Let me start by saying this, I'm one of those people who either totally loves something or completely hates it. There is generally no gray area with me. Sometimes I watch something only because it is the opposite of what I hate. Like I'll watch a football game if one of the teams is the Patriots or the Eagles, cause I hate them and want to see them lose, not because I care even the slightest for the other team.
I have been making fun of Twilight and the people who read it for what seems like years. I mean I said it was for twelve year old girls and I questioned the sanity of people who read books about vampires. I saw Salem's Lot. I know how it ends. A vampire love story seemed even more absurd to me. What’s the point? He’s dead, right? I mean why are these people so up in arms over this crap? I also didn’t get the whole Rob Pattinson thing. He is just awkward looking and not as amazing as all these people seemed to think. Taylor Lautner was even worse. I mean, I think that guy is 5’2”, in heels so I was just missing the whole thing.
Then I saw the movie. My husband ordered it on Netflix for me. I never thought I'd enjoy it because I usually hate movies and TV shows about vampires. I decided to watch it for one reason. I wanted to see if watching this movie would make Robert Pattinson attractive to me because I was just totally missing the infatuation people seemed to have in this guy. I was home sick with strep throat and my husband set me up in our bed and started the movie. I watched it alone because Chris was A/ downstairs with the kids and B/ not even remotely interested. Once I watched it, I had but one thought. Wow, I'm the asshole!
I loved that movie so much that it shocked me. I loved it so much that the next day while my family was gone visiting my in laws, I watched it again. When I saw my husband sliding the movie back into the red Netflix envelope to return it, a part of me wanted to run across the kitchen and lunge for it. I think I even said to him, "what are you doing with that?" Like he didn't have a right to have it. I immediately told him I wanted the movie and the books and made sure they were on my Amazon Wishlist before sun down, less there be any confusion.
I think the biggest shock was that I actually understood what people saw in these characters and I get the Robert Pattinson thing now! He's actually beautiful and kudos to him for being really good in this movie because he's sort of like sweet, misguided Benjamin on "Felicity" ( a reference that will be lost on you unless you watched Felicity ~ Which you should cause it's excellent) to me now. Whatever he does from now on, I will see. That's how good he was. I Googled him and he has some really good movies coming out soon that I can't wait for! Sighhhhhh...Edward.
I'm reading the first book now and I'm loving it. I haven't read a book this long since I read The Iliad and The Odyssey (literary comas) in high school and I'm pretty sure I lied about reading those, which means Cliff's Notes. Because I'm dyslexic, I thought a 500-600 page book would take me months to read, but in less than 24 hours, I'm almost 300 pages in and I can't wait to stop blogging to dry my hair and continue. My husband just caught me in the tub reading it and laughed at me, but that's OK, I can deal. If the movie hadn't gone back to Netflix, I'd be watching it again. I just hope I can read the next book before I see the movie. It just came out last month so I'm hoping to beat it's release to DVD. Something two days ago I would have told you was impossible. This book is holding my interest like no other book I've ever read. I mean I love Duran Duran but I've been reading a biography about them for months and I think I'm on page 40. Maybe they need a vampire. Sighhhhhh.....Edward.