Recently I decided I was tired of being left out of the Twilight conversations that occur around me shockingly often. After reading about half of it, I’m feeling sort of like I did when I saw Van Helsing. My friends were all excited about it, but when the movie was over I was like “Wait a second…that movie was kind of crappy!” and my friends said “I know! It’s so bad it’s so good!”
This morning I posed a question to my interns: Am I supposed to ACTUALLY like Twilight, or am I supposed to like it in the same way I like High School Musical? No disrespect, I do love High School Musical, but I will never make the argument that it’s GOOD.
Twilight reminds me of every story I wrote in high school. Loner girl moves to a new school, where she’s the object of everyone’s affection. She’s all like “Me? But I’m so ordinary!” so all the guys are like “What?? You are fascinating and beautiful and one of a kind!” I’m just not used to that kind of writing coming from a grown married woman instead of a lonely high school girl. I can think of atleast 2 stories I wrote at age 14 that had the same plot (except the male love interest was just a jackass, not a vampire.)
Plus, Stephenie Meyer seems unable to go more than 2 sentences without reminding us that Edward is beautiful, glorious, angelic, pale, and Bella forgets to breathe around him. I GET IT.
That said, I’ll probably have the entire series finished before the end of the year and I was up until 2 last night because I couldn’t stop reading it. I liken it to a Degrassi marathon. I can simultaneously roll my eyes at the fact that it seems like a cheesy fanfic and think “God I hope Craig and Ellie can cut the shit and just get together one of these days.”
- Question: What do you get when you watch Law & Order: SVU, Desperate Housewives, and a show about a big cats sanctuary before you go to bed?
- Answer: A dream about an angry wife, leaving her husband because he raped a baby lion. Not even kidding.
11:54 and 11:55 AM Mar 30th
I forgot about this.