firstsight

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This isn’t your typical ‘anti-twilight’ blog… This is yet another email (complete with semi-subtle death threat) from someone asking questions about it that some of you may be asking, yourself. Don’t assume that you know what this blog is about simply because you’ve argued on Stephenie Meyer’s behalf before.

This is the very first post on this blog, from my ‘clueless movie fan’ perspective. It was written on Thanksgiving Day, 2011 – then published in here a few days later, after I could reread it and do some editing. It is hysterically funny and incredibly poignant at the same time – for those of you who can’t see Stephenie Meyer’s amateur sexual fantasy floating around in The Twilight Saga. This post is what those of us who ARE familiar with vampires experienced because of Breaking Dawn’s unbelievable ending; and it may help explain for you why this blog exists. It is where absolutely everything started; and demonstrates my intentions for this blog from the beginning. Believe it or not, they were NOT MEAN.

At first, I didn’t know why things were wrong; I only knew that they were – so I was making excuses for Stephenie Meyer in the beginning, LoL! Really… every single estranged TwiFan that she has, USED to be at least a real semi-fan of hers.

Please be patient. I know that most people who are familiar with this controversy have passionate opinions; but what about the rest of you who are completely clueless? I wrote this so that readers would not have to jump off the page, as much. I recommend reading through once; then going back to read links for more details, later. If you get too angry to keep reading, pause and scroll down to the side link collection. I used to be a clueless person in the world, and then a clueless Twilight Movie Fan for a while, too. You’ll see more about me, below. And please forgive the caps, in places. I don’t see them as shouting as some peeps do. They are simply meant to make those words stand out, and that is all…

This blog is all about the accidental and painful over-obsessions of The Twilight Fanbases
that has CONTINUED with a decade of
worldwide bullying and intentional,
emotionally-harsh attacks
on the hearts & minds of little TwiFangirls (and big ones).

The feelings of obsessed fans are real even if
their obsessions are not - until they drift away.
You all KNOW THIS.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 15 - 24 year olds in the US.

These are all REAL issues, to name a few - for MILLIONS of people:
Maladaptive Daydreaming

Absorption

Dissociative Disorder
This one is the worst biggie, and starting
to be considered an EPIDEMIC

Why are the obsessions of young girls important?

Because their feelings are real even if the obsessions are not – until they drift away. Young girls NEED their fairytale ‘escapes’ MUCH MORE than older ones do because they have limited ways to cope with life’s crap (read the comments beneath these neverending, misogynistic tabloid assaults – this one is from January 2016). If you’ve never been forced to endure public high school in the US (or anywhere, probably); or been abused as a child (unfortunately, still a common occurrence) - then of course you can’t possibly relate.

How Did this Blog Change to
Tabloid & Paparazzi Reform

- Yeah, I have some really good reasons beyond
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and their Fans
(Although I’m pretty sure they are enough reason at this point.)

Why Do People Hate Bella Swan and Kristen Stewart?
Believe it or not, this is a very easy question to answer;
and NO it isn’t because she ‘cheated’.

TwiNewsflash: The concerning over-obsessions of young women was the ONLY REASON that Breaking Dawn was forgiven when it was published in 2008. The ONLY people who have defended this story for being written ‘just like it is’ because ‘Stephenie Meyer is a literary genius’ are her YOUNG (and young-at-heart) fans who were used by both the amateur author and her publisher because ‘they weren’t supposed to know any better’ about vampires.

And, these are the fans who get hit & hurt the most by world bullying. It is really crappy of SM and you older ladies to continue letting them believe what they believe about these books - while they ignorantly & arrogantly (in their over-obsessions) deal with all the hate surrounding Twilight that still exists in big, dynamic ways.

Email Excerpt: “Thank you for writing that wonderful blog.. it was heaven sent.. Please someone tell him (this is ‘why the cheating scandal started’, Aug 2012). He just texted me and said he told my mom.. and for me to get some help.. and bye.. please tell him… Everyone is doing this and it’s killing me.. but everyone acts like they don’t know what I’m talking about.. I don’t think I’ve ever needed anything so bad in all my life than for someone to tell him.. I know they are trying to drive me crazy.. and it’s starting to work.. thanks again, was truly a blessing I needed to read very much so.”

Another email excerpt that I hear all the time from all types of fans:
“…
I have tried speaking to my good friend about my obsession and, as with all of my friends,
doesn't like Twilight and totally judged me lol so your feedback means a lot.”

How to Soothe an Intense Twilight / Robsessed / Krisbian / Robsten Obsession

Anti-Twilight Fans could SEE what Stephenie Meyer didn’t MEAN to write;
and Erika didn’t MEAN to write her books ignorantly, either.
Adult women have 50 Shades of obsessive fog to get past before
they can possibly begin to think clearly about this subject.

Why does The Twilight Saga have so many anti-fans? Why are there hardly any male fans? How did Twilight’s infamous obsessions become over-obsessions? Why are so many older women more obsessed than younger ones? Why did the fandom fracture into several various fanbases that fight among themselves? How did we get 50 Shades of Grey out of all this commotion?

I recorded four wildly-ranting videos (this one is my favorite – calling SM out, ha!) over three years ago at the height of my own very unwanted Twilight over-obsession (It’s not like you can unwatch or unread something – or reclaim wasted time). At that point, I was really mad about ‘how I was obsessed’ with this pretty fairytale; and I was mad that Stephenie Meyer had ‘accidentally’ done this to so many other people before me - and didn’t correct any of the dysfunction in her books before she made them into movies.

I actually say this in the second video before I had even heard of 50 Shades of Grey... “It sounds to me like Stephenie has some sort of BDSM fetish, but I don’t even sort of want to think about that right now.” (Video #12 is where you will hear me say this.)

And yet, somehow 50 Shades of Grey (this post is what exactly is wrong with fifty shades) exists as Twilight Fanfiction; and is yet another dysfunctional worldwide ‘phenomenon’?! Do you have any idea how disturbing that is? Not only does it make my skin crawl – it’s just wrong.

There are real amateur literary reasons why Twilight messed with so many people’s heads – especially OLDER women; and we are the ones who get called ‘crazy’ for it - unless we manage to write another dysfunctional (XXX!) blockbuster based on all this negligence…

Did you know that Steph’s publisher didn’t want to publish Breaking Dawn? Did you know that New Moon & Eclipse were not supposed to be in between the 1st & last books? Do you ‘get’ that she didn’t mean to cause so many of her OLDER fans to see Edward Cullen the way they came to see him as Christian Grey? Do you understand that these are the reasons why the world has always &STILL bullies Twilight Fans, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson because of her amateur writing mistakes?

Sick-in-the-head older women had absolutely no right to hijack the pretty fairytale of young girls via Fifty Shades of Grey; and they should care when their daughters are being bullied by the world over it, incessantly.

What’s Wrong with Twilight: Chapter One, First Sight?

The Condensed Version:
The Four Main Complaints of this Blog
against Stephenie Meyer and her ‘professional’ Publishers &
Production Franchise for RARE & irresponsible,
professionally-negligent publishing and movie production.

When the first Twilight movie was being made in 2008; the last book, Breaking Dawn had not been released, yet. Because of this, no one knew at that time that Stephenie Meyer was going to bomb her pretty fairytale into the ground until it was published a few months before the release of the first film.

Extreme chaos & debate surrounded Steph and The Twilight Saga at that time for the exact same reasons that surrounds 50 Shades of Grey - but somehow, she got through it (see side links)...

If 'Midnight Sun' had not been 'accidentally' leaked just prior to the first movie being rushed; AND Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson had not BOTH nailed their parts in that first movie - Twilight would have been history.

Stephenie Meyer could have written any 'ol ending for her infamously overly-obsessed fans (and really, that seems like what she did); and they would have lapped it up like honey (and they did – especially the ones who didn’t know any better, couldn’t see what was wrong – or didn’t care, because of fifty Shades of BEDWARD!!

The entire world has done nothing but treat Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson AND their emotionally-invested fans like sh*t, since - and the infighting among Twilight's divided and HATEFUL fanbases is ongoing.

Despite all this, 'feminists' have embraced the latest and greatest dysfunctional character, Christian Grey/Edward Cullen/Prince Charming...

Popular Email Question: Why does Stephenie Meyer need to apologize? Because the world can’t heal from the wounds she has inflicted on it if she doesn’t acknowledge her amateur mistakes and apologize for them. All she has done from the beginning of her controversies is metaphorically flip off her critics. While normally that is exactly what you are supposed to do… In this case, with all the professional exceptions that were made while The Twilight Saga was being published; the amateur author (AND the publisher AND production franchise) really needed to be listening to fans. It is NOT NORMAL for roughly half of your fanbase (much less, the world!) to become so angry with you regarding a casual creative expression.

I am just using this true stuff about SM’s amateur writing to grab your attention – and boy does it grab some of you, ha! Now if we could just get past that part of things… I really could care less about Stephenie Meyer’s or EL James’ many ignorant and irresponsible amateur literary mistakes that caused all this chaos. Believe it or not, I have stuck up for Stephenie Meyer so many times over this issue, it’s ridiculous.

Creative ‘Freedom of Speech’ is DIFFERENT than the illegal type of ‘Freedom of Speech’ that tabloids & paparazzi hide behind.

Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press were meant to create transparency in order to protect the truth about absolutely everything - not provide a way for mean, greedy tabloid liars to make money off of young (and young-at-heart) fans who are practically defenseless against emotional tabloid & paparazzi assaults (not to mention how even more defenseless Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are against them)…

This blog now has but one mission: Tabloid & Paparazzi Reform for all celebrities past & present (Princess Diana, anyone?) and it has been that since July 25, 2012 – the day after the infamous cheating scandal. Oh yeah, I’ve been on their stinky tails from the beginning. It hasn’t even been SORT of fun! I really hope we can all manage to put aside our differences and unite to stick it to them, someday. Tabloids & papz so deserve it!!

I don’t care how long it takes. Aside from having really good reasons other than Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson to be concerned for celebrity rights; we fans – no matter which side of the ring we fight on – are getting awfully tired of being manipulated and watching our favorite celebrities being harassed. So many of you do not ‘get’ this; but Robert Pattinson is being attacked and/or used as much as Kristen Stewart in these kinds of stories – no matter ‘how nice’ they seem to be slanted toward him, at times. It is just another way to pour salt on the wounds of their fans by being misogynistic toward both them and Kristen at the same time – using Robert and her anti-fans against their will!!

This is because the world has no respect for Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson or Twilight fans – any version of them; BECAUSE of Stephenie Meyer’s offensive & insulting amateur writing (another reason why she needs to apologize). To the rest of the world, we’re all simply hysterical to bully; just another section of the populace to be targeted and made fun of for profits – via outright assaults and numerous lie upon lie that continues

Boycott all online and print tabloids until they volunteer to reform.

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Why Do So Many People Hate Kristen Stewart and/or Bella Swan?
or Why/How did so many of Stephenie Meyer’s OLDER fans become so
‘accidentally’ overly-obsessed with the character of Edward Cullen?
Shortest and most anti-fan & fan-variation-inclusive version that I have written, yet!!
Read it only if you dare… and only if you can be HONEST. ;)

Whatever Happened to the ‘Anti-Twilight Army’
from 2008-2009; and WHY don’t you see their support on this blog?

Stephenie Meyer Knows Why Gossip Rags & Paparazzi won’t leave
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart (or her beloved fans) alone.

That’s why she deserves this blog; and it is why it will not be deleted until either
Steph, her professional cronies and/or her fans do something to fix the situation:

‘They took all of my heat, which I feel bad about,' Stephenie
tells The Times Magazine. ‘If they had the choice, I've no idea if

they'd even do Twilight again. I just don't know.
I think this has all come at a heavy price.'

Ya think, Steph?!!

Robert Pattinson’s Career-Hindering Rover Smear
Based on the Whole Wide World’s Twilight Saga Hate

This movie FLOPPED amidst RARE (for him) GLOWING reviews from movie critics at
film festivals who compared his performance to Leo DiCaprio’s Oscar-Nominated
performance in ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’. Yeah, it’s a HUGE deal!!
This movie would not have tanked without way too much ‘help’ from
tabloid manipulation of Twilight’s huge numbers of anti-fans.

Why the Public Shaming of Kristen Stewart MATTERS to Young Girls
by Nico Lang on Huffington Post

Here’s a splash from Nico’s article: "Trampire:" Why the Public Slut Shaming of Kristen Stewart Matters for Young Women “I don't care if Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders did it in a car, in a bar, in a house or with a mouse. But while I might not be concerned for K-Stew, I am concerned for my younger stepsister who idolizes and worships her....” And this is an update from Nico on Salon: Racist 'Twilight' fans won't stop harassing Robert Pattinson's girlfriend, FKA Twigs

Yeah, Twilight’s still-many hateful and overly-obsessed
fans managed to p*ss all over the debut of the proclaimed

Celebrity Rookie of the Year 2014

Aren’t we sweet?

COMMENTS from the WORLD

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Update 7/15 – If you happen to appreciate anything about this blog, I would appreciate your help in getting my depleted bank account back up to par. I have poured way too much time, effort and money into it; and I turned down a huge pile of money to publish it (This is actually a really nice ‘ending-blog’ post because I thought it was done – but the bullying attacks against Twilight Fans are neverending, aren’t they?).

If you can help me out even with a buck, my little family and I would really appreciate it.

Update 7/17/15 – And to the trickle of biotches who have started writing me hate emails informing me that I don’t deserve a dime for telling the truth about Steph’s pretty fairytale and exposing it for what it really is… here is a challenge:

If you really do not feel like I deserve anything for all the hard – not to mention, incredibly frustrating – work that I have put into these blogs: Read through my Twilight: ReVamped & ReWolfed fanfiction corrective rewrite & storyline critique summary - and then decide whether or not *I* deserve a few pennies out of this messy pie. I do almost as much sticking up for Stephenie Meyer, as I do at ripping her writing to shreds. It’s called, ‘being honest’.

I have had some really good compliments on it from both literary experts and Twilight Fans. It is only a summary, with just the first chapter written as complete to give it the foundation that it should have had (takes 2-3 hours for me to read through it all).

Here is one positive review (sorry, have to scroll down to the comments on this post after the click to read): “I have so very many things to say where to start..... Firstly I love your blog and the rewrite, I felt like you have given the characters depth and a new life. If I were a judge I would totally give you custody! … I am even letting my daughter read it with me because its a good story that is appropriate for kids to read and she LOVES LOVES LOVES IT! Just as much as I do! I think what you have written is loving and responsible to the characters and fans, it is well though out, relevant, and…”

BELIEVE me when I say, I would have MUCH RATHER have LOVED Stephenie Meyer's original Twilight Saga all the way to the bittersweet end. There are not many people on this planet who would have been more PROUD and applauding the loudest for a woman (amateur or not) to have written such a hailed TwiMasterpiece - if Stephenie Meyer had actually done that instead of the embarrassing, barely-edited rough-draft that we got.

This corrective re-write summary is actually very forgiving in many places - at least, where Steph is concerned. I'm sure my anger toward these IRRESPONSIBLE "professional" companies will continue to burn for much longer.

I gave your beautiful fairytale a hell of a shot, sinking MONTHS of my time JUST into researching this subject. (Not counting the months before that when you all had me convinced that it was a WORTHY diversion, ha!)

Between these blogs and the rewrite I have probably written as much as either Steph or Erika have; and I certainly put a lot more thought and creativity (not to mention, knowledge) into it. Just insert either author’s purple prose where applicable while you’re reading, since I didn’t write any – and it is darn near perfect, ha! ;)

As such, you can expect my version of The Twilight Saga to not be XXX. I rewrote Twilight by sticking to the storyline; but I made it believable – really, that was possible. In fact, now that Twilight can be shown as a believable story - it is no longer necessary for Anti-Twilight peeps to continue bullying Twilight Fans just because SM didn’t ‘get’ why she needed to make it believable.

WHY did I take the time to flesh out the character of Bella Swan and Twilight’s vampire (and wolf) storylines? BECAUSE VERY FEW OF YOU OLDER LADIES GIVES A SHIT ABOUT HER (and more importantly, the real Human girl, Kristen Stewart and her millions of young fans) - or ANY of the other Twilight characters, for that matter!

It's EDWARD this and EDWARD that (and sometimes Jacob) - Stephenie BARELY INTRODUCED you to her before you all got hooked on this crap. That's why you can pass this story off, you don't care... You're obsessed about Edward Cullen and could care less about any other character. IF this story had been published for you perverted older brats - Yeah, it would maybe be Ok!

I am NOT talking about you young girls if you're in here reading this - I've heard you talk about Bella and all the other characters. I KNOW you both know and love them, dearly. BUT, those of you who WERE NOT debunked by this storyline (no matter what your age was) SEE these characters differently than so many MORE older ladies do!

Believe it or NOT - Stephenie Meyer and the rest of these women out here (I don't care HOW many of them there are against my ONE voice) are BEING BAD, LoL!

IF we were in college... And the instructor had just given us an assignment to write the first chapter for a novel. IF Stephenie Meyer was a college literary student (which she has been - in FACT, she graduated!); she would probably NOT have gotten an "A" on the first chapter of Twilight - I seriously doubt. I wish a few good English teachers who haven't read the books yet would go through it and grade it - just so we would know, for sure.

I'm not saying that *my* version is a literary marvel - but I have a really good excuse. I have NEVER taken a college writing course much less graduated with a literary degree. If this isn't perfect... Yeah, I know. :)

We make our children do their homework - and dot their "I's" and cross their "T's" - but, WHY didn't this grown adult woman have to?!

I'm going to make you all CARE about Bella and her life, as well as every other character surrounding her - INCLUDING EDWARD - who, it seems to me; you've all just taken under the covers with you to have your way with him like Stephenie Meyer was no doubt doing when she WROTE this stupid saga so ignorantly and irresponsibly...

So when it really comes down to it... YOU robsessed ‘fans’ DON'T even care about Robert Pattinson/Edward Cullen, just your sick little "escape"!

The young adult audience that this story was TARGETED FOR - deserved a whole hell of alot better than what they got. THAT is why I rewrote The Twilight Saga... For ALL THOSE former fans who were debunked by Breaking Dawn after it was published; and then abandoned by the arrogant amateur author afterwards.

We KNEW better... and we were EXPECTING better.

AND it IS ALSO for the rest of you... I DARE you; I quadroople-doople DARE you - READ this and tell me you don't care a lot more about Bella at the end of this Chapter One: First Sight rewrite than you did at the end of Stephenie's first one.

You can think whatever you want to about me... But with this, the two things you CAN'T say about me are that *I* don't LOVE this pretty fairytale OR this fanbase.

Yeah, you be the judge – please.

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What EXACTLY is WRONG with Stephenie Meyer's "Vampires" within The Twilight Saga?

Update 6/30/12

In my opinion, having researched the topic of how dysfunctional of a storyline AND the VAMPIRES (and JEEZ, JACOB!) within The Twilight Saga are - especially Breaking Dawn; there is NOTHING that reveals these facts more clearly than the movie Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1, itself. Yeah, I finally watched it.

Here's my movie review
- It ends with a couple questions for Stephenie:


1) Why (specifically) do the Vampires within the Twilight Saga need to drink blood? It appears that you created a story about BLOODLESS Vampires... An Oxymoron.

They are changed from Humans to Vampires via VENOM, and afterwards their bodies are solid and not blood-based. One wonders if their bodies are so solid, how can they even swallow blood to begin with? How does the blood sink into their tissues? What do they need it for? Just because you say that's what they are? Your Vampires do not appear to need blood at all - for anything.


2) Where the HECK are Edward's pretty SPARKLES that you made such a big, damn HAIRY deal about him just HAVING to HAVE because of your precious dream?! WASN'T that supposed to be the REASON we were all supposed to pass all the dysfunction you wrote into your storyline off?! Edward JUST HAD to SPARKLE, but for SOME strange reason - you weren't concerned AT ALL about him HAVING to be a VAMPIRE!

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Original Date of this Post: 4/18/12


Sorry, I know this is long - but I've tried to shorten this and I just can't. Yeah, there is THIS MUCH wrong with Twilight. You really do need to read this all the way to the very end. Again, thanks - I know this is a maddening subject to be reading about.

I'm going to get a Vampire Lore preface/disclaimer out of the way here before I continue reading Twilight Chapter 4: Invitations - because I'm going to need to vent this before I CAN continue. Maybe you'll learn something about VAMPIRES that you're not all that interested in learning about, ha!

It starts out with Bella telling us about her first dream about Edward. Further into the story, we know that Edward sneaks into Bella's room at night to watch her sleep. SOME Vampire Lore extremists say that Edward shouldn't be able to get into Bella's room until if/when he was invited (although I'm not sure about all previous Vampires genres embracing this cardinal rule).

I can tell you that when I first started falling for Twilight, *I* did NOT have ONE problem with things like the Vampires sparkling; or Edward being able to get into her room without being invited; or them being able to live off the blood of animals instead of Human blood, etc. - ALL these things are specific to Vampire Lore that Stephenie dismissed, and there is a specific REASON for all of these things to BE a part of Vampire Lore.

BUT, when I first began to fall in love with Twilight; I ASSUMED that Stephenie Meyer had gone out of her way to CREATE essentially "her version" of Vampires - which is Ok, IF you ACTUALLY GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO DO THAT!

My friend Steve has taken this issue head on with me on everyone's behalf - literally, we got into a SHOUTING match over it in the middle of the store, LoL! (Good thing we're grown-ups and good friends.)

HIS POINT: In the movie when Edward is showing Bella his sparkles on the mountain, he explains basically that "people have the myths wrong" or whatever... NOT good enough when things go THIS FAR outside of the lines JUST because the author was LAZY and wanted to STAY in her fantasy! (And honestly, I don't even remember him saying that anywhere - but maybe I've just forgotten it.)

IF she had REALLY went out of her way to create this special breed of Vampires - THEN everything would be Ok. But, she didn't! Apparently, the discipline of literary research wasn't one of SMeyer's strong suits... THAT's why I'm UP here.

It's kind of hard to put the genie back in the bottle, but I'm trying to read this without thinking about how screwed up the Vampires are - because I'm still looking for the sliver that saves this saga. I know I have a long way to go; and I'm sorry, but I'm not going to get there without venting every once in awhile along the way...
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Vampires not being able to enter Human homes is something about Humans/Vampires that Stephenie apparently didn't realize; or if she did, she ignored it. And, I've often wondered over the past several months - just how Stephenie ever got out of having to delve into hardly any of the mythological or theological aspects surrounding Vampires - especially considering that she has Edward making such a big deal about him believing that he has no soul and he will destroy Bella's if he turns her. SHOULDN'T both Edward's and Bella's beliefs surrounding those things have been discussed in a little - or alot - more depth?

I have the coolest conversation in my head with Edward and an alternative Bella talking about "what happens to souls when we die" (she's trying to convince him that it's Ok to turn the other Bella). It's not "too out there" for young people or too religiously-specific - and yet, it works and it's a beautiful conversation.

IF Stephenie had at least done the research on WHAT kinds of things were specific about Vampires that she needed to be aware of; and THEN changed them to suit her story needs by COVERING/explaining whatever niche about them she had just changed - Twilight could and probably would have been an AMAZING STORY.

IF she had done research... She would have discovered all kinds of really cool things about Vampires that could have been used to ALOT more considerable advantage in her story than she realizes. Vampires are an EXCELLENT contradictory-type character that make our Human sensibilities stick out more BECAUSE we are so different - and they used to be like us, so they KNOW US WELL! Stephenie REALLY missed out on alot of possibilities. Those of you who are familiar with Vampires KNOW that.

This is a very generic summary of what a Vampire is...

They are anti-Humans, no-longer Humans with NO SOUL and they are DEAD - not frozen. We Humans are ALIVE, with warm blood flowing through our veins FULL of LIFE, and they FEED as much off of our "essence/soul" as they do our nutrients - because THEIR SOULS are gone. It's temporary, and it's the only way they can "really feel" within the silent prison of the empty HOLE the soul leaves within them (or replaced by a demon, depending on YOUR version of a Vampire) when they are changed. THIS is WHY Stephenie's Vampires can't be "vegetarians" - they can't even CHOOSE to be!

IF her Vampires were to choose an all-animal diet - the INTERNAL conflicts & cravings of their instincts would drive them insane! It wouldn't be EASIER for the Cullen's to resist feeding off Humans, it would make it harder for them - AND they would all be extra-cranky and really not caring at some point WHO or HOW MANY people they killed, because they would be going insane with LUST - lust of "needing to feel", not just actual lust.

In "Interview with the Vampire", Louis TRIED to live off animals (rats for some reason, seems to be a popular alternative for Vampires who are feeling really guilty about what monsters they are); but he couldn't do it! In Buffy, both Angel & Spike ended up living mainly off of pigs blood from the butcher shop. But they both were at one point struggling with their conscious' after they had reacquired their souls and were dealing with serious cases of regrets over what monsters they were and all the death and destruction they had caused the world. Spike was also dealing with a government chip in his head for awhile that wouldn't let him eat anything alive - animal or otherwise. AND they both managed to get in some Human blood on occasion - PLUS, they could always take a trip to "Louis' Place" (I may have that name a bit wrong) or "Lorne's Place" - demon bars where they could get any kind of blood they wanted from around the world. I would imagine some sort of magic was imposed on those containers to preserve the essences of the souls of the donors.

Still... I suppose, if the Cullen's HAD to be vegetarians, she could/should have made them more reclusive, at least. AND while we're at it, they DAMN well wouldn't be attending a HIGH SCHOOL unless they were HUNTING... Young, Human, VIRGIN blood is a Vampire's SECOND favorite kind probably only after babies! The more "innocent" the blood, the SWEETER both in smell & taste it is to them! OMG, don't get me STARTED on just HOW MUCH Vampires LOVE VIRGIN BLOOD. I would imagine that it is one of the reasons why the Vampire Slayers in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" & "Angel" series' HAD to be a YOUNG (13ish was ideal) teenage girl. Because she was so innocent, it also became her STRENGTH that was turned against them.

THIS is ONE of the MAIN REASONS why so many of us are so upset about Stephenie using Vampires like this. She's taken one of the most sexually-potent things about Vampires, then created this "seemingly-innocent" fairytale surrounding that. Intentional or NOT - this story is SO WRONG in SO many ways! Buffy was an intelligent way to use virgins within a Vampire story - Twilight seems to be pretty perverted about it. And again, I'm probably starting to sound like a stuck record... IF this story had been written for ADULTS, my perspective on all this would be different...

The differences in our souls is ALSO why Edward isn't supposed to be able to "just walk into" Bella's bedroom, much less her house. The intricate dynamics of the Human souls who live in the house (whatever those are) KEEP Vampires from being able to enter without the consent of a Human who lives there.

The point here is... We Humans are more than the sum of our parts because we also have a soul - Vampires are not, they're DEAD and that's "all they are". BUT they have all kinds of extra-special supernatural abilities to make up for it PLUS an eternal life! They have things WE would love to have; and we have SOME things THEY would love to have back - like, being able to have a baby, LOL!

Also, the 'Vampires don't sleep' thing is REALLY stupid when it comes down to it. I know alot of fairly recent Vampire stories have Vampires being able to be awake during the day, BUT they still make them unable to go out into the sunlight. REALLY... Vampires should AT LEAST sleep (I LIKE how True Blood seems to stick to this for the most part) simply because they ORIGINALLY started out as literally "being dead" during the day.

THAT's WHY they had to sleep in a coffin or mausoleum and/or in the ground. They USED to become INANIMATE during the day BECAUSE they are supposed to be DEAD. They WAKE UP when the night comes on... They are SUPPOSED to be CREATURES of the NIGHT - JUST the NIGHT!

Stephenie COULD have found the most perfectly logical solutions for alot of the oddities she insisted on tacking into her storyline - within her own characters. It's almost like she wrote the entire story of Twilight with just Edward & Bella; and then wrapped the story and the rest of the characters around them as if they were all decorations instead of actually being integral to the storyline.

I'm just now starting the 4th chapter of Twilight. I know I'm beyond repair at this point as far as my opinions about this saga goes - but I'm even more disappointed than I thought I would be. I'm starting to feel pretty depressed about it, actually. Really? THIS is what you've all been making such a big hairy deal about for the past three years?! Chapters 13 & 14 had better be mind-boggling!

Carlisle is a DOCTOR with ACCESS to BLOOD - she could have figured out a way for him to "get" hot & cold running Human blood in the house (maybe not literally, ha!). They manage to use money to buy all their other shady dealings they have to manage - like their continuously evolving identities. They could have bought Human blood for their needs.

But even then, there is the issue of this blood being "dead" blood... I'm not sure how we could get completely around it, but I supposed if this story is as good as its supposed to get; we can stretch our imaginations a bit - but couldn't Carlisle maybe have figured it out? True Blood figured out how to make a synthetic substitute for what Vampires need. There are ways...

But HONESTLY, Stephenie could have bitten the bullet and made Edward the way he was supposed to be - an ACTUAL VAMPIRE - THAT's where the conflict in her story was that she DISMISSED. She could have still made him so that he still had a bit of a conscience and wasn't a killer - Vampires don't NEED to kill their Human prey. Of course, it would have taken both thought and research to work that out. She wouldn't have even had to WORRY about thinking up all that nonsense surrounding "venom".

One of the few maddening things about reading "Midnight Sun", even though it is a MUCH better written draft; is that Stephenie has Edward's mouth filling up with venom as a REACTION to Bella as if he is salivating over her, or something. HOW would Edward be able to KISS her if he is THIS poisonous to her?!

Stephenie's Vampires are COMPLETELY different - she doesn't even research HOW HUMANS ARE CHANGED INTO VAMPIRES! She should have done her research like a good literary college graduate. With Vampires, EVERYTHING is about the BLOOD... It is their life-source and it is a NECESSITY for changing a Human into a Vampire.

THIS POINT ALSO ties in with the "Virgin Seduction" concern above - IF Stephenie had DONE the RESEARCH surrounding Vampires; she would have SEEN how inappropriate this story was. When a Vampire changes a Human into a Vampire; they basically "share their essence" with that Human - in a sense, they create an "offspring". Back in my roleplaying days, if you were playing a character who was a Vampire and you changed a Human; that "newborn" would be referred to as that particular Vampire's "childe". BECAUSE there is such a deep, metaphysical bond between them - physically, spiritually, etc.

"True Blood" did a really WONDERFUL job of demonstrating that bond between Eric and his "Maker" ("Sire" is often another name that is used) as he was getting ready to die. (OMG, was anyone else crying?!) It was both amazing acting and an amazing well-told scene from all kinds of perspectives - writing, directing, even the lighting, ha! (Here's a shortened scene with an insert that someone edited up on YouTube that does a really good job of portraying this. Also, here is that whole scene as it was shown called, "Do You Believe in God?" Careful, it also shows how Vampires die in the Sun.) THIS was a REALLY beautiful scene... JEEZ, quadruple kudos to the CAST & CREW of TRUE BLOOD for being SO DAMN GOOD AT THIS STUFF!

The point is... NO! NOT right! It's WAY TOO SOON for you to be taking THIS SEXUALLY POTENT of a story down THIS path with this young girl, Stephenie. You DAMN WELL SHOULD have been listening to your professional editors instead of strong-arming your stupid story on us all like this.

As you can see, Stephenie took the most fundamental things about Vampires that IDENTIFIES them as Vampires (EXCEPT for the really seductive, "desire" aspects) - and simply disregards them. The Cullen's are NOT Vampires - BUT, she could have made them something different or at least NAMED them something different. It actually would have worked pretty well for her to have made the Cullens half-Vampire & Half-Human, themselves - THAT's what they all ACT like!

And can I add just one more SILLY thing about Vampires in here... ALOT of Vampires can read minds and/or see the future, and almost ALL of them are empathic and can "enthrall" you. Sorry Edward, Jasper, and ALICE (one of my personal favorite characters of Stephenie's) you're not THAT special...

Ok, I think I'm done... Thanks for hanging out through another silly rant of mine. :)

Vampire Lore fanatics, feel free to correct and/or elaborate on my Vampire Lore perspective (keeping in mind that I was trying to keep it very generic, ha!)...

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