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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Twilight Reply with quote

Every populist book-ranking thing has Twilight nonsense listed as one of the greatest books of all time.

I believe this is the single greatest example of why people should not be allowed to vote. It's far too dangerous. People who think to themselves, "Crime and Punishment or Twilight...hmm...gotta go with Twilight here," are deciding your elections. Flee for your lives.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, do people like Ayn Rand or do they just like saying that they like Ayn Rand?
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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or do they just like saying that they like Ayn Rand?


This, though for the life of me I cannot understand why.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tmz.com/2009/08/04/twilight-author-accused-of-biting-vampire-story/

Funny if true. They have pages and pages of side-by-side comparison in the complaint linked in that article, and I think that the reason it's so similar is that there is only one way for a woman to write a weird vampire marriage/pregnancy girly novel.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, no plagiarizing there. I'm pretty sure that if you were also trying to write a completely derivative vampire novel for teen girls with marriage and babies involved it would have to end up like that.

The only crime is how shitty they both are.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the passages are hilariously similar though. It's just inevitable, of course, considering the setting.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there's just a limited set of words you can use if you are writing terrible vampire books, so similar scenes inevitably sound the same.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
I think there's just a limited set of words you can use if you are writing terrible vampire books, so similar scenes inevitably sound the same.


Why didn't we write some terrible vampire books and cash in?

Also I think that should be Twilight girl's lawyers' argument in court. Word for word.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who says we can't? A fair number of the Harry Potter also-rans make decent money.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awerbos wrote:
Who says we can't? A fair number of the Harry Potter also-rans make decent money.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Jackson_and_the_Olympians ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Narnia ? Wait...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That first one was actually exactly what I had in mind.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awerbos wrote:
That first one was actually exactly what I had in mind.


Yeah I figured. I have no idea what it is other than I saw it in a display in both the MIT Coop and Borders and the covers looked like Harry Potter sort of.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the only appropriate course of action for me at this point is to get both books, several pounds of chocolate, and girl alcohol and spend a night embracing the girl on vampire love story.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normally one would drink red wine if they were reading vampire stuff, but is it different with little girl vampire stuff? Would that be, like, a red wine cooler or something?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it would be more like faux-risqué cocktails like Redheaded sluts.
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