wutts wid all these book threads
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Posted 8/25/08
Mmmm I was never interested in the book in the first place. I thought something was weird about it after I read a small summary of all the books. And I also can't believe I actually read the entire first post.....
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Posted 8/25/08 , edited 8/25/08
I read the whole post. Basically it says that the book portrays negative images of women, and that since the target audience is a bunch of impressionable teenage girls, this series is a scourge to society. So of course this makes Stephanie Meyer the devil, since there's nothing else in this world that has negative effects on young impressionable minds.

I think girls like it because of the whole hawt vampire lover theme, which seems to be popular among nerdy, stuck-up teenage girls who don't get laid.
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I ended up reading the Twilight series because I was curious why it was so freakin' popular. And after finishing three of the four books I can honestly say that while I don't hate or loathe the book series I dislike it for many reasons. Most of the stpry and its characters drove me crazy, especially Bella. and the romance did make me more than a little queasy. The books were entertaining to say the least, but I'm not going to go rush out and buy t-shirts and a ticket to the midnight showing of the movie anytime soon.
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Posted 8/25/08 , edited 8/25/08
It's not great in a literary way. but for the intended audience it gives them what they strongly desire in books... and you have to admit it IS accomplishing getting people to READ... who cares if it's poorly researched (i mean seriously, it's vampires, everyone has their own spin on it, anne rice made her own spin as well, and no one condemned her!)

But if you just want to rant about the fangirls, then complain about the fangirls, no one is saying this is a nobel prize winning piece of literature. No one is saying that Stephanie Meyer should be placed in the lists of classical authors.
She created an entertaining series of books that is getting young adults excited about reading again, can you really be upset with that?

They're not meant to be the most astounding novels ever writen. As far as i know, no one has said that. and as for the JK Rowling comparison, WHO CARES, they are BOTH GETTING PEOPLE TO READ!!!!!!
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