I'm sure that this is one of the most talked-about topics floating around LJ right now, but... I might as well add in my own two cents.

So, Twilight movie, anyone?

-gets attacked by random people-

Anyways, relating to the title of this post, I've been seriously considering the Twilight series in general and asking myself exactly why I like it so much. Rewind back say... about three months ago when Breaking Dawn came out. Sadly enough, I was one of those mindless, completely obsessed fangirls who devoured the book like it was more important than oxygen.

And I enjoyed it. I completely swallowed it up. IMHO, it was the best thing since sliced bread.

-shakes head- While I don't share exactly the opinions of some of my friends towards the book (they think Stephenie Meyer is trying to send us subliminal Mormon messages through them. It's a conspiracy, I say!), I have to admit, I am beginning to doubt my earlier worship of them. Ignoring the fact that I can name TONS of better written books (including fanfics) from the top of my head, that doesn't excuse the fact that the stories really have absolutely no plot at all. This topic has been argued to death over, and over... and over again. So I won't go into it.

However, I suppose that what attracted me to the series were the characters. Other than the fact that they are vampires, I enjoyed sharing the characters' emotions and learning about them. This is the one thing that I am still adamant about: the vamps were very well developed throughout the story. And then... there's Bella. Two words: Mary-Sue. But of course, this is once again another topic that I am simply not going to dive into.

Heading back to the movie, watching it really cast some light onto certain aspects of the story to me, Edward in particular. Maybe it's just bad acting, but I had never really realized just how absolutely creepy Edward really is. I mean, I already knew that he was kinda a stalker, but he was seriously a real creeper in the movie. Not romantic in the least. I was completely disgusted.

What really bugs me though is that they really could have made this into a good movie. I mean, the books themselves are so simple that it was just a matter of deciding what scenes packed in more vital information. AKA: Scrap the pillow talk.

Edward was definitely their worst mistake. Awkwardest actor I have ever had the misfortune to see on the big screen. I must have a permanent wrinkles from all the times that I cringed whenever he said something. And Jasper... oh, Jasper...

The point is, the Twilight series has almost become a kind of vortex that sucks you in. Like the Harry Potter series, all the hype around them makes you expect them to be good. You get sucked into the publicity and it's like you've been brainwashed into liking a series that doesn't really deserve it. I'm just surprised that I didn't realize it sooner...

(On the other hand, I DID get to see the preview for the next HP movie and it looks SO EPIC.)
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( May. 27th, 2008 04:12 pm)
Yes, I have returned. Probably not permanently, but what the heck, I feel like writing in here even after almost a year. That sounds really bad doesn't it?
And believe it or not, I DO have things I want to write about, but I'm always worried about if I'm just wasting space or if no one wants to read it because it's boring etc, etc, etc.

Actually, right now I'm kind of depressed because I just finished reading a series of books that I have now baptized as "Kayla's Favorite Series," along with the Harry Potter series, Twilight series, His Dark Materials series and the Firebringer Trilogy. Thats a fairly long list, and I've probably missed a few in there too... but whatever. Okay drumroll please... the series is The Bartimaeus trilogy.

Surprisingly enough, pretty much every one I know how has read says that they didn't like it. Which is really weird, because I thought it was just pure awesomeness. The main character (a djinni named Bartimaeus) is funny, sarcastic and witty. Ha, kinda like me. >.< Joking, joking! The other main character is named Nathaniel, and he is a magician (very young, at the begining of the trilogy he is only about 12 years old, but he is a prodigy. I mean super talented here) who controls Bartimaeus.(That name is gonna be a pain to spell really soon.) Anyways, Nathaniel kinda reminds me of Soujiro from RurouKen, and that of course just added to this series appeal. What really got me was in the last book when he was wearing the seven-league boots. To activate them, you have to tap your foot... well then. As a side note, my absolute favorite character is introduced in the second book, and her name is Kitty Jones. I would now ramble off in a long detailed description of the series and all it's intricacies, but I don't want to spoil it. AKA: I don't have the time/ I'm too lazy.

As for the anime side of my life, I have gotten into some other series other then just RK. Rurouni Kenshin is still my all-time favorite, but I am also really crazy about AIR, Elfen Lied and Scrapped Princess. They all rock my socks, lmao. :S

Anyways thats about it for today's entry, maybe I will actually start updating more than once a year from now on? (Heh, don't hold your breath, is all I can say.)

Byes!!!!! ex-oh!!

~Urban
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