5.8.08

notes on twilight

Vampires are excessive tippers, which is a great thing. I mean, how terribly fancy-pants that he paid for their meal and four glasses of Coke with a single bill. Oooh la la! He's sparkly and a big spender! Unless he only paid for dinner with a twenty in which case, they are bad tippers and totally suck. (Hah!)

Vampires are irresistible even when they’re being assholes, which makes them irresistible assholes, which in turn means that Jared Leto must be a vampire. (I knew it!)

Apparently dust motes when amassed form a “dust moat.” It’s that or the author and her editor don’t know the difference between a mote and a moat. At least Danielle will be happy to know that they do know that it’s a “moot point” and not a “mute point.” As I guess my gripe here is a moot point being as she has sold how many millions of books and no one cares that she made this mistake. (But I’m a stickler, so I do.)

If Matt were sparkly, I would get absolutely nothing done because I would stare at him all day like a love-struck magpie. What can I say – I like sparkly things. Sparkly = powerful. This is what watching Dynasty as a child has taught me. I told him this, and he said perhaps he would pick up some body glitter at MAC. Either that or he could dress like a figure skater at home. It would be like Blades of Glory in my very own living room. Or not.

While I am not exactly looking forward to seeing the movie that is being made based on this series of books, I would LOVE to see a Japanime series based on it instead. It’s where the cheesy twain meets. I love Japanime because it’s so corny and melodramatic, and this book is most definitely corny and melodramatic. It’s two great tastes that taste great together! The over-the-top ridiculous story would lend itself well to anime. I mean I love anime and all, but even when it’s really good and artfully done, it is still cheesy as all get-out. (I definitely recommend Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Christo to everyone, even people who are not normally anime fans, just because it is so awesomely over-the-top.)

11 comments:

Danielle said...

OK, I really need to read this now, just so I can critique it. And maybe, just maybe, wear my pedantic grammar police hat for a little while :)

Barbara Prime said...

Thanks for the anime recommendation! I love anime too, although I've really only seen kids movies. Your reading sounds more entertaining than mine lately - I've been trudging through a tedious Russian novel, interspersed with fun reading like Terry Pratchett.

DAWN said...

Okay, I am trying to get the sparkly image of Blades of Glory in my living room OUT of my head. This was a way out post that was sooooo much more entertaining than that book. Hm, makes me wish I were sparkly but then again, I'd get nothing done for staring at myself, moats and all ;)

maryse said...

you are so right about this story making an awesome anime. my best friend and i were obsessed with Candy when we were in ... highschool? (ok the obsession started in 8th grade but continued on). we used to watch every day (we lived in france at the time) and then spend way too much time on the phone afterwards discussing.

insanity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YqEP7DSzwE

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Oh yes, an anime version would likely but preferable to the dreck they no doubt have in store!!!

ossianknits said...

The sparkly-ness is awesome...

Ms Meyer (and her editor) aren't terribly good with all things grammar and orthography (which is a shame). Don't let that put you off.

tiennie said...

I've got the series, I haven't yet started reading it yet. Bad tiennie.

Michelle said...

this book prompted one of my rare one-star amazon reviews! but I still went on to read the next three in the series... like a disaster, I can't look away!

Jodah Starlen said...

I've read Twilight and am already halfway through New Moon. However, the "dust moat" conundrum has been the only thing keeping me from getting fully engaged from the start.

Thank you for reaffirming that I'm not crazy. Keep your red pen in hand! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on! I think you're being a little melodramatic... So it's a tiny mistake! It's not like there has NEVER been a typo in a book before. Harry Potter? There's tons. Just because you choose to judge Twilight on it's "corniness," don't lose all hope on a gramatical error.

Anonymous said...

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