There’s a chance that vampires do sparkle

So here’s the thing. I’ve heard many cracks against Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, mainly with people making fun of her sparkly vampires. So what’s wrong with being sparkly? It’s pretty, girls like it, you never need to worry about buying glitter to go clubbing again. Am I right or am I right? Bottom line, I have some complaints against readers being so close-minded, specifically if you’re a fantasy-fiction fanatic. Hello, this genre was built on imagination and you can’t take vampires being a little bit different from how Bram Stoker created them? A vampire doesn’t usually wear ray bands like Blade (he was so cool, right?); vampires don’t have souls, like in Buffy (my alltime fav), and vampires usually don’t pose as teenage brothers trying to kill one another like in Vampire Diaries. Damn you TV for screwing up a great series.) Anyway, here’s what I have to say to all you anti-sparklers…

Real vampires don’t sparkle:

My Rebittel: Hmmm, really? Because I’m pretty sure you never met a real vampire. Or if you did, it was probably one of those scary people who think they’re one like on “Bones,” but they’re not really. And if you have, I stand to be corrected. But I’m willing to bet some dollars no real vampires will be standing up soon. However, if they do, let me know about the sparkling, ok?

No vampires in other books sparkle:

My Rebittell: Some books have made it so vampires can live in the sun, coincide with real people and drink animal blood to survive. What this all stems from is a poetic license. If you have a unique imagination and can create a story from an over-written and over-dramatized concept, then shouldn’t you be applauded? Apparently not when you have people freaking out about the fact that a vampire sparkles. Are you really upset about the sparking or the fact that your girlfriend, or boyfriend, is salivating over Robert Pattinson’s effective broodiness and girlie handsomeness?

Again, how do you know?

The point is this: Literature on vampires has been written about for a long ass time. Different takes on their existence has been conveyed countlessly through the years. So let Meyer’s vampires sparkle. It’s something different, something unique and surely not something to criticize. She has an imagination that has made her millions. Jealous much?

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5 thoughts on “There’s a chance that vampires do sparkle

    • Yeah, you’re probably right. All the same, I get heated about an author’s rendition of mythological characters or species being criticized when they’re merely being creative and making it their own.

  1. Speaking as a woman, and a student of folklore, I can say that the vampire has existed in folklore and myth since ancient Greece at least. My personal objection to Twilight, issues of feminism and domestic violence aside, is that Stephanie Meyers has lost sight of what a vampire is – an animated corpse that has to drink human blood in order to continue its unlife. The individual vampires in the various stories may have differing opinions on the subject, and the individual authors may handle that fact differently, but they never lose sight of that.

    • I’m not saying people have to like it, and I understand why a lot of people don’t. It’s not the traditional concept of vampires that we have in our minds. I’m just saying how do we know they don’t? It’s fiction, they can be anything the writer wants them to be and in that world that’s what they are. I’ve heard too many people grumble that vampires don’t sparkle, but my point is that in Stephanie Meyer’s world, they did. 🙂

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