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Monday, November 14, 2011

Guilty Pleasures

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.

The vampire...

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!


Chewy said...

My momma reads those books. She really likes the werewolf Jacob.


Moth said...

My Mum hasn't read the books but she has seen all the movies. She's waiting for the next one to come out on DVD here. We like the sound of that book you could write with the furry critters - could be the new bestseller :-) love from Magic x

Unknown said...

Me would love to read YOUR twilight story! It sounds way more compelling (well anything with a squirrel, cats and dogs is compelling)

Tammy said...

How could it not be a hit with such cute actors?? And your heroine had me in stitches.

Linda O'Connell said...

Very cute pictures and post!

Shane Kent Louis said...

I really enjoy reading your post, and I those pictures are really cool!

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Lynn said...

Sounds like a great read and I love all the characters!

Pup Fan said...

The books aren't well written, but I do agree that the story is somewhat compelling. Guess we can all get into that teen angst!

Julia Williams said...

OMG, those pictures are so great!!!

Anonymous said...

Heh Heh Heh I'm luvin this story! :D
Great photos!

Waggin at ya,

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Mommy never saw the Twilight movies. Butt she thinks she would watch it if you guys were the real characters in the movie. I love the vampire picture caption under the photo.

Ryker said...

I like your concept!

(And I will admit the teenager within enjoys the twilight series too.)