Crossbow - what a husband - now that's sacrifice! Were the movies awful too?
The fangirling kind of reminds me of how I thought Heathcliff was the most romantic character ever when I was a young teen reading Wuthering Heights. I was a bit horrified to read the Wuthering Heights references the author kept making in Twilight, since the "romance" was so ridiculous and the books IMO so bad that their comparison to Wuthering Heights was kind of insulting.
But I did get a laugh over how at a certain age, an angsty, angry, troubled, tragic, abusive and controlling guy *with a past!* can be so romantic and compelling. Since I felt it so acutely myself, I know that feeling from the inside and it's powerful.
I wonder what it is about that age girl and that type of guy that is like a match to gasoline? Anyone know the psychology of it? It's so interesting!
[This message edited by circe at 8:19 AM, December 19th (Monday)]
I did actually worry about my niece for a while - she was really into Bella and said she wanted to be just like her, etc. etc. I tried to get her to read some YA books with strong female leads, like the Trickster's Choice series by Tamora Pierce, but she had zero interest. She doesn't really like to read but she looooved Twilight. That makes me want to cry!
Look, she wants the boys, not the strong female lead. At least 2 boys so there can be a Love Triangle. That's why you sell her on the romance (Team Dmitri vs. Team Stefan, Team Peeta vs. Team Gale) and just know that along with feeding her blossoming fangirl need for that sort of thing, she's also getting strong female leads.
My husband refuses to claim any interest and yet when the movies are out on DVD, funny that he'll sit and watch it with me. I made him read all the Harry Potter series, he put his foot down with Twilight.
2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
I actually like *one* character from the books, and that's Alice. Her good-natured (especially for a vampire in this series) quirkiness is refreshing and entertaining.
Horribly, when I accompanied W to the midnight release of "Breaking Dawn," *I* won a raffle prize - nameplates autographed by the authoress herself.
Boy did I get the stink-eye from the hundreds of tweens (and their moms!) packing the bookstore that night!
Don't know if W ever used them though.
[This message edited by Crossbow at 7:15 PM, December 19th (Monday)]
I guess Soth had an STD if you swap out the D with "Death" but STU would be cooler sounding.
Breaking Dawn Drinking Game
OFFICIAL DRINKING GAME RULES:
Take One Drink When:
Edward bites a human
Charlie makes you cry
There’s a toast at the wedding
The movie tries to justify Jacob’s impending imprint
For each of the bruises Edward finds on Bella the morning after (Bella just fell down the stairs is all)
The pro-life vs. pro-choice theme makes you uncomfortable
The camera pans to Jasper
Seth Clearwater is adorable
You feel deathly afraid of being pregnant
The Cesarean Dentata occurs
Michael Sheen appears
Take a shot when:
Charlie declares his own hotness.
Stephenie Meyer appears.
Edward breaks the headboard.
The getting-ready-for-sex montage occurs.
You see the ‘science!’ of Bella’s insides.
Chug for the duration of:
The wedding kiss
The Volvo commercial
Any vampire sparkling
The wolf telepathic pow-wow (This one might kill you)
Bella drinking blood
Empty the bottle/glass for:
I have a long, long list of problems with those books.
I'm a sucker for a good vampire story. These are simply trash.
The second book dragged for me, but I loved the last one. I have never been a crazed super fan of anything, and Twilight was no exeption, but they were fun, quick reads.
I hate the movies though. Bella walks around with her mouth hanging open all the time looking like an experiment in artificial stupidity.
Hey give a girl a break! I have a hubby who has severe ED and is very ill. I gotta get my romance and jollies somewhere!
Dear son is having a field day ... saying "SEE SEE... I TOLD YOU DAD HAS CHANGED!!! THIS COULD EXPLAIN A LOT!!! MAYBE HE SPARKLES NOW TOO!!!
Any men in your life recommending this series to their sons?
Oh man y'all had me laughing so hard! I refuse to read it not because of anything other than I am loyal to Harry Potter (I was 10 when Harry was 10!!) and my focus was all on that, not Twilight. Plus Robert Pattinson has always just kind of annoyed me? So it gave me even more reason to not see the movies. The books, you ask? Because I would be picturing RPat as Edward, I decided not only did I not want to waste the time reading it, I didn't want to imagine his face and creepy hair while wasting time reading it.
forgiven and in R :)
"To err is human.