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Why do people like Twilight

Oh my god, I tried reading it but it was like reading about Barbie. It is so lame and unrealistic and I think Edward is really creepy.

by Anonymousreply 2003/31/2013

Agreed. I'm not that fastidious and just wanted some escapist vampire fiction. Couldn't finish the first book. There is a type of gag-making fan fiction called "Mary Sue." That's what these books are. Appeals to the kind of women who like to fantasize as helpless princesses.

by Anonymousreply 103/30/2013

I feel sorry for any woman who likes it. The "identifiable" heroine is written as useless, helpless, and dimwitted, in need of a dominating man to control every aspect of her life.

And no, I haven't read it, I saw the movies for the camp value. Which is high.

by Anonymousreply 203/30/2013

Every dollar spent on anything Twilight is money in the hands of the mormons. I won't help facilitate the fight against marriage equality. Plus, it seems like it's probably shite anyway.

by Anonymousreply 303/30/2013

No probably about it, it's definitely shite.

by Anonymousreply 403/30/2013

The answer to many questions these days is "people are stupid".

by Anonymousreply 503/30/2013

I tried to read it when the buzz first started, but it was awful. I didn't make it halfway. I completely agree that it is horribly written and I just can't imagine mature, adult women buying into such nonsense. How emotionally stunted is the author? Some women I know roll their eyes at it and feel the way I do. Others, the ones who married/honeymooned at Disneyworld, wear stupid tiaras on their birthdays, etc., are OBSESSED and act worse than pre-teen girls. I just want to tell them to grow up.

by Anonymousreply 603/31/2013

Why do you have to insult Barbie? She's been her own woman since 1959.

by Anonymousreply 703/31/2013

Twilight never been my thing but let's admit the Hunger Games and Dark Knight fans are more annoying.

by Anonymousreply 803/31/2013

They're really not, r8.

I read the first three before the movie came out. I always found the books to be bad, but they were much less irritating before they were a pop culture phenomenon. Read the last one over the previous summer.

Yes, there is no redeeming value in the writing. Yes, the characters are terrible and are particularly horrible role models for teenage girls. However, Meyer does have a way of engrossing the reader if one can manage to ignore all of the numerous flaws.

In summary: the books are poorly written, the fans are irritating, and neither the books or films should ever be held in a positive light... but I can understand why people enjoy them. I just wish they didn't take it so seriously.

by Anonymousreply 903/31/2013

Constant trashing Twilight fans does not make you any cooler than them R8 That's what i meant.

by Anonymousreply 1003/31/2013

I enjoyed it

by Anonymousreply 1103/31/2013

[quote]I tried reading it but it was like reading about Barbie.

I suppose my breasts really [italic]are[/italic] that fantastic. Thank you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1203/31/2013

Isn't it just fraufiction ?

by Anonymousreply 1303/31/2013

I just can't get past the idea of going to high school for a hundred years. That, or finding a teenager at all interesting when you have been around that long. Not just interesting, but worthy of unhealthy obsession.

by Anonymousreply 1403/31/2013

"I just can't get past the idea of going to high school for a hundred years"

Pattinson's character was pretending to be a high school student????

Just puts a whole new aura of disgusting to the whole enterprise - Edward IS a predatory paedophile.

by Anonymousreply 1503/31/2013

Hunger Games is result of plagiasrism too.

by Anonymousreply 1603/31/2013

The movies' only redeemable feature are Taylor Lautner's abs. I'd rather be caught jerking off to gay porn than being caught reading the Twilight novels.

I remember reading that the author intended the series to be much more adult and darker, but the publisher insisted on it to be dumbed down so that it would please the stupid teen masses (don't know if I should give Meyer the benefit of the doubt that she is a better author than what was released).

Is The Host any better?

by Anonymousreply 1703/31/2013

I can't stand it but my 14 year old niece loves it.

by Anonymousreply 1803/31/2013

As far as I know, the only fans of the Twilight dreck are teenage girls and middle-aged women. I can't conceive of any male, straight or gay, being a fan of this garbage.

The writing is terrible. The protagonists are insipid and unlikeable. The story is ludicrous, even for a fantasy. The Twilight books are an all-around piece of crap.

The success of the this franchaise is solid proof that there are idiots out there who absolutely adore trash.

by Anonymousreply 1903/31/2013

The books were written for 12-14 year old girls you silly!

by Anonymousreply 2003/31/2013
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