I MISSED YOU!
I blame the media.
At first, I loved this series. I
However, the plot that seems so wonderful and complex and engrossing and amazing falls apart in the re-readings.
My Problems With Twilight:
1. As frequently pointed out by anti-twilight proponents, Bella is a passive character. She doesn't seem to really do much but fall in love and is very dependent on others to protect her. She doesn't have much fire, or even wit, just a sort of earnest infatuation with Edward.
People's issue with this: We don't like to read about passive characters. If we wanted to read about people sitting around doing nothing, we would read a book about Congress. *cheap shot*. There's a reason why books like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson and The Olympians are so popular- they involve people taking matters into their own hands instead of waiting for the metaphoric hero to "push the van away."
Stephenie Meyer's defense:about critical reception of New Moon:
(Side note: there are those who think Bella is a wuss. There are those who think my stories are misogynistic—the damsel in distress must be rescued by strong hero.
To the first accusation, I can only say that we all handle grief in our own way. Bella's way is no less valid than any other to my mind. Detractors of her reaction don't always take into account that I'm talking about true love here, rather than high school infatuation.
I emphatically reject the second accusation. I am all about girl power—look at Alice and Jane if you doubt that. I am not anti-female, I am anti-human. I wrote this story from the perspective of a female human because that came most naturally, as you might imagine. But if the narrator had been a male human, it would not have changed the events. When a human being is totally surrounded by creatures with supernatural strength, speed, senses, and various other uncanny powers, he or she is not going to be able to hold his or her own. Sorry. That's just the way it is. We can't all be slayers. Bella does pretty well I think, all things considered. She saves Edward, after all. Side note/rant over. Back to the story.)
My Issue: Sure, we can't all be slayers. But we can certainly be proactive once in a while and not just throw the towel in when things get tough. There isn't always a handsome guy to save you, and it gets a little monotonous for readers when almost every conflict is saved with the help of the hero. The heroine is pretty much helpless.
On The Lighter Side: http://community.sparknotes.com/index.ph
The musings of a man reading Twilight. Freaking hilarious. I actually laughed. out. loud.
There's a part for each chapter, and he's started on New Moon, too. Enjoy.
Coming up next- Part Two: Edward's Creepiness
- where:hogwarts, of course.
- feel: amused
- sound:jon dee graham- airplane
neil patrick harris stars in this short web-series on hulu as dr.horrible, a wannabe supervillian who has a huge crush on Penny, a girl he sees "every Wednesday and Saturday at the laundromat except last month when [she] skipped the weekend twice."
Its a musical web-blog, and is heart-wrenching and git-busting at the same time.
neil patrick harris=love
shame he's gay- we would have been perfect together! :D
- feel: chipper
Random unexplained burnings:2
Times I did a facepalm at canon mistakes:3
Hissyfits thrown over tonks saying sweetheart:2
Minutes spent laughing about the flipping pincers:at least two hours
Slashy stuff I never would have noticed if I wasn't a fangirl:tons
ex: snape and draco at the wall "I DON'T NEED PROTECTION!"
Time spent admiring Tom Felton:every scene he appeared in
Kernels of popcorn eaten:half of a large popcorn
adults at the movie:too many to count
h/hr moments:at least three wtf was with the holding hands ron in
the background thing at the end?
Harry's eye color:still ignored by directors
Burrow:lord knows how much burned down or why they stood around watching it "oohhhhh, prettttyyy firrreeee"
not enough of:luna, remus, tonks, bill/fleur
wtf moment: harry and the waitress. maybe I missed that part in the book, lol. :D jk
best part: PINCERS *MAKES CLICKING NOISES*
LET ME KNOW IF YOU SEE AN ICON RELATED TO THE PINCERS!!!!
- feel: ecstatic
- sound:hedwig's theme
- where:feels like hell, but the phone book tells me texas
- feel: accomplished
- sound:arctic monkeys
I AM NEVER USING FUCKING WRITE OR DIE EVER AGAIN.
I JUST WROTE ONE OF MY BEST PIECES AND THEN MY COMPUTER FROZE AND SINCE WRITE OR DIE WAS IN KAMIKAZE MODE, IT KEPT ERASING THE WORDS! AND I WAS ALREADY
ON MY SECOND TRY BECAUSE ON THE FIRST ONE, HALFWAY THROUGH I TRIED TO COPY IT AND I HIT THE WRONG BUTTON AND IT ERASED! SO I STARTED OVER RIGHT AWAY AND WROTE SOME OF MY BEST WORK, I MEAN IT WAS REALLY GOOD AND NOW IT'S ALL GONE AND I JUST DON'T HAVE THE HEART TO TYPE IT UP AGAIN. I'LL WRITE IT IN MY NOTEBOOK LATER BUT I DOUBT I CAN CAPTURE THE PERFECTION OF THE FIRST ONE! GODDAMNIT!
i am seriously about to cry right now. i am so fucking inept with computers and this computer is so fucked up and i can't believe this just happened. i had to restart the computer and my work is gone. i hardly ever cry but i am thisclose to it.
i cannot believe this. later i will sit down with pen and paper and try to recapture the work, but the past hour of work has been for nothing!
later i will be calm and realize that i remember most of it because i'm freaking a kinesthetic/tactile learner and when i do something like type or write, i can recall it pretty well but the flow, the frenzy is gone now!
i have a bitchin headache right now. i'm just going to slink away and
i don't know who to be pissed at- me, the computer, or both.
- feel: infuriated