Team Edward or Team Jacob?

pancake

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The Langella Dracula was a reasonable re-telling of the modern mythology (which all started with Bram Stoker).

Stoker really wasn't that good a writer; look for Saberhagen's The Dracula Tapes for a hilarious version told from The Count's point of view. Other modern takes on vampires (written) are the early Anita Blake series, (Laurell Hamilton before she goes strange) , Butcher's Harry Dresden series, and Saberhagen's Dracula series. Also the True Blood TV series and its inspiration, the books (forget the writer at this time).

I mostly fault Meyer's stories because she admits she did no research before writing them. If you're going to invoke supernatural creatures, you at least need to know their literary and mythic origins before doing your own version...

Well she also kinda decided to throw all that to the wind and make her own version based on the dream she had...more power to her, I think...yes I'm a Twilight nerd!
 

Karma

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yes I'm a Twilight nerd!

BAH!!!! VAMPIRES DO NOT SPARKLE!!!! WE ARE NOT SPARKLY!!!!!

um..... I mean.... they are not sparkly. Them. The vampires, which I certainly am not. In any way. Stop looking at me like that....

...dammit, now I'm hungry :)
 

pancake

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BAH!!!! VAMPIRES DO NOT SPARKLE!!!! WE ARE NOT SPARKLY!!!!!

um..... I mean.... they are not sparkly. Them. The vampires, which I certainly am not. In any way. Stop looking at me like that....

...dammit, now I'm hungry :)

LMAO!!!!
I agree you...um, they...shouldn't be sparkly...but I do love sparkly things!!!
 

Karma

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LMAO!!!!
I agree you...um, they...shouldn't be sparkly...but I do love sparkly things!!!

So, a little back story here: I've spent the last three years dealing with J and our mutual friends, and their mutual joke/argument that I am a vampire. They are convinced of this, no matter how much I protest, or how often I point out that I LOVE garlic and silver jewelry, or that I am way too claustrphobic to ever sleep in a coffin....

but they never believe me. And now Cricket has been on the same bandwagon for the last year or so :)

My daytime sleep schedule, gothic wardrobe, and irish complexion do not mean that I'm undead!!
 

pancake

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So, a little back story here: I've spent the last three years dealing with J and our mutual friends, and their mutual joke/argument that I am a vampire. They are convinced of this, no matter how much I protest, or how often I point out that I LOVE garlic and silver jewelry, or that I am way too claustrphobic to ever sleep in a coffin....

but they never believe me. And now Cricket has been on the same bandwagon for the last year or so :)

My daytime sleep schedule, gothic wardrobe, and irish complexion do not mean that I'm undead!!

OMG...too freakin funny...I think I would have to join in if I knew ya!!!
And that's just because I'm not irish pale, but dang near it. White girl with almost black hair...yeah...the sun hates me.
 

Thomas

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I don't think a poly situation would work in the Twilight-verse. Huge thing there about the Vamps and Weres hating each other. Sorry to kill any fun. Popular vote amongst the gay men I know puts Team Jacob in the lead post- New Moon
 

pancake

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I don't think a poly situation would work in the Twilight-verse. Huge thing there about the Vamps and Weres hating each other. Sorry to kill any fun. Popular vote amongst the gay men I know puts Team Jacob in the lead post- New Moon
Well if it has anything to do with the movies, then yeah! I think everyone's on Team Jacob after seein that kid with his shirt off!!!
 

Karma

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"Hi, I'm Jacob. I can't act at all, but I'm gay bait, and it's written into my contract that I have to take my shirt off every two minutes so that the producers of this drivel can snag another target audience, so you should pay money to come see me fail at acting and give you half a strip-tease every other scene or so."

Yeah, that guy sucks. But he does succeed at what the producers hired him for.
 

Derbylicious

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I saw a t-shirt once that said "and then Buffy staked Edward, the end".
 
gawd...you guys are so destructive! I read the books years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing.

I just wanted to mention the part where Edward, not wanting to hurt Bella, agrees to have Jacob date nights. He drives her to the half way point and she gets out of his car and into Jacob's. I don't remember it that well in the movie, but in the book. Its because Edward knows that she loves Jacob, and in his heart he wants her to have the opportunity to decide to be with Jacob, because he wants her to be happy. And then in another scene she is freezing cold in a tent, so Edward gets up and asks Jacob if he can slide in the sleeping bag with Bella. And he sits there awake all night watching the two sleep peacefully together. Jacob makes a joke at one point that he could make Bella warmer if they had their clothes off. Sounds pretty close to poly to me.

Btw, I'm team Bella, bad acting or not, I'd still like to do her.
 

Sapphire

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Hmmm well I have to admit, I have ALWAYS been a vampire fan....

I fell in love with Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles ..... I have read them over and over again..... (and the rest of her books).... I do have to say that I didnt like 'Memnoch the Devil' much at all...

I didnt think I would like the Twilight Series, but I did....

I cant say whether I am team Jacob or team Edward - Id do both :):)

Theres a book named "Dracula Unbound" by Brian Aldiss that has been a favourite of mine too :)
 

Vinccenzo

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We are big horror movie fans in my home so when my son came home from school saying many of the other kids at school were going on about a vampire movie called Twilight, I agreed to watch it with him in case it was too much for his age.

What a butt load of crap! This was not a horror movie. And it was some of the most stilted drivel ever with awful acting; worse than a Hughes film with an abusive relationship thrown in the mix. Even my kid was glad it was over when the movie finished. I'm stunned adults like it!
 

Ariakas

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We are big horror movie fans in my home so when my son came home from school saying many of the other kids at school were going on about a vampire movie called Twilight, I agreed to watch it with him in case it was too much for his age.

What a butt load of crap! This was not a horror movie. And it was some of the most stilted drivel ever with awful acting; worse than a Hughes film with an abusive relationship thrown in the mix. Even my kid was glad it was over when the movie finished. I'm stunned adults like it!

The cover didn't give it away? Its a romance series with people who bite other people. hahaha
 
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