Sunday Multi-posts: Twilight

Do you ever have a day where you don’t think you’re going to post anything and then after about 30 minutes you have 4 different posts half written in your head and can’t decide which to post or how to space them all out over the day so your followers don’t think that you’re spamming them?

Yeah me either…. πŸ˜‰

I was going to give an update on my life in the online dating game thus far, but its only been 48 hours (and already have stories!) and I think too many updates will get annoying. I think I’ll just keep a draft going and post after a week.

But right now, I want to talk aboutΒ The Twilight Saga.

I want to preface this by saying that I never have, and probably never will, read the books or watch the movies. All my knowledge onΒ Twilight is from what other people have said or things I have read online. Not exactly the most reliable resources, I know.

The idea to make aΒ Twilight post came to me this morning. I was on Pinterest (obviously, because when am IΒ not on Pinterest….) and found these pictures:

No one hates Twilight more than Robert Pattinson. NO ONE.:

Robert Pattinson's vicious hate for Twilight gives me life:

Now, I’m sorry, but can anyone tell me the appeal of this series? Like I find the whole idea a little strange if you ask me (but then I totally adore Harry Potter so who am I to judge?!) but when the main actors are so openly against it, can itΒ really be that good?!

And then you have this picture (provided via google since I am trying to train Pinterest to not suggest so many Harry Potter posts), where the cast of HP was asked to describe their experience in one word:

Image result for harry potter cast describes experience picture

I. Don’t. Understand.

Someone enlighten me.

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20 thoughts on “Sunday Multi-posts: Twilight

  1. I told myself I would never read Twilight. I was very stern with myself! And then I had zero reading material for my roadtrip (forgot to pack it) and ugh… stopped at Walmart on the way and there it was, staring me in the face. I read it. Got sucked in to the whole series and then hated myself for the rest of my existence. It’s different, I’ll give you that.

    Also, Glue, Moody? Really? Glue? Lol!

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  2. I’ve read the entire Twilight series (once, I don’t have copies of it like I do the HP series, so can’t read it over and over again) and have seen the movies many times (DVD set, plus TV) and love them both. What I hated about the movies is that they leave stuff out that really should have been put in for some of what happens to make sense. Like the whole thing with Mike and Bella. In the books he has a serious crush on her, even though he knows she’s only interested in Edward. Unlike Jacob, he’s okay with this, and is happy just being her friend, and doesn’t try to get her to fall for him every five minutes (that is so annoying about Jacob, which naturally you see way more of in the books than the movies, but still…I was so glad when he finally imprinted on Renesmee, and gave her poor mom a break). And Jessica’s jealousy is covered better in the books…it’s not made a big deal of, but you do see her gradually become jealous of Bella, not because of anything Bella does but because Jessica and Mike become an off and on item (explaining the part in the movie where they’re at the wedding and she makes a snarky comment about Mike drooling when he sees Bella in her dress), and I think the reason they break up so much is because he keeps comparing her to Bella (not out loud or anything, but he’s still not over his crush so naturally he keeps wondering why Jessica’s not measuring up) and they fight about it, break up for a while, get back together, break up…you know, the whole teenage angst thing. πŸ˜› And Jessica knows that’s what’s going on with Mike and is tired of it, but can’t seem to walk away permanently.

    In the third movie a reference is made by Jacob to the fact that because he’s the chief’s son, he’s the natural alpha for their pack, but he didn’t want the job so let Sam have it. And that’s basically where they leave it in the movies, till he faces off against Sam and most of the pack when protecting Bella and Renesmee in Breaking Dawn Part 1, and Jacob makes it clear he’s not going to do what Sam says, and takes off on his own. In the books of course, more detail, but you also see Seth and Lea leave with Jacob after the confrontation, and travel with him and become their own pack, until they eventually reunite with the main pack, at which point Sam and Jacob share alpha duties. And naturally there’s more information in the books about imprinting, and when Jacob imprints on Renesmee you get to see how that affects him, and then when she’s like four days old and Bella finds out he imprinted on her newborn daughter she goes off on him at first (and it is HILARIOUS!), until Edward is finally able to calm her down. So many little scenes like those get left out, and while they may not be super important to move the story along, it’s just like all the stuff that got left out of the HP movies: If you haven’t read the books, you’re only getting a fraction of the story, and missing out on so much.

    That being said, I get a good laugh every time someone makes snarky comments about Twilight (“Vampires don’t sparkle!”), and there are a couple hilarious HP fanfic stories referencing Twilight as well…one where during the Horcrux Hunt, when they’re listening to Potterwatch, the twins make a reference to a rumor about Cedric having been spotted in the Forbidden Forest or something (having been turned into a vampire, naturally, according to the rumors) and that he was seen sparkling in the moonlight, and they comment that one, the rumors are ridiculous, and two, vampires don’t sparkle! πŸ˜› The other one is a one-shot where Cedric does get turned into a vampire and starts sparkling πŸ˜› I laughed my butt off so hard at both stories, and I *like* Twilight! πŸ˜›

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      • If I like a series, I will usually read it many times, plus watch any movies made of it repeatedly. I think the only movie series I’ve watched more than HP is Star Wars (all 7 episodes), I’ve got the original trilogy pretty much memorized and will drive people nuts saying the lines along with the characters (and sometimes ahead of them) πŸ˜›

        I think that’s one thing that helps me write my HP fanfiction, is that I’ve read the books so many times that I can easily get inside the characters’ heads, even those who aren’t seen as much or liked as well, like the Dursleys. And coming up with stuff for the next generation of Marauders (Harry, the twins, a couple others) to pull is entertaining in itself. πŸ˜€

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  3. I read the books and watched the movies (don’t tell anyone hehe). A teacher friend said it was good YA lit, and being an English major/former teacher, I wanted to read them. I couldn’t tell you why I read any beyond the first book, let alone why I watched the movies. I wouldn’t go near it now!

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