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I'm sufficiently dazzled.

So, as usual, I'm behind on my blogging. No great excuse considering I'm UNEMPLOYED now and should therefore have lots of free time, but as usual, I fill up all my free time doing too much. And I've been snowed in and trafficked in and all sorts of stuff that should have kept me glued to the internet, and therefore caught up on my flist and emails, etc... but no, instead, I found Twilight.

I am not a fast reader, but I read about 300 pages in the last 24 hours, and stayed up until 4AM last night because I couldn't put it down. I don't understand how this woman got published, she is mediocre at best when it comes to writing, and honestly it reminds me of fanfic I wrote in high school. I have read better written fanfic than this, I have friends who could write circles around Stephenie Meyer. So I really can't understand why this is SUCH CRACK. I can't put it down. It's all I think about. I WANT A SPARKLY VAMPIRE BOYFRIEND. (At least my boyfriend's name is already Edward. *g*) I am just like in love with this book, and I don't understand why but... I love it. It's so bad it's good.

And foreverseenstar and I went to see the movie today... lulz. I haven't finished reading Twilight yet, so I don't feel like I can adequately comment on the movie until I do. So I'll just leave you with my favorite scene:


Haha! Later, skaterz!


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Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
Oh no. Please, do comment. It doesn't matter whether you've read the books, or if you've never even heard of Twilight, or if you are a vampire yourself and thus take issue with every aspect of that film. EVERYONE has something to say about it. Don't hold back, it's too much fun to talk about. XD

As to why it's crack... no idea. I experienced the same thing, but only with the first book. The second was a chore to read, and I never got around to finishing the third... might pick it back up eventually. I'm pretty sure, given the same basic plot, I could have out-written Meyers, and I really don't consider it hubris to say such a thing. Her work is so elementary, to the point that it just SHOULDN'T be as addicting as it is. >.> Quite the mystery.
Dec. 24th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
Haha, I finished the book last night so I'll comment. :)

I really can't explain why it's such crack... It's mind boggling.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
YES. her writing reminds me of mediocre fanfic, but it's such crack! I can't say I love it since it gets worse but ...I don't not-like it that much as I should. and even though Edward Cullen is such a creepy stalkery boyfriend, I'm like SIGH.

yay Carlisle is one of my favourite characters and the movie got him down exactly as I imagined him to be.

...oh gosh I feel like I'm 12 for talking about Twilight heh
Dec. 24th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
Carlisle is totally not how I pictured him at all. I died when he came on screen, I couldn't stop laughing. And no, it's okay... I'm like seriously hardcore transported back to high school with this nonsense.
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Dec. 24th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
I just about keeled over in hysterical laughter when he came on stage. I don't even know why, but I like had to literally cover my mouth.
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Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Oh no don't drink the kool-aid, bb, DON'T DRINK IT!!!!!

But I have read the first two books and will most def read the other two, it's so lulz!!!
Dec. 24th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
LULZ! Too late... I find myself reading in traffic just because I can't put it down! I am so upset I didn't get to the store tonight to buy New Moon.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
Dec. 23rd, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)

I'm sorry...I was distracted by unexpected!Carlisle...

But seriously I know all the books are crack...seriously bad crack but I love them regardless.

Plus, there's just too much pretty in that movie...
Dec. 24th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Need. New. Moon. NAO.
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Dec. 23rd, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
...I can't stop watching that clip. It's so wtf. That whole SERIES is so wtf. I kind of wish it'd just fall into the ocean.
Dec. 24th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
I seriously almost fell out of my chair when Carlisle busted on screen. I had to cover my mouth I was laughing so hard.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
That was a good scene. I know what you mean about how it just kind of entrances you like crack. Wait till you get to the later books. You can't put them down because it's like watching a train wreck in slow motion - you know you should look away but you just can't.
Dec. 24th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
That's what I heard. I'm so excited... and a little bit terrified. :)

Also, thank you for the card, bb! <3
Dec. 23rd, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)
I hate my writing, but I know damn well I could beat the SHIT out of SMeyer in a writing contest.

I seriously want to punch her in the face for the horror she has unleashed upon the world in the form of Twatlight. My blood boils just THINKING about those books. I saw a display of Twilight books, picked a few up and placed them by the trash can to show my displeasure...BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE THEY BELONG.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
...WTF did LJ do to my icon?

Dec. 23rd, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
I have read better written fanfic than this, I have friends who could write circles around Stephenie Meyer. So I really can't understand why this is SUCH CRACK. I can't put it down.

I could not agree with you more! I flew through the first one and have yet to have time to read the rest of the books, but I need to find time too. I have a major fangirl crush on Emmett Cullen and would certainly accept him for Christmas. And Carlisle is freaking Mike Dexter from Can't Hardly Wait so it is even harder for me to picture him as Carlisle...
Dec. 23rd, 2008 09:52 am (UTC)
You're totally not commenting to me but I happened to glance at yours and oh, good lord... I knew he was familiar but he was the only one I knew right away that I knew that I couldn't place when I watched Twilight. I think my brain might have just short circuited a little. lol.
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Dec. 23rd, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
OMG, Laura! I had basically the same reaction as you did. Granted I LISTENED because I'm too freaking broke to drop 10 dollars on a book I was bothering with as a FAVOUR the end of last month... anyway, long story short? 13 hour audio book... and I listened to probably 9+ hours of it in one go because I got sucked into the CRACK and couldn't stop. I KNOW if I had the same outline to work from as Meyer I could write circles around her... That book would be ripped to shreds in workshop in my classes for the excessive thesuarus use and yet I can't deny that I'm more than a little obsessed with the world she's created in that book once I stop focusing on the way she's written it. I don't understand how I got sucked in/why I love it so much, but I've now seen the movie three times (once in the theatre) and I'm on my second pass through the audio book... I seem to be avoiding New Moon, but I've only got 4 more hours to go in Twilight, so I figure by the time I leave Saturday I'll be ready for that.
Dec. 24th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
OMG I kind of want to go see the movie again, like really badly!!! I can't explain it. Something is so not right with this entire situation!
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Dec. 24th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
There are support groups, right?
Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
I think it works because the writing, the emotional content, etc. is all so teenager-ish that it all fits together, and makes the fantasy compelling even though it's blatantly ridiculous. Most people have really silly fantasies as pre-teens or teenagers, and even back then we may have known what was particularly fucked up about them, but that doesn't really kill the appeal. Twilight sort of wholesale taps into that, although I think it's a stroke of luck that Meyer's lack of sophistication worked somehow, and not true authorial intent.

It's Jordan Catalano syndrome. That guy was a dick, and he couldn't even read, but damn he was hot and maybe soulful if you squinted the right way and did I mention hot? Flashy danger and angst and over-the-top love are what a lot of people imagine to themselves when they're 15 or whatever, it's not sensible but usually life is pretty boring and regulated otherwise, and a fantasy about a sparkly vampire that can't help but love you and stalk you a little bit is way more interesting than the idea of chem homework or helping your mom clean the basement.

I think what pisses a lot of people off is the large, crazy part of the fanbase that seems to truly think Edward would be an ideal partner and Bella is admirable. Understandable. If people that liked soap operas really thought it would be awesome to find out their husband was really their evil twin, that would be creepy. But there are plenty of people that like the books (well, to varying degrees depending on which book we're talking about) but aren't blind to their crazy faults, but they let you slink back into that silly, dreamy teenage space for a little while, and that's fun.

That's my excuse, and I am sticking to it. :P
Dec. 24th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think I agree with that completely. It takes me back to high school HARDCORE.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
I am just like in love with this book, and I don't understand why but... I love it. It's so bad it's good.

*lol* Join the club!
I read the book in one day. I actually got a sunburn, because I couldn't put it down. I feel the same way about her writing though. It's some kind of phenomenon.

Edited at 2008-12-23 09:16 pm (UTC)
Dec. 24th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
I think I'll probably go insane trying to figure it out. Meanwhile, I'm like, NEED NEW MOON NAO!!!!!
Dec. 27th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
NOOOOOOOOO!! Aww you shouldn't have read it. It's like crack mixed with cupcakes all in one. Once you start you're full on your way to full fan insanity. Poor dear. I'm sorry I didn't warn you.


I feel like the way that scene made me feel is home I should've felt when Eddie C walked in.
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