Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Double-blind Tattoos, Anyone?

Somehow, I've managed to go a year and a half without mentioning Stephanie Meyer and her Twilight series. It's just one of those things that aspiring authors like to pretend never happened, like Who Moved my Cheese. In case you've been living in a -- wait, they probably read it in caves, too -- Twilight is the vampire romance series that spawned (or re-birthed) an entire genre. Not to mention those ubiquitous movies (what did People magazine do before Robert and Kristen?).

It's scary enough that Meyer, who'd never even written a short story before she dreamed up Twilight, could start a worldwide phenomenon. But when fans start tattooing Twilight stuff on their bodies, it's downright frightening.


  1. Can't get in to the vampire thing and I'm especially surprised at the popularity of that genre.

  2. who are kristen and robert? go watch an episode of golden girls and sprout a pair.

  3. What I don't get is that Twilight is very very similar to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Why do people insist that she is fresh and new with this genre??? So not true!! What is so funny is that these books are great examples of stories that don't translate to the big screen well. Why? Because they are poorly written.