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27 May 2008 @ 12:08 am
Re: "Twilight"  
Lordy, am I the ONLY one on my flist and the internets in general who was so blah on Twilight that I actually didn't even bother finishing the first book even though I had all three on my computer waiting to read and plenty of time to finish them? Seriously, am I the only one who does NOT GET THE SQUEE over these novels? Boring, one-dimensional characters, onion-slice thin plot, lackluster dialogue, plodding prose.

Just me? Really?
Mia: Eyebrow of Doommusing_mia on May 27th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
Not the only one. Every time I see a Twilight post on ONTD, I scroll past it. Seems really silly to me, and I like vamps.
Arabian: Bite_Mearabian on May 27th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
I know. Silly. That's it. The books are silly, and vamps? Are not silly.
She was mean and she had seashells in her hair!: MISC; edculldollsome on May 27th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)

With that being said, I have a complete morbid fascination. Powered by so much fiery loathing it cannot even be captured in words. I HATE THEM SO MUCH. WHY ARE THEY SO POPULAR. WHYYY. Etc., etc.
Arabian: Dr Whoarabian on May 27th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
They really are bad.

I question the WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY as well.

Ooh, I WANT to comment on your icon, but I don't want to give away my Donna thoughts before my loooooooooooooong Dr. Who post. And I kinda want to finish the eps available before watching it. (I intend to this week, so I may actually do so)
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marikenobi: VIRGINmarikenobi on May 27th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
Oh.. they are not so bad.... they are perfect for when you want to read all about Mary Sue and her supernatural friends who love her and protect her no matter what!!!!! ;)

I read them because a friend of mine loves them, but they are severely lacking. Also upsets me because I could probably write something better if I got off my ass and tried!
Arabianarabian on May 27th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
I read your first line and thought, 'no, they're that bad,' and then the rest of the line and LOL! Good one.

The writing something better?! That's the worst part, really. My sister and I both feel the same.
zellie: misc | comics : augh!leucocrystal on May 27th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Does blind hatred count? Because that's how I feel about them.
Arabian: Feelings Journalarabian on May 27th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
See, I can't even muster up even negative enthusiasm for them. Seriously, it wasn't that I couldn't finish the first book, I just didn't care and kinda forgot it was there despite my best friend hounding me to finish it.
Honorable Monotreme: eli stone - rudenobleplatypus on May 27th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
Hahahaaa, I haven't read them and have no interest in reading them. I've seen hilarious excerpts posted on someone's LJ, though... I forget whose. I'm not sure what the whole thing about vampires is. They suck your blood. LIKE TICKS AND MOSQUITOES. Ticks and mosquitoes are gross and annoying, ergo, so are vampires.
Arabian: Meli_Meant to Bearabian on May 27th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
Hah, I didn't even enough, or forgot that part. But yeah, that sums up the lameness of the books.
leosgreensleosgreens on May 27th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
Haven't read them. Are they the ones whose author is a Mormon and are written for teenagers?
Arabian: Sherilyn Fennarabian on May 27th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Twilight
No clue about the Mormon, but yes about written for teenagers.
harper47harper47 on May 27th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
I've never read them and don't intend to. So probably not the only one, I just have never been tempted. There's very few vampire novels I read - Sookie Stackhouse from Charlene Harris might be the only one.
Arabian: Neil & Laceyarabian on May 27th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
I'm GOING to read Sookie Stackhouse (HBO is making a series based on them with Anna Paquin!!! as Sookie) and my sister wanted me to read them before I knew that, so I'm definitely going to read those.

Ah, my Neil/Lacey icon will never not have a match of some sort as long as you have your Lacey/Kam icon.
Tracie (Queen Cleo)tlp70 on May 27th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I haven't read them yet, but my daughter is absolutely obssessed with them. She hooked my sister-in-law on the books, too, and they're both now totally nuts over all things Twilight. Taylor's been begging me to read them so I'm sure I'll finally get through them over the summer. I'll let you know my thoughts then.
Arabian: Reunitedarabian on May 27th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, let me know. My best friend normally has a brain, but she's obsessed. I don't get it. I just don't.
boundaid on May 27th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
I like my sexual tension fine and dandy. But I hated this. I read about 85% and my brain literally died.
Arabian: A/J -Squee!arabian on May 27th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Literally died, huh? Wow. That ... that was more original and entertaining than a single line in these books. Kudos!
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Cynical Bitch: julianne hough - smileunicorn23 on May 27th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
I have never heard of the book until I saw the trailer for the movie based on the book. I'm only interested in watching it because Kristen Stewart is in it. Otherwise, meh.
Arabian: Apolianne_Reunitedarabian on May 28th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
Don't know who she is enough to care, or anyone else in it. But hey, the movie may be a lot better than the book.

Aww, Julianne. Did you get her CD? And did you see? Her CD debuted at #3 on the charts. Go Julianne!!
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Sylvike: plate1fishsanwitt on May 28th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
I'd never heard of 'Twilight' until I saw that they were making a movie of it. And I still don't know what it's about.
Arabianarabian on May 28th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
Don't bother, LOL!
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