Picture of the week:
Alright, fine. It’s another Twilight Event Horizon. Though, since the last film opens this week, you can be sure this is the last time I’ll be featuring it. And, yes, it’s odd that I talk about it so much when I’m not even really a fan. I just have a strange affection for all the craziness.
So, yes, the picture of the week is actually a kind of classic looking picture of RPatz and Kristen Stewart.
Interview of the week:
Stephenie, Edward spends the series resisting the idea of turning Bella, but it turns out to be a pretty awesome thing for her. Do you think there’s any downside to being a vampire, in this universe?
MEYER: With Edward, I think he resists happiness a lot, in the first three books. He’s afraid that he doesn’t deserve it. He’s seen a few examples of people being turned into vampires and not being very happy with it, and he’s not entirely happy with it himself. He always feels like he didn’t have a choice. He wonders, “Is he now, by definition, a villain and a bad person?,” and he doesn’t want Bella to feel that way. In retrospect, it works great for her and she’s perfectly happy, and if he would have known it would go so well, he probably would not have been so resistant. But, he’s a very cautious person. Becoming a vampire is forever. You don’t get to change your mind about it later. For me, I think that’s one of the big drawbacks with anything that’s permanent. How do you know how you’re going to feel in five years or 10 years? Even with a tattoo. The things that I loved 10 years ago, I’m really glad I did not tattoo on my body ‘cause I don’t want them now. So, permanence is a very scary thing to me, along with things that don’t change at all.
What do you see vampirism as a metaphor for?
MEYER: Vampirism, for me, was a way to live in fantasy and have superpowers, but not just in a really perfect, happy, everything is great way. It’s superpowers with a cost. It’s having to be the villain, and what do you do about that.
full interview here
Ironically, I think some would make the point that her story, more than most people with superpowers stories, has a much happier, less tortured sort of vibe.
Tweet of the week:
also, diatribe is the word of the week.