Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"You won't know til you try it."

Is what drug dealers are telling teenagers, I imagine when pushing... whatever it is they push these days onto teens.

But this was also the phrase someone used with me when talking about the Twilight Saga. I admit, I had picked it up in Barnes and Noble initially because I thought, "Ooh, apple, snow whit--Nope, teen vampire romance that does not involve slayers." (Buffy FTW)

And I didn't really think of it much after that but was totally fine with jumping on the band wagon of poking fun of it. I had heard something about 'sparkly vampires', it sounded stupid, that was that.

But then someone, a fan of the books and friend of mine, pointed out that I got perturbed when Harry Potter was made fun of by people who had never even picked up a book.

She had a frustratingly accurate point.

And she pointed out that who knows, I may even enjoy reading them. She was right for about... 5 chapters of the first book. I've been to Forks, Washington, I was super amused that it was the location of this series.

This is what driving through Forks is like.

Sign: You Are Now Entering Forks.
Sign: You Are Now Leaving Forks.

But the novelty of something I grew up with wore off and this catalogues my experience with the series rather accurately:

Last panel will make a whole lot of sense if you know about the whole... baby fuckery and Jacob's imprinting... Just wiki it. Seriously.


  1. I didn't even get past the first 5 chapters before I literally threw the book across the room in disgust.

  2. I remember hearing about that ending and could not stop laughing for an hour. Actually vowed that if they kept that scene for the final movie I'd totally watch it. Heard it was not an authentic representation of the book

  3. I tried to avoid them but my curiosity got the better of me. I think the only book series I hate more is 50 shades. I've never been more angry with a book. Don't torture yourself with it!