Wednesday, 25 November 2009

First Blog By Sassy!

Hi everyone!

This is my first blog, and since the 2nd Twilight movie, New Moon just came out, I thought I'd give the world a piece o' my mind about The Twilight Saga.

Dunno About everyone else, but with the poularisation of Twilight I'm starting to get pretty darn p'd off. Now, I'm hardly claiming to be the first Twilight reader ever to walk the Earth, but I started reading the books before the world went Edward and Jacob insane and loved them - now, though... Everywhere you turn there's a shrieking fangirl! It's beginning to set my teeth on edge...

So I have compiled a list of the pros and cons of Twilight:


1. It's an unusual story, and a great take on a genre of fantasy which was getting tired.

2. The heroine is not an irritating "Miss Popularity", preferring to stay at home and read, rather than head out to parties and get wasted, or sleep around.

3. Stephanie Meyer is a very talented writer, and despite the subject being fantasy, it remains very believeable.

4. It advocates good things like self-control (e.g. the Cullens refusing to drink human blood, Edward's wish for sex only after marriage) which - lets be honest - a lot of teens need to learn.

5. Bella is a real girl. Sure, she's beautiful, but she doesn't believe it, and she has a few flaws, like her clumsiness, which make her much easier to relate to.

6. Twilight has achieved what we all thought impossible - to get a generation of young people reading books, when previously all they had seemed capable of reading was the label on a bottle of nail polish.

7. The films all have very good soundtracks.

8. The casting of Jasper, Alice, Carlisle and Charlie was good.

9. Bella's heartbreak and numbness in New Moon reflects a feeling most of us have had at one time or another.

10. Edward (the character in the book, not as portrayed by Robert Pattinson, who I'm not much for) is admittedly quite sigh-worthy.

And The Cons:

1. Fangirls. Making everyone else uncomfortable with their obsession.

2. Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. Personally, I'm part of team "Shutup and read the books, they're fictional characters!"

3. Gradually you realise, after reading the books, or watching the film a 2nd or 3rd time, that Bella is actually really moany.

4.Sparkly Vampires ( I think this is a good idea, but so many people I know complain about the ridiculousness of it, that I thought I'd add it in. For fairness.)

5. Dangerous Twilight obsessions - when people are getting tattoos of the apple, or of Robert Pattinson's face, it really is too far.

6. While it's great that the aforementioned girls are reading books, it doesn't mean they can write them too! Message to Twilight fangirls - stop clogging up with badly spelt, badly puncuated drivel!

7. It's popularity has spawned a series of other vampire centric novels, and TV shows (e.g. House of Night, True Blood, amongst many others). Though some are quite good, pretty soon we're gonna get bored.

8. The casting for the rest of the Twilight characters was really messed up (sorry to RPatz, KStew and Taylor Lautner fans, no offense intended!)

9. For some, Bella's total reliance on Edward is unhealthy, and some have even called their relationship abusive.

10. Edward is not sigh-worthy enough for the many posters, t-shirts, and other merchandise which bears his brooding image.

Well, that's my list! If anyone has any other pros and cons, feel free to drop a comment and let me know!

Sassy xx

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