Posts Tagged ‘reasons why Twilight sucks’

It’s been almost a year since I wrote on this blog.

I’ve been hanging out over at Blogger, which is a lot easier (for me) to use. But I feel drawn back here, to my first blog. WordPress was always good to me. And I’ve lost all motivation with my Blogger blog.

Things that have happened since I last posted:

Went and got myself hitched. (Technically, that happened BEFORE my last post, but I didn’t mention it.)
Got a good job. (Also, before my last post.)
Traveled a bit.
Got baby hungry.
Quit the good job. (long story for another day)
Lost the baby hunger.
Got a sporadic part-time job.
Wished I was still a waitress. (I know, I know.)

… and that’s pretty much it. Nothing too exciting. Nothing worth putting into detail.

And since most of the viewers of this blog come from people Googling “I Hate Twilight,” here’s my hate on Twilight for the day:

Twilight (the movie) was pretty awful. Thought that New Moon might be better, which it was, but still awful. Its only redeeming quality was how lovable Jacob was. (But, if you’ve been reading this blog, you know that Jacob is the only character in the books I like, so I may be a bit biased.) The hubby and I saw both of these movies in the local dollar theater, which was jam-packed with college-aged girls–who glared at us intensely because we laughed the whole movie–and the occasional boyfriendsforced to see the movie–who glared as us enviously because they knew their girlfriends would never forgive them for laughing.

Also, someone needs to give Kristen Stewart a big ol’ hug, because she looks depressed in every picture.

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In the space between consciousness and sleep last night, it randomly occurred to me how similar Twilight and Tuck Everlasting are. I don’t make it a habit to think about Twilight, but I was just remembering Tuck Everlasting from elementary school days, and thought, “That sounds like Twilight!”

For those of you who have never read it or never heard of it, Tuck Everlasting is a story about a well-off girl, Winnie, who is bored with her life. She meets a family who have a secret: they are immortal. This is because they drank water from a mysterious spring (possibly the fountain of youth?) years ago, and haven’t aged a year since. They are unable to die from injuries, either. Winnie ends up falling in love with one of the children, Jesse. He wants her to drink the water when she comes of age so they can be together forever.

  • Jesse’s body is 17. So is Edward’s. They both seem “perfect.”
  • Jesse is 104 years old, really. If I remember correctly, Edward is about that age too. or 120 or something.
  • Tuck Everlasting takes place in a little town called Treegap. (Similar to Forks, actually.)
  • Winnie is an only child, whose parents are both overprotective. Same with Bella.
  • Winnie falls in love with Jesse at first sight. (Or, as the book puts it, loses her heart at once.) Bella pretty much does the same thing with Edward.
  • Jesse’s whole family is immortal (even the horse). Edward has a “family” of immortals.
  • The Tucks move around every once in a while, so people won’t get suspicious that they stay the same age. Same as the Cullens!
  • While Jesse wants Winnie to become immortal when she turns 17 so they can be together forever, some of his family doesn’t want her to, saying immortality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Same with the Cullens. (Starting to get spooky?)

Anyway, of course there are some differences, such as the fact that the Tucks aren’t vampires, or that Tuck Everlasting takes place in the late 1880’s, or that Jesse is an actual real believable character, or that Tuck Everlasting has a plot in addition to the love story. The biggest difference, though, is the ending.

Jesse takes a bottle and puts some of the immortal water in it. He gives it to Winnie and tells her to drink it when she turns 17, then come find him. Then he and his family run from the law. Winnie decides not to drink it, though, and gives the water to a toad (??). The Tucks only find out because the mom and dad go back to Treegap years later, and see her headstone in the cemetary.

So, unlike Bella, Winnie chooses a normal, mortal life.

Other than that though, the stories are ridiculously similar. Tuck Everlasting was written in 1975, which makes me think SMeyer might have gotten a few of her “original” ideas from Natalie Babbitt.

Just a thought.

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(Note: this blog is NOT a place for arguing. If anyone starts harrassing me over this, I will delete your comment immediately. This is just me stating an opinion. If you have something intelligent to say, say it, but you’re not going to change my mind.)

 Why is the book Twilight so popular? Rhetorical question, don’t answer it. I’ve read all three books, and I don’t understand what’s so great about them. But that’s not really what’s bothering me. What’s bothering me is that people get mad at me for not liking them! They think I’m just trying to be different (which infuriates me more, because people who do that drive me bananas), or something. In any case, it lowers people’s opinion of me.

Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Shouldn’t I be judging them for being so easily swayed by a pop culture book?


The book is poorly written. No, it is not descriptive. It says Edward is “perfect,” and I think it might’ve mentioned at one point that his hair is red. Also, the characters are so so so so SO SO flat. They’re not ever developed, which makes the lack of plot all the more painful. They’re not likeable, either. I hate Bella and Edward. Bella is whiney, useless, lazy, and a cookie cut-out girl. I really don’t see anything remarkable about her. Edward is possessive, borderline abusive, and boring. His only redeeming quality is that he plays the piano.

The only character I like is Jacob, because he’s real. He’s likeable, he’s charismatic, and he falls in love with Bella because they’re such great friends, not because her blood smells good or because he’s intrigued by the fact that he can’t read her mind.

I was going to list more reasons why it’s an insult to JK Rowling to compare Twilight with Harry Potter, but I’ve already wasted enough blog space.

(And yes, I’m expecting y’all to give me hell for this blog, but that’s your choice.)

NOTE: if you’ve read this and disagree, or whatever, go to this link. And leave me alone.

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