Much to my surprise, the husband paid attention to the movie. A few hours later, our D&D group was here and when mention of "Twilight" came up, it was mocked just a bit.
That doesn't bother me. As I tell people, I like "Twilight", but I don't take it too seriously. I can make fun of it. (I can make fun of myself too.)
Today was a normal internet day, but I still decided to watch "Twilight" and "New Moon" back-to-back. Silly, I know - I watched them almost completely out of order.
However my motive was fairly sinister. Since my husband actually likes the action in "Eclipse", I wanted him to see the first two movies. I also thought that we could watch "Vampires Suck" later in the week, and then he would actually be in on the jokes... well, to an extent. I didn't actually expect him to pay close attention to either movie.
Yet he did.
After "New Moon", he asked me to tell him about "Breaking Dawn". Well, I haven't seen the movie version yet, so I had to give him the best rundown I could based on the book. Once I was done, I pointed out that I had not bothered to see "Breaking Dawn" during the few days it was at our base theater, since I would have ended up going alone. I'm patient enough to wait for blu-ray. Then I asked if he had any interest whatsoever in seeing either part of "Breaking Dawn".
His response? "Fuck yeah! That's some crazy shit!" He also said that he found "Twilight" very interesting, so that was nice to hear.
When it comes to reading the Twlight series versus watching the "Twilight" movies, I must confess that I prefer the movies. Yes, I have the books, but they're just too dry for me. Not Tolkien-dry, but dry.
As I told my husband, this is a blasphemous statement as far as Twihards are concerned, but I redeem myself by saying, "Did you know that my great-great-great grandfather was one of the founders of Port Angeles?" ;) (Well, it's true!)
It's good to love something. It's also good to be able to make light of it. If I had a dime for every time I saw Edward on screen (mmm, yes, I am Team Edward) and made up dialogue for him (usually "I'm constipated"), then I'd be a very rich girl.
Copyright (c) 2011 Wendy L. Callahan