Can you guys please enlighten me? Is it because the the male leads are supposed to be uber "hot"? I swear that my brother is better looking than the Edward character.
One of the reasons:
Edward is suppossed to be a quintessential bad boy - but made bad against his will. He reaps the benefits from being "bad" - immortality, super strength, extra rich etc. (so being a monster pays off). But he never asked for it so he's morally covered. All the benefits from good and evil sucked out - a lucky dude.
And a girl he's crazy for is in charge of all that. So she gets the benefits from him being a monster and above normal mortals, and at the same time him being sensitive, considerate and a quintessence of humanity .
The books worked thanks to this emotional inconsistency - characters couldn't have been too deep because the author would have to explain more. A fairy-tale with sexual undertones.
The books actually made me cringe. And then made me sad.
The best thing about Twilight is that Robert Pattinson absolutely hates it and its fans
A secondary appeal is that
the girl gets pregnant with a vampire baby and the dude has to rip the baby out with his teeth, and then the second-fiddle werewolf guy becomes destined to be with the baby forever, thereby earning himself a nice consolation prize
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '
I saw the first one. Let me tell thee imo,
Twere mince - mince means rubbish where I come from…but wait, I watched the whole movie so it must have been watchable.
Vampires with feelings…bah humbug…I mean bah humbats…walk in the daylight with their 6 packs and feelings– ooo Alice loan me the looking glass, so I may escape the dark hybrids of the night (oh I mean daylight with wash board abs and their feelings for a helpless maiden).
Tis part of the: true love, forbidden love, eternal love equation we’ve known since adam and eve (or Gilgamesh for those more well read) and plagiarized down throughout all time as we know it.
So it’s about romance and eternal love to be short.
I was brought up on hammer (you may need to google that) and the classics with Christopher lee and peter Cushing
What I also noticed about these add in say true blood Queen of the dammed etc, which I quite liked. Is you have all these hybrids, or demons of the night (daylight grr) fighting over a women’s heart and promising eternal love…I found it bit worrying there having so many fight over the one girl, and entering that into the normality of women’s thoughts.
So to be clear, dear ladies, and those romantically inclined.
I am prepared to take on a werewolf or three, for eternal love and fight past the crowd of wash board abs were wolf hunks and day walkers, with more feelings in their pinky than I have in my entire soulless body….to betroths you, maiden fair….but if your giving up your heart to anyone decent, on the surface, that comes along…I and my kind will not be for you, for evermore…and we wont come a rapping at your chamber door
But I have found the underlying message, in the programs I referenced, regarding forbidden passion with everyone, not just one person, to be a tad worrysome….and also a break from that age old formula and a help yourself mentaility, or you will be helped too by several demonic beings etc
True love is for one person and one person alone…incase my point is missed. I can tell you, at my age, people are lucky to find that once a lifetime.
By golly wasn’t Queen of the dammed good though…so if you haven’t watched it but watched the T saga…then make that next on your list
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