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Promised post of Twi-dark links

Further to my earlier post about the Twilight franchise (henceforth known as Twi-dark), here are some links that I have collected that were referenced in other posts I have already linked to (or comments on my last post about this) and that you may or may not find interesting in that context. Just links. No names or commentary. Have at them!

http://chud.com/articles/articles/21684/1/THE-DEVIN039S-ADVOCATE-WHY-BREAKING-DAWN-MUST-BE-MADE-INTO-A-MOVIE/Page1.html

http://scottalanmendelson.blogspot.com/2009/11/if-bella-is-terrible-role-model-then-so.html

http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2009/11/24/twilight-and-abusive-relationships/#more-6280

http://stoney321.livejournal.com/317176.html - this one had me ROFLMAO in sparkly stitches!
ETA: There are actually five posts in this series: "Book One, Book Two, Book Three and Book Four. There's also a drinking game bingo card."


http://jezebel.com/5415325/twilights-hero-is-abusive-which-makes-him-all-the-more-romantic?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+jezebel%2Ffull+%28Jezebel%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

http://glvalentine.livejournal.com/237507.html

http://draculahatestwilight.com/

ETA2: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2009/11/20quatro.html


P.S. I realised that I bought an eReader version of Twilight (book I) last year but had not read it. I cannot remember if I tried to read it and gave up or never bothered to read it. In an attempt to address my concerns that I am criticising books and films that I have not read or watched, I am going to try to attempt to read it. It is on my iPhone. Wish me luck!

ETA3: Links from the comments below and subsequently linked links:
http://markreadstwilight.buzznet.com/user/journal/4398741/mark-panasonicyouth-will-read-entire/

http://community.livejournal.com/m15m/21825.html

http://www.twilightguy.com/

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natf
Dec. 4th, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
Thank you for your comment!

I am not a hater as such and am actually finding book I to be readable thus far. I do worry about young girls in less supportive families than yours that might latch onto Bella's romances as life ideals without anyone to discuss it with. If it had come out when I was a tween or teen I know it would have dragged me into the #teamedward or more likely #teamjacob - I also know that I did not need any more literary examples of how abusive and dysfunctional relationships (e.g. Wuthering Heights) when I had planty of examples and experiences already in my real life.

I am nowhere near as worried for girls like yours who have support and a venue for intelligent discussion. I also liked the comment on one of these linked posts from a Mormon mother about how her Mormon daughter disagreed with her friends and disliked the book. I know that there are some girls out there that are strong enough to make up their own minds. Sadly, I was not one and I know there are many out there like me at age 14 and younger.

I really need to finish writing my memoir/biography.
natf
Dec. 4th, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
P.S. I am able, these days, to find something funny even if I do not 100% agree with its sentiments.
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natf
Dec. 4th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
kalorlo
Dec. 3rd, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
There's also Mark Reads Twilight (So You Don't Have To) and of course Cleolinda's Movies in 15 Minutes and her many posts about the books :D

(As far as I can tell, they weren't in the twitter links).
natf
Dec. 4th, 2009 10:42 am (UTC)
Thanks for the links!
stori_lundi
Dec. 3rd, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
The first link about making the 4th book into the movie is priceless. I think that the author missed a great opportunity to send a strong message about how life is precious and a great gift. I've only seen the movies but in New Moon, Bella worries about getting old with Edward while he's still young. Fair enough. But then Edward agrees to turn her. There's a little bit about "I don't want you to have this life, you'll lose your soul," but in the end, he agrees. WTF?!?!

Contrast this with the Sookie books, (which aren't for kids but in the same genre) and she adamantly states that she never wants to be turned, no matter what. I think those books show a decent respect for "being human" without hitting you over the head with it.

My main complaint about the books is that Bella is a HUGE Mary Sue.
natf
Dec. 4th, 2009 10:44 am (UTC)
This. Thank you!
natf
Dec. 4th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
P.S. ♥ you new xmas Puffin Icon!
stori_lundi
Dec. 4th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
Thanks!! Those were my Christmas cards a few years ago.
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