-The Daily Beast
Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight: Life and Death’ Doesn’t Break Gender Stereotypes—It Reinforces Them
New male protagonist Beau isn’t insecure or self-critical and he doesn’t think himself inferior to his superhuman lover, like Bella did. So much for challenging gender norms.
Over the last decade, Twilight has become famous for its loyal and ever-enthusiastic following, but fans of Edward and Bella got more than they ever asked for on Tuesday, as Twilight’s tenth anniversary brought a new, gender-swapped version of the vampire love story.
“You know, Bella has always gotten a lot of censure for getting rescued on multiple occasions, and people have always complained about her being a typical damsel in distress,” said Twilight author…Read more >
I have to say that "Life & Death" has to be about the most silliest, mundane, droll attempt at literature that I've ever read. YES. I admit - I read it - mostly for pure curiosity. It's more or less the same book as Twilight - but with the sexes switched. Some parts of the story are changed...but not changed enough to make the story interesting.
The story has WEAK characters: Beau (Bella) is a guy who isn't really into girls, hates cars, driving fast, but loves doing housework such as cooking and cleaning. What teen boy doesn't like cars and driving fast?
Meyer claims that the story is a 'gift' to her fans. So, Meyer probably spent a few hours on her computer doing 'search' and 'replace' - then changing the ending.
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Hey. I actually enjoyed the books and films. I freely admit there were some problems with them. And I also admit that Bella breaks every mold...I mean she see's herself perfectly in every way...and Edward was a bit of a snot when he chose to be. I've read many comparison's with Twilight and Harry Potter here. I'm a MAJOR Harry Potter fan. And I admit that Cedric actually looked 17 on film...and Edward...not so much.
BUT...I wonder if most of you guys dislike vampires....or is it only Meyer's version of vampires? I was also a major fan of Anne Rice years ago. I read almost all her vampire series in the 90's, and loved it. I haven't read much of Rice recently...but I still remember her vampire series. Meyer WAS in love with Edward herself...I…Read more >
Remember that troll I mentioned? "TheMonsterInYourCloset"? Well, she made another account called "TheMonsterComingToEatYou"... and made 18 "contributions" before being blocked. But this time, she's been denied the privelage of creating another account, seeing as how this is her 3rd one. She was blocked by our always-honorable administrator ChavezOgram, whom I alerted of this girl's presence and activity before she could inflict any more annoyance to this site. I have just one thing to say in the aftermath of this confrontation....
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Oh, this is one for the funny books... there was a user named TheMonsterInYourCloset who joined the Wiki on April 23rd, 2011, and proceeded to erase several pages of our data. She also seemed very self-absorbed, even going so far as to making a song about herself and putting it on about four Wiki pages. Ironically she claimed to be very intelligent - yet her grammar was poor, her treatment of this site was pathetic, and her maturity was a joke.
Monster, if you're reading this, allow me to describe for you what maturity is: maturity is a combination of respect, intelligence, and understanding. You claim to be intelligent and mature, but if that were the case, you would discuss Twilight with Antis without stupidly threatening to bite our head…
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I already said this on the "Discussion" page for that article, but I'm slightly worried that that page might blow her cover. Twilighters do read this wiki, and it is quite possible that one of them might stumble upon that page and alert his/her friends.Read more >
OK, today I created a spanish anti twilight page http://es.manzanaspodridas.wikia.com/wiki/ if someone of you can write spanish, he or she will be very welcome there :)Read more >
I've been banned in Tuenti (spanish facebook) because i commented in an event invitation that SMeyer and Federico Moccia writing style was a total disaster...
Now I'm supposed to be a spammer...
Well, if someone sends you an invitation to an envent about New Moon or one of the Moccia's books (no idea of the names in English) I can comment, and that's no spam, am I right?
But fans flagged it as spam, so now I'm banned and I can not post anything, even if I use that spanish crappy version of Facebook to communicate with my classmates in the college?
Twitards and fan-tards suck.Read more >
So I reviewed some trolls story and told him to GTFO, then later he sends hatemail to me and trolls my story that is dead and the my My Immortal repost thinkint that I am a troll, all while being anonymous. Can someone give advice? Thanks! btw, this is on fanfiction.net, and heres the link to my MI repost: here And the Troll's story I reviewed w/ my review:hereRead more >
I felt like writing this, so I shall. Enjoy!
- Dracula: Long after Twilight has gone and teenagers pick up another book (which hopefully isn't worse than Twilight), the Cloaked King shall still be about.
- Blackula: Far superior to any sparklepire. He's also a congress man for Virginia.
- Hellsing: Watch the video...
- Blade: I don't need to go into much depth here why it's better.
- Van Hellsing: If only he appeared in Twilight...
- Harry Potter: Thats right; the one vampire that appeared over several pages beats the entire Twilight saga.
- Dragon Ball Z: Same applies, only with filler.
- Nosferatu: A timeless classic. Twilight, on the other hand...
- Skulduggery Pleasant: Not a vampire story, but it has vampires. They're different to normal vampires, but they don't s…
One of my closest friends just got me Nightlight for a gift! I'm so excited to read it, and I'll write a summary on the article. Anyways, s/he's a sane Twilight fan who knows I don't like the book, so we're both happy.
I wanted that book before, but I didn't know where to get it, and I don't like shopping on the internet. My friends are the best (to me). I just hope this book doesn't interfere with the Twilight Parody I'm making (The two parody of Bella and his/her sister's name is also Goose).
The one I'm making probably won't be as critical, and will have realistic characters and will also parody Eragon, Harry Potter, Spiderwick Chronicles, Narnia, and more.
I'll try to finish ASAP!
A better vampire than Edward. And (s)he/it's a human 05:45, D…
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I took a walk last Friday and All of a sudden I got tickled by red and white flowers, Whipped with red ribbons, and chess pieces were thrown at me. When I got home I saw it got appled (apples were thrown at it). Guess who did it. Give up? Twazis and Cullenists.Read more >
You guys don't know how happy you've just made me.Read more >