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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 01:43:41 PM »
*twitch* Twihards? Twitards? *twitch*

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 04:15:22 PM »
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It was chapter three, and it was the breakup of Bella and Edward; it hit me so hard emotionally that I had to cancel dinner with friends. At that point I was 29, 30 years old, and to make me cry? That's when I knew Stephenie Meyer was a brilliant writer."

...Wow...kinda sad.

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009, 04:53:55 PM »
Twilight Convention? Someone call in a bomb threat!

Offline Jadyn

Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 07:27:14 PM »
...Wow...kinda sad.

You just spoke my mind. Only I'm not sure which is worse: the fact that the guy was actually hit that hard emotionally or the fact that he cancelled dinner because of it.

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"I bought the first two books for my boss," said 38-year-old Kathy Campbell...

I'd get fired if I did that.

Offline TheWriter

Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2009, 05:16:26 PM »

Offline Maeven

Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2009, 05:26:25 PM »
*coughs* Okay, okay. I'll admit it. I've read all the books. Not only did I read them all, I did it in about 9 days. 

I actually, really, really liked the series and don't really 'get' the extremely passionate dislike it inspires other than the extremely passionate desire of folks to separate themselves from 'everyone else' by claiming dislike of anything that 'everyone else' really likes.

Yes. I'm a card carrying Britney Spears fan too.  *stares* I do not and did not ever like New Kids on the Block though.  I have to draw the line SOMEwhere.  *giggles*

You just spoke my mind. Only I'm not sure which is worse: the fact that the guy was actually hit that hard emotionally or the fact that he cancelled dinner because of it.

When I read that scene, I didn't cancel dinner, but I'm pretty sure I teared up and felt that tug in my belly when I read something that's emotionally compelling.

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2009, 06:24:18 PM »
You know from my experience conventions are normally bad but this is so much worse sounding to me.

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009, 07:27:54 PM »
*coughs* Okay, okay. I'll admit it. I've read all the books. Not only did I read them all, I did it in about 9 days. 

I actually, really, really liked the series and don't really 'get' the extremely passionate dislike it inspires other than the extremely passionate desire of folks to separate themselves from 'everyone else' by claiming dislike of anything that 'everyone else' really likes.

Yes. I'm a card carrying Britney Spears fan too.  *stares* I do not and did not ever like New Kids on the Block though.  I have to draw the line SOMEwhere.  *giggles*

When I read that scene, I didn't cancel dinner, but I'm pretty sure I teared up and felt that tug in my belly when I read something that's emotionally compelling.

Agreed..100%...
Maeven I adore you now.

Offline Shiri

Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009, 09:22:49 PM »
My brain malfunctioned at "Twilight" and "Trek" being in the same title. o_O;

Offline Mnemaxa

Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2009, 09:28:14 PM »
Do you want to pay $200.00 to touch the hands of the woman whose fingers grace the covers of the books?

That's what she charges. 

And people paid it last time.

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2009, 09:53:18 PM »
Do you want to pay $200.00 to touch the hands of the woman whose fingers grace the covers of the books?

That's what she charges. 

And people paid it last time.
... ... ... I need to write me a trashy series of novels so I can get two hundred big ones a shake!

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2009, 10:16:06 PM »
Do you want to pay $200.00 to touch the hands of the woman whose fingers grace the covers of the books?

That's what she charges. 

And people paid it last time.

Stephenie Meyer is the smartest person on earth.

Offline Risa

Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2009, 11:11:34 PM »
Alright, time for me to get out my saw. This is just too much. >< But oh well, I suppose we expected it to happen eventually.

Offline Maeven

Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2009, 08:11:26 AM »
Agreed..100%...
Maeven I adore you now.

So, who was your favorite character? *girlygiggles*

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2009, 03:01:26 PM »
Alright, time for me to get out my saw. This is just too much. >< But oh well, I suppose we expected it to happen eventually.
I'll bring the C4 if you bring the cookies, and lets not mix them this time that did not end well...

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2009, 09:25:34 PM »
So, who was your favorite character? *girlygiggles*

Jacob all the way for this girl!!!! *Sawooon*
I really liked Ness too. (Love the little kid that is super smart)

I guess my fave vamp is Jasper, his backstory is just awesome.

But Im a wolf girl.. can't help it. *giggles and grins*

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2009, 10:00:00 PM »
*coughs* Okay, okay. I'll admit it. I've read all the books. Not only did I read them all, I did it in about 9 days. 

I actually, really, really liked the series and don't really 'get' the extremely passionate dislike it inspires other than the extremely passionate desire of folks to separate themselves from 'everyone else' by claiming dislike of anything that 'everyone else' really likes.

When I read that scene, I didn't cancel dinner, but I'm pretty sure I teared up and felt that tug in my belly when I read something that's emotionally compelling.

Totally with you here.
I love the books. Have them all.
Seen the movie and loved it. Have it on DVD.

I love Twilight, the whole series, and can't wait for the rest to come out movie-wise.
However, I'm not like some of those lunatics out there who want to change their name to Somethingsomething Cullen or whatever-the-fuck-else and buy all of the merchandise.

And I just don't understand all of the major dislike for the series. I can understand the whole thing with people not liking the sparkly vampire bit; because vampires aren't 'supposed' to be sparkly and whatnot.


But...yeah. Why hate it so badly?
I just can't wrap my mind around it or understand why. It totally escapes me.

And honestly... Stephenie Meyer is not the greatest author ever. But I do have to say that she is, in my opinion, pretty good. I read like there is no tomorrow and see a shitload of very different writing styles. Hers appeals to me, personally, and it's good. Not the best but certainly not the worst or anything.

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2009, 11:53:11 PM »
The same reason I hate Slipknot, the Dallas Cowboys, and other such entities: The fans just ruin it.

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2009, 11:56:33 PM »
O.O;

You hate Slipknot?!?

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2009, 12:18:31 AM »
Aside from Brokencyde it's probably the worst crap I've ever heard. I'm a metal purist.

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2009, 12:37:54 AM »
GAH!

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Blasphemy.

Offline Maeven

Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2009, 08:05:37 AM »
Jacob all the way for this girl!!!! *Sawooon*
I really liked Ness too. (Love the little kid that is super smart)

I guess my fave vamp is Jasper, his backstory is just awesome.

But Im a wolf girl.. can't help it. *giggles and grins*

Jasper was my favorite too... especially in the last two books.  *nods*

But Jacob never appealed to me and I had a hard time trying to wrap my head around his appeal for Bella (especially considering Edward) but then again, I'm not really into the wolf thing so that probably explains it.

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2009, 08:53:51 AM »
I liked Edward ok but something about him... he just pissed me off.
He was too whiney... he gave up too easy. Too moody for my tastes.

Jake fought... hard.. but lost in the end. He didnt give up, never abandoned Bella. (IMO)

And I do love wolves more than vamps.

But I loved the books..read them in a matter of days and yes I will be there to see New Moon!

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Re: Twilight Convention
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2009, 08:59:14 AM »
Totally with you here.
And I just don't understand all of the major dislike for the series. I can understand the whole thing with people not liking the sparkly vampire bit; because vampires aren't 'supposed' to be sparkly and whatnot.


But...yeah. Why hate it so badly?
I just can't wrap my mind around it or understand why. It totally escapes me.

And honestly... Stephenie Meyer is not the greatest author ever. But I do have to say that she is, in my opinion, pretty good. I read like there is no tomorrow and see a shitload of very different writing styles. Hers appeals to me, personally, and it's good. Not the best but certainly not the worst or anything.

 I think a good amount of the dislike is how she rapes (literally) the vampire theme. My daughter has some of the books and the movie, which I've seen since my comp sits with a good view of the TV so I end up watching a lot of my children's videos (Naruto anyone?) We have some other vampire movies and none of them are as bad as Twilight. There doesnt seem to be any bad sides to being a vampire. Other than some characters moaning and complaining about how bad it is to be ungodly powerful and having a singular diet. 

 It literally seems to come across as, 'Oh, I'm so powerful and strong ' *flex* 'I'll live forever drinking blood and I sparkle!' *gleam* 'Oh, and dear, you do what I say, when I say and how I say. I know better than you, I'm a vampire' *makes pouty face*