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apocalyptigirl posted this thread...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Twiligh was fun, yeah, and I liked it for what it was, but vampires DO NOT SPARKLE. I'm sorry; they're supposed to BURN in the sun, no matter how convenient the sparkles might be for plot purposes (aka allowing Bella to meet Edward at school in the daytime). So my question is, has anyone read any real vampire books? Dracula? Cirque du Freak? Other legit permutations on the vampire myth?

 

P.S.--Twilight haters, I know I've already offended you, you don't need to post a bunch of offended comments. Kthanx.

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Albetta replied...
Sept. 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm

nosterafu 

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apocalyptigirl replied...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 11:48 am

:) yay, i actually know what ur talking about we had to watch that in film class. He looks seriously creepy...

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EricB replied...
Sept. 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm

If you really want a vampire story that will blow your mind. Try Anne Rice.

Besides that, I've also read Cirque du Freak (loved it), Dracula (didn't really like it) and anything else I can find.

On one level, I thought the sparkling thing was corny/stupid (like most people), but in another way it was also the only thing I liked about the book Twilight.

The usual reason for why vampires can't go out in the sun is, as you said, because they burst into flames. Or in other words, because they have a weakness that human beings do not.

But in Twilight, its reversed, the sun doesn't reveal their weakness, merely their difference. The flaw is not with them, but with humans and our prejudice towards people we consider "different".

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apocalyptigirl replied...
Sept. 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm

....i think humans have good reason to be prejudiced against vampires, considering they eat us and all...just saying...lol

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EricB replied...
Sept. 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Sssshhh, not the point ;)

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apocalyptigirl replied...
Sept. 23, 2010 at 11:05 pm

hahaha...OK so this is sickening. I'm seeing this ad that says "First Bite---fall in love with your own Edward...a personalized vampire romance novel...where you are the star." Ugh. Everyone is piggybacking off the Twilight se.x craze.

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Spade replied...
Sept. 28, 2010 at 7:45 pm

You should try the Morganville Vampires. There are almost 10 books total, but it was more tolerable than Twilight. (These vamps actually burn)

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ThatClarinetPerson replied...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 11:49 am

haha, yeah. i get that all the time on this site. and then i got an "are you compatible with justin bieber, can you be his girlfriend" one once. it was distusting :)

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apocalyptigirl replied...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm

ahhhhhhh what? justin beiber looks like a girl himself!! i would feel like a pedophile dating him...

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impossibleisfun replied...
Oct. 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm

To begin, the language with which you present your argument and the references you make immediately down play any kind of legitimate point you might have. This leads me to question how much you actually know about vampire lore and legend, or if you know anything at all. Even the modern acceptable vampire would be ridiculous by more archaic standards. Vampires are meant to represent something, and being symbols (in literature, to let believers believe) are at the disposal of the writer for edit for plot-driven purposes or otherwise.

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impossibleisfun replied...
Oct. 18, 2010 at 7:51 pm

It's Nosferatu.

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apocalyptigirl replied...
Oct. 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Hey, Ms. Literary Genius, I already said Twilight-fan haters didn't need to bother posting here. And btw, when writing anything, audience should be the first consideration. We aren't defending a thesis here; this is a casual conversation-starter about vampires written to, by, and for teens. So get the bee out of your bonnet, or pull the stick out of--well...

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Coffee replied...
Jan. 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm

yeah I don't like Twilight either. I would like to read a real vampire book though. XD soemtimes i laugh thinking about sparkely vampires.

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Concrete_Angel replied...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I agree, i hat.e twlight because vampire dont sparkle they burn hehehe.  I agree with Coffee

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CarrieAnn13 replied...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I love Anne Rice's vampire series!  True, it's gross in parts, but overall it's well-written and rich with historical details. :)

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xXx_Fox_xXx replied...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Snape: "No Mr. Diggory, vampires do not sparkle. Ten points from hufflepuff."

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LadyFreeWill replied...
Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

There was a time when I liked Twilight. I was ten. I got over it quickly, once I learned what a Mary Sue was. *slow claps for Meyer. She's one of THOSE writers*
I'm angry that she totally ruined the legit seriousness of vampires. Like, now they're not scary. THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE SCARY. She couldn't have written the saga just a LITTLE more realistically? How about some self-discovery for little Miss-I'm-the-only-one-who-doesn't-realise-how-effing-perfect-I'm-supposed-to-be-boo-hoo. Gosh. Let us all just cast away the series as a sad, sad misconception of life in general.

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