Hi girls! **waves excitedly**
Its a big day, right? YAY!
I know you all are totally pepped up, and I dont want to be a Debbie Downer again… but well… see, when I was your alls age, 12-ish, I was in love with a family of vampires too. The main dude wasnt Edward, though. His name was Lestat. Tall, blonde, violet eyes (or as Meyer would describe them, amethyst). He wasnt nice like Edward, but he was a badass, and I loved him for it (common, he was a rock star, who could resist??).
There was this other vampire in his family, Louis? I loved him too. So angsty. He was so pre-emo emo. Gorgeous and a sweetheart. *swoon* Yeah, he didnt really like eating people either. Like Edward, he went through a phase of only eating ‘bad’ people– murderers, villains and such. Ate animals for a while. Just sayin.
When I got a little older, we had this series called ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘. The movie was beyond stupid, but the TV show was great. I think it was before your alls time, but basically it was kinda about this vampire Angel, who was in love with a human girl, Buffy. Oh, and one of the main characters is a werewolf. Im just sayin.
Yeah, and then theres this other vampire book/movie series about another guy, named ‘Blade‘? Yeah, hes half vampire, half human. And then theres ‘Underworld‘– about a vampire whos in love with a werewolf, but their respective communities are sworn enemies. And this other one, Van Helsing? Um… yeah…
Im just sayin.
OH, and this other book series, by Christopher Golden… ‘Of Saints and Shadows’? Um, those vampires dont, like, ‘sparkle’, like Edward… but they can walk in sunlight, no prob. Also has a vampire-heroine romance.
So, um, I know Twilight girls are, um, vociferous about their support of the Twilight series… but you guys… um… Im trying to say this nicely…
There is nothing in the Twilight books thats new. There is nothing that wasnt done better before, by someone else. So if you liked Twilight (which is fine! Like I said, I liked it enough to want to see the movie!) please, for the love of god, try ‘Interview With the Vampire’? Try ‘Of Saints and Shadows’? Watch ‘Buffy‘ and ‘Angel‘? Theyre online for free at Hulu!!
You think youre in love with Edward?
There are better vampires out there ?