Dec 05 2009

Seriously?

Published by at 9:58 pm under Twilight

Someone got to this website today by Googling “how could anybody hate Twilight?”  Indeed!  How could anyone could hate books about vampires that are so hot they sparkle and female protagonists that are as helpless as they are flaky?  If you need more help resolving this mystery, please see this and this.

28 responses so far

28 Responses to “Seriously?”

  1. Tomon 06 Dec 2009 at 4:51 am

    The fact that they reached this website by typing that is truly shows that we are bastions of all that is good and noble in this world. Comrades, I salute you.

  2. B. Macon 06 Dec 2009 at 6:23 am

    When I Googled “how could anybody hate Twilight?” just now, SN had the top two results. #4 was a comment in response to a post on sodahead.com about how much Stephen King hated Twilight. The comment read (unedited): thats not right i cant believe that he hates twilight how could anybody hate twilight~

    A mystery indeed.

    However, I know a few brilliant women that are absolutely nuts for Twilight. I bet they wonder why a lot of otherwise smart guys like guy stuff like sports and geekery (and even superhero stories, or so I’ve heard ;-) ).

  3. Wingson 06 Dec 2009 at 11:01 am

    Yes! Our cause has served the first salvo of Twilight fangirl pain….

    Long live the Superhero Nation branch of the Protectors Of The Plot Continuum!

    - Wings

  4. ShardReaperon 06 Dec 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats, sir. I salute you.

  5. Ragged Boyon 06 Dec 2009 at 6:01 pm

    That’s pretty funny. Since the release of New Moon here in Jacksonville we’ve been hit hard with Twilight fever. I hate it!

    Overheard while walking to class:

    Girl 1: I’m for Team Jacob. He is sooooo hot.

    Girl 2: Whatever! Team Edward all the way.

    Girl 1: (female dog)!

    This is only one of many incidents and spirited debates. Ugh.

  6. beccaon 06 Dec 2009 at 7:06 pm

    If I HAD to pick… Team Jacob haha.
    At least he can act.

  7. B. Macon 06 Dec 2009 at 9:09 pm

    When it comes to Jacksonvillains, I’m on Team Tebow, not Team Garrard.

  8. B. Macon 06 Dec 2009 at 9:20 pm

    I think that Twilight’s Team Edward vs. Team Jacob marketing is succeeding at what Marvel attempted with Civil War (registration supporters vs. registration opponents). Civil War’s tagline was “Whose side are you on?” But Twilight has been fairly even-handed (both Edward and Jacob have some positive traits and some flaws). In contrast, Civil War’s writing was heavily slanted against the registration proponents.

  9. Tomon 07 Dec 2009 at 10:06 am

    Tebow? I know a guy who got accidentally slammed by him. (He was a photographer standing at the sides)

  10. B. Macon 07 Dec 2009 at 10:41 am

    Ooh, rough. Notre Dame’s former coach, Charlie Weis, got NAILED by a defensive player when he was on the sidelines. I think he ended up breaking his leg. Unfortunately, we couldn’t put him on injured reserve.

  11. Lighting Manon 07 Dec 2009 at 11:45 am

    I think the Civil War issue arose more out of investment than the slant of the writing, comic book readers are a cowardly and superstitious lot, and with Civil War, they were being told to care and pick a side, and the most vocal majority believe that modern Marvel can do no right, whereas, Twilight fans are highly obsessive and would easily take Meyer’s word over the word of God, so the promotion works because Twilight could make millions selling black pieces of paper that read “Twilight” in Times New Roman for fifty three dollars a piece.

    Given what little knowledge I possess (which is having seen both movies with music blaring into my ears, paying little attention, and reading about the mythos of the werewolves on Wikipedia) I’d think the series is heavily slanted against Edward, from a sane person’s perspective. He’s a homicidal, suicidally obsessive, pedophile, while the racist stereotype only becomes a pedophile when he starts dating a six year old towards the end of series.

    Boy, that Meyer person is really messed up.

  12. Wingson 07 Dec 2009 at 11:53 am

    To drive the point home, Breaking Dawn gave the most hardcore girl I know nightmares. As in see-a-therapist, rock-back-and-forth-in-your-chair-while-explaining-them nightmares. Poor girl.

    Y’know, I’m very surprised that Catholics (Let it be known that I’m Catholic and this is in no way an attack) haven’t cracked down on Twilight like they did on Harry Potter and The Golden Compass. Discussed this with a random person the other day and came up with this explanation:

    Me: *gasp* Oh my gosh! Stephanie Meyer brainwashed the Pope!

    …It makes sense!

    - Wings

    ((Mods, you are free to take that last part down if you think it’s offensive. My apologies just in case))

  13. B. Macon 07 Dec 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Hmm– did the Vatican weigh in against Harry Potter? I haven’t looked into it at all, but I thought the opposition to HP was a few small sects.

  14. Wingson 07 Dec 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I don’t think so…then again, I’m an idiot. Someone smack me with a herring.

    Still, I’d never even heard of The Golden Compass before everyone got so mad at it…now I’m afraid to read it since that would just gives my church another reason to break out the holy water and crucifixes and use them on me…Yeesh!

    - Wings

  15. B. Macon 07 Dec 2009 at 4:19 pm

    In retrospect, the situation’s probably a bit more mixed than I thought. According to Reuters, the Vatican’s newspaper gave the Halfblood Prince movie a thumbs up on moral grounds. That’s a bit of a step back from then-Cardinal Ratzinger (now the Pope) writing that the HP series could corrupt the young.

  16. PaintedSainton 07 Dec 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I remember when I was a kid, Pokemon, Digimon, and Harry Potter were considered genuinely evil by my church. As in, they linked to Satan because the suffix ‘mon’ implied monsters, and monsters implied demonism. And then one lady claimed she saw Satan’s name in one of the episodes of Pokemon. This church had several schisms in the past, so beliefs were skewered immensely. Kind of scary, looking back, I wasn’t aware of the problems when I was a child.

  17. B. Macon 09 Dec 2009 at 9:29 am

    Pokemon promotes slavery. And juvenile delinquency! Pokemon tells kids to drop out of school to go on adventures with rodents of dubious character.

  18. PaintedSainton 09 Dec 2009 at 10:39 am

    There was a moral dissonance when I went to another church after that, because they didn’t mind that their children read Harry Potter, went out for halloween, played with the Pokemon cards, or watched Digimon. So it made no sense for me as a child.

    Somewhat reminds me of the double standard between teenagers and adults doing mass shoot-outs: if it’s teenagers, Jack Thompson was right about video games ruining the minds of the young. If it was an adult(s) in the same situation, he had a deep psychological disorder that caused him to act out, or a terrible past that fueled his hate.

  19. The ReTARDISed Whovianon 20 Dec 2009 at 2:17 am

    “Pokemon promotes slavery. And juvenile delinquency! Pokemon tells kids to drop out of school to go on adventures with rodents of dubious character”.

    Also, it encourages parents to allow their children to venture around in the wild, capturing animals that may attack them if they don’t like them enough, and if their level is sufficiently low the kid and Pokemon could be killed by wild ones or even other people.

    Pokemon is also dubbed into English by devils. James/Kojiro agrees with me:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZlIcJbbm08

    The character got a Victreebell stuck on his head and his voice was muffled, but reversed you can clearly hear him declare that “Leo Burnett and 4Kids are the devil!”

    Also, the reason I haven’t been around a lot is because do heaps of chores to earn the cash for a convention ticket. ;) I can’t wait, I’m already counting down.

  20. The ReTARDISed Whovianon 20 Dec 2009 at 2:30 am

    Whoops, that should be “because I’ve had to do heaps of chores” I fail. As usual, haha.

    At my school, outside the library is a set of three Twilight posters, one for New Moon, one of Edward and one of Jacob. Then there is a sign, too. “Are you Team Edward, or Team Jacob?” (shudder)

    A girl from my class saw me looking at them, a look of “What the hell?” on my face.

    Her: “What team are you on?”

    Me: “Neither, I hate Twilight. But I belong on two main teams for another fandom: Team Kira, and Team L”.

    Her: “Haha, Death Note fan?”

    Now I know four Death Note fans at school besides myself, we all hate Twilight. All of us, the girls at least, would take a psychotic, genocidal teenager or a scruffy sugar-addicted hermit detective over a sparkly vampire any day of the week. Hell, as long as we remained useful, there’d be less danger with Light than having a guy lose control and suck blood out of our necks.

    (laughs maniacally) The vampires sparkle! Ahahahahaha! That always cracks me up, they’re like bloodsucking pixies! Hahahahaha! (regains composure) …yeah…

  21. Lighting Manon 20 Dec 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Off-topic, but as an American Doctor Who fan who watched it last night, I feel I should tell you that Waters of Mars was terrible and Ood Sigma looked far too much like Lady Gaga. I think Canada might be planning retaliation in the form of military action, but then again, I also think Canada eats French fries with gravy on them and that’s just crazy.

  22. Beccaon 20 Dec 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Only French Canadians eat poutine. I’m an English Canadian who doesn’t like it :)

    PS – it’s gravy and cheese chunks.

  23. PaintedSainton 20 Dec 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I think poutine is fattening and marvelous. :D

    I think that in general, people who start to take fantasy too seriously are all equal under my scrutiny. I wouldn’t care which fandom it is, because there is no saner form of fangirling above all. Btw, also a Deathnote fan here.

  24. Wingson 21 Dec 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Hooray! More followers! Join the cause, mortals, and kill Twilight!

    *uses an L plushie as a stress ball*

    - Wings

  25. Ragged Boyon 21 Dec 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Hmm, I’ve noticed that Deathnote sure is popular on this site. I wish I would have followed up on it better. But If anyone wants to talk about Bleach, I’m here. Ugh, I’m such a Bleach nerd…

  26. Wingson 22 Dec 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I have heard of this “Bleach”. However, like many other things in the universe, I have no clue what it’s all about.

    Er…what special interests can I bring to the table…I got nothing. Sigh…

    - Wings

  27. Scribblaron 22 Dec 2009 at 1:18 pm

    From Wikipedia:

    A bleach is a chemical that removes colors or whitens, often via oxidation. Common chemical bleaches include household chlorine bleach, a solution of approximately 3–6% sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), and oxygen bleach, which contains hydrogen peroxide or a peroxide-releasing compound such as sodium perborate, sodium percarbonate, sodium persulfate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, or urea peroxide together with catalysts and activators, e.g. tetraacetylethylenediamine and/or sodium nonanoyloxybenzenesulfonate. To bleach something is to apply bleach, sometimes as a preliminary step in the process of dyeing. Bleaching powder is calcium hypochlorite.

    Many bleaches have strong bactericidal properties, and are used for disinfecting and sterilizing. Most bleaches are hazardous if ingested or inhaled, and should be used with care.

    Also, this is quite possibly the biggest word ever written on SN – nonanoyloxybenzenesulfonate.

    Nice.

  28. PaintedSainton 22 Dec 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Eh, I read Bleach too, but it’s disappointing me greatly. I like the art a lot, and the story had so much potential, but it’s just not so interesting. However, I will be shameful and say I’m actually enjoying Naruto and Black Lagoon as of now.

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