Yes, I am a 40-year-old Twilight fan.
Actually, it's a little more complicated than that.
Isn't it always?
What I like about the Twilight series:
- That all of the movies prominently feature Robert Pattinson
- That, when reading the books, I feel like a teenager again, but in a good way
- Both the books and the movies are just. so. ripe. for snarking
What I take issue with about the Twilight series:
- The stupid contact lenses that the actors playing the vampires wear
- The quality of Stephenie Meyer's writing
- The gaping plot holes that you could drive a semi through
- That Bella is supposedly so mature and self-possessed, yet is willing to throw her entire life away for a boy. I'll admit that I've always been a sucker for a pretty face; if Robert Pattinson took a sudden interest in me, it would probably be difficult to resist, but come on now
- That Edward's irrational possessiveness of and attempts to control Bella, his breaking into her home, and watching her while she sleeps are passed off as romantic instead of what they really are: stalking and abusive.
That said, I will still fork over eleventy-million dollars (or whatever the price of a movie ticket is these days) to go see Breaking Dawn Part 1.
On Saturday I asked the Hubster if he was going to take me out on a date so we could see it on opening night.
Hubster is not a Twilight fan. Watching one of the movies is about as high on his priority list as going to the dentist. Hubster has not been to the dentist in about five years.
I believe his exact response was "No fucking way."
I told him that I would just have to go see it with the girls. He was not pleased.
I need me some RPattz. Shirtless. In a
love sex scene.