Weekends are for relaxation...not! At least not this past weekend. I spent most of it working to get the house back into shape. We're still dealing with post-construction dust, but at least the furniture is back in place. And what's the good of having a hardwood floor without rugs to cover it up? Marathon shopping helped me find a few perfect pieces. But enough about work. I'm going to reveal my weekend guilty pleasure.
Because of the imminent theatre release of the movie, "Breaking Dawn", a virtual marathon of Twilight series movies were shown on cable television. Always one step behind the rest of the world, I watched the movie "Twilight" for the first time. Despite sometimes cheesy dialogue, I found the film to be strangely compelling. The characters were interesting and filled with teen-age angst. I guess anyone dealing with a somber but sexy vampire and a hot werewolf is bound to get a little depressed. I went on to watch the second movie in the series, "New Moon". Then I simply had to go ahead and watch the third film, "Breaking Dawn". I just about Twilighted myself to distraction.
Stephanie Meyer, author of the series, sure hit a chord with her books. There's nothing like forbidden love filled with obstacles to make a terrific story. From Shakespeare on, its a theme people really can get into. I personally haven't read Meyer's work, but have seen comments criticizing her writing style and plot consistency. Ah-hem. I should see such success from "lousy" writing!
In any event, perhaps I need to try my hand at a love story in the paranormal genre, but with a whole new twist.
competing against the werewolf...
for the affections of a beautiful and talented, but terminally accident-prone heroine.
Now that would be a real story of forbidden love!