The Reluctant Twilighter

I can't believe I have a Twilight blog…

Let the Showdown Begin!! July 13, 2009

As previously stated yesterday, this week I’m going to explore the worlds of Twilight and Harry Potter and which book/movies are the world champions of all sorts of various things.  I’m doing this in honor of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince coming to theaters TOMORROW because I’m just so, so excited and all I want to do is think and talk about this stuff.  (And I figured everyone else is doing it, I might as well jump on the bandwagon, right?)  Before I start though, I am officially declaring that I love both equally with all my heart and would hate to ever have to choose one over the other.  I just think each have their own individual strengths.  Also, I think it’s kind of silly to even compare the two because they are so different, but silly=fun so enough of playing nice!  LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!

Round 1: Stephenie Meyer vs. JK Rowling!!!

Sigh.  I’m getting this one over with quickly because it kind of makes me sad.

Plus JoJo is way hotter...
Plus JoJo is way hotter…

I wish that I could say that both authors are amazing in their own way and have each given us respectable, well-written novels, but I just can’t.  Jo Rowling takes it on this one, no contest.  Her books are incredible.  She created a completely new world with exciting plots, lovable characters, and tragedies that broke my heart.  Each book in the series got better and better and unfortunately, Stephenie just falls short compared to JoJo.  Stephenie’s books are enjoyable, but I can’t say they’re incredibly well-written.  She did create really great characters and I think she has a wonderful imagination, but those story lines just don’t make sense sometimes!   The timing of the first book was way off…I won’t even get started on Breaking Dawn!  (That plot was just one hot mess.)  Speaking of Breaking Dawn, Rowling gets another point for being able to kill off some of her characters, as opposed to Mrs. Meyer, who was too chicken to take anybody out.  Come on Stephenie, we could have handled it!  I demand a rewrite!  Take that biotch Rosalie down!  ROWLING WINS!

Next up, Harry vs. Edward!

 

Here’s to our Revolutionary Friend July 5, 2009

Second only to Halloween, the Fourth of July is a favorite holiday of mine.  I love watching fireworks, BBQs with my family, getting all decked out in red, white and blue, etc.  Each year my hometown has a parade, which I have attended almost every year since I was born.  One of my favorite parts of this parade is the Revolutionary War Reenacters.  These are nerds at their finest, people.  Two groups of grown men, decked out in costumes as Redcoats and Revolutionaries, walking down Main Street firing fake guns at each other.  When the Redcoats pass by the crowd boos and hisses, and then cheers erupt for the Patriots.  This year was a little different though, because as I was booing along with everyone else (Don’t think I wouldn’t be joining in!) my thoughts couldn’t help but wander to everyone’s favorite revolutionary vampire, Garrett!  Of course in the midst of a small town American celebration I would be thinking about Twilight…sorry Obama!  I love my country, really I do.  I just love Twilight too. 

 

Garrett shows up in Breaking Dawn as a witness for the Cullens.  Bella describes him as “a tall, rangy vampire with eager ruby eyes and long sandy hair he kept tied back with a leather thong.”  Um…what?  Leather thong!?!?  Anyways, he’s a nomad, or a rugged adventurer, if you so choose to think of him that way.  Which I do.  Not much else is known about him, other than that he was turned into a vampire around the time of the Revolutionary War and fought against the British.  He’s a very likable guy, everyone I know enjoyed him in book 4.  He’s one of those happy-go-lucky types until showtime, then he makes dramatic, inspiring speeches, risking his life to save creepy little Renesmee.   His speech is pretty badass, he’s actually got some of the best lines in Breaking Dawn, including my favorite, “If we live through this, I’ll follow you anywhere, woman.” 

 

Is that a leather thong I see in your hair??

Is that a leather thong I see in your hair??

He ends up leaving his human-killing ways to hook up with Kate and heads to Denali.  Which, if that all worked out would make him one of the few vegetarian vampires who started out as a regular one, saw the error of his ways and made the decision to switch on his own.  Something that deserves our respect I think, choosing that life on your own rather than being guided along by Carlisle from the moment you wake up thirsting for blood.  The most well-known vampire in this category of course would be Jasper who, as my personal favorite, definitely deserves a post dedicated to him as well.  But not today, because he fought in the Civil War for the South and that is not appropriate for this holiday weekend.  Some other time though, I promise. 

 

So here’s to you, Garrett, a vampire who not only risked his live to give the Cullens their freedom from the Volturi, but also risked his life to give us Americans our freedom from England.  In your own words, “Here’s to freedom from oppression!”  We salute you!  If I saw you walking down the street at a parade I would not boo you!   USA!  USA!  USA!

 

Thanks for reading!