November 28, 2011

"If the apocalypse comes, beep me." -- Buffy

I do not understand the fascination with Twilight. I read the series over one weekend, and wish I could rewind time to get the weekend back, as the series is not worth the paper it has been printed on. If you trust wiki, Stephanie Meyer has had around 116 million copies of the book purchased by someone. 

Having grown up with Buffy, I can say Joss Whedon is god. I don’t think I need to explain that any further.

Now I know a lot who read this blog will adore Twilight and will have pledged their aleigiance to Edward or Jacob but I cannot take this seriously. I know there are arguments for “letting my 13 year old self” out and going along with it, but my 13 year old self was reading Stephen King.  King himself rubbishes the work of Meyer, stating  “Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good”.

Even Anne Rice, another notable in vampire fiction, sinks her teeth in, to pardon the very bad pun. Writing "
…my vampires possess gravitas.” 

Essentially, what you end up with, in regards to Meyer, is a series of books based around the idea of Mary Sue’s.  

I can’t really add much to the already overflowing wealth of internet ambivalence so instead, here are some of the funnier demotivational Twilight images I’ve enjoyed.

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Besides, everyone knows real vampires look like this...

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For some reason blogger isn't accepting my html coding today (except on the images) so these are the links I was trying to reference in text. - Wiki - King on Meyer - Rice on Meyer - Definition of a Mary Sue

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