RE-READING THE TWILIGHT SERIES BY STEPHENIE MEYER

Okay… recently, I have watched Breaking Dawn Part 1. My bestie and I planned on watching it one day. Although, the audience was not as perfect as I had hoped (the people sitting behind us had their cell phones ringing during the wedding part and they were constantly talking, not whispering… talking throughout the movie), I still LOVED the movie! I just had to see it again! So that same day, I watched the movie again with my boyfriend! It was that amazing! I laughed, I cried, I was in love, I was scared. My parents even saw it and my mom also loved it and my dad thought it was the best movie of all of the series.

I got into the Twilight Series right before it became this huge thing. When I read it, I was 21 yrs old and single. And after reading Twilight, my standards for possible future boyfriends were very high. I am so thankful for that though. Thanks Stephenie Meyer! I was so into Twilight that I had post-it notes all over the book about my reaction to what just happened! I even met Robert Pattinson and got his autograph at the mall in Hot topic.

Anywho, I loved Twilight and have been out of touch with my Twilight side for a while. And with the stresses of college and my personal life, I think Twilight is the perfect get away. I also realized that reading Twilight as someone who is single compared to someone in a relationship may be a different experience. Who knows? We shall find out. So this is my new thing. I am going to blog about re-reading Twilight as someone in a relationship.

Also, my friend from school and I were discussing the Twilight books and talking about the difference between Anne Rice who is the Queen of Vampires and Stephenie Meyer. My friend Colleen loves literature and by far loves the Anne Rice novels more than the Twilght Saga. And several people agree that Anne Rice’s novels are better considering there are no cheesey parts like vampires sparkling in the sunlight. But she also pointed out that Stephenie Meyer was able to do something Anne Rice didn’t. Stephenie Meyer’s books were able to connect better with people that it created this huge fan base. Anne Rice’s novels are based from a long time ago. I understand that all vampires are old and live forever, but Anne Rice’s, the Vampire Chronicles are written a long long time ago… like in the 1800s. Some people find old English very challenging to understand. Somewhat Shakespeare like. My mom who had a vampire obsession, read all of Anne Rice’s books. On the other hand, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga was  about vampires living now, in modern time. Although the books go up to 700+ pages, it’s a fairly fast and easy read. The Twilight Saga, just like Harry Potter comes in all sorts of different languages. So that also adds to the huge universal fan base. I am not sure if the Vampire Chronicles come in all sorts of different languages. By all means, I am not saying that Anne Rice is better than Stephenie Meyer or Stephenie Meyer is better than Anne Rice. There are just two very different writers who have a love for vampires and know how to connect with all sorts of different readers.

Why I like the Twilight Saga:

1) It brings me to this world of infinite possibilities.

2) If it weren’t for Twilight, I’d still be dating guys who take advantage of me or don’t treat me like how a woman should be treated. I’d probably still be single.

3) It’s relatable. There are so many characters that people would easily connect with. I love Leah, but several people believe that I am Alice! I love Alice too of course!

4) It is a fun read!

Wretched Wednesday

I woke up feeling pretty pumped considering that I was turning in 3 job applications at school. All I needed to do was print out copies of my resume and all three different cover letters. I already knew which outfit I wanted to wear which originally I was going to wear with my grey high-heeled boots but decided to go with my creme colored  vintage patent flats. It completed my outfit by making it more vintage! I was excited to hand out my application. Plus, I had a haircut/trim last night that I am still getting used to. I love the bangs if they are not being stubborn. And since my bestie texted me asking if I need a ride (I do not drive… usually I just walk to the bart station from my house and take the bus to school), I thought,  “It’s going to be a great day.”

So as I walk out of the house with maybe five books in my arm. (My bestie is borrowing three for her project at school). I walk toward her car and I slip! And her boyfriend saw! Well I’m not exactly embarrassed… okay maybe a little. But I can’t believe that I fell! I haven’t slipped like that since I don’t even know when. I know I am clumsy but not that clumsy. You know in the Twilight movie when Bella falls in front of her house and her dad helps her up and Bella says, “Yeah, ice doesn’t really help the uncoordinated,” or something along those lines? Yeah, I fell like that. Well, luckily they had food to cheer me up!

I get to school and print out my cover letters and resume. And before I hand in my little application pack, I decided to go to the bathroom and make sure I at least look presentable to give them a good impression. I pass by a couple of friends I know and I swear sometimes their comments could easily be misunderstood. Lately at school, when I bump into people, I get comments like, “I didn’t even recognize you” or “You look hella different” or “Are you and Bobby (my boyfriend~I just used a different name) still together?” Today I got, “You got a haircut?! Oh my ga…” See how these comments can be misunderstood… especially by me who obviously loves the English language and likes to analyze between the lines. When they say something like that, I can’t help but ask myself, “What is that supposed to mean?” What ever happened to a simple “Hi, how are you?” be the first thing that comes out of a person’s mouth. They make me feel like I look as if  I came from the same space ship E.T (from Steven Spielberg’s film from the 80’s) came out of. Don’t get me wrong, I love E.T! But as a kid, I was a little scared of him. And people look and talk to me as if I have the same appearance he does!

Sorry, I was going off topic a bit. So as I was running back and forth in the Student Union, I passed the same group of people I know three times. I already turned in my application and I pass them one more time feeling more confident that I completed one of my most important tasks of the day. One of them… the person I don’t know comes to me looking at my shoes. I thought maybe she was going to compliment my cute flats or ask where I got them. Instead, “Excuse me, you have something on your shoe.” I look down and guess what it is?! Toilet paper! I try to take it out with my other shoe by stepping on the toilet paper and gracefully just sliding my foot so it comes off easily. To my luck, it was easily removable without me having to touch it with my bare hands. Unfortunately, I am sure that piece of toilet paper was on my shoe as I turned in my application. Now, that would not have happened if I wore my gray boots. Or would it?