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The Twilight Series is Awful - Really, Really Horribly Awful

Updated on February 16, 2010

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The Twilight Series is Awful - Really, Really Horribly Awful

I'm sure you've heard of the Twilight craze, a series of vampire books written by Stephanie Meyer. Frankly, these books are just terrible, and there should only be two kinds of people reading them: 12-year-old girls, and people seeking to read something humorous. And I say humorous because it IS - the writing is so bad, it's comical. These books are seeking to destroy any glimmering hope that today's youth will emerge as a literate, intelligent generation. And, being a part of that generation myself, that's just not cool with me at all.

I want people to understand how horrible these books are. Truly and honestly just plain bad. Stephanie Meyer just does not write well, and I guess her editors are third graders. Or giraffes. I don't know how these books could land on the shelves, but they have, and they are filled with a copious amount of glaring and awful mistakes.

What makes Twilight so terribly, horribly bad?

Word Usage

Reason #1 as to why Twilight is the worst series ever... oops, I mean the consistently most unfavorable consecution...

Stephanie Meyer makes her writing way more complicated than it should be. I guess this was in an attempt to make her sound intelligent or something, but the end result is just pathetic. It's as though she used a thesaurus to replace every. single. word. "Small town" becomes "diminutive municipality", and it just sounds ridiculous. And don't think for a second that this sort of thing is just here-and-there - it's on nearly every single page.

The thing is you shouldn't use these words just for the sake of having a book full of big, pretty words. Big words don't make a book good - especially if the words are used in the wrong context all over the place. This practice is made especially horrible when you have a plot for a book aimed at teenagers, and you're using words that only a college graduate would be able to understand.

Every English teacher I've ever had always told me that good writing is written simply; using as little words as possible to say what needs to be said. Clearly, this is not a concept that Meyer has ever heard of.

Character Development

These characters are NOT like onions - they have one-layer personalities!

First of all, there is far too much character development, and not enough character to develop, if that makes sense. I mean to say that the characters are flat and predictable and there is zero mystery remaining past the initial paragraph of their introduction.

All of the characters can be summed up in whole in one or two words. Bella is clumsy. Edward is sparkly. Bella's dad is quiet. So on and so forth. The end. No more development of character. Don't think there's some hidden traits to these characters that you'll discover in later books... there's not.

In good books, the reader learns what makes the character who they are throughout the entire book. This is especially true if the book is part of the series! In a series, the reader should not know everything there is to know about the main character in the first two pages. Unfortunately, this is what happens in Twilight.

Boring Plot

Really, eye-gougingly, fall-asleep-reading-it boring.

When it comes to the plot of the book, THERE IS NONE!

One sentence summary of the entire series: A girl falls in love with a vampire, who she winds up with together forever despite a few minor discrepancies.That's it, really. The rest is fluffy, boring filler. The "climax" takes place in the last two chapters of the books and has nothing to do with the preceding 400 pages. The "conflict" is resolved far too easily.

I want to take this opportunity to present Stephanie Meyer with a gift. It's a simple plot graph, similar to many that I received in Elementary school.

See, Stephanie, there needs to be a balance of rising action and falling action, sandwiching a big, juicy peak in the plot. I learned this in first grade, and have written quite a few (albeit simple) stories since then, using this as my guide. If you use this as a tool for your future books, I'm sure you will not have hundreds of websites dedicated to the hate of your story.

Bella Swan: The World's Worst Role Model

Submission and insecurity does NOT make for a character that we should encourage young girls to look up to.

Bella Swan is the main character of the series. Somehow, despite being horribly plain and clumsy (and not to mention a new student at her high school in a really small town), she manages to have several guys fawning all over her without any effort at all.

So, okay, she's a completely unrealistic character. How does that make her a poor role model, you ask?

Well, throughout the series, Bella becomes completely dependent on the "love of her life," a vampire. She is insecure and thrives on his attention When she finds out that he had been watching her sleep, she is delighted, rather than being understandably freaked out. By the end of book one, she is more than ready to give up any ambition to go to college or pursue a normal life, and strongly wishes to be a vampire so she can become immortal and spend the rest of her life with a boy she basically just met. And how does Stephanie Meyer continue this sickening teenage codependent affair? By making Bella continually more and more submissive to "her man" throughout the series. By the time she's eighteen, she's a pregnant vampire.

Great, awesome. Thanks for trying to inspire our youth, Stephanie Meyer.

An open letter to Twilight fans

"But hey! That's not nice! I like Twilight!"

Dear Twilight Fans,

Okay, okay. You like Twilight. I get it. Now please stop plaguing the internet with a million MS Paint "signs" dedicated to your love of it. Stop shoving Twilight down my throat on every website I visit. Just stop already. If I see another Facebook Bumper Sticker about Twilight, I will scream.

And please, please, please stop talking about "Edward". You want to meet a guy like Edward? Really? He's not even real, people. It's a character in a book. I promise you, no matter how much you whine, you will never, ever, ever find a perfect and sparkly 107-year-old vampire who will fall in love with the scent of your blood, and frankly, I think you're really odd for even wanting that in the first place. Seriously, though, cut it out. Edward is not real and you're annoying the rest of us.

Also, could you please stop comparing Twilight to the Harry Potter series? Really, I mean it. Harry Potter is far better than Twilight on so many levels, and that's not even just personal opinion. Nobody could deny the fact that the plot of the Harry Potter series is just so much more developed, and it's just an enjoyable read for all ages. Harry Potter has lasting impressions on everybody that reads it.. for YEARS! Twilight will be forgotten in the next two years, tops.

Kind regards,

Kristensup

Weigh in!

Obviously there ARE sensible and literate fans of Twilight - but why? Can you REALLY defend the series?

The Twilight Series is Awful - Really, Really Horribly Awful

Yes, they are horrible books.

Yes, they are horrible books.

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    • anonymous 2 years ago

      I really don't like Twilight, it's poorly written, hard for young people to understand, and it ruins mythology.

      Ok I understand Twihards sparkly vampires are fabulous, more like fairy princess!

      The movies are even worse, it's a waste of your life, and the actors did a horrible job, even Robert Pattinson actor of Edward hates Twilight.

      Harry Potter is WAY better than Twilight. And if I hear a twihard saying Twilight is more popular, GO TO ORLANDO AND FIND YOUR TWILIGHT THEME PARK. Oh yeah you don't have one.

      Robert Pattinson said he'd rather play Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter than Edward Cullen. .

      The characters are stupid brats, Bella is a mary-sue while Edward is a gary-sue.

      S. Meyer didn't create a new world people can imagine being in, but J. K. Rowling did along with many authors like J. R. R. Toilkein (Author of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit)

      I'm a Harry Potter fan and a LOTR fan, but I like many more series. Twilight, is just ew.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      well, the books have proved that there is such thing out there as bad, sorry understatement, terrible literature to those of us who were previously ignorant of it. So thank you Meyer, for that. Also thank you for the excellent firewood the books have made

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      We should take all the Twilight fans, and put them in a REAL library!

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      I've never read Twilight but it sounds awful.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      I 100% agree with you. Twilight is completely ridiculous.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      A few people have defended Twilight, saying that it's not meant to be high art, but Stephanie Meyer seemsnto think so. She has compared her atrocious yarns with Romeo And Juliet, apparently not realising it is a tragedy, and.....

      The Merchant Of Venice.

      I'll leave a little space there for you to laugh.

      For those of you who have forgotten or don't know, the Merchant Of Venice is about anti-Semitism and disregarding show and appearance.

      Yeah.

      And I would like to disagree with whoever it was as declared The Inheritance Cycle to be trashy. The characters may be sues, but by the end, the themes are death, rebirth, the existence of a higher power, exile and evil. There is also actual doomed love, with one character falling in love with someone who probably doesn't love them and that they will also never see again and another falling in love with someone who is on the other side and then, after the war, goes off to live alone in the mountains.

      Twilight is irredeemable and unforgiven, and it's shadow hangs over every young adult book published since then, as well as everything mention in story i.e Clare De Lune and Wuthering Heights (the book, not the awesome song written by Kate Bush, now back on tour.) .

      Serioudly.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      I am in the twilight demographic. I, and my friends, have an incredibly low opinion of this bilge. It's anti-feminist. It takes the traditional vampire mythology and basically goes "naw, not interested, lets make this bloodthirsty monster SPARKLE!". It has plot holes you could drive a double decker bus through. The characters are as stiff as concrete. Stephanie apparently thinks its awesome to resolve a plot by having a teenager fall in love with a newborn child, and presents this as all well and good. Bram Stoker will rise from his grave. Buffy is sharpening her stakes. Van Helsing is preparing. The only good thing about twilight is that it led to the hunger games gaining attention, sing the hunger games at least has a strong female protaganist. Those campaigning for real vampires may want to cast their eye on the Skulduggery Pleasant series, which has a female protaganist who spends a large amount of time beating the lard out of magical criminals, as well as a vampire romance sub plot thatnspanned 3 books and ended with her having to kill him because he had become possessive and it is later revealed he had murdered many of his past girlfriends. Choice lines include, "you make me want to top my self, you sad little Paranormal Romance reject."

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I prefer Oxford Dictionary. You see, at least I wouldn't be so blunt to assault contention of others with ''fuck you'' in the beginning of one's comment.

      To both side, you have absolute rights to like it or hate it, but keep it to yourself.

      You need not spew horrible sentences, and put flame on anyone dares to go against your liking.

      I never read the book, and possibly would not because I had 54 books on my waiting list, and I barely have anytime but I respect Meyer's fans for being loyal but as soon you grow older, try read it again and see if you still possess that marvelous zeal to such fiction. tq

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I'm twelve, and I actually enjoyed the books to some degree. But, before people ignore this comment, I will say that they are, quite frankly, stupid. I never liked Edward, he wasn't really stalkerish to me, but his whole "Gottah keep u safe, babeh" Attitude really annoyed me. Because, I mean, who wants a guy hanging onto your shoulder all the time telling you not to have fun? Bella, I don't hate, but I wish someone else had been telling this story, or that it was about another relationship entirely and she was just a side character. I only liked Jacob, who was a really cool guy in my opinion and I wished he had killed Edward and put all of us out of our misery.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Even the most idiotic, average girl can tell creepy stalker from interested guy. They would even at least initially play hard to get with bad boy type. Bella seems to want to skip these points altogether. How dare they compare these waste of papers, ink and labour with Harry Potter series?

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      "Every English teacher I've ever had always told me that good writing is written simply; using as little words as possible to say what needs to be said. "

      Do Stephanie Meyer misuse semicolons, too?

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I agree with every word you said. Bella is very bland and rather annoying, as well as an awful role model as you mentioned before. Edward is bland and uninteresting(being a vampire that sparkles like a fairy does not make you attractive-it makes you look girly and weak!). All of the other characters don't really have much of a personality either. Jacob is just as blah as a piece of cardboard, and is only there to create conflict and add another love interest to ensure that the result is a love triangle. Edward becomes possessive and annoyingly stupid throughout the series, while Bella becomes submissive and pathetically clingy. There is no real development, unless you count two already awful characters becoming worse as "development". The relationship between Bella and Edward is agonizingly one-sided; Edward is the king of Bella-Land and Bella follows him like a happy, stupid, air-headed moron.

      I think that I am the only thirteen-year-old girl who hates this abomination of a book.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Which Lord?

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Personally,I am really glad that there are other Potter fans or "Potties" as I call them.

      Thankfully the abomination has ended,thus......peace is restored!

      PRAISE THE LORD I CAN WALK AGAIN!!!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I'm sory, did someone just say twilight is better than harry potter?? I can't hear you over our rollercoaster, website, and millions of fans world wide. They had to change the release date of one of the books because kids were skipping school to go get the newest Harry potter book. *Never insult JK Rowling in front of me* ( changes all twihards into sparkling vampires)

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Thank you for talking about why the Twilight series is awful.

      I can't defend that Twilight is awesome. Or brilliant.

      Because it isn't. The people who love it aren't bad, they don't have a bad taste of literature (some might love Harry Potter the same) but some of the people, not all, they skim the books.

      They are so freakin' long, you can't help but skim it every once in a while.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Dear Stephanie Meyer,

      I applaud you for ruining half of our generation of youth's potential had they not read your....so-called "books". I suggest you stop writing trash such as this as it simply makes us lose faith in humanity when we see your readers and "fans" turn into sluts or whores.

      I also suggest taking a literature lesson, or seek professional help to further improve your writing.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      @Young Reader

      While I am not saying that your generation have crap books or even crap authors, I know that I have come to dislike this book more because of its extreme popularity (let me explain).

      The book can be liked and loved but the result of this fanatic following absolutely makes no sense and the fact that its so mainstream makes me worry on the taste and intelligence of the general public. Furthermore, to compare this juvenile writing style to Harry Potter, which truly deserved its recognition and fame in its overwhelming ability to attract and sustain the interest of readers of all ages, I will not and cannot let (or take) the same to be said about the Twilight series because it simply IS NOT TRUE.

      Simply put: Harry Potter beats Twilights ass. There is no comparison. And readers who don't see that; up your level of literature, for gods sake.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Wow, do I have a bone to pick with this entire series.

      A) Sparkling vampires. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!??

      B) Bella's character is a true and blue Mary Sue. Nothing she ever does is wrong. Even when she becomes a vamp, she doesn't become animalistic like the rest. Nooooooooo, she has a secret super power that is MARY SUE TO THE EXTREME and lets her stay perfect. What a crock

      C) Bad writing. Okay its for 12 year olds. I relent on that. BUT!

      D) DO NOT COMPARE IT TO HARRY POTTER. I have my own issues with the HP series but never have I doubted the writing talent of JK Rowling. Her voice speaks in her writing. Stephanie Meyers makes me want to throw something and scream in agony.

      E) Lastly and worse off, people love this book to death when they don't realize that this is the result of an incredible marketing team. (Kudos to you guys, btw)

      F) oh and SPINE DEBILITATING LABORS ARE NOT COOL. ANYWHERE. ANY BOOK. THE END.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I really hate it when retarded twitards cannot take critism well.....

      Who needs edward when you have Lord Raiden,god of thunder

      and sexy as hell!

      I don't think hes real(im not crazy)but dayum Mortal kombat 9 made him hot!

    What are you talking about? They're genius!

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      • anynomus 12 months ago

        Twilight Fan: OMG i totes luvs twilight xoxoxo

        Snape: I may vomit

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I think they're very intelligent books - they've earned millions out of exploiting the pathetic little fantasies of personality lacking teenagers! Why didn't I think of that!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Write your own book

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Honestly, the books deserve a lot more credit than the movies. The movies were just a waste of time. However, I enjoy reading the books, they're not genius, but they're also not the worst thing out there. Harry Potter was mentioned, I agree that, that's a much better series, with a much better storyline. The actors in the movie are nowhere near portrayed at the characters in the book. They partially ruined the movies with just the acting.. with that aside, I'd like to point out that everyone is entitled to their opinion. Most people that do not like Twilight, are people that have never even read them. They hear about a vampire that glitters, and automatically assume it's going to be crap. I'll admit, she should of just stuck with cliches, but then where is the creativity, some might ask. Those that have read all four books know that they're very fun to read.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Okay i agree with both sides. Yes i have read all the books and seen all of the movies. Don't hit me. And i actually quite enjoy them. There good, but they could be sooooo much better. Also as i was reading it i noticed that half of the words in it i couldn't pronounce! Like WTF? What writer does that in a book that is ment for the ages of 12-18? We are not professors, as you said. I also noticed that yes the characters only have 1 layer. But even with the 1 layer i liked the personality that was given for that character, does that make since? Sorry if i confused anyone. But im on both sides and i had to state both opinions.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        well i dunno im sort of on team edward and sort of on team jacob.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I also don't understand why the hell there is a picture of Kristen Stewart for Bella's part. She is not Bella, she played a role. She is not Em, she played a role.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I agree to some level with you. I've read many books, ranging from YA fiction to Biographies, and I personally believe that these books were very "interesting" to read. First off, Bella is not exactly a horrible role model for young women (Keep in mind this is a FICTION book). She is indeed awkward and to some extent quiet, but she did have some incredible stand-out qualities such as: having (to a certain extent) lady-like morals, or respecting her parents on ground levels. Edward is a "bad guy" (excuse my word choice) but he does change throughout the book. He overcomes the desire of something so taunting (in New Moon) after going through an emotionally diminishing 24 hours. I'm 17, and personally I'd rather read books with incredible diction rather than a novel stating the very skim. A book that was also very good was Pure, yet it upset me in so many ways. The author used WAY to many (short) sentences and her third-person wasn't exactly up-to-beat with me. Her writing reminds me of using a more "simple" context in every way possible. I do agree that Harry Potter was much better written than Twilight though. But since I'm a freak for love stories I'd rather read Twilight instead. Your opinion is very respected by me, since a lot of it makes sense. Thanks!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Omgggg lolzybubblesss i totes luv twilight!!! So gud and omg i luv edward so muchiesssss xoxo! Im going 2marry him omgomgomgomgogm!!!

        And that, ladies and gentlemen is how you so called 'twihearts' sound like. I get it, you guys think the books are absolutely phenomenal, but please stop with the edward fantasy bull crap, it's seriously getting annoying.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        TWILIGHT IS THE BEST SERIES EVER HATERZZ! I AM TURNING THIRTEEN IN AUGUST AND I JUST LOVE EDWARD, HES SO SWEET AND ROMANTIC AND I WISH I WERE BELLA SO I CAN RELY COMPLETELY ON SOME SPARKLY DEAD-GUY AND..lol i can't even pretend to like this atrocious series. HUNGER GAMES FTW!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Yea twilight rocks( JUST KIDDinG) fucking worst movie in the world not to mention the annoying ass Fans stupid bitches :)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I love twilight it is a masterpiece and the story of our generation.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Sure they're badly written. But they're entertaining. Sure girls want a jake or an Edward. But how is that any different then wanting your very own captain America? If you don't like it, that's fine. But stop shoving if down my throat. If I see one more I hate Twilight.... Jeez. They're popular. Get over it.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        ...Kidding. It sucks ass!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I turned fourteen four months ago, and frankly, I'm insulted by the allegation that young readers don't know better. I read pulp fiction, and I read Beowulf; I've enjoyed Harry Potter, Eragon, and Paradise Lost. The younger generation isn't to be pitied, coerced, or criticized.

        Twilight is 'junk fiction', true, but so is nearly every other popular modern fantasy or noir book out there. How many of you enjoy the Dresden Files or the Inheritance Cycle? When you were young, didn't you pore over those Goosebump and Candy Apple books? I'm not even going to go in depth about the Japanese manga/anime nonsense craze that's gripped the Western youth.

        What's important to remember is that while Meyer aspires to lyrical poetry, we can still savor her fiction on a lower level. This world isn't composed solely of the Dickensian elite, and it would do some of you some good to remember that.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        you know what twihards fans are: that's right, it's time for DESU because that's also the desu-ing twihards are, DESUTARDS!!!! time TO MUCK UP THIS PLACE!!!!! /B/ STYLE! DESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESU

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i think its good . and pyar ki ak khani is very similar to this and its beautiful .

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Twilight is such a great movie(: you don't understand anything that your talking about Stephanie Meyer is such a great talented writer. Look at how many people enjoy the books and movies its really said that you spend your time writing negative things about it, when your one of the few people who don't like it. If you hate it so much keep your opinions to yourself no one wants to hear it especially all the twilight fans.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No, I really hate them. But I DO love people who have no ability to spell properly. Dear:

        Complicated, not compplicated

        Grammar, not gramar.

        Marginally, not MARGINIABLY.

        Marginable is related to stock trading. Sweetie, really. Pick up a real book. The twilight series is one of those romance books trashy lonely women read, just dumbed down for teens. Read some Dickenson, e.e.cummings, J.K.Rowling for gods sake. REAL woman writers with talent and drive. Yes, you can read what you want, but frankly, Stephanie Meyer should not be read by adolescent girls. Or,well,anyone.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        FUCK YOU I CAN READ WHATEVER I WANT IM THIRTEEN EDWARD IS BETTER THAN ANY REAL BOY IN OUR SCHOOL YOUR JUST JEALOUS YOU CAN READ ALL THE LONG COMPPLICATED WORDS I THINK YOUR GRAMAR SHOULD BE IMPROVED MARGINIABLY

      Are you a fellow Twilight hater? Do you dislike the Twilight for any other reasons?

      Drop me a line

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          Rachel Field 7 years ago

          Have you read Cleolinda's thoughts on Twilight?

          http://cleolinda.livejournal.com/602881.html

          And this: http://otahyoni.livejournal.com/130432.html#cutid1

          A breakdown of all the hilarious description and stats

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          drifter0658 lm 7 years ago

          LMAO.....finally, the truth!

          That second link MR gives is way too funny!

          Thanks!

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          mopngloflo 7 years ago

          You are whrong! I love the Twilight seris. It is the best thang I have iver reed. You suke!! Whay donut you go haiting somewhere else. LUZER!!

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          greenerme 7 years ago

          I know nothing about Twilight, haven't read the book or seen the movie, but I'm glad FINALLY someone made an anti Twilight lens. It's about time!

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          SissaGoose 7 years ago

          I love you Kristen, and your brutally honest analysis.

          When I always talk about how poorly written the Twilight series is, people just scoff and assume I'm jealous of the author's success.

          I would be quite ashamed being made famous from these horrible excuses for books.

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          Carol Fisher 7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

          I really can't comment on the Twilight series because I've never read any of them but this lens made me laugh. I love it.

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          MikeMoore LM 7 years ago

          Great lens! I've never read the Twilight series, but I know my wife did and loved every page. Anyway, this was a very entertaining lens. It's nice to see an opposing opinion too.

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          unique freak77 7 years ago

          AHAHAHAHAHA. I LOVE this lens. Amazing! Made me laugh while pointing the so obvious flaws in Twilight. I actually kind of liked the first Twilight book, even though I knew how horrible it was, there was just something enticing about it. So yeah, I do kinda like the first book, but I agree with all your points. But it's tragic some of the levels these fans reach with obsession. Not just tragic, scary, haha.

          5 stars and favoriting! Also, lensrolling to my lens, "Edward Cullen-Stalker?" :)

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          Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

          I haven't read the books nor seen the movies. I expect one day I will. In the meantime, it is nice to hear another point of view. Nicely done; blessed by a SquidAngel.

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          inkserotica 7 years ago

          I've never read the books and never want to especially now :) Well said! 5*

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          nevillelongbottomismybf 7 years ago

          Excellent! I tip my hat off to you. I personally haven't read Twilight, but I've heard bad things about it from my friend who has read it and my aunt, who said it was "the biggest waste of her time." Twitards really just need to read some good literature and then think, "Is Twilight really OMG THE BESTEST BOOK EVA?"

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          Carol Fisher 7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

          Blessed by an Angel.

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          carny 6 years ago

          Some Twilight fans honestly scare me - but I don't think I should say anything bad about the books as I haven't read them. I saw the first Twilight movie though. I thought it was terrible, then I went online and read the book reviews and decided it's not for me :)

          I'm sometimes tempted to read it though, to see if it's really as bad as everyone says.

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          HarryPotterHedgehog 6 years ago

          This is really awesome(: very well thought out and all, really great, concise reasons. Way to have the guts to post this and brave the downpour of twihards. :D

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          RealAnise 5 years ago

          GREAT essay!! Okay, I'm going to start out by saying that:

          A. I've read all the Twilight books, far more times than I'd like to admit

          and

          B.Yes, I've seen all the movies, too. (hides)

          AND

          C. I'm a Christian. No, not THAT kind of Christian (is sure everyone is picturing wild-eyed Bible-thumping fundamentalists.) However, that fact does give me some insight into what goes on with so many Christians who ARE both fundamentalist and conservative, and who have melted into little puddles of goo over Twilight. I think that religious people have hyperventilated over a couple of points that seemed very appealing to their belief structures-- such as Edward refusing to have sex with Bella before marriage-- and ignoring the other 800,000 things that should have been red flags.

          Bella actually does think specifically about her religious beliefs (or lack thereof) at one point in New Moon, and then just dismisses them. She states more than once that she doesn't really care if she loses her soul, as long as she's with Edward. How about her yapping on repeatedly about how she didn't really care if she went to heaven or not, as long as she ended up with him? If I actually WERE arguing this in that variety of Christian forum, I'd get into the entire 2 Corinthians 5 discussion, where Paul clearly states that the kind of relationship Bella gets into with Edward after knowing him for, oh, about 2 weeks is the kind that we are explicitly told we should only have with God (yes, this really only makes sense if you're a Biblical literalist, but that's kind of the whole point here.) In fact, the entire vampire/werewolf theme really SHOULD have been enough to cause fundies to light big bonfires made up of nothing but several Amazon truckloads-worth of Twilight copies (and let's not forget the point in Twilight where Bella stated that she didn't really care if Angela turned out to be a witch...) but rarely a discouraging word was said.

          Really, there was nothing from Christians (conservative or otherwise) that compared to the stupid outcry against Harry Potter, even though everything about Twilight should have been much more disturbing.

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          RealAnise 5 years ago

          GREAT essay!! Okay, I'm going to start out by saying that:

          A. I've read all the Twilight books, far more times than I'd like to admit

          and

          B.Yes, I've seen all the movies, too. (hides)

          AND

          C. I'm a Christian. No, not THAT kind of Christian (is sure everyone is picturing wild-eyed Bible-thumping fundamentalists.) However, that fact does give me some insight into what goes on with so many Christians who ARE both fundamentalist and conservative, and who have melted into little puddles of goo over Twilight. I think that religious people have hyperventilated over a couple of points that seemed very appealing to their belief structures-- such as Edward refusing to have sex with Bella before marriage-- and ignoring the other 800,000 things that should have been red flags.

          Bella actually does think specifically about her religious beliefs (or lack thereof) at one point in New Moon, and then just dismisses them. She states more than once that she doesn't really care if she loses her soul, as long as she's with Edward. How about her yapping on repeatedly about how she didn't really care if she went to heaven or not, as long as she ended up with him? If I actually WERE arguing this in that variety of Christian forum, I'd get into the entire 2 Corinthians 5 discussion, where Paul clearly states that the kind of relationship Bella gets into with Edward after knowing him for, oh, about 2 weeks is the kind that we are explicitly told we should only have with God (yes, this really only makes sense if you're a Biblical literalist, but that's kind of the whole point here.) In fact, the entire vampire/werewolf theme really SHOULD have been enough to cause fundies to light big bonfires made up of nothing but several Amazon truckloads-worth of Twilight copies (and let's not forget the point in Twilight where Bella stated that she didn't really care if Angela turned out to be a witch...) but rarely a discouraging word was said.

          Really, there was nothing from Christians that compared to the outcry against Harry Potter, even though everything about Twilight should have been much more disturbing.

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          sillyorchid1983 5 years ago

          I would like to say this:

          TWILIGHT IS THE EPITAMY OF RUN ON SENTENCES! First off, any book that begins its series with the word OMNIPRESENCE, already exclaims the writer is an over achiever! I mean really vampires in daylight! Seriously, I am an avid reader and fan of Vampire series and chronicles. I truly believe that vampires are nocturnal fictitious creatures that needn't anymore improvement. Stephanie Meyers really shouldn't be placed up there as an accomplished literate. Simply, because most great books are simple and verbiage can be comprehended. In all fairness I realize she wanted her fan base to grow and mature with her books, however the last time I checked by the time I was 18 I still didn't know what love really was or even now its still a complicated matter!!!! Really, Twilighter's get a LIFE!!! LOL!!

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          anonymous 2 years ago

          I have read the books, and have seen the movies (yes, all of them, even the parody one), and I don't get why you dislike Twilight that much. I mean, sure, the books are poor written and shit, but let face it, they provide us great entertainment. Now, whenever you write something, you can always look at the Twilight series and tell yourself: "Hey, what do you know, at least mine makes much more sense. And easier to understand". Not only that, thanks to Twilight, we now have lots of interesting pages online tell us why Twilight sucks and why our dearest Bella is the member of the Sue clan. You can't tell me they don't make you laugh, because I'm sure they do. So, better appreciate Twilight, people.

          Oh, btw, Twilight fans, just fuck off and die, I'm serious. Just because you like the series and the others don't does not give you the right to go crazy and shit whenever someone says Twilight is awful. Just get a life or something instead of fantasizing about Eddy the sparkly vampire all the time. And really, stop plotting the murder of those who dislike the series. You don't really have a gut to do that anyway.

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          Anonymous 21 months ago

          Twilight is just terrible... No other way to say it

          "Hi my name is Bella Swan, I fall in love with a vampire and am not freaked out at all by the fact that he stalks me. In fact, I love him so much that when dumped me, I tried to commit suicide!"

          Nice going there Stephanie Meyer.....

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          Muffin 20 months ago

          Twilight is terrible.

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