It's funny. I can't even look at reviews on Amazon.com and not see someone comparing Twilight with something else. Honestly, though, it gets very annoying. It's used in positive ways, negitive ways, compared to other books/movies like romances; horror; thriller; ect., and vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters.
Put down, made fun of, "lightly teased", and even on a wrestling pictures video I read:
He's not like that in real life. Like Twilight vampires aren't real vampires. See?
Really? You're comparing Twilight to wrestling? That is honestly so off topic it's not even worth the time to think about. Even on Facebook, Fanpop!, or whatever social site I always see Twilight vs. [enter something here]. Don't you get tired of it? I mean, Twilight is very popular and still very recent, in fact it's still happening, but they (fans, non-fans) really don't need to go comparing. Each thing is unique in its own way. Why ruin something special it has and compare and contrast?
Like Twilight versus Harry Potter. What the hell? It is in the same fantasy genre, but comparing wizards to vampires is like comparing cats to dogs. They're both in the same category (Twilight/Harry Potter - Fantasy, cats/dogs - animals), but yet they're so different (Twilight - vampires, Harry Potter - wizards). And asking "Which is better?" is so . . . stupid.
Different people, different opinions. Asking which is better is truly an awful question. Of course Twilight fans would say that, and Harry Potter fans would say that, too. So what's the point?
*** Sort Of Anti-Topic *** - Yes, Twilight's vampires are vampires. They don't age and they drink blood. Just because a vampire doesn't have fangs doesn't make it gay, and by the way gay is a very immature insult and makes people question your own intelligence, if you know what it means or not. Just 'cause Twilight vampires don't have sex 24/7 and don't go around slaughtering, doesn't make them "fakes". Sparkling isn't scary, but people go on about it like it is the entire movie franchise itself! There are only two "dazzling" scenes in the entire books/films: Twilight: Edward exposes himself (the sparkling) to Bella, the meadow, which you could pretty much count them as one because they happened together.
New Moon: Edward removes his shirt in Volterra to expose vampires to humans.
That's it. Why is that so difficult to look beyond? They're like a couple of little kids, hanging on to every minor detail that isn't important.
The "werewolves" aren't even werewolves - they are shapeshifters. Even in Breaking Dawn that is revealed. And they stick to the form of a wolf.
Twilight's vampires, I feel, are very unique. And Stephenie had to be pretty bold herself to write them like that, considering the obvious vampire lore stereotypes. They are strong, so strong they are as stone. And they're cold because they're dead. They don't have fangs, they have stronger emotions than humans, no human can kill them; only other immortals, they're fast, some have special abilities. Sunlight doesn't harm them.
My point is, I think, Twilight is very complex. It goes against the myths, but the nature of them seem to stay intact - dark and dangerous, but draws in human life. It isn't romance, nor horror or thriller, really. A combination of all three.
Twilight is a special story that is rare, beautiful, and if you search deeper than what you are reading or seeing, dark and scary. Mysterious and like an open book at the same time. People may think that Twilight is lame - but why is being different lame? That's not lame, that's unique and different. Blood and sex and obvious scares doesn't mean a good movie or book. Just one that fits the vampire norm. Unoriginal, kind of.
Everbody seems to be involved in it in some way. Hating, loving, or just talking/thinking about it. Even haters find themselves drawn to it - they wouldn't spend so much valuable time hating if they weren't interested in it or entertained themselves with it in their minds at least a small amount, once you think about it.
Thank you for reading.
THANK YOU!!!! I get zoo frustrated when people on tumblr have harry potter gifs making fun of twilight gifs!!!
I totally agree. People, they sparkle because when the were changed, their cells turned hard like diamonds. Now, light reflects off of them, creating sparkles. It also explains why they are impenitratable.