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Dear Bella

19 Sep

Dear Bella,

I admit it was with great relief that I received your letter of 9/12. My feelings for you have changed since I realized that in becoming a vampire, you would be exchanging your vegetarian beliefs for stalking, attacking, and sucking the blood out of animals with your own mouth. I just don’t know if I can spend eternity with someone who so easily casts aside their convictions. Perhaps ‘The Vampire Diaries’ would work out better for you, since they use plastic bottles. Best wishes to you as well. I hear there are great colleges in Florida.


Dear Edward

12 Sep

Dear Edward,

Much as I love you and your ability to swing me to the top of a tree in a single bound, I find that I love guacamole more.  And Hersheys, and omelets, and twice baked potatoes.  It’s not me, it’s you…one bite from you would prevent me from ever taking another bite again.  And that’s just scary.  Don’t take it personally.  Best wishes in all your endeavors.


The monster within

29 Jul

Though there will always be those lines of dialogue that make me cringe and make up my own, the movie ‘Twilight’ continues to move me.  Vampires are a terrific vehicle to tell this story through.  I touched on this in my previous post, but the concept has continued to consume me.

Vampires are monsters.  Pure and simple.  Edward knows it.  Bella knows it.  You and I know it.  But here is what this little tween flick won’t let me forget.  This story isn’t about the humans.  It’s about the monsters.  It’s about us.

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‘Twilight’ won’t leave me alone

22 Jul

Perhaps my skull is thicker than most, but I’m the kind of person that it really takes time for things to soak in.  For example, I have to watch films over and over to really get a handle on what they are all about.  The beauty of a good film/story is in the details, and so many times I find my mind racing to keep up with major plot points that I miss all the juiciest bits the first time in the theatre.  I don’t know how movie reviewers do it!

‘Twilight’ has been one of those experiences for me.  After seeing the trilogy in the theatre, I checked ‘Twilight’ out from the library.  This film franchise continues to speak to me on a very personal level, so I’ve decided to devote a few more posts to the topic.  I hope you’ll indulge me. Continue reading

My journey into ‘Twilight’

30 Jun

In the Darkness (a.k.a. Theater):

Am I the one person left in the United States who had not seen any of the ‘Twilight’ films until last night? It certainly felt like it. On a whim yesterday I went looking for three movies worthy of a triple feature’s worth of my time on my day off and found ONE ticket remaining for the ‘Twilight’ Trilogy showing last night. Since I hadn’t seen any of them but have heard so much about them, the timing was perfect, and so I clicked. Lit fans, consider yourselves warned: I haven’t read the books, and am therefore completely ignorant of any details the film missed. Normally, I’d be put off by someone who had not read the source material for adapted work, but in this case, I felt a sense that this was a gift to have a fresh perspective on all three films at once.
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