I didn't read vampire diaries. But I am enthralled by Twilight. I have never been into vampire type books prior to Twilight. I read it and bought the entire collection Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. I read Breaking Dawn in 1 day (that right ...over 750 pages in 1 day) ...I can't wait to see eclipse June 30th.... Go Jacob Black!
TRUE BLOOD, FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sorry, i know it was an either/or question...
but since true blood is out there...there's really no sense in comparison of two lesser-thans. ;P
I agree. Even though True Blood is more adult oriented, it still deserves its props
I totally agree! The Sookie Stackhouse books are the best and True Blood totally trumps Twilight and Vamp Diaries. Although I thought the Vampire Diaries books suck the show is really good, and its the opposite for twilight, I loved the books, the movies paled in comparison.
Ann Rice - Interview With The Vampire. Only saw one of the twilight movies and one was enough.
I haven't read the Vampire Diaries books, but the TV show is much better than the Twilight books/movies, imho.
The characters are much more well rounded and have more interesting outside relationships with other characters than Twilight. I tend to get bored with books that focus too much on one relationship or set of relationships.
The plot of Vampire Diaries also gallops along at about a million miles an hour (seriously, more things happen in a single episode of VD than happen in entire seasons of some shows), whereas in Twilight, the first hint of a plot that wasn't Edward and Bella's relationship didn't show up until more than 300 pages in and then got resolved mostly offscreen. *yawn*
I read the Vampire Diaries books as well as the Twilight books. I personally preferred the Vampire Diaries books. That's not a slam on the Twilight books, it's just my opinion.
I also watch the Vampire Diaries TV show. The TV show includes lots of plotlines that aren't in the book, which is great because it keeps you guessing!
I've read the Twilight Saga books and loved them all, including the Eclipse novella. I also want to get into the Vampire Diaries. I love books like these.
I am addicted to the Vampire Diaries, it is brilliant, love Damon! but I do not like Twilight it is so boring.
I have to admit I'm addicted to Vampire Dairies, but I love the Twilight Series.
I like the Twilight series, but why does true love have to between vampires with mortals only, what happened to true love between mortals.
As I haven't been a teenage girl in years, I will reserve judgment on this one
I've read both Vampire Diaries and Twilight books, and I'm gonna say Vampire Diaries. I just love the plot: One girl choosing between two vampire brothers. It rocks! And I'm such a Damon fan!
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm an avid Twilight fan, and I love me some Jacob, but Vampire Diaries just has it. And the show is amazing! They have plot lines different from the book, and I love that!
I'm not really into the whole vampire thing, but i did give Twilight a chance. The Books were okay, but Stephanie Meyer saved all of her talent for her next book, The Host - totally my favorite lol read it like 10 times =P
anyways, I havent read the Vampire Diaries, but i will eventually - i should read them before i make my opinion - but from what i've seen from the show, i'm expecting them to be a lot better than twilight
I'm not going to get into my feelings about the books.
But as for the on screen presentation, I'll say this.
I once referred to True Blood as being the show Twilight wants to be when it grows up.
Well if that's the case, then Vampire Diaries is that kid in school that actually had a job. It didn't have rich parents to support it and give it an allowance, so it had to work for everything it had. It even had to pay its own way through college.
As such, Vampire Diaries has a better grasp on the world than Twilight, the whiny emo punk who has a trust fund for his trust fund, will ever have.
I'd say if you're going to indulge the vampire craze, go straight to the source: well at least the cause of the recent obsession. Without using accusatory words like "stolen from" I'll settle for "inspired by".
The Vampire Diaries was inspired by Twilight which was inspired by The Southern Vampire Mysteries(ie, the "True Blood" books).
Short answer, if you're old enough skip the more juvenile watered down content and introduce yourself to Sookie Stackhouse in The Southern Vampires Mysteries.
Twillight was based on a dream Stephanie Mayers had. While Stephanie Meyers may have read Charlaine Harris' works, I highly doubt it was a direct inspiration.
If you know for certain, please post a link to an interview where Meyers said this.
That being said, the only thing Twilight inspired as far as Vampire Diaries goes is inspiring the network producers to capitalize on the late 2000's vampire craze that the Twilight films kicked off. The stories, however, are of entirely different calibers.
Not taking the bait on that one, Twilight debates never end well. Do I have proof or even evidence that Meyer read and bedazzled Harris' work? No. I am convinced of that due to the high degree of similarity between the two and the time difference between which the two were published. When it comes to The Vampire Diaries I have no personal knowledge or evidence to work off but I have heard from many knowledgeable sources of a suspicious amount of similarities to Twilight.
It could certainly be coincidence, I just don't happen to think it is. Just an opinion, not a fact, but it is my opinion.
No debate required. But the argument that one must have been influenced by the other is a weak one, whether it's opinion or not.
Vampire stories have been popular for over a hundred years. Before Twilight it was Anne Rice. And any vampire novel, no matter how original, was immediately compared to Anne Rice.
Similarly I'm sure many of the pre-Anne Rice writers were compared to Bram Stoker. It's apples to oranges. My point is, I like oranges better.
I'm pretty sure The Vampire Diaries were written long before the Twilight series; but they were probably televised as a result of the Vampire craze.
For entertainment I would much prefer "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer - Season 8."
Vampire Diaries for me all the way!! I have actually not read the twilight book series, and they might be way better than the movies, but the movies kind of get on my nerves. A lot. I also love True Blood!!
Actually this depends on whether you mean Books or TV/Films.
I prefer the Vampire Diaries on TV but didn't enjoy books so gave up reading them. I haven't read the Twilight books but enjoyed the films (to a lesser degree). So if it was just a choice of those two I would have to say Vampire Diaries. Overall though I would choose True Blood series or books over either of them.
Out of these two, I'll say the Vampire Diaries. Not only do the books predate Twilight (the first one was written in 1991), they are more evenly written. Plus the series is still on-going, which allows readers to know the characters more. I'm a little biased toward longer book series.
Reading, Twilight is waaaaay better; watching, Vampire Diaries, definately.
I love twilight. I have read every book multiple times and seen each movie just as many times.
I don't think I will ever be able to choose. My first introduction to vampire fiction was through Twilight. I Love Twilight and I Love Vampire Diaries.
After being tortured by a wife's incessant referrals to Twilight, I relinquished. I read every one. I was - as a male- disappointed by Meyer's attempt to write from the male perspective. The movies have evolved into something I could see again. The character of Bella transformed on film, and in the book I felt Meyers created an emotional vampire- sucked the life out of me to read Bella's constant thoughts before and after every action.... so glad I was never a teenage girl.
As for the Diaries I can say I was, for a while, a constant watcher.Think I would have followed it had their tv schedule in my area hadn't changed.
As for those debating vampires in general, Ann Rice kills with her stories. Interview with A Vampire was Epic.
But of all the Vamp movies out there.... The Lost Boys has a special place for me~
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