I got angry just reading this article - what do you guys think?

 

http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2010/11/01/anne-rice-twilight?xrs=eml...

 

Anne Rice Calls 'Twilight Saga' A 'Failure Of The Imagination'

Oh snap! The grand dame of vampire literature, Anne Rice, had some not-so-nice things to say about Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga" universe in a recent interview with New Jersey's The Star-Ledger while promoting her new novel "Of Love and Evil." We're wondering if this will spark a verbal smack-down in the bloodsucking book world!

"['Twilight']’s based on a really silly premise: that immortals would go to high school. It's a failure of imagination, but at the same time, that silly premise has provided Stephenie Meyer with huge success," Anne said. "The idea that if you are immortal you would go to high school instead of Katmandu or Paris or Venice, it’s the vampire dumbed down for kids. But it's worked. It's successful. It makes kids really happy."

It's not too surprising that Anne had less-than-sweet nothings to whisper about the series that has made vampires the hottest supernatural property around and virtually diluted a genre that had been a sophisticated cultural metaphor. Still, wow, those are some pretty harsh words towards Stephenie! Anne did add that "it's almost like a stroke of genius to put vampires in high school," but that still sounds a bit derogatory to us.

When speaking about how she always viewed the vampire, Anne said, "I always thought of the vampire as being a metaphor for the outsider in each of us, the criminal, the predator. I was writing about a mythical being that represented our own dark sides." She added, "Part of the mystery of being a human being is that mixture of the spiritual and the animalian. We have the capacity to murder, but also the capacity to love and respond and be tender to those in need."

Anne was sure to emphasize that, despite the range of vampires presented in pop culture since she released "Interview With the Vampire" in 1976—from "The Twilight Saga" to "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries"—they are still fictional characters. "They’re fantasy characters, and we have to keep reminding ourselves of this. They don’t exist," she said. "I get e-mails from people who are outraged that I watch 'True Blood.' They say, 'How can you condone the evil of "True Blood."' I say, 'Are you kidding? Vampires aren’t real. Keep that in mind.'"

 

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Thank you, Anne Rice, for telling us again, that vampires aren't real (we already knew it) but F*** YOU AND YOUR OPINION!!!!
I love that!!! My sister told me I was overreacting but I was pissed off when I read that article.
WOW!!!! We don't care what Anne thinks, the  any of the books in
the Twilight series could beat her books any day!!!!!! She is
just jealous!!!! Nobody can beat these books!! 
WOW!!!! We don't care what Anne thinks, the  any of the books in
the Twilight series could beat her books any day!!!!!! She is
just jealous!!!! Nobody can beat these books!! 
Take a pill, Anne- you seem a little jealous of Stephenie's success!! Why not put vampires in high school, after all these guys just want a chance to be "normal". I think she's pissed off that she didn't think of it!!And as for making kids happy, I'm a 45 year old Twifan and I couldn't be prouder!!
She is jut being bitter but no matter what crap she says - No Vampire Chronicles will beat the popularity & fame of Twilight, thats what she is jealous about! I hope that if Stephenie Meyer reads this stupid article that she laughs it off & doesn't waste her time in even mentioning Anne Rice. I love your work Stephenie & I too am a twifan!
Can some one say JEALOUS!!!!! Wow she is just sooo jealous of stephenie and heer success....SHE WISHES SHE COULD WRITE SOMETHING AS GOOD AS THE TWILIGHT SERIES!!!! This got me so angry also....i will never read any of her books or support her in any way...god that just makes me agravated...no one cares what you think Anne
Here is my answer to Blog post by tinkrbe 1l3 about the same article:

Comment by Isabella Marie Cullen 21 hours ago

I love & support Stephenie always! Each author has its own vampire, so why does she have to keep Stephenie's books in a lack of imagination? :/ People are different and everyone has the right to own opinion. Rice should remember that it all started from a Stephenies's dream, and although her vampire does not become the same as "generally known", yet her's vampires are the best! And the vampire can sparkle! :D
"it’s the vampire dumbed down for kids. But it's worked. It's successful. It makes kids really happy."
UM YEAH.. kids???? Almost every women I know in their 20s, 30s, 40s, LOVE the Twilight Saga. It's innocent and passionate, and women everywhere are obssessed. AND since vampires are mythical anyway, EVERYONE's perception of them can be different. Anne Rice sounds snarkey and jealous
i hate her she is so mean i dont care for her oppinion


Steph Cullen said:
Thank you, Anne Rice, for telling us again, that vampires aren't real (we already knew it) but F*** YOU AND YOUR OPINION!!!!

LOL
Sour Grapes Anne? For one thing twilight is not about the "typical" vampire . Our favorite vamps need to keep up appearances B/C they interact with humans, hence the need for high school. So suck on that Anne.

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