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2009-03-21 11:13:49 AM  
Harry Potter doesn't read like bad fanfiction.
 
2009-03-21 11:19:59 AM  
I thought Paul Newman was great, but I honestly don't understand the hype behind the movie.
 
2009-03-21 11:25:57 AM  
The wife dragged me to that movie. Ugh, what a farking awful pile of shiat. Utterly inept on almost every level. At least the wife had sense enough to realize that the movie was crap, too. Now she owes me one movie that she doesn't want to see. Heheh, I'll have to make it good...
 
2009-03-21 11:47:06 AM  
Stupid virgins

/hides cape under desk
 
2009-03-21 12:00:55 PM  

Saborlas: Harry Potter doesn't read like bad fanfiction.


I've read bad fan-fiction that's better than Twilight.
 
2009-03-21 12:26:52 PM  
Last night our local library hosted a "Twilight Prom." The kids had to register and show up in promwear. They played some games and did some dancing. Overall it was fun times for everybody.

However, they had gotten a cardboard cutout of Edward. At one point the little middle school girls were fighting over the cutout. It got raffled off at the end of the night. The person who won it was actually a teenage boy, and he said to me later "There is no way I was going up there to get that. I wanted to leave alive." So, a middle school girl got it. I'm sure she has it in her room, making out with it now.


/chaperoning
//librarian
 
2009-03-21 12:46:28 PM  
Snape kills Edward!

/I wish
 
mhd
2009-03-21 12:48:00 PM  
So readers of Twilight are rather likely to either have teenage weddings or do Vampire LARPing. I'm still not sure what is the more horrid prospect for our society.

/Or Vampire LARP teenage weddings. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
//And I recently saw some large-print Twilight books. So either old people enjoy that crap, too, or there are some coke-bottle-bespectacled tweens out there, longing for abusive relationships.
 
2009-03-21 12:49:29 PM  
shiat, Harry Potter I can at least see the appeal. Twilight looks like yet another "told from the vampire's point of view" weepy teen story. It's not at all original (sparkly vampires aside) or at all new, so I fail to see why it's as big as it is.

Hell, even if Harry Potter is overhyped, the movies at least looked good. I actually figured Twilight was that awful Lost Boys sequel when I first saw the previews.
 
2009-03-21 12:49:33 PM  
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Unimpressed.

 
2009-03-21 12:52:35 PM  
I'm amazed someone had a cape big enough for Blockbuster to wear.

/Havent read it
//Wont see the movie
///Would dump anyone who tried to get me to do either
////Sometimes Im a jack-a
 
2009-03-21 12:54:55 PM  
Dawson's Crypt, you mean.
 
2009-03-21 12:54:58 PM  
I've not read them and probably never will (even for a laugh), but I wish the book ended with a suicide. Fan mimicry has its place.
 
2009-03-21 12:55:01 PM  
peachpicker

Amazing book. No idea how the movie is, though.
 
2009-03-21 01:01:40 PM  
I work in a bookstore/DVD store. We had a midnight release party last night. And while there were a lot of people there, there weren't as many as there were for the release of the fourth Harry Potter book. And that was the smallest Harry Potter party we ever had.

Potter still wins.

/despises Twilight like you wouldn't believe
 
2009-03-21 01:03:59 PM  
I was planning on trying to get a vampire story I wrote published. Twilight has scared me off.
 
2009-03-21 01:05:01 PM  

mhd: So readers of Twilight are rather likely to either have teenage weddings or do Vampire LARPing. I'm still not sure what is the more horrid prospect for our society.


WORSE.

The newest generation of LARPers will think that vampires actually sparkle in the sunlight. No longer confined to the basements of comic book stores, they will sweep into the parks, battling it out in lame and anticlimactic battles, not understanding why their female peers aren't swooning all the while. I mean, they used a whole case of body glitter fer Chrissakes! Surely that makes them as pretty as the big-headed dolt from the movie!

/Hates Twilight
//Mocks LARPers
///Looks for forward to the genuine belly laughs that will be born from this unholy union
 
2009-03-21 01:24:36 PM  
I'll be in my bunk
 
mhd
2009-03-21 01:26:47 PM  

Son of Streak:
The newest generation of LARPers will think that vampires actually sparkle in the sunlight.


OH NOES, this could result in a glitter shortage! Will somebody please think of the strippers!

But apart from the sparkly factor, vampires walking around in broad daylight isn't really new. Every bad vampire flick of the last few decades featured daywalkers, 'dhampeels', SPF ∞ or other diluted crap.

Almost as bad as treehugging Werewolves.
 
2009-03-21 01:29:14 PM  
I had to go to Wal-Mart last night for the first time in ages, and there were so many kids and teenagers there.....all these little girls wearing black and striped tights/arm warmers/hoodies, and boys with wallet chains and skinny jeans They were all hanging out, trying very hard to look all moody and conflicted and dramatic - I was wondering wtf they were there for until I saw this whale of a chick wearing a t-shirt that said, I shiat you not, "I love boys that sparkle".

Wal-mart is a scary place no matter when you go, but at 10:30pm on a Friday with teeny bopper twilight fans running around, it was absolutely bizarre.


/I pointed and laughed at the fat chick
//you would have too
 
2009-03-21 01:41:31 PM  

Argoran: I work in a bookstore/DVD store. We had a midnight release party last night. And while there were a lot of people there, there weren't as many as there were for the release of the fourth Harry Potter book. And that was the smallest Harry Potter party we ever had.

Potter still wins.

/despises Twilight like you wouldn't believe


I manage a Taco Bell across the street from a bookstore/DVD store and let me tell you my sales loved this. My employees... not so much.
 
2009-03-21 01:45:17 PM  
tl;dr summary of Twilight:

Edward: Hoo mama, I can't decide whether to drink your blood or kiss you passionately.

Bella: That's hot.

/thank you Book-A-Minute (pops)
 
2009-03-21 01:50:09 PM  

Erbo: tl;dr summary of Twilight:

Edward: Hoo mama, I can't decide whether to drink your blood or kiss you passionately.

Bella: That's hot.

/thank you Book-A-Minute (pops)


That site is awesome...I've already re-read five of my favorite books.

/loved 2001
 
2009-03-21 01:51:03 PM  
Am I the only one that thinks the only thing more amusing than rabid fans of a pop-culture phenomena are the internet hipsters that are so above all that populist tripe, that they just have to make sure everyone on a message board know how much they hate something.
 
2009-03-21 01:51:57 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Erbo: tl;dr summary of Twilight:

Edward: Hoo mama, I can't decide whether to drink your blood or kiss you passionately.

Bella: That's hot.

/thank you Book-A-Minute (pops)

That site is awesome...I've already re-read five of my favorite books.

/loved 2001


Check that: Good Omens ftw!

"Five billion people almost DIE, and it is FUNNY."
 
2009-03-21 01:53:53 PM  

matt2891: Am I the only one that thinks the only thing more amusing than rabid fans of a pop-culture phenomena are the internet hipsters that are so above all that populist tripe, that they just have to make sure everyone on a message board know how much they hate something.


Does that make you a hipster2?
 
2009-03-21 01:57:32 PM  

matt2891: Am I the only one that thinks the only thing more amusing than rabid fans of a pop-culture phenomena are the internet hipsters that are so above all that populist tripe, that they just have to make sure everyone on a message board know how much they hate something.


Am I the only one that thinks the only thing more amusing than rabid fans of a pop-culture phenomena and the internet hipsters that are so above all that populist tripe, that they just have to make sure everyone on a message board know how much they hate something, are the ones who think they're cool to point that out in every thread regarding said topic?
 
2009-03-21 01:57:41 PM  

peachpicker: matt2891: Am I the only one that thinks the only thing more amusing than rabid fans of a pop-culture phenomena are the internet hipsters that are so above all that populist tripe, that they just have to make sure everyone on a message board know how much they hate something.

Does that make you a hipster2?


It makes me a hypocripster, cubed!
 
2009-03-21 01:58:51 PM  

Seacop: matt2891: Am I the only one that thinks the only thing more amusing than rabid fans of a pop-culture phenomena are the internet hipsters that are so above all that populist tripe, that they just have to make sure everyone on a message board know how much they hate something.

Am I the only one that thinks the only thing more amusing than rabid fans of a pop-culture phenomena and the internet hipsters that are so above all that populist tripe, that they just have to make sure everyone on a message board know how much they hate something, are the ones who think they're cool to point that out in every thread regarding said topic?


Nope, I'm one of those too! Cheers!
 
2009-03-21 02:04:20 PM  

mhd: //And I recently saw some large-print Twilight books. So either old people enjoy that crap, too, or there are some coke-bottle-bespectacled tweens out there, longing for abusive relationships.


My 76 y/o mother in law loves the series.
 
2009-03-21 02:04:54 PM  

matt2891: It makes me a hypocripster, cubed!


LOL

From a GIS for 'hypocripster':

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/is that celery?
//I hate celery
///2 cool 4 celery
 
2009-03-21 02:09:53 PM  

Durendal: The wife dragged me to that movie. Ugh, what a farking awful pile of shiat.



You're married to a 14 year old?!
 
2009-03-21 02:12:22 PM  

MsInterpreted: mhd: //And I recently saw some large-print Twilight books. So either old people enjoy that crap, too, or there are some coke-bottle-bespectacled tweens out there, longing for abusive relationships.

My 76 y/o mother in law loves the series.


She's probably senile.
 
2009-03-21 02:14:09 PM  

peachpicker: Unimpressed.


Hey, what's the name of that movie again?
 
2009-03-21 02:17:29 PM  

Nurglitch: peachpicker: Unimpressed.

Hey, what's the name of that movie again?


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2009-03-21 02:21:23 PM  
I was hoping that Blackwolf the Dragonmaster would show up at the Twilight premiere party and teach the little snotlings that the only true fantasy cannot be found in a book of sparkling vampires.

It is a shame though that probably ten percent of the money being vacuumed out of the pockets of these little girls (and worse little boys) or parents of said children is going to the Church of Latter Day Saints. It is bad enough that a Morman thinks necrophilia and bestiality is fine as long as it is saved until after marriage but then if you read her Wikipedia entry (which is always 100% accurate of course) then you see the idea for her series came from hating her brother and a wet dream of being a lesbian. Ok, maybe I can forgive her lesbian wet dream but the rest is just deplorable.
 
kth
2009-03-21 02:23:09 PM  

PizzaJedi81: PizzaJedi81: Erbo: tl;dr summary of Twilight:

Edward: Hoo mama, I can't decide whether to drink your blood or kiss you passionately.

Bella: That's hot.

/thank you Book-A-Minute (pops)

That site is awesome...I've already re-read five of my favorite books.

/loved 2001

Check that: Good Omens ftw!

"Five billion people almost DIE, and it is FUNNY."


I loved that one. Also good: The Confessions of St. Augustine, By St. Augustine

I was a bad boy. Damn, was I a bad boy. Not anymore, though.
 
2009-03-21 02:23:54 PM  
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f**s
 
2009-03-21 02:33:59 PM  

kth: PizzaJedi81: PizzaJedi81: Erbo: tl;dr summary of Twilight:

Edward: Hoo mama, I can't decide whether to drink your blood or kiss you passionately.

Bella: That's hot.

/thank you Book-A-Minute (pops)

That site is awesome...I've already re-read five of my favorite books.

/loved 2001

Check that: Good Omens ftw!

"Five billion people almost DIE, and it is FUNNY."

I loved that one. Also good: The Confessions of St. Augustine, By St. Augustine

I was a bad boy. Damn, was I a bad boy. Not anymore, though.


Heh...the Movie-A-Minute site is pretty good, too. I'm up to Doom.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

iddqd
 
2009-03-21 02:35:50 PM  

Erbo:
Bella: That's hot.

/thank you Book-A-Minute (pops)


I had never heard of that site before.

Thank you for that.
 
2009-03-21 02:49:27 PM  
Better version of the movie here:
Twilight: The Broodening (new window)
 
2009-03-21 03:04:01 PM  
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2009-03-21 03:14:37 PM  

The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight: Better version of the movie here:
Twilight: The Broodening (new window)



If the actual version were like that version I might have bought a ticket.
 
2009-03-21 03:14:55 PM  
I knew this kid in high school who thought he was a vampire. He even had the fake teeth and everything. He'd get very angry if you mixed up "cape" and "cloak." Yes, he wore one.

/cloaks.
//it r serious bizness.
 
2009-03-21 03:15:02 PM  
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2009-03-21 03:28:35 PM  
Bah, I always associated daywalking vampires with either extremely special and rare cases (like Blade), or truly terrible and ancient beings who have managed to build up a tolerance to sunlight over the ages. At the very least, normal vampires out in the sun should either be the kind who burn and can survive a short period in direct sunlight before dying or wearing sunblock/protective clothing.

I dunno, having a whole crapton of normal vampires walking around outside in the sun without consequences just rubs me the wrong way.

/Also, Daywalker is a hilarious word to me for some odd reason.
 
2009-03-21 03:38:55 PM  
Vampires catch fire and die in sunlight.
Vampires don't sparkle.
 
2009-03-21 03:55:14 PM  
Came for the "lightning bolt" LARPer reference, leaving disappointed

/slashie.
 
2009-03-21 03:55:25 PM  

deathbunny32: Bah, I always associated daywalking vampires with either extremely special and rare cases (like Blade), or truly terrible and ancient beings who have managed to build up a tolerance to sunlight over the ages. At the very least, normal vampires out in the sun should either be the kind who burn and can survive a short period in direct sunlight before dying or wearing sunblock/protective clothing



Dracula could walk around during the day. The "combustible in daylight" thing came after. The short-lived TV show "Moonlight" did it pretty well. You obviously can't shoot an entire TV show only at night so they had the vampire survive during daylight but it weakens him and could kill him if he's in the sun too long. Kind of like emo kids.
 
2009-03-21 04:03:25 PM  
I live by where they film it, the café I go to was used in the movie. Limo companies have been doing Twilight tours. You know who goes on the tours and makes tards out of themselves, the super loud forty something over weight hags who think they are cool and cutting edge because they like vampire flicks. They drink mimosas in the limo, wear super tight bejeweled size 18 jeans, stinking of way too much cheap perfume and bug people trying to eating breakfast. No, I am not getting out of my chair and letting my breakfast get cold so you can sit in my spot to take your stupid pictures! Get your fat caked on makeup face away from me stupid Yenta! Oh and the highlight of the tour is a community college!

Not that I have an opinion on the matter.
 
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