Daily Archives: November 20, 2009

Twilight Week: My Opinion

In honor of opening day:

We’ve discussed lots of things about Twilight this week, mainly its appeal and the truth. If you haven’t seen the comments sections from both days, check them out (welcome to all the new commenters!). So now it’s the day you’ve been waiting for: the day you get to hear my very own personal opinion about all-things-Twilight. It comes in several parts.

1. The Obsession

I have a confession to make: I read the second, third, and fourth Twilight books in basically three days flat. Yep, I’m a fast reader — but I’m also a skimmer. As in: if a scene didn’t have Edward or Jacob in it, I didn’t really read it. I am that shallow.

Then I finished the fourth book and fell out of love with all of them because (no rants, promise) I was genuinely very disgusted with that entire book.

But.

I was addicted for a while.

2. The Truth

Then I started reading Twilight threads on AW (you know, the ones that always get locked because people get… angry) — and started thinking through the books from an un-obsessed, objective, non-teenage perspective.

And I didn’t like what I saw. Edward annoyed the crap out of me, Bella was flat as cardboard (or was she cardboard?), the writing was blah, and the plot? Well. I was not a fan.

So I was disillusioned. Until —

3. Embracing the inner pre-teen

Something changed — maybe it was the movie, maybe it was Taylor Lautner, I don’t know. But I stopped being all writerly and judgmental, and now I am very pro-Twilight. I am still a pre-teen at heart (and still a teenager for a while longer) and I am stoked to go see the movie.

That’s not to say that I have a Team-Jacob shirt. Or that I went to the midnight showing (although I might have if I hadn’t had a disastrously large test this morning and a pact with my sister to wait until I get home…). But I am a fan — because it’s angsty and romantic and dramatic and addicting, and what’s not to like about that?

So that’s all, folks. You know where this blogger stands. GO ENJOY THE MOVIE!

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