The extremely occasional blog of Colleen Lindsay, professional nerd, cat herder, publishing optimist, and sartorial tragedy.
Oh wow!The author of that lived on my floor in college!Glad to see he's doing so well. ^_^
I snorted blackberry brandy out my nose reading that "screenplay." Not recommended (the snorting, not the screenplay).
i just came back from Saudi Arabia to see this whole Twilight mania blowing up... what the hell?!?1
Hee hee hee. I'm such a freak. I read all 4 books. I let my young teenage daughter read them. We had long heartfelt discussions about why this whole thing is wrong wrong wrong and how it's a whole cautionary tale on what NOT to look for in a boyfriend - and then I took her and another 14 year old girl to see the movie on opening night. I've never been in a room full of shrieking teenage girls. My hearing has almost returned to normal...Now I think I'll let her read this! "Who's the albino wolverine?"SNORT!
I just finished reading the book for work. (No, seriously! I work at a library. :-) And that spoof summed up my opinion of it. And Heidi, you're my Twilight Mom Hero! The vast majority around here are of the "Isn't he dreamy, stalking her like that?" variety.
I actually enjoyed the books - say what you will, the girl knows how to write suspense! But yeah, it's good heart-to-heart discussion fodder, whether or not that was the intent...My kid hasn't even read the "10 times shorter" and she's already talking about printing if off and taking it to schoolj!
LOL! That one is sure to be a timeless classic.
I would almost be amused if the author of the article wasn't extremely fatphobic, slightly homophobic, and misogynistic himself. Way to make fun of something while making similarly offensive comments.I agree that the books are misogynistic, unrealistic, and a little too sneaky Mormon, but I think I could have said it much better than Mr. Hilton. No offense to people who think his article was funny- I've seen the movie and read the books, and I enjoyed them even though I know that they have a lot of problematic content. I think they key is to always be aware of that, and not let people off the hook in the end.
"Who's the albino wolverine?"I snorted on that one, too! Damn funny.I haven't read the books. I couldn't get past the first chapter of the first one, but having worked with its target audience, I can see why they like it. It's just not for me.
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