Jul 1, 2010


I'm just worried this franchise will ruin teen girls' perceptions of real vampires and werewolves.
-Mark Jordan Legans

I've resolved to read the first Twilight book. Despite warnings like this and this, the "how can you have so much disdain for something you haven't read" argument is a strong one. Because, let's be honest, there's a good chance I end up liking them. Gah, I hate that I even have that possibility. But it's just because I dislike the stereotypical Twilight fan so much. But we'll be open-minded. Or try to be. I mean, I like Harry Potter and that's kind of along the same lines of hugely-popular-liked-by-every-lonely-ugly-middle/high-school-girl-universally-money-machine kind of thing, right?

I've resolved to not spend money on this venture, however. So if anyone has a copy I can borrow, let me know.

Hm, and I have a lot of thoughts about the Twilight franchise that I want to throw out here, but I'll save them until I have at least read the book and my opinions have more authority. So you can look forward to that post.

Side Note: I was in a Burger King yesterday looking at the Twilight paraphernalia crawling all over the place and suddenly realized that at some point between now and when the debate first began, I switched from Team Edward to Team Jacob. Now I make these important decisions based on essentially nothing, as I have never seen any of the films or read any of the books, but based on what I could find in that Burger King, Jacob is better-looking. I think I'm kind of burned out on the whole emo aesthetic (at least for dudes...for girls it's still okay, I suppose, in moderation). I'm still kind of into the pale skin thing, but ugh...I dunno, the hair is too much. You just know you wouldn't want to be with a guy with that hair.


Allison said...

Um...I might have a copy you could borrow.

Steff said...

I haven't seen the movies or read the books, BUT I wholeheartedly agree with you on the "You just know you wouldn't want to be with a guy with that hair" comment. Edward's hair is precisely the reason I am on team Jacob.

Valerie said...

At least Harry Potter was well-written. Good luck to you. It's torture....torture that you just can't put down for some reason.

Anonymous said...

I have another friend whose major hobby is paying attention to the twilight phenomenon strictly so she can mock it. You would probably get along well.