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9/15/09

i have harbored silent rage.

If one more Twilight-obsessed functionally illiterate newlywed compares Gale from Hunger Games to Edward *(or swoons over Peeta like he's the reincarnation of the author's weird romantic fantasy, and not a complex and well-written character,) I will probably kill someone.


Or, ever the alternative, quietly mock them on the internet.






*It's like comparing a twinkie to fresh baked bread! It's like comparing kool-aid to fine wine!(Not that I would know, but whatever.)

You can continue the analogies on your own. Just find some mass-produced, mediocre thing, and try to equate it with something well-made and creative.




That is all.

16 comments:

Nik "the BoyWonder" said...

I prefer Kool-aid over wine anyday!!

Aunt Spicy said...

I second that!

Rachel Sue said...

The twinkie to fresh baked bread is perfect. I couldn't have come up with a better analogy myself.

Lacy E. (as in Eloise, formerly Lee) said...

this is a good call. i felt the same when everyone was calling Stephanie Meyer the next J.K. Rowling. Whaaaa? Why not just find Ms. Rowling and slap her across the face. Much less of an insult.

meagan said...

I so so so agree! I may be reading Hunger Games again just so I can read Catching Fire again. (:

The Boob Nazi said...

But Edward is so hooooooooooooooooooooooooott!!!!

Sarah said...

THANK YOU! It has been making me so mad!

Kris said...

I judge people based on whether or not they like Twilight. Those who like it are mocked and shunned.

I admit that I don't have a clue what Hunger Games is though.

Carley A. T. said...

When I was student teaching Jr. High I could understand why so many of the girls loved Twilight, their young, naive, and haven't really met good writing yet (and I am an uber snob when it comes to that). And though many of my educated adult friends loved the books too... Well, I just have to say I actually forgot to finish reading the book. Seriously.

But it was fun going to the movie and laughing at it.

I am mean that way.

Mrs. Clark said...

Okay. The Twilight series is just what it is--a light romance with a little mystery thrown in for young teens. I enjoyed it, but I'm not about to put an "I Drive Like a Cullen" bumper sticker on my car, or wear a Team Edward t-shirt. It's just a diverting story, people!

Mrs. Clark said...

Oh, and I didn't mean that remark to be directed at the author or commenters on this blog. Just people without lives who are driving us all nuts with their Twilight obsessions. (I feel the same way about the Gerald Lund Work and the Glory series, too.)

stewbert said...

twinkies versus fresh baked bread. awesome.

i haven't read hunger games, but man ... do not get the obsession certain adult family members have over edward.

edward is a twinkie, edward is a twinkie ... hehe

ahem.

I did like Meyer's The Host, but it's still not anything to get obsessed over!

lorena rose said...

I <3 Twilight. Not so much the whole series per se, just the first book.

But I read it before it was cool to read it, so I wasn't bracing myself against it due to all the hype. I think this explains part of it.

Crystal said...

Twilight is crap! Edward is the Hanson of the literary world. Hip for a or two...then people get tired of Mmmmbop. (Also, those gifted 10th graders could have written something with more substance and better grammar.) Did we mention the misogynist undertones? too deep for a comment on a fun blog about twinkies? XD

The real problem is people in the church who think that YA lit is the only place to find something worth reading*. Be an adult and read something your own age.



*there is much YA lit that I love...Twilight, obviously, not on that list.

Jen said...

it's like comparing a quilt tied with yarn to one hand-pieced and intricately, tiny-stitch, hand-quilted

~j. said...

*gasp!*

You and I really are best friends.