Marry, Date or Dump: Edward Cullen, Beau Swan, & Jacob Black

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I thought I’d take the temperature of the group and see if anyone who was Team Edward or Team Jacob has suddenly switched over to team Beau. I just started Life and Death (the gender-swapped version of Twilight) this morning, so I don’t have any clear ideas yet. I know one or two of you were thinking about reading it too. Let me know in the comments who you’d marry, who you’d date, and who you’d dump.  Continue reading

My Rant about John Green, Twilight, and Female YA Authors

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On Wednesday night, I saw two things I’ve been thinking for a long time clearly articulated on twitter. One by YA author John Green, the other about him. The first was a series of tweets, termed by Green himself as a “twitter rant”, defending Twilight fans and shining a light on the misogyny that underlies the attacks on the series. After negative feedback, he further clarified his position with this post on tumblr. After reading about this, I saw this series of tweets and further conversation about John Green’s influence on the New York Times Bestseller list and the lack of women on the list.

I’m sharing these on my blog today because I’ve wanted to write about why I like Twilight and the nerdfighter domination of the bestseller list for a long time. I also want to start a discussion, or at least share some of my feelings, about the negative reactions to both social media events. Continue reading

Marry Date or Dump: The Volturi

They are everyone’s favorite vampire royals. If you HAD to marry, date and dump each one, which Voluturi would you choose for which role? Let me know in the comments. People with reasons get extra credit!

Aro Volturi, who can read every thought a person has ever had once he has made physical contact

Marcus Volturi, who senses the strength and nature of relationships

Caius Volturi, who has no known powers

 

 

Kristen and Rob: Back Together! (?)

As some of you might know, the whole Kristen Stewart cheating scandal, and ensuing Robert Pattinson break up in July caused me a little distress. In fact, you can read about it in this post. I discovered, that I was not alone in this. In the days following the alarming news, we tried to analyze the relationships chances through messages on Kristen and Robert’s t-shirts, checked people.com hourly for updates, and almost lost it when we heard that Robert was putting the couple’s shared house on the market and was hiding out at Reese Witherspoon …. okay, maybe that was just me.

The close attention didn’t just last for days or weeks. When Robert went on the publicity circuit for Cosmopolis, everyone was watching to see if he would fall apart or give us a clue as to the future of their relationship. He was (perhaps unsurprisingly) mum on the subject. Even though he did look adorable eating ice cream on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, things didn’t look good.

It surprises me then that as the couple has apparently gotten back together, that people aren’t making a bigger deal. It trickled up last week on a few entertainment cite. This week people.com (I would say a more reputable site, also the cite that broke the break up scandal to begin with) confirmed the rumors. They are back together. The house isn’t being sold.

The surprise in fact has me questioning if they are really back together. I’m crossing my fingers, waiting for the Breaking Dawn premiere … and looking for something healthier to fill my time/interest.