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#52 Nov 18 2009 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
Yes they do. The first two books are more geared towards younger kids because of Harry's age and relatability. As Harry gets older, the books get a lot darker and more mature. ****, even the 2nd book is significantly more dark than the first one (there's actually death in it!)

I certainly wasn't advocating forcing Bella to have an abortion, I just think it's messed up to have the heroine of a book series targeted to teenage girls choose to not have an abortion despite people telling her that she WILL die if she doesn't get an abortion. It glorifies anti choice thought and basically turns Bella into a martyr for that movement. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, that's definitely a possibility. A lot of people seem to think that this kind of stuff doesn't influence people, but it does. It's just very subtle and a lot of people don't realize that they're being influenced. I mean ****, even Disney movies are guilty of that! Pretty much the only Disney movies where the heroine is a strong female and doesn't give up something vital to be with her man are Mulan and Beauty and the Beast. You don't think they have an impact on influencing kids to think that relationships work a certain way? I'm pretty sure they do.

I actually do have Twilight in my Netflix queue right now. I'll be honest, I am curious. Maybe one of these days when I have some free time I'll borrow the books from my younger sister and give them an honest chance so I can form a genuine opinion of my own that's fair. We'll see.
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#53 Nov 18 2009 at 9:52 PM Rating: Default
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okay guys.. Let's watch NEW MOON.. ^^ I think it is much better in movie than reading books ^^
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#54 Nov 19 2009 at 2:45 AM Rating: Good
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Some of you seem to have really enjoyed them but I found the first one to be so "children's book"...which is fine, if that's what you want to be reading.


I thought you just said that the Harry Potter books shared target audience with the Twilight books. Are you saying Twilight's a children's book? Smiley: sly

Personally, I find the progression the Potter books to be nicely done. You must remember that these books took some nine years from the first one was published to the last one. I remember getting the first book during Christmas a long time ago and I read the last book in English because by then I was old enough to be able to. Harry Potter has been part of many children's upbringing. And I don't necessarily think that the first books are different from the rest. They are merely there to introduce us to the environment, which is why there's very little about the various characters' issues.

Finally, I don't hate the Twilight series because it's popular. I hate the mania going on right now because I feel the teenage society is getting pathetic in their obsession with not just the literature, but also the two movies made. It should be noted that I hated the Harry Potter mania when it flourished too.

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okay guys.. Let's watch NEW MOON.. ^^ I think it is much better in movie than reading books ^^


Thank you for providing us with such a shining example of the topic at hand. You think it's much better in movie than book form because you either lack the patience to read a book, have issues reading or find Edward/Indian guy to be hawt. Right?

Edited, Nov 19th 2009 9:50am by Mazra
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#55 Nov 19 2009 at 3:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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Mazra wrote:
SorinMarcov wrote:
okay guys.. Let's watch NEW MOON.. ^^ I think it is much better in movie than reading books ^^


Thank you for providing us with such a shining example of the topic at hand. You think it's much better in movie than book form because you either lack the patience to read a book, have issues reading or find Edward/Indian guy to be hawt. Right?


Actually, I think that person's a sock going around trying to make asinine comments everywhere.
#56 Apr 18 2010 at 4:36 PM Rating: Good
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Somewhat necro and I apologize for it, but I have a confession.

Long story short, I've seen New Moon and... it wasn't bad. Smiley: blush

Not my favorite movie of the year (or last year, whatever), but not bad either. More special effects, less MTV and an overall nice soundtrack. I did find myself staring extraordinarily much at Kristen Stewart's **** to balance out the AMAZINGLY frequent scenes of muscular, tanned men with no shirts and waxed chests. Luckily they made Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene) one **** of a smoking hottie in this one, so it wasn't too bad.

What grinds my gears, though, is that I'm actually looking forward to the third installment. Bryce Dallas Howard starring in it doesn't make it easier either. Major eye candy available in that one, no doubt. Guess the mania got to me. Now to isolate it and bury it deep down where no one will ever find it...

All that said, though, the movie still contained a lot of those emocore /wrist scenes where I just felt like fast-forwarding. I didn't, though, because Kristen is wearing tight jeans throughout the entire movie, and those long emocore scenes usually include nice camera angles. Way to go, cameradude, high-five!

Edited, Apr 19th 2010 12:38am by Mazra
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#57 Apr 18 2010 at 6:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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Mazra wrote:
Somewhat necro and I apologize for it, but I have a confession.

Long story short, I've seen New Moon and... it wasn't bad. Smiley: blush

Not my favorite movie of the year (or last year, whatever), but not bad either. More special effects, less MTV and an overall nice soundtrack. I did find myself staring extraordinarily much at Kristen Stewart's **** to balance out the AMAZINGLY frequent scenes of muscular, tanned men with no shirts and waxed chests. Luckily they made Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene) one **** of a smoking hottie in this one, so it wasn't too bad.

What grinds my gears, though, is that I'm actually looking forward to the third installment. Bryce Dallas Howard starring in it doesn't make it easier either. Major eye candy available in that one, no doubt. Guess the mania got to me. Now to isolate it and bury it deep down where no one will ever find it...

All that said, though, the movie still contained a lot of those emocore /wrist scenes where I just felt like fast-forwarding. I didn't, though, because Kristen is wearing tight jeans throughout the entire movie, and those long emocore scenes usually include nice camera angles. Way to go, cameradude, high-five!


I'm sorry, but I have to confiscate your man card now.
#58 Apr 18 2010 at 7:43 PM Rating: Good
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Confiscate? That card has already spontaneously combusted and forever disappeared, never to be reissued. Mazra, I am disappoint.

Edited, Apr 18th 2010 8:43pm by Vataro
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#59 Apr 18 2010 at 11:58 PM Rating: Good
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Confiscate? That card has already spontaneously combusted and forever disappeared, never to be reissued. Mazra, I am disappoint.


Yeah, a night of Rambo marathon didn't work either.

Inserting manly man for comparison.

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#61 Apr 19 2010 at 8:10 AM Rating: Good
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So what about men that like Twilight?
If you're male and you like Twilight, you're ***. I don't mean that in the derogatory sense, I mean it in the "you want to put your ********* against another man's ********* while gripping handfuls of chesthair" kind of way.


Well put.
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#62 Apr 19 2010 at 8:35 AM Rating: Good
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Oddly enough, the only part of the Twilight movie (the second one, fuck the first, nothing good about it at all) was Taylor Lautner's **** body.

I totally straddle that ***/straight line sometimes.
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#63 Apr 19 2010 at 9:20 AM Rating: Good
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Dude, he's buff and he's, what, 18 years old?

I've been slacking, apparently. Need to get on that steroid bandwagon.
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#64 Apr 19 2010 at 11:23 AM Rating: Good
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Dude, he's buff and he's, what, 18 years old?

I've been slacking, apparently. Need to get on that steroid bandwagon.


Just turned 18 in February. It's legal to drool over him now ^_^

And yeah, there are some pretty crazy before-after pictures of him between the first movie and the second. Apparently it's all working out and eating right, but I dunno...
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#65 Apr 19 2010 at 11:32 AM Rating: Good
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Mazra wrote:
Vataro wrote:
Confiscate? That card has already spontaneously combusted and forever disappeared, never to be reissued. Mazra, I am disappoint.


Yeah, a night of Rambo marathon didn't work either.

Once you lose the man card, you're just watching Rambo to ogle musclemen.

You might try the International **** Ladies Show if you can find it. Or a Bear Grylls marathon, though with as often as he ends up doing naked push ups, you might find it counterproductive.
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And yeah, there are some pretty crazy before-after pictures of him between the first movie and the second. Apparently it's all working out and eating right, but I dunno...


Yeah, I did that over the last year and... no. You need to gain mad weight while getting buff and then you need to lose it all while maintaining your muscle mass afterwards. I'm not saying he went roid-crazy, but that's not just turkey and lettuce.
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Mazra wrote:
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And yeah, there are some pretty crazy before-after pictures of him between the first movie and the second. Apparently it's all working out and eating right, but I dunno...


Yeah, I did that over the last year and... no. You need to gain mad weight while getting buff and then you need to lose it all while maintaining your muscle mass afterwards. I'm not saying he went roid-crazy, but that's not just turkey and lettuce.


I remember reading an interview with him, and saying he needed to force himself to eat a ton each day. His trainer would immediately know if he was eating too little because with all of his working out he's lose weight super fast. Definitely not turkey and lettuce alone, haha.
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#68 Apr 19 2010 at 5:34 PM Rating: Good
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That article was freaking hysterical, seriously.
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#69 Apr 19 2010 at 6:35 PM Rating: Good
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I wouldn't be caught dead reading or watching Twilight, but that six-pack...yowza.
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#70 Apr 21 2010 at 3:19 PM Rating: Good
Yeah, no kidding. I don't normally go gaga over muscles, but daaaamn!
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Just sayin'.

Also, this one is relevant because it's funny. I actually had that thought more than once during both movies.
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Lulz on both of those.
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#73 Apr 22 2010 at 2:08 AM Rating: Good
I'm rather fond of this shirt myself. One of these days I'll get it.
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I'm rather fond of this shirt myself. One of these days I'll get it.


The little description on the side was completely hypocritical, though. I mean, didn't Buffy have relationships with not one but two vampires...?
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PigtailsOfDoom the Eccentric wrote:
I'm rather fond of this shirt myself. One of these days I'll get it.


The little description on the side was completely hypocritical, though. I mean, didn't Buffy have relationships with not one but two vampires...?

The difference between a justified staking for dating our women and a Van Helsing Hate Crime is sparkles.
#76 Apr 22 2010 at 2:21 PM Rating: Good
What Pold said.

Truth be told I've never seen the TV series, just the movie. I didn't have WB growing up. I know that Buffy dated Angel, I'm not aware that she dated any other vampires.

Seriously though, it's just a ******* tshirt. It's funny, most notably because it probably ****** off any obsessive Twilight fan.

Edited, Apr 22nd 2010 2:24pm by PigtailsOfDoom
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