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Old 02-18-2012, 11:51 PM
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(Not meant to offend twi-hards, though you guys have proven your ability to take negative opinions [and some crap] lightly.)

I am not a fan of the Twilight series. At all.

I have also read the first book so I could have an actual opinion and not just an internet-and-harry-potter-intoxicated rant personality.

But turning the idea through my mind: a dark, vampire love story; Modernization of ancient horror lore; it fascinates me. I would love the story if Stephanie Meyer had focused more on the mythology of the vampire and the development of the characters, less on the shallow love triangle.

I could see myself in an alternate dimension with a shelf full of vampire novels. Each one won't be filled with pages of cross-breed kissing (and worse) however, but Edward and Bella (both two different people than I saw in the first book. Actually developed characters with a developed relationship.) trekking through the world outside of Forks (I'm not sure if there is anywhere besides there in the books either) following a intricate and imaginative plot that combines medeval folklore with the modern setting.

I am almost persuaded to write the book myself. If only I could go in the TARDIS laying around in my garage and beat Meyer to it, but alas, without Twilight there would be less people reading nowadays. The fact is, teenagers love cheesy no-plot-whatsoever paranormal love stories. And their parents do to.

I kinda trailed of in that last paragraph there, but you get the idea: I love the idea of Twilight, Loath the execution.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:20 AM
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Dude, me too. If only we had that TARDIS, eh?

If only... Bella was more independant... if only she didn't shallowly dismiss all characters that didn't want to kill her... if only feminism had been more respected.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:29 AM
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Hahahaha, it's a pointless, classic love story where the stupid nobody gets the hot guy. Whoopie. Yes, if you go into the past of the vampire, instead of romanticising them into this creature that glitters in the sun -Oh, scary- has different strengths but few weaknesses, and are the most attractive creatures ever, ignore all that and stick to the nightwalker and you might have a good story there. It's stupid and even worse than the plot of the book -cause, everyone has a happily ever after right? All works out in the end, no?- is that people actually like that garbage. It sickens me.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:34 AM
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I didn't read Breaking Dawn - didn't Jacob and Bella's vampire daughter fall in love or something? o.O Because THAT... that's just... I mean, at least Collins didn't say, "Hey Gale - wanna have a love affair with Prim afores you end her?"
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:38 AM
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Jacob like imprinted on the kid or something. He basically fell in love with her. Honestly I feel bad for him, he didn't get his happily ever after, and he deserved it when Bella just strung him along only to dump him when her vampire boyfriend came crawling back to her.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:39 AM
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Bella got everything.

The entire message was like, girls, you NEED a boyfriend. Men are good. Find a beautiful one who's better at everything than you and you're all set.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:06 PM
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(Not meant to offend twi-hards, though you guys have proven your ability to take negative opinions [and some crap] lightly.)

I am not a fan of the Twilight series. At all.

I have also read the first book so I could have an actual opinion and not just an internet-and-harry-potter-intoxicated rant personality.

But turning the idea through my mind: a dark, vampire love story; Modernization of ancient horror lore; it fascinates me. I would love the story if Stephanie Meyer had focused more on the mythology of the vampire and the development of the characters, less on the shallow love triangle.

I could see myself in an alternate dimension with a shelf full of vampire novels. Each one won't be filled with pages of cross-breed kissing (and worse) however, but Edward and Bella (both two different people than I saw in the first book. Actually developed characters with a developed relationship.) trekking through the world outside of Forks (I'm not sure if there is anywhere besides there in the books either) following a intricate and imaginative plot that combines medeval folklore with the modern setting.

I am almost persuaded to write the book myself. If only I could go in the TARDIS laying around in my garage and beat Meyer to it, but alas, without Twilight there would be less people reading nowadays. The fact is, teenagers love cheesy no-plot-whatsoever paranormal love stories. And their parents do to.

I kinda trailed of in that last paragraph there, but you get the idea: I love the idea of Twilight, Loath the execution.
*thread revived*

I agree. I don't dislike the books; I used to love them. I still appreciate a lot of the good things having to do with them, but the entire concept could've been utterly AMAZING.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:42 PM
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If there had been more of a climax for Breaking Dawn, rather than the great let-down of Bella standing with her shield while everybody talked out their issues, at least then it would have had a good ending. Because Bella would do things! But then...not even a fight?

I was very disappointed. I wanted to see Bella in action...sigh.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:16 PM
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If there had been more of a climax for Breaking Dawn, rather than the great let-down of Bella standing with her shield while everybody talked out their issues, at least then it would have had a good ending. Because Bella would do things! But then...not even a fight?

I was very disappointed. I wanted to see Bella in action...sigh.
In the movie she will be. They are having a physical battle (go to imdb.com and type in BD part 2. and watch the trailer)
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:45 PM
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In the movie she will be. They are having a physical battle (go to imdb.com and type in BD part 2. and watch the trailer)
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES.

I never thought I'd get excited about Twilight. But so much YES.

And I love Garrett and Kate.

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