A blogger discussing Twilight these days is as old of tale as “Once a upon a time, an internet troll started a flame war”. It’s a dangerous risky domain for any blogger to enter.
But if you’re a MANLY blogger, you have to go. You have to get your numbers up. You have to piss off half the internet at one point in your blogging life. This doesn’t mean you can’t proceed with caution.
Sooner or later I was bound to write about it and contribute to the discussion without sounding like the two most popular arguments:
The only argument I can find for the ‘good’ part is the usual escapism stuff.
Yes, we know, we know:
Twilight is popular and the sales figures speak for themselves.
Twilight is bad because it sets women back 100 years (I agree).
All these arguments have been said and written, discussed and fought over long before a certain blogger decided to enter the scene.
Before I go on, I’d like you to watch Nostalgia Critic’s short editorial piece on Twilight
I’ll just…help myself to avoiding my PhD work in the meantime.
I agree for the most part with the Nostalgia Critic. He mentions towards the end of the video that (I’m paraphrasing here) ‘for every moron that believes Twilight represents what life is, dozens are moving on’.
I don’t agree there Mr. Nostalgia Critic.
Last post I linked everyone to a certain book which discusses how media does affect young people.
Yes, people do move on and do change, however, people unconsciously believe what the media portrays there is some underlying truth applicable to their life.
Maybe you don’t believe me. Fair enough. So I’ll ask you this, just observe the people around you and yourself. Especially when it comes to their love life.