Twilight and Me
I came to the whole Twilight phenomenon quite late. The first movie had already come out and the world was already siding with either Edward, Jacob or taking the anti-Twilight stance.
I’d been living under a rock and knew nothing more than the fact that I was looking for something to read and those around me were touting them as a ‘must read’. In fact, by the time I had read them for the first time, I am certain some of those had already read the series 8 – 10 times. Really.
I wasn’t convinced I would love it.
But, I did. Maybe the books aren’t a perfect literary masterpiece, who cares? As a reader, I want to be taken to another world and live a life unlike my own. I want to feel things for the characters, feel what they’re going through and have a passion for what happens next. I want to be chewing on my lip, holding my breath and be unable to put the book down.
And I was.
It doesn’t matter to me that this series was written for teenage girls. The words on the page took me in and I connected.
I’m team Edward, though once I read all the books I saw Jacob differently and no longer found him annoying and out of line. By the end I knew his motivations and it changed my perception, allowing me to enjoy his character in the movies in a way I hadn’t been able to in the books.
Yes. Hi, my name is Becky and I am a Twihard.
I’m okay with the fact that getting excited about a teen flick is a little daggy. I’m okay that other people my age aren’t interested in reading these books that I love so.
People ask me “But why do you love them?” and apart from what I mentioned above, I guess I am that girl who likes a bit of romance. Who doesn’t want an Edward, who is all about Bella once he’s met her? Who doesn’t want to be swept of their feet by a tall, dark and handsome man. Oh, wait… By a tall, white and sparkly man.
I have heard the debates. I have heard the cries of why would you choose Edward over Mister Darcy? While I am not sure why that is even a question (why do I have to choose one over the other?), the fact is I would. There are negatives to Edward’s character, of course, a perfect character would be annoying and stupid but I have forever and always found Mister Darcy to be arrogant and disinterested. Unless played by Colin Firth, obviously. I would prefer passion and romance over that any day. Though, maybe not the obsession thing.
Are you a fan?
And please be nice, whether you are or aren’t – tomorrow I am talking about Twilight and Bullying…