Thursday, July 1, 2010

Twihard


Or....

Why Twilight is good for the soul.

  1. It's finally fashionable to stay out of the sun. More importantly, pale skin is in (this is good for me).
  2. It's okay if you aren't a good actor -- you can still make a lot of money (also good for me).
  3. It may not be werewolves and vampires, but it's good to be reminded that there's a spiritual world out there.
  4. The moral of the story for me is not "wait for an Edward"; rather, it's "don't be a Bella." Man, that girl is annoying. She pretty much does the opposite of whatever Edward (who always has her best interest in mind, by the way) asks her to do. Don't do that. Why he stays around is beyond me.
  5. Never underestimate the power of a tailored shirt (speaking mainly to my male readers here). A well-fitting shirt can make you hotter than Taylor Lautner and his serious six-pack.
  6. It's good -- not classic, but good -- literature and it means people are reading. Nearly anything that promotes a love of reading is going to get my stamp of approval. (And what a stamp that is).
  7. Moreover, it promotes critical thinking and analysis. Anyone who reads the books has an opinion: Jacob or Edward? Why? And saying "because Jacob is hot" is not enough. Teenage girls and women are learning to back up their opinions with legitimate reasons that they can point to in the text. This is an invaluable life skill. Better to learn it from theatric vampire pseudo-angst than never to learn it at all.
  8. Because we otherwise would never have known Jackson Rathbone.

6 comments:

michael said...

I love that you actually gave this thought and rationalization - seriously!

And your excuses/reasoning is quite sufficient, so thank you for selling it. I don't think I'll go out and read the books and/or watch the movie anytime soon, but at least I won't sneer quite as much when I hear it.

fromheretothere said...

i love it too!
i'm glad you like the movie, we'll talk later :)

karin said...

Thanks Mike! Has Amanda read the books? They're actually quite good.....infinitely better than the movies. You know me -- this is not my typical genre.

karin said...

Thanks Mike! Has Amanda read the books? They're actually quite good.....infinitely better than the movies. You know me -- this is not my typical genre.

Judi-CAJ said...

I am going with #3 and the one about reading. But scary things freak me out. (I could also add a political commentary about spiritual warfare and America, but I will spare you)

Ingrid said...

Read the first 3 books cuz Rachel was asking to read it. 4th and 5th graders are reading it. I didn't let Rachel read it because of how it depicts romantic love. Saw the movie on a plane and I thought it was really boring, but the books aren't boring at all.